#Psychopathy…It’s On The #Political Menu.

When I worked on the Hill, I noticed that certain leaders were just the most abhorrent people possible.  Some of the elected Members of Congress I met were absolutely wonderful–kind, caring public servants who were just trying to do the right thing–but some of these Members were walking textbook examples of just nasty human beings.  Loud, abrasive, enjoying acting like an asshole, irrational, etc.

But staff could be worse.  They knew they weren’t elected officials, but they could influence them with their policies, their thoughts, and their actions, both good and bad.  And there were many more of them than Members.

It wasn’t until years later that I became aware of the growing studies into psychopathy and politics.  This behavior is linked, for those who are great psychopaths also make great politicians.

I just discovered one individual on the Web who witnessed the same behavior while working for the Army and Enron.

ManDyn America

I’m looking forward to reading more of his research and thoughts.  He’s definitely given this more thought than I have, and in better ways.

As I have said before, psychopaths in Congress constitute the greatest public health crisis of our times.  Corporate psychopaths can only wreck companies–the assholes working in Congress (or higher) can destroy our nation.

And it is only recently that this is being remarked upon.  But no one yet is proposing real measures to solve this political crisis–and that’s a shame.

A lot of our history is made by these weirdos.  And they shouldn’t be doing anything more involved our society than scrubbing garbage cans at a state mental institution.

Or standing up against a wall.

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Court Case To Move The Fed Criminalization of #Weed Closer to Rationality #marijuana

I found this Thursday 22 January 2015 piece from The Daily Bell on a pending federal court case on whether or not marijuana should be continued to be listed as a Schedule 1 drug, a position that is supposed to be used for only the most dangerous drugs.

The Daily Bell is amazing, for it digs deeper than many, if not all, of the alternative news Websites for what is really at stake here. The legacy MSM can’t even find the shovel.

Here’s the first part, from the Bell, quoted for your reading pleasure:

“But there is a larger issue here, which is how fedgov arrived at such a conclusion and sustained it for nearly a century.

“This is the proverbial elephant in the room. In fact, we tend to believe that the unraveling of the current drug prohibition – unlike alcohol prohibition – will give rise to the questions that should have been asked in the 1930s (after the end of alcohol prohibition) but were not.”

For the record, I’ve only smoked the stuff once, and that was 30+ years ago in high school. I fell asleep. Since then, if I feel the need to alter my mind a bit, a couple of good English ales are quite sufficient. But if others want to F themselves up with a stinky plant, “more power to ya.”

The talk so far in Washington State and Colorado and the actions since state decriminalization is legalization of the stuff on a state level. That’s Step 1.

Step 2 is what this court case is trying to do: find the path to legalization on a Federal level.

Step 3 is of course, repeal of the Federal laws that should have never been passed in the first place.

But Step 4 is the most critical of them all, and that’s what the Bell article begins to open, for really the first time in almost any publication, the practical, political aspects of these kinds of harmful public policy decisions and what should be done about them.

We’ve never had that conversation before.  We’ve papered over it, but we’ve almost never made our politicians and regulators face real responsibility for their misactions.

We Americans have used the ballot box to punish those we trusted with the responsibility of power. That’s fine, but that’s just the loss of a $140K federal job and unkind words in the legacy MSM and a bruised public reputation.

If you’re one of the psychopaths on the Hill, that salary loss hurts, but it’s not the end of the world. It’s certainly nothing like what a young woman selling weed in a Oklahoma suburb would have happen to them for breaking this ridiculous law–that’d most likely be 3-5 years in a minimum security Federal prison. That’s a penalty that leaves a mark. And in this case, that serious mark is applied to the wrong person.

Because the collective decisions of policymakers affect such a much wider swath of citizen taxpayers than the individual decision to engage in some black market capitalism.  One is a minor transgression, the other is truly destructive to the nation and our Constitution.

Step 4 needs to be a public examination of why Federal policies were allowed to be so wrong, for so long. And that step must conclude with a public recognition that those who are responsible for this must pay for their decision(s).

BIG. For this is not just about a stinky plant, this is about abuse of political power on so many levels for decades.

