Podcast – Workplace Violence and Misclassification (Double ouch!)

The Retro Lounge Podcast Series
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Original air date: July 23, 2008 – Jim starts off with shocking news about workplace violence, but is more shocked that its not uncommon. Karen rants about how easy it is to get a gun and bring it to the workplace. Did you know that sooo many companies misclassify Recruiters? And if you signed a contract that said you could not work in your field for a period of time, would that be a legally binding document? Umm… not so much. Tune in to another exciting episode of The Recruiters Lounge podcast. 

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Podcast – Who won the 2020 presidential election?

You can divide the USA down the middle by asking one question, “Who won the 2020 presidential election?” Depending on your answer, you are demonized at worst, considered duped by the media at best or somewhere in between. There are a lot of memes and “Facebook facts” abounding about the election but few back up their stance with a PhD level analysis of the facts. One who did was Dr. Peter Navarro. I’ll be talking about him and his very famous report series in this episode. 

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Podcast Transcript

You can divide the USA down the middle by asking one question, “Who won the election?” Depending on your answer, you are demonized at worst, considered duped by the media at best or somewhere in between.

There are a lot of memes and “Facebook facts” abounding about the election but few back up their stance with a PhD level analysis of the facts. One who did was Dr. Peter Navarro. I’ll be talking about him and his very famous report series, right after this.

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Dr. Peter Navarro received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and is a professor emeritus of economics and public policy at the University of California, Irvine. You might have seen him on CNBC, Fox Business, the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and the CBS News, including 60 Minutes. (He’s a big deal.) He presently works in the Whitehouse as the Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy (OTMP), an office established by President Trump to defend and serve American workers and domestic manufacturers.

As a private citizen, Dr. Peter Navarro did his homework on the election. So much so, he wrote 3 volumes of reports based on what he observed. Agree or disagree with his findings, one must admit that he did his homework and that his evidence is compelling.  

His first report, “The Immaculate Deception,” assessed the fairness and integrity of the 2020 Presidential Election by identifying and assessing six key dimensions of alleged election irregularities. These irregularities included: outright fraud, ballot mishandling, a wide range of process fouls, multiple violations of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, voting machine irregularities, and statistical anomalies. Here are some quotes from that report.

Quote #1

In a voter fraud context, bribery refers to the corrupt solicitation, acceptance, or transfer of value in exchange for official action, such as voter registration or voting for a preferred candidate.12 At least in Nevada, there is a slam dunk case that such bribery occurred. What is so stunning about the Nevada case is the brazen disregard for our federal bribery laws. In the Silver State, in an effort orchestrated by the Biden campaign, Native Americans appear to have traded their votes not for pieces of silver but rather for Visa gift cards, jewelry, and other “swag.”13 According to the Epoch Times, such vote buying schemes also may have occurred in eight other states, including Arizona and Wisconsin.

Quote #2

Arguably the most flagrant example of possible fake ballot manufacturing on behalf of Joe Biden may have occurred at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The possible perpetrators were caught in flagrante delicto on surveillance video. In one version of this story, poll watchers and observers as well as the media were asked to leave in the middle of the night after a suspicious water leak. Once the room was cleared, several election officials pulled out large boxes of ballots from underneath a draped table. They then proceeded to tabulate a quantity of fake manufactured ballots estimated to be in the range of tens of thousands. 17 Note that a large surge in Biden votes following the tabulation of these ballots can be clearly observed after these votes were processed.18 Despite what appears to be damning evidence of a possible crime, a spate of stories appeared across the anti-Trump media diaspora dismissing any concerns. According to these whitewash stories, these were regular and authorized ballot boxes, observers in the media were not asked to leave but simply left on their own.

Quote #3

Indefinitely confined voters are those voters unable to vote in person because of old age or some disability. There are two types of possible abuses associated with such indefinitely confined voters. The first kind of abuse involves exploiting the elderly or the infirm by effectively hijacking their identities and votes. For example, in Georgia, the family of an elderly man in a nursing home facility discovered that a mail-in ballot had been requested and submitted under his voter registration identity, yet it was done without his consent.

