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A most unlikely set of circumstances has given us a most unusual President-elect; a man some have said the DC establishment would shoot before letting him serve.  Very unlikely given the protection he is under now and will be for his tenure in the simultaneously best and worst job in the world where he is virtually a prisoner in the White House palace.

Mr. Trump is on call 24/7/365.25, writing history on the raging water of what is now American journalism denying responsibility for the obligations and freedoms guaranteed to it by our Constitution include.  These arrogant men and women who think they are “the smartest people in the world,” have no appreciation for the free market that has a near-infinite collective intelligence.

They are now wailing the Electoral College system is undemocratic, not realizing that it brought “democracy” to the states in Presidential elections.  It was the key to the formation of our republic, which is not a “Democracy” subject to the whims of an consistently corrupt political party.  The Electoral College concept is the “glue” that literally holds our republic together.  Without it, the smaller states would get the short end of every economic law of the states they were literally feeding.  They would soon split off and let the free market bring them economic justice, but those calling themselves “Democrats” never teach that reality.

Major media are dying before us in slow, lingering deaths painful to watch as their circulations and audiences drop up to 20% per year in a death spiral they deny, but cannot escape.  The New York Times published a weak “mea culpa” 11.12.16, perhaps in an attempt to recover reader confidence.  They only documented their defects.

Who is this man, taking a huge pay cut to serve the people at great personal expense?  Is it for power or a way to make a real difference in a country he loves, now more than ever?  He appeared to be profoundly affected in his meeting with Mr. Obama.  He appeared to be wondering, “What have I done?” But, he will do it.  And, do it well.

Like many of us, Mr. Trump’s immigrant roots are only a generation away.  He heard tales of “the old country,” pains of leaving a family they would never see again, going to a land run-over by “hostiles,” as native Americans were rightly called. A nation with few laws or protections, but free land, no oppression, low taxes and personal freedom.

Mr. Trump is much more like the men who founded this country than anyone we have had in the Presidency.  His experience is not in government, but business.  When he sits at the head of the table, he knows he is not the smartest man in the room.  He gathers specialists who know more than he does in specific areas.  He listens and has learned to pick honest, sincere men over those who are not.  Our recent Presidents, coming from privilege or Affirmative Action, which is much the same thing, have believed they were the smartest men in the room because that is what they were told all their lives.

Mr. Trump has analyzed our economy and realizes we cannot import cheap goods and export our jobs without an era of reckoning of the kind we are in now.  When it starts the manufacturing and merchandising, classes make billions as their cost of goods drops, but when the jobs go through collapse of the local industries or export thereof, their markets fail.  That is the phase we are in now and the cure is simple:

Before 1913 America did not have personal income taxes, save a temporary one during the Civil War, which was dropped when the hostilities ended.  The entire Federal government income came from import and export duties, usually about 20%.  That accomplished two things:  The elected ruling class was focused on controlling foreign trade and protecting our economy.  They were not focused on fleecing the people with emotional appeals such that they would be eager to pay higher taxes.

“Climate Change” is a case in point.  Not only are we asked to pay higher taxes, but about 20 times as much for our energy.  Given complete conversion to “sustainable” power, the typical home monthly electric bill will be $1,000 to $2,000 a month!  And, we are now finding the lithium ion batteries required for automobiles are incendiary bombs in a serious crash or rollover.  If these cells are outlawed for automotive use, as they likely will be, our cars will have a 30 to 50 mile range and an eight to ten hour recharge times.

The point of this is that Mr. Trump is a man, who unlike the usual politician, is used to listening, good at sorting out personalities and motivations. He makes decisions on the merits of the realities and not politics.


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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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