Jack beat me to the punch as he posted this on his facebook page yesterday. If you didn’t see it there, here’s my first videocast. Feedback is definitely desired. I know it’s long (although I hope you find it rewarding) and the cam is almost solely on Jack. I’ll be working on both issues. So, most future Halcasts will be pithier with (slightly) more dynamic video. Here’s what I especially like: the audio quality is very good and I think the video is surprisingly clean even though Jack was on an iPhone.
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(but it's required)Old-guard Repub cold-war nationalists r offended by T’s overseas behavior. And Dems just can’t help themselves in piling on. I guess I’m out of step w/both Dems/Repubs in this matter. For once Trump has a valid point. For decades(Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 04:54 AM)both RU & USA have been underhandedly interfering in ea other’s sphere of influence. We’ve both been at fault. So as far as moving on in spite it all, I agree w/Trump. Espec considering that RU hacking/meddling appears insignificant compared2 the Repub Gerrymandering of voting districts, their various voter suppression techniques, & their flood of corporate money 2buy politicians. Unlike Trump, I’d now move on by focusing heavily on blocking all such domestic/foreign hacking/meddling, instituting public campaign financing, & by using verifiable paper ballots.halginsberg(Friday, Jul 6. 2018 08:32 AM)For Shade – Thanks Shade for posting about Big Eddie. I was very sad to hear of his death yesterday. I never met him but he was my favorite progressive host and very underrated IMHO.Shade(Friday, Jul 6. 2018 04:57 AM)RIP Ed Schultz former KRXA host, dead 07/05/18 at age 64 from “natural causes”. Ed was a fellow devout Bernie backer, a fact that likely cost him his CNBC show. CNBC was AKA CDNC at the time, catering to corporate Dems. Now from what I hear, CNBC is simply “corporate”.KGO, the #1-rated SF Bay Area station for 32yrs, is perhaps only days away from returning 2a mostly “live & local” “News-Talk” format. I hope John Rothmann & Pat Thurston take prominent places in the line-up, though(Monday, Jul 2. 2018 08:38 AM)truthfully their synergy as a team makes4 the best show, one that I believe is worthy of national syndication (if only on YouTube & FreeSpeech TV). Perhaps Peter B can find a KGO gig too along w/other local podcasters. I really enjoy coming home2 PJC’s take on the day’s news, but podcasting makes him at best only min wage. Also SF noteworthy is the newly reformatted KKSF, which in June, switched from ESPN to Real Talk 910 AM progressive talk & currently exclusively plays/replays Thom Hartmann, Stephanie Miller (yuk), Norm Goldman, Clark Howard. https://goo.gl/1f3gk2Michael Cohen may be toying w/going down in history as the man that saved the country from Trump rather than doing serious time. To Trump, his fixer’s recent moves should be foreboding. Last week it was reported that Cohen is(Sunday, Jul 1. 2018 01:38 PM)switching from his current attorneys 2a new lawyer, Guy Petrillo, who prev was head of SDNY criminal division. This an indication Cohen is prepping2 cooperate w/Mueller & avoid a trial. Cohen also resigned his leadership position @ Repub Nat Committee in a lttr that criticized T’s immigration policies. Cohen then retweeted a photo of himself smiling w/self-appointed Trump investigator Tom Arnold in the Regency lobby where he lives. To me, this a hint to T that Cohen may sing unless he soon gets financial or other help & ultimately a pardon. https://goo.gl/oeSU12Sgade(Monday, Jun 25. 2018 03:17 AM)It’s worse than I thought. In 2017, Mother Jones chronicled the process of “expedited removal” that the govt had started using to achieve “swift deportations” WITHOUT AN APPEARANCE BEFORE AN IMMIGRATION JUDGE. Not only has Trump already expanded the timeframe & where the immigrant can be found, but HE NOW SUGGESTS THAT NO DUE PROCESS BE GIVEN TO PERHAPS MOST BEFORE THEY ARE DEPORTED.
