Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 741, 15 May 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 741, 15 May 2019
Every Fortnight
Next Issue, 31 May 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
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FRONT PAGE – US POLICE & VIOLENCE, ABORTION, TRUMP, ISRAEL/PALESTINE, VENEZUELA & BOEING

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

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

POLICE, GUNS, VIOLENCE
1 May – Minneapolis Police Officer Convicted of Murder in Shooting of Australian Woman
2 May – Teacher caught on video kicking 5-year-old could face criminal charges
2 May – UNC Charlotte Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and 4 Wounded
4 May – Marital rape is no longer legal in Minnesota with new law
4 May – Minneapolis to Pay [a record] $20 Million to Family of Police Shooting Victim [victim was white and policeman was black]
6 May – Cory Booker unveils ‘the most sweeping gun violence prevention proposal’
6 May – People in Alabama Prisons Are Shackled to Buckets for Days on End
7 May – 15 inmate suicides that led to Alabama prison ruling on Saturday
7 May – Newly Unsealed Document Shows Cop Who Killed Oscar Grant Lied to Investigators
7 May – Iguana Thrown at Restaurant Manager Is Now in Protective Custody
8 May – 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at STEM school in Colorado; 2 suspects detained
8 May – There are currently nearly half a million people — not yet convicted of any crime — languishing in jails across the US
9 May – “Everybody gets death threats” [including lawmakers] – Jesse Watters host of Fox News’ The Five
9 May – Man shot and killed on roof in [Riverview, a suburb of Tampa] Florida after co-worker accidentally fires gun exiting truck
9 May – More than 1,000 guns seized from a home in upscale neighborhood of LA
9 May – Southwest Border Apprehensions Surpass 100,000 For Second Consecutive Month
10 May – Sister: 9-year-old boy accused of killing mom just ‘snapped’
14 May – Community Outraged After Police Shoot 3 Children in the Head
15 May – San Francisco [& its police] Bans Facial Recognition Technology

ABORTION
2 May – Alabama Dem opposing abortion bill: ‘Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later’
2 May – Alabama passes bill that would make abortion a felony with potential 99-year prison sentence
3 May – Americans reject ‘heartbeat’ abortion bans once they learn the truth about them
7 May – Georgia governor just signed a near-total abortion ban into law
8 May – Georgia Just Criminalized Abortion – Women Who Terminate Their Pregnancies Would Receive Life in Prison
9 May – As States Race to Limit Abortions, Alabama Goes Further, Seeking to Outlaw Most of Them
14 May – Should 11-Year-Old Girls Have to Bear Their Rapists’ Babies? Ohio Says Yes
15 May – Alabama Senate passes near-total abortion ban
15 May – Alabama’s bill to impose a total abortion ban, passed by the male-dominated state Senate on Tuesday night, is so extreme that in some cases, it would impose harsher penalties on doctors who perform the procedure than those who actually commit rape or incest
15 May – Important reminder: Access to safe, legal abortion is still available in all 50 states

TRUMP
1 May – CNN Poll: With Mueller investigation over, Trump approval at 43%
1 May – Mueller Objected to Barr’s Description of Russia Investigation’s Findings on Trump
2 May – Deutsche Bank, Trump, Russia, Saudi Arabia: What’s the Connection
3 May – Emails Show Trump Administration Had No Plan to Track and Reunite Separated Families
8 May – Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses
8 May – Trump Admits to Dodging Taxes for “Sport”
11 May – McGahn [Former White House counsel] rebuffed request to say Trump did not obstruct justice
13 May – “Trade wars are good, and easy to win” – Trump
13 May – Trump urges Americans not to buy from American companies because of his own tariffs

EXTREME RIGHT
3 May – Facebook Bars Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan and Others From Its Services
4 May – Trump tweets support for far-right figures banned by Facebook
9 May – As Far Right Rises, a Battle Over Security Agencies Grows [Austria & elsewhere]
10 May – Facebook co-founder [Chris Hughes] calls for breakup of social media giant
10 May – Missouri lawmakers hear testimony from anti-gay activist [Ron Calzone] touting God-given duty to discriminate
10 May – On April 29, Popular Information identified hundreds of Trump campaign ads running on Facebook that were false – The ads claimed that Democrats want to repeal the Second Amendment
13 May – New Zealand Seeks Global Support for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

