A Week That Passed Us By . . .

A sand storm approaching in Australia

Can you imagine this thing coming at you? I can’t either but apparently they happen with some frequency ‘down under’


3 Reasons Why Donald Trump Is Not A Good Fit For The White House:

It is always easy to bash someone especially when they can’t bash you back so I made up my mind that, although it may be warranted, I would not take pot shots at DT. But–I will present three good reasons to suggest DT would be a poor choice for the office. There is no malice in my reasoning but there is a great deal of concern.

1. DT seems to have a problem with accepting that other people have a right to speak their minds especially when it comes to foreign powers who really don’t have much faith or confidence in DT and his sense of fair play. It also seems that many of the leaders heading up power nations on the globe don’t see any promise in his skills at negotiating anything let alone nuclear agreements and reductions in world wide threats and power plays. His tactics seem to be to belittle opposition and ridicule their thoughts, needs and what they consider to be important to their constituents. There is a difference in being strong as a leader and stubborn. DT is, unfortunately the latter.

2. Mr. Trump seems to have great difficulty in articulating his thoughts clearly and as a result spends a great deal of time clarifying or back peddling on what he meant to say or the fact that others have misquoted him or misunderstood him. These are not the qualities of a leader who is supposed to be decisive and taken seriously by other world leaders. How can anyone take what he says as truthful or honourable regarding any discussion if they can’t trust anything that comes out of his mouth. It always seems that his shortcomings are the fault of someone else which brings me to #3.

3. I truly and honestly believe that DT is mentally ill. I don’t mean that as a slight but rather as an observation. He never takes responsibility for what he says and more often than not just as surprised as many others by WHAT comes out of his mouth. It’s like he conjures up a thought and throws it out there before he has had a chance to assess the ramifications or the possible meaning of what he utters. Then when he is called on it he begins to back peddle or blame someone else for ‘them’ getting it wrong or not understanding what he says. He really does believe that he is the only one smart enough to fix all the problems that face the United States. Can anyone risk the thought that he knows more about ‘the generals’ than those generals who fought in the global wars for decades? He really believes that he is justified for his stance on key issues like taxes not being paid. It seems OK for him because he is smart enough not to pay them and yet others are tax dodgers and criminals for not paying taxes. He finds it difficult to accept that he needs to be bound by the same rules as every one else–he doesn’t accept that that is or should be the case. To listen to him one could believe that he sees himself as outside the rules that other need to heed. He isn’t affected by what he says about others or what he accuses others of doing and yet cannot or will not support his claims. Again a case could be made for him being a pathological liar. Things that he has said or done have been blatantly hurtful to or of others with little or no remorse or concern. To some this behaviour would smack of a narcissistic personality disorder or a bi-polar disorder. Some could make a case for exhibiting some of the DSM characteristics of a sociopath.

In any event the Americans who are voting really need to look at where they are casting their ‘X’ this election and do so asking the question(s)-is this REALLY who we want representing us??

Truth Talkin’ Thursdays: 

I have included the last two T T Thursday episodes that were unavailable at the time Jane and I did them. We believe that we have that part of the technology figured now so that each week they will be available either on Janes web site at: janeterdik.com or my site at: jimcloughley.com

(biker gangs take over highways–episode 2)

(spirituality vs religion are they the same thing?–episode 3)

Forward Thinking Program:

The ‘Forward Thinking Program’ (FTP) presents, or will present, a new paradigm concerning the need to create ways of keeping an interest in education for our children. Too many of our youth are dropping out of school at record rates and will not be adequately prepared to compete for rewarding 21st century careers.

We think we have answers to these problems but it means overhauling the whole educational system in the process. We are excited to be working on solutions that will re-ignite interest and attendance in our educational system.

There is far too much attached to this topic for me to go into here but I will provide periodic updates on what my colleagues and I are doing and more about our ‘forward thinking program’.

Anyways, that’s how I see it. All the best, Jim

Comments or questions can reach me at: jim.lifechoice@gmail.com or my web page at: jimcloughley.com

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