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Nick Anderson's Super Bowl cartoon
02/06/2017

Nick Anderson's Super Bowl cartoon

Marshall Ramsey's take on President Trump's claim of voter fraud.
01/27/2017

Marshall Ramsey's take on President Trump's claim of voter fraud.

Nick Anderson offers his thoughts on Donald Trump's priorities
01/10/2017

Nick Anderson offers his thoughts on Donald Trump's priorities

Tom Stiglich on Hillary Clinton's list for Santa
12/02/2016

Tom Stiglich on Hillary Clinton's list for Santa

Mike Luckovich offers his view on Donald Trump and the flag burning issue.
11/30/2016

Mike Luckovich offers his view on Donald Trump and the flag burning issue.

Tom Meyer offers his take on California, Donald Trump and the recount effort.
11/29/2016

Tom Meyer offers his take on California, Donald Trump and the recount effort.

Lisa Benson offers her perspective on California and Election, 2016.
11/21/2016

Lisa Benson offers her perspective on California and Election, 2016.

Signe Wilkinson offers her view of what happens when you drain the swamp.
11/16/2016

Signe Wilkinson offers her view of what happens when you drain the swamp.

Tom Stiglich captures the mood of a majority of Americans.
11/08/2016

Tom Stiglich captures the mood of a majority of Americans.

Tom Toles finds something everyone can agree on about the campaign.
10/20/2016

Tom Toles finds something everyone can agree on about the campaign.

Mike Luckovich offers his perspective on Donald Trump's reaction to close encounters with fact checkers.
09/28/2016

Mike Luckovich offers his perspective on Donald Trump's reaction to close encounters with fact checkers.

Mike Luckovich offers his view of the debate.
09/27/2016

Mike Luckovich offers his view of the debate.

Chris Britt on the most telling sign that the world is falling apart.
09/22/2016

Chris Britt on the most telling sign that the world is falling apart.

Mike Luckovich offers his take on the Wells Fargo scandal.
09/21/2016

Mike Luckovich offers his take on the Wells Fargo scandal.

Prop 61 on the California ballot has the best of intentions, but the uncertainty of whether it would actually work as in...
09/19/2016

Prop 61 on the California ballot has the best of intentions, but the uncertainty of whether it would actually work as intended demands a no vote on the prescription drug ballot measure.

Signe Wilkinson offers her view of the only appropriate reaction to Trump and Clinton's medical records.
09/19/2016

Signe Wilkinson offers her view of the only appropriate reaction to Trump and Clinton's medical records.

Tom Meyer takes a look at environmental laws in California and their impact on the economy.
09/15/2016

Tom Meyer takes a look at environmental laws in California and their impact on the economy.

Tom Meyer's take on California's deplorables
09/14/2016

Tom Meyer's take on California's deplorables

Nick Anderson finds something Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have in common
09/13/2016

Nick Anderson finds something Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have in common

Nick Anderson's view of North Korea, nukes, and Donald Trump
09/12/2016

Nick Anderson's view of North Korea, nukes, and Donald Trump

Signe Wilkinson offers her take on the prospects for peace in 2017
09/09/2016

Signe Wilkinson offers her take on the prospects for peace in 2017

Tom Meyer offers his view on the workings of the California Legislature.
08/23/2016

