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Oct 2017

October 30, 2017

Mueller Team Indicts Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort and His Business Partner on 12 Counts of Tax Fraud, Perjury, and Conspiracy Extending Into 2017; Both Plead Not Guilty; Trump 2016 Campaign Adviser Papadopoulos Pled Guilty to Perjury About Collusion; Separating Hagiography From Reality in Case of Martin Luther 500 Years After Protestant Reformation: Provocations by Luther Triggered Knights’ War (1522) and Peasant War (1524-1525) in Germany With 125,000 Dead, Followed by 131 Years of European Religious Warfare Costing 10 to 15 Million Lives-Not Worth It!

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Oct 2017

October 28, 2017 WCR

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On the Path to World War III: Three U.S. Carrier Battle Groups in Western Pacific As Diplomacy Has Broken Down; Spanish Government Ousts Amateur Secessionist Puigdemont and His Clique; New Elections Set for December 21; House GOP’s Killer Dream Budget for Finance Oligarchs Barely Passes 216-212, Even With Speaker Voting; McConnell vs. Bannon Feud Shreds GOP; Despite Paranoid Legends, Uranium Sample Delivered by Mueller to Moscow in 2009 at Request of Russian Government Was Forensic Evidence For Tracing Stolen Fissile Material; New Italian Election Law May Stymie Grillo’s Forces of Chaos; GOP’s Battle of the Bulge Assault on Russiagate Falling Flat As Mueller Obtains First Sealed Indictments

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Oct 2017

October 26, 2017

U.S. Staggering Down Trump’s Path to World War III: Vital North Korean Talks Reported on Their “Last Legs”; Still No Decisive Moves on ABM Defense; GOP Wants Mueller Removed From Russiagate Probe; FBI Investigators Also Under Partisan Attack; White House Congratulates China’s Xi After His Apotheosis as Permanent Dictator; Is He The New Role Model?; O’Reilly’s Complaints About God Show Implications of Evangelical Christian Sellout to GOP Legions of Greed by Elmer Gantries of Trump Era; Parallels Between Republican Obstruction of Russiagate and Battle of the Bulge, December 1944

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Oct 2017

October 25, 2017

Trump Personality Cult Reeling From Attacks by Corker and Flake; GOP Launches Desperate “Battle of the Bulge” Offensive Around Unmasking, Uranium, and DNC-FBI Financing of Christopher Steele Kompromat Dossier, With Possible JFK Documents Wild Card Option; Goal Is To Oust Special Counsel Mueller From Russiagate Probe, and Get FBI Off the Case; Real Scandal is Assault on Fusion GPS By Midnight Rider Nunes; Putting Possible Costs of Trump DPRK Bluster Into Perspective: Congress Gets Warning That North Korean Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack Could Cause Mass Starvation in U.S.

 

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Oct 2017

October 24, 2017

Another Spasm in Death Agony of GOP, With Party Extinction Now More Likely Than Passing Tax Cuts for Billionaires: Sen. Flake Condemns Trump as “Dangerous to Democracy”; Sen. Corker Sets Hearings About Trump’s Wrecking of U.S. Alliances; Says Foreign Leaders Scorn Him as Liar; Greek Chorus of Critical GOP Senators Now A Fixture, With Threat of World War III Urgent; Republicans Forced To Defend More and More Open Seats; Kremlin Hoping for Potemkin Election in Russia, With New Fake Opposition Candidate a Top Television Star From Elite Family of Putin Allies; RT and Sputnik Bungle Spin

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Oct 2017

October 23, 2017

McMaster Says “We’re Running Out of Time” with North Korea; Trump Insists on Unrealistic Goal of De-Nuclearization of Pyongyang; Haass of CFR Warns War Danger Is “Far Higher Than Is Generally Understood”; Feckless Trump Regime Adrift, Incapable of Mobilizing Layered Strategic Defense to Protect U.S. and Allies By Shooting Down DPRK Offensive Missiles; Obama, G.W. Bush, McCain Rightly Condemn Trump Regime, But Fail to See Roots of Crisis in 60% Decline in Post-1973 U.S. Standard of Living Under Wall St. Rule; Unemployment, Underemployment, and Despair Can Lead to Dictatorship

