~ “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
An old friend of mine has retired due to health reasons and has donated his entire antique and book inventory to VeterandsTales.org and our No Greater Love 15:134 Foundation.
It’s worth several thousand dollars, and all we have to do is bring buyers to eBay.
We could sure use even a part of that money, as we’re in the hole a little bit now.
As of this weekend, ALL the items have been reduced in price by half or more, to facilitate quick sale.
I met Pete when I moved to Richmond in 2000. He had a antique store, where he allowed me to display a lot of the historical items I brought from the old Soviet Bloc. He closed the store when his youngest son was diagnosed with cancer.
But he’s since maintained a good internet sales book business, all of which is available at the DesertPete4 sales site at eBay.com
Items you may be most interested in will be the many books, mostly non-fiction, military and political, quite a few bundled (Third Reich, Lincoln, Civil War, American History and Biographies,) as well as some really classical pieces, 18th and 17th Century, old religious texts, even Latin.
(6) Abraham Lincoln collection of books, incl NEAR FINE (LINK)
All the military and historic items imported by me, a lot of military and Soviet Bloc political posters, some iconic, such as the RPG training posters, several art sets, Lenin wall plaques and medallions, M-62 tank, trophies, military photos, and some extraordinary political paper. (Pete still has over 100 military posters that he hadn’t photographed. I’ll do that later this Fall.)
Thanks to our sponsor, Mike Collins, veteran of the Vietnam and the 11th Infantry Brigade, this speech by Ronald Reagan will become the home banner of our home website, VeteransUSA 15:13 Foundation, once we raise the money to finish the legal work. In progress.
Editor’s Note: If you’d like to become a sponsor of Veterans’ Tales.org, please contact VT through the contact page here.
UPDATE: The following tweet is circulating on Twitter. No idea if it is rumor or fact. It is 4:49 a.m. and I need a nap. Please feel free to update in comments section if you hear of anything. Thank you.
The letter which states, “While we support electoral reforms, including how the vote is counted, we do not support the current recount being undertaken by Jill Stein” was signed by leading members of the Green Party, all of whom are opposed to the recount and Stein’s alliance (although denied) with “two capitalist parties” that serve the interests of the wealthy” (in this instance, the Democratic Party); namely, the DNC and Hillary Clinton.
…That is why it is imperative that the Green Party is independent of those parties. We stay independent to give people an alternative to the corruption of two money-based parties. Greens reject donations from corporations and their political action committees to ensure we are accountable to the people and so that the people’s agenda is not superseded by the corporate agenda….
While we support electoral reforms, including how the vote is counted, we do not support the current recount being undertaken by Jill Stein.
The decision to pursue a recount was not made in a democratic or a strategic way, nor did it respect the established decision making processes and structures of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS)….
[Flowers also included a link to google drive for those who wished the sign and/or share the letter.]
Actions that cannot be reversed.
Stein and the Green Party will be forever tainted, concerns of which Stein’s running mate, Alamo Baraka expressed with the Green Party presidential candidate. Baraka, according to his Facebook post, for reasons that he does not care to make public does not share Stein’s position on the hand recount of electoral votes in PA, MI and WI.
I believe that Dr. Stein sincerely believed that she had an obligation, grounded in her commitment to the principle of election integrity, to mount a challenge to the results in those three states. And while I don’t share that position for reasons that I am not going to try and elaborate on here on Facebook, the notion that her decision was made for any other reason than that is a position that I cannot support. There are many in and outside of the Green Party who support the campaign’s decision to call for a recount. But there are also many Green Party activists and supporters who are opposed to that decision.
It is unfortunate that after waging a courageous campaign to build an independent, principled political opposition to the two racist, capitalist/imperialist parties, the recount effort has resulted in serious questions regarding the motivations of the recount that threatens to damage the standing and reputation of the Green party, its supporters, and activists.
While the above disavowal of Stein’s recount efforts in collusion with Hillary Clinton is officially on record, not only are donations continuing to pour in to the party at Jill2016 #Recount2016, Stein has raised the ceiling of her fundraising goal (again) from $7,000,000 to $9,500,000.
According to the website, the state of Wisconsin has increased the “initial estimate” of its recount filing fee from $1.1 million to $3.5 million. See screenshots below.
As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, 11/29/2016, the goal was $7,000,000:
My last check was 3:30 a.m., 11/30/2016, goal now raised to $9,500,000.
The language on the website had also been changed (a) reflecting the reason for increasing the ceiling and new cost estimates (which are probably not final). See screenshots below:
Regardless of the reason for steadily raising the $$$$ goal, To quote Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, “Apparently, the more money she raises the more expensive the recount effort becomes.”
Besides the question as to who exactly the “130,000 small donors” are, Stein must be aware that the optics are bad and while everyone is entitled to their own opinions on the collusion of Stein/Clinton calling for a hand recount in the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, one is always reminded that there is malicious intent to everything remotely connected to Hillary Clinton.
