Sunday, January 19, 2020

Media Profits and Politics

A FREE Press.  Equally imortant is an educated citizenry that can discern subtle or overt political manipulation from the various media . ALL MEDIA , ALL press will have its own spin supporting a given agenda. The press is not FREE. IT IS OWNED by someone who profits from it. It is good for profit to generate angst that drives emotion and sells the NEXT cycle of news. NOT UNDERSTANDING this makes innocent citizens contributing tools to a profit machine that has a political agenda.

This does not mean media is "bad". It means it is just one more industry in the world that benefits from a profit motive. What is bad, is to elevate the press/media to a level of sainthood and all powerful truth.  The enlightened citizen will appreciate the freedom to print and profit  and to present views  the owners embrace. They will also appreciate a sample of multiple media sources will better represent an approximation of truth after an educated filter of experience is applied.

As flawed as this is, and as hard as it is to filter for clarity of truth, the "free press" remains a better option than a controlled press. A FREE PRESS and a wide awake educated people is a good dynamic.

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Capital Funnels of Governing

PELOSI likely hears accusations every day and IT has not phased her.  And, it has no impact on her voter base because they are backing off their socialist goals. It makes us, her opponents, pleased to read the angry statements.  I'd prefer a sharp list of all her unethical abuses of power in pursuit of wealth. I've seen some. But it must be a few pages if put in a list.

 Also, I need to work with Prager or someone to show a mechanical model of how economics and capital flow, under a free market vs a socialist system people need a visual model. In one, (A)cash pours through a free market with many nodes of decision based on personal choices. Big decisions accumulate from those many indicators. 

In the other, (B) cash pours into funnels of government decided piorities that are under political control about where the funds flow next... opening great incentive to own the power that controls the funnel. Between the two, is a range  of change from A to B.  

THE USA is between the two and placement of the funnels is about all that changes in elections. But the big incentive for power is to shift all the funnels toward (c) and make them bigger. That is Pelosi and the Democrat



Above is reply to:

Letter to Pelosi
 
Wow! This man is really torqued!!!  Could we wonder what Pelosi did to him to make him so mad?

FYI, This has been checked via Snopes, who contacted Mr. Guthrie, who confirmed he did write & send this letter to Ms. Pelosi,,,, here is one brave American, AND his credentials are impressive! Check his credentials, then read his letter to Pelosi!
___________________________________________________

Born: St. Louis, Missouri. August 21, 1944
Bar Admissions: North Carolina, 1969
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, 1969
U.S. Tax Court
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Education: Woodford College, 1966 A.B.
Mercer University, 1969 J.D.
Phi Alpha Delta
Vice-Justice, District XIV, 1968 - 1969
Professional Associations and Memberships:
North Carolina and American Bar Associations ( Member, Sections on: Administrative Law; General Practice; Litigation)
26th Judicial District and North Carolina State Bar
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
American Association of Justice
North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
Captain, U.S. Army, 1969-1971, Vietnam
National Defense Medal, 1969
Republic of Viet Nam Service Media.
Bronze Star Medals (2), 1971
Assistant District Attorney, Mecklenburg County, 1971 - 1974
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Board of Trustees - Providence United Methodist Church
Board of Directors, Alexander Children's Home
Wofford Alumni Executive Council
Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America
Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of America of Mecklenburg County
Board of Directors, Girl Scout Council
Life Member, National Eagle Scout Association
Life Member, Girl Scouts of America

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Dear Ms. Pelosi:

I write to you out of utter disdain! You are as despicable and un-American as the traitor Jane Fonda.

I am a soon to be a 75 year-old who has voted in every state and local election since 1966.  I have voted for both Republicans and Democrats alike.  I have worked on campaigns for both Republicans and Democrats, white and black.  I served the country that I love in Vietnam, as my son did in the Middle East .  I was awarded two bronze stars.  I have been involved in politics since age 6 when my father was campaign manager for a truly great American Congressman, Charles Raper Jonas, who worked for his constituents and his country, and was to be admired, unlike you.

