Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Omarosa has sent Trump into Bat Shit Crazy Full on Twitter Mode


 

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman ( who is just releasing a tell-all book about her former boss )  said she’s willing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and is prepared to handover audio recordings of her time at the White House.  Manigault Newman has released recordings of her time in the Trump administration in the lead up to her tell-all book Unhinged, sparking a public feud between the former The Apprentice contestant and the president.
 In a series of interviews on NBC, Manigault Newman also revealed two audio recordings from her time at the White House, including portions of a recording of her firing by chief of staff John Kelly, which she says occurred in the high-security Situation Room, and a phone call with Trump after she was fired.
 Manigault Newman says she has more recordings. On Monday, asked on MSNBC’s “Hardball” if Mueller — investigating possible coordination between Trump’s 2016 election campaign and Russia — would be interested in any of them, she said,
“If his office calls again, anything they want, I’ll share.”
The recording reveals Trump’s confusion on Omarosa’s firing On Tuesday, CBS News released another recording it said was unverified but appeared to be Manigault Newman and several Trump campaign aides in October 2016 discussing the potential fallout from a tape of Trump using a racial epithet during the taping of The Apprentice.
Trump on Monday denied the existence of any such tape, citing the show’s former producer, Mark Burnett. Some of the aides on the latest tape also denied the conversation.


Donald J. Trump ✔
@realDonaldTrump .

@MarkBurnettTV called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa. I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. She made it up. Look at her MANY recent quotes saying  such wonderful and powerful things about me – a true Champion of Civil Rights – until she got fired. Omarosa had Zero credibility with the Media (they didn’t want interviews) when she worked in the White House. Now that she says bad about me, they will talk to her. Fake News!”
 9:50 PM - Aug 13, 2018

In an interview with CBS This Morning, Manigault Newman said what she claims in her book can be verified by audio or a paper trail. Omarosa: Trump ‘certainly’ hated Obama for his race.


 
“If you see it in quotes, it can be verified, corroborated and is well documented,” Manigault Newman said.
The president fired back at his former The Apprentice contestant on Tuesday, calling her a “crazed, crying lowlife” and “that dog.”

 Donald J. Trump        
When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!

Watching a TV show being filmed in St. Marys Stratford

  
ST. MARYS – It was certainly no mystery that a CBC drama was being filmed here this week.
But instead of pestering the cast and crew of Murdoch Mysteries while they shot at various locations throughout the town, local residents offered baked goods and accommodations.
“The townspeople actually offered crew rooms in their home,” executive producer Christina Jennings said as filming wrapped up Friday. “There’s a bakery in St. Marys… which is only open on Fridays, and they opened up for us and brought to set these beautiful cinnamon buns, enough for all the crew, all the actors, everybody.
“That was their little gesture for us; it was really quite special.”
Filmmakers shot there about four or five years ago for an episode and “had a really, really terrific experience,” Jennings said. So when they were looking for a location that felt “quite different” than Toronto, the Stone Town was on the shortlist. (All the oldest buildings are made from grey stone quarried in the area. Hence the nickname Stone Town)
“It really has a distinct look,” Jennings said.

 
Cameras began rolling Tuesday and continued for four straight days. Another unique aspect is the town will be referred to by its real name when the season 12 episode airs in December or January.
“We’re calling St. Marys ‘St. Marys’ in our show, which never happens,” she said.
Previous shooting locations such as Dundas, Port Hope or Cobourg have been changed to Toronto in the script. But there’s a reason for the different approach this time – the story centres around Insp. Thomas Brackenreid, who travels to St. Marys looking for someone.
“It’s quite a surprise,” said, Jennings, who also pointed out Murdoch Mysteries is Canada’s top-rated drama.



Nearly all of the extras were local residents.
“The people of St. Marys have been one of the most helpful, friendly, and generous that I’ve run into,” said locations manager Will Hoddinott.
Jennings also credited town officials for their assistance. Certain roads were closed for filming, white parking lines that wouldn’t have been used in the early 20th century were painted over, and a construction project near the water tower was temporarily taken away.
“These are things that the town did to try and really make that experience for us extremely positive,” Jennings said.
 
Kelly Deeks-Johnson, the town’s economic development manager, said it was a collaborative project.
“They’ve been a great team to work with, flexible, they’ve been really accommodating to the amount of spectators we’ve had watching the filming,” she said.
Hey, guess what? I was one of the Spectators. It was fun. I didn't stay long but everyone was having a very good time. It was like a street party.
Then we went to Tim Horton's for a coffee and donut and we just missed Justin Bieber and his fiancÊe by a few minutes. It seems like celebrities were all over the place. Actually Justin Bieber lives here and often comes home to visit.

