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  1. ProducerRT Stevens

    RT Stevens

    Indoctrinated: Jobs
    Indoctrinated: JobsIndoctrinated: Jobsteach (a person or group) to accept a set of beliefs uncritically."broadcasting was a vehicle for indoctrinating the masses"*Slowly but surely we are waking up from a decades old indoctrination to how good our lives are or have...


    Brian McKenzie
    28/12/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    There is a reason that the Military keep Public Affairs broadcasting separate from Intelligence. When you see it, you will getter a clearer picture on Indoctrination.
  2. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I've been trying of late to accept the tragedy of the last election and steer away from politics. Perhaps this article will help others to understand how the death of democracy within the state I live has created such a firestorm of frustration. I live here, I see this and know that piece by piece, inch by inch destroyed the rights of the people and they have left little recourse for the citizens. This can only end badly.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    North Carolina’s Democracy Ranked On Par With Cuba | The Huffington Post
    www.huffingtonpost.com The state barely counts as a democracy anymore, says an electoral integrity...
  3. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    They are staying through the Winter as the the industry continues to drill despite not receiving the easement from teh Corp of Engineers. https://risewithstandingrock.com/homePamela 🐝 Williams


    CityVP Manjit
    26/12/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    #2 It is one of those stories were few paid attention to the story as it moved forward other than activist media like Democracy Now and smaller outlets like RT but many will be paying attention to this story looking back because it these things or story-lines that end up being turned into a movie that accompany an Oscar nomination. Such are the times we live in now and continue to live in..
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/12/2016 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #1 You're absolutely right Manjit. My greatest fear is this will end in bloodshed. They are willing to fight this with all they have. The question that arises is this: is the oil & gas industry, is DAPL willing to spill the blood of our Native Americans for profit? This situation will show Trump's true character as the nation's leader. He either cares for all the people or the just those who bow to his wallet.
    CityVP Manjit
    26/12/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    Not only did the US media stayed away from this story in 2016 but when the Inquistr ran this story on their website, they put a massive disclaimer in the graphic to distance themselves from this opinion. Not only did the US media stayed away from this story in 2016 but when the Inquistr ran this story on their website, they put a massive disclaimer in the graphic to distance themselves from this opinion. http://www.inquisitr.com/3767868/dakota-oil-pipeline-can-donald-trump-reverse-obama-decision-to-block-dakota-access-pipeline/

    We will soon know what fate awaits the protestors - the corporate and banking forces are massively against them, Trump supports pipeline initiatives and reports also allege he has shares. Obama acted too late to step in. IMHO I don't think Trump will show any sympathy when he reverses this decision and when Trump's presidency is over, we will look back at this as a huge scar on democratic freedom due to excessive corporate power. I hope I am wrong and these courageous people are listened to. Trump already threatened to go after media even without this story, how he handles this will explain a lot about the direction of his Presidency.
  4. ProducerRobert Booker

    Robert Booker

    We can elect the next president by popular vote – without amending the Constitution
    We can elect the next president by popular vote – without amending the ConstitutionThe electoral college takes away the rights of the people's vote. Every other governmental office is by popular vote, why isn't the office of the president by popular vote? It is fundamental to democracy: the candidate with the most votes wins. Yet...


    Robert Booker
    15/12/2016 #6 Robert Booker
    #1 Right, we can go back. However, I think we would not because people would see they now have the power back in their hands. We should be getting transparency now but we don't. I look at it this way. Every office in the government is voted in by the people's popular vote except the office of the President. I am 70-years-old and this is the worse campaign ever. But the people had spoken and the college of 538 took that away. Sure, we can work on limiting terms, and transparency, but the people need their voice back more.
    Robert Booker
    15/12/2016 #5 Robert Booker
    #4 Great. I think the amendment would be easy to come, because there are many who think the college is out dated. Also, it would be the over all votes and the size of the state would not mean anything. Example, Hillary had 2.8 million more votes than Trump more people thought Hillary should have been president. The 308 for Trump came from the bigger states with the most electoral college, meaning 308 people thought Trump should win, taking away the people's voice over all. The college was placed in times of slavery, and none women votes, it is out dated for today's rights.
    David B. Grinberg
    15/12/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    You offer some compelling "food for thought" here, Robert. However, my response would entail a separate blog post. In short, the Electoral College has advantages and disadvantages. I would note that Hillary won California. I would also note that state demographics and populations are different, not equal. Lastly, eradicating the Electoral College would mean amending the U.S. Constitution, which requires super majorities in Congress and every state. Nice buzz, which I shared in the politics hives.
    Robert Booker
    14/12/2016 #2 Robert Booker
    #1 Yes, Yes. Thank you Paul
    Paul Frank Gilbert
    14/12/2016 #1 Paul Frank Gilbert
    Risks on either path. Our founding fathers feared the "tyranny of the majority". Perhaps we believe that we are beyond that concern? Worth consideration. I think we can do far more to improve things around here though ... begin with term limits and campaign finance limits/reform. Then demand full transparency by the government we elect and quit allowing ourselves to be told "you hired/elected me, to keep secrets from you". This election proved that truth is whatever people want it to be ... I appreciate the power suggested by a popular vote ... but we might regret it once we get it. Hey but just like prohibition, if we change the Constitution we can always change it back!
  5. ProducerPaul Burge

    Paul Burge

    You Need To Learn From Trump’s Strategic Branding To Win The Highest Political Position
    You Need To Learn From Trump’s Strategic Branding To Win The Highest Political PositionWhy the white working class men support Trump? It's because he believes in specialization than generalization. So, if you are thrilled, outraged or feeling anything else it does not matter because Donald Trump  is now the president of United...
  6. ProducerDorothy Cooper

    Dorothy Cooper

    Politics and Millennials
    Politics and MillennialsOn the way to my daughter's job she said, " I never thought about politics until this year. I think that I want to move to another country because everybody hates us." Of all the comments my daughter has made this saddened me greatly. When I was...


