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  • The SES Government of 7000 Strangers?

    The SES Government of 7000 Strangers?

    I am directing all questions,  to elected SENATORS JOHNSON, MCCAIN, PORTMAN, LANKFORD, ERNST, SASSE, CARPER, MCCASKILL, BALDWIN, HEITKAMP, AND PETERS PRESENT.

     As members of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) Committee 

    THE 7000 SENIOR EXECUTIVE CAREER  OPERATIVES IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) ARE NOT STRANGERS TO YOU.

    As Required by Public Law No: 114-136 (03/18/2016)

    THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL AND MANAGEMENT (OPM) TO REPORT THE NUMBER, NAMES, TITLES, AND PAY OF ALL POLITICAL APPOINTEES WHO HAVE BEEN CONVERTED TO CAREER POSITIONS (SES) TO THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT & GOVERNMENT REFORM (OGR) AND THE HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (HSGAC) ON A QUARTERLY BASIS.

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    YOU THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES IN THE U.S.GOVERNMENT, KNOW EXACTLY WHO THEY ARE, AND YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY DO.

    A government of strangers: Executive politics in Washington

    H Heclo – 2011 – books.google.com

    HOW DO POLITICAL APPOINTEES TRY TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE WASHINGTON BUREAUCRACY?

     HOW DO HIGH-RANKING CAREER BUREAUCRATS TRY TO ENSURE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTINUITY?

    THE ANSWERS ARE SOUGHT IN THIS ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONS BETWEEN APPOINTEES AND BUREAUCRATS that uses the participants’ own words to describe the imperatives they face and the strategies they adopt.


    SHIFTING ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE WELL-PUBLICIZED ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT
    , High Heclo

    Cited by 981 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save More

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    FEB 14, 2017 WHO’S LEAKING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, THAT THREATENS NATIONAL SECURITY? SHIFTING ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE WELL-PUBLICIZED ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT?

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    Feb. 15, 2017 WIKILEAKED “AMAZING BATTLE FOR DOMINANCE IS PLAYING OUT BETWEEN THE ELECTED US GOVT & THE IC WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES TO BE THE ‘PERMANENT GOVERNMENT’,” ASSANGE WROTE.

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    WHAT A MESS…

    THE ELECTED US GOVERNMENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP, MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE,

    THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY (IC),THE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS (HSGAC)  &

    THE IC WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES TO BE THE ‘PERMANENT GOVERNMENT’

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    I do investigating reporting on my website.

    Concerned American Citizens send me tips, I received one the first week in Nov 2016, about a FOURTH SECRET POWER EMBEDDED in the US Government.

    WHAT THE HELL IS THE FOURTH SECRET POWER IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT?

    In the U.S. Constitution there are only THREE  separate powers of Government

    ONE IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE EMBODIED IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION IS SEPARATION OF POWERS. … EACH OF THE THREE GOVERNMENTAL BRANCHES, LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL, “CHECKS” THE POWERS OF THE OTHER BRANCHES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PRINCIPAL POWERS OF THE GOVERNMENT ARE NOT CONCENTRATED IN THE HANDS OF ANY SINGLE BRANCH.

    I’ve spent hundreds of hours researching, reading, documenting and critically thinking (connecting the dots) and there is only one fourth secret power embedded in the US Government, that fits the criteria.

    ARE THE 7000 (SES) SENIOR CAREER UNTOUCHABLE  EXECUTIVES IN CIVIL SERVICE, TRAINED AND PROVIDED BY (SES) THAT OPERATES AND OVERSEE NEARLY EVERY GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY IN APPROXIMATELY 75 FEDERAL AGENCIES.

    Senior Executive Service – OPM

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/seniorexecutiveservice/

    The Senior Executive Service (SES) lead America’s workforce. … SES MEMBERS ARE THE MAJOR LINK BETWEEN THESE APPOINTEES and the rest of the Federal workforce. THEY OPERATE AND OVERSEE NEARLY EVERY GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY IN APPROXIMATELY 75 FEDERAL AGENCIES.

    HOW POWERFUL ARE THE SES CAREER EXECUTIVE?

    THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) IS A CORPS OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO ADMINISTER PUBLIC PROGRAMS

     AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT..

    SES LEVEL V – O-7 – BRIGADIER GENERAL

     

    Civilian to Military Rank – FederalPay

    https://www.federalpay.org/article/civilian-to-military-rank

     

    Equivalent Civilian to Military Ranks

    Civilian Grade Military Rank

    Army Title

    GS-13

    O-4

    Major

    GS-14

    O-5

    Lieutenant Colonel

    GS-15

    O-6

    Colonel

    SES LEVEL V

    O-7

    BRIGADIER GENERAL

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    HOW DO HIGH-RANKING CAREER BUREAUCRATS TRY TO ENSURE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTINUITY?

    Obama signs “Ted Kaufman’s” Transition Act – The News Journal

    www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/…/obamasigns-ted…transition…/82255556/

    MAR 25, 2016 – A BILL SIGNED MARCH 18, BY PRESIDENT OBAMA bears the name of a Delawarean, Ted Kaufman. The “Edward ‘Ted’ Kaufman and Michael Leavitt

     PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITIONS ... President Obama’s handoff to his successor will be much smoother. … In a rare bipartisan moment it passed the Senate unanimously

    Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015.”\17\

    (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to direct the President to plan and coordinate activities to facilitate an efficient transfer of power to a successor President, including by: (1) not later than six months before a presidential election, establishing and operating a White House transition coordinating council; and (2) establishing and operating an agency transition directors council.

    To ENSURE that agencies plan adequately for transitions, this section also requires that not later than six months before Election Day, the head of each agency

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    Just asking? TO ENSURE IN APPROXIMATELY 75 FEDERAL AGENCIES?

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    SHALL DESIGNATE A SENIOR CAREER EMPLOYEE of each major component and subcomponent of the agency to overseetransition activities.  Also, not later than September 15 of a presidential election year, for each critical non-career position in an agency,

    the head of the agency SHALL DESIGNATE A QUALIFIED CAREER EMPLOYEE to serve in an acting capacity during the transition. THIS SECTION ALSO REQUIRES, to the greatest extent practicable, the negotiation of memorandums of understanding between the incumbent administration (acting through the Federal Transition Coordinator) and the transition teams of major candidates, not later than November 1 of a presidential election year. To the greatest extent practicable, the memorandums of understanding SHALL BE BASED on those from past transitions.

