Archive for April 26th, 2017

April 26th, 2017 - 3:42 pm § in Misc.

Racism in the 21st century

This is the 21st century. You’d expect America to have made social progress during the last 50 years or so. Think again. These pictures show how the blatantly racist owner of an Idaho trucking company advertises his business. (Read story here.) [...]

April 26th, 2017 - 3:38 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The revenue cost of tax deductions

Today, President Trump unveiled his plan to give hundreds of billions of dollars of tax breaks to the very rich. Of course, the deficit hawks of his own party in Congress won’t stand for borrowing the difference, so someone else will have to pay more. Look at this chart, then use your imaginat[...]

April 26th, 2017 - 8:44 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

Xi tells Donald to Behave Himself

 Kirsty Needham (Sydney Morning Herlad, Beijing, 24 APRIL 2017) Chinese President Xi Jinping has told his US counterpart Donald Trump that Beijing opposes any action on the Korean Peninsula that goes against UN Security Council resolutions. The phone call between the two leaders came as Chinese med[...]

April 26th, 2017 - 8:09 am § in Foreign Affairs

AUSTRALIA: Corporate Fugitive From China Hides in Sydney

 Chinese fugitive believed to be hiding in plain sight on leafy inner west street A leafy street in Sydney’s Burwood has been listed by China’s feared corruption investigators as the possible residence of Ji Dongsheng, a former manager at Henan Securities in Zhengzhou.Now China’[...]

April 26th, 2017 - 7:55 am § in Politics

Huma and Anthony Persist as a Couple

“Huma has been working hard on her relationship with Anthony,” said a source close to the Abedin family. “He has been spending 80 to 90 percent of his time at the [Irving Place apartment] they share . . . If there is a disagreement, he goes to his mother’s apartment in Brooklyn. The coup[...]

April 26th, 2017 - 4:20 am § in Misc.

26 April 1564

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616)[nb 1] was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.[1] He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”[...]

April 26th, 2017 - 12:37 am § in Donald Trump

IVANKA VISITS GERMANY: A Tale of Two Barbies … Ivanka and Ophelia

As Ivanka makes her first official trip abroad as a US official, I found it difficult not to think of the Presidential Adviser as a Barbi doll.  The ohso well groomed Trumpdotta appeared at an economics conference in Germany where less than Barbi like Angela Merkel is Chancellor.  Crowds booed[...]