Trump and...the Wall, Healthcare, the Mid-East and Tariffs

The Wall: It’s being built. Slowly but surely. But the ire and criticism about the wall shouldn’t be directed at Trump. It should be directed at those circumventing the construction of it. And those advocating for limited or zero border control, sanctuary policy, harboring illegal foreign nationals and demanding they be allowed to vote in U.S. elections.

 

Healthcare: My healthcare’s great! You want great healthcare, or healthcare at all, no problem. It’s a service, like cable TV, electricity and a cell phone plan...go out and “subscribe” to it. The government isn’t responsible for the nations healthcare just like it isn’t responsible to feed, clothe and shelter the poor and indigent. But be that as it may this is Congress’ mess of a baby, not the presidents, who has a job to do which doesn’t revolve around being everyone’s daddy.

 

The Mid-East: What would you like Trump to do about it that you didn’t ask Obama or the five presidents before him to do about it??

 

Tariffs: Fair trade is the ONLY way to move forward. Trump is right. America has been getting screwed and has been taken advantage of for FAR too long by the rest of the world. I don’t have a crystal ball but sometimes the staff must take charge over the asylum. We’ll have to see how things shake out on this one. Right now the economy’s great and my business has never been busier. If things change I’ll be the first to raise hell.

Comments

Bill H. Added Aug 10, 2018 - 11:38pm
From what I understand, the only construction of the wall to date is a 14 mile segment near San Diego which is replacement of existing fence at a cost of 147 million dollars, and was approved way back in 2009.
Please supply me with some REAL proof (not Breitbart) that I am incorrect.
wsucram15 Added Aug 11, 2018 - 1:20am
Me too...I pay taxes also, I'd like to see they are not going for that wall.
Middle East-cant say much to that..they have all screwed that up
I disagree about Tariffs..but hey you are the business owner.
Flying Junior Added Aug 11, 2018 - 2:36am
The wall...
 
Plastered across the headlines every day.  Trump wants to shut down the government to get funding.  He is perfectly willing and sees it as a legitimate cudgel.
 
Don't make me laugh.
 
Trump is too stupid to supervise the construction of a wooden fence.
MEFOBILLS Added Aug 11, 2018 - 11:23am
 
Healthcare: My healthcare’s great! You want great healthcare, or healthcare at all, no problem. It’s a service, like cable TV, electricity and a cell phone plan...go out and “subscribe” to it.
 
Not really.  Public health means your population becomes low cost, and hence is able to out-produce "coolie" labor.
 
The American System of Henry Clay and Peshine Smith was high external taxes (tariffs), and low internal taxes.  At the same time, American labor was to be educated and healthy, while operating industrial machinery.  Said machinery could produce more than human labor because it had "horsepower" via steam then electrification.  
 
Medical is a MIXED MARKET.  That means it has both elastic and inelastic modes.
 
Elastic is price competition holding prices low.  For example, if you go to grocery store and don't like the price of one brand of cookies, you can buy another brand.
 
Inelastic is when there is no natural price competition.  Example:  A port is a natural geographic feature.  What are you going to do, sail your ship to another port many 100's of miles away to avoid high fees?
 
Mixed is where both inelastic and elastic modes are present.  Medical becomes inelastic when you are nearing death, or are incapacitated.  You don't give a damn about price and will do anything to stay alive.  
 
Predators on the right claim that medical should be "free market" meaning elastic.  That is a lie.  We already see this in high drug prices where the "Free Market" doesn't work.
 
Predators on the left claim that medical should be government owned as if it is purely inelastic.  That is a lie too.  A large component of medical is elastic.
 
These lies by both camps obscure the facts.  The best medical care system will recognize when the consumer is in elastic mode, or inelastic mode.  Legal rules apply to the mode, to then deliver at the lowest price.  
 
American's are being reduced to coolie labor, the opposite of what Clay and Peshine Smith wanted.  
Bill H. Added Aug 11, 2018 - 1:27pm
I am all for border security, but the use of technology is far more effective than building an archaic wall.
I suspect the wall thing is simply for fulfilling Trump's ego, as is his longing for a Military parade.
MEFOBILLS Added Aug 11, 2018 - 1:52pm
Hungary's double fence system is excellent and ingenious.  
 
The fence is well within the border of Hungary, and signs are posted to indicate when you are on Hungarian territory.  People that want to get into Hungary are directed to a large area with buildings, where they can legally apply.  Said buildings are outside of the fence but on Hungarian soil.
 
Since the fence allows them to leave and go away to other countries (usually Germany or Sweden), they never come back for their trial. 
 
This then thwarts the Soro's style NGO attack.  This attack is premised on clogging up the courts.
 
For example, in America if you set one foot on the soil, then you are caught and released.  The "released" person then melts into the population and never shows up for his court date.  As the population becomes more and more hispanic and Norte Mexico, then "melting" becomes ever easier.   
 
