Issue One, European Bison?

DW News is reporting; The frontrunner in the French presidential, Emmanuel Macron, has been the target of “fake news” spread by news outlets owned by the Russian state, the chairman of his party told reporters on Monday.

 

Reuters is reporting; Drawing a parallel with the U.S. presidential elections in which U.S. intelligence agencies saw the hand of the Kremlin. Richard Ferrand, secretary-general of the Onwards party, remarked, ‘The Americans saw it, but it came too late’.

 

In view of all the above turmoil, the real news for me is that Marine Le Pen’ is campaigning on a pledge of ‘France First’, to take France out of the European Union, following the British lead, that can only mean continued sparks setting the European Union on a course of being ‘no more’ or weakening it toward that end. The Opinionway poll, has Mrs. Le Pen with a 26.5 percent lead over former Prime Minister Francois Fillon with his 25 percent. Mrs. Le Pen has stated she doesn’t want France to become more ‘globalised’ then it already is. If the European Union which has kept the peace in Europe, keeping centuries of old world pettiness in the background will now be free to come to the front of every argument that can only lead to fighting words once again. WWone and WWtwo and counting…

 

In the upcoming months elections, will be held throughout Europe with right wing popularization parties gaining more and more creditability with strict home rule exertion in sight, with a ‘my state’ mentality, which has found a kinship in the ‘Make America great, again’ movement in the U.S., now spreading throughout Europe and perhaps the world…

 

A Few Words from an Alternate Sponsor

What follows in brief, is not American egalitarianism…?

 

Immigrants and refugees upon arrival in any new place tend to settle in the same areas finding comfort among the likeminded such as themselves which in some large cities can mean as much as five to fifteen blocks, encompassing businesses, schools and religious institutions with reminders all-around of their home countries. So, it was possible for some to peek out of their windows to a sight that they have long feared but prayed would never come, as government box-like shaped vans two or three in number, entered the neighborhood inserting

uniformed men into residential buildings and businesses rounding up men, women and children in a manner not seen since before and including WW2 in Europe, something the older ones have known and have seen before, the younger ones having only seen in movies, with the results the same, deportation, governmental deportation, which has never been a good or welcoming sight or event, their fears dictate harm or even death…not to be witnessed in this home free blessed America…now a myth, where slaves have prayed, if only we can make it North, we shall be free and safe for ever more…the myth once believed now proven to be just that without any words…

 

Unnatural Phenomenon

The Schutzstaffel, literally “Protection Squadron”) was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers’ in Nazi Germany. In 1925, Heinrich Himmler joined the unit, which had by then been reformed and given its final name. Under his direction (1929–45), it grew from a small paramilitary formation to one of the most powerful organizations in Nazi Germany. From 1929 until the regime’s collapse in 1945, the SS was the foremost agency of surveillance and terror within Germany and German-occupied Europe. Source, Wikipedia…

 

U.S. immigration authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least a half-dozen states this week in a series of raids that marked the first large-scale enforcement of President Donald Trump’s Jan. 26 order to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally.

The raids, which officials said targeted known criminals, also netted some immigrants who did not have criminal records, an apparent departure from similar enforcement waves during former President Barack Obama’s administration that aimed to just corral and deport those who had committed crimes. Source, Chicago Tribune…

 

Immigration officials confirmed that agents this week raided homes and workplaces in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, the Los Angeles area, North Carolina and South Carolina, netting hundreds of people. But Gillian Christensen, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said they were part of “routine” immigration enforcement actions. ICE dislikes the term “raids,” and prefers to say authorities are conducting “targeted enforcement actions.” Source, Chicago Tribune…

 

Immigrants and refugees upon arrival in any new place tend to settle in the same areas finding comfort among the likeminded such as themselves which in some large cities can mean as much as five to fifteen blocks, encompassing businesses, schools and religious institutions with reminders all-around of their home counties. So, it was possible for some to peek out of their windows to a sight that they have long feared but prayed would never come, as government box-like shaped vans two or three in number, entered the neighborhood inserting

uniformed men into residential buildings and businesses rounding up men, women and children in a manner not seen since before and including WW2 in Europe, something the older ones have known and have seen before, the younger ones having only seen in movies, with the results the same, deportation, governmental deportation, which has never been a good or welcoming sight or event, their fears dictate harm or even death…not to be witnessed in this home free blessed America…now a myth, where slaves have prayed, if only we can make it North, we shall be free and safe for ever more…the myth once believed now proven to be just that without any words…

 

Healthcare is Integrated Circuitry

Who invented the automobile?

    

Karl (Carl) Benz.

