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It seems unlikely that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. Most polls show that he is likely to lose the 2016 election by at least 11 points. However the Donald is making plans for the hiatus between his election and his inauguration. Instead of working on identifying his cabinet, and preparing to lead the country, Trump has announced that he might take a vacation in Russia, and meet with his buddy Vladimir Putin.
What is it about Putin that Donald Trump finds so appealing? Maybe its time to learn a little more about Putin, to determine who Donald Trump would work to befriend after becoming President. Here are a few facts about Putin you might not know:
- Prominent critics have been forced to leave Russia, or face fail, like Mikhail Khodorkovsky, formerly the richest man in the country.
2. Last year Russia ranked 143rd, joint with Nigeria and Uganda, on Transparency International’s annual list of the 182 most corrupt nations.
3. Reports suggest that Putin himself may have as much as $40 billion in assets. His home is estimated to have cost $1 billion.
4. As a child, Putin was reportedly a thug. Putin likes to say he was a “bully, not a pioneer”. He excelled at martial arts and was said to have a quick temper.
5. He was a member of the KGB.
6. East German intelligence described him as a ‘philanderer and a wife-beater.’
7. A series of apartment bombings organized by Russia’s secret service swept Putin into the president’s office.
8. One person who claimed this bombing was a plot was murdered in 2006
Litvenchenko’s book, Blowing Up Russia, was one of the most complete investigations on the apartment bombings (it is banned in Russia).
The British police are still trying to get the two men suspected of poisoning him extradited, but Russian authorities have been uncooperative.
Putin is suspected to have ordered assassinations of dissidents. Russia currently ranks 180 out of 199 countries for press freedom, behind Iraq, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the international watchdog Freedom House.
Though it has never been known for its media independence, Russia’s press freedom and ranking have continuously decreased in the past decade under Putin. Freedom House determined that between the years 2002 to 2015 at least 34 journalists have been murdered in Russia, and 4 others died of suspicious circumstances.
Trump’s friendship with Putin should be enough to make any American fearful of a Trump Presidency.
This is the tape everyone is talking about. Donald Trump, the man that the Republican Party has nominated as it’s representative to become the next President of the United States, used language that is so foul that most news agencies won’t print some of the words. Trump said he wanted to, and had tried to, fuck a married woman. Trump said as a celebrity he could do anything he wanted, including “grab her in the pussy.”
In the debate last night, Trump excused his outrageously offensive remarks as “locker room” banter.
Trump stated last night that nobody respects women more than Trump. However Trump has time and time again disrespected women. He’s been outspoken about his disrespect for women including his own wife. To suggest that this is simply locker room banter is disingenuous, as Donald Trump has REPEATEDLY, AND OFTEN disrespected women, even when speaking on radio and television.
Nothing was mentioned last night about the allegations by Trump’s first wife that he raped her and pulled out her hair.
Nothing was mentioned last night about Trump’s lawsuit by a woman who claims Trump raped her when she was only 13 years old, along with Jeffrey Epstein. Mr. Epstein, is a convicted rapist. He’s been out of prison since 2009, after serving 13 months in prison for soliciting sex from a minor. Epstein was also a regular visitor to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, and the two were friends. According to the Daily Mail, Trump was a frequent dinner guest at Epstein’s home, which was often full of barely dressed models. In 2003, New York magazine reported that Trump also attended a dinner party at Epstein’s. So what does Donald have to say about the convicted pedophile. Trump described Epstein this way:
“I’ve known Jeff for 15 years,” Trump said. “Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”
As part of the investigation of Epstein, Palm Beach police noted that a search of Epstein’s home uncovered two hidden cameras. The Mirror reported that in 2015, a 6-year-old civil lawsuit filed by “Jane Doe No. 3,” believed to be the now-married Giuffre, alleged that Epstein wired his mansion with hidden cameras, secretly recording orgies involving his prominent friends and underage girls. The ultimate purpose: blackmail, according to court papers.
“Jane Doe No. 3” also alleged that she had been forced to have sex with “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders.”
Specific details, and intimate descriptions of the abuse of young girls has been reported:
“She removed her pants, leaving her thong panties on. She straddled his back, whereby her exposed buttocks were touching Epstein’s exposed buttocks. Epstein then turned to his side and started to rub his penis in an up-and-down motion. Epstein pulled out a purple vibrator and began to massage Mary’s vaginal area.”
Palm Beach police assigned many detectives to the investigation. They conducted a “trash pull” of Epstein’s garbage, sifting through paper with phone numbers, used condoms, toothbrushes, worn underwear. In one pull, police found a piece of paper with Mary’s (the victim’s) phone number on it, along with the number of the person who recruited her.
One victim reported that Epstein got so violent with her that he ripped out her hair and threw her around. “I mean,” she said, “there’s been nights that I walked out of there barely able to walk, um, from him being so rough.”
Two months later, Epstein’s former house manager of 11 years reported that Epstein received three massages a day . . . towards the end of his employment, the masseuses . . . appeared to be 16 or 17 years of age at the most . The house manager reported that he would often have to wash off a massager/vibrator and a long rubber penis, which were in the sink after the massage.”
