Daniel Day- Lewis Bowing Out. Robert Massimi.

Streep Reeling Over Posters. Robert Massimi.

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 Big time left winger Meryl Streep is in the hot seat with actors, her public and the media. Like Paltrow she knew exactly what was going on but like Gwenyth she kept her mouth shut because it would have affected her career. Hollywood lefties are great at telling you how to lead your life but not so good at doing the right thing themselves.
Streeps lame excuse has only made people more angry. Leftie causes, leftie people who try to portray themselves above it all only look down on there fans with there lies and deceit.
Matt Damon while trying to justify harassment the other day on the news dug himself deeper and deeper in a hole.  Affleck, his buddy did the same thing a few months ago, it just gets worse and worse as these morons try to explain the harassment that has been rampant over decades.
As the internet exposes these people, there is no where for these lefties to hide. Deniers are being called on the carpet as well. People like Paltrow and Streep are being asked where were you when it counted. Female actors are telling Streep to take her black dress and shove it!
Robert Massimi.

Meryl Streep #SheKnew posters pop up in Los Angeles amid backlash over Harvey Weinstein comments

Meryl Steep #SheKnew posters in L.A. allege Weinstein complicity
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A street artist is calling Meryl Streep on her bluff.

Posters showing the “The Post” actress standing with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein have been popping up across Los Angeles, Twitter posts indicate. The artist, who has yet to be identified, placed a red banner with the words, “She knew,” over Streep’s eyes.

The images began appearing around the City of Angels following a Monday statement from the 68-year-old actress in which she claimed Weinstein “made sure” she didn’t know about his perverted antics.

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Posters showing Harvey Weinstein and Meryl Streep with “She knew” written across her eyes have been popping up all over Los Angeles.

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She went on to claim that he used his association to her “to lure young, aspiring women into circumstances where they would be hurt.”

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Streep alleged that she issued the statement in response to a since-deleted tweet from Rose McGowan, who accused Weinstein of raping her early in her career.

In the post, McGowan labeled Streep a hypocrite for calling on women to wear black to the Golden Globes to protest sexual misconduct in Hollywood. She pointed out that Streep, and other actresses, “happily worked for the Pig Monster.”

“YOUR SILENCE is THE problem,” she tweeted. “You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.”

Georgina Chapman, Weinstein’s estranged wife, is

U.S. Tax Reform Puts Pressure On China’s Authoritarian State. Robert Massimi.

For years, Chinese companies leveraged favorable exchange rates, cheap labor, thin environmental regulations and other advantages to attract U.S. capital and technology, in exchange for huge profits.

Now, U.S. tax cuts- the biggest past since the Reagan area- have Beijing in a bind.

Prominent in the new tax policy are generous reductions in the corporate tax and a rationalization of the global tax scheme. Both are expected to draw capital and skilled labor back to the United States.

The reform comes at a time when glaring shortcomings of the Chinese economic model have begun to be broadly felt across the world’ s  last major communist power. Long before legislation was passed on Dec.2, China had heaped severe criticism on the proposed reform.

According to observers, Beijing’s vehement criticism of the cuts comes from a place of deep anxiety. The communist party relies on one of the heaviest tax rates in the world to fund it’s hi tech police state.

Robert M Massimi.

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The Home Place. The Irish Rep. Theater Review. Robert Massimi.

Brian Friel’s last play, “The Home Place” played at the Irish Rep. I have seen several of Friel’s plays and this one doesn’t disappoint. The plays main crux is Christopher Gore, (John Windsor Cunningham) , the land owner of the home where the play is set, and a landlord for other tenements, is hosting his cousin, Dr Richard Gore,(Christopher Randolph) , who is doing an archaeological experiment on the  Islands peasants. The Dr is measuring the Irish heads to see why they are inferior to the rest of Western Europe and why the three races that integrated in Ireland, The Scots, The Nords and the Spanish influences are all doing well in this Country.

The Home Place is a term used to describe the Country England , when Christopher and Richard talk about England, they call it the Home Place.

The play presents all the characters nicely, it lays out the plot quickly and makes you aware that there is trouble brewing over the land share when Con Doherty,   (Johnny Hopkins), and his friend Johnny Mc Loone   show up . Con is dating one of Christopher’s servants, Sally Cavanagh, (Andrea Green),  and from the start you know Con is looking for trouble with any and every foreign land owner.Sally works for Maggie, Margret O’ Donnell, (Rachel Pickup), the head maid and the main character of this play.

