Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Donald Trump promised to end all "Free Trade Agreements" which we know was designed to sequester wealth.

There are currently at least three Goldman Sachs brokers within the structure of the Trump White House. Does anyone believe their plans for changes to laws within the Executive Branch are benign and beneficial to Americans?

Congress has to authorize trade after the President has negotiated trade with other countries. The thing is this: How much of the free trade agreements can be written into the infrastructure of the Executive Branch without the approval of Congress and unknown to the American people?

No former Goldman Sachs broker took the job with the White House to benefit the American people. That is a fact. So, why did they?

When left in the hands of morons a democracy can slowly die. The USA is definitely on that path.

It is time to call for formal recognition of the dangers of the Plutocracy that is plaguing the planet, quite frankly. The isolated wealth sequestered to a few is endangering most of the people of Earth. It is time for the United Nations to address the threat of sequestered wealth and it's perils to so many.

The Plutocrats can hide in rat holes and wait for the air to clear while a global war for power will destroy the biotic troposphere. Enough is enough.

The threat has to be identified, located and dialogues must take place. It is time to call the most dangerous threats to Earth's people what they are. The people of this planet cannot go on like this forever.

Future generations will fear, rather than fend for, the global environment.

20 June 2017

...“I can assure you, (click here) you’re going to be the first EPA administrator that’s come before this committee in eight years that actually gets more money than they asked for,” said Oklahoma congressman Tom Cole, a member of the US House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations who, as a Republican, is nominally on the same side as Pruitt. In a gruelling session, Pruitt was left in no doubt of what the committee members thought of proposals from Donald Trump’s administration to slash both the spending and the remit of the EPA.

“I’ll get straight to it. The fiscal year 2018 budget request for EPA is a disaster,” said Nita Lowey, a Democratic representative for New York who sits on the committee. The intended cuts of US$2.4 billion to the agency budget, she said, would “surely impact EPA’s ability to fulfil its critical mission of protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink”....

...A death zone is creeping over the surface of Earth, gaining a little more ground each year. As an analysis published this week in Nature Climate Change shows, since 1980, these temporary hells on Earth have opened up hundreds of times to take life 

(C. Mora et al.Nature Clim. Change; 2017). (click here)

At present, roughly one-third of the world’s population lives for about three weeks a year under such conditions. If greenhouse-gas emissions continue to rise unchecked, that figure could climb, exposing almost three-quarters of the population by the end of the century....

...Cities including London, New York, Tokyo and Sydney have all seen citizens die from the effects of excessive heat. By 2100, people in the tropics could be living in these death zones for entire summers....       

The longest day of the year greets North America with it's first named storm in the Gulf of Mexico; Tropical Storm Cindy.

21 June 2017
GOES East Water Vapor Satellite (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)

June 21, 2017
By Sean Breslin

Authorities (click here) told local media that a 10-year-old boy was killed by flying debris Wednesday morning in Fort Morgan, Alabama, the first death attributed to Tropical Storm Cindy.
The child died of injuries suffered when an object was blown onto him by the tropical storm's strong winds, according to The Coast Guard responded to the scene, but few other details were immediately available....

NATO should have offered an escort to wherever the Minister was going. Buzzing is so gauche.

21 June 2017

A NATO military plane (click here) on Wednesday approached the plane of Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu above the Baltic Sea, Russian news agencies reported, the third such encounter in three days....

The royals offer such valuable support to the UK. It isn't simply symbolic, their words carry brevity inside and outside the country. 

21 June 2017

The Prince of Wales (click here) has delivered a personal message of solidarity from the Queen as he visited faith leaders and community members including a victim of the suspected terror attack in Finsbury Park.

One man died and nine people were taken to hospital when a van driver targeted an area busy with worshippers attending Ramadan night prayers at a nearby mosque in the early hours of Monday....

The longest day of the year in Great Britain brings sweltering temperatures.

A child plays in a fountain at Bradford.

News today (19 June 2017) (click here) from the Met Office that the hot weather will now continue until Thursday, has prompted PHE to repeat its advice on how to beat the heat.

For the majority of people it is about common sense - staying cool, drinking plenty of water to maintain hydration, and avoiding sunburn. However, some groups can be particularly vulnerable and at much greater risk of harm, especially those with underlying heart and lung conditions, older people, babies and young children.

Looking out for people in these groups is important while most of England swelters under high temperatures.

