Beneath the Middle Class

Rioting results from the inability to be heard or represented by anyone. The Democrats are said to represent them, those no one hears. Mr. Trump as Republican represents those who seek to protect what they have, not those who have nothing. Democrats and journalists deride Mr. Trump’s personality but not his protecting the haves at the expense of the have nots, actions that should be perceived even by the blind. Mr. Trump like Mr. Reagan has sought to eliminate government regulation so that business can thrive. His willingness to openly deride the causes of US.’s economic malaise appeals to those suffering its effects, those the Democrats are thought to represent; many of whom see The President as their saviour “all that they have”. His campaign against regulation they willingly accept believing that what’s good for business is good for themselves, those it employs: the least expensive workers wherever they’re found, not concerned that those profit inhibiting regulations were devised to make the market more just for those not managing a profitable business or an NGO.

They who say they will advance the interests of voters, wage earners or the middle class; say they too are wage earners, average women, or average people of colour, or socialists; not professionals seeking to advance their fortune in government service like Mr.Trump debt managing, and Mrs. Clinton masquerading in the 2008 Democrat primary as a ‘coal miner’s daughter” .

In today’s news: the Trump-Biden race tightens: the Democrat-Republican contest heightens.

NASA is not seeing objects nearing earth.

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NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies Enters Third Decade.

On March 11, 1998, asteroid astronomers around the world received an ominous message: new observational data on the recently discovered asteroid 1997 XF11 suggested there was a chance that the half-mile-wide (nearly one kilometer) object could hit Earth in 2028.

The message came from the Minor Planet Center, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the worldwide repository for such observations and initial determination of asteroid orbits. And although it was intended to alert only the very small astronomical community that hunts and tracks asteroids to call for more observations, the news spread quickly.

Most media outlets did not know what to make of the announcement, and mistakenly highlighted the prospect that Earth was doomed.

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Fortunately, it turned out that Earth was never in danger from 1997 XF11. After performing a more thorough orbit analysis with the available asteroid observations, Don Yeomans, then the leader of the Solar System Dynamics group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, along with his colleague Paul Chodas, concluded otherwise. “The 2028 impact was essentially impossible,” said Chodas, who is now director of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), located at JPL.

‘ “To this day we still get queries on the chances of XF11 impacting in 2028,” Chodas said. “There is simply no chance of XF11 impacting our planet that year, or for the next 200 years.” ‘

Voting for Mrs. Clinton Then and Now

April 17, 2015

Yesterday I read an extensive Online article written in March before Ms. Clinton had formally announced she’d be a nominee as a Democrat presidential candidate. The writer implied that if Ms. Clinton actually got into the race as she in fact did, her candidacy would be hampered by her former president husband’s associating with a convicted sex offender. But after complaining about the silence of established media sympathetic with both Republican and Democrat parties about Mr. Clinton’s relationships, he asserted that if Ms. Clinton became the Democrat candidate for president next year he’d probably vote for her because of Republicans’ unpalatable social policies. Again I had difficulty imagining the great many individual human beings throughout the United States who are Republicans who may favour those social policies that might force a writer to vote for a person whose persona he may disapprove of. So who and where are they?

And back in 2008 another instance of likely strategic voting was reported but in that case the person allegedly said she’d vote for Mrs. Clinton despite her pro Iraq war policy because Mrs. Clinton’s a woman.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2008
I don’t know much about American politics.But one thing seemed common to both the Republican and Democrat New Hampshire primary winners. Both seemed to not be terribly unhappy with the Iraq war. In fact on Sunday January 6, 2008 McCain told Tim Russert that he believed that Americans would support war as long as Americans don’t get hurt. And I remember that about December 16, 2007Ms. Barbara Dennett, a math teacher, opposed to candidate Clinton’s 2002 endorsement of Bush’s plan to invade Iraq, and to Clinton’s support for the Republicans’ threat to invade Iran if necessary, will vote for Clinton anyway because Clinton is a woman.

Iraq and the 2008 Democrat Primaries

Resigned or Fired

I’ve been concerned about General Flynn since I became aware of his existence in 2017 about the time President Trump at a press conference was asked why the general had departed from his post as national security adviser to the president. At the time Mr. Trump’s pleasant, matter of fact response to questions about general Flynn’s departure, saying that he fired him because of incorrect information he’d given to Vice President Pence about contacts with a Russian diplomat, made it seem that the president bore no ill will toward Mr. Flynn or anyone else involved in the matter. But the thought of the president’s firing Flynn, a man I later learned had been with him throughout his primary and presidential election campaigns, seemed odd.

About that time I was aware of the view that Mr. Flynn had resigned; in fact that question came up in the press conference which I expected would eventually be settled. But in the months and years that passed any time I sought a definitive answer to the question: was the general fired or did he resign, the question was never settled; most journalist opinion was that the general had resigned with some mention that he had been fired. I always felt that if he’d been fired the reason was hard to fathom especially since the president seemed to accept the outcome without antipathy, eventually asking FBI head Comey to go easy on the general whom they’d arrested for lying.

