Politics As Usual?


While politicians on both sides of the aisle are retiring, a shake-up is urgently needed in all parties because too many longtime officials, members of Congress, US Senators, state and local politicians have become indebted to special interest groups by massive donations to their campaigns which represent dangers to our democratic system.

USA voters should consider a clean sweep and search for new leaders who are satisfied with their base salaries and work for the greater good of everyone.

Solving A Problem Like Maria?


Hurricane Maria is one of the worst natural disasters on record and caused catastrophic damages and a major humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. These are American citizens, so don't they deserve the same treatment as any others?

How do you solve a problem like Maria... How do you catch a clown and pin him down?
AP FACT CHECK: Trump is off the mark about Maria https://www.apnews.com/c72fbbb98b8449c2b2a484aa69514e14

On the streets of San Juan, police struggle to rein in crime after Hurricane Maria http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article179863816.html

Real Bigotry


Everyone knows that @realbigotry or #white-supremacy goes against global values. Intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself should never be practiced.

Any person who is obstinately or intolerantly devotes their own opinions and prejudices especially one who treats the members of a group with hatred and intolerance.

No one should be intolerantly devoted to their own opinions and prejudices or treat the members of any racial or ethnic group with hatred and intolerance. PERIOD END OF SENTENCE!!!

Forsaken Puerto Rico


One hundred years ago, more than a million Puerto Ricans were granted United States citizenship. It wasn’t exactly a gift because President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war on Germany. The point of extending American citizenship to Puerto Ricans was to get 20,000 to participate in the World War.

Trump's Niger Problem


Has Niger turned into Trump's Benghazi? A nation of nearly 21 million people, the Republic of the Niger is landlocked in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. An attack which resulted in the deaths of four elite US special forces with two others wounded when their unit, which was assisting local forces, was ambushed by local members of Islamic State in southwest Niger has drawn many questions the Trump administration apparently wishes to ignore with fake news. Congresswoman warns Niger ‘might wind up to be Mr. Trump’s Benghazi’ — is she right?

Politically Miserable?


Folks around the world are getting frustrated and finally waking up to realize their government leaders are not only failing but also ripping them off.

According to credible data, in addition to politics, the status of the economy is strongly related to people’s trust in their government.

The wealthiest 1 percent minority individuals are increasingly taking over the levers of power and shaping the political debate, despite opposing views held by the majority 99 percent. http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/~jnd260/cab/CAB2012%20-%20Page1.pdf

PR Catastrophe Continues


It has been almost one month since Maria slammed into the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico on September 20, and the US island is still reeling from the devastation the hurricane caused. As Hispanic Heritage month ends, this is what the US government finds on its plate. There are over 3 million Puerto Ricans, who are American citizens living in this US territory, which is larger than 21 states.

Where's Our Curiosity?


The act of being curious is a quality related to inquisitive thinking, exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in humans and other animals, but perhaps not so much with many members of our so-called leaders.

What does everyone want most in life? For the vast majority of us, the answer is to be happy and healthy. More than 10,000 people from 48 countries on earth were surveyed and said happiness was more important than IQ, success, intelligence, knowledge, maturity, wisdom, relationships, wealth and meaning in life. It's not mansions, furniture, jewelry, fine art, designer clothes, expensive cars, boats, helicopters, or airplanes.

Happiness is a good thing. Yet, my professional and my personal experience have shown me that when we place too much focus on what we think will make all of us happy, we can lose track of what actually does.

Has the desire to build, learn or know more about many things, also called inquisitiveness lost and forgotten?

Under any other name... concern, star, interest, eagerness, inquisitiveness, investigation, inquiring, knowledge... When will people sincerely say what they are thinking and what they really want?



Thankfully, these last couple of days were an opportunity for Yirong and me to get away and enjoy the benefits of another family vacation.

We had an opportunity to once again be with my late father’s sole survivor sibling and his wife. It was also a romantic tropical getaway, and another cost-effective journey to introduce my wife to members of my extended family and good old friends.


Oh No... Friday 13th


Normally, Friday the 13th is a frightening whammy of a day, but under the current political climate it can be a downright disaster.

If you look back at past Fridays since January, you will notice that is when danger starts to rock and heads begin to roll.

Fasten your seatbelts, folks... www.politics.doseofnews.com

Creepy and Crawly #DONews

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