Oh Dear: Actress Rose McGowan Says Weinstein Attorney Lisa Bloom Offered $6 Million Hush Money…


Like her mother Gloria Allred, attorney and media personality Lisa Bloom has created her controversial personal brand image as an advocate for women who have been victimized.

However, against increasing numbers of women sharing stories about their sexual harassment by Bloom’s former client Harvey Weinstein, actress Rose McGowan is claiming that Weinstein lawyer and Lisa Bloom’s co-counsel, Charles Harder, tried to pay her $6 million hush money to actually support McGowan’s abuser.

(Via Daily Mail)  Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan claims attorney Lisa Bloom offered her $6 million to publicly support the disgraced media mogul who she says raped her.

In an emotional statement posted to what appears to be her private Facebook account, the former Charmed star accused celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom of approaching her literary agent to try and influence McGowan to publicly support Weinstein.

Bloom had represented Weinstein before resigning on October 7 after the scandal broke.

McGowan, who was one of the first women to publicly allege that Weinstein had sexually assaulted her, revealed she did not sign a non-disclosure agreement after reaching a settlement with the media mogul for $100,000 after she claims he raped her at a hotel room in 1997 during the Sundance Film Festival.

‘You know what is truth, Lisa? I feel like people should know that you’ve been calling my literary agent and saying there’d be money for me if I got on the “Harvey’s Changed” bandwagon?’ the actor wrote. (read more)

Why is Congress at 31% & Trump at 41% Approval in the Polls?


A root cause for Congressional ineffectiveness will be found in the simple fact that the exercise of good governmental judgment cannot possibly compete with re-election pressures. This is why term limits are ABSOLUTELY  MANDATORY if we ever hope to have a reasonable government. There is a substantial conflict between good government and corrupt ineffective government. Congress has merely been transformed into a school how to be corrupt and get away with it.

Congress has only at best a 31% approval rating against Trump at 41%. Democrats in Congress are at 29% with Republicans at 36%. Nancy Pelosi is at 35% and Chuck Summer is at 23%. Yet CNN and the New York Times bash Trump as being so unpopular while they ignore Congress’ approval rating.

What is amazing is that people criticized Trump for lacking experience in government. Yet, politicians lack any skill set whatsoever to understand the real world. There is no advantage to the nation from lengthy political office holding for there is no empirical evidence that it has increased the knowledge or skill to run the nation. Unfortunately, the only skill or increased knowledge is confined to re-election techniques and how to raise money. This is always counter-trend to the public interest of running the nation. So much governmental expenditure is pressured by the re-election fervor that the real Federal deficit cannot be closed and the Federal debt will continue to skyrocket without end. These debt ceiling increases are a joke because they all just want to spend money so they get re-elected. That is using public funds for personal gain at the expense of our future.

From 1789 to 1855, members of Congress received only a per diem (daily payment) of $6.00 while in session, except for a period from December 1815 to March 1817, when they received $1,500 a year. Members began receiving an annual salary in 1855, when they were paid $3,000 per year.

1780s–1820s was the formative era when the good of the nation tended to be at least on the agenda when they earned just $6 per day when they showed up. The 1830s–1900s was known as the partisan era. This was followed by the 1910s–1960s known as the committee era which was a system of seniority that handed long-time Members of Congress more and more power and encouraged politicians of both parties to serve for long terms which has continued into the present time. This was augmented by the 1970s–present, known as the contemporary era, which is all about spending money to create socialism and buying the votes of groups to maintain the lifetime jobs in Congress.

All of this should be changed to one-term and out. Then we can get back to the formative age where the good of country returns to the top of the list of important consideration.

Was Paddock an Anti-Trump Motivated Shooter?


A number of emails have come in about Paddock. There are pictures floating around of someone who looks like Paddock at anti-Trump rallies. This is by far not confirmed and is highly speculative. Nevertheless, the timing cyclically when someone would be triggered to act in this manner would be about January 12th. Targeting the Country Western rather than Pop music festival may also be a speculative indication that he was for some reason an anti-Trump advocate if one assumes the Country Music crowd voted for Trump rather than the Pop Music crowd. None of this is confirmed, but it is also doubtful anyone would provide such confirmation for it would be a political time-bomb.

From an analytical perspective, should these aspects be remotely correct, they would cyclically support the time frame. We would not see the media admit that that was his motive and the government might also try to suppress such a motive. We will have to see. Tying this to politics may be too radioactive. Nevertheless, such cyclical timing in these type of events you look back 8.6 months.

The assassination of President McKinley took place on September 6th, 1901, which was also about 8.6 months after the Presidential election in November 1900.

