Tuesday, September 30, 2008
posted today (30 Sept 2008)
John McCain does not have the ability to fix this economic crisis. After declaring the fundamentals of the economy strong, he created a political circus in Washington last week by mucking up bailout negotiations; a deplorable stunt, considering he and his political cronies helped cause the current meltdown.
It was McCain and his economic adviser Phil Gramm who pushed for the deregulation (in 1999) that helped lead to the banking crisis, and it was McCain's crony Rick Davis who had deep lobbyist ties to Freddie Mac. Don't let others be fooled by McCain's economic grandstanding because the reality is his policies and principles will only exacerbate our financial hardships.
McCain is being deceitful with his sudden populist message and support for regulation; his economic policies still favor our nation's wealthy elite. Everyone knows McCain can't get us out of the mess he got us into in the first place.
Sept 16, 2008
John McCain defended his campaign from charges that it has a problem with the truth and batted back suggestions that he is economically out-of-touch during appearances on all seven morning shows Tuesday.
It was an uphill task, perhaps best illuminated by the Senator's appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe. McCain was forced to redefine what he meant when he declared the "fundamentals of our economy are strong" just yesterday. He offered curt responses to charges that one of his ads falsely accuses Barack Obama of supporting sex education for kindergartners. (Later in the show, in fact, McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds sent an email to host Mika Brzezinski defending the ad, which she subsequently read on air.)
John McCain did the rounds of the talk shows this mornings - the day after HIS bailout plan failed to pass in Congress.
Now all he is saying is -
I will do whatever is necessary
I will do whatever is necessary
I will do whatever is necessary
I will do whatever is necessary
I will do whatever is necessary
I will do whatever is necessary
I will do whatever is necessary
Monday, September 29, 2008
Here is Tina Fey's version of Sarah Palins interview with Katie Couric last week. The one where Sarah said - I'll try to find ya some and I'll bring 'em to ya
A bit of humour after the stresses of today. The $700 billion bailout was defeated in Congress today - 205 to 228 votes. 193 Republicans voted no and 140 Democrats voted yes. BUT you must NOT stop. The rumour is swirling that they will try again to pass this bill.
KEEP FAXING PHONING AND MAILING your congress people. Tell then that you will NOT vote for them in the next election (or the next time they are up for re-election).
STOP THE BAILOUT - SAVE AMERICA
CONGRESS: THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!
You are being asked to pass a $700 billion “bailout” or “rescue” package and are told by your leadership that it is “necessary” to prevent a catastrophe in the financial markets and, by extension, on Main Street.
Please think carefully about the following facts before you vote: ·
Public opinion is running anywhere from 100:1 to 300:1 against passing this bill, according to sources on Capitol Hill. You must return home after you pass this package to ANGRY constituents with an election less than a month away. Given the massive size of this package, the fact that it rewards the guilty on Wall Street and does nothing to address the cause that anger is fully justified.
Non-financial private debt is $32.4 trillion dollars1 as of 2Q 2008. Household debt is $14.0 trillion. Households lost 400 billion dollars last quarter. You wish to add $700 billion more in losses (via government obligations that taxpayers must cover) this quarter; this package is insignificant against the total bad credit outstanding. Federal capacity to “bail the system out” is insufficient.
It will not and cannot work because the issue is trust, not money. There is lots of money (and credit) but it is being hoarded throughout the system. Consumer savings have gone from nothing to the highest rate ever in American history – in the space of a few months. Money is flying into Treasuries because of lack of trust, not lack of money. You must fix the cause of the problem, not apply band-aids.
Commercial paper is being cited as the “lockup” that threatens an imminent financial train wreck. The truth is that commercial paper rates for “AA” rated non-financial firms is placing at a rate half that of a year ago as the Fed Funds target has been dropped from 5.25 to 2%2. With risk having increased the rate of return offered is lower? This is where the stress is coming from; at last summer’s rates this paper would roll. You are being gamed by Paulson and Bernanke; look at the table in the reference and you will see that even for “threatened sectors” rates are not materially higher than last year.
If you pass this bill and the market implodes you will be held directly responsible. There are records of thousands of signatures across seven petitions faxed to you (at my expense) dating back to October of 2007 on this topic. Many experts, including Nouriel Roubini, “Mish” Shedlock, Dr. Faber, The Weiss Institute and over 160 economists have warned Congress that this proposed plan will not work. Are you prepared to face a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal and/or USA Today exposing these facts?
There are alternatives that will work; they all involve restoring trust and using existing market mechanisms to resolve insolvent institutions.3 While I am not particularly partial to my view on how we resolve “failed” institutions, addressing the root of the problem – lack of trust – is paramount. Three elements are involved here, they are obvious, and they must be fixed or you will FAIL.
We only get one more shot at this; we have spent over $1.6 trillion thus far (by some estimates; $500 billion by others) attempting the same thing over and over again and it has not worked.
DO NOT PASS THIS BILL AS IT DOES NOT ADDRESS THE CAUSE AND WITHOUT DOING SO YOUR EFFORTS ARE DESTINED TO FAIL. THE VOTERS ARE RIGHT AND WILL HOLD YOU TO ACCOUNT SHOULD YOU THROW $700 BILLION INTO A FINANCIAL HURRICANE.
I personally am not an economist. I am also NOT an American, and I do not fully understand this economic disaster BUT I do want to help Americans to help themselves. They have to help themselves or the entire world will be affected - especially CANADA. Thats why I am posting this.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
This is about the $700 billion bill that is being RAMMED through congress to get passed. The American People are telling their representatives that they do NOT WANT thos bailout.
This is not “martial law” as in police state.
Martial law in congress means they will go ahead with the bill without votes.
It does not apply to any specific measure, but rather grants blanket authority.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
So McCain (7.50) - WHEN are you going to hold GEORGE BUSH accountable for SCREWING up the WORLD.
So Jim (9.10) - you were determined to get them to talk to each other. Well you FAILED. Coz MCCAIN refused to EVEN LOOK at Obama for the entire debate.
You say that when you are president you will work to control the spending. But you do not say HOW you will control the spending.
