End of Year OPEN RANT!

A new thread to continue any discussions or to let loose and rant about anything.

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  1. gmanfortruth says:


  2. gmanfortruth says:

    Fake news channel CNN is at it again. On Monday the network ran an entire segment that essentially informed its dwindling viewership that when Donald Trump becomes the president next month he will begin a program of rounding up Muslim-Americans and placing them in internment camps.

    Yes, you heard that right. CNN’s New Day ran a fearmongering piece in which ‘reporter’ Kyung Lah interviewed two Japanese-American women who survived internment camps during World War II, prompting the women to say that they fear a similar thing will happen under Trump’s presidency.

    The report wasnt’ even about Trump and was supposed to be focused on an upcoming visit to Pearl Harbor that the prime minister of Japan is planning to coincide with the final days in office of the outgoing President.

    Instead, CNN used it as a way of trying to convince Americans that Trump is some kind of dangerous forced labor camp running dictator before he has even entered office.

    To bolster it’s completely fake assertions, CNN also ran clips of former Navy SEAL and Trump supporter Carl Higbie, taking comments he made about the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII completely out of context to suggest he is in favour of such a scenario.

    CNN also ran clips of incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn out of context to make it sound like he was calling Islam in its entirety a “cancer” on the planet.

    As the Media Research Center notes, CNN failed to inform viewers that Higbie’s comments from the November 16 broadcast of The Kelly File on Fox News also contained Higbie dismissing any notion that he would ever advocate interment for Muslims. That portion of the interview was conveniently omitted from CNN’s report.

    Similarly, Lieutenant General Flynn specifically referred to “radical Islam” as a cancer during different speeches he made several weeks ago. Yet the network has repeatedly edited out this term, instead insinuating that Flynn called all Muslims a cancer.

    Of course we shouldn’t be surprised that CNN is running this kind of blatant propaganda on their network every day, after all it is a FAKE news channel.

    Video is within the link.

  3. gmanfortruth says:
  4. Are you guys following this dust up over the new Air Force One(s)? Trump tweets about canceling the order from Boeing because the price tag is too high, 4 billion. The MSM, lefties and NeverTrumpers went into a twitter meltdown about how Trump is stooopid for tweeting incorrect price tag. As it turns out Trump is absolutely correct about the price. I don’t see any apologies yet.

    So Much Winning.

  5. gmanfortruth says:

    From Texas? Texas? WTF??????

    Accusing Donald Trump of “demagogy” and calling the president-elect unfit to serve, a Republican member of the Electoral College from Texas says he can’t vote for Trump when the body meets on Dec. 19.

    Texas elector Christopher Suprun announced his opposition to a Trump presidency in an op-ed published by The New York Times this week.

    “The United States was set up as a republic. Alexander Hamilton provided a blueprint for states’ votes. Federalist 68 argued that an Electoral College should determine if candidates are qualified, not engaged in demagogy, and independent from foreign influence,” he wrote. “Mr. Trump shows us again and again that he does not meet these standards. Given his own public statements, it isn’t clear how the Electoral College can ignore these issues, and so it should reject him.”

  6. gmanfortruth says:

    Gee what a shock:

    The Colbert Report apparently colluded with the Clinton Foundation to create a favorable public opinion of the controversial organization, according to an email released by Wikileaks.

    In the 2013 email, Craig Minassian, the foundation’s Chief Communications Officer, said he had the comedy show produce two skits about the Clinton Global Initiative which promoted positive aspects of the Clinton Foundation.

    “John, I hope you got a chance to see The Colbert Report‘s two special episodes I had them do about CGI University that we taped in St. Louis this weekend,” wrote Minassian. “This is the link to last night’s with a sketch about commitments and the monologue and WJC [Bill Clinton] interview aired Monday.”

    “Hope you enjoy and looking forward to your feedback. Next will be your Colbert appearance!”


  7. gmanfortruth says:

    This is what I heard, not read:

    Wisconsin recount….Trump + 13,000
    Michigan recount……Trump + 12,000


    • They can’t even cheat right in Detroit. Many votes are un re countable due to tampering…so the precincts where the numbers dont match will not be recounted and the original certified number stands.


      • Oh, cool…even better
        A.G. Bill Schuette @SchuetteOnDuty
        The Michigan Court of Appeals agreed that Jill Stein is not an aggrieved candidate and the recount must stop.
        7:20 PM – 6 Dec 2016

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Should have been the rulings from day one, in all the States she’s suing for recounts.

        • gmanfortruth says:

          Should have let them continue, then forced recounts in California and all the States HRC won. The popular vote nonsense would be a goner. The whole recount vote by Stein and the HRC campaign is another example of projecting their ideals upon others. The Liberal Left have no problem cheating, whereas the Conservative Right have higher morals and ethics. The recounts are proof of this.

    • Let them keep recounting. Let the liberals keep paying for it. Let them uncover all of the voter fraud from the left. These people will not like the result when all the illegal votes and the dead votes are revealed for all to see. I suspect that Trump won the popular vote as well after the fraudulent votes are subtracted.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        We have a new Governor in NC. He was formerly the AG and caved under the Federal suit objecting to the “Voter ID” law passed. However all is not lost, the legislature will just resubmit the law after Trump takes office, our Governor (a democrat) will veto it, and the legislature will over-ride the veto. The R’s were given this election that majority. So who is the governor is moot. The bathroom bill will also be resubmitted. But there will be NO Federal suits. The new AG is proud of the work he did with the “former” democrat senator John Edward’s who tried with no success to emulate JFK and WJC for affairs. Preached family values but while his wife was trying to beat cancer was having trysts. One term and he was no more., became a none entity

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          “In October 2007, The National Enquirer began a series of reports alleging an adulterous affair between Edwards and former campaign worker Rielle Hunter. By July 2008, several news media outlets speculated that Edwards’ chances for the Vice Presidency as well as other positions such as the Attorney General were harmed by the allegations, which now included that he fathered a child with Hunter and had visited her and the baby girl at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. However, the story was not widely covered by the press for some time, until, after initially denying the allegations,[93][94][95][96]Edwards admitted the affair.[97][98] On January 21, 2010, John Edwards issued a press release to admit that he fathered Hunter’s child.[99]

          In an August 8, 2008, statement,[100] and an interview with Bob Woodruff of ABC News, Edwards admitted the affair with Hunter in 2006, but denied being the father of her child. He acknowledged that he had been dishonest in denying the entire Enquirer story, admitting that some of it was true, but said that the affair ended long before the time of the child’s conception. He further said he was willing to take a paternity test, but Hunter responded that she would not be party to a DNA test “now or in the future”.[101] Initially, campaign aide Andrew Young claimed that he, not Edwards, was the child’s father.[102] Young has since renounced that statement, and told publishers in a book proposal that Edwards always knew he was the child’s father; Young alleged that Edwards pleaded with him to falsely accept responsibility”.

          As things moved forward, Edwards wife staunchly defended him. When it finally was admitted, she filed for divorce but died shortly thereafter. Edwards was also indicted on six counts of misusing campaign funds in the affair etc.

          During his campaigns for president, he was wanting housing vouchers for the poor so they could move into middle class neighborhoods. An overhead shot of his mega mansion in amongst some poor rural houses struck us here as being just a touch hypocritical, sort of an in your face.

  8. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Amazon unveiling a new store concept…..walk in and scan your phone, obviously there is an app installed with links to your accounts…..as you go through the store and put the items in your cart, the items are tabulated, and as you then leave the sum of all items is then billed to your account…..no lines no checkout people no waiting.

    In Seattle

    • No lines, no checkout, no jobs, no income, no purchasing, no importing, no manufacturing……..NO NOTHING!

      • This whole thing is going to require some heavy thinking. Recommend Heinlein’s “Beyond this Horizon” which touched on lack of jobs. Also the FDR administration when the decision was made to create the WPA and CCC rather than just hand out a check.

        • gmanfortruth says:

          The CT world has applied the “implanted chip” (number of the beast) to this little story.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Remember back in the 70’s experts were musing about with all the efficiency and automation, what we would be doing with all our spare time?

  9. Had Dad lived to see 9/11 he would have been as furious as he was 75 years ago today.

    • Right on! My parents were young at the time, 10 and 11, but I bet my grandparents would feel the same.

      • In the first photo, Dad was in the tent area at the middle of the black smoke. In the second photo, he is the one behind the propeller.

  10. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Carried this forward from Stephen

    “As a citizen, I want to shoot Mark Levin. If I hear his stupid rant one more time about how we need more of these trade deals. Last Saturday, there was a guest on Larry Kudlow’s show who blew it in his first paragraph. When questioned about Trumps Carrier deal he went on the EXTREME Dickensonian Right Wing Rant about restraint of trade, government over reach etc. and then talked about how many new jobs were available for baristas and in the “hospitality” industry. Then he must have realized what he said and started walking it back. But you know what he really thinks, “I have mine, F—- You and your kids and your grandkids!”