You obviously haven't read the Constitution recently, if ever, the Federalist Papers, or even David McCulloughs book on John Adams. You ought to take the time while riding around in your government provided luxury executive jet to do just that. You represent Socialistic and even Marxist principals that our founding fathers tried to avoid when setting out the capitalistic republican form of government represented by our Constitution.

I find it interesting that you and your husband are multi-millionaires with much of your fortune being made as a result of your public service. You have controlled legislation that has enhanced your husband's investments both on and off shore.  At the same time you redistributed the wealth of others.  Our system of a free market economy is being destroyed by the likes of you.  You ride around in a Gulfstream airplane at the tax payers expense while criticizing the presidents of companies who produced something for the economy.  You add nothing to the economy of the United States; you only subtract therefrom.

I would like to suggest that you return to the city of fruitcakes and nuts and eat your husband's canned tuna and pineapple - produced by illegal immigrants and by workers who have been excluded from the protection that 90% of the legal workers in the United States have.

I await your defeat in the next election with glee...

Don’t ever use the term un-American again for protesters who love this country and are exercising their rights upon which this country was founded.  By the way, while I served in the Army, I was spit on by the same type of lunatics who support you and who you probably supported in the 60s and 70s.  You are an embarrassment to all of us who served so that you would have the protected right of free speech to call us un-American.  But at the same time, I have the right to write you to notify you that I consider you to be un-American, as do the majority of the people of this formerly great country.  You are a true disgrace to most of the people who served this country by offering themselves for public service in the United States Congress.

I feel certain your aides will not share this letter with you, but I intend to share it with many...

cid:169d1919c5b7e28bb431

cid:169d1919c5b7e36d2c42

Let's help this man fulfill his 'commitment' to Pelosi by sharing his remarks.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

PLATT - CURATED News 2020-JANC

GENERAL INTEREST
NonPoliticalNews (NoPo)
https://us14.campaign-archive.com/?e=5256653b0b&u=695cd01d0ec29d2b01fcb6e83&id=360e243e66

HEALTH
Antibiotic Makers Struggle, Hurting War on Superbugs [Commercial prospects dim as doctors prescribe new drugs sparingly; some companies run out of cash]
https://www.wsj.com/articles/antibiotic-makers-find-rewards-for-tackling-superbugs-are-scarce-11578259557?emailToken=f491290a26ccd8ab375fcddb095f678e2l56ItYSJNPjmf9VmY1tvU9MIZOflRHY6LDXCCjhdZ162o0nL0qGTVnofJ4K4wJQnXmcrBl7czHQPGxX0XrY2ni2TO/HEyKrwrT+aVHuF10OBpeMigKKFkx4GqP8haD+&reflink=article_email_share

CULTURE
Guess Who Runs the Rudest Cities in America
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/guess_who_runs_the_rudest_cities_in_america.html

HISTORY
San Francisco after the gold rush -- 1/06/19
https://mailchi.mp/67803acdb80a/beaver-trapping-1148457?e=a218d00c99

BUSINESS
Cancun Businesses Take Out Insurance Policy on a Coral Reef
https://www.ecowatch.com/cancun-insurance-policy-coral-reef-2644131850.html

Your employer should stay out of your private life, including nicotine use
https://nypost.com/2020/01/05/your-employer-should-stay-out-of-your-private-life-including-nicotine-use/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

American Consumers, Not China, Are Paying for Trump’s Tariffs
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/06/business/economy/trade-war-tariffs.html

EDUCATION
Bloomberg education plan to promote charter school expansion
https://nypost.com/2020/01/05/bloomberg-education-plan-to-promote-charter-school-expansion/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

ENVIRONMENT
Australia fires: Rain brings relief but huge blazes expected
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-51003504

ENERGY
Germans who live near wind turbines should be paid compensation, says government minister
https://news.yahoo.com/germans-live-near-wind-turbines-211339143.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

PERSONAL SECURITY
9 clever ways thieves steal your identity – and how you can stop them
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/9-clever-ways-thieves-steal-your-identity-and-how-you-can-stop-them

