INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 729, 15 November 2018

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FRONT PAGE – MIDTERM ROUT OF TRUMP, CALIFORNIA CAMP FIRE DISASTER, MIGRANT CARAVAN

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 1 November 2018 to 15 November 2018 Entries

Major topics and events of the first fortnight of November include the following:

BEST (by theme and in chronological order)

TRUMP
2 Nov – Trump’s EPA concludes communities don’t have the right to know about potentially toxic emissions
3 Nov – Trump said military should shoot rock-throwing migrants. Officials disagree
4 Nov – US midterm elections: Trump humiliated after Pentagon denies request for border troops
5 Nov – DOJ’s Civil Rights Division has not filed a single Voting Rights Act case since Trump took office
6 Nov – Trump’s Top Anti-Immigrant Officials Are Trying to Rig the Census
7 Nov – Trump Faces Blitz of Investigations from House Democrats
8 Nov – CNN’s Jim Acosta has press pass suspended by White House, Sarah Sanders announces
9 Nov – Trump’s illegal attorney general – Here’s the deal: President Trump’s appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general is unconstitutional

MIDTERMS
6 Nov – Trump’s GOP Braces for Midwest Massacre
7 Nov – Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives
7 Nov – Why Nevada voters elected a dead brothel owner
7 Nov – Brian Kemp and His Staff Caught in a String of Falsehoods
7 Nov – Brian Kemp’s lead for Georgia governor may be smaller than the number of voters he suppressed
8 Nov – Colorado – [Jared] Polis defeated incumbent Republican Walker Stapleton to become the first openly gay man elected governor in the US
11 Nov – Midterm elections 2018: Dana Rohrabacher, Russia’s favorite congressman, loses
11 Nov – Florida Begins Vote Recounts in Senate and Governor’s Races

EXTREME RIGHT – RACISM
5 Nov – It’s 2018 and Abolishing Slavery Is on the Ballot in Colorado
7 Nov – In Texas, It’s Easier to Carry a Gun than Cast a Ballot
7 Nov – Iowa Rep. Steve King Says He Hopes Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Kagan ‘Will Elope to Cuba’
8 Nov – Wealthy white people in Atlanta suburb tried to secede from their black-led town. They failed.
12 Nov – Mississippi senator [Cindy Hyde-Smith], whose runoff opponent is black, jokes about ‘public hanging’
13 Nov – A Black Security Guard Was Killed By Police As He Tried To Stop A Shooting
13 Nov – Police Fatally Shoot Black Security Guard Who Detained Suspected Shooter

UK
13 Nov – UK PM May stares into Brexit abyss as domestic opposition mounts
14 Nov – Brexit and Suez: A tale of two Tory fiascos – Suez war was indisputably a fiasco, an act of imperial madness. So is Brexit
14 Nov – UK and EU Finally Agree On Brexit Text, But It’s Already Getting Slammed
15 Nov – Alarm Over Talks to Implant UK Employees With Microchips

GOP POLITICS
5 Nov – Supreme Court Rejects Net Neutrality Appeal
9 Nov – Acting Attorney General Sat on Board of Company Accused of Bilking Customers
14 Nov – In a stunning move, Melania Trump calls for ouster of a top national security aide [Mira Ricardel]

NRA
2 Nov – GOP congresswoman [Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY)]: No need for more gun violence research, the NRA has us covered
5 Nov – Bearing F’s From the NRA, Some Democrats Are Campaigning Openly on Guns
14 Nov – Doctors Revolt after NRA Tells Them to ‘Stay in Their Lane’ on Gun Policy

BRAZIL
2 Nov – Brazil’s Bolsonaro wants Israel embassy moved to Jerusalem
2 Nov – Financial Press Cheers Election of Fascist in Brazil

DIVERS
1 Nov – Google employees worldwide are walking out today to protest handling of sexual misconduct
7 Nov – Facebook Admits It Was Used to Incite Violence in Myanmar
9 Nov – Financial Times Journalist Denied Entry into Hong Kong
10 Nov – Pentagon launched new classified operation [Yukon Journey] to support Saudi coalition in Yemen
10 Nov – Hundreds of thousands evacuate as California wildfires turn deadly
12 Nov – Israel – A covert mission apparently went awry on Sunday, leaving an Israeli lieutenant colonel and at least seven Palestinians dead and setting off a flurry of rocket fire and airstrikes
13 Nov – Cost of Botched Gaza Spy Mission? Israel’s Back on Brink of War
13 Nov – Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data
13 Nov – Taliban Slaughter Elite Afghan Troops, and a ‘Safe’ District Is Falling
15 Nov – ACLU Reveals CIA Tested Anxiety Drug as 9/11 Interrogation Tool
15 Nov – The Global Extinction Rebellion Begins

The best quotes of the fist fortnight of November include the following:

2 Nov – Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY): The National Rifle Association already has done all the research on gun violence we need.
5 Nov – It’s 2018 and Abolishing Slavery Is on the Ballot in Colorado /Mother Jones
7 Nov – In Texas, It’s Easier to Carry a Gun Than Cast a Ballot /WhoWhatWhy
8 Nov – Acting AG Matthew Whitaker “is on record as being more interested in propping up Trump than in upholding the rule of law”

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 728, 31 October 2018) were: Trump (474X), Saudi (174X, the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul), US (164X), Elections (95X, Midterm Elections), Pittsburgh (68X, mass killing in the Tree of Life Synagogue), Caravan (64X, Migrant caravan heading toward the US border), Bombs (44X, pipe bombs sent by post to Democrats) and Nuclear (32X, Trumps wants to nullify the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty).

Since the N. 700 issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP), we furnish systematic descriptive statistics for each issue. Based on the Word Count below of this issue, and at a very general level, the major topics of this 729 issue for the first fortnight of November 2018 are: Trump (356X), US (196X), House (145X, largely House of Representatives), Democrats (144X), Election (110x, largely Midterm Elections), Senate (87X), California (80X, largely Camp Fire disaster), and Republican (69X).

