“No Incontrovertible Evidence”but the fabric of the noose is in the controvertible evidence and the leads that others are to follow.

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Yes the full content of the report should be made public but probably won’t be.There is enough for “Jarvaka”,Donald and Eric to be quite fearful of .In the meantime MOM aka POTUS has upended 50 years of middle eastern diplomacy by his recognition of Israel’s “rightful” ownership of the Golan Heights,75 years of Far Eastern diplomacy by lifting the more crippling of the sanctions on North Korea( most likely to lighten China’s role in controlling N.Korea as they are most affected,threatening the auto industry with tariffs on imports and exports not only on finished products but also the material out of which cars are made.American troops continue to die in strange places where undeclared wars are going on,while underpaid,undermined and disrespected. Hail Caesar…We who are about to dies salute you!! If impeachment will divide the country(handing revitalization to the GOP through a tainted Pence,and emoluments clause removal will do the…

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The Peril of Strict Constructionism to Democracy: Dinosaurs in the Mesolithic

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The TV news most channels were agog with the news that Clarence Thomas opened his paleolithic mouth and asked a question.Apparently this last occurred 3 years ago.The case was the appeal of a condemned black man from whose juries in the lower courts black jurors were systematically and in some cases entirely eliminated.In the constructionist tradition of his role model,the late Justice Scalia ,Thomas asked the defense if white jurors had ever been excluded.Scalia had opined that even if a wrongly convicted person were to be executed that would be preferable to jamming the smooth operation of the judicial system of the lower courts.It is more than likely that Thomas intends to apply that logic to the appeal case before the Supreme Court where his fellow Justices appear to be leaning in the direction of concern about juror selection discrimination.MOM’s confrontation with the Rule of Law will not be challenged…

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Progression of the Decline

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The U.S.A.has fallen to 19th on the world list of healthy countries and to number 3 on  the list of successful economies.(roughly measured by the ration of GDP vs. national debt.) (roughly measured by gross mortality statistics,average mortality,infant and maternal morality and various cause morbidity stats) The circus of ” no collusion” pronouncements continues while the business of state is redefined by deep state paranoia and the continuing greedy self interest of incompetents and amateurs.The distraction of 2020 electioneering grows while national heroes and long term allies are abused.

We are dismayed but not shocked at the revelations of admissions to elite and average schools being compromised by graft and falsification,but why should we be? This has gone on since the beginning of time and has simply increased in scale with the increasing gap between the rich and the poor.We all know that access is more important than ability and…

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Racist,Liar,Cheat:Michael Cohen Implies RICO with House Testimony

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The protestations of this blog are being justified by current events.The failure of the North Korean “summit”, the circling of the wagons behind a failed cult leader by most republicans, the escalating national violence mostly gun violence,the turning against visible minorities,the rise of antisemitism,the increasing volatility of the markets and a national sense of insecurity as trade wars escalate,foreign policy is blurred and threats to world peace proliferate.Denial of global warming as a real phenomenoncontinues with consequences, while abuse of immigrants and their children seem to be beyond redemption.The primary isssue behind the Sturm und Drang of the headlines is the sovereignty of the Rule of Law and its foundational necessity to our Liberal Democracy.

Cohen was a liar and a greedy SOB, but is more than likely angered enough by MOM’s threats and denials to be telling the truth now and seeking reentry into the society of humans.This,undoubtedly bolstered…

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Stone,Wikileaks and the Risk of War (where?…anywhere )!

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The troops that are withdrawn from Syria and Afghanistan become available for redeployment.How about Venezuela ? This dialogue may well be going on or may have gone on in the days prior to Roger Stone”s arrest.As the iron maiden of inquiry closes in on Trump(AKA POTUS.non affectionately MOM)).Collusion is now certain(not a crime) but successful collusion and lying to congress and the FBI are probably prosecutable. So in true Don CorLeone style distraction is called for and there can be no better one that war, calling upon the last shelter of a tyrant.The promise of a pardon may not be enough to shield Manafort and Stone so MOM must ramp up the game.

