Tuesday, September 27, 2016

One down and two to go ...

Debate #1 is over. Every word and nuance was dissected by social media, economists, minimum wage earners, union leaders, body language experts, others whose opinions count, and of course the voters.

"Who" was Hillary wearing? I'm not sure who but her choice of red was a great idea perhaps a message that she was trying to cross party lines. Red symbolizes war, power, determination. Last night, it made Hillary look more vibrant along with great make-up and hair. I loved the flat shoes as a statement to woman who feel obligated to wear uncomfortable high heels.

Trump wore a blue suit with a white shirt and blue tie. These colors combined with Hillary's red pants suit set the stage for red, white, and blue. Was that planned? As to Melania, she wore her usual solemn expression that I can't connect to. I also didn't like her black dress with the zipper back though others may like the look. In contrast Ivanka's pink dress did not disappoint for me.

Enough about appearance although that and body language say a lot ... let's get to the debate itself. Did you learn anything? Did either candidate explain policy? The debate was more about entertainment than information with Debate Watch Parties going on around the city ... and everyone picking a team.

The debate went as expected with Trump still showing his inexperience and lack of preparation - his comments mostly filled with bumbling blather. And what was all his sniffling about? Did he have a cold? It was really annoying.

By the time it was over, it looked like the beginning of Trump's downfall as Hillary put him the defensive time and time again - Temperament at the heart of the debate. It clearly was a win for her. Has she officially become the lesser of two evils? Was he only in the race to get her elected? Have back-door deals and policy finally brought Hillary Clinton to the White House? Wasn't that the plan in 2008?

In the Age of Technology, there was overwhelming reaction from social media - tweeting and fact checking throughout the debate. This was the most tweeted debate in history ... so far. It was the candidates vs. the public trying to find flaws in their rhetoric as if a reality show or game.

Bravo to Lester Holt who did a great job as moderator.

With two debates remaining, we still look at our choice of candidates realizing that it must all be orchestrated and try as we may to take the establishment down - that may never happen. Clearly something is going on behind the scenes - a battle for power that we know exists and can do nothing about as those who run the world fight for their survival at our expense. This is the way it is today and has been since the beginning of time - yet things see to be spiraling out of control for them.

To sum up Debate #1 - It was all staged with nothing unexpected happening. So glad this campaign season is almost over. We've learned a lot about the way things work, but also that everything is collapsing and no one can fix the issues. Reality will play out as is programmed.

How to register to vote   Google - September 27, 2016

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Buying a new cell phone

Every two years, I update my cell phone and plan. On December 1, 2014 I changed from Sprint to Verizon and from a regular Galaxy phone to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which I will own on December 1. I had planned to updated to the Note 7 when the battery issues erupted so I am waiting.

Yesterday, I called Verizon. If I don't update my phone on December, my plan will go down to $80 a month. After Samsung fixes the batteries on the Note 7 - I have to wait for a good promotion to get the best deal from Verizon. All of that works for me as love my phone, but this must be a serious inconvenience for other consumers. Would I change to an iPhone 7? I'm so used to my Samsung, it is doubtful though I am not overly attached to the product.

Samsung says only 60 percent of Galaxy Note 7 phones have been replaced in US and Korea   The Verge - September 27, 2016
More than 60 percent of defective Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in the United States and South Korea have now been returned and exchanged for new models, Samsung has claimed. In other words, 40 percent of the dangerous devices are still in consumer hands, almost four weeks after Samsung issued a global recall on the Note 7. The new figures appear to show a slowdown in the number of successful exchanges in the United States.