Monthly Archives: November 2015

Hackers able to attack Dell laptops and VTech data

The possibility of some hackers getting into my laptop was always a scary thought. That was why a Dell was never purchased by me. My aunt, now deceased, told me she had problems with her desktop. No one was allowed to use it because of her having to reformat the hard drive every time. They might be a favorite item this Christmas, but they may come with malicious software in tow. This blogger felt empathy for the children and parents of Vtech also.

In Dell’s case, it came as an already installed certificate that poses as Google, making it easier for hackers to gain entry. That wasn’t all. Bank of America and other HTTPS sites were vulnerable also, at least their encrypted information was. What bothered me was the length of time Dell knew about this software certificate security problem or how many laptop models were affected by the faulty security program? Here was their statement to Reuters:

The recent situation raised is related to an on-the-box support certificate intended to provide a better, faster and easier customer support experience,” Dell said. “Unfortunately, the certificate introduced an unintended security vulnerability.”

How long they knew or how many laptops had this problem didn’t seem to matter because the company has taken steps to correct the situation. Anyone finding this situation on their laptop was offered on site and email instructions on the removal of this malicious security software. This was frighteningly almost the same as their “Superfish” program found on their Lenovo computers at the beginning of this year.

Vtech had its own hacker’s situation too, but on its apps store database SQL servers. Over 4 million children were affected by this trouble because not only were their names, gender and ages revealed, the names, addresses phone numbers and email addresses of their parents were also.

The creepiest thing was other sensitive information like credit card data secret questions, and passwords were also stolen by this hacker mainly, because users of the app leaned heavily on making payments via a third party. The only bright spot was that this hacker identified himself and how this very large data breach took place.

The hacker who claimed responsibility for the breach provided files containing the sensitive data to Motherboard last week. Apparently, they gained access to the company’s database using a technique known as SQL injection. Also known as SQLi, this is an ancient, yet extremely effective, method of attack where hackers insert malicious commands into a website’s forms, tricking it into returning other data. The hacker was then able to break into VTech’s web and database servers, where they had “root access”—in other words, access with full authorization or control. The hacker said that while they don’t intend to publish the data publicly, it’s possible others exfiltrated it first.

This was the hacker’s statement via encrypted chat:

It was pretty easy to dump, so someone with darker motives could easily get it.”

One annonymous user stated, “I was surprised and shocked to see my data breached on a ‘child friendly’ website.”

VTech then confirmed the breach in an email on Thursday, days after Motherboard reached out to the company for comment. Their statement was:

We were not aware of this unauthorized access until you alerted us.”

Disgusted said it best in their well thought out email to the company in the comments. Of course, the efforts of VTech were professional and poised to say the least, in their reply. This blogger was glad they hadn’t purchased anything in this article.

I love to write about trending topics and real life experiences. I love to read and write Science Fiction and Fantasy stories dealing with parallel worlds.

Cops: Use of excessive force had them ‘out of order’

With all the bad press about the need for gun control and cops getting into trouble for fatally shooting men of color, it’s refreshing to find a female that knew when to use her gun. Apparently, this was a Craigslist deal that went sour after the couple who bought a car from someone claiming to have one for sale online, went to complete the transaction at an Aiken, South Carolina gas station. One of them pulled a gun on the woman’s boyfriend and she pulled hers from her handbag and fired it, killing him. The second man ran. Neither the woman or her boyfriend had any injuries, but police were searching for that second man.

This reminds me of a post written about robbers getting shot when they tried to rob a well-known anchorwoman and her husband, who was a trained military man who also was well trained on how to use a gun. The above synopsis didn’t say whether any charges were to be filed. There probably won’t be because of the robbery attempt from the sellers of the car that wasn’t.

