Two Naked Emperors Now. 4/11/19

Nicole Goodkind is a political reporter at Newsweek

” Attorney General William Barr exonerated President Donald Trump of all wrong-doing in the Russia investigation last
month, and now he wants to take things a step further.

In a Senate hearing Wednesday, Barr suggested that the U.S. government had spied on Trump during his campaign and said that he would open another inquiry into the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

“I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal,” Barr told senators. “I think spying did occur, yes,” because of a probable “failure among a group of leaders in the upper echelon” of the FBI.

Mueller delivered a nearly 400-page report last month with evidence that Russia had worked to influence the results of the 2016 election and that President Trump may have obstructed justice. Just days later, Barr released a four-page memo absolving the president of wrongdoing.

But yesterday Barr indicated that he not only wanted to
exculpate Trump of wrongdoing, he wanted to avenge him as well.

It’s an odd statement to make because the origins of Mueller’s probe are already well-known.

The FBI launched an investigation into the president’s campaign after their warnings of possible interference by Russia went ignored. The Department of Justice eventually started looking into some former Trump campaign staffers who had
suspicious contacts with Russian agents. Multiple judges signed off on those investigations.

There is no evidence that government agents were illegally
spying on the Trump campaign.

The “spying by the government” line is a conspiracy theory
that has been touted by the right and by President Trump’s own camp. In 2017, Kellyanne Conway suggested that former President Barack Obama had used microwaves to spy on

Still, the comments will most certainly please Barr’s boss,
who has repeatedly called the Mueller investigation a Democrat-driven witch hunt.

“Barr knows how counterintel investigations work. He knows there was ample evidence of Russian attempts to infiltrate the Trump campaign and that the FBI took lawful action to stop it,” Democratic Senator Mark Warner, ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, tweeted Wednesday. “Giving a wink and a nod to this long-debunked ‘spying’ conspiracy theory is irresponsible.”

House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff questioned Barr’s fitness to serve at the Department of Justice. “I had deep concerns about him given how he got the job, but this is far worse than I would have imagined,” he told Politico.

Almost as soon as Barr made the comments, he attempted to walk them back.

“I have no specific evidence that I would cite right now,”
about spying Barr said during the hearing. “I do have
questions about it.” Barr said he had not set up a team to
investigate and that “I am not saying that improper
surveillance occurred. I am saying I am concerned about it and looking into it. I believe there is a basis for my
concern. But I’m not going to discuss the basis.”
(Hey, why not state your basis? Why should anyone accept the
statement “I am not going to discuss the basis”?

“I have no specific evidence that I would cite right now,” about spying Barr said during the hearing. “I do have questions
about it.” Barr said he had not set up a team to investigate and that “I am not saying that improper surveillance occurred. I
am saying I am concerned about it and looking into it.
I believe there is a basis for my concern.
But I’m not going to discuss the basis.”

Nicole Goodkind is a political reporter at Newsweek. You can reach her on Twitter @NicoleGoodkind or by email,

This article, which quotes from Barr, reveals Barr’s principal
transparent and outrageous communication technique which he uses to obfuscate reality. He thinks it is fine to state some-
thing, as if it is true, and that he is “concerned about it”, and
“take it back” the next moment, as if
he didn’t really mean to say that it was actually true, thus not
taking responsibility for saying it. Obviously Barr thinks it is a
clever technique. It really is akin to some Trumpian tactics
we have written about. And in the end, when the only answer he can give defies credulity, he simply says “I am not going to
discuss that now”.

And finally, what is this “protecting the reputations of “peripheral third
parties”. So when we the see the blacked out pages containing references to Donald Trump, and children, you can be sure Barrs’ retort will be something like “I informed you that I would
protect the reputations of peripheral persons, remember?”
This was, after all an investigation into Russian interference,
and an uncharged persons’ reputation, who can
thus be deemed a “peripheral person” should not
be sullied. (We honestly hope this isn’t the case, but we wouldn’t be surprised.)

We believe that these tactics will expose Barr for who he really is,
an insufferable hack, but a very powerful one. But he has, at least twice,
outsmarted himself. He is just another emperor with no
clothes on.

A man, like Trump himself, who doesn’t understand the
outrage people have when you treat them like stupid fools,
thinking they will not grasp
these kindergarten tactics, is an even greater fool..

Each new moment compounds rational fear. 2/5/19 (There are follow-ups to this article below the 2/5 article).