 In a similar situation in Pennsylvania, two parents and their daughter who has Downs Syndrome went to vote in person and discovered that a mail-in ballot had both been requested and submitted for the daughter without her consent. The second kind of indefinitely confined voter abuse is far more consequential, at least in the state of Wisconsin. The key allegation here in several court filings is that “bad-faith voters” registering as “indefinitely confined” intentionally broke “Wisconsin election law to circumvent election integrity photo identification requirements.” In a nutshell, they were able to vote without showing a voter identification photo and therefore underwent a far less rigorous I.D. check than would otherwise have been conducted.

This abuse happened, according to one press account, after “clerks in Dane and Milwaukee counties offered illegal advice that encouraged individuals to use indefinite confinement as a way to ignore the state’s photo I.D. requirement.” The Trump side has called this correctly an open invitation to fraud; and stories and pictures abound of Wisconsin voters who registered as indefinitely confined but were seen also attending weddings, riding their bikes, going on vacation, and otherwise be anything but confined.

Bribery.

Fake ballot manufacturing.

Exploiting the elderly by hijacking their identities and stealing their votes

All of that was documented in volume 1 of Dr. Peter Navarro’s report series – “The Immaculate Deception.”

He followed that up with volume 2 in his report series – “The Art of the Steal.” Here’s just one quote from that report.

The practical result of the Democrat Party’s two-pronged Grand “Stuff the Ballot Box” Strategy was to flood the six key battleground states with enough illegal absentee and mail-in ballots to turn a decisive Trump victory into a narrow alleged Biden “victory.” Key political operatives assisting the Democrat Party included Wall Street oligarch George Soros, Silicon Valley oligarch and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Marc Elias, former Hillary Clinton Campaign General Counsel and one of the alleged architects and financial conduits for Fusion GPS and the Russia Hoax designed to topple a duly-elected President.

Soros money helped fund efforts to change election laws and rules through instruments such as referenda. Soros and his network of organizations such as the political action committee “Secretary of State Project” also helped to elect puppet Secretaries of State in Michigan (Jocelyn Benson) and Pennsylvania (Kathy Boockvar) who would play instrumental roles in bending or breaking election rules and thereby advancing the Grand “Stuff the Ballot Box” Strategy. Zuckerberg money – nearly half a billion dollars – helped engineer what was effectively a hostile Democrat Party “public-private partnership” takeover of what should otherwise be a nonpartisan election process in key Democrat strongholds such as Wayne County, Michigan and Dane County, Wisconsin.

Useful idiots for the Democrat Party included Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp and Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger who entered into a Consent Decree that dramatically INCREASED the number of absentee and mail-in ballots while dramatically DECREASING the rejection rate of such ballots. Republican state legislators who voted for the bills that would help the Democrats advance its Grand Strategy likewise were unwitting dupes.

Dr. Navarro’s report series concluded with volume 3 entitled – “Yes, President Trump Won: The Case, Evidence, & Statistical Receipts.” In that report, he lays out a LOT of statistics in respect to the number of illegal votes in each battleground state.

When I read through those reports and considered the source, it was easy to think that the information offered is from a life long republican and now a heartened Trump supporter defending the President with a cult-like loyalty. However, I was wrong to even consider that because Dr. Peter Navarro used to be a Democrat with a deep respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton. In fact, he feuded with Republicans often and unsuccessfully ran for office multiple times. Interesting.

When Dr. Peter Navarro released his report, the criticism he received was not directed at his analysis per se. Instead, the media attacked him from violating “The Hatch Act.” To explain what that is, I will quote Marketwatch.

The Hatch Act prevents federal employees from engaging in political work while performing their official duties. The agency charged with enforcing the act said that Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office for Trade and Manufacturing Policy, used his position to influence the 2020 presidential election through his statements in television interviews and on social media.

“His comments were directed at undermining Mr. Biden’s presidential candidacy and persuading voters not to support him in the 2020 election,” the Office of Special Counsel report stated.

White House lawyers have asserted Navarro did not violate the Hatch Act because factual or policy statements do not constitute advocacy for or against a candidate, the report stated. They argued, for example, that Navarro’s statement about Biden “kowtowing to the Chinese” was acceptable for him to make in his official capacity.

