‘Wiretap’ Proof/ Is Trump Really President?/ United Airlines Farce

Here is an excerpt from the Washington Post that appears to prove that the Trump campaign indeed was “wiretapped”:

The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said.

The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page’s communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case Russia, according to the officials.

This is the clearest evidence so far that the FBI had reason to believe during the 2016 presidential campaign that a Trump campaign adviser was in touch with Russian agents. Such contacts are now at the center of an investigation into whether the campaign coordinated with the Russian government to swing the election in Trump’s favor.

If true, this story reveals two major points:

First, that Trump was correct in his allegation that his campaign had been surveilled, despite the media firestorm that said that he was making the whole thing up. Nikitas3.com believes that more proof is in the offing and that the story will become a bombshell.

Second, that current events are blowing the lid off of the media narrative about Russia helping Trump to win, despite the Post continuing to beat that drum in three out of three paragraphs above. Trump’s poor relationship with Russia shows that Trump is no friend of Putin and never has been.

Thus Trump is two-for-two on this ‘wiretap’ issue alone. He just keeps winning. Now here is a second commentary:

Rush Limbaugh recently presented an interesting thesis, that many people in Washington, and particularly many Republicans, are acting in a strange way because they still don’t accept that Donald Trump is president of the United States.

By listening to the mainstream media you might think that their behavior is justifiable. After all these media skunks act like Trump is not president or is an illegitimate president. This definitely has a strong effect since Washington is a media-driven city.

Consider the Obamacare repeal bill. The Limbaugh thesis fits well. After seven years of Obamacare you would have thought that the Republicans would have had a replacement bill ready to go. But they did not since they did not think that Trump would win. Some still do not believe that he will last 4 or 8 years.

On the Democrat side denial of the Trump presidency gets vastly worse. We all know the drill. For instance, they filibustered Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the first such filibuster in history since they not only think that Gorsuch was nominated illegitimately but because they still think that Trump did not really win the election.

Some leftists actually go further in their bizarre mindset by thinking that Trump is going to be impeached and that vice president Mike Pence would not then become president but that Hillary Clinton somehow would.

Dream on, losers…

This lunacy has happened before. The razor-thin victory of George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election, winning the state of Florida and thus the whole election by just 537 votes, set the Democrats off like no other event in history… until Trump, that is.

Alas, the votes in Florida were counted over and over and over and Bush won every time. This came after Democrat Al Gore had used the most sleazy tactics imaginable starting with massive Democrat voter fraud, which is part of every election cycle, and then by challenging and negating 1,527 Florida overseas military ballots on the most minor technicalities since they would be strongly for Bush.

Yet when Joseph P. Kennedy blatantly stole the 1960 presidential election for his Democrat son JFK, and everyone knew it, life went on as if it was really best that Kennedy had won. After all, JFK and his wife were so young and dashing!

The 1960 Republican challenger Richard Nixon did not squeal like a stuck pig over the Kennedy victory, like Al Gore and Democrats have been squealing since 2000 and like Democrats will squeal until 3016 over Trump. Nixon accepted the results and knew that he would come back someday, which he did, winning the White House in 1968.

So not only is Trump our legitimately elected president but he really is the new “counterculture”. He is a response to the left-wing, open-borders globalist/socialist ‘establishment’ culture. In short, the “outsiders” of the 1960s are now the establishment ‘insiders’ and the ‘insiders’ of the 1960s are the “counterculture”.

We all know about the “counterculture” from the 1960s and 1970s, the dirty ‘hippies’ and their communist handlers who were going to build a brave new world for us.

Well, they failed on a colossal scale; all of our social crises today stem from that period. If you want to know where the anti-Trump hysteria comes from, look no further than the drug-ingesting, America-hating, Christian-bashing insanity of the 1960s including screwballs like LSD promoter Timothy Leary and drug-crazed shlock writer Hunter S. Thompson, who was elevated as a literary giant.

He wasn’t. No really great writer would commit suicide like Thompson did.

Those of us Baby Boomers who grew up in the 1960s saw the whole deal plain as day. Conservative Boomers warned about it, while tens of millions of ‘hippies’ became hard-core lefties who today, all grown up, are on the forefront of anti-Trump mania.

The public discourse in the 1960s was dominated by the left and promoted by the media. There was rabid indoctrination of the educated classes in our universities that communism was not so bad and that America was the problem in the world.

Young people were told by the millions to take drugs, have casual sex, listen to demonic rock music and revere its makers, hate their parents, hate Christianity, hate the corporations and the military, hate their white European culture, etc.

