Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SOME REMARKS ABOUT SO-CALLED "IQ"

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As Tea Partyers and other gun-toting social regressives have made a big splash in the headlines lately, some folks have been casting aspersions as to the intelligence level of said political activists. Some have even gone so far as to call them "morans," after a famous misspelled Tea Party sign featured on several popular political blogs. "Retard" is also featured as an epithet, much to the displeasure of certain people who are burdened with the responsibility of the care of actual retards - which is a defunct technical jargon, usually referring to congenital brain damage of some sort. In any case, it brought to my mind the whole stupid (another technical term, meaning "deliberately ignorant") argument that Blacks and other minority ethnic groups have inferior IQs compared to The White Man.

To wit, bigots and other misinformed unfortunates insist that some "races" (meaning Us and not Them) are smarter than others. Now, as genetic scientists have pointed out - based on extensive DNA sampling worldwide ongoing for decades now - there is no such thing as "race," so the IQ differences that we see on standard tests are actually a reflection of sociology-economic and political status, not their ethnicity, i.e., unfairly comparing Negro field hands with high-income WASP prep-school graduates, etc.

Insecure low IQ populations love to use rigged comparisons based on logical false equivalents. In reality, IQ is a measure of class as much as anything else.

That said, your better general intelligence surveys do show relatively mild disparities between major socioeconomic strata, at around 2-5 points. Given that homogeneity clusters in the middle (yes, Virginia, there is a bell curve) and IQ ('intelligence quotient') is the ratio of results obtained proportional to the amount of people taking the test, with "100" being the definition of the mean, your "average" individual American has an IQ of 100, regardless of race, color, religion, country of origin or economic standing, unless proven otherwise. And again, decades of testing supports my argument.

Now, while Americans of White European descent score an average of 100 on your Stanford-Binet test - and this is important - what that 100-point IQ means is that the average white American returns a grade average of "C" in the typical American grammar school, which is not so hot, actually.        

Inner-city ghetto kids come in with an average IQ of 95, and you can take any number of wild guesses why. (In fact, your guess is as good as mine. Personally, I'm voting for diet, shitty educators and uninvolved parents.) Regardless, they typically return grade averages of D+ to C+, which is still within the mean for all American students. Note, however, that *grade scores* for K-12 - regardless of ethnic status and across the sociopolitical spectrum - have dropped badly in the last twenty years. That's an educational system failure, not an organic problem that you can blame on the kid's skin color. These results are for the United States only, as scores for the rest of the world, Asia in particular, have gone up dramatically.

Bluntly, while in 1960 the USofA was 2nd in high school grades, now it is 25th *in the world*according the the latest National Report Card of January 2011. Even our former enemy, Russia, does way better at educating their kids.

Now, if one is going to make IQ a mark of superiority or inferiority, what does one have to say in response to the fact that the IQ (disregarding school grade test scores) of your average American - including Blacks - has gone UP in absolute terms over the last 40 years? Hmm?

Confused? Well, what has happened is this: compared to a person in 1960 with an IQ of 100, today's average student would make a score of 105 on the 1960 test! Indeed, today's typical American is smarter than yesterday's by 5 points, and across the entire ethnic spectrum. Put another way, the Black (or Hispanic) of today with an IQ of 95 is exactly as smart as a White Man of 1960 with an IQ of 100. Remember, the difference in the total number of smart Blacks compared to Whites is based on the simple fact that Whites outnumbered Blacks *in the 60s*, while we know that the number of gifted IQs is the same proportionally for all groups, regardless of era.

Which brings us to our brighter individuals.

The percentage of people with IQs over 140 is only 0.32% for any given population across the planet. I use the number 140, because that is where a near-quantum jump in intelligence seems to occur. (I would venture that the jump in intelligence might in fact be logarithmic, possibly holographic). IQs at this level and higher are officially considered "gifted." (A jargon used by educators around the world. I would suggest a better word might be "insightful" or "imaginative." Einstein's IQ has been "estimated" over the last several years as being between 145-165, with some wild stabs at 180 or so). Nitty gritty, you have to have an IQ of 120 to be admitted into the Navy as a pilot trainee, 125-130 for the Navy nuclear program.