POLITICS
1 May – Democrats demand Barr step down after misleading Mueller report comments [and lying to Congress]
4 May – A parody website with embarrassing photos of Joe Biden is outranking his official campaign page on Google
4 May – Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, left, laughs with Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., right, after Cohen arrived with a bucket of fried chicken and a prop chicken because Attorney General William Barr did not appear before the committee as requested
6 May – House moves to hold William Barr in contempt of Congress
10 May – A Strategy Emerges to Counter House Democrats: Dare Them to Impeach
10 May – ALEC Wants to Make Protest Illegal in Illinois
15 May – British General [Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika] Says No Evidence of “Increased Threat” From Iran [he remembers Bush-Cheney’s WMD in Iraq]

CORRUPTION, BAD MOVES
2 May – LA’s Elite on Edge as Prosecutors Pursue More Parents in Admissions Scandal
3 May – Top Executives of Insys, an Opioid Company, Are Found Guilty of Racketeering
10 May – Delta tells nonunion workers they should just buy video games instead of joining a union
11 May – Sex Toy Award Is Restored by Trade Show After an Outcry Over Sexism
11 May – Typo on Millions of Australian Bank Notes (Chris)
12 May – Generic Drugmakers Conspired to Inflate Prices Up to 1,000%, State Prosecutors Say
14 May – Exxon predicted in 1982 exactly how high global carbon emissions would be today

ISRAEL/PALESTINE
4 May – Israeli Law Silences and Punishes Critics and Human Rights Workers
5 May – Militants in Gaza fired more than 400 rockets into southern Israel overnight Saturday, killing one Israeli man, as the Israeli military jets struck
14 May – Israeli Firm [NSO Group] Tied to Tool That Uses WhatsApp Flaw to Spy on [human rights] Activists

BOEING
6 May – Boeing Believed a 737 Max Warning Light Was Standard – It Wasn’t
6 May – Boeing knew about problems with the 737 Max the year before Lion Air crash and did nothing about them
15 May – Before Ethiopian Crash, Boeing Resisted Pilots’ Calls for Aggressive Steps on 737 Max

VENEZUELA
5 May – ‘Need more soldiers’ [or more Trump support]: Venezuela’s Guaidó says opposition overestimated military support before failed uprising
9 May – Corporate News Outlets Continue – Sloppily – to Support ‘Coup’ in Venezuela
12 May – Juan Guaidó Makes Open Plea for US Military Coordination in Venezuela

DIVERSE
1 May – Washington Passes Bill to Become First State to Compost Human Bodies
3 May – Brexit Backlash in UK Local Elections as Main Parties Lose Seats
3 May – Pentagon Survey Finds a Surge in Sexual Assaults in the Ranks
8 May – Iran Says It Will Stop Complying With Some Parts of Nuclear Deal
14 May – Training Program for Afghan Pilots in US Ends After Nearly Half Go AWOL

The previous issue’s themes were: EXTREME RIGHT; POLITICS; COPS, GUNS; TRUMP; and DIVERSE.

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

3 May – In America, no one is above the law – except the president and everyone who does wrong in his name /NYT

9 May – “Everybody gets death threats” [including lawmakers]- Jesse Watters host of Fox News’ The Five /ThinkProgress

12 May – Trump Said He Would Tame Rogue Nations – Now They Are Challenging Him /NYT

13 May – “Trade wars are good, and easy to win” – Trump

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. 740, 30 April 2019) were: Trump (454X), US (208X), Report (163X, as in Mueller Report – 75X), House (102X, as in House of Representatives), Sri Lanka (77X), UN (76X), Fire (68X, as in Notre Dame fire), Democrats (65X), Bernie Sanders (58X), 2020 Election (58X), and Joe Biden (55X).

Based on the Word Count below of this N. 741, 15 May 2019, issue of ISP, and at a very general level, the major topics for the first fortnight of May 2019 are: Trump (463X), US (234X), House (129X, uncludng House of Representatives); China (91X), Barr (83X), Democrats (81X), Mueller 80X), UN (72X), Iran (70X), Climate (66X), Biden (60X), Uber (59X), and Abortion (55X).

