Saturday, July 28, 2018

Ann Surprise: Wyze Works with Alexa

Ann Surprise: Wyze Works with Alexa:                     View in browser ...



Wyze Works with Alexa




                   View in browser

Wyze Works with Alexa!




We're excited to announce

Wyze Cam v2 & Wyze Cam Pan

now work with Alexa

Since
launching Wyze Cam we've been amazed and inspired by the creative ways
our community has been using our cameras. And humbled by stories of ways
our cameras have made life better or easier.



We've also heard many ideas for how we can make our cameras even
better. One of the top feature requests we receive is for Wyze to work
with Alexa. We heard you loud and clear and are excited to announce it's here!



We hope this makes our cameras an even more fun and useful tool. We invite you to continue to
share the ways you use your cameras and give us your feedback or ideas.



I also want to say thank you - we couldn't
do this without you. We work hard to make great products and offer them
at the lowest possible price. You can help by telling your friends,
family, and neighbors about us, and we look forward to more great things
to come!



- Wyze Tao


What is Alexa?



Alexa is the voice-controlled service that seamlessly communicates with Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam Pan through any Alexa-enabled device connected to a screen.



Alexa lets you use your voice to control Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam Pan by speaking commands to Alexa.



Add voice control to any certified “Works with Amazon Alexa” product by
linking accounts to Alexa-enabled devices. Then, just ask Alexa to show
you the front door, baby's room, or anything else your camera is
viewing.

How Do I Get Started?

  1. Set up your Wyze camera in the Wyze app
  2. Update your camera's firmware to the latest version (via the Wyze app)
  3. Enable the Wyze skill in your Alexa account using the Alexa app, asking Alexa to "enable Wyze skill," or through alexa.amazon.com. You will be prompted to enter your Wyze username & password to authorize Alexa to connect to your camera(s)
  4. Go to your Alexa-enabled device and say "Alexa, discover my devices"
  5. Say any of the following to view your Wyze camera's stream:
    • "Alexa, show me [Camera Name]"
    • "Alexa, show my [Camera Name]"
    • "Alexa, show me the [Camera Name]"
    • "Alexa, show [Camera Name]"
  6. Say either of the following to stop viewing your Wyze camera's stream:
    • "Alexa, stop"
    • "Alexa, go home"
Learn More

Questions You Might Have



Q: Which Alexa-enabled devices work with Wyze? 

A: All Alexa-enabled devices connected to a screen will work with the Wyze skill. For example:



  • Echo Show
  • Echo Spot
  • Fire TV HD and Fire TV 4K

    Fire Stick is temporarily incompatible with Wyze
Q: How does Alexa work?

A: Alexa is the cloud-based voice service from Amazon.
Alexa is the brain behind Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices.
Using Alexa is as simple as asking a question—just ask, and Alexa will
respond instantly.



Q: What is an Alexa Skill?

A: Skills add new capabilities that allow you to create
a more personalized experience with your Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire TV,
and other Alexa-enabled devices. Skills let you receive flash briefings,
order food, request a ride, track your fitness, and more.



Q: What Wyze devices work with Alexa?

A: Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam Pan work with Alexa. Wyze Cam v1 does not work with Alexa.
More Questions


Amazon, Alexa, Echo Spot and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
YouTube
© 2018 Wyze Labs, Inc.

www.wyzecam.com






No comments:


Friday, July 27, 2018

Tai Chi for Arthritis Front Demo

Chinese Music For Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Qigong Full 20-Minute Daily Routine

Qigong to Prevent Face and Neck Wrinkles

48 Form Tai Chi Demonstration Master Amin Wu 吳阿敏48式太極拳

Tai Chi 5 Minutes a Day Module 01 - easy for beginners

Top 10 Tai Chi Moves for Beginners

Tai Chi Ball Workout for Beginners by David-Dorian Ross (YMAA)

10 Simple Tai Chi Exercises in 10 Minutes - Daily Tai Chi for Beginners

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Wow! ICE Walks Right Into Homes Unwelcomed ! Oregon State USA


0:00

This is what authoritarianism looks like

BLACKOUT IN PUERTO RICO:

BLACKOUT IN PUERTO RICO:
How 120 Years of Corporate
Dominance & Political Inequality
Stifle Self-Determination Today
Written by Jasmine Gomez
A Joint Report by Free Speech For People and United for a Fair Economy
 

Viva Puerto Rico libre!
PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND READ THIS IMPORTANT DOCUMENT PRODUCED BY BRILLIANT MINDS ABOUT THE BLACK OUT IN PUERTO RICO AND HISTORY OF DESTRUCTION OF PUERTO RICAN ECONOMY.
 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Grants For The Arts? She Gave Millions to Artists Without Credit. Until Now.

