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Ivanka Trump -- Lady Macbeth of Trump administration

Ivanka was behind bombing Syria of false pretext of chemical attack in April 2017.
 From this point she has blood on  her hands

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In four months after the publication several "US warlords", which were the political force which greatly helped Trump to win the election were gone (Generals  Michael Flynn, H.R. McMaster) with John F Kelly and Mattis barely "hanging in", energy executive Tillerson was replaced with neocon Pompeo

Several "Ivanka" people (Hope Hicks) were also shown the door and Kushner, Ivanka were sidelined. 

According to Wolff, Bannon clamed that Ivanka is "dumb as a brick". That does not make her less dangerous.  As  Ilana Mercer wrote on Dec 21, 2018 (Meet The Kushners First Couple In-Waiting):

If Breitbart.com is to be believed -- and it should -- Ivanka was the one to give Bannon the boot (or, rather, the Choo ): "Trump's daughter Ivanka pushed Bannon out because of his 'far-right views' clashing with her [recently acquired] Jewish faith." (Funny that, because my own rightist views clash not at all with my Jewish faith.)

"Jarvanka" (the Jared-Ivanka organism) were also said to have orchestrated the ousting of the last of the old MAGA Guard, John Kelly, aforementioned, a most excellent man. Kelly took his role as chief of staff seriously. He was a hardliner who limited Ivanka's access to Pater.

One of Trump's superb personnel choices, Kelly's fate, however, was sealed when he stated how sick-and-tired he was of the first daughter "playing government." The Goldman-Sachs wing of the White House, commandeered by the Kushners, had always wished him away. So, Kelly got the Choo , too.  Of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, archconservative Heather Mac Donald observed the following: Sessions was "the only member of the Trump administration who was absolutely staunch in speaking up for the right of Americans to determine what the character of their country should be."

It takes a strong woman (Mac Donald) to recognize a scheming one. Mac Donald has recently expressed "'no confidence' that the president will stop being advised by his daughter, Ivanka Trump, on the issue of immigration."

Following the midterms, the not-so-sleepy sleeper cell of leftist social climbers in the Trump administration moved to pack the court. It was out with the old (Kelly and Sessions), and in with the Nauert, the reference being to the "nomination [to the UN] of former Fox anchor and State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert."

Again, the reason for selecting Ms. Nauert, a former "Fox & Friends" host, was that she is "telegenic." The order came from " Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner [ who declared Nauert] 'a favorite and pushed for her selection.'"

Telegenic, too, is 36-year-old Nick Ayers. He was slated to replace Gen. Kelly. Why? Because he " had the endorsements of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump ."

It so happened that Ayers chose not to play. A trial balloon was quickly floated, but was punctured just as fast. The idea that Jared would be chief of staff was just too preposterous. But oh, the audacity of that fleeting experiment!

So, here we are. The promised land (America) is without the promised Wall. But, liberal legislation in hand, the "Honorable" Kushners ( so listed ) are off to hobnob at the World Economic Forum in Davos, in January of 2019 .

First Lady Melania has been shoved aside, or ceremonially shivved, to use prison parlance. The first couple in-waiting will get to press flesh with local and global elites, while flashing their liberal credentials: criminal justice reform.


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[Jul 05, 2019] Ivanka and Jared are going to be a liability for the reelection of Trump

Notable quotes:
"... But to me, she looks like – among other things – a clever manipulator in her, relatively short radius. Yet, although the US is no.1. as world power, she is no match for any real world politician, anywhere. Not just now; anytime in the future. ..."
"... Her "visibility" is a confluence of a few fleeting influences. Basically, fate has favored her for the time being (I'm not talking about morals etc.). But, to think that she's capable of much more is to entertain the idea that Trump is, all the time, playing 6-dimensional chess. ..."
"... Ivanka took her conversion to Judaism to an almost insane level. This comes from the Rabbi's involved in her conversion. She is an even more hard core Zionist than "daddy dearest", if that is even humanly possible ..."
"... Two days ago I commented on Breitbart that good or bad G20, Trump looked foolish toting Ivanka along. Response: Oh yeah, he should have brought AOC, that would have been much better, you idiot. Me: So Trump's only choice was Ivanka or AOC? None of the hundreds of attorneys or diplomats who have devoted careers to international trade negotiations? ..."
Jul 05, 2019 | www.unz.com

The Alarmist, July 5, 2019 at 7:56 am GMT 100 Words

Meow!

Because however loud the calls for Ivanka's ouster have gotten . Ivanka just digs those stilettoes in. She won't be budged. She refuses to take a hint.

Amazing how deaf fathers can be when it comes to their daughters. Surprising he didn't dispose of Jared by making him Secy of Education or some shizzle like that.

Anon [424] Disclaimer , says: Next New Comment July 5, 2019 at 9:03 am GMT

Ivankita and Jaredcito are going to be a liability for the reelection of daddy . Does`t Ivankita realizes it ?

Felix Krull , says: Next New Comment July 5, 2019 at 9:27 am GMT

Here's a solid surmise: Trump dare not cross his daughter who is intent on riding his coattails to things far greater.

That is the most naive surmise I've ever heard. Do you also believe that Trump bombed Syria because Ivanka got mopey over some snuff photos?

Bardon Kaldian , says: Next New Comment July 5, 2019 at 10:15 am GMT

Ilana seems to think, referencing Wolff (and arguing with his position), that IKT is a sort of Machiavellian (although inexperienced) woman greedy for power who, well, should not be underestimated.

Of course no one should be underestimated.

But to me, she looks like – among other things – a clever manipulator in her, relatively short radius. Yet, although the US is no.1. as world power, she is no match for any real world politician, anywhere. Not just now; anytime in the future.

She seems to be one of those people who are lucky for a period of time, but soon disappear from the scene. Her "visibility" is a confluence of a few fleeting influences. Basically, fate has favored her for the time being (I'm not talking about morals etc.). But, to think that she's capable of much more is to entertain the idea that Trump is, all the time, playing 6-dimensional chess.

Of course- not. Life is not like that.

Johnny Walker Read , says: Next New Comment July 5, 2019 at 12:35 pm GMT

Trump's(Ivanka)Hebrew name is "Yael." In the Book of Judges, a woman named Yael came upon the enemy king Sisera, who had fled from battle with the Isralites. She fed and sheltered him until he fell asleep. Then she killed him by using a mallet to drive a tent peg into his skull.

Ivanka took her conversion to Judaism to an almost insane level. This comes from the Rabbi's involved in her conversion. She is an even more hard core Zionist than "daddy dearest", if that is even humanly possible. Ivanka believes she is now a chosenite of the highest order and is therefore destined to rule over all us insignificant little Goys. Yael's greatest concern is rising antisemitism here in the US of Israel.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/ivanka-trump-concerned-about-rising-anti-semitism-drop-in-israel-support/

Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid , says: Next New Comment July 5, 2019 at 12:46 pm GMT

Many of our MAGApedes still think Ivanka's great because Trump is God Emperor.

Two days ago I commented on Breitbart that good or bad G20, Trump looked foolish toting Ivanka along. Response: Oh yeah, he should have brought AOC, that would have been much better, you idiot. Me: So Trump's only choice was Ivanka or AOC? None of the hundreds of attorneys or diplomats who have devoted careers to international trade negotiations?

