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January 3, 2019

Predictions from Some in GOP: Presidency Will Not Survive 2019 Deal to Resign in Exchange For Family Not Going to Jail


Alan J. Steinberg—who served as an adviser to former President George W. Bush—wrote in an opinion piece published this week that he didn't believe President Donald Trump would be removed from office through impeachment.

Steinberg, a former Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator, said that he believed Trump would resign in 2019 in exchange for immunity. 

"Trump will not be removed from office by the constitutional impeachment and removal process," Steinberg wrote in The Star-Ledger. "Instead, the self-professed supreme dealmaker will use his presidency as a bargaining chip with federal and state authorities in 2019, agreeing to leave office in exchange for the relevant authorities not pursuing criminal charges against him, his children or the Trump Organization."

Steinberg noted in the piece that should the House of Representatives impeach Trump, 20 Republican senators would have to break with the president to remove him from office—and that seems very unlikely. Steinberg wrote that the many legal challenges facing Trump—the investigation from special counsel Robert Mueller, the probe from the Southern District of New York as well as inquiries from the attorney general of New York and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office—could lead him to leave the White House, especially as authorities close in on his family. 

Steinberg wrote for The Star-Ledger:

"Aside from all the legal nightmares facing Trump and his presidency, it appears virtually impossible for Trump to be reelected in 2020. The economy appears headed for a severe recession, as evidenced by the recent plunge in the stock market, which appears on pace for its worst December since the Great Depression.

There are only two years left in Trump’s presidential term. With his approval ratings in an abysmal state, and the forthcoming recession making it near impossible for Trump to stage a political recovery, it appears most likely that he will use the continuation of his presidency as a bargaining chip."

Steinberg is far from the only person who believes Trump will be out of office before his first term is up. 

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Former Republican Representative John LeBoutillier wrote that it seemed increasingly clear that Trump's presidency was going fully off the rails. Making predictions for The Hill, he wrote: 

"1. Donald J. Trump’s presidency will not survive 2019;

2. The downward trajectory of every aspect of his tenure indicates we are headed for a spectacular political crash-and-burn—and fairly soon; 3. His increasingly erratic and angry behavior, his self-imposed isolation, his inability, and refusal to listen to smart advisers that he hired, all are leading him to a precipice." 
The new year has begun with Trump fighting over his long-promised wall along the southern border of the United States. The president sparked a partial government shutdown when he refused to sign a spending bill that didn't include funding for the wall, and it's unclear when that shutdown might end. 

"The Democrats, much as I suspected, have allocated no money for a new Wall," Trump tweeted this week. "So imaginative! The problem is, without a Wall, there can be no real Border Security - and our Country must finally have a Strong and Secure Southern Border!" 

Trump, meanwhile, aside from his dedicated based, remains largely unpopular, with his average approval rating at 41.4 percent on Wednesday morning, according to the tracker from data-focused website FiveThirtyEight. 

July 11, 2017

"Why Should I Pay For Health Insurance for The poor?" What does Money means to the Wealthy?

 The United States Has More weathy people on the very top than any other nation ,plus the most amount of  people making a low salaried compared to the western nations, some of which have spread out distribution of wealth with less billionaires but more people living well without debt. Health services are povided by the government from everyone's taxes. Everyone's covered and everyone has pleanty of money left over for  house, cars, college, overseas vacations. The Nordic countries do particularly well. They have wealthy people but they dont swallow the wealth from everyone else. The ones that would like to become super rich they come to the US.the land of the very rich and the poor.

"If we taxpapyers are required to pay for the health care of some of our fellow citizens, what are they required to do for us?"

 I wondered if she was religious but I could not make this a religion answer to her question which was not a serious question becasue she thought she knew the answer. {Actually JC in the Bible asked something smilar to what she asked but in a serious way and meaning you could not use it as an excuse of giving while expecting something}. Instead I gave figures on my remarks to her (below) from the government of who is got the most money, who are the people she is paying for their health Insurance and by the way every year the amount of people in that chunk gets smaller. Good right? No, because the amount of people with all the money gets smaller the chunk of money they get, thanks to the government gets bigger! Wealthy gets more wealthy but the money has not trickled down but poured up. Those are the people we all pay for their well being and best doctors. No body bitches but just think about it.

