School Shootings – The Best And Final Answer

I was not in the least surprised when I learned of the Florida School Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018.  I was deeply saddened that 17 individuals were murdered in this shooting. Then I began to wonder why I had not heard about more school violence since I had predicted that there would be more school violence since the tragic school shooting in West Paducah, Kentucky in 1997. ( Readers are strongly encouraged to read articles referenced at the end of this article that are on this website. )

After a short research of the Web, I found that the shootings in Broward County were the 18th. school shooting of the year of 2018- a year that not more than two months old ! That comes to 3 school shootings each week.

The following is how I as a law abiding citizen assess blame for this terrible incident.

I assign 50% of the blame to Nikolas Cruz, the shooter.  Cruz is responsible for his actions, but any and all members of his closely related family are also to blame for not helping their relative obtain mental health counselling that he desperately needed.

I assign the other 50% of the blame to a corrupt, incompetent, and totally mindless educational bureaucracy.  If the incompetent educational bureaucracy had a scintilla of common sense, the worthless individuals known as guidance counsellors would have easily seen Cruz’s severe mental illness and complied with their job descriptions and directed his family to a mental health facility.

The answer to almost all  of the school violence is SCHOOL CHOICE. Betsy DeVos is the U.S. Secretary of Education and she is 100% in support of school choice.  Also, President Trump is 100% in support of school choice.  School Choice simply allows parents to decide which school in their area their son or daughter will attend.

Under school choice, parents may opt to keep their child in a public school system which is characterized by: 1) fraud, 2) waste, 3) abuse, 4) mismanagement, 5) Nepotism, 6) racism, and 7) a generalized level of incompetency that borders on a psychotic level of management.  Or parents may opt to send their child to a privately managed school that is independent of the public school system.

At the end of this article please look for recommended articles from this website. The title of the article is listed. It is followed by a publication date.  The date is followed by a keyword that if typed into the search box at the top of the home page will take you directly to the article listed. Just click go after typing in the keyword.

R. Van Conoley

Editor’s Note: ( The following articles are recommended for their relationship to this article. )  1) Ohio School Shootings of February, 2012. Published on 2/29/2012. Key word is: T.J. Lane/suspected shooter.   2) ” Part 1 – Murder in America.” 1/14/2011. Keyword= Michael Carneal. 3) ” No Justice In the Juvenile System.” 10/7/2013. 4) ” Public School Administrators and School Boards.” 10/18/2010 –Please note that this article is known as a satire.  Individuals unfamiliar with Jonathan Swift may skip this excellent article. 5) ” A Slap On The Wrist.” 4/24/2013. Keyword= Diana Wasserman-Rubin.  6) ” Volusia Challenges Broward County.” 10/28/2012. Keyword= Public incompetence.  7) ” Sarasota School District…” 9/3/2013. 8) Columbine, Juvenile Crime…” 4/20/2011. Keyword=Dylan Klebold.

Editor’s Note 2: The lower income citizens, especially Black Americans,strongly favor school choice because they see that the public school system is failing.  President Trump has helped all Americans by reducing unemployment, especially Black Americans. Yet the media has avoided reporting President Trump’s popularity increases with Black Americans.  Will Trump gain more support from Black Americans if he helps institute school choice?

Editor’s Note 3- Since I strongly favor and believe in separation of religion from all forms of government, I used to oppose school choice for religiously based schools.  I have changed my mind after observing the increasing incompetency of public education. Today I support religious based schools as an acceptable choice for parents.

 

 

 

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Trey Gowdy

Individuals who read this website know that I ridicule many republicans and many democrats in Congress.  Recently, I had the opportunity to listen to U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy on TV and I was extremely impressed with his honesty, integrity, common sense, and his clear and thoughtful manner of speech.

Representative Gowdy, 53, was elected in 2010, and in my view, served with distinction.  Sadly Mr. Gowdy has decided not to seek reelection in November, 2018, even though he remains a very highly respected individual from his district in South Carolina.  Congress is losing a good and decent man.  He plans to return to the Justice System.

R. Van Conoley

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James Comey – A Sex Change Operation !

