Friday, November 11, 2016




Voters in Arizona, November 2016.

In the November 2016 election, voter turnout was up 4.7% around the country - USA Today

Turnout for the US election was expected to smash records as huge queues built up.

Yet, Donald Trump won one million fewer votes than Mitt Romney in 2012.

And many of Clinton's votes seem to disappear.

Professor Mark Crispin Miller, who dislikes Hillary Clinton, says the 2016 election was stolen from the Democrats in a similar fashion to what happened in 2000 and 2004.

  • 1.1 million people, mainly minorities, were removed from the voting rolls in swing states using a system called 'Cross Check.'

    Ballot protection software on the new Ohio voting machines was TURNED OFF.

    The Democrats?

    Barack Obama's 52% approval rating makes him more popular than Ronald Reagan at the end of his second term.

    How it happened - The Economist

    On the eve of America's presidential election, national surveys gave Hillary Clinton a lead of around four percentage points, which betting markets and statistical models translated into a probability of victory ranging from 70% to 99%.

    The polls suggested that Clinton would have easy wins in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

    How it happened - The Economist 

    Protests against Trump


    Donald Trump won one million fewer votes than Mitt Romney in 2012.

    Exit polls suggest 61% of voters considered Trump unqualified to be president and only 34% said he had the right personality and temperament.

    How did the polls get it wrong? | The Economist

    Did 5 million votes for Hillary Clinton go missing?

    2016 - total votes for all candidates: 125,644,750.

    2016 - 131,7000,000 people voted.

    Remember Gore and Florida?

    The history of 'rigged' US elections: from Bush v Gore to Trump.

    The anti-Clinton stories are mainly untrue.

    No, a Florida whistleblower did not uncover 'massive voter fraud' (and other election hoaxes you might be seeing online)

    Donald Trump's campaign paid at least $1.8 million to Nathan Sproul whose companies include several that have been repeatedly investigated for voter fraud.

    In a 2012 Florida case, three employees of Sproul's firm pleaded guilty to forging voter registrations.

    "In California, Oregon, Nevada and Florida, Nathan Sproul's workers were investigated on suspicion of forging signatures, destroying Democratic voter registrations or changing the addresses of legitimately registered voters without their consent, according to former employees, state investigations and news reports."

    Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges

    Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day. Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!

    In Pensylvania, the vote was close and easy to rig.

    The 2016 election returns in Pennsylvania:

    Donald Trump: 2,894,757
    Hillary Clinton: 2,822,963

    In Pennsylvania, "voters chose Trump while electing three statewide Democrats," said PennLive.

    Only 112000 Voters Gave Us President Trump


    2016 election results

    Clinton:  60,122,876 votes.

    Trump: 59,821,874 votes

    Other candidates 5,892,512 votes

    Total all candidates: 125,644,750 votes

    Voter "turnout was128 million by the afternoon" of 11 8 2016

    The US Elections Project estimated that 130.8 million Americans cast a ballot in 2016

    Turnout update: 131.7 million voted in the 2016 election (56.9%).

    2008 election results

    Obama: 69,498,516 votes. McCain: 59,948,323 votes.

    Other candidates 1,400,000

    Voter turnout was 131 million Americans.

    Can anyone explain the apparently odd results for 2016?

    Trump Victory Sparks Nationwide Protests.

    In the USA, nationwide protests have erupted against Trump.

    There is a belief that the election was rigged.

    The final polls showed Clinton in the lead.


    How might the election have been rigged?

    When looking for possible rigging, one looks at the states which Trump won by a very small margin.

    In Florida, Clinton got 48% (4,485,745 votes) of the vote and Trump 49% (4,605,515 votes).

    In Pensylvania, Clinton got 48% (2,844,705 votes) Trump got 49% (2,912,941 votes).




    In Colorado, Hillary Clinton got 47% of the vote, and Trump 45%.

    You could argue that the Clinton people rigged the vote in Colorado, or, that the Trump people found it too difficult to rig the vote in Colorado.

    Colorado voted for Obama in 2008.

    However, the voting system in Colorado is not untypical of the voting systems in other states.

