Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Trump is the White House Harvey Weinstein

Trump boasts about his history of sexual assault
" You can do anything you want to them. I don't ask, I just kiss them. You can grab them by the P###y"
One of his victims is seeking proof of his sick behavior by supoenaing records around the time she was assaulted.
it's time for this disgraceful person to pay the piper.
Watch this video, a strong case that compares trump to his Democratic friend, Harvey Weinstein.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Nightmare of trump's Failed Administration

It feels strange sitting in Tel Aviv writing this article.

For so many years, Americans have looked towards Israel and Israelis and wondered how they manage. Americans commonly inquire — “How are you able to deal with the many threats that surround you?”

Now, as I sit here, I worry less about my friends and children locally, and more about my friends, children, and grandchild in the US.

I live in a city with an operational missile defense system in place. I live in a country in which an armed Nazi sympathizer could not march down the street.

While our country does have enemies who attempt to use vehicles as weapons, my prime minister, whatever I may think of his deficits, does personally visit the victims of any attack and ensures them that that the state will bring the “terrorist” to justice.

I have been writing about American history for most of my life. Never has there been a period when circumstances have gone wrong so quickly. I'm not referring to any unexpected acts, like a sudden crash of the stock market, but to self-inflicted wounds.

The decline started in the first minutes of the Trump administration, at his inaugural address. Instead of conveying a speech that tried to inspire, sought to bring the country together, President Donald J. Trump delivered a dark address, depicting an America I did not recognize.

It was a speech seemingly designed to spark the anger instead of extinguishing the ambers of division and bring the country together.

On his first full day in office, President Trump took the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the treaty created to balance the economic growth of China. This one action, taken without any consultation, began a rapid slide of American standing in the world. As an Israeli, that makes me worry.

Israel’s second biggest strategic asset — after its military — is its friendship with the United States. While that friendship remains strong, anything that diminishes America's standing in the world weakens Israel.

During his short tenure, the list of actions taken by President Trump that weaken the US is long. The soft power developed and harnessed by the United States over the course of many decades and administrations has swiftly and suddenly been eliminated, as the official policy of the US government abruptly moved away from supporting democracy and democratic values to supporting what are considered “American interests.”

People across the globe no longer have confidence in the United States. People no longer trust the word of an American President who has been proven, again and again, to make up his own facts. From a local perspective here in the Middle East, the US under Trump seemingly ignored Israel’s concerns as it negotiated a ceasefire with Russia on Syria.

For reasons no one has been able to explain, the Trump administration appears to believe American and Russian interests are aligned. And, while Israel and Russia have good relations, Russian actions in the Middle East these past five years have been antithetical to Israel's interests.

Israelis' biggest concern is that Trump has reversed the dictum of one of America’s most successful Presidents, Teddy Roosevelt — “Speak softly, but carry a big stick.”

Trump speaks loudly, without necessarily having a big stick prepared.

While there is a chance, albeit very small, that Trump's policy on North Korea will be successful, the two more likely outcomes are either a failure to deter North Korea's nuclear ambitions — in a scenario that will turn the US into a paper tiger — or a devastating war with unknown consequences.

Events this past weekend took America to an even darker place. The site of gun-toting Nazis chanting “Jews will not replace us” is enough to put a chill in the body of any Jew with a glimmer of historical memory.

No one thinks America is about to turn into Nazi Germany. But Jews always fear that anti-semitism lurks just below the surface — and recent events certainly increase that fear.

The “Trump effect” on American politics has led to a strengthening of the extremes, and a hollowing out of the middle. Jewish history has shown us that when the extremes get stronger the danger to Jews and minorities increase.

While the most overt anti-semitic statements and actions seem to be wielded by those on extreme Right. (Even with my low journalistic profile, I have been the subject of numerous anti-semitic attacks.)

That being said, we must not completely ignore the anti-semitism that appears to have developed in the extreme Left as well. Though we must be careful not to create a false equivalency, as the most dangerous anti-semitism emanates from the Right (and most cases of political violence have been executed by Right-sympathizing loyalists), it is important to note that extremists on either side are dangerous.

