September 1, 2018
by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:
In this blogger’s continued effort to link internet headlines from various link-aggregating websites as documented transitions and arrange them into catalogued anthologies – August 2018, like July, proved to be another very busy month as patterns in the matrix became clearer on the way to the 2018 Midterm Elections.
There seemed to be several developments in early August that had updates later in the month. For example, it was reported that Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, was willing to tell Special Counsel Robert Mueller about Trump’s “conspiracy to collude” with Russia. This was later discredited as being leaked by Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis; and for which Davis later said was a lie. Additionally, there were several other line-items that transitioned later in the month thus making the previous headlines “old news”.
For these reasons, and in the interest of brevity for the reader, I decided NOT to post a separate full list like was done in July and instead, list the items this blogger would consider as the more relevant milestones on the way to America’s undetermined future. These would primarily include headlines concerning the November Midterms, Trump versus the world, lawlessness, and Big Brother rising.
I began documenting these “transition” pieces last spring in an effort to track real trends based upon actual news, instead of political spin and empty promises; smoke and mirrors. In the eyes of this blogger, the trends have been identified and they do not bode well for the times ahead in the United States. Therefore, my curiosity satisfied, I am not planning to post any more transition pieces for the immediate future. This will be the last one.
The nation’s trajectory now seems locked and I would prefer to reserve my efforts in the hopes of writing stand-alone pieces over the next several months. As the reader can imagine, it takes much effort to assemble these compilations, and quite honestly, it has become tedious. Besides, if any major course changes occur in the next weeks and months, I would rather write about them as opposed to merely assembling headlines anyway.
Consequently, and with that in mind, the items below represented what I considered to be the most identifiable 178 signposts for August, 2018.
Again, for the reader’s convenience, the revelations are sorted into the same category headings that were utilized last month and the month prior. For those in a hasty hurry and wanting to bypass the pettifogging particulars, there are some concluding comments at the very end:
The American Experiment
1.) In advance of America’s 2018 Midterm Elections, a Bloomberg analysis of Federal Election Commission data showed that a record number of Democratic challengers were outraising their GOP opponents.
2.) The online fundraising platform ActBlue surged past the $1 billion mark in contributions to Democratic candidates and causes in this election cycle.
3.) A lone, but very powerful, federal judge in Washington D.C. ordered the Trump administration to restart (in full) the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DREAMERS) program.
4.) Regarding the 2018 Midterm Elections, NBC News reported that 65 races will decide control of the U.S. House of Representatives and how the Democrats could take control.
5.) The New York Times questioned if a “Rainbow Wave” was in the works due to fact that 2018 had more L.G.B.T. candidates than ever.
6.) It was reported that President Donald Trump had casted the “midterms as a referendum on himself”; even as he “derided the intelligence of one of the nation’s most prominent African-American men”, the NBA basketball star Lebron James.
7.) As Michelle Obama helped to launch a voter signup drive ahead of the 2018 Midterm Elections, it was reported that women were poised to take charge in a Democratic Party majority in the U.S. House.
8.) It was reported that former President Barack Obama had “formally retained legal counsel over numerous potential criminal indictments for actions while he was President”.
9.) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that more than half a million girls in the U.S. have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). “The recent findings coincide with a 2015 report released by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB)”. The PRB report noted that an “increase in the number of immigrants from African and Middle Eastern countries was the primary reason behind the rising FGM rates in the U.S.”
10.) Police captured an illegal immigrant posing with his “daughter” whom he was raping. A DHS official noted that the illegal alien, Ramon Pedro, arrived with a young girl he claimed was his daughter at the Ysleta Port of Entry in Texas in mid-April. After Pedro and his claimed daughter was hospitalized for tuberculosis testing, U.S. authorities discovered she was not related to him in any way and was being systematically sexually abused by him.
11.) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said more than 600,000 foreigners overstayed U.S. visas in 2017.
12.) In an obvious attempt to further invalidate and undermine the U.S. Election System, a Democratic Senator claimed the Russians had penetrated some Florida voter registration systems. But Florida election officials said there was no evidence of the Russians breaching voter systems.
13.) Heavily armed” Muslim Extremists, who trained 11 children to commit school shootings, were arrested in New Mexico. Days later a New Mexico judge agreed to release the five suspects against the wishes of both the sheriff’s department and the FBI. The judge, while effectively “admonishing the prosecution for Islamophobia” said the state “failed to meet the burden of showing the suspects were a danger to the community”. This, in spite of the fact authorities found “a dead child’s remains on the compound, and an alleged letter sent from one suspect to his brother inviting him to come to New Mexico and die as a martyr”.
