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Please Note: 2019 Administrative Update to FBI Employee Manual

Following this morning’s release of the IG report, the FBI Employee Manual was updated to reflect changes in acceptable handling of Classified Material.

The Manual now reads:

“Should an Employee desire to make available Classified material to a party or parties without appropriate clearance they must first write down the information or place it in a separate memo aside from the immediate document. Then the Employee is required to “give it to a friend” who may, or may not, be associated with the FBI but who has contacts outside the FBI. Along with this transfer, the Employee must also provide direction as to who the material should ultimately be given to and what desired action should be taken with that material.”

This Update serves as a “mirror” needed to establish standard operating procedures following the State Department Employee Manual Update of July 5th, 2016, which outlined the permissibility of State Department Officials to transfer Classified Material through remote personal servers in order to bypass Government Monitored Information Systems so long as those servers were located in non-secure, publically accessible, locations such as basements and bathrooms and administered by individuals without the appropriate security clearances.  (The State Department Update was clarifying what was up to that point referred to as the “Sandy Berger Section“.)

If you maintain the equivalency of a GS-13 or above, please make the appropriate adjustments to your methodologies.  If you do not hold one of the above pay grades these changes do not apply to you.

Also, please do not contact your supervisor if you have any questions.  All questions and relevant concerns should be directed to the New York Times.  If your superior contacts you, or has intermediaries contact you, regarding these changes in methods or implementation of them, you should obfuscate and when circumstances allow, contact the New York Times.  If for any reason anyone in the press contacts you regarding these methodologies, you should contact the New York Times.

 

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The Horror’s of the dreaded Yield Curve Inversion!

The Treasury yield curve has inverted because of massive amounts of wealth being moved into US Treasuries… from Hong Kong… in what would be traditionally called a “flight to safety”. This is distorting the treasury market.

The people of Hong Kong are far from stupid.

Although I wonder about the talking heads in the US.

For the record, of course, there will be another recession.  Why?  Because there is always another recession.  When?  Who knows.  But the famous indicator is currently subject to large external forces such a Chinese Military massing in the Shenzhen province just outside of Hong Kong.  It’s called “Market Distortion”.  One which is being created by the profound uncertainty of the future of Hong Kong due to the expected Communist Chinese invasion/crackdown.

We talked about this being worthy of your undivided attention almost 8 weeks ago.

It remains an event of greater importance than whether a Pedophile Auto-Erotically Strangled himself from the top bunk of his jail cell or was hit by the CIA… seriously… who gives a sh*t?

And Frankly, I always loved Recess.


Why I love the Russians…

Scientists distill vodka from Chernobyl’s radioactive exclusion zone and say it seems safe to drink

By Christopher Brito  (August 9, 2019 / 4:50 PM / CBS News)

Scientists have distilled vodka from ingredients found in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, creating the first consumer product out of the area since the nuclear disaster over 30 years ago. Called Atomik, the artisan vodka is actually an experiment from researchers looking into how much radioactivity would transfer over to crops grown in the zone, according to the Chernobyl Spirit Company, the team that created it.

Chernobyl Spirit Company made the liquor out of rye grain they planted in the exclusion zone and water from an aquifer in Chernobyl. After distilling it and conducting tests, James Smith, a University of Portsmouth environmental scientist and part of the group, told CBS News partner BBC they concluded that their product is “no more radioactive than any other vodka.”

Atomik vodka was created as an experiment for scientists to analyze how much radioactivity transfers from crops grown in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Chernobyl Spirit Company

“Any chemist will tell you, when you distill something, impurities stay in the waste product,” Smith said. They sent the Chernobyl vodka to Southhampton University in the U.K. to undergo testing for possible radioactivity.

“They couldn’t find anything — everything was below their limit of detection,” he said.

The only problem with the vodka is that so far there’s only one bottle of it, according to the BBC. The team said in a blog post they plan on making more bottles of Atomik, with the hope of making a profit to help local communities that surround the abandoned zone.

