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    • Man in the High Castle Renewed for Season 3

    • Could be attributed to New Administration agreement with Senator Al Franken, U.S. Steel to Restart Idled Plant, Call Back 202 Employees

      Trump’s Border Wall, Deportation Forces Face Pushback From GOP

      Incredible new discovery worked on for over 20 years that is coming to fruition and can be utilized here to ameliorate population dwindling in Illinois, Pennsylvania and NY state from only 0.7% increase to 323.1 Million persons.

      Henry Heimlich dies at the age of 94 from a heart attack.  Developed, the so called Heimlich Maneuver, at Jewish Hospital in 1974.  To learn more about him, here is his biography.

      But many don’t know about Dr. Heimlich’s other life-saving inventions. He is the inventor of the Heimlich Chest Drain Valve, which saved thousands of lives during the Vietnam War, and the Heimlich MicroTrach, which provides a remarkably efficient way for people to take oxygen.

      Trump makes decisive move to promote Carly Fiorina to be Director of National Intelligence:  Fiorina has pointed out that she achieved “doubled revenues” during her time at Hewlett-Packard.

      It’s true that HP was flagging when Fiorina came on board. And you can find a few Carly defenders out there: Bob Knowling, who was on HP’s board of directors during Fiorina’s tenure, told CNN last year that, “Contrary to what has been written in terms of a lot of negative things, she did what she was hired to do and that was to lead a transformation.”

      This author believes she has an extensive knowledge of the business world and will tame the new administration’s protectionist rhetoric.

      The populist rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has energised a disparate American movement that is accused of racism, anti-Semitism and misogyny.

      It is more dangerous to be black in America.  I wonder how it reverberated in TGTs Black Friday sales numbers.

      Donald Trump has raised fears of a trade war

      Leonard Cohen passes away at the age of 82, best known for the song Hallelujah, he recently released his 14th studio album, You Want It Darkeron Oct. 21, just weeks before his death.

      Sanders signals willingness to work with Trump – “To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him,” the Vermont senator said in a statement released Wednesday.

      Trump’s Missing Emails and Blacklining.  Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best.

      Michael Moore debuts movie, TrumpLand, in NYC (On Wednesday, the movie will be available for purchase on iTunes, the same day it opens at the IFC Center and the Laemmle theater Town Center 5 in Encino, CA)  (Regular run starts Wed Oct 19 – Tickets for all NYC shows Oct 19-27 available here):

      Is Trump a good businessman?

      Trump has placed his business record at the forefront of his list of qualifications for the presidency.
      Tapper pressed Giuliani on whether someone who lost $916 billion in one year could reasonably argue he’s a good businessman.

      “That doesn’t sound brilliant,” Tapper said.

      Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who has kept up a drumbeat of Trump attacks over his taxes, said Sunday, “Trump is a billion-dollar loser who won’t release his taxes because they’ll expose him as a spoiled, rich brat who lost the millions he inherited from his father.”
      “Despite losing a billion dollars, Trump wants to reward himself with more tax breaks on inherited wealth while stiffing middle-class families who earn their paychecks with hard work,” Reid said.
            • Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years, records obtained by The New York Times show.

              The 1995 tax records, never before disclosed, reveal the extraordinary tax benefits that Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, derived from the financial wreckage he left behind in the early 1990s through mismanagement of three Atlantic City casinos, his ill-fated foray into the airline business and his ill-timed purchase of the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.

              Tax experts hired by The Times to analyze Mr. Trump’s 1995 records said that tax rules especially advantageous to wealthy filers would have allowed Mr. Trump to use his $916 million loss to cancel out an equivalent amount of taxable income over an 18-year period.  “The man’s a genius,” Rudolph W. Giuliani, a former New York mayor and a close adviser to Mr. Trump, said on Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He knows how to operate the tax code for the people that he’s serving.”   Ordinary investors in the new company, meanwhile, saw the value of their shares plunge to 17 cents from $35.50, while scores of contractors went unpaid for work on Mr. Trump’s casinos and casino bondholders received pennies on the dollar.

