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Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. During her 20 year banking career, she wrote extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Marketing Magazine, and other major industry publications. The American Bankers Association (ABA) published Barnewall’s Profitable Private Banking: the Complete Blueprint, in 1987. She taught private banking at Colorado University for the ABA and trained private bankers in Singapore.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Fake News: A Week On The Media’s Yellow Brick Road

8:53 AM – Jun 23, 2018  From Sarah Huckabee Sanders to All of Us:
“Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”
The Red Hen is a high-priced restaurant.
The telephone number for the Red Hen (and it is definitely red) is 540-464-4401.  Their email address was but they have closed it down for now.  It is located at 11 E. Washington Street, LexingtonVA 24450.  What the owner of the Red Hen, Stephanie Wilkinson, did to Sarah was so exemplary of typical liberal respect for divergent views and compassion… I may be going to DC. Maybe I’ll call from a pay phone and make a reservation.
They are doing their best to tear us apart.  In many ways, they are succeeding.  Mostly they appear to be losing more ground than they are gaining.
From the long ago day of the original plan to establish a socialist world government, the same tactic has worked and is used over and over again:  Divide the population into racial, religious, economic, political, social, and income groups.  Then divide those groups into more opposing groups by identifying division within the already divided.
They know that united we stand and divided we fall... and they win.  Many of the tactics they use to divide us are found in the news they create and sell to the very people who are their targets:  Us.  For example:
This Week’s “News”
“Wah, Wah,” the two-year old infant cried – according to Time Magazine, Joe Scarborough at MSNBC and 90 percent of the other pretend journalists who, in the great liberal tradition of accusing the other guy of what they are doing, called President Trump a Nazi, a child abuser, a child trafficker, and a variety of other utterly noxious insults and lies.
The child was portrayed to the public by the media as having been separated from its mother… a story designed to tear at the heart strings of women.  It was totally fabricated; a lie.
Another story said an infant was ripped from the arms of its nursing mother (also a lie).  It’s amazing Time didn’t put the picture of a large breast with a baby’s mouth open and seeking to suckle on its cover.  Of course, Donald Trump would be laughing somewhere in the background.
Time Magazine can be reached at Rockefeller Center, New York, NY, 10020-1393 or Time Customer Service, P.O. Box  62120, Tampa, FL 33662-2120.  For MSNBC contacts:  Mr. John Nicol, Chief Executive Officer, MSNBC, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052.
Most thinking people are sick of the lies and that it is day-by-day lowering the size of the Democrats’ expected big, blue wave in November elections.  I think even the non-thinking are sick of it , too.  The mentally unstable?  Not yet.
But the two-year old crying infant, Yanella, cried for reasons other than those portrayed by the media… the same media that doesn’t understand why the public doesn’t trust it.  We don’t trust it because it is untrustworthy.  It makes up stories that suit its political ideologies rather than writing actual news.
The Time Magazine cover shows the two-year old female infant standing – looking helpless but curious – in front of the tall President Trump.  Time chose a red-backed cover (suggesting confrontation).
Time admits it got the story wrong but believes its lying cover is justified because it brought attention to illegal alien children being separated from their illegal alien parents (all of whom have violated American laws and are deserving of far more sympathy than American children living in poverty).  What Time is saying is that it is okay to lie to you if it gets your attention.  Remember that.
The two-year old – Yanella – is a migrant from Honduras and her father says his daughter was never separated from her mother after being caught by the U.S. Border Patrol.  Though she has become the face of the “separating children from family” anti-Trump news coverage, the two-year old was, according to her father, never separated from her mother.
Instead, he says, his daughter and her mother are together in U.S. custody at “a family residential center in Texas.”  The mother was deported for illegal entry into the U.S. in 2013 – a repeat offender – and the father, Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, told the UK Daily Mail that his wife, Sandra, took their daughter on the dangerous journey after paying a coyote $6,000 to escort them.  Sandra says she has always wanted to experience “the American dream” and hoped to find a good job in the States… not a valid reason to be granted asylum (and if she can afford to pay a coyote $6,000, she can afford to go home).
All of the people who read newspapers, listen to television news or read magazines had to tolerate media lies about this noxious nonsense for an entire week so liberals could satisfy their huge egos by trying to make Donald Trump look bad.  I don’t know how long it’s going to take them to figure out it’s not Donald Trump who looks bad.
Obama’s Record:
Trying to find equally noxious stories about former President Barrack Hussein Obama yields little media input – even though they wouldn’t have to lie about abuses.
A recently-settled lawsuit against the government was filed by an illegal Mexican alien “John Doe.”  Obama, the media’s hero, actually presided over an administration that did far worse than anything they imagined and presented as news about President Donald Trump.
According to Breitbart, the lawsuit charges that Obama’s administration abused migrant youths as young as 14 who were tied up, left naked in solitary confinement, and were denied health treatment while being held at a juvenile detention center in Virginia in 2015 and 2016.
The interesting thing about lies is they always come back and bite you in the butt.  It used to be that by the time truth got out of bed, lies had already traveled the world.  Today’s technology has changed that.  The Democrats and the Democrat-owned media haven’t figured that out yet.
Click on the lawsuit link above and read it.  The lawsuit was settled in January.  It wasn't dismissed.  It was settled.
Another “News” Story From Last Week:
Pee-tah as in Fonda.  Talk about a nothing burger with no fries.  If we ever needed more evidence of the Satanic grip on Hollywood, he provided it.  Anyone who can imagine the things he said is sick… actually, evil.  The evidence link includes the response of conservative actor James Woods who provides Fonda’s actual Tweets.
Pee-tah (has he made a movie since Easy Rider?) said that President Donald Trump’s 12-year old son, Barron, should be kidnapped and locked in a cage with pedophiles.
He thinks Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen should beaten and raped in public.  He called for Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ children to be taken from her.
Pee-tah believes Customs agents (ICE), Border Patrol members and their children should be stalked and harassed and suggests hacking government computers to get ICE agent home addresses so “they” can surround them in protest.  He wants to find out what schools their children go to and surround the schools in protest.  Obviously, this is not about children… it’s about Pee-tah’s dreams of pedophilia, rape, kidnapping, hacking – all suggestive of power need dreams.
I thank God for Melania Trump’s cool head and her call to the Secret Service.  In most jurisdictions it is against the law to threaten a minor and criminal charges should be filed.  Fonda will say he only suggested Barron be kidnapped and locked in a cage with pedophiles but the fact that he had thoughts of what should be done to the boy after he was kidnapped implies a plan rather than a suggestion.
The FBI will probably have trouble with that concept… they cannot determine the difference between bias and a plan.
The media calls it “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”  I call it “Fear of Trump Derangement Syndrome.”  Those who have been getting away with their totally amoral, malignant lifestyles and who are public figures imposing their sick thoughts on the rest of us are terrified of Donald Trump.  They should be.  I wish I could give you an address for this maniac but it’s unavailable.  Maybe one of those old Hollywood maps sold to tourists?  To find Peter Fonda listed would require a very old Hollywood map!
Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Another “News” Story:
Poor Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson couldn’t even eat a taco in privacy.  Allison Hrabar, a Department of Justice employee (the DOJ, you heard me right) verbally attacked the Homeland Security Secretary as she tried to grab a bite to eat at a Washington, D.C. Mexican food restaurant.  Sheer irony… Mexican food.
Allison Hrabar is employed by the Department of Justice as a paralegal.  If Attorney General Jeff Sessions allows this maniac to continue working for the DOJ it will squelch any doubts anyone has as to his qualification to serve as Attorney General because the mob that attacked Secretary Nielsen and her husband at that restaurant were filled with rage and appeared unable to control themselves.  The U.S. Department of Justice address is 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001.  The DOJ telephone number is (202) 514-2000.  It’s always a good idea to be polite – unless you were raised by the Hrabar family.
Hrabar’s Twitter address is @allisongeroi.  I tell you that not to encourage you to contact her (in fact I think you should ignore her).  I merely want to point out that the word “geroi” (at the end of her address) means “hero” in Russian.  It suggests Hrabar may go beyond socialist to communist in her beliefs.
I wonder if being a socialist is required to be employed by the DOJ?
Ms. Hrabar is evidently part of a group called Democratic Socialists of America and several members of the group shouted obscenities at Nielsen and her husband while the couple sat quietly at a table.  The couple left without dinner to avoid further incident.
Feeling good about her inane behavior, Hrabar went on Twitter to share her excitement about the confrontation.  When contacted by The Washington Examiner on Wednesday, Hrabar defended her attack against Nielsen saying she was exercising her First Amendment rights.
Maybe that’s the way they do things in her home town of Tucson… or at Swarthmore College which charges $50,822 a year to graduate mental midgets like this one. This is a good example of a child who was allowed to grow but not mature.  There is a difference in being raised and just being allowed to “grow.”
Finally We Have Christopher Wray “News”:
The much heralded Inspector General’s 548 page report finally made its way to Congress and close behind was an appearance by FBI Director (since August 2, 2017)  Christopher Wray.  The link provides his opening statement to Congress.
It was a disappointing Q&A session with James Comey’s replacement.  Wray can be reached at FBI Headquarters, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20535-0001.  The Bureau’s telephone number is (202) 324-3000.
Wray was born in New York City and graduated from Yale University in 1989 and got his law degree from Yale Law School in 1992.  Wray worked alongside James Comey and former FBI director Robert Mueller at the Justice Department during his time with the FBI.
Wray was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2003 as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Criminal Division.  Thus, it is only logical to wonder if he is also a member of Yale’s Skull and Bones.  According to the Bible Believers list of members, he is not… but it is known that Skull and Boners support one another.
Here are two links to Congressman Trey Gowdy (first linksecond link) questioning the Inspector General about his investigation which basically said a lot of policy violations occurred but there was no solid evidence of bias.  (Talk about the blind leading the blind.)
Christopher Wray grabbed onto the Inspector General’s opinion that there was no solid evidence of FBI bias like it was a lifeline.   Here is Congressman Jim Jordan interviewing FBI Director Wray… who perceives he has a small problem at the FBI which can be solved with sensitivity training.  Wray’s performance exemplifies why the FBI is incompetent to investigate its self.
The FBI’s problems are far from small and they are far from over.  Indeed, they are just beginning.
The chaos is largely created for the specific reason of dividing Americans from one another – it’s easier for them to exert power over numerous small groups than one large group.  Rather than let them divide us, laugh at it and let it unite us.  That people can behave so stupidly is either a reflection of their lack of intelligence, their insanity, or their treasonous treachery.
We need to beware, but we also need to unify against the evil of the monsters that create chaos for the purpose of dividing us.

