Putin deals with enemies one way — destroy them. Wagner boss plane was shot today by Putin’s air defense. Eight bodies recovered after plane hit ground.
Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) thinks that the best way to clean up the FBI is to move FBI’s headquarters out of Washington D.C. to Huntsville, Alabama – which the FBI itself refers to as “its second headquarters”.
See article in the Wall Street Journal 7/11/2023 titled Republican Eyes Sweet Home for New FBI Headquarters in Alabama article 11 of 53.
The decision maker as to where the new FBI headquarters will be located has invited all stakeholders to have their “say” in the decision process. The General Service Administration (GSA) is the entity which will make the decision where the new FBI headquarters will be located. The GSA has been looking lately at sites in Virginia and Maryland.
Many thousands of American voters have been harmed by the ‘take care of Democrat’ leanings and decisions made by the top echelon of the FBI.
All voters are “stakeholders” who can and should have a say where the new FBI headquarters will be located.
President Trump successfully moved the federal agency which oversees federal lands out of Washington D.C. Get closer to what you are actually overseeing was Trump’s thinking.
So what does the FBI do and – based on what it does – (investigate crimes) where should its headquarters be located?
Look on its home page: The FBI investigates all sorts of crime which affect Americans of all ages and walks of life.
One crime the FBI investigates –which affects all Americans accessing the internet — is cyber theft.
A recent 6/20/20223 example of cyber-theft: A consumer (myself) buys a fake digital $99.99 year subscription to the Wall Street Journal, pays the seller MagazinesOnSale.com with Pay Pal, but the digital subscription is not delivered to the consumer (myself) who cannot contact the seller (telephone 332-236-9347) to get their $99.99 money back because Contact Info (help@magazinesOnSale.com) is fake.I did report cyber-theft the the FBI on their cyber-theft website: https;//www.ic3.gov
As of today 7/11/23: MagazinesOnSale.com offers via the internet a fraudulent one year digital subscription to the Wall Street Journal for a mere $39.99. Don’t buy it! June 20, 2023 I paid $99.99 for said subscription which was never delivered to me.
The ic3.gov site for providing cyber-theft information to the FBI is very easy and quick to use but — typical government –not easy for the consumer to make a copy of their own report.
At the end of filing the ic3.gov site says PRINT a copy NOW as this is your only chance to have a copy of your report.
To be CONSUMER friendly the FBI ic3.gov site should provide a way for consumers to E-Mail a copy to themselves. Taxpayer/ citizens who report using I-phone — which do not necessarily have Print capability –cannot make a copy of what they are reporting to the FBI.
Not to know what you have told the FBI can be quite problematic for people should the FBI want to ‘get you’ which they have done to a number of well known persons.
Yes — the FBI should change their ic3.gov site so that you and I can easily keep a hard copy of what we report to the FBI. Right?
written 711/23 by Cameron Jackson email@example.com
“EUCHARIST” from Wonder in the Wild by Arthur LeClaire
He was old, tired and sweaty.
Pushing his home-made cart down the alley,
Stopping now and then to poke around in someone’s garbage.
I wanted to tell him about Eucharist,
But the look in his eyes, the despair in his face,
The hopelessness of someone else’s life in his cart
Told me to forget it!
So I smiled, said, “Hi” and gave him Eucharist.
She lived alone, her husband dead, her family gone.
And she talked at you, not to you.
Words, endless words, spewed out.
So I listened—and gave her Eucharist.
Downtown is nice.
Lights change from red to green and back again.
Hashing blues, pinks, and oranges.
I gulped them in and said, “Thank you, Father”—and made them Eucharist.
I laughed at myself
And told myself: “You, with all your sins, all your selfishness
I forgive you-I accept you-I love you.”
It’s nice and necessary too to give yourself Eucharist.
Tired, weary, disgusted, lonely,
Go to your friends, open their door,
Say, “Look at me”—and receive their Eucharist.
When will we learn that we cannot talk Eucharist,
You cannot philosophize it—you do it.
You don’t dogmatize Eucharist.
Sometimes you laugh it,
Sometimes you cry it,
Often you sing it.
Sometimes it’s wild peace, then crying hurt,
Often humiliating, never deserved.
You see Eucharist in another’s eyes,
Give it in another’s hand held tight.
Squeeze it with an embrace.
You pause Eucharist in the middle of a busy day.
Speak Eucharist with a million things to do and a person who wants to talk.
For Eucharist is as simple as being on time, and as profound as sympathy.
I give you my supper. I give you my sustenance,
I give you my life. I give you me,
I give you EUCHARIST.
The poem was read 6/20/23 by Deacon Patrick at Resurrection Catholic Church, Aptos CA
Cameron Jackson JAJ48@aol.com
How to decide when buying a car that drives amazingly, fits kids and their friends comfortably in 3 seats, is safe, reliable and and flexible to use on long car trips?