When you go against the mainstream media narrative and leftist ideology (in general), you will be called all kinds of names and cancelled out of polite society. It is amazes me that only after Dr. Peter Navarro was associated with President Trump that he became an idiot in the eyes of the left. Prior to that, he was regularly seen in mainstream media and widely respected. As I said earlier in the podcast, Dr. Peter Novarro was regularly featured on CNBC, Fox Business, the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and the CBS News, including 60 Minutes. It sorts of reminds me of how the once revered and respected neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson was vilified when he ran as a Republican and later served in President Trump’s administration. But, I digress.

I searched and found a video where Dr. Peter Navarro defended his reporting. I would share it with you now but, YouTube took it down.

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So, who really won the election? Well…

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So, who really won the election? Well…

You can divide the USA down the middle by asking one question, “Who won the election?” Depending on your answer, you are demonized at worst, considered duped by the media at best or somewhere in between.

There are a lot of memes and “Facebook facts” abounding about the election but few back up their stance with a dispassionate PhD level analysis of the facts. One who did was Dr. Peter Navarro.

Dr. Peter Navarro received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and is a professor emeritus of economics and public policy at the University of California, Irvine. You might have seen him on CNBC, Fox Business, the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and the CBS News, including 60 Minutes. (He’s a big deal.) He presently works in the Whitehouse as the Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy (OTMP), an office established by President Trump to defend and serve American workers and domestic manufacturers.

As a private citizen, Dr. Peter Navarro did his homework on the election. So much so, he wrote 3 volumes on what he observed. Agree or disagree with his findings, one has to admit that he did his homework and his evidence is compelling. I link to each volume below.

Volume 1 of the Navarro Report, “The Immaculate Deception,” assessed the fairness and integrity of the 2020 Presidential Election by identifying and assessing six key dimensions of alleged election irregularities. These irregularities included: outright fraud, ballot mishandling, a wide range of process fouls, multiple violations of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, voting machine irregularities, and statistical anomalies.

Volume 2 of the Navarro Report, “The Art of the Steal,” examined the institutional genesis of the six types of election irregularities. One key finding: The Democrat Party efforts to strategically game the election process across the six battleground states began years before, and in many cases, shortly after President Trump was elected in 2016. A second key finding: the Democrat’s This gaming of the election process was implemented through a two-pronged Grand “Stuff the Ballot Box” Strategy designed to flood the six key battleground states with enough un-scrutinized and potentially illegal absentee and mail-in ballots to turn a decisive Trump victory into a narrow alleged Biden “win.” 

Volume 3 of the Navarro Report, “Yes President Trump Won,” is designed to serve as a capstone to what has been a comprehensive analysis of the question: Was the 2020 presidential election stolen from Donald J. Trump? In this report, we provide the most up-to-date statistical “receipts” with respect to the potential number of illegal votes in each battleground state. 

FYI, Navarro used to be a Democrat who admired Hillary Clinton, fought with Republicans and unsuccessfully ran for public office multiple times. When his reports were published he received criticism for violating the “Hatch Act.” To quote MarketWatch:

The Hatch Act prevents federal employees from engaging in political work while performing their official duties. The agency charged with enforcing the act said that Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office for Trade and Manufacturing Policy, used his position to influence the 2020 presidential election through his statements in television interviews and on social media.

“His comments were directed at undermining Mr. Biden’s presidential candidacy and persuading voters not to support him in the 2020 election,” the Office of Special Counsel report stated.

White House lawyers have asserted Navarro did not violate the Hatch Act because factual or policy statements do not constitute advocacy for or against a candidate, the report stated. They argued, for example, that Navarro’s statement about Biden “kowtowing to the Chinese” was acceptable for him to make in his official capacity.

When you go against the mainstream media narrative and leftist ideology, you will be called all kinds of names, to include liar, insane, his credentials satirized and idiot. It is amazes me that none of these adjectives were used to describe him prior to his work at the White House when he was regularly featured as an expert in mainstream news outlets. (Re-read the 3rd paragraph above.)

Some have tried to debunk his work whereas others defend it. You could’ve watched him stand up for his own work on YouTube but they deleted it. I would ask that you read his report for yourself and make up your own mind. Download the reports today because they may be censored off the web tomorrow. (And that’s not a joke.)

