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  1. Only 3,400? To me, that's the real surprise. Generalissimo Donald says: "That's a real nice country you've got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it." Donald, when he thinks back on all the suckers he scammed throughout his life who either did business with him or who voted for him. .
  2. Generalissimo Donald says: "That's a real nice country you've got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it." . https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-54274115
  3. The Trump administration also had far more time to prepare for what was to come than most other countries and could and should have learned from their experience dealing with this virus. First it was in Asia. Then it was in Italy and spread throughout Europe. And then it came to the US. Italy and other countries have in recent months largely controlled the virus. In the US it's a completely different story. It was a case of complete and utter incompetence and stupidity by Donald, who lied to the public about the severity of the threat posed and acted like it would all go away any day, even putting out the message that masks were for sissies. Could Biden have done a better job? Yes, of course he could have. A blind monkey could have done a better job just by getting out of the way and letting the health experts make the decisions. Here's a graph (the latest I could find) comparing the US with the EU that runs up to June 28. As bad as this is, the disparity has been even worse since then. That red line has continued to go straight up. It didn't have to be like this, but when you have a confidence trickster and former game-show host (or whatever Donald was) pretending to be president, this is the kind of thing that can happen. Fortunately for Donald, his fans are amazingly tolerant and accepting of failed leadership. . . Donald, when he thinks back on all the suckers he scammed throughout his life who either did business with him or who voted for him.
  4. Here, it doesn't cost anything to "donate" through this site every day and, as far as I know, the money (which comes from sponsors) goes directly into helping protected habitats. It may only be a drop in the bucket in the scheme of things, but at least it's something. Or maybe a little more than a drop in the bucket when taking into account all the combined clicks of everyone. Here's the message that came up when I "donated" just now: Thank You! Your click was counted. We funded the value of 2,002,671 square feet of preserved rainforest yesterday!
  5. And then there was the time that the ignorant anti-science, anti-environment "Individual 1" criminal lowlife pulled out of the Paris climate accord, leaving the US as the sole country on the planet at the time not to be in it except for Nicaragua, which didn't think the climate treaty went far enough, and war-torn Syria. Well, no worries, right? It's not as though the US has any special obligation to help protect the earth -- not when there's short-term profits to be made. As Donald would probably say, all those other countries are suckers.
  6. No surprises here. Another day, another scandal. What an incredibly odious, useless, criminal, corrupt piece of shit Fake President Donald "Individual 1" Trump is. US Official Claims Pressure to Downplay Intelligence Reports An intelligence analyst at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has said he was put under pressure to downplay the threat of Russian interference in the 3 November election as it "made the president look bad". In a whistleblower complaint, Brian Murphy said he had been demoted for refusing to alter reports on this and other issues such as white supremacy. The directives were illegal, he said. The White House and DHS have both denied the allegations. US intelligence agencies concluded that Russia had interfered in the 2016 election but President Donald Trump has rejected allegations that his election victory was influenced by Russia, at times questioning findings from his own agencies. An inquiry led by former FBI director of the FBI Robert Mueller found no evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Mr Trump's 2016 presidential campaign team and Moscow. Mr Murphy's complaint was released by the Democrat-led House Intelligence Committee, which has asked Mr Murphy to testify to Congress later in the month. What are the allegations involving Russia? The whistleblower reprisal complaint, filed on Tuesday, sets out a number of allegations against former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, current Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and his deputy, Ken Cuccinelli. Mr Murphy says that, between March 2018 and August 2020, there was a "repeated pattern of abuse of authority, attempted censorship of intelligence analysis and improper administration of an intelligence program related to Russian efforts to influence and undermine US interests". He says he was instructed by Mr Wolf in mid-May to "cease providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference... and instead start reporting on interference activities by China and Iran". These instructions came directly from White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, the complaint says. Mr Murphy refused to comply "as doing so would put the country in substantial and specific danger" but, in July, he was told the intelligence report should be "held" because it "made the president look bad". The complaint says Mr Murphy was then removed from future meetings and effectively demoted. He is seeking to be reinstated as principal deputy undersecretary