I bought a 2014 BMW and now am thinking of buying a new or pre-owned BMW or completely different brand.
Some pluses and minuses:
Electric self driving car has a plus of automation (just sit in the driver’s seat) — wow!! — but a downside for longer car trips (i.e. San Francisco to L.A.) as not that much inside car space and considerably less flexibility re time to “re-fuel”. Acquaintances who have e-cars say that they leave their e-car home and take their larger fossil fuel cars on long car trips.
What about the total cost of a car? The interest rates on car loans has skyrocketed.
Per phone call today 6/10/23, the sales department of BMW in Monterey CA says that new car interest rates run around 5-6 1/2 % and that pre-owned cars interest rates run between 7-8%. Of course credit and the 40 plus sources BMW has for obtaining a loan affect the actual rate one will pay. That’s the cost of going through a dealership.
BMW of Monterey says that the current 230 i and 240 i series both have more power compared to a 2014 BMW 328 purchased 10 years ago.
There is a big difference in overall style between the current 2024 BMW versus the 2020 series. The 2024 costs between $41-48K with the 2020 BMW 230 i older style costing between $28 – 30,000. Check out differences in older and newer style.
Turn in value for a car: A 2014 328 model with (low 60,000 mileage) is worth about 10-12,000 on turn in.
My view: If you really like a car and plan to keep it 7-10 years– as long as the average marriage lasts in America — then the depreciation in value over first couple years is less important than the overall value it has in being truly fun to drive, safe, reliable and that the car does what you want it to do. Get the car of your dreams.
So, drive enough various cars until you find that “dream car” — and only then, look for where and from whom to purchase it. Ask for help.
Remember that story in the Bible about a man who worked 7 years for the wife of his dreams, getting hitched instead to her sister (by design of the father-in-law because per tribal custom the older sister must marry first) and then working another 7 years to marry the wife of his dreams. Which he did. So, take your time and make sure both sides to the contract can and will keep their bargain.
Maybe buy from a dealer and maybe some other way.
Question: How can you get the car you really want at the lowest possible interest rate and also get great value as the car has depreciated because it is one year old?
In the Great Scheme of Things: There’s someone out there who bought the car of his or her dreams but due to various reasons needs to re-structure debt and sell that one year old car which has a low interest rate. Best of both worlds — get the right car ant the right interest rate.
But then again time may be of the essence How much time do you have to devote?
Here’s a poem about a black hen who has to make decisions: ” Higgily piggily my black hen; She does not know how to lay eggs in the relative when. She only knows how to lay eggs in the positive now. Higgily, piggily my black hen. ”
Someone I respect says “Life is like a chess game. You can move all sorts of ways. Before you decide your next move, be sure to ask the Man Above (God) which way to go — and then listen. ” Not bad advise.
Now we know why Russia arrested that non-spy Wall Street Journal employee — Russia seeks to get a real Russian spy back to Russia.
Brazilian and U.S. authorities say Sergey Cherkasov (SC) posed as a Brazilian student under the name of Victor Muller Ferreira in Washington in order to conduct espionage against the West on behalf of Russia.
SC wants to go to Russian and Russia wants him. The Wall Street Journal employee — currently in a Russian prison with end of August for next court date — was arrested in Russia a mere 5 days after the US requested Brazil to extradite SC to the US.
Russia plays hard ball in the spy game.
The US better get prepared and “round up the usual suspects” i.e. round up more real Russian spies.
written by Cameron Jackson 5/28/23 firstname.lastname@example.org
The private Russian Wagner army — that was supposed to take the Ukrainian capital in a couple days — has lost 20,000 soldiers dead and plans to re-group and re-train. The regular Russian army must take over the city Putin outs as a “victory”
Integrity at the top will fix the FBI. No need for more laws. Just follow the laws.
Remember FBI Comey– wearing a blue suit — trying to avoid President Trump by hiding behind blue drapes? That says all that needs to be said about Comey.
One example of Russian Disinformation & Fake Site is SouthFront.org — How to know that this site is fake and only provides whatever suits Russia while pretending not be be Russian. Easy.
Find out who owns and controls SouthFront.org Go to SouthFront.org and on the site and on the site go to About.
There you find:
“SouthFront Analysis & Intelligence is a public analytical umbrella organization created and maintained by a team of experts and volunteers from the four corners of the Earth.”
That’s it. That’s all the site will say about who owns SouthFront.org Not much there is there? Zero information as to who owns and controls the site.
Further — the articles provide no authors as to who wrote the article and no sources as to whence the highly particular, detailed information.
Note — if you want to contact SouthFront.org, you must provide your first and last name and your e-mail address. Search high and long and you will find no names and no e-mails for any person supposedly connected with SouthFront.org
Does that give you a clue? You must identify yourself but the site will not identify anyone as actually is connected with the site.
