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Mike 03

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He should be prepared to cite authorities when he goes low, if he must.

If accused of cognitive decline, Biden must be prepared to discuss Trump's mental state. There are dozens of highly respected psychiatrists who have gone on record. There is an entire organization called "Duty to Warn" that is devoted completely to this subject, and four or five books that I'm aware of. He should recommend people watch the documentary #UNFIT.

If Trump brings up drug use, Biden should cite reports from Noel Casler that Trump abuses drugs. Casler was on the set of The Apprentice and claims to have current sources on this.

Thanks to recent government reports, he can actually NAME THE INDIVIDUAL who is funneling Kremlin disinformation to Giuliani and Senator Johnson. He can turn this around and accuse the Trump campaign of aiding Putin in trying to destroy American democracy.

Excellent post. One of the many shocking aspects of Woodward's new book

are the chapters in which interviews with Trump are transcribed verbatim (punctuated by observations from Woodward). The repetition and chaotic flights from subject to subject, then returning to whatever Trump's current obsession is, are stark. For some reason, it's more disturbing to read the words than to hear him speak, something which others have noticed when we have seen portions of his speeches transcribed here in DU posts.

I'm more worried about the period of time "before he loses"

This post scares the crap out of me:


Whenever Ross's name comes up I like to remind people of the 2017 Forbes expose:

If even half of the accusations are legitimate, the current United States secretary of commerce could rank among the biggest grifters in American history.

New Details About Wilbur Ross’ Business Point To Pattern Of Grifting


The Case Of Wilbur Ross' Phantom $2 Billion


Remember this from April: "I don't care about any of that"

“I told Jared that if Trump won a second term, he wouldn’t have to worry about running again and you can really help people. Jared just looked at me and said, ‘I don’t care about any of that,’ ” the executive told the outlet.

Later, the executive added: “I wanted to tell Jared you don’t say that part out loud, even in private.”


Yes, or at least early on:

1. Trashing our NATO allies
2. Helsinki, where he genuflected to Putin
3. Pulling us out of the Paris Accords
4. His abusive phone calls to Merkel and Theresa May
5. The way he comported himself at the G7, G20, United Nations and NATO meetings
6. Absurd threats to impose tariffs on our closest allies (UK, France, Canada, Japan, South Korea and others) on everything from wine to steel, or force them to pay fines to cover the cost of our troops being stationed there.

(and many more humiliations)

The world has been onto him for a long time.

New article names doctor in ICE/hysterectomy scandal (NBC via Yahoo News)

Lawyers allege abuse of migrant women by gynecologist for Georgia ICE detention center
NBC News
Julia Ainsley and Jacob Soboroff and Daniella Silva
NBC News•September 15, 2020

WASHINGTON -- A nurse who worked at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Irwin County, Georgia and four lawyers representing clients there are claiming that immigrant women are routinely being sent to a gynecologist who has left them bruised and performed unnecessary procedures, including hysterectomies.

The doctor, who three lawyers identified as Dr. Mahendra Amin, practicing in Douglas, Georgia, has continued to see women from the Irwin County Detention Center for the past several years despite complaints from his patients.

Amin was the subject of a Justice Department investigation in 2015 for making false claims to Medicaid and Medicare. As a result, he and other doctors involved paid $525,000 in a civil settlement, according to the Justice Department.

The lawyers identified the doctor after a whistleblower complaint to the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security was filed by Dawn Wooten, who worked as a nurse inside the facility. She said in there complaint that detainees were not getting COVID-19 tests and other needed medical care.

Wooten worked full time as a licensed practical nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, until being demoted in July.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/nurse-questions-medical-care-operations-122005045.html

It seems to be this person:

Dr. Mahendra G. Amin MD
Douglas, GA
Specialty / Subspecialties: Obstetrics & Gynecology / General Obstetrics & Gynecology


This story is so disturbing...

For what it's worth: Found this article that gave me (some) pause about Brian Murphy

Miles Taylor takes issue with some of Murphy's claims.

The Latest Trump Whistle-Blower Merits Some Skepticism
A former administration official who has since endorsed Joe Biden has a few questions about the allegations.


Murphy also claims he was transferred out of his job in the aftermath of complaints to other senior officials that he was being ordered to “manipulate intelligence for political reasons.” Murphy actually lost his job in the aftermath of a Washington Post story that his office was compiling intelligence reports on journalists covering the riots in Portland, Oregon. This was the reason for his demotion Murphy was given at the time by acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf. Murphy’s whistle-blower complaint acknowledges the Post story but says it was “flawed” or “completely erroneous.”

Murphy also says that he was pressured to produce intelligence analysis of riots this summer to cohere with Trump’s view that the violence was organized by antifa radicals. “Mr. Murphy declined to modify any of the intelligence assessments based upon political rhetoric,” his complaint says.

Maybe so — but Murphy appears to have come to this conclusion on his own. Ben Wittes, the editor of Lawfare, posted a July 25 memo from Murphy directing his subordinates to stop calling violence in Portland “opportunistic,” suggesting the riots and arson in that city were simply the result of crowds getting out of hand. He instead said there was overwhelming intelligence that the violence in Portland was at least inspired by antifa/anarchist ideology.

IMO, there might be more to this than meets the eye.

This might ease your mind a little bit


By the way, this is like the fourth or fifth thing Bloomberg has done to help out. I would post all the stories yet again, but honestly, I'm tired of it.

Hawkfish (Bloomberg's data analytics and advertising firm) is working for the DNC and American Bridge PAC. He's helping in Texas too. It's so easy to find this information.

A quote from the documentary #Unfit

"Once you get on board psychologically, once you commit to a demagogueish ideologue, that puts up a fact-proof screen between you and the world." - Sheldon Solomon, social psychologist

The movie is really interesting, and frightening. He has a long, detailed explanation, but that is the gist of his explanation. Frightened people fall in line between authoritarians who use key words and techniques to make them feel threatened, even if the threats don't exist. Humans revert to tribal behavior.
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