Worse than the optics are Stein’s talking points. They do not hold water.
And as to why Stein would cast her lot with Clinton there by selling her soul and that of the Green Party along with it is besides me.
From Clinton’s perch over the swamp, this grimy politician could care less. To her, Stein and the Greens are nothing more than collateral damage to be stepped on and over as she plots her rise back to the top. Soros and her foreign donors demand as much.
“It’s been a long night and it’s been a long campaign but I can say, uh, we can wait a little longer, can’t we? There still counting votes and every vote should count….She has done an amazing job and she is not done yet.”
John Podesta, Hillary Clinton Campaign Mgr.,
Jacob Javits Center, NYC 11/09/2016
The above words were spoken by John Podesta on the morning of November 9, 2016 after the presidential election was called for now President-elect, Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton would not concede until late Wednesday morning and supposedly after Barack Obama told Clinton, “you need to concede.”
Since then Obama’s/the DNC’s civilian army of useful idiots have unleashed chaos, violence and destruction of property on the streets of the Unite States while the elite’s media propagandists question the sanity of American voters electing Donald Trump rather than look within. Progressives at the same time refuse to admit that the chaos and division brought about by eight years of an Obama White House and months of attacks from the Clinton camp only offered Americans more of the same.
On Friday, Green Party presidential candidate, Jill Stein, who for months trashed Clinton and Reform Party presidential candidate, Rocky De La Fuente both filed for a recount of the presidential votes in Wisconsin. Wisconsin and any other state that involved in the recounting of votes have until December 13th. In Wisconsin, 2.9 million votes must be recounted with 10 electoral votes up for grabs.
There are plans to file for a recounting in Pennsylvania whose deadline to file is Monday, and Michigan whose deadline to file for a recount of presidential votes is Wednesday.
Last week, Jill Stein who only raised $3.5 million during the who presidential campaign last week went on a fundraising blitz during which she mysteriously raised as of this posting, $6,016,162 out of her $7,000,000 goal in a matter of days needed to file for recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. So far, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania is covered. Stein is reported to have raised $3 million in one day. [Source: Jill #Recount2016]
Despite there not being any proof (beneficial to Progressives) of voter fraud, David Cobb, Stein’s campaign manager stated that “The recount was not filed in order to change the election outcome, which is unlikely, nor to favor any one candidate. We are pursuing this recount to verify the integrity of the election result…”
With the help of global elites, Stein who in the past week raised twice as much in a matter of days than she did during the entire presidential campaign by bedding down with those have no integrity has proven that she is up for sale and will have no problem reaching her goal which explains the news that broke Saturday afternoon from Marc Elias, legal counsel to Clinton’s campaign that the Clinton team will collaborate with Stein in the recount efforts to steal an election called nearly three weeks ago from President-elect, Donald Trump.
Listening and Responding To Calls for an Audit and Recount
..Over the last few days, officials in the Clinton campaign have received hundreds of messages, emails, and calls urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Secretary Clinton. The concerns have arisen, in particular, with respect to Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — three states that together proved decisive in this presidential election and where the combined margin of victory for Donald Trump was merely 107,000 votes.…
Because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves, but now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides.If Jill Stein follows through as she has promised and pursues recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan, we will take the same approach in those states as well. We do so fully aware that the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states — Michigan — well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount. But regardless of the potential to change the outcome in any of the states, we feel it is important, on principle, to ensure our campaign is legally represented in any court proceedings and represented on the ground in order to monitor the recount process itself….
Progressives and their media propagandists are blaming the Russians and “fake news” for the Trump victory. After all, it could not have been fed up Americans who suffered under the past eight years of Barack Obama’s policies. Speaking of which, White House talking points are that the Obama administration is opposed to the recounts. Yeah right.
The lies just keep on coming and as stated by John Podesta in the Jacob Javits Center in NYC, “…we can wait a little longer, can’t we? They’re still counting votes and every vote should count.…She has done an amazing job and she is not done yet.…,” the final endgame is to convince the electors by hook or by crook not to vote for Donald Trump, i.e., to steal the election from the President-elect.
“Every vote should count” meaning, 6.9 million illegal aliens who voted, dead voters, ballots stuffed and newly found votes that will mysteriously pop up where necessary. Progressives are not done yet. Brace yourself, America. Brace yourself.
Whatever happens, Jill Stein, is the pawn. Her job was to light the match. The Clinton campaign will take it from there pouring fuel on the fire to keep it burning.
In the end, having gladly cast her lot and learning nothing from Bernie Sanders (but then Sanders sold out as well), Stein who has $.5 million left over from the campaign will take the fall.
On Stein’s fundraising page, there appears to be a fuzzy math thing going on. According to Law Newz,“What’s even stranger is that she seems to be tinkering with some of the language on her website about the likelihood of a recount. ..” And I thought it was the conspiracy theorist in me. “And interestingly, as more donations started pouring in over the holiday, Stein moved her total fundraising goal to $7 million. She originally had a goal of $2.5 million. She also upped the amount she will need for lawyer’s fees….”