            • Trump will starve this country because we have net imports of food, because our crops have failed.

            • Trump identifies with The Snake, it is not reciprocated.  “It’s amazing, going to happen unless we get very very smart,” he said at one campaign stop, after finishing his reading of the lyrics.”Oh, don’t worry about it — we’re going to build the wall,” Trump then reassured the crowd. “Don’t worry about it, we’re building the wall. Don’t worry about it. We’re going to build the wall and Mexico is going to pay for the wall and we’re going to make great trade deals and lots of great things are going to happen, don’t worry about it.”Taking a more poignant stance against Trump’s use of the song was the family of Oscar Brown Jr., the man who wrote the song in the early 1960’s. He died in 2005.”We don’t want him using these lyrics,” Brown’s daughter, Maggie Brown, told The Chicago Tribune in March. “If Dad were alive, he would’ve ripped (Trump) with a great poem in rebuttal. Not only a poem and a song, but an essay and everything else.”Perhaps he thought he had something in common with Brown because their families both have history in the real estate business.It’s true: Brown’s father, Oscar Brown Sr., like Trump’s father, Fred Trump, earned his living in real estate. But that’s where the similarity ends.Oscar Brown Sr., the son of a former slave, a World War I veteran and lawyer, was the first manager of Chicago’s Ida B. Wells Homes in 1940 and was a lifelong social activist on behalf of fair housing and equal justice.  In 1944 he served as president of the Chicago chapter of the NAACP.Meanwhile, Fred Trump and his son, Donald, spent much of the early 1970s in a legal battle with the Department of Justice over allegations that the Trump real estate business in New York violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against African-Americans trying to rent apartments.Wait, who’s the snake?
            • Are we doomed to repeat 1939-1945 or the Roaring 20s?
            • Can we afford the $1.5 Trillion F-35 (See my discussion of the F-35 vs. the F-18)?  According to Jim Grant’s, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, and the April 25, 2016 edition of Time, every American man, woman and child owe $42,998.12 to erase the $13.9 trillion U.S. debt.  Would you trust Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, who promised to bomb the hell out of them as a platitude of his nomination.
            • Ted Cruz (who in the past has accused Trump of being a pathological liar) endorses Donald Trump who has promised to appoint justices “in the mold of Scalia.”
              • According to a Washington Post investigation of Trump’s finances, he claims to be worth $10 Billion. According to the same article, “Trump’s net worth became a subject of intense interest. Trump said it was about $1.4 billion. Forbes pegged it at $500 million. The commission later reported he was actually worth just $206 million.In August, as Trump scrambled to remain solvent, accountants hired by him to assess his financial condition said in a report that his debts could exceed by $295 million the value of all his casinos, hotels, office buildings, his airline and other properties, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer article.
              • Trump paid little heed to a growing drumbeat of concerns about Atlantic City. In July 1989, Roffman, the market analyst, issued another gloomy report for investors. Its headline: “Atlantic City, New Jersey — Top Heavy in Debt — Houses of Cards.”
              • Roffman was prophetic as Chris Christie has to look for a bailout of AC: Governor Christie on AC, We Do Not Have Time to Dawdle
              • In the Republican presidential debate in October, he said that his experience with companies that went through bankruptcy would help him manage the nation’s debts.
              • “That is what I could do for the country,” he said. “We owe $19 trillion. Boy, am I good at solving debt problems. Nobody can solve it like me.”
              • Perhaps Trump is prophetic: He was asked, in general terms: “Is there anything that can go wrong, that you’re aware of?”  “We can have a depression,” Trump responded. “The world could collapse. We could have World War III. I mean, a lot of things can go wrong. I don’t think they will.”
              • Sec. 806 and the Deportation Forces, a lethal combination backlash.
                • I suppose Mr. Trump could multiply this force a thousandfold, and go after not just unauthorized Mexicans but Irish and Chinese and Russians and people of every other nationality in every American town and farm and factory, breaking down doors, dragging people from their homes and workplaces, stopping cars and buses, checking papers, for years.
                • The facts show we have net emigration to Mexico, more people going there than coming here, and more potential terrorists that have tried to come across the Canadian border than the Mexican border,” Harman says. “So it’s not factual to think we need [a wall].
              • The war comes home here and there
              • Here’s what Greek Austerity would be like in USA!  Alternatively, we still would need to overspend.
              • Will this be a pipe dream?
              • Deportation Forces compared to SS.  The Seven Year (SSI – Some refugees and other noncitizens can get SSI for up to seven years) itch. 16.4% of women served in Gulf Wars.
              • eLectile Dysfunction, yes you heard right.  Alan Dershowitz’ election prediction analogous to Brexit.
              • First the Muslims, then the Hispanics, followed by the Jews for exportation …
              • Despite obstacles, the Latino vote is crucial in This ElectionOne expert said he expects a “mad frenzy” of voter registration leading up to the election.
              • Joe Hosteen Kellwood, one of the last Windtalkers, passes at age 95
              • Hispanic Population in Armed Services – Shooting ourselves in the foot …those with lower family income are more likely to join the military than those with higher family income and that a large percentage of Latinos who have served in the armed forces are children of immigrants.
              • Trump’s campaign CEO, Steve Bannon, ordered his ex-wife to not let his twins go to school with Jewish students.
              • Courts nationwide have concluded that unnecessary and burdensome restrictions on voters are discriminatory and unconstitutional
              • Bloomberg.com on Trump’s Flip-Flop

