Thursday, April 18, 2019

SPECIAL REPORT:  THE MUELLER REPORT RELEASED



                                           (NEWS, COMMENT AND ANALYSIS)



Its redacted, but now there's something out there that the world can look at and draw its own conclusions about regarding the conclusions of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's report.

Mueller said no Russian collusion with President Trump's 2016 campaign but was not so conclusive regarding obstruction of justice in the case.

This provided an opening for Democrats and other critics of President Trump to pounce on.

Its been the President's persistent contention that there was:


"No collusion, No obstruction"


in the case.


Wikileaks created an easy to read downloadable, text-searchable copy of the Mueller Report.


MUELLER REPORT DOWNLOAD


Many reactions to report but one linked to Wikileaks.

Journalist Glenn Greenwald who worked with Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who now lives in Russia,  noted that Paul Manafort was not involved in visits to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.


This is a tweet Greenwald sent out Thursday about the inaccurate reporting of "The Guardian" newspaper in the UK.


GLENN GREENWALD TWEET

Greenwald appeared with Tucker Carlson on Fox News Thursday night noting that media outlets:

"constantly fed each other conspiracy theories and told each other they were on the right track"

and Greenwald also said:

"Donald Trump broke the brains of a lot of people, particularly people in the media who believe that telling lies, inventing conspiracy theories, being journalistically reckless, it's all justified...."


(MORE TO COME)


NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT THURSDAY 4/18-FRIDAY 4/19/2019 NEWSDUMP EDITION


(WORK IN PROGRESS, ADDITIONS, EDITING, UPDATES ETC. THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING)



In Brooklyn, New York a judge dismissing a court challenge to mandatory measles vaccinations in neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations.

There's been a large measles outbreak in the New York area after an unvaccinated child returned from a trip to Israel.   More than 300 people have been infected.

Both city authorities and authorities in suburban  Rockland County moving with emergency plans requiring vaccinations in the face of religiously based objections to vaccination.

People who cannot prove vaccination must be vaccinated or face a 1-thousand dollar fine.


The big Newsdump event of the week Thursday with release of the redacted report of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller into matters related to President Trump.

Congressional leaders got it first, then it was released through the Justice Department's website.

More on this story in a separate post........LINK

Protest bans in Paris for Yellow Vests demonstrations Saturday with Notre-Dame Cathedral added to the usual list of banned locations like the Champs-Elysees.

In France Thursday a day to honor firefighters who fought Monday night's blaze at the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

President Emmanuel Macron receiving 270 of the 400 firefighters at the presidential palace and announcing that they will receive a gold medal.

A public ceremony held Thursday afternoon in their honor.

Was the fire at Notre-Dame something other than an accident?   Was it an attack?    French politician Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, leader of the Gaullist Doubt France Party, took heat for suggesting the notion  Tuesday morning when he said "We live in a crazy country?" but again broached the topic Thursday.

Interviewed on BFM-TV he said in part:


"I simply asked a question in the morning.....Do not we have a right to know, anyway, in the 21st century, a democracy...to say,  'we want to know what happened?'".


United Kingdom Independence Party leader Gerard Batten tweeted Thursday: 

"875 churches vandalized in France in 2018.  And yet when Notre-Dame goes up in flames there is minimal analysis of the possible causes in the MSM & it is immediately said to be an accident.   Maybe, but I would expect to see intense speculation in the media"


In Northern Ireland a 29 year-old journalist was shot dead during rioting in Derry (Londonderry) Thursday night.    The rioting followed police raids on homes in the area.   The murder called a "terrorist incident" with "dissident republicans" blamed.

Lyra McKee was gunned down amidst a confrontation that included firebombs being thrown at police land rovers in the area.

In Minneapolis, the trial of Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor, charged in the July 2017 shooting death of Australian Justine Damond continued this week.     Thursday Officer Noor's partner that night, Matthew Harrity, testified.   More from ABC in Australia.....LINK


The government backed by the United Nations and ostensibly the United States in Libya says there is "silence" from international allies in the face of a military advance on the small part of Libya it controls.

The "Wall Street Journal" reported last week that Saudi Arabia pledged millions to support General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army which is pressing the attack against the Government of National Accord.

GNA Prime Minister Fayez el-Serraj says people in his part of Libya:

"frustrated by the silence of the international community"


He warns about the danger of ISIS terrorism because of the fighting.

Fayez el-Serraj also accused France of persistent support for the LNA opposition forces and there are claims that French military drones carried out airstrikes on GNA forces near Tripoli early Thursday morning.

The "Southfront" website reports that close Saudi ally the United Arab Emirates is providing military support for the LNA.

