Wednesday, July 27, 2016

We are going to miss him.

He did turn to the American people when Congress needed to be reined in. This country was at the heart of his priorities all the time. He saw the big picture with the country. He saw that the first day in office and is the reason he reached the conclusion to save car industry.

He has been a remarkable President. If there is one place in his administration that disappointed it was the lack of resolve to end the military occupation in Afghanistan. I think Hillary Clinton has that same lack of resolve.

President Obama was never afraid of being a Democrat. He was never ashamed of caring about the least of all Americans. He embraced the impoverished and sought relief for them from the beginning of his presidency.

He'll go down as one of the greatest Presidents of the USA. He is more than history, he is a great President. I have never witnessed a Congress so afraid of a President's leadership. Despite the obstructive Congress he moved his agenda forward.

I believe if he has a regret it will be the lack of immigration reform. But, he enforced the law and saw deportations according to the laws the Republicans demanded.

I believe President Obama made a decision to support Hillary Clinton with a clear conscience. If anyone believed in him and loved his leadership, they will feel confident in accepting his leadership now in voting Hillary Clinton into the presidency.
Vice President Joe Biden, "...We own the finish line."

The post convention bump of Donald Trump to pass Hillary Clinton is a lie.

"Real Clear Politics" (click here)

Donald Trump's numbers moved during an after the Republican convention, but, he didn't pass Hillary Clinton until Monday of the Democratic Convention.

Monday night of the Democratic Convention was laced with disunity and a chairwoman that had pulled strings from within the DNC to favor a specific outcome. The party didn't appear to be able to govern itself, yet alone the country.

It will be interesting to see how the Democrats correct their course.

The post Brexit economic failure was artificial.

The Brexit vote occurred on June 23, 2016.

Wall Street artificially infused the UK economy to effect the vote. The failures in economics after the vote was simply Wall Street taking their money back. Let's face it, that economic failure was a real lesson to the world. Well, the truth is the Brexit vote was correct and best for the people of the United Kingdom. That is Wall Street attempting to effect the vote and not just Russia.

July 27, 2016

The UK economic grew by 0.6% (click here) in the three months to the end of June, as economic growth accelerated in the run-up to the vote to leave the EU.
Second-quarter gross domestic product grew faster than expected, up from 0.4% growth in the previous quarter, the Office for National Statistics said.
Any uncertainty ahead of last month's referendum seemed "limited", ONS said.
However, by far the strongest growth was in April, followed by a sharp easing off in May and June.
On a yearly basis the economy grew by a healthy 2.2%....

The pick-up in economic activity was boosted by the biggest upturn in industrial output since 1999, particularly from car factories and pharmaceutical firms.             

Will clinical pediatricians please advocate appropriate laws for their patients?

There is no reason for guess work. The pharmaceutical companies are not carrying out pediatric equivalents to their adult treatment drugs.

27 July 2016

...Proper clinical trials for childhood cancer drugs are scarce. (click here) Designing a clinical trial is never simple, but adding children to the picture complicates the process immensely. Children are not just ‘small adults’ — they metabolize drugs in very different ways. It is difficult to predict from adult or animal studies whether a chemotherapy drug will be more or less toxic in a child, and at what dose. The process of obtaining informed consent for children participating in a trial can also be more complicated. And companies fear that the death of a child — even if unrelated to the treatment — could bring bad publicity for a new drug.

Recent years have seen attempts to make more drugs available to treat children. In the United States, a 2003 law known as the Pediatric Research Equity Act (PREA) requires that companies develop a plan for how they will test experimental drugs in children, although many trials are exempted. A second law, called the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act, motivates companies to perform paediatric clinical trials by granting an extra six months of market exclusivity for the adult drug.

Overall, these laws have been successful, leading to hundreds of drug labels being updated with information for use in children. But legal loopholes often prevent children with cancer from accessing new drugs. For instance, therapies for conditions that do not affect children — such as Alzheimer’s disease — are exempt from the PREA. And exemptions intended for such diseases have been broadly applied to cancer. For example, therapies that are being trialled in adults with breast cancer are exempted because children do not get that cancer, even if the drug could treat a childhood cancer in a different organ....

The Trump call on Russia to find Clinton emails and expose her is questionable treason.

July 28. 2016
Ashley Parker

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (click here) said he hoped Russia had hacked rival Hillary Clinton's email, essentially sanctioning a foreign power's cyberspying of a secretary of state's correspondence.
"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Mr Trump said, staring directly into the cameras. "I think you will probably be mightily rewarded by our press."...

Foreign governments are really rattled a presidential nominee would call on foreign services to expose Americans. Where does it stop?

The FBI has been emphatic about it's scrutiny of the Clinton server. The words by Donald Trump calls to the fact the FBI is inferior in their investigations than Russian hackers.

I have made entries to the vulnerabilities of the F-35 to Chinese hackers. It was never calling on Chinese hackers to prove my case. Donald Trump is calling on Russia to prove his case in hopes there are crimes to be revealed. That is an extremist view of the USA.

Donald Trump needs to develop his skills as a statesman and not a thug.

Whoever, (click here) owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)

I am sure by now the DNC is consulting Homeland Security. The people of the USA pay plenty for securing it's country and the DNC gets hacked? Really?

Father Jacques Hamel was a man of peace. It only makes good sense to realize buildings of faith would be a target.

July 27, 2016

"Be considerate of others, whoever they are;" The words of Father Jacques Hamel in last month's parish newsletter.

