How far does America wants to go to being a pessimist

Insurance for the whole population

When you can find a a state where 15 percent of the population, about 640,000 people, are uninsured, 56,422 have signed up for new health-care coverage, with 45,622 of them enrolled in Medicaid and the rest in private health plans, according to figures released by the governor’s office on Friday, would you not be optimist? When a person can be qualified for Medicaid coverage at $30 a month, which would have not been available before the ACA and it would have costs the person $250 a month for prescription drugs alone, now all be covered, while originally for coverage a $169 a month would have to been paid, a bronze-level policy for a 48-year-old woman making $49,000 costs $237 a month, while a silver-level policy costing $313, would this not seem cool?

Would Americans not be happy with the decline in costs and the availability of medical care for so many more people in their community?

Illness and medication

Having the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcing on on Monday to lift restrictions on the prescription and use of the anti-diabetes drug Avandia after a new study indicated it did not carry an elevated risk of heart attacks.

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (3rd L) delivers a statement during a ceremony next to British Foreign Secretary William Hague, Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (L-R) at the United Nations in Geneva November 24, 2013 (Reuters / Denis Balibouse)

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (3rd L) delivers a statement during a ceremony next to British Foreign Secretary William Hague, Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (L-R) at the United Nations in Geneva November 24, 2013 (Reuters / Denis Balibouse)

The P5+1 world powers and Iran have struck a historic deal on Tehran’s nuclear program at talks in Geneva on Sunday. Ministers overcame the last remaining hurdles to reach agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program in return for an easing of sanctions, despite strong pressure from Israel and lobby groups.

Goin' to Iran

Goin’ to Iran (Photo credit: Örlygur Hnefill)

In the end, Iran agreed to cap its enrichment level at 5 percent, far below the 90 percent threshold needed for a warhead. Iran also pledged to “neutralize” its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium — the highest level acknowledged by Tehran — by either diluting its strength or converting it to fuel for research reactors, which produced isotopes for medical treatments and other civilian uses.

In return, Iran got the rollback in some sanctions — a total package the White House also estimated will re-inject $7 billion into the Iranian economy — but the main pressures remain on Iran’s oil exports and its blacklist from international banking networks during the first steps of the pact.

Obama could say:

“Today, that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure – a future in which we can verify that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful, and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon,”

Having Israel decried the breakthrough agreement reached as a “historic mistake”. What can be called a successful agreement?

Advertisement from the 1970s by American nucle...

Advertisement from the 1970s by American nuclear-energy companies, using Iran’s nuclear program as a marketing ploy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Before it was not easy for Rouhani a former Iranian official, a relative of Ruhollah Khomeini.

“The leader’s main concern is his core supporters, who truly believe that there should be no deal with America, and are closely watching the developments to find a weak point or a failure to blame on the negotiators for betraying the leadership.”

Though I do agree the reaction of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sounded very strange in my ears when I heard him announcing that world powers have recognized Tehran’s “nuclear rights.”

“Constructive engagement [and] tireless efforts by negotiating teams are to open new horizons,”

Rouhani said on Twitter shortly after the announcement.

Work on the next obstacle

It is in that same city, Geneva that an international peace conference for Syria will begin on January 22, the first direct talks between President Bashar al-Assad‘s government and rebels seeking to overthrow him, the United Nations said on Monday.

The ulcer in the world is not an ordinary abscess or boil, not  a pimple or spot under the skin, but a real have plague spot.

Looking for solutions

Is it not possible that on all matters the best solutions out of the worst has to be found and that often lots of water has to be done in the wine, for the best and to asure the better grapes can be grown to make the better wine?

Can the American population not see that US policy of diplomacy twinned with sanctions can be more productive than rhetoric, stating that “tough talk” alone would not guarantee US security. If you want to have opportunities to go into debate with your opponent you should bring him at ease and make him willing to listen and to negotiate. Is that not what Obama has been trying to do?

Not willing to see or just blind?

Do the American politicians do not see that now a clearance is given to diplomacy which can continue over the coming months to settle “once and for all” the “threat of Iran’s nuclear program.”?

“For the first time in a decade, we’ve halted the progress on Iran’s nuclear program,”

Opening doors

Obama said rightly, giving an opening to have the key parts of the program being  rolled back, having opened the door on diplomacy and looking forward to peaceful solutions to the world’s problems.