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NcCain (050)- So you think that American is still the greatest producer? Producer of what exactly?
All the manufacturing jobs have gone to China.
All the call centre jobs have gone to India.
All the cars are now being made in Japan instead of Detroit
A large number of manufacturing businesses have moved to Mexico.
all that is left in the USA are Service jobs and Wall Steet.
You must have missed the news - Wall street is going down right now.
No John, (1.25) the first thing you have to do is to BRING the manufacturing jobs BACK to the American people.
McCain (2.35) You're going to veto every single spending bill that crosses your desk. You sound just like George Bush. He vetos bills he doesnt like as well.
(2.55) website of citizens against government waste.
Obama (3.25) stop saying McCain is right. I realise that you are doing this to show what he actually missed out. (this shows McCains slanted views) But saying McCain is right, really does not help you.
McCain (6.00) - Cut spending, lower taxes. so exactly how much tax will the taxpeyers be forced to pay, to REPAY this ludicrous $700 billion bailout that YOU are pushing for.
Obama (7.10)...a continuation of the last eight years and we cant afford another four.
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McCain (2.10) well how about a spending freeze on everything except defence, veteran affairs and entitlements.
McCain (3.20) we also have to have off shore drilling.
(I wonder if THIS is why McCain picked Sarah Palin. Because she is the governor of ALASKA and they need to open new drilling areas in Alaska?? Makes sense to me)
McCain (3.30) The fact is we can create 700,000 new jobs by building, constructing 45 new nuclear power plants by the year 2030.
Um - remember what happeend at the last nuclear power station you built? It was called 3 mile island, it was in Pennsylvania and it had a melt down in 1979.
McCain (3.55) Nuclear power also affects climate. An issue I have been involved in for many many years.
(6.00) Obama is steady on health care. McCain prefers to pay for veterans and defence. So far NOONE has mentioned ISRAEL. McCain did mention that he opposed federal control of health care. He says the decison about health should be made by the family and the doctor, NOT by the federal government.
Well in Canada, families and doctors DO make the health decisons, and NO the federal government says NOT a single word. In Canada health care is run by the provincial (state) governments, NOT the federal goverment.
One member of my family had MAJOR surgery last year. We made the decision along with the doctor on how to proceed and set the date just 3 weeks ahead. At no time did the provincial government say that this surgery was expensive (yes it was) and unnecessary because the patient was not showing any symptoms (true she was not showing any major symptoms at that time, but they were already starting to show.) The other reason she got the surgery fast was because there was already a family history of this same medical problem. The other family member died of this problem.
McCain (7.46) Did he say HORSE SHIT??
McCain (8.15) And I'm happy to say I have a partner who is a good maverick along with me now.
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The DSCC in Februury released a new web ad reminding voters that, like George Bush and John McCain, Senate Republicans have long records of supporting a failed status quo policy in Iraq. Like McCain, who recently said that American soldiers could be in Iraq for 100 years, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), John Sununu (R-NH), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Norm Coleman (R-MN) have all supported Bush's failed strategy in Iraq, and the video matches their records with McCain's quote for quote. More at http://www.dscc.org/home
DSCC = Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
NOT associated with any candidate.
John McCain even said he wants to be at war in Iraq for 100, 1000, even 10,000 years.
DO YOU want to be at war for 10,000 years???
1992 Senate Select Committe on the Vietnam POWs and MIAs. The first clip is the longer version and starts back a few minutes earlier than the second clip. The second video is a small clip showing where McCain swears and walks out in a tantrum. Note McCain saying that he would ask that the lady NOT interruppt him, but then he interrupts her all the time. The short clip indicates when McCain was swearing.
More info about cCain and veterans issues.
Vietnam Veterans against John McCain
This clip shows how McCain dances around a legitimate question - in fact he doesnt give any answer at all.
As for the librarian lady who was escorted off the premises because she had a sign that said McCain=Bush - you can see that video here.
And then there is the proof that John McCain does tell LIES!!
7 minutes July 11, 2008
In this interview a pandering McCain claimed he gave the names of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense while being tortured in Viet Nam. This directly contradicts his book (Faith Of Our Fathers), and the made for TV movie by the same name, where he claims to have confessed to his captors the names of the offensive line of the Green Bay Packers. There is no way McCain can win in Wisconsin, but in Pennsylvania he can use a few points in a close race. If he falls to far behind in the polls in Pennsylvania, McCain's story is likely to change to the Miami Dolphins or the Denver Broncos, or where ever he needs a boost in the polls.
Friday, September 26, 2008
John McCain cancelled his appearance on David Letterman 2 days ago - September 24, 2008. McCain told Letterman that he was suspending his cmpaign because he had to fly to Washington DC to help with the economy bailout (the $700 billion the White House wants to pay out to save Wall Street and the banks). So Keith Olbermann stepped in at the last minute. David Letterman was pissed to say the least.
To make things worse during the Letterman show it was discovered that McCain was not in Washington DC that night. He was in Los Angeles talking to Katie Couric on CBS.
Here is another slightly different version of the same show.
Joe Biden spoke about Barack Obama's judgment and readiness to lead the country in a new direction from the failed Bush-McCain foreign policies of the last 8 years in Cincinnati, OH - 2 days ago - September 24th, 2008.
Joe Biden has been in politics for 36 years.
John McCain has been in Politics for 26 years.
When Kate Couric first got the job at CBS, I remember there were a lot of complaints that she was just a pretty face and that she did not know how to do the job. I am extremely impressed with the way she does her job now. It is very refreshing to see a journalist who is not afraid to ask relevant questions, and when she doesn't get an coherent answers, Katie is not afraid to PUSH.
I am also extremely impressed with Senator Joe Biden. As I posted earlier today, he has over 30 years of foreign experience. Heck, he has even met with Golda Meir and for some reason the year 1974 is stuck in my mind connected with her. Golda Meir (1898-1978) was Prime Minister of Israel from 1969-1974. 1974 is the year she left the office of Prime Minister. That was 34 years ago.
How old were you in 1974??
I was still in elementary school, I'll tell you that much.
How many of you were not even born 34 years ago.
