Good Summary of Spy Community vs. Trump

I’ve chosen NOT to call it the “Intelligence Community” but rather the “Spy Community” for the simple reason that they do a whole lot of spying, collecting basically every scrap of information they can on US Citizens despite our Supreme Court finding a “Right to Privacy” in the constitution (the very basis of Roe v Wade after all…) while at the same time showing meager levels of “intelligence” in evidence. Craftiness, yes. Trade-craft, including extensive lying skills, yes. Duplicitous sucking up skills, of course. Political advocacy for The Elite, clearly. But intelligence? That would imply some deeper moral compass that is clearly lacking – given what has become known of what they have actually done.

This article, in a very short and very readable piece, outlines just why POTUS Trump has good reason to distrust our Spy Community. After all, they have been, and are, out to get him.

Trump Has Been Set Up, Framed And Relentlessly Persecuted By The American Intelligence Community
8:17 PM 07/19/2018
Sidney Powell | Former federal prosecutor

The frenzied furor and fomented outrage over President Donald Trump’s reluctance to express blind trust for our “intelligence community” defy reason and reality. In their choreographed cries of contempt for Mr. Trump, the “left’s” increasingly shrill proclamations of political apocalypse make “Chicken Little” look rational. At least we’ve moved on from the impending annihilation from the nuclear war with North Korea.

Power is the only thing leftists worship, and they are unraveling in front of our eyes without it. They can’t control Mr. Trump. That alone drives them insane. They have no policies that work. Cities and states they control are criminal sanctuaries and bankrupt cesspools. Check out San Francisco, Portland and Chicago.

Each of the president’s remarkable accomplishments — from unprecedented high employment, our booming economy and the tax cuts to his historic summit with Kim Jong-un — highlights their abject failures and serves to prick their narcissistic egos. The country is doing better without them every day. Even worse, they are desperate to keep their countless crimes and abuses covered up.
Ironically, while Brennan is coming apart at the seams over Trump’s progress in a diplomatic relationship with Putin, it is Brennan who supported a communist—voting for Gus Hall as none-other than president of the United States.

Then there’s Director of National Intelligence [DNI] James Clapper—the second Trump-loather only recently departed from the top of the “IC.” Mr. Clapper is the guy who had the NSA collecting all possible data on all Americans and then lied to Congress about it.

Even more important, according to Mr. Comey’s own memos leaked to the New York Times, combined with Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s “note to self” within minutes of Trump’s inauguration, we know that Brennan, Clapper, Obama, Comey, Rice, counter-terrorism advisor Lisa Monaco, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and Vice President Biden, met in the Oval Office just before Comey went to brief the president-elect. Not only did they decide to limit information about Russia to be shared with the incoming team, they dispatched Comey to set up Mr. Trump for the media explosion of the entire false narrative and Steele dossier.

Hit the link for the rest of it. Well worth it.

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62 Responses to Good Summary of Spy Community vs. Trump

  1. p.g.sharrow says:

    If you take the effort to examine the origins of the State Department and Intelligence agencies, you will see how we got here. The people that gravitated to the top there have always been the Elites from the top family’s and Collages. They have been educated that they have the right and duty to rule over the mob. Constitutional law has always been an impediment to them and their dreams of rule by decree from their bench or elevated positions. The CIA has always been a rogue agency, created from a war time agency that was created from a criminal agency. The corruption of the Justice Department and the FBI seems to be more recent starting with the Clintons due to their connections through the CIA and it’s Drug/Gun running operations.
    There is no cutting the head off of this Hydra to bring it down, Trump and company will have to use sterner measures to burn this thing down. The Internet and social media are the only tools open to them for communication to the real people that get things done…pg

  2. philjourdan says:

    Many on the left are yelling that Trump is destroying the confidence of America in their Spy Agencies. That is like saying Woodward and Bernstein destroyed confidence in the presidency by exposing Watergate. What Trump is doing is exposing the lawlessness and partisanship of the upper levels of the spy agencies. He did not cause them to break the law and plot a coup to get rid of him.

    PG is correct. But not original. Tom Clancy wrote about the Ivy League Good ole boy network in the government over 30 years ago. Executive Orders. While not a central theme of the book, it does have one thread that looks at that very cancer.

  3. E.M.Smith says:

    The FBI was corrupt during the time of J. Edgar Hoover. He had political files on everyone. After his death, his office was “officially raided” and secret files “disappeared”…

    John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was an American law enforcement administrator and the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. He was appointed as the director of the Bureau of Investigation – the FBI’s predecessor – in 1924 and was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972 at the age of 77. Hoover has been credited with building the FBI into a larger crime-fighting agency than it was at its inception and with instituting a number of modernizations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories.

    Later in life and after his death, Hoover became a controversial figure as evidence of his secretive abuses of power began to surface. He was found to have exceeded the jurisdiction of the FBI, and to have used the FBI to harass political dissenters and activists, to amass secret files on political leaders, and to collect evidence using illegal methods. Hoover consequently amassed a great deal of power and was in a position to intimidate and threaten sitting presidents.

    One of his biographers, Kenneth Ackerman, writes that the allegation that Hoover’s secret files kept presidents from firing him is “a myth”. However, Richard Nixon was recorded in 1971 stating that one of the reasons he did not fire Hoover was that he was afraid of reprisals against him from Hoover. U.S. President Harry S. Truman said that Hoover transformed the FBI into his private secret police force:

    Given that it was formed from the ground up as a corrupt instrument of power, used for political intrigues, I suspect the culture of it did not change with the passing of J. Edgar and has just changed to a different set of political masters…

    It is a power unchecked and with no balance against it. It will inevitably fall into corruption and abuse. It was not in the original constitution and when it was made, the idea of checks and balances was under assault by the “Progressives” expanding government like crazy.

    As noted, they have a long history of “taming” Presidents with dossiers… Trump has his work cut out for him.

  4. YMMV says:

    The dossier on JFK would be good reading.

  5. gallopingcamel says:

    Rush Limbaugh mentioned Sidney Powell’s book, “Licensed to Lie” on a Monday so I bought a Kindle version for $7.99 as the hard copy was quite pricey at $59.99.

    Given that this book is 600 pages concerning dry legal proceedings I expected it would take several weeks to read. I finished it less than 48 hours…….it is a real page turner that names many of the people who have corrupted the FBI and DoJ.

    Sidney Powell is a brilliant writer who expresses her disgust for people like Andrew Weissman who destroyed 85,000 jobs at Arthur Anderson by inventing crimes that were voided by the supreme court on a 9-0 vote. Unfortunately the wheels of justice grind slowly so nobody got their jobs back and Andrew Weissman was not disbarred so he is free to persecute Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and anyone else who supports Donald Trump.

    It is beyond obvious that the intelligence agencies and the DoJ have conspired to exonerate Hillary Clinton for real crimes while investigating Donald Trump for imaginary crimes. To understand what is going on you have to realize that Trump is the master showman. He is Rocky Balboa getting beaten to pulp by Apollo Creed.

    You don’t have to be a genius to figure out what Trump’s “October Surprise” will be. Expect some of Mueller’s co-conspirators to be indicted.

  6. gallopingcamel says:

    My fondest hope is “Perp Walks” starring Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, the Podestas, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Donna Brazile, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Baker, Loretta Lynch, John Koskinnen, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Bill Priestap, James Baker, Lisa Page, Lois Lerner, Sally Yates, and many other senior corrupt officials in our three letter agencies.

    Trump needs people who will commit to cleanse the Augean stables (FBI, DoJ and State Department). The jury is out for Pompeo at the State Department. Wray and Sessions have already failed, so unless they will commit to clean up their acts they need to resign.

    Here is the big question. Where do you find honest and competent people to replace Wray and Sessions?

  7. H.R. says:

    gallopingcamel: “Here is the big question. Where do you find honest and competent people to replace Wray and Sessions?”

    How does your calendar look for the next 6-1/2 years? 😜 President Trump just needs a few Red Queens (“Off with their head!”) in key positions.

    “I would rather be governed by the first 2000 people in the Manhattan phone book than the entire faculty of Harvard.”

    ― William F. Buckley Jr.