WORD COUNT

TRUMP 356
– TRUMP S 87
US 196
– AMERICAN 48
– AMERICANS 22
– AMERICA 21
– UNITED STATES 20
HOUSE 145
– THE HOUSE 47
– WHITE HOUSE 38
– CONTROL OF THE HOUSE 15
DEMOCRATS 144
– DEMOCRATIC 60
– DEMOCRAT 32
ELECTION 110
– ELECTIONS 84
– MIDTERM 69
– MIDTERM ELECTIONS 47
– MIDTERMS 40
SENATE 87
– SENATE RACE 27
CALIFORNIA 80
AMAZON 73
SAUDI 72
– SAUDI ARABIA 22
VOTERS 70
– VOTING 46
– VOTER 33
REPUBLICAN 69
– REPUBLICANS 66
– GOP 64
FLORIDA 66
WOMEN 59
RACE 56
UN 50
– UNITED NATIONS 15
CHINA 46
FIRE 44
– CAMP FIRE 15
KHASHOGGI 43
– JAMAL KHASHOGGI 18
WHITAKER 42
– ATTORNEY GENERAL 42
– ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL 18
– MATTHEW WHITAKER 15
GEORGIA 42
BORDER 38
SHOOTING 37
GOOGLE 36
NEW YORK 35
BLACK 34
YEMEN 33
MUELLER 33
VIRGINIA 31
WASHINGTON 30
CARAVAN 30
– MIGRANTS 28
– MIGRANT CARAVAN 16
SANCTIONS 29
TEXAS 28
BREXIT 27
KEMP 27
– BRIAN KEMP 17
PITTSBURGH 27
MEXICO 26
FACEBOOK 25
IRAN 25
ARIZONA 23
FRANCE 23
SESSIONS 22
MACRON 22
RUSSIA 21
SYNAGOGUE 20
MIGRANT 20
SCOTT 20
SUPREME COURT 20
LION AIR 15
BETO O ROURKE 14
HYDE SMITH 14
JEFF SESSIONS 13
STACEY ABRAMS 13

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

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 729, 15 November 2018

THE LENGTHIEST 1-15 NOVEMBER 2018 ENTRIES

7 NOVEMBER 2018

The big storylines after last night’s elections /ThinkProgress The dust has nearly settled after last night’s midterm elections, and Democrats are back in control of the House of Representatives after making huge gains across the country. Several candidates will make history when they’re sworn into office in January, including the first two Muslim women, the first two Native American lawmakers, and a record number of women overall. A handful of Donald Trump’s biggest allies in the House are now unemployed. And even some Republican winners might have a tough time staying in their jobs (and out of prison) for the next two years. But Congress isn’t the only place where progressives made big gains. Democrats gained control of the governor’s mansion in states like Michigan, Wisconsin (bye, Scott Walker!), Nevada, and even Kansas, while ballot measures on the minimum wage, voting rights for felons, non-discrimination protections for the transgender community, and legalized marijuana passed with overwhelming support in some unlikely places. Here’s everything that went down on Election Night 2018.

*WHAT DEMOCRATS WON /Progress Report As you can tell from President Trump’s hissy fit this afternoon, Democrats made significant gains in yesterday’s midterm elections. Here are just a few key victories: Women won last night. A record number of women will serve in the US House next year. There were multiple “firsts” for female elected officials, including the first Muslim women and first Native American women elected to the US Congress. Both Massachusetts and Connecticut elected their respective states’ first black female representatives. Congress – Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, ending the era of total Republican control and unchecked corruption—not a moment too soon. Nearly 30 House seats flipped from Republican to Democratic control (and more are expected to flip). Governorships/State Legislatures 7 governorships flipped from red to blue. Democrats took control of 7 state legislative chambers. At least 350 state legislative seats flipped to Democratic control. Ballot Initiatives 3 red states voted to expand Medicaid, bringing health care access to an additional 300,000 Americans. In a major victory, Florida’s Amendment 4 passed last night. It will restore voting rights to people with prior felony convictions. In Massachusetts, voters upheld nondiscrimination protections for transgender people in public spaces. 2 states voted to raise the minimum wage (AR, MO). Ballot measures passed in ME, MD, MT, NJ, NM, GA, and RI will culminate in nearly $900 million in education funding. Multiple states passed anti-corruption measures around lobbying, ethics, and campaign finance.

8 NOVEMBER 2018

**The Wednesday afternoon massacre – Just hours after the polls closed, President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions /Popular Information Trump has had it in for Sessions ever since March 2017, when Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. That decision, in turn, led to the appointment of Robert Mueller. Trump’s move, which has been telegraphed for months, is an apparent effort to curtail Mueller’s investigation just as it reaches a critical stage. Mueller is expected to either issue additional indictments or produce a report, which the Justice Department will have to decide whether or not to make public. Trump announced that Sessions would be replaced, on a temporary basis, by Matthew G. Whitaker, Sessions’ chief of staff. According to Bloomberg, Trump has removed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from his role overseeing Mueller’s investigation. Whitaker is now in charge. If that report is accurate, Whitaker will be able to block Mueller from issuing any indictments Whitaker believes are outside Mueller’s purview. The move is reminiscent of the Saturday Night Massacre, when President Richard Nixon ordered Attorney General Elliott Richardson to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Richardson refused and resigned. Then Nixon issued the same directive to Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus, who also refused and resigned. In the end, Solicitor General Robert Bork fired Cox.

THE 7 WORST REPUBLICAN LOSERS [Gov. Scott Walker (WI), Secretary of State Kris Kobach (KS), Sen. Dean Heller (NV), Rep. Jason Lewis (MN-02), Rep. John Faso (NY-19), Rep. Dave Brat (VA-07), Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48)] /Progress Report
Across the country, GOP candidates ran on Trump’s messages of dishonesty, hatred, division, and fear. For some, their records and lies caught up with them. We learned that voters really don’t enjoy being lied to—and they really don’t like it when you try to rip away their health care. Here are seven of the GOP’s worst midterm losers: Gov. Scott Walker (WI) Goodbye, (almost former) Governor Scott Walker. No one will miss you. There’s been no bigger enemy of unions, teachers, and working people than Walker. Walker repeatedly lied about protecting people with pre-existing conditions and is currently suing to rip those protections away from Wisconsinites. Secretary of State Kris Kobach (KS) Kobach lost his bid for Kansas governor. He’s a nationally-renowned architect of racist policies of all kinds. Best known as the champion of Trump’s absurd voter fraud narrative, Kobach headed up last year’s sham voter fraud commission. Sen. Dean Heller (NV) Senator Dean Heller was unseated by NV Rep. Jacky Rosen. After his millionaire donors threatened him, Heller flip-flopped from his phony emotional stand against ACA repeal and abandoned Nevadans by voting for it anyway. Rep. Jason Lewis (MN-02) Lewis lost to businesswoman Angie Craig. Lewis is a documented homophobe and racist. He also lamented not being able to call women “sluts” anymore. Rep. John Faso (NY-19) Faso was defeated by Antonio Delgado, against whom Faso repeatedly ran racist ads. Faso has been publicly called out for breaking promises to his constituents, specifically promises not to vote to repeal the ACA. Rep. Dave Brat (VA-07) Brat lost to former CIA operative Abigail Spanberger, whom he disgustingly tried to tie to terrorism (and who gave one of the great debate closing statements of the cycle). He is yet another GOPer who lied about protecting pre-existing conditions, claimed that the #GOPTaxScam was fully paid for, and told inmates living with addiction that he’s been having a worse time than them. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48) Though the race hasn’t officially been called, it’s not looking good for Dana Rohrabacher, who was acting like a Putin asset before Trump made it cool. The GOP Congressman voted 9 times to overturn protections for people with pre-existing conditions—and then lied directly to his constituents’ faces.