14.) According to New Mexico prosecutors, authorities executed a court order to destroy the encampment where the son of a famous New York Imam ritualistically murdered his three-year-old son and trained nearly a dozen other children to commit school shootings.
15.) Because educated women, young people, and independents “are energized”, it was reported that Democrats have enough to win over 24 seats in the 2018 Midterm Elections, thus taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time since 2010.
16.) A University of Albany professor predicted that Trump voters will “provoke violence” on a grand scale when Donald Trump departs from the Oval Office because of their “white racial resentment, anxiety and anger about immigration, rural consciousness, and commitment to conservative Christian values”; which also makes Trump voters “particularly inclined to embrace propaganda”.
17.) It was revealed that more than half of foreign refugees are on taxpayer-funded food stamps.
18.) More Republican seats joined the 2018 Midterm Election “toss up column” as progressive candidates bounced back in key Midwest races.
19.) After primaries in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont and Connecticut – the Washington Post declared President Donald Trump the “big winner” and “king of Republican primary politics” setting up competitive races for Senate, House and gubernatorial seats in the 2018 Midterm Elections this November.
20.) Rasmussen reported that Black voter support for President Trump nearly doubled to 36%.
21.) CNN officially crossed the line in “offering moral cover for those who engage in political violence” against Trump supporters “calling for the left’s political opponents to be “stamped out”.
22.) Muslims held a massive rally chanting “allahu akbar” in the home of the Minnesota Vikings, USBank Stadium.
23.) An election handicapper shifted 10 House races toward Democrats for the upcoming 2018 Midterm Elections.
24.) Reuters–Ipsos survey found that 70% of Americans (85% Democrats and 52% Republicans) supported “Medicare for all”.
25.) Lawyers close to the White House said the Trump administration is nowhere near prepared for the investigatory onslaught that awaits them if the Democrats win the house in the 2018 Midterms; and claimed that as “among the greatest threats to his presidency”.
26.) It was reported that Hollywood was launching an “unprecedented” campaign to affect the 2018 Midterm Elections.
27.) Some Republicans claimed President Trump’s actions over the summer amounted to a series of costly errors that distracted from the party’s strong economic message and raised doubts about whether the GOP can keep control of the House, and perhaps the Senate, in the upcoming midterm elections.
Capitalism & Marxism
28.) Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro admitted his socialist economic model has “failed” in the wake of food and medicine shortages and public service paralysis in a country where nothing works anymore.
29.) Lack of food pushed 2.3 million people to flee the socialist nation of Venezuela.
30.) Reuters reported that consumers were being squeezed by inflation, gas prices, and tariffs.
31.) As Barack Obama came “out of relative political hiding to endorse an array of Democratic candidates in the midterm elections” who, if they win, will no doubt hide the former president’s complicity in SPYGATE, he curiously neglected to endorse his political soulmate, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; who other Progressive Democrats have labeled as “lightening in a bottle”.
32.) The Young Democratic Socialists of America organization now claims to have more than 250 chapters on campuses across the country, a dramatic increase from just 15 chapters in 2016; as a Virginia Commonwealth University student campaigned to become Co-Chair of the Young Democratic Socialists of America, saying the organization is “insufficiently socialist”.
33.) The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said a record 155,965,000 people were employed in July, the 11th record-breaker since President Trump took office 19 months ago.
34.) Total nonfarm payrolls increased by 157,000, below the 190,000 expected in a Reuters survey of economists and the lowest gain since March.
35.) According to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Manufacturing jobs in the United States increased by 37,000 in July and have now increased by 400,000 since Donald Trump became president.
36.) The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported that the unemployment for Hispanic workers again plumbed a new record low in July.
37.) The U.S. Commerce Department said the trade deficit rose 7% in June to “mark the first increase in four months, keeping the U.S. on track to post the largest annual gap in a decade even as the Trump White House escalates tariffs in an effort to bring it down”.
38.) As the far-left communists of “antifa” clashed with the Trump-supporting Patriot Prayer in Portland, Oregon – face-masked police, equipped with military gear, prevented the groups from harming each other; except for a few relatively minor incidents.
39.) The New York Times reported that “vanishing pensions, soaring medical expenses” and “inadequate savings” were creating a bankruptcy boom among older Americans.
