President Trump can be impeached based on presumptions. Can you believe that? Not on facts, but presumptions. And what «The Hate Trump Media Mob» love now is the EU-ambassador Sondland and his «Explosive» testimony. Wow!
The FAKE NEWS MEDIA are telling you that Trump were holding back the aid to Ukraine because he wanteed to push Ukraine to investigate Biden. But Sondland didn`t say that. He said that no one told him directly that the aid was tied to anything. «I was presuming it was», Mr Sondland said.
You cannot impeach a president based on
what people presume, think, believe or feel. When became people`s
opinion better than cold hard facts? People can have opinions, but
what they need is evidence.
«My personal belief is based on 2+2
equals 4» Mr Sondland said in the testimony. Wow! What a genius.
But Dr. Wenstrup said something even
better; 2 presumptions + 2 presumptions does not equal even 1 fact.
So, here we are. An imeachment by people`s opinion, presumption or hearsay with no criminal activity. Not even close to impeachable offense. What`s even more serious is that the Fake News Media isn`t telling us the truth.
President Trump said in September that he withheld the aid because the U.S was the only country to pay their share of the aid to Ukraine. And worst of all; Europe didn`t contribute. No aid from Europe to Ukraine. And that`s the question; Why aren`t Europe paying to Ukraine?
Impeachment in the United States at the
federal level is limited to those who may have committed «Treason,
bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors».
Bill Clinton became the second American
president to be impeached in 1998. (Andrew Johnson was impeached in
1868). Clinton had a sexual relationship with White House intern
Monica Lewinsky and he was impeached for «high crimes and
The specific charges against Clinton
were lying under oath and obstruction of justice. The Deep State made
it embarrassing for Clinton. Telling the world about the relationship
could destroy his career. That`s why he tried to hide the truth.
John F Kennedy had the same problem. He had a lot of women and his father said he had to stop because it could destroy his career. But nobody did something about it. The Mee-too movement wasn`t born either. As we all know, he was assassinated. A man who worked so hard for Human Rights.
President Trump is trying to Keep America Great but some haters wants to impeach him for «bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors» based on presumptions. Not evidence.
If you`re a big fan of James Bond, you
already know what Aston Martin is. The British company are the main
supplier of cars to 007. But will James Bond be linked to the new SUV
in the future? Probably not, because the target for the new vehicle
is wealthy women.
Most of the British company`s current customers are men, so they want to widen its appeal to women with this long-awaited £158,000 DBX model. The new car goes from 0-62mph in 4-5 seconds and have a top speed of 181mph.
A new car travels 51,7mpg on average in
the UK, which is more than twice as much as Aston Martins at 19,7
miles per gallon of petrol. The comapny said it «targeted» 269g of
CO2 emissions per kilometre, compared with an average of 120,4g/km of
new cars registered in the EU.
Aston Martin is a British independent manufacturer of luxury cars and it was founded in 1913. The 106 year old carmaker has gone bankrupt seven times and the stock has been declining for a long time, so they need a boost to get back in balance again. Maybe the new DBX can help the company to reach their goal. The stock went up 2,01% after their release earlier today, on Wednesday.
The DBX is designed to compete against
Bentley`s £133,000 Bentayga, Rolls-Royce`s £264,000 Cullinan,
Porsche`s £101,000 Cayenne Turbo and Lamborghini`s £160,000 Urus.
They launched the car simultaneously in
Los Angeles and Beijing and said the DBX had been «very deliberately
created with instant familiarity and ease of use from the start».
The company hopes to roll-off its production line in spring 2020.
Lowe`s Companies will report earnings
before the market opens on Wednesday 20, and the consensus EPS
forecast for the quarter is $1,35. That`s much better than last years
$1,04 at the same time.
EPS at $1,35 will be a jump of +29,8 percent YoY, and revenue is estimated to be $17,69 billion. Lowe`s are joining Trump`s economic boom in the market and have so far jumped 25 percent in 2019. I think they can feel the boost of the Fed`s interest rate cuts.
