Wednesday, December 14, 2016

People are concerned about Mr. Trump's lax attitude about the USA intelligence. Yes? Has anyone asked where he is getting his intelligence?

There is nothing saying Mr. Trump is not receiving some sort of intelligence. The question is where and by whom is his intelligence compiled?

December 12, 2016
By Gregory Korte

Washington — Donald Trump's (click here) reluctance to receive daily intelligence briefings — and his blunt rejection of the CIA's assessment of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election — suggest a rocky start to the president-elect's relationship with intelligence agencies.

Since the election, Trump has received the President's Daily Briefing only four times, amid meetings with potential Cabinet secretaries and other transition business. And on Sunday, the president-elect suggested that the rate of briefings won't change once he's sworn in next month.

"I get it when I need it," Trump told Fox News Sunday. "I'm a smart person. I don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years."...

Climate science is multidisciplinary and always has been.

The space program of the USA cannot function without understanding Earth's condition.

Earth’s ice is changing, (click here) from mountain glaciers to ice sheets to ice shelves. For the most part, land-based ice has been shrinking, and the very definition of a “glacial pace” has changed within our lifetimes. Now researchers have the tools to see those changes every few weeks and at scales as small as 5 meters (16 feet).
Using freely available data from the Landsat 8 satellite, scientists are working to provide a near-real-time view of every large glacier and ice sheet on Earth. A group of scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the University of Alaska–Fairbanks, the University of Bristol, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have started the Global Land Ice Velocity Extraction project (GoLIVE), a NASA-funded effort to better understand how ice flow is changing worldwide.
“We are now able to map how the skin of the ice is moving,” said Ted Scambos, senior research scientist at NSIDC and lead for the GoLIVE project. “From now on, we’re going to be able to track all of the different types of changes in glaciers. There’s so much science to extract from the data.” The effort was described at the 2016 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union....

Here come the Neocon morons; war is associated with their morals. Killing innocent people in the process is just a side effect.

There was nothing to be done. Turkey was right there and did nothing until recently when Russia decided they could be allies regarding Syria. 

December 14, 2016
By Brian Flood

“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough (click here) blasted President Barack Obama over the Syria uprising on Wednesday morning, saying he was “frozen and did nothing.”
Hundreds of thousands have been killed by the Syrian authoritarian forces as president Bashar al-Assad seeks to regain complete control, but million of people have been displaced from their homes in the process.
Obama once made a “red line” threat to intervene if chemical weapons were used, but they were used and he didn’t act. Scarborough called out the president by saying, “At the end of the day, we did nothing.”...

The idea the USA could have prevented deaths in Syria means the USA would be successful in defeating Russia and Assad. It wasn't going to happen. The USA had no right to fly over Syria. There was no plan that would have prevented deaths by USA bombs.

Syria has been in the grips of a civil war. The USA does not belong in civil wars. If the USA engages in civil war, it has to choose one side over the other. When that occurs it becomes a proxy war with Russia. Proxy wars never end. There is no reason for a proxy war to end. The assets are ample between the USA and Russia. I would think the USA learned it's lesson in Vietnam, when China was the ally of North Vietnam. It was proxy war with China. 

Russian Sukhoi Su-25 ground attack aircraft take off from the Hmeimim military base in Latakia province, Syria on March 16, 2016.

October 28, 2016
By Thomas Walkins

Aboard a US military aircraft (AFP) - (click here) A Russian fighter flew dangerously close to a US warplane over eastern Syria, US defence officials said Friday, highlighting the risks of a serious mishap in the increasingly crowded airspace.

The "near miss" occurred late on October 17, when a Russian jet that was escorting a larger spy plane manoeuvred near an American warplane, Air Force Lieutenant General Jeff Harrigian said.

The Russian jet came to "inside of half a mile" of the US jet, he added.

Another US military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the American pilot was buffeted by the turbulence from the Russian jet's engines.

"It was close enough you could feel the jet wash of the plane passing by," the official said....

Neocons are amoral. They propagandize high minded ideas such as democracy and freedom, but, they advocate war to achieve it. That doesn't seem very free or democratic to me.

Civil wars have consequences. 

I do not believe Russia is invested in Assad. I do believe Russia is willing to work with the existing power structures that happen to be Assad. Russia believes in stable states. Assad is the only available power to bring about stability. What is so hard about this? It is not that complicated.

Oh, let me guess, the people of Aleppo should be inspired and planting USA flags. Who is delusional now?

There is no such thing as a secure internet. Stop using it as if it is your best friend. It isn't and never was.

December 14, 2016
By Elizabeth Weise

San Francisco — Yahoo late Wednesday (click here) disclosed a breach that took place in August 2013 that may have resulted in the theft of data associated with more than one billion user accounts.

This new, 1-billion-account breach is separate from a 500-million-account breach the company disclosed in September. At the time, the 500-million-account breach was believed to be the largest on record. Yahoo shares fell 2% after hours.

