Thursday, March 31, 2016

Did An Anonymous Tip Lead to Bogus Bomb Chaos at the Peoria Airport Today?

There are many questions and there had better be some smarter answers than there were actions today.Was there an anonymous tip? The public may never know. Was the carrier of this piece of equipment asked what it was and were calls made to verify the carriers statement? Was the carrier of this harmless piece of hardware even asked to explain what was in her belongings? Why was the Governor involved? Why did the local sensation seeking liberal media terrorizing this community with information that was totally false?

I estimate the overall cost of this major boondoggle to be at least $250,000.00.It certainly did not enhance Peoria as a destination as so many of the elite have convinced themselves it is when it isn't by a long shot.

Sure, it is said, "better to be safe than sorry". True in many instances but no way does that saying fit the situation as it has been explained so far. Influenced the the greedy, sensation seeking and prejudiced medias, we are a nation being terrorized within by our own.

If, and I say if, this person was set up by an anonymous and hateful tip, and if this person or group that issued the tip, are or is identified, upon conviction the sentence should be no less than 20 years in prison.

Right now I suggest that those saying all actions were correct start building bomb shelters or hide in them because there are going to be thousands of phony accusation and misconceptions over the next decade.

Not too many years ago, a prominent local doctor had a loaded pistol in his belongings discovered when boarding a flight out of Peoria. This case fell out of the news quickly when the doctor explained why he made an unintentional boo-boo. It will be interesting to see how the media continues to handle this bogus scare by a person probably basically unknown to Peoria citizenry.

A lot of questions need to be answered and I expect a number of answers will come from some who are not mental giants. It will be interesting to see the headlines in tomorrows JS and the media coverage following tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Religion and Abortion in the United States of America

Any attempt at a peaceful conversation on either subject, among citizens of the U.S.A.,often opens a "jar of sugar ants". The Donald should know better.

If this was a feeble attempt to help pacify the Far Right Wingers in the Republican Party Establishment, it failed miserably. This country does not want to go back to coat hanger self administered abortion by women not even able mentally to handle the nine months pregnancy.


Nor do we want to go back to having each state make their own decisions. This would be dreadfully wrong. Even some of the idiot anonymous who try to post on other people's blog sites should be able to figure out why not "states rights" on abortion.

Any abortion is a sad thing happening and enough punishment for the woman. But let a higher being not on earth, be the judge of the woman, not a presidential candidate.

Trump's comments on abortion may just be the "hammer' if he loses Wisconsin.

The Suspected Corrupt Clinton foundation

Charles Krauthammer is a brilliant man. Really. A man of character who lives his life in a Wheelchair. Among other careers, he is a doctor of psychiatry. He was a devoted Democratic activist and presidential advisor. An independent thinker who won the Pulitzer Prize. He has both liberal and conservative stances and writes a weekly column in the National Review which is syndicated to 400 newspapers. He has been a regular panelist on a variety of programs, including Fox News. Mr Krauthammer is an independent thinker and has become a neoconservative. Why am I telling you this? Because a brilliant man of character as he is can clearly see much that we do not. Please read this article. Charles Krauthammer on Hillary Clinton Recently, Charles Krauthammer alluded that he had no doubt some of the 30k emails Hillary deleted from her private e-mail server very likely had references to the Clinton Foundation, which would be illegal and a conflict of interest. The Clinton Foundation is "organized crime" at its finest Here is a good, concise summary of how the Clinton Foundation works as a tax free international money laundering scheme. It may eventually prove to be the largest political criminal enterprise in U.S. history. This is a textbook case on how you hide foreign money sent to you and repackage it to be used for your own purposes. All tax free. Here's how it works:
 1. You create a separate foreign "charity." In this case, the Clinton 's set it up in Canada . 2. Foreign oligarchs and governments, then donate to this Canadian charity. In this case, over 1,000 did -- contributing mega millions. I'm sure they did this out of the goodness of their hearts, and expected nothing in return. (Imagine Putin's buddies waking up one morning and just deciding to send untold millions to a Canadian charity). 3. The Canadian charity then bundles these separate donations and makes a massive donation to the Clinton Foundation. 4. The Clinton Foundation and the cooperating Canadian charity claim Canadian law prohibits the identification of individual donors. 5. The Clinton Foundation then "spends" some of this money for legitimate good works programs. Unfortunately, experts believe this is on the order of 10%. Much of the balance goes to enrich the Clinton's, pay salaries to untold numbers of hangers on, and fund lavish travel, etc. Again, virtually tax free, which means you and I are subsidizing it. 6. The Clinton Foundation, with access to the world's best accountants, somehow fails to report much of this on their tax filings. They discover these "clerical errors" and begin the process of re-filing 5 years of tax returns. 7. Net result -- foreign money goes into the Clinton 's pockets tax free and untraceable back to the original donor. This is the textbook definition of money laundering. Oh, by the way, the Canadian "charity" includes as a principal one Frank Giustra. Google him. He is the guy who was central to the formation of Uranium One, the Canadian company that somehow acquired massive U.S. uranium interests and then sold them to an organization controlled by Russia . This transaction required U.S. State Department approval, and guess who was Secretary of State when the approval was granted. As an aside, imagine how former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell feels. That poor schlep is in jail because he and his wife took $165,000 in gifts and loans for doing minor favors for a guy promoting a vitamin company. Not legal but not exactly putting U.S. security at risk. Sarcasm aside, if you're still not persuaded this was a cleverly structured way to get unidentified foreign money to the Clinton 's, ask yourself this: Why did these foreign interests funnel money through a Canadian charity? Why not donate directly to the Clinton Foundation? Better yet, why not donate money directly to the people, organizations and countries in need? This is the essence of money laundering and influence peddling. Now you know why Hillary's destruction of 30,000 e-mails was a risk she was willing to take. Bill and Hillary are devious, unprincipled, dishonest and criminal , and they are Slick! Warning: They could be back in the White House in January 2017. Don't let it happen.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Why Better Candidates Don't Run For ANY Office - Trump and Cruz External Battle Instead of Attacking the Clintons