9 NOVEMBER 2018

*TRUMP’S ILLEGAL ATTORNEY GENERAL – Here’s the deal: President Trump’s appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general is unconstitutional /Progress Report Attorney General is a Senate-confirmed position requiring the “advice and consent” of the Senate on each nominee. It’s necessary, especially in a presidency full of corruption and nepotism, to put a check on a president’s ability to appoint his cronies to the nation’s highest law enforcement positions. Matt Whitaker was never confirmed for the role, or any other role under Trump where Trump could use a special law to appoint him, and likely wouldn’t be were he to be formally nominated now (which Trump wisely doesn’t appear to be planning to do). Beyond unconstitutionality, Whitaker is supremely unqualified to be acting attorney general of the United States. His lone real qualification appears to be that he is an outspoken opponent of the Mueller investigation that he will now be overseeing. Not only did Trump appoint a walking manifestation of obstruction of justice, he then stood in front of the media and claimed that he doesn’t even know Whitaker. That’s funny, considering Trump told his friends at Fox & Friends the opposite in October: “I can tell you Matt Whitaker is a great guy. I know Matt Whitaker.”

14 NOVEMBER 2018

**The case to expel white supremacist Steve King from Congress /ThinkProgress Rep. Steve King (R-IA) should be expelled from Congress. The noted white supremacist, who also happens to be a Republican congressman, makes no effort to hide his racism. In addition to his very long history of offensive conduct, King actively follows Twitter accounts “belonging to unabashed white supremacists, including Blair Cottrell, a violent Australian activist who’s called for hanging a picture of Adolf Hitler in every classroom; Stefan Molyneux, a Canadian alt-right vlogger who thinks whites are more intelligent than blacks; and an anonymous Twitter user (with only 334 followers) using the handle @DiezNewAge, who regularly tweets out anti-Semitic and anti-black messages,” according to HuffPost. With Donald Trump sitting in the White House, King’s re-election to a ninth term in Congress last week is just further proof that racism is now a feature of the Republican party rather than a bug. Democrats, with their new House majority, could move to expel arguably the most vile American politician from Congress, and give the GOP an opportunity to save some dignity in the process.

15 NOVEMBER 2018

*Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) [“willing to attend a lynching”] received a $5000 contribution from Google on November 13 /Popular Information Google corporate responsibility – A dull campaign finance report quietly filed on Tuesday by the campaign of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) [“willing to attend a lynching”} reveals a different side of the company. According to the document, first reported in Popular Information, Hyde-Smith received a $5000 contribution from Google on November 13. Google regularly donates money to members of both parties. But two weeks prior, Hyde-Smith stood in front of a small crowd on a sunny day in Tupelo, Mississippi and “joked” about her willingness to attend a lynching. “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,” Hyde-Smith said, referring to a cattle rancher who asked her to speak at the event. The crowd laughed and applauded. Her remarks went unnoticed. Then, on November 11, a video of Hyde-Smith’s comment was posted on Twitter. Hyde-Smith continued to downplay the incident, refusing to apologize and insisting her quip on lynchings did not have any “negative connotation.” In a statement to Popular Information, Google claimed it donated to Hyde-Smith on November 2, before anyone was aware of her lynching comments. This contribution was made on November 2nd before Senator Hyde-Smith’s remarks became public on November 11th. While we support candidates who promote pro-growth policies for business and technology, we do not condone these remarks and would not have made such a contribution had we known about them. There are a couple of issues with Google’s statement. Within 20 days of an election, federal regulations require any contribution of $1000 or more to be reported within 48 hours. That means if Hyde-Smith really received Google’s contribution on November 2, the Hyde-Smith campaign filed a false FEC report.

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Best d’octobre 2018 (français)

1-15 octobre 2018

Voici les “Best” du premier quinzaine d’octobre 2018 (ADI) en anglaise qui peuvent être mise en anglais si besoin il y a.

1-15 OCTOBER 2018

KAVANAUGH
2 Oct – **Confirming Brett Kavanaugh Now Would Destroy The Supreme Court As We Know It
3 Oct – **FBI Is Ignoring Over 40 People With Information on Kavanaugh or His Accusers: Report
4 Oct – ***The “Fix Is In, Folks”: Susan Collins Describes FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe as “Very Thorough” While Admitting She Hasn’t Read It All Yet
– **”A Complete Coverup”: Democratic Senator Argues the FBI Embarrassed Itself in the Brett Kavanaugh Investigation
– **FBI Director Chris Wray Documented Kavanaugh Investigation “Behind the Scenes” to Maybe Make It “Public One Day”: Report
– **North Carolina Republicans Use Fake Photograph to Imply Christine Blasey Ford Was Too Ugly to Rape
– **White House confirms FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation only looked at what Republican senators wanted
6 Oct – **Chuck Grassley: We Haven’t Put Any Women on the Senate Judiciary Committee Because It’s Too Much Work for Them
– **Democrat Promises Kavanaugh Investigation if Party Wins Control
– **Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court
7 – **”There Will Be Hell to Pay”: Former Dean of Yale Law School Calls Kavanaugh Confirmation “An American Tragedy”
– **White House Counsel [Don McGahn] Prevented FBI From Full Kavanaugh Investigation Even After Trump OK’d It: Report
8 Oct – **Ex-GOP Congressman David Jolly Predicts Republicans Will Crumble After Kavanaugh Debacle
– **Is Trump Driving Women Away From the GOP for Good?
– **Republicans may have traded majorities in Congress for a conservative Supreme Court
9 Oct – **CNN Poll: Majority oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation
– **Trump Calls Kavanaugh Accusations a “Hoax”
15 Oct – **Donald Trump said he doesn’t care if Ford was telling the truth – Trump told Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes the Kavanaugh fight was about winning

NEWS – POLITICS
1 Oct – **California is 1st state to require women on corporate boards
2 Oct – **IRS Tax Fraud Cases Plummet After Budget Cuts [in IRS functionning]
3 Oct – **UN court orders US to lift certain sanctions against Iran
4 Oct – **Latest Arrests Further Prove White Nationalists in Charlottesville Arrived With Intent to Create Mass Violence
– **Most Twitter Accounts Linked to 2016 Disinformation Are Still Active, Report Finds
5 Oct – **Interpol chief Meng Hongwei reportedly vanishes on visit to China
6 Oct – **Banks Back Democrats in Bid to Rebuild Bipartisan Support
8 Oct – **Kingdom Crackdown: Saudi Women Who Fought for the Right to Drive Are Disappearing and Going Into Exile
9 Oct – **Two and half million children are homeless in America
12 Oct – **Washington state abolishes death penalty
13 Oct – **Facebook says hackers accessed data of 29 mn users
15 Oct – **Brexit deal fails after dispute over Northern Ireland derails talks

