Saturday, November 18, 2017


Merriam - Webster

To cause to turn aside or away from what is good or true or morally right. 

To corrupt the morals of...

To weaken the morale of...



To upset or destroy the normal functioning of...

To throw into disorder.

Cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope; dispirit.

Example by F. D. Roosevelt:

"The foreclosures were further demoralizing an already desperate real-estate market."

The Democrats have to fight back against the demoralizing effect the Republicans have adopted in order to exploit the country.

November 8, 2017
By Claude Brodesser-Akner

Trenton --  The race to replace Gov. Chris Christie is over, (click here) but a nagging question remains: Why did Virginia just take New Jersey to school when it comes to voter turnout?

The latest tally of votes by the Associated Press as of 9:16 a.m. on Wednesday had 2,019,665 votes being cast in the Garden State on Tuesday.  According to the latest state Division of Elections data, 5,754,862 voters were registered to vote in Tuesday's election.

That puts our preliminary voter turnout at a laughably low 35.1 percent, well below even those predictions of a record-low turnout.

But in Virginia's governor's race, the turnout was the highest in 20 years, and more than 12 points higher.

While New Jersey's vote totals could change as the final 1 percent of precinct tallies are counted and reported, they are "abysmal," says Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray.

Murray had earlier predicted turnout was likely to be a record low, but still well above that on Election Day....

Friday, November 17, 2017

Really? Why? This is incredible. Is there are female replacement pilot?

November 17, 2017
By Ryan Collingwood

...The Naval Air Station (click here) in Whidbey Island has claimed responsibility for the drawing, calling it “unacceptable” and “of zero training value.”
The base’s public affairs office on Friday referred questions to the Navy’s Pacific Fleet headquarters in San Diego, where Lt. Cmdr. Leslie Hubbell said the crew involved in the sky-drawing would be held accountable.
Hubbell said an investigation has been launched, although it’s not clear who in the chain of command will make the final decision on disciplinary action. She declined to speculate on whether the crew members involved could be discharged.

Hubbell said the aircraft involved was an EA-18G Growler (click here) from the VAQ-130 Electronic Attack Squadron based at Whidbey Island, on a “routine training” flight. The highly maneuverable plane is a cousin of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, outiftted with radar and communication jamming equipment....

These aircraft are owned by the American people. They should be reflecting the values of the American people and not the personal fixation of a pilot out to prove a point.

Maybe the unit needs a new mascot. 

South Korea is full speed ahead for the 2018 Winter Games.

November 17, 2017
By Yoon Min-sik

Gangneung, Gangwon Province -- With a shortage of accommodation cited (click here) as one of the biggest problems for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, authorities are hoping to address the issue by better connecting the host city to the Seoul metropolitan area.

A high-speed train service connecting the gateway city of Incheon, through Seoul, all the way to Gangwon Province where the Winter Olympic Games will be held will begin operation in December.

Passengers aboard the high-speed KTX will be able to travel from Incheon International Airport to Gangneung -- one of the host cities along with PyeongChang-gun -- in a little over two hours at a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour....

To right is Gangneung Province.

North Korea has become very quiet according to some intelligence sources. China's diplomacy has been successful in the path to restore a relationship between the two countries.

November 17, 2017
By Yonhap

A special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping (click here) arrived in North Korea Friday, a report said, amid apparent strains between the two communist allies due to Pyongyang's recent nuclear and missile provocations.

In a report from Pyongyang, Japan's Kyodo News said the Chinese Envoy, Song Tao, met with Choe Ryong-hae, a vice chairman of the North's ruling Workers' Party, shortly after his arrival in Pyongyang.

Song and about four other Chinese officials were earlier seen at a Beijing airport with North Korean ambassador in Beijing Ji Jae-ryong seeing them off.

Song's trip to the North comes after the recent conclusion of the Chinese Communist Party Congress. Seoul officials noted Beijing has traditionally sent a ranking official to its communist ally to explain the outcome of its party congress. Song currently heads the international relations department at the Central Committee of the Communist Party....

This measure will never achieve what Republicans intended, it will drop consumer prices.