    Dorothy Cooper
    11/12/2016 #7 Dorothy Cooper
    I appreciate your comments and feedback, despite if you agree or not. Do you feel comfortable giving a political point of view in your own country or globally?
    I seem to think the United States needs frank and civil perspectives, however, I worry at times. Life is short and I do not feel like I can trust time with my health.
    Thanks so much for your time. Dorrie
    Robin Barton
    11/12/2016 #6 Robin Barton
    I too had a very panicked 25 year old daughter to calm down on Election night as well as hide my genuine distress from her. I love the quote at the end of your buzz. Did you write that? Very inspiring to me!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    11/12/2016 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Everywhere, across the globe, politics has become the commerce of sneaky and spoilt people. Unfortunately, those who are pious stay away from politics. Perhaps, to make a viable entry into the politics, one has to shrewd enough to play the politics of errors. What if the world goes its wild ways, should we get disheartened, low or become depressed? Nah, it’s better we focus on real issues, stand firm with our just notions and unwavering truthfulness.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/12/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Very thought provoking @Dorothy Cooper. I'm sorry your daughter became so fearful, I'm glad her mom is level headed!
    Dorothy Cooper
    06/12/2016 #3 Dorothy Cooper
    #1 I suspect you are correct. I do not fit into any particular profile. I appreciate your candor and more Americans need to care about others and the world. My situation is far better than many. It's always important to exchange ideas and offer hope to young people. Thanks for connecting Dorrie
    Brian McKenzie
    06/12/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    Read my 'Elect-Pat' piece. The realities are 1) Most Americans do not speak a foreign language well enough to move abroad 2) Canada is not your refuge - we have hard rule and work / aid requirements that would limit the pity train from landing 3) Most Americans ( less than 10% ) have a valid passport 4) American international reputation and actions carry a stain that large portions of the world do not want you to relocate nor even visit. 5) Most liberals whining about leaving the States due to the election - WON'T because overseas it is nothing but hard work, performance based salaries and no special entitlements. I have been overseas for 4 years, I tell any that ask, I am Canadian. ( I hold both passports as my dad was a Canuck )
    FancyJ London
    06/12/2016 #1 FancyJ London
    What an eye opening powerfully gut wrenchingly worded post! I felt every emotion through its entirety and can on so many levels understand trying to hold your tongue, trying to inspire the hopeless, trying to keep it together, when we ourselves are far worse. I feel the same I have 2 teenagers who have on several occasions expressed their fear of where this country is headed. They hate the social media nightmare that is full of sexual predators, bullying, suicides and posts of bloody cruelty. Both of my teens quit facebook, twitter, and other sites, now they focus on dreams of moving to Austria or Japan. While I on the other hand I just want to keep them safe. Thank you for posting this, it is encouraging to know others feel as I do. Cheers🌹
  7. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    The Native Americans deserve to protect their lands and not have them overtaken by the oil and gas industry.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Sign the petition: Declare Standing Rock a national monument #NoDAPL
    act.credoaction.com President Obama must declare Standing Rock a national monument to stop the Dakota Access pipeline before Donald Trump takes...
  8. ProducerDon Kerr

    Don Kerr

    The end of days? Peace out dude.
    The end of days? Peace out dude.This recent election in the Excited States caused a bit of a ruckus. Don’t know if you knew about it but it was in most of the major papers. (Not that they’re necessarily relevant anymore!) We had a bit of a ruckus up here in Canuckistan as well...