Names need to be brought out. From the politicians who are still alive who kept this travesty going for so long, to the regulators who kept this nonsense in the Federal Register, to the media who did not bother to rock the boat when there was so much evidence out there that this was catastrophic policymaking.

And when these names are named, the U.S. Department of Justice needs to use the full panoply of powers granted to arrest these people on a wide variety of charges, including misuse of power, mass violations of civil rights, unlawful detention, and a whole host of criminal charges.

This isn’t mean to be vindictive. This is a teachable moment, as our socialist overlords tell us.

This will teach those whom we entrust with power that if they make the wrong decision for the wrong reasons, they won’t just lose their job and pathetic public reputation.

They’ll do time.

Will that hinder some decision making by policy makers? Absolutely.

And that’s a feature, not a bug.

Will it eliminate bad policymaking?  Of course not.  But it will reduce it by 90%.  And that’s real progress in determining the right rules for American society.

It will be interesting to see how many Steps are taken as this change moves forward in the courts and the legislatures.

My money is that the bastards will only get to Step 3, because they know Step 4 is just one step ahead and it’s looming larger every day the Internet exists.

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It’s Been Too Long Since My Last Post!

I just looked at my last post–written in the waining days of July!

It’s been a busy several months for me.  I finally landed a job in D.C., bought a new car, and began paying down some of my debts.  A real paycheck for the last two months has proven to be a Godsend to my finances and fortune.  I hope it keeps up for the forseeable future.

Not much to comment on for the last few months.  Congress is up to its old tricks, and with a new GOP Congress next year, things should get quite fun next year with a ton of good bills finally heading up Pennsylvania Avenue NW to get shot down by Commander Zero’s veto pen.  It will all make for some good attack ads for the ’16 elections.

Hopefully with the New Year I’ll find some more things to post.

Merry Christmas to you!

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DC Now Has #Constitutional Carry?! DC?! Holy Crap! #guns #2A #firearms #stickittotheleft

I have to admit, the Parker v DC case had completely slipped off my radar screen.  So when I read the ruling Saturday night on Twitter I was floored.

Alan Guru, the lawyer who filed the case, and his comments here:  It still may be appealed.

More about the decision here.  And lots here.

The District of Columbia, anti-gun capital since at least the 1970s…now has…has CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY.

Wow.  Simply...wow.  It doesn’t seen real.

At least for a bit, until the anti-gunners can pick themselves off the floor after that massive haymaker delivered by Judge Scullin, a man deserving of the Congressional Medal of Freedom if I ever saw one.

It looks like for DC residents, you still have to get your pistol registered to carry concealed or open carry.

As for others–such as me with my Virginia concealed permit–as long as I don’t have a record, I can now unbelievably legally carry concealed or open carry a pistol that has a magazine of 10 or less rounds.  That law is still in effect, unfortunately.  And no long guns, shotguns, or Class 3 stuff–only pistols are allowed to be carried.  And of course, no carrying into Federal buildings, around schools, etc.

Well…I will wait until more about this becomes common knowledge and usage before I bring a firearm into the District.  And D.C. is promising an appeal, so the decision could be stayed in a week and it’s back to the old days until a US Supreme Court ruling.

But this is a tremendously positive development for Liberty.  I obtained my Virginia permit almost 20 years ago for the purpose of someday being able to carry in the District.  There is no crime in Virginia, but I would feel much better if I could have a firearm in the District to protect myself.  Lowlifes abound in that place.

All in all, given the crime in the area and the trash I encounter in my visits to our Nation’s Capitol, I’d rather open carry my AR-15 clone in the District with a full combat load of 180 rounds of 5.56mm in six 30-rd magazines–and the M4 bayonet attached–but for now, my 7-shot .32ACP pistol concealed in a belt holster will do just fine.

Oh, by the way, if there are any anti-gun types reading this blog…

Snicker..snort…bwaHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Sucks to be YOU, loser!

 

Posted in Firearms, Local D.C.