© 2018 Marilyn M. Barnewall – All Rights Reserved

Sunday, June 17, 2018

An Open Letter To Chairman Kim

Jun 17, 2018
By Marilyn M. Barnewall

Dear Chairman Kim:

Your recent meeting with President of the United States Donald J. Trump brought tears of joy to my eyes.  I’m 81 years old and my brother served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He came home safely but so many did not.  Your offer to return their remains along with information about our Missing in Action soldiers is greatly appreciated by all Americans.

So much of the reporting about the meeting between you and my President focuses on your differences.  I find hope for the future in the likenesses between your country and mine.

You have recently come to power and have inherited past problems not of your own making.  Donald Trump faces this same burden.  It requires strength of character to take the actions necessary to implement meaningful change.  I know Donald Trump has the character required to implement the changes America needs.  I don’t know you and cannot say the same thing, but your Singapore appearance was impressive.  I will pray that you continue to seek a new and prosperous future for North Korea.

I observed last week that you terminated the services of formerly trusted advisors who could not support the steps you are taking… steps required to make needed change for your nation’s growth and opportunity.

President Trump has faced and continues to face these same challenges.  Both of you find opposition and will continue to find it because change is viewed as a threat to people’s existing power bases.  Insecure people that surround both of you fear a loss of power.  It requires courage to move forward.  

Fearful but formerly-trusted advisors who oppose plans for progress have played their part in the past.  You appear to be replacing them with those who seek a future of positive change and growth.  It takes time in our Republic form of government… but we will use the ballot box to do the same.  The media and our politicians refer to America as a democracy.  We are a republic.

You are a young man and President Trump is twice your age… and that is good.  It brings together the expectations of youth and the wisdom of age.

Prior to your leadership in North Korea, your nation promised the world it  would take certain actions to formally end the Korean Conflict and make other changes regarding nuclear weapons and abuses of human rights.

North Korea did not fulfill those commitments.  As a result, many people around the world do not trust what you now say about these same issues.   That is a burden you carry because the people of the world doubt you.  I choose to believe you.  However, like a former President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, once said:  “Trust but verify.”  It is not your fault that lies were told in the past, but please understand that lies have consequences.  Unfortunately, you are the one being forced to bear the consequences of those old lies.  If you are truthful, you will prevail.

