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Budi's Journal
Budi's Journal
May 1, 2020

Joe Biden "Instead of preparing our country to fight COVID-19, Donald Trump wasted months and promi"


"Instead of preparing our country to fight COVID-19, Donald Trump wasted months and promised it would miraculously go away by April.

He was wrong. And we're all paying the price."

~Joe Biden
April 30, 2020

Jill Wine-Banks supports #MeToo & Joe Biden

She supports Michael J Stern's article on Tara Reade's accusations.


April 30, 2020

$50,000 reward offered in fatal shooting of Indianapolis mail carrier

WHY??!! 😕


$50,000 reward offered for information in fatal shooting of Indianapolis mail carrier

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service on Tuesday offered up a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people who shot and killed a mail carrier delivering letters in Indiana.

Police on Monday found 45-year-old Angela Summers suffering from at least one gunshot wound in an Indianapolis neighborhood around 4 p.m. She was “awake and talking” at the time, the Indianapolis Police Department told Fox 59.

From there, Summers was transported to a local hospital, where she later died from her injuries. The Marion County Coroner’s Office has ruled her death a homicide.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is working with local authorities to investigate the crime and confirmed Summers was on her mail route when she was shot and killed.
Authorities have not released a description for a possible suspect nor have they suggested which charges they will face.

Killing a federal employee is a federal offense and could carry a life sentence.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

April 28, 2020

The All Americans Movement/COVID-19 RELIEF - *Andrew Yang, *Dave Chappelle, *Megan Rapinoe & More


Andrew Yang, Dave Chappelle, Megan Rapinoe & More Join Forces For The All Americans Movement
Posted on 27 April, 2020


NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – Andrew Yang, Dave Chappelle, Megan Rapinoe, and dozens of other celebrities across the realms of politics, sports, and entertainment, have joined forces for The All Americans Movement, a cross-cultural campaign unifying all Americans to stand together in support of marginalized communities most affected by COVID-19.

Driven by nearly 100 volunteer partnerships between independent businesses, nonprofit organizations, and multicultural leaders including Yang’s Humanity Forward; Asian cultural leader collective, Gold House; iconic fashion houses 3.1PhillipLim, Prabal Gurung, Monse, Li, Inc., and more, businesses are selling #AllAmericans-inspired products whose proceeds will go towards medical relief, combatting racism, and economic stimulus.

In addition to Gold House, Humanity Forward, and several fashion houses, #AllAmericans Movement multicultural leaders include:

Asian artists, designers, and athletes including Daniel Dae Kim, Hasan Minhaj, Lisa Ling, Olivia Munn, Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim, Laura Kim, George Takei, Taylor Rapp, and more

Multicultural Artists and Athletes including Dave Chappelle, Noah Centineo, Marcellus Wiley, Megan Rapinoe, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Sara Silverman, Michael Strahan, Alyssa Milano, John Leguizamo, Joel McHale, Fat Joe, Sophia Bush, Jay Williams, Richard Marx, Teri Hatcher, Sue Bird, Pamela Adlon, and more

Politicians and activists including Andrew Yang, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Van Jones, and more
Founders including Jack Dorsey (Twitter, Square), Mark Cuban, Arianna Huffington, and more

April 26, 2020

From "Starless", the album. A beautiful mix of the Prague Philharmonic and Gaelic

Came across this earlier today. I found it beautiful, enjoyable & an interesting video

Open to critiques. Thanks

"Starless, the album which has a beautiful mix of the Prague Philharmonic and Gaelic, I know, bit odd but worth it. It's not all in Gaelic though":

April 26, 2020

Rofl. John Brennen to Trump


"Your assertions, denials, allegations, & claims all ring hollow in light of your lifelong record of lies, dishonesty, & willful misrepresentations.

Your incompetence & narcissism are a danger to all Americans, especially during a time of national crisis."



April 25, 2020

CHINA AGAIN! Now with a mysterious Spy, Mara-lago & Steve Bannon

This is from a WSJ article in July of 2019.
This twitter post lead me to it.


I'm trying to think back to last July & recall what Trump was distracting us with.



Chinese Tycoon Holed Up in Manhattan Hotel Is Accused of Spying for Beijing

U.S. research firm in commercial dispute alleges exiled businessman Guo Wengui, a frequent critic of China’s Communist Party, is a spy for Beijing.

For the past four years, Chinese businessman Guo Wengui has lived in an 18th-floor apartment at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel in New York, where he fires off social-media missives that purport to expose corruption at the highest levels of the Chinese government.
He said his efforts have rattled Beijing and that he has applied for U.S. asylum to protect himself. China hard-liners in the U.S., including President Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon, have rallied to his side.

But Washington-area research firm Strategic Vision US LLC, in a commercial dispute with Mr. Guo, alleged in a federal court counterclaim Friday that he is a spy for the Chinese government.
“Strategic Vision’s claims that Mr. Guo is a Beijing-backed spy utterly lack credibility,” Daniel Podhaskie, an attorney for Mr. Guo, said in a written statement.

According to the filing, a group led by Messrs. Guo and Bannon allegedly discussed ways to provide “large amounts” of money to the Center for Security Policy—a conservative Washington think tank—and the newly formed “Committee on the Present Danger: China” that the center backs. Some people at the think tank viewed it as an attempt by Mr. Guo to take over the anti-China committee, the filing said.

Frank Gaffney, who leads the Center for Security Policy, didn’t respond to requests for comment. Brian Kennedy, chairman of the China committee, said Mr. Guo didn’t offer any donation to it.

Mr. Podhaskie denied the allegations and said Messrs. Guo and Bannon “have a joint mission in regards to China,” which is to “get rid of the radical cadre inside the Communist Party.”

Mr. Bannon declined to comment.

More at link


If indeed Mr Guo is a spy for China & why was Bannon protecting him ?
And why does this Chinese billionare & perhaps-spy have ties to Mara-lago?

Am seeing a lot of chatter about Trump/China, and I personally find it a tad bit threatening.
Thought I'd post it to DU in case anyone had an opinion to offer.
Thank you

April 25, 2020

Bee Gees 1967 To Love Somebody

I have always loved the lyrics to this song~

Bee Gees, legends of music
Original color video 1967

To Love Somebody

"There's a light
A certain kind of light
That never shone on me
I want my life to be lived with you…"

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