All populations - without exception - produce persons with IQs in the "gifted" range - a reflection of the range of diversity within any and all groups. Are there more smart White people than Blacks? Of course; more White people in the USA are tested than Blacks, therefore, more White IQs register over 140. Obviously, this also means that there are more tested dumb White people than tested dumb Blacks or Chinese, or Hebrews, for that matter. (Again, these are USA numbers, not world averages.)

That said, worldwide, an IQ of over 140 means that in a statistically average, racially mixed crowd of 100 people, the statistical odds are less than 1-in-3 that there will be a person with an IQ of 140 or above [1] and you can't predict what color they will be. Another way to imagine this is to gather 100 people off the street, test them and discover that 1/3 of 1 person has a gifted IQ in that group. Put another way, you need to get together a group of 300 (three hundred) people to find one (1) person with a gifted IQ. Therefore, in the United States, out of a population of ~325 million, there are about 3.0096 million people with IQs of 140 or above, of any and all colors (0.32%).

In sheer numbers, the bulk of the U.S. population (approximately 50%) has an IQ of 95 to 115 (your average Joe and Jane and yes Sambo and Shawneeva). This median IQ group is highly socialized and politically mixed, leaning mildly left politically. Technically, they are "classical liberals," both emphatic and economically adventurous. On the high end of the spectrum, but descending in numerical count, we get ~25% reasonably bright people (capable of formal logic and rhetoric, trigonometry and calculus[2]) rapidly dwindling in numbers to your Newton-Einstein-Hawkins brightness levels (capable of understanding quantum physics or 11-dimensional string theory).

This is reflected on the low side of the bell curve with ~25% of the remainding population being the C- and below school grade group, and includes the fairly dumb, who require printed instructions and/or cartoon illustrations to operate a cash register at a Taco Bell. This particular group produces the bulk of your Tea Partiers and most of the individuals who haven't fled the Republican Party. This also happens to be the calculated amount (21-24% depending on who is taking the poll) of disgruntled "crazy" people in the U.S., i.e., people who still revere Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, not to mention Donald Trump's "base".  It is here where we find a small population of the droolers and otherwise brain-dead, roughly equal in numbers to the above-mentioned "gifted" category (i.e., 0.32%). (Nature does seems to favor symmetry.)

Interestingly, while people with IQs of 140 and above are demonstrably smarter (oftentimes astonishingly so) than the average Joe in real-world situations, the difference between an IQ of 140 and an IQ of, say, 180 is not particularly clear, and may in fact be an artifact of the testing paradigm. This group might be illustrated by pointing out individuals who recreationally enjoy attempting to solve mathematical problems such as Fermat's Last Theorem, for example. (If you don't know what Fermat's Last Theorem is, you're obviously not in this cohort.) It is also true that your higher IQ persons tend to be remarkably stubborn in solving problems/puzzles. (Intense and prolonged concentration is an often-remarked-upon component of high IQ persons.)

Bringing this all home, and you can look this up, people who self-identify as Democrats, liberals or independents are - on average - smarter than your average Republican. In all fairness, it is true that there are some smart conservatives. There's just not as many of them as there are smart liberals. The downside of this phenomenon is that those smart conservatives psychologically tend to be authoritarian asshats, eg Newt Gingrich and William F. Buckley, Jr., or Neo-conservatives (turncoat liberals)[3] such as Paul Wolfowitz.

[As an aside, super-bright kids are also notorious for flunking classes on purpose or just "skating" (see Einstein's "math problem")].

