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Why Must Trump Do the Right Things the Wrong Way? The president's announcement on not allowing transgender Americans to serve in the military is the latest example of how he sabotages his own policies Take, for example, the first version of his so-called travel ban. While I agreed with the fundamental policy goals - a slight moderation on refugee admissions, general re-evaluation of security-screening procedures, and a pause on entries from specific jihadist nations....
As Davis French sees it.
What Does China Want From The Bahamas? At its closest point the Bahamas (Bimini) are only 50 miles from Florida! The Abaco Island group, where the Chinese are building a port is 180 miles. As one might be aware, the recent Chinese expansion of the Panama Canal, has opened the door to their expansion and "investment opportunities" in the lower Caribbean while working their way up to our door steps. This is not unlike their expansion in the South China Sea. You'll never read about it, except in our our exclusive here
What a Weird, Wired World It Was. There used to be a cord. Bulky. Corkscrew-shaped. Tied to the machine that was hanging on the wall. There were holes in the receiver, wires inside.....There were roads with poles along them that carried these voices via wires to my friend across town and relatives across the country. remember as a teen talking to girls and first boyfriends. "He likes you." "Did you hear" "Oh my god." This was before acronyms and liquid crystal displays, ambient light sensors and touch-screens. There was only sound.
Two Telephone Tales
The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming!
Freaked out Dems see collusion everywhere. "They wake up hysterical every day saying the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming, collusion everywhere, Americans are under attack, our way of life is coming to an end and Chicken Little and the sky are falling". Yet their hysteria has nothing to do with Russia and everything to do with their hatred for President Trump. A got to see Definitive Video
When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope.
The document, carried as, "Special Importance," read: "Regarding Senator Kennedy's request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov that he was "very troubled" by U.S.-Soviet relations", which Kennedy attributed to President Reagan's "belligerence and stubbornness, According to Kennedy, reported Chebrikov, "the current threat is due to the President's refusal to engage any modification to his politics." The story
To the Conservative Right, Putin is no Archvillain.
Mr. Putin is no arch-villain in his understanding of America-Russian relations. Rather, he personifies many of the qualities and attitudes that conservatives have desired in a president: a respect for traditional Christian values, and a swelling nationalist pride. In this view, the Russian president is a brilliant tactician, a slayer of murderous Islamic extremists - and not incidentally, a leader who outmaneuvered and emasculated President Barack Obama on the world stage. The rest of the story
THIS IS FUN, It's a super gigapixel photo of President Trumps inauguration. By clicking here and using your mouse you can scan and see the faces in the crowd in great detail. You will see senators and congressman, Supreme Court Judges, Brass in the Military, FBI, CIA and NSA folks if you know them. You'll see White House staff and all sorts agency people. There are even what some would call some shady looking characters.

Liberals can't deal with a President who takes America's side.
"Sansour symbolizes much of why liberalism is a total failure, rejected by all who are decent and normal". Leftists, especially liberal feminists, drool over her hatred of normal women who don't buy into her ideology. She is the perfect heroine for a progressive movement. The Story As a counter you might want watch a short video from Pragar U. by Tammy Bruce, formally on the board of the National Organization for Women. She speaks to the fundamentals.
Transgender Men in Women's Showers Must Get 'Dignity and Respect,' Says U.S. Army
Female soldiers must show "dignity and respect" to transsexual men who join them in their shared showers, according to training manuals leaked by soldiers in a mandatory class. Female soldiers in showers are supposed to ignore visible biology and act as as if nothing has happened when some male shares the shower room with them. They will not even be allowed to cover themselves because it could signal a lack of "respect". The story

Seems college kids of today, -----> millinials, or emotional over sensitive "snowflakes", as they have become to be known, have, when objecting to an idea especially in politics have vehemently raised a ruckus. This includes driving an objectionable guest lecturer off campus to protests and riots. They affect the attitude of a spoiled adolescent and can not tolerate criticism or even dialogue on their objection. British/American author, motivational speaker and marketing consultant Simon Sinek has his take on this trend.