I then had additional reason for bewilderment, Flynn’s arrest. What did his leaving his position as national security adviser, being fired or having resigned, have to do with his arrest for lying to the FBI which the president was certainly aware of when he asked Comey to go easy on Flynn.

So why did the the FBI charge him with lying? The only answer I could find online for several years was that he’d been set up to lie when he thought he was being informally interviewed and wouldn’t need a lawyer. Yet if this entrapment was a set up why didn’t the president ask more of Comey than just that he go easy on Flynn; why didn’t he demand an explanation of FBI tactics?

Only recently did I learn that Mr. Flynn and his son had been consultants to the government of Turkey.

April 25,2020

In reading General Flynn’s recent letter asking the court to relinquish his guilty plea made to avoid prison and the threatened indictment of his son, he affirms contrary to that original plea that he did not lie when he denied discussing Obama’s sanctions against Russia with the Russian ambassador. He in fact did not recall whether he’d discussed the Obama sanctions.

That same conversation with the Russian ambassador was denied by Flynn when he briefed VP Pence; for this reason Trump said he fired Flynn( asked for his resignation). Flynn, however, said that he resigned because of the fact that that conversation had been leaked to media causing an unwarranted distraction in the early days of the Trump administration.

May 11, 2020

Now that William Barr; United States attorney general, has said there never had been a justifiable reason for the FBI to pursue General Flynn, the time I’ve spent determining why the president reacted so pleasantly to Mr. Comey’s FBI arresting the general,   not demanding  Comey explain why he’d  arrested him or that he himself  had to fire the general for lying to VP Pence instead of saying as he did; he’s a nice guy , “go easy on him”,  I’ve learned  that the only people who care about Flynn’s legal troubles and apparent exoneration by the justice department are Mr. Trump’s most doctrinaire supporters and me.

I still believe that Mr. Flynn’s relationship with Mr. Trump, Mr. Putin and Mr. Erdogan could reveal more about the real President Trump  than has been appearing in 5 years of  mocking media reports.

News

No news today the”New Normal” is starting to take root (hope I’m wrong);the wonder medicine, hydroxychloroquine, which still does not seem to have been considered a cure for Prime Minister Johnston is beginning to look like a red herring now that its political usefulness has dissipated: President Trump is reported to have talked of a number of possible unnamed experimental remedies for Mr. Johnston without mention of hydroxychloroquine as the cure. The word battle between right, left, lock down versus no lock down, USA and China continues amidst talk of mental stress and family violence which might be the unanticipated result of lock downs.

And because Mr. Trump is the elected political leader of North America, his words, verbose or not, are of greater import to the inhabitants of that continent than the motherly chat of Britain’s old descendant of Europe’s Holy Roman Empire despite the preferences of international journalists which some call news.

Two contradictory headers in Yahoo on March 6, 2020

Limited coronavirus testing in the US has meant its death rate appears alarmingly high — but it will likely drop“(business insider,Morgan McFall-Johnsen 16 hours ago)

Both headers appear to have been published by business insider; both the one above and below are connected to the same Yahoo link. All in all a strange contradiction.

“As the coronavirus spreads, one study predicts that even the best-case scenario is 15 million dead and a $2.4 trillion hit to global GDP

insider@insider.com (Rosie Perper),Business InsiderMarch 5, 2020″

NASA, Aliens & Synthetic DNA

“How NASA is using synthetic DNA in its search for alien life

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 Charlie Wood 1 day ago “(CNBC)

A 57 month old article and video of Europa(one of Jupiter’s moons) is the most recent information I could find at NASA about life outside of earth. And as you can see the article first appeared nearly 5 years ago today, March 2, 2020, not “1 day ago”.

Please correct me if I’m wrong.

 

“VIDEOS | JUNE 17, 2015

Alien Ocean: NASA’s Mission to Europa”

That article above is all I could find about a search for life outside of earth, nothing about synthetic life. And as mentioned above, the article is nearly 5 years old today March 2, 2020. That old Europa video seems identical to the video Charlie Wood links to for his “1 day ago article” published by CNBC and Microsoft News.

Drudge Report Versus WhatFinger

FIRST US DEATH IN WASHINGTON STATE
VIRUS SPREADS ON WEST COAST
‘IT’S ALREADY OUT OF THE BAG’ “(The Drudge Report)

It’s a shame The Drudge Report is so concerned about the Coronavirus ,

nothing yet about the Afghan-US peace agreement signed earlier today.

I like reading but other than the Solomon article about the US-Afghan agreement WhatFinger is full of videos

“people familiar with the matter”

“Bernie Sanders briefed by U.S. officials that Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign

 Shane Harris, Ellen Nakashima, Michael Scherer, Sean Sullivan 16 hrs ago

U.S. officials have told Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is attempting to help his presidential campaign as part of an effort to interfere with the Democratic contest, according to people familiar with the matter.