The new revelation comes at a time when cybercrime issues loom large as never before.

The CIA has accused Russia of specifically attempting to tamper with the U.S. election via hacked emails, ransomware hit the nation's seventh largest transit system, in San Francisco and a monster botnet of hijacked devices took down much of the East Coast's Internet traffic for a day in October....

This is radicalism. Russia will never attack China alone or with us.

This is pathetic. There is no political basis for a relationship between Russia and the USA, it is all about exploiting natural resources. Exploiting natural resources is the only economy the Republicans know besides pandering to Wall Street and billionaire families such as the Kochs and Waltons.

Rep. Rohrabacher justifies Russian alliance with USA in attempt to present himself for Secretary of State. Amazing.

Global news media doesn't know what to make of it all. It has nothing to do with peace, it is about money. The pressure still exists on countries that Russia currently covets but does not govern. People are dying today because of Russian priorities, including Ukraine. There is no rolling back any Russian aggression in the world. What is left for The West to do, with a weak and subservient USA president as an ally, is prepare for the worst.

Meet three of the men (click here) likely to be working at the top of US President-elect Donald Trump's administration- all of whom have affiliations with Russia.

Medicare is not a free program. There is no charge for Part A that covers hospitalization. Part B costs senior citizens $104.00 per month.

Part B alone is $1248.00 annually out of a Social Security check that is fixed to it's value. 

Add to that $104.00 per month the cost of either Part D or a supplemental that can cost significant amounts of money. 

Part D was effected by the ACA and reduced subscription fees to about 25 percent of the cost before the ACA. 

A Medicare supplemental can cost anywhere from $70 to $250. Add the costs of Part D and/or a supplemental and the cost per month for Medicare healthcare rises to $354.00 per month. That is an annual bill of $4248.00. PLUS deductibles that can be as high as $50.00 per office specialist visit and pharmacy deductibles of $300 per year and overall deductibles to $7000 per year. The higher the deductibles the lower the monthly subscription costs. That is not peanuts.

Among the people complaining about health care costs dearly few are senior citizens.

This is not a valid opinion. This is not an apples for apples issue.

There are people across the spectrum of citizens concerned about the outcome to the 2016 elections. The idea Donald Trump will arrive as president at 12 noon on January 20th and be inspired to finally read and/or listen to the intelligence community is nonsense.

I think Donald Trump is opposed to being Commander and Chief. He isn't interested in war and one of the reasons he invited and welcomed Russia interference is to allow other governments to decide about war.

Donald Trump is an overt liar. He doesn't care about loyalty to the people that elected him. There is nothing anyone can trust. He is gradually talking to lull the American people asleep. He doesn't feel any responsibility to the American people in disclosing his tax returns and now he is continuing the assault against the American conscience.

There is a movement within the Republican Party to remove the responsibilities of the Commander and Chief from the president. There are Republicans that want a cabinet level position that assigns all war decisions to someone without Oval Office power.

There is a reason American wars are now funded through OCO today. The wars the USA is now fighting is done so without any legislative approval. One of the most coveted capacity of the USA is it's military. Setting it aside from the constitution to be carried out without the legislature is resulting in unstoppable illegal and immoral wars that will last decades and generations. OCO funding removes the consent of the people and military men and women are being sent into battle to die (ie: recent American death in Syria) without the consent of the people through their legislature.

Donald Trump is not providing the responsibility to the country demanded by the USA Constitution. He is not an equal to Hillary Clinton. I believe him to be subversive and will carry out executive orders that will end the USA government as it is known today. I also expect votes to repeal not just the ACA, but, constitutional amendments. It is nearly impossible to carry out amendment repeals without the majority of federal legislators in lock step with that ideology, but, there is ever reason to believe there is a coup in the making and the American people will be asleep until it is too late.

Two to four years is a lot of sleep. The American people elected a radical. They need to pay attention to his priorities and actions.

One other thing, I really am disappointed in editorials that are this simple and insult my intelligence.

This is a hideous graph. It states OCO funds are separate from that of the USA miltiary.

There is no OCO military. OCO funds ADDS to the capacity of the USA military. OCO funds does not limit the military and it's missions, it gives the military to proceed without the knowledge of the American people.

It is interesting to realize government leaks are entertained by the media, but, policing OCO and military missions is in the back pages and/or not at all.

Coups are carried out by generals.

Moralizing by the media to enter war, as occurred in Libya, is not going change my mind. The Libya episode only shows the American people are sheep. Where is the next cliff?

December 13, 2016
USA Today, Editorial Staff

...Imagine further that Clinton (click here) blithely dismissed these intelligence conclusions while putting people with close ties to this hostile government in key national security posts.

Republicans would be apoplectic.