Obama went along with this diabolical scheme of population replacement, especially with the advent of sanctuary cities.   NGO Soros people will simply counter that we need more "judges."  
 
How about the Hungarian method, it is proven to work?
 
Double fences work and they are fast and cheap.  You don't need a wall.
 
Even the Israeli double fence works great - but we cannot mention that since Jews advocate for populate replacement everywhere but in Israel.  Hypocrisy in action.  
Eric Reports Added Aug 11, 2018 - 2:51pm
Flying Jr, you are the stupid one.  What monkey taught you how to use a computer? 
BUILD THAT WALL!!!
Great photo of Biden and what's her name.
Bill H. Added Aug 11, 2018 - 3:44pm
 
So the same guy that wants to build and archaic wall rather than apply much more effective technological methods now wants to launch the US Space Force? Maybe he's thinking of watching his wall from orbit and shooting laser weapons from space onto those who dare climb it?
I'll bet this will be the new video game he will be playing from his desk in between tweets.
MEFOBILLS Added Aug 11, 2018 - 3:59pm
Actually weaponizing space makes sense.... even though I'm against it.
 
It pure logic terms, taking the "high ground" is always a strategic advantage.  A tungsten rod thrown down from space hits with enough kinetic energy to be similar to a small nuclear explosion.
 
Knocking out enemy satellites blind your enemy, so no high tech military can fight. 
 
Lasers can hit high flying missiles at apogee.
 
What actually happens in a near peer world, is your "enemy" will build the same capacity as you, and an arms race then depletes the productive energy of your population and is wasteful, leading toward less security.
 
Military men often have over-active fear centers, and are not the ones who should be making the "big" decisions.  
 
Congress, before 17'th amendment, was repository for long range civilization knowledge - Senate was to be the greatest deliberative body on earth.  We should look inward at why we are malfunctioning.
 
Unfortunately, we are now crazy because our Senators are paid off populists, dupes in the pocket of monied interests.  
FacePalm Added Aug 11, 2018 - 6:03pm
MEFOBILLS-
Have you ever heard of a "Dr. Steven Greer"?
He says that hundreds of UFO's have been disabled over the years, and that many super-secret things have been reverse-engineered from them; in addition, he says that there has been a colony on Mars for some time already, and some exploration has been done of other solar systems in our galaxy, too.
The formation of the "Space Force" may simply be a way to cover for what has already been done for quite some time.
If interested, Greer has many vids up on youtube.
Personally, i suspect that among the things that were reverse-engineered are the night-vision devices, CD's, IC's, and bullet-proof clothing like Kevlar.
Some say that the "elites" have already formed their "breakaway civilization." 
Bill H. Added Aug 11, 2018 - 11:08pm
The USAF is doing a great job in the area of space recon and defense. All they would need is additional funding to accelerate in this area, if needed.
 
As far as reverse-engineering UFO's, Do a search on Papoose Lake and Robert Lazar. Don't confuse Papoose Lake with what you hear is supposedly going on at Groom Lake (Area 51). They are two different locations entirely.
 
FacePalm Added Aug 12, 2018 - 3:30am
Bill H-
If i understand you, you're saying that the Air Force could handle all the parameters of any proposed Space Force, and therefore the creation of an entirely new branch - as well as the command and control structure, the buildings and etc. - is completely unnecessary and a HUGE expense, to boot.  If that's what you're saying, we're on the same page.  The entire bureaucracy and the infrastructure is ALREADY IN PLACE with the Air Force, right? 
 
As to Robert Lazar, i thought i'd heard the name before - he was one of hundreds interviewed for the Sirius Disclosure Project, and one of several dozen who made the final cut for the film, as well.  i did watch about a 30min. vid. on him, where he passed a lie detector and had various people verify that he WAS employed where he'd SAID he was, although the public affairs people at each place - including Los Alamos - absolutely denied that he'd EVER worked there.  In short, i believe him credible.
 
What my HOPE is is that Trump will release some of the Great Stuff that has been discovered, particularly the power sources, so that Americans can be freed from most utility bills - could be a mighty tough slog, though, as the oil companies will do much worse than squeal bloody murder, they'll likely attempt it, too, as they know that a non-polluting power source would utterly devastate their industry and all the jobs currently dependent upon it.
 
Flying Junior Added Aug 12, 2018 - 4:10am
Eric,
 
I learned to type in the summer of 1969 on a typewriter at La Jolla Elementary School.
 
I cut my teeth in the IT industry as a hardware technical support person for KayPro computers beginning the summer of 1987.  I got the job, because I was the only applicant with both an A.S. degree and a demonstrable ability to converse in Spanish.  It was the last days of DOS 3.21.  Windows 3.1 was just being developed.  WordPerfect 5.0 was the industry standard for word processing.  I also worked for an expandable fonts company and later for STAC Electronics, the originators of the compression algorithms.
 
