Multitudes desperately needing to remember those multiple choice tests we took in school where sometimes the answer was all of the above; similarly here the answer to Hillary Clinton’s loss isn’t one thing, big or small, there is no glaring, smoking gun telling us why she won’t be our first madam president, won’t be sworn in on January 20th, it’s everything with a side of issues almost no one is talking about including supposedly independent media. Problem, her failed campaign is 10% Hillary’s personal, political, public speaking shortfalls and 90% the other things listed in different proportions, but she gets 1,000% of the blame alone, any other explanations are categorized as not serious, utter non-sense, deflection— are we tired of, done with being wrong yet?…Conveniently brushed aside, ignored structural problems in our democracy that fueled Donald Trump’s win and sabotaged all democrat, third party chances early on, surpassing the primary debacles in states with closed versions forcing voters to vote under the party they are registered to, on record affiliated with, meaning independents in select areas couldn’t vote Bernie Sanders, vote count devastation wrought by caucus systems seen to drive down voter turnout on top of the closed primary problem were cities, counties, states, not the least bit surprising in electorally important swaths of the country, where people found themselves wrongly deleted from voting rolls for not having voted in a long time. Instead of having voting eligible citizens show up on primary day, vote in each desired category president/vice president, governor, senate/house seats up that year, any local ballot issues present; caveat, you can only vote for one person in each section, only removing documented moved or deceased persons from voter rolls. Gerrymandering instrumental in why democrats couldn’t win back the house in 2016, racial gerrymandering across North Carolina leading to court mandated 2017 local special elections after said gerrymandering was officially deemed unconstitutional; district judges, a little over 2 weeks post the election, ruling gerrymandering not geography is behind republicans’ iron grip on Wisconsin, who hadn’t gone republican in a presidential race since the ‘80’s. Florida, Virginia and North Carolina are in the crosshairs of their courts for adjacent reasons; Michigan a twin case to Wisconsin. Ohio left voters with no real choices; republicans running the table in a staggering number of uncontested races, races won by ridiculous double digit margins. Voter I.D. laws argued in various courts almost up to election day itself leaving the public in limbo ‘knowing’ they wouldn’t be able to vote, so didn’t bother registering; people who earnestly tried to vote but were shockingly unsuccessful in a nation known as the heart of democracy… But what won and lost this election was how Hillary Clinton foolishly chose to design her campaign not voter suppression, gerrymandering, voter abstinence, voting irregularities, voting machine issues. Downplayed in one way and exalted in the run up to Electoral College voting were frequencies with which the same states keep popping up when examining voter suppression, long lines, excessive paperwork, voter roll discrepancies, voting machine malfunctions. Southern states known for race issues, swing states, battle ground states, must win states if you want to achieve the office of president, and this is the ‘independent media’, supposedly unable to be bought, utterly unbiased, actually doing investigative reporting, calling out their other hated favorite word establishment status quo problems, hypocrisies progressives, liberals, democrats, non-conservatives, non-right wingers worship that the feet of… Nipping at the heels of long standing structural problems unaddressed is the idea democrats would have done better running any other candidate but Hillary Clinton, seen as cold aloof, not genuine or warm, when not hit with outright claims of untrustworthiness, liar, in bed with special interests, what have you, Bill Maher’s on the surface good, sound advice not to run someone who can’t do a rally; obvious go to choice then, Bernie Sanders. However excluding Bernie momentarily, who my work alone covered extensively to report it seems as if he woke up roughly a week before primary application paperwork was due and decided he wanted to run for president, whose stated goals would do more for the country at the grassroots, lower government level, continuing as senator… What better candidate was sincerely available, bumbling answers Lincoln Chafee who couldn’t explain his Glass Stiegel vote, let’s not mince words wacko kook Jim Web who when asked about political enemies recited a creepy story about killing a person in Vietnam? How about democratic low energy counterpart to Jeb Bush Martin O’Malley touting his gubernatorial stewardship of Maryland encompassing troubled Baltimore when it was A-in flames due to unrest over the senseless arrest and resulting death of African American, innocent man, minding his own business, Freddie Gray; B analysis tracing many of the systemic, institutional problems leading to that unrest to policies enacted by O’Malley or policies directly mirroring New York’s stop and frisk he failed to disband?