GROUND REPORT – Parents in Los Angeles School Districts Fight Against California’s COVID Education Crisis


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 17, 2021 | Sundance | 89 Comments

Friend of the Treehouse John Spiropoulos shares a ground report from the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles where concerned parents and grandparents are protesting against the school district policy to keep in-class education stopped.   As noted in the interviews, the COVID school shutdowns are hurting everyone, particularly those communities where education was already a challenge.

The “progressive” policies and regulations around COVID in California are impacting minority neighborhoods at an alarming rate.  In essence, the democrat shut-down policies create racist outcomes.  As John Spiropoulos notes: ” The year long shutdown of live, in-class instruction in Los Angeles public schools has had an adverse effect on children’s academics, particularly those in low income areas. This report focuses on a back-to-school rally organized by the Women of Watts organization.”

The proportion of child mental health visits to Emergency Rooms dramatically increased from March through October 2020 over the same period in 2019.

• The share of mental health-related hospital emergency department visits rose 24% for children 5-11 compared to the same time period the previous year.
• The share of mental health-related hospital emergency department visits increased 31% for adolescents age 12 to 17 compared to the same time period the previous year.
• While there were increases for both males and females, female cases were far higher than male cases.
(Source: CDC November 13, 2020)

Still another study found the increase in poor grades “appears to be most pronounced among students from low-income households, multi-lingual students and students learning virtually.” And it could be long lasting for many. “The students who are most at risk of lasting academic harm from failing grades are students who have been learning remotely, students living in poverty, multi-lingual learning and students of color.” (source)

In California, the negative effects of school closures on academic progress appear greater for English learners and students from low-income families.” That’s analysis comes from PACE, the Policy Analysis for California Education, a non-profit, non-partisan research center formed by Stanford University, USC, UCLA and the University of California, Berkeley. Some of the findings:

• 5th graders in California lost roughly two points in reading and math assessments while in a typical year, they would have gained 10 points.
• 6th graders lost almost 30 points in reading assessments where they normally gain five points.

(Source: Information from PACE, reported by “The 74.” February 16, 2021, http://www.the74.million.org – The 74, a non-profit, non-partisan news site covering education in America)

Using the Capitol Protest for a Hidden Agenda


Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Mar 17, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

A lot of people have written in about the Capitol siege. This was clearly orchestrated in advance to achieve three objectives.

  1. To stop any demand to investigate the election
  2. To further the Domestic Terrorist Act
  3. To justify creating a wall around the Capitol to protect them while imposing the Great Reset

Pelosi and Schumer have deliberately called the Capitol protest an “armed insurrection” when the FBI has confirmed that there were no weapons involved. Meanwhile, Antifa is burning cities, looting stores, and using weapons, but these events are called “protests” while the Capitol was an “armed insurrection” to justify their objectives.

White House Announces Joe Biden Press Conference for March 25th


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 16, 2021 | Sundance | 128 Comments

Who needs ten days notice for a presser?…

What’s Going on With U.S. Military and Democrat Politicization of The Institution


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 15, 2021 | Sundance | 189 Comments

There are numerous reports of the U.S. military engaging in recent political activity that has raised some eyebrows.  Many are wondering what is going on…. and there’s likely an alarming reason.  Considering the specific examples over the past few years, I would argue the Democrats are positioning for use of the military in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act -or- by an expressed act of congress.

Following the evidence to its logical conclusion is simple.  The political apparatus of the DC state has framed a fraudulent narrative that “insurrection” against the federal government is an ongoing possibility.

Toward that end the U.S. military national guard troops have been sent to Washington DC indefinitely (current deployment extended through May).

If we consider there is a reasonable argument now surfacing about states choosing to nullify federal laws, it is not a stretch to see the insurrection narrative as a proactive assertion to support the deployment of active military against any state who would be non-compliant.

Would this violate the Posse Comitatus Act? Quite possibly, yes; it would depend on whether congress passed an expressed act authorizing military troops against specific state action.

When we consider that most of the constitutional checks and balances have been deconstructed or usurped by hardline leftist action; including the weaponization of the intelligence community, and specifically the FBI as a federal law enforcement agency; we are left to recognize that any Posse Comitatus violation would likely be supported by a leftist and aligned media arguing that the military is needed in order to stop a rebellion of states.

If our suspicions/predictions are correct, this would explain exactly why there has been a recent uptick in the visual politicization of the military; including empirical examples of emboldened U.S. military leadership openly engaged in domestic political advocacy against Tucker Carlson.

The marching of the U.S. military through the Capitol building to the offices of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene would be another orchestrated optic sending the same political message.

