Sunday, April 30, 2017

powerful image



Trump University.  Con Game or perhaps just ahead of its time.  It was the first in the nation to offer a course entitled "Start a war by Twitter".

Mystery Neighbor.  Some Good Samaritan stealthily takes my garbage to the curb on Fridays when I occasionally forget. 2 Thoughts: 1) how kind of you, expecting no reward, not even a thank you as I don't know who you are; 2) quit trespassing.  How do you know that I haven't chosen to live with my garbage another week?

Top U.S. officials to meet at Mar a  Lago Golf outing to discuss if former President Obama should be paid for any speeches he makes as a private citizen.

Until 1994 there were NO golf courses in Russia. Golf is a fledgling sport there.  Can the Trump family resist?
Jobs Creator. America in need of a top Tweetologist to assist our President. #WeAreNuts


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Such a powerful image. A hard working migrant father who works sunlight to sunset for his daughter to be able to build herself a better future.





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How I look when I worry about focusing.



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The Texas House approved a proposal that would phase out an unpopular business tax that provides funding for public schools. 
*Definition of a popular tax: One you pay and I don't.
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A Carmax salesman showing a vehicle in Doral, Fla. Spending on goods was slow in the first quarter of the year, despite rising consumer confidence since President Trump's election.
G.D.P. Report Shows U.S. Economy Off to Slow Start in 2017

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ

The government said gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter, a three-year low, as consumer spending let up.

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White House Touts 'Historic' 28 Laws Signed By Trump, But What Are They? Although the number is relatively large, the substance of the measures tells a different story. Read More →

GET CAUGHT UP
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NATIONAL SECURITY
100 Days In, Trump's Generals Seen As A Moderating Force

Does reliance on generals increase the chances Trump will order military action?

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Atlanta Attorney Charged In Wife’s Murder

by jonathanturley
McIver booked april 26 2017 (002)When the gun of Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver went off in a car and killed his wife Diane McIver, he insisted that he pulled out the gun when he thought that they have inadvertently driven into a Black Lives Matter protest.  Police however believe that McIver intentionally shot his wife and then sought to cover up the crime with a friend who was driving the car.  The case involves a series of factual and legal twists.
jonathanturley | 1, April 29, 20

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President Trump and the first lady, Melania, at the White House on Thursday. Mr. Trump could benefit substantially from his tax plan, with provisions such as a repeal of the alternative minimum tax and a proposal to allow owner-operated companies, including his real estate concern, to be taxed at a 15 percent rate.
Trump Tax Plan Would Shift Trillions From U.S. Coffers to the Richest

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and PATRICIA COHEN

The vast majority of benefits would go to the highest earners and largest holders of wealth, analysts said, setting up a battle over the government's strained resources.

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Hannah



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China deports to U.S. Houston woman convicted of spying

A Houston businesswoman who was detained in China was deported back to the United States and arrived in Los Angeles late Friday, her husband said.
Sandy Phan-Gillis was relieved to be home after the Chinese government accused her of espionage, which carries a possible death sentence by execution.
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Katie


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Exxon to pay $20 million for violating Clean Air Act 16,386 times

“We will not stand idly by when polluters put our health and safety at risk.”










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Fired cops charged with beating unarmed motorist on video

Officers have been charge after their incident report failed to mention blatant use of excessive force against the restrained suspect.











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Texas A&M Kingsville Army ROTC cadets  (l-r) Andrew Wilson, Nathaniel Estes, Octavio Calleja-Ponce, Daniel Obrego and Cristian Barriosalas raise the flag in front of Texas A&M Kingsville's College Hall on October 26, 2016.


Legislative attempts to overhaul Hazlewood veterans tuition program are losing steam


A change of heart by a powerful lawmaker and vocal opposition by veterans groups have imperiled hopes for a major overhaul of Texas' free tuition program for veterans and their kids. 
 

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Why scientists marched

As a social scientist myself, I know what goes into a scientist's quest for knowledge and truth. This administration doesn't.

Tell Congress to regulate prescription drug prices

It is time for Congress to pass legislation to regulate pharmaceutical drug prices and end price gouging.
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I'm part of a group started by Trump. 65 million angry people.
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TRIGGER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE ON CRUCIFIXION MAY REFERENCE CRUCIFIXION

by jonathanturley
Marco_palmezzano,_crocifissione_degli_UffiziThe new catchword on campuses is "triggering."  Universities now warn students about any possible "trigger" that might upset them in curriculum or even faculty lectures.  Monash University now issues triggering warnings for courses like Surgeon General warnings on a pack of cigarettes.   At the University of Glasgow, theology students are being warned in advance that, in courses dealing with Christ, they may see distressing images of crucifixion.






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Aria



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President Trump boarding Air Force One in Maryland on Friday. The president operating on Day 100 is not the same as the one who took office in January.
How Trump Has Reshaped the Presidency, and How It's Changed Him, Too

By PETER BAKER

As Washington evaluates the first 100 days of Mr. Trump tenure, the one consensus is that, for better or worse, the capital has headed deep into uncharted territory.

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A patient with spinal problems receiving a leech treatment.
Despite the 'Yuck Factor,' Leeches Are Big in Russian Medicine

By ANDREW E. KRAMER

Russians use about 10 million leeches a year to treat heart disease, glaucoma, prostatitis, hypertension and even lower back pain.
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Too Scared to Report Sexual Abuse. The Fear: Deportation.

By JENNIFER MEDINA

There has been a sharp downturn in reports of sexual assault and domestic violence among Latinos in the months since the presidential election.
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Alicia Czechowski
Alicia Czechowski, artist/illustrator, atheist, animal chauvinist
Ivana Trump’s divorce from Donald Trump in 1992 was granted on grounds of “cruel and inhuman treatment”. Ivana stated that her husband blamed her for recommending the plastic surgeon who had performed a scalp-reduction on him to conceal a bald spot and resulted in causing him post-operative pain. In anger he grabbed her by the hair and tore a hank out by the roots and thereupon raped her. She spent the night locked in her bedroom and next morning was greeted by Donald with the casual query “Does it hurt?”
Donald Trump told media he divorced Ivana because he didn’t like her breast implants because “they didn’t feel right”.
For over two decades Trump has been able to avoid prosecution for repeatedly raping a 13-year old girl in 1994 at the home of convicted pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein. The lawsuit was dropped because the victim said Trump threatened her and her family.
We have seen the Donald’s impulsive, insulting, uncontrolled invective toward women. To the Donald women are “ugly, slobs, fat pigs, disgusting animals”, unless he condescends to deem one a piece of ass. Behind closed doors with Melania is he likely to behave so nicely? He hates women.
There must be reasons Melania usually opts to stay in NYC, instead of with hubby at the White House or at Mar-a-Lago.
note: To the commentators that have suggested that this answer is based on no source other than my imagination, I recommend they read Harry Hurt III’s book, The Lost Tycoon published 1993. Hurt obtained a copy of Ivana’s sealed deposition re her husband’s abusive treatment of her. In October 2016 The Daily Mail, NY Daily News, and Law Newz commented on the stalled progress of the “Jane Doe” v Donald Trump pedophile rape case. Trump’s insults to women have been so numerous and highly-publicized that one has to make a concerted effort to avoid encountering them.

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Aria





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