IT HAS TO BE TOUGH BEING DONALD TRUMP THESE DAYS

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March 19, 2017     Vol. 9     No. 28
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IT HAS TO BE TOUGH BEING DONALD TRUMP THESE DAYS

Hi again, from the shores of the Salish Sea.  Well, I never thought I’d say this but I am actually beginning to feel sorry for America’s chief executive and a lot prouder of Americans in general than I have been in some while.

Donald Trump appears very confused and that would be expected from time to time.  That’s been the downfall of dictators but if you’ve got a good cabinet backing you up, your own humanity need not be limiting or compromising the integrity of the nation.

Except that Donald does not have that.  He has people who have long understood that the only way to underwrite wealth in this country is to control the government of said nation.  So they’ve been reweaving the fabric of American politics and their techniques are not those of the Constitution but of commerce.

Now they finally have a business person in the White House.  And he’s not some populist boot strapper who started out shining shoes and then worked his way to the top of the fashion footwear industry.  He was born into wealth and the ethics of commerce.  He knows how to sell stuff, including himself.

Donald’s ethics, tactics and strategy work very well in a consumer driven environment.  But when you are selling public policy, the first thing you need to know is whether you can deliver on a promise.  And it isn’t a matter of leveraging a manufacturer or a delivery system.  It is a question of legality.

Donald also seems to have underestimated the power and sway that law still holds for most Americans.  They may disagree with some legislation but they would never deny themselves either the protection or the process.  As individual citizens who vote, they are responsible for both.

Donald also apparently has missed an important point in even the name of this country.  We are not one nation with a single ethnicity and cultural heritage.  We are 50 individual “nations” with incredibly diverse demographics who have accepted national government to the extent that it serves our individual interests.

When that government fails, we resist.  The South may have “lost” the American Civil War militarily, but she immortalized the same spirit of independence which established this nation to begin with.  That spirit of state sovereignty is very much alive today.

From Olympia to Honolulu to Sacramento to Albany and beyond and back, Donald Trump is being told what he can and cannot do.  The representatives in Washington, DC who speak for these 50 individual entities are also assisting Donald Trump with his education.  They are thoughtfully instructing him in the difference between the ethics of government and those of commerce.

Perhaps most importantly and meaningful to him is that a lot of people he and his cohorts sell stuff to in the world of commerce are now marching on Washington, DC and demonstrating in the streets of their own hometowns.  They don’t like what he’s peddling now and that could well cost him the White House.  If and when they ever boycott him and his friends as consumers, Trump Towers is going to make a nice aviary.

It has to be tough being Donald Trump these days.  I do not envy him.

Have a great week, gang, and thanks for the earRusty Miller

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MEANWHILE IN CANADA

FROM OLYA IN EUROPE

TESLA’S 100 DAYS

Hello Rusty:

The world around us is quite interesting and changes drastically. Now even chat in Twitter can make big news especially if the dialog is led by Elon Musk, Tesla CEO.  Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. Elon Musk: Powerwall 2 Can Solve South Australia’s Energy Crisis in 100 days – Or It’s free

The fact is that Lyndon Rive,  vice president for Energy Products at Tesla, said that with the help of his Powerwall 2, the company can build a capacious industrial battery that will solve the power supply problems in South Australia. And it will take no more than 100 days.

First, Mike Canon-Brookes, the founder of a large Atlassian company, asked in Twitter how serious the company was about these words and then received reply they are, in fact, very serious.. After that the senator from South Australia, Sarah Hanson-Young, suggested to Mask to discuss his proposal.

This is how history is made. No less epic is the continuation when Musk says that Tesla is for open pricing and that these are prices for any customer, minus delivery, labor and local taxes, meaning a project of this scale with open prices.

It’s intersting to imagine how many energy company bosses might become nervous with such transparency. This seems like an early bird symbolizing a new era of candor and clear energy is on the threshold.

P.S. Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine prime minister, also became interested in this way to receive energy. Elon Musk replied they will consider launching a project of renewable energy for Ukraine. Hopefully one such projects will be introduced. With all the technology that exists, to still rely on hugely dangerous atom and polluting unecological hydro-energy is just unbelievable.

That’s it for this week, Mishka.  Stay save, cousin mine.

Olya Четверг, 9 марта 2017, 13:55 +02:00 от Minstrel312@aol.com:

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