NEWS – UNBELIEVABLE
1 Oct – **A Veteran Had a Yard Sale to Pay for His Own Funeral – Two Men Helped Him Raise $58,000
3 Oct – **Corrupt from Infancy – Yesterday’s groundbreaking New York Times story found that Trump’s fortune was built on tax fraud and shady dealings, “including instances of outright fraud”
4 Oct – **Migrant Minor Is Held in Adult Detention Facility for Nearly a Year After Dental Exam Found He Was Likely 18
6 Oct – **Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke found guilty of second-degree murder in Laquan McDonald killing
8 Oct – **Popular Bulgarian Journalist Victoria Marinova Raped And Beaten To Death
11 Oct – **GOP House Candidate Compares Welfare Recipients to Hungry Pets — Claims He’s Following “Social Contract and Enlightenment Principles”
12 Oct – **Colin Kaepernick [black NFL quarterback] awarded Harvard’s prestigious W. E. B. Du Bois medal – The award is bestowed to notable individuals “in recognition of their contributions to African and African American culture.”
– **Trump on holding rally during hurricane: I couldn’t disappoint my fans
13 Oct – **Doc charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint crisis wins top health award [so he must have been doing what “authorities” asked him to do]
– **Facebook Accused of “Full-Frontal Suppression of Dissent” After Independent Media Swept Up in Mass Purge
15 Oct – **Fox News Host Admits There’s No Distinction Between His Network and the Trump White House: “They’re Joined at the Hip”
– **A senator [David Perdue (R-Ga.)] snatched a student’s phone while being asked about Georgia voter registration uproar

NEWS – STUPID
2 Oct – **GOP Senator [Joni Ernst] Calls Trump’s Trade Agreement a “Major Win” Before Admitting She Has No Idea What’s in It
– **UK – British Rail Companies Have a Message: We’re Sorry. Very Sorry. Apologies. – “sorry” has been tweeted 417,000 times by train companies
4 Oct – **Voting Machine Vendor [Election Systems & Software] Threatens Election Transparency Group [Americans United for Democracy, Integrity and Transparency in Elections (AUDIT-USA)]
6 Oct – **Officials Literally “Blow Hot Air” to Mitigate Heat in Texas Prisons
8 Oct – **Police in Texas Seized a Handmade Yard Sign Depicting a GOP Elephant with Its Trunk Up a Girl’s Skirt
10 Oct – **GOP State Legislator Snatches Mic From Female Opponent — Then Throws It Back At Her During Debate
– **Tennessee State Trooper Tries to Leak [inside information to Republicans about] Democratic Candidate’s “Muslim Event” That Was Actually Just a Campaign Stop at a Falafel Restaurant
11 Oct – **Republican Official [Brian Kemp] Caught Purging Tens of Thousands of Black Voters from His Own Election for Governor [of Gerogia]
12 Oct – **GOP Senate Candidate [Corey Stewart] Uses Neo-Nazi Sympathizer to Organize Campaign Meet-And-Greet: Report
13 Oct – **Trump Praises Robert E. Lee During Ohio Rally [but Ohio wasn’t with Lee and the South]
– **New Footage Disproves White Woman’s Claim That a Black 9-Year-Old “Sexually Assaulted” Her
15 Oct – **Could the $70 Billion Americans Invest Annually in Their Pets Be Better Spent?
– **GOP Senate Candidate Compares Michelle Obama’s Posture to the Chimpanzee from “Bedtime for Bonzo”
– **Trump: “I think I know more about” NATO than Mattis does

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16-31 octobre 2018

17 oct. – Des personnes âgées noires de Géorgie ont reçu l’ordre de quitter un bus qui les amenaient à voter

18 oct. – Le célèbre proxénète du Nevada Dennis Hof devrait remporter l’élection malgré le fait qu’il était mort (et il a gagné l’élection)

18 oct. – Leader évangélique [et donc chrétien] de premier plan [Pat Robertson] sur la crise de Khashoggi: ne courrons pas le risque de perdre “la vente de 100 milliards de dollars d’armes”

18 oct. – Les kits à la maison pour analyser l’ADN ouvrent la voie pour le profilage racial ultime (pour Dédé)

20 oct. – Jusqu’à 9,5 millions de commentaires sur la “Net Neutrality” ont été émis avec des identités volées

22 oct. – La Jordanie demande à Israël de restituer les terres louées en vertu du traité de paix de 1994

22 oct. – L’industrie du haut débit [CTIA, Wireless Association, USTelecom, Broadband Association, American Cable Association, NCTA, Internet & Television Association] poursuit l’Etat de Vermont [et l’Etat de Californie] pour avoir osé protéger les consommateurs et la “Net Neutrality”

23 oct. – Une fausse lune survole une ville chinoise [Chengdu, capital de a province de Sichuan]. Oui vraiment. [pour économiser de l’argent pour les lampadaires]

23 oct. – Enquête sur la mort de Jamal Khashoggi : la directrice de la CIA, Gina Haspel, se rend en Turquie pour travailler sur l’enquête [elle est experte dans la disparation de vidéos sur la torture par la CIA et la mort sous la torture, ce qui pourrait être le cas pour Khashoggi]

25 oct. – Un ancien dirigeant de Monsanto [Aurelia Skipwith] a été choisi par Trump pour diriger la Wildlife Agency [FWS]

25 oct. – Austin, Texas, demande que tout le monde fait bouillir l’eau après une inondation historique dans toute la ville

26 oct. – Le secrétaire d’État (et maintenant gouverneur de Géorgie), Brian Kemp a effacés 340.134 électeurs, affirmant faussement qu’ils avaient déménagés

27 oct. – “La caravane des migrants représente un si petit nombre de personnes s’approchant de notre frontière que ça dépasse la crédulité de dire qu’il s’agit d’une urgence nationale qui exige une action immédiate.”

28 oct. – Les dirigeants turcs, syriens, français et allemands discutent sur l’avenir de la Syrie [aucune représentation de Trump et les USA]

31 oct. – Les manifestants bloquent Trump pendant la Marche pour l’amour et la solidarité à Pittsburgh [après le massacre à la synagogue]

Best of October 2018 (English)