Le Group: The Business Model

Le Group: The Business Model

Throughout the 1983 book “Vengeance” written by George Jonas, I was absolutely fascinated by one aspect of the mission undertaken by Avner, the young Mossad agent tasked to eliminate the Black September terrorists who murdered 12 Israeli athletes during the 1972 Summer Olympic Games.

The key to Avner’s success in eliminating his targets was the mysterious private intelligence support group “Le Group” (LG). Without this group, most if not all of the hits undertaken by Avner’s group could not have happened.

As a project manager, I recognized that Le Group’s logistical and intelligence support made the project feasible. Without LG, Avner and his team would not have been able to complete their missions without lots of their own work and time to rent cars, obtain weapons, find safe houses—and most of all, find out where their targets were located.  Avner was the spear, but every army needs an even longer train of logistics and intelligence officers to make the spear work. LG provided that entire important project component–for a very, very hefty price.

After seeing the 2005 Spielberg movie “Munich” and subsequently reading the book “Vengeance,” upon which the movie was based, I left the theatre and finished the book thinking about LG. I’m also a business writer, so I view organizations from a cost-efficiency model, as well as program and project details. And I devour for relaxing reading any intelligence primers, stories about successful and unsuccessful spy operations, and declassified operations guides I can find.

Without a doubt: what an absolutely fascinating business! I couldn’t help but think about LG, what it was doing in the real world, and how it was doing it. The only details about LG I could find in my research for this analysis were found in Jonas’ 1983 book. A Google search only turned up one query about LG, and no information about any of its activities since the 1970s, over 40 years ago. I did not consult traditional library periodical indexes for the years 1970 to 2000, so I do not know if someone wrote about LG for a magazine or book during that period.  Online, it’s either Jonas or Avner made the group up to cover their real intelligence activities or LG has been damned successful in covering their online tracks. My speculation it is the latter reason.

History and background

When Avner was using LG in 1973, the business had been supplying services since the Second World War, then about 29 years. According to the book, the business started as an offshoot of intelligence requirements from the French Resistance in the 1944-45 time frame. Papa, the leader of the group, recognized the need for these kinds of specialized services would continue after the war, so over the next 30 years he built up quite the successful family business.

The LG physical headquarters was a “large, rambling country house” in the rural French countryside, somewhere south of Paris, France. Ostensibly it was the house of Papa, but it could have been rented for the meeting with Avner, with the real headquarters somewhere else.

For Avner’s missions, LG provided these services:

  • Rental of automobiles in various cities
  • Undertaker services in several cities
  • Safe houses in several cities
  • Safe transportation of the agents, including smuggling their operational material across borders
  • Supplies of food, clothing, and weapons/explosives
  • Supplier of documents, both real and false
  • Organizer of surveillance teams. According to Avner, in Paris LG had a dozen or more trained operatives at its disposal.

The teams of people needed for a client’s mission were organized on an ad-hoc basis, many times working clandestinely in their own occupations. And almost every time, they did not know why they were doing it.  For them, they probably received a phone call from a source they trusted, did the work, and were then paid in association with the amount of risk.  Participate in a surveillance, 10,000 francs; smuggle a Beretta pistol into West Germany, 500,000 francs.  All of it was off-the-books, and most of it was legal, so if they were caught, they could deny anything.  Ambrose Evans-Prichard wrote about a similar service in Washington, D.C. in the 1990s in his book “The Secret Life of Bill Clinton“, where Arab men would for a envelope of cash do unusual activities for unnamed intelligence services.

LG provided information and services only to their clients, according to Avner. They did not engage in the actual crimes, for there was no need to–they were making serious money acting as support units for the ones whose hands were getting dirty.

Jonas called LG “a brilliant terrorist-support organization.” As I see it, it was more than a support organization for those doing mayhem. It was a private intelligence action service, open to anyone who could supply the serious money asked by LG. Not only Mossad, but others such as the PLO and the German Red Army Faction, and most likely cut-outs for the CIA, KGB, MI6, and every other government intelligence service, regardless of LG’s disdain for government agencies. This bias may have changed since the 1970s with the change of LG leadership discussed below.

