Sunday, January 8, 2017

Political Fallacies of OUR SYSTEM .

Political Fallacies of OUR SYSTEM .
"All governments are more or less combinations against the people...and as rulers have no more virtue than the ruled...the power of government can only be kept within its constituted bounds by the display of a power equal to itself, the collected sentiment of the people."Benjamin Franklin Bache, 1780s .

FROM LAST YEARS NEWS It's hard to get over the year past { getting over the election fiasco} but we have a whole new 365 days to deal with . I don't know just where to start here. I wish it was still December , I was still on vacation .So from January on we just have another crazy and unexpected new year. It looks like with  a  new presidency that could be out within two years in terms of public appearances and delivering on promises. (***)>>I elaborate on that theory later .

.. Stupidity of the American voter and Corruption of the American government.


If nay one believes the propaganda that the Russian's somehow helped Trump get elected , you are being fed "misinformation" . I tried to explain before in past post to this blog that I don't believe Russia did it . I never voted for Trump , but I SUSPECT that it was an inside job by elements of the Republican party , cohorts within the the Democrats . How so ? THINK for once which "party" benefited from the Trump win ? (1.1)>>It was the Republican party! why would Russia pick the worst American political party to deal with ? While the Democrats can't explain for themselves why they lost . I ALSO believed the whole election we just had was nothing but a farce . Both Democrats and Republicans some how rigged their systems , FIRST it's easy to have noticed that Hillary was the DNC choice , no escaping that , emails leaks pointed political favoritism against Sanders . Hillary won the Democratic nomination EASILY. On the Republican side was Trump . Though we saw 17 other candidates  on the GOP side { believe that they were in on it } the GOP may have showed a "phony" resistance against Trump  , he was their man all a long . (1.2)>>The harsh truth is that NO RUSSIAN propaganda created the outcome of this election , but it was right within our two party system that made it . While this election scam was centered on Hillary's e-mails , no one at least the FBI pondered to investigate the GOP e-mails between Trump and several insiders within the GOP . As a American we have been lied to by our government . How can our Mr. Obama who is outgoing accuse the Putin government of sabotaging our election , by instilling "fake news", "propaganda"  { theories} ? Just who spread the nonsense ?  The allegation is that Russian-backed hackers penetrated the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails and gave that information to Wikileaks. (1.3>>That is not the same as hacking the election, which has become one of the most absurd pieces of fake news out there. As Guy wrote earlier today, a poll noted how a majority of Democrats (1.4)>>actually think that Russia stuffed the ballot boxes for Trump, showing how far liberals will go to avoid having a serious debate about why they lost. Despite the evidence, Obama pushed forward with making Russia the scapegoat for Clinton’s 2016 election loss to now President-elect Donald Trump.  Remember these are serious allegations,  it shows how branwashed our political system really is . While the two party system will go to great lengths to lie to the American voters , spread misinformation regarding what really , really happed in Nov 8th 2016 . The Answer . THE SYSTEM WAS RIGGED FROM INSIDE OUR NATION .~ Fin.

Kerry and Israel .

I had an Issue with Secretary of the State John Kerry , but never got around to address it . News sources {Kerry accuses Israel of undermining peace hopes, 29 December In a speech laying out the Obama administration’s parameters (2)>>for a final peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, Secretary of State John Kerry stated what has been obvious to most observers for many years: that Israel’s construction of Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian land has all but destroyed the two-state solution.Kerry’s speech focussed on a familiar theme: the settlements are imperilling the two-state solution. As early as 1968, according to a National Intelligence Estimate from that year, the U.S. understood that settlement expansion would make it “increasingly difficult” for Israel to pull out of Palestinian territory.When it comes to the question of a Palestinian state, anything is possible. Which, given the frustrating and enduring problems attendant to the issue, is almost tantamount to saying that nothing is possible. That is to say, it is possible that a tremendous breakthrough will soon occur and a Palestinian state will become a reality. The arc of history would then bend toward justice, or at least show itself as progressively less unjust. In the absence of such an event, however, certain stop-gap measures will have to suffice. The Palestinian Authority's announcement that it plans to seek recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN (2.1)>> Gaza
has been under siege for a decade.Now hundreds of settlements and outposts, with hundreds of thousands of Israelis, perforate the West Bank, and settlers play an outsized role in Israeli politics. As Kerry noted, their leadership has advanced “unprecedented new legislation that would legalize most of those outposts” under Israeli law, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose coalition depends on pro-settlement parties, supports. Settlement development has only accelerated during the American-mediated peace process, even as American military aid and diplomatic cover for Israel have continued.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led an onslaught of Israeli criticism of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's speech terming his speech a "great disappointment" and "biased" against Israel. The right-wing government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been uniformly, almost singularly, bad for Israel. It has proven itself to be provincial and nearsighted, unable to grasp changing geopolitical trends and unwilling to countenance inexorable demographic realities. Much of Netanyahu's coalition—including, I think it is safe to say, Netanyahu himself—does not in fact desire an end to the occupation; in fact, some parties in the coalition believe that Jews are biblically enjoined to settle in "Judea and Samaria," the Hebrew term for the West Bank. Moreover, the settlers (or if you prefer a less genteel term, one without the romantic overtones of the frontier, the colonizers) are often Haredi, or ultra-orthodox, Jews, many of whom consider their fealty to the Israeli state secondary at best. Other parties in Netanyahu's government, most prominently Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu party, are loath to concede land putatively because of security concerns. And there is a resistance to ending the occupation for more mundane reasons: housing is often cheaper in the West Bank. The Israeli government offers subsidies for the construction of housing in the West Bank, as well as subsidized loans and grants for those who wish to buy homes there. Not only are these policies inimical to ending the occupation, they are in fact designed to produce the opposite outcome. One cannot simultaneously prepare for a Palestinian state and deepen the structure of the occupation, not without either some level of deep cognitive dissonance or alarming disingenuousness.John Kerry told Israel that no deal with the Palestinian Arabs is better than a bad deal with the Palestinian Arabs About an hour after Kerry's speech (full text here), Netanyahu delivered a televised statement criticizing Kerry for attacking the "the only democracy in the Middle East" while terror is rampant and the "Middle East is in flames."