    I doubt many of the baristas at their pay afford many of the $5.00 latte’s, nor stay at the resorts and hotels on vacation. Are we in this country going to have that many visitors from abroad to fill the rooms and restaurants……going camping maybe

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Several years ago I took a business class that was jointly taught by USC and UC Berkeley. The course was mostly about transistioning to a “service” economy instead of manufacturing. They were very cautionary and gave a huge example of a “service” economy and just handlers of goods, with little or no value add and that was the Middle East back before the fall of the Roman empire and 1492. All those people did was add a fee for transit and did nothing to the product. When the age of exploration reached fruitation which was absolutely meant to BYPASS that chokepoint the M/E sank into a dustbowl. Until oil…….The course also got into how US personal electronics industry cut their own throat, but it was enabled by the US government taking their eye off the ball until the deed was done and Japan took the lead. The US had very good electronics, and they were the largest market in the world and was mostly supplied by US manufacturers. We did little eleswhere. Japan wanted into that market even though the product was like their initial cars into the market….not good. What they did was import and warehouse millions of products. It did not represent a huge loss in fact none to them because they jacked the prices up back home to cover the losses. The US government bought the excuse that they were just warehousing, not selling. Then viola…they had a firesale. It flooded the american market with cheap electronics and the people flocked to buy. The US manufacturers responded by CUTTING R&D resulting in worse products and also cutting prices and one by one they were gone and Japan won the trade war hands down by own own stupidity. They in turn got theirs from S Korea and China. And in the mean time people are steadily getting shoved into meaningless jobs that carry no sense of pride due to accomplishment.

      Try migrating to any of these countries looking for work. It ain’t going to happen. Much less Mexico, Canada, India, the EU

  11. Dale A Albrecht says:

    This ought to be an interesting issue to did deeper into…


    They even in the photo had a robot marry them, now that is automation.

  12. Dale A Albrecht says:

    This is the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. In scrolling down the articles on my homepage, there was only one article and that was published in the Huffington Post and it was all about martial law and how restrictive life became in Hawaii after the attack.

  13. Dale A Albrecht says:

    It is interesting how the MSM keeps publishing all these articles about this and that “elector” can not in clear concience vote for Trump, even though their States have a winner take all law in place. They seem to be forgetting if this keeps happening, they are assuming as they did with the polls that HRC will come out on top and be POTUS……what about those electors who in clear concience will not vote in CA or NY or elsewhere for the law breaking and reckless and bad judgement loser called HRC. They are just keeping mum and if push come to shove there will be more votes going to Trump than HRC.

    I broke the electoral votes by State as though they were proportionally allocated by popular vote…..Trump still won 60% of the electoral votes.

  14. Watch Trump get wind of this and go to twitter.

    Megaphone Strategies is a PR firm founded by….Van Jones!

  15. Dale A Albrecht says:
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    “Producing a “pacified, cowering citizenry” could be the goal of the University of Vermont’s bias policy, which encourages students to report one another for expressing “a personal inclination or temperament based on unreasoned judgment or belief.” The university’s options for responding to complaints of bias are set in one paragraph that could come from a Soviet pamphlet on how to handle disloyal comrades:
    Depending on the nature and severity of the behavior, the associated bias, and impact, incidents will be addressed as appropriate through interventions such as: education, restorative practices, community dialogue, and formal processes through institutional offices (e.g., review, investigation, resolution).
    In sum, if reeducation doesn’t work, there is shame, and if that fails, formal punishment.”


    • gmanfortruth says:

      This is clear indoctrination. We should demand that NO FEDERALLY guaranteed loans be allowed in these so called schools of higher education. This is a much bigger problem than the Lame Stream Fake news media.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      About UVM….it seems ages ago, but it was not. The State run university in Burlington VT had a bit of a dust up about diversity. The students wanted a more diverse student body. (Bernie Sanders was Mayor of Burlington at the time) This is in a State that had a sever lack of diversity, except students from NY and MA and CT whose rich parents sent them to VT. That said, they took over the administration building and several other facilities. Instead of protesting in the square in front of the school, they kept all students from attending class. They started destroying facilities, there was a photo of the chancellor climbing a ladder to negotiate with the student leaders…….Seeing that the local authorities would do nothing and the campus authorities did nothing except prostrate themselves, the Governor, Snelling just before he passed away, called in the State Police. They cleaned out the protesters, all were arrested for destruction of State property and the bill for all the damages was sent to their parents. But along with that Bernie flew proudly the Cuban flag behind his desk, openly encouraged destruction of GE property in the city, ultimately causing the company to pull up stakes and move elsewhere. The only thing that to this day I felt Bernie was honest….he never hid his true objectives and feelings. Don’t like his politics one bit. But when he endorsed HRC after the revelations that the DNC conspired with HRC to derail his candidacy, I lost all respect. But then HRC is a closet socialist and Bernie knows that.

      The governor said this is a State school for VT residents. Left over slots go to out of state students. At the time VT had only 2% non-white population. Snelling said, you want diversity, go to Columbia in NYC as an example. The two people (sons of co-workers) I knew that had decided to go there did not make the 1st day orientation. They both were gunned down while walking quite stupidly in Harlem. Witnesses said that when the two were confronted and their money demanded they said “over our dead bodies” they got their wish.

      711 killed in Chicago so far this year and the Superintendant of Police, a black man, says the city is not out of control, just certain areas. quote “With the calls for stricter penalties for repeat gun offenders being ignored, because the fear of being arrested and a harsher penalty for possession, is less than going out without a gun and becoming the next dead person”….don’t you just love it.

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  19. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Just received a communication from friends in Michigan…..obviously the recount has been halted. The State gave the Federal judge a way out from his original bad decision and he took it, They found lots of fraud in Detroit and would have been exposed had they kept going. They mark the records incorrectly so they wouldn’t be audited…good idea only if you win. (not my words, maybe Anita can fill in the details)

    • The way I heard it was the number of ballots in the poll books dont mach the printout from the voter machine in 59% of the precincts in Detroit. State law says when the numbers don’t match, those precincts cannot be recounted. The original certified vote stands. So if they were looking to pad some numbers for Hillary, they would need to pad twice as many to make up for the precincts that couldn’t be counted.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        As the poster outside my polling place said “Honesty and Integrity, Vote Democratic”

  20. gmanfortruth says:

    The Los Angeles Unified School District has just announced a new hotline and “extended support sites” to help their students and families cope with the trauma of having Donald J. Trump as President.

    In a recorded call Monday, LAUSD Supt. Michelle King informed parents and teachers that the therapeutic hotline will address their worries “about potential impact on them and their families” and “to provide you with emotional support, enrollment and attendance information and referrals to outside resources,” according to a transcript obtained by the L.A. Times.

    Staffed by district workers from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the hotline can be accessed Monday through Friday. Support centers can be found in local district offices and in the Hollywood field office of Board of Education President Steve Zimmer. No additional hires will be made.

    Interim Principal Antonio Camacho of 9th Street School, a downtown elementary school, said he will relay the message to teachers soon.

    “If teachers have students who are concerned about their safety, I want to make sure they know where to refer them,” Camacho said.

    Parents like Jenny Jerome of Pacific Palisades welcomed the hotlines, saying kids feel “scared” over the prospect of President Trump.

    “No other time in history have we had to have school counselors on duty more because of the person who is supposed to be president,” she said. “I’ve seen kids acting really scared and crying.”

    This is what FAKE NEWS has accomplished.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      With approximately 2.67M illegal’s living in CA, making up 6-7% of the States population, and 1 in 10 of the people in LA county being illegal migrants, what else are they going to do. Probably the illegals are the ones filling the seats in school and LAUSD needs the federal money. My school had 4400 students in a 3 years HS. Today it has around 2500 with the majority being non-white and on food assistance, while the local population has a overwhelming white population with the second largest ethic group repesented is asians. You have to be fairly well to do and extremely ambicious to afford to live there….no HUD housing

    • All I can say is: Seriously?! WTF?!

  21. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I find it so amazing how ignorant the left is. Last week the left and MSM were all in a dither about how awful it was for Trump to have communication with the President of Taiwan, who is a duly elected, women to lead her nation. Proving again that he is not worthy of leading our nation. The Senate just reaffirmed the “Treaty/Act” earlier this year that has been in place since 1979 after Carter unilaterally abregated the original treaty with Taiwan and affirmed by the Senate. We have an ambiguously worded agreement to defend and support Taiwan in case of an attack by Communist China. I just wonder if a Treaty less ambiguous is in the works.


    • gmanfortruth says:

      Had he not taken the call, from a duly elected woman, they would have cried Mysogonist. They need to be told that the adults are back in charge. We took the keys of the car back from the kids, they have done enough damage.

  22. gmanfortruth says:


    One of the biggest fake news stories of the last 100 years is the story – taught to American school children from early on and repeated ad nauseum without inquiry by the mainstream media — that Pearl Harbor was a “sneak attack” that caught America totally unawares because the Japanese were engaging in duplicitous peace negotiations, forcing the U.S. into World War II.