Epstein spent one day a week in prison, during his 18 month sentence, and six days out on “work release.” Today, Jeffrey Epstein is a free man, albeit one who routinely settles civil lawsuits against him, brought by young women, out of court. As of 2015, Epstein had settled multiple such cases. Federal investigators have identified 40 young women who have been characterized as victims is abuse at the hands of Epstein. “Some of those women went to Mr. Epstein’s home only once, some went there as much as 100 times or more.”
We have seen the abuse of women by professional athletes who probably talked about fucking women in “locker room banter.”
Domestic violence is one of the most common crimes among male athletes. The rape case against Kobe Bryant is just one example. The O.J. Simpson murder case is probably the most famous. From Jan. 1, 2012, to Sept. 17, 2014, 33 NFL players were arrested on charges involving domestic violence, battery, assault and murder. Thus for Donald Trump to excuse this outrageously offensive language as “locker room banter” is an admission of the despicable nature of Trump’s remarks. We wouldn’t elect OJ, Ray Rice, or Kobe Bryant as the President of United States. We shouldn’t elect such a foul mouthed perverted maggot as Donald Trump.
The theory that Donald Trump is preparing for a defeat at the polls in November by planning to launch a media company is really picking up momentum. Sean Hannity has revealed himself to be informally advising Trump. The Young Turks had a similar conclusion. Uygur identified Hannity, Steve Bannon, and Roger Ailes, as people with whom Trump is associating himself, who have all had more experience in network media than political campaigns. Each has already established himself in conservative media. It seems these are people who’d be important to align yourself with if you wanted to establish yourself in the conservative media, rather than win an election.
Trump’s gathered together here a little bit of a posse of conservative media,” Uygur explained. “Now, part of the reason — people think — for that is at least [the] possibility that afterwards, they’re going to start their own media company and they view this as just a money-making exercise. ‘Let’s gather up as large an audience as we can. Even if we lose, even if we get blown out, who cares? If you’ve got 40% of the country on your side and you can monetize that through the media, well, we’ll be in great shape.’”
Trump may well be going the route of Sarah Palin, who launched ashort-lived subscription service for videos of her talking last year.
Even Sean Hannity appears to be positioning himself as the network’s spokesperson. Sean is one of the most pro-Donald Trumpfigures in cable news, but a new report is suggesting that the connection between the two goes beyond media booster and presidential candidate. A report from The New York Times says that the Fox News host has been an informal adviser to the Trump campaign for months now by providing strategy and messaging advice to the mogul and his various staffers. Hannity didn’t seem to deny this to Times reporter Jim Gutenberg, but he did say that he’s not looking for a formal position in the event that Trump takes the White House.
“Do I talk to my friend who I’ve known for years and speak my mind? I can’t not speak my mind,” Hannity said. “I’m not hiding the fact that I want Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States. I never claimed to be a journalist.”
The only thing worse than a network featuring Donald Trump, is one that features both Trump and Palin. The frightening thing is that Palin has already auditioned!
Being an amputee may be frustrating,but it is never an excuse for domestic violence. Track Palin has no excuse for punching, kicking, and scarring the new mother of his child. Jordan Loewe was the recipient of the anger Track inflicted on her on January 18, 2016. It is clear that Jordan is now pregnant with Sarah’s 4th or 5th grandchild.
It’s important to remember what was filed in the police report from that 9-1-1- call.
- The disturbance occurred at Sarah’s home.
- Track’s breathalizer showed a blood alcohol level of 0.189. That represents more than twice the legal limit in Alaska for intoxication(0.08) and more than 4 times the legal limit is the perpetrator is driving(.04).
- Track was described by the police officer as “uncooperative” “belligerent,” “evasive,” and angry.
- Track denied that a firearm had been involved.
- Jordan Loewe was hiding under a bed, crying, and “distraught.”
- Track struck Jordan with a closed fist on the left side of her face, near her eye.
- Track was screaming at Jordan and calling her names.
- Track kicked Jordan.
- Jordan fell to the ground in a fetal position because she “didn’t know what else he would do.”
- Track damaged Jordan’s cell phone, attempting to prevent her call for help.
- During the encounter Track pointed an assault weapon at himself, even though it was not loaded.
Track was charged with three criminal charges. Two that related to Jordan and one that related to possession of a gun while intoxicated. Now that the state has entered into a plea bargain the two charges involving Jordan have been dropped. The only charge remaining is a charge of misconduct involving a weapon in the fourth degree. Thus the state of Alaska has a vested interest in protecting Track Palin from committing violence against himself. However the same isn’t true regarding protecting women from their male abusers.
As part of the plea deal, Track will be required to complete an “alcohol-related” treatment, but there was noticeably nothing required regarding an anger management treatment or anything related to the domestic violence charge.
Perhaps the most egregious part of the plea bargain is what will happen if Track fails to successfully complete even the “alcohol-related” treatment. He doesn’t go to jail. He doesn’t have the domestic violence charged reinstated. His only penalty is a SUSPENDED sentence and INFORMAL probation. If he complete’s the alcohol related treatment, his record will be expunged. That means that, like the cutting of the brake lines on school buses, it would be like it never happened.
