Update on Active Measures, my review: We finished watching this film-doc last night. Although everything it depicts about the relationships of Donald Trump, his family & campaign staff and the Russians/Putin is probably true, it goes further to present Hillary, the DNC & Podesta as the only victims of the 2016 campaign and innocent as lambs. There is no mention of how Hillary, the DNC & Podesta rigged and stole the Primaries against Bernie, the lies they spread about Bernie (including violence by Bernie's delegates), how Bernie's delegates were not allowed to speak or protest during the DNC convention, and the super delegates who were already bought off by Hillary prior to the actual primaries to name a few incidents. Trump, Putin and Hillary are one in the same, they are criminals and gangsters. I would only recommend this doc-film if you are interested in the connections between Trump and his family and Trump's campaign team to organized crime in Russia. Further, there is no mention of the interference of the United States in elections throughout the world which have established dozens of tyrants and dictators.
One thing I have noticed about the gringos both here and in the States: they all agree that Mexico is corrupt beyond repair. Any more and particularly now this sentiment in my opinion is inappropriate and unreasonable. What we witnessed from the Kavanaugh Hearings was complete and total corruption of the United State's highest court of the land - the Supreme Court. It does not get worse than that although of course, corruption rips through the US Government backwards, frontwards and sideways. So the message is '...before you accuse me, take a look at yourself." The consensus is that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed which means dark times ahead for the United States. I guess we could all do a quickie novena to St. Jude the Patron Saint of hopeless causes, maybe that might work.
Brett Kavanaugh, the all American - Joe- Good- Guy-Just a Swell Lad Who Coaches-Girls Basketball and a Great Dad- a True American as portrayed by the GOP is a shithead. He has been endorsed by Breitbart, the NRA, MOM & the Family Research Council ( who vehemently oppose LGBT rights), he is opposed to reproductive rights, affordable health care, immigrants rights, workers rights, anti-environment, anti-regulations, favors the corporates, is pro racial profiling, pro complete executive power and is a liar. It was bad enough that the Republicans provided absolute complete non disclosure of his records (on purpose) but he has the polished ability to avoid answering questions like a true mafiosa. By the weekend I was sick to my stomach.
So here are some links - you have to read Jeffrey St. Clair - and I am behind on my subscription to Counterpunch so this link was provided by Sonya over on the Intercept: (one reason I am behind is because we opted to buy Paris a brand new Big Barker Bed with cover except now she wants another one for upstairs. Paris and Bob the Daca Cat are so spoiled I cannot believe it. Bob now only eats chicken so every other day I'm roasting chickens. ( BTW, if you're thinking of buying one of these, just go directly to the company to order.)
Favorite Brett Kavanaugh Links As Of Today:
From Counterpunch: Covers the op-ed piece & Kavanaugh & Everything Else !
Roaming Charges: "I Am Not Spartacus!"
By, Jeffrey St. Clair - 09/07/18
Democracy Now ! And don't miss the headlines....
At this point, they haven't added yesterdays report to the pool:
Ex-Senate Aide: Kavanaugh Should Be Impeached For Lying Under Oath About Stolen Democratic Memos - 09/10/18
Brett Kavanaugh - Compilation of Reports
Links Regarding the New York Times Op-Ed Piece: (So far)
From The Intercept:
Dear Anoymous Trump Official, There Is No Redemption In Your Cowardly Op-Ed
By, Mehdi Hasan - 09/06/18
Briefly and we'll see if this interpretation comes up somewhere, but I think the op-ed piece was a
semi-advanced Machiavellian Intelligence Distraction (Kavanaugh Hearings and upcoming mid-terms& other Trump Disasters) which was not altogether completely sophisticated, giving Trump more attention - so far only a few agree with me. None the less, sock it to em Mehdi !!
From The Intercept:
Anonymous Op-Ed From Trump's White House Shows the Dangers of America's Imperial Presidency
by, Jon Schwartz - 09/08/18
Pussy Riot Member Pyotr Verzilov is in critical condition after what is suspected to have been a poisoning:
From The Hill:
Pussy Riot Member In Critical Condition - Suspected To Have Been Poisoned
by, Avery Anapol - 09/12/18 6:59pm
Follow up reports on Pussy Riot, also noticed nothing about this on the local Mex news so far...maybe because Putin is supposed to meet with AMLO?