    On voting day, 11 9 2016, a Denver Elections Officer reported that all the electronic voting systems had crashed across the state of Colorado, a swing state.

    All voting systems DOWN in key swing state.

    There are 64 separate voting systems - one in each Colorado county.

    You only have to hack some systems in quiet rural areas, in order to rig the election.

    There have been reports of votes being cast in the names of dead voters.

    Colorado makes widespread use of mail ballots - 95 percent of votes cast in 2014 were on mail ballots.

    Mary Eberle, an election-integrity advocate, says the mail ballot system makes it impossible to know how many times voters fill out ballots that never make it to the clerk's office to be counted.

    Eberle was among a majority of Boulder County canvass board members who voted not to certify certain election results in 2012 and 2014.

    Colorado's election system


    "Tens of millions of Americans who descended on the polls Tuesday faced hours-long lines, sporadic equipment failures and confusion about polling places...

    "Problems cropped up in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and other key battleground states...

    Voters in key states endured long lines, equipment failures.

    "A coalition of more than 100 civil rights and voting rights groups running a national election protection hotline reported that 40% of its calls came from African American and Hispanic communities, a possible indication that minority voters were being targeted. 


    "The majority of complaints came from California, New York, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, with Florida seeing particularly high levels of voter misinformation...

    "In Durham, North Carolina, electronic poll books that are used to check voter registration were down in the morning, forcing voters to wait longer... 

    "In Ohio, the eligibility of some black voters was challenged at the polls, according to voting rights groups. 

    "Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause, said last-minute polling place changes and other problems in Arizona were 'causing real confusion for many voters.'

    "Problems being reported included ...malfunctioning voting machines in Virginia; and confusion with closed or delayed-opening polling places in Georgia and Texas." 

    "In Maricopa County, Ariz., Democratic officials asked a judge to keep polls open for two more hours following problems with voting machines ...The request, like that in Colorado, was denied.
    "In Philadelphia, would-be voter Chris Calvert tweeted that both voting machines were broken at his polling place. 'No one can vote in our district today.'

    "In a Detroit precinct in the battleground state of Michigan, the machine that counts ballots was not working from the very beginning of the morning..."

    Thursday, 10 November 2016


    "Those who voted for Trump have bought the Brooklyn Bridge from a hustler."

    Trump Supporters: Be Prepared To Be Disappointed.

    Trump's aim is to make the rich richer.

    Trump's advisory team "is packed to bursting with hedge fund managers, real estate investors, and bankers."

    Who will be on Trump's economic team? - BBC News

    Steven Mnuchin, who could be Trump's Treasury Secretary.

    1. Former Goldman Sachs executive Steve Mnuchin could be Trump's Treasury Secretary.

    Mnuchin has connections to Hollywood.

    Thomas Barrack (left) with movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

    2. Thomas Barrack is another candidate for Treasury Secretary.

    Barrack runs a real estate investment company whose assets include Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch.

    Barrack has connections to Hollywood

    John A. Paulson - hedge fund billionaire.

    3. John Paulson, the Wall Street hedge fund billionaire, is another candidate for Treasury Secretary.

    Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross.

    4. Wilbur Ross  could be Trump's Commerce Secretary.

    Billionaire Wilbur Ross made his money working for the Rothschilds.

    Steel executive Daniel DiMicco.

    5. Dan DiMicco could become trump's trade negotiator.

    He is executive chairman of the Nucor Corporation, which is "union-free".

    The manufacturing jobs Trump pledges to bring back have disappeared largely because of automation.

    Tough reality check for Trump's pledge of better heartland jobs, wages - Reuters‎

    "Without the sort of tax and redistribution policies Republicans have traditionally opposed, Trump may struggle to make good on his promise to help those left behind in the global economy, economists who study inequality trends say."

    Tough reality check for Trump's pledge of better heartland jobs, wages - Reuters‎

    "Under Obama, after tax income for the bottom fifth of households did increase by about 18 percent, or $2,200, according to a recent Council of Economic Advisers study.

    "But that was made possible by higher taxes on the wealthy, more benefitsfor the poor and, in large part, by an estimated $1,900 gain from health coverage extended under the Affordable Care Act.

