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    Dutch Wrote: I guess now everyone is quiet; I gave some of these suggestions many times, but I guess the mentality here is " let the ship sink", if we get Trump, then everything gets fixed automatically. Thanks. the truth hurts.

    I didn't respond because you didn't give any explanation as to how you thought any of those "suggestions" would ever get done.

    Dutch Wrote: P.S the latest in our "efficiency" There are now huge complaints about the TSA, which has become an "monster", a lot of airports are considering kicking them out and start a "private " security system. Again I have to cry; actually Bin Laden laughs from his grave, because he actually "won". Travel by air has become a royal pain as well the cost in your ticket.

    Indeed there should be simpler ways to "screen" people, without loosing actual security. Like a pre-screened document provided by the local police for instance. Of course for a real terrorist there are plenty of ways to enter this country by other means; thus percentage wise 98% of the by air travelling public does not pose a threat; thus why screen a kid of 3 years old or an invalid US citizen as an capable terrorist and have remove them just about all their clothes? What are the chances that they blow up an high rise or the plane? Again "overkill" by our government.

    Airports can't kick the TSA out because the TSA is a Federal agency. It's akin to saying states are considering getting rid of a Federal court that is in their state. That's not how things work in this country.

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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote: I guess now everyone is quiet; I gave some of these suggestions many times, but I guess the mentality here is " let the ship sink", if we get Trump, then everything gets fixed automatically. Thanks. the truth hurts.

    I didn't respond because you didn't give any explanation as to how you thought any of those "suggestions" would ever get done.

    Dutch Wrote: P.S the latest in our "efficiency" There are now huge complaints about the TSA, which has become an "monster", a lot of airports are considering kicking them out and start a "private " security system. Again I have to cry; actually Bin Laden laughs from his grave, because he actually "won". Travel by air has become a royal pain as well the cost in your ticket.

    Indeed there should be simpler ways to "screen" people, without loosing actual security. Like a pre-screened document provided by the local police for instance. Of course for a real terrorist there are plenty of ways to enter this country by other means; thus percentage wise 98% of the by air travelling public does not pose a threat; thus why screen a kid of 3 years old or an invalid US citizen as an capable terrorist and have remove them just about all their clothes? What are the chances that they blow up an high rise or the plane? Again "overkill" by our government.

    Airports can't kick the TSA out because the TSA is a Federal agency. It's akin to saying states are considering getting rid of a Federal court that is in their state. That's not how things work in this country.

    Sorry, you are wrong again; several airports indeed threw them out and hired their own security people. The "news" here said so; I did not invent that. About the suggestions; solutions are quite simple; appoint a "Trump like person" who has got business experience and "controls" waste by carrying out a clean sweep throughout all the in-efficiency departments. If Trump becomes the next President, he will get an heart attack if he sees the unbelievable waste as I mentioned. Any business person will be flabbergasted; but I guess you find it totally normal. I guess you are a bit jealous of Maliki, who got millions just by asking.
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    Hi Dutch: Your analysis of the situation is profound and very accurate. I am not as knowledgeable of these things as you, but from what I can see, we almost need a complete re-structuring -- our economics are "geared" to the "super-rich" & it has been set in stone & encased in concrete, & soldered in super-glue. How do we ever "fix" anything, without destruction of the whole thing? And somehow we must replace the "old" system with something compatible with the global system, we must ALL act in ways that are mutually satisfactory, more like a "family" of mankind, all of us working for the good of our one little planet. Looking at all the gluttonous tons of money spent for "defense" or "warfare" (ie: self-destruction) -- we are all rushing into Massive Global SUICIDE.

    And our planet is reacting in the only way it can. It is dying. We have been killing it. We all have been killing it. Plunder, Warfare, Chemical Pesticides, Poisons of all kinds, Air Pollution, Slaughter of all our species of Animals on Earth, and never thinking about the gentle creatures, the little fish & butterflies, the penguins, & turtles, flamingoes & eagles who do not have a chance in this Holocaust. The oceans are turning into coagulated Blood, from the deaths of billions of our gentle creatures who cannot speak for their own defense. What kind of "Monsters" have we become? WE are the ones who do not deserve to Live Here.