Response: I would take Ivanka over any single "professional" negotiator of the past 30 years – hands down.

I think the sage commenters at Unz underestimate just how entrenched God Emperor's fanatic support remains. And apparently this support extends to Jarvanka.

Johnny Walker Read , says: Next New Comment July 5, 2019 at 12:55 pm GMT

Let us not forget the words of General George Cornwallis in 1781.

"Your churches will be used to teach the Jew's religion and in less than two hundred years, the whole nation will be working for divine world government. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire. All religions will be permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they will all be under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry."

Did this man nail it or what?

https://www.henrymakow.com/the_united_states_is_a_masonic.html

Jacques Sheete , says: Next New Comment July 5, 2019 at 1:53 pm GMT
@Johnny Walker Read lives." (p. 287)

In the words of a speaker at a secret B'nai Brith meeting in Paris in 1936:

"Yet it remains our secret that those Gentiles who betray their own and most precious interests, by joining us in our plot should never know that these associations are of our creation and that they serve our purpose

"One of the many triumphs of our Freemasonry is that those Gentiles who become members of our Lodges, should never suspect that we are using them to build their own jails, upon whose terraces we shall erect the throne of our Universal King of Israel; and should never know that we are commanding them to forge the chains of their own servility to our future King of the World."

Republic , says: Next New Comment July 5, 2019 at 2:33 pm GMT
@Johnny Walker Read poke to Washington in 1781

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Williams_(engineer)

He spent most of the period from 1770 to 1785 in England

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Cornwallis,_1st_Marquess_Cornwallis

Cornwallis never met Washington

Cornwallis, apparently not wanting to face Washington, claimed to be ill on the day of the surrender, and sent Brigadier General Charles O'Hara in his place to surrender his sword formally. Washington had his second-in-command, Benjamin Lincoln, accept Cornwallis' sword

[Mar 25, 2019] Meet The Kushners First Couple In-Waiting by Ilana Mercer

Highly recommended!
More entertaining writing then Wolff's
Dec 21, 2018 | www.unz.com

In itself, criminal justice reform for non-violent offenders is not anathema to Trump's libertarian supporters (check).

For what it symbolizes in the broader political context, however, the passing of the First Step Act -- as the criminal justice reform bill is called -- is a bit of an abomination.

Good or bad, the First Step Act is Jared Kushner's baby. And Kushner, Trump's liberal son-in-law, should not be having legislative coups!

Yes, Jared and Ivanka are on a tear. The midterm congressional elections of President Trump's first-term have culminated in a legislative victory for an anemic man, who provides a perfect peg on which to hang the forceful first daughter's ambition.

In no time at all have Jared and Ivanka Trump moved to consolidate power. This, as intellects like the Steven Bannon and Stephen Miller were either fired, or confined to the basement, so to speak.

Today, Bannon is just a flinty glint in Ivanka's eyes. But by January, 2017, the president's former White House chief strategist had already "assembled a list of more than 200 executive orders to issue in the first 100 days. The very first EO, in his view, had to be a crackdown on immigration. After all, it was one of Trump's core campaign promises." So said Bannon to Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House .

Many a pundit has suggested that Trump give a kick-ass rah-rah address to explain immigration to the nation.

Nonsense on stilts. The Make America Great Again (S.O.S.) agenda needed to be explained daily and repetitively by someone with a brain. It should have been MAGA every morning with Steve Miller, or Gen. John Kelly or Kirstjen Nielsen. Instead, we got stumblebum Sarah Huckabee issuing a meek, meandering daily apologia.

About that promise to put in place only "the best of people": Ice princess Kirstjen Nielsen is super smart with a cool temperament and looks to match. Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen had been brought into the Trump Administration by retired United States Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, formerly White House chief of staff. Nielsen might not be optimal in her current position. But she would've made a great MAGA mouthpiece.

It's quite clear that President Trump's promise to hire only "the best" ought to have begun with firing The Family. Instead, Mr. Kushner's national security portfolio has expanded in a manner incommensurate with his skills. It now includes, I believe, China, Mexico, Iraq, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

The same can be said of Ivanka, who was soon briefing the South Korean president on sanctions against North Korea. That Ivanka lacked a permanent security clearance was the least of the country's worries, given Steve Bannon's assessment of her cerebral acuity: "as dumb as a brick" .

Alas, political connections ensured that two branding experts beat Braveheart Bannon of the mighty Breitbart.com! "'The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over," he lamented, in August of 2017.

If Breitbart.com is to be believed -- and it should -- Ivanka was the one to give Bannon the boot (or, rather, the Choo ): "Trump's daughter Ivanka pushed Bannon out because of his 'far-right views' clashing with her [recently acquired] Jewish faith." (Funny that, because my own rightist views clash not at all with my Jewish faith.)

"Jarvanka" (the Jared-Ivanka organism) were also said to have orchestrated the ousting of the last of the old MAGA Guard, John Kelly, aforementioned, a most excellent man. Kelly took his role as chief of staff seriously. He was a hardliner who limited Ivanka's access to Pater.

One of Trump's superb personnel choices, Kelly's fate, however, was sealed when he stated how sick-and-tired he was of the first daughter "playing government." The Goldman-Sachs wing of the White House, commandeered by the Kushners, had always wished him away. So, Kelly got the Choo , too.
Of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, archconservative Heather Mac Donald observed the following: Sessions was "the only member of the Trump administration who was absolutely staunch in speaking up for the right of Americans to determine what the character of their country should be."

It takes a strong woman (Mac Donald) to recognize a scheming one. Mac Donald has recently expressed "'no confidence' that the president will stop being advised by his daughter, Ivanka Trump, on the issue of immigration."

Following the midterms, the not-so-sleepy sleeper cell of leftist social climbers in the Trump administration moved to pack the court. It was out with the old (Kelly and Sessions), and in with the Nauert, the reference being to the "nomination [to the UN] of former Fox anchor and State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert."

Again, the reason for selecting Ms. Nauert, a former "Fox & Friends" host, was that she is "telegenic." The order came from " Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner [ who declared Nauert] 'a favorite and pushed for her selection.'"

Telegenic, too, is 36-year-old Nick Ayers. He was slated to replace Gen. Kelly. Why? Because he " had the endorsements of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump ."

It so happened that Ayers chose not to play. A trial balloon was quickly floated, but was punctured just as fast. The idea that Jared would be chief of staff was just too preposterous. But oh, the audacity of that fleeting experiment!

So, here we are. The promised land (America) is without the promised Wall. But, liberal legislation in hand, the "Honorable" Kushners ( so listed ) are off to hobnob at the World Economic Forum in Davos, in January of 2019 .

First Lady Melania has been shoved aside, or ceremonially shivved, to use prison parlance. The first couple in-waiting will get to press flesh with local and global elites, while flashing their liberal credentials: criminal justice reform.

Oh how fun it is to schmooze the gilded globalists, rather than to woo Trump voters.

Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian column since 1999. She is the author of " Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa " (2011) & " The Trump Revolution: The Donald's Creative Destruction Deconstructed " (June, 2016). She's on Twitter , Facebook , Gab & YouTube

[Mar 25, 2019] Is Ivanka lady Mackbeth of Trump presidency?