WORD COUNT

TRUMP 463
US 234 (UNITED STATES 34; AMERICAN 37)
HOUSE 129 (including House of Representatives)
CHINA 91 (CHINESE 22)
BARR 83 (ATTORNEY GENERAL 47; WILLIAM BARR 21)
DEMOCRATS 81 (DEMOCRATIC 42)
MUELLER 80 (MUELLER REPORT 32; SPECIAL COUNSEL 23)
UN 72
IRAN 70
CLIMATE 66 (CLIMATE CHANGE 33)
BIDEN 60 (JOE BIDEN 26)
UBER 59
ABORTION 55
SCHOOL 55
SENATE 51
WHITE HOUSE 49
CONGRESS 47
POLICE 47
FACEBOOK 45
VENEZUELA 44
ELECTION 40
TAX 39
SHOOTING 37
VIOLENCE 37
FLORIDA 36
BORDER 35
ALABAMA 34
TRADE WAR 33
TARIFFS 33
BUTTIGIEG 29
NORTH KOREA 27
RUSSIA 26
LYFT 26
GAZA 26
REPUBLICAN 25
POMPEO 24
AMAZON 23
BOEING 23
MADURO 22
AMERICA 22
VENEZUELAN 21
CAROLINA 21
PELOSI 20

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

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 740, 30 April 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 740, 30 April 2019
Every Fortnight
Next Issue, 30 April 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 – US EXTREME RIGHT, MUELLER REPORT FALLOUT, COPS, GUNS & TRUMP

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

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

EXTREME RIGHT
16 Apr – A Dangerous Hate Campaign Is Ramping Up Against Ilhan Omar
16 Apr – ‘White Power’ Symbol Was Found at Site of [Highlander Research and Education Center] Fire, Civil Rights Center Says
18 Apr – Coast Guard Officer Isn’t Facing Terrorism Charges, Attorney Says
19 Apr – Militia in New Mexico Detains Asylum Seekers at Gunpoint
23 Apr – Militia patrolling US border was allegedly training to kill Hillary Clinton, George Soros
24 Apr – New Zealand and France to Seek Pact Blocking Extreme Online Content
24 Apr – Right-Wing Legislator [Washington State Rep. Matt Shea] Offered to Help Enact Violence Against Constituents
26 Apr – Federal judge [in Maryland] says Coast Guard officer [Christopher Hasson] accused of terror attack plot will be released from detention
26 Apr – NRA Beset by Infighting Over Whether It Has Strayed Too Far
27 Apr – Sunnyvale – US man rammed car into pedestrians thinking they were Muslim
29 Apr – Attacks on places of worship share one central theme [replacement conspiracy]
30 Apr – Blackwater founder’s latest sales pitch – mercenaries for Venezuela [Nicaragua, Reagan & Contras all over again]

POLITICS
16 Apr – Fox News town hall audience erupts in cheers when asked if they want single-payer
17 Apr – International Criminal Court Drops Probe Into US War Crimes in Afghanistan [US lack of cooperation]
18 Apr – In dramatic shift from previous elections, Democratic presidential candidates call for dedicated climate debate
18 Apr – Read the redacted Mueller report – The Justice Department on Thursday released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Attorney General William Barr
19 Apr – Mueller had everything he needed to charge Trump with obstruction, but didn’t
22 Apr – Mueller’s slam dunk – There are two schools of thought [on impeaching Donald Trump]
23 Apr – States Are Trying to Stop Cities From Raising Minimum Wage [28 states have such laws]
24 Apr – Blue States Are Banding Together to Sidestep the Electoral College [National Popular Vote Compact]
25 Apr – 14 States Still Have Laws Meant to Limit Poor Families’ Sizes
25 Apr – Biden makes it official: He’s running for president in 2020
26 Apr – Joe Biden Expresses Regret to Anita Hill, but She Says ‘I’m Sorry’ Is Not Enough
26 Apr – Measles quarantine issued at two California universities
26 Apr – States Weigh Banning a Widely Used Pesticide [chlorpyrifos] Even Though EPA Won’t
27 Apr – FBI Warns of Russian Interference in 2020 Race and Boosts Counterintelligence Operations
30 Apr – Measles Cases Surpass 700 as Outbreak Continues Unabated