US military forces in Libya were quickly removed from the country when General Haftar began his offensive a few weeks ago.


WHEN ONE ADDS UP THE REGIONAL PICTURE WITH THE DEMONSTRATIONS FORCING CHANGE OF THE LEFT-LEANING SECULAR REGIME IN ALGERIA AND THE RULE OF GENERAL OMAR-AL BASHIR COMING TO AN ABRUPT END IN SUDAN, ONE IS LEFT WITH THE IMPRESSION OF A REGIONAL 'ARAB SPRING-REGIME CHANGE' SITUATION UNFOLDING IN NORTHERN AFRICA.



A senior North Korean official says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is an impediment to talks between the United States and North Korea.

Kwon Jong Gun, director of the American affairs department of the Foreign Ministry  in issued a statement saying in part:

"Pompeo, US Secretary of State, is talking nonsense"


North Korea wants someone to replace Pompeo in negotiations.

The United States announcing new sanctions on three left-wing ruled Latin American countries Wednesday.    Cuba targeted with a decision to allow US citizens to sue Cuban businesses operating on properties seized by the Cuban government.

The US is also moving to limit any travel to Cuba other than for family visits and to limit money transfers to Cuba.  The US notes Cuba's involvement in propping up the Maduro government in Venezuela.

Nicaragua's Vice-President Laureano Oretga Murillo, wife of President Daniel Ortega, sanctioned by the US for money laundering and corruption.   Also targeted in relation to Nicaragua is Bancorp, a bank said to be involved in money laundering operations related to Nicaragua.

Venezuela's Central Bank also being sanctioned by the United States along with its Director.

In Japan Thursday the Supreme Court rejecting an appeal of the detention of former Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn after his fourth arrest.    Tokyo District Court approved an extension of his detention through Monday.

More from Japan's Kyodo News Agency.......HERE


Facebook banning a dozen individuals and organizations in the UK described as "far-right" claiming they "spread hate".   The British National Party, the English Defense League among the groups.  Ex-BNP leader Nick Griffin and EDL founding member Paul Ray among the individuals.

"praise and support for the groups or named individuals would no longer be allowed"


on Facebook according to the BBC.

"....there is no constitutional difference between WikiLeaks and the New York Times..."


That's the opinion of legal scholar Alan Dershowitz.

Commenting on the case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in "The Hill", Dershowitz notes he offered legal advice to British lawyers defending Assange some years ago and that the Justice Department's decision to go after Assange for computer hacking is an attempt to get around the First Amendment's protection of journalists.

Dershowitz's opinion piece is at the link......HERE

Israel closing crossings into Gaza and Palestinian areas in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) for the Passover holiday,    From Friday through Saturday April 27th only humanitarian and exceptional cases will be allowed through crossings.

In the African nation of Mali, the Prime Minister and his cabinet resigning amidst ethnic violence in the country.    Much of the country's northern population driven to the south and living near different ethnic groups because of Al-Qaeda jihadists control of the north.

In South Africa 13 reported dead after part of a church collapsed Thursday night.   Heavy rains may have been responsible for the collapse at a Pentecostal church in Kwazulu-Natal province.

Three famous mountain climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche in Canada.   Americans Jess Rosskelley and Austrians David Lama and Hanjorg Auer were trying to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway in the Banff National Park.

And that's the way it really is as we come into Friday morning April 19th, 2019 Good Friday.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NEXTRUSH UNPLUGGED: THROUGH THE NIGHT


(EARLY SEGMENT)


Music Link:




Steve Taylor brought a cutting edge to Contemporary Christian Music that was too sharp and edgy for many but with "To Forgive"  alludes to Pope John Paul II and his meeting in prison with the man who tried to kill him, Mehmet Ali Agca.

It is said that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we react to it.

So much pain and death is remembered in anniversaries this week from Waco and the FBI assault on the Branch Davidians in 1993 on April 19th, the Oklahoma City federal building bombing on April 19th, 1995 and the Columbine High School massacre on April 20th, 1999, the 20th anniversary this year.

This notion of "domestic terrorist" that led to FBI violence in Oregon in 2016 again going after peaceful people seeking justice.     LaVoy Finicum killed with Ryan Bundy injured January 26, 2016.

LaVoy's widow visited the site this week and spoke with a child who was sent out from compound during the siege.

JEANETTE FINICUM AND MARK HERR VISIT BRANCH DAVIDIAN COMPOUND


That centurion said that there was nothing wrong with Jesus, that government guy in the uniform as I recall Good Friday and reading about it.

And liberals and progressives tells us not to fear and hurt people who are different from us, point taken.