in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. What other allegations are made? Mr Murphy says he was under pressure from the White House to exaggerate the number of migrants with links to terrorism at a time when the administration was implementing tougher measures to halt the flow of undocumented migrants reaching the US-Mexico border, and making the case for a wall. "[Mr Murphy] declined to censor or manipulate the intelligence information," the complaint says. The complaint also alleges that former Secretary Nielsen knowingly provided "false material information" about known or suspected terrorists apprehended at the border during testimony before two House committees, in December 2018 and March 2019. He said Ms Nielsen's testimony in March 2019 had included an inflated number and "constituted a knowing and deliberate submission of false material information". Ms Nielsen resigned from the post a month later, following complaints from Mr Trump that she was not tough enough on immigration. The complaint also details a clash with Mr Cuccinelli over a report in May into the threat posed by white supremacist groups, alleging that Mr Cuccinelli had ordered changes "in a manner that made the threat appear less severe". Mr Murphy was also allegedly directed by both Mr Wolf and Mr Cuccinelli to "modify intelligence assessments" on left-wing groups such as antifa "to ensure they matched up with the public comments by President Trump". Mr Trump has frequently blamed antifa - short for "anti-fascist", a loosely affiliated network of mainly far-left activists - for much of the violence that broke out across the US during protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody in May. What has the reaction been? White House spokeswoman Sarah Matthews said: "Ambassador O'Brien has never sought to dictate the Intelligence Community's focus on threats to the integrity of our elections or on any other topic; any contrary suggestion by a disgruntled former employee, who he has never met or heard of, is false and defamatory." The Department of Homeland Security also rejected the allegations, with spokesperson Alexei Woltornist saying: "We flatly deny that there is any truth to the merits of Mr Murphy's claim." But Adam Schiff, the Democratic Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said: "We will get to the bottom of this, expose any and all misconduct or corruption to the American people, and put a stop to the politicization of intelligence." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54096520 CDC press conference on coronavirus: “I like this stuff. I really get it,” Trump said. “People are surprised that I understand it. Every one of these doctors say, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should’ve done that instead of running for president.” Generalissimo Donald says: "That's a real nice country you've got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it."
  7. There's really no need to worry about catastrophic threats to animal species, humans and the planet. The solution is simple. Supporting and even emulating shallow, materialistic, crass, soulless money-grubbers like Donald is what this world needs more of. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54091048
  8. Everything. All plastics. As soon as possible. What I've been reading lately about micro-plastic and now nano-plastic is not good, to put it mildly. It may be as grave a threat as global-warming. Surely humans can learn to survive without plastic as they did less than a hundred years ago. Again, what would you do?
  9. Good times. Let the good times roll. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/17/microplastic-particles-discovered-in-human-organs
  10. Those pesky bureaucratic rules and regulations designed to monitor hazardous waste disposal, smokestack emissions, sewage leaks, noxious gas leaks, oil spills, etc., that are harmful to humans and the environment. Who needs them? They're for sissies, right? Damn it -- there's short-term profits to be made. What can be more important than that? https://blog.therainforestsite.greatergood.com/environmental-monitoring-relief/
  11. Have any of you been wondering what, if anything, Donald Trump stands for and what his 2020 platform actually is? I know I have. Well, wonder no longer, because here, from his own mouth, is what he said he would do if re-elected: “But so I think, I think it would be, I think it would be very, very, I think we’d have a very, very solid, we would continue what we’re doing, we’d solidify what we’ve done, and we have other things on our plate that we want to get done." If anyone else had said this, I would think it was gibberish and the product of a brain that had been replaced at some point in time with an old mouldy head of lettuce that was kicked around for a while in someone's backyard like a soccer ball. But since it's from Donald, then I regard it as sensational and Donald himself as sensational. Kind of sexy too. I really can see now, more than ever, why Donald's supporters and well-wishers here think so highly of him and why they always leap to his defense and get upset and hurt when unkind things are said. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/27/us/politics/donald-trump.html
  12. "My enemies' list. It's getting longer. Don't think there won't be a reckoning after I'm reelected. because there will. These traitors, losers, rats and squealers are all a disgrace. How do you stay healthy? It's simple really. Endorse me and nobody gets hurt."
  13. I see that one of my bar graphs didn't go through. I'll try again with a different one:
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