The Real Looters are Donald Trump, Betsy DeVoss, and brother Erik Prince

THESE ARE THE REAL LOOTERS

The ‘ultra-rich’ have been ‘looting’ for 40 years, amid looting of businesses and banks

The worst looting that took place happened a few weeks ago when corporations collected over 500 billion dollars in stimulus money while everyone else was left with a $1200 dollar check and having to decide if they pay for food or rent. You’d think a country that can equip every cop like a soldier could equip every doctor like a doctor. Surveillance capitalism, Job automation,  Another auto industry crash. The pandemic is compressing and accelerating trends that would have taken decades to play out. MALL of AMERICA in Minnesota announced it will miss 2nd payment on its $1.4 billion mortgage. An intelligent question is “Who is not getting paid?” Dominos starting to fall. IMF says debt will rise from $6 trillion to $66 trillion by end of 2020. Buy Gold Silver & Bitcoin.Congrats to the Space-X astronauts who have picked an excellent time to leave Earth.
The Maddening Dishonesty of the New York Times Op-Ed Editor. They constantly legitimize hideous opinions in the name of “open debate.”
I was curious about how the New York Times covered the rise of Hitler. I wondered whether their sense of “journalistic neutrality” prevented them from telling the truth about fascism and exposing Nazism for what it was. And when I looked in the archives, sure enough, it was full of everything from neutral horse-race articles to flattering profiles that minimized Hitler’s anti-Semitism and never called his terrifying ideology what it was. (“Hitler is a man of the people, a carpenter by trade… His entire being breathes dynamic energy combined with a marked reserve.”) Hitler himself even got a byline in the Times when it excerpted Mein Kampf in 1941 (not sympathetically, but it is still strange to see “by Adolf Hitler” in front of a Times article).

The Facebook president and Zuck’s racist rulebook

AS Donald Trump heads to Maine today, the Portland @PressHerald tells him to resign. “He lacks the character, maturity and judgment to lead the country in a perilous time.” #TrumpResignNow

BETSY DEVOS Inside the Financial Holdings of Billionaire Betsy DeVos

Friday, January 20, 2017, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, or OGE, released the paperwork and pledge for President Donald Trump’s secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos. The 108-page document is rife with private equity and hedge fund investments that are opaque to the public.
Overall, DeVos’ paperwork showcases an extensive web of investments, several of which raise eyebrows. She has investments in companies that hound students to pay their federal loan debts, as well as in psychiatric hospitals under federal investigation for Medicare fraud. She also has more than $1 million in an undisclosed venture related to education. And although her filings do not show any direct ownership stake in a private for-profit college, she has chosen to put some of her money into firms that are invested in that industry.

The Charter Schools Program (CSP) is a long-running federal grant program aimed at helping the charter school industry with new start-ups and expansions. It has had some serious problems with waste and fraud in the past, but Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Friday that CSP will be awarding$65 million in grants to thirteen charter management organizations—some of which have had problems of their own.

Since 1995, CSP has distributed about $4 billion. A study by the Network for Public Education found that roughly $1 billion on that had been lost to waste and fraud, including charters that accepted grants and soon closed, or never even opened. A follow-up study found that nearly 1800 charter schools had failed after accepting CSP grants. The report has been criticized for some small errors, but the source of key data for the study was Betsy DeVos. To date, there has been no real debunking of the major findings of the report. But DeVos herself has repeatedly dismissed the study (”I’m not sure you can really call it a study”) and claimed it is just the product of people with a political agenda.

extensive self-dealing, with school founders essentially renting properties from themselves, all tied to a pair of brothers who had built a small real estate empire in Florida. If nothing else, Mater’s early history is a reminder that there are many ways to turn a profit from a non-profit charter, and real estate dealings are among the best.

Responsive Education Solutions is another Texas-based charter company set to receive a hefty CSP grant ($14 million). RES is notable for its strong connections to the creationist movement. In 2014, Zack Kopplin published an investigation at Slate:

When public-school students enrolled in Texas’ largest charter program open their biology workbooks, they will read that the fossil record is “sketchy.”That evolution is “dogma” and an “unproved theory” with no experimental basis. They will be told that leading scientists dispute the mechanisms of evolution and the age of the Earth. These are all lies.

BROTHER ERIK PRINCE

Betsy Devos Brother founder of Blackwater

K12 Department of Education #BetsyDevos Brother Founder Of Blackwater, Is Setting Up A Private Army For China

ALT RIGHT founder of the private military company Blackwater USA, now called Academi served as Blackwater’s CEO until 2009 and as its chairman until its sale to a group of investors in 2010. Prince now heads the private equity firm Frontier Resource Group.

