Friday, July 28, 2017

WHAT TO DO WHEN A CREW MEMBER DIES AT SEA


Armstrong Burial at Sea
Commitment of  the cremated remains of Neil Armstrong to sea during a burial at sea service held on board the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

 Admiralty law has long recognized internment at sea as one of the "perils of the sea" that crew and passengers alike, of necessity, agree to endure if necessary when signing on as crew or booking passage as a passenger. Until well past the middle of the 20th century it more often than not made sense. Few ships had the know how or the facilities to preserve a body for very long. Today by contrast large commercial ocean transports often have facilities for rather lengthy body preservation (upwards of two weeks) and smaller offshore support craft are usually within the  medical evacuation distance of coast guard helicopters and patrol vessels. While internment of human remains at sea can still be a necessity on rare occasions, generally most commercial maritime transport lines prefer to refrain from the practice unless the deceased family formally requests such final disposal in writing. 
If you are one of our merchant marine deck officer readers we sincerely hope that you never have to deal with this issue. But the distinct possibility always exists. That is why every master or chief officer should know the things we outline for you below. Disposal of human remains in haste can cause legal problems, survivor family distress, personal and corporate liabilities. Keep the following in mind.

Know your ship's facilities that could prove helpful in the event of sudden crew member or passenger death. Have a plan ready in advance. Should you have to deal with an unexpected death of a crewman or passenger at sea immediate action must be taken to preserve the body and show respect to the deceased and their families. Showing respect at all times is especially important, preservation of the body is especially important if the ship is some days or even weeks from a port where the body may be disembarked and shipped home.  Respect should include a sort of "wake" in which the body is laid out, out of the weather and respectful crew and /or passenger  viewing is permitted under the watchful eye of at least one of the ships officers. Often the deceased may have friends or even relatives aboard. Prayers may be offered at this time which generally should happen very soon after death is discovered and before body preservation efforts begin. 

 Body Preservation Efforts Generally Should Not Include Freezing:  

 When bodies are frozen the tissues dehydrate and discoloration of the skin ensues. This discoloration can make the body difficult for relatives to identify and cause family members a great deal of distress. Shore side authorities should be contacted as soon after death is discovered as possible and shore side authority should contact the family. As the responsible ship's officer however you should not assume the shore side shipping company office, or even naval authorities have any real grasp of the complications of death at sea. If you are a long way from a port and the only choices may be between "burial at sea" and freezing the body, the ship's officer should fully brief his shore side contact on the situation and on the effects of freezing on a body. Families who choose freezing, and many will, are best served if the deteriorated condition of the body is not a surprise. Among the other potential problem with freezing the deceased is fracture. Fractures to frozen corpses may negatively impact coroner's investigations and complicate medical and legal interpretation of post mortem investigative results. Additionally frozen bodies must be carefully thawed before medical examination, adding additional delay to the release of the body to the family of the deceased.

REFRIGERATION OF CORPSES IS PREFERRED TO FREEZING: 
 A human body placed in a commercial "body bag" or plastic wrapping of similar  quality might be kept as long as 60 days if refrigerated 39 degrees Fahrenheit  (4 degrees Celsius) . Most full size ocean transport vessels, and military transports will have large walk in refrigerated spaces. Properly wrapped, storing the body in the same space with food items should not be problem, so long as refrigeration systems do not fail. On smaller vessels this may not be an option. On something like a commercial fishing vessel a well wrapped body might be stored over some ice and under a light cover of ice but this is no substitute for refrigeration but should allow a couple of days to make land fall or helicopter range. The deceased family should be made aware of the increased risk of damage including the possibility of accidental freezing. There can be no guarantees when a body is iced down.   

EMOTIONAL ISSUES:
 Once a death at sea occurs, there will probably be emotional issues to deal with from both crew aboard and family ashore. After notification of death the family may request certain religious or cultural customs be observed. These requests are sometimes simple and the USPHS publication THE MEDICINE CHEST AT SEA has some guidelines that may prove helpful at least with Christian and Jewish requests, but resources and people at sea are always limited and the responsible officer should be honest concerning which requests can or can not be performed. In the case of small crews or whenever the deceased had friends aboard it may be advisable to have a grief counselor visit the ship upon landing. This precaution is especially pertinent in the event of an on board suicide.

