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Sunday, January 22, 2017

press briefing

As many have noted, it is indeed strange that the first WH press briefing was devoted to attacking the press. The new, highly unlikable press secretary spouted the Trump claim that his inauguration was the most attended of all time, despite clear evidence to the contrary. The despicable press was lying and would be held accountable.

Apparently, this new administration will continue to be unhampered by the facts.

rallies

As noted before, the turnout for the anti-Trump women's marches across the country was huge, unprecedented.  Hillary has to be thinking "Where were these people when I needed them?"

anti Trump rallies

Spectacular, inspiring, huge, overwhelming,  just a few words to describe the anti-Trump women's marches in Washington, D.C. and in cities  all over the globe, on every continent. Women, men, children crowded the streets of Melbourne, Paris, London, New York and many other US cities. Heartwarming that so many people marched to support our values.

Friday, January 20, 2017

today

Election's over
So sad that Donald Trump won
Inauguration!

Friday, January 06, 2017

Obamacare

Obamacare. Republicans us a lot of words: Repeal, Repeal and Replace, Repeal Delay and Replace. Never: Improve.
 The US has excellent health care. But it is by far the most expensive in the Western world. Addressing these high costs is way beyond my knowledge and brainpower. But seems to me that we could start with the high costs of medical and nursing  education. We should also increase use of paramedics and other alternative, such as home care. Maybe use of a lot of government clinics could be employed. 

Obamacare does very little about improving the health care system. Instead, it seeks to spread the costs and help more people take advantage of the cost-spreading. So insurance premium payers are all sharing costs. Of course, using insurance companies incurs the additional costs such as marketing, executive high salaries, and shareholder profits. Clearly, it would be better to have all US taxpayers share the costs under some system like Medicare-for-All.

Let's hope for the best.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016

Bad News -

All of us who want to begone with the dreadful year 2016 got some bad news yesterday. The world's official timekeepers have decided, for astronomical reasons, to add 1 second to that year. We'll just have to endure.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Trump

He got China angry with us regarding Taiwan; he contradicted US'Israel policy; he seems open to a nuclear arms race.

So, are you happy with Mr. Trump's "presidency" so far?

Friday, December 23, 2016

trump policies

Mr. Trump is president elect. He should not be issuing policy statements, by tweet or otherwise, especially those that conflict with US existing policy, such as nuclear policy.

And what's with his wish to increase our nuclear arsenal. We already have enough to blow up te world many times.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

good wishes

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to both of my readers.