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s new company is building concentration camp  for UYGHURS  a “re education” in  Xinjiang China. The Turkic-speaking Muslim Uighurs were traditionally the dominant ethnic group in the region whose Mandarin name, Xinjiang, means simply “New Frontier” — perhaps a reflection of the fact that the region was only brought under Beijing’s control in its entirety during the 19th century rein of the Qing dynasty.

Blackwater Renames Itself

Prince now heads the private equity firm Frontier Resource Group

Blackwater Founder’s New Company Strikes a Deal in China. … of a deal by Frontier Services Group to build a concentration camp over a million people in Xinjiang in northwestern China, that Chinese Communist Party calls a “re education camp” Just like Chairman Mao did. Hong Kong-listed Frontier Services Group (FSG), co-founded by former U.S. military services contractor Erik Prince, has signed a deal to build a training base in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, the company said in a statement.

Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups

Prince, a contractor close to the Trump administration, contacted veteran spies for operations by Project Veritas, #projectveritas.com the conservative group known for conducting stings on news organizations and other groups.

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Trump, Betsy DeVos, and brother Erik Prince lead the worst Hate Group Families

Trump, Betsy DeVos, and brother Erik Prince lead the worst Hate Group Families

Erik Prince Offered Lethal Services to Sanctioned Russian Mercenary Firm Wagner

Erik Prince, founder of the private security firm Blackwater and a Trump administration adviser, has sought in recent months to provide military services to a sanctioned Russian mercenary firm in at least two African conflicts, according to three people with knowledge of the efforts.

Prince, who is the brother of Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, met earlier this year with a top official of Russia’s Wagner Group and offered his mercenary forces to support the firm’s operations in Libya and Mozambique, according to two people familiar with Prince’s offer.
Wagner officials said they are not interested in working with Prince, three people familiar with their decision told The Intercept.
A lawyer for Prince denied that his client met anyone from Wagner.
ChVK Wagner is really a unit of the Russian Ministry of Defence in disguise, which is used by the Russian government in conflicts where deniability is called for. It is believed to be owned by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a businessman with close links to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Erik Prince { $1.3 billion in cash trust fund baby of Dutch parents}— founder of the private military company Blackwater, financial backer of President Donald Trump, brother to the new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and frequent Breitbart radio guest. By the mid 2000s, Blackwater was the largest, deadliest and most powerful private army in the world. Prince moved to the United Arab Emirates, where he is an advisor to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi. He has been operating as a CIA spy, as what Vanity Fair called “a Mr. Fix-It in the war on terror.”Today thanks to his family money and the incredible success of Blackwater during its heyday, Erik Prince has a personal net worth of $2.4 billion.

YET IT WAS ALREADY REPORTED

K12 Department of Education #BetsyDevos Brother Founder Of Blackwater, Is Setting Up A Private Army For China

Prince is the founder of Blackwater aka Frontier Services Group aka  Wagner  Group set up two bases in China.  US law prohibits the export of military services or equipment to China.
Prince is chairman of Frontier Services Group
PRINCE BUILDS CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR CHINA’S MILLIONS OF  Muslim Uighur PEOPLE.
a forward operating base in China’s Yunnan province” and another in the troubled Xinjiang region, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority.

THE CULT

OF HATE 

TERROR GROUPS

The DeVos Dynasty: A Family of Extremists

DeVos’s background—and the transcript from Tuesday night’s hearing—shows that she instead represents an extremist, right-wing perspective.
Betsy’s husband, Dick DeVos, for instance, has pushed for creationism to be taught in schools.
Her late father, Edgar Prince, helped start the fundamentalist Family Research Council, a known anti-LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, hate group.
Her mother Elsa Prince, also an extreme fundamentalist, was once called a “portrait of Christian hate” by the Daily Kos. She has been one of the biggest contributors to campaigns to ban same-sex marriage in the country, working against the civil rights issue in California and Michigan.

The DeVos family’s CULT OF HATE goes back more than a century.
DeVos’s father, Edgar Prince, made his fortune in manufacturing and soon began using his profits to fund far-right organizations.
Most notably, Edgar Prince was a founder of the Family Research Council, which argues that homosexuality is a type of perversion.
In 1999, an FRC staffer wrote, “Gaining access to children has been a long-term goal of the homosexual movement.” The comment helped put the group on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate group watch list.

Pence’s ascent to the second most powerful position in the U.S. government is a tremendous coup for the radical religious right. Prince’s family has a history of supporting right-wing and conservative causes. Edgar Prince, Erik’s father, was a major financial contributor to former President Gerald Ford, and in recent years, the family has supported Mike Pence, first as a member of Congress and later as Indiana governor.

