Dear Senator Schatz

Dear Senator Schatz,

I am responding to your e-letter to me which was your response to my previous e-letter to you. For your reference, your e-letter is copied below.

Why wasn’t Obama impeached? Where were you when the travesties listed here were being done by the Obama administration? There was no investigation of Obama, but there should have been on many issues.

There is today and for the last 3 years a blatant double standard and illegal disruption by Democrats of legal actions by the President Trump. You, sir, are part of that unconstitutional action. Democrats have blocked legitimate actions of the President, such as protecting U.S. borders.

Under Obama, gun running, drone killings, Benghazi, etc. should have been investigated. Obama’s DOJ should have investigated Biden and his son as well as the Clinton Foundation.

Obama himself acknowledged that he did not have the authority in the Constitution, under law, to do things he did, for example DACA.

Obama sent billions in cash to Iran’s tyrants, without approval of Congress, even though no nuke deal was signed by Iran; that was neither an Executive Agreement nor a treaty; it appears to be attempted but failed bribery.

Obama authorized bombing of Libya, but there was never a threat to the U.S., (which means Obama’s action was unconstitutional and illegal). Libya’s president was killed, their gold-based economy was destroyed, thousands of surface-to-air missiles were lost to terrorists, and each one could bring down an airliner. Obama, Hillary, Susan Rice et al lied to the world about Benghazi.  Obama/Hillary funded, trained and armed ISIS to make war on Syria…without Congressional approval.

Obama sent unknown millions of dollars to the UN “Green Climate Fund” in Korea, and promised a billion more, without informing Congress, which had already voted against such funding. The global warming/climate change agenda is a fraud, as I have informed you previously. You, sir, are endorsing fraud of Hawaiians and the American people. There is no scientific evidence that supports the hypothesis that human-produced CO2 causes any measurable warming. The evidence against the fraud and you is right here from the lab on Mauna Loa.

Democrat operatives who visited President Obama and his staff many times, as noted on White House logs, were filmed on undercover video admitting that Democrats have interfered in elections for 50 years, they bussed in voters from other states, they instigated violence at the 2016 Trump/Pence rallies. What have you done about it? Nothing.

Now, as everyone now knows, Obama authorized spying on candidate Trump, and soon enough we will find out that Obama probably authorized Brennan to direct the coup against Trump, a duly elected President.

Meanwhile, Trump has done nothing even remotely close to Obama’s many travesties against the Constitution and the office of the President. In case you or your staff have not noticed, the witnesses in the sham ‘impeachment inquiry’ in the U.S. House testified under oath that they saw or heard no illegal action by President Trump and the current prosecutor in Ukraine, who is also a member of Ukraine’s Parliament, is insisting that Trump and Ukraine’s current President investigate Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and Burissma about $7.5 billion. Yet you and your colleagues want to investigate Trump instead of the Bidens.

What have you done Senator? You have worked against the Constitution you swore to protect. You and your staff and colleagues in Congress are encroaching on the Constitutional authority of the executive branch. That is dereliction of your sworn duty. You failed to investigate and prosecute these many illegitimate actions by Obama and his administration. That is dereliction of your sworn duty.

Sincerely,

Clare L Bromley

Holualoa

 

U.S. Senate letterhead

Dear Mr. Bromley,

Thank you for contacting me regarding the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The process of impeachment requires two distinct proceedings carried out by the separate chambers of Congress as mandated by the Constitution. First, the House of Representatives determines whether to impeach an individual by approving the Articles of Impeachment. If a simple majority of the House passes the Articles of Impeachment, the matter is then presented to the Senate to conduct an impeachment trial. A conviction on the impeachment requires the support of a two-thirds majority of the Senate.

Impeachment is not a proceeding to overturn the results of an election. It is a means of ensuring that law and order is followed by the highest powers in our country. In addition to the constitutional grounds of treason and high crimes, prior impeachments by the Congress have recognized three types of conduct that could constitute grounds for impeachment:

(1) improperly exceeding or abusing the powers of the office;

(2) behavior incompatible with the function and purpose of the office; and

(3) misusing the office for an improper purpose or for personal gain.

I will remain vigilant and will fight against policies and agendas that undermine the founding principles of our government or diminish the fundamental rights that define who we are as a nation. If the House of Representatives pass Articles of Impeachment, I will be ready to act according to the responsibilities of the Senate mandated by the Constitution. Mahalo again for contacting me.

