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« Our campaign can win anywhere »: Bernie Sanders.

Umberto Eco, Christine Lagarde, Jeb Bush, Bernie Sanders and guns control.

Umberto Eco, author of the novels “The Name of the Rose” and « Foucault’s Pendulum, » died Friday at age 84, his U.S. publisher said.

⇔Statement by Christine Lagarde on her Second Term as IMF Managing Director

Press Release No.16/64
February 19, 2016

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today:

“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the IMF as Managing Director for a second term of five years, and I greatly appreciate the continued trust and support of the Fund’s Executive Board and our 188 member countries.

“Over the past five years, the IMF has adapted and strengthened its capacity to respond to its members’ needs and is well-prepared to help them meet the challenges of the future. The global economy is undergoing a number of important transitions and we are focused on helping our membership navigate these successfully—with our excellent staff delivering policy advice, capacity building and, where needed, financial support. The Fund remains committed to its fundamental goal of helping to ensure global economic and financial stability through international cooperation.

“I look forward to serving our membership and carrying out our critical mission in the period ahead.”

 ⇔The campaign trail. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he is suspending his presidential campaign. The move follows a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary.

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The wind is at our backs

It looks like we’re going to leave another state with roughly the same number of delegates as Hillary Clinton, maybe down just a few.

Sisters and Brothers –

The final results are in from Nevada and it looks like we’re going to leave another state with roughly the same number of delegates as Hillary Clinton, maybe down just a few.

I want to be completely clear with you about what this result means: Nevada was supposed to be a state « tailor made » for the Clinton campaign, and a place she once led by almost 40 points. But today, we sent a message that will stun the political and financial establishment of this country: our campaign can win anywhere.

There are 26 primaries and caucuses in the next month, and three straight positive results for our campaign are sure to prompt an over-the-top response from the millionaires and billionaires who are funding our opponent and her many super PACs.

We have to be prepared for their best shot, because it’s coming:

Make a $3 contribution to our campaign tonight and we are going to win this Democratic primary, the White House, and take our country back from the billionaire class.

We’re closing the gap dramatically in states that have yet to vote, and there’s a path to victory for our political revolution. If we continue to stand together, we’ll continue to win.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders for President

Sisters and Brothers –

We should be very proud of what we accomplished today in Nevada. Just last month, the Clinton campaign said they were leading by 25 points in their internal polls. And the entrance polls show we won the Latino vote in Nevada by 8 points. We’ll leave Nevada just a few delegates behind. That’s huge momentum.

The wind is at our backs. And in the next month, there are 26 primaries and caucuses.

Our campaign is funded by more than 4 million individual contributions — a tremendous number of working people giving small amounts of money to take on a campaign and super PACs funded by millionaires, billionaires, hedge funds, and Wall Street.

Your $3 contribution right now will help send a message that you’re standing with Bernie, and that you can help him win.

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Bernie said from the beginning that people should not underestimate us. That is true now more than ever.

Thank you for standing with Bernie.

In solidarity,

Jeff Weaver
Campaign Manager
Bernie 2016

Guns control.

⇒ ⇒ ⇒The suspect in the fatal shootings in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been identified as Jason Brian Dalton, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said Sunday.

Dalton is accused of killing six people in three separate incidents Saturday. A seventh victim — a 14-year-old — who was previously reported as dead is still alive, Getting said.

Guns’ controls. Is Poverty a case of disability. Is dangerosity a problem of poverty or social sufferance ?

After finishing this reading by Eurasianews :

On Social Security ? Obama wants your gun!

I cleared my throat looking for air and breath. According to the US administraton, people with financial problems are potentially dangerous. Conclusion : POVERTY SHOULD BE TREATED AS A NEW DISEASE. JUST SHOUT HERE AND APPLAUDE HYSTERICALLY OF PLEASURE.

Cynicism in politics can not be that greater or ridicule!

Considering those cases of dismissal :

– first of all, America is a society where inequalities are the highest in the World. Considering that poverty is an illness equates to say half of the American people are disqualified for gun’s possession.

– On the other side, this automatically implies the other part fits the posession. Wealth is health of mind and spirit. Come on, how to characterize industrial espionnage and intellectual property stealings among many institutional-power cover up’s thefts, threats and use of strenght to grab others belongings?