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Oct 2017

October 21, 2017 WCR

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Dueling Threats of Nuclear War from North Korean Madmen and Dilettante Pompeo Show Need for U.S. Missile Defense Using Space-Based Lasers; Behind the Tragedy of Four Special Forces Soldiers: Chaos and Terrorism in Niger and Sahel Area of Sub-Saharan Africa Triggered by 2011 Assault on Qaddafi’s Libya, Which Helped Stability for Entire Region; How Trump Regime Misfits Bungled Relations With Neighboring Chad; Kelly’s Mendacious Tirade Against Rep. Wilson Is Dishonorable and Insubordinate; What Is Sacred In U.S. Is Tradition Of Civilian Rule; Reports of @Ten_GOP Depict Party’s Campaign As Potemkin Troll Farm; Russian Splinter Factor Tactics Ominously Identical To Republican Wedge Issues

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Oct 2017

October 19, 2017

Grilled On Russiagate In Senate Testimony, Sessions Attempts to Retreat Behind Executive Privilege, Which Only Presidents Can Invoke on Narrow Range of Issues; Previous Abusers Have Included Nixon in Watergate; A Century After 1917 Storming of Winter Palace, Putin Can Endorse Neither Revolution Nor Tsar Nicholas II nor Lenin’s Bolsheviks; Rival Plans of Goltz and Schlieffen in the German General Staff; The Sealed Train; Lessons of Lincoln’s 1838 Springfield Illinois Lyceum Speech for the Current Crisis: Countermeasures Required to Defeat Cunning Demagogues Bent on Subversion

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Oct 2017

October 18, 2017

At Chinese Communist Party Congress, Xi Flaunts “New Era” as Authoritarianism Gets More Totalitarian; Apotheosis of Leader; Using Clueless Trump as Perfect Foil, Legalist Methods Advance; Beijing’s Biggest Domestic Problem Remains Total Lack of Legitimacy For Oppressive One-Party Regime; Belt and Road Projects Serve As Bait To Lure Victims Into Sino-Centric World; Will Europe, Recoiling From Trump, Be Hypnotized With Help of Mercenary Apologists?; As Seasons Change Along the Potomac, Exploring the Roman, Celtic, and Christian Elements in the Problematic Festival of Halloween

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Oct 2017

October 17, 2017

New Threat of Nuclear War From North Korea; Stock Market Hits 23,000 and Trump Wants Praise for Prosperity; But At 18,000 He Correctly Called It a Bubble; Secessionist Puigdemont Won’t Say If Catalonia Has Seceded; Trump Eyes Alexander-Murray Compromise on Obamacare Cost Sharing Reductions; Send Him a Message During Obamacare Open Enrollment, Nov. 1-Dec. 15; Bannon Discredited By His Support for Lobbyist Gillespie in Virginia; Recalling Sheridan’s Victory at Cedar Creek VA on October 19, 1864, Which Guaranteed Lincoln’s Victory in the Presidential Election Two Weeks Later

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Oct 2017

October 16, 2017

In CBS Nation Tracker Poll, 58% Understand That Trump’s Tax Cuts Benefit the Wealthy, While Only 18% See Tax Relief for Middle Class; Diehard Trump Supporters Stagnant at 19%, While Strong Opponents of Regime Increase to 42% From 41%; Three Weeks Before Election Day in New Jersey, Democrat Murphy Has 18 Point Lead Over Christie Clone Guadagno; In Virginia, Pseudo-Populist Bannon Scrambling to Save Washington DC Lobbyist “Enron Ed” Gillespie From Defeat at Hands of Northam; But Beware Kremlin; The Greatest Virginian of Civil War Was George H. Thomas, the Rock of Chickamauga