HEY BETSY DEVOS WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY RIGHTS 4/4/2020 Two children sue Google for allegedly collecting students’ biometric data The lawsuit says the search giant violated privacy laws with its educational tools. Two children from Illinois are suing Google for allegedly collecting biometric data, including face scans, of millions of students

Federal Judge Invites Scammed Students to Propose Additional Punishments for Betsy DeVos

Cruella DeVos Needs to go to Jail! Federal Judge Invites Scammed Students to Propose Additional Punishments for Betsy DeVos The courts have had it up to here with Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Betsy DeVos and her agency’s repeat—and apparently ongoing—violation of court orders that require her to stop milking scammed college students for student loan repayments.

Betsy Devos found in Contempt fined $100,000 for hurting kids.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in contempt of court STILL Enforcing Loans On Defrauded College Students. The government will pay the $100,000, and DeVos will not be personally responsible for the sum. Ten third-party contractors were involved in collecting the loans, and the judge’s opinion notes that the Education Department didn’t do much to make

GOP Betsy DeVoss official public policy statement to undermine security of K12 public schools. 

MAY 1st – the public better watch out! The GOP has made undermining K12 public schools their official policy. GOP Betsy DeVoss officIal  public policy statement is to undermine public schools. “Thank you, Roger Hertog, for that kind introduction. And I’m very grateful for President Bush’s kind words.” Roger and Susan Hertog https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/wall-street-donors/roger-hertog.html The Manhattan

Betsy DeVos would not be in charge of the Department of Education without paying for it.

Betsy DeVos Asked to Justify Proposed $9 Billion Cut to Education Budget Betsy DeVos Refused to answer Basic Simple Questions Charter and private school grant program will allow discrimination based on LGTBQ and do not have to take any disabled or any 4:32 voucher student and follow AIP program like every public school. Vouchers come

Betsy DeVos’s 13-year ‘clerical error’ – #DeVosHearing #StopDeVos

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/01/18/betsy-devoss-13-year-clerical-error/ the nominee for education secretary left senators puzzled by denying her documented involvement in a foundation that has funneled millions of dollars to anti-LGBT causes. [Six astonishing things Betsy DeVos said — and refused to say — at her confirmation hearing] DeVos, from 2001 to 2013, was listed in tax filings as vice president of the

@BetsyDeVos Fails – Not Qualifed

Betsy DeVos was asked a basic question about education policy — and couldn’t answer Sen. Al Franken discovers Trump Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos doesn’t know the difference between proficiency and growth. pic.twitter.com/QFQchwHhuc — Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 18, 2017 Exchange between Elizabeth Warren and Betsy Devos Trump’s Secretary of Education nominee. Exchange between Elizabeth

4/3/20 Department of Education Secretary remarks

4/3/20 Department of Education Secretary’s full remarks and video “My team and I are in contact daily with governors, state school chiefs, college presidents, superintendents, and local education leaders.  We are quickly responding to their needs so they can do the next right thing for their students.  Most governors have decided to close some or

Hitler became Chancellor and Trump President with a minority of the vote.

Hitler became Chancellor and Trump President with a minority of the vote.

by Jonathan A. Weiss Esq.

Trump’s electoral college victory, with a loss of about 3 millions votes, occurred because of a disastrous “perfect storm.”

  1. The Electoral College itself
    In two presidential elections since 2000, including the most recent one in which Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College.
  2. Voter suppression with suspected miscounting and Jill Stein’s run (with echoes of Nader effect in Florida – Clinton lost by approximately the same number of votes in Wisconsin that Stein received.)
  3. Russian meddling with the internet and possibly with election boards. (4) Comey’s inexcusable unprecedented announcement “reopening Clinton investigation” a few days before the election
  4. Misogyny with some failures in Clinton campaign such as not visiting “battleground” States.

Trump himself is a malignant narcissist paranoid pathological liar racist misogynist insecure bully/coward reactive ignorant idiot. Hitler did not possess all these defects. He was a madman. So is Trump.

Trump has also surrounded himself with incompetent corrupt people (who are opposed to the objectives of their departments’ goals) and nepotism.

The deep connections between his business enterprises and governments is unique.

His foreign policy antagonizes allies and embraces autocrats
(as Hitler did but only with Stalin, Mussolini, and Japan) rejecting direct territorial expansions. Hitler’s henchmen, unlike Trump’s, although saturated with evil, were mainly quite able and effective in their execution of projects. So, it would be wrong to analogize one to the other for these and possibly other reasons. On the other hand, the difference in their actions is often one of degree not nature, primarily because of the resistance of longstanding institutions, now tattered and being undermined. A few selected illustrations follow.