But that applies in a 360 degree direction and the fear of others from a leftward direction leading to government violence has application to in places like Waco and Oregon in 2016, not to mention Bunkerville in 2014.

Wow!

The hate crimes police knock on doors in the UK and fine and or jail people for what they think because a mob is afraid and angry like the one that said "Free Barabbas" in that story in the Bible.

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British politics off in the distance but for now a story to tell and appropriate music.

Law enforcement spread fear far and wide about 18-year old Sol Pais.    She was obsessed with the Columbine murders twenty years ago and in Colorado.   Schools shut down in panic.   Sol Pais took her own life before the SWAT team could "LaVoy" her, so to speak.


Music Link:


SIMON AND GARFUNKEL-"BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER"


More after 145 am Eastern...…


(155 AM EASTERN)


Music Links:


BERT KAEMPFERT-"WONDERLAND BY NIGHT"



DAVE "BABY" CORTEZ-"RINKY DINK"


"Rinky Dink" is one way of describing the weapons test from North Korea which still is not going back to the belligerent stance, at least not yet.

The media in its need to trash Trump game, that's the way the game works.

I voted for Donald Trump, but he's not my god and he's certainly not someone to be demonized or discredited as the mainstream media attempts to do with North Korea reporting.

To British politics and the rise of the Brexit Party of Nigel Farage, designed to contest European Parliament elections on May 23rd and only those elections.


The latest polling shows for those May 23rd European Parliament elections:


Brexit  Party    27%
Labor               22%
Conservative    15%
Green               10%
UKIP                 7%
Change UK        6%
SNP/Plaid          4%
Other                  1%


Farage has got this thing going talking about "shaking up the establishment" but I have seen otherwise from Nigel on occasion like the retweet of Governor Phil Bryant's glowing endorsement of open borders, cheap labor Cindy Hyde-Smith for US Senate in Mississippi last year.

And while Nigel was not happy with the publication ban when Tommy Robinson was arrested, Farage had no problem with Robinson's arrest for reporting about a child sex abuse ring involved in crime on an industrial scale.

Farage has talked about the collusion of big banks, big business and big government as in corporatism but he disdains the working class blokes who support UKIP and denigrated them.

Farage is not supporting the people being prosecuted and persecuted under the hate crimes laws in the UK who are rallying to support UKIP instead.

UKIP is drawing in the internet activists to its side.

Carl Benjamin (aka "Sargon of Akkad") is one such person running as a candidate for UKIP.

Here is a video of him......MY CAMPAIGN TO BECOME AN MEP FOR SOUTH WEST ENGLAND


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THE HIGHWAYMEN-"COTTONFIELDS"


PETER PAUL AND MARY-"PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON"


Attorney General William Barr stepping up for a news conference at 930 am Thursday morning as the redacted version of Robert Mueller's report is released.

The former President of Peru, Alan Garcia, committed suicide Wednesday when police came to arrest him in a corruption case.   Garcia among a group of former presidents and prominent politicians accused of taking bribes from a Brazilian construction company.


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Jared Kushner, presidential son-in-law had something to say about "Deal of the Century".   That plan to settle Israeli-Palestinian differences.  Talk of a  May 15th announcement too early a date.  Have to wait until the end of Ramadan is the word.

The story from Israel's "Haaretz"...….KUSHNER: MIDEAST PEACE PLAN WON'T BE UNVEILED BEFORE JUNE

Also on Israel National News, a story from a Saudi newspaper claiming the Lebanese foreign minister met a top Israeli official.    Lebanon on the mind of Israel with Syria's Assad still in power, the plot against him failing,  and the need to isolate Iranian influence and the Hezbollah missile threat in Lebanon.     Story at the link......HERE


Music Links:


SAM COOKE-"HAVING A PARTY"


THE ORLONS-"SOUTH STREET"


DION AND THE BELMONTS-"I WONDER WHY"



(540 AM EASTERN)


Heading for the end here and I see a Nigel Farage tweet that reads in part:


"The lurch towards extremism has destroyed UKIP"


Yes and that's what they said about UKIP when you led it or something like that in a similar vein.


People like Carl Benjamin ("Sargon of Akkad") get 200,000 plus views on You Tube videos and that's something your radio show videos never did on You Tube, Nigel.

There's divisions out there and in the end I wish UKIP led   by Gerard Batten, Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party and the For Britain Movement led by Anne Marie Waters well.   

The last by-election in Wales the FBM got most of one percent of the vote and a party supporting veterans in the UK got just over two percent.

It was announced this week in the UK that yet another British soldier will be tried for a killing in Northern Ireland way back in this case 1972.

UKIP expressing its deep concern about the matter.

