INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 737, 15 March 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 737, 15 March 2019
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Next Issue, 31 March 2019
Publishing since 1980

Editor
Olivier Schmidt
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FRONT PAGE – GUNS, EXTREMISM, CHRISTCHURCH MASSACRE, TRUMP’S EMERGENCY DEAD, ANTI-SEMITISM

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

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

BEST (by theme and in chronological order)

COPS, GUNS, COURTS
US POLITICS
TRUMP & “THE RUSSIA THING”
EXTERMISM
ISRAEL/PALESTINE

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 736, 28 February 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 736, 28 February 2019
Every Fortnight
Next Issue, 15 March 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 WALL EMERGENCY, NORTH CAROLINA VOTE, VENEZUELA & PAKISTAN

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 16 February 2019 to 28 February 2019 Entries

Major topics and events of the second fortnight of February 2019 include the following:

BEST (by theme and in chronological order)

TRUMP, BORDER WALL & IMMIGRATION
17 Feb – Trump declares national emergency to build southern border wall
17 Feb – Some Republicans Were Against Executive Power on Immigration [with Obama] – Now [with Trump] They Aren’t
18 Feb – Confirmation of William Barr Escalates War on Immigrants
19 Feb – Trump’s national emergency declaration isn’t going over well with the country
20 Feb – Ocasio-Cortez raises eyebrows after comparing Trump’s border wall to Berlin Wall [and so what]
25 Feb – Top Republicans say the Constitution requires Congress to stand up to Trump’s emergency declaration
26 Feb – GOP Tries to Hold Down Defections before Vote to Block Trump’s Emergency
26 Feb – Republican senator [Thom Tillis] says he’ll vote against Trump’s national emergency
27 Feb – House Votes to Block Trump’s National Emergency Declaration about the Border

COPS, GUNS
17 Feb – Police chief on gunman: “He was not supposed to be in possession of a firearm”
19 Feb – Oregon Official: Texts Show Police-Extremist Collusion
20 Feb – Houston police will end no-knock warrants after deadly drug raid, chief says
21 Feb – Supreme Court Limits Police Powers to Seize Private Property
28 Feb – California Keeps a Secret List of Criminal Cops, but Says You Can’t Have It
28 Feb – House Passes First Major Gun Control Law in Decades
27 Feb – House passes firearm background check bill, in first gun control victory in more than two decades
28 Feb – House passes second major gun control bill in as many days

US POLITICS
18 Feb – Florida student faces misdemeanor charges after refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance
21 Feb – North Carolina – [Mark Harris] Candidate’s son warned father of NC political operative’s alleged tactics
22 Feb – Koch Network Pushes [ideologically biased] Textbook on Cash-Strapped Schools
23 Feb – GOP Finally Has Documented Case of Election Fraud – Committed by Republicans
23 Feb – Trump Administration Blocks Funds for Planned Parenthood and Others over Abortion Referrals
25 Feb – Court [a North Carolina state court] hands down a stunningly aggressive attack on illegal gerrymandering
26 Feb – Senate Fails to Pass Born-Alive Bill

EXTREME RIGHT
18 Feb – Embryo “Adoption” Is Growing, but It’s Getting Tangled in the Abortion Debate
19 Feb – Catholic mom sues after Trump-backed foster care agency calls her the wrong kind of Christian
19 Feb – Meet the Russian theologian [Mikhail Morgulis] who offered to organize millions of votes for Trump
20 Feb – An Alabama Editor [Goodloe Sutton] Urges the KKK to “Ride Again,” and His Small Town Winces
21 Feb – “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler” – William Happer
22 Feb – America’s Biggest Charities Are Funneling Millions to Hate Groups from Anonymous Donors

TRUMP, THE PERSON
17 Feb – Former top FBI lawyer: 2 Trump cabinet officials were “ready to support” 25th Amendment effort
18 Feb – McCabe: “I was fired because I opened a case against the president”
27 Feb – Cohen connects the dots on what Trump knew about Russia, and when he knew it
27 Feb – Donald Trump’s ex-fixer and former personal attorney Michael Cohen accused the president of criminal offenses at a congressional hearing on Wednesday
28 Feb – “He Is a Racist. He Is a Con Man. And He Is a Cheat”: Cohen Testifies

THE RICH & TAXES
16 Feb – Amazon Will Pay a Whopping $0 in Federal Taxes on $11.2 Billion Profits
17 Feb – They’re Rich and They’re Mad About Taxes (Too Low!)
21 Feb – Blood of the Young Won’t Spare Rich Old People from Sadness and Death
27 Feb – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Ivanka Trump: I “worked for tips”

BREXIT
21 Feb – From Europe, Brexit is like “watching a car crash in slow motion”
24 Feb – Amid Brexit Strains, Anglo-Irish Relations Are “Fraying”

VENEZUELA
20 Feb – The Aid Groups Who Want No Part of Aiding Venezuela
23 Feb – Guaido’s trucks clash with Maduro’s military in attempt to force aid into Venezuela

