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I never paid much attention to the gambling casino enterprises other than that what seemed successful in Atlantic City for a while managed to fail and left a mess behind. And I suppose today’s Donald Trump wants us to forget his string of failures there.

But, what’s instructive about Trump’s testimony before a Congressional committee in 1993 isn’t just that he threw out his seven page prepared speech (because he can’t read?) but what he said instead, as reported by the bloke who assembled the material for this blog.
” Look, he said, “nobody likes Indians as much as Donald Trump,” but Indian casinos are being infiltrated by gangsters. “There is no way Indians are going to protect themselves from the mob,” he warned. “This is gonna blow.” Yes, he had more to say. “It will be the biggest scandal ever,” Trump went on, “the biggest since Al Capone…An Indian chief is going to tell Joey Killer to please get off his reservation? It’s unbelievable to me.” Finally: “Connecticut is a total disaster over Indian gaming.” His main issue was the massive Foxwoods casino in Connecticut, owned by the Mashantucket Pequots. “They don’t look like Indians to me,” said Trump, of the Pequots. “They don’t look like Indians to Indians.” What, someone asked, do Indians look like? “You know,” he said. “You know.” His appearance was well-received. “In my 19 years here, I don’t know that I’ve heard more irresponsible testimony,” said George Miller, head of the committee conducting the hearing. “Free speech reigns,” Neil Abercrombie, Democratic congressman of Hawaii, would sigh. “no matter how idiotic.” The Pequots were represented by lobby shop Patton Boggs & Blow. Trump had, of course, BMS&K, with the S very visible in the room107.”
Trump’s a “sight and sound” guy, directed by superficialities then and now. Twenty years later, there is no change. Elizabeth Warren can’t be an indian ’cause she doesn’t look like an indian. “Irresponsible” is a good word. Unresponsive to reality. That’s Trump and that’s also Clinton. The “road to hell is paved with good intentions” because incompetence prevents the good from being done.

Banksters vs. Tricky Dicksters

That’s what the 2016 Presidential election will come down to, if the Democrats don’t change course, or horse in mid-stream. Regardless of what Her Royal Clinton pronounced about Wall Street, the selection of Kaine sends a signal that her henchmen will retain influence under her reign. None of that letting the United State Postal Service distribute dollars into the economy for her.
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From hunters and gatherers to animal husbandry and beyond.

Have humans evolved? That’s debatable. Certainly, the human cerebral cortex and the brain case to accommodate it has gotten larger. But, it now seems that cerebral cortex is virtually useless, if survival is the issue. We can remember, think and plan ahead, but the basic life functions seem to be lodged in the brain stem. I keep remembering from Omi’s last days how long after she’d lost awareness and cognition, she continued to verbalize both day and night. It was as if babbling was an autonomic function, like breathing and the circulation of the blood.
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Illuminati and Illiterati

You’ve heard of the “illuminati”?
What we have here is the last gasp of the illiterati — people who cannot read with comprehension. Statistical data tell us they make up 30% of the adult U.S. population. They don’t listen to radio and TV and insist on freedom of speech on principle, but because, if they can’t talk, they can’t communicate at all.
The ghost writer of “The Art of the Deal” tells us Trump does not read. I believe him. Perhaps the reason Trump keeps marrying people who learned to read English, but not to speak it well, is because he relies on them to read for him and then explain what they’ve learned.
We know that the ordinary illiterate person relies on all kinds of “tricks” to hide their disability. Trump has made an art of it.

GPA Fourth Berth Application

The Georgia Ports Authority has proposed to construct a fourth berth on the shores of the Brunswick River in Glynn County to accommodate RoRo (roll on-roll off) at the port. Regardless of the merits of the project, the application and the review process are flawed and the DNR contribution virtually worthless. The DNR has called for comments here and the relevant documents can be found at

My rather lengthy response is appended GPA berth letter

An hypothesis

Perhaps it is a repeat. Instinct-driven people, lacking cognitive processing skills, compensate by developing linguistic fluency. That is, they talk to compensate for not thinking. And, this is a new thought, when they read, they do so without comprehension. That makes them good speakers in the world of the speech writer, since they perform like a record on a player. Drop the needle and a segment plays. Whether it is relevant depends on the accuracy of the manager or director.
It is said that thirty percent of American adults are functionally illiterate. It’s a good bet that among politicians it is higher. How can we have legislators that can’t read with comprehension? They rely on lobbyists.