    



The Obama administration and the 2016 primary season, once again created a rush to the left. Identity politics, class warfare and big government make comebacks. Candidates inspired by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and a host of well-funded groups have embraced sharply leftist ideas. Bigger government handouts won't win working-class voters back. It's the fallacy of the left, believing that voters just need to be shown how much they are getting in gov't benefits. In reality, these voters see themselves as being penalized for maintaining the values of hard work... OPINION
1) Headline: Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. from Politics. Then He Shaped an Election. As the F.B.I. investigated Hillary Clinton and the Trump campaign, James B. Comey tried to keep the bureau out of politics but plunged it into the center of a bitter election. This supposedly the NYTimes' official record. The OpEd is here. 2) Headline: Trump Drops the Hammer on Comey. The following exposé was originally posted on authors facebook page and the new social media platform "steemit" and numerous other sources all rated excellent despite little is know of its author, Lisa Frank. You be the Judge.
Her exposé is here
Its new guard veers even further left against liberal values and toward progressive politics. The ACLU was once a nonpartisan organization focused on liberty and equality before the law. In recent years it has chosen its battles with an increasingly left-wing sensibility. In doing so, it has become considerably more equivocal and sometimes even hostile toward core civil liberties concerns of free speech and due process. Who could say it better than Wendy Kaminer and Alan Dershowitz. You'll find their OpEd here.



We all know the story of Dunkirk, so we know how it turns out. The movie portrays no fighting up to the point where the Britts were pushed to the beaches. There was no mention of Churchill, fighting of consequence once there, except the strafing from a trio of Messerschmitts. In terms of accuracy, it may rate high but the movie lacks character and story development and you never saw the enemy only their planes. One might wonder what the story was about. For this writer a great disappointment. It is no Private Ryan. The dogfights were visually stimulating and good reviews are plentiful.     See What's Fact, What's Fiction.




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Scheduled Events
First Tues of each month at the Waldemere Firehouse across from SMH. 7:00-8:30. Parking Map

Tuesday August 1st - Speaker:

"The Five Generations in America Today"
by Gerontologist, Eadne Mela

Unlike the past when generation after generation would repeat similar lifestyles patterns, the 20th and 21st centuries have seen such changes that no generation has had the opportunity to repeat itself. This is especially true for Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, GenXers, Millennials and GenZ.

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Tuesday Sept 5th - Speaker:

DOUBLE HEADER
Mysterious Deaths By "Suicide"
by Simona Pipko (Soviet Attorney, Author, Sleuth)
and
Real Cuba in Pictures and Words
Dr. Rich Swier (PhD USC, Blogber, Vet)

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Tuesday Oct 3rd - Speaker:

Matt Bruce - Radio Personality

CAPT AMERICA'S 3rd WATCH
WLSS 2:00-6:00AM
Vietnam Vet, Fire-Rescue Captain, First Responder to the WTC on 9/11

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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear".
--Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BC





UPDATE on Obama's OFA - "Organizing for Action" - 30,000 strong working to disrupt everything that our current president is trying to do.




Trump's Cheese In The Maze Strategy Operation Overlord, the most successful amphibious invasion in history, was in no small part successful due to the most effective deception and disinformation campaign in history. The key to the Allies completely fooling the Germans as to the real location of the invasion (Normandy) as opposed to where Adolf Hitler thought the troops would land (Calais). When the invasion came, Hitler foolishly withheld critical reinforcements while still awaiting the "real" invasion. So what does this have to do with Trump? Read the story

Members of Congress, get out of town "Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government. Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would, like Esau, sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Well, that's a bit harsh, but only a wee bit. Yet that excerpt from Oliver Cromwell's 1653 speech, in which he described lawmakers as having "contempt of all virtue"..... The rest of the story

Is There An Economic Incentive to Cure Cancer?     There is HUGE money to be made in The Nation of Cancer. Unfortunately while in the service of 'treating' cancer rather than curing cancer, why would industry players want a cure? The Pharmaceutical Industry is the worst. This should be obvious..... What would the world look like if billions less were required for intravenous supplies, colostomy bags, Jackson-Pratt drains, and with fewer applications for use of the DaVinci Robot and surgical supplies, expensive CT scan, Pet Scan, MRI and Neutron Beam device use. Then there are the cancer services at hospitals departments and Oncology centers and on and on ..... Opinion

Bill Gates warns Germany's open door policy to migrants will overwhelm Europe
and urges leaders to 'make it more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via current routes'. Also he has warned that European leaders risk deepening the migrant crisis by being too generous to those arriving on the continent. 'Germany cannot possibly take in the huge number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe' while praising Chancellor Merkel's commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of GDP on foreign aid as 'phenomenal', and asked other European leaders to follow suit.
The Story is here.....