    "Trump has vowed to roll Obamacare back."

    Tough reality check for Trump's pledge of better heartland jobs, wages - Reuters‎

    Economists say that even if economic growth accelerates under Trump, it may not do much to counter the downward pressures on wages and middle income jobs from automation, technology and other longstanding trends.

    Tough reality check for Trump's pledge of better heartland jobs, wages - Reuters‎

    Hary Tanoe

    Trump is a Globalist?

    Shares of Indonesian companies controlled by Donald Trump's hotel business partner,Indonesian tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo, surged on 11 9 2016.

    Trump has a partnership with Tanoesoedibjo to manage hotels in the Indonesian island of Bali and in the West Java city of Bogor.

    Shares of firms controlled by Trump's Indonesian business partner surge

    Trump has been buying steel from China.

    In recent construction projects, Trump bought his steel and aluminum from Chinese manufacturers rather than United States corporations based in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.

    Hopefully, Trump will not go to extremes.

    "The two scariest words in economics are not (yet) Donald Trump. 

    "They are Smoot-Hawley.

    "I’m referring to the imposition by President Herbert Hoover of destructive tariffs on more than 20,000 imported goods in 1930, an act of madness that helped turn what should have been a short US recession into a worldwide, epoch-defining depression. 

    "Trade fell by more than half as other countries retaliated with their own tariffs on American goods. Millions of jobs were annihilated.

    "The tariffs, named after Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis C Hawley, were the single greatest economic blunder of all time and accelerated the march towards the Second World War."

    If Trump means what he says on trade, we all face economic doom


    Both Clinton and Trump have to face the fact that one of the USA's main economic problems is robots.

    A new study from Oxford University shows that nearly half of the jobs in the USA are at risk of computerisation.

    Robots will likely take over 47% of jobs in the USA.

    New study shows nearly half of US jobs at risk of computerisation.

    The study entitled: 'The Future of Employment' estimates that 47 percent of jobs in the US are 'at risk' of being automated in the next 20 years.

    Will a robot take your job?.

    "Our findings imply that as technology races ahead, low-skilled workers will move to tasks that are not susceptible to computerisation - i.e., tasks that required creative and social intelligence."

    "For workers to win the race, however, they will have to acquire creative and social skills."

    The US education system should turn out more entertainers, artists, news reporters, lawyers...

    As the US population ages, it does not need lots of immigrants to do the jobs that robots can do.

    The government may have to pay a universal basic income to those with no jobs.

    Trump seems to have no clear answer to the problem of robots.

    Trump says he is aware that one of the USA's main economic problems is the neglect of transport and other infrastructure, particularly in the poorer parts of the nation.

    But, jobs building bridges and roads do come to an end once the projects are completed.

    Six of the ten richest counties in America are in Virginia and Maryland, clustered around the Washington, D.C., metro area.

    Six of the ten poorest counties in America are in Mississippi or Kentucky.

    North Carolina will not prosper unless it has brilliant road and rail links to Washington and elsewhere.

    Vermont lacks a major international airport.

    70% of roads in some states are in poor or mediocre condition.

    Poor states such Mississippi and Kentucky need big spending on roads, rail, schools and other infrastructure.

    Trump's Republicans are opposed to higher taxes, so how is infrastructure to be improved?

    Trump is going to have to increase the USA's debt.

    Trump has to face the fact that one of the USA's main economic problems is inequality.

    Warren Buffett says: "I was born in 1930. There's now six times as much real output per capita in the United States than there was, in real terms - six times."

    "If you'd told my parents that under these circumstances, there would be millions and millions of people living in poverty, they would have said it was impossible."

    Warren Buffett: Poverty In The U.S. 'Makes No Sense'

    Trump plans big tax cuts for the rich.

    Trump has so far released 3 contradictory tax plans

    Military Spending.

    Trump has to face the fact that one of the USA's main economic problems is spending too much money on the military.

    Trump has called for a military spending increase.

