INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 749, 15 September 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 749, 15 September 2019
Every Fortnight
Next Issue, 30 September 2019
Publishing since 1980

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FRONT PAGE – HURRICANE DORIAN, BOJO LOSSES HIS MOJO, NOAA SHUTS UP, UNACCEPTABLE GUN VIOLENCE

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 1 September 2019 to 15 September 2019 Entries

THE FORTNIGHT AT A GLANCE

1 September – Trump Golfs and Tweets After Canceling Poland Trip to Keep Track of Hurricane Dorian
– Shooting Leaves 5 Dead and At Least 21 Injured Near Odessa [Texas]

2 September – Tennessee the first state in the nation to threaten voter registration activists with civil penalties for submitting incomplete forms
– Hurricane Dorian slams Bahamas as monster Category 5 storm

3 September – Does Joe Biden Want to Be Doing This
– UK – Boris Johnson: “I don’t want an election, you don’t want an election”

4 September – Conversion therapy center founder [McKrae Game] who sought to turn LGBTQ Christians straight says he’s gay, rejects ‘cycle of self shame’
– Walmart ends all handgun ammunition sales and asks customers not to carry guns into stores

5 September – Tennesse – Harry Potter Books Removed From School Due to “Curses and Spells”
– US woman held in Philippines after airport staff find baby in her bag
– Diana Sanchez Gives Birth in [a Denver County] Jail Cell After Laboring for 5 Hours
– Marianne Williamson [Democratic presidential candidate] suggests using ‘the power of the mind’ to change Hurricane Dorian’s course

6 September – Boris Johnson tells US no trade deal on NHS and “not keen on that chlorinated chicken either”
– Protests Erupt Outside Fundraiser for Biden Co-Hosted by Natural Gas Executives

7 September – At Berlin Zoo, a Clamor to Name Twin Pandas “Hong” and “Kong”
– NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] draws backlash after disavowing Weather Service tweet that refuted Trump

8 September – NOAA staff warned in Sept. 1 directive against contradicting Trump [the US has it’s dictator]
– Biden Wants to Work With “the Other Side” – This Supreme Court Battle Explains Why

9 September – Trump Backs Down, Again and Again
– A state law in Virginia requiring applicants for marriage licenses to specify their race is useless, offensive and unconstitutional, a federal lawsuit says

10 September – Trump’s Going to Manipulate the Government to Stay in Power
– As Congress returns, House plans to expand Trump impeachment inquiry /CBS
– After 2 Mass Shootings, Texas Governor Issues 8 Executive Orders [against gun violence]

11 September – Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told the commerce secretary to have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publicly disavow the forecasters’ position that Alabama was not at risk
– Scottish Court Says Johnson’s Suspension Of UK Parliament Is Illegal
– Megachurch pastor, mental health advocate Jarrid Wilson dies by suicide

12 September – India Builds Detention Camps for up to 1.9M People [who could be stripped of citizenship]
– Let Trump Destroy Trump – NYT

13 September – “Simply Unacceptable”: Executives Demand Senate Action on Gun Violence
– “You have to elect me; you have no choice” [Trump to the GOP]
– Israel Was Caught Spying on Capitol Hill Cell Phones and Trump Was Fine With It

14 September – CEOs [of 145 companies] Speak Out on Gun Violence, Seek Congressional Action
– Dare We Dream of the End of the GOP [Stanley Greenberg’s “RIP GOP”]

15 September – In First, California Would Require Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills
– Former British Prime Minister David Cameron apologizes for Brexit
– Kavanaugh accused of more unwanted sexual contact by former [male] classmate

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 749, 15 September 2019

THE MORE IMPORTANT 1-15 SEPTEMBER 2019 ENTRIES

1 SEPTEMBER 2019

**Both Parties See Control of the Senate as Pivotal – Here Are the Key Races They’re Watching [Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina] /NYT Republican-held seats in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina are top targets for Democrats but both sides are keeping an eye out for wild cards.
**Shooting Leaves 5 Dead and At Least 21 Injured Near Odessa [Texas] /NYT The attack began at a traffic stop, the authorities said, and the gunman is dead.
**Trump Golfs and Tweets After Canceling Poland Trip to Keep Track of Hurricane Dorian /Slate President Donald Trump said he didn’t want to travel to Poland with Hurricane Dorian looming. So he made a last-minute decision to cancel the trip and send –

2 SEPTEMBER 2019

**Hurricane Dorian slams Bahamas as monster Category 5 storm /CBS
**Tennessee the first state in the nation to threaten voter registration activists with civil penalties for submitting incomplete forms /FACING SOUTH Tennessee Voting Rights Activists Fight New Registration Restrictions – Following voter registration efforts targeting young Black voters, Tennessee implemented new restrictions on such undertakings. In April, the Republican-controlled legisature passed a bill penalizing organizations and individuals that turn in incomplete voter registration forms. Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed it in May, making Tennessee the first state in the nation to threaten voter registration activists with civil penalties for submitting incomplete forms.

3 SEPTEMBER 2019

**Does Joe Biden Want to Be Doing This /NYT On certain days, Biden 2020 can feel more like a dutiful slog than the last march of a happy warrior.
**Texas – On Sunday, the day after the last shooting, eight separate laws loosening gun regulations went into effect /Popular Information The new laws are designed to make guns even more pervasive in Texas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), who signed the bills passed by the Texas legislature, previously joked on Twitter that he was “embarrassed” Texans aren’t buying more guns. – On Sunday, the day after the last shooting, eight separate laws loosening gun regulations went into effect. The new laws are designed to make guns even more pervasive in Texas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), who signed the bills passed by the Texas legislature, previously joked on Twitter that he was “embarrassed” Texans aren’t buying more guns. – AT&T – Walmart – CVS – Bank of America – Citigroup
**UK – Boris Johnson: “I don’t want an election, you don’t want an election” /BBC

4 SEPTEMBER 2019

**Conversion therapy center founder [McKrae Game] who sought to turn LGBTQ Christians straight says he’s gay, rejects ‘cycle of self shame’ /WP McKrae Game wants people to know that he was wrong about all of it. He was wrong to found Hope for Wholeness Network, a faith-based conversion therapy –
**Monkey Shatters Zoo Glass With Sharpened Stone /Gizmodo The animal’s apparent escape attempt was still fruitless, however, as the pane of glass remained intact as a result of its reinforcement.

5 SEPTEMBER 2019

**Diana Sanchez Gives Birth in [a Denver County Jail] Jail Cell After Laboring for 5 Hours /Denver.cbslocal.com A mother who gave birth in a Denver County Jail cell is suing the Denver Sheriff Department and Denver Health Medical Center. Diana Sanchez claims her rights were violated. ‘This case is incredibly disturbing,’ said Mari Newman, the attorney for Sanchez. ‘She went into labor in the early morning hours. She immediately told a guard and later a nurse that she was in labor, that she was experiencing contractions, that her water had broken, and ultimately that she was passing blood.’
**Extraordinary public support [for background checks, 94%] /Popular Information Outside of the NRA headquarters and the Republican caucus in Congress, it’s hard to find anyone who opposes universal background checks. It’s not a partisan issue. A Quinnipiac poll in May found 94% American voters, and 90% of American gun owners, support universal background checks.
**Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam withdraws extradition bill /Vox Chief Executive Carrie Lam finally pulled the extradition bill that sparked months of protests. But some protesters remain skeptical — and say they’ll hold out for –
**Marianne Williamson [Democratic presidential candidate] suggests using ‘the power of the mind’ to change Hurricane Dorian’s course /WP Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson offered an unorthodox suggestion Wednesday for dealing with Hurricane Dorian: using “the power of the mind”
**Tennesse – Harry Potter Books Removed From School Due to ‘Curses and Spells’ /eu.tennessean.com The students at St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville can no longer check out the popular Harry Potter book series from their school’s library. The seven-book series depicting the magical adventures of a young wizard and his friends was removed from the library because of their content, the Rev. Dan Reehil, a pastor at the Roman Catholic parish school, wrote in an email. ‘These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception. The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text,’ the email states.”
**US woman held in Philippines after airport staff find baby in her bag /CNN An American woman is in custody in the Philippines after she allegedly tried to fly out of the country with a baby in her hand luggage, local authorities said.

6 SEPTEMBER 2019

**Boris Johnson tells US no trade deal on NHS and ‘not keen on that chlorinated chicken either’ /Telegraph
**Mike Pence accused of humiliating hosts in Ireland /Guardian Vice-President Mike Pence arrives in Doonbeg to dine with relatives at a seafood restaurant. The vice-president’s comments on Brexit while visiting Ireland and his stay at his boss’s golf course did not go down well.
**Protests Erupt Outside Fundraiser for Biden Co-Hosted by Natural Gas Executives /COMMON DREAMS Dozens of environmentalists gathered outside the New York home of investment banker David Solomon on Thursday to protest 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s decision to attend a fundraiser there. Biden attended the event despite calls for him to cancel it following news of the co-host’s deep ties to the fossil fuel industry. The high-dollar fundraiser came just 24 hours after Biden participated in a CNN presidential town hall on the climate crisis.
**UK – ‘Not a Good Start, Boris’ /NYT Faced with the chaos and acrimony brought by the new prime minister, Boris Johnson, Britain’s governing institutions have proven resilient.

