Monday, March 09, 2015

P5 jurisdiction.

P5 or five permanent members of the UN Security Council, namely United Kingdom, United States, Russia, China, and France, plus Germany. P5+1 is often referred to as the E3+3 (or E3/EU+3) by European countries.

To understand the acronym of P5 states where the JURISDICTION of the Iranian talks lie. 

P5 is PERMANENT 5. The permanent five members of the UN Security Council. The USA does not have direct jurisdiction over these talks. This is about the NPT. That is not the jurisdiction of the US Senate.

I hope Majority Leader McConnell will seek to point to the errors of his majority before they conduct their own break out in the future.

While I have the computer up...

...I watched a White House routine briefing. The questions about former Secretary Clinton were completely out of line. Some idiot journalist wants to put an independent party in the Clinton's home to review all the emails on her private server to see IF SHE CHEATED in handing in the emails to the State Department. 

The Press Secretary clearly stated, "Secretary Clinton and her team." The entire issue so blown out of proportion.

The server doesn't belong to anyone other than the Clinton Foundation. There is absolutely no reason to propose an invasion of privacy into the Clinton's home to state clearly that the USA doesn't trust a woman dedicated to this country all her life. Wow. There is no dignity in the press. I would expect the former Secretary might invite a journalist into her home to watch her bake cookies to solve a political hurdle, but, to POLICE their computer server? I don't think so. I am sure President Obama won't ask for that degrees of policing.

The fact is the 2009 law required the agencies to submit all their documents to the archives. The 2014 law requires the use of government emails. The former Secretary wasn't in office in 2014.

I have my doubts about the constitutionality of the 2014 law because there are going to be times when a cabinet Secretary is traveling and has to accommodate communication as it can be maintained, they cannot be held responsible for communication outside the government computer system.

It's probably a government satellite, but, there has to be some allowances for communication other than that satellite if necessary. The cabinet should not have their hands tied because there is problems with the satellite. It isn't completely workable. But, the 2014 laws doesn't apply to these circumstances with Hillary Clinton.

I wonder if the 2014 law actually impinges on Executive Privilege. Bob Woodward didn't feel comfortable with the law(s). That was my first instinct. There is something wrong there and I think it relates to separation of powers and Executive Priviledge.

Tom Cotton states there will be no peace with Iran. Jerks.

I have to apologize. I forgot Tom Cotton went to the Senate. The video clip sounds just like someone from the House. He hasn't changed a bit. I am rather surprised the Majority Leader approved of this kind of behavior.

And it is correct this is not a treaty. It is a ten year agreement. President Obama doesn't need any consent.

I think Cotton is competing with Cruz for attracting the most nut cases in the country.

But, the agreement has a clear understanding this is a substitution for any potential to nuclear conflict. This is not really an arms treaty. Iran has the right to complain that all people working on this agreement are being undermined for political purposes by USA Republicans. I wish the P5+1 would find a way to discipline the US Senate Republicans for their willingness to derail a peace process.

The Republicans have high aspirations for the next president of the USA. They aren't instilling a great deal of confidence in the electorate by conducting themselves outside the US Constitution. What kind of a statement inflames relations with other allies that have worked this hard and acted in good faith. Cotton just as much attacked the US's allies as he did Iran. He knows nothing about the outcomes of the negotiations, but, yet he and all the others are suddenly the ones in control. Bizarre. Completely bizarre. Complete disrespect for our African American President. 
The more I think about this it is actually an enforcement action under the NPT. This is not at all a treaty. Iran is a member to the NPT (Non-Proliferation Nuclear Weapons Treaty). The USA is also a member to the treaty and a permanent member of the UN Security Council. It is important the USA is involved to enforce the treaty. 

But, that is what this is and the idea there is a methodology at least in draft form to prevent Break Out is nothing short of genius.  

The USA Senate is out of line. The Senate has absolutely no role at all in these negotiations. 

Shame on Mitch McConnell, he knows better than this and he allowed this tirade. It would be nice if the USA stood firm with it's COMMITMENTS to the global community without playing politics all the time. Even in majority the Senate Republicans can't behave long enough to actually have dignity and afford the same to the country in international COMMITMENTS.

The USA ratified this treaty a long time ago. The US Senate and whoever else signed the letter identify only one ally and that is Israel and Israel is not part of this enforcement process. Israel has absolutely no authority to this process and should be grateful the USA is participating.

President Obama is due an apology from everyone that signed that letter. Then the same group can compose an apology to the others involved in these talks. And Cotton actually believes this is good politics, huh? Undermining a President involved with enforcement measures to prevent nuclear proliferation. They can forget the presidency for a long time if they are going to toy with nuclear proliferation as an agenda item.