Another way to determine whether SouthFront is fake is to examine what others say. So what do others say?
Reports of disinformation
“In 2016, Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro writing in Springer Link described SouthFront as “an allegedly citizen-sourced project that looks more like a suspicious information operation.” Describing it as “a fascinating hybrid of revealingly detailed military intelligence and totally bogus stories,” she said that the site’s content centers on “the success of Russia’s armed forces, and showing off Russia’s weapons.”
“In 2020, the US State Department described SouthFront as part of Russia’s “disinformation and propaganda ecosystem,” where Russian state actors team with others whose connection to Russia was less clear, in order to get wide attention for their ideas.
According to the State Department report, SouthFront “combines Kremlin talking points with detailed knowledge of military systems and ongoing conflicts and attempts to appeal to military enthusiasts, veterans, and conspiracy theorists.”
“In 2021 and again in 2022, the US Treasury announced sanctions against SouthFront, calling it in 2021 “an online disinformation site registered in Russia that…attempts to appeal to military enthusiasts, veterans, and conspiracy theorists, all while going to great lengths to hide its connections to Russian intelligence.”
“The 2022 Treasury report alleged that SouthFront was sanctioned in part for being “owned or controlled by, or for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the FSB” which is Russia’s successor to Soviet Union’s KGB.
In 2014, Radio Free Europe, reported: “The English-language Facebook page for South Front, which has slightly more than 11,500 subscribers, is a mix of carefully selected ‘news’ from the region — usually from sources like LifeNews, a video news outlet believed to have ties to Russia’s security services — and anti-Ukrainian and anti-Western memes.” They described SouthFront as “a group supporting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.”
Writing in 2019, the European Union’s East StratCom Task Force analyzed site meta-data and reported, “South Front is registered in Russia, money donated to the site goes to Russia and the editor is named Anastasia.
But the most compelling evidence for South Front’s being Russian is in the content…South Front is loyally relaying whatever suits the Kremlin, pretending not to be Russian.” Two days after that report appeared, SouthFront anonymized their videos, removing Russian text that had listed the name of their video editor as “Natasha.” The second report also cited WHOIS information for southfront.org, showing the domain was registered on April 30, 2015, with Russian registrar REG.RU.
In 2022, the US Treasury department said, “Although it previously focused on the 2020 U.S. presidential election, SouthFront has also spread information suggesting that Ukraine or NATO could use chemical weapons within the country with hopes to blame it on Russia.”
Collaboration with Veterans Today and Veterans News Now
In 2017, researchers at Oxford University’s Internet Institute studied the collaboration of SouthFront with two US-based sites, Veterans Today and its sister site Veterans News Now. Veterans Today is “a fake news site actively pushing the Kremlin party line,” according to University of Washington professor Kate Starbird.
Philip N. Howard, one of the paper’s coauthors, told McClatchy DC the three websites underlay “an entire ecosystem of junk news about national security issues that is deliberately crafted for U.S. veterans and active military personnel…a complex blend of content with a Russian view of the world – wild rumors and conspiracies.” The Oxford researchers concluded that the three sites were more successful on Twitter than on Facebook, saying “on Twitter there are significant and persistent interactions between current and former military personnel and a broad network of Russia-focused accounts, conspiracy theory focused accounts, and European right-wing accounts.”
SouthFront representatives responded to a Politico story about the Oxford study with an email saying they had no connection to Russia’s government, adding that describing them as part of a Kremlin network was “contrary to the principles of freedom of speech and .. discriminatory against Russians.”
Lots of sources report that SouthFront.org is fake. And you say?
written 9/11/2022 by Cameron Jackson, Ph.D. email@example.com 127 Jewell Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95003
The noose tightens around Russian neck as sanctions affect all aspects of Russian economy — so says Sydney’s top newspaper. Russia’s fleet of airplanes shrinks for lack of parts. Auo makers depart. Half a million IT workers leave for other countries. See below for details.
Send the kind of missiles which Ukraine really wants — long range ones. Biden has said “no” so far. Biden’s ambivalence harms Ukraine. https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-ukraine-rocket-launcher-black-sea-food-shortage-prices-riot-putin-mariupol-donbas-invasion-war-fighitng-11653940778?mod=opinion_lead_pos1
Offer visas & jobs to Russian information technology (IT) workers. About 1.8 million Russians work in IT. Poland already does so. Europe and USA can.
Offer to pay the $500+ fines given to Russians arrested/ fined for opposing the war. in Ukraine.
Free the grain. All those planes that took thousands of people out of Afghanistan can be used to transport grain to Egypt, Africa and elsewhere. Money goes to farmers to replant in Ukraine and world gets food.