Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Jill Stein - Political Terrorist?



Click here for related story [Matt Palumbo: Jill Drops Bomb on Hillary]

Trying to follow all the Presidential candidates a year ago was a challenge; but, eventually, the herd was thinned by the voters as both Democrat and GOP contenders were weeded out by the voters during the Primary, leaving us with Hillary and Donald.  And, then there were the "Also Rans", the usual suspects running on the outside track like Gary Johnson [Libertarian Party], Jill Stein [Green Party], Darrell Castle [Constitution Party], Evan McMullin [Independent], Gloria LaRiva [Party of Socialism and Liberation], and a dozen others of minimal visibility.

So, traditionally, even though the Presidential Race often has more than a dozen candidates, the final selection usually narrows down to two principal candidates, and one or two viable Third Party candidates, whose role is to disrupt the basic election by taking away votes from one of the leading candidates, opening opportunities for Third Party visibility and, horse trading behind the scenes to trade support for future leverage by the maverick.


Evan McMullin succeeded in disgracing the Mormon religion and the state of Utah by running against Trump, with Romney playing the Mormon card and insisting that all Mormons vote for the Mormon candidate
(ignoring the Separation of Church and State clause in the Constitution).

Interestingly, Utah [the Mormon state] gave Trump both the overwhelming popular vote and all six of its Electoral Votes, reaffirming our trust in the Mormons we know and like.


So, in the 2016 Presidential Race, only Jill Stein and Gary Johnson garnered enough votes to make a difference.  Stein received 1% of the national popular vote, and no Electoral Votes.  She was criticized as a crooked politician when it was revealed her stock portfolio included the very industries which she criticized in her campaign.

Post election activities by Stein include her current campaign demanding "recounts" in the critical states in which Trump's popular vote overwhelmingly led to his victory, complete with Electoral votes.  Stein insists that the $6 million she has collected for the recount will be distributed to the Green Party after paying for the recounts -- but, wags claim that money will be headed into her personal bank account.

Meanwhile, the recount results must be filed by the federal deadline of 13 December.  If a state begins the process of an official recount and misses that deadline, there is a risk of not having their Electoral Votes count.

Stein is currently suing the state of Wisconsin to demand a hand-count of all the ballots; Wisconsin advised her that they had no intention of wasting their taxpayers' money to performa a hand-count for her ego stroking, but they would perform an electronic recount; they anticipate no significant change in the results.

Pennsylvania, where Trump won the popular vote by 70,000 ballots, essentially told Jill to Pound Sand since she missed the 21 November deadline to demand a recount; so now, she's suing Pennsylvania; but, the Secretary of State Pedro Cortes, advises that there is
"...no proof of fraud" -- the requirement for such a lawsuit.

That leaves Michigan, where the recount is automatic if the margin of votes is fewer than 2,000 votes; but, that recount will cost Michigan taxpayers about $2 million - over and above the $790,000 Stein must cough up to cover the recount cost [Michigan is on the verge of bankruptcy, so this is not a pleasant prospect].   However, the official tally just released by Michigan gave Trump a margin of 10,704 votes out of a total of 4.8 million votes cast.
The deadline for Stein to file for a recount is 2:06 PM, 30 November 2016.
[By the time you read this, that deadline will have passed]

Interestingly, Stein received a total of 51,463 votes in Michigan, which, had they gone to Hillary, would have given her the Electoral Votes to win.  Unfortunately, those voters wanted none of Hillary and would likely have not voted at all had Stein not been in the race.

At this point, Stein would need all three states to reverse their Electoral Votes to change the election; Pennsylvania has effectively blocked Stein's recount there, so there should be no point in proceeding in this process other than for Stein to continue collecting donations via her websites and on Facebook.

Stein insists that she is not necessarily interested in reversing the election, but rather, according to her:
         "...this is not likely to change the outcome, according to experts.
             It's the voters who benefit by standing up and saying 
                we deserve a voting system that is secure in which 
                   we know our votes are being counted and 
                         our votes are being respected."


