Opinion – Here the Clintons go again, using surrogates to smear opponents | TheHill – John Gelmini

As Dr Alf may know, negative campaigning works in America and also works here in the UK. The Clintons are masters of it and have vast amounts of money to back them, which means they can outlast many of the other candidates who may be more truthful but less able to “go the distance”.

Like a battlefield where the protagonists are cut down by bombs and bullets, political candidates in America fail because they lack money, support from the critical television stations, support from those who own newspapers and support from Big business.

The winnowing process has started and the “fail safe” is always there as an insurance policy, namely the fixing of the result by tampering with the computerised election counting machines, so that certain categories of voters are eliminated from the final count. Al Gore won the election before Obama’s Presidency but by eliminating the unemployed, black voters and convicted felons the results were massaged to allow GW Bush to ascend to the Presidency. At the time, Jeb Bush was Governor of Florida where the questions about “hanging chads” are still surrounded with an element of doubt.

Either Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton will win the Presidency and for my money the powers that be have decided on America’s 1st female President.

John Gelmini

Safer to be short? Tall people more likely to develop cancer, study claims — RT News – John Gelmini

This interesting piece by Dr Alf may relate to a study Metropolitan Life of New York did of policyholders and mortality and morbidity prior to 1979.

They looked at more than 100,000 people and found that if you were short and fat with a high Body Mass Index you were more likely to get heart disease, diabetes and related problems.

People who were taller and slimmer were less likely to get heart disease, diabetes and strokes but more likely to get life-threatening cancers.

Metropolitan Life of New York prepared two graphs to show at what point death could be sensibly predicted for the two types of people.

There was a point at which the two crossed which seemed to indicate that our Creator or Nature (based on your view of the world), had, like the makers of car tyres and washing machines, built in a measure of “planned obsolescence” into us all.

John Gelmini