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Pentagon Fails Another Audit, Yet Congress Poised to Approve $847 Billion Budget

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/12/01/pentagon-fails-another-audit-yet-congress-poised-approve-847-billion-budget

After 1,600 auditors combed through DODís $3.5 trillion in assets and $3.7 trillion in liabilities, officials found that the department couldnít account for about 61 percent of its assets, Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord told reporters on Tuesday.

The National Priorities Project (NPP) called the bipartisan proposal to further increase military spending despite the Pentagon's persistent accounting and human rights failures "a sign of an agency that is too big, plain and simple."

"Other major government agencies have long since passed audits," said NPP. "But the Pentagon, with its global sprawl of more than 750 military installations, and a budget increase that alone could more than double the diplomacy budget at the State Department, is so big and disjointed that no one knows where its money goes."




We joke around about the Russian military funneling billions to oligarchs while our own DoD is "missing" a few trillion.

Last year, NPP published a report showing that the U.S. has spent more than $21 trillion on militarization since September 11, 2001.

Do the math... that's 21,000,000,000,000 divided by 330 million Americans...

$65k per person, man, woman and child.

Musk cracks open Al Capo.... errrr, Hunter's laptop

It ended up being a real sleeper.

Let me summarize for those who can't stay awake to read 39 boring posts.





1) The Federal Gov't (DoJ, FBI, etc) played ZERO PART in burying the Biden Laptop story at Twitter

2) Twitter Mgmt believed their "Hacked Data" policy justified the action, at the time didn't know veracity.

3) The Biden campaign AND Trump campaign BOTH kept in regular contact with Twitter asking for tweets to be deleted and/or users suspended.

4) Ro Khanna advised Twitter on the political impact of the actions. Very smart guy.

5) Twitter, internally was a very confusing place with a lot of people flying "by the seat of their pants" with no uniformity of policies.

6) Yeah, Twitter leaned left.



That's it.

Nothingburger.

Just my theory... with some evidence re: Trump and Brittney Griner

So I'm exploring the underbelly of Twitter and run across a tweet with audio of Sean Hannity saying he'd like Trump to go to Russia and negotiate a deal for the release of Griner.

2 things

1) Hannity literally has an open line to Trump. Rumors were circulating that Trump spoke to him nearly daily in 2020.

2) It's actually just the slimy kind of thing Trump would do.

He'd fuel up the 757, make a couple stops and land in Moscow. He'd bring a film crew. He'd ask Cherelle (spouse) to come along. He'd milk up a weeks worth of drooling media coverage... make it dramatic, maybe turn the plane around empty handed saying the negotiations failed... then turn back around over the Ocean to go back again.

And since duh... Putin... Trump finally gets Griner and smiles like a Cheshire cat for the next week as the great "savior" who got her back when "no one could".

I'm just giving heads up... it'll be puke-worthy.

There's still time... get to work, Congress. Abortion Rights.

Let's call it the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Right to Choose Act.

Many disagree with me BUT I think the GOP may free up enough votes to let this pass and escape filibuster.

They saw the polls.

Abortion was a XXL Sized issue in the 22 Election.

Kansas proved that voters who would never vote for a Dem would still vote to keep Abortion legal.

Allowing a Federal Law to protect abortion rights to pass actually puts them in a MUCH better place for future elections.

Truly bizarre Musk tweet... bizarre even for Musk.

Musk has a history of sending cryptic messages via Twitter... I'm working on this one.

BTW the gun in the foreground is called a RHINO gun.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1597165510595989504

This one is weird, too... he's stirring shit again. He wants to release internal Twitter documents re: free speech

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1597336812732575744

Now that Election Season is over... smart people need to get together and address abortion rights.

The SCOTUS has done it's thing. Roe is no more.

But it's NOT time to act like abortion is illegal from coast to coast, because it's NOT.

1) Since abortion rights are settled at the State level, abortion rights legislation needs to be job #1 in DEM controlled State Houses.