“We cannot commit ourselves to an endless cycle of violence, and tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it’s not the right thing for our security.”

Though it might look the Iranians are still talking double tongued, we should show our good intentions and proof to them it is not that we are against the progress of Iran nor  against programs for bringing a better fututre to Iran.

The European Union could begin lifting sanctions on Iran next month as world powers set about implementing the deal with Tehran while seeking to placate a furious Israel. The EU is willing to accept that Iran’s nuclear programme, which became public in 2002, though the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been unable to confirm Tehran’s assertions that its nuclear activities are exclusively for peaceful purposes and that it has not sought to develop nuclear weapons, now could be screwed back to such a form it could be really for getting the right electric power.

Thaw

The previous month, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) had ruled that the EU should unfreeze the assets of seven Iranian banks and other businesses hit by its sanctions. Judges said there was insufficient evidence that they were involved in nuclear proliferation.

No to Rouhani!

No to Rouhani! (Photo credit: Floris M. Oosterveld)

The sanctions have harmed Iran’s economy, but not to a point where its leaders have been compelled to negotiate a compromise with the P5+1. Nevertheless, Hassan Rouhani, who was supporter for the revolutionary clericRuhollah Khomeini, won Iran’s presidential election in June 2013 after running on a platform of achieving an easing of sanctions.
He had stated that he would support restarting international negotiations regarding Iran’s nuclear program in hopes of reducing sanctions against Iran, and did what he had promised. Rouhani’s candidacy appeared to be a long shot until several better-known reformist and moderate candidates were disqualified or dropped out, leaving him as the only moderate left among a slate of conservatives.

A negotiated deal with Iran, a year in the making, and the opening gambit in a plan that seeks peace and stability in the Middle East, is now perceived in the United States by the right as a distraction from the only issue that matters to them – taking down the Affordable Care Act. Was it then not dealing with the problem of nuclear proliferation and diplomatic solutions in place of military action?

Diplomatic efforts, fierce resistance and a Tea Party

Blockers of the democracy: Tea Party protesters on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall at the Taxpayer March on Washington on September 12, 2009

Last September when diplomatic efforts on the part of the Obama administration prevented a military strike on Syria and opened up the country to chemical weapons inspectors we could see the president of America did not mind to stick out his head in trouble waters. somehow he reminded me of J.F.K. in his submarine. I do seem to have a total different collection of that great American president it seems. Because what I remember of him I can not imagine him becoming a ‘Tea Party radical’ even when he was a Catholic. for me this person seemed to be one who really was a a big believer in the Civil Rights Act, but many Americans say the opposite!

Those Tea-party people cry:

The president is a socialist. He is neutering the United States on the world stage. He is spending us into bankruptcy. He is hellbent on expanding national health care, which will surely lead to government death panels.

they have extremist rhetoric sounds like:

The man in the Oval Office should be impeached — even tried for treason.

A previous president of the people

The death of the president J.F.K. shall be for an other long time a big mystery. But could he not be just assassinated in assignment of some governmental bureau which was fearful that president could become too much the president of the people and not as much the president of the ‘ruling country’?

Was this man not saddled up for his choice to bring more equality under the American population, integrating all coloureds as being part of the same nation? And now, ‘how on earth’ some would say, the people have to listen to a black guy who wants to get the poor out of ‘their own shit’!

J.F. only had two terms, but even today, though I was still very young and living far far away from his country, I do get goose pimples, and have to agree that we can not know for sure how the world would have looked after he got time enough to solve the cold war.

Texan cowboys

Today, Texans according to them are also in the need to lead a moral crusade. And it looks like they found the very roots of their tea party of 2013 in downtown Dallas in 1963, back to the months and weeks leading to the Kennedy his assassination. It was where and when a deeply angry political polarization, driven by a band of zealots, burst wide open in America. The men with enough money in their purse who became annoyed by the possibility they had to contribute for the lesser wealthy and were opposed to federal oversight. At that time the rabid media, Bible-thumping preachers and extremist lawmakers who had moved far from their political peers also joined hand and would not have mind a turn over. In 1963, that strident minority hijacked the civic dialogue and brewed the boiling, toxic environment waiting for Kennedy the day he died.

Today the world has a man who does not mind going into closed doors, welcoming new ideas, someone who cares sincerely about the welfare of all the people living in the same country, no matter what sort of race, which colour, which language they talk, what sort of schools they go or went to. No matter which education they could receive, they should have to receive the best, according this man in charge now.

