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Stuart G

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About Me

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

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Nixon and his crowd lied a lot. Trump and his crowd lies a whole lot more.

Nixon's crowd went down. I think the same is happening to Trump's crowd. I recall one obvious trait that Nixon had, and Trump has: Arrogance. Total belief that they could get away with "anything." No major consequences. Nixon's people tried to intervene in Johnson's negotiations with Viet Nam. Trump has indeed intervened with Russia. The future is indeed hard to see. Hopefully, we will all see the end of this...relatively soon.

A security plan that works in a large public school system...(no shootings)

Here is a security system that works in the Chicago Public Schools. .NO SHOOTINGS THERE.. According to CNN there have bee 22 shootings this year in high schools. (none in Chicago Public Schools as of today)

... 10 years ago, , I was invited to judge, as a teacher at a program just like the "science fair" that everyone knows about..But it was a history fair for students who did research on Chicago and neighborhood history. So..I went to the high school for the day. I saw that all students had to enter through one entrance where they went through metal detectors and pat searches if necessary......
...This was a neighborhood school in the Chicago Public Schools.. not really a fancy school system. And I might add, in a good neighborhood, and a high quality school. (ten years ago)

Why?..This security system??...Columbine I suppose..but I am not sure if it was directly after that, or some years after another shooting. But it seems that many school systems instituted security systems to prevent shootings.. and funded it..(no it ain't cheap..not just one police officer..but a whole program of security).And the Chicago Public Schools is where one of those programs were set this up...Did so at great expense, and here is the key to the program...: ALL students must walk through metal detectors at the same entrance to enter the school. (there are many other doors to leave the school, if necessary, in emergency, but all students must enter through the same door.)
....But.in certain places many school boards did not think it was/is necessary to spend that kind of money on that kind of security.. Certain states might think they are "immune to this." Unfortunately, those states are learning the "hard way." Or maybe that kind of security "looks bad." to the community. But we now see that prevention is far more important than.."looks."

An ugly question to consider about very tight security....
....Can you get into Congress without being searched for security?..that is can you get into the office building or where they actually meet to hold votes?...Do you need to be searched to get in?.Do you need to go through a metal detector? I don't know for sure, cause I haven't been there lately...
... Does Congress take care of its own? actually, I think that the answer to the question... is yes. A person needs to got through a metal detector to get into Congress...

Texas Lt. Governor Blames Shooting on "Too Many School Doors" (very stupid statement)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/19/us/texas-school-shooting-exits-trnd/index.html


CNN) — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed Friday's massacre at a high school near Houston in part on "too many entrances and too many exits" on the campus, prompting some to mock his perspective as "door control."

"From what we know, this student walked in ... with a long coat and a shotgun under his coat," said Patrick, a Republican who has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. "It's 90 degrees. Had there been one single entrance possibly for every student, maybe he would have been stopped."

Patrick, who has previously pushed for open carry and concealed carry laws in Texas, made the comments during a news conference on the same day a 17-year-old student allegedly opened fire with a shotgun and a revolver at Santa Fe High School, killing 10 people and injuring at least 10 others. The firearms were owned by the suspect's father, Texas' governor has said

While Patrick also implored parents who own guns to lock them safely away, he focused his remarks not on weapons but on redesigning school entryways. In placing a focus on doors, Patrick seemingly fell in line with the powerful gun-lobbying group's strategy following school-shooting incidents of identifying possible ways -- apart from restricting firearms -- to make campuses safer.


Stupid is, what stupid is....read these stupid words..
"It's 90 degrees. Had there been one single entrance possibly for every student, maybe he would have been stopped.
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So let me explain why there are so many entrances and exists in a school......(in one sentence)....In case of fire, everyone can escape safely...
...one more for extreme clarity........ "If one or more is blocked by fire, then others would be available for escape.."
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This asshole is too stupid to understand this one idea. Fires have been far more likely than shooters. That is why there are so many exists. I was once in a school fire as a teacher...Yes, everyone escaped safely, the place had so many exists, and entrances..(on purpose) that when told to leave, a few wanted to stay and safely watch them put out the fire. ( it was in one classroom. the smoke was really bad, but that is all. Fire Department put it out quickly and safely..)

They were speaking Spanish in the restaurant, and some guy overheard them...

