Monday, August 31, 2015

The Secret to Secure Borders - Redeploy American Troops from Overseas

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Pay attention presidential candidates, - here is an alternative to the fence in Mexico!


Why not relocate US Troops to new US Bases along the Mexican border?  We could help stop the senseless killing, 160,000 Mexican citizens since Obama took office, caught in the middle of a drug war.  At the same time, a series of a dozen or more bases stretched out along the border would move thousands of trained military into the vicinity of the human trafficking of illegal immigrants along with the drug dealers.  Right now the US pays the highest costs possible to foreign governments to post our troops overseas for the purpose of defending their foreign lands.


If we had a series of military bases along the border, we would reduce foreign costs for defense, provide thousands of trained soldiers to help with immigration and drug trafficking, and be able to use the bases to monitor high-tech electronic monitoring of the border rather than build a giant wall. It would also help stimulate the local economies where the bases would be built and soldiers and families housed.


Redeployment of overseas forces

Here is what I wrote in an article June 3, 2010:


We have over 2.5 million defense soldiers and civilian employees but only 1.1 million are in the USA. Since a few thousand remain in both Iraq and Afghanistan that leaves 1.2 million DOD employees all over the rest of the world. There are over 735 American military bases outside the USA including 38 large and medium size facilities.


At the height of the British Empire in 1898 they had 36 bases spread out around the world and at the height of the Roman Empire in 117 AD they had 37 major bases. Of course they were both trying to conquer the world. We aren't supposed to be conquering the world so get rid of the excess bases.



Maybe the president should stop playing world policeman and close the majority of the overseas bases, leaving only those absolutely needed for national security, and set up a network of domestic bases along the border with Mexico. We already have the troops and are paying to keep them outside the country. Why not set up border bases in Arizona, New Mexico, a couple in Texas and maybe one more in Southern California?



Perhaps the presence of thousands of American troops might help stop the flow of illegal drugs and the human trafficking of illegal immigrants? It might even help Mexico reduce the massive death rate from the drug war along the border that has cost 160,000 Mexican lives, men, women, and children, since 2007.


This is one of the darkest elements of the border traffic and is a plague to Arizona and the other states.  Here is a solution that saves money and lives while reducing costly foreign expenditures that can no longer be justified.
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Multidrug Resistant Cells - the Achilles Heel of Modern Medicine

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Destroy the multidrug resistant disease before it destroys us.

Today, after all our years of medical advancement and our treatment with pharmaceutical wonder drugs, disease after disease attacks us because of multidrug resistant cells forming in our bodies.

Ironically, the cause of this evolution of drug resistant cells was our excessive use of various prescription drugs given to us by our own health providers.  Of course, the drugs received approval from the Food and Drug Administration, FDA, who knew better and did nothing for years.

Multidrug resistant cells evolved from our greed to pump more and more medicine into the patients.  The next trend was to create prescription medication needed for life by the patient, thus guaranteeing more cash flow for the doctor, dentist, hospital, clinic, health diagnostic centers, drug companies, and insurance companies.


When humans started dying from overdoses and then from multidrug resistant diseases, the moneychangers shifted tactics and started prescribing the same antibiotics for animals when kept in confined quarters.  Well that included cows, chickens, and pigs.


Today more antibiotics sell for animal feed than to treat humans.  However, the saturation of animals with antibiotics has now made animals a greater source of the dangerous antibiotics entering the human body, than treatment from our doctors.

These are recent headlines this year.


Multidrug-resistant Shigellosis Spreading in the United States

Indian Woman Being Treated in U.S. for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Outbreak of drug-resistant infection could kill 80,000 in UK, report warns

Understanding CRE, the 'nightmare' superbug that contributed to 2 deaths in L.A.

Nations Failing to Combat 'Global Threat' of Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs: WHO

Dr. Keiji Fukuda, WHO's assistant director-general for health security. "All types of microbes—including many viruses and parasites—are becoming resistant to medicines. Of particularly urgent concern is the development of bacteria that are progressively less treatable by available antibiotics. This is happening in all parts of the world, so all countries must do their part to tackle this global threat."


These are some of the multidrug resistant diseases now in circulation.

The Original Superbug: Staphylococcus Aureus - MRSA

Almost everyone's heard of MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, yet few people understand just how pervasive the original superbug has become.

