Travel Ban Now in Effect for the U.S., Fiances Added to the List

30 Jun 2017

2017/06/30 – Trump administration says ‘I do’ to adding fiances to travel ban exemptions – Fox News

The Trump administration has apparently altered its definition of a “bona fide” relationship, adding fiancés of people in the U.S. to its list of people who are exempt from its travel ban from six mainly Muslim nations.


The guidelines sent to U.S. embassies and consulates on Wednesday said applicants from the six countries must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling in the U.S.

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US Blacklists Chinese Bank Regarding North Korea

30 Jun 2017

2017/06/29 – U.S. blacklists China bank, revving up pressure over North Korea – Washington Times

The Treasury Department on Thursday declared the Bank of Dandong a “primary money-laundering concern,” proposing to sever it entirely from the U.S. financial system, pending a 60-day review period. Although Trump’s treasury secretary said the move didn’t target China, it comes a week after the president lamented that China’s promise to help with North Korea “has not worked out.”


Na, Na, Na, Hey, Hey, Hey – RIP

29 Jun 2017

2017/06/28 – STEAM SINGER GARY DECARLO DEAD AT 75 – TMZ

Gary’s close friend, Pat Horgan, tells us the singer died in hospice care in Connecticut. He had lung cancer, which spread all over his body. Horgan says Gary’s wife was by his side when he passed.

One of the iconic songs of all time.


Samsung To Build $380M Plant in SC, add 954 jobs by 2020

29 Jun 2017

2017/06/28 – Samsung South Carolina HA Facility Investment – Samsung

Samsung reached an agreement with the State of South Carolina to open a state-of-the-art home appliance manufacturing plant in Newberry County. The $380M facility will produce some of Samsung’s most popular, industry-leading home appliances and will generate 954 local jobs by 2020.

Congrats to SC.


Man Arrested Who Threatened To Kill Lawmaker

29 Jun 2017

2017/06/27 – Man accused of threatening lawmaker on Facebook says he was ‘fed up’ with Republicans – Miami Herald

Two weeks after a U.S. congressman and four others were shot during a baseball practice in a Washington suburb by a man with a history of lashing out at Republicans, a Florida lawmaker decided he wasn’t taking any chances.

So Sunday, after someone threatened his life on a Facebook page, state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, informed police.

And on Monday, Northwest Miami-Dade resident Steve St. Felix, 34, was arrested and charged with written threats with intent to do bodily injury. Police said St. Felix was “fed up” with the Republican Party — and that he hadn’t taken his meds when he posted the threat. It’s unclear what condition the medications were treating.

Preemptive measures…


Blaming Violence on Speech

29 Jun 2017

2017/06/28 – The Atlantic’s Editor In Chief: Trump Is Going To Be Responsible for Violence Against Journalists – NTK Network

 

The Atlantic’s Editor In Chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, on Wednesday said that he suspects that someone who listens to President Trump will see journalists as enemies of the state and carry out a violent attack against them. He said Trump would be responsible for such an attack.


“Well, part of my reaction is that we’re are all engaged in a reality TV show. That this is a reality TV version of a war between the president and the press,” Goldberg said.

“The problem is, and this is what I worry about more than anything else, is that there are people in the country who don’t understand that this a cynical reality TV game,” Goldberg concluded. “And are going to hear over and over again from the president that the reporters, journalists are enemies of the state…and someone is going to do something violent against journalists in a large way, and then I know where the fault lies.

 

Under this same reasoning, why is not Rachel Maddow to blame for Hodgkinson’s attempted assassination attempt of U.S. House members?

Maddow was his favorite show. She constantly harps on how Trump is a danger to the country. Somehow she escaped scrutiny for being the motivation for Hodgkinson to kill Congressmen.

The same for the Pizzagate shooter. Apparently, the Pizzagate situation that he read about online motivated him to take action against Comet Pizza – and blame was given to fake news, InfoWars, Breitbart, etc.

Maddow should be getting some heat for her dangerous rhetoric. CNN as well.

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I am just noting the inconsistency of how blame is applied.

Ultimately people are responsible for their own actions. This whole blame thing is just an opportunity to harm political enemies in some way, shape, or form… which is why they are ready to blame Trump and conservative media, but don’t blame Maddow.


EPA Chief Cuts $900K of Gym Memberships

20 Jun 2017

2017/06/20 – EPA scraps $1 million in gym memberships for employees – Washington Examiner

The Environmental Protection Agency is scrapping the agency’s nearly $1 million in gym memberships as an abuse of taxpayer funds.


EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt vowed to get rid of the gym memberships after the newspaper reported earlier this year that the agency had paid $15,000 per year for employees in Las Vegas to upgrade to premium fitness memberships at 24 Hour Fitness. This was done even though the employees already had complimentary gym memberships at the University of Nevada’s campus in Las Vegas.

This is the common sense stuff that got Trump elected.