COPS, GUNS
16 Apr – ICE has second thoughts about deporting the widower of fallen war veteran
16 Apr – Officer Who Used Gun Instead of Taser Won’t Face Charges for Shooting Unarmed Man
18 Apr – NY Courts: ICE Arrests in Courts Need Judicial Warrant
18 Apr – Officer Attack on Teen Reignites National Debate on Cops in Schools
18 Apr – Why Did José Ibarra Bucio Die in a Coma, Handcuffed to a Bed [by ICE]
19 Apr – Four Prisoners Dead in Six Weeks: The Crisis Unfolding in San Diego County Jails
20 Apr – 20 Years After Columbine, Fed’s Background Checks Haven’t Stopped Mass Shootings
21 Apr – 5-year-old Michigan boy calls 911 asking for McDonald’s, officer picks up order
23 Apr – 20 Years On, the Background Check System Continues to Miss Dangerous Gun Buyers
24 Apr – Student Slaps Apple With $1 Billion Suit, Blames Facial Recognition Software For False Arrest
26 Apr – Ex-cop: Saw woman at window, fired ‘to stop threat’
28 Apr – Guantánamo Bay as Nursing Home: Military Envisions Hospice Care as Terrorism Suspects Age
29 Apr – Seven people are shot near a Baltimore church

TRUMP
16 Apr – Trump Advisers Consider Putting Military in Charge of Detention Camps
17 Apr – [Trump’s Attorney General] Barr has a history of misleading Congress
17 Apr – Barr issues order detained asylum seekers can be jail indefinitely
17 Apr – On Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr reversed a Justice Department ruling that allowed asylum seekers to be released on bond, making it possible to detain them indefinitely
17 Apr – Trump Blocks US From Appointing Anyone to UN Committee on Racism
24 Apr – Iowa’s longest-serving GOP lawmaker [Andy McKean] joins the Democrats because of Trump
24 Apr – Trump’s embattled Fed nominees [Herman Cain, Stephen Moore] – Trump’s nominees to the Federal Reserve Board are further proof that Trump’s “only the best people” mantra is complete nonsense
24 Apr – UN waters down resolution on sexual violence after threat of US veto
25 Apr – Trump campaign running hundreds of new ads that violate Facebook’s rules – Facebook does not seem to be doing anything to stop them
27 Apr – Donald Trump to withdraw US from Arms Trade Treaty
30 Apr – Jennifer Rubin: Pelosi is right. People don’t want Trump impeached. They just want him gone
30 Apr – The Mueller Report, Alfa Bank, and the Deep State – The Deep State, and stories of a mysterious computer back channel between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, one of Russia’s largest private banks, whose leaders are close to Putin, by Peter Dale Scott

DIVERSE
17 Apr – After Legalization of Gangs, Ecuador’s Murder Rate Dropped 400%
20 Apr – Lyra McKee, Northern Ireland Journalist, Is Killed in ‘Terrorist Incident,’ Police Say
21 Apr – Sri Lanka bomb attacks strike churches and hotels
22 Apr – Sri Lanka Suicide Bombings Targeting Christians Kill Hundreds
22 Apr – Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide
23 Apr – Climate change has worsened global economic inequality
24 Apr – Northern Ireland: New IRA admits responsibility for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee
27 Apr – PepsiCo sues four Indian farmers for using its patented Lay’s potatoes
29 Apr – Boeing waited until after Lion Air crash to tell Southwest safety alert was turned off on 737 Max
29 Apr – Nearly 300 ballot counters die of exhaustion in Indonesia elections [ad it’s called a “democracy”]
29 Apr – The last three years have not been good for Facebook – Things started going off the rails after the 2016 election when people discovered that Facebook let its platform be used to disseminate pro-Trump misinformation
30 Apr – Boeing CEO says 737 Max was designed properly and pilots did not ‘completely’ follow procedure [and pay for saftey options]
30 Apr – Israel’s Nation-State Law to Unleash ‘Deepening Apartheid’

The previous issue’s themes were: TRUMP; DOMESTIC POLITICS; EXTREME RIGHT; COPS, GUNS & BLACKS; and ISRAEL/PALESTINE;

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

18 Apr – “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked” – President Trump (on the naming of a Special Councel)

19 Apr – Trump [on the Mueller report] from “total exoneration” to “total bullshit”

21 Apr – “I Do Not Remember” – Trump, on about any of his dealings

22 Apr – “There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians” – Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani

23 Apr – There’s a Bigger Prize than Impeachment – Keeping Trump in office will destroy the Republican Party – NYT

24 Apr – “Women are sooo malleable! No wonder there’s a gender gap” – Trump Fed nominee Stephen Moore

29 Apr – The Boeing 737 Max crashes show that “deteriorating pilot skills” may push airlines to favor Airbus [but not “deteriorating” Boeing business practices] – Business Insider Experts

29 Apr – The Last Time There Was This Much CO2, Trees Grew at the South Pole – Truthout

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 739, 15 April 2019) were: Trump (443X), US (172X), House (105X, as in House of Representatives), Tax (68X), Democrats (66X), May (63X, as in Theresa May), UN (62X), Health (58X, as in Health Care), Alex Jones (54X), Border (52X), Mueller (51X), Brexit (51X) and Ilhan Omar (50X).

