Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Flint, Michigan

This can found here (click here). The Governor's office can begin this process immediately. 

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A critical statement in the act established the philosophy of the nation’s disaster response and recovery program. Federal disaster assistance would “supplement the efforts and available resources of the State and local governments.” In other words, the act made it clear that the Federal government would not function as the first-line provider of emergency assistance and disaster response and recovery. It would support State and local governments—not supplant them. To further underline this philosophy, the act required that Federal assistance be supplied when, and only when, State and local governments had themselves committed “a reasonable amount of the funds” needed.

Hillary Clinton mentioned Michigan had a substantial rainy day fund that could be tapped for the needs of Flint including the rehabilitation of the city's water pipes. 

The federal government acts in support of the state, that is why President Obama also stated the monies involved don't reach the category of a disaster classification.

The people are scared in a completely understandable way. It isn't that they can't pull themselves up by the boot straps and go forward; but; sometimes there are circumstances so beyond the ability of the human spirit to cope it seems like too much to ask. 

The people of Flint need help. They need counseling. They need a water plan. They need to rebuild the infrastructure of their city.  

A year of trusting government that the water supply is okay is a very long time and then only to find out the people were right and the government was wrong. It is the federal responsibility to set people back on their feet. That is what Flint needs. They don't need a lawsuit to prove their point. They aren't interested in a fight. They don't want to abandon their city because it is too far gone. This is their home. 

Flint has no healthy water to drink or bath. That is a federal disaster. I am quite sure replacing the water system with one that is updated, current and safe falls into the federal guidelines. It is a huge expense and the need is now.

President Obama should at least see it for himself, meet some of the people effected by this and then make a decision. But, the people of Flint, Michigan trust President Obama and it may be that he is the only one they do trust right now. It would be very reassuring to them, that he is on their side and understands and won't let anything happen again. 

President Obama should consider a visit to Flint, Michigan.

It looks like a "Must Read."

After Lyndon Johnson (click here) routed Barry Goldwater in the presidential election of 1964, pundits predicted that the right wing of the Republican Party had been discredited for good. We now know, of course, that they were mistaken.
In “Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond” (Simon & Schuster, $30), E.J. Dionne Jr., a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, syndicated columnist, commentator on NPR and the author of “Why Americans Hate Politics,” provides a sweeping, sophisticated and shrewd analysis of the radicalization of the Republican Party from the defeat of Goldwater to the rise of the Tea Party and the bizarre twists and turns of the GOP’s presidential contest in the fall of 2015....

"Sorry, Donald, something came up and I won't be able to be in Iowa tonight."

Sarah Palin’s 26-year-old son, (click here) Track Palin, was arrested in Wasilla, Alaska on Monday night on domestic violence and weapons charges after he allegedly punched and kicked his girlfriend during an argument. The son of the former vice presidential candidate for a mainstream American political party is facing three misdemeanor charges—assault, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, and possessing a gun while intoxicated....

This is not the first time Track has been violent (click here). He was divorced in 2012 and his violence seems to have become public in 2014. Isn't he the young man that served in the military? Iraq? The marriage didn't survive more than a year.

Did you see Jennifer Lawrence's new dress? She looks so nice in that picture. I want to go and see her new movie, "Joy."

Once again we are hearing nonsense from FOX that is not verifiable.

Just put this into context to know how engineered it is. This is attempt number 3 at trying to find something that sticks. General Petraeus is in the headlines so it must be the same for Hillary Clinton.

