Libertarian Ticket a Laughingstock as Gary Johnson Can’t Name a Single Foreign Leader

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ASNAmerican System Network|Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hoboken Train Crash Another Avoidable Tragedy Caused by Failure of Congress to Mandate Immediate Installation of Positive Train Control (PTC); Calls Heard for Impeachment of New Jersey Gov. Christie over Bridgegate Scandal; Working Families in Crisis as Child Care Costs Exceed Tuition at State Universities in Many Parts of U.S.; Was Britain’s MI-6 Spy Agency Behind the Burning of Aleppo Aid Convoy?; Elon Musk Speech on “Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species” Shows Optimism Is Still Alive, and Could Give Democrats a Path to Winning in Florida

Education Levels and Political Preferences State by State 41 Days Before Election Day, 2016

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
September 28, 2016

This table shows 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked in descending order of educational attainment as measured by the percentage of their respective populations currently holding a bachelor’s degree. For each state in which recent polling is available, those results are indicated in the column marked “Election 2016.” Senator Bernie Sanders today noted that while the United States once led the world in the percentage of young people graduating from college, we have now slipped to number fifteen in this important category. This situation underlines the need to restore the US competitive position in the world with free college in public institutions for working people and the middle class all across the country, supplemented by debt-free college for other qualified applicants. This is an issue which compels the attention of all Americans who are concerned about the nation’s future.

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State Election 2016 HS Grad HS Rank Bach.Degree Bach.RankSort ASC Adv.Degree Adv.Rank
District of Columbia Clinton +40 87.1% 48.5% 28%
Massachusetts Clinton +26 89% 19 38.2% 1 16.4% 1
Maryland Clinton +33 89% 20 37.3% 2 16% 2
Colorado Clinton +2 89.3% 17 35.9% 3 12.7% 8
Connecticut Clinton +15 88.6% 21 35.6% 4 15.5% 3
New Jersey Clinton +4 87.4% 27 34.5% 5 12.9% 7
Virginia Clinton +6 86.6% 30 34% 6 14.1% 4
Vermont Clinton +21 91% 5 33.1% 7 13.3% 6
New York Clinton +21 84.7% 34 32.4% 8 14% 5
New Hampshire Clinton +9 91.3% 4 32% 9 11.2% 12
Minnesota Clinton +6 91.5% 2 31.5% 10 10.3% 18
Washington Clinton +12 89.7% 16 31% 11 11.1% 14
Illinois Clinton +6 86.4% 31 30.6% 12 11.7% 9
Rhode Island Clinton +3 84.7% 35 30.5% 13 11.7% 9
California Clinton +16 80.6% 48 29.9% 14 10.7% 15
Hawaii 90.4% 8 29.6% 15 9.9% 21
Kansas Trump +12 89.7% 15 29.5% 16 10.2% 19
Oregon Clinton +15 89.1% 18 29.2% 17 10.4% 16
Delaware Clinton +10 87.4% 26 28.7% 18 11.4% 11
Utah Trump +15 90.4% 9 28.5% 19 9.1% 27
Georgia Trump +6 83.9% 38 27.5% 20 9.9% 21
Montana 90.8% 6 27.4% 21 8.3% 37
Nebraska 89.8% 13 27.4% 22 8.8% 30
Maine tied 90.2% 10 26.9% 23 9.6% 23
Alaska Trump +10 91.4% 3 26.6% 24 9% 28
North Carolina Trump +5 84.3% 36 26.5% 25 8.8% 31
Pennsylvania Clinton +8 87.9% 24 26.4% 26 10.2% 19
North Dakota Trump +11 90.1% 11 25.8% 27 6.7% 48
Wisconsin Clinton +7 89.8% 14 25.7% 28 8.4% 35
Arizona Trump +5 84.2% 37 25.6% 29 9.3% 26
Texas Trump +7 79.9% 50 25.5% 30 8.5% 33
Florida Trump +1 85.3% 33 25.3% 31 9% 28
New Mexico Clinton +9 82.8% 42 25.3% 32 10.4% 16
Missouri Trump +13 86.8% 28 25.2% 33 9.5% 24
Iowa Trump +7 91.4% 3 25.1% 34 7.4% 43
South Dakota 89.9% 12 25.1% 35 7.3% 45
Michigan Clinton +3 87.9% 23 24.6% 36 9.4% 25
South Carolina Trump +15 83.6% 40 24.3% 37 8.4% 35
Ohio Trump +5 87.6% 25 24.1% 38 8.8% 32
Idaho Trump +21 88.4% 22 23.9% 39 7.5% 42
Wyoming Trump +35 91.8% 1 23.8% 40 7.9% 39
Tennessee Trump +16 83.1% 41 23% 41 7.9% 39
Oklahoma Trump +15 85.6% 32 22.7% 42 7.4% 43
Indiana Trump +7 86.6% 29 22.5% 43 8.1% 38
Alabama Trump +24 82.1% 46 22% 44 7.7% 40
Nevada Trump +3 83.9% 39 21.8% 45 7.6% 41
Louisiana Trump +16 82.2% 45 21.4% 46 6.9% 47
Kentucky Trump +16 81.7% 47 21% 47 8.5% 33
Mississippi Trump +13 80.4% 49 19.6% 48 7.1% 46
Arkansas Trump +21 82.4% 44 18.9% 49 6.1% 50
West Virginia Trump +27 82.8% 43 17.3% 50 6.7% 48