Trump aide fulfills threat to 'spill the beans' on Heidi Cruz An aide to Donald Trump on Friday fulfilled the businessman's threat to "spill the beans" on Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi. Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson rattled off a list of attacks three days after Trump first made the threat. "Spilling the beans is quite simple when it comes to Heidi Cruz," Pierson said in an interview with MSNBC's Steve Kornacki. "She is a Bush operative; she worked for the architect of NAFTA, which has killed millions of jobs in this country; she was a member on the Council on Foreign Relations who in Sen. Cruz's own words, called a nest of snakes that seeks to undermine national sovereignty; and she's been working for Goldman Sachs, the same global bank that Ted Cruz left off of his financial disclosure," Pierson said. "Her entire career has been spent working against everything Ted Cruz says that he stands for," she added. Cruz spokeswoman Alice Stewart responded to the remarks in a statement to The Hill, saying, "There's no low the Trump campaign won't go." Ted Cruz has repeatedly slammed Trump for attacking his wife, describing Trump on Thursday as a "sniveling coward" and telling the businessman to "leave Heidi the hell alone." Earlier in the MSNBC interview, Pierson said "this isn't about Heidi Cruz, this is about Melania Trump. Melania Trump was the one that was attacked." Trump's campaign has pointed to an ad in Utah earlier this week from an anti-Trump super-PAC that showed Melania Trump posing nude from a magazine photo shoot in January 2000. Cruz has denied any connection to the group or the ad, though Trump's campaign has attempted to continue linking him to it, noting that the ad also encouraged voters to support Cruz in the three-man GOP race. The feuding between the candidates over their wives escalated late Wednesday when Trump shared a tweet with an unflattering image of Heidi Cruz juxtaposed with his wife Melania, a former model. The image was captioned, "a picture is worth a thousand words." The retweet stirred a backlash on social media, including a pointed response from Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, with whom Trump has feuded for months. "Seriously?" she twe How To Turbo Through Credit Card Debt With A Powerful 2 Step Method