John McCain went on 60 minutes. Right at the very beginning we get this exchange.
McCain - I looked at her record, I looked at her,
Interviewer - In your judgement, can you see her as President of the United States?
McCain - Absolutely, Absolutely.
BUT he is SHAKING his head while he says this.
It is well known that Body Language speaks louder than Words.
Apologies for no video in this post, but I wanted to show you just much experience (NOT) that Sarah Palin truely has in foreign policy.
Actually the only country I can say she did visit was Kuwait.
Sarah Palin purchased her FIRST passport ever just last year - 2007.
Which means that in 43 years she has never been outside of the USA.
I went on my first international trip when I was 12!!!!
Sarah says she visited Ireland. Actually her plane stopped for refueling and she NEVER got off the plane.
She says she knows Russia very well. She's never been there. She's never been to Moscow and you can only see the Great Diomede Island (Russian) from the Little Diomede Island (USA), both out in the Barents Sea.
She says she visited Iraq. Well actually she only went to the Kuwaiti border with Iraq and SAW Iraq from across a border line.
Sarah Palin met her first WORLD leader yesterday in Washington DC. She met the Israeli president Shimon Peres. Sarah gushed all over Peres saying that the Israeli flag is the ONLY flag she has in her office. (see below post)
Now what about Joe Biden.
Senator Biden has met and discussed policies with 3 UN Secretaries General, one queen (Her Majesty Elizabeth II), several kings, plus a few tough guys like Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and Serbian president Sloban Milosevic. He has, after all, been in the Senate for 36 years. These are just some of the people Biden has met and talked with during his 36 years as Senator.
Iraq: Allawi, al-Jaafari, al-Maliki, Talabani, Massoud Barzani, Nechirvan Barzani;
Israel: Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon, Ehud Olmert, Tzipi Livni;
Palestinian Territories: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, Salam Fayyad, Ahmed Qurei;
Jordan: King Hussein, King Abdullah;
Egypt: Hosni Mubarak, Anwar Sadat;
Libya: Muammar Qaddafi;
Lebanon: Prime Minister Rafiq Haririm, Najib Mikati;
Bahrain: Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa;
Syria: President Bashar al-Assad;
Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ahmet Sezer, Abdullah Gul, Bulent Ecevit, Demirel;
Greece: Kostis Stephanopoulos, Kostas Karamanlis, Kostantinos Mitsotakis, Andreas Papandreou;
Cyprus: George Vassiliou, Glafcos Clerides;
Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai;
Pakistan: Asaf Ali Zardari, Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, Pervez Musharraf, Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif;
India: Manmohan Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee;
Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremasinghe;
Russia: Vladimir Putin, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Andrei Gromyko, Alexey Kosygin, Leonid Brezhnev;
France: Jacques Chirac, Dominique de Villepin, Fracois Mitterrand;
U.K.: Queen Elizabeth II, Tony Blair, John Major, Margaret Thatcher;
Ireland: Bertie Ahern, John Bruton, Albert Reynolds, Charles Haughey;
Germany: Angela Merkel, Gerhard Schroeder, Helmut Kohl, Helmut Schmidt;
Italy: Silvio Berlusconi, Romani Prodi, Cossiga Serbia Boris Tadic, Vojislav Kostunica, Zoran Djindjic, Slobodan Milosevic;
Yugoslavia: Josip Broz Tito;
Croatia: Franjo Tudjman Slovenia Janez Drnovsek, Ibrahim Rugova, Milan Kucan;
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Haris Silajdzic, Sulejman Tihiae, Alija Izetbegovic;
Kosovo (as an independent nation): Fatmir Sejdiu, Hashim Thaci;
Poland: Lech Walesa, Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz;
Czech Republic: Vaclav Havel;
Hungary: Gyula Horn, Arpad Goncz, Viktor Orban;
Finland: Paavo Lipponen;
Romania: Ion Iliescu;
Georgia: Mikheil Saakashvili, Eduard Shevardnadze;
Kazakhstan: Nursultan Nazarbayev;
Ukraine: Viktor Yushchenko;
Canada: Paul Martin, Brian Mulroney;
NATO: George Robertson, Javier Solana, Manfred Woerner, Peter Carrington;
China: Jiang Zemin, Zhu Rongji;
Hong Kong: Tung Chee Hwa;
Taiwan: Chen Shui-Bian;
Korea: Kim Dae Jung;
Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Chok Tong, Lee Hsien Loong;
Indonesia: Megawati Sukarnoputri, Bambang Yudhoyono;
Australia: John Howard, Paul Keating;
Philippines: Gloria Arroyo, Fidel Ramos;
Vietnam: Phan Van Kai;
East Timor: Ramos Horta;
Tibet: The Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso;
Colombia: Alvaro Uribe, Andres Pastrana, Cesar Gaviria;
Mexico: Vincente Fox, Ernesto Zedillo;
Bolivia: Jaime Paz Zamora;
South Africa: Thabo Mbeki, Nelson Mandela;
Liberia: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf;
Lesotho: Leabua Jonathan;
United Nations: Ban Ki-moon, Kofi Annan, Boutros Boutros Ghali;
Vatican City: Pope John Paul II;
Slovakia: Rudolf Schuster;
Turkmenistan: Saparmurat Niyazov.
Now, be honest with yourself. In all honesty, do you really want an unknown woman with a big mouth who can't even answer a question properly (see two videos below) to be involved in foreign policy for the USA?
NO I didn't think so.
John McCain was INVOLVED. Here is the proof.
I cannot embed this video, so click this link to get the video.
It all started in March 1987. Charles H Keating Jr., the flamboyant developer and anti-porn crusader, needed help. The government was poised to seize Lincoln Savings and Loan, a freewheeling subsidiary of Keating's American Continental Corp.
The Keating 5 Scandal.
One Crook Went To Prison, The Other Is Running For President
The McCain Keating Website has more information and videos.
Iran is the bad guy and Israel is the good guy. Sarah Palin believes this to be true. Did you know that Sarah Palin is actually Jewish? YES SHE IS. And therfore all her children are Jewish as well - even if they dont practise that religion.
