The NYT found he might have legally avoided paying taxes for up to 18 years. After loosing almost a billion dollars over two decades ago, Trump has used it to his advantage to legally avoid taxes. Trump has not released his tax returns after criticism from Clinton supporters. Is it possible that Trump allowed the 1995 financial records to be release to salvage his reputation? Why would I say this? If his 2015 Tax returns were released without any prior history, it would not show a profit.
Dispersing Tax Deductions Over A Period of Time
By allowing the 1995 financial records to be released, Trump could still show a profit in his latest financial transaction. This is pure speculation. After all, many business people show a loss through large purchases while still making a profit. This may not be the technique that Trump used but it is possible. For instance, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. In some cases, certain tax deductions can be spread over consecutive years.
Genetic Engineering has been around for a few decades now but with the development of CRISPR Cas9 has made genetic engineering inexpensive (a few hundred dollars) and faster (a few days). This breakthrough came during a time that the United States had a liberal president (President Obama) who did not outlaw it. After the discover of CRISPR Cas9, many nations started experimenting and the United States would have been left behind in one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in the history of science. China has already started using CRISPR Cas9 in human trials (August 2016). CRISPR Cas9 can be used for many purposes: treating cancer, aids, aging and many more. For many years, genetic manipulation was frowned upon in the United States for ethical and religious problems. CRISPR Cas9 could be used to produce “designer babies”.
If designer babies are produced, the genetic gene pool will be changed forever. In the beginning, CRISPR Cas9 will probably be used for medical reasons. Eventually it will be used for cosmetic, aesthetic and physical enhancements. The possibilities with CRISPR are extraordinary but is it ethical? With the advancements with CRISPR, we may see events similar to the “arms race”.
CRISPR Cas9 brings the ability for “super soldiers” to be farmed. These “super soldiers” could even be more advanced that Captain America. Also, the possibilities for engineering animals could be detrimental to the human race. We have already seen what biological warfare could do. How does genetic engineering make you feel? Do you find genetic engineering unethical?
Clinton says that Police need training and that we need criminal justice reform. She says that there are many good police officers and that we need to get guns out of the hands of people who don’t need them. She also said we need to restore trust back to the police.
Trump says that we need to restore “Law and Order”. He then starts naming his endorsements. He makes the comment that if you walk down the streets in black or Hispanic neighborhood, you will get shot. He supports “stop and frisk”. He says that police are afraid to do anything. He says that “stop and frisk” is not unconstitutional. It was ruled unconstitutional in New York and there were problems with racial profiling.
In my opinion, I do not believe Clinton would do any thing to fix the problem. I do believe Trump would be very active but “stop and frisk” would only lead to more problems. I believe Clinton answered the question better but I don’t believe either had a proactive answer that would be instituted.
Officers who shoot a nonviolent unarmed man of any color should be submitted to the justice system. The justice system was put into to handle murder by all citizens. A lack of respect for law enforcement will lead to more violence and anarchy.
Trump is asked about the “birther” issue after five years of questioning if President Obama was born in the United States. His reply is “he was able to get him to produce it”. Trump considered it a successful mission in getting the president to produce a birth certificate. Clinton called it a “racist birther lie” because he persisted year after year criticizing the America’s first black president. Clinton then brings up Trump’s racist past of not allowing blacks to be tenants in certain apartments.
- She didn’t know that “C” stood for confidential
- She did not intentionally mishandle classified documents
- Did not realize drone strike discussions were classified
- Never received training in classified documents
- Said she can’t remember because she was hit on the head
- Only one device was involved
Is Hillary loosing ground or is Trump gaining ground? Can the American people trust either candidate? Can a person who lost classified emails be trusted with top secret briefing that would happen each day as a president? If she was not able to handle classified information as a Secretary of State, would she be able to handle it as a president?