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Why hasn't this explosive charge against Trump reached the MSM?

Why Trump will Choose Gingrich for VP

Sheldon Adelson will bankroll the campaign to the tune of $200 million or more.

Adelson wanted Newt so badly 4 years ago, he paid the whole freight for more than a month.

That will solve more than one of Trump's problems, will create many more.

Trump Anti-Hillary, Star of David Tweet Traced to Original White Supremacist blogger.

The Donald Trump tweet that depicts Hillary Clinton wit the Star of David emblazoned over $100 bills originated from a White Supremacist blogger as reported by NBC News.


Katrina Pierson and Ted Cruz Affair----What Happened?

Back in April, Ted Cruz and Katrina Pierson affair were part of an Enquirer story.

Ted Cruz has since dropped out and fallen off the radar. But Katrina still appears as a mouth piece for Adolf Trump.

What happened? Either it was true or not. Which is it?

Seems to me that this should have some interest and at least a conclusion.

After all, it was all the rage at the time.


Once a Bigot, Always a Bigot, "They don't look like indians to me"...Trump 1993

You've got to see it to believe it.

And from the homeland of my ancestors, a warning about Trump


Italians to Americans: Beware of Trump-like candidates

Eric J. Lyman, Special for USA TODAY 5:03 p.m. EDT July 2, 2016

ROME — Speaking from hard-earned experience, Italians offer a warning to American voters: Think twice before electing Donald Trump.

That advice is based on the fact that Italy chose a Trump-like leader — and many later came to regret it.

Italy's version of Trump is Silvio Berlusconi, 79, the media tycoon who served as Italy’s prime minister four times, dating to 1994. The two men have much in common.

They are both billionaires who got their start in real-estate development and who came into politics as newcomers promising to use their business acumen to revitalize their country’s economy. Both are brash and self-confident with reputations as womanizers. Both blame much of their country’s woes on immigration. Both seem impervious to critiques and gaffes that would sink other political careers. They even share an obvious concern about their hair: Trump’s billowy coif is an integral part of his look, while Berlusconi admits to at least two hair transplants to cover up an expanding bald spot.

“For Italy watching the election in the U.S. gives us a sense of déjà vu,” said Gian Franco Gallo, a political affairs analyst with ABS Securities in Milan. “It’s like you’re rewatching a horror movie, and as the protagonist is about to get ambushed, you throw your hands up and scream at the screen, ‘Don’t go through that door!’ ”

That negative view stems from the fact that during Berlusconi's long tenure, which ended in 2011, Italy suffered prolonged periods of economic weakness, political corruption got worse, and Berlusconi became ensnared in sex scandals and legal troubles that included a wide range of charges, from false accounting and tax evasion to bribery and paying a minor for sex.

Today, Berlusconi, who is recovering from last month's heart surgery, is barred from holding office before 2019 because of his legal problems. Maria Rossi, co-director of Opinioni polls, said her polling finds fewer than one in seven Italians would still back him today.

“Every time I see Donald Trump, I think of Silvio Berlusconi,” said Stefano Matucci, 55, a restaurant manager. “I don’t say not to vote for him. In fact, I supported Berlusconi for a while. But if you do vote for someone like that, understand what you get. Silvio always did what was best for Silvio. I think Trump is probably the same.”

Alan Friedman, a U.S. journalist who wrote a popular biography of Berlusconi and has interviewed Trump, calls Berlusconi "the second-most influential Italian leader of the last hundred years, after (wartime fascist leader Benito) Mussolini.”

“He transformed Italian politics,” Friedman said. “But in the end, he will be remembered much more for his scandals than for his achievements.”

Berlusconi’s high-profile sex antics — he coined the term “bunga bunga” to refer to sex soirees he hosted involving scores of teenage women and powerful, older men — made Italy the butt of jokes around the world.

In April, Il Fatto Quotidiano, an influential newspaper, said in an editorial that, Trump, like Berlusconi, is a threat because he is “a parasite that destroys the political establishment through the use of self-marketing and advertising techniques.”

Gallo, the analyst, agreed: “In a way, Italy has always looked to comparatively orderly elections in the U.S. as something to strive for,” he said. “I think it’s a bit confusing that the Americans are considering the same kind of error Italy already made: voting for a seductive demagogue like Trump.”

Some rank-and-file Italians say they recognize Trump’s charms but are not seduced by them.

"There might have been a time when I would have liked Trump, and it’s true he can be charming,” said Barbara Conti, 78, a retired schoolteacher. “But that doesn’t work on me anymore. I supported Berlusconi and ended up losing part of my pension by being forced to retire early. When you get taken advantage of by one con man, you can see the next one coming 100 steps away.”

Simple Gun Control Law

Register guns like we do cars.

If I want to sell my car to my son for a dollar, I have to register it with the RMV. If he wants to drive it, he needs a license. To get a license, he has to prove he can drive the car safely.

There are no car shows, where people can by unregistered cars. It is naturally not a one to one analogy. In this comparison, an individual could not buy a gun unless licensed to own it. Other than that, it's pretty close.
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