October 2016 Editor's Notes on two deplorables

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Vol. 12, No. 13 (373)
Special Edition 04
October 2016

Editor's Notes

Two deplorables running for U.S. president

(And what everyone is missing about the contenders)

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The U.S. has two 'deplorable’ candidates for president. One is Hillary Clinton with a proven record for being the Go Girl for the military industrial complex.

Aside from other heinous crimes, as U.S. secretary of state she broke faith with the United Nations Security Council that allowed a no-fly zone over Libya and instead engineered carpet bombing of an economically viable country that gave newly married couples a wedding present of $50,000, a place of residence, and a new car. A country that allowed women to go to university tuition-free and, if they qualified academically, the right to pursue their learning with Libyan government paid-for scholarships in a country of their choice.

Now Libyan women are afraid to go out doors for fear of being raped and murdered.  The country is in the grip of warring factions including the ISIS. This ‘legacy’ also includes Hillary, as secretary of state, feeding lethal arms for Syrian regime-change to Saudi-backed opponents (those of the flaunted beheadings and mass graves) that has resulted in the slaughter of tens of thousands of innocent children, women, and men, and a refugee crisis of millions. Hillary’s legacy? She is a proven monster.

So far, Donald Trump has not killed anyone. The worst that can be said of him, aside from his penchant for ugly, crude, street vernacular, is that against a mist of an unreported number of business successes, he has gone bankrupt four times. But going bankrupt is a part of doing business. A business acquaintance in my Montreal journalism days said to me over lunch one day, “In our community we have a saying, you can’t expect to make your first million until you’ve had your third bankruptcy.” FYI Pepsi Cola went bankrupt twice before it could find its feet.

Corporate media gloats over Trump's legal use of tax laws

But says nothing about Clinton's crimes against humanity

On 02 October The New York Times published Donald Trump's 1995 income tax returns that show a $915.7 million loss that could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income tax for up to 18 years.

The Times obtained fragments of Trump's 1995 tax records, not previously released, that show he reported a federal adjusted gross income loss of $915.7 million in the wake of financial struggles at three Atlantic City casinos, his airline business and purchase of Manhattan's Plaza Hotel.

On Saturday night, the Trump campaign dismissed the report, saying the "only news here is that the more than 20-year-old alleged tax document was illegally obtained."

Aside from the fact that the possibility reveals a corrupt system, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday touted the report as a good story for Trump, and worked to push the focus on the tax code, rather than the candidate's past.

"What it shows is what an absolute mess the federal tax code is, and that's why Donald Trump is the person best positioned to fix it," Christie said on "Fox News Sunday."

"There's no one who's shown more genius in their way to maneuver around the tax code and to rightfully use the laws to do that, and he's already promised in his tax plan to change many of these special interest loopholes and get rid of them."

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani expressed a similar sentiment, saying the report proves Trump is an "absolute genius."
 
“This was a perfectly legal application of the tax code, and he would’ve been a fool not to take advantage of it," Giuliani said on ABC's "This Week."
 
Giuliani said Trump actually had an obligation to use such lawful deductions.
 
“... If there is a tax law that says, 'I can deduct this,' you deduct it," he said. "If you fail to deduct it, people can sue you.”
 
Giuliani also noted on CNN's "State of the Union" that most Americans "take advantage of every deduction available to them."

Trump keeps talking in a low key about ending American aggression in the Middle East and bringing a halt to the U.S. regime change policy world wide. You can bet this kind of talk sends chills up the spines of the military industrial complex and the media whores who support it. If Trump wins, and pursues his position in reality, you can bet that he will be assassinated or that he will be subject to attempts.

Americans have been betrayed by Obama. Hillary has proven she is even more married to the military industrial complex than Obama. Sanders of course, would have been the best choice. A serious majority of polled Democrats have said they would support Sanders if Hillary should drop out. Let’s pray she is forced to abandon her campaign of deadly lies.

If Trump should win only time will tell if he has the courage, and life-longevity, to withstand the hostiles from among those about whom President and General Eisenhower warned Americans against, the military industrial complex.

Meanwhile, take it easy but take it.

Looking forward

Carl Dow

Editor and Publisher
True North Perspective
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