Last night I posted a thread about an experience I had that taught me a great deal about God. Since it provides needed context for tonight’s episode, if you haven’t read it, you should read it first. threadreaderapp.com/thread/1009251…
Tonight I want to talk about the negative overhang. (You’ll understand what that means a little later.) Last night’s thread showed how God took care of my physical needs. Tonight, I want to talk about how God helped me trust in him and overcome fear.
After we arrived at the camp, we had a pretty full schedule. Every day was full of hiking and cliff climbing. Most days, I relied on my physical skill to climb. I felt like I was in control and could handle the effort. Then came the negative overhang.
Normally I do a Bible talk every Saturday evening. A lot of people seem to look forward to that. Well now I’m going to throw you a curb. I’m so excited about talking about this that I can’t wait until Saturday. And I’m convinced God doesn’t want me to. So here goes.
I’m going to do this in several threads, because the story is that big. This is a story about how I learned to walk with God. I believe my example will help others to understand better what I talked about last Saturday - living for God. But the story has several parts.
You see, God didn’t just teach me one thing during this time. He taught me several things. Each of these things is important to understand, and each stands on its own merits. First, the basics.
There is no more contentious issue in America than illegal immigration. The open borders crowd will use ever emotional lever they can find to bend the law. The recent outcry over separating children from their law-breaking parents is a clear example. yahoo.com/finance/news/f…
Nothing has separated the wheat from the chaff like this policy. Even people like Franklin Graham and Barbara Bush are vehemently opposed to it calling it “disgraceful” and comparing it to the interning of Japanese. But what these people never do is offer solutions.
Nor do they complain about crime-breaking American citizens being separated from their children. The silence on that issue speaks especially loudly in the area of immigration. Clearly many American see crossing the border illegally as a minor crime, if a crime at all.
Even if you believe in coincidence (and I do), this stretches credulity. Mifsud approaches Papadopoulos in March 2016 with “Russian dirt on Clinton”. Mifsud has worked with Mi6 and the FBI for years.
Greenberg approaches Caputo and Stone in late May with “Russian dirt on Clinton” and he’s worked with the FBI for 17 years. That same month, Downer approaches Papadopoulos about “Russian dirt on Clinton”. Downer has longtime ties to the FBI and DC.
Here’s the thing. If the FBI hadn’t leaked muh Russia, I might believe they were impartial. If they had waited until AFTER the election to launch the investigation into Trump, I might believe they are impartial. IF they had simply followed their own longstanding policies…
But they did NONE of those things. At every decision point, they took the obviously biased option. Not once did anyone question, hey, what are we doing here? They dove headlong into the political morass and never looked back.
The amount of logging that’s done is determined by the server admin. In most cases, the default log level is used. So, for example, every connection to a web server is logged. They look like this:
184.108.40.206 - - [10/Jun/2018:04:00:05 -0500] "GET /ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/1268330.html HTTP/1.1" 200 8294 Each entry has a specific meaning. First the connecting IP, then the date/time of the connection, what was requested, what the server’s response was.
Page 265 “at the same time that FBI leadership was taking the steps we describe in this chapter to defend its handling of the Midyear investigation as thorough and complete, it was taking no action in response to the notification by NYO regarding the Weiner laptop.”
I’ve done it again, forget to thread the following tweets:
This is the second thread in my ongoing running commentary on the OIG report. I’m trying to keep these below massive, and the first one has 62 tweets in it. This is the link: threadreaderapp.com/thread/1007407… I’ll continue my commentary as I have, adding tweets as I’m reading.
I’m just going to drop this here and let you read it. Any commentary I wrote about it would include foul language. I’ll just say this. Really, FBI? REALLY!?
Page 104 “The SSA told us that he believed Combetta should have been charged with false statements for lying multiple times;” Ya THINK?!?!?! And yet he wasn’t. #PardonFlynnNow
He takes on @Debradelai, @drawandstrike and @ThomasWictor and labels them “fame whores”. I found that interesting. It’s not how I would label them, especially Thomas, who seems not to care who he pisses off or whether or not you follow him.