George Santayana stated: ” Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ”

Richard Nixon was President from 1969 until 1974.  While Nixon was President, the Watergate scandal happened.  Archibald Cox was appointed special prosecutor to investigate and find the truth.

On October 20, 1973, President Nixon ordered his Attorney General, Elliot Richardson, to fire special prosecutor Cox. Richardson refused to comply and resigned.

Then Nixon ordered the Deputy Attorney General, to fire Cox.  The Deputy AG was William Ruckelshaus who became acting AG upon Richardson’s resignation.  He also refused to fire Cox and resigned. .

Finally Nixon ordered the Solicitor General who was now acting AG to fire Cox.  Acting AG Robert Bork followed the directive and fired special prosecutor Cox.  These incidents all happened on October 20, 1973, and they came to be known as the ” Saturday Night Massacre. ”

Unfortunately for President Nixon, Leon Jaworski became the second special prosecutor in the case and continued the work of Mr. Cox and his efforts eventually led to President Nixon’s resignation.  In total, forty individuals were indicted or convicted.

Barack Obama appointed James Comey to the position of FBI Director.  It became Comey’s task to investigate a large number of criminal violations against the Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Loretta Lynch was appointed by Obama to serve as Attorney General in 2015.  As AG, Ms. Lynch had some legal controlling authority over James Comey.  Attorney General Lynch told Comey to call his criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton a “matter.” At this point, if James Comey had any integrity, honesty, and respect for the U.S. Constitution, he would have told Lynch that he and he alone would conduct the investigation of Hillary Clinton and present her with the facts for her consideration.  Unfortunately Comey was a coward and lacked the integrity of Richardson and  Ruckelshaus.

James Comey, the traitor to America and the U.S. Constitution, became Lynch’s Lap Dog.  AG Lynch quickly neutered her Lap Dog and Comey became a partner in what appears to be a serious criminal cover up of the allegedly serious crimes committed by Hilary Clinton against the American People and the U.S. Constitution.

Comey was so deeply involved in his nefarious misuse of power that he allowed Andrew McCabe to remain as Deputy Director of the FBI despite McCabe’s connections to Clinton connected money flowing to the wife of Andrew McCabe.

The actions of James Comey and Andrew McCabe have severely tarnished the reputation of the FBI.  The apparently criminal actions of Comey and McCabe demonstrate that the very highest levels of Federal Law Enforcement are corrupt. The reputations of the mid level FBI agents remain intact and all law abiding Americans can be assured that 100% of the mid level FBI agents want a special prosecutor to investigate, and if necessary indict, all FBI agents involved in criminal activities.

The nightmarish picture of Comey’s and McCabe’s actions are just one part of the many alleged criminal allegations surrounding Hillary and Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

Since AG Lynch has succeeded in neutering James Comey, I suggest that Comey should have a complete sex change operation like the notorious traitor Bradley Manning who became Chelsea Manning.

R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: During the Watergate Hearings, members of the Republican Party did not attempt in any way to cover up the illegal and criminal actions of the corrupt Richard Nixon. Yet today, members of the Democratic Party appear willing to violate any law, slander anyone, and break any and all ethical rules of our Republic to cover up any and all illegal actions of the Democratic National Committee and other members of the Democratic Party who may have seriously violated our laws and our Constitution.  Sadly, a  large portion of the U.S. media appears willing and able to abet criminal actions as long as their actions support the interests of the Democratic Party, Democratic candidates, and the Democratic National Committee.  Our great Republic can not stand if America does not have fair and accurate reporting of the news.  Our great Republic can not stand if the highest levels of Federal Law enforcement are willing to commit serious crimes in support of a political cause. Our great Republic is not being destroyed by outside forces, but by corrupt federal bureaucrats and by corrupt federal elected officials who promote their Machiavellian political interests above our laws and our Constitution. )

 

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Prediction For The U.S. Stock Market 2018

There are many people who attempt to predict the direction of the U.S. Stock Market.  One of the strangest is that of Leonard Koppett, who in 1978, developed a theory involving the Super Bowl.  Koppett stated that a win by an AFC team would predict a Bear Market for the year. ( Bear Markets go down. ) Conversely, a win by an NFC team would predict a Bull Market for the year.  Bull Markets go up.