No wonder Alaska is the rape capital of the country. In 2013 the Alaska Dispatch reported:
“One in every four women in Alaska will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. The Alaska rape rate is 2-1/2 times the national average, and the child sexual assault rate in Alaska is close to six times the national average.“
In 2007, before Sarah had resigned as Governor, the Council on Domestic Violence reported to Sarah:
“For the last 28 years, Alaska has ranked among the top five states in the nation for forcible rape; in 2006 Alaska’s rate was 76 per 100,000 – the next nearest state (Nevada) was 56 per 100,000 and the national average was 32.7 (FBI, Crime in the United States, 2006) • Bureau of Justice statistics show that Alaska led the nation in the rate of men murdering women in 2002, 2003 and 2004; Alaska fell to 2nd place in 2005 but remains at nearly twice the national average per 100,000 deaths • According to a 2006 survey by the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, 75% of Alaskans have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic violence or sexual assault • 9.2% of students in grades 9-12 report having been physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to; 12.4% of the students said they had been hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend during the past 12 months.”
When she talks about Track’s violent behavior, she blames it on President Obama.
The District Attorney for Anchorage, Clint Campion, says that Palin is not getting any special treatment by the state. “I’m not treating his case any different than I would anyone under the same charges or circumstances,” Campion said.
However Mr. Campion is the attorney responsible for bring charges against another Alaskan resident that relate to domestic violence. Mr. Vandergriff acted in a way that was remarkable similar to Track Palin, although the woman who was the subject of his rage wasn’t pregnant. It will be interesting watch and see if Mr. Campion treats the Vandergriff case similar to his plea bargain with TrackPalin.
I wonder if Todd Palin will view this incident as a sign that Track is ready to follow in his father’s foot steps in the Palin family business?
Sarah Palin and Donald Trump have demonstrated once again a willingness to use any tragedy for political purposes. Palin did a long interview on Breitbart News, and posted a link on her Facebook page, condemning President Obama and blaming him for the terrorist attack in Orlando. She also used this deadly attack as an excuse to condemn Paul Ryan, the leader of the Republican Party. Donald Trump used the massacre as an example of why we should violate the U.S. Constitution and ban a religious group from the country.
It is important to realize that:
- Trump and Palin have totally failed to express any sympathy for the victims and/or their families.
- Trump and Palin have failed to express any outrage that it was a gay bar that was targeted.
- Trump and Palin have failed to mention that it was an assault weapon that was used by the terrorist to kill so many so fast.
- Trump and Palin failed to mention that the club had an armed guard who engaged the gunman. It was after the officer “engaged” the gunman that he took hostages. Clearly the fact that it was an assault weapon used by the terrorist, resulted in a dramatic disadvantage for the officer attempting to protect the victims.
However the most outrageously misleading suggestion by Trump and Palin is that this tragedy would not have happened if Obama had banned muslim immigrants. The gunman in the Orlando massacre was Omar Mateen. He was a 29-year-old security guard who was born in New York to Afghan parents. Omar was an American citizen, BORN IN AMERICA.
Mr. Mateen was born in 1987, during the Ronald Reagan administration.
If there is one President Sarah Palin has hailed as the President she most admires,it is Ronald Reagan. Reagan served from ’81-’89. It is not known when Omar’s parents immigrated, but it seems likely it was during the Reagan administration. Because Omar was a 29 year old American citizen, a tighter ban on Muslim immigrants during the Obama administration would have made no difference on the ability of Omar to inflict this horrendous carnage. Obama has called for stricter gun control laws.
Yet Palin ignores the fact that the extent of the carnage inflicted was the result of the use of an assault weapon.
Sarah Palin has marketed herself as an outspoken advocate of guns. She was given an assault weapon by the NRA as a “tribute” to her.
Track’s recent incident of domestic violence proved that the Palins keep assault weapons in the house. Sarah had the audacity to suggest that Track committed domestic violence as a result of PTSD, and it was Obama’s fault. It has been shown that Track did not see combat, and instead drove a jeep. However if he had PTSD, why would his mother allow assault weapons in the house?
And if Palin is so concerned about her son’s well-being, maybe instead of complaining about what’s happening in Washington, she could keep an eye on the assault weapons and alcohol situation under her own roof.
Trump has been equally outspoken in his advocacy of guns.
Trump argued that the recent massacre in Paris would have “played out differentlywith the bullets flying in the other direction.”
“The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too.”
Trump said there’s another way to fight crime-by empowering “law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves.”
“Opponents of gun rights try to come up with scary sounding phrases like “assault weapons”, “military-style weapons” and “high capacity magazines” to confuse people.”
“If goodpeople had guns in Paris or San Bernardino…you would have had bullets going in the opposite direction and believe me the carnage would not have been the same.” (Forbes reporting on the endorsement of Trump by the NRA)
However in his 2000 book, “The America We Deserve” Trump said: “I support the ban on assault weapons and I support slightly longer waiting periods to purchase a gun.”
Today Trump says: “Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, …”
The only thing Trump was right about was a stricter control over assault weapons. Sarah Palin was never right about anything.