Wednesday 13th of November 2019

buns, guns, god, greed and gormless america...

citadel

After Romance With Russian Agent, Overstock C.E.O. Takes Aim at ‘Deep State’

He was the chief executive of Overstock.com, a publicly traded e-commerce retailer. She was an ambitious graduate student from Russia.

The relationship between Patrick Byrne and Maria Butina became widely known on Monday, when his company issued a news release about it.

 

 

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Maria Butina is not a Russian agent. But it makes "good copy”. Novels are full of this, but when these ideas become fake reality in public places, transmitted by "serious" media, it can be painful for the characters. The Deep State has many tentacles with secret ways to shut you up. 

 

Presently Julian Assange is in prison awaiting his future. The media are not going to help him.

 

He has been demonised beyond what the likes of Alfred Dreyfus had suffered. Dreyfus was a French Jewish artillery officer whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the most tense political dramas in modern French history with a wide echo in all Europe. Known today as the Dreyfus affair, the incident eventually ended with Dreyfus's complete exoneration.

 

But in our day and age, with the weight of propaganda totally in the hands of the psychopaths who run the world and a bunch of media that bend-over like prostitutes, Assange has very little to see beyond the end of days. 

 

At least, in France, the media of the time eventually saved Dreyfus’ bacon while the Catholic Church was fighting against the jewish boy. It was sort of a battle between the secular republicans and the religious mobs. The media, more socialistic — and dare I say, idealistic — in these days of “liberty, equality, fraternity” was much fairer (on this issue) and saw shit where there was crap. Mind you, like today, there was corruption and polarisation of ideas for cash.

 

Presently, the secular republicans — in the USA and in the UK — have died. Actually, they never existed rather. These governments have always been led by hypocritical religious psychopaths whose fortunes were made on the back of slaves — and their hate of the communists is part of their self-protection against the “people". The industry of anti-socialism is well-oiled. It spins daily.

 

In order to maintain the hubris, these hypocritical religious psychopathic rulers, such as Trump, now Boris Johnson, and Morrison, use the media as a spruiking platform for their bad deeds of political realism, while always demonising “the left”, which these days is an über-right ersatz of soft margarine. Anyone trying to go under the skin of this devious monopoly construct will be chastised and exposed as dirty: journalists and leakers in Australia are hunted like vermin if they don’t play by the rule book of the sociopath of the day, "left or right"…

 

In Yankeeland, “Liberty” is replaced by freedom. This is not innocuous. There is a heavy weight attached to this: you are free to do as we say or think. You are free to become a sociopath (and often encouraged to do so) via competition in which your colleagues, personnel and most other people are “enemies” of your attempt to success. 

 

In Yankidoom, “equality” is a dirty word, tainted by selfishness and opportunism in which you have to believe you are superior in order to get to the top — otherwise you end up destitute in the gutter with no safety net, apart from weekly food stamps.

 

In Yuckipooland, “fraternity” is an exclusive club from which you can launch your assault on grabbing power, using your “frat” friends, like those of Skull and Bones in colleges as a launching pad. Fraternity is secret and exclusive — and those who betray you in the Frat, will get eliminated. There will be secret sex tapes to make sure you stay on song with the narrative. The Epstein connections nearly got undone. But all is well: he is dead. The "Justice” system will never scratch below the surface without scratching its own skin. The “frat” will make sure of this. In Australia, the "frat" is replaced by “old school ties”. In the UK, the class system is still as powerful as ever — and the magazines dedicated to women’s butts and tits, make sure you admire the royals, the celebs and the famous. Equality? Bunkum. 

 

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Now let’s have a look at Maria Butina’s lover — with Wikipedia:

 

Patrick M. Byrne (born 1962, Fort Wayne, Indiana) is an American entrepreneur, e-commerce pioneer and CEO of Overstock.com. Blah blah blah… Overstock.com has increased revenue to almost $1.8 billion, while achieving profitability in 2009.


