Hour 2 – Trump’s Cabinet Appointees so far

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The second hour is again dedicated to KER Politics. In this hour we take a look at the current appointees Trump has made to his cabinet. We also discuss the ongoing barrage of false news from the media directed at Trump and his supporters.

  • Segment 5 & 6: In the first two segments of KER Politics we are joined by Glen Downs who shares his insights on the recent cabinet appointees by Trump.
  • Segment 7 & 8: The press seems to be dealing with innuendo instead of hard facts. We discuss the danger of this action with Daniel McAdams.

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  1. On December 10, 2016 at 4:43 am,
    jhpace1 says:

    Perhaps, Big Al – extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof from the media, whoever they are. “Yellow” journalism has been with us for centuries.

    But I cannot help but remember just how many Republican nominees for high office were raked through the mud, accused of crimes and misdemeanors, and prosecuted both in an open court as well as the public media, all on “the seriousness of the charge”. Yet today, some politicians and others are “too important” to prosecute, or even scrutinize!

    A microscope on our actions, but a blindfold for their actions!

    • On December 10, 2016 at 10:05 am,
      Againal korelin says:

      I have to agree with you Mr. Pace.

      I feel very strongly that there is a lack of responsibility in reporting and the only things that I can do about that is to be accurate in what I do and spread the word about dishonest reporting.

  2. On December 10, 2016 at 5:07 am,
    clutchdog says:

    Here is an opinion on Mr. Manuchin. Not good. It starts at the 13:25 mark of this interview. However the whole interview with Helen is a must listen IMO.
    What a world!

    • On December 10, 2016 at 10:06 am,
      al korelin says:

      Thanks Clutchdog I will listen shortly.

    • On December 10, 2016 at 2:04 pm,
      DC says:

      “What a world!” is right, clutchdog.The people Trump is choosing for his cabinet is concerning. I have tried in my mind to give him the benefit of the doubt with the old saw of keep your friends close but your enemies closer, which they comment on in this podcast.

      But, unless he plans on cleaning the swamp by first bringing these criminals, who ARE the swamp, into the spotlight of his cabinet and then, down the line, exposing their perfidy to the country, firing their asses and prosecuting them in a very public manner, there’s a scary problem appearing on the horizon.

      Thanks for sharing the link.

  3. On December 10, 2016 at 6:09 am,
    CFS says:

    Re: Segment 4. I was somewhat surprised by “I have chosen not to listen to Alex Jones…..” Whatever happened to your “listen to all opinions before judging” attitude that you used to have?
    Is Alex Jones/Infowars always right? Of course not. But he does not hide his rightwing agenda. Is the New York Times or Washington Post always right.? Of course not!
    AND there is a difference. Those newspapers try to disguise their extreme leftwing bias behind a pretense of impartial news reporting.
    Those newspapers lie by omission ALL THE TIME, skewing their presentations; as does NPR and even the BBC.
    You need to hear all the news from all sources before judging truth and what is not the truth.
    If you make your opinions based on some words taken out of full context, listening to the opinions expressed only in MainStreamMedia, you will probably not reach the truth. If you listen only to non-MainStreamMedia you will also not be told the whole truth.

    • On December 10, 2016 at 10:09 am,
      al korelin says:

      CFS, as you should be aware, I read much of the media with a very critical eye and, of course, there is some “mainstream media” that I am particularly careful about. Regarding Mr. Jones, I just don’t have the time.

      Please forward me anything that he says that you think I should be aware of.

      thank you my friend.

  4. On December 10, 2016 at 6:15 am,
    Archdeacon (!) Andrew says:

    Thanks clutchdog for the Chaitrman interview. However V the guerrilla on SGT is adamant that Trump is only using criminal insiders (arguably for some protection until the 1th December) and/or to fillet them for inside knowledge before disposing of them. Nor is Jamie Daimon standing for Treasury Secretary.

    • On December 10, 2016 at 8:22 am,
      Archdeacon (!) Andrew says:

      Correction 19th Dec

    • On December 10, 2016 at 10:11 am,
      al korelin says:

      “Criminal Insiders”? My guess, Andrew, is that he is too smart for that, but we shall see.