7 SEPTEMBER 2019

**”How Mike Pence shat on the new carpet in Ireland’s spare room” /Irish Times – columnist assessed the visit of America’s vice president with an article titled [this]
**At Berlin Zoo, a Clamor to Name Twin Pandas ‘Hong’ and ‘Kong’ /NYT Readers of a Berlin newspaper sought to show solidarity with the pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.
**NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] draws backlash after disavowing Weather Service tweet that refuted Trump /Hill A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) statement affirming President Trump’s remarks over the threat of Hurricane Dorian to Alabama is –
**Republicans move to nix primaries in show of support for Trump /CNN Republican officials in multiple states are on the verge of canceling their 2020 presidential primary elections in a show of support for President Donald Trump, –

8 SEPTEMBER 2019

**Biden Wants to Work With ‘the Other Side’ This Supreme Court Battle Explains Why /NYT In the clash over Robert H. Bork’s nomination, Joe Biden’s moderate instincts defined a winning strategy.
**Major US Insurer [Chubb, the largest commercial insurance company in the US] Says It Will No Longer Underwrite and Invest in Coal /TRUTHOUT We may not immediately consider insurance as a key driver of climate change, but insurance companies provide a crucial service to dangerous fossil fuel projects. But now, that may be changing. Earlier this summer, Chubb, the largest commercial insurance company in the US, became the first major US insurer to adopt a policy restricting coal insurance.
**MPs must hold their nerve and back Boris Johnson – Telegraph.co.uk / Don’t panic. That’s the message that Conservative MPs should be telling themselves this weekend. Given that the past few days will probably be remembered for –
**NOAA staff warned in Sept. 1 directive against contradicting Trump [the US has it’s dictator] /WP Nearly a week before the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publicly backed President Trump over its own scientists, a top NOAA official warned –
**NOAA’s support of Trump over its own scientists provokes uproar in weather community /WP Weather forecasters inside and outside the government and former leaders of NOAA and the Weather Service have spoken against NOAA’s decision.
**The Real Donald Trump Is a Character on TV /NYT Understand that, and you’ll understand what he’s doing in the White House.

9 SEPTEMBER 2019

**A state law in Virginia requiring applicants for marriage licenses to specify their race is useless, offensive and unconstitutional, a federal lawsuit says /NYT Quadroon? Moor? Virginia Sued for Making Those Who Wed Say What They Are
**Democrats to Broaden Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump to Corruption Accusations /NYT Lawmakers plan to examine claims that the president dangled pardons to aides and that his resorts illegally profited from government business.
**Trump Backs Down, Again and Again /NYT In the face of protest or pushback, the president reverses himself.

10 SEPTEMBER 2019

**As Congress returns, House plans to expand Trump impeachment inquiry /CBS
**Facebook Is Now the Only Cop in Town to Protect Elections /WhoWhatWhy Without a quorum of four commissioners at the FEC, Facebook announced updates to its ad policy. Experts warn self-regulation could bring more problems than solutions ahead of the 2020 election.
**Trump’s Going to Manipulate the Government to Stay in Power /Daily Beast The president has given us ample signs that he will use the powers of the presidency in ways previously unimaginable. How come Democrats seem so relaxed –

11 SEPTEMBER 2019

**After 2 Mass Shootings, Texas Governor Issues 8 Executive Orders /CBS Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Issued eight executive orders Thursday [aimed at stopping] potential mass shooters by strengthening reporting techniques, although he conceded in a release that ‘legislative action’ is still needed. Abbott’s orders come as the Lone Star State reels from two mass shootings in August that left 29 people dead. ‘Texas must achieve several objectives to better protect our communities and our residents from mass shootings,’ Abbott said in a statement.
**Megachurch pastor, mental health advocate Jarrid Wilson dies by suicide /Fox Jarrid Wilson, a Southern California megachurch pastor and mental health advocate, died by suicide Monday. Wilson, 30, was associate pastor at Harvest –
**Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told the commerce secretary to have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publicly disavow the forecasters’ position that Alabama was not at risk /NYT White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur L. Ross Jr., the commerce secretary to have NOAA publicly disavow the forecasters’ position.
**Scottish Court Says Johnson’s Suspension Of UK Parliament Is Illegal /NPR Member of Parliament Joanna Cherry and dozens of allies won a decision from Scotland’s Court of Session, which ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament is illegal. Cherry is seen here outside the court last month. Scotland’s highest appeals court has ruled that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament is illegal, saying the prorogation “was unlawful –
**Trump Ousts John Bolton as National Security Adviser /NYT President Trump had complained privately in recent months that Mr. Bolton was too hawkish, a tension made worse in recent weeks over Iran and North Korea.

12 SEPTEMBER 2019

**India Builds Detention Camps for up to 1.9M People [could be stripped of citizenship] /Independent The Indian government is building mass detention camps after almost two million people were told they could be effectively stripped of citizenship. Around 1.9m people in the north-eastern state of Assam were excluded when India published the state’s final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in August. Those excluded from the register will have to appeal to prove they are citizens. The UN and other international rights groups have expressed concern that many could be rendered stateless.”
**Joe Biden flubbed yet another Democratic debate question about deportations /LAT Former Vice President Joe Biden’s bungled answer to a question about the Obama administration’s deportation policy may not have been the highlight of –
**Let Trump Destroy Trump /NYT The Democratic nominee, whoever it turns out to be, should use the president’s contortions and carrying-on against him.
**UN Agency Self-Censoring on Climate Crisis After Warning From Trump Admin /Daily Beast The UN’s migration agency is reportedly censoring itself on the climate crisis after a Trump administration official allegedly told the group that the programs it funds ‘must not be in conflict with current [US government] political sensitivities.’

13 SEPTEMBER 2019

**“You have to elect me; you have no choice” [Trump to the GOP] /NYT As Democrats Debate, Trump Offers Alternative: A Rambling Speech BALTIMORE — Moments after Democrats took the debate stage on Thursday night, President Trump delivered a rambling and disjointed 68-minute speech –
**Israel Was Caught Spying on Capitol Hill Cell Phones and Trump Was Fine With It /JUAN COLE, INFORMED COMMENT The FBI has traced mysterious electronic spying devices placed throughout Washington, DC — including close to the White House and the Capitol — to Israel. As the Trump administration has chosen not to act on this information, intelligence insiders had no other options but to turn to the press.
**’Simply Unacceptable’: Executives Demand Senate Action on Gun Violence /NYT “Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable,” the corporate chiefs urged senators in a letter.
**Texas Lawmaker Issues Death Threat to Beto O’Rourke After Debate Pledge to Take Away Assault-Style Weapons /Slate Beto O’Rourke was uniquely outspoken in his calls for gun control during Thursday night’s Democratic debate in Houston. The former Texas congressman, –

14 SEPTEMBER 2019

**Cable Cars Over Jerusalem? Some See ‘Disneyfication’ of Holy City /NYT The architecture of occupation: A planned cable-car network to Jewish holy sites bypasses Palestinians and furthers Israel’s claims over East Jerusalem.
**CEOs [of 145 companies] Speak Out on Gun Violence, Seek Congressional Action /AP Big companies have been dipping their toes into America’s gun debate for a few years. Now, some are diving in. The CEOs of 145 companies — including Airbnb, Uber, DoorDash, Gap and Twitter — sent a letter to the US Senate Thursday seeking expanded background checks and ‘red flag’ laws, which let courts remove guns from people who might threaten themselves or others.
**Dare We Dream of the End of the GOP [Stanley Greenberg’s “RIP GOP”] /NYT Toward the end of his new book, RIP GOP, the renowned Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg makes a thrilling prediction, delivered with the certainty of prophecy. ‘The year 2020 will produce a second blue wave on at least the scale of the first in 2018 and finally will crash and shatter the Republican Party that was consumed by the ill-begotten battle to stop the New America from governing,’ he writes.
**The DMV [Department of Motor Vehicles] Is Selling Your Data to a Vast Array of Third Parties /Techdirt Some of the data [is] sold to the usual suspects (auto insurance companies being the most obvious), but much of it is routinely sold to more dubious third-party outfits and private investigators. And while some of the data is in bulk and ‘anonymized,’ we’ve long noted that doesn’t mean what you think it does. – Granted all of this is perfectly legal due to the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), a 90’s law that critics say is in dire need of an update.

