I Love It When People Try To Shoot Me Down (coz I'm a better shot)

Suddenly I find I'm a player in the Russiagate scandal and involved (indirectly) with Stormy Daniels too. FAME AT LAST! MWAH HAHA HAAAA!

A few days ago I posted a comment in the thread under an article on the anti - Russian propaganda and scaremongering being whipped up by governments and mainstream media. There was the Skripal case in Britain, a former spy who had worked for both Russian and British intelligence was poisoned in a quiet country town to which he had retired. Poisoned along with him, though not suspected of being involved in any way with spying was his daughter Yulia, something of a hottie a few years ago when this picture was taken, which guaranteed plenty of front page coverage in the tabloids.

 

Politicians and the press were quick to blame Vladimir Putin and tensions between the west and Russia were escalated, but the incident took place over a month ago  and no evidence has yet been offered linking the Russian government with the crime.

 

And then there was the alleged gas attack carried out, according to politicians and the media, by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad on his own people. In spite of there being no evidence to support the allegations, which were based on information from sources linked to Al Qaeda and ISIS, the media went into full with hunt mode.

 

A preliminary statement from UN inspectors sent to investigate the alleged war crime reported no evidence of a gas attack could be found and furthermore no evidence could be found suggesting that sites targeted by US /NATO punitive missile strickes on Asad's chemical weapons manufacturing facilities had in fact been occupied by chemical weapons manufacturing facilities.

 

With all this going on in the background the excellent independent journalist Caitlin Johnson published an article titled Any Discussion Of Russian Disinformation Is Invalid Unless It Addresses Iraq Lies.

 

I left a comment on the article, not of any great depth, but simply to help give it visibility (Caitlin doen't need me to tell her she's a good writer. I said:

 

Ian Thorpe: The anti Russian propaganda has now reached such an intense pitch we can assume the west’s liberal democracies are on the brink of social and economic collapse for there to be such great efforts to distract our attention from these issues.

 

Today I had a reply from someone whose name I was not familiar with.

 

Michael Avenatti: “After significant investigation, we have discovered that Mr. Trump’s atty Mr. Cohen received approximately $500,000 in the mos. after the election from a company controlled by a Russian Oligarc with close ties to Mr. Putin. These monies may have reimbursed the $130k payment.”

https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/993959992762994688

 

A quck bit of reasearch revealed some interesting information about Mr. Avenatti so I replied:

 

How about full disclosure Michael: You are the lawyer acting for Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels, right, the porn actress who claims she was paid hush money to keep quiet about an affair with Trump,) and you allege that a company with links to a Russian oligarch (note spelling) made payments to Michael Cohen, but offer no evidence that such payments were in any way illicit.

In fact your allegations are considered so ludicrous that The Guardian, a UK left wing newspaper and certainly no friend of the Trump administration, ran a piece on the story exposing that your claim had no substance. BTW Many respectable companies, both European and American, have links to Russian businessmen.

 

We can only hope you were not acting for Stormy during the sex scenes in her movies.

 

Now my moral position has always been easy going and I've been round the block more times than the paperboys bike, so I'm not prejudiced against porn actresses, nor hookers (though I think virgins over the age of twenty five are a bit scary,) but I find quite a lot of her claim a bit suspect. First I'd guess from her current photos she is a bit older than she's prepared to admit. Maybe its just the result of her lifestyle and she really is fortyish. And then when a woman flaunts boobs she obviously did not grow herself so blatantly, one wonders what else is not genuine.

 

I look forward to Mr. Avenatti's next legalistic sally.

 

UPDATE:

Do You Feel Lucky
Well OK, I knew the comment that turned up in reply to mine was probably posted by a bot working for a Democratic Party disinformation campaign, so I wasn't surprised to see the same coment turn up on Zero Hedge ... and get treated with similar disdain.

 

 

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Comments

Stone-Eater Added May 9, 2018 - 1:56pm
Ian
 
Western regimes are the same banana republics as African ones. But they can afford better clothes and limousines.
Stone-Eater Added May 9, 2018 - 1:59pm
BTW:
 
Here in Switzerland people in the majority YAWN about the Russian bashing. It has been going on for too long and is too obviously just a media hype so even the regular Hans shakes head and sighs.
Ian Thorpe Added May 9, 2018 - 2:33pm
Stony, in Britain the more sensible people are not fooled by the Russia bashing. Who benefits from war when cruise missiles are costing us taxpayers $1million a pop.

