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I went to the lake with my daughter, one of my sons, his wife, 4 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.
We did tent camping at Lake Ouachita, a beautiful spot in the Ouachita National Forest. We roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, swam in the lake and collected quartz rocks and pine cones. Cooked a lot of good food in the cast iron Dutch ovens. We had a bit of rain Fri night, but weather was great, otherwise.
I got my Senior Pass which gives me discounts for fees at National Parks and other federal recreation areas. It's only $10 for a lifetime pass. (The price goes up to $80 later this year.) It might be something to check out if you plan to visit any of those places.
and comment on Trumps mental health
A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures even the president.
The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, represents the first significant crack in the professions decades-old united front aimed at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of politicians behavior. It will likely make many of its members feel more comfortable speaking openly about President Trumps mental health.
The impetus for the email was belief in the value of psychoanalytic knowledge in explaining human behavior, said psychoanalytic association past president Dr. Prudence Gourguechon, a psychiatrist in Chicago. We dont want to prohibit our members from using their knowledge responsibly.
At a White House summit of mostly-giant technology companies last month, the small startup OpenGov seemed like the odd one out. One possible explanation is that the company has close financial connections to the Trump family.
According to records unearthed by the Wall Street Journal, OpenGov is funded in part by the venture capital firm Thrive Capital. Thrive is run by Joshua Kushner, brother of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trumps son-in-law and close adviser. According to the Journal, Jared Kushner himself was formerly a board member and investor at Thrive, but sold his stake to his brother earlier this year. Jared Kushner was the primary organizer of the roundtable, known as the American Technology Council and created earlier this year in an executive order signed by President Trump.
OpenGov CEO Zachary Bookman sat on the Council alongside Apples Tim Cook, Microsofts Satya Nadella, and representatives of more than a dozen other major firms with an average market value of $250 billion. OpenGov, which sells management software primarily to state and city governments, was valued most recently at $180 million, making it by far the smallest firm at the meeting.
Is there something illegal here or just unsavory. It sound like winning the White House was a really good business investment for Trumpco.
McFaul was US Ambassador to Russia 2012 - 2014.
I saw this interview this morning between Charlie Rose and Ian Bremmer. Has anyone else heard of this?
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