Well off we go and when I got depressed in my drunken stupor of the past I changed my religious leanings to include "Contemporary Christian Music" around 1980 and moved away from my country music obsession of the 1970's.

Amy Grant recorded this song in the 1980's and it has currency today as I see it.   It reflects where I am at in sobriety in this moment. 

Good Bye.   God Bless.





















Tuesday, April 16, 2019

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT TUESDAY 4/16-WEDNESDAY 4/17/2019 NEWSDUMP WEEK


(A WORK IN PROGRESS, MORE EDITING, EXPANSION, UPDATING UNTIL WEDNESDAY MORNING)


"No Collusion-No Obstruction!"


A tweet from President Trump repeating his consistent message since Robert Mueller's report was delivered to Attorney General William Barr, a message he's repeated countless times.

The Special Prosescutor's report set for release in a redacted form on Thursday.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he's received many congratulatory messages from Arab leaders since his election victory last week.

Netanyahu now has enough support from smaller religious, political and financial conservative political parties to command a majority in the 120 seat Knesset (Parliament).

Women's rights activists seeking to end the male guardianship system in Saudi Arabia are due back in court in Riyadh.    They were arrested last May and charged with various offenses including spying.

One of the activists,  Loujain al-Hathloul, told her brother that she was shocked  and waterboarded with the torture being supervised by Saud al-Qahtani, a close confidant of Crown Prince Mohammed bin-Salman.

Saud al-Qahtani threatening her with rape and murder according to what she told her brother.

The public and reporters are barred from the court proceedings against the women.

LATE WORD HERE IS THAT THE JUDGE DELAYED THE HEARING FOR 'PRIVATE REASONS'.

More on this story from the BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner......LINK


As expected a veto from President Trump of legislation to shut down US support for the war Saudi Arabia leads in Yemen.     A war that has killed many civilians through both warfare and other means with shortages of food and medicine triggered by it.

The legislation passed the Democrat controlled House and passed the Republican controlled Senate with support from Republican senators.

An extensive probe underway into the cause of the blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris with 50 people assigned.

An accident is the suspected cause as extensive renovation was on to the cathedral at the time of the disaster.

There are an alert for a fire in the building at 620 pm local time Monday but nothing was found at first.   After a second alert at 643 pm the fire was detected and firefighters were summoned to the scene.

The spire and wooden interior destroyed with the outside structure intact.   Some of the art works inside the cathedral were rescued from it.   And Tuesday the very top of the spire was recovered.

President Emmanuel Macron was set to speak about reforms in response to the Yellow Vests protests Monday night but now next Monday night at 8 pm he will speak.

For now Macron aspires to Notre-Dame be rebuilt, more beautiful, within five years.   Some French business leaders have already pledged 340 million dollars for reconstruction efforts.

In Canada's energy rich province of Alberta, the left-leaning New Democratic Party ruling for the last four years .  Premier Rachel Notley won with around 40 percent of the vote amidst a division of business elites from social and libertarian conservative voters.

But Tuesday night the election results showing the new unification of business elites and conservatives called the "United Conservative Party" victorious with 55 percent of the popular vote to the NDP's 32 percent.   The UCP winning 63 seats and the NDP the other 24 in the provincial legislature.

The new premier of Alberta will be longtime Canadian politician Jason Kenney.

Spain's election board banning the anti-mass immigration Vox Party from participating in a televised debate ahead of the April 28th General Election.

Vox, described in mainstream media as "far-right", was set to debate with the four major political parties in the country.

Vox is currently polling at 11.8 percent of the popular vote, it got only .2 percent in the last election.

That would give Vox from 30-34 seats in Spain''s lower house of parliament, the Chamber of Deputies.

Another election story, the polls closed following Indonesia's General Election with 20,000 national and local seats contested plus the presidency.   Incumbent Joko Widodo and ex-general Prabowo Subianto facing off.    While some preliminary flash results are expected the official results of the electoral commission will not come until next month.

LATE WORD IS THAT INCUMBENT JOKO WIDODO LEADS HIS CHALLENGER IN THE UNOFFICIAL PRELIMINARY RESULTS.

Sources supporting the UN backed Government of National Accord in Libya say civilian areas of Tripoli were shelled with rockets by General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army early Tuesday morning, but there were no casualties.

The air forces of both sides reported active in the fighting with claims from both sides of success on the ground.

The UN Refugee Agency says 18-thousand civilians have been displaced by the fighting.

In London, 290 arrested so far for sitting down and blocking key locations in the city center including Waterloo Bridge.    The "Extinction Rebellion" protest is fearful of climate change and demands zero carbon emissions by 2025.