The above incident was the U.S. Constitution at work The Second Amendment allows for ‘the right to bear arms’ and the Preamble allows for the nation to ‘provide for the common defense’. Why then, does law enforcement slip up when it came to using their guns? Like the woman in the lead story and the one highlighted in July, they were trained to use a gun to protect others. In spite of the mandatory use of body cams and modern devices like cell phones, things were not getting any better. A lot of bad press was placed on social media, which made a situation worse for the cop responsible for the fatal shootings recently. Several of those cops were fired or left the force due to social media pressure.

For the cop that shot an unarmed youth in Chicago 16 times, were those other 15 shots justified? Were the nation’s cops in order?

Something wasn’t right. According to one article, the protest in Chicago was an effort to mandate changes in the use of force in an effort to end police brutality. With all the sensitivity training and camera footage didn’t seem to stop the violence against the black youth in that area. It was a wonder that the police weren’t trusted. Some were blaming the media for this rise in ethic violations. Unlike the riot in Ferguson last year, protesters were peaceful, but angry about the incidents this year. Their only crime was blocking #BlackFriday shoppers in the downtown Chicago area and in a northern mall. In Ferguson, #BlackFriday was boycotted on the anniversary of the Missouri shooting.

The problem was in what the U.S. The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) allowed local cops. Right now, they were granted free reign. The court had never defined anything other than ‘whatever was necessary for protection’ A lot of the men and women came out of the academy knowing that there weren’t any limits placed on the use of force they used to protect themselves or others. They left the regulations up to their precinct.

 These majority white grand juries see beat cops as the thin blue line that protects whites from black thuggery.  The result is very lethal and dangerous beat cops who are emboldened and more trigger happy than combat soldiers. At least, combat soldiers must get approval from their superiors and comply with the rules of engagement before using deadly force.  Not so with beat cops.  The law will not hold them accountable even if excessive force complaints and lawsuits pile up against them.  Instead, the law typically shields them from accountability.

None of the protests would’ve occurred if the Chicago Police Department had paid attention the other excessive force complaints filed against Jason Van Dyke. The judge in that case ordered the release of the video a year after the cover up occurred. It appeared to me that Laquin McDonald’s family was paid ‘hush money’.  Either way, it was still wrong. Maybe the Supreme Court should re-evaluate and redefine its meaning of ‘whatever force necessary’ . Until they do, protests in high crime minority communities will continue to react to excessive force used by the police.

I love to write about trending topics and real life experiences. I love to read and write Science Fiction and Fantasy stories dealing with parallel worlds.

Mummy remake might not pass muster with the audience

This was one reason why a reboot or remake was not going to work too well, even if it was to revamp a famous part of the studios monster past. According to Variety, Tom Cruise was supposedly in talks to revamp the Mummy movie. Apparently, a few other directors/producers were drawn into the mix also, like Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan last summer to help develop a universe for Universal where its classic monster movie library was the main attraction. Kurtzman is also on board to direct and will produce alongside Morgan as well as Sean Daniel. Unfortunately, the studio was not confirming or denying this rumor.

Tom Cruise was not one of the producers, but he was involved in a big part of the development. Notice he wasn’t part of the cast either. That’s still to be determined. The script, written by Jon Spaihts, was set in the present day.  Characters from the monster universe films were expected to be cameos in each other’s remakes before coming together in an “Avengers”-style tie-in film. Plot still needed development. Universal’s executive VP of production Jon Mone and director of development Jay Polidoro were in charge of this project for the studio.

According to another related article by Variety, they want to bring back some of the monsters that were popular in Hollywood’s Golden Age, like Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy (1932). Together, they’re watching a team that’s busy mixing in elements of those classic films, such as the bolts in Frankenstein’s neck, with a modern setting tied to contemporary themes.

This is not a heightened world,” Morgan says. “We’re exploring issues of family identity and questions of, ‘Where do I belong in the world?’ ”

This writer had no problem with the idea above as long as the plot moved well when remaking the film to fit modern day themes Even now, those monsters didn’t fit just as they didn’t fit in their own timeline. Frankenstein was reanimated from dead flesh, via electric shock, not resurrected like Jesus. Speaking from a viewer standpoint, not very many previous remakes were all that successful. Poltergeist was panned by Fangdango There were only two reviews that gave five stars. When one of the directors/producers were Sam Rami, one was sure to get a jolt or two with his films and TV shows.