    Brian McKenzie
    01/12/2016 #21 Brian McKenzie
    I prefer high ground with a long rifle and hot scope over a bunker. They are going to kill me one day, until then - I will not cower in a bunker, give me the fight.
    Don Kerr
    01/12/2016 #20 Don Kerr
    #19 You are so genuinely amusing @Brian McKenzie. Back to the bunker now until you're next summoned above ground.
    Brian McKenzie
    01/12/2016 #19 Brian McKenzie
    Thai Chili peppers will make me tear up and eyes to leak . Not much else. Certainly never a tie dyed college 'radical' that is burning nostalgic for socialism while ignoring the piles of corpses that such ideology always generates. I care not whether the meme is from the 60's nor the contemporary millennials - if you are going to 'embrace' socialism, Marxism, Leninism and the shining path of the communal "WE" - step out of the philosophy department tripe and go read some history. Millions of dead bodies abound under the progressive push to the 'Left'.
    Don Kerr
    01/12/2016 #18 Don Kerr
    Thanks for stopping by @Malcolm MacNeil and once again so pleased to have you on BeBee. Can't remembering if I introduced you to the bees so must do that.
    Malcolm MacNeil
    01/12/2016 #17 Malcolm MacNeil
    I was just reminded by your comment,"Hell, I didn’t even venture into the Cuban Missile Crisis and being taught to hide under my desk at school when the air raid sirens went off." I experienced the same thing, and was telling my students about this just last Friday.
    I was a roommate of a school friend from the U.S. When the 6 day war started he was sure it was going to become a bigger event spread through the middle East. He also believed that in turning 18 the following year he would be drafted into the army to fight. We are still here. So yes I see there will be a calming of the minds eventually and then hopefully some good beneficial progress can be made.
    Don Kerr
    30/11/2016 #16 Don Kerr
    #9 wet wipes at the ready!!
    Don Kerr
    30/11/2016 #15 Don Kerr
    #10 Tempus fugit
    Don Kerr
    30/11/2016 #14 Don Kerr
    #11 indeed.
    Don Kerr
    30/11/2016 #13 Don Kerr
    #12 just what might get you teary eyed @Brian McKenzie😥
    Brian McKenzie
    30/11/2016 #12 Brian McKenzie
    I wiil always fail to get romantic and weepy eyed about hippies and socialists.
    Pascal Derrien
    30/11/2016 #11 Pascal Derrien
    we have been at crossroads before and we will reach some new ones when the orange order will be gone and forgotten :-)
    Nicole Chardenet
    30/11/2016 #10 Nicole Chardenet
    Thanks for reminding us, Don, LOL! I sometimes am tempted to ask my mother, "How did you and Dad ever survive the '60s?" Because they were old married farts raising their kids back then but I imagine it must have been a terrifying time...they were in central Florida when the Cuban Missile Crisis went down and no one was entirely certain they were going to live to see the weekend. And then there were the race riots, the civil rights movement, the assassinations...all the things you listed. We got through the '60s, we'll get through this. All of us, no matter where we live. Hell, we all lived through 9/11, didn't we? And didn't that seem like the end of the world back in the day?
    Randy Keho
    30/11/2016 #9 Randy Keho
    #8 You old softy, Don. Just when the world needs its diaper changed, you grab the handy wipes and go to work.
    The temper tantrums will eventually subside and we'll make the best of it. That's all we can do. As you've clearly indicated, we've weathered much bigger storms and lived to bitch about it. Peace, brother.
    Don Kerr
    29/11/2016 #8 Don Kerr
    #1 Hope lives @Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Don Kerr
    29/11/2016 #7 Don Kerr
    #2 @David B. Grinberg Kind of tough to see the forest for the trees at times.
    Don Kerr
    29/11/2016 #6 Don Kerr
    #3 Pardons and acquittals seem to run rampant where cronyism rules. Thanks for your commentary @Chas ✌️ Wyatt I always enjoy your fresh perspectives.
    Don Kerr
    29/11/2016 #5 Don Kerr
    #4 Thank you @Jim Murray
    Jim Murray
    29/11/2016 #4 Jim Murray
    As you know I don't write long comments on the posts that I thought were quite groovy. So I'm out. Reposting this in the Beezers Hive.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    29/11/2016 #3 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Don Kerr, dude, I can relate; I was there. Just for some juxtaposition and perspective, however, we didn't have Bernie, but, Bobby, and he was gunned down. Nixon opened up trade to China, removed the Gold standard's connection to the dollar and created the Environmental Protection Agency. He also resigned before he would face impeachment hearings. Just for the record, while Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were both impeached by the House, they were later acquiited by the Senate.
    David B. Grinberg
    29/11/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Don, for sharing your keen insights and historical perspective. Hopefully, this will cause some folks to calm down a bit (at least here on beBee...you know who you are). It's always helpful to look at the big picture and remember that everything is relative. Keep buzzing!
  9. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Why Sacred Sites Were Destroyed for the Dakota Access Pipeline
    www.ecowatch.com Mentz testified to the DC District Court to report the area that lay in the path of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline corridor holds 82 cultural features and 27 graves. By the next day...
  10. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    America. Screwed? Not Screwed? Or Maybe Just A Little Less Screwed Than Everybody Thinks?
    America. Screwed? Not Screwed? Or Maybe Just A Little Less Screwed Than Everybody Thinks?Like just about everybody else with two brain cells to rub together, I was shocked at the results of the US presidential election. I mean who wouldn’t be? the a president of a powerful country should be. And he is certainly the antithesis of the...


    Phil Friedman
    14/11/2016 #19 Phil Friedman
    #17 Or, Randy, it could come from Trump himself and his rag-tag entourage of radio-show hate mongers. Perhaps, he is an agent of change. But so was Hitler.

    I agree that for far too long, Washington has been a club whose members are both Democrats and Republicans, but which excludes the rest of us. I also agree that the issues that face the nation domestically do not break down along party lines, but rather along economic class lines; and the sooner we, the governed, recognize that, the sooner we may begin to move toward social justice.

    But let us not delude ourselves into thinking that president-elect Trump is some sort of populist. For he isn't. He is an "outsider" --- but one who plays on the field of the 1%, and will be shown within his first year in office not to see beyond its boundaries. IMHO.
    Jim Murray
    14/11/2016 #18 Jim Murray
    #17 I'm moving to St Catharines. I will have a better view from there of the implosion of America. LOL.
    Randy Keho
    14/11/2016 #17 Randy Keho
    Trump knew what he was doing from day one and he played everyone like a fiddle. Now, he's the leader of the band.
    We've been hearing about this so-called "silent majority" for years and years. He spoke to them and they spoke back..
    He used the media. He fractured the Republican Party. The democrats imploded, preaching the status quo when the people wanted change.
    He received votes from every Tom, Dick, and Harry, outside the major metropolitan areas, garnering enough votes to sneak up and capture the electoral college.
    It was almost like stealing candy from a baby.
    The people got what they wanted: change.
    Now, if the end of the world as we know it is coming, it will be because of political obstructionists, which could come from the republican as well as democratic party.
    Jim Murray
    14/11/2016 #16 Jim Murray
    #14 As usual, @Phil Friedman, the unbearable ring of truth exudes from your fingertips.
    Phil Friedman
    14/11/2016 #15 Phil Friedman
    @Jim Murray - Jim, I for one am not interested in hearing from all the bull-chips-for-brains vote-your-conscience Sanders supporters and other self-impressed I-ain't-gonna-voters who are now whining about the absolutely disastrous result of this freakin' fiasco.