Roughly one in 50 people carries a strain of staph resistant to common antibiotics, according to the National Institutes of Health. If the bug invades a wound, it can cause an infection that is minor and localized, as in a pimple, or serious and widespread, involving the heart, lungs, blood and bones.

"MRSA continues to be the biggest threat because it could become more widespread," said Dr. William Schaffner, chair of prevention at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
MRSA infections usually strike elderly hospital inpatients or nursing home residents. But the number of MRSA cases out in the community is on the rise, according to the NIH.  The disease spreads between people working out at the gym through contaminated towels or equipment, and passed between children at day care facilities.


Most forms of cancer

Ebola

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes HIV infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

Flu (Influenza)

Malaria

Meningitis

Pneumonia

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STDs)

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

Tuberculosis (TB)

Diarrhea

The Food Borne Bugs: Escherichia Coli and Salmonella

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Micrograph of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA, brown) surrounded by cellular debris

Antimicrobial resistance: A growing health issue

The emergence of drug-resistant microbes is not new or unexpected. Both natural causes and societal pressures drive bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other microbes to continually change in an effort to evade the drugs developed to kill them.

Natural causes

Like all organisms, microbes undergo random genetic mutations, and these changes can enhance drug resistance. Resistance to a drug arising by chance in just a few organisms can quickly spread through rapid reproduction to entire populations of a microbe.

Societal pressures

Antimicrobial resistance is fostered by the overuse and misuse of antimicrobial drugs in people as well as animals; a lack of diagnostic tests to rapidly identify infectious agents; and poor hand hygiene and infection control in healthcare and community settings.

Together, these forces contribute to the problem of drug-resistant infections that are increasingly difficult and costly to treat. 


Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria, increasingly seen not only in hospitals and healthcare settings (hospital acquired or HA-MRSA) but also in the wider community, especially among people in close contact such as athletes (community associated or CA-MRSA).

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) bacteria are resistant to vancomycin, an antibiotic regarded as a drug of last resort.

Microbes increasingly resistant to drugs

SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Antimicrobial (Drug) Resistance.

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So why am I trying to upset you about the dangers in your life?  Two reasons drive me.  First, you need to be aware of how your respected institutions have poisoned you, maybe not intentionally, but the result is just as fatal.

Second, there are innovative projects underway across the nation to address the dangerous multi-drug resistant cells using natural compounds that were first used by the Chinese thousands of years ago.  One company in the Blue Grass Region of Kentucky, CBA Pharma, developed a natural compound to reverse the pumping action of multi-drug resistant cells which allows them to then be destroyed.


Just as important, researchers at a health clinic in Texas and at the Massachusetts General Hospital have recently announced results using a Chinese herbal compound to stop Ebola, and experiments are underway in other labs as well.  American patients and the medical world need to know the compound is in capsule form and seems to have been effective in treating many multi-drug resistant diseases.

If, in fact, the runaway multi-drug resistant diseases have become the Super Diseases of the 21st century, we must arm our medical community with the most effective tools possible to save lives in spite of the mutation capability of the disease.

NOTE:  The publisher has a very small quantity of stock in CBA Pharma, a privately held company, with nominal value. 
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GOP control of Congress - how are they doing, compared to Democrats?

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As Trump continues to confound GOP bosses - what have the GOP leaders done to show the voters How They will fix things with Control of Congress?


Last November the voters of America gave the Republicans a resounding victory and Obama a deafening defeat when control of the House and Senate fell into GOP hands for the first time since the election of Barack Obama in 2008.


Just over halfway into their first year in control of both Houses of Congress, a situation last seen when the Democrats controlled both the House and Senate during the first two years of the Obama presidency, what is the result?



Nothing if one looked at the press stories.  Nothing if one listened to Obama, but then he blames the Republicans for everything all the time.  If you listen to Hillary Clinton she says they have been ruthlessly investigating her and Bill and the Foundation as part of their ongoing paranoia and hatred of the Clintons.


Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says the Republicans continue to block everything Obama tries to do which of course ignores the few times the president and congress have agreed on anything.


Curiously, no Republican candidate seems to be praising the leadership of the GOP, nor the Speaker of the House John Boehner or Majority Leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell for all they have done since taking over the Capitol.