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Art of the Deal: The tale of the Eights

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800,000 out of work,eight hundred dollars a mile ? Eight cents per centimeter ? It really doesn’t matter.The wall is a symbol of  resistance to the browning of America,embracing of America First and immunity to the recognition of the need for global planning and analysis of problems ranging from human trafficking ,global opoid addiction,threat of pan epidemics  etc.Suddenly the threat of invasion by rapists,murderers and flesh eating pickaninnies has become a crisis of conscience worthy of a deal.A three year suspension of deportation for DACA young people in exchange for 234 miles of largely useless barriers.is MOM’s plan.

The ugly nonsense goes on with increasing risk to the U.S. population through TSA sickouts,loss of food inspection etc.The film VICE reminds us of the danger of misused power and abandonment of moral principle but apparently there is a thin margin of safety when there are still adults somewhere on the horizon…

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MOM { A Controlled Agent of the Soviets!?

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MOM (aka POTUS) has declared victory over ISIS in Syria and apparently ordered the withdrawal of some 2000 U.S. troops.This is causing consternation even among GOP politicians and certainly among the U.S. Chiefs of Staff.This action is praised by Vladimir Putin as it strengthens his hand in support of the Syrian President and the Iranian adventurism which has long threatened the middle east.Delighted too is Turkey which can attack the Kurdish rebels who have been the tip of the spear attacking Isis.Turkey is now free to attack the Kurds, who without U>S. air and land support are extraordinarily vulnerable.Is it accidental that Russia and Turkey have been the recipients of the kind of informational and cloak and dagger support now being exposed by the Mueller investigation and the inquiry of congressional committees? Not bloody Likely !!!

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The Wheels Are Flying Off the Clown Car

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Those who have been following this blog for some time will note that our comparisons of the Trump Presidential saga to the peregrinations of cult pariahs,mob bosses etc.are being widely supported in the press and in the marketplace of public opinion.The Merchant of Malice (aka POTUS) is watching people fly from his orbit under clouds of suspicion  or with investigations pending( EPA,Interior)The death and abuse of migrant children is now coming to light as administration loyalists turn on their own justice structure.(FBI,CIA,and not least the very Constitution. Flynn,Manafort ,Cohen etc.are flipping some wholeheartedly and some still trying to straddle the fence of truth in hopes  of Presidential pardon.

The international jawboning re trade and treaties has stopped the upward flight of the markets and the fear of recession is increasingly justified.The threat of government shutdown over border wall funding flares incessantly The era of Trump is increasingly associated with failure…

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AACP Position Paper

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This declaration(underlying pdf) by the Academy of Community Psychiatrists attests not only to the importance of health equity as a moral and legal obligation to LEGAL migrants but foreshadows the risks to the health and security of all Americans when that obligation is voided.For those of you who have been following this blog and its related TopDoc series,the  its relevance  to observations made relative to the function of government and the risks to our health care system and general safety by over reliance on emergency rooms will be clear.

At times it seems that greed.stupidity and malevolence are being manipulated by agents of a hostile foreign nation or nations in order to destroy those things that have truly made us great,not least among them diversity,kindness and respect.

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Risk for the Nation is Increasing.

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The Merchant of Malice (POTUS) is claiming voter fraud,trying to shape(unconstitutionally) the Justice Department,attacking NATO allies while preparing to meet with Putin with an unknown agenda. While behaving in this unsettling manner he is also failing to fill the role of chief mourner for the bereaved in mass murder(gun violence ) and natural disaster.His speechwriters cannot pencil in the empathy which he appears to lack.To the degree that this behavior is under conscious control it can be expected that it will increase in international adventurousness and encouragement of domestic violence as it becomes clearer to him that he cannot control the outcome of the Mueller investigation.The DSM 3 phrase”little room to maneuver except into psychosis”keeps shadowing his Presidency as it appears that his maneuvering space is sedition,anarchy and foment of riot. The Democratic party should use the word and concept of indictment sparingly or not at all until the Mueller…

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