The Media, “Deep State” Intelligence, and Donald Trump “I was born for a storm, and a calm does not suit me.” President Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) Since the resignation of Michael Flynn as Donald Trump’s director of national security, gleeful media pundits cannot hide their optimism that the administration is in meltdown. “Blood in the water,” a headline from Salon declared. Invoking Howard Baker’s “what did the president know, and when
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Mars One, the brainchild of entrepreneurs Bas Lansdrop and Arno Wielders, will pioneer a sustainable living alternative for humans on Mars and deliver a reality TV show in the process. Regardless of the outcome, the project will inspire a number of advancements in environmental and transportation areas. Lansdrop and Wielders will bring about this project in three stages that will take place over the next 10 years: crew selection, preparation, and execution.