15 SEPTEMBER 2019

**Coordinated strikes knock out half of Saudi oil capacity, 5 million barrels a day /CNN Drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities have disrupted about half of the kingdom’s oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply, people with knowledge of –
**Former British Prime Minister David Cameron apologizes for Brexit /NYP In a new interview, the former British Prime Minister said he regretted his role in leading his country toward the current crisis, according to a new interview, the –
**In First, California Would Require Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills /NYT The bill, if signed by the governor, would mark a new way of giving women access to abortion as conservative states tighten restrictions.
**Kavanaugh accused of more unwanted sexual contact by former [male] classmate /Hill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was hit with another accusation of unwanted sexual contact by a male classmate who said he witnessed Kavanaugh –
**NY Times sparks furor with tweet describing alleged Kavanaugh behavior as ‘harmless fun’ /Fox The New York Times, under its “New York Times Opinion” Twitter banner, issued an apology late Saturday, saying it had deleted an “offensive” Twitter message –

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INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 747, 15 August 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 747, 15 August 2019
Every Fortnight
Next Issue, 31 August 2019
Publishing since 1980

Editor
Olivier Schmidt
Email: intelligence-adi@wanadoo.fr
Web: https://intelligenceadi.wordpress.com
List: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/intelligence-secrecy-power-adi/info
Postal: ADI, 16 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France

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FRONT PAGE – HONG KONG PROTESTS, EL PASO & DAYTON SHOOTINGS, JEFFREY EPSTEIN SUICIDE

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 1 August 2019 to 15 August 2019 Entries

THE FORTNIGHT AT A GLANCE

1 August • Protesters repeatedly interrupt Dem primary debate, shout down Biden, Booker, de Blasio /Fox
• Biden under Fire From All Sides as Rivals Attack His Record /NYT

2 August • Dallas Police Body Cam Footage Reveals the Final Minutes of Tony Timpa’s Life [“You’re Gonna Kill Me”] /Dallas News
• Trump says he prefers rally crowd not chant “send them back” /Hill

3 August • Trump Says North Korea Firing Missiles is Okay, Because Kim Jong Un Has a “Beautiful Vision for His Country” /Newsweek
• Climate Could Be an Electoral Time Bomb, Republican Strategists Fear /NYT
• Woman shot by Texas cop [aiming at her dog] was fire captain’s daughter /Fox

4 August • El Paso Shooting: Massacre at a Crowded Walmart in Texas Leaves 20 Dead /NYT
• “Do something!” Those mourning Ohio shooting victims shout down Gov. Mike DeWine /USA Today

5 August • “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger • Not the gun” – President Donald Trump /ThinkProgress
• “Until law enforcement, and the media, treat these shooters as part of a terrorist movement no less organized, or deadly, than ISIS or Al Qaeda, the violence will continue” – journalist Robert Evans /Bellingcat
• James Comey: Mr. President, Please Take a Stand against Racism /NYT
• Gunman’s Own Sister Was Among Dayton Shooting Victims /NYT

6 August • What Four Things Do Nearly All Mass Shooters Have in Common /LAT
• Alarm over Voter Purges as 17M Americans Removed From Rolls in Two Years /Guardian

7 August • Hong Kong facing worst crisis since handover: senior China official /Reuters
• UN urges action against hate speech following US shootings /UN

8 August • Montana Man [Curt Brockway] Slams 13-Year-Old to Ground, Fracturing His Skull, for Not Removing Hat during Anthem /Slate
• Trump Judge [8th Circuit Court of Appeals] Approves Manslaughter Charges for Pregnancy Loss /Rewire.News

9 August • Neo-Nazi website founder [Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin] owes $14 million to woman [Tanya Gersh] he urged readers to harass, judge says /NBC
• One of the world’s largest banks [BNP Paribas] thinks the writing is on the wall for the oil industry [report “Wells, Wires and Wheels”] /ThinkProgress
• Republican congressman [Ralph Abraham] silent as constituent urges assassination /ThinkProgress

10 August • Joe Biden Says “Poor Kids” Are Just as Bright as “White Kids” /NYT
• ‘Straight pride’ parade leader [Don Grundmann] said they’re a ‘peaceful racist group’ to a roar of laughter /WP
• Robocall blocking apps caught sending your private data without permission /TechCrunch

11 August • Biden mistakenly says he was VP during 2018 Parkland shooting /Hill
• Israel Systematically Blocks International Scholars from Reaching Palestine /TruthOut

12 August • Hong Kong airport cancels all departures /CNN
• Scaramucci: GOP may need to replace Trump for 2020 /Hill
• Newark hands out bottled water amid growing water crisis following EPA rebuke /ThinkProgress

13 August • Border Patrol Agent Who Hit Migrant with Truck Pleads Guilty /NYT
• Donald Trump gets sick of everyone, except for Donald Trump /CNN

14 August • Russia Orders Evacuation of Village near Site of Nuclear Explosion /NYT
• Documents Show FBI Targeted Ferguson Black Activists Over White Supremacists /Salon
• Steve King thinks society would die out without rape and incest /ThinkProgress

15 August • House Democrats subpoena former Trump campaign manager Lewandowski and ex-White House official Dearborn /WP
• Israel Denies Entry to Omar and Tlaib after Trump’s Call to Block Them /NYT

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FORTNIGHT AT A GLANCE (ISP, 16-31 July 2019)

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INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 746, 31 July 2019
Every Fortnight
Next Issue, 15 August 2019
Publishing since 1980

THE FORTNIGHT AT A GLANCE

16 July – Trump’s America Is a “White Man’s Country” /NYT
– Donald Trump, the Racist in the White House /New Yorker

17 July – Trump Officials Deleting Mentions of “Climate Change” From US Geological Survey Press Releases /sciencemag.org
– A Reminder That Fake News Is an Information Literacy Problem, Not a Technology Problem /Forbes

18 July – “Send her back!” chant shows Trump’s ugly plan to get reelected /CNN
– President Trump accuses Rep. Omar of supporting al-Qaeda /WP

19 July – Trump Disavows “Send Her Back” Chant After Pressure From GOP /NYT
– Trump Can’t Just Walk Away From “Send Her Back” /Bloomberg

20 July – “Religious Freedom” Laws Are Unraveling Civil Rights as We Know It /TRUTHOUT
– Giving “Upper Hand to Corporate Polluters,” EPA Drops Surprise Inspections /Common Dreams

21 July – Pennsylvania – Children Face Foster Care Over School Meal Debt [over $10], District Warns [more “brotherly love”] /NYT
– In “Send Her Back” Fallout, Trump Amplifies Praise From Right-Wing British Commentator [“Islam disgusts me” Katie Hopkins] /NYT

22 July – A Look Inside the Secretive World of Guantánamo Bay [tour the home of USA torture] /NYT

23 July – Police Officer [Charlie Rispoli] Suggests AOC Should be Shot, Calling Her a “Vile Idiot” /Newsweek

24 July – ICE arrests 35 in operation targeting 2,000 migrants with deportation orders [how much did that cost per arrest] /NBC
– Trump sues to prevent the release of his tax returns /CNN

25 July – Matt Walsh Argues for a $0 Minimum Wage After Negative McDonald’s Experience /Right Wing Watch
– After Weeks in Federal Immigration Detention, US Teen Is Unceremoniously Released /houstonchronicle.com
– Trump – “The fact that you even asked that question, you’re fake news” /ThinkProgress

26 July – GOP Blocks Election Security Bills After Mueller Testimony /Hill
– Pro-Trump Republican [Danielle Stella] aiming to unseat Ilhan Omar charged with felony theft /Guardian

27 July – The Trump Administration’s Revival of Federal Executions Is a Cynical Election-Year Move /Rolling Stone
– Critics of Peer Review Ask How ‘Race Science’ Still Manages to Slip Through /Undark

28 July – How Biden’s Secret 2002 Meetings Led to War in Iraq /TruthOut
– The Roots of Boeing’s 737 Max Crisis: A Regulator Relaxes Its Oversight /NYT

29 July – Sony’s wearable air conditioner is perfect for a Dubai Summer /EsquireMe
– “Thoughts and Prayers” Aren’t Enough, America’s First Gun Violence Minister [Rev. Deanna Hollas] Says /NYT

30 July – Trump says he is the “least racist person anywhere in the world” /Hill
– Huawei’s China smartphone shipments surge as competitors like Apple tumble /CNBC

31 July – Huawei’s Sales Jump Despite Trump’s Blacklisting [jump because of Trump’s blacklisting] /NYT
– National Cathedral Leaders Condemn Trump’s Racism, Question Americans’ Silence in the Face of It /Slate
– California professors install seesaws along US-Mexico border wall /NBC

Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 745, 15 July 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 745, 15 July 2019
Every Fortnight
Next Issue, 31 July 2019
Publishing since 1980

Editor
Olivier Schmidt
Email: intelligence-adi@wanadoo.fr
Web: https://intelligenceadi.wordpress.com
List: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/intelligence-secrecy-power-adi/info
Postal: ADI, 16 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France

Copyright ADI 2019, reproduction in any form forbidden without explicit authorization from the ADI.