On February 4, 2018, the NFC team, the Philadelphia Eagles, defeated the AFC team, the New England Patriots.  The final score was 41-33. It was a win for the Eagles and a prediction for a Bull Market for 2018.  Now, if you find this rather silly as I do, you should keep in mind that this strange predictor has a predictive accuracy greater than 80% !

So, if Koppett is right once again, the U.S. Stock indexes will be higher on the last trading day in December, 2018,  than they were on the first trading day in January, 2018.  Now the question is how much higher the markets will be in December than in January?

My devoted research assistant, Dr. Jonathan Swift, has expanded the Koppett Theory.  Dr. Swift stated that a total of 74 points were scored in the Super Bowl. Since the Eagles scored 41 points, they scored 55% of the points.  The Patriots scored 33 points and got 45% of the points.  By subtracting 45% from 55%, Dr. Swift obtained 10%.  Therefore Dr. Swift has concluded that the U.S. Stock Markets will close 10% higher in 2018.

R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: While I devoutly believe that 2018 will be a good year for stocks, I strongly encourage my loyal readers not to bet your last Bit coin on this perspicacious prediction. )

( Editor’s Note 2: I strongly suggest that all readers read or reread the recently posted article on Cryptocurriencies and Bit Coin. )

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Bitcoin: The Greatest Scam In The Universe

I will explain why Bitcoin is the greatest scam in the universe. But first, it is a very good idea to remind our readers that whenever the federal government blunders, working-middle income tax payers are forced to “fix” 95% of the problem with their tax dollars.

After The Great Depression of 1929, the second greatest depression was the 2008 Depression.  Bankruptcy is a key feature of Capitalism.  Also, the U.S. Government has very fair and just bankruptcy laws.  These laws place the responsibility of financial mismanagement on the individuals or small corporations involved.  However, in the 2008 Depression, the dimwitted President George W. Bush decided that corrupt and incompetent bankers who were largely responsible for the financial crisis were too big to fail and used taxpayer money to bail them out.  Shortly after Bush left office in 2009, the corrupt and deceptive President Obama decided that Bush had it right and continued to use taxpayer money to save and reward corrupt and greedy bankers.

Under President George W. Bush, the U.S. Government was employing ” hidden bailouts ” from the Fed to help the corrupt and incompetent bankers. By September, 2008, even the dimwitted George W. Bush ( Bush 43 ) realized that the hidden bailouts from the Fed could not accomplish the task.  So Bush directed his Secretary of the Treasury, Hank Paulson, to help out the biggest U.S. Banks and save the BIG banks from bankruptcy.  So Hank Paulson went to Congress with the greatest scam in U.S. history known as TARP. TARP, which stands for Troubled Asset Relief Program, was a way to take taxpayer money and essentially give it to the biggest and most corrupt banks in the U.S. to save the stockholders of these banks who would lose vast sums of money if the big banks declared bankruptcy.  Fortunately many of the democrat crooks and many of the republican crooks in the U.S. House realized the TARP bill was a scam and on September 29, 2008, voted in the House to defeat TARP.

So in order to keep the largest U.S. Banks from suffering massive financial loses, President Bush engineered the greatest scam in history.  Bush invited a number of democrat crooks and republican crooks who voted against TARP to stop by his office.  Once the congressional crooks understood that their individual congressional districts would receive generous amounts of financial funding, everybody was ready for a second vote on TARP.  On October 23, 2008, 32 democrat crooks and 26 republican crooks who voted NO on the original TARP bill switched sides and voted YES and TARP became law.

Naturally, corrupt bankers were delighted with the program to buy their bad assets, often at inflated prices, with taxpayer money.  After Obama was sworn in as President, he quickly realized that in four years he would need contributions to seek a second term and decided that big banks were not only too big to fail, but also too big to be financially restructured.

So the Bush-Obama scam known as TARP cost U.S. taxpayers $ 700 Billion.  The TARP scam encouraged other scams. While the other scams were too numerous to mention, the money injected by the government into an incompetent banking system was used in part to reward corrupt bankers at the top for their financial incompetence.

