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Hometown: Rockfall, CT
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Did you know: "trump" is another word for "fart" in the UK

I find that fascinating! We have a President and Mrs Fart and they run a chain of Fart Hotels. He sells Fart Water and Fart Steaks and you used to be able to get a bogus degree from Fart University.

Don't get me started on the Fart Shuttle!

Trump tried to break up the EU

According to WaPo article embedded in the Tweet below, during French President Macron's April visit, Trump offered France a better trade deal with the US than the EU gets if Macron would bring France out of the EU. Basically, that would be the stuff of Putin's wet dreams. Tell me again how Trump isn't a Russian puppet.

Check out @ObsoleteDogma’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/ObsoleteDogma/status/1012509288475000832?s=09

California to require solar photovoltaic systems on all new homes after 2020

Homeowners will have the option to buy systems outright or, as I suspect most will do, contract with a solar provider like Solar City or Sunrun (disclaimer: I have a Sunrun system on my house in CT) to install and maintain the system for a fixed monthly fee that escalates at a couple of percent per year for 20 years. I actually think solar leases will start running to 25 or 30 years as the PV panels are not degrading as rapidly with age as expected.

http://www.energy.ca.gov/releases/2018_releases/2018-05-09_building_standards_adopted_nr.html

Energy Commission Adopts Standards Requiring Solar Systems for New Homes, First in Nation

SACRAMENTO - Moving to cut energy use in new homes by more than 50 percent, the California Energy Commission today adopted building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems starting in 2020. The building energy efficiency standards, which are the first in the nation to require solar, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to taking 115,000 fossil fuel cars off the road.

The cost-effective 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, focus on four key areas: smart residential photovoltaic systems, updated thermal envelope standards (preventing heat transfer from the interior to exterior and vice versa), residential and nonresidential ventilation requirements, and nonresidential lighting requirements. The ventilation measures improve indoor air quality, protecting homeowners from air pollution originating from outdoor and indoor sources. For the first time, the standards also establish requirements for newly constructed healthcare facilities.

New Go Fund Me campaign: Kevlar for Kids

I'm thinking of starting a GoFundMe campaign. I'm going to call it "Kevlar for Kids;" I think if kids across the country start showing up to school in body armour that some Republicans might finally get a clue that they need to do more than offer thoughts and prayers.

This is for those wonderful people who left me the hearts

Posted by VMA131Marine | Fri Feb 9, 2018, 09:01 PM (1 replies)

Read the Wikipedia entry on Franz von Papen - Seriously, read it!

Specifically, the passage quoted below. Trump isn't Hitler, he's Franz von Papen, the man who enabled Hitler's rise to power. Note the policies he pursued.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_von_Papen

"Papen was authoritarian by inclination. Richard J. Evans described his philosophy as "utopian conservatism" due to his long-term goal of restoring a modern version of the Ancien Régime. He imposed increasingly stringent censorship on the press and repealed his predecessor's ban on the Sturmabteilung (SA) as a way to appease the Nazis, whom he hoped to lure into supporting his government.[99] Papen's economic policies, which were all passed by Article 48, were to sharply cut the payments offered by the unemployment insurance fund, subject all jobless Germans seeking unemployment insurance to a very strict means test, had wages drastically lowered (including those reached by collective bargaining) while bringing in very generous tax cuts to corporations and the rich.[100] Papen argued that lowering taxes on the well off and corporations would encourage them to spend and create jobs; that lowering wages would encourage businesses to hire and reducing unemployment insurance would force the jobless (whom Papen often implied were just lazy people who didn't want to work) to find work; and thus alleviate the effects of the Great Depression.[101] As 1932 was the worst year of the Great Depression with joblessness at an all-time high, Papen's economic policies of favoring the rich while punishing the poor enraged ordinary Germans, making him into Germany's most hated man.[101] Papen reveled in his unpopularity and took a great deal of pleasure in taunting and baiting his critics as he enjoyed provoking people.[102] Papen's thesis that lowering wages would make employers more likely to hire and less likely to fire employees was not a popular one as he was widely viewed as engaging in "one-sided catering" to big business.[103]"

Which makes Pence .......
Posted by VMA131Marine | Fri Feb 9, 2018, 07:28 PM (9 replies)

She.Is.Running!

Oprah that is. Apparently she gave a little speech at the Golden Globe Awards that has convinced half of Twitter she's going to run against Trump in 2020.

Pros?
Cons?

Discuss

April Ryan on Twitter: Omarosa fired by Gen Kelly, escorted off WH grounds

The dominos continue to fall...

Theresa May faces first Brexit bill defeat, say Commons rebels

Looks like Britain is also having a crisis of party politics over national interest.

"Theresa May is facing her first Commons defeat on her Brexit bill within days, amid a last-minute plea to pro-European Tories to force a “truly meaningful vote” on Britain’s final EU deal.

Leading Tory rebels believe they have a real chance of securing the measure, with party whips also said to be worried that they cannot prevent an embarrassing defeat for the prime minister before she heads off to Brussels for a historic EU summit.

In a joint statement on Saturday night, senior figures from across the Commons told the Observer that MPs considering whether or not to join this week’s rebellion should “put the national interest, not party politics, first”."

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/09/theresa-may-faces-first-brexit-defeat-parliament-rebels
Posted by VMA131Marine | Sat Dec 9, 2017, 07:44 PM (0 replies)

Britain advances to phase two of being absolutely shafted

"THE UK has achieved a significant breakthrough in the process of being done hard by the EU, and can now move to being properly shafted.

After months of talks, Theresa May has finally agreed that Britain will bend over and take everything the EU told it to back in June, and is ready and waiting for the real pain to begin.

European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: “We wanted you not only to take your punishment, but to look happy about it and beg for more. Which is what we have achieved.

“Now we can move on to the trade talks in which you will find out in excruciating detail exactly how you are being fucked, for how long, and the specific areas that will hurt the most.

“Think of me as like the man in your English books, Christian Grey. Except without the kindness.”"

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/politics-headlines/britain-advances-to-phase-two-of-being-absolutely-shafted-20171208140566
Posted by VMA131Marine | Sat Dec 9, 2017, 07:32 PM (0 replies)
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