Strangely the left are now bigger warmongers than the right. Assad must go he's a tyrant," they say, forgetting about all the Syrians who have never harmed anyone who will also die.
"Putin must go, he's a threat to world peace," they say, forgetting that:
a) the west has been provoking Russia for years.
b) Russia can fight back, in fact due to the paranoid nature of the Russian mindset they have a formidable arsenal of high tech weapons.

The old right are still up for war of course but they are more old fashioned about it, which is why governments are ramping up the threat level to our countries from Russia, in reality non existent. 
Mustafa Kemal Added May 9, 2018 - 3:19pm
Ian, what you have so well pointed out is our  current Gong Show of American politics.  Unfortunately, the ease with which you can have fun with these people doesnt give comfort for the damage that they do.
 
I regularly hear from people on the left that are obsessed with the long list of evidence that Rachel Maddow has shown them that Trump will be impeached because of collusion, and when I ask them for a   bit of that evidence it vaporates into Stormy Daniels, the indictments of Manafort, Trump's lies and business deals. 
I also hear about how well Trump is doing from people who think that going to war with Iran is the right thing to do -because  Israel is our natural ally, and it is only a matter of time , so we might as well get to it now.. Errrfff.
 
Both sides of our political landscape are genuinely lost.  And in the vacuum of that circus (sans bread) our elites are dismantling our constitution at a massive rate, destroying what is left of our middle class,  and ramping up the drive to  war.  
 
Mustafa
Ian Thorpe Added May 9, 2018 - 3:36pm
Mustafa, Sans bread and sans raison (and in Stormy's case sans chemise, sans jupe et sans culottes)
Pascal Fervor Added May 9, 2018 - 5:04pm
S-E: "Here in Switzerland people in the majority YAWN about the Russian bashing."
 
Well, Suisse can get into a bit of it on their own when Ruskies build chalets a bit too oversized for the lot and community.
 
Pardero Added May 9, 2018 - 5:24pm
Ian Thorpe,
Interesting bunch you are corresponding with. Let us hope that you don't have some colorful exploits from your past that can be exploited by political adversaries. 
Flying Junior Added May 9, 2018 - 7:47pm
While the Putin regime is safe from prosecution in the World Court, there being indeed a reasonable hypothesis of its innocence in the Skripal poisonings, can we honestly say that there is no evidence linking Russia to the crime?  The use of a Novicheck agent developed by Russia is, at the least, circumstantial evidence.  The only other nation known to have synthesized these compounds is Iran.
 
Surely we don't suspect the Iranian government.  Maybe someone stole some of the nerve agent from the Russian military or perhaps the Soviet  Army before the fall of the Soviet Union.  Anything is possible.
 
The question of motive comes up...  That's basic detective work.
Stephen Hunter Added May 9, 2018 - 8:05pm
Ian, you are becoming a well connected guy. 
I wonder why it is that no one(in the West) seems to care that Israel has nukes, and they got them by deceiving the outside world. (even their American buddies) 
It would not surprise me if Iran is already armed anyway. 
James Travil Added May 9, 2018 - 8:07pm
"The question of motive comes up...  That's basic detective work."
I was thinking the same, but not where you are going with this I suspect. Namely that it's obvious Russia had no more motive here than did Assad in the Syrian situation. Of course when you misrepresent people and countries as comic book villains you can ascribe any motivation desired. 
Flying Junior Added May 10, 2018 - 2:11am
This whole flap about poor Stormy who took money to have sex with the monster is nothing more than a tempest in a chamber pot.

The miscreant/misogynist, DJT, got his payment to her in time to shut her up for the 2016 election.  Fait accompli.  That's it, right folks? There is no amount of dirt that can ever disillusion the faithful in regards to their undying and unthinking love for their savior.  Trump is the man.  Bite it, liberals.

Trump should just be happy to making more money than any president in the history of the U.S.A. in no small part due to his flagrant disregard for the Title of Nobility of the United States Constitution.  (Emoluments Clause.)
 
But Trump is stupid enough to allow the case to go to trial.  So like everything else he touches...
James Travil Added May 10, 2018 - 2:24am
Let me get this straight "stormy Daniels" what exactly? Worked with Putin to help Trump steal the election? ROTFLMFAO, you Democrats are so pathetic it's painfully funny!! Please do keep it up, and please please do keep scapegoating everyone else for your failures, hahahaha !! 
Flying Junior Added May 10, 2018 - 2:31am
I just said that Trump paying off Stormy Daniels paid off for him politically and monetarily, if he wasn't an idiot he would just give her what she wants.  Now that he is president, he can do no wrong in the eyes of his supporters.
 
