Two articles ago I noted that the 2016 race for the 45th presidency of the United States is extraordinary not only because of political novice Donald Trump's gravity defying triumph in winning big the GOP nomination, and Hillary Clinton being the first female nominee of any major political party, but because these two historic figures are from the same state. This has rarely occurred in US presidential politics. In fact, of the 57 prior presidential contests same state candidates only happened three times in 1860, 1920 and 1944.
Indeed, in 1860 former Republican Congressman Abe Lincoln of Illinois battled Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas for the 16th presidency. In 1920 Ohio Republican Senator Warren Harding fought Ohio Democratic Governor James Cox (FDR was his running mate) for the 29th presidency. And in 1944 New York Republican Governor Thomas Dewey challenged the 32nd president, New York's Franklin Roosevelt for the White House.
Now though Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump like Roosevelt and Dewey are New Yorkers this year's same state candidate race is more like the 1860 and 1920 races. For Clinton and Trump, like Lincoln, Douglas, Harding and Cox weren't incumbent presidents running for reelection. Whereas in 1944 FDR was the incumbent running to stay in office for an unprecedented fourth term. In fact, like Republican Donald Trump Lincoln and Harding were agents of change promising a new direction for the nation from the policies and unpopular presidencies of Democrats James Buchanan and Woodrow Wilson.
Indeed, Lincoln ran and won on the Republican platform of stopping the expansion of slavery (which he achieved as president and much, much more); and Harding ran and won on the platform of ending the depression that engulfed the nation after World War I and restoring a robustly growing jobs creating productive economy-which he achieved as President by slashing taxes, federal spending and crushing regulations. However, though Governor Dewey ran as the change candidate against FDR's New Deal, wanting (like Harding after World War I) to cut taxes, regulations and shrink the size of government, America was at war in Europe and the Pacific; and because a sick and ailing FDR was leading the nation to victory voters wanting to stay the course reelected him for the third time.
Indeed, this year's same state candidate race is more like 1920 than 1860 or 1944. Though in 1860 we were a terribly divided nation about to plunge into a Civil War over the issue of slavery, and there are growing racial divisions and tensions today with cops shooting blacks and visa versa; and though in 1944 we were in a world war like we are today but on a far smaller scale with Islamonazi enemies, the nation now as in 1920 is similar in that the central issue is jobs, economic growth and an overextended government. Though the economy isn't depressed as in 1920 it's clearly in a state of decline headed toward a crisis due to massive debt, runaway spending, high taxes and crushing anti-business regulations (the main reasons for the 1920 depression).
Moreover, 1920 is similar to 2016, and distinct from 1860 and 1944, in that like this election year the incumbent president Barack Obama (a former college professor) is in his second and last term; this too was the case with two term president Woodrow Wilson who, by the way, like Obama was a college professor. And one last similarity to the present race is that Donald Trump's running mate (Mike Pence) like Warren Harding's (Calvin Coolidge*) was the governor of a state.
*Cool Cal was governor of Massachusetts.
The big question then is this: will history repeat itself? Of the three past same state candidate races Republicans won the first two and lost the third. It's two to one in favor of Republicans; and of the three races the Republican year of 1920 is closer to 2016 than the other two. However, one thing is clear: the 45th President of the United States will be the 7th from the State of New York after FDR. And by an astonishing and perhaps meaningful or prophetic coincidence if number 7 is Donald Trump, when he's sworn into office on January 20, 2017 he will be exactly, precisely, amazingly 70 years, 7 months and 7 days old (see).
Could it be? Is it possible that Vladimir Putin is covertly intervening in US politics and aiding Donald Trump (most likely without his knowledge) in his quest for the presidency by doing what he can to undercut and stop Hillary Clinton? Only a fool would deny the possibility. After all, something similar happened in 1983 when Ted Kennedy on behalf of the Dems colluded with the Soviets in trying to defeat Ronald Reagan and elect Walter Mondale-who promised to restore detante and unilaterally freeze the production of nuclear weapons. This was a clear act of treason which Kennedy should have been held accountable for (see).