ISIS or Daesh

The people of the USA did not give the leaders of the Arab Nations enough credit when it comes to defeating Daesh. 

I wrote here even Nasrallah was speaking out against a tyrannical regime that threatened the lives of every person in the Middle East.

The leaders of these countries and the Holy Men that guide the people are very powerful people. They have a say about dangerous people and dangerous regimes that threaten the lives of their people. 

President Obama stated, ISIS will be degraded. I am not surprised. There was a lot of strength shown in the Middle East countries to defeat these killers. 
Congress is out of line, but, they have been out of line since President Obama was elected. They appallingly embarrassing. 

Let's see if we find a pattern.

1. Netanyahu makes a speech at a joint session of Congress that was an inappropriate conduct and ethics breach.

2. Congress writes an open letter to Iran. 

I think I see politics at work and nothing more. I doubt anyone leader in Iran is paying attention to the US Congress. There is a war going on. 

It's an utter crock, of course. (click here) But the dissonance between this crazed agitprop and the actual policies supported by those against Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon is revealing. If the hardline desperadoes in Congress really believed that Iran was bent on starting nuclear war, wouldn't they propose actions that would actually meet that threat?g

The Republicans are raising funds at the cost of international policy. Iran is not going to change their direction on sanctions. The Republicans are nut cases. Iran needs to file a complaint against the USA Republican Party with an appropriate UN department. The USA Republicans are ranting political accolades because their politics don't accept the USA Constitution anymore.

The US House of Representatives have absolutely no power in ratifying treaties.

The Constitution provides that the president "shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur" (Article II, section 2). The Constitution's framers gave the Senate a share of the treaty power in order to give the president the benefit of the Senate's advice and counsel, check presidential power, and safeguard the sovereignty of the states by giving each state an equal vote in the treatymaking process.

The US Senate has the right to advice and consent.

Section 2.2.1 spells out the power the President has in regard to treaties. The Executive Branch is required to construct treaties. No Legislative member in the US Senate or House has the power to negotiate treaties. The US House Republicans are simply playing politics. I think given the US Constitution, Iran has solid ground to file a complaint against them in international theaters. 

Again, the US House has no power in treaty negotiations. Any idea to change that is a coup against the US Constitution and the people of the USA.

Rich Scott cannot dictate scientific language. He cannot dictate corruption either. It is called Freedom of Speech. If Rick Scott wants to be a dictator, he might try Venezuela. He couldn't do any harm there.

I find it odd Senator Graham never used e-mail because he worked JAG Corp., but, that was a while ago.

He may has learned a lesson from "W."

April 13, 2007

NEW: White House spokeswoman says 5 million official e-mails may be missing
• White House admits it should have kept e-mails on private GOP system
• Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee doubts e-mails are deleted
• Committee investigating whether U.S. attorneys' firings were politically motivated

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Millions of White House (click here) e-mails may be missing, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino acknowledged Friday.
"I wouldn't rule out that there were a potential 5 million e-mails lost," Perino told reporters.
The administration was already facing sharp questions about whether top presidential advisers including Karl Rove improperly used Republican National Committee e-mail that the White House said later disappeared.
The latest comments were a response to a new report from a liberal watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), alleging that over a two-year period official White House e-mail traffic for hundreds of days has vanished -- in possible violation of the federal Presidential Records Act.

This was about the time of the US Attorney firings.

...White House: 'We screwed up'

Perino's disclosure about the White House e-mail comes a day after she admitted that the White House "screwed up" by not requiring e-mails from Republican Party and campaign accounts to be saved and was also trying to recover those e-mails.
Perino said 22 aides in the political arm of the president's office use party or campaign e-mail accounts, which were issued to separate official business from political work. Some of those accounts were used to discuss the December firings of eight federal prosecutors, a shake-up that has triggered a spreading controversy on Capitol Hill....

...E-mails sought by special prosecutor also missing

Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor in the CIA leak case, disclosed last year that some White House e-mails in 2003 were not saved as standard procedure dictated.
In a January 23, 2006, letter to the defense team of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Fitzgerald wrote: "We advise you that we have learned that not all e-mail of the Office of Vice President and the Executive Office of President for certain time periods in 2003 was preserved through the normal archiving process on the White House computer system."
Robert Luskin, personal attorney for Rove, told CNN Friday that he "has no reason to doubt" Fitzgerald's assertion that some White House e-mail was missing....

Life needs purpose.