… What on earth makes Clinton critics think they would have listened to a different strategy, anything but exactly what they wanted to hear is another great mystery joining a growing pile; when they needed to be told the hard truth that though their wages have stagnated they still have jobs, if they can’t handle the cyclical nature of that industry consider job retaining. Similar truths applicable to coal, manufacturing, people who need to be told the reason you’re struggling to achieve the American dream is you are in a dead industry; when only after Trump was elected and continued to talk about abolishing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) did individuals in say, Kentucky get scared he might actually do it. A man in coal country who voted for Trump on his promise to bring jobs telling a CNN reporter black lung benefits may be going bye, bye, with the dissolving of demonized Obamacare; contrasting starkly Hillary Clinton who went to coal, manufacturing country and said yes we will gradually put coal out of business to offer you retraining in more sustainable, stable industries, versus Trump who vowed to bring back jobs being swallowed by automation in the 1960’s… Yet Hillary Clinton lost the election because she was too arrogant, elitist and hero WikiLeaks exposed her colluded corruption. Racism, sexism xenophobia, homophobia had nothing to do with her loss despite characterization of her presidency as a third term for Obama, the controversial black, ‘Muslim,’ ‘Manchurian candidate’ president ‘who tricked the system to get in the Whitehouse;’ who wants to give more rights, citizenship opportunities to whom, blacks, Muslims, Mexicans, ‘shiksa feminista’ women. Racism was at best a secondary factor when even now we have citizens in this country comparing first Lady Michele Obama, who is the epitome of stylish, poised and put together, challenging the class and dignity of Jackie O and Nancy Reagan, not that they’ll ever admit it, to an ape in heels, a Trump backer posting on social media she should go live in Africa with apes. Racism, sexism, hate, applied to current election opinions, numbers and Hillary Clinton were outdone by economic issues, people with no jobs, people seeing their jobs to go Mexico, China hearing her ringing endorsement for TPP, independent there are metrics to back up the former over the latter. Donald Trump himself saying she didn’t look presidential; code for she’s a woman and doesn’t look particularly good as one, reshaping his previous comments on Carly Fiorina’s face to fit candidate Clinton. Purported economic issues allegedly outpacing one Trump supporter who touted biblical mandates women not have authority over men as the reason Hillary Clinton can’t be president, a Trump voter who said homosexuals should hang, Trump’s campaign chair heard/seen on camera claiming racism didn’t exist before Obama’s presidency prompting her resignation, Trump supporters upset Clinton aide Huma Abedin has a Muslim sounding name, channeling Michelle Bachmann saying blacks were better off during slavery. Unabashed truth, Hillary Clinton lost because people were so willing to believe every nasty thing ever said about her for 25 odd years in an era where facts no longer matter, Hillary Clinton lost because people wanted nostalgic fairytales of yesteryear instead of dealing with reality, Hillary Clinton lost because of systematic system flaws; people weeping on election night, protesting by the thousands in every city nationwide several nights after tells us who a majority truly supported, warts and all, what the people truthfully wanted and didn’t get….Getting down to the more thoroughly discussed, but not fully understood topics attempting to answer Hillary Clinton’s loss or more abjectly Donald Trump’s win, corruption played an overwhelming roll in who won this election and is a driving force behind who didn’t…There is credible evidence the Kremlin wanted Trump to win, having nothing to do with him per say, rather out of abundant hatred for Hillary Clinton, fear of greater sanctions that they then sat about using social media and other means to make that happen, culminating in Vladimir Putin’s already mentioned hands on involvement to the point of personally deciding what to do with hacked information collected. Lock step with Russian plans to nationalize the internet essentially banning Microsoft’s globally used products to be replaced with good old Russian ones, amounting to more than an act of nationalism but because he thinks Microsoft collaborates with US intelligence; paranoid, listening to Edward Snowden too much? It’s Donald Trump’s continued denouncing of intelligence agency findings implicating the former Soviet Union country not China, not some 400 pound person on their bed someplace, a repeated line given when confronted about the situation; when you have a top Russian general ‘who has Putin’s ear’ saying he gave him the strategy 3 years ago designed to cause “a perfectly thriving state to sink into a web of chaos,” but oh no there’s no Russian ties to the hacking going on…. Megyn Kelly’s bombshell book revelations Trump tried to pressure her to go easy on him, threatened her, made her fear for her safety, amplified by both staff and followers, plausible claims he offered gifts to her and her network (Fox News) in exchange for positive, more flattering coverage divulging some took the bait. Startling implications by themselves preceding