Fentanyl - More Deadly than Heroin

LAWRENCE, Mass. — When Eddie Frasca was shooting up heroin, he occasionally sought out its more potent, lethal cousin, fentanyl. “It was like playing Russian roulette, but I didn’t care,” said Mr. Frasca, 30, a carpenter and barber who said he had been clean for four months. When he heard that someone had overdosed or even died from fentanyl, he would hunt down that batch. Sign Up For NYT Now's Morning Briefing Newsletter “I’d say to myself, ‘I’m going to spend the least amount of money and get the best kind of high I can,’ ” he said. Fentanyl, which looks like heroin, is a powerful synthetic painkiller that has been laced into heroin but is increasingly being sold by itself — often without the user’s knowledge. It is up to 50 times more powerful than heroin and up to 100 times more potent then morphine. A tiny bit can be fatal. In some areas in New England, fentanyl is now killing more people than heroin. In New Hampshire, fentanyl alone killed 158 people last year; heroin killed 32. (Fentanyl was a factor in an additional 120 deaths; heroin contributed to an additional 56.) “It sort of snuck up on us,” said Detective Capt. Robert P. Pistone of the Haverhill Police Department in Massachusetts. He said that a jump in deaths in 2014 appeared to be caused by heroin, but that lab tests showed the culprit was fentanyl. Eddie Frasca, 30, a carpenter and barber who occasionally used fentanyl but said he had been clean for four months.© Katherine Taylor for The New York Times Eddie Frasca, 30, a carpenter and barber who occasionally used fentanyl but said he had been clean for four months. Fentanyl represents the latest wave of a rolling drug epidemic that has been fueled by prescription painkillers, as addicts continue to seek higher highs and cheaper fixes. “It started out as an opioid epidemic, then heroin, but now it’s a fentanyl epidemic,” Maura Healey, the attorney general of Massachusetts, said in an interview. Fentanyl has been used since the 1960s in medical settings to treat extreme pain on a patch or in a lozenge. In recent decades, illicit fentanyl has seeped into the United States from clandestine labs in Mexico. “For the cartels, it’s their drug of choice,” Ms. Healey said. “They have figured out a way to make fentanyl more cheaply and easily than heroin and are manufacturing it at a record pace.” Since New England noticed a drastic rise in drug overdose deaths in 2013, public health and law enforcement officials have begun to link more of the deaths to fentanyl. About 300 grams of fentanyl have been confiscated in Haverhill, Mass., within the past month.© Katherine Taylor for The New York Times About 300 grams of fentanyl have been confiscated in Haverhill, Mass., within the past month. “The severity of the situation did not become apparent until the public health community noticed the above-average number of overdoses,” a report by the National Drug Intelligence Center at the Justice Department warned in 2006. Special toxicological testing is needed to detect fentanyl, but most coroners and state crime labs did not run those tests unless they had a specific reason. The police are also finding more and more fentanyl in drug seizures, though it is not entirely clear how much of this reflects a new invasion of the drug or just more testing and reporting. Nationally, the total number of fentanyl drug seizures reported in 2014 by forensic laboratories jumped to 4,585, from 618 in 2012. More than 80 percent of the seizures in 2014 were concentrated in 10 states: Ohio, followed by Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Kentucky, Virginia, Florida, New Hampshire and Indiana. In Massachusetts in 2013, the state police crime lab found pure fentanyl, not mixed with other drugs, in just six cases; in 2015, the lab found it in 425 cases. It was only last March that the Drug Enforcement Administration issued a nationwide alert about fentanyl, saying that overdoses were “occurring at an alarming rate throughout the United States and represent a significant threat to public health and safety.” Heather Sartori, 38, a former nurse who is on methadone after years of shooting heroin, in Lawrence, Mass.© Katherine Taylor for The New York Times Heather Sartori, 38, a former nurse who is on methadone after years of shooting heroin, in Lawrence, Mass. In Massachusetts, 336 people died from fentanyl-related overdoses from October 2014 to October 2015 — up from 219 deaths the previous year, an increase of 53 percent. Vermont had 29 deaths from fentanyl in 2015, up from 18 in 2014 and 12 in 2013, a climb of 142 percent in two years. In Maine, deaths attributed to fentanyl rose to 87 in 2015, up from 42 in 2014 and nine in 2013, an 867 percent increase in two years. Some of the biggest fentanyl busts have occurred in and around Lawrence, an old mill town 30 miles north of Boston, near New Hampshire; it has long served as a major drug hub. “Massachusetts is the epicenter for the heroin/fentanyl trade,” Ms. Healey said. “From Lawrence, it’s being trafficked and sold all over the New England states.” In one seizure last year, law enforcement officers from Massachusetts and New Hampshire confiscated 33 pounds of fentanyl and heroin with a street value of $2.2 million, most from a house in Lawrence. In January, the police seized 66 pounds of fentanyl-laced heroin, worth millions, in nearby Tewksbury. Two Lawrence men were indicted in June in connection with an extensive fentanyl and heroin distribution operation involving more than $1 million in drugs. Lawrence sits at the nexus of major highways, and the police say many drug deals occur at fast-food restaurants off the exits for nearby towns. And those deals are highly lucrative. An addict at a homeless encampment in Lawrence.© Katherine Taylor for The New York Times An addict at a homeless encampment in Lawrence. One middleman would meet his dealer from Lawrence weekly off an exit in Haverhill, and would buy 100 “fingers” (10 grams each) of fentanyl for $400 apiece, Captain Pistone said. He would sell each finger for $750 apiece in New Hampshire and Maine, making $35,000 a week. “It’s just everywhere,” Heather Sartori, 38, a former nurse who is on methadone after years of shooting up heroin, said as she sat at a busy McDonald’s here. “It would be really hard to navigate through this city without being touched by it.” She said she had lost several friends to fentanyl and called Lawrence’s drug-infested landscape “the treacherous terrain where the ghosts of the fallen linger.” “It’s cheaper, and the high is better, so more addicts will go to a dealer to get that quality and grade,” she said, even if it means they could die. “That is the phenomenon of the addicted mind,” she said. “It’s beyond the scope of a rational thinker to understand.” Fentanyl is abundant, too, in the tent cities of homeless people here under the bridges over the Merrimack River. “It’s all there is out there right now,” said a 24-year-old who lives under one of the bridges and goes by G. “I couldn’t find real heroin if I tried.” Its chief characteristic is that it is fast acting. “You can’t move,” said a 46-year-old woman, who kept nodding off during an interview at the Haverhill police station. She agreed to talk about fentanyl on the condition that she not be identified. “When you inject it, it hits before you’re even done giving the shot,” she said. “That’s why so many people get caught with the needle still hanging out of their arm. It’s bam! To your brain.” Joanne Peterson, executive director of Learn to Cope, a statewide support network for families involved with addiction, said fentanyl works so quickly that there is often little time to administer naloxone, which reverses the effects of an overdose. “At least with heroin, there is a chance that if someone relapses, they can get back into recovery,” she said. “But with fentanyl, they’re dead within five to seven seconds.”