  8. p.g.sharrow says:

    Many years ago I lived in Alaska and spent some time with an older man that had been a drill rig trouble shooter for an oil company. His job was to go out to an under performing drilling operation and fix the problem. He said that the only effective solution was to fire everyone! Hire and train a new crew, because you had no idea which men were the good ones and which were the poor ones. The poor ones corrupted the good ones work habits, too many interlocking friendships. So it was best to start over fresh.
    He and I were dealing with a corrupt city government and knew all the players. When you brought in new blood it took 2 years max. for the good ones to be corrupted by the bad.
    Several years ago I came to the conclusion that IF I were in Trumps position I would have to get rid of all the management people in the head office, About 3 levels of paygrade, and restaff.
    All of the top floor people are suspect. Too many interlocking friendships. Birds of a feather etc.
    Bring in new people from out in the field. NO Washington insiders! However, BIG problem, Politicians, They protect their people, who are the ones you need to get rid of. So your first step is to get rid of the sleaze bag politicians. Draining a swamp of good old boys interlocking protection racket is a Herculean task. I had to break the back of their political machine first before starting on the bureaucrats and the lobbyists went to work on the new people immediately.
    Oh yes. one other thing. Everyone will hate you! …8-( …pg

  9. gallopingcamel says:

    “He said that the only effective solution was to fire everyone!”. Off the wall brilliant!

    Here is another anecdote to illustrate your insight:
    Although I worked in the physics department at Duke university I met folks from other departments socially and one of them was a law professor who was in great demand for his skills relating to reorganizing bankrupt hotels.

    He was really good at it and became quite wealthy as a result. I asked him what was his secret and he replied that the main reason for hotels getting into financial trouble was corrupt staff. He said that in 90% of his projects he had to fire all employees just as recommended by your oil rig trouble shooter. Once that was done most hotels emerged from chapter 7 or chapter 11!

    Remember the fuss when George Bush fired a bunch of DoJ staff? His mistake was that he failed to do it in the first week of his presidency. Donald Trump made the same mistake.

  10. Graeme No.3 says:

    Re Trump’s gaffe when he criticised the Intelligence Authorities and the howling mob scene from the MSM that followed. Did he really shoot from the lip? After all the MSM haven’t had time to ask what was the purpose of his meeting with Putin, and why it was behind closed doors. Could he have ‘suggested’ to Putin that Hilary and Co. were no longer needed and perhaps a few leaks from her computer files would make things difficult for those named?

  11. E.M.Smith says:

    @Graeme No.3:

    Putin is a Russian Nationalist, despised by the EU Globalists.
    Trump is a USA Nationalist, despised by the EU Globalists.

    Hillary & Obama were USA Globalists, loved by the EU Globalists.

    Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see where the alliances would naturally lay… and why the Globalists are so Full Court Press on the “Russia Evil” and “Collusion BAD!!!” memes.

    There worst nightmare would be a Nationalist Alliance of the various Nationalist Leaders and a movement of We The People in support of them.

    Remember the original statement of some politician about the purpose of NATO:

    To keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.

    What happens if the Russians and Americans find common ground against the New German Holy Roman Empire of the EU? Eh? We start falling more into the pre-W.W.II alliance pattern. The UK taking a Brexit fits into that model as well. The Globalist dream up in smoke AND a tendency toward the same Nationalist Alignments would give folks like Soros the most gigantic heartburn.

  12. Rhoda Klapp says:

    Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia, perhaps?

  13. gallopingcamel says:

    “All of the top floor people are suspect. Too many interlocking friendships. Birds of a feather etc.”

    That is why it makes sense to fire all the top people in the three letter agencies given the rampant corruption that we call “The Swamp”. These people have to protect the Clinton Crime Cartel (to name just one cesspool of corruption) because they were participants. It is not just Hillary Clinton who set up the Uranium One deal. Holder, Obama, Mueller and many other top officials knew all about it.

    Please don’t get the idea that I am suggesting that corruption in the swamp is confined to the Democrats. The GOP leadership is completely bought and paid for by the “Donor Class” so your vote does not count. Sessions and Wray could have gone on a crusade to clean up the DoJ and FBI but instead became part of the cover up. They are acting like the “Three Monkeys” while Rosenstein is the front man for a group of conspirators who are trying to “Frame” the president.

    I have to admire president Trump’s restraint. The conspirator’s were hoping to goad him into hasty action on the lines of Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre”. By leaving it to Congress to find out what happened in the three letter agencies he is exposing these corrupt officials who are becoming increasingly desperate as their perfidy is revealed…….drip, drip, drip.

    There will be a “Saturday Night Massacre” when the American People become more aware of the corruption in our once revered institutions.

  14. cdquarles says:

    With respect to Jeff Sessions, well, I’ve met the man and talked to him. There is nothing in his past that suggests the corruption that has been attributed to him, that I am aware of. Just like another Alabamian I knew. People know the caricature, not the man.

    There is a lot going on behind the scenes that we are not aware of. What we are aware of is selected and manipulated. Never forget that.

  15. p.g.sharrow says:

    @cd, I don’t see corruption ether. What I see is a politician following the path of least resistance.
    Bureaucrats often present the political leadership with their own desired path as if it were the only good choice. Trump is the anomaly be cause he is not a weak, want to be loved, politician. Trump is a hard nosed businessman. He is well aware of the manipulations of underlings. But he is getting a crash course in Washington DC politics and the tangled web of Official corruption by Bureaucrats and their favored politicians..The Liberals love to point to the Republican RINOs that are in the Trump Administration as His People, selected by him. No! They were pushed forward by their RINO peers as the best people available to fill the demand for administrative oversight. Trump had to select them, No other choice was available to him. Getting rid of the dark state is dangerous business, you can wind up ruined or dead, your family members and friends are at risk as well. Mueller and company have ruined thousands of peoples lives to win their stripes. They have used ANY means to get their “convictions” Winning is the Only Thing in their world.
    I have met and worked with many politicians, Wonderful people to your face, when you might be of benefit to them, but watch your back! Politicians do not attack from the front in daylight. They attack from behind in the dark. So far Sessions is missing in action…pg

  16. E.M.Smith says:

    What I can’t tell is if Sessions is a “do nothing numpkin” or just playing the Rube as cover for a really deep game… We’ll know when a load of crap gets exposed, or it’s the 3rd year and nothing has changed…

  17. Larry Ledwick says:

    Based on the back story of what happened when the KKK was taken down, he is a pragmatist and an enabler. He lets those who have agency do what they can to get to the right result.

    People like to say Sessions took down the KKK but he actually let others take the action while supporting them in quiet ways. For instance he allowed the interview of the suspects to happen in his office where the aura of the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of Alabama add weight to the efforts of the Civil Rights Attorney’s interrogation/interview. He is reported to have asked the direct participants “What do you need” this in a part of the country where official road blocks were the norm for such investigations. He works behind the scenes and ensures the path is cleared for what ever is necessary to make the prosecution work.

    Rather than the first violin in the orchestra, think of him as the conductor that draws out the best from the folks working under him.

  18. Larry Ledwick says:

    Last but not least, on Sessions, President Trump has never been shy about dumping people that do not meet his expectations. The fact Sessions is still there, tells me he is doing exactly what President Trump needs him to do to achieve his end game.

    Trump is patient to a fault and will wait until his gut instincts tell him it is the ideal time to strike. In the mean time he’s like a cat with a mouse, plays with the opponent to learn how he reacts to various situations, then springs the trap in such a way that the opponent helps the trap close.

  19. gallopingcamel says:

    At a couple of Trump rallies I attended Geoff Sessions was a “warm up the crowd” speaker. He came over as someone who would support Trump’s “Drain the Swamp” agenda so I thought he would do well as AG.

    Faint hearted friend Sessions has hurt Trump and his “Drain the Swamp” agenda more than most of Trump’s overt enemies. I still cling to the hope that Sessions is beavering away out of the spotlight, sealing indictments of the bad actors in the three letter agencies with the support of Huber. I have been hearing those kind of rumors for many months but put less and less credence in them as time rolls on.

    That said you can be sure that Trump will not forgive anyone who bears false witness against him (apologies for sounding biblical). Thus the main GOP “October Surprise” could be a bunch of indictments of misconduct by the bad cops and corrupt prosecutors who created the Trump/Russia collusion scam while exonerating Hillary Clinton and her staff. To make that happen there would have to be some senior staff at the DoJ who are honest.

    Diogenes might have difficulty locating even one honest man in the DoJ so the odds don’t seem good.

  20. gallopingcamel says:

    “Last but not least, on Sessions, President Trump has never been shy about dumping people that do not meet his expectations. The fact Sessions is still there, tells me he is doing exactly what President Trump needs him to do to achieve his end game.”

    Thanks for that…….I really hope you are right!

  21. cdquarles says:

    As an introduction to the “there’s more going on than meets the eye”, I have read reports that 1. Jeff Sessions offered to resign early on. 2. Those reports say Jeff Sessions’ resignation was not accepted. 3. Jeff Sessions asked for Rod Rosenstein’s recusal and/or resignation and when that didn’t happen, wanted him fired. 4. The ultimate boss refused to have Rosenstein fired. 5. Congress is corrupt and routinely leaks classified material, confirmed by Rod Rosenstein recently. 6. The FBI has had highly partisan department heads in the past and, especially, in the recent past. 7. The recent release of the redacted FISA application, copy dated 3/17/17, if I am remembering correctly, along with a recent unsealed indictment of a high ranking official for leaking to a former Buzzfeed then New York Times reporter, indicates that there are investigations going on, which will not be revealed when there is no good reason to do so, until there is good reason to do so.

    I suspect that Jeff Sessions, along with Dan Coats and others, are running stings and are doing exactly what President Trump wants done. I have that deja vu feeling. I’ve seen this movie before, only this time, the players are being played and they are being revealed in a manner that makes the Left-Democrat-Media Complex complicity in corruption and or crime undeniable to those with open minds.

  22. cdquarles says:

    Oh, one other thing. I have not, to date, have heard anyone credibly accuse Jeff Sessions of entering congress ‘poor’ and leaving it ‘rich’, so to speak. Unlike, say, the senator who defeated Jeremiah Denton then ‘evolved’. Said senator is still there because, for the most part, the replacements would not be better at best and at worst, would be worse. That reminds me. I need to see what’s going on with Doug Jones. Not a peep in the media about him, since that debacle last November, that I am aware of. And no, I don’t blame Roy Moore for that, other than letting himself be used.

  23. Larry Ledwick says:

    In other political news we have this massive intelligence leak story that the major media is totally ignoring.

  24. philjourdan says:

    @CD – I agree. Trump does not tolerate failure or disobedience. And the fact that Sessions is a lightening rod, indicates that while Trump says nasty stuff about him in public, privately, he is fully supporting him. I am not sure the role Rosenstein is playing (but then I do not fully see Trump’s “plans within plans” until they are played out), but if he is innocent, he may just be another diversion to keep the YSM focused on him instead of the real goings on (Sessions).

    The fact that a lot of the flak is coming from the right on both those people means the YSM are making love to them and when the plans play out, are going to look like fools.

  25. Larry Ledwick says:

    This seems to be an interesting view of Sessions – from twitter:

    Sentinel @SentinelVI
    15 minutes ago

    Sessions recusal is a very smart move. Given the scope of the corruption within DOJ, passing everything Russia/election related off to Rosenstein allows him to deal with the corruption eventually, such as the FISA.

    Say a special counsel had been appointed re: FISA – well Rosenstein is now unable to oversee that case because he signed the FISA warrant itself. That’s how we can tell that Mueller isn’t looking into it.

    The combo of an outside DC US attorney and the IG is just as strong (if not stronger) than a special counsel, not as prone to conflicts of interest at main justice, and MUCH lower profile.

    Optimally, as little as possible of this gets handled by Main Justice because each string of involvement they have with the docs and conspirators is a way their hands will be tied legally down the line.

    Defense is the best offense…

  26. gallopingcamel says:

    “The combo of an outside DC US attorney and the IG is just as strong (if not stronger) than a special counsel, not as prone to conflicts of interest at main justice, and MUCH lower profile.”

    Another advantage of an out of town prosecutor (Huber) is that leaks are much less likely. I can’t find any evidence suggesting that Sessions is a leaky bucket.

  27. Jon K says:

    I keep going back and forth whether Sessions is diligently working behind the scenes with Trump to expose and defeat the Deep State, or the only reason he’s still there is that Trump knows that he won’t get another AG through the Senate. I’m still hopeful it’s the former, but I’ve been known to be an optimist.

  28. philjourdan says:

    Trump could get any AG through the senate. He still has a republican majority, and even though several are never trumpers, they are not messing with his nominations.

  29. Jon K says:

    With McCain’s health the way it is, the ridiculous obstruction charges, and the Deep State in full CYA mode because they are at serious risk of prison, I don’t think it would be as easy as you think to get an AG through the Senate.

  30. gallopingcamel says:

    I strongly recommend “Tailspin” by Steven Brill.

    It is an almanac! While that makes it a tough read, the facts and arguments presented are compelling. Brill is no fan of Donald Trump yet his book shows why we need him. For example here is one small quote from chapter 8, “Moat Nation” page 224:

    “….if one group of people, especially the powerful, is perceived by everyone else not to be accountable for their irresponsibility then everyone else will feel less of an obligation to be responsible for the greater good and resist being accountable, too. This is what has happened in America. The system’s glue has deteriorated almost completely. People have become cynical about the obligations of responsibility and resistant to the consequences of accountability because they see that those at the top aren’t accountable. They have lost confidence in their government’s capacity to deliver basic fairness. So they are looking out for themselves, reinforcing resentment and polarization as they focus on their narrow interests.”

    Trump is trying to heal our nation but the job will take more than two terms so I ask where do you get another Trump? My answer is that anyone who has the potential to be the next Trump will decide it simply is not worth it given the way Trump, his family and anyone associated with him have been viciously attacked.

    The best hope for the nation is that Trump rebuilds the GOP from the bottom up so that our votes count and the “Donor Class” can no longer buy every candidate. Is that even possible?

  31. gallopingcamel says:

    @Larry Ledwick,
    Those 40,000 sealed indictments indicate that something unusual is going on. If it was aimed at the Deep State I suspect that the number would be much smaller. Also, with so many indictments over six months there would have been leaks by now if prominent people were named.

    My guess is that some kind of Internet tool has gathered up many thousands of low level criminals and once the indictments are unsealed the “cat will be out of the bag” meaning that it can’t happen a second time.

  32. E.M.Smith says:


    It is also possible that Trump does really really well and inspires some new blood… Or Ivanka ;-)

    My guess is the at Trump hates drugs, so has given an OK to dredge drug trades from phone / internet / text data at NSA; and has a huge bunch of dealers (even low level) set to round up. The only other thing with that number of low level, widely distributed folks would be illegal aliens.

    OTOH, 40,000 is likely way too low for either of those, so who knows…

  33. cdquarles says:

    Yet, the anti-drug logic is similar to the anti-gun logic. The anti-gun logic doesn’t work, unless you want to enslave people. I say that the anti-drug logic gets you to the same place. Maybe that’s why ‘drugs’ were legal until the ‘Progressives’ took over the political parties in the USA. That is why, in part, that I want to see the end of drug prohibition. Alcohol prohibition clearly gave a boost to mafias. Why wouldn’t drug prohibition do the same, or gun prohibition? Does that mean that I want to see drugs, or guns, misused? No. It says that we should focus on the very few whose misuse cause demonstrable harm.

    I would not mind seeing ‘insane asylum’ institutions being brought back. That would take care of a large portion of the homeless. Have some set up ‘addict asylum’ institutions. Put these people there, after a proper adjudication hearing respecting due process and the presumption of innocence. Take these folk out of jails/prisons. Don’t put these folk in jail/prison, but in an institution that meets their needs and encourages productive work. Those who do turn their lives around should be transitioned into freedom. Those who can’t, should be considered akin to those who require life in prison.