Suppose that Muller’s report is not made public. Half the country is curious enough about it to want to either see it, or have people they trust to be allowed to see it, with them being able to report it out (leaving Trumps’ only recourse to be calling it “fake news,” or not).

If the public release is blocked, there is guaranteed to be leaks about it. It is just too “hot” an issue now. Remember how Trump talked about it as a waste of taxpayer funds? Well shouldn’t citizens be able to see the benefit from their paying of taxes? And one benefit would be seeing the report that Trump thinks they paid too much for, right? By saying that it was a “waste of tax-payer funds” he shot himself in the foot, as he always does.

Remember, Trump is not a strategist, he is a tactition, though a master at it. (though a master at it).

Will Trump ever admit that he boxed himself in on this? He will of course call the leaks (and leak it will), “fake news” and/or do something similar as witnessed in the Cavanaugh hearing, that is discredit victims and/or witnesses, and of course Muller. He has his bag of tricks.

Some tricks (tactics) that we recently saw in the latest Trump interview were worth sharing. Trump often says: “when you look at……..” and thus points the listener or reader to focus on his made up claim of “validity”, which is nothing but Trumps’ purposefully reframed and distorted version of a real event.

Trump knows that the “eyes don’t lie”, or “seeing is believing” is an almost ancient homo-sapien canard, which can thus be easily exploited by this tactic. Thus one of his go-to phrases is “when you look at…” That phrasing subtly traps his listeners’ mind to to see it in the way Trump wants it to be seen.

The dilemma is what happens when Trump runs out of tricks? Imagine him to be the “emperor” who finds himself really naked in public, completely discredited, humiliated, shamed, and possibly threatened with imprisonment and/or financial ruin. So many of his followers realizing that they were suckered. Will he go gracefully into the night? What are the odds?

At any rate, Trump would pointedly not say that he would be comfortable with the results being released publicly. He said: “I don’t know” “It depends. I have no idea what it is going to say.” Is that the same as saying that if only it is good for Trump, will Trump allow the release? And now, with the apparent full support of his new attorney general, William Barr.

What could the report possibly say that would be sufficient to block the citizenry from seeing it? Would the new Attorney General agree with that conclusion? How about any yet remaining republican senator with a conscience? Wouldn’t they want their constituents (whos’ tax money helped pay for it) have the right to see it? Only need a few.


The minute cost of the Muller report, attacked as a “waste of money” by Trump, is as an astonishing bargain for Trump, if it establishes the innocence of family Trump (and collaborators). Trump is not even burdened to spend a penny of his own money to defend his own behavior. Think not only of his relief (plus that of the rest of the Republican Party and Trump family). Wouldn’t that result also create much better odds of them winning future elections? Holding on and even expanding their current base and power?

This proves that future obstruction to its public release would almost certainly be due to an intent to conceal information detrimental to their future election chances, and/or Trumps’ self interests.

Further, if released, there should/will be a focus on redactions. Are they an attempt at concealment, and if so, is that legitimate or not? What is the rationale behind each redaction. These will be heavily scrutinized. History takes a very long view.

With nothing to lose, that is, if the report is exculpatory for “their group”, one could rationally expect a quick release of the Muller Report.

Delays of the report, critical redacted portions of it, underlying evidence, caused by Trump administration interference, will be the beginning of the end for America as we knew it. You can’t go back. History students will be studying these moments centuries from now.

We don’t wish to worry our readers, but we do have to follow the story and make rational deductions.


Expect that this will be a repeat of the “good guy, bad guy” routine, with Trump often “urging” the full public release of the Muller Report, with Barr insisting, for one reason or another, why it can’t be released.

Since we at least know one thing for sure, the report was not exculpatory as to the crime of obstruction of justice. Even though all that was in plain sight, Trump never sat for an interview with Muller, which may have established motive, a necessary component of an obstruction crime. Thus the evidence, in itself, never rose to the necessary certainty that a crime was actually committed, even though it clearly looked like an obstruction crime. It may have been. Thus the report doesn’t say Trump was innocent, but, critically it doesn’t clear him either.

Did Trump have a pre-existing understanding with Barr?

If Bill Barr was able to thoroughly read and mark up the report in the short time he had, you would think it would be simple to prepare it for public release, since he is so remarkably efficient. We hope to be wrong about this, but we don’t think that the Muller Report will see the light of day for many years.