Percent of returns claiming deduction: (click here)

All these Americans will be effected by the end of the state and local tax deduction. Those are folks that contribute to the USA economy through more disposable income. As soon as spending among this group seems to diminish, merchants will drop their percent of profit and reduce consumer prices. The country's economy cannot afford to have this segment out of the market place. For the Wall Street Republicans, they just shot themselves in the greedy foot.

...Currently, taxpayers can deduct their state and local property taxes as well as either their income or sales taxes. The House bill would repeal the income and sales tax deductions and cap the property tax deduction at $10,000....

The real political hay the Republicans were looking for was this:

The average claim per claimant, or the total dollar amount claimed in each state for a given deduction or credit divided by the number of tax filers claiming the deduction or credit.

There are only two states that fall into higher than average numbers, California and New York. These are the wealthy and contribute to Democratic candidates. They won't even feel it. These folks will look to other ways to save on taxes and will continue to live where they love and will continue to contribute to their favorite candidates.

The pain the Republicans were hoping to heap onto Democrats won't even be felt. It effects the Middle Class and the lower Middle Class in home purchases if they can afford to be in the housing market at all. It will postpone the American Dream for them, but, why should these states be any different than the Republican Red States where there are two classes of people, "The Haves and the Have Nots."

Don't think for one minute the Republicans didn't contemplate this measure.

July 19, 2017
By Mark P. Keightley
Specialist in Economics

"An analysis of the Geographic Distribution of the Mortgage Interest Deduction" (click here)

Make no mistake, this was ushered in by Trump!


"Well, none of them are my voters."

He lives in his hotels, a place of business.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Republican in trouble politically should always grab for a Clinton moment. Amazing. There is no comparison.

November 16. 2017

Pastor David Floyd, (click here) appalled that a president of the United States had the soul-destroying gall to embark on a sexual relationship with a woman less than half his age, told his Alabama flock in 1998 that Bill Clinton had crossed the line and had to go.

As new allegations of sexual advances by Senate candidate Roy Moore on women less than half his age have peppered Alabama voters nearly daily this autumn, Floyd is telling his congregation that Moore is “an upright man” who should be forgiven for his sins and elected to office.

Floyd, who for 34 years has been the pastor at Marvyn Parkway Baptist Church in Opelika, says his evangelical theology has not changed in the past two decades. It’s just he knows Moore to be a more moral man than Clinton was.

“All of us have sinned and need a savior,” Floyd said. “Of course, moral character is still important. But with Bill Clinton or Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby, we’re talking about something completely different. You have to look at the totality of the man. That’s why I support Judge Moore. I’ve prayed with him. I know his heart.”...

The Republican Party are lined with extremists. White Supremacists, Pedophiles, and billionaires ready to sell out the country to communism if it will improve the USA economy.

Their constituency is undereducated, but, that fits the stereotype legislator. It is easy to be Republicans because they just have to be smarter than their constituency. Or. At least tricker.

They want laws passed to carry out their intimate love of a child. The Trump Republican will seek and take votes from any pervert in the country and now they expect their favor returned.

This is what they believe and they won't stop until the country accepts their estranged sexuality. 

..."It will likely be DECADES (click here) before this society can have an honest, non-hysterical conversation about kids and sex," a pedophilia advocate who calls himself Eric Tazelaar told me earlier this month over Twitter direct message. Tazelaar claims to be a steering committee member of the North American Man-Boy Love Association, or NAMBLA, and is concerned about the organization's future.

His fears aren't unfounded. NAMBLA, once a visible advocate of pedophilia, doesn't feature heavily into what I call the online pedo-sphere these days. Membership numbers and group activities are difficult to pin down, but based on online research and conversations with alleged former members as well as opponents of the group, both appear to have dwindled to nearly nothing....

Oh, yes, everyone other than the pedophiles doesn't know what real love is.

How many holy men have taken to the airwaves to claim they are sorry for their sins, Lord? How many?

When is this Republican horse shit going to stop!

The southern states have the highest poverty levels, the highest teenage pregnancy rates, the worst record with disability rates, the lousiest rate of union representation and the highest number of churches. When are these people going to be able to stand up to these lousy no goods and tell them to go to hell where they belong!

