John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter , Michael Edelman Esq., Political Analyst, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large, on Westchester On the Level – Monday, September 9, 2019 @10am EST

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John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter (WPCNR.com) Publisher / Editor opens the broadcast day at 10am and concludes his segment at 10:30am.  

  1. Cell and home telephone service as well as Internet service suffered a disruption Friday night. Despite reports from News 12 Westchester, 1010 WINS and CBS 880 radio, services were not restored in entirety on Saturday. The affected area was in parts of New Jersey, The Bronx, Connecticut , and Westchester County. Some people had neither TV nor landline nor cell service. 911 dispatch locally did not work.In Yonkers, some neighborhoods had service while others did not. People in Ossining, Rye, White Plains,and Yorktown that I checked with had intermittent service or nor at all, that over 36 hours was not mitigated or was for a short time frame and then again was deficient in functioning as required. Altice, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and lesser known carriers suffered service disruptions. No explanation as to what caused this calamity has not been divulged. Did Hurricane Dorian have an influence in any way? Is the infrastructure in the northeast undermined in any way. Does it require resuscitation?  Was a major cable cut inadvertently? We will have to await governmental explanation as to what transpired. So far, there is little to explain what happened and therefore no manner by which to mitigate such an occurrence happening again. This segment: 10-10:30am

Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst, attends the broadcast this Monday after suffering the wrath of Hurricane Dorian last week.

  1. Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford announced his his GOP primary challenge against Trump on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Other GOP presidential declared aspirants include former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) and former Gov. Bill Weld (R-MA).  in the long-shot effort to oust Trump as the Republican nominee in 2020 despite Trump enjoying a near-90% approval rating in the Republican Party and is thereby unlikely to lose his hold as the GOP candidate for 2020. Is there a rationale for this “challenge”?
  2. NexGen America Founder, former Hedge Fund Manager,  Billionaire Tom Steber has qualified  for the October Democratic debate stage. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gambardella is one poll short of qualifying. Either way, whether 11 qualifiers or possibly 12, while this week’s debate only revealed 10 qualifiers who will engage in a debate for only one night,the October debate will likely take place over the course of 2 nights. What is the takeaway to be deduced from at one time having over 20 Presidential Democrat hopeful until very recently, dropping to only 10 at this week’s debate, and 11 or 12 likely in October? Has the process negated some credible candidates or has the process served those building a name for themselves rather than sincerely intending to launch a credible campaign?.
  3. Jeffrey Epstein was rich and was influential among many powerful men. New Yorker Reporter Ronan Farrow suggests that many men knew they were involved with a man whose conduct was contrary to ethical standards of the nation / world. Farrow informs that MIT Media Lab Director Jodi Ito flew to Epstein’s private island and accepted an $8 million donation. Ito resigned this weekend from MIT Media Lab, resigned as a board member from the New York Times Company and the MacArthur Foundation. Further, we learn that powerful men such as Leon Black, Chairman and CEO of private equity form giant Apollo, and chairman the board of the Museum of Modern Art donated $5.5 million to the Media Lab at Epstein’s behest, on top of a $10 million donation that he made directly to Epstein’s own foundation in 2015. That Bill Gates donated $2 million to the Media Lab in October 2014; Ito claimed at the time that the gift was “directed by Jeffrey Epstein”. Gates asked that his name be kept out of any public discussion of the donation. Then Reid Hoffman, the venture capitalist and founder of LinkedIn, hosting dinners for ِEpstein featuring the likes of Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. He also sits on the jury of the Media Lab’s Disobedience Award. Then there are the like of the United. Kingdom’s Prince Andrew being close to Epstein before and after Epstein’s conviction. Similarly with respect to lawyer Alan Dershowitz. The multiple connections between Epstein and Harvard, including a special connection with Lawrence Summers, Donald trump, and Bill Clinton. Is this how the rich play?
  4. President Trump on Saturday tweeted that he has called he has called off a secret meeting with Taliban leaders planned for Sunday at Camp David after a suicide bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan earlier last week that killed an American and Romanian soldier and 12 innocent people. Trump wants to extricate America from Afghanistan, is he pout of his element, especially considering his advisors do not believe the “deal” he proposed is failing?
  5. The Associated Press divulged that trade between China and the United States has continued to fall ahead of October negotiations and tit-for-tat tariff increases are expected to e expanded. Imports of American products to China dropped to $10.3 billion in August, down 22% from the same month last year. Chinese exports to the U.S. also plummeted to $44.4 billion in August, down 16%. China’s trade surplus with the U.S. shrunk to $31.3 billion in August, down $27 billion from a year prior. How long can this battle of titans continue. Must China capitulate to Trump’s demand they not steal American technology, among other concerns of their conduct. Does America have any leverage in this regard? Can one contemplate a winner in the battle between Trump and Xi? What about Trump and Kim Jung-Un? Trump and Ayatollah Khamanei?   This segment from 10:30-11am

Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large delves into hyperlocal, city, county, state, national, and international issues with commensurate analysis. This segment from 11am-12Noon. 

 

eHeziJohn Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter , Michael Edelman Esq., Political Analyst, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large, on Westchester On the Level – Monday, September 9, 2019 @10am EST

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