Anyone would logically think that if the report is benign for Trump, it would be timely released. But we worry about the setup, the “good guy, bad guy” routine aforementioned. Let all the blame for failing to release it fall on Barr. Its the oldest trick in the book. And surely, if it is not released, its likely not benign.

Scott Turow just published an article in Vanity Fair, where he credibly found reason to say that Barr had used a fallacious argument to reach his conclusion, , and that “impugns his integrity and his reputation as a lawyer”. Strong words indeed.

Our worry is that there may have been a conspiracy between Barr and Trump. We don’t think that Barr would make central logical mistakes, such as appear in his short “summary,” without some unseemly motive.

We sincerely hope that we are wrong. But to be realistic see below:

The end of our democracy may be at hand now. We wonder how hard that is for everyone to see?

Proof that Trump is Delusional.

1/26/2019 Read the full story

Trump asks why “republicans sometimes break apart.” The answer is so obvious, why would anyone even question it?

““Why are they always so loyal?” Trump asked in one staff meeting, complaining that Democrats so often stick together while Republicans sometimes break apart, according to attendees”

Republicans break apart because some of them have a conscience, and/or they crave re-election which has become threatened by their affiliation with a failed president.

Obviously trump is delusional and has awful judgement as he can’t comprehend something so very simple. But we have already established that (see Trump- The Finisteride President in this blog).

The Real Disgrace-the All County scandal

“DISGRACE”: Trump likes to use this term to deride his detractors and anyone else interfering with his dominance. The latest, of course, applying to those “interfering” with the Kavanaugh appointment is an example, he calls them a disgrace. Trump said that these interferers are “harming” Kavanaugh’s family, and its not fair and a disgrace. One wonders how he would describe the situation of children being forcefully separated from their parents, and kept in the desert? The pain being suffered by these families is truly biblical and permanent.

The truth is that there are plenty of Supreme Court possible candidates that would nothave been burdened by Kavanaugh’s “baggage”. (We are sure that Trump agrees with Kavanaugh’s idea that a sitting president can’t be indicted for a crime.)

Moving on to the latest NY Times article revealing Trump family tax avoidance secrets. This article is really worth a careful read. Some of the tax avoidance schemes, such as minimizing taxable gift values of substantial assets, are fairly commonplace among wealthy families. And there are industry accepted methods to accomplish these ends. The Trump family stretched the rules in ways that were malfeasant, if not illegal.

And there were clearly some straight out illegalities too. Actually, Fraud. For example, using an affilitated Trump company, set up at inception, with the stock shares gifted to Donald and siblings (All County Building Supply & Maintenance Company), which was a purchasing agent for Trumps’ buildings. This gift, of a company which had no revenue at the time of the gift, was thus subject to little if any gift taxes.

All County dramatically marked up supplies, and services, purchased for minor sums, goods and services that were than used in the Trump buildings, which were than billed to each building as expenses. Actually marked up by millions of dollars.

As expenses, phony though they were, they created large, unjustified tax deductions for Fred Trump. True, All County had more reportable taxable revenue, but income taxes on revenue going to Donald and siblings was offset by deductible expenses  created by the ploy. And it is important to note that gift and estate tax rates were much much higher than income tax rates.

Thus, this money was effectively a further gift to “new” owners of All County, Fred Trumps’ children, though avoiding gift and estate taxes.

But worse, the marked up items, with these “trumped” up expenses, were than used to justify rent increases. Thus a double whammy, injuring both the US government and these low to middle income tenants.

By doing so, Fred Trump was able to skirt New York state rent control laws. It is OK to raise rents by legitimate maintenance and building expenses, which these were not. This was clearly and truly illegal.

New York State will undoubtedly litigate this, and easily prevail. It may take some years, and those renters might never recover the additional rents that they were forced to pay.

Our point is this. If the President and family could violate the law, and clearly harm their customers (renters), what harm are they doing to the United States?

Most Americans pay their taxes on the witholding system. That is how most Trump supporters pay too. They don’t have the luxury of using these Trump schemes. As citizens, we all have to worry that our tax system is fair to all of us. A loss of confidence in its fairness would be devastating to our country. That the president and his family is taking advantage (illegal advantage) of our tax system can lead to widespread extreme cynicism among our citizens.

who knows what the Donald absorbed of his dads’ tax tricks? What is he hiding in his tax returns anyway?

We often think about the harm that Trump is bringing to our country. Well this is another awful example. We are crying for America.