However, it is certain that Putin prefers Trump in the White House (who he flattered by calling him a "genius") over Hillary who he loathes like Obama. If Hillary is elected it's practically certain she'd be more difficult than Trump to deal with on the lifting of EU and US sanctions which were imposed after Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. These sanctions, which are hurting Russia in the billions, include restrictions on major Russian state banks and corporations; and the blacklisting of dozens of Russian officials and firms accused of undermining Ukrainian sovereignty. It is practically certain that a Clinton presidency would make the lifting of sanctions contingent on Russia withdrawing its remaining troops from Ukraine, stop supplying anti-Ukrainian rebel separatists with money, training and arms; and lastly returning Crimea to Ukraine. And that would happen in stages.
But with Trump as president there's no telling what he'd be willing to do as he is unpredictable at this point. He did say confidently that he'd get on better with the Russian leader than Obama is doing; but that's about it. From Putin's viewpoint it's preferable for Russia to have a known unknown like Trump as president than a known known like Clinton (as Rumsfeld would say).
But last Friday on the 21st during his impassioned acceptance speech in Cleveland, Trump, as he was listing Hillary's foreign policy failures made one glaring and perhaps telling omission: Russia. Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, ISIS, and Clinton's overall disaster in the Middle East, were scathingly mentioned. But not a peep about her failure at Russian Reset, or blaming her for Russia's conflict with Ukraine and annexing of Crimea. Russian analysts could not have failed to notice this omission and probably took it as a sign, despite Ukraine and Crimea, of Trump's good will toward their country and its leader. Putin is certainly hoping that a Trump presidency would recognize Russia's ownership of the Crimean Peninsula and lift all sanctions in exchange for withdrawing its remaining troops from Ukraine, and cutting all aid to pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists.
Indeed, it was after Trump's speech on the following day (the 22nd) that Wikileaks posted the 20,000 DNC hacked emails that have thrown the Dems into pre-convention chaos, and forced Debby W. to resign as DNC chairperson, over evidence of their rigged pro-Clinton primary process. Coincidence? I'll let you be the judge of that. But one thing is clear: Putin does not want a third term of Barack Obama, and he'll do whatever he can to prevent it.
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When the single digits of the date 7-4-1776 are added together it gives us (as you shall see) the profoundly significant number 32, which is the number that signifies America, hence:
John Adams our 2nd President and Jefferson our 3rd died in reverse order that July 4th day giving us the number 32. In other words, as 3 precedes 2 in the number 32 Jefferson, the greater and more important of the two Founders, was the first to leave this world.
As if foreshadowing the order of their deaths the friendship of Jefferson and Adams began when they first met at the Second Continental Congress in May 1775. Amazingly at the time Jefferson (born April 13, 1743) was 32 years old.
Now as 32 is a number symbolic of the day this great country was founded and is the numerical value of the name America, and as it signifies the order of Jefferson’s and Adams’ death on a July 4th date, remarkably and amazingly the exact number of words comprising the Declaration of Independence (which the 3rd and 2nd Presidents wrote and defended) is 1322, with the number 32 at its center.
Now in keeping with this remarkable pattern of fives (and fives multiples and variations) the date July 4, 1776 fell on a Thursday, the 5th day of the week. Moreover, July 4, 1826, the day Jefferson and Adams died, was the 185th day of the year. Not does 185 end in 5and is divisible by 5 but it’s a variant of the number 5 because it is reducible to 5, hence: 1+8+5=14, 1+4=5.
Also fascinating is that the only two future Presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams (they were two of the 5 key Founders*), were members of the Committee of FIVE that was appointed to draft the document. The other three members were Ben Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston.
*The other three were Washington, Franklin and Madison.
As Jefferson and Adam’s were the great pen and voice of the Revolution, the one writing the Declaration of Independence and the other defending it with his eloquence, concealed in the date July 4, 1776 is the all important year 1787 when the Constitution was completed and adopted by the 13 states and America became a Constitutional Republic, hence
1776 + 4 + 7 = 1787*
It is also important to note that Jefferson and Adams were the 18th and 48th signers of the Declaration respectively. The multiplication of these two numbers gives us a total that’s a multiple of 32, hence:
It is fascinating to note that Monroe the Jeffersonian (the student and lifelong friend of Jefferson) was succeeded to the presidency by John Quincy Adams, John Adams’ son. In other words, just as Thomas Jefferson succeeded John Adams to the presidency an Adams succeeded a Jeffersonian President*.