LAW AND ORDER
An Overlooked Danger: School Shootings After Hours
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/06/us/after-school-shootings.html?te=1&nl=evening-briefing&emc=edit_ne_20200106?campaign_id=57&instance_id=14998&segment_id=20100&user_id=534895be791870e2f49b8be32ff6f7ab&regi_id=5893540820200106

Bedbugs intentionally released into Pennsylvania Walmart, police claim
https://nypost.com/2020/01/06/bedbugs-intentionally-released-into-pennsylvania-walmart-police-claim/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

SPAIN
Spain’s Mysterious Ties to Wanted Bolivians [An armed Spanish security detail tries to intimidate national police in La Paz.]
https://www.wsj.com/articles/spains-mysterious-ties-to-wanted-bolivians-11578262171

IMMIGRATION
Iranian-Americans Questioned at the Border: ‘My Kids Shouldn’t Experience Such Things’
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/iranian-americans-questioned-at-the-border-my-kids-shouldnt-experience-such-things/ar-BBYGcyL?ocid=spartandhp

 Army Officer Says His Mother’s Deportation Is ‘Completely Inhumane’ [Second Lt. Gibram Cruz, whose mother had lived in the United States for 31 years, said her removal was mishandled.]
https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1/messages/ALkcdC1A8ebcXhOBkwlHALQG1d8?.intl=us&.lang=en-US&.partner=none&.src=news&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9uZXdzLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAALvXoyhgoh7fkUjckRkoQjDxRB6UMxgCgjExXG1Vp_bWcUkD7W0ZDx_pb-xXuPmzSRanMU5qz7VdfS8G44THc_Q_dIytJAEeRDbjJFIaeBjhqxPO7rM1pd6UiiPNytkdDCcpvOxHCqRs0lDOV2S5eDO0oH-8TQCGFLZVs74NFY3z

SOLEIMANI
Buttigieg Believes Trump Made the Right Decision to Kill Soleimani But He Won't Give Credit... Yet
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/01/05/buttigieg-believes-trump-made-the-right-decision-to-kill-soleimani-but-he-wont-give-credit-yet-n2558973?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=01/06/2020&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

The Democrats’ Strange Reaction to the Death of Qassem Soleimani
https://spectator.org/the-democrats-strange-reaction-to-the-death-of-qassem-soleimani/

Retired Green Beret slams Dems, says Army community buried Americans killed by Soleimani
https://www.foxnews.com/media/green-beret-democrats-soleimani-killed-americans

Qassem Soleimani Eulogist Offers $80 Million Bounty For Donald Trump's Head During Iranian General's Funeral
https://www.newsweek.com/qassem-soleimani-eulogist-offers-80-million-bounty-donald-trump-head-iranian-general-funeral-1480513

The ‘Imminent’ Distraction [Soleimani was waging war on the U.S. He could be targeted at any time.]
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-imminent-distraction-11578263785?emailToken=55bc783c4602e3ca3638cab4a2fb3709X3+4nfzq6ys4YR8K0SJcxRbLOAvq6leqzfVe/BYLue3kUBasjjS619oAUAEMp35IB8AFInygpA6P9xjJKYRJoA%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

IMPEACHMENT
Top Republican suggests changing Senate rules to begin Trump impeachment trial within days
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/top-republican-suggests-changing-senate-rules-to-begin-trump-impeachment-trial-within-days/2020/01/05/4e5bebe6-2fdb-11ea-898f-eb846b7e9feb_story.html

The Senate Knows Enough to Acquit Trump [This trial doesn’t require witnesses. The articles of impeachment should fall on legal grounds alone.]
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-senate-knows-enough-to-acquit-trump-11578262402?emailToken=f3ffafde163fe4da57218185b2bf97ber7U3nQE/B53k+/rQcMzGtNC0JhM+0O5DwYtEKApqVHwrxV1ZJpQzKJlvUUCYw/w2E/NbJKQJhB8WGyxZzBpQOAE7G0U3ZvS9kNs+Lgliv58%3D&reflink=article_email_share


"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

Monday, January 6, 2020

PLATT - CURATED NEWS 2020JAN-B

GENERAL INTEREST
Looney Tunes | Roadrunner VS Coyote Compilation | WB Kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkBu-mnXOAk

