Market Crashes to “Correct” Trump’s Memo Wrongthink – The Real Deep State Flexes It’s Muscle

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Oh look. This morning they are saying it’s… a correction

“Stock market analysts believe the stock market is long overdue for a 5% pullback or even a 10% correction.” CNN Money

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) closed today down 1,175 points after rallying back from being down 1,600 points.

This is the biggest single day loss in history but it gets worse. On Friday the DOW dropped 666 points as a kind of a precursor to today. That’s a loss of 1,841 points in two business days. That’s a lot.

Especially when you consider the previous worse day was in Sept. of 2008 when the DOW flash-crashed 777 points because congress dared to do what the American people wanted them to do… deny giving Wall Street their first of many bailouts for crashing our economy.

“Monday’s sell-off surpassed a 777.68 points drop on the Dow Jones on 29 September 2008 when Congress rebuffed a $700bn bank bailout plan following the collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers earlier that month.” BBC

666? 777? Seem a little like a coincidence to anyone else?

There are a couple things going on right now which might explain this development.

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The Nunes Memo and FISA Section 702: The Nunes Conundrum

While folks clamor to #ReleaseTheMemo , Devin Nunes’ “fix” to FISA Section 702 is anything but. As the official government (the ELECTED government) is shut down, the Deep State wins again.

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Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection

by Kiera Feldman, from ProPublica

Shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent November night, a garbage truck with a New York Yankees decal on the side sped through a red light on an empty street in the Bronx. The two workers aboard were running late. Before long, they would start getting calls from their boss. “Where are you on the route? Hurry up, it shouldn’t take this long.” Theirs was one of 133 garbage trucks owned by Action Carting, the largest waste company in New York City, which picks up the garbage and recycling from 16,700 businesses.

Going 20 miles per hour above the city’s 25 mph limit, the Action truck ran another red light with a worker, called a “helper,” hanging off the back. Just a few miles away the week before, another man had died in the middle of the night beneath the wheels of another company’s garbage truck. The Action truck began driving on the wrong side of the road in preparation for the next stop. The workers were racing to pick up as much garbage as possible before dawn arrived and the streets filled with slow traffic. “This route should take you twelve hours,” the boss often told them. “It shouldn’t take you fourteen hours.”

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The Real Future of Work

by Danny Vinik, from Politico

In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Borland had worked there for the past 13 years as a medical transcriptionist, typing up doctors’ audio recordings into written reports. The hospital occasionally held meetings in the auditorium, so it seemed like any other morning.

The news she heard came as a shock: A UPMC representative stood in front of the group and told them their jobs were being outsourced to a contractor in Massachusetts. The representative told them it wouldn’t be a big change, since the contractor, Nuance Communications, would rehire them all for the exact same position and the same hourly pay. There would just be a different name on their paychecks.

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Peter Kuznick: Three False Myths Americans Believe

American University professor, Peter Kuznick, destroys the WWII myths that have underscored US foreign policy since 1945. Peter co-authored The Untold History of the United States with Oliver Stone.

The Larger Constitutional Issues At Play in the Alex Wubbels Case

If we don’t hold police departments and officers accountable when they treat the least of our society as if they have no constitutional rights it is inevitable they will end up treating everyone the same way. And this case is simply a glimpse into that disturbing truth.

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Arrest of University Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels (Thank God Trump is Giving These Guys Grenade Launchers. WCPGW?)

by Scott Creighton

So basically the story here goes something like this:

the Salt Lake City Police Department got into a high speed chase with a suspect of some kind who was driving a truck. That truck wrecked into another truck and the suspect died at the site. The innocent victim in the second truck, collateral damage as it were, was severely burned and fell into a coma before being transported to the hospital. Upon the police getting there to said hospital, Detective Jeff Payne of the department’s blood draw unit demanded he be allowed to draw blood from the comatose innocent victim of the crash… I suppose so he couldn’t later sue the Salt Lake City Police Department for wrongful injury. You see, if Det. Payne had gotten a hold of the victim’s blood, then he could run off and run his own ‘special test’ and determine the guy was under the influence and therefore NOT ENTITLED TO SUE THE DEPARTMENT.

Nurse Alex Wubbels was the head nurse in charge at the ER that day and she told Det. Fascist “no” he couldn’t take this VICTIM”S blood so he could do his “special test” to it and “find” the victim was under the influence.

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