Archive for August 16th, 2018

August 16th, 2018 - 11:59 pm § in Misc.

A Tale

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August 16th, 2018 - 9:55 pm § in Donald Trump

What Manafort’s trial is really about

Yes, it’s more than what it seems. On their face, the current criminal proceedings against Paul Manafort, Trump’s erstwhile campaign manager, involve bank fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering. But, like a swimming beach undertow, there’s something deeper and much more sinister [...]

August 16th, 2018 - 9:18 pm § in Misc.


SUMO / BASHO REPORTS Mitakeumi keeps perfect record intact; Asanoyama sits one victory behind at 8-1 Sekiwake Mitakeumi was a man in a hurry on Monday, when he needed just 1.8 seconds to remain unbeaten after nine days of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. His win over No. 5 maegashira Daishomaru ([...]

August 16th, 2018 - 6:14 pm § in Donald Trump

Admiral who led Bin Laden raid rebukes Trump

Retired Admiral William McRaven (pictured), who organized and oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, publicly rebuked President Trump on Thursday and invited him to revoke his security clearance too, so he “can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your pr[...]

August 16th, 2018 - 1:56 pm § in Donald Trump

Whining Trump cancels military parade after costs explode to $92 million

Trump wants a big military parade on Nov. 10. Gotta keep up with the Putins, you know. But the cost estimate has ballooned from $12 million to $92 million (read story here). Wouldn’t that money be better spent on things our troops need like equipment, spare parts, training ammunition, etc.? Up[...]

August 16th, 2018 - 10:32 am § in Environment, Foreign Affairs

Congressional Budget Office Casts Doom on Trump Economy

Once the 1.5 trillion dollar tax cut is spent, the Congressional Budget Office predicts the U.S. economic growth will fall well below the Trump administration’s 3 percent target In an updated economic outlook, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that the long term imp[...]