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Regional and National Events for Part 10

(Credit to Lurking for these events)

Council Preparations (Papacy, Lübeck, Hamburg, Kiel, Knights of St. Ansgar)

The Council of Lübeck could bring great prestige to the Hansa! How much effort should we put into the Council?

Rumblings in the Rhône (Akkersdijk's Exodites, Arles, Italian League, Papacy, France)

In the aftermath of van Akkersdijk’s flight to Avignon, many of his followers, called “The Exodites”, have followed him to the Kingdom of Arles, where they have spread like wildfire across the Rhône River Valley. Naturally, this presents a certain problem for the Catholics in the region.
  • Option 1. (Available to the Exodites) We should rise up and march on Rome!
  • Option 2. (Available to the Exodites) We should dig in and prepare for possible persecution.
  • Option 3. (Available to Arles) Heretics? More like corpses, amiright?
  • Option 4. (Available to Arles) Ehh I’ll deal with them later.
  • Option 5. (Available to the Italian League) Perhaps we should help Arles deal with these heretics.
  • Option 6. (Available to the Italian League) We should focus on possible conflicts to the northwest.
  • Option 7. (Available to the Papacy) Heretics? In AVIGNON? Send the Inquisition!
  • Option 8. (Available to the Papacy) We’ll worry about them after the Council of Lübeck.
  • Option 9. (Available to France) Hm, hopefully the heretics don’t spread into Aquitaine…
  • Option 10. (Available to France) Perhaps we should launch an “intervention” into Provence!

Swedish Skåneland? (Denmark-Norway, Lübeck)

For centuries, the Swedes have been a thorn in the side of Danish ambitions in Scandinavia, and their latest challenge to the newly crowned King Mads is an attempt to seize Skåneland, which they claim is rightfully Swedish territory. How should we deal with this?
  • Option 1. If the Swedes are looking for a fight, it’s a fight they’ll get!
  • Option 2. Perhaps negotiations might ease the hostilities?
  • Option 3. Pay them to screw off.
  • Option 4. Secretly persuade some Swedish nobles to distract the King’s attention elsewhere.
  • Option 5. Let them have Skåneland; maybe that’ll appease them?

Defense of Riga (Venice, Denmark-Norway, Lübeck)

The Livonian Confederation has been successful so far in their revolt, but the Teutonic Order isn’t just going to take this lying down. They’ve launched a campaign to take Riga, the heart of the Confederation, and may succeed in doing so unless aid is sent to the fledgling Confederation’s aid.
  • Option 1. Sorry, but this isn’t our problem.
  • Option 2. (Available to Venice) We’ll help… As long as they continue to be our vassal.
  • Option 3. (Available to Denmark-Norway) Extend an offer to exchange aid for money.
  • Option 4. (Available to Lübeck) We could help them… If they join the Hanseatic League…

Clash of Conquerors (ERE, Company of Death, Tyrian Guild, Despotate of Corinth)

Riding high off his glorious victory at Nicaea, the young Mehmed II is preparing to once again cross the Dardanelles and push into the Balkans. With the ERE still reeling from its losses, and his newly-reorganized janissary corps augmented with firearms and giant cannons, Mehmed threatens to undo decades of work by the Empire and its foreign allies- and possibly even threaten Constantinople itself. How to deal with this threat?
  • Option 1. Wait for him to cross and then attack!
  • Option 2. Take the fight to him- we won’t let Nicaea stop us!
  • Option 3. (Available to ERE) Withdraw to Constantinople- cannonballs can’t melt Theodosian Walls!
  • Option 4. (Available to the Company of Death) Raid? It’s worked for us so far.
  • Option 5. (Available to the Tyrian Guild) Hm. Our ERE properties might be worthless soon… Sale time!
  • Option 6. (Available to the Despotate of Corinth) Declare independence and hope he ignores us!

The Ponte Pietra Incident (Grossbayern, Austria, Baytear, Italian League, Venice, Piedmont, Florence, Modena, La Spezia, Corsica & Sicily, Arles, Naples, Sardinia)

Tensions between the Bavarians and Italians are at an all-time high, exacerbated by trade embargos, territorial disputes, border fortifications, and open Florentine support for rebellion in the Bavarian subject of Austria. The latest flashpoint is the arrest of Norman & Audwine von Wittelsbach by Florentine agents in Verona, while returning to Bavaria- allegedly bearing the secrets of gunpowder. Many Bavarian nobles, viewing this as the last straw, have begun to call for open war against the Italian League- and many in the Italian League, feeling threatened by Bavarian troop movements and economic measures, have returned the favor. Will there be war?
  • Option 1. (Available to Grossbayern, Austria, & Baytear) No… For now.
  • Option 2. (Available to Grossbayern, Austria, & Baytear) Yes! To War!
  • Option 3. (Available to the Italian League, Venice, Piedmont, Florence, Modena, La Spezia, Corsica & Sicily, Arles, Naples, Sardinia) No… For now.
  • Option 4. (Available to the Italian League, Venice, Piedmont, Florence, Modena, La Spezia, Corsica & Sicily, Arles, Naples, Sardinia) Yes! To War!
  • Option 5. War. A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?

Beyond the Pale (England, IRA)

The IRA’s recent activities have not gone unnoticed. Many local Irish chiefs have begun to feel threatened by the outsider’s incursions into the region, and have started to band together in opposition to foreign presence on the Emerald Isle. The Anglo-Irish lords, long neglected and losing ground, have also begun to feel threatened and have beseeched the Crown for aid.
  • Option 1. (Available to the IRA) Opposition, huh? Bring it on!
  • Option 2. (Available to the IRA) Well, that’s not good. Maybe we should lay low for a while?
  • Option 3. (Available to England) As long as nothing happens in the Pale, who cares?
  • Option 4. (Available to England) Perhaps we should send support to our Anglo-Irish subjects.
  • Option 5. (Available to England) Perhaps we should support these ‘IRA’ fellows?
  • Option 6. (Available to England) Time to take matters into our own hands. To Ireland!

Try Try Again (Tyrian Guild, Althor Sailing Club, Church of Mary, Frisia, Arles, Silesia)

Well, that last exploration attempt went poorly. What should we do?
  • Option 1. Launch another voyage of exploration! Surely this time the scurvy, long distances, lack of directions, unfavorable winds, and inclement weather won’t be a problem!
  • Option 2. On second thought, maybe we should stick to local shipping for now. Safer that way.

The Battle of Tunis (BUMS, VNS, MODS)

Over the last several years, Barbary piracy has become more and more of a problem in the Mediterranean. The Venetians, for instance, have organized significant naval forces to deal with the problem- and partially motivated by the piracy, the mercenary group BUMS has launched an assault on Tunis to capture the city. Unfortunately, BUMS’s expedition has stalled outside the walls of Tunis, and due to a lack of supplies, the outcome of the siege is uncertain.
  • Option 1. (Available to BUMS) Hold fast! With a little patience, surely God will grant us victory.
  • Option 2. (Available to BUMS) We should retreat and regroup, we risk getting totally wiped out.
  • Option 3. (Available to MODS & VNS) Perhaps we should help BUMS, their situation looks bad.
  • Option 4. (Available to MODS & VNS) BUMS will have to deal with it on their own; we have raiding to do.

The Transylvania Crisis (Hungary)

While our campaigns across the Carpathians have been a resounding success, trouble has been brewing in Transylvania. Long a multicultural region of Romanians and Hungarians, the region is has recently been going through a period of ethnic tension between the two groups, who differ religiously, culturally, and linguistically from one another. Though our Voivode of Transylvania, the famed John Hunyadi, has been able to keep the region together, our vassals Michael II of Wallachia and Stephen III of Moldavia have been seeking to exploit the local tensions, and have begun calling for Transylvania to be granted full autonomy (much like their own dominions) and to be ruled by a fellow Vlach-speaking ruler-ideally one of them. How should we deal with this?
  • Option 1. Ignore the situation. It’ll blow over eventually.
  • Option 2. Transylvania is a part of Hungary- we shall make sure our unruly vassals are quite clear on this.
  • Option 3. Autonomy? In MY Transylvania? How about we revoke Moldavia & Wallachia’s autonomy instead?
  • Option 4. Michael II can have Transylvania- maybe that’ll get him to shut up about it.
  • Option 5. Stephen III can have Transylvania- maybe that’ll get him to shut up about it.
  • Option 6. Promise Transylvania to both of them and then get them to fight each other over it.
  • Option 7. Let’s establish a new Transylvanian duchy under control of pliable local Romanian noble- so neither Stephen nor Michael will get it.
  • Option 8. Aren’t there a bunch of German immigrants in Transylvania as well? What if we just got a bunch more to immigrate and then gave it to them instead?

The Remains of the Duchy (Hungary)

The collapse of Lithuania has been a huge boon for its neighbors. Hungary, Poland, the Teutonic Order, the Golden Horde, and Muscovy have all taken the opportunity to snatch up pieces of Lithuania- including Lithuania proper. The once-Grand Duchy has been reduced to a patchwork of small successor states in Ruthenia, which our relatives on the Polish Throne now covet for themselves. Will we support such ambitions?
  • Option 1. Yes, and we will send them support to help claim it before anyone else can.
  • Option 2. Yes, but we lack the resources to aid them at the moment. They’ll have to do it themselves.
  • Option 3. No, they should take care of their own affairs- like preventing the Polish Magnates from getting uppity.
  • Option 4. No. Lithuania is rightfully Hungarian clay!

Rich Rhenish Rain (Hertog Brewery, Switzerland, Frisia, Lorraine, Bar, Electoral Franconia, Flandern, Brabant, Liege, Luxembourg, Trier, Mittelland)

As if to commemorate the foundation of the League of the Rhine, heavy rainfall has caused the Rhine to flood, bringing both hydration to our crops and rich sediment to be deposited in our farmland. A great boon for us, but potentially a problem if the flooding gets out of hand.
  • Option 1. (NOT available to Switzerland) So far the flooding hasn’t caused problems, but taking preparations just in case might not hurt.
  • Option 2. I’m sure it’ll be fine!
  • Option 3. (Available to Frisia) You know what can prevent floods? Polders!
  • Option 4. (Available to Switzerland) Hmph, we didn’t get any rain. Maybe we should dam the river a bit to divert some water to the crops- I’m sure it won’t cause any issues downstream.

A Hohenzollern Request (Saxony)

In the midst of the growing unrest in Brandenburg, and the seeming evaporation of their leadership, a family of minor nobles has arrived from Franconia, who say they have a rightful claim on Brandenburg- and promise great rewards if only you would support their claim.
  • Option 1. We shall support their claims and help them seize the throne of Brandenburg!
  • Option 2. We shall support their claims and help them seize the throne… And then take it for ourselves!
  • Option 3. We shall support their claims, albeit discreetly.
  • Option 4. They are welcome to recruit in our lands, but we have no resources to spare for them.
  • Option 5. If these upstarts think they can recruit in our lands, they are mistaken.
  • Option 6. I bet Brandenburg would reward us if we were to capture these fools and turn them over…

Armed Armistice (Diarchial Bohemia, Monarchial Bohemia, Silesia, Switzerland)

After decades of war, the Prague Armistice has finally brought peace to Bohemia. But it has come at a terrible cost- Bohemia lies in ruins, and while the Diarchial efforts to introduce firearms to crack down on lawlessness have mostly succeeded, these new weapons have spread widely throughout the lower classes, and have emboldened some of the disgruntled peasantry to resist attempts by either the Diarchists or the Monarchists to resume control.
  • Option 1. Hmm… Didn’t the Diet pass some law a while back barring peasants from arming themselves? Sounds like a good justification to confiscate the firearms and put the peasants in their place.
  • Option 2. (Available to Diarchial Bohemia) Eh, if the peasants want guns, they can have them- more money for the Guild-sponsored gunsmiths!
  • Option 3. (Available to Monarchial Bohemia) Our situation is precarious. While arming the peasantry could be risky, and it might embolden them to refuse paying taxes, we need any forces we can get- distribute firearms and allow the peasants to form militias if they agree to fight our enemies.
  • Option 4. (Available to Silesia) Firearms? Could we have some?
  • Option 5. (Available to Switzerland) We currently have a substantial mercenary presence in the area- and I’m sure that if our mercenaries had firearms, they would be even better then they currently are…

[Im]personal Demesne (Berg)

Ever since Louis V made Aachen the seat of the Imperial Court, there has been talk about officially making Aachen the personal demesne of the Holy Roman Emperoro and official capital of the Empire- just as it was in the days of Charlemagne. Might these rumors come true?
  • Option 1. Indeed they shall- we will cede Aachen to the Emperor, so that he might make it great again.
  • Option 2. No. Why would we give away one of our cities?