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. 740, 30 April 2019, issue of ISP, and at a very general level, the major topics for the second fortnight of April 2019 are: Trump (454X), US (208X), Report (163X, as in Mueller Report – 75X), House (102X, as in House of Representatives), Sri Lanka (77X), UN (76X), Fire (68X, as in Notre Dame fire), Democrats (65X), Bernie Sanders (58X), 2020 Election (58X), and Joe Biden (55X).

WORD COUNT

TRUMP 454 (TRUMP ADMINISTRATION – 39)
US 208
REPORT 163 (MUELLER REPORT – 75)
MUELLER 153 (Special Counsel Robert Mueller)
HOUSE 102
SRI LANKA 77
UN 76
FIRE 68 (NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL – 71)
DEMOCRATS 65 (DEMOCRATIC – 55)
SANDERS 58 (BERNIE SANDERS – 31)
ELECTION 57
2020 56
BIDEN 55 (Former Vice President Joe Biden)
CONGRESS 51
POLICE 50
WHITE HOUSE 47
HEALTH 47 (HEALTH CARE – 19)
BARR 43 (Attorney General William Barr)
CALIFORNIA 40
BORDER 40
AMERICAN 38
RUSSIA 38
BLACK 37
VIOLENCE 37
KOREA 36 (NORTH KOREA – 32)
IMPEACHMENT 34
FACEBOOK 34
KIM JONG UN 30
IMMIGRATION 29
ABORTION 29
MIGRANTS 28
MEXICO 27
CHINA 27
PARIS 27
SUPREME COURT 26
RUSSIAN 26
IRAN 26
JONG 24
ASYLUM 23
CLIMATE CHANGE 23
FRANCE 23
BOEING 23
AMERICANS 21
FBI 21
CENSUS 20
BUTTIGIEG 20 (Pete Buttigieg)
REPUBLICAN 19
DEUTSCHE BANK 18
ILHAN OMAR 16
737 MAX 15
ASYLUM SEEKERS 15
LORI LOUGHLIN 14
ELIZABETH WARREN 14
NORTHERN IRELAND 13
WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS 10
GREEN NEW DEAL 9
UNITED CONSTITUTIONAL PATRIOTS 8

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

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INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 739, 15 April 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 739, 15 April 2019
Every Fortnight
Next Issue, 30 April 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 – TRUMP TANTRUMS, JOE BIDEN, ALEX JONES, MUELLER REPORT & BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

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

(Summary version on request)

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 738, 31 March 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 738, 31 March 2019
Every Fortnight
Next Issue, 15 April 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 – TRUMP’S VETO, POLICE LAWLESSNESS, NEW ZEALAND MASSACRE, BOEING

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

Major topics and events of the second fortnight of March 2019 include the following:
(summary copy on request)

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

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

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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

Full issue exceptionally available free on request.

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

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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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INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 735, 15 February 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 735, 15 February 2019
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FRONT PAGE – TRUMP FROM SHUTDOWN TO WALL EMERGENCY, STATES RESIST, VENEZUELA, ISRAEL/PALESTINE

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

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

BEST (by theme and in chronological order)

TRUMP
1 Feb – US withdraws from landmark nuclear arms control treaty
3 Feb – Undocumented Workers Lose Their Jobs at Yet another Trump Property
5 Feb – Trump Inaugural Committee Ordered to Hand over Documents to Federal Investigators [possible illegal foreign donations]
8 Feb – Trump cornered on border wall – The president doesn’t have GOP support to go through another shutdown or declare a national emergency
9 Feb – “A Substantial Ripple Effect” [Shutdown – 10 air traffic controllers decided to stay home]
9 Feb – Anticipating another Trump Shutdown, Airport Workers Plan Mass Protests
10 Feb – Unprecedented Spending by Outside Groups Already Fueling Trump’s 2020 Bid
12 Feb – Trump: Democrats want criminals in the US [GOP wants them in the White House]
13 Feb – So why did Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) mislead the American people when he recently said that “we don’t have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia”
13 Feb – Ilhan Omar Calls Out Trump Over His History Of Anti-Semitism, Xenophobia
13 Feb – Rep. Omar fires back after Trump calls for her resignation: “You have trafficked in hate your whole life”
14 Feb – Manafort bombshell deepens mystery in Russia probe
14 Feb – McConnell Confirms Trump Will Declare National Emergency to Build Wall
15 Feb – “I didn’t need to do this” – President Trump moments after declaring a national emergency
15 Feb – A Trump-Made Emergency, By THE EDITORIAL BOARD [NYT] – The president decides that fulfilling a campaign promise is more important than respecting the separation of powers
15 Feb – Following national emergency announcement, Trump goes golfing

