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FDR Signing Social Security Bill – this was the greatest moment in the history of the Democratic Party and oft-remembered by millions of the party faithful, but an analysis of Social Security compared to required bank deposits or high quality equity funds reveal we were getting federally shafted even before Democrat LBJ put Social Security deposits into “General Revenues” thereby converting them to a tax such that liberal elected ruling class people believe SSI deposits are their money!


President Roosevelt was famous for another policy his political progenitors ignore. He said, “All government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into public service. Particularly, I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the function of an organization of government, such action looking toward the paralysis of government by those who have sworn to support it, is unthinkable and intolerable.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt August 16, 1937.


Thanks to JFK we have public employee unions that have bullied federal, state and local governments into compensation packages which are three times what said workers could get in the private sector. Their success spread to public schools with disastrous results on teacher quality as the bad ones can no longer be fired. Public education is a calamity. The record clearly shows the most revered Democrat in history, FDR, would have been totally opposed to what is now happening to his party.


I saw my father break down and cry two times in my 20 years with him: When my sister died and when FDR died. He was a life-long Democrat, graduated high school in 1931 and applauded all the FDR social programs, but would be shocked over what has transpired since he died in 1999. I do not know if he was upset with Bill Clinton, but more likely refused to believe it. We could not discuss politics after I turned conservative in the 80’s, having been a JFK Democrat for 26 years.


My conversion came as a result of making the filmstrip series, “Let’s Vote” for MCA Universal Education and Visual Arts in 1972. I got into three Democrat campaigns as a photographer and they always think you do not have a brain if you have a camera, or any tool, in hand. It took a while, but I broke out in the 80’s.


I was shocked to see how arrogant and disingenuous politicians and their top people were. Their attitudes distilled to, “How can we fool them today?” Now I am sure the Republicans have not been much better, but hopefully Mr. Trump will “flush the toilet” Washington, DC has become.


Now the Obama Administration claims to have known of Russian “hacking” DNC activities last summer, but he did nothing about it. Why should that be? Or, is it simply not true? Julian Assange of Wikileaks declares his source of the Podesta emails came from within the Clinton campaign and not from Russia. The only one of the “17 agencies” claimed to have made a statement of “hacking” is the CIA, however…


One group of younger CIA analysts, thought to be politicized, claim they know Russian hackers got into the DNC network. The older men in the bureau do not agree. It is thought the younger people are making a political statement, but not reporting evidence as they have offered none. The CIA is not law a enforcement agency. It is an information gathering and analytical service.


Nonetheless, Josh Earnest continues to say, “…17 agencies…”


What in the world could have been in the John Podesta emails that would cause Hillary to lose the election? Higher taxes on personal income and business, new taxes on carbon, soda pop and guns? Her anti-rich people “Fairness” tax? Higher capital gains, a new equities transaction tax, a new “exit tax” for rich people fleeing America on her election?


“A US official familiar with the election-related hacking told CNN Thursday that the operation was carried out with sophisticated hacking tools, suggesting that Putin was involved.” That is logic we do not understand, nor do we think anyone could.


Democrat sympathetic press say while Putin’s “fingerprints” were not on the hacking, “the nature of the operation was such that this had to be approved by top levels of the Russian government.”


In the time of FDR we had a common enemy with the USSR, Adolph Hitler. In spite of Josef Stalin being a notoriously brutal killer of his own people we allied with him and were in his debt for having taken a big piece of the Vermacht in World War II.


Today we have an enemy in common with Russia, Islam, the terrorists of which have operated in Russia more than they have in the United States. Our public is not aware of it as Russian news is controlled, but be sure, they would welcome and be of great aid to us in our dealings with the terrorists we believe are in every state just waiting for the signal to launch World War III, the battlefields of which will be our “Gun Free Zones,” schools where guns are not allowed, churches, theaters, nightclubs and all such “soft” targets.


The Democratic Party is destroying what could be an effective ally in our war defending ourselves from the world domination well outlined in the Qur’an with the silly idea they would rather have had a quirky, alpha male with a short fuse and 7700 nuclear weapons instead of a unwell, nervous female who only thinks of personal enrichment who let them acquire the Crimea and sink deep hooks into the Ukraine.


It is not to difficult to see why Russia wants these two territories as the first gives them a warm water port they need and the second is capable of supplying 60% of their grain needs. As the great philosopher Forrest Gump said, “Stupid is as stupid does.” Democrats gone crazy.

