Monday, February 20, 2017

I would worry about security.

London — Thousands of protesters (click here) against U.S. President Donald Trump rallied outside Britain’s Parliament on Monday, while lawmakers inside urged the government to rescind its offer to the president of a state visit stamped with pomp, pageantry and royal approval.
In a passionate debate that’s unlikely to change the British government’s position, Trump was labeled a misogynist, a bigot and a “petulant child” by opposition legislators. They argued that a state visit planned for later this year will demean the U.K. and Queen Elizabeth II, the president’s official host.
Conservative lawmakers, however, said revoking the invitation would do far more harm. Tory lawmaker Edward Leigh said canceling the state visit would be “catastrophic” to the trans-Atlantic relationship.
The USA is not winning on Climate.

This February 20th. President's Day in 2017. To the left is a tornado outbreak in Texas with 150 homes destroyed.

By Mary Claire Patto

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February 20, 2017
By the AP (The Associated Press doesn't have authors anymore? Who writes this then?)

San Francisco — Downpours swelled creeks (click here) and rivers Monday in Northern California, threatening to cause even more flooding in the already soggy region.

In Texas, officials said severe storms pushed at least three tornadoes through parts of San Antonio overnight Sunday, damaging dozens of buildings but causing only minor injuries,...

February 20, 2017
UNISYS Water Vapor North and West Satellite (click here for 12 hour loop

The system responsible for the tornadoes has borders that extend from the equator (where there is no ICTZ) across Mexico, crossing the entire Gulf of Mexico, into the Caribbean Sea reaching all the way to San Juan and Antiqua, joining with another water vapor system secured off the east coast of the USA, while it's main body of turbulence stretches from the southern tip of Texas to Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a tropospheric storm. Everyone got off easy.

The eastern half of the continent should remain vigilant.

Nam could still be alive? That is wonderful, send him to Japan Disneyland. Please.

Regardless of the chance Nam is still alive there needs to be an autopsy to determine the real cause of death. This article sites four people believed to be involved if not responsible. It is important none of the evidence is lost.

Poor Malaysia has sustained enough criticism over recent years about undetermined people lost in air flight. At least this time Malaysia can focus on all the facts and evidence to bring justice to the deceased.

I am looking forward to Malaysia's report of the facts and their ability to remand those responsible to face trial. My sincerest sympathies to family and friends of the deceased, regardless, his fame.  

February 20, 2017 

Left is the Nam we all would long to know. Free spirit, man about town.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak (click here) said his government's investigation of the killing Kim Jong Nam will be "objective."

Kim Jong Nam was the half-brother of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.
"We have no reason why we want to do something to paint North Korea in a bad light, but we will be objective," Najib told reporters on Monday in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV released video footage that appears to show Kim Jong Nam being attacked in Kuala Lumpur International airport last week. Two women, believed to be North Korean agents, participated in the attack; one of them appeared to put poison on Kim Jong Nam's face.
Officials have not confirmed this footage....