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Ivanka got upset watching a piece of Wag the Dog nonsense and begged daddy to blow up the "bad guys". ..."
Apr 12, 2017 | thesaker.is
The thought occurred to me, what if Trump did this as a "give them enough rope to hang themselves" maneuver, where he "finds out" the chemical attack intelligence was false, and then goes after everyone who pushed it, "you're fired", as well as the each media that beat the celebratory war drums, as a showcase of "fake news" examples. That would sure catch them off guard, ha. But I don't think Trump is that Machiavellian, more like a real estate salesperson than a chess master. But that idea, if applied, might save Trump from the trap he is in, and turn things around, no?

Trump's man could visit Moscow and say, yeah it looked bad but we did it to get the hawks feeding the president false intelligence to out themselves so we could fire them using the fabricated intelligence as the reason, and also to identify the honest brokers who held firm. Surely a good way to find out who your friends are vs who works for the Machine. But again, i don't see it likely unless someone suggested to Trump, and even then very unlikely to pan out when Trump is so surrounded by folks of the opposite persuasion.

Anonymous on April 11, 2017 , · at 2:33 am UTC

Well, live in hope but plan for the alternative.
HDan on April 11, 2017 , · at 2:20 pm UTC
The dog wiggles not through his tale. I'm also getting more and more the impression Trump is done for. He is now a doll, and the Handlers will fully unleash it onto the World, in the fashion .now let's see what happens if we turn this knob fully counter clockwise what will our nice little rag doll do
Gabriel the Seagull on April 11, 2017 , · at 5:16 pm UTC
That's exactly what I'm "concentrating" on being the "probable outcome" of all this
Really keeping fingers crossed like a fool but sometimes dreams come true.
Give them some rope to see how far they will go then, hang them "you're fired" with their own decisions and false news.
Standing with all of you folks
White whale on April 11, 2017 , · at 11:59 pm UTC
Trump theatrically sends a 59-missile tweet, and four "beautiful babies" in Syria become "collateral damage". ***
Several billion people take a sharp intake of breath and say: WTF?
A trillion collective hours are spent analysing, deconstructing, psychoanalysing:
WHYdid he do this, and why now?
Now we know.

Ivanka.

Ivanka got upset watching a piece of Wag the Dog nonsense and begged daddy to blow up the "bad guys".

Good to know, now that the world is standing at the very precipice of thermo-nuclear war, it's because Daddy's princess couldn't determine the difference between a Disneyesque cartoon and the diabolical mass-death a real "sarin" attack would precipitate.

****to paraphrase (and contort) Orwell, all "beautiful babies" are equal, but some beautiful babies just have to die if they are obstructing American "interests"

[Nov 21, 2018] Is Ivanka really that stupid

Notable quotes:
"... The content of the email is irrelevant to me. It's the appearance of the same disregard for rules that the rest of the swamp displays ..."
Nov 21, 2018 | the-fringe.com

The content of the email is irrelevant to me. It's the appearance of the same disregard for rules that the rest of the swamp displays . Of course she wasn't sending special access info, setting up her own server or trying to bypass FOIA. It's unprofessional and unnecessary. Nothing good can come from it.

RE: Is Ivanka really that stupid? (Posted: Yesterday, 02:59 PM) (This post was last modified: Yesterday, 03:02 PM by Dr Evil .)
(Yesterday, 01:47 PM)Яudis Wrote: I got this feeling She Is BAITING the Dems!

And I bet the Content of these Emails is Exceeding Low Security!

I Mean its NOT like She Bought a BlackBerry CellPhone/Email Server and 26 Blackberry Phones!
For her self and all her aids, So Send Top Security Government SECRETS!
To AVOID Using Gov Devices and Servers! Then Used BleachBit to SCRUB THe DRIVES!
Then Started SMASHING Laptops and Phones With Sledge Hammers!

I don't SEE Ivanka Murdering over 30 People to Cover a Career In CRIME and Corruption!

She is definitely baiting them. This is the statement from her spokesman:
Quote: Later today Ivanka's spokesman, Peter Mirijanian, released a blistering statement to the liberal anti-Trump press.

"Like most people, before entering into government service, Ms. Trump used a private email. When she entered the government, she was given a government email account for official use. While transitioning into government, until the White House provided her the same guidance they had to others who started before she did, Ms. Trump sometimes used her private account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family.

To address misinformation being peddled about Ms. Trump's personal email, she did not create a private server in her house or office, there was never classified information transmitted, the account was never transferred or housed at Trump Organization, no emails were ever deleted, and the emails have been retained in the official account in conformity with records preservation laws and rules.

When concerns were raised in the press 14 months ago, Ms. Trump reviewed and verified her email use with White House Counsel and explained the issue to congressional leaders. "

Note how that statement carefully mentions all the major crimes Killary committed in relation to her server. That's not an accident.

They're going to let the idiot media go on and on and on about this. Then sometime within the recent memory of the sheeple one of the Senate committees will release all the material on Killary's server and the sheeple will believe it since it comes from govt sources and they will wait expectantly for their beloved MSM to cover it as extensively as they covered Ivanka and they will witness nothing of the sort and millions of them will finally realise they've been being played like idiots by the media and because people hate that they will become very angry and that anger will drive them to review in their minds everything the media's been telling them since Trump was elected and when it's all over the Great Awakening will have a few million more converts. You need about 10% of the people to get on board with something before it becomes an avalanche because that's approximately the threshold where enough people in the office know the same things you do that you feel safe voicing your opinions at the water cooler without fear of ridicule.

That seems to be the plan and it'd be very interesting to know who leaked this to whom in the media because clearly this was a leak because otherwise why haven't the media previously covered it? Nothing is more vigorously defended than a vested interest disguised as an intellectual conviction.

[Jul 14, 2018] Ja>red and Ivanka's marriage is anything but normal

Ivanka is Lady Macbeth of Trump administration. She insisted Trump to bomb Syria of false pretences and he obliged.
Notable quotes:
"... Another source close to the couple, speaking to Esquire, put it more cynically, "Power, power, power, power. Jared's got plenty of money, but the only way he can separate himself from his family is power. They're a great match because that's also what Ivanka is after." ..."
Jul 14, 2018 | www.nickiswift.com

For all of the speculation and media scrutiny surrounding the Trump family, Jared and Ivanka's marriage actually shows no signs of strain. Granted, they play everything extremely close to the chest, but most normal marriages would falter under the stress of just the 24 hour media coverage, let alone the privacy intrusion of a presidential election. But Jared and Ivanka's marriage is anything but normal, and the introduction of the stressful world of politics has only seemed to strengthen their bond.

Telling Vogue that she believes "your choice of spouse is really everything," Ivanka said that Jared is her ideal partner because his drive and ambitions match her own. "His own dreams are bold, and I love that in someone," she also said.

Another source close to the couple, speaking to Esquire, put it more cynically, "Power, power, power, power. Jared's got plenty of money, but the only way he can separate himself from his family is power. They're a great match because that's also what Ivanka is after."