Maggie is torn between the old days and working for Christopher, she respects him and knows he needs her as he is getting older and not as sharp as he once was. She also loves his son, David, (Ed Malone), who is not the sharpest tool, but it is a way out for her as David will inherit the land from his father. She is the daughter of Clement O’Donnell, (Robert Lloyd), the music director at the school. She is embarrassed by him as he is a drunk, but very talented musically. Maggie sees the Gores as both a step up and a way out . Christopher is smitten by her, he too wants too marry her.She denies him, yet she will not let David tell his dad he wants to marry Maggie, as it is a step down. Maggie wants to protect Christopher from this reality, as Christopher ,too is torn by his roots. he feels like an outsider in both England and Ireland. When confronted by Con about Richards study, Christopher Acquiesces and makes his cousin leave, which leads Maggie to fire Sally, Con’s girlfriend.

The play is very moving, funny and deep in thought, it challenges you to think about what  Friel is putting forth. The play moves evenly and the time goes by quickly, very enjoyable.

Robert M Massimi.

 

 

Follow up to Latin/South America… Just In, The Problems Discussed Yesterday And Today. Robert Massimi.

MS 13 is so big in our country, government sees it as one of the most challenging terrorist groups to date.
Why we focus solely on the Middle East and not this id mind boggling. In the middle east we are not directly threatened, in the Americas we are directly affected when communists take over. It is no wonder Putin puts so much effort into this effort, much more then the middle east. This is one of George Soros biggest targets to get his socialist agenda put forth, as does the Ford Foundation.
We must put more attention into this or else our medical expenses, (dealing with people in exile ending up here), will go through the roof. Gangs will be stronger and run ramp-id.  We must make more effort to straighten free supporters of governments in question and eliminate communist/socialist leaders who take over countries and destroy it’s people.

Robert M Massimi.

Illegal immigration across the Southwest border has surged back to Obama-era levels, according to the latest data released Friday that suggests the gains President Trump made early in his tenure have worn off.

Nearly 40,000 illegal immigrants were nabbed attempting to sneak in at the border in November, which was up about 12 percent compared to October, and more than twice the monthly numbers from March and April, when Mr. Trump touted his early accomplishments.

Perhaps just as worrisome for officials is the rise in families traveling together, which surged 45 percent last month, and unaccompanied minors traveling without parents, which rose 26 percent in November.


 


U.S. Customs and Border Protection called the rise an “uptick.”

The 39,006 people apprehended in November is still less than the previous two years, but is more than 2012, 2013 or 2014, signaling a return to Obama-era levels of illegal immigrants.

Venezuela, The New World Order And The Communist Movement At Our Back Door. Robert Massimi.

You cannot tell me Venezuela does not have any money,  this country has enough oil money to feed, cloth and pay for any other thing that it’s people need. Yet, another commie asshole is in office abusing his power and it is leading to a mass exodus. Guess where these people will end up? You got it, here in the U.S. expect the gangs to get stronger, the drug flow to be more vibrant and bustling all at our expense.

I wrote yesterday how we should pay more attention to this, rather then focusing solely on the Middle East. If we don’t nip this in the bud, we could be deluged by a flood of immigrants taking away more jobs desperately needed by Americans looking for work.

The Rockefeller   Foundation, Ford Foundation and George Soros have there hands all over it. It is there MO to destroy nations and make people at the mercy of the socialist UN. and UNESCO.

If the U.S. doesn’t wake up, we will be in major trouble with refugees and eventually gangs and drug dealers and all the other problems that comes with refugees.

Robert M. Massimi.

 

 

Flood of Venezuelans are fleeing depressed country. Here’s where they’re seeking refuge

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LIMA, Peru — It is 8 a.m. and the line of Venezuelan refugees outside the Interpol office already stretches to the end of the block.

Most have just arrived in Lima with not much more than the clothes on their back and are here applying for a certificate to show they have no criminal record, a requirement for a work permit in Peru.

“Leaving was tough, but staying would have been tougher,” said Andrea Sequiera, 29, as she waits at the back of the line with her husband Luis, 31, and 8-year-old son Fabian. ”We know lots of people who would like to get out of Venezuela but can’t afford the ticket.”

Although Venezuelans for years have been fleeing the “socialist revolution” first launched by the late Hugo Chávez in 1999, in recent months the trickle has turned into a flood as living conditions become ever more dire — from hyperinflation to acute shortages of food and medicine to one of the worst homicide rates in the world.

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In response to protests over the once-wealthy country’s seeming demise, President Nicolás Maduro’s increasingly authoritarian regime has cracked down on opponents, making prospects for improved times less and less likely.

While many exiles had fled to the United States, surging numbers, like the Sequieras, now head to other Latin American nations. The change probably stems from President Trump’s tough anti-immigration stance and the fact that fewer Venezuelans can afford the airfare.

From Mexico to Argentina, immigration agencies are reporting skyrocketing numbers of Venezuelan arrivals, doubling and even tripling the total for previous years.