February 21, 2017

For the fourth straight year, (click here) Washington, D.C. is the most literate city in the United States, according to a recent study on literacy. The study, by Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), examined how well Americans used their literacy skills in the nation’s largest cities. Rounding out the top five were Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Pittsburgh.

CCSU ranked the cities based on six categories: bookstores, residents’ educational attainment, newspaper circulation, use of online resources, the library system, and periodical publishing resources. The most literate cities were largely in the Northeast, and they generally had a well-educated and well-paid population...

Republicans hide behind God and they all belong in hell!

The scum of the Earth vote Republican!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The only way to stop the killing is to stop selling the guns. There is no other way. This man was under court order to surrender guns. What good did it do?

November 15, 2017
By Haleigh Pike

Corning, Calif. - Five people have been killed (click here) and multiple have been injured after a mass shooting Tuesday morning in the community of Rancho Tehama, according to Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston with the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office. 

“It’s a very sad day for us here in Tehama County,” said Johnston as he addressed the media. 

According to Johnston, none of the five people killed were children but one was the shooter, who has been identified as Kevin Janson Neal. Officials are not releasing information about the other four people who were killed at this time.

Johnston added ten patients, including two children, are being treated at Northstate hospitals but their conditions are unknown at this time. In a press conference at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Johnston added that some members of Neal's family are missing and they have been unable to locate them.

Johnston said several agencies are on the ground in Rancho Tehama actively investigating seven different crime scenes as the shooting spread across many locations, including the Rancho Tehama Elementary School....

The police were afraid of Kevin Janson Neal. They knew he was a killer and they could not find a way to remove the guns without the wife being dead. Well, that has turned out to be less of an issue anyway.

November 15, 2017
By Paige St. JohnFrank Shyong and Sonali Kohli

...None of the guns were legally in Neal’s possession, (click here) Johnston said. The two rifles were “homemade” and unregistered and the two pistols were registered to another person, he said.

A signed court order following Neal’s arrest in January for attacking his neighbor shows he was ordered on April 1 to surrender all firearms.

Johnston said deputies were familiar with the gunman....         

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wouldn't increase whom's threat risk? I don't like the precedent. It shows weakness in the USA resolve to such outrageous demands.

November 14, 2017
By Andrew Higgins

Moscow — When President Vladimir V. Putin (click here) in July ordered American diplomatic missions in Russia to slash their staff by 755 employees, the State Department said it would need time to assess the “impact of such a limitation and how we will respond to it.”

Part of that response has now become clear: To make up for the loss of security guards axed in the Russian-mandated staff cuts, Washington has hired a private Russian company that grew out of a security business co-founded by Mr. Putin’s former K.G.B. boss, an 82-year-old veteran spy who spent 25 years planting agents in Western security services and hunting down their operatives.

Under a $2.8 million no-bid contract awarded by the Office of Acquisitions in Washington, security guards at the American Embassy in Moscow and at consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok will be provided by Elite Security Holdings, a company closely linked to the former top K.G.B. figure, Viktor G. Budanov, a retired general who rose through the ranks to become head of Soviet counterintelligence.

A State Department official in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity in accordance with the department’s rules, said that Elite Security and individuals associated with it had been “vetted” with “relevant national and local agencies” and would not increase the threat risk....

Russian and American (click here) soldiers in Torgau, near the Elbe River on April 25, 1945

It would appear "The Spirit of Elbe" (click here for Arlington National Cemetery Facebook entry) is only available to the US - Russian relationship when it is convenient to Russian politics.

2 November 2017

...Wyden's remark (click here) was a “direct provocation” that “further damages already strained US-Russia relations,” the embassy said, reiterating that Moscow has never interfered in US domestic policy.

It called on Washington to focus on cooperation, in the spirit of the milestone meeting of the Soviet and American troops on the Elbe River on April 25,1945, during which the American and Russian soldiers embraced each other.

“And we won in that War against the Nazi plague. We won, because our peoples were together. We hope that in our bilateral relations “the spirit of the Elbe, the spirit of cooperation, including military, will prevail,” the embassy said, noting that both countries need to join efforts in the fight against international terrorism.

