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Dyslexics like Trump and I thrive on new information. That

is when we come alive. We become 'thick' when faced with the same thing again and again with no chance to be creative. He needs new stuff to look at things with fresh eyes. Probably why Trump asked Kasich to be in charge of both domestic and foreign policy when he asked him to be VP. Leaving Trump to be responsible for novelty=ideas=making America great again. Trump is losing interest quite quickly. And he knows it. Everytime he gives an unscripted speech, which he likes, he gets nailed for refusing to follow the norms. He doesn't want to be in the norms with those teleprompter speeches. Those are the doldrums for him...his sail has no wind. Trump should be a muse. Not the president. But he is narcissistic on top of being dyslexic. He can't inspire/help out others (as a muse) or serve (as a president should know and study the details of policy) because then it is not all about him and how great his ideas are.

Trump's episodic memory means he sounds like he is just putting

ideas together when he speaks. It makes Trump seem authentic. But the Khans really are speaking from the heart. The Khans blow him out of the water with their true love in and experience of America. Especially since they are still so focused on the IDEA of America and Trump is only focused on the idea of HIS OWN DAMNED SELF.

Thanks Cha. Bonsoir!

The five stages of grief and the GOP.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%BCbler-Ross_model

"SNIP............

The Kübler-Ross model, or the five stages of grief, postulates a series of emotions experienced by survivors of an intimate's death, wherein the five stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

.............SNIP"

Hillary has encouraged the moms of killed african american youth to get together and try and change the world. They certainly were doing it on their own too. This implies acceptance and allows people to learn how to live with horrible loss, that there is good and bad in the world, that they can make a difference. There is actually growth after unspeakable tragedy. The GOP on the other hand keep Benghazi families in anger. Now the Kubler-Ross model does not imply a universal order you have to go through in the five stages. But you do have to go through them. Scapegoating Hillary for Benghazi and enabling anger is not going to help those families move on. You could see how raw that woman was who spoke at the GOP convention.

Likewise Michelle Obama mentioned that slaves built the WH. And look how far the US has come. The GOP (Bill O'Reilly) immediately climbed over himself to get out the "slaves were treated well meme". Seems like the GOP want to keep their base in the denial stage instead of acceptance that the old south was a nightmare that damaged both black and whites (though in very different ways) and get over it. It was evil. Grieve the loss of innocence white southerners of the GOP persuasion and reconnect to the world in a way where there is good and bad in all our ancestors and in ourselves, and own it. Suffer the loss of a history that is unspeakably evil. You will then finally feel free. And grow. And likely not vote GOP so much.



You can find crazy **** in the old testament. Living the worst of something

and committing crimes in its name does not make it Islam. 1- 4% of people are psychopaths who are sadistic. Around the same percentage are schitzophrenic who are bad a perceiving the salient issues and can be easily manipulated. All ISIS has to do is recruit a small percentage of those from people of middle east decent (or non middle east decent) and you have all your isis attackers and bombers and vehicular manslaughterers and shooters and warriors in the middle east and outside the middle east. All of them ISIS. That's what isis does is recruit. In the name of mayhem. Under the guise of Islam. But they do not get together and practice Islam when they go to Iraq or Syria, are given speed for days on end, rape and torture and genocide. That is not Islam. Of course Islam is being used as the Web that keeps them all together. The same as any religion is used by powerful men to be a web. Now who uses the Web properties in religion in the west to further their political goals......I just can't quite put my finger on it...

Seems to me the right wing is trying to label Islam the culprit for terrorism because, despite what they say about racial animosity in the usa, things are getting better under Obama, and the GOP is losing the southern strategy. People feel secure enough in not getting their heads knocked together that they do form groups like BLM and march. The GOP need a new evil to whip their naive base into shape, instead of the different factions that exist in this election cycle, and Islam it will be. It is a new wedge issue: do you call terrorism Islamic or not. And instead of promising to stop abortions and gay marriage and not being able to deliver it these days, the GOP can actively promise that sharia law is right around the corner and deliver on stopping that. The perfect GOP wedge issue. And surprise surprise they are trying to recruit (wedge) on the DU.

Not only that but there were so many men who were open carrying

yesterday night in Dallas, who all started running away when the shooting started like all the other protesters (as well they should), that the police had reports of a dozen different shooters. Very well may have caused some more casualties with all that confusion. We were warned that a 'good guy with a gun' would just lead to more chaos and indeed it looks like it did.

You know what I just realized? Critics of Black Lives Matter are forced

to use the words "BLACK LIVES MATTER" when they criticize them or scapegoat them. I wonder if the idea will sink into their brains with enough repeats.

How come with basic income, a need when automation destroys work, liberals study it before they

implement it. Why when the right does something new, like neoliberalism or trickle down in the 1980s, why don't they study it before having it implemented? To see if it works. They must know it doesn't work and is just a transfer of wealth from working people to the rich.

There is no way to keep the wealth generated from tax cuts in the

place taxes would otherwise be higher. When Kansas gives a tax cut do you think the wealthy are investing in Kansas? Of course not. They buy stocks and bonds from the stockmarkets, in companies that invest it around the world. And then the profits are not even brought home to kansas as the corporations sit their billions offshore. If people do make money of said stocks the cycle just continues. The only way to keep a good portion of the money invested in Kansas is to tax it and have the government spend it at home and on people who will spend it at home by virtue of them being not rich.

Thinking of the whole trickle down Kansas and Louisiana experiment.

When they give tax breaks to higher earners, because trickle down economics is so great, what in the heck makes them think some rich person's investments are going to be in their home states of Kansas or Louisiana? That is utter stupidity. Especially with growth slowing way down in those places. Trickle down economics is just a ruse to cleave the rich from the poor and get rid of the middle class, so the then Uber rich will have all the power and not have to live under the 'shackles' of democracy like regulations and taxes.

Health care is another example. Universal health care is also more

efficient than private Healthcare. It is obviously more equitable. But more efficient too.
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