Read More: https://www.nickiswift.com/54196/whats-really-going-ivanka-trumps-marriage/s/theyre-unconventional-but-perfect-for-each-other/?utm_campaign=clip

[Aug 20, 2017] Mr. Bannon openly complained to White House colleagues that he resented how Ms. Trump would try to undo some of the major policy initiatives that he and Mr. Trump agreed were important to the presidents economic nationalist agenda

Notable quotes:
"... "Those days are over when Ivanka can run in and lay her head on the desk and cry," he told multiple people. ..."
"... Mr. Bannon made little secret of the fact that he believed "Javanka," as he referred to the couple behind their backs, had naïve political instincts and were going to alienate Mr. Trump's core coalition of white working-class voters. ..."
"... He also advised that ideological softening would buy the president no good will from Democrats or independent voters, whom Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump believe Mr. Trump still has a chance of reaching. ..."
"... "They hate the very mention of his name," Mr. Bannon told them. "There is no constituency for this." ..."
"... His advice for the president: "You've got the base. And you grow the base by getting" things done. ..."
Aug 20, 2017 | www.msn.com

With little process to speak of, tensions over policy swelled. Ideological differences devolved into caustic personality clashes. Perhaps nowhere was the mutual disgust thicker than between Mr. Bannon and Mr. Trump's daughter and son-in-law.

Mr. Bannon openly complained to White House colleagues that he resented how Ms. Trump would try to undo some of the major policy initiatives that he and Mr. Trump agreed were important to the president's economic nationalist agenda, like withdrawing from the Paris climate accords. In this sense, he was relieved when Mr. Kelly took over and put in place a structure that kept other aides from freelancing.

"Those days are over when Ivanka can run in and lay her head on the desk and cry," he told multiple people.

Mr. Bannon made little secret of the fact that he believed "Javanka," as he referred to the couple behind their backs, had naïve political instincts and were going to alienate Mr. Trump's core coalition of white working-class voters.

He told White House colleagues including the president that too many conservative Republicans in Congress would balk if Mr. Trump took their advice and showed more flexibility on immigration, particularly toward young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

He also advised that ideological softening would buy the president no good will from Democrats or independent voters, whom Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump believe Mr. Trump still has a chance of reaching.

"They hate the very mention of his name," Mr. Bannon told them. "There is no constituency for this."

His advice for the president: "You've got the base. And you grow the base by getting" things done.

[May 11, 2017] I'm Starting To Worry About Ivanka Trumps Moderating Influence by Jason Linkins

Syria strike is not mentioned, but this HaffPo junk after all ;-)
Notable quotes:
"... concocted out of thin air ..."
"... Ivanka Trump ― along with her husband, Jared Kushner ― has been thought to occupy rarified space within Trump's constellation of voices, if only because she is one Trump adviser that can never lose her job. ..."
"... And weeks ago, The New York Times reasserted Ivanka's bona fides depicting her as an "all-around confidante" for her father, an "adviser whose portfolio has few parameters," and one of the "highest-ranking women" in Trump's senior staff. ..."
May 11, 2017 | www.huffingtonpost.com
On the other hand it could be that Ivanka Trump is actually complicit in her father's decisions ( as is her husband , who reportedly backed Trump's decision to fire Comey) and all this talk about the way she has the unique power to steer her father from his most reckless decisions is just something that was ― I don't know ... concocted out of thin air ? Wow, you know, if that were the case, then her role as a White House adviser might have to be reassessed. But surely there's no need. Based on the way the media has covered Ivanka Trump over the past year, consistently asserting her as a "moderating influence," it's clear that the real story is that her ability to guide her father's decision-making process is now decidedly on the wane. Yeah, that has to be what's happening. In a way this is nothing new. Since its inception, the Trump White House has been a hothouse of factional infighting , with various players in opposing camps gaining or losing leverage over the president's decision-making process.

But Ivanka Trump ― along with her husband, Jared Kushner ― has been thought to occupy rarified space within Trump's constellation of voices, if only because she is one Trump adviser that can never lose her job.

... ... ...

And weeks ago, The New York Times reasserted Ivanka's bona fides depicting her as an "all-around confidante" for her father, an "adviser whose portfolio has few parameters," and one of the "highest-ranking women" in Trump's senior staff. According to this report, she and her father "trade thoughts from morning until late at night," and she has a role in reviewing "some executive orders before they are signed." Per the Times:

In interviews last week, she said she intended to act as a moderating force in an administration swept into office by nationalist sentiment. Other officials added that she had weighed in on topics including climate, deportation, education, and refugee policy.

However, the Times noted that there was scant evidence to indicate she'd ever actually successfully manifested this ability to influence her father's thinking or change his mind. Obviously, only a nattering nabob of negativism would suggest that she may, in fact, have actually been very influential to Trump's thinking all this while, or that she is personally approving of his policy choices and comfortable with the ethno-nationalist tinge to her father's politics. Nevertheless, Trump's decision to fire Comey ― along with his daughter's decision to not attempt to intervene ― demonstrates that she might be becoming an increasingly marginalized figure in her father's administration.

... ... ...

[May 11, 2017] Im Starting To Worry About Ivanka Trumps Moderating Influence by Jason Linkins

Syria strike is not mentioned, but this HaffPo after all ;-)
Notable quotes:
"... concocted out of thin air ..."
"... Ivanka Trump ― along with her husband, Jared Kushner ― has been thought to occupy rarified space within Trump's constellation of voices, if only because she is one Trump adviser that can never lose her job. ..."
"... And weeks ago, The New York Times reasserted Ivanka's bona fides depicting her as an "all-around confidante" for her father, an "adviser whose portfolio has few parameters," and one of the "highest-ranking women" in Trump's senior staff. ..."
May 11, 2017 | www.huffingtonpost.com
On the other hand it could be that Ivanka Trump is actually complicit in her father's decisions ( as is her husband , who reportedly backed Trump's decision to fire Comey) and all this talk about the way she has the unique power to steer her father from his most reckless decisions is just something that was ― I don't know ... concocted out of thin air ? Wow, you know, if that were the case, then her role as a White House adviser might have to be reassessed. But surely there's no need. Based on the way the media has covered Ivanka Trump over the past year, consistently asserting her as a "moderating influence," it's clear that the real story is that her ability to guide her father's decision-making process is now decidedly on the wane. Yeah, that has to be what's happening. In a way this is nothing new. Since its inception, the Trump White House has been a hothouse of factional infighting , with various players in opposing camps gaining or losing leverage over the president's decision-making process.

But Ivanka Trump ― along with her husband, Jared Kushner ― has been thought to occupy rarified space within Trump's constellation of voices, if only because she is one Trump adviser that can never lose her job.

... ... ...

And weeks ago, The New York Times reasserted Ivanka's bona fides depicting her as an "all-around confidante" for her father, an "adviser whose portfolio has few parameters," and one of the "highest-ranking women" in Trump's senior staff. According to this report, she and her father "trade thoughts from morning until late at night," and she has a role in reviewing "some executive orders before they are signed." Per the Times:

In interviews last week, she said she intended to act as a moderating force in an administration swept into office by nationalist sentiment. Other officials added that she had weighed in on topics including climate, deportation, education, and refugee policy.

However, the Times noted that there was scant evidence to indicate she'd ever actually successfully manifested this ability to influence her father's thinking or change his mind. Obviously, only a nattering nabob of negativism would suggest that she may, in fact, have actually been very influential to Trump's thinking all this while, or that she is personally approving of his policy choices and comfortable with the ethno-nationalist tinge to her father's politics. Nevertheless, Trump's decision to fire Comey ― along with his daughter's decision to not attempt to intervene ― demonstrates that she might be becoming an increasingly marginalized figure in her father's administration.