Avner also speculated that most of LG’s political clients were anti-Gaullist conspirators such as the OAS, or other right-wing terrorist groups. This may have also included the right-wing Gladio groups organized at the same time under the NATO security umbrella.

Intelligence

According to Avner, LG had information on the whereabouts of every agent, terrorist, recruiter, organizer or spy involved with 1960s and 1970s anarchist-terrorist networks in the world. Because of their involvement, LG had information on a substantial portion of these groups–and recognized that all sides would pay handsomely for this information.

Think of LG’s services as the world’s greatest TV booker’s Rolodex. In “Vengeance,” Avner described LG’s intelligence personnel being at key crossroads of travelers to cities:

  • People in hotels
  • People in banks
  • People in restaurants
  • People in rental agencies, both car and real estate

All kept on at modest retainer fees for nothing more than information. For example, a phone call about a non-traditional traveler they spot or help in their job as a hotel manager, and if useful they get cash in the mail as a reward. If they send bad leads, the money dries up. Multiply this by x hotels in a city + y major European cities and you have a decent amount of discreet eyes looking out for you.  And multiply that by z banks, restaurants, pubs, and other public businesses and it rivals what the NSA can do today with ELINT.

Questions about veracity

“It was little wonder, that using such a top-notch support organization, the various terrorist groups of Europe had been performing so well in the past three or four years [1969-73].” -Vengeance, p. 237

Do intelligence agencies know about this group? Not only do they know about it, they use their services–and when necessary, they protect the group’s members. Clandestine services need these kind of shadowy groups at times, and the better they are at information gathering and being discreet, the more useful they would be.

It would not make sense for French authorities to shut it down for their activities in France; LG provided a valuable check on the operation of these kinds of groups in France. Papa, above all, was a French patriot who would not hesitate to turn his clients in if they were operating against the interests of France.  And what LG did outside the borders of France is not the French government’s business or concern.

Could LG actually do all of this? Without a doubt. It’s nothing more than client service, something done by specialized businesses in almost every legitimate industry.  I can think of businesses like this in the restaurant and oil services sectors.  Client service costs money, but LG was making a friggin’ fortune. Each hit Avner did cost about $350,000 in 1974 dollars, about $1.7M in 2014 dollars. LG was probably hauling in each year from all its clients the equivalent of $8M and $12M (in 2014 dollars). Who knows for sure? But that is a good amount of tax-free money to live comfortably on and pay operational expenses.

The LG name itself assures anonymity. LG is a phrase, not a noun. How can you label something that never had a formal name? And with anonymity comes the ability to evade any problems. With a name, you can track them. If you don’t have a name, you can’t track a person—or an organization.

Are they still around?

Jonas’ book came out in 1983, and I’m sure LG obtained a copy of it and learned that the world now knew they existed. Avner last spoke to a LG representative—Papa’s son, Louis–in January 1975. And once the buzz over the book died out in the mid-1980s, very few ordinary people gave LG much thought for the next 20 years until “Munich” was released in the theatres in 2005. And now they’ve faded back to obscurity over the last nine years, with only Google searches to remind the public of their existence. But for those who needed these kinds of services over the decades, they already knew about LG and how to find them to utilize them for their cause.  That discretion suits LG quite fine; they are not looking for business via traditional public means.

Is LG still around in 2014? I can’t see why not. The money they were making in the 1970s was incredible, most likely in the millions of US dollars. They must have done very well in the 1980s with the Cold War continuing. Perhaps the 1990s were a lean time for them, but since 2001 I can see groups within Europe–or perhaps they have expanded operations to other areas, the Middle East, Asia–needing their unique services.

I would think LG has gone on the Internet in some way, using hackers to gain even more information sources. (No, they don’t have a Webpage, at least one in English.)  The second or third generation has probably taken over the business by now, perhaps even changing Papa’s aversion to working with governments. And the money must now be astronomical.

Since the 1970s, LG has only added to their Rolodex more names of hotel managers, passport officers, rental car agencies, undertakers, reporters, and others who can provide them information. They have now more subcontractors who can provide weapons, coffins, cars, food, safe houses, locksmith services, burner phones, encrypted computers, and the sundry other services these kinds of special political operations require. Think about it: they now have 70 years worth of intelligence sources at their fingertips. Only governments have an institutional knowledge base as long as that in this area—and they are not as good as what LG has amassed.