 Another emotional and legal issue is disposition of the property of the deceased. All property of the deceased should be inventoried by two officers and one rating or enlisted if appropriate. On a commercial passenger ship the aid of a passenger with a legal back ground should be enlisted in completing the inventory and containerizing the property. In the case of ship's personnel be sure to account for all licenses and seaman's certificates.

TODAY, DISPOSING OF THE BODY AT SEA IS DISFAVORED UNLESS THE DECEASED FAMILY SPECIFICALLY REQUESTS THE SERVICE IN WRITING OR THERE SIMPLY IS NO OTHER CHOICE. IMPROPER CARE OF THE BODY OR SLOPPY CONTROL OF THE DECEASED PERSONAL PROPERTY ARE LEADING CAUSES OF FAMILY DISTRESS AND RESULTANT LAW SUITES IN THE EVENT OF DEATH AT SEA. IF THERE IS ONE UNIVERSAL GUIDE THAT COVERS ALL SIZED VESSELS IT IS SIMPLY HANDLE THE BODY AND THE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE DECEASED WITH UTMOST CARE AND CAUTION AND COMMUNICATE CARE, AND CONCERN TO THE FAMILY ASHORE BY WHATEVER MEANS AVAILABLE, HOWEVER ,  LEAVE SUCH COMMUNICATIONS TO SHORE SIDE PERSONNEL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.  THE BEST WAY EXPRESS SUCH CARE AND CONCERN IS VIA MESSAGES DELIVERED BY YOUR SHORE SIDE SUPPORT  SYSTEM, NOT VIA SAT PHONE OR RADIO DIRECTLY TO THE FAMILY. IF YOUR MESSAGE REQUIRES ANY EDITING TO PRESERVE LEGAL PROTECTIONS, OR SOFTEN NEWS THE SHORE SIDE PERSONNEL HAVE ACCESS TO LAWYERS, COUNSELORS, AND OTHER EXPERTS.
THIS SITUATION IS ALWAYS COMPLEX AND PERSONALLY CHALLENGING. DON"T FORGET TO PRAY FOR GUIDANCE BECAUSE EACH SITUATION IS DIFFERENT, NO ONE GUIDE FITS ALL. 










Thursday, July 27, 2017

COMBAT PLANNING REQUIRES AN ECONOMY OF ERGONOMICS WHICH REQUIRES GENDER CONSTANCY

WHY TRANSGENDER PEOPLE REPRESENT A THREAT TO MILITARY READINESS

The Great Catfish Explains:

NAMAZU, FORMER JAPANESE GIANT CATFISH DEMIGOD TURNED ANALYST AND COMMENTATOR

IT'S NOT JUST THE EXPENSE,  IT'S THE HOLE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT THEY CREATE: GENDER CONSTANCY IS NEEDED IN AN ACTIVITY THAT REQUIRES CAREFUL ERGONOMIC PLANNING. 

Greetings Bipeds!

 Your President Trump has once again ignored political correctness and embraced common sense which of course has now gotten him in trouble with the main stream media liberal progressive propaganda machine. Most people are aware that transgender operations cost a fortune and that military members on active duty enjoy free health care. So there is some sympathy for the argument that the tax payers can't afford these super expensive elective operations. Given their expense and the benefit of free medical care in the military, the idea of getting a transgender operation for free could be a powerful incentive for transgender people to seek military employment. But the expense of the initial evaluation, pre- transitional care, and finally gender changing operation is just the start of the expense. Everyone is aware that there is no such thing as a fertile transgender. The gender change is never fully complete. To maintain the so called "changed" gender the transgender person must take an extensive cocktail of hormone tablets, sometimes injections, and secondary sex characteristics suppression  drugs, as well as considerable cosmetic practices. The transgender condition could be medically described as "elective chronic". Other people in need of expensive operations and an expensive continuum of care (serious chronic conditions)  are not eligible for military service, why should the tax payer be charged for those with an elective chronic condition?  Yet the horrific expense is just the tip of the ice burg of the problems the employment of transgenders present to military systems , especially in the management of human resources. 