What's going on with you reading comprehension skills?
 
Trump pays his girlfriend $130k to keep their affair quiet.  It finally comes out, but it doesn't matter any more because he is already president.  As a tangent, I mentioned that the monster is using his office for personal gain by turning his hotels into influence buying operations.  Are you sure you're an American, because every time I talk to you I doubt it more and more.
James Travil Added May 10, 2018 - 2:39am
And? Who cares besides you sex obsessed Democrats. I didn't care when it was Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, and I don't care now because it wasn't anything like what I said before, it was a big nothingburger that ordinary Americans care nothing about. How are my reading compensation skills now dumbass? 
James Travil Added May 10, 2018 - 2:41am
And BTW I hate Trump, but I hate you neoliberal/neocons 1000xs more because you are all fakes and phoneys. Completely out of touch with the rest of the American public. 
Flying Junior Added May 10, 2018 - 2:58am
James,
 
As long as you and I are still talking, maybe we can put this entire idea of my being a neoliberal to rest.  I don't recall supporting the MIC on the WB, I'm not sure where you got the idea that I was a warmonger or cheerleader for WWIII.
 
Here is a post from eleven years ago from my personal blog referencing something that I wrote over twelve years ago.  I challenge anyone on this blog to provide a better-documented timeline of their opposition to the war in Iraq.  I used to call it Operation Iraq Destruction.  This is a post from April 18, 2007.  It is iron-clad proof of my long-standing opposition to the war in Iraq.  It predates the more recently adopted stances of my conservative and libertarian friends by at the least ten years.
 
https://dogreport.blogspot.com/2007/04/maybe-you-predicted-this-too.html
 
Maybe you predicted it too, James.  It actually was a uncannily prescient post.  Remember the cost of trying to recover the billions of $$ in FOBs from Iraq?  They were taking them out of Iraq in convoys.  Loading them on trains to Uzbekhistan, (because Turkey would not allow safe passage,) and finally getting them on to ships in the Mediterranean for the long voyage back home?  That didn't last too long, did it?  My point was that all of the treasure squandered in the manufacture and transportation of these hundreds of billions of $$ in military equipment and temporary infrastructure would never make its way back home.
 
It didn't.  ISIS was laughing at us for abandoning Humvees.
 
Top that.  2007.
Flying Junior Added May 10, 2018 - 3:05am
You tell me why all of these idiots care about Stormy Daniels.
 
She's not even cute enough for a centerfold.
Flying Junior Added May 10, 2018 - 3:13am
Did you see that part where I called Dennis Miller a neocon chicken hawk?
James Travil Added May 10, 2018 - 3:16am
Maybe, probably even, you were not a neoliberal/neocon back then Flying Junior. But we all change over time, no one and nothing stays static. But regardless we shall see... 
 
As for the obsession over "stormy Daniels" it's obviously to keep us distracted from important matters like Iran, Syria, and the other serious matters regarding Trump and Russia. 
Pardero Added May 10, 2018 - 3:46am
Flying Junior,
Mighty convenient for you to return to your anti-war roots, now that Trump is turning into a neocon war-monger. 
Years before your article, I argued against war in the political chat rooms that used to be popular. I had monikers such as Corporate War Party, RepubLikud Party, Reichstag911Fire, and the ironic usgunboat, which I retained as an email name.
I donated a lot of money that I could ill-afford to anti-war.com.
I have been anti-war since my uncle got hurt in Viet Nam.
 
I don't doubt your pacifist credentials, but you left-leaners are pretty quiet when a Democrat is bellicose.
Flying Junior Added May 10, 2018 - 3:56am
Mighty convenient for you to return to your anti-war roots, now that Trump is turning into a neocon war-monger. 
 
You honestly didn't see that coming?
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 3:59am
Ian
 
Strangely the left are now bigger warmongers than the right. Assad must go he's a tyrant," they say, forgetting about all the Syrians who have never harmed anyone who will also die.
"Putin must go, he's a threat to world peace," they say, forgetting that:
a) the west has been provoking Russia for years.
b) Russia can fight back, in fact due to the paranoid nature of the Russian mindset they have a formidable arsenal of high tech weapons.
 
I remember the Putin speech before the UN in, what was it, 2000, when he offered a peaceful go-together with all nations in the spirit of Genscher-Gorbachev.
 
