Why is Trump blocking everything
Trump during the campaign agreed to release his tax returns and at least 30 times he said he release them. But for 3 years now he is fighting it in court with a team of attorneys to block there release.
(WHY AND WHAT IS HE TRYING TO HIDE)
During the Muellar investigation he told the AMERICAN people that he would be happy to go into the FBI and testify under oath with Muellar to clear this whole Russian investigation up. ( NOT ONLY DID TRUMP NOT TESTIFY HE IS BLOCKING THE RELEASE OF THE FULL MUELLAR REPORT.) He had Barr release a 4 page summary of a two year investigation that Trump claims exonerated him of collusion, Obstruction and soliciting foreign interference in our election. But Trump refuses to release the full extent of his investigation.
Then Trump creates a Putin conspiracy that it was the Ukraine that interfered not Russian and Trump bought it. Trump tried to bribe the Ukraine into doing an investigation into the Bidens when there is no evidence that Trump has released except to tweet BS to his idiot base.
Now 8 career officials were willing to testify under oath that Trump was trying to solicit foreign interference. These 8 career officials implicated Giuliani/ Bolton/Mulvaney/ and Pompeo and Trump will not allow any of these men to testify under oath. (WHY THESE MEN COULD EXONERATE TRUMP IF HE IS NOT GUILTY)
So why defy 105 subpoenas why refuse to release phone records why refuse the release of emails sent to these men by these career officials, what is Trump hiding.
Change In Constitution Regarding Impeachment?
It currently requires only a simple majority in the House for impeachment to take place. We are seeing how easy it is for the majority party to ram through an impeachment. It takes a 2/3 vote in the Senate to convict and remove a President. This almost insures there has to be bi-partisan support. Should the Consitution be amended to require the same 2/3 in the House for impeachment thus requiring bi-partisan support?
Pensacola Shooter is Saudi Air Force Officer; Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani...
Pensacola Shooter Saudi Air Force Officer; In USA for flight school... 4 Dead...
By Lolita C. Baldor
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. law enforcement officials were digging into the background of the suspected Florida Naval station shooter Friday, to determine the Saudi Air Force officer’s motive and whether it was connected to terrorism.
As questions swirled about the shooting, which left four people dead and multiple people wounded, officials identified the suspect as 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, an aviation officer in the Saudi Air Force. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.
Alshamrani was attending the aviation school at the base, one of hundreds of international military members who are receiving training there. The shooter opened fire in a classroom building on Friday morning.
The U.S. has long had a robust training program for Saudis, providing assistance in the U.S. and in the Kingdom. And the Trump administration has sent several Patriot missile batters and hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia this year in the wake of attacks on the kingdom that officials blame on Iran.
On Friday, President Donald Trump said he got a call from Saudi King Salman, who expressed “his sincere condolences” and sent sympathies to the families of those involved.
“The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people,” said Trump in a tweet.
The shooting, however, shone a spotlight on what has been a sometimes rocky relationship with the kingdom.
The U.S. earlier this year agreed to send three Patriot missile batteries, dozens of fighter jets and other aircraft to Saudi Arabia. And in October, Defense Secretary Mark Esper visited Prince Sultan Air Base to see one of the batteries and talk about efforts to get other allies to contribute to the defense of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region to counter threats from Iran.
But the kingdom is still trying to recover from the killing last year of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Saudi intelligence officials and a forensic doctor killed and dismembered Khashoggi on Oct. 2, 2018, just as his fiancée waited outside the diplomatic mission.
Khashoggi, long a royal court insider, had been in self-imposed exile in the U.S. while writing critically of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of the oil-rich nation’s King Salman.
Anyone Believe This?
Pelosi says she does not hate Trump and does not hate anyone. Is there anyone who really believes this?
Just what was in the Cool aid that you conservatives drank?
In listening to the conservative congressman questioning who the constitutional scholars voted for, the questions that crosse my mind: are there no conservative's out there who can separate their ideology from the common good of the country? Is there not a single conservative out there who can put their ideology aside and look at the president and the accusations against him objectively?
Why does this always come down to ideology with you people? That was your principle argument under Mueller. There has been no bigger crook to hold the office of president than Trump and you people want to know who people voted for as if that should make any difference? As I hear that and I can't believe the disconnect. Why do you think attacking the messenger is more important than attacking the message? Get real!
The constitution and the rule of law are supreme to anything that either of us believes. Trump was blatant in his attempt to bribe a foreign power into starting a bogus investigation solely so he could throw mud at Joe Biden. In fact, he didn't even care if an actual investigation was started just so the appearance was there so he could smear Biden. This begs the question, just what would Trump have to do before you people will stand up for the constitution and the rule of law instead of your ideology and your president?
Just what was in the cool-aid that you people drank? So far, all you Republicans have done is attack the messenger but have done nothing to attack the message. I know you lack the intelligence to see that you are using a logical fallacy to attack the question of what Trump has done. And I know you think fallacies are a proper form of argument, but they aren't. So if all you have are fallacies what do you intend to defend Trump with--or does your hold on the Senate make the question of defense irrelevant?