what Ivanka Trump’s husband Jared Kushner let slip in an interview about buying one sided, no commentary, no challenge coverage from a major media outlet holding ownership, dictating major coverage over multitudes of small stations in key swing states i.e. Ohio; reach so expansive they get more viewership than say cable’s CNN. Mindboggling on 3 vantage points A- Trump did this simultaneously shouting crooked Hillary when she merely attempted to win fair and square with standard political ad buy, B- that a giant TV consortium agreed to do what he wanted, no thought to what he was flooding small, local areas with or ethics in journalism, news coverage, finally C- that we wouldn’t know about it if Mr. Kushner hadn’t been foolish enough to open his big mouth…. Neither is James Comey a handy scapegoat excuse democrats default to, to explain how they lost an election so bad, rather a media one liner short hand pertaining to the cataloged series of irregularities he engaged in from the beginning. Announcing his findings in a press conference where he subsequently scolded Clinton like an errant child, his promise to keep congress informed should there be any new developments, not what the FBI should be doing; catering to what congress believes should and shouldn’t be investigated often leading down ribbit holes culminating in his ‘reopening’ of the Clinton e-mail investigation to 3 days prior to voters hitting the poles then say, oh nothing here. Warrant for those e-mails, to look at the Abedin/Weiner computer for such material incredibly flimsy containing little evidence, indications the FBI already knew most of what was there, related to Clinton were duplicates of things previously examined; further he defied his boss in going ahead with the announcement to reopen and very succinctly violated the Hatch act in the process. The Hatch Act explicitly stating the FBI, being government personnel, government personnel of the executive branch may not engage in actions to disparage or support entities along partisan lines; going hand in hand with justice department protocols only disclosing information pertinent to investigations, never derogatory personal, professional details uncovered linked to person X, in reverence to the access they are allowed into people’s lives, and not doing so at minimum 60 days out from an election to avoid undue influence…. It’s the hypocrisy of Trump’s cabinet and advisor choices held up against repeated campaign slogans; leaving off his calling Hillary Clinton the swamp, bought and paid for by lobbyists, special interests, Wall Street—based on speeches she did to earn a living, be productive in a political off season—the reaming he gave Hillary Clinton calling her cooked, corrupt, vowing to locker her up. Immediately reneging on promises to drain said swamp and hiring what number are we up to now of Goldman Sacks high rollers, Wall Street, big money, huge corporation executives and operatives. It’s vice president Mike Pence who wants to keep his congressional correspondence as a lack luster senator in Indiana’s legislator sealed, such a seal, if implemented lasting until his death; why is this not front page, breaking news on Fox, a large than life headline on Breitbart, why is no one asking him what he’s hiding, asking for an investigation, calling for him to step down especially looking at the new one Hillary Clinton was ripped over the DNC, campaign chairman, WikiLeaks e-mails alone? Electronic transmissions allegedly missing from the freedom of information request submitted in Pence’s case, so called white papers outlining plans to combat the ACA, president Obama’s executive action on immigration, even LGBTQ rights raising familiar questions about transparency and who decides what indeed is public record; déjà vu anyone considering you were ecstatic, right along with your running mate, the FBI announced its reopening of the Clinton investigation. To say nothing of you are against people getting healthcare, young immigrants who were brought here as children given the right to work, gain education or engage in military service, against LGBT rights that stem violence and hate crimes; obvious next question, why?… Michael Flynn Trump national security advisor choice, an appointment not subjected to senate confirmation, who famously said at his RNC convention appearance if he’d done a 10th of what she had he would be in jail. Calling for her to drop out of the race due to seriously endangering our national security with her private server; only to find out he ‘unknowingly’ shared classified information with a foreign government (Afghanistan) receiving no discipline because he was unaware and did no damage to national security. Ironically paralleling FBI final determinations on Hillary Clinton, Flynn who also has a history of recurring such behavior turning around to do the same thing with Pakistan; paralleling Hillary Clinton almost exactly having had a private internet connection installed in his pentagon office, though that was expressly forbidden, where Clinton’s ‘home brew’ server was uncharted territory. Continuing we have no idea what the purpose was for that internet connection, what he could be hiding besides the damming evidence already given; where we were given an explanation for Clinton’s server and, delved into facts allowed us to make inferences pointing to her