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To be honest, it’s difficult to write about Donald Trump when it comes to his salacious activities toward women. Do the words that come to mind fit? Misogynist (hatred of women)? Rapist (having sexual intercourse with a woman by use of force)? I’m not sure there is any legally-documented proof of rape. I suppose I could call Trump a womanizer; that is, one who seeks the company of women for sexual purposes. Most likely, he could be classified, a woman working on her master’s degree in social work explained to me, as a deviant, serial sexual harasser.
Sixteen or more women have accused Trump of sexual harassment. In light of the following, I can’t believe they have done so for fifteen minutes of fame. As a matter of fact, because of the cover-ups, most of us couldn’t name a single one of the women, but we all know the proclivities of Donald J. Trump!
An article by David A. Graham in The Atlantic (January 23, 2017) reported: “…a few days before Trump’s inauguration, former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos sued him in New York State, accusing the president of defamation.” Zervos was one of several women who, prior to the election, accused Trump of sexual assault or misconduct. “She claims that he kissed her and pressed his genitals against her non-consensually.” Of course, Trump denied the claims, saying all the women had fabricated their stories. “‘I wanted to give Mr. Trump the opportunity to retract his false statements about me and the other women who came forward,’ Zervos said. She added that she would withdraw the suit if Trump said she had been truthful. That seems unlikely, since a spokeswoman dismissed the suit immediately.”
As I write, a “professional escort,” known professionally as Stormy Daniels, is alleging a tryst with Trump, although she is being very coy about the nature of her engagement with him. “However, a fellow porn star Alana Evans claims that she knows the two had a sexual encounter because Daniels told her about it the next morning. Even though Trump has–why wouldn’t he?–denied the affair, Evans revealed some pretty shocking details about what she says he wanted her to do and what Daniels told her the following day.”
Slate’s Jacob Weisbert stated in his article that he was in touch with Daniels, who stated then-candidate Donald Trump “was willing to buy her silence on a year-long affair the two had a decade ago, when he was newly married to Melania Trump. Daniels told the journalist her and Trump’s lawyer “had worked out a six-figure “fee,” though the presidential candidate was dragging his feet on the final details, which is seemingly why she confirmed the relationship to a reporter, using it as an insurance policy.” If the news accounts are accurate, it appears that Trump reluctantly forked over $130,000!
I point out these are only two examples of many; but, it’s pretty hard to dismiss the unsavory stories that have surfaced in view of Trump’s own “Access Hollywood” tapes. An unedited transcript of this incident can be found in the New York Times, 2016, Election edition. It was broadly telecast on video at the time, however, and very few people have failed to see and hear it.
During the exchange, Trump was clearly heard saying, “You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss,” he was telling Billy Bush of Access Hollywood fame, “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything….Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Folks, I present to you the “godly” man who is President of the United States!
[All of the sources for the information contained in this article are cited in the article. Milt Hankins, the author of the piece, is the publisher and editor of Columnist with a View (www.columnistwithaview.com. With his wife Deborah and their chihuahua Jose he lives in Ashland, Kentucky. He is the author of three books and writes a weekly column for the Huntington, West Virginia Herald-Dispatch.]
Right now the limit of how old we can get is between 110 and 120 years. Occasionally you have outliers who turn a bit older. But the limiting factors are:
- Our energy organelles, the mitochondria are disappearing as we age. Each of our body cells has hundreds of these energy packages. If only 50 are leftover, our body energy is dwindling. The brain, the heart and the skeletal muscles have thousands of mitochondria in every cell. If half of these disappear, we fall asleep on a chair (senescent people do that) and we have a shuffled gait. Our heart may start failing, so congestive heart failure may sets in.
- Our DNA is stable most of our lives because we have repair mechanisms in place. But the older we get, the more mutations occur, as the repair mechanism ages. This can cause cancer. But we may also lose bits and pieces of our DNA and various body deficiencies start occurring.
- Our telomeres, the caps on each of our chromosomes are getting shorter, the older we get. This is no problem when we are younger. But as we age, the stem cells that normally have the longest telomeres are also starting to have shorter telomeres. Now this affects cell replacement. If you don’t replace the cells that are lacking you get organ deficiencies and organ failures. Many old people die because of heart failure, bone marrow failure (no blood cells, no immune cells), kidney failure, liver failure and dementia (brain failure).
- Until we will be able to address my concerns expressed under point 1 to 3 we will have problems extending our life expectancy limits.