For Whom the Bell Tolls, Sell
Is this a bull market or a mania? You never know for sure, except in retrospect.... A friend of mine used to run a large-growth mutual fund. In the dot-com mania of 1999, he told me that tens of millions of new capital would flow in every single day. Trying to figure out where to put it, he would consider the new batch of initial public offerings - and then inevitably he just would buy more Yahoo or America Online or Cisco or, what the heck, Yahoo again...Today, money is flowing into into the biggest names: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google - classic momos, or momentum stocks, the church of what's working now. What could possibly go wrong? The Story.....

Will genome editing with the new easy and cheep tech-nology, usher in an era?
Are the Gene Editors Only Getting Started? CRISPR makes altering the human genome widely available and cheap. So what is CRISPR? The two articles and video included here explain what you'll need to know yet leave you with many unanswered questions. We can say the fur is rising on the necks of bioethicists. They fear that geneticists will play god and precipitate a backlash from nature that could be disastrous to the human race and Big Brother will hold a banquet. All you need to know is here....

An analogy of nature and it's application to politics. This hilarious story illustrates ones resistance to change but let not the light hearted explanation laid out here diminish its rationale. It begins with five monkeys. The Critique.....

States by Fiscal Condition 2016. Bottom Five; Kentucky, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. See them all...

Gay Pride Drifts - But to Where? After winning on marriage, it faces an identity crisis. Justin Trudeau made history by marching with tens of thousands of people in Toronto's Gay Pride parade, becoming the country's first sitting prime minister to participate. In post-Christian America, support for gay rights is barely about gays anymore; rather, this year's Pride parade in New York City was marked primarily by denunciations of President Trump. For large stretches of it, gay pride was shelved, subordinated to the demands of the political moment. In Toronto, Pride rolled over to the demands of the local chapter of Black Lives Matter and banned police from its march. In Chicago, Pride banned Jews... The Story.....

Illinois is like Venezuela now, a fiscally broken state that has lost its will to live, although for the moment, we still have enough toilet paper. But before we run out of the essentials, let's finally admit that after decade upon decade of taxing and spending and borrowing, Illinois has finally run out of other people's money. Those "other people" include taxpayers who've abandoned the state. And now Illinois faces doomsday. Presented in this tongue and check essay by Chicago Tribune journalest, John Kass is one solution. Also shown (VIDEO) is an alternative solution by Lou Dobbs. Have a Laugh.

Residents know SRQ is Sarasota Florida's Airport code. Folks used to come to Sarasota for the relaxed atmosphere, slower pace, beautiful gulf beaches, it's bay and water fun. It's also been a haven for artists whose community consists of fine and contemporary art to performing art all starting during the days of Ringling. A first time visitor will no doubt be impressed. A returning visitor after a decade is less likely. Quaint downtown is now canyon lands. Streets are shadowed by high rise condos and office buildings on both sides with a half dozen or more planned as 2017 heads into 2018. Continued.....

How tech sleuths cracked the mysterious code that turns your printer into a spying tool. You wouldn't have noticed it unless you knew where - and how - to look, but the top-secret National Security Agency document leaked to the Intercept and published recently contained a clue that may have led authorities to its source. Spread throughout the pages were barely visible yellow dots, each less than a millimeter in diameter, repeated over and over in the same rectangular pattern. You could see them by zooming in on the pages and adjusting the color. Or, if you had the original printed papers, you could have inspected them with a magnifying glass and a blue LED light. The story.

Rage is all the Rage, and It's Dangerous What we are living through in America is not only a division but a great estrangement. It is between those who support Donald Trump and those who despise him, between left and right, between the two parties, and even to some degree between the bases of those parties and their leaders in Washington. It is between the religious and those who laugh at Your Make Believe Friend, between cultural progressives and those who wish not to have progressive ways imposed upon them. It is between the coasts and the center, between those in flyover country and those who decide what flyover will watch on television next season. What Peggy Noonan has to say.