Family Tree showing Sarah is JEWISH
According to the jewish religion, jewishness can only be passed down by the mother. Sarah's mother was Jewish. Sarah's maternal grandparents were Jews from somewhere in Russia.
More info here from the Voice in the White House.
President Peres of Israel yesterday met for the first time with Governor Palin and with Senator McCain, who called the veteran Israeli statesman "my old friend." The warm handshake and exchange of broad smiles occurred during an international gathering known as the Clinton Global Initiative, hosted by President Clinton. "I wanted to meet you for many years," Ms. Palin told Mr. Peres, according to an aide to the president. "The only flag at my office is an Israeli flag," she was quoted as saying, "and I want you to know and I want Israelis to know that I am a friend."
So Sarah, where is the Alaska flag and the USA flag?
So your FIRST loyalty is to Israel?
THIS IS AMERICA.
But you are Jewish first and American last - right????
Just like John McCain and Joe Lieberman
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Katie Couric interview with Sarah Palin.
Couric comes off looking a LOT better than Palin.
Around the 5 minute mark
COURIC: But he's been in Congress for 26 years. He's been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.
PALIN: He's also known as the maverick though. Taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he's been talking about--the need to reform government.
COURIC: I'm just going to ask you one more time, not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation?
PALIN: I'll try to find you some and I'll bring 'em to ya.
This is a brief clip from the Economic Committee meeting this week, where Ron Paul is asking the following questions.
Why congress feels that it should do this $700 bail out plan?
Where does Congress get its authority to do this?
Why are they price fixing?
Does Congress really want to create another depression?
There is a $700 bailout plane to bail out the banks. Where the government buys up old debts so that the banks and the financial institutions do not take a loss.
BUT where does the money come from to buy all these old debts?
And what happens to all the old debts? Who pays these debts off?
The answer please.....
YOU - THE TAXPAYERS
You will pay for these debts by paying higher taxes to your government
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
...on call responsive unit in times of emergency....help with civil unrest and crowd control...designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals and crowds.
Martial Law has BEGUN
Monday, September 22, 2008
On March 11, 2008 a new documentary was aired on French television (ARTE – French-German cultural tv channel) by French journalist and film maker Marie-Monique Robin.
The World According to Monsanto - A documentary that Americans won’t ever see. The gigantic biotech corporation Monsanto is threatening to destroy the agricultural biodiversity which has served mankind for thousands of years.
There are 6 parts to this movie.
Made in France, USA and Canada. French sections dubbed in English. Narrated by the French Director Monique Robins.
This is one of the scariest documentaries I've ever seen and the sources are irrefutable. It's very well made and I like how they show how the average person (no matter how technical) can find this (same) information. You can even follow along using google to verify the data. This documentary makes you wonder what is Monsanto's agenda? (WRH - Rivero)
This document is also on Youtube in 10 parts.
"John McCain is not the person I'd like to see with his finger near the red button ...
John McCain's temperament makes it clear that he's not cut out to be president of the United States
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Posted September 21, 2008.
Allegations resurface that McCain made propaganda statements and tried to keep Viet Cong records about him classified.
A 1992 video featuring a Republican senator, Republican congressman and top Capitol Hill staffers who worked on Vietnam prisoner of war and missing in action issues say John McCain collaborated with North Vietnamese while a POW, and then covered up that involvement to the detriment of POW/MIA families seeking access to classified Pentagon records about their own family members.
The video raises probing questions about the 2008 Republican presidential nominee's war record, especially after McCain made his captivity a major part of his qualifications for the presidency at the Republican National Convention. In 2004, the GOP focused on Democratic nominee John Kerry's war record to criticize his candidacy.
To date, the video has been posted on a handful of blogs but has been ignored by the mainstream media. While it features Republican stalwarts on POW/MIA issues, it also suggests that McCain's war records at the Pentagon and in North Vietnam would reveal potentially very controversial details about the GOP's presidential candidate.
The nearly eight-minute video is posted on YouTube under "Vietnam Veterans Against McCain." It begins with the title, "1992 Senate Select Committee on POW/MIAs," and features ex-Sen. Bob Smith (R-NH), Rep. Robert Dornan (R-CA), senate staffers Tracy Usry, James Lucier, and military family members Lynn O'Shea, of the National Alliance of Families and retired Army Cpl. Bob Dumas, whose brother was a POW lost in the Korean War, and Joseph Douglass, Jr., author of Betrayed, about America's missing POWs. The video has no author credits.
The footage begins with Douglass, Usry, O'Shea and Smith all saying that McCain worked to kill legislation that would have opened the Pentagon's classified archive of POW/MIA files. "Many, many documents were held back for no reason," former Sen. Smith said. Dorman said legislation that passed the House with no opposing votes was single-handedly blocked in the Senate by McCain. "On the Senate side, we had one person standing in the way," Dornan said, referring to McCain.
Dumas then gave the reason why - the Pentagon's records would reveal McCain had collaborated with the Vietnamese. "He didn't want nobody to check his background because a lot of POWs who were with him in the camp said he was a collaborator with the enemy," Dumas said. "He gave the enemy information they wanted."
Lucier, identified as a former U.S. Senate Chief of Staff, said "we do know that when he was over there, he cooperated with Communist news services in giving interviews that were not flattering to the United States." Usry, identified as U.S. Senate Minority Staff former chief investigator, said "information shows that he made over 32 tapes of propaganda for the Vietnamese government."
Dornan said there were transcripts of other POWs reacting to McCain's false statements, saying, "Oh my God, is that Admiral McCain's son Is that the admiral's son? Is that Johnny, telling us that our principle targets are schools, orphanages, hospitals, temples, churches? That was Jane Fonda's line." Dornan said those transcripts are in war museums in North Vietnam, where McCain, as a senator, pressured the country not to release them or face opposition concerning normalization of relations with the United States.
"McCain could not have wanted those to turn up in the middle of a presidential race," the ex-congressman said. "He knows that. I know that. And a few other people know that. That's why he was against Bob Dole's legislation."
Dornan then offered another interesting explanation why McCain refused an offer by the North Vietnamese to be released. Dornan said those released first were collaborators, which would have ended McCain's military career and hurt the Navy, where his father commanded the Pacific fleet.
