Root or cover?

While money is not the root of evil, it does provide cover to evade detection.
“Some humans aint human” as John Prine opined. ‘Tis true. I think they are missing a link between the cognitive brain and the ancient instinct-driven brain.

Prohibitive or Prescriptive

Under the Constitution, the law is prohibitive when it comes to the behavior of natural persons. Because of the presumption of probity, the law is restricted to responding to behavior that is proven injurious to another. It is only when it comes to agents of government or public servants that the law is prescriptive—i.e. orders them what to do to carry out duties and obligations. This difference does not seem to be widely understood. Finally, there is the problem that non-governmental corporations, which are actually subsidiary entities because their creation is authorized by agents of government, have effectively escaped legal responsibility because their authorizers have given them carte blanche to do what they want, even when the probability of harm is 100%. Sometimes it seems these subsidiaries were created for the express purpose of evading moral strictures AND duties and obligations.

My Nose

The surgeon cut off half the front and then decided more needed to go and I would have to be hopitalized in a few days so he could cut out more and fix a flap from my forehead to close the hole. Meanwhile, because my heart rate was elevated, I was supposed to get a clearance from the cardiologist to get the surgery under anathesia.

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Strategy

1. Don’t use his name
2. Remember this is a regime and he’s not acting alone
3. Do not argue with those who support him–they will not change their minds.
4. Focus on his policies, not his mental state;
5. Keep your message positive; they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow.
6. No more helpless/hopeless talk
7. Support artists and the arts
8. Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it twice.
9. Take care of yourselves; and
10. Resist!

Effortless Celebrity

The KKK is made up of insecure people looking to acquire some social importance or significance without having to do anything to achieve status. A monetary inheritance, theft, birthright citizenship and skin color are some of the ways what they aspire to can be achieved. Effortless celebrity. The lazy Donald John is their idol.

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Blame

Trump has a habit of assigning blame where it does not belong. He was not impeached and  declared to be dishonorable because he fired Comey. Though that was also wrong, as was the effort to remove Marie Yovanovitch surreptitiously.

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