My Opinion on Stephen Paddock


I’m a former Green Beret from back in the day, pre-Tet Vietnam, where I was WIA in combat at a Special Forces camp on the Cambodian border in late 1967, so I was trained by the US military on the use of many different weapons, explosives, tactics and guerilla politics; therefore my opinion on the Stephen Paddock massacre in Las Vegas is more than idle speculation. When searching for motivation one must always consider Occam’s razor; meaning the simplest solution or answer is almost always right. To begin any analysis one must start with the facts. So what are the known facts found on the broadcast news media and searches on the web?

On September 30 in Las Vegas 58 concert attendees were killed by gun fire and another 527 were injured. The gunfire was rapid and appeared to come from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort and casino. Police breached the room and found Stephen Paddock dead. Cell phone videos taken by concert attendees clearly indicated rapid fire interrupted by short periods of silence (changing magazines) and there were clearly two windows broken out on the upper floors of Mandalay Bay. The weapon reports, I heard, were not from a military full automatic rifle and were either from a well trained shooter or from the use of a bump stock add-on to a regular civilian semi automatic rile that allowed rapid fire similar to that of a military rifle.

The news reported the following.

The suite Paddock had rented had two rooms and both rooms had windows knocked out and shooting platforms established.

There were 23 weapons found in the room including semi-automatic rifles and handguns as well as thousands of rounds of ammunition and related items such as scopes and firing positions and 12 bump stocks, a simple device that allows a semi-automatic rifle to fire at a slightly faster rate of fire then individual trigger pulls but not as fast as a military automatic rile or a machine gun. There were IP cameras set up outside and in inside the room; we are told they were not set to record.

Shortly after the shooting ISIS claim Paddock had converted to ISLAM several month ago and was one of them; and news reporters indicated that ISIS claims of this kind were credible although not 100% accurate.

Additional searches of his car and homes found more weapons, ammunition and explosives. Places were Paddock purchases some of his weapons told investigators that there was nothing unusual about Paddock and apparently all of what he purchased was done legally.

Other information indicated that Paddock traveled to multiple cities and stayed in hotels where concerts were held. That he had a girl friend originally from the Philippians and that he and his girl friend had visited Las Vegas regularly averaging a couple of times a month over the past several years.  That he and his girl friend had traveled to the Philippians and that he sent his girl friend to the Philippians prior to the shooting and he transferred to her at least $100,000 to buy a home.

However we were also told that:

Paddock was a 64 year old retired accountant.

Paddock was a multi millionaire apparently from property speculation and gambling.

Paddock owned multiple properties and owned an airplane.

Paddock had no known strong opinions either religious or political.

Paddock had no known weapons or explosives training.

A few days after the shooting we were told that there was nothing found at any of Paddock’s residences that indicated he was researching weapons or explosives. We were also told there was nothing in his medical records that indicated a severe mental problem. Professional profilers told us that he fit no known existing profile of any other mass shooting perpetrated.

On Fox News Sunday with Cris Wallace in an interview with Stephen Wynn, who resides and owns several hotel/casinos in Las Vegas,  indicated the following. In 2015 he had professionals review his properties security procedures and major changes were made to minimize the chances of what happened and the Mandalay Bay  resort. Steve told Chris that his employees never saw anything from Paddock or his girl friend that gave any concerns to them of any kind. Steve did make one comment that neither Paddock or his girl friend ever had a drink at his properties and that Paddock was mid level gambler and never owed the casinos any money and that he always paid his bills. Wynn also started the Paddock was a very logical and methodical man that gave no sign of mental illness.

There is only one scenario that fits the principle of Occam’s Razor.

Additional facts:

The Philippians has areas controlled by groups such as ISIS and ISLAM has a major presence in the Philippians. Paddocks girl friend is from the Philippians.

According to Wynn, Paddock and his girl friend never drank; Muslim’s are not permitted to drink alcohol.

In my opinion there is no way Paddock taught himself everything that he knew that permitted him to pull of this shooting without leaving a trace. So he had to have help.

Within Islam, in particular to recent converts, it is taught that all good Muslim (men) do their best to be like Mohammad their founder. Mohammad practiced violent jihad and was a War Lord  that conquered most of Arabia before he died. Therefore an act like this would guarantee him Islamic heaven.

Therefore:

The only reason for Paddock to do what he did is that his Girl friend converted him to Islam and that they trained him in what he needed to know in the Philippians over the past several years. He did not stay in a Wynn property since he know their security would have caught him.  If he was a Muslim he would have believed that doing this would take him to heaven and he was 64 years old so what happens after death would be and issue.

So since the ISIS claim is credible and the rest of the facts support them I believe that his conversion to Islam gives us the motivation to do what he did and this theory is in compliance with the principles in Occam’s Razor.