“We must find a possibility to pool our efforts,” it said.

What Russian diplomatic hubris doesn't recognize in attacking Senator Wyden, is the very real and dangerous airing of grievances in the Cold War. 

...For their part, (click herethe Soviets resented the Americans’ decades-long refusal to treat the USSR as a legitimate part of the international community as well as their delayed entry into World War II, which resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of Russians. After the war ended, these grievances ripened into an overwhelming sense of mutual distrust and enmity. Postwar Soviet expansionism in Eastern Europe fueled many Americans’ fears of a Russian plan to control the world. Meanwhile, the USSR came to resent what they perceived as American officials’ bellicose rhetoric, arms buildup and interventionist approach to international relations. In such a hostile atmosphere, no single party was entirely to blame for the Cold War; in fact, some historians believe it was inevitable....

But, in modern time, the current President of Russia has sought to heal wounds with Europe.

7 April 2010
By Allen Hall

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (click here) today paid tribute to 22,000 Polish officers murdered on the orders of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in 1940.
Mr Putin was the first Russian politician to stand by the mass grave in the lonely forest near Smolensk.

For over half a century Moscow laid the blame for the killings on the Nazis - but this was one war crime that they did not commit....

Such gestures of peace to improve relations globally as well were a sincere expression of a new Russia, a burgeoning economic Russia. It is these images of the vacillation of Russian leadership that causes such pause with the issues of Crimea and Ukraine. 

In all sincerity, rather than Russia continuing to look as though it has a problem with "Identity Schizophrenia," it needs to drastically change it's INTERNAL POLITICS to reflect the true nature of peace and future hopes of economic growth and acceptance.

Defaming US Senator Wyden in public is hardly Russia putting it's best foot forward. However, it may be that US Senator Wyden may consider such words a compliment.

I remind, the land the USA Embassy is built on is sovereign USA land. Russia has no place in "changing the guard" so to speak. It is still yet another Russian invasion.

When is the Clinton Foundation going to sue the Justice Department for harassment?

It won't work Mr. Trump! Anything to discredit and detract and distract from what is important.

This is about the country!

November 13, 2017
By Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman

Washington - The Justice Department (click here) said Monday that prosecutors were looking into whether a special counsel should be appointed to investigate political rivals President Trump has singled out for scrutiny, including Hillary Clinton.

The department, in a letter sent to the House Judiciary Committee, said the prosecutors would examine allegations that donations to the Clinton Foundation were tied to a 2010 decision by the Obama administration to allow a Russian nuclear agency to buy Uranium One, a company that owned access to uranium in the United States, and other issues.

The letter appeared to be a direct response to Mr. Trump’s statement on Nov. 3, when he said he was disappointed with his beleaguered attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and that longstanding unproven allegations about the Clintons and the Obama administration should be investigated.

Any such investigation would raise questions about the independence of federal investigations under Mr. Trump. Since Watergate, the Justice Department has largely operated independently of political influence on cases related to the president’s opponents....

Anyone can understand the strain a President can be under when his own family is involved in concerns regarding the country, but, it has to go forward. There is nothing that will distract from that issue. Poor judgement, no matter the subject, is not an excuse, it is a concern.

November 13, 2017
By Julia Ioffe

...The next morning, (click here) about 12 hours later, Trump Jr. responded to WikiLeaks. “Off the record I don’t know who that is, but I’ll ask around,” he wrote on September 21, 2016. “Thanks.”...

The media has not failed the American people in regard to the sovereign state of the country. The media and it's members has risen to the occasion and provided a cutting edge validated by the NSA prior to the final results of the election.

The people involved with exposure that has supported the investigation into foreign interference in the 2016 elections have the highest ethical minds in the business. Their integrity is not questioned.

The Putin-Trump project (click here) was an election-season blog funded by the Progress for USA Political Action Committee, which was launched by Internet entrepreneur Rob Glaser, founder of RealNetworks and an early employee at Microsoft.
The Putin-Trump Editorial Director was Bill Buzenberg, former head of the Center for Public Integrity, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative news organization, and vice president of news for both National Public Radio and Minnesota Public Radio / American Public Media.

