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On the 12th day of christmas…

With 12 days to go until election day, James Comey has notified congress that the FBI is re-opening the investigation of Hillary Clintons emails.

What great timing!  All the laughing that Clinton has done during this election cycle about the situation, her riding the back of the fact that she basically got away with putting the safety of Americans at risk by ignoring document classifications and in some cases doctoring documents and removing classifications prior to attaching them to emails.  Then willingly and maliciously deleting evidence from her private email server when she got wind of an investigation, smashing laptops and cellphones.  Rather than doing the right thing and making her actions match her words.  She claimed that she didn’t know she was doing wrong, if that was the case it would follow that ALL the emails would be found and delivered to the FBI the first time around.  But no.  The elaborate cover-up that actually happened smacks of guilt.  Comey said in his original conclusions all the things that she should have been arrested for, BUT for some reason there was no way that was going to happen.  This gave Hillary her ability to gloat about the emails rather than take the whole thing seriously.  This new investigation will probably show more of what was going on and likely mean that prosecutions will actually happen soon.  It would not be surprising if she is not the only person to be prosecuted in this shameful fiasco.  At least it will make people question their choice more rigorously.

I am glad that this is being reopened.  Not necessarily because it effects both election candidates in particular ways, but because I was beginning to wonder whether America (and American people) would really put up with this nonsense.  It’s the worlds largest superpower and it has a corrupt presidential candidate running? Really?

Of course the flip side of this is that it makes it easier for the other megalomaniac (Trump) to potentially win.  Well at least he’s anti-war which Clinton most definitely is not.  That’s a large comfort for me.  I don’t fancy World war III thank-you very much!

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God Bless America

It’s thirteen days until the Presidential Election in the United States.  It’s clear to me that Hillary Clinton is going to win.  Trump is showing signs that he has given up and decided to focus on getting the most out of a bad job.  He is focusing on Trump TV and attracting his supporters to subscriptions to his service, rather than getting more people to vote for him and taking more steps to ensure that he wins.  Even a cock-sure megalomaniac like him needs to ensure that he wins in this kind of competition, over confidence would be a weakness.  Otherwise the rigging that is going on and the bought-and-paid-for media will ensure that Clinton wins.  That’s a given and always has been since the primaries.  We’ve seen how Sanders was basically removed from the race, we’re at least aware that Clinton has had dissenters killed.  So now he’s given it a shot and stroked his ego he’s turning the race into a money-maker in true Trump style.  I think it’s a clever move on his part too.  The bit that rubs me the wrong way about it is that from the beginning, this race has been run by Trump on the platform of “the media is corrupt, all you people (the journalists at his events) are corrupt”.  So this message has been drilled into the psyche of the american people.  The cat is out of the bag now.  In reality the bag was already empty, approval of the media is down from 35% in 1993 to 18% in 2014 (Big Think, 10/27/16).  So 82% of Americans do not approve of the media, Sadly 96.7% still have own a TV and cable subscription (New York Times, 10/27/16) which tells you a lot about the apathy towards change to Alternative Media outlets.  It looks like from all the way back in the beginning his plan was to make money from this.  His investment is the money that he has put into running for president.  You might think ‘well, he has probably made a loss there, if he loses’ but think about it this way, if he had accepted donations and then decided to use this opportunity to hoover-up subscriptions while he has all his followers, then the donators would probably have sued him or at least he would probably owe them money?  This way he gets to turn what he has spent so far on at least pretending that he’s running for president into a profit from all the suckers who will buy a subscription from his service.  He’s been putting the media down for months only to join their ranks!  It’s pretty clever really, but pretty despicable all at the same time.  Much like Hillary Clintons antics.  What will Americans do on Voting day?  I am sure that the decision will be made by millions with a very heavy heart.

(Big Think, 10/27/16,  http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/the-american-medias-approval-ratings-hit-a-pathetic-new-low)

(New York Times, 10/27/16, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/business/media/03television.html?_r=0)

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