By Natasha Bertrand
Emails that passed through (click here) Hillary Clinton's private server while she served as US secretary of state reportedly contained intelligence so sensitive that it has since been marked beyond "top secret," Fox News reported on Tuesday.
The network reported on the contents of a letter authored by Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. The January 14 letter to senior lawmakers has not yet been made public.
To date, I have received two sworn declarations from one [intelligence community] element. These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined by the IC element to be at the confidential, secret, and top secret/sap levels," the letter read.
That is the new word for FOX, SAP.
"SAP levels" refers to Special Access Programs (SAPs) that are meant to safeguard information deemed more classified than even "top secret."
"It is the most sensitive of the sensitive," a former senior law-enforcement officer told Fox News. "There is absolutely no way that one could not recognize SAP material."... 
So, now that FOX has learned a new word thanks to the problems General Petraeus is facing, now, that has somehow metastasized into the Clinton emails and server.
It is all propaganda so FOX can deliver on the 2016 elections.
So, basically, FOX believes most people are stupid and hungry for gossip. FOX has no facts. They simply have someone from Cheney's staff to say, "Oh, yeah, there is a good chance there are SAP emails on Clinton's private server.
I am really trying to entertain the idea someone 'in the know' would pass on the ? FACT ? there was SAP emails on Clinton's private server. It just doesn't happen for me. If a news agency is stating there were highly secretive documents on Hillary Clinton's private serve which was exposed to foreign hackers; they should have proof. "The Pentagon Papers" were real, ya know?
This is now the third time in less than a week FOX engineered their own SCOOP which has no basis in reality. It is very convenient SAP documents cannot be exposed to the public. Shame on them.
I'd say FOX was better than the National Inquirer, but, even the National Inquirer chases down facts based in reality.

If Darth Vader sent help to FOX I'd be skeptical, but not FOX. To FOX If Vadar sent you it is family.

The article above from Business Insider is from FOX's unsubstantiated claims. It goes on. FOX has no clue about any SAP documents, but, it sure sounds good so everyone else passes on the gossip. When does journalism get serious about itself? FOX is not necessarily trustworthy. Unsubstantiated information is not information at all.
The biggest thrill I had today was contributing to the choice of new word games by Microsoft. That's okay. Really. I don't need some pie in the sky gossip that is going to destroy Hillary Clinton.

Does multiculturalism solve victimization of women in the case of rape?

That is a huge topic that can't be answered in a quick paragraph, but, in one word when it comes to refugees "No.". 

Refugees are not immigrants. Refugees in large numbers is really a difficult problem. The reason Jordan has been able to absorb so many refugees is because they didn't come in one march out of Syria and the culture assimilation was not necessary.

I sincerely have problems with the movement of young men out of Syria. I know many cringe at that statement, but, there are too many with expectations of Europe and few bringing their services to a country they should admit is very different from the one they left. 

It is a problem. I think Europe is becoming very aware of the problem the refugees are causing. 
  • 30 Muslim men (click here) thought that the oman was in violation of Islamic sharia law, by being in Sweden unaccompanied by a man. They thought that she should therefore be raped and her teenage son killed.
  • Sometime during the night, the victim was awakened by the Iraqi as he raped her. The woman managed to break free and locate a train attendant. At first, the woman did not want to call the police. "She felt sorry for him [the rapist] ... and was afraid he would be deported back to Iraq."
  • Two Swedish citizens were convicted by a Gothenburg Court of joining an Islamist terror group in Syria and murdering two captives. Video evidence showed one victim being beheaded. "Every night when I have gone to bed, I have seen a head hanging in the air." - Court Chairman Ralf G. Larsson.
  • One week after Sweden raised its terror alert level to the highest ever, the police raised another alarm -- saying their weapons are simply not good enough to prevent a potential terror attack.
I chose this reference simply because it looks like a consolidation of information for a quick reference, but, to be honest I'd have to look at other work and reputations before I'd list them again. It may be the best reference I have ever cited, but, I don't know that for sure.

Gatestone Institute, (click here) a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank is dedicated to educating the public about what the mainstream media fails to report in promoting:

Democrats have empathy for the undocumented not the desire to win their votes.

August 31, 2015
By ABC News
Donald Trump’s millions (click here) have snagged him favors from several prominent politicians -– including Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, he said tonight.
“Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding,” the reality-star-turned-politician said at the first GOP presidential debate in Cleveland. “She had no choice because I gave to a foundation.”
Then-Sen. Hillary Clinton was present at Trump’s 2005 wedding to model Melania Knauss -– and Clinton and her husband attended the reception together....

I realize politics is to permit people a chance to decide clear difference in candidates, but, Donald Trump is selling himself short if he is stating he made a mistake donating to The Clinton Foundation. The foundation was established after Bill Clinton finished his second term. Basically, many people that work within the global community wanted him to continue his policies beyond the White House.
Donald Trump did the right thing. The monies to the Clinton Foundation are not political monies. They go to solve problems for the poor in the world. There is nothing wrong with Donald Trump being generous to an organization that sincerely work to improve the plight of the impoverished. It doesn't mean anything beyond that. Grown ups will understand that.