Black "Wanabee" Business Owners Complaints

They complain why they must put up collateral such as their all or partial ownership in their homes. I'm white and during 26 of the 28 years I owned my own business, I was required by the lenders to put up any and all of the collateral I owned before the lenders would lend me a dime.

The majority have no business experience and their work record is mostly in the public sector.

They ask for opportunity; basically ignoring the public school system to which I pay $3400 in property taxes per year to support. None of my children ever attended a Peoria Public School, yet I have paid out well over $100,000 to support. Dist #150. Ask those who are say they are being denied opportunity to own shier own businesses, how much they pay in property taxes per year..

I have many times offered my business skill but so far I have no takers other request for money only.

Yes, I Voted

Who did I vote for? Ted Cruz? Will God feel the U.S.A. is worth saving, Ted??  Marco Rubio? Dear God! The corrupt Clinton cabal? God help this confused nation of people who only read the headlines if anything!! Bernie Sanders? Would his first call be to Putin?  Kasich? Nice guy but no chance of beating Hillary. Leaves only one left who has a small chance of stopping the down-slide of this nation.

Can he be even nominated or elected? Probably not? The Establishment, the elite and the Wanna-Be Somebodies (or think they already are) would rather go down with another Titanic.

For the Peoria County Board? Not Crawford. We already have a relatively weak board. For the Dist. #150 School Board? Doesn't matter.  Too late. The unpaid board system running a soon to be $200 million dollar budget. Good grief?????

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Medias and Weak Authorities Promote Fear and Destroy Normal Commerce

Hour after hour, day after day, we are told to be scared out our wits.Actually, many people are afraid to leave their homes. Consider that 30 some innocents died. Consider that 700+ innocent young men died on the Battleship Franklin in just one engagement. Or have most young people forgotten WW2?

I and most others who are still alive from that era know that the loss of 30 some people is deeply regrettable but pales in comparison of the many wars, including the Civil War, where millions of innocents died. We are at war, despite the disbelief of many. We will not win with bombs alone.

We have terror and innocent deaths in our own country. And these deaths are caused by less than 400 total by those of Muslim birth in recent years. More than 30 innocent die every hour in the U.SA. Any one want to challenge me on that statement unless you agree it is far greater?.

Sorry but of all the remaining presidential candidate, Trump  is the only one with a mindset of what is really happening in the down-slide of this country. You may not like him or his approach but it is impossible to consider any of the other candidates who talk "boilerplate politics" they know they can never enforce.

Does Trump do that also? Sure, but he is by far the least "politically correct".Sure, unfortunately it is the nature of politicians. Has been forever and few ever change it..

Fear of Muslims (Moslems)

Europe ;blundered, not just Belgium. Trump is the only candidate running as of now, that knows what the solution is to prevent the continuation of poorly vetted immigrants especially those of Muslim birth and who are believers of the Koran and especially of it's revised version. I blogged on the revised version recently. I do not fear the parents as much as I do fear their offspring.