2) Someone... PP?? Someone needs to organize a convenient way to transport and support women who need to travel a few hours for abortion care. I'm sure funding won't be a problem and I'm also sure that deals can be struck with Corporations like Airlines, Hotel chains, food chains, etc... to support women on their short trips.

Looking at a map, it appears that NO ONE is more than a 90 minute flight from free and safe abortion care.

The most extreme travel distance I can see is around a 450 mile trip from South Texas to NM. Or Miami to NC, 600 miles.

3) Push for a codification of a Roe-like legislation. In fact, I'd try it before the next Congress takes over. I still believe enough GOP'ers might vote YES just to remove this as a political issue in 2024.

International Treasure Mary Beard article about "Newly Discovered Roman Emperor"

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/when-is-a-roman-emperor-not-an-emperor-sponsian-blog-post-mary-beard/


https://twitter.com/wmarybeard/status/1595813691953479680


Yeah, I love Mary Beard.

BTW this is why Twitter is so valuable. How else can one follow arguments and opinions and debate between world class scientists, historians and archaeologists??? Basically in real time...

Oh and my Twitter account has ZERO appearances by MAGATS or any politics AT ALL because the Twitter AI knows what interests me.

For background, heres an article where scientists say "Yup, Sponsian was real"

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63636641

Prof Paul Pearson University College London, who led the research, told BBC News that he was astonished by the discovery.

"What we have found is an emperor. He was a figure thought to have been a fake and written off by the experts.

"But we think he was real and that he had a role in history."

CNN: Here are 5 big investigations House Republicans are planning to launch

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/11/18/politics/house-republican-investigations-biden/index.html


1) Southern Border

2) Afghanistan Withdrawal

3) Origins of Covid-19

4) DoJ

5) Hunter Biden





My thoughts:

1) This is probably the weakest of investigations. I just don't see any smoke OR fire.

2) Afghanistan. The GOP will blame Biden, hang the deaths of US servicemen on him but overall, it's a weak attempt because Biden was put in a tough situation by Trump.

3) C19

This one has deep roots.

In particular, they'd LOVE to "dirty up" Dr. Fauci. They have a couple years of pent up revenge brewing.

They will focus on Gain of Function Research at the Wuhan Virology Lab and the connections to the CDC and Fauci, directly or indirectly.

Fauci and the CDC have been hesitant to discuss this in depth so it'll be interesting when subpoenas fly.

It's another loser for the GOP if you're hoping for big new revelations... but the GOP is out for character assassination, not truth.



4) DoJ

This is just pathetic. It's the "Deep State was mean to Trump" investigation.

They'll be looking into the MaL raid, the influence exerted before the 2020 election to dampen the Hunter Laptop story and what they perceive as unfair treatment to right wing causes and celebrities like Stone, Project Veritas, etc...

5) Hunter Biden

Not sure why everyone calls this the Hunter Biden investigation.

It's the Joe Biden investigation, Jordan has said as much. The GOP is hoping to find evidence that while VP, Joe Biden profited financially from deals Hunter was making overseas. Expect to hear about the "10% for the big guy" and Hunter lamenting that he's been financially supporting Joe and the family for decades.

This one is hard to judge.

None of the Hunter Biden stuff has been verified. Until people are under oath and I hear expert testimony, it's BS to me.

Post-Mortem for the 2022 Mid Terms. It's the 4 million vote loss in the House.

https://www.cookpolitical.com/charts/house-charts/national-house-vote-tracker/2022

As of right now, the Repubs lead by 4,043,000 votes.

This is a 8+ million vote turnaround in the House compared to 2020 when the DEMS received 4.7M more votes than the GOP in the House.

I suspect it's a turnout issue.

Might be the time to codify abortion rights.

As we saw today, GOP'ers came forward to protect same sex marriage... to remove that from their bag of electoral problems.

If they'd vote to codify a Roe-like Law... it would remove that as an issue in future elections. Plus it's the "old congress" so I think it's perfect timing.

I bet we'd get 60+

Remember... look at Kansas. Even people who would NEVER vote for a DEM... don't want abortion to be illegal.

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