Thursday, January 05, 2017

And this is the result of the attack by rebel forces facilitated by the sacrifice of the heroes of "Rouge One."

This was the result of "Rouge One."

"Rogue One" is a good film. It is a tribute to the soldiers of the rebellion that brought a secret to the rebel forces regardless of the overwhelming power of the Empire.

This is what a rebel and rebellion looks like. The sad reality is that rebels can exist for a long time before they realize their destiny is reached.


The Republican ideology.

If only.

If only the Republicans could put a real CEO in the Oval Office they could prove the USA could be made to make a profit. 

If only.

There was a former CEO in the Oval Office. "W" was a former CEO. So was Cheney. They never made a profit, they increased the national deficit and national debt with two unpaid for wars.

There were profits being made though. The profits of the "W" and Cheney administration was Halliburton, the company Cheney managed before assigning himself as Vice President.

That type of profit it not unusual. Companies of any kind LOVE and CHERISH an opportunity to collect federal dollars no matter the source of those dollars. Even if war is killing people and sacrificing USA soldiers, the profits of USA corporations reign. Of course, the CEO has not been asked to be a USA soldier in order to collect the federal dollars, except, for one. Blackwater and Erik Prince made incredible money in Iraq.

So, what has happened to Eric Prince?

From Wiki:

Erik Dean Prince (born June 6, 1969) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and former U.S. Navy SEAL officer. Prince is best known for founding the government services and security company Blackwater USA. He served as its CEO until 2009 and later as chairman, until Blackwater Worldwide was sold in 2010 to a group of investors. Prince currently heads the private equity firm Frontier Resource Group and is chairman of Hong Kong-listed Frontier Services Group Ltd. He lives in both Middleburg, Virginia and Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates.


March 24, 2016
By Jeremy Scahill and Matthew Cole

Rik Prince, (click herefounder of the now-defunct mercenary firm Blackwater and current chairman of Frontier Services Group, is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies for attempting to broker military services to foreign governments and possible money laundering, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the case.

What began as an investigation into Prince’s attempts to sell defense services in Libya and other countries in Africa has widened to a probe of allegations that Prince received assistance from Chinese intelligence to set up an account for his Libya operations through the Bank of China. The Justice Department, which declined to comment for this article, is also seeking to uncover the precise nature of Prince’s relationship with Chinese intelligence.

Prince, through his lawyer, Victoria Toensing, said he has not been informed of a federal investigation and had not offered any defense services in Libya. Toensing called the money-laundering allegations “total bullshit.”...

James Woosley, Clinton's CIA Director is distancing himself from Donald Trump after being his advisor.

December 12, 2016
By Editor

James Woolsey: They have something called disinformation (click here) - dezinformatsiya - which is an interesting word because it basically means lie. And they have hundreds of thousands of people working on photoshopping photos, rewriting history. They've been doing this for a long time. They spend a lot of time and effort doing it. They do it with European political parties. But this dezinformatsiya stuff is very ugly, and they focus it on lots of different parts of the world....

I can't help believing that Mr. Woolsey was asked to back up Donald Trump in regard to the dissolving of the current intelligence agencies and he wouldn't. 



That is not English. That is Russian. Who was Mr. Woolsey trying to impress? 

Look, um, I don't believe dezinformatsiya is a secret. I am sure Russia knows dezinformatsiya is a misleading information. In case Mr. Woolsey forgot, President Putin is former KGB.

As far as I am concerned Donald Trump is CYAing. He has an excuse now should there be another attack of 911 dynamics. Donald Trump attempted to radically change the intelligence agencies in leadership and agents. The Republican Legislature didn't permit him to do this.

That is underhanded to say the least, but, the real reason Trump is seeking to end the leadership and agents of the USA intelligence is a matter of loyalty. When a Chief Executive Officer take over a corporation he/she likes to have allies and not people with their own agenda working for him/her. I think that is why Donald Trump would like to empty the intelligence agencies. It is a matter of loyalty.

Unfortunately, CIA agents and FBI agents don't grow in a garden. They become experts partly from their training, but, it is their experience that makes them priceless. It is impossible to simply empty the USA intelligence agencies without putting the country in danger. That is the problem with placing a CEO at the top of the federal government; they don't make decisions to benefit the people. CEOs like to place burdens on the people that purchase their product or service. CEOs make profit. The federal USA government is not in the business of making a profit. Not at all. The most dramatic demonstration of the error in that thinking is the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger.

The Challenger exploded because of the failure of O-rings in very cold weather. The Shuttle was never developed to make launches every two weeks There were scientists telling NASA there would be issues with the Shuttle O-rings should launches take place in cold weather. It wasn't a difficult observation to make, property of any metal or otherwise contracts under cold temperatures. YET, President Ronald Reagan administration vowed to make NASA profitable. Ronald Reagan was a Republican that drank the Cool-Aid. He believed the government was simply the largest corporation in the world. The launches every two weeks under Reagan was to create profitability.