    (Sec. 4) This section directs the Office of Personnel Management to submit

     TO SPECIFIED CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES ANNUAL REPORTS ON REQUESTS BY AGENCIES TO APPOINT POLITICAL APPOINTEES OR FORMER POLITICAL APPOINTEES TO NONPOLITICAL CIVIL SERVICE POSITIONS.

    These reports shall be submitted quarterly in the last year of a presidential term or in the last year of the second consecutive term of a President.

    (Sec. 5) This section directs the Government Accountability Office to report to specified congressional committees on final significant regulatory actions promulgated during the last 120-day period of presidential administrations ending in 2001, 2009, and 2017.

    A significant regulatory action means any regulatory action that is likely to result in a rule that may: (1) have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or adversely affect in a material way the economy, the environment, productivity, competition, jobs, public health or safety, or state, local, or tribal governments or communities; (2) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an agency action; (3) materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs,

    OR (4) RAISE NOVEL LEGAL OR POLICY ISSUES.

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    HOW CONSTITUTIONAL IS THE “UNCHECKED” (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF FOURTH POWER?

    IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION THERE ARE ONLY THREE  SEPARATE POWERS OF GOVERNMENT

    ONE IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE EMBODIED IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION IS SEPARATION OF POWERS. … EACH OF THE THREE GOVERNMENTAL BRANCHES, LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL, “CHECKS” THE POWERS OF THE OTHER BRANCHES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PRINCIPAL POWERS OF THE GOVERNMENT ARE NOT CONCENTRATED IN THE HANDS OF ANY SINGLE BRANCH.

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    Just saying….THE KGB… was originally designed in March 1954  to be a state security committee and was attached to the Council of Ministers.


  • Hillary Supporters Don’t Know History

    Undecided? This American history lesson is for you.

    “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

    Who said that? Edmund Burke  He is mainly remembered for his support of the American colonies in the dispute with King George III and Great Britain

    THAT LED TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

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    DOOMED BY DEFINITION: CONDEMNED” TO CERTAIN DESTRUCTION OR DEATH. CAUSE TO HAVE AN UNFORTUNATE AND INESCAPABLE OUTCOME.

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    WINSTON CHURCHILL WORRIED NOT SO MUCH THAT THOSE WHO FORGET THE PAST ARE “CONDEMNED” TO RELIVE IT, BUT THAT THE LOSS OF THE PAST WOULD MEAN  (House of Commons, 16 November 1948)

    RECENT HISTORY? WOULD MEAN?

    WITHOUT AMERICA THERE IS NO FREE WORLD

    WITHOUT TRUMP THERE IS NO AMERICA

    INDEED, WE MUST ELECT TRUMP PRESIDENT

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     PAST HISTORY? LOST PAST?  RECENT HISTORY? WOULD MEAN?

    THE DOCUMENTED “BLATANT” CORRUPTION OF HILLARY, THE CLINTON’S AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

    INDEED, THAT CORRUPTION IS WHAT LED THE REVOLUTION OF AMERICAN VOTERS TO ELECT DONALD J. TRUMP IN THE PRIMARY.

    TRUMP AND HIS PATRIOTIC AMERICAN SUPPORTERS  DO KNOW HISTORY THE OF OUR COUNTRY,

    AND WE KNOW THE PAST EIGHT YEAR HISTORY  OF OBAMA’S GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION

    AND,  SO HELP ME GOD “WE THE PEOPLE” ARE NOT GOING TO ALLOW THE “BLATANT”  IGNORANCE,  OR AS GRUBER CALLS IT STUPIDITY OR WHATEVER, OF HILLARY’S VOTERS TO DOOM THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    “BLATANT”  is a key word in this post

    THE HISTORY OF THE WORD “BLATANT”  BY DEFINITION

    Late 16th century: perhaps an alteration of Scots blatand ‘BLEATING’.

    It was first used by Spenser AS AN EPITHET FOR A THOUSAND-TONGUED MONSTER produced by Cerberus and Chimaera,

    A SYMBOL OF CALUMNY, WHICH HE CALLED THE BLATANT BEAST.

    It was subsequently USED TO MEAN ‘CLAMOROUS, OFFENSIVE TO THE EAR’, first of people (mid 17th century), later of things (late 18th century);

    The sense ‘UNASHAMEDLY CONSPICUOUS’ arose in the late 19th century.

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    HILLARY’S “BLATANT”  CALUMNIES AGAINST DONALD J. TRUMP, AND HIS BASKET OF DEPLORABLES  ‘UNASHAMEDLY CONSPICUOUS’

    HILLARY’S CAMPAIGN RALLIES AND MEDIA ADS, ARE BLATANT  CALUMNIES AGAINST DONALD J. TRUMP, MOSTLY FALSE, BUT ALWAYS  MALICIOUS STATEMENT DESIGNED TO INJURE THE REPUTATION OF SOMEONE OR SOMETHING:

    HILLARY’S SPEECH’S ARE CONSIDERED A CALUMNY OF THE ENTIRE CORRUPT OBAMA  ADMINISTRATION AGAINST DONALD J. TRUMP AND HIS BASKET OF DEPLORABLES  . …

    HILLARY’S ACTS OF UTTERING CALUMNIES; SLANDER; DEFAMATION.  ‘UNASHAMEDLY CONSPICUOUS’

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    SO, HOW COULD ANYBODY, THAT KNOWS HISTORY, BE STUPID ENOUGH TO VOTE FOR HILLARY?

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    HOW STUPID DOES FBI COMEY I.E. THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THINK AMERICAN VOTERS ARE?

    THE BLATANT, UNASHAMEDLY CONSPICUOUS REPEATED ACTIONS OF FBI COMEY “NO CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST HILARY”  

    REALLY?  THE FBI REVIEWED AND DISMISSED THE NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS AND CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST HILLARY ON 650,000 EMAILS CONNECTING HILLARY, HUMA AND  WEINER’S LAPTOP IN JUST EIGHT DAYS.

    HILLARY IS STILL AS BLATANTLY CRIMINALLY GUILTY AS SHE WAS IN JULY.

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    NEVER INSULT THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE I.E VOTERS

    HELL HAS NO FURY, AS AMERICAN’S SCORNED BY A CORRUPT GOVERNMENT.