If Le Group ever existed at all.

Anyway, it’s all a fascinating private information / services business to read and think about. And I would not be surprised if there were a few other businesses like LG operating in competition, supplying specialized information and services for those making the news each day.

For the record, I’m happy just being a writer and reading about these kinds of unique businesses.

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Don’t The Powers-that-Be Realize This Ends Badly For Them? #internet #greenwald

Drinking my morning coffee and reviewing the news, I came across this fascinating commentary on a Lew Rockwell piece about Glenn Greenwald’s increasingly important revelations about NSA spying on ordinary Americans.

I’ll quote it in full:

Commenters on this story raised an interesting question:

“How’s this for a conspiracy theory? Once the implications and possibilities of the digital communications age were understood by government control freaks, specifically the ability to exercise total information control, they bided their time as print media slowly died with the headlong rush to instant news and digital media.

“When remaining print media sources were few and largely unfunded, the control freaks then took total control of digital communications networks . . . . much, much easier than trying to control all of that largely independent print media.

“It would take several years for users to understand that the Internet was no longer an open communications channel.

“The internet was invented by and for the Military/Industrial/Research Industry. The Feds created this medium, spent billions of dollars and years on projects that convinced us to use it for everything. They convinced us it was anonymous and cool. Print media is boring. “Snail mail” is unhip. Landline phones are for dolts; only cell phones are cool. Each newly improved and ever more invasive technology is “the next big thing” that should be anxiously purchased by anyone who is anyone. “But the entire platform had been designed from the start to control or at least greatly influence the public and to monitor our every thought, emotion and action.”

If one takes the theories of intelligent, erudite, and thoughtful men like Dr. Joseph Farrell, or Websites like The Daily Bell, who state that the history and news you see around you is not entirely correct–and the fault lines between these stories are easily split open by rhetoric, fact, and observation, the very tools of discovery embraced by the Enlightenment and Western civilization for 2,500 years–than perhaps the Internet’s own direction is now being manipulated by larger, hidden, taxpayer-funded entities who do not have the public’s best interests at heart.

I would argue that the platform started out innocently enough in the 1960s as ARAPANET, morphed into the early Internet products found in the 1994-1998 timeframe (oh, Netscape!), and somewhere in the 1999-2003 range found itself being guided by hidden forces who realized it could be a very useful tool towards…something.

Mass surveillance for a 1984-like world, courtesy of the World Wide Web?  I wouldn’t put it past the sick fucks to try something like that.  Being cocooned in a wealthy world, where real power is wielded by mere thoughts, produces a psychotic derangement that is almost indescribable.

But as the samizdat 1990s publication The Resister so famously stated, “A piece of paper cannot stop a bullet.”  The same goes for a computer screen.

And with over 12 billion rounds of ammunition in American private hands, that’s a lot of firepower to tell the powers-that-be that they’d better play nice with us law-abiding citizens, or we’ll rewrite the law.

I’m sure they will see reason.

Interesting times to live in.

 

Posted in Firearms, Political

DC #Militia Rally Scares Feds Into Weather Modification Event #guns #epicfail #OAS2014

Something just did not feel right about the sudden and very violent rainstorm that struck the D.C. area the night of Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Background:  The Operation American Spring rally was scheduled for Friday, May 16.  According to the organizers, a “million marchers” would come to DC, rally on the Mall, and not leave until President Obama was forced to leave office, amongst other worthless Congressional politicians.  The rally was a flop, as I predicted, having helped set up numerous medium- t0 large-size Capitol Hill and Mall rallies/events.  The organizers did very little national GOTV-like efforts, no one sponsored transportation to DC, and there was almost no news coverage about it.  About 500 people showed up, heard some speeches, and instead of D.C.’s version of Ukraine’s Maidan Square, all that the participants got was a very sunny day and a single article in the Washington Times.

But the night before brought some very violent storms to the D.C. area.  I should know; it’s where I live.  It has been a long time since such heavy rain fell from a non-hurricane storm in the area.