We are blundering also and it is not just Obama. Despite what Cruz and Clinton say how tough they can bee, their records show they are more apt to "turn the other cheek".

History and current events prove that the meek will not inherit the earth.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Michigan State Whining Comes to a Abrupt Stop

Upset in the first round by who? Tennessee Middle State. Suggest the non-grads start training for 2016-17.


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Not All Smart Brokerages Are Wise

A short time back, three stock investment firms bought Valeant Pharma (VRX) at around $112 a share. One firm bought 12 million shares and then more. How many shares the others bought, I do not know. I know the cost was over $100 a share. Today, the stock closed at $29.40 a share.

I guess we all make bad decisions. Even those smart and wise. Sure, I know that in 2008-9 Cat sold at around $20 a share and came back. But those who sold at $116 a share and bought back at 20 made a bundle.Sanders wants that type of money-maker to fund the losers in this world.

Still, it doesn't feel fair either way, does it?

Bradley U. Didn't Get Invited to Any Post-Season Tounaments??

How many games did they need to win? 10?? Good Grief. There was surely money to be made by sponsors of tournaments that would have included Bradley. Didn't they once win tha NIT??

My first year of coaching I won more games than the last two years combined. But I insisted the team not practice during class time and the farmers got me fired into the best job possible position, head coach both grade school and high school at Heyworth, Il. population 1000.  50 years later a clip appeared in the Bloomington Pantagraph calling me "one of the most successful coaches in Central Illinois".

Anyway, I pick North Carolina to go all the way.

A Short Profile of Peoria, Il. Newest Mausoleums

One, established in 2013, Heddington Oaks, a Mausoleum for the living and the other, the Peoria Riverfront Museum, established about the same time, is a Mausoleum for the dead. Both bleeding red-ink and WAY off optimistic projections and both owned by the property tax payers of Peoria County.

Hopefully, neither one has my name of the construction plaque as I strongly opposed both but only after i and others did a through review of the facts. You can find my blogs on both by clicking the names BelWood, Heddington Oaks, Lakeview and PRM. The box to enter these names are in the upper left-hand corner of all my 2700+ blogs.

Yes, the Board of Directors of the Museum fired the Administrator and the Heddington Oaks Administrator resigned after he apparently saw the "writing on the wall".

Property tax payers will be paying for these follies for the next 26 years or so and by them both will probably need major renovations to be paid by Peoria County taxpayers. In the meantime, out of County (non-Peoria taxpayers residents) help populate Heddington Oaks and the Museum Board is VERY secretive about attendance and the under-funded Endowment Fund.

On my visit to the non-attractive and severe looking Heddington Oaks interiors recently, I accidentally learned the 214 bed unfilled County owned (safety net for the poor)Nursing Home had only ONE Medicare patient, a long way short of overly-optimistic projections. Room rates for Medicare clients was listed at around $270 a day. Medicaid and Alzheimer residents (without long term care insurance) rates are apparently mostly paid by the property taxpayers.

Even the Journal Star, our local paper that strongly supported the building of the Museum (total cost around $100 million) and Heddington Oaks (total cost around $50 million) admits that Peoria County taxes are among the highest in the U.S.A.