    • On December 10, 2016 at 10:14 am,
      CFS says:

      Andrew, Bob Arnott over at KingWorldNews probably gives the best Summary of Trump that I have heard or read.

      • On December 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm,
        Archdeacon (!) Andrew says:

        Thanks CFS – 16 minutes into interview to be clear. I’m inclining to the belief that Trump is a genius who knows how to keep his enemies closer.

        • On December 10, 2016 at 2:11 pm,
          DC says:

          That was my sense about him all along, and remains my fervent hope. The one thing that we do know for sure is that we’re all about to find out!

  5. On December 10, 2016 at 6:48 am,
    Dick Tracy says:

    When the media wants to get the public’s attention they resurrect “The Bolsheviks” from The Russian Revolution to promote their agenda of fear. The red scare was used shortly after The First World War, the fear that Bolshevism was spreading from Russia through Europe; Bolshevism might spread to the United States.

    Then in the 1950’s Communists were dangerous; The Bolshevists who were educated in Russia were well disguised in more respectable circles along with the Bolshevist sympathizers, they were not super patriots and needed to be ferroted out of American society according to one Joseph McCarthy.

    Along came The Korean War and The Vietnam War and The Communist slash Bolshevists were resurrected as the bogeyman that had to be tamed again. The red scare is nothing new in American politics and with the power of the media it has been used time and time again. Today of course we have seen it being dragged along by The Clinton’s to discredit Trump. DT

    • On December 10, 2016 at 10:15 am,
      al korelin says:

      I agree to an extent Mr. Tracy.

      My opinion regarding the Clinton’s comment of Russia and Putin is that Communism is not the issue, but that The “big bear” Russia in general is the issue.

  6. On December 10, 2016 at 8:10 am,
    Steele says:

    “There is, in fact, some historical precedent for a president surrounding himself with such a group of self-interested power-grabbers, but you’d have to return to Warren G. Harding’s administration in the early 1920s to find it. The “Roaring Twenties” that ended explosively in a stock market collapse in 1929 began, ominously enough, with a presidency filled with similar figures, as well as policies remarkably similar to those now being promised under Trump, including major tax cuts and giveaways for corporations and the deregulation of Wall Street.”


    • On December 10, 2016 at 8:44 am,
      Dick Tracy says:

      The trouble with comparing Trump with Harding is their personalities, Harding was one of the good old boys from Marion that wanted to hand out political goodies to his friends and pals, without considering whether they were qualified. Trump wants to govern.

      • On December 10, 2016 at 10:20 am,
        al korelin says:

        Dick, I am convinced at this point that Trump really wants to “make America great again”

        He realizes what a great legacy that would be. The last few administrations have, in my opinion, taken us in a much different direction.

    • On December 10, 2016 at 10:17 am,
      al korelin says:

      Thanks Steel, your comment is definitely worthy of consideration.

      I would have to say; however, that Trump’s current actions (appointments) are interesting and probably the right ones. (At least what I have seen so far.)

      • On December 10, 2016 at 8:07 pm,
        Steele says:

        Thanks, Big Al. I am cautiously optimistic about the incoming administration, but expect some tough Senate confirmation hearings with a couple of Trump’s appointments. All part of the process.

  7. On December 10, 2016 at 9:27 am,
    PF says:

    Goldman Sachs wins as usual

    • On December 10, 2016 at 10:20 am,
      al korelin says:

      Not necessarily, I am waiting to see just how this plays out.

  8. On December 10, 2016 at 9:30 am,
    b says:

    Mr McAdams makes a neat statement, cat videos being more popular than Ron Pauls site.

    Some of those cat vids are hilarious.

    The point of course is people are more interested in cats than they are about gold,the 1st amendment, war etc.

    A few years ago I mentioned here, its a “step by step” scenario, boiling frog, the fascists of the 30-40s did the same thing.

    This attack on the 200 websites is just another step.
    The real “fun” stuff is yet to come. Groundwork is still being done.

    TPTB, are setting us up for war, PCR is absolutely correct, figuring it out only requires a little study of history.