Adrian Vance

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Adrian Vance

Trained as a science teacher, with eight years classroom experience, he has been writing professionally since the age of 15. He was the youngest person to be published in Journal of the Illinois Academy of Science at 17 as a result of a paper he wrote suggesting a revision in the science teaching curriculum. Publication was accidental as his teacher headed the selection committee and his paper was sent to the printer in error. Nonetheless, it received positive response. It proposed teaching General Science, then Physics followed by Chemistry with Biology in the senior year given the then new molecular focus in Biology. During his college years he worked on the school newspaper, primarily as a photographer and did an occasional feature, some of which caused him to be called to the Dean's office. "You don't like the way we do things here?" was the usual opening remark followed by the expected suggestion. After his third year, exhausted and without direction, he left for one year, but returned, when Sputnik and Admiral Rickover's books documented a crisis in American education. He felt called to teach and completed a B.S. in Physical Science at Illinois State University with a major in chemistry, minor in biology, near minors physics and education. He did graduate work in both Illinois and California completing a California Life Diploma teaching credential in 1962. While teaching he saw many needs and opportunities in educational publishing so he wrote and produced educational materials, primarily filmstrips and sound recordings. He also wrote for photographic magazines as film work put him in touch with many photographic and production problems. He has 325 screen credits in educational, industrial film and filmstrip as a writer-producer. In 1976 he won the Learning Magazine “Best of the Year” award for his “You in the Universe” filmstrip series and the New York Film and Television Festival Silver Medal for “An Introduction to Cells” filmstrip series. For a partial database of Adrian’s publications please click on and you will see them listed by series title and publisher. Each series title included four to 30 filmstrips and all are not fully listed in this database. The grand total is over 800. Over that 30 years Mr. Vance also wrote other material: two books, published in New York: “UFO’s: The Eye and the Camera” for Barlenmir House and “Audiovisual Production” for Amphoto Books. He wrote and illustrated over 100 features and columns for photography magazines. He was a Founding Contributing Editor for Peterson's PhotoGraphic Magazine and the West Coast Editor of Popular Photography from 1974 to 1978, writing a monthly column for the magazine. As a result of underwater photography work he contributed to SKIN DIVER magazine in the 70's. His "Timing Waves to Enter The Sea" article, first appearing in SKIN DIVER, is now a chapter in a classified U.S. Navy Seals training manual. "UFO's, The Eye and the Camera" documents his "Two channel information theory for the analysis of events simultaneously seen and photographed." It is the first comparative analysis of vision and photography written with the idea of combining information from both sources into a single analysis that can be used scientifically and forensically. Mr. Vance is also credited with solving the mystery of how complete maps of Earth were drawn in antiquity and he rediscovered Captain Cook's secret method of locating Pacific islands so well their positions have only recently been improved. He is cited with discovering the method in the seventh edition of "The Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings," by Dr. Charles Hapgood and he later contributed to a definitive article on cartography in antiquity for The Smithsonian Magazine as they confirmed his method. On February 19, 1976 Mr. Vance got a “Certificate of Appreciation” award from the Los Angeles Police Department “in grateful recognition of his generosity in make available to officers of this Department the talents and training of his German Shepherd, Boris. The ready willingness of Mr. Adrian Vance to become involved and to make available his valuable dog in a potentially hazardous situation deserves the gratitude and approbation of the entire Los Angeles Police Department.” This incident was critical to the LAPD administration’s realization that trained dogs could be of value in police work and they are now employed by the LAPD. When the computer replaced film the school market audio-visual field he switched horses at full gallop and produced 460 computer educational disk systems for the Apple II computer over 15 years. During that time he became a professional broadcaster in the 90's to promote the State Water bond issue in Santa Barbara, California as he felt it was critical for the town. He was publicly credited for having been one of the top ten reasons the measure passed thanks to his book “Drought in Paradise” and radio work. The collapse of his software business when Apple Computer discontinued the "II" machine line in 1995 crystallized the failure of his second marriage. With no clear direction in the school market supplemental materials field he sought a career in broadcasting in Las Vegas, Nevada doing shows on both KDWN and KXNT. This was unsatisfying due to the "star" economics of commercial radio where a few performers make millions and everyone else starves. Mr. Vance has also been a day trader, strategist, system developer and author on the equities markets and trading. He now trades stock, land and develops residential property. His website and trading information service, "The Stock Surfer" was a leading Internet service for seven years. He has been developing “The Young Americans” series of Young Adult novels promoting conservative values as well as his personal memoir, “A Long Way From Normal.” You can buy Adrian Vance’ books or downloads at December 21, 2010 he was awarded US. Patent 7,855,061 for his “Fuel Farm” that makes a gasoline equivalent 100 Octane fuel, butanol, from CO2, water and sunlight with algae and bacteria. You can see the full disclosure websites regarding his inventions at: and -30-


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