The Real Trump

Here's a look at Trump's statements on what's ailing big U.S. companies, and his proposed fixes: ___ MOVING HEADQUARTERS ABROAD Trump vowed after his Super Tuesday victories, "we're not going to be losing our companies," if he becomes president. He criticized politicians for not fixing a tax code that he says drives companies abroad and mentioned drugmaker Pfizer, which plans to move its headquarters to Ireland after merging with Allergan, a company based there. Pfizer's plan is known as a "tax inversion," a maneuver that allows a company to change its tax jurisdiction to a country where rates are lower. U.S.-based companies claim they are at a disadvantage because the U.S. taxes their profits made both in America and in other countries. By contrast, companies based elsewhere generally pay taxes only on profits made in each country where they operate. Trump has proposed lowering the nominal top corporate rate in the U.S. to 15 percent from its current rate of about 35 percent. Most companies pay less than the top rate because of various credits and deductions. The drug industry, for example, pays a tax rate of about 20 percent, according to experts. Either way, those rates are far above those in some other countries. Ireland's rate, for example, is 12 percent, according to the Americans for Tax Fairness consumer group. The Obama administration has tried to slow the pace of inversions by tightening foreign-ownership requirements, but the administration has said that only Congress, not the president, can change the tax code to put an end to practice. "The movement of company headquarters overseas is a symptom," not the disease, said Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities. "The disease is we have an outdated tax code." Pfizer declined to comment. ___ OVERSEAS PROFITS Trump has vented at U.S. lawmakers for not providing corporate America with incentives to bring home more of their enormous and growing amount of cash held abroad. By the end of last year, the 500 largest U.S. companies had stashed about $2.4 trillion in foreign subsidiaries and bank accounts, according to an analysis of corporate financial statements by the research group Citizens for Tax Justice. The report estimated that the companies would be facing a collective tax bill of nearly $700 billion if all the money were pulled out of the foreign accounts and brought back to the U.S., or "repatriated." Trump's frustration is shared by Apple CEO Tim Cook, who lambasted the U.S. tax code as something "made for the industrial age, not the digital age." "It's awful for America," Cook told "60 Minutes" during an interview aired in December. As the world's most profitable company, Apple has accumulated by far the largest hoard of foreign cash — $200 billion. That's enough to pay for a new iPhone 6S for more than 300 million people, or nearly the entire U.S. population. Cook has estimated that Apple would lose about 40 percent, or $80 billion, of its foreign cash to federal and state taxes if all that money were brought back into the U.S. To get companies to bring money back to the U.S., Trump has proposed lowering the tax rate on repatriated cash to a one-time 10 percent. ___ OVERSEAS PRODUCTION Trump pledged to give up Oreos after Nabisco's parent, Mondelez International, said it would replace nine production lines in Chicago with four in Mexico. He said he would demand that United Technologies reverse a decision to move two of its Carrier heating and ventilating parts plants in Indiana to Mexico, eliminating 2,100 U.S. jobs. He has criticized Ford since last summer after the company said it planned to invest $2.5 billion in engine and transmission plants in Mexico. Other candidates have criticized the trade deals that facilitate some of these corporate moves, but Trump has gone further. He's threatened to slap a 45 percent tariff on Chinese imports. He's threatened to tax auto parts and other equipment made in Mexico. He also wants to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement struck with Mexico and Canada in 1994. His view: The U.S. hasn't gotten enough concessions in negotiations, and American jobs have been lost and wages hammered as a result. "We're being killed on trade — absolutely destroyed," Trump says. The U.S. has long been open economy, and specific trade deals like NAFTA have not had a major effect on jobs, economists say. The huge wage gap between the U.S. and developing countries and the increasing use of machines to replace workers have had a far bigger impact. What's more, Trump's threats could throw the international trading system into chaos. Levying tariffs would probably require congressional approval and could set off a tit-for-tat trade war, an ironic development since it's the U.S. that pushed for open trade over the years. United Technologies declined to comment on Trump's comments. Mondelez said it is investing in U.S. plants, as well as the new one in Mexico, and that Oreos will continue to be made in the U.S. Ford, which employs 6,000 people in Mexico compared to about 80,000 workers in the U.S., said in a statement that it is "deeply invested in the U.S. and has been for more than a century." David Kotok, chief executive at money management firm Cumberland Advisors, said he thinks Trump is right about the need overhaul the tax code to keep corporations from moving cash and headquarters abroad. But he's worried about rewriting any trade deals, noting that Americans benefit, among other things, from low prices on goods made abroad. "When you scrutinize trade agreements, are we really getting killed?" Kotok said. "Do you want to take the price increase and force it on U.S. consumers?" ___ Liedtke reported from San Francisco. AP business writers Dee-Ann Durbin in Detroit and Candice Choi in New York contributed to this report. FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, a man enters Pfizer's world headquarters, in New York. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is railing about what’s wrong in corporate America as he woos voters fed up with the status quo. He is blasting drugmaker Pfizer’s tax-saving plan to move its headquarters overseas, refusing to eat Oreo cookies made in Mexico and vowing to get Apple to make iPhones in the U.S. His tirades about unfair competition, tax evasion and lost jobs trumpet a familiar tune, but going further than many others running for president have dared.FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2011, file photo, a shopper selects Oreo cookies by Nabisco, which is part of the Kraft Foods Inc. family of brands and products, at a supermarket in Los Angeles. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is railing about what’s wrong in corporate America as he woos voters fed up with the status quo. He is blasting drugmaker Pfizer’s tax-saving plan to move its headquarters overseas, refusing to eat Oreo cookies made in Mexico and vowing to get Apple to make iPhones in the U.S. His tirades about unfair competition, tax evasion and lost jobs trumpet a familiar tune, but going further than many others running for president have dared.FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, file photo, an Apple iPhone 6s Plus smartphone is displayed at the Apple store at The Grove in Los Angeles. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is railing about what’s wrong in corporate America as he woos voters fed up with the status quo. 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Chaos in The U.S.A.? Losers Always Look For An Easy Target to Blame

Sure, blame it on Trump because he is the one who BOLDLY said why so many residents in this country are angry. And he wasn't afraid to name names, so many of these name sacrosanct to the medias and to the far right and far left Republicans and Democrats.