    Now that we've killed most living species all over this world, then we even attack the beautiful living organisms who have produced our AIR we BREATHE. Good Grief --- is NOTHING Sacred? / Look at the Sequoias, gigantic Trees whose rings show how ancient they are. Some are older than the first humanoids on this planet. Centuries old. Silently they stand, while buzz-saws cut down the last of their species -- into sawdust. (Or toothpicks & popsicle sticks).

    But NOW the Earth is responding. It has no choice. Centuries of abuse has left it a toxic waste dump of chemicals & sewage. All life on planet Earth is dying. Not even clean air, -- absolutely no clear water, -- what else is left? --The sad Truth, is that there may no longer be any choice left. We now have "global warming" --- you can obviously notice the patterns of more severe weather. Heat is increasing everywhere. More tornadoes, more severe storms. Spontaneous combustion of trees, from a mix of Heat in the wind, added to underground heat from toxic OIL deposits. Some of the heat comes from all the world-wide WARFARE, going on, largely due to George Bush's "bombing" of IRAQ. (All a Fake War done for Bush's desire to steal Iraq's OIL wells in 2003.) Most people who are not "brain-washed" by Fox News, know this. It is a fact, that our nation is fixated on Petroleum for fuel & warfare. (And fun & entertainment for Bush types, who are too scared to wear a uniform into battle. But they go into the Texas Nat'l Guard, where "rich boys" may (or may not) ever see combat, but may (possibly) attend a meeting once a month, which is "scarey" enough. One could actually get injured from falling off a bar stool, (at the Officer's Club), - or get bitten by their dog (Barney) while chasing an armadillo at the Crawford Ranch.

    I wonder what kind of "reward" Bush can expect from God (in Heaven) for bombing an innocent country (IRAQ) just to steal their OIL? (He claimed it was becuz Saddam Hussein had WMD (weapons of mass destruction) --- but we KNOW now that that was just a LIE, & that NO such weapons were ever found, by the UN troops combing that area for WEEKS, - but Bush figured, "Oh well" --- "So what if we blow their nation to bits"? --- (Ain't he a "hoot" as a Commander in Chief)?

    I do not know much about Govt Economics, - but I am purty sure, that a "huge" WAR going on, for 13 YEARS, requiring a deployment of thousands of troops, armaments, airplanes, drones, ships, tanks, canteens, goggles & barf-bags, --- can get a bit EXPENSIVE. (Plus the First-Aid kits, & band-aids do count up). SO if we did a cost-expenditure analysis, I think that George Bush OWES the U.S Govt, at least $80 trillion bucks. (Oh, I forgot all the helicopters, & the pilot's training, & the medical costs of all the wounded warriors, & the loss to their families -- of not having a daddy, or husband, or son. Just so Georgie Bush could play "Cmdr in Chief" of Arabia. (Sorta like playing "Ali Baba & the 40 thieves" in his sand box).

    NOW consider the Profit margin in having a few dozen OIL TANKERS pumping "crude oil" out of IRAQ, within seconds of the bombs "bursting in air" --- while a beautiful Biblical area of the world, near the city of Babylon, & the Garden of Eden, (which is in Iraq) --- was destroyed by Bush's bomb$? How many thousands of gallons pumping $million$ 0f dollars into George Bush's bank account, every minute? AND how much in TAXES, has Georgie ever paid, for all that stolen loot?

    HOW MUCH? Does anyone even know? IF he ever paid HALF the Amount he Owes the American People, we could probably take care of all the Medical Care in the US for at least 50 years. Plus do remember that Bush also got a Salary of $400,000 per year --- equals $3, 200, 000 (for 8 years). Plus $50,000 per year = misc expense acct X 8 yrs = $400,000. + $100,000 travel acct (per year) = $800,000 (per 2 terms). Plus $19,000 a year [entertainment] = $152,000 for 2 terms.