The Sequieras have been in Lima just four days, after a grueling six-day bus trip from their native Valencia, Venezuela’s third-largest city. They rented a small room in a gritty eastern suburb and are now looking to start a new life in Peru.

The Sequieras became desperate as their wages became increasingly worthless — Andrea’s pay as a human resources coordinator and her husband’s at Empresas Polar, Venezuela’s largest food and beverage company. “The worst thing is not being able to feed him,” she said nodding toward their son.

The final straw came when a tire on their car ruptured beyond repair and they couldn’t find a replacement, making the vehicle useless — in the nation with the world’s largest proven oil reserves. Then the couple spent five days searching in vain for an antibiotic to treat a boil on young Fabian’s arm.

Peru introduced a special temporary visa in February to address the growing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Nearly 30,000 Venezuelans have applied so far for the visa, which includes a temporary work permit.

The exodus from Venezuela has caused tension in some Latin American countries. In Panama, the flood of citizens from the much larger neighbor now competing for jobs has stoked nationalistic sentiment, said Harold Trinkunas, an international security expert at Stanford University who grew up in Venezuela. Panama responded by tightening visa requirements.

Other countries have coped better, particularly Colombia, which has called on its extensive refugee system, originally created to help those displaced from its civil war that recently ended.

Another change is that most Venezuelan immigrants are now simply looking to survive, instead of wanting to send money back home to support family members, said Garrinzon González, who runs the Venezuelan Union in Peru, a self-help group for immigrants in Lima that has nearly 20,000 Facebook followers.

“There’s nothing to buy in the shops in Venezuela now anyway,” he said. “Here you can have a roof over your head and stable work very quickly after you arrive.”

The Venezuelan diaspora is estimated to be about 1.1 million — more than 4% of the population — although the country long ago stopped publishing official numbers. Many hope to return to Venezuela and help their homeland recover once there is a political transition. They don’t know when that might happen, and the longer they stay abroad, the more they put down roots.

“I want to go back and help lift my country up again, but I am at an age where I want to be established and have a family,” said Patricia Acosta, 38, an MBA who arrived in Peru in April and now consults for the Spanish telecom giant Telefónica. “This really hurts. Venezuelans don’t have a culture of emigration. The expectation is that grandparents will see their grandkids growing up.”

That may hinder Venezuela’s recovery, because most emigrants are university-educated professionals who play a vital role in the economy. “Venezuela’s brain drain is a brain gain for its neighbors,” Trinkunas said.

The Sequieras are not even thinking that far ahead. Their priority is to sort out their papers, find work, rent an apartment and get Fabian back to school as quickly as possible.

 “We want to make friends and have a good life here,” Andrea Sequiera said. “We would like to go back, but right now we are focused on just rebuilding our lives.”

How We Failed Latin And South America. The New World Order And The Communist Movement. Robert Massimi.

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Antigovernment protesters, angry over the disputed presidential election, blocked a road on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, last week. Credit Moises Castillo/Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — Protests snaking through city streets, nighttime curfews, a raucous political battle over a president’s re-election: Honduras has been seized by a crisis since a disputed vote last month.

The country has lived through a version of this turmoil before. Eight years ago, a leftist president was ousted by a coup in a fight over what his opponents said was a plan to overturn the constitutional ban on a second presidential term. The resistance movement that sprang up to support him has endured, and the discord that split Honduran society then still defines today’s divisions.

Both in 2009 and now, the return of stability in Honduras is important to the United States, which seeks a president there who can be counted on to support American policies to stem the flow of drugs and migrants from reaching the Texas border.

The question is whether the United States is willing to overlook a possibly fraudulent election to ensure that outcome.

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Salvador Nasralla, presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship, gave a speech to supporters last week during a protest in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. Credit Henry Romero/Reuters

President Juan Orlando Hernández, a conservative hoping to win a second term, has been a willing partner on the concerns that matter most to the United States. And as he increased control over every branch of the government since his election in 2013, no objections were raised from the Obama or Trump administrations — not even when his handpicked Supreme Court justices found a circuitous way to lift the prohibition on running for re-election.

How well the White House navigates a resolution of the contested election may not only affect Honduran democracy but also could resound across the region, where elections are scheduled over the next year in seven countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia.

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“Will the United States remain consistent in defending the electoral process, regardless of whether the country in question is friend or foe,” wrote Juan Gonzalez, an adviser to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Central America, in an email, “or equivocate when the process breaks down in a country that cooperates with the United States?”

More than two weeks after Hondurans voted, the election outcome is still in doubt. According to the count by the electoral commission, which is controlled by Mr. Hernández’s allies, the president won nearly 52,500 more votes than his main opponent, Salvador Nasralla, who leads a leftist coalition.

