UMass Amherst Political Science, Int'l Rel & 中文 Minors. JD Univ. Hawaii. Liberal. Still got Kennedy/Johnson button.
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Dec 3 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
1. I don't think most folks realize how badly the 11th Cir stuck it to FPOTUS. I think most pundits just read the opinion. I was taught to look at the order first. When I saw it my jaw dropped because they need a stay within seven days. Now six and counting. Not much time. 2. And the rule says FPOTUS has to ask the 11th Cir first or explain to SCOTUS why they didn't. It's obvious from this order the court of appeals isn't granting a stay. They're treating this like frivolous litigation so the FPOTUS' legal team has 6 more days to obtain a stay
Dec 2 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
1. As I reported yesterday, the length of delay between the reported September testimony where privileges were believed to have been raised & today strongly suggests there were cases in DC Cir and likely SCOTUS that, it's reasonable to assume, voided at least one of
2. the two privileges that were thought to have been raised in the DC grand jury: Attorney Client privilege and/or Executive privilege. I would need to research whether a final determination by the DC Cir and subsequent rejection by SCOTUS makes the issue
Dec 2 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
1. From all the reports, the documents case grand jury is seated in DC. The DOJ manual says: "A case should not be presented to a grand jury in a district unless venue for the offense lies in that district." So unless we presume Merrick Garland justice.gov/jm/jm-9-11000-…
2. and Lisa Monaco don't understand the venue rules, there is likely a basis for #45 to be charged in D.C. I have believed that the decision to rush to confirm Cannon was evidence of an espionage conspiracy going back to days immediately after the 2020 election. I also believe
Dec 1 • 6 tweets • 5 min read
1. Members of US Congress of both parties support our mission in #Syria to defeat #Daesh by support of the Christians, Kurds, Ezidis, Turkmen, Arabs and others seek a stable, secure, democratic and equal Syria. #Turkey under the neo-Ottoman dictator Erdogan and his AKP
2. party seek ethnic cleansing in Northern Syria to use the area as terrorist base for the Jihadist mercenary army comprised of Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Congress must call on the @WhiteHouse to direct the @ODNIgov to de-classify all material related to #Erdogan, his party and
Nov 30 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
1. Twice during FPOTUS #45's term, his de facto business partner Erdogan attacked the Kurds, Ezidis and Christians in Northern Syria who were forced to give land to terrorists including al-Qaeda and ISIS, embedded with the Turkish backed militias. This time @POTUS@JoeBiden2. faces his own threat of a Turkish attack in Syria but has decide to not become directly involved so I'm going to address the likelihood war in Syria that may be about to commence. First, there will be immense dislocation of civilians with more refugees fleeing and seeking
Nov 30 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
1. This statement posted on E M's account appears to me to be a lawyer's attempting to create a paper record to support a continued 230 safe harbor and perhaps try to prevent EU from imposing a ban. Something like this may also be done to forestall the lenders calling a default. 2. Here is the text:
Nov 30 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
1. I was aware of Iran when I was young. My uncle worked as a military attaché in one of our diplomatic posts in #Iran in the 50s. Some of my cousins were born there. In 1979, I was a line manager at the NY Hilton when the deposed #Shah checked in. I recall standing in the
2. front of the hotel watching US Iranian students protesting him. I knew why they hated him because I knew what Savak was. I always thought that our loyalty to the dying Reza Pahlavi radicalized Iran. At least it contributed to it. I never understood why the State Dept and CIA
Nov 28 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
1. One of the structural flaws in the Chinese system is the absence of a non-violent means of persuading the government that they are heading in the wrong direction. If you treat non-violent protestors similarly to people who take to violence you create no disincentive to remain
2. peaceful. My undergraduate degree focused on Chinese politics. I've posted in the past how my professor of Chinese politics at Smith College where as a @UMassAmherst student I was privileged to attend through the Five College program, repeatedly professed that China would
Nov 27 • 10 tweets • 7 min read
1. #Syria: No recent reports of Turkish attacks beyond the reported bombing of #Managh airbase near #Afrin and harassing fire in the #Darbasiyah district. A review of the Turkish media found nothing in the three main English daily papers. The Turkish language Ankara Gazeti
2. had an article quoting DM #Akar that Tukey's actions are legal under international law presumably reaction to reports where he was seen admitting to using #chemicalweapons in #Iraq. Not a very strong position and could indicate that behind-the-scenes diplomatic engagement is
Nov 26 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
1. December Surprise? When #thecreature stole the classified documents and left the Whitehouse, do you think he or someone in his circle ever discussed them on a phone, on email or texts that were not protected with DOD top-secret level encryption? I think they like did.
2. When evidence of the theft was obtained by China, Russia and perhaps lesser actors like Cuba or DPRK, do you think our FVEY electronic intercept network picked up any blowback from the foreign intelligence service[s] that intercepted #thecreature's unprotected comms?
