Trump is Putin’s Bitch

Fuck Collusion!

Trump is a Russian Asset!
Trump fears there is kompromat out there—maybe a lot of it—but he doesn’t know precisely what it is, who has it, or what might set them off.

Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, right, and his wife Louise Linton hold a 2017 50 subject uncut sheet of $1 dollar notes bearing Mnuchin’s name for a photograph at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Steve Mnuchin was a hedge fund manager who previously worked for investment bank Goldman Sachs for 17 years. His father Robert Mnuchin was a general partner at Goldman Sachs and worked at the firm for 33 years. Mnuchin is a member of Skull & Bones, a secret society based at Yale University.
Mnuchin joined Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016, and was named national finance chairman for the campaign. On February 13, 2017, Mnuchin was confirmed to be President Donald Trump’s Secretary of the Treasury by a 53–47 vote in the U.S. Senate. Mnuchin follows in the footsteps of fellow Goldman alumni Robert Rubin (under Bill Clinton) and Henry Paulson under (George W Bush) in the Treasury job.
House Democrats have summoned Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, to Congress on Thursday, January 10, 2019, to deliver a classified briefing about the Trump administration’s plans to end sanctions on companies linked to the billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg V. Deripaska.

Trump’s government shutdown is straight out of Putin’s playbook.

Russia created a massive flow of Syrian refugees into Europe as part of a deliberate and cunning policy to use the influx of these millions of refugees as a political weapon that would destabilize Western Europe.
Putin feared that Hillary Clinton was such a strong supporter of “regime change” policies that, if elected in 2016, she might pose a serious threat to his survival.

Craig Unger

Excerpt from House of Trump, House of Putin by Craig Unger
Meanwhile, relations between Russia and Western officials were approaching a Cold War-level chill. Putin’s bête noire was the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. In fact, Clinton had made her feelings about Putin clear in 2008, when, as a senator, she had joked about George W. Bush’s famous assessment of Putin.“I looked the man in the eye,” the former president had said, “I was able to get a sense of his soul; a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country.”

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End Mass Incarceration

Stop Mass Incarceration and Endless War

The American criminal justice system holds almost 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 1,852 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,163 local jails, and 80 Indian Country jails as well as in military prisons, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers, state psychiatric hospitals, and prisons in the U.S. territories.
Despite only making up about 5 percent of the global population, the United States has nearly 25 percent of the world’s prison population. Since 1970, our incarcerated population has increased by 700% ­­– far outpacing population growth and crime.

prison population

One out of every three Black boys born today can expect to go to prison in his lifetime, as can one of every six Latino boys—compared to one of every 17 White boys. At the same time, women are the fastest growing incarcerated population in the United States.

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

‪There are twice as many people sitting in local jails awaiting trial and presumed innocent than in the entire federal prison system. And each year, 650,000 men and women nationwide return from prison to their communities. They face nearly 50,000 federal, state, and local legal restrictions that make it difficult to reintegrate back into society. According to Michelle Alexander, the author of The New Jim Crow:
If you take into account prisoners, a large majority of African American men in some urban areas, like Chicago, have been labeled felons for life. These men are part of a growing undercaste — not class, caste – a group of people who are permanently relegated, by law, to an inferior second-class status. They can be denied the right to vote, automatically excluded from juries, and legally discriminated against in employment, housing, access to education, and public benefits — much as their grandparents and great-grandparents once were during the Jim Crow era.
Putting It All TogetherIn 1991, I also wrote about mass incarceration in my book, Putting It All Together. In addition, I wrote about COINTELPRO and the assassination of Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP). COINTELPRO (Portmanteau derived from COunter INTELligence PROgram) (1956–1971) was a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations. In Putting It All Together, I included a copy of the COINTELPRO FBI memo below.

COINTELPRO memo

Prevent the rise of a “messiah” who could unity and electrify, the militant black nationalist movement.

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Democrats & People of Faith

So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter and they cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren’t like them…
~ Barack Obama
April 2008

The Democratic Party needs to be more welcoming and less condescending towards people of faith.

Christian Cultural Center

I attended the above event at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York. Leading one of the sessions on The Art of Preaching were Reverend Scott Jackson and Hallerin Hilton Hill from New Life Gathering in Knoxville, Tennessee, shown below.

Reverend Jackson introduced a quote by Reverend Timothy Keller, the extended version of the quote is below:
The difference between a bad sermon and a good sermon is largely located in the preachers — in their gifts and skills and in their preparation for any particular message. Understanding the biblical text, distilling a clear outline and theme, developing a persuasive argument, enriching it with poignant illustrations, metaphors, and practical examples, incisively analyzing heart motives and cultural assumptions, making specific application to real life — all of this takes extensive labor. To prepare a sermon like this requires hours of work, and to be able to craft and present it skillfully takes years of practice.
However, while the difference between a bad sermon and a good sermon is mainly the responsibility of the preacher, the difference between good preaching and great preaching lies mainly in the work of the Holy Spirit in the heart of the listener as well as the preacher…
…We should do the work it takes to make our communication of God’s truth good and leave it up to God how and how often he makes it great for the listener. ‘Should you seek great things for thyself? Do not seek them’ (Jeremiah 45:5).
This quote piqued my interest and I asked a follow-up question about the difference between good preaching and great preaching. While I don’t quite recall Mr. Hill’s response, Reverend Jackson’s answer included the idea of conveying brokenness.