(1) The Creation of a “Crisis” for a Campaign and Reign.
Hitler used the Reichstag fire, which most historians think, the Nazis set to galvanize support. Trump rants and raves (from the beginning of his announcement of his run) about the “crisis” of immigrants with “caravans” of violent criminals, drug dealers, and bad people “invading” our country requiring a massive wall, expulsions without any due process hearings, widespread arrests, etc, the constant subject of slogans, chants, and “tweets”.

(2) Concentration Camps
Hitler diverted resources from his military as the war ended just to execute and incarcerate Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, etc., particularly noted, the Jews as an obsession. Trump has erected many concentration camps (many run for profit by private prison companies) on the border to keep those classified as “illegal aliens” separating babies from families. He happily continues Guantanamo. These concentration camps than those disgracefully established for the Japanese in World War II.

(3) Racism and Religious Bigotry
Hitler had his Jews. Trump, as referenced above, started his campaigns by railing against “Mexicans” and now continues against Latinos from Guatemala, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. Consider (and compare with mainland American natural disasters) his treatment of Americans in hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico.

Hitler hated Jews as a race. Undoubtedly, he would have wanted those who identify with the religion or culture to disappear in the Final Solution.

Trump has the one billion or so Muslims. He tried to ban any Muslim immigration and mainly succeeded when the retrograde Supreme Court (after granting a Christian baker the right to discriminate against homosexual’s ordering a wedding cake) allowed a ban which did not mention the adherents of Islam by name although clearly directed at them. (A 19th Century case struck down a law designed against Chinese laundries.) In a debate, among his other lies, he claimed he saw a multitude in New Jersey celebrating the toppling of the World Trade Towers. He continues unabated to demonize them.

(4) Free press and journalism
Hitler destroyed it while creating a propaganda machine. (Compare the interepenetration of Fox News and the White House). To the shame of the press corps, they allowed themselves to be separated by fences from the rest of the audience during his rallies. He ceaselessly attacks news coverage as “fake news”, advocates for defamation suits against the media, and even government action against the major network NBC because of a Saturday Night Live rerun, etc. (while the press still features his unhinged “tweets” as news rather than confining the reporting to official public acts and pronouncements).

(5) Antisemitism
It is necessary to distinguish the government of Israel and Israel; Israel and Jews. One can oppose the government and support Israel. One can oppose how Israel is constituted, attitudes, and some actions while still being a Jew. Trump embraces Netanayu as a far right leader while in his ghosted books he disparages them as beanie wearing bookkeepers. Some worry Jews might be blamed because of his inclusion of Miller and Kuchner (and converted wife) in his inner circle – though no more have been added – but the former is such a raving racist reactionary he can not be connected to any sane version of Judaism and the Kuchner’s represent just nepotism.

(6) Military Buildup
Hitler used great sums of money to build an army and, ironically Keynsian, the economy. In Trump’s budget he proposes to cut domestic programs radically while expanding the military (and continuing its presence in Yemen…and almost 70 other areas, Afganistan, Iraq, and Syria.)

(7) Demagoging and Violence
The “big lie”. best repeated often, played, and plays, a central role in both of their rhetorical appeals to audiences. Hitler, many believe, was a mesmerizing orator, His speeches were more inflammatory than his sometimes ally Mussolini. Trump leads rallies with chants, slogans (e.g. “Lock her up!”) designed to engineer mass consent from his devoted followers, inflammatory claims, and well documented many dangerous lies, etc.. It appears that the tone he has set (including the failure to condemn right wing violence) has created an atmosphere where deranged individuals (and even mobs) feel entitled to commit acts against schools, assemblies (including 0religious and public), and individuals while vigilante groups “patrol” the border. Both offer racist tropes to which Trump adds Misogyny.

(8) The Judiciary
Hitler destroyed his. With McConnel’s aiding and abetting, Trumps has done his utmost to stuff the Federal Judiciary (thus far his only main restraint) with rigid reactionaries from the Federalist Society pipeline.

Other illustrations are available ( e.g. permitting – facilitating in Trump’s case – the destruction of countryside and cities) But, sufficient unto this article is the evil therein.

Abraham Lincoln famously said: “You can fool some the people all of the time. You can fool some of the people some of the time. But you can not fool all the people all of the time.”

The question for our time is
whether you can fool enough.

“You should never underestimate human stupidity.” Yuval Noah Harari

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No Way is this By the People, For the People, and Of the people this is “By the King”.

Trump now has a non-permanent/acting:

– Defense Secretary

– Homeland Security Secretary

You know why she’s leaving, right? because locking kids in cages are show all the christian values in action.

– Interior Secretary

– WH Chief of Staff “I sort of like ‘acting.’ It gives me more flexibility,” Trump said in January