And I just could not help but thinking that someone, somewhere in the NCA (national command authority) made a decision to active the very secret HAARP weather control apparatus to block the rally.  The timing of the weather and the rally was just too perfect.

But since weather control is an imprecise science, the storm showed up about 10 hours too early.

And here’s why.

If any of this is true, than there is some kind of weather control equipment located at Dover AFB.  It works on some kind of plasma pulse of the ionosphere, as was discovered through the 30 years of experiments at the Alaska HAARP facility, which is now being sold as surplus.  According to this Webpage, this kind of radar pulse has been done before, with mixed results.

HAARP’s massive Alaska facility was the pilot project, which has seemingly now concluded with some very black hardware being constructed.  My guess the HAARP v2.0 weather modification equipment resembles either a very secure building or a series of specialized vehicles or shipping containers.   Again, absolutely fascinating stuff, if true.  Along with the anti-gravity technology found back in the late 1940s and secreted away, this technology may be one of our nation’s greatest secrets.

And using this kind of equipment for political purposes, or not using it to help the citizens of the United States in extreme weather situations, is pure treason against our Constitution.

The powers-that-be in the White House–and it is the White House driving its use, not the Pentagon–did not want to take a chance that the OAS rally would turn into something like what happened last November in Kiev.  The Maidan Square protest started out small and eventually smothered Kiev and the deposed Ukrainian politicians like a big claustrophobic blanket.  So some bright Democratic traitor–and eventually his or her name will be released–ordered that the “weather machine be used to create one intense rainstorm and keep these people away.”

And it was one of the nastiest rainstorms in memory, according to several long-time D.C. residents.  One even said it was worse than 1972’s Hurricane Agnes.  I have to admit, if the D.C. area got hit by the results of this machine, it’s impressive:  that was an enormous amount of rain that came from the radar pulse.  Much more than a usual May storm in this area.

What I can’t understand is why the Pentagon is allowing this to be used.  I mean, it and other projects are in deep black–even the E-ring offices don’t know about much of what is being developed.  So why tell NCA it exists at all?  Every time you use this thing–and it was used about a year ago to break the drought in California–you increase its chances of it being publicly exposed.  You do stupid stuff like driving off participants in a poorly-advertised rally that even a right-winger like me knew was going to be a bust and eventually you WILL have on the front page of the London Daily Telegraph or the London Guardian a headline:  “US Develops Weather Control Machine”.

And once that happens, the cat is out of the bag.  Life will change for all of us on Planet Earth if we can change the weather for the better–or worse.  If the USG has developed equipment that can save lives from tornado strikes, or divert hurricanes, or seed clouds to help farmers and food production, than there is a moral obligation to release this technology into the public realm.  It isn’t like the planet-busting scalar physics underlying anti-gravity–this weather tech is nothing more than directional microwave heating of the atmosphere.  Any nation can eventually figure out how to modify equipment to do this.  If true.

What made me laugh out loud Friday morning that after that barn-buster of a rainstorm there was absolutely gorgeous weather on the Mall for the rally.  I mean, as an event organizer, I could have not asked for a better day.  That sunshine and clear blue sky was simply stunning.  I wish more people had shown up to protest, but they weren’t going to–and it had nothing to do with the rain or sun.

It was piss-poor organizing by the OAS sponsors, the hubris and deranged ego of the idiot one-star who put his name to a good idea and did nothing to make it happen. that caused this first Maidan Square-on-the-Mall rally to crash-and-burn.

So I hope whoever the Communist douchebag was in the White House who ordered the Dover AFB weather machine to crank up and stop the rally got a nice, loud ass-reaming by NCA that morning for exposing this super-secret equipment AND helping the right-wing rally out so nicely.

This is for you, asshole:  Snicker…snort…bwahaHAHAHAHAH!

I look forward to the DoD firing squad delivering to you the legal justice you so richly deserve for what you are doing to our country.  Just think, your name will someday be as notorious as Gen. Benedict Arnold.  I hope you are proud of your efforts…no one else is.

 

 

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