Atreyu wrote:I never thought Trump would win the nomination. After his nomination, I thought there was no chance he could win. Now that he has won, I don't think there is any possible way he can avoid doing lasting damage to my country. Hoping to go three for three.
well there's reasons why the entire nation (including Trump) was shocked when he "won." I'll put it in quotes. There were at least four reasons:
1) and most importantly, he took the advice of fellow Nazi Nigel Farage who had recently pulled off the stunning Brexit vote against all odds, and hired a firm called "Cambridge Analytica" which was stolen psychometric research from a guy named Kosinski in Cambridge, who came up with the OCEAN model of five social factors found on Facebook profiles that accurately predict hundreds of things about people by their profiles (one reason to lock down your Facebook profile to Friends Only and minimize biographical data, which I have already done because I work for the gubmint. Trump only campaigned in 17 states, saving himself the money, because the Big Data models told him to win the electoral college despite what the rest of the nation does. So - no California, no Nevada, no New York...saving himself a bundle in advertising. He did almost no television advertising: it doesn't work. Big Data gave his volunteers, and his billionaire backers with unlimited funds, a map of every door to knock on in every district in those 17 states, and where to host rallies that would get his demographic. Angry white middle class men, angry conservative Latino immigrants who think the illegal immigrants should be burned in their boats, angry evangelical women, etc. And voting analysis shows Trump cleared the bar with much higher numbers - in those states - than Republicans in the last three elections. It wasn't about him: it was the Big Data psychometry. Reference: https://antidotezine.com/2017/01/22/trump-knows-you/
Just recently translated from the German original. This got noticed first in the EU, and has caused tremendous consternation. There is no "mass media" any longer, it's all "targeted media." Since I read this article I started blocking every ad that pops up for me on Twitter and FB and I've pared my public profile down even more.
2) Next most important: The formalized caging of votes (removing voters from registration rolls) in 30 states using a crude 'duplicate matching' of first and last names. The program, Interstate Cross-Check, started by Kris Kobach of Kansas Secretary of State fame, spread out from there and was offered to other Republican held state governors. First it was Kansas, then the midwest, then in 2015, Michigan and Pennsylvania joined Cross Check. Florida DROPPED it in 2004 because the governor, JEB Bush, realized it was an illegal voter suppression scheme. Reference: https://www.facebook.com/groups/11978605419/ Greg Palast, Investigative Journalism, and author/producer of "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy." His film was made 6 months before the election where he predicted Trump would steal the election just based on voter suppression alone.
3) The Comey Letter: right before the election, James Comey, FBI Director appointed by Obama in 2013 (and a Republican in Obama's "cabinet of rivals" notified Congress that he had reason to believe there were new emails to be reviewed from Hillary Clinton found on Anthony Weiner's laptop, which was seized in connection with the sex sting which caused him to lose his job in New York. Weiner's wife (ex now I believe) is Huma Abedin, Clinton's long-time aide. The laptop, we learn, was in FBI New York Office. Recent revelations indicate that Comey had to send that letter because the emails were planted there by the same Russian hackers we now know were involved in hacking the DNC and fiddling with John Podesta's emails. Comey had his staff work day and night to review the emails so that he could send a letter a few days later (only 3 days before the election) to say that no new evidence was found and his judgement that Hillary was free of criminal wrongdoing... but the damage was done.
Reference: https://formerf1doc.wordpress.com/2017/ ... lay-chess/ Dear Mr. Putin, Let's Play Chess. Additional information on how the Trump campaign coordinated with FSB agents is being gathered by Louise Mensch at the Guardian (UK) https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch
4) The DNC hack itself and the social media bot campaign by Russia, authorized at the top. Christopher Steele, a top Mi6 (International intelligence) spent years inside of the Soviet Union when it had the KGB operating (Putin was a mid-level KGB officer stationed in Petersburg then), and his dossier assembled on Trump - when leaked after the election (or when Trump was briefed and passed the information forward) has led to the arrest of four men in Russian Federation, and one shooting death of an FSB general. We are just learning this weeks later because it takes weeks for Russian news media that are critical of the regime to get the filtered and leaked-out witnesses to go on the record. Then the delay while Russian-English translators put it in "The Interpreter." So Putin is eliminating Steele's and MI6's assets in Russia. It is commonly believed by now that not only was Trump coordinating with Putin's spy agencies to gain and use hacked information to advantage himself, he also received considerable foreign financial support, not just during the campaign but going back decades. A Russian Mafia money laundering operation ran for years out of Trump Tower, but Trump himself was not then targeted in the NYC sting directly. He was fined, however, a record $92 million (the highest money-laundering fine ever levied) for laundering at the now-defunct Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Any wonder his casinos went out of business? they weren't meant to make money,they were designed to launder it.
So - four significant causes of Trump's completely unprecedented win, with a 100,000 vote margin in states with polling up to the minute and exit polling following the election indicated a 4 to 6 point win in the states which tipped the election to Trump. He sued to prevent recounts in PA, MI and WI because the recounters would of course examine those provisional ballots that didn't get counted, and the large number of broken voting machines in Detroit. Greg Palast estimates that in high minority precincts, between 1 and 2 million votes were lost, caged, stuffed or prevented by "broken vote tallying machines" in those three states alone, far beyond the margin of error of a Trump victory. Which is why hundreds of thousands of people are demonstrating everywhere, and even overseas, because as much of a wrong was done when George W. got to be president by Supreme Court decision (and stopping the recount... winning Florida and the presidency by 532 votes) the Trump victory was a clear and unambiguous theft.
And now we have a madman in the White House who is a racist, a white nationalist, and a Nazi. Psychiatrist Dr. Justin Frank, author of "Bush on the Couch" (said GWB was a megalomanic), "Obama on the Couch" (Obama is a people pleaser who was abandoned by his dad and mistreated by his mom and can't abide fistfights), did a "Trump on the Couch" interview with Thom Hartmann that will raise your hair. Highlights: extreme ADHD, probably can't read well, does not write at all, not even Twitter (he dictates tweets to someone who types them), does not use a computer or email, can't concentrate on anything for more than 5 minutes, and is an authoritarian personality, in the same class as Hitler and Stalin but without a plan.) Someone else will need to give him a plan. This is deeply worrying.
Reference: http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/1 ... ecember-16