This article may ruffle a few feathers among Americans, especially as I do not live in the USA, but the question is a valid one. Which candidate would you choose as President of the United States of America? On the one hand we have Hilary Clinton, and on the other business man Donald Trump. To be perfectly honest I would not choose either of them, for neither one is honest enough to hold the post.
So far as Hilary is concerned there is the scandal of her e-mails while she was Secretary of State, plus the scandals surrounding her and her husband while he was President. Plus their Clinton Foundation shenanigans. There is of course much more hiding under the table.
So far as Trump is concerned he has made himself unpopular with women because of secret recordings made while he made jokes about women and the many allegations of rape made against him from women who have suddenly come forward after staying silent for many years. On top of this there are his many failures in business which are steadily becoming public knowledge.
To be completely honest, I think that neither of them are fit for the most powerful post in the world, i.e. President of the United States.
In the last few elections for this post there has been mudslinging one against the other, but neither candidate has laid out how they would run the country. This was always the main focus of attention by prospective nominees in the distant past, but that has disappeared in the more recent elections.
Obama and Mitt Romney fought like cats and dogs, slandering each other and not concentrating on how they would run the country, and the same is true now. The Presidential Election has become a ‘no holds barred’ fight between the two candidates and whoever manages to drag up the most dirt about their opponent wins. This is not the way to run an election for the Presidency.
It would be nice if each candidate laid out the plans they have for running the country, and how they would coöperate with foreign powers. The people should be more interested in how they would serve the public and make their lives better. But it seems that this approach is history as we delve more and more into ‘in-fighting’ between the candidates.
The position of President of the United States is the most powerful in the world, and those who hold it should be concentrating on making lives better and paving the way for true peace in the world, but with these two candidates that will never happen. Clinton is only interested in making herself and her husband richer at the expense of the people, while Trump is only out for fame and fortune.
How will they treat Russia? Will they enter into negotiations to lift the threat of war that is currently hovering over the world? How will they treat the catastrophe that has overtaken the Middle East? What will they do in America to battle the increasing contamination of our atmosphere. How will they improve the living standards of the American people? All of these subjects have not even entered their heads for they say nothing about how they would act as President. All they do is concentrate on mudslinging.
All I can say is, God help us all if either of these two get into power.
I read a somewhat alarming report on the internet yesterday that says RAF planes have been given the ‘go-ahead’ to shoot down Russian jets over Syria if they are endangered by them.
The RAF Tornado aircraft have now been armed with air-to-air missiles, and the pilots have been given the green light to defend themselves if they are ‘threatened’ by Russian pilots.
An unidentified source from the U.K’s Permanent Joint Headquarters Said, “The first thing a British pilot will do is to try to avoid a situation where an air-to-air attack is likely to occur — you avoid an area if there is Russian activity, but if a pilot is fired on or believes he is about to be fired on, he can defend himself. We now have a situation where a single pilot, irrespective of nationality, can have a strategic impact on future events.”
Both sides are supposed to be attacking ISIS but it would seem from the report that Russia is spending a lot of its time attacking opponents of Assad. It is clear they have an agreement with Assad, and consider him to be the leader of all Syria, even though he is a despot. The West meanwhile is concentrating on ISIS and wants to wipe them out.
UK defence officials said: “It took six days for Russia to strike any Isis targets at all. Their air strikes have included moderate opposition groups who have been fighting to defend their areas from ISIS. Among the targets hit were three field hospitals.”
Meanwhile, the Russians insist they have been attacking ISIS and have recently destroyed “53 fortified areas and strong points with armament and military hardware, seven ammunition depots, four field camps of “terrorists”, one command centre, and artillery and mortar batteries.”
The disparity between the claims needs to be cleared up for it is impossible to say who is telling the truth. It is clear that the situation between Russia and the West is getting steadily worse and it only needs one plane to be shot down by the other side and we could find ourselves in a full scale war.
The Russians want Assad in control of the country for he has offered them military bases. They are clearly supporting him in this war against terrorism because when the fighting is over they will have permanent military bases on the Mediterranean coast.
With all this bickering we are slowly getting closer and closer to a full blown war between the West and Russia. If that happens we can say goodbye to humanity on this planet, for it only takes one person to ‘push the button’ and the skies would be full of nuclear missiles. If that happens mankind would be finished on this Earth.
Car manufacturers are failing their customers in a steady stream these days, as we see today that Toyota recalls some 340,000 brand new Prius Hybrid cars for problems with the brakes. This is one of a long stream of recalls over the past five years from almost every manufacturer on the planet. Volkswagen, Ford, Citroen and General Motors among many others have had to recall vehicles because of major faults.
Why is this happening? Years ago you could trust a new car to be totally safe and reliable, but now? What is it with these manufacturers that cause this?