    Oxford Economics has found that if fully implemented, Trump's economic, tax and immigration policies would cost 4 million U.S. jobs, weigh down global growth and U.S. consumer spending, and could spark a trade war with other nations.

    Trump's economic plans could cost U.S. loss of 4 million jobs ...

    A boor.

    David Stevenson writes that "Trump will be an utter disaster for investors..."

    But, this will not happen in the first year.

    Farage and Trump

    How clever is Trump?

    "Nigel Farage was overheard telling friends at the party's conference in Bournemouth last week: 'I would say at worst Trump is a boor,' before adding with a grin, 'actually he's a boor at best too!'"



    1. Is Free Trade good or bad?

    It depends.

    Free trade deals help some and hurt others.

    2. China?

    3. Donald Trump told voters in Indiana that the US could not continue "to allow China to rape our country".

    According to former UK cabinet minister John Redwood, Donald Trump is in favour of free trade.

    Trump or Clinton? What would they mean for investors?.

    4. Trump wants free trade agreements that allow US companies to take over the world.

    Trump likes the fact that the United States records trade surpluses with, for example, Hong Kong, Netherlands and Australia.

    Trump does not like the fact that the USA has a trade deficit with China.

    5. A trade deficit can mean that a nation's wealthy citizens are so wealthy that they can afford to buy whatever good things that other nations have to offer.

    Trump can buy whisky from the UK, perfumes from France, gems from India and toys from China.

    The United States exports more than any country in the world, except China.

    The USA's trade deficit is relatively small by world standards.

    6. What about the The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, and the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement?

    These will help certain big US businesses. But, some people will get hurt.

    7. Trump says he wants more jobs for Americans.

    Many jobs that have been lost "because of decreasing consumer demand in the U.S. and elsewhere, largely as a result of economic downturns like the 2008 crisis.

    (The right wing elite have grabbed most of the money)

    "That demand loss particularly impacted areas like cars, white goods, machine tools, and lots of other things that U.S. businesses and consumers alike tend to buy at home.

    "Americans make 73% of what they buy here at home."

    8. "Almost 90% of the decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2010 was caused by the introduction of robots and computers."

    Almost Everything Trump Says

    Is Trump going to ban robots and computers?

    9. Donald Trump  promises to force Apple Inc. to manufacture in the United States.

    If Apple makes its stuff in the USA, then either it pays wages as low as those in China, or it finds it cannot compete with Samsung and other rivals.

    If US firms are going to pay lower wages, that does not help the retail industry.

    An Apple video iPod assembled in China sells for roughly $300 in the United States.

    Very little of that $300 goes to the Chinese firms.

    "The Chinese get only about six bucksworth of value from the item’s assembly and shipment. Meanwhile, the U.S.-based Apple and its affiliates get hundreds of dollars from an iPhone’s final U.S. sale (for things like design, marketing, and even some manufacturing)."

    Almost Everything Trump Says

    10. Modern manufactured goods, such as Boeing 787s, are usually made from components from different parts of the world.

    Boeing's 787, has a fuselage made in Italy, engines made in the United Kingdom, passenger doors made in France, cargo doors made in Sweden, landing gear doors made in Canada and wing tips made in South Korea.

    Trump could force Boeing to have all the parts made in the USA.

    11. But such a policy of 'Protectionism' has its risks.
    So, Trump has to be careful that he does not bring about a Great Depression.

    12. Yes, too many jobs have been offshored, but Trump may not realise how complicated matters are.

    There are good reasons why Coca Cola has bottling plants all around the world.

    The main problem is that "We have socialism for the richcrony capitalism, fascismkleptocracyoligarchy or banana republic style corruption." - Washington's Blog

    13. Trump should advocate raising taxes on the rich, cutting military expenditure and investing heavily in infrastructure.

    Ivanka Trump

    14. The US election was probably decided on the issue of the economy.

     "The US economy died ... when the financial system was deregulated."

    The Us Economy Has Not Recovered and Will Not Recover - Paul Craig Roberts‎

    15. Bernie Sanders believes that free trade agreements like NAFTAPermanent Normal Trade Relations with China, and the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement have allowed too many American jobs to move overseas.

    Bernie Sanders.