  34. philjourdan says:


    “My answer is that anyone who has the potential to be the next Trump will decide it simply is not worth it given the way Trump, his family and anyone associated with him have been viciously attacked.”

    If there is another Trump, the savaging of Donald J. Trump will not deter them. Trump knew what he was getting into. And any person strong enough to clean the swamp will not be naïve either. Does such a person exist? There was only one Reagan.

  35. E.M.Smith says:


    It isn’t a question of “Does such a person exist?”, plenty do. I might even qualify. We’re about as close to boringly pure as you can expect to find, not much dirt at all in our history; so rake away.

    The big question is where do you find someone like that who has the money and position to get elected and wants to do so?

    I’m ready, willing, and able to be President and would enjoy listening to the squeals and rage of those who’s ox I was goring today. (First to go, the entire Dept. of Ed., 2nd, the entire Dept. of Ag., then the DOE, then… ) What I can’t do is get elected. No money and not willing to sell myself to get office. No history of either public elective office or major business accomplishment. Nobody likes the idea of an I.T. Geek (or we would not be the butt of so many poor humor forms and relentless outsourcing) And I’m generally too much of a “nice guy” for the rough elbow brigade.

    It’s that whole package that’s hard to find… not just the willingness to put up with crap.

  36. gallopingcamel says:

    Apologies for copying a long essay but it is something special:
    Just How Far Will the Left Go?
    By Victor Davis Hanson| July 23rd, 2018

    There was no honeymoon for the unlikely winner of the 2016 election. Progressives have in succession tried to sue to overturn Trump’s victory using several different approaches. First on the bogus claim of fraudulent voting machines. Then they sought to subvert the Electoral College by bullying electors into renouncing their respective states’ votes.

    Massive protests and boycotts marked the inauguration. Then there were articles of impeachment introduced in the House. Some sued to remove Trump on a warped interpretation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Others brought in psychiatrists to testify that Trump was ill, disabled, or insane and should be removed in accordance with the 25th Amendment. The former FBI director, CIA director, and director of the Office of National Intelligence have variously smeared the president as a coward, a traitor, and a Russian mole.

    The Mueller Investigation
    We are about 430 days into Robert Mueller’s investigation; the special prosecutor whose team of lawyers and investigators has in a large part been made up either of Clinton donors, clear Clinton partisans, lawyers who have in the past represented Clinton interests or employees, or partisans already removed for expressing clear Trump hatred. The media grew ecstatic over its creation, dubbing it an “all-star” or “dream” team, as leaks assured the public that next week, next month, or “soon” there would be a sensational indictment proving that Trump colluded with the Russians to win the presidency.

    We have gone through the psychodramas surrounding Michael Cohen, Stormy Daniels, Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, Carter Page and a host of others. Any second, any minute they would be indicted for collusion in throwing an election, or they would soon flip and end the Trump presidency.

    When we learned that Robert Mueller initially did not disclose to the media why he had fired Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and why he had spaced out their firings to prevent the impression that they were connected, we were only reassured of the professionalism of the Mueller investigation.

    It was considered blasphemous to suggest that Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, and James Comey were all former associates and friends—and thus it would be awkward to ensure the public that they could pose as disinterested investigators, given the reality that some of the investigators might soon end up as the investigated.

    When indictments of Manafort, Flynn and some minor Trump officials followed that had nothing to do with the original mandate of collusion, the press cheered them as appetizers for the main course of impeachment to come. It was considered unpatriotic to suggest that Mueller did not find Russian collusion in a sea of collusion—at least as evidenced by a prior Obama hot mic quid pro quo promise to calibrate U.S. policy on European missile defense to Russian behavior conducive to Obama’s 2012 reelection, or huge Russian-related donations to the Clinton Foundation roughly at the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped to facilitate sales of some U.S. uranium to Russian companies. Trump is said to be paranoid, uncouth, reckless, and crude. And he has been at times. But no prior president has been under investigation for 80 percent of his first two years in office, by an investigatory team that is so patently compromised by conflicts of political interest, and so unable to find collusion or wrongdoing in a sea of what is likely to turn out to be FBI, CIA, and Justice Department criminality in 2016.

    Killing Hitler Trump
    The methods of rhetorically assassinating Trump all have been tried out by progressive celebrities, politicians, and academics: decapitation, high explosives, nightly ritual stabbing, hanging, death by elevator, death by escalator, shooting, incineration, and fisticuffs. The reason that Kathy Griffin, Madonna, Robert De Niro, Kamala Harris, or Snoop Dogg have been lately quiet about killing Trump is that the various ways to do so have long ago been exhausted.

    Trump as Hitler, Mussolini, or Stalin is now old hat. Trump as traitor was boring long ago. What can one say after she has compared Trump’s agenda to Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, and 9/11? If the tax cuts, immigration policy, or NATO and Russian summits are equal to killing 3,000 Americans, what is left to the imagination? If talking sloppily about Putin is tantamount to the Holocaust, then what exactly was the Holocaust, a bad press conference? And if we are to believe that anything Trump has done is equivalent to starting a war that killed 65 million people and engineered the Final Solution, then among our 325 million fellow Americans perhaps a few dozen will watch CNN or MSNBC talking heads lecturing on the Führer, and conclude the only patriotic thing to do is to eliminate this new incarnation of Hitler.

    Trump War on All Fronts
    Progressives are urged to go to stores, gas stations, restaurants and confront Trump Administration officials, in a sort of Obama-like “get in their faces” or “take a gun to a knife fight” advice to make life miserable for anyone who would dare work for Trump.

    A former Clinton aide has organized adolescent noise-maker rallies near the White House, ostensibly to make so much racket that Trump will not be able to sleep in the presidential bedroom. Restaurants have refused to serve Trump appointees.

    There is no respite from the war against Trump. The NFL, the NBA, late-night comedy shows, cable news, sitcoms, Hollywood movies, books, and music have all found ways to turn their genres into anti-Trump theater.

    There is no respite; there is no refuge—not the Super Bowl, not the Emmys, not the Grammys, not the Oscars. Almost every aspect of American culture has been weaponized to delegitimize Trump.

    The Roots of Trump Derangement
    Is the anger, then, that we are in a depression, war, or plague?

    Actually, no. The economy is growing at rates that we have not seen in over a decade. Unemployment, especially minority joblessness, is at a historic low. Even the stock market is at record highs. The United States is now the world’s largest producer of oil, natural gas, and coal. Consumer and business confidence is at a near all-time high.

    NATO is re-calibrating its military contributions to increase defense spending. North Korea has stopped talking about nuking our West Coast. The Iranian theocracy is panicking after the end of the Iran Deal. There have not been any incidents this year of Iranian hazing of U.S. ships. China is scrambling to find ways to readjust its lopsided trade surpluses induced by commercial cheating and dumping. Never has a Republican president appointed and had confirmed more conservative and stellar judges. The National Security team of Pompeo, Bolton, Mattis, and Haley is perhaps the most skilled since World War II.

    Why then the hate, the furor, the sheer mania?

    The Left lost what it thought was a sure-thing election. There is now no assured 16-year Obama-Clinton regnum that would complete what the Obamas had called the final “fundamental transformation” of the United States. It cannot accept that it blew certain victory. A huge fundraising advantage, a toady media, massive defections of Republican establishment intellectuals and pundits, the lack of prior military or political experience of candidate Donald Trump, and a popular vote plurality all proved for naught. The unimaginable then became all too real.

    And fantasy was substituted for reality as smears, slurs, and denials ensued. Think of the 2000 election cubed.

    Trump is not a George H.W. Bush or Mitt Romney. He knows no etiquette. He is no gentleman. He is a bruiser, brawler, exaggerator, and performer. What created President Trump was not just “The Apprentice” or the Manhattan real estate market (such a résumé only honed his pugilist skills).

    Rather, half the country was tired of Republicans grimacing as they were portrayed as throwing grandmothers off cliffs. They were tired of seeing political commercials of bodies of the murdered dragged behind trucks, or charges that Republicans cruelly put their pets on their car roof. They were tired of the anti-Semitic and racist Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a presidential candidate’s personal pastor, being off limits, but not the supposed senility of John McCain who in 2008 was pilloried as a doddering multi-millionaire who forgot how many houses he had owned. In 2012, it was Mitt Romney’s wife whose sins were wearing equestrian clothes.