An Anti-Science President Is the Real National Emergency

An anti-science president endangers us and our planet. At this point, it is already too late to prevent many of the harmful effects of global warming. Losing two or three years of efforts to mitigate global warming, in view of its’ logarithmic progression, is in itself a tragedy, but exactly what do the deniers actually deny?

Is it that human civilization is not the central cause of the phenomena? And therefore, global warming is of no human concern?

Or is it that global warming is not actually happening, that the climate is not actually changing, but weather patterns are simply in fluctuation?

In the first case, humans not being the cause, does that mean that the phenomena of global warming is not still a planetary emergency? Why wouldn’t that need to be addressed as soon as possible? Shouldn’t we be building dykes, addressing building codes, fortifying at risk structures, or at least talking about these things?

Or worse, does Trump (and his sycophants) actually think that global warming and climate change is not happening at all? That it is merely a “hoax,” even as it is in plain view?

This is a kind of delusion that blocks action to prepare and build infrastructure resilience. In either case, our nations leaders are failing us and endangering our grand and great grandchildren. What kind of world are we leaving to them?

We are weeping for our country. (Sept. 2, 2018)

In an earlier article, we wrote about how one negative number in a multiplication series (out of thousands) will always turn a result negative, no matter how many positive numbers preceeded or followed it. Thus, only a few publicly visible incidents were required to judge Trumps’ “inner heart”; like Charlottesville or his statement about “helping all the working men” at a rally by “”getting rid” of the “death tax”” which had no application to them, while Trump was tricking them to think it was a favor for them.

This applies to the records that the Republicans deemed “unavailable” in the Kavanaugh hearings, some, or even one, of which may have exposed him as unfit for the job.

Instead the Republicans just treated it as a bunch more writings and records, so many that there was no reason (and time) for a review (since there was already a plethora of pages that were released-though that release was at the very last minute). As if this information, which will effect the forever American future, was just a bunch of paper with script on it.

Well the same principal applies in the Kavanaugh situation that applied in the Trump election, that is, there was these noteworthy clues to Trumps’ unfitness. The Republicans failed and continue to fail to “read the fine print”, to grasp these clues, or worse, maybe not to care about them. Or perhaps the Republicans simply think they found someone, in Trump, whose ignorance and nastiness could be exploited?

This was no way to conduct a proper due diligence, and the Republicans absolutely knew this.

We are crying for our country.

P.S. Of course, all of this will come out at the further end, but by than, very grave damage to America may have occured. Past errant behavior like this eventually will become a stationary target. It is hard to believe that the Republican leadership isn’t aware of this. But beware, it may be a long road before this happens. In fact, when you think about it, Trump and his sycophants, aren’t really thinking about the future, as evidenced by their non-concern about deficits and global warming. They seem, like Trump, to be focused on stealing as much as possible from the present and immediate future.

Sept 19: As Trump sycophants argue that Kavanaughs’ alledged behavior occurred so long ago when he was just a boy, it is of no consequence in any case. However, what is undeniably, presently true is that Kavanaugh has denied it with the astute defense of saying “I have no recollection of this.” Come on folks, is that a really good enough response to win a lifetime job. The fault in character is in the denial.

Sept 26: Yesterday, Judge Kavanaugh released his old calendar showing entries for the summer of 1982, the year Blasey Ford claimed she was molested. Because there were no entries in the calendar, his team will argue that there is no corroboration for Fords’ claim.

There are perhaps a hundred pieces of evidence that may have corroborated Fords’ claim, which may have been discovered if the FBI did a thorough investigation, but to take this diary, which really proves nothing, and highlight it, is extremely misleading, to say the least. It proves nothing. (Accept it is something to make Trump supporters feel relief). How do we know if this small party wasn’t called at the last moment, for example? Of course we don’t. This was a calendar book and not a diary!

Concentrate your mind on the fact that Kavanaughs’ real appeal to Trump, was expressed in one of his Kavanaughs’ writings, which made the argument that a sitting president could not be indicted for a crime, in light of which it is not so odd, with all the Supreme Court potential picks, Kavanaugh rose to the top of the list. And now Kavanaugh has to be defended by a president who has already made so many awful cabinet and staff selections (many who already left in disgrace).

Immigrants Are Potential Assets Too.

It must be very hard for our narcissist president to think of an immigrant as a potential asset versus a liability. Surely an immigrant, any immigrant, couldn’t be as smart, resourceful, inventive, productive, compassionate, than he, right? (Are we setting a too high bar here?)

