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Strange Encounters

Submitted by ub on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 01:03
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There were way too many softballs thrown at Zuckerberg and Senator were not prepared, according to this humble observer's opinion. The communications breakdown was obvious inside the white room, which caused a strange brew which brought more of the same promises for tomorrow of what is and what should never be.

The 13 strangest moments from Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress https://theatln.tc/2qnfMrS

Dangerous Federal Deficits

Submitted by ub on Tue, 04/10/2018 - 07:26

With all the Trump drama, there is one extremely serious story which has a negative effect on everyone in the US. According to US budget analysts, POTUS tax cuts, spending bill is projected to raise the federal deficit to $804 Billion this year, that is nearly $1T by 2019.

The last 3 GOP presidents left Oval Office with higher deficits than when they were sworn in.

Both Democrat presidents left with lower deficits than when they walked in.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that Trump is on track for a 2020 deficit to be 50% higher than 2017.

MC Hammered

Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:36

Special investigator Robert Mueller has raided Trump personal attorney Micheal Cohen's offices. FBI agents hammered President Trump's longtime personal lawyer, who is now under criminal investigation.

The raid reportedly collected documents related to Cohen's October 2016 payment of $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump. This new development does not look good for President Trump.

They're Back in Session

Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:34

Congress is back to work, but only for two weeks before they take another vacation? This bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States, which consists of The Senate and The House of Representatives seems to spend more time off than they do working.

The law-making branch of our national government shares power with the president and the Supreme Court. The writers of the U.S. Constitution thought Congress was so important, they are listed first, so why is it they like to drag their heels and act last?

Damaging US?

Submitted by ub on Sun, 04/08/2018 - 12:54

The new administration has been in office over a year now, with a Republican majority in government. Does anyone really know if this evolving agenda is helping the country, or hurting us? Is this constant turmoil damaging US credibility with friends and foes?

This week, the president announced he wants out of Syria, even though he had previously said it was wrong to publicly announce plans. What happened after that? WARNING Graphis Images - An alleged chemical attack strikes rebel-held Douma in Syria https://www.apnews.com/5f94eff01d004c528060b33c9f59cc9a

Shanghai Sex Appeal

Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/07/2018 - 14:02
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My multiple journeys to Shanghai, China has revealed some unique and interesting art and cultural histories. The most populated metropolis on earth is located on the coast and is a global financial hub.

Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers, and ponds.

Blowing Trade Winds

Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/07/2018 - 08:49

Financial markets uncertainty is the enemy of economic stability and whoever embraces chaos has to expect the negative outcome. Are these trade winds more like hot air?

POTUS is going after China on tariffs and considers an additional $100 billion in response to China's decision to slap $50 billion on US imports. China's $50 billion was a response to the Trump announcement of $50 billion in tariffs on China. The president has called trade wars "good, and easy to win" so when are we going to get tired of winning?

April is the Cruelest Month

Submitted by ub on Fri, 04/06/2018 - 08:48

An April storm system will bring heavy rain, mountain snow, and strong winds, from portions of California to the Pacific Northwest into this weekend. Debris flows, mudslides, and burn scar flooding may be possible in California. East of the Rockies, much colder temperatures and the threat of wintry precipitation from the Ohio Valley to the Northeast US Friday and Saturday.