A Wise Saying – Part 181

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.        George Bernard Shaw

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Joe Biden, Cornpop, Hairy Legs, And Me

When I was a public school student in Junior High school and later in High School, I always went out of my way to be polite to fellow students that were then labeled as retarded.  In Junior High school, I was the exercise leader in my P.E. class.  On the way out to the field, my PE class passed a portable classroom where some intellectually deficient students stayed.  Whenever one of my PE classmates made fun of these students, I always told him to “knock it off.” I saw no reason to be unkind to someone just because they had difficulty learning or was less fortunate.

That was almost 60 years ago and I still see no reason to be unkind to anyone except in self defense.  Therefore, I respectfully write this essay to Joe Biden.

Having lived on this earth for more than 7 decades, I have some firsthand knowledge about aging.  I know that different individuals age in different ways.  I believe that my mind is sharper than it has ever been and might be partly due to my background in nutrition and biochemistry.  The neurons in my brain receive phosphatidyl Serene and some other nutrients that are helpful to the brain and the Central Nervous System each day. They are safe and non prescription nutrients.  Sadly, I have arthritis and I have had no luck in treating arthritis with nutritional supplements.  So one system in my body is working well and another system is not.

It is painful for me to see and hear Joe Biden as he campaigns for President in the Democrat Party.  While I am not an M.D., it appears to me that the former Vice President has a neurodegenerative disease.  Sadly one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases is Alzheimer’s Disease.  There are an estimated 49 Million Americans over the age of 65 in the U.S. today.  Eleven percent suffer from mild to moderate dementia.  That would be about 5.4 Million Americans with some dementia.

The biochemistry of the brain is complex and a lot remains to be learned. The brilliant neurologist, Russell Blaylock, M.D., explains how nerve cells die in his book titled: EXCITOTXINS.  Many different studies have found that in Alzheimer’s disease there are a deficiency of energy producing enzymes.  The specific enzymes are: 1) Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex; 2) Transketolase; and 3) the ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex.  Also, amino acids and toxins in the environment play a role.

Just as I did not like to see any student make fun of others who were less fortunate when I was in school, I do not like to see incivility today.

Joe Biden’s recent babblings about ” Cornpop,” and children rubbing his hairy legs clearly demonstrates that the former Vice President has serious cognitive issues.  With all of the vile, disgusting, and reprehensible behavior displayed by the Democrat party toward President Trump, I would not like to see Mr. Biden become the object of jokes, derision, ridicule, and mockery.  Interestingly, the republicans have been fairly kind to a confused Joe Biden.  It has been the cut throat democrats who have slammed Biden, especially the extremely strange group seeking the Presidential nomination in the Democrat party.

If there is a scintilla of decency and kindness left in this world, Mr. Biden’s family and friends will ask him to cease his campaign.  Everyone knows that if Joe Biden tells a story about how he extorted a Ukrainian President by threatening to withhold foreign aid money, that he might say anything.  Couldn’t you just see Mr. Biden in his somewhat confused state saying to a reporter that he thinks is Barack Obama: ” Yeah Barack.  You and I sure funneled a lot of money to our democrat supporters and to our numbered Swiss Bank accounts.  You must have a fortune in your Swiss Bank account and in your Vatican Bank account. Those were the days, Barack. ”

R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: Both republicans and democrats develop Alzheimer’s disease.  President Ronald Reagan, in his second term as President began to develop symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.  Vice President George H.W. Bush monitored the situation and protected both President Reagan and the American People.  It was Bush the Elder’s finest hour and few Americans understood the situation. However, it should never happen again !

( Editor’s Note 2: Former Governor of New York Mario Cuomo walked with a friend to meet President Reagan.  The friend began: ” Mr. President, I would like to introduce.” President Reagan stopped him and said: ” You do not have to introduce us, I know Lee Iacocca very well. ” In his last year as President when Reagan would forget something, he would say in his charming way: ” Well, God Bless you.”

