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« Reply #2800 on: September 03, 2017, 05:54:14 PM »
Kelly has let Trump know that he is not going to take Trump's abuse anymore.  Maybe all of Team Trump's retired generals can bludgeon Trump into minding his p's and q's:

Title: "Appalled Kelly Says: 'Nobody Has Spoken to Him Like Trump in His 35-year Career'"

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/appalled-kelly-says-nobody-has-spoke-him-trump-his-35-year-career

Extract: "According to a report by the New York Times, Kelly reportedly told sources close to a fight between the president and his chief of staff in August that he won't tolerate such behavior again."
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« Reply #2801 on: September 03, 2017, 06:53:17 PM »
Kelly has let Trump know that he is not going to take Trump's abuse anymore.  Maybe all of Team Trump's retired generals can bludgeon Trump into minding his p's and q's:

Title: "Appalled Kelly Says: 'Nobody Has Spoken to Him Like Trump in His 35-year Career'"

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/appalled-kelly-says-nobody-has-spoke-him-trump-his-35-year-career

Extract: "According to a report by the New York Times, Kelly reportedly told sources close to a fight between the president and his chief of staff in August that he won't tolerate such behavior again."


Oh, to be a fly on the wall when Kelly gives Trump a dressing down.

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« Reply #2802 on: September 04, 2017, 03:08:03 AM »
If we want to look for the roots of Trump's (Mr. "I know all the best words") success at populist antiestablishmentarianism, we can trace them back to Ronald Reagan.  This populist behavior will make it very difficult for governments to fight climate change and its consequences (just look at Houston):
Tracing what passes for Republican Thinking to Reaganism is a good place to start.


From ancient Sumerian times until Ronald, the government's mandate had been to stand up for widows, orphans and the poor, against the powerful and wealthy that would otherwise steal what little they had.


Suddenly Ronald brought us government that would save the very rich from the grasping clutches of the very poor - and he convinced the poorest and least educated to join his crusade!


Orwellian revisions of even recent history were undertaken on a massive scale, and yesterday's lies became today's truths. Both parties parroted his distortions and the media fed it to us every night at 6.


The poor aren't unlucky, they're lazy.
The poor aren't deserving, they're leaches.
Poor Americans aren't our responsibility, they're a burden to be shirked.
The crime of poverty is perpetrated by the poor.


Close the schools and open more prisons.
Cut welfare and build up the military.


Cut taxes and spend more.
Debt doesn't mean anything.


After almost 40 years of propaganda very few remember what used to pass for truth.


Christ's basic teaching wasn't ever man for himself.
The Russian Empire, evil or otherwise, ended in 1917.
Reagan never got any close to the front lines than Riverside California.


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« Reply #2803 on: September 04, 2017, 04:04:18 AM »
Propaganda has always been part of the powerful to rule over the masses. It typically is combined with scape-goating and it didn't start with Ronald Reagan.

Just remember how Hitler used propaganda to convincing the people of Germany that his policy was one of "national socialism" (for the people), and that the jews we to blame for the misery.

Modern Republican propaganda has the same concept : They claim that free market benefits the people, and the Democrats are to blame for the problems.

Russian propaganda goes one step further and blames the 'West' for not just Russian misery, but even the violence that Russia itself imposes on its neighbors.

In the US, Republican propaganda goes via Fox News, in Russia via RT and Sputnik and considering that billionaires are now ruling both the Kremlin and the White house, it seems that propaganda works.

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« Reply #2804 on: September 04, 2017, 06:01:12 AM »
Rob
Propaganda of course predates Reagan, what he did was to alter the narrative.
Instead of pretending that the government was the helper of the downtrodden, Reagan pretended that the government was the enemy of the same.


It was decades before his collusion with Saudi Royalty to tank oil prices became known, and by that time his own intellectual capacities had fallen lower than crude oil's price. If a president deserved to be booted for mental deficiency, Reagan leads that list.


