INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 733, 15 January 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 733, 15 January 2019
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Next Issue, 31 January 2019
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FRONT PAGE – WASHINGTON “SWAMP”, DEMOCRAT HOUSE, TRUMP’S WALL & SHUTDOWN

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

Major topics and events of the first fortnight of January 2019 include the following:

BEST (by theme and in chronological order)

VIOLENCE, CORRUPTION, INHUMANITY
1 Jan – Wielding Rocks and Knives, Arizonans Attack Self-Driving Cars
3 Jan – A Trump County [Johnson County, Indiana] Confronts the Administration Amid a Rash of Child Cancers
3 Jan – Hackers Threaten to Dump Insurance Files Related to 9/11 [2001 World Trade Center attack]
3 Jan – Nonviolent UK Protester Who Stopped Deportation Flight Is Found Guilty of Terrorism and Could Face Life in Prison
3 Jan – A Delta Passenger Sat in Poo – The Plane Took Off Despite His Pleas
3 Jan – Poverty, lack of health insurance among female health care workers
5 Jan – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing Video Was Meant as a Smear, but It Backfired
5 Jan – An alleged kidnapper followed a woman into a karate studio [in Charlotte, North Carolina] – It didn’t go well
8 Jan – Top Cancer Doctor, Forced Out Over Ties to Drug Makers, Joins Their Ranks
10 Jan – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also criticized the Daily Mail for offering her boyfriend’s relatives ‘cash for stories’
10 Jan – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bathtub photo debunked by foot fetishists
14 Jan – US military translator detained at airport after visa revoked mid-air

WASHINGTON “SWAMP” POLITICS
1 Jan – Trump calls retired general [Stanley McChrystal] a ‘dog’ with a ‘big, dumb mouth’
3 Jan – Ajit Pai thanks Congress for helping him kill net neutrality rules
3 Jan – Trump Says Mattis Resignation Was ‘Essentially’ a Firing, Escalating His New Front Against Military Critics
6 Jan – Democrat Accuses Kirstjen Nielsen [Secretary of Homeland Security] Of ‘Outright Lies’ On Border, Calls For Hearing
7 Jan – Schiff [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] plans to make interview transcripts ‘fully available’ to Mueller
10 Jan – Senators Call on FCC To Investigate T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters
10 Jan – Trump’s team had over 100 contacts with Russian-linked officials, report shows
12 Jan – FBI Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
13 Jan – Trump concealed details of Putin meeting
13 Jan – Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration

TRUMP WALL & SHUTDOWN
4 Jan – [Shutdown] Meanwhile, Vice President Pence and senior administration officials are poised to get $10,000 raises as hundreds of thousands of federal workers continue to go without pay
5 Jan – Trump – “You can’t impeach somebody who is doing a great job”
9 Jan – Trump just threw another temper tantrum and stormed out of his meeting with Congressional leadership
10 Jan – “I know the fake news likes to say it, when, during the campaign, I would say Mexico’s going to pay for it. Obviously, I never said this, and I never meant they’re going to write out a check” – Donald Trump
10 Jan – No way out: Trump walks out, Dems remain firm
10 Jan – Sen. Klobuchar says Attorney General nominee refused to meet with her ‘because of the shutdown’
10 Jan – Trump admits the wall fight is just about getting him a ‘win’
15 Jan – Donald Trump serves fast food [because of ShutDown] to White House guests [Clemson Tigers university football champions]
15 Jan – This 1958 TV Episode Is About a Con Man Named Trump Selling a Wall to Hysterical Townspeople [“to protect them” – https:://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuSkACnDpQs]

COPS, GUNS, BLACKS
2 Jan – Alabama sheriff pocketed millions of dollars allocated for food for inmates
2 Jan – Police ‘mourn’ loss of Krispy Kreme doughnut truck in Kentucky fire
3 Jan – Parkland school shooting commission issues report, recommends arming Florida teachers 3 Jan – A black 7-year-old’s [Jazmine Barnes] slaying has Houston on edge – The family thinks it was racially motivated
9 Jan – ‘Enough is Enough’: Democrats Unveil Gun Control Bill
9 Jan – The NRA no longer runs the House – Last night—in a critical first step toward addressing the gun violence epidemic in the US—a bipartisan group of representatives introduced HR 8, a bill mandating universal background checks for the sale of firearms
10 Jan – Artificial Intelligence Tool Used to Catch People Who Lie to the Police [will it be used to detect lies made by the police as in several historical cases]

EXTREME RIGHT
5 Jan – Hackers Leak Details of German Lawmakers, Except Those on Far Right
7 Jan – Arizona right-wing group sends armed man into church to yell at volunteers for helping migrants
7 Jan – Tucker Carlson’s war on women [following his war on “dirty” immigrants]
14 Jan – Steve King, a Republican Congressman from Iowa, was quoted in the New York Times last week openly embracing white supremacy
14 Jan – The [82] Republicans collaborating with Steve King [41% of the entire caucus]
14 Jan – The Democrat collaborating with Steve King [Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN)]