NOTE: Data last sampled on Friday, September 23, 2016

  1. “Statewide Opinion Polling for the United States Presidential Election, 2016”, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statewide_opinion_polling_for_the_United_States_presidential_election,_2016
  2. “List of U.S. States by Educational Attainment”, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_educational_attainment

First Presidential Debate Boosts Clinton’s Chances, but Mass Traction Economic Issues Deserve More Attention

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ASNAmerican System Network|Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Another GOP Shutdown of U.S. Government Now Possible at Midnight Friday Due to Mitch Mcconnell’s Refusal to Fund Clean Water for Flint, Michigan; Speaker Paul Ryan’s House GOP Seeking to Discredit Entitlements by Sabotaging Social Security Administration; Their Goal Remains Privatization, While Public Focuses on Race for White House; GOP Senses Last Chance to Impose Permanent Austerity Dictatorship of No Unions and No Voting Rights

100 Million Viewers of Tonight’s Presidential Debate Need to Know That ISIS Is Losing Big, and That U.S. Economic Recovery Is Within Reach While Maintaining Constitutional Freedoms

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ASNAmerican System Network|Monday, September 26, 2016

Minimum Wage Increases in 19 States and 50 Cities Raise Median Family Income and Roll Back Poverty, Even as Unemployment Keeps Falling; America Needs Return to New Deal, Not Autarky; Third Party Spoilers Are Not Viable; Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Suggests Pentagon Faction Makes Its Own Syria Policy Without Reference to Decisions of President Obama and Kerry; Libertarian Gary Johnson’s Regressive “Fair Tax” Would Give Bonanza to Top 1%, While Crushing Working People Under 28% National Sales Tax

Fighting Resumes in Syria, but a Negotiated Truce Remains the Only Alternative

Kerry Pledges to Pursue “Every Avenue of Progress”; Russian Officials Note Deep Factionalization of U.S. Government Between State Department Realists and Utopian Pentagon Circles of Ashton Carter; JCS Chair Gen. Dunford Concedes He Can’t Say “Conclusively” That Aleppo Convoy Was Hit by Russia; Still No Evidence of Bombing by Warplanes; Cui Bono Analysis Implicates “Free Syrian Army”

ISIS Routed by Iraqi Army at Strategic Town of Shirqat, Cutting Key Terrorist Supply Line to Mosul; Obama Orders NSC to Prepare Direct Arming of YPG Kurds; Inside Mosul, Terrorists Launch Reign of Terror to Prevent Uprising; Coalition Must Prevent Bloodbath

Study Sees 20 Million Americans Losing Health Insurance If GOP Destroys Obamacare; Hillary Clinton Now Well to the Left of Bill; Again the Specter of U.S. Government Shutdown as New Fiscal Year Starts Oct. 1

Early Voting Has Begun — Vote to Preserve Your Constitutional Rights from GOP’s Permanent Austerity Dictatorship

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.net – World Crisis Radio
September 24, 2016

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Black Jobs Matter: Easing Racial Tensions Requires a Revolution in the U.S. Labor Market, with 30 Million New Infrastructure Jobs at Union Wages at All Skill Levels Financed by the Fed, Plus a Ten-Million Job Marshall Plan for the Cities Paid for by the 1% Wall Street Sales Tax to Help the Excluded and Disadvantaged Enter the Workforce

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ASNAmerican System Network|Thursday, September 22, 2016

Call It the Marion Barry Memorial in Honor of Late D.C. Mayor Who Guaranteed Summer Jobs for High School Students; Results for the Black Community Will Include Full Employment, a Rising Standard of Living, Improved Longevity, More Upward Mobility, with Better Housing, Education, Health Care, and Mass Transit

End Militarization of Police Departments; No More Mass Incarceration of Black and Latino Youth in Service of the Prison-Industrial Complex; Stop and Frisk Is Unconstitutional

Rasmussen Poll Turns Reality Upside Down-Again

Lavrov and Kerry Still Attempting to Revive Cease-Fire in Syria; Iraqi Army Launches Offensive to Liberate Mosul from ISIS, Quickly Captures Shirqat, Cutting Supply Line to Largest City Left in “Caliphate”