"Nobody takes that one step beyond that," Dornan said, speaking of McCain's refusal to be released. "If Admiral John McCain's son had accepted this princely status and come home in 1967, while others sat there for five years, what would the Navy have done with the son of an admiral who opted to get special treatment and come home? No Navy career. No House seat. No Senate seat. It would have been the end of his career."
Vietnam Veterans against John McCain
THE REAL JOHN MCCAIN
Nhan Dan today published answers to questions by one of its correspondents made by a U.S. air pirate detained in North Vietnam. "He is Lt. John Sidney McCain . . ." Hanoi VNA International Service in French - November 9, 1967
"To a question of the correspondent, McCain answered: 'My assignment to the Oriskany, I told myself, was due to serious losses in pilots which were sustained by this aircraft carrier due to its raids over North Vietnam territory and which necessitated replacements. From 10 to 12 pilots were transferred like me from the Forrestal to the Oriskany . . . upon arrival near the target, our formation, with six bombers, would mount the attack according to the following order: I would be number three, and the chief of the formation, number one. Each pilot would have to approach the target from a different direction, the choice of which would be left to him.'" A November 9, 1967 declassified Department of Defense document
"A meeting which will leave its mark on my life: My meeting with John Sidney McCain was certainly one of those meetings which will affect me most profoundly for the rest of my life. I had asked the North Vietnamese authorities to allow me to personally interrogate an American prisoner. They authorized me to do so. When night fell, they took me--without any precautions or mystery--to a hospital near the Gia Lam Airport reserved for the military. (Passage omitted) The officer who receives me begins: I ask you not to ask any questions of political nature. If this man replies in a way unfavorable to us, they will not hesitate to speak of "brainwashing" and conclude that we threatened him. (Passage omitted) "This John Sidney McCain is not an ordinary prisoner. His father is none other than Admiral Edmond John McCain, commander in chief of U.S. Naval forces in Europe." Written by "prominent" French television reporter Francois Chalais - January 1968
"Reds Say PW Songbird Is Pilot Son of Admiral . . . Hanoi has aired a broadcast in which the pilot son of United States Commander in the Pacific, Adm. John McCain, purportedly admits to having bombed civilian targets in North Vietnam and praises medical treatment he has received since being taken prisoner." Saigon-UPI, June 4, 1969
"The English-Language broadcast beamed at South Vietnam was one of a series using American prisoners. It was in response to a plea by Defense Secretary Melvin S. Laird, May 19, that North Vietnam treat prisoners according to the humanitarian standards set forth by the Geneva Convention." The Washington Post - June 5, 1969
After being periodically slapped around for "three or four days" by his captors who wanted military information from him, McCain called for an officer on his fourth day of captivity. He told the officer, "O.K., I'll give you military information if you will take me to the hospital." -U.S. News and World Report, May 14, 1973 article written by former POW John McCain
McCain was taken to Gai Lam military hospital. (U.S. government documents)
"Demands for military information were accompanied by threats to terminate my medical treatment if I [McCain] did not cooperate. Eventually, I gave them my ship's name and squadron number, and confirmed that my target had been the power plant." Page 193-194, Faith of My Fathers by John McCain
Phoenix New Times, March 25, 1999 -- Two former POWs, Air Force Colonels Ted Guy and Gordon "Swede" Larson, said in a feature article that while they could not guarantee that McCain was not physically harmed, they doubted it. Both Guy and Larson were senior ranking officers (SRO's) in McCain's POW camp at a time he claims he was in solitary confinement and being tortured.
Larson told the New Times, "Between the two of us, it's our belief, and to the best of our knowledge, that no prisoner was beaten or harmed physically in that camp [known as 'The Plantation'].
"My only contention with the McCain deal is that while he was at The Plantation, to the best of my knowledge and Ted's knowledge, he was not physically abused in any way. No one was in that camp. It was the camp that people were released from."
McCain starred during the 1991-93 proceedings of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs.
During the hearings, he worked hand in hand with his Sen. John Kerry, the panel's co-chairman, to discredit voluminous evidence indicating that Vietnam was still held a sizeable numbers of U.S. servicemen alive after the prisoner return in 1973.
McCain stood out because he "always showed up for the committee hearings where witnesses were going to talk about specific pieces of evidence. He would belittle and berate these witnesses, questioning their patriotism and otherwise scoffing at their credibility. All of this is on record in the National Archives . . . "
When, on Nov. 11, 1992, McCain was advised that Dolores Apodaca Alfond, chairwoman of the National Alliance of POW/MIA Families (her pilot brother, Capt. Victor J. Apodaca, is missing in action in North Vietnam), was offering some testimony that was critical of the Senate Committee, he rushed into the room to confront her.
Award winning journalist Sydney Schanberg described the scene. "His face [McCain] angry and his voice very loud, he accused her of making "allegations ... that are patently and totally false and deceptive." Making a fist, he shook his index finger at her and said she had insulted an emissary to Vietnam sent by President Bush. He said she had insulted other MIA families with her remarks. And then he said, through clenched teeth: "And I am sick and tired of you insulting mine and other people's [patriotism] who happen to have different views than yours."
By this time, tears were running down Alfond's cheeks. She reached into her handbag for a handkerchief. She tried to speak: "The family members have been waiting for years -- years! And now you're shutting down." He kept interrupting her. She tried to say, through tears, that she had issued no insults. He kept talking over her words. He said she was accusing him and others of "some conspiracy without proof, and some cover-up." She said she was merely seeking "some answers. That is what I am asking." He ripped into her for using the word "fiasco." She replied: "The fiasco was the people that stepped out and said we have written the end, the final chapter to Vietnam." "No one said that," he shouted. "No one said what you are saying they said, Ms. Alfond." And then, his face flaming pink, he stalked out of the room, to shouts of disfavor from members of the audience.
McCain took the lead in demanding a U.S. Justice Department investigation of POW/MIA families and activists accusing them of fraud because in some of their fund-raising literature they claimed the U.S. government knowingly left U.S. POWs behind after the Vietnam War and that some remain alive today.