  There should be only one end goal in the management of military human resources, military readiness resulting in winning in combat and rapid, successful completions of military missions other than war.  The problem of transgenders is in the planning. Consider the ergonomics of firefighting as a typical example. 

 Firefighting teams are important naval teams in shipboard damage control situations and are made up of active duty naval personnel. In an intense firefight a lot of equipment and supplies weighing in the vicinity of 65 pounds must be muscled about. The NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health ) standard for repetitive , asymmetrical (other than bent knee straight up lifting) for men is 65 pounds but only about half that for women. An all woman shipboard firefighting team would be rather ineffective compared to a male dominant team. In the modern navy as well as on the modern U.S. Air Force flight line an all male firefighting team is hard to come by so military managers try to plan for a male dominant team. This works as long as gender is a constant. 

 Unfortunately, among the things that do change for transgender people is that male to female transgenders do get weaker as a result of desired weight loss for body conformation, and the effect of injected or ingested female hormones. By contrast female to male transitions at best may achieve gains that would put them in the weaker population percentiles for males. One of the "controls" to prevent injuries recommended by NIOSH is physical training. The truth is that the typical male firefighter military or civilian is usually much stronger than the average male. Female firefighters after physical training may approach the bottom percentile of the males with always some notable exceptions. However, if gender is not constant, how do you plan for such forces. How do military flag, general and commanding officers, or even small unit leading non commissioned officers plan for longer term operations if in fact the ratios of male to female members aren't static because gender isn't constant? 

 One of the snowflake arguments in favor of transgender service is that they estimate that somewhere between 2500 and to over 7,000 transgenders are actively serving in the military today. The very numbers they cite are a serious reason for stopping the madness now. Those numbers are easily high enough to affect medical budgets as well as the planning of ergonomic economics for human composition of force elements. The firefighting teams example is just one of many such situations in force planning where gender ratios are critical due to the manifest difference in upper torso strength between men and women. But that's not the only area where a lack of gender constancy becomes a military human resources planning problem. In aviation for example women are scientifically shown to suffer less from green / red color blindness then men ( also a concern in naval navigation bridge operations`). Going back as far as WWII this gender difference has proven of utility in increasing pilot populations. Transgenders resent being referred to as a third gender and identify with their assumed through surgery gender. But the cross overs still bring with them the color blindness ratios of their birth gender.

 Believe me the list of problems that transgender tolerance in the ranks imposes on military human resource planners and combat commanders is truly exhaustive. President Trump was right to stop the madness. For over 200 years this was not an issue in the American armed forces. Only the last eight years , the years of OBOZO have transgender people in any numbers been allowed in the U.S. Military. During his years of using the military as a social experiment the numbers blossomed to the joy of the snowflakes and the consternation of the professional military. 

 There is no doubt that the Commander in Chief has every legal right to establish service eligibility requirements. This is not a matter for the Congress, the Media, or Judiciary.  However, the loud concern expressed for those transgenders presently in service is unnecessary. There are enlistment contracts, and service agreements involved, there are litigate-able  retirement system vesting issues involved as well as the practical problems of replacing trained and experienced people even if we believe they can and will be replaced eventually by less expensive to maintain people who no longer present the military with the planning problems created by gender inconstancy. The most likely outcome  of the change in policy, which is after all, as announced, and focused on initial enlistment or commissioning is a eventual reduction in transgender service members through natural attrition.

 Some joined who joined simply to get the medical procedures for gender change always intended to opt out at the end of their initial enlistment, not unlike some who enter for the educational veterans benefits. Some will now leave in anger over the non PC policy and distinct turn away from being a social experimental human population that the services will take under a pragmatic Commander in Chief. Some will retire before a distinct retention policy for serving transgenders is articulated. Some that supervisors might actually like to release to the civilian population but who want to stay on may be retained due to needs of the service. But eventually the Obama created "pig in the python" human resources problem will pass mostly through relatively painless natural attrition. Buck up snowflakes, the Commander in Chief has this one under control.