Perhaps the fact Trump can give honest and candid assessments of everyone mired in the political establishment of our nation's capitol, whether Democrat, Republican or news media, is what makes him so popular.


As the people seem to be saying with their support of Trump, maybe it is time to thrown them all out.
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Trump Questions Hillary Campaign about Huma Abedin and husband Anthony Weiner, Master at Wiggle Room Antics

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Weiner campaign fleet
It did not take long for Trump to add Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner to his list of why Washington, D.C. has lost touch with America.  This time he focused on the fact she, like Hillary, worked for the government yet also used the Clinton private email server for sensitive business.



Of course this always makes the story more interesting and did not even mention Huma might have been working for the Secretary of State and the Clinton Foundation at the same time, a potential conflict of interest.


The following was a report in the Coltons Point Times on Anthony Weiner from 2013.

So he had so much pride in his rather limited physique that he lit up the Internet with his nude self-portrait photos.  That was when he was a Congressman from New York.  When the photos, hardly an asset for such an ass, were exposed so to speak he was forced to resign from Congress.



A year later, knowing what the people were missing not having him in public office, the Weiner man is running for Mayor of New York City and his campaign slogan must be "It's time for change - make the Big Apple the Bigger Banana" or some such nonsense.

Once again he gets caught when his I phone again gets fascinated with his perceived Rambo body and he can't resist the empowerment of sharing his joy with the women of the world.


So once again we have a mea culpa for a mea big opinion of ones' own self.  This time he had to recruit his wife.

In a public statement that one political strategist said hearkened to the Hillary Clinton days, Huma Abedin said Tuesday she’s forgiven her husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, for his sexting scandals — including the latest, which went public this week — and said most marriages encounter difficulties and challenges.


“Our marriage, like many others, has had its ups and its downs,” she said, in what The New York Post reported was her first speaking engagement at a press conference. “It took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to a place where I could forgive Anthony.”

Huma Abedin is a well respected aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and this time her awkward defense of her goofy husband seemed far more political than personal.  One could only wonder how she could let herself become such a ripe subject for yet another tragic country song and not kick his skinny butt out the door.

It is sad.

Sad for his well meaning wife.  Sad for his son who was born between his two disgraceful episodes of cyber sex simulation or whatever you want to call it.  Sad for the Jewish community of New York City he claims to represent and sad for the voters of New York City who hardly need another ego driven sex freak on the public dole.
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Hillary slings mud with the best of Men - Calls Pro Life "terrorists" as she condones the harvesting and sale of Body Parts by Planned Parenthood!

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While The New  York Times highlights lies and hides the truth!

Apparently the threat of a progressive Dream Team of Biden and Warren challenging her in the Democratic primary has brought on a change of strategy and a corresponding loss of common sense in Hillary as the newly threatened campaign of Clinton for president has suddenly out trumped the Trump for the day.


Between Hillary calling the Pro Life movement terrorists, and the New York Times reporting how the Hispanic media calls Trump "Hitler," on page one no less, the liberal left seems to have gone, well berserk, over the fact the people are beginning to see the truth about the socialist agenda.


First of all, the many allegations reported in the NYT were shades of yellow journalism.  Trump does not wear a toupee, as stated by Ricardo Sánchez, and he is not "the loudest voice for intolerance, hatred, and division in the United States," as stated by Jorge Ramos.


The fact the Times reported these are two of the most influential people in Hispanic media in America, is a sad commentary on the way the Democratic party has brainwashed the Hispanic people in America.


The Times forget to mention that Ramos's daughter works for the Hillary Clinton campaign, a clear conflict of interest.  His manner was rude, his intent was to embarrass Trump, and his result was to make the entire left media look stupid.



Mr. Ramos, who earlier this month delivered a searing indictment of Donald, called him “the loudest voice of intolerance, hatred and division in the United States,” hardly the words of an objective journalist.


Ramos went on to say, “This is personal, and that’s the big difference between Spanish-language and mainstream media, because he’s talking about our parents, our friends, our kids and our babies,” Mr. Ramos said in a telephone interview.

Why do the Hispanics even associate with the liberal left when they have been used and abused for years?