In 2005, Byrne became known for his campaign against illegal naked short selling. Byrne and securities regulators maintain illegal naked shorting has been used in violation of securities law to distort prices of public companies' stock. Under his direction, Overstock.com filed two lawsuits alleging improper acts by Wall Street firms, a hedge fund, and an independent research firm. In each case the defendants have settled with Overstock out of court.

 

Here, the silly sausage, Byrne, broke the golden rule: attacking the financial “frat”… He exposed a rort that was working well for the Frat(s) of Wall Street... 

 

 

More recently, Byrne has advocated for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. 

 

Boom! Is this guy nuts?... Here, Byrne was attacking the core of unbridled capitalism: fiat money.

 

 

"Byrne had to take leave of absence to fight Hep C." How he caught the disease is open for speculation. But my guess is that the capitalism machine did not like Byrne for what he had done, was doing and would be doing. One way to crucify him indirectly was to pin his “girlfriend” Maria Butina as a “Russian spy”… You still wiv me?..

 

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One can see already why Maria Butina would be deemed a “Russian agent” — though there is no proof of this in any way. If she had been a Russian spy, she would have been the worst of the worst, doing an awfully terrible job at it… I know we fall for crappy hubris easily — like our media falling in love with George W Bush, but we have to be alert. It looks that Maria was more interested in guns and entrepreneurs "like all good american girls are" (*). You’re kidding about the guns, no? Gus: No. Guns, god, greed, buns and buff_cookie(*)… So, the Deep State has its unknowing idolaters and it had to play a dirty game in which Maria Butina was chastised. Pay-back against Patrick Byrne?

 

Russia is still equated with communism, though it’s more conscientiously liberal than the USA where guns rule. Everything that smells of trouble in the USA will be attributed to Moscow, including Trump’s rise to power. In the sixties, novels about bumbling communists and heroic Westerners were an important reminder of which side our superior bread is buttered with superior margarine. So was High Citadel, from which the picture at top is an extract of the advertising leaflet for the “book of the month” (from Gus's massive collection of useless stuff)...

 

The plot is as thin as the rarefied air of the Andes mountains in which this novel is set. All this can do is cure you from whooping cough… and make sure you chase the Russians out from under your bed. 

 

 

Gus Leonisky

 

Conspiracy theorist of distinction.

mums with guns...

Utah-based Casey Currey has garnered over 300,000 followers on Instagram, describing her account as “Guns, Buns and Shenanigans”. On her page, idyllic family pictures and gym videos are posted alongside Lara Croft-style bikini snaps in which the blogger holds guns of all kinds.

Instagrammer Casey Currey, who calls herself a home-grown American woman, has denied that there is a gun problem in the US, noting that the main focus should be on battling mental illness. The 27-year-old has gained a 329k-strong following on her account, under the handle buff_cookie, on which she demonstrates top-notch physical shape as well as a love for dogs and all kinds of weapons, ranging from machine guns to pistols.

 

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https://sputniknews.com/viral/201908191076587139-us-gun-mom-bikini-insta...

 

Maria Butina with gun:

guns

 

Mum with guns...

mum with guns

 

One has to know, that between 12 and 25 years of age, young people loose their senses — especially in regard to "responsibility". Having trained in handling guns (even "responsibly") this will eventually lead to a MAJOR CATASTROPHE for a few teenagers.


 

 

not mental as anything...

The United States is experiencing a public health epidemic of mass shootings and other forms of gun violence. A convenient response seems to be blaming mental illness; after all, “who in their right mind would do this?” This is utterly wrong. Mental illnesses, certainly severe mental illnesses, are not the major cause of mass shootings. It also is dangerously stigmatizing to people who suffer from these devastating disorders and can subject them to inappropriate restrictions. According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, the best estimates are that individuals with mental illnesses are responsible for less than 4% of all violent crimes in the United States, and less than a third of people who commit mass shootings are diagnosably mentally ill. Moreover, a large majority of individuals with mental illnesses are not at high risk for committing violent acts. Continuing to blame mental illness distracts from finding the real causes of mass shootings and addressing them directly.