In my view it is cost cutting to make more profit, but it is having the reverse effect as the repairs are costing these companies millions. People are spending a huge amount of money to buy a new car, and yet each time it is a lottery whether the car will be recalled at some future date because of a major problem, if it doesn’t kill you first.
Because of these problems people are dying, and it’s not always certain that their relatives get any compensation from the companies involved.
Years ago you could buy anything from a screwdriver to a car and know that it will last you for years, but these days manufacturers like to build in a ‘life limit’ on things produced today. That of course ensures that within a certain period you will be forced to go out and buy a new one. More money for them!
It is without doubt a sad indictment of our times when manufacturers only think of profit and never quality. But let’s face it, almost everyone is at it these days.
I couldn’t believe what I read the other day about a Pokomon player waltzing into a stranger’s house. When questioned by the Police he said he was playing Pokomon and searching for monsters. This is not an isolated case for it has happened before.
There have been nineteen such incidents in Norfolk England alone in the past few weeks. The Police have registered assaults, driving offences, noise nuisance and thefts in July and August alone.
What is it with these fanatics who think they can do as they please just because they are playing a game on their mobile? Have our youth lost all sense of reason over a stupid game?
The Police have arrested people driving erratically while playing the game and it makes me wonder how long it will be before someone gets killed.
Is the UK government going mad or what? I have read over the last year of major manufacturing projects being outsourced to foreign companies by the dozen. Looking for the cheapest option is not always a good thing, and it is killing our own manufacturing industry. Our steel industry was sold off to Tata, an Indian company some years ago, but why? I guess it was so the original directors and owners could make a handsome profit.
Our own steel industry is in dire straits having lost thousands of jobs over the past two years, and yet there is no help from the government. This loss of jobs was due to the government buying the cheap, state-subsidised Chinese steel.
Take for example the Hinkley Point nuclear plant that is being built. Why outsource it to France? Are our engineers not capable of building a nuclear power station? Why are we buying steel from China when our own steel industry is collapsing? If the contracts had been awarded to our own companies it would have saved thousands of jobs, and perhaps our steel industry as a whole.
And now yet another idiotic decision has been made by allowing France to supply the steel used to build a major part of our next fleet of nuclear submarines! A contract has been signed with French group Industeel to supply the steel used to build the pressure hull of our new Trident replacement.
In years gone by we had the greatest manufacturing industry in Europe but this has been whittled away by successive governments. Even our trains and busses are manufactured in Germany among many other things, and for what?
British manufacturing is slowly being strangled by so many contracts being given to foreign country’s. It is time the government did something to try and save our manufacturing companies, for otherwise the entire industry will collapse completely. I live in hope that things will change – soon.
A friend sent me this and it set me to wondering what the American people would think of it. Read this and see what you think:
Moderator: Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Let’s start the first questions with you Mrs. Clinton.
When you were Secretary of State why did you let a Russian company purchase 1/2 of the United States Uranium reserves?
How much money was donated by Russian companies to your Foundation?
When you worked for the State Department how did you conduct Secret Classified business without using a secure email server?
What kind of assault weapons were you funneling through Benghazi to ISIS in Syria before Ambassador Stevens was murdered?
Why were you interested in the over-throw of Assad in Syria?
When you left the White House after your husband’s last term as president, why did you steal $200,000.00 worth of furniture, China, and artwork that you were forced to return?
Mrs. Clinton, when you were Secretary of State, why did you solicit contributions from foreign governments for the Clinton foundation after you promised President Obama you would not?
Mrs. Clinton, why do you and your husband claim to contribute millions of dollars to charity for a tax write off when it goes to your family foundation, (slush fund), that gives out less than 5% of the funds
You collect and you use the balance to support yourself tax free?
Mrs. Clinton, why are you unable to account for 6 billion dollars of State department funds that seem to have disappeared while you were Secretary of State?
Mrs. Clinton, why did you say you were broke when you left the White House, but you purchased a $2 million home, built an addition for the secret service, and charged the tax payers of the United States rent in an amount equal to the entire mortgage?
And Mrs. Clinton, how is it that your daughter, Chelsea, can afford to buy a $10.5 million apartment in New York City shortly after your left the White House?
And speaking of Chelsea, how is it that her first paying job, in her late 20’s, was for more than the salary of the President of the United States? Was there a quid pro quo of any sort involved??
Mrs. Clinton why did you lie to the American people about the terrorist attack in Benghazi but managed to tell the truth to your daughter the same night it happened?
Mrs. Clinton why did you lose your law license? Why did your husband lose his?
Mrs. Clinton, what really happened to Ron Brown when he was about to testify against you and your husband?
Why did you lie to the public for over a year that you never sent classified information from your private illegal server? Why did you delete over 33.000 e-mails and then bleach your computer hard drive from that same server?
Why did you lie about being in danger and taking fire when you landed in Bosnia?
Take your time to respond Mrs. Clinton…….
Ps. There are hundreds of other examples of her lies, just not enough time to list them all.