The Munster Mash (Munster, Brunswick, Bremen)

In the aftermath of the war with Munster, a strange condition has broken out amongst the citizenry of Munster and the soldiers returning home to Brunswick & Bremen- a peculiar mania that involves a lot of dancing.
  • Option 1. Unsettling. Let’s try to stop the dancers and hope this mania doesn’t spread.
  • Option 2. Join in the dance and encourage our friends to join- if they don’t dance they ain’t no friends of mine!
  • Option 3. (Available to Bremen & Brunswick) We shall dance to commemorate our victory!
  • Option 4. (Available to Munster) We shall dance to remember the fallen!

Anarchy in Navarre (Aragon, France)

The death of Queen Blanche of Navarre has thrown the small kingdom into chaos. The Basque nobles squabble among themselves and have failed to find a successor to the heirless Queen, which has given King Henry IV of Castille an excuse to try and annex the Navarre. Unfortunately for him, his claim is weak and both the Basques and his own treacherous nobles scheme to undermine his efforts, leading to a power vacuum in the region.
  • Option 1. (Available for both Aragon & France) Let’s not get involved, sounds like a mess.
  • Option 2. (Available for both Aragon & France) We shall support Navarre’s independence against Castille!
  • Option 3. (Available to France) Not our usual stomping ground, but perhaps we could claim it for ourselves.
  • Option 4. (Available to Aragon) “Navarre”? More like “Free Real Estate”

The Gathering (Company of Death, Papacy, Anyone with "Witch" or "Witch-Hunter" traits or half-traits)

Sognare Maria Visconti’s dabbling in the occult has not gone unnoticed. The Crimean holdings of the Company of Death have become a hotbed for like-minded occultists, witches, warlocks, seers, magicians, sages, and other dubiously-Christian weirdoes who feel emboldened to practice their crafts more openly. This has culminated in rumors of Sognare Maria Visconti calling for a gathering of fellow arcane dabblers to join him in an attempt to study this so-called ‘magic’ and attempt to discern whether there is anything valuable to be found in it.
  • Option 1. (Available to Company of Death) ‘Rumors’ of a Gathering? Let’s make it official!
  • Option 2. (Available to Company of Death) Dangerous Rumors indeed- anyone coming will be expelled.
  • Option 3. (Available to Company of Death) Eh. As long as these ‘witches’ don’t cause problems, let them gather.
  • Option 4. (Available to anyone with “Witch” half-trait) Sounds interesting. Maybe I’ll go there and observe.
  • Option 5. (Available to anyone with “Witch” full-trait) Sounds interesting. I think I’ll participate!
  • Option 6. (Available to anyone with “Witch-Hunter” half-trait). Sounds sketchy. Think I’d better be vigilant.
  • Option 7. (Available to anyone with “Witch-Hunter” full-trait). Thou shalt not suffer any witches to live!
  • Option 8. (Available to the Papacy) Eh, not our problem. Witchcraft isn’t real anyways.
  • Option 9. (Available to the Papacy) Condemn this Gathering and warn the Company to not let it happen.
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Lost in the Sauce: Feb. 23 - 29

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MAIN COURSE

Trump’s incompetence, authoritarian patterns continue with coronavirus response

In a standalone piece published yesterday, I go over Trump’s response to the coronavirus, how he made the spread inevitable, and the impact of Trump’s authoritarian impulses.

Nadler launches Barr investigation

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler sent Attorney General Bill Barr a letter last week requesting a slew of interviews and documents in preparation for Barr’s scheduled testimony at the end of March.
Most notably, Nadler requested interviews with the four career prosecutors who withdrew from Roger Stone’s case after Barr intervened to recommend a lower sentence (which Stone received): Aaron Zelinsky, Adam Jed, Michael Marando, and Jonathan Kravis. John Durham, who is leading Barr’s investigation of the origins of the Russia probe, is also on the list, as is Jessie Liu, who supervised not only Stone’s case, but also the attempted prosecution of Andrew McCabe.
“Although you serve at the president’s pleasure, you are also charged with the impartial administration of our laws. In turn, the House Judiciary Committee is charged with holding you to that responsibility.”
While it is likely that Barr won’t comply with many of these requests, Nadler may issue subpoenas directly to individuals of interest. As Democrats learned during the impeachment hearing, career officials are more likely to be forthright and honest about the Trump administration’s crimes and misdeeds.

Court rulings

McGahn’s testimony

A divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Appeals Court dismissed the House Judiciary Committee’s lawsuit against former White House Counsel Don McGahn, ruling that federal courts have no role to play in disputes between the Executive and Legislative branches. The two judges who ruled in favor of the Trump administration - Thomas Griffith and Karen Henderson - were appointed by George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, respectively. The pair write that Congress should use other tools to try to compel McGahn’s testimony:
“Congress (or one of its chambers) may hold officers in contempt, withhold appropriations, refuse to confirm the President’s nominees, harness public opinion, delay or derail the President’s legislative agenda, or impeach recalcitrant officers.”
It should be mentioned that the majority does not mention the fact that during the impeachment trial Trump’s lawyers argued that Congress should pursue its subpoenas to executive branch witnesses in court.
Judge Judith Rogers, a Bill Clinton appointee, wrote a lengthy dissent that is worth reading in full (starting on the 58th page of this document)
“The court removes any incentive for the Executive Branch to engage in the negotiation process seeking accommodation, all but assures future Presidential stonewalling of Congress, and further impairs the House’s ability to perform its constitutional duties… Future presidents may direct wide-scale noncompliance with lawful congressional inquiries, secure in the knowledge that Congress can do little to enforce a subpoena dramatically undermining its ability to fulfill its constitutional obligations now and going forward.”

Unfair competition suit

Trump also racked up a win in an “Emoluments-adjacent” lawsuit last week: a three-judge panel of the D.C. Appeals Court united to dismiss a wine bar’s claim that President Trump's D.C. hotel is unfairly undermining the business of other venues in the city. Judge Thomas Griffith, a George W. Bush appointee, and Reagan appointee Judge Stephen Williams joined Judge Merrick Garland in the ruling.
Though it is undisputed that the wine bar has experienced a downturn since Trump took office — his gilded hotel now attracting lobbyists, advocacy groups and diplomats who used to frequent the local business — the appeals court said no evidence suggests that the president or his hotel interfered in Cork’s business.
The lawsuit “boiled down to an assertion that businesses with famous proprietors cannot compete fairly — a proposition alien to unfair-competition law,” Griffith wrote summarizing the 2017 dismissal of the case by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon.

Purge confirmed

As I explained in last Sunday’s post, Trump is seeking to purge any disloyal officials from his administration. Newly-returned staffer John McEntee is leading the search for “Never Trumpers” with the assistance of a network of conservative activists including Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. On Monday, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley confirmed that the White House is identifying employees seen as disloyal to force out of their positions.
“It’s not a secret that we want people in positions that work with this president, not against him, and too often we have people in this government—I mean the federal government is massive, with millions of people—and there are a lot people out there taking action against this president and when we find them we will take appropriate action,” Gidley said.
“Time and time again we see in the media reports from people in the bowels of the federal government working against this president...The president's been pretty clear about the fact he wants people in this administration who want to forward his agenda. Donald Trump was the only one elected. He was the only one that the American people voted for. They didn't vote for someone at any of these other agencies, any of these other departments.” he said.

Unqualified loyalists

One of those purged from the administration, DNI Joseph Maguire, was fired for allowing his top aide to brief Congress on Russia’s intervention in the 2020 election to Trump’s benefit. Last week, Trump said he will nominate Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe to fill the position - again. Trump previously announced his intent to nominate Ratcliffe in July, but withdrew the nomination five days later after members of both parties questioned his qualifications.
The current acting-DNI, Ric Grenell, can only serve until March 11 unless a permanent replacement is formally submitted to the Senate for confirmation. The Federal Vacancies Reform Act allows Grenell to remain in position throughout the confirmation process and - should Ratcliffe fail - another 210 days after. If a second person is nominated, the clock “resets” again.

The effect of Trump’s grip on intel

The NSA, CIA, and Pentagon have been urged by the White House not to share information about Russia and Ukraine with lawmakers, while the “Gang of Eight” senior members of Congress were bypassed leading up to at least one major intelligence operation. And intelligence community leaders have backed out of the public portion of the annual worldwide threats hearing, fearing Trump’s wrath if their assessments don’t align with his.
“We have an enemy of the United States that is conducting information warfare against us and our executive leadership doesn’t want to hear it, doesn’t want the Congress to hear it, and doesn’t want the people to hear it,” said former acting DNI David Gompert, who said he was “aghast” at the hiring of Grenell. “We now have a situation where the principal objective, evidently, of this acting DNI is to ensure that information about Russian interference and Russian preference for this particular president does not get out.” (Politico)
Ukrainian officials have noticed Trump’s purge and worry that efforts to force out individuals “would in the short term leave a hollowed out U.S. office in Kyiv and space for Russia to ratchet up its aggressive political influence operations.”
“Russia is getting more ambitious. They are already taking an aggressive position. Putin knows what he wants and he does not need to seek approval for his actions inside Russia let alone outside of Russia,” Danylyuk said. “There are not enough people in the administration—in the U.S. administration—to focus on Ukraine and Russia issues. A lot of people left. It will not be easy to find several counterparts.

THE SIDES

March is SCOTUS month

This month, several highly-charged issues will be heard by the Supreme Court, setting up potentially-massive changes to the legal framework of our country.
This week, Trump’s conservative appointees get their first chance to consider new curbs on abortion rights as the court examines the legality of a Louisiana law that could force two of the state’s three clinics that perform the procedure to shut down.
The case, June Medical Services v. Russo, pertains to a law passed in 2014 that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges to local hospitals. This requirement has proven to be unnecessary for clinics (an abortion rarely results in complications, and if one did, the patient would be admitted to a hospital regardless of the doctor’s privileges). And it’s so difficult to implement that when Texas passed a similar law, it shut down half the state’s clinics. (Buzzfeed News)
While it is overwhelmingly likely that five justices will vote to uphold Louisiana’s law, there is some uncertainty about how they will do so. It is possible that the Court will overrule Roe v. Wade outright. But it is at least as likely that the Court will leave Roe nominally in place while simultaneously watering down the abortion right to such a degree that it loses meaning in red states. The Court often prefers to create the impression that it will not allow the law to swing wildly according to the justices’ whims. (Vox)
Also this week, the court will hear arguments on whether Congress exceeded constitutional boundaries in 2010 when it created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Trump administration believes the independent structure of the CFPB is unconstitutional and wants the president to have more control over the agency. For instance, Trump wants to be able to fire the director at will.
A court ruling on the President's removal power could affect a multitude of independent agencies including the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Federal Reserve Board. For more than a century, Congress has been creating such agencies within the executive branch with directors who can only be removed only "for cause." (CNN)
Finally, on March 31, the high court will hear arguments in three cases involving House Democrats’ and New York state prosecutors’ attempts to obtain years of Trump’s financial records and tax returns.
Last week, Trump called for Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse themselves from these three cases. Ginsberg criticized Trump’s character during his 2016 campaign, though she later apologized. Trump did not explain his reasoning for calling for Sotomayor’s recusal, other than her authoring of a dissent critical of the conservative justices on the court.
“Perhaps most troublingly, the Court’s recent behavior on stay applications has benefited one litigant over all others. This Court often permits executions — where the risk of irreparable harm is the loss of life — to proceed, justifying many of those decisions on purported failures ‘to raise any potentially meritorious claims in a timely manner,’” she wrote. “Yet the Court’s concerns over quick decisions wither when prodded by the Government in far less compelling circumstances.”
What she really is saying is that the same justices who have no problem allowing condemned prisoners to be killed before legitimate questions about their cases can be resolved have no compunction in rushing to prematurely protect the Trump administration, and the president’s personal interests, from legitimate legal processes. In other words, Sotomayor is calling her conservative colleagues hypocrites who are willing to bend precedent in the pursuit of ideological goals. (Brennan Center)