If your meeting in Singapore and the things to which you and President Trump committed are going to succeed, you must both show by example the advantages of living up to promises made.  If the two of you are to lead the world into a new and better way so that many nations with totally different types of government can thrive, it will require a strong commitment to positive progress.

You will hear many mixed messages from those who claim to be our allies.  You will hear negatives about your efforts from our media in America and from establishment politicians who fear a loss of power.  Please don’t believe them.

President Trump is an honest man.  He says what he means and means what he says.  He is not a game player.  All of us who support what Singapore represents know that both of you must be honest and truthful with one another.  Because of our political and governmental differences and because of pressures other nations will bring to bear on both of you, it will be tempting to waiver.  Success, however, depends on both of you dealing with one another on the basis of truth and understanding.

Most Americans support President Trump.  That is an obvious truth because if we did not he would not be our elected President today.  We were free to choose many others but we chose him.  We chose him to correct past problems.  Our media seems to have a hard time understanding that, but it is true.

Because of my advanced age, I have lived through World War Two, Korea, the Cold War with the former Soviet Union, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  For the past 30 years, I have watched elected officials ignore our Constitution and make changes to the America I have always known – an America built on honor, commitment to truth, and the civil rights of American citizens – and my country has changed.  It took time for American voters to realize the damage being done to us and when we realized what was happening, we elected Donald Trump to be our President.

President Trump commented after meeting you in Singapore that you love your country.  That is hard to believe for those of us who read newspapers and watch television news.  I have said many times, the American media serves its own purpose and not that of accurately informing the people.  We have heard terrible stories of what happens to people in North Korea and saw evidence of it in one young man who died a few days after you returned him to his American home.  He had been imprisoned in North Korea.  That makes it difficult to understand what is meant when we are told that you love your country.  But we trust President Trump.  I understand very well love of country and believe it took courage for you to go to Singapore to seek resolution of past problems and to make plans for a bright future.  We will try to understand.

Please know that the information you will receive about the wonderful success of the meeting between you and President Trump from America’s media does not reflect the opinion of the majority of the American people.  Our news outlets reflect the attitudes of people who live in big cities who think their personal opinions rather than facts are newsworthy.  Most Americans pay little or no attention to them.  The result of our Presidential election in November 2016 is evidence of who Americans believe and trust.

In 1991, I spent two weeks in Singapore training bankers on how to make special loans to independent business owners.  Singapore bankers (and South Korean and Malaysian bankers) have used that information to prosper their business communities.  United Overseas Bank in Singapore (UOB) was a client of mine and I enjoyed the time I spent in Beijing before going to Singapore.  I loved the time I spent in your part of the world.  It is beautiful!

The purpose of my letter is to ask you to believe and trust President Trump and to ignore the words of our media, the media of the European Union nations, and elected officials worldwide who make stupid statements reflective of stupid, fearful minds.  They want things to stay the same.  They are relics of the past.  What Singapore represents is an opportunity for a positive future.

Another purpose of my letter is to ask you to believe and trust the majority of the people of America who elected President Trump.  We believe in his honesty and truthfulness and in his ability to rid our nation of those whose abusive power wanes daily.  They are frightened – and they should be.  They are losing their power because their effort to diminish our sovereignty as a nation is failing.
You impressed many Americans by your actions in Singapore.  We want to believe and support what you and President Trump have begun.

Please continue walking the road of righting old wrongs.  Most Americans are very hopeful for your successful steps thus far and wish you well in bravely taking future steps.  I hope you want the same thing for those of us who approve of this great beginning and will support our President in achieving the objectives established during this historic first meeting.

Should you choose to respond to my letter, my email address is listed below.


Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall

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Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career in 1956 as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. During her 20 years (plus) as a banker and bank consultant, she wrote extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Marketing Magazine, was U.S. Consulting Editor for Private Banker International (London/Dublin), and other major banking industry publications. She has written seven non-fiction books about banking and taught private banking at Colorado University for the American Bankers Association. She has authored seven banking books, one dog book, and two works of fiction (about banking, of course). She has served on numerous Boards in her community. Barnewall is the former editor of The National Peace Officer Magazine and as a journalist has written guest editorials for the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Newsweek, among others. On the Internet, she has written for, World Net Daily, Christian Business Daily, Business Reform, and others. She has been quoted in Time, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and other national and international publications. She can be found in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in Finance and Business, and Who's Who in the World. E-Mail: Website: