Think Of It This Way

Scotia McLeod/Scotiabank Comes Through

Referring to my last post

regarding the lack of funds to cover the withdrawal

of the Registered Savings,

a glance at my checking account today revealed

the amount in question being deposited.

It looks like I spoke too soon.

Or did I?

Whatever it is,

the Bank of Nova Scotia

and the Scotia McLeod investments

came through.

I was right on one thing though,

it did not require the the Ombudsman to intervene

to get things accomplished.

I have said that while the Ombudsman in banks

exerts  very intimidating proddings to get things done,

the President of the Bank of Nova Scotia

has the more direct drive to see things through.

This is analogous to the Ombudsman using the broom

as against the Bank President wielding a hammer.

Get it?





Scotia McLeod / Scotiabank RRIF a Scam

I do hope that I am mistaken

because I have yet to get the money deposited.

Transactions were made thru the

Bank of Nova Scotia

to convert RRSP’s to RRIF.

Now the RRIF has to be withdrawn fully

and papers were prepared

in a Bank of Nova Scotia branch.

That was last February 15.

No word has come from the bank

nor from Scotia McLeod

about the process of withdrawal.

The President of the Bank of Nova Scotia

has started an investigation into this matter

but how long would it take to find out

if they have the money to cover the withdrawal amount?

What I do know is that the notation placed on this account

is that this was slated “to be dispersed to the checking account”

It did not say when, though.

But what I get from the email coming from the

office of the President of the Bank of Nova Scotia

is that I have the right to take my case to

the Ombudsman of the banks.

Of course, but that process would incur more stalling time.

If the bank does not have the money to cover this small amount

it should notify the Canadian government so that

they can get another bailout.

Meantime, the Bank of Nova Scotia

and/or ScotiaMcLeod

are stalling for time.


Bye, Mom……

It is not easy to forget

Those times loaded with regret


When you were not given

More of what you love

And less of what hurt.

Bye, Mom….

Take good care of all of us.



The Hacking Cough

After they have thrown the kitchen sink at Trump

they now throw this cough at him,

or more precisely,

a hacking cough,

or that cough that makes one gaggle

and suffer pains in the chest.

Buckley’s may work on this type of coughs

and maybe not Trump’s.

Now every other country in the world hacks

every other country in the world.

France, Germany, Russia, North Korea,

China, Paskistan,

and just about any country with internet technology.

All this hacking needs is the intercept of communications

and the tap into a server that keeps files.

it is no big deal with its requirements.

Now the American intelligence communities publicize

that Russia has hacked the American elections.

Of course it did.

So did everybody else.

In fact they do this all the time

and in all events (important or not).

If the American intelligence community makes a big deal

out of it now,

boy, they are not exactly intelligent.

The Russian hacking of the elections has them gaggled

and they are coughing it out against Trump.

I say again, Shades of j. Edgar Hoover,

the intelligence community is paranoid,

nay, desperate

in keeping their jobs.

(this website of mine is actually being hacked at all times of the day in the effort to find out where I get my items. Think of it this way—-The walls have ears—so I keep saying)

War Strategy in the Middle East

War strategy in the Middle East may still conform

to those of the Afrika Korps and the Arab Legion,

but with some significant critiques.

Presently, there has been no utilization of such weapons  as

helicopter gunships, or modern heavy tanks.

The introduction of shoulder-fired missiles prohibits

the use of these weapons.

These are also vulnerable to sandstorms which

gets in through the filters.

The main thing, though, was the utter disregard

for the benefits from battle strategies

such as the simple siege.

The reason for the extended life of the pseudo army

that is the ISIS is that it still enjoys an endless

supply of provisions and ammunition.

A siege of an area such as Mosul would surround the city

and their supply lines would be cut.

The idea is to block communication from the rear.

But then again, sieges are ancient strategy,

but they will still work.

The Kitchen Sink

The losers of the last American Presidential election

have thrown every swipe at the winner,

Donald Trump, in their attempt

de-legitimize the newly elected


which is Donald Trump.

They have thrown everything at Trump

but the kitchen sink.

The components of the American Intelligence Community

have rolled out the rumor

that Russian hacking have influenced the election results.

This is a no-brainer swipe,

meaning that those who thought of this

literally have no brains.

Hacking is one thing.

Hacking to influence millions of voters,

or even change the results,

is another thing,

and is not only next to impossible.

IT IS impossible.

The most practicable way for the Russians

to help put up Trump as President

is for Putin to stand at the corner,

wearing a wig,

to wink and smile with coyness at every voter,

who then scampers to vote for Trump.

The reason for the rumor is that the Intelligence Community

is afraid that Trump will privatize these institutions

and hire the KGB to do its work.

With the failure of the less than Intelligence Community

to rile up Trump,

the Electoral College now steps in

to take up the PRRRRST effort.

More no-brainers.

Their function is to declare the winner of the elections

as determined from the legitimate results.

They are not supposed to scrutinize the qualifications

of the winner.

The voters have already done this function.

Consider now this Electoral College nuisance


But I do not see

Donald Trump ducking it.

He only quacks at it!

Good for him—keep cool, man.

Their beef should be directed to the Constitution!



Trump’s America will shift to protectionism

within the nascent stage of his administration.

The country will retreat into a shell

to replenish its resources

and re-fashion its mode of international relationships.

It has to, if only to retain the dominance

of the American dollar.

Inside this shell, America will rejuvenate

and thusly will it resume its

leading position in the world.

In the past years, America over-extended

its military influence,

always in mind the threat of Russian aggression.

This was a mistake.

The world does not have to bow and kow-tow to America

for the Americans to lead.

Besides, Russia has enough of its own domestic problems

to challenge America for world domination.

And China?

This country will have problems feeding

its own people

and will retain the American currency for foreign transactions.

I believe that America will retreat into

a shell of its own making

to heal and restore its resources

for another try in world domination

via business transactions.

At Arm’s Length

This phrase may be one key

to President Trump’s conflict of interest predicament.

He should consider transactions with his companies,

or with his siblings,

at arm’s length,

meaning to say that no undue

personal consideration is being afforded

his siblings or his companies.

After all, a conflict of interest may be brought up

if there is suspicion that transactions

were influenced by personal considerations.

When dealing at arm’s length

the transactions are purely business in nature.


Again the American experts on international diplomacy

have got it wrong when they believe

that Trump’s talk with the Taiwanese President

will shatter US-Chinese relations,

what with China considering that Taiwan is Chinese territory.

The relations between China and Taiwan

has nothing to do with the relations

between China and the US.

Until after the UN accepts that China has sovereignty over Taiwan

would the US refrain from having diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

The US having relations with Palestine

is not an act of war against Israel.

Russia having relations with China

is not an act of war against NATO.

Iran having relations with Syria

is not an act of war against the US.

Thinking otherwise is very like childish jealousies.

There has been a rash of ignorance being publicized

by the tv commentators on just about everything.

They should be ashamed of themselves.

Being a sensation on tv is one thing.

Being stupid is another.


Naïve Diplomacy


Naïve Diplomacy.mp4

The naivete of Rodrigo Duterte’s diplomacy

is reminiscent of Fidel Castro’s.

The latter was compelled to go the Russian way

by events contrary to his revolutionary objective.

His was not communist leanings,

merely socialist

brought out by his desire to alleviate his people’s sufferings.

Very much like Fidel Castro, Duterte resents

being ordered around and intimidated

to do things against his good presidential judgement

by those who profess to help the country.

It is to be recalled that Fidel Castro succeeded

in preventing his country to be converted

into a gigantic casino by US business enterprises.

It was a lot better for Fidel Castro

to be a Dictator than

being dictated upon.

Russia’s help was without sanctions nor puppet strings.

Presently, force of circumstances are forcing

President Rodrigo Duterte

to have this simple, naïve diplomacy.

Heck, it’s a better alternative to begging.


Rudy Giuliani

When all things are even,

Rudy Giuliani would have  a more compelling persona internationally

because he knows how terrorists can

devastate a city.

He was mayor of one of these cities

which was devastated by Al Qaeda.

And he did damage work literally!

Faltering Protests

The protests against Trump

on the basis of presumptions

is faltering.

The number of people is thinning out.

Perhaps the protesters are slowly getting a handle

of what Trump really means from his words.

Or maybe the money is running out.

Just wait till winter starts.

The media, of course, will continue bashing Trump.

They cannot accept the fact that the media is now

eating its own words.

It is still in denial mode!

Security Clearance For Trump’s Children

If any of Trump’s children

inadvertently or accidentally

or even suspiciously receive

top secret national security information,

purportedly coming from Trump himself,

this makes President Trump eligible

for impeachment proceedings.

Such proceedings will not happen if Trump’s

children has security clearance and are thus

legally qualified to receive any national security information.

On the side,

it is now obvious that the new White House Staff

has started to work.

Good thinking!

The Wall

I had the occasion to suggest, indirectly,

 a wall be built

 surrounding Israel.

It was built.

I do recommend a wall be built

on the US-Mexican border.

A different wall this should be.

It will be a paper wall,

or a wall formed by visas and passports

and migrant application to the US

filed in American embassies

located in Mexico.

The screening of new migrants  will be done

via paper work.

The most it could take the form of a solid wall

is that it will be a barbed wire fence.

The Israeli wall is solid and high

because it would offer protection

against Palestinian rockets


rpg missiles lobbed over the wall.

Notice that both solid and paper walls are

legal and legitimate

and should not be met with anger and disdain.

The media portrayed the Mexican wall as a prison wall,

hence the anger and disdain of the Mexicans.

Trump Take Over



Trump Takeover4.mp4

The protests against a democratic process continues.

And the media blitz against Trump

does not let up.

The media has conditioned the urbanites

to be afraid of Donald Trump.

The TV commentators has, surprisingly,

not given a bit of an encouraging word

for their President.

Disappointing, these Americans are.

But they should allay their fears—

The dignity afforded by the position

will compel Donald Trump

to act and perform honorably

as befitting a President of the United States.

Believe you me.

The Failure of American TV Media

After all the blitz on Donald Trump

launched by the American Tv Media

Trump still won the elections.

The TV commentators have failed to put Clinton

up as President.

Worse, they have sparked the public protests

against their own democratically-elected President.

The TV commentators have conditioned the public that

Clinton was the best bet

and that she was going to be a shoo-in for President.

UPSET was the term described for Trump’s win.

So the public responded with angry protests,

protests that even up to now the media is still

attempting to fire up.

Noticeable is it that all the analyses the media put up

seem to be excuses for Clinton’s predicament.

A rude awakening it is to realize

that not all Americans would think

they way all Americans should and that is

according to what the TV media dictates.

Meanwhile, the protests continue

even when President Donald Trump

has yet to make one presidential act in office.

Another rude awakening for the tv commentators

is the fact that a big portion of the Americans

do not actually believe in what the media puts out.

Clearly the media has failed the public.

It is also clear that the media has to correct this,

whether they like it or not.

Shades of Martin Bohrmann!

Trump Wins

By Gum!

The man that has been mishandled by his own party

like a hot potato,

and also that man treated by the TV commentators

as a circus freak

is winning the American Presidential Election.

(254 to 218 by Fox News)

Surprise, surprise!

Not for me though.

I expected this.

I never made a peep of who is going to win.

It may affect the outcome

(as if I can influence the American voters)!

But if you must recall what I have posted

on the matter of Donald Trump,

it may be noted that I distinctly said

that whenever people form a ring to discuss

their daily plights and sufferings,

these very same thoughts are those

that Trump amplifies to the voters

in his campaigns.

And since it was obvious that the media did a concerted effort

to make fun of Trump’s campaigns and personality;

and his own party shied away from him,

that event when Trump is inaugurated

shall be a slap to the Republican Party leaders

and a punch on the mouths of

the TV commentators that ganged up on him.

I do not know Trump personally

and I am not one of his supporters.

I just resent people ganging up on one person

like a mob.

Moral of the story:

lend a strained ear to the lowly people’s voice

as they are not wont to speak loudly before the vote.

Oh, these lowly people,

where do they all come from?

Oh, these lowly people,

where do they all belong?

(the polls were rigged!)

Shades of J. Edgar Hoover

FBI Director James Comey

notified all concerned

that he is re-starting the email investigation

on Hillary Clinton on the grounds of

newly unearthed relevant emails.

His timing of disclosure may affect the outcome

of the US Presidential election.

He may have done this for dubious reasons,

but apart from these is the probability

of the mea culpa paranoia.

After all, he closed the investigation

on the grounds that there are no more emails

to pore over.

Shades of former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover,

the longest term of office that overlaid

on several US Presidents.

War Strategy


The retired Colonel,

a former Dean of War Strategy,

dares the candidate to discuss with him war strategy.

He forgets that his kind of strategy does not work

against armed units which are not the conventionally

commissioned armed forces

that do not rely on discipline and formal training

to act as an army unit.

The ISIS is a loosely formed force

which does not coalesce as one army unit.

Incidentally, the graduates of the US Army War College

have a string of failures in their belts.

They still have to explain what war strategy they developed

to lose  South Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan,

Africa, Libya and Iraq (twice lost).

The liberation of Mosul is not the question here,

unless the retired Colonel considers the ISIS as a formal

conventionally organized army unit.

 Colonel Jeffrey McCausland

of the US War College may wish to discuss

Iraqi strategy,

or any US battle strategy for that matter,

openly on this website.

For this end he may use this email:

to communicate with me.

His comments will be posted here verbatim.

And I will post my reply accordingly.

We know that he has the time.

After all, he is already retired.


War Strategy.mp4

White Helmets Not So White


Crosstalk Oct 7

(this will be the next Nobel Peace Prize mistake)

The Vice-Presidential Debate

It now comes to the fore the campaign strategies of the Candidates—

the Republicans concentrate on what Hillary did

but are still not proved.

The Democrats concentrate on what Trump said

but are misinterpreted.

The debate sometimes turn to campaign speeches!

Their points do not meet!

(This debate might rest on the candidates’ demeanors.)

Capital Gains and Losses

Yup! We have this item also in Canada as income tax entries.

Capital losses, particularly in business transactions,

are legitimate tax deductions.

If this amount totals to more than the amount

of your capital gains for that year,

this can entered as a tax deduction.

Moreover, you can carry this tax deduction over

to the next year as the amount deducted

is in a decreasing balances.

If you lose a billion dollars this year,

you can elect to enter as much amount in tax deduction

or you can run this deduction for several years

as long as the capital losses balances exist.

I hear that you can run this tax deduction for 18 years

for some particular person that we know.

I suppose he needed the revenue people to agree with this.

But the main this is that there is nothing wrong with not paying

your income tax if doing so is legitimate.

Now, regarding the media’s concerted effort to discredit some person we know,

maybe they should try to throw the kitchen sink at him next.

I hear that he has not used the kitchen sink for that long a time now

for washing dishes.

The important question is why the media concerned

are in a desperate program to bring him down.

Are these media afraid that he would win this election?

Open Season On Blacks

It appears that the season is now open.

The hunt is not for deer, though,

nor for the moose

nor for the elk.

It seems that the season is now open for blacks.

There has been a trend of police shooting blacks

who are almost always unarmed.

What we have here is a failure to communicate!*

Now I am not throwing you a curve

nor a breaking ball

but actually a broken ball.

Which should imply that you can’t hit it with a bat.

And even if you did, it would be a foul!

But all kidding aside,

the police officers do not communicate with the blacks

and the blacks do not communicate with the police officers.

