Monday, July 25, 2016

I think the DNC convention is going well.

The great divide between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sander's delegates is her relationship with Wall Street. She should make it clear the interests of the supporters of Bernie Sanders will be protected during her presidency.

Perhaps pointing to the presidency of Bill Clinton is a good idea. He came in after H.W. Bush and turned the USA into a service economy that spawned considerable entrepreneurs. The Bill Clinton administration saw more new millionaires than any other president in history. 

The economy grew, people were happy, we were not involved in a war, but, were involved in power struggles in the world. Bill Clinton saw eight years of growth with a surplus in the treasury at the end of his term. He had a Vice President that embraced the climate crisis and never let go.

I can't imagine Hillary Clinton being much different than her spouse. She is different. She has a focus that is different, but, it is a benevolent focus and not at all leaning into Republican territory with Wall Street. Republicans sacrifice the middle class for profits to Wall Street. I would think that is obvious by now. I don't see Hillary Clinton doing that, but, she simply has to reject the TPP. It is a bad trade agreement. It also increases tensions in the Pacific. TPP is not at all a good idea. BREXIT. Think about it.

Troops out now!

There is no excuse for this. We have witnessed some of the most reckless troop activity since the USA military entered Afghanistan in 2001.

Fifteen years is far too long and the USA is not building an ally, it is alienating the Afghan people.

Twenty-nine percent of the causalities are CHILDREN! NO MORE!

25 July 2016

In the first six months of this year, (click here) 5,166 civilians were either killed or maimed in Afghanistan, a half-year record since counting began in 2009, a United Nations report published today shows.
Between January and June this year, the human rights team of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) documented 1,601 civilian deaths and 3,565 injured civilians, an increase of four per cent in the total number of casualties compared to the first six months of 2015, according to the report, titled 'Afghanistan Midyear Report 2016; Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.' The total civilian casualty figure recorded by the UN since 1 January 2009 through 30 June 2016 has risen to 63,934, including 22,941 deaths and 40,993 injured.......This year's casualties include 1,509 children, 388 dead and 1,121 injured, a figure Mr. Zeid described as “alarming and shameful,” particularly as it represents the highest numbers of children killed or wounded in a six-month period since counting began in 2009.... There were also 507 women casualties, 130 killed and 377 injured. The figures are conservative – almost certainly underestimated – given the strict methodology employed in their documentation and in determining the civilian status of those affected....
...“Every single casualty documented in this report – people killed while praying, working, studying, fetching water, recovering in hospitals – […] represents a failure of commitment and should be a call to action for parties to the conflict to take meaningful, concrete steps to reduce civilians' suffering and increase protection,” Yamamoto said.
“Platitudes not backed by meaningful action ring hollow over time. History and the collective memory of the Afghan people will judge leaders of all parties to this conflict by their actual conduct,” he added.
Casualties attributed to pro-Government forces increased 47 per cent...
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in handing over the gavel to the Interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile did the right thing. She is appreciated for the years she lead the DNC from 2011 to present. 

Were the emails changed from their original content?

It is agreed the emails were hacked (stolen) from DNC records, cyber records. Were they altered? See, the truth is a really difficult thing to live with. Most Americans value the truth. It is ingrained through our justice system. So, the emails came to the public through an illegal act. But, that doesn't mean the emails are false.

Understand this, I would not have speculated about anyone's spoken faith. I can't conceive of it. The leader of a very powerful political party not only conceived of questioning Bernie Sander's faith, but, stated it in an email in case it had to be deployed for Hillary Clinton's victory. Who is really trying effect the outcomes of elections?

July 24, 2016
By David E. Sanger and Nicole Perloth

...Proving the source of a cyberattack is notoriously difficult. (click here) But researchers have concluded that the national committee was breached by two Russian intelligence agencies, which were the same attackers behind previous Russian cyberoperations at the White House, the State Department and the Joint Chiefs of Staff last year. And metadata from the released emails suggests that the documents passed through Russian computers. Though a hacker claimed responsibility for giving the emails to WikiLeaks, the same agencies are the prime suspects. Whether the thefts were ordered by Mr. Putin, or just carried out by apparatchiks who thought they might please him, is anyone’s guess.

On Sunday morning, the issue erupted, as Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, argued on ABC’s “This Week” that the emails were leaked “by the Russians for the purpose of helping Donald Trump” citing “experts” but offering no other evidence. Mr. Mook also suggested that the Russians might have good reason to support Mr. Trump: The Republican nominee indicated in an interview with The New York Times last week thathe might not back NATO nations if they came under attack from Russia — unless he was first convinced that the countries had made sufficient contributions to the Atlantic alliance....

I find it interesting people are actually afraid of the truth. I suggest those that know an alternative reality from the truth in this election come to terms with it now.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's inappropriate standards for the DNC has existed for a while now. I don't care if she elected President Obama, I VOTED FOR HIM. I voted for him REGARDLESS of the lousy standards of Schultz. She needs to leave. She didn't elect him, the American people did. That is an ego the DNC does not need at any level. Amazing, a white woman with lousy standards for elections actually believes she elected Barak Obama to the presidency.

GOOD BYE, DEBBIE!!!!!!!!!!!

NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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From the "Jerusalem Post." The Democrats better mend their rift. Bernie, I am very sorry to hear there was such divisiveness that effected your campaign. The religious comments are why out of line. I can't believe this issue even exists. The Interim Chairwoman needs to gavel and gavel out the convention.

In an email leaked (click here) Friday by Wikileaks Brad Marshall, the DNC’s chief financial officer suggested that the party should “get someone to ask” about “his” religious beliefs, The Intercept reported.

Top Democratic National Committee official reportedly suggested in May that “someone” should draw attention to Bernie Sanders’ atheist beliefs.

In an email leaked Friday by Wikileaks Brad Marshall, the DNC’s chief financial officer suggested that the party should “get someone to ask” about “his” religious beliefs, The Intercept reported....

This is just so outrageous. There needs to be a primary challenge to Debbie Wasserman Schultz. I can't accept the fact this happened with the chairwoman of the DNC. It is unthinkable. She needs to leave. Now. It compromises every value I have held dear regarding the Democrats. I want no trace of her anywhere.

"Good Night, Moon"

The waxing gibbous

20.2 days

70.4 percent lit

A documentary about the USA moon program aired on July 20, 2016. (click here)