On July 27, 2015, the liberal PBS Frontline program reported the following:


"Last week, the Mexican government released new data showing that between 2007 and 2014 — a period that accounts for some of the bloodiest years of the nation’s war against the drug cartels — more than 164,000 people were victims of homicide.  Nearly 20,000 died last year alone, a substantial number, but still a decrease from the 27,000 killed at the peak of fighting in 2011."


The vast majority of these people killed along the US and Mexican border got murdered while Obama was president.  What did the Obama administration do to stop the massacres on the border when the drugs were coming to the USA?

Speaking of Obama, who can forget the bold promise to the Hispanic community in 2008, that he would have a comprehensive immigration bill his first year in office?  Thanks to the Hispanic vote he became president.


Here we are, seven years later, and the Democrats are still the champions of the Hispanics, with no immigration bill.

"Despertar los hispanos, los demócratas que damos por sentado."

"Wake up Hispanics, the Democrats take you for granted."


In the interest of equality, there are no guarantees the Republicans can do much better but they are not the ones who made all the empty promises.

My plea is for everyone to seek out the truth, trust no one from media to politicians, and reward results, not empty promises.


As for The New York Times, giving front page coverage to a bunch of political hacks and calling it responsible journalism is a huge joke.  Calling a special interest spokesman like Jorge Ramos "the Walter Cronkite of the Hispanic community" is an insult to American history and journalism.


Walter would have known both Hispanic journalists hated Trump, he would have been insulted the NYT called one of them "Walter Cronkite" without divulging his daughter worked for the Hillary Clinton campaign, and he would have disapproved a reporter making political statements at a news conference instead of asking questions.


In Hillary's case, she has no business accusing those who value life of being the same as Islamic terrorists, while defending those in women's health care who are under investigation for harvesting human embryos and selling organs from fetuses.  It is wrong, a very sick policy position to advocate when you are running for president, and a very direct contribution to inflaming hatred in the country.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Stock Market - Machines versus Man and Womankind - the People have no chance!

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It sure is great to know that President Obama solved our economic woes and saved the American public from the greed mongers on Wall Street.  He brought solid growth to our economy and stability to our markets.  Drove the unemployment rate down and kept the interest rate low.

Well, at least that is the political spin.


The truth is quite the opposite if truth were exposed to the people but that will never happen with the corporate, political, news media merger of special interests assuring no one is in a position to tell the truth.

Take our financial crisis now underway in which the American stock markets have lost over Four trillion dollars in eight days, most likely the greatest loss of value in history.  Not a single word from our President, Treasury Secretary, nor Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Bank.


The world is in a financial meltdown and NOTHING from our president!  Makes one wonder who he is trying to protect?

High Frequency Trading (HFT) has taken over our stock markets and taken down the world financial system and our leaders have not even blinked.


Do you know what HFT means to us?  It means no more brains, with a heart and soul, can control the market trends.  It means our banks have insulated themselves so well they have no responsibility for what happens to the market.

It means market volatility is imbedded in a market that was supposed to maintain stability.

In short, our government and our banks have sold their souls to the Devil and the Devil is in the shape of an algorithm.


An algorithm (pronounced AL-go-rith-um) is a procedure or formula for solving a problem. The word derives from the name of the mathematician, Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi, who was part of the royal court in Baghdad and who lived from about 780 to 850.


Contribution of Al-Khwarizmi to Mathematics and Geography


Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi is one of the greatest scientific minds of the medieval period and a most important Muslim mathematician who was justly called the 'father of algebra'. Besides his founding the science of jabr, he made major contributions in astronomy and mathematical geography. In this article, focus is laid on his mathematical work in the field of algebra and his contribution in setting the foundation of the Islamic tradition of mathematical geography and cartography.

Introduction

Islam gave birth to a new civilization that spread from China in the east, India in the south east, Russia in the north, and Anatolia in the west of Asia, to East and North Africa up to the Mediterranean regions of Southern Europe. This civilisation was marked by a deep interest in science. In the heart of the Islamic scientific tradition lays the queen of sciences, mathematics, where the scholars of bilad al-Islam (lands of Islam) excelled in all its branches practiced in pre-modern times.