Basically, it’s a Q followers vs. skeptics thread. He follows and believes in Q, those guys don’t. But he says several things that are illogical to me, which is ironic, given his handle.
This is a separate thread. I think it’s important, at this point in time, to discuss the sealed indictments issue. I’ve done this before, but a reminder is necessary, because there’s a lot of misconceptions and bad information floating around on twitter.
For those of you unfamiliar with the story, a group of researchers have been tracking sealed indictments using pacer.gov. They have concluded, incorrectly, that there are some 13,000+ (and counting) sealed indictments in the federal system.
They have further concluded (again, incorrectly) that that number is significantly higher than normal, based on a 2009 report on sealed indictment. I wrote about this in a blog post, which you can reference if you desire to: txantimedia.com/?p=2539
Rather than write a thread about the OIG report, I think I’ll just do running commentary. I’ll thread it so they’ll be easy to find, but this won’t be a typical thread. It could run for days as I plow my way through this monster.
My first observations are from the Executive Summary, and those alone are very damning for the FBI. The OIG wrote of a “culture” of leaking to the media in exchange for gifts; tickets to ballgames, concert tickets, dinners, etc. IMO ANYONE who did that should B fired immediately.
My second observation is that, while the OIG couldn’t find EVIDENCE of bias, he clearly exposed the APPEARANCE of bias. As we all know, convictions require a higher standard of proof in court, so while some may not go to jail, they should NOT be working for the FBI.
I do this periodically, since followers come and go. Tomorrow the OIG report will be published. It should be a blockbuster day, although reading 500 pages will take a while. I know people are past being angry. They want arrests. Those are coming.
But I want to emphasize this, as I have in the past, because emotion sometimes overcomes logic. So, I’ll say it plainly. No one, and I mean NO ONE, is going to Guantanamo. There will NOT be any military tribunals. Why? Because we’re a nation of laws.
No matter how much you hate Hillary or Obama or any of the others, they are American citizens. They have the same rights that you do. They have the right to a jury of their peers. Military tribunals are NOT juries of your peers.
A lot of people have heard of Audie Murphy (well, maybe some of you young ones haven’t), but how many really know the details of his story? This little guy was a giant in war. The things he did boggle the mind.
Audie was born to sharecroppers in Kingston, TX, the seventh of eleven children. His father eventually abandoned the family, and his mother died when he was sixteen. Talk about getting a rough start to life! He picked cotton to try to feed his siblings.
The county took the youngest three to a home but left the rest to fend for themselves. Audie was deeply affected by his mother’s death. He said this about the loss.
The OIG uncovered a threat from a homegrown violent extremist (HVE) and notified the FBI/DoJ. They weren’t happy with the response, so they issued a report.
Public Summary of a Management Advisory Memorandum for the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Regarding Inadequate Actions Taken to Mitigate a National Security Threat oig.justice.gov/reports/2018/1…
The coordination between the FBI and the other federal (non-DoJ) entity was inadequate, so they suggested changes to improve response in the event of a future issue, which they felt certain was to arise.
Yesterday I talked about America’s power, and how we should bow to no one. But I ALSO said “We should treat every nation with respect and honor.” I want to expand on that idea in the light of the Singapore conference.
The “experts” are upset today because Trump treated Kim as an equal. In their view, he hasn’t earned the right to be our equal because of his treatment of his citizens. And it is indisputable that North Koreans have been treated brutally. So, was Trump wrong?
No, and here’s why. In the Asian culture, face is everything. If you really want to piss off an Asian, treat them as inferior. That’s what we did to our Vietnamese allies. Look at the results. We actually went so far as to approve the assassination of their leader.
