3 Potential Mass Shootings Foiled

Good news everybody! Three potential mass shootings foiled!

(CNN) Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out.

All three cases were brought to authorities’ attention thanks to tips from the public.

In the story we learn about these men, how the public told the police about them, what they allegedly said on social media and in text messages and what they were arrested for.

They are:

James Patrick Reardon, Ohio.
Tristan Scott Wix, Florida.
Brandon Wagshol, Connecticut

This is a good thing. So, how will the guns everywhere crowd respond? By not reading the article and screaming about “Pre-crime! 2nd Amendment rights! 400 rounds is not a lot of ammunition!”

And there will also be people who understand both the need to protect the safety of the public and people’s rights and civil liberties.

Read the article, LINK there are some questions unanswered, and there will be challenges in these cases that is to be expected.  It’s part of due process and that’s important.

What to note is the gun people will want to push a slippery slope idea when it comes to government and free speech. (What’s the opposite of a slippery slope? Grippy floor?)

What they won’t want to talk about is the flood of guns that we are soaking in. That the three suspect’s already possessed. The gun lobby wants us to dismiss arsenals as no-big deal.

The gun lobby will want to flip this story to make it a free speech issue. The lawyers for these men will want their case to turn on what they said in their threats and how they are being singled out just because they are white men. “They haven’t shot anyone yet!” There will be discussions about threats, true threats and the meaning of each word.
It was a joke! They didn’t really mean to scare anyone!” They will also rightly demand to know if these men had due process. “When will they get their seized property back?”

The NRA doesn’t care about protecting these people’s speech, but they will use that to set the suspects free without addressing the combination of what they said and the means they had to carry out those threats tomorrow.

If these guys were in another country and making these threats it would be different. They wouldn’t have the means, even if they had the motive and opportunity. It’s about the guns! They make the threats different.

 

Some powerful men do get convicted of sex crimes. Let’s learn from those cases.

We live in a world where powerful men have sexually trafficked women and raped children repeatedly, over years. They employ fixers who use multiple methods to stop victims from obtaining justice.

What can you do? First. Stop thinking the rich and powerful will always win. It’s easy to be cynical when we see the powerful at the top get away with their crimes. But they don’t always.In our system the powerful men’s fixers exploit victim’s lack of equivalent legal, financial and PR resources to prevent justice and to silence the victims. They use the general public’s cynicism, impatience and learned helplessness as a tool. But when you give up hope of men ever coming to justice, you let the child rapists and their protectors win. But they don’t always win.

I’m going to tell you what The Fixers, the people protecting the powerful, will be doing next. By anticipating what each type of Fixer will do, you can set traps and catch them in the act.I’ve written about the Epstein case twice. July 10th Epstein And Trump: The Cover Up And The Child Rape and July 26th, Epstein Found Injured in Jail. Suicide Attempt? Or Attempted “Suicide? As a . . . → Read More: Some powerful men do get convicted of sex crimes. Let’s learn from those cases.

Don’t blame the babies. They don’t know monsters are real.

Newt: My mommy always said there were no monsters – no real ones – but there are, aren’t there?

Ripley: Yes, there are.

Newt: Why do they tell little kids that?

Ripley: Most of the time it’s true.

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Nadler demands Kavanaugh’s WH records from 2001-06. Hannity freaks out

On August 6th, Jerry Nadler’s committee wrote The National Archives and Records Administration asking them to produce ALL the White House records from 2001 to 2006 when Kavanaugh served as Staff Secretary and in the White House Counsel’s Office. (Link to letter) Predictably Sean Hannity freaks out and screams “LET… IT… GO.”

LET… IT… GO. https://t.co/Mss0iiHHFB

— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 7, 2019

(Hmm, I wonder if he just watched Frozen?)

Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, called it harassment and a fishing expedition. I’m surprised he didn’t call it a witch hunt, I expect that will be coming from Trump.

The people who don’t want evidence to be produced will work to delay release and attempt to block it claiming it was privileged or not relevant. When the new info is released–corroborating other evidence–they will work to reinterpret the smoking gun emails and Kavanaugh’s awareness of them as minor.

Here are more emails. It is simply not ‘normal’ to get real-time insider intelligence from a Democratic “mole” and marked “spying.” Red flags abound. And with 102,000 documents withheld by the Trump WH, mostly about judicial noms, we can bet there’s more. pic.twitter.com/FtbJsahkD7

— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) September 6, 2018

. . . → Read More: Nadler demands Kavanaugh’s WH records from 2001-06. Hannity freaks out

Epstein Found Injured in Jail. Suicide Attempt? Or Attempted “Suicide?”

This story about Epstein’s injuries in jail broke on Thursday July 25th. On July 15th I wrote about what powerful people implicated in Epstein’s crimes might do to shut it all down. Destruction of evidence? Obstruction of justice? Murder of perpetrator? All of the above? Here is what I wrote:

So I’m thinking. “Let’s say you work for a foreign government or royal family and there is evidence of your client raping a child? Let’s say you know he was listed in the Epstein 74 page indictment that was sealed, what would you do to stop that from being released?”