WASHINGTON POLITICS
4 Feb – High-profile Muslims have a right not to expect an inquisition
4 Feb – Members of Congress invite immigrants to State of the Union in rebuke of Trump’s abusive policies
7 Feb – New Mexico Governor Pulls National Guard From Border, Citing A ‘Charade’ At Federal Level
8 Feb – 83,000 Invalid Florida Votes Eclipsed Margin in Governor’s Race
8 Feb – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invented a ‘corruption game’ to slam lax government ethics laws during a viral oversight committee hearing
8 Feb – It only took four months on the Supreme Court for Brett Kavanaugh to declare war on Roe v. Wade
8 Feb – Liberal Democrats Formally Call for a ‘Green New Deal,’ Giving Substance to a Rallying Cry
9 Feb – Elizabeth Warren announced her bid for the presidency today – Elizabeth Warren Is Not a Socialist, But She Still Makes Wall Street Squirm
9 Feb – Exclusive Podcast with Top Democrat: No Chance for Sweeping Gun Laws
11 Feb – California governor to order National Guard troops back from border with Mexico
12 Feb – California – Newsom Declares Border Crisis ‘Political Theater’ and Withdraws Troops
12 Feb – Come on, lawmakers – Not another shutdown
14 Feb – Ocasio-Cortez Cheers after Amazon Scraps Planned New York Campus

COPS, SPIES & PRISONS
5 Feb – US Prisons Are Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints [for blanket telephone surveillance]
6 Feb – Alabama Police Officer Will Not Be Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Mistaken Gunman
6 Feb – In an effort to “expose immigration fraud,” the Department of Homeland Security created a fake university to lure international students to apply
10 Feb – Cities across US Are Stripping Homeless People of Their Autonomy [“conservatorship” & “guardianship” laws]
14 Feb – The Real ‘Land of Unrealities’ [CIA media ops & fake news]
14 Feb – Turns Out There Were Two Separate CIA Torture Programs
15 Feb – Portland police accused of ‘collusion’ with far-right group Patriot Prayer
15 Feb – Shocker: ‘Washington Post’ Publishes Nuanced Article about RFK Assassination
15 Feb – US citizens [two women] sue Customs and Border Protection, alleging they were illegally detained [for speaking Spanish]

VENEZUELA
3 Feb – Trump Says Sending US Troops to Venezuela Is “An Option” [while pulling them out of ongoing wars in Syria and Afghanistan]
5 Feb – Both Venezuela’s Opposition and US Reject Peaceful Negotiations
5 Feb – ‘This Is Not the Time for Dialogue,’ Says Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó
6 Feb – Guterres says UN will remain neutral in Venezuelan leadership crisis
7 Feb – In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup
8 Feb – Venezuela – US To Allow Juan Guaidó to Establish Citgo Board
14 Feb – Ilhan Omar Grills Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams on US-Backed Genocide

ISRAEL/PALESTINE
1 Feb – Rep. Ilhan Omar targets Israel again, compares Jewish state to US South during segregation
10 Feb – Israel fights BDS movement as pro-Palestinian campaign gains global support
11 Feb – Ilhan Omar’s Criticism of Israeli Lobby and AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic

DIVERS
1 Feb – Russia’s Playbook for Social Media Disinformation Has Gone Global
3 Feb – The United Arab Emirates is projecting itself as a leader of inter-communal and inter-faith harmony with the first ever visit by a Catholic pope to the Gulf and an inter-faith conference that is as much about dialogue as it is about absolute political control
8 Feb – How Russia infiltrated the world of American religious-right filmmaking [role of Alexey Komov]
13 Feb – Apple and Google urged to remove Saudi app that tracks women
15 Feb – European Commission put Saudi Arabia on ‘dirty money’ list
15 Feb – Facebook Settlement with FTC Could Run Into the Billions
15 Feb – The World Is Getting Greener

The previous issue’s themes were: DOMESTIC POLITICS, TRUMP, ISRAEL / PALESTINE, HEALTH, COPS & SPIES, VENEZUELA, ENVIRONMENT and BREXIT.