So..in order to get a smile, this guy tried to speak Spanish too. He said something like ...I heard you say..
por favor, (which means "please" to the chef) and I...... pienso que esto fue "muy bueno"...(which means...I thought that was very good to say.."please" "esta moy importante" (is very important) ... (in Spanish)..The waitress, smiled..at the Spanish..& then the fellow said, "I took Spanish 45 years ago, and still remembered some"..... The fellow was applauding her saying..."please"..
...She smiled again, and the fellow gave her a very large tip...The fellow got up to leave and thanked the manager for the fine service...and he said please come again.....Seems everyone was happy....How do I know about all this?....It was me, who tried to speak Spanish yesterday...not so good, but she said, "you are doing fine."...in English...
...You know...when I think about this, I smile..Never been in that restaurant. Maybe try it again sometime...
Yes, this really happened....I think this was a positive story about someone trying to speak Spanish.

Republicans don't give a s**t about school security..

If they did, they would fund extra federal money to prevent such shootings.. In a Republican state, then the state legislature has to commit funds. If the state legislature doesn't do it, then the local school district has to fess up extra money for security. Not one security guard. No enough security to check every student entering the school. All students through metal detectors or body searched....

Oh...you don't like it?...Well 10 years ago,..yes...that is not yesterday, I was invited to judge, as a teacher a program just like the "science fair" that everyone knows about..But it was a history fair for students who did research on Chicago and neighborhood history. So..I went to the high school for the day. I saw that all students had to enter through one entrance where they went through metal detectors and pat searches if necessary......
This was a neighborhood school in the Chicago Public Schools.. not really a fancy school system. And I might add, in a very good neighborhood, and a very high quality school. (ten years ago)

Why?........Columbine I suppose..but I am not sure if it was directly after that, or some years after another shooting. But it seems that many school systems instituted security systems to prevent this, and funded it..(no it ain't cheap..not just one police officer..but a whole program of security).And the Chicago Public Schools where one of those programs were set this up.....Did so at great expense.....
....But.in certain places many school boards did not think it was/is necessary to spend that kind of money on security..Perhaps that thinking will change. Maybe certain states will think they are "immune to this." Unfortunately, those states will learn the "hard way".........Oh by the way.......question for the crowd...

Can you get into Congress without being searched for security?..that is can you get into the office building or where they actually meet to hold votes?...Do you need to be searched to get in?...I don't know, cause I haven't been there lately... Do you know?...Does Congress take care of its own?

I got the same call that I got 30 or 40 times..

Some special deal on "electricity." If I switch to this other company, I will save 25 percent.. I pick up the phone and listened. I know the exact language, and after 4 or 5 words, and l heard the same voice, I hung up. Why? call me 4o times. I have asked them to take my number off the list,,and they said they would, but they didn't....So what is the deal?

...It is simple, that company doesn't give a crap about taking people off the list. They know a certain number of calls, will result in a sale, and certain number of repeat calls will also result in a sale. It may be a very small number,..but the owner of the company knows there will be a sale at some point. If not from me, from someone else..looking for a "special deal on "electricity"...

How do I know?...simple, ......If this scam didn't work, that company would be ....OUT OF BUSINESS ...that is no more calls. ...................but....................................I keep getting these calls.........Why?..................

The company is making money this way......, that is why.........If this wasn't working, they would be out of business...oh....so you don't thin that is it????

What about "Toys are Us"?....out of business.. why? not making money...why? cheaper toys elsewhere..
What about certain "department stores"?...........out of business..not making money...Why?..cheaper stuff elsewhere...........Nash- Rambler..made cars.. those did not sell..no more..

If this scam did not work, and the company did not con people...that company would be out of business..But they are still in business, making those robo calls..For several years....same call...special deal on electric service....You may not fall for it, but some people do.....if they didn't, this company would be out of business.

But.......It is still in business.....

"Trump's Lies and Your Brain"... Politico Magazine, Maria Konnicova:

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/01/donald-trump-lies-liar-effect-brain-214658

Politico Magazine,
By MARIA KONNIKOVA
| January/February 2017

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All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said he was not a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of the Iran-Contra deal; there’s evidence he was. Bill Clinton said he did not have sex with that woman; he did, or close enough. Lying in politics transcends political party and era. It is, in some ways, an inherent part of the profession of politicking.