Germany and Hollywood brought the world modern propaganda. Berlin dropped out, but TV more than picked up the slack. Most that heard Nixon debate Kennedy thought that Nixon won. Those that viewed it sided with Kennedy. - Is this the way to chose the world's leaders?


I'd argue that Republican propaganda tends to scapegoat minority's within the country. The Irish, Catholics, Mexicans and of course the Blacks have all had their time. Only very recently have Democrats begun domestic scapegoating, Trump's "Deplorable's" had been Bill's Bubba Vote.


Externally America's xenophobia is ubiquitous. If it isn't the British or the Spanish or the French or the Germans or the ... damn, it's hard to find a country that America hasn't been at war with at one time or another.  The point I suppose is that the US of A has a very long history of pointing elsewhere when asked where the blame lies. Reagan didn't begin this, but he took it to a new level in Grenada.


Fortunately here in Canada we're spared Faux News. We've had our own problems with Harper and Ford, but at the moment all is quiet on your northern front.


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« Reply #2805 on: September 04, 2017, 07:20:19 AM »
Terry, up there in Canada you may be spared Faux News, but are you also spared of John Oliver ?
Enjoy this epic takedown of Trumps pullout of the Paris Agreement :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5scez5dqtAc

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« Reply #2806 on: September 04, 2017, 07:28:06 AM »
I have mentioned before that there are two useful books and some accessible video of a man called Ellul. The books are called "Propaganda" and "The Techonological Society." I do not recall the translator and i am away at the moment, so i cannot give ISBN

One question comes to mind in light of Elluls's work is:

Only Republican and Russian propaganda?  What of Democratic propaganda ?

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« Reply #2807 on: September 04, 2017, 08:55:59 AM »
Only Republican and Russian propaganda?  What of Democratic propaganda ?

Well, that doesn't seem to work very well at this time if it ever was there.

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« Reply #2808 on: September 04, 2017, 10:48:35 AM »
I have mentioned before that there are two useful books and some accessible video of a man called Ellul. The books are called "Propaganda" and "The Techonological Society." I do not recall the translator and i am away at the moment, so i cannot give ISBN

One question comes to mind in light of Elluls's work is:

Only Republican and Russian propaganda?  What of Democratic propaganda ?

sidd


Everyone does propaganda.


When you don't recognize it, your hooked.


The only bad thing is that even when you know you are being propagandized, it still has an effect.


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Agree re Ukraine,
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« Reply #2809 on: September 05, 2017, 02:12:08 AM »
Imagine.....only 7+ months into his term....and Donnie has:

1). Tried to do anything he could to speed up global warming
2).  Done everything he can to make polluting the US as easy as possible
3).  Shown that he is a racist....and will play to his racist base every chance he can
4).  Shown an inability to speak coherently....put together a full sentance in English...and has continually shown the ability to say the wrong thing at the wrong time.
5).  An inability to show compassion
6).  An inability to study and learn about the important topics of the day.

Imagine anyone foolish enough to support someone like Donnie.  Someone would have to be pretty pathetic themselves.
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« Reply #2810 on: September 05, 2017, 05:16:23 PM »
I see that Donnie sent out his CRO (Chief Racist Officer Jeff Sessions) to announce the ending of DACA.

I wonder when bigot Jeff is going to start putting up the "Whites only" signs at the restaurants?

« Last Edit: September 06, 2017, 01:09:51 AM by Buddy »
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« Reply #2811 on: September 05, 2017, 06:49:01 PM »
Newspeak alert: 'allow' now means 'persuade through terror'.

"I am allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States."
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/905047095488516098

The black art of the wheeler-dealer.

How do you use the office of President to maximise financial gains for yourself and your mega-rich friends?

Step 1 -
recognise that the military-industrial complex depends heavily on the fossil fuel aka petrochemical industries.

Step 2 -
make threats to N. Korea to encourage them to engage in even more sabre-rattling.

Step 3 -
sign military megadeals with the non-nuclear countries which feel threatened by N.Korea.

Step 4 -
get re-elected for having greatly boosted the earnings of the military-industrial complex, creating wealth and jobs and thus "making America great again".