In Louisiana, the church arson suspect is now charged with hate crimes.    There is no bail for 21-year old Holden Matthews, held in connection with burning three black churches.   Matthews made videos of the fires according to authorities and videos of news reports about them with his face superimposed.    A fire marshal says it looked he was going to set another fire.

Also mentioned in the media is Matthews listening to "black metal" music.

US National Security Adviser John Bolton speaking at the State Department Wednesday about US policy towards left-wing ruled countries in Latin America, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.   Bolton already saying US citizens will be able to sue in US court for property seized by the Cuban government.

A Vice-President of the Nicolas Maduro regime in Venezuela says military intervention is coming from the US, Colombia and Brazil.

Delcy Rodriguez claimed the three nations intend military intervention and will "commit crimes against humanity".

The US, Colombia and Brazil are among the more than 50 nations that recognize National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela.

The first Red Cross aid shipment has arrived in Venezuela where there are shortages of both food and medicine.

The Russian Black Sea Fleet monitoring a US destroyer, the USS Ross, that entered the Black Sea.  On the shores of the Black Sea are a number of nations including Russia and Ukraine.  More from Russia's Tass News Agency......LINK

The polling data for this Sunday's presidential runoff election in Ukraine shows a wide lead for comedian-actor Volodymyr Zelensky over incumbent President Petro Poroshenko.    The poll concluded Sunday gave  Zelensky 72 percent of the vote to Poroshenko's 25 percent.    Two percent saying they will spoil their ballots.

China's economic growth surpassing expectations in the first quarter of 2019,  January to March growth at 6.4 percent.   There was a projection of 6.3 percent growth for those months.


He was a songwriter involved in songs like Tom Jones "Delilah" and Engelbert Humperdinck's "The Last Waltz".    Les Reed is dead at 83.    More on this story from the BBC.....LINK

And that's the way it really is on this pre-holiday Newsdump Week, Wednesday morning April 17th, 2019.

Monday, April 15, 2019

NEXTRUSH UNPLUGGED: THROUGH THE NIGHT



(830 PM EASTERN TIME, 230 AM PARIS)


Video Link:


BFM-TV FRANCE LIVE VIDEO


The whole world watching France tonight.

The plan in France earlier today was that President Emmanuel Macron was going to speak tonight at 8pm in France to lay out his response to grievances expressed in his "great debate" town hall meetings.

The whole town hall meeting scheme Macron's way of dealing with Yellow Vests protesting the gasoline taxes imposed in the name of saving the planet, the tax rates that favored the wealthy and private companies given concessions over the highways and setting up toll booths ("highway robbery").

But as I understand Macron was backing away from his plans late in the day even before what happened around 650 pm, 1250 pm in the Eastern US.

The outbreak of fire at a great national symbol of France, the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

The collapse of the roof and spire, the gutting of the building with the structure saved.

Government officials up to and including President Macron appearing on the scene.    Support from President Trump and other leaders like Gerard Batten of UKIP tweeted.

From inside France Marine Le Pen of the National Rally supporting the firefighters in her first tweet, sorrow at the damage in the second.


An English translation of her latest tweet:


"It took all the courage of the soldiers of the fire to save the tunic of St. Louis and the crown of thorns, and to preserve the structure of Notre Dame.    One of them is seriously injured.   The whole Nation is proud of #ParisFirefighters."




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Music Links:








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The train keeps on moving down the track tonight on what is a pre-holiday Newsdump Week with the "redacted version" of the Robert Mueller report being dumped out Thursday.

Real things happening in the real world from Syria more shelling by jihadists from Idlib Province.

The former Al-Qaeda forces with their new HTS name killing 11 according to the Russian center in Syria.

More on this from Russia Tass News Agency.....TASS-SYRIA SHELLING

The Israeli air strike Friday night to the west of Aleppo in Hama Province with dozens injured using F-35's from Lebanese airspace.

Now word that US F-35's are going to the United Arab Emirates across from Iran.    Iran's Revolutionary Guards now considered a terrorist group by the US which is legal justification for military attacks.


More after 145 am Eastern....


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'Back with you and more to come in moments....There's a meeting in Paris by officials related to the Notre-Dame fire at 2 am here, 8 am in Paris.     They will discuss the stability of the cathedral following the blaze that gutted the interior and took down the spire of the cathedral but spared the exterior structure.

More on the way......


Reading some of the English translations of BFM-TV text I read that some works of art from inside Notre-Dame Cathedral that were saved were taken to Paris City Hall and they will eventually be transferred to the Louvre.

I just saw something related to Iranian sanctions on Israel National News.  The US said to be upset with Poland because the state shipping company has registered six Iranian oil tankers under the Polish flag.