These are not examples of the military “woke” community advancing political correctness, instead these are examples of advanced politicization of the military (in an open context) in preparation for domestic political use.   The “insurrection narrative” is then considered a seed planted to blossom later in support of the overall agenda.

One of the data-points highlighting future intent was clearly visible and seemingly overlooked by almost all media.  It happened when Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman first became a political whistle-blower against the office of President Trump.

It was not the details of the Vindman accusation that stood out, though that was the aspect the media focused on.  What was more concerning was the lack of action by the Pentagon after Vindman compromised his position as an advisor to the commander in chief.

2019 – When we consider that Lt. Col. Vindman was carrying out what he believed to be his role; and when you overlay his military purpose; and when we accept Vindman was assisting CIA agent Eric Ciaramella in constructing his dossier to remove President Trump; and when we stand back and look at the aggregate interests involved, including Vindman’s divided loyalties toward a foreign power; and when we consider there was ZERO push-back from the ranks of military leadership, specifically the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and when you accept Vindman was simply allowed to return to his post inside the White House – where he remains today; well, the alarming aspect increases in direct proportion to the definition of the word: “coup”.

I would encourage all readers to think long and hard those factual data-points.

Despite his admitted usurpation of President Trump policy, Vindman was sent back to his post in the NSC with the full support of the United States Department of Defense.

The onus of action to remove Vindman from the NSC did not lay at the feet of the White House and National Security advisor Robert O’Brien; upon whose action the removal of Vindman could be positioned as political.  The necessary obligation to remove Lt. Col Vindman resides purposefully with the Dept. of Defense.

The Pentagon could easily withdraw Vindman from his position at the National Security Council; yet, it does not…. and it has not.   WHY?

There is a code within the military whereby you never put your leadership into a position of compromise; ie. “never compromise your leadership”.

In this example, President Trump cannot remove Vindman from the White House NSC advisory group due to political ramifications and appearances… The Joint Chiefs certainly recognize this issue; it is the very type of compromise they are trained to remove.  Yet they do nothing to remove the compromise.  They do nothing to assist.

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was the majority (#1) source for the material CIA operative Eric Ciaramella used in a collaborative effort to remove President Trump from office.  Let me make this implication crystal clear:

The United States Military appears to be collaborating with the CIA to remove a U.S. President from office.

The Pentagon has done nothing, absolutely nothing, to countermand this implication. The Secretary of Defense has done nothing to remove the conflict that Vindman represents within the National Security Council.  The Joint Chiefs of Staff have done nothing, absolutely nothing, to diminish the appearance of an agenda toward the removal of President Trump.

This is not a complex issue.

No-one in the foreign policy group is going to take any advice or opinion from Vindman.  No-one is going to allow him to engage in material of a sensitive or confidential nature.  Lt. Col. Vindman has compromised himself; and therefore eliminated any usefulness to his prior assignment.  Yet his command does nothing? (more)

That was the alarming lack of action from the Pentagon everyone seemed to overlook.  Why did senior military leadership not remove Vindman from his post at the White House once he clearly compromised his ability to carry out his duty?  Their lack of action was stunning when you consider their primary obligation.

Fast forward to 2021 and now a very political military officer, General Russel Honore’, is appointed by Nancy Pelosi to be in charge of the military deployment around Washington DC.  When you consider the political ramifications of the military supporting a false narrative, this is more than just another data-point.

The increased frequency of the military being politicized is what leads me to believe this phase is all just a public relations pre-positioning.  I fully expect to see the standing U.S. military deployed against any state who stands up against unconstitutional federal demands… the likely origination point will be federal COVID mandates.

The leftists are weaponizing COVID mandates for a political agenda.  It is only a matter of time before states start to rebel against federal COVID demands.  That, in my opinion, will be the inflection point.  That will be when the U.S. military is held as a compliance activation against any rebellious state.  It could be another issue that activates this triggering of the military (ex. state election laws), but as it stands right now federal COVID compliance seems the most likely trigger.

Bottom line… The American electorate are being positioned to accept deployment of the U.S. military against U.S. citizens, under the guise of insurrection and/or a public threat.  That is why we are seeing so much willful politicization of the military.

If you live in a region or state that values individual liberty and/or freedom, you are likely in a location that leftists consider a risk to their ability to execute their agenda.  You are likely right now being defined as a ‘dissident’, or possibly a “domestic terrorist.”  As a result, get ready to see this type of activity in your neighborhood.