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

2 Feb – Trump: Pelosi is “very bad for our country” /Hill
6 Feb – “The bureaucracy’s indifference to the President’s objections is remarkable” /Secrecy News
8 Feb – Jerrold Nadler (D, NY-10): “The time for this administration to postpone accountability is over”
12 Feb – It’s not just Mexico that isn’t paying for the wall – Congress isn’t either /CNN
12 Feb – Come on, lawmakers – Not another shutdown /WP
12 Feb – Trump: Democrats want criminals in the US [GOP wants them in the White House] /Hill
15 Feb – Following national emergency announcement, Trump goes golfing /ThinkProgress
15 Feb – “I didn’t need to do this” – President Trump moments after declaring a national emergency /ThinkProgress

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 734, 31 January 2019) were: Trump (528X), US (257X), Shutdown (181X), Border (90X), House (88X, White House 37X, The House 18X), Democrats (75X), Venezuela (69X), Brexit (63X), Pelosi (63X), Congress (55X), Ocasio Cortez (52), China (52X), Maduro (42X), Mueller (42X), and State of the Union (40X).

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 735 issue for the first fortnight of February 2019 are: TRUMP (445X), US (215X), BORDER (114X), HOUSE (88X), DEMOCRATS (87X), VIRGINIA (83X), UN (76X), VENEZUELA (70X), SHUTDOWN (57X), ALEXANDRIA CORTEZ OCASIO (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).

WORD COUNT

TRUMP 445
– TRUMP’S 112
US 215
– UNITED STATES 21
BORDER 114
– BORDER WALL 22
– BORDER SECURITY 19
DEAL 112
– BORDER DEAL 11
HOUSE 88
DEMOCRATS 87
– DEMOCRATIC 59
VIRGINIA 83
– VIRGINIA’S 13
UN 76
VENEZUELA 70
– VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO 36
– VENEZUELAN 23
– JUAN GUAIDO 16
SHUTDOWN 57
– GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN 21
ALEXANDRIA CORTEZ OCASIO 57
STATE OF THE UNION 50
IRAN 50
EMERGENCY 50
– NATIONAL EMERGENCY 35
CLIMATE 49
RALPH NORTHAM 48
WASHINGTON 47
ILHAN OMAR 46
GREEN 45
– GREEN NEW DEAL 43
AMERICAN 43
– AMERICA 24
– AMERICANS 24
AMAZON 41
JUSTIN FAIRFAX 38
BLACK 37
MEXICO 36
CONGRESS 36
ABORTION 34
2020 34
RUSSIA 33
SENATE 32
HEALTH 32
SEXUAL 31
– SEXUAL ASSAULT 27
POLICE 31
TAX 30
CHINA 30
MEDIA 30
ELECTION 28
TRADE 28
JUSTIN 28
INTELLIGENCE 28
REPUBLICANS 28
CALIFORNIA 24
JUSTICE 24
ELIZABETH WARREN 24
SAUDI 23
THE HOUSE 22
RACIST 22
ICE 22
IMMIGRATION 22
NANCY PELOSI 22
NUCLEAR 22
LOUISIANA 21
– LOUISIANA ABORTION LAW 12
NICOLAS 21
RUSSIAN 21
REPUBLICAN 21
BLACKFACE 21
SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER 20
STACEY ABRAMS 20
MITCH MCCONNELL 20
JEFF BEZOS 20
WHITE HOUSE 19
SUPREME COURT 19
AFGHANISTAN 18
CLIMATE CHANGE 17
INDIA 16
BREXIT 16
TEACHERS 15
JOAQUIN EL CHAPO GUZMAN 14
SEATTLE 14
ISRAEL 14
KOREA 14
TESLA 12
TALIBAN 12
BRITISH 12
JAPAN 11
KHASHOGGI 11
ISIS 11
SANDERS 11
EMERGENCY DECLARATION 11
POPE FRANCIS 10
NATIONAL GUARD 10
VIETNAM 10
RACISM 10
YEMEN 10
KIM JONG UN 8

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

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