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The only way to end terrorism is to end dependence on fossil fuels asap.

Oh sure big oil will squeal. Expect a war from them. Actually there already is a fossil fuel war going on courtesy of the Republican Party and it's denial of climate change propaganda. Just like the last time the world changed from one sort of energy to another, human to coal, and the power shifted from the Southern plantation owners to fossil fuels. Why would we expect anything different than a war?

Today IlTrump was making fun of Obama because he did not get greeted

by Castro at the airport. I was thinking that that comment was giving the Castro brothers an air of legitimacy Obama didn't feel was necessary. Right back at you Trump.

I've been saying this about the GOP for a while now. They want everyone who they don't deem

productive to die. The old, the sick, the poor, Africans, the mentally ill, etc. all to make room for more rich people at the top who want to live to 120 and hardly paying taxes at all. What they glaringly miss is that the quality of life people live, the meaning each individual finds in their family or elsewhere, that does not correlate to being wealthy or seeming to be a success in the physical world. It is how you connect to the world that is important and how you share that as you age with the younger generations. On that scale the rich in the GOP should be gotten rid of first.

I noticed GOPers freaking out when Hillary started to pipe up about Flint. Then I thought about

Katrina in New Orleans. And how the GOP misread that and Americans reaction to poor people being drowned. Are the GOP just boiling the frog on everything... doing things in increments so that people do not notice the danger. Like they were upset Hillary was taking on a poisoning issue on because they want more, because they want to pay less in taxes too. And if it became an issue then people would wake up, activate and notice it going on across the country regarding regulations. In the same way Katrina was a wake up call that just telling people to leave town before does not excuse Republicans from being the government in charge in a crisis. Maybe boiling the frog is their strategy behind denial of climate change. After all people cannot continue to live to be 85 if the rich are going to live to be 120. Not enough room or resources for everyone to get the extra 30 years. Choices have to be made. And it works for Trump too. At first people laughed at him. Then they got used to him saying stuff and not being accountable for it. Now people are awake and protesting him at every turn. But is not Donald Trump just the end result on boiling the frog with a wink and a nod to racism for the last 40 years. The point I am trying to make is that this boiling the frog stuff seems to be a strategy...to sneak stuff past people and dull their senses while you are doing it with phrases such as I am not a scientist etc. What better way to dull the publics senses than with the GOP noise machine. What they want is a shorter life span for the middle class and poor. And that includes turning health care into state vouchers instead of medicare. And doing stuff in a way that uses the psychological tool of fogging to get past peoples defences and senses and common sense. As if the middle class are the crazy ones.

What do you mean Trump is not responsible for the protests?

He has been baiting Latinos, muslims,women, african americans, those with disabilities, those who are against war crimes for 8 months. Of course people opposed to be ing dehumanized, or seeing the dehumanization of others, are going to start to get together and protest. It is entirely predictable. Trump did it to his own event. He started the fire. He should be a man and take responsibility for his months of baiting and attacks.

He's smart. Einstein was dyslexic too with a very high IQ. He colleagues

used to get frustrated with Einstein because he didn't memorize some of the things a proper physicist should. And he came up with his ideas all visually and then worked out the math. And he was not always right on the math. But he was right on the visual idea he had had. Everything is relative. Dyslexia is just a type of brain whose aspects vary from dyslexic to dyslexic. Gore is very smart. Kennedy was the smartest President there has ever been. Obviously as your IQ rises so is the incidence of dyslexia deficit reduced because you can compensate for the differences in a dyslexic brain. All that visual processing makes for great naural leaders cause they pick up the trends (feelings and ideas) in a crowd. They can't help it.Trump reads the press as he flies home and then comes up with themes and makes up the actual speech as he is standing at the podium. So it is fresh and authentic and feels real to people. Hillary mentioned tonight that she was not a natural politician like her husband or Obama. But most important I say we tear down the fiction that is Donald Trump and demistify his talents. He's the enemy. Gore may have come from a repressed wasp background that didn't allow him to fully enjoy his own talents. He certainly pulled down the right's fictions with an inconvenient truth.

She's referring to all the dyslexics of varying IQ who are

natural politicians like: Woodrow Wilson, 3 Kennedys, Reagan, Bush Sr., Al Gore, George Bush Jr., Paul Wellstone, Palin, Trump, JustinTrudeau and Churchill. All dyslexic all considered 'natural politicians' who could fight and paint a big picture using simple words and ideas and pull down their opponents fictions. Seems the GOP knows this and has been running dyslexics one after the other. Dyslexia is a type of brain not someone's IQ. They read crowds and subtleties. They are charismatic. And they always speak from the heart because they rely more on episodic memory than working memory so they really are putting ideas together every time they give a speech. So they seem more natural in how they connect. They know form and what makes a great idea or a great photo op. They know meaning. But unless they are brilliant like JFK they are really bad at details. They get used by the GOP because they are 'spoonfed' ideas if, . are not schooled enough on their own to know what is what. Certainly the GOP has made a habit of spoon-feeding the Reagan and bushes. Trump seems on the fence about being fed. Who knows which way he will go. Point is they naturally connect. Hillary doesn't have that massive skill-set though she has some parts of it. She has a much more detailed oriented mind. I'd trust Hillary to make up her own mind cause with dyslexics it matters who they surround themselves with. Remember JFK got so burned by the Cia and the Bay of Pigs invasion that he turned to Bobby from there on in. Hillary can do it on her own. Bernie... I don't know if he is a natural leader or a dyslexic. He strikes me as not a politician at all, he is some kind of angel or something.

They were saying on cnn that Hillary pivoted to the general election

a we'd or two ago. I agree that that was very wrong. That she needs to connect on a human emotional level with democrats. I do think she suffers from the disease of being brilliant so that she gets bored repeating things over and over. She would be much more engaged if she was facing random questions about the whole planet, motherhood, the sciences, middle east policy, the history of feminism, etc, that she had to answer in great detail off the top of her head. Trump does well because he goes to his episodic memory and concludes things as he is speaking and is therefore much more authentically engaged when he is answering or giving a speech. He's not going to his working memory so much. So he is excited to be figuring his speech all out as he goes along. Hillary would seem much more engaged if asked harder questions. But politicians have to repeat and repeat the same big picture all the time. It is not a detailed game. Remember how fabulous Hillary was when quizzed for a day on Benghazi about things that had happen over 3 years ago. She was questioned for a whole day. Not one mistake. That is where she belongs in that type of contest. Actually, come to think of it, she could make a commercial out of these examples of her and Trumps brains. I'm certainly glad Hillary is continuously surprised by Bernie and his message. It will make her a better candidate if she wins the nomination.

So do you think the right will learn the lesson that democracy is delicate and people

need hope for the future, belonging to something greater than themselves and that you can't mash those two things together out of wedge issues and replace the role of good government? ................. Naw

Trump connects to his base beyond his policies. Why he has only just released his health care plan

tonight, long after voting has begun. I saw some politico asked why he supports Trump when Trump doesn't have a solid anti-abortion past. The man said he was supporting Trump because of the way Trump connects to his base. Because of the enthusiasm. That he didn't have to agree with Trump on every policy. No wonder the GOP is panicking. The base is disconnected from that right wing policy slate and connecting to a personality and feigned emotions of Trump instead. The Republican Party is filled with grifters and pawns who will both go all in for Trump. That will leave a skeleton crew of the GOP Establishment left over tending to their culture wars and trickle down far right policies that nobody wants to follow.

(Later) CNN just interviewed a Trump supporter who actively advocated for stopping trade deals and immigration to help raise the wages of workers. Seems they are flushing out their policies tonight.
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