The deep state does not what this to be known as they would prefer that guns in the US could be eliminated or at minimum tightly controled so they have minimized the link to ISIS to promote their confiscation of all guns. This is also supported by actions of the Obama administration and all progressives. The progressives to what to find a way to get rid of the Bill-of-Rights as it does make it harder for them to change our form of government. Which they are doing with the Black Lives Matter BLM narrative and the more recent knelling at sports games when the flag and national anthem are played.

The deep state may not have participated in what Paddock did but they certainly could have tried to take advantage of the shooting.

 

 

 

Why Do Some Hate Intelligence?


COMMENT: “La bave du crapeaud n’atteint pas la blanche colombe.” (slime toad does not reach the white dove)
“Ce qui dérange les gens, c’est l’intelligence, les insectes attaquent seulement les lampes qui brillent.” (what bothers people is intelligence, insects attack only the shinning lamps.)
Thank you for all your enlightenment.
MF

REPLY: Yes they killed Socrates for being intelligent. There are too many who prefer to blame other for their shortcomings. The Romans called it the goddess Fortuna who could change your fate on a whim. Today, they con-cock conspiracy theories to pretend they are really right, but there is some evil force that has prevented them from proving they are correct.

They hate intelligence the same as they hate others who have more material wealth than they do. This is the typical emotion politicians tap into for class warfare. We go to school to learn. When you attack intelligence, it is typically the sign that they are incapable to learning and prefer to blame everyone else for their own failures

Paddock & Las Vegas Massacre


A lot of people have been writing in asking if I have any comment as to motive concerning the Stephen Paddock who massacred people on a wholesale basis in Las Vegas. Typically, there is some sort of event that triggers someone to act in this manner. He bought his girlfriend a ticket and sent her home, then wired her a $100,000 to buy a house there. She later told police she took it as a sign he was breaking up with her.

The latest is that Paddock had also researched possible attack locations in Boston and Chicago. He was possibly targeting the most recent Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, which was held Aug. 3 to Aug. 6 in Grant Park. The music there is more pop such as Lorde, whose music is not country.

Jason Aldean, who was on stage at the time of the shooting, is an American country music singer since 2005.

 

So the type of people that attend country concerts are generally a different crowd than those who attend pop concerts. So on the surface it does appear he was targeting a specific type of music goers.

Paddock bought 33 guns in the past year. I would look to see what took place in his life around January 12th. That might provide some answer.

Some People Really Hate Me – There Must Be Always an Opposite


COMMENT: You know some people hate you for your comments and views.

REPLY: I am fully aware of that. Life is a journey which is a question to understand why we are even here. What is this thing we call life? What makes the word tick?

Experience is the great teacher in life. It is what shapes us into who we are. I have worked around the world, lived in London, my favorite city, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Sydney. I have probably spent one-third of my life in Europe. I love the diversity and the culture in Europe. It pains me to see the EU function as it does and try to eradicate those differences.

My teacher has been the computer. That is what I hope to leave behind. Take it or leave it. I fully understand it is usually kill the messenger when you do not like the message. I cannot change the world and I am the fool if I try.

To make a cycle function, there must be two opposites. Nobody can be everything to everybody. Of course some people will hate my guts. Some were sad I was not in Vegas one email said from Madrid. That is life. I would certainly prefer to go out that way than slowly in diapers.

Governments Will Act


What is going on in Spain is the blueprint what what other governments will do. The Spanish people themselves outside of Catalonia are deeply divided. Many see this as offensive and others see the government as offensive. We are looking at the breakup of the USA as well and do not forget the civil war to prevent separatists in America. The real issue is that people ban together for creating society and civilization and then government abuses its power and the process of decline begins. This is throughout history and it really does not matter what culture or country. It is all the same.

Spain’s Constitutional Court, the puppet of Rajoy, on Thursday ordered the suspension of Monday’s session of the regional Catalan parliament. Rajoy is demonstrating that government will not tolerate losing power. You can always write a law and claim it is unconstitutional to separate. That does not make it legal, moral, or ethical.

Reuters reported: “The suspension order further aggravated one of the biggest crises to hit Spain since the establishment of democracy on the 1975 death of General Francisco Franco. But Spanish markets rose on perceptions the order might ward off, at least for now, an outright independence declaration.”

The structure of the EU in attempting to federalize Europe required a single federal debt. That is what they failed to do so you ended up with a half-baked cake. This is why we have the problems in Europe as we do. But make no mistake about it, this is a political problem and what happens in Europe will be a contagion as it was in 1931. This will eventually cause major problems politically in the States as well.

Justics Scalia I greatly admired. However, his letter on the separatist movement in the USA said that the civil war decided there was no right to separate. I disagree with that opinion, but that is my opinion.