... ... ...

[May 07, 2017] The Empire Expands by Nomi Prins

Notable quotes:
"... The ways that Jared, " senior adviser to the president," and Ivanka, " assistant to the president," have already benefited from their links to "Dad" in the first 100 days of his presidency stagger the imagination. Ivanka's company, for instance, won three new trademarks for its products from China on the very day she dined with President Xi Jinping at her father's Palm Beach club. ..."
"... Here's where things get tricky. We can't pinpoint the exact gains generated from any one meeting of the next generation Trump. They rely on the idea that, because their brand was so huge to begin with, profits and deals would have come anyway. That's why we won't ever see their books or tax returns. ..."
"... The Trumps and Kushners will behave in ways that will benefit their global businesses. There's just one catch. They have to get away with it, legally speaking. So the first law of family business in the Oval Office turns out to be: get stellar legal counsel. And they've done that. Their lawyers have by now successfully created trusts that theoretically - but only theoretically - separate Ivanka from her businesses and deflect any accusations over activities that may, now or in the future, violate federal rules. And there are two of those in particular to consider. ..."
"... The Code of Federal Regulations is a set of rules published by the executive departments and agencies of the government. Title 18 section 208 of that code deals with "acts affecting a personal financial interest." This criminal conflict of interest statute states "an officer or employee of the executive branch of the United States Government" can't have a "financial interest" in the result of their duties. ..."
"... New York Times ..."
"... Forbes ..."
"... Ivanka noted in her book, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life ..."
"... Making the future yet murkier, the family may be on the precipice of major problems. The most striking of them: Kushner's marquee building, 666 Fifth Ave (an 80-story, ultra-luxury Manhattan skyscraper) has a greater than 25% vacancy rate . It hasn't made enough money to even cover its interest payments for several years, and in two years it will have to pay principal as well on its $1.2 billion mortgage. That's going to hurt if foreign companies don't step in to staunch the flow of dollars out of the firm and that, undoubtedly, could require a quid pro quo ..."
May 02, 2017 | www.unz.com

President Trump, his children and their spouses, aren't just using the Oval Office to augment their political legacy or secure future riches. Okay, they certainly are doing that, but that's not the most useful way to think about what's happening at the moment. Everything will make more sense if you reimagine the White House as simply the newest branch of the Trump family business empire, its latest outpost.

It turns out that the voters who cast their ballots for Donald Trump, the patriarch, got a package deal for his whole clan. That would include, of course, first daughter Ivanka who, along with her husband, Jared Kushner, is now a key political adviser to the president of the United States. Both now have offices in the White House close to him. They have multiple security clearances , access to high-level leaders whenever they visit the Oval Office or Mar-a-Lago, and the perfect formula for the sort of brand-enhancement that now seems to come with such eminence. President Trump may have an exceedingly " flexible " attitude toward policymaking generally, but in one area count on him to be stalwart and immobile: his urge to run the White House like a business, a family business.

The ways that Jared, " senior adviser to the president," and Ivanka, " assistant to the president," have already benefited from their links to "Dad" in the first 100 days of his presidency stagger the imagination. Ivanka's company, for instance, won three new trademarks for its products from China on the very day she dined with President Xi Jinping at her father's Palm Beach club.

In a similar fashion, thanks to her chance to socialize with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, her company could be better positioned for deal negotiations in his country. One of those perks of family power includes nearing a licensing agreement with Japanese apparel giant Sanei International , whose parent company's largest stakeholder is the Development Bank of Japan - an entity owned by the Japanese government. We are supposed to buy the notion that the concurrent private viewing of Ivanka's products in Tokyo was a coincidence of the scheduling fairy. Yet since her father became president, you won't be surprised to learn that global sales of her merchandise have more or less gone through the roof .

Here's where things get tricky. We can't pinpoint the exact gains generated from any one meeting of the next generation Trump. They rely on the idea that, because their brand was so huge to begin with, profits and deals would have come anyway. That's why we won't ever see their books or tax returns.

Conflicts of interest? They now permeate the halls of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but none of this will affect or change one thing President Trump holds dear - and believe it or not, it's not the wishes of his base in the American heartland. It's advancing his flesh and blood, and their flesh-and-blood-once-removed spouses and relatives.

Federal Regulations and Trump Family Interpretations

The Trumps and Kushners will behave in ways that will benefit their global businesses. There's just one catch. They have to get away with it, legally speaking. So the first law of family business in the Oval Office turns out to be: get stellar legal counsel. And they've done that. Their lawyers have by now successfully created trusts that theoretically - but only theoretically - separate Ivanka from her businesses and deflect any accusations over activities that may, now or in the future, violate federal rules. And there are two of those in particular to consider.

The Code of Federal Regulations is a set of rules published by the executive departments and agencies of the government. Title 18 section 208 of that code deals with "acts affecting a personal financial interest." This criminal conflict of interest statute states "an officer or employee of the executive branch of the United States Government" can't have a "financial interest" in the result of their duties. What that should mean, legally speaking, for a family occupying the executive office is: Ivanka could not have dinner with the president of China while her business was applying for and receiving provisional approval of pending trademarks from his country, if one of those acts might impact the other. To an outsider, the connection between those acts seems obvious enough and it's bound to be typical of what's to come.

Meanwhile, there are real penalties for being convicted of violating this rule. These include fines or imprisonment or both as set forth in section 216 of Title 18.

Certain lawyers have argued that Ivanka's and Jared's appointments don't violate Rule 208 or other nepotism statutes because they are not paid advisers to the president. In other words, because Ivanka doesn't get a salary for her service to her uh, country conflicts automatically vanish. She's already done her Trumptilian best to demonstrate her affinity for ethical behavior by cordoning herself off from her business responsibilities (sort of). According to the New York Times , "Ivanka has transferred her brand's assets into a trust overseen by her brother-in-law, Josh Kushner, and sister-in-law, Nicole Meyer." Phew, no family connections there! Or maybe she just doesn't care for her siblings-in-law.

But not all assets, it turns out, are created equal. So the daughter-in-chief will, it seems, keep her stake in the Trump International Hotel, a 15-minute stroll from the White House, which just happens to boast "the Ivanka Trump Suite " and " The Spa by Ivanka Trump ." ("The Spa by Ivanka Trump™ and Fitness Center transitions guests from the Technogym setting of the Fitness Center to the tranquil spa haven that is calming, balancing, purifying, revitalizing, and healing ") There, many a foreign diplomat or special interest mogul can "calm, energize, [and] restore" himself or herself, while angling for an "in" with the family. We don't know precisely the nature of what the Trump family stands to gain from the hotel because its books aren't made public, but it's reasonable to assume that we're not talking losses. Besides this other D.C. domain, Ivanka and Jared will remain the beneficiaries of their mutual business empires now valued at about three quarters of a billion dollars, according to White House ethics filings.

But wait. There's an even more explicit rule against using public office (like, say, the White House) for private gain: Title 5 section 2635.702 . On that subject, the section states that "an employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service, or enterprise, or for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity."

Okay, that's wordy. And though the rule doesn't apply to the president or vice president - we have Nelson Rockefeller to thank for that, but more on him later - for any other executive office position, the rule explains that "status as an employee is unaffected by pay or leave status." That means that you can't say someone is not an employee just because she isn't drawing a paycheck, which means she isn't, in fact, exempt just because she can't show a W-2 form.