ECOLOGY, CLIMATE CHANGE
2 Jan – This Radical Plan to Fund the Green New Deal Just Might Work [Ocasio-Cortez]
8 Jan – Satellite images reveal global poverty
12 Jan – Supreme Court issues ‘crushing blow’ to Exxon in major climate case, legal experts say
12 Jan – The [Supreme] Court’s decision could have implications beyond the state of Massachusetts as Exxon is forced to hand over documents detailing what it knew about climate change and when

ISRAEL/PALESTINE
6 Jan – Five arrested after Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation raided
7 Jan – Senators Push Bill to Punish Boycotts of Israel Amid Shutdown
11 Jan – Angela Davis Speaks Out on BDS [Boycott Désinvestissement Sanctions aganst Israel] and Palestine After Civil Rights Award Is Revoked *20 bodies found in northern Mexico, many burned in vehicles

DIVERS
5 Jan – Chinese Admiral Suggests Sinking Two US Aircraft Carriers Might Settle Disputes
8 Jan – Evolution used same genetic formula to turn animals monogamous
8 Jan – Long-term breastfeeding sheds light on whether an infant becomes right- or left-handed
9 Jan – UK government defeated in vote, MPs create new obstacle to no-deal Brexit

The previous issue’s themes were TRUMP & SIDEKICKS; THE BORDER & THE “WALL”; COPS, FRAUD & DECEPTION; ISRAEL-PALESTINE; “THE RUSSIA THING”; and DIVER.

The best quotes of the first fortnight of January 2019 include the following:

2 Jan – “She’s not my type, I wouldn’t rape her because she doesn’t deserve it” – Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro
3 Jan – Trump: “Russia used to be the Soviet Union – Afghanistan made it Russia”
5 Jan – Trump – “You can’t impeach somebody who is doing a great job”
10 Jan – “during the campaign, I would say Mexico’s going to pay for it. Obviously, I never said this” – Trump
14 Jan – Who would have thought that a dyed-in-the-wool bully would have no idea how to leverage the largest bully pulpit imaginable

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 732, 31 December 2018) were: Trump (469X), US (251X), Shutdown (106X), Border (94X, Border Wall 35X), Syria (79X), UN (50X), China (49X) and Mueller (38X).

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 733 issue for the first fortnight of January 2019 are: Trump (527X), US (225X), ShutDown (197X), Border (134X, Wall 133X), House (132X), China (116X), Democrats (105X), UN (78X), and Ocasio Cortez (69X).

A statistical word count for sequences of five words is perhaps the best overall characterization of this fortnight’s media activity, especially noting that Trump does not figure in this selection:

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL 6
BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF SCOTT ISRAEL 6
REP ALEXANDRIA OCASIO CORTEZ D NY 6
MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL 6
OF THE PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN 5
TAKE CONTROL OF THE HOUSE [Democrats] 5
NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN 5
WITH NO END IN SIGHT [shutdown] 5

The straight forward word count is below:

WORD COUNT

TRUMP 527
– TRUMP S 125
– TRUMP ADMINISTRATION 24
US 225
– AMERICAN 59
– AMERICANS 28
– UNITED STATES 25
SHUTDOWN 197
– GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN 94
BORDER 134 (WALL 133)
– BORDER WALL 54
HOUSE 132
– THE HOUSE 29
– HOUSE DEMOCRATS 21
CHINA 116
– CHINA’S 23
DEMOCRATS 105
– DEMOCRATIC 51
UN 78
– UNITED NATIONS 12
OCASIO CORTEZ 69
CONGRESS 64
WORKERS 53
– FEDERAL WORKERS 19
MAY 52
– THERESA MAY 10
TRADE 52
-TRADE WAR 12
– TRADE TALKS 10
PELOSI 51
– NANCY PELOSI 22
KING 50
– STEVE KING 22
DEAL 49
REPUBLICANS 49
CALIFORNIA 44
RUSSIA 43
– RUSSIAN 35
SYRIA 40
EMERGENCY 40
– NATIONAL EMERGENCY 20
HEALTH 40
– HEALTH CARE 13
– PUBLIC HEALTH 11
APPLE 39
STRIKE 36
WHITE HOUSE 35
SENATE 35
SAUDI 35
SCHOOL 35
TAX 35
SHOOTING 33
WAR 33
MEXICO 31
TEXAS 31
TEACHERS 30
CLIMATE 29
– CLIMATE CHANGE 15
ECONOMY 28
TALKS 28
2020 28
INVESTIGATION 27
BREXIT 27
FOOD 26
IMMIGRATION 25
REPUBLICAN 24
– GOP 22
TROOPS 24
SHERIFF 23
FLORIDA 22
PENTAGON 21
USA 21
MIGRANTS 20
ISRAEL 20
TWITTER 19
JAYME CLOSS 18
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 16
RASHIDA TLAIB 12
GREEN NEW DEAL 12
ATTORNEY GENERAL 12
NATIONAL SECURITY 12
SUPREME COURT 12
SENATE MAJORITY 11
WHITE SUPREMACY 11
JAZMINE BARNES 11
PAUL MANAFORT 10
MAJORITY LEADER 10
BRAZIL’S JAIR BOLSONARO 10

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

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