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I'm more worried about the period of time "before he loses"

This post scares the crap out of me:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214093576

Whenever Ross's name comes up I like to remind people of the 2017 Forbes expose:

If even half of the accusations are legitimate, the current United States secretary of commerce could rank among the biggest grifters in American history.

New Details About Wilbur Ross’ Business Point To Pattern Of Grifting

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2018/08/06/new-details-about-wilbur-rosss-businesses-point-to-pattern-of-grifting/#5a47edd11c33

The Case Of Wilbur Ross' Phantom $2 Billion

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/11/07/the-case-of-wilbur-ross-phantom-2-billion/#3dcabc407515

Remember this from April: "I don't care about any of that"

“I told Jared that if Trump won a second term, he wouldn’t have to worry about running again and you can really help people. Jared just looked at me and said, ‘I don’t care about any of that,’ ” the executive told the outlet.

Later, the executive added: “I wanted to tell Jared you don’t say that part out loud, even in private.”


https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/495270-insiders-describe-kushner-as-de-facto-president-who-played-key-role

Yes, or at least early on:

1. Trashing our NATO allies
2. Helsinki, where he genuflected to Putin
3. Pulling us out of the Paris Accords
4. His abusive phone calls to Merkel and Theresa May
5. The way he comported himself at the G7, G20, United Nations and NATO meetings
6. Absurd threats to impose tariffs on our closest allies (UK, France, Canada, Japan, South Korea and others) on everything from wine to steel, or force them to pay fines to cover the cost of our troops being stationed there.

(and many more humiliations)

The world has been onto him for a long time.

New article names doctor in ICE/hysterectomy scandal (NBC via Yahoo News)

Lawyers allege abuse of migrant women by gynecologist for Georgia ICE detention center
NBC News
Julia Ainsley and Jacob Soboroff and Daniella Silva
NBC News•September 15, 2020

WASHINGTON -- A nurse who worked at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Irwin County, Georgia and four lawyers representing clients there are claiming that immigrant women are routinely being sent to a gynecologist who has left them bruised and performed unnecessary procedures, including hysterectomies.

The doctor, who three lawyers identified as Dr. Mahendra Amin, practicing in Douglas, Georgia, has continued to see women from the Irwin County Detention Center for the past several years despite complaints from his patients.

Amin was the subject of a Justice Department investigation in 2015 for making false claims to Medicaid and Medicare. As a result, he and other doctors involved paid $525,000 in a civil settlement, according to the Justice Department.

The lawyers identified the doctor after a whistleblower complaint to the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security was filed by Dawn Wooten, who worked as a nurse inside the facility. She said in there complaint that detainees were not getting COVID-19 tests and other needed medical care.

Wooten worked full time as a licensed practical nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, until being demoted in July.


Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/nurse-questions-medical-care-operations-122005045.html

It seems to be this person:

Dr. Mahendra G. Amin MD
Douglas, GA
Specialty / Subspecialties: Obstetrics & Gynecology / General Obstetrics & Gynecology

https://health.usnews.com/doctors/mahendra-amin-47492

This story is so disturbing...

For what it's worth: Found this article that gave me (some) pause about Brian Murphy

Miles Taylor takes issue with some of Murphy's claims.

The Latest Trump Whistle-Blower Merits Some Skepticism
A former administration official who has since endorsed Joe Biden has a few questions about the allegations.


https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-09-10/latest-trump-whistle-blower-merits-some-skepticism

Murphy also claims he was transferred out of his job in the aftermath of complaints to other senior officials that he was being ordered to “manipulate intelligence for political reasons.” Murphy actually lost his job in the aftermath of a Washington Post story that his office was compiling intelligence reports on journalists covering the riots in Portland, Oregon. This was the reason for his demotion Murphy was given at the time by acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf. Murphy’s whistle-blower complaint acknowledges the Post story but says it was “flawed” or “completely erroneous.”

Murphy also says that he was pressured to produce intelligence analysis of riots this summer to cohere with Trump’s view that the violence was organized by antifa radicals. “Mr. Murphy declined to modify any of the intelligence assessments based upon political rhetoric,” his complaint says.

Maybe so — but Murphy appears to have come to this conclusion on his own. Ben Wittes, the editor of Lawfare, posted a July 25 memo from Murphy directing his subordinates to stop calling violence in Portland “opportunistic,” suggesting the riots and arson in that city were simply the result of crowds getting out of hand. He instead said there was overwhelming intelligence that the violence in Portland was at least inspired by antifa/anarchist ideology.


IMO, there might be more to this than meets the eye.

This might ease your mind a little bit

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214066866

By the way, this is like the fourth or fifth thing Bloomberg has done to help out. I would post all the stories yet again, but honestly, I'm tired of it.

Hawkfish (Bloomberg's data analytics and advertising firm) is working for the DNC and American Bridge PAC. He's helping in Texas too. It's so easy to find this information.

A quote from the documentary #Unfit

"Once you get on board psychologically, once you commit to a demagogueish ideologue, that puts up a fact-proof screen between you and the world." - Sheldon Solomon, social psychologist

The movie is really interesting, and frightening. He has a long, detailed explanation, but that is the gist of his explanation. Frightened people fall in line between authoritarians who use key words and techniques to make them feel threatened, even if the threats don't exist. Humans revert to tribal behavior.

Bookmarked

This is scary, and it's been on my mind too.

When Hitler concluded the war was lost, he issued something called the Nero Decree, to basically destroy Germany's infrastructure and render its industries useless. It was defied, but the leader believed, "If I'm going down, Germany is coming down with me." He believed Germans didn't deserve to exist, because "they" had failed him.

Yes. All of it.

In fact, we were discussing the possibility this virus was airborne long before it was established in the US media, because studies out of China (and then Italy) indicated as much. In Wuhan, as others have pointed out, they sprayed disinfectant into the air.

Four months before our media routinely explained to us that COVID-19 was airborne, there was this study (March 9) that a few outlets covered, stating that the novel coronavirus could survive in air for (at least) three hours.


Aerosol and surface stability of HCoV-19 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to SARS-CoV-1

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.09.20033217v1.full.pdf
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