40.) It was reported that optimism among small-business owners reached its highest point in the 15-year history of the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index.
41.) After the Democratic Party’s rising star, the socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, held a whirlwind tour of the U.S. in order to parlay her Marxist populism into helping other Socialist candidates win Democratic Primary races – all of the candidates Ocasio-Cortez endorsed, lost their respective races.
42.) It was reported that core inflation had soared at its fastest pace since 2008.
43.) The U.S. budget deficit soared as the nation’s spending on interest hit an all-time high, and the cost of living rose at the fastest rate in a decade.
44.) It was reported that the U.S. Government collected record individual income taxes but still ran a $683.9B deficit.
45.) U.S. household debt hit a record $13.3 trillion.
46.) It was reported that U.S. retail sales increased strongly in July.
47.) Against the protestations of reporters, the Democratic Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, barred the press from a town hall meeting “so people would feel safe”.
48.) The Wall Street Journal reported that luxury apartment sales had plummeted 31% as other financial media outlets reported on “stalling housing indicators” and “waning manufacturing optimism”.
49.) The Census Bureau reported that 52.1% of kids lived in households receiving means-tested government Assistance.
50.) President Trump declared the “market would crash” if Democrats impeached him.
51.) The Atlanta Fed raised GDP forecast to 4.6%.
52.) Stocks jumped as the United States and Mexico closed a new trade deal.
53.) Thirty-five-hundred teachers in the Portland Oregon Public Schools System were given an $18.00 teaching guide called “Planning to Change The World – A Plan Book For Social Justice Teachers”, that praised Che Guevara, featured Black Panther founders, promoted islam, and with several communist sympathizing mentions. The guide was designed to cater to kids as young as 5 years old.
54.) The California Democratic Party chairman called for a boycott of In-N-Out Burger after it was revealed this week that the fast food chain donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party.
55.) On behalf of the Military Industrial Complex that former President Dwight Eisenhower warned America about, Neocon U.S. Senators sought “crushing sanctions for Russia” in a new bill.
56.) It was reported that the United Kingdom’s intake of refugees and migrants were 100 Percent Muslim, as the U.K. Home Office rejected Syrian Christians from resettlement.
57.) The Trump administration announced it was hitting Russia with new sanctions punishing Putin’s government for the March 4 nerve-agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the United Kingdom. Russia condemned the “draconian sanctions”.
58.) A deeply disturbing report was released by the United Nations detailing rampant sexual exploitation of children by UN employees throughout multiple countries.
59.) Migrant gangs unleashed coordinated fire-bomb rampage across multiple cities in Sweden. And then did it again.
60.) President Trump’s Tweet on South Africa’s racist and murderous land confiscation policies drew that government’s ire.
61.) In response to a reference regarding alleged “new intel” by US National Security Advisor John Bolton, the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) said a “staged chemical provocation was coming”; amid reports of abducted Syrian children that may be used as pawns in a fake chemical attack and blamed on Syrian government forces.
62.) Senior U.S. officials warned the Russian and Syrian governments against chemical weapons use in Syria as forces allied with its President Bashar Assad prepare for an offensive on a rebel stronghold.
63.) Pope Francis expressed outrage over the Catholic Church’s cover-up of sex abuse.
64.) In Huddersfield, England, 31 Muslims were charged with sex crimes against children as young as twelve.
65.) It was announced that Russia would hold its largest war games since the Cold War with exercises to be carried out in participation with China and Mongolia.
66.) The woman known as the “Manhattan Madam” for once running a high-end prostitution ring in New York City says she was bullied by Robert Mueller’s team when she was forced to testify in front of a grand jury in connection with the Russia investigation. She said she was forced to answer leading questions on the character of her longtime friend and colleague Roger Stone and that the leading questions made her sick.
67.) An investigative journalist was found dead in a Washington D.C. hotel room weeks after reporting Bill Clinton to the FBI and DHS for allegedly raping a boy.
68.) It was reported that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office was considering pursuing criminal charges against the Trump Organization and two senior company officials in connection with Michael D. Cohen’s hush money payment to an adult film actress.
69.) Allen Weisselberg, President Trump’s longtime financial gatekeeper, was granted immunity by federal prosecutors for providing information about Michael Cohen in the criminal investigation into hush-money payments for two women during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The President & the Porn Star
70.) After a review of 4 million documents seized by the FBI from President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, retired judge Barbara Jones found that only 1,972 of those items “were considered privileged or personal and, therefore, not fair game for investigators in the ongoing criminal investigation of Cohen”.