The anti-immigrational view rests on the absurd notion that human life is a zero sum game. That is, an immigrant generally, over the arc of his/her life, “takes” more than “gives”, surely not giving a drop over his takings. And this presumably because he/she comes from another place on the planet? The absurdity is obvious.

Of course this isn’t true, else how could any human innovation be explained? Indeed, most inhabitants of planet earth give more than they take, or else, human civilization would have disappeared long ago.

Indeed, how could have homo-sapiens in general evolved their culture and technology to this point? Some of these smart homo-sapiens invented toilets and cooking pots, and earlier figured out how to light and maintain fire, etc., right?. They obviously weren’t all US citizens. Some of the early pioneers might have easily come from “shit hole” countries too, or who knows what other places on our planet.

Why would a human being, just because he is an “immigrant” be so fundamentally different than other genus homo-sapiens?

That established, the truth is, if homo-sapiens’ evolutionary success depended on at least some genus members “giving more than taking,” that is, innovating and inventing, than some number of that Trump ”immigrant” group, so feared and even defiled by Trump, will “give” more, vastly and wildly more, than they can possibly take. They too are, after all, homo-sapiens.

Examples abound in long and short term human history, of extraordinary contributors to human history, culture, science, and technology, and they are way to numerous to list here, but we know that they and/or their parents weren’t born in the US!

And this is the point. Simply consider new immigrants (sometime to be citizens) as potential assets. Among that group will be, even if only a few, creative, inventive, genius innovators that improve life for all other genus homo sapiens and who help our planetary civilization thrive.

Even if the rest of planetary citizens give not an iota of more than what they take, or even, those fewer, like our president, who take far more than they give, these perhaps fewer extraordinary homo-sapiens will more than compensate in the longer run, even if they happen to be “exports” from one place and “imports” to another.

And this is the irony, called the “law of large numbers”. That is, the more homo-sapiens, thus effectively, the more immigrants, to our shores, the greater the likelihood that some outlier few genius innovators will be among them, helping America to continue to thrive. Perhaps some genus homo-sapiens like Edison, Steve jobs, Charles flint, Bill Gates, Charles Pierce, Copernicus, Galileo, DaVinci, Einstein, Jonas Salk, Aristotle, Jesus, (the list goes on and on), might wind up on our shores. Any single one of them can have an impact positively affecting literally millions or billions of other homo-sapiens.

We really need them, and I know that we are not smart enough to filter them in or out either. Most of us simply don’t know all that we don’t know, otherwise we would have already had, before they walked the earth, their contributions and knowledge. They are pioneers that we can’t foresee ahead of time. An Anti-immigration bias dooms America to slow decay and certain mediocrity and even worse.

Boycott, boycott, boycott

When assessing our political status quo, it is critical to remember that a majority of Americans did not vote for Trump. Yet, like it or not, America is being perhaps permanently reshaped by Trump, his administration and his collaborators. (Clinton won by 3 million votes and if adding back Stein and Johnson, it would have been over 8 million) And what about all the non-voters, who were going to vote for Clinton, but were put off by the last minute email kerfuffle, which amounted to nothing?

So what would be the most effective way to re-impower that majority? One that is fairly effortless, non-violent and yet more powerful than a marching protest army?

Why not focus on the media, which was cynically employed by Trump to gain his position, and keep it? And specifically the media that is poisoning our democracy by rationalizing, excusing, and indeed, further enabling Trump and his collaborators? That would be the numerous talk radio and TV shows that uncritically support Trump and his minions, the major damage being done by Fox Media.

If people go out of their way just a bit, simply by refraining to do business with their advertisers, (there are plenty of alternatives) it would not take long for their programs’ revenues to shrink. What business would want to advertise on a show, or in any media, if the advertisement effectively deleted both current and potential customers?

Advertising is expensive, and really only effective at the margins. It really does cost a lot of money in advertising just to acquire one new customer. Suppose an advertiser lost 10 customers for every new one the ad brought in?

For an example, I was just about to buy a “My Pillow” until I heard their ad on a Fox show. You know what, I will sleep better on some other brand.

I think that the suit I was about to buy will be a Macy’s suit and not the Joseph Bank suit that was advertised on that same show, and where I sometimes shopped. No longer! And there are plenty of alternatives to Koch brands, such as Brawny Paper Towels, Dixie, Angel Soft toilet paper, Stainmaster Carpets, Lycra clothing all Koch brands.