Naturally the ‘hippies’ would despise Donald Trump. He is white; he is patriotic; he attended military prep school and he supports our military and police; he supports our Christian churches; he probably has never taken an illegal drug; and he focused on working hard and creating wealth for himself and creating tens of thousands of jobs for others.

Barack Hussein Obama, on the other hand, never created a single job in his life. Before he was elected to the Illinois state legislature, the US Senate and the presidency he was a community agitator in Chicago who created nothing but anger. In high school he was a self-confessed drug addict, so the ‘hippies’ would love him.

The hard work of people like Donald Trump, and millions before him throughout history, created our high standard of living. And ironically it was this high standard of living that allowed the ‘hippies’ to live their degenerate lives. The ‘hippies’ never had to worry about where their next meal would come from, as billions of people have throughout history. Back then, life was just one big party. I should know. I lived through it and saw it all happen.

So you would expect ‘hippie’ insanity to morph into anti-Trump hysteria. Particularly the drugs. Don’t ever, ever underestimate the damage that these drugs have done. Millions of people who are homeless today or living in poverty or who have developed mental problems or who died prematurely had their lives and minds destroyed by these drugs, including “harmless” drugs like marijuana.

Now here is a third editorial about the United Airlines farce:

Did you know that a Boeing 747 airliner, with an 88% passenger load, is twice as fuel-efficient as a Toyota Prius with just a driver? The calculation is further down in this commentary.

It really is stunning how much the media can deceive us; they don’t want us to know the facts about many things.

One of their favored targets has always been our efficient private-sector airlines. The recent story about a doctor being dragged off of a United Airlines flight shows how far the media will go. The media are making hay because they get to attack a big American corporation, against which liberals have been waging war since the days of Standard Oil.

Let’s face it – our airlines are the most amazing transportation system ever devised by man, whisking passengers across America and the globe in record time and maximum comfort. A six-hour trip from New York to Los Angeles sure beats three days on a train or weeks on a stagecoach. This is because the airlines were DEregulated in 1978. Now anyone can fly, whereas flying was once the reserve of the wealthy.

It’s really incredible how free markets work, isn’t it?

Now United Airlines is the whipping boy of the day. So I thought that I would re-post here the first editorial that Nikitas3.com ever wrote on this website, about an incident that happened on Valentine’s Day 2007 aboard a JetBlue flight. It was a similar situation where an airline was targeted by the media, and it contains timeless wisdom, as all my editorials do. It is worth re-posting here:

JetBlue Nation

It was wickedly cold again this year, right on schedule, one of the worst winters ever: Ice storms in the Southeast, frozen orchards in California, ten feet of snow in Upstate New York, record low temps in Chicago. Despite the misdirections of ‘global warming’ propagandists, Old Man Winter just keeps on coming.

On Valentine’s Day, a massive storm buried the Eastern Seaboard, closing businesses and schools, snarling traffic and delaying flights. And in one of those infamous mini-stories that comes out of every big blow, passengers on one airline, JetBlue, were forced to sit on one airplane for 9 hours, waiting to take off.

The story became a national scandal. Enraged ‘hostages’ captured desperate cell-phone photos of inconvenienced and thirsty passengers, obviously damning evidence to be presented at the tribunal of JetBlue. One flier publicly decried the delayed start for his vacation in Aruba. After all, what’s an Act-of-God snowstorm when you could be romping on the beach? See you in court!

So the question is: What has happened to the rough-and-ready nation that fought for freedom in the American Revolution?

Answer: We have become JetBlue Nation.

Never in the entire history of mankind have we had it as good as we have it today, in myriad ways. A Connecticut family of four can fly to California and back for the weekend, consuming 600 gallons of fuel for their little jaunt (the plane’s fuel load, both ways, divided by the average number of passengers, times four). In contrast, the average automobile owner in the United States uses about 600 gallons of gasoline per year. So the deregulation of airlines in 1978 opened up air travel to the masses, and they are flying in droves. More than two million people in America board planes every single day. And it all takes fuel. Lots and lots of fuel.

Energy buys speed, and our energy-rich world has provided us with the fuel to go where we want when we want, at high velocity. But since ecologists seem awfully concerned about our increasing reliance on fossil fuels, doesn’t it seem logical that the ‘global warming’ environmentalists in our midst would cut out all but critical airline travel in order to decrease our demand for petroleum? After all, if half of America supports Al Gore environmentalism, then that half can show its eco-credentials by staying home and watching Public TV.

But no, the flying goes on. And on. And rather than give credit to the airlines for making speedy travel possible for us all without a penny of government subsidy, the American media and our growing Crybaby Culture select out anecdotes like the JetBlue fiasco (which admittedly was a fiasco, with some very poor judgments made) in order to portray the entire airline industry as a group of money-hungry devils out to cause existential dread in every traveler.