71.) The AP reported that Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, whose offices were raided earlier this year when federal investigators nullified Trump’s attorney client privilege, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, according to two people familiar with the federal probe.
72.) Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen said he would plead guilty in connection with the financial fraud investigation against him as part of a deal with prosecutors that includes three to five years jail time.
73.) A former aide to President Bill Clinton said that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s plea deal was a prosecutor’s attempt to set up President Trump.
74.) New York State subpoenaed Michael Cohen as part of the Trump Foundation probe.
The President, Lawyers, Spies, & Media Lies
75.) As special counsel Robert Mueller referred a collection of cases to New York federal prosecutors concerning whether several high-profile American lobbyists and operatives failed to register their work as foreign agents – President Donald Trump, on the very first day of August, called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to shut down Mueller’s Russia investigation and tweeted that Mueller’s “dirty work” was a “disgrace to USA”.
76.) Just one day after President Trump pointed out that collusion was not a crime, the media noted how “conspiracy” was the “new watchword in Mueller’s filings” because conspiracy charges are “building blocks: Once prosecutors allege a conspiracy, they can add more individuals later”.
77.) In response to Ivanka Trump’s claim that the “media was NOT the enemy of the people”, President Trump said his daughter was correct but that she meant to say ‘FAKE NEWS’ IS ‘the enemy of the people’.
78.) A federal judge ruled that a former assistant to Roger Stone must testify before the grand jury convened by special counsel Robert Mueller.
79.) A 71-page release of heavily redacted records concerning former MI6 spy Christopher Steele revealed that he was paid by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) “at least 11 times during 2016, and that Steele was admonished by the agency for unknown reasons in February, 2016”.
80.) President Donald Trump acknowledged (by way of tweet) that his son, Donald Jr., indeed met with Russians in 2016 at Trump Tower to get information on his election opponent Hillary Clinton, saying it was “totally legal” and “done all the time in politics”. In response, NBC news said the “tweet was a significant departure” from a “statement dictated by the president and issued by Trump Jr. last July regarding the purpose of the Trump Tower meeting between Trump Jr., campaign officials and a Kremlin-linked lawyer”.
81.) The hacking collective Anonymous pledged to expose the people behind the “QAnon” conspiracy theory.
82.) Rick Gates testified against his boss, former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort claiming they both conspired to commit fraud, and that he [Gates] embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort.
83.) President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, told Fox News Host Sean Hannity that the Russian Investigation was going to “blow up” on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team because “there’s a lot more to what they did that nobody knows about yet”.
84.) The New York Post described the three sins of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and called on President Trump to “strike a blow for accountability and transparency by ordering the Justice Department to give Congress everything it wants”.
85.) A “secret recording” from a private fundraiser was released by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow whereby the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes (R-Calif) suggested that a GOP majority was needed to protect Trump. Of course, The Washington Post, painted it as a conspiracy, calling Nunes “Trump’s stooge”, while making no mention whatsoever of the Mainstream Media’s painting the ranking member of the Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff (D-Calif), as a saint battling Luciferian forces and saving the world one press conference at a time.
86.) The Washington Post, which has colluded to cover-up FISA abuse and Spygate, thus allowing Democracy to Die in the Darkness, published an opinion article by a constitutional law professor who said it was time for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to “bring out the big guns” and subpoena the sitting president of the United States.
87.) A former aide to political operative and longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, was held in contempt of court for defying an order to testify in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
88.) In response to the firing of FBI agent, Peter Strzok, President Trump questioned if the Russian “Witch Hunt” would be dropped now based on the fact that “Strzok was in charge of the Witch Hunt”.
89.) President Trump ratcheted up his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, tweeting that Sessions was “scared stiff” and “missing in action” amid special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
90.) Reports surfaced that Special counsel Robert Mueller was narrowing his focus on Roger Stone in his investigation into Russian interference in the election, prompting widespread speculation that the longtime adviser to President Trump was likely a target in the probe.
91.) More media outlets began reporting that it was Hillary Clinton and U.S. intelligence officials all along who worked with Russians and others to entrap Trump.
92.) Although two-thirds of Americans surveyed said Special Counsel Robert Mueller should complete his investigation before the midterm elections, it appeared Mueller disagreed with that assessment.
