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The Left’s Way: Vindictive, not Appreciative

The division is becoming so wide and so deep, I have concern for the future of the United States.

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By some polls more than 70% of Republicans and 30% of Democrats believe that election fraud gave Joe Biden the presidency. Many Democrats, ensconced in the mainstream media bubble that has perpetrated hoax after hoax for four years, deny that any such schemes have occurred.

While many on the right assert that they will never regard this election as anything but stolen, a chilling reality sets in … Democrats were gleefully willing to steal this election, to overturn our most fundamental democratic institutions, and to seize control of the country. The schemes were varied, but all shared one common denominator: to usurp Democracy.

Fraud on Top of Fraud

Considering the minimizing of ID requirements, ballot-box stuffing, not delivering ballots, backdating ballots, ballot harvesting, voting twice, voting in place of the deceased, forging signatures, doctoring ballots, re-running ballots through counting machines, restricting access of poll watchers, coaching voters at the voting booth, feigning water main breaks to clear out voting precincts and manipulate counting machines, and using software susceptible to vote-switching (as employed in dozens of states), the effort was widespread.

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Also, in delivering truckloads of computer-generated ballots, “finding” stacks of ballots late, paying for votes, offering raffles prizes for voting, destroying opposition ballots, and so many other illegal and un-democratic schemes, the quest was the same: To rob us of our 233-year heritage; to prevent the rightful; winning candidate from assuming office, to steal other elections at the national, state, county, and local level; and to permanently vanquish our fundamental right to vote in free and fair elections,.

As such, roughly one half of the population – and perhaps one-half of all the people we know, are either complicit or somehow unaware.

Half of the Populace

These developments do not make for a unified nation, nor are they useful in going forward, and seeking to restore some sense of equanimity or even semi-cordial relations. The division is becoming so wide and so deep, I have concern for the future of the United States. Communities could be split apart. Families could be split apart.

As you begin to realize that those who oppose you politically are willing to do anything to ensure that their candidates are elected, at any cost, it is difficult to fathom. They look askance at anyone who doesn’t vote the way they vote. Indeed, recent studies have shown that people who vote Right are more tolerant than those who vote Left.

Of late, I’ve been contemplating whether or not to sever ties with liberal friends, some of whom I have known for decades. I have relatives who vehemently disagree with my vote, and apparently they are fine with having elections stolen, as long as their candidates win. I implore them to understand the enormous ramifications of stolen elections.

Re-Programming Camps for Thee

Each day, a Robert Reich, an AOC, a pundit, a reporter, or some other politician suggests assembling lists of Trump voters (all 74+ million?) for future re-education camps, or ‘reconciliation’ programs. This is the language that I would expect from a Maoist.

Voters on the Right are called every name in the book, i.e. ‘All Trump voters are Nazis,’ and this label is not issued as hyperbole. Trump’s record on minority employment, historically black colleges, opportunity zones, prison reform, the apprentice program, school choice, the (medical) right to try, Veterans Administration reform, troop withdrawal, Middle East peace, Jews and the state of Israel, Hispanics across the country, and so much more, flies in the face of viewing Trump voters as ‘deplorables.’ Yet, this is consistently and relentlessly how we’re regarded.

The Left’s history of dealing with those who do not toe their line is not pretty. And today’s Left seems poised to adopt the horrendous practices of their forebears. Biden and his puppet masters want us to be wary at all times.

What about the children we have in grade school, middle school, high school, and college? Will they have to knuckle under? Should we be silent at work, hiding our political inclinations? Will we be relieved of our jobs? Do we get ‘canceled?’ Will our incomes suffer? Will our businesses be flagged? Should we be wary of our neighbors?

Welcome to Joe Biden’s America.

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Wrongly Imprisoned Real Estate Broker Demands Investigation of Ohio Prosecutors

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The Obama administration targeted sole proprietors and small businesses in the real estate industry after the crash of 2008, while letting the big banks off the hook with bailouts. One of most horrific cases involved Republican real estate broker Tony Viola, who served nine and a half years in prison as a juicy target of Ohio Democratic prosecutor Dan Kasaris. He was convicted of supposedly tricking banks into offering mortgages with no money down. But in reality, the banks were knowingly offering those loans — evidence the prosecution withheld from him. 

Viola only got out of prison due to an employee of the prosecution, Dawn Pasela, becoming so disgusted with the suppression of evidence showing the banks weren’t tricked and other corruption such as missing computers full of evidence that she changed sides, helping Viola conduct a successful appeal pro se from prison.   

But nothing happened to Kasaris or the federal prosecutor involved, Mark Bennett. Pasela’s parents, Edward and Karen Pasela, who have remained fairly quiet until now, are so outraged that they participated in a a press conference with investigative journalist Brian Douglas last month exposing what happened in Viola’s case and how bad corruption is in the Ohio criminal justice legal system. 

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Douglas put together Viola’s story in a two-part series which included former colleagues of Viola’s testifying to his impeccable character. For his efforts, Douglas was threatened with a lawsuit by Kasaris’s attorney, which Douglas included in his investigation so people are aware of the intimidation. Douglas has been forced to hire his own attorney.

Pasela was threatened by several FBI agents with prosecution if she did not leave the state and avoid testifying. They said they would bring charges against her for violating an NDA — but she never signed an NDA.

Pasela was found dead the day she was supposed to testify in court in Viola’s defense for the first time, and it was blown off as alcohol poisoning with no real investigation. The parents of Pasela want a full investigation into their daughter’s death. 