It reminded me of Deborah Jeane Palfrey case (dubbed the D.C. Madam) She was convicted on April 15, 2008 of racketeering, using the mail for illegal purposes, and money laundering. Slightly over two weeks later, facing a prison sentence of five or six years, she was found hanged. Autopsy results and the final police investigative report concluded that her death was a suicide.

What legal tricks, leverage and favors will be called in? Who will be threatened?

So far there are two attorney’s who are petitioning to keep their clients . . . → Read More: Epstein Found Injured in Jail. Suicide Attempt? Or Attempted “Suicide?”

What would video of Kavanaugh’s hearing prep reveal?

I just watched the NBC video from 1992 of Trump and Epstein at a party talking and laughing with cheerleaders. I wondered, “What other videos that seemed innocuous at the time, are now dangerous to people in power?” Video of conversations that didn’t seem important at the time could now be evidence of a decision made, an action taken, a personal connection verified or proof of a lie.

In the face of videos of horrible crimes like child rape, we forget that sometimes plan old videos of powerful men and their enablers talking and planning actions they consider normal can be used against them.

I was reminded of these kind of videos following the This American Life episode “The Wannabes.” It was about democratic candidates on the road in Iowa preparing for the debate. The show described how Julián Castro and team spent days doing debate prep. You know what else is like debate prep? Senate confirmation hearing prep.

The show covered the process:

Ira Glass Some candidates just end up getting five minutes. So you have limited time, and you have no idea what they’re going to ask you about. And so you have to prepare perfect, pithy . . . → Read More: What would video of Kavanaugh’s hearing prep reveal?

Let’s Prepare For Wilbur Ross Getting Fired

Thursday July 17, House votes to hold AG Barr and Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt of Congress over census citizenship question Vox

Watch your back Wilbur! Getty Images

I’m no Judge Napolitano, who predicted the exact day a Trump underling was forced out. Judge Napolitano: Alex Acosta Will Be Gone By Friday. But I think Ross will be gone soon, and I want the media and congress to learn from all the previous firing and resignations and prepare to bust Ross in upcoming press conferences, interviews and congressional hearings.

Back in the olden days bloggers pointed out how the media failed to strategically and tactically deal with Bush’s manipulation of the press in the run up to the war in Iraq. In that fine tradition I’m going to offer some advice to them AND to the congress members. These suggestions are ALSO for the politically aware and media-savvy people reading this.

The media and congress are so busy covering new atrocities they don’t have time to see the patterns and use them to expose the White House’s tricks and turn them back on them.

It has been observed and reported that Trump demands his underlings follow . . . → Read More: Let’s Prepare For Wilbur Ross Getting Fired

Did you notice Epstein’s child sex trafficking case sounds like Pizzagate?

I’m sure others have noticed that the actual Epstein child sex ring sounds a lot like the Pizzagate made up story. Why might this be?

If I knew of an *ACTUAL” sex-trafficking ring involving powerful people that I couldn’t cover up totally, I’d instead swap details and direct it to patsies. Then, when it is proven false, people would stop looking for the sex trafficking OR assume all such stories are over blown and it was “just another conspiracy theory”. That’s what I would do if I was a master at sowing discord via social media. Like the folks at the Internet Research Agency in Russia.

“Proponents of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory falsely claimed that the emails contained coded messages referring to human trafficking and connecting several U.S. restaurants and high-ranking officials of the Democratic Party with an alleged child sex ring involving the restaurant and pizzeria Comet Ping Pong, located in Washington, D.C.” Wikipedia

Let me rewrite this about the Epstein case based on what we know now:

The Epstein case has evidence from emails, phone logs, plane logs and dozens of witness interviews of human trafficking, child rape and molestation connecting several high-ranking officials of the Republican party, . . . → Read More: Did you notice Epstein’s child sex trafficking case sounds like Pizzagate?

How Power Fixers Cover Up Child Rape: Epstein and Trump

The Epstein case might be another way to bust Trump for one of his many serious crimes. But it won’t be easy. We can expect Trump’s White House to deal with this case like the others.

First deny. Then project Trump’s actions onto other people, in this case, Bill Clinton. Next they will try to distance themselves from the perpetrator while discrediting the victims involved. Finally there will be lots of screaming about Witch Hunts.

Remember, with Trump there are actual crimes that happened. We have records of victims being paid off in Trump’s fraud and theft crimes. In other cases people were threatened, so they would shut up. We have evidence of that too. Trump has always used both high-level legal tricks and low-level thuggery.

For Trump’s alleged sexual assault cases he uses the same tricks. Only in this case, he might be the one who sees himself as a victim! If Epstein has evidence against Trump I think it would go like this:

“It never happened. (show the photo evidence) I was told she was 18! (Play the audio evidence) That could have been anyone! Where is your proof!? (play the video evidence) “That’s fake!”

If we follow . . . → Read More: How Power Fixers Cover Up Child Rape: Epstein and Trump

How did Tim Ryan get there?

http://www.spockosbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/How-did-I-get-here.mp4

Lots of good progressive Democrats running for President. But if you aren’t ready for prime time, kindly step to the rear and let a winner lead the way. @Warren2020

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