I think there is a great deal of unfairness in the statement "Democrats want the undocumented to be given amnesty for votes."

Friday, May 29, 2015
Are voters ready to let illegal immigrants vote? (click here) A sizable number, including most Democrats, are.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that one-out-of-three Likely U.S. Voters (35%) now believes that illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote if they can prove they live in this country and pay taxes. Sixty percent (60%) disagree, while five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Fifty-three percent (53%) of Democrats think tax-paying illegal immigrants should have the right to vote. Twenty-one percent (21%) of Republicans and 30% of voters not affiliated with either major political party agree....

There isn't anything that reflects that fact. Sure, Democrats as a single part surveyed will want them to have the vote, but, there is a clear understanding the undocumented are contributing to the country.

I sincerely doubt any Democrat makes a decision about the undocumented because they would add to the voting pool. That is not their first thought. They believe the undocumented has suffered enough in risking their lives to come to the USA.

The answer to southern border crossings will stop when Mexicans have a quality of life they are content with away from drug cartels and death. I don't blame them for coming to the USA. They have to face brutal conditions in Mexico. Even a member of their government saw the death of innocent students because they annoyed her. It doesn't get worse than that. The American people believe the Mexican government is working to end the violence and grow an economy where Mexicans are gainfully employed; then students end up dead. 

But, the idea Democrats want the undocumented to vote is really a Republican accusation and nothing more.
Sincerest sympathy to Dr. Carson and his extended family in the loss of campaign workers. These tragedies happen. They are unfortunate and sad. So, sorry.

How do you close the loop with North Korea?

January 18, 2016
By Andrew Ross Sorkin

The invitation was sent. And then, two weeks later, revoked. (click here)
The World Economic Forum, which on Wednesday begins its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, brings together political and business leaders to discuss the world’s most pressing problems. In years past, Vladimir V. Putin has attended. So has Bill Gates. This year, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will attend.
And so it wasn’t a complete surprise to see that the foreign minister of North Korea, Ri Su-Yong, had accepted an invitation to attend the meeting in the Swiss Alps....

North Korea believes nuclear power brings respect. It doesn't stop to realize they are on a very different projection than the rest of the world.

...The World Economic Forum, through one of its board members, Philipp Rösler, explained its decision. “We decided after the nuclear test that at the moment there would be no opportunity for an international, global dialogue in the spirit of the World Economic Forum,” he said....

I would expect North Korea with a new young leader would see a better path forward by joining the world in an economic forum the North Korean people desperately need. But, instead, the young leader of North Korea trashed the entire idea of peace and economic prosperity in a single test of nuclear capacity. Will it every change? It has been six decades and a full generation has been born and will die without having a better quality of life.

The seclusion of North Korea was never intended as it has happened. The only thing I question is whether or not Kim Jong Un actually has a grasp on what international relations are about and how economic prosperity can grow out of it.

...Even though Davos has sometimes been criticized as a boondoggle for the business elite, it has often been the stage for meaningful debate and compromise among policy makers. In 1994, for instance, thePalestinian leader, Yasir Arafat, and the Israeli foreign minister, Shimon Peres, entered the stage holding hands. Six years before, in 1988, Greece and Turkey signed a no-war agreement called the “Davos Declaration.”...

Basketball and good will won't solve this one.

Sometimes countries outside the five permanent members of the Non-Proliferation Treaty don't realize how much citizens of those five permanent members wish they never had nukes in the first place. Because nations without nuclear capacity feel so vulnerable they believe it is better to be armed rather than the other way around.

If one could wave a magic wand and all the nuclear bombs in the world could disappear off Earth there would be cheers heard around the world. 

It is difficult to pump the FBI for political fodder.

September 11, 2015
By Michael S. Schmidt
Washington — The Justice Department (click here) said in a court filing this week that Hillary Rodham Clinton had the authority to delete emails that she did not believe were government records from the personal account that she exclusively used while secretary of state.The statement was made in connection with a lawsuit brought by the conservative group Judicial Watch. The group is seeking to force the government to search the server that housed Mrs. Clinton’s account for messages related to a video ad the State Department aired in Pakistan. Judicial Watch contends the ad was an apology for the Internet video that the administration initially blamed for inciting the 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya....