    GRAND TOTAL: George Bush, President of USA - TOTAL SALARY (for 2 terms = 8 yrs). {{ $4,552,000.00 }}

    Do you think we should pay a "war criminal" POTUS all of his salary, when he has committed dozens of war crimes, that caused a World Crisis, that is still killing millions of people 13 years later? Who is getting an "illegal" income from OIL that belongs to IRAQ? After causing an "illegal" WAR against the nation of IRAQ, pretending they had WMD, which not only has devastated their whole country to oblivion, but it has never been repaired yet? Has never paid any TAXES on all of his illegal War Profits? Has kept millions of U.S. Military Veterans waiting in an endless line, Dying, due to no decent health care availability? Frankly, it is too exhausting to write it all down. George Bush is positively the WORST President that this country has ever had. But what can you expect? His daddy, George H.W. Bush (#41) was involved in some Cuban detail with Castro, & Missiles from the Soviet Union. Bush's CIA was involved & it probably resulted in the death of JFK. This was all mingled together with the Birch Society and their plotting to takeover the American Govt, & destroy our Democracy. And the Bush Family Tree was also involved with Grandpa Prescott Bush, who helped finance Nazi Germany during W.W. II. And lest we forget ---- Jeb Bush (in FL) was busy "rigging" TWO Presidential elections for "brother" Georgie a decade ago.

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    Dutch Wrote: Sorry, you are wrong again; several airports indeed threw them out and hired their own security people. The "news" here said so; I did not invent that.

    I know it's hard for you to ever (and I mean EVER) admit that you're wrong, but YOU. ARE. WRONG.

    No public airport in this entire country has their "own security people." There is a TSA program called the Screening Partnership Program where the TSA contracts with private security companies to conduct security operations at a handful of airports, but those security companies must adhere to ALL TSA procedures and are under strict oversight by the TSA and Department of Homeland Security.

    I encourage you to read up on the program by clicking the link I provided and not take everything the "news" says as fact. That, or actually listen to what the "news" is saying and not only what you want to hear.

    Dutch Wrote: About the suggestions; solutions are quite simple; appoint a "Trump like person" who has got business experience and "controls" waste by carrying out a clean sweep throughout all the in-efficiency departments. If Trump becomes the next President, he will get an heart attack if he sees the unbelievable waste as I mentioned.

    What you're suggesting is wholly unconstitutional and would be dead on arrival with Congress. The Congress has the power of the purse, not the Executive.

    A hypothetical President Trump can appoint whatever czar he wants, but that person will get a very quick civics lesson as to who has the real power in this country when it comes to economic and tax policy.

    Dutch Wrote: Any business person will be flabbergasted; but I guess you find it totally normal. I guess you are a bit jealous of Maliki, who got millions just by asking.

    What I find normal is irrelevant. I'm just trying to explain how our government functions without the hyperbole or misinformation.

    The economy can not be run like a business. Businesses leverage their debts and can declare bankruptcy without tanking the wold economy. If the world economy was managed the same way a business manages their finances then I hope you're ready for a world financial crisis that would make the 2008 crisis look like child's play.

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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote: Sorry, you are wrong again; several airports indeed threw them out and hired their own security people. The "news" here said so; I did not invent that.

    I know it's hard for you to ever (and I mean EVER) admit that you're wrong, but YOU. ARE. WRONG.

    No public airport in this entire country has their "own security people." There is a TSA program called the Screening Partnership Program where the TSA contracts with private security companies to conduct security operations at a handful of airports, but those security companies must adhere to ALL TSA procedures and are under strict oversight by the TSA and Department of Homeland Security.

    I encourage you to read up on the program by clicking the link I provided and not take everything the "news" says as fact. That, or actually listen to what the "news" is saying and not only what you want to hear.

    Dutch Wrote: About the suggestions; solutions are quite simple; appoint a "Trump like person" who has got business experience and "controls" waste by carrying out a clean sweep throughout all the in-efficiency departments. If Trump becomes the next President, he will get an heart attack if he sees the unbelievable waste as I mentioned.

    What you're suggesting is wholly unconstitutional and would be dead on arrival with Congress. The Congress has the power of the purse, not the Executive.