93.) A former FBI agent who “is ashamed of what the FBI has become” found it “absolutely preposterous” that Deputy Director Rod Rosenstein was still in his position knowing that he signed off on the final FISA application to spy on Donald Trump; especially in light of DOJ Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusing himself from the case.
94.) President Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director (i.e. the mastermind behind Spygate), John Brennan, causing Brennan to call Trump a “tyrant” that “Americans should gravely worry” about. The next day, while obviously still in a huff, Brennan wrote an op-ed in the New York Times claiming President Trump was trying to silence “anyone who would dare challenge him” which is ironic given that Brennan’s false claims appeared in the New York Times without any resistance from President Trump.
95.) President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, confirmed that former CIA Director John Brennan was the mastermind behind Spygate.
96.) Former CIA Director John Brennan said he was considering legal action to stop his security clearance revocations.
97.) In response to Brennan’s threat of legal action, President Trump said: Go ahead, make my day.
98.) Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said former CIA Director John Brennan’s rhetoric was becoming an issue “in and of itself”.
99.) It was reported that the Special Counsel’s Office had almost three times the number of exhibits it wants to show a jury in Paul Manafort’s next criminal trial compared with what it used in his Virginia case.
100.) The Wall Street Journal reported on the “deeply troubling” FBI and justice department collusion against Team Trump and specifically questioned the involvement and actions of former Deputy Attorney General, Bruce Ohr, whose wife worked for Fusion GPS, the firm that colluded with the Russians and the Hillary Clinton campaign in order to fabricate the now-discredited Russian dossier.
101.) The Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr said there is “no factual evidence today that we’ve received” on collusion or conspiracy between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign.
102.) President Trump called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire Bruce Ohr, the DOJ official who was demoted twice after he lied about his involvement with opposition research firm Fusion GPS, the firm Hillary Clinton paid to “assemble the salacious and unverified “Steele Dossier” using Kremlin sources”.
103.) Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired back at President Trump saying his Department of Justice “won’t be improperly influenced by politics”. In response, Trump Tweeted: “Come On Jeff, You Can Do It”; amid other specific taunts as follows:
“Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.” Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look in to all of the corruption on the “other side” including deleted Emails, Comey lies & leaks, Mueller conflicts, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2018
….FISA abuse, Christopher Steele & his phony and corrupt Dossier, the Clinton Foundation, illegal surveillance of Trump Campaign, Russian collusion by Dems – and so much more. Open up the papers & documents without redaction? Come on Jeff, you can do it, the country is waiting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2018
Ex-NSA contractor to spend 63 months in jail over “classified” information. Gee, this is “small potatoes” compared to what Hillary Clinton did! So unfair Jeff, Double Standard.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2018
104.) From the Island of Paradoxes in the northern regions of the Twilight Zone, George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, tweeted at President Trump that the country needs a leader who understands how to faithfully execute the law.
105.) Several key Republican Senators announced that they would support President Trump if he chose to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
106.) The mother of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, claimed that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was the person behind the leaked DNC emails, and not Russia.
107.) A federal jury in Virginia convicted Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, on eight counts involving bank and tax fraud, but no verdicts could be reached on the 10 other charges he faced, resulting in a mistrial for those charges.
108.) President Trump claimed his former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, was “brave” and that his former attorney, Michael Cohen, lied to cut a deal with federal prosecutors.
109.) A juror from Paul Manafort’s trial said “certainly Mr. Manafort got caught breaking the law, but he wouldn’t have gotten caught if they weren’t after President Trump” and referred to the special counsel’s case as a “witch hunt to try to find Russian collusion”.
110.) A Russian translator, who was present during the now-infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, has testified that he worked for top Democrats including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Kerry.
111.) Bloomberg reported how loyalty was being tested as President Trump’s closest confidants become witnesses in the Deep State’s soft coup against the constitutionally elected president.
112.) Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis admitted he lied to the media when he claimed he confirmed a CNN report with anonymous sources about President Trump’s foreknowledge of the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June of 2016.
113.) President Trump’s Attorney, Rudy Giuliani, asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions why Hillary Clinton’s payment to Fusion GPS was not under investigation?
114.) President Trump said that he “may have to get involved” in order to get to the “bottom of Crooked Hillary’s corruption.
115.) Veteran Republican operative Roger Stone predicted special counsel Robert Mueller will soon indict Donald Trump Jr. on a process crime.