    • On December 10, 2016 at 9:32 am,
      Ebolan says:

      Is it more rational to watch a cat video than involve yourself in something that you can have absolutely no effect on?

      • On December 10, 2016 at 10:22 am,
        al korelin says:

        Just what does the word “rational” mean today, Eddy?

        • On December 10, 2016 at 11:16 am,
          Ebolan says:

          Mr. Big Al Korelin,

          What can we do to change any of this?

          We are just little people and we don’t amount to jack shiite.

          Even at the local level.

          An example, I live in an area with a corrupt city government and school district, yet even giving my best effort to inform the public and fight it, a bond measure which just feeds this terrible beast passed overwhelmingly.

          • On December 10, 2016 at 11:18 am,
            Ebolan says:

            OK, sorry. I hope that last post does not get me banned.

            Didn’t mean to imply Mr. Big Al is a little person!

            Although I freely admit I am.

    • On December 10, 2016 at 1:20 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      Mr. b,

      There is no politician or bureaucrat in any gummyment entity that gives a rat’s @ss about people like you or me.

      To them we are nothing more than tax livestock to be harvested.


      • On December 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm,
        Ozibatla says:

        “To them we are nothing more than tax livestock to be harvested.” – Ebolan.

        That is it in a nutshell Ebolan. Could not have put it any better myself. People need understand that the government does not care for their needs. Sad but true.

        • On December 10, 2016 at 4:13 pm,
          Ebolan says:

          I tell you, Mr. Ozibatla, where I live it is ridiculous.

          One of the taxing authorities in the state I live in refers to its victims as “customers,” I kid you not.

          I had to speak to one of its bureaucrats about a tax it claimed I owed.

          The bureaucrat kept referring to me as a customer. I asked since I was a customer could I refuse to do business with this entity and was told no.

          I then said since that was the case I no longer wanted to be referred to as a customer. The bureaucrat asked me how I should be referenced and I said I would like to be referred to as victim.

          Needless to say that didn’t go over well and the bureaucrat referred to me in the Orwellian.

          • On December 10, 2016 at 5:24 pm,
            Jade Helm says:

            One day that big mouth of yours is going to get you in alot of trouble, Eddie.

          • On December 10, 2016 at 5:40 pm,
            Ozibatla says:

            Of course they did! Bloody disgusting isnt it? We are but an expendable commodity that is used and abused for revenue. Typical response too. Once you dont toe the line to the system, you are ridiculed and discredited as a loopy weirdo.

            I have to read Orwels 1984, have never got around to it.

        • On December 10, 2016 at 11:17 pm,
          Nick says:

          to quote Russell Napier “Financial repression is coming to Europe and the people that can’t see that don’t have a strong understanding of financial history and the lengths that politicians will go to get re-elected. ”


      • On December 10, 2016 at 4:41 pm,
        al korelin says:

        This one I do not agree with. I choose to pay whatever taxes that I owe because I choose to live in this country. In past years some of these numbers were pretty big.

        I am a free person and I can always move to South America, but I choose not to do that.

        • On December 11, 2016 at 10:35 am,
          Matthew says:

          Al, there would be no USA if the nation’s founders had felt as you do. They revolted over taxation that was vastly less onerous and they did so on PRINCIPLE. The fact that you don’t mind paying does not change the fact that your government does not give you a choice. That’s called involuntary servitude and people used to move TO the U.S. to avoid it.

          “Where liberty is, there is my country.” — Benjamin Franklin

        • On December 11, 2016 at 1:25 pm,
          Ebolan says:

          I am a free person…

          Not if the government takes what amounts to a third or more of your labor every year and if your government masters wanted to make that 90% or more they could.

          No such person is free.

          • On December 11, 2016 at 2:46 pm,
            Matthew says:

            It’s pretty bad when most people find morality and common sense truths to be radical — and they certainly do right now.

          • On December 11, 2016 at 3:46 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            I couldn’t agree more, Matthew.

            It seems I was born at the wrong time and in the wrong place…or at least at the wrong time.

