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Too Soon
September 18, 2018


Trump throws out the towels at Hurricane Maria survivors

It's too soon to start throwing out the towels, Mr. President.


Music Associations: Alabama Shakes - Hold On & Santana - Hold On








By the Numbers
Florence Visits The Carolinas
September 13, 2018


Hurricane Florence on September 12, 2018

Atlantic Ocean cyclones on September 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence, a category 2 hurricane, is bearing down on North and South Carolina today. Two of South Carolina's busiest highways, Interstate 26 and US 501, are westbound only for evacuations. Florence is expected to park for days and is expected to produce catastrophic flash flooding. That makes Flo the most annoying Flo since the Progressive Insurance advertiser.

So how's FEMA doing?

A few months ago, the Trump administration relocated $9.75 million from FEMA's regional operations, response and recovery, and mission support budget over to ICE to detain and deport thousands more migrants (12,800 migrant children in September). Trump change. And 20,000 pallets of spoiled bottled water still sit on a runway in Puerto Rico after FEMA's bungled Hurricane Maria assistance, where 2,975 people died from the storm. What could go wrong?

On the other side of the world, Super Typhoon Mangkhut-Ompong has sustained winds of 180 mph and is expected to hit the northern Philippines late Friday or early Saturday (Sept. 15), threatening 10 million people.super typhoon Mangkhut - Ompong rolls toward the Philippines

Music Association: Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane









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The Difference One Person Can Make
87 Elephants Slaughtered
September 4, 2018



The bodies of 87 elephants have been found near the Okavango Delta wildlife sanctuary in Botswana, killed and stripped of their tusks. 

The government of Botswana disarmed its anti-poaching units in May, a month after President Mokgweetsi EK Masisi was sworn into office.

Botswana is home to the largest elephant population in the world. Large-scale poaching was rare before guns were taken from the anti-poaching forces, reports the BBC.


President Mokgweetsi Masisi -
 
Please stop the senseless mass slaughtering of elephants. Please re-arm the anti-poaching forces.



President Masisi is just now returning from China, the top importer of elephant tusks... along with the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States.

elephant
Do you wish to make a difference? President Masisi can be reached on Twitter and Facebook.


Music Association: Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Warning: the images of slaughtered elephants in news links are very disturbing
And it's been 12 years today since Steve Irwin went to that great animal sanctuary in the sky.











Star Tribute
September 2, 2018


flags lowered for Aretha Franklin

It's great to see flags lowered to honor the life of Aretha Franklin.


John McCain deserves that honor too, as a war hero and distinguished senator, if you ignore that domino he toppled over in 2008, which led to this.





Trump - offspring of John McCain and Sarah Palin


Music Association: Amy Grant - Baby Baby












Voter Suppression

Music Videos

Landmine Hopscotch

Superman

Cambridge Analytica's proxy war for Spanky

Impact Investing



Holiday Gifs of Cats and Kittens Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5  

Climate Change Solutions

Southdale Hennepin Library

Wonder Woman

Food Fraud


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