Editor.

Another “normal” day: COVID-19, riots, destruction, shootings, the emphasis on BLMs (not ALM?), statues being destroyed,Trump giving away the farm at our expense just to be reelected, city councils studying ways to “defund” law enforcement (really?). As a result of all the hype in states such as Oregon, Minnesota, Washington DC and others, the PCS has estimated that the riots and the collateral damage it’s caused has cost the insurance companies over $1.2 billion.

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Joe Simoni

San Mateo

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Jorg

Terence Why: Arguing about whether Donald Trump is a total dud, or worse, is one thing, but questioning the math level of someone you know nothing about, is more than stupid! OK, since you challenged me, I’ll give you a very simple test, simple for someone who at least has a rudimentary knowledge of very basic, simple math. Without pen and paper, and with no calculator, computer or other gadgets, figure out in your head the sum of all numbers from 1 through 100! Let me know your answer, how you did it, and how long it took you, and I’ll let you know how old I was when I figured it out, and how long it took. Be honest now, - despite your Republican inclination!

I’ll give you a consolation price, though! I have to admit, that I do have some trouble with some of the math in a textbook I wrote decades ago on strength calculations of welded structures! There are so many symbols that now look Greek to me. Tough stuff, indeed.

Terence Y

Jorg, right back at you about questioning somebody’s math skills. By the time I finished reading your test sentence, I already knew the answer. However, if you really are as smart as you think then why are you a Democrat? Why do you keep falling hook, line and sinker for these debunked Democrat hoaxes? Why do you mindlessly accept fake news? Why do you blindly follow Democrat leaders and not question their veracity? And please stop with strength calculations and welded structure talk, you’re giving me flashbacks. Nowadays, I prefer to think of Greek only in relation to food.

Jorg

So, what's our answer? And, did you do it on your own? Be honest now, not Republican! Couldn't figure it out, could you?!

Terence Y

You’re quite amusing, Jorg. 5050 coming from 50 sets of 100 and the orphan 50. Now your turn to answer my questions. Or can you not answer them?

Tommy Tee

OK, Terence--so just like your buddies at Fox, you completely ignore Trump's ineptness. Instead you do the usual deflect and deny. That's ok. As your president said (on Covid deaths): "It is what it is." Stay healthy.

Terence Y

OK, Tommy Irrationali-Tee, so like your Democrat overlords, you completely ignore the facts. Instead, you blindly accept fake news and outright lies as truth. That’s ok. Don't forget when brain dead Biden said (to black people), “You ain’t black.” And Biden speaking to an audience, “So I learned about roaches, I learned about kids jumping on my lap.” Biden calling kids roaches? Everyone, especially parents, should be scared by this guy.

Ray Fowler

Jorg

Thanks for some background and your perspective on the Nobel nominating process. Going back at least 40 years... Jimmy Carter drew a line in the sand in the Middle East and threatened the Soviets with military force, Ronald Reagan extended that policy and used the military overseas, George HW Bush attacked Iraq after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, Bill Clinton stayed in the Middle East and used US forces in the Balkans, and George W. Bush reignited the Gulf War by sending troops to Iraq and Afghanistan. So, why would the Nobel Committee expect anything different from Barack Obama? If they did push an untested world leader through the nomination process, I wonder what they think about their choice, now? In 2016 alone, with Barack Obama as commander-in-chief, the US dropped more than 26,000 bombs in seven different foreign countries. I feel the Committee acted prematurely.

The Committee does make mistakes. They failed to nominate Mahatma Gandhi when they had a chance to do so. Then, he was assassinated.

Mother Teresa and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were nominated and received the Nobel Peace Prize for their years of tireless work to help others and for giving a voice to millions seeking humane and just treatment. They didn't get the nod from the Committee based on what they might do...

I really wish Barack Obama would have been in righteous contention for a Nobel Prize later in his presidency. Such a nomination would have been based on an acknowledgement of great accomplishments in bringing peace to everyone... not just promise and hope.