          • On December 11, 2016 at 4:05 pm,
            Matthew says:

            I don’t think that even one percent of Americans understands that the U.S. constitution was designed to protect the individual from the misguided whims of the easily manipulated masses. In other words, it is meant to protect the individual from the tyranny known as democracy.

        • On December 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm,
          Ebolan says:

          Taxation Isn’t Only Theft, It’s Destruction


  9. On December 10, 2016 at 9:31 am,
    Ebolan says:

    Before you dismiss Pizzagate and Podestaphilia you should read this.


    • On December 10, 2016 at 10:23 am,
      al korelin says:

      Fair enough Eddy, I will shortly.

    • On December 10, 2016 at 11:04 am,
      b says:

      Ive read that story, not sure if it was written by the same people.

      The “insane” Icke has been screaming about this pedophilia for years, saying clearly that Clintons,Bush, etc are involved. He does lots of “connecting the dots.”

      I really dont know why people choose to ignore it. We ignored for decades our religions doing the same thing,(decades?centuries) we still do for the most part. The Catholic church still moves their pedophiles and protects them from any prosecution.

      Most people just plain dont do anything until it affects them directly.

      Whats a person supposed to do?

      Just a guess, but this pedophile talk will pass and be forgotten.

    • On December 10, 2016 at 4:38 pm,
      al korelin says:

      I did read it and I choose to not believe it.

    • On December 11, 2016 at 8:07 pm,
      GH says:

      Following this rabbit hole, there are a lot of other sources.

      Books on the Franklin Cover-Up by DeCamp and by Bryant, and a series of articles called ‘The Pedophocracy’ by David McGowan.

      Youtube Cory Feldman on pedophilia in Hollywood. Youtube all the twisted occult and satanic symbolism in pop culture.

      It’s widespread.

  10. On December 10, 2016 at 11:20 am,
    russell s hamilton says:

    Trump now flushing away his main buddys like Guliani and Christie . Trump uses people and then screws them . Putin in a mild dictator , but may be tempted to Invade and take Estonia . If borders are not solid this can start a conventional war. pray for Peace . S

  11. On December 10, 2016 at 11:40 am,
    Dai Uy says:

    Served with both Rudy and Jeff Sessions during the Reagan Administrations. Both top notch and nice people

    • On December 10, 2016 at 1:04 pm,
      al korelin says:

      Always good to hear from you Mr. L.

      Do you believe the situation at The Spokane Country Club?

  12. On December 10, 2016 at 12:32 pm,
    CFS says:

    China has been stock=piling lots of physical materials.
    They now have about 1.5 year’s worth of consumption for stored oil.
    They have considerable stored coal, stored copper.

    Did anyone question as to why?
    Is it because they are expecting high inflation?
    Are they expecting Trump tariffs?
    Is it because they are expecting war?
    Is it simple prudence, even though they have gone into debt to build up supplies?

    The Chinese are largely in control of there own destiny; despite predictions by some so-called “pundits” the Chinese economy is not going to go into deep recession.

    • On December 11, 2016 at 8:13 pm,
      GH says:

      Well, I expect turmoil over the next decade, so it’s a wise precaution.

      Also a smart use of fiat currency, if currency wars there must be, no?

  13. On December 10, 2016 at 2:21 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Trump Picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State

    In a move that is certain to infuriate those who see Trump as nothing more than a puppet of the Kremlin, moments ago NBC reported that Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil and late entrant into the SecState race after his first meeting with the president elect this past Tuesday at the Trump Tower, has been picked by Trump to serve as his next Secretary of State.


    • On December 10, 2016 at 4:45 pm,
      al korelin says:

      I find it very hard to believe that Trump is a puppet of the Kremlin. I do find it easy to believe that this is a ludicrous statement.

      • On December 10, 2016 at 5:05 pm,
        Markedtofuture says:

        Big Al, the article is referring to the folks that didn’t vote for Trump.

    • On December 11, 2016 at 1:32 am,
      AJ says:

      A BIG personal friend of Putin. As Gary Kasparov tweeted : the last step of the confirmation process would be the nomination approved the Russian parliament.
      The Baltics are seriously lost now.