The 21st century Don Q

But he seems to have to fight against the windmills like Don Quichote and Pancho Sanchez or the European Union may meet several times to discuss lifting some sanctions for Iran as part of the deal, may love to find a solution for the warzones like Syria, but others prefer talking a lot but getting nowhere, instead taking serious measures and undertaking action.

President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prim...

President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The ones who should know better, because they themselves have been bulwarked and isolated in ghettos, have long forgotten their Real Master and left Jehovah in the cold. {Most decissions are taken by unrelligious Jews and by the fanatic overzealous fundamentalist Jews who overlook many commandments of the Most High.}

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday decided to send his national security advisor to Washington for talks on Iran after warning the deal will convince Tehran it has a free hand to achieve a breakout nuclear capability.

Obama has repeatedly tried to reassure Netanyahu, calling him on Sunday to discuss the issue.

The Geneva deal came just days after Iran’s supreme leader described Israel as a “rabid dog” that was “doomed to collapse”.

Tehran has a long history of belligerent statements towards the Jewish state, and Israel — the Middle East’s sole if undeclared nuclear power — has repeatedly warned that a nuclear Iran would pose an existential threat.

Reflected in their speeches

Tea party members say:

John Kennedy’s dearest values and ideals are reflected in the modern day Tea Party.

How does it come than that they do not find Obama his dearest values reflected in their party?
It is true J.F.K. was a true believer in American exceptionalism

(something Obama does not pay even sideways homage to) {according to a Tea Party militant}

and was said to hate communism and tyrannical leaders of the far left.

The tea party- a reactionary child of the socialist health care law shoved down the American esophagus by Democrat arrogance- was born in 2009, but it would have found common cause with Kennedy, not an enemy.

The Tea Party members defend J.F.K. to be one of them because JFK “who had actually seen war and seen suffering”, would have chosen for them. though it is not because Obama has actually not seen war that he would not have seen seen suffering. I think in his previous job he would have seen enough of that and also as a person living in this contemporary world with all the news media he could not avoid seeing the many wars and lots of suffering going on in this world.

Undermining democratic safety

Corporations are forbidden from contributing directly to federal candidates under U.S. law, but they can set up political action committees, so-called “PACs,” to direct contributions from employees and other individual donors to candidates supportive of the company’s interests as determined by a board that oversees the giving. Such boards typically are composed of company executives and government-relations staff. PACs can donate up to $5,000 per election to any candidate and they make use of it to inter-fear with democratic free will voting.

Today, in the United States, seem to prefer that stakeholders may grip the power. They do not seem to be willing to see a danger in political action committees supporting those who support the policies that are most important to their business and that are good for the economic growth of the country. Everything is lined up to bringing in as much cash as possible for the companies, no matter at what cost for the population.

A serious obstacle

Once again the United States of America does find they have a liability in their president. The drag of the coloured president could be an annoying embarrassment for the rich. Therefore they do not feel happy.

According the Tea Party:

Democrats and supporters of the Obamacare fiasco have fought a running battle since the Keynesian economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said in February that in order for the collectivist welfare state to run smoothly higher taxes and death panels will be mandatory.

“Eventually we do have a problem. That the population is getting older, health care costs are rising,” Krugman said, admitting that “there is this question of how we’re going to pay for the programs… So the snarky version… which I shouldn’t even say because it will get me in trouble, is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this.”

At a stop in San Francisco on a three-day fund raising swing along the West Coast, President Obama said during a speech that

 ”sometimes people forget I’m not running for office again.”

The president was talking about Republicans in Congress and the immigration reform that he is trying to get through the House:

And some of them even forget that I’m — sometimes people forget I’m not running for office again.  Michelle doesn’t forget.   (Laughter and applause.)  So you don’t have to worry about this somehow being good for me.  This is good for the country.   It’s the right thing to do for the American people.

A negotiated deal with Iran, a year in the making, and the opening gambit in a plan that seeks peace and stability in the Middle East, is now perceived by the right as a distraction from the only issue that matters to them – taking down the Affordable Care Act. No wonder the president feels it has been well enough, when the oil does not want to see what use are the glasses then?