I guess just about anybody can use a computer.  Being able to set up and maintain a network is more challenging.  Does your mom make sure that your network connection works from day to day?
FacePalm Added Aug 12, 2018 - 4:12am
As to the Wall, however, the Israelis have often proved the validity of theirs, as well as it's effectiveness.  IIRC, as part of the last Omnibus spending bill, American foreign aid was authorized to help some OTHER country build THEIR wall, but the border wall Trump promised was specifically forbidden by that same bill.  Insanity and hypocrisy, for the democrats have changed their tune 180 from what even ol' BJ Billy said back in the 90's.
If there was only electronic hi-tech security for the border, that would be singularly ineffective as a prevention-of-illegal-crossings defense UNLESS the detectors were also hooked up to something akin to the Phalanx weapons system - basically, a souped-up Gatling gun capable of firing so many rounds so fast that in essence, a semi-solid stream of lead kills everything in it's path.  It would definitely end any second attempts at crossing, and leave someone a terrible mess to clean up - as well as the international "outrage" at the Americans defending the borders with deadly force.  Such a position might become necessary, though, as more and more of the socialist-style tyrannies in S and Central America become more and more untenable.
Right now, Americans take in at least a million people per year LEGALLY; allegedly, at least 5 million come in via the illegal route, and that's GOT to stop, not only because it's bad for Americans, but it's part and parcel of a long-term plan to destroy America by the globalists...the increased strains and burdens upon all systems - transportation, medical, schools, law enforcement, social services and prisons, for starters - is intended to bankrupt America and foment so much divisiveness as to cause a violent backlash against them, an internal war.
 
But look at China; they've had a wall for over a THOUSAND YEARS, and have NEVER had any trouble with Mexicans crossing illegally at all...
 
Flying Junior Added Aug 12, 2018 - 4:13am
Hey!
 
What the hell happened to Not My Brother's Keeper?
 
Talk about an antagonistic right-wing name from hell!  Guessing our Norwegian troll bloggy host is on to his or her next assignment.
 
As President Obama tried to explain to you guys, yes, we are our brother's keeper.  Talking about working together.
Flying Junior Added Aug 12, 2018 - 5:18am
FacePalm,
 
I have often wondered why DJT could not have found the time to do a photo op on the Great Wall of China.  It would seem to me that would have been a priceless opportunity for some serious propaganda.  I guess that on a multi-dimensional plane, you and I may have crossed thoughts once or twice.
FacePalm Added Aug 12, 2018 - 10:09am
As to D'OhBama, it won't be too awful long before he himself is being kept - a prisoner, for Treason - if you can believe the prophesy given to Mark Taylor, that is.  Perhaps some wag will put his quote about being his brother's keeper on his cell door.  T'would be a fitting reminder for him to see that every day for the rest of his sentence.
 
But as you already know, the "brother's keeper" remark was Cain's flippant answer to God when He asked him where Abel was; Cain, the first murderer.
 
Yes, i think that a photo of Trump on China's wall would be hilarious, especially with a caption about no illegal Mexican immigrants; might make a great meme, for anyone who has photoshop talents, as well.  On one website - Mediaite, maybe, or Breitbart, or something similar - there was thread with MANY photoshopped memes; one of the most hilarious (to me) super-imposed the face of that guy with glasses and a sock hat screaming over Trump's win onto the face of the toddler on the fake-news cover of Time Magazine which showed the alleged inhumanity of Trump in re: the detention centers for children separated from their illegal immigrant mothers.
 
Another in a similar vein showed a line of toddlers, all with superimposed faces of whiners like Pelosi, Mad Max, Cryin' Chuck, Songbird McCain, et. al - maybe 7 or 8, in all.  Great stuff.
MEFOBILLS Added Aug 12, 2018 - 11:11am
The Press conveniently leaves out that many of the "chillen" were not with their parents.  Somebody can find the data, but I came across a figure of only 20% were with parents, the remaining 80 would respond incorrectly to cues, like when was your child born, or other simple questions, etc.
 
dna testing
 
The DNA testing and separation idea was reasonable to prevent child trafficking and slavery.
 
Again, this gets back to liberals who don't want to deal with reality and have feigned outrage.  
 
There are thousands of sealed indictments, many of them related to pedophilia and trafficking.  Body parts of young children are "rejuvination" agents for Satanists.  
 
Those of you who cry about the poor "chillen" are actually dupes who are complicit in murder.  
 
The border has to be secured and rule of law re-established.  Those of you who get in the way of higher civilization are going to be crushed, because you are on the side of death.
 