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was itching to get into the second Great War, but the American public –with the horror of the “War to end all wars” still fresh — was strongly against American intervention. So Roosevelt set about goading both the Japanese and Germans – neither of which wanted to tangle with America.

    The plan to entice a Japanese attack began in October 1940. Knowledge of the plan was limited to a few select loyal military and naval intelligence officials and handful of trusted members of the Roosevelt administration. It is outlined in the McCollum memo – aka the Eight Action Memo — written by Lt. Commander Arthur H. McCollum, who provided Roosevelt with intelligence reports on Japan and oversaw every intercepted and decoded Japanese military and diplomatic report destined for the White House.

    McCollum’s plan kicked into action on October 8, 1940, one day after the memo went to Roosevelt, and continued even while Roosevelt was telling the American public, “Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.”

    The eight action items for provoking Japan were these:

    Make an arrangement with Britain for use of British bases in the Pacific, particularly Singapore.
    Make an arrangement with Holland for the use of base facilities and acquisition of supplies in the Dutch East Indies [now Indonesia].
    Give all possible aid to the Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek.
    Send a division of long-range heavy cruisers to the Orient, Philippines, or Singapore.
    Send two divisions of submarines to the Orient.
    Keep the main strength of the U.S. Fleet, now in the Pacific, in the vicinity of the Hawaiian islands.
    Insist that the Dutch refuse to grant Japanese demands for undue economic concessions, particularly oil.
    Complete embargo all trade with Japan, in collaboration with a similar embargo imposed by the British Empire.”

    The last step in the plan was completed on July 26, 1941. In truth, the U.S. essentially declared war on Japan with its embargo. Any embargo enforced at the point of a gun is an act of war.

    • wow……how to take you on with this one……while there is a modicum of truth in part of this…..sorry Gman…..this is so off the charts…I have to study this on where to begin….stay tuned. Personal Liberty.com……wow. Ok, Gman….sharpen your pencil.

      • PS: this goes back to the late 20’s and early 30’s…..

      • gmanfortruth says:

        I thought is was an interesting article, considering how our elected ones have consistently lied to the people to enter wars. It isn’t a stretch to think that FDR is any different than any other politician. Let’s see, lies told to the people to get support for war……Libya was a threat (so we bombed them into the stone age), Iraq had WMD’s (second war), Ira army throwing babies out of incubators onto floor (First Iraq war), Gulf of Tonkin (a total lie), and we could go further back to the Spanish/American war, plans for false flag to go to war with Cuba and likely others.

        Watched Tora, Tora, Tora last night…classic film 😀

      • Actually, G man….I am surpised that you buy into this “Free Mason” stuff.

        • gmanfortruth says:

          I have no idea what Free Mason stuff is. What I posted is verifiable fact.

          • G Man, the FreeMasons is…well….I do not know how to even describe it. Almost said exactly the same thing that Personal Liberty said…..look up Free Mason. But, meaning no disrespect, sir, there are a variety of reasons for WWII and they go clear back to the late 20’s. I could not find any conspiracy theory that carried any water. However, as you know, I am open to debate but, just like Istay away from quoting Huffpo or Daily Kos or some rags like that, I also stay away from most internet sites ( right or left )…..in any event, let us get into this some….I did with BF some time ago.

            Now, let me also say, that I will describe and go into some financial implications to the US as well…..such as….wars always bring us out of depressions or recessions. The US is culpable is some areas…..but I found no reason to suspect that there was a consipracy to goad Japan to enter the war other than Imperialistic designs of Japan that began long before Peral Harbor. BUT……..give me time and we can discuss these things…gotta get my paper and scan it.

        • gmanfortruth says:

          In her emotional testimony, Nayirah stated that after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait she had witnessed Iraqi soldiers take babies out of incubators in a Kuwaiti hospital, take the incubators, and leave the babies to die.

          Her story was initially corroborated by Amnesty International[3] and testimony from evacuees. Following the liberation of Kuwait, reporters were given access to the country. An ABC report found that “patients, including premature babies, did die, when many of Kuwait’s nurses and doctors… fled” but Iraqi troops “almost certainly had not stolen hospital incubators and left hundreds of Kuwaiti babies to die.”[4][5] Amnesty International reacted by issuing a correction, with executive director John Healey subsequently accusing the Bush administration of “opportunistic manipulation of the international human rights movement”.[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nayirah_(testimony)

      • Careful Col., this one can be a mine field. There is a book on this theory and it is quite convincing. I have it around the house somewhere. Many academics claim the hypothesis is debunked but I am not so sure. FDR did want us in the war as soon as possible. This I do know. Dad said he read the orders to go on a full wartime alert in early Nov. The orders were posted on the BB and signed by FDR. Kimmel was concerned that they did not know where the Japanese carriers were and sent out a scout party of ships the weekend before. He was ordered to bring them back. At Wheeler Field, the planes were dispersed on the field, armed and periodically warmed up. They were in bunkers. All personnel were issued side arms, ammo and told to load clips. On Dec. 5, the were told to prepare for a General and Admirals inspection of the islands because the fleet was home. Their sidearms and ammo was collected and locked into the armory that Dad busted into on Dec. 7. The planes were disarmed and aligned with precision in front of the hangers and across the street from tent area that Dad was living in. They fell out for the inspection Sat. morn but at 10 am were dismissed and passes were issued for the first time in a month. Of course many of the guys headed for the bars. Dad went out for dinner and then a movie, a serial about Don Winslow in the Navy, this one was the “Attack on Pearl Harbor”. The next morning he woke for chow and church, dressed in Class A’s and stepped out of his tent. He heard a machine gun, looked up and saw a plane with a red insignia and a the first bomb drop. He dove back into the tent for his rifle (empty), helmet and gas mask. When he woke up, the tent was on top of him and his 5 tent mates were dead.
        He adamantly believed FDR set them up.
        Had the Short and Kimmel been given all the pertinent intelligence, had the Ward’s report of sinking a sub been believed, had the radar operators been believed, had the Navy and Ari Corps had scouts out around the islands, had the planes at Wheeler remained in their ready state, they would have had sufficient warning to at least defend themselves. On top of that, why was MacArthur caught flatfooted when he had hours of warning from Pearl.

        • I do not over look these things….as I told Gman…give me some time to locate and scan my paper. My own dad, prior to being reassigned to the Pacific, was a Naval Attache’ in Argentina assigned to the US Embassy…..I have lots of great info from that as well. BUT…I do not over look it….I will present my stuff and then discuss it…..

          As to a mine field…….allow me to quote A Few Good Men……You do not get to be Colonel without knowing how to side step a few land mines.

          But, I think you will find my paper to be objective and how a lot of things can fit into two different scenarios. I also, in writing my paper, had access to archives and original papers and documents located in Washington ( yes, I know, please do not go there)

          Not that I am correct but it was a research paper.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          No doubt…..but then Kimmel might have sortied the BB’s and they would have been lost in deep water and unrecoverable. At least they kept the carriers at sea and out of reach. Granted the BB’s mission changed to landing and invasion support with bombardment, as opposed to fleet action such as Trafalgar and Jutland. That was left to forces far apart from each other with carrier action.

          Heck…..In ’79 I read the request for Marine volunteers to go and reestablish the US Embassy in Tehran. They were ordered to NOT defend the embassy if it was attacked, by “protesters” This was after a specific threat by the Khomenei and we had NO personnel in Iran except in the Canadian embassy (i believe, might have been the swiss embassy). The full embassy was reestablished with full spook services (cia) and voila….it was overrun and the hostage crisis began……Immediately the MSM was talking about NO president was ever voted out in the midst of a crisis such as that. Carter was hanging on by a thread and this occured at the beginning of the campaign season.

          • First Kimmel was using the smaller faster ships for recon and actually was looking in the correct direction until they were recalled. As for sending the battle wagons to sea, they would have been harder to find in the pre-radar era and dispersed not to mentioned manned and on alert. As it was, in port on a sleepy Sunday morning, they were just that asleep.

            While intrigue may have played a part in PH, it was also the lazy laid back attitude that comes with being in paradise. We were complacent and naive despite the war alert from FDR.

            Dad had a copy of the Nov. 30, 1941 Honolulu Advertiser with the headline, “Japanese may strike over weekend”. It was not secret that Japan liked to start wars with a surprise attack. They had done it before. Jack London wrote about it. The military brass certainly knew that 6 carriers were missing. So if FDR did set them up, I do not think he expected such a one-sided battle. Too many things went wrong that morning. Dad always said, one hour of warning would have made a world of difference.

            Dad donated the newspaper to the Cedar Rapids Historical Soc. It was located in the library which was in the flood plain of the Cedar River. All was lost in the flood a few years ago. We do have a photo of the paper.


    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Gman….I have no doubt that FDR was trying to manuever us into a position that eventually we’d be involved in the war. What all of you do not add, is would you have preferred the alternate ending of the conflict than what eventually occured, if we had NOT gotten involved. I think not……

      • gmanfortruth says:

        The “what would have been the alternative” argument is a typical strawman argument based on…….a guess. Here’s one alternative about Vietnam, WWII, Korea etc. There would have been millions of people, including American soldiers, who would have not lost their lives. Nobody was ever going to invade this country anyway. We would have been just fine in my humble opinion.

