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)

Geopolitical Adversaries Prepare To Defend Against Trump’s Iran Strategy…


Just because western media doesn’t understand how President Trump executes a geopolitical strategy based on economic leverage, that doesn’t mean adversaries are not fully aware of the effectiveness of the approach.

The Trump Doctrine has two avenues toward dealing with national security adversaries.

The first route is direct assignment of responsibility toward the enablers: see China for North Korea; The Gulf States for Qatar (Sunni extremism); Russia for Syrian terrorism (Assad); and Pakistan for Afghanistan (Taliban); as recent examples.

However, when the geopolitical threat stems directly from the enabler, and not the enabled, the Trump Doctrine has a distinctly different and far more encompassing, approach.  Route two goes through leveraging regional allies and partners: See ASEAN and India for ¹China; and France, Poland, Baltic States for ²Russia.  And now President Trump is beginning to shift toward ³Iran.

In each case: China, Russia and Iran, unlike Western media, these powers assemble volumes of research to assist them in understanding the most likely sequence of events President Trump will take.

When we say volumes of research, we indeed mean hundreds of people researching and drafting position documents based upon every scintilla of every deal Donald J Trump has engaged in.  No expenses are spared as these state actors assemble information toward their own strategy to counter the most unpredictable adversary they have faced.

These states fully understand how President Trump intends to utilize economic leverage toward his next national security focus.  As soon as President Trump mentioned he was going to outline a strategy for Iran, all international adversaries immediately began road-mapping their defense.

How do we know?  Well, if you follow the twitches, and you understand the larger dynamic of how Trump weakens his opposition’s position prior to confrontation, you know exactly what to look for.  Example(s):

(Via CNBC) Russia has accounted for oil at £30.1 ($40) a barrel in its budget, finance minister Anton Siluanov said. Oil prices have fluctuated this year, falling below $45 a barrel and going above $59.

Russia has accounted for oil at $40 a barrel in its budget, the country’s finance minister Anton Siluanov told CNBC in a TV interview on Friday.

Brent crude was trading above $57 on Friday, but the Russian minister said that the budget has taken into account price fluctuations.

“In order to minimize price fluctuations on foreign markets we have prepared a budget which is based on a price of forty dollars a barrel. I think that this is a fairly considered and conservative price, which has been factored in for the next three years,” Siluanov told CNBC in a TV interview on Friday.

“Incidentally our balance of payments on our current account is balanced on a price of forty dollars a barrel. Therefore, the percentage of the federal budget from oil and gas revenues has gone down from 60 percent to 40 percent.”

But some analysts have predicted prices could go lower. Global stock builds, rising non-OPEC production and sluggish growth in demand could weigh on the oil price, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its report published Thursday.

Meanwhile, OPEC’s production hit the second highest monthly level this year in September. (read more)

Notice OPEC, particularly ‘The Gulf States’ (two-thirds of all production), now a Trump ally, are continuing to driving production. This is in combination with western nations domestic energy policies shifting as a result of Trump withdrawing from the Paris Climate Treaty.  [*Note* all nationalistic energy activity is driven by the economics of financial viability, not the ruse of planetary climate.]  Sword dancing has benefits.

Meanwhile Venezuela, an OPEC member and also China and Russia’s largest debtor, is in a state of economic crisis and under sanctions from Treasury Secretary Mnuchin.  This makes their ability to reach out to the international financial community very, well, challenging.

So what impact is all of this Trumpian shifting of geopolitical economic plates having out in the world of multinational finance?

(Via Bloomberg) The IMF’s steering committee warned that global growth is at risk of faltering in coming years given uncomfortably low inflation and rising geopolitical risks, injecting a cautious note into an otherwise improving economic outlook.

“The recovery is not yet complete, with inflation below target in most advanced economies, and potential growth remains weak in many countries,” the International Monetary and Financial Committee said in a communique released Saturday in Washington.

“Near-term risks are broadly balanced, but there is no room for complacency because medium-term economic risks are tilted to the downside and geopolitical tensions are rising.” (read more)

Take all the money you can get“…

Q Mr. President, on the Iranian nuclear deal, why not just scrap it altogether now? You threatened to do so. Why not just end it now, withdraw?