Kelly Patrick, who was married to John Patrick, the brother of Kasaris, revealed how she discovered that Kasaris intervened as county prosecutor to prevent his brother from being prosecuted for domestic violence against her and for a marijuana growing operation. She also has evidence that Kasaris was having a longterm extramarital affair with the prosecution’s key witness, Kathryn Clover, documented by over 100 pages of Facebook messages with his wife Susan. Bennett admitted that Clover, who was a paralegal for the prosecution, not really much of a fact witness as she was portrayed, had committed perjury but would not let her recant her testimony on the witness stand, even though she wanted to. 

Elsebeth Baumgartner also spent several years in prison due to legal corruption in Ohio. She discovered $1.4 million being misspent related to schools, and, as a lawyer, initiated federal racketeering lawsuits against those responsible. Kasaris got her indicted for intimidating a judge with the lawsuits — even though no federal judge ever ruled that her lawsuits were without merit. 

She believes she was targeted because she ran a blog exposing all the corruption. She said the corruption and cover-ups are so bad she’s been unable to get any justice, “There is no place to go to bring public corruption charges against a public official.” 

Brenda Bickerstaff, a private investigator, explained how as part of her job, she tried to talk to a witness in a high-profile case, and Kasaris threatened to have her indicted if she did. 

Bob Grunstein, who wrote “Bad Minds, High Places” about how powerful people in the criminal justice system in Ohio misused the system to attack him after he dared to criticize an Ohio judge, relayed how common the corruption in Viola’s case is. He said the problem is the corrupt are untouchable. “Any new rules and laws don’t matter since they won’t follow them, and no one will hold them accountable. No one will come forward because they’re terrified of what they’ll do to them. The federal courts protect their friends in the lower courts, because that’s where they came from.” 

Viola said his case comes down to four key facts: First, the prosecution has never turned over the $20 million it collected as “restitution” to the “victims,” big banks. Instead, it’s been used as sort of a “slush fund” for prosecutors, buying laptops, hotel rooms, etc. Viola calls it money laundering. Second, the FBI admitted it did not know about 10,000 documents in its possession — many that exonerated him — for 10 years. 

Third, the judge in his case, Federal District Court Judge Donald Nugent, sealed the records regarding Clover so Viola and others cannot use the evidence of her role to expose prosecutorial corruption in his case and others. And fourth, Kasaris used a Yahoo email account with his official signature on it to conduct official business, using it as a backchannel way to communicate with criminal defense lawyers. 

Mariah Crenshaw of the criminal justice reform organization Chasing Justice said the laws can be changed to stop this kind of abuse. She is proposing legislation that will allow prosecutors to be charged with criminal negligence for withholding potentially exculpatory evidence, and wants to allow defense attorneys to present their side to grand juries instead of leaving it exclusively to prosecutors.  

Viola wants Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost to suspend Kasaris and conduct a full investigation into his wrongful prosecution, as well as a DOJ investigation of Bennett. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) asked the FBI in November to enlist the Inspector General to investigate the FBI’s actions in Viola’s case, but so far there’s been no response. 

Maybe Viola will finally get somewhere because he’s gotten such a broad spectrum of people interested in his case. Even Black Lives Matters is involved. When you have people all across the political spectrum expressing outcry over a criminal case, perhaps the corrupt players

responsible for putting an innocent man in prison will finally be investigated — and exonerate over a thousand others in the real estate industry who were likely also wrongly prosecuted.

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Doing Our Best in Handling What Was Unforeseen

Despite obstacles, there is a way to proceed and still feel good about all that you accomplish

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By now, everyone has mentally marked 2021 as one strange year. (Actually with Biden and Harris ‘leading’ the United States of America, it was already marked to be a disastrous year).

While we can’t guard against the unknown, we can do our best with what we have. Each day when you compose your to-do list and begin proceeding merrily down it, do you take into account what is likely to occur in the course of a day?

No matter how well we organize our lists and how productive we are in handling the tasks, unexpected obligations, interruptions, and other developments arise that still could throw us off.

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How do you react when you are humming along, and all of a sudden, you get an assignment from out of left field? Perhaps your boss has asked you to jump on a task or project immediately. Maybe a client calls and needs something ASAP. Maybe something gets returned to you that you thought was complete.

Stymied No Longer

If you are like most people, you might become flustered. The intrusion on your time and your progress means that you are not going to accomplish all that you set out to before the end of the day.

Is there a way to proceed and still feel good about all that you accomplish?  There is, and it involves first making a miniature, supplemental to-do list that accurately encapsulates the new task that you need to handle.

Why create this supplemental to-do list? It gives you focus and direction, reduces anxiety, and increases the probability that you will remain buoyant at the time of its completion and be able to turn back to what you were doing before the task was assigned.

If you don’t compose such a list, and simply plow headlong into the unexpected challenge that has come your way, you might not proceed effectively, and you might never get back to the to-do list on which you were working.

Anticipating the Unexpected

Unforeseen issues and tasks that arise represent more than intrusions on our time; they represent intrusions on our mental and emotional state of being. Some people are naturally good at handling unexpected situations. Most of us, however, are not wired like this. Interruptions and intrusions on our workday take us off the path that we wanted to follow, and tend to be at least momentarily upsetting.

Hereafter, when executing the items on your to-do list, proceed with the mindset that there will be an interruption of some sort. You don’t know when it is coming or how large it will be, but it will pull you off course. The key question is ‘Can you develop the capacity to maintain balance and equanimity in the face of such disruptions?’

The good news is that you can, and it all starts with acknowledging that the situation is likely to happen, devising a supplemental checklist to handle the new task, and as deftly as possible, returning to what you were doing.

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