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Please do find to read:

  1. ObamaCare: What Part Are You Against?
  2. Why Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Matters – Resist the Lie Thrice Told
  3. Obamacare horror story debunked by Seattle Times columnist
  4. U.S. lifts restrictions on anti-diabetes drug Avandia
  5. Obama defends Iran policy amid Israeli criticism
  6. Q&A: Iran sanctions
  7. Which back voters in the US wants to see
  8. American Senate ignoring many voices and tears of their own people
  9. A small circle taking a nation hostage
  10. Boston Tea Party (1773)
  11. Tea Party movement
  12. Essay: Tea party has roots in the Dallas of 1963
  13. Tea Party Republicans Backed By Big Corporate Players Following Shutdown
  14. Mario Piperni on the Iran Deal

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  • France expects end to some Iran sanctions in Dec. (sacbee.com)
    Brussels (Belgium) — European Union sanctions against Iran could be eased as soon as December, officials said Monday, after a potentially history-shaping deal that gives Tehran six months to increase access to its nuclear sites in exchange for keeping the core components of its uranium program.
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    Mann said work on amending the EU regulations was already beginning, but cautioned that changes depend on the Iranian government living up to its end of the deal.”It’s important that both sides of the bargain are implementing this agreement, so we would coordinate timing-wise also with the Iranian side,” the EU spokesman said.
  • Agreement struck with Iran in Geneva (globalpolitico.wordpress.com)
    A black tie charity ball was finishing up and singers with an after party band at a bar above the lobby were crooning out the words to a Johnny Cash song – “I fell into a burning ring of fire” – while weary diplomats in nearby conference rooms were trying to polish off the last touches of an accord. Negotiators emerged complaining that the hotel lobby smelled like beer.
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    The deal, which represents the most important thaw between the United States and Iran in more than three decades since Iranian revolutionaries held 52 American hostages in the U.S. embassy in Tehran, very nearly did not happen.There was still ample ground to cover on the final day, when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived, joining foreign ministers from Britain, ChinaFranceGermany and Russia.
  • Thanks Barack… U.S.-Iran Nuke Deal Preserves Iran’s Nuclear Program (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)critics, including Israel’s prime minister, say any loosening of the sanctions will likely spur a flood of international dealmaking with Iran, and increase lobbing pressure in numerous countries for an end to the sanctions long before Iran’s nuclear bomb program is dismantled.
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    “This is a process of attempting to restore confidence,” said Zarif, whose superiors repeatedly promised to wipe Israel off the map, have funded numerous killings of U.S. soldiers in Iraq, funded Hezbollah attacks on Israel and are providing Syria’s government with cash, weapons and soldiers for its civil war.
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    If Iran actually complies with the deal, it would also prevent the Iranians from starting up a highly radioactive plutonium reactor at Arak. That plutonium reactor can make the highly radioactive fuel for second-generation nuclear bombs, dubbed H-bombs.But the deal would not stop Iran from nearly completing the plutonium reactor during the next six month stage of negotiations.
  • One Giant Leap Towards War (askmarion.wordpress.com)
    My good friends, this is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And now I recommend you to go home and sleep quietly in your beds. — Neville Chamberlain
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    As the nukes begin to fly, will Obama feign shock and quietly applaud? I believe so, even when the EMPs strike America. His allegiances are to communists and Islamists, not to America. Israel will stand alone and fight it seems. My money is always on God’s people. For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American. May God forgive us for what our ruler has wrought.
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    Iran evidently got everything they wanted and more, including money to speed along their evil little venture. I expected this and even I am shocked. Iran never even slowed down. They were confident of the outcome, one way or the other. They are on a mission from their God — one for the Mahdi that ends in blood across the globe. It would seem the leaders of the world are cool with that, especially Obama. In fact, Russia is funding two new nuclear power plants as I write this. You knew the Ruskies were behind Iran, right? I’ve stated it enough on this blog. Russia is using Iran to do its dirty work for them and Obama knows it.
  • What’s the Deal With the Iran Nuclear Deal? (world.time.com)
    Why is Iran’s nuclear program considered such a threat?
    Iran’s nuclear program launched in the late 1950s with considerable American aid — at the time, the country’s ruling monarchy was firmly in Washington’s geopolitical camp. That all ended when the 1979 revolution toppled the Shah and ushered in the Islamic Republic. Thereafter, successive Iranian governments have insisted their nuclear program is intended entirely for peaceful, civilian purposes and that they have no interest in building a bomb. The West, chiefly the U.S. and Israel, looks upon this claim with great skepticism.

About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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