Of course as you watch those rising prices at the gas pump, remember that sanctions on Iran and Venezuela's oil exports help to make that possible.   I'm just explaining for informational purposes.

Here's the Arutz Sheva Israel National News story......US MULLS POLAND SANCTION OVER HELP FOR IRAN


Music Links:


"THE WAH WATUSI"-THE ORLONS


"ALL I KNOW"-ART GARFUNKEL


"TRACKS OF MY TEARS"-LINDA RONSTADT


That Linda Ronstadt sound I heard via country music radio in the 1970's as she covered Smokey Robinson with "Tracks Of My Tears".....

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OK, all these Democrats running for President and my gut instinct is this.    These folks like Beto O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg and the list runs longer and longer all being "thrown up against the wall to see if they stick".

The Dems are like the GOP in 2016.    In their case to stop anything too far Left in general but desperate to stop Bernie Sanders and get the acceptable or "electable" candidate Joe Biden over the top.

That desperation to stop Trump in 2016 was so sickening from the Bush crowd and the use of Fox News and Megyn Kelly back then.    Where is she today?   And Roger Ailes is gone to eternity after losing his job in the sexual harrassment scandal.

Fox News Channel was something Ailes turned into the "Fox Chick Channel: Breast and Leg".

I apologize for any offense caused.

But I saw a video of Jessica Savitch with David Letterman back around 1980 explaining that when she wore a skirt on an open set she deliberately used heavy duty tape to keep her legs together.

Here it is August 11, 1982 with Letterman and its around 2:15 into the video....JESSICA SAVITCH ON LATE NIGHT


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The fire at Notre-Dame in Paris now completely under control, the investigation underway with questioning of construction workers who were onsite already underway.    A strong belief in the notion of a construction related accident.   The fire started in an attic.

Back to Jessica Savitch, she died a tragic death in the early 1980's drowning with her dog and a boyfriend, the car backing over the side into raging waters.    She resorted to drugs, had multiple relationships with men one after the other.

Back to Fox News.   I still remember the day I was watching Gretchen Carlson, ironically, awarded so much money in a sexual harassment suit.    Carlson dressed in some tight dress and I said to myself   "I can't watch this anymore" and it was a major moment in my turn away from the lust and resentment breeding media exemplified by Fox News.

All they do is set people up for the next act of intoxication in their lives IMHO.

I'll attest to that being my expericence......


Music Links:


"KICKS"-PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS


"MARGARITAVILLE"-JIMMY BUFFETT


"SUNDOWN"-GORDON LIGHTFOOT


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Offers of help in the millions of dollars coming in to fix the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.   The government saying there is a meeting on a reconstruction plan underway now.

Voters in Ukraine choose the next president in the runoff this Sunday with incumbent Petro Poroshenko using drug testing challenges and debating an empty podium to stop the comedian-actor Volodymyr Zelensky who is the favorite to win.

Israel National News now saying that Prime Minister Netanyahu has the support of enough smaller parties reaching the magic number of 61 seats in the Parliament (Knesset) to form a new government.

And life is a journey, not a destination.   Its a one day at time, one minute at a time, proposition.

My journey brought me to my go to music of the 1980's, Contemporary Christian Music.

I don't identify with evangelistic or "Conservative Christianity" anymore but there's nothing wrong with the Higher Power and so on.    Heck, as Keith Green wrote and sang ("How Can They Live Without Jesus") if "you've been burned" by some acting in God's name "the Lord's not the one to blame".

Jamie Owens-Collins sang this song that reminds me not to turn back to doing wrong to myself or others.

Have a good day hope you find the next right thing to do.


Music Link:


"LOOK HOW FAR YOU'VE COME"-JAMIE OWENS-COLLINS








Sunday, April 14, 2019

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUNDAY 4/14-MONDAY 4/15/2019


(EDITING, UPDATING CONTINUING, A WORK IN PROGRESS UNTIL MONDAY MORNING)

The Russian monitoring center in Syria reports three separate shelling attacks by jihadists in the north.     Towns in Latakia, Idlib and Aleppo provinces shelled Friday and Saturday.

Pro-government sources in Syria say 23 wounded in an Israeli airstrike late Friday night in northern Syria's Hama Province.    Three of them said to be members of the Syrian military.

A long range rocket launcher reported destroyed at Umm Haratyn, but the wounded reported in the town of Masayaf where a scientific research center, school of accounting and college of management were said to have been destroyed.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday at an event in Jerusalem for the families of fallen solders saying:

"We will continue to act on all fronts"

Talks between Netanyahu and conservative and religious party leaders are scheduled following last week's elections as the process of forming the next government gets underway.