November 17, 2015
By Aaron Kleigman
Attorney General Loretta Lynch (click here) told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that President Obama’s comments on the ongoing FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and other legal matters have no influence on how the Department of Justice operates....
“The president stated on Super Bowl Sunday that there was not ‘even a smidgen of corruption at the IRS.’ At the end of that investigation, no charges were filed. Two weeks ago, the president stated with respect to Secretary Clinton’s emails, ‘this is not a situation in which America’s national security was endangered.’ Should we expect that when the FBI finishes its investigation of this matter that no charges will be filed? Does the department allow statements by the president to dictate its investigative practices?”...

Hillary Clinton is not a clunker the American people are settling for. That is not a nice thing to say. I honestly believe I am seeing Hillary Clinton for the first time. She has been full of surprises.

Bernie Sanders is not a salesman with an expired product named socialism. Bernie Sanders is a very smart man. He wasn't taking his candidacy seriously until the people appealed to him to run.

Bernie is running a campaign to die for. He said to his supporters, "Okay, I'll run but you have to get out the vote." Every one of his meetings has increased in attendance from the meeting before. He is so confident of his methodology of anti-corruption in campaigns he isn't taking donations from big money donors. That is extremely attractive to many voters.

It is also very attractive to Republicans when reflecting on Donald Trump and his loyalty to the people and their message. Basically, it is the same thing. Donald Trump accepts donations from the people but not big money donors. Same thing. 

The people feel respected, heard and empowered. Bernie and Donald have that in common.  

Here is something the Republican Party doesn't want to hear. If Bernie Sanders ran as the Democratic nominee, there would be no sabotage at the convention in a brokered methodolgoy; and he would win in November. 

Think about it.

Walmart did it to themselves. They moved into a town, built dozens of Walmart to push out other businesses and crashed the local economy. Americans learned their lesson 2008 and the local economy has become a premium focus. Walmart would never close out their express markets if it were making money. Americans are taking back their country and have since 2008.

The express markets don't employ that many people. On a national level of course, but, locally it won't even be felt at the unemployment office IF they are laid off to begin with.

The only people that get really upset about stores like Walmart is Wall Street.

Working at Walmart was poverty wages and their employees were accepting food stamps and Medicaid. That is NOT a viable company.

Pizza has nothing to do with ethics. Walmart is exactly the immorality of Wall Street. Where are all the teenage jobs in Walmart? Walmart didn't hire high school students exclusively. Don't run down an ally labeled "Teen Age Jobs" unless it actually is the truth.

January 14, 2016
By News Services of Florida

..."Today's USDA citrus crop forecast, (click here) even though unchanged, illustrates the dire state of Florida citrus," Putnam said in a prepared statement. "Without immediate and tangible support, citrus' place in Florida history might just become that — history."
The forecast remains the worst since the 1963-1964 season for the industry, which has been combating a decrease of farmland and deadly citrus diseases. Putnam has asked lawmakers to invest $8.5 million to research diseases that are impacting Florida's crops, like citrus greening.
He also has continued to push for the federal government to provide additional citrus disease research funding. Grapefruit production for the season has been downgraded from 11.5 million boxes in December to 10.8 million boxes in the January forecast.
Michael Sparks, chief executive at Lakeland-based Florida Citrus Mutual, the growers’ representative, echoed Putnam's concern.
“Although there is no change to the size of the orange crop we are still in an extremely challenging time,” Sparks said. “That’s why it’s important we continue to pursue important game-changing measures in both Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.”...

The Oscars
It is disappointing. I thought for sure after last year there would be more consideration for minorities in the choices this year. "Selma" was an exceptional picture and it received very little recognition.
I think of it as the Disney Effect. Every year there are nominations for short animation and without fail Disney's always wins. It is impossible for a studio with less collateral then Disney to compete but they try. There were really lovely nominations for short animation last year, but, the cute little puppy with a larger budget and studio craft won. 
The academy needs to take a look at itself. A film isn't necessarily brilliant or exceptional simply because they tickets sold goes through the roof the first weekend of it's release.
How are Americans suppose to expand their horizons if they are only fed the same thing without asking them to take on the challenge of new concepts, ideas and methodologies. But, then, maybe that is the way the Academy wants it.