Ukraine emails

The latest batch of emails released by the Department of Defense in response to a FOIA suit reveals evidence that the administration withheld from Congress during the impeachment inquiry and trial. Senior members of the Trump administration, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and then–National Security Adviser John Bolton had all advised President Trump to release the military aid to Ukraine, but the final decision was ultimately up to Trump.
The August 26, 2019, email from a senior career Pentagon official states that there was “no ongoing interagency review process with respect to USAI [Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative],” and states clearly: “Final decision rests with POTUS.”
“Critically, the email appears to contradict the White House budget office’s stated rationale for withholding the aid,” American Oversight states. Administration officials had been instructed to tell Congress that the freeze of aid to Ukraine was necessary to allow for an “interagency process to determine the best use of such funds.” The August 26 email clearly states that no such process was in action.
“Tonight’s document release is a reminder that before they lined up parrot the president’s line on Ukraine aid, senior members of the president’s national security team unanimously disagreed with his decision to withhold aid from Ukraine,” said Austin Evers, executive director of American Oversight.
An earlier email release revealed that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo fully coordinated with Rudy Giuliani on Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine and the ouster of U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.
“We now know Mike Pompeo and his aides encouraged Rudy Giuliani to deliver his bogus 'dossier' smearing Ambassador Yovanovitch during a week in 2019 when Giuliani's henchmen were stalking the ambassador in Kyiv,” American Oversight executive director Austin Evers told Yahoo News.

The House continues Ukraine probe

The Foreign Affairs Committee is reportedly at odds with pro-Trump candidate Robert Hyde, who claimed to have former Ambassador Yovanovitch under surveillance. Chairman Eliot Engel, who is investigating the alleged surveillance and threats to the Ambassador, said in an email to Hyde last month that he was “dismayed to read yesterday that you have made statements to the media which greatly exaggerate the extent of your cooperation with this investigation."
"As you know, we have expressed repeated concern that the records you previously produced contain significant gaps," the House staffers wrote. They added that it was obvious Hyde hadn't turned everything over because his batch of materials was missing records that Congress already knows about because they were turned over by Parnas, who was on the other end of the texts.
Last week, six members of Congress led by Reps. Denny Heck (WA-10) and Jim Himes (CT-04) sent a letter to World Bank Group President David Malpass requesting information about his August meeting with Zelensky in Ukraine. The lawmakers voiced concerns that the meeting could be seen as a part of Trump’s pressure campaign that resulted in his impeachment.
The lawmakers asked Malpass to disclose when he decided to visit Kyiv, whether he coordinated his trip with non-World Bank officials, the “deliverables” of the meeting, the meeting’s impact on the World Bank’s plans in Ukraine and whether they discussed Hunter Biden, Burisma or Viktor Shokin, the former Ukrainian prosecutor general who was ousted under international pressure from leaders including former Vice President Biden. (The Hill)

Russia, Russia, Russia

Last week:
  • Trump accused House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff of leaking information about Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2020 election, dismissed the intelligence as “exaggerated,” and refused to acknowledge that Moscow was behind similar efforts in 2016. “Schiff leaked it, in my opinion — and he shouldn’t be leaking things like that,” Mr. Trump said without evidence.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi informed the public that the Trump administration “failed to provide Congress with a report on the ongoing attacks on America’s elections from foreign governments, which was required by the bipartisan FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act.”
  • It was reported that Senate Intelligence Committee Richard Burr warned Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley that their probe targeting Biden could aid Russian efforts to sow chaos and distrust in the U.S. political system.
  • The Washington Post reported that “U.S. officials are sitting on test results that may show how the Putin regime twice tried to kill a peaceful opponent whose close ties to the United States, and columns for The Post, are reminiscent of Jamal Khashoggi, the murdered Saudi journalist.”
  • A Russian court ordered former United States Marine Trevor Reed be detained for another six months on accusations he assaulted police officers in Moscow last year, a charge that his defense team has called “fraudulent.” Meanwhile, former Marine Paul Whelan has been in a Russian jail since 2018 on espionage accusations. Their treatment is a stark contrast from that received by celebrity rapper A$AP Rocky - when detained in Sweden, Trump dispatched his hostage envoy (and current National Security Adviser) to oversee the matter and secure Rocky’s release. No such effort has been made for the two former service members in Moscow.
  • Hopping the pond to look at Russia’s interference in the U.K.: The wife of former Russian Finance Minister and Putin-ally Vladimir Chernukhin made a £90,000 donation for a game of tennis with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “The donation comes as Johnson continues to delay publication of a parliamentary report detailing extensive links between his party and donors with links to Russia.”

Alleged Saudi and UAE funding for Trump

Lebanese-American businessman Ahmad "Andy" Khawaja told Spectator Magazine that officials from Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia illegally funneled millions of dollars into Trump’s 2016 campaign. As the CEO of an online payment processing company, Khawaja claims that George Nader obtained his assistance to disguise the money using stolen identities and gift cards as under-$200 campaign contributions that are not required to be reported to the Federal Election Commission.
He remembers Nader explaining why they wanted to fund the Trump campaign. According to Khawaja, Nader said: ‘I’ve been meeting with the Trump campaign people…we have a deal with Trump: my boss, His Highness, made a deal that if we help Trump get elected, he’s going to be harsh on Iran, he’s going to take out the nuclear deal that the Obama administration made. That will cripple the Iranian economy and will sanction Iran from selling oil again. It will make it very difficult for them to compete in the oil market. That’s worth a hundred billion dollars to us. That’s the reason we cannot allow Hillary to win at any cost. She must lose.’
Khawaja says he asked: ‘But you really think he’s going to win? I mean, this is crazy.’ And he says that Nader replied: ‘His Highness is not stupid, he will never bet on a losing horse.’ The money would come from the Saudis. The Emiratis would run the operation, using data bought from the Chinese. Khawaja says that Nader told him: ‘We have all the data already, we have 10 million US consumers’ data. And we have endless money.’ The Russians were ‘on board’ too: ‘He said, “Yes, I have met with Putin already and we have a green light from him. Because Putin is on the same page with us. He wants Hillary to lose.”’
Khawaja and Nader were charged with making false statements, obstruction, and allegedly making illegal contributions to Clinton’s campaign on behalf of an unidentified foreign official. While Nader is currently in jail, Khawaja is a fugitive in the Middle East.

Cuccinelli appointment illegal

A D.C.-based federal judge ruled Sunday that President Donald Trump's appointment of Ken Cuccinelli as acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, a decision that suspends two policies Cuccinelli implemented while leading the agency. (Politico)
Three weeks after assuming his new role, Cuccinelli issued a memorandum announcing a revised policy for scheduling credible-fear interviews, the first step in the asylum process, according to the court ruling. Under the revised policy, the agency reduced the time allotted for asylum seekers to consult with others prior to their interviews.
Under Cuccinelli, USCIS also prohibited granting asylum seekers extensions of time to prepare for their credible-fear interviews, "except in the most extraordinary of circumstances." The asylum directives must be set aside, Moss ruled. (CNN)

Eric Trump’s taxpayer-funded business trip

Eric Trump visited a Trump property in development in Uruguay from January 8 to 9, 2019, a two-day business trip that cost taxpayers at least $80,786. CREW obtained records through the Freedom of Information Act today that add to the massive bill of Secret Service protection related to the Trump family’s management of the president’s business empire. The 2019 trip brings Eric Trump’s total up to at least $178,616 in taxpayer funds to work on development of the Trump Organization’s Punta Del Este property alone.

Scottish leader calls for Trump investigation

Parliamentarian Patrick Harvie, a co-leader of the Scottish Greens party, implored the government to pursue a legal order forcing Trump and the Trump Organization to reveal the funding of its multi-million dollar Scottish land acquisitions, saying there were “reasonable grounds” to suspect the U.S. president has been involved in illegal activity.
Mr Harvie said that the House of Representatives had heard testimony which stated: "We saw patterns of buying and selling that we thought were suggestive of money laundering" - with particular concern expressed about Mr Trump's golf courses in Scotland and Ireland.
He added: "Trump's known sources of income don't explain where the money came from for these huge cash transactions. There are reasonable grounds for suspecting that his lawfully obtained income was insufficient.”
"Scottish ministers can apply via the Court of Session for an unexplained wealth order, a tool designed for precisely these kinds of situations." The orders can be issued by the courts to compel their target to reveal the source of funding, and are often used to tackle suspected international money laundering.

Roger Stone

District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied Stone’s request that she disqualify herself from his case for supposed “bias,” issuing a sharply-worded rebuke of the defense’s allegations: "At bottom, given the absence of any factual or legal support for the motion for disqualification, the pleading appears to be nothing more than an attempt to use the Court’s docket to disseminate a statement for public consumption that has the words 'judge' and 'biased' in it," Jackson wrote. “Judges cannot be ‘biased’ and need not be disqualified if the views they express are based on what they learned while doing the job they were appointed to do.”
Footage of Roger Stone’s interviews with prosecutors last month has been released… and the only word that can sum it up is “wow.” The entire archive can be found here, but if you are short on time Politico’s Andrew Kimmel made a supercut of the must-see moments that illustrate Stone’s true character: a narcissist who can barely control his anger at being questioned.

Stefanik broke fundraising rules

A constituent of Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) filed an official complaint against her with the Office of Congressional Ethics for using footage of House floor activities to raise funds for her campaign - an express violation of House rules. Stefanik has used clips of her questioning during the impeachment inquiry in fundraising emails, including one with the subject line, that read, “WATCH: I EXPOSED ADAM SCHIFF.”
In a letter sent on June 7, 2018, the House Ethics Committee reminded legislators that “rules specifically prohibit the use of footage of House Floor activities and committee proceedings for any partisan political purpose.”
“I think Rep. Stefanik’s use of video of the House hearing to solicit political contributions is a serious violation of that rule,” says Larry Noble, the former general counsel of the Federal Election Commission. “The rule is clear, and so is the guidance given by the House Ethics Committee.”
Donald K. Sherman, general counsel of the ethics watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington — a group that routinely opposes the Trump administration — agrees with that assessment. “House Ethics Committee guidance clearly prohibits Members from using video of committee proceedings for campaign purposes,” said Sherman, who was previously a high-ranking Senate attorney, “which Rep. Stefanik appears to have done nine times in the last six months.