But the US didn't listen. Now we see the results.
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 4:03am
BTW: Dump is as much "rightist" as Clinton was or is "leftist". It's the same $$$ and power gang. Playing chess but not as good as the Russians can. Why do Americans not realize that ?
 
I once saw a pic of family Clinton smiling along with Trump...
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 4:07am
Pascal
 
We don't care about Russians buying chalets here. On the contrary, they pay taxes and help a region which has no other income possibilities than tourism. Mountain is rock, and nothing grown. Only winter provides some tourist activities, otherwise - nada.
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 4:09am
BTW: The times when small alp farms could survive on their own are over longtime ago. They simply couldn't survive without tourism, and when that stops, finito. Expecting work by moving into one of our few cities is an illusion when you're a farmer or herder.
Pardero Added May 10, 2018 - 4:11am
Flying Junior,
I am not as cynical as I should be, I know. 
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 4:13am
FJ
 
can we honestly say that there is no evidence linking Russia to the crime?  The use of a Novicheck agent developed by Russia
 
We cannot. But Novicheck was developed in what was before Tchechoslovakia, and that country has been in NATO for a while. And we remember MWD in Iraq, chemical gas attacks in Syria and other (likely possible) false flags and pretexts for geopolitical and economic reasons. So we have all the right in the world to DOUBT anything some US nosewises want to tell us.....
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 4:16am
James
 
A Stormy Daniels affair wouldn't even been a footnote here in Europe. We just smirk about the easiness the media in the US can distract their people from the REAL issues....;-)
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 4:16am
...BE a footnote. Sorry, Just woke up and getting ready for work.
Flying Junior Added May 10, 2018 - 4:29am
In Southern California and also Wales, there is a wealthy class that invests in farming just for the beauty and tradition.  A well-managed farm or ranch may turn a profit, but one senses that the greater purpose of preserving the animals, the crops and the meadows is a love for the old ways of life.  There is a prestige and status that goes along with raising horses, cattle, sheep and goats that is its own reward for those who can afford to keep the traditions alive.  It employs farm workers and animal handlers.  It supports an array of suppliers and realtors.  The only industries that are guaranteed a profit are the feed stores, the ranchers that lease out their land for grazing and the hay farmers.  This phenomenon is far removed from the agricultural centers of commerce.
 
Maybe the Swiss Alpine communities just need some sure-footed California horses, some British sheep and perhaps some shaggy donkeys from Ireland to stock some nice ranches for the new Russian tenants.  That would surely bring in the tourists.  Big French rabbits?
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 4:32am
FJ
 
Southern California and Wales are mostly flat. That doesn't work here. The Swiss Alps are to steep to allow just a handful of - Swiss Mountain Goats LOL
Flying Junior Added May 10, 2018 - 4:33am
Just a thought.  Have fun at work.
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 4:35am
BTW: That's why a lot of Swiss farmers immigrated to countries like Argentina and Brazil in the last century. And believe me - If I could import a number of Holstein Cows into Senegal I'd be a millionaire in no time. Ok, in that climate the milk out put is around 15 liters per day whileas here it's around 25-30. But still.....local breed get around 5 liters a day !
Shining One Added May 10, 2018 - 8:27am
Flying Junior, "can we honestly say that there is no evidence linking Russia to the crime?  The use of a Novicheck agent developed by Russia is, at the least, circumstantial evidence.  The only other nation known to have synthesized these compounds is Iran."
 
 May I suggest that you should be more thorough in your research techniques than just reading a Wikipedia post on Novichok agent ( note spelling ). The post which only mentions Russia and Iran having dealings with the agent. Most informed analysts are aware of the bias that Wikipedia often portrays. 
 
Quotes from an article written by Umar Nasser for evolvepolitics.com
 
 The whistle-blower Russian chemist Vil Mizayanov published reports in the Russian press describing its existence and nature in the early 1990’s. He was charged as a traitor by Russia, though his trial later collapsed. He soon relocated to the USA, where he released a 1995 report describing the state of Russian chemical weapons, including a discussion on Novichoks. In 2008, he published a book on his story. This book, State Secrets, published the actual chemical formulae of the Novichok nerve agents to an English-speaking audience.
 
