US economists oppose Trump’s trade tariffs

WASHINGTON – U.S. business economists are concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump’s economic policies, saying they fear his tariffs and higher budget deficits could eventually slow the economy.

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Everyone’s out of step but us!

More than 90 percent of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) in a report being released Monday said they think the Trump administration’s current and threatened tariffs will harm the U.S. economy.

The administration has imposed tariffs on goods from many of America’s main trading partners — from China and Europe to Mexico and Canada. Trump officials argue that the tariffs, which are taxes on imports, will help the administration gain more favorable terms of trade. But so far, U.S. trading partners have simply retaliated with tariffs of their own.

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signe_cartoon_1_percenters_600AND . . . Why is there serious unemployment in the USA? Why are their former industrial cities rusting away? Not because of cheap imports from exporters like Turkey, but because of the greed of US industrialists who chose to move their factories offshore to exploit cheap Third World labour. The Big DT should realise that the United States’ “One Percent” have no loyalty to their own flag, country and people – their only interest is increasing their profit margin.

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And the Top 1%?

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In God We (used to) Trust – Is God deserting the USA?

The Government Wants to Teach Students How to Treat Gunshot Wounds. That Could Save Lives, Experts Say

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering a new $1.8 million grant for a program teaching high school students “mass casualty survival techniques” in the event of school shootings, expanding a training that some medical experts say should be “as common as CPR.” 

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Gunshot injury, biceps

The School-Age Trauma Training program will aim to teach high school students medical triage and bleeding control techniques to help victims who have sustained traumatic injuries until first responders arrive. 

“Similar to how students learn health education and driver’s education [sic!], they must learn proper bleeding control techniques using commonly available materials; including how to use their hands, dressings and tourniquets,” the Department of Homeland Security said in an appendix to the grant announcement, specifically citing the frequency of school shootings. “Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding within five to 10 minutes; however, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do.”

US-POLITICS-GUNS-SCHOOLS-PROTESTAs the school year begins, many students are returning to campuses with new metal detectors, surveillance cameras, as well as more armed officers and teachersAnd some medical experts say trauma training, like the kind that will be funded by the DHS grant, should be expanded more broadly — and should have been a priority well before school shootings became a more common threat.

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What’s great about US democracy?

At least they know how ignorant they are! I found this in Time online 😉

Jimmy Kimmel Asked People to Name One Country in the World and the Results Were Not Great

In light of President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe to meet with foreign leaders, Jimmy Kimmel wanted to test some everyday Americans’ knowledge of the world beyond the UnitedStates. So naturally, he sent his team out to Hollywood Boulevard to ask random passerby to name just one country on a map.

“It’s imperative that America has strong relationships with and knowledge about people in other lands,” Kimmel said. “And that responsibility extends to all of us, not just the president. So we came up with a test. The test is very simple. We went out on the street and asked people who were passing by to name a country on a map. That’s it.”

Unfortunately, it appeared that the Jimmy Kimmel Live! team wasn’t able to find many people who were up to the challenge.

“Oh my gosh,” one participant exclaimed after hearing her task. “Shouldn’t I have been taught this in school?”

Watch the full clip below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRh1zXFKC_o

Turkish prosecutor seeks life in jail for US pastor Andrew Brunson over 2016 coup attempt

Well, Christian “missionaries” have long been working to sow trouble in Turkey, and previously, the Ottoman Empire. In an interesting new development, President Trump has fired Mr Tillerson, and replaced him with former Director of the CIA. Will  ex-Secretary Rex join former US Ambassador to Turkey, John Bass, in exile in Afghanistan? Is the USA in serious crisis?

“A Turkish prosecutor demanded on March 13 life imprisonment for detained American pastor Andrew Brunson over alleged links to the July 2016 coup attempt, Doğan News Agency has reported. 

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Pastor Brunson. What was he doing in Turkey, exactly?

The prosecutor in the Aegean province of İzmir has charged Brunson with being a “member and executive of the terrorist group” accused of being behind the coup attempt.

Turkey blames the network of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen for the attempted coup.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last month called for Brunson’s release during a visit to Turkey.

“We continue to have serious concerns … about cases against U.S. citizens who have been arrested under the state of emergency,” Tillerson said, referring to the emergency rule that has been in place since July 2016.

“We call upon Turkey to release Pastor Andrew Brunson and other U.S. citizens whom we believe are being unjustly detained.”

Washington and Ankara have been at odds over a number of issues, including U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara views as a terrorist group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), and Turkey’s demand for the extradition of Gülen.

Following Tillerson’s visit to Ankara last month, the two countries formed joint working groups to fix their relations.

Source: Hürriyet Daily News

Only in America! No wonder they’re unhappy!

Beer Made Out of Krispy Kreme Donuts Is Coming. Here’s Where You Can Get It

I suspect I won’t be able to get it in Turkey – for which may the Lord make me truly thankful!

awful beer“Breweries in the U.S. will be releasing beers made with glazed and cream-filled donuts next month.

Beer lovers have a sweet new brew to look forward to.

Two Tampa Bay breweries have teamed up to use Krispy Kreme donuts in the brewing of their beers.

Both Hidden Springs Ale Works and Arkane Aleworks in Tampa, Florida, have started brewing up batches of the beer, with one batch made out of dozens of glazed donuts, while the other is made out of cream-filled donuts, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Hidden Springs Ale Works posted a picture of the brewing process on their Facebook last week, showing chunks of the donuts they’re mixing in with a Russian imperial stout that’s yet to be named.

bad-beerWhile Krispy Kreme isn’t directly partnering with the breweries on the beers, they did give them their support for the concept, Garman told the publication.

This isn’t the first time either brewery is experimenting with unexpected flavors, though, having already used everything from Peeps and 7-Eleven doughnuts to peanut butter and Gatorade.

The donuts bring in a sweet touch to the Russian imperial stout, known for exhibiting flavors of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt.

The breweries are planning to offer the new brew on draft and by the bottle, at a price of $25, starting next month.”