If a network’s advertising revenues in turn shrinks, as a result of their propaganda and politics, I bet things will change quickly.

It is best to inform these advertisers about your intentios. As a guide, probably the best place to contact is the Investor Relations Department, or, alternatively, Public Relations.

Here is a partial list of Fox advertisers. It is easy to find alternatives:

1441 SW 29th Ave
Pompano Beach, FL. 33069
1-800-PetMeds® (1-800-738-6337)

24 Hour Fitness
PO Box 2689
Carlsbad, CA 92018
(800) 432-6348

60 Plus
515 King Street, Suite 315
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 807-2070
(703) 807-2073 fax

601 E Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20049

Accu Chek Aviva (Roche Diagnostics)
or 1-317-690-9288,

1919 Torrance Blvd. M/S 500-2N7E
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
(800) 382-2238
Fax: (310) 783-3535

345 Park Avenue
San Jose, California 95110-2704
Fax: 408-537-6000


ADT Security Services, Inc. (Tyco)
Ann Lindstrom

1932 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA 31999
Fax: 1-800-448-8922

Ally Bank
P.O. Box 951
Horsham, PA 19044
or 1-917-369-2364!skill=general-service-english

American Movie Channel
11 Penn Plaza, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(646) 273-7105

Eisai Co., Ltd.
100 Tice Blvd.
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677

Astra Zeneca
21700 Oxnard Street, Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

AT & T
32 Avenue of the Americans
New York, NY 10013-2412
National Broadcast Media
Susan Bean

211 Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

1-888-825-5249 *
500 US Highway 1
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

100 Bayer Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205-9741

Binder & Binder *
Binder & Binder® National Headquarters
33-00 Northern Blvd. Suite 7A
Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone: 800.742.9696
Fax: 718.512.2424

Best Buy
P.O. Box 9312
Minneapolis , MN 55440
1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289)

Black & Decker
626 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074 USA

300 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07675
Phone: 201-307-4000
Fax: (201) 307-4095

100 North Riverside
Chicago, IL 60606

Roche Laboratories Inc.
340 Kingsland Street
Nutley, New Jersey 07110

Bridgestone Tires
535 Marriott Drive
P.O. Box 140990
Nashville, TN 37214-0990
Phone: 615-937-1000
Corporate Directory: 1-800-543-7522

Brita Filter
U.S. Headquarters
Brita LP
1221 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
1-800-24-BRITA (US)
or 1-800-387-6940 (Canada)

Broadview Security
8880 Esters Blvd
Irving, TX 75063

P.O. Box 33136
Detroit, MI 48232-5136

345 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10154-0037

Burlington Coat Factory
1830 Route 130
Burlington,NJ 08016

P. O. Box 33169
Detroit, MI 48232-5169

Campbell Soup
Chairman: Harvey Golub
President, CEO, and Director: Douglas R. Conant
SVP, CFO, and Chief Administrative Officer: B. Craig Owens
Campbell Soup Company
1 Campbell Place
Camden, NJ 08103-1799
NJ Tel. 856-342-4800
Toll Free 800-257-8443
Fax 856-342-3878


Capital One Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 85565
Richmond VA 23285

Chattem, Inc.
1715 W 38th St
Chattanooga, TN 37409
P.O. Box 2219
Chattanooga, TN 37409-0219
423-821-4571 *
909 North Sepulveda Blvd. 11th Floor
El Segundo, CA. 90245

Celebrity Cruises
1080 Caribbean Way
Miami, FL 33132;jsessionid=00001zO9spn5954xC03mTdB9w17:1028etmk3

Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
PO Box 26609
Richmond, VA 23261-6609
7 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054, L.L.C.
P.O. Box 25458
Dallas TX 75225

P.O. Box 33170
Detroit, MI 48232-5170

Choice Hotels
10750 Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD, 20901
(301) 592-5000

Glenridge Highlands Two
5565 Glenridge Connector
Atlanta, GA 30342

1-800-CLAIROL (1-800-252-4765)

Claritin *
Schering Plough Corporation
2000 Galloping Hill Road
Kenilworth, NJ 07033

The Clorox Company
1221 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 271-2230
Donald R. Knauss, Chairman of the Board and CEO
James Weeks, Executive Office Administrator

One Comcast Center
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)

5301 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027-5028
1-800-COMDATA (1-800-266-3282)

Community Financial Services Association of America
515 King Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-684-1029
Fax: 703-684-1219

