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Just when you thought you couldn't find another reason to be disgusted by this man.....Surprise!!

This should be a good one to run by anybody you know who still supports this caricature of a human being. How can they expect anyone to respect, support, or even not gag with someone like this occupying the WH. What kind of human being turns away from another human being who has just suffered a serious accident right in front of them.

From an interview with Howard Stern in 2008. Right out of the man's mouth no "fake news" involved.

“So what happens is, this guy falls off right on his face, hits his head, and I thought he died. And you know what I did? I said, ‘Oh my God, that’s disgusting,’ and I turned away,” said Trump. “I couldn’t, you know, he was right in front of me and I turned away. I didn’t want to touch him… he’s bleeding all over the place, I felt terrible.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-time-donald-trump-turned-away-in-disgust-while-a-man-bled-to-death-in-front-of-him?via=newsletter&source=DDAfternoon
Posted by Rural_Progressive | Fri Sep 29, 2017, 05:50 PM (7 replies)

Watch Leaders Of G-7 Summit Take Final Walk Through Streets Of Sicily, EXHAUSTED Donald Trump Follow

Source: www.leftscoop.com

The distance between Donald Trump and his G7 partners was further evidenced today when Theresa May and the leaders of Italy, France, Germany, Japan and Canada strolled the streets of Taormina, Sicily — while he followed in a golf cart.

The six were trying to put pressure on Trump over his opposition to free trade and efforts to combat climate change. They walked the 700 yards from the traditional G7 group photo, taken at a Greek amphitheater, to a piazza in the hilltop town, but Trump stayed behind until he could take a seat in the electric vehicle.

Read more: https://www.leftscoop.com/2017/05/watch-leaders-g-7-summit-take-final-walk-streets-sicily-exhausted-donald-trump-follows-along-golf-cart/



Oh it just doesn't have to get much better than this. Ms Clinton has just got to be shaking her head today in amazement and the dRump voters should, but won't, really start to realize just how bigly they've been conned. This is a man who's been able to call his own shots, determine his own schedule, take time off anytime he's wanted to take it off. He's never developed the mental or physical discipline to handle what he's gotten himself into. The campaign was a giant ego trip and rush so his energy level stayed high, all those people fawning over him and adoring him, it was easy to keep going. Now he's hit the wall of actually dealing with the responsibilities and difficulties of the office. All you have to do is look at how the office has aged everyone of its inhabitants since the 70s. No faking here, he is toast. Ronnie Raygun had a devoted. loving wife to support him, Donnie is on his own and he isn't going to make it. I don't believe he's faking it, he's in serious trouble physically, emotionally, and mentally, I don't think there's any chance he'll make it through his term.
Posted by Rural_Progressive | Sat May 27, 2017, 01:45 PM (9 replies)

Massive Permafrost Thaw Documented in Canada, Portends Huge Carbon Release

Source: Inside Climate News

I realize many of us are still intellectually and emotionally dealing with the masses of fecal material the orange one flung around last night but I suspect that in the very near future we will have far larger issues to occupy our minds and bodies. Here's what I'm talking about.

"Huge slabs of Arctic permafrost in northwest Canada are slumping and disintegrating, sending large amounts of carbon-rich mud and silt into streams and rivers. A new study that analyzed nearly a half-million square miles in northwest Canada found that this permafrost decay is affecting 52,000 square miles of that vast stretch of earth—an expanse the size of Alabama."

Large sections of the Siberian permafrost are thawing and slumping (from the Cambridge University Press): "A megaslump at Batagaika, in northern Yakutia, exposes a remarkable stratigraphic sequence of permafrost deposits ~50–80 m thick."

Arctic ice coverage is at a historical low http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ and huge chunks of Antarctic glaciers are calving https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/07/science/earth/antarctic-crack.html .

What we are dealing with is exponential climate change. The concept of exponential change on a global scale is about as hard for the average person to conceptualize as what a billion dollars would look like in $100 bills (visualize 10 pallets each holding a ton of $100 dollar bills).

When I was a TA at university this is the image I used to help students understand exponential change:

"Imagine a tree full of leaves by a pond. On the first day the tree drops one leaf on the pond surface. The next day 2 leaves fall, the following day 4, and so on. Each day twice as many leaves fall on the pond as the day before. If on the 29th day half the leaves have fallen and the pond is half covered how many more days will it take until all the leaves have fallen and the pond is completely covered"

Some of you will immediately know but I suspect others will be surprised by the answer. Here's hint, I suspect that as far as the world goes we are very near day 29.

Houston we have a problem.


Read more: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27022017/global-warming-permafrost-study-melt-canada-siberia
Posted by Rural_Progressive | Wed Mar 1, 2017, 01:50 PM (18 replies)

Survival is not the answer to the challenge we face

I wish I had written this but I think the theme behind this essay is important to get out there.

November 9, 2016
Allison Hantschel
Displayed with permission from First Draft

Stop saying “we” will survive this.

Stop saying “we” survived Hitler. Six million of us didn’t.

Stop saying “we” survived Nixon. One point seven million of us didn’t.

Stop saying “we” survived Reagan. More than 20,000 of us didn’t.

Stop saying “we” survived Bush. Stop saying “we” survived the Civil War. Stop saying “we” survived anything.

Maybe you mean to comfort. You probably do.

Stop.

We don’t get better by surviving things.

I know that’s mean to say, because you have a whole story in your head constructed about how what you went through tempered you and made you into steel, about the lessons you learned and the things you became in your moments of extremity. You have a thousand bumper stickers about things that don't kill you making you stronger. You have a dozen mantras and you’re repeating them, you want to believe it. I know that’s mean, but it’s true.

This country, this WORLD, doesn’t get better because people survive things.

It gets better because people are willing to put their survival at risk.

It got better because of Abraham Lincoln.

It got better because of Martin Luther King.

It got better because of everyone who stormed the beaches at Normandy and every man and woman who protested at Kent State. It got better because of the Freedom Riders. It got better because of the pamphleteers. It got better because of everyone at Stonewall and everyone at Seneca Falls, every march on Washington saying shove your war.

Women got the vote in no small part because Alice Paul starved herself in prison to ask rights of a Democratic president. Because Susan B. Anthony was beaten in the street. Because Ida B. Wells lived under daily threat of lynching. Those people didn’t “survive” something. That wasn’t their goal.

And a lot of them didn’t survive. A lot of them threw their bodies on the wheels and gave everything they had to stop what was happening.

America didn’t survive their losses. America is America because of their losses. Because of their sacrifices. Because of their heroism.

Don’t say “we” will survive this. “We” might not. Not all of us.

Say we, all of us, will fight this.

That, we can promise. That, we can stand behind. That, we can do.

A.
Posted by Rural_Progressive | Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:44 PM (1 replies)

My Inagural Post - Company supplying the porta-potty units for the inagural activities

forced to cover its names on the units.

Why?

Because the company is named Don's Johns.

You can't make this stuff up and I'm going to laugh as much as I can for the next 4 years (while I work my butt off as part of the resistance).
Posted by Rural_Progressive | Fri Jan 13, 2017, 09:03 PM (10 replies)
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