JOHN PAVLOVITZ: The Moral Confusion of Trump Christians








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While in Europe trying to stay out of the rain, and shirking presidential responsibilities, DJT decides not to help US state as it burns. Rage tweets instead…


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Memo to DJT: The feds manage more California forest land than the state.

“Through the national forests, national parks, Bureau of Land Management, and others, the federal government manages more than 40 percent of California’s total acreage, as of 2015. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, by comparison, manages a little more than 30 percent.

The Trump administration’s own budget request for the current fiscal year and the coming one proposed slashing tens of millions of dollars from the Department of Interior and U.S. Forest Service budgets dedicated to the kind of tree clearing and other forest management work experts say is needed. And it’s just one example of how the federal government is still not prioritizing fire mitigation to the scale that is needed, according to forestry experts.”

– Sacramento Bee, August 07, 2018 07:58 AM

Macron, Trudeau, and Merkel Pay Tribute as Trump Stays Dry…



NOVEMBER 10, 2018 / 12:54 PM / UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO || Reuters

Trump cancels WW1 memorial at U.S. cemetery in France due to rain

PARIS (Reuters) – President Donald Trump could not attend a commemoration in France for U.S. soldiers and marines killed during World War One on Saturday because rain made it impossible to arrange transport, the White House said….

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411: Thousands of provisional ballots could flip Florida races now too close to call


Thousands of provisional ballots could flip Florida races now too close to call

“TALLAHASSEE — As several major Florida races face likely recounts, local election supervisors are working to verify thousands of votes that once again could flip high-profile contests that are too close to call.

Those provisional ballots, which can include absentee ballots without a signature or ballots cast in person by a voter whose eligibility is questioned, will be added Saturday to the first unofficial election results uploaded to the state.

That could mean 7,000 to 10,000 more votes added to the mix if history is any indication, according to election results from 2014 and 2016.

In 2014, for example, 7,199 provisional ballots were counted statewide. In 2016, there were 10,998, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. This midterm election’s turnout of 62 percent, or more than 8.1 million ballots cast, fell between those two elections.”

#Florida #2018 #MidTermElections

USAG: Trump’s acting attorney general was part of firm US accused of vast scam


The Guardian: Trump’s acting attorney general was part of firm US accused of vast scam

“Matthew Whitaker was paid to sit on the advisory board of World Patent Marketing, which was ordered in May this year to pay a $26m settlement following legal action by federal authorities, which said it tricked aspiring inventors.AGSCAM

Court filings in the case against World Patent Marketing show that Whitaker received regular payments of $1,875 from the Florida-based company, and sent a threatening email to a victim of the alleged scam.

Whitaker publicly vouched for the company, claiming in a December 2014 statement that they “go beyond making statements about doing business ‘ethically’ and translate those words into action”.

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Whitaker, a former US attorney for the southern district of Iowa, said at the time: “I would only align myself with a first-class organization.”

Whitaker’s role in the alleged scam was first reported by the Miami New Times in August 2017, shortly before he joined the Trump administration as a senior aide to Sessions.

World Patent Marketing and its founder, Scott Cooper, were sued by the Federal Trade Commission in March last year. The government said it had “operated an invention-promotion scam that has bilked thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars”.”