Nunes’ lawsuits

Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit government accountability watchdog, filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics asking for an investigation into how Rep. Devin Nunes is paying for his six separate lawsuits against media companies and critics.
The complaint says Nunes appears to be in “blatant violation of House rules,” because he would have trouble paying for all these lawsuits solely from his congressional salary of $174,000 per year. The group argues he’d only be able to pay if he received legal services for free, at a discounted rate, or based on a contingency fee, meaning the lawyer would get compensated from Nunes’ winnings if he prevails in his lawsuits.
In all of those cases, the complaint says, Nunes must disclose the legal help he is receiving by filing a legal expense fund, otherwise it would represent an illegal gift given to Nunes under congressional ethics rules. Nunes has not filed a legal expense fund with the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Immigration news

  • Washington Post: A federal appeals court in California halted the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” asylum policy on Friday, removing one of the key tools the president has used to curb mass migration across the southern U.S. border. The ruling was in effect for only a few hours, however, as the judges later granted a Trump administration request for an emergency stay “pending further order of this court.” Justice Department lawyers said in court filings that 25,000 migrants have been ­waiting in Mexico and argued that they feared the ruling would lead to an influx on the southern ­border.
  • New York Times: The Justice Department said Wednesday that it had created an official section in its immigration office to strip citizenship rights from naturalized immigrants, a move that gives more heft to the Trump administration’s broad efforts to remove from the country immigrants who have committed crimes… Some Justice Department immigration lawyers have expressed worries that denaturalizations could be broadly used to strip citizenship.
    • The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights: "We reject any denaturalization task force that destroys citizenship as we know it and keeps every naturalized immigrant living in fear. Trump is weaponizing the DOJ to make naturalized immigrants look like second-class citizens."
  • Jurist: The US Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Hernandez v. Mesa on Tuesday, holding that the parents of a Mexican child who was shot and killed by a border official have no right to seek a remedy in American civil court. The child, Jesus Hernandez, had been playing with friends in a dry culvert that straddles the US-Mexico border between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez. Border Patrol agent Jesus Mesa fired at Hernandez from the US side of the culvert, and the bullet struck the boy on the Mexican side, where he died.
  • CNN: Secretary of Defense Mark Esper faced a bipartisan grilling from lawmakers Wednesday on Capitol Hill for his decision to divert military funding to pay for the US border wall as he testifies before the House Armed Services Committee… The top Republican on the committee, Rep. Mac Thornberry, also slammed the move saying it is "substituting the judgment of the administration for the judgment of Congress," adding "I am deeply concerned about where we're headed with the constitutional issue."
  • ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a new lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s transfer of an additional $3.8 billion in military funds for border wall construction. Congress did not authorize the funds. “The president is doubling down on his unlawful scheme to raid taxpayer funds for a xenophobic campaign promise that is destroying national treasures, harming the environment, and desecrating tribal lands.”
  • Associated Press: President Donald Trump may not divert $89 million intended for a military construction project in Washington state to build his border wall… “Congress repeatedly and deliberately declined to appropriate the full funds the President requested for a border wall along the southern border of the United States,” [Judge] Rothstein wrote.
  • Today, Monday March 2, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case involving the Trump administration’s “expedited removal” of asylum seekers without allowing them a chance to take their application before a federal judge. For a detailed discussion of the case, see the ACLU and Lawfare.
  • Mother Jones: Melania Trump Got an “Einstein Visa.” Why Was It So Hard for This Nobel Prize Winner? Immigration attorneys say the Trump administration is rejecting highly qualified applicants for “genius” green cards.
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ETF Style Investing With Spread Betting Account

Hi all,

I live in Ireland and have access to spread betting (CFDs), the advantage of this is there are no taxes on gains. Most people will use these to day trade however I was looking at using them to long term invest in an index like for example the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

How it works is you ''bet'' a set amount per point on the index going up or down for example if your bet is €1 and the index goes up 30 points you're up €30 and vice versa for if it goes down. There are no overnight fees using a longer term contract so that's not an issue. The minimum bet is 0.50c per point so you can technically buy half a 'share' of the DJIA. You also receive dividends for a long position.

My question is what is the best way to utilize this and considering tax free incentive is it a better route than investing into an ETF. At today's price using no leverage I would need to have €14,025 in my account to make a 0.50c position (however the broker only requires you to hold 5% margin for the position). I this a good way of investing or am I making a massive mistake?

Cheers, Paul
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Buying 15% dips on DJI (CFD trading)

Hi all,
I’ve been testing out a theory. If I were to wait for 15% market decline in the Dow Jones Index and simply buy it there and any further decline of another 15% (up to a total of 45%) I would make very good returns over a life time. No matter where you start in the history of the DJI you’ll make a very good return over 20 years. I live in Ireland so I have access to spread betting which is a tax free way of betting on all sorts of instruments. In this example I can buy the DJI futures contract (7point spread) which does not charge over night fees (just a roll over spread upon contact expiry every quarter).
Does anyone see major holes in my logic? It seems boring enough only taking one trade a year but the results seems good and steady.
One downside I do see is I began this strategy now and we entered a bear market I’d have to hold through the entirety of it before making some gains but with the long term goal in mind 2/3/4 year bear market is a short term risk that you just account for.
Thanks for any help or insight!
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The Cypriot League- Successful or Harmful

Cyprus are the 39th best European national team and the 87th best team in the world according to FIFA rankings (admittedly, a flawed system). This ranking is fairly logical when looking at the circumstances of the Island nation. First off, they have a small population for a European country, coming in at an island wide population of 1 million but is more accurately only able to pull from 850,000, as the Island is split into two separate territories (with a complex history). Along with this the Republic of Cyprus is not a rich nation, having the 36th largest GDP in Europe and being in considerable debt. The previously mentioned factors are also compounded by the long-term conflict which has occurred on the island. Football and politics have often come together to bring the worst out of each other and Cyprus is not an exception to that expectation.
Despite the country having a poor national team, a small population and a disappointing economic situation, the national league in the country can be viewed as somewhat successful. They are ranked as 19th in Uefa coeffiency while also being the 24th most valuable top division in European football. While 19th and 24th may seem like a meagre improvement upon their national team ranking, those league rankings put them in the middle of Israel and Poland in coeffiency and Israel and Sweden in league value. It puts them in a bracket of football nations who they should not realistically be able to compete with. The teams are also putting in competent performances in European competitions as Apoel demonstrated in this year’s champions league when they achieved two draws against Dortmund, while losing every other game (against Real Madrid and Spurs tbf). The year before that they also finished in the round of 16 in the Europa League losing out to another underdog, Anderlecht. The question must be posed: why does the league succeed in spite of all other factors being against it.
Well, the answer can be put quite simply: they paid more for more success. The league has an astoundingly high foreign player percentage at 57.1% which puts them well ahead of those around them in the league valuation table (outside of Scotland who have an impressive 44%) and sees them double the number of foreign players employed by leagues of a similar population (most being spread between 10% and 30%). When looking within the league itself, it becomes obvious to see that the teams who employs more of these foreign players, finds greater success (unsurprisingly)-
League Finish Club Foreign Players (Total Players) Club Value- €mil
1 APOEL 21(29) 23
2 Apollon Lim 20(30) 18
3 Anorthosis 17(26) 12
4 AEK 19(26) 11
5 AEL Lim 16(27) 11
6 Omonia Nik 17(29) 12
7 Doxa Katokopias 14(23) 6
8 Ermis Aradippou 16(23) 6
9 Pafos 18(26) 8
10 Nea Salamis 13(26) 4
11 Alki Oroklini 14(26) 5
12 Olympiakos 8(26) 4
13 Aris Lim 11(24) 4
14 Ethnikos 3(20) 2
However, this unusual setup has had other side effects that have not been desirable for Cypriot fans. To start simply, the national team has not profited from the increased competition which has become the norm in, what should be, a good place for the development of young players. It’s hard to sneak minutes in a team which often sees competent, cultured and proven foreign players making their way into clubs who would usually never be able to aspire to those kinds of options. As of now, the national team is made up of 17 players plying their trade in the local league, so most Cypriots do not get a chance to move to other leagues to find their feet, unlike Northern Ireland which sees many players develop in an established English or Scottish system.
Overlooking of youth development has come back to bite some teams in the ass such as the, now relegated, Ethnikos Achnas. They were a team who often finished in the bottom half of the league but had found themselves over and under achieving at various points in their recent history. 2016-17 was not a bad season for them but the following summer was a nightmare as they lost 14 of their foreign players (I would assume for financial reasons). Most of these sales were on a free (as most of the leagues transfer dealings are) meaning that the players who came to replace the senior players were a mixture of loanees, U21s and 4 new signings. This left the club with a valuation of only €2 million, half of what the next team in the league was worth. It was unsurprising that this led to a season where they only achieved 8 points and were effectively relegated early in the year. This instability is rampant in the league, with Cyprus having the highest rate of signing new players in all of Europe at 57.7% between 2009-17. Players come in looking for decent wages and a chance to move on to better things, so when marginally better opportunity comes along they leave the club pretty quickly.
To compile further misery, the whole league appears to have issues financially, as if bringing players in for big wages and then selling them on for free isn’t a profitable model. It has led to some clubs in the league amassing a debt to the state, completely bypassing the Cypriot FA. The predictable solution appears to be the preferred outcome for many, as private football ownership trickles its way down to every crevice of modern football. Omonia is one club which has recently been bought out by a US businessman but this is a position that the club would never have expected to be in. Omonia is viewed, by some, as the people club with links to left wing politics that would logically make them opposed to any buyout of the club. Some fans have taken the step to start up the club anew in the lower divisions of Cypriot football while the old Omonia looks to pay off debt. For some, this is a welcome inclusion in the game as the real victim of this debt has been the public, who have had to pay for the debt which the clubs have accumulated. Those who had to pay the price for the financial stupidity of their local clubs will probably have little sympathy if the introduction of private ownership prevents further tax waste.
It may be unclear as to how these clubs were able to pull in these players in the first place when the money was not there in the first place. The answer, as it always seems be in football administration, is they did it illegitimately. From my limited understanding of the situation, the clubs used ‘black contracts’ to bring players in, which allowed them to pay less tax but also to not have to publicly announce the amount they are spending. Recently, players have begun to speak up on the matter as it became apparent that players were not given a copy of their contracts (which is what makes them 'black', as in 'unseen'- I think) which meant that clubs were not paying their full wages as players were unable to prove how much they should be getting payed. It is hard to see change come from within the country as the CFA looks like a drunken mess as well, staggering from one crisis to another. These crises range from the violence which has been seen within the stadiums, where club staff have been harmed during games or the possibility that the league is full of match-fixing, which Uefa has officially sent them a warning about (in one game). Worst of all is the way that the CFA has been unable to cope with the debt that the clubs face despite the new head of the CFA claiming that he would provide the league with €5 million to help the clubs. Following this claim, the CFA was complaining about the government decision to reduce income from betting gains that the CFA would receive. Apparently, the betting money was needed to provide for better insurance for players (50% of whom are on black contracts) despite there being €5 million in the back pocket to help the league’s debt issues, according to the head of the CFA.
While these problems exist, the league does overperform despite all its flaws. For now, some will probably be happy that they get to watch a league other countries would be happy to have but is any of it sustainable. It is hard to tell now, but the aftermath of these decisions may not be worth the time in the sun which some supporters enjoy. Is it worth the national team stagnating, clubs having no stability and players being cheated?
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Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!

PEDES WE MUST DO WHAT WE MUST. VOTE OUT THE CAREER POLITICIANS THAT HAVE RUINED OUR STATE. ELECT THOSE WHO ARE SIMILAR TO US, BUSINESSMEN AND WOMEN WHO WORK FOR A LIVING AND GO THROUGH THE SAME STRUGGLES. WE MUST KICK OUT THE CAREER POLITICIANS THAT HAVE PLAGUED THIS STATE FOR SO LONG. LET'S MAKE CALIFORNIA GREAT AGAIN!
Posted here is the list of Candidates for the State of California Public Office Primary Elections NOT including Local Region State elected public office or House of Reps. Descriptions information was pulled from public sources online and may include opinions that may not be shared by everyone
STATE OF CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR: Serves as the chief executive officer and commander-in-chief in the State of California. Responsible for implementing state laws and overseeing the operation of the state executive branch.











LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: Act as governor should the governor be temporarily absent from the office.





SECRETARY OF STATE: Secretary of State is the California's Chief Elections Officer, overseeing all federal and state elections in the state and maintaining a database of registered voters.




CONTROLLER: As the state’s chief fiscal officer, serves as the state’s accountant and bookkeeper of all public funds.