Jorg

This may be shocking news to you, Ray, - but the Committee never asked my opinion!

However, President Obama was rather humbled by the whole thing, and never promoted himself, - as opposed to his successor in the WH!

Ray Fowler

Jorg! You are a funny guy. [Insert smiley face, here] We may not agree on many things, but I think we can agree that this is a forum where opinions are freely given without regard for whether anyone asks for said opinions.

What is your opinion... did Barack Obama fulfill the promise and hope anticipated by the Nobel Committee? If so, how?

Jorg

I think President Obama did the best he could, considering the circumstances. He inherited a lot of problems, while the Republican opposition colluded from day 1 to object to everything he tried to accomplish, including programs they were for, - before Obama promoted same. Who could have done better, and how? I don't know. And again, Obama never asked for the Nobel Peace Prize, and may in some way felt it as an additional burden he didn't need.

Terence Y

As far as I'm concerned, those Democrat-controlled cities can continue to harbor the criminals of BLM and Antifa and allow their cities to burn to the ground. Each highlight reel just helps to turn more Democrat voters to Trump. So yes, please vote. Maybe if we're lucky, those insurance companies will stop writing policies for those areas.

Christopher Conway

Trump was just nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his negotiations between the UAE and Israel. Even Jorg is going to be impressed by our president with this prestigious award from his part of the world.

Jorg

Not a chance! This meaningless "nomination" was made by a ultra-right wing, immigrant hater from the Parlament, where anyone can "nominate" for the Nobel Peace Prize without consequences. The deadline for this year was in February, so this won't have any impact until next year, when Trump is out of office and likely drowning in law suits.

Ray Fowler

Hello, Jorg

A meaningless nomination? Could you explain Barack Obama's peace prize nomination in 2009? The deadline for the nomination was January 31, 2009. What did he do during his 11 days in office from inauguration until the deadline to merit consideration?

Jorg

Ray: The Statutes emphasize hope and promise, which President Obama carried after 8 horrible years under the previous, Republican administration, with unnecessary, unwinnable wars, severely damaged respect and world standing, etc. Good enough? Apparently it was good enough for the Nobel committee!

Tommy Tee

Jorg: Spot on. It's the same guy who nominated him last time. A complete joke. Trump probably offered him a post if he nominated him, so he could join DeVos, DeJoy, Carson, and the never ending list of unqualified people in Trump's administration. The only thing Trump should be presented with is an arrest warrant.

Terence Y

Great job triggering the TDS-infected, Mr. Conway. Jorg is just too easy to get wound up. Tommy Tee-DS always has to put in his one cent insults and now that his loser McCain narrative fell apart, he needs a new hoax to push. Maybe Jorg and Tommy Tee-DS are jealous because their home countries don't have many or even any Nobel winners. I am wondering where your creeper puppy is today, though.

Jorg

Not that it should matter much, and not because I want to overwhelm you with basic math, but for your information, my small home country has twice as many Nobel Prizes per capita as the US!

Terence Y

Thanks for the info, Jorg. Your per capita spin made me smile. I like that you try to put things in a positive light for your home country. Too bad not a lot of positivity in your other posts. I just wanted to confirm it was TDS, and not jealousy. Thanks for being considerate of my math skills, but I’ve probably forgotten more math than you’ll ever learn.

Tommy Tee

Terry--what do you think of the latest news? Trump failed to do his job on purpose back in February when he was told how deadly Covid was. He really blew it and is responsible for thousands of deaths. He and his enablers continued on like there was no pandemic. You should be ashamed for supporting this corrupt man.

Terence Y

Nice try, Tommy Tee-DS, but five Pinocchio’s for you. Everyone knows No-masky Pelosi was telling people to visit Chinatown a month after Trump shut down travel from China. If you want to know who’s responsible for deaths, check areas run by Democrats, especially NY. Your Democrat party should be ashamed and prosecuted for elder abuse in pushing a senile man to run for President. Next molehill, please, this was another weak effort.

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