Tag Archive: Donald Trump

What Impact Will The Trump Years Have On The Environment?

Contributed Post (source) Trying to predict the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency on anything is rather like trying to herd cats. As we come closer to the anniversary of Trump’s election, the only thing that is certain about this administration is that… nothing is certain. Staff members come and go; the debate changes; arguments and distractions fly around with wild abandon. Nevertheless, the issue of climate change is such an important one that it has to be considered. What impact will 45 have on the climate? Sadly, it has to be acknowledged that the signs aren’t good. The Administration vs. The Environment Climate scientists have long been suggesting that there is a point of no return when it comes to the world coping with environmental…
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Someone shot up my friend’s workplace – and it should scare you as much as it scared him

On Sunday morning, someone took aim at the offices of the Lexington Herald-Leader, a major newspaper in Kentucky, and apparently shot the place up. Several windows were shattered and what appear to be bullet holes were found in other spots on the building, including in some windows on the press room. This was accompanied by a bomb threat at a newspaper processing plant down the road owned by another newspaper. It may have been a random act of violent vandalism, but I’m not so sure. A friend of mind works there. For obvious reasons I won’t name him. He’s shaken. He should be. He’s gotten threatening phone calls before — as a former small town journalist, I can say from experience that irrationally angry readers are…
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No, the country is not plagued with historic crime sprees, immigrant-driven or otherwise

America is clearly at a crossroads. The picture painted of the United States during Donald Trump’s inaugural speech was a dire one: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now. Holy shit! That sounds horrible! No wonder he wants to build that wall. We’ve got to stop all that crazy crime that is tearing our country apart! The situation sounds worse than ever!…
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No, illegal immigrants aren’t sucking the system dry

Day three of some wall talkin’ (the one that won’t work). So, we need that big ol’ Trump wall because illegal immigrants are sucking the system dry and leaving Americans footing the bill, right? Not exactly. Or at least, it’s not the gigantic crisis demagogues like Donald Trump would have you believe. First, there is the charge that illegals don’t pay taxes. This is a myth. On the local and state levels they pay all the same rental, property, gas, and sales/consumption taxes we do. Further, according to the Social Security Administration, about 3.1 million working illegal immigrants (out of about 8 million working illegals total) pay into the Social Security system despite not being able to draw from it. Those taxes total $12 billion annually. (For…
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No, a wall will not stop the flow of illegal immigrants into America

So we’re going to have a wall on the border of Mexico. Just accept that it’s going to happen, because unless Trump is somehow ejected from office, it will. That wall will be built. No, Mexico won’t pay for it, but we’ll have it all the same. The thing is, it’s not going to serve its intended purpose. Trump says the wall is meant to do two things: stem the tide of illegal immigration and stop the flow of illegal drugs into the country. The problem is, it will do little to address either issue. First, there is the matter of illegal immigration. We’ll get into why the boot-shaking fear of illegal immigrants he has been sowing (and his followers have been eating up like candy)…
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