Sincerely,

BRIAN SCHATZ

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz

 

The letter immediately above was sent on November 25, 2019 to Senator Brian Schatz official U.S. Senate website address.  The letter immediately above is also a comment under this article on West Hawaii Today newspaper. https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2019/11/23/nation-world-news/impeachment-inquiry-crossroads-keep-going-or-time-to-vote/

It is also published here on LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dear-senator-schatz-bud-bromley/

 

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Time, the final frontier

For as long as I can remember, I have felt that I was living in the wrong time of history.  I don’t know whether my time was long ago or far in the future.

I am far more comfortable reading Edward Gibbon’s History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, or the Biblical books of John or the Koran, or the Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series of books, as compared to recent history, such as the works of Niall Ferguson, and by that I mean no slight to Dr. Ferguson and his exceptional works.

My frame of reference is not today.  How can that be?

Beyond Déjà vu, I feel and think that I have lived through the present situation before and at the same time time will live it again.  A humbling experience.

You may have experienced the feeling of being “in the zone.”  Everything you do is right and effortless and fits the situation.  You scored the basket.  You closed the deal of a lifetime.  The love of your life accepted your proposal.  Your child was born and healthy.

What I am attempting to describe carries with it that same feeling of completeness, but I took no action nor felt compelled to take any action.  I am watching.


“In reading The History of Nations, we find that, like individuals, they have their whims and their peculiarities, their seasons of excitement and recklessness, when they care not what they do. We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first.” –Charles Mackay (1841)

 

 

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Democrats burning down their House

You have to read the article at this link. Facts and timeline.

https://johnsolomonreports.com/responding-to-lt-col-vindman-about-my-ukraine-columns-with-the-facts/

Now, imagine if President Trump takes the stand in an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, and his defense lawyer asks him some practiced questions for some prepared answers.
On the stand, it is squarely within the President’s authority to de-classify and produce evidence in his defense, for example anything CIA, NSA, FBI has which he wants America, the Senate and the world to hear and know.
At once, he could drain the swamp, pull the drain on decades of corruption. U.S. Marshal’s could be waiting nearby to arrest the perps.
For example, how do members of Congress and people like former President Obama go from $1 million net worth to $100 million net worth in 8 years?
Or, who knew and when did they know that Senator Feinstein’s chaffeur for more than a decade was a Chinese spy?
Or who really did 9-11?
Or, who signed off on running guns to Mexican drug cartels and were any of those guns used to kill the Mormon family in Mexico recently?
How long has the government been spying on U.S. citizens and what information do they hold on all Americans?
Who authorized IRS to spy on and cripple conservatives?
Or, who authorized the myriad connections and money flow between George Soro’s organizations and the U.S. government?
Or, who is being bribed by the drug cartels and child and sex-traffickers?
Or, who ordered Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to be killed and why?
Are Supreme Court Justices being bribed or coerced?
Who was being coerced or extorted by Epstein, why and how?
It is a long list.
How many jail cells are available in federal prisons?
It would be a good thing for the republic to get the truth out.
Nancy Pelosi and Democrats are playing with fire. I wonder if they know that? Or, is their Trump derangement blinding them?
I’m going to buy more popcorn, how about you?
William Blum

 

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Sophomoric college dreamers

Karl Mark, the infamous exponent of socialism/communism/collectivism, writes in his “Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, “Religious distress is at the same time the expression of real distress and the protest against real distress. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions.”

Marx realized that religion was a solace for the hard realities of life, and he (and Friedrich Engels) codified a system of propaganda, economics and totalitarian government which is intended to substitute for religion. They dreamed up an all powerful, pervasive government as solace for the people.

Marx and Engels devised socialism as college students in the mid 1800s, before the U.S. Civil War. Marx and Engels were envious of the power of religion to meet a real need of the people, more than they were critical of religion. They wanted their socialism to become the opium of the people, and it does so. Of course, opium solves immediate pain, but opium is also addictive and leads to counter-productive changes in behavior. Thus, Marx’s opium metaphor is illusory and false; the solace of socialism is illusory and false. It may treat an immediate symptom, but in the end its repeated use creates worse problems than before.  Their sophomoric ideas of economics and government, their  illusions, are quickly gone after the revolution, and replaced by painful, deadly and soul-less tyranny anytime and everywhere it is tried. It cannot be done differently this time or next time. The damage is done. When you run out of other people’s opium, you soon suffer a painful death.

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Hubris versus concrete

Giant wind turbines, nuclear power plants, large solar installations, dams, high speed trains, highways for electric cars, etc all require massive amounts of concrete. The cement that holds concrete together is made by burning limestone (calcium carbonate), at very high heat which generates massive amounts of CO2 emissions.

In the production of cement, first there is the very high heat emitted to the environment, generated usually by combustion of fossil fuels which also produces CO2 as a by-product, second is the generation of huge amounts of CO2 by the chemical reaction that yields cement.  Cement production is generally reported as about 4% of total human CO2 emissions, but that does not include the CO2 emissions from the high heat source.  To produce cement, CO2 must be removed from the oven.