Military as a Tool – Democrats March Willing Military Troops into Capitol to Intimidate Civilian Representative


Posted Originally on the conservative tree house March 15, 2021 | Sundance | 232 Comments

Imagine for a moment that Senator Ted Cruz marched a contingent of the uniformed military into the offices of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to refute her points about Texas border detention camps…. The media headlines would be shouting: “Civilian Representative Threatened by Right Wing Manipulation and U.S. Military”, followed shortly by demands for resignations and court martial for the service members.

Alas, when the Democrats do exactly that, destroy the civilian/military oversight firewall, by weaponizing the military for political power through intimidation of a civilian representative, nothing but the sound of crickets.

Somewhere out there, someone on the leftist side of the political spectrum, thought it would be a good optic for the U.S. military to be seen marching into the congressional halls of a civilian representative.  Don’t forget, this is with the approval of General Russel L Honore’ who is in charge of all national guard troops at the Capitol complex.

Oh, I have a lot more to say on this subject…. later.

Jen Psaki Tries, and Fails, to Explain How White House Can Activate FEMA at Border Without Declaring a “National Disaster”


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 15, 2021 | Sundance | 174 Comments

White House propagandist Jen Psaki is questioned about FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) being deployed to assist Health and Human Services at the Southern U.S. border.  The White House is stuck because activating FEMA requires a declaration of a national disaster.  The White House does not want to admit the crisis at the border is a national disaster initiated by JoeBama…. Ergo, this exchange.  WATCH:

AP Report, JoeBama to House 3,000 Illegal Border Crossers in Dallas Convention Center – HHS Asks FEMA for Help, But Biden Has Not Declared Federal Emergency


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 15, 2021 | Sundance | 148 Comments

The Associated Press is reporting the JoeBama administration is planning to use the Dallas Convention Center to house illegal border crossers.  Within the AP article you might note the following claim: “Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Saturday directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help manage and care for children crossing the border.”  However, due to the implications of the admission, Joe Biden has not declared a federal emergency…. that means any FEMA activation is moot.

In order for FEMA to carry out action their first mandate requires the issuance of a federal declaration of a national emergency.  As of this morning JoeBama has not made that federal declaration, so the stories of the FEMA activation are essentially useless.

(Associated Press) – DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. government plans to use the downtown Dallas convention center to hold up to 3,000 immigrant teenagers as sharply higher numbers of border crossings have severely strained the current capacity to hold youths, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will be used for up to 90 days beginning as early as this week, according to written notification sent to members of the Dallas City Council on Monday. Federal agencies will use the facility to house boys ages 15 to 17, according to the memo, which describes the soon-to-open site as a “decompression center.”

[…]  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Saturday directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help manage and care for children crossing the border.

“I am incredibly proud of the agents of the Border Patrol, who have been working around the clock in difficult circumstances to take care of children temporarily in our care,” Mayorkas said in a statement. “Yet, as I have said many times, a Border Patrol facility is no place for a child.”

The memo sent to Dallas City Council members says the Federal Emergency Management Agency and HHS will “be responsible for providing shelter management and contracts” for food, security, cleaning, and medical care at the convention center. Dallas previously offered space to HHS during the 2014 surge of crossings of immigrant children. (read more)

The crisis at the border was created by JoeBama and will be weaponized for political value by JoeBama.  None of this is accidental… they are using the same playbook they previously deployed in 2014.

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April 2009 – After a Mid-East trip to Egypt to deliver his Cairo speech, President Barack Obama travels to South America for the “Summit of the Americas“. The summit included thirty-four South American countries. Obama wanted to promote his point that relations in North and South America can be heavily improved, especially after age old ideals on immigration and commerce are dropped. Hugo Chavez warmly embraced Obama and provided a gift, a book titled “The Open Veins of Latin America“. (link)

December 2009 – November 2010 – 100% of all political effort was leveraged to create and institute the ACA or ObamaCare. All media oxygen is focused on ObamaCare 24/7.

November 2010 – President Obama is “shellacked” in Mid-Term elections. Loses control of the House of Representatives to Republicans. Biggest electoral defeat since 1918.

January 2011 – Emphasis, and political strategy changes. “Comprehensive Immigration Reform“, ie. “amnesty” becomes the mainstay approach toward retention of political power. Throughout a contentious Republican primary season, to assist their ideological traveler, the U.S. media kept the issue on the front burner.

May 2011 – President Obama travels to the Rio Grande sector of the border to push for his immigration platform (ie. Amnesty). He proclaims the border is safe and secure and famously attacks his opposition for wanting an “alligator moat”.

November 2012 – Election year campaign(s). Using wedge issues like “War on Women”, and “Immigration / Amnesty”, candidate Obama promises to push congress for “amnesty”, under the guise of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”, if elected. President Obama wins reelection.