The recent HBO series “Chernobyl” renewed interest in the disaster and the site where it transpired. Fears of radiation have kept many away from the exclusion zone, which was evacuated in the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear accident, but thousands of tourists now travel to the site every year. So many, in fact, that Ukraine’s president announced plans to make the site and surrounding areas more tourist friendly. The plans include new waterways and checkpoints in the area, enhanced cellphone reception and new walking trails. Filming restrictions will also be lifted.

Back in April 1986, when the region was part of the Soviet Union, a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, resulting in at least 32 deaths in the immediate aftermath. After initially downplaying the risk, the communist regime soon forced thousands of people to evacuate, turning the nearby city of Pripyat into a ghost town. Hundreds of square miles surrounding the reactor remain off limits.

(Russian Editor’s note:  Animal on label is Squirrel.)


It’s No Longer IF we Bankrupt the Country…

It’s HOW we Bankrupt the Country.
I am convinced that there is, and has been, a race to bankrupt the United States of America.
At this point, all that remains is How it will be done and Who will be in charge when it happens.
Most of us are familiar with Cloward-Piven. If not, you should be, click here.
But more intriguing to me is an apparent Republican Plan to “revalue” all that is the United States.
Please understand, I’m sadly no longer sure this is the wrong approach.
Suspend your disbelief and consider for a moment that when you have a two-party system of which one half is made up of Socialists who despise the Greatest Experiment in Self Government the World has ever know and seek to destroy it so they may re-make the country into a Utopian Socialist Paradise, what option do you have? How can they be stopped when they will have periodic control? In other words, it’s not IF it’s WHEN? The Third Way folks have known this for a very long time.
The ‘Fiscal Conservative’s’ have most likely known this too…
This brings me to my epiphany.
For years I have failed to understand why both parties seem determined to drive us straight towards the cliff’s edge. I understand the Democrats as outlined above, but it never occurred to me that there could be a rational explanation for Republicans to do it aside from them being a bunch of Socialist A-holes cloaked in John Kasich’s hand me downs.
But what if this has been a battle for who would be in charge when it happens… and what would the focus of our spending initiatives be at that moment in time?  Would we be investing mainly in Industry and Defense or a Massive Welfare State?  (We are seeing this play out in front of us right now.  In fact, that is all we are seeing right now.  It is all we have been seeing for as long as I’ve been alive.)
Trust me, I fully realize I’m going Full Tin Foil here. But what if this ‘truth’ has been in front of us all along?

I am always open to being wrong.

Is there another assessment that makes sense?
Here we are. We cannot inflate our way out of this fiscal nonsense. Our debt is beyond the apprehension of the human mind. The Leftists seeking to implode the system and restore the rule of kings, philosopher or otherwise, is not going away, it should have by now if it ever was.  (How many innocent human beings must die at the hands of an Ideology before people abandon it?  Apparently not enough yet.)

In my view, a revaluation is inevitable.
This idea has been creeping around my head for about ten years. Yes, I’m appalled. And yes, I’m open to someone… anyone… offering up a clear and concise explanation of where I’m wrong. Please spare me the ‘hearts of man’ angle and lay out a rational retort in the simplest fashion for an idiot like to me to comprehend.
Otherwise, our battle for the future has taken on a whole new twist.


More of a Middle Aged Legume…

 

 

 

File Photo – Marianne Williamson

“I am not a Witch!”

– Christine O’Donnell

“I am not a New-age Nutcase”

– Marianne Williamson

I agree with Marianne Williamson, she is not a New-Aged Nut even if she is reminiscent of Christine O’Donnell.  Between you and me I’m still not as convinced regarding Christine O’Donnell…
Let’s admit it, Democrat Primary Debates of 2019 have been fun to watch.
The honesty of the Left would be overwhelmingly hilarious if they weren’t serious. So shake off the entertainment value and realize these people mean it.  The only thing that’s funny is that so many socialists have worked so long to keep their genuine beliefs so hidden, and now they have lost control.
To Nancy Pelosi’s chagrin, the masks have been removed. The real faces of the Democrat party are now right out into the open.
The Elizabeth Warren’s, Bernie Sanders’ and AOC’s of the world are saying out loud what the Democrat Party has been promoting behind closed doors for the half-century following the Democrat convention of ’68. Up until now, these people have been kept behind those doors… they were only allowed out for private fundraisers in the dining rooms of Hampton vacation homes. Now they are on Stage! (Yes I know it was CNN and there are only a couple of hundred people watching but it’s still somewhat of a stage.)
Well, back to my point.
Marianne Williamson has stolen the show during these Debates.
But Why?
She has found center stage because she is not Bernie or Warren. No, she is the middle-aged person who votes for the Hillary’s, Bernie’s and Warren’s. This is why we are fascinated by her.

