When is the draft dodging tangerine tinted teletubby going to release his taxes, and stop talking about who won the election. If he doesn't have anything to hide "RYFT" RELEASE YOUR FREAKING TAXES.
@ 6 months ago
Bell County, TX
no requirement to do so
@ 6 months ago
This is the type of responses you could expect from a supporter of this draft dodging lying pos. He stated he would release his taxes. You did fall for the rest of his BS!
@ 6 months ago
Killeen, TX 76543, USA
Is he required, by law, to release his taxes?
@ 6 months ago
He said he'd release them after the audit was finished. It is not yet finished, so therefore has not lied. The one return that was exposed showed that he pays his taxes.
@ 6 months ago
Villa Park, IL, USA
It's kinda a dumb thing to get worked up about. It's like worrying about the cole slaw instead of the meat and potatoes.
@ 6 months ago
Midtown, New York, NY
It's a shiny distraction for Huffington Post readers
Huge scalp with Bill O gettin the boot.
Not a big loss
When you think about it, his taxes are one of the very few things on which he hasn't changed his position.
@ 6 months ago
Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA
I'm glad it appears that he is not an ideologue
That's another of your patented understatements.
The man stands for nothing. He campaigned on issues that he didn't understand. He promised to do things he had no intention of accomplishing. He played his supporters for fools.
And it all might work out for the better
BTW, no one better infringe on my patent, I'll refer you to our in house attorney
He now brags that his election validates his actions. His supporters continue to defend him rather than admit they were hoodwinked.
Validates what actions specifically?
When asked about his falsehoods and exaggeration s, his response was " I'm president and you're not". That pretty much says it all.
Yeah, well, elections have consequences. Remember many of Trump's votes stemmed from a growing rejection of the Democratic parties lunge to the left.
So what do they care about his bravado? They never voted for it or against it in the first place
Oh, here's this :
Now research how many of those failed for lack of trying. Then count the ones where he just changed direction before any action was taken. I'd guess both categories would bring in small numbers.
Well, POTUS TRIED to block Muslims jc, and failed. Congress TRIED to repeal the ACA, and failed. POTUS TRIED to be Putin's ass monkey, and failed.
@ 6 months ago
Lakeland, MN 55043, USA
I actually give POTUS a lot of credit for trying very hard to carry through on many of his promises. Of course, he's fúcked up repeatedly while trying, much to my relief.
My take on his multiple abrupt about-face opinions is that he doesn't really have any principles or a moral compass, plus he's not up on the issues...So he's easily swayed.
Exactly. He never had anything other than slogans talking points and hot air. The man is an embarassment.
The IRS stated he could release his taxes while under audit. So his 2016 taxes are under audit also BS! This is the same lying pos that was complaining about President O's, BC, and college transcripts. SYFT=show your freaking taxes.
Of course he could but why would he. You wouldn't either if in his position.
What is an ass monkey?
Scared to reveal his ties to the Russian mafia. Nixon did, so can this lying pos.
way to go jc. thanks for breaking the story. POLITICIAN DOES NOT TELL THE TRUTH. I don't think that has ever happened before.
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@ 6 months ago
Wright City, MO, USA
LMAO! Maybe his tax returns show his ties to the Russian mafia. LMMFAO!
Ive always seen Lori as a partisan hack. Never jc to this level. Its a little shocking to me.
It's all a matter of perspective. Jc passionately believes Trump is a destructive force. The same belief that many held about Obama.
Just seems out of character.
It's not a partisan thing at all. I just believe that the job of president should be held by an intellegent, stable, lucid, human being. Someone who can remember the name of the speaker of the house. Maybe someone who can recall which country he
bombed yesterday. I know it's a lot to ask. Maybe I've gotten too demanding in my old age.
What scares me is that I'm the same age as Trump. I told my wife to put me down if I begin to act Trumpy. She agreed a little too soon for comfort.
A guy who knows how many states there are? Or are the standards different depending on the letter by the name?
I can think of about four times that I was embarrassed by Obama. Lots of times I disagreed with him. Several times I was disappointed by him. That was over the coarse of eight yesrs.