    A hypothetical President Trump can appoint whatever czar he wants, but that person will get a very quick civics lesson as to who has the real power in this country when it comes to economic and tax policy.

    Dutch Wrote: Any business person will be flabbergasted; but I guess you find it totally normal. I guess you are a bit jealous of Maliki, who got millions just by asking.

    What I find normal is irrelevant. I'm just trying to explain how our government functions without the hyperbole or misinformation.

    The economy can not be run like a business. Businesses leverage their debts and can declare bankruptcy without tanking the wold economy. If the world economy was managed the same way a business manages their finances then I hope you're ready for a world financial crisis that would make the 2008 crisis look like child's play.

    Jared, I'm not going to even react on your naïve rant; you will eventually be confronted with the truth.
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    eternal flame Wrote:

    Hi Dutch: Your analysis of the situation is profound and very accurate. I am not as knowledgeable of these things as you, but from what I can see, we almost need a complete re-structuring -- our economics are "geared" to the "super-rich" & it has been set in stone & encased in concrete, & soldered in super-glue. How do we ever "fix" anything, without destruction of the whole thing? And somehow we must replace the "old" system with something compatible with the global system, we must ALL act in ways that are mutually satisfactory, more like a "family" of mankind, all of us working for the good of our one little planet. Looking at all the gluttonous tons of money spent for "defense" or "warfare" (ie: self-destruction) -- we are all rushing into Massive Global SUICIDE.

    And our planet is reacting in the only way it can. It is dying. We have been killing it. We all have been killing it. Plunder, Warfare, Chemical Pesticides, Poisons of all kinds, Air Pollution, Slaughter of all our species of Animals on Earth, and never thinking about the gentle creatures, the little fish & butterflies, the penguins, & turtles, flamingoes & eagles who do not have a chance in this Holocaust. The oceans are turning into coagulated Blood, from the deaths of billions of our gentle creatures who cannot speak for their own defense. What kind of "Monsters" have we become? WE are the ones who do not deserve to Live Here.

    Now that we've killed most living species all over this world, then we even attack the beautiful living organisms who have produced our AIR we BREATHE. Good Grief --- is NOTHING Sacred? / Look at the Sequoias, gigantic Trees whose rings show how ancient they are. Some are older than the first humanoids on this planet. Centuries old. Silently they stand, while buzz-saws cut down the last of their species -- into sawdust. (Or toothpicks & popsicle sticks).

    But NOW the Earth is responding. It has no choice. Centuries of abuse has left it a toxic waste dump of chemicals & sewage. All life on planet Earth is dying. Not even clean air, -- absolutely no clear water, -- what else is left? --The sad Truth, is that there may no longer be any choice left. We now have "global warming" --- you can obviously notice the patterns of more severe weather. Heat is increasing everywhere. More tornadoes, more severe storms. Spontaneous combustion of trees, from a mix of Heat in the wind, added to underground heat from toxic OIL deposits. Some of the heat comes from all the world-wide WARFARE, going on, largely due to George Bush's "bombing" of IRAQ. (All a Fake War done for Bush's desire to steal Iraq's OIL wells in 2003.) Most people who are not "brain-washed" by Fox News, know this. It is a fact, that our nation is fixated on Petroleum for fuel & warfare. (And fun & entertainment for Bush types, who are too scared to wear a uniform into battle. But they go into the Texas Nat'l Guard, where "rich boys" may (or may not) ever see combat, but may (possibly) attend a meeting once a month, which is "scarey" enough. One could actually get injured from falling off a bar stool, (at the Officer's Club), - or get bitten by their dog (Barney) while chasing an armadillo at the Crawford Ranch.

    I wonder what kind of "reward" Bush can expect from God (in Heaven) for bombing an innocent country (IRAQ) just to steal their OIL? (He claimed it was becuz Saddam Hussein had WMD (weapons of mass destruction) --- but we KNOW now that that was just a LIE, & that NO such weapons were ever found, by the UN troops combing that area for WEEKS, - but Bush figured, "Oh well" --- "So what if we blow their nation to bits"? --- (Ain't he a "hoot" as a Commander in Chief)?