READ MORE @ http://conservativetribune.com/trans-man-brutal-truth-trumps-ban/2/http://conservativetribune.com/trans-man-brutal-truth-trumps-ban/2/

Monday, July 24, 2017

YOU NEXT NEW PRESIDENT COULD BE YOUR LAST UNDER THE CONSTITUTION


 THE GREAT NAMAZU ISSUES A WARNING TO AMERICA: 

INTRODUCING ABDUL EL-SAYED, AN AMERICAN BORN MUSLIM PROBABLY  HAND PICKED BY GEORGE  & PAUL SOROS TO BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.



The Great Namazu Exclaims: "DO NOT ELECT THIS MAN OR ANYONE LIKE HIM TO EVEN THE OFFICE OF DOG CATCHER!" 

El-Sayed and his wife as depicted in the quoted & linked article from Olive Extra THE NEXT OBAMA

"El-Sayed is supported by Muslim Brotherhood and all of their terrorist affiliates. I’m sure that the Left is hoping that President Trump will be a one termer. Dr. el-Sayed will be running for Governor of Michigan in 2018.  You know, the state where Dearborn has been referred to as “Dearbornistan” for many years now. This city has no-go areas for the police.  And if you would visit Dearborn, you might think that you were in an Arabic country." Quoted from OLIVE EXTRAS in an article titled THE NEXT OBAMA


"Dick Manasseri, spokesman for Secure Michigan, a group that educates Michiganders about the threat of Shariah law, predicts that Sayed will at least win the Democratic nomination for governor." Quoted from Olive Extras, THE NEXT OBAMA

Manasseri also noted: Any Republican would be afraid to confront him on his Muslim Brotherhood connections or his views on Shariah,” Manasseri said. “He is a devout Shariah-compliant guy, ......."

 With most Americans blind to the Islamification of America, all that is needed to galvanize the strange leftist coalition of liberals, LGBT, secular humanists, socialists, media, and Muslims is a young , good looking, highly educated, and articulate Muslim politician who knows how to lie to the Kafar (Non Muslims) . Enter George Soros and brother Paul , men with billions of dollars who appear dedicated to the overthrow of the constitutional government of the United States, and their alleged  hand picked American presidential wanna be  Dr. "Abul El-Sayed", MD presently a candidate for governor of Governor of Michigan, a state with several communities already under virtual Sharia Law,

 Abdul El Sayed's full name is Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed,  that should be the first tip off to the fringe element in the electorate that is needed to make this man governor of Michigan or as planned by George Soros , et al, President of the United States as soon after Mohamed makes the minimum qualifying age of 35 as possible. The governorship is meant by Soros et al as a stepping stone to the highest office in the land. Needless to say,Mohamed El-Sayed aka "Abdul" or maybe he will go by "Al" is a registered democrat and is running as governor under the democratic banner. Mohamed is totally without the executive background to run a state but by all accounts is a brilliant Epidemiologist. He did serve for two years as Executive Director of the Detroit Health Department. He was 30 years old at the time of his appointment and the youngest doctor to serve as Health commissioner for a major city. But then it is Detroit, virtually a third world city state run by the democratic party as financed and defined by George Soros. Prior to that, Mohammed was an Assistant Professor in the department of Epidemiology at Columbia University. You may recall that other possibly American Muslim alumni of Columbia Barrack Hussein Obama who I think went to Columbia as a foreign exchange student supposedly from Kenya under the name of "Barry" something or other.

 Already the main stream media is busy obscuring the the SOROS connection or the candidate's devotion to Sharia law.  TRUTH OR FICTION .com a so called Internet verification service calls the claims of connections between Addulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed and George Soros , the Muslim Brotherhood et al "Mostly false". But they can only cite the fact that they couldn't find a direct corporate connection between George Soros and the fund that granted Mohamed a fellowship which is run by George's brother Paul Soros. After much back peddling and unfounded critical comment TRUTH OR FICTION.com did note:  "Abdul El-Sayed , the now 32 -year -old public health physician and epidemiologist, earned a doctorate from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar before earning a medical degree from Columbia University as a Paul and daisy SOROS Fellow. "  This is exactly our point the man is an undeniably Sharia compliant Muslim with Connections to the Soros dominated American Democratic party and an education funded in part by the SOROS family. We absolutely can not have a man such as this in any public office in America much less as governor of a state or especially as President of the nation. As a Sharia compliant Muslim he is bound by supposedly "religious duty" to over throw the constitution of the United States and do all in his power to impose Sharia law.  He is also permitted by his "religions' guidance in its most holy scripture to lie to any and all non Muslims if it furthers the cause of Islam in the world. What is the cause of Islam in the world? World domination under a system of Sharia Law.