    170 top economists have endorsed Bernie Sanders' platform regarding Wall Street, signing a letter stating:

    "The Senator is correct that the biggest banks must be broken up and that a new 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act, separating investment from commercial banking, must be enacted."

    Economists Say.

    Trump inherited a fortune. He would have made more money if he had invested it with businesses other than his own.

    "We don't have free market capitalism anymore in the U.S. (and the big banks are largely responsible).
    Ivanka Trump

    16. "Thomas Piketty, perhaps the most influential economic thinker of the left in the Western world, is impressed by the rise of Sen. Bernie Sanders...

    "Piketty ... sees Sanders ....leading the United States toward a possible return to the nation's pioneering 20th century experiments with extremely progressive taxation and social spending...

    "Piketty points to the fact that, prior to Reagan, 20th century fiscal policy in the U.S. was aggressive in taxing the wealthy - much more so than the European counterparts...

    "From 1930 to 1980 ... the rate for the highest U.S. income (over $1 million per year) was on average 82%...

    "Those rates ... played a tremendous role in creating social equality and helped provide crucial government revenue for robust social programs..."

    World's Most Famous Economist.

    "Reagan ... lowered the rate for the highest incomes to 28%...

    "'Sanders' success today shows that much of America is tired of rising inequality and these so-called political changes, and intends to revive both a progressive agenda and the American tradition of egalitarianism,' Piketty wrote.

    World's Most Famous Economist.

    17. Donald Trump does not want to ban credit default swaps or collateralized debt obligations.

    Trump has said that the federal minimum wage should not be increased because wages are already too high.

    Trump wants to abolish the estate tax (FDR’s oligarch tax).

    Trump wants the top rate on income to fall from about 40% to 25%, 'meaning a tax bonanza for the rich and super-rich'.

    Those in the top 0.1% would see their taxes reduced by an average of $1.3 million, or 19% of their after-tax-income.

    Trump’s program would increase the federal deficit by just under $10 trillion in the first decade, and then by $15 trillion in the second decade.

    Trump's Art - Posing as Reformer Without attacking Power

    Barron Trump

    The state of Texas has the largest number of people living in districts that are severely distressed economically.

    Wealth And Income Gap, By ZIP Code

    One of Trump's homes.

    "In the USA, the majority of those who receive some form of public assistance (medicaid or foodstamps) have jobs ... but they earn so little that they cannot make ends meet."

    Web Site

    The USA today.

    Donald Trump wants to keep wages down, while reducing taxes on the rich, and spending more on the military.

    Trump has a home in Manhattan "designed to evoke the Palace of Versailles ...

    "It boasts a cavernous hall of mirrors, acres of marble set off by ‘24-carat gold and diamond accents’, and ceilings hand-painted with cherubs and scenes from Greek myths."

    Jesus loves rich guys?

    "Trump also owns Seven Springs, a huge mansion outside New York in the upmarket hamlet of Bedford, which boasts 60 rooms, two servants’ wings, 15 bedrooms, three swimming pools and 230 acres of land.

    "There’s another mansion in rural Virginia, a huge house on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and a vast waterside pile at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida."


    Mrs Trump

    "Numerous reports released during the first two months of 2016 document the staggering dimensions of the social crisis facing working people in the United States. 

    "A majority of Americans have too little savings to pay for an emergency expense of $1,000. One in four US adults is burdened by debts caused by medical expenses.

    "More than one million working people are being cut off food stamps.

    "One million retirees face pension cuts dictated by the Obama administration."

    Web Site

    Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are wealthy members of The Establishment.

    Donald trump is "like every other corporate tyrant in that his solution to most things follows the logic of Stalin: no person, no problem. You're fired!

    "Except as president he'd have other people-removing options, all of which he likes: torture, mass deportations, the banning of 23 percent of the Earth's population from entering the United States, etc.

    "Donald Trump is no ordinary con man. He's way above average."

    Donald trump wants tax cuts that could reduce government revenues by $15 trillion over ten years.

    With Trump as president, government debt could rise as high as 140% of GDP by 2026.

    Donald ducks the big questions


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