From The New Yorker: 09/13/18
A Pussy Riot Activist Is the Victim Of the Latest Apparent Poisoning In Russia
By, Masha Gessen
From Meduza: 09/13/18: Weirdly, I could not pull up the link.
"Doctors reportedly suspect Pussy Riot member Pyotr Verzilov was poisoned with a neurotransmitter-blocking medicine
Citing his doctors, the activist’s friends told Meduza that physicians believe he either overdosed on or was poisoned by anticholinergic drugs, which are used to treat a variety of conditions, including dizziness, ulcers, insomnia, and asthma. Verzilov’s family told Meduza that they are “1,000-percent” certain that he didn’t willingly ingest any anticholinergic drugs.
Verzilov remains in critical condition, but his life is reportedly not in danger, and he is slowly recuperating. Relatives say he still isn’t speaking, and “reacts only with his eyes.”
A member of Pussy Riot and the publisher of the investigative news website Mediazona, which conducts often daring reporting on Russia's criminal justice system, Verzilov has been a prominent figure in Russia’s anti-Kremlin opposition movement since the late 2000s, when he performed in the controversial “Voina” artist-activist group alongside his then wife, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.
Finally, I meant to put this one up on 9/11 - redirected from from the Louis Proyect Blog:
Don't miss this report by manuelgarciajr; I need to mention this morning reading the MSM, one couple with a small child and two cats plus she is pregnant were going to ride Florence out...because they said they could not afford to leave. However, on the boards they had nailed down to protect the windows they inscribed these messages: "Thank God For Trump" and "God Bless America." It cannot get much weirder than that folks.
Wait....yes it can !
Here is manuelgarciajr:
Hurricane Florence, 9-11 Climate Change Terrorism
By, manuelgarciajr - 09/11/18
All of this and not a peep on the local conditions due to the drug war, or the immigration issues. Sorry. Will come back to those in the next blog - but to give you a heads up, here in TIJ we have surpassed 80 executions so far this month, attacks on authorities, burned and headless bodies, etc. The Gendarme has been deployed to our region and prior to their arrival massive quantities of heroin, cocaine, meth & weed have been seized up and down the coast.
There has also been no mention locally of the millions and millions of dollars the USA under Trump plans to send to Mexico (as part of Merida) to get rid of the migrantes in Mexico and before they make it to the line - not a word. Will AMLO go along with this policy? Also, waiting to see the blowback from ICE receiving million of dollars funneled to them from FEMA.
May not return until the weekend.
Update 09/13 10:42 pm:
Well I'm Back. The New York Times article regarding the 20 million the Trump Administration plans to give to Mexico to deport immigrants has moved full circle - from CNN to the Financial Times and around the globe:
From The New York Times: - 09/12/18
US Plans To Pay Mexico To Deport Unauthorized Immigrants Thereby, Gardiner Harris & Julie Hirschfeld Davis
From CNN: - 09/13/18
US Plans to Pay $20 Million To Help Mexico Deport Migrants
By, Cathine E. Shoichet
However Proceso reports today that there is no deal - even though this point has been on the table for a long time where initially Pena wanted 800 million dollars. I'll paste this report for you, and while you are there check out the section on the transition of AMLO:
Por Presion Del Equipo de AMLO, Gobierno de Pena Rechaza 20mdd de EU Para Filtro Migratorio
Por, J.Jesus Esquivel - 09/13/18
Under pressure from AMLO team, Peña government rejects US $ 20 million for immigration filter
"The Mexican government did not accept the 20 million dollars, they are there at the bottom of the Mérida Initiative, but they were not accepted to carry out repatriations," a government official from Peña Nieto told Apro in response to the dispatch published by this weekly. on its website, noting that Washington's proposal to finance the cost of deportations in Mexico would be signed.
