The American election of 2016.

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“A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.”

That is the opening sentence of the introduction to the Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels which most people with an interest in politics have at least skim read or failing that perhaps have heard of. I’d seen what actually lay at the end of that road and read up on the theory of it in order to at least refute its advocates, who seemed to be drawn exclusively from the indulged and feckless sons and daughters of the middle class bourgeoisie that spawned both Marx and Engels, and which were also the objects of scorn by the book.

It’s still a dangerous book to read when you’re young, because in an ideal world it appears to detail how a perfect political system could be constructed. For its time, it was a brave and radical book which at times verged on the poetic even in English translation, but as we all know, the great experiment in building the Communist utopia failed, not only because it was hijacked by thinly disguised despotisms like Stalinism or the murderous aberration of Maoism, but because it did rely on that ideal perfect world only the young actually believe exists.

It was doomed to fail, but that’s not always a strictly binary thing in politics, it’s more a spectrum, with sometimes the better elements retained long after the political theory has fallen deeply out of favour.

What has to be recognised and generally isn’t in these more prosperous days, is that it was a needed book for its time. There were sharp divisions between the people trapped without any escape in a rigid class system or even systems like serfhood that were in most respects tantamount to slavery.

Immigrants flocked to nineteenth century America, because it was the only place on the face of the Earth that offered some hope of escape out of that system that doomed them and their children to the same old life of abject poverty. They hacked a new life out of the wilderness, paying a high price when that was required of them. Freedom and land.

What they left behind them was a rich ruling class which lived in another world the emergent middle class aspired to, and as for the working class at the bottom of the system, their life in the words of Thomas Hobbs was “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”

They were the majority who did most of the work, derived the least of society’s benefits and every man’s hand was against them. That’s why the first sentence of the first paragraph of the first chapter of the Manifesto is “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles” because it was self evidentially true at the time.

Over the last year I’ve been reminded several times of the quote which opens this article, because as revelation has followed revelation, what this election has come down to is whether the ordinary American, of whatever race, colour, creed or political persuasion, is prepared to have foisted upon them by a ragbag of special interests, a person who is not only patently dishonest but corrupt to the very core.

Instead of the baroque sounding selection of oppressors like the Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies – substitute the media through all its organs, the establishment parties both Democrat and Republican, millionaire celebrities perched on their high horses lecturing people about who they should vote for, a law enforcement system that refuses to apply the rule of law to the criminality of the Clintons, violent paid supporters, self-proclaimed experts who know what’s best for other people, and gross campaign violations for which any punishment seems to be a remote and distant prospect.

An FBI that all but destroyed its integrity, an Attorney General, the highest law official in the land, and a Department of Justice whose officials actively connived with the Clintons to pervert the course of justice and are now even more indecently a part of investigating them, a patently corrupt foundation operating hand in hand with an equally corrupt Secretary of State Clinton that operated a pay to play policy in broad daylight, a one million dollar birthday “gift” to Bill personally, a twelve million dollar donation by the king of Morocco in exchange for ninety million dollars worth of business passed his way.

About allowing the Russians to buy control of one fifth of American capacity to produce weapons-grade uranium, about the incompetence and subsequent lies to cover up the needless loss of American lives in Benghazi, accepting monies from states actively funding brutal terrorists who as I write are busy killing American solders, and there are lots lots more. It’s only Friday, so Lordy only knows what more revelations there are to come out before November eighth.

How did we find out all these things?

Well, it wasn’t through any effort on the part of the MSM, who have actively conspired with the Clintons in complete defiance of every basic tenet of honest journalism. Spiking anything critical, running with anything negative of Trump, clearing in advance articles with the Clinton campaign, leaking questions in advance of televised debates. They’ve even studiously ignored a candidate for President of the USA who for nearly two hundred days of the campaign didn’t give a live unscripted interview.

It was the internet Davids of Project Veritas and WikiLeaks versus the mainstream Goliaths.

They have been the only ones turning over the flat rocks and catching an assortment of variously corrupt and corrupting creatures scurrying out of the light and back into the murky twilight and shadows such denizens live in. They simply got so used to having a sickeningly compliant media attentive to their every whim, that they grew careless, and indeed couldn’t care what scandals might be uncovered about their activities since they would get no coverage in the media anyway. Revelation has followed revelation, and not a scintilla of it all is being covered in the mainstream media.