January 19, 2016
By Levin Jordin

After a warm start to the season, (click here) winter is asserting itself, with a snowstorm that looks set to drop up to two feet of snow on the nation’s capital and the Northeast this weekend — with the tail of the storm bringing more seasonal chill to South Florida.
But the Miami area will get warmer before it gets colder, with temperatures heading back up to the low-70s Wednesday through Friday, then dipping into the low-50s by Sunday. The western Miami-Dade suburbs could see a shiver-inducing upper-40s early Sunday morning.
National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Gregoria said these winter temperature swings are standard for South Florida, which, like the rest of the nation, had an unusually warm December. The region got its first chill this past weekend, with temperatures dipping into the upper-50s....
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article55440660.html#storylink=cpy

150 events in Iowa. Wow.

Governor Huckabee is a very ambitious man. He wants to win. He said something very interesting though. He understands why Governor Branstad endorsed Donald Trump. According to Governor Huckabee Iowa farmers like the income they receive with ethanol in production. 

That is a man that actually cares about the people and dismisses the ideology if it doesn't fit in the future of the people he speaks to. Governor Huckabee represents the Americans that attach their religion to their politics. But, he takes nothing for granted in simply showing up at activities and assume he has the correct ideology to make his election a sure thing. 

He comes to understand the people and their view of the world. That view includes the future of their children. He also stated it would be foolish to assume a president could simply do away with something like ethanol when it has been accepted by the people as a good product for the economy. 

There is only one thing with Governor Huckabee and others with his particular brand; he attaches his religion to the office. He should consider differently. The American people are not all Evangelicals. It is the country that will elect the president.
It looks like there is more than Sarah Palin endorsing Donald Trump. The Republican Senate and House in DC are taking votes tomorrow on suspending US refugee programs with Syria and Iraq until more can be understood.

June 9, 2016
By Juan A. Lozano

The brother of an Iraqi refugee (click here) who had settled in Texas said he is in shock after learning that his sibling — who had come to the U.S. to escape the violence in their homeland — is now facing charges that he tried to help the Islamic State group.
Federal authorities allege 24-year-old Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan of Houston was coordinating efforts with another Iraqi refugee living in Sacramento, California, Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, to get weapons training and eventually sneak into Syria to fight alongside the terrorist group.
Both men remain jailed after initial court appearances on Friday. Al Hardan was indicted on three charges, including attempting to provide material support for terrorists, and faces up to 25 years in prison. Al-Jayab faces up to eight years in prison on charges of traveling to Syria to fight and lying to U.S. authorities about his travels.
Saeed Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, Omar Al Hardan's older brother, said he was surprised by the charges against his sibling because neither Omar nor anybody in their family had ever expressed any support for the Islamic State....

So sorry to hear it.

January 19, 2016
By Rebecca Kaplan

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson (click here) canceled all of the day's remaining campaign events Tuesday after three volunteers and a staffer were involved in a car accident requiring medical care.
According to a statement released by the campaign, a van transporting the group hit a patch of ice and flipped on its side, where it was struck by another vehicle. One volunteer, 25-year-old Braden Joplin, is being transported the trauma center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, while the other three passengers, including the staffer, are being checked out at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa. The campaign says they are alright.
Joplin is a student at Texas Tech University who has been in Iowa volunteering for the Carson for a "significant amount of time," his campaign said.
Carson has spoken with Joplin's family as well as his attending physician. Carson will travel to Omaha this afternoon to be with the family.
"Dr. Carson is asking people to join him in prayer for all the individuals and families involved," the statement said.
Carson had two events in South Carolina that were closed to the press on his schedule Tuesday.

FOX believes Americans are misinformed about socialism.

I think Americans are SAFER leaning toward socialism. We've already seen what capitalism does. Maybe FOX doesn't understand food and water is necessary for life.