The Omen, 2006, didn’t go over well either. It received a 5.5 out of a possible 10. The sad fact was that my viewing of this remake didn’t impress me either. Billie Whitelaw scared me to death in the original version of this film as Damian’s nanny from Hell. It appeared to me that the one in the remake was not scary enough with scraggly hair and overdone makeup. She was there to indulge his overeating cherries, something that was not in the original.

This blogger prayed that the Mummy remake was successful. My having purchased the third installment of the Mummy franchise was a waste of money. What made the second movie so good was the precociousness of Freddie Boath who played Alex and Evelyn’s premonitions about her past life, which tied in with the movie. With Alex all grown up, the childlike spark wasn’t there. While Brendan Fraiser’s character, Rick, didn’t age a day, neither did the brother-in-law Johnathan, the lady that played Rachel Weiz’s role looked at least ten years older than both actors.

Here’s hoping this twist in the remake worked.

I love to write about trending topics and real life experiences. I love to read and write Science Fiction and Fantasy stories dealing with parallel worlds.

American Music Awards highlights

From Sunday night, everyone nominated at the American Music Awards did well. Without their talent, the winners wouldn’t have been able to shine as they did. This list was courtesy of The Huffington Post:

Below the full list of 2015 American Music Awards winners:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt
Tove Lo
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd

SONG OF THE YEAR
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Nick Jonas
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
Maroon 5
One Direction
Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Ed Sheeran – “X”
Sam Smith – “In The Lonely Hour”
Taylor Swift – “1989”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Jason Aldean – “Old Boots, New Dirt”
Florida Georgia Line – “Anything Goes”
Sam Hunt – “Montevallo”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
J. Cole – “2014 Forest Hills Drive”
Drake – “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”
Nicki Minaj – “The Pinkprint”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown – “X”
D’Angelo and The Vanguard – “Black Messiah”
The Weeknd – “Beauty Behind the Madness”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Fall Out Boy
Hozier
Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
Enrique Iglesias
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United
MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK
“Fifty Shades of Grey”
“Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1”
“Pitch Perfect 2” 

My favorite part of the American Music Awards was Arianna Grande’s performance of Focus.

Of course, there was plenty of fashion to be seen on the red Carpet also from The Huffington Post:

On Sunday night in Los Angeles, Hollywood’s biggest stars filled the red carpet at the 2015 American Music Awards, and we have to say, there were a number of looks that blew us away.

Between Selena Gomez’s red sequin dress, Carrie Underwood’s sparkly cape and Zendaya’s monochromatic moment, we were elated with the fashion choices we saw come down the red carpet.

This was my favorite dress at the American Music Awards red carpet: Selena Gomez in Givenchy

I love to write about trending topics and real life experiences. I love to read and write Science Fiction and Fantasy stories dealing with parallel worlds.

#BlackFriday deals began early online

It’s all about who got there first, online that is. Amazon.com is the first store to roll out their #BlackFriday deals today. A few stores had some pre-holiday sales too, but not like the store just mentioned. The ‘old mighty dollar’ reigned supreme.

Kohl’s already put out its holiday ad yesterday, supposedly leaked. The first of many to come.

#BlackFriday wasn’t what it used to be. Not everything was shown above, though, For this blogger, avoiding the mall for the next few days and even Thanksgiving weekend was paramount, being the highest shopping days of the season. The hot ticket items had to be electronics like Best Buy’s door busters offered the best place to buy the 4K 60 inch Samsung TV and the Toshiba 49 inch HDTV. Target, not to be outdone, was offering 25% off all Apple TV devices.