TRESURER: As the state’s banker, manages the state’s investments, and administers the sale of state bonds and notes.





ATTORNEY GENERAL: As the state’s chief law officer, ensures that state laws are enforced and investigates fraudulent or illegal activities.




UNITED STATES SENATOR: Serves as one of two Senators who represent California's interests in the United States Congress. \** (Look at Bottom of Post) ****



TRESURER: As the state’s banker, manages the state’s investments, and administers the sale of state bonds and notes*.*



JUDICIAL
JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT, OFFICE NO. 13


SCHOOL
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 education in CALIFORNIA state.




******There are 32 Candidates for Senator running making this post too long, so I posted our most MAGA and the 2 Dems that will most likely be running against her in the race. If there is another Senator that is more favored or better suited for the position Please comment below.******
IF I HAVE LEFT ANYTHING OUR OR SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE CHANGED PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANK YOU

Lets Make California Great Again Pedes.

Crossposted to The_Donald
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Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!

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VOTE OUT THE CAREER POLITICIANS THAT HAVE RUINED OUR STATE. ELECT THOSE WHO ARE SIMILAR TO US, BUSINESSMEN AND WOMEN WHO WORK FOR A LIVING AND GO THROUGH THE SAME STRUGGLES. WE MUST KICK OUT THE CAREER POLITICIANS THAT HAVE PLAGUED THIS STATE FOR SO LONG. LET'S MAKE CALIFORNIA GREAT AGAIN!Posted here is the list of Candidates for the State of California Public Office Primary Elections NOT including Local Region State elected public office or House of Reps. Descriptions information was pulled from public sources online and may include opinions that may not be shared by everyoneSTATE OF CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR: Serves as the chief executive officer and commander-in-chief in the State of California. Responsible for implementing state laws and overseeing the operation of the state executive branch.JOHN H. COX (R)BUSINESSMAN. “I’m a businessman, not a politician. I have a 35 year conservative record and have an economic plan that will make California affordable again for middle class families.” Sound Familiar? Endorsed by President Trump. Will End Sanctuary City SB-14 Law. Supports 2nd Amendment and roll back oppressive gun legislation. Will adamantly defend Prop 13 which will benefit homeowners. Will Repeal the illegal Gas Tax our Gov Jerry ‘Cuck’ Brown, Senator Josh Newman (RECAL THIS MAN District 29 Pedes), and Senator Kevin De León passed WITHOUT approval of the citizens of California.FB PAGETWITTER​TRAVIS ALLEN (R)CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLYMAN. Born and Raised in Southern CA. Super Pede. Wants to cut the high tax rate that has been pushed on us citizens. Get tough on crime and deport all illegal immigrants that commit a crime. Will STOP the money laundering project that is the High Speed Rail. Will repeal the Gas and Car tax that we were given by Cuck Gov. Jerry Brown. Strong on Illegal immigration and will eliminate CA SB-14 Sanctuary City law. Wants to revamp the water systems and aquifers that are outdated in the state. Will be tough on crime and eliminate the bullshit realignment program that the Dems put in place.FB PAGETWITTER​ROBERT C. NEWMAN II (R)PSYCHOLOGIST. Pro God. Christian. Supports 2nd Amendment. Supports Parental Rights and Property Rights. Wants limited government. Wants to lower taxes and regulations.​AMANDA RENTERIA (D)COO JUSTICE DEPT. As the DOJ’s Chief of Operations, she led a team of 1,000 dedicated public servants and managed an $850 million budget. During this time, the DOJ has locked up human traffickers, cracked down on polluters, protected immigrants’ rights, fought for women’s healthcare, shielded seniors from MediCal fraud, and secured millions in student refunds from shady for-profit colleges.FB PAGETWITTER​DELAINE EASTIN (D)EDUCATOR. Does NOT support our President. Sympathetic to dreamers. Blames Trump for the Obama era order that was made to separate kids from families. Wants to give money and amnesty to all illegal immigrants. She forgets who really are the citizens she should be fighting for. This is the type of woman to wear a pink pussy hat to a march, claim she loves the environment, then leave all her signs and trash for someone else to pick up. Read her vision statement.FB PAGETWITTER​KLEMENT TINAJ (D)C.E.O. Even though he is a Democrat he supports the 2nd Amendment. Comes from a proud immigrant family that has been involved with public service in churches, nonprofit organizations, and help for the homeless. Wants to create more jobs for the working class but doesn’t say how. Will improve our schools, provide more affordable housing, a better public transportation system, build more water reservoirs, and establish free college tuition for all Californian students. He is mislead because if you graduated from High School in CA you already receive free community college tuition under BOGWFFB PAGETWITTER​GAVIN NEWSOM (D)LIEUTENANT GOV. He is the biggest threat to us Pedes. Sadly he is a total farce and too similar to our current P.O.S we have as Gov. As Mayor of S.F Newsom turned the city into a homeless haven and crime ridden city by illegals thanks to his Care not Cash Program)) and ‘Sanctuary City’ policy. He even got called out by his own party. Homeless flooded into the city because of the free programs they received, while illegal immigrants also came knowing they would not be asked for documentation. Newson adamantly wants to defend Sanctuary Cities allowing criminal illegals to safely live inside our State while draining our State Fund. His policy on Sanctuary City lead to the death of Kate Steinle Strong supporter of the #MeToo movement. Wants to tighten already strict CA gun laws and create a ‘gun-free state’. Spreading misinformation to LGBTQ community claiming that because of Trump, Hate Crimes LGBTQ have risen. DURING 0BAMA ADMIN 2013 (BEFORE TRUMP) HATE CRIME TOWARD LGBTQ 20.8% OUT OF 5928 INCIDENCES = 1186 INCIDENCES. DURING SITTING DUCK PHASE OF TRUMP ADMIN 2016 (AFTER 0BAMA) HATE CRIME TOWARD LGBTQ 17.7% OUT OF 6063 INCIDENCES = 709 INCIDENCES.FB PAGETWITTER​J. BRIBIESCA (D)RETIRED MEDICAL DR. Make state government more efficient. (reduce non-performing and underperforming agencies and offices. Keeping Californians safe. Better education system (Student needs come first). Transparency and accountability for all state public officials, judges and their staff. Decrease over regulation (Keep companies in and bring more companies to California). Defend our state constitution.TWITTERSTATEMENT PAGE​ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA (D)FAILED MAYOR OF L.A. When Villaraigosa was Mayor of L.A, the city was a mess. Public infrastructure was in complete disrepair, pot holes on every street, Crime spiked. Now he wants to ruin the state as he ruined LA. He states he will make our state work for everyone To make sure everyone has a voice. He’s running for Governor ‘to do big things’—rebuild the middle class by investing in our schools and repairing our infrastructure.FB PAGETWITTER​MICHAEL SHELLENBERGER (D)ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION EXECUTIVE. Wants to create high-wage jobs by embracing automation, including the autonomous vehicle revolution, attracting and keeping manufacturing, and raising the minimum wage. Will close the loophole in our most important environmental law, which allows frivolous lawsuits, and "up-zoning" our cities and suburbs. Wants to automate teaching by putting kids in front of a computer and getting rid of the teacher.FB PAGETWITTER​JOHN CHIANG (D)CALIFORNIA STATE TREASURER. Wants to establish proper retirement plans. Will fund and provide clean and renewable energy. Wants a Single-Payer-Health system. Wants to create Free tuition at UC university state wide. His goal is to place a roof over the heads of an additional four million homeless and poor Californians by investing additional public resources into affordable housing production and doubling local government permitting activity for all types of housing.FB PAGETWITTER​LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: Act as governor should the governor be temporarily absent from the office.COLE HARRIS (R)BUSINESSMAN. Harris will use the Lieutenant Governor's office to call on the private sector and state government, regardless of party, to address the current obstacles and hurdles in such industries to adopt methodologies to fix such obstacles and hurdles & ultimately help California solve these problems and fix our great state.FB PAGETWITTER​DAVID FENNELL (R)ENTREPRENEUR. TRUE PEDE.. ADAMANT SUPPORT FOR OUR PRESIDENT. Wants to build the wall. Has pledged that he will support sending National Guard Troops to the boarder. Strong 2nd Amendment Supporter. Wants to stop the Pension Time Bomb that is ticking in the California State. Will end illegal Sanctuary City policy.FB PAGETWITTERDAVID R. HERNANDEZ (R)RETIRED BUSINESS OWNER / ARMY VET. Strong Support for Our President. “Together we will make California Great Again.” Will uphold the California and US Constitution always and will work with the Federal Government in all areas, including Immigration. As a lifelong gun owner, David will protect your right to own a firearm and your right to protect yourself and your family. ANOTHER STRONG PEDEFB PAGE NONETWITTER NONE​ELENI KOUNALAKIS (D)BUSINESSMAN. Adamant love and support for 0bama. Was appointed by President Barack Obama as the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary and served side-by-side President Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton promoting democracy. Need I say more? DOES NOT WILL NOT SUPPORT OUR PRESIDENT. Another politician preaching to be for the ‘immigrants’ and keeps forgetting to put illegal in front.FB PAGETWITTER​JEFF BLEICH (D)POLITICIAN. Adamant love and support for 0bama. Served as a senior advisor to 0bama and as his ambassador to Australia. As the head of Cal State University Board massive budget cuts to University system took place. Says he fights for immigrants, yet, he is just like every other Democrat and only fights for the Illegal ones and not the Citizen immigrants. Does NOT SUPPORT 2nd Amendment. Extremely Anti-Gun. Will limit gun sales.FB PAGETWITTER​ED HERNANDEZ (D)CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR. Adamant love and support for 0bama. Was appointed by President Barack Obama as the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary and served side-by-side President Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton promoting democracy. Need I say more? Another politician preaching to be for the ‘immigrants’ and keeps forgetting to put illegal in front.FB PAGETWITTER​SECRETARY OF STATE: Secretary of State is the California's Chief Elections Officer, overseeing all federal and state elections in the state and maintaining a database of registered voters.MARK P. MEUSER (R)ELECTION LAW ATTORNEY. Wants to implement a Voter ID system to eliminate non-citizens and the dead from voting. Provides proof that in Los Angeles County alone there is 144% voter registration. He is a true Pede that will stamp out the corruption in our voting system that has been perpetuated by the DNC.FB PAGETWITTER​ALEX PADILLA (D)CURRENT SECRETARY OF STATE. Has not done much to improve schools. Talks about voting rights but DOES NOT want Voter ID laws. Has done nothing but spend money and bring forth little benefit. Vote him out. DOES NOT support our President. Resists any laws that come from Federal govt. Wants to keep Sanctuary City Policy.FB PAGETWITTER​RUBEN MAJOR (D)PARAMEDIC. DOES NOT SUPPORT OUR PRESIDENT. BELIEVES ‘MUH RUSSIA’ NARRATIVE. Wants to reform voting system. Believes Russians not the DNC rigged the elections. Wants to keep Sanctuary City Policy.FB PAGETWITTER​MICHAEL FEINSTEIN (GREEN)FORMER SANTA MONICA MAYOR. Wants to give 16 and 17 y/o the RIGHT TO VOTE. LOL. Wants to promote transparency, accuracy and trustworthiness, with publicly-owned, open-source voting equipment, paper ballots, and meaningful audits. Eliminate conflicts of interest by prohibiting the Secretary of State from endorsing or opposing any candidate or ballot measure while in office. Make it easier to vote by declaring election days state holidays.FB PAGETWITTER​CONTROLLER: As the state’s chief fiscal officer, serves as the state’s accountant and bookkeeper of all public funds.KONSTANTINOS RODITIS (R)BUSINESSMAN. Will protect taxpayers by auditing projects such as the California High-Speed Rail System. Repeal the Gas Tax: Only 20% of gas tax funds are actually spent on road repairs; forty-one states fix roads better and cheaper than California! Wants to move decision-making authority from Sacramento to the local level.FB PAGETWITTER​BETTY T. YEE (D)CURRENT STATE CONTROLLER. Funded the California High Speed Rail Project! Allowed for the Gas and Car Tax to be put forward under Gov. Jerry Brown. DOES NOT HAVE CALIFORNIANS interests at hearts. Focused on providing retirement security for public and private sector workers, essential to economic health. Vote her out!FB PAGETWITTER showing her corruptionTWITTER​MARY LOU FINLEY (SOCIALIST)FORMER EDUCATOR. Wants to use taxes wisely providing for people’s needs instead of subsidizing wealthy corporations wasting billions of dollars.