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He's actually a really nice guy when he's home and always talks to anyone who comes up to him.
 
 
 And then guess who I saw crossing the street while I was shopping?
 
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I lied about this last one....HA!!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Two dozen white supremacists march in D.C. for 'Unite The Right' rally, met with thousands of protesters


Participants of the D.C. United Against Hate rally gather at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C.

A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, less than two dozen white nationalists marched Sunday (Monday NZT) across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counter-protesters, while the mother of a woman killed at last summer's protest said the country continues to face unhealed racial wounds.
The events, largely peaceful though tense at times in Charlottesville and Washington, were part of a day of speeches, vigils and marches marking the anniversary of one of the largest gatherings of white nationalists and other far-right extremists in a decade.
In Washington, dozens of police in bright yellow vests formed a tight cordon around the small group of white nationalists, separating them from shouting counter-protesters within view of the White House.
President Donald Trump wasn't at home - he has been at his golf club in New Jersey for more than a week on a working vacation.
 
Police shielded the small group of white nationalist demonstrators from several thousand enraged counter-protesters.
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Police shielded the small group of white nationalist demonstrators from several thousand enraged counter-protesters.
 
Jason Kessler, the principal organiser of last year's "Unite the Right" event, led the gathering he called a white civil rights rally in Lafayette Square. Kessler said in a permit application that he expected 100 to 400 people to participate, but the actual number was far lower: only around 20.
Counter-protesters, who assembled before the rally's scheduled start, vastly outnumbered Kessler's crowd. Thousands showed up to jeer and shout insults at the white nationalists.
Makia Green, who represents the Washington branch of Black Lives Matter, told Sunday's crowd: "We know from experience that ignoring white nationalism doesn't work."
 
 
Jason Kessler marches with other white nationalists to Lafayette Square during the "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington.
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Jason Kessler marches with other white nationalists to Lafayette Square during the "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington.
 
By about 5 pm, those in Kessler's group packed into a pair of white vans and left, escorted by police.
Washington Police Chief Peter Newsham said only one person was arrested all day despite several tense moments, with police essentially shielding the white nationalist demonstrators from several thousand enraged counter-protesters.

Newsham called it "a well-executed plan to safeguard people and property while allowing citizens to express their First Amendment rights."
Earlier this month, Facebook stunned and angered counter-protest organizers when it disabled their Washington event's page, saying it and others had been created by "bad actors" misusing the social media platform. The company said at the time that the page may be linked to an account created by Russia's Internet Research Agency - a troll farm that has sown discord in the US - but counter-protesters said it was an authentic event they worked hard to organize.
 
Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer who was killed during last year's Unite the Right rally, placed flowers at the ...
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Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer who was killed during last year's Unite the Right rally, placed flowers at the spot her daughter was killed in Charlottesville.

Earlier in the day in Charlottesville, the mother of Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal who was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters during last year's rally, said there's still much healing to be done.
Susan Bro laid flowers at a makeshift memorial at the site of the attack in downtown Charlottesville. With a crowd gathered around her, she thanked them for coming to remember her daughter but also acknowledged the dozens of others injured and the two state troopers killed when a helicopter crashed that day.
"There's so much healing to do," Bro said. "We have a huge racial problem in our city and in our country. We have got to fix this, or we'll be right back here in no time."
Hundreds of neo-Nazis, skinheads and Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists descended on Charlottesville last August 12, in part to protest over the city's decision to remove a monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park.
Violent fighting broke out between attendees and counter-protesters. Authorities eventually forced the crowd to disperse, but chaos erupted again when the car barrelled into the crowd.
 
 
The vehicle plowed into a crowd protesting a gathering of white supremacists in 2017.
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The vehicle plowed into a crowd protesting a gathering of white supremacists in 2017.

James Fields Jr., 21, of Maumee, Ohio, is charged in state court with murder in Heyer's killing and faces separate hate crime charges in federal court. He pleaded not guilty last month to the federal charges.
The day's death toll rose to three when a state police helicopter crashed, killing Lt. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke Bates.
Among the other anniversary events was a Sunday morning community gathering at a park that drew more than 200 people. The group sang and listened to speakers, among them Courtney Commander, a friend of Heyer's who was with her when she was killed.
"She is with me today, too," Commander said.
Law enforcement officials faced blistering criticism after last year's rally for what was perceived as a passive response to the violence that unfolded. A review by a former U.S. attorney found a lack of coordination between state and city police and an operational plan that elevated officer safety over public safety.
The anniversary weekend was marked by a much heavier police presence, which also drew criticism from some activists.
Demonstrators on Sunday marched through Charlottesville chanting, "Cops and Klan go hand in hand," and "Will you protect us?"
The city of Charlottesville said four people were arrested in the downtown area. Two arrests stemmed from a confrontation near the Lee statue where a Spotsylvania, Virginia, man stopped to salute, a Charlottesville woman confronted him and a physical altercation took place, officials said.