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Oct 2017

October 14, 2017 WCR

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After Delphic Oct. 5 “Calm Before the Storm” Riddle and Corker’s Oct. 8 World War III Warning, Regime Going Berserk In All Directions; U.S. Now On Collision Course With Iran and North Korea Amid Reports of New Nuclear Arms Race; Allies Needlessly Antagonized by Threat to JCPOA; Dastardly Betrayal of Americans of Puerto Rico Continues; Midnight Decree Guts Obamacare Cost Sharing Subsidies, Endangering Coverage for Millions; Fraudulent Placebo Insurance Touted as Freedom of Choice by Reactionary Talkers Rushing to Tranquillize Victims; Attack on First Amendment Escalates; Many Left Liberal Mush-Heads Still Clueless on War Avoidance Through Strategic Defense; Barcelona Secessionists Lose Momentum As Puigdemont Stalls

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Oct 2017

October 12, 2017

In Rare White House Press Briefing, Kelly Offers No Reassurances About Corker’s World War III Warning; Disoriented Press Corps Poses Soap Opera Questions; Trump’s Illegal Executive Order Opens New Phase in Sabotage of Obamacare; ACA Individual Mandate Flagrantly Disregarded; Move Will Stoke Race To The Bottom Among States Seeking to Peddle Fake, Substandard Insurance Policies Nationwide; Essential Health Benefits and Pre-Existing Conditions Ban Get the Axe; Goal is to Gut Obamacare; Lincoln’s 1838 Lyceum Speech On Cunning Demagogues and the Moods They Prey On

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Oct 2017

October 11, 2017

Still Few Details on Tuesday’s White House Situation Room Meeting of Trump, Tillerson, Mattis, Dunford, McMaster; Misunderstanding War Warnings, 1941-2017; Identity Politics Epistemology Cripples Democratic Party Response to Overriding Strategic Emergency Signaled by Corker World War III Alert; NBC Reports Trump Eyed Big Increase in Offensive Nukes; Wise Handlers Must Focus Him Instead on Crash Program for Space-Based Laser ABM Systems; Trump Hints at Using FCC Broadcasting Licenses to Muzzle Television Critics of Regime; Tactic Already Failed When Tried By Nixon-Agnew

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Oct 2017

October 10, 2017

Trump, Mattis, Tillerson, Dunford Get Special Briefing on North Korea in Situation Room; Is War Imminent?; Republican Aiders and Abettors of Trump Attempting to Smother Explosive World War III Issue Raised By Corker; Wrecking of Iran Nuclear Accord Next on Agenda; Catalonian Secessionist Puigdemont Blinks; Wrecking Ball Bannon Announces Primary Challenges to All GOP Senators Up In 2018 Except Cruz; On Double Ten Day, Recalling Dr. Sun Yat-Sen of China, Who Inspired the Chinese Revolution of 1911 and the First Republic in Asia

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Oct 2017

October 9, 2017

Consider This a War Warning: Sen. Corker Says Trump’s Reckless Threats Can Put U.S. “On The Path to World War III”; Full Details of Danger Not Yet Clear; Erratic Tweets Said To Disrupt Sensitive Negotiations; GOP Senators Acutely Aware of Existential Peril, But Too Craven to Act; 400,000 March in Barcelona to Protest Catalonian Secessionism; Will Elitists Around Puigdemont Back Down This Week?; Before Columbus: How The Florentine Circle Of Toscanelli, Brunelleschi, Ficino, Alberti, and Cusanus Studied Greek Antiquity to Launch Modern Geography and Long-Distance Navigation

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Oct 2017

October 7, 2017 WCR

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“The Calm Before the Storm”: Will It Be Another War, Or Indictments Against The Regime?; Mueller Team Interviews Author of Kompromat Dossier; GOP Budget Resolutions Feature Killer Cuts to Social Programs Trump Had Vowed to Defend; $1.5 Trillion in Tax Cuts For Super-Rich Eyed; Catalonia Needs An End to Austerity and Enhanced Autonomy as Part of Spain, Not the Reckless Adventure of Secessionism Under Plutocrat Clique Around Puigdemont; Major Economic Interests Flee Barcelona As Secessionist Trolls Harass Reporters; Ban on Bump Stocks Might Pass Because Fanatics Lack Obama As Enemy Image

