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Sunday, 28th June 2o2o
WHO'S IN CONTROL?


To this day, we still don't know what was discussed at that infamous Helsinski 2018 Summit meeting between the person pretending to be an American president and the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

That press conference afterwards was unlike anything anyone has ever seen.

Some intriguing written commentary posted by someone on Twitter last year claiming to be a body language expert; here is what he deduced from his perspective:






Body Language Analysis No. 4327: trunk and Putin just prior to Helsinki 2018 Press Conference - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence





This image (and the following close-ups) show trunk and Vladimir Putin just prior to beginning their joint press conference during last week's Helsinki 2018 Summit.


It is only an instant in time - but from a nonverbal perspective, it's very telling (see below for other, more comprehensive analyses of this same presser).

Look at the overall posture of each man.

Putin's spine is upright - perpendicular to the floor with his shoulders relaxed and squared.



Holding notes, his hands and arms are flexed with mild activity.

His body looks relaxed, ready, and confident.

trunk's arms should not be resting at his sides in this moment - for it gives him the appearance of an enlisted man, standing at attention (or a subordinate facing reprimand).


trunk also forgot to button his suit-jacket (or prefers it).

In this setting, such casualness elevates President Putin (making him look athletic, classy, and assertive) and diminishes trunk.

It also accentuates their age difference (the Russian is 65 and the American is 72).

Putin's posture projects health, vigor, and dominance - while trunk's configuration conveys a tired, stressed, and submissive emotional tone.

trunk's head, neck, & eyes are all directed downward during this crucial entrance onto what is, very much, the World Stage.



The expression on trunk's face is projecting anxiety & low confidence.


trunk is preoccupied.


He's not fully present - he's not 'in the moment'.


President Putin's expression projects a smug confidence.



He knows he's 'already won' before the first word is spoken.

Vladimir Putin looks like he wrote the script - while trunk looks worried, shocked, acquiescing - as if he's trying to remember his lines.



SUMMARY: trunk's nonverbal behavior in this pre-presser moment is worried, tired, and subservient - while Putin is confident, relaxed, and dominant.












See the difference?
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Monday, 6th July 2o2o
Supreme Court rules states can bind presidential electors’ votes
by Associated Press




(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College.

The ruling, just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia that bind electors to vote for the popular-vote winner, and electors almost always do so anyway.

The issue arose in lawsuits filed by three Hillary Clinton electors in Washington state and one in Colorado who refused to vote for her despite her popular vote win in both states.

In so doing, they hoped to persuade enough electors in states won by trunk to choose someone else and deny trunk the presidency.

The federal appeals court in Denver ruled that electors can vote as they please, rejecting arguments that they must choose the popular-vote winner.


In Washington, the state Supreme Court upheld a $1,000 fine against the three electors and rejected their claims.

In all, there were 10 faithless electors in 2016, including a fourth in Washington, a Democratic elector in Hawaii and two Republican electors in Texas.

In addition, Democratic electors who said they would not vote for Secretary of State Clinton were replaced in Maine and Minnesota.


The closest Electoral College margin in recent years was in 2000, when Republican George W. Bush received 271 votes to 266 for Democrat Al Gore.

One elector from Washington, D.C., left her ballot blank.


The Supreme Court played a decisive role in that election, ending a recount in Florida, where Bush held a 537-vote margin out of 6 million ballots cast.

The justices scheduled separate arguments in the Washington and Colorado cases after Justice Sonia Sotomayor belatedly removed herself from the Colorado case because she knows one of the plaintiffs.

In asking the Supreme Court to rule that states can require electors to vote for the state winner, Colorado had urged the justices not to wait until “the heat of a close presidential election.”










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Tuesday, 18th August 2o2o


The scorecard thus far.


43% approve of Individual-1’s job performance, new @ABCNews/WaPo poll finds.

He remains the only unqualified game show host pretending to be an American president in modern polling never to reach majority approval, with the lowest career average approval on record.

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Sunday, 11th October 2o2o



In The History of Symbolism of Insects in Western Art, the fly represents the symbol of rot, wasting away, decay, melancholia, death.

A fly hoovering over a church official or noble indicates disfavor with the king, or corruption and dereliction of duty.

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It is because of this habit that the fly is associated with pernicious influences, with demons, and with disease and plague.

Flies are symbols of supernatural power, but generally these powers are perceived to be malevolent. [1]




While in an interview on live television United States President Barack Obama crushed a fly with his bare hand killing the creature, thus, ending the curse in an instant.








[1] The Illustrated Signs & Symbols Sourcebook. Nozedar, Adele. Metro Books, New York/ Sterling Publishing. 2010 edition

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Wednesday, 18th November 2020

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Sunday, 22nd November 2o2o
Nevada Stops Individual-1 from nixing Nevada Voters
by Carson City Journal







(Carson City, Nevada) – Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford released a statement regarding a Individual-1 federal lawsuit to cancel Nevada’s recent election results.

The emergency injunction sought to prevent Secretary of State Cegavske from certifying the results of the November 3rd general election thereby preventing Nevada electors from casting their votes for President on December 12th. 

It would prevent any Nevada candidate from taking office, based on the alleged unconstitutionality of Nevada Assembly Bill 4.

Instead, Individual-1 sought a new election, which would strike down Nevada voter ballots.

Clark County District Court Judge Gloria Sturman held an expedited hearing and denied Individual-1’s request, ruling that the plaintiffs, including Individual-1, failed to show a likelihood of success on the merits of the case.

“An attempt to throw out the entire election and the legal votes of hundreds of thousands of Nevadans without legal justification undermines our election process and our democracy,” said Attorney General Aaron D. Ford

Nevada Assembly Bill 4 was enacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic and proved to be successful in allowing thousands of citizens to vote by mail thereby limiting their potential exposure to the virus.

All evidence shows that Nevada’s election was fair, safe, and secure – and time and again, the Court has agreed.

"Nevadans voted and chose their president-elect, Joe Biden. It’s time to move on.” 























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Sunday, 29th November 2020
Women lead communications teams for Biden and Harris
by Errin Haines








Several veteran Democratic, women political strategists have been named to the communications teams for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the transition team announced on Sunday.

Kate Bedingfield, who served on the campaign as deputy campaign manager and communications director, will serve as Executive Mansion communications director.

Her deputy will be Pili Tobar, former press secretary for the immigrant rights group America’s Voice, who worked on the campaign as communications director for coalitions.

Jen Psaki, who served as Executive Mansion communications director during President Barack Obama’s administration, will become Executive Mansion press secretary.


Karine Jean-Pierre, who served as a Biden senior adviser before becoming the first Black chief of staff for a vice presidential nominee, will serve as principal deputy press secretary.

Ashley Etienne, who was senior adviser for strategic planning, will serve as Harris’ communications director.

Symone Sanders, who worked as senior adviser to Biden during the campaign, will serve as senior adviser and spokeswoman for Harris.


Elizabeth Alexander, who served as Biden’s press secretary when he was vice president, will serve as communications director for incoming First Lady Jill Biden.


















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