Malcolm Gladwell in his book "Outliers" speculated that the really bright kids look around at an early age, note that the world isn't being run by the best and the brightest after all, realize that the odds are stacked against them and put on the mental brakes. I would venture that anarchists and libertarians are probably among the smartest of all humans, but they tend to be unsociable if sane and sociopaths when not. These individuals are usually socially and politically ineffectual, but if they get on their high horse, look out. [See: Newton, Isaac; Trotsky, Leon; Jefferson, Thomas; Christ, Jesus; Kaczynski, Ted]

As for how IQ applies in the real world, if you look critically, you will note that the really smart boys are running the numbers in the back room, while the leadership class in both commerce and politics is almost uniformly composed of *salesmen*, not a group especially noted for high IQ. In passing, I will also state categorically that those members of the economic class called 'inherited wealth' are generally amusingly dumb when not just plain stupid, as inherited wealth (who tend to be inbred) puts no premium on smarts in anyone but the hired help.

I confess that I've fudged the numbers a little for the low side of the scale, because in terms of sheer numbers - and while there are tons of people with IQs on the upside of 140 of all wonderful colors - there are no people with IQs at or below 50 of any ethnicity. This is because these people are by definition un-testable, i.e., they are incapable of taking the tests because they're institutional-level retards (full-blown autism, victims of Down's or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, etc.), otherwise babbling idiots, or dead [4]. IQ scores for this group are "educated guesses." For comparison, the next-smartest apes to humans - gorillas, chimpanzees and Bonobos - are testable, and they max out at about 40, although Koko the Sign-Talking Gorilla, is estimated to have had an IQ of about 70.

Hope this helps.


Footnotes
[1] Take an average crowd of 1,000 people. (This is kind of a brain-teaser.) Our  "gifted" persons are in the 99.68% percentile, which means that as the IQ slides up to 200, the number of smarter people goes way way down proportionally: out of this group of a thousand you will get a mere 32 gifted persons, with maybe 13 scores of 140, ten of 150, three 160s and possibly one or two each of 170-180. Roughly. Scores of 200 and better are very rare, but not unheard of. Bear in mind that at this level, scores can vary as much as +/- 10 points, depending on a host of variables, not the least of which is the propensity of your smarter testee to skip the boring parts as being trivial.
[2] The various U.S. military services require a minimum IQ of 120 to be admitted into the officer class.
[3] This is not to say that very smart liberals cannot believe in illiberal philosophies, such as Wilsonianism or Neoliberal economics. This is more a result of social/educational conditioning and/or intellectual arrogance, e.g., Wilson himself, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama.
[4] Truly dumb people do truly dumb things which get them killed, such as taunting hugely-fanged large animals in the wild, ingesting poisonous foods without antidotes at the ready, or (if they're an ethnic in your average American burg) wearing a hoodie while carrying Skittles.

Disclaimer: The preceding has been an Argument from Authority. Google your own damn links.

Thank you, and you all have a great day.









Saturday, July 15, 2017

TRUMP OWES CERTAIN RUSSIANS A SHIT-TON OF MONIES

It wasn't supposed to be this way ...


When I was a lad, I lived in a place that had a tire swing across the creek and a dairy next door that delivered warm milk every morning in glass bottles. I had a smart, faithful dog and I learned to swim in the town pool. There was a Fosters Freeze up the road and I thought that life would always be like this.

When I was in junior high, after I gave a verbal book report on Orwell's "1984", my teacher pulled me aside and said, "Kid, we measured you and you have an IQ of 147, so we're going to teach you how to think." I had no idea what he was talking about, but I did like taking tests because I was good at it, and I thought they were fun. Also, I was fast, and I enjoyed putting down my pencil at the end and sitting back and watching everyone else as they struggled.

Later, when I was in college, they told me they were trying to get me to think "critically". The Vietnam War was raging at the time and people were pissed off and marching in the streets, so I tried to think critically. Turns out, when you thought about it critically, Vietnam was bollocks and Nixon was a crook.