FRONT PAGE – BORDER PATROL, DETENTION CENTRs, JEFFREY EPSTEIN, CITIZENSHIP & CENSUS

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 1 July 2019 to 15 July 2019 Entries

THE FORTNIGHT AT A GLANCE

3 July – There is a rottenness at the heart of the Border Patrol /CNN
– Trump’s July Fourth parade is a tribute to himself /Boston Globe

4 July – Trump Says Migrants Are ‘Living Far Better’ in Overcrowded Border Facilities /NYT
– Trump Blames Migrants for Appalling Conditions at Border Patrol Migrant Jails /Common Dreams

5 July – Ordered Deported, Then Sent a $497,777 Fine From ICE /NYT
– The Nonprofits and Businesses Making Millions From Detaining Migrant Children /Sludge

6 July – Trump Says Revolutionary War-Era Army ‘Took Over the Airports’ /AP
– The UK’s next Prime Minister will be chosen by 0.2% of the nation /CNN

7 July – Suicide as Corporate Murder: France Télécom on Trial /TruthOut

8 July – UN human rights commissioner ‘appalled’ by conditions in US detention centers /ThinkProgress

9 July – Jeffrey Epstein Is the Ultimate Symbol of Plutocratic Rot /NYT
– Principal Who Tried to Stay ‘Politically Neutral’ About Holocaust Is Removed /NYT

10 July – Jeffrey Epstein’s A-list pals rush to distance themselves after predator’s arrest /NYP

11 July – Thank God we’ve got so many inept cabinet members /NYT
– Disdain for Trump Runs Among Ambassadors /NYT

12 July – Trump Gives Up Citizenship Question But Doubles Down on Terrorizing Immigrants /TruthOut

13 July – Protesters take down US flag and replace it with a Mexican flag at ICE detention center /Business Insider
– Facebook’s $5 billion FTC fine is an embarrassing joke [one month of Facebook revenue] /Verge
– The “Pro-Life” Movement Is Silent About Children Dying at the Border /TruthOut

14 July – Border detainees tell Pence they haven’t showered for 45 days /Politico

15 June – Secret files in case of girl, 17, “forced to have sex with Prince Andrew by Jeffrey Epstein” to be opened after ruling /Sun

15 June – Trump Tells Freshman Congresswomen to “Go Back” to the Countries They Came From /NYT
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INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 744, 30 June 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 744, 30 June 2019
Every Fortnight
Next Issue, 15 July 2019
Publishing since 1980

Editor
Olivier Schmidt
Email: intelligence-adi@wanadoo.fr
Web: https://intelligenceadi.wordpress.com
List: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/intelligence-secrecy-power-adi/info
Postal: ADI, 16 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France

Copyright ADI 2019, reproduction in any form forbidden without explicit authorization from the ADI.

FRONT PAGE – TRUMP, IRAN, MILITIAS & VIGILANTES, DEMOCRATS, US COPS & BOEING

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 16 June 2019 to 30 June 2019 Entries

The “Front Page” of our previous issue was “Gerrymandering, Virginia Beach Shooting, The Campaign, Pride Parades & Abortion”.

The “Best” of this second fortnight of June 2019 issue include:

17 June – Israel renames Golan Heights town “Trump Heights” /CBS

17 June – Trump Campaign to Purge Pollsters after Leak of Dismal Results /NYT

19 June – Trump – He spoke as if he was still campaigning against his former rival, Hillary Clinton /ThinkProgress

20 June – Media outlets, lawmakers conveniently forget that US violated the Iran nuclear deal first /ThinkProgress

24 June – Kushner’s Palestinian peace plan resembles real estate brochure /Quartz

28 June – Donald Trump declares a winner of the Democratic debates … himself /USA TODAY

28 June – According to his lawyer, murderer James Alex Fields Jr. “came by his neo-Nazi politics honestly” /ThinkProgress

The previous issue’s themes were: TRUMP & HIS POLITICS (23X), POLICE, GUNS, TORTURE, PRISONS (18X), THE CAMPAIGN [for 2020 elections] (10X), ISRAEL/PALESTINE (8X), BEYOND THE USA, ABROAD (10X), EXTREME RIGHT (7X), ABORTION (4X) and DIVERS (3X).

Major topics and events of the second fortnight of June 2019 include the following (by theme and in chronological order):

TRUMP (14X)
17 Jun – Trump Campaign to Purge Pollsters after Leak of Dismal Results
17 Jun – Pelosi: What Is Trump’s Motivation for Provoking Iran [to get a war and be reelected like Bush]
17 Jun – Trump fires the polling firm [inc./WomanTrend] Kellyanne Conway built over leak of polls he said didn’t exist [& fires Michael Baselice, Adam Geller and Brett Loyd]
18 Jun – Millions to lose benefits under Trump’s proposal to change how poverty is defined, new study shows
19 Jun – Donald Trump Won’t Apologize To Central Park Five: “They’ve Admitted Their Guilt” [under duress or was it torture]
19 Jun – UN Officials: US Planning a “Tactical Assault” in Iran
21 Jun – New York Times: Trump abruptly calls off military strikes against Iran after approving them
23 Jun – “Willful Recklessness” – Trump Pushes for Indefinite Family Detention
24 Jun – Kushner’s Palestinian peace plan resembles real estate brochure
25 Jun – “She’s not my type”: Trump again denies E. Jean Carroll’s sexual misconduct [rape] allegation
28 Jun – Donald Trump declares a winner of the Democratic debates – himself
28 Jun – Tillerson Says [Trump son-in-law] Kushner Bypassed Him and Mattis to Make Foreign Policy
29 Jun – Federal judge bars Trump from using $2.5 billion to build border wall
30 Jun – Donald Trump Jr. shared a racist tweet about Kamala Harris and then deleted it after it went viral, fanning the flames of a new “birther” conspiracy

EXTREME RIGHT, MILITIAS & VIGILANTES (13X)
18 Jun – California man [Ross Farca of Concord, Calif.] arrested for allegedly plotting to kill Jews walks free after posting [$125,000] bail
18 Jun – Grand Jury Indicts Four Men on Charges of Trafficking “Ghost Guns” in NJ [bought online in pieces, assembled & are unregistered]
18 Jun – New Zealand mosque shooting: Philip Neville Arps, man who shared Christchurch video, sentenced to 21 months in prison
19 Jun – Newtown Parents Make Gains In Court Cases Against Sandy Hook Deniers
20 Jun – A man [Darin Schilmiller] who met Denali Brehmer online offered her the money to arrange the killing of Cynthia Hoffman, 19, and document the crime with photos and video
20 Jun – Infowars host, still verified on Twitter, calls for lynching of Obama
21 Jun – “Nobody Died at Sandy Hook” Publisher [Moon Rock Books boss Dave Gahary] Apologizes [to settle claims] to Dad of Murdered Boy [Noah Pozner]
21 Jun – Anti-government militias [Oregon 3 Percenters] say they will protect Republican lawmaker [Brian Boquist] who threatened police
21 Jun – Oregon governor sends out state police to find GOP lawmakers skipping climate vote
23 Jun – Militia threat shuts down Oregon Capitol amid walkout by Republican lawmakers
24 Jun – Border vigilante [Jim Benvie of United Constitutional Patriots] arrested for impersonating Border Patrol agent
25 Jun – Heartwarming: German town infuriates neo-Nazis by buying up their booze
28 Jun – Charlottesville murderer James Fields sentenced to life in federal prison

US LIFE & POLITICS (12X)
17 Jun – The Youngest Child Separated From His Family at the Border Was 4 Months Old
17 Jun – These rainbow flag-waiving corporations donated millions to anti-gay members of Congress [AT&T, UPS, Comcast, Home Depot, General Electric, FedEx, UBS, Verizon & Pfizer]
18 Jun – Amazon slams AOC for saying it pays “starvation wages”
18 Jun – NY lawmakers approve bill allowing driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants
20 Jun – 80-Year-Old [James Clark of Dublin, Ohio] Left Alone by His Family on New Hampshire Mountain May Get Billed for Rescue
21 Jun – “It’s Called a Genocide”: Governor Gavin Newsom Apologizes to California’s Native Americans
26 Jun – Mueller to testify publicly on July 17 following a subpoena
26 Jun – Reopened Legal Challenge to Census Citizenship Question Throws Case Into Chaos
27 Jun – Texas Denies Compensation to Wrongfully Convicted Man
28 Jun – 184 House Republicans just voted against securing elections
28 Jun – Alabama Woman Who Was Shot While Pregnant Is Charged in Fetus’s Death
29 Jun – Low-Wage Workers Are Being Sued for Unpaid Medical Bills by Their Employer [the United Methodist Church]

