President Trump’s administration is erasing an Obama-era rule that withdrew hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land from possible energy exploration. In the process, it is also opening some U.S. coastal waters in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans for possible oil and gas drilling.
Speaking at a Department of Energy event in June, President Trump said, “We don’t want to let other countries take away our sovereignty and tell us what to do and how to do it. It’s not going to happen.”
White House officials say Thursday’s order directing the Bureau of Land Management to speed up the permitting process for oil and gas leases is a step in that direction.
Couple the latest move with last week’s repeal of the Clean Water Rule, and you have what administration officials call “a blueprint for energy dominance.” The Environmental Protection Agency amended the “Waters of the United States” rules that critics called unfair to agribusiness.
When you roll back the regulations, this means you’re saving on your electricity bills, this means price of gasoline is coming down a few cents a gallon, it can really ripple into tremendous economic benefits when that money is being put back into your wallet.
President Trump’s speech in Warsaw was largely acclaimed even by longtime critics as the president took Russia to task for destabilizing actions around the world and praised the Polish resistance during World War II as a model for cultures fighting existential threats.
Left leaning fake news outlets including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Salon and The Atlantic decried the speech as an ode to white nationalism and anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric.
The Washington Post headlined an opinion piece from editorial board member Jonathan Capehart “Trump’s white-nationalist dog whistles in Warsaw.” Capehart’s biggest gripe centers around the section where Trump touted Western accomplishments.
The Atlantic picked up where The Post left off, with an article called “The Racial and Religious Paranoia of Trump’s Warsaw Speech.”
Donald Trump referred 10 times to ‘the West’ and five times to ‘our civilization,’” Peter Beinart wrote. “His white nationalist supporters will understand exactly what he means. It’s important that other Americans do, too…The West is a racial and religious term.”
Salon said Trump’s speech “ripped a line from Europe’s far-right playbook.”
The LA Times termed Trump’s ideas “ethnocentric” and called his description of threats from terrorism as “a thinly veiled reference to the Islamic world.”
The Week cast the address as a “dark vision of America” and criticized his word choice.
MSNBC political analyst, Joan Walsh, used a weekend spot on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” to say “really good research” had proven voters who cast a ballot for President Trump were simply racists.
Walsh said. “really good research that’s taken place since the election shows that fear of a changing America is the number one factor that you can see drive really the divides, a white Trump voter from a white non-Trump voter, that it’s fears of brown people, fears of losing the majority.”
Walsh went on to suggest that Irish Catholic working class voters who chose Trump were no longer patriotic because they didn’t support the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election.
Which by the way has so far yielded no indictments nor hard evidence of Trump collusion with any Russian.
President Trump kept up his Twitter barrage against the mainstream media saying that the “dishonest media will NEVER keep us from accomplishing our objectives.”
National Media both televised and print reporters. After many months of violent attacks against Mr. Trump, Trump supporters, conservatives, Christian’s, republications and many other law biding citizens. Fake news reporters are finding them self’s under the microscope and some citizens are rebelling saying it is time to put an end to fake news and to hold fake news reporters accountable for their actions. To remove fake news reporters from public media events and news rooms.
Fake News Media. A better more accurate name is Hate News Media, with reports designed to incite violence .
The president in the past has branded the media as “the opposition party” and “the enemy of the American people.” He has taken particular aim at CNN, calling the network “fake news.”
A White House spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, told reporters last week that Trump “in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence.”
ABC, CBS, NBC false, misleading and often fake news reporting, May 17 – June 20, 2017.
NSA – Another NSA contractor leaks classified documents and information.
US contractor Reality Winner arrested after NSA leak
Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked details of US electronic surveillance programs.
NSA – more details of people and institutions targeted by UK and US surveillance have been published by The Guardian, The New York Times and Der Spiegel.
FBI – Former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that he deliberately leaked a memo from a key meeting with President Trump to a friend after he was fired in order to prompt the appointment of a special counsel.
FBI – US president Donald Trump was forced to calm a growing row between UK and US intelligence services after a series of leaks from the Manchester bombing investigation that “infuriated” investigators.
President Trump has repeatedly lashed out at the FBI and other intelligence agencies for leaks about investigations into his administration’s ties to the Russian government. “The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by ‘intelligence’ like candy,”
Russia says North Korea’s nukes are a ‘direct threat’.
Top Russian official said at a security conference in Singapore that North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are a “direct threat to Russia.” Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told defense ministers and experts from 39 countries that Pyongyang’s missile defense system “has a real function.”
“That is why it is alarming. And it is direct threat to Russia. We are convinced that it will increase the tensions of the region.
Russia has backed fresh sanctions against North Korea.
In early June, Russia’s deputy U.N. Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov reaffirmed this commitment, “the choice here has to be made in favor of using diplomatic tools to the maximum extent possible.”
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, speaking at the same conference, said that North Korea presented a “clear and present danger.”
Iran-North Korea military connection
Iran attempted to launch a cruise missile from a “midget” submarine, Pentagon officials saw more evidence of North Korean influence in the Islamic Republic with intelligence reports saying the submarine was based on a Pyongyang design.
President Trump, in an interview with Fox News’ said “nobody’s safe” amid mounting tensions with North Korea.
As Trump weighs his options for trying to blunt Pyongyang’s nuclear advancements,President was asked how safe U.S. troops along the demilitarized zone and South Korea allies are at this time.
President Trump said “Nobody’s safe. I mean, who’s safe? The guy’s got nuclear weapons,” Trump responded. “I’d like to say they’re very safe. These are great brave solders, these are great brave troops and they know the situation. We have 28,000 troops on the line and they’re right there. And so nobody’s safe. We’re probably not safe over here.”
Trump added, “If he gets the long-range missiles, we’re(US main land) not safe either.”