 Why should Americans be leery of anyone with a SOROS's connection? Consider this from Economists Paul Krugman who said in 1999: "In 1999, economist Paul Krugman was critical of Soros's effect on financial markets. No body who has read a business magazine in the last few years can be unaware that these days there really are investors who not only move money in anticipation of a currency crisis, but actually do their best to trigger that crisis for fun and profit. These new actors on the scene do not yet have a standard name; my proposed term is 'Soroi" Soros has been convicted in the French courts of violating insider trading laws. His politics are a matter of open record: Soros donated $1 million to the super PAC backing Barack Obama's reelection "Priorities USA Action. He donated $25,000 to "Ready Hillary" becoming co-chair of the Super PAC's finance committee. Then in June 2015 he donated $1 million to the Super Pac "Priorities USA" which supported Hillary in the 2016 presidential race. Soros donated $6 million to the PAC in December 2015, and $2.5 million in August  2016. This is just the publicly visible tip of the recent ice burg of financial support to the most radical elements in the Democratic party. 


 The Muslim watchdog Manasseri noted that recently the Michigan Legislature defeated a bill supporting that only American law be applied in American courts, outlawing, without naming it Sharia law, from private or public dispute resolution. Two powerful lobbies making extremely strange bed fellows or fellow travelers defeated the law. CAIR, the Council on American -Islamic Relations, an organization which has had a number of senior members and directors with known affiliations to Hamas, which only was de-certified as a terrorist organization by the action of former President Obama; opposed the legislation as did the Michigan Catholic Conference which may have unreasonably feared that their marriage annulment tribunals may have been at risk.  

 Dr. El-Sayed is not ready to represent Americans other than Muslim Americans, and Muslim Americans are all too often, but not always, openly hostile to the Constitution of the United States and the religious preferences of their non Muslim fellow citizens. Now is not the time for non Muslim Americans to be voting for even suspected cultural Jihadists. 









Thursday, July 20, 2017

A NAVAL INSTITUTE'S "PROCEEDINGS TODAY" AUTHOR DOUBTS WISDOM OF A STANDING CHINESE INVITATION TO RIMPAC


According to a NAVAL INSTITUTE'S PROCEEDINGS TODAY  AUTHOR:

Inviting China to RIMPAC Is Appeasement


PEARL HARBOR (July 5, 2016) An information graphic about the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. (U.S. Navy graphic by MC1 Ace Rheaume/Released)

 RIMPAC is "Navspeak" for Rim of the Pacific, a series of naval exercises involving the U.S. Navy's Pacific fleet, allied Pacific nation's navies, and invited non aligned pacific naval powers. Much of the exercises are focused on civil emergency relief missions. China has been previously invited,and has participated,  but of late has become a controversial participant. China claims offshore areas clearly belonging to neighboring coastal states as well as all of the international commons of the South China Sea. The Dragon's expanded navy and coast guard with naval militias are becoming a threat to neighbors and a challenge to the US which moves much commerce through the area. The Dragon has become the leading modern day proponent of the "closed sea", a doctrine that English speaking navy crews shed much blood over in previous centuries and something that the world hoped was now a decided issue. The invitation to RIMPAC for China seems to remain open, the number of objections is rising. In the linked to article in the US NAVAL INSTITUTES PROCEEDINGS TODAY  author Capt. Jim Fanell USN (Ret.) expertly analyzes the the arguments. Below is a lead in from the article and a link to follow to the entire article.