    AND,  SO HELP ME GOD “WE THE PEOPLE” ARE NOT GOING TO ALLOW THE BLATANT  IGNORANCE,  OR AS GRUBER CALLS IT STUPIDITY OR WHATEVER, OF HILLARY’S VOTERS TO DOOM THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    PAST HISTORY? LOST PAST?  RECENT HISTORY? WOULD MEAN?

    PRESIDENT LINCOLN DELIVERED THE 272 WORD GETTYSBURG ADDRESS ON NOVEMBER 19, 1863 and the world long remembered what he spoke that day.

    NOV 7, 2016  AND NOV 19, 1863

    WE HERE HIGHLY RESOLVE THESE DEAD SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN; THAT THE NATION, SHALL HAVE A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM, AND THAT GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE, SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH.

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    ON NOV. 8, 2016 THE WORLD WILL LONG REMEMBER WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS DID TO PROTECT A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE, SO IT SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH.

    WINSTON CHURCHILL WORRIED NOT SO MUCH THAT THOSE WHO FORGET THE PAST ARE “CONDEMNED” TO RELIVE IT,

    BUT THAT THE LOSS OF THE PAST WOULD MEAN 

    WITHOUT AMERICA THERE IS NO FREE WORLD

    WITHOUT TRUMP THERE IS NO AMERICA

    INDEED, WE MUST ELECT TRUMP PRESIDENT

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    SO, HOW COULD ANYBODY, THAT KNOWS HISTORY, BE STUPID ENOUGH TO VOTE FOR HILLARY?

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    AS,  JUST ONE INDIVIDUAL, A CONCERNED AMERICAN GRANDMOTHER THIS IS MY 816TH POST ON MY WEBSITE  behindmyback.org  WHERE THE ESTABLISHMENTS CORRUPT AMERICAN GOVERNMENT DOES OUR BUSINESS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

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    THE BLATANT HISTORY OF OBAMA’S FAILED CORRUPT  AMERICAN  GOVERNMENT?

    DOES THIS HISTORY SOUND FAMILIAR ON NOV 7, 2016?

     Winston Churchill  House of Commons, 2 May 1935,

    “When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand we apply too late the remedies which then might have effected a cure…..

     Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong–these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.”

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    PAST HISTORY? LOST PAST?  RECENT HISTORY? WOULD MEAN?

    WHEN THE EMERGENCY CAME, WHEN SELF-PRESERVATION STRUCK  ITS JARRING GONG

    WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS IT BECAME NECESSARY

    DONALD J. TRUMP ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    “WHEN THE SITUATION WAS MANAGEABLE IT WAS NEGLECTED, AND NOW THAT IT IS THOROUGHLY OUT OF HAND….

    INDEED, IT IS NOT ONLY OUR RIGHT, IT IS OUR DUTY AS AMERICAN CITIZENS TO VOTE FOR TRUMP’S  REMEDIES WHICH THEN MIGHT EFFECTED A CURE…..

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    PAST HISTORY? LOST PAST?  RECENT HISTORY? WOULD MEAN?

    June of 1776,  NOV 8, 2016,  Thomas Jefferson the Declaration of Independence .  When in the course of human events it becomes necessary? Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    WHEN A LONG TRAIN OF ABUSES AND USURPATIONS, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

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    Full Video: Trump lays out his “Contract with America” – YouTube

    ▶ 39:27

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4ysuQ3wiXc

    Oct 22, 2016 – Uploaded by CBS News

    Donald Trump addressed what he plans to do in his first 100 days in office during a policy speech in …


  • The Elephant’s Graveyard

    The Elephant’s Graveyard

    THE REPUBLICANS  ELEPHANT SYMBOL originated during the 1860 campaign

     I AM DISGUSTED WITH THE REPUBLICANS OLD GOP RIGGED ESTABLISHMENT’S ELECTION PROCESS
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    I watched the 2016 Presidential primary election unfold, 17 candidates down to the election of Trump as the GOP Presidential candidate, on July 19, 2016, BY THE POPULIST VOTE….  IN SPITE OF THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT’S RIGGED ELECTION PROCESS

    AS A TRUMP SUPPORTER, I AM DISGUSTED,

    I asked Google a sarcastic question.

    WHERE DO OLD ELEPHANTS GO TO DIE?

    THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD

    IT IS THOUGHT TO BE THE RETREAT OF OLD AND DYING ELEPHANTS, OLDER ELEPHANTS INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT THEMSELVES WHEN THEY REACH A CERTAIN AGE SO THAT THEY DIE AWAY FROM THE HERD,

    NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN “IN FRONT”.

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    I watched as promises were broken by the GOP Republican establishment POLITICIANS as they failed to endorse the elected people’s choice candidate. Including a friend that persisted with negative email comments.

    I sent him the above, and suggested that he go to the  Elephants Graveyard and stop hindering the progress of those that remain behind, with his negative email comments.

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    AND, I WATCHED  AND I LISTENED TO THE LATEST GOP ESTABLISHMENT’S FIFTY PROMINENT REPUBLICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS PUBLIC MEDIA OPPOSITION TO TRUMP…INCLUDING KASICH .

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH I HAVE POSTED THIS MESSAGE TO “ALL OF THOSE TRUMP NAY SAYERS” ON MY WEBSITE

    YOU HAVE  REACHED A CERTAIN AGE, PLEASE INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT YOURSELVES TO GO TO THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD, DIE AWAY FROM THE GOP HERD AND STOP HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THE GOP REPUBLICAN THAT REMAINS IN FRONT.(by populace vote)

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    Elephant Graveyard – Elephants Forever

    TRUMP SUPPORTERS HAVE “HAD IT”  WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT’S  DIE HARD GOP’S PUBLIC MEDIA FRENZY, SELF INFLICTED  SUICIDAL MISSION, TO THEMSELVES AS GOP POLITICIANS AND TO THE  LOSS OF THE  GOP REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

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    POLITICALLY CORRECT OR NOT

    WINNERS ARE NOT LOSERS

    PATTON SAID, LEAD ME, FOLLOW OR GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY!

    His vigor was always infectious, his wit barbed, his conversation a mixture of obscenity and good humor. He was at once stimulating and overbearing. George was a magnificent soldier.

    He was tough. War is tough. Leaders have to be tough.