The second rule of family business is undoubtedly: control the means of enforcement. And President Trump just got his man onto the Supreme Court, so even if ethical charges rose to the highest court in the land, the family has at least a little insurance.

Bankers and Presidents: A Walk Through History

The idea of powerful bloodlines collaborating is nothing new in either business or politics. At the turn of the twentieth century, mogul families routinely intermarried to spawn yet more powerful and profitable business empires. And when it comes to Oval Office politics, American history is littered with multi-generational public servants with blood ties to presidents. Abraham Lincoln's oldest son, Robert, a Republican, served as secretary of war in the administrations of Presidents James Garfield and Chester Arthur, and finally as U.S. minister to Great Britain during President Benjamin Harrison 's administration. Dwight D. Eisenhower's son, John, became a decorated brigadier-general, served as assistant staff secretary in the White House while his father was in office and was later appointed ambassador to Belgium under President Richard Nixon (once his father's vice-president). But neither of them inflated the coffers of the family business in the process.

Whether family business connections might influence prominent figures in the White House isn't a subject new to the Trump era either. In 1974, when Gerald Ford, who took over the presidency after Richard Nixon's impeachment, nominated Nelson Rockefeller to be his vice president, Nelson's brother David ran the Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase). Questions naturally arose about the notorious wealth and political reach of the Rockefeller family. Nelson, the grandson of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, had even worked at the bank and had been on the boards of multiple oil companies.

That same year, the Department of Justice conveniently concluded that conflict of interest laws did not apply to the office of the vice president - but not before Democratic Senator Robert Byrd asked, "Can't we at least agree that the influence is there, that it is a tremendous influence, that it is more influence than any president or vice president ever had?" And yet, as fabulously wealthy and linked in as Nelson Rockefeller was, his situation doesn't even compare to the family business tangle in the Trump White House.

There have been other family members than the Trumps and Jared Kushner in positions of significance in the White House. When, for instance, Woodrow Wilson fell gravely ill in 1919, his second wife, Edith, stepped in to act on his behalf, essentially running the government in a blanket of secrecy from his bedside. Her intention, however, was never to make hay with a family business, but to ensure that her husband's policies prevailed. The two Bush presidents, with a business and banking legacy that snaked back a century, were elected, not handed power. And though Bill Clinton's reign in the Oval Office enabled wife Hillary to garner enough public recognition (and banking connections) to successfully run for senator in New York State, become secretary of state under President Obama, and launch two ultimately unsuccessful presidential bids, the Clintons only became super-wealthy after Bill's time in office. Though their charity foundation's ties to foreign governments remain suspect, they never had a private business while Bill was in the White House.

What can't be found in the historical record is someone's child, wife, or relations holding court in the West Wing while expanding a family business, no less a network of them. The present situation, in other words, is unique in the annals of American history. Only 100 days into Donald Trump's presidency, he already has something of the look of the authoritarian kleptocrats elsewhere on the planet who siphon state wealth into their own bank accounts and businesses.

And remember, the Trump empire is also the Kushner empire. Jared's family business depends on global investors hailing from countries that just happen to be in his White House portfolio. He, for example, led the efforts to prepare for the state visit to Mar-a-Lago of the Chinese president (while the Kushner business was engaged in high-level talks with a major Chinese financial conglomerate). A Russian state-owned bank under U.S. sanctions whose chairman met with Jared in December referred to him as the head of Kushner Companies, though he was already visibly if not yet officially a Trump adviser.

He is similarly the administration's point man for Middle East "peace," even though his family has financial relationships with Israel . Meanwhile, in his role as head of the newly formed White House Office of American Innovation, the potential opportunities to fuse government and private business opportunities are likely to prove endless.

Nepotism on Parade

Faced with the dynasty-crushing possibility of selling his business or even placing it in a blind trust, Donald Trump chose instead to let his two older sons, Eric and Donald Jr., manage it. Talk about smoke and mirrors. While speaking with Forbes in March, Eric indicated that he would provide his father with updates on the Trump Organization "quarterly" - but who truly believes that father and sons won't discuss the family empire far more frequently than that?

The family has already racked up a laundry list of global conflicts of interest that suggest ways in which the White House is likely to become a moneymaking vehicle for the Trump line. There's Turkey, for instance, where the Trump Organization already has a substantial investment, and where President Trump recently called President Recip Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on his power-grabbing, anti-democratic victory in a disputed election to change the country's constitution. Given Trump business interests globally, you could multiply that call by the world.

Meanwhile, Ivanka's brand isn't just doing business as usual, it's killing it. Since 2017, according to the Associated Press, "global sales of Ivanka Trump merchandise have surged." As a sign of that, the brand's imports, mostly from China, have more than doubled over the previous year. As for her husband, he remained the CEO of Kushner Companies through January, only then abdicating his management role in that real-estate outfit and 58 other businesses, though remaining the sole primary beneficiary of most of the associated family trusts. His and Ivanka's children are secondary beneficiaries. That means any policy decision he promotes could, for better or worse, affect the family business and it doesn't take a genius to know which of those options he's likely to choose.

Kleptocrats, Inc.

Despite an already mind-boggling set of existing conflicts of interest, ranging from business affiliations with oligarchs connected to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard to the Secret Service and the Pentagon leasing space in Trump Tower (for at least $3 million per year), the Trump family business is now looking to the glorious, long haul. The family is already scouting for a second hotel in Washington. Trump has reportedly used nearly $500,000 from early campaign money raised for his own 2020 presidential bid to bolster the biz. It's evidently been poured into "Trump-owned restaurants, hotels and golf clubs," as well as rent at Trump Tower in New York City.

According to the latest polls, the majority of registered voters believe that the installation of Ivanka and Jared in the White House is inappropriate. But that could matter less to Donald Trump. Ask Stephen Bannon or Chris Christie what happens when Ivanka or Jared don't like you. That's the family version of mob-style power.

Ivanka noted in her book, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life , that "in business, as in life, nothing is ever handed to you." Except, of course, when your father is president and he hands you the keys to grow the family business on a silver platter.

Four decades ago, at a Senate hearing on his potential conflicts of interest, Vice President Rockefeller was asked , "Can you separate the interests of big business from the national interest when they differ?" It's a question some senator should pose to Ivanka and Jared, replacing "big business" with "big family business."

Making the future yet murkier, the family may be on the precipice of major problems. The most striking of them: Kushner's marquee building, 666 Fifth Ave (an 80-story, ultra-luxury Manhattan skyscraper) has a greater than 25% vacancy rate . It hasn't made enough money to even cover its interest payments for several years, and in two years it will have to pay principal as well on its $1.2 billion mortgage. That's going to hurt if foreign companies don't step in to staunch the flow of dollars out of the firm and that, undoubtedly, could require a quid pro quo or two.

In our era, it's no secret that presidents leave office with the promise of quickly growing exponentially wealthier. But for the first family to gain such wealth while still in the White House would be a first. Yet the process that could make that possible already seems to be well underway. All this, as Donald Trump, his children, and his son-in-law continue to carve out an unprecedented role for themselves as America's business-managers-in-chief, presiding not so much over the country as over their own expanding imperial domains.

