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Jim

 

I love Judicial Watch…

JB

On Watch: How Donald Trump was Targeted by the FBI
March 13, 2019

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Jim,

You, Bill and I were all in agreement that Tariffs and Trade Wars would not be good policy.  Too bad the administration did not listen-in to our Saturday talks.

Dave

Cohn Slams Former White House Colleagues: “I Don’t Want To Live In Chaos”
March 14, 2019

Former White House chief economic advisor Gary Cohn, who quit in a huff over Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum, has lashed out at some of his former colleagues in a Wednesday interview with Freakonomics Radio.

Cohn slammed National Trade Council director Peter Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for leading the country into an unnecessary trade war.

“Tariffs don’t work. If anything, they hurt the economy because if you’re a typical American worker, you have a finite amount of income to spend,” the former Goldman Sachs #2 executive told host Stephen J. Dubner. “If you have to spend more on the necessity products that you need to live, you have less to spend on the services that you want to buy.”

When interviewer Stephen J. Dubner suggests that all other economists except for one — Navarro — would agree on that point, Cohn said, “There’s only one in the world. That we know of.” –CNBC

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Jim,

This article is long but I hope every one takes the time to read it and then they will understand why alternative media like “JSMineset” is so important.

Dave

The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know
January 30, 2018

This article  by Professor James Tracy first published in August 2015 is of particular relevance in relation to the “fake news” campaign directed against the alternative and independent media.

In a bitter irony, the media coverup of  the CIA’s covert support to Al Qaeda and the ISIS is instrumented by the CIA which also oversees the mainstream media.

Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.

When seriously practiced, the journalistic profession involves gathering information concerning individuals, locales, events, and issues. In theory such information informs people about their world, thereby strengthening “democracy.” This is exactly the reason why news organizations and individual journalists are tapped as assets by intelligence agencies and, as the experiences of German journalist Udo Ulfkotte (entry 47 below) suggest, this practice is at least as widespread today as it was at the height of the Cold War.

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Jim,

Another Government agency that may not have public safety first and foremost on its mind.

Dave

NASA Warns Hurricane Forecasts May Revert To 1970 Accuracy Due To 5G Conflict
March 14, 2019

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk

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The FCC’s Brian Hart said the plan to auction this spectrum has “been on the books since 2007” and that “it is therefore perplexing to be asked to postpone this auction the day before it is going to start.”

The request was made last week, not the day before. But yes, that is the last minute in a manner of speaking.

Regardless, what the hell is the priority here?

If there is a strong chance public safety is at risk, as seems the case, it is idiotic to suggest it is too late to make a change.

The FCC should hold off on auctioning this portion of the spectrum or at least widen the spread between to reduce chance of interference.

“Sorry, it’s too late to be concerned about lives” seems to be the message.

I smell lawsuits.

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