        • Forget Korea, Vietnam…etc…for now….stick with the Japanese reasons for hitting us…I did an extensive paper on this for War College…..give me some time to find it and scan it….( did not have word processors back then to do our papers )…..You know, the old IBM selectric typewriters….is all we had and were glad to get those.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          There was no what if Vietnam. We just refused to listen. The Gulf of Tonkin was as you said a false flag and i will not in anyway argue that FACT. Ho continually said that their goal was only to unify their country after it was divided. Yes he was a communist, but also an economist who said you CAN NOT have good socialism by killing off the enterprises and the means to make money to achieve that goal. Vietnam meant that they had no ambition beyond their borders, But the “domino effect” was propagandized by the MSM and bought. Who was it that stopped the killing field in Cambodia where millions of people were being killed by the Khmer Rouge…the Vietnamese…now the UN is debating that the Khmer have a legitimate role in Cambodia and should be allowed into the government. Ho and Giap continually said that they did not want to fight us, but would fight anyone who kept them from putting their country together again……It is amazing though how the destroyers in Tonkin, could not have handled easily the gunboats, which was a non event, but to drive us into war……just like the Spanish American War and the “Maine” The MSM with Hearst as it’s leader fanned that fire. The MSM was completely complicite in getting the Jim Crow laws enacted, by fanning fear, just like BLM today.

          We’ve had communist governments in Italy, Greece and Spain and they still remained allies in NATO. Vietnam could very well have been such an ally in S/E asia. Stalinist and Maoist they were not.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Just think about Nanking and the Japanese practicing their back swing and it was not with golf clubs. Manchuria, Korea, The League of Nations chastising China for their retaliations upon Japanese when captured, yet looked the other way. They also rebuffed Haile Salassi (sp) after Mussolini attacked and destroyed his country. Easy countries Mussolini could strut his stuff, but then they were backwards and needed progressive advancement (sarc) take on a country like Greece and he got his butt kicked and required saving as he also did in North Africa. and even Rommel could not win once the US was involved..

        I’m more inclined to want the UN to go by the wayside as it’s equally incompetent predecessor, The League of Nations, had been,…The dividing of nations and involvement/non involvement has lead to more strife. Two progressive ideals that were stillborn, yet continue to cause tremendous problems as opposed to solving them.

  23. gmanfortruth says:

    Thought I would add this subject for thought today:


    If you want to be a “Good Samaritan” to the homeless in your community, you might want to check and see if it is legal first. All over the country, cities are passing laws that make it illegal to feed and shelter the homeless. For example, in this article you will read about a church in Maryland that was just fined $12,000 for simply allowing homeless people to sleep outside the church at night. This backlash against homeless people comes at a time when homelessness in America is absolutely exploding. In a previous article, I shared with my readers the fact that the number of homeless people in New York City has just set a brand new all-time high, and the homelessness crisis in California has become so severe that the L.A. City Council has formally asked Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. Sadly, instead of opening up our hearts to the rapidly growing number of Americans without a home, way too many communities are trying to use the law to force them to go somewhere else.

    For nearly two thousand years, churches have been at the forefront of helping the poor and disadvantaged, but now many communities are trying to stop this from happening. Earlier today, I was absolutely stunned when I came across an article that talked about how a church in Dundalk, Maryland has been fined $12,000 for allowing the homeless to sleep outside the church at night…

    • Think for a minute that it is the CHURCHES being singled out. With the new anti-Christianity doctrine espoused by most local, state as well as the federal government, it makes perfect sense. The government can take care of them, ONLY! No one else allowed.

      It is weird to have grown up and aged in an era when the very value of religion and religious motives is considered to be beyond just suspect but totally evil. You can be religious or not but to deny the motivation of so many good people is obscene.

      For every evil priest, brother or sister (whose numbers by the way are no different than Public School Teachers in strange sexual proclivities) there are thousands who devoted their entire adult lives for NO earthly benefit for the improvement of their fellow man. Yet these good people are lumped in with the trash.

      The world truly stands on its had.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        Good point Steven. A few more points. These new laws are cropping up in Democrat controlled parts of the country and a good number of homeless are veterans. Just another stick in the eye of the Liberal social justice agenda. The bleeding hearts are showing their true colors.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Just think what we’d be doing to “Mother Theresa” today if she was in this country.

        Back a few years ago the Obama administration was trying to close the “charitable” donations tax deductions. Trump actually said, that without those donations to shelters etc….would the State actually step in and cover all the needs that would go unfulfilled to all these diverse aid societies……obviously the answer is NO they won’t….part of Obamas objective was to dry up the private donations that fund hospitals such as the childrens hospital. This was occuring during the Obamacare “debate” sarcastically speaking.

  24. gmanfortruth says:

    In one Detroit Precinct, a recount team was given a box of ballots with an unbroken seal where everything appeared proper and in place. The tag on the box said there were 306 ballots. The book said 306, and the ticket said 306, so that means there should be 306 paper ballots on the box. When they pulled out the ballots, there were exactly FIFTY paper ballots in a locked sealed box that again was supposed to have 306. The official canvasser approved count for this precinct was 306. For FIFTY ballots.

    It looks like Detroit counts each vote more than SIX TIMES! No wonder they get such high turnout rates!

  25. gmanfortruth says:

    Let’s make Anita happy!!!!!

    President-Elect Donald Trump has already accomplished great feats before even being sworn into office. From working with Vice President-Elect Mike Pence to negotiate a deal with the air conditioner manufacturer Carrier, to his current Cabinet picks, to exerting America’s authority with the simple yet brilliant act of placing a phone call to Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen — a signal has been sent to the nation, and to the world, that a very different kind of president is about to take the helm.

    With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that United States Steel CEO Mario Longhi announced Wednesday that he plans to accelerate the company’s investments and re-hire laid-off employees to the tune of 10,000 jobs.

    “We already structured to do some things, but when you see in the near future improvement to the tax laws, improvements to regulation, those two things by themselves may be a significant driver to what we’re going to do,” he told CNBC during an interview on the program, Power Lunch.

    In addition, the belief that the U.S. economy can grow at least 3.5 percent also adds to what the company can do, Longhi noted.

    “I’d be more than happy to bring back the employees we’ve been forced to lay off during that depressive period,” he said, which could be close to 10,000 jobs.

    Shares of the Pittsburgh-based company have soared about 80 percent since Trump’s stunning victory on Nov. 8. Investors appear to be betting on increased infrastructure spending, which the president-elect has promised, as well as further restrictions on China-produced steel.

    With regard to regulations, Longhi said there are simply times when the demand on company’s is “irrational.”

    “When you get into some situations where we’re being asked to control some substances in water that are far lower than what nature naturally offers, that’s irrational.”

    “There was a point in time in the past couple years that I was having to hire more lawyers to try to interpret these new regulations than I was hiring … engineers. That doesn’t make any sense.”

    Longhi inferred that Trump’s vow of less regulation, while it has to be “done smartly” has left corporate America positive.

    • Don’t forget the 50 billion investment from Japan. FoxxConn and TransLux getting on board…its just So Much Winning!

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      There was a good socialist (hah) governor from VT decades ago named Madeleine Kunin. She bankrupt the State and the people talked her predecessor to run again and he easiy won. Unfortunately he had retired due to health reasons and coming out of retirement was a death sentence to him. FYI she used to be driven to the State House in her personal Rolls Royce by her chauffer…..Anyway there was a business which plated the turbine blades for jet engines in Vergennes. They had a licensed and approved process that was very costly and also created a lot of waste by-products. They were captured and not dumped, but to deal with those products was expensive. The company developed a new process that was like 98% efficient as opposed to 85% and also reduced the by-products, therefore being able to survive in a very competitive world. Kunin refused to license the NEW process because it was not perfect. The improvement was vast. The parent company just packed them up and moved to Connecticut….The Volvo tennis tournament used to be in Killington in the summer, when most “service” jobs were gone and the people were on unemployment. This created almost a month of jobs, before the ski season kicked in. The tournament wanted to expand the stadium because of the increased popularity of the event, creating more JOBS. Kunin said NO. The tournament went to North Conway NH who raised their hands and said they’ll take it. She was refusing to allow the wildlife control people from putting a “Lamprecide” in the rivers to kill the larvae of the lamprey spawning. The lamprey were NOT natural in the habit, but were destroying the game fishing industry and also people swimming at the beaches. many times during the summer people where taken to the hospital to have a lamprety removed. Burlington was lacks on its sewage treatment and was polluting their immediate waterfront. Their solution was to run the sewage pipes further out and the sewage came ashore further down the lake shutting those communities water activities down….Burlington under Bernie did lose those legal battles.

  26. Dale A Albrecht says:

    As the why’s and where for’s giving the judges reasons to save face in Michigan, for their original misguided decisions. My friends in MI keep giving updates.

