Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Speed it up, Mrs. Clinton. You have an election to win for 132 very wealthy people.

Hillary Clinton's health is now front and center in the news. First came pictures of her receiving physical support while going up stairs and even just standing behind a podium while giving a speech. Then came video of her coughing fits. But the last clue came in the form of a video depicting Hillary as she was leaving a 9/11 memorial ceremony. In that event, Hillary was stepping off of a curb and into a van. As she approached the van, her knees buckled and she could not get back up without assistance.

Her collapse after the 9/11 memorial event is just one of the most visible signs of her deteriorating health and we've been getting hints for a long time. Here's another one. During the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email account on a private domain on a private server hosted in the basement of her own home, investigators noted:

“Clinton did not recall receiving any emails she thought should not be on an unclassified system.”

Seriously? Those are the words of the FBI after interviewing the former Secretary of State, one of the most powerful women in the world. Either she's talking more like she's been coached by a lawyer or she really can't recall how she directed her staff to send classified information to her through an unsecured channel. Global Research did a very interesting analysis of the FBI's investigation and came to the conclusion that the FBI is feigning incompetence.

So let's give Hillary the benefit of the doubt. If she truly can't recall what she was doing, then it's possible that she is suffering from the lingering effects of a fall she sustained in 2012. Wikileaks has released an email proving that Hillary Clinton has suffered from a Right Transverse Sinus Thrombosis, the medical term for a blood clot near the brain. Hillary Clinton also suffered another such clot in 1998, and there is reason to believe that these are not the only incidents of blood clots in her life.

What are the symptoms and consequences of a right transverse sinus thrombosis? Here are the top symptoms from Johns Hopkins Medicine:
  • Impaired speech
  • Difficulty moving parts of the body
  • Problems with vision
  • Headache
  • Increased fluid pressure inside the skull
  • Pressure on nerves
  • Brain injury
  • Developmental delay
  • Death
This condition might go a long way to explain Hillary Clinton's inability to recall specific facts and events concerning her email server. This condition may also explain why she couldn't figure out what the "(c)" on the emails meant. Perhaps some latent form of dementia could explain her explosive anger as First Lady. Check out the accounts of her legendary rage here. After reading a few of those accounts myself, I'd say that Trump has nothing on Lady Krakatoa. How does she lose the inhibition to the point where she feels free to chew out cabinet members as First Lady? God only knows what she will do as president.

As I watched this story unfold between the health issues and the email scandal, I could not help but recall Ronald Reagan and his testimony on the Iran-Contra scandal. His testimony revealed "startling gaps" in his memory of his time as president. In one deposition, Reagan used phrases like "I don't know", and "I can't recall", 88 times. Almost a decade later, we learned that Reagan was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

An article published in the New York Times last year, Parsing Ronald Reagan’s Words for Early Signs of Alzheimer’s, suggests that Ronald Reagan may have seen the onset of Alzheimer's disease early in his presidency. Whether someone else knew about his health condition or it was a happy coincidence for someone like former Secretary of the Treasury Don Regan is not yet known. But we do know that Don Regan actually told Ronald Reagan to "speed it up" during a speech at the New York Stock Exchange.

I've done some research for key phrases in that speech and near as I can tell, Ronald Reagan gave that speech on March 28th, 1985. That date would be early in his second term as president. If that analysis of Reagan's speech patterns cited by the New York Times is any indication, people close to Reagan during his time as president were aware that his mental capacity was diminishing due to dementia.

Will we have to wait that long to discover the same thing with Hillary Clinton? Consider also that after she collapsed at the 9/11 memorial, she did not go to an emergency room. Instead she went to her daughter's apartment and was treated there by her own private medical team. While I can respect her desire for privacy, this kind of behavior seems a bit extreme.

After reviewing the evidence that I've found so far, I'm left with an either/or proposition. If Hillary Clinton truly can't remember important facts about her use of a private email server/account/domain, it seems fair to wonder what else she can't remember. It would also be a fair question to ask, if she has a problem with her memory, would that make her vulnerable to outside influences? Enforcing logic on a series of decisions made as president would require a reliable memory. The narrative we're getting from the press is that gaps in her memory are nothing to be concerned about.

That narrative might be plausible except for one thing. One of her IT guys, Bryan Pagliano, invoked the 5th Amendment more than 125 times during a deposition for a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Keep in mind that there are no criminal penalties for violation of the FOIA, only the Privacy Act.

So I don't know what their story is, but I can make a few educated guesses. Is Clinton losing her mind? If so, shouldn't we know about it? If not, shouldn't she go to jail? Either way, she's probably not qualified to be president just on the basis of very poor judgement alone. Either way, she's easy to compromise through blackmail or direct influence. Take your pick.

Hillary Clinton is losing steam in her campaign and we know this because she lost a lead of better than 11 points in polling averages over Donald Trump since March of this year. She now has a bit more than a 1% polling lead in the Real Clear Politics polling average. I doubt very much she will recover her lead unless Trump does something else to set his campaign on fire. Alas, relative to Hillary's campaign, his campaign seems to be fire retardant, but we can't fault him for trying. Hillary Clinton is on track to losing an election to someone who is quite possibly the worst GOP candidate ever set upon the United States. That might not be so bad if he were not a former entertainer.

Sidenote: I do not support Trump or Clinton. I'm voting for Jill Stein, so don't go throwing false equivalents at me, either. A vote for Jill Stein is just a vote for Jill Stein, nothing more. If you want to say that a vote for Jill Stein is a vote for Trump, that's your business, not mine.

I think that Reagan was such a great puppet for the elites that they want to do it again. Ruling a nation by proxy seems to be all the rage these days. How do we know this is happening? According to professor and activist Larry Lessig (video), in 2012, just 132 very wealthy people provided 60% of all of the superPAC funding. That's about $1.38 billion those same people were able to toss into the race. They are the relevant funders. They are the people who see Reagan 2.0 in Hillary Clinton.
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