1-15 OCTOBER 2018

KAVANAUGH
2 Oct – **Confirming Brett Kavanaugh Now Would Destroy The Supreme Court As We Know It
3 Oct – **FBI Is Ignoring Over 40 People With Information on Kavanaugh or His Accusers: Report
4 Oct – ***The “Fix Is In, Folks”: Susan Collins Describes FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe as “Very Thorough” While Admitting She Hasn’t Read It All Yet
– **”A Complete Coverup”: Democratic Senator Argues the FBI Embarrassed Itself in the Brett Kavanaugh Investigation
– **FBI Director Chris Wray Documented Kavanaugh Investigation “Behind the Scenes” to Maybe Make It “Public One Day”: Report
– **North Carolina Republicans Use Fake Photograph to Imply Christine Blasey Ford Was Too Ugly to Rape
– **White House confirms FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation only looked at what Republican senators wanted
6 Oct – **Chuck Grassley: We Haven’t Put Any Women on the Senate Judiciary Committee Because It’s Too Much Work for Them
– **Democrat Promises Kavanaugh Investigation if Party Wins Control
– **Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court
7 – **”There Will Be Hell to Pay”: Former Dean of Yale Law School Calls Kavanaugh Confirmation “An American Tragedy”
– **White House Counsel [Don McGahn] Prevented FBI From Full Kavanaugh Investigation Even After Trump OK’d It: Report
8 Oct – **Ex-GOP Congressman David Jolly Predicts Republicans Will Crumble After Kavanaugh Debacle
– **Is Trump Driving Women Away From the GOP for Good?
– **Republicans may have traded majorities in Congress for a conservative Supreme Court
9 Oct – **CNN Poll: Majority oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation
– **Trump Calls Kavanaugh Accusations a “Hoax”
15 Oct – **Donald Trump said he doesn’t care if Ford was telling the truth – Trump told Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes the Kavanaugh fight was about winning

NEWS – POLITICS
1 Oct – **California is 1st state to require women on corporate boards
2 Oct – **IRS Tax Fraud Cases Plummet After Budget Cuts [in IRS functionning]
3 Oct – **UN court orders US to lift certain sanctions against Iran
4 Oct – **Latest Arrests Further Prove White Nationalists in Charlottesville Arrived With Intent to Create Mass Violence
– **Most Twitter Accounts Linked to 2016 Disinformation Are Still Active, Report Finds
5 Oct – **Interpol chief Meng Hongwei reportedly vanishes on visit to China
6 Oct – **Banks Back Democrats in Bid to Rebuild Bipartisan Support
8 Oct – **Kingdom Crackdown: Saudi Women Who Fought for the Right to Drive Are Disappearing and Going Into Exile
9 Oct – **Two and half million children are homeless in America
12 Oct – **Washington state abolishes death penalty
13 Oct – **Facebook says hackers accessed data of 29 mn users
15 Oct – **Brexit deal fails after dispute over Northern Ireland derails talks

NEWS – UNBELIEVABLE
1 Oct – **A Veteran Had a Yard Sale to Pay for His Own Funeral – Two Men Helped Him Raise $58,000
3 Oct – **Corrupt from Infancy – Yesterday’s groundbreaking New York Times story found that Trump’s fortune was built on tax fraud and shady dealings, “including instances of outright fraud”
4 Oct – **Migrant Minor Is Held in Adult Detention Facility for Nearly a Year After Dental Exam Found He Was Likely 18
6 Oct – **Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke found guilty of second-degree murder in Laquan McDonald killing
8 Oct – **Popular Bulgarian Journalist Victoria Marinova Raped And Beaten To Death
11 Oct – **GOP House Candidate Compares Welfare Recipients to Hungry Pets — Claims He’s Following “Social Contract and Enlightenment Principles”
12 Oct – **Colin Kaepernick [black NFL quarterback] awarded Harvard’s prestigious W. E. B. Du Bois medal – The award is bestowed to notable individuals “in recognition of their contributions to African and African American culture.”
– **Trump on holding rally during hurricane: I couldn’t disappoint my fans
13 Oct – **Doc charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint crisis wins top health award [so he must have been doing what “authorities” asked him to do]
– **Facebook Accused of “Full-Frontal Suppression of Dissent” After Independent Media Swept Up in Mass Purge
15 Oct – **Fox News Host Admits There’s No Distinction Between His Network and the Trump White House: “They’re Joined at the Hip”
– **A senator [David Perdue (R-Ga.)] snatched a student’s phone while being asked about Georgia voter registration uproar

NEWS – STUPID
2 Oct – **GOP Senator [Joni Ernst] Calls Trump’s Trade Agreement a “Major Win” Before Admitting She Has No Idea What’s in It
– **UK – British Rail Companies Have a Message: We’re Sorry. Very Sorry. Apologies. – “sorry” has been tweeted 417,000 times by train companies
4 Oct – **Voting Machine Vendor [Election Systems & Software] Threatens Election Transparency Group [Americans United for Democracy, Integrity and Transparency in Elections (AUDIT-USA)]
6 Oct – **Officials Literally “Blow Hot Air” to Mitigate Heat in Texas Prisons
8 Oct – **Police in Texas Seized a Handmade Yard Sign Depicting a GOP Elephant with Its Trunk Up a Girl’s Skirt
10 Oct – **GOP State Legislator Snatches Mic From Female Opponent — Then Throws It Back At Her During Debate
– **Tennessee State Trooper Tries to Leak [inside information to Republicans about] Democratic Candidate’s “Muslim Event” That Was Actually Just a Campaign Stop at a Falafel Restaurant
11 Oct – **Republican Official [Brian Kemp] Caught Purging Tens of Thousands of Black Voters from His Own Election for Governor [of Gerogia]
12 Oct – **GOP Senate Candidate [Corey Stewart] Uses Neo-Nazi Sympathizer to Organize Campaign Meet-And-Greet: Report
13 Oct – **Trump Praises Robert E. Lee During Ohio Rally [but Ohio wasn’t with Lee and the South]
– **New Footage Disproves White Woman’s Claim That a Black 9-Year-Old “Sexually Assaulted” Her
15 Oct – **Could the $70 Billion Americans Invest Annually in Their Pets Be Better Spent?
– **GOP Senate Candidate Compares Michelle Obama’s Posture to the Chimpanzee from “Bedtime for Bonzo”
– **Trump: “I think I know more about” NATO than Mattis does

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16-31 OCTOBER 2018

BEST ADI
29 Oct – **Trump Says Media Are “True Enemy of the People” After Shooting, Bomb Plot
31 Oct – **Howard County, Indiana – “This is a White neighborhood”
18 Oct – **Prominent [Christian] Evangelical Leader [Pat Robertson] on Khashoggi Crisis: Let’s Not Risk “$100 Billion Worth of Arms Sales”
27 Oct – **”The caravan represents such a minuscule number of people coming toward our border that it just strains credulity to say that this is a national emergency that demands immediate action.”