I am of a generation that was supposed to be smarter than the last; we had the best education on the planet, the best food, and the tailfins of our cars were higher and prouder than anybody else's and we had NATO, too.

Apparently, none of that mattered. One of my "critically thinking" classmates became an advisor to the White House and what a shit he was (I'm looking at you, Paul Wolfowitz). Now we have a new crook in the White House; Afghanistan is still going strong after ten years and Russian spies (when they're  not assassinating reporters) are advising Republicans in full public view.

You don't have even have to have an IQ to figure this shit out.

It's a long way from the tire swing, and this shit stinks.

   


#futurism #goals #wiseguy #education #current-events

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

DOSE'S SHE OR DOES SHE NOT?




Dear Readers, I've been off the radar for some time, but the brouhahah about de Russkies and der Trump have dragged me back in.

Like you, I have been perplexed, but after spending some months searching for answers, there came a moment, a few thousand pixels, and suddenly it becomes clear that I'm not alone.

I was originally lead to this website from a link on the Wonkettete.com (PBUH) comment site. Let’s see what this gal had to say, shall we?

(Please excuse the bad formatting, it's a MS Word -> Google transfer; it's fucked and I'm tired.)

Put on your breathing apparatus, this shit is deep.



PART ONE: PAWN TAKES QUEEN

I have an overarching theory of Russia’s attack on America and the West. Here it is.
There have not been a series of attacks on America and Europe by Vladimir Putin. There has been one single operation; it is the same operation.
By 2008, possibly even earlier, according to John Schindler, a National Security expert formerly at the NSA, Russia had placed moles in the highest levels of US counter-intelligence. I take this as my starting-point, because all the subsequent facts bear it out.
Mr. Putin always wanted to use the strength of the West as a lever to attack it, because Russia is weak and poor. So he did, and he used a very old-fashioned and effective method. Spies inside the IC. He also believes in propaganda and mind-games. He uses them on the West, he uses them on Russians, in Russia.
Hillary Clinton correctly noted that Putin rigged his own election in 2011. This, apparently, is when he started to hate her.
By the 2012 election, Russia’s desire to interfere with American democracy was already there, but it as yet didn’t have the tools to succeed in that aim. I deliberately omit some of the timeline here in order to get to the bigger points in the story, but I will return to it later.
Russian moles placed inside the NSA recruited Edward Snowden. A letter between the FSB in Cuba and SENAIN in Quito held in a file marked ‘Assange’ in London, dated 4th April 2013, the day before Snowden sent his only email on legalities, April 5th 2013, and before Snowden took his uppermost level documents during the rest of the month of April, proves conclusively that Mr. Snowden is a Russian agent who acted on instructions from Moscow. After Snowden fled to Hong Kong, he escaped from there by an Ecuadorean travel document arranged by Julian Assange, and tried to get to Cuba.
Snowden is a low-level IT idiot. He had help taking what he took from the NSA. I recommend the NSA review their case files and pick up the Russian moles within their agency. Snowden used stolen credentials, but it is almost certain that he received a piece of removable media like a memory card from his Russian handlers. He took military secrets. And by “he” I mean the FSB.
In 2013, after the Russians received all of the Snowden files, and China some of them, most press coverage concentrated on the traps that terrorists and Russian spies were able to avoid. They missed that Russian hackers would now proceed to use the NSA’s tech offensively.
In 2013, the Russians briefed their army of hackers.
In 2012/13, a young Russian hacker called Yvegeny Nikulin, then 26, was using Snowden’s NSA techniques – stolen credentials – to hack LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring.
Formspring, which shut down late 2013, was the app that Anthony Wiener used for his sexting.
According to John Schindler, “a hacker”(Nikulin) was picked up in Prague, October 5th, on suspicion of interfering with the DNC and the Democrats in America’s election. He had been sought on an FBI red warrant.
He is being extradited to the United States (if Jeff Sessions, a Russia partisan who recruited the spy Carter Page into Team Trump, does not try to stop it)  over strong protests from Russia. The DoJ announcement on his indictment mentioned not only Formspring, but ‘a count of conspiracy’ and ‘sending a code to a computer’.
It was three years later. Nikulin was now 29.
On Oct 26, Rudy Giuliani joked on television about a big surprise coming in the election that would turn things around for Trump.
On Oct 28, Director James Comey of the FBI announced that more as yet unexamined emails had been found on an old laptop of Mr. Wiener’s.
Mr. Putin, it is my surmise that some of the Russian moles inside US counter-intelligence work within the FBI’s criminal division, and particularly, within the New York field office.