Now in 2018, a new and even bigger scam is developing.  Bitcoin is called a cryptocurrency. It is labeled as the first ” decentralized” digital currency and has no central bank and no accountability.  The scam artists claim that Bitcoin,  and other cryptocurrencies, operate through peer-to-peer transactions that are supposedly verified through network nodes.  All transactiona are supposedly recorded in a public ledger called a blockchain.

Sanityandsense.com believes that the U.S. Government should ban all trading of cryptocurriencies, and all financial products relating to cryptocurriencies, from all U.S. Security Exchanges.  U.S. Citizens who wish to buy Bitcoin, or any other cryptocurriency, should be allowed to do so, but not on U.S. Security Exchanges.  People who are interested in buying cryptocurriencies might also like to buy a gold mine in Central Africa that belongs to an African Prince who needs you to send him money so you can earn 200% a year on your investment.

R. Van Conoley   ( President Trump, who has a great understanding of economics and international finance, will have great influence on how the U.S. regulates or bans cryptocurriencies. It is well advised to remember that derivatives and Swaps that were not clearly understood were traded in large volumes before the 2008 Depression.  Indeed these misunderstood financial instruments were one of many factors that caused the 2008 Depression. )

 

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The House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence

Rumors abound that the House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence, often referred to as HPSCI, is in possession of documents that would shock the American People if released.  Apparently the Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes, and the members of the Committee have hard facts that would allow the American People to understand some of the activities that occurred before and during the 2016 Presidential election.

If a majority of members vote to make the testimony or documents public, it would be in the interests of all of the American People.  Apparently the National Security of the U.S. would not be compromised in any way if some documents are made public.

All law abiding Americans who support our Constitution need to know if any individuals of any Presidential Administration or any intelligence agency or any candidate acted improperly or criminally before, during, or after the 2016 election.  Sanityandsense.com strongly urges the HPSCI to release documents that can be made public.  So far, it appears that the HPSCI has not leaked any information and all of the members have acted with integrity.

R. Van Conoley

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A Wise Saying – Part 155

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

Aristophenes

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Hillary Clinton’s Surprising Genome And the NSA

Moderate feminists can find little ideological support from most animals in the animal kingdom.  In almost all species, males are more aggressive and dominant and insensitive while their female counterparts are focused on raising their young.  Yet radical feminists can find a massive amount of support from insects in the insect queendom.

Female insects are almost always larger and much more aggressive than their male counterparts.  While engaged in coitus, the female Preying Mantis decapitates her lover and drinks his blood which actually improves the headless male’s performance.  The female Black Widow Spider maneuvers the male into her fangs in the course of copulation and effectively engages in necrophilia with him.

The National Security Agency ( NSA ) has been collecting data about Americans for years.  The program is codenamed PRISM.  Sanityandsense.com has recently learned that the NSA has started a new top level operation named GENOME.  Each human, with the exception of identical twins, has their own unique genome.  The NSA can replicate any human genome from just a trace of genetic material.  For example, enough genetic material may be obtained from a drinking glass used by any person and the unique genetic code then defined for that individual.  The genetic code may be obtained from discarded cigarettes or any other object of which a person touches and leaves a genetic trace.

The NSA started operation GENOME for purposes of National Security and so far the NSA has obtained the genome of 123 men and women considered of great importance to the security of the United States.  Sanityandsense.com has learned  from reliable sources that a top level analyst working for NSA sold a copy of Hillary Clinton’s genome to a foreign diplomat in exchange for 16 Million dollars.

Sanityandsense.com has learned that the NSA operative, originally cleared by the Obama Justice Department, operated as a double agent under the assumed name of Ernesto Snowflake. In actuality Ernesto Snowflake was really Kpatcha Gnassingbee who entered the United States illegally from the Central African Republic.  Mr. Gnassingbee is now believed to be in asylum in the embassy of Papua New Guinea.

Additionally, Sanityandsense.com has learned that a foreign country is planning to release Hillary Clinton’s genome to the world press. Sanityandsense.com has learned from reliable sources that Ms. Clinton’s genome contains two distinct genes that have never been observed before in any human genome.  On Chromosome 7, gene six is an exact replica of a gene found only in the female Preying Mantis.  On Chromosome 23, gene eleven is an exact replica of a gene found only in the female Black Widow Spider.

Additionally, this website has learned that the Democratic National Committee ( DNC ) plans to accuse President Trump of colluding with Russia to release Ms. Clintons genome and of leaking National Security information.

R. Van Conoley   ( Editor’s Note: I would like to thank my able associate, Jonathan Swift, for his valuable time and research assistance in writing this article. )

 

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The 2018 U.S. Stock Market And 2017 Stocks

The year 2017 was a very good year for U.S. Stocks.  The S&P 500 Index had a yearly gain of 18.87%.  The major market indexes had 71 new high points for the year.

If you pay a fee or commission to a broker or money manager, you need to ask one very important question.  You should ask: ” How much did my investments increase in 2017? ” If your assets invested did not increase by 18.87% or more, then you are paying someone to underperform the market with your money ! About 70% of all mutual funds underperform the S&P 500 Index !

Looking at the data generated in the U.S. stock market in 2017, there were some stocks that greatly outperformed the S&P index and there were some stocks that greatly underperformed the S&P index.

I have a list of the top ten U.S. Stocks that increased in market value in 2017.  I list the stock by name first, then I list the ticker symbol, and then I list the stock’s increase in price as a percentage gain.  They are as follows: 1) Sangamo Therapeutics, SGMO, 450.0%.    2) Straight Path Communications, STRP, 401.8%,       3) Nektar Therapeutics, NKTR, 376.8%,       4) Immunomedics, IMMU, 337.5%,        5) Foundation Medicine, FMI, 286.8%,       6) Lending Tree, TREE, 284.7%,     7) Sage Therapeutics, SAGE, 277.3%,      8) ImmunoGen, IMGN, 221.2%,       9) Apollo Medical, AMEH, 220%, and 10) Puma Biotechnology, PBYI, 216.8%.

Of course, I could list the bottom ten U.S. Stocks that decreased in market value in 2017.   While I will not list them, be aware that they exist. Also remember that there is no computer program anywhere in the world that can predict with 100% accuracy what stocks will gain or lose in 2018!

I plan to publish my basic projections for the U.S. Markets in 2018 in another post that will soon follow.  For now, I can safely predict that some stocks will gain in value in 2018 and some stocks will lose in value in 2018.  You can count on it.

R. Van Conoley

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2018 – The Year Of The Dog

It is strange how people make decisions.  President Reagan’s wife, Nancy, depended upon an astrologer named Joan Quigley. Sadly Sanityandsense.com must inform our loyal readers that the American Zodiac can not predict the future.  How silly to think so.  Fortunately this website will employ the only 100% accurate method of predicting the future by employing the Chinese Zodiac.

The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve year cycle.  Each year is associated with an animal sign.  They are: 1) Rat, 2) Ox, 3) Tiger, 4) Rabbit , 5) Dragon, 6) Snake, 7) Horse, 8) Sheep, 9) Monkey, 10) Rooster, 11) Dog, and 12) Pig.

Donald Trump was born in 1946, the year of the Dog.  The Chinese Zodiac states that Mr. Trump is loyal, friendly, and intelligent.  In 2018, the Zodiac states that Mr. Trump will be fair and just with those he loves and cold and cynical toward those he dislikes.

Hillary Clinton ( b. 1947 ) and Vice President Mike Pence ( b. 1959 ) were both born in the year of the Pig.  The Zodiac states that both are stylish and perfectionists.  In 2018, the Zodiac states that both will greatly enjoy carnal pleasures, but both will appear superficial to others.

Vladimir Putin was born in 1952, the year of the Dragon.  Dragons are the most stunning and flamboyant of all the Zodiac signs.  The Zodiac states that in 2018, Dragons will have deep conflicts with individuals born in the year of the Dog.

The Zodiac clearly states that the long standing sexual relationship between House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be the main news story of 2018.  Important congressional seats in both the House and the Senate will be decided upon which explanation the majority of Americans believe.

R. Van Conoley

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