Is a so-called “green” environment or civilization itself sustainable without cement and concrete? Can someone re-invent this fundamental building material which has been used for millennia? Is that necessary?

CO2 is one of the gases emitted by volcanoes, generated by the same chemistry required to produce cement. Molten lava or magma in contact with limestone releases CO2.  The high heat of the volcano is burning limestone which was deposited as sediment on the floor of oceans and lakes over millennia, for example the famous 500 foot cliffs of chalk in the Seven Sisters on the Sussex Coast of England. CO2 and its ultimate sink, limestone, are part of the earth’s natural carbon cycle.  Burning limestone puts CO2 back into the atmosphere where it can nourish plants, which feed all life and make the earth greener and healthier.  The hubris of global warming / climate change proponents proposes interfering with earth’s carbon cycle.

500ft chalk cliffs Seven Sisters East Sussex England

CO2 in the atmosphere is not and has never been the cause of any significant or even measureable amount of global warming.  It is a mistake, intentional or not.  Statistics professor Jamal Munshi’s papers show that the CO2 emissions from fossil fuels are not detectable as an anomaly, a change in slope (2nd derivative), in the onging, slowly increasing net global average CO2 concentration.  This has bee routinely measured for decades at the Keeling lab on Mauna Loa in Hawaii.

The annual CO2 emissions by humans into the atmosphere are estimated to be in gigatons, which seems to be a large amount at our human scale,  but the normal, continuous, billions of reactions per second which make up the flux of CO2 into and out of the natural environmental sinks of CO2, such as the surface of the ocean and soil, are orders of magnitude, exponentially, larger and compensating – by physical mechanisms such as Henry’s Gas Law – for additions of CO2 by humans.

In other words, even if we assume that the planet is warming,  human CO2 is not a significant or even a measureable cause of that warming.  Since fossil fuel emissions are not detectable as a change in the routinely measured trend of net atmospheric CO2 concentration, then human CO2 cannot be significantly affecting any other component of climate, good or bad. Even if humans wanted to or needed to change earth’s warming trend, it is not possible to do that by controlling CO2 concentration.  Global warming proponents incorrectly identified CO2 as the problem.

Physical theory supports that empirical data. Global warming proponents have identified the wrong cause of global warming.

Attempts to control atmospheric CO2 are a dead end and would fundamentally de-construct civilization.  Civilization and society as we know them are constructed with  concrete.  What would life be without cement and concrete?  Future historians will laugh at the destructive hubris of 20th and 21st century humans.

There are references at the end of these blog posts:
(1) https://budbromley.blog/2019/05/01/responsiveness-of-atmospheric-co2-to-anthropogenic-emissions-by-jamal-munshi/

(2) https://budbromley.blog/2019/06/04/effects-of-human-produced-co2-are-too-small-to-measure/

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“Climate Science is Riddled with Dishonesty”

“Not all scientists are dishonest and not all news reporters are leftists with an agenda. But one wonders at the deafening silence where there’s clear, unambiguous evidence.”

https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/11/20/climate-science-riddled-with-dishonesty-incompetence/?utm_source=rss

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Today in Congress: 15 Nov 2019

Today in Congress: @RepChrisStewart [GOP]: “Do you have any information regarding any criminal activity that the president of the United States has been involved with at all?”
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine [Maria] Yovanovitch : “No.”
Must watch and listen to this Q & A:
Your tax dollars are funding this…
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Senator Schatz’ response

I will respond to this.  But all suggestions are welcome.

U.S. Senate letterhead

Dear Mr. Bromley,

Thank you for contacting me regarding the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The process of impeachment requires two distinct proceedings carried out by the separate chambers of Congress as mandated by the Constitution.  First, the House of Representatives determines whether to impeach an individual by approving the Articles of Impeachment.  If a simple majority of the House passes the Articles of Impeachment, the matter is then presented to the Senate to conduct an impeachment trial.  A conviction on the impeachment requires the support of a two-thirds majority of the Senate.

Impeachment is not a proceeding to overturn the results of an election.  It is a means of ensuring that law and order is followed by the highest powers in our country.  In addition to the constitutional grounds of treason and high crimes, prior impeachments by the Congress have  recognized three types of conduct that could constitute grounds for impeachment:

(1) improperly exceeding or abusing the powers of the office;
(2) behavior incompatible with the function and purpose of the office; and
(3) misusing the office for an improper purpose or for personal gain.

