It's not easy finding an issue on which I can align with Candidate Trump's stated positions on anything.  Sometimes it's difficult because his flip-flopping on a particular issue makes it clear he doesn't really have a position on an issue but instead has a convenient talking point of the moment that can be mistaken as a position when in fact his utterances may amount to no more than a smoke screen disguising to some, revealing to others, his profound ignorance in understanding the particular issue.

Where Candidate Trump is to Russia's President Vladimir Putin a u.s. version of a Boris Yeltsin, it seems scarily real that Candidate Clinton seems headed to prove to be the exact opposite u.s. version of a Михаил Сергеевич Горбачёв or ედუარდ ამბროსის ძე შევარდნაძე. 

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Comment by Zanelle on September 9, 2016 at 1:46pm

Not sure what you are getting at....Clinton seems adversarial to Putin.  He doesnt like her.  Too bad.  

Comment by moki ikom on September 9, 2016 at 2:16pm

Yes, true about Clinton to Putin.  Clinton is clearly on the side of putschUSt$, at least when the coup is successful like in Ukraine; but, when putschUSt$ fail, like recently in Turkey, not so clear is it that fascUSt$ are directly driving the war wagon.

Comment by older/exasperated on September 17, 2016 at 4:25pm

You are quite misinformed about Putin as many in the US are. I never could figure out your cryptic use of the US$ with half words in front they make no sense or any point other than you believe we have a fascist government and we were somehow involved in the Turkish coup attempt. I will tell you Putin would love nothing more than Trump to be elected he has Trumps puppet strings and then your fascist$ might come into play. Hillary Clinton on the other hand scares Putin she is not President Obama and she will come down hard on him and Russia. Trump knows nothing about how the world or our military works nor how to deal with sovereign nations or our allies in NATO he will make the world more unsafe and quite possibly destroy it if he gets the nuclear codes. He has no platform because once he is elected there will be nothing to stop him and it will be too late. Best bet show up and vote against Trump don't let him lie his way to the Presidency.........o/e

Comment by moki ikom on September 20, 2016 at 1:08am

‘ You are quite misinformed about Putin as many in the US are. ‘

o/e, i’d suggest one’s  standard of crypticness is unique to oneself and that to the extent one feels oneself  sharing a sense of understanding and trust with another is itself a delusional comfort insanity held in common affords.  Whereas  you write ‘the US’ , i  write US very intentionally to distinguish US from the U.S. , I never would write “the US” nor abbreviate the United States of America, the land mass -minus hi and ak- that comprises mesonorthamerica to be anything other than “the U.S.”, never ‘the US’.   US -as I attempt to consistently employ the term- is as i use it predominantly descriptive of the oligarchic plutocracy into which was born my sense of “us”: my great-great-grandfathers, grandfathers, father, me , my siblings, children and grandchildren borne onto this genocidally acquired american real estate that is inherently owned only by US.  It’s a rare middle-class American that lives in a home not owned by a corporatUSt$  institution.

Comment by moki ikom on September 20, 2016 at 3:40am


' …use of the US$ with half words in front they make no sense….’

o/e, also i don’t write US and the dollar sign together like that, but of course i get what you are getting at, though i don’t believe your claim that 'use of such words make no sense' to you.  They make some sense but clearly not clearly enough.  The way i use US with and without a dollar sign in the same word is to me a science,  an evolving one; i try to be precise and consistent.  

In a Venn diagram, US is to a high degree that shared space common to U.S. (and allies) circles of chauvinist, apartheidic, capitalist, corporatist, zionist, elitist values and persuasions.  

‘….make no sense or any point other than you believe we have a fascist government and we were somehow involved in the Turkish coup attempt.’

If militant corporatism is not fascism, then homicide is not murder. Of course we have a fascist government, all the moreso when  Republicans have anything to do with it.

Yes o/e, the recent coup attempt in Turkey had an undeniably put$chUSt smell about it:

Comment by Julie Johnson on September 20, 2016 at 6:37am

We are living in interesting times, for sure.  Thank you for the links. 

