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This may be out there but would no longer forcing human rights and

other American values on other countries leave room for graft? And businesses like Trump's getting all manner of the best deals internationally because they have the money to pay to play? Not fighting graft means that fruit sellers will not be able to make a proper income. Remember the Tunesian fruit seller who set himself on fire he was so frustrated with being shook down and that started the arab spring? And now will those with money be able keep their positions in a hierarchy, including people like Trump, when graft is not fought against? And they then complain about economic refugees.

Why Trump Lies

By Brooke Gladstone at Slate



Consensus is the bedrock of democracy. For differences to get resolved in a properly democratic fashion, there needs to be agreement over the terms of the debate. Interlocutors must be aware of their shared rights and responsibilities, and they need to be capable of proceeding from a common set of facts and premises.

When political actors can’t agree on basic facts and procedures, compromise and rule-bound argumentation are basically impossible; politics reverts back to its natural state as a raw power struggle in which the weak are dominated by the strong.

Even if each of our realities is unique, our common cultures and environments ensure that we share some fundamental principles. That is what enables consensus, and that is what is under attack.

By degrading the very notion of shared reality, Trump has disabled the engine of democracy. As Resnikoff wrote: “When the truth is little more than an arbitrary personal decision, there is no common ground to be reached and no incentive to look for it.”


GOP totally framing Mueller as a Democratic coup against Trump.

Go to the Discussionist now to see it. That is why they won't go on camera criticizing Trump. Then want to pen back in those free ranging Trump voters who rejected establishment republicans and chose populist Trump instead last year. That has been the plan all along. They want no footage of congressional Republicans being against Trump. They desperately want the 36% back into the GOP fold. They are hanging the stock market dump today around Democratic necks too. Maybe that is to attract centrists. We don't seem to have much footage of republicans favoring Trump either. I guess that is for the centrists. I guess they will let these two separate realities play out on separate networks and webpages. No reaction from Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell will be forthcoming on anything. At least McConnell has a shell to retreat into. What is Ryan going to do? Cleave the country like they have, and do not get caught reacting to anything in Washington, and there is your big tent. Two separate narratives. Party first GOP. Party before country it is for you.

Oh dyslexia is just a type of brain. You can be a genius and dyslexic. Of course Einstein

was dyslexic and even his colleagues who admired him were frustrated with his lack of study of details. But it is all relative. If you have a 140 IQ and are dyslexic you work for NASA. Look at it like pattern recognition. They pay attention to form not language. And if you have the 3D type brain it takes lots of brain power. So often you are describing the shape of something in your mind, how it relates to other things, not the details of it. It is called dynamic reasoning. Looking at patterns of the past to come up with patterns in the future. Why dyslexics are good at sciences, business, acting, and politics. And yes public speaking in many cases. (I am not).

That's why the GOP keep nominating dyslexics as their Presidential candidates. The Bushes,

Reagan and Trump all dyslexics. They speak in generalities and from the heart...making them seemingly presidential to those who read too much into those generalities. They are good at the big picture and bad at details. Good at sussing out the concrete and great at tearing down the fictions of others as they are good at the concrete not social constructs. Perfect political puppets.When Democrats elect dyslexics they are not puppets but the smartest: Kennedy and Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt was dyslexic too and played a major part in FDR's administration as his eyes and ears. Churchill was dyslexic too.

I alerted on a few Russians at the Discussionist. Does that count?

I think I even resang that 1970s hockey era chant: "Da Da Canada, Nyet Nyet Soviet!!!" But that was to Russians on the DU I think.

Well they want the ceos to have all your creativity and that is helped

by anxiety. If you smoke pot you are less anxious about everything including work. I mean the ceos want even your dreams to be focused on them and making them more money. People who are high focus either on their hands or the universe. CEOS can't monetize either.

I'm dyslexic like Trump and I sometimes say something I shouldn't

because I talk by seeing pictures and then describing them. I can't judge what I or someone else is saying at the time. But I know it so try hard not to get baited into situations where I say something before I think about it. Trump needs a plan for intelligence. Like maybe a pat answer of the day on all daily military issues that he practices before he goes out in public.

Total dyslexia move. Dyslexics love raw primary data. Then they

find their own patterns. In fact they can't process other's analysis with any fluency. Why are good at the sciences, politics, business, acting and other fields where finding simplicity in complex raw data is a virtue. But it would take Trump 30 years to have enough of a background in foreign affaires and espionage and war to be doing his own analysis of raw intelligence.

HOT HOT HOT! Did someone turn the heat up in here? Because the

Republicans just introduced the AHCA and it is about to get very hot in places where one finds rural older voters. They lose out. And then gerrymandering is up and coming. It does not bode well for the GOP. I noticed in the Discussionist the right is warning people not to get all pretentious-like and show publicly their interconnectedness to others. You know. Feelings. Because everyone knows feelings only belong in commercials where ceos can make money off them, or in elections where the GOP use feelings to fool people into voting for the them when the GOP's sole real agenda is to make rich people richer.
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