    Given the growing furor over half the country as demonized clingers, deplorables, and crazies, if Trump did not exist, a don’t-tread-on-me street fighter would have had to be invented. Progressives have gone ballistic that any opponent would reply to them in kind. Think of “Caddyshack,” when uncouth Rodney Dangerfield burst into smug Ted Knight’s country club.

    The Left did not just lose the 2016 election, it lost the Congress, the presidency, and the Supreme Court. And it lost them all to a rash, uncouth Queens-accented Manhattan billionaire reality TV star, who systematically planned to dismantle eight years of Obama Administration executive-orders. And unlike almost all prior politicians Trump when in office kept his promises and systematically went about to halt the supposed progressive future. Think of a liberal nightmare something akin to Sarah Palin as president in 2012.

    The Obama apparat and the proverbial deep state never imagined Trump could win and thus to ensure that he would not just be defeated but humiliated, vied to use the power of government to destroy the Trump candidacy.

    The National Security Council was weaponized and thus unmasked the names of surveilled Americans and leaked their names to the press to undermine the Trump campaign. The Department of Justice was weaponized to ensure Hillary Clinton was exonerated for her misdeeds concerning her email server and quid pro quo collusion with a variety of foreign and domestic influence peddlers and buyers. The FBI and CIA were weaponized to subvert the Trump campaign, by peddling an unverified smear dossier, paid for by Hillary Clinton, by implanting informants into the Trump campaign, and by undermining a FISA court through dishonest presentations of evidence for warrants to spy on American citizens.

    All such behavior was assumed to ensure the landslide Clinton victory and thus would be seen as sacrifice beyond the call of duty to be rewarded by a President Clinton not as illegal behavior to be punished during a Trump administration. And as a result, the more culpability that was exposed, the more the culpable went on the offensive—on the theory that constant attack is the best defense against their own criminal liability. Think of the fears of John Brennan behind bars.

    The progressive hysteria reveals the lack of an idea. Kill, humiliate, delegitimize Trump is not a sustainable political agenda whether winning a local assembly seat or a liberal majority on the Supreme Court. But then neither are socialist ideas. If the Left was intellectually honest it would run in November on what it now professes are its new core beliefs: the abolition of ICE, the end to all deportations, open borders, expansions of affirmative action, abortion on demand, and identity politics, cancellation of student debt, universal Medicare-like coverage for Americans of all ages, massive tax hikes, more regulations, and less fossil fuel production, and an EU-like socialist-democratic foreign policy.

    The problem is that the above is probably not a 51 percent winnable program. And progressives fear that their base will not allow them to move to the center to capture the old blue-collar white working class, or the Perot, Tea-Party and Blue Dog voter. Nor can they afford to move much further leftward, given they are increasingly dependent on Obama-like identity politics candidates without an Obama-like charismatic candidate.

    Democrats privately acknowledge that Obama wrecked the Democratic Party—losing Congress, the presidency, state and local offices, and now the Supreme Court. But they must praise the forces of that wreckage and seek to trump them by becoming the party of hyper-identity politics. In other words, the Democrats know what sort of agenda might bring them back into power as it did in 1992. But they feel that Clintonesque cure is worse than the disease of being in the purer political wilderness without power.

    So, for now, they rant, they rave, and they stew, accepting that they cannot do what might save them and therefore they only do more of what is destroying them. Out of that lose-lose dilemma was birthed Trump hatred. Without a persuasive argument, progressives came up with the mantra that Trump is a traitor, and that all they needed to do was to explain to supposedly dense voters that their current economic renaissance was actually jackbooted National Socialism.

    How far will the Left go? I fear that we have seen nothing yet.

  37. philjourdan says:

    @EM – There are plenty that want to and would do the same as Trump – but they are not a “Trump”. To be a “Trump”, you not only have to have the right motives and ideals, but also the capability to run for President, and to WIN, and to take the crap that comes with the fact you are upsetting the apple cart. That is what I meant. Not that there are not others that would do the same thing as him. Of course there are.

    But that the few that could basically finance their own campaign and maintain the stamina and drive that he does, and have the resources to negate the fake media, probably do not have the will to put up with the juvenile antics – the old adage of ‘life is too short’. Is there another with all those assets that can succeed him?

    And that is where I doubt there is.

  38. p.g.sharrow says:

    There is not another Trump in the wings, One will be enough.
    President Trump will create such a positive change in the World that the philosophy of political and economic concepts accepted as good and correct will change.
    “The philosophy of More.” The basis of Modern Socialism, will be thoroughly discredited.

    A PAX will be established, WAR will be outlawed as The Brothers of the North unite to enforce peace.
    “The Dream of Conquest” The culture of Warlords will lose it’s allure.

    Humans receive two gifts of new technology in this century, A true space drive and a new energy source.
    All credited with the effects from the change that springs from the Trump Administration.
    This is as important a change in human affairs as the creation of the United States of America was in political thought. Free men can rule themselves. There is no need for GEBs to rule us all.
    We Don’t need Them!…pg

  39. llanfar says:

    @p.g. Whence come your predictions?

  40. Simon Derricutt says:

    Llanfar – I think pg is reading my lab notes! Still, even if I don’t solve the problems, it’s pretty obvious that someone will in the next few years. Every time there has been some paradigm change, several people had much the same ideas. One got famous, the rest mostly forgotten.

  41. p.g.sharrow says:

    IIanfar asks: “p.g. Whence come your predictions?”

    Since the time I learned to read in my 9th year I began to consume every thing written I could obtain. As I had been taught to speed read, I consumed Libraries, Encyclopedias, Bibles and News sheets as well as books of prophecies and Science Fiction.
    As a Mechanic I see cause and effect like a

  42. p.g.sharrow says:

    Damn! what happen? computer did it’s own thing and up loaded this before I finished!

    As a Mechanic, I see cause and effect like in a great machine If I say “Prophecy” it means a tested prophet has proclaimed an event that I can “see” coming true because it has to. The great machine must move down the track of time like a grand tapestry of time filled with the threads of lives lived, lives in progress, lives to be lived. Threads that come together as knots of events and then move on as it must.
    Prophecy is not a very accurate thing. Many people have visions of future events. It is Normal. Very few cab accurately give interpretation of what they see so that others can later understand.
    Think of it as walking into a movie, watching it for a brief bit of time and then leaving. Then explain the movie from your brief view. Not so easy. Then the one you explained it to explains it to another!
    A prophecy that must hold true over centuries must speak to future people in their future language understanding…pg

  43. E.M.Smith says:


    Don’t appologize for something that good! (Just provide a link to the source… ;-)


    I fear that Trump is too Unique. I hope that his example has inspired more such.

    Fear / Hope – reality lies in between them somewhere…

    @Per P.G.:

    Some of it is Nostradamus ( I recognize bits of it ) and some is biblical and some bits I remember having heard / read before but lost the pointer to where. P.G. (like me up until about 20 years back) consumed and integrated the information but didn’t store the metadata on sources. ( I finally learned to note “where did you find that” as one of my Left Wing friends would challenge me on things I’d state, so I had to have a source citation to avoid being told I’d just made it up…)

    I think some bits are reminiscent of the Vedas (flying craft and energy sources) but they are more historical than prophetic.

    At least, that’s my sense of his knowings.

    FWIW: I’ve had snippets of future vision. It’s maddening. It’s like a 2 to 5 second vignette without any context. Then (usually about 10 to 20 years later) there will be a deja vu moment when that same visual passes by. Sometimes me on a stage (but prior me not recognizing old me as me) or sometimes a bit of visual like the World Trade Center collapsing but where prior it was just “some building falling down” no cause, no context. I’ve come to terms with it as just something that will never be useful, but sometimes mildly entertaining. For a few years I tried to intensify or train it; with limited success. Got more episodes, but not significantly longer and no more useful; so let it go. I suspect there’s some kind of quantum entanglement with memory storage going on, and that we are mostly wired to stay in the present to avoid being insane due to being out of sync with current reality. Shouting about the tiger eating our friend who is presently sitting by the fire enjoying a nice dinner… that would get you locked up or shunned.. even if 20 years later a tiger is the one dining on him. For that reason, I believe that “visionaries” may well be real, if very rare.

