A Conspiracy to Defraud the United States

I’ve spent two days reading and researching the details of Robert Mueller’s recent indictment of 12 Russian Nationals.

Screenshot -2 from Robert Mueller's Indictement
An Unknown American sought dirt on Hillary Clinton from Russian Cyber Operatives

Here’s what I got from reading the text of Mueller’s indictment: 12 Officers of the Russian GRU had orders to attack the United States.

This is a fact and facts are not open to debate.

Excerpt from Muellers Insictment of 12 Russian Nationals
Excerpt from Mueller’s Indictment

Furthermore, these military units used propaganda and psychological warfare as part of a broad campaign to sabotage our 2016 elections to place a Russian asset in the office of The President.

As stated in the 2016 NATO Handbook of Information Warfare,  the goal of a Russian cyber attack is regime change.

A page from the 2016 NATO Defense College Handbook of Russian Information Warfare
A page from the 2016 NATO Defense College Handbook of Russian Information Warfare

The use of military against a civilian population makes this an act of war by the Russian Federation against the people of the United States.

The Russian Federation had help from unnamed American co-conspirators in the United States.

A Washington Post screen shot of Paul Ryan telling his colleagues to be quiet about Putin funding Trump.
Paul Ryan’s response in 2016 upon hearing that Putin funds Trump.

In order to carry out their activities to interfere in U.S. political and electoral processes without detection of their Russian affiliation, Defendants conspired to obstruct the lawful functions of the United States government through fraud and deceit, including by making expenditures in connection with the 2016 U.S. presidential election without proper regulatory disclosure; failing to register as foreign agents carrying out political activities within the United States; and obtaining visas through false and fraudulent statements.

Russia-Trump inquiry: Full text of Mueller’s indictment

 

Screenshot from an Australian Expose of Trump Russia
Four Corners investigates Russia’s endgame and the motivation behind its extraordinary interference in the US Presidential elections.

What do you get from reading Mueller’s Indictment?

RG, July 2018

Play the Wikileaks Bombshell Game: October 23, 2016

In light of Robert Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian Nationals, a re-blog from  October, 2016

Art by Rob Goldstein

Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals that Hillary Clinton is Satanic! Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals Hillary Clinton is Satanic!

The work of destroying the first woman nominee for President requires an assault on reality.  So, the party of patriotism and personal accountability is in the odd place of colluding with and using the strategies of a Russian President who is no friend to the United States.

From the Brookings Institute:

There is significant evidence that individuals acting at the direction of or on the behalf of Russia—the degree of coordination is unclear—are attempting to use organizational doxing to influence the United States presidential election. As Harvard law professor Jack Goldsmith noted, this raises a number of scary questions regarding preserving the integrity of U.S. election results. It is not entirely clear what is motivating the DNC document dumps or the apparent targeting of Hillary Clinton; some speculate the aim is to benefit Donald Trump, though a plausible goal might simply be to insert…

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11 Beautiful Minds of The 20th Century

Eleven brilliant and courageous men and women.

1.

Pablo Neruda
July 12, 1904-September 23, 1973

Art by Rob Goldstein
Pablo Neruda Ricardo Reyes as a young man

I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
hunting for you, for your hot heart,
like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.

~ Pablo Neruda

2.

Norma Jeane Mortenson
June 1, 1926-August 5, 1962

Art by Rob Goldstein
Portrait of Norma Jeane Mortenson

I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human.
Norma Jeane Mortenson

3.

Harvey Milk
May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978

 

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“All men are created equal. No matter how hard they try, they can never erase those words. That is what America is about.”
Harvey Milk, The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words

4.

el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz
May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965

 

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Malcolm X


“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
Malcolm X

5.

Nina Simone

February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003

Art by Rob Goldstein
Nina Simone

“I am just one of the people who is sick of the social order, sick of the establishment, sick to my soul of it all. To me, America’s society is nothing but a cancer, and it must be exposed before it can be cured. I am not the doctor to cure it. All I can do is expose the sickness.”
Nina Simone

6.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal”, then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.”
John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage

7.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929- April 4, 1968

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Dr. Martin Luther King

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

8.

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau
July 5, 1889 – 11 October 11, 1963

Art by Rob Goldstein
Jean Cocteau

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
Jean Cocteau

9.

Frank O’Hara
March 27, 1926 – July 25, 1966

 

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Frank O’Hara


“I wonder if the course of narcissism through the ages would have been any different had Narcissus first peered into a cesspool. He probably did.”
Frank O’Hara, Early Writing

10.

Simone de Beauvoir
January 9, 1908 – April 14, 1986

 

Art by Rob Goldstein
Simone de Beauvoir


Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying. Simone de Beauvoir

11.

Jean Genet
December 19, 1910-April 15, 1986

 

Art by Rob Goldstein
Jean Genet

What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn’t see Negroes hanging from its branches.  Jean Genet

 

Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge the images on this page are in the public domain.

Header photo, Portrait of Malcolm X, by Rob Goldstein (c) 2016

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Friday Feature – July 6, 2018 – Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony

Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony: please read the oath our naturalized citizens take.

Prasanta Verma

Welcome to this week’s

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This week, which encompasses a holiday in the U.S., Independence Day, I found myself in the beautiful state of Vermont.

Vermonthills

I was not there on vacation, but the time away, amongst the beauty of the hills, and far away from many everyday responsibilities surely made the time away feel more like a vacation, though I did not do typical vacation-y sort of things.

On July 4 I found myself on the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, where numerous festivities were scheduled for the day.

Coolidge Historical Site sign

Coolidge-Homestead Coolidge Homestead

Coolidge-gravesite

tents-debtateJPG Debate rounds were part of the July 4 week festivities also and were held in these mini-tents, as well as a few rooms in the buildings on the grounds.

One of the more fascinating things, however, was a naturalization ceremony.

naturalization ceremony sign

As part of the day’s festivities, an outdoor tent was set up to serve as a courthouse…

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