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Tell Fake News posters to delete their posts

I think Trump is doing a terrible job as POTUS and would be very happy if he would just resign. I didn’t vote for him because I thought he wasn’t the most qualified candidate on the ballot.

However, I despise it when people post FAKE NEWS (be it a blog, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media). There is a significantly edited version of this video that shows Mr. Trump ignoring the child in the wheelchair. As this video shows, nothing could be further from the truth as Trump spends a considerable amount of time with the child.

If you see someone post the edited version of the video, correct that person. Tell them they are spreading fake news and tell them to take down the fake news. The only reason that fake news exists on Facebook and other forums is that we do not chastise those that spread the lies.

Overhead Bins That Actually Fit Bags

 

This was an obvious solution to the problem. I am actually surprised it wasn’t rolled out 10 years ago!

Boarding a plane has dramatically changed because of the carry-on crunch. Gate agents wrest bags from passengers in late boarding groups to tag them for checking. Some airlines have baggage tag printers at gates for all the bags that don’t fit in overhead bins. And flights get delayed when too many passengers can’t find room for their bags.

Some passengers feel pressured into paying fees for early boarding just so they won’t be forced to check bags.

Mr. Walton, manager of new features on 737 interiors, thought Boeing had to come up with something dramatically bigger. The Boeing team had started working on the overhead bin problem more than two years ago. Then Alaska became the first customer to actually ask Boeing to find a solution. “Alaska was the real driving force,’’ Mr. Walton says.

Notable & Quotable: Benghazi

“Once again the Benghazi Committee uncovers information that should already be part of the public record but was not made available to the American people or congressional investigators,” said Gowdy, R-S.C. “These emails should have been part of the public record when Secretary Clinton left office and at a bare minimum included when the State Department released Clinton’s self-selected records on Libya. For that reason, the committee has made the decision to release the latest set of Clinton’s public records unearthed by the committee.”

Source: Notable & Quotable: Benghazi

More lost IRS emails or more confusion?

federal treasury photoThe Associated Press is saying that they have lost emails from 5 more employees at the IRS.  Is this old news? I thought we heard that no emails were truly lost because everything was completely backed up.

Very convenient that they announced this on a Friday. The old naming is “take out the trash day

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.

The tax agency said in June that it could not locate an untold number of emails to and from Lois Lerner, who headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. The revelation set off a new round of investigations and congressional hearings.

Very moving footage of the recent tidal wave in Japan

This is very scary video of the tidal wave that caused so much destruction in Japan. It is certainly witness to the fragility of man and our work compared to the power of nature.

The Most Incredible Japan Flood Footage I’ve Seen

Spoiler Alert: All of the buildings that you see at the beginning of the video are destroyed by the end of the video.

Guantanamo Bay is compliant with Geneva Convention

So says a report by the New York Times

A Pentagon report requested by President Obama on the conditions at the Guantánamo Bay detention center concluded that the prison complies with the humane-treatment requirements of the Geneva Conventions.

Does this mean we can cancel the silly Presidential decree to close the prison that was issued BEFORE anyone bothered to check to see if we were compliant?

It is amazing that an important decision like this was made without facts.  Sounds like it was made for political reasons.