For so many people, the lies of omission, the lies of commission and just the arrogance of it all means they’ll never trust the media in the same way again. Once trust is lost in anything, it never quite makes its way home back into your confidence; just ask any spouse who’s been caught cheating on their partner.

Just as the Manifesto said in no uncertain terms that the game is rigged to the convenience of everyone else but you, and despite what they might say, none of them is there to help you. The only person who can do that is you yourself, but you must accept that you’re on your own and it’s only through your own efforts that you can break out of the system.

When you go into the polling booth next Tuesday and put your cross by a name, you will of course be voting for a person but in a much higher sense you will be voting for change. For sweeping out a jaded and decadent Washington elite and their establishment politics whose policies are pretty indistinguishable from each other. They’ve been shown up for what they are in this election.

Whether you like him or not, Trump is a change candidate and Clinton is pure establishment, and that’s the basic choice you face in the privacy of that booth. The hope of real change or just accepting the continuance of the same tired and corrupt status quo.

The only other change candidate who was on offer and who should be the one squaring up to Trump was Bernie Sanders, whose campaign was sabotaged by his own party in connivance with the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration, but who also made the decision to be the nice guy in a rigged game finishing last, rather than having the grit to slug it out toe to toe with Clinton and the DNC. He and his treatment at the hands of the Democratic party, brutally disillusioned a lot of young Democrat supporters.

With less than a week to go, what is actually the mood of the country? Which way will they vote? By any conventional means, this question is a difficult one to answer. The mainstream media have the resources to collate voting intentions across the nation, but simply can’t be trusted because they’ve shown themselves to be complete bare-faced liars. The polls are still, as they always have been, predicting a Clinton victory but since the only news organs we’ve learnt to trust for information like Project Veritas or WikiLeaks can’t afford to run such polls, we’ve by necessity had to fall back on anecdotal signs to get a sense of the will of the people.

We have reports of whole neighbourhoods bristling with vote for Trump campaign placards and nary a Clinton one in sight. While numbers always count, what’s interesting is they are in states and areas that one would naturally expect to be voting for Clinton on autopilot. Add in her little pixies going around and stealing the signs (not prosecuted of course), and alarm bells should be going off at DNC central.

We have rallies by Trump everywhere and at all times of day where the doors simply have to be shut but people stay outside to listen via jerry rigged loudspeakers to what he himself has got to say, because people no longer trust the MSM to accurately report what he’s saying, never mind giving him a fair shake. Trust in them has gone. He’s packing in the people and the best the Clinton campaign can do in reply is Photoshop in crowds at her thinly attended events.

We have polls which in the run in to the end of the election, are suddenly showing plunges in the support of Clinton by over 13% points, and that’s prior to the FBI reopening their investigations. Sorry, I don’t believe that. It’s just too big a drop.

Call me cynical, but they’ve been rigging the polls unmercifully and ignoring the reality that Trump has been some way ahead of Clinton for some time. This way, they can shift the blame for losing to the FBI and cover up their deceptive statistical machinations. If you see more dramatic plunges in the polls of Clinton this weekend, you’ll know for sure.

The bookies in USA are now taking 90% of bets on Trump winning by various margins. As far as they’re concerned, it’s only about the spread now. When people are putting their own money on a Trump win and the guy making book is laying off the bets furiously, that’s the sort of poll I tend to notice. To use a salty old phrase, money talks, bullshit walks.

The rumoured slump in African-American turnout speaks to how equally the blacks are as fed up as the whites with an administration and a campaign heavily invested in the politics of race hatred and division. Clinton, like Obama, talks the talk but he still let the manufacturing powerhouse of Detroit wither to ten percent of its size, flinging hundreds of thousands of working men off the production line and onto welfare and food stamps. Thank you very much Mr President.

It’s FBI director Comey, watching the resignations in disgust of his senior men piling up on his desk, reopening their investigations, and apparently he could hear the cheers of his own people floors below him welcoming the news. They’d rather look for a new job than work for an organisation they were too proud of to let anyone get away with being above the law.

