Pied Piper Putin

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On 12/15 Donald Trump received “A very nice letter from Vladimir Putin,” to which the then President-elect added: “His thoughts are so correct.”

On 12/16 the Russian military reportedly launched a missile capable of destroying low-orbit satellites:

“The high rate of testing is an indication the program is a military priority and is progressing toward deployment.

The new anti-satellite missile is among several new strategic weapons systems being developed by the Russian military.

The Nudol is viewed by the Pentagon as a so-called “direct ascent” anti-satellite missile. Russia, however, has sought to mask the missile’s anti-satellite capabilities by claiming the missile is for defense against incoming ballistic missiles.

The Pentagon is worried about the development of anti-satellite weapons by both Russia and China.”

Russia Conducts Fifth Test of New Anti-Satellite Missile” | The Washington Free Beacon | Bill Gertz| 12/21/2016

About this, Trump has said nothing.

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Obama Sets Chelsea Free

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The president who prosecuted more people under The Espionage Act than all previous presidents combined commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst who leaked the biggest trove of classified material ever:

“President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the biggest such breach in U.S. history.

A White House official said there was no connection between Manning’s commutation and renewed U.S. government concern about WikiLeaks actions during last year’s presidential election, or a promise by its founder Julian Assange to accept extradition if Manning was freed.

Manning has been a focus of a worldwide debate on government secrecy since she provided more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks – a leak for which she was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison.”

SOURCE: “Obama Shows Clemency To Manning, Intelligence Analyst Behind Leaks” | Reuters | Roberta Rampton | 01/17/2016

Several thoughts:

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Democrats Have Already Lost The 2020 Presidential Election

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After Trump’s win I posted this on Facebook:

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When the fake can’t overcome the real thing, its only option is to get real. However the upper echelon of the I Can’t Believe It’s Not The Republican Party has no interest in this kind of analysis. Therefore, the party has no interest in reality.

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There’s No Such Thing As The Real Economy

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Trading floors are just as real as factory floors because there’s no such thing as a “real economy.”

By this I mean that there’s no easily distinguishable difference between the “real” economy and some “other” economy that’s less real, or, not really real at all.

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