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Yes these journalists must make up their minds, either you are a book author or political reporter.

Members of the journalist community who hold themselves out as political reporters should not have the option to selectively withhold facts that are vital to an informed public. Newspapers, magazines, and internet news organizations should require some type of ethics or contracts that prohibit the writing of books to detriment of their journalistic responsibilities to inform the public of important information they obtain during their employment.

American military power especially the navy has largely shaped and maintained the world order since

the end of WWII. Yes we spend a massive amount of money on our military budget which has allowed the globalization to flourish to our benefit. Our navy keeping the sea lanes open has allowed many other countries to participate in the world economy which has translated into much cheaper products at home. It has also allowed the US dollar to become the only reliable reserve currency. Geopolitical considerations such as population problems will severely affect many countries such as China who doesn't have enough young people to support its rapidly aging population. China is no match for Western military power as it relies heavily on foreign energy and has very poor natural resources. Globalization, however, is coming to an end. The pandemic and supply chain problems will cause many companies to bring manufacturing home or closer to home. America is well positioned for an economic boom as new factories are built that will offer good high paying jobs. The problem we are going to have is providing enough skilled labor especially in the trades. We are going back to the old economic model like we has before the fall of the Soviet Union and rise of China as a manufacturing giant. Inflation will be a thing again but better wages will help offset higher prices. And I can't wait until the day we pay migrants from Mexico and Central America to come to the USA and help with the labor shortage especially in agriculture. As crops rot because there is no labor to harvest I doubt we will hear about migrant caravans at the border.

Seriously, can you think of a worse person in America to have access to this information. Think of

any Republican in our history and is there a worse one? Benedict Arnold was a fierce General who risked he life in battle before he turned and became a traitor. Trump doesnít have patriotic bone in his body and is full blown sociopathic, malignant narcissist who would sell his family for a buck. A man with not one redeeming quality was put in charge of the most powerful nation and was told he was immune from prosecution. Take the worse Bond Gillian and times him by a million and you have Trump.

I love your thinking here. I hope it is so. I hope it is a long, and devastating list of disclosures

that mortally wound the GOP.

I just can't imagine where we would be if TFG won in 2020 and to now hear that the H may flip after

the Democrats pushed through historic legislation over the past 2 years makes me sick. McCarthy as leader pushing lie after lie and conspiracy theories while further dividing and degrading the our country and itís institutions. I have heard it said that destroying
Democracies start out slowly but end fast. If Rs win the House or Senate after all Democrats and Biden have done the past 2 years then we are definitely seeing the rapid collapse of our once good nation. Not to mention losing after the tsunami of disastrous SCOTUS decisions brought to us by Republican Justices who have violated the most basic of legal principles and their oaths of office.

I would love to know the reason why the Person #1 in the Michael Cohen case has never faced charges.

I mean as all these investigations twist themselves in knots trying to gather evidence of a crime by the Slobfather, a very easy case to prove just sits there. What are his defenses, Cohen forced him to payoff Stormy or Cohen is a tainted witness? I just donít understand why that case just sits there. Does the Statue of Limitations prevent prosecution? That case has it all, politics, sex, and payoffs and they have the documents and the witnesses.

#1 and #2 If confronted, laugh at them or ridicule-then walk away. #3) If struck-go to