It is my surmise that your hacker, Nikulin, sent a command buried in a virus earlier transmitted by Formspring to ‘wake up’ that old computer and either find, or place, emails from Huma Abedin on to it, and that you then contacted your moles inside the NYPD/  FBI NY and told them to “suddenly find” emails that, the expectation was, could not possibly be combed through in time before the election.
Your agents within the FBI Field Office then did a number of additional things.
Firstly, they illegally spoke to any friendly press and the Trump campaign about putative ongoing criminal investigations into the Clinton Foundation and the matter of her email server.
They told Fox News’s Brett Baier that Hillary Clinton “Would soon be indicted” and this was reported on TV, and then retracted after the damage was done.
They told your agents of influence, Rudy Giuliani and X Kallstrom, that ‘a group of active FBI agents’ had demanded Comey release his letter. Both of them stated as much, Mr. Giuliani specifying ‘active’ FBI agents.
They used your agent General Flynn – I scorn to use ‘of influence’ in this case, Flynn knew what he was doing – to say on live television that active FBI agents were talking to him about an going ‘criminal investigation’
And they told the New York Times that the FBI ’Saw No Clear Ties to Russia’ in the matter of the Russian bank servers. And the New York Times printed it, even though they, the Times, knew it was false.
Before the election, only I reported, correctly, that the FBI’s Counter-Intelligence division in Connecticut had obtained a FISA warrant for ‘any US persons’ relating to the two banks involved in the Trump Tower server; Alfa Bank and SVB Bank.
So your moles in the NSA recruited Ed Snowden in 2012/2013.
You got to work using NSA hacking techniques. Stealing legit credentials features often. You hacked Wiener in 2013 via Formspring. You waited.
You used your moles in the FBI Field Office and, in 2016 at the right moment, you woke up Wiener’s laptop via the ’Snowden Virus’, found or planted old emails on it, and suddenly had the FBI Field Office “find it” and then lean, hard, on Comey to produce the letter he did.
Your RIS moles in the FBI then engaged in some agitprop with Giuliani, Flynn, an innocent Fox News, a not-innocent New York Times who deliberately used its prior authority to rubbish Franklin Foer and David Corn’s Alfa Bank server reporting, to make absolutely certain that “Trump-Russia” was suppressed and Clinton was defeated.
Your agents in the FBI Field Office in New York did, however, make one incredibly stupid mistake. A coder named Dustin Giebel caught it and he flagged it up to me.
The trouble with hiring young and foolish men to flood twitter and Facebook, to act as your hackers and so forth, is that they are young and foolish. Trolls gonna troll.
In this case, the Twitter account @FBIRecordsVault ceased being dormant for the first time in two years. It went on a little tweet storm. The last tweets were attacks on Hillary Clinton with a chaser of an attack on Eric Holder, the former AG. The first tweet, however, was a tweet praising Fred C. Trump. (Donald Trump has often said that his father is his only hero). It used language about Mr. Trump senior that was not only unlike any FBI descriptors ever used before, but had been lifted from Donald Trump’s commercial, company website.
When I saw that, I was overwhelmed with joy. It was not the severity of the offense, it was its traceability. Somebody sat at a keyboard and typed those tweets. Identifiable people. An FBI statement wrongly said that these were automated responses to three FOIA requests. Not true. Some identifiable person ordered and gave that statement. When I filed a private FOIA lawsuit with Mark S Zaid and Bradley Moss, we wrote the questions in ways that would be difficult to avoid answering. Who wrote those tweets? How many agents knew of them? What records exist of FBI agents or staff visiting the Trump commercial website to lift the descriptor of Fred Trump? What internal investigations exist into FBI agents leaking criminal investigations to Flynn and Giuliani? Do they feature any of the same agents who composed, knew of or authorized the FBI Records Vault tweets?
Days after our FOIA requests landed, Mr. Giuliani abruptly withdrew from his application to be Secretary of State. A week after our lawsuit was announced over non-response, the Department of Justice announced an investigation into more or less every matter named in our lawsuit, including the FBI Records Vault’s beautifully traceable tweets.
Even little pawns, like Twitter accounts, can become Queens, if you let them reach the 8th square, Mr. Putin.
So there you have it. Part One:
Russia has moles inside the IC, several of whom are not yet caught.
Assange Ecuador and Russia give Snowden orders, and removable media to scrape intel and military secrets.
Ecuador exfiltrates Snowden to Moscow.
2012-2013, Russian hackers are given all of the NSA techniques. Nikulin hacks Formspring and Wiener. He plants a virus in his laptop. He waits and wakes it up in October.
Russia’s FBI Field Office moles “suddenly find” the emails, perhaps even placed on that computer, at a crucial juncture.
Russia’s FBI Field Office moles pressure Comey into releasing his letter, and thereby spin the election to Trump.
How am doing so far, Mr. Putin? You know, for a woman. And an amateur.