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Alec Baldwin interview on Trump.  Please do watch the whole thing.  Some very good arguments pro renewables.
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« Reply #2812 on: September 06, 2017, 01:08:38 AM »
I think Kelly may be the first major cabinet member out.  He won't leave as long as Korean issue is at a ultra heightened level....but he will leave if Korean issue mellows out in the next month or two.  His ethical mind won't take a lot more of lying Donnie.

Nikki Haley is wound up in the Korean issue as well...more than Kelly.   She may leave after Kelly...but again, we're talking months not weeks....and Korea has to settle down considerably.

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« Reply #2813 on: September 06, 2017, 03:03:50 PM »
Donnie and Mnuchin (treasury secretary) have been out lying about US corporate tax rates.

The US does NOT have the highest effective tax rates in the world.  Our effective tax rate is is slightly above the middle of the pack.

The reason it is slightly above the middle of the pack is very simple:  The US spends almost 3 times the amount that China spent on defense in 2016.  We spent 9 times what Russia spent.  In fact.....we spent more on defense than the next 50 countries COMBINED.😳

So the problem isn't the corporate tax rate.  Next time you catch someone lying about this....you need to straighten them out.

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« Reply #2814 on: September 06, 2017, 06:24:37 PM »
An increasingly fractured GOP is subject to leverage by the Democrats:

Title: "Democrats stick it to GOP on debt ceiling"

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/06/schumer-and-pelosi-offer-support-for-harvey-aid-and-debt-limit-boost-242376

Extract: "Democratic leaders said Wednesday they'll offer Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump their votes for a package delivering aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey and raising the debt ceiling only until mid-December. GOP leaders, eager to avoid multiple contentious votes on the debt ceiling, want to raise the debt ceiling through late 2018.

If Republicans go along, it would set up a brutal year-end fiscal cliff. Congressional leaders are expected to extend government funding, which expires Sept. 30, until the end of the year. So government funding and the debt ceiling would both have to be dealt with then.

The short-term debt-limit strategy allows Democrats to say they're not flirting with default but also buys them the time they want to negotiate and use their leverage for other big-ticket items from immigration to government funding. The items mentioned in their Wednesday release — a debt limit hike, government spending, hurricane aid and protection for Dreamers — could in theory be rolled into one giant package later this year, though Democrats are more focused on ensuring that all those measures are bipartisan, according to Democratic aides.

But two debt limit votes would be painful for Republican leaders, who are already pulling teeth to get one increase in the nation's borrowing limit over the finish-line. Trump himself, GOP leadership sources say, will have to get involved to muster enough Republican votes for a single Harvey-debt limit package — and that's assuming every Democrat backs the bill."
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« Reply #2815 on: September 06, 2017, 10:45:11 PM »
Donnie and Mnuchin (treasury secretary) have been out lying about US corporate tax rates.

The US does NOT have the highest effective tax rates in the world.  Our effective tax rate is is slightly above the middle of the pack.

The reason it is slightly above the middle of the pack is very simple:  The US spends almost 3 times the amount that China spent on defense in 2016.  We spent 9 times what Russia spent.  In fact.....we spent more on defense than the next 50 countries COMBINED.

So the problem isn't the corporate tax rate.  Next time you catch someone lying about this....you need to straighten them out.


Nicely observed, Buddy!

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This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
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« Reply #2816 on: September 07, 2017, 09:26:24 PM »
Donnie and Mnuchin (treasury secretary) have been out lying about US corporate tax rates.

The US does NOT have the highest effective tax rates in the world.  Our effective tax rate is is slightly above the middle of the pack.

The reason it is slightly above the middle of the pack is very simple:  The US spends almost 3 times the amount that China spent on defense in 2016.  We spent 9 times what Russia spent.  In fact.....we spent more on defense than the next 50 countries COMBINED.😳

So the problem isn't the corporate tax rate.  Next time you catch someone lying about this....you need to straighten them out.


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« Reply #2817 on: September 08, 2017, 05:05:56 AM »
When you've bought more hammers than your 50 nearest neighbors combined, you'll find so many things that absolutely need to be bashed.
Terry


Brilliant!