“My employer has made it clear … that being white … is the most important feature of me as a human” …

Critical race theory is evil. Resist it. Much respect to this woman for her courage. Methinks we will see more of this pushback going forward. Case in point.

This is why some people home school

In case you are considering homescholing, as if you have much choice these days, click here for some stats. And if you want more details on what the above tweet was about, click here for “Woke Elementary.”

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The worse is yet to come.

If you thought the censorship of conservatism on Twitter would subside anytime soon, you would be wrong. Thanks to the undercover journalism of Project Veritas we have insight from Twitter CEO himself – Jack Dorsey. Watch it before YouTube takes it down.

Hypocrisy, thy name is Amazon

Kudos to Newsbusters who posted this gem today.

Amazon terminated its contract with free speech platform Parler for “violent content on your website.” But Amazon itself deals with merchandise that advocates the death of all Republicans or specifically targets President Donald Trump. 

The Media Research Center found at least 204 examples of merchandise sold on Amazon that promoted violence, either toward President Donald Trump, Republicans or members of the police force. Riot gear, including tasers, brass knuckles and stun sticks were also sold. Some of these violent products included a flag with a graphic image of Trump blowing his brains out, a mug with the slogan “Where is Lee Harvey Oswald now that we really need him?” and a black T-shirt with a red slogan, “Kill All Republicans.” The shirt that urged the death of Republicans was even a sponsored listing on Amazon.

Umm… This is not good.

The Wall Street Journal reports

New York City apartment tenants are more than $1 billion in debt from missed rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey measuring the depth of the rent crisis brought on by Covid-19.

The debt figure is the most recent indicator that unemployment benefits and federal stimulus packages have so far been inadequate to alleviate the growing financial burden of missed rent payments across thousands of city households. Both landlord and tenant advocacy groups have lobbied heavily for more government rental assistance during the pandemic.

The Declassification has begun…

Days before President Trump is set to leave office, the White House has declassified a strategy document outlining this administration’s attempts to address China’s increasing global power. Last week, the Trump White House ordered the declassification of documents that otherwise would not have been available to the public for decades. News reports on the information, for instance, would not have become available until 2043. Declassified documents available HERE.

Also, more intelligence documents related to Obamagate will debut soon.

I wonder what else will drop next week?

Ihre Papiere, Bitte! (Your Papers, Please)

So, this is something I saw coming awhile ago. I was against it then and still against it now. Check out this quote from The Hill.

A coalition of health and technology organizations are working to develop a digital COVID-19 vaccination passport to allow businesses, airlines and countries to check if people have received the vaccine.

The Vaccination Credential Initiative, announced on Thursday, is formulating technology to confirm vaccinations in the likelihood that some governments will mandate people provide proof of their shots in order to enter the nation.

The organization hopes the technology will allow people to “demonstrate their health status to safely return to travel, work, school and life while protecting their data privacy.”

This is a source of great alarm or, it should be, once you consider that some people are diagnosed with Covid-19 AFTER getting vaccinated. As concerning as that is, the CDC is forecasting 90,000 Americans could die of Covid-19 in 3 weeks. Still, it could always be worse. Pray for the Brits who think that face masks are possibly forever. And if you refuse any face mask mandates, you might lose your banking privileges. Pretty scary. UK companies are already plotting no jab, no job rules for their employees.

Sigh.

It makes me long for a digital nomad lifestyle.

Oh, the irony of ironies is this.

China slams United States for Big Tech Censorship. Wow. You can’t make this stuff up. PM. reports:

Communist China’s state-run Global Times on Tuesday denounced Big Tech’s censorship of President Donald Trump as an exercise of “US digital hegemony,” demanding tech giants such as Twitter, Google, Apple, and Amazon to recognize the “sovereignty” of other nations in the cyberspace.

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No hearings. No witnesses. No problem.

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No hearings. No witnesses. No problem.

If you think about it, Congress impeached a President faster than Amazon could deliver a package (7 hours, give or take). This is truly remarkable because they did it on mob rule and mutual hatred that crossed the aisle. However, there is a problem. How can you impeach someone based on inciting insurrection when, evidence appears to the contrary? In a nutshell, the FBI warned of potential violence at the Capitol but for whatever reason, no one acted on that intelligence.