    Apparently one of the pieces of ammunition was that a box of ballots was opened and it said that there were 300 ballots inside. There were only 50. The theory is that they were run through the scanner 6X each.

    I’m thinking that if the recounts had progressed and a thorough analysis was done on the ballots originally counted…..HRC would have been “shocked” as to how much her votes “for” dropped. That would have prompted more counts elsewhere to determine the extent of the fraud. HRC didn’t count on the “deplorables” and basically overwhelming the States, except NY, MA, CA etc.

    What I can not grasp, with my limited intelligence, is why migrants, who in many cases came here from LAWLESS States and wished for a better life, would be now held politically captive to the same type of legal abuse all to their disadvantage in the long run.

  27. Dale A Albrecht says:
    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      http://www.idf.org/membership/nac/united-states Diabetes


      This previous article is an old article originally published 2000. It has not gotten better.

      Also add

      33% of Americans are obese, versus 17% in the EU.

      Pharmaceuticals in all form legal and illegal


      Even though we have taken great strides in medical science, if the people personal habits such as eating and exercise had at least stayed constant we’d be living forever. As it is the people’s habits have negated any gains we might have had. Many of these changes are as a result of the FDA and government experts

      And to add a wrinkle…..job efficiencies have created a mostly sedentary workplace, economic changes

  28. Dale A Albrecht says:


    Troubling???how so??? They might actually bring people back into the flock, after the pedaphile scandal. I know very devote Catholics that never again let their children participate in any activity at church unless accompanied by them. The breach of trust was immense……At least the Pope is not advocating what the Muslims do to homosexuals.

  29. Dale A Albrecht says:

    No rant…just saw the headline that John Glenn passed away at 95. Those were confident times that we could do anything we set our minds to do.

    He said in the article, obviously at an earlier date, that he did not like the film “The Right Stuff” I went out to Edwards AFB as a youngster and we got quite a tour. We were able to walk around an X-15 mounted on the wing of a B-52 getting ready to fly in a day or so. We camped out in the desert on the base and the wreckage and pieces of crashed planes and small pieces of helmets, sort of un-nerved you. They obviously did not pick up all the pieces after a crash. But then back then we could ride in the back of a pick up without being arrested.

    What was wrong with the nationalistic pride of accomplishing things that were beyond most people imaginations, other than in “Flash Gordan” books. We compete in every action in our daily lives and enjoy competition with every sporting event, then the every four year extravaganza of the Olypmics…..when is our next manned space flight instead of hitching a ride on Soyuz…..And I do not mean the private tourist stuff being attempted

    • You are now getting way too cerebral.

      The educational system set up in the ’20’s by John Dewey and other faux progressives, undermined the basic morale of the country. We are bad, we did things deliberately that were evil and apparently we have to do mea culpa’s throughout eternity for things that happened before our parents were born. And remember polls of Youths indicate they think Castro’s Cuba (as if they could find it on a map) is better!

      Watching a show the other night where they were talking to young, educated blacks about slavery. It was apparent that none had ever been told that people of ALL races and colors were once slaves. But, telling/teaching them that will not suit the purpose nor the artificial narrative.

  30. gmanfortruth says:

    In a new wrinkle in the “black lives matter” movement, an editor of a top-rated legal website is calling on blacks to scare whites by automatically acquitting African-Americans accused of murdering or raping whites, no matter what the facts.

    On Above The Law, African-American editor Elie Mystal called for “jury nullification” by blacks when on juries in trials that focus on white victims.

    “Jury nullification would get white people’s attention. Remember how pissed-off white people were about O.J.? And that was just one dude. White people would notice if black jurors simply refused to play along,” he wrote.


    Is this division something that can be overcome?

  31. gmanfortruth says:

    Numerous videos and examples of fake news. They have been caught more times than many want to admit:


    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Does anyone remember the award winning NY Times journalist Jayson Blair? Ulimately fired for plagerizing and faking his stories.

  32. You gotta love the left……they need to chill out before they have a plexy….

    1) They are upset because a black unvetted refugee, on the American dole, was shot dead after refusing to put down a butcher knife, slashing at students, and threatening everyone. BLM is claiming that it is nothing more than a white guy shooting a black man regardless of the reason.

    2) Trump is assigning billionaires to his cabinet, whom are not going to take tax payer salaries and benefits, whom are very successful in what they do…..saying that not taking tax payer salaries is a slap in the face to the poor people and sends the wrong message.

    3) And now, appointing generals to positions is a “soft” military coup of the United States.


    • gmanfortruth says:

      All the while the Liberal media are touting a “study” done by the Liberal rag Buzzfeed on Fake news as somehow being legitimate. So I reminded them of a few things like:

      Landed under Sniper fire….
      Chopper got hit with RPG….
      You can keep your doctor…….
      It was a video…….
      The ice caps will be melted by 2013……
      Polar bears will be extinct by…….
      Coastal cities will be under water when Ice caps are melted in 2013…….
      Trump can’t win……..

      Short list, but you get the point 😀

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        What is the 1st objective of a coup in a banana republic?……It is to seize the media communication apparatus…..here it’s been just been going on for a lot longer, but with a softer more inciduous touch……in the videos I’m sure you noticed all the media talking heads used the same scripted line. No individuality, no variation of the theme/message.
        One media/government conspiracy event, not mentioned, was “Fast and Furious” This was all part of Obama’s and HRC’s attempt on gun control and signing into the UN gun bills…..the governments themselves are the biggest gun runners and arms dealers.

        • I’m still waiting for Eric Holder to be held accountable for the illegal ‘Fast and Furious’ gun running.

        • gmanfortruth says:

          Dale, One of the things that Liberal’s fail to grasp is that they are bringing back stories that are mostly forgotten. Now ask yourself, if the MSM can and do, use the same lines and talking points. can’t they also fake a report of a school shooting? Using a mass casualty exercise, actors and a good script, fake news could be used as a propaganda tool.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            Not questioning the capabilities, nor the motives. I’ve reached a point that my faith in just about anything is gone….what I can touch and see is real. As someone here and I believe it was Stephen said ….control the words and the dialog and you’re in control…..the gov, fortunately can not put the genie back in the bottle with the internet…..they’re trying, but will fail. The news when it was just 3-4 news services was easy to control, especially with the most trusted man in America “Cronkite” When retired replaced by none other then Dan Rather, does that then lend credibility to the MSM propganda and their main objective?. They set the stage with Cronkite and others and then slipped in the hacks.
            Even George Pulitzer was never going to let the facts stand in the way of a good story. And the award in his name is the goal of every print journalist.

    • It is necessary to appoint mediocrities at best or total failures because then there are low expectations and people can’t be disappointed.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        All in all the best managers I had in the corporate world were former military. With them having lived under the USMJ for much of their careers, they were far less arbitrary on personnel decisions and also the rules cut both ways. generally in non military background managers there were two sets of rules. One for them and one for you. Unfortunately, few ex military were hired in the areas I worked. They were looked down as being to stupid as having no ambition. I believe it was that most were to honest ad the business world could not withstand the scrutiny

        If a military leader sent his troops into a disaster based on the decisions he or she made, they usually do not last long., it’s black or white. In the corporate world its toppsy turvy. These guys are paid the big bucks to make the right decisions and spot the next big thing etc. But yet when they mess up and literally destroy a company based on BAD decisions they 1) get huge bonus’s to move on 2) go someplace else instead of oblivion. 3) get promoted and get even more dangerous.

    • The Colonel is just pissed because its so cold in Ft. Worth today. 🙂 🙂

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Anita…so am I…but luckily we’ll be back to seasonal temps in two days.

        • Wind chill 23 right now. We’ve had a couple dustings so far but we’re looking at 4-7 inches coming at us Sunday,

          • gmanfortruth says:

            My temp is 23, wind chill is 13. We have an inch on the ground, expecting another inch by Sunday, when we are expecting 5-8 inches, before a switch to freezing rain/snow on Monday. Actually……quite normal weather for this time of year.

            Overall, since Labor day weekend, we have been mild and dry. Not all that great for deer hunting, but we still managed to hang 5. Stopped the pursuit, freezers are all full. With the current Lake effect snow we could get more, who knows, it comes in bands and they aren’t that wide. Currently having a nice burst falling.

            Stay warm 😀

            • Good job filling the freezers. Western Michigan has plenty on the ground but we’ve been lucky so far. You had to have seen that pile up on 96 yesterday. That’s only 45 mins from me but it didn’t make it here. Have a feeling by the time the snow crosses the lakes, your 5-8 might be more like a foot. Tis the season.

              • Dale A Albrecht says:

                Forecast calls for back in the 60’s by Sunday…..we’ll see….Must be getting old, the cold, even for short durations is starting to get to me.

      • If it is below 75….it is cold.

        • Wimp 🙂

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            You got that right. 30 at the airport right now. I’ve paid my cold weather dues in the past.
            I rather like having the Camelia and Hibiscus budding out and would have blossomed in a could days,….but the radiant heat from the house may save them.