Physicists Outline 10 Different Dimensions and How You'd Experience Them We may remember the graphed coordinates from math class with the x and y-axes plus a third dimension, depth (the z-axis). Another way to look at it is latitude, longitude, and altitude, which can locate any object on Earth. These are followed by the fourth dimension, space-time. Everything has to occur somewhere and at a certain time. After that, things get weird. (God shows up too.) The leading theory today to explain the nature of our universe, contends that there are 10 dimensions. That's nine of space and one of time. Your Journey is here. (includes video)

The cult of ignorance in the US: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America. There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility. Dumbness, to paraphrase the late senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, has been steadily defined downward for several decades, by a combination of heretofore irresistible forces. These include the triumph of video culture over print culture; a disjunction between Americans' rising level of formal education and their shaky grasp of basic geography, science and history. Continued.....

Unlike gold or dollar bills, the digital currency known as bitcoin does not physically exist. There is no there there. Even so, there is excitement - and speculation. And a wild rollercoaster ride. The price of bitcoin has more than tripled recently. At one point in May, the value of a single bitcoin spiked above $3,000, only to yo-yo back down. Once only a curiosity with strong appeal to libertarians and technologists, bitcoin's supporters now include hedge fund managers, titans of industry and a former Treasury secretary. Some say the currency - and its unique underlying technology - have crossed a threshold of respectability, even as new problems loom. The story.

A new bill would require the NYPD to disclose & describe all "surveillance technology," which it defines as "equipment, software, or system capable of, or used or designed for, collecting, retaining, processing, or sharing audio, video, location, thermal, biometric, or similar information." The cops would have to post this information online annually and respond to public comments. The effort is backed by such anti-antiterror stalwarts as the New York ACLU and the Brennan Center. Manhattan Democrat Daniel Garodnick, a co-sponsor, says the measure would Continued.....

Democratic pressure is ceaseless yet Republicans struggle despite controlling the White House and both branches of Congress. Why, because most GOP leaders (RINOS) just dont want to make waves by supporting Trump. They are content in their jobs with its perks, put personal interest above constituents and are essentially cowards fearing becoming the focus of the Democrats and their allies in the press. Buy haey, no one can say it better that Judge Jeanine Pirro.
Watch her video.

Illinois careens into financial meltdow and not even the lottery is safe. Illinois is grappling with a full-fledged financial crisis and not even the lottery is safe - with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner warning the state is entering "banana republic" territory. Facing billions in unpaid bills and pension obligations, the state is hitting a cash crunch that is rare even by Illinois standards. A top financial official just warned 100 percent of the state's monthly revenue will be eaten up by court-ordered payments. And Illinois will - literally - lose the lottery if the budget fails. The story.

Republican Chairman of House Oversight Committee - Congressman Jason Chaffetz (Utah), QUITS!His interview explains how this good man became dispirited, deflated and demoralized during the process of trying to get things done in DC. "The reality is, sadly, I don't see much difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration. I thought there would be this, these floodgates would open up with all the documents we wanted from the Department of State ...... That's my experience, and that's not what I expected." Watch the interview.

Obama's third term began post Election. It's been learned that Obama was planning to run the country from outside the White House. And that the "Obama Anonymous" - a network of staffers embedded in the government was the real threat. Since then Obama's Kalorama mansion has become a shadow White House. And the Obama Anonymous network later to become the "OFA" was doing everything it can to bring down an elected government. Valerie Jarrett has moved into the shadow White House to plot operations and Tom Perez has given him control of the corpse of the DNC after fending off a Sandernista bid from Keith Ellison.
The full story


Before my son became a Marine, I never thought much about who
was defending me. Now when I read of the war on terrorism or the coming conflict in Iraq, it cuts to my heart. When I see a picture of a member of our military who has been killed, I read his or her name very carefully. Sometimes I cry. In 1999, when the barrel-chested Marine recruiter showed up in dress blues and bedazzled my son John, I did not stand in the way. John was headstrong, and he seemed to understand these stern, clean men with straight backs and flawless uniforms. I did not. I live on the Volvo-driving, higher education-worshiping North Shore of Boston. I write novels for a living. I have never served in the military. Continued.....