A member of the transition team of the president-elect, reported to Apro that, for a few weeks, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón (future secretary of Foreign Affairs), told the chancellery in charge of Luis Videgaray Caso, that he would not accept any money from the government of Trump to defray the expenses of the deportation of undocumented immigrants.
"We knew of the negotiations and the intention of the government of President Trump to provide funds for the deportation of people from Mexico to their countries of origin, therefore, the government of Peña Nieto was asked not to accept a single penny" , stressed the informative source of López Obrador's transition team.
Over the refusal of the still Mexican government, the State Department, in charge of the financing and revision of the Mérida Initiative, recently notified the US Federal Congress about the allocation of the 20 million dollars.
The process of informing the Capitol about the destination of funds for the international affairs budget by the Department of State is mandatory, which does not imply, as the Mexican government clarifies, that the 20 million dollars are accepted.
President Trump tried to convince the Peña Nieto government that Mexico would become a sort of immigration filter for Washington since he arrived at the White House and applied the Zero Tolerance policy to undocumented immigration, by approving the separation of children from their parents when arriving as undocumented immigrants to the southern border of the United States and criminalizing those of legal age.
In secret, Luis Videgaray and Alfonso Navarrete Prida, secretary of the Interior, negotiated, like the Trump government, the agreement to convert Mexico into a Third Secure Country (TPS).
With the typification of the TPS, Trump intended that all non-Mexican foreign immigrants seeking asylum for any reason or reason in the United States, first, they requested it in Mexico so that they could not even get close to the southern border of the United States.
Luis Videgaray and the Mexican ambassador in Washington, Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández publicly denied the negotiation of the TPS, however, Proceso and various US media outlets, including The New York Times , published evidence to the contrary.
After an interview ( Proceso 2180), Ambassador Gutiérrez Fernández accepted that the TPS case was reviewed with the United States government, but assured that the idea of specifying the agreement had already been rejected.
With the financing of 20 million dollars, the Trump administration was looking for the Mexican government to accept a kind of deportation quota for undocumented immigrants.
The New York Times , in its print edition today, publishes a dispatch that gives an account, as does Proceso, about Trump's intention to get the Mexican government to accept the repatriation of undocumented immigrants.
The New York newspaper even announces that the 20 million dollars would cover the costs of Mexico's deportation to their countries of origin of some 17,000 undocumented immigrants.
The migratory funds in the Mérida Initiative focused on the repatriation of migrants from continents such as Africa and Asia.
In Mexico, and due to the infrastructure and training incapacity of the personnel of the National Institute of Immigration (INI), immigrants detained from countries such as Bangladesh, Cameroon or India, are released and people arrive at the northern border to try to enter the United States.
The $ 20 million from the State Department would pay the cost of intercontinental flights of undocumented immigrants in Mexico, which would be convenient for Trump to prevent the flow of migrants in its southern border, another migratory filter not of the TPS puff that he intended to sign with the government of Peña Nieto."
In the case of Central American immigrants detained in Mexico as undocumented, the elderly are deported by land (in buses) and minors by plane.
"The 20 million dollars are there, in the Mérida Initiative, the government of President Peña Nieto has already rejected them for immigration purposes, and it will be up to the next president (López Obrador) to decide whether to take them or not," the official added. outgoing government.
The New York Times, having ignored the refusal of the Mexican government to accept the money from the State Department, in his office on the matter, even, reported the refusal of legislators to the idea of wanting Mexico to do the dirty work of Washington.
"The intention of the Congress to approve this money (in the Merida Initiative) is to support the communities to face the problem of crime, corruption and many other challenges, not to expand the deportations crusade of this administration," he told The New York Times the Democratic representative for the state of New York, Eliot Engel, member of the Committee of International Affairs.
On October 11 and 12 in Washington, the Second Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America will be held with the participation of the governments of that region, Trump, Peña Nieto and members of the Andrés Manuel López Obrador team."
No disrespect to Sr. Esquivel, but when I saw his name I flashed on this political cartoon from a couple of months back which now needs to be updated to showing wads of transferred funds bulging from the ICE Agent's pockets:
See ya'll in a few days......
Rage On Girls.....