Just got an email from Miami New Times with a link to this -
Trump's Hotel in Doral Is Making Bank During Hurricane Irma


Amid the panic, Trump Doral's booming business begs an obvious question: Should a president who has slashed emergency preparedness budgets personally profit during a pending emergency?
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« Reply #2818 on: September 08, 2017, 05:10:36 PM »
Hopefully, the retirement of GOP House Representatives Dent & Reichert are "… the leading edge of a series of retirement from …" GOP Representatives is swing districts for the 2018 mid-term election:

Title: "Two things happened this week that should really worry Republicans"

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/08/politics/charlie-dent-paul-ryan/index.html

Extract: "History suggests that the 2018 election is going to be a tough one for Republicans in Congress. Since 1946, when presidents are above 50% approval, their party loses an average of 14 seats in House in midterms, according to Gallup calculations. But, if a president is below that 50% approval -- and Trump is way below that -- the average seat loss is 36 seats.

Those are daunting numbers -- even without the possibility that Dent and Reichert are the leading edge of a series of retirement from members in swing districts due to increasing feelings of ideological isolation."
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« Reply #2819 on: September 08, 2017, 07:00:13 PM »
From Washington Post

Kris Kobach’s leap of logic on voter fraud in New Hampshire should be disqualifying

Kobach’s essay would have been troubling enough had it only run with the idea that the 2016 results were uncertain because 5,000 voters voted with out-of-state licenses. But there’s that phrase with which he kicked off his essay: “Now there’s proof.” Now, he wrote, there’s proof “that out-of-staters take advantage of New Hampshire’s same-day registration and head to the Granite State to cast fraudulent votes” — the numbers cited above. They are to proof what Jackson Pollock is to portraits: If you really want to see a face, you’ll see it.

The comments are worth the read.  Try this one:
And the mentally challenged Trump worshipers will be all over this, as will their hoary lord and master. Because as we all know, all the votes that did not go to Trump were 'fake votes', cast by fake voters and illegal immigrants. I can watch "Ghost Hunters" and expect more reality in one episode than the entire Presidency of Donald Trump so far this year. Anyone who still supports the orange ooze is an utter moron and will probably need a lobotomy just to raise their I.Q. to that of a cockroach.
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« Reply #2820 on: September 09, 2017, 05:29:56 AM »
I see that one of Donnie's biggest fans from FOX....and one of my favorite porn stars on FOX has been fired.  Yes.......I'm afraid Eric Bolling has been axed from FOX.

My guess is that Eric will either land a job pole dancing at a Jersey gentlemens club, OR working for Donnie in his administration.  Both are equally sleazy.  Heck...showing pictures of his "junk" to all the girls at FOX will probably earn him bonus points with Donnie.

Way to go Eric.  So....who's next at FOX to get caught fishing off the company pier?  Sean?

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« Reply #2822 on: September 10, 2017, 10:05:14 AM »
The Guardian posted this today, Sunday at midnight-
Irma and Harvey lay the costs of climate change denial at Trump’s door

I was going to leave a comment, but comments have closed.

So, Sunday, when most people in the UK lie in, they post an article while most people are asleep and call a halt to comments when they wake up.

Maybe they just couldn't handle the volume of deniers.  Of late there have been fewer and fewer denialistas posting comments there, but today - wow!
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« Reply #2823 on: September 11, 2017, 07:16:23 PM »
While democrats are doing the "legwork" house by house, one face to face reasonable conversation at a time, the deniers have an army of trolls and bots changing the public opinion,  telling blatant lies and using any tool in the book of propaganda to reach millions of people.

Basically, they weaponized free speech.
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« Reply #2824 on: September 12, 2017, 01:17:44 AM »
Deep red Houston, Texas dampers its anti-immigrant stance long enough to take a generous donation -- from an immigrant.