McCain told reporters, "The people who have done these things are not zealots in a good cause. They are the most craven, most cynical and most despicable human beings to ever run a scam." The Justice Department did investigate the POW/MIA families and activists finding NO scams or reasons to charge anyone.
The SPOTLIGHT November 15, 1999
McCain is famous in POW-MIA activist circles for his clashes with those who disagree with his conclusion that no American POW or MIA was left alive in communist hands when he was repatriated by the Hanoi government in 1973.
Perhaps the best example of his crude treatment of the loved ones of still-unaccounted-for POWs and MIAs is illustrated by an incident that occurred in 1996 when the senator's path crossed with a number of POW-MIA family members outside of a hearing room in Washington.
Upon leaving the room, McCain immediately quarreled with family members, who were eager to question him on the issue. Instead of answering their questions, the Arizona senator pushed and shoved them out of his way, nearly toppling the wheelchair of POW-MIA mother Jane Duke Gaylor, whose son, Charles Duke, a civilian worker in Vietnam, is among the same 2,300 American POWs and MIAs still unaccounted for by the communists.
The Duke case file contains sufficient evidence that Duke was a prisoner of the communists, according to Garnet "Bill" Bell, who headed the U.S. government POW-MIA office in Hanoi.
The POW-MIA activists, shocked and horrified by McCain's crude behavior toward Mrs Gaylor, registered their complaints with Senate officials. Mrs Gaylor and her niece, Geannette Jenkins, who was pushing her wheelchair, were advised by Sgt. Dana Sundberg of the Capitol Hill Police to file assault charges against McCain. They declined, fearful of the power of the Arizona senator.
McCain lost five U.S. Navy aircraft
Navy pilot John Sidney McCain III should have never been allowed to graduate from the U.S. Navy flight school. He was a below average student and a lousy pilot. Had his father and grandfather not been famous four star U.S. Navy admirals, McCain III would have never been allowed in the cockpit of a military aircraft.
His father John S. "Junior" McCain was commander of U.S. forces in Europe later becoming commander of American forces in Vietnam while McCain III was being held prisoner of war. McCain III's grandfather John S. McCain, Sr. commanded naval aviation at the Battle of Okinawa in 1945.
During his relative short stunt on flight status, McCain III lost five U.S. Navy aircraft, four in accidents and one in combat.
Robert Timberg, author of The Nightingale's Song, a book about Annapolis graduates and their tours in Vietnam, wrote that McCain "learned to fly at Pensacola, though his performance was below par, at best good enough to get by. He liked flying, but didn't love it."
McCain III lost jet number one in 1958 when he plunged into Corpus Christi Bay while practicing landings. He was knocked unconscious by the impact coming to as the plane settled to the bottom.
McCain's second crash occurred while he was deployed in the Mediterranean. "Flying too low over the Iberian Peninsula," Timberg wrote, "he took out some power lines [reminiscent of the 1998 incident in which a Marine Corps jet sliced through the cables of a gondola at an Italian ski resort, killing 20] which led to a spate of newspaper stories in which he was predictably identified as the son of an admiral."
McCain's third crash three occurred when he was returning from flying a Navy trainer solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game.
Timberg reported that McCain radioed, "I've got a flameout" and went through standard relight procedures three times before ejecting at one thousand feet. McCain landed on a deserted beach moments before the plane slammed into a clump of trees.
McCain's fourth aircraft loss occurred July 29, 1967, soon after he was assigned to the USS Forrestal as an A-4 Skyhawk pilot. While seated in the cockpit of his aircraft waiting his turn for takeoff, an accidently fired rocket slammed into McCain's plane. He escaped from the burning aircraft, but the explosions that followed killed 134 sailors, destroyed at least 20 aircraft, and threatened to sink the ship.
McCain's fifth loss happened during his 23rd mission over North Vietnam on Oct. 26, 1967, when McCain's A-4 Skyhawk was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. McCain ejected from the plane breaking both arms and a leg in the process and subsequently parachuted into Truc Bach Lake near Hanoi.
After being drug from the lake, a mob gathered around McCain, spit on him, kicked him and stripped him of his clothing. He was bayoneted in his left foot and his shoulder crushed by a rifle butt. He was then transported to the Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the Hanoi Hilton.
After being periodically slapped around for "three or four days" by his captors who wanted military information, McCain called for an officer on his fourth day of captivity. He told the officer, "O.K., I'll give you military information if you will take me to the hospital." -U.S. News and World Report, May 14, 1973 article written by former POW John McCain
"Demands for military information were accompanied by threats to terminate my medical treatment if I [McCain] did not cooperate. Eventually, I gave them my ship's name and squadron number, and confirmed that my target had been the power plant." Page 193-194, Faith of My Fathers by John McCain.
When the communist learned that McCain's father was Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., the soon-to-be commander of all U.S. Forces in the Pacific, he was rushed to Gai Lam military hospital (U.S. government documents), a medical facility normally unavailable for U.S. POWs.
The communist Vietnamese figured, because POW McCain's father was of such high military rank, that he was of royalty or the governing circle. Thereafter the communist bragged that they had captured "the crown prince."
For 23 combat missions (an estimated 20 hours over enemy territory), the U.S. Navy awarded McCain a Silver Star, a Legion of Merit for Valor, a Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Stars, two Commendation medals plus two Purple Hearts and a dozen service medals.
"McCain had roughly 20 hours in combat," explains Bill Bell, a veteran of Vietnam and former chief of the U.S. Office for POW/MIA Affairs -- the first official U.S. representative in Vietnam since the 1973 fall of Saigon. "Since McCain got 28 medals," Bell continues, "that equals out to about a medal-and-a-half for each hour he spent in combat. There were infantry guys -- grunts on the ground -- who had more than 7,000 hours in combat and I can tell you that there were times and situations where I'm sure a prison cell would have looked pretty good to them by comparison. The question really is how many guys got that number of medals for not being shot down."
For years, McCain has been an unchecked master at manipulating an overly friendly and biased news media. The former POW turned Congressman, turned U.S. Senator, has managed to gloss over his failures as a pilot and collaborations with the enemy by exaggerating his military service and lying about his feats of heroism.