Nomi Prins, a TomDispatch regular , is the author of six books. Her most recent is All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power (Nation Books). She is a former Wall Street executive. Special thanks go to researcher Craig Wilson for his superb work on this piece.

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Mar 20, 2017 Trump Embraces the Goldman Sachs Vampire Squid

It's business as usual in Washington. Trump promised to drain the swamp. Instead, he is busy populating it with Goldman Sachs vampire squids. On this edition of The Geopolitical Report, we take a look at the outsized influence of the notorious global investment banking firm, its ability to navigate both Democrat and Republican administrations, and its disastrous effect on the economy as it socializes risk and pockets.

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Indeed, money rules the USA.
But I'm not at all sure that the money that is now in Washington has the same goals as the Obama money.

The Dutch professor Laslo Maracs, Amsterdam University, UVA, explains that the money now surrounding Trump, sees that continuing the Obama policies for military world supremacy will ruin them.

Deep State is not concerned with what happens to the USA, and its citizens, rich of poor, they want to rule the world.
It is possible that Deep State calculates that who rules the world cannot have any debt to anyone in the world, in other words, USA debts to the Chinese do not matter any more.

Maybe Hillary meant this when she wrote in an e mail 'how does one handle one's banker ?'.

hyperbola , May 6, 2017 at 6:03 pm GMT \n
200 Words Perhaps the real problem is that so many of the "methods" used to enable political corruption are in fact "legal". For example, what should we think about someone from a terrorist family who is sponsored by an "elite" that make him rich in the "financial swamp" in a handful of years so that he can play politics? Where was Naomi Prins then?

The Book of Rahm

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Rahm Emmanuel, Laquan McDonald and Black Rebellion in Chicago

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The Doctrine of 'Superior People': The Bond between Israel and World Zionism

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The disastrous US war against Iraq was largely organized, promoted and justified by a disproportionate percentage of US Jews (Zionists), including leading Neocon policymakers in the Bush and Obama administration – Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Elliott Abrams, Dennis Ross, Martin Indyk, David Frum, Shulsky, Levey, Cohen, Rahm Emanuel etc They continue to push for war against Iran and should be seen as the 'godfathers' of the tragedies of Iraq, Syria and Libya where millions have fled .. Read More Reply Agree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter Display All Comments

Agent76 , May 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm GMT \n
100 Words @jilles dykstra Indeed, money rules the USA.
But I'm not at all sure that the money that is now in Washington has the same goals as the Obama money.

The Dutch professor Laslo Maracs, Amsterdam University, UVA, explains that the money now surrounding Trump, sees that continuing the Obama policies for military world supremacy will ruin them.

Deep State is not concerned with what happens to the USA, and its citizens, rich of poor, they want to rule the world.
It is possible that Deep State calculates that who rules the world cannot have any debt to anyone in the world, in other words, USA debts to the Chinese do not matter any more.

Maybe Hillary meant this when she wrote in an e mail 'how does one handle one's banker ?'. This link will give you a clear view most cannot see. Meet the new boss same as the old boss!

"Who controls the issuance of money controls the government!" Nathan Meyer Rothschild

June 13, 2016 Which Corporations Control The World?

A surprisingly small number of corporations control massive global market shares. How many of the brands below do you use?

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Anonymous , May 6, 2017 at 6:29 pm GMT \n
Isn't one of the foundational pillars of the so called Judeo-Christian way of life, Greed?

That being the case, kudos to the Americans for selecting such good Judeo-Christians (given the Trump & Kushner combo, that is so appropriate, isn't it ), as their looters-in-chief.

You guys certainly deserve the leaders you get. Read More Reply Agree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter Display All Comments

Z-man , May 6, 2017 at 6:37 pm GMT \n
@Father O'Hara Lock em up! Specially that dumb cunt Ivanka and her Jew fag husband! LOL!!! Not too subtle but to the point. Yo'vanka and Kushy boy have to kicked out of the WH. Let Trump Be Trump!!! Read More Reply Agree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter This Thread Hide Thread Display All Comments
Anon , May 6, 2017 at 6:41 pm GMT \n
100 Words As Ms. Prins surely knows, "presiding over the country" is in the claws of neocons/banksters et al., bonafide members of a Zionist Mafia Empire - & Trump is as well. Trump may have believed he could do something for the unfortunate majority and quickly found out otherwise in any case, why focus on the lower echelon of profiteering Ms. Prins? Why not at least connect the dots to the top puppeteers? To avoid doing so is gatekeeping. Read More Reply Agree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter Display All Comments
Alden , May 6, 2017 at 7:16 pm GMT \n
@Inertiller Nice gossip. Nomi typically follows the astro-turf formula of cognitive dissonance so favored by the whore-media. A tool of distraction to keep any reader entertained, creating a fake, magical version of how Washington and it's owners actually operate. The propaganda typically focuses on the head puppet who happens to be Trump this time 'round, but it doesn't matter.

You must believe that it matters however, so that's the role of the professional copyist. They come in various flavors; right, left, libertarian or car salesman. Supermarket tabloids are long a dying breed - supplanted by serious sounding op-ed monkeys with serve a the same insidious purpose with unprecedented technology advanatages. (They all call each other fake, how gracious.)

Nomi lists the serious sounding codes, laws and statutes. These don't impress anyone anymore other than the most deluded and credulous saps who are seriously addicted to their flavor of social media. Law what?

A recap of the obvious: First the Russian accusations, following that, the emoluments. Anything else on American's minds at the moment? If you've been paying attention, there shouldn't be much other than Trump on the brain.

These charges may all be true or relevant, but that doesn't matter, it may rain tomorrow, which is important, but only so much. The "laws" don't apply until the PTB want them too - and when that happens the whore media will be sure to let us know. Trump's impeachment would be an exciting show, and would take up hours of time from billions everywhere, fans would shriek for and against. Now that's entertainment!

Ask yourself, what is it that you could be doing at the moment? How can you thrive in a country where worthless shit is thrown at you 24/7, mostly from your beloved muck rackers, which ever device you choose to use? Once they have you addicted, you are pretty much harmless. Best post I've read on the Internet in 20 years. Whoever you are, chapeaus!!!!!!

Alden , May 6, 2017 at 7:54 pm GMT \n
200 Words Kushner's new 5th AV building still has vacancies because it is not completely finished. Some of the upper floors are just floors, partial ceilings and exterior walls. They are still putting in the electricity and plumbing.

Tenants in those kind of buildings are not naive innocents. They are hard core business people who drive hard bargains with the landlords. For the kind of rent the Kushners want, they will get tenants who demand all sorts of concessions and extras.

Sometimes it's better for a landlord to keep a unit vacant and wait for a tenant who can and will pay a high rent.

Sometimes it's better for a landlord to charge low rents and get the building filled up fast.

Ms Nomi, like Michael Hudson doesn't know anything about real estate. But like Michael Hudson, she claims she knows about it. I'll always remember Hudsons pontificating about NYC residential real estate without a mention of NYC's rent control laws. Read More Reply Agree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter Display All Comments

Sean , May 6, 2017 at 8:28 pm GMT \n
400 Words First it must never be forgotten that Trump wagered against the odds for an increase in wealth if the long shot of him becoming president came about, yet there was certain financial extinction if if his run at the Presidency had ended as most informed people had expected.