Cannibal Sandwiches: A Polarizing And Misunderstood Wisconsin Tradition
https://www.wpr.org/cannibal-sandwiches-polarizing-and-misunderstood-wisconsin-tradition

Epic salvage effort saved 230 new Chryslers from U.P. shipwreck
https://www.mlive.com/news/2018/03/how_epic_salvage_effort_saved.html

Cool Clear Water
https://townhall.com/columnists/gilgutknecht/2020/01/05/cool-clear-water-n2558957?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=01/05/2020&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

AVIATION
Boeing has uncovered another potential design flaw with the 737 M
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/boeing-has-uncovered-another-potential-design-flaw-with-the-737-max/ar-BBYDZBH?ocid=spartandhp

ANTHROPOLOGY
Skeleton found in Sierra Mountains revealed to be the ‘ghost of Manzanar’
https://nypost.com/2020/01/04/skeleton-found-in-sierra-mountains-revealed-to-be-the-ghost-of-manzanar/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

METALLURGY
Clusters of gold atoms form peculiar pyramidal shape
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200103141037.htm

PHYSICS
Phonon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonon

FOREIGN POLICY
Qassem Soleimani Is Dead: What You Need To Know And What Happens Next
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/qassem-soleimani-dead-what-you-need-know-and-what-happens-next-111201

Pompeo on Trump threat to strike Iranian cultural targets: 'We'll behave lawfully'
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/476816-pompeo-on-trump-threat-well-behave-lawfully

Defiant Trump doubles down on threat to Iran cultural sites
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-threat-target-iran-cultural-sites-sparks-backlash-185009822.html

NATIONAL SECURITY
Iran identifies 35 US targets in Soleimani revenge plot
https://nypost.com/2020/01/04/iran-identifies-35-us-targets-in-soleimani-revenge-plot/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Pompeo on Iran retaliation: There may be a little 'noise'
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/476826-pompeo-on-iran-retaliation-there-may-be-a-little-noise?rnd=1578240922

LAW AND ORDER
In Carlos Ghosn’s Escape, Plotters Exploited an Airport Security Hole
https://www.wsj.com/articles/plotters-exploited-airport-security-hole-in-ghosns-escape-11578270953?emailToken=7ab45bb9a9932e34b2cddd3596dc6a145PPpBb8slxMNh/63udayf8K0LcN2jhLFMTwZ7LxNqlgvrxuzCqbYdJX4DqrRKjGAy3TWHZ1KcsFVKJX7qDl7suQT3nafHd+2TxyT3zFTjkm8xWAVzsjcm3yIEbmiEH1J&reflink=article_email_share

SOLEIMANI KILLING
Schiff: I haven't seen intelligence that 'taking out' Soleimani would 'stop the plotting'
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/476824-schiff-i-havent-seen-intelligence-that-taking-out-soleimani-would-stop-the?rnd=1578240084

Schumer: 'We do not need this president either bumbling or impulsively getting us into a major war'
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/476822-schumer-stresses-congressional-approval-we-do-not-need-this

Senate Democrat: [Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)] 'We learned the hard way in the Iraq War' that administrations can 'manipulate' intel
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/476817-senate-democrat-we-learned-the-hard-way-in-the-iraq-war-that?rnd=1578236784

Buttigieg: No one believes Trump considered all 'consequences' of Soleimani strike
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/476823-buttigieg-no-one-believes-trump-considered-all-consequences-of-strike?rnd=1578238633

Warren: 'Reasonable to ask' about timing of Soleimani strike ahead of impeachment trial
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/476821-warren-reasonable-to-ask-about-timing-of-strike-ahead-of-impeachment-trial?rnd=1578237669

IMMIGRATION
Trump administration extends protected status for Yemen
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/04/politics/yemen-extended-temporary-protected-status/index.html

IMPEACHMENT
Democratic impeachment case collapses under weight of time [Those Democratic voters who supported this premature act will be left to wonder, as did Doctor Seuss, “How did it get so late so soon?”]
https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/476745-democratic-impeachment-case-collapses-under-weight-of-time

