Thursday, April 21, 2016

It was the generation gap. Was it really?

The bands are still out there. 

I have an unresearched theory about the heroine explosion and deaths in the USA (?) The Poppy Economy has come to kill us one by one. What are we doing in Afghanistan, because, it ain't just the Taliban. 

My favorite city, the capital of the heroine epidemic, Buffalo, New York. The heroine issue has nothing to do with rock'n'roll otherwise the bands would not still be there. How long does Buffalo, New York have to put up with the corruption and deaths?

I have been writing about Buffalo for a long time, it has nothing to do with elections. Please don't insult me.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman was clean for over two decades and then he fell into the old habits. I am tired of saying "damn it."

Don't target the police caught up in the corruption, they are human beings and had habits. They wanted to stop but the permission heroine has in this country took them, too!

February 18, 2016
By Kate Briqueley

The heroin epidemic (click here) devastating upstate New York is getting so bad, even the cops are overdosing.
As police struggle to combat opiate abuse in Erie County, one of their own nearly died after allegedly overdosing last week, The Buffalo News reported—a grim testament to the scope of the heroin surge that appears to have no end in sight.
The News identified the officer as Michael R. Moffett, a two-year member of the force who allegedly took heroin at a friend’s home early Friday. Police sources believe Moffett used an especially deadly, fentanyl-laced form of the narcotic....

Interesting. Perhaps Republicans will continue it's hubris laden machine supporting FOX, too.

Hard to believe Priebus isn't on the unemployment line yet. In looking at the 2012 Republican presidential primary being held in August; the last primary suspension by any candidate was Rep. Ron Paul in May. This deadline was comparable to a single candidate running to the primary in 2016 with a convention in July.

How can a primary political organization have such a clause? I think it is fiscal. Investment monies have to be removed from a previous quarter's earnings. The second quarter beginning October 1, 2015 just ended. If the year begins January 1st, the first quarter just ended. Either way the donors have their terms.

The SuperPacs are the only Republican organization with cash flow. If the candidates are accepting donations they will have cash flow. But, it depends on the source of the cash flow.

The states' organizations will some monies, but, it depends on the size of the state and it's donors. Example: California can run fund raisers if the members are still interested in promoting their state's November election of their state candidates.

Why this is dangerous for Republicans is because the top of the ticket will draw funding events. The national organization has to pick and choose where it is going to spend monies to promote the top of the ticket. The states may attempt more fundraisers so long as it doesn't violate it's rules and regs, as well as the rules and regs of the national party.

This announcement to states is coming at a time when the rules committees are organizing and meeting.

April 21, 2016
By Jonathan Martin

Hollywood, Fla. — The Republican National Committee (click here) is scaling back its financial commitments to some of the most hotly contested states because of flagging fund-raising, the most concrete evidence yet of how the party’s divisive and protracted presidential race is threatening the entire Republican ticket in November.
Committee officials outlined detailed plans in written “playbooks” distributed this year in the most competitive states about how they intended to assist Republican campaigns up and down the ballot with money and manpower. By July 1, Florida was to have 256 field organizers and Ohio another 176, for example, according to a state party chairman in possession of the strategy books who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters.
But Sean Spicer, the R.N.C.’s chief strategist, acknowledged this week that the committee had begun informing state parties and statewide campaigns that fulfilling such plans would now be “slower.” He said the pledges had been made with the assumption that Republicans would have “a presumptive presidential nominee by now.”...              

In a rare moment of agreement, I applaud Sean Hannity.

He is protecting his brand and he is right to do it. Who else is going to give the candidates a reality check?

Ted Cruz was "Hannitized."

Sean stated it correctly and I am sure he does not need me to say so either, but, I found his conversation with Ted important. Sean Hannity has carried the message and promoting those messages whenever he gets a chance. The candidates in the Republican Party are always the heart of the program. He was upholding his values and hopefully his viewers believe the same thing. He was speaking to Ted, not promoting anyone else.

April 20, 2016
By Josh Hashner

Sean Hannity erupted (click here) at Ted Cruz over the Texas senator's refusal to discuss his strategic use of the primary delegate system during an interview Tuesday.

While Donald Trump has won more primaries than Cruz in the Republican race, Cruz has cobbled together a slew of delegates by relying on lesser-known delegate selection rules –much to Trump’s chagrin.

While the process was well within party rules, Hannity said, most voters had no idea it even existed. So the host asked Cruz to explain it....