Today JetBlue, tomorrow Delta etc.

Actually the airlines are doing an amazingly good job. Sure they can be occasionally mismanaged, and airports are crowded, but the fact is that flying is basically an imperfect science that clashes with the pedestrian nuisances of everyday life like bad weather, mechanical woes, fluctuating passenger loads, pilot work-hour regulations and, worst of all, an endless torrent of 750 million increasingly demanding passengers annually. Storms in one hub like Denver can wreak havoc with the entire system, as they did around Christmas-time, tying up planes needed at their destinations, which never arrive.

Rather than exhibiting patience and giving thanks for the overall wonder of air travel, however, and rather than treating their JetBlue interlude as an unfortunate misstep, indignant passengers and the media instantly made JetBlue the new whipping boy of American commerce, giving temporary respite to Wal-Mart. JetBlue must come clean! JetBlue imprisoned us! JetBlue hasn’t apologized to me!

Now just imagine if JetBlue had returned to the gate, deplaned all the passengers, and then the skies had cleared and the flight required extra hours for re-boarding and takeoff. Then it would have been: JetBlue delayed my trip! JetBlue wasn’t paying attention! I want a voucher!

In other words, in the Crybaby Culture of JetBlue Nation, you’re damned if you do and damned if you do. The perpetually indignant among us always are seeking some target, any target, for their ire.

Poor JetBlue even issued a panicked Passenger Bill of Rights which has led to the perennial demand that even the United States Congress do the same federally, to somehow codify into national law any and all conduct that might ameliorate JetBlue Nation’s rage and anguish. Hey, let’s outlaw snow!

Through our media, we get a picture of only a small and peevish part of our culture. Instead of focusing on the amazing system built by the private airline industry, the media have launched a relentless campaign against our Flying Fathers. Why? Because the airlines are free-market companies that have been let out from under the thumb of government. Therefore they must be punished in every way. Yet when government-run Amtrak’s thoroughly abysmal performance statistics are revealed, the media ignore them because Amtrak is our lame attempt to emulate Europe.

The JetBlue story is actually two stories. It is about spoiled Americans being enraged at anything that interferes with their perceived “right” to pursue happiness in whatever way, shape or form they may momentarily be pursuing it. The other side is that the real “rights” that offer us a shot at happiness are much less sexy than a flight to Aruba, but infinitely more profound. The important thing is never to confuse the two, which increasing numbers of Americans do every day.

Our real “rights” mean free speech, freedom to practice your religion unhindered, freedom to assemble, the right to a speedy trial and others. To some, free speech means the weighty and God-given right to speak out on subjects of common interest. To others, however it amounts to their unalienable right to take public any and all grievances and to have a few minutes of fame like the livid passenger who launched a JetBlue-Made-Me-Mad website which soon will become yet another shovelful of recycled electrons on the ash heap of the World Wide Web.

And when the Crybaby Culture and its friends in the media latch onto you, or onto JetBlue, like a dog on a bone, prepare to kneel on broken glass. When you wake a cranky baby you have to pay the price. But after the media frenzy blows over, just go back to doing your best, as JetBlue will. Because in just one ordinary hour you’ll accomplish infinitely more for the common good than the whiners of JetBlue Nation will do in their very finest thousand hours ever.

OK, that is the 2007 editorial. Now here is the analysis of the Boeing 747 fuel efficiency from a website called science.howstuffworks.com:

A plane like a Boeing 747 uses approximately 1 gallon of fuel (about 4 liters) every second. Over the course of a 10-hour flight, it might burn 36,000 gallons (150,000 liters). According to Boeing’s Web site, the 747 burns approximately 5 gallons of fuel per mile (12 liters per kilometer).

This sounds like a tremendously poor miles-per-gallon rating! But consider that a 747 can carry as many as 568 people. Let’s call it 500 people to take into account the fact that not all seats on most flights are occupied. A 747 is transporting 500 people 1 mile using 5 gallons of fuel. That means the plane is burning 0.01 gallons per person per mile. In other words, the plane is getting 100 miles per gallon per person! The typical car gets about 25 miles per gallon, so the 747 is much better than a car carrying one person, and compares favorably even if there are four people in the car. Not bad when you consider that the 747 is flying at 550 miles per hour…

And if the 747 is fully loaded its efficiency increases by 14%. These are the types of facts that environmentalists are desperate to keep from us so that they themselves appear to have all of the answers. Meanwhile the Toyota Prius needs a big taxpayer subsidy while getting 50 miles per gallon at 45 miles per hour with a go-kart engine. Big deal. Try driving your Prius from New York to London.

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