– But, let move even further: of the people going into rampage those years, how many of them were poor ? Were the Tzarnaïev brothers poor ? What about G. Zimmerman and the Police Eric Garnier or Michael Brown and Baltimore excruciating deaths ? Were Roof poor or suffering from money-shortage or disabilty ?

– Selective democracy with some deserving the rights to vote or not ; to posess a gun or not, etc..

– That is probably why gay marriage came in emergency while poor black people mass jailing and social difficulties were not.

When you want to get rid of your dog – meaning to scrap people’s rights – you accuse the dog of having ‘rage’.

NY city has brought up the appropriate response : treat poverty instead of accusing it of all the sins, diseases and criminality of the World. Look at Daesh, are they poor ? Not at all. They used to be as so many politicians used to also.

Look at the age of their Kamikaze ‘young boys’ or men, some of them have been paid a lot of money they left to their loves ones to commit those murders. Did they accept, because of poverty ? I doubt this strongly.

Roof and the Tunisian killer of the same age provided us with a path of research for a  better understanding of the motives behind mass shootings. How aged are those men turning murderers ?

Dangerosity is a slippery notion to handle with extreme precaution.

I suggest here – after Jeb Bush – that ex Senators or House Representants using the Revolving Door to go to either Wall Street or to enter any Lobbying House pose a more dangerous problem to Democracy and Freedom and Public Security than the poor.

Jeb Bush has nailed it. Locking 6 years of non-lobbying activities for those former Senators and HR is a good starting point to clean up Political Thinking. Too many analysis are driven by ideology or lobbyist militancy.

How can we make public space free of guns ? What about our cars ? Some limitations should be set for guns possessions, eventhough you were qualified to have one. When do you need a gun and why ? To protect yourself from aggressions or harm.

The notion that a wealthy man is less incline to shoot at somebody  than a poor one is a way to say that rich people are sane and poor are not. This is unacceptable for it stems from social, human and racial categorisation.

Once upon the time, only rich people or working men could vote and only them. Those people were declared apt to, because they could pay a ‘cens’ = a right to vote (1). The poor couldn’t and went excluded from the vote. Incapacited by poverty. Eugenism also came that way : it is said that Hitler regime experienced some medicines on poor people used as guinea pigs. Some of them turned mad and rogue, because of the drugs and arbitrary captivity they underwent under non-humane treatment.

Poverty can’t be a case of disability or of disqualification. This is dangerous determinism. Knowing that some rich people today used to be poor, in an ideal world, being poor can also be a temporary moment or a transitional period. So, when you got wealthier, would you – the former poor man – submit another application for a gun?

Now for the checkbook, this is our past ; there will be less and less use of it.

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Have we asked those people out there why they need a gun for ? Did we check out the neighborhood problems and how they conflicted with the feeling of Togetherness or Security ? I’m sure that action as « downing the confederate flag » would do more on guns killings reductions than policing the poor and criminalising social security – Medicare and Medicaid. Is it how Obamacare would end ? Trapping people ? Sorry, can’t buy this nor believe it.

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From CNN. ‘Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced his 2016 presidential bid today, the 16th contender to join the field of GOP candidates.

The 63-year-old Republican has a resume tailor-made for presidential politics: Elected twice statewide in battleground Ohio, he worked in the private sector and served nearly two decades in Congress, including a six-year run as chairman of the House Budget Committee’.

(1) According to the DSCC. ‘Republicans in states like North Carolina, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Nevada are pushing laws to make voting harder — especially for likely Democratic voters. These laws could easily decide key Senate seats (AND the White House) or fall agonizingly short.

Unlike the GOP, Democrats don’t change the rules to win elections.

This isn’t the first time Republicans have tried to suppress the vote. But if they succeed now, likely Democratic voters in MUST-WIN states could find themselves unable to cast ballots’.

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How many people have died from the 2008 financial crisis, alone committing suicide after bankruptcy ? Much more than guns shootings. This is for sure.

In 2008, we saw the damage that Wall Street’s big banks can do when we let their risky practices go unchecked. Their outrageous bets went south, leaving taxpayers on the hook to clean up the mess — and they nearly took the U.S. economy down with them.

That’s why, 5 years ago today, Congress passed the Wall Street Reform bill — to stop a crisis like that from happening again. And so far, it’s worked.

But some Republicans in Congress want to dismantle Wall Street Reform completely, and put the big banks back in the driver’s seat. And we already know where that road leads — right off an economic cliff.

