China’s Threat to the U.S.

Extraterritoriality. The recent repression is worse because China’s officials are attempting to extend it beyond China’s borders.

Exactly. The Oversea-Chinese did not extend China’s borders, they worked beyond them, and, in such a position, they were considered the Child of the Parent.

Now positions are changing. More exactly the posture is changing.

The Parent can now be observed to be moving and posturing the boarders (much like the Europeans moved the boarders into North America and postured much of the world in their image), especially the South China Sea and Pacific (Actually Austrailia, forget Taiwan and the Phillipines, they are lost).

The world (and specifically the Trump administration) are going to be dealing with the Parent of the Children now in the South Pacific.

In that context and content, the Americans will be blind to the change of relationship between the two. This new relationship between China and the US will be different than what any other US administration has dealt with before.

War will be determined by the interest, honor, and fear this new relationship has on the environment that the Chinese now occupies, and especially now that the Parent instead of Child is the one who is the focus of that distribution.

War between China and the US is probably enevitable, because the Trump administration, at least those producing policies instead of tweets, are blind to change, because of their culture.

Source: China’s Threat to the U.S. – The Atlantic

Bruce Schneier: ‘The Internet Era of Fun and Games Is Over’

“I don’t like this,” he concluded. “I like the world where the internet can do whatever it wants, whenever it wants, at all times. It’s fun. This is a fun device. But I’m not sure we can do that anymore.”

Truer words never spoken.

Source: Bruce Schneier: ‘The Internet Era of Fun and Games Is Over’ | The Daily Dot

The first rule of Boyd: Observation.

“This is unprecedented,” said Brad Crone, a longtime Democratic consultant and North Carolina history buff. “This is new waters that we’re sailing into.”

Author’s note: I apologize for using the image of the German leader. It turns out, according to my DNA my structure is 36% Western Europe, 26% Celtic speaker, and 19% Scandinavian and I wanted you to pay attention.

Well said Brad Crone. Just like the waters Jesus walked on, new waters means it is time to bring out the Evangelicals.

Just because you are the Architect, Builder, or Carpenter, as I am trying to be, doesn’t mean you don’t need the people who will get the word out–to tell the world what your project is all about. It’s called transparency.

Like all knowledge and subsets of knowledge, transparency is inheriantly destructive. The wise Architect, Builder, or Carpenter gives the nod, to go ahead and spread the word, after all the decision making is done and it’s now time for action.

The time for action is when the Carpenter, Builder, and Architect have a position and are postured to go forward with the project. This time may be upon me.

In house building or remodeling, those “Evangelicals” are the inspectors working with the code guys. In my city they used to be in the planning department. My favorite Evangelical was named Jim Schwinof.

He turned out to be one of the good-guys who ran their departments well, at the smelter that I worked as a millwright. His time, at the position he held, could be called tumultuous times for him, but he postured through it.

Jim had to navigate the path between the working gray areas between the Union and Management.I was a part of the send-off committee, representing the Union, seeing him down the path and into that tumultuous filled void. I can tell you the send-off wasn’t pretty.

Well maybe it was beautiful, in a touchy feely way sort of way. At least it was a send-off where everyone had a red and toasty feeling afterwards.

This is the first rule of Boyd–Observation.

Source: Democrat’s lead widens in North Carolina governor’s race

Amid signs of transition trouble, Trump huddles with Pence

“After winning the presidency but losing the popular vote, President-elect Trump must try to bring Americans together — not continue to fan the flames of division and bigotry,” House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said. She called Bannon’s appointment “an alarming signal” that Trump “remains committed to the hateful and divisive vision that defined his campaign.”

For Trump to retain his base, Trump must remain committed to the hateful and divisive vision that defined his campaign. That vision represents his base and to ignore or lose that base would be like pulling the foundation out from underneath a house. The result would be a collapse of those things and ideals that Trump has, so far, built his legacy on.

In other words, to remain Trump, the base needs to remain in some shape and form. Other than hanging a white sheet on the door to the oval office and owning that vision, most likely Bannon represents the less worst choice Trump needed to make, to remain Trump, and to preserve his legacy.

Trump understands branding, and sometime that brand isn’t pretty nor sweet.

Source: Amid signs of transition trouble, Trump huddles with Pence

NeoCon Deux

I think I can safely say that, so far, the “winners” of the 2016 elections in the U.S.A. were the NeoCons. Trump supporters have elected someone not in their image and those against Trump are fighting fascists, who will have no power in a Trump administration. Trump is a businessman not a fascist, who knew his customers, but has no idea how the real political world works.

So it is the NeoCons (masters of political power) who are in the position, through the likes of Mike Pence, to bring democracy to the U.S.A., much like they did for Iraq under the guise of Dick Cheney.

Both the Congress and the White House has been “Trumped” by the new V.P. elect Mike Pence. Once Trump starts electing Supreme Court Justices the influence the NeoCons have on America’s power will be almost total. I think it is also safe to say that Trump is not going to nominate any Supreme Court Justice that the NeoCons won’t like.

So lookout world, you are either with us or against us (GWB policy), and there will be many against us, as the fascist take control of our culture, in much of the same way the NeoCons will take control of our structure.

Trump says health care, border, jobs are top priorities

Continuing a Washington victory tour of sorts after his presidential election shocked the world, Trump and Vice president-elect Mike Pence sat down with House Speaker Paul Ryan and then with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss the Republican priorities in Congress.

This photo pretty much says it all. Mike Pence, who will be incharge of all domestic and foriegn policy issues has distanced himself from both Trump and Ryan. Trump’s wife (most likely  all the rest of his family) has been darkened out of the picture.

If Trump hopes to have any effect on his legacy that doesn’t involve playing golf with the bigshots, he is going to have to get busy with some subsitive issues.

How’s that wall doing?

Source: Trump says health care, border, jobs are top priorities

The verdict for those armed militants who took over a federal building is white privilege in action

The verdict is completely absurd.

Absurd, maybe. But there seems to have may been some government informants present at the stand off, and that may have been what this verdict was all about.

In that context, it may be accurate to say that the Bundys “hired’ enough informants that the government was paying for the standoff, and, in at least one case, for the repair of vehicles and body armor. So, yeah in that context, it was a militia standoff.

So while the Bundys may have been some great inspirational leaders and strategist–it is my opinon that without the help of the U.S. government, their “stand off” would have been less than successful.

Some white privilege, yes?

In this case those recieving, so called, “White privilege” may, to some degree, be called suckers, by non-whites, as their movement was not so much “white” as federal.

At least it looks to me like the government had the Bundy’s backs, and they were in no danger from the feds, unless they  tried to run road blocks and such.

Which, in itself, is a privilege, but I wonder what their father would say, if he knew?

Good help is hard to get?🙂

Source: The verdict for those armed militants who took over a federal building is white privilege in action – Vox