Tom Meyer offers his view on the workings of the California Legislature.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On 4/29/18 in Long Beach CA, at the California Libertarian Party state convention, Derrick Michael Reid was endorsed for the US Senate by the California Libertarian Party. Derrick Michael Reid for US Senate Campaign Greetings I am available for skype or phone interviews and can discuss major issues and problems facing the nation. The California Libertarian Party endorsed my candidacy for US Senate. A comprehensive solution set has been devised to solve the major problems facing the nation. I can discuss general major issues facing the nations including: Immigration, Imprisonment, Corruption, Trade, Insolvency, Environment, Net-Neutrality, Geopolitics, Military, Education, Guns, Death-Penalty, Voting, Economy, Religion Abortion, LGBT, Feminism, Racism, and Common-Core, and, can also discuss problems, solutions, systemic corruption, wealth transfers and geopolitics relating to global influences. (See Website positions and Appendix below) http://www.derrickmreid.com/positions The big "GIT" is that after 20 years of analysis, it has been determined that our government, money, trade, markets, wars, political parties, constitution and republic have all been corrupted, in such a way, as to transfer wealth and control to government and global financial elitists, who in turn control governments. I then devised a comprehensive solution set to eliminate this corruption and our enslavement as tax mules, perpetual debtors and state dependents. Please kindly advise if there is any interest. [email protected] In Liberty and Freedom, Derrick Michael Reid B.S.E.E., J.D., Libertarian, US Senate Candidate, Electronic Engineer, Patent Lawyer, Military Scientist, Market Analyst, and Geopolitical Analyst. Appendix: http://www.derrickmreid.com/campaign/news/interview-issues ------------------ Interview Issues --------------------------------------- Domestic Issues, State, National, and Global Problems and National Solutions. Wealth Transfers, Titanic Global Struggle, ******************************************************************** General Major Domestic Issues http://www.derrickmreid.com/positions Immigration Imprisonment Corruption Trade Insolvency Environment NetNeutrality Geopolitics Military Education Guns DeathPenalty Voting Economy Religion Abortion LGBT Feminism Racism CommonCore ========================================== State, National, and Global Problems, and National Solutions http://www.derrickmreid.com/positions/problems ------ California State Problems ------ 01) Largest Homeless and Indigent population 02) Highest Poverty Rate 20% 03) 25B$/year illegal alien welfare. 04) High Sex-Child Women Trafficking 05) High Divorce rate & Decadence 06) Elementary students gendered Confused 07) Highest Personal Income Taxes 08) Hepatistis Outbreaks SD LA 09) Highe Drug Addiction Rates. 10) Sanctuary Cities and State 11) State Pension and Funding 12) Highest Illegal Immigration Rates 13) Population flight to other states 14) Conflicts with Federal Government 15) Geoengineering Fire Storms 16) Infrastructure & Dams 17) Totalitarian Progressivism 18) Bullet Train ------ National Problems ------ 1) National Debt 2) DC Corruption 3) Totalitarianism 4) Border Control 5) Fiscal Deficits 6) Trade Deficits 7) Inner City Decay 8) Wealth Transfers 9) Currency Devaluations 10) Big Pharmaceuticals 11) Toxic Waste Sites 12) Systemic Racism 13) Police Militarization 14) Judicial Fiat 15) Oppressive Taxation 16) National Socialism 17) Vaccinations ------ Global Problems ------ 1) Banking Cabal 2) Regime Change Wars 3) Terrorism 4) Trade Imbalances 5) Specie Extinction 6) Global Warming 7) Drug Trade 8) Fiat Devaluations 9) Financial Elite 10) Pollution 11) Nuclear Weapons 12) Globalization 13) Cold War 14) Slavery 15) Human Trafficking 16) Pedophilia 17) Pandemics ------------------- Comprehensive Solution Set http://www.derrickmreid.com/positions/solutions ------ Nationalize FED under Treasury with Congressional Oversight. Abolish the Deep State Senior Executive Service Transfer all National social programs to the states. Limit Congressional Terms to Senate 4 terms & House 12 terms. Provide Green Corps Miltary Service for prison inmates. Abolish Federal Student loans in lieu of Scholarship and Grants. End Federal FED ESF FOMC Manipulation of Markets. End Quantitative Easy and Zero Interest Rate Policies. Prosecute To Big To Jail Banks for Market Manipulations. End To Big to Fail Bank Bailouts and Reserve Parking. End Corporate Donations to Personal Political Campaigns. Limit Senate Confirmation hearings to only Skill and Oath. Impeach Totalitarian Ideologues on the Supreme Court. Limit Government Bonds to X% of prior year tax receipts. Prohibit deficit spending and large State and National Debt. Limit income taxes in lieu of state collected sales taxes. Eliminate national, state and private debts by a Debt Jubilee. Establish