                In the Washington Post, Philip Bump wrote:

                Even worse for Trump, a plurality of every demographic save Republicans felt that he appealed to bigotry, including majorities of independents, men, women, whites with or without college degrees, people aged 64 or younger and both whites and nonwhites. Among all whites, 54 percent felt that Trump appeals to bigotry (with 50 percent of white men agreeing). Among nonwhites, the figure was 72 percent.

              • Rush Limbaugh interviewing Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor who ran against Trump in the Republican primary, told a radio host on Thursday: “All the things that Donald Trump railed against, he seems to be morphing into — it’s kind of disturbing.
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              • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was another GOP presidential hopeful, said … that simply building a wall would not remedy the situation.“It can’t be addressed just with a wall. That’s not going to fix the problem,” Christie said on “Fox and Friends.”
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              • Trump flip flops on stance on Immigration
              • From the Los Angeles Times, Clinton Aligns Trump with

                White Nationalists

              • Donald Trump on Mass Deportations
              • Jon Stewart, formerly of The Daily Show, on

                The Election

              • What will be the shape of the Republican Party in the post-Donald J. Trump era?
              • Michael Moore, the prophet/filmmaker who derided the demise of the EV-1, the precursor to the Chevy Volt and Chevy Malibu Hybrid, who former CEO Rick Wagoner later said “that axing the car had been the ‘worst decision’ of his tenure at GM,” on

                The Election

              • Portsmouth Speech: “This campaign is about the needs of the American people and addressing the very serious crises that we face…Too many people in America are still being left out, left behind and ignored. In the richest country in the history of the world there is too much poverty, and too much despair.”  Here is a comparative of world countries by Unemployment Rate.  “This election is about … the millions of other workers in this country who are falling further and further behind as they try to survive on totally inadequate wages.”
              • Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA), Sonic (NASDAQ: SONC), Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ: PLAY), Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) — Canaccord Genuity issued a generally cautious report on the restaurant industry, but rated these four companies a “buy” based on same-store sales trends, potential for market share gains, attractiveness to millennials, and reasonable valuations, among other factors.
              • Is Silicon Alley taking over Silicon Valley?
              • Intel has the #1 share in NAND based Solid State Drives being sold into the enterprise, where their processors enjoy a 95% market share.
              • Asian and USA Smartphone Makers duke it out:  Xiaomi about to make disruptive entrance in USA; Samsung increases sales in India 17% QtoQ with a 25% market share above all other players.  Could this spell disaster for Apple who’s market share tanked 32% in China and 40% in USA?  Is Apple’s saving grace the entrance into India?