      And as somebody else mentioned, the last time Trump held a press conference, almost four months ago, was when he encouraged Russia to hack Clinton’s emails.

      • On December 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Old A Hole McCain sure doesn’t like Tillerman

        • On December 11, 2016 at 1:48 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Wonder if Boeing will get that jet fighter contract with Iran…..

    • On December 11, 2016 at 1:40 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Big oil back in play…..look out green lovers

      • On December 11, 2016 at 1:41 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        This will be a repeat ,, like after Carter

  14. On December 10, 2016 at 2:40 pm,
    Ebolan says:

    Mr. Big Al Korelin,

    Hillary Clinton has a lot of blood on her hands. Her policies have left millions dead, injured or displaced.

    Is there anyone here who does not believe she is a war criminal?

    Where would she be if the standards of Nuremberg that were applied to the Nazis were applied to her?

    • On December 11, 2016 at 10:25 am,
      Paul L. says:

      This was started by George Bush taking getting his fake intelligence info from the CIA and trillions have been wasted since and Iraq will need a 100 or more years to recover as well as the spillover destabilizing effect to the rest of the middle east to the benefit of Israel which is likely the main reason for all this to make sure no one has the strength left to take on Israel.

      • On December 11, 2016 at 8:18 pm,
        GH says:

        Wherever you want to put the starting point, HRC has been an enthusiastic war monger. She and Obama were involved in waging war on far more countries than GWB. Libya alone makes her a heinous war criminal. I agree on Israel.

  15. On December 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Leaked Footage Exposes CNN Producing Fake News During First Gulf War

    Leaked footage has emerged of Charles Jaco when he was the CNN anchor made internationally famous for heroically covering the 1990 Persian Gulf War.

    The first part of this video shows the stage set he was on while he clowns around with fellow CNN staff. The Saudi Arabian “hotel” in the background is adorned by fake palm trees and a blue wall in a studio. This clip was leaked by CNN staff.

    The second part of this video is a live CNN satellite feed recorded onto VHS showing the final cut. Charles Jaco is wearing a different jacket, but he had the same act. Even though the acting is terrible as Charles Jaco wore a gas mask, and his fellow correspondent Carl Rochelle wore a helmet—the American public were manipulated and duped en masse. The sirens and missile sound effects are part of the stage set. The camera never pans out or shows the sky as they appear terrified of chemical weapons being dropped from above.

    These clips are the highest quality of this newscast and behind the scenes. And yes, Charles Jaco was a reporter for CNN and then worked as a reporter for FOX 2 NOW in Saint Louis, Missouri.


  16. On December 11, 2016 at 11:26 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Guest Post: Here’s Why The Banksters Are In Trouble

    If the Fed were to reverse the portion of its QE in which it injected trillions onto big bank balance sheets as well as fomented a mortgage/housing bubble, the Too Big To Fails – including Goldman Sachs – would collapse. Make no mistake, it would ultimately prove to be a good thing.

    However, there’s also a growing groundswell of grassroot Americans who have “woken up.” Perhaps the only good attribute of the last election is that it hastened the rate of enlightenment. Too be sure, the number of Americans who understand the difference between Truth and Propaganda has vastly increased.

    A reader of this blog and subscriber to the Mining Stock and Short Seller Journals submitted this narrative of a recent “enlightenment” experience that occurred while on a routine visit to the local barber shop. It’s worth perusing:

    I’m almost speechless as a result of the experience I just had. I have just returned from getting a haircut at the local barbershop downtown. I was there along with the barber, a semi-retired gentleman who now drives a school bus part-time, and a local hay farmer. Our conversation was an absolute stunner, and provides very compelling (albeit admittedly anecdotal) evidence that the bankster elite are in BIG trouble.


    Well, first of all, the barber (in his late 30s) was explaining for all of us how the big banks are in MAJOR trouble on account of (and I am quoting verbatim) “the trillions of dollars of complex derivatives they are holding that are going to implode as a result of the rapid rise in US treasury bond yields.”