She Gave Millions to Artists Without Credit. Until Now.

Image
“I feel I can be a better advocate having my own voice,” said Susan Unterberg, who has revealed her identity after anonymously giving $5.5 million to other female artists over the last 22 years.CreditVincent Tullo for The New York Times

  • The artist Carrie Mae Weems recalls sitting at her desk in Syracuse in 2014 “feeling very anonymous and misunderstood and trying to figure out how to make some new work” when she got the call.
    “I was offered this extraordinary gift,” she said. “It was important, because I needed the money, but more than anything, I needed the encouragement and the support to keep making, to keep pushing — to continue to work in spite of all of the pressures.”
    The gift is part of a grant program that has paid out a total of $5.5 million over the last 22 years to support underrecognized female artists over age 40. It is called Anonymous Was a Woman, in reference to a line in Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own,” to pay tribute to female artists in history who signed their paintings “Anonymous” so that their work would be taken seriously.
    The donor behind the prize wanted to remain unknown. But now she is stepping out from behind the curtain: Susan Unterberg, herself a once underrecognized female artist over 40. In a recent interview at her Upper East Side home, she said she has decided to come forward so that she can more openly argue on behalf of women who are artists, demonstrate the importance of women supporting women and try to inspire other philanthropists.
    Advertisement
    “It’s a great time for women to speak up,” Ms. Unterberg said. “I feel I can be a better advocate having my own voice.”
    Ms. Unterberg, who turns 77 this weekend and is based in New York, has her photographic work in a few major museum collections — including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Jewish Museum — and she had a career retrospective at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati in 2004. But she said she has experienced firsthand the hurdles faced by female artists all over the world.
    You have 3 free articles remaining.
    Subscribe to The Times
    “They don’t get museum shows as often as men, they don’t command the same prices in the art world,” she said. “And it doesn’t seem to be changing.”
    Statistics cited by the National Museum of Women in the Arts show that female artists earn 81 cents for every dollar made by male artists; that work by female artists makes up just 3 percent to 5 percent of major permanent museum collections in the United States and Europe; and that of some 590 major exhibitions by nearly 70 institutions in the United States from 2007 through 2013, only 27 percent were devoted to female artists.
    “Women continue to be seriously undervalued and underappreciated,” Ms. Weems said. “The work is not taken as seriously, and men are still running the game. Men in power support men in power, and they want to see men in power.”
    Advertisement
    Just recently, the National Gallery in London acquired an artwork by a female artist for the first time in 27 years (a self-portrait by the Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi). And the Ford Foundation was among several organizations that recently received a letter from the curator Helen Molesworth about the possibility of starting a Time’s Up for Museums, borrowing the goal of a Hollywood group’s push for equality — 50/50 by 2020.
    “Is now the time for a field-wide call for gender parity in all aspects of the profession?” Ms. Molesworth writes. “How might we bring the pressure of our current moment into our programming, our presentation of permanent collections, the way we pursue acquisitions, etc.?”
    Ms. Unterberg said she had chosen to keep her identity secret so that her art would be evaluated on its own terms — even her grown grandchildren were unaware she was behind the grant. “I was working really hard to become known as a contemporary artist,” Ms. Unterberg said. “And this I felt would have influenced the way people looked at my work or saw me.”
    “I’m a private person,” she added, “and I didn’t mind being unknown.”