FAR RIGHT & TERROR
16 Oct – **Members of a far-right men’s group beat up protesters and weren’t arrested. New York police won’t say why.
18 Oct – **The Proud Boys Have Revived Far-Right Gang Terror with GOP Support
19 Oct – **GOP attack ad links Democratic candidate to terrorism for teaching English at Muslim school
21 Oct – **Charge of Treason [by Republican Martha McSally against Democrat Kyrsten Sinema] Escalates Tensions in Close Arizona Senate Race
25 Oct – **Pipe Bombs Sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and CNN Offices
25 Oct – **Trump Blames Media for Package Bombs
26 Oct – **University Backed by George Soros Prepares to Leave Budapest under Duress
28 Oct – **11 Killed in Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre; Suspect Charged With 29 Counts
29 Oct – **Trump Says Media Are “True Enemy of the People” After Shooting, Bomb Plot
30 Oct – **White Supremacists Are Out of the Shadows and Running for Office
31 Oct – **Deborah Cantwell (Howard County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana) – ‘THIS IS A WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD’: Woman greets family by calling their child the n-word, police say
31 Oct – **Trump Administration Unwilling to Fund Program Fighting White Supremacist Terrorism

GOP, POLITICS & CORRUPTION
17 Oct – **A Senior Trump Administration Official [Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards in the Treasury Department] Was Just Arrested for Allegedly Leaking Info on Key Russia Probe Targets
17 Oct – **FBI Investigating Whether Manhattan DA [Cy Vance Jr.] Who Refused to Prosecute Ivanka and Trump Jr Took Bribes: Report
18 Oct – **GOP congressman tells incarcerated woman he has it worse because of attack ads
18 Oct – **Nevada’s Famous Pimp [Dennis Hof] Expected to Win Election Despite Death – And He Won
18 Oct – **Prominent Evangelical Leader [Pat Robertson] on Khashoggi Crisis: Let’s Not Risk “$100 Billion Worth of Arms Sales”
18 Oct – **White House Counsel Don McGahn Quits after Helping Trump Reshape Federal Courts [and keeping the FBI from investigating Kavanaugh thoroughly]
20 Oct – **The migrant caravan forced Trump to admit he’d sacrifice economic prosperity to politically exploit racism
22 Oct – **Broadband Industry [CTIA, Wireless Association, USTelecom, Broadband Association, American Cable Association, NCTA, Internet & Television Association] Sues Vermont [and California] for Daring to Protect Consumers, Net Neutrality
22 Oct – **Trump Wants to Pretend Trans People Don’t Exist. Well, We Do.
25 Oct – **Former Monsanto Executive [Aurelia Skipwith] Picked by Trump to Lead Wildlife Agency [FWS]
27 Oct – **”The caravan represents such a minuscule number of people coming toward our border that it just strains credulity to say that this is a national emergency that demands immediate action.”
31 Oct – **Demonstrators Block Trump during March for Love and Solidarity in Pittsburgh

INTERNATIONAL & TECH
18 Oct – **A Middle East Monarchy Hired American Ex-Soldiers to Kill Its Political Enemies – “There was a targeted assassination program in Yemen. I was running it. We did it.”
18 Oct – **Home DNA Kits Pave Way for the Ultimate in Racial Profiling
20 Oct – **Up to 9.5 Million Net Neutrality Comments Were Made With Stolen Identities
22 Oct – **Jordan demands Israel RETURN land leased under 1994 peace treaty
23 Oct – **Fake Moon to Hover Over Chinese City. Yes, Really. [to save money on streetlights]
23 Oct – **Jamal Khashoggi death investigation: CIA Director Gina Haspel travels to Turkey to work on investigation [she’s an expert on making disappear videos on CIA torture and eventually death under torture which may be the case for Khashoggi]
25 Oct – **Austin, Texas, issues citywide boil-water notice after historic flooding
28 Oct – **Leaders of Turkey, Syria, France and Germany hold Syria talks [no Trump-USA representation]

GEORGIA VOTE
17 Oct – **Black Senior Citizens in Georgia Ordered Off Bus Taking Them to Vote
19 Oct – **Georgia Purges 107,000 from Voter Rolls for Not Voting in Past Elections
25 Oct – **Stunning Revelation: Georgia Counties Fail to Report Number of Rejected Ballots
26 Oct – **Georgia – Small County Bucks Kemp, Will Audit Midterms – Morgan County to Audit Absentee Ballots, Touchscreen Machines
26 Oct – **Georgia’s [Secretary of State Brian] Kemp Purged 340,134 Voters, Falsely Asserting They Had Moved

Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 718, 31 May 2018

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – ISSN 1245-2122
N. 718, 31 May 2018 Full Issue (94 pages, 8 euros)
Twice Every Month
Next Issue, 15 June 2018 – Summary Issue (3 pages, free on request)
Publishing since 1980

Editor
Olivier Schmidt
Email: intelligence-adi@wanadoo.fr
Web: http: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 2018, reproduction in any form forbidden without explicit authorization from the ADI.

FRONT PAGE – SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, ISRAEL/PALESTINE, COPS, BLACKS & LATINOS

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 16 May 2018 to 31 May 2018 Entries

Major topics and events of the last fortnight include the following:

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS – “BLAME ANYTHING BUT GUNS”
19 May *’Loner’ student shoots and kills 10 at [Santa Fe] Texas school/ Reuters
19 May *Texas Lt. Governor [Dan Patrick] Blames Doors for the Santa Fe Shooting/ Alternet
18 May *Fox News Is Already Trying to Blame Video Games for Santa Fe School Shooting/ Media Matters
20 May *Mother of victim says alleged [Santa Fe] Texas school shooter asked her daughter on date, was rejected/ CNN
21 May *Hugh Hewitt Seriously Proposes a Trench Coat Ban to Stop Gun Violence after Texas School Shooting/ Media Matters
21 May *Texas lieutenant governor blames abortions and violent video games for school shootings, but not guns/ CNN
21 May *Houston police chief says it’s time to vote out those blocking gun restrictions/ Think Progress
21 May *Oliver North Blames School Shootings On [the drug] Ritalin/ HuffPost
25 May *Hero Science Teacher Tackled and Disarmed Indiana School Shooter – No reported fatalities/ AlterNet
26 May *Indiana School Shooting: Teacher and Student Wounded; Gunman Detained/ NYT
30 May *Porn, not guns, is evidently the cause of school shootings, according to Tennessee Rep. Diane Black/ Progress Report
31 May *Parkland Victim’s Dad Puts Tomi Lahren in Her Place After She Blames Shooting on ‘Insta-Famous Culture’: ‘It Is the Gun!’/ New Civil Rights Movement

ISRAEL/PALESTINE
16 May *A day after their soldiers killed 60 mostly unarmed Palestinians in Gaza, Israelis were defiant, defensive or blasé/ NYT
16 May *Benjamin Netanyahu blames Hamas for deadly Gaza violence/ CBS
18 May *DO ISRAEL’S TARGETED KILLINGS WORK/ National Interest
21 May *UNHCR to investigate Israel for war crimes against Palestinians/ UN
22 May *Palestinian Minister Delivers Israel “War Crimes” Referral to International Criminal Court/ Guardian

