Government of, by, and for the Government.

spyErik Prince, the security contractor with close ties to the Trump administration, has in recent years helped recruit former American and British spies for secretive intelligence-gathering operations that included infiltrating Democratic congressional campaigns, labor organizations and other groups considered hostile to the Trump agenda, according to interviews and documents.–New York Times

Mark Mazzette and Adam Goldman, reporting in a front page article in The New York Times for Sunday, March 8, report on infiltration of domestic organizations by operatives with close ties to the Trump Administration.

Erik Prince, the brother of controversial Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, is linked to efforts to infiltrate and damage the National Federation of Teachers, which Secretary DeVos has attacked as having a stranglehold on politicians.

Whether or not the Trump Administration can be directly linked to spies working on its behalf, these activities aren’t fair play. Moles, hidden cameras, stolen documents have no place in our society. Even though Nixon had to resign and courts have ruled against these practices repeatedly, they go on unrestrained. Rather than government of, by, and for the people, this is government of, by and for government.



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19 Responses to Government of, by, and for the Government.

  1. Richelieu says:

    Dow is down 2000 points today.Bad news for everyone.
    Oil prices are way down. fracking is probably no longer profitable. Bad news for crackers.
    Coronavirus cases up. Bad news for seniors.

    Where’s tom reed?

    Very lucky that our president is a stable genius.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. whungerford says:

    Rash tax cuts and the consequential deficit made a market decline inevitable. We will be lucky, if it doesn’t get much worse before it gets better. Tom Reed has been keeping a low profile for several weeks for an unknown reason. He mentioned a recent trip to Japan, but no report on it has surfaced yet.


  3. Richelieu says:

    Trump fiddling while the country collapses:×360

    Now that cheap oil kills fracking, how long before Trump / Reed call for
    a Fracking bailout?


  4. Aramis says:

    As best as I can tell, urban, hungerford an I are in the group most seriously and critically affected by the corona virus.

    How many of us do you think will see New year’s day 2021?


  5. D'Artagnan says:

    Good News First:

    An unusual event for any flu: Children seem to be the least effected by
    the novel Coronavirus.

    Bad News:

    It is slaughtering people 80 and above. The fatality rate reported from
    China is 24%.

    Also… The Trump administration completely Anand thoroughly botched the
    response. This article is a great summary:

    So Covid-19 is coming for us seniors. This should be….interesting!

    Finally, The Trump administration is also botching the response to the
    financial market’s meltdown. Bigly. But Trump is proposing relief for
    the Fracking Industry!!!!

    Haven’t heard from Tom Reed. Is he in a bunker somewhere?


  6. whungerford says:

    Tom Reed’s behavior has been unusual for several weeks now. There is no evident explanation.


  7. Athos says:

    Could you perhaps elaborate on why you would consider Tom Reed’s behavior to be unusual? I guess you could start by describing usual behavior for Mr. Reed.


  8. Richelieu says:

    In an effort to stimulate discussion on this site that appears to have a paucity of contributors, I am going to list items that in my estimation contribute to the current coronavirus crisis.
    Item 1. The Trump administration’s fundamental distrust of science.

    It is my hope that other people contribute to this list. There is much to discuss on this topic.


  9. Richelieu says:

    Others to follow…..daily


  10. Richelieu says:

    Item 2:
    Trump’s ignorance of history


  11. Anonymous says:

    Looking for other contributors here…this is supposedly a forum for discussion….


  12. Richelieu says:

    #3 coronavirus failure: Failure to have an adequate number of test kits available early. Failure to use available W.H.O. testing kits. Failure to provide reliable USA kits.

    I am getting a distinct apathy vibe on this forum now. Still waiting for other contributors here…


  13. Athos says:

    Maybe we could discuss Tom Reed’s vote on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, passed yesterday — 363 yeas, 40 nays, one abstention????
    Anyone care to comment?


  14. Athos says:

    This article is an excellent analysis of the coronavirus and just how much trouble we are in. It comes from a reliable source, and already has been accessed over 70 million times.
    I implore you to read it.
    Whungerford…this should not be buried here. It deserves its own space

    View at


  15. Athos says:

    ~ 27 million views in the last 72 hrs


  16. Athos says:

    # 4
    Trump’s repeated lies and misinformation about the coronavirus


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