Thursday, May 12, 2016

Did Priebus and Trump have to get credentials in order to hold a political meeting at the US Capital?

I wasn't going to comment on this mess. But, I have an objection so here it is. I find it astounding a political meeting took place in the US Capital in the US Speaker's Office. This was completely outside the bounds of an organized and registered caucus within the US House. Caucus frequently use meeting rooms in the US Capital because it involves many elected officials with SECURITY CLEARANCES.

I realize Donald Trump as a Presidential Nominee must have a degree of security clearance. If Priebus has a national security clearance to the level that the US House Speaker has clearance I'll vehemently object.

What next, a convention?

May 12, 2016
By David Jackson 

Washington — Paul Ryan and Donald Trump (click here) pledged Thursday to work together to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the fall general election — though the Republican House speaker again stopped short of formally endorsing his party's presumptive presidential nominee.
"The United States cannot afford another four years of the Obama White House, which is what Hillary Clinton represents," Ryan and Trump said in a joint statement issued after their private meeting. "That is why it’s critical that Republicans unite around our shared principles, advance a conservative agenda, and do all we can to win this fall."
Ryan and Trump also said they were "honest about our few differences," and more discussions will be scheduled. They said they "remain confident there’s a great opportunity to unify our party and win this fall, and we are totally committed to working together to achieve that goal."...  

Expanding Medicare enrollment to age 55 is possible.

In 2008 a worrisome population in the USA lost their medical insurance and were denied COBRA. It took action by Washington, DC to open an agency to review the loss of medical benefits without a COBRA option. The population in the breach were Americans 55 and older. They lost jobs because of rapid economic contraction due to The Great Recession.

Recently we have learned the USA population of Caucasian men were at risk for illness while not having adequate health insurance.

"Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds" (click here)

This extension of Medicare benefits could help close the gap on necessary health care of all Americans age 55 to 65. It is a great idea and an important option for this population.

May 12, 2016
By The New York Times Editorial Board

Health policy experts (click here) have long argued that Congress should let older Americans buy into Medicare before they become eligible for it at 65. Hillary Clinton said this week that she supports this option, which could help expand coverage and cut the cost of insurance for some people.Many lawmakers, as well as former President Bill Clinton, have said in the past that people between 55 and 65 should be allowed to buy into Medicare, which has lower administrative costs than private insurance because it pays lower reimbursement rates to doctors and hospitals and does not have to turn a profit. Congress even considered this provision when it was debating the Affordable Care Act, but did not include it in the law because of opposition from Republicans, conservative Democrats and former Senator Joseph Lieberman, the Connecticut independent....     

There was not sufficient intelligence to deploy more Americans into Benghazi.

This has already been discussed by the military in their investigation. It was decided to not send anymore military into Benghazi because the extent of involvement and deployment was not known. Previous to September 11, 2012 and after the removal of Qaddafi from power in Libya the intelligence regarding a chronically shifting authority was only being compiled. The lawsuit under Freedom for Information Act is the tail waging the dog.

At the time of the attack in Beghazi there was a drone sent by the USA military as provided in testimony to evaluate the conditions on the ground. It was correct for the US military to be on alert and prepare for deployment. But, deployment and preparation for deployment are two very, very different events. The decision to stop any deployment into Benghazi was not about diplomacy. It was about saving lives and the fact a deployment would only place more lives at risk without adequate intelligence.

There is no other media organization reporting this as a political decision. The freedom of information lawsuit was not necessary. There was TESTIMONY provided to the multiple Benghazi committees. It was publicly stated. A closed session meeting was not necessary in reporting those facts.

May 12, 2016
By Adam Housley
His squadron got the alert: a “real world mission was going down.” (click here)
The team – at Aviano Air Base in northeastern Italy – raced to the field and was briefed, as planes were armed and prepared to launch. Hundreds of miles away, fellow Americans were under attack in Benghazi.
"There were people everywhere,” said the witness, who was on the ground that night but wished to remain anonymous. “That flight line was full of people, and we were all ready to go” to Benghazi. 
Only they were waiting for the order. It never came.
“The whole night we were told that we are waiting on a call,” he told Fox News....

There are storm today, but, interestingly enough is the fact there are two fronts each spinning in opposite directions.

Wind (click here)

May 9, 2016
Nehawka, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather(click here)  in the Plains (all times local):
9:15 p.m.
Officials say a tornado that swept through a rural southeast Nebraska town destroyed a home, while the homeowner hung onto a tree outside.

May 11, 2016
By Michael King and Samatha Mohr
(WXIA) -- For a second straight day, (click here) tornadoes tore through the nation's midsection, with the focus moving eastward after Monday's violent storms in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas.
Tuesday afternoon, tornadoes began to spin up in northern Kentucky and southern Illinois, with storms moving through the Owensboro and Elizabethtown areas.
In the western Kentucky community of Mayfield, near Paducah, a tornado pounded through a parking lot, and was caught on Facebook video by Randall Reed.
11Alive meteorologist Samantha Mohr says the Mayfield tornado is an excellent example of a "multi-vortex tornado." 

Recall the fact this event resulted in multiple fronts the following day.