​TRESURER: As the state’s banker, manages the state’s investments, and administers the sale of state bonds and notes.JACK M. GUERRERO (R)CPA. Unafraid to challenge the status quo. SUPPORTS OUR PRESIDENT. Understands the severity of the state’s unfunded pension liability which at nearly $500 billion. Will safeguard state assets and advocate for policies that place citizens first, including lower taxes, smaller government, and a prosperous California economy.FB PAGETWITTER​GREG CONLON (R)BUSINESSMAN/CPA. Understands that the generous pensions granted public employees over the years has caused irresponsible unfunded pension liability and an unfunded health care liability to future retirees. As President of the California Public Utilities Commission he led efforts to bring competitive practices to California’s utility industry and compel public utilities to install four times more renewable energy generation than any other state. During his service on the California Transportation Commission I worked to have repaired most bridges and overpasses in the State. Former Air Force Officer and Pilot not just a pencil pusher.TWITTER​VIVEK VISWANATHAN (D)GOVERNOR ADVISOR. Learned from 2 of the worst people in the DNC. Special Advisor in the Office of Governor Jerry Brown and Policy Advisor to Hillary Clinton.TWITTER​FIONA MA (D)CPA. She is endorsed by current state Kamela Harris who has bogged down and made it difficult for California to communicate and work smoothly with the Federal Govt. Nope.TWITTER​KEVIN AKIN (SOCIALIST)STEAM ENGINEER. Favors promoting and strengthening socially-owned economic units like cooperatives and credit unions, municipal utilities, public roads and transit. A publicly-owned State Bank. States that socialism means democratic control and social ownership of our economy. To win it, we must break the billionaires’ economic and political power.​ATTORNEY GENERAL: As the state’s chief law officer, ensures that state laws are enforced and investigates fraudulent or illegal activities.ERIC EARLY (R)BUSINESSMAN / LAWYER. He is not a Career Politician. Supports our President. He cares deeply about California’s citizens. Years of one-party rule in Sacramento have led to madness. He will fight: (1) to protect against the ongoing early release of violent felons from our prisons that endanger public safety; (2) the endless increase in taxes, including the repeal of the gas and vehicle taxes; (3) to be a strong supporter of law enforcement stopping Sanctuary City Bill; (4) to prevent the endless flood of illegal immigration by sending National Guard Troops to the border; and (5) to support California’s hardworking people and job creators.FB PAGETWITTER​STEPHEN C. BAILEY (R)RETIRED JUDGE. He is tough on crime. Judge Bailey has been endorsed by the California Republican Party, the NRA, Gun Owners of California, Crime Victims United, and even the Los Angeles Police Protective League which represents nearly 10,000 officers of the LAPD. Supports the 2nd Amendment. His greatest quote “California needs an Attorney General focused on solving our problems, not fighting Washington D.C.” Top priorities will be to restore the rule of law and stop the elimination of bail, the Sanctuary State charade, and the soft-on-crime "get-out-of jail free card" policies endangering our communities.FB PAGETWITTER​XAVIER BACERRA (D)CURRENT ATTORNEY GENERAL. He is a Career Politician and a Criminal. He ignores the rule of law and promotes illegal activity. Wrote the legislation and supports Sanctuary City and defends illegal immigrants by offering state resources to their cause. DOES NOT SUPPORT OUR PRESIDENT, 2nd AMENDMENT, OR RULE OF LAW. VOTE HIM OUT! Continuously bogs down the Federal government with frivolous lawsuits while neglecting the problems running amok in California. VOTE HIM OUT OF OFFICE!FB PAGETWITTER​DAVE JONES (D)CURRENT CA INSURANCE COMMISSIONER. He is a Career Politician. BUT he is leading the fight against the corrupt Xavier Bacerra. Leads the Department of Insurance which works closely with state and federal prosecutors across the state to investigate and prosecute fraud and other insurance related crimes. He also leads a national enforcement action that has forced life insurers to disgorge over $12 billion in benefits that they were unlawfully failing to pay policyholders.FB PAGETWITTER​UNITED STATES SENATOR: Serves as one of two Senators who represent California's interests in the United States Congress. ** (Look at Bottom of Post) ERIN CRUZ (R)AUTHOR. Less Tax, Less, Regulation, Less Government. SUPPORTS OUR PRESIDENT! Best Senator running that we have. Will Make California Golden Again.The Dream Act: Wants to End The Dream Act, or DACA. No Amnesty. Americans and Legal immigrants must come first. Rule of Law is vital to a free nation. Screening of Illegal residents. Provisions must be put in place protecting those children brought here under the most dire circumstances for sex trafficking, child labor, and other inhumane purposes. Many adults must be deported if working illegally, are here with fraudulent papers, and if they knowingly stayed within the United States illegally.The Border Wall, Build The Wall: Work with the Senate to resolve and move the project forward in tandem with national immigration enforcement initiatives to help deter both narcotic and human trafficking, and illegal entry.Immigration Reforms Immigration Reform: Tighten the entry gap of recent years, and reduce entry numbers across the board, including processing and expediting of H 1-B and J-1Visas and the lottery system.The Second Amendment Gun Rights Initiative: Will vote against any gun measure which restrains law abiding citizens from legally procuring or owning firearms. Proper laws for background checks are in place, review of those policies and initiatives should be done to ensure recent oversights which have cost lives are resolved.Finance and Budget Reform Budget: While budgets start in the House of Representatives, both the House and the Senate seem to continually push the deadline for the debt ceiling. She would aim to help restore order to the process of common sense reform and on time funding of the government. No more games.FB PAGETWITTER​KEVIN DE LEÓN (D-RAT)CORRUPT CA SENATOR. Does not obey the rule of Law. Has Family members living here illegally. Cares more for illegal immigrants and fighting Washington D.C then Californians. Wants free health care but can’t pay for it because the state is bankrupt. Implemented ‘Road Diet’ in L.A and increased traffic congestion in order to make bicycle lanes no one uses. Wants to spend millions of dollars on painting the cities roads white for ‘muh environment’ Supported by Jerry ‘Cuck’ Brown and the companies that line his pockets. CORUPT CAREER POLITICIAN. VOTE HIM OUTFB PAGETWITTER​DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-RAT)CORRUPT CA SENATOR. Career politician. Does not obey the rule of Law. DOES NOT support the 2nd Amendment. Will ban all guns. Continues to fight our President bogging down the legal system wasting our tax money on frivolous lawsuits. Supports illegal immigration. Wants Sanctuary City. Will not build our wall. Wants amnesty for Dreamers and their families. Forgets about the American People. CORUPT CAREER POLITICIAN. VOTE HER OUT!FB PAGETWITTER​TRESURER: As the state’s banker, manages the state’s investments, and administers the sale of state bonds and notes.STEVE POIZNER (NO PARTY / R)BUSINESSMAN. Supports our President AND is Republican but running as independent. Saved drivers and homeowners almost $2 billion in lower insurance rates; recovered $30 million for wildfire victims who were shortchanged by insurance companies; saved taxpayers $17 million by permanently cutting 13% of the budget; arrested over 2500 people for insurance fraud; and restored insurance for thousands of innocent consumers after health insurance companies illegally canceled policies. Best Pede we have for Insurance Commissioner.FB PAGETWITTER​ASIF MAHMOOD (D)PHYSICIAN. DOES NOT supports our President. Pakistani immigrant. "As a Muslim immigrant I am a triple threat to our President." He would be the first Muslim ever elected to statewide office in CA. He is a rightous and just Dr. that looks out for his patients ranging from insurance coverage issues, prescription drug issues, in- and out-of-network issues, follow-up issues, and support beyond medical care. He would become first Dr. to hold the chair of insurance commissioner. Wants to take on the Pharma Companies.FB PAGETWITTER​NATHALIE HRIZI (SOCIALIST)PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. How is a Socialist Commie teaching our kids in a Public School system. Her Twitter Handle even has the word “Commie’ in it. My family and I fled the Communists and they followed us here to America.TWITTER​JUDICIALJUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT, OFFICE NO. 13THEODORE R. HOWARDCURRENT SITTING JUDGE. He was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in June 2010 to succeed Daniel J. Didier. Reviews state he is Biased towards represented parties and against those that can't afford representation. Could care less what is just or right or ethical as long as you follow procedures.​FRANKLIN DUNNCA LICENSED ATTORNEY - Emphasis in Corp Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Insurance Regulatory, Trademarks, Insurance Executive - Division President with over 1400 employees and $2 billion in annual revenue. States he will 'will use my drive, energy, passion to help others, and over 25 years of legal and executive business experience to make a difference. I will ensure that everyone in the Court is: (i) treated fairly and with dignity, (ii) given an opportunity to be heard and (iii) listened to. I will always follow the Golden Rule – treat others like you would like to be treated."FB PAGELINKEDIN​SCHOOLSUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 education in CALIFORNIA state.LILY (ESPINOZA) PLOSKI (Far-Left D)UNEMPLOYED. She quotes the Communist Troll Emma Gonzalez as her inspiration on her website… Thats all you need to know. “Today there was a impassioned speech by Emma Gonzalez, of Parkland, Florida about the senseless killing of innocent students and staff and the massive school shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. On the behalf of student warriors like Emma Gonzalez and all the students and communities that have experienced active shooters on campus, I take this pledge: I will not accept campaign contributions from the NRA or any group that perpetuates hate or violence.”TWITTER​STEVEN IRELAND (UnSpecified/Possible R)PARENT. Only one that is NOT supported by any corrupt politicians currently in Sacramento. Is not as well situated however looking at the other super liberal candidates my bet is on Ireland. Wants Safe & Secure Schools, by implementing greater mental health services to students. Wants a Welcoming and Positive Learning Environment through funding the rebuilding of our crumbling school infrastructure. Wants to create the ability to Be Healthy and Ready to Learn for students by assisting low-income and homeless students through the creation of after school programs and free school meals.FB PAGE​TONY K. THURMOND (D)CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY MEMBER. Even though he is a Democrat, and DOES NOT support our President… respect must be given where respect is due. Grew up with very little, father never came back from Vietnam and his mother died of cancer. Yet, still overcame difficulties and became a State Assemblyman. Wants to change public school curriculum through vocational education and college preparedness with emphasis on STEM programs and the Arts. Wants to change public school curriculum through vocational education and college preparedness with emphasis on STEM programs and the Arts. Passed Legislation for increased funds to schools with high stats in student truancy to combat the problem.FB PAGETWITTER​MARSHALL TUCK (D)SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT DIRECTOR. Assisted in passage of Prop 58 which makes public schools teach in SPANISH and NOT ENGLISH for students who can’t speak english. Instead of teaching their students English “to make an easier transition” schools will teach their students in Spanish. Tuck the Cuck is running on the platform to (1) Get more funding into classrooms and cut bureaucratic waste (2) Empower teachers and parents to make more education decisions… what ever that means (3) Expand vocational schools and college prep in primary and secondary schools to better assist students.FB PAGETWITTER​There are 32 Candidates for Senator running making this post too long, so I posted our most MAGA and the 2 Dems that will most likely be running against her in the race. If there is another Senator that is more favored or better suited for the position Please comment below.**IF I HAVE LEFT ANYTHING OUR OR SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE CHANGED PLEASE LET ME KNOW. 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Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!

Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!
Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!Fellow Pedes. I have updated the List of Candidates for the Primary Election. Let's​ make CA Great Again!PEDES WE MUST DO WHAT WE MUST. VOTE OUT THE CAREER POLITICIANS THAT HAVE RUINED OUR STATE. ELECT THOSE WHO ARE SIMILAR TO US, BUSINESSMEN AND WOMEN WHO WORK FOR A LIVING AND GO THROUGH THE SAME STRUGGLES. WE MUST KICK OUT THE CAREER POLITICIANS THAT HAVE PLAGUED THIS STATE FOR SO LONG. LET'S MAKE CALIFORNIA GREAT AGAIN!Posted here is the list of Candidates for the State of California Public Office Primary Elections NOT including Local Region State elected public office or House of Reps. Descriptions information was pulled from public sources online and may include opinions that may not be shared by everyoneSTATE OF CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR: Serves as the chief executive officer and commander-in-chief in the State of California. Responsible for implementing state laws and overseeing the operation of the state executive branch.JOHN H. COX (R)BUSINESSMAN. “I’m a businessman, not a politician. I have a 35 year conservative record and have an economic plan that will make California affordable again for middle class families.” Sound Familiar? Endorsed by President Trump. Will End Sanctuary City SB-14 Law. Supports 2nd Amendment and roll back oppressive gun legislation. Will adamantly defend Prop 13 which will benefit homeowners. Will Repeal the illegal Gas Tax our Gov Jerry ‘Cuck’ Brown, Senator Josh Newman (RECAL THIS MAN District 29 Pedes), and Senator Kevin De León passed WITHOUT approval of the citizens of California.FB PAGETWITTER​TRAVIS ALLEN (R)CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLYMAN. Born and Raised in Southern CA. Super Pede. Wants to cut the high tax rate that has been pushed on us citizens. Get tough on crime and deport all illegal immigrants that commit a crime. Will STOP the money laundering project that is the High Speed Rail. Will repeal the Gas and Car tax that we were given by Cuck Gov. Jerry Brown. Strong on Illegal immigration and will eliminate CA SB-14 Sanctuary City law. Wants to revamp the water systems and aquifers that are outdated in the state. Will be tough on crime and eliminate the bullshit realignment program that the Dems put in place.FB PAGETWITTER​ROBERT C. NEWMAN II (R)PSYCHOLOGIST. Pro God. Christian. Supports 2nd Amendment. Supports Parental Rights and Property Rights. Wants limited government. Wants to lower taxes and regulations.​AMANDA RENTERIA (D)COO JUSTICE DEPT. As the DOJ’s Chief of Operations, she led a team of 1,000 dedicated public servants and managed an $850 million budget. During this time, the DOJ has locked up human traffickers, cracked down on polluters, protected immigrants’ rights, fought for women’s healthcare, shielded seniors from MediCal fraud, and secured millions in student refunds from shady for-profit colleges.FB PAGETWITTER​DELAINE EASTIN (D)EDUCATOR. Does NOT support our President. Sympathetic to dreamers. Blames Trump for the Obama era order that was made to separate kids from families. Wants to give money and amnesty to all illegal immigrants. She forgets who really are the citizens she should be fighting for. This is the type of woman to wear a pink pussy hat to a march, claim she loves the environment, then leave all her signs and trash for someone else to pick up. Read her vision statement.FB PAGETWITTER​KLEMENT TINAJ (D)C.E.O. Even though he is a Democrat he supports the 2nd Amendment. Comes from a proud immigrant family that has been involved with public service in churches, nonprofit organizations, and help for the homeless. Wants to create more jobs for the working class but doesn’t say how. Will improve our schools, provide more affordable housing, a better public transportation system, build more water reservoirs, and establish free college tuition for all Californian students. He is mislead because if you graduated from High School in CA you already receive free community college tuition under BOGWFFB PAGETWITTER​GAVIN NEWSOM (D)LIEUTENANT GOV. He is the biggest threat to us Pedes. Sadly he is a total farce and too similar to our current P.O.S we have as Gov. As Mayor of S.F Newsom turned the city into a homeless haven and crime ridden city by illegals thanks to his Care not Cash Program)) and ‘Sanctuary City’ policy. He even got called out by his own party. Homeless flooded into the city because of the free programs they received, while illegal immigrants also came knowing they would not be asked for documentation. Newson adamantly wants to defend Sanctuary Cities allowing criminal illegals to safely live inside our State while draining our State Fund. His policy on Sanctuary City lead to the death of Kate Steinle Strong supporter of the #MeToo movement. Wants to tighten already strict CA gun laws and create a ‘gun-free state’. Spreading misinformation to LGBTQ community claiming that because of Trump, Hate Crimes LGBTQ have risen. DURING 0BAMA ADMIN 2013 (BEFORE TRUMP) HATE CRIME TOWARD LGBTQ 20.8% OUT OF 5928 INCIDENCES = 1186 INCIDENCES. DURING SITTING DUCK PHASE OF TRUMP ADMIN 2016 (AFTER 0BAMA) HATE CRIME TOWARD LGBTQ 17.7% OUT OF 6063 INCIDENCES = 709 INCIDENCES.FB PAGETWITTER​J. BRIBIESCA (D)RETIRED MEDICAL DR. Make state government more efficient. (reduce non-performing and underperforming agencies and offices. Keeping Californians safe. Better education system (Student needs come first). Transparency and accountability for all state public officials, judges and their staff. Decrease over regulation (Keep companies in and bring more companies to California). Defend our state constitution.TWITTERSTATEMENT PAGE​ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA (D)FAILED MAYOR OF L.A. When Villaraigosa was Mayor of L.A, the city was a mess. Public infrastructure was in complete disrepair, pot holes on every street, Crime spiked. Now he wants to ruin the state as he ruined LA. He states he will make our state work for everyone To make sure everyone has a voice. He’s running for Governor ‘to do big things’—rebuild the middle class by investing in our schools and repairing our infrastructure.FB PAGETWITTER​MICHAEL SHELLENBERGER (D)ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION EXECUTIVE. Wants to create high-wage jobs by embracing automation, including the autonomous vehicle revolution, attracting and keeping manufacturing, and raising the minimum wage. Will close the loophole in our most important environmental law, which allows frivolous lawsuits, and "up-zoning" our cities and suburbs. Wants to automate teaching by putting kids in front of a computer and getting rid of the teacher.FB PAGETWITTER​JOHN CHIANG (D)CALIFORNIA STATE TREASURER. Wants to establish proper retirement plans. Will fund and provide clean and renewable energy. Wants a Single-Payer-Health system. Wants to create Free tuition at UC university state wide. His goal is to place a roof over the heads of an additional four million homeless and poor Californians by investing additional public resources into affordable housing production and doubling local government permitting activity for all types of housing.FB PAGETWITTER​LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: Act as governor should the governor be temporarily absent from the office.COLE HARRIS (R)BUSINESSMAN. Harris will use the Lieutenant Governor's office to call on the private sector and state government, regardless of party, to address the current obstacles and hurdles in such industries to adopt methodologies to fix such obstacles and hurdles & ultimately help California solve these problems and fix our great state.FB PAGETWITTER​DAVID FENNELL (R)ENTREPRENEUR. TRUE PEDE.. ADAMANT SUPPORT FOR OUR PRESIDENT. Wants to build the wall. Has pledged that he will support sending National Guard Troops to the boarder. Strong 2nd Amendment Supporter. Wants to stop the Pension Time Bomb that is ticking in the California State. Will end illegal Sanctuary City policy.FB PAGETWITTERDAVID R. HERNANDEZ (R)RETIRED BUSINESS OWNER / ARMY VET. Strong Support for Our President. “Together we will make California Great Again.” Will uphold the California and US Constitution always and will work with the Federal Government in all areas, including Immigration. As a lifelong gun owner, David will protect your right to own a firearm and your right to protect yourself and your family. ANOTHER STRONG PEDEFB PAGE NONETWITTER NONE​ELENI KOUNALAKIS (D)BUSINESSMAN. Adamant love and support for 0bama. Was appointed by President Barack Obama as the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary and served side-by-side President Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton promoting democracy. Need I say more? DOES NOT WILL NOT SUPPORT OUR PRESIDENT. Another politician preaching to be for the ‘immigrants’ and keeps forgetting to put illegal in front.FB PAGETWITTER​JEFF BLEICH (D)POLITICIAN. Adamant love and support for 0bama. Served as a senior advisor to 0bama and as his ambassador to Australia. As the head of Cal State University Board massive budget cuts to University system took place. Says he fights for immigrants, yet, he is just like every other Democrat and only fights for the Illegal ones and not the Citizen immigrants. Does NOT SUPPORT 2nd Amendment. Extremely Anti-Gun. Will limit gun sales.FB PAGETWITTER​ED HERNANDEZ (D)CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR. Adamant love and support for 0bama. Was appointed by President Barack Obama as the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary and served side-by-side President Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton promoting democracy. Need I say more? Another politician preaching to be for the ‘immigrants’ and keeps forgetting to put illegal in front.FB PAGETWITTER​SECRETARY OF STATE: Secretary of State is the California's Chief Elections Officer, overseeing all federal and state elections in the state and maintaining a database of registered voters.MARK P. MEUSER (R)ELECTION LAW ATTORNEY. Wants to implement a Voter ID system to eliminate non-citizens and the dead from voting. Provides proof that in Los Angeles County alone there is 144% voter registration. He is a true Pede that will stamp out the corruption in our voting system that has been perpetuated by the DNC.FB PAGETWITTER​ALEX PADILLA (D)CURRENT SECRETARY OF STATE. Has not done much to improve schools. Talks about voting rights but DOES NOT want Voter ID laws. Has done nothing but spend money and bring forth little benefit. Vote him out. DOES NOT support our President. Resists any laws that come from Federal govt. Wants to keep Sanctuary City Policy.FB PAGETWITTER​RUBEN MAJOR (D)PARAMEDIC. DOES NOT SUPPORT OUR PRESIDENT. BELIEVES ‘MUH RUSSIA’ NARRATIVE. Wants to reform voting system. Believes Russians not the DNC rigged the elections. Wants to keep Sanctuary City Policy.FB PAGETWITTER​MICHAEL FEINSTEIN (GREEN)FORMER SANTA MONICA MAYOR. Wants to give 16 and 17 y/o the RIGHT TO VOTE. LOL. Wants to promote transparency, accuracy and trustworthiness, with publicly-owned, open-source voting equipment, paper ballots, and meaningful audits. Eliminate conflicts of interest by prohibiting the Secretary of State from endorsing or opposing any candidate or ballot measure while in office. Make it easier to vote by declaring election days state holidays.FB PAGETWITTER​CONTROLLER: As the state’s chief fiscal officer, serves as the state’s accountant and bookkeeper of all public funds.KONSTANTINOS RODITIS (R)BUSINESSMAN. Will protect taxpayers by auditing projects such as the California High-Speed Rail System. Repeal the Gas Tax: Only 20% of gas tax funds are actually spent on road repairs; forty-one states fix roads better and cheaper than California! Wants to move decision-making authority from Sacramento to the local level.FB PAGETWITTER​BETTY T. YEE (D)CURRENT STATE CONTROLLER. Funded the California High Speed Rail Project! Allowed for the Gas and Car Tax to be put forward under Gov. Jerry Brown. DOES NOT HAVE CALIFORNIANS interests at hearts. Focused on providing retirement security for public and private sector workers, essential to economic health. Vote her out!FB PAGETWITTER showing her corruptionTWITTER​MARY LOU FINLEY (SOCIALIST)FORMER EDUCATOR. Wants to use taxes wisely providing for people’s needs instead of subsidizing wealthy corporations wasting billions of dollars.