The best deals online for the UK had to be Amazon.com also. They started their ‘lightening’ deals and also lowered the price of Amazon Prime that ended two days ago. Our English friends were to spend almost as much before #Black Friday started as during it. It surprised me that eBay, their competitor, was a close second during this time. Shopping here for me was one of the last things done, because what was needed was rare, like a back piece to Nokia 6010 or a refurbished one. Their sales began on Black Friday and run until Monday, November 30. Every day deals starting at 8 am.

With all that was expected to happen online, this blogger expected a lot of the well-known sites listed above will crash. At least without money, this writer won’t be shopping online for any high priced or much-desired gift.

There was one store that didn’t open before, during, or after Thanksgiving. During that time, Nordstrom was encouraging its workers to stay at home with their families and to get outdoors. That didn’t mean that they couldn’t take advantage of sidewalk sales. Here was a list of stores with their hours and what day they open.

Happy Shopping!

I love to write about trending topics and real life experiences. I love to read and write Science Fiction and Fantasy stories dealing with parallel worlds.

Shoemoney: Easy to follow video program with simple steps

I have been following internet millionaire Jeremy Schoemaker for a couple years now. I am on his newsletter and saw an email that said he was frustrated that he had sold many “how to make money online” products and even though the content was good very few people every logged in and did anything.

So he claimed not only would this be free but he would pay you for accomplish tasks. I signed up.  More because I was curious to see what his angle was than anything else.  The first task was drop dead simple and I instantly received a dollar and it was sent to my paypal instantly. and yet I never paid him anything.  

Then I continued and went through the course now setting up my website.  Then installing a theme, then installing plugins, etc etc.  By the end of the 2nd level he send me $3.  The course continued and I was glued.

Jeremy not only walks you through setting up everything step by step (and paying you as you accomplish the tasks), but also makes it fun awarding you belts like a karate system.
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But while the money was fun and kept me going,  at the end I had a great blog with all the key plugins.  A decked out facebook page and a email newsletter.

I have spent many hours playing farmville but this was like that only at the end you keep the farm and you have something of real value.

Again I never paid him $1.  I kept waiting to see the trick but there truly is none.

If you seem skeptical give it a try it and when you make your first dollar in five minutes you will be as hooked as me. I just want to say thank you Jeremy.  Click here to register.

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#ParisAttacks: The effect on the states, Obama’s decision, and the Democratic Debate

The world rallied around France as they moved forward after the #ParisAttacks. One of the eight terrorists was identified and the hunt was on for his capture. The irony of the whole situation was that he came by way of Syria through Belgium. Problems still existed internationally and on the home front.  Both want America to do more to fight terrorism in Syria and take the lead in defending France.

#ParisAttacks: Effect on the States. Since yesterday, there were a lot more states that weren”t allowing refugees into their area. In the beginning there were four, then by afternoon 16, now there were 30. One even signed an executive order to block them. With this major resettlement problem, some governors might not have much choice in the matter.  While Condoleeza Rice, former Secretary of State, understood the fear of further terrorist attacks, she pleaded with the nation’s governors of those opposing states to let them in.  Apparently,  this terrorist fear that the governors were concerned about when Syrians entered was justified because of proper security checks

Barack Obama and the #ParisAttacks Right now, even after the #ParisAttacks, Obama still refused to put troops in Syria, but to offer support where needed. What was wrong with maintaining a supportive role?  By doing this America still had a way to protect its own borders and maintain the NATO clause where the allied countries would come to the aid of those that were attacked. The issue with Russia was inert because fighting ISIS was a common goal. Even though the media would like to make Obama look weak, he isn’t. It was great of them to take the ‘walk down memory lane’  with the video attempts at terrorism, which were foiled earlier this year, but that was then. His critics were missing some major pieces to the puzzle. In his video yesterday, he didn’t want to spread American forces too thin. Someone stronger and more powerful on the opposing side could fill the vacuum. Let’s not forget this Caliphate existed in all 50 states.

Withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in 2014 bought ISIS into the fight. They were now global, not just regional, It was no longer just the Taliban and Al-Quaeda, but Hezbollah, Hannas and The PLO. Not removing Saddam Hussein from Iraq in the early ’90’s allowed him to regain power again. The first time, he invaded Kuwait, he broke international law  The second time it was his ties to  terrorism and his refusal to let  in U.N. Weapons inspectors. Remaining vigilant was key.

#ParisAttacks and the Democratic Debate Of course the Democratic Debate this Saturday changed the focus from taxes to terrorism. The next U.S. The president was to carry on in Obama’s place. Until the #ParisAttacks, most of the answers on the issue of terrorism were deemed acceptable. Ben Carson was unable to come up with a good enough solution. This was the third time he fumbled when behind a microphone. The media wondered whether his campaign would survive. It might in spite of the problem in the recent debate.

The cry for a change of action came from Republican critics like Mitt Romney, and Pat Robertson. If it were up to them, the national deficit would be driven upward at the expense of the entitlement programs. It seemed to me that the 700 Cub host wanted America to go in with airplanes and troops. This wasn’t easy when the people speaking out weren’t in the hot seat. Bernie Sanders failed to slow down Hilary Clinton’s speed to the top. Even though there was no Republican front runner yet the nominee’s plan can’t just look or sound good, It had to work too, without taxing the middle class and further bleeding the entitlement programs.

“I think this incident in Paris will break down some of the false sense of separation from the experience the rest of the world is having with terrorism,” said Senator Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware. He predicted that the campaign would “begin to focus as much on national security and foreign affairs as domestic matters and economic security.”

Or, as Tom Ridge, a former secretary of Homeland Security, put it: “The barbarians are no longer at the gate. They’re inside.”

“Voters are very dubious about our ability to remake the world, but they’re very serious about us defending ourselves,” said Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker. “They have a very low tolerance for being frightened.”

 

 

I love to write about trending topics and real life experiences. I love to read and write Science Fiction and Fantasy stories dealing with parallel worlds.

Paris flying its flag in defiance of attack

This was a sad day in Paris, France because ten months after the attack on the paper, which killed 12 in January, this time 127 people were killed in attacks at a theater and at other locations in the city. The death toll still climbed.

Dramatic cell phone video shows survivors fleeing concert venue

France’s president called it “An Act of War”. According to the Today Show, this morning, ISIS claimed responsibility. Here was what was known so far.

  1. Most of the population in Paris came from Northern Africa, belonging to the Sunni
  2. Most have not done well economically
  3. Most of the chatter was meaningless and insignificant because a lot of the data was encrypted and unable to be traced. Terrorists now had downloadable apps that protected their metadata.
  4. What the United States was doing In Syria and Iran was not working

The irony was tonights Democratic debate focused on the #ParisAttacks and foreign policy. Let’s hope that the victor in the 2016 election was to do more than send an advisory team to Syria and Iran.

Eagles of Death Metal played in Paris club when gunmen attacked [Video]

The good news was, both Muslim and Arabs around the world had condemned the attacks in France. Another video said that opponents in the area were ready to buck ISIS and their leaders because they weren’t going to accept the pitch of a caliphate.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to French President Francois Hollande Saturday, informing him Iran was offering its thoughts and prayers to the French people. Iran and its allies, Hezbollah and the Assad regime in Syria, have been fighting ISIS. Rouhani also announced he has postponed a planned trip to Italy and France. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who worked with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to reach the Iran nuclear deal, was quoted by Iranian state-run news agency IRNA saying he condemned “terrorist operations at any forms” and that Iran, as a victim of terrorism, have always rejected terrorist activity.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, released a statement Friday night saying: “These savage and despicable attacks on civilians, whether they occur in Paris, Beirut or any other city, are outrageous and without justification. We condemn these horrific crimes in the strongest terms possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of those killed and injured and with all of France. The perpetrators of these heinous attacks must be apprehended and brought to justice.”