116.) A bombshell new investigation revealed that former FBI Director James Comey buried hundreds of thousands of emails that were discovered on Anthony Weiner’s laptop by officials.
117.) Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) revealed that Congressional investigators had learned new information suggesting the FBI and DOJ previously leaked information to the press then used those same press stories as a separate source to justify seeking FISA warrants on Trump advisor Carter Page. Of course, the FBI is disputing that claim.
118.) It was reported that President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was putting together a “counter-report” to question Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “legitimacy”. Giuliani said Trump was “happy that this is part of his legal team’s strategy”.
119.) Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone said Robert Mueller’s team was “examining every aspect” of his “personal, private, family, social, business and political life”, and that the goal of the special counsel was to “to frame me for some nonexistent crime to silence me and pressure me to testify against the president. … I am not going to do it.“
Guns R Us
120.) A Tampa Bay Florida ABC affiliate reported that a law “swiftly passed after the Parkland school shooting on Valentine’s Day” has resulted in 467 “risk protection cases filed in Florida” has allowed governmental authorities to confiscate “200 firearms and around 30,000 rounds of ammunition” so far.
121.) It was reported that the National Rifle Association (NRA) was in “grave financial jeopardy”, and that it could soon “be unable to exist… or pursue its advocacy mission”.
122.) Anti-gun protester, David Hogg, was protected by armed guards as he protested outside of the headquarters of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
123.) A legally-armed concealed carry holder took down a gunman at a Florida children’s event.
124.) Over the 1st full weekend of August, 2018 over 63 people were shot in one of the nation’s largest gun free zones; as Black Chicagoans blasted the “con man” Mayor Rahm Emanuel and asked Trump for help. In the aftermath of the weekend’s carnage, Mayor Emanuel said: “There are too many guns on the street” and that the “change” needed was “the culture that condones rather than condemns”.
125.) Two weeks later, Chicago, also experienced another 61 people shot on the third weekend of August 2018. Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said “the shooters don’t fear any significant consequences in court”.
126.) After South Africa “called for 300,000 gun owners to turn over their weapons” it began seizing white-owned farms.
127.) In the aftermath of a another mass-shooting by a video game addict, on anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medications – Florida politicians once again blamed the gun and the NRA.
Big Brother Cometh
128.) Papa John’s went to extreme measures to erase all evidence of its founder John Schnatter from its 5,212 location pizza chain, after an N-word incident.
129.) After President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, broke her father and said the “press was NOT the enemy of the people”, CNN’s Jim Acosta challenged Press Secretary Sarah Sanders the next day to concur with Ivanka’s statement. The Orwellian Media later headlined the exchange as “Sanders Won’t Dispute Claim That Media Is Enemy of People” after Sanders responded thusly:
Repeatedly…, repeatedly…, the media resorts to personal attacks without any content other than to incite anger.
The media has attacked me personally, on a number of occasions, including your own [CNN] network.., said I should be harassed as a life sentence, that I should be choked, ICE officials are not welcomed in their place of worship, and personal information is shared on the internet.
When I was hosted by the Correspondents Association, of which almost all of you are members of…, you brought a comedian up to attack my appearance and call me a traitor to my own gender.
In fact, as far as I know, I’m the first press secretary in the history of the United States that’s required Secret Service Protection.
The media continues to ratchet up the verbal assault against the president, and everyone in this administration – and certainly we have a role to play, but the media has a role to play for the discourse in this country as well.
– Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to CNN’s Jim Acosta, August 2, 2018 White House Press Briefing
130.) It was reported that The New York Times newest editorial hire (Sarah Jeong) had a history of racist tweets against white people as well as the police, and all men in general.
131.) Activist editors for Wikipedia prevented any mention of the newly hired New York Times editorial board member Sarah Jeong ’s racist tweets.
132.) It was reported that Google’s subsidiary, YouTube.com, was taking steps to combat scientific misinformation using Wikipedia.com to help the streaming platform describe various topics.
133.) In response to the New York Times hiring the racist editor Sarah Jeong – an Afro-American conservative conducted a “thought experiment” whereby Jenog’s tweets (against “whites”) were replaced with “Jewish and Black”. The result? The Afro-American conservative was banned from Twitter.
134.) Las Vegas police have concluded their investigation into the October 1, 2017 shooting with no clear idea of why the gunman murdered 58 people and wounded hundreds more.