This inequality of who accumulates the money is easily fixable in theory if people were educated and less selfish. People are into this American Dream way of mind;  If you work hard then you can get promoted and make a lot more money. Some believe if you work hard and then get into a mortgage of 60 yrs and have two cars financed then that is your right to feel like a real american that is made it.   Most people believe that if they work hard and get lucky, this is the country where they can get rich and join those rich cats up in what ever mountain they reside in. They have this faith that it could happen to them. They don't stop to think what is being wealthy? How much does it take? What does it cost to get there? As Trump and his children how much it cost them? We know that the founder of Facebook went from middle class to wealthy. Why? He came up with an invention. If you are an inventor you do have a shot. But is a very intestimal small shot. The patent office will tell you about the millions of patents they have isssued to people they never see again.

So How does one gets Wealthy? There are so many books written about it by poor people trying to make it rich on your money!

The problem is that happens less often than lightning hitting people on the right shoulder. Wether inventor,  blue , white collar workers. Still people have faith and like to belive they have a chance.
Wwalth when it happens it tends to stay in the family for ages. Like the children of any succesful inventor, they will be wealthy for ever with no need to hold a regular job but to work for the family to protect the wealth. Don't confuse rich with wealthy. Rich is a few Million dollars while wealthy is billions to trillions. So much money is hard for someone to wrap their head around it. If you have ever set foot on a yact belonging to a wealthy person and the following month on a yact from a rich person you will see the difference. The wealthy man brings stuff from the ends of the world to fill a corner in one of their houses. A rich person never pays full price, people want to be in good graces and be called again. It cost less to be wealthy than to be poor. When you have to stand 8-12 hrs a day in your job to affor to pay for your house, that is very costly.

Even if I ended up in becoming the President of my company when I was working full time I still would have to work 6-7 days a week to afford the trappings of success. Real wealthy people don't work, don't tip and do not pick up the morning paper in front of the house. They don't drive and they don't fly first class. They have someone to fly for them and when they do fly a long distance the plane is empy with the exception of his employees that fly his plane. They get pay more for the honor of working for such a man (seldom a woman) than for the actual money and they will never become wealthy. 

Wealthy people can not stopped making money because is not about money but power. The same way a rapist is, not a testostatrome filled man that can't control his sexual urges but someone in need of power over his victims. "Not about sex but power." Not about money but power. and...there is no mercy for those that don't have the power.
Adam Gonzalez

This I saw While I was reding up for information on health care. Adam.

Mary K. Sykes · 
RxoseX Hill, Kansas
If we taxpapyers are required to pay for the health care of some of our fellow citizens, what are they required to do for us?--lose weight? exercise more? eat healthier? not impregnate casually? spend less of their available cash on entertainment and "things"? New, federal health care law must have a quid pro quo aspect to be acceptable to me. Until there's a new amendment to the US Constitution, health care is NOT a RIGHT.
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Catherine Siebert · 
SDSU (San Diego State University)
I told my various representatives when they passed the ACA they needed to give healthy people rebates ie:all insurance companies should be required to give the same percentage of rebates to people who are healthy enough that all they need is preventive care (and list exactly what that preventive care is) and insurance just in case they have an accident not ocvered by other insurances. Needless to say they didn't listen to me.
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Adam Gonzalez · 
Mary I guess you don't know you already pay for the health care of the 01% in this country which owns the wealth in this country. No other country have so many poor, opposite the very rich which no matter how much we work we wont be part of even the bottom part of that group.What do they do for us, you? They collect your money and make sure the laws that make them so rich wont change.They work 24 hrs at that and hire many people to go and make their points to the other people in power.. To be fair if you dont want to pay for the poor's health insurance (you will stil pay more when they need hospitalization because they never could afford check ups or visits for things that have not turn into infection yet, etc.)
that cant pay for health insurance, you should stop paying for the very rich. I bet you you never bitched about that. It sounds you are not religious otherwise I would say is that what you would tell your god? What do the poor do for me besides do my lawn, clean my toilet and do my laundry, clean my house? Sometimes being too concern with "me" makes you loose the big or "higher' picture.
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July 3, 2016