    If you’re a leader, you don’t push wet spaghetti, you pull it.

    General George S. Patton – Speech to 3rd Army June 5, 1944

    www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1162650/posts

    Free Republic

    Jun 29, 2004 – After one of my lectures on the subject of General Patton, I spoke with a retired … An army without profanity couldn’t fight it’s way out of a piss-soaked paper bag. … She said that she had no use for it and that I could have it. ….. GMT-0700 (PDT) by JohnD9207 (Leadfollow…or get the HELL out of the way!).

    TRUMP IS A WINNER THAT  WILL MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN.

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    You know me…

    research, document, document, document… HISTORY is good.

    AN IMAGE OF AN ELEPHANT WAS FEATURED AS A REPUBLICAN SYMBOL IN AT LEAST ONE POLITICAL CARTOON AND A NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION DURING THE CIVIL WAR

    WHEN “SEEING THE ELEPHANT” WAS AN EXPRESSION USED BY SOLDIERS TO MEAN EXPERIENCING COMBAT.

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    Many VETERANS of George W. Bush’s administration, Fifty (50) GOP prominent Republican foreign policy and national security experts, oppose Donald Trump.

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    POLITICAL CARTOONS? MANY A REAL TRUTH IS SPOKEN IN JEST.

    Old silly me, I thought the republican symbol of the elephant was  created by the genius of the GOP.

    THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS FORMED IN 1854

    TWENTY YEARS LATER 1874  THE ELEPHANT WAS STILL A GOP POLITICAL CARTOON

    IN AN 1874 HARPER’S WEEKLY CARTOON. an elephant labeled “THE REPUBLICAN VOTE,” which was shown standing at the edge of a pit, Thomas Nast who’s considered the father of the modern political cartoon employed the elephant to represent Republicans in additional cartoons during the 1870s, and by 1880 other cartoonists were using the creature to symbolize the party. 

    An 1879 cartoon (pictured) showed a politician grabbing a donkey LABELED “DEMOCRATIC PARTY” by the tail to keep it from falling into a pit of “financial chaos.”

    And in fact THE UNCLE SAM AMERICAN’S KNOW, STARTED AS A POLITICAL CARTOON BY Thomas Nast

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    Jul 27, 2016 – The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties … Donald Trump became the Republican presidential nominee on July 19, 2016. … the GOP’s ELEPHANT SYMBOL originated during the 1860 campaign

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    Election 101:How did the Republican and Democratic parties get their …

    www.history.com/…/how-did-the-republican-and-democratic-parties-get-their-…

    History

    Jul 7, 2015 –   THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S ELEPHANT and THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S DONKEY have been on the political scene since the 19th century. The origins of the DEMOCRATIC DONKEY can be traced to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson. DURING THAT RACE, OPPONENTS OF JACKSON CALLED HIM A JACKASS.

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    WHICH LED ME TO

    Of Donkeys and Elephants – Classroom Law Project

    WHAT ARE OUR AMERICAN KIDS BEING TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOL?

    THIS IS A MAJOR CONCERN TO ALL PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS.

    with a header SELECTING THE NEXT PRESIDENT?

    NOT ELECTING THE NEXT PRESIDENT

    Why Nast chose the donkey and the elephant is a pretty complicated story.

    Although Nast’s original interpretation used the donkey to stand in for a Democrat-leaning newspaper scaring away Republican voters,

    his cartoon showing a duplicitous donkey attacking a weak-minded elephant,

    became a handy symbol for other cartoonists wanting to represent Democrats attacking Republicans.

    Popular recognition of the image overrode the party’s own wishes

    Over time, Republicans came to view the elephant emblem as a sign of strength and intelligence, while their opponents portrayed it as a timid and clumsy behemoth. Democrats seized the “jackass” label, and transformed it into a clever and courageous donkey.

    AS IS STILL TRUE TODAY, IT’S ALL IN THE SPIN!

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    50 GOP national security experts oppose Trump – CNNPolitics.com

    www.cnn.com/…/republicannationalsecurity-letter-donald-trump-election-2016…

    CNN 3 days ago – 50 GOP national security experts oppose Donald Trump 02:40. … Washington (CNN)FIFTY PROMINENT REPUBLICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTSMANY VETERANS OF GEORGE W. BUSH’S ADMINISTRATION — have signed a letter denouncing Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy and …

    Elephant Graveyard – Elephants Forever

    www.elephantsforever.co.za/elephant-graveyard.html

    Elephant Graveyard. The existence of a mass graveyard to which elephants go to die remains a myth. IT IS THOUGHT TO BE THE RETREAT OF OLD AND DYING ELEPHANTS, SO THAT THEY DIE AWAY FROM THE HERD, NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN BEHIND.

    An elephants’ graveyard is a place where, according to legend, OLDER ELEPHANTS INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT THEMSELVES WHEN THEY REACH A CERTAIN AGE. THEY THEN DIE THERE ALONE, FAR FROM THE GROUP.

    AWAY FROM THE HERD, NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN BEHIND.

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    Is  Google answer, a coincidence of political symbolic importance, a myth  a legend or an oxymoron? All of the above?

    Whatever  Elephant Graveyard – Elephants Forever is, for the purpose of this comment, I’m going with a type of  analogy, A simile – A comparison between two things that are not alike and replaces the word with another word AND uses the word “like” or “as.”

    LIKE AN ELEPHANT,  AS AN REPUBLICAN

    AS A REPUBLICAN, LIKE AN ELEPHANT

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    Hmmm…. perhaps I should add?

    Metaphor, figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

    And,  mixed metaphor,a combination of two or more incompatible metaphors, which produces a ridiculous effect

    With documented  facts about the Republican (GOP) thrown in

    What ever this comment is….

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     The bottom line is….

    A MESSAGE  TO “ALL GOP TRUMP NAY SAYERS”

    YOU HAVE  REACHED A CERTAIN AGE, PLEASE INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT YOURSELVES TO GO TO THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD, DIE AWAY FROM THE GOP HERD AND STOP HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE REPUBLICANS THAT REMAIN IN FRONT. (by populace vote)


  • FDR’s Fireside Chats Presidential Leadership

    Back when boys were boys, men were men and PRESIDENTS WERE LEADERS.

    What can we learn from this example of presidential leadership?

