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May 31, 2017

The Department of Defense thinks global climate change is real.

Science Magazine


Trump’s defense chief cites climate change as national security challenge

By Andrew Revkin, ProPublicaMar. 14, 2017 , 1:00 PM
Reprinted from ProPublica

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has asserted that climate change is real, and a threat to American interests abroad and the Pentagon’s assets everywhere, a position that appears at odds with the views of the president who appointed him and many in the administration in which he serves.


“Climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today,” Mattis said in written answers to questions posed after the public hearing by Democratic members of the committee. “It is appropriate for the Combatant Commands to incorporate drivers of instability that impact the security environment in their areas into their planning.”


"Climate change is a challenge that requires a broader, whole-of government response. If confirmed, I will ensure that the Department of Defense plays its appropriate role within such a response by addressing national security aspects."
James Mattis
May 30, 2017

ATTN Canada do I have a deal for you

You give us Justin Trudeau and you can have Oklahoma and Texas

The same deal goes for England, France, Brussels, and Germany too.

May 26, 2017

Trump 'complained to Belgian PM of difficulty setting up golf resorts in EU'

Source: The Guardian

Donald Trump offered an insight into his approach to political life during his 30 hours in Belgium while munching “lots of” Belgian chocolates, it has been reported.

Le Soir, a Belgian daily newspaper, reported that the US president acclaimed the chocolates, which were a gift from the Belgian government, during a meeting with the country’s prime minister, Charles Michel.


A second source told the newspaper: “Every time we talk about a country, he remembered the things he had done. Scotland? He said he had opened a club. Ireland? He said it took him two and a half years to get a licence and that did not give him a very good image of the European Union. One feels that he wants a system where everything can be realised very quickly and without formalities.”


The paper reports: “Donald Trump had no idea of the economic weight of Belgium and even less of what the country represents for trade with the United States. Then he was introduced to the thing in a very visual way. But the president only gave vague attention to it.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/26/donald-trump-complained-belgian-pm-difficulty-golf-resorts-eu


Oh for the love of dog please make it stop. Chocolates, golf, shoving people, insulting the
Germans, and treating NATO countries like they owe back rent.
May 25, 2017

Variety: Fox News Says Sean Hannity Will Return to Show


Fox News Channel lent support to its best-known anchor Sean Hannity, saying Friday that the popular host would return to its air next week following a Memorial Day holiday vacation – an effort to tamp down speculation that a controversy currently enveloping Hannity could escalate further.

“Like the rest of the country, Sean Hannity is taking a vacation for Memorial Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday,” the 21st Century Fox-owned network said in a statement. “Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish.”

Hannity has become embroiled in a furor over his recent promotion of a widely discredited story about the death last summer of Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who was murdered in Washington, D.C. last July in what local police have stated they believe is a botched robbery. Hannity has in recent days promoted an unproven theory that Rich was killed in exchange for providing internal documents to Wikileaks, prompting statements of outrage from the Rich family.

On Tuesday, Fox News said it had retracted a story, published on FoxNews.com, about Rich’s murder – believed to be one of the first times the news outlet has withdrawn an article over its more than 20-year history. The killing remains unsolved and right-leaning press outlets such as Breitbart and The Drudge Report have in posts and links bolstered the wild conspiracy. Hannity continued to promote the theory about Rich on his Tuesday radio show, noting that “this issue is so big now that the entire Russia collusion narrative is hanging by a thread.”
May 25, 2017

Proud Dad Here

My Son (now 22) turned off the TV and his cell phone too and went out and
built a little campfire in the fire pit and got out the outdoor lounge chair
and then took our black lab out to sit with him by the fire.

update .....
He just asked if I wanted to come sit by the fire w/him.

Guess Rachel M. can do her show without me.

May 24, 2017

Just remember ISIS is the result of w & Cheney's war for oil in Iraq.

Remember too that the French warned us about unkown and unforseen "blowback"
from invading Iraq and the republicans and Fox News responded w/freedom fries.

Tony Blair is right: without the Iraq war there would be no Islamic State

May 24, 2017

ATTN Rural Trump voters .... Trump's budget goes after rural hospitals


Proposed cuts in President Donald Trump's 2018 budget for HHS would reduce funding for rural hospitals and hurt the supply pipeline for black and Hispanic healthcare professionals.The budget proposal targets several rural hospital grants in its projected cuts. The Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant, at $42 million, is proposed for elimination.
May 23, 2017

Remember these two things about ISIS

1) ISIS was created by bush & Cheney's unneeded war in Iraq.

2) The country that spends the most to support ISIS is Saudi Arabia.

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