COPS, BLACKS & LATINOS
16 May *A white woman called the cops on a black real estate investor – Police defended him/ Vox
16 May *Shawna Harrell, a member of the historically black Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, was volunteering with some of her sorority sisters to clean up a section of Interstate 83 in Pennsylvania – Someone called police/ Progress Report
17 May *Police Officer Caught on Video Saying to Man ‘Didn’t Do Anything’ Before Arresting Him/ Daily Kos
18 May *At Burger King While Black (And Homeless) [Emory Ellis’ story]/ Progress Report
21 May *A Border Patrol agent [in Montana] detained two US citizens at a gas station after hearing them speak Spanish/ WP
22 May *Security Guards ‘Forcibly’ Prevent Reporters from Attending EPA Hearing/ AlterNet
28 May *Family of Woman [Claudia Patricia Gómez González, 19] Shot by Border Patrol Denounces US/ NYT
31 May *Video shows police officers wrestling a woman to the ground and punching her in the head on a Wildwood NJ beach/ ABC

RIGHT WING – GOP
16 May *Oklahoma GOP Candidate [Christopher Barnett] Denies Advocating Euthanasia for Poor and Disabled People/ AlterNet
17 May *White man threatened two women for speaking Spanish to an employee at a cafe in New York City/ Newsweek
17 May *LGBT Students in Oregon Were Bullied and Forced to Read Bible/ NYT
18 May *Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks hit for blaming rising seas on falling rocks during a hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology/ AL.com
19 May *Texas Republican’s trust rewards his kids for marrying someone white/ Think Progress
20 May *Airline passenger punches deaf pregnant woman, service dog/ KCRG
26 May *Virginia Congressman [freshman GOP Tom Garrett] Made Staff Clean Up Dog Poop/ Daily Beast
29 May *Roseanne’s ‘Bizarre’ Rant – The Word You’re Looking for Is ‘Racist’/ AlterNet

TRUMP
17 May *’These Aren’t People — They’re Animals’: Trump Unleashes Racist Anti-Immigrant Rant/ AlterNet
18 May *Trump Administration to Tie Health Facilities’ Funding to Abortion Restrictions/ NYT
19 May *New Trump Administration Rule Will Force Doctors to Stop Saying “Abortion”/ Slate
20 May *Trump Misspells Melania’s Name In Welcome Home Tweet/ HuffPost
24 May *Trump Cancels North Korea Summit, Citing “Open Hostility”/ Common Dreams
31 May *Prosecutors hid mountains of evidence in trial of Trump inauguration protesters/ Think Progress

DIVERS

16 May *Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif kicked up a storm when he earlier this month seemingly admitted that Pakistan had supported militants who attacked multiple targets in Mumbai in 2008, killing 166 people/ James M. Dorsey

18 May *Child abuse case in California spotlights lack of oversight of home schooling/ NBC

18 May *US Births Dip To 30-Year Low – Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement Level/ NPR\ Trump and America’s Immigrant Shortage – WSJ

22 May *60% of all mammals on Earth are livestock – Human race just 0.01% of all life but has eradicated most other living things/ Guardian

24 May *Iran lays out its demands for a nuclear deal with European nations, and it undercuts the US in almost every way/ Business Insider

25 May *The Feds [Office of Refugee Resettlement] Lost — Yes, Lost — 1,475 Migrant Children/ azcentral.com

26 May *Irish voters show landslide support for liberalizing abortion laws, exit poll shows/ CNN

30 May *Hurricane Maria killed more than 4,600 people — more than 70 times the official toll of 64, study says/ USA Today

31 May *Republican Relegation to ‘Third-Party’ Status in California – Independents are now the second/ Newsweek

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 717, 15 May 2018) were: Trump (273X), US (124X), Iran (91X), China (68X), Korea(s) (53X), Israel (36X), and Facebook (29X).

Since the N. 700 issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP), we furnish systematic descriptive statistics for each issue. Based on the Word Count below of this issue, and at a very general level, the major topics of this 718 issue for the second fortnight of May 2018 are: Trump (361X, up from 273X), US (183X, up from 124X), UN (88X, up from 43X), Korea (85X, up from 53X), Summit (71X, new on the list), EU/European Union (42X, up topic), Kim Jong Un (41X, new on the list), Russia (50X, up from 25X), Iran (38X, down from 91X), Trade (33X, up from 21X), School Shooting(30X, new on the list), Italy (29X, new on the list), Roseanne Barr (27X, new on the list), Venezuela (26X, new on the list), Israel (24X, down from 36X, & Gaza 15X, down from 25X), Mueller (23X, previously 25X), Abortion (23X, new on the list), Tariffs (22X, new on the list), and Sanctions (22X, new on the list).

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 728, 31 October 2018

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 728, 31 October 2018 Full Issue (152 pages, 8 euros)
Twice Every Month
Next Issue, 15 November 2018 Summary Issue (5 page, free on request)
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 2018, reproduction in any form forbidden without explicit authorization from the ADI.

FRONT PAGE – SAUDIS MURDER KHASHOGGI, PITTSBURGH SYSNAGOGUE MASS SHOOTING, PIPE BOMBS FOR DEMOCRATS, MIDTERMS COMING

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 16 October 2018 to 31 October 2018 Entries

Major topics and events of the last fortnight of October include the following:

BEST (by theme and in chronological order)

FAR RIGHT & TERROR
16 Oct – **Members of a far-right men’s group beat up protesters and weren’t arrested. New York police won’t say why.
18 Oct – **The Proud Boys Have Revived Far-Right Gang Terror with GOP Support
19 Oct – **GOP attack ad links Democratic candidate to terrorism for teaching English at Muslim school
21 Oct – **Charge of Treason [by Republican Martha McSally against Democrat Kyrsten Sinema] Escalates Tensions in Close Arizona Senate Race
25 Oct – **Pipe Bombs Sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and CNN Offices
25 Oct – **Trump Blames Media for Package Bombs
26 Oct – **University Backed by George Soros Prepares to Leave Budapest under Duress
28 Oct – **11 Killed in Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre; Suspect Charged With 29 Counts
29 Oct – **Trump Says Media Are “True Enemy of the People” After Shooting, Bomb Plot
30 Oct – **White Supremacists Are Out of the Shadows and Running for Office
31 Oct – **Deborah Cantwell (Howard County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana) – ‘THIS IS A WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD’: Woman greets family by calling their child the n-word, police say
31 Oct – **Trump Administration Unwilling to Fund Program Fighting White Supremacist Terrorism