"The late June 2017 confirmation from the Pentagon that the People's Republic of China (PRC) has been invited to participate in the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise is a seminal event in the history of U.S.-PRC relations. It appears to establish a policy of permanent and uninterrupted RIMPAC invitations to the Chinese.  Unfortunately, the invitation will someday be remembered as the formal beginning of the end of U.S. influence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

THERE WAS ANOTHER SEPTEMBER 11th INVOLVING ISLAM IN 1683



http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2006/09/other-september-11th.html

Jan III Sobieski confronts Pasha Kara Mustafa at the Gates of Vienna



 Adherents and propagandists of the all too prevalent view espoused by certain Western elites that the West is somehow guilty, of an Islamophobic attitude and past aggression towards the Islamic world ignore the fact that Islam long oppressed the West. There was more than one September 11th . Islam has been making continuous war on the West for 1400 years. Among the former Christian strongholds conquered by Islam we count  Persia (now known as Iran), the Christian Byzantine Empire, North Africa, and the Middle East, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Serbia and the Balkans, and virtually all of Eastern Europe; much of which was won back in part, but still supports large Muslim minorities. They didn't hold on to it all but they didn't win nor give up what little they did without massive bloodletting.  Muslim armies were a constant threat until the marauding Ottoman troops were finally turned away at the Gates of Vienna in 1683 on September 11, 1683 to be precise, the other 9/11. The other 9/11 was a day of victory, one of few for the Christian West over the marauding Muslims. On that day an allied Christian  army under the general leadership of Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland arrived at the gates of Vienna.

AS noted in the more detailed account we link you to:

From  THE GATES OF VIENNA. THE OTHER SEPTEMBER 11th 

"The Ottoman Empire had been expanding into Europe ever since Constantinople fell to the Turks, and even before that. Wherever the Muslim armies went, they plundered cities, took slaves, turned churches into mosques, and converted many thousands of Christian captives to Islam at the point of a sword."

 This is our past and if the West doesn't wake  up to the new onslaught this will be our future, What they couldn't take by direct force they are taking now by infiltration, and political action as well as riots, rape gangs, murder and mayhem in Western Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia. Though Islam has nothing to offer the world except poverty, brutish dictatorial government, superstition, and endless violence as their 16oo year history clearly indicates; the drive for a global Caliphate imposing Sharia law upon all of mankind never ceases.  Even in Japan where Islamic immigration is banned, where mosques are banned, where there is little in the way of diplomatic communication with the Islamic world, Muslim tourism is increasing. Why would it be increasing in a place that makes it official they are not welcome. Japan, you are looking at the start of illegal immigration. Japan has already seen Muslim riots on a small scale that failed to grab headlines from the on going Islamification of Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Great Britain,  What the main stream media and lefty history professors won't tell the people of the West is that 9/11 was not a date chosen at random  , but  the date for the most visible opening salvo in the never ending Islamic war of conquest, was chosen by the Muslims for its historical significance. 9/11/2001 was the start of the latest campaign within their 1400 year old of war of conquest against the West .


 We link you below to a more detailed account of the siege and eventual liberation of Vienna. Today the forces of Islam are already within the gates of Vienna, London, Rotterdam, Helsinki, Washington, Los Angeles, and Sidney. The choice is the same today as it was on September 9, 1683, fight to the death or submit. The tactical change since 9/11/2001 is the enemy wants you to believe there is some sort of middle ground and resistance need not be forceful and determined. Believe that for too long and it will be too late to route them. Start now, do not recognize Islam as a "religion" anywhere in the West. It is a global philosophy of brutal dictatorship and the antithesis of democracy. Understand that in your head and believe it in your heart, and remember that in the voting booth and when serving on juries. Turn a deaf ear to political correctness and protect your family , your nation, and your civilization. Call on the real God of Abraham for protection, the god of Islam is not the God of Abraham, that is their biggest lie. 



http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2006/09/other-september-11th.html