CNN reported on this.

NBC reported on this.

ABC reported on this.

Washington Post reported on this.

TMZ reported on the FBI zeroing on 10-15 Capitol Police who cleared a path for the rioters to enter the Capitol. And a whole lot more arrests are pending. And some Capitol Police said they wouldn’t be surprised if Congress members helped plan the attack.

So if multiple sources (and mainstream media sources at that) are reporting that the riots were pre-planned and not a spontaneous reaction to President Trump’s remarks, wouldn’t that mean they just ILLEGALLY impeached a President without a full investigation?

Legal processes and procedures are there for a reason and this could come back to haunt the left in a big way. If it happened to Trump then, why wouldn’t it possibly happen to Biden? Just sayin’…

Its good to be Gab

If you are not familiar with the social network Gab, check them out. Like (the temporarily down social network) Parler, its a proponent of free speech and patriotism abounds. Without a doubt, it is already a target of the left. The attacks against the platform will only have the unintended effect of causing them to grow. (They call that the Streisand effect.) Below is a comment from Gab CEO – Andrew Torba.

Did you know that the ADL called for a criminal investigation against Gab? To quote…

The January 6 attack at our nation’s Capitol was deliberate and coordinated. Individuals who broke the law must be held accountable, but we cannot ignore that social media platforms, like Gab, may well bear a measure of criminal responsibility for the attack as well. To the extent Gab intentionally served as a forum for people to plan, coordinate, engage in or otherwise facilitate the criminal activity that took place on January 6, a Department of Justice investigation is warranted.

By that measuring stick, Facebook should be investigated because not only are they a haven, their tools aid in recruiting members to those groups. And add Twitter to the list of social media companies that should be investigated and YouTube. But this is not a new problem, there have been academic studies on this kind of thing for years. I digress. Back to Gab.

When it comes to free speech in social media, Gab is the new sheriff in town and they wear the badge proudly. When not mixing it up with tech tyrants and the radical left, Gab is launching new products like Gab TV (a YouTube alternative) and a Gab phone.

If the 75+ million Trump voters flock to Gab and their ecosystem, the left loses a significant amount of influence and… money. Does this mean that the era of big tech companies is over? Not yet, but its coming.

Umm… Is there something you guys aren’t telling us?

So, this tweet was retweeted by the FCC yesterday.

Maybe its the tinfoil in my hat speaking but, what harm is it to store up a couple weeks worth of supplies. Umm… Just in case.

Unfortunately, I could do this all day.

Censorship? What censorship? Its all right-wing propaganda. Or, is it?

The Truth is In Here

Okay, this article on Mental Floss caused both of my eyebrows to bounce in disbelief. I quote…

As SYFY WIRE reports, an online database called The Black Vault recently posted the CIA’s entire collection of UFO documents online—free to download by anyone with an internet connection and a passion for unsolved alien mysteries. Though the CIA has been declassifying content piecemeal since the 1980s, it hasn’t always been so easy to access. 

Does anybody else hear the theme to the X-Files playing in their mind right now?

DNA as data storage

Visualize, if you will, a group of bacteria cells. They are kind of silly looking, when you get right down to it: shaped like a sphere or a pill, sometimes covered in tiny hairs or spikes. While technically alive, it is hard to imagine them as being particularly intelligent, much less capable of storing information like artificially intelligent machines such as computers. Curiously, that’s exactly what a group of researchers just did: edited DNA inside individual bacteria cells in order to store digital data. Read the details here.

Wow. I wonder if this technology could be used in vaccines and rewrite your DNA in some way. Nah, I’m talking crazy.

Millennials are too young to know this

Any person who simply walked the halls of the US Capitol Building during last week’s protest is being labeled a “domestic terrorist” by the American establishment. However, in 1983, a pair of left-wing terrorists detonated a bomb in the U.S. Capitol Building only for the two criminals to be pardoned on behalf of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and then-President Bill Clinton.

So, why is that relevant today? (Beyond comparing it to recent Capitol riots, I mean.)

Susan Rosenberg sat on the board of directors of Thousand Currents, an organization which handles fundraising for the Black Lives Matter Global Network.

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