Outside of Hollywood, and some of our Thanksgiving dinners, we rarely get to see the face of the typical Democrat Voter. Now we see her loud and proud.  She is the Bill Clinton voter that none of us could figure out and now feigns revulsion over Trumps rock-star comments indicting women who condone a certain behavior from very rich men.
She would tell you she is not a Socialist, yet she votes for them. She will tell you she loves the poor, but she will promote the ideology that perpetuates and increases poverty. She will preach love while championing hatred of the individual via democratic serfdom.
That is Marianne Williamson.
Laugh at your own peril…
The Democrat Socialist Party in the United States is made up of three fundamental groups. First, are the most insidious who know the poison of Socialism yet long for the class stasis it institutionalizes.  These are the rich and self-assessed under appreciated academics. Second, are the petulant 12-year old ANTIFA Fascists who violently act out in order to tear down liberty and promote the control Socialism offers.  These are the children who cling to an idea that ‘fairness’ has a definition. Then you have the Useful idiots. These are the Marianne Williamson’s of the world. They have been nurtured and loved on by all of us because they’re family and they’re ‘cute’ and ‘nice’. They don’t bake the cupcakes, but they bring an expensive box from the trendiest bakery when you invite them over for a drink.  They are the Leo Buscaglia followers who think everyone just needs a hug. They are insipid.  We have dismissed these people for fifty years because they want to mean well.
So, she is right… she is not a New-Aged Nut-Case. New-Age Nut Cases are so 1990’s.
She is different, she is something similar but not quite the same because the world has moved on from EST and Yanni.

Instead…
She is not what she thinks she is. She is a composite, cartoon-like, imposter who sees herself as a harmless ‘everyman’.
She is Mrs. Peanut.  Not a nut at all… but we’re all are happy to call her that if it makes her happy.
If I didn’t know better I would swear she is a paid actor hired by someone at Trump Tower to supply a satirical edge to the Democrat Primary Debates.  (I’m holding out that this could ultimately be true.)
However, she is REAL… and you can’t look away.
No, she does not have a chance in Alinsky’s Utopia to be the Democrat Nominee. But that’s not the point. She is exactly the demographic/psychographic that has and will continue to vote the saccharine coated poison of socialism into power. She is frightening in her smiling smug ignorance because she has the money to send to the Warren’s of the world and she makes sure she is not downing her Xanax with a dark currant laden Cabernet on election day specifically so she makes it to the polls on time.
But what really hits home, we know her.  She exists in all of our families.
She is our ‘super-nice and well meaning’ train wreck we have watched speeding directly at us while we refused to step off the tracks… because that would be ‘mean’.
We have placated and even gushed over how ‘super-nice and well meaning’ she is if not horribly wrong… and we haven’t wanted to upset her, especially at Thanksgiving, by saying anything.  Her heart is in the right place!
She is our fault and we know it.
We just don’t want to admit it.

Well, Admit it.


“Nobody is Above the Law!”

I’m currently watching the Mueller Hearing. (072419)

There is a refrain from the Socialist Party that “Nobody is Above the Law!”
I agree.
However, what strikes me as odd is every time I hear the above talking point offered up by the disloyal opposition a voice in my head screams “Hillary Clinton!”  I can’t decide if this is intentional on the part of the Democrat Socialists or not.  It’s not possible I’m the only person in America who hears it.

Insult to injury, the former Students for Democratic Socialism are also focus group testing the line “Anyone else committing such acts would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Law!”

Well, once again I agree.

But here I am hearing that same voice offering up “Hillary Clinton!”

