Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Trump doesn't have a dog in the wind mill fight in Scotland. Questions?

The Scottish property of "The Trump Organization" is on a waterway called the "Firth of Clyde." Those are protected waters. 

Donald Trump as President - Elect has stated he will not be practicing business from his office. He needs to stop conducting himself that way. Making a stand against the Scottish government because of his commercial property is not honoring that promise.

Besides that fact, the waterway passing the Trump Organization property is full of trash. The Scottish government is aware of that and has stated things have to improve. Currently, the view from the Trump Organization Light House looks best after dark.

Two new marine protection areas will be designated for Firth of Clyde and Fair Isle. (click here)

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham today designated two new Marine Protection Areas (MPAs) around the Fair Isle and in the Firth of Clyde. The announcement will be made at the Marine Conservation Society Annual Conference in Edinburgh.

The Fair Isle Demonstration and Research (D&R) MPA will give local communities opportunities to develop new or improved forms of marine management to protect seabirds and promote ecotourism.

The Wreck of Iona I Historic MPA (HMPA) will preserve the wreck of a 19th century paddle steamer, Iona I, which was built in 1862 for use in the American Civil War, but sank shortly after launch in the Firth of Clyde....

The Trump Organization should send a representative and offer assistance in the clean up. The participation will speed the clean up along and provide for a better experience at the resort. The Trump Organization should use their involvement to adversite their exquisite views and sustaining corporate values. The views of marine litter is hardly worth the cost of the Lighthouse Suite, that is if looking toward the water and not the golf course.

Core Group member (clck here) Dr Philip Cowie, Field Studies Council, Millport signing the constitution, to become a member of the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership, with chair Isabel Glasgow.

Lady Glasgow is set to discuss the important issue of tackling the scourge of marine litter in the Firth of Clyde at a special summit in Millport on Saturday 26 November.
The Field Studies Centre is hosting the event in collaboration with the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP) and other partner organisations including the RSPB, Community of Arran Seabed Trust and the Open University.

The groups will be coming together to discuss and share practical advice and experiences in dealing with marine litter, followed by a workshop considering policy options on how to deal with the environmental danger....

It would seem as though the whales have heard the news there are cleaner waters coming to the Firth of Clyde. Humpbacks are known to visit the Firth from time to time, but, the marine litter is a danger to them. I am sure The Trump Organization doesn't want a dead whale washing ashore after breathing in trash from the Firth of Clyde. And a clalf no less. He must have left his mummy and embarked out on his own seeking a safe waterway to protect him.

17 November 2016

A lone orca has been spotted swimming off the west coast of Scotland. (click here)

The incredible whale was spotted in North Ayrshire waters off the coast of Arran on Tuesday afternoon.
The rare sighting in the Firth of Clyde was reported yesterday by the Clyde Marine Mammal Project....

Many of Donald Trump's answers are moderate and do not completely reflect the extremists that voted for him..

Donald J. Trump (click here) is meeting with journalists from the newsroom and opinion staff at The New York Times. The interview is occurring after Mr. Trump first tweeted that he would cancel it, then reversed himself.
Several Times reporters, news editors and opinion writers are using Twitter to report live on the interview with Mr. Trump. We are publishing a selection here and updating this article frequently during the meeting.
He even stated he rather the popular vote over the Electoral College.
He states he doesn't want American competitiveness effected by the climate crisis. I believe he has to rethink that. Most trade in the world compete for the American market place. The USA economy is in a strong place to balance business against the planet. There really is no contest, the planet has no options to balance business and insure the safe levels of greenhouse gases that effect it.
Neglecting the future of Americans is simply wrong. People have died becauseof the climate crisis and that has to be a reality. All to often 'it happens to the other guy' is the political scenario than confronting the beast and rendering it neutral.
The climate crisis is real and should be addressed as real. American competetiveness is not completely measured on a balance sheet. There are moral parameters that comprise the market place. That morality is rewarded by a majority of Americans. So, the equation for competitiveness is balanced in many ways, including perhaps a tax credit for "Green Technology" applied to a companies energy demands.
It is best to address American Business in a manner that matters and not empty giveaways that serve no one but stockholders. Those giveaways hurt the moral structure of business and consumers often see it that way.
US Senator Bernie Sanders ran on a platform that Wall Street was abusing the American worker and the priorities of Young Americans. He had an incredible election primary that made a permanent impression on the politics of our day. If Senator Sanders' followers see movement to satisfying their objects to American Business it would be a real sign the government is not the plaque it has been for the past fifty years.

The administration appears to be hard right. The challenge to the detention should proceed now.

November 22, 2016
By Caroline Kenny

...Kobach, (click here) the current secretary of state in Kansas, met with Trump at his Bedminister golf club Sunday afternoon. In recent days, Kobach's name has been floated as a potential pick for head of the Department of Homeland Security...

 This will not achieve a greater national security. It will increase an underground that could become very militant if this strategy is actually deployed within the USA.

There are too many indications that there will be civil unrest in the country. The tensions began to rise during the Trump candidacy. This evidence is only fuel for the fire. Homeland Security is going to be more invasive to citizens privacy and not less.

This is not a good sign for peace within the USA itself. 

It is one thing to have right wing organizations advancing it's principles, but, it is quiet another thing to have sincere reasons for unrest. This allows radicals within the USA to increase activities and pose a real threat similar to what France is dealing with. The difference are two oceans to cross. That geography should not give the USA a false sense of security.

President Obama should offer to diffuse the incident.

November 22, 2016
by Andrei Makhovsky 

Minsk (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (click here) said on Tuesday that Ukraine's detention of two Russian soldiers near the border with Crimea was "a provocation."

Ukrainian security services detained two Russian soldiers near the border with Crimea on Monday. Kiev said the men were deserters from the Ukrainian army detained on Ukrainian-controlled territory, while Moscow claimed they were seized in Crimea.

There were some demonstrations in Ukraine as well. The Ukraine officials holding the defectors are most likely cautious about more trouble in the country.

November 22, 2016
By Interfax-Ukraine
Protesters (click here) tried to break into the building at 23b Velyka Vasylkivska, where according the office of the leader of the Ukrainian Choice NGO, Ukraine’s envoy in the subgroup for humanitarian affairs of the Trilateral Contact Group, Viktor Medvedchuk, is allegedly situated.
They knocked out windows on the ground floor, threw smoke flares thus starting a fire inside the building. It was extinguished by the protesters themselves, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported.
Some of the protesters broke the windows in Russia’s Sberbank office in the Leo Tolstoy Square nearby.
After this, law enforcement officers intervened and drove the protesters away from the building.
The protesters had no symbols and insignia on their clothing. They did not hold any posters or flags. Their faces were covered with balaclavas.