December 2012 – Immediately following reelection President Barack Obama signs an Executive Order creating the “Deferred Action Program“, or DACA. Allowing millions of illegal aliens to avoid deportation. (link)

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According to their own documents and research, this Deferred Action Program is what the Central American communities are using as the reason for attempted immigration. In both the border control study and the DHS intelligence report the DACA program is mentioned by the people apprehended at the border in 2013 and 2014.

Chart Source: 2013 DHS Yearbook of Immigration Statistics – Enforcement Analysis – Table 39:

May 2013 – President Barack Obama visits South America. Following a speech Mexican entrepreneurs, Obama then travelled to Costa Rica, his first visit as president. In addition to meetings with Costa Rican President Laura Chincilla, Obama attended a gathering of leaders from the Central American Integration System, (CAIS). The regional network includes the leaders of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. (link) President Obama meets with the leaders of the Central American Countries.

Summer 2013 – Numbers of Illegal Unaccompanied Minors reaching the Southern U.S. border from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua doubles. 20,000+ reach U.S. Southern border by travelling through Mexico. Media primarily ignores. (link)

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October 2013 – At the conclusion of the immigrant travel season. White House receives notification that tens of thousands of illegal Unaccompanied Minors should be anticipated to hit the Southern U.S. border the following Summer [2014]. An estimated 850% increase in the number of UAC’s (from 2012’s less than 10,000) was projected. (link)

January 2014 – In response to the projections, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posts a jobs notification seeking bids to facilitate 65,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children. The posting outlines DHS and Health and Human Services (HHS) requirements for contractors to fulfill the job. (link)

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February 2014 – President Obama visits Mexico for “bilateral talks”, in an unusual one day visit (link):


Spring 2014 – With a full year of successful transport and border crossing without deportation – DHS begins to notice a significant uptick in the number of criminal elements from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua; which have joined with the UAC’s to gain entry. Internal DHS documents reveal the “refugee” status is now being used by both criminal cartels, and potentially by Central American government(s) to send prison inmates into the U.S. (link)

June 2014 – As expected tens of thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua hit the border and the headlines. Despite the known planning, and recently discovered prior internal notifications, the White House claims it did not see this coming. However, internal documents including a –DHS Border Security Alert– show that in March, fully three months earlier, the White House was aware of what was coming in June.

June 20th 2014 – Congressional leadership and key Latino Democrats from the Democrat Hispanic Caucus meet with representatives from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

[…] “As long as (U.S.) immigration reform is not approved, the exodus of children to the United States will continue,” Jorge Ramon Hernandez, the senior representative of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, said at the talks. (link)

June/July 2014 – By the end of June the media have picked up the story and it’s called “A Border Crisis”. However, the White House is desperate to avoid exposure to the known criminal elements within the story. (link)

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July 3rd, 2014 – President Obama requests $3,700,000,000 ($3.7 billion) in supplemental budget appropriations to deal with the border crisis. Only $109 million is for actual border security or efforts to stop the outflow from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Growing concern amid Democrats brings out a defense position that George Bush created the crisis in 2008.

Hidden inside a massive budget request is President Obama seeking legal authorization to spend taxpayer funds for lawyers and legal proceedings on behalf of the UAC’s and their families.

In essence congress is being asked to approve the executive branch’s violation of previous immigration law. Section 292 of the Immigration and Nationality Act prohibits representation of aliens “in immigration proceedings at government expense“. President Obama is seeking authorization to use taxpayer funds to provide the Illegal Aliens with government lawyers.

It becomes increasingly obvious the spending request is to facilitate President Obama in expanding the services toward ALL illegal immigrants throughout the U.S.

The stealth nature of the request is brilliant. Once the funds are established and appropriated the administration can then use millions of taxpayer funds to essentially integrate not only the UAC’s but any illegal alien currently within the system.

The $3.7 Billion becomes the amnesty program Obama has sought but been blocked from achieving.

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July 9th 2014 – Fearful that U.S. political interests might bring a halt to the outflow already in place, and/or actually result in a backlog of travelling migrants stuck at the border inside Mexico:…

[…] Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico, to officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central America, to cross into Mexico.

The Southern Border Program to Improve Passage, will provide for more border checkpoints along Mexico’s border with Guatemala, and offer more protection and even emergency medical care to those making their way north. The illegal aliens will receive a so-called Regional Visitor’s Card, according to El Universal. (link)

July 10th, 2014 – Facing pushback from congress as well as sticker shock at the amount he is requesting, President Obama sends his DHS team to Capitol Hill to ramp up anxiety, and threats of consequences:

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday that as many as 90,000 unaccompanied child migrants could cross the southwest border before the end of this fiscal year in September.

