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Daily Archives: June 17th, 2018


The current Resident of the Oval Office is pushing the blame for his policy of separating families (like the Nazis did in the concentration camps) on the Democrats. This is a push to garner votes for the Republican candidates. This is a guy who ran on immigration reform and by extension Religious bias. The in charge Republican party save a few has just stood by and let it happen. The TIC has had meetings with Republicans only (no invites to Democrats) to set policy and the Republican leadership has allowed it. This brings up the subject of the responsibility of being in power. Apparently the Republicans after 8 years of denying and denigrating President Obama they have done nothing good or of consequence while having the power to accomplish much more than they have for the public good. The suspect tax reform and gutting of the healthcare system were two main drivers of their administration with the supposed “good” results still to surface for the citizenry of the United States. The labels many have assumed are often no more than ways to garner votes for people who if we (voters) were smart would never elect. WE the people need to gain control over government by pushing for some new rules for serving along with definite time limits on that service. I consider myself a Conservative (most of us are)  who is left of center (not extreme left).  The point is that as voters we need to stop the election of poor representatives and do not accept the rallying cries of either majority party as a banner to follow blindly. In my opinion we currently have the worst (save a few) group of Congressional representatives in many years. We (voters) have the power of change in our hands if we ignore the hype and chase the truth.

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It is said somewhere that “With experience comes wisdom” or something like that. Apparently some of us haven’t paid much attention to that. The hackers have upped their game and if we are not upping ours then these “pros” will keep playing the “gottcha” game. First the onslaught on line appears in many ways, the first and possibly the most prevalent is inserting a “look alike” website that looks real but if you look at the address line you will see that it is fake because after the “well known” name there is fictitious information which could allow an incursion into your device and possibly lock it up while holding it for ransom. Most well known browsers warn about this and try to prevent it but we as people sometimes see a pop up or an insert that appeals to our interests and click on it allowing this incursion. This “pop up” is advertising eye candy at its best and is as effective as anything we see on television. The key to avoid being hacked is: add a pop up blocker on your device (there are free ones), do not click on anything you are unsure of. If you device locks up, immediately turn it completely off and restart after at least 5  minutes. Most times this will eliminate the threat. Things you should do or have to protect your devices:

1.install a good pop up blocker

2. Install a good Malware Program

3.Be aware of a slowing of your Device when loading or surfing.(could be a sign of a hack or attempt to hack)

4. Call your Email company, Browser supplier (MSN, GOOGLE,Yahoo,etc) if you suspect an incursion or attempt.

5.Get a backup external hard drive and make a back up at least once a week.

6. Above all, remember, None of the Internet providers will call or email you out of the blue. You may from time to time receive emails about updates but be sure determine the origin by looking at the address line for accuracy. If in doubt go to the site independent of the email or popup for information.

Hackers are smart and are the same as any scammers, smooth and resourceful. Be aware of anything different when you power up your device.

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There appears to be a difference of opinion about what is correct and what is not. Picture this: Barack Obama pardoning Rod Blagojevich or Hillary Clinton would have been reason to call for an investigation. Resident Trump has pardoned: Sheriff Arpaio, Scooter Libby and Dinesh D’Souza all people legally convicted by a jury. He is also considering pardoning Martha Stewart who has served her time and commuting the sentence of Ex Governor Rod Blagojevich. TOTUS blasted the previous administration over what is termed “catch and release”. Briefly this is  “catch and Release”

“1.Aliens who “pose a threat to national security, border security, or public safety”
2.Aliens who are “misdemeanants and new immigration violators”
3.All other immigration violators
The instructions to CBP noted that those in category 3 would not be detained and deported, and therefore CBP agents were advised to not waste resources arresting them but rather focus on priority one and priority two offenders. The Associated Press reported on a similar set of guidelines.”

What is being done and has been done by this Resident is more of an ego boosting action than a carefully thought out action. This White house occupant is driven by gaining accolades and his name” in lights” rather than commonsense actions that benefit the Nation. Adoration is his main pursuit and bullying is one of his main weapons. Whatever demeans former President Obama and the Democrats regardless of the long term damage to the country is his goal. In his attempt to complete campaign promises he has ignored the rule of law, Constitutional law and moral authority. The correction lies in the hands of the voters as we apparently have no Congress to check “TOTUS”.

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Let him who is without sin cast the first stone:

According to the Gospel of John, the Pharisees, in an attempt to discredit Jesus, brought a woman charged with adultery before him. Then they reminded Jesus that adultery was punishable by stoning under Mosaic law and challenged him to judge the woman so that they might then accuse him of disobeying the law. Jesus thought for a moment and then replied, “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.” The people crowded around him were so touched by their own consciences that they departed. When Jesus found himself alone with the woman, he asked her who were her accusers. She replied, “No man, lord.” Jesus then said, “Neither do I condemn thee: go and sin no more.”

It appears that the essence of politics is to blame (stone) someone else. While the denigration and name calling has been the stock in trade of political campaigns, in these days of mass media and national  despair, we have come to be a nation of “entertainment voters”. Elections are or rather should not be about who makes the most entertaining statements . It should be about the character of the campaigner. Currently this trait does not seem to factor into why we should vote for them. Looking at who we have in power Obviously “TOTUS”, Jeff Sessions, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Scott Pruitt, Betsy DeVos, Ben Carson and Ryan Zinke to name a few. No matter what you think of this administration, the bottom line is how far the damage currently being done will go. We have our trusted allies seeking to make progress without us and our enemies enjoying the show. It is well to remember that voting is privilege and should be considered an honor. Who you vote for should not be equivalent to voting for entertainment favorites.

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