Ceasefire in Syria Can Still Be Revived as Kerry Warns of “Spoilers” Opposed to Truce, Makes Powerful Call in UN Security Council “to Entire International Community to Get Behind the Best Chance We Have to Reduce the Violence, to Provide Humanitarian Assistance, and to Open Up the Space for Negotiations”

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ASNAmerican System Network|Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Makes Constructive Proposal for Thorough Investigation of Aleppo Aid Convoy Incident; Press Hype About Acrimonious Diplomatic Clashes Is Overblown; Kerry And Lavrov Schedule Meeting at UN on Thursday

Analysis Confirms Yesterday’s Russian Finding That Aid Trucks Were Not Bombed by Warplanes, but Likely Hit by Typical Rebel Weapons Like RPGs, Mortars, or Grenade Launchers; Cui Bono Review Points to “Free Syrian Army” and Its Ilk as Perpetrators, Possibly Abetted by US Spoiler Faction

GOP Refusal to Vote $1.9 Billion for Zika Is Crippling Entire US Public Health Effort as New Fiscal Year Approaches on October 1; Florida Is Ground Zero

NBC-Wall Street Journal Poll Shows Clinton Leading Trump by 6 Points, 43% to 37%, in Four-Way Race; Only 8% Rate Her Health as Big Issue, Showing Failure of Alt-Right Hysteria

Russia Signals That Syrian Ceasefire Is Still Salvageable; Top Think Tanker Sergei Karaganov Tells BBC That Disruptions Had Been Anticipated; Intensive Meetings of Kerry and Lavrov at 71st UN General Assembly Session in New York; U.S. Vital Interests Dictate Cooperation with Moscow Against Terrorism; Obama Must Stop the Sabotage Coming from Ashton Carter-Samantha Power-Gen. Votel Faction

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ASNAmerican System Network|Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Newsweek Cover Story on Trump’s Conflicts of Interest, Washington Post’s Daniel Sullivan Revelations, New York Times Expose of Insider Trump’s $885 Million in Tax Breaks, Plus Bipartisan Call for Transparency Signed by over 50 National Security Veterans Combining to Neutralize His Momentum

Early Voting Starts this Friday Sept. 23 in Minnesota, with Iowa to Start Next Week; One Third of US Electorate Expected to Cast Presidential Ballots Before November 8

Moment of Truth for Syrian Truce: U.S. Warplanes Reportedly Attack Syrian Army Forces Encircled by Terrorists Near Deir Ezzor Airport

Putin Working to Save Truce, Warns That U.S. Reliance on Armed Groups Is “Very Dangerous Route”; Obama Must Fire SecDef Ashton Carter and Gen. Votel of Central Command, Punish Others Responsible, and Re-Assert Control of U.S, Military to Preserve Cease-Fire; “Free Syrian Army” Terrorists Threaten to Kill U.S. Special Forces, Forcing Them to Retreat; Faction Fight in Obama Administration over Cooperation with Russia Against ISIS and Nusra Terrorists in Syria Pits Realistic Forces in Kerry State Department Against Incompetent Neocon Pentagon Boss Ashton Carter, Who Are Intent on Sabotaging Truce to Get Regime Change; Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Joseph Dunford “Voiced Little Objection” to Kerry Plan; U.S. Officers Reject Meddling in Syrian Civil War; Wreckers Cite Legal Technicalities, Are Shell-Shocked by Their Own Failure to Train “Moderate” Terrorist Rebels; Kerry Asks “What’s the Alternative?” Princeton Professor Doubts Britain Will Really Leave the European Union; More on the Catastrophic Trickle-Down Reaganomics Now Revived by GOP Ticket to Loot Working People

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.net – World Crisis Radio
September 17, 2016

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Syrian Truce Continues to Hold, but Russia Says U.S.-Backed Rebels Are Increasing Their Attacks on Residential Neighborhoods

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ASNAmerican System Network|Thursday, September 15, 2016

Obama Must Act to Save Truce and Guarantee Prompt Humanitarian Aid Deliveries to Aleppo; Time for U.S. to Finally Dump the Terrorists of the “Free Syrian Army”; Trump’s Economic Plan Is the Same Supply-Side, Trickle-Down Economics That Tripled the U.S. National Debt Under Reagan, While Lowering Wages and Looting the Social Security Trust Fund; GOP Candidate Wants to Reward Predators Who Hoarded Trillions in Profits Overseas with a Sweetheart Tax Rate of 10%, Less Than 12% Bracket for Workers’ Wages; His Child Care Deduction Works Only for Wealthy; Total Deregulation Will Allow Wall Street to Start a New Catastrophic Financial Bubble; Eight Years Ago Today, Lehman Brothers Declared Bankruptcy, Triggering World Economic Depression; U.S. Must Ban Some Derivatives, Impose 1% Wall Street Sales Tax on the Rest