One of the greatest minds of the early mathematical production in Arabic was Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (b. before 800, d. after 847 in Baghdad) who was a mathematician and astronomer as well as a geographer and a historian. It is said that he is the author in Arabic of one of the oldest astronomical tables, of one the oldest works on arithmetic and the oldest work on algebra; some of his scientific contributions were translated into Latin and were used until the 16th century as the principal mathematical textbooks in European universities. Originally he belonged to Khwârazm (modern Khiwa) situated in Turkistan but he carried on his scientific career in Baghdad and all his works are in Arabic.


He was summoned to Baghdad by Abbasid Caliph Al-Ma'mun (213-833), who was a patron of knowledge and learning. Al-Ma'mun established the famous Bayt al-Hikma (House of Wisdom) which worked on the model of a library and a research academy. It had a large and rich library (Khizânat Kutub al-Hikma) and distinguished scholars of various faiths were assembled to produce scientific masterpieces as well as to translate faithfully nearly all the great and important ancient works of Greek, Sanskrit, Pahlavi and of other languages into Arabic. Muhammad al-Khwarizmi, according to Ibn al-Nadîm and Ibn al-Qiftî  (and as it is quoted by the late Aydin Sayili), was attached to (or devoted himself entirely to) Khizânat al-Hikma.

It is also said that he was appointed court astronomer of Caliph Al-Ma'mun who also commissioned him to prepare abstracts from one of the Indian books entitled Surya Siddhanta which was called al-Sindhind in Arabic. Al-Khwarizmi's name is linked to the translation into Arabic of certain Greek works and he also produced his own scholarly works not only on astronomy and mathematics but also in geography and history. It was for Caliph al-Ma'mun that Al-Khwarizmi composed his astronomical treatise and dedicated his book on Algebra.

Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi is one of the greatest scientific minds of the medieval period and the most important Muslim mathematician, justly called the 'father of algebra'. He wrote the Kitâb al-Jem wa'l Tafrîq bi Hisâb al-Hind also called Kitâb Hisâb al-adad al-Hindî on arithmetic in which he used Indian numerals including zero in place of depicting numbers by the letters of the alphabet and the decimal notations or numeration by position for the first time. It deals with the four basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as with both common and sexagesimal fractions and the extraction of the square root. The original Arabic text of the book is lost and only its Latin translation is available.
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Now you know, our financial trading system consists of High Frequency Trading formulas based on the work of a Persian Islamist developed over 1,500 years ago.


These algorithms enable a select number of super computers to buy and sell stock at a speed far beyond the human capacity to direct, let alone manage. On a normal trading day High Frequency Trading is responsible for about 50% of the trades and seven billion shares are about the number traded daily.


Black Monday of this week saw 13.9 billion shares traded, almost double the normal volume, as the market began a wild three-day spiral that ended a week of high tension investing and left traders staggering at what happened.  The vast majority of those trades were by HFTs. 

Most of the increased volume was HFT, which is formula not human driven.  Events took place showing humans have clearly lost control of our markets.  Stocks dropped over 1,000 points in less than an hour, far more than the greatest single day loss in history of 777 points.


In just two days, the S&P 500 lost $900 billion in value, and total losses across the world for just the last week were over FOUR TRILLION DOLLARS.  That is more than the entire United States budget ($3.8 trillion) for 2015.  In the US alone over $2.1 trillion was lost in six days.


Imagine that, the market lost 1,000 points before anyone could react.  All the new gimmicks the Obama administration ordered to protect stock manipulation failed because the algorithms knew exactly when to stop driving the market up or down to avoid detection by the SEC.  On Tuesday the market lost almost 700 points the last 30 minutes.
   

So what about the circuit-breakers that are supposed to suspend trading and calm the market, well on Monday there were 1,200 market stops and they had no control over events that took place.  It was still the largest market loss in history.


Installed after the May 2010 flash crash, the so-called circuit breakers are designed to slow down dramatic selling or buying. They are typically triggered when stocks dive or spike by a certain amount in a matter of minutes. Think of it as a time out. Trading is halted for five minutes, giving investors a chance to calm down and allowing cooler heads to step into the market.


China is blamed for our troubles but in truth, greed is feeding the market and the High Frequency Trading is stealing billions for a very limited number of beneficiaries.  Our loss of control is so severe Congressional and Justice Department investigations should be launched, but are not even being discussed by our elected officials.


Where is the outcry?  Where are the protectors of the people?  Have we finally lost control to the machines?
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