May 11, 2016
By Jonathan Conder
Oklahoma City —Most tornadoes (click here) spin counter-clockwise, but during Monday's tornado outbreak, one tornado was spinning clockwise or backwards.
Anticyclonic tornadoes are very, very rare, but a tornado near Roff, Oklahoma, was on the ground for almost 13 miles.
An anticyclonic twister developed about 6 miles north-northwest of Sulphur and moved northeast. The tornado has been rated as an EF1 tornado with winds up to 110 mph.
The tornado was likely wrapped in precipitation and not very visible. At the same time, a larger EF-3 tornado was on the ground, moving to the east, about 6 miles to the west of the anticyclonic tornado. One could even consider this rare tornado as it satellite tornado to moved around the larger tornadic circulation.

The physics involved in a phenomena such as this is noted in fluid mechanics. Air is a form of fluid. The energy (heat) was so high a resultant multiple vortexes resulted.

May 12, 2016
By Camila Domonoske

A second trial (click here) related to the death of Freddie Gray opens Thursday in Baltimore, where police Officer Edward Nero faces multiple misdemeanors in connection with the case.
Gray died April 19, 2015, after suffering a broken neck while in police custody — specifically, while being transported in a police van, medical examiners found. The following month, prosecutors announced charges against six police officers in connection with Gray's death.
Nero faces multiple misdemeanor charges, according to The Associated Press: second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.
NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports that Nero is not being charged directly for Gray's death....

Elon Musk is championing the future, this time it is the homeland of Earth that is the focus.

May 12, 2016
By Marko della Cava

Las Vegas – The co-founders (click here) of a start-up aiming to upend earthbound transportation say they've had their Kitty Hawk moment.
Hyperloop One successfully demonstrated Wednesday one key part of how it plans to send people and cargo racing through cushioned tubes at nearly the speed of sound. This transportation alternative, its backers claim, could reduce the journey between Los Angeles and San Francisco to just 30 minutes.
“We are standing on hallowed ground for us,” said Shervin Pishevar, cofounder of Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One, which is among a few companies focused on the hyperloop technology.
What the gaggle of investors and journalists saw from metal risers planted in the desert north of Las Vegas was a lot more rudimentary than artists' rendering of the future, however.
Instead it was more a proof of concept, much like those first airborne moments shared by the Wright Brothers in their airplane.
A bare-metal sled — not a tube — rocketed down a track, with the sled elevated slightly by magnetic levitation technology. It accelerated at 2 g-force before hitting a patch of sand 100 yards down the line....

The Former First Laura Bush has written a book with her daughter Jenna to celebrate the USA's great national parks.

To help commemorate (click here) the one hundredth anniversary of the National Park Service, #1 New York Times bestselling authors former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager have  created an exuberant picture book tribute to our national parks and the importance and fun of connecting with nature.

Our Great Big Backyard follows Jane, whose plans of spending the summer playing video games with her friends are dashed when her parents announce that her family is going on a road trip to national parks around the country. Yet somewhere between the Everglades and Big Bend National Park, things begin to change. Jane starts paying attention to the magnificent sights and spends less time looking at her screen. The stunning views open up her imagination as she and her brother see everything that nature has to offer. And the more Jane discovers, the more she realizes how much there is to love about the outdoors—whether she’s in a national park across the country or right in her own backyard.

The Former First Lady is also a new grandmother.

There is something a(click here) bout the bond between sisters that cannot be ignored.
For many years, Jenna Bush Hager has maintained a close relationship with her sibling Barbara Pierce Bush. And now, the Today show correspondent is witnessing the closeness between her own two daughters.
"The kids are great. One is three and the other one is nine months and they're really sweet together," Jenna shared with E! News when supporting her new book Our Great Big Backyard with mom and former First Lady Laura Bush. "They have the cutest bond as sisters."
She added, "I was telling my mom I think there's something in people's DNA to love their siblings."
May 12, 2016
By Jessica Hartogs

The gun used to kill Trayvon Martin, (click here) a young INNOCENT black teenager who was shot in Florida, is being auctioned at a starting bid of $5,000.
George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing Martin in 2012, has listed the Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm on a gun broker website.
"The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin on 2/26/2012," says Zimmerman, in the description.
The Trayvon Martin case sparked outrage nationwide when Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot and killed 17-year-old Martin in Sanford, FL....
Paul Ryan is defending the crony policies of the PAST. Donald Trump is a different type of candidate and the RNC needs to get rid of their corruption.

The RNC primaries are over. They have their candidate. The RNC needs to ready themselves for the national elections.

In 2008 the Republican White House and policies caused the global economic collapse called "The Great Recession". It was only short of The Great Depression. The American people have witnessed the corruption that caused the global economic collapse, AGAIN. The corruption manifested this time in an amendment attached to a brinkmanship national budget that was to remove regulations of the very instruments that crashed the financial markets in the first place in 2008. The corruption of the RNC is completely obvious.

The RNC should be embracing change. Below is a poverty map of the USA.(click here) There are only three states with below 11 percent averages, New Hampshire, Maryland and Connecticut. There is not one southern Red State below 17 percent. There needs to be radical change in the Republican Party.