That tired old meme that Hillary’s victory is inevitable is wearing thinner by the day. It’s become clear to most observers that the Clinton brand is now toxic to most voters. I think it’s gradually coming down to a choice between saving her and preserving the Democratic brand itself. Certainly there are some subtle indications of them distancing themselves from her. The big guns of the party seem tepid in their support of her these days, since in politics associating with losers is never a good thing. Obama even came out with a statement of support for FBI director Comey, albeit through gritted teeth

Are the Dems throwing Hillary under the bus? This, the last weekend of the campaign, should throw up some signals either way on that slight feeling I’ve had of late.

Up until about six months ago, I though I was in touch with the sometimes gritty reality of grown up politics, but even I must confess to being appalled at the sheer depth of betrayal. There is simply no moral floor. There is no rule of law; indeed it’s just there as a weapon to be used on your opponents. There is no cheat, no line that cannot be crossed; basic democracy is just something to be debased. All the way through the campaign, deception, dishonesty, guile and bad faith have been the guiding principles – just win at any cost.

I thought that sort of stuff was well into the tin foil hat territory, but have been proved wrong time after time. Will that sort of corruption come to a screeching halt as soon as the voting booths open? I think not. To paraphrase Clausewitz, it’ll most likely be the continuation of that same naked corruption by other means. No wonder Trump is already making rumblings about not accepting a rigged vote.

Trump looks to be the required emetic American politics needs to vomit out the bile of establishment corruption and a deeply compromised media.

What’s being voted on here is a return to life’s basics; a complete rejection of the prostitute business of Washington politics, a rejection of the viewpoint that there’s nothing which can be done about it, of wanting a job for you and the kids, some real security rather than noble sounding words, not being killed by people you’re supposed to welcome into your midst you don’t trust and who don’t give a damn about your values because you’re seen by them as weak, of being an honourable part of your neighbourhood, about not hating each other because of the colour of your skin.

Of believing in that despised thing called family values, about not pandering to unrepresentative movements that applaud luring first responders like policemen of whatever colour to their deaths and crowing over it, about really caring rather than just hate, of doing better than just virtue signalling back into a circle of society you don’t belong to, but also one you know for damn sure they’ll never let you into, because you know in their heart of hearts, they see you as being their pet they’re going to look after despite your best efforts to wiggle out of the choke-chain they think they’ve got around your neck.

As I said, it’s difficult to predict where things will stand next Wednesday morning, but some things are clear already after informal conversations with friends. There will be an unusually large turnout by people who don’t ordinarily vote, and they’ll mostly be voting for the change candidate. Given how frenziedly the media are twisting every fact in sight and their incestuous relationship with the Clinton campaign, I’d say the real numbers are scary.

When you’re nagging A-list celebs to go about knocking on doors in a homeland territory like Pennsylvania, things must be bad.

If it’s any help to people wondering whether to turn up and vote in an election they’ve been led to believe Hillary already has in the bag, I’d remind them of the British experience of the last year.

We had a general election and every poll, every pundit and every Wiesenheimer told us it was neck and neck, but the sane party won with more than one hundred seats than any other.

We then had a referendum to leave the EU, and the same bunch of know-it-alls predicted a No vote, and they were wrong – yet again.

On both occasions, the yeomen backbone of Great Britain turned up and delivered a mighty kick up the backside to the lot of them, and they haven’t stopped whingeing about it for a single day ever since.

Draw back your boot America, take aim at that big wide flaccid butt, and do exactly the same to the lot of them. You’ll feel a lot better for it.

©Pointman

Related articles by Pointman:

How to get run over by the Trump juggernaut.

The loss of faith in the political class.

Betrayal by those you once trusted.

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33 Responses to “The American election of 2016.”
  1. Keitho says:

    What an excellent article!

    Thanks for that Pointy, it was a good read and a good take on affairs as they have developed.

    I just can’t wait to see these idiot idealogues wake up to the realization that this is not about left and right, it’s about right and wrong and that Clinton dynasty is just plain crooked.

    Thank goodness Donald J Trump has decided enough is enough and has stood up for us all.

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  2. James n says:

    Fantastic article. Ever since I found this site, courtesy of a weaponsman blog post, its rapidly becoming my go to page. Insightful, honest and intelligent, thank you for taking the time to write these posts. They are much appreciated.