Washington D.C. is not supposed to be the center of the world and yet four of the seven richest counties in the U.S. are now the suburbs that ring Washington, D.C. Why - because it is a river of money and corruption and all sorts of power. Our entire national mindshare flows to here like Washington like it is the center of everything - and where the working class neighborhoods of the high rolling bureaucrat class lives. Washington builds no iPhones. It doesn't really build much of anything, and it doesn't create any wealth - it just takes it.....
The whole story.

Ayn Rand, Russian-American novelist, playwright, and philosopher. She was sharply critical of most philosophers and philosophical traditions known to her, except for Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas. Literary critics received Rand's fiction with mixed reviews, and academia generally ignored or rejected her philosophy, though academic interest. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. She has been a significant influence among libertarians and American conservatives. Her story.


Sessions ends revenue stream for Obama's leftie Slush Funds
"We're not talking about chump change here. My understanding is in the last 30 months before the new administration came in, the Justice Department had funneled about a billion dollars to outside third party groups". And who exactly received the money? "Environmental groups, civil-rights groups, ACORN-type groups, even Volkswagen Dieselgate settlement which includes $2 Billion investment towards electric cars." Story with Video

Justice Ginsburg must disqualify herself in the Trump travel ban case In a series of interviews last July, she leveled disparaging comments about then-candidate Trump that were stunning and unprecedented for a sitting high court justice. In a CNN interview, she said of candidate Trump, "He is a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns?" The whole story.

Schumer's in a bind. Play on tax reform or lose the state and local deduction. The Senate Minority Leader recently styled part of President Trump's tax plan as "a dagger aimed at the heart" of New Yorkers. Like many other Democrats, he's apoplectic about a plan to end the state and local tax deduction.........Note that New York and California, which are home to top income-tax rates above 12%, have been run by progressives for decades. Which brings us to the left's real objection: The deduction underwrites spending and punitive taxes that would be harder to sustain politically without the generous federal write-off. The Rest of the story

Why Do the Young Reject Capitalism? At the same time, they celebrate entrepreneurs and free enterprise. When did capitalism become anathema to young people - and why? About a year ago the Institute of Politics at Harvard released survey results showing that more than half of respondents between 18 and 29 do not support capitalism, the free-market system that underpins our economy. An astonishing one-third said they support socialism. Clearly the tenets of capitalism are deeply and fundamentally misunderstood. The story and statistics.

Most of us know of Einstein's Relativity as E=mc2. It's the simple formula for calculating / explaining of the very large in the universe - gravity, planets, galaxies, black holes etc. On the other side of the coin there is the very small and its formulary called Quantum Mechanics. That would be atoms, electrons, quarks, neutrinos etc. As was Einstein and todays physicists, they have been trying to find a formula for both. The problem is, what happens at the quantum level defies logic. Even Einstein called events "Spooky" and riddled by paradoxes. Relax and be mesmerized by this 27 minute Video made for the would be physicist in us. Some say it even proves Harshem. The Video

How Trump can pull us back from the Abyss of Terrorism "We stand with our European allies, but we will not walk in their foot steps and repeat their mistakes." That is the message the president must convey to the American people in light of the growing Islamic insurgency in the West.Like the story of the frog in gradually boiling water, we become acclimated to the most potent and dangerous absurdities foisted upon us by the political elite. No other generation of western leaders would have allowed the Islamic insurgency to fester within their own countries for this long and still remain willfully blind to the existential threat within their midst. Yet here we are, and none of the western leaders are willing to confront the truth. The story.

North Korea Dreams of Turning Out the Lights. Detonating a nuke above Seoul would sow chaos. Conventional wisdom holds that it will be years before North Korea can credibly threaten the U.S. with a nuclear attack. Kim Jong Un's scientists are still testing only low-yield nuclear weapons, the thinking goes, and have yet to place them on ballistic missiles capable of reaching America's West Coast. While its technological shortcomings have been well documented, North Korea's desire to provoke a nuclear conflict with the U.S. should not be minimized or ignored. Pyongyang is surely close to getting it right. For South Korea the danger is more immediate. ..... The full story.