Thursday, July 13, 2017

ITS SEMI OFFICIAL DONALD TRUMP IS DEFINITELY SANE, SORRY SNOWFLAKES

 The Great Namazu, AAB's Most Popular Commentator
Greetings Bi Peds !
 So many pundits in the lame stream media seem to question the sanity of the present occupant of the White House that I decided to see if any metal health professionals out there had given it any thought. Then one of my regular corespondents from the world of naval intelligence forwarded the analysis below. Unfortunately I do not know where this analysis was originally published or its copyright status, I was left with the distinct impression that it was just out there on the internet with with no copy right claim. If I am mistaken I'd ask any reader with specific information to correct me in the comments section and we will immediately pull this post if it appears to be copyrighted. But it is making the rounds on the Internet and we are not the first to re-post:  The author of the analysis is alleged to be one Dr. Keith Abelow, a psychiatrist. 
 We believe this Dr. Abelow is one and the same as  Dr. Keith Russell Ablow, an American psychiatrist associated with Fox news, but we note the difference in spelling.  Regardless of the author, the observations and opinions contained in the post reprinted below appear logical and quite insightful. So for all of the Leftist out there who worry about the sanity of the President we present this reassuring assessment. We think people of common sense already figured this out. 
"Dr. Keith Abelow, psychiatrist, provides his opinions on this subject.  "
"Let me issue the standard disclaimer of psychiatrists
who discuss the mental health of public figures: I have
not personally examined President Trump.
                -Now, let me put to rest the concerns of Sen. Al Franken
and political commentators John Oliver and Andrew
Sullivan and anyone else who publicly or privately has
questioned the President’s sanity:  Donald Trump is
stone cold sane.
                -When a man acquires billions of dollars through
complex real estate transactions, invests in many
countries, goes on to phenomenal success in television
and turns his name into a worldwide brand, it is very
unlikely that he is mentally unstable.
 -When the same man obviously enjoys the love and
respect of his children and his wife, who seem to rely
on him for support and guidance, it is extraordinarily
unlikely that he is mentally unstable.
-When the same man walks into the political arena
and deftly defeats 16 Republican opponents and
then the Democratic heir-apparent to a two-term
President’s administration, the odds of that man
being mentally unstable become vanishingly thin.
                -And when that very same man attracts to his team
the kind of intellect and gravitas represented (to
name just a few) by Secretary of Housing and Urban
Development Dr Ben Carson, Attorney General Jeff
Sessions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and
Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a retired Marine
Corps general and commander of the U.S. Central
Command, he cannot be mentally deranged. Period.
It is a statistical impossibility.
     -Those who assert otherwise are political opportunists,
or fools, or both (and I am thinking here, in particular,
of Sen. Franken).
     -President Trump is the first human being to win this
nation’s highest office without having held any other
political office or serving as a general. Most political
pundits thought his quest was pure folly.
     -Most journalists assessed his chances as zero. So
who was laboring under quasi-delusional thinking ?
     Answer :   Not Donald J. Trump.   
-Anecdotally, by the way, I have never had one bad
Trump experience. Not one. I own several of his
ties — all of them of the highest quality. I have
stayed in his hotels and never had a single complaint
(and I am a born complainer).  I have eaten in his
New York restaurant — flawless service, excellent
food. I own an apartment at Trump Place in Manhattan.
Impeccable design, sturdy construction, fabulous
amenities. A mentally unstable man would be unlikely
to deliver superior products across multiple industries,
don’t you think?
     -If you’re still worried about the mental stability of the
President, note this: The stock market doesn’t like insta-
bility. Investors, en masse, can take the measure of a man
pretty darn well. The stock market has hit record high
after record high since Trump’s election, and if you think
that’s an accident, or that investors have all been fooled,
it’s time to start wondering about your own capacity for
rational thought.
                -I should note that nothing I am saying should besmirch
the reputations of men like President Abraham Lincoln
or Sir Winston Churchill, both of whom are said to have
fought the ravages of major depression or bipolar
disorder. One was instrumental in ridding America of
slavery. The other was instrumental in saving the world
from tyranny.
                -Mahatma Gandhi, by the way, also reportedly suffered
from depression.  Psychiatric illness does not, a priori,
disqualify a person from rendering extraordinary service
to mankind.
           -Mind you, neither Lincoln nor Churchill nor Gandhi led a
nation after becoming a business sensation and television
star. That trifecta defines one man :  President  Donald  J.
Trump.
                -Now, think about those who are rabble-rousing about the
President’s mental status.
-Take Sen. Al Franken.  He’s all worried about the President
allegedly overestimating the crowd size at his inauguration.
But Franken is allied with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who
asserted she is Native American, when there is no evidence
of that whatsoever.
     -And they’re calling Trump’s sanity into question ?   Really,
you can’t make up this stuff." 


 Dr. Keith Ablow, Psychiatrist