In May 2017, Buzenberg and moved to Mother Jones, the investigative news organization, which has launched a new project to report on the Trump-Russia ties and foreign influence in US politics. You can find their constantly updated coverage here.

The Center for Public Integrity won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for investigative journalism. There is no fault here. It is some of the best America has to offer.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

It is currently Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:42 pm.

High initial casualty reports from Iran's Kurdish provinces

In Iran's heavily Kurdish western provinces, 129 people have been killed and up to 1,000 injured because of Sunday night's earthquake, Iran's ILNA news has reported from its correspondents on the ground.

Most of the destruction occurred in the provinces of Kermanshah and Illam.

Iranian officials in Tehran put the initial death toll at least 61, and more than 300 injured.

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli emphasized mobilizing "all resources" in a phone call with the governor of Kermanshah, according to ILNA.

Fazli urged all relief organizations to urgently admit and treat patients, while promising to assist the injured.

Iranian Red Crescent workers have been deployed to the affected areas, Iran's state-run news IRNA has reported.

Officials warned of further casualties due to the potentially damaged structures, and the loss of electricity, water, and communications.

Iranian media is describing the event as "the earthquake that shook half of Iran."...

War is stupid. Earth can change the course of war in seconds. Earth can crush civilization and make generals cry.

I take it there were no seismometers deployed with the troops. Oh, well. Surprise!

August 31, 2017

In Afghanistan, (click here) about 8,400 US troops, most of which are US Army soldiers, are authorized to take part in Resolute Support, which aims to train, advise, and assist the Afghan security forces and institutions in their fight against the Taliban and other terrorist networks.
A new report, however, recently revealed that there are actually about 12,000 US troops in the country. The Pentagon then said on Aug. 30 that about 11,000 US troops are in Afghanistan.
In Iraq, about 4,000 to 6,000 soldiers are taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve, which aims to eliminate the Islamic State. Only 5,262 US troops are authorized to be in Iraq, but the actual numbers have been larger for a while as commanders leverage what they call temporary — or "nonenduring" — assignments like the one involving the 82nd Airborne in Mosul.
In Syria, 500 US special forces and 250 Rangers are working in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The Pentagon is also mulling sending an additional 1,000 US service members to the war-torn country.
A new BuzzFeed News report, however, also said that there are really about 2,000 US forces in Syria — about 850 (including US Marines) then previously thought.
In Kuwait, about 15,000 soldiers are spread among Camp Arifjan, Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, and Ali Al Salem Air Base. About 3,800 soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team also deployed there late last year.
In Poland, about 3,500 soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division's 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team are stationed as part of Atlantic Resolve, which seeks to halt Russian aggression. These soldiers will help train local forces and provide security, eventually fanning out to other countries like Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary to do the same.
In Ukraine, approximately 250 Oklahoma National Guardsmen are training Ukrainian forces in support of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.

In Somalia, about 40 US soldiers from the 101st Airborne division are assisting the central government in training its forces and fighting the terrorist group al-Shabab....

Iran may have known this would occur. Iran probably doesn't have the warning infrastructure it needed to alert others. Perhaps being on good terms with Iran has it's benefits; saving lives, food and water distribution by Americans to help Iranians and stuff like that.

September 2012
By Sayed Naser Hashemi, Leila Etemadjahromi, Neda Nowroozi

In this research, (click here) seismogenic zones of Iran were identified using a GIS-based spatial analysis of the seismicity and active faulting data. Density maps showing the spatial variation of seismicity and active faulting of the Iranian region were prepared. After that, by overlying and combining seismicity and active faulting data layers, the seismogenic zoning map of Iran, showing 5 seismic zones, was presented. A comparison between the seismicity and active faulting density maps indiactes that a good spatial correlation can be observed between these two parameters. It probably means that active faults are the main seismogenic sources responsible for generating earthqukes in this region. The good consistency observed between the seismogenic zoning map presented in this research and the results of the previous works indicates that the spatial analysis techniques can reliably be used for seismic hazard regionalization and identifying seismogenic hazardous zones in seismically active regions....

Putin will have dissolved the USA, as the USSR...

