It is not easy to prove that the hacking activity had "no effect" on the election.

"The report, reflecting the assessments of the C.I.A., the F.B.I. and the National Security Agency, stopped short of backing up Mr. Trump on his declaration that the hacking activity had no effect on the election.
'We did not make an assessment of the impact that Russian activities had on the outcome of the 2016 election,' the report concluded, saying it was beyond its responsibility to analyze American 'political processes' or public opinion."
‪Putin Led a Complex Cyberattack Scheme to Aid Trump, Report Finds‬

It is not easy to prove that the hacking activity had "no effect" on the election. You need to analyze the entire political process and public opinion in detail, which is next to impossible.
One the other hand, logically speaking, it is easier to prove that the hacking activity had some effect on the election.



If the word "terrorism" means "the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims", I wonder what the political aims of the "terrorists" are.  Are their aims being realized, or not? Terrorists do not employ weapons of mass destruction, and their tactics are intended to arouse "terror" among you. You should not fall prey to terrorism. You can kill terrorists, but you cannot eradicate their ideas by killing them.

You tend to classify people into "we" and "they" without justifiable criteria. The point is that "we" tend to fall prey to "our" ethnocentrism as well as "their" ethnocentrism. I think that the purpose of terrorists is not killing as many people as possible, but arousing "terror" among you to accomplish their goals. What are their goals? You should not fall prey to terrorism. Indiscriminate bombing, for example, kills not only "terrorists" but also local people and "prisoners of war."


Due process

What do I think about the president of the Phillipines? I don't know much about him. Did he really major in law?  Does he really know what criminal law stipulates about the rights of "suspects"? Was he mayor of a city somewhere in that country?
I wonder how many people who are not drug dealers have been killed by the authorities without due process after he became president. I wonder how they differentiate between drug dealers and the others because I don't think that drug dealers wear a specific uniform.

There are several famous online English courses in Japan that employ teachers from the Philippines. I hear that they have been a very successful business model. However, I imagine that Rodrigo Duterte's lack of understanding about "due process" and his outrageous remarks about US President Barack Obama are causing damage to the image of the state, which may have a lot of competent English teachers. Who would want to talk with teachers from Rodrigo Duterte's country? Can they talk freely about their president? I feel sorry for the Filipino teachers.


What did Trump want them to do?

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the second amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know. But I’ll tell you what, that will be a horrible day.”
Donald Trump hints at assassination of Hillary Clinton by gun rights supporters
(The Guardian)

"Although the second amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know."
I wonder what kind of phrase tends to come after "maybe there is".  "A way"? Where is the predicate that corresponds to the subject "the second amendment people"? What did he want them to do?

Did he want to say that "people who own guns" could "do something" to prevent  Hillary from being elected as

Trump's comment was "ambiguous". He did not precisely refer to the "political" power of NRA. He said, "Although the second amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know." Very awkward. I think that he wanted to say that guns owners could do something to prevent Hillary Clinton from being elected as president.


Donald Trump wants to rewrite libel laws.

Trump also said that The Times is "run by incompetent people" and has "an agenda that you wouldn't believe." He criticized the newspaper earlier this week after it ran a special report that concluded that the real-estate mogul didn't have as much influence in New York City as he led people to believe.

Donald Trump vows to rewrite libel laws to make it easier to sue the media via @bi_politics

He should be the first person to be sued by his proposed law. I think The Times' report is not "controversial" enough to be sued. His comments about his rivals in the preliminary election were worse.


Donald Trump is a bullshit artist.

I think Donald Trump is a bullshit artist. He is just pretending that he is good at negotiations related to money,  although his business career is filled with troubles with other people.


在日米軍関係経費(平成27年度予算) (防衛省・自衛隊)

Q&A: How much do U.S. military bases in Japan and Korea cost?(The Wall Street Journal)

Bullying others and speaking bullshit have nothing to do with freedom of speech.
However expensive Trump's suites are, Trump apparently lacks the decency that not only a politician but also an ordinary, mature citizen should have. This is not even a matter of what you call "political correctness", which some people passionately hate to abide by.


Donald Trump is threatening Japan.

Mr Trump threatened Japan that, under his presidency, it could be necessary to "walk" away from the treaty. "It could be that Japan will have to defend itself against North Korea," he said. "You always have to be prepared to walk," Mr Trump said about getting allies to carry their financial weight. "I don't think we'll walk, I don't think it's going to be necessary. It could be, though." (The Telegraph)

Donald Trump is threatening Japan. He demands that Japan should pay more. In principle, America should, at its own risk,  withdraw their military in Japan and return the land that the US bases are occupying  to Japan. We don't welcome proxy wars on our land.


Sanders made a great speech.

Sanders made a great speech. It was a very inspiring one.
Bernie Sanders - National Live Stream Address