Mental illness is, regrettably, a rather loosely defined and loosely used term, and this contributes to the problem. According to the American Psychiatric Association, “Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behavior…associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities.” That broad definition can arguably be applied to many life stresses and situations. However, what most people likely mean when they attribute mass shootings to mental illness are what mental health professionals call “serious or severe mental illnesses,” such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression. Other frequently cited causes of mass shootings—hate, employee disgruntlement, being disaffected with society or disappointed with one's life—are not defined clinically as serious mental illnesses themselves. And because they have not been studied systematically, we do not know if these purported other causes really apply, let alone what to do about them if true.

 

Unfortunately, it has been difficult to determine precisely the causes of mass shootings and the appropriate approaches to preventing them, largely because of a dearth of public funding for this line of research. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had historically been the major funder of the public health aspects of firearm-related violence research, and much was being learned. But in 1996, Congress passed the so-called “Dickey Amendment” to the appropriations bill for the CDC, which was interpreted by the agency as prohibiting support for any firearm-related studies, and therefore the agency stopped funding this research. Although agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation have devoted small amounts to studies related to firearm violence, Congressional actions over the last few years have discouraged such investment, and both agencies have virtually stopped funding that kind of work.


There is now a new opportunity to apply science to the problem of mass shootings. In June 2019, the funding bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives included $50 million for the Department of Health and Human Services, split between the NIH and CDC, to support research on firearm violence. It is not a lot of money, given the scope of the problem, but surely a start. The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council (now parts of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) laid out a detailed research agenda in 2013 for investigating firearm-related violence that could easily be updated. The Senate and the White House should agree to this funding bill, and the country should stop scapegoating people who suffer from mental illnesses and get on with determining the real causes of mass shootings.


Stop blaming mental illness

Alan I. Leshner

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Science  16 Aug 2019:

Vol. 365, Issue 6454, pp. 623

DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz0997

 

 

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men in black...

An outspoken CEO known for rocking the boat resigned Thursday after the fallout from his romantic relationship with a Russian spy proved too much for investors to bear.

Patrick Byrne, the head of discount furniture seller Overstock.com, resigned Thursday — 10 days after he confirmed he’d been romantically involved with convicted Russian spy Maria Butina and that the relationship led to his involvement in the FBI’s probes of Russia and Hillary Clinton.

“Though patriotic Americans are writing me in support, my presence may affect and complicate all manner of business relationships,” Byrne wrote Thursday. “Thus, while I believe that I did what was necessary for the good of the country, for the good of the firm, I am in the sad position of having to sever ties with Overstock, both as CEO and board member.”

The road to Byrne’s resignation started on Aug. 12 when Byrne’s Overstock confirmed the accuracy of two articles by Fox News contributor Sara Carter.

One article focused on Byrne’s relationship with Butina, the Russian gun-rights activist who is serving an 18-month sentence for seeking to influence US policy on behalf of Russia. The other article said Byrne assisted the FBI with its probes into Clinton and Russia.

“In fact, I am the notorious ‘missing Chapter 1’ of the Russian investigation,” Byrne cryptically declared in Overstock’s Aug. 12 statement.

He also referred to law enforcement in his statement as “Men in Black,” and suggested that the federal probes were a farce, saying it “turned out to be less about law enforcement and more about political espionage conducted against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (and to a lesser degree, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz).”

Investors balked — sending shares of Overstock down 36 percent over the next two days as investors processed Byrne’s moonlighting endeavors at the center of what MarketWatch described as “an insane Russian-spy drama.”

 

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https://nypost.com/2019/08/22/overstock-ceo-resigns-after-admitting-ties...

 

Note Maria Butina ISN'T A RUSSIAN SPY... nor is she in prison for "for seeking to influence US policy on behalf of Russia.".

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another fake dot in the pattern of russiagate...

Revelations by former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne about ‘Russian agent’ Maria Butina are yet another dot in the pattern of behavior by US intelligence agencies who were involved in the ‘Russiagate’ conspiracy.

Butina is the Russian pro-gun activist who after months of solitary confinement confessed to being an “unregistered foreign agent” in 2016. To federal prosecutors and the media, her involvement with the US gun lobby and Republican circles during the early days of the Trump campaign seemed like evidence that Moscow was sending agents to “meddle” in the US. 