The Finnish election Sunday and as is the usual case many parties getting a chunk of the vote.    The party currently leading the government, the Center Party repudiated in the election falling to 13.8 percent of the vote.

The Social Democrats finished first with 17.7 percent of the vote and their leader Antti Rinne, will attempt to form the next coalition government in Finland.   He has 40 seats in the 200 seat parliament.

The nationalistic Finns Party came in a close second at 17.5.    The Finns Party called "far right" by the mainstream media.   39 seats won by the Finns Party.   Finns Party leader Jussi Halla-aho  had urged a vote "for some borders" in the campaign.

Many other parties splitting the vote with this being the first time in a century that no political party gained more than 20 percent of the vote.

Many parties objecting to having the Finns Party in government.

The British political scene shaking up in recent polling for the European Parliament elections now on for May 23rd as Prime Minister Theresa May continues to delay Brexit until she can get agreement on help from the Labor Party to force through her plan called "fake Brexit" and a "sellout" by opponents.

Parties fully supporting a complete and total withdrawal from the European Union now command at least 29 percent of the popular vote.    The traditional Brexit party, UKIP, at 14 percent with Nigel Farage's vehicle for his re-election to the EU Parliament Brexit Party showing at 15 percent.

The Labor Party stands at 24 percent with the Conservatives at 16 percent and the Liberal Democrats at 8 percent.      The Green Party has 8 percent and the new anti-Brexit Change UK party at 7 percent of the vote.

Not mentioned in the polling a third pro-Brexit force the For Britain Movement which scored 1 percent of the vote in the recent by-election at Newport West in Wales.

Week 22 of the Yellow Vests in France with a 31-thousand demonstrators estimate from the government and 80,000 from the Yellow Vests for Saturdays demonstrations.

Toulouse was a center of protest on Saturday with "black blocs" infiltrating the demonstration and police using water cannon and tear gas.

Monday night at 8 pm  President Emmanuel Macron will announce his steps to respond to the grievances of protesters with tax cuts a possibility.

But protest organizers are not impressed with Macron's nationwide town hall meetings and any proposals he might offer.

The call for a major protest next Saturday in Paris is out and it looks like the Yellow Vests protests will continue with Week 23 across France.

In Sudan, the now ruling military council is beginning to round up former members of the regime of President Omar al-Bashir.    The council says it wants opposition forces that continue to protest in the streets for a new kind of government to name the next prime minister.

President Trump's daughter Ivanka on a tour of Africa.    Ivanka Trump's focusing her tour on visits to business enterprises run by women and on women's participation in the workforce.    Taxpayer dollars are being spent in Africa by the US Agency for International Development as part of a  Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative.

Tiger Woods winning his first major golf tournament in 11 years, the Masters in Augusta, Georgia Sunday.   It was Tiger's fifth Masters win.

And a message from the Bundy Family on the fifth anniversary of the Bunkerville Standoff near Bundy Ranch April 12, 2014.

Ammon Bundy telling supporters among other things that:


"Bundy Ranch remains one of the freest places on earth.   Why do I say such a thing?   Because my father is willing to claim the rights established by our forefathers through prior appropriation and beneficial use over 140 years ago...…


…...the American people have been duped into believing that our rights are maintained in the courts or in the houses of Congress.  I say today that this idea is incorrect.  Rights have never been maintained in the courts, in fact they are usually diminished there.   Rights are maintained on the principles of claiming them, using them and defending them....."


While key defendants were freed because of evidence hidden by the prosecutors of a surveillance camera and snipers being used by the federal government, three men are in prison because of Bunkerville.

They are Jerry Delemus, Todd Engel and Greg Burleson.    Delemus forced into a plea deal before the evidence was revealed with Engel and Burleson convicted in rigged trials before the evidence was revealed.



And that's the way it really is on this Monday morning April 15th, 2019 as we enter the Newsdump week before Easter.


Saturday, April 13, 2019

NEXTRUSH UNPLUGGED: SATURDAY NIGHT VERSION



Music Links:






Okay starting off with some country music links tonight Tanya Tucker with the big song that launched it for her in 1972.

I listened to country music radio a lot in the 1970's and heard a lot of great songs from Tanya back then.

George Jones singing "White Lightning" and wow what a song about "pappy" and his "still" taking on the "G-Man Team" and "The Revenuers" or federal law enforcement.   "G-Men" is  a term applied to the FBI.

Nowadays you know "Comedy Central" runs the FBI and I'm serious.    They got the FBI involved and got Avi Yemeni, a journalist who works to Tommy Robinson's TR News. trying to continue his expose of anti-Semitic rants from some comedian named Jim Jefferies stopped at LA International Airport and banned from the United States.