The reasons young Muslims have gone to Syria is because no matter how they try at home they haven't been successful in building relationships and lives with families of their own. There needs to be forum 'at home' where they can meet others and talking safely about their future. The disintegration of generations is going to lead to sovereignty problems. I suggest The West place importance on the estrangement of their young people. Their futures have been abandoned post 2008.
There is a least one airplane scene in most Indiana Jones movies. I was wondering if the plane that crashed might have also been the plane in these scenes?

A few other observations about Millennials.

They are very conscientious regarding the national debt and the impacts it may have on their lives and the lives of their children. This generation has it's own confidence problems. They were dropped off in the middle of nowhere regarding their jobs post education and have had to turn to social media to build their lives. It works, by the way.

They are great people. They are accepting the student debt in their lives and seeking to overcome the drag that places on their lives in regard to the American Dream. There is nothing lazy about this generation. They have learned to believe in community, so any movement to secure their futures and the promise of their birth right is best presented in social media. It is where they found stability and movement forward. It is where they live. I don't blame them. The digital society found security there in lunch trucks rather than real estate. They are less likely to trust debt so much as secure themselves away from it. They suffered enough insecurity as it is. Group Funding was born in this generation.

They like public - private programs, so any funding considered for them should be with a consensus of approval before launched as a bill in Congress. We are seeing for the first time democracy of the masses. In the past Congress was patriarchal in nature handing down decisions they believed important. Today, this generation has a clear idea of what any government programs should look like and they should not be estranged by Democrats. 

This generation knows what their future looks like and is used to finding it alone. That strategy is obviously faulty today in realizing their hard work put them in a place of prosperity, but, their impoverishment keeps them in that 'space' without the ability of upward movement. Any legislator involved with this generation will have open forums where these young adults can be found, including coffee houses, etc. There has to be a clear understanding in pamphlets and words as to the ability of a legislator to help provide upward movement without increasing the national debt that would sink the hopes of their children. 

TALK TO THEM and provide solid presentation materials to prove what one is saying to them. They are bright enough and they tend to be very moral in the fairness that everyone in the community faces. 

This generation also can appreciate social programs like unemployment as their lives have been rather turbulent moving forward. They also realize they may never see the wage labor income of their parents. Why is that important? They have accepted poverty as their reality with no control to change it AND they know their low income over a lifetime will not provide any significant retirement income from SSI. They will believe independent investment is best and tend to lean toward more libertarian values. Basically, they are conflicted between what they know of their parents' experience and what they see coming in the future. 

At the most risk are single parent families that have known nothing but isolation and poverty. They have to be given the tools for a future of upward movement, but, also to resolve relationship dysfunction. They really need a social forum where they can resolve problems with relationships. Once burned, twice shy is more their understanding than beginning in a secure relationship in the first place.

If there is one word that explains this generation it is TRUNCATED. Their reality profoundly lies in the understanding they have been truncated from their birth right and no one cares enough to actually make a difference. They won't believe promises. They will believe in concrete reality that will move the country to a better place that provides their dreams back to them.

Truncated. They understand how they are connected to each other in a community, now they need to know the reassure of being connected back to the promise of the American Dream.

What was that about the end of racism in the USA?

UPDATE: The national chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (click here) has closed the chapter on OU’s campus following a viral video.
All members have been suspended.
Just hours after the video was posted on the Internet, the fraternity house was hit by vandals.
Spray paint now covers the side of the building, including the phrase, “Tear it down.”
In 2011, the same fraternity chapter came under fire following a member’s death from excessive alcohol consumption.
Several students are planning on holding a protest along OU’s North Oval on Monday morning.

What goes on with pedigree dogs in Europe?

Too many breeders and not enough customers that can afford pedigree dogs? It was not long ago a female dog and her litter were stolen out of the back yard of the breeder.

March 9, 2015
By Camilla Turner

The genteel world of Crufts (click here) has been rocked by a murder mystery which has seen one dog apparently killed and two others taken ill in suspected poisonings, prompting a police investigation and manhunt. 
In one of the biggest scandals to have hit the dog show in its century-long history, it is believed that jealous rival breeders poisoned an award-winning Irish Setter, which collapsed and died within 24 hours competing. 
Three-year-old Thendara Satisfaction, known as Jagger, came second in his class for best dog on Thursday, but by midnight on Friday he had collapsed.
Police in Belgium are believed to be investigating the attack at the world's biggest dog show, run by The Kennel Club, which took place at the NEC in Birmingham. 

Willem Lauwers, 36, said he and his wife Aleksandra, 34, both professional dog breeders in Belgium, were “devastated” at the loss of their dog.

Case in point. Millenials in the market place.