Now, that IS a noble thought, and she is in full agreement with Donald Trump's statements during the Primary, where he noted the system, and the voting machines, were rigged.  And, if Stein's efforts result in causing Congress to revise the voting system to ensure the Soros style computer-rigging cannot recur, then she wins our vote of confidence.

Registered Voter Photo ID, Purple Ink
Perhaps we could follow the tried and proven method of developing countries, such as Afghanistan or Mexico, where voter identification with government issued photo IDs is required for to vote -- with paper ballots.

But wait, aren't we the ones who instituted those requirements in the countries we are assisting?  Might we try following the same procedures we demand be used in the countries we sponsor?

We'll cast aside the morality and ideals which Stein is espousing here; all terrorists start out as political idealists, but inevitably create chaos in their efforts to right the wrongs of the universe.  For the moment, let's look at this process from another perspective; i.e., the Constitution.

What we have here is still another gambit by the massive legal team employed by the incumbent Administration and the DNC, which has spent the last eight years examining the Constitution for every loophole missed by the Founding Fathers -- who, overall, did an excellent job of creating an ironclad document to guide the governance of the United States in perpetuity.

The Constitution was constructed to include the Electoral College so that a few major cities like Boston, Philadelphia, and New York could not control the national elections via their overwhelmingly huge vote, discounting the votes of states like Delaware, Vermont, and New Hampshire.  As the Nation expanded to today's elections, it's obvious that the popular vote of states like New York, California, Illinois, Florida, and Texas, with a population of 120 million [roughly a third of the entire US population] could control the national election.  Campaigning in only eight of the most populous states would assure a win in almost every election.

With Stein's money-grabbing campaign for "recounts", we enter that Slippery Slope our lawyers are so fond of referencing.

Specifically, if Stein somehow manages to force this election into Limbo, preventing Trump from being sworn in on 20 January because of a legal footnote, that would open the door to complete disruption of the Presidential elections from this point forward by malicious Third Party candidates demanding "recounts" -- to protect the voters.

Thus, Jill Stein would become the first successful Political Terrorist, with the accomplishment of destroying the US Presidential Election system, which would be neutered due to her efforts.

Jill could ensure that this Presidential Election would be our last.





Footnote:

1) We agree with Stein that our Presidential Election system needs to be made more efficient and less corrupt.  We would highly encourage Congress to set some apolitical deep thinkers to review the existing system and to eliminate those loopholes which Stein [and Soros] have exploited.


2) We note that Michael Ostrolenk is attempting to bring together the best minds in the IT world to find a way to make our voting machines and process hack-proof.  

We look forward to his success in this effort as it would remedy the destructive process of Jill Stein's "recount" campaign.










Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Remembering the WW2 Doolittle Raid

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Doolittle's Raiders; Only Four Survive
[As we regain our national dignity following the Presidential election, we can remember, with honor, a select few of the heroes who protected our country from those who attacked us on December 7, 1941.  These men honored our flag, and put their lives at risk to allow their grandchildren, and great grandchildren, the freedom to express themselves, with some seeking out"safe spaces" offended by those intent on reforming the corrupt government which now is in place.   We also note that this was a period in which the Press reported accurately, and Hollywood was not a Communist colony. 
We salute these heroes!]

 THE FINAL TOAST!

They bombed Tokyo 74 years ago.
 

They once were among the most universally admired and revered men in the United States .. There were 80 of the Raiders in April 1942, when they carried out one of the most courageous and heart-stirring military operations in this nation's history. The mere mention of their unit's name, in those years, would bring tears to the eyes of grateful Americans.
 
  
After Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor [December 7, 1941], with the United States reeling and wounded, our Pacific Fleet devastated,something dramatic was needed to turn the war effort around.
 
 
Although there were no friendly airfields close enough to Japan for the United States to launch a retaliation, a daring plan was devised. Sixteen B-25s
were modified so that they could take off from the deck of an aircraft carrier. This had never before been tried -- sending such big, heavy bombers from a carrier.
 
 
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The 16 five-man crews, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle, who himself flew the lead plane off the USS Hornet, knew that they would not be able to return to the carrier.
They would have to hit Japan and then hope to make it to China for a safe landing.
 