White House Withholds 20 Emails Between Two Trump Aides on Ukraine Aid
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/us/politics/trump-ukraine-military-aid.html?auth=login-email&login=email

POTUS
Trump’s Legal Authority
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-legal-authority-11578095410?emailToken=ba968536d9a2abe49e81f60183a1f3e7sAY5YjMNjWU3BySM0fyjTGwTT+9rlytKLyGPj1HOKW1Mh3iKxB/k32hny6x/k/gGgokbjgU1zPDlAdHve7kz7A%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

POLITICS
TOM CRUISE 2020 - RUN TOM RUN (Presidential Campaign Announcement)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Btb8gLy3-E&feature=youtu.be

Biden starts 2020 as the biggest threat to Trump
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-starts-2020-as-the-biggest-threat-to-trump?utm_source=WEX_News%20Brief_01/05/2020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_News%20Brief&rid=5044


"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)



GENERAL INTEREST
Locked up bucks
https://biggeekdad.com/2019/12/locked-bucks/

'Alien abduction' caught on doorbell cam
https://nypost.com/video/alien-abduction-caught-on-camera-by-ring-doorbell/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Joshua Rogers: If your in-laws make you uncomfortable, do what my wife did
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/in-laws-uncomfortable-wife-joshua-rogers

PHYSICAL HEALTH
Mom says she nearly lost eye after Christmas present she bought son shot into face
https://www.foxnews.com/health/mom-nearly-lost-eye-sons-christmas-present-shot-into-face

Herbal supplements blamed for Texas woman's liver failure
https://www.foxnews.com/health/herbal-supplements-blamed-womans-liver-failure

MENTAL HEALTH
How to Last a Day Without Your Phone
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-last-a-day-without-your-phone-11578079965?emailToken=825737c8bb279636523196a21a95140fdn0Pv6xwUVF0eGy7z5bdWJfv6d9HkvHX6YyyJ/hbX9riMgnPSez5Vf/QuAb2HokGe51dKC2uTEpOGB1glIPc7haJBZVEOcIokHDE2FseqQE%3D&reflink=article_email_share

HEALTH CARE
Democrats ask U.S. Supreme Court to save Obamacare
https://news.yahoo.com/democrats-ask-u-supreme-court-191150513.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

HUMOR
Maxine Waters' phone call with 'Greta Thunberg' was apparently the work of Russian pranksters
https://www.foxnews.com/media/maxine-waters-russian-pranksters-greta-thunberg-trump

DEMOGRAPHICS
‘Ascendant America’ no longer seems a sure bet
https://nypost.com/2020/01/03/ascendant-america-no-longer-seems-a-sure-bet/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

BUSINESS
The Challenges That Working Mothers Still Face
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-challenges-that-working-mothers-still-face-11578067249?emailToken=73a6eaab3dbdce32f4c7e52f73b0280b6i/CHw9oZoF4pQANZwqZMM7Q1y1fymNR813n525aRzNYiA5IZjtF5AZALyp5i9YmPEnPcvpQEY6vyEccYNDi38FAjwq3LsOHCHh3Iujwc58%3D&reflink=article_email_share

Amazon allegedly threatened to fire employees for criticizing the company — why this matters for all U.S. workers
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/want-to-stage-a-protest-like-google-workers-read-this-first-2018-11-02

WEATHER
Indonesia Seeds Clouds After Flooding Kills 43
https://www.ecowatch.com/indonesia-flooding-cloud-seeding-2643759004.html

ENVIRONMENT
Stunning images from space reveal the shocking extent of Australia's bushfire crisis
https://www.businessinsider.com/australia-wildfires-space-satellite-pictures-smoke-new-zealand-2020-1?utm_source=yahoo.com&utm_medium=referral

Farmers and Salmon Advocates Agree: It’s Time to Talk about the Snake River Dams
https://www.ecowatch.com/snake-river-dams-2643764317.html

Scientists Find a Cleaner Way to Extract Methane From Permafrost
https://www.ecowatch.com/methane-extraction-permafrost-2643757072.html

NATIONAL SECURITY
Homeland Security Sees ‘No Specific, Credible Threat’ From Iran, but Warns of Cyberattacks
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/us/politics/homeland-security-iran-threat.html

