Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trump's one hundred days.

17 March 2017
By Reuters

A man who scaled the White House fence last week (click here) was on the property’s grounds for 16 minutes before he was detained, the US secret service said in a statement on Friday. 

The man hopped a 5ft fence near the US treasury department, which is located next to the White House, then climbed an 8ft vehicle gate and a shorter fence near the south-east corner of the East Wing of the White House grounds before he was caught, the secret service said....

...Tran told federal agents that he was a friend of the president and had an appointment, according to court documents. He was carrying two cans of mace, a US passport, a computer and one of Trump’s books, authorities said.

Trump commended the secret service for doing a “fantastic job” apprehending Tran.

Tran was released with no bail on Monday and returned to California, where he must submit to GPS monitoring until his next hearing in Washington.

7000 miles away, a little less than one third the circumference of Earth, there was a different wall to consider.

Does Tillerson carry "geologicals" with him? Just curious.

I have to wonder if he will be another executive to continue to transact business while in office. Paulson was in China more than DC during his two years. He now owns a financial company in China.

The American people need to remember when voting people into office, the USA government has vast resources that can be called up to serve the occupants of the Executive Branch at the time. See, these so called former executives are occupants. They have absolutely no clue about government and occupy a space they don't have to pay for OR as they see it, PAID PLENTY IN TAXES FOR. That space has value beyond it's salary and personal health benefits, etc. That space has enormous value to people normally out of power to GET THEIR HANDS ON IT. 

17 March 2017
By Tom Phillips
Rex Tillerson signs a wall of the dining facility on Camp Bonifas during his South Korea visit.

Donald Trump (click here) took his latest online swipe at China’s leaders as his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, flew into Beijing to finalise plans for a high-stakes summit designed to soothe tensions after months of bad blood and uncertainty.
Trump is expected to host Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach on 6-7 April for an informal “no necktie” encounter similar to the 2013 Sunnylands summit between Barack Obama and the Communist party chief.... 

US denies that Rex Tillerson was too tired to attend South Korea meetings (click here)

INTRODUCTION (click here) 

This digitally compiled maps include geology, geologic provinces, and oil and gas fields of the Asia Pacific Region. The map is part of a worldwide series of maps on CD-ROM released by the U.S. Geological Survey's World Energy Project. The goal of the project is to assess the undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources of the world and report these results by the year 2000. For data management purposes, the world was divided into eight energy regions corresponding approximately to the economic regions of the world as defined by the U.S.Department of State. The Asia Pacific Region (Region 3) includes Australia, Brunei, Cambodia,

The People's Republic of China, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, North and South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Caledonia (For "McHale's Navy" tv series aficionados; there actually is a "New Cadedonia) , New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vanuatu, and Vietnam....

Oh, yeah, the online maps? Just click on the region/city or interest and the expertise of the USGS is revealed. You know it would be really interesting if the USGS plotted earthquake frequency on those maps, too.

Why plot earthquake frequency on oil and gas maps?

Well, at least Secretary of State Rex Tillerson can provide a complete picture of the cost of oil exploration, drilling and rock fragmentation.