I realize the Socialism Now! crowd has come to tire of the Clintons, but is this a concerted effort to go after them indirectly?  It certainly seems this way.

What is crystal clear to me regarding this hearing, while befuddled, incoherent and at times contradictory, is it’s a foreshadowing of events to come.  There is a lot of information which we clearly do not have.  I for one welcome further investigation and even impeachment proceedings.  This is a deep rabbit hole and none of it looks good for the ‘ANTIFA is Good‘ folks of the Democrat Party.

This is fun stuff.


Twisted by Knaves to Make a Trap for Fools…

Force is a terrible idea…

…Unless it’s my idea.

And so goes what passes for debate built on principles of sand.

There is a trick played on us.  It’s a simple trick, a trick for the Simple that is.  And the fact we fall for it is more an indictment of ourselves than those Knaves who play it.

The Trick is to foment a fight were there was none.

The Goal is get Us to concede something we don’t realize we’re arguing about…

It works like this;

If you believe that Force is a wonderful thing and People are too Stupid to know what’s best for themselves… then you also believe that Vaccinations must be compulsory.  In other words, Vaccines save lives and the Masses are too idiotic to choose to get them.  (Explaining the benefits of Vaccines is just not enough and besides it takes too long, and too much effort, to argue the benefits with a bunch of Morons.  You get it… because you’re Smart.  Having to compete in the arena of ideas is just prodding the Sheep into the right decision assuming they accidentally understand your brilliance.)

At the same time, when you know that your ideological opponents profess to believe that Force is a terrible idea and all things should be Voluntary, you create an argument over… say… said Vaccines.  (The topic is interchangeable.)

The Goal is to get your ideological enemy to agree that Force (The foundation of your Progressive ideology) is a Good idea.  Even if they qualify it with the caveat of “Only sometimes”, you have won the Greater Argument your opponent doesn’t even recognize he’s having.

All that remains is who gets to decide what cases qualify as ‘Sometimes’.  And, of course, The Real Power lies in being The Decider.

Once a Liberal has this Foolish Victory they quickly move on to Compulsory Health Care… Compulsory Diet Plans for Public Schools… Compulsory Education…  Compulsory EPA regulations… Compulsory Redistribution… Etc… Etc.  Demanding you go on the record as to exactly WHEN it’s OK to Force.

Now the conversation has moved away from Force as an idea and on to exactly What will be Forced.

From a Progressive point of view, its Brilliant.  It keeps your Ideological Enemies on the Perpetual Defensive and leaves them no option but to be the one’s to say “No”.  (Ever hear the phrase “The Party of ‘No’.?)

Supposed Conservatives fall into this Socialist Trap all the time.  And because they spend little time Thinking about what they think and Why, they deserve it.

The Socialists set their opposition up to get them to concede their principles shift with the wind making them worthless if not non-existent.

Liberal Progressives believe in Force.  They believe you’re Stupid.  They believe the only thing they can count on is given a decision to make you’ll make the wrong one.

That is the divide.

Force versus Freedom.

All arguments reduce to this.

Unfortunately, Conservatives seem content to have Lucy hold the football.

Another example is the “Gay Marriage” debate.

This ‘argument’ has both sides FIGHTING for Government approval.

Do you see the faulty premise here?

Why is the question not “What is Government doing being involved in one’s marriage in the first place?”

Why on Earth would any person, Gay, Straight or Slightly Bent, beg the approval of the Government as a validation of their ‘deeply personal’ marriage.

Why would the debate not center around all partnerships being contractual civil unions between two individuals and leave marriage to the Church of your choice?

Because…

It’s not about validating a union between two people.

It’s only about validating the Concept of Government Interference and Involvement.

It’s about Force…

Telling us who we can, or cannot, marry and charging us a fee for the privilege.

I always thought Charlie Brown should have run as hard as he could and Kicked Lucy in the Head instead.

Seems harsh, but it would be the last time she pulled the ball away.

Until that happens… Republicans have no ground to be surprised when they are accused of being a distinction without a difference in comparison to Democrats.

And that’s just how the Elitist Democrat Socialist Knaves want it.