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I don't know if this has already been posted, but if it has,it's worth seeing again.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Sep 20, 2017, 03:18 PM (4 replies)

Did Trump breach the U.N. Charter?

President Trump’s threat to destroy North Korea provoked a debate among scholars of international law about whether he had violated a tenet of the United Nations Charter.

Article 2(4) of the Charter says countries should “refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force” against another country, and grants exceptions only for instances sanctioned by the Security Council or acts of self-defense.

In this case, there was no authorization from the Security Council, so the question is: Was Mr. Trump justified on the basis of self-defense?


There are pro and con remarks at the link.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Sep 20, 2017, 09:51 AM (2 replies)

There must be a little confusion here.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Sep 19, 2017, 05:22 PM (2 replies)

Donald Trump Jr. Gives Up Secret Service Protection, Seeking Privacy

Source: The New York Times

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, has elected to forgo protection by the Secret Service, according to a senior administration official.

The agency ceased protecting Mr. Trump, who lives in New York City and is an executive at the Trump Organization, last week. Mr. Trump, an avid camper and hunter, is said to be seeking more privacy than he can expect with a contingent of agents accompanying him everywhere.

It was not immediately clear whether the decision applied to his family; he and his wife, Vanessa, have five children. Mr. Trump could not be reached, and the White House did not return a message seeking comment.

But giving up protection of even the younger Mr. Trump alone will provide relief for the Secret Service, which has had its work force and resources strained by the size and lifestyle of the Trump family.

Read more: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/us/politics/donald-trump-jr-secret-service.html?referer=
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Sep 18, 2017, 10:14 PM (30 replies)

Eisenhower had it right.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Sep 17, 2017, 01:19 PM (1 replies)

No, Hillary Clinton, the First Woman to Win a Major-Party Presidential Nomination, - HRC Group

Does Not Need to Shut Up About It

Hillary Clinton will release her election memoir, What Happened, tomorrow, and as is the case with pretty much everything she’s ever done, some people—including those in her own party—are pissed about it. Democrats are “dreading” Clinton’s book tour, according to Politico, with one Democratic representative saying the attention around What Happened is being met with a “collective groan.”

They’re angry Clinton is assigning blame, including to her former opponent Bernie Sanders, for what she says were his egregiously harsh primary attacks on her. In comparing What Happened and Sanders’s new book, Bernie Sanders’ Guide to Political Revolution, Salon offers a character analysis: Sanders, as ever, is the noble one, with his “forward-thinking guide for the young,” while Clinton is “naming names, bristling at her unfair loss and cashing in.” Which, yes, brings us to another thread of criticism: That in writing this book at all, for which she certainly collected a hefty advance (her last book deal was reported to be in the tens of millions), Clinton has dollar signs in her eyes. And, last but not least, of course, some critics allege Clinton is just playing the ol’ woman card again when she posits that misogyny factored in to her defeat, writing in What Happened that some people are still “much more skeptical and critical of somebody who doesn’t look like and talk like and sound like everybody else who’s been president.”

There’s some truth to at least one facet of this new Clinton backlash: For many people, these are indeed dark times and the Democratic party does need to get its act together and focus on resisting and defeating Trump. But for the most part, the criticism of Clinton’s book is just more sexist drivel from the never-ending well of misogyny and sexism that’s been being hurled in her direction during her long career of public service. Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to go out “gently”—or be otherwise schooled on how she should or should not handle her particular, unprecedented situation. She’s the first woman to win a major party’s presidential nomination in American history; she definitely doesn’t have to shut up about it, not now, not ever.


Great article. What a great loss for America.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Sep 17, 2017, 07:56 AM (3 replies)

Just watched Hillary's interview with Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour.

She didn’t pull punches and just laid it out there. Highly recommend. You'll be able to find it online.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:04 PM (6 replies)

Now here's a thought.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:02 PM (4 replies)

"The Tin Foil Hat" - Todd Rundgren and Donald Fagen.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Sep 14, 2017, 06:02 PM (2 replies)

Something to keep in mind, folks.


Let's not fall into that trap.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Sep 14, 2017, 06:33 AM (61 replies)
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