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HOT HOT HOT! Did someone turn the heat up in here? Because the

Republicans just introduced the AHCA and it is about to get very hot in places where one finds rural older voters. They lose out. And then gerrymandering is up and coming. It does not bode well for the GOP. I noticed in the Discussionist the right is warning people not to get all pretentious-like and show publicly their interconnectedness to others. You know. Feelings. Because everyone knows feelings only belong in commercials where ceos can make money off them, or in elections where the GOP use feelings to fool people into voting for the them when the GOP's sole real agenda is to make rich people richer.

I wonder if this is why Obama is under attack this week.

Obama said he wanted to be deeply involved in the issue of gerrymandering. That would make the GOP go after him. And Trump who thinks he'll be running as far along as 2022. Maybe that is the real reason for Trump's lie about Obama this week. They need to kill the leader with the 60% approval who wants elections fairer and where the voters pick their politicians and not the other way around. Like the GOP need to destroy the old king before the new one can garner the loyalty of the masses.

Don't forget speculation that Trump will build health

savings accounts into his new health care plan. That would put money into the stockmarkets from every household in the USA that could afford it. Bidding the price of stocks up. This is speculation and the stocks would likely be quickly over valued. Hurting the very public who invest their health savings accounts in stocks. But hey the already rich would make a killing. Proving once again that markets don't work when the rich are exploiting the markets themselves using government.

Watch Harari talk about the two ways the world

could go: hyper nationalism or internationalism. He wrote "Sapiens" and "Homo Deus". This may explain why the rich in the US backed Brexit and Trump. Internationalism would mean that bigger problems like robots replacing humans and climate change could be fixed or solved.

https://www.ted.com/talks/yuval_noah_harari_nationalism_vs_globalism_the_new_political_divide

(My thoughts) Some of the rich don't want those problems solved. With pollution and climate change there will be lots of people dying at 55. Not bad if you are some rich *** planning to live to 120. Not enough room on the planet otherwise. rich people can always move to clean climates like the Americas or southern africa. The rest of the world is over polluted if you look at climate maps of pollution. Also solving robotics taking jobs involves a basic income for all those unemployed. No wonder they don't want immigrants in the USA. In 20 years there will be high numbers of unemployed in the west as there is in the third world now. So it will be temp workers to fill the gaps now and a wall. Scary bunch of mother****ers.

And here is an bit on how Mercer backed brexit.

https://politicalwire.com/2017/02/26/u-s-billionaire-helped-back-brexit/

I am a dyslexic like Trump. I have divergent thinking and see all realities

and narratives seperately. I can believe seemingly opposite different things at once. If you think of it having many realities is actually the way the objective world is. But unlike a dyslexic, and like a politician, Trump adds bullshit. I always have many reasons for all the decisions I make. Lots of people only have one or two reasons. We are used to people conflating their realities so they work as a single narrative. Trump doesn't do that at times. He picks up each narrative and spins it around and looks at it from various angles and with different assumptions (including ignoring some well accepted assumptions about the way things work). When he comes up with a big picture..after days or weeks, that is when to take him literally. If Bannon let's him.

His lying is not explained by dyslexia. He knows he is lying. That is why he joked at the inaugural Kellyanne will take on the jobs no man will take. He's been in sales his whole life and is grounded in hype.

I think Trump just turns things over in his mind. One moment he

likes Ellison, one moment he is trying to do Democrats in. Then it turns around in his mind again. He needs executive function and salience to know when to stop turning things over. Or an advisor who is not trying to start wars on every continent of the planet be they trade wars or religious wars....Bannon seems to stop Trump when the dial inside Trump's head hits "war", and then Bannon tries to make that policy.

Why Trump Needs an Enemy

https://politicalwire.com/2017/02/17/trump-needs-enemy/

"SNIP.......

Ryan Lizza: “Last week, a senior White House official shared a candid theory with me about why President Donald Trump and his team have been adrift since November: they’ve yet to adjust to the post-election reality, and they haven’t yet learned how to operate without a single, common enemy—Hillary Clinton—to focus on. It was a frank admission that a team built for winning a campaign has so far failed at governing.”

“Incoming Presidents usually trade in some of their political tacticians for experienced Washington hands when they take office, but Trump installed his entire senior campaign leadership into top positions in the White House, a place where few of them have ever worked before.”

.........SNIP"

Trump is dyslexic. Dyslexics excel at taking down psychopaths because they only deal in the concrete. Think Churchill - Hitler, or Kennedy-Russia, Reagan - Russia. That was why when he had enemies during campaigns he did well. Campaigns are inherently painted tableaus and long term politicians like hillary are vulnerable. Republican candidates and their agenda is totally psychopathic and lies. Now he is trying to attack the press and/or democrats. Both of them are stand up groups of people. He can't pull down their fictions because their narratives are real. IMHO

Piers did make one point on fear in the usa and how Americans are being made to fear

terrorism but then nothing is done about making background checks on all gun sales mandatory. He said that didn't make sense. I say the medium is the message in that fear is an end unto itself for the GOP. They don't want to stop gun deaths. They just want to control their base with fear. There is that old analogy in the study of risk that says the chances of someone dying at an airport because of a fire is minimal. Yet people want to make sure there is a fire department ready at the airport. So there are fire departments at airports. And they almost never get a call. So they just sit there doing nothing. But people want to have the public purse pay for full time fire departments at all airports. The point is that people are irrational when it comes to risk. And the GOP know this. Some things 'seem' more likely than others. So no gun laws resulting in 45,000 dead or wounded a year (and pro gun voters are created because then everybody has to have a gun). While thousands of refugees are barred from entering the US because of terrorism when less than 6000 have died due to foreign terrorism in the last 40 years (and anti-terrorism voters are created). So it seems disjointed but it actually makes perfect sense for the GOP and Trump.

He is going to be upset every time

someone in his government does something that would not be Trumps instincts, he is going to be after his assistants all the time. Back when we lived in villages of 150 it might be good to go on your instincts with every decision. Not so with something like the US government.

He probably knocks it out of

the park on spacial reasoning. That is one portion of the IQ test. A lot of dyslexics do. Why he cannot keep a single policy idea in his head for any length of time. His brain is always turning the policy around and around and looking at it from different angles.
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