GOP, POLITICS & CORRUPTION
17 Oct – **A Senior Trump Administration Official [Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards in the Treasury Department] Was Just Arrested for Allegedly Leaking Info on Key Russia Probe Targets
17 Oct – **FBI Investigating Whether Manhattan DA [Cy Vance Jr.] Who Refused to Prosecute Ivanka and Trump Jr Took Bribes: Report
18 Oct – **GOP congressman tells incarcerated woman he has it worse because of attack ads
18 Oct – **Nevada’s Famous Pimp [Dennis Hof] Expected to Win Election Despite Death – And He Won
18 Oct – **Prominent Evangelical Leader [Pat Robertson] on Khashoggi Crisis: Let’s Not Risk “$100 Billion Worth of Arms Sales”
18 Oct – **White House Counsel Don McGahn Quits after Helping Trump Reshape Federal Courts [and keeping the FBI from investigating Kavanaugh thoroughly]
20 Oct – **The migrant caravan forced Trump to admit he’d sacrifice economic prosperity to politically exploit racism
22 Oct – **Broadband Industry [CTIA, Wireless Association, USTelecom, Broadband Association, American Cable Association, NCTA, Internet & Television Association] Sues Vermont [and California] for Daring to Protect Consumers, Net Neutrality
22 Oct – **Trump Wants to Pretend Trans People Don’t Exist. Well, We Do.
25 Oct – **Former Monsanto Executive [Aurelia Skipwith] Picked by Trump to Lead Wildlife Agency [FWS]
27 Oct – **”The caravan represents such a minuscule number of people coming toward our border that it just strains credulity to say that this is a national emergency that demands immediate action.”
31 Oct – **Demonstrators Block Trump during March for Love and Solidarity in Pittsburgh

INTERNATIONAL & TECH
18 Oct – **A Middle East Monarchy Hired American Ex-Soldiers to Kill Its Political Enemies – “There was a targeted assassination program in Yemen. I was running it. We did it.”
18 Oct – **Home DNA Kits Pave Way for the Ultimate in Racial Profiling
20 Oct – **Up to 9.5 Million Net Neutrality Comments Were Made With Stolen Identities
22 Oct – **Jordan demands Israel RETURN land leased under 1994 peace treaty
23 Oct – **Fake Moon to Hover Over Chinese City. Yes, Really. [to save money on streetlights]
23 Oct – **Jamal Khashoggi death investigation: CIA Director Gina Haspel travels to Turkey to work on investigation [she’s an expert on making disappear videos on CIA torture and eventually death under torture which may be the case for Khashoggi]
25 Oct – **Austin, Texas, issues citywide boil-water notice after historic flooding
28 Oct – **Leaders of Turkey, Syria, France and Germany hold Syria talks [no Trump-USA representation]

GEORGIA VOTE
17 Oct – **Black Senior Citizens in Georgia Ordered Off Bus Taking Them to Vote
19 Oct – **Georgia Purges 107,000 from Voter Rolls for Not Voting in Past Elections
25 Oct – **Stunning Revelation: Georgia Counties Fail to Report Number of Rejected Ballots
26 Oct – **Georgia – Small County Bucks Kemp, Will Audit Midterms – Morgan County to Audit Absentee Ballots, Touchscreen Machines
26 Oct – **Georgia’s [Secretary of State Brian] Kemp Purged 340,134 Voters, Falsely Asserting They Had Moved

The best quotes of the last fortnight of October include the following:

29 Oct – Trump Says Media Are “True Enemy of the People” After Shooting, Bomb Plot
31 Oct – Howard County, Indiana – “This is a White neighborhood”
18 Oct – Prominent [Christian] Evangelical Leader [Pat Robertson] on Khashoggi Crisis: Let’s Not Risk “$100 Billion Worth of Arms Sales”
27 Oct – “The caravan represents such a minuscule number of people coming toward our border that it just strains credulity to say that this is a national emergency that demands immediate action.”

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 727, 15 October 2018) were: Trump (481X), Brett Kavanaugh (367X), US (234X), Supreme Court (138X), Saudi Arabia (108X), Senate (96X), Women (81X), House (79X), FBI (78X), UN (74X) and Republican (72X).

Since the N. 700 issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP), we furnish systematic descriptive statistics for each issue. Based on the Word Count below of this issue, and at a very general level, the major topics of this 728 issue for the last fortnight of October 2018 are: Trump (474X), Saudi (174X, the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul), US (164X), Elections (95X, Midterm Elections), Pittsburgh (68X, mass killing in the Tree of Life Synagogue), Caravan (64X, Migrant caravan heading toward the US border), Bombs (44X, pipe bombs sent by post to Democrats) and Nuclear (32X, Trumps wants to nullify the Intermedite Range Nuclear Forces Treaty).

WORD COUNT

TRUMP 474
– TRUMP S 97
– PRESIDENT TRUMP 87
– DONALD TRUMP 73
– TRUMP ADMINISTRATION 51
– PRESIDENT TRUMP’S 14
– TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S 11
SAUDI 174
– SAUDI ARABIA 54
– THE SAUDI 41
– SAUDI CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN 12
– SAUDI ARABIA’S 8
– SAUDI CONSULATE 7
– SAUDI CONSULATE IN ISTANBUL 6
US 164
– U S 92
– AMERICAN 58
– AMERICA 37
– AMERICANS 36
– UNITED STATES 25
KHASHOGGI 124
– JAMAL KHASHOGGI 71
– KHASHOGGI S 24
– JOURNALIST JAMAL KHASHOGGI 22
– JAMAL KHASHOGGI’S 13
– KHASHOGGI’S DEATH 7
– MURDER OF JAMAL KHASHOGGI 4
ELECTION 95
– ELECTIONS 56
– MIDTERM 42
– MIDTERMS 36
– MIDTERM ELECTIONS 26
STATE 80
– SECRETARY OF STATE 10
HOUSE 77
– WHITE HOUSE 37
– HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY 7
PITTSBURGH 68
– SYNAGOGUE 50
– PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE 25
– PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING 9
CARAVAN 64
– MIGRANT 44
– MIGRANTS 39
– MIGRANT CARAVAN 37
– CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANTS 6
UN 61
DEMOCRATS 61
– DEMOCRATIC 48
CHINA 58
– CHINESE 23
REPUBLICANS 57
– REPUBLICAN 52
– GOP 44
FLORIDA 53
BORDER 53
CLIMATE 47
– CLIMATE CHANGE 24
VIOLENCE 46
MEXICO 45
BOMBS 44
– PIPE 26
– POST 21
– BOMB 21
SHOOTING 44
HURRICANE 43
SENATE 42
VOTING 41
CAMPAIGN 40
GEORGIA 38
RUSSIA 36
SUPREME COURT 35
WOMEN 35
POLICE 35
AMAZON 34
NUCLEAR 32
– INTERMEDIATE RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES 6
NEW YORK 32
KOREA 29
CALIFORNIA 29
INVESTIGATION 27
TEXAS 26
FACEBOOK 25
FAR RIGHT 24
– THE PROUD BOYS 7
BRAZIL 24
CITIZENSHIP 24
BOLSONARO 23
OBAMA 23
GAZA 22
CRUZ 22
IMMIGRATION 22
HEALTH CARE 21
MARIJUANA 20
ISRAEL 20
SEARS 20
HARVARD 20
BETO O ROURKE 11
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS 7
RIGHT TO VOTE 6
SUPER TYPHOON YUTU 6
CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL 6
ROBERT DE NIRO 6
WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL 6
VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN 5
COMMERCE SECRETARY WILBUR ROSS 5

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

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