That will place a huge strain on immigration agencies, which will badly need new money to get through the summer, Johnson says.

The 90,000 number — the highest yet given by the administration — is spelled out in written Senate testimony by Johnson as well as Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who must also deal with the border crisis.

“We are preparing for a scenario in which the number of unaccompanied children apprehended at the border could reach up to 90,000 by the end of fiscal 2014,” Johnson’s testimony reads, and he bluntly warns that without an infusion of new funds, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will run out of money in August. (read more)

Not only did the White House know what was going to happen this year, as far back as 2012; but the White House actually appears to have constructed the events to fall into a very specific pattern and done NOTHING to stop the consequences from the DACA executive order issued in December 2012.
The amount of U.S. taxpayer money spent on the Illegal Alien Children, through HHS and DHS grants, since 2010 is staggering:

• Between Dec 2010 and Nov 2013, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Galveston received $15,549,078 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Project” with a program description of “Refugee and Entry Assistance.”

• Last year, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth received $350,000 from Department of Homeland Security for “citizenship and education training” with a program description of “citizenship and immigration services.”

• Between September 2010 and September 2013, the Catholic Charities of Dallas received $823,658 from the Department of Homeland Security for “Citizenship Education Training” for “refugee and entrant assistance.”

From Dec 2012 to January 2014, Baptist Child & Family Services received $62,111,126 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Program.” (link)

When you see figures like that, it makes you wonder if the media espousals, from the “faith based” leadership Obama/Biden met with are based on religious charity toward unaccompanied minors – or maybe a vested financial interest in continuance of the program itself.

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FBI Uses SWAT Tactical Team, Armored Vehicles and Armed Troops to Arrest Man Who Attended January 6 Capitol Hill Protest


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 14, 2021 | Sundance | 328 Comments

Just as the FBI used a heavily armed tactical SWAT team to arrest Roger Stone, the FBI deployed the same tactics in Naples, Florida to arrest a man who attended the January 6th DC protest march.  Military tactics, armored vehicles, automatic rifles and a no-knock raid.

Essentially the FBI continues to send a message to the larger electorate. They use these aggressive tactics against people based on their politics. There are no honorable “rank and file” in the modern FBI; the entire institution is compromised. This stuff is nuts.

Collier County, Florida – The FBI said it executed a search and arrest warrant on Stanhope Circle in Collier County for a man investigators say was involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. According to the FBI, Christopher Worrell faces charges related to the Capitol violence.

“Everyone is just shocked. Just shocked,” neighbor Lynn Elias said. “Because we never had anything like this in the neighborhood go on. This was a little too much when you see FBI and SWAT teams”

It was a startling morning for Elias and other neighbors when FBI investigators barricaded their street to raid a home. Law enforcement brought in armed men with helmets and a tanker truck.

“Whole outfits on like military and it was crazy,” Elias said. “There was like six or seven, the big black vehicles that follow like on [the Criminal Minds TV series] … They busted down the front door.” (link)

Every time I see stuff like this I am reminded of that very deliberate conversation with an official in Washington DC who warned me very deliberately and very forcefully: “under no circumstances should you ever engage the FBI in their main office; and all efforts should be made to avoid any/all lead agent FBI officers at all times.”  The intensity of the warning was something I shall never forget, from a comfortably and purposefully invisible career official working inside the institutions of our national security apparatus.

Boy howdy, was that guy ever spot on!

Sunday Talks, Texas Governor Greg Abbott Discusses Crisis at The Border


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 14, 2021 | Sundance | 233 Comments

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has exposed a little more blue than prior to the COVID fiasco; and now he will likely face several Republican primary challengers in the next election.  That said, today Governor Abbott was on television discussing the crisis at the U.S. Southern border with Mexico.

One of the data-points that Abbott shares comes via the Rio Grande Valley sector.  In 2020 there was a total of 90,000 illegal border crossing apprehensions.  So far this year there have been 110,000 apprehensions and over 800 of them were criminal aliens previously convicted of crimes in the U.S.

Human trafficking is a major source of funding for Mexican cartels, and they are now storming the border in an effort to overwhelm the Border Patrol.   Additionally, various foreign nationals, from all over the globe, are also paying the cartels for transit into the United States.

Alarming Parseltongue, White House Press Secretary Cannot Answer if Illegal Aliens are Released With COVID Infection


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 12, 2021 | Sundance | 114 Comments

This should alarm everyone.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki cannot -and will not- answer if illegal immigrants who test positive and are released actually quarantine. WATCH this professional obfuscation: