MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO HIM: Political parties threaten liberty, lead to constant agitation, open the door to foreign influence and corruptions and thus a loss of independence as different parties would side with different foreign parties giving those foreign powers influence within the country.” (George Washington, as quoted in The Great Courses, ‘America and the World: A Diplomatic History’)

HALF FULL OR EMPTY: In the bucket marked ‘glass half full or empty’ consider this: the new car you are thinking of buying, is it ‘steel silver or just plain dull grey?’

ARE YOU A DIGITAL IMMIGRANT OR NATIVE: Digital natives came of age during the late 1990s. They grew up on computers. They know what a cache is. They understand the cloud. Digital immigrants were born when byte and cookies were tasty, bus was transportation and a hard drive meant rush hour.

THE JFK ASSASSINATION FILES & TRUMP: The JFK archived assassination files were scheduled to be opened this past October 26th. A majority of Americans believe there was more than one shooter that day in Dallas. Who, and why, may be in these sequestered papers. Whatever is being held back is likely to be revealing, if not devastating. The words coup d’etat come to mind. However, President Trump has withheld the majority of these files for ‘future release,’ because intelligence agencies requested it. That is possible. And so is this: He will release these secret files only when it serves his purpose, like when he needs a major distraction, like when the Mueller investigation reveals Russian involvement in his presidential campaign.

Choose one of the following: Possible ___ Depending ___Of course___

SPEAKING OF DISTRACTIONS: Prediction - Trump will fire Special Council Robert Mueller when the the country’s attentions are focused on the holidays — sometime between December 22nd and January 1st.

ATTENTION ALL GEEZERS: Youth is the gift of nature, but age is the work of art. (Garson Kanin)

Tom Alderman is a thirty year veteran media analyst, trainer and founder of MediaPrep.

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