An Opinion from a Reader For Independence Day


To The Daily Sun,

A recent letter to The Sun by conservative writer Russ Wiles was titled, "When did it become hateful to insist on living by your own values?" Instead of responding to the whole letter, I will go a bit off-topic and just address the broader rhetorical question raised in the headline (which is a good one). Many conservatives falsely charge that liberals or progressives do not like conservatives living by their "own values."
There is nothing wrong or hateful about living by one's values. But, many on the right seem to want more than to just live by their own values. Many want to impose those values (some of which ARE hateful) on others and this is where many progressives have a problem.
The solution is simple. Do you believe gay sex is immoral? If so, do not have sex with a same-sex partner. You don't like gay weddings? Then do not attend or officiate at one. Clergy do not have to solemnize any marriage they do not like. Do you believe abortion or contraception is wrong? Good. Do not practice them. No progressives are asking you to. All that most of us expect is that you respect the rights of others.
Are you a conservative Christian? It is fine if you are or belong to any other faith. If your faith makes you a better person, neighbor, friend, spouse, or citizen, your religion is probably a positive thing. If, on the other hand, it inspires you to fly planes into buildings or kill gays, it is not a positive thing. Our Founders would have likely agreed with this.
But, do not try to make the U.S.A. a "Christian country." Stop trying to erode the separation of church and state which has been mutually beneficial to government and religion throughout our history.
Do you believe evolution is false and that the earth is only six thousand years old? Fine. Teach your kids that at home or send them to a private school but do not expect taxpayers to support your religious beliefs in the form of vouchers. Do not expect public school science classes to teach your religious beliefs or pseudo-science as "alternate theories."
If your values include being able to own any firearm with few or no restrictions, I am sorry. Your "right" might interfere with MY right to feel safe.
If you don't like minorities or immigrants, that is your right as long as you are not actually depriving others of their rights. But, do not expect the rest of us to join in the orgy of hate, ignorance, and disinformation.

E. Scott Cracraft

Message was submitted to  The Laconia Daily Sun

December 8, 2015

Following events how do you currently view Muslims living in America?

View Muslims the same asany other groupFearful of a fewgroups/individuals of MuslimsGenerally fearful of Muslims0%10%20%30%40%50%60%

View Muslims the same as any other group
50.8% (Confidence Interval: 54% - 47.6%)
Source: Reuters/Ipsos Poll
As of December 4, 2015 | 5 day rolling mean | Sample Size: 1,054 people polled online

December 7, 2015

Public Opinion on Using US ‘Boots on the Ground’ in Iraq and Syria by Age, Gender, Race

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November 12, 2011

The Fired Coach at The Penn State boy sex abuse scandal gets donation for defense

  posted at  Village Voice blogs

​As if the students who tore up the Penn State campus Wednesday night in tragically misguided support of Joe Paterno didn't do enough to hurt the university's image, now a former Nittany Lion player wants to organize "support" for ... Jerry Sandusky.

Sam Stellatella, a Penn State lineman from the late 1950s, sent Sandusky a check for $100. "I told him he's going to need a million dollars to defend himself," the 73-year-old Stellatella told Dan Gelston of the Associated Press. "He called me back and said, `What am I going to do with this money?' I said, 'Use it for your lawyer because you're going to need it.'" Stellatella has also written personal letters to the 1959 Liberty Bowl team asking for donations, explaining, "Here's the thing, these are horrendous charges against him. But he's still entitled to his day in court."
Sam, here's the thing: Whatever Jerry Sandusky is entitled to, if his case goes to trial, he's dead, and he will drag Penn State to hell with him. Leaving aside the issue of what decent lawyer is going to be seen in public defending Sandusky, can anyone even imagine what the circus will be like if this trial were to hit cable TV? Can anyone imagine a worse nightmare for Penn State -- which will be soon dealing with its own horrendous legal problems?

And how exactly will those problems manifest themselves for the university? Some talk show hosts appearing on CNN this week said that this is likely to cost Penn State at least $100 million before it's over. From where, exactly, is that figure coming from? As of Friday morning, authorities had identified eight victims. Does anyone think there won't be more -- and probably a great many more, considering that 34 years ago Sandusky founded the Second Mile, a foundation for orphans and "wayward" (as they were called by the organization) children.

Surely no one at Penn State is contemplating any kind of legal defense that involves a trial; such a public spectacle with the horrific revelations that are bound to come out of it could only make things far worse than they already are. Not to mention that the Department of Education -- you know them, one of those agencies that Rick Perry wants to abolish -- is launching its own investigation. Does anyone connected with Penn State want television cameras on all this?

If not, there's only one alternative, and that's settling out of court with all the victims. The reality is that right now, no one can possibly calculate the cost that Penn State will incur. And this doesn't even take into account the lost revenue from prospective students who choose to go elsewhere.

Here's some advice for old Penn State players who want to give Jerry Sandusky a show of support: Keep your money and advise Sandusky to plead guilty on the basis on insanity, throw himself on the mercy of the court, and pray that it shows some. And save your money, or at least don't send it to Sandusky. Send it to one of the funds to help the victims.

