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Donald Trump is going to snap very soon, and here is how I know

I wanted to reblog this at the same time as his rejoinder, but “work” got in the way. Another good read. Thanks, Infinite Coincidence.

Infinite Coincidence


I believe that rather than smashing our own glass houses to pieces in the act of destroying Donald Trump’s Presidency, we need to be aware of our own inner Trump, to reflect on our own tendencies to think and behave in catastrophically immature, venal and insecure ways. I therefore offer up this short account of my own personal emotional development, and then explain why I think it helps explain why Trump is heading for a breakdown very, very soon.

I used to suffer from a quite disabling insecurity, particularly when it came to things like being creative and forming relationships with other people. I got better, partly by virtue of living in and studying Portugal, learning about its people’s tendency to swing between moments of self-aggrandisement and self-abnegation, from ‘we are great’ to ‘we are nothing’. I also learnt about my own habit of projecting my own feelings onto…

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‘Trump is going to snap’: a rejoinder

Infinite Coincidence

The post I wrote two days ago in the first hour after waking up has proven to be hugely popularand so is generating a lot of responses. Thank you to everyone who has liked, shared and commented so far.I’m endeavouring to reply to all the comments on the site but it’s beginning to geta bit out of hand. I want to be sure in myself that I haven’t misled anyone with what I wrote. In particular I’dhate to be responsible for any sense of complacency. Here are some nagging reservations I have about what I wrote, plus some stuff I missed out.

  1. A lot of people are saying that Pence is worse: more rational, more stable, but with an equally psychotic agenda. Some of the things he stands for and has implemented in relation to women’s rights would make the Taliban nudge each other and raise an eyebrow. He would…

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“Women are the future”

“Women are the future”

We Can Never Be Complacent!

He was inspired by the march yesterday and I admire the results of his inspiration.  Thank you for your art, Matthew.


Artist: Matthew Waite, a comic book artist, was so inspired by the marches yesterday he made this. “Women are the future”. Immigrants are the future. LGBTQIA are the future. Equality and human rights are the future. We can’t let the momentum wane and we can NEVER be complacent again.


© 2017 Photography by Candace L Stauber

© 2017 Women are the Future by Matthew Waite

Women’s March – January 21, 2017


In 1913, Women Marched on Washington. This Month, They March Again

“This effort is not anti-Trump,” march co-founder Tamika Mallory told NPR. “This is pro-women. This is a continuation of a struggle women have been dealing with for a very long time.”

Don’t Be Silent. Don’t Be invisible.

Don’t Be Silent. Don’t Be invisible.

20170113_marchon2640I’m marching and so is Sylvia Boorstein

I’ve visited her blog and she states exactly what I have been saying for months now.  We CANNOT be silent.  One voice combined with many can make a difference!

She and I read the same news media the NY Time and Charles M. Blow

“Public pressure has a very real impact on political power. Don’t be silent. Don’t be invisible.” –Charles M. Blow, NY Times

New York Times opinion piece by Charles M. Blow

Violating Logan Act

One by one, violations stack up and yet, nothing it seems, to make a difference to those that have come into a position of power within our country.  Ethics, morality, even a conscience to know what is right and wrong has gone out the window and is totally ignored with no regard for anyone other than those in their tight circle of comrades with their own agenda.  This path, I believe is a dangerous one for those of us who are left with no champion.

The Logan Act (18 U.S.C.A. § 953 [1948]) is a single federal statute making it a crime for a citizen to confer with foreign governments against the interests of the United States. Specifically, it prohibits citizens from negotiating with other nations on behalf of the United States without authorization.

Congress established the Logan Act in 1799, less than one year after passage of theAlien and Sedition Acts, which authorized the arrest and deportation of Aliensand prohibited written communication defamatory to the U.S. government.The 1799 act was named after Dr. George Logan. A prominent Republican and Quaker from Pennsylvania, Logan did not draft or introduce the legislation that bears his name, but was involved in the political climate that precipitated it.

The Logan Act has remained almost unchanged and unused since its passage. The act is short and reads as follows:

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly orindirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or anyofficer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of anyofficer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat themeasures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government orthe agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of itsagents or subjects.

The language of the act appears to encompass almost every communication between a U.S. citizen and a foreign government considered an attempt to influence negotiations between their two countries.

*Interesting  Reading on U.S. Uncut by Zach Cartwright

Trump Team Ignores Ethics Office

Worthy of reading

Bob Aronson's Viewpoint


As a journalist, I always believed in reporting news on the basis of importance to the public. The unit of measurement was simple, I had but two questions for any story. How many people does this issue affect and how significant is the effect? Stories that affected a lot of people in a very significant way always gained prominence. Even if the effect is emotional rather than material it is still important. For example, if a story causes a national mood depression and people quit buying that’s a major story.

All of the above is an introduction to a huge story that has been virtually ignored by the news media. It’s about ethics and the new trump administration.

We are about to enter into a rash of U.S. Senate hearings on the confirmation ofsenate-hearings President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominees to run the Government agencies he oversees. These nominees must be vetted…

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How Flynn isn’t helping Trump on Russia

“President-elect Donald Trump’s Russia troubles perfectly encapsulate this phenomenon. The failure of his designated national security adviser, Mike Flynn, to adequately prepare Trump to anticipate devastating intelligence findings about Russia (which Trump did not dare criticize directly) and, more generally, to project strength in his approach to Russia have severely damaged Trump’s image as a competent, resolute commander in chief.”

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“The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies”
A book by Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn and Michael Ledeen

“Late in the presidential race, Donald Trump warned that his opponent would start a new world war. “You’re going to end up in World War III over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton,” he told Reuters.

As it turns out, there was no need to worry about Clinton’s hawkishness. The next world war is already here. It’s a religious war. And the United States is losing.”

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