    I am also not interested in hearing from the liberal weenies who for months were patting themselves on the back over all their skewering of Trump in the media. As my wife, for the first time in our 30+ years of marriage, admitted to me, I was right in telling her and others that we anti-Trump people were talking largely to ourselves, and that if we didn't get the vote of every anti-Trump person out on polling day, Clinton was going to lose, that we did not have the luxury of "voting our conscience" this time.

    Let's be clear, THERE IS NO CLEAR MANDATE FROM THIS ELECTION. Clinton prevailed in the popular vote by what appears likely to be almost one million votes. Whatever we think of the electoral system, we have no choice except to accept the results of the election and support the fundamental principle of peaceful transition of power, which is one of the core foundational pillars of American democracy. Continued... Pt. II
    Phil Friedman
    14/11/2016 #14 Phil Friedman
    @Jim Murray -- Part II

    However, we should not forget that for the eight years of the Obama administration, the Republican Party (not all Republicans) pursued a cynical and deliberate policy of across-the-board obstruction, as part of a strategy to hang Obama and the Democrats with a failed economy and all manner of issues that the Republicans anticipated would lead to a Republican sweep in this election.

    We should also not forget that it was Trump who openly attacked the essential principle of peaceful transition of power by saying that he might not accept the results of the election if he lost. His reckless action in doing so --- as well as his demonstrated lack of understanding of our legal system outside the areas of business bankruptcy and tax avoidance --- has proven him to be ultimately an enemy of the Republic, who bears close watching.

    Let us again be clear here. This is not conjecture. This is not liberal propaganda. These are conclusions drawn from the prima facie evidence of what Trump said publicly, and what was recorded before his handlers did their walking-backward dances and reels. I have no cheers to send to anyone on this.
    Brian McKenzie
    14/11/2016 #13 Brian McKenzie
    "NEWS" has been produced lies and fodder for the bread and circus crowd for 50 years, most certainly since Vietnam. Americans, at least the ones I talk to, are beyond sick of Political Correctness - its' pandering double speak and milquetoast memes. I would say America is less screwed, only because the liberal / progressive fist that was impaled up our backside has retreated - it does not however mean the fisting is done nor finished. One the bright side maybe America will figure out where they can relieve their bodily functions without causing lawsuits and SJW tantrums. (*Those special snowflakes need to go find a sofa fort with cocoa and shut the hell up)
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    14/11/2016 #12 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Trump will try running the US of A like he ran his failed businesses. He plan to get rid of all trading organizations such as NAFTA and the TPP Asian pack. He got great support from trade unions. Unions are angry because they are losing members. In order to bring back jobs there must be skilled workers. In the US there aren't any apprenticeship/trade/vocational/skill training program in place like many European countries. The US corporate taxes are 38% compare to TPP countries of 22%. He plan to reduce H-1B visa for skill workers when the high school drop out stands at 28%. Trump will not be able to deliver. He plan to press China on trade when China hold almost $10 trillion worth of US bonds. The first to go by summer is the just recovering housing market. If the housing bubble burst it will take 10 years for it to recover, remember 2003 and 2007 financial mess.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    14/11/2016 #11 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Best Rant in the world Jim! Good for him! The U.S. is the freakin laughing stock of the world, and I can't blame anyone for laughing. I hope you're right, that the coron...I mean inauguration never occurs. I'm with Chas, we will be walking through oil sludgel in what is left of our pristine natural resources and sniffing methane until we all have brain tumors. But be careful Jim, you don't want a wall raised! LOL! Kiss our national parks goodbye as mining and oil wells pop up everywhere that Bush and Cheney didn't already turn into an environmental nightmare. Who knows, water from the tab catching fire might be the next great thing. Who needs wood to burn in your fireplace, just put a bowl of methane infused water in there and Wa La: heat.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/11/2016 #9 David B. Grinberg
    #5 And vice-versa, my friend. Thank you and good luck with the move! Please keep us updated...
    Jim Murray
    13/11/2016 #7 Jim Murray
    @Chas ✌️ Wyatt There isn't a Canadian I know who doesn't feel the same way. Myself included. I have a feeling he's not even gonna make it to the coronation, I mean inauguration.
    Jim Murray
    13/11/2016 #5 Jim Murray
    #4 Agreed @David B. Grinberg. That's what I like about having American bees in my hive. The added perspective.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/11/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another good Sunday morning read, Jim. A few thoughts:
    1) Trump is the polar opposite of Obama, as Obama was to George W. Bush, and as Bush was to Bill Clinton, etc. There's actually a long pattern here of radical swings in the political pendulum of presidential politics.
    2) What's most shocking to me is not that Trump won -- although that is shocking indeed -- but that the Hillary likely would have won if the only the Dems simply turned out to vote in same numbers as 2008 and 2012 for Obama. Moreover, I wonder how many of the anti-Trump protestors in our streets each night actually voted at all? I'll bet a lot of them did not -- which is simply hypocritical in-and-of itself.
    3) As Bill Maher repeatedly said on his show "Real Time" this weekend: "We're still here." The world didn't end and won't end because of Trump (I hope and pray). Frankly it's more likely from a pure statistical perspective that more Americans will die from a natural disaster than from anything Trump does as President -- but who knows? And, knowing your sly sense of humor, please don't call Trump a "natural disaster" -- as I know you're tempted to -- because there's certainly nothing "natural" about that hair for goodness sakes! (lol)
    4) Lastly, as I've noted Trump detractors can take some solace that the Senate Dems can still use the filibuster, a blunt legislative tool, to stop any Republican bills from passing the Senate or halt any nominees to the Supreme Court. While the GOP has a majority of Congress, they do NOT have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. If they did, than it would be even more problematic from the Dems perspective.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    13/11/2016 #1 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Jim Murray, I don't believe he will serve a full term. The Republicans are betting on a Mike Pence Presidency. Either way, it isn't about a country losing, it is really the planet that has lost.
  11. ProducerJim Taggart

