Date: October 24, 2018
“Mitch McConnell was confronted during dinner with his wife.
According to WLKY, McConnell, a Republican representing Kentucky, was dining at Havana Rumba in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, when a group of men approached the couple.
‘Why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave the entire country?’ one of the men yelled at McConnell, WLKY reported.
‘The leader and Secretary Chao enjoyed their meal in Louisville last night and they appreciate those who spoke up against incivility,’ said Stephanie Penn, McConnell’s press secretary, in a statement to CNN. ‘They hope other patrons weren’t too inconvenienced by left-wing tantrums. As the leader often says, the Senate will not be intimidated by the antics of far-left protesters.
Date: October 23, 2018
“Chloe is ten years old. She plays soccer, never cries and doesn’t like other girls. One day, Marie, a sweet blond girl, participates for the first time to the games of Chloe and her boy friends. Marie’s feminity puts in danger Chloe’s self confidence and the whole band.”
This one is really dark…
| – M.A. Net
Date: October 22, 2018
“The red supergiant star Betelgeuse is getting ready to go supernova, and when it does Earth will have a front-row seat. The explosion will be so bright that Earth will briefly seem to have two suns in the sky.
The star is located in the Orion constellation, about 640 light-years away from Earth. It’s one of the brightest and biggest stars in our galactic neighborhood – if you dropped it in our Solar System, it would extend all the way out to Jupiter, leaving Earth completely engulfed.
Someday soon (astronomically speaking), it will run out of fuel, collapse under its own weight, and then rebound in a spectacular supernova explosion. When this happens, Betelgeuse will brighten enormously for a few weeks or months, perhaps as bright as the full moon and visible in broad daylight.
When will it happen? Probably not in our lifetimes. But, in fact, no one really knows. It could be tomorrow or a million years in the future.”
Date: October 22, 2018
“The Trump Administration, once again within the last week has proven that they don’t care about the public. They don’t care about our health, and they sure as hell do not care about the environment.
Last week, Andrew Wheeler, the acting head of the EPA, decided that they didn’t need the opinions of scientists when it comes to, you know, getting advice on what to do about all of the pollution in the air.
So, he sent memos and emails to dozens of scientists, who were currently serving as advisors, outside advisors to the EPA. Telling them that their services are no longer needed.
So, to put it in simplest terms. Andrew Wheeler, head of the EPA last week, fired a bunch of scientists, whose job it was to advise the agency on how to control air pollution.
People who know what they’re talking about. People who understand both the environmental damage that air pollution could do, as well as the damage that it could cause to human health.
The EPA just said, “Thanks, but no thanks. We’re gonna go with our panel of corporate executives because we think they know a little bit more about it, than you do.”
That is literally what is happening in this country right now.
Scientists, and this has been happening for months now. Are being kicked out of the EPA, locked out of the decision-making process, told, “Your services are no longer needed.” Just so that we can lock them out. And, instead of getting informed scientific opinions, we’re gonna go to these corporate executives that we’ve now packed the agency with on our advisory boards, and they’re gonna tell us what’s best for this country.
No, what’s gonna happen is they’re gonna tell you what’s best for the industries that they represent. And what’s best for those industries, excuse me, is to make sure that we continue just spewing as much carbon and other pollutants, mercury and other toxins into the atmosphere, regardless of the effects on human health or the environment. That’s what’s happening today.
Scientists are being kicked out of the conversation, and replaced with people who have a financial interest in poisoning us. Because that’s what’s gonna happen.
We know that some of the rules that this EPA has scaled back here. You know, the mercury and air toxic standards rule, it’s gonna put more mercury and other toxic heavy metals out into the atmosphere, it’s gonna cause brain damage in children, it’s gonna cause other long-term health effects for people of all ages. We’re gonna have thousands more people die early each year because of the rules they’ve repealed.
Those are all things that this EPA has actually admitted when repealing these regulations. They don’t care about human health.
I mean the environment, obviously they don’t care about, that’s out of the question at this point. But, we can’t even get them to care about the fact that their admittedly going to be killing people each year because of this.
Date: October 22, 2018
“According to the latest round of data, the top one percent in the United States have never had it better than they have it right now. The latest numbers show us that the average income for the top one percent of earners here in the United States, has increased by 3.7% just this year, reaching an all time high of $719,000 per year.
So that’s great, and so when you see these Republicans out there telling us how great the economy is, and how much wages have gone up, keep in mind, they’re only talking about for the top one percent. Because the same set of data that’s just been released, and you can actually find a link to it in the description of this video in case you’re curious, the same set of data shows that average income for the rest of the country, the 99%, it’s pretty much stayed stagnate now for decades. Not just over the last year or so. For decades.
And that’s on average because we actually know that for the last 12 month period, real wages for American workers have actually gone down a little, while inflation has increased, reducing our overall buying power by about three percent. Coincidentally, that’s even less than the margin by which the top one percent’s income increased over the last 12 months. So the income gap is now growing at an even faster rate. The rich are making more money, we’re making less money, and the gap gets bigger every year.
Bernie Sanders took a lot of heat when he was running for president. People would say, “He’s just a one-trick pony. He only knows how to talk about that one thing, the income inequality, the income inequality, the income inequality.” Well, guess what, folks? It’s actually becoming a major issue now because it’s getting worse. And there doesn’t seem to be any other politicians out there willing to talk about it or even do anything about it. And that’s the problem.
We have one political party that is actively been working since they regained power, to give that same top one percent that’s doing better than ever, to give them more money. Big banks right now, thanks in part to the Republican deregulation over the last year and a half, they’re more profitable than ever, right now. And if all of this sounds familiar, it’s because it is. These are exactly the same scenarios, the same datasets, that we saw come out shortly before the economic crash that started in 2007.
We’re headed in the same direction because, apparently, our elected officials were too stupid to learn any of the lessons that they should have learned 11 years ago. So the cycle’s going to complete itself, it’s going to continue until we get politicians who are smart enough to understand that maybe some of that money from the wealthy elite, from the top one percent, from corporations and big banks, maybe all that money for my campaign isn’t worth putting our country through another economic disaster. But I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for a group of politicians to come out and say that.