Thursday, November 24, 2016

WATERBOARDING FOR TRUMP AND HANNITY

A number of times on this blog I have presented the case against Waterboarding. I have given the facts regarding efficacy of its use, (all negative), failure to extract useable information, and the reasons most torture does not work.
Now I present to you the reason it is called torture and the reason it is prohibited by the Geneva Convention and the US Army Field Manual.
From Wikipedia :
Waterboarding is a form of water torture in which water is poured over a cloth covering the face and breathing passages of an immobilized captive, causing the individual to experience the sensation of drowning. Waterboarding can cause extreme pain, dry drowning, damage to lungsbrain damage from oxygen deprivation, other physical injuries including broken bones due to struggling against restraints, lasting psychological damage, and death. Adverse physical consequences can manifest themselves months after the event, while psychological effects can last for years.

Dear Mr. Trump, if you still believe that it is okay to treat another human being that way, you should try it yourself sometime. Oh, and ask Sean Hannity to fulfill his promise to be waterboarded !
ED

TRUMP SCIENCE ADVISOR NOT

MYRON EBELL
Competitive Enterprise Institute
One of Trumps Science Advisors
No surprise, he's not a scientist.
A self-described “policy wonk,” Ebell has no scientific experience. He graduated from Colorado College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and later studied political theory in the London School of Economics.

I simply cannot make these things up, they just are facts that fall out of the sky one after another !
ED

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

THE RAPING OF OUR ENVIRONMENT

From the NEW YORK TIMES
Nov. 23, 2016

Global warming news.
Exxon Mobil, under fire over its past efforts to undercut climate science, is accusing the Rockefeller family of masterminding a conspiracy against it. The descendants of John D. Rockefeller, who founded the company that became Exxon Mobil, have long backed environmental causes.
Separately, the ecology of the Arctic is being altered on a vast scale because warmer air and less ice has caused algae that form the base of the oceanic food chain to wildly proliferate, according to new research.
The changes are likely to have a profound impact on birds, seals, polar bears and whales.

My take :
The rape of our environment takes place daily, sometimes very covertly, sometimes very open, but it always, always involves greed !
ED

ACTUAL TRUTH STUMPS TRUMP


From CNNs RELIABLE SOURCES


Words v. actions
What David Frum said on "AC360Tuesday night should be said over... and over... and over again: "Anything he says must be independently verified." This is true for all presidents, but doubly (triply?) true for Trump. Frum: "Trump has a bad habit of saying things that aren't true..."

Many people are saying this ! Maybe millions of people have told me this !
ED

Saturday, November 19, 2016

WELL SAID AARON BURR

Vice President-elect Pence,

We welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at “Hamilton: An American Musical,” we really do.

We, sir — we — are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us.

We truly thank you for sharing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women of different colors, creeds and orientations.

BRANDON VICTOR DIXON

On behalf of the cast of " Hamilton "

Nov. 18th, 2016


Monday, November 14, 2016

ALISON ARMSTRONG

My friend of close to 55 years.
Alison Armstrong is the author of numerous articles and reviews of literature and art, a founding editor (1979) of James Joyce Broadsheet (UK), and contributing editor (since 1982) to Irish Literary Supplement (USA). Her two books are: The Herne’s Egg: The Manuscript Materials (Cornell Univ. Press, 1992) and The Joyce of Cooking: Food & Drink of James Joyce’s Dublin (Station Hill Press, 1986). She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (NYU), an M.Litt.(Oxford Univ., UK), and an M.A. in English (Ohio State Univ.) and currently teaches at The New School and at School of Visual Arts in New York City.


Sunday, September 4, 2016

IN TRUMPS OWN WORDS, IRREVERSIBLE, CLEAR, NO DOUBT

" For those here today illegally who are seeking legal status, they will have one route and only one route: to return home and apply for re-entry under the rules of the new legal immigration system that I have outlined above. Those who have left to seek entry under this new system will not be awarded surplus visas, but will have to enter under the immigration caps or limits that will be established. "
DONALD J. TRUMP in his advertised IMMIGRATION POLICY speech on August 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Now if you think maybe I fiddled with his words I direct you to his official website :

So let's put the pertinent part in caps : 
" FOR THOSE HERE TODAY ILLEGALLY WHO ARE SEEKING LEGAL STATUS, THEY WILL HAVE ONE ROUTE AND ONLY ONE ROUTE : TO RETURN HOME AND APPLY FOR RE-ENTRY -----------

That is 11,000,000 men, women and children, many of the children being citizens !

I did not make this up. I used Donald J. Trumps own words. They are on his website. I saw and heard him say those precise words on National TV. 
Now all of his top surrogates are falling all over themselves trying to say that he did not mean what he said and that the media is trying to distort his words. 

I really am at a loss on this one, they think the entire country is stupid or just cannot read, or cannot understand what they just read or heard or saw ! 

ED