Churches in Britain (click here) have been told to tighten security after the murder of an 85-year-old priest in Normandy yesterday.
Despite there being no specific intelligence relating to attacks against the Christian community in the UK, the country's National Police Chiefs' Council is urging the community to be alert but not alarmed, report concerns and review their security as a precaution.
Two terrorists, proclaimed as "soldiers" by the Islamic State group, stormed the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, a working-class town near Rouen, northwest of Paris, during morning mass yesterday and cut the throat of Father Jacques Hamel after taking worshippers including two nuns hostage.

"Charismatic Daesh" will live past the end of it's occupation of Syria and Iraq. Those that define their religious belief with violence will carry out 'domestic terrorism' as a retaliation against the destruction of Daesh' occupation of land in the middle east. The destruction of Daesh in Syria and Iraq is only the first step.

Europe has the correct focus of routing out violent citizens to end the domestic terrorism. Due process will be the place where the media should focus as well as understanding actions against citizens and/or those on visas and/or immigrants.

It is important citizens are followed by the media when they are arrested. Two fold. Protect the innocent and realize how violent citizens seeks success within the current infrastructure of any country.

26 July 2016
By David Chazan, James Rothwell and Saphora Smith

Pokeman is a Chinese plot.

July 27, 2016

Footage has emerged of traffic chaos (click here) around a popular Pokestop at Rhodes with enraged motorists dicing with witless pedestrians oblivious to the danger.
The crazy scenes show Pokefans running in front of cars as drivers honk their horns and try to navigate their way through the crowd spilling on to the roadway. The video emerged on social media after residents had been criticised for over-reacting to the hundreds of people playing the game Pokemon Go around their apartment buildings and in nearby parks.
This follows Canada Bay Council warning to rowdy gatherings of players and calls for the game to remove some of the three Pokestops that are nearby.
Council has engaged extra rangers to manage the crowds of Pokemon Go players who converge nightly on Peg Paterson Park.

The Republican House majjority passed "Fast Track" while removing protections for displaced workers 219 to 208 with 8 not voting.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied within the margin of error in most polls today.

Mr. Trump forgets who passed TPP in the first place. Republican majorities in the House and Senate passed TPP. He needs to explain how he is going end TPP when he gets in office. If the current administration hurries TPP through after the election he will benefit as well. So, what is the new President of any party going to do to end the enactment of TPP.

The unions need to be prepared to file injunctions the day after the elections of 2016. 

June 22, 2015
By Anna

Last week the House of Representatives voted (click here) on Fast Track authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), twice. That’s right twice. The first time the bill overwhelmingly failed due to a number of concerns and political divergence. In a surprising maneuver they voted again on Thursday, this time removing a controversial aspect of the bill call Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), which provides workers whose jobs have been impacted by trade with federal aid. By removing the TAA the House passed a Fast Track bill, mind you not in a bipartisan manner only 28 democrats voting in favor of Fast Track...

Protecting the lives of people in custody have to be a part of setencing and prison reforms.

There is no other word for the exoneration of the police in regard to Freddie Gray, but, corruption. There continues to be deaths when people are imprisoned by police.

Ordinary care is the care that an average reasonable man exercises to prevent harm to the person or property of others and failure to exercise which when under a duty to do so constitutes actionable negligence on the part of one causing such harm.

All the people that die while in custody of the police are innocent people. They have never been proven to be guilty, that is especially true of Sandra Bland. Something needs to be done. There has to be a government study of the problem.

The lawsuits of negligent homicide are not a deterrent to the practices that place people at risk while in custody. The governments simply settle the lawsuits because they know there is no basis for defeating these cases. Deterrents don't work, there needs to be a legitimate protection for people in custody.

There is something very wrong here.

July 27, 2016
By Kevin Rector

Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges (click here) against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history.
The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who was expected to preside over the remaining trials as well.
It also means the office of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby will secure no convictions in the case after more than a year of dogged fighting, against increasingly heavy odds, to hold someone criminally accountable in Gray's death.
Officer William Porter's trial ended with a hung jury and a mistrial in December, before Williams acquitted Officers Edward Nero and Caesar Goodson and Lt. Brian Rice at bench trials in May, June, and July, respectively....

I think one of the reasons John Hinckley is being released from prison us because James Brady is died in 2014. James Brady's death certificate stated the reason for his death was due to the gunshot wound in 1981. The coroner stated James Brady would have lived longer if he did not suffer from the traumatic injury.

James Brady lived in Alexandria, Virginia near Hinckley will be released to his mother's home. John Hinckley was never tried for the death of James Brady because he was already held insane on the day of the shooting.

July 27, 2016
By Spenser S. Hsu

Washington  -- John W. Hinckley Jr.,  (click here) will be released from a government psychiatric hospital more than 35 years after he attempted to assassinate president Ronald Reagan and shot three others outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Hinckley, 61, no longer poses a danger to himself or others and will be freed to live full-time with his mother in Williamsburg, Va., effective as soon as Aug. 5 subject to dozens of temporary treatment and monitoring conditions, U.S. District Judge Paul L Friedman of Washington wrote.
If Hinckley adheres to all restrictions, they could begin to be phased out after 12 to 18 months, removing him from court control for the first time since he was confined to St. Elizabeth’s hospital after the shooting, according to the order.

Happy Birthday, Internet !

Graphics by Mozilla!

I thought the film might open at the DNC Convention.

It is a magnificent documentary about the role of art in emotional recovery. 

The aftermath of the violence at Sandy Hook was not discussed but it came up during a post film Q and A. Yes, the children all suffer from PTSD. There are adults that do as well. Think about it.