DEMOCRATS (10X)
19 Jun – Joe Biden visits historic Stonewall Inn gay bar
19 Jun – Kansas Already Picked the First Winner of the Democratic Primary [ranked-choice voting]
20 Jun – Cory Booker, Democrats Slam Joe Biden For Segregationists Remarks
22 Jun – A Democratic Think Tank [Progressive Policy Institute] Is Promoting Pushback Against Climate Lawsuits
22 Jun – Biden Has Not Changed – The Politics, Culture and Mood of His Party Have
23 Jun – Another day on Joe Biden’s damage control tour
23 Jun – Biden stumbles over abortion rights while Warren receives cheers
26 Jun – The Source of New York’s Red Tide – Leftist candidate Tiffany Caban won the Queens district-attorney election
28 Jun – Biden Comes Under Attack From All Sides in Democratic Debate
28 Jun – Eric Swalwell calls on Joe Biden to “pass the torch” during Democratic debates

POLICE & GUNS (8X)
16 Jun – Bringing Police Torture in Chicago to the Full Light of Day [Flint Taylor’s “The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago”]
17 Jun – Phoenix Mayor Apologizes After Police Draw Guns on Family Over Report of Stolen Doll
20 Jun – Floridians Are Suing a Cop Fired for Planting Drugs in Their Vehicles
21 Jun – Philadelphia police union calls commissioner “irresponsible” amid investigation into alleged racist, anti-Muslim social media posts
25 Jun – A Florida woman turned in her husband’s guns after his domestic violence arrest – Police arrested her for theft
26 Jun – “Run, there’s a shooter”: Three dead in shooting at Ford dealership in Morgan Hill [Silicon Valley, California]
28 Jun – This city [Phoenix] led the US in police shootings last year – After a viral video, tensions are boiling over
30 Jun – Online Database [Plain View Project] Is Tracking and Exposing Police Officers’ Racist Facebook Posts

BOEING (3X)
17 Jun – Boeing CEO Acknowledges “Mistake” Over 737 Max Warning Light
20 Jun – Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger Testifies That Boeing 737 Max Was “Fatally Flawed”
27 Jun – Boeing’s 737 Max Suffers Setback in Flight Simulator Test

DIVERS (8X)
16 Jun – Sri Lanka – The Tawhid Jamaat group was reportedly financed by Sri Lankan intelligence, according to a former governor
16 Jun – Sudan Ousted a Brutal Dictator – His Successor Was His Enforcer [Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan]
17 Jun – Israel Golan Heights: Israel renames Golan Heights town “Trump Heights” to honor US president
20 Jun – Designers Built an AI Penis Detector to Protest Google’s Prudish Doodles
22 Jun – UK – Boris Johnson refuses to answer questions about police visit to his home
24 Jun – Turkey’s President Suffers Stinging Defeat in Istanbul Election Redo
29 Jun – Apple to Manufacture New Mac Pro Computer in China Instead of US
29 Jun – Russia plans to tow a nuclear power station to the Arctic – Critics dub it a “floating Chernobyl”

Since the N. 700 issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP), we furnish systematic descriptive statistics for each issue. The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 743, 15 June 2019) were: Trump (511X), US (282X), Mexico (124x), China (103X), Police (99X), Tariffs (93X), Democratic (64X), Climate (63X), Shooting (63X), UN (61X), Iran (57X), 2020 (54X), Joe Biden (52X), California (51X), Virginia (51X), New York (47X), Hong Kong (46X) and Border (42X).

Based on the Word Count below of this N. 744, 30 June 2019, issue of ISP, and at a very general level, the major topics for the second fortnight of June 2019 are: Trump (464X), US (249X), Iran (166X), Police 124X), Democratic (105X), House (104X, including House of Representatives), People (96X), Joe Biden (82X), 2020 (81X), War (67X), UN (65X), China (60X), Climate (60X), Shooting (52X), Border (52X), Border (52X) and Children (51X).

WORD COUNT

TRUMP 464
US 249 (AMERICAN 47, UNITED STATES 38, AMERICA 31, AMERICANS 26)
IRAN 166 (IRANIAN 29, WAR WITH IRAN 9)
POLICE 124
DEMOCRATIC 105 (DEMOCRATS 74)
HOUSE 104 (including House of Representatives)
PEOPLE 96
JOE BIDEN 82
2020 81
WAR 67
UN 65
CHINA 60 (CHINESE 33)
CLIMATE 60 (CLIMATE CHANGE 24)
SHOOTING 52
BORDER 52
CHILDREN 51
HEALTH 44 (HEALTH CARE 20)
NEW YORK 44
HONG KONG 43
CANDIDATES 41
SUPREME COURT 39
SANCTIONS 38
MIGRANT 37 (MIGRANTS 19)
SENATE 36
ECONOMIC 35
WHITE HOUSE 34
OREGON 31
VIOLENCE 31
DRONE 31
SANDERS 30
DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE 29
FLORIDA 29
FACEBOOK 28
TEXAS 28
XI JINPING 27
CONGRESS 26
INVESTIGATION 26
IMMIGRATION 26
ELIZABETH WARREN 25
REPUBLICANS 25 (REPUBLICAN 21)
ICE 24
HUAWEI 24
JOHNSON 23
KIM JONG UN 23
PETE BUTTIGIEG 22
SAUDI ARABIA 21
CENSUS 20
NANCY PELOSI 19
E JEAN CARROLL 13
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO CORTEZ 11
ANTI GAY POLITICIANS 10
IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT 9

[thanks to http://www.dcode.fr/compteur-expressions%5D

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 744, 30 June 2019

THE LENGTHIEST 15-30 JUNE 2019 ENTRIES

16 JUNE 2019

Sri Lanka – The Tawhid Jamaat group was reportedly financed by Sri Lankan intelligence, according to a former governor /Renseignor – Vatican Radio – 13-06-2019 In Sri Lanka a special parliamentary committee is investigating security loopholes that led to the attacks causing the death of more than 250 people on 21 April 2019. An former governor accused the intelligence services of having financed the Tawhid Jamaat national Islamist terror group which claimed responsibility for the attacks: “We know that the Ministry of Defense has funded the Tawhid Jamaat”. Azath Salley, the former governor of the western province of Sri Lanka said he has known for a long time that the terrorist organization responsible for the 21 April 21 attacks was protected by the intelligence services. “I informed the President and the Ministry of Defense three times, but nothing was done”, added the senior official before the commission of the parliamentary committee, whose report we have been able to consult. He explained that like many other members of the Muslim community before him, he had asked the authorities to arrest the heads of this violent Islamist group but that these warnings had been ignored. According to him, this funding lasted for several years and was intended to help spy on various radical groups. The Sri Lankan president has been regularly accused of ignoring warnings from his intelligence services concerning Tawhid Jamaat and has done everything possible to prevent this parliamentary commission from investigating these attacks. The president has even fired the head of the intelligence services after the latter declared that the president was aware of these risks of such attacks.

17 JUNE 2019

These rainbow flag-waiving corporations donated millions to anti-gay members of Congress [AT&T, UPS, Comcast, Home Depot, General Electric, FedEx, UBS, Verizon & Pfizer] /Popular Information Popular Information has identified nine rainbow flag-waiving corporations that gave $1 million or more to anti-gay politicians in the last election cycle. Deconstructing corporate pride – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the most prominent organization dedicated to LGBTQ rights, produces a “Corporate Equality Index.” In 2019, 572 companies earned a perfect score. HRC says these companies are the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” HRC touts these companies not only for strong internal policies for LGBTQ employees but also their public advocacy for LGBTQ rights. Popular Information identified nine corporations that received a perfect score from HRC but donated $1 million or more in the last election cycle to politicians that received a zero on the HRC Congressional scorecard. The donations were all from corporate PACs to politicians or their leadership PACs. AT&T donated $2,755,000 to 193 anti-gay politicians – UPS donated $2,366,122 to 159 anti-gay politicians – Comcast donated $2,116,500 to 154 anti-gay politicians – Home Depot donated $1,825,500 to 111 anti-gay politicians – General Electric donated $1,380,500 to 97 anti-gay politicians – FedEx donated $1,261,500 to 75 anti-gay politicians – UBS donated $1,094,750 to 72 anti-gay politicians – Verizon donated $1,022,803 to 74 anti-gay politicians – Pfizer donated $959,263 to 52 anti-gay politicians.