THE PRESIDENT: Because we’ll see what happens over the next short period of time. And I can do that instantaneously. I like a two-step process much better.

Q Mr. President, you had said you were going to rip the Iran deal up, and you called it the worst ever.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I may do that. I may do that. The deal is terrible. So what we’ve done is, through the certification process, we’ll have Congress take a look at it, and I may very well do that. But I like a two-step process much better.

Q How long will you give Rex Tillerson to get this new deal? And are strikes on Iran still a possibility if you don’t get what you want?

THE PRESIDENT: We will see what happens with Iran. We’re very unhappy with Iran. They have not treated us with the kind of respect that they should be treating. They should have thanked Barack Obama for making that deal.

They were gone. They were economically gone. He infused $100 [billion] to $150 billion into their economy. He gave them $1.7 billion in cash. And they should be, “Thank you, President Obama.” They didn’t say that.

Q Have you spoken with Theresa May or Emmanuel Macron about the Iranian Deal?

THE PRESIDENT: Yes.

Q What did they say to you? What did you say to them?

THE PRESIDENT: They would love me to stay in, only for one reason: Look at the kind of money that’s being sent. You know, Iran is spending money in various countries.

And I’ve always said it, and I say to them: Don’t do anything. Don’t worry about it. Take all the money you can get. They’re all friends of mine.

Actually, Emmanuel called up, and he talked to me. And I said, look, Emmanuel, they just gave Renault a lot of money. Take their money; enjoy yourselves. But we’ll see what happens.

Iran has to behave much differently. (link)

“Complicated business folks… Complicated business”…

Rocketman May Have Destabilized the Ground in North Korea


Sources in South Korea are reporting that there was another earthquake in North Korea of a 2.7 magnitude near the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. This was the fourth earthquake to hit the region since the last underground nuclear test on September 3rd, 2017. The first earthquake was a 6.3 magnitude. The last North Korea test was a hydrogen bomb. U.S. intelligence reportedly determined the blast was 10 times greater than that of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II.

Rocketman just may have set in motion a natural disaster. Any more tests could rupture the region and radioactivity could contaminate much of the area.

Meanwhile, Trump has announced he will send ships off the coast of North Korea that will shoot down any missiles he tries to launch. Rocketman seems to be on an insane show of power to prevent his overthrow. If the USA shoots down any missile launch, all his efforts to show power will collapse and that would expose him to an internal coup.

Fake v Real News – A Turf Battle


Donald Trump launched his Real News to combat the Fake News. Interesting turf battle. What I can say is that many people in Florida are very upset with CNN and their whole coverage. They frightened people so much that they were paying $7,000 for a flight out of town. There was no 15-foot wall of water and many see it now as FAKE NEWS not just with respect to politics, but everything is exaggerated to get people to watch.

Democrats & Their State of Denial


QUESTION: Do you see any validity to the Democrats crying Russia stole the election from Hillary?

ANSWER: No. People quickly forget that the polls at the time showed that the MAJORITY of Americans who had actually cast their votes early were worried about the direction of the country. They also responded that they wanted a “strong leader who can take the country back from the rich and powerful.” That was Reuters’  Election Day poll. Of course the majority of the people who voted Democrat fall into three main categories: (1) the people who live on government programs, (2) students who have not gotten a job for a living who think money falls from above, and (3) those who live in the past because their parents were Democrats so they just vote the party line even against their own self-interest as long as it hurts someone else as well.

What the Democrats are not saying is that of all the leaked emails, nobody has said they were fake or altered. They just blame Russia for leaking the emails and spilling the beans. It could have been anyone who hacked into the Democrats, but it’s juicer if it is Russia who they can demonize instead of a bunch of kids in a basement of their mother’s home.

Whoever leaked the TRUTH deserves our thanks. And as for Chuck Schumer who bad mouth’s Trump, his polls are lower than Trump. All Democrats leaders are polling below Trump. They just live in a state of denial. Obamacare is a disaster, yet they block any reform simply to protect their legacy – nothing more after the average person saw their healthcare costs double.

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.