 Firstly, he himself has admitted that the chemical structures of these weapons have been in the public domain for at least a decade. Indeed, he is the one who made them public.
Secondly, Mirzayanov admits that other countries have probably developed Novichoks for test purposes at least. His confidence that only Russia could have fine-tuned the agents seems misplaced – he has no idea what other countries have been up to for the last decade, or more.
Thus, based on information provided by the man who initially exposed the existence of Novichoks, we can already refute the Theresa May’s line that only Russia could have synthesised Novichoks.
 
 But theory is one thing, and fact another. In fact, there is a long public record of other countries having contact with Novichoks. For instance, in 1999 the BBC reported that the actual original production facilities which were believed to have synthesised Novichoks were dismantled by the US. We can very plausibly infer that US military chemists will have therefore had at least some experience with Novichoks.
 
 I guess your idea of basic detective work is different from others. This is of course possibly irrelevant as I seriously doubt that nerve agent was even used, if any at all. I guess Russian women are made of sterner stuff, seeing as she survived the most deadly nerve agent known to man.
Ian Thorpe Added May 10, 2018 - 8:31am
WOW, thirty three comments even though the pictures didn;t show up (of Yulia Skripal looking fresh faced and fragrant and Stormy Daniels, clothed but looking neither fresh faces no fragrant - cue jokes about the enticing smell of femfresh)
I have to go out for a while now but I'll get back to everyone later. Thanks for the comments.
Bill H. Added May 10, 2018 - 10:49am
 
SEF - You are absolutely correct in that both major political parties here in the US are puppets of the corporations. Some years back, one was more so than the other, but no longer. As an example, if you look at campaign contributions from major players, such as Big Oil, Big Pharma, and the Insurance industry, you will find that they donate to both parties. In the case of Big Oil, of course most of the oil money goes to the Republicans, but enough goes to the Democrats to make sure they are plenty obligated if they win in elections.
The only way that we could make moves back to Government controlled by the people would be to drastically limit campaign contributions, if not eliminate them totally.
Dino Manalis Added May 10, 2018 - 11:34am
We should collude with Russians in pursuit of world peace and stability, while Stormy is old news, she was a temporary storm, she doesn't want to be forgotten and she's back with a vengeance!
Ian Thorpe Added May 10, 2018 - 1:14pm
Pascal, my daughter lives in the French Alps, very close to the Swiss border where she lives Russians have the biggest chalets, but nobody minds because they are well mannered and spend a lot of money.
It's down in southern Spain where the evil bastards congregate and you are likely to get shot because someone doesn't like your face.
Ian Thorpe Added May 10, 2018 - 1:17pm
Pardero, I have a very colourful past but I'm not planning to run for office in any capacity.
Ian Thorpe Added May 10, 2018 - 1:32pm
FJ, your information on Novichok and the evidence for who used it and why in the Salisbury hit seems a tad incomplete. Here's a good article which will fill in some spaces for you.
Chemical weapon named “Novichok” – a reality check
What should have aroused our suspicion from the start was this: " the Skripals were poisoned on March 4, 2018, but on March 6 the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was already raving before the Parliament about Russia’s guilt: “We don’t know exactly what has taken place in Salisbury, but if it’s as bad as it looks, it is another crime in the litany of crimes that we can lay at Russia’s door”. British prime Minister Teresa May came out with her now famous “highly likely” before the Parliament on May 12, or 7 days after the event."
 
In other words, never mind the facts, just blame Russia. It was like the Flight MH17 incident when Barack Obama (the cocksucker president) was on TV saying he had irrefutable proof Putin was responsible so quickly the plane might not even have hit the ground at that time.
Ian Thorpe Added May 10, 2018 - 1:37pm
Stephen H, Stormy Daniels and her lawyer, Trump and his cronies? These are not contacts that I would want to admit to LOL.
Have to agree with you about Israel, probably controlled by even more insane people than those in Washington. But I don't think Iran has anything to fear, if they do not have their own nukes Russia, China and possibly Pakistan will be happy to supply.
People forget that India and Pakistan are nuclear powers too.
Ian Thorpe Added May 10, 2018 - 1:42pm
James Travil, as you say in the Skripal case the question of motive is not clear cut. The man was a double agent, and since his release from prison in Russia is rumoured to have been involved in industrial espionage.
He has even been connected with Christopher Steele, whose company compiled the dodgy dossier on Trump.
Such people tend to have a lot of enemies.
Ian Thorpe Added May 10, 2018 - 1:56pm
Stoney, I remember Putin offering cooperation, but the west has decided to go for world domination. It could be the end of us.
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 2:06pm
Ian
 
Right on, That was 2000 or so. But economic interests seldom integrate peace.
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 2:11pm
Bill
 
The only way that we could make moves back to Government controlled by the people would be to drastically limit campaign contributions, if not eliminate them totally.
 