protecting classified documents more than the state department could, creating her own 21st century work environment when one wasn’t provided for her. Apparently it’s only criminal when you, my political opponent, do it; because, David Petraeus guilty of equal mishandling of classified intel, feeding it to a mistress was on a legitimate short list for secretary of state. Flynn who was additionally caught on Breitbart circa August 2016 talking about boarder signs in Texas directing ISIS fighters how to illegally get into the country he had personally seen photos of; relevance, scary as it is, this is who’s in charge of Donald Trump’s national security team, is substituting, heading up his daily intelligence briefings. Happening in tandem with his questioning, downplaying Russian hacking only to nominate Rex Tillerson, not the least bit shy about his glowing friendship with Vladimir Putin; however, Americans are to behave gullibly enough to believe there is no collusion between Russia and Trump, they had nothing to do with his win, whether he knows it or not, Russia likewise missing from foreign intelligent, national intelligence briefings and goals is mere coincidence…. Finally rounding out this section it’s the basic expectation, function of the media up against the sheer number of times he, candidate, republican nominee, currently president elect Trump threw out media outlets from press conferences, rallies and events, how people holding adequate, proper credentials, asking reasonable, public would want to know questions, were ever supposed to do their jobs in that environment…. Having secured the presidency still his antagonizing the media continues booting the reporter who investigated the Carrier deal he so proudly proclaims from a Trump jobs event while all indications point to Trump’s newest media ventures his 24 hour network getting Whitehouse press credentials. It’s the reshaping he now wants to do of the press, press’ relationship with government, curtailing free speech, curtailing journalistic freedom, hinting at less access, less information flow, less briefings, anyone who covers him in a way he doesn’t like won’t get the chance to again, if you want to cover him you must engage in propaganda style writing, threats to open up liable laws to sue press entities, individual journalists for basic investigative reporting, giving of facts if they are critical of Trump; liable, defamation and slander not things we could get the media on in the days of bizarre stories about Michael Jackson proven wholly untrue and career defeating but possible under president Trump, reason to do anything except celebrate… . Fake news until very recently seen as comparatively harmless limited to supermarket tabloids, accompanying websites good for a needed laugh, largely impacting celebrities and who they were seen in Hollywood hot spots with, bad, drunken, drugged out behavior exposed, rants, bar fights, whose having whose baby regularly disproved via DNA testing, housing Nostradamus predictions that never came true, debunked theories on UFO’s, aliens, rare diseases that might be real but the finer details wrong. Yet fake news of the 21st century isn’t just taking on a new, polished format drawing people to it, using new venues to captivate people, social media: twitter, Facebook, Reddit; people unaware, until right now the ‘news’ in their Facebook, twitter, Instagram, Snapchat feed needed to be vetted, needed to be checked for accuracy let alone authenticity versus something someone fabricated out of their head. So when Catholics, religious persons inclined to listen, however marginally, to the pope saw a ‘news story’ claiming Donald Trump was endorsed by pope Francis it got their attention combined with his make America great again slogan, touted business acumen. Remember that’s how they ‘caught’ a Clinton aide and the Beachbit he used to wipe her sever, forget that conversation thread was about permanently changing an e-mail address it was still heralded as a smoking gun to data cleaned servers (???), which of course had some nefarious purpose aside from privacy of personal or business information had it been anyone but a Clinton, Bleachbit’s open source status utterly ignored. When national government officials have to be scolded not to tweet ‘news’ articles on serious issues (climate change) from known dubious sources, cough Breitbart, when state officials shout they aren’t a news source then insist on adding their voice to the collective noise sans taking or exercising any responsibility for their posts deemed news by design or whose prominent name is on it, adopting an attitude best summed up “I report, you decide if it’s true or not,” how is anyone else supposed to know?….Thus Hillary Clinton lost and America’s future becomes anybody’s guess, when it was supposed to go the other way not because Clinton was perfect, ran a perfect campaign, but because Trump represented a different kind of national emergency, a democratic emergency and we collectively responded the opposite of what we should have in our own interests… Concluding, worth clarifying once and for all, it is not the corporate media, big conglomerates though they look like corporations all the same, make money like any other large business, business category in this country, if you are talking about ABC, NBC, CBS stations carrying a half hour national news per day, breaking news, special reports on major national, world events, deaths of influential figures then it is just the media…