What Donald Trump has done in the past week is remarkable. He has exposed for the world, and more importantly for the American people, the true power of the United States. Our GDP is four times that of Japan, the SECOND largest GDP country.
Germany, France, Great Britain? EIGHT times smaller than the US (roughly.) So, why should we bow to anyone? Even China is less than half our size with five times as many people. IOW, NOTHING can match our economic engine. That’s what freedom is worth.
And our freedom has been severely restricted for quite some time. Imagine what a powerhouse we could be if we got the government off our backs! Finally, we have a POTUS who doesn’t feel the need to kowtow to convention or to the smug, arrogant leaders who have sucked us dry.
Yes. Remember the guy who wouldn't take the flag pole down
on his Virginia property a while back?
You might remember the news story several months ago about a crotchety old man in Virginia who defied his local Homeowners Association, and refused to take down the flag pole on his property along with the large American flag he flew on it.
There’s been some excellent commentary on the James Wolfe indictment for leaking. None better than Conservative Treehouse’s. theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/06/08/the… But, there’s an aspect of the indictment that I haven’t seen mentioned. I want to focus on that.
Here’s the indictment: justice.gov/usao-dc/press-… As Sundance points out, Wolfe was busted on December 15, 2017, when he agreed to a non-custodial interview. It was at that time that he learned the FBI had him dead to rights. He lied and said he had never leaked, but they had proof.
As Sundance points out, that was six months ago. Now, Wolfe has been charged only with lying, not with leaking classified information. This is significant. Lying is a five year sentence. Leaking is ten years. This leads to an obvious conclusion. Wolfe has been turned.
The vet group I’m involved in got into a discussion of suicide risk today. It seems that every time the VA released suicide numbers, a burst of article come out about vets committing suicide. Especially among Vietnam vets, this is a sensitive topic.
It’s sensitive because our generation was maligned as being maladjusted baby killers who couldn’t reintegrate in society. (Several movies come to mind; Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, and Distant Thunder.) So, any time we read something negative about Vietnam vets, we get angry.
Angry that we were despised. Angry that we’ve been lied about. Angry that we’ve been portrayed as demented and evil in the movies. One of the subjects we find irritating is suicide. The news stories are so far from the truth that we feel it’s just another insult.
My recent thread on the Trump Tower meeting has raised an issue I think needs to be addressed. It doesn’t matter a great deal, because all will be revealed in just six days. Well, not all, but a lot. Anyway, the issue is this. Boogymen. People are seeing them everywhere.
Let me explain. Lots of people want to find something nefarious in Veselnitskaya’s actions. Others think Goldstone must be in on the plot. Still others even think Samochornov, the translator is somehow involved in the plot. Here’s what I think is happening.
People are falling for the media’s tricks. The media wants to implicate Trump in Russian collusion. They’re desperate to do so. So, they see “connections” where they don’t exist. For example.
First, you have to remember that Bill Browder is a 1st class scumbag. He’d screw his own mother if she pissed him off. So, he sends an email to Otto with a picture of Veselnitskaya’s house. Did anyone ask Browder WHY he sent the email? No.
Instead, they enage in rampant speculation about what it means. Now, watch this. “The Independent has highlighted Veselnitskaya and publicist Rob Goldstone’s ties to Fusion GPS,” OK. That’s legit. But watch what they do next.
Yesterday, this attorney published an article in Slate. I tried to correct his errors, but he ignored me. This is the article: slate.com/news-and-polit… What he’s arguing is that Trump has obstructed justice, because he lied about the Trump Tower meeting.
Since that’s such a profoundly ignorant statement, I feel compelled to correct the record. I seriously doubt it will matter to him, but it matters to me and to many of my followers. Here are the facts, taken straight from the sworn testimony of the participants.
First, some background. Robert Goldstone is an entertainment agent. His client is Emin Agalarov, a Russian entertainer with dreams of performing in the US. Goldstone is a Brit who has become a US citizen. Agalarov is a Russian citizen.