Monthly Archives: February 2017

Donald Trump, trade wars and shooting wars

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump Plans To ‘Sharply’ Increase Military Spending

27 February 2017

President Trump will instruct federal agencies on Monday to assemble a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes sharp increases in Defense Department spending and drastic enough cuts to domestic agencies that he can keep his promise to leave Social Security and Medicare alone, according to four senior administration officials.

By Patrick Martin in the USA:

Trump proposes huge hike in military and police spending

28 February 2017

The Trump administration sent instructions to federal agencies Monday proposing a $54 billion increase in spending for the Pentagon, the intelligence agencies and the Department of Homeland Security, to be offset by $54 billion in cuts for other agencies, mainly those involved in domestic social services and regulation of business.

Trump’s budget outline sets the stage for his first address to Congress…

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Will never forgive but also will never forget.

Elicafrank's Blog

We sat there ‘to talk’ i kept ignoring you and concentrating on the coffee mug , but every time I looked up you were staring at me blankly without any emotion on your face. Finally I had to speak up.”Please stop doing this to me” I bow my head tgid your intense gaze.

“Doing what?”you asked me in confusion and reached out to hold my hand seeing the expression on my face.

“Making me feel like you want me, looking at me like you love me” I met your eyes and I didn’t think twice to stop my tears from falling because,

this-was it ! No longer could I pretend I know nothing about you and her and the thing that was going on.

“Please stop acting like I am special, please stop holding my hands like you don’t want it to let go, please stop acting like you care…

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Why I dont believe in first impressions

Ranjith's shortreads

Was never a big fan of first impressions. I always believe you cant figureout a person just by being judgmental about that guy in the first meeting. Being judgmental, I believe is the root cause of a lot of problems.First impression is us being judgemental.

A person will surely have layers so first impressions dont grant anything.. At least, when we are planning for a long run

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DAPL protesters brace for police showdown as camp evacuation deadline looms

I have been following the struggle at Standing Rock. I hope the other nations will keep up the fight.

The Wallager

by RT America  |  Feb 22, 2017

The deadline for the evacuation of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp finally arrives Wednesday, but several demonstrators have declared they will not leave and are bracing for a stand-off with law enforcement.

DAPL protesters brace for police showdown as camp evacuation deadline loomsSince last August, the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota has served as the base of operations for many Native Americans and environmental activists as they protested the pipeline project which they say threatens the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

The tribe says the pipeline is being constructed on sacred Native American land and will pass through Lake Oahe, their primary source of drinking water. If completed, the $3.8 billion pipeline project will carry oil from northwest North Dakota to Illinois, passing through South Dakota and Iowa.

Citing concerns over spring flooding and environmental risks from “human waste generated” by the camp population, North Dakota Governor Doug…

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Do you believe…

Gigi. I loved this poem. I am reblogging. Hugs, Barbara

Rethinking Life

…that being nice
will save the world

…that ignoring things
makes them go away

…that all people
are equal

…that there is no reason
for anyone to go without
food shelter education care

…that America is a great country

…that being accepting
is a good thing

…that we can stop what’s happening
in Washington

…that animal skin should be used
for clothing furniture and all the rest

…that animals should be experimented upon
and eaten

…that anyone is better
than anyone else

…that the rich should be able
to keep everyone else poor

…that we aren’t constantly
being manipulated

…that truth exists
other than on a personal basis

…that men hate women
as a group

…that Native Americans
should take back the land
that was stolen from them

…that men should not be allowed
in government for the next 500 years

…that any man who intentionally
harms a woman or…

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Croatia 2032: Ghost Towns and Tumbleweeds?

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Poster for Osijek Exhibition "Where Did My City Disappear To"Poster for Osijek Exhibition
“Where Did My City Disappear To”

The topic of demographics and the alarming rates of people, particularly the young, leaving Croatia in search of work and prosperity is, and has been for a few years now, on every government or opposition politician’s lips,  and the country’s president’s. But absolutely no national remedial strategies issued, absolutely nothing seems to have changed, except the political party or the government at which the blame-finger is pointed at any one particular time. The numbers of those leaving Croatia keep rising. Young people in particular appear to be resigned to the fact that there are no jobs or employment opportunities for them and this leads to personal frustration, resentment, despair … one loves ones country and yet survival in it is harsh and in many instances impossible if dignity is part of that survival. And – corrupt nepotism hasn’t moved down…

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