Trump cancels Denmark trip after PM says Greenland isn’t for sale – NBC News

Like a petulant child who is told that he can’t get something he wants, baby Trump may hold his breath until he turns blue.

This article basically sums up the Trump presidency. He reaches for something he cannot reach 4 gets burned and pots. it’s amazing how Denmark was always the place that he would refer to as idyllic that along with Norway I don’t believe he understands that Denmark exists. They are idolized by him because he views them as a homogeneous population of blondes. He cannot be further from the truth. a visit to Norway would have opened his eyes as he would see that they have been welcoming to the stranger and have been able to assimilate a large influx of Asylum seekers into their society. Also, Norway would be a country he with the Clare as Communists although their socialist system is very fair. Norway always ranks at the top of countries for happiness index, longevity, education, and all-around well-being. Sure they pay high taxes but they don’t have to worry about whether they’ll have a roof over their head or whether their kids will get a good education without crippling debt or if family members will have to bear the burden of their funeral expenses. If you add up all the things that Norway gets in their socialist system you will see that they have a bargain. when you add up everything that we pay out of pocket including Healthcare the USA is no bargain.

So once again baby Trump goes out to the private quarters in The West Wing and acts the petulant child that he is.

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His dreams of owning Greenland are fading away.

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Netanyahu takes a big loss for Trump’s little win against ‘the squad’ – NBC News

I have a very long history with the State of Israel. First I’m Jewish. My dad worked for the state of Israel for 20 years. I worked for them during my face in college. Most of my extended family has moved from France to Israel. So I have deep roots for my love of Israel and wanted to thrive and survive. All of that being said what happened today is unacceptable.

State of Israel was formed in 1947 because of the tyranny of a Nazi, Adolf Hitler. It was meant to be the vibrant democracy springing other democracies in the Middle East. People who move there in its early days suffered but they knew they were building a future for themselves and their future generations. now we’ve come to a crossroads. Benjamin Netanyahu is under indictment. He was not able to form a government and now it’s facing you elections in a few weeks. He is so closely aligned with the current occupant of the White House that they may as well be Siamese twins. So banning to American members of Congress whatever their views goes against everything that Israel stands for.

Benjamin Netanyahu will regret this move. And when American Jewish lobby, AIPEC, a conservative organization that strives to promote Israel in every way condemned this move that’s huge. Donald Trump kills everything he touches I hope he doesn’t ruin Israel.

Donald Trump kills everything he touches I hope he doesn’t ruin Israel.

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Even AIPAC split with Netanyahu over the wisdom of Israel’s decision to bar half “the squad” from the country.

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Tyson wants fewer government inspectors in one of its beef plants. Food safety advocates are raising alarms – NBC News

I’m old enough to remember in 1993 the Jack-in-the-Box e-coli disaster. E coli was found in hamburger meat sold by Jack in the box where 4 people died and 700 were made very sick. You cannot expect an industry to be its own watchdog. The rules are being made in the dark. USDA Inspectors have to have at least a 4 year degree. The new rules would allow people with high school education’s to inspect our foods. Employees are less likely to report problems to their company and fear of retaliation. This is dangerous and must not happen but if it does we will be reducing climate by not eating meat because it’s going to become dangerous.

Self inspections don’t work, ask Boeing.

From the NBC news article:

Still, advocates argue that even the remote possibility of a mistake could harm public health.

“We must keep food inspectors on the line to look for dangerous diseases and contamination,” Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus, said in a statement, “not outsource this vital role to industry employees.”

Buyer beware of Tyson products in the future.

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Epstein’s alleged victims ‘angry’ and frustrated he won’t be alive to face justice – NBC News

Once again I must say that I am not a conspiracy theorist it anyway. But I do have an inquiring mind.

A little over two weeks ago Jeffrey Epstein tried to kill himself in the same jail that hewas in when he did eventually committed suicide today. Would they not have had him on suicide watch and if not why not?

yes all of the information that came out yesterday was quite damning but he had to know this was coming out so it makes no sense to me that he’s worried about his reputation and therefore committed suicide. The fact that he recruited young women of 14 and 15 in Mar-a-Lago in the 90s was very telling. I just had a conversation with one of my neighbors and we talked about this then she asked me about Bill Clinton. you know, I don’t think that Bill Clinton is an angel but in any way but I think that he did not have the opportunity because in 1992 he became president and from that point on other than is dalliance in the oval Office he was pretty much under guard by the Secret Service from that point on. So I don’t think his name is going to be prominent in this investigation.