The world wonders what has gone wrong. Where did all this hate spring from? Was it always there under a thin veneer of civilized behavior....seething;  just waiting for a split in the moral fabric of America, so it could spew forth and set history back a couple of centuries? Did Donald Trump open that seam with a few well timed, lethal words of approval ?
If that is so, he released a monster that may never be forced back into it's cage. Did you know that in 2017 Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic hate crimes in the US increased nearly 60 per cent  – the largest increase of any year on record.  This trend has continued into 2018 . Please explain how this makes white people superior.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Annual Kitchener Blues Festival

 
 
Did you spot me in the crowd??

'Mother Earth is Angry'.... Ontario Burns

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Crews from across the country and from Mexico, America and Australia continued to cut down dozens of raging fires in northeastern Ontario on Sunday, after evacuation orders left property owners uncertain of whether their homes and businesses would survive the flames for them to come back to. The number of fires has been upped to seventy.
Provincial police issued a statement Sunday saying the largest fire in the area -- known as "Parry Sound 33" -- had grown to more than 5,000 hectares in size and was "not yet under control."
The blaze prompted mandatory evacuation orders for many homes that are only accessible by boat on Saturday, several days after it was discovered people could be stranded on the hundreds of islands in Northern Ontario.
Police said those who could access their properties by road were subject to a "12-hour notice of evacuation order" as of Sunday evening.

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James Palmer, whose family has owned the Hartley Bay Marina for 65 years, said he was among those pushed out of the area Saturday, but he hopes to return soon to check up on the property.
"Our business is still standing, but that could change at a moment's notice," he said. "It's extremely stressful because not only is it my home, it's my place of business."
He noted that the marina is one of the only access points to the mainland from campgrounds.
Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources said the orders and alerts apply to properties between the western and northern borders of French River Provincial Park, east to Highway 69, and as far south as the Key River's south shore, including people on both shores of the French and Pickerel rivers and Hartley Bay.

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Parry Sound 33 is one of about 70 fires burning in the region, with 20 of them completely out of control.
Firefighters and equipment have poured in from across Canada, the United States, Mexico and other countries to help Ontario-based crews. Five waterbombers were aiding hard-pressed ground crews in their struggle to contain the flames. The fire grew exponentially out of control.
Most evacuees are seasonal cottage-goers or campers who have fled to hotels in Sudbury, or have gone home, said Palmer, who is also seeking refuge in the nearby city.

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  Areas of fires in Ontario... They are gradually heading south to Toronto. I think I'll pack a few things.

The fires have been helped along by hot, dry conditions combined with lightning strikes and blustery winds fuelling -- and often igniting -- the flames. Unrelenting heat and a marked lack of rain have dried the forests into tinder just waiting for combustion.
People in the French River and Britt, in the Parry Sound district, are looking to evacuate their animals due to the smoke, Palmer said.
"You never know, you may not have any smoke right now, but in an hour from now, you could get smoked out," he said.
"We're hoping that we can help other farms, or other homes, save a few animals," he said. "If we can help other people who are impacted, I really hope that people out here follow suit."

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             Fire explosions maybe caused by fires coming together from several direction

 Firefighters hope people get their animals out early before a possible evacuation order.
"Everything is very, very dry. We haven't had much rain at all," one fireman said. " This leads to new fires starting every single day."

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 An hour  earlier, someone's home stood on this spot.
Proof that these fires can spread very quickly.
 Please take no chances. Don't linger.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Court orders EPA to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to brain damage in kids

 HuffPost US       CHRIS D'ANGELO     Aug 9th 2018 
A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely used pesticide that’s been linked to learning disabilities in children and that former agency chief Scott Pruitt refused to take off the market.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled in a 2-to-1 decision that the EPA offered “no defense” of its decision to delay a ban on chlorpyrifos ― a move the court said violated the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The law governs pesticides and requires the EPA to ban chemicals from being used on food if they are proven to cause harm.
NY AG Underwood

@NewYorkStateAG
 #BREAKING: We just won a major court victory banning the Trump EPA from allowing the extremely toxic pesticide #chlorpyrifos to be used on food.