 
MEFOBILLS Added Aug 12, 2018 - 11:26am
FACE,
 
I used to eat lunch with Dr. Noyce, the inventor of the IC.  So, aliens didn't invent integrated circuits - we did.  
 
I know it sounds fantastic that somebody would make a claim like this on the back pages of an obscure blog, but consider that it is in the realm of statistical probability.  
 
I actually made Noyce pretty mad at one lunch meeting, and he died about six months later - I have guilt about that, probably misplaced.  I also have many patents in this area, although I'm not the prime inventor like Noyce.
 
With regards to UFO's, now that cell phone cameras are proliferating, we are getting FEWER sightings. (I didn't invent the cell phone camera, but have a lot to do with high speed radar chips that auto park your car today.) 
 
I'm willing to believe that there is something weird out there.  When I was a young man in the Air Force, we debriefed our "Crew"  and something had passed them up.  It was either one of ours or one of theirs.  At the time, ours was the fastest airplane in the world, and it is all I can say about it now.  And I mean, really passed them up at an astonishing rate of speed.
 
It is quite something to see our best Aviators rattled and how we dealt with it.  Shrugs and a report filed.
FacePalm Added Aug 12, 2018 - 12:56pm
At youtube, there's a channel run by "secureteam10" which posts vids almost every day about one or more sightings.
 
It's unfortunate that your friend passed away.  i can remember the first time i got a look at the actual integrated circuit "inside the box," through either a loupe or a microscope, forgot which, now.   Looked like an entire city in there.  i'd be curious as to where he had gotten his inspiration from...and if, perchance, he'd seen anything similar before.
 
Great news on the "many patents," as well; hopefully, you have made more than enough from them to have a comfortable retirement.  Ever run into pre-existing claims from Tesla?  FMO, many who seek patents on electrical or electronic devices often do.
 
As to the border, i agree; the "poor children being separated from their families by that mean ol' Donald Trump" is just yet another way to try to blame him for - well, just about everything.  Have to admit i enjoyed a bit of schadenfruede when it turned out that many of the pics which engendered such hysteria were proven to have been taken in 2014, under D'OhBama-the-Magnificent's reign.
MEFOBILLS Added Aug 12, 2018 - 8:18pm
 hopefully, you have made more than enough from them to have a comfortable retirement.
 
That's not how it works in corporate america.  You sign your patent rights away.  If you are typing on a computer or cell phone, I'm inside.  If it wasn't me, then somebody else would probably have invented it - who knows.  
 
Corporations use patents in infringement fights.  It is all about the lawyers.  If you are on the bleeding edge of some new technology, then your patents are primary and they are much harder to work around.  Corporations love those types of patents especially if they can monetize them.  
 
With regards to  cities on the chips, we lay them out in functional blocks.  
 
Noyce's inspiration was trying to get rid of wires.  If you make all the interconnects on the chip then they are shorter and more repeatable, hence more reliable.  Bonus, they use less electricity.
 
Some of the inventors are lost to time.  For example, the inventor that figured out how to remove nitride is lost, and he is probably eating cat-food out of a tin.  The technology would not have moved forward without some key inventions.
 
A lot of rich people did not earn their money, but instead stole it legally, or rode on the shoulders of others.  
 
FacePalm Added Aug 12, 2018 - 10:29pm
That is an unfortunate truism.  Most of the wealthy, i daresay, got that way via their exploitation of "others."  The majority feel they must be predatory and ungenerous in order to make - and keep - their pile.
 
i'm sorry that you apparently weren't compensated commensurate with your contribution(s).  I'm thinkin' residual checks would've been quite welcome.
 
I read a biography of Nicola Tesla, where the agreement he'd made with Westinghouse(after Edison reneged on a deal) was that he'd get a tiny percentage of every watt of electricity sold; when Westinghouse got squeezed by one of the other big boys, he asked Tesla to give up his right to that percentage, but had he refused, he would likely have been the world's first billionaire, AND he would have been able to self-fund some of his more interesting projects like the heterodyne transmission of hi-frequency waves via Earth's standing wave frequency(roughly 8hz, iirc - the Wardenclyff project, maybe?), such that anyone who needed power anywhere on earth could simply buy a transformer geared to that frequency, plug it into the ground, then it would transform the hi-freq low current into the usable A/C wattage needed - but when his financial backer got wind of what Tesla was up to, he shut down his funding; he didn't want to give ANYthing that couldn't be metered and sold to the hoi or the polloi.
 
That, in a microcosm, is at the root of the "system" we have today.
Jeff Michka Added Aug 16, 2018 - 9:05pm
MOFO; some of those "invading' parents might be Jews.  You should check.  This hispanic immigration thing may be another version of a Zionist attempt to take EVERYTHING over. :-)   Isn't MS13 an Israeli gang?  Hey, Faced...who invented radio?