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"Drain the swamp"? Really?

Tens of millions of people fell for the “drain the swamp” metaphor Trump used in speeches. His solution was to establish term limits. But that only really changes the inhabitants of the swamp, not what causes it. The fluid that creates the swamp is the money used to lobby representatives, and donated to their campaigns. Note Trump did not call for any limitations on that. In fact, if you allow money to flow without any limits, and enact term limits, it actually gives those infusing the money more influence over elections and who inhabits the swamp.

We need a Constitutional amendment that standardizes national elections

We need to standardize the way national elections are run for President, Senators and Representatives. The reason being that we all get impacted by how these are run, and the results. Let states run their local and in-state elections anyway they want to. But I’m tired of wondering whether someone really won the Presidency or not. As Thom has noted many times, since we’ve gone to electronic voting machines, exist polls stopped matching vote totals. Then there’s all the range of ways voters get registered, and attempts to purge voter rolls by Republicans.

Post election market fiasco

The market took a big dive and then recovered with a gain. However, interest on the 10 year bond rose about 30 basis points (.3%). It had been around 1.75 but it went to about 2.0?. It is now 2.13%. Divide the original percentage by the recent rate and that will give you the percentage left of whatever bonds you hold, Trump tried to blame Janet Yellen and CNBC is failing to recognize the fact that the holders of U.S.

Daily Topics - Friday November 11th, 2016

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Could Trumps racist, sexist comments actually have been a deliberate distraction from the real issue

Could all of Trump's racist, xenophobic, sexist and inappropriate comments actually have been a deliberate distraction from what should have been a huge issue in this election - climate change and energy production?

S.I.D.s, what you are not being told.

Nearly a third of the infant's blood and oxygen remains in the placenta for five to ten minutes after birth. The long umbilical cord provides the infant access to the breast with his oxygen source from mother intact and allows for a calm and leisurely discovery of breathing once the amniotic fluid and mucous drain from the nasal passages.

DARK TIMES for AMERICA

America, the right wing financed by a rich and powerful fraction of one percent of your population, now have a virtual dictatorship over your country for at minimum 2 years. They now 'own' the Senate , House of Representatives, the Presidency and very soon the Supreme Court, plus they now control the governmental workings of almost every State Legislature in the country. This along with virtually total control over 90% of everything Americans see, hear or read daily, through their domination of your media.

Daily Topics - Thursday November 10th, 2016

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Founder of Lucas Oil likely Trump nominee for Secretary of the Interior

According to Politico, the top prospect for Secretary of the Interior is currently the 74 year old owner/founder of Lucas Oil company. So this person will overseeing national parks, wilderness areas, and BLM lands. Sarah Palin and other "wise users" are on the list. A global warming denier is his first choice for heading the EPA. An oil and gas lobbyist for the Department of Energy. Never heard much about all this during the election. Just like in the elections of 1980 and 2000.

An FBI Coup D'Etat?

I think this article can tell why Dir of FBI send the letter and did what he did. Please read this article below link.

http://www.ibtimes.com/what-coup-detat-us-government-has-been-overthrown-past-2444246

POOR VP SELECTION

There are many reasons why Hillary lost. however I believe the biggest one was HER choice of VP. (Did he really help in VA, I think not) She did not learn from the primaries that the country was looking for change. Picking a corporatist Hilary clone may have been in her comfort level, but it did not add ANYTHING to the ticket and gave no reason for the progressive base and the "swamp drainers" to vote for her. Instead She took the same old inside Washington unexciting route.

Stop freaking out people, it will be OK.

For once I was glad to be living in a deep blue state. Who I voted for would not matter, Washington was going to go to Clinton regardless of my vote. Neither of these candidates earned my vote, that is coming from someone who has voted Republican since my first vote in 1994. For the first time in 6 presidential elections I turned my ballot in with no box checked on the Presidential race.

The Democratic Party is Dead

My concern today is this: The Democratic Party is dead. Senate, House, Executive and SCOTUS are now a one party system.

How the Media Screwed America: Playing Chicken Using our Country as a Prop

We saw the spokespeople come on the air on all of the news programs. We saw them lie. We saw them exaggerate. We saw them make excuses and interpretations for their candidate that were shameless, baseless and entirely false. We saw the media give them a pass over and over again, tolerating this behavior and “fair balancing” the interview. A truth telling surrogate would be brought in from the other side and the liar was treated as a plausible equivalent.

Snapshot America

Had an interesting though for a project that may help.

Get Ready For A Climate Denier Heading up the EPA?!

You need to know this....

So far, Donald Trump's choice of cabinet members has been - well - deplorable.

He's picked someone who wants to privatize Medicare to oversee Medicare as his secretary of Health and Human Services.

He's picked a bankster who foreclosed on a 90-year-old over a 27 cent underpayment to oversee banksters as his Treasury Secretary.