Vietnamese immigrant, billionaire Hoang Kieu donates $5M to #Harvey relief. Spoke at length about importance of immigrants to Houston, US.
https://twitter.com/Robert_Downen/status/907341985308135425

Kieu Hoang Donates $5 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief in Houston
https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2017/9/11/kieu-hoang-donates-5-million-to-hurricane-harvey-relief-in-houston
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« Reply #2825 on: September 12, 2017, 10:21:04 PM »
Washington press needs to strap on a bigger pair of balls.  They are letting Sarah Fake Christian Huckabee get away with too much lying.  Sara will lie all day long if they let her.

Come on press corps.....this really isn't that difficult.  😜
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« Reply #2826 on: September 13, 2017, 03:38:05 AM »
Robert Reich:
"The Mexican government has rescinded its generous offer to aid in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. Officials offered food, generators, and medical aid, but Trump never responded. Nor did Trump offer help to Mexico following the massive 8.1-magnitude earthquake there last Thursday that killed 95 people and injured hundreds. In fact, Trump couldn't even muster a tweet to express condolences.

Once again, Trump has thumbed his nose at one of our closest allies and brought shame on our country. He is no leader; he's an international embarrassment. What do you think?"
https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/posts/1700796806599575

After an earthquake and a hurricane — and Trump's failure to send condolences — Mexico rescinds offer of aid to U.S.
http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-aid-20170911-story.html
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« Reply #2827 on: September 13, 2017, 09:49:59 PM »
It's not Jemele Harris of ESPN that should be fired.  It is Sarah Fake Christian Huckabee and Donald Trump that should be fired for constantly LYING.  Does Sarah even know how to tell the truth?  Does she even know how to LOOK for the truth?

Sarah is a disgrace to democracy.....she is a disgrace to journalists.  And she needs to quit wearing so much makeup.....it isn't hiding her lying ways.
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« Reply #2828 on: September 13, 2017, 11:22:23 PM »
Maybe California will be able to flip the House in the midterm elections:

Title: "California could flip the House, and these 13 races will make the difference"

Extract: "The stakes are high in the 2018 midterm elections: control of the U.S. House. For Democrats to reclaim power, they must forge a path through California. The party considers nine districts here to be battlegrounds and can't win the House without winning at least a few of them."
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« Reply #2829 on: September 14, 2017, 12:25:20 PM »
"When it comes to US presidents, we expect to see a combination of prestige and dominance. Donald Trump’s Twitter tirades and demands for fealty show he prefers the latter – an ape-like strategy for success."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/14/donald-trump-alpha-male-chimpanzee-behavior

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« Reply #2830 on: September 15, 2017, 08:26:57 PM »
Irma Won’t “Wake Up” Climate Change-Denying Republicans. Their Whole Ideology Is on the Line.
By Naomi Klein
AS ONE OF the most powerful storms ever recorded bore down on the continental United States, with much of Florida under evacuation order, President Donald Trump was focused on a matter of grave urgency.

He gathered his cabinet at Camp David and said there was no time to waste. With Hurricane Irma set to potentially devastate huge swaths of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, now was the time, he said, to rush through massive … tax cuts.

Yes, that’s right. He wasn’t focused on getting massive aid to those most affected. He wasn’t focused on massive change to our energy and transit systems to lower greenhouse gas emissions so that Irma-like storms do not become a thrice-annual occurrence. His mind was on massive changes to the tax code — which, despite Trump’s claims that he is driven by a desire to give the middle class relief, would in fact hand corporations the biggest tax cut in decades and the very wealthy a sizable break as well.
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Here is what we need to understand in a hurry: Climate change, especially at this late date, can only be dealt with through collective action that sharply curtails the behavior of corporations, such as Exxon Mobil and Goldman Sachs (both so lavishly represented at Trump’s cabinet meeting). Climate action demands investments in the public sphere — in new energy grids, public transit and light rail, and energy efficiency — on a scale not seen since World War II. And that can only happen by raising taxes on the wealthy and on corporations, the very people Trump is determined to shower with the most generous tax cuts, loopholes, and regulatory breaks.