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Hillary Clinton: The Gaffes That Weren’t There—Her Basket Of Deplorables Remark Defined The Line Not Crossed It And Her Temporary Health Is None Of Our Business
People where so busy focusing on the purported ‘millions’ she called deplorable they forgot to check statistical math proving her 100% truthful; and, since when does being a public figure, running for office, even the highest office, mean candidates have to report to the world every time they get a cold, the flu or, gasp, pun intended, pneumonia?… Elaborating there is this basket of depolrables and to her point, Trump has lifted them up, given them a voice, placed them in the mainstream and made their views acceptable to the determent of America and the values it was founded on, values fought for through the generations. Also, coming on the heels of a bad week, including continued conversations about her e-mail and growing scrutiny around the Clinton Foundation, allegations of pay for play access; it’s seen as the last thing she needed. Her ultimately walking back the number quantifier, not its sentiment, saying she was grossly generalistic and that’s never a good thing, continuing; it was a mistake to put such a large number to it. Same could be said for her initial not feeling well at New York 9-11 memorial remembrance events and subsequent fainting spell, a horrible capstone to a bad week politically, not only that it served to confirm every right wing conspiracy theory about her failing health, age-ed condition making her unfit to hold our highest office as president. From Karl Rove’s brain damage speculation, rumors she suffers chronic diseases, MS to Parkinson’s, hither to unfounded by more than a persistent cough she attributed to seasonal allergies. A ‘doctor’ who believes she’s being systematically poisoned, doubtlessly by the Russians who share documented culpability in hacking networks such as the DNC database pointing to election interference, attempts to influence our outcomes. To clusters of YouTube videos saying at least one major network announced her death post collapse, calling her reappearance from her daughter’s apartment 90 minutes later after rehydrating and being seen by her doctor fake, along with appearances 1-2 days before. But setting off a torrent of questions about what little we actually know about our top candidates’ health, 2 of the oldest runners for president and what the American people should know, be allowed to know, expect to know before reporting to their voting booth in November…However, do we really need to know about running mate Tim Kane’s broken clavicle (collar bone), dislocated shoulder, removed wisdom teeth, plantar fasciitis (An inflammation of a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes)? Do we really need arm chair medicine on top of arm chair psychology from entities like Dr. Drew blasting the kind of care she was getting because she was on Coumadin (blood thinner) after a blood clot not newer Xarelto, Eliquis, even though he has never examined or treated her, does not know her medical history in full? And, advertisements for the latter drugs themselves say in their own commercials there is no comparative data between patients on Coumadin and better outcomes if they switch to Xarelto, Eliquis. Do we really need to know more than we already do about her leg blood clot, her 2012 concussion, about her hypothyroidism, sinusitis? Yet she somehow committed an egregious political, public relations faux pa by being diagnosed on a Friday with a mild walking pneumonia, and didn’t immediately dial up news outlets; dido when she fainted, not collapsed, not was on death’s door, let’s cut the hyperbolic adjectives. Upon fainting, instead of seeing to Mrs. Clinton, aides were supposed to be contacting ABC, NBC CBS, MSNBC, HLN, CNN, Fox News, the Washington Post and New York Times, not a um, let me think, doctor; do readers, never mind perpetuators of this need to know everything, including every time public figure X goes to the bathroom, gets a hangnail, stubs their toe, understand how ridiculous that sounds?… Still Hillary Clinton has ratchetted up her untrustworthiness by incalculable exponents because she got pneumonia and didn’t rush to tell voters, the media, hold a national press conference… Question, who doesn’t think the things Secretary Clinton, candidate Clinton listed are deplorable; sexism, particularly considering concepts floated around like rape culture, high school and college campuses riddled with sexual assault, opposing republican politicians who don’t support equal pay for equal work, who however subliminally, want to punish women for having kids, taking time off to raise those children in critical years then complain when parents don’t take that time and the kid turns out a criminal, ordinary citizens who endorse both views, think women should just work harder, college kids should stop drinking and high school girls shouldn’t wear ‘booty shots’ if they don’t want to be called a slut and worse. But Hillary Clinton, by running for office, has lost her rights to free speech, to call those ideas, and them deplorable…Returning to violence, rhetoric consisting of if