Who are the men who have been accused of sexual misconduct and have had their lives and careers affected? We’re beginning with Harvey Weinstein because that’s when #MeToo began to gain traction and women (and some men) began to realize that they could speak about how they had been harassed, or even raped, without fear that they would be treated the way that Juanita Broaddrick , Paula Jones, and Kathleen Willey were treated.
It’s been confusing because the Las Vegas police announced a timeline of events, then they revised it. And then they revised it again.
Using forensic analysis, the New York Times has put together a timeline of events from more than 30 different videos taken during the shooting. This gives us the best answer so far for when things happened, but 3 weeks later, we still have almost no information about Stephen Paddock – who he was, why he decided to kill a lot of people.
It’s ludicrous that they expect us to believe that he funded an extravagant lifestyle with gambling. The only way you’re getting rich from gambling is if you own the casino. Since he didn’t, he must have been the luckiest guy in the world…and the most secretive. Usually after a mass murder, the news is full of information about the killer, but it’s like Paddock led an undercover lifestyle. The few details we know, plus the weird silence on everything else about him have made some people wonder if he was doing something fishy for the government and now they have to keep that quiet.
Voters went to the polls in 2016 and returned two “surprise” results. (Surprises to the media, surprises to the so-called elite who think they know what’s best for the rest of us, not so surprising to the rest of us) – BREXIT and the election of Donald Trump as president of the US.
What elections have the possibility of being major game changers in the coming year?
First, the Dutch general election on March 15. Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom is ahead in the polls right now. He has campaigned to stop the “Islamisation of the Netherlands”.
Michelle Obama and Melania Trump both spoke about learning values from their parents. Both said that we need to teach future generations that they can achieve their dreams through hard work. They also both talked about treating others with respect and keeping your promises (your word is your bond.)
If the Obama administration had demonstrated treating people with respect, or had shown young people that hard work brings success, or even acted as though promises were something more than hot air, Melania wouldn’t have needed to talk about any of this at all.
Instead there is more division among Americans than we’ve seen in decades. Young people have bleak futures where they are saddled with debt from student loans but have poor chances at getting a good job. And, we have been fed a constant stream of lies by Obama and the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.