Be thankful

Yes, President Trump may or may not have made comments. Who hasn’t in this country? LBJ talked grossly to his tailor on the phone about areas on his body, as well as burping. President Nixon also had quite a potty mouth. And, of course, we all know about the Clintons.

Yes, an employee in Hawaii “pushed the wrong button.” I understand the face, but all I can say when people blame President Trump for taking “so long” to notify the public, think back for a moment to 1986.

The Chernobyl explosion. Russian government kept it quiet, employees were made to sign papers pledging to stay silent or face horrible consequences (although the end result was just as horrifying.)

A nearby town wasn’t notified for close to a week. To this day, the radioactivity, especially the hospital registers 2,000 microsieverts, clothing, boots, vehicles, trains. What happened? An employee accidentally pushed the AC-5 button, to slowly submerse the fuel rods in that particular reactor – instead, it sped up, the rods were made of graffite, they were flawed, they could not stand the pressure thus causing the explosion.

Guess what, the Russian government knew about the flaw long before the explosion. They had no intention of notifying the other countries.

Long story short, they were building nuclear pistons, etc., in a building supposedly used as a Boys Club. They built a network of electrical grids known as the “woodpecker” to jam anyone trying to intercept or listen in any broadcasting.

The only reason it was finally discovered was another country noticed a spike that was way too high in the processing of their electrical grids and alerted other countries. Surprise!

Don’t judge lest ye be judged. God Bless America, the land of the free because of our brave. The democrats throw everything they have at President Trump. Here’s a thought: Try working together. It would make them more appealing to the public, rather than acting like spoiled brats.

Katherine Archer Slaybaugh Shipe

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