    Jim Taggart

    So What NOW? America’s Struggle to Remain the Leader of the Free World
    So What NOW? America’s Struggle to Remain the Leader of the Free WorldYou don’t have to be an American citizen to feel battered and bruised following the November 8th presidential election. We Canadians, all 36 million, were sucked along for the roller coaster ride over the past two years, from the nutty Republican...
  12. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Sign the petition: Repeal the giveaway of a holy Native American site to a foreign mining company
    act.credoaction.com I just took action urging Congress to repeal a massive giveaway of a sacred Native American holy site in Arizona to a foreign multinational mining company. I think you should,...
  13. José Antonio Arranz Linares
    Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World
    Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World rockin' in the free...


    CityVP Manjit
    12/11/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit
    #3 Absolutely !
    Alex A. Bytton
    12/11/2016 #4 Alex A. Bytton
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/11/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I need a 'love' buzz button for this!
    11/11/2016 #2 Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ
    Very relevant !!!!!
    John White, MBA
    11/11/2016 #1 John White, MBA
    Buzz on!
  14. ProducerAndrew 🐝 Goldman
    Thoughts on the presidential campaign in the US
    Thoughts on the presidential campaign in the USGood day, friends! The new president of the United States was chosen. Congratulations Mr. Donald Trump! I've been following the campaign but never commented. And now I want to say a few words.Listening to primaries was not very positive. But it's a...


    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    11/11/2016 #30 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Just 2 more relevants and will start rising)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/11/2016 #29 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #22 Welcome to beBee @Joris Plaatstaal.
    Jim Cody
    11/11/2016 #28 Jim Cody
    #27 Everything will be fine. At least better than it would be with Clinton as president.
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    11/11/2016 #27 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    #23 Well, I think everything will be great, @Jim Cody. Will see how it goes.
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    11/11/2016 #26 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    #22 Thank you, @Joris Plaatstaal! I love sharing great info! Have an awesome day!
    Cepee Tabibian
    11/11/2016 #25 Cepee Tabibian
    #22 @Joris Plaatstaal, welcome to beBee!!
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    11/11/2016 #24 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Thank you, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! Life is amazing! #21
    Jim Cody
    11/11/2016 #23 Jim Cody
    Now if everyone that said they would move to Canada if he won would really move America would be a better place.
    Truth is Canada probably won't accept most of them.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    11/11/2016 #22 Joris Plaatstaal
    This the first article I read here. @Andrew Goldman. I must say I love it.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/11/2016 #21 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for a sensible read, @Andrew 🐝 Goldman. We must move forward!
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    10/11/2016 #20 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    #17 Very true, @Fatima Williams! Thank you!
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    10/11/2016 #19 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Thank you for a great comment, @David B. Grinberg! Yes, all that takes place. Luckily USA now has a new leader and I hope for the bright future for the whole world. Not only US. The world is watching. I can only say, that back in the days I dreamed of working for a leader like Donald Trump in one of his businesses. Now just living in the states will mean the same) #16
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/11/2016 #18 Aurorasa Sima
    God bless tripple chins. Hooray to our first fast food Potus
    Fatima Williams
    10/11/2016 #17 Fatima Williams
    Well said @Andrew 🐝 Goldman And yes God bless the whole world !
    David B. Grinberg
    10/11/2016 #16 David B. Grinberg
    Well stated, Andrew. As I previously have noted, I did not vote for President-elect Trump or Secretary Clinton. However, I would urge all of Mr. Trump's detractors to now listen to, and carefully consider, their own words during the campaign. That is: "Love trumps hate." There can't be a double standard based on political convenience. Part of the fabric of American democracy means citizens unite as one America even after contentious elections. At an absolute minimum, folks should give the new President-elect the "benefit of the doubt" and keep an "open mind" (Hillary's words), unless or until he proves otherwise once in office.
    Moreover, any U.S. President who can mend USA-Russia relations should be applauded rather than castigated. To those who criticize Mr. Trump because of praise by President Putin, I say this: would you rather maintain a Cold War mentality or work together toward common goals and global interests? And finally, to those Hillary supports, please remember that it was HER "reset button" for US-Russian relations that blew up in her face as Secretary of State. How embarrassing that she could not even use the correct Russian language for "reset" on the button/prop she presented to the Russian Foreign Minister at a public event -- for which he subsequently embarrassed her and the USA by pointing out this pathetic mistake -- which speaks volumes in and of itself.
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    10/11/2016 #15 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    #12 True, Life is amazing and we are the ones to make the change, @Cepee Tabibian! Have an awesome day!
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    10/11/2016 #14 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Thank you, @debasish majumder! Have an awesome day! #9
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/11/2016 #13 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Andrew 🐝 Goldman I wish nothing but the best to the US and our american bees !
    Cepee Tabibian
    10/11/2016 #12 Cepee Tabibian
    @Andrew 🐝 Goldman, thank you for this! It was not the outcome I had hoped for but he won, and I accept that. Now let's move on, look forward, and wish him the best....and for those Americans who'd rather have another president, let's stop complaining, try to understand the pain points and reasoning of those who feel he was the better choice, and start getting involved at the local and state level, 2020 isn't far away.
    Brian McKenzie
    10/11/2016 #11 Brian McKenzie
    I often wonder why people have aquafiums and exotic fish, I suppose when I discover that - I will have a ccleare vusion of the Meaning of Life. until then, I am out doing laps past the castle and faux kelp.
  15. ProducerAshley Marie Taylor
    How to Survive a Trump Presidency
    How to Survive a Trump Presidency** Disclaimer: This isn't a pro-Trump nor an anti-Trump article or political statement. It's simply meant for entertainment purposes and as an attempt to instill hope into a nation of scared people. Please read from a place of compassion for others...


    Rose Spot
    10/11/2016 #10 Rose Spot
    Don(t be afraid world (smile) nothing is going to happen so dramatically because Trump is going to put water in his vine...Above all he is not alone and knows very well that from now he will have to think not for him but for millions of americans...Why not give a chance to a businessman, we had lawyers...No matter let's just hope that the good of the plan prevail the not so good ideas...
    Ashley Marie Taylor
    10/11/2016 #9 Ashley Marie Taylor
    #8 That's what I figured you meant about Canadians, just had to make it clear for other potential readers.

    And yes, life is expensive. But it's a fact of reality and it's up to us to figure out how we'll support our families. I'm grateful that we're able to have a say in our futures and the lives we lead.
    Ashley Marie Taylor
    10/11/2016 #7 Ashley Marie Taylor
    #4 Great Churchill quote! I wouldn't lump Canadians in he same sentence with racists and bigots. Our friends in the north are awesome! I go up every summer and each time come back with more and more friends and business contacts. Theyre reputation for being one of the nicest nations is very well deserved!
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/11/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 Be nice, Albert. Lord Trumpemort is Potus, you received three like on a comment - life is great.

    Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    10/11/2016 #3 Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    How to Survive a Trump Presidency...
    Going to Canada? Lol
    David B. Grinberg
    10/11/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Very nicely stated, Ashley. I echo your words of wisdom: "For the panickers out there: relax. You will survive a Trump presidency. While it’s a guarantee that you won’t agree with everything he says or attempts to enact, the world will not end."
    Moreover, (as a long-time Independent) while I am neither pro-Trump nor anti-Trump, I do think he deserves the "benefit of the doubt" unless or until he proves otherwise once actually in office.
    It's important that folks realize campaign promises are "made to be broken." Further. the GOP does NOT have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. This means Senate Dems can block whatever is passed by the GOP House of Reps. Lastly, let's recall the only constant in life is CHANGE. That's how both Obama and Trump both won the presidency, by being the opposite of their predecessors.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/11/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Ashley Marie Taylor I wish nothing but the best to the US and our american bees !
  16. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    This morning I awoke to a nightmare because what I feared the most has occurred. The people have spoken and their message is a nation built on anger, prejudice, hate, and greed. Our "land of opportunity' has become that and only that as Humanity and our Planet took a backseat to Wall Street and money. You got your reality star; may you live well in the reality you've created and I can only hope our nation survives the damage that ensues. The country I love, the values upon which it was built disappeared into history last night. Pamela 🐝 Williams


    Ben Pinto
    10/11/2016 #9 Ben Pinto
    Pamela, that is like the ad I saw:
    Only used once parachute, like new, never opened, best offer accepted.
    Brian McKenzie
    10/11/2016 #8 Brian McKenzie
    Oddly, though not surprisingly, all the reciepts for pay offs and sell outs belong to Hillary. And Wikileaks promised 4 more big dumps to further bury her and hers. I am hungry in anticipation.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    09/11/2016 #6 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #5Getting it and actually caring is different. My prediction is he will destroy what is left of the middle class and there will be the Trump 'thems' and everybody else. We will become an oligarchy dictatorship. All those 'left out' will have many others to join them. The real 'haves' just got a free ticket to paradise. There is a reason he got out of paying his fair share of taxes. This country doesn't run for free so who else will pick up the tab?
    Richard Buse
    09/11/2016 #5 Richard Buse
    @Pamela 🐝 Williams There was a lot of anger and fear, a lot of people who felt they’d been left behind by the economic recovery, a lot of people who felt they were being ignored by the major political parties. Donald Trump got that. I think folks like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren got it, too, but they weren’t on the November ballot. Donald Trump strikes me as being a scary figure, but he somehow became a champion for those who felt the system wasn’t working for them. I have no idea what happens next.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    09/11/2016 #3 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    We survived eight years of Dubya; we will see how incompetent and ignorant the Don really is. Hopefully he won't push the button thinking its room service. Looks like Alec Baldwin has another 4 year run on Saturday Night Live.
    Harvey Lloyd
    09/11/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    I woke this morning in a country where voting changed our government, not guns. I also woke to the same divisions that have been propagated by the media. America is not a republic divided by race, creed or color but rather a nation who wants/needs to progress and grow.