Temperatures today were expected to top 30oC in many places – which is above the point at which hot weather can impact the public’s health....

Russia believes the USA is as dangerous as Pakistan.

Listening to former DHS Secretary Johnson, it reminds me of a country concerned about the nuclear power of the USA and it's handlers.

I am not defending Russia, but, I believe Putin is worried about the stability and leadership of the USA since "W."

The question the USA should be asking is, "What does the USA look like to the rest of the world?"

I recognize Russia has breached the USA sovereignty as it relates to cyber space and it's relationship with politics and voters. That is a real threat. But, one has to wonder why Vladimir Putin would be involved directly.

Russia invaded the cyber space of the USA to expose the Democratic Party politics to control the outcome of the 2016 elections. Putin is very used to leading other leaders. He was building or perhaps has built that relationship with Trump. It could be fiscal, but, it's more than that. 

Clinton would not be easy to lead. A novice at the top of a government requires leadership and in this case Russia. One has to ask what possessed Putin to STUDY the voter base of the USA. 

Trump fits the need for Putin without a doubt in my mind. But, copying the voter bases is data mining. Why? Russia wants to influence all the USA elections from here forward? If so, why? It obviously has occurred since the fall of Iraq and the subsequent instability in the Middle East.

The global community is always concerned about whom has control of the nukes in Pakistan because of the gross instability in government (assassinations and treason trials) and the unpredictable ISI. Has the USA since "W" become another Pakistan? If we are calling the USA a Banana Republic, what consequence does the world face due to that fact?

I have to return to the White Supremacist movement in the USA. It has been successful. It has been very successful in elections. What happens to other peoples and other countries when a real madman takes the controls in the White House? 

The Russian prowess of cyber space is one of the reasons the F-35 is so very impractical. It is one of the reasons computers in government in sensitive areas is so completely ridiculous.

The issues are greater than Russia. We have witnessed the release of information from Republican organizations of member lists. It is to provide the country with information that will build and favor the GOP. In other words, if a job has candidates of equal stature, a GOP member should be chosen over anyone else. Why risk having anyone but a religious conservative in the company? It is a problem and now the morons of the GOP have an ally from outside the USA, namely Putin.

The GOP is corrupt. It is corrupt to the core. What political organization turns it's back on it's own children and plows full speed ahead with oil gluts in the face of a climate crisis? And they are very worried their "Old World" is coming to a close and they can't stop it. The ambitions of the GOP are toxic and any thinking, feeling American knows it.

I have an image in my mind I can't shake lately so let me share it with you. This is serious and not a joke, "Golden Showers, Trump." Translated into the president's place in the GOP it is "The Golden Showers GOP." Excuse the vulgarity, but, basically doesn't the GOP say "piss on it." "Piss on everything, EXCEPT, our cronies." 

It doesn't take a genius to throw the baby out with the bath water and isn't that what Wall Street wants?

Trump has captured the imagination of Americans to believe their country can be formed and shaped into their expectations without consequence. Americans are dummied down enough to believe they don't need government, except, for a mighty military. Well, their mighty military is being disarmed in the Pacific Ocean by freighter ships. There is a reason an aircraft carrier has an escort of very powerful ships, because, without them it is vulnerable should it's jets not be able to intercept and destroy incoming enemy jets.

The USA's reputation is extremely tarnished since the invasion into Iraq. Democracy in Egypt turned into a nightmare that brought about vulnerabilities to leadership that wished to do harm to citizens to achieve it's ideological goals. What if that happened in the USA? What if a leader thought it is time to do away with all the people his ideologies opposed and finally find Valhalla on Earth. A world shaped by ideology does manifest into the monster it is suppose to be.

I believe we are at that juncture. There is authority in the USA giving themselves permission to ravage our land, turn their backs on American health, reduce Medicare to a voucher and USE the USA government infrastructure for THEIR ideological purpose and let's not even start on my view of our imperiled education system.

I am dead serious. We are at a very dangerous place in history of the USA and Putin is pulling the puppet strings in the White House. The question we should be asking is, why and what purpose does it ultimately serve? No NATO? A return of the USSR?

Basically, we can't trust the people in power in the government in Washington, DC and it's isn't because of corruption feeding Wall Street; it is because of stupidity in leadership that creates vulnerability that is dismantling our democracy. 

I want every American to realize, the GOP has an ally outside the USA and it is Russia. That is a fact. Now, what are we all going to do about it?