“In a court filing this week, the DOJ argued that Donald Trump’s lawyers are causing “irreparable harm” by delaying the review of documents taken from Mar-a-Lago. The DOJ warned that the national security implications of the documents being at Mar-a-Lago is immense, and they need to look at what they have to make sure that secrets have not been revealed that could harm the nation. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.
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In a court filing this week, the United States department of justice argued to judge cannon the woman overseeing Donald Trump’s, uh, documents case, I guess we’ll call it. But the DOJ submitted a filing saying that the delay caused by this whole special master debacle is causing irreparable harm, not just to the investigation, but possibly to national security itself. So let me read you what was in this filing markings on the document signify that their unauthorized disclosure reasonably could be expected to result in damage to the national security, including exceptionally grave damage. Then they added, of course, that the delay in them being able to even go through them, the delays caused by this special master are causing irreparable harm. That is the phrase they use irreparable harm. And then they continued. Plaintiff has characterized the government’s criminal investigation as a document storage dispute or in overdue library book scenario in doing so plaintiff has not addressed the potential harms that could result from mishandling classified information or these strict requirements imposed by law for handling such materials.
So what the DOJ is trying to say is, judge, you either gotta throw out this special master ruling, which is total BS to begin with, or you at least have to let us continue to go through the documents as we wait on the special master to get set up. Because as we do know, right, these special master has been approved by the court, right? It’s like an 80 plus year old former judge appointed by Ronald Reagan. So we got this 80 year old man, that’s gonna be slowly going through documents. And the DOJ is like, we can’t have this because we have to go through them to know what we have. But more importantly, we have to know what we don’t have. Right? We have to know if any of these documents were shared with anybody else on this planet. We have to know if our national security is compromised.
And considering that there’s some nuclear documents in here, it’s probably best that we find that out sooner, rather than later, we have to make sure that none of our allies secrets have been leaked to their enemies. And I’m sure they would also like us to do that sooner rather than later. That’s what the DOJ is trying to argue here with judge cannon. Now, given the rulings we have seen from judge cannon so far, she’s probably not gonna side with the DOJ. It’s the whole reason they went to her to begin with. That’s the reason they’ve tried to get other cases in front of judge cannon because they know that she’s not good at what she does. And she’ll just side with whatever Donald Trump wants her to do. That’s what’s happening here. But the DOJ is absolutely right. We have no idea what kind
Of, of damage has been caused by Donald Trump. Having these documents. We have no idea whose eyeballs have been on them. We have no idea why Donald Trump even had ’em there in the first place. And those are answers that we will not get until the DOJ is allowed to actually go through those documents and give us those answers.”
“Recently, a group of young Muslims aggressively heckled a group protesting the death sentence of Iranian LGBTQ activists Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani and Elham Chobdar in Cologne, Germany. An Instagram video posted by veteran activist Maryam Namazie showed the angry youth shouting “Allahu Akbar” as the group tried to explain their intentions. In an interview with the Atheist Republic News Team, Namazie said she was about to give a speech when the incident happened. “I was holding an ‘Allah is a Woman’ sign,” she said. It was just one of the signs the protesters were holding, while most signs in the protests supported Zahra and Elham. “They saw the sign, and that’s when they started shouting ‘Allahu Akbar,’” Namazie explained. The caption of her video reads, “Let me repeat, they were not offended by two women being executed in Iran by an Islamic regime but by a sign.” Namazie saw beyond the hateful speech by the hecklers. “They were mixing [sexes], they were dressed in the western style, they were in the public spaces, and [one was] not wearing a hijab,” she described the group of young Muslims who heckled their protest. “For me, these are young people who are stuck in these positions, who obviously want to live the life they want but are held by identity politics and culturalism,” she said. She compared the realities of the two activists they are fighting for, Zahra and Elham, to that of the hecklers. “Dogma and hate were so strong it could have warped their minds,” she said. She said there are times that she gets mad with people that are unwilling to listen to opposing opinions. But this time, she did not feel anger towards them. “I find their reaction heartbreaking; it did not anger me; I felt heartbroken,” she said.
“Recorded on June 14 at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.
In 1970, Stanford professor Paul Ehrlich published a famous book, The Population Bomb, in which he described a disasterous future for humanity: “The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.” That prediction turned out to be very wrong, and in this interview American Enterprise Institute scholar Nicholas Eberstadt tells how we are in fact heading toward the opposite problem: not enough people. For decades now, many countries have been unable to sustain a #population replacement birth rate, including in Western Europe, South Korea, Japan, and, most ominously, China. The societal and social impacts of this phenomenon are vast. We discuss those with Eberstadt as well as some strategies to avoid them.
See…the thing about “America being so glorious”…is that it all depends on who you are, where you’re coming from, what your needs are, and whether those holding power accept or target you.
For a lot of us…this is an extremely different, absolutely terrible America…Because we’ve spent our lives being kicked, trampled and preyed upon by the very system itself…
Those born into a system that caters to them, have the luxury of being able to wear rose colored glasses…
…For others who are not allowed to fit in and thrive…who live under constant threat…America is a hell hole.
It’s not that complicated.
It’s only a mystery, to those who have their heads stuffed up their own rear ends.
The “glory of America” is a fantasy…Look a tiny bit behind the surface, and you’ll find out it is a damn dirty lie.
What to do about the national pessimism in the USA?…
For starters…how about we stop demonizing and othering each other, and stop treating each other like shit?…
…That would be a great starting point…
…Get all the self serving blood suckers out of government…That would also be a tremendous step forward.
…Make sure everybody has their basic needs met…That would definitely change most peoples perspectives.
Teach and employ critical thinking skills, empathy, kind social skills and charity.
Equally protect all demographics under the law…Bring all demographics into the process of creating, maintaining and abolishing laws.
You want people to have hope?…Do everything you can, to give them stability and security.
If you’re not on board with these things…then you are not serious when posing the question, of how to combat widespread despair.
And to end…Oh, Good Freaking Grief!…
…We finally have institutions who are trying [however imperfect it sometimes is] to infuse some level of humanity into the culture…and this bozo is calling it “forty years of poison”…acting like “his good kind” have had to endure “four decades” of living under the whip and heel of oppression…or some such bullshit…all because it is hoped they will be decent and tolerant?
…No…his short comment about “perversion” did not go unnoticed…
…What an asshole.
I had higher hopes for this conversation…The subject matter really is quite interesting…But, alas…I’m ending up sharing this, more for my response comments, than any substance in the video…What a shame.
The Hoover Institute…an unfortunately conservative organization, has this tendency to drag interesting conversations back down to shitty, often demonstrably wrong, conservative talking points…
…I’m not going to remove them from my database of content sources [I do use an RSS reader also]…but every time I see they’ve published something new, I pause and contemplate whether I want to invest the time in watching/listening/reading it…because they always pull the predictable out of their hat…and conservative talking points aren’t normally so clever…or honest.