PART TWO    FBI: WHITE KNIGHT VS BLACK KNIGHT

Or, James Comey’s Counterintelligence FBI vs Rudy Giuliani’s NY Criminal FBI
There are three parts to this theory, like a good play, and narratively, the next section ought to be about your spy ring in the University of Cambridge, your hacking of Facebook and Twitter and your propaganda wars across Europe, but as I have learned from you one must play to the audience, and I think American readers are mostly terrified that Director Comey will throw America under the bus and cover up your coup.
I don’t agree. Here is my take.
Before the BBC and the Guardian confirmed my HeatStreet exclusive on the FISA warrant issued in October, I was a lone voice in the wilderness on its existence.(And may history record that our conservative-leaning website had that scoop). When the writer Jason Leopold of Vice asked if Trump had been under investigation in September he got a GLOMAR response: ‘We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any such records’.
GLOMAR responses are named for a submarine and can only be given if a matter of national security is at stake. Mr. Leopold announced he would sue, for why should a concluded investigation be a matter of national security? I told him, with little credibility then and tons now, that the GLOMAR response made sense because there is an ongoing investigation into Mr. Trump and his associates on a matter of national security.
Democrats, including Democrats in Obama’s government who ought to know better, have asked if James Comey had ‘a double standard’ over the investigations into Clinton and Trump. Yes; he did, and he does. He may talk about a criminal investigation. He may not talk about a current, ongoing investigation into espionage, bribery, money laundering and so forth that affects US national security.
Over the summer and early autumn Democrats wrongly stated that the FBI / Comey had said they were not looking into Roger Stone and had declined to investigate Roger Stone, who announced his links to Wikileaks. This came from a Senate hearing and Mr. Comey’s testimony to Democrat Rep. Nadler. Rep. Nadler asked if Stone’s boasts constituted special circumstances, Comey said “I don’t think so.”  It must have been frustrating for Comey. He was GLOMAR-ing Congress right to their face and they did not understand what was going on.
Subsequently, the heads of NSA, CIA and FBI “Glomar”ed, in no particular order, two Congressional open Russian hack hearings, one closed briefing to the House of Representatives, and in the case of the CIA’s Director Brennan, Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.
Furthermore, although Comey is a natural Republican he appeared to have played it straight. In the summer he cleared Clinton of a criminal standard of negligence. In the fall, he had been sandbagged by Russian moles inside the FBI Field Office in New York. But I do not believe Mr. Comey surrendered wrongly to ‘pressure’. He knew the moles had effective kompromat – the emails your hacker Nikulin planted or woke – and that were he not to revise his testimony in the light of new evidence, his far more important natsec investigation into the traitor, Donald Trump, would be discredited. He then worked around the clock to clear Mrs. Clinton.
All evidence shows that James Comey is pursuing your assault on America, Mr. Putin, with the fearless I expect from a counter-intelligence patriot. In June, he named Donald Trump to a FISA court as an agent of Russian influence. In July, he did the same. Both times, the court turned him down. In April, Mr. Comey received audio of Russian money financing Trump – that’s the same time that Paul Manafort joined the campaign to run it. He formed a joint CIA/FBI /Treasury task force to look at the money.
Over the summer, US counter-intelligence met with Chris Steele because they had already got their own independent information that he was correct. On October 5th, your hacker Nikulin was picked up on an FBI ‘Red Warrant’ in Prague which means Director Comey had put a top priority on getting him some time before. Armed with whatever Nikulin spilled – and, Mr. Putin, he fainted when they caught him – Director Comey went back again, to a new FISA judge, on October 15, and he got his warrant.