I refuse to allow the GOP to dismantle Wall Street Reform. And today, I need your help to let them know they won’t get away with it. Tell Republicans in Congress: We CANNOT put Wall Street back in charge. Sign the petition.

Wall Street Reform wasn’t perfect. Main Street banks shouldn’t suffer under regulations that were intended to rein in Wall Street’s bad practices. And adjustments can be made to fix that.

But here’s what we can’t do: We can’t weaken the protections that keep huge banks from destroying our economy. We can’t weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — which was created with the sole purpose of protecting American consumers.

And we can’t put taxpayers and hardworking families back on the hook.

Repealing Wall Street Reform is more about politics than best practices — and that is simply unacceptable. The Republicans trying to repeal the law are standing in the way of  honest-to-goodness bipartisan compromise to fix Wall Street Reform in a way that benefits everyone.

I will continue to stand up for reform and for protecting American families. And today, I want Republicans to know that I’m not standing alone. Sign the petition to join me.

Thank you.

Sherrod

Amtrak. The train of Agony. Deadly.

I told you, sometimes ago, in my previous post. On Friday 9, precisely.  The Agony of A Death Train named Amtrak. Sometimes, Writers can be Oracles.

Here is the quote : « During this first transatlantic traveling in America, I was fascinated by two antiquities : the Amtrak and the School buses. Both are telling the story of the beginning of the Industrial era with rail transportation and auto-designing. Watching the fume of the Amtrak rolling forward, I was amazed by the cough of the train expectoring its agony (at) each sliding of the wheels. The Amtrak is kind of a poem of the agony.  Agony is its engine and essence. This train is ageless. Even in that endless agonizing Amtrak, I’m sure to be more protected and secured than in a car insured by Progressive select company insurance. Talk to me again about Progress ».

Today, some are asking Why ? Come on. You just need eyes to see it (*). For experts, naked eyes are trained eyes. Simply put, naked exam is the upper level of expertise, when you need one glance to capture the scene. It requires 10 years minimum of high level expertise to be performant.  The bottom line of this article provides another clear picture of that performance (1).

I also told you about a third moment, when the text is calling me back – like in « Baghdad Cafe » movie. This time, you are witnessing the call back process. First, there is this very bad news concerning the Amtrak derailment. My perception of the facts and the engine were absolutely right. Sorry for the injured and for those who lost their lifes. It reminds me about my own experience with the car crash in Washington, D.C. The moment when I got completely  discouraged. But, you know what kept me confident ? The Voice of Martin Luther King.

The day-night I visited the Memorial at Atlanta, he was asking me this simple question : « Why it took you so long to come » ? And I had nothing to answer. I was totally disarmed by the anger I could extirpate from his voice.

Yes, I went in America totally disarmed and off-guard. I was simply too happy to be there. At last. My dream was coming true. A week after landing, the sound of the phone house at Mauldin rang as the horn of the Amtrak. Agonizing.  At that very moment, my journey slept out of control. It was time to experience the Heat. And you go through it alone, unfortunately. This is the Law of Nature. I was turned upside down, nobody to rely on and nothing solid to stop my Slippery descent to Hell.

Thanks God, by His miracle, I kept on writing an shooting in the midst of that chaos and disarray.

The other unwritten law is, in politics, always count on YOURSELF. Apart from the wink of « Charlotte, Elisabeth, Diana », a noticeable exception from the UK – I had to go to Charlotte, so close to Mauldin, but, the project derailed, – [apart from that triple King size wink] in politics, friends are there to take, not to give. This very specific point turned blank in my brain. I was thrilled and euphoric. Totally unprepared to face the Worst. When time starts its brutal acceleration, it totally caught me by surprise.

I share the pain of the families. I know this road.

The « black box » of the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday in Philadelphia has been recovered, and it is being analyzed at an Amtrak operations center in Delaware, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says.

At least 6 people died and 200 people were treated at hospitals after the train went off the tracks, the mayor says.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators will look at a number of factors to try to determine what caused the derailment, including the track, the train signals, the operation of the train, the mechanical condition of the train, and human performance, NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt says.

« Traveling in excess ? » – High Speed ?  Human Performance only ?

(*) –  (CNN) « The Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday in Philadelphia is believed to have been traveling in excess of 100 mph as it approached a turn that is rated at 50 mph, according to a source briefed by investigators.

The death toll in the Tuesday night derailment of an Amtrak train has risen to seven, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said in a news conference ».