Far left Democrats? Only slightly crazed people or people who are sucking on the government tit, in this country would vote for a Socialist/Marxist.

Years ago I blogged that the medias were to blamed for the downward slide of this once great country. Why, because as the years went by, the medias no longer reported the news, they more and more put their own slant on it. When they buy their "ink by the boxcar load" most of the people began to believe the medias were right and the the right thinkers were wrong.

Especially those common sense people who weren't brainwashed by our socialist/leaning schools of learning. Yes, I graduated from college. I couldn't wait to get out. I was fortunate to work 8 years in the private sector under a handful of really common sense managers, before I started my 28 year old company that still bears my name 52 years later.

Who caused the chaos of the Great Depression of the thirties and 2008-9? And who is causing the Depression we are currently on the edge that I predict will befall us 2017 or 2018?

I know, it was Donald Trump!!!!!

Go ahead and blame Trump, you far right Republicans and your "wanna-be somebodies", because few people like anyone who is right and proves that they are wrong.


Majority Don't Like the Way Our Governments in the U.S.A. Are Performing

One MAJOR  reason is that voters love personalities. And look what that "liking' has got us recently. George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama. Possibly the best person to run this country would have been Fiorina but she has little personality and she is a REPUBLICAN woman. Kasich has a better personality than THE Donald so maybe the Republicans will ignore Kasich's poor vote support and nominate him.

I have no idea what the Republicans will do if they do or don't have a convention. But you can bet it will be wrong if they don't select the [person to run against Hillary that has the most supporters and delegates.

Half of the Women Do Not Like Trump

Which half?. The right wing dowagers?  the Democrat women? the ones that don't vote? C'mon, which half?? You talking about Right Wing Republicans who can't believe the voters. Hey, they are real and unless he severely stubs his toe, he will wind up with the most delegates.

A would-be boilerplate talking Fundamentalist like Cruz as President? . You like Hillary for President?  Probably, as a near majority in this country like a corrupt Socialistic government like France? France? Ye God!

You don't think Trump can win because you don't like him? But you think Cruz or Kasich would win the Presidency? I have a mausoleum for the living to sell you. It's called Heddington Oaks losing approximately $6 million dollars a year according to County Board Member Bob Baeitto and printed in the local newspaper recently. This, after our former Financial Officer and Former Administrator told the board the County Nursing Home would "break even". Well that is what the "expert consultants" told them and ALL the Democrats believed them.  But of course these consultants were "from out of town"..

Wait until the sects that, as we once said on the farm, "breed like rabbits", reach a larger majority and the illegals become citizen voters.  The Republican Party will become a Third Party. Say 20-25 years. And it may be sooner.

Kasich might make a decent president but he has NO chance of winning. Look at his vote totals except in Ohio where he did NOT win by a highly impressive margin over Trump.

It's possible that near half of the women do not like the PERSON they are married to. Plus look at the divorce rate which would be larger if you read one of my latest blogs.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hillary - Most World Leaders Want Me

They can have her. Those world "leaders" haven't done so hot.. Take her, please

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Trump. Trump,Trump, Trump, the Voters Say

Tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp, the elite and establishment say. If some of them are concerned about his three marriages, I have some news for them. I estimate at least 25,000,000 adults are living in unhappy marriages right now. Why? Because they don't want the perceived embarrassment of a divorce, afraid they could not do any better, are concerned about the effect a divorce would have on their children and probably the #1 reason is finances.

As far as his being VERY politically incorrect, we have needed that type of a leader for a LONG, LONG time. The more the media and establishment attack him, the more likely Hillary will win in November.

Think hard.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Losers Romney and McCain Call "The Kettle Black"

A phrase probably 2000 years old fits these two Republican Presidential Nominee losers calling Donald Trump lots of mean names. Goes with the territory. Probably correct about Trump on a a few things. However, both fail to realize that it is past to "turn the other cheek" and elect a president who is a business savvy person who has met some rather large payrolls and is seldom "politically correct".

It should be remembered that many Establishment and a large number of phony elites, stayed home rather than vote for the Republican McCain and Romney. What did it get them? Probably the worst President of the United States of America since Harding.