Every indication is that Director Comey is not only independent but plays better chess than both you or I, Mr. Putin. (Can I call you VVP? I feel like I know you). For in September, the FBI did not join the ODNI statement about Russia’s intent being to aid Trump. Why not? Because while the NSA and CIA had heard the tapes of Americans in Trump’s camp working with your officials, taking your bribes, disseminating your information, Director Comey had not yet received his warrant. In order not to give Trump’s defense and the defense of his camps anything to go on, the FBI was Caesar’s wife. It did not act on surveillance of US persons abroad offered by the UK, Estonia, BIS, and Lithuania until it got the warrant. Director Comey does not want any ‘fruit of the poisoned tree’ defenses (no pun intended, Mr. Putin, and may I remind you sir that it is bad form to kill one’s opponents in chess. It’s cheating).
The FBI ‘changed’ its stance on the final Russian hacking report because they had, by then, listened to the tapes. Legally. Under a warrant.
The FBI has, fortunately, always employed the principle of compartmentalization. The FBI Counter-Intelligence division in New York kept their dealings secret from the criminal field office in New York.
But, some readers will say, Russian moles in the NSA – OK, it’s a worthy target. Why would the Russians have sleeper moles in a mere FBI criminal field office, even if it is New York?
And the answer to that is simple; a corrupt FBI NY Field Office guards the interest of Russian mobsters, allows them to launder their money through Trump’s “failing” casinos and building projects, makes sure that Trump being paid double for a Florida house doesn’t get investigated, allows paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to keep a mansion in New York City,  ensures that Trump’s criminal taxes don’t get investigated, and sits hard enough on the NYPD that Trump can commit crime after crime in plain sight, socializing with the FBI’s most wanted mobsters, and never get charged with a damn thing. It ensures that Manafort and Stone can live in Trump tower, that Cohen’s trips on Russian-Registered private jets get washed. It allows the “FBI” to be next to the media, including the New York Times and Fox news, and act as un-named law enforcement sources. The FBI Field Office in New York wasn’t just infiltrated by your agents to scupper Hillary Clinton, Mr. Putin. It was there to guard the money of your billionaires and to cover the tracks of your handlers in the Russian embassy and consulates. That’s why the dead security guard at the Russian consulate never got investigated. You have a lot of people in New York, and they are very affable, pleasant folks, too. I’ve met a couple.
But let’s get back to the game. Your trouble is that Mr. Comey is not for sale. You have nothing on him. Let’s remember your hacker Nikulin, whom Comey was chasing since who knows when. A few days ago Comey picked up another of your hackers in Spain as he was about to board a plane to France with his wife. You yourself, through your propaganda sites, connected this to the DNC hack. You had the identical reaction that you did to Nikulin being picked up. You threw a rather beta male hissy fit. Stanislav Lisov had coded a bank virus. But there’s rather more to it than that. Lisov fits the hacker narrative in the Steele dossier. He needed paying. He has Gazprom connections, and he has a scary interest in satellites, which you, Mr. Putin, would like to weaponize against the United States.
But you know, the FBI caught him, none the less. Comey caught him. They know about the US company he formed, how it transferred to Oregon from Florida, and how money was funneled through a failed ‘secretive startup’.
The white knight is outplaying the black knight and all his moves indicate that.