Jews (and the Jewish state) often end up as the target. And President Trump continues to fuel the flames of extremism. The fact that the current White House includes advisors such as Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka makes it near impossible for the White House to credibly claim its hands are clean, given their clear connections to the alt-Right.

Of course, Trump still has his supporters in Israel, who, like many on the Right in America, have managed to ignore his failings and continue to believe in their leader. While the Trump administration's promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem has been proven to be just talk, his faithful still seem to prefer a president who continues to demonstrate his incompetence and indirectly stokes the fires of anti-semitism to a President who might show any sympathy to the Palestinians.

For many, the election of Trump felt like a nightmare. A little over six months into his presidency, that nightmare just seems to be getting worse. The Trump Presidency may be at an inflection point from which it may never be able to recover. If there is any hope for change, the administration must take clear and decisive action.

In the wake of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, stated on Sunday:

We call on the White House to terminate all staff with any ties to these extremists. There is no rationale for employing people who excuse hateful rhetoric and ugly incitement. They do not serve the values embodied in our Constitution nor the interests of the American people.

Listening to Greenblatt would be a first step towards a new direction.

Marc Schulman is a multimedia historian.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Donald Trump Doesn’t Know Basic Things About Our Government or The Economy

He doesn't know that HE is the President of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
He announced yesterday that he had a phone conversation with the President of the Virgin Islands..which is Trump himself.
With the help of Russia and his "uneducated voters" trump was able to get enough votes to have the electoral college appoint him President, even though Clinton received several million more votes.
In this video trump exposes his lack of knowledge of how our country works and his complete lack of comprehension about economics.

Zamir Etzioni with MFBSR

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Is trump a Moron, or Just Stupid?

The law allowed, in the past,  authorities to detain the mentally impaired and to intern them in homes, camps or so-called colonies: over 65,000 were interned in Britain and a similar number in the United States, although America also instituted mass sterilization of the mentally impaired, which the British did not. The United States had a similar, though not identical, classification of the mentally impaired, which was heavily influenced by the advent of IQ tests. “Idiots” were those with IQs lower than 25, “imbeciles” had IQs lower than 50, but the term “feeble-minded,” which was used in Britain, was replaced by another term coined in 1910 by psychologist Henry Goddard. Those with IQs from 51 to 70 would henceforth be known as “morons.”

All of these terms were eventually deemed to be derogatory and were removed from professional lexicons by the early 1970s, along with the general change in society’s attitude toward the intellectually disabled, as they are called today. The term “moron,” along with “idiot” and “imbecile,” joined the ever-growing stock of insults that include “stupid,” “dumb,” “cretin,” “ignoramus,” “nitwit,” “simpleton,” “numbskull” and the like. But the word “moron” is still pejorative enough that if forced U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to humiliate himself in front of the country on Wednesday after NBC reported that he had used it over the summer to depict U.S. President Donald Trump. In a rare appearance before television cameras, Tillerson praised Trump’s diplomatic wisdom with superlatives worthy of Bismarck, Metternich and Kissinger put together, though he noticeably refrained from denying that he had called Trump a “moron.” That task was left to U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, who asserted that Tillerson wouldn’t use such language. Stephanie Ruhl, one of the NBC reporters with the scoop, admitted that Nauert was right: According to her sources, Tillerson hadn’t called Trump a “moron” but a “fucking moron.” True to the principle that one can always find an embarrassing Trump tweet for just about everything, New York Magazine promptly located the 2014 tweet in which Trump showcased a caricature of a Founding Father telling colleagues: “I keep thinking we should include something in the constitution in case the people elect a fucking moron.” Trump probably meant it as a dig at former U.S. President Barack Obama.