  44. cdquarles says:

    I have had this happen to me. I had a dream where I wrecked my car. Some time later, and at this point, decades later, how much time between the dream and the event is fuzzy. The wreck, though, happened almost exactly as it did in the dream. In the dream, neither I nor was any other person injured. That is exactly what happened.

  45. p.g.sharrow says:

    I consider those deja vu moments to be sign posts to remind me that I’m traveling the right path. Nostradamus said in his epistle to the king of France that he could tell the king of future events, people,place and time, The king would attempt to move heaven and earth to change these things, but is not meant to be. What will be, will be, even if you know the future you are not permitted to change it. For most, being Ignorant is better then knowing that a train will kill you, As long as there are no trains around you are safe, maybe, 8-) look up.
    I once studied some of Nostradamus’s methods that he published, set up the needed things, and
    “turned it on” OMG! like turning on all the TV & radios at once! scared me so much I ” turned it off” haven’t tried again, yet. Nostradamus was trained by his Kaballist grandfather on how to use his gift and remain sane.
    I once knew an African man that grew up in a village in central Africa. He called it the Jungle Telegraph. There were a few people that could tell the others of coming events. He could leave his village, walk 20 miles to the next village to visit and everyone in the village would know of his coming hours before he arrived.
    The CIA even used this ability in a program called “Remote Viewing” to gain intel on places and things where they had no assets on site…pg

  46. E.M.Smith says:

    On one occasion I was tired of my Dad doing things that were a bit “mystical” and claiming some kind to telepathic cause. (On one occasion his sister had “issues” so drove straight out from Iowa. Did not tell anyone. Arriving at 3 AM, parked her car in he driveway. Had never been here before and was not sure of the address. She walked in the side door. The dogs did not bark. My Dad was sitting up in the kitchen “waiting for her”…)

    So I went to see a friend in Oregon. I DELIBERATELY told my Dad I had no idea when I would come back. I chose to not have any idea either. Cell phones did not exist and I did not call. About a week later I checked the weather report at about noon. Looked like the pass would snow in that night. About then, I decided I was heading out. About then my Dad told my Mom I’d be home that day. At about 2 PM, past the pass and the snow risk, I figured I’d be home about 5:30 or 6 pm. At about 2 PM my Dad told my Mom to hold some dinner ready for me as I’d be home about 6 and would be hungry. At about 6:05 I sat down to dinner…

    Spooky as hell, but it convinced me. (Well, that, and about a dozen others…)

    FWIW, I’ll regularly think to say something to the Spouse, but not do it. Then she will turn to me and say “What did you say?”… Dozens and dozens of times. So much so it’s running joke for us now. She also regularly would call the cell to ask when I would be home, when I was about 2 blocks away. So often we instituted the protocol that she MUST wait 10 minutes after the urge to call to let me walk in the door…

  47. gail combs says:

    cdquarles says:
    “With respect to Jeff Sessions, well, I’ve met the man and talked to him. There is nothing in his past that suggests the corruption that has been attributed to him….”

    I am of the opinion that there is a lot going on behind the scenes. Trump and AG Sessions are cutting off the money streams — DRUGS and HUMAN TRAFFICKING!

    Erik Prince dropped the dime on what NYPD found on the Weiner Laptop in 2016. Not only Hitlery’s ‘lost emails’ they found child exploitation and “much worse”

    So… Mueller Snags Blackwater Founder Erik Prince’s Phones, Computer

    Eric Schneiderman was the Attorney General of New York
    “Eric Schneiderman, is now accused of assaulting multiple women, AND possibly stopping New York’s investigation of Nxivm sex cult about a month ago…”

    Now there have been more arrests and what is interesting is the media is madly covering up the CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING and the Rothschild connection ===>the Bronfman sisters who donating millions to the cult, by the media. (Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. the Who is Who here: h t tps://

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    Got to do something about these missing chidlren grabbed by the perverts. Too many incidents–fast trial, death penalty.
    6:13 AM – 8 Oct 2012

    And then there is President Trump’s December E.O. confiscating assets of human trafjickers and human rights abusers.

    I think it will be Human Trafficking and MUCH MUCH worse that will take out the Globalist Elite.
    Peter Thiel believes blood transfusions from the young could be key to living forever

    Dutch Banker Ronald Bernard blows the whistle on Worlds Satanic Elite/

  48. p.g.sharrow says:

    @gail combs;
    Thank you for the links, we must follow the light. We must be reminded that these things are real.
    The path of darkness has a very bad ending…pg

  49. Larry Ledwick says:

    I have had some similar experiences, when I was in junior high school I was walking home from school one evening, There was a large pine tree that hung over the sidewalk and I ducked under the branch and as I stood up I casually said to myself mentally “your brother has been shot”. I did a short WTF where did that come from, and finished walking home, I came up the steps on the back porch walked in the backdoor and my Mom was standing in the kitchen. She turned to me and said “Larry your brother has been shot”. Same verbal cadence and emphasis I had mentally experienced about 15 minutes before.

    Luckily he got very lucky and it was a minor wound to his leg. He and some friends went shooting with .22’s and had started taking pot shots in the direction of others in the group shooting what they thought was a safe distance in front of the other group. My brother had laid down to a prone position so he could more carefully aim and dropped a round quite close to his friend who turned and fired back in what he thought was a safe location. The bullet passed over my brothers left shoulder, just missed his left butt cheek and hit the back of his calf right below the knee came out after passing through a couple inches of meat, and followed the pants leg of his Jeans and impacted his foot just below the ankle.

    Two or three inches to the left and he would have been shot in the head.

    I have had about a half dozen experiences like that which were just way too freaky to be chance.

    I keep an open mind about it. Just because you can’t explain it does not mean it is impossible.

    I have also had close friends “hear my unspoken thoughts” on more than a few occasions.

  50. E.M.Smith says:


    Ah, that’s some of the back story behind comments in the video I linked.

    In a comment here:

    I linked to a bitchute video that talked about NEXIVM and I had no clue who / what they were:

    and had to look up the story…

    While at first I thought the whole “Sex Island” and cults thing was likely fantasy or a ‘created for effect’ political story for the election cycle; when they start making arrests it’s hard to say there is no “there there”… So now I’m wondering if this is just the tip of a large OMG berg, or just something that stands alone.

    I suspect you will find BitChute and interesting place to go digging. Looks like a lot of conservative POV folks who got shut out by YouTube are collecting on BitChute. I found a lot on the top page “what is trending” and didn’t even try hard.

    There’s definitely some kind of large battle going on between consortia of folks from the dark side vs … well vs Trump and everyone else (even those who don’t know it but are being suckered). But it’s all shadow wars and subterfuge. All I can tell is there’s a lot of noise from under the dirt…

  51. cdquarles says:

    Hi Sis :). It has been a while since I’ve seen you here. Thanks for the links, though I have been following the NXIVM stuff somewhat and knew about the Bronfman daughter (and granddaughter) who was caught up in the mess.

    That said, neither our President nor our Attorney General are perfect. Both are human males. For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of He That IS, and all that. Yeah, Sally Yates sucker punched him; but even if she hadn’t, Jeff Session’s instincts would have been to avoid the appearance of impropriety, given his prior work history (prosecutor and state AG).

  52. Simon Derricutt says:

    I’ve had that “deja vue” moment a few times, too. I don’t remember many dreams, and in any case they are very rarely visual and normally I can’t visualise anything, but at times the current situation matched something I remembered dreaming, for a period of maybe 20 seconds. Maybe more interesting since I’d thought at the time of the dream that it seemed pretty unlikely I’d do that. No such episodes in the last 30 years or so, though. Filed as something odd and possibly a lapse in my brain’s normal generation of the illusion of reality. Then again, looking back I’ve done a lot of things I never expected to do.