          • Guilty…I, too, have paid my cold bills…and dues…..I want warm, I want warm to be constant…I want 75 for a low 85 for a high….I want it to be boring. If I wish to go hunting, I will travel there, hunt, and come back to my constant temp. If I wish to go snow skiing, I will go where there is snow, and come back to my constant temprature. If I want to chas e Penguins in the arctic….I will go there and chase the little buggers….and come home to my constant temperature.

            So, if that makes me a wimp now….I can accept that.

            • It’s not cold until the key birds come out. They go key, key keyriste its cold.

            • Dale A Albrecht says:

              Sir…hate to get picky…Penguin’s are in the Antarctic regions, extending up a bit into Terra del Fuego, but I understand what you were driving at. Visiting the cold regions is fine as long as you can get back to nicer more moderate weather.

              When I was still up north, a friend and I took an extended vacation to the French West Indies in the middle of winter. We flew out of Montreal. 1/3 off due to curerncy exchange on the whole vacation, but also a direct flight. We were on the beach by 0900 as opposed to 1 whole day with 4 stops and layovers if we flew domestic…..That said Susan could grasp why I wanted to keep the car in the underground garage at the Hyatt and take a cab to Doral. The weather was actually quite temperate. When we returned it was -40F below and at least 5 feet of snow on the ground. All we had to do was get 15 feet to a warm cab, another 15 feet from the cab to the door at the Hyatt. Have a nice in room meal of rack of lamb for two. In the morning went downstairs, one crank and we were off. I’d have still been digging the car out at the airport, much less unthawing what would have been a brick…..no thanks I had the option to move by the next winter and did.

  33. gmanfortruth says:

    Lawyers representing traders who allege they were ripped off by a group of colluding global banks filed eye-popping evidence in a Manhattan Federal Court yesterday showing that even as global banks were being criminally probed for rigging currency markets, they continued to engage in rigging the silver market, with a UBS trader referring to the group as the “mafia.”

    In order to settle the charges against it in the matter, yesterday’s filing shows that the beleaguered Deutsche Bank turned over to the plaintiffs’ attorneys “more than 350,000 pages of documents and 75 audio tapes” that implicate other banks in a very serious way. In addition to banks previously named in the lawsuit (Deutsche Bank, HSBC, The Bank of Nova Scotia and UBS), trader conversations captured in the material provided by Deutsche Bank seriously implicate Barclays, Standard Chartered, BNP Paribas Fortis and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

    The scorching evidence produced in the case raises the question, why is the U.S. Justice Department sitting on its hands in this matter. Unlike civil cases brought by private plaintiffs, the Justice Department has the power to wire tap and issue subpoenas. Almost two years ago, Bloomberg News reported that the Justice Department “is investigating whether the world’s biggest banks manipulated prices of precious metals such as silver and gold as it pushes to wrap up probes into currency-rate rigging, according to people with knowledge of the matter.” The report said that 10 banks, including two of those named in this case, Barclays and Deutsche Bank, were being probed.

    The question must be asked….Is the Obama Justice department colluding with these banks? OR…..Are they holding back to pass it on and let the Trump administration get blamed for whatever outcome happens?

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Oh you mean like the tax fraud perpetrated by the Swiss Banks and cheats here. It’s one thing to just take deposits of tax dodgers, but to actively advise and collude it the illegal activity…..It’s been 8 years and I have yet to hear of one individual being brought to justice. Yet the banks paid a “small” fine and fired a few people but then just moved on to their next scam.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Or like BOA paying $15B “fine” to the government to settle a suit concerning the housing collapse, but yet they did so without admitting any wrongdoing? If you did nothing wrong, why pay it?…just a cost of doing business, move on to the next big thing, They were given the monopoly, of to big to fail, by the government so why not kick a bit back.

  34. gmanfortruth says:

    Put forth for scrutiny (it originates from the AP)

    The study found that 22.5 million people would lose coverage directly due to repeal of the law’s subsidies, Medicaid expansion, and its individual requirement to carry health insurance.

    Another 7.3 million would become uninsured because of the ripple effects of market upheavals. That could happen if insurers lose confidence in the Republican promise of a replacement and abandon the individual market. A key industry worry is that a repeal law would get rid of subsidies and mandates but still leave insurers on the hook for covering people with health problems.


    • gmanfortruth says:

      A key industry worry is that a repeal law would get rid of subsidies and mandates but still leave insurers on the hook for covering people with health problems.

      Is this proof that the insurance industry is nothing but a scam?

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Scam? Interesting choice of words. So how is it you think insurance is a scam?

        • Welcome back, JAC

          • Just A Citizen says:


            Thank you Colonel.

            I see Boise State has drawn Baylor in a bowl game. I feel a wager coming on.

            • Well,I suppose that we can….. I am not a Baylor fan, of sorts, but it is a Texas team. However, here, football is a religion. Football and guns. But…I am up fot it…..I still owe you from last year….or year before. If I remember correctly, we were going to try to get together earlier this year but your winds up there were pretty nasty.

              So….hmmmm…..Are you a fan of hot sauces? I saw a pretty cool gift assortment of different Texas spices and hot sauces in a nice package…..It can be shipped without dry ice and such…..so I will offer that….and if Baylor wins, I will send you a Baylor T shirt that you have to wear for a couple of days.

              An alternative is a slab of smoked ribs…and accompanying BBQ sauce. Beef ribs, of course.

  35. gmanfortruth says:

    A White House official says President Obama has ordered a review of the email hacking that rattled the Clinton presidential campaign. Intelligence and national security officials are to report their findings to the president before he leaves office on Jan. 20.


  36. Just A Citizen says:

    When I left last week I offered what I thought was some sage advice. Stay sane and have fun.

    Looks like one of us completely ignored the advice which in turn made the second part equally difficult for some.

    Interesting reading on my trip. The history and advent of the “state” and then “monarchist states”. As I have tried to describe before, it has been a long evolution of human development that led to the current political situation. Each change makes sense in the context of the time in which the change occurs. And as with many things, the history documented 100 years ago is much different than what is taught in school today.

    I am finally done with the first of three books on “The Intellectual and Cultural History of the Western World.” The first book ends with closing years of the medieval period and the early years of what we came to call the Renaissance, during the time of Francis Bacon.

    P.S. Hard to believe it has been 75 years since Dec. 7th. The parade in Honolulu included the few remaining survivors, one of whom is over 100 and walked the entire parade. Interestingly Dec. 7th was not as big a deal on the other islands. Remembered but not with all the fanfare.

  37. gmanfortruth says:

  38. Just A Citizen says:

    LMAO. From an American Thinker article.

    To recap:

    1) Obama unconstitutionally granted legal protected status to children of illegal aliens, many of whom are no longer children.

    2) Republicans protested this outrageously illegal act not authorized by Congress.

    3) After the election, Republicans say they will not overturn Obama’s illegal amnesty and are working on ways to continue it.

    4) Since it was the parents of the children who committed the illegal acts, it is OK if the children benefit from them.

    5) Repeated mention is made of the great sympathy for the plight of illegals. There is zero discussion of the impact of all these illegals on American citizens; that’s not even part of the calculation.

    6) Once the children’s legal status is confirmed, they will never be asked to leave. And once they are never asked to leave, neither will their parents be.

    Thank you, Donald Trump and the GOP, for continuing Obama’s legacy of illegal immigration and chain migration.

    • This is exactly why the state’s must take their own steps. The Feds have become ineffective.

    • While this is not a surprise from the Republicrats, I’ll hold on hanging Trump till he actually takes office. The way the Left is whining one would think he already is the President.

      Two things about Trump’s victory: 1: Maybe he can fix the bad trade deals, this is about the only thing that I hope for. 2. I don’t have to listen to HRC for 4 years. Her vioce causes mental anguish 🙂

      Overall expectations……more of the same.

  39. OMG……now we have fake news and Russian hacking that defeated Clinton. HOw does she ever sleep?

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      She sleeps with a tin foil hat so at least her brainwaves are protected. Actually I do not think she sleeps at all, because she is constantly thinking of ways to blame someone else for her failures. Usually, after a few times a normal person starts thinking, “could it possibly be me?”

      • HRC isn’t normal at all. Not sure what mental illness she has, but I’ll start at sociopath.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Also narcistic and paranoid,…..this election was her’s to lose and she did.

          • The best offense isthe under dog who has nothing to lose. When you are about to be over-run by a much superior enemy force….take the offense and charge like hell. Damn the torpedo……full speed ahead.

            Or, I remember this well because I uttered this under my breath one time when faced with certain death…I turned and looked at my segundo and said…”What the F***, we only live once….you ready?” Even if they were not, I went and they just followed…..we blew through them and kept running. About two miles later when we were certain we were not followed, we stopped to rest, looked at each other, checked for holes……and peed in our pants.

  40. Watching the commentary on John Glenn death and Donald Trump’s Michigan Rally last night, I think I finally have a handle on Trump’s methodology, I suspect the rallies will continue long after he takes office.