    As the founder and sole patron of the grant program, Ms. Unterberg has supported 220 artists with funds from the foundation she and her sister, Jill Roberts, inherited after their father, Nathan Appleman, an oilman and philanthropist, died in 1992.
    Image
    The artist Carrie Mae Weems, a recipient of a grant from Ms. Unterberg’s program, said: “I needed the money, but more than anything, I needed the encouragement and the support to keep making, to keep pushing — to continue to work in spite of all of the pressures.”CreditStephanie Diani for The New York Times
    She was moved to start the program in 1996 when the National Endowment for the Arts ended grants for individuals, as a way to give fellow female artists the kind of support she knew they needed, especially in the middle stage of their careers.
    Advertisement
    She got the idea while brainstorming with Marcia Tucker, the forceful curator and founder of the New Museum. “Since I was a middle-aged artist and always wanted to support women — I’m a feminist — this seemed like the perfect vehicle,” Ms. Unterberg said.
    Past winners — many of whom have gone on to present solo exhibitions at institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Venice Biennale — have included Louise Lawler, Tania Bruguera, Carolee Schneemann and Mickalene Thomas.
    The artists who have received the $25,000 grant have long wondered about the person — or people — behind it. “It’s such a special form of generosity to do that anonymously,” said Nicole Eisenman, who received a grant in 2014. “The lack of ego and the pure altruism in this grant is a beautiful thing.”
    The women are nominated and evaluated by other women in the field — curators, art writers and previous winners, who themselves are not identified. The five panelists on the selection committee — who have changed over the years — deliberate for a full day and are each paid $1,000 for their time.
    The award is not need-based; women simply have to be over 40 (it used to be over 30 but changed early on) and at a crossroads in their practice, which they explain in their applications.
    “It came right on time,” said Amy Sherald, who received the award in 2017 before it was announced that she would be painting Michelle Obama for the National Portrait Gallery.
    Advertisement
    “The time I got the check I actually was at a point where I couldn’t pay my rent,” she said in a telephone interview. “I had $1,500 left and that’s exactly what my rent was. The announcement of the portrait had just come out and I was sitting there flat broke. It saved my life in terms of securing my studio to make that portrait.”
    An assessment of the grant, commissioned from the curator Laura Hoptman, was completed in 2004. After reviewing the testimonies of some 70 recipients, Ms. Hoptman said the psychological benefit had proven as decisive as the financial one, citing “a validation of their standing in the art community, a recognition of their past achievements, as well as a strong vote of confidence in their ability to continue to produce meaningful work.”
    Obvious from the testimonies, Ms. Hoptman added, “is the life-changing quality of a well-deserved, substantial grant that comes from nowhere.”
    “The terms most often used in this sampling,” she said, “were ‘lifesaver’ and ‘miracle.’”
    Indeed, going public is likely to elicit some messages of gratitude, but Ms. Unterberg said she never awarded the grants for recognition. “It’s thanks enough knowing I’ve helped people’s lives when they needed it,” she said, adding, “I’ll miss the secret pleasure of seeing people benefit from afar without my name being attached.”
    Ms. Unterberg — who is also finishing a five-year tenure as a chairwoman of the board of Yaddo, the artists’ retreat — said she will continue to underwrite the award, though no longer as a voting member of the selection panel.
    The need for this type of support, Ms. Unterberg said, remains as pronounced as it was when she started. “It’s still a political moment two decades later,” she said, adding that the National Endowment for the Arts “is still under threat and women are still facing challenges in midcareer.”
    “I’m eager for the grant to become better known,” she said. “Women have been anonymous for far too long.”