 
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But on the day of the raid, the Japanese military learned of the plan. The Raiders were told that they would have to take off from much farther out in the Pacific Ocean than they had counted on, so, they would not have enough fuel to make it to safety.
Undaunted, these crews went anyway.
 
They bombed Tokyo and then flew as far as they could. Four planes crash-landed;
11 more crews bailed out, and three of the Raiders died. Eight more were captured; three were executed. 
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Another died of starvation in a Japanese prison camp. One crew made it to Russia

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The Doolittle Raiders sent a message from the United States to its enemies, and to the rest of the world: We will fight. And, no matter what it takes, we will win!
 
 
Of the 80 Raiders, 62 survived the war. They were celebrated as national heroes, models of bravery. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced a motion picture based on the raid; "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," starring Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson, was a patriotic and emotional box-office hit, and the phrase became part of the national lexicon. In the movie-theater previews for the film, MGM proclaimed that it was presenting
the story "with supreme pride."


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Beginning in 1946, the surviving Raiders have held a reunion each April, to commemorate the mission. The reunion is in a different city each year. In 1959, the city of Tucson, Arizona, as a gesture of respect and gratitude, presented the Doolittle Raiders with a set of 80 silver goblets. Each goblet was engraved with the name of a Raider.  Every year, a wooden display case bearing all 80 goblets is transported to the reunion city. Each time a Raider passes away, his goblet is turned upside down in the case at the next reunion, as his old friends bear solemn witness.
 
 
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Also, in the wooden case is a bottle of 1896 Hennessy Very Special cognac. The year is not happenstance: 1896 was when Jimmy Doolittle was born.
 
 

There has always been a plan: When there are only two surviving Raiders, they would open the bottle at last, drink from it and toast their comrades who preceded them in death.
 
As 2013 began, there were five living Raiders; then, in February, Tom Griffin passed away at age 96.
 
 
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He defined the term "War Hero". After bailing out of his plane over a mountainous Chinese forest after the Tokyo raid, he became ill with malaria, and almost died. When he recovered, he was sent to Europe to fly more combat missions. He was shot down, captured, and spent 22 months in a German prisoner of war camp.
 
 
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The selflessness of these men, the sheer guts ... there was a passage in the Cincinnati Enquirer obituary for Mr. Griffin that, on the surface, had nothing to do with the war,but that was emblematic of the depth of his sense of duty and devotion:
 
 
"When his wife became ill and needed to go into a nursing home, he visited her every day. He walked from his house to the nursing home, fed his wife and at the end of the day brought home her clothes. At night, he washed and ironed her clothes. Then he walked them up to her room the next morning. He did that for three years until her death in 2005."
 
 
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So now, out of the original 80, only four Raiders remain: Dick Cole (Doolittle's co-pilot on the Tokyo raid), Robert Hite, Edward Saylor and David Thatcher. All are in their 90s.  They have decided that there are too few of them for the public reunions to continue.
 
 
The events in Fort Walton Beach marked the end. It has come full circle; Florida's nearby Eglin Field was where the Raiders trained in secrecy for the Tokyo mission. The town planned to do all it can to honor the men: a six-day celebration of their valor, including luncheons, a dinner and a parade.

Do the Dollittle Raiders ever wonder if those of us whom they helped to save the country have tended to it in a way that is worthy of their sacrifice? They don't talk about that, at least not around other people. But if you find yourself near Fort Walton Beach this week, and if you should encounter any of the Raiders, you might want to offer them a word of thanks. I can tell you from first hand observation that they appreciate hearing that
they are remembered.
 
 
The men have decided that after this final public reunion they will wait until a later date -- sometime this year -- to get together once more, informally
and in absolute privacy. That is when they will open the bottle of brandy. The years are flowing by too swiftly now; they are not going to wait until there are only two of them.
 
 
They will fill the four remaining upturned goblets. And raise them in a toast to those who are gone. 
 
 
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Their 70th Anniversary Photo 
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David Thatcher, a staff sergeant during the Doolittle Raid, smiles with pride as he listens to a speaker talk about the Doolittle Raiders, April 20, 2013 in Fort ...