November 11, 2011

Ingrained Gay Discrimination in Pennsylvania } Riots on PENN State


The opinion below was Published by  in Opinions. Adamfoxie* blog totally agrees with this opinion and believes that the discrimination in PA is ingrained and sistemic.  This is due to the Church influence there. Particularly in a state that is not doing well financially, people tend to look to their faith. If the leaders of their faith negatively educates and downgrades them on another class of individuals like the church does towards the LGTB community like it has towards others, jews, blacks, unmarried women, atheist, people of other faiths etc. Then the hatred or the just the not caring for these individuals is ingrained in their morals and way of thinking. Is that the abused that does not deserves our support, compassion, help.  Is the perpetrator.  The abused had it coming for putting himself in that position. The abused should have done xy and z. The abuser, well he helps the community gets over $10 Millions a year. He goes to church, he is a christian. He cannot do this and if he did it was not his fault. Do notice that Iam calling the perpetrator and the ones that kept quiet also perpetrators. According to the law in most states, if you help on a crime by keeping quiet, then you are as guilty as the one that actually committed the crime.
That is why I called it ingrained. If anyone requires more proof, Lets look what has happened at PENN State. You would expect demonstrations towards the perpetrators. But The Males at Penn State went on a riot when one of those was fired.  After if a child of ten was fucked in the ass by a manly coach, then the child is gay and not worthy of the same outrage like if it was a girl for instance. adamfoxie*
———————Sam Hassman:
Being gay, for the most part, flies under the radar. There will be occasional slurs and escalating violence, but day-to-day life for the gay community is not that different from anyone else. People who identify as gay, like those who do not, go to work every day and come home; however, there is a largely unspoken hole in that equation for gay people. In 70% of the state of Pennsylvania, gays can be legally terminated from their job or evicted from their home solely based on sexual orientation. Allowing this legislature to remain unchanged not only poses a threat to gay people, but demonstrates to everyone else that it is okay to do so.
There is no national standard for demonstrating workplace equality. Cities and states make the decision individually, as do specific employers. Pennsylvania is the only state in the northeast that does not follow a statewide ordinance of employment discrimination based on sexuality, while five states in the region include gender identity and expression to be protected.
Going to work or living in an apartment behind closed doors has no impact on religion, which is one of the biggest roadblocks  LGBT rights face. Sexual orientation is not considered a suspect class; therefore, it receives no federal support from alleged discrimination. Despite the apparent confusion, paychecks and rent payments from gay individuals have the same currency value as their non-gay equivalents. There is no “Operation Ruin the Sanctity of Marriage” tax deduction fund. Ignoring such a blatant form of prejudice is surprising during a time when gays can now openly serve in the military, which seemed like a distant possibility.  A lack of awareness on a local level can attribute to what has allowed the practice to continue.
Ted Martin, the Executive Director of Equality Pennsylvania said, “Let’s face it, holding a job or having a roof over your head are pretty basic and fundamental to our way of life.” It can be assumed that the “our” in his statement refers to people. Being gay isn’t new, but achieving the basic rights that should encompass everyone needs work. Public groups are  prevalent in motivating young adults to vote in favor of legislature promoting equality, but it’s usually the more well-known topics. Local groups, even in-the-know young adults, can inform others about local issues not included by mass media.
Bullied gay youth has become as debated as marriage rights, possibly even more so. When a child or teenager takes his or her own life because of the ridicule they face from peers, there is public outcry for change. The rest are told it gets better. Allowing employers to fire workers or prohibit tenants from living spaces is not an example of anything getting better; it’s a continuation of the bullying. Working toward equal rights seems low on the totem pole when a general anti-bullying law cannot be presented to Congress because it may promote “pro-gay propaganda.” There are no pamphlets, recordings or informative rules designed to make heterosexual people gay.
President Obama has appointed several openly gay individuals as Cabinet members, including agency heads and officials. This example is likely lost on those opposing anti-discrimination laws. Openly gay individuals have been elected to serve in state supreme courts. The repeal of DADT allows gays and lesbians to serve freely in the United States military. A marine recruiter visited a gay community center in Oklahoma to answer questions and recruit individuals specifically from LGBT prospects. The men and women fighting for U.S. citizens, which includes those in Pennsylvania opposing equality, can safely keep their jobs while some in Pennsylvania cannot.
According to the Washington Blade, President Obama supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would end discrimination based on sexual orientation; however, it is largely unheard of, and the bill did not pass through Congress. The Blade reports that the bill is unlikely to pass while Republicans remain in control of the House. This policy doesn’t need federal endorsement. Enough attention to the issue can lead to change in any municipality. Contacting a local senator and focusing on local elections can change antiquated precedents without requiring national approval.
Sam Hassman originally posted his opinion at

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