In Case You Missed It
266,000 jobs were added in November far exceeding expectations. Unemployment is at a 50 year low. income is up over the past year. Let the liberal negative spin begin.
A Question for All concerned Americans.
Can you name the high crimes and misdemeanors that President Trump has committed?
Thoughts - Sperm and Racism
China's Single Women Seek Sperm Donors Overseas
BEIJING - Looking at page after page of childhood photos, Xiaogunzhu was drawn to an image of a French-Irish boy with smiling dark blue eyes.
But she was not admiring her lover's family album, she was browsing a catalogue of potential sperm donors - the 39-year-old is one of an increasing number of affluent single women in China that are seeking a child, but not a husband.
Unmarried women in China are largely barred from accessing sperm banks and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, forcing them to seek options abroad.
Her choice made - donor #14471 on the website of a Californian sperm bank - Xiaogunzhu flew to the United States to begin the first rounds of treatment.
"There are many women who won't get married, so they might not fulfil this fundamental biological mission," Xiaogunzhu told AFP, using the name she blogs under to avoid any negative attention.
"But I felt another path had opened up," she added.
Her baby, now nine months old, is called Oscar after a character in a comic about the French revolution - a nod to the donor's French ancestry.
The marriage rate in China has been in decline over the last five years. Last year, only 7.2 out of 1,000 people got married, according to official statistics.
Educated professional women face "discrimination" when seeking spouses, explained sociologist Sandy To, as their male partners have "difficulty accepting their higher educational or economic accomplishments".
But many feel that struggling to find or simply not wanting a partner should not preclude them from mothe
Xiaogunzhu believes a father isn't necessary - her own was controlling and often angry, dimming her view of the traditional family set-up.
"Why does everyone think that children will ask: 'Why don't I have a father?'" she said.
Analysts predict that the total market in China for fertility services will reach US$1.5 billion (S$2 billion) in 2022 - more than double its 2016 value.
But demand for services overseas for Chinese nationals is also booming.
Danish sperm and egg bank Cryos International has created a Chinese website and added Chinese-speaking staff. American and European sperm banks told AFP that they have increasing numbers of Chinese clients.
But the journey is neither cheap nor easy.
China's national health department stipulates that the purpose of sperm banks is for "treating infertility and preventing genetic diseases".
In practice, that prohibits non-married women from using them.
"We want to help these single women, but unfortunately, we truly are politically restricted," said Liu Jiaen, the director of a fertility hospital in Beijing.
Liu said the limitation is "a pity".
Conceiving a child through a foreign sperm bank starts from 200,000 yuan (S$38,600).
Women must make several trips abroad for the medical procedures, as Chinese law bans importing human sperm.
Women also face discrimination; in Chinese culture, marriage is still considered essential to having a child.
"If sperm banks and related technology like egg-freezing are accessible to single women, it's a way to safeguard your own reproduction ability," said Ms Alan Zhang, a 28-year-old reproductive rights activist in Beijing.
She has written more than 60 letters to delegates of China's parliamentary body asking them to overturn the restriction as part of her work with Diversity Family, the NGO she co-founded to advocate for non-traditional family structures.
"The state does not do this, so the people can only find their own way," she said.
In China, sperm donors must remain anonymous.
But international sperm banks offer women details like hair colour, childhood photos and ethnic background.
"If you choose to use a sperm donor, sperm is essentially a commodity," said Carrie, a 35-year-old single mother living in south-west China who also requested anonymity.
She said that international sperm banks are more sophisticated than Chinese ones, and "able to meet consumer demand".
Mr Peter Reeslev, CEO of Cryos International, told AFP that given the extra choices, "Chinese women tend to choose Caucasian donors".
He said one possible reason is that sperm banks outside of China have fewer Chinese donors - Cryos has only nine donors out of 900 who identify as Chinese.
US sperm bank California Cryobank has 70 available donors out of 500 who self-identify as Chinese.
But experts say regardless of the availability of Chinese or Chinese-American donors, women are still choosing to have mixed-race children.
"Basically, the selected sperm donors are mostly white," said Xi Hao, a clinical coordinator in Beijing who helps Chinese customers access a fertility clinic in California.
Ms Zhan Yingying, a co-founder of the Diversity Family organisation, said it was rare for her to come across a mother who chose a sperm donor of Chinese ethnicity.
Traits such as double eyelids and pale skin are often valued according to Chinese beauty standards.
"Before choosing the sperm donor, I had not considered a particular race," insisted Carrie, but after seeing the catalogue, she realised she had a preference for foreign physical traits - and now has two half-Danish children.
For baby Oscar, Xiaogunzhu said personality was the major factor in her decision as the donor was listed as "full of joy".
But on her Weibo blog, photos of Oscar with the hashtag #mixed-race baby draw admiration.
"I personally don't care about the colour of the skin," she said.
"I only care that the eyes are big and the features are good."
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The Real Reason Democrats Want Secret Ballot On Impeachment
They will tell you that they want a secret ballot on impeachment and in the Senate trial because it will let Republicans vote with them without fear of backlash from voters. Do not believe it. They want a secret ballot to protect Democrats in red states from voter backlash if they vote for impeachment or conviction. Democrats can never win by being honest with the american people. They always have to practice deceit.
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