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Pearl Harbor – The 78th. Anniversary

On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Forces of Japan attacked U.S. Military forces at Pearl Harbor.  Congress declared war against Japan and the U.S. entered World War II.  Today the U.S. continues to act like an occupying force in Japan.  I believe that the U.S. has shown great compassion and given great assistance to Japan.  Now it is time for the U.S. to reduce American forces in Japan and view that region of the world from the realities of the 21st. Century.

As an American, I can not fully express my everlasting appreciation to the men who fought and died in World War II to keep America safe and free.  I hope that President Donald Trump will develop a more modernistic policy toward the Pacific Asian region that will support the U.S. interests in that region while allowing other countries in that region to determine their own policies.  I commend President Trump for meeting with President Kim Jung-un of North Korea.  I hope that President Trump can arrange at least a short term understanding with North Korea in 2020.  As an American, I would be satisfied with a short term “treaty” between the U.S. and North Korea that would prohibit the production of new nuclear weapons in North Korea without demanding that North Korea comply with every single demand that Mr. Trump has requested so far.  Mr. Trump’s efforts are indeed a step in avoiding World War III if he can complete a “phase 1 ” or a “part 1″ of a treaty with North Korea.

R. Van Conoley







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The Painful 40th. Anniversary Between the U.S. And Iran

It is the 40th. year anniversary between the U.S. and Iran of a terrible event that changed the world.  On November 4, 2019, the 40th. anniversary of Americans seized by Iran was publicized and discussed.  Several of the cable channels showed TV clips from 1979.  I could not watch the cable coverage because it was too painful for me.  I not only remember the incident, but as an American I lived through this terrible incident safely in the U.S. However, I remember it very well.

Jimmy Carter was President of the U.S. when Iran seized 52 American hostages. Muhammad Reza Pahlevi, the Shah of Iran, had been overthrown. I am not going to attempt to review the entire Iranian Hostage situation.  That would take about 500 pages and few people would read it.  However, I am going to present some facts and then offer an opinion.

The ultimate decision for President Carter involved what he should do after diplomatic negotiations had failed to secure the release of the Americans who were illegally seized by Iran.  In my view, Carter did the one thing that a President should not have done.  Carter ordered a military rescue mission to free the American hostages in Iran.  It was a total disaster and eight U.S. servicemen were killed when a U.S. aircraft and a U.S. helicopter collided. Those servicemen who survived returned home and the remainder of the operation was called off.  Sadly, the situation lasted 444 days and only ended when President Reagan was sworn in as President.

In 1979, I had an opinion that I believed should have been followed. After 40 years, my opinion has not changed and I will share it today with some historical facts.

Only one country in the world has ever used nuclear weapons against another country.  The U.S. deployed two atomic bombs against Japan.  President Truman ordered the deployment of atomic bombs to be used against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Truman’s decision brought World War II to an end.

Since the end of World War II, the ” Old Soviet Union ” and the U.S. built atomic bombs at an astounding pace.  By the middle 1950’s, both the Soviet Union and the U.S. each had enough atomic bombs to kill every human being on earth many time over.  Yet both countries continued building more atomic bombs using the concept of ” Mutually Insured Destruction ” as a reason.

It is not necessary to go into great details, but the Soviet Union ( now Russia ) and the U.S. continued the production of atomic weapons and developed ever more systems to deliver those weapons. It is estimated that there are about 14,500 nuclear weapons in the world today. Best estimates believe that Russia has about 7,500 warheads and the U.S. has 7,200 warheads. Also, France, China, the U.K., Pakistan, India, Israel, and North Korea have atomic weapons today.  About 94% of all atomic weapons are in the U.S. and Russia.  Also, the U.S. and Russia developed nuclear powered submarines. Later the nuclear powered subs were modified to fire nuclear missiles.

During what was often called ” The Cold War, ”  people throughout the world were encouraged to believe that a nuclear war was a terrible thing. Indeed, I agree that major nuclear war could destroy our planet.

