1ClassyLady 68F
3120 posts
5/26/2016 10:22 pm
Trump pledges to rip up Paris climate agreement in energy speech

In a rare prepared speech, Donald Trump outlined his energy policy in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Trump is known for bucking conservative orthodoxy but, on May 26, 2016, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee largely hewed to the typical Republican line. Reading from a teleprompter, Trump called for reducing restrictions on energy exploration, opening up more federal lands to drilling, and reducing dependence on foreign oil. He said he would try to reopen negotiations to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which President Obama rejected.

Trump railed against the “totalitarian tactics” of the Environmental Protection Agency. He pledged to dismantle the EPA entirely in an April town hall, although he referred to it at the time as the “Department of Environmental” and “DEP.” He assailed Hillary Clinton for saying in March that fracking projects would be unlikely to pass muster under her environmental regime.

“Hillary’s agenda is job destruction. My agenda is job creation,” Trump said.

He railed against “draconian climate rules” and said he would “cancel” the Paris climate agreement and withdraw any funding for United Nations programs related to global warming. Trump has repeatedly called climate change a “hoax” in the past, bucking the overwhelming international scientific consensus that man-made emissions are spurring a dangerous increase in global temperature.

Trump was joined by North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer, an early supporter now serving as an adviser to the candidate on energy policy.

Beyond vague promises to create jobs in whatever resource is most prevalent in a given state, Trump’s energy platform has been relatively unknown until now.

The most politically charged case was in Iowa, where he championed renewable fuel requirements that spurred local ethanol production while arguing that rival Sen. Ted Cruz opposed them because he was reliant on oil industry donations. Trump told reporters on Thursday would meet with the governor of Iowa before making any changes to ethanol policy.

Adopting a rally cry of conservative ethanol opponents, though, he remarked in his speech that “the government should not pick winners and losers” in energy. He did not directly address the issue in his remarks.

In recent days, Trump has pledged to reopen mines in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia — something experts say is unlikely given that the industry is in a long decline thanks to competition from cheaper alternatives like natural gas.

“We’re going to save that coal industry, believe me, we’re going to save it,” Trump said on Thursday.

Asked before his speech whether he was over-promising based on these obstacles, Trump said “market forces are beautiful,” and he wouldn’t interfere with competition. But he predicted he would be able to restore coal jobs by removing environmental regulations.

Trump’s contempt for regulations did not seem to extend to renewable energy, though, where he complained that wind turbines were “killing all of the eagles” and predicted the industry would fail without subsidies.

Despite this, he said he was “into all kinds of energy” and added in his speech that nuclear, solar, and wind power would play a role in the future.

In a statement, the League of Conservation voters criticized Trump’s new policy outline for failing to protect the environment.

“As Big Polluters’ new best friend, Trump’s ‘plan’ is pro-drilling, anti-EPA and is dangerous to our clean air and water,” spokesman David Willett said. “It does nothing to arrest our rapidly changing climate and the extreme weather already impacting Americans.”

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
5/31/2016 9:02 am

Many people have attempted to explain Donald Trump’s ascension from business man and television personality to presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

The latest such enlistee was too smart to even try.

Stephen Hawking, the theoretical physicist, cosmologist and University of Cambridge professor, was asked in an interview Tuesday by the United Kingdom’s ITV News if his knowledge of the universe could help explain the “phenomenon” of Donald Trump.

“I can’t,” Hawking said. “He is a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator.”

But Hawking doesn’t consider Trump to be the gravest threat to the planet, either.

When asked what was, Hawking pointed to one more unlikely prospect — an asteroid collision — as well as a “more immediate danger”: climate change.

”A rise in ocean temperature would melt the ice caps, and cause the release of large amounts of carbon dioxide from the ocean floor,” Hawking said.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
5/29/2016 11:28 am

Those Trump voters dreamed that Trump will lead all Americans to be rich and America will be great again. Actually he will make himself richer, he will change tax law to his benefits. He will lead USA to a chaos. His aggressive personality drives him to win every debate, to attack everyone's opinions that different from him.

I have voted for Obama twice and Obama is a working-hard president. Trump dislike Obama because his skin color. So, he doubted the authenticity of Obama birth certificate. Trump is "White Supremacist". We can't choose which parents to born from, do we? Every ethnicity has good people and bad people.

Trump wants to build a "great wall" at the borderline and have Mexicans pay for it. He called Mexicans are *ists, drug dealers, ... that is provocative language will bring us problems.

Trump said he will protect "Amendment II" so that everyone can buy guns to prevent "terrorist attack" for self-defense purpose. This will bring more killings because the gun is there when we are angry. People can't control their temper and shoot anyone when there is argument. In Asia, many countries can't purchase gun (they don't have gun shops). When killer use knife that will kill fewer people than gun.

Trump wants bring jobs back to USA. It may sound good from the surface but the price cost on the products will be very high. Why Apple has a factory in China? Because their cheap labor can bring the price down. If Apple bring the production line back to USA, we have too much labor rights (overtime, break-time) and regulations, higher minimum wages, ..., the iPhone prices will be much more expensive. In addition to that, China will lose lots of jobs and they won't buy our products. The problem is like snowballs rolling bigger. People didn't think about the deeper consequence. Obama once has tried to persuade Apple to bring jobs back to USA, but Apple reasoned to Obama. High-tech products are very comparative. If Apple can't win the market, our economy will be down. There are many Asian companies make smartphone, such as Samsung, LG, ... and many others will replace Apple. Think about it for a long term.

