Tuesday Truth

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Nominees for top, Senate-confirmed positions in any administration must file personal financial disclosure reports listing their financial holdings, sources of income and debts so the Senate and the public can monitor for possible conflicts of interest. Below are the reports that have been made available for Donald Trump and his nominees so far.

@ OPEN SECRETS

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15 Responses to Tuesday Truth

  1. micki says:

    ….while nominees get off scot free in confirmation process, the world turns:

    People have triggered five out of six wildfires in the U.S. over the last two decades, tripling the length of the wildfire season and making it start earlier in the East and last longer in the West, a new study finds.

    Even as climate change worsens the nation’s fire season – making it longer and easier to burn more acres – researchers said human activities play an even bigger role. While fire experts have long blamed people more than lightning, the new work details the extent of human-caused ignitions and how they interact with global warming to make matters worse.

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    WHO said that if such priorities [new drugs] were left to market forces alone, “the new antibiotics we most urgently need are not going to be developed in time.” WHO estimated that it would take up to a decade for new medications.

    WHO said the most-needed drugs are for germs that threaten hospitals, nursing homes and among patients who need ventilators or catheters. The agency said the dozen listed resistant bacteria are increasingly untreatable and can cause fatal infections; they most typically strike people with weakened immune systems.

    At the top of WHO’s list is Acinetobacter baumannii, a group of bacteria that cause a range of diseases from pneumonia to blood or wound infections.

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 23,000 people die each year in the U.S. from infections caused by resistant bacteria

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    Trump is proposing a $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government “do more with less.”

    Domestic programs and foreign aid would as a whole absorb a 10 percent, $54 billion cut from currently projected levels – cuts that would match the military increase. The cuts would be felt far more deeply by programs and agencies targeted by Trump and his fellow Republicans, like the Environmental Protection Agency as well as foreign aid.
    Veterans’ programs would be exempted, as would border security, additional law enforcement functions and some other areas.

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    Have a great day, y’all!

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  2. Den says:

    Great days disappeared with the last election, now those of us still containing critical thinking skills live each day with great apprehension. We see before us an unfathomable reality of extremism wrought from the minds of racists, xenophobes, misogynists, and other bottom dwellers ruining dreams, tearing the fabric of a once proud Nation to smithereens.

    There are no more ‘great days’ ahead, only a worsening of days brought on by evil, vicious non- elected con men emboldened by one megalomaniac with money. Until this troop of neo-facists can be dealt with, we will continue to experience the hollow emptiness of Authoritarianism first hand while the rest of the World watches in horror.

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  3. micki says:

    Our snow is melting. Good! This seems like an endless winter — especially since our corner of paradise used to be the “maritime” PNW.

    Croci are pushing their colorful blooms thru the remaining snow. Yay!

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  4. º¿carol says:

    jimhitchcock says:
    February 26, 2017 at 4:51 PM

    Took awhile for me to talk you into the Genie 🙂

    We tried to get a Direct TV DVR a few years ago, but they would have had to run another wire into our house alongside the first wire and we had since put a room in the basement with a dropped ceiling. The dampness of the basement swelled the ceiling tiles and the the guy couldn’t move them w/o probably breaking them. We told him to forget it them, we didn’t want the headache of having to find, buy and install new ceiling tiles, even if it was only one.

    Good thing we said no that time because the next time Bob called them the technology had evolved and we didn’t need a second wire, the Genie box would work thru the original cable. We adore the DVR!!! Couldn’t live w/o it. It’s in the column of things we can’t live w/o, like the microwave, lol.

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  5. º¿carol says:

    I looked at a few of the forms in Den’s post. Trump’s signature, like a lunatic. I couldn’t believe he signed that paper the same way, with a marker as he did his executive orders. I swear, there isn’t anything that isn’t disgusting about that man.

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  6. º¿carol says:

    Den, I saved your advice about the Corvette’s battery problem and will relay it when I see Jill, or Brian.

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  7. David B. Benson says:

    David Brooks is particularly cogent today; the enlightenment is under attack.

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  8. º¿carol says:

    Why I’ll Never Sympathize with Regretful Trump Voters

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    Carol Mayor shared Shaun King’s photo.
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    Um…isn’t that kind of disrespectful? Why in the HELL is she lounging on the couch like that! Geez.
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    I sincerely doubt that Kellyanne Conway would be on the couch, shoes off, on her knees, looking at her phone, if the room was full of white dignitaries or CEOs that she actually actually respected.

    These are the presidents of America’s Black colleges and universities.
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    Ray Bottorff Jr
    Ray Bottorff Jr Ok here is what bugs me about the picture. I knew the Tacky President loves his gold trim and he had those gold curtains installed. But the carpet too? The Presidential Seal? It’s like 80s Wayne Newton Vegas minus the crystal mirror ball and gold plated chairs.
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    Susan Lyons Robertson Becaaaauuuse – she’s a disrespectful b!tch.
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    Carol Mayor
    Carol Mayor That’s like someone’s teenager when their parents had company.
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    Carol Mayor
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    Some people have the “best words” and it’s certainly NOT Trump.

    “A while back, I ran out of patience with the endless provision of cookies to the people who looked at the United States of America and decided that just what we needed was to have it run for a while by a Manhattan real-estate grifter and career public nuisance because he was going to bring jobs and money back to a bunch of states he very likely couldn’t find on a map. But, in a continuing act of self-criticism that would do the Cultural Revolution proud, ever since the results rolled in last November, America’s elite newspapers and news divisions have offered up linespace and airtime as a kind of penance to the “overlooked” and “forgotten” real Americans.

    “After the first several of these, I was on the verge of recommending that the people running the newspapers and news divisions simply stand themselves up in the town square of Bug Tussle and flog themselves for being educated as well as they are. The sub rosa tone of apology in most of these exercises was revolting.

    “Holy mother of god, I’m tired of reading quotes from people who live in places where the local economy went to hell or Mexico in 1979, and who have spent the intervening years swallowing whatever Jesus Juice was offered up by theocratic bunco artists of the Christocentric Right, and gulping down great flagons of barely disguised hatemongering against the targets of the day, all the while voting against their own best interests, now claiming that empowering Donald Trump as the man who will “shake things up” on their behalf was the only choice they had left. You had plenty of choices left.”

    “In Kansas, you could have declined to re-elect Sam Brownback, who’d already turned your state into a dismal Randian basket case. In Wisconsin, you had three chances to turn out Scott Walker, and several chances to get the state legislature out of his clammy hands. And, now that the teeth of this new administration are becoming plain to see, it’s a good time to remind all of you that you didn’t have to hand the entire federal government over to Republican vandalism, and the presidency over to an abject loon on whom Russia may well hold the paper.

    “You all had the same choices we all had. You saddled the rest of us with misrule and disaster. Own it. I empathize, but I will not sympathize.”

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    • º¿carol says:

      Now THAT is weird. I didn’t pay attention, my copy/paste went awry. The gist of what I wanted to post was that article from Esquire.

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  9. David B. Benson says:

    Enjoying watching the Republicants squirm as it finally gets through their thick skulls that Obamacare cannot be improved.

    Of course they would never approve of Medicare For All…

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  10. David B. Benson says:

    Home from the all-university choral concert. With accompaniment, including Elizabeth Swanson on her cello. Earlier at the Hillside Cafe I gave her a cookie because she was so assiduously doing homework. At the concert Keadrin came in at the last moment to sit next to me but one seat. Afterwards we chatted a bit. Just before the concert chatted with Peggy. Survived going down the B Street sidewalk; wasn’t that bad.

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