Nothing surprises me since this Right Wing take over of Washington D.C.  The Republicans would move to gut the  (3)>>House Ethics Committee . You just wonder why ? Its all about corruption . Our government is really corrupt , but getting rid of the Committee shows the true nature of the politicians we elected .  Just hours after Republicans voted to gut the House's independent ethics office, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s phone started lighting up with calls and texts. The California Republican had tried to warn his colleagues about the political risks of defanging the Office of Congressional Ethics during a closed-door, secret ballot roll call Monday night. And after that vote, a number of lawmakers who agreed with McCarthy raised serious concerns about approving the controversial pitch in a public vote the next day. In a closed-door meeting Monday, a day before the start of the 115th Congress, the House GOP adopted a rules package amendment to put the Office of Congressional Ethics under the jurisdiction of the House Ethics Committee. The move effectively gives the lawmakers themselves oversight over investigations into misconduct by lawmakers and staff. It will also prevent more information from being released to the public.The plan sparked immediate outrage, with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi calling ethics "the first casualty of the new Republican Congress." Some Democrats tied Trump to the move and said that it showed his campaign pledges to rid Washington of corruption were already getting abandoned. Trump's statement also pits him against GOP lawmakers on only the first day of a new Congress. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who helped to craft the Office of Congressional Ethics while a congressman, slammed Trump for calling it "unfair" to lawmakers.  It was supposed to be a triumphant morning for Republicans on Capitol Hill — a moment to demonstrate the merits of unified party rule in the age of Donald J. Trump. By noon, party leaders had a message for their charges: It was not going smoothly.The reversal came less than 24 hours after House Republicans, meeting in a secret session, voted to curtail the powers of the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent body created in 2008 after a series of scandals involving House lawmakers, including three who were sent to jail. It was part of a turbulent opening for the Trump era in Washington, marked by a Republican push in the Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Critics said the move would undercut President-elect Donald Trump’s vows to “drain the swamp,” and save lawmakers facing scrutiny the embarrassment of having charges aired in public. The office would be limited in its ability to accept anonymous tips and launch preliminary investigations.If passed by the full House, the measure would have effectively killed the office by stripping it of its independence. It would have reported to the House Ethics committee, meaning that Congress would ultimately control the investigations of its own members.