On the other hand, the current occupant of the White House has his feet in the excrement big time. The most damning story is the one about the party that had 30 people, 28 underaged women and Epstein and Trump seems like a recipe for disaster. they used to call Reagan the Teflon president but Trump is not Teflon he has some weird superhero coding on him because it seems that nothing sticks. I wonder if sex with underage sex slave women well even vent his approval rating. He has given the religious right what they want and that’s judges and honestly these people who are religious don’t understand that they sold their soul to the devil.

I’m sorry that the victims will not have their day in court. At least the estate has the most expensive private home in New York City. Weirdly located directly across the street from where Bill Cosby and his family lives. Bill Cosby is in jail for the rest of his life but they still have that a house.

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Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman referred to ‘Might is Right’ neo-Nazi manifesto before shooting – NBC News

I’m sure we’re not going to be surprised. I’m sure we’re not going to be surprised by this president. I am so sure that I’m going to say this now. If this had been a Muslim or a person of color he would come out and call them terrorists. But this is a white teenager with a Neo-Nazi calling and he’s just going to say thoughts and prayers but never say the word terrorist about an individual who brought Terror to a community.

Let’s stop mincing words, neo-nazis are the bad people. They were in the back people in Charlottesville, they were the bad people who killed the African American Church and they are the people that killed a little six-year-old boy and a 13 year old girl and another innocent man yesterday in Gilroy. It’s funny I’ve always wanted to go to the Gilroy garlic festival so when I heard the words Gilroy come up in a breaking news last night I feared that I knew where the shooting that happened.

Speaking of terrorist, let’s talk about the NRA.when the NRA was formed it was a gun safety organization. Now they are of purveyor of fear across our country. where is Wayne LaPierre and his million-dollar salary today? Nowhere to be found because they cower after these killings and when the dust settles like cockroaches they come back. It’s time for the NRA to be dismantled and crushed.

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Alaska defunds scholarships for thousands of university students ahead of fall semester – NBC News

Every time I read a story like this it breaks my heart. every time I read a story like this it’s the same political party that is doing the harm, the Republicans. They will funds unnecessary Wars, unnecessary border walls,but when it comes to students education they claim they’re holding the budgetary line there.

I’ve written about the dumbing down of America has a goal of the Republican party and this illustrates that. these are young people who applied for and received these grants and expected to get to use them in a few weeks and now the money is gone. Can you imagine the stress that this is putting on them and their families? there is absolutely no excuse for this kind of behavior. We are the richest country in the world and we can’t educate our young people?

When you saw Betsy DeVos, a useless imbecile, become the the Secretary of education someone who doesn’t believe in public education you knew that we were going down the bat path and this path is now becoming a superhighway of bad decisions.

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A student walks by the Alumni Drive time and temperature sign on a particularly cold February morning

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Mueller last-minute request for aide to appear as witness during his testimony – NBC News

I would say that the statement from the ranking member saying that the Democrats were trying to obstruct the investigation would be as the old adage says the pot calling the kettle black but in this case there’s only one and it’s the Republican that’s the kettle.

We have watched has this administration and its cohorts have done everything to distort the Mueller report. First when Trump’s personal attorney general Barr hijacked the report by misrepresent its findings before it was released. Danner pain releasing it in a terribly redacted way he wants again misrepresented what was in the report. He has lied, his convoluted and he’s not doing the job of attorney general. He’s doing the job that Trump hired him for, Trump’s Roy Cohn.

look I can’t read the tea leaves about what this move means and whether or not this is going to derail tomorrow’s testimony by Robert Mueller. last minute changes always scare me. Especially when the Republicans will say that this is not fair and they have not had a chance to adjust their questioning for this new weakness. I’m hoping that all of the attacks on Robert Mueller by the occupants of the White House has made him angry. My Lord, Robert Mueller is a republican. Perhaps not a trump Republican but then of course that’s not a republican anymore. Republicans used to care about deficits, LOL! I watched one of the interviewers asking the former governor of South Carolina who went on his little 30 day trek screw South America with his mistress if voting in a Democrat would assure fiscal responsibility because the Republicans would do everything in their power to cut back on budgets. He refused to answer.