20 JUNE 2019

Media outlets, lawmakers conveniently forget that US violated the Iran nuclear deal first /ThinkProgress As the Trump administration works to drum up support for military action against Iran, many GOP lawmakers and mainstream media outlets have predictably and conveniently fallen in line, accepting the narrative that Iran is hell-bent on building nuclear weapons and destroying the Middle East. Tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated in the days since the Trump administration blamed Iran for an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, mere hours after the investigation into the attack began. In the days that followed, the United States has presented little evidence — beyond images, mine fragments, and a magnet — to prove Iran’s alleged role in the attack. The US Navy, for its part, has stopped short of directly blaming Iran, which denies responsibility for the attacks. Last Friday, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an independent investigation into the matter, adding that “it is very important to know the truth. “Imagine that. Truth being important.

Infowars host, still verified on Twitter, calls for lynching of Obama /Popular Information Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said that he’s focused on improving “the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation” on Twitter. It’s a sentiment echoed by other social media companies. In a June 5 statement, YouTube said it was its responsibility to “prevent our platform from being used to incite hatred, harassment, discrimination and violence,” They have a long way to go. Conspiracy website InfoWars and its founder Alex Jones were banned by Youtube in August 2018. Twitter booted InfoWars and Jones the next month. Yesterday, Owen Shroyer, who hosts an InfoWars show called “War Room,” called for the lynching of former President Barack Obama. On Wednesday afternoon, a video of Shroyer’s show was available on YouTube. Although Shroyer is banned from YouTube, the video of the InfoWars show was simply uploaded by another user. YouTube does not appear to have systems in place that prevent InfoWars content from being uploaded. After Popular Information alerted YouTube to the video, the company removed the video and the account that uploaded it. YouTube told Popular Information that any channel that uploads InfoWars content (without commentary or context) will be removed. But even after Popular Information contacted YouTube, multiple copies of Shroyer’s Tuesday show, when he called for Obama to be lynched, remained on the service. Shroyer is not banned from Twitter. He has a verified account. On Tuesday, Shroyer used his Twitter account to promote the livestream of the show where he called for Obama to be lynched. As evident from those tweets, Shroyer also uses his account as a way of promoting Jones and Infowars on Twitter. Shroyer has used his account to circumvent Twitter’s InfoWars ban. But he is not alone. There is a network of accounts, with ties to Jones and InfoWars, that promote InfoWars content on Twitter.

21 JUNE 2019

Anti-government militias [Oregon 3 Percenters] say they will protect Republican lawmaker [Brian Boquist] who threatened police /ThinkProgress Anti-government militias have vowed to protect an Oregon GOP lawmaker who threatened to shoot state police trying to bring him back to the capitol to pass legislation this week. On Thursday, Republican state senators walked out of session at the Oregon state capitol over disagreements on a cap and trade climate bill. Later that day, 11 of them failed to appear for a roll call on the Senate floor, which prompted Gov. Kate Brown (D) to order the state police to bring them in to finish voting on the bill. Boquist’s comments grabbed the attention of a number of militia groups in the Pacific Northwest. A member of the Oregon 3 Percenters — a militia group whose members have vowed to combat what they perceive as constitutional infringement — said they would act as the senators’ de-facto bodyguards against the state police. In Idaho, where some of the lawmakers have supposedly fled, the state’s 3 Percenters group was similarly willing to defend the Republicans as well, posting threatening memes on its Facebook page. “This is what the start of a civil war looks like,” the group wrote in one post.

24 JUNE 2019

Border vigilante [Jim Benvie of United Constitutional Patriots] arrested for impersonating Border Patrol agent /ThinkProgress Jim Benvie is the second member tied to the group United Constitutional Patriots to be arrested. United Constitutional Patriots New Mexico Border Ops militia team member Jim Benvie, 43, from Minnesota, looks on near the US-Mexico border wall in Anapra, New Mexico on March 20, 2019. – The militia members say they will patrol the US-Mexico border near Mt. Christo Rey, “Until the wall is built.” Jim Benvie, who was part of the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP) before splintering off in May to form the Guardian Patriots, was arrested in Oklahoma on two counts of impersonating an officer or an employee of the United States, authorities announced on Saturday. The alleged incidents reportedly occurred in mid-April, around the time that UCP began to receive national attention of their unauthorized migrant apprehension. He will travel to New Mexico to face charges. Benvie, who is from Minnesota, is also facing charges in Oklahoma for running a child cancer charity scam. As the Daily Beast reported, Benvie is accused of using the photos and story from 11-year-old cancer survivor Ryan Cremeens to collect money in his name, which he allegedly then pocketed for himself. Benvie’s arrest is the latest setback for UCP-affiliated “patriots.” In April, the group’s leader Larry Hopkins (otherwise known as Johnny Horton Jr., Scott Alan Curtis, and “Striker”) was charged for unlawful possession of weapons and ammunition. Those charges stem from a 2017 FBI investigation in which agents visited Hopkins over his claim to be planning the assassination of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and George Soros. Upon visiting Hopkins, agents noted that he had a number of firearms in his possession despite having prior criminal convictions. This opens the question of why the FBI didn’t arrest him then, since he had a string of previous felonies — including, in a similar vein to Benvie’s case, one of impersonating a peace officer in Oregon in 2006.

25 JUNE 2019

The Middle East: Barrelling towards a nuclear and ballistic missiles arms race /James M. Dorsey The race is being aided and abetted by a US policy that views the region through the dual prism of the need to stop in its tracks an aggressive, expansionary, and destabilizing Islamic republic that seeks to dominate and as a lucrative market for the US defense and nuclear industry. The race is further enabled by the inability or unwillingness of other major powers – Europe, Russia and China – to counter crippling US sanctions against Iran in ways that would ensure that Tehran maintains an interest in adhering to the 2015 international agreement that curbed the Iranian nuclear program despite last year’s US withdrawal from the deal. With the Middle East teetering on the brink of a military confrontation, Iran has vowed to next month start breaching the agreement if the international community, and particularly Europe, fails to shield it against US sanctions. Former International Atomic Energy Agency (IEA) deputy director general Olli Heinonen, a hard-liner when it comes to Iran, asserted recently during a visit to Israel that Iran would need six to eight months to enrich uranium in the quantity and quality required to produce a nuclear bomb. US and Chinese willingness to lower safeguards in their nuclear dealings with Saudi Arabia further fuel Iranian doubts about the value of the nuclear agreement and potentially open the door to a nuclear arms race. Europe has so far unsuccessfully sought to put in place an effective mechanism that would allow European and potentially non-European companies that do business with Iran to circumvent US sanctions unscathed. As the United States prepared to announce new sanctions, Russia said it would help Iran with oil exports and its banking sector if the European mechanism failed to get off the ground but offered no details.

Virginia state Sen. Bill DeSteph [a licensed arms dealer] has a conflict of interest he has yet to disclose [Gun control legislation] /ThinkProgress Should the licensed arms dealer have a say in upcoming gun control session? Virginia lawmakers are set to convene on July 9 for a special session, with the goal of hammering out better gun policy. The decision arises out of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) desire for lawmakers to contend with the aftermath of a recent, tragic Virginia Beach workplace shooting in which 12 people were killed by a former colleague. In addition to the resistance that some Republican lawmakers have exerted in the wake of Northam’s request, this special session could potentially be further complicated by one lawmaker’s potential conflict of interest. Specifically, state Sen. Bill DeSteph (R). DeSteph, who took office in 2014 and whose district includes the Virginia Beach area, holds a license to sell firearms. The matter raises questions about whether or not DeSteph should recuse himself from any key votes taken in this proposed special session, about a mass shooting that happened in the lawmaker’s own district. There is every possibility that matters decided on during this special session might impact DeSteph’s business concern, even if it has been dormant.

27 JUNE 2019

The Supreme Court released two decisions on voting rights today, one a temporary reprieve from the racism of Trump’s administration, the other a body blow to democracy /Progress Report Census citizenship question: The justices temporarily struck down the Trump administration’s racist citizenship question on the 2020 census, which was designed to target immigrants and suppress the counting of people of color, distorting virtually everything the federal government does. This is of course just one plank in the widespread GOP attempts to corrupt our democracy for their own benefit. Partisan gerrymandering: In a 5-4 decision, the conservative justices of the Court ruled that federal courts cannot intervene to stop partisan gerrymandering—a major blow to ensuring that every American is represented equally. Republicans notoriously use gerrymandering to make it nearly impossible for many of them to be voted out of office, often by targeting minority voting rights. If you need proof, just take a look at the 2018 midterms. It is now up to Congress and state legislatures to enact new policies to end partisan gerrymandering.