Builders started construction on new
homes at a pace of 1,314 million in October, the Commerce Department
reproted Tuesday. Housing starts were up 3,8 percent from revised
1,266 million in
September and 8,5 percent higher than
the same month last year.
Building permits for privately-owning
housing units were authorized at a seasonally-adjusted rate of 1,461
million, and that was 5 percent above the revised pace of 1,391
million set in September, and 14 percent above last year`s rate.
This was the fastest rate of
building-permit authorizations recorded since 2007. Permits for
new-home construction hits post-recession record high in October.
Home Depot dropped yesterday after the
company cut full-year sales growth guidance. They reported $2,53 in
EPS. Wall Street predicted $2,52, but the results are looking fine.
Comparable store sales growth in 2019 will be 3,5 percent compared
with pror guidance of 4 pecent, the management of Home Depot said.
Lowe`s dropped 1,42 percent yesterday while Home Depot dropped 5,46 percent. Lowe was dragged down by Home Depot. Will Lowe turn that around on Wednesday? Lowe`s has a call scheduled for 9 a.m ET on Wednesday.
So far, it has been a good earnings
season with a higher than average seventy-five percent of S&P 500
companies that have reported beating expectations. That was strong
enough to push the stock market to record highs.
On Tuesday 19, Home Depot will report earnings before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending October 2019, and the consensus EPS for the quarter is $2,52, which is up from the same quarter last year at $2,51.
The Home Depot is the largest home
improvement retailer in the United States, and considered to be the
best run retailer in the world. I have been watching this stock for
years and it`s interesting and funny to see that they beat estimates
time after time.
Home Depot opened up two stores 40
years ago. In 1979, the first two stores, built in spaces leased from
J.C Penny that werw originally Treasure Island «hypermarket». As of
October 20, 2019, they have 2,285 locations and 413,000 employees.
The founders created a company to keep alive the values that were important to them; Values like respect among all people, excellent customer service and giving back to communities and society.
In December 2006. the Home Depot
announced its acquistion of the Chinese home improvement retailer The
Home Way. The acquisition gave the Home Depot an immediate presence
in China, with 12 stores in six cities.
But the Home Depot didn`t succeed in
China. They lack of success in China has been attributed t o the
disconnect between The Home Depot`s do-it-yourself ethos and Chinese
culture. The market in China is more of a do-it-for-me culture.
So, as of April 2011, Home Depot shut
its last Beijing store, the fifth Home Depot to close in China in the
previous two years. As of September 16, 2012, all seven of the box
stores in China had been shut down, and they has no immediate plans
to further expand its specialty stores in China.
The US-China trade war is risky but the
impeachment is even more risky. They want to impeach a president that
have done so much for its own people, and tax cuts and many reforms
have boosted to U.S economy.
Strong consumer activity and low
interest rate is helping companies like Home Depot, and this is why
they beat earnings all the time. At least for the last two years. But
according to DM Martin`s Research, the RMI (remodeling market index)
and future bid activity have come off their 2017 peaks in the past
The management doesn`t seems to be concerned about the demand. Last quarter they said; «Current health of the U.S consumer and a stable housing environment» was postive for them. Its difficult not to be bullish, and share repurchase can push the EPS higher.
30 years ago, some people in Germany
were isolated from the rest of the world. They were trapped inside
the Berlin Wall that was a guarded concrete barrier that physically
and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989.
Construction of the Wall was commenced by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) on 13 August 1961. The Wall cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany, including East Berlin.
The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as
protecting its population from fascist elements conspriring to
prevent the «will of the people» in building a socialist state in
East Germany. GDR authorities officially referred to the Berlin Wall
as the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart.
The West Berlin city government
sometimes referred to it as the «Wall of Shame», a term coined by
mayor Willy Brandt in reference to the Wall`s restriction on freedom
of movement. The wall came to symbolize physically the «Iron
Curtain» that separated Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc during
the Cold War.
U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
praised Reagan on Friday, saying he «courageously denounced the
greatest threat to that freedom, the Soviet Empire, the evil Empire.»
Reagan held a speech in 1987, but John F Kennedy said «Ich bin ein
Berliner» in a speech in West Berlin, on June 26, 1963.
That speech is widely regarded as the
best-known speech of the Cold War and the most famous anti-communist
Kennedy aimed to underline the support
of the United States for West Germany 22 months after Soviet-occupied
East Germany erected the Berliin Wall to prevent mass emigration to
the West. The message was aimed as much at the Soviets as it was at
Berliners and was a clear statement of U.S policy in the wake of the
construction of the Berlin Wall.
Another phrase in the speech was also
spoken in German, «Lasst sie nach Berlin kommen» (Let them come to
Berlin»), addressed at those who claimed «we can work with the
Communists», a remark at which Nikita Khrushchev scoffed only days
Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the United States for its support in reunification in a speech on Friday. Kennedy`s speech «Ich bin ein Berliner», and Ronald Reagan`s memorable Berlin sentence from 1987, «Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall,» as well as Barrack Obama`s speech at the Brandenburg Gate in 2016, are in all German`s memories.
Germany`s capital, Berlin was deep
within the area controlled after World War II by the Soviet Union.
Initially governed in four sectors controlled by the four Allied
powers (United States, United Kingdom, France and the Soviet Union).
Tensions of the Cold War escalated
until the Soviet forces implemented the Berlin Blockade, which the
Western allies relieved with the dramatic airlift. Afterward, the
sectors border between East and West was closed everywhere but in
Hundreds of thousands of East Germans
defected to the West via West Berlin, a labour drain that threatened
East Germany with economic collapse.
In 1961, the East German government
under Walter Ulbricht erected a barbed-wire barrier around West
Berlin, officially called the antifaschistischer Schutzwall
(anti-fascist protective barrier).
The East German authorities argued that
it was meant to prevent spies and agents of West Germany from
crossing into East. However, it was universally known as the Berliin
Wall and its real purpose was to keep East German citizens from
escaping to the West.
The Wall closed the biggest loophole in
the Iron Curtain, and Berlin went from being one of the easiest
places to cross from East Europe to West Europe to being one of the
The West, including the U.S., was
accused of failing to respond forcefully to the erection of the Wall.
Officially, Berlin was under joint occupation by the four allied
powers, each with primary responsibility for a certain zone.
Kennedy`s speech marked the first instance where the U.S acknowledged that East Berlin was part of the Soviet bloc along with the rest of East Germany. On July 25, 1961, Kennedy insisted in a presidential address that the U.S would defend West Berlin, asserting its Four-Power rights, while making it clear that challenging the Soviet presence in Germany was not possible.
30 years ago, in 1989, a series of
revolutions in nearby Eastern Bloc countries, Poland and Hungary in
particular, caused a chain reaction in East Germany that ultimately
resulted in the demise of the Wall.
After several weeks of unrest, the East
German government announced on 9 November 1989 that all GDR citizens
could visit West Germany and West Berlin. Crowds of East Germans
crossed and climbed onto the Wall, joined by West Germans on the
other side in a celebratory atmosphere.
The «fall of the Berlin Wall» paved
the way for German reunification, which formally took place on 3
Some people in Berlin say that they are
more divided today than 30 years ago. It actually started right after
World War II. East Germany differed from West Germany (Federal
Republic of Germany), which developed into a Western capitalist
country with a social market economy and a democratic parliamentary
Continual economic growth starting in
the 1950`s fueled a 20-year «economic miracle». As West Germany`s
eceonomy grew, and its standard of living steadily improved, many
East Germans wanted to move to West Germany.
Today, we can see that it all boil down
to one ting: The richest people in Germany live in the West.
Big companies and high income is
missing in the East were only 36 og Germany`s 500 biggest companies
have headquarters. In 1991, East Germany`s GDP per capita was
equivalent to just 43 percent of that in West Germany, but now it`s
75 percent (2018). According to a poll, most East Germans still feel
like «second class citizens.»