But Donald Trump is in a different category. The sheer frequency, spontaneity and seeming irrelevance of his lies have no precedent. Nixon, Reagan and Clinton were protecting their reputations; Trump seems to lie for the pure joy of it. A whopping 70 percent of Trump’s statements that PolitiFact checked during the campaign were false, while only 4 percent were completely true, and 11 percent mostly true. (Compare that to the politician Trump dubbed “crooked,” Hillary Clinton: Just 26 percent of her statements were deemed false.)

Those who have followed Trump’s career say his lying isn’t just a tactic, but an ingrained habit. New York tabloid writers who covered Trump as a mogul on the rise in the 1980s and ’90s found him categorically different from the other self-promoting celebrities in just how often, and pointlessly, he would lie to them. In his own autobiography, Trump used the phrase “truthful hyperbole,” a term coined by his ghostwriter referring to the flagrant truth-stretching that Trump employed, over and over to help close sales. Trump apparently loved the wording, and went on to adopt it as his own.


rest of article at link..............

comment by Stuart G:......I guess this is not a new subject. Looks like it has been researched before. (date of this article is early 2017) And it will be researched again. I wonder if someone has done research on Giuliani's lies?... I suspect that has been also done.

Giuliani: "The president will not lie." CNN, Chris Cuomo:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/05/18/rudy-giuliani-intv-president-not-lie-perjury-trap-russia-investigation-newday.cnn

In an interview with Chris Cuomo today, Giuliani says that if he is interviewed by Mueller, that the President will not lie to Mueller. That is what Giuliani said this morning. This statement is getting reported all over the world.. Why do you suppose that might be true?...You mean that Giuliani is guaranteeing us that in a future discussion with Mueller, that Trump will not do the one thing that Trump always does. ??

No, I did not make this up. It is indeed at the link, and many other links if you google the subject..

I guess Giuliani is an "expert" on this subject..

Mueller will get Trump. Only question is .."when"..not "if"

..I got to thinking about a doctor who is being charged with crimes of taking advantage of patience and the insurance companies to the tune of millions. The "feds" got him. You can see the story in Latest News Forum. The doctor who treated arthritis thought he could "get away with it" Bought a plane and drove a Rolls Royce. But the "feds".." got him. "
Mueller and his team are among the best investigators in the entire country. The team has specialties in all areas of this investigation. That team, like the team on the doctor, will get "them"...It isn't him, it is "them" Muller is not new. He and the people he consults and works with have been doing this for many years.

We are all impatient. That is how we are. This Trump is an awful crook. But Mueller and his team will get him. Why so sure? Trump doesn't seem to care about "the law." It appears that many in Trumps gang have "broken the law"...
..."Mueller and his team are experts at catching people like Trump. In all areas that Trump and his gang may have "broken the law." It will take time. One person agreeing to cooperate with Mueller accusing another for a shorter sentence. It will go up the line. It will take some time. Mueller and his team want to get the crooks. Mueller's team will get them. All of them..

Doctor accused of fraud and misdiagnosing patients to fund 'opulent lifestyle'

Source: CNN

Zapata went to see Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada a little more than five years ago because one of her knees was bothering her. The rheumatologist told her that she had arthritis and that he'd give her injections "to strengthen the cartilage" in her knee, she said.

Her husband asked, "Why are you giving her so many injections?" The doctor reassured them that the treatment would help

But Zapata, 70, of McAllen, Texas, said the medication didn't help and might have been making things worse: There was discoloration on her legs. Other doctors raised concern about the treatments, and her family doctor even told her she didn't have arthritis.

Zapata was not the only patient given treatment she might not have needed, according to a joint federal and local investigation.

A task force investigating Zamora-Quezada announced Monday that he was being indicted in a fraud case involving $240 million in claims that were in part based on "fraudulent statements" to be submitted to health care benefit programs, resulting in $50 million paid to the doctor.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/15/health/texas-doctor-medical-fraud-bn/index.html



I have seen stories like this before, and two ideas stand out. The greed of these doctors is incredible. It has no end..All they want is "more
...Second, doctors who take the government's money in this way, or steal from the patients they treat, are sure that they will never get caught. The arrogance is beyond anything imaginable. If someone robs a bank, they have a feeling that they will likely get caught.
...These doctors and this one in particular, are sure no one will ever question what they do. They think the government is "too stupid" or "too busy" to even look at this. He is a doctor, why would he "lie" about treatment. No one will look into it this doctor thinks.
...I guess he is wrong on many counts.
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