Re: Is the U.S. Ready for a Woman to be President?

I will try not to be to cynical in this. Let us imagine that the voters held the absolute power to vote in a presidential candidate. It is hard for me to to perceive our votes are not manipulated behind the scenes when it is proven our President received votes in electronic form. Whether you can prove the source of the organization who paid for this to happen is not the point, but the people are now reserving the notion our votes will never matter anymore. Being a computer technician myself and looking how the electronic voting box works I was simply shocked and made me weep a little on the inside. I might as well yell out loud who I am voting for at the booth so everyone else knows and it isn't a secret that will be erased on a disk.

I think though the U.S. is ready for a president to just uphold the law, possibly react better to disasters, and do the job given to them. Do I think women are capable of doing this? Yes indeed. Unfortunately the only women candidate is Mrs. Clinton on the roster. I say this because her campaign is filthy and I wouldn't trust her to run the U.S. Since that sort of liable comments can not be proven. I simply respond with look at her reporting finances for her campaign and make your own judgement. I think the U.S. might not even mind a President that has ill-gotten gains to be able to compete with other candidates, just as long the ideas they are selling on their image is enacted on while in office. 

Ideology drives us apart. Neuroscience can bring us back together.

A guide to making difficult conversations possible—and peaceful—in an increasingly polarized nation.

  • How can we reach out to people on the other side of the divide? Get to know the other person as a human being before you get to know them as a set of tribal political beliefs, says Sarah Ruger. Don't launch straight into the difficult topics—connect on a more basic level first.
  • To bond, use icebreakers backed by neuroscience and psychology: Share a meal, watch some comedy, see awe-inspiring art, go on a tough hike together—sharing tribulation helps break down some of the mental barriers we have between us. Then, get down to talking, putting your humanity before your ideology.
  • The Charles Koch Foundation is committed to understanding what drives intolerance and the best ways to cure it. The foundation supports interdisciplinary research to overcome intolerance, new models for peaceful interactions, and experiments that can heal fractured communities. For more information, visit

How to split the USA into two countries: Red and Blue

Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.

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  • America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
  • Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
  • Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
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Why a federal judge ordered White House to restore Jim Acosta's press badge

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration likely violated the reporter's Fifth Amendment rights when it stripped his press credentials earlier this month.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (R) returns to the White House with CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist after Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly ordered the White House to reinstate his press pass November 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. CNN has filed a lawsuit against the White House after Acosta's press pass was revoked after a dispute involving a news conference last week. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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  • Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
  • The judge described the ruling as narrow, and didn't rule one way or the other on violations of the First Amendment.
  • The case is still open, and the administration may choose to appeal the ruling.
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