McCain has sprouted a halo and wings to become America's POW-hero presidential candidate.
THE U.S. VETERAN DISPATCH
(note - swearing and bad language - if you care about that)
Recorded in March 2007.
George Carlin died June 22nd, 2008
George Carlin on critical thinking, wage labor, politicians and their pockets, etc....
about Bill S1959 currently in the US senate - Has NOT been passed.
USA180 - Emergency Bulletin:
YouTube Makes Sen. Lieberman Happy With New Anti-Terrorism Guidelines
Listen up people, they are implementing parts of S1959 - The Homegrown Terrorism Act - It HAS NOT PASSED THE SENATE. The language is the same. It's "Force or Violence" to promote a religious, social or political belief. Under this law if you stop someone on the street and hand them a Bible you can be considered a TERRORIST. If you advocate action against a corporation or the government you can be considered a TERRORIST.
If we don't stop this here at YouTube and raise a HUGE CONCERN right now - they will pass S1959. They will rationalize that we will ACCEPT the censorship and go further. While the request of Senator Lieberman SEEMS reasonable the bill itself has so many holes that you could interpret it MANY different ways. There are videos on this - I suggest you watch them or go to http://www.USA180.org and look at our analysis of the bill itself. We have to act NOW and get this message EVERYWHERE. Create your own video. ACT!
In May this year, (2008) Sen. Joseph Lieberman demanded YouTube to block videos depicting assassinations, death of US soldiers, as well as weapon training and speeches that encourage violence and could be used as a tool to create homegrown terrorists.
Although the immediate response was not the one expected by Sen. Lieberman, four months later YouTube answered his prayers, posting a warning in its community guidelines meant to stop such videos from being uploaded on YouTube; however, this doesn’t mean YouTube’s policy has changed.
YouTube argued that it is impossible to preview all videos before allowing them to appear on the site, since approximately 13 hours of video are being uploaded every few minutes. That being said, the website will continue to rely on the user community to report the videos that break these guidelines.
Earlier this year, YouTube removed over 80 videos that violated content regulations, following Sen. Lieberman’s recommendations. However, the content uploaded on the website every minute remains hard to control.
According to YouTube’s revised guidelines, users are not encouraged to post videos depicting bomb making, or graphic and gratuitous violence. “If your video shows someone getting hurt, attacked, or humiliated, don’t post it,” YouTube warned, otherwise you will have your account banned.
Sen. Lieberman released a statement regarding YouTube’s new standards for videos, saying that YouTube represented a tool for Islamist terrorist organizations to recruit and train followers; however, the stronger community guidelines should decrease the number of videos on YouTube produced by al-Qaeda and affiliated Islamist terrorist organizations, he added.
Sen. Lieberman hailed YouTube’s decision to strengthen its standards, however, he also continued to urge Google, who owns YouTube, to remove all videos produced by Foreign Terrorist Organizations, not just those that violate community guidelines.
Adding to his fast growing list of gaffes, McCain confused the National Guard with the Army during a Townhall meeting.
The large contingent that deployed from Alaska to Iraq on September 11, 2008 that McCain refers to, was not of the Alaska National Guard but was in fact the Army's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.
McCain also noted that Sarah Palin's son was a member of the National Guard which is also incorrect. Palin's son, Track, is a member of the Army.
Maybe McCain is getting ALZHEIMERS???? He is after all 72 years old.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Hurricane Ike hit Texas last week. There are still no details on how many fatalities they were. This video is trying to find out the truth of what really happened.
There are also stories of FEMA refusing to supply ice to those communities with no electricity and no water. They need ice to keep food and medicine cool. And where there IS no water, the ice is needed to make water.
This is shaping up to be as bad, if not worse than Hurricane Katrina three years ago. The day after Katrina swept through New Orleans, the media were there and showing the world the devastation, the dead bodies in the streets and the flooding and destruction and the LACK of FEMA action.
Looks like the federal government (and FEMA) is actively censoring the news and stopping the free movement of the media this time around.
5 days ago on Monday 15th, September 2008, two financial companies on Wall Street went belly up. (Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch). The stock market lost millions in just one day and there was a huge drop in the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq.
Ron Paul knows what he is talking about. He has served 10 terms in Congress for the Texas. Its quite probable that his part of Texas was damaged in Hurricane Ike last week. He is also a Constitutionalist. This means that if it's not in the Constitution, then you cannot do it. It has to be covered by the Constitution to be legal.
And yes, you may have heard that he is an obstetrics doctor by trade, yes he is. BUT that has not prevented him from learning everything he can about the US monetary system. Ron Paul was talking about all this (how the economy needed to fixed immeidately or it would collapse) last year when he was running for president. Last year noone wanted to listen to him. Only now that the system is going crazy and on the verge of collapsing, do the media start asking him for more details about what it going to happen.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Ryan Dawson explains exactly WHY Obama will not make any difference to the USA.
Ryan also explains exactly WHAT the Americns MUST do to restore the USA to some degree of sanity.
Ryan wrote a book called Welcome to the USSA
Ryan does not mince words. He calls it exactly how he sees it.
Ryan is an American living in Japan so he can see it all clearly.
Anyone living outside the USA can see things clearly.
But most of those who live in USA, choose to not listen to things that Ryan Dawson, Alex Jones, Jeff Rense (before his site was hacked and shut down) and Michael Rivero are saying. And ALL OF them are Americans who have opened their eyes, they have seen the truth and they do not have any blinders on.
The majority of Americans have blinders on and refuse to accept the truth. The USA is now a fascist state, a police state.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
September 12, 2008
A pretty scathing charge from Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., this morning as he spoke to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and assailed Sen. John McCain's, R-Ariz., position on free trade.
"Just ask the machinists in Pennsylvania who build Harley-Davidsons," Obama said of McCain's record. "Because John McCain didn’t just oppose the requirement that the government buy American-made motorcycles, he called Buy American provisions 'disgraceful.' Just ask the workers across this country who have seen their jobs outsourced. The very companies that shipped their jobs overseas have been rewarded with billions of dollars in tax breaks that John McCain supports and plans to continue.