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  3. Blackswan says:

    Pointman,

    You’re so right … about all of it.

    We’ve seen Killary on the hustings, vainly trying to ingratiate herself as being from a hard-working middle class Chicago family – her father a draper – but what she doesn’t tell you is that he once ran for public office, failed miserably, and held a ‘strong dislike of the Democratic Party for the rest of his life’, becoming a staunch Republican.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_E._Rodham

    The problem is, when you have a person aspiring to rise above their origins in life and that person is a narcissistic, amoral, socio/psychopathic individual, there are no boundaries … no moral compass … nothing is too extreme, too odious, too illegal to get them where they have every intention of going.

    ‘Aspiration’ becomes ‘obsession’, and the end justifies any means at their disposal.

    She is a truly dangerous woman on so many levels. What’s the bet that when she’s finally indicted and convicted, her lawyer, in pleading mitigation of her sentencing, will cite her ill-health, her Parkinson’s disease, her need for constant medical treatment in an effort to keep her out of prison.

    The depths of corruption in the ‘Washington Swamp’ is like the script from a B-grade movie … who’d believe such a preposterous scenario?

    America’s problem is a global problem – its contagion has spread around the world. That’s why the outcome of this landmark election matters to all of us.

    By the way, the irony is breathtaking considering she claims to be a champion of CAGW who has vowed to close down the entire coal industry. Her grandparents on both sides were from English/Welsh coal mining stock … families who would have been thrown on the scrapheap … a future she planned to inflict on American miners.

    C’mon America … Ditch the Bitch!

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  4. philjourdan says:

    I have seen the insights you have here in other places. I have never seen them written so well! This is an outstanding summary of what is happening (albeit from someone who agrees with you). Excellent post! Thank you for writing it.

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  5. Martin A says:

    …About allowing the Russians to buy control of one fifth of American capacity to produce weapons-grade uranium, about…

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  6. Pointman says:

    This is how a Clinton rally looks before it gets the photoshop treatment.

    Pointman

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    • Blackswan says:

      Looks like a few folks taking a family walk in the park stumbled across her. Truly pathetic!

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    • Pointman says:

      I think that picture deserves a caption contest. First prize a year’s free subscription to Pointy’s.

      Lady on extreme left sitting down to the man wearing the black T-shirt scratching his head.

      “Who is she anyway?”

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      • Blackswan says:

        “A grannie from the PTA drumming up cookies for another bake sale.”

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      • Old Rooster says:

        “Don’t worry, Peter Jackson is my campaign director and by the time the guys at Weta and the CGI artists and sound techs finish with it it’ll look fantastic in the theatrical release.”

        Or “Your BBQ gear will be returned to you just as soon as we’ve got all the foootage we need of you displaying your adulation of me and my platitudinous policies.”

        Stand alone or appended to any other entry—”Delenda est Donaldo!”

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      • asybot says:

        I am sure glad I am standing on the axles.

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  7. Blackswan says:

    A judge in Ohio just issued a restraining order against Trump’s supporters attempting to monitor the election polling booths against rigging, beginning with ….

    “1. Engaging in any unauthorized “poll watching” activities inside of polling places, within one hundred feet of polling places (“the buffer zone”) or within ten feet of a voter standing in a line extending beyond the buffer zone.

    2. Distributing literature and/or stating to individuals … that voter fraud is a crime, or describing the penalties under any Ohio or Federal statute for impermissibly casting a ballot.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/restraining-order-trump-campaign_us_581cd08fe4b0e80b02c9c23d

    Proof positive that a Judiciary can be bought and paid for. Bloody hell – not even permitted to hand out pamphlets that voter fraud is a crime!!!

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  8. suyts says:

    From your lips/hands to God’s ears. This is a stunning time in world history. The gravity of this election can not be overstated. I’ve come to believe Churchill …..

    You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.

    But, the time is now, to do the right thing.

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  9. Pointman says:

    And as if by magic, suddenly it’s Trump on 48%, and Hillary on 42%. I think you’ll have to adjust your polls a lot more than that …

    http://cesrusc.org/election/

    Pointman

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    • G. Combs says:

      Pointy,
      The Podesta email with occult spirit dinners just hit the web HARD and even Hillary supporters are repulsed. (Hats off to Reddit and 4Chan for all the digging.)