State Charter Banks for dispensing social assistance. Limit FDIC to State Charter Banks with Glass-Steagall. Provide Paths to citizenship for illegal immigrants without amesty. Provide State and Federal minting and certificates in circulation. Return War Powers to the Senate and stop Regime Change Wars. Revoke all international trade deals, tariffs, and subsidies. Balance international trade to free, fair and balanced Trade. Limit federal totalitarism on states reserve powers. Uphold constitutional liberties including privacy and guns. Aboolish Federal and State Court Malpractice law suits. Provide state Licensing boards for professional Malpractice. Provide State low-cost medical clinics for indigent healt care. Limit Big Pharma prices at state low-cost medical clinics. Restore the Rule of Law and Prosecute Government Officials. End influence peddling in Congress and the Administration. Limit Government subsidies of targeted industries. Limit DoE DoHUD IRS CIA and liberty oppressive functions. Protect national parks, wildlife, and reduce pollution. Limit public foreign aid for foreign governments. Promote Private Charitable giving to domestic & foreign people. Promote voluntary taxation for supporting government. Protect Constitutional Liberties from Progressive Fascists. Seamlessly translate from Fiat Currency to Real Money. Seamlessly transfer Federal Welfare to the States. Seamlessly eliminate the National and State Debts. Investigate the Council for Foreign Relations War Crimes FDIC only for Glass-Steagall Compliant Banking ================================== GLOBAL WEALTH TRANSFERS Wealth transfers are from poor to rich on a global scale. There are many mechanisms in play for implementing and maintaining wealth transfers from poor to rich on a global scale. -------------- Wealth Transfer Implementation - Fiat devaluation (Poor wages devalued as rich assets appreciate) - Market Manipulations (Pump and Dump, from mom&pop to big traders and corps) - Drug Laundering ( Poor addicted with skimming bank laundering) - Taxes (People taxed, feed gov, slush funds, bank-Corp subsidies, wars) - Debt (Interest payments to banking cabal and central banks) - Trade (domestic low wages shifting income to international corps & foreign gov) - Immigration (wage suppression, tax increases, to enrich foreign gov and corps) The US has a housing problem, a homeless problem, an unemployment problem, an infrastructure problem, a minimum wage problem, a jobs problem, an education problem, an income inequality problem, and a hunger problem, because we have singularly a prosperity problem. The US has a prosperity problem caused by wealth transfer implementation. The reason why we have a prosperity problem by wealth transfer implementation is because we have a corruption problem. ---------------- Wealth Transfer Maintenance - Banking Cabal (Banking reach and corruption into all countries and corps, and To Big To Fail and To Big To Jail) - Corruption (Bribe contributions & laws, big banks "BAIL-INs" and corporations) - Totalitarianism (Cementing of the status quo, lack of freedoms & enterprise) - Socialism (Entrapment to moral hazard to maintain government control and corruption) - Regime Change Wars (Tax Costs, Geopolitical engineering to NWO One Government Control) - Bullion Suppression (Cryptocurrency suppression, Maintenance of Fiat Currency use) The US has a prosperity problem, a drug problem, a welfare problem, a prison problem, an immigration problem, a constitution problem, a republic problems, a voting problem, a war problem, a social security problem, a health care problem, a debt problem, a banking problem, a monetary problem, a government problem, a deficit problem, a media problem and an internet problem, because we singularly have a corruption problem. The US has a corruption problem caused by wealth transfer maintenance. The biggest enemy of all Americans is the international banking cabal that engages in wealth transfer maintenance on a global scale. All of the problems facing the US singularly flow from a root cause, and that is a corruption problem which stems from wealth transfer maintenance. If the US can eliminate the wealth transfer maintenance enslaving us all, all our problems could and would be naturally solved in large measure, providing all Americans with recaptured maximum liberty, maximum freedom, maximum global peace and maximum prosperity, all the time, in perpetuity. ------------- Systemic Embedded Corruption The two pandering political machines, driven by wealth transfer maintenance, have corrupted: Our Main stream Media with propaganda, Our Internet through political censorship, Our Supreme Court through ideologue appointments, Our Constitution through judicial fiat, Our Congress through bribe contributions, Our Administration through One World Communist Government Ideologues Our Money through debt base fiat Currency, Our Markets through FED soft money policies, Our Hearts through moral hazards of pandered