135.) All within a matter of hours of each other: Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify all banned Infowars’ founder Alex Jones; Twitter suspended Libertarian accounts, including the Ron Paul Institute Director; Facebook blocked an Asian-American Republican congressional candidate’s ad in a blatant attempt to meddle in the midterm elections; Instagram banned English Defense League founder, Tommy Robinson, as social media purged what they call the “far right”; and Amazon.com stopped recommending Alex Jones’ products.
136.) After a backlash from its own employees who wanted the company to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Twitter sent out a company-wide email saying the company would be accelerating a crackdown on “hate speech” while looking into punishing users for “off-platform behavior”.
137.) Seemingly in response to peer pressure emanating from the Hive Mind, Twitter suspended Alex Jones from their social media platform.
138.) Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn) called “on other tech companies to ban more sites” because the “survival of American democracy depends on it”.
139.) After Silicon Valley blacklisted Infowars.com founder, Alex Jones, his website traffic exploded before a suspected DDOS cyber-attack targeting critical Infowars’ infrastructure later took the site down.
140.) It was reported that the censorship purge of August, 2018 signaled “imminent false flag violence” before the Midterm Elections; possibly even bigger than 9/11.
141.) A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats described plans for government takeover of the internet by way of authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news.
142.) While completely ignoring FISA abuse and Spygate, The Huffington Post and Yahoo.com reported that “Trump Finally Admits His Campaign Colluded With Russia At Trump Tower Meeting”.
143.) A list of 410 movies that were “made under the direct influence and supervision of the Pentagon” was revealed.
144.) Apple said it did not “listen in on its users”, but it’s apps “were another story” because “third-party applications had access to and use ‘non-triggered’ data without users’ knowledge”.
145.) CLEAR biometrics announced that they have installed biometric fingerprint scanners at Seattle’s CenturyLink and Safeco Fields concession stands, adding to the facial recognition scanners that were installed at twelve Major League Baseball stadiums last month – so football, baseball, and soccer fans can submit their fingerprints and faces to buy food, beer and tickets.
146.) In an open acknowledgement of media collusion, The Boston Globe reached out to editorial boards nationwide to write and publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing President Trump’s “dirty war against the free press”. Over 300 newspapers nationwide answered the call to publish the editorials decrying Trump’s anti-press rhetoric except for the Los Angeles Times because it did not want to “engage in groupthink”.
147.) In an act of blatant complicity and collusion, NBC refused to report on its own reporter and crew being assaulted by Antifa in Charlottesville. But, in response to biased reporting on Antifa, the New York Post called out the media’s hypocrisy including the Washington Post calling Antifa rioters “anti-hate protesters”.
148.) It was reported that NBC threatened the actor Woody Allen’s kid if the young man kept reporting on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s #MeToo sex crimes.
149.) As Antifa vowed “bullets” for its political enemies, the Mainstream Media ignored the threat.
150.) The Associated Press reported that Google software on Android devices and iPhones recorded the movements of users in the form of “timestamped location data” even when location tracking was turned off.
151.) The United Methodist Church of Minnesota removed the word “Father” from the Apostles’ Creed in order to be “more tolerant towards transgenderism”.
152.) The Mainstream Media frantically tried to “rewrite history” in order to credit Obama for Trump accomplishments.
153.) The Mainstream Media blamed “Trump-supporting” Qanon followers for a foiled presidential assassination plot, a devastating California wildfire, and an armed standoff with local law enforcement officers in Arizona.
154.) In blatant acts of media bias and collusion, the Mainstream Press covered up Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein’s Chinese Spy Scandal while ignoring the recantation of Republican Jim Jordan’s accuser.
155.) The Mainstream Media diverted its focus away from the election primary wins of Islamist candidates and their victory speeches in Arabic.
156.) Facing employee criticism, Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, admitted that the company’s executives had misled staff on China censorship.
157.) Facebook appeared to censoring the conservative non-profit group PragerU as many recent posts showed a 99.9999% drop in engagement based on Facebook’s own dashboard. The Social Media media company also pulled down two PragerU videos, which were labeled “hate speech.”
158.) Rueters reported that the U.S. government sought Facebook’s help to wiretap its popular Messenger app.
159.) During a weekend Tweetstorm, President Trump claimed social media companies were “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices” and that his administration “won’t let that happen”.
160.) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey “fully admitted” that his social media platform was biased on behalf of the Political Left.