    Our country has been kidnapped by media and the politicians, as a citizens lets not be in a nightmare but reclaim what belongs to the people. Regardless of who is President.
    Zack Thorn
    09/11/2016 #1 Zack Thorn
    Too late Pamela. Evidently what we thought were held most dear, have already been sold for a song and a dance. RIP Merica.
  17. David B. Grinberg
    FYI - in case you missed it...
    David B. Grinberg
    President Obama Speaks on the Results of the Election: "We Are Americans First"
    www.whitehouse.gov President Obama speaks on the results of last night's election and the next steps can take as a country to come...


    Ben Pinto
    10/11/2016 #5 Ben Pinto
    #4 @Aurorasa Sima N I C E .........
    Aurorasa Sima
    09/11/2016 #4 Aurorasa Sima
    The angry white men made their choice in a democratic vote, and the race was not even close, even though all of the sophisticated media supported the party that lost.

    Welcome to the era of populism.
    Jim Cody
    09/11/2016 #3 Jim Cody
    The reason Trump won is because people voting ag the status quo of Obama and those in D.C. are spending our hard earned tax money on Welfare and supporting a bunch of dead beats. Hillary lost because she would have carried on with Obama's spending and his hate for the middle class.
    David B. Grinberg
    09/11/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    President Obama stated today: "We have to remember that we're actually all on one team…We’re not Democrats first, we're not Republicans first, we are Americans first. We're patriots first. We all want what’s best for this country."
    cc @Jim Murray View more
    President Obama stated today: "We have to remember that we're actually all on one team…We’re not Democrats first, we're not Republicans first, we are Americans first. We're patriots first. We all want what’s best for this country."
    cc @Jim Murray @Ben Pinto @Albert Gibel Close
  18. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    When the election results are coming in tonight, I will be in my own world. Literally, inside a bubble, playing tennis, and then drinking beer with my buddies in the clubhouse. I can't think of a better way to spend the evening. John White, MBA


    Randy Keho
    08/11/2016 #5 Randy Keho
    I'll be hanging out at the local pub with members of the local Democratic Committee. If my lifelong buddy gets elected County Coroner, I'll be appointed Chief Deputy Coroner.
    I took tomorrow off work. Either way, I wouldn't be much good around the office tomorrow.#4
    John White, MBA
    08/11/2016 #4 John White, MBA
    #2 @Jared 🐝 Wiese: Yes, my ballot was casted last week! Nothing left to do but play tennis and drink beer.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/11/2016 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I will be sleeping ;) 😂😂😂😂
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    08/11/2016 #2 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Aw, MAN. I am jealous, envious and happy - all in one fell stroke? vote?

    Nah. Just happy for ya!

    Beer and tennis, a mile high. Life is good.
  19. Voice Of Reason

    Voice Of Reason

    Come visit the Last Great Stand: www.thelastgreatstand.com

    #neverhillary #donaldtrump #obama
    Voice Of Reason
  20. ProducerVoice Of Reason

    Voice Of Reason

    Hillary Walks Out on Press Conference When Asked about Undercover Fraud (Videos)
    Hillary Walks Out on Press Conference When Asked about Undercover Fraud (Videos)The Voice of Reason Writes:For anyone who has heard about, but not yet had a chance to learn the details about the undercover operation produced by James O’Keeffe’s Project Veritas about the inner workings of the Democrat Party, you’re in luck....


    John Vaughan
    22/10/2016 #4 John Vaughan
    #3 Love your stats @Albert Gibel - They're always creative, tho rarely justified by any credible fact checking.

    I strongly support Bernie's suit against DNC, as I support the numerous lawsuits against GOP for attempting to implement voter repression across the US.

    I'm also delighted to admit that Bernie's candidacy successfully moved Hillary's policies to the populist progressive left, just as Trump's candidacy has pretty well turned the GOP into a hot mess.

    Your imaginative pseudo stats (source: Breitbart ... or Info Wars?) don't reflect what I've run into out in the field, or - as we like to say - 'reality'.

    Life here in the cave is tolerable. We've got access to credible information and research tools. You should try it.

    John Vaughan
    22/10/2016 #2 John Vaughan
    #1 "Just ask Bernie Sanders..." sez @Albert Gibel

    As an avid and strong Bernie supporter, I've wanted to ask him a number of questions .... But he's kinda busy right now campaigning vigorously - and sincerely (unlike ANY of Donald's primary opponents) - for Hillary.

    Maybe after the election, tho.
  21. ProducerRodney Fife

    Rodney Fife

    The House Always Wins, Even in Presidential Elections
    The House Always Wins, Even in Presidential ElectionsThe emergence of independent and libertarian options in the race to the White House has led to confusion and skepticism. However, these options may be the solution that many voters are looking for. In order to gain the Presidency of the United...


  22. Ben Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    New slogan unveiled... Ben Pinto


    Dean Owen
    08/10/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Seriously - Grow per, or Grow a pair. The guy is a clown. He should step down and give Pence a shot. Yes Pence has some weird ideologies too, but he carried himself well in the last debate, and talked like an adult at least.
  23. Charles David Upchurch
    It's time to put the 2016 US Presidential Campaign in perspective!

    Does the Thurston Howell III character from the old Gilligan's Island TV show remind you of anyone in the current political circus?