2nd part of if #4 and punch, kick, bite whatever is necessary to make sure they dare not confront you again. Growing up, I was always bigger and physically more mature than most others my age. By 9th grade I went to a private Catholic HS and most others student thought I was a teacher. Back then I wanted to be like Arnold Schwarzenegger so I started lifting weights when I was in 7th grade. By the time HS came around I was pretty intimidating looking and because of that had my share of scraps simply because people wanted to call me out just to knock off the big man. I took some hits but for the most part gave a lot more than I received. Things didnít change until college when most all the other kids caught up and some were bigger than me. I can say I never started a fight but and would never turn the cheek unless I knew the person who confronted me had no chance of beating me. In college the biggest kid in school, a baseball player, bumped into me at a packed bar and beer spilled on him. A complete accident but he took a shot at me and missed. With out thinking I punched him so hard his knees bucked and he went down. This guy was 6í5Ē and built and was put down with one punch in a crowded bar in front of all his friends and others from school. I broke his nose and blood was everywhere. Later that night at about 3:00am I hear a knock on my dorm room door and there was Mr. Baseball, hands wrapped to protect them, with 15 other guys wanting to settle the score. I should have laughed and closed the door but I didnít. My roommate and I went out against all these guys. Mr. Baseball and I squared off and after a few punches we ended up on the ground with me on my back holding his wrists so he couldnít punch me. He would knee me and I would let go a wrist a scratch or bite to fight back. After about 5 minutes we were both spent and agreed to get up. He won that round and we shook hands and were buddies after that. My roommate and his boys never engaged otherwise we would have been torn up. Guess who else was on the baseball team and might have been there I donít recall. Eric Bolling ex-Fox scum was on my college baseball team. My college didnít have a football team so baseball was the big sport. Bolling was a creep back then but I have to say a very good baseball player. Anyway, my fighting days stopped in law school when I did whatever it took to avoid fights.

As a criminal defense attorney I have been saying this for years, cops will tough up pretty much all

races and ages. Before video it was a secret that most in law enforcement and criminal defense knew. Client after client would describe being roughed up by aggressive cops for no apparent reason. Of course, African American men were universally mistreated but I had many white suburban young people and women describe being mistreated both physically and verbally at the hands of the police. That doesnít mean all cops are bad, I donít suggest that. Iím saying we are all potential victims to cops who have bad temperaments and should not be trusted to enforce the law.

Amazing how the cult can have so many different types of people. GQPers include the working poor to

the wealthy. I was down in Cape May, NJ last week and the Trump flag waived on many very expensive boats. Not as many as previous years but still it amazes me. My BIL who is extremely wealthy is a fully stuck down the rabbit hole. He gets all his news from FB memes and absurd stories written by propagandists. He sat and watched 2000 Mules with an intensity I have never seen from him before. When I try to explain how itís impossible to create fake ballots as NJ has over 500 towns and all the ballots are different he just shrugs off the facts. He knows nothing about the insurrection and everything is either fake news or that I am drinking the Kool Aid. All he understands is Hunter Biden, Hillary ďthe killerĒ, stolen ballots and he despises Biden. I said to him, think what you may of his politics but itís almost impossible to hate Biden. Like Biden, my BIL is a Catholic who never misses weekly mass. My BIL is as convinced as I am that we are very close to losing our democracy but the reasons he cites are much different than my reasons. He refuses to acknowledge the affect the pandemic and Russian invasion has had on prices. Itís all Democrats fault. His decent into the Q world is largely due to boredom. He is 74 years old, has tons of money, 3 multi-million dollar houses and garages full of Porches and Ferraris but he is basically bored and has his head in his iPad all day forwarding disinformation to his buddies who are in the same crazy club. We do agree that limiting money in politics and term limits must be enacted. Other than that, I am just a ďdumb-o-cratĒ as he says and I call him Benedict Ronald or Ronnie the Red. I asked him beyond overturning Roe do you know what else SCOTUS did that week. He had no clue. Worst yet, he lives most of the year in NJ where he has a home on the water at the beach and a horse farm but he registers and votes in Fla where he has a horse farm in Boca. He was telling me that 8 billionaires live in his community and long time residents sent a letter to the neighbors saying donít sell their homes as they want to keep the character of the horse farm community.I said yea, the billionaires want to get rid of you and my sister the multi-millionaire poor white trash of the neighborhood. Although he is worth probably about 20 million he is a peon in Boca. Even he laughs at that.

The era of Globalization is coming to an end. CEOs are rethinking manufacturing and supply lines

with a view towards bringing them home or closer. The pandemic and invasion of Ukraine sped this process up. Peter Zeihan a geo-political expert has some interesting views about the future where he predicts Chinaís demographics will create existential problems for their society in the near future, he says Russia was always going to fight this war, and predicts the countries who will benefit in the future. America, he says, is well positioned geographically and demographically to maintain its position in the world. He has some very interesting views.
Hope link works if not google Peter Zeihan on YouTube.

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