- Analysis| The Investigation of Jared Kushner Fits a Very Troubling Pattern. -Aaron Blake, The Washington Post on MSN.
- Trump Budget Cut Bid Would Make It “impossible” For UN: Spokesman. -Michelle Nichols, Reuters on MSN.
- Amid Trump Turmoil, Some Begin Eyeing Mike Pence. -Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times on MSN.
- CBS’ Norah O’Donnell Reveals She Was “Distraught” After Being Diagnosed with Skin Cancer: “It Was Really a Wake Up Call.” -Brittany King, people.com
- Amtrak 2015 “Accident” Covert Operation Aimed at CBS Anchor Norah O’Donnell-Last Minute Prosecution. -Robert Milnes at The PLAS Place.
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In Rare Unity, Hospitals, Doctors, and Insurers Criticize Health Bill. -Reed Abelson, Katie Thomas, The New York Times on MSN.
Climate March Draws Massive Crowd to D.C. in Sweltering Heat. -Chris Mooney, Joe Heim, Brady Dennis, The Washington Post on MSN.
A Cursory Comparison of the U.S. and French Elections RE: Top Ten. -Robert Milnes at The PLAS Place.
The recent French elections caught my attention. It was an opportunity for me to take a closer look than usual for me.
First thing I noticed-11 parties! On all ballots I assume. In US there are several parties, but only 2 get reliably on all or most ballots; the democrats and republicans. Only 2 others get reliably on enough ballots to possibly win, the Green and Libertarian parties. Then there are 2 that unreliably get on possibly enough ballots to win, the Constitution and Reform parties. There are other parties that are split e.g. socialist or sporatic on ballots e.g. communist, national socialist etc.
The French polling was in the single or low double digits for their parties. In US, the democrats and republicans poll in the upper 40% while others poll single digits or very low double digits. As the election cycle proceeds these pollings for third parties and Independents reliably get lower and lower. A notable exception was Ross Perot, Independent in 1992.
While in the French elections, the winner polls around 20%, as does the runner up. then there is a runoff of the top two.
There is no provision for a runoff in US presidential elections. A runoff in the US could be called a Top Two and would be possibly unconstitutional.
The French elections could be thought of as comparable to my proposed Top Ten, except for the runoff. There are several examples of a non majority i.e. plurality winner in US elections. The French elections require a majority winner. At first count or at runoff.
It turns out the 2 finalists for runoff are Emmanuel Macron, center left party 24% roughly equivalent to Hillary Clinton. And Marine Le Pen, rightist nationalist party 21%, roughly equivalent to Donald Trump.
Preliminary predictions are that Macron like Clinton will win. However the 3% difference in polling is well within the capability of Russia to influence.
I have called for a Top Ten do-over of the U.S. 2016 elections. IMO a Top Ten election with no runoff would be the most fair and representative election humanly possible.
A tremendous military victory could be had by China and/or Russia with the destruction of the Vinson Group, including submarines. Sinking it would not be necessary in a nuclear attack. Radiation/concussion(against the subs) could slowly kill the crew and contaminate the vessels rendering them useless. So a proximity blast could be quite sufficient. And the attack would not necessarily come from N. Korea but it would probably get the blame. Also the attack might not necessarily come from missiles. Or from N. Korea. A nuclear device is quite small. It could be hidden on a sampan or even on the ocean floor, possibly long ago.
There are also low level missiles with a virtually straight horizontal trajectory. Silkworm or cruise type missiles. The high trajectory missiles could be used as a diversion while the low level missiles actually get through to the target, which is the Vinson.
A successful nuclear attack on the Vinson could be quite comparable to 9/11. The most significant effect could be to bolster the popularity/polling of the President. With or without his knowledge/collusion.
I’m concerned especially after the chemical attack on civilians in Syria. This may have been a gift by Russia to the President to bolster his popularity/polling. The retaliatory strike by the U.S. was met with great acceptance worldwide. It did little damage to Syria and changed little. But the President get did a bump in popularity/polling by positive press.
Remember, N. Korea’s longterm goal is reunification. It does not want to use nuclear weapons on S. Korea or get hit by a nuclear weapon itself. Therefore the most logical use of a nuclear weapon is against an offshore aircraft carrier group or the west coast USA/Hawaii/Alaska.
My recommendations would include keeping the Vinson as far away as possible. Reduce its screen group to as few ships as possible as widely dispersed as possible. Have a string of smaller ships with aircraft takeoff/landing and anti missile capability off the coast. Use VTOL aircraft like helicopters and Harriers and Ospreys whenever possible. Check into the possibility that fighter jets might be able to shoot down long range missiles with air to air missiles and whether that would be a viable option.
The Carl Vinson group may very well become in 2017 the Twin Towers of 2001.
The United Nations Should Implement The Solution to the Problem of the Jews and Israel. -Robert Milnes at The PLAS Place.
The Jews are unique in the world. Other races and ethnicities and religions are found in gene pools. Over the centuries there has been some migration and immigration, wars etc. Some gene pool mixing, but usually not complete, not extensive. Regional and over centuries. Dating back many centuries; hundreds. A notable exception to this was the Discovery of the New World in 1492.
On the other hand, the jews seem to have originated along with civilization itself. In and around The Cradle of Civilation/The Fertile Crescent present day Iraq. From there, Ancient Egypt, then Persian Empire, Greece, Roman Empire. Then upon the Fall of Rome/ Byzantium civilization seems to have migrated north to approximately France/Germany/Poland/Russia around the time of Charlemagne, following a pattern of paternal gene trail(meaning majority of male jewish migration north) then farther north to Scandinavia corresponding to Nordic expansionism and imperialism in France, England, Ireland, Iceland Greenland on to North America. Then retreating to about the Baltic states. A significant presence in Vilnius, Lithuania, which was destroyed in WW2.
After WW2 and the Holocaust most jews remaining in Europe went to Israel newly formed and/or the U.S.
The jews slowly migrate with the main civilization and its need for the jews. The need for money changing, education, law, medicine etc. Evidently the elites of civilization are neurotic about such things and are in a position to pay for others to do it-the jews.
Over the centuries the jews developed a disparate gene pool, a separate culture and cult/religion.
From the point of view of prewar German nationalists, the jews were an alien, swarthy but gradually blending in from intermarriage, gradual invader. They were seen to be sophisticated, educated, good money managers, entrepreneurial and hence business owners. Avoiding hard labor, dangerous jobs. This can be seen in present day U.S. and the exploitive nature of the oppressed Palestinians.
Israel, through its parasitic relationship with the U.S. , has become a powerful apartheid, theocratic, counterrevolutionary terrorist state. Virtually all jews zealously support Israel. This is the Problem.
Israel must be dissolved. The obvious way to accomplish that would be for the U.N. to rescind all Resolutions involved with the creation of Israel. Jews must be dispersed around the world among U.N. members evenly. In restricted areas and closely monitored.
Israel must never again be allowed to get started. Perhaps a special U.N. passport can be created.
All military equipment in Israel must go to the U.S., from where it came. The Palestinians should further build its own police and military. The One State Solution supported by the Green party is a secular Palestine created from all the Palestinian land AND Israeli land.
An objective study of the jews should be made by the U.N. The exact mechanism of how the jews get so much power must be understood. And their involvement in WW2 must be fully understood, which I do not think it is.
The jews must not be allowed to intermarry with non-jews, thereby increasing their numbers. Conversion must be discouraged.
The world through the U.N. must take responsibility for this awful thing called Israel.