    TWO DAYS AFTER THE DEC 7, 1941  ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR

    Fireside Chat 19: On the War with Japan (December 9, 1941 …

    President Roosevelt said:  “WE ARE NOW IN THE MIDST OF A WAR, not for conquest, not for vengeance, but for a world in which this Nation, and all that this Nation represents, will be safe for our children……

    Lesson 1: FDR’s Fireside Chats: The Power of Words

    What can we learn from this example of presidential leadership?

    1. Franklin D Roosevelt State Union Address | Video | C-SPAN.org

    www.c-span.org/video/?152565-1/franklin-d-roosevelt-state-union

    Video embedded · Franklin D. Roosevelt State of the UnionPresident F. Roosevelt Fireside Chat. In the first of his 30 “fireside chat” national radio addresses, President

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    TWO DAYS AFTER THE DEC 7, 1941  ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR

    What can we learn from this example of presidential leadership?

    1. Fireside Chat 19: On the War with Japan (December 9, 1941 …

    December 9, 1941 In his Fireside Chat evening radio addresses President Roosevelt said:  “WE ARE NOW IN THE MIDST OF A WAR, not for conquest, not for vengeance, but for a world in which this Nation, and all that this Nation represents, will be safe for our children……

    We don’t like it- we didn’t want to get in it -but we are in it and we’re going to fight it with everything we’ve got.

     We are going to win the war and we are going to win the peace that follows. And in the difficult hours of this day—through dark days that may be yet to come- we will know that the vast majority of the members of the human race are on our side. Many of them are fighting with us. All of them are praying for us. For in representing our cause, we represent theirs as well- our hope and their hope for liberty under God.”

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    We must share together the bad news and the good news, the defeats and the victories—the changing fortunes of war.

    WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE must never forget what we have learned. And what we all have learned is this:

    SUMMARY OF DAMAGES THE DEC 7, 1941  ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR

    The total casualty rate was 3,478, loss to the United States of 2,008 Navy men and 109 Marines (more than half of which are entombed in the USS ARIZONA), and 218 Army personnel. On the injured list were 710 from the Navy, 69 Marines, and 364 soldiers.  

    For Japan, less than 100 men were lost

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    911 SUMMARY OF DAMAGES The September 11 attacks killed 2,996 people and injured more than 6,000 others. …

    FOR THE TERRORIST ONLY 19 LIVES WERE LOST

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    THE GRAVE RESPONSIBILITY OF PUBLIC MEDIA, ALL RADIO STATIONS, NEWSPAPERS AND TV

    To all newspapers and radio stations—all those who reach the eyes and ears of the American people—I say this: You have a most grave responsibility to the Nation now and for the duration of this war.

    If you feel that your Government is not disclosing enough of the truth, you have every right to say so. But—in the absence of all the facts, as revealed by official sources—you have no right in the ethics of patriotism to deal out unconfirmed reports in such a way as to make people believe that they are gospel truth.

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    1. Fireside Chat 19: On the War with Japan (December 9, 1941 …

    Videos of video december 9, 1941 fireside chat

    It cannot misrepresent or misquote. It is far reaching and simultaneous in releasing messages given it for transmission to the nation or for international consumption.

    — Stephen Early, FDR press secretary, on the value of radio

     

    Fireside chats is the term used to describe a series of 30 evening radio addresses given by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1944. , and later TV) during his presidency FDR spoke directly to the American people as if they were close friends

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    1941 It is all of one pattern.

    We are now in this war. We are all in it- all the way. Every single man, woman, and child is a partner in the most tremendous undertaking of our American history. We must share together the bad news and the good news, the defeats and the victories—the changing fortunes of war.

    1941- 2015 In these past few years- and, most violently, in the past three days- we have learned a terrible lesson.

    1941- 2015 It is our obligation to our dead—it is our sacred obligation’ to their children and to our children-that we must never forget what we have learned.

    1941- 2015 And what we all have learned is this:

    1941- 2015 There is no such thing as security for any Nation—or any individual- in a world ruled by the principles of gangsterism.

    1941- 2015 There is no such thing as impregnable defense against powerful aggressors who sneak up in the dark and strike without warning.

    1941- 2015 We have learned that our ocean-girt hemisphere is not immune from severe attack—that we cannot measure our safety in terms of miles on any map any more.

    1941- 2015 We may acknowledge that our enemies have performed a brilliant feat of deception, perfectly timed and executed with great skill. It was a thoroughly dishonorable deed, but we must face the fact that modern warfare as conducted in the Nazi manner is a dirty business. We don’t like it- we didn’t want to get in it -but we are in it and we’re going to fight it with everything we’ve got.

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    What can we learn from this example of presidential leadership?

    Fireside Chat 19: On the War with Japan (December 9, 1941 …

    My fellow Americans:

    The sudden criminal attacks perpetrated by the Japanese in the Pacific provide the climax of a decade of international immorality.

    Powerful and resourceful gangsters have banded together to make war upon the whole human race. Their challenge has now been flung at the United States of America. The Japanese have treacherously violated the long-standing peace between us. Many American soldiers and sailors have been killed by enemy action. American ships have been sunk; American airplanes have been destroyed.

    The Congress and the people of the United States have accepted that challenge.

    Together with other free peoples, we are now fighting to maintain our right to live among our world neighbors in freedom and in common decency, without fear of assault.

    I have prepared the full record of our past relations with Japan, and it will be submitted to the Congress. It begins with the visit of Commodore Perry to Japan 88 years ago. It ends with the visit of two Japanese emissaries to the Secretary of State last Sunday, an hour after Japanese forces had loosed their bombs and machine guns against our flag, our forces, and our citizens.

    I can say with utmost confidence that no Americans, today or a thousand years hence, need feel anything but pride in our patience and in our efforts through all the years toward achieving a peace in the Pacific which would be fair and honorable to every Nation, large or small. And no honest person, today or a thousand years hence, will be able to suppress a sense of indignation and horror at the treachery committed by the military dictators of Japan, under the very shadow of the flag of peace borne by their special envoys in our midst.

    The course that Japan has followed for the past ten years in Asia has paralleled the course of Hitler and Mussolini in Europe and in Africa. Today, it has become far more than a parallel. It is actual collaboration so well calculated that all the continents of the world, and all the oceans, are now considered by the Axis strategists as one gigantic battlefield.

    In 1931, ten years ago, Japan invaded Manchukuo—without warning.

    In 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia—without warning.