At Border, Customs Work Includes Taking a Lot of Bologna
https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-border-customs-work-includes-taking-a-lot-of-bologna-11578133800?emailToken=201f758fe36177e80b07223745ea322dcL/3QtQe0bt8vfjcNF6lMP/LkXxTF3UJ7c+tXEpOO21aADcvf+CK4bdyEfe+abNPNLgtpHB39a1tqnWYBLcbkiOr+4svTArbbeVr4ThEFaX6RnBpq496WbcF22P3Pyan&reflink=article_email_share

FOREIGN POLICY
Trump's Ground Game Against Iran
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/opinion/trump-iran-suleimani-assassination-baghdad.html?auth=login-email&login=email

Shocking photos show what the US Embassy in Baghdad looked like after it was attacked by swarms of violent protesters
https://www.businessinsider.com/photos-show-aftermath-of-violent-attack-on-us-embassy-iraq-2020-1?utm_source=yahoo.com&utm_medium=referral

Trump threatens to hit 52 Iranian targets 'very fast and very hard'
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-threatens-to-hit-52-iranian-targets-very-fast-and-very-hard-if-country-seeks-revenge?utm_source=breaking_push&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=push_notifications&utm_source=WEX_News%20Brief_01/04/2020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_News%20Brief&rid=5044

A Shocked Iraq Reconsiders Its Relationship With the U.S.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/world/middleeast/us-iraq.html

MILITARY
Fighter pilot blacks out at 18,000 feet, wakes up to $2.5M in damage
https://nypost.com/2020/01/03/fighter-pilot-blacks-out-at-18000-feet-wakes-up-to-2-5m-in-damage/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

LAW AND ORDER
NYPD cop caught planting stun gun in car by his own bodycam: lawsuit
https://nypost.com/2020/01/03/nypd-cop-caught-planting-stun-gun-in-car-by-his-own-bodycam-lawsuit/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Video shows Seattle pizza shop worker attacked in brazen robbery
https://nypost.com/2020/01/03/video-shows-seattle-pizza-shop-worker-attacked-in-brazen-robbery/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Naked Florida man, high on meth, bites K-9 dog: report
https://nypost.com/2020/01/03/naked-florida-man-high-on-meth-bites-k-9-dog-report/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

MIDDLE EAST
On the precipice: Unknown unknowns in the Middle East, again
https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/476650-on-the-precipice-unknown-unknowns-in-the-middle-east-again

IRAN
Iranian dissidents hail Soleimani’s death as ‘major, major blow’ for regime in Tehran
https://www.foxnews.com/world/iranian-dissidents-hail-soleimanis-death-as-major-blow-for-regime-in-tehran

Qasem Soleimani: How strong is Iran's military?
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50982743

IMPEACHMENT
As a former whistleblower, I think the Ukraine complaint is cowardly crock
https://nypost.com/2020/01/03/as-a-former-whistleblower-i-think-the-ukraine-complaint-is-cowardly-crock/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

POLITICS
Bloomberg's business in China has grown - that could create unprecedented entanglements if he is elected president
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0120/bloomberg_china.php3

Bloomberg rises to third place alongside Warren in national poll
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/476689-bloomberg-rises-to-third-place-alongside-warren-in-national-poll

Why Trump starts 2020 poised for reelection
https://nypost.com/2019/12/31/why-trump-starts-2020-poised-for-reelection/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

The Trouble With Heroes in the White House [We don’t need a hero. We just need a president.]
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-trouble-with-heroes-in-the-white-house-11578070554?emailToken=3e8aa2d7bccd2ca45b8834015e33e116cNZfyojanM6nZQdGU5eM4CJVm9CjFNWYGKWWzc4EaW5WvLTz01l99t0n4lGbTtw+uZN/djMVw3QzKGIU69pPJRiS9P21PN4PHeiZPFo19Hc%3D&reflink=article_email_share

Federal Judge Just Dealt Stacey Abrams Another Big Loss in Georgia
https://www.waynedupree.com/stacy-abrahams-georgia-voter-roll/

"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)