While Stein’s latest goal is $7 million to be put toward a recount which is not guaranteed?
The language to the petition as of November 23rd as follows:
If we raise more than what’s needed, the surplus will also go toward election integrity efforts and to promote voting system reform. This is what we did with our surplus in 2004.
And from another angle.
Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge, has screenshots of Stein’s evolving fundraising page which speaks for itself:
Just yesterday we noted that Jill Stein was acting on behalf of Hillary Clinton to raise money for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. As we noted then, we continue to be astonished by the amount of money flowing into the fundraising campaign and would love to see which of Hillary’s mega donors have spent the most on the effort…somehow we suspect this isn’t just a “grassroots organizing” effort as Stein described it.…
But, today a new mystery has emerged in Stein’s fundraising efforts. Apparently, the more money she raises the more expensive the recount effort becomes. Courtesy of the Wayback Machine we have the following snapshots from her fundraising page over the past couple of days:
As noted last night by Judge Jeaniine Pirro and Paul Joseph Watson on his YouTube page, recounts are only being called for in state’s won by the President-elect.
I predict that everyone reporting the nefarious deeds by Progressives over the coming weeks to deny the President-elect that which he has legally won and earned will be labeled “fake news” sites. The left is counting on stupid American voters not to recognize what is happening before them.
Shame on the Congressional Communist brigade for their attempts to fundamentally transform the 2016 presidential election into a Civil Rights movement. And shame on the members of the Communist Black Caucus who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hillary Clinton spoke on the urgency of addressing drug abuse problems in the United States and also the need to reform the criminal justice system.
‘I have to tell you, I didn’t expect to be talking about [substance abuse] in my presidential campaign,’ Clinton said in private remarks at a fundraiser in New York last week. ‘In 2013, we had more deaths by overdoses than we did with car accidents….’
Clinton’s attendance at the fundraiser of a convicted drug felon puts on display two things:
First, Progressives have no moral compass.
Second, the hypocrisy and double standard of Progressives who call for fair treatment, equality and leveling the playing field for the poor across the board.
The son of a former vice presidential candidate with friends in high places walked away with a four-month sentence that he served from a luxury apartment, 300 hours of community service and a $1,500 fine.
Due to the uproar that followed the sentence aka a walk in the park, Zaccaro, who was not a small time drug dealer, did not serve the “full four months of house arrest due to good behavior.”
Then 22 year old undercover police officer, Laura Manning, testified at the trial that when she went to make the drug purchase, Zaccaro pulled out “from under his couch a tray that contained about 15 packets of cocaine marked in¼-,½-and one-gram designations….”
Several electronic scales and other equipment often used by drug dealers were also found on the premises.
If Zaccaro who clearly received special treatment were a Black, Hispanic or poor white male arrested for the same offense, the system would have thrown the book at him.
Earlier this year when speaking on the death at a Columbia University forum on the criminal justice system, Clinton stated,
We have allowed our criminal justice system to get out of balance…. We need to restore balance to our criminal justice system….
Clinton not referring in her speech to “the pharmacist” was talking about the incarceration of Black males.
There is something profoundly wrong when African American men are still far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes, and sentenced to longer prison terms than are meted out to their white counterparts….
…They do have to be in some way registered in the criminal justice system, but we don’t want that to be a fast track to long-term criminal activity, we don’t want to create another ‘incarceration generation….’
Clinton is OUT OF TOUCH. Her remark will be seen by Black America as one of the problems since Black males starting at around the age of 13 (maybe younger these days because of gangs) suddenly find themselves in the site lines of the police state.
Don’t get nervous, I am not embarking on a Progressive rant.
What Clinton is advocating has been in place for as far back as most Blacks remember. It is called CARDING. My grandmother warned her sons, my mother warned my brother and I spoke to my son about his activities, rights, wrongs and CARDING made obtainable through commission of the most minor infraction by an individual.
While Progressives decry the incarceration of Black males, none will discuss CARDING but that’s another post.
END OF SIDEBAR
….I’ve been encouraged to see changes that I supported as Senator to reduce the unjust federal sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine crimes finally become law.
And last year, the Sentencing Commission reduced recommended prison terms for some drug crimes….
Clinton who mentioned her awareness of the issue as a young attorney declared, “we don’t want to create another ‘incarceration generation;” however, CARDING and mass incarceration of the Black male for whatever reason was put into overdrive by hubby, BILL CLINTON, i.e., POTUS42.
It is Bill Clinton and Democrats who passed the “Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994” thereby bringing about the mass incarceration of “a generation of black men” referred to by Hillary as the “incarceration generation,” and the subject of which I will revisit at a later date should Clinton become the candidate of choice for the left.