June 24, 2015
By Marc Daalder
A new Gallup poll (click here) shows that 47 percent of Americans would consider voting for a socialist candidate. Gallup has been polling Americans on their voting preferences for candidates of different backgrounds since 1937, but this year was the first time they inquired about socialism. 
When broken down on party lines, a socialist candidate would earn the consideration of 59 percent of Democrats, 49 percent of Independents, and only 26 percent of Republicans. Overall, socialism charted the lowest of all the backgrounds referenced in the poll. Atheist and Muslim candidates ranked second- and third-lowest among the American populace, at 58 and 60 percent respectively.
This poll comes less than two months after Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy, becoming the first self-described socialist (with at least a decent chance of winning) to do so in more than a decade....

I really think FOX doesn't get it. They don't get it because they don't want to get it. It is far easier for them to apply name calling to the poor, the working poor, lower middle class and middle class. They reward people that are in the upper middle class because they are the ones that had it right and made it work for them. Upward financial movement in the USA isn't simply hard work. If that was the case the entire southern states would be wall to wall millionaires. FOX simply doesn't want to get it. It doesn't support their world view.
Oh, Hillary Clinton broke the same exact laws as General Petraeus and why didn't he get a slap on the wrist. Non-disclosure.

I never paid close attention to General Petraeus because it was a privacy issue between he and his spouse. But, now I'll have to read up on it. 

January 18, 2016

By Nancy A. Yousef and Shane Harris
...The Pentagon (click here) is considering retroactively demoting retired Gen. David Petraeusafter he admitted to giving classified information to his biographer and mistress while he was still in uniform, three people with knowledge of the matter told The Daily Beast.
The decision now rests with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, who is said to be willing to consider overruling an earlier recommendation by the Army that Petraeus not have his rank reduced. Such a demotion could cost the storied general hundreds of thousands of dollars—and deal an additional blow to his once-pristine reputation. 
“The secretary is considering going in a different direction” from the Army, a defense official told The Daily Beast, because he wants to be consistent in his treatment of senior officers who engage in misconduct and to send a message that even men of Petraeus’s fame and esteemed reputation are not immune to punishment....
It is interesting, FOX places Patreus on a  pedestal, but, Hillary Clinton isn't a woman's right advocate because she can't even advocate in her own house. FOX is so lame. If they didn't have media penetration as they do, they'd be completely irreverent. FOX is testimony that the cream doesn't always rise to the top as capitalism states.

The two don't equate. General Petraeus made a willful act in providing classified military information to Paula Broadwell. That doesn't even come close to what had occurred with any of Hillary Clinton emails.

March 3, 2015

By Bill Chappell
Former CIA Director (click here) and retired Gen. David Petraeus, whose military career has been overshadowed by charges that he provided classified data to his mistress, has made a deal with the Justice Department in which he will plead guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material....

He trusted Paula too far. He really didn't know where the information would go after he willingly provided her information that lead to a book publication. Paula also made a lot of money. The two cases don't equate.

The papers filed today say that Petraeus held on to some classified and sensitive information that he shouldn't have, in the form of "Black Book" notebooks — and that he later provided them to his biographer, Paula Broadwell, with whom he was having an affair.

The Justice Department took his service to the country and drastically reduced the charges against him.

"A total of eight such books (hereinafter the "Black Books") encompassed the period of defendant David Howell Petraeus's ISAF Command and collectively contained classified information regarding the identities of covert officers, war strategy, intelligence capabilities and mechanisms, diplomatic discussions, quotes and deliberative discussions from high-level National Security Council meetings, and defendant David Howell Petraeus's discussions with the President of the United States of America.

"The Black Books contained national defense information, including Top Secret/SCI and code word information."

There is no question General Petraeus knew there was classified information in his documents. Those books have nothing to do with emails. The emails come into play with that woman, Jill Kelly, who was a fundraiser. Paula Broadwell had been sending her threatening emails. But, the documents that brought General Petraeus into question were his own personal logs that contained all kinds of information.

I think Jill Kelly was the one who wanted to support General Petraeus for a run to the Presidency.

I don't see any of that equating. Nice try though by FOX. I think they are feeling desperate.

Donald Trump didn't want to stop the bailout, but, let's just say it left a bad taste in his mouth. I think most Americans felt that way.

CHETRY: (click here) Do you think -- John McCain -- do you think that this bailout plan needs to pass in some way, shape or form for things to stabilize?

TRUMP: Well, I think it would be better if it passed. I'm not sure that it's going to work. A lot of people are not -- you know, it is trial and error. This is very complicated. This is more complicated than sending rockets to the moon.