    Books With Key Habits / Or is It Too Late To Change Habits?


    The key habits that got them there

    By

    TaylorMilam

    Millionaires come from all walks of life, but research shows they share some key habits that helped them climb (and stay) at the top of their financial games. Upping their financial IQs and reading are two big ones—so it’s no surprise many millionaires credit books with helping them shape their money mind-set.
    Want a few suggestions to add to your summer reading list? Here, seven self-made millionaires share the one book that changed their finances for the better.
    “Your Money or Your Life”
    By Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
    “This is a great book about the foundations of tracking your spending and rethinking how you engage with money. It introduces the idea of thinking about money in terms of how much time—a precious, finite resource—it took for you to earn it. That was a huge mind-set shift for me. When you think of it like that, you’re a lot more careful about where your money goes.
    After reading it in 2012, my husband Mark and I began to seriously focus on our discretionary spending, scaling back on dinners out and impulse buys and stopping the constant ‘treat yourself’ mentality. I realized that truly treating myself was working toward financial freedom—not buying more stuff that wouldn’t increase my happiness. If you can tamp down on ‘lifestyle inflation’ like this—even as you earn more—and save what’s leftover, you’ll be shocked at how much you can put away.”
    —Tanja Hester, 38, early retiree in Lake Tahoe, Calif., who hit millionaire status in her mid-30s with calculated goal-setting, saving and investing.
    “Cashing in on the American Dream: How to Retire at 35”
    By Paul Terhorst
    “‘Cashing in on the American Dream” details how the author achieved financial independence by selling all of his assets (his house, cars, etc.) and investing the proceeds. When my wife Zena and I read it in 1997, we were still paying off $45,000 of student loans and never imagined being financially independent one day—but it did inspire us to start saving aggressively (eventually up to 75% of our incomes) so we could invest more.
    The book is timeless in the sense that it shows the power of putting your money to work for you. Especially if you identify with the early-retirement movement, you’ll love reading how Terhorst developed his own plan long before the concept existed in popular culture. I’m sure co-workers at his accounting firm thought he was nuts!”
    — Gerry, 54, a retired teacher in Statenville, Ga., who passed the seven-figure mark in 2016 by living frugally and maxing out retirement accounts.
    “The Millionaire Next Door”
    By Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
    “I was at an event one day in 1998 when I heard someone talking animatedly about ‘The Millionaire Next Door’ and the wealthy spending habits it talked about. Their excitement motivated me to read the book myself.
    This book truly helped me turn my financial life around. I was living paycheck to paycheck at the time, often spending more money than I could afford on material things as I tried to keep up with the Joneses. But here’s what I know now: A Timex watch tells time just as well as a Rolex, and an older Jeep gets me from Point A to Point B just as a 2018 luxury vehicle will.
    Because of the lessons I learned from ‘The Millionaire Next Door,’ my husband and I were able to stop wasting money on stuff and start saving for things we valued: paying off our mortgage, funding our children’s education and consistently investing for retirement.”
    — Clare Dubé, 51, financial therapist in Madison, Conn., who joined the millionaires’ club in 2000 through values-led budgeting, targeted retirement planning and real-estate investing.
    “The Wealthy Barber”
    By David Chilton
    “‘The Wealthy Barber’ taught me that you don’t need to be an executive making a huge income or start a killer business in order to become a millionaire. Ordinary people can become millionaires by doing relatively simple things—like using tax-advantaged retirement accounts and pushing yourself to save a little extra each month—over a long period of time.
    Since first reading it nearly 20 years ago, I’ve focused on saving and investing, paying off debt, living below my means and actively looking for ways to increase my income. This has helped me grow the gap between income and money that goes out.”
    — Liz Gendreau, 37, a blogger in Connecticut, who hit net-worth $1 million in 2017, thanks to diligent saving and investing (plus the power of compounding.)
    “The Automatic Millionaire”
    By David Bach
    “Everyone is looking for a magic potion to get rich instantly. That rarely happens. Instead, “The Automatic Millionaire” shows the power of building wealth through incremental steps, like signing up for a 401(k) and contributing, at first, enough to get the company match—then gradually increasing from there.
    I’m all about letting little wins pile up, and use automation for many simple tasks, like paying bills, investing and setting up a transfer from my checking account to online savings accounts, dedicated to different goals. This way, I can earn a little interest, meet my goals and avoid the convenience fee some companies charge for converting annual bills, like life or auto insurance, into monthly installments.
    Taking care of these things automatically means I can focus on building my career and scouting the next rental property or other worthwhile investment.”
    — Lee Huffman, 42, freelance writer in Anaheim Hills, Calif., who hit $1 million in 2015, thanks to maxing out retirement accounts, buying a home at the bottom of the housing market and investing in rental properties.
    “The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing”
    By Taylor Larimore, Mel Landauer and Michael LeBoeuf
    “‘The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing,’ based on the philosophies of Vanguard founder John Bogle, completely changed my financial outlook. In the 12 years since reading it, I went from being a broke college student to a millionaire.
    I credit that growth to a lot of things, but particularly learning how to invest in diversified, low-cost index funds and hold on to them over the long term. I used to associate investing with picking individual stocks, but the book laid out an investing strategy that benefits from the rise of the market as a whole rather than individual stock picks. This approach is less stressful and less volatile—and helps me sleep at night.”
    — Adam Fortuna, 36, product manager in Salt Lake City, Utah, whose long-term investing strategy helped him recover after the 2007-09 recession, when his net worth plummeted by 80%, and eventually become a millionaire in 2017.
    “If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly”
    By William Bernstein
    “When I read this book three years ago, I was a financial infant. My husband and I had a strong income, but we didn’t have a goal. Because I grew up in poverty in China before immigrating to the U.S., where money was still tight, I didn’t spend much. My husband grew up in a typical, suburban family, but had similar money habits. So while we weren’t overspending, we weren’t putting our money to good use either.
    In this book, Bernstein spits out the core of personal finance—budgeting, retirement saving and other principles of investing—in 76 pages, which was perfect for my 23-year-old attention span. We implemented Bernstein’s advice, and also continued our personal finance journey through reading more books and finding a community of like-minded people with similar financial goals to keep us accountable.”
    — Lily He, 26, entrepreneur in Seattle, Wash., who crossed the millionaire mark in 2017, thanks to saving up to 90 percent of her discretionary income and investing.
    Read the original article on Grow.

