Home

The Washington Post: What Americans are afraid of in the age of Trump

Leave a comment

Click link below picture

.

Just in time for Halloween, Chapman University has released its fourth annual survey of American fears.

Among other things, the survey asks respondents how afraid they are of more than 70 scary subjects, including spiders, medical bills and thermonuclear war.

Relative to last year, the list shows there has been a shift in anxieties with the dawn of the Trump administration. “The 2017 list of fears clearly reflects political unrest and uncertainty in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president,” the study’s authors wrote.

.

An elaborate Halloween display, such as this one Oct. 11, 2017, is put up in front of Matt Warshauer’s home every year in West Hartford, Conn. (Monica Jorge/Hartford Courant/AP)

.

.

Click link below for article:

What Americans are afraid of in the age of Trump – The Washington Post

.

__________________________________________

 

 

Advertisements

Generation ISIS: When Children Are Taught to Be Terrorists

Leave a comment

Click link below picture

.

Abu Shahed first realized his 11-year-old son was being brainwashed by ISIS when he saw the fourth-grader’s textbooks.

They were filled with images of “bombs, guns, machine guns, tanks, warplanes and other war symbols,” the father of four recalled.

The militant group’s black flag also featured in materials given to children at the ISIS-run school that Abu Shahed’s son was forced to attend after the militants captured the Syrian town of Al Bukamal in 2014.

“My son changed a lot at school and became very pro-ISIS,” said Abu Shahed, who now lives in Turkey with his family and like others interviewed by NBC News did not want to give his full name out of concern for relatives sill living in Syria.

“Me and my wife knew that we had a little spy at home,” he said.

As ISIS continues to lose territory across Syria, families are grappling with the effect the militants’ education system has had on their children and the reality of what could be a generation of radicalized youngsters.

.

Image: Isis Schoolbooks

This diagram from a book used in an ISIS-run school shows different types of weapons. NBC News

.

.

Click link below for article and video:

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-uncovered/generation-isis-when-children-are-taught-be-terrorists-n812201

.

__________________________________________

 

 

Doctors Fear A Potentially Deadly Disease Outbreak In Puerto Rico

Leave a comment

Click link below picture

.

Christian Romero sat in near darkness in the stairwell of his apartment building. The glare from his phone illuminated his face, as he swiped through photos of his late brother Romsy.

“I feel like a part of me is missing,” Romero, 28, told HuffPost. He spoke calmly, but his eyes bore the weight of countless sleepless nights. “He was older than me by a year and three months. We literally grew up together, hand by hand, doing the same things, going to the same places.”

Romsy Romero died on Oct. 5. His brother says doctors told the family they suspect he was infected with leptospirosis, an animal-borne bacterial disease that can be fatal if not properly treated in time.

In the four weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, leaving the island largely without power and with limited access to drinking water, doctors fear Romsy’s case is hardly unique.

On Thursday, Puerto Rico state epidemiologist Carmen Deseda announced there are 74 suspected leptospirosis cases reported in October. The number significantly surpassed its average of 60 reported cases a year for the disease. Four of the suspected 74 cases resulted in death.

.

Carolina Moreno/HuffPost
Christian Romero shows HuffPost a photo of his late brother Romsy on Oct. 14, 2017. The family says doctors believe he died after being infected with leptospirosis.

.

.

Click link below for article:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/leptospirosis-outbreak-puerto-rico-hurrincane_us_59e905aae4b0f9d35bc969ac

.

__________________________________________

 

 

Trump family breaks with presidential pet tradition

Leave a comment

Click link below picture

.

He campaigned and won vowing to shake up Washington. Now, President Donald Trump is again breaking with tradition on a more personal matter: keeping a pet at the White House.

The illustrious tradition of keeping pets in the White House dates back to Thomas Jefferson, who kept a mockingbird and a couple of bear cubs during his presidency. Throughout the years, presidential pets became celebrities of sorts.
.
“It softens their image, it broadens their appeal,” Ed Lengel, chief historian at the White House Historical Association, told CNN. “They help create an atmosphere of the White House as a family, a lived-in place and not just a stiff museum, but a place where a family lives and plays and enjoys each other’s company.”
 
For an image-conscious President, Trump seems to be in little rush to add a furry friend to the White House brood, making his the only first family in modern presidential history without a pet.

.

President Abraham Lincoln’s son Tad rides one of his horses.

.

.

Click link below for article and gallery of ‘The presidential pets of the White House’:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/21/politics/donald-trump-presidential-pet/index.html

.

__________________________________________

 

 

Trump, ‘King of Debt,’ makes GOP fret

Leave a comment

Click link below picture

.

As a New York businessman, Donald Trump proudly referred to himself as the “King of Debt” — he thrived on taking financial risks and routinely leveraged debt to grow his family empire.

“I’m the king of debt. I love debt,” Trump told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in May 2016 at the height of the campaign — blunt and telling comments that revealed just how comfortable the real estate mogul was in using debt as a financial tool.
.
But now, the mindset behind that nickname is aggravating some of the President’s Republican colleagues in Washington.

.

Trump Makes False Claim on stock market, debt.

.

.