Over the last few weeks I have been hearing excuses from voters this primary season, "I hear about some folks voting for Senator Sanders because they are told if Senator Sanders doesn't win they will vote for Trump."

To those who succumb to peer or lover influence should not give into other's will. 

Do not do it. Honor yourselves and vote the way you want to and be proud. No one has to discuss it. And in a social circle don't discuss your VERY PERSONAL DECISIONS. 

Try this, "I can see why you voted the way you did. It was well thought through." And leave it there or say, "I agree with you and your strength." Just leave it there.

BUT, FIRST, honor yourself.

A friend should not come with ultimatums. That is not a true friend. No one has a friend if they shame them.

If a voter feels strongly about their vote, then get into a social circle that honors you.

There should NEVER be a threat of violence. No matter the circumstances there should never be concern of retaliation no matter what forms it takes. I am concerned for people who are compromising their best self in FEAR of rejection or more.

Vote the way you believe you should vote. I am confident all the candidates would say the same thing. Voting is about virtue, not fear.

Honor yourself first.

New Evidence regarding the death of Reeva Steenkamp.

April 21, 2016

Dramatic new evidence emerged today (click here) that claims to show Oscar Pistorius attacked his lover with a cricket bat before shooting her dead.
The Paralympian told his trial that he accidentally killed Reeva Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder who was lurking in his toilet.
But forensic experts now believe two injuries on the model's back match the tip of the bat.
Marks on the ripped and twisted handle also suggest there was a struggle between the pair....

This is my primary concern with Hillary Clinton and it is a big one. She is a hawk.

The idea the USA has a right to enter a country because Wall Street has designs on it, is old world. I don't know anyone in my world that believes Americans troops end conflict and violence. We also don't believe USA intervention keeps American safer, including the Obama drones. 

I strongly support providing help for a country to build their sovereign strength with their own military, however, too many country's asking for that level of help have citizens with divided loyalties and/or religious bias. 

The USA is at it's best when humanitarian missions are carried out. When citizens realize their government can provide help to them, they then turn to their government for help with their lives. If they don't find a friendly government in their lives there will ultimately be citizens moving in opposition and not always in peaceful methods.

April 21, 2016
By Mark Landler
Clinton singled out, (click here) as she often would, the United Nations climate-change meeting in Copenhagen the previous December, where she and Obama worked together to save the meeting from collapse. She brought up the Middle East peace proc­ess, a signature project of the president’s, which she had been tasked with reviving. But she was understandably wary of talking about areas in which she and Obama split — namely, on bedrock issues of war and peace, where Clinton’s more activist philosophy had already collided in unpredictable ways with her boss’s instincts toward restraint. She had backed Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s recommendation to send 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan, before endorsing a fallback proposal of 30,000 (Obama went along with that, though he stipulated that the soldiers would begin to pull out again in July 2011, which she viewed as problematic). She supported the Pentagon’s plan to leave behind a residual force of 10,000 to 20,000 American troops in Iraq (Obama balked at this, largely because of his inability to win legal protections from the Iraqis, a failure that was to haunt him when the Islamic State overran much of the country). And she pressed for the United States to funnel arms to the rebels in Syria’s civil war (an idea Obama initially rebuffed before later, halfheartedly, coming around to it)....

We now have a Small Arms Treaty. (click here)

And while the pivot (click here) of the USA to the Pacific and Asia is seen as an accomplishment; it was done with the TPP already rolled out as a real sales pitch for Wall Street and ultimately unspoken military protection. TPP is hostile to unions, hence the middle class of the USA, the majority of the country's population.

I have always been grateful for Secretary Clinton's unquestionable bravery in burgeoning democracies that place leaders in the path of danger. Secretary Clinton can be counted on as an important advocate.

January 13, 2016
By Bruce Wallace
Longtime Myanmar (click here) observers have watched the changes happening in the country over the past five months–the government dialogue with Aung San Suu Kyi, reform of labor laws and opening press freedoms, the halt to construction of a wildly unpopular damn, the recently-announced ceasefire with the Karen National Union–with very cautious optimism....

The wars the USA have entered in the past since WWII have proven to be a huge burden fiscally with little to no return.  Senator John McCain knows fully well the advances made by Vietnam since the war was done so with humanitarian initiatives, not the war.

Currently, the USA is the only foreign military in Afghanistan. The Brits may have sent some jets and pilots within the recent year, but, all the other NATO allies have left for the most part. Australia is back home and I believe New Zealand finished their commitment.