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INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 743, 15 June 2019

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FRONT PAGE – GERRYMANDERING, VIRGINIA BEACH SHOOTING, THE CAMPAIGN, PRIDE PARADES, ABORTION

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 1 June 2019 to 16 June 2019 Entries

Major topics and events of the first fortnight of June 2019 include the following (by theme and in chronological order):

TRUMP & HIS POLITICS
1 June – In Terrifying Interview, William Barr Goes Full MAGA
1 June – The IRS Now Audits Poor Americans at About the Same Rate as the Top 1 Percent
2 June – Navy confirms request to keep USS John S. McCain out of sight during President Trump’s visit
3 June – Trump is so mad people in the UK can watch CNN he’s calling for a boycott of AT&T
3 June – US Requiring Social Media Information from Visa Applicants
4 June – The New Trove of [Thomas Hofeller’s] Secret Gerrymandering Files Will Be a Nightmare for the GOP
4 June – Trump poses a test for the Brits’ stiff upper lip
7 June – A dead man’s [Thomas Hofeller] secret files again prove Republicans lied in court — this time about gerrymandering
7 June – Automakers Tell Trump His Pollution Rules Could Mean “Untenable” Instability and Lower Profits
7 June – Energy Department Redefines High-Level Nuclear Waste to Save Disposal Costs
7 June – House Backs Off Holding Barr in Contempt in New Resolution
8 June – GOP senator: Trump’s tariffs are actually bad for American workers
8 June – Trump Calls Off Plan to Impose Tariffs on Mexico
8 June – Trump Said The Moon Is Part Of Mars And The Internet Did Not Disappoint
9 June – Trump Attempted to Suppress State Dept. Analyst’s Testimony on Climate Crisis
10 June – “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so” – Mueller
10 June – All governments lie – Over the weekend, Trump touted a landmark “deal” with Mexico on immigration. He was able to generate hundreds of positive stories in the nation’s most prestigious outlets. But it was all a sham
11 June – Former federal prosecutors lay out Mueller’s damning case against Trump
12 June – Top Republican [Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)] admits the GOP tax bill was mostly a lie
13 June – Federal watchdog agency recommends removal of Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act
13 June – Justice Dept. Seeks to Question CIA in Its Own Russia Investigation [open intimidation of the CIA by Trump appointees]
13 June – Trump tries damage control after offer to foreign spies [for dirt dug up on his 2020 opponents]
14 June – “Freedom Gas” Will Be Used to Justify Oppression at Home and Abroad

POLICE, GUNS, TORTURE, PRISONS
1 June – Virginia Beach Shooting: 12 Killed in Rampage at Municipal Center
2 June – US History Is Defined by the Use of Torture
3 June – Most violent weekend in Chicago this year: At least 50 shot, 10 fatally
5 June – When Taco Bell runs out of tacos, who do you call? One person reportedly called the police
8 June – A veteran died in police custody – His body was returned to his family with some organs missing
8 June – Indefinite Solitary Confinement in New York Is Finally Put to the Test
8 June – NYPD, Apology for Stonewall Not Accepted
11 June – Alabama governor signs chemical castration bill into law
11 June – How Anti-Immigration Policies Are Leading Prisons to Lease Convicts as Field Laborers
11 June – Justice Breyer Raises Specter of Perpetual Detention without Trial at Guantánamo
11 June – Solitary Confinement Can Lead to a Life Sentence in Prison [for a minor crime]
12 June – Student uses gender-bending Snapchat filter to catch cop [Robert Davies] allegedly seeking underage hookup
12 June – Trump Administration Plans to Detain Children at Former Japanese Internment Camp
13 June – Chicago Police Tortured Victims with Electric Shocks, Burns and Beatings
13 June – Unrest in Memphis after police shooting
15 June – “This is a mental-health crisis”: NYPD officer dies in third suspected suicide in less than 10 days
15 June – An Expert on Concentration Camps Says That’s Exactly What the US Is Running at the Border
15 June – In El Paso, Border Patrol Is Detaining Migrants in a “Human Dog Pound”

THE CAMPAIGN
5 June – Biden Campaign Admits Plagiarizing Part of Climate Plan from Fossil Fuel Groups
6 June – Democratic National Committee (DNC) Faces Outrage as It Announces It Will Not Host 2020 Debate on Climate Crisis
6 June – Joe Biden Still Backs Hyde Amendment, Which Bans Federal Funds for Abortions
10 June – DNC Chair [Tom Perez] Says Hosting 2020 Debate on Climate Crisis “Not Practical”
10 June – The Supreme Court Nixes Corporate Contributions for the 2020 Campaign
11 June – Impeachment will reelect Trump
12 June – As He Blocks Election Security Bills, McConnell Takes Checks from Voting Machine Lobbyists
12 June – Biden leads Trump by “landslide proportions” in new national poll
13 June – Study Claims Science Nonprofit [International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)] Serves as Lobbyist for Food Industry
14 June – Warren Overtakes Progressive Rival Sanders in Trio of Recent Polls

ISRAEL/PALESTINE
2 June – Conservative Groups Are Stifling Criticism of Israel On and Off Campus
6 June – Facing Criminal Hearings, Netanyahu Appoints Himself Justice Minister
9 June – Israel involved in ship explosions in Fujairah, according to [the UN &] Lebanese website El-Nashra
9 June – Mossad accused by Jawad Zarif of creating false intelligence implicating Iran in Saudi tanker sabotage
9 June – US Ambassador David Friedman says Israel has the right to annex parts of the West Bank
10 June – No longer comfortable with legacy pro-Israel groups, many Jewish Americans are looking elsewhere
13 June – Iran will get the blame, but the Gulf of Oman truth is likely a lot murkier
14 June – UN chief: No alternative to two-state solution for Israel, Palestine

BEYOND THE USA, ABROAD
5 June – Australia suffers second worst mass shooting since 1996
9 June – A state actor behind oil sabotage off Fujairah
9 June – China Warns Foreign Tech Companies Not to Comply With Trump Trade Bans
9 June – New York Times: Mexico, US agreed on border policies months before Trump tariff threat
10 June – For Central Americans, Fleeing to Europe May Beat Trying to Reach US
10 June – Hundreds of thousands of protesters march in Hong Kong against Chinese extradition bill
11 June – China blames US for massive Hong Kong protest
15 June – Hong Kong’s Leader [Carrie Lam], Yielding to Protests, Suspends Extradition Bill
15 June – Japanese tanker owner contradicts US officials over explosives used in Gulf of Oman attack

EXTREME RIGHT
5 June – A “Straight Pride” Parade in Boston? These three men have a proposed route and a tentative date
5 June – FBI, Pushing to Stop Domestic Terrorists, Grapples With Limits on Its Power
5 June – Judge says white supremacists charged with inciting riots are protected by free speech
6 June – Boston’s Straight Pride Parade [a far-right organization] Is Even Worse than You Think
6 June – Permanently rigging the game – Last week we learned that a political [Thomas Hofeller] that specializes in racial gerrymandering concocted the Trump administration’s scheme to rig the 2020 Census
7 June – GOP Paid Millions to Operative [Thomas Hofeller] Who Pushed Census Question Aimed to Help “Whites”
13 June – Tennessee detective [and pastor, Grayson Fritts] calls for the government to execute LGBTQ people

ABORTION
3 June – Hollywood studios bankrolled politicians behind abortion bans in Georgia and Louisiana
7 June – UN Slams US Abortion Laws as “Extremist Hate” and “Torture”
8 June – Over 40 State and Local Prosecutors Say They Won’t Enforce Abortion Bans
9 June – A Michigan hotel is offering free accommodations for anyone traveling for an abortion

DIVERSE
3 June – Alabama church decides to host screening of banned Arthur episode featuring same-sex marriage
15 June – If Uber Wants It, It’s Bad
15 June – McDonald’s Delivering Big Macs via Uber Drones in San Diego

The previous issue’s themes were: POLICE, ICA, SPIES, MILITARY; ABORTION, WOMEN; TRUMP; TRUMP IMPEACHMENT; FACEBOOK; EXTREME RIGHT; ISRAEL/PALESTINE; DIVERSE

The “Best Quotes” for the first fortnight of June 2019 include:

3 June – Donald Trump’s Zany British Vacation: How Badly Will He Screw This One Up /SALON

4 June – Donald “Bone Spurs” Trump is in Britain /WP

11 June – Catastrophe Is Coming, and We Can’t Kill Our Way Out of It [Climate disruption] /TOMDISPATCH

12 June – There’s a word for his insinuations that something is wrong with Joe Biden – it’s “sick” /NYT

15 June – If Uber Wants It, It’s Bad /Splinter

Since the N. 700 issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP), we furnish systematic descriptive statistics for each issue. The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 742, 31 May 2019) were: Trump (471X), US (229X), Abortion (124X), War (106X), House (105X, including House of Representatives), Iran (95X), China (92X), Election (82X), Trade (76X), UN (76X), Pelosi (64X), Democrats (59X), Climate (50X), Police (48X) and European Elections (48X).