https://goo.gl/YyK7PrComedian Tom Arnold after meeting with Michael Cohen: “This dude has all the tapes – this dude has everything” and Arnold is implying the two are teaming up to “take down” Trump. Arnold is said to have met with Cohen as part of a(Monday, Jun 25. 2018 02:26 AM)show he is working on for Vice, in which he searches for incriminating videos of the Pres. https://goo.gl/4V2mnj https://goo.gl/LBcGCf How ironic it would be if Tom Arnold, Roseanne’s ex-spouse, was the one that 1st publishes the dirt 2take Trump down. However, it makes little sense that Cohen would talk to Arnold instead of keeping his options open with Mueller or w/Trump for a pardon. Worse, we’d then get Pres Pence, perhaps for 8+ yrs.Trump on Sun advocated depriving undoc’d immigrants of their due-process rights, arguing that ppl who cross the border illegally r invaders & must be immed deported w/o trial or appearance b4 a judge. Under Obama, there was a(Monday, Jun 25. 2018 01:04 AM)policy of expedited removals, but this was reserved4 immigrants in the US >14days & found within 100mi of the border. Due process was still given. Now however we have T’s above statement combined w/a Feb 2017 memo from Homeland Security that expanded the expedited deport pool 2any illegal in the US >2yrs & w/o a location component. Should T’s idea get enacted, heaven help u if u r a non-English speaking immigrant legally here but your papers get stolen. Try2 convince the ICE agent. T’s human rights violations r only good if u r a Nazi invested in railcars.Court documents made public in VA & TXs give a glimpse of the systematic brutality being meted out to immigrant children in both public & private jails. Immigrants as young as 14yrs old are housed at detention centers &(Friday, Jun 22. 2018 04:49 AM)beaten while in handcuffs, stripped nude, drugged, & placed in cold solitary confinement cells for extended periods of time. https://goo.gl/7pxAip So it turns out Peter Fonda’s tweets stating that Barron Trump should be ripped from Melania & placed in cages w/pedophiles – though horrifically inappropriate – expressed equivalence to Trump’s family what now at times happens to young immigrants. Even children supposedly released to family sometimes instead experience abuse as little vetting b4 placement is done.Shade(Thursday, Jun 21. 2018 11:54 AM)Trump is using every executive trick he can muster to destroy Obamacare & thus take medical care from ppl who need it, but until yesterday he refused to apply the same type of executive authority to prevent children from being separated from their parents & put in animal cages at our borders. What a classist, racist, heartless, immoral SOB.The New York Times, Frank Bruni, Opinion Columnist(Wednesday, Jun 20. 2018 10:48 AM)The New York Times, Editorial: Watching President Trump blame Democrats for his administration’s inhumane practice of snatching immigrant children from their parents at the border evokes nothing so much as an abusive husband(Wednesday, Jun 20. 2018 10:39 AM)The UN’s top human rights official called 4the US to immed stop separating children from their families at the border. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein condemned the practice as govt-sanctioned child abuse, saying the thought that(Tuesday, Jun 19. 2018 12:02 PM)any state would seek 2deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable. http://goo.gl/wECUXu What SOBs Sessions & Trump are. Equally despicable r the party before country, donor-class b4 the ppl, bible-thumping Repub racists who now do nothing but Heil Trump. But resistance mounting. 600 members of the Methodist Church where Sessions worships signed a ltr Mon accusing JBS of child abuse/immorality/racial-discrimination & dissemination of doctrines contrary 2the estab stds of doctrines of the Methodist Church. http://goo.gl/5RL4rvThe State Dept has frozen all funding 4 the Syrian humanitarian group known as the White Helmets. And the T admin is also ending Temporary Protected Status for 57k Hondurans, thereby threatening deportation to highly vulnerable(Saturday, May 5. 2018 01:42 AM)ppl (as those w/ties 2the US r often targeted in Honduras). The announcement follows sim decisions 2 end TPS 4 almost 200k Salvadorans, 50k Haitians, 9k Nepalis, & smaller numbers of Nicaraguans & Sudanese. Heartless & disgraceful, it’s obviously cuz these refugees dont look Norwegian. I vote we deport an equal number of hand-picked Repub politicians instead – starting with T. They can have their choice – Honduras or to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
as inmates. https://goo.gl/9DPT7RA Brief History of Michael Cohen’s Criminal Ties.(Sunday, Apr 22. 2018 08:40 PM)From the Russian mob to money launderers, Trump’s personal attorney has long been a subject of interest to federal investigators. Sing Cohen, sing. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/michael-cohens-ties-to-russia-crime-and-trump-w518941The Michael Cohen case now shines light on Hannity’s property empire. “I’ve said many times on my radio show: I hate the stock market, I prefer real estate. Michael knows real estate” H said on TV. H’s chosen investment vehicle(Sunday, Apr 22. 2018 08:29 PM)is confirmed by public records reviewed by the Guardian. Hannity is linked 2a group of shell co(s) that spent at least $90m on >870 homes in 7states. Hannity’s atty didnt dispute Hannity owns them all. Dozens of the properties were bought cheap in 2013 after banks foreclosed on their prev owners & some w/support from HUD. Now let’s see how Cohen sings when it becomes clear TH&C’s investments relied on laundered RU mob money. https://goo.gl/BNVZdTThe Dem National Committee (finally) found its cojones & filed a lawsuit against the RU govt, the T campaign & WikiLeaks alleging a conspiracy 2help T win the 2016 election. The 66-page lawsuit claims that RU hacking,(Friday, Apr 20. 2018 10:28 PM)the T associates’ contacts with RU, & the public cheerleading by the campaign of the hacks amounted2 conspiracy 2interfere in the election & cause damage 2the Dem Party. If the lawsuit proceeds, T & his campaign aides could be forced2 submit2 depositions that require them 2answer questions under oath. https://goo.gl/Q7AphHShade(Tuesday, Apr 17. 2018 05:52 PM)Shade(Tuesday, Apr 17. 2018 05:45 PM)Stormy Daniels & her lawyer unveiled a forensic sketch of the man she said 7yrs ago threatened her unless she kept quiet re her affair with T. The two r offering a $100k reward 4info re this man. Find him & some very interesting doors re T’s past may become unlocked. T may end up extremely sorry that his atty cheaped out at $130k & that Stormy didn’t get placed on his TV show as promised. Stormy, who is no dummy, realizes the potential value of the story she became involved with. T may now pay dearly. https://goo.gl/ScgkGXComey is essentially the Repub that dared 2say: The emperor has no clothes! In his book, Comey links T’s impulses 2that of Family enforcers: “The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-vs-them(Monday, Apr 16. 2018 06:30 AM)worldview. The lying about all things, lrg & small in service 2some code of loyalty that puts the organization above morality & above the truth.” There’s a distinction between a friend of yours & a friend of ours, a Family ‘amica nostra’. T demands all that surround him be Family, else he fires them via Tweet & he berates them evermore. And T expects the American ppl 2believe his lies. T is ‘morally unfit to be President’. https://goo.gl/KnWiaB
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