ISRAEL/PALESTINE
16 Feb – Who’s Telling the Truth About the Israel Lobby and Anti-Semitism
18 Feb – Guterres presses Israel to permit unrestricted Palestinian movement

FACEBOOK
18 Feb – UK lawmakers: Facebook “intentionally and knowingly” violated data privacy laws
20 Feb – Facebook Labeled “Digital Gangsters” in Report on Fake News

DIVERS
16 Feb – The US Military Is Poisoning Germany
22 Feb – Hassan Shibly, attorney for the family of [ISIS jihadist] Hoda Muthana, says she was a “vulnerable young woman who was brainwashed and manipulated” [which can be said of all jihadists]
24 Feb – The Chicken Is Local, But Was It Happy? GPS Now Tells The Life Story Of Your Poultry
26 Feb – India launches airstrike in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir targeting “terror camps”

The previous issue’s themes were: TRUMP; WASHINGTON POLITICS; COPS, SPIES & PRISONS; VENEZUELA; and ISRAEL/PALESTINE.

The best quotes of the second fortnight of February 2019 include the following:

21 Feb – From Europe, Brexit is like “watching a car crash in slow motion” /NBC
21 Feb – “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler” – William Happer /ThinkProgress Donald Trump’s appointee to head up a new Presidential Committee on Climate Security
24 Feb – “The Chicken Is Local, But Was It Happy” [GPS solution] /NPR
28 Feb – “He Is a Racist. He Is a Con Man. And He Is a Cheat'” – Michael Cohen on Trump
28 Feb – “My loyalty to Mr. Trump has cost me everything – I will not sit back, say nothing and allow him to do the same to the country” – Michael Cohen

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 735, 15 February 2019) were: Trump (445X), US (215X), Border (114X), Deal (112X), House (88X, White House 197X), Democrats (87X), Virginia (83X), UN (76X), Venezuela (70X), Shutdown (57X), Ocasio Cortez (57X), State of the Union (50X), Iran (50X), Emergency (50X, National Emergency 35X), Climate (49X), Ralph Northam (48X), Ilhan Omar (46X), and Green New Deal (43X).

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 N. 736 issue of ISP, and at a very general level, the major topics for the second fortnight of February 2019 are: Trump (370X), US (190X), Michael Cohen (83X), The Border (72X), Democrats (52X), The Climate (45X), Venezuela (45X), Amazon (42X), Ocasio Cortez (40X), North Carolina (37X), 2020 (37X), Sanders (35X) and Kim Jong Un (33X).

WORD COUNT

TRUMP 370
– TRUMP’S 112
US 190
– AMERICAN 33
– AMERICA 24
– UNITED STATES 24
– AMERICANS 18
MICHAEL COHEN 83
BORDER 72
EMERGENCY 64
ELECTION 57
DEMOCRATS 52
– DEMOCRATIC 27
CLIMATE 45
VENEZUELA 45
AMAZON 42
POLICE 42
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO CORTEZ 40
NORTH CAROLINA 37
2020 37
CONGRESS 36
– CONGRESSIONAL 31
BERNIE SANDERS 35
HEALTH 35
PAKISTAN 34
CHINA 34
MAY 33
KIM JONG UN 33
REPUBLICAN 32
– REPUBLICANS 28
– GOP 21
ABUSE 30
– SEX ABUSE 13
– SEXUAL ABUSE 10
WHITE HOUSE 30
NATIONAL EMERGENCY 29
SUMMIT 29
NORTH KOREA 29
NUCLEAR 29
SAUDI 28
– SAUDI ARABIA 15
SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER 27
INVESTIGATION 26
NICOLAS MADURO 26
CALIFORNIA 26
EMERGENCY DECLARATION 25
RUSSIA 25
BORDER WALL 23
FRAUD 23
SEX 23
MARK HARRIS 22
GREEN 22
– GREEN NEW DEAL 15
ABORTION 22
TEACHERS 22
STRIKE 21
SHOOTING 21
CHICAGO 21
INDIA 21
BREXIT 21
CHURCH 21
SUPREME COURT 20
KRAFT 20
HEINZ 17
SENATE 17
MCCABE 16
VIRGINIA 16
GUN 16
WORKERS 16
CLIMATE CHANGE 15
HUAWEI 15
FLORIDA 15
UK 14
SYRIA 14
POPE 14
UBER 14
ILLINOIS 14
ISRAEL 14
FACEBOOK 13
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL 13
OAKLAND 12
FBI 12
MANAFORT 12
BUFFETT 12
BARR 12
IRAN 12
HOUSTON 11
NIGERIA 11
POMPEO 11
VIETNAM 11
SMOLLETT 11
SEC 11
KASHMIR 11
BANGLADESH 11
TESLA 11
CANADA 11
ROSENSTEIN 11
OBAMA 11
HAITI 10
EDUCATION 10
BERKSHIRE 10
UNITED NATIONS 10
WARREN BUFFETT 10
HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE 7
TRUMP KIM SUMMIT 6
[thanks to http://www.dcode.fr/compteur-expressions%5D
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