Just last month, he called the U.S. ‘The Great Satan‘ and how it was vanquished by the passing of the nuclear deal recently.  All that has seen this attack in Paris acted like they wanted a major confrontation with the enemy.  Instead of physical violence, the French sang their national anthem in defiance at a train station. Just like the January attack the new hash tag #ParisAttack also showed that people weren’t afraid after this tragedy. Some even displayed the colors on their flag in defiance and solidarity, showing they were not scared. Paris was about life.

 

 

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Opportunity found in Online Netorking

If my website didn’t exist, there wouldn’t be a third post on this site. There was something to the testimonial about to be told. It paid to advertise. The man who invited me to the Google Groups WowApp, was on over 200 sites, so they were unsure of how my name came up.  One of them used by us both was AdlandPro. It paid to find opportunity via online networking.

Not only was there a lot of networking taking place with my making some new friends, another opportunity came up too. The founder of the group referred me to Shoemoney, after finding out of my blogging experience. The lessons were easy to follow and one could pause the video to work at their own pace. When this program was over, money could be made via my online opportunity.

One of the nicest things other than the friends one made when they did this was getting paid for every referral My Wow coins went up from .03 to .13. One of my friends asked me if Shoemoney worked. Since my starting the program, not much was made yet. They did wish me luck though, and to tell them if it actually worked. Hopefully, the links sent out by me should get some bites.

There were problems, but those were  remembering my log in information or passwords for CloudFare and GetResponse. The first program was free and the second offered a 30-day free trial. Going month to month on this whole thing saved me almost $89. They were able to honor the original monthly charge with the yearly plan. It was easier than cancelling my membership altogether. WPTouch had to be reconfigured through  WP Super Cache to get the error off my laptop screen. It was my hope that there was a way to retype the url to the correct spelling so it was recognized on my cell phone.  Hey, at least this last error was mine.

When all was completed, there was still one problem. Since my Google Adsense account had to be switched over,  only one account was allowed, what was to become of the blog from that site? Unless there was a way to fix the slowdown and stall, it would have to be removed. Additional pages could be added to the primary blog.

Until this program was finished, my judgement was withheld.

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Several in last night’s GOP Debate gained strength

Last night might have left those in Milwaukee unhappy, because there wasn’t a thinning out of the top eight in the GOP debate.

The fledgling candidates gave their financial backers a sigh of relief. Jeb Bush’s candidacy was on the verge of death before tonight’s debate. Some of the people running for the White House  who didn’t get much notice in the press,  like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Ohio Gov. John Kasich — managed to make their mark at least as much as either of the two front-runners in the polls.

The under card debate was no less promising. Chris Christie made the comment that Hilary Clinton was able as president to make choices for all Americans better than they could for themselves. If the article in the local paper on May 2  was any indication of her intentions, we were all in trouble. Carson said it best. Telling her staff the attack on Bengazi was a terrorist attack and the American people it was an online video was a lie.

While the fight between Ben Carson and Donald Trump didn’t occur, Jindal tried unsuccessfully to pick a fight with Christie, saying that the Republican party needed to nominate a true conservative to win next November.

One sticking point last night that had everyone in the main debate fractious was the issue of immigration. Donald Trump wanted to ship all illegal aliens back to their own country. Kasich said not only was he above person out of his element, he thought the argument was nutty. Jeb Bush made more sense, stating that sending 11million immigrants back to their home country would devastate families and whole communities.

This blogger would cheer for both  Kasich and Bush. They refused to be the butt of Trump’s insults. It showed proper etiquette to listen to everyone when stating their case for the Oval Office. Perhaps they have learned a few lessons from Ben Carson, who already knew how to handle the press and Donald Trump’s jabs and the media’s attempt to embarrass him with printed lies. This deserved a ‘high five’ in the Democratic camp also.

There were other economic issues too. One of the candidates wanted to reform the military and  another wanted to rewrite the unfair tax code, which they remarked, had more words than the Bible and were untrue. How was this to be accomplished without causing more pain to the middle class? They’ve carried most of the load for the last for the last thirty years when it came to paying taxes. Yet no one wanted to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Watch the GOP Debate here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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