161.) The Trump Administration filed a formal complaint against Facebook for “discriminatory” policy claiming “the way the company targets ads can be used to screen out people based on race, sex or other protected categories”.
162.) During an interview with Reuters, President Trump said it’s “very dangerous” when social platforms like Twitter and Facebook self-regulate content.
163.) China assigned every citizen a “social credit score” to identify who is and who isn’t trustworthy.
164.) It was reported that that Facebook has social score “trust ratings” for users, but it won’t tell users their score.
165.) As New York Post columnist Salena Zito published an article explaining why Trump supporters were unlikely to care about the criminal convictions of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, Facebook flagged the article as “spam”.
166.) As tech companies planned to gather for a secret meeting to collude in affecting the 2018 Midterm Elections, President Trump slammed social media firms for ‘silencing millions’.
167.) CNN and MSNBC reporters, anchors, and paid contributors said the word “impeachment” 222 times during the course of just one day.
168.) CNN’s Jim Sciutto was shown to have served up two Fake News Scoops in one week.
169.) CNN’s Oliver Darcy, the same reporter who repeatedly lobbied YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to censor Infowars.com, asserted there was no political agenda to censor conservatives.
170.) It was revealed that 96% of Google search results for “Trump news” originated from liberal media outlets.
171.) President Trump questioned if Google’s “rigged” search results were “Illegal”.
172.) In the aftermath of President Trump’s criticism of Google’s biased news results, the top story on Google News was a CNN article defending Google News.
173.) A clothing company owned by Navy SEALs and Army Special Forces combat veterans, was permanently suspended from Facebook’s Instagram platform for “hate speech” after criticizing NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.
174.) A former police detective-turned-investigative author was found dead, just days after publishing a book that exposed a high-level government pedophile ring.
175.) Hours after political cartoonist, Ben Garrison, provided 10 reasons not to mourn John McCain, his website went down due to a denial of service attack.
176.) An extensive study by The Media Research Center revealed multiple ways how online media companies were suppressing free speech.
177.) Twitter blocked famous conservatives from the company’s “Moments” feature, including the official account of Vice President Mike Pence.
178.) Fearing it could foster an “anti-Muslim environment”, a private Wisconsin college banned students from exhibiting a 911 memorial.
According to the August headlines, it appears the Democratic Party maintains the momentum for the upcoming elections in November. If that holds true, then it will represent a serious turning point for the nation. If it doesn’t, then that will be revealing in and of itself.
But if the Democrats do win, as the above trends indicate, they’ll increasingly push for open borders, allow activist judges to legislate from the bench, pursue social justice and politically correct thought-control measures, expand entitlements, screw deserving RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) like two-dollar whores, engage in expansive congressional investigations of all things Trump, and, of course, begin impeachment proceedings.
It also appears socialism is trending in America; even as lack of food has forced millions to flee from the socialist nation of Venezuela.
Moreover, reports on the U.S. economy remain contradictory via record employment, increasing retail sales, rising optimism, a growing GDP, and a new trade deal with Mexico – amid rising deficits, interest spending, inflation, cost of living, and household debt.
Around the world, mass migration continues to create carnage throughout the northern hemisphere nations, especially in Europe, as South Africa and Syria remain geopolitical hot spots, and as sex crimes have ravaged America, Europe, the United Nations, and the Catholic Church.
Regarding the soft-coup against President Trump, the legal noose tightens around the necks of those in his circle, as the Robert Mueller Express gathers steam; even as the Russia Investigation appears less credible day by day.
At the same time, Big Brother grew even taller in August; casting a wider shadow over the former constitutional republic that was once the United States of America; and the entire world.
In the full compilation of 178 transitional revelations for August, and according to this blogger, 38 could be considered making America (and/or the world) great again, with 19 as being neutral or questionable, and 121 as representing the ever-accelerating slide into Orwellian hell. These counts were 28, 27, and 154 (from the Full List) last month and 32, 8, and 104, respectively, the month prior.
No matter what happens in the elections this November, the current trends over the last several months have revealed a tough road ahead.
Hope springs eternal, but reality’s a bitch. Expect to see both of these topics in future headlines and in the themes of essays from this blogger. Stay tuned.
One thought on “Destination in Sight: 178 Revelations from August, 2018”
A mind-boggling list. It is disheartening and sad to see how quickly our institutions are falling amongst a mildly disinterested citizenry.
Be careful. You are flying too close to the sun.