      This is just one of the videos hitting the internet

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  10. gwaigau says:

    Another great article. Ordinary working class people make up the majority of the middle classes; that just needs to be accepted and that they need to flex their political muscles.

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  11. NZPete says:

    I’ve just read your article Pointy, and posted a link to it on gab.ai. Will do twitter as well for my very modest following, FWIW. The first thing I heard this morning before going to sleep after a midnight shift was that Comey had just stated that his previous recommendation stood: that is, there was no reason to indict Clinton. I felt quite deflated.
    Now I have read your article, which I found quite inspiring.
    I have *no* idea what the outcome will be come the 9th November (in NZ), but I will know that a great many decent people have tried to put the truth out there.
    Thank you!

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  12. Another Ian says:

    The way the polls are pro Hillary it is time for another “Dewey Wins” type headline IMO

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  13. Blackswan says:

    Hillary Clinton goes to a gifted-student primary school in New York to talk about the world. After her talk, she offers question time. One little boy puts up his hand.
    Hillary asks him what his name is. “Kenny,” he says.
    And what is your question, Kenny?” she asks.

    I have three questions,” he says.
    1st — whatever happened in Benghazi?”
    2nd — why would you run for president if you are not capable of handling two e-mail accounts?
    And, 3rd — whatever happened to the missing six-billion-dollars while you were Secretary of State?

    Just then the bell rings for recess. Hillary informs the kiddies that they will continue after recess.

    When they resume, Hillary says, “Okay, where were we? Oh, that’s right, question time. Who has a question?

    A different boy — little Johnny — puts his hand up.

    Hillary points to him and asks him what his name is.
    “Johnny,” he says.
    And what is your question, Johnny?” she asks.

    I have five questions,” he says.
    1st — whatever happened in Benghazi?
    2nd — why would you run for president if you are not capable of handling two e-mail accounts?
    3rd — whatever happened to the missing six-billion dollars while you were Secretary of State?
    4th — why did the recess bell go off 20 minutes early?”
    And 5th — where’s Kenny?”

    H/T to Swampy of Southbank on michaelsmithnews.com

    Probably only the beginning of an era of Clinton close-to-the-bone stories/jokes/anecdotes that we’ll hear and can regale dinner party guests with … there’ll be so many red faces among the trendoids incapable of thinking for themselves.

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  14. Blackswan says:

    This explains a lot …….

    How the DNC owns the mainstream media: (Please Re-post Everywhere)

    ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, Obama’s National Security Advisor.

    CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications.

    NBC News Political Analyst, David Axelrod was Obama’s Chief Campaign Advisor and Senior Advisor directly to Obama himself.

    NBC CEO Stephen Burke is a Board Member of Warren Buffet’s Company Berkshire Hathaway. Buffet donated 920 million dollars to Obama’s campaign.

    NBC’s moderator for Meet the Press, David Gregory, is married to Beth Wilkinson, a lawyer defending Hillary in her email scandal.

    ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who now works for CNN as a commentator.

    ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary.

    ABC News chief political correspondent and anchor George Stephanopoulos was the White House Communications Director then Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy for Bill Clinton, and was just caught secretly donating $75,000 to the Clinton foundation.

    ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood.

    CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.

    CNN political analyst Chris Cuomo is son of former NY Democratic Gov. Mario Cuomo and brother of current NY Dem. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    NBC Chelsea Clinton was making $600,000.00 a year + benefits as a starting reporter.

    Univision’s Emmy Award Winning Anchor Jorge Ramos’s daughter is working on Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign.

    Yahoo is partnered with ABC News. The CEO of yahoo, Marissa Mayer is also an Obama campaign donor who has donated over $300,000.00 to Obama’s campaigns and has even hosted Obama fundraisers in her own home.

    Thompson Reuters has donated over $1,000,000.00 to Hillary Clinton.

    Newsmax COO James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News, has donated over $1,000,000.00 to Hillary Clinton.

    Telmex CEO Carlos Slim has donated over $1,000,000.00 to Hillary Clinton.

    Google has donated $1,000,000 to Hillary Clinton.