only they hadn’t been armed, had complied with officers, if only they weren’t rioting, looting and acting like animals held up beside a jail who put a mentally ill, developmentally delayed man in general population then shut his water off after he ‘tried to flood the cell,’ next giving him no drinking water for 6 days until he eventually died of thirst. Another man beaten savagely when he didn’t want to be put in the mental ward of a jail, fearing being viewed a monster, fracturing his face, breaking ribs, puncturing his lung, one officer taking his ripped out dreadlocks, wanting them as a trophy for his motor cycle, finally fabricating injuries to justify their beating…Homophobia, and let’s be clear the level of homophobia we’re talking about, reaching far past individuals who say homosexuality isn’t for me, people who find it unnatural and strange, people who want it kept away from them; still as long as you don’t try to foist your lifestyle on them, try to come on to them, they don’t care, pretty much subscribe to live and let live, they don’t really understand transgender, what it feels like to feel you were born in the wrong body, but to each his own. She was talking, at a LGBT gala mind you, about disingenuous authors of bathroom bills mandating transgender persons use the bathroom corresponding with the gender on their birth certificate, in response to select municipalities in North Carolina adding sexual orientation and gender identity to their discrimination statutes…Described down home American citizens who did things like what was done to Mathew Sheppard tied to a fence and beaten solely due to being gay; Bandon Teena born female, living as a male in a time when transgender wasn’t a word, surgery and mental health help lightyears from readily available, forget expensive, discovered by friends of friends, forced to strip down revealing his biological sex, forced into a car, taken to a remote area, repeatedly sexually assaulted and later murdered for filing a police report on his assailants. For people believing that was another time, we’ve expanded our tolerance since then, agreements to disagree, if the bathroom bill eruption didn’t convince you of the contrary, there are people like the Georgia man sentenced to 40 years in jail for pouring boiling water on his girlfriend’s gay son and his boyfriend merely sleeping in bed together while saying “get out of my house with that gay shit” (it wasn’t his house it was hers); afterwards telling authorities, “They were stuck together like two hot dogs … so I poured a little hot water on them and helped them out, they’ll be alright. It was just a little hot water, they’ll be alright,” oblivious to horrific injuries he inflicted. A man in Australia who replaced containers of personal lubricant with acid; thankfully they had been tampered with before so alarms had been place on containers so no one was injured… Islamophobia, again being clear regarding extent expressed by Clinton in her comments, understanding of people’s heightened fear of terrorism, ISIS, legitimately concerned about sleeper cell possibilities in their neighborhood due to seeing so many on the news, a little or a lot nervous getting on an airplane because you never know… New York City police searching for a man after he attempted to set a Muslim woman on fire only catching her sleeve she quickly put out because she was Muslim and wearing standard conservative dress; let’s stop and digest that latter story, that an American tried to set someone on fire for their religion while we call a nebulous them barbarians, heathens holding archaic beliefs we’re willing to fight wars over. Children can get dumped out of their baby strollers by whites upset they are in their country, because they are Muslims; people who would be apoplectic watching David Muir’s ABC special including children being taught the traditional Muslim/middle eastern greeting (their version of hello how are you) to welcome their 6 year old classmate Hala a Syrian refugee child, not terrorist who is here because her home, her country are little more than a rubble heap… No, Chris Mathews sorry, it isn’t disparaging millions of Americans, wrong for her to call deplorable, deplorable, to define what she means by that and stick to her guns; when moving from isolated incidents and speculative evidence to nearly 60 percent of Trump’s supporters who hold “unfavorable views” of Islam, and 76 percent support a ban on Muslims entering the United States. We know that some 40 percent of Trump’s supporters believe blacks are more violent, more criminal, lazier, and ruder than whites. Two-thirds of Trump’s supporters believe the first black president in this country’s history is not American. These claims are not ancillary to Donald Trump’s candidacy, they are a driving force behind it to quote Ta-Nehisi Coats…Trump renounced his bitherism claims years before he did, who called Black Lives Matter racist. Donald Trump, who literally something like the day before, stated he was troubled by the Tulsa shooting where video shows a man with his hands up still getting shot, not surviving, saying he didn’t know what the officer was thinking, didn’t know if she was choking (as in panicking) the man seemed to be doing what officers wanted him to, doing everything right; only to announce ‘solutions’ of more police, stop and frisk, later