    There is maybe a more-general connection between people and transmission between brains. This doesn’t seem so far-fetched these days with our theories of quantum entanglement and affects at a distance. Though computers can generate a picture of what a subject is thinking, it requires sensitive connectors attached to the head at the moment, but we don’t know the capabilities of the brain as a receiver for such low-energy EM waves. Scientific explorations of such ESP and distance-viewing are not that convincing yet, and stage magicians (such as Uri Geller) may have found a way to fool the scientists – it’s what magicians do, after all.

    Other odd things: one of my functions at Raychem was trouble-shooting the computers, and often just turning up in the room fixed the problem. Maybe easily explained as a glitch that went away naturally by the time I got there, but mostly I expect they’d tried quite a few times before calling me. When I left Raychem they replaced me with 4 people… I’d suspect several of the people who comment here have a similar experience. At Xerox, my friend Lyndon never wore a watch – turned out that whatever type of watch (digital, analogue or Mickey Mouse) lasted a couple of days and stopped, and he never worked out why but got used to asking the time instead. Do people have an effect on machines? I expect we all know people who machines work well for, and people whose machines fail more often than expected. Easily explained by the way they treat them, maybe, but maybe that’s too simple an explanation.

    If it’s possible that we’re subconsciously aware of other peoples’ thoughts and intentions, then the general path of the future could be predicted if you can access those intentions. Reading the texts of the I-Ching or texts on astrology, what struck me was the balance of the negatives and positives – you can literally extract from them anything. The way to use them, though, is to take the sentences out that seem to apply, and discard the rest. This may be a valid way of accessing that subconscious knowledge, in picking the pre-written thoughts that match the fuzzy shapes of the subconscious knowledge. Maybe still better in describing the situation now than the future, though. Whether you use Tarot cards, scrying, I-Ching, or some other method, the common process seems to be translating the unconscious knowledge into something that can be put into words, and that subconscious knowledge may simply be a distillation of what all the other humans think. One experiment asked a large number of people the same question of which they had no reasonable expectation of having any direct knowledge, such as the tonnage of pork-bellies produced in China. The more people in the group, the closer the answer got to the real answer. Sorry, no links on that – I read it a long time ago. Still, averaging all the WAGs tends towards the right answer. Access the zeitgeist, and the answer should be pretty close to the truth.

    Of course, this is all crackpot stuff, and there are probably way more frauds and people who think they’re accessing the hidden knowledge than there are people who can actually do it. Still, I’d suggest that because 99 people failed any tests doesn’t mean the next will necessarily fail. The distance over which we can use entanglement to transmit information has been extended from a few cm to around 160km, and it does seem that the quantum-mechanical viewpoint of the whole universe being in some way connected seems to be a literal truth. If we can swallow that truth and live with it, then maybe the other “supernatural” things such as ESP, remote viewing, and men who stare at goats, isn’t quite so unbelievable.

    It seems possible to me that part of the purpose of dreaming is to rehearse what we would do in certain situations, so that when we encounter them we are better-prepared to deal with them. As such, the deja-vue experience may have some sort of explanation. I think however that the future is not exactly predictable since people have free will and can do something different than expected because of error or capriciousness. Accidents happen. Thus pg’s feeling that they provide way-markers may well be correct, and he’s following the path he himself predicted.

    As regards a true space drive coming this century, there’s a choice of Shawyer’s EMDrive, Woodward’s Mach-effect drive, Banduric’s Electric Space Drive, the PNN drive in Italy, and of course mine. At least a couple have been tested by NASA, and the experimental evidence is that there’s a real effect to improve upon. The main problem seems to be an unwarranted almost-religious belief in Newton’s Third Law, which has specific loopholes that normally go unrecognised but are in the textbooks. If CoM is shown to be not universally valid, then it follows that energy is not necessarily conserved either, and that thus a new energy source must result from these space-drives even if other new energy sources don’t appear (and I’m working on that too, and there are others that I know of). As such, pg’s predictions are pretty certain to be right – it’s the zeitgeist, and this is the time for such things to appear because there are the right experiments being done that will deliver them. Similarly, Putin and Trump are both putting their own countries first, and are almost certain to see that they can work together to improve both countries. Putin doesn’t have any impediments to doing that, but it requires him to gain trust that the outcomes will be good. Trump has a lot of impediments in doing that, and thus must overcome them in order to be able to deliver a trustworthy compact where the globalists can’t screw it up. May take another couple of years before we really see movement on that one, as I see it.

  53. E.M.Smith says:


    Yeah, had that. Got to where I’d walk in the room and say in a stern voice to the equipment:

    “Are you going to work right or do I start working on you?”

    (Or when more grumpy “I have a screw driver and I know how to use it!”

    More than a couple of times the threat has worked…

    Outside statistical probability of an intermittent failure flipping? No… but the timing is spooky…

    BTW, I wear no watch as when I tried, they died inside a few days to weeks. Often with a cracked crystal from hitting something. Sometimes a broken band from hanging up on my pocket. Sometimes just stopped. Pocket watches did OK…

  54. Simon Derricutt says:

    EM – for Lyndon, he didn’t smash it against things, nothing was broken, it just stopped working for no apparent reason. Not a good thing to happen to an engineer (and he was good). My watches didn’t often break, but I did have a problem with the glasses getting cracked. I’ve had the same Casio digital watch for over a dozen years (on its third battery and push-buttons need persuading to make contact) which has a plastic case and “glass”, and although it’s had some deep scratches they’ve polished out OK without a crack. Leather strap too so it’s no problem working around batteries/electrical stuff. It’s somewhat difficult to find a watch that is that simple and just works now, rather than looking like a thick cartwheel decorating my wrist. Conversely with me, pocket-watches got damaged more, maybe from not wearing the required waistcoat and trying to use a trouser pocket instead. Kind of hard too to find correctly-designed trouser pockets where things stay in if I have to grovel under a car to fix something.

    Here, things generally keep on working. If they fail, after all, I find out why and fix it so it doesn’t fail again apart from unavoidable wearout. Relic from my time in Failure Analysis, but also maybe growing up with the knowledge that if I couldn’t fix what I had I couldn’t just go buy a new one.

  55. E.M.Smith says:

    Yeah, I got that. Just pointing out my alternate failure mode.

    Realized I was within 5 to 10 minutes on my internal clock anyway, so just quit watches.

    I have a pocket watch in a case that I’ll use on special occasions w / vest ;-)

  56. Tony Hansen says:

    About 25 years ago I happened to observe a calf walking towards its mother. It suddenly froze and then started walking in reverse Intrigued I wandered over for a closer look and saw a snake crossing the track . The calf had only been born that night so I have trouble believing that it was a learned behavior. I guess any calf lacking such innate understanding would struggle to add to the gene pool.
    Are humans who exhibit non-learned abilities more in touch with their innate understanding/knowledge? In ancient human tribes how could one explain to the rest of the tribe what happened? Could this be where the easiest explanation was to invoke a deity and thus the start of religious belief?

  57. gail combs says:

    A comment on AG Sessions:

    As Blade said “Sessions protected the government and President by taking himself and the administration out of the investigations into the 2016 campaigns….

    Watergate was a thing. Look it up in case you somehow slipped it down the memory hole. Nixon was so overwhelmingly re-elected in 1972 he received 61% of the popular and 521 electoral votes and was removed in just 19 months flat. He had political capital and allies in Washington that Trump dreams about. Removed by a coup in 19 months. That is how dangerous the enemy is and is the severe threat that Sessions protected him from by taking the administration right out of the Russia Hoax investigation….”

    Here are the FACTS on the ground.
    1. The SENATE confirms any nomination by President Trump. The make up of the 100 senators is 51 Republicans and that includes the Traitor McCain and the died in the wool Globalist Richard Burr (my Senator… barf gag…) and that doesn’t include runners up Flake, Miss Lindsey, McTurtle. The Senate has slow walked ALL of President Trumps nominations especially judges. There are 149 Vacancies 88 Nominees waiting confirmation and 42 Confirmed. President Trump has claimed, it has taken longer for him to have his “full cabinet” confirmed than any president in US history. There are STILL almost 400 people waiting in the wings for confirmation by the REPUBLICAN Senate.

