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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kushnerville, Trump Budget Based on $2 Trillion Math Error [Updated] and so on......

It's even more surreal than you'd have imagined


Donald Trump has clashed with the respected leaders of numerous American allies, but he seems to get along just fine with the notoriously corrupt and criminal leaders of other nations. But as much praise as Trump has already heaped Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, a mass murderer, it turns out Trump has said even nicer things to him in private. We know this, because someone leaked the transcript of their phone conversation.
When Trump called Duterte on May 2nd of this year, the Philippines made a transcript of the conversation. And now, three weeks later, someone has leaked that transcript to the Washington Post (link). Some of the exchanges come off as nothing short of two madmen kissing up to each other.
For instance Donald Trump said to Duterte, “what a great job you are doing and I just wanted to call and tell you that,” in reference to Duterte’s decision to allow his own people to murder anyone in the country whom they personally suspect of being a drug dealer. It’s led to the kind of utter lawlessness that any normal U.S. President would be thinking about ways to intervene on humanitarian grounds. But instead, Trump is praising Duterte for being a mass murderer.
On the other hand, madman Trump told madman Duterte that he thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a “madman with nuclear weapons,” a rare correct assessment of a foreign leader from the normally oblivious Trump. The trouble: Donald Trump is also a madman with nuclear weapons.

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Literally the largest and stupidest arithmetic mistake in the history 
of the federal budget.


One of the ways Donald Trump’s budget claims to balance the budget over a decade, without cutting defense or retirement spending, is to assume a $2 trillion increase in revenue through economic growth. This is the magic of the still-to-be-designed Trump tax cuts. But wait — if you recall, the magic of the Trump tax cuts is also supposed to pay for the Trump tax cuts. So the $2 trillion is a double-counting error.
Trump has promised to enact “the biggest tax cut in history.” Trump’s administration has insisted, however, that the largest tax cut in history will not reduce revenue, because it will unleash growth. That is itself a wildly fanciful assumption. But that assumption has already become a baseline of the administration’s budget math. Trump’s budget assumes the historically yuge tax cuts will not lose any revenue for this reason — the added growth it will supposedly generate will make up for all the lost revenue.

Tenants in more than a dozen Baltimore-area rental complexes 
complain about a property owner who they say leaves their homes in 
disrepair, humiliates late-paying…


The names of the companies follow a similar pattern of other 
companies registered…


The Gulf kingdom, where homosexuality is punishable by 
beheading, objected to a…


GENEVA — At the most recent session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, Saudi Arabia objected to a resolution that condemns the use of torture by law enforcement and reaffirms the human rights of LGBT people.
The resolution, passed during the council’s 31st session, which closed on March 24, condemns the use of torture “and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” and urges nations to prevent torture by police or during pre-trial detention.
While the report is primarily focused on police and governmental use of torture, it briefly references the latest report by Juan Mendez, the special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, which was issued during the session.

Trump says Russia probe is a “witch hunt.” John Brennan says it’s 
anything but.


Last week, the climate-denier-run agency (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) dismissed five scientists from a major scientific review board. Those spots will now be given to industry executives.
Trump has dismissed at least five scientists from an EPA 
scientific review board and plan to replace them with industry leaders.

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