I will remain vigilant and will fight against policies and agendas that undermine the founding principles of our government or diminish the fundamental rights that define who we are as a nation.  If the House of Representatives pass Articles of Impeachment, I will be ready to act according to the responsibilities of the Senate mandated by the Constitution.   Mahalo again for contacting me.

Sincerely,

BRIAN SCHATZ
U.S. Senator

 

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Strings, the final frontier

The general assumption seems to be that spaceships and or UFOs operate in our realm of 3 physical dimensions plus time.  In my opinion, that is an extremely weak assumption, simply hubris.

In fact we know absolutely nothing about 90% of the matter and energy in the universe.  We don’t even know what we don’t know.  We only know that we cannot see or touch or sense about 90% of the stuff that surrounds us in the universe because it does not interact with light.  And that is about the only thing we know about it.  That stuff is called dark matter and dark energy and we can sort of estimate its mass by subtracting an estimate of the mass of the stars, planets, gases, etc in the universe that we can see and sense, that is, the stuff that does interact with light.  But, that estimate could be completely wrong.  We don’t even know enough about dark energy and dark matter to estimate the uncertainty in our estimate.

The volume around every molecule in the air around us is 99% empty space.  The volume around every nucleus in every atom inside every molecule in the air around us is 99% empty space.  Given what we do know about the difficulties of travel in 3D space and time, in other words in our known realm, in my opinion it is 99% more likely that aliens are standing here right beside us now, just 1 molecule’s distance apart from us; that seems much more likely than aliens traveling great distances in space ships and such to explore our planet.

The greatest body of knowledge in physics today, and the work of virtually all senior physicists in every university is known as string theory.  Today, according to Smolin in the reference below, probably no physicist becomes a tenured professor unless they believe and publish on string theory.   However, none of them have even the tiniest bit of empirical, real world evidence to support string theory.  It is entirely theoretical with no hard evidence.  It is all math.  That math says there are multiple dimensions in the universe and that everything – everything – is connected.  Insofar as I understand this theory, all matter – even the farthest points of the universe that we can sense or probe with light – is connected in space and real time by something we can imagine as strings.

References:

(1) The Trouble with Physics, The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next. by Lee Smolin.  https://www.amazon.com/Trouble-Physics-String-Theory-Science/dp/061891868X?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-ffab-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=061891868X

(2) https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a29771548/navy-ufo-witnesses-tell-truth/

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Dear Senator Schatz: November 13, 2019

November 13, 2019

Transmitted via Senator Schatz official electronic communication portal

Dear Senator Schatz,

Focus on the business of Hawaii.  Your comments about the so-call “impeachment inquiry” are false and absurd.

“It is a solemn time for our country, and it is unfortunate that it has come to this,” wrote U.S. Senator from Hawaiʻi Brian Schatz in a short statement to the press. “But we take solace in the fact that our founders wrote into the Constitution a remedy for the behavior that was exposed. Although impeachment and removal are severe consequences, so are the high crimes being alleged. The safeguards built into our Constitution only work if we have the courage to use them. The path forward is clear: we must honor our oath, present the facts to the American people, and hold the president accountable.”  What a lot of garbage you write and talk.

The “star” witness today of Democrats on your 3 year witch hunt was the acting ambassador to Ukraine, Mr. Bill Taylor.  Did your staff neglect to inform you that Mr. Taylor said he was no “star” witness and his information was “hearsay” only.  Taylor couldn’t name a single impeachable offense.  He couldn’t share a single firsthand account of President Trump’s Ukraine policy.    He couldn’t name a single qualification Hunter Biden had to serve on the board of Burisma.

The chairman of this sham inquiry, Representative Adam Schiff, failed to name any law broken by President Trump. But there are several laws Schiff himself has broken.

There is no offense, no harm, no crime to ask for a favor as Trump did.  It happens all the time.  It is normal  diplomacy.  In fact, given the available information about Joe Biden and his son, it is the President’s duty to ask for such help.  Any president would be derelict of duty for not asking.

It is in the public’s interest to know if VP Joe Biden withheld $ 1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees to get a foreign prosecutor fired immediately – because his son’s company was being investigated by said prosecutor.  Why don’t you investigate that real crime?  Are you in on their scam too?

You, Mr. Schatz, are derelict of duty.  Your duty here is to demand that your fellow Democrats shut down this witchhunt.  This sham inquiry is just more of the same unconstitutional witchhunt upon which you and your Dem colleagues have wasted 3 years and millions of dollars of the public’s resources in a treasonous coup to unseat a duly elected president.  Do your job or quit.  Shame on you.  You and your colleagues are the criminals here.

Sincerely, your constituent unfortunately,

Clare Livingston Bromley, III

Holualoa, HI

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