About 2 million people have left the East for the West after the fall of the wall, and two thirds of them were women. The Eastern population is older, poorer and more male. Only two soccer teams out of 18 are from the East. Interestigly, the far-right is doing it better in the East.
It all goes back to Stalin and the
Communists. The German Democratic Republic (GDP, East Germany) was
declared on 7 October 1949. By a secret treaty, the Soviet Ministry
of Foreign Affairs accorded the East German state administrative
authority, but not autonomy. The Soviet permeated East German
administrative, military and secret police structure and had full
The Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development (OECD) said schools were «a justifiable
source of pride for the East Germans.» OECD said that while
education system in the former West focused on dividing children into
different ability groups early on, the Eastern system was more
But after the fall of the wall, the
East was eager to do everything in the Western way, even education.
The education system in the East become more unequal. Kids drops out
of school and are worce off in the East than in the West. In West
Germany, people look back at East Germany in a very negative sense.
The West are more conservative and
religious. Politically, Germany is still very divided. Voters in the
former Communist states are voting the far-right AfD.
You can see what the communists have
done to the mindset and the community. We know the story of one of
the founders of Google, Sergei Brin. His parents escaped from Moscow
to the United States. They separated the kids on the school. Brin
couldn`t participate with the other kids in gym and matematics.
Indoctrination of Marxism-Leninism
became a compulsory part of the school curricula, sending professors
and students fleeing to the West. The East Germans created an
elaborate political police apparatus that kept the population under
close surveillance, inluding Soviet SMERSH secret police.
Who wants to live in a hell like this?
The emigrants tended to be young and well-educated, leading to the
brain drain feared by officials in East Germany. They stated «the
flight of the intelligentsia has reached a particularly critical
The loss was disproportionately heavy
among professionals, engineers, technicians, physicians, teachers,
lawyers and skilled workers. The brain drain of professionals had
become so damaging to the political credibility and economic
viability of the East Germany that the re-securing of the German
communist frontier was imperative.
Following World War II, Soviet leader
Joseph Stalin headed a group of nations on his Western border, the
Eastern Bloc, that then included Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia,
which he wished to maintain alongside a weakened Soviet-controlled
As early as 1945, Stalin revealed to
German communist leaders that he expected to slowly undermine the
British position within the British occupation zone, that the United
States would withdraw within a year or two, and that nothing would
then stand in the way of a unified communist Germany within the bloc.
The major task of the ruling communist
party in the Soviet zone was to channel Soviet orders down to both
the administrative apparatus and the other bloc parties, which in
turn would be presented as internal measures.
Property and industry was nationalized
in the East German zone. If statements or decisions deviated from the
described line, reprimands and punishment would ensure, such as
imprisonment, torture and even death.
In 1949, following disagreements
regarding reconstruction and a new German currency, Stalin instituted
the Berlin Blockade, preventing food, materials and supplies from
arriving in West Berlin. The United States, the United Kingdom,
France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and several other countries
began a massive «airlift», supplying West Berlin with food and
The Soviets mounted a public relations
campaign against the Western policy change. Communists attempted to
disrupt the elections of 1948, preceding large losses therein, while
300,000 Berliners demonstrated for the international airlift to
continue. In May 1949, Stalin lifted the blockade, permintting the
resumption of Western shipments to Berlin.
After the Soviet occupation of Eastern
Europe at the end of World War II, the majority of those living in
the newly acquried areas of the Eastern Bloc aspired to independence
and wanted the Soviets to leave.
Taking advantage of the zonal border
between accupied zones in Germany the number of GDR citizens moving
to West Germany totaled 187,000 in 1950. 165,000 in 1951. 182,000 in
1952, and 331,000 in 1953.
One reason for the sharp 1953 increase
was fear of potential further Sovietization, given the increasingly
paranoid actions of Joseph Stalin in late 1952 and early 1953.
The fall of the Berlin Wall is a symbol
of the Cold War in post-World War II Europe. The Wall separated East
and West Berlin for 28 years, and it illustrated the gap between two
political ideologies; Capitalism and Communism.
On Saturday 9 November, Berlin will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the peaceful revolution and the fall of the wall.