    In 1938, Hitler occupied Austria —without warning.

    In 1939, Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia- without warning.

    Later in 1939, Hitler invaded Poland- without warning.

    In 1940, Hitler invaded Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg- without warning.

    In 1940, Italy attacked France and later Greece—without warning.

    And this year, in 1941, the Axis powers attacked Yugoslavia and Greece and they dominated the Balkans—without warning. In 1941, also, Hitler invaded Russia—without warning.

    And now Japan has attacked Malaya and Thailand—and the United States—without warning.

    It is all of one pattern.

    We are now in this war. We are all in it- all the way. Every single man, woman, and child is a partner in the most tremendous undertaking of our American history. We must share together the bad news and the good news, the defeats and the victories—the changing fortunes of war.

    So far, the news has been all bad. We have suffered a serious set-back in Hawaii. Our forces in the Philippines, which include the brave people of that Commonwealth, are taking punishment, but are defending themselves vigorously. The reports from Guam and Wake and Midway islands are still confused, but we must be prepared for the announcement that all these three outposts have been seized.

    The casualty lists of these first few days will undoubtedly be large. I deeply feel the anxiety of all of the families of the men in our armed forces and the relatives of people in cities which have been bombed. I can only give them my solemn promise that they will get news just as quickly as possible.

    This Government will put its trust in the stamina of the American people, and will give the facts to the public just as soon as two conditions have been fulfilled: first, that the information has been definitely and officially confirmed; and, second, that the release of the information at the time it is received will not prove valuable to the enemy directly or indirectly.

    Most earnestly I urge my countrymen to reject all rumors. These ugly little hints of complete disaster fly thick and fast in wartime. They have to be examined and appraised.

    As an example, I can tell you frankly that until further surveys are made, I have not sufficient information to state the exact damage which has been done to our naval vessels at Pearl Harbor. Admittedly the damage is serious. But no one can say how serious, until we know how much of this damage can be repaired and how quickly the necessary repairs can be made.

    I cite as another example a statement made on Sunday night that a Japanese carrier had been located and sunk off the Canal Zone. And when you hear statements that are attributed to what they call “an authoritative source,” you can be reasonably sure from now on that under these war circumstances the “authoritative source” is not any person in authority.

    Many rumors and reports which we now hear originate with enemy sources. For instance, today the Japanese are claiming that as a result of their one action against Hawaii they have gained naval supremacy in the Pacific. This is an old trick of propaganda which has been used innumerable times by the Nazis. The purposes of such fantastic claims are, of course, to spread fear and confusion among us, and to goad us into revealing military information which our enemies are desperately anxious to obtain.

    Our Government will not be caught in this obvious trap—and neither will the people of the United States.

    It must be remembered by each and every one of us that our free and rapid communication these days must be greatly restricted in wartime. It is not possible to receive full, speedy, accurate reports from distant areas of combat. This is particularly true where naval operations are concerned. For in these days of the marvels of radio it is often impossible for the commanders of various units to report their activities by radio at all, for the very simple reason that this information would become available to the enemy, and would disclose their position and their plan of defense or attack.

    Of necessity there will be delays in officially confirming or denying reports of operations but we will not hide facts from the country if we know the facts and if the enemy will not be aided by their disclosure.

    To all newspapers and radio stations—all those who reach the eyes and ears of the American people—I say this: You have a most grave responsibility to the Nation now and for the duration of this war.

    If you feel that your Government is not disclosing enough of the truth, you have every right to say so. But—in the absence of all the facts, as revealed by official sources—you have no right in the ethics of patriotism to deal out unconfirmed reports in such a way as to make people believe that they are gospel truth.

    Every citizen, in every walk of life,. shares this same responsibility. The lives of our soldiers and sailors- the whole future of this Nation—depend upon the manner in which each and every one of us fulfills his obligation to our country.

    Now a word about the recent past—and the future. A year and a half has elapsed since the fall of France, when the whole world first realized the mechanized might which the Axis Nations had been building for so many years. America has used that year and a half to great advantage. Knowing that the attack might reach us in all too short a time, we immediately began greatly to increase our industrial strength and our capacity to meet the demands of modern warfare.

    Precious months were gained by sending vast quantities of our war material to the Nations of the world still able to resist Axis aggression. Our policy rested on the fundamental truth that the defense of any country resisting Hitler or Japan was in the long run the defense of our own country. That policy has been justified. It has given us time, invaluable time, to build our American assembly lines of production.

    Assembly lines are now in operation. Others are being rushed to completion. A steady stream of tanks and planes, of guns and ships, and shells and equipment—that is what these eighteen months have given us.

    But it is all only a beginning of what still has to be done. We must be set to face a long war against crafty and powerful bandits. The attack at Pearl Harbor can be repeated at any one of many points, points in both oceans and along both our coast lines and against all the rest of the hemisphere.

    It will not only be a long war, it will be a hard war. That is the basis on which we now lay all our plans. That is the yardstick by which we measure what we shall need and demand; money, materials, doubled and quadrupled production—ever-increasing. The production must be not only for our own Army and Navy and Air Forces. It must reinforce the other armies and navies and air forces fighting the Nazis and the war lords of Japan throughout the Americas and throughout the world.

    I have been working today on the subject of production. Your Government has decided on two broad policies.

    The first is to speed up all existing production by working on a seven-day-week basis in every war industry, including the production of essential raw materials.

    The second policy, now being put into form, is to rush additions to the capacity of production by building more new plants, by adding to old plants, and by using the many smaller plants for war needs.

    Over the hard road of the past months, we have at times met obstacles and difficulties, divisions and disputes, indifference and callousness. That is now all past—and, I am sure, forgotten.

    The fact is that the country now has an organization in Washington built around men and women who are recognized experts in their own fields. I think the country knows that the people who are actually responsible in each and every one of these many fields are pulling together with a teamwork that has never before been excelled.

    On the road ahead there lies hard work—grueling workday and night, every hour and every minute.

    I was about to add that ahead there lies sacrifice for all of us.

    But it is not correct to use that word. The United States does not consider it a sacrifice to do all one can, to give one’s best to our Nation, when the Nation is fighting for its existence and its future life.

    It is not a sacrifice for any man, old or young, to be in the Army or the Navy of the United States. Rather is it a privilege.