limited to extremely violent areas i.e. Chicago… While Hillary Clinton is talking about funds for implicit bias training, aimed at ridding police officers of their engrained subconscious prejudices so they don’t take it out on the public they are to serve, less people get shot, killed holding benign objects mistaken for a weapon; greater police accountability, so when instances like Tulsa happen officers responsible are charged, tried, convicted and put behind bars…Completely ignored, were the other half of identified Trump supporters highlighted by Mrs. Clinton, the people who feel let by their government, let down by their nation’s economy she tried to reach as more than a ploy to win votes, but to say I haven’t forgotten you, I understand why you might vote for Trump, want to vote for Trump, help me understand more…Once and for all Hillary Clinton got pneumonia, not the bubonic, pneumonic plague, TB, she was never diagnosed with a serious long term, ongoing medical condition, MS, Parkinson’s Lou Gehrig’s disease, even diabetes; she has not died, isn’t dead. Her contracting pneumonia not surprising considering background information many Clinton campaign staff had contracted severe colds, 2 of them, not Clinton, hospitalized with repertory infections. Yes she originally told press around her her noticeable cough was due to seasonal allergies; that wasn’t campaign spin to hide a larger, ongoing health problem, a chronic condition she didn’t want the public to know about. It was her doctor’s initial diagnosis when she came to her with fatigue, a low grade fever and cough, was given a short course of antibiotics, probably due to her history of chronic sinusitis (an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses) presumably told to come back if symptoms got worse, wanting to see her in X days, weeks for a standard checkup. Upon said checkup symptoms remained, doctor heard congestion, opted to do an advanced chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia, ended up ruling it in; diagnosing her with a mild walking pneumonia, called such in layman’s terms because individuals with it can usually carry on with their daily activities, may not even know they have it. Advised rest and modification of her rigorous campaign schedule; advice Clinton admits to ignoring until she couldn’t ignore it anymore feeling ill at the 9-11 memorial, trying to discreetly leave, as not to disrupt proceedings, and fainted getting into her car. Never taken to a hospital, rather her daughters nearby apartment because, recognizing what this was, there was no need to sit hours in an ER, disrupt operations at a local urgent care clinic when your name is Hillary Clinton and you’re that Hillary Clinton; her doctor willing to come to her. Evaluating her, finding her dehydrated and in need of rest, probably embarking on a lecture about self-care, listening to your physician; candidate emerging 90 minutes later appearing fine, cancelling a California trip for that Monday, returning to campaign activities that Thursday, short of the 5 days respite doctors recommended…. It should be reassuring we now have a recent health history on Secretary Clinton, many of her public knowledge heath issues explained..It should be reassuring candidate Clinton, possible future president of the United States, is being treated by a professional, someone who exudes professionalism, who can navigate the exposure, status, publicity of her patient; it should be reassuring secretary Clinton’s minor, age commiserate health issues are under control, scrutinized by the watchful eye of a doctor, versus who knows what Harald Bornstein could be missing with Donald Trump, what tests he’s not allowed to perform being awed or intimidated, manipulated by his patient…But Hillary Clinton has always been judged on a different playing field trapped in republican bizarre-o world where effect video editing, making her head bob around spastically imitating a bobble-head doll proves she’s prone to seizures; her fondness for muumuus is concealing medical devices not in evidence or on the market, i.e. Veterans for Trump’s deep brain stem battery pack that counters her tremors…Nor was there any cover up, attempt to mislead people about the state of her health in saying she was merely overheated as opposed to ‘coming clean,’ not waiting 7 hours to announce she had pneumonia; not to overwhelm the tiny brains of republican conspiracy theory spinners, the presumed tiny brains comprising America’s voting populous, it was both. At the 9-11 memorial she was dehydrated, overheated and thus fainted; said dehydration, overheating possibly due to underlying pneumonia, anti-biotics taken, but not necessarily or always…voters seeming to be on her side in developing pneumoniagate believing Hillary Clinton will be fine. Candidate Clinton’s forced sick days should have sparked a completely different conversation, set of conversations before she brought it back to the campaign trail—what millions of sick people, workers in the freelance economy, minimum wage job holders, to small business owners do in this country when they can’t take off from work to mind and care for their health, when they are already living paycheck to paycheck and they can’t afford to miss a paycheck or their rent won’t get paid, their lights won’t stay on, reality for multitudes of hard working