Ruhl maintained that not only had Tillerson used the offensive term to describe Trump, but that U.S. Vice President Pence, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis and then-Homeland Security chief John Kelly had to dissuade the secretary of state from resigning. Ruhl, whose report was published as Trump was making his way to a Las Vegas still reeling from the horrific shoot-out last Sunday night, said that Tillerson’s tirade came after Trump’s monumentally offensive speech in July to thousands of boy scouts, in which he dissed Obama, praised himself and seemed to be using sexual innuendo to describe the lives of wealthy people with yachts. Tillerson, who devoted many years of his life to the scouts movement as he was climbing to the top of Exxon’s corporate ladder, blew his top and called Trump a “moron” – and probably nastier things as well.

He wasn’t the first and won’t be the last, of course. Stupidity is one of the more easily accessible and widespread explanations for Trump’s behavior. It’s no coincidence, of course, that his election resurrected the futuristic cult classic “Idiocracy’ about a dumbed down America that chooses a loutish porn actor as president. It’s true that Trump has claimed in the past that his IQ is much higher than that of Obama or of comedian John Stewart, but in that case, he’s doing an excellent job of concealing his intelligence, as his visit this week to Puerto Rico showed.
Trump came to the island under a cloud of criticism over the federal government’s allegedly slow response to the destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria as well his own dismissive attitude toward Puerto Ricans and their leaders, which stood in stark contrast to the tone of his message in the hurricane-hit states of Florida and Texas. But rather than trying to cheer up Puerto Ricans, as he did in Texas, or console them, as he would later do in Las Vegas, Trump insulted the island’s residents on their own home turf. He told them they should be grateful they weren’t hit with a “real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005. He didn’t stop complaining about the drain of Puerto Rican recovery on the federal budget, which he didn’t even mention in Texas or Florida. And to cap it all off, Trump was filmed tossing out paper towels to his audience in a scene deemed by one broadcaster as “the least presidential ever.”

Some people ascribe Trump’s behavior in such events to obnoxious racism rather than stupidity. Prejudice and racial stereotypes are such a prominent feature of his personality, they maintain, that he just can’t keep them under lock. He has described himself as ‘the least racist person ever,” but since he launched his presidential run by describing Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers, Trump has described Puerto Ricans as lazy, Muslims as wannabe terrorists, African-Americans as thugs, Jews as proficient with money and women as inferior sexual objects. It’s only among neo-Nazis, apparently, that Trump has found “some fine people.”
Others cite Trump’s sensational victory in the elections – which was the result of a Russian sting operation – as proof of his political smarts. According to this view, all of Trump’s scandals, controversies, insults and inanities are but a ploy aimed at rallying his base, first to win the elections and then as leverage against the unruly Republican Party. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, Trump is a smart guy pretending to be a dunce. If that’s true, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be worried by Barak Ravid’s report on Wednesday that Trump told the United Nations' secretary general that the prime minister is more problematic that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. If Trump is a “moron,” on the other hand, as Tillerson testified, then his words  should be taken as seriously as his assertions about Obama’s birth certificate, his support for Marine Le Pen in the French elections and his praise for the homicidal Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who will have the privilege of hosting Trump next month.

The problem with the Trump-is-actually-clever theory is that his outlandish statements and unfounded assertions don’t just harm America’s international image or divide its own population – they often do the most damage to Trump himself. The U.S. president has shot himself in the foot so regularly that it is only natural to assume he may not be the sharpest pencil in the box. He fired FBI Director James Comey, a move which Steve Bannon described as the worst presidential mistake ever, but then made things much worse for himself by admitting, contrary to the official line, that he did so because of the investigation of his ties to Russia. Trump made sure that even if Special Counsel Robert Mueller didn’t collect enough evidence on the alleged collusion, he would always be able to nail Trump on obstruction of justice. The same is true of Trump’s ham-handed effort to concoct a cover story for his son Donald’s hitherto unreported meeting with a Russian lawyer with close ties to the Kremlin, which fell apart within hours.

In short,Trump is indeed a moron, a racist and a loser.

The Chomsky Hoax

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