There is a stark reality Hawks don't account for and that is the far larger citizen deaths when the USA believes it can assert it's entitlement to act with it's military.


There is this odd dichotomy of military actions. The Hawks, like Lindsay Graham and John McCain actually believes if the USA military was deployed after the chemical weapons were removed, Syria would be better off. If that were true then why didn't the Congress write a new AMUF? Additionally, why didn't the USA Congress expect to move into Rwanda for the same reason, not enough Muslims to hate?

Osama bin Laden is dead and it is proven fact he was the person behind the 911 attacks, he bragged about it and why it was so successful. When does it end? The Americans have done their part and it needs to come to an end and now!

I just don't buy the arguments that aggression and killing makes us safer. I am sure the military sees it that way, but, why do they spend real monies on failures such as the F35?

The military can't have it both ways. They can't be spending trillions on war machines and expect the country to support this supposedly important deployment of the USA military. Nothing the USA military, either with their trillion dollars machines, it's procurement or their deployments makes sense. and I really don't think it makes us safer. I think the opposite is true and the American taxpayers are asked to fund bogus expenses.

Seven years after President Obama took office we are stuck with the same mess he started with, that is the military, not the President. I want to know who is Commander and Chief and able to handle the military, their hideous procurement system and any acts of violence!

The USA military is the tail wagging the dog and it's draconian excuse for jobs in state districts.

The USA is a permanent member of the UN Security Council. I want our strength at the UN used to aggressively pursue the Non-Proliferation Treaty and not exclusively defined as Israel's insurance carrier.

Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour | Super Bowl XLI Halftime ...

Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour | Super Bowl XLI Halftime ...
The X chromosome in humans spans more than 153 million base pairs (the building material of DNA). It represents about 2000 out of 20,000 - 25,000 genes. Each person usually has one pair of sex chromosomes in each cell. Females have two X chromosomes, whereas males have one X and one Y chromosome.

The DNA in the human Y chromosome is composed of about 59 million base pairs. The Y chromosome is passed only from father to son. With a 30% difference between humans and chimpanzees, the Y chromosome is one of the fastest evolving parts of the human genome.

Yep. It is understandable why the Y chromosome is evolving faster. It is long overdue.

Donald Trump is very correct. There have been transgender ? men ? sharing bathrooms with little girls already. For decades.

Ted Cruz actually expects pedophiles to share bathrooms alone with little girls? Really? Where is their mother?

Representatives from the Transgender community (it is wrong to have to do this, but, there are ignorant morons in the USA) should make a You Tube video with a friends little girls. Seriously. What else is there to do?

Are there no transgender people with families? Children? Now is the time for You Tube. Faces can be blurred.

What is a legislated bill going to do, place Panty Police at the doors to bathrooms? Perhaps transgender will need Bathroom IDs. What next special cities for Trans people? Ain't no way it is going to happen.

"Real men don't stand to pee and splash on the floor."

"Real men don't examine the "Hand Size" of other men in the men's room."

"Real men don't care about Long Dong Silver." Let me ask something here. How do men actually know how the length of their penis measures up to others? Sneak a peek? Really?

"Real men long for privacy no differently than women."

One last question; "At when during puberty does the male gender become obsessed with penis size?" I know of a few coaches who took advantage of that idea, with or without engorgement. Oh, too big a word? Erection. That easier? I mean the blood drain must be amazing and I am sure there is some validity to comparisons of genetic numbers in women over men. The difference isn't necessarily genetically based as radical feminists believe. There must be a reason why academic performance drops off in the male gender at an age around junior high school.

April 21, 2016
By Eric Levitz

Donald Trump (click here) says transgender people should be able to "use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate." On NBC's Today show Thursday morning, the GOP front-runner said he opposes North Carolina's "very strong" bathroom bill, which prohibits transgender residents from doing just that.
"North Carolina did something that was very strong and they're paying a big price. And there's a lot of problems." Trump said. "Leave it the way it is. North Carolina, what they're going through, with all of the business and all of the strife — and that's on both sides — you leave it the way it is. There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble. And the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic punishment they're taking."
Trump went on to say that he opposes the idea of creating a new, third bathroom specifically for transgender people because "that would be discriminatory, in a certain way," and because "it would be unbelievably expensive for businesses and for the country."...
I'll be gone most of the morning at the very least.

I am sure Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders will do what is right for everyone.

Have a better day.