    Good Points! Subtasks Will Kill Your Productivity

    Checklists are Great, but Subtasks Will Kill Your Productivity

    checklist
    One of the questions we get a lot about our product is, “Do you have subtasks?” When we say, “No,” the next question is invariably, “Why? I really need subtasks.”
    We understand where you’re coming from. But… we don’t like subtasks. At all. In fact, we think subtasks are evil.
    People think of subtasks as a great way to organize complex information, but believe it or not, using subtasks ironically leads to terrible management practices, wasted time, low morale, and all around chaos.
    And to further complicate the great debate [of issues you never even knew were controversial], we also believe that there’s a key difference between subtasks and checklists.
    Checklist = listing out things so no one forgets to do them = good
    Subtask = assigning someone to a task within a project = bad
    To be fair, the issue isn’t really with subtasks per se, but rather the overall conspiracy of hierarchies, to which subtasks are merely an accomplice. We believe that having a strict hierarchy of projects, tasks, and subtasks kills productivity and makes people unhappy.
    Why? If you’re responsible for a large number of minor tasks across a multitude of projects, and your team is using a traditional tool that organizes work exclusively by project, how do you know what you’re responsible for and how it fits into the bigger picture? It’s too time-consuming and burdensome to click into each project, find the tasks you’re responsible for, and keep track of it all.
    Your team ends up needing many different views for each team member just to make sense of the hierarchy.
    Why is this bad? There are four main reasons:

    1. It’s hard to prioritize on a high level

    With a hierarchy, there’s no clear view of greater goals and how individual tasks fit into the bigger picture. Everyone’s focused on their own personal tasks, so you have to meet for separate discussions about what the global priorities are, what everyone’s working on, how everything fits together, and ensure that everyone’s clear on what tasks are high priority and what should wait.  
    The evil baby that’s born as a result: Long, repetitive, and super dull meetings.

    2. You can’t visualize deadlines

    With the separate views that hierarchy creates, it becomes very hard to answer the simple question, “What are we going to achieve as a team this week?” The project becomes a complex ladder of tasks and subtasks, and it’s impossible to clearly see when anything is going to get done. Without checking in with the team on a daily basis and asking, “What are you working on?” and “When will it be done?”, managers lose control.
    The evil baby that’s born as a result: Managers become nags.

    3. You lose all sense of achievement

    When you mark a subtask as “complete” in a traditional project management tool, what happens? It disappears. No one knows.
    You’ve probably never really thought about this, but this kills people’s motivation. You’re burdened to communicate your accomplishments to your teammates and managers, and then it’s on them to provide recognition and celebrate success. All of this happens outside of the tool you’re working with.
    The evil baby that’s born as a result: More meetings and sometimes, office politics.

    4. People work slowly

    When the big picture goal isn’t clear, people don’t understand why their work is important and how even the smallest of tasks contribute to the overall mission. When they complete a task, they’re just handed another, so there’s no reason to work quickly or strive to achieve more. This is depressing, and you need more meetings to fix it.
    The evil baby that’s born as a result: Low morale and slow execution.
    What should you do instead of working with a hierarchy of projects, tasks, and subtasks?

    Manage by time!

    Put all of your team’s tasks in one single board, with no separate personal views. Then simply manage the week and make sure everyone’s clear on what the weekly goal is. In monday.com, each person can mark tasks “done” and turn them green as the week progresses.
    original-board
    Without having to say a word to anyone, this is an amazingly satisfying way to feel accomplished. Then, as a team, you can celebrate at the end of each week the success of completing what you set out to achieve.
    The happy babies that will be born as a result:
    • Prioritize what’s important and keep everyone focused on why their tasks matter
    • Feel confident that you’ll meet your deadlines and know what your team will accomplish
    • Receive recognition when things turn green without the manager having to do a thing
    • Take initiative and self-manage because everyone understands what the goal is
    And guess what? We’re working on a new checklist feature right now. It will give you everything you ever wanted from subtasks—the ability to drill down into great detail and stay organized on every single to-do so you can stay super organized at all times—while always allowing you to focus on the big picture and see how everyone’s tasks contribute towards your end goal. It’s the best of both worlds, and we know that many of you have been eagerly anticipating it. So stay tuned over the coming few weeks—we’ll let you know when it’s here. 🙂
    In the meantime, lose the subtasks, and instead get your team addicted to “done.”

    Sunday, July 22, 2018

    The Rest Of The Story!

