Clear and Present Danger

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There's been a lot of talk from the farther left that Trump is a symptom and not the disease. That he is simply the next step in this unfortunate reality we face, an in your face representation of what this country has devolved into and that we should not focus on him like the democratic party is doing but on the bigger picture.

Is There Really a Gerasimov Doctrine?


A friend recently recommended that I take a look at an article by Molly McKew, "an expert on information warfare" entitled The Gerasimov Doctrine that was published by Politico last fall. The ominous subtitle of the piece is "It's Russia's new chaos theory of political warfare and it's probably being used on you." In the first paragraph McKew writes:

Some Very Smart, Shrewd Geniuses Agree, Trump is "a very stable genius”

Donald Trump has never been accused of over-modesty. His recent Tweet that he’s a “very stable genius,” however, seems over-the-top — batshit crazy, even for him.

Strangely, and for once, he’s actually right. Some very smart, shrewd people — Nobel Prize-winners, certified geniuses — agree with him. Read on, and here’s why they may be right.


Through Knowledge Peace

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December 28, 2017. Cleveland is in a deep freeze. It seems to have come about a month early this winter. The weather service forecasts the cold spell to run for at least another week. I am driving through icy, slushy streets. But it's mostly sunny, though by the rays of a low-arching winter sun. I see one car that looks like it has just been washed. The rest have a road salt glaze.

As the World Turns, the Big Picture gets Lost in the Haze

"Purple haze all in my eyes
Don't know if it's day or night
You got me blowin', blowin' my mind
Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?"

"Two top former U.S. intelligence officials said Sunday that President Trump is being “played” by President Vladi­mir Putin on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and accused him of being susceptible to foreign leaders who stroke his ego."

Murder - Nothing Else Matters

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To me, murder is murder. There should be no diplomatic immunity, executive privilege, or collateral damage when it comes to killing human beings. Some may say that war is different but that's a lie because all war is a lie. The wars conducted this century under presidents Bush, Obama and Trump are based on nothing but lies.

Trump cannot disolve the JCPA by unilateral executive order

Trump is taking it on his own to completely destroy the faith in the US to make agreements and treaties. I don't believe that he has the right to decertify Iran's compliance on his own. He has become the worst of the extreme right and the Neocons. He is implementing their agenda in an arbitrary and impulsive way. The JCPA solved a problem. Iran is not developing nuclear weapons, however the DPRK is, and they are watching how agreements with the US work out.

DPRK vs. Trump, no contest

North Korea is playing the Long Game and has scored a significant victory against the US. Trump is ill suited to be running US foreign policy at this time. Any competent leader would understand the situation and negotiate a face-saving long term treaty for peace on the Korean peninsula. Instead, Trump is blustering and threatening and in the long run will have to declare bankruptcy, screw his creditors and claim victory... as usual.

The Trump of Washington, Act 2, Scene 2

(Enter Hillary)

Hillary: Why do these fools and rapscallions stand by,
These Bernie Bros, these bags of deplor'be
who show their hatred for my sex alone?
Know they not of whom they speak, my glory?
Clad in the garments of Armani I
Stand bestride the world and declare myself
Look upon my face for thou wishes to see God.

Staycation Sequester for Spoiled-Brat Tyrants

A friend sent this refreshingly creative proposal. The invitation to vacation together could actually happen, I think. The key-removal part might be a stretch. But what are we talking about? Survival of life on Earth, right?

Subject: Here's one way that our President and President Kim Jong-un could resolve their impasse


I did not watch Trump's "first ever prime-time address to the nation" on Monday evening. I can't stand to have someone lie to my face...and when that someone calls himself the President of the United States, that's just one more reason not to listen.

I read his words this morning. I had to get up at 4:45 AM to take Debbie to the airport for a flight to DC for a conference in Arlington, so what was I gonna do after I got back home?