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Members of the Honduran election commission counted votes in Tegucigalpa last week. Credit Johan Ordonez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

But the vote was deeply flawed, according to election monitors from the Organization of American States. The organization outlined steps toward reviewing the vote count and warned that if the irregularities were too widespread it could recommend a new election.

The Trump administration has endorsed the O.A.S. measures as a way to “reach a credible conclusion,” the United States chargé d’affaires, Heide B. Fulton, told local reporters last week. She delivered the message standing beside the embattled president of the electoral commission, which many Honduran critics viewed as a gesture of support for the agency.

In what critics called another diplomatic blunder, the State Department gave Mr. Hernández a public lift just as the election conflict escalated. Two days after the vote, it certified that Honduras was meeting human rights conditions, strengthening transparency and cracking down on corruption. That approval was required to release 50 percent of the American aid earmarked for the Honduran central government.

Mr. Hernández’s National Party jumped on the certification as a vote of confidence in the president from the United States, proof that outside countries had recognized his “arduous fight against corruption and criminality.”

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President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras delivered a speech during a meeting with supporters on election night last month. Credit Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press

The aid, about $17 million, goes to Honduran security forces, for counternarcotics and anti-gang programs and to fund an effort to purge the police of corrupt officers and train recruits.

But Senator Patrick J. Leahy, who wrote the law requiring approval and is empowered to release the aid, is likely to withhold it for now, his office said. He has yet to release an amount allocated last year.

“In the past, U.S. administrations — Republican and Democratic — have always had an overriding foreign policy goal: fighting communism, terrorism or drugs, or stopping migrants,” Mr. Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, said in an email.

“These considerations have taken precedence over human rights,” Mr. Leahy said. “That has been the pattern, and the money has kept flowing. It hasn’t produced the results that Honduras needs and that we all want. That needs to change.”

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An injured supporter of Mr. Nasralla was assisted by fellow protesters during clashes with security forces in Tegucigalpa last month. Credit Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press

The dispute over the election result can be traced to the erratic behavior of the electoral commission, which first declared that Mr. Nasralla was leading before suspending the count for a day and a half. When it resumed, the trend reversed, giving Mr. Hernández his small margin.

Largely peaceful protests filled the streets in support of Mr. Nasralla. But in some places, security forces shot at protesters, while looting and violence prompted the government to declare a nighttime curfew. Fourteen people, including two police officers, were killed, according to an advocacy group, the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras.

The peaceful demonstrations have continued, although a few clashes between the police and protesters have erupted at roadblocks. Radio Progreso, an opposition broadcaster, said its antenna in Tegucigalpa, the capital, was sabotaged this past weekend.

The protests echo the weeks after the 2009 coup when the political and business elite allied with the military to remove Manuel Zelaya from the presidency.

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Reporters interviewed Heide B. Fulton, an American diplomat, after a news conference where the election commission announced last week that it would recount votes from 4,753 ballot boxes. Credit Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

The Obama administration sought a quick solution after the coup, pressing Honduras to move ahead with elections already scheduled for a few months later.

What followed was an eruption of violence under a presidency that appeared unwilling or unable to control gangs and drug traffickers. The murder rate rose to one of the highest in the world.

“After the coup, you still had a very polarized society,” said Adriana Beltrán, a Central America expert at the Washington Office on Latin America, a research and advocacy group. “The consequences have not been dealt with.”

In the years immediately after the coup, the Obama administration focused largely on the drug war, working alongside Honduran forces. The collaboration led to failures like the death of four Honduran civilians in a mission overseen by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2012.

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Military police patrols enforced nighttime curfews in Honduras last week. Credit Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press

At the same time, drug gangs corrupted high-ranking police officers and politicians. The son of Porfirio Lobo, a former president, is serving a 24-year sentence in the United States for conspiring to import cocaine.

When Mr. Hernández took office, Washington appeared willing to overlook his more autocratic actions in the hope that he would restore stability. He worked closely with John F. Kelly, then the commander of United States Southern Command and now President Trump’s chief of staff.

Only after Honduran children and families began appearing at the Texas border seeking asylum did the Obama administration begin to acknowledge that corruption and the failure of the rule of law were partly responsible for that problem, Ms. Beltrán said.

The Trump administration has proposed cutting aid to Central America and pushed to end a special immigration status for some long-term migrants in the United States. Sending them home would strain the Honduran economy, which relies on remittances from abroad and could not integrate tens of thousands of deportees.

With the White House pushing law and order policies, many worry that the deeper problems facing Honduras will be overlooked.

“I worry about us losing our focus and not staying the course in ensuring that Honduras rids itself of corruption and builds the institutions that everybody needs,” said Eric L. Olson, an expert on Central America at the Wilson Center, a Washington research group.

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