Thursday, August 31, 2017

Will special counsel Mueller examine the DNC server, source of the great Russiagate caper?

Will special counsel Mueller examine the DNC server, source of the great Russiagate caper? -- George Parry


“First, VIPS has concluded that the DNC data were not hacked by the Russians or anyone else accessing the server over the internet. Instead, they were downloaded by means of a thumb drive or similar portable storage device physically attached to the DNC server.”

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange has stated that the Russian government was not the source of the DNC leaks. Why has the DNC has denied law enforcement access to its server? Since this leak has been the basis of Trump-Russia-collusion conspiracy theory will this be investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller? If not, why not?

Sunday, August 27, 2017

America’s Dental Crisis is happening. Here is the Solution.

America’s Dental Crisis is happening. Here is the Solution.
Real Clear Politics -- Jennifer Minjaris

“There are 5,493 dental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) nationwide, in which there are more than 5000 patients per dentist. While lawmakers and dental professionals explore ways to expand access to care, some states are looking to the past for solutions.” “Minnesota, Maine, and Vermont are licensing mid-level dental practitioners, called dental therapists, to address their care shortages.”

Racist Scare; A New McCarthyism

Racist Scare; A New McCarthyism
Real Clear Politics -- Steve Cortes

“Today’s group hysteria comes from the left, as a fanatic political mob sees racists behind every door. Their paranoia is not harmless, as they use the racist bogeyman to intimidate political adversaries – and sometimes erstwhile friends – while seeking to silence political dialogue. As with the Red Scare, there’s some reason for vigilance regarding actual racists, as Charlottesville reminded us. But as with the hunt for Communists under every bed, the scare tactics far outweigh the actual problem.”

It is likely that the whole Resist Trump movement, which is over the top, will eventually be seen in retrospect to have many of the same elements of McCarthyism. There is usually reason for pause when the end is used to justify the means. This of course can apply to a narrow nationalism as well. The causality is civil discourse. The underlying context for this has been that for 40 years our universities, government, and the media have conveyed our primary value to be freedom or liberty rather than equality and emphasized diversity without first noting what we share in common as humans.

James H. Rutherford, M.D.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Who Disrupted and Interfered?

When Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State she took actions to discredit the election of Vladimir Putin. We now know that the Russians at least attempted to discredit our presidential election and what most presumed would be the presidency of Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton, however, now attributes the disruption and interference in the presidential election, and also possibly her loss of that election, primarily to the actions of James Comey. President Trump knows that James Comey did not refute the false and leaked allegation that he was under investigation by the FBI, thus feeding an anti-Trump media frenzy. James Comey then created his own leak with the purpose of compelling the appointment of a special counsel. Jim Comey’s discretionary actions always placed himself at the center of the narrative. He now has a contract to write a book for an estimated two million dollars. As it turned out, there was a profound disruption and interference first in the presidential election and then subsequently in the presidency of Donald Trump, not primarily by the Russians, but by the chosen actions of James Comey, and now the media.

James H. Rutherford, M.D.