Based on the Word Count below of this N. 743, 15 June 2019, issue of ISP, and at a very general level, the major topics for the first fortnight of June 2019 are: Trump (511X), US (282X), Mexico (124X), House (114X, including House of Representatives), China (103X), Police (99X), Tariffs (93X), Democratic (64X), Climate (63X), Shooting (63X), UN (61X) and Iran (57X).

WORD COUNT

TRUMP 511
US 282 (AMERICAN 63, AMERICANS 28)
MEXICO 124 (MEXICAN 33, TARIFFS ON MEXICO 16)
HOUSE 114 (THE HOUSE 23)
CHINA 103
POLICE 99
TARIFFS 93 (TRADE WAR 32)
DEMOCRATIC 64 (DEMOCRATS 44)
CLIMATE 63 (CLIMATE CHANGE 21)
SHOOTING 63
UN 61
IRAN 57
2020 54
JOE BIDEN 52
CALIFORNIA 51
VIRGINIA 51
NEW YORK 47
HONG KONG 46
BORDER 42
ROBERT MUELLER 42
WHITE HOUSE 42
LONDON 41
VIRGINIA BEACH 40 (SHOOTING)
ELIZABETH WARREN 34
IMMIGRATION 33 (MIGRANTS 29)
CONGRESS 32
CHICAGO 31
ABORTION 31
RUSSIA 31
BERNIE SANDERS 30
CANDIDATES 29
SAUDI ARABIA 28
AMAZON 27
TEXAS 25
ISRAEL 25
UK 23
REPUBLICAN 23
SENATE 21
IMPEACHMENT 20
SAUDI ARABIA 19
GULF OF OMAN 18
KIM JONG UN 8

[thanks to http://www.dcode.fr/compteur-expressions%5D

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 742, 31 May 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 742, 31 May 2019
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FRONT PAGE – TRUMP VS. MILITARY & SPIES, ABORTION, TRUMP IMPEACHMENT, FACEBOOK, ISRAEL/PALESTINE

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 16 May 2019 to 31 May 2019 Entries

Major topics and events of the second fortnight of May 2019 include the following (by theme and in chronological order):

POLICE, ICA, SPIES, MILITARY
16 May – Guatemalan toddler dies in US custody, report says
16 May – Senate refuses to consider bills protecting elections from foreign interference
17 May – “Not a Big Deal,” Police Commander [Christopher Bannon] Said as Eric Garner Died [bring choked to death]
17 May – ICE Plans to Transport 225,000 Immigrant Kids to Shelters Over the Next Five Years
18 May – Angry Florida Members of Congress Demand FBI Reveal Hacked Counties
20 May – Second Guatemalan child in one week dies at the border
22 May – Active Duty [US] Military Deaths [16,652 since 2006]
24 May – Trump orders intelligence community to cooperate with Barr investigation
25 May – Florida Officials Wanted an Elections Cybersecurity Team – Lawmakers Said No
26 May – Spy agency veterans are horrified at Trump’s decision to grant AG Barr sweeping power to declassify Russia intelligence – “Lives are on the line”
29 May – Trump Demotes DNI to Empower AG Barr

ABORTION, WOMEN
16 May – Abortion is legal everywhere, but misinformation is panicking patients in Alabama and Georgia
17 May – A woman signed Alabama’s abortion ban into law – We need to talk about that
20 May – These six corporations are financing the war on women in six states [Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio & Missouri; AT&T, Walmart, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Coca-Cola & Aetna]
23 May – “Fetal Heartbeat” vs. “Forced Pregnancy” – The Language Wars of the Abortion Debate
23 May – Police Stifled Dissent During Near-Total Abortion Ban Debate in Georgia
24 May – These Rape Victims Had to Sue to Get the Police to Investigate
27 May – Megadonor’s [David Humphries] Threat Wasn’t Enough to Stop Missouri Abortion Ban
29 May – Netflix May “Rethink” Georgia if Abortion Law Takes Effect
30 May – Disney CEO says if Georgia abortion restrictions take effect, the company may not film there

TRUMP
16 May – After two faulty Boeing jets crash, the Trump administration blames foreign pilots
17 May – Top Fossil Fuel Companies Paid No Tax
21 May – A Would-Be Trump Aide’s Demands – A Jet on Call, a Future Cabinet Post and More [Kris Kobach]
22 May – Election Interference Emergency Order [by Trump] Nets No Culprits
30 May – Trump admitted to “Russia helping me to get elected”
30 May – US energy department rebrands gas exports “molecules of freedom”
30 May – White House Wanted USS John McCain “Out of Sight” During Trump Japan Visit
31 May – Let’s Not Upset the President: The White House Tells the Navy to Hide the USS McCain
31 May – Trump Says US Will Hit Mexico With 5% Tariffs on All Goods

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT
19 May – First Republican lawmaker [Rep. Justin Amash] says Trump engaged in impeachable conduct
22 May – Democrats’ push for impeachment gains new supporters
23 May – Pelosi Pushes Go-Slow Strategy on Impeachment as She Goads Trump
27 May – GOP rep [Will Hurd (R-Texas)] criticizes Trump for tweeting Pelosi video
30 May – After Mueller Statement, More 2020 Democrats Call for Impeachment
30 May – Mueller heaps impeachment pressure on Pelosi
31 May – Mueller’s Dispute With Barr Is a Turning Point on the Road to Impeachment

FACEBOOK
16 May – “We maintain that the best tool to defeat terrorist speech is productive speech” [such as hate speech on 8chan, Facebook & Twitter] – The White House
19 May – Nearly 300 false accounts linked to an Israeli business entity removed by Facebook
24 May – Facebook refuses to delete altered video of Nancy Pelosi
25 May – Facebook defends decision to leave up fake Pelosi video and says users should make up their own minds
27 May – Nancy Pelosi and Fakebook’s Dirty Tricks – This latest doctored video proves that Facebook as we knew it is over
28 May – 10 million fake views – Doctored and deceptively edited videos of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — intended to portray her as drunk or incoherent — rocketed around major social media sites over the last few days

EXTREME RIGHT
16 May – Chick-fil-A Foundation says anti-LGBTQ giving is part of its “higher calling”
17 May – Televangelist Jim Bakker Sells $45 Trump Coin, Calls It “Point of Contact” With God
18 May – Austria [extreme right] minister Heinz-Christian Strache resigns amid video scandal
28 May – A private group says it’s started building its own border wall using millions donated in GoFundMe campaign

ISRAEL/PALESTINE
16 May – Israel Defense Forces Shoot 16 Palestinians at Nakba Day Protests
21 May – “This is not a peace plan” – Palestinians shun Bahrain conference
26 May – Anti-Occupation Coalition Grows Stronger Despite Israeli Military Violence
30 May – Israel will hold new elections after Netanyahu fails to form coalition

DIVERSE
19 May – Colombia Army’s New Kill Orders Send Chills Down Ranks [the death squads are back]
29 May – 30 Years After Tiananmen, a Chinese Military Insider Warns: Never Forget
29 May – UK – Boris Johnson Is Ordered To Face Accusations That He Lied To The Public

The previous issue’s themes were: POLICE, GUNS, VIOLENCE; ABORTION; TRUMP; EXTREME RIGHT; POLITICS; CORRUPTION, BAD MOVES; ISRAEL/PALESTINE; BOEING; VENEZUELA; and DIVERSE.

The “Best Quotes” for the second fortnight of May 2019 include:

16 May – In Flood-Hit Midwest, Mayors See Climate Change as a Subject Best Avoided /NYT

16 May – After two faulty Boeing jets crash, the Trump administration blames foreign pilots /WP

16 May – Don’t Give John Bolton His War with Iran /Truthout

16 May – “We maintain that the best tool to defeat terrorist speech is productive speech” [such as hate speech on 8chan, Facebook & Twitter] – The White House

28 May – A private group says it’s started building its own border wall using millions donated in GoFundMe campaign /CNN

30 May – US energy department rebrands gas exports “molecules of freedom” /BBC

Since the N. 700 issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP), we furnish systematic descriptive statistics for each issue. The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 741, 15 May 2019) were: Trump (463X), US (234X), House (129X, including House of Representatives), China (91X), Barr (83X), Democrats (81X), Mueller 80X), UN (72X), Iran (70X), Climate (66X), Biden (60X), Uber (59X), and Abortion (55X).

Based on the Word Count below of this N. 742, 31 May 2019, issue of ISP, and at a very general level, the major topics for the second fortnight of May 2019 are: Trump (471X), US (229X), Abortion (124X), War (106X), House (105X, including House of Representatives), Iran (95X), China (92X), Election (82X), Trade (76X), UN (76X), Nancy Pelosi (64X), Democrats (59X), Climate (50X), Polce (48X), European Elections (48X), and Mueller (45X).

WORD COUNT . . .

(remainder on email request)