In fact, there is a clear record of GOP outrage over far less troubling behavior on Clinton’s part. Republicans saw foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation as a serious national security concern.

They also vilified her for not heeding warnings about the vulnerability of the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, that was attacked by terrorists in 2012.

Now the same public that was whipped into a frenzy over Clinton is expected to passively  accept Trump’s behavior?....                     

There is movement among the Electoral College.

It is a movement to draft a president. Michael Bloomberg may find himself in the Oval Office. The lawsuit is probably correct and it would not take place in any other year. The electors want to be free to decide the outcome of the Electoral College vote.

The idea behind some of the restrictions with the electors is the realization that the state runs elections. So, if the state is responsible for 'the vote' the laws that restrict electors is based in state's rights. It should be interesting to see if the restrictions hold up or are constitutional.

December 16, 2016
By Claudia Melendez Salinas

...And he filed a lawsuit (click here) that would allow him to do just that. The lawsuit, filed Friday against California state officials in the U.S. Northern California District Court, says that the requirement that Californian presidential electors vote for their party’s nominee violates the Constitution and the Founders intent to have the Electoral College be an independent, deliberative body.
If Koller or other electors “don’t toe the party line, if they don’t vote along with their party, they could either be replaced or imprisoned,” Koller’s attorney Melody Kramer said. “This is a unique election cycle, and there’s some speculation that some of the Republican and Democratic electors may choose some moderate Republican if they can all agree with it.”
And the names that are being circulated? Mitt Romney, John Kasich, or Michael Bloomberg, Koller said.
“I suspect others are being discussed, but those are the names I heard so far,” he said.
Koller is the third presidential elector to sue in an effort to cast his vote independent of the party. A similar lawsuit was filed earlier last week in Colorado by two Democratic electors, according to Politico.
He’s also co-signed a letter along with nine other electors asking U.S. intelligence officials for more information regarding Russia’s alleged interference with the elections.

The electors should act to protect citizen's rights.

Malcolm Nance is a highly decorated officer that has put his life on the line for the USA. That gives him status others do not have.

He spoke passionately tonight about the elections of 2016 and he wants the "Electoral College" to do the right thing and place someone other than Trump in the presidency.

Malcolm W. Nance was a career counterterrorism and intelligence officer for the U.S. government’s Special Operations, Homeland Security, and Intelligence agencies, with over 33 years of experience in combatting radical extremism. An honorably retired U.S. Navy Arabic-speaking intelligence collections operator, field interrogator, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape specialist and founder of the Advanced Terrorism, Abduction and Hostage Survival School, he spent more than two decades on clandestine antiterrorism and counterterrorism intelligence operations in the Middle East North Africa, the Balkans, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa in direct support of the Special Operations and Intelligence Community. On the morning of 9/11, he eyewitnessed the attack on the Pentagon and became a first responder at the crash site....

He didn't come out to talk about his book. The book is testament to his dedication to the country.

"The Plot to Hack America" (click here)

Malcolm Nance and Michael Moore were on television tonight to make a pleas for the country to the "Electoral College." They believe it is time to make a stand. I happen to agree.

The Electoral College needs to uphold the dignity of  our constitution and not allow it to be scoffed at rather than revered. I think the country needs heroes and the Electoral College has to accept the country is in danger with a man that has no use for USA intelligence.

Malcolm Nance should ask Vice President Joe Biden to allow him to speak to the electors along with the CIA. I can't believe he has had the insight to write this book before the end of the election.

The electors have to be explained the law and the consequences of a poorly qualified president. The CIA has a responsibility to the American people to supply opinion based in fact to the electors. They have to know the consequences in not acting for the best outcome of the country.

This is controversial, but, so is the President-Elect. Donald Trump thrives on controversy and the USA does not. End the travesty and elect a candidate that matters.

"Tromp" was the name Nostradamus used.

I don't want to make light of such an important topic, but, a friend called me while I was returning home and stated he had been moved to read some of Nostradamus and he could not believe what he read.

He said, the name "Tromp" was used by Nostradamus to describe the entity that would win the elections of 2016. He went on to say, "Tromp" would cause a great war.

I don't believe in superstition and I primarily see Nostradamus as superstition. But, it is very difficult to deny Nostradamus has been correct on more than one occasion and this is just plain creepy.

While many agree that Nostradamus (click here) predicted some of the most tumultuous and destructive events in history (including World War II and 9/11), there is a growing body of evidence that points to Nostradamus predicting the winner of this year's Presidential Election. Nostradamus consistently references an epic battle between a "Masculine Woman" who is also referred to as "the Queen", or "The Blonde One", and one who is a "great shameless, audacious bawler." He also refers to a "rigged election", a term that has become a hallmark of the 2016 election. Now by breaking Nostradamus' code and searching for clues we can reveal that not only does he predict the outcome of this year's battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Drumpf, but he also foretells a time of great trouble in the wake of this historic election.