The notion was that Yemeni was a threat to Jefferies.

Well you can follow things on Avi Yemeni's Twitter page at the link......AVI YEMENI TWITTER

Israel just had its election last Tuesday with Benjamin Netnanyahu's Likud on top and close behind a new large political party called Blue and White, as in the colors of Israel's flag.

"Maariv", an Israeli newspaper, reported Friday that President Reuven Rivlin was going to ask for a formation of a "unity" government between the two big parties.

Blue and White ran against Netanyahu so hard and the big elephant in the room of Israeli politics remains the three indictments against Netanyahu in the corruption cases.

One strategy Netanyahu could employ is to get the right-wing parties together into a government and push legislation through to annul his indictments.

If Israel ends up with the two big parties in a "unity government" watch out Judea and Samaria.  Much fear and concern about "Deal of the Century" with Donald Trump and Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia the big players but the 'details man' son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Are Jews being sold out to create a Palestinian state?

But getting back to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, their liberal notions get a going over from Ann Coulter in another one of her columns as she reviews a new book about "Javanka".

Author Vicky Ward writing "Kushner Inc." with "Greed Ambition Corruption" on the cover.


You can read it at the link:


ANN COULTER: HAIL PRESIDENT JAVANKA!





Music Links:


WE FIVE-"YOU WERE ON MY MIND"


GEORGE BAKER SELECTION-"UNA PALOMA BLANCA"


HELEN REDDY-"PEACEFUL"


And Peter Hitchens offers his outspoken views in a video interview posted in recent days.

"The Conservative Party ought to be doomed long ago"


"I've entirely given up politics.  I believe politics to be a complete waste of time.  I believe the country is finished and there's nothing else to be said about politics..."


Hitchens is saying at the beginning of this video in the first six and half minutes with his expectations of a strong totalitarian state on the way.


A whole hourlong interview at the link....PETER HITCHENS INTERVIEW: POLITICS AND POETRY


Peter Hitchens and his late brother Christopher Hitchens, both disagreed about the notion of a Higher Power with Peter identifying as a Christian and Christopher as an Atheist.

They disagreed on the wars launched in the aftermath of 9/11 as well with Christopher Hitchens an enthusiastic supporter of the wars and Peter Hitchens much more cynical about them noting the brutality involved.

Also helping to expose the ugliness of the warfare were people like Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange.

Assange, a journalist and a publisher, is targeted by the almighty federal criminal justice machine with its rigged system and a 98 percent conviction rate as attested to by Ammon Bundy and Nigel Farage.

I wanted to share my post on Free Republic on a thread dealing with Assange:



"Its related to Chelsea Manning Wikileaks is saying but regardless my view is that the whole post 9/11 policy of our country was fouled up and caused harm to our military killing some, maiming others and PTSDing even more.



The USA policy since 9/11 done by Bush big time and Obama in a softer way is in favor of Saudi Arabia's interests and not those of the USA.



In other words, we have done the bidding of the nation of the Al-Qaeda movement and 15 of the 19 terrorist hijackers and pretending that things are otherwise continues to this day"


Julian Assange may have a bunch of left-wing supporters who blame Trump but I guess Assange has my back too and we have to get past the tribalism Peter Hitchens mentions in that video I just linked to.

Keep up on the matter with the Wikileaks Twitter page.....LINK-WIKILEAKS TWITTER

As for President Trump he praised Wikileaks in 2016 when they had those John Podesta-Hillary Clinton emails out but in the wake of the arrest Trump says:


"I know nothing"



I don't know Mr. President but you're supposed to do TV wrestling like Vince McMahon, not Sgt. Schultz on "Hogans Heroes".....


Music Link:



EDWIN STARR-"WAR"




And back to the here and now.


The "Wall Street Journal" reporting Friday that the Libyan National Army forces of General Khalifa Haftar in Libya were offered millions of dollars by Saudi Arabia just before launching their assault on Tripoli and Government of National Accord there.

Here is more on the military activity.....SOUTHFRONT-LIBYA

An Israeli airstrike in Syria Friday night and more details on that.....SOUTHFRONT SYRIA 

And in Sudan the transition of government underway also welcome as far as Saudi Arabia is concerned.   Saudi government sources telling "Al Arabiya" news channel this and here is the report by the Russian news agency Tass…..SUDAN-SAUDI ARABIA


Good Night.  God Bless.   Hope what you're doing is sober and sane.




Music Links:


TOM T. HALL-"I LOVE"


OSBORNE BROTHERS-"ROCKY TOP"