40,000 people were in Oklahoma City, 24,000 of them runner, for the 26.2 mile Memorial Marathon through the city. This was the first big marathon since the Boston Marathon bombings less than 2 weeks ago.
Margaret: Please remember there are only two choices, Donald Trump or Hillary. Let's not elect another president for what they look like. Let's elect a president that can rescue our ailing country out of the "fire!" Hillary Clinton is as much a part of the 'good ol' boys club' as anyone before her. This election is not 'men vs. women.' Hillary Clinton is adamantly insistent on leaving the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in place. In "The Weekend that Changed Wall Street" by Maria Bartiromo pg 138 “ In the blame game, one factor kept coming up over and over again—the repeal of the Glass- Steagall Act—named for the two men who wrote the bill, Senator Cantor Glass, Democrat of Virginia, and Representative Henry Bacon Steagall, Democrat of Alabama—became law in 1933, during the height of the Great Depression. At the time there was a strong belief that the collapse of Wall Street was largely due to reckless investing by commercial banks. Glass-Steagall created a barrier between investment and commercial banks that would make such recklessness impossible. However, the law was viewed as a thorn in the side of banking and the industry had been lobbying for its repeal for many years. Finally, in 1999, the campaign, spearheaded by Senator Phil Gramm of Texas, was successful and Congress repealed Glass-Steagall. Gramm’s efforts had the full support of Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Treasury secretary Robert Rubin and President Bill Clinton. Indeed, Rubin told Congress as early as 1995, “The banking industry is fundamentally different from what it was two decades ago—let alone in 1933.” Rubin believed that the rise of globalization demanded a more open and flexible environment and he viewed Glass-Steagall as a roadblock. Later, when Larry Summers replaced Rubin at Treasury in the final years of the Clinton administration, he got on board as well. Many Monday-morning quarterbacks blamed the events of 2008 on this critical piece of deregulation—something I asked Bill Clinton about the week after Lehman’s failure. Bill Clinton vehemently denied that the repeal of Glass-Steagall was to blame for Wall Street’s collapse and he defended his administration’s decision to repeal the act". Americans must make a greater effort than ever before to vote based on facts not emotion. Please read James Rickards', "Currency Wars" and "Death of the Dollar" and Jesse Ventura's, "Democrips and Rebloodlicans, no more Gangs in Government." All these books can be found in any good city library (LAPL FOR CERTAIN) God Help America!