Comment by moki ikom on September 20, 2016 at 7:14pm


I am as sure you will agree that virtually all of us should find 'interesting' to be a reality that is more seductively powerful en route to Heaven on our only planet in the universe instead of trapped in terrorUSt$' wheel-rut lines -ala pompe`i`i - to Hades in an unholied river (or just pipeline) of Zionism, the bloodied river of #isRealHell_Palestine,  as I am sure we each wish it were otherwise. 

Comment by moki ikom on September 20, 2016 at 8:04pm

More than seventy years worth of #isRealHell_Palestine is just beginning to prove to be 21st century Christian Era’s most recent four and five and more centuries’ worth of equally, robustly devastating to inherent goodness manifesting in Humanity corporatist exploitations : isRealHell_Americas and #isRealHell_Africa.

Our mercilessly cabalUSt$,  ecologically unsustainable exploitation of Earth has accelerated exponentially toward catastrophically diminishing diversity of and in Life, diversity more divorced from randomness birthed in oceans and landscapes sown with radioactive isotopes of 10k and more half-lives, than attributable to our societies’ radio nucleotide production.

Comment by moki ikom on September 24, 2016 at 3:21pm

-- You are quite misinformed about Putin as many in the US are. --

o/e, when it comes to "many in the United States are misinformed", i have to laugh every time i read it. as i'm thinking first off that there's any credence to the notion that each of may be on two different islands, time zones and cultures apart and my believing misinformation (that is,  "my being misinformed") is a fault, a character one or what? perhaps when, compared to yourself concerning Russia, Russian language, ColdWar1 experience my intelligence quotient is deficient, my education wasted, my years far shy yours of experience/citizenship/service to society smothering under our corporatist blanket of ideologically oppressive --not to mention fundamentally false, unsustainably predatory on Humanity specifically, and, Life generally-- misinformation, disinformation, exasperated $ manipulation and crimes of genocide (ala u.s. aggressions on Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Colombia, and the pathetic list is unfortunately seemingly endless) and ecocide.

o/e, one interesting thing (i can't call it a discussion, though revealing for sure) evolved here after your initial comment when was posted subsequent comments by seemingly like-minded long-standing os member.  'Like-minded' to you in the sense that the commenter used your '...half-words ... no sense...' pejorative claim against me to be a springboard into this comment stream with foul intent and foul words towards disparagement for disparagement's sake,, an exercise of habit for some amongst us; but, fortunately loraine seems to see to it that when we ask someone to not comment on our blog line, they do recognize the request.

I suspect o/e that we are of similar years old and likely similarly exasperated.  in the nineteen sixties, i finished high and most of undergraduate chemistry and other studies.  To be a science major required two years of either german or russian.  I chose Russian. Our prof was an east german lady who shared a lot about the region's history, ideologies and cultures.  Since those undergrad years my being intrigued by that portion of Humanity on the planet has not waned.  

Comment by older/exasperated on September 25, 2016 at 3:05am

I have to say Moki you could of just called me an asshole but I do believe your comments expressed exactly what I was thinking when I commented you gave an explanation without the cryptic dollar sign crap. You informed the readers with fact not confusion. Yes I am nearing 70 and I type like I talk and my HS Senior trip was to Vietnam and then after 10 years USAF I went to work for the U.S. Government (USGOV) in the defense and intelligence sectors for 30 years. I wasn't referring to you being misinformed I was giving a blanket assumption that most people are ill-informed when it comes to world politics or in general how the world really works and in your comments you clarified your post. Putin is the king of dissemination of misinformation and confusion, that is how he stays in power and how he manipulates the world his intentions are never clear to the world in general but his actions speak volumes to those who know how to play chess across the Middle East and Southern Asia. Something to think about Putin right now, he wants access to the Red Sea from Syria and the thing he has been trying to do is pull Israel into the Syrian conflict then all bets are off what comes next, mind the chess board and watch the pieces fall the Red Queen is off her head. Oh and I have no idea how the nerds mind works it can be irritating most of the time, kind of like one of those old people who go to McDonald's every morning 365 days a year for coffee and useless conversation I guess Our Salon is cheaper and you don't have to dress for it. As for me I'm sitting on my yacht smoking a joint and having coffee, life is good. Have a better day............o/e


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