Conservatives for Patients’ Rights
700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Brian Burgess

Crest Whitestrips
The Procter & Gamble Company
1 or 2, Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45201

Adrenal Fatigue Institute, Inc.
931 Village Blvd Ste 905-75
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

The Procter & Gamble Company
1 or 2, Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45201

P.O. Box 90296
Allentown, PA 18109-0296
1-877-DANNONUS (1-877-326-6668)

One Dell Way
Round Rock, TX

5725 Delphi Drive
Troy, Michigan 48098-2815
(248) 813-2000
Fax: (248) 813-2673

Dickensons Witch Hazel *
Dickinson Brands Inc.
31 East High Street
East Hampton, CT 06424

DirectBuy, Inc.
8450 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410

Direct TV
P.O. Box 92600
Los Angeles, CA 90009

Ditech *
3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 150
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 1-800-DITECH-3

P.O. Box 21-8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8004

Dr. Blaines *
Blaine Labs
11037 Lockport Place
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: 562-906-4477 / 800-307-8818
Fax: 562-906-4467

Duracell (Procter & Gamble)
Berkshire Corporate Park
Bethel, CT 06801 U.S.A.
Fax: 1-800-796-4565

1375 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Edward Jones Investments
P.O. Box 66906
St. Louis, MO 63166-6909
6230 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(925) 847-6200
Fax: (925) 847-0831

4666 Faries Parkway
Decatur, IL 62526

Fidelity Investments
82 Devonshire Street
Boston, MA 02109-3614

Florida Department of Citrus Headquarters
P.O. Box 148
Lakeland, FL 33802

Ford Motor Company
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, MI 48126
Customer Relationship Center:
US Headquarters:
44 Wall Street, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10005
Corporate Headquaters:
GAIN Capital Group
550 Hills Drive
Bedminster, NJ 07921-1539
(contact#, not headquarters) 1.877.367.3946

Franklin Templeton Investments
West Coast:
P.O. Box 997152
Sacramento, CA 95899-7152
East Coast:
P.O. Box 33030
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-8030
800/632-2301 *

Chattem, Inc.
1715 W 38th St,
Chattanooga, TN 37409
P.O. Box 2219
Chattanooga, TN 37409-0219

General Motors
Chairman: Edward E. (Ed) Whitacre Jr.
President, CEO, and Director: Frederick A. (Fritz) Henderson
EVP and CFO: Ray G. Young
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265-3000
Contact Media Relations at 888-436-6687 (h/t sueroegge)
MI Tel. 313-556-5000

P.O. BOX 33172
Detroit, MI 48232-5172

Gold Bond
Chattem, Inc.
1715 W 38th St,
Chattanooga, TN 37409
P.O. Box 2219
Chattanooga, TN 37409-0219

Golden Corral
5151 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27612

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Goldline International, Inc. *
1601 Cloverfield Boulevard
100 South Tower
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 1-877-376-2646
Fax: 1-310-319-0265

GoToMeeting *
Citrix Online, LLC

Citrix headquarters

HealthMart Pharmacy
One Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Healthy Choice (Conagra Foods)
Corporate Headquarters
ConAgra Foods Inc.
One ConAgra Drive

Hefty Bags
Pactiv Corporation
1900 W. Field Court
Lake Forest, IL 60045.
1-888-828-2850 or 847-482-2000.

The Hertz Corporation
225 Brae Boulevard
Park Ridge, NJ 07656

Holiday Inn Express
InterContinental Hotels Groups
3 Ravinia Drive Suite 100
Atlanta GA 30346-2149
1 770 604 2000
1 800-315-2621 (Expedia,Inc.)

3000 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1185
Phone: (650) 857-1501
Fax: (650) 857-5518

HSBC Life Insurance
Headquarters (Mettawa, IL)
(224) 544-2000
Public Affairs (New York, NY)
(212) 525-3800

Hula Networks
340 East Middlefield Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

General Motors Corporation
P.O. Box 33170
Detroit, MI 48232-5170
1-800-REAL-4WD (1-800-732-5493)

Hyatt Corporation
200 W Madison St, 30th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60606-3413

Hydrolyze *
Hydroxatone, LLC
302A West 12th St, #276
New York, NY 10014
US & Canada Toll Free: (800) 515-1070
UK Toll Free: 0800-032-6278
All Other Countries: (201) 876-2570
Fax: (201) 876-2501

P.O. Box 20850
Fountain Valley, CA 92728-0850
Phone : (800) 633-5151
Fax : (801) 736-3561