As for those who say that Trump is not a Reagan. Of course not. Reagan was an actor and Trump is a businessman. That's not a FINE line between them.

All candidates are flawed. We are ALL sinners. Attack the Clinton cabal. They may be the biggest sinners of all times and all Republicans must come out and vote no matter who the Republican nominee chosen.

And Independents like me, come out and defeat the forces that are notably leading this country in the wrong direction. Any Republican candidate is a better choice than the Clinton cabal.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Romney Aggressive, Dynamic and Energetic On His Attack on Trump Today

Which brings the question, "Why wasn't he that person when he ran for President?? Trump was right when he called Romney stiff. Now Romney was today the man who was thought by most voters as the man to replace Obama.

Trump fired back in typical Trump fashion. A fashion that shows him to be the solid forerunner in the Republican Party. A fashion that have those who have helped run this country into such a state of affairs, that millions of people are supporting a Communist/Marxist (Sanders, not to confuse this description with the Clinton cabal) who fortunately can't win.

I stand by my earlier posts that despite all of Trump's faults, Donald Trump is the only person who can defeat the corrupt and dangerous Clinton cabal. If the Republican Party runs Cruz of Rubio, the Clinton's are a shoe-in.

Can he accomplish everything he promised? Of course not. Neither can Hillary, Rubio, Cruz and anyone else. One thing I guarantee. He has shaken the Republican Party roots like they have never been shaken in my lifetime.

And win or lose, that is a very good thing.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

CNN and FOX TV Look Like Two Male Gays Who Just Came Out of the Closet

CNN TV being an arm of the Democrats and FOX TV being an arm of the Republican Establishment occasionally bring someone on their networks with opposing views, They are like the male gays who love to have a straight woman in their company. Makes people who don't know are gay think they are straight. They, of course,  would never have intercourse or fondle a woman. And yes, I know their are "switch hitters" but they are the exceptions.

Like CNN and FOX.

When my company was in business I had a good looking female calling on the PA at Methodist Hospital. When my saleswoman went on vacation, I called on him and made the unfortunate statement, "I'm sure you would have D...... calling on you today". He went into a conniption and I lost the account.

I didn't know he was gay.He was much younger than I but I hear he is long dead. Interesting.

Am I missing it on all the chatter on and in the media, that no candidate has made a DIRECT appeal to gays? Or did Communist/Marxist Sanders? How the old comrade doing so far? Not well, I hear.

Interesting too.

No, I am not against gays. I just don't publicly endorse them. I hired at least two gays and both were good workers and did not flaunt their then rather unpopular sexuality.

Republican Elite, Establishment and Wannabee Somebodies Think Rubio is the Savior of the Republican Party

Ha, Ha, Ho, Ho.Some need to come out of their Ivory Towers as my manager and I used to say about the elite at Sperry Rand, the inventors of Univac.

Are they still in business? IBM swept past them as Sperry management appeared to have their feet in concrete.  I have a letter from their President Paul Jean something saying that the stockholders came first. I disagreed. I felt a product in demand, top good management, competitive pricing, aggressive salespeople,  reasonably satisfied employees and satisfied customers came first. When you have those ingredients stockholders usually buy in. Hmmm

But I guess I was wrong. But then I note the company I founded 52 years ago still bears my name and appears to still be by far the largest company of it's kind in Peoria and possibly Central Illinois.

But what do I know???

Oh, is Trump perfect/? A long way from it, but compared to those running against him and those trying to destroy him in the medias, he looks a great deal like Flash Gordon.

Rubio, a Sure Loser Against the Clinton's, Makes a Positive Correct Statement

A positive quote from Rubio, "If Trump wins, it is the end of the Republican Party as we know it." Yea, that's what I want and so do most Trump supporters. We are tired of the elite and the Establishment Republicans helping the Democrats run this country into the ground.

We want Republican leadership who represents all thinking people, the 20 some percent of registered voters who care enough to study the candidates in at least  some depths and then come out and vote.The other 75% of the people who really don't care who are their leaders as long as they keep getting their government handouts, whether in government jobs or excessive pensions, while so many pensions are running huge deficits such as Illinois.

Of course, many of us don't agree with everything Trump says. But the choice is lightweights Rubio and Cruz running against a chronic liar, a corrupt and immoral twosome, possible murderers, and a sure extension of Obama.

Can any one with half a brain imagine any of this this threesome standing up to Putin, Iran, North Korea, China and the ISIS and al the other terriist groups lining up against us.

If you do, I have an extinct MOA to sell you. I'll wait for your calls.