...when Trump finishes defunding the federal government, the USA sovereignty will end.

"Morning Papers"

The Rooster


Trump is always talking about loyalty and momentum. Americans need to pay attention. The ax may fall on citizenship and sovereignty as well.

March 17, 2017
By Gregory Korte

Washington — President Trump's proposed budget (click here) takes a cleaver to domestic programs, with many agencies taking percentage spending cuts in the double digits.

But for dozens of smaller agencies and programs, the cut is 100%.

Community development block grants. The Weatherization Assistance Program. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The National Endowment for the Arts. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. All would be axed if Congress adopts Trump's budget.

Also proposed for elimination are lesser-known bureaucracies like the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program, the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program and the Inter-American Foundation.

Many of those programs have constituencies in states and cities across the country — and their champions in Congress. "The president's beholden to nobody but the people who elected him, and yes, I understand that every lawmaker over there has pet projects," said Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney. "That's the nature of the beast."...

62 Departments - Lawsuits need to be filed

Department of Agriculture

Water and Wastewater loan and grant program ($498 million)
McGovern-Dole International Food for Education program ($202 million)

Department of Commerce

Economic Development Administration ($221 million)
Minority Business Development Agency ($32 million)

Department of Education

Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program ($2.4 billion)
21st Century Community Learning Centers program ($1.2 billion)
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program ($732 million)
Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program ($190 million)
Teacher Quality Partnership ($43 million)
Impact Aid Support Payments for Federal Property ($67 million)
International Education programs ($7 million)

Department of Energy

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy ($382 million)
Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program: This loan fund finances projects that combat global warming.
Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program: Helps finance fuel-efficient vehicle research. "The private sector is better positioned to finance disruptive energy research and development and to commercialize innovative technologies," the White House says.
Weatherization Assistance Program ($121 million)
State Energy Program ($28.2 million)

Where is the end of the petroleum industry subsidies? Amazing, cuts to every technology that will provide better quality of life for Americans, but, no cuts to petroleum industry subsides. Did they increase them under Perry?

Department of Health and Human Services

Health professions and nursing training programs ($403 million)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program ($3.4 billion)
Community Services Block Grants ($715 million)

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Community Development Block Grant program ($3 billion)
Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing program ($35 million)

Department of the Interior

Abandoned Mine Land grants ($160 million)
National Heritage Areas ($20 million)
National Wildlife Refuge fund ($13.2 million)

Department of Justice

State Criminal Alien Assistance Program ($210 million)

Department of Labor

Senior Community Service Employment Program ($434 million)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration training grants ($11 million)

Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development

The Global Climate Change Initiative ($1.3 billion)
Green Climate Fund($250 million)
Strategic Climate Fund ($60 million)
Clean Technology Fund ($171 million).
Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund ($70 million)
Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West, the Honolulu-based nonprofit has a mission of strengthening relations among Pacific Rim countries.

Department of Transportation

The Essential Air Service program ($175 million)
Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants ($499 million)

Department of the Treasury

Community Development Financial Institutions grants ($210 million)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Geographic watershed programs ($427 million) like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative ($40 million) and the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Initiative ($14 million) Removal of guarantees for clean water under the Clean Water Act is a hostile act against Americans.
Fifty other EPA programs ($347 million) including Energy Star, Targeted Airshed Grants, the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program, and infrastructure assistance to Alaska Native Villages and the Mexico border.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Office of Education ($115 million)

Independent agencies and commissions

African Development Foundation ($26 million)
Appalachian Regional Commission ($119 million)
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board ($11 million)
Corporation for National and Community Service ($771 million)
Corporation for Public Broadcasting ($485 million)
Delta Regional Authority ($45 million)
Denali Commission ($14 million)
Institute of Museum and Library Services ($231 million)
Inter-American Foundation ($23 million)
U.S. Trade and Development Agency ($66 million)
Legal Services Corp. ($366 million)
National Endowment for the Arts ($152 million)
National Endowment for the Humanities ($155 million)
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. ($175 million)
Northern Border Regional Commission ($7 million)
Overseas Private Investment Corp.($63 million)
U.S. Institute of Peace ($40 million)
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness ($4 million)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars ($11 million)