    I do not know much about Govt Economics, - but I am purty sure, that a "huge" WAR going on, for 13 YEARS, requiring a deployment of thousands of troops, armaments, airplanes, drones, ships, tanks, canteens, goggles & barf-bags, --- can get a bit EXPENSIVE. (Plus the First-Aid kits, & band-aids do count up). SO if we did a cost-expenditure analysis, I think that George Bush OWES the U.S Govt, at least $80 trillion bucks. (Oh, I forgot all the helicopters, & the pilot's training, & the medical costs of all the wounded warriors, & the loss to their families -- of not having a daddy, or husband, or son. Just so Georgie Bush could play "Cmdr in Chief" of Arabia. (Sorta like playing "Ali Baba & the 40 thieves" in his sand box).

    NOW consider the Profit margin in having a few dozen OIL TANKERS pumping "crude oil" out of IRAQ, within seconds of the bombs "bursting in air" --- while a beautiful Biblical area of the world, near the city of Babylon, & the Garden of Eden, (which is in Iraq) --- was destroyed by Bush's bomb$? How many thousands of gallons pumping $million$ 0f dollars into George Bush's bank account, every minute? AND how much in TAXES, has Georgie ever paid, for all that stolen loot?

    HOW MUCH? Does anyone even know? IF he ever paid HALF the Amount he Owes the American People, we could probably take care of all the Medical Care in the US for at least 50 years. Plus do remember that Bush also got a Salary of $400,000 per year --- equals $3, 200, 000 (for 8 years). Plus $50,000 per year = misc expense acct X 8 yrs = $400,000. + $100,000 travel acct (per year) = $800,000 (per 2 terms). Plus $19,000 a year [entertainment] = $152,000 for 2 terms.

    GRAND TOTAL: George Bush, President of USA - TOTAL SALARY (for 2 terms = 8 yrs). {{ $4,552,000.00 }}

    Do you think we should pay a "war criminal" POTUS all of his salary, when he has committed dozens of war crimes, that caused a World Crisis, that is still killing millions of people 13 years later? Who is getting an "illegal" income from OIL that belongs to IRAQ? After causing an "illegal" WAR against the nation of IRAQ, pretending they had WMD, which not only has devastated their whole country to oblivion, but it has never been repaired yet? Has never paid any TAXES on all of his illegal War Profits? Has kept millions of U.S. Military Veterans waiting in an endless line, Dying, due to no decent health care availability? Frankly, it is too exhausting to write it all down. George Bush is positively the WORST President that this country has ever had. But what can you expect? His daddy, George H.W. Bush (#41) was involved in some Cuban detail with Castro, & Missiles from the Soviet Union. Bush's CIA was involved & it probably resulted in the death of JFK. This was all mingled together with the Birch Society and their plotting to takeover the American Govt, & destroy our Democracy. And the Bush Family Tree was also involved with Grandpa Prescott Bush, who helped finance Nazi Germany during W.W. II. And lest we forget ---- Jeb Bush (in FL) was busy "rigging" TWO Presidential elections for "brother" Georgie a decade ago.

    Eternal as always glad that you write; don't worry about the "Bushes" or where all our tax money went. Nothing is perfect in life let alone death. I've got the feeling people here get used to the "island" mentality and life. So they don't worry, neither do I. I only mention the "waste" which I think could have been spent for improvement on this planet, instead of provoking wars all over the place. But yeah, what can you or me change? Probably only in our on households as well support others who think the same. However we are an minority and have little say in what the "big" boys or naïve persons do, or say. Even certain persons on the site live only by an antique Constitution without thinking if it fits 2016. That is why Bushes as well Trump's are elected. So the "establishment" just carries on and on till it falls of the cliff.
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    Dutch Wrote: Jared, I'm not going to even react on your naïve rant; you will eventually be confronted with the truth.

    Aren't you technically reacting by saying that you're not going to react?


    And I must have missed the memo about factual statements becoming naive rants...