Amidst the recent snowfall, Dane Moeggenberg stands proudly on the front porch of his new home in Traverse City. He bought the house at the end of January with his girlfriend, Nicole. Photo by Kyle Kaminski

Millennials predicted to eclipse Gen-Xers in real estate market (click here)

REGION — Zillow has an unsettling prediction for landlords cashing in on the millennial market this year: The selfie generation is poised to overtake Generation X as the largest group of home-buyers in the United States.

Millennials are loosely defined as anyone born between 1982 and 2000. Amid rising rent and personal financial stability, more of these young adults are opting to take on a mortgage payment as an affordable alternative to leasing.

Dane Moeggenberg, 27, is part of that trend. Having purchased his first home with his girlfriend Nicole in January, Moeggenberg said continuing to rent was no longer a feasible option in his budget — at least in Traverse City....

Millennials are stuck in rental housing and business ventures. They are paying debt from educational loans with low wage incomes if they can't find employment in their chosen careers. They are having a difficult time breaking out of renting and into houses with both the down payment and/or the monthly mortgage. 

I would never say it is a generational problem if the statistics didn't indicate the sales of homes are slow while young couples are struggling to find the ability to purchase their first home and/or their business residence.
"Morning Papers"

The Rooster


Rules for Roosters. Birds in need of schooling.

March 1, 2015
By Nick Sambides

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — Pepe the Rooster wasn’t around long, but he made such a foul impression that town leaders want to ensure no rooster ever finds a home in the residential part of town again.

The Board of Selectmen is developing an anti-rooster ordinance after neighbors complained that Pepe’s loud crowing at his former home on Union Street last spring and summer disturbed them, especially during the predawn hours.

“He was a dumb rooster because he crowed all day,” Jamis Trothier, who lived nearby, said Friday. “I have a surround-sound system in my living room so I heard him only about three times before he was gone, but other neighbors had a problem with him.”...

If there can be anti-rooster ordinance, there can be pro-rooster ordinance as well.

There doesn't seem to be an IQ of birds on the net, but, there are records kept for such things as "Most Songs." The Red Eyed Vireo is quite a performer. The Vireo sings 22,197 songs in 10 hours. (click here) 

Next thing will be the regulation of Robin song during breeding season. The Rooster was carrying out territorial calls. It would have stopped eventually if he was provided a hen to protect and/or there were no other competitors.  

Please stop treating right wing gossip as fact.

Rep. Trey Gowdy is incompetent in his statements regarding the former Secretary and emails. He is incompetent in his thoroughness.

I am not surprised ANY documents surrounding the time of the Benghazi attacks on the US Consultant are missing. Why would that be? 


I am not surprised because the US government already has an official investigation into the Benghazi attacks. I would expect to find any missing emails from the former Secretary's account with the records of that investigation. 

How stupid does Mr. Gowdy think the American public is in making statements that are inflammatory rather than THOROUGH. He actually believes he can get away with propaganda rather than a thorough investigation of the issues regarding emails, wires and phone conversations about the incident. And why aren't the members of the press asking the very questions that occurred to me hearing Mr. Gowdy speak. 

A thorough statement saying there are missing documentation even from the official investigation might actually carry brevity.

I am tired of incomplete facts used as propaganda by the Right Wing. As of right now Mr. Gowdy has corrupted the 'mind speak' about this issue because he himself is hiding the facts regarding the thoroughness of his investigation. What do we need still yet another Benghazi investigation? That would make Benghazi 9.0. 

And another short fall by Rep. Gowdy is the fact the former Secretary was very high profile in the media following the attacks. I don't recall her carrying her Blackberry to the White House Rose Garden for speaking to the press. So, just because she was known to sit on a jet and have the time to answer emails doesn't mean that is what was occurring. I would expect her to contact the family of the late Ambassador and is security team, but, that would be more a personal outreach rather than official business of the country.

I am sure Mrs. Clinton was more than familiar with the families of her Ambassadors and thought nothing of it to intervene in reassurance she was there as a support to them. In order to close the gap on this the committee needs to include a timeline following the Benghazi attacks to account for the former Secretary's movements not just the fact there are no emails during that time.

"Good Night, Moon"

The Waning Gibbous 

17.8 day old Moon

90.1 percent lit

Here is a question for the space enthusiasts. What is the difference between a dwarf planet and a moon? 

Hint: It has to do with their orbits. 

March 6, 2015
By the AP

LOS ANGELES - A NASA spacecraft (click here) for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration. 

The space agency on Friday confirmed that the Dawn craft entered orbit around Ceres in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Unlike other orbit captures that requiring thruster firings to slow down, Dawn gradually slipped into place. 

The encounter occurred when Dawn was pointed away from Earth so it took some time before flight controllers could confirm the craft was healthy....