This is why the blacks end up being shot by policemen.

The blacks don’t carry guns.

But hold on, that is not the only thing to consider—-

think about it—-

police officers carry guns

and also badges.

This implies that guns are carried with the the authority laid down by law.

Policemen should rule under situations requiring police presence.

And to maintain the peace they must control the situation.

It is then impossible to do just this if there are

contradictions to the police presence.

Contradictions like verbal aguments, swearing,

oppositions to police authority, and mostly

blatant exhibitions of disrespectful disregard

for police authority.

Whenever such incidents happen

the policemen lose their cool and draw their guns

in the effort to gain control of a situation

that he has already lost the moment he appeared.

Whatever happens then is just a matter of pulling the trigger,

if the policeman happens to be trigger-happy

or is just plain scared of a situation out of control.

Who is to blame for this?

It is clear that the police officers poclaim their authoity

in a loud manner.

But why the heck would there be a contradiction to this authority?

Would it not have been uneventful had the black stopped what he was doing

when the policeman said stop?

Wouldn’t it have been peaceful had the black got down from the vehicle

when the policeman told him to do so?

Wouldn’t it have been orderly had the black obeyed what the policeman

told him to do?

After all the policeman has the badge and the gun and the law to back him up!

Now why would blacks have the habit

of disregarding laws and rules and requirements

just to do what they want to do?

Schools make no difference in training them.

Neither do the parents in teaching them discipline.

There is no failure to communicate here.

There is just plain negligence to spank them.

And it looks like it is again open season on spanking blacks!

(*Strother Martin in Cool Hand Luke)



Watch out for this word.

Or rather, watch for this word.

Something tells me that this word

will be a byword in the distant future.

It should imply that humans will lose more of their differences

but gain more in commonality.

Humans will grow similarities in more aspects than one.

And all because we try to make things better for us.

The next continuing post regarding this topic

may not be in the distant future.




Unprecedented is the spat between the US President and the Philippine President regarding the latter’s war on drugs.

Obama resents the words uttered by Duterte calling the Human Rights Commission with words coming close to the effing words.

Obama calls these words of Duterte as spoken from habit when in fact these words are what we may call as favorite expressions which are identical to the effing words that are favoritely and publicly expressed by the Americans.

A personal confrontation such as this between the two Presidents clearly provides what the term “Ugly American” implies. It comes to the fore the difference between Asian naivete and American arrogance.

The Americans built this country of the Philippines around the tenets of American democracy, and ever since the Liberation from the Japanese occupation, this country has been the showcase of American democracy. Schools were started then, and even the American Constitution and National Anthem was taught. Indeed the people of the Philippines learned and even surpassed the Americans in national fervor, politics, and even in governmental graft and corruption. Before anything novel is done, the question to be asked is : how would the Americans do it?

Except this time, this country has something to teach the Americans in how to deal  with drug traffickers.

But this unprecedented act of the American President is an eye-popper and a game strategy changer. The Human Rights Commission should have talked to Duterte first before they lambasted him for the killings of those related to drug trafficking in the Philippines. By then they should have realized that the orders to shoot the drug traffickers are done only when the police are fired upon first. Such hasty accusations are characteristic of the Human Rights Commission when it attempts to control heads of state. They should be reminded again that not all countries live the same way the Americans do.

Inside a shelled nut (whatever that means) what Obama did with his personal tirade against another President of another small non-nuclear country is unpardonable by foreign diplomatic practices. Very unlike some other regimes, the Philippines is not an oil-producing, non-exporting, non-trade dependent, non-belligerent country which would side with the Americans by choice against any other country that the US opposes. The Philippines earn its dollars by exporting people. These are law-abiding, American-loving, God-fearing people.

If the Philippine President would do what he promised to do to sanitize the country of drugs, then the rest of the world should mind their own business and just watch how it is done.


(the popularity of the Philippine President among the Asian countries shot up after his war of words with Obama)