Prosecutors even falsely accused Butina of using “sex in exchange for a position within a special interest organization,” and the media lapped it up, regurgitating every Cold War spy fiction trope they could in sensationalist headlines.

“Sex and schmoozing are common Russian spy tactics. Publicity makes Maria Butina different,” read a USA Today banner last year. ABC News described her as a “Real life ‘Red Sparrow’,” a reference to a graphic ‘Soviet sexpionage' novel adapted into a gruesome movie.

 

 

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https://www.rt.com/usa/467174-byrne-butina-russiagate-sater/

 

 

 

 

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free...

In an exclusive interview with RT, Russian gun activist Maria Butina recalled the ordeals of her prison term in the US. While not rubber stamping the country as bad, she argued the justice system is broken.

Describing the conditions she faced during her months-long detention, Butina said that being placed in solitary confinement was “the most terrifying experience” of her life.

It’s very difficult when you have this little cell, very cold, just concrete and iron… Later I learned that by the United Nations, this is considered to be torture. Because it is torture… I still don’t understand why it was necessary. I guess they were trying to break my will. 

However, that did not make any sense, Butina explained, sinсe she "didn’t have any secrets." 

"I was just a student, believing in peace-building between the two countries."

She talked about how the outpouring of support from Russians helped keep her sane, and that she struggled to find the time to respond to the flood of letters she received.

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https://www.rt.com/news/471923-maria-butina-intv-rt-prison/

 

 

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humiliated slaves...

'Guard said he’d ‘f**k each and every one of us’ – released gun activist Butina recalls humiliation in US prison...The US penal system takes lives away from female inmates and turns them into constantly humiliated slaves, Maria Butina, who returned to Russia after spending more than a year in an American prison, said.

Butina, who was charged with failing to properly register as a foreign agent, spent a month in solitary confinement before pleading guilty to the charges. The Russian said she only did it because she knew that her persecution was politically motivated and a fair trial was impossible.

“The worst thing is the US Marshals Services where they humiliate you; forbid you from going to the toilet for 16 hours; deny you water or food,” Butina said as she talked to RT and Sputnik news agency on a plane that was taking her from the US back to Moscow. After that a low-security prison in Tallahassee, Florida seemed like “paradise” for her as she was allowed to go for walks and got a lot better rations.

I was just a stack of bones,” she recalled, but daily jogging and other exercises helped a lot. “I had problems with my memory, but it returned to me. My eyesight also improved.”

However, it’s still a very tough environment where humiliation of inmates is widespread as some officers treat prisoners “absolutely terribly.”

Butina recalled that just one day before she was to be released, a guard, who became unhappy with how the prisoners were executing their duties in the kitchen, warned them: "If you will do that again I will f**k each and every one of you."

When a guard is cursing at you in the most obscene words possible… It just shouldn’t be like that. We’re women after all.

At first, the relations with fellow inmates were “tense” after she was transferred from Alexandria to a correctional facility in Tallahassee because “everybody watched the news” where she was portrayed as a villain, the 30-year-old recalled.

But that changed quickly when people got to know her. The activist said that a newspaper article in her defense was also passed on inside the prison and after some time “even some guards were telling me: ‘It seems that they lied to us on this one.’”

 

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https://www.rt.com/news/471947-butina-us-prison-russia/

 

 

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hollywood cliches served as proof of guilt...

Accused of spying and jailed in the US, Russian student and gun rights activist Maria Butina has told RT about her ordeal, from staring down a dozen armed FBI agents at her door to how Hollywood cliches served as proof of guilt.

Arrested in July 2018, Butina spent eight months in custody, most of it in solitary confinement, before eventually pleading guilty in December. Meanwhile US media telling juicy stories about her that later proved false. 

“They just took some Hollywood clichés and made me the scapegoat,” she said. “The color of my hair and my features served as proof of guilt. That’s the way it should be, because we see it this way in the movies.”

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https://www.rt.com/news/471950-butina-interview-exclusive-video/

 

 

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