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During gun violence meeting, Trump indicates confusion about how mass shootings obtain AR-15s




He really is stupid and very dangerous, his photo-op fails again ....................

When he gets challenged with facts he crosses his arms and tries to deflect his narcissistic malignant stupidity of total ignorance of what he is suppose to do at a meeting that he called.................he could not do or did not take the time to research the issue.........................




November 2018 cannot get here fast enough

Jared Kushner Eyed Over Foreign Contacts, Vulnerability To Manipulation



Traitors are still fucking Traitors .................

Congress Struggles To Break Familiar Pattern Of Inaction On Gun Violence

Once again, following yet another mass shooting, members of Congress are meeting with survivors and introducing a flurry of bills aimed at combating gun violence. But while some lawmakers insist that it’s a “new day” on Capitol Hill, citing the activism of the Stoneman Douglass High School students that has galvanized the country, others predict that this push will end like those after gun massacres in Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, and the Pulse nightclub—with inaction.

Even as Delta Airlines and a host of other major corporations distance themselves from the NRA, and Dick’s Sporting Goods moves to end sales of assault rifles in their stores nationwide, some lawmakers are hesitant to take action and others cannot agree on a path forward.

Complicating Congress’ already entrenched resistance to gun control legislation is a mercurial President, who one days calls for standing up to the NRA and the next walks back his support for gun control bills, and a familiar struggle between Democrats and Republicans about how to begin the debate. Meanwhile, several Republican lawmakers remain staunchly opposed to even the most modest policy changes.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/congress-struggles-to-break-familiar-pattern-of-inaction-on-gun-violence



November 2018 cannot get here fast enough

Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises

An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe and forcing scientists to reconsider even their most pessimistic forecasts of climate change.

Although it could yet prove to be a freak event, the primary concern is that global warming is eroding the polar vortex, the powerful winds that once insulated the frozen north.

The north pole gets no sunlight until March, but an influx of warm air has pushed temperatures in Siberia up by as much as 35C above historical averages this month. Greenland has already experienced 61 hours above freezing in 2018 - more than three times as many hours as in any previous year.

Seasoned observers have described what is happening as “crazy,” “weird,” and “simply shocking”.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/27/arctic-warming-scientists-alarmed-by-crazy-temperature-rises




Human activity is killing the planet.............water world is coming..................

Federal Watchdog Identifies New Workplace Safety Problems at Los Alamos Lab

This article was produced in partnership with The Santa Fe New Mexican, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.

Los Alamos National Laboratory has failed to keep track of a toxic metal used in nuclear weapons production, potentially exposing workers to serious health consequences, a federal watchdog has found.

The New Mexico lab’s failure to adequately track beryllium — small amounts of which can cause lung disease and cancer — violates federal regulations put in place to prevent worker overexposure, according to a report last week from the Department of Energy’s inspector general.

The report is the latest example of serious workplace safety violations that have occurred at Los Alamos — which gave birth to the atomic bomb during World War II — including radioactive contamination and other injuries to workers.

In October, for example, an independent federal safety board said the lab was ill equipped to respond to emergencies and found recurring flaws in emergency preparedness dating back to 2011. Soon after, the Department of Energy launched an investigation following a “near-miss” incident in which a worker responded to an alarm and entered an oxygen-deprived room, which could have resulted in asphyxiation.

https://www.propublica.org/article/federal-watchdog-identifies-new-workplace-safety-problems-at-los-alamos-lab


Kelly and Kushner stuck at an impasse after Trump's punt on clearance

Source: Politico

President Donald Trump’s decision to punt the issue of whether Jared Kushner can keep his access to sensitive government secrets without a full security clearance to his chief of staff, John Kelly, has put him in a tricky position, stuck between the rules on one side and the president’s family on the other.

Trump's ad hoc decision not to intervene in the clearance process on behalf of his son-in-law and senior adviser in effect left Kelly and Kushner in limbo, prolonging an uncomfortable situation that White House aides say is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon.

Kelly does not plan to recommend to the president that he grant Kushner a waiver, but he is unlikely to resign if Trump ultimately decides to do so, according to a person familiar with his thinking.

-snip-

“If it starts preventing him from doing what he wants to do, he’ll figure out a workaround,” a senior administration official said of Kushner’s security clearance troubles. “All of this stuff is basically just cosmetic talk.”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/26/kelly-kushner-trump-security-clearance-424295



So being blackmailed or compromised is just "cosmetic talk"......................FUCK YOU

Your "team player" lied on his F86 Form....................end of story and should be denied anything near top secret or for that matter any clearance, and should band have a charge of lying being leveled against him and all that knew about his lying.......................end of story

What the fuck are the rules of law for .................toilet paper



November 2018 cannot get here fast enough.....................


Report: D.O.T. stalling transportation regulations under Trump

Source: Axios

The Department of Transportation under President Trump has decided to indefinitely delay or withdraw at least 12 regulations designed to increase safety, per an AP report. The moves come as the Trump administration decided to make a significant push toward deregulation — with Trump often touting those cuts as one of the primary examples of his first year in office.

Why it matters: The stalled regulations are often to the benefit of transportation industries — as they don't have to enact costly safety additions — and the AP's report highlights political appointees in Trump's DOT with strong industry backgrounds.

The Trump administration's take: "DOT says having industry insiders in leadership positions provides deep practical experience in how the transportation industry works."

Read more: https://www.axios.com/trump-administration-transportation-regulations-safety-0663195c-6eab-4d56-89a6-90194aa41217.html?source=sidebar



“These rules have been written in blood. But we’re in a new era now of little-to-no new regulations no matter how beneficial they might be.”
— John Risch, national legislative director for the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-



November 2018 cannot get here fast enough

John Oliver Mocks Donald Trump over Gun Control............"Show of Hands"



"Show of Hands"

Disgraced anti-vaxxer Andrew Wakefield aims to advance his agenda in Texas election

Anti-vaccine campaigners have found a growing political voice for their debunked ideas in Texas, the adopted home of discredited British researcher Andrew Wakefield, and now hope to unseat a moderate Republican in the heart of Houston.

Texas has seen rates of children opting out of vaccines for philosophical reasons skyrocket after Wakefield – the man behind the UK’s MMR vaccine controversy in the early 2000s – moved to the state’s capital, Austin, more than a decade ago.

Since the early 2000s, when he arrived, the rate of Texas children exempted from at least one vaccine has shot up by 1,900% according to one analysis, while Houston has become a battleground for anti-vaccine activists of growing clout.

Now, Wakefield sees the upcoming Republican primary in Houston on 6 March as an “an extremely important time” to advance his anti-vaccine agenda.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/26/texas-vaccinations-safety-andrew-wakefield-fear-elections


I have said this often, and will say it again.......................your military has to have all of its shots, when they and their family deploy to a country outside of the United States, and if anyone thinks that this will not effect military readiness, you cannot be or have military readiness if you a have a epidemic to a squad, company, battalion or division ---------------you are wrong.................take for example ...............diphtheria / polio shots....................

And if anyone thinks that polio and diphtheria is some benign thing you are wrong....................you can die.................


'This country has been violated': Trump's wall ignites tensions in Arizona

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