Trump is no Rockefeller inasmuch his wealth is nebulous; the businesses runs on confidence in his brand, and is consequently very vulnerable to hostile government investigation. He was expected to win by absolutely no one, and could expect the administration of Hilary's to have come for him, and the judges would not be sympathetic. He along with his family would have ended up on the street with a tin cup if he hadn't won. As a business decision, it was a crazier bet than any made in his casinos.

The Code of Federal Regulations is a set of rules published by the executive departments and agencies of the government. Title 18 section 208 of that code deals with "acts affecting a personal financial interest." This criminal conflict of interest statute states "an officer or employee of the executive branch of the United States Government" can't have a "financial interest" in the result of their duties. What that should mean, legally speaking, for a family occupying the executive office is: Ivanka could not have dinner with the president of China while her business was applying for and receiving provisional approval of pending trademarks from his country, if one of those acts might impact the other. To an outsider, the connection between those acts seems obvious enough and it's bound to be typical of what's to come.

Secondly, sIn October 2013, the US sent the general in command of nuclear weapons on an official trip to Moscow. He, wit his unrivalled knowledge of the most sensitive secrets in the US was thus exposed to all kinds of possible compromising situation at the hands of a foreign regieme. As it happens he seems to have simply got drunk (he got sacked), but really there are better thing to worry about than Trump's daughter selling some cosmetics. Non of this stuff is going to make much difference to Trump's wealth anyway.

Thirdly, I don't see any parallel at all with Nelson Rockefeller. In my view, Trump is most similar to Peisistratos tyrant of Athens Like him Trump is a very capable businessman, who relies on the suport of the common people. Like Peisistratos, Trump may be a transition from elite rule to one based on the will of the lower orders.

Bragadocious , May 7, 2017 at 12:49 am GMT \n
100 Words I'm not a huge fan of Ivanka "those photos made me cry" Trump being in the Oval Office, nor her husband. But this whole article's a nothing burger that would fit in quite well at the NY Times or Bezos's personal blog. There's simply no evidence of corruption, just innuendo, guesswork ("she's killing it") and accusatory fingers being pointed by someone with an obvious grudge. (Oh and thanks for the non-working AP story link too. Helpful!) So what if Ivanka did sell a few more handbags or hotel rooms? The Republic will survive. I'm much more concerned about her presence marginalizing Bannon or convincing Trump to bomb Middle Eastern countries. That bothers me. Of course, given this reporter's clear biases, that would be the thing that bothers her least . Read More Reply Agree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter Display All Comments
Wizard of Oz , May 7, 2017 at 1:39 am GMT \n
Isn't it reassuring to know that any promises rich foreigners think they've got from Trump are worth nothing.

[Apr 12, 2017] Outraged Ivanka influenced Donald Trumps decision to strike Syria, Eric Trump says

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He also confirmed that President Trump's decision to bomb a Syrian airbase to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a nerve gas attack last week was influenced by the reaction of his sister Ivanka, who said she was "heartbroken and outraged" by the atrocity.

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Groupthink : Two Party System as Polyarchy : Corruption of Regulators : Bureaucracies : Understanding Micromanagers and Control Freaks : Toxic Managers :   Harvard Mafia : Diplomatic Communication : Surviving a Bad Performance Review : Insufficient Retirement Funds as Immanent Problem of Neoliberal Regime : PseudoScience : Who Rules America : Neoliberalism  : The Iron Law of Oligarchy : Libertarian Philosophy

Quotes

War and Peace : Skeptical Finance : John Kenneth Galbraith :Talleyrand : Oscar Wilde : Otto Von Bismarck : Keynes : George Carlin : Skeptics : Propaganda  : SE quotes : Language Design and Programming Quotes : Random IT-related quotesSomerset Maugham : Marcus Aurelius : Kurt Vonnegut : Eric Hoffer : Winston Churchill : Napoleon Bonaparte : Ambrose BierceBernard Shaw : Mark Twain Quotes

Bulletin:

Vol 25, No.12 (December, 2013) Rational Fools vs. Efficient Crooks The efficient markets hypothesis : Political Skeptic Bulletin, 2013 : Unemployment Bulletin, 2010 :  Vol 23, No.10 (October, 2011) An observation about corporate security departments : Slightly Skeptical Euromaydan Chronicles, June 2014 : Greenspan legacy bulletin, 2008 : Vol 25, No.10 (October, 2013) Cryptolocker Trojan (Win32/Crilock.A) : Vol 25, No.08 (August, 2013) Cloud providers as intelligence collection hubs : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2010 : Inequality Bulletin, 2009 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2008 : Copyleft Problems Bulletin, 2004 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2011 : Energy Bulletin, 2010 : Malware Protection Bulletin, 2010 : Vol 26, No.1 (January, 2013) Object-Oriented Cult : Political Skeptic Bulletin, 2011 : Vol 23, No.11 (November, 2011) Softpanorama classification of sysadmin horror stories : Vol 25, No.05 (May, 2013) Corporate bullshit as a communication method  : Vol 25, No.06 (June, 2013) A Note on the Relationship of Brooks Law and Conway Law

History:

Fifty glorious years (1950-2000): the triumph of the US computer engineering : Donald Knuth : TAoCP and its Influence of Computer Science : Richard Stallman : Linus Torvalds  : Larry Wall  : John K. Ousterhout : CTSS : Multix OS Unix History : Unix shell history : VI editor : History of pipes concept : Solaris : MS DOSProgramming Languages History : PL/1 : Simula 67 : C : History of GCC developmentScripting Languages : Perl history   : OS History : Mail : DNS : SSH : CPU Instruction Sets : SPARC systems 1987-2006 : Norton Commander : Norton Utilities : Norton Ghost : Frontpage history : Malware Defense History : GNU Screen : OSS early history

Classic books:

The Peter Principle : Parkinson Law : 1984 : The Mythical Man-MonthHow to Solve It by George Polya : The Art of Computer Programming : The Elements of Programming Style : The Unix Hater’s Handbook : The Jargon file : The True Believer : Programming Pearls : The Good Soldier Svejk : The Power Elite

Most popular humor pages:

Manifest of the Softpanorama IT Slacker Society : Ten Commandments of the IT Slackers Society : Computer Humor Collection : BSD Logo Story : The Cuckoo's Egg : IT Slang : C++ Humor : ARE YOU A BBS ADDICT? : The Perl Purity Test : Object oriented programmers of all nations : Financial Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2008 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2010 : The Most Comprehensive Collection of Editor-related Humor : Programming Language Humor : Goldman Sachs related humor : Greenspan humor : C Humor : Scripting Humor : Real Programmers Humor : Web Humor : GPL-related Humor : OFM Humor : Politically Incorrect Humor : IDS Humor : "Linux Sucks" Humor : Russian Musical Humor : Best Russian Programmer Humor : Microsoft plans to buy Catholic Church : Richard Stallman Related Humor : Admin Humor : Perl-related Humor : Linus Torvalds Related humor : PseudoScience Related Humor : Networking Humor : Shell Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2011 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2012 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2013 : Java Humor : Software Engineering Humor : Sun Solaris Related Humor : Education Humor : IBM Humor : Assembler-related Humor : VIM Humor : Computer Viruses Humor : Bright tomorrow is rescheduled to a day after tomorrow : Classic Computer Humor

The Last but not Least Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage and those who manage what they do not understand ~Archibald Putt. Ph.D


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