    Most folks link him to Reagan and they are right but…..Regan did not have to SELL the American dream. He was still dealing with a huge WW 2 population and post WW 2 population who had experienced it and remembered it well. Nobody had to tell them what a great country it was, hell, they went to the moon! They had witnessed its power and had lived through the upheavals which brought about the changes in Civil Rights. They got it! They elected Reagan to bring it back.

    Trump is dealing with the boomers and the post boomers. They have no experience with the greatness of the country. While their parents and grandparents saw the huge changes first hand, their connection to war was the botch of Viet-nam, and the disasters that followed. They got to witness the Civil Rights movement with little or no historical context and an inability to see (having not been born) the huge progress actually made. The follow-up to the WW 2 generation never saw greatness, never saw real earth shaking progress and were, unlike their predecessors educated by a system that always looked backwards at the old warts, never forward to the future (just compare a 40’s High School history book with a modern one, I Have).

    Watched the entire Trump speech last night. Over and over he hammered the line about confidence and our need to rediscover it. I actually expected him to use the phrase “a great crusade”. It would have been appropriate.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      In some of the commentaries about John Glenn’s life, they related a story about when the original Mercury astronauts went to Cape Canaveral to witness the 1st launch (unmanned) of the Atlas rocket that was supposed to take them into space….just after liftoff it blew up. For them to then continue and ride those enlarged bottle rockets into the unknown is a tribute to them and those that followed.

    • I hear ya SK!! Same kind of thing I was talking to JAC about…he appointed all these (cause I know the Colonel always freaks when I say this) long in the tooth Generals BECAUSE of their knowledge of how it used to be. Every person he nominates is a piece to the puzzle of getting America back to thinking how great we were and can be in the future.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        I’m more on the side that the general’s dealt with reality and made things happen. Academics usually deal in the abstract and usually NEVER actually had to make their theories work.

    • Just A Citizen says:


      Watching the pro Trump people react to his rhetoric reminds me of how the left reacted to Obama’s. Once people buy in they seem to only hear what they want to hear.

      Yes, Trump uses a lot of rhetoric about the greatness of America and the need to return to that greatness. Same as Obama did. He uses “others” to focus the outrage of the population against those who are responsible, supposedly, for our fall from greatness. Or, for their own personal plight. Same as Obama, Clinton and Sanders. It is the rhetoric used by Socialist tyrants in Central and South America.

      The biggest difference is the “means” of their methods. So far it looks like Trump is going to be a solid Progressive type from the early to mid 20th century, while Obama was far more Socialist leaning type.

      I watched Stossel last night. He played speeches of Chavez, Castro and others from south of the border along side Trump, Clinton and Sanders. The similarities will make the hair go up on the back of your neck.

      I also want to point out how so many people are rationalizing Trump’s first announced appointments. People who come from the very pool he has been ripping on for a year. But now suddenly these are the “smart businessmen” that we need to clean up the system. For God’s sake, they are the system. Will they have some come to Jesus moment under Trump? Will they change their spots because he wants them to do so? We will see. But the point remains that if this were Obama’s appointments people on the right would be pointing out the hypocrisy of the left defending them. Yet here they are, defending “their guy” just because he is “their guy”.

      I understand the need by many to have some “hope” of a positive change coming. People have not felt “good” for awhile and they are really wanting to feel good. It would be far better for everyone if they recognized Trump as nothing but a stop gap, a choice that did nothing but avoid the other choice. Anything that is accomplished beyond this would then bring true happiness rather than set everyone up for large disappointment..

      • Except that Obama ran on a social justice platform and appointed his fellow community organizers to his cabinet. Not to mention his czars. Trump’s picks are efficiency experts, many who earned billions in the private sector, and who know the importance of having to pay bills with their own money. Big difference, and worthy of , at the least, optimism.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          You have made my point better than I could.

          • I must have missed the point then. He didn’t rip on the wealthy, he ripped on politicians, the same guys you always rip on. I think we’re going to be at odds for four years because you don’t think the country can be run like a business.

            • Just A Citizen says:


              Govt. cannot be run the same as business. The profit motive is missing.

              That does not mean that Govt. cannot be run in a business like fashion.

              Yes, Trump rails against politicians. And who is he appointing but politicians and crony capitalists? A few generals does not hide the other appointments.

              The point is that you hear what you want to hear. Your guy won so you project all kinds of good things on him that are not real. Just as you saw nothing but bad in the other tribes guy.

              If we are at odds it will be due to my calling out the hypocrisy of supposed “conservatives” and others claiming liberty as their core value while rationalizing all the big govt. actions by their champion.

              • Is there a certain pick or picks that you have a problem with? And to your comment from above…. Trump uses a lot of rhetoric about the greatness of America and the need to return to that greatness. Same as Obama did…. I don’t remember Obama ever talking about making America great. His thing was to fundamentally transform America.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        The 1st thing that flashed in my mind about the continued rallies, was Nurenburg

        • You can start worrying when they put on brown shirts and start carrying banners as they goose step into the stadia. These are more like football rallies.

          I think we have to give his management style time. If I am right, everyone whom he has hired has been given their “marching orders”. Use your talents and skills to produce what “I WANT” not what you want. If they fail they will be gone. Do not be surprised if there is a fairly constant turn over in the slots because they appointees cannot get behind the plan either through ideology or temperament.

          Understand one thing. He is NOT like anything we have ever seen. Remember, he was not supposed to win the nomination let alone the election. This is one very savvy dude who has no “rule” book.

          Colonel, you are correct. Remember what that idiot Paul Bremmer did in Iraq. He never saw the “Patton” movie. Having been in Government, when a good Mayor took over, he took the time to see who was good, who was bad. Some old, long term names were kept because they could perform, just were never allowed to by their previous bosses.

      • JAC, I seem to remember Patton once telling the media, when he was criticized for using Nazis in a lot of areas after the war……until you can give me someone that can run trains and power systems and so forth, I will use the ones that can keep it going……

        • I am a little curious why you feel that there will be no change. Is there something specific or is it because he is using heads of corporations pursing a business style approach….

          At least they are not politicians and academia.

      • I can’t help but think that Trump’s speech writer(s) are well versed in those older speeches as well. Considering how Liberal most colleges are today, the similarities should be expected. 😀 Or….do you actually think he writes his own?

  41. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I like how the MSM is just unrelenting on Trump. They talk about how neutral they were and gave Trump an easy go of it during the campaign…huh. Every MSM article I read was negative…..Now they’re on his ties to this country and that country…..of course he has ties. He’s an international businessman and builds resorts and hotels. He actually provided a product in exchange for money…..where the Clinton’s just exchanged words and access for money and sold out the country on many fronts. Military high tech to China during Bill’s tenure in the WH. Nuclear espionage with China, campaign finance directly with China, Nuclear deal with Russia under HRC, groundwork of Iran nuclear deal under HRC. What power did Trump have to sell out our country in the past 30 years….none what so ever.

    Or how during the campaign they had rallies and used a lot of Trump hotels as though that was illegal. He financed himself. Now if as president if he stays at his hotels and pays his business with government funds while traveling…..that would raise problems….but not until Jan 20th

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Reads like the FDA and Monsanto, or Treasury and Goldman Sachs and I’ll include the Fed which is a private bank. Revolving door. This is large scale and it even happens in little villages. selectman get elected, they’re relators or developers. They pass in closed hearings a new zoning law that allows the members to build and sell. They resign and go do the project and name replacements who do the same and it goes on. We revolted in Milton and at least stopped it for a while. Corruption runs deep but only as long as it’s toterated and people remain ignorant.

      Try getting just a Tetnus (sp) shot….can’t happen. It’s a multiple vaccine like MMR. for diseases that i’ll never get exposed to. At least the VA warned me about the potential issues with the drug. I do not remember the last time I had a tetnus shot and I told the nurse, I’ll worry about it at some other time. In the meantime, I’ll just be careful

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I just read an article as to why Jill Stein got into politics. Forget this election and recounts.

      Back in the 90’s she was very active in trying to get the incinerators shut down in MA that wound up releasing mercury into the surrounding areas and causing an increase in neurological issues with children. Even when I was much younger the dangers of Mercury and the damage it causes was fairly well known. Remember the issues with eating tuna and swordfish decades ago. Mercury occurs in solution in just about all waters, in different concentrations etc. However, we as humans did not want to ADD to the natural potential problem. Doesn’t all this CDC stuff smack of absolute denial of a pretty much proven fact. My Grandmother even talked about it and the brain damage done to workers in industries when she was younger that exposed (adults), not just developing children.

  42. Oh yes…..and now,,,,,,,,Since Merry Christmas is not liked by the left…..the P.C. police have now said that “Happy Holiday’s” is likewise a negative connotation to the poor.

  43. Dale A Albrecht says:

    This morning in my email was an article about the “Deep State” comparing it against Capitalism. It was long and copywrited so posting the like is frowned upon. But the jist was Capitalism usually was based on a win/win deal. The “Deep State” is based on win/lose
    The author went on to comparing the “Deep State” to the Mafia. He also gets in describing history as a clash of myths. The Great Plague…crop failures…tidal waves these are real. They happen, no matter what we think. But wars, crusades, financial crisis and crashes are all almost driven by some form of popular myth. They exist because they marshal human energies in enterprises (often quixotic, foolhardy, or just plain stupid) that otherwise wouldn’t happen.