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Donald Trump is a Threat to Democracy says Seth Klarman, Hedge Fund Billionaire

Seth Klarman

Seth Klarman, who has $30 billion under management at Baupost Group and is estimated by Forbes to be worth $1.5 billion, was once the biggest donor to the Republican Party in New England. This year he gave some $20 million to Democrats.
Klarman has been alarmed by Republican attempts at voter suppression, and by a president who demonizes immigrants and suggests that Muslims, Hispanics and Blacks are second-class citizens. He told New York Times op-ed writer Bari Weiss that he feels “betrayed” by “spineless” Republicans who have, with rare exceptions, been “profiles in cowardice.” Anyone still counting on them to stand up to the president is delusional. A Democratic majority, Mr. Klarman said, is the only option to “act as a check and balance.”

Robin Hood Conference

The Robin Hood Investment Conference is an annual event where about 1,000 investors pay as much as $7,500 each for two days of talks. From their website:
THE ROBIN HOOD INVESTORS CONFERENCE GATHERS THE BRIGHTEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL POLICY EXPERTS, HEDGE FUND MANAGERS, FINANCIAL LEADERS, TECH INNOVATORS AND REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO SHARE MARKET INSIGHTS AND GIVE ACTIONABLE, MONEY-MAKING INVESTMENT IDEAS.
100% OF TICKET SALES GO TO FIGHT POVERTY IN NEW YORK CITY.
At the 2017 Robin Hood event, Seth Klarman said:
The president is a threat to democracy. He has attacked journalists and he’s threatening to take away NBC’s license. He’s attacking judges. He’s violating all sorts of democratic norms, from the emoluments clause to questioning the election and threatening to lock up his opponent.
People don’t focus on this but Nazi Germany had a constitution before Hitler came to power and at the end of the war they had the exact same constitution. It lasted all the way through, but democracy didn’t.
The country is getting divided, whether it’s immigrants, whether it’s transgender people, whether it’s blacks, whether it’s Mexicans. It’s awful.

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Trump is a Money-Laundering Idiot!

“He’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything.”
~ John F. Kelly
White House Chief of Staff
As reported in Fear by Bob Woodward

For over 30 years, the Russian mafia laundered money through Trump properties. The evidence is overwhelming in support of this claim. Trump is aware of this or he is not. Either way makes him a complete idiot.

Google idiot

If he is not aware to the fact that the Russian mafia has been laundering money through his properties, then he is a complete idiot simply for not knowing something so obvious. If he is aware to the fact that the Russian mafia has been laundering money through his properties, then he is a complete idiot for running for president and exposing himself and his family to the intense scrutiny that involved in a president campaign and being president.

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Putin Feared Clinton, Part II

Ultimately, [Putin] feared, [Hillary Clinton] was such a strong supporter of “regime change” policies that, if elected in 2016, she might pose a serious threat to his survival.

Craig Unger

Excerpt from House of Trump, House of Putin by Craig Unger
Meanwhile, relations between Russia and Western officials were approaching a Cold War-level chill. Putin’s bête noire was the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. In fact, Clinton had made her feelings about Putin clear in 2008, when, as a senator, she had joked about George W. Bush’s famous assessment of Putin.“I looked the man in the eye,” the former president had said, “I was able to get a sense of his soul; a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country.”
Hillary, of course, saw things quite differently. Because Putin was a KGB agent, she said, “by definition he doesn’t have a soul.”

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Always Speak Truth to Power: Putin Feared Clinton

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
~ John 8 : 31 – 32

No matter the challenges, the adversary, or the objections, always speak truth to power. No matter the costs.
~ Former DIA Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart
MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin accused Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday of inciting unrest in Russia, as he grappled with the prospect of large-scale political protest for the first time in his more than decade-long rule.
In a rare personal accusation, Mr. Putin said Mrs. Clinton had sent “a signal” to “some actors in our country” after Sunday’s parliamentary elections, which were condemned as fraudulent by both international and Russian observers. Anger over the elections prompted a demonstration in which thousands chanted “Putin is a thief” and “Russia without Putin,” a development that has deeply unnerved the Kremlin.
Speaking to political allies as he announced the formation of his presidential campaign, Mr. Putin said that hundreds of millions of dollars in “foreign money” was being used to influence Russian politics, and that Mrs. Clinton had personally spurred protesters to action. The comments indicate a breakdown in the Obama administration’s sputtering effort to “reset” the relationship between the United States and Russia.

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