    If the link below does not work (ME TV should have the broadcast rights)

    ... it's also available (I don't know how legitimately) via YouTube at
    Charles David Upchurch
    Thurston Howell III for President
    www.metvnetwork.net America needs Thurston Howell III. Watch this great man and future leader of our country on 'Gilligan's Island,' Sundays at 2 PM | 1...


    Charles David Upchurch
    02/10/2016 #2 Charles David Upchurch
    Initially I was only able to share this with people who are following me. After that, I was able to go back and share it in 3 hives (one at a time).
    Charles David Upchurch
    02/10/2016 #1 Charles David Upchurch
    My 3 shares did not work. PLEASE RESHARE, VIBs!
  24. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Many Mentors on My Road to the White House - Part 1
    Many Mentors on My Road to the White House - Part 1Miguel de Cervantes, the 16th century Spanish novelist, poet and playwright, once said: “Believe there are no limits...” That's exactly the type of positive mindset one needs to achieve big goals in life which may at first appear insurmountable....


    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    08/10/2016 #29 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Thanks for sharing your inspiring story David Grinberg.
    David B. Grinberg
    01/10/2016 #28 David B. Grinberg
    #25 @Brian McKenzie, funny you should mention that because -- while I can't speak for "graft" -- there was, in fact, a hidden connection within this high-profile Congressional office that helped me get the gig. I did not know him, so it was one of those intangible factors (luck and timing). Read more about it the next post...
    David B. Grinberg
    30/09/2016 #27 David B. Grinberg
    Just a note of thanks for all of your valuable feedback and thoughtful comments, which are always most appreciated. Part 2 is on the way for those interested. @Gerald Hecht @Brian McKenzie @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @debasish majumder @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira @Larry Boyer @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Juan Imaz @Milos Djukic @Ben Pinto @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Mamen 🐝 Delgado @Gert Scholtz
    Gerald Hecht
    30/09/2016 #26 Gerald Hecht
    #25 @Brian McKenzie "ever since the British burned the White House down; there's a bleeding wound in the heart of town; your mother left ya; your father too --even death has washed his hands of you --it's a long road; it's a long and narrow way" -Bob Dylan
    Brian McKenzie
    30/09/2016 #25 Brian McKenzie
    Nice to hear that Washington was once a town where merit and hard work mattered over connection and graft, I don't believe the same could be said of it today.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    30/09/2016 #24 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Very interesting @David B. Grinberg and important to know the value of mentors. Their value is worth every moment spent if they are helpful.
    debasish majumder
    29/09/2016 #23 debasish majumder
    lovely insightful post @David B. Grinberg. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    29/09/2016 #22 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    Mentors always important in our lifes
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    29/09/2016 #21 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    thanks for sharing your experiences
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    29/09/2016 #20 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    @David B. Grinberg for this and other reasons my dear, I consider you one of my mentors, thank you for bringing your experience is a great help when we feel lost. =)
    Larry Boyer
    29/09/2016 #19 Larry Boyer
    Excellent points show how you never know how your experiences will come in handy. The more you have, the more chances you'll have to use them. I'm looking forward to the next installment!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #18 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @David B. Grinberg a leap of faith is a courageous thing, and proves your desire and willingness to go out to achieve your goals. Looking back is good when these memories are there as a reminder of what can be done. Your story is very
    Inspiring😊Thank you for sharing
    Juan Imaz
    29/09/2016 #17 Juan Imaz
    interesting writing @David B. Grinberg!
    Milos Djukic
    29/09/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #12 Abslutely @Ben Pinto. It is about mentors.
    David B. Grinberg
    29/09/2016 #15 David B. Grinberg
    #10 Thanks so much for commenting, Ben, you're too funny. While I can't definitely answer the question of whether Hillary has the stamina to the President, I can say that I most certainly don't -- nor would I ever want that position. For one thing, I lack key prerequisites such as having a pretty face, good hair and being telegenic. I got my share of national politics early in life and that was more than enough for me. That's why I became a registered Independent shortly after leaving the WH (and have been so ever since then). But, fear not, YOU have my vote and I'll even be your campaign press secretary. Now, how can you turn that down, Ben?
    David B. Grinberg
    29/09/2016 #14 David B. Grinberg
    #8 Thank you, as always, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. No, you're not off the mark about Paul Begala, In fact, you're spot on! I have a separate section about my interaction with him as a mentor in a forthcoming post in this series. I'm glad you enjoyed my telling tales about those "glory days" of yesteryear. More to come...
    David B. Grinberg
    29/09/2016 #13 David B. Grinberg
    #7 Thanks for reading and commenting, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Not only was there no assurance of success, but even my parents tried convincing me to seek more gainful and stable employment. Campaigns don't pay well to begin with. Thus, with all the time and effort one puts into it, you can still end up with nothing if the candidate loses. In fact, I still recall eating cans of tuna fish when I began working as a volunteer on the Clintin-Gore 1992 campaign. I'm glad I can at least afford salmon now!
    Ben Pinto
    29/09/2016 #12 Ben Pinto
    Milos you posted this from David in Fractals forever because it is just part of the bigger picture, right?
    Ben Pinto
    29/09/2016 #11 Ben Pinto
    Pollinating these hives:
    US politics
    And any others I can find. Great story, @David B. Grinberg
    Ben Pinto
    29/09/2016 #10 Ben Pinto
    David Grinberg for write-in Prez.
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