Government is not interested in profit because it's specialty is governance to TAKE CARE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

The Shuttle program was using a reusable spaceship. IT WAS ALREADY CUTTING COSTS, but, producing no profits as a reusable spaceship. But, ideology was more important than the Shuttle Program.

The administration at NASA did remarkably well in sending up a Shuttle every two weeks. It was not the frequency of use that caused the explosion, it was the O-rings that failed in cold weather.

CEOs make horrible USA Presidents. That is a fact and not ideology.

See how one tiny mishap can spell disaster for one of the most complex machines ever engineered. (click here)

The discussions about the ACA are dense with misinformation. The misinformation can be linked for the most part with political speak.

The statements made by citizens on "Washington Journal" are about misinformation,  improving but keeping the ACA, grateful for closing the "donut hole," mischief by insurance companies (bait and switch), political speak (deliberate misinformation) and the usual complaint about people on subsidies and how they should be on "Workfare (which is more misinformation - most people on subsidies are already working; ie: minimum wage and lack of unions). 

Reports this year regarding the ACA shows increases in enrollment.

The Democrats could prove they are the answer to the shortfalls of the ACA. Formulate better policy for the American complaints. They could make strong arguments for improving the ACA and hang it around the neck of the GOP. The GOP do not have a clue, nor is their media any better. The idea the ACA needed improvements while keeping the aspects of the original LAW is not replacement.

The Democrats have always been "the people's party." They can prove they are the answer by highlighting the failure of Republicans to have an answer, except, to keep the ACA without an immediate answer to replace it.

The two states that have found the ACA good law without complaints and requests improvements are Kentucky and West Virginia. Hang the assault of the ACA around the neck of the GOP.

The Democratic politics should include the MISINFORMATION in their focus. Here again is confusion of the public, which is the GOP's politics, that were never necessary in the first place.

I find it very interesting that the people of a state such as West Virginia, which is transitioning into the 21st Century from old forms of energy, is finding the ACA important. The Democrats have been worried about transitioning economies of states dependent on energy sources, ie: Hillary Clinton. Realizing West Virginia is able to take of their people while rebuilding it's economy is a real hero's story for the Democrats.

President Obama has been the future of the USA in his administration for eight years. The RNC has no answer for the country, but, only have political speak that is REGRESSIVE.

The First Lady, Michelle has brought health as a focus in her change in school lunch programs and removing sugar from the diets of our youngest Americans. Between she and her spouse the health of Americans were enormously served.

The one area of the USA demographics that have failed in improving health were white men in their 50s. If one pays attention there is a strong influence of Republican political hubris in that failure. They eat without regard to important health concerns, including, smoking cigarettes and high fat diets. ie: Where did the idea of fried butter sticks come from? It is a problem that the Democrats can address as part of their political platform. At one time the country as a whole was very worried about cigarette smoking and high fat diets; the DNC should return to that platform and the lack of willingness of this population to change and deprive to a better longevity and quality of life.

The DNC also has a strong program in demanding enforcement of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. There should be real political focus on the failure of Republican governors to protect their citizens health.

The current Vice President-Elect was elected to Indiana governor in 2012. He found the ACA's medicaid expansion helpful to his state.

In January 2015, (click here) the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Indiana’s amendment of its § 1115 demonstration, the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). The amended waiver implements the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion by building on the prior HIP demonstration. Beginning February 1, 2015, the new demonstration will cover nearly all adults ages 19-64 with income from 0-138% of the federal poverty level (FPL, about $16,242 per year for an individual in 2015) – an estimated 350,000 beneficiaries....

Cancer statistics in Indiana in 2012 (click here) include "Have No Health Care Coverage" responsible for 20.9 percent of cancers.

General Index to Indiana Cancer Reports (click here)

Democrats should also note there is a difference between incidence of illness, ie: cancer, and deaths by illness.

With the ACA there will be more reporting of incidence of disease opposed to deaths of disease. The reason for this because the ACA demands annual health screenings. The ACA is saving American lives by finding disease such as cancer and treating it. Americans will have better longevity and QUALITY OF LIFE because of the ACA and it's annual preventive screenings. 

The ACA and it's focus on prevention ALSO spurs medical research to find cures and treatments for disease. All and all the USA is beginning to experience better outcomes, including longevity and quality of life. 

It is the pride of Democrats to point to the ACA and their dedication to Americans.

Money isn't everything if one is not around to enjoy it. The ACA supports intact families.

"Death Rate by State" (click here)

"Cancer Incidence by State (click here)