"So, when American workers hear John McCain talking about putting 'Country First,'" Obama said, "it’s fair to ask –- which country?"
Friday, September 12, 2008
Who is Trig Palin's Real Mother?
Posted August 31, 2008.
2 minutes 30
Although the risk of Downs Syndrome is higher in an older woman, just as many downs syndrome babies (if not more) are born to younger women as well. But the younger mothers are not offered any tests, like an older mothers are. This implies that the older mothers will abort a downs syndrome baby.
The Nomination Of Sarah Palin: Religious Extremism Triumphant
Sarah Palin is a right-wing religious extremist, and John McCain chose her as his running mate precisely because he thought (correctly) that her views would appease and energize the Christian conservative base of the Republican Party. What is important about Palin's religious beliefs is not her application of them to her personal life but her desire to impose them on others through public law and policy.
Palin, who wants to criminalize abortion, chose to carry a Down syndrome fetus to term after receiving a prenatal diagnosis through amniocentesis. That is her absolute right. But 90 percent of American women who receive the same diagnosis choose to terminate their pregnancies. Palin wants to force her values on women who do not agree with her, and that is the definition of religious extremism.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
3 minutes 30
We have to spread the truth about McCain ourselves because it's clear the corporate media won't. NOW. FAST. FURIOUS. EVERYWHERE.
We are in the two-minute drill with no timeouts. No more sitting on the sidelines and allowing the McCain campaign to rack up points with countless distortions.
As we've seen with The Real McCain 2 (nearly 4.5 million views and counting!), once the truth gets out, it's hard to stop. In the last few days we have seen a disgusting descent into the worst of sleazy smear politics. We need to spread the facts and the truth. Send this to your friends and relations, especially if they are unsure or undecided—they're more willing to believe you than a talking head!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
These were all filmed before the 2008 Republcan National Conference.
You need to see what a LIAR Mr McCain truely is.
He favours the religious right.
Just consider who he chose for his VP running mate.
He has even said that USA WILL stay in Iraq for 100 years if necessary if he becomes president. That means your children, your siblings, and your nieces & nephews ALL being drafted into a war that was and still is ILLEGAL.
15 minutes total for 5 videos.
The Real McCain
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Did you see Barack Obama go on The O'Reilly Factor last night-right into the belly of the beast? While we didn't want Obama to appear on FOX initially, he wisely chose the same night John McCain delivered his RNC speech (the same night FOX received some of its highest ratings) to make an appearance. Talk about stealing the GOP's thunder!
Obama was no doubt trying to appeal to conservative voters, since 88% of FOX viewers voted Republican in 2004. But FOX won't let their conservative base go without a fight. That's why O'Reilly needled and interrupted Obama, trying to get him to simplify many of his answers-a far cry from the softballs O'Reilly lobbed at many prominent Republicans like Rudy Giuliani in the past. And that's why FOX has been attacking Obama with the same relentless smear tactics that they used against John Kerry four years ago. Watch them use the exact same attacks.
Don't let FOX repeat its history of distortions. Send this video to everyone you know! And get a copy to networking sites like Digg as soon as possible. Make sure everyone knows that FOX is always willing to distort, slander, and smear-whatever it takes to advance their conservative agenda.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Two days ago Campbell Brown of CNN kept asking Tucker Bounds (from Senator McCain's office) questions about Governor Sarah Palin's experience. What executive experience has she had? Name ONE decision that Sarah Palin has made as the Commander of the National Guard in Alaska.
Watch this video and see how Tucker tries everything and goes every which way he can, to NOT answer the question. He talks about McCain and Obama and how weak Obama is compared with McCain.
For me personally - McCain has no military experience at all. Yes he was in service in Vietnam, but that all got cancelled out what he was captured and thrown into a POW camp. And then he started SINGING like a canary and telling the Vietcong everything they wanted to know about the American military. NOW we know why the USA LOST the Vietnam war. Because John McCain was a coward and a traitor.
We all know that John McCain was born in Panama in 1936. Congress passed a law in 1937 (and did NOT make it retroactive) saying that any child born outside of USA from American born parents was automatically protected as an American citizen.
Therefore John McCain is NOT a natural born American citizen. He would have had to become naturalised. So if John McCain is a naturalised citizen and is allowed to run for the Presidency - why is Arnold Schwarzenegger (also a naturalised citizen) NOT allowed to run for the presidency?
I am not going to start on Sarah Palin. She has been all over the news this week, ever since McCain chose her last Friday (5 days ago) to be his running mate for VP.
Anyway, as a result of Campbell Brown asking her questions, John McCain had a temper tantrum yesterday and has decided to NOT go on the Larry King show tonight. Larry King is on CNN.
Wolf Blitzer just reported (Sept 2nd) that the campaign has canceled a scheduled interview with Larry King due to an unfriendly segment last night (Sept 1st) on CNN -- where the network's Campbell Brown grilled McCain spokesperson Tucker Bounds over Sarah Palin's lack of foreign policy experience. Blitzer said the McCain campaign complained that Campbell Brown's grilling of Tucker Bounds over Sarah Palin's lack of foreign policy experience was "over the line."
It was not over the line. Campbell was asking a simple questions and was pushing for an answer. That is perfectly acceptable in a political campaign.
John McCain has lost already - He is a 72 year old man acting like a CHILD!!!
Would you want someone like him in the White House - ignoring the current child who has been there for the last 8 years.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
It looks like McCain MAY have been trying to woo Dr Ron Paul as a possible VP if Sarah Palin becomes too unfeasible for the party. McCain asked Ron Paul to say a few nice things about him and his campaign. In return Paul asked for some time on the floor. McCain's staff agreed that Ron Paul was allowed on the floor, but only under a lot of restrictions.
Dr Ron Paul is a long standing member of the Republican party. He has been in the congress for around 30 years. He certainly has more experience than both McCain and Sarah Palin. The ONLY reason he is being blocked by the republican party is becaue he strongly oppsoses the Iraq war, the Afghanistan war and the future Iran war. He strongly opposes all of the current Administration's foreign and monetary policy.
This video is a short interview done on CNN this morning at Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Sept 2nd)