​TRESURER: As the state’s banker, manages the state’s investments, and administers the sale of state bonds and notes.JACK M. GUERRERO (R)CPA. Unafraid to challenge the status quo. SUPPORTS OUR PRESIDENT. Understands the severity of the state’s unfunded pension liability which at nearly $500 billion. Will safeguard state assets and advocate for policies that place citizens first, including lower taxes, smaller government, and a prosperous California economy.FB PAGETWITTER​GREG CONLON (R)BUSINESSMAN/CPA. Understands that the generous pensions granted public employees over the years has caused irresponsible unfunded pension liability and an unfunded health care liability to future retirees. As President of the California Public Utilities Commission he led efforts to bring competitive practices to California’s utility industry and compel public utilities to install four times more renewable energy generation than any other state. During his service on the California Transportation Commission I worked to have repaired most bridges and overpasses in the State. Former Air Force Officer and Pilot not just a pencil pusher.TWITTER​VIVEK VISWANATHAN (D)GOVERNOR ADVISOR. Learned from 2 of the worst people in the DNC. Special Advisor in the Office of Governor Jerry Brown and Policy Advisor to Hillary Clinton.TWITTER​FIONA MA (D)CPA. She is endorsed by current state Kamela Harris who has bogged down and made it difficult for California to communicate and work smoothly with the Federal Govt. Nope.TWITTER​KEVIN AKIN (SOCIALIST)STEAM ENGINEER. Favors promoting and strengthening socially-owned economic units like cooperatives and credit unions, municipal utilities, public roads and transit. A publicly-owned State Bank. States that socialism means democratic control and social ownership of our economy. To win it, we must break the billionaires’ economic and political power.​ATTORNEY GENERAL: As the state’s chief law officer, ensures that state laws are enforced and investigates fraudulent or illegal activities.ERIC EARLY (R)BUSINESSMAN / LAWYER. He is not a Career Politician. Supports our President. He cares deeply about California’s citizens. Years of one-party rule in Sacramento have led to madness. He will fight: (1) to protect against the ongoing early release of violent felons from our prisons that endanger public safety; (2) the endless increase in taxes, including the repeal of the gas and vehicle taxes; (3) to be a strong supporter of law enforcement stopping Sanctuary City Bill; (4) to prevent the endless flood of illegal immigration by sending National Guard Troops to the border; and (5) to support California’s hardworking people and job creators.FB PAGETWITTER​STEPHEN C. BAILEY (R)RETIRED JUDGE. He is tough on crime. Judge Bailey has been endorsed by the California Republican Party, the NRA, Gun Owners of California, Crime Victims United, and even the Los Angeles Police Protective League which represents nearly 10,000 officers of the LAPD. Supports the 2nd Amendment. His greatest quote “California needs an Attorney General focused on solving our problems, not fighting Washington D.C.” Top priorities will be to restore the rule of law and stop the elimination of bail, the Sanctuary State charade, and the soft-on-crime "get-out-of jail free card" policies endangering our communities.FB PAGETWITTER​XAVIER BACERRA (D)CURRENT ATTORNEY GENERAL. He is a Career Politician and a Criminal. He ignores the rule of law and promotes illegal activity. Wrote the legislation and supports Sanctuary City and defends illegal immigrants by offering state resources to their cause. DOES NOT SUPPORT OUR PRESIDENT, 2nd AMENDMENT, OR RULE OF LAW. VOTE HIM OUT! Continuously bogs down the Federal government with frivolous lawsuits while neglecting the problems running amok in California. VOTE HIM OUT OF OFFICE!FB PAGETWITTER​DAVE JONES (D)CURRENT CA INSURANCE COMMISSIONER. He is a Career Politician. BUT he is leading the fight against the corrupt Xavier Bacerra. Leads the Department of Insurance which works closely with state and federal prosecutors across the state to investigate and prosecute fraud and other insurance related crimes. He also leads a national enforcement action that has forced life insurers to disgorge over $12 billion in benefits that they were unlawfully failing to pay policyholders.FB PAGETWITTER​UNITED STATES SENATOR: Serves as one of two Senators who represent California's interests in the United States Congress. ** (Look at Bottom of Post) ERIN CRUZ (R)AUTHOR. Less Tax, Less, Regulation, Less Government. SUPPORTS OUR PRESIDENT! Best Senator running that we have. Will Make California Golden Again.The Dream Act: Wants to End The Dream Act, or DACA. No Amnesty. Americans and Legal immigrants must come first. Rule of Law is vital to a free nation. Screening of Illegal residents. Provisions must be put in place protecting those children brought here under the most dire circumstances for sex trafficking, child labor, and other inhumane purposes. Many adults must be deported if working illegally, are here with fraudulent papers, and if they knowingly stayed within the United States illegally.The Border Wall, Build The Wall: Work with the Senate to resolve and move the project forward in tandem with national immigration enforcement initiatives to help deter both narcotic and human trafficking, and illegal entry.Immigration Reforms Immigration Reform: Tighten the entry gap of recent years, and reduce entry numbers across the board, including processing and expediting of H 1-B and J-1Visas and the lottery system.The Second Amendment Gun Rights Initiative: Will vote against any gun measure which restrains law abiding citizens from legally procuring or owning firearms. Proper laws for background checks are in place, review of those policies and initiatives should be done to ensure recent oversights which have cost lives are resolved.Finance and Budget Reform Budget: While budgets start in the House of Representatives, both the House and the Senate seem to continually push the deadline for the debt ceiling. She would aim to help restore order to the process of common sense reform and on time funding of the government. No more games.FB PAGETWITTER​KEVIN DE LEÓN (D-RAT)CORRUPT CA SENATOR. Does not obey the rule of Law. Has Family members living here illegally. Cares more for illegal immigrants and fighting Washington D.C then Californians. Wants free health care but can’t pay for it because the state is bankrupt. Implemented ‘Road Diet’ in L.A and increased traffic congestion in order to make bicycle lanes no one uses. Wants to spend millions of dollars on painting the cities roads white for ‘muh environment’ Supported by Jerry ‘Cuck’ Brown and the companies that line his pockets. CORUPT CAREER POLITICIAN. VOTE HIM OUTFB PAGETWITTER​DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-RAT)CORRUPT CA SENATOR. Career politician. Does not obey the rule of Law. DOES NOT support the 2nd Amendment. Will ban all guns. Continues to fight our President bogging down the legal system wasting our tax money on frivolous lawsuits. Supports illegal immigration. Wants Sanctuary City. Will not build our wall. Wants amnesty for Dreamers and their families. Forgets about the American People. CORUPT CAREER POLITICIAN. VOTE HER OUT!FB PAGETWITTER​TRESURER: As the state’s banker, manages the state’s investments, and administers the sale of state bonds and notes.STEVE POIZNER (NO PARTY / R)BUSINESSMAN. Supports our President AND is Republican but running as independent. Saved drivers and homeowners almost $2 billion in lower insurance rates; recovered $30 million for wildfire victims who were shortchanged by insurance companies; saved taxpayers $17 million by permanently cutting 13% of the budget; arrested over 2500 people for insurance fraud; and restored insurance for thousands of innocent consumers after health insurance companies illegally canceled policies. Best Pede we have for Insurance Commissioner.FB PAGETWITTER​ASIF MAHMOOD (D)PHYSICIAN. DOES NOT supports our President. Pakistani immigrant. "As a Muslim immigrant I am a triple threat to our President." He would be the first Muslim ever elected to statewide office in CA. He is a rightous and just Dr. that looks out for his patients ranging from insurance coverage issues, prescription drug issues, in- and out-of-network issues, follow-up issues, and support beyond medical care. He would become first Dr. to hold the chair of insurance commissioner. Wants to take on the Pharma Companies.FB PAGETWITTER​NATHALIE HRIZI (SOCIALIST)PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER. How is a Socialist Commie teaching our kids in a Public School system. Her Twitter Handle even has the word “Commie’ in it. My family and I fled the Communists and they followed us here to America.TWITTER​JUDICIALJUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT, OFFICE NO. 13THEODORE R. HOWARDCURRENT SITTING JUDGE. He was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in June 2010 to succeed Daniel J. Didier. Reviews state he is Biased towards represented parties and against those that can't afford representation. Could care less what is just or right or ethical as long as you follow procedures.​FRANKLIN DUNNCA LICENSED ATTORNEY - Emphasis in Corp Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Insurance Regulatory, Trademarks, Insurance Executive - Division President with over 1400 employees and $2 billion in annual revenue. States he will 'will use my drive, energy, passion to help others, and over 25 years of legal and executive business experience to make a difference. I will ensure that everyone in the Court is: (i) treated fairly and with dignity, (ii) given an opportunity to be heard and (iii) listened to. I will always follow the Golden Rule – treat others like you would like to be treated."FB PAGELINKEDIN​SCHOOLSUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 education in CALIFORNIA state.LILY (ESPINOZA) PLOSKI (Far-Left D)UNEMPLOYED. She quotes the Communist Troll Emma Gonzalez as her inspiration on her website… Thats all you need to know. “Today there was a impassioned speech by Emma Gonzalez, of Parkland, Florida about the senseless killing of innocent students and staff and the massive school shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. On the behalf of student warriors like Emma Gonzalez and all the students and communities that have experienced active shooters on campus, I take this pledge: I will not accept campaign contributions from the NRA or any group that perpetuates hate or violence.”TWITTER​STEVEN IRELAND (UnSpecified/Possible R)PARENT. Only one that is NOT supported by any corrupt politicians currently in Sacramento. Is not as well situated however looking at the other super liberal candidates my bet is on Ireland. Wants Safe & Secure Schools, by implementing greater mental health services to students. Wants a Welcoming and Positive Learning Environment through funding the rebuilding of our crumbling school infrastructure. Wants to create the ability to Be Healthy and Ready to Learn for students by assisting low-income and homeless students through the creation of after school programs and free school meals.FB PAGE​TONY K. THURMOND (D)CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY MEMBER. Even though he is a Democrat, and DOES NOT support our President… respect must be given where respect is due. Grew up with very little, father never came back from Vietnam and his mother died of cancer. Yet, still overcame difficulties and became a State Assemblyman. Wants to change public school curriculum through vocational education and college preparedness with emphasis on STEM programs and the Arts. Wants to change public school curriculum through vocational education and college preparedness with emphasis on STEM programs and the Arts. Passed Legislation for increased funds to schools with high stats in student truancy to combat the problem.FB PAGETWITTER​MARSHALL TUCK (D)SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT DIRECTOR. Assisted in passage of Prop 58 which makes public schools teach in SPANISH and NOT ENGLISH for students who can’t speak english. Instead of teaching their students English “to make an easier transition” schools will teach their students in Spanish. Tuck the Cuck is running on the platform to (1) Get more funding into classrooms and cut bureaucratic waste (2) Empower teachers and parents to make more education decisions… what ever that means (3) Expand vocational schools and college prep in primary and secondary schools to better assist students.FB PAGETWITTER​There are 32 Candidates for Senator running making this post too long, so I posted our most MAGA and the 2 Dems that will most likely be running against her in the race. If there is another Senator that is more favored or better suited for the position Please comment below.**IF I HAVE LEFT ANYTHING OUR OR SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE CHANGED PLEASE LET ME KNOW. 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Trading is not tax free in the United Kingdom. However there is a loophole within the betting and gaming industry that profits from gambling are free of tax to the gambler and some consider financial spread betting as a shelter in which you can stick speculative investments to avoid Capital Gains Tax. If you’re a resident in the UK or Ireland, profits from spread betting are free from capital gains tax (CGT). However, tax treatment depends on personal circumstances and tax laws, which are subject to change, so please check your eligibility. Ireland Spread Betting. Gains from spread betting are also tax-free in Ireland so this makes this trading instrument a tax-efficient alternative to trading shares and financial markets in Eire. Financial spread betting is the tax-free way for UK and Ireland residents to take advantage of rising and falling markets without having to buy an asset from the underlying market. Spread bets are also commission-free and can be traded with leverage. A: Capital Gains Tax does not apply in Ireland either so gains from spread betting in Eire are also tax-free. My understanding is that under current legislation places like Wales and Australia are also free of capital gains tax.

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