Always happy to read your clear thoughts. The same stuff happens here in Europe. We adopt US culture in the worst manner. Buy me a politician, and he'll sell my product in the media.
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 2:13pm
All
 
Have any of you guys ever been to Russia ? If not, no way of judging. OH ! I just saw that up to now no real hard-core squareheads are on this thread :-)
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 2:15pm
BTW: 9/11 was a pretext. WMD was a pretext. Assads chemical attacks were a pretext. Skripal is a pretext. When do people fucking start to understand what a pretext is ?
Ian Thorpe Added May 10, 2018 - 2:30pm
Bill H, it's been known (though the knowledge could not be backed with hard evidence) that US parties are controlled by corporate interests, same in Europe. In fact when I see people screeching about the evils of capitalism I always think they just don't know there's a difference between capitalism and  corporatism.
The global corporations are many things but they certainly aren't capitalists, being a capitalist involves risk and the only money corporate business risks is ours.
Ian Thorpe Added May 10, 2018 - 2:33pm
Dino, the way things are I don't think colluding with Russia will be on the agenda for a while, but our leaders should stop provoking them, they're not called The Bear for nothing.
Ian Thorpe Added May 10, 2018 - 2:38pm
Stoney, I went to Russia a few time, not enough to really get a feel for the place other than that Russians are all insane and have indestructible livers. When I finished my assignment in Sweden I had a choice of going to Moscow or Rio de Janeiro, but I had a cereer ending brain haemorrage instead.
Might have been a lucky break when you think how much trouble someone with my track record as a womaniser could have got into in either of those places.
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 5:10pm
Shit. Sorry for that mate.
Stone-Eater Added May 10, 2018 - 5:12pm
But what was that record of Jethro again ? Thick as a prick ? LOL
James Travil Added May 10, 2018 - 9:29pm
" Russians are all insane and have indestructible livers."
I have a Russian lady and I can attest to the validity of this statement, lol! 
John Minehan Added May 12, 2018 - 9:37am
Actually, Ms. Daniels biography puts her at being about 40 years old. 
 
The thing I find interesting is that, if you were going to have an extra-marital fling, why would you have it with a woman nicknamed "Stormy?"  Isn't that sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy?  A failure to heed advanced disclosures?
John Minehan Added May 12, 2018 - 9:39am
"Might have been a lucky break when you think how much trouble someone with my track record as a womaniser could have got into in either of those places."
 
Well, look at it this way, at least in Rio, it wouldn't be the Government filming you . . . .  
Tubularsock Added May 13, 2018 - 3:27pm
Ian, interesting dilemma you find yourself in. Didn’t your mother ever warn you to be careful who you play with on the playground?
 
When it come to “facts and truth” they are always in short supply when an agenda is being formulated. And any questioning usually turns to “kill the messenger”.
 
But when the Russians were pulled out again to be the evil doers Tubularsock knew that the treadmill had been oiled and will be running for some time.
Ian Thorpe Added May 14, 2018 - 1:50pm
James Travil, John Minehan, Tubularsock,
Thanks for your comments, I'm having problems with Writer Beat at the moment, can't post, haven't been able to comment, can't see my profile. So I'll get back to you when I can.
Ian Thorpe Added May 17, 2018 - 10:52am
It seems I can comment again, but still cannot see my profile so I can't post new articles or edit existing ones (to get the pictures showing up on this one for example).
My guess: the javascript interpreter on Writer Beat's ISPs server is buggered.
Ian Thorpe Added May 17, 2018 - 10:53am
James Travil, LOL, good luck with her.
Ian Thorpe Added May 20, 2018 - 9:44am
John M
I'm back at last, and yes I agree for a public figure (even a semi - celebrity which Trump was at the time, it's career suicide to have an affair with a woman named Stormy. Particularly stupid in the case as it was known she's a porn star and they tend to be even more loose lipped than hookers (oops pardon, I meant the lips on her face of course, no double entendre intended) 
Ian Thorpe Added May 20, 2018 - 9:52am
Tubularsock,
Correct, a new arms race will mean lots of profit for some corporations that are well embedded in the deep state.
So "The Russians Are Coming" will run for longer than the Simpsons or even our 'favourite soap', Coronation Street (first episode 1960, still running three times per week).