Having an aide during a congressional testimony is not something that’s outside the realm of what normally happens in Congress. And for the ranking member, to say that this is completely outside of what is normal is again a republican revision of History.

I have one prediction about tomorrow’s testimony, the first our will be spent on Republicans objecting to everything. Because obstruction of justice is the only way they know how to defend the current occupants of the White House. Ask so-called attorney general Barr.

I diverge, I hope and pray that tomorrow’s testimony goes the way our country needs a to be. A fair and balanced hearing but then of course that was what Fox News used to call themselves.

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Attorney Aaron Zebley arrives at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, on April 21, 2016

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Trump steps up attacks on progressive congresswomen, says they ‘hate our country’ and Israel – NBC News

Just like a lot of things this President does not understand what patriotism is. He’s truly ignorant about what it means to be the citizen of a country. This is the definition of a patriot:

Trump thinks just because he says it it’s right. Unfortunately he has now lied over 12,000 times in office and so truly it’s hard to tell what he believes other than the fact he will try to remain in office under any circumstance. He loves dictators and wants to be one. So when he attacks these Congress people he’s attacking the foundation of our country. Freedom of speech is the first amendment to our constitution and yet he seems to want to defend the 2nd amendment which kills people a lot more.

I support Israel but not above my country. My dad worked for the state of Israel and I think he would feel the same way. We are Americans proud citizens of the United States of America. Israel is an ally but just like all allies they can do wrong. Israel is being run by a corrupt government and there is so many things going wrong with them that it is hard for me as an American to support everything that comes out of Netanyahu’s mouth. What has being patriotic for the United States been synonymous with being patriotic for Israel? It’s perverting what patriotism is and trying to divide our nation. Jews see what’s happening with the children in cages and it brings back horrible memories of the Holocaust.

just because Trump came from a white country and he imports his wives from Slavic countries doesn’t mean he is not an immigrant just like 99% of us in the US. When he starts showing me his native American status then perhaps I will change my point of view but until then stop telling people they should leave our country, people who say that the other should leave their country should be the ones leaving the country.

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Trump’s clash with U.K. ambassador highlights a special relationship in danger – NBC News

I just got an email from Elizabeth Warren and its subject line was my plan to repair the state department. If that doesn’t scare you then you don’t know very much about how foreign policy works. foggy bottom as the state department is referred to as one of the most important departments in our government. it’s our conduit to the rest of the world. Trump and Bannon have made it their mission to destroy the state department. I’m sure under orders from Putin.

Putin would love us to leave NATO, that has been his goal since he became president of the Russian federation. And Trump seems to be all in on that idea. We have allies that we have nurtured through the years that are being ignored. our biggest trading partners Canada and Mexico are not happy with us. The UK and France are in the same boat. I cannot think of any world leader other than the ones that are to the far right or dictators that are happy with this President.

This president hates to be mocked and yet he makes it so easy to mock him. If you went to class when you are in school unprepared for an oral exam or presentation you are laughed at. he does this on a daily basis when he meets with foreign leaders. He’s unprepared and ill-advised. Yesterday I saw that he wants to put a conspiracy theorist in the job as thedirector of national intelligence to replace Dan Coats.we need this man out of office as soon as possible. Yes I would love to see him impeached and I understand why people say we need to impeach him but I know that that would just make his people more vehement to have them re-elected. I am so torn on this subject of impeachment because it is the way that we need to use to get rid of bad presidents or other office holders. Unfortunately it’s taking too long and we are too close to an election to have him impeached. Let’s let the American people, if they still have a say, get him out of office.

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Ambassador Kim Darroch called President Donald Trump and his administration “inept,” “insecure” and “incompetent,” according to leaked diplomatic cables.

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After Epstein fallout, Acosta’s critics warn of ‘troubling’ lack of resources for trafficking victims – NBC News

What is wrong with Acosta? Not only did he make this ridiculous deal for Jeffrey Epstein basically a work-study program instead of going to jail for a lifetime he is now putting all sex trafficking visas on slow motion.

I hope Congress deeps very dig into this man because there’s something very fishy. I understand the Trump administration’s fetish about immigrants, but my Lord, we are not giving people who are subject to sex trafficking Asylum? This makes no sense and please somebody do something about this.

There’s a hashtag that says the Trump administration is a international disgrace to the United States and this proves it.

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The Labor Department is under fire after a slowdown in visas for sex trafficking victims.

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