What about the state of the railways and the engine underperforming, because America has sacrified its train modernization, under the automakers lobbying ? And it shows.

Yesterday, the Trans-Pacific Partnership went under the Heat of Republicans. Interesting to notice the fear of Growth evaporation abroad behind the vote.

« Senate Democrats delivered a blow to President Barack Obama today when they blocked debate on a major trade bill that the White House has championed.

On a 52-45 vote, the measure fell short of the 60 votes needed.

The rare filibuster by members of the President’s own party speaks to the divisive nature of the bill.

Opposition to the measure, which would allow for quick approval of the 12-country, free-trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has been building among progressive Democrats for some time.

Many Democrats and some Republicans believe past trade deals have hurt the U.S. economy and led to jobs moving overseas » (CNN).

 Not only the Big American Five are piling huge amount of money out of America, holding back the  scale of  Home recovery as well as the World, we have the case of Nike explained by Eurasianews. TransPacific Partnership Will Undermine Democracy, Empower Transnational Corporations – OpEd

Auto-lobbying, railways antiquity, Transpacific Partnership, Democracy and Growth. Add them up and you end up with a derailment.

This train of Hell still has a lot to tell us. It is only the beginning of the Hearing. Hold on with Germanwings and Lubitch, the co-pilot. (1)

Talking about growth, in France, a zero per cent plus something growth has been miraculously reached. Growth without jobs and a decrease of investments. Some economists are asking French people to wait for a miraculous adjustment within three months. Perhaps yes or no. Rendez-vous in September. Clap your hands.

In Germany, growth is lower than the French zero per cent plus something. Clap again.

You may ask where the French miracle comes from and you are right to. It comes from oil crubbling prices. According to some experts, the miracle is the outcome of rising gas consumption. Thanks to America blowing the wall of oil production. This is the miracle president Hollande has been waiting for, for so long. Equivalent to the Manna from the Heaven. God bless America !

Read. Praise The Lord Oil, by Oil Price.

God is a God of Miracle and He is Alive ! HAlleluiah !

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(1) Listen and read Global Research Horn sounding the alert to the next Hellish station. Brace for the slippery descent. Credit Markets have Melted Overnight. Derivatives are a $1 Quadrillion “Ticking Time Bomb”.

The Budget Crisis, Treasury Bonds and the US Dollar: Breakdown of the Global Economic, Financial and Monetary System …. Excerpt.

“Credit” is what our entire system is based upon. It has become the basis for all paper wealth and the lubricant for all real economic activity. Should credit collapse (it will), everything we have come to believe in (been fooled by) will change. Credit has come to be viewed as “wealth”, it is considered an “asset”… with just one problem, it is neither! Credit is only an asset and can be considered wealth as long as the borrower “can pay”.

And herein lies the rub, Greece cannot pay which means the holders of Greek debt (along with issuers of CDS) cannot pay and so on. It is not just Greece of course, it is the entire Western world, it just happens that Greece is first because they lied the most with the help of Goldman Sachs and other “benefactors”.

Read the IMF press briefing below assessing the Greece question (2).

Moving ahead, after the drama with our condolences to the families who lost their loves ones and compassion for those injured. So far « The death toll in Tuesday night’s Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia has risen to eight, and all 243 people that investigators believe were on the train have now been accounted for, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter told reporters Thursday afternoon » (CNN).

« Former Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday clarified — again — his position on the Iraq War, saying, « Knowing what we know now … I would not have gone into Iraq. »

The comments marked the fifth time this week that the prospective 2016 presidential candidate sought to explain his position on the war, which was launched during the presidency of his brother, George W. Bush » (CNN).

 (2) In its traditional IMF Press Briefing, Greece has dominated the discussion. Burundi, Ukraine and the BRICS Bank were also at issue.

Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund

Washington, D.C.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

MR. RICE: Good morning, everyone, and welcome to this Regular Press Briefing on behalf of the International Monetary Fund. I am Gerry Rice of the Communication Department.

Excerpts.

QUESTIONER: Good morning. Just first on the Greek program credibility, that includes the debt, correct, the debt burden has to be sustainable and also credible by the IMF, does it not?

And secondly, since the IMF has outlined the preparations that the Fund is helping some countries take in the event of a Greek default, can you outline what the contingency planning that the IMF is making for Greece for default?