St. Augustine, following the ancient Greeks who believed that numbers (the basis of mathematics) rule the world, wrote that “Numbers are a universal language given to us by God for the confirmation of truth”-and, I might add, to justify His ways to us in this mathematically constructed, ordered and harmoniously designed universe. What was Divinely confirmed on July 4, 1826 with the near simultaneous deaths of Jefferson and Adams, and again on July 4, 1831 with the death of James Monroe, is that random, unplanned, chaotic chance had nothing to do with their deaths-nor was it the work of some impossible ingenious human conspiracy. Indeed, the July 4th deaths of these three Presidents confirm the existence of God giving evidence of His necessary being and mysterious and inscrutable governing of the universe and this nation. In other words, it is proof that Jefferson, Adams and Monroe died naturally under supernatural direction with an intelligent unifying principle coordinating their deaths as a sign that our country’s founding moment and Constitutional Republic were DIVINELY ORDAINED, as is our exceptionalism and glorious destiny as the greatest liberating force from tyranny in human history.
In celebration of God, Country and Liberty I wish you all a Happy 4th of July.
Not only did Hawaii (the 50th state) join the Union in the late 1950s but it did so exactly 6555 weeks from July 4, 1776, hence:
The numerological table used in this article is as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
KSM's chief interrogator said otherwise:
If KSM gave interrogators "false info" the waterboarding and sleep deprivation would have continued until he had enough and became cooperative.
The al-Qaeda leader who suffered the harshest interrogations tried to stop his ordeal by giving false information about plots to attack Heathrow Airport and Canary Wharf, according to the Senate report.
Ten days after his capture, he was waterboarded for the first of what became 183 times. Under this relentless pressure, KSM “provided information on the Heathrow Airport and Canary Wharf plotting”. There was no suggestion of even trying to use other methods first, says the report. KSM, the acknowledged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, was then subjected to “facial and abdominal slaps, the facial grab, stress positions, standing sleep deprivation” and “rectal rehydration”. On the same day as KSM’s arrest in Pakistan on 1 March 2003, CIA headquarters authorised the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques”. Within two hours of the capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – known as “KSM” – the head of interrogations at CIA “Detention Site Cobalt” sent an email saying “let’s roll with the new guy”.
The cherry picked, politicized Democrat minority senate report on Bush's EITs was thoroughly rebutted and discredited by several former CIA chiefs who put up the web site "CIA SAVED LIVES." The Dem report ignored every piece of info (from 6 million docs) that contradicted its false conclusion that Bush's program was useless in facilitating detainee cooperation and gathering actionable intel to thwart terror attacks and save lives.
The skewed report was also rebutted by the Republican majority report; and then by Obama's own CIA Chief John Brennen. Why do you think Brennen wasn't fired from his job after issuing his critique, or at least rebuked by Obama? Because he told the truth-as did out going DefenseSec Leon Panetta when he said that info extracted from terror detainees using EITs played a role in tracking down Osama bin Laden.
Days after the raid in Abbottabad, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey wrote an op-ed titled “The Waterboarding Trail to Bin Laden.” The intelligence that led to the raid, Mukasey asserted, began with a disclosure from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), who broke like a dam under the pressure of harsh interrogation techniques that included waterboarding. He loosed a torrent of information — including eventually the nickname of a trusted courier of bin Laden.
It later became apparent that this account was wrong. KSM hadn’t revealed the courier’s alias. According to an American official familiar with KSM’s interrogation, KSM wasn’t asked about al-Kuwaiti until the fall of 2003, months after his waterboarding had concluded. KSM reportedly acknowledged having known al-Kuwaiti but told his interrogators al-Kuwaiti was “retired” and of little significance.
CIA'S TORTURE BY PROXY/RENDITION PROGRAM STARTED WITH CLINTON/GORE
(H/T FOB Tycz)
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