    It is not a sacrifice for the industrialist or the wage earner, the farmer or the shopkeeper, the trainman or the doctor, to pay more taxes, to buy more bonds, to forego extra profits, to work longer or harder at the task for which he is best fitted. Rather is it a privilege.

    It is not a sacrifice to do without many things to which we are accustomed if the national defense calls for doing without.

    A review this morning leads me to the conclusion that at present we shall not have to curtail the normal use of articles of food. There is enough food today for all of us and enough left over to send to those who are fighting on the same side with us.

    But there will be a clear and definite shortage of metals of many kinds for civilian use, for the very good reason that in our increased program we shall need for war purposes more than half of that portion of the principal metals which during the past year have gone into articles for civilian use. Yes, we shall have to give up many things entirely.

    And I am sure that the people in every part of the Nation are prepared in their individual living to win this war. I am sure that they will cheerfully help to pay a large part of its financial cost while it goes on. I am sure they will cheerfully give up those material things that they are asked to give up.

    And I am sure that they will retain all those great spiritual things without which we cannot win through.

    I repeat that the United States can accept no result save victory, final and complete. Not only must the shame of Japanese treachery be wiped out, but the sources of international brutality, wherever they exist, must be absolutely and finally broken.

    In my message to the Congress yesterday I said that we “will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.” In order to achieve that certainty, we must begin the great task that is before us by abandoning once and for all the illusion that we can ever again isolate ourselves from the rest of humanity.

    In these past few years- and, most violently, in the past three days- we have learned a terrible lesson.

    It is our obligation to our dead—it is our sacred obligation’ to their children and to our children-that we must never forget what we have learned.

    And what we all have learned is this:

    There is no such thing as security for any Nation—or any individual- in a world ruled by the principles of gangsterism.

    There is no such thing as impregnable defense against powerful aggressors who sneak up in the dark and strike without warning.

    We have learned that our ocean-girt hemisphere is not immune from severe attack—that we cannot measure our safety in terms of miles on any map any more.

    We may acknowledge that our enemies have performed a brilliant feat of deception, perfectly timed and executed with great skill. It was a thoroughly dishonorable deed, but we must face the fact that modern warfare as conducted in the Nazi manner is a dirty business. We don’t like it- we didn’t want to get in it -but we are in it and we’re going to fight it with everything we’ve got.

    I do not think any American has any doubt of our ability to administer proper punishment to the perpetrators of these crimes.

    Your Government knows that for weeks Germany has been telling Japan that if Japan did not attack the United States, Japan would not share in dividing the spoils with Germany when peace came. She was promised by Germany that if she came in she would receive the complete and perpetual control of the whole of the Pacific area—and that means not only the Far East, but also all of the islands in the Pacific, and also a stranglehold on the west coast of North, Central, and South America.

    We know also that Germany and Japan are conducting their military and naval operations in accordance with a joint plan. That plan considers all peoples and Nations which are not helping the Axis powers as common enemies of each and every one of the Axis powers.

    That is their simple and obvious grand strategy. And that is why the American people must realize that it can be matched only with similar grand strategy. We must realize for example that Japanese successes against the United States in the Pacific are helpful to German operations in Libya; that any German success against the Caucasus is inevitably an assistance to Japan in her operations against the Dutch East Indies; that a German attack against Algiers or Morocco opens the way to a German attack against South America, and the Canal.

    On the other side of the picture, we must learn also to know that guerrilla warfare against the Germans in, let us say, Serbia or Norway helps us; that a successful Russian offensive against the Germans helps us; and that British successes on land or sea in any part of the world strengthen our hands.

    Remember always that Germany and Italy, regardless of any formal declaration of war, consider themselves at war with the United States at this moment just as much as they consider themselves at war with Britain or Russia. And Germany puts all the other Republics of the Americas into the same category of enemies. The people of our sister Republics of this hemisphere can ‘be honored by that fact.

    The true goal we seek is far above and beyond the ugly field of battle. When we resort to force, as now we must, we are determined that this force shall be directed toward ultimate good as well as against immediate evil. We Americans are not destroyers —we are builders.

    We are now in the midst of a war, not for conquest, not for vengeance, but for a world in which this Nation, and all that this Nation represents, will be safe for our children. We expect to eliminate the danger from Japan, but it would serve us ill if we accomplished that and found that the rest of the world was dominated by Hitler and Mussolini.

    We are going to win the war and we are going to win the peace that follows.

    And in the difficult hours of this day—through dark days that may be yet to come- we will know that the vast majority of the members of the human race are on our side. Many of them are fighting with us. All of them are praying for us. For in representing our cause, we represent theirs as well- our hope and their hope for liberty under God.

    Dec 9, 1941 So far, the news has been all bad. We have suffered a serious set-back……

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    Nov 16, 2015 THREE DAYS AFTER teams of Islamic State terrorists brazenly carried out raids across Paris

    Nov 16, 2015 President Obama labeled the slaughter a “SETBACK” in responding to questions about his policies.

    What can we learn from this example of presidential leadership?

    We must never forget what we have learned. And what we all have learned is this:

    Nov 16, 2015 Obama said Monday, “There will be setbacks and there will be successes. The terrible events in Paris were obviously a terrible and sickening setback,”

    We must never forget what we have learned. And what we all have learned is this:

    SUMMARY OF DAMAGES PARIS ISIS TERRORIST ATTACK ?

    Behind My Back | Paris No Gun Zone Slaughter

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/11/15/parisnogunzoneslaughter

    Paris No Gun Zone Slaughter In the PARIS, HIGH ALERT NO GUN ZONE of France 129 are dead and 352 injured. ——————— EIGHT GUN TOTING ISIS JIHADIST …

    1941-2015 In these past few years- and, most violently, IN THE PAST THREE DAYS- we have learned a terrible lesson.

    Nov 16, 2015 Obama on Monday stuck by the U.S. strategy for fighting the terror group while defending his earlier remarks. 

    The president said the ultimate goal is to “degrade and ultimately destroy this barbaric terrorist organization.” But he insisted that the reason he said they’re contained, hours before terror teams launched deadly raids across Paris, is because “they control less territory than they did last year.” 

    What can we learn from this example of presidential leadership?