    2. AG Sessions or ANYONE that Trump appointed, like Rudy Giuliani or Chris Christi would also have been forced to recuse.

    Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals
    h t t p://

    RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”… You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity’s very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)”

    THIS IS THE RULE!!!! by which the left would hang anyone President Trump chose that he already knew..
    h t t ps://

    “[…]C. DOJ-Specific Conflict of Interest Regulation: No DOJ employee may participate in a criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution, or who would be directly affected by the outcome. 28 CFR 45.2

    Political relationship means a close identification with an elected official, candidate, political party or campaign organization arising from service as a principal advisor or official; personal relationship means a close and substantial connection of the type normally viewed as likely to induce partiality.[…]”

    RECUSAL from campaign issues (Muh! Russia) was an ABSOLUTE requirement for confirmation of ANY Trump AG pick PERIOD.

    The Senate had the POWER to put this part of the ‘Insurance Policy’ in place.

    3. If it was not someone personally known to President Trump it would be someone recommended and you would have gotten a backstabber like Rosenstink. Remember AG Sessions FIRED Rosey. It was President Trump who refused his resignation. link
    Who recommended President Trump keep that POS?
    Roger Stone says it was Reince Priebus: h t t ps://

    The Globalists plan for getting a Special Counsel was set in concrete because of the make-up of the Senate. If Sessions had not promised to recuse in the hearing he would not have been confirmed. It was a very close vote as it was. And that goes for Rudy or Christie or any other person known to Trump personally.

    WHY? Because the SWAMP had to have a Special Counsel appointed that was NOT appointed by a Trump sympathizer so they could dig up a reason to have President Trump impeached. THAT WAS THE INSURANCE PLAN, And the reference by Lisa Page to Watergate in the Texts is the key that tells you that.

    In another comment Blade says on May 19, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    “….Some of the handwringers here [at the Conservative Tree House] are truly concerned and sincere of course, but there are definite trolls from NeverTrump sites like RedState and PoopScoop who have permanent derangement because they cannot process how wrong they were. When Sessions appeared with Trump at that Alabama rally, and later endorsed Trump despite being outwardly courted by Cruz, he was called a traitor. And the peanut gallery at both sites tore into him. Some of them are here now, stoking the embers. If I had more time I would prove it by finding some copy/paste crossposts they are reusing, but they are mostly not worth the effort. The biggest tell is they never respond when corrected with facts…..”

    Blade then goes on to say THE REAL REASON WHY the ‘Controlled Opposition’ aka the GOPe like RedState and PoopScoop HATE AG SESSIONS — They are all globalists. If we do not clean-up our illegal immigration problem WE WILL HAVE NO COUNTRY just as has been planned for the last fifty years.

    President Trump and AG Sessions are the Grand Disruptors of the PLAN. President Trump is working on Trade and Regulations while AG Sessions is working on the third world parasitic INVADERS Ted Kennedy and his buddies saddled out country with.. MUH Russia and the Special Counsel are Kabuki theater diverting attention from the real action.

    The Rockefeller File by Gary Allen
    Published June 28th 1976

    “The master planners devised the strategy of a merger – a Great Merger – among nations.

    But before such a merger can be consummated, and the United States becomes just another province in a New World Order, there must at least be the semblance of parity among the senior partners in the deal. How does one make the nations of the world more nearly equal?

    The Insiders determined that a two-prong approach was needed; use American money and know-how to build up your competitors, while at the same time use every devious strategy you can devise to weaken and impoverish this country. [See Chasing the Dragon: Clinton’s China Policy for how Clinton implemented this plan. ] The goal is not to bankrupt the United States. Rather, it is to reduce our productive might, and therefore our standard of living, to the meager subsistence level of the socialized nations of the world.

    The plan is not to bring the standard of living in less developed countries up to our level, but to bring ours down to meet theirs coming up… It is your standard of living which must be sacrificed on the altar of the New World Order….

  58. E.M.Smith says:

    @Tony Hansen:

    There is a theory that the mythical Dragon is a composite of those things that are hard wired into us as “fear this” item. Scaly snake like body, talons like predatory birds, wings like bats, and head that’s sort of a gator like thing. Sometimes they have a frill or mane and teeth like lions Then there’s the fire…

    Your brain has these signals for fear, and the composite of all of them is the ultimate Aw Shit.


    That does seem to be the plan. Initially it was just stagnate America while the others advanced. Then some of them had much slowed growth rates (remember the South American collapses of the 1970-90 ish time frame). So I think they moved on to “Stage Two” with trying to bring India, China and the Muslim world all into modernity together. The Muslim thing didn’t work out so well, so a series of wars as “cleaned house” of the appointed dictators across north Africa and into Syria. Turkey glue on to the EU and that invasion stalled on non-performance to requirements by Turkey (now fully collapsed) Then the post USSR add on of Russia collapsed when Putin took down the Oligarchs (Globalists in training…).

    Now they are having a desperate push to forced conclusion using the cudgel of Global Warming, but that’s hit a big snag in The Donald and sinking Paris… Watch out for ever increasing desperation.

  59. Robby says:

    Simon Derricutt: “The more people in the group, the closer the answer got to the real answer. Sorry, no links” James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds discusses this. The name is a play on Mackay’s 1841 Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. There are criteria of independence and diversity which help the effect. I can’t remember if it is discussed in Surowiecki’s book or perhaps something by Michael J. Mauboussin, “More than you know comes to mind”, but I am not certain. It is the sort of thing Mauboussin would address.

    EM “For a few years I tried to intensify or train it; with limited success. Got more episodes, but not significantly longer and no more useful; so let it go” Can you provide any insight into how you tried to intensify/train it. Better accessing it along with my “intuition” is high oin my to do list.

    Tony Hansen: “Genetic imprint from traumatic experiences carries through at least two generations.”
    Epigenetics has some fascinating implications.

    I’d also like to thank EM and the contributors for the caliber of their postings. I have learned so much by hovering on this site.

  60. E.M.Smith says:


    Auto suggestion. Most of these came as dream states,so telling myself that I would remember my dreams upon awaking. ( I usually don’t, but in the NASA program we were supposed to record them, well, the shrink told us to just give ourselves a suggesting every night just before bed that we would remember our dreams. It worked. Rather well.)

    Then something I’ve called “Twilight”. Like a light self hypnosis. Lay quiet and do the usual kind of self hypnosis muttering at yourself (you are relaxed, you will see the future, you …) On one occasion I did manage to “remote view” a place where an intense meeting was going to happen. All I had was a name, and I got most of it right (bar was on the wrong side but I often have L R inverted even when wakeful…) Essentially a directed light hypnotic state. In many ways that was my most successful event. (Yet it could be that I just was lucky and correctly projected what I did know, that it was a bar in a basement – not a lot of variation you can put on that, really).

  61. p.g.sharrow says:

    from “Centuries”
    Nostradamus Quatrains 1&2

    Sitting alone at night in secret study;
    it is placed on the brass tripod.
    A slight flame comes out of the emptiness and
    makes successful that which should not be believed in vain.

    The wand in the hand is placed in the middle of the tripod’s legs.
    With water he sprinkles both the hem of his garment and his foot.
    A voice, fear: he trembles in his robes.
    Divine splendor; the God sits nearby.

    the above is Nostradamus’s instructions for after his mental preparations were completed. His secret study was in an isolated room, sensory deprivation? where he would often sit all night to await the message/messenger. It works if you are receptive, BUT! do not fail to prepare yourself. Ask for guidance from your spirit guardians/guides Don’t just jump in without preparation…pg

  62. p.g.sharrow says:

    I know of the Remote Viewing. A friend that has kept up on it for the last 40 years. He provided me a book to read about a researcher that did work for the government. They created an IC chip designed to be the object of remote intent imaging. They would ship new chips to remote places at least 500 miles away, then gather their team and attempt the imaging. His claim was instantaneous results being recorded at the target.
    Notice the word ” Intent” The creation of a talisman is a matter of impressing an intent in/on the soul of the object. Everything has a soul or EMF picture of it’s atomic/molecular structure.
    Physics and Psychics originate at the same place…pg

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