Studies have shown that kids are so harmed by exposure to chlorpyrifos that their brain structure changes and their IQ is impacted.

The decision is a major blow to Pruitt, who signed an order in March of last year to allow chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide that has been used on crops such as broccoli to cranberries since the 1960s, to remain on the market for agricultural use. His decision defied the recommendation of EPA scientists.

Under the Obama administration in November 2015, the EPA proposed permanently banning the chemical on food crops, citing potential risks to human health.

But in March 2017, Pruitt reversed plans to ban the chemical in one of his first and most widely criticized moves as EPA administrator. The agency offered little explanation for the decision ― Pruitt claimed the Obama administration relied largely on studies “whose application is novel and uncertain, to reach its conclusions” ― but said it planned to keep studying the health effects.
In a letter to Pruitt in June, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit advocacy group, said they were “deeply alarmed” by his decision. 

“EPA has no basis to allow continued use of chlorpyrifos, and its insistence in doing so puts all children at risk,” they wrote. 

Chlorpyrifos, produced by Dow Chemical Co. and commonly known by its trade name Lorsban, is used in nearly 100 countries on more than 50 different crops. It was largely banned in 2000 for at-home use in the U.S. but continues to be widely used on thousands of American farms. 

Pruitt spent much of his short tenure, which ended last month amid a mountain of personal and ethical scandals, deflecting questions about his refusal to ban the chemical. In contentious congressional hearings, he repeatedly downplayed the decision and said the research was continuing. At times, he even suggested the agency could instate the ban but gave no clear timeline for when that would happen.

The EPA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

In a statement Thursday, Earthjustice attorney Marisa Ordonia applauded the court for ending “EPA’s shameful actions that have exposed children and farmworkers to this poison for decades.” 

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Sign . Putin appoints Steven Seagal "Special envoy to improve ties with the United States."

durrati        community  August 7 , 2018
This will absolutely work, right?
BBC
“Russia has appointed the US actor Steven Seagal as a special envoy to improve ties with the United States.

Seagal was granted Russian citizenship in 2016 and has praised President Putin as a great world leader. (snip)

He is also one of the Hollywood stars accused by several women of sexual misconduct in the wake of the #MeToo campaign, which he has denied.

The Russian foreign ministry made the announcement on its official Facebook page, saying the unpaid position was similar to that of a United Nations' goodwill ambassador and Seagal would promote US-Russia relations "in the humanitarian sphere".

Of course those killjoy wags at Twitter had to go and dump on this good news…

 Actor Steven Seagal made special US-Russia envoy 
Samantha Czosnek
@samantha_cz
I just, I mean, can I be the ambassador for lucky charms? Because that’s how much sense this makes.
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Actor Steven Seagal made special US-Russia envoy 
Tom O'hawk
@Tomo_Ohawk
So who do you think will be special envoy to Iran, Roseanne Barr ?
BBC News (World)
✔Actor Steven Seagal made special US-Russia envoy 
Linda DelGaudio
@linneydel
Hahahahaha!  You can’t make this stuff up.
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✔@BBCWorld
 · 5 Aug
 Actor Steven Seagal made special US-Russia envoy 
FattyMagic
Just when you thought the U.S couldn't look more ridiculous.
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 Actor Steven Seagal made special US-Russia envoy 
Julian Evans
@julianevans11
Is this a delayed report from April 01?? 😂😂
2BBC News (World)

@BBCWorld
 · 5 Aug
 Actor Steven Seagal made special US-Russia envoy
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Witchy sez :
Someone hopefully lets tRUMP  know Putin likes Steven better than he likes  Cheeto.  This is going to be quite the blow for our little Cheeto.
What make people think  tRUMP  is not already a Russian citizen? The Republicans are on supportive of Trump and Russia. Rand Paul is now embracing Russia.  People want to think Putin just want sanctions lifted. We  need to question  Putin real goals.  He is seizing small countries and when he takes over the USA the rest of the world is his. How you believe Americans will be affected under Russian control?
 I don’t think it would wake up Congress.  The only way to wake them up is to replace about 100 or more of the Repub’s in Nov with Democratic Women that have the guts to call the bastards out and do the job the way it should be done.
Breaking News: Trump's star on the walk of fame in LA is being REMOVED.

What  scares the shit out of me.  How anyone could allow themselves to be swayed by Putin to be the detriment of the United States is beyond me. That is what is scary. If Putin can get to Seagal and Trump, will he be able to do the same with others who have mental illnesses (ordinary people as well as celebrities) to do Putin’s bidding. That scares the shit out of me.
Stay tune "As The Stomach Turns"  HeHe