This question does not have a straightforward answer. The history of the automobile is very rich and dates back to the 15th century when Leonardo da Vinci was creating designs and models for transport vehicles. If we had to give credit to one inventor, it would probably be Karl Benz from Germany. Many suggest that he created the first true automobile in 1885/1886. Source, Everyday Mysteries, website…

 

No one with a keen sense astonishment would dare think that the first automobiles that rolled off an assembly line were fully formed and developed, it took years of tinkering up to and including the current models that are on the streets today and are still in development with each new reiteration of new models yearly. And so, it is with any healthcare insurance system designed to cover and protect the masses with all its infinitesimal requirements severing both the business collective and each individual consumer per their needs. The Republicans cry of ‘repeal and replace’, are finding that task would be more arduous then shouting a simple slogan with cheering crowds drowning out the realities of the matter. Too few Americans know that Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act mean and are the same thing, Obamacare is political whereas the ACA is not, its healthcare insurance, insurance that they need and want. The President has admitted on Fox News that any meaningful action on health insurance may not even happen in its early stages until next year, I say late next year if at all. So, in my view the best that the Republicans can do for the American people and it’s my hope that they will just tweak what is not working and enhance what is working and let the chips fall where they may, with an ‘old wine in a new bottle’, mentality, sort of speak…One last point that has always been a truism in business, the President has also stated that to ‘repeal and replace’ the ACA would be a ‘difficult process’, especially at a lower prices than current, now here’s that truism, ‘you get what you pay for’…so watch out…

Environmental Extrasensory Perception

CNBC has reported that President Donald J. Trump has sold his investment interest in Energy Transfer Partners, the company currently overseeing the Dakota Access Pipeline, as he called this week his ‘travel ban,’ common sense; is he a lover of common sense? we shall see.

 

A body of water that is used by a community for all its aqua needs, especially its drinking water is in mortal danger. It would not be a good idea to place a manufacturing enterprise anywhere near a reservoir, or access roads where automotive rubber and gasoline run off could contaminate it, likewise any land cultivation such as farming where large amounts of toxic pest control products will be used spilling into the water after a hard rain. Common sense. Now having stated the obvious common dangers threating any pristine body of water. Who in their right mind, except those looking for some monetary gain, would run a pipeline under a body of water, used for the transport of raw petroleum, even if there was a minimum of a chance of a leak spoiling the drinking water of a community perhaps for all time.  Did I hear someone utter the words common sense?

 

Rational Intervention

I have never considered myself an alarmist one who would shout fire when there clearly was not one, however, since the last presidential election, it seems that the nation has been inching toward a cave in on its self, a collapse, a crumping as if its standard never existed. This administration’s recent attacks on the media as if it was out to get it, and now the court of appeals, that it sees as attacking its executive authority instead viewing it as a co-branch of authority engaging in the governmentese in partnership for the wellbeing of the nation, it’s as if this administration is taking any challenge or even a cross examination of its governing policies personally, if that’s even possible. To think that a nation of immigrants, its life blood since its founding is now a disease seeking some sort of a cure all, that only it is endowed with. Finally, this administration has repeatedly stated a false hood that can be in its own words be played back in its opposition to its self, is a tragic irony in the making.

 

Have just learned that the White House is using its platform to comment on and perhaps promote the Trump or a member’s family business or businesses, viewing its failing as an attack on presidential policies, I ask rhetorically what’s next?  

 

So, I am today urging, no begging, Congress to draw up articles of impeachment against the President and to reconvene a committee on un-American activities to explore reasons as to why proceedings of impeachment are not in order …for the further good of the nation now and its future for ever more…

The Conscientiously Engaged Professional

I have never been a part of the U.S. government, the closest having served in the U.S. Army Europe for fourteen months before being unceremoniously asked to leave, nonetheless this I know, the backbone of every governmental agency owe its operating success its under pinning’s to the second echelon of professional career minded personnel that remain in place no matter whom is appointed to head it. To put it more expressively they know how to make the trains run on time and where all the bodies are buried more than any newly installed department head no matter how smart will ever know or could ever hope to learn in any amount of time in the life of an administration. I further submit that most governmental authoritative agencies could run very well without the administrative appointed head who has only been placed in charge to spear head the new administrations directives, point of view and policies. The role of the professional career agency operative is solid and has never been more important and in demand than when in the hands of a West Wing filled with rank amateurs without any given inner agency governmental experience from the very top on down as to the affairs of state and the running of a top governmental agency responsible for the nation’s welfare and wellbeing. So, when just a few agency professionals, as reported by Reuters, on the 26th of January 2017, four senior top State Department officials were asked to leave their posts, can only mean that the affairs of State and the nation are no longer in good hands…