Third Party & Independents

A Good Time To Contemplate Our Founding

Posted by Roy Ellis on June 18, 2018 at 7:05 PM

What with all the hue and cry between the dark swamp and the moderate GOP'ers it is useful to remember some history as to how the country was founded.

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IG Report Is Whitewash

Posted by Roy Ellis on June 14, 2018 at 9:20 PM

The IG report is little more than a whitewash for the Obama admin and Hillary. The report did cite some misdeeds by some DOJ/FBI officials but made not one point about the double standard of justice carried out re Hillary and the President.

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Why is Senator Corker Being So Annoying?

Posted by AllardK on June 14, 2018 at 7:09 PM

Bob Corker can be a really annoying senator. Now that he realizes that he's not going to be a member for much longer of the world's most exclusive club, he's lashing out and pointing fingers and subverting things.

Who does he think he is?

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Trump Train Moving Fast

Posted by Roy Ellis on June 12, 2018 at 1:03 PM

Just finished voting in mid=terms, high noon, and I was the 25th voter to show. Things move kinda slow in the county.

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​Is the Korean Peninsula like Germany or Vietnam?

Posted by AllardK on June 11, 2018 at 5:21 PM

So much attention is being focused on the here and now as regards the Singapore Summit between President Trump and Kim jong un that longer-term questions are being left aside. That's understandable given the volatile nature of Trump's approach (the madman tactics which one hopes are underpinned by a more pragmatic strategic plan) and the fact that Kim Jong un is a dangerous tyrant who has committed atrocities against not just North Korean citizens but members of his own family. He is like a Mafia boss who happens to own a small Stalinist state with nuclear weapons - a family business passed down from grandfather to father to son.

Who knows what will happen in Singapore?

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​Is AG Sessions De-funding of Sanctuary Cities - Is Anti-Commandeering a Thing?

Posted by AllardK on June 7, 2018 at 10:00 PM

US District Court Judge Michael Baylson has ruled that AG Sessions may not impose conditions on so-called sanctuary cities and any funds they might receive from the federal government in the form of grants, for example. If Philadelphia wishes to not cooperate with ICE officials when releasing illegal immigrants back into the community (often illegals who have engaged in criminal activity beyond their breaking of immigration law), then the federal government can only act through Congress, which has the power to attach conditions to spending, according to Judge Baylson's ruling. The particular spending in this case being the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant which is a pot of money for local law enforcement in Philadelphia - around $1.6 million.

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​Your Life is a Ledger Entry & Google Owns it

Posted by AllardK on May 31, 2018 at 7:13 PM

If you use an ad-blocker, some websites; like Salon.com apparently, use your CPU's spare processing power to mine a digital currency called Monero. This is what 2018 looks like. If you haven't heard of Monero, don't feel ashamed. There are around a couple hundred different digital currencies. Mining in the bitcoin universe (where the term bitcoin substitutes for digital currencies in general) mining is normally done by what cryptographers call a brute force attack. This means using as much processing power available to you to do enormous amounts of repetitive calculations to try and find a private password or key, for example.

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​Trey Gowdy's Fine with Informants - Should we be?

Posted by AllardK on May 30, 2018 at 10:56 PM

What was in the unredacted portions of the classified information that Devin Nunes, Paul Ryan, Trey Gowdy, and Adam Schiff, among others, viewed last week in Washington? The Weekly Standard - a rather NeverTrump outfit with Bill Kristol still lashed to the deck raging like Ahab about that darned Moby Dick in the White House - asked why Nunes had "gone quiet" after seeing the intelligence.

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Why is President Xi Sabotaging the North Korea Talks?

Posted by AllardK on May 25, 2018 at 12:57 PM

Is President Xi trying to ensure a seat at the table in any talks between North Korea and America? This seems to be the growing consensus after a notable change in the DPRK's attitude after a surprise second meeting between Kim jong un and President Xi around the 8th of May in Dalian this year. Here's what China analyst Bonnie Glaser of the Center for Strategic and International Studies told the Washington Post:

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​ZTE - What is Steve Mnuchin Up To?

Posted by AllardK on May 23, 2018 at 6:06 PM

Let us not be shocked by the fact that China is stealing and bullying it's way towards very specific geo-political goals. Geo-politics. It's not a term that is in as much usage as it might have been a generation or two ago. Geo-politics. Older (mostly) men leaning over a map in a windowless concrete bunker with a solitary lamp overhead throwing a slightly sinister cone of light over the proceedings. A little old-fashioned? Yes.

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Just Another School Shooting

Posted by Roy Ellis on May 19, 2018 at 1:11 AM

Current news is that a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas has killed 8-10 people, mostly students.

What has changed since the last school shooting? Nothing I'm aware of.

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We Apologize for Technical Issues

Posted by liz on May 17, 2018 at 11:13 AM

Hello, WatchBloggers!

We sincerely apologize for the technical issues on WatchBlog over the past week or so. We're working to resolve the issues and hope to have the site working properly as quickly as possible.

...and other forces for decades.

Posted by Weary_Willie on May 13, 2018 at 7:03 PM


The Effects of Gaslighting in Narcissistic Victim Syndrome

The techniques used in "Gaslighting" by the narcissist are similar to those used in brainwashing, interrogation, and torture that have been used in psychological warfare by intelligence operative, law enforcement and other forces for decades.

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​Treasury Department Inspector General Launches Investigation of Possible Porn-Star-Lawyer-Related Leak!!

Posted by AllardK on May 11, 2018 at 11:48 AM

You can leak sensitive diplomatic information, like a newly elected President Trump's phone call with the Australian Prime Minister. You can leak juicy if not very reliable details on in-fighting in the West Wing. You can leak questions that a special prosecutor has supposedly lined up for the President. You can even leak a rather absurd counter-intelligence investigation document - like a DNC-funded Steele dossier used by the FBI - if you believe it will make this administration's policy decisions look bad. Or get the President impeached by stoking up the Russia collusion narrative.

But you don't leak Treasury Department information.

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How is this going to work!?

Posted by Weary_Willie on May 6, 2018 at 12:56 PM

Brooks on Tax Bill:

New York Times columnist David Brooks said that the GOP tax bill is working better than he thought it would and the evidence "seems to be that what the Trump people told us would happen is happening, that companies are reinvesting the money."

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