MR. RICE: As I said before, we do various scenarios for various countries. We don’t disclose the details of that information for obvious reasons. On your question about the debt, well, you’re right. Of course, it’s a big part of the credibility and that’s why we have the Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA) updated on a regular basis, and we will be doing so in the course of this review as it continues.

QUESTIONER: Gerry, can you just take one more on Greece?

MR. RICE: Okay. QUESTIONER: Thank you. I have two questions. First of all, will Madam Lagarde be meeting with Mr. Draghi today and can you give us a sense of what they’ll be discussing?

Secondly, do you have any update on Greece’s liquidity situation? Obviously, they did some interesting maneuvering to make the last IMF payment. What is your sense of their liquidity situation and their ability to make the next payment?

MR. RICE: We still don’t have like the last time, the granularity on the liquidity situation in Greece. On the Managing Director meeting with Mario Draghi today, she certainly will because he’s coming to, as I mentioned, give this lecture. And, of course, they’ll have many interactions in the course of the day. And I don’t know what they will talk about. I would imagine that they will discuss developments in Europe, including Greece. But you’ll see him here for yourselves very shortly.

QUESTIONER: Thank you, Gerry. I actually have a follow-up on Greece also. QUESTIONER: No, no, it’s not a first. I sometimes veer off my usual path. We were discussing with my colleagues here before the briefing that Greece has been offered a membership in this BRICs Bank and I wanted to ask you whether it sounds to you as a good idea for them to sort of — it looks like they’re looking for additional arrangements that maybe used in the current situation and, again, diluting. Does that look like that to you? What would you like to say about this.

 Visit The IMF website for the whole topic.

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Here are the latest reverberations.

A King is dead.

« Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and staccato picking style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night, his daughter said.

He was 89.

King was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital this month after suffering from dehydration, his daughter, Patty King said » (CNN).

From one slope to another

« A U.S. military helicopter missing in Nepal since Tuesday has been found on the steep slopes of a mountain east of Kathmandu, a top Nepali army officer said. A Nepali army helicopter spotted it at an altitude of 11,200 feet » .

Minister: 3 bodies found with wreckage of missing U.S. helicopter in Nepal. (CNN)

Burundi’s descent into chaos.

« Burundian authorities arrested the military generals behind an attempted coup, including its leader, a government spokesman said » (CNN).

This coup was stupid. Coups are behind us and on the right side of History.

Adventurism in Politics, an african speciality, illness and particularity. And some civilian activists are asking more of that. Crazy Burundese civil society. What are they going to do with the Humanitarian crisis and more poverty and instability not only in Burundi but in the neighboring countries impacted by those irresponsible « leaders » looking at their own interests : the Benghazi rebels foolish model.

African people should focus on transparent and clear elections not on the number of mandates which, in the case of an emerging Africa could strip great men – a rare species in Africa – for adventurers in politics. Earlier stages of the creation of nations requires visionaries and long-sitting leadership. Quote from our previous post.

Acceleration of time for the TPP ?

In respect to Democracy, here is a warning by Monique Teal of the Daily Kos. I will let you decide what to do.

« Elise, the Senate just voted 65-33 to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This is incredibly disappointing, but the fight against TPP is still on in the House of Representatives.

Currently, there are not enough Republican votes to pass fast track, but House Democrats are feeling the pressure from the White House to make up the difference.

Whether we win or lose on fast track now hinges on how many members of the House stand up for working people and say “no” to a secret corporate trade deal that you and I are not allowed to read.

Please take a few minutes to call your member of the House of Representatives today at the number below, and leave the following message:

Unfortunately we could not identify your legislators.

“I am one of your constituents. I am urging you to stand up for working people and say NO to a secret corporate trade deal that will ship jobs overseas and endanger our environment. Please vote NO on fast-track approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.”

This vote will come down to the wire. Members of the House are under a lot of pressure from the White House to support this secret trade deal. We must remind them that they work for us, and must reject fast track ».

I respect Monique’s statement and I understand the challenge. Not to mention that I’m cheering her calling back.

FAST-TRACKING THE TPP –  I would rather agree with the Senate vote, regarding the latest Amtrak breakdown, probably due to delays and  backwardness. Hopeffuly, there will be no derailment with the acceleration of the TPP speed. Let’s go for a try, if the House is OK. If  we don’t try, how do we know, it works ? 

Here is where we are going to park the Amtrak. 

Untill Monday. Happy Mother’s Day for mums of the World and time for prayers for the Amtrak victims.