Nobody really knows what impact it's going to have. Maybe it works and maybe it doesn't. But certainly it is worth a shot. I don't love the idea that the government's buying back all the bad loans. How about some of the good loans? You know? I don't like the idea that the government, frankly, is going to be negotiating with people to sell those loans, because maybe we'd be better off having the best bankers in the world do that.

But I think overall, it's a probable positive other than you have to control the price of oil. Because if you don't, whatever happens with the bailout, if you want to call it the bailout, whatever happens with the bailout, is will have no impact, no positive impact.

CHETRY: Donald Trump, always great to get your point of view. Thanks so much for joining us this morning.

TRUMP: Thank you very much.

I also thought there was a lot of angry people. The Ponzi scheme was coming to light and it seemed as though the American taxpayer was fair game for any scheme of Wall Street. They were angry about the losses in the 401K. I think most of the anger in the country stems from very poor decisions by the government, including the Iraq War. I think the American people felt worked over and helpless.

She took whatever advise was given her.

Was she ever (click here) provided guidance about her use of a non-".gov" email account?
The State Department has and did provide guidance regarding the need to preserve federal records. To address these requirements, it was her practice to email government employees on their ".gov" email address. That way, work emails would be immediately captured and preserved in government record-keeping systems.

FOX is trying every way possible to turn Hillary Clinton into an arrogant b&%#h. In other words, pity her poor staff for trying to reason with her regarding the security of the country.

I knew we got bombed for a reason.

I think it was a reset button, wasn't it? I don't recall her saying "Good ahead and try."

This is what they do. These are the back boy bikers in the USA. One of them is in the hospital with injuries.

Anyone who has witnessed the car chases initiated by police in California know the danger to average citizens. People complain when there are chases on the road. The folks that work for a living know it is best just to let it pass and the police can carry investigations rather than high speed chases.

This is what bikers do. There is a reason they travel in gangs

The bikers have respect for law enforcement. This form of organization to stop police before they get started recognizes the power they have in numbers. They know they can get caught and charged, but, in a gang they outnumber any police effort. There is no reason for police to risk their lives or the lives of innocent people. It just isn't worth it.  

Let's see.

If I were a biker why would I go to south Florida, Dade County on MLK Birthday? Hm.

I know. It is because of the electioneering of 2000. That might be the very issue that drives them there. It probably gives them a moral issue to carry out a message for their black brother bikers. Yes, there are black bikers, too.

Honestly, sometimes there is just no respect, ya know?  

The Golden Rule of the Bad Boy Biker World is, don't piss them off and you'll be fine. They aren't in town hunting for virgins or your best silver, they are simply carrying out their purpose in life according to Valhalla.

There is a group of women bikers in North Carolina that "Ride for a Cure." They don't call them breasts, they call them "ta-tas". 

A little bit of advise. FOX should not bring this stuff up. Next year some Tea-Partiers will get on a bus and travel to Dade County for the purpose of confronting them. The police don't need the help. 

Sure, sure, everyone has a right to hear the news and it is news, but, the context in which it is presented is important. It is good to hear from the extremes of American society once in awhile. When I was traveling one summer in Vermont a large biker gang with conversion van in tow passed through a cross roads. We all stopped regardless of the traffic light and just waited for them to pass. No problems and they didn't make the news either.

They don't scare me. The KKK scares me more than a biker gang could. I have never heard of a Tea Party movement to end white supremacy. They should give it some thought.

January 19. 2016
By Kate Jacobson

Motorcyclists and ATV riders (click here) took over the streets of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, ignoring traffic lights, driving the wrong way down city streets and speeding on sidewalks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
At least 150 riders started in Miami-Dade County about 3:30 p.m., moving north into Broward County on Interstate 95. Riders went as far north as Pompano Beach before turning back south as night fell.
Although it's illegal to drive an ATV or an unauthorized motorcycle on roads in both counties, officials said they did not chase the riders or pull them over because it was too dangerous.
High speed chases — especially with motorcycles — create unnecessary dangers for law enforcement, the people they're pursuing and civilian drivers, said Sgt. Mark Wysocky, spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol
"It's a danger to the public," he said....