    “Crony capitalism” is not capitalism at all. “Consensual politics” is likewise a fraud. Capitalism is based on persuasion, politics is based on force.

    The Deep State a complex amalgam of government and crony capitalism-gives bounty also, but of a differnt type. It comes almost entirely from a win-lose transaction.

    The Deep State makes people poorer less innovative and more vulnerable to competion from freer, less encumbered groups….(my comment here….I absolutely saw this in Sicily. The people were so discouraged and were actually quite self sufficient, but to move beyond that and be creative and innovative….the Mafia always moved in to take a slice even if the innovator did not use their services, like as an investor, or if the mafia had no interest, the State in Rome took the gain. Either way they lost…so why bother, if you refused the Mafia, you wound up DEAD or the business blown up…the State put you in prison).

    The author gets into security and protection in all forms.

    The Deep State is fundementally a protection racket, like the mafia. It does not provide services directly by organizes them.

    Like the Mafia, the Deep State offers protection that is hard to refuse; you pay whether you want it or not.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      I take exception to this comment: ” Capitalism is based on persuasion, politics is based on force.”

      First: Capitalism is nothing more than an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production. This is part of the problem with the definition. It allows all kinds of basterdized systems under the title “capitalism”, including Fascism. This is why so many add the prefix “free market” to identify the form of capitalism the author is referring to.

      Second: Politics is not based on force. Govt. is in essence force but politics exists within and without Govt. Politics is rooted in the body politic, or citizens of an area. It is the means by which they resolve disputes, make agreements, etc.

      As far as the “Deep State” goes, let’s be clear. It is nothing but the elite that float to the top under any economic system which exists under a Govt. that is equally based on shoddy moral and ethical principles. Those seeking power over others in order to better their position exist under all systems. So far man has not been able to develop a system that prevents them from succeeding. This includes the Anarchist system, by the way. Which was the original system that led to humans devising some form of “government” to reduce the violence and destruction between clans, tribes and groups.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Unfortunately…I was able to put a few sentences into my comment instead of the whole article, which was very long. So therefore without the whole sentence or paragraph what I wrote could be interpreted as being taken out of context. The author does a lot of further explaining which actually brings in many of the points you brought up……I would actually like to get permission to post the entire article.

  44. Just A Citizen says:

    In the category of WTF. Think about these reported “reasons” a minute.

    The Election Commission provided explanations for these changes for the Day 9 tallies:

    “Ashland County: Original election results were inadvertently entered as recount results for the Day 6 update. The recount results have been correctly updated to the Day 9 spreadsheet.

    Calumet County: Increase of 15 ballots in City of Chilton Wards 1-5 because ballots were marked incorrectly on Election Day. Voter intent was determined during recount canvas. +11 votes for Trump/Pence and +4 votes for Clinton/Kaine.

    Dane County: Increase of 12 votes in City of Verona Wards 2-4 due to ballots being counted as part of City of Verona Wards 1,5 in error on Election Day.

    Eau Claire County: Increase of 14 votes in City of Eau Claire Ward 39 due to ballots that were marked incorrectly on Election Day, where the recount canvass determined voter intent, and the addition of 5 absentee ballots that were not counted on Election Day.”

  45. Just A Citizen says:

    GO NAVY. Bwahahahaha

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I assume the score is still 0-14 Army. My best friend is Army and she’s the coxwain on an Army transport ship. They are up with their ship in Baltimore at a fleet week celebration. I said at dinner before they shoved off that the Army craft were going to be used to tow the Navy ships around. That got a smile.

  46. Just A Citizen says:

    The author does a good job of capturing my thoughts on all the “noise” coming from the “intelligence community”. We have some real serious problems in our Govt. They go far beyond concerns over use of force.


    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I believe there is an old saying, “Behind every King sit the spymasters”

      Julian Assange swears that the “leaked” information did NOT come from the Russian’s. The implication is that it came from our very own intelligence agencies. I believe the agencies WANTED HRC to win because she could be truly blackmailed into doing what they want by her illegal actions. But somehow the sheer size of her transgressions tipped them against hre just barely. Trump is an unknown and without any previous government involvement would be hard to pin down.

      I just went through the full 153 articles on att.yahoo.com headlines. a full 75% were much ado about nothing. JoLo’s kids, etc. the remaining 25% 38 articles were political in nature and ALL BUT ONE was a negative swipe at Trump. Trump and his staff are going to have to be very thick skinned and just about as squeaky clean as Caesars wife to get the MSM to give it a break. Now if he fails to deliver and shifts positions the alt media will tear in also.

  47. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Here is what I believe the disdain the Obama’s have for the nation and the WH. This was an article title “Pet Peeve” apparently the Obama’s never properly trained “Sunny” and the dog’s favorite place to do it’s business was at the door to Obama’s office

  48. Dale A Albrecht says:


    We have not yet begun to see the release of the pent up hatred the countries in Europe have for Muslims.

    • Just A Citizen says:


      And Jews!

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        yes, the Jews also….it wasn’t all that long ago that there were several synagogues in France burned and the Jewish folks wanted some protection. The official answer was “when are you going to get the message that you are not wanted here…leave”.

  49. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I loved the Federal judges ruling to continue the recount in Wisconsin. “It probably won’t alter the results” Some legal ruling. Why not use the one that Jill Stein had no standing seeing that she was not in aggrieved/injured party in the election as was done in Michigan.

  50. Finally….

    • Just A Citizen says:


      Congratulations Sir. Well deserved victory.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      14 years is a long dry spell for a victory against Navy. I told my friend to make sure her Captain does not fly any inappropriate signal flags as they pass Annapolis coming home tomorrow

      Those new Army helmets looked like the “predator” headgear

  51. Dale A Albrecht says:

    egads this recount stuff is getting tedious. Apparently another Federal judge has gotten into the fray in PA. The courts usually operate on precedence as a fallback. Take Michigan as a fallback position that Stein has no basis to sue for a recount. If HRC wants to do it…come out of the shadows and do it yourself…..unfortunately the recounts will show what Detroit was exposing. No Russian involvement, that’s the fake news story line being parroted.

  52. G Man….I have not forgotten you but trying to scan my paper to put on here is going to be way to voluminous. So….let us take a couple of points you made. I will cut and paste some of the paper to address your points.

    Are you of the opinion, that when Great Britain and the United States decided to stop trade with Japan, that it was because we wanted a war with Japan?

  53. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Crank up the presses


    What will come out of this is a huge reduction in the global population

  54. CABINET:
    Justice: Jeff Sessions!!! (Law and Order)
    Defense: General James”Mad Dog”Mattis!!! (21st Century Patton)
    HUD: Dr. Ben Carson!! (Outsider heal inner cities)
    DHS: General John Kelly! (Threat assessment/prevention)
    HHS: Tom Price! (Tea Party OG Executioner of obamacare)
    Treasury: Steve Mnuchin! (Economic nationalist-investment)
    Commerce: Wilbur Ross! (Unleash national energy resources)
    Commerce Deputy: Todd Ricketts (Streamline and cut waste)
    Labor: Andrew Puzder! (Reduce regulations and labor costs)
    Education: Betsy Devos (Reformer anti common core / unions)
    Transportation: Elaine Chao (Experienced+leverage Mcconnel)

    NEW>>>Interior: Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Establishment insider)

    NEW*>>>SoS: Rex Tillerson (Nationalist Outsider)

    NEW*>>>Deputy SoS: John Bolton (Experienced)

    *Announcement not yet official

    DHS Deputy: TBD ( Kris Kobach preferred)
    Energy: TBD
    Agriculture: TBD

    Chief Strategist: Steve”Honey Badger”Bannon!!! (THE Outsider)
    Chief of Staff: Reince Preibus! (Leverage Ryan + opens RNC Chair)
    Nat Sec: General Mike Flynn!! (Loyalist tough on Islam)
    Nat Sec Deputy: KT McFarland (Total pro w extensive experience)
    EPA: Scott Pruitt! (Climate Change Denier – remove regulations)
    CIA: Mike Pompeo! (OG Tea Party West Point top of class)
    SBA: Linda McMahon! (Entrepreneur + loyalist outsider)
    WH Counsel: Don McGahn (Libertarian constitutional law expert)
    Medicare/Medicaid: Seema Verma (Reformer+Pence ally)
    UN: Nikki Haley (Opens SC gov seat for Trump loyalist McMaster)

    NEW>>>>NEC Director: Gary Cohn (Banking and investment tactician )

    Press Secretary: TBD (Ingraham or Conway preferred)
    OMB: TBD
    Nat Intel: TBD

    Ambassador to China: Terry”Old Friend”Barnstad!! (Take the lumps out)

    NEW>>>>American Mftg. Council: Andrew Liveris (Job Creation)

    Major Job Announcements
    US Steel
    Soft Bank
    Dow Chemical

  55. A new article/thread has been published 🙂

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