    Donations under a million for Hillary:

    Mort Zuckerman, owner of the NY Daily News & US News World Report

    Time Warner Inc, Owner of CNN’s Parent Company Turner Broadcasting

    Hollywood Foreign Press Association

    Viacom

    Comcast, Parent Company of NBC Universal, which is the Parent Company of NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC.

    PBS

    Robert Allbritton, Owner of Politico

    AOL Huffington Post Media Group

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    • Pointman says:

      I tend to use Google news in the morning to scan through what’s happening in the world. Looking down the trending list on the ULS of the screen, Clinton stories gets top billing with the rest of the items being trivia or C-list celebs.

      Not a mention of Trump …

      Pointman

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    • asybot says:

      Blackswan, it’s called “inbreeding’ and the result today is obvious, it does create stupidity, arrogance and the feeling ” that we are better than you!”.

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  15. Blackswan says:

    Something seems very peculiar. As of 3:46 PM eastern US time today, November 7, Air Force One, Air Force Two, a Special Air Mission (SAM) with FLOTUS and SLOTUS, PLUS an E-4 Military Global Command Aircraft are all airborne. This means the President is in one plane, the Vice President is in another. Their families are in a third plane and a military global command post (e4) are all in the air at the same time. More strange is the fact that Secretary of State John Kerry is now on his way to . . . . . the South Pole!

    https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/2412

    The entire Command Structure of the federal government is airborne and with the Secretary of State heading to the South Pole, he would be conveniently out of harm’s way if . . . . oh . . . . . let’s say an atomic bomb detonated around Washington and wiped everyone out.

    With Obama putting 300,00 NATO troops on high alert in Europe, continually blaming Russia for the Clinton hacks, consider this ….

    With rampant voter fraud becoming evident in the election, Clinton wins, Trump supporters go ballistic, and right in the middle of the riots and mayhem a false flag nuclear device flattens Washington or some other city.

    Washington would be handy … all the incriminating evidence of Obama/Clinton criminality would go up in a mushroom cloud.

    Nah, couldn’t happen …. could it?

    It’s the oddest thing I ever heard of (if it’s true) that the US chain of command (and their families) are airborne at the same time. What are they anticipating?

    Trump and Clinton are both in NYC, not Washington, on this momentous election day.

    It’s all very odd and unprecedented, and to quote Clinton … “deeply troubling”.

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  16. gallopingcamel says:

    Take a look at the NY Times forecast results that show Donald Trump at >95% at this hour and 295-305 electoral college votes.
    http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/president

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  17. Blackswan says:

    “Donald Trump, who rode the rage of the working class to victory in Tuesday’s presidential election, received one of his first salutes from American workers Thursday as he took his first trip as president-elect….

    ….Trump’s plane taxied along the runways as workers lined the runways to wave at the bold, brash New Yorker who took on the political class in their name and won.

    Before the plane left, Trump was treated to a water salute, a form of recognition given to arriving or departing planes whose passengers are distinguished.”

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/trump-gets-salute-nyc-airport-leaving-meet-obama/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_campaign=WJDailyEmail&utm_content=2016-11-10REPLY

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  18. Blackswan says:

    H/T to michaelsmithnews.com

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  19. asybot says:

    I have been walking around with a smile on my face since Wednesday morning, especially after Trump’s acceptance speech and today’s meetings with Obama/ Ryan etc. I believe firmly Trump is going to deliver. And we all need to step up to make it happen in no matter how small a hand we can lend!

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  20. Pointman says:

    For the Fallen

    With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
    England mourns for her dead across the sea.
    Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
    Fallen in the cause of the free.

    Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
    Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
    There is music in the midst of desolation
    And a glory that shines upon our tears.

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
    Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

    They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
    They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
    They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
    They sleep beyond England’s foam.

    But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
    Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
    To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
    As the stars are known to the Night;

    As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
    Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
    As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
    To the end, to the end, they remain.

    by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943),

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    • 42david says:

      They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
      Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
      At the going down of the sun and in the morning
      We will remember them.

      Recited at Stand To [18:00 hrs] every night in the RSL here in Oz

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  21. asybot says:

    If it would not have been for ALL the allied forces keeping the EU save? I would never have been able to immigrate to Canada. It is therefore even more disgusting to see what is happening today not only there but all over the place. I sincerely hope Trump can, with our help, deliver.

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