March 26, 2020

Trump And End of Western Alliance




From Priorities U.S.A. ...

Please watch the video below.
The only way I can explain how this "incompetent" got to be President, is "paranoia". Us citizens, as a group, recognize that much of the world is catching up with us. We recognize we are no longer Godzilla of this planet called earth. This Paranoia exist even though for most of time after World War II we worked hard to bring more equality to the world.

Personally, I am proud of what we did. At the same time, it is reasonable to expect the remainder of the "free world" to step up as equals, and for the most part they have. If I was part of the Eurozone, I would be concerned whether that continent should continue to relay on the United States for its military protection.Trump cannot be trusted and that raises the question whether the American people can be trusted to elect moral, competent and trustworthy leaders. 


I suggest that the election of Trump proves we are no longer reliable. 

What do you think?

March 2, 2020

Bloomberg and "Stop & Frisk".

If Bernie Sanders becomes the Democratic nominee there is a good chance of Donald Trump being reelected. That is why Russia is supporting his nomination. Let that sink in as you consider whether to vote for Sanders. This country was not built on socialism, but it could be severely damaged by socialism. It is Controlled Capitalism that made the United States the envy of much of the world's population. Controlled Capitalism is what made America great and that is where we must return if we as a nation want to once again return to greatness.

The best candidate to take us there is most likely Michael Bloomberg, but first he must atone for his past sins including “Stop and Frisk” while he was Mayor of New York. He needs to confess he made a mistake.


 “In 2002, there were 97,296 "stop-and-frisk" stops made by New York police officers; 82.4% resulted in no fines or convictions. The number of stops increased dramatically in 2008 to over half a million, 88% of which did not result in any fine or conviction, peaking in 2011 to 685,724 stops, again with 88% (603,437) resulting in no conviction. Leading to the remaining 82,287 resulting in convictions. On average, from 2002 to 2013, the number of individuals stopped without any convictions was 87.6%.[1]
Part of the stop-question-and-frisk program is executed under Operation Clean Halls, a program in which private property owners grant officers prior permission to enter a property for enforcement against criminal activity.[12]
Some NYPD officers have objected publicly to the department's use of stop-question-and-frisk paperwork as a performance metric, which they claim encourages officers to overuse the practice and creates public hostility. Activists have accused the NYPD of encouraging stops through quotas, which department representatives have denied. In the vast majority of cases, no evidence of wrongdoing is found, and the stopped person is let go.”

With his wealth, perhaps Bloomberg should commit to spending $1 billion of his vast fortune to do exactly that. The positive result to his campaign would be far greater than spending another billion on political advertising. Further, most likely he will feel good about doing it.

February 23, 2020

Bloomberg Strategy

If Bernie Sanders becomes the Democratic nominee there is a good chance of Donald Trump being reelected. That is why Russia is supporting his nomination. Let that sink in as you consider whether to vote for Sanders. This country was not built on socialism, but it could be severely damaged by socialism. It is Controlled Capitalism that made the United States the envy of much of the world's population. Controlled Capitalism is what made America great and that is where we must return if we as a nation want to once again return to greatness.

The best candidate to take us there is most likely Michael Bloomberg, but first he must atone for his past sins including “Stop and Frisk” while he was Mayor of New York. He needs to confess he made a mistake.

Per Wikipedia, “In 2002, there were 97,296 "stop-and-frisk" stops made by New York police officers; 82.4% resulted in no fines or convictions. The number of stops increased dramatically in 2008 to over half a million, 88% of which did not result in any fine or conviction, peaking in 2011 to 685,724 stops, again with 88% (603,437) resulting in no conviction. Leading to the remaining 82,287 resulting in convictions. On average, from 2002 to 2013, the number of individuals stopped without any convictions was 87.6%.

Part of the stop-question-and-frisk program is executed under Operation Clean Halls, a program in which private property owners grant officers prior permission to enter a property for enforcement against criminal activity.

Some NYPD officers have objected publicly to the department's use of stop-question-and-frisk paperwork as a performance metric, which they claim encourages officers to overuse the practice and creates public hostility. Activists have accused the NYPD of encouraging stops through quotas, which department representatives have denied. In the vast majority of cases, no evidence of wrongdoing is found, and the stopped person is let go.”

With his wealth, perhaps Bloomberg should commit to spending $1 billion of his vast fortune to help the black citizens of New York. The positive result to his campaign would be far greater than spending another billion on political advertising. Further, most likely he will feel good about doing it.

December 16, 2018

Trump and our future

Is our democracy at risk of being destroyed? I woke up this morning thinking about this issue and It seems to be in danger more than at anytime in memory. A good indicator is the election and support of Donald Trump as President. He seems to be guided more by his need to own and control rather than by some set of values extending beyond his personal wealth, needs and ego.

Our President has lived a life that 99% of us have never seen and will never see in terms of wealth. His morals, or lack thereof  put him in a class by himself. He seems not to have any. He also seems to attract the same kind of people to make up his staff and personal acquaintances  This is only natural as we all do the same.

During much of my adult life I have worked in executive positions of corporations, both big and small. Most companies have mission statements which succinctly describes the core purpose of the organization including earning a reasonable return for its shareholders by providing superior products and services to its customers while complying with all rules, regulations, and laws of the land.

The  closest  thing that this country has to a Mission Statement is the Preamble to the Constitution which follows.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The preamble states that it is the mission of this country to meet the needs, wants and desires of its citizens. It does not distinguish between rich citizens and less wealthy citizens. It does not distinguish between citizens by the color of their skin, whether they are politicians or not, how long they have been citizens, by their heritage or any other factor. We are all equal as long as we abide by the laws of this country. We surrender some rights if we do not obey the laws of the various levels of government, all of which must meet the criteria laid out in our Constitution.

Citizens United has weakened our Constitution and our country. Politicians are less inclined to listen to their constituents if their constituents have less influence as to whether a given politician is elected. The voice of money in this country is very loud and getting louder.  Trump proves it. On a local level your congressman proves this premise and it needs changing. If this is not changed we must accept the fact that Trump will not be the last immoral, despicable person we elect to lead this country. Frankly from my view,, Hillary Clinton also fit into this category, but to a lesser extent.