But is there a converse side to this military situation ? In 1979, when Iran illegally seized our citizens, the U.S. had a plethora of nuclear weapons.  We had them with multiple delivery systems. We had nuclear weapons with enormous power. We had nuclear weapons with intermediate power. We had nuclear weapons with smaller power designed to destroy a limited region.

It is my belief now, and it was my belief in 1979, that President Carter should have made one final demand of the regime in Iran after all diplomatic actions had failed. The demand was: ” Let our People go, or face a severe military response. ” If the Iranian leader had refused this just demand, I believe that Carter should have deployed a tactical ( limited ) nuclear response against a military facility in Iran.  Then Carter should have repeated his demand to the Iranian leader.  Failure to respond by Iran should have been followed by another tactical response against another military facility in Iran.  This courageous action, I believe, would have brought our citizens home.

The situation that is often not discussed is when and how our President should deploy a nuclear weapon.  The question that is never answered is why the U.S. and Russia have 14,700 warheads between them?  But the most serious question that I have never heard rationally discussed is: ” When should a nuclear weapons system be deployed? ” and ” Would the failure to deploy a nuclear system be harmful in the long term to the U.S.? ”

I believe that Carter’s mishandling of the 1979 Iranian situation has made the entire world less safe and has created many of the problems seen in the Middle East today.

R. Van Conoley ( There are individuals in the U.S. who believe that the U.S. should be the policeman for the entire world.  These individuals are more than glad to send American forces everywhere in the world. They have little concern for the men and women that will be killed and wounded. They are sometimes called Neocons. Bill Kristol is one typical example of a neocon. Kristol strongly supported the Vietnam War. Yet Kristol, born in 1952, was the correct age to go and fight in that war. Did he? No, but he was glad to send other Americans. )

Editor’s Note 2:( There are a number of articles published on this website that discuss nuclear weapons and related historical events. 1) ” Hiroshima and Nagasaki” was published on 8/9/18; 2) ” Pearl Harbor ” on 12/5/2017; 3) ” Those Who Do Not Learn From History” on 8/7/12; 4) ” The U.S. Is Israel’s Bitch” on 7/26/2015 and 5) The U.S. Is Israel’s Bitch – Part 2 ” on 8/1/2015. To read these and several others simply type ( nuclear weapons ) into the search box on the home page and click go and these articles will appear for you. )

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The Attempted Impeachment Of Donald Trump

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The first President who was impeached was President Andrew Johnson.  Andrew Johnson was Vice-President when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865.  ( Editor’s Note: Readers should not confuse Andrew Johnson with Andrew Jackson who was our seventh president and served as President from 1829 to 1837.)

The impeachment of Andrew Johnson was initiated on February 24, 1868, when the House brought eleven articles of impeachment against him.  After the House formally adopted the articles of impeachment, the trial began in the U.S. Senate as required by the U.S. Constitution. In the Senate, 35 senators voted for impeachment and 19 senators voted against impeachment. The impeachment failed because 2/3 present did not vote for impeachment. Historians view this impeachment as a vast power struggle between the legislative and executive branches of government rather than a trial of criminal behavior of a U.S. President.

Many people believe that Richard Nixon was the second President to be impeached.  While the impeachment process began in the House on October 30, 1973, President Nixon resigned the presidency on August 9, 1974, BEFORE the House took the vote on impeachment.  The process was bipartisan and Gerald Ford became President when Mr. Nixon resigned.  It was clear that if Nixon had not resigned, he would have been impeached and convicted and removed by the U.S. Senate.  A Select Committee took testimony and most of the hearings were broadcast on TV.

The impeachment of President Bill Clinton was initiated on October 8, 1998, when the U.S. House voted to commence the impeachment of the 42nd. President of the U.S. Clinton was impeached on December 19,1998, for: 1) Lying under oath and 2) Obstruction of Justice.

Clinton’s impeachment trial began in the U.S. Senate and was presided over by Chief Justice William Rehnquist.  Clinton was acquitted on all charges because there was not the 2/3 vote required for conviction.  Indeed, Courts of legal Jurisdiction did determine that Clinton did lie under oath and his license to practice law was revoked, but Clinton resumed his presidency and finished his second term. The impeachment investigation was broadcast on TV.

An impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began on September 24, 2019.  An alleged whistleblower stated that President Trump had abused the power of the Presidency in a call made to the President of the Ukraine.  The entire House never voted on a resolution of impeachment and the Democrat Party is in the majority in the House.  Secret meetings were held where republican members were excluded.  The republicans were clearly not allowed to call witnesses during the investigative hearing.

While Nixon and Clinton both had committed criminal acts, the allegations against President Donald Trump are vague and diaphanous. Also, some Democrat members began to call for the impeachment of Donald Trump even before Mr. Trump was sworn in as President. Many political experts believe that President Trump would be greatly helped in the 2020 election if he is impeached by the U.S. House. If impeached, Mr. Trump would then be entitled to a trial in the U.S. Senate where the republicans are in the majority.  This would insure that republicans could subpoena individuals that would give testimony that would help the President.

Also, the long overdue report by the Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, is due to be released on December 9, 2019.  The report is alleged to be about 500 pages in length.  Does it not seem likely, that sections of this report will outline the criminal actions taken against President Trump both before, during, and after the 2016 Presidential campaign ? Does it not seem likely that damaging sections of the Horowitz report would be examined minutely during any Senate trial of impeachment against Mr. Trump ?

Conservatives and Donald Trump supporters believe that the Democrat party in the House has acted in a vile, reprehensible, and illegal manner.  These same supporters believe that the vile manner of the Democrat party was emboldened by the hearings of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice.  Many conservatives and Trump supporters refer to the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee as cowardly, sniveling, whining, and pusillanimous individuals because they allegedly lacked the common sense, decency, and the backbone to tell Christine Blasey Ford that her story was a lie and difficult to believe because of lack of factual information.

Only Senator Lindsey Graham displayed a scintilla of courage when he stated that he found Ms. Ford’s story difficult to believe.  Trump supporters and conservatives hope that Senator Lindsey Graham and the republican members of the Judiciary Committee will display the same courage recently displayed by members of the U.S. House at the impeachment inquiry. The analysis and Senate investigation of the Horowitz report will be under the direction of Senator Lindsey Graham and many of the same members who were on the Judiciary Committee during the Kavanaugh hearings.

R. Van Conoley

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Letter To Donald Trump

Dear Mr. President,  As the most powerful man in the world, you need to take care of yourself.  I saw the news story that you went to the hospital, and I began to worry.  All these democrat lies combined with all of the fake news is enough to raise your blood pressure and cause you other problems.  If this were to happen, I would be deprived of watching your political rallies that I enjoy so much.  Also, I have three granddaughters so I need you around to keep America on a solid path for another four years.  If you consider some of my nutritional advice, not only will you win again in 2020, but you will be healthy enough to campaign for the Pence-Donald Trump,Jr. Republican ticket in 2024 ! I know Ivanka will make a great Secretary of State after Mr. Pence is elected president in 2024.

You need Vitamin C in your diet every day. I know that you have some high powered MD’s to advise and check on you daily. Unfortunately, most of them do not know squat about nutrition.  Evolution ( and God ) has created many fascinating life forms in the world. I bet you did not know that every vertebrate in the entire world except man and a little known fruit bat and one fruit eating monkey creates their own Vitamin C in their bodies ! Dogs, cats, horses, and even birds create Vitamin C in their bodies.  Human beings at one time, long ago, also created Vitamin C in their bodies, but over time humans lost an enzyme system that created Vitamin C.  Dr. Klenner, MD, a great evolutionary biologist wrote a 600 page book explaining this.  I read his book twice ! So the message here is that you need about 2,000 mg. to 3,000 mg. of Vitamin C in your diet every day.  You, therefore, need a supplement of Vitamin C every day.  Vitamin C is also known as Ascorbic Acid. Ascorbic Acid disassociates into an Ascorbate ion and a Hydrogen ion. Your body uses the Ascorbate ion in numerous biochemical reactions every day.  I take Vitamin C in the form of Calcium Ascorbate, which disassociates into an Ascorbate ion and a Calcium ion. Either form will work for you.  Next time you see your MD, ask him: ” When you last did a blood draw, what was my serum Ascorbate level ?” When he tells you that this was not checked, ask him why it was not.

Vitamin B1 is another very important vitamin. B1 is called Thiamine and supports the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex in the human brain and assists with other biological functions in the human body.  It also functions with the ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex. One supplemental tablet of B1 should have 100 mg. of Thiamine unless your MD suggests a larger dose.  Both B1 and Vitamin C are water soluble vitamins and needed every day.

Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid are two other vitamins that are sold in the mcg. dosage. Mcg stands for microgram and is much smaller than the mg dosage. Mg. stands for milligram. Vitamin B12 is best absorbed under your tongue or sublingually.  I take 1000 mcg of B12, which equals 1 mg. of B12 every day.  B12 has no known side affects, but a shortage can be very bad for you. Your MD probably tested your B12 and Folate levels during your last blood test.  Ask to see your results.  If the MD in the medical corps did not test both, change his rank from Colonel to Corporal.

Next Donald, you need some natural Vitamin E every day.  Now this is a bit tricky.  Vitamin E comes in three molecular forms. There is the Alpha form, the beta form, and the gamma form.  98% of Vitamin E supplements contain the alpha form of Vitamin E only.  That is because the Alpha form is a strong anti-oxidant.  Obtain a tablet that has all three forms because the gamma form of Vitamin E is the strongest anti-cancer agent of the three molecules !

Next Donald, we must discuss fats.  There are good fats that make you healthy.  There are bad fats that will clog your blood vessels and kill you.  Ask your MD if he has read the works of Udo Erasmus, Ph.D. who wrote an excellent book titled: ” Fats That Heal and Fats That Kill.”  To make this easy here is a simple rule. Saturated fats are bad for your health and unsaturated fats are good for your health.  I would bet $100,000.00 against $1 that you are deficient in Omega-3 Unsaturated Fatty Acids.  The Omega-3, which contains 20 Carbon atoms in a chain form and has five (5) double bonds is called Eicosapentaenoic Acid and is usually shortened to EPA.  You need this in your diet every day. Studies have shown that almost 90% of children are deficient in this essential compound.  EPA is found in cold water fish. Since I do not eat fish, I supplement with EPA daily and you should also.  The other essential Omega-3 is called Docosahexaenoic Acid and is often abbreviated DHA. DHA has a Carbon chain containing 22 Carbon atoms with six (6) double bonds.  You should supplement with DHA daily.  ( Note: DHA is so important to humans that women produce DHA in their breast milk after giving birth.  The newborn then nurses and obtains DHA. ) Ask your MD what your EPA and DHA levels were after your last physical.

Finally Donald, you must stop eating junk food and consume a lot of vegetables every day.  Well cooked and prepared plant foods contain plant chemicals that are very good for your health and most are not found in vitamin tablets or meats.  Add one chewable multivitamin to your health regime and you will be around to see Barron Trump sworn in as President of the U.S. in the future !

R. Van Conoley (Editor’s Note: This article is not intended to give medical advice, but the biochemical information contained is factual and has been verified by scientific research from many different countries. )

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Remembering President John F. Kennedy

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard time in Dallas, Texas.  It has been 56 years since the President’s assassination.

R. Van Conoley

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A Wise Saying – 180

I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.                              Woodrow Wilson

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President Trump Campaigns Louisiana

It would be very reasonable to ask why the most powerful man in the world would be campaigning in Louisiana on a Thursday night.  On Thursday, November 14, 2019, President Donald Trump held a huge campaign rally in Louisiana.

President Trump was campaigning in Louisiana because there is a statewide election in Louisiana on Saturday, November 16, 2019.  The most important race on the state ballot is the race for governor between the incumbent governor John Bel Edwards, who is the Democrat party nominee, and Eddie Rispone, who is the Republican party nominee.

What the fake news media will not report is the fact that the Southern Democrat party was racist to the core from the end of the U.S. Civil War until the middle 1960’s.  U.S. Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia served in the U.S. Congress for over 51 years.  Byrd was the last known Senator who was an active member of the Ku Klux Klan. Byrd was a democrat.

Senator Strom Thurmond was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat and led the Dixiecrat walk out from the Democratic convention in 1948 because candidate Harry Truman was viewed as helpful toward Black Americans.  Thurmond was racist to the core against Black Americans just as was Senator Byrd.

Of course, all sane and sensible Americans should not forget Senator John Stennis from Mississippi who voted against major civil rights legislation and was a supporter of racism against Black Americans.  Stennis served in the U.S. Senate for 41 years.

When citizens of Louisiana consider reelecting Democrat John Bel Edwards as their governor on Saturday 11/16/2019, they should understand that John Bel Edwards represents most of the racist views promoted by Klansman Byrd, Dixiecrat Thurmond, and Senator Stennis.  The Republican candidate for governor, Eddie Rispone, represents the best economic interests for the working middle income citizens of Louisiana regardless of race.

Within the past ten weeks, a statewide election in Virginia allowed the democrat party to gain control of both the state house and the state senate.  With a democrat governor as the chief state executive, this was a net gain for the democrat party, and a net loss for the republican party, in an important purple state that is needed by both in the 2020 Presidential election.

President Trump hopes to prevent democrat gains in Louisiana on Saturday, 11/16/2019.  Besides the governor’s race, Louisiana has all 39 seats in the state senate and 105 seats in the House up for election on Saturday.  The governor’s race is apparently too close to project.  However, the Republican, Eddie Rispone, would be greatly helped and would probably would win if Black Citizens support Mr. Rispone.  If Black citizens support Mr. Edwards, the democrat candidate would be greatly helped and would probably win.

R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s note: There are eight state executive office seats also up for election and one seat on the State Supreme Court. )

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Report By Inspector General Michael Horowitz

When will I.G. Michael Horowitz release his report ?  Possibly it will be released in twenty years ? Maybe 18 years ?  How about 2030, that is only a little more than ten years ?

The ongoing and never ending I.G. Report by Horowitz is an insult to all law abiding Americans.  Horowitz does not even have the power to subpoena individuals.  The most sensible and sane thing that the U.S. Government could do is to shut down the never ending Horowitz investigation, hand all documents created by Horowitz to the Attorney General of the U.S., and terminate both Horowitz and the position of inspector general of the Justice department.

The insane creation of unneeded and unnecessary and totally worthless bureaucrats can clearly be understood by studying I.G. Horowitz.  The U.S. has suffered from the alleged criminalization of the Justice Department, the FBI, and the CIA.  If only 10% of the allegations are true, I can not imagine a greater injustice to President Donald Trump.

It sure did not take James Comey very long to clear Hillary Clinton of all criminal chargers and state that she should not be criminally prosecuted in 2016.

Justice delayed is justice denied.

R. Van Conoley  ( Possibly the new WOKE standard in the U.S. is that no individual is ever guilty of any crime.  With the recent election of Chesa Boudin as San Francisco’s new district attorney, some local governments clearly favor criminal behavior over law enforcement.  Sandra Lee Fewer, an elected member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors stated at a Boudin rally before the election: ” Hey, so I just got one thing to say… f*** the POA.” The POA is the police officers association. Today the homeless people can urinate and defecate in the streets and in all other areas in front of adults and even children.  What a great country we have become. )

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