    The bus driver then explained to everyone how he is no longer keeping any more money in his checking account than he needs to cover outstanding checks; that otherwise he holds all of his money in cash at home. Why? Because he is afraid that, at some point in the very near future, “we’ll all wake up on a Monday morning to discover that a bank holiday has been declared, and none of us will be able to access our funds.”

    Finally, the hay farmer told us all how, as a result of having an excellent harvest this year, he had opted to pay off, two years early, the loan on his new tractor. He explained how he had received a call from the bank holding the loan, and the loan officer had attempted to convince him to NOT pay off the loan yet, and even offered to refund twelve months of interest payments if he would simply carry the loan to full term. The farmer adamantly refused. His response to the bank officer? “I understand perfectly well why you want to keep this loan on your books for two more years: you are using my loan as collateral to borrow short and lend long to the tune of at least ten times my original loan balance, and if I pay off my loan early, my debt and your collateral will be extinguished at the same time, and you’ll have to come up with more collateral to back up loans you never should have made in the first place.”

    I was stunned!

    “… borrow short and lend long … if I pay off my loan early, my debt and your collateral will be extinguished … loans you never should have made in the first place.” WOW!

    I sat there absolutely amazed at the relatively high level of understanding manifest by these “salt of the earth” types — and I realized the extent to which the global elite have grossly underestimated the common folk of this world. I am, at this moment, as hopeful for the future of America as I have been in many years.


    • On December 11, 2016 at 12:58 pm,
      CFS says:

      It is interesting that despite Citigroup (up 25%), JPMorgan (up 26%), Goldman S (up 37%) many executives and insiders of these banks are selling off shares.

      • On December 11, 2016 at 8:20 pm,
        GH says:

        Maybe they’re goosing the markets to unload on the dumb money in a bull trap, while crashing gold in a bear trap so they can buy a lot more with the proceeds?

  17. On December 11, 2016 at 12:53 pm,
    CFS says:

    nwhile, unreported in the MSM, Erdogan has started to dismantle refugee camps in Turkey. He has removed coastal patrols, and all of a sudden more refugees are turning up in Lesbos. Once on EU soil they are being allowed to proceed to the Greek mainland
    Some are staying in camps in Greece to be processed as refugees, but many are moving on their own to penetrate further into Austria, Germany, etc. There appears to be an underground smuggling network to further aid this movement….muslims helping fellow muslims for a price! These are mostly men, not women and children.

  18. On December 11, 2016 at 1:01 pm,
    CFS says:
  19. On December 11, 2016 at 3:04 pm,
    CFS says:


    Latest comments on India

  20. On December 11, 2016 at 4:47 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Maduro Stunner: Venezuela Eliminates Half Its Paper Money After Pulling Largest Bill From Circulation

    Having observed the economic chaos to emerge as a result of India’s shocking Nov. 8 demonetization announcement, and perhaps confident it can do better, today president Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, Latin America’s most distressed economy, mired in an economic crisis and facing hyperinflation, likewise shocked the nation when he announced on state TV that just like India, Venezuela would pull its highest denominated, 100-bolivar bill (which is worth about two U.S. cents on the black market), from circulation over the next 72 hours, ahead of the introduction of new, higher-value notes, as large as 20,000.

    “I have decided to take out of circulation bills of 100 bolivars in the next 72 hours,” Maduro said. “We must keep beating the mafias.”


  21. On December 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm,
    CFS says:

    Fake News Discussion:

    The following Youtube commentary does not contain any significant error, to the best of my knowledge, when it discusses the Pizzagate scandal.

    • On December 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm,
      Matthew says:

      It should be noted that the guy speaking wrote for the Huffington Post and voted for Obama twice so the left can’t claim he’s a “right-wing nut” like Alex Jones.

    • On December 11, 2016 at 8:24 pm,
      GH says:

      Steve Colbert, doing his part to innoculate the left against giving any creedence to Pizzagate:


      May it be his undoing.

      • On December 11, 2016 at 8:47 pm,
        Matthew says:

        Stevie is a dirtball hack.

  22. On December 12, 2016 at 8:03 am,
    Scott says:

    I love your selection of guests. Glen Downs was brilliant with his comment about “armchair generals” — they’d invade Canada if they could. Or at least arm the rebels.