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This Treasury Official Is Running the Bailout. It's Been Great for His Family.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have become the public faces of the $3 trillion federal coronavirus bailout. Behind the scenes, however, the Treasury’s responsibilities have fallen largely to the 42-year-old deputy secretary, Justin Muzinich.

A major beneficiary of that bailout so far: Muzinich & Co., the asset manager founded by his father where Justin served as president before joining the administration. He reported owning a stake worth at least $60 million when he entered government in 2017.

[link:https://www.propublica.org/article/this-treasury-official-is-running-the-bailout-its-been-great-for-his-family?utm_source=pocket-newtab|

Not 100% sure this is the correct place to post this. But more graft and sleaze from this administration..... starting to just seem like another day. What is wrong with us as a nation that a good third of us, if not more, are o.k. with this kind of thing?

Trump orders massive cut to U.S. troop numbers in Germany

Source: Military Times

The U.S. military will reduce its footprint in Germany by nearly one-third after President Donald Trump ordered a dramatic drawdown in force levels from the key NATO ally, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The newspaper cited White House officials who said the move was outlined in a memorandum signed White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien in recent days that has still not been made public yet.

Under the order, U.S. troop presence in Germany would drop by 9,500 servicemembers, from 34,500 today to about 25,000

Read more: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/06/05/trump-orders-massive-cut-to-us-troop-numbers-in-germany-report/



Didn't take long for our chump in chief to get some revenge on Ms. Merkel for declining his G7 photo op. What a petulant little man he is.

I spent 3 years of my service in Germany and that experience helped shape my whole view of the world. Will be a shame many others like me may not get that opportunity.

Some thoughts on covid and reopening protests....

I see all the news about these reopen now protests from Michigan to Kentucky to California and can't help but think ....

1. Every "protest" I've seen reported is actually very small as far as the crowd size is compared to the States where they are happening populations are concerned.

2. Since these people want their damn haircuts so bad why has not the maga crowd come up with a boatload of new businesses that cater to this desire. I mean.... come to your home and cut your hair, do your nails etc. . That way they can keep themselves clustered and leave the rest of us that much safer. When these people start dying off faster than the general public maybe , just maybe they would take this a bit more seriously.

3. And this one really stands out for me, WHERE are the counter protests? I shouldn't have to die because YOU want a haircut etc. We know that these "protests" are paid for and organized by the right, where are OUR "let me live" counterprotests/rally's? If all the average person sees are the wingnuts screaming to reopen they may think that the sentiment is more widespread than it is. Like it or not Humanity as a whole are herd animals and we want to be a part of the "whole"/majority. Why has nothing been done to show how widespread our desire to be safe is?

Just a few thought over my first cup of coffee for the day.

We're number ONE! So much winning.......

We lead the entire world in coronavirus deaths. Let that sink in.... number ONE! With the worlds "greatest" healthcare, we're NUMBER ONE!!! All due to our obviously corrupt and nowhere near fit for office chump in chief and his lackeys and yes men. Can't forget his cheerleaders at Fox "news" that helped spread his uninformed and downright stupid ramblings. I HOPE that this is used as a campaign plank by Mr. Biden and his V.P. choice and by every Democratic candidate running for office. We're number ONE!

Do you think Pres. Obama

Do you think President Obama will ever get so tired of being the butt of our chump in chiefs constant belittling and constant scapegoating that he'll ever cut loose on the orange imbecile? I would LOVE to see/hear that myself.

Moscow Mitch.....

I've always hoped that Moscow Mitch would be defeated soundly in the upcoming election but now.... well I just had a thought. Wouldn't it be sweet indeed if we flipped enough senate seats that the ole Dim Reaper would have to be the MINORITY leader? With a Democratic House..... a Democratic Senate....and a Democratic President? We could then watch him squirm and bluster with impotence while we used all HIS tactics against him? The howls we would hear lol.

Ahhhhhhh.... but you know what? As nice as it is to daydream I just want that traitorous scum removed from from our leadership. I don't care how, just be gone.

Wow. The V.A. just called me..... re. Coronavirus

I get all my healthcare through the V.A. despite all the negative things you hear about them and the "system" I have had nothing but respect and top notch care from them. They treat me like a King in fact.

I have an appointment in the morning, regular scheduled checkup, and have already confirmed via text so wasn't expecting anything else from them for awhile. Now, I don't answer my phone if I don't know the number but the call I received about 15 minutes ago was the same as one I got yesterday so I looked it up. It was from the V.A. hospital and they routed my call to the clinic I use. They gave me a preliminary coronavirus "screening" over the phone, just questions for now. Then they told me that I would be screened twice at a minimum at the clinic tomorrow. Once going in and once going out. They also informed me that all but one entrance/exit would be closed.

Now, I'm old and do have pre-existing conditions, Emphysema and stage 3 COPD, but this is unprecedented. Makes me wonder a little about if maybe there's more to this than is being let on. Have not been unduly worried about it tbh but now I must say that my level of concern has risen dramatically.

One more shout out to the dedicated women and men who give us veterans healthcare and are vastly underappreciated. It seems that unlike other parts of our government THEY at least are being proactive. I'm even more impressed now than before.

I recently had my 2nd thread locked

for being a duplicate of another. Question. Is there a way to find out if my threads are duplicates before I try to post them? I looked and looked for this one and could find nothing. I don't start many threads so this is kind of worrisome to me as I don't want to screw up *blush* . Love it here and don't want to get banned or have my account curtailed because I can't figure something out. I AM a BigOleDummy you know ;D

True origins of the Seth Rich Conspiracy "Therory"

Source: Yahoo News Exclusive

WASHINGTON — In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and was later promoted from inside President Trump’s White House, a Yahoo News investigation has found. ………

Yet in a graphic example of how fake news infects the internet, those precise details popped up the same day on an obscure website, whatdoesitmean.com, that is a frequent vehicle for Russian propaganda. The website’s article, which attributed its claims to “Russian intelligence,” was the first known instance of Rich’s murder being publicly linked to a political conspiracy. ..........


The Russian effort to exploit Rich’s tragic death didn’t stop with the fake SVR bulletin. Over the course of the next two and a half years, the Russian government-owned media organizations RT and Sputnik repeatedly played up stories that baselessly alleged that Rich, a relatively junior-level staffer, was the source of Democratic Party emails that had been leaked to WikiLeaks. It was an idea first floated by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who on Aug. 9, 2016, announced a $20,000 reward for information about Rich’s murder, saying — somewhat cryptically — that “our sources take risks.”questions about] ‘What do I do with this?’” .......



Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-the-true-origins-of-the-seth-rich-conspiracy-a-yahoo-news-investigation-100000831.html



Just saw this. Very interesting.

At what point does Barr, Mnuchin, Nunes et al........

Become liable to the Sedition laws we have on the books? U.S. Code § 2384.Seditious conspiracy. ………. " or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, …….." . I understand that the "by force" wording is , to me at least, a little vague. Does it mean that Mnuchin by refusing to hand over the draft dodger in chiefs tax returns, is defacto "by force" keeping it (the property of the United States) from us contrary to the authority he has? Is Barr guilty of the same by keeping the full report from Congress. Does the "by force" wording only apply to them if they attacked physically the Congressional committee? Or does it mean "by force" by keeping it physically AWAY from the committee? Nunes too, did he "by force" derail and whitewash "his" committees findings and investigations by hushing it up? To ME and I am in no way a lawyer constitutional or otherwise the wording of "prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States," kind of takes precedence. And is that not what all three of these acolytes have done and are doing?

Of course McConnell , in my opinion, is guilty of the same crimes....
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