Nov 24 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
1. Sorry to harp on this but, where does it say corrupt federal judges and justices have to be impeached under the "high crimes and misdemeanors" standard of Art II that applies to POTUS, VP and "officers of the United States" that IMO is generally defined as executive appointees
2. who serve at the pleasure of the POTUS as delegates of POTUS' executive authority. And we know that a sitting POTUS can be charge but the DOJ has made a policy choice not to. That can change. But as to a sitting corrupt SCOTUS justice like Alito and Thomas there is nothing
Nov 24 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
1. Twitter is a monopoly. How can you tell? There's no current viable alternative and they have well over 50% of the market for news feed social media. If it is a monopoly, who has standing to sue under the Sherman and Clayton Acts?
2. DOJ FTC and anyone with tangible injury to their person or business would IMO. Clearly state AG's and consumer protection groups would also have standing but individual singled-our by E M and his racist misogynist hate groups he agrees to amplfy could prove an injury.
Nov 24 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
1. We had gone to #Nantucket for a family August vacation. Our boys were about 3 and 4. When we left, we detoured through #Boston to take them to a #RedSox game. The plane was a "puddle-jumper" small twin-turbo-prop aircraft. The flight to Boston was bumpy.
2. As the plane was violently bouncing around people on it were clutching their armrests for dear-life while my oldest boy was standing up taking the whole thing in like he was on an amusement park ride. Then, out of the blue he shouted, "Mayday Mayday Mayday, We're going in!"
Nov 23 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
1. Remember, @SecBlinken can't save the SDF because he has sold us and them out to the Gulf States who wish to keep women as a slave class. The SDF represent the "no compromise on equality" crew in the Mideast. When you support Turkey you are showing you support misogyny.
2. Jin Jiyan Azidi is from this revolution to liberate all women on earth from second-class citizenship. The terrorist supporting Gulf States all fear their own women. They will ally with any terrorist like Erdogan to make sure women remain slaves. They fear revolution spreads.
Nov 23 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
1. Because sadly I think any attempt to wake the @WhiteHouse up to deal with this catastrophe is likely to prove fruitless, I will focus on how to defeat the Turkish backed terrorists the best I can. So I looked at the NASA FIRMS maps and found something I didn't expect. 2. This shows fires in areas of the reported Turkish strikes in Syria to the east around Derik but it also show large numbers of fires in Turkey north of Syrian town. If these aren't a sudden burst of crop fires it looks like Turks are being hit but SDF doesn't have
Nov 23 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
1. When I was a senior in high school, I became close friends with our new assistant principal. He was an actor and director and he wanted to do a play. He chose, "A Thurber Carnival," that is a series of short comedy bits. He asked me to be in it. I had never acted
2. before but was on the debate team and had no fear of pubic speaking so I agreed and he cast me in about a half dozen or so roles. One was to play the attractive other woman in "Mr. Preble Gets Rid of His Wife" and I did it and got more laughs than any of the other roles.
Nov 22 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
1. He was my hero. I made my own flyers with my older brother and canvassed door-to-door in Florissant Mo when I was 8. My dad took me with him to the old Famous Bar shopping center parking lot to hear him speak. My dad was an @ap wire correspondent and always had a camera.
2. Not that day. I remember he picked me up to stand on the base of a light fixture so I could see. A little over a year and a half later my dad died and we moved from St. Louis back to Western Mass where my parents were from and I started 4th grade there.
It was a Friday.
Nov 22 • 11 tweets • 10 min read
1. I've looked at the documents, noting that the July 5th Accession document does not appear to be online, and I see no argument based the NATO Treaty language that supports a view that the US does not have a @NATO Art 5 obligation to both #Sweden and #Finland. Turkey agreed 2. to a unanimous "invitation" in Barcelona that was the only thing the Treaty requires. It says nothing about ratification. Erdogan & Orban, both allied with the war criminal Putin, have yet to approve the protocols. We should not let these two anti-democratic corrupt autocrats
Nov 22 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
1. I think the way to create a safe-haven on Twitter is to simply not tolerate the hate. Block anyone who follows accounts that trade in hate. If someone worth following wants to monitor the hate accounts they can do it with a burner account. We should make a list of the
2. top hate accounts and let everyone know that they are about to be blocked by a lot of accounts if they follow hate accounts and then on a date certain ban the hate and create a two worlds on Twitter. One where E - M's plan to advance hate speech struggles to thrive and another
Nov 21 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
1. I think from the loss of advertisers and the clumsy RIF, E/M is burning cash at a rate that will concern his lenders. His equity bank financing was $21 billion with another $7 billion in bank credit operating loans and a potential $6 billion more of of bank credit available.
2. But that was all based on a operating with some income. I'd love to see his P&L that has to be hemorrhaging red with employee WARN Act and other litigation costs mounting. So his desperate effort to monetize by adding the creature back in hopes that the RedState followers will
Nov 20 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
1. The creature saying he won't return to Twitter makes perfect sense. I had thought that his investors could likely sue him for breach of fiduciary duty if he has any role in the management of the SPAC or the site. Second, if he came back he would be admitting TASS Social
2. was a flop and his frail ego could not bear that. So he says Twitter is mess and he doesn't want to get involved in it again and the sewer backup that was predicted may have been averted. So where do we go from here?