PART THREE: ENDGAME – THE ‘IAGO GAMBIT’

Is it really worth chronicling the rest of the match? You, Mr. Putin, have relied on big data and on propaganda, including an army of trolls. It is plain to UK intelligence that you have a Russian spy ring at Cambridge University; that you may have combed through and stolen, illegally in the EU, the Facebook data of hundreds of millions of Americans; that you use propagandists SCR and combined GSR and SCR to form Cambridge Analytica; and that you used Twitter’s database to create a bot army.
It’s plain from both money and propaganda that Steve Bannon is your tool, your agent of influence; that you work through Nigel Farage and so on; that RT and Sputnik are not merely spy centers, but money-laundering tools; and that you have used ‘Big data’ of Cambridge Analytica (personality types plus propaganda from SCR) to poison the minds of Americans and indeed voters across the West. You have your hackers sitting on 4 Chan, where the ‘prank’ on the Brexit petition involved Russian server addresses.
But you are a careless player, Mr. Putin. Scrubbing archive.is of tweets wherein @GenFlynn pushes your hideous propaganda is pretty dumb. Scrubbing Michael Cohen’s phone data is also dumb, when we have him and his daughter waltzing around Europe and the Caribbean in Russian-owned private jets. You live by the troll, sir, then you die by the troll. Your propaganda and how you pay for it is all traceable. America has its hackers, too.
The DoJ inquiry has fired the first shots. It’s named Erik Prince. It knows you have the Mercers, it knows about Bannon, it knows about your moles in the NYPD. You see sir it all goes back to Nikulin. The NYPD ‘found’ that laptop on October 3rd.  And on October 5th, Nikulin comes to Prague for payment.
But Mr. Putin, James Comey’s friends were waiting there to turn your black pawn into our white queen. And whenever Flynn tweeted Russian agitprop, the FBI and the NSA had a URL.
You sir, are like a chess player in possession of all his many, many pieces, but boxed in, in the back row, and despite having them all arrayed on the board – Jeff Sessions as Attorney General even though he recruited the spy Carter Page into your teamdespite all of that, none of it will matter. White has you trapped. You and your ally Iran. Checkmate came from the Persian phrase, “Shah Mat”.
The King is dead. And I didn’t even have to bother with Sessions, Page, Manafort, Stone, Flynn, and all the SIGINT that we have on them, the deals they made with Wikileaks to receive intel that you hacked and phished and planted with your viruses.
Impeachment of Mr. Trump is on the way.
What you should ask yourself is if it is in Russia’s and your own best interest for you to keep deceiving an angry America? For when the trials do start, the back-covering, the rage, the scrambling, the desperate need to seem harder on your oligarch friends than the next politician – this could harm not only you and your allies but the next generation of Russian kleptocrats too.
It would surely be better to give it up now, release some of that kompromat now, push Trump out, and face the anger of a relieved United States after Trump resigns.
But perhaps you cannot.
Perhaps Mr. Putin, you have played yourself right into a corner.  After all, those who know what komprat you hold on them also know that you hold it. And they can collaborate with the FBI.
Chess is a good game, sir.
But the reason Russians are so poor is that you can’t stop playing it.
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