 

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Oct 2017

October 5, 2017

GOP Sen. Burr Wants to Withhold 2016 Social Media Ads Purchased by Pro-Russian Interests, But Senate Collusion Inquiry Continues; Desperate Republicans in Eleventh-Hour Push to Shut Down Russiagate Probes Before Indictments Hit; As Active Measures Continue, American Public Has Absolute Right to See Foreign-Sponsored Political Ads Now, Before Virginia and New Jersey Elections In Early November; Public Needs to See That GOP Wedge Issues and GRU Divide and Conquer Propaganda Share Same Method; Political Realism in TV Drama Proves Elusive; Violence in Classical Drama Not Gratuitous

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Oct 2017

October 4, 2017

Tillerson Denies Wanting to Quit; Sources Tell NBC He Strongly Opposed Trump On Value of North Korea Talks, Afghanistan Force Structure, Iran Nuclear Accord, Quarreling Gulf Monarchies, Role of Kushner, Boy Scout Address, and If “President Speaks For Himself;” Catalan Secessionist Puigdemont Asks International Mediation, But Break With Madrid May Come Monday; Is Trump’s Talk of Canceling Puerto Rico’s $75 Billion Debt Just Another Throwaway Line?; Mulvaney of OMB Assures Banks It’s Not Serious; Emerging Las Vegas Narrative Remains Problematic on Timeline and Number of Shooters

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Oct 2017

October 3, 2017

For Puerto Rico Aid and Reconstruction, Trump Must Drop Cost Accounting and Follow Franklin D. Roosevelt’s December 1940 Call to “Get Rid of That Silly Foolish Old Dollar Sign” and Truman’s 1948 Marshal Plan, This Time For Hurricane-Stricken Areas; Still Many Problems With Bizarre Official Story of Las Vegas Massacre, Including Time Line and Motive; Current Regime Has Failed to “Keep Us Safe”; Will There Be Consequences?; “American Horror Story” Explores Demarcation Between Reality and Nightmare in “Election Night” Episode; Rare Glimmers of Realism in Alienated Wasteland of TV Drama

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Oct 2017

October 2, 2017

Many Unanswered Questions Regarding Las Vegas Shootings; Up to 20 Minutes of Gunfire From Fully Automatic Weapon or Weapons With High-Capacity Magazines, Belts, or Drums; Catalonian Independence Movement is Futile Exercise in Chaos; Current Tragic Situation Rooted in Reactionary Prime Minister Rajoy’s 2012 Rejection of Catalonian Demands to Moderate Austerity Measures in Midst of European “Sovereign Debt Crisis”; Wall Street’s Vulture Fund Attack on Spain and Other “PIIGS” Helped Support Dollar After 2008 World Derivatives Panic; Time to End Austerity!

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Oct 2017

September 30, 2017 WCR

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No “Good News Story”: San Juan’s Mayor Cruz Brands Trump’s Woefully Inadequate Puerto Rico Relief Effort As “Close to Genocide”; Gen. Honoré Confirms Aid Is “Slow and Small”; Urges New Commander To Order Air Drops and Break Rules of Bureaucratic Cost Accounting to Save Lives; White House Losing Contact With Objective Reality as Failures, Scandals, and Crises Multiply; Sen. Nelson (D-FL) Calls For Debt Relief For Puerto Rico, But Interests of Vulture Fund Bondholders Dominate Oval Office; Jet-Setting HHS Secretary Price Ousted For Private Charter Flights That Are Dwarfed By Trump’s Costly Weekend Junkets; Price Was Directing Efforts to Wreck Obamacare by Stealth Sabotage