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    We must never forget what we have learned. And what we all have learned is this:

    Obama broke the law to trade 5 terrorists for 1 deserter who …

    poorrichardsnews.com/obama-broke-the-law-to-trade-5-terrorists-for-1/

    June 2, 2014 – Obama broke the law to trade 5 terrorists for 1 deserter who already cost 6 US … First and foremost, Obama violated the law to make the transfer: … taken to substantially mitigate a future threat by a released detainee, and that …

    The law that Obama violated in releasing 5 terrorists from …

    https://cofda.wordpress.com/…/the-law-that-obama-violated-in-releasing-…

     

    Jun 3, 2014 – On May 31, 2014, without consulting Congress as required by federal law, in exchange for Bergdahl, the Obama administration released five …

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    Hmmm… FIRESIDE CHAT DEC 9, 1941 We must share together the bad news and the good news, the defeats and the victories—the changing fortunes of war.

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    Hmmm…..NOVEMBER 23, 2015 WE MUST NOT SHARE THE BAD NEWS?

    “DON’T SAY THAT”  “CUT IT OUT,” “TOE THE LINE.” WE MUST NOT SHARE TOGETHER THE BAD NEWS AND, THE DEFEATS AND THE CHANGING FORTUNES OF WAR.

    News about Emails Warnings “Don’t Say That” About Threat …

    bing.com/news Analysts at U.S. Central Command were pressured to ease off negative assessments about the Islamic State threat and were even told in an email to “cut it out,” Fox News has learned – as an investigation expands into whether intelligence reports were altered to present a more positive picture.

    Fox News is told by a source close to the CENTCOM analysts that the pressure on them included at least two emails saying they needed to “cut it out” and “toe the line.”

    Separately, a former Pentagon official told Fox News there apparently was an attempt to destroy the communications. The Pentagon official said the email warnings were “not well received” by the analysts.

     

    Emails show DOD analysts told to ‘cut it out’ on ISIS warnings; IG probe expands

    FOX News · 6 days ago

    Analysts at U.S. Central Command were pressured to ease off negative assessments about the Islamic State threat and were even told in an … The Pentagon…

    Hmmm…..

    Obama: I will warn of ‘specific and credible’ terrorist threats against US

    The Guardian · 4 days ago

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  • The Call of Duty 1941-2015

    The Call of Duty 1941-2015

    Jan. 6, 1941 THE PRESIDENTS CALL OF CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY

    Jan. 6, 1941, THEREFORE, AS YOUR PRESIDENT, PERFORMING MY CONSTUTIONAL DUTY TO, “give to the Congress information of the state of the Union,” I find it, unhappily, necessary to report that the future and the safety of our country and of our democracy are overwhelmingly involved in events far beyond our borders.

    THIS WARNING TO CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OF A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER WAS GIVEN ON JAN 6, 1941 ELEVEN MONTHS BEFORE THE SNEAK ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR ON DEC. 7, 1941.

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    2015, THEREFORE, PRESIDENT OBAMA,  IT IS YOUR  CONSTUTIONAL DUTY TO, “give to the Congress information of the state of the Union.”

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    INDEED, THERE IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT TERRORIST DANGER TO AMERICA.

    The need of the moment is that YOUR PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS AND YOUR PRESIDENTIAL POLICY SHOULD  be devoted primarily — almost exclusively — to meeting this foreign peril. — to meeting TERRORIST ATTACKS  FAR BEYOND OUR BORDERS AND THE OVERWHELMING THREAT THAT RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS. ISIS AND AL’QUIDA POSE TO THE SAFETY AND FUTURE OF THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  For all our domestic problems are now a part of the great emergency.

    WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE  learned much from the RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS  in the past years, 911 TWIN TOWERS… BOSTON..

     In Europe, Paris, Africa,  TERRORIST ATTACKS  FAR BEYOND OUR BORDERS AND THE OVERWHELMING  THREAT THAT RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS. ISIS AND AL’QUIDA POSE TO THE SAFETY AND FUTURE OF THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 

    WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE  learned much….

    GLOBALLY,RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS, ISIS AND  AL’QUIDA HAVE STRATEGIC POINTS FROM WHICH TO OPERATE

    WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE  learned much

    The  strategic points are occupied by TERRORIST CELLS and by their dupes — and A GREAT NUMBER OF THEM ARE AMASSED IN THE U.S.A. AND THROUGH OUT THE WORLD.

    WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE  learned much from THE HISTORY of

    THE  RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACKS.

    And today it is abundantly evident that INFORMED American citizens everywhere are demanding and supporting speedy and complete action in recognition of obvious danger.

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    A PRESIDENT’S CALL OF DUTY

    1941 I ADDRESS YOU….the Members of this new Congress, at a moment unprecedented in the history of the Union. I use the word “unprecedented,” because at no previous time has American security been as seriously threatened from without as it is today.

    I find it, unhappily, necessary to report that the future and the safety of our country and of our democracy are overwhelmingly involved in events far beyond our borders.

    It is not probable that any enemy would be stupid enough to attack us by landing troops in the United States from across thousands of miles of ocean, until it had acquired strategic bases from which to operate.

    The first phase of the invasion of this Hemisphere would not be the landing of regular troops. The necessary strategic points would be occupied by secret agents and by their dupes — and great numbers of them are already here, and in Latin America.

    As long as the aggressor nations maintain the offensive, they — not we — will choose the time and the place and the method of their attack.

    But we learn much from the lessons of the past years in Europe — particularly the lesson of Norway, whose essential seaports were captured by treachery and surprise built up over a series of years.

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    THIS WARNING TO CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WAS GIVEN ON JAN 6, 1941 ELEVEN MONTHS BEFORE THE SNEAK ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR ON DEC. 7, 1941.

    Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii, was attacked by Japanese torpedo and bomber planes on December 7, 1941, at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time. The sneak attack sparked …

    WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE  learned much from HISTORY

    WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE  learned much from THE HISTORY of

    THE  RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACKS.

    Those who do not learn from history ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT.

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    I find it, unhappily, necessary to report that PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THOSE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. CONGRESS THAT FEEL NO COMPULSION TO OR FOR ANY “CALL OF CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY” TO INFORM, PROTECT AND PROVIDE, TRANQUILLITY TO “WE THE PEOPLE” CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

     HAVE LEARNED NOTHING FROM HISTORY…..

    Those who do not learn from history ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT.

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    December 7, 1941

    1. Pearl Harbor AttackU-S-History.com

    www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1649.html

    Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii, was attacked by Japanese torpedo and bomber planes on December 7, 1941, at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time. The sneak attack sparked …

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