Sunday, December 30, 2018

Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the woman I love By: Michelle LeClair

Another Scientology books to add to my list of read Scientology Books.  This book however touches on a church taboo subject of Scientology; homosexuality.  Michelle LeClair was a young daughter of a Scientologist mother who was indoctrinated into the church at an early age after a close call auto accident.  LeClair struggled with her sexuality from early on.  Once she joined the "church", she was forced to publicly right off homosexuality.

As all Scientologist, she was audited and was constantly questioned about her past transgressions by subsequent auditing sessions.  She was forced by the church to "find a man".  She eventually meets and marries Sean Seward.  Her relationship was rife with challenges one of which was he inability to be sexually active with her husband.  LeClair had 1 child, adopted another, and then in twist of marital rape, she becomes pregnant with twins before filing for divorce.  Eventually she meets someone that "does it for her" and she is a woman.  She soon realizes that she is in fact a lesbian.  However she needs to continue to hide it from the church.

Michelle is an absolutely beautiful woman.  The Church of Scientology has a website up that attacks her character. In full disclosure, here is the link.  I have read lots of books on Scientology and what I find interesting is that as long as she was writing fat checks, all was good.  LeClair gave up her lucrative career in insurance and has vowed to repay her clients their losses.

As I have stated before, I have read many books on this subject.  This book did not shed any additional light from a Scientology perspective, however this is the first book that talks specifically about the anti-LGBTQ mindset of the church.  For those that have not been exposed to the amount of information I have, this book does a good job in explaining the overall beliefs of Scientology and touches on many of the taboo parts of the church.

Michelle, Charlie, Mother and kids

Michelle's Mother in Sear Org uniform

Michelle and Charlie 
The irony is not lost on the the picture that Charlie looks similar to Tom Cruise; also a Scientologist.

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (September 11, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 110199116X
ISBN-13: 978-1101991169

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

American Made: Who Killed Barry Seal? Pablo Escobar or George Hw Bush (War on Drugs) By: Shaun Attwood

Interesting book about the life and journey of Barry Seal. A drug runner, turned CIA and DEA informant. Seal ran so much cocaine into the US, it is rumored that a majority of all the drugs coming into the US during that time was smuggled in by Seal.  A movie was made about Barry Seal starring Tom Cruise.  The book is marketed as the "True story untold by the Tom Cruise movie".  I saw the movie and it does differ substantially.  

Attwood tells the story beginning with Seal's time as a commercial pilot, throughout his "journey" and culminating with his Assassination.  Attwood poses the question of who was the driving force behind Seal's hit. Was it Pablo Escobar or George H. W. Bush?  Attwood makes the case for both Bush and Escobar while implicating Bill Clinton, former POTUS.

Interesting enough, this book has piqued my interest on the Bush dynasty as well as the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar. Both topics are briefly covered in this book in the final chapters.  Actually, the Bush and Escobar chapters were the best in my opinion, better than the other 40-some-odd chapters.

I recommend this book to anyone interested  in real life crime stories. 

Series: War on Drugs (Book 2)
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Gadfly Press (September 12, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0993021530

ISBN-13: 978-0993021534

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump by Dan Bongino, D.C. McAllister & Matt Palumbo

Bongino breaks down in great detail the "Russian Collusion" investigation of President Donald Trump.  This book is replete with references and quotes that can be confirmed.  This book sadly shows the bias that this country has and how a party has gone out of their way to go after a President that was duly elected and sworn in and have challenged his legitimacy as POTUS.

Full Disclosure:  If President Trump is guilty of impeachable actions, he should be impeached.  Similarly, if he has committed actual crimes, he too should be prosecuted and serve time if necessary.  However by the same token, so should Obama, Clinton, the Bidens, and all other that have been guilty.  The "FACT" is that Obama used a fake name and email to communicate with Hillary Clinton on her private email domain.  This shows intent by Obama and Clinton.  They subpoenaed her server and she purposely wiped the data to DOD standards so as not to be able to recover the data.  Anyone else would have been convicted immediately and would have already been in prison.  It is also a fact that if anyone had the experience, ideology and political power to benefit Russia it is by far Hillary Clinton.  The Clintons received millions of dollars via their Clinton Foundation from very rich and powerful Russian business men.

Additionally disturbing is that the FBI took the word of CrowdStrike and did not actually do any investigation to corroborate anything they provided in their report.  I can tell you from first hand experience that even the FBI's actions during a forensic investigation can and have been blown out of the water for inconsistencies and problematic "results".  I, myself have testified against the FBI and Secret Service and have had then reverse themselves on testimony and investigation techniques they made.  And I do not consider myself an expert compared to many others that have come before and have followed me in that role. 

If you look at what Russia has "gotten" from a Trump presidency pales in comparison to what they got under Obama with a Clinton Secretary of State.   Uranium one benefited Russia in a huge, ginormous way and subsequently, Bill Clinton was give money for speeches and  monies to the Clinton Foundation. 

What I find funny (not in a ha ha funny way, but a hmmmm way) that during the Starr special council investigation of Clinton, the Democratic Party was offended by his teams investigation even though there was blatant proof of his and her guilt.  Now these same Democrats are doing more and worst with Trump.  Don't get me wrong, I don't know if Trump is guilty or not, but as the writing of this blog, the most we have seen as a prosecution under "Logan's Act" which was around in the 1700's and only 3 people have been prosecuted under it heretofore.  Another thing, during the debates between Clinton and President Trump, the media went wild when then candidate Trump said he would not accept the results of the election because of the shenanigans going on with the Democratic Party.  The media accused him for "challenging the fabric of this country" then, after he wins, the entire Democratic party "challenges the fabric of this country".

The book is short, but full of interesting facts and quotes.  Read it and judge for yourself.  I am not claiming Trump's innocence, but if he is guilty, then man-o-man is there a bunch of people that need to go to jail.  Personally, I think it is the best thing that can happen.  I think once the politicians see that the people are not going to put up with law breakers at any level, and by any party, maybe then this insanity will stop in D.C.  We need to make these politicians accountable; that means even if they are from "your side".  This is why I love Ron Paul so much.  Even as a Republican, he would stand up anywhere and lambast the Republicans when it was necessary and of course the Democrats as well.  There were no safe parties with him. 

Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Post Hill Press (October 9, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781642930986
ISBN-13: 978-1642930986
ASIN: 1642930989