The Procter & Gamble Company
One Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

P.O. Box 191
Gardena, CA 90248,,action-IContactUs,00.html

2200 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1549
(408) 765-8080

Jeep / Daimler Chrysler
P.O. Box 21-8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8004
(248) 512 2950
Fax: (248) 512 2912

Finish Jet Dry (Dishwasher Products)

John H. Daniel, Custom Tailors
120 W. Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 637-6441
Fax: (865) 523-6435

Kellogg Company
Chairman: James M. (Jim) Jenness
President, CEO, and Director: A. D. David Mackay
EVP, COO, and CFO: John A. Bryant
1 Kellogg Sq.
Battle Creek, MI 49016-3599
Contact media at 800-323-0768 (h/t sueroegge)
MI Tel. 269-961-2000
Toll Free 800-962-1413
Fax 269-961-2871

Kraft Foods Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Irene B. Rosenfeld
EVP Operations and Business Services: David A. (Dave) Brearton
EVP and CFO: Timothy R. (Tim) McLevish
3 Lakes Dr.
Northfield, IL 60093
IL Tel. 847-646-2000
Fax 847-646-6005

L. L. Bean
Freeport, ME 04033-0001
Fax: 207-552-3080

Laurie Azzano
Public Relations: 415-786-3317

Lear Capital, Inc *
1990 S. Bundy Dr., Ste 600
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 1.800.576.9355
Fax: 310.571.0194

Lee Majors Rechargeable Bionic Hearing Aid
PO Box 2259
Virginia Beach, VA 23450-2259

Lending Tree
11115 Rushmore Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277

LensCrafters, Inc.
4000 Luxottica Place
Mason, OH 45040

P.O. Box 2991 – Mail Drop L201
Torrance, CA 90509-2991
Phone: 1-800-255-3987
Fax: 1-310-468-2992

Liberty Medical

Medco Health Solutions, Inc

Liberty Mutual Insurance
Liberty Mutual Group, Inc.
175 Berkeley Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

LifeLock *
60 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Ste 400
Tempe, AZ 85281
Mike Prusinski
VP of Corporate Communications

P.O. Box 1304
Dearborn, MI 48121

Lipitor (Pfizer, Inc.)
235 East 42nd Street
NY, NY 10017
(212) 573-2323

Hwy 268 East P.O. Box 111
North Wilkesboro, NC 28656-0001

Sepracor Corporate Headquarters
84 Waterford Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 481-6700

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They are not just Bad, they are Incompetent and Bad.

THE VICE PRESIDENT: “Well, thank you, Mr. President. And I think what the President has made clear is we believe it’s a false choice between whether we are a country of law and order, a country with borders, and a country that demonstrates the compassion and the heart of the American people in this country, for families.

By taking this action, the President will make it possible for us to continue to engage in enforcing the law against individuals who violate our law, come into our country illegally. But NOW we’ll be able, in the prosecution in the immediate days forward, to keep families together as that goes forward.

We know now that the recent action to separate the children from their parents was not well planned. But how could they have missed the most critical bit of planning?? That is, how get the children back to their parents, after their threats and hostage crisis came to an end??

Note the last sentence in Pences’ statement. “in the prosecution in the immediate days forward, to keep families together as that goes forward

Was that a recognition and admittance of their now unthinkable dilemma, the one that Trump created and is now facing? That is, have some of these children been permanently orphaned? And if not, to what expense and effort is the administration going to go to in order to reunite those families?

As horrible as this prospect is, it goes to the essence of the Trump administration. That is, as stated by his fired Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, Trump is a moron. Trump is really incapable of thinking things through. He is reckless. Now we can only hope that Trump and his enablers are held accountable for the human catastrophe they created. We have written about this before, Trump is a tactitian, but not a strategist, which requires clear thinking. That is a trait that alludes him. There are and will continue to be many examples of this Trump flaw.

Just this week, as the trade tariffs issue hit U.S. farmers, Trump had no choice but to issue a multi billion dollar bailout to them, as many were Trump voters. Trump has often bought, ransomed, or bribed himself out of the problems he caused by his awful judgement. And worse, he is now able to use our hard earned tax money to cover his blunders.

This is all because, Trump, always the tactician and not the strategist, was unable to foresee the adownside of his simplistic tariff policy. These failings may be the archilles heals that save our country, showing that the “emperor has no clothes” to everyone, even while Trump threatens our destruction.