Americans. When you, like she, can’t flake on a round table of foreign policy experts, a big product rollout, a months’ long prepared presentation, fundraising events if you want the financial capital to achieve your goals in getting to the Whitehouse to make a difference for average Americans, such as the one your mother was coming up for very little. Your boss doesn’t stop expecting you to make the company money because you’re sick; you can’t miss the region wide sales rep conference. What people do when they don’t have health insurance, when their employer isn’t large enough under Obamacare to be mandated to provide health coverage options, when you can’t afford to see a doctor; how minor infections and would-be simple outpatient, same day surgical procedures become costly ER visits, complicated surgeries, lengthy stays in the hospital, as whatever it is can no longer be ignored. Why people in stable jobs, budding careers or even long time workers at company X don’t take sick days in this country, even if they have them, let alone a vacation fearing for their job, being passed over for a promotion. Studies showing working overtime can kill you, shorten your lifespan, triples risk of major deadly diseases; heart disease, cancer, diabetes…many of those same health problems noted in the overtime story, especially again, for women. Salon author’s self-deprecating assessment he shoehorned Hillary’s pneumonia into a policy examination, policy article because he is an exclusive political writer aside, his question is valid and his answer just as important as her medical records, arguably more so, in terms of things that should be driving our election decisions this election cycle. What would the Trump health plan do to struggling Americans who have health coverage for the first time in their adult lives thanks to Obamacare, uphill battling millennials in the freelance economy who can look after their health while young potentially avoiding huge problems down the line, but that all goes away with his promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act, whose largest selling point is then insurance companies’ ability to sell insurance policies across state lines…. Uniquely ironic Donald Trump talking about transparency whether it be Clinton’s health or his taxes, the hiding behind an audit every expert says doesn’t prevent him from disclosing past, current tax information, then telling people what it doesn’t tell readers about a person’s finances, lastly settling on people just aren’t that interested in his tax returns. Secondary to why we need to see his tax returns, investigative journalists want to know and the public needs to know about any potential conflicts of interest, particularly with say Russia, documented business holdings in China, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates weighed beside legal fact he is not required, should he win the presidency, to set up a blind trust…Coating on another layer of shady adding to stories on contractors and lower level workers not paid for building Trump buildings, numerous lawsuits being the final outcome, accusations he encouraged models to work in America illegally, to skirt immigration laws, questions about his own wife’s immigration to America, work status when she first came into this country…. When the barest minimum investigative journalism turned up tangible wrongdoing in which Trump donated to the attorney general campaign of one Pam Bondi in Florida fined by the IRS for his trouble, fine failing to address optics he did so to preempt her investigation of Trump university affiliates there. Trump who hasn’t put any of his personal money into his named charity since 2008, him using other people’s money to make donations, causing them to think it came from Trump. Using funds from his charity to buy a Tim Tebow helmet for himself, a 6 foot portrait of himself, using charity funds to pay off business debts, even to collect debts from others, how people basically got duped into ‘giving’ so much to his foundation; things so bad the New York attorney general is opening an investigation. This is on top of a mirroring investigation into exposed Trump University running a for-profit model using predatory sales tactics to get people to go into debt, give up savings to attend near meaningless classes, where he famously insulted the judge for ‘being of Mexican descent’ despite being born and raised in Indiana…Whereas Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort resigned when extensive ties to Russia were revealed and that’s not the one who just resigned for racist comments; his current campaign manager is a member of the alt. right, extreme right wing conservatives, white supremacies and was once accused of domestic violence…to quote one commenter on one of many articles about Clinton’s health, political optics and the absurdity this has all taken on, “Honestly, watching the response to this has shown me why she lies. There’s no longer reason to tell the truth.” More accurately reflecting expressed sentiment, we see now why she doesn’t disclose any more personal, health information than she absolutely has to; there is no reason to be that open, vulnerable, ‘transparent,’ ‘honest,’ ‘trustworthy.’ Because, people are going to make it up, draw their own conclusions, create their own reality no matter what you tell them or don’t.