Socialism, and Our National Defense through political regime change wars. Corruption now permeates all aspects of our government, economy and society, limiting our liberties and freedoms and the pursuit of happiness causing increasing social strife, public conflict, political rancor, economic decay, moral decadence, financial enslavement, and governmental totalitarian control. ======================================== TITANIC GLOBAL STRUGGLE, Nationalists v Globalists Including Wars, Peace, Geopolitics, Bullion, Meltdown Triggers Three nationalists Trump-Xi-Putin, bullion backed, v EU-US NWO international Banking Cabal http://www.derrickmreid.com/positions/problems ------------ WARS by NWO DEEP STATE Globalists Ukrainian coup and rebellion to close Russian Pipe Lines to Eastern Europe for starting war and rebellion. (HRC-Biden-BHO) Syria and Libya, Gun Running, war and rebellion, ISIS creation, Qadaffi proposing gold for oil. (HRC-McCain-Ryan) Syria objective of Gulf oil pipeline, regime change war, ISIS False Flags, Uranium One Nuclear weapons (HRC-McCain-Mueller) Afghanistan war started by deep state for drug money laundering HSBC (Bush-McCabe) Yemen created war, undiscovered Oil and Shia v Shunnie (BHO-Kerry) North Korea CIA deep state Nuclear Development and established deep state threatening North Korea regimine. (Pelosi). Iraq deep state infestation through Gulf Wars, Saddam proposing oil for Euros. (Bush-Rumfield) Iranian deep state infestation. (BHO-Kerry) Iran Nuclear deal, deep state infiltration, to feed banking cabal $500B/year. (BHO-Kerry-HRC) ----------- PEACE by Nationalists Trump Xi and Putin North Korea peace after US destroyed deep state nuclear test mountain for cementing lasting peace deal. (Trump-Xi) Armenia rebellion against infestation of NWO deep state for lasting peace in Armenia. (Trump-Putin) Syria peace initiative using disinformation and Tomahawk strikes to defeat ISIS and NWO for lasting Syrian peace and US Pullout. (Trump-Putin) Syria peace initiated by Trump, by promising to withdraw US troops and defunding deep state controlled Whitehelmets. (Trump) Iraq US attack upon NWO deep state in Iraq for creating lasting peace in Iraq. (Trump-Putin) Iran US attack upon NWO deep state in Iran for creating a lasting peace deal with Isreal and US. (Trump-Putin) Trump has gone over to the offensive against FBI DOJ deep state firing operatives in advance of criminal prosecutions (Trump) ------------ GEOPOLITICS Strongman Putin was re-elected in Russia by a landslide and remains in firm control. XI made dictator, yet they know a dictator like Moa limits prosperity but China fears instability wanting a strong leader. Trump is likely to be president for seven more years with control of both houses. Trump is consolidating power, cleaning up DOJ FBI CIA from corrupt deep state globalizers. Trump will likely to soundly defeat the Democrats in 2020, with a probable super majority in both houses. There are 24500 sealed indictments pending directed to human trafficking and corruption, and the Wall will be funded rallying the American First base. US government is corrupted by deep state (SES FED FBI DOJ CIA) globalizers controlled by the banking cabal and the financial elite. Inspector General report and Huber Prosecutors will prosecute the deep state for treason, and reduce central banker influence. US Administration is infested by deep state insider control and their corrupt NWO globalization efforts. ---------------------- BULLION A Global Monetary Reset is Pending. Russia and China buying Gold, China has a Gold and Silver international exchange, China has introduced the Petro-Yuan oil trade. Russia in monetizing silver, in preparation for fiat currency collapse. Treasury Secretary Munchin went to Ft Knox to verify the US gold hoard for Trump. Numerous Triggers to a monetary reset and fiat devaluation are now in place that may send bullion to infinity in dollar price. ------------------------ TRIGGERS Global Meltdown is Pending. 1) Trade war, China face saving retaliation, Trump-Xi positioning for monetary reset, Xi smiling with Trump in Florida, Trump honored in Beijing, North Korea wants peace, China Petro-Yuan to challenge the dollar global hegemony, draining liquidity and degrading the international banking cabal. 2) FED interest rates, FED Powell indicated three more rate hikes this year, but due to low GDP growth, and keep rates low. 3) Federal deficits, 21T$ growing national debt, creating market nervousness and eventual collapse in wealth terms. 4) Petro-gold yuan, degrading the petro-dollar, and degrading the global dollar hegemony. 5) China and Russia can unload Treasuries, at will, devaluing the dollar, forcing FED purchases, degrading dollar global hegemony. 6) FED audit, a DT campaign promise, with movement in congress, exposing 21T$ dark pool used by the FED and ESF. 7) Banking derivative contagion, Deutches Bank is now on the edge of collapse. =================================================