(***)>>I elaborate on that theory later . Will Trump survive ? Michael Moore, who correctly forecast the election of Donald Trump, predicted  that he will either resign or be impeached before his term as president is up. It could really happen . I presume that some "scandal" will surface . Trump could become a serious embarrassment to the Nation . Who knows? The man can be unpredictable at times. Perhaps he will mess up within the first few months. Perhaps it will be two years from now instead. He is actually pretty intelligent, but his emotions can often get in the way. My guess is somewhere around six months. Presidential historian Allan Lichtman told CNBC that the brash billionaire’s history of playing “fast and loose with the law” could see him being thrown out of Washington in the next four years.The academic at American University in Washington D.C was one of the first to correctly predict Trump’s shock election win.Lichtman also says that cases such as the Trump University scandal and the numerous sexual assault allegations against the him – prove that the President-elect has a better than average chance of being kicked out of office.The professor went on to say the property tycoon’s opponents within the Republican party may want his first term to be cut short – so that Vice President Mike Pence could take charge.He said: “Trump is a wildcard, he has no record of public service. “Republicans love control and they would love to see Mike Pence, the vice president, as president because he is predictable and controllable.”
(1.1)>>It was the Republican party! The nomination of Trump was the greatest swindle in American politics . If you figure Trump nomination win was a set up . Here is how it works , you start out with many candidates all running against each other from both parties .  What that process is that one of them is the "choice" of the party , the "choice" may have had inside "briefings" from the inner circle . While we are oblivious to what appears that the candidates were running against each other as part of the facade  , but as the game is played the nominee { Trump} who was the first choice of the party would win , see other GOP candidates giving him their endorsements . On the subject of the e-mails , who leaked what , it in MY OPINION was the FBI { I swear it's like Watergate } The FBI conducted a comprehensive, deep investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server and concluded it did not justify grounds for indictment, he reminded Tapper. He said the public would be better served to trust the career professionals who could not find a criminal case against Clinton.The currently serving FBI agent said Clinton is “the antichrist personified to a large swath of FBI personnel,” and that “the reason why they’re leaking is they’re pro-Trump.”The agent called the bureau “Trumplandia”, with some colleagues openly discussing voting for a GOP nominee who has garnered unprecedented condemnation from the party’s national security wing and who has pledged to jail Clinton if elected. INTERSTINGLY ENOUGH . Donald J Trump "invited" the Russians to hack into Hillary's e-mail , its enough for me to conclude that either the GOP , FBI and Wikileaks where in cahoots together to bring Mrs. Clinton down . They had already the hacked material to leak out. (1.2)>>The harsh truth is that NO RUSSIAN propaganda created the outcome of this election. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Russia was not behind the hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta. In an interview with Fox News set to air Tuesday, Assange told Sean Hannity that Russia was not the source of the email hack, contradicting reports from the intelligence community that the Russian government purposely interfered with the presidential election. Asked whether he could tell the American people “1,000 percent” that the emails did not come from Russia, Assange confirmed his stance. “We can say, we have said, repeatedly over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party,” he said.  (1.3>>That is not the same as hacking the election.  There were a significant number of republicans involved in the investigation and outrage over the actions of the Nixon administration. { if this were the case today with  Trump & Hillary } There were firings and resignations in the FBI, Justice Department and aides to the President. Name one democrat that has even questioned the indiscretions of any member of their party. Most do their best to spin, obscure or block any inquiries. Of course there was still a bit of honesty, honor and a sense of right and wrong back then. Absolutely none of that left anymore.  As for the Wikileaks aspect of this liberal delusion, co-founder Julian Assange has vociferously said that that his sources are not Russian . Now, one of the talking points about the Russians trying to tilt the playing field for Trump was the fact that they hacked both the DNC and the Republican National Committee, but only released the DNC data. Well, the RNC denies being hacked and aWall Street Journal piece added that the RNC’s cyber security prevented infiltration(1.4)>>actually think that Russia stuffed the ballot boxes for Trump. Joining Obama’s blame game on Russia, Clinton pointed to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the culprit who undermined her victory in the presidential election, telling donors in a December New York City speech that his “personal beef” with her incited his interference in the November contest. Corroborating Assange’s account, Fox News’ The Five Co-host Eric Bolling explained that Clinton initially blamed top campaign officials for her election loss – before suggesting voting fraud by pushing for numerous recounts. “Then it became the Russians’ fault, that the Russians affected the election – it’s none of the above,” Bolling insisted. “They had a flawed candidate – the worst candidate – not necessarily the worst human being – but the worst candidate that ran for president in my lifetime. The Russians didn’t make her come up and say ‘Deplorables,’ and it wasn’t Donald Trump who made Obamacare premiums skyrocket – double in some cases the week of the election.” Remember also the two Chief Democrats stated that Obama didn't go far enough in punishing Russia. These two war mongers know the whole thing is a lie, and use the lie just as cynically as the Democrats are. The Dems are faking  to invalidate Trump. Then  it's fishy opportunity to push for more wars and global dominance. It's shocking that both parties are idiots behind the hack , voter fraud . Sickening. 
(2)>>for a final peace agreement . In September 1993, President Clinton presided over a handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn - the climax of a "day of awe," as the press described it. (2.1)>> Gaza has been under siege for a decade. The economic blockade of Gaza is a form of collective punishment which residents say is like living in a prison. Though the military checkpoints, strong IDF presence and high walls lend the Strip a prison aesthetic, the cruelest element of the “prison” is the lack of economic freedom imposed by Israel’s blockade. Israel continues to maintain complete control of its border crossings with the Gaza Strip, and the air and sea space of the Gaza Strip – limiting the transfer of goods and people. Though they claim to have withdrawn their troops and that this leaves Gaza “not occupied,” they still maintain control over the tax system. As a result of these restrictions, 68% of residents live on less than a dollar per day. In contrast, your average Israeli live on eighty five times that. Inside their prison, Palestinians can’t get access to adequate health care, to education or to employment because of the internal controls imposed by Israel. They need permits from the Israeli authorities to gain access to land and crops.(3)>>House Ethics Committee . Though the office itself might be little-known outside Washington, it’s pursued more than 150 investigations into allegations that members of the House of Representatives acted unethically — shining a public light on behavior that would have gone unnoticed in the past and leading to more penalties for unethical acts than in earlier eras.And though many House Republicans argue that the office has overreached in its investigations, their attempt to gut the ethics watchdog right after a campaign in which they’d harshly criticized Hillary Clinton’s ethics proved politically indefensible — for now, at least. Trump is plagued by his own conflicts of interest, but it turns out that seeming to enable corruption is still politically toxic.

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