There are those who object to my writing about Catalonia from the Madrid side. They create a list of hateful names directed at me personally and then say I know nothing of Spain. They are making the same mistake as government. They assume that government and Rajoy is Spain. The people are the sovereign of Spain – not Rajoy nor his Constitutional Court. If you cannot see that government is supposed to be “elected” by the people, they are not to be the ruler of the people as some monarch, they you have missed the entire point of history. You can hate me all you want, but it is your life you are surrendering to government and that of your posterity.

We have a choice. We either understand that government when unchecked will go too far and surrender as sheep, or we stand up and try to make the future better for our posterity.

I strongly urge that you read just  Common Sense written by Thomas Paine.

Spain is merely the blueprint. Watch carefully, for all governments will act the same

UPDATE: Mandalay Bay Massacre – Latest Las Vegas Sheriff Press Conference…


The latest press conference from Las Vegas reveals some stunning information.  During the Q&A within the latest update the Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo noted the shooter Stephen Paddock had an apparent escape strategy to survive the attack.

As more information is revealed the scope of the pre-planning by Stephen Craig Paddock lends to a strong probability that more than one person is involved.  [We’ll keep looking for better video of latest presser.Better (full) video found:

  • *Paddock led a secretive life. No social media presence.
  • *Paddock previously scouted a prior venue.
  • TIMELINE:
  • *10:05pm shooting begins. Suspect on 32nd floor.
    *10:12pm First two officers arrive on 31st floor stating gunfire origin on 32nd floor.
    *10:15pm Last shots fired by suspect.
    *10:17pm First two officers arrive on 32nd floor.
    *10:18pm Security guard, Jose Campos tells police he was shot and exact room location.
    *10:26-10:30pm Eight additional officers arrive on 32nd floor. Begins evacuation.
    *10:55pm Eight additional officers arrive at suspect hotel room door.
    *11:20pm Initial room breach. Suspect located. 2nd Door (room) identified.
    *11:27pm Second breach, 2nd room. Radio: All Clear – Suspect Down.
  • *over 200 strafing rounds were fired through the door at the responding Mandalay Bay security guard, Jose Campos.
  • *several of the weapons Paddock was using jammed during the shooting.
  • *gunman had an apparent escape strategy (unidentified).
  • *non of the cameras discovered (4) were recording.
  • *suspect vehicle held ten 1lb containers of tannerite explosive. Two 20lb containers of tannerite and an additional 1,600 rounds of ammunition.
  • *no idea why Paddock did not utilize explosives.  Why bring them?
  • *police still seeking tips on Stephen Paddock activity for months, weeks, days up to the event.
  • *motive still unknown. Local LEO does not know results from FBI interview with Ms. Danley.
  • *the possibility of an accomplice is strong.
  • *there was a great deal of premeditation involved in carrying out this attack.
  • *possibility of Paddock having done pre-surveillance of alternate attack venue.
  • *thousands of rounds of ammunition present in room.
  • *no suicide note was found in the room.
  • *assumption is Paddock stopped shooting because security guard knock spooked him.
  • *Paddock was gambling at some points prior to the shooting.  Did not appear to have companion for gambling.
  • *Paddock purchased 33 weapons in October 2016.  Police are interested in what took place in/around October 2016 to elicit his bulk purchase of firearms.
  • *police see evidence he planned to survive and escape. Would not elaborate.
  • *residence in Reno large ammo and firearms. Residence in Mesquite large ammo and firearms. All indications point toward having some form of assistance.

Do States in USA Have a Right to Leave?


QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong,

I agree with your blog post about sharing the Declaration of Independence, and how a people have the right to declare independence.
Hypothetically, what would your thoughts be if a State decided to leave our Federal Republic… would you believe that a State has the right to declare independence?
Thank you for your thoughts.

ANSWER: I have to be consistent that what stands as a principle for one must stand for all. I greatly admired former Justice Scalia. However, in a letter he once said that there was no right to separate and that was decided by the Civil War. War never settles any issue morally or ethically. Both Lenin and Mao won their wars. So did the Mongols. I do not believe those wars establish morality or ethics – only the principle that he who has the the power wins the battle field.

I personally believe that the removal of monuments and suddenly saying Jefferson was a slave owner to tarnish his reputation, is all an effort supported to really target the rise of separatism. It is too coincidental and the Civil War was not exclusively about slavery – it was about State’s rights. The bulk of the soldiers were not slave owners. This was really to suppress the rising trend of separatism in the USA. Even Texas included that in their platform and Hawaii will most likely move to separate by 2031. I wrote back in September 2015 about the rising separatist movement in Catalonia and Texas.