    Avaaz usually sends about one email per week, offering a chance to take quick action on an urgent global issue. If you received this message in error, or would prefer not to receive email from Avaaz, click here to unsubscribe or email unsubscribe@avaaz.org.

    Dear friends,
    It’s now shockingly clear that Donald Trump is Putin’s poodle.
    The Shocking Truth about Trump But we need the world to understand why, before it’s too late…
    Trump's businesses went bankrupt so many times in the 1990s that many legitimate banks wouldn’t lend to him anymore. He turned to Russian oligarchs -- Putin’s ruling clique -- to bankroll his projects, and launder their dirty money for them. This was, and continues to be, a huge part of his business. He’s a Russian money launderer.
    "We don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia."
    Donald Trump JR, 2014
    This isn’t speculation or hyperbole. There's mountains of evidence. Trump’s former election campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort, has deep ties to Russian oligarchs, and is currently in jail awaiting trial on, among other charges, money laundering!

    Here are 5 more top facts everyone should know about Trump's long collusion with Russian organised criminals -- forward this email and share it on Facebook -- we all deserve to know the truth:

    Share on Facebook


    1 Trump’s main financial backer for the Trump Tower Toronto was a Russian-Canadian billionaire who got the money by selling a massive steel mill in Ukraine for nearly a billion dollars. $100 million of that money was paid to a Kremlin-backed fixer, likely as a bribe to VERY high Russian officials. The Chairman of the Bank who financed the deal? Vladimir Putin.


    2 Trump bought his home in Palm Beach, Florida for $41 million. A few years later, with no real increase in the value -- he sold it for $95 million -- the most expensive home in America at the time! Why? A major Russian oligarch bought it -- we don’t know yet why he effectively ‘gave’ Trump $54 million. But it’s classic money laundering practice.


    3 Trump's real estate deals were often fuelled by Russian money, typically passed through shady shell companies. 77% of Trump Soho apartments were bought with cash by such mysterious companies. At least 13 people with links to Russian oligarchs or mobsters lived in Trump properties, including one of Russia's top mobsters. One even ran a high-stakes illegal gambling ring in the apartment right below Trump's!
    "Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets"
    Donald Trump JR, 2008


    4 Trump’s financial broker and “Senior Advisor” was a Russian convicted felon named Felix Sater, widely known as a mafia figure who once stabbed someone in the face with a broken margarita glass, requiring over 100 stitches. Sater helped set up shell companies, and arranged funding for Trump’s projects, including plans for Trump Tower Moscow. He’s also part of Putin’s inner circle. Here’s one email he wrote to Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen in November, 2015:
    "Michael I arranged for Ivanka to sit in Putins private chair at his desk and office in the Kremlin. I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected. We both know no one else knows how to pull this off without stupidity or greed getting in the way. I know how to play it and we will get this done. Buddy our boy can become President of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will."
    New York Times, August 27, 2017


    5 Trump’s other main business is casinos -- which are classic money laundering vehicles. One of his casinos was 100 times found in violation of federal rules protecting against money laundering, and paid the largest fine ever levied against a casino for having “willfully violated” anti-money laundering rules. Trump has a legal obligation to do “due diligence” for all his businesses to prevent laundering. His senior executive’s comment on this was “Donald doesn’t do diligence”.


    The Big Picture

    Putin is a former KGB officer who has used chemical weapons, assassinated people in other countries, invaded the Ukraine, occupied Crimea, shot down the MH17 airliner with almost 300 passengers on board, aided a murderous regime in Syria, condoned the beating and torture of gays, stolen up to $200 billion from his own people, hacked foreign elections and launched what NATO calls the largest hybrid warfare campaign in history to undermine western liberal democracies. He is also widely believed to have ordered the murder of Russian journalists and critics, and bombed hundreds of Russian civilians to fake a terrorist attack and justify a war in Chechnya.
    Yet when asked at their press conference if Trump had any criticism of Putin, he had none, and ridiculed US law enforcement for investigating Russian attacks on US democracy!
    Why? Trump has been working for Putin's corrupt inner circle for almost 20 years. And it's that corrupt circle that promises to make him rich for the next 20 (he's refused, in violation of all ethics, to divest from his businesses as President).
    Trump *may* be a Russian intelligence asset, he *may* have colluded with Putin to sabotage the US election. But what is clear is that he is a corrupt Russian money launderer, in the pocket of a KGB dictator. The whole world needs to know this, and rally together to prevent the damage this corrupt alliance threatens. Share this email with everyone…

    Search This Blog