We are all patriotic to USA, but we need to be rational. I want USA to be a strong, rich and yet safe country. Trump will be a dictator and bring us to a chaos.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
5/27/2016 7:26 pm

Beyond Fantasy:

Trump knows how to use the TV media and social media - Twitter for his publicity. His "hot air" talk attracted many low income, uneducated people. Trump knows how to use the slogan "Make America great again" to make his followers to an "Euphoria" level. He spoke with forked tongue in order to win the election. I hope Americans can have the "intelligence" to vote the right person in Nov of this year.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
5/27/2016 7:47 am

    Quoting  :

I don't trust Trump's hand on that "nuclear bomb" button. Even those important persons in Republican party such as Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (they are the presidential candidates in 2012 who failed to Obama).

I can find someone have same opinions with me on AFF, but the same blog I posted on SFF I got clobbered by whole bunch of bully Republicans who voted and adored Trump.

As you can see, there are so different. Whoever like Trump will vote for him. Whoever dislike Trump will vote for Democratic party. It is very obvious.

Honesty is the best policy.

beyondfantasy3 113M
4740 posts
5/27/2016 4:49 am

He is playing to the anguish of a Right Winger Baby boomer generation and 2 generations of Post Baby Boomers. Mostly a "white anguished society" who believes more in "exclusion", than "inclusion". It'a mass of talk, if he is so good at reviving things, why could he not revive the Taj Mahal? America is not some Casino District or some Hotel Complex. He has this mad man on a roll demeanor, but all his speaking engagement is built upon "criticizing something or someone". This is the hallmark trait within the Republican System.
They have a fight something and a deny someone and anyone something, except for their self interest concern for themselves. Republican want to outsource everything to their friends in the Wealth Circle.
The core of their Ideals sprang from being over taken by the former Southern Democrats whom took over the Republican Party, the same who once stood for Confederate Ideals and Antebellum Manner when they dominated the Southern Democrats. In 1969, Under the Nixon regime, the set up for Outsourcing was put in place, after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as a means to ensure that minorities and women as well as dire poor whites would never gain economic equilibrium and certain could not gain economic parity with the upper middle and wealthy of this nation. Trump grew up in the middle of that and has been on the side of the "greed and hoard mentality it created".
He's a belligerent delusional who has always been a bully type with a arrogance even from his youthful days of riding on the fact his daddy was a developer (Frederick Trump was a builder and real estate developer who specialized in constructing and operating middle income apartments in the Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn sections of New York.) Trump had the look down on working people attitude from the early beginning of his life.

It's very difficult to listen to him patronize himself in his manner of how he slings out negativism and call people names. If people remember, this is how the Former Southern Democrats conducted themselves during segregation, "by calling black people derogatory names and insults", "bullying" and being biased, bigoted and engaging in assault activity. (He panders to a mass of white people, who are upset they can't have the "white dominance" they had in the 1950's and early 1960's pre-Civil Right Act)
The challengers can't say it in those terms, but that is what has been the core push within the Republican System for decades, What they don't grasp is American will never submit itself to the "white dominance" as such that existed in Pre-Civil Rights Act Era.

Many baby boomers function from "Selective Amnesia", and "Confabulation", they become challenged by complex question and if something is more than three lines of text their attention span fades, and they have the mentality of "If I can't understand something, deflect and mis-direct and try and use "put down commentary" as a deterrent to avoid being exposed of their ignorance. America is not the illusion of the Post World War II, where the Baby Boomers rode that high to the down fall of American Industry, due to their lack of respect for legacy, and their lust for short term gains and plain Greed of trying to play "keeping up with the Jones:, until they will sell anything, loot anything and destroy anything for pure self interest.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
5/26/2016 11:21 pm

Trump wants to do everything that opposite to Obama Administration.
Trump wants to use "coal" for energy source = Air pollution
Trump said wind turbine killing eagles
Trump doesn't believe in "global warming" that scientists have alarmed
Trump said he is belong to NRA and his son is belong to NRA

I am worry about our great nation, USA will become as much "air pollution" as China, if Trump in White House
I am afraid that we have to carry guns to eat at restaurants or to music concerts or anywhere we go

Trump hates Blacks, Muslims, Mexicans, Women, ....
Trump hates Obama since Obama has been elected. He asked Obama to show birth certificate "long form".

Trump has NOT revealed his income tax for the past 2 years (even Romney protested)
Trump wanted boycott Apple's products, told Apple CEO to move the factory back to USA
Trump said Amazon CEO, Bezos using "Washington Post" to protect Amazon monopoly
Trump said he probably won't get along too well with British Prime Minister
Trump criticized China, Japan, .... and many other countries
Trump suspects Vince Forster suicide "very fishy" to attack Bill Clinton
Trump wants to build a "great wall" in between USA and Mexico

I have NOTHING in common with Trump. Nothing at all. So, I won't vote for him.

Honesty is the best policy.