In short, climate change detonates the ideological scaffolding on which contemporary conservatism rests. ...
https://theintercept.com/2017/09/11/irma-donald-trump-tax-cuts-climate-change-republican-ideology-capitalism/
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« Reply #2831 on: September 15, 2017, 11:13:09 PM »
New evidence of Team Trump a violation of the Domestic Emoluments Clause:

Title: "The Strongest Evidence Yet Donald Trump Is Violating Constitutional Anti-Corruption Clauses"

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/09/documents_show_national_security_council_spent_taxpayer_money_at_trump_s.html

Extract: "New documents show the National Security Council spent taxpayer money at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago."
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« Reply #2832 on: September 16, 2017, 02:06:04 AM »
Trump administration working toward renewed drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Congress has the sole authority to determine whether oil and gas drilling can take place within’s the iconic refuge’s 19.6 million acres. But seismic studies represent a necessary first step, and Interior Department officials are modifying a 1980s regulation to permit this initial activity.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-administration-working-toward-renewed-drilling-in-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge/2017/09/15/bfa5765e-97ea-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_arctic-747pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.b5b6c2e29da2
Which is the best answer to Sep-2012 ASI lost (compared to 1979-2000)?
50% [NSIDC Extent] or
73% [PIOMAS Volume]

Volume is harder to measure than extent, but 3-dimensional space is real, 2D's hide ~50% thickness gone.
-> IPCC/NSIDC trends [based on extent] underestimate the real speed of ASI lost.

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Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« Reply #2833 on: September 16, 2017, 09:41:03 PM »
From Washington Post

This is the week that Trump's “fake news” attack lost its power.
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An Infowars host told a Trump supporter that the New York Times is not fake news.
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... even Breitbart is echoing the mainstream media and reporting that Trump is, indeed, waffling on the wall.

Looks like Donnie is suffering from a dose of hatburn. (sic)

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Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« Reply #2834 on: September 17, 2017, 12:54:16 AM »
Uncle Mikey Pence (we're close😉) looks to be in serious trouble.  Everyone knows that he has been lying from day one.  All those acting classes where he worked so hard on giving a serious look when he lied have all been for naught.

And now all the folks in his staff know that his goose is cooked.

As I noted many months ago....both Donnie and Mikey are toast .  A LOT of answers are still unknown.  Who's going to be fried first?  Are they going to be fried together?  What is going to happen to Paul Ryan?  Is shit going to hit the fan before January of 2018 when the Republicans are still in charge....OR...will they be ousted AFTER the next Congress is seated....and if that next House of Reps has the Democrats in charge.....that means we could have President Nancy.

Crazy times ahead.  If I were you Donnie.....I would get in all the golf you can over the next year.  It will likely be the last golf you play for a while.
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« Reply #2835 on: September 19, 2017, 10:59:11 PM »
Saw a clip of General Kelly listening to Donnie speak at the UN today.  Kelly looks like a man who knows what he has to do...(quit)...but isn't too thrilled about it.  And if you take that one step further....Kelly may know that he not only has to quit....he has to warn people that Donnie is not fit to be in the Oval Office.  It is Kelly's DUTY to do that....but he doesn't like it.

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« Reply #2836 on: September 20, 2017, 04:21:46 AM »
Donnie Small Hands continues to cut links to scientific data at various scientific sites throughout the US.

So.....eight months in and this is what Donnie Small Hands has achieved:

1). Put us closer to nuclear war than we have been since the 1960's
2). Continue to antagonize Iran
3). Has scrapped a great deal of scientific data that is now not accessible
4). Continued to attempt to kick millions of US citizens off of healthcare
5). Used campaign funds to pay for his and his sons legal fees related to RussiaGate
6). Continue to oversee a US dollar that continues to drop as other countries continue to price some commodities in the Chinese Yuan.

We are drawing closer to the point where we will soon see a couple of high level resignations in Donnie's administration.

The US has a sociopath at the helm..  and his hands are off the wheel.  Things will get much more serious before we see any improvement....and any improvement will only come AFTER Donnie and Mikey are removed from office....and that may be a year or more from now.

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