Click link below for article and video:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/21/politics/president-donald-trump-king-of-debt-tax-reform/index.html

.

__________________________________________

 

 

Obama makes a plea to Virginians and signals a way forward for Democrats

Leave a comment

Click link below picture

.

Marking an impassioned return to the campaign trail, former President Barack Obama made a plea Thursday night to Virginia voters to vote for Democratic candidates in the state’s first elections to be held since last year’s presidential contest.

“We need you to take this seriously, because our democracy is at stake, and it’s at stake right here in Virginia,” Obama told a crowd of 7,500 people at the Richmond Coliseum. “You can’t sit this one out.”

As Obama spoke, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam — the Democratic nominee for governor in the commonwealth — sat on a barstool next to the 56-year-old former two-term president, basking in the glow of the former president’s political star power.

.

Barack Obama and Ralph Northam
Former President Barack Obama with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam during a rally in Richmond, Va., Oct. 19, 2017. (Photo: Steve Helber/AP)

.

.

Click link below for article:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-makes-plea-virginians-signals-way-forward-democrats-014148422.html

.

__________________________________________

 

 

Niger Ambush Came After ‘Massive Intelligence Failure,’ Source Says

Leave a comment

Click link below picture

.

A senior congressional aide who has been briefed on the deaths of four U.S. servicemen in Niger says the ambush by militants stemmed in part from a “massive intelligence failure.”

The Pentagon has said that 40 to 50 militants ambushed a 12-man U.S. force in Niger on Oct. 4, killing four and wounding two. The U.S. patrol was seen as routine and had been carried out nearly 30 times in the six months before the attack, the Pentagon has reported.

The aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly, said the House and Senate armed services committees have questions about the scope of the U.S. mission in Niger, and whether the Pentagon is properly supporting the troops on the ground there.

.

Image: BROADCAST OUT, ONLINE ONLY Myeshia Johnson cries over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger, upon his body’s arrival in Miami, on Oct. 17, 2017. WPLG / AP

.

.

Click link below for article and video:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/africa/source-niger-attack-resulted-massive-intelligence-failure-n812626

.

__________________________________________

 

 

Older Entries

MaBeautility

Passie voor beauty, bloggen, lifestyle, dans en make-up

sisirblog

Adding value to life

loshame.wordpress.com/

Fashion Blogger

love message

A collection of famous love quotes, happiness great things, sayings, short stories , wisdom stories ,soulful quotes. "what you think you become"

Law Office of Bryan Fagan

Spring Divorce Attorney | Law Office of Bryan Fagan

Chomp Chomp

Food & Dining

Wort¶Art

WORTlieb mARTin, Poetenblog

Vector Charley

All travel is local

Tripambitions

It contains the world best places and things.

The Bible Meditator

Meditating on the Scriptures Since 1990

Worldiction Arts

#art #photography #fashion #detroit #world

Sai Raj Krishna

Because, every moment of life is a story worth living and sharing!! 😊

Quiescentlistener

I'm listening you.

Port Canaveral Shuttle

Shuttle Port Canaveral offers convenient shuttles and transportation from the Orlando area to the Space Coast of Florida, including Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach.

FIRE IN YOUR SOUL

Show the world what you possess

bhavika24

I do not TRUST, I BELIEVE. 😄

Mrinalini Raj

I LEAVE YOUR ROAD TO WALK ON MY GRASS.

VERMAJIKABLOG

A MOTIVATIONAL AND INFORMATIVE HINDI BLOG

S.A. Barton: Seriously Eclectic

Writing. Thinking. Occasionally complaining.

Safira's Journey

Create Your Own Happiness

walt the music guy

music songs good potery poems

FLOW ART STATION

THE CONTEMPORARY MAGAZINE

The Diary Of A Muslim Girl

Dare ◦ To ◦ Live ◦ Your ◦ Legacy

Poeta da Garrafa

Este sítio expõem a palavra, a imagem, a voz da minha poesia. Foto: Odilon Machado de Lourenço.

kfavs.wordpress.com/

cuz bloggin's betta than makin' a vid playlist

Celestial Priestess's Fourth Density Journal

Metaphyics, Horoscopes, Personal Blog, Modeling & Recommended Products,

The Review Author

Book Reviews| Tiny tales

When I' m With You... Whitney Ibe Blog!

Inspirational,Motivational, Lifestyle, Daily Living, Positivity, Religion

My Daily Journal.........

Everything from my world to yours'......:)

Rhythm Voice

Where Words Fail, Music Speak.

125mileradius

just pics within the radius

Mona_Khaan

tha blogs is about styles beauty health true story's love poetry many more )): my blog my own thoughts) monakhaan.com

Chaotic Shapes

Art and Lifestyle by Brandon Knoll

Ellipsis

" i am still chewing over it. "

❣Emotional Queen👑

🎭दो चेहरें हैं,दो लहज़े हैं मेरे...और हर सवाल के दो जवाब "एक मैं जो लिखती हूँ दूजा तुम जो जानते हो"!! 👑Queen Of My Own Thought❣ #MyBlogMyFeeling

Goal Digger

Be Positive, Patient and Persistent...

The Godly Chic Diaries

Smiling • Writing • Dreaming