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Old Saturday 11th March 2017, 19:23   #176
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Scott Pruitt--hard to imagine a more disastrous choice for EPA administrator. . .!

http://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-da...change-reality
Well, disastrous if the EPA is supposed to work as it should. But, if you want to make money regardless of the costs to the environment and people's health, the perfect choice. Given Trump's stated policies during the campaign, none of this is surprising, it's evident that he wants to run the USA like a business with as few regulations as possible along with a big push to use fossil fuels. It seems that to Trump, the position for fossil fuels is why not? After all, the country can have more jobs, make more money, etc.

This view of course ignores the thousands of scientific studies that show why we shouldn't be using more fossil fuels as well the importance and patriotism associated with sustainable caretaking of our natural heritage (hence why some of us are not very happy with what the admin. is doing).

I appreciate you posting updates of the actions and decisions made by Trump. Let's work on solutions so we can hopefully limit the degradation and destruction that the current administration and its political and monied supporters will accomplish. Or, we could just sit back and let unscrupulous people in power gamble with our future, our friends, family, my two year old neighbor, and my eight year old daughter.
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Yet more on the developing Bannon story. . .. Now that he's (presumably) feeling better maybe he'll moderate his views on burning the government down. Or maybe not. . ..

http://www.theonion.com/graphic/bann...ruptures-55512
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Old Friday 17th March 2017, 20:00   #178
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Silver lining department--

http://www.theonion.com/article/stud...billions-37043
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No comment department--
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/c...ore-ipad-share

(tap "skip deals" button to get to the article)
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...and a Republican lawmaker assigned God as the cause of Chesapeake Bay pollution!

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/03...rry_epa_e.html

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Now the senate has passed a bill allowing killing of hibernating bears, etc
https://www.thedodo.com/bear-wolf-al...324704518.html
I find it hard to see how anyone with a genuine regard for wildlife could vote for people capable of allowing such barbaric behaviour
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Now the senate has passed a bill allowing killing of hibernating bears, etc
https://www.thedodo.com/bear-wolf-al...324704518.html
I find it hard to see how anyone with a genuine regard for wildlife could vote for people capable of allowing such barbaric behaviour
Indeed. An appalling bill even for the Trumpocene.
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