Trump has surpassed him in every category in less than 100 days. Seriously. He is my predident. And for the first time in my life I'm embarrassed by that fact.
I'm willing to be convinced that I'm wrong. Explain how any legimate candidate could wander through the election with no idea that health care was complicated. How could anyone be so sure that the ex/im bank was a disaster only to find out that it
does a great job and actually makes money. How can NATO be obsolete on monday then on wednesday be fantastic.
Every president goes through a learning process. Most don't require remedial lessons before they bigin their OJT.
No one ever taught him to stop, collaborate, and listen
Green card holder with violent history somehow gets to stay in country to rape and murder.
If only he had been deported like he should have been.
Do you have another link that describes his violent history? Maybe I just missed it.
He has one
I read another article that he had previously incarcerated for stabbing someone
It might have been the battery charge mentioned in that article
He wasn't a positive force in this country, quite negative actually, and he should have not been here
I wonder why he didn't get included in the annual January/ February roundup.
I'm sure he far from the only non citizen walking around with a criminal history
He might have been on the list
1. Don't overstay your visa
2. Get legal work
3. Don't commit crimes
This isn't a hard concept to grasp
How do you misplaces a Carrier battle group? He tried his damnedest to show he was unqualified for the job. His supporters are to prideful to admit they were bamboozle, hoodwinked, led astray.
Wrong, b. His supporters will be all in until it affects them negatively, personally. That hasn't happened yet on any kind of scale. Plus, POTUS has tossed a few bones to his supporters...allow them to expand and pollute with impunity and
in doing so, add a few jobs for awhile. Makes people feel good. Like helping the coal industry, which employs all of 80,000 people nationally. Subway employs between 200k and 300k for example. So helping coal = pure pandering, feel good stuff.
But hard truths are coming for those who put POTUS in office: in the new Darwinian order, they're the bottom rung, the least fit for survival: poor people. But with the administration's inability to pass laws, the pain is put off.
What level of care should they receive?
Wrong thread, Ami?
@ 6 months ago
The paper industry lost lot of jobs in the Obama era.
So did coal.
Rural towns are struggling. Just in those two industries alone about 150000 people lost their jobs.
The above link is a good illustration of why blue collar workers switched parties this election. That is one flaccid recovery right there!
Paper industry struggling in the electronic age. Shocker. Those jobs aren't coming back. Neither is coal.
Trump made a promise he'd bring them back, but doesn't seem to have any coherent plan on doing so.
The "electronic age"
When did that begin again? Did Obama usher it in? What a guy!
They may not be industries that are dynamically growing, but our policies in recent years have accelerated their decline
Why accelerate killing off industry that's declining natural especially without any plan for the workers besides spitting on them and acting superior? Oh yeah, they should just move to Palo Alto and learn to code.
Although paper will always, always be in use. Just a question of how much we use it. (We've been predicting its death for years)
"They may not be industries that are dynamically growing, but our policies in recent years have accelerated their decline"
Which ones, specifically?
By "ones" I mean policies, not industries.
in the case of coal, accelerated death is justified because burning it is far worse than burning most other petroleum products. Many nasty toxins in coal, areas where it is burned have proven higher rates of many illnesses leading to early deaths.
Stillwater, MN 55082, USA
once the fracking got going in the U.S., along with wind and solar and other superior technologies, coal demand predictably fell. That's not a bad thing and government shouldn't prop up that business imo.
Don't forget there are non-fuel applications for coal. Also even if think accelerated death is justified, you've got to have a plan for those workers.
But government props up a lot of stuff like that. Kind of a drop in the bucket really.
Annnnyway, those people aren't naturally Republicans, and very, very recently they were part of the Democratic coalition (they in fact still have that Manchin dude) . If they could have been brought back into the fold, there'd have been no Trump
Speaking of wind and solar, aren't *they* what the government "props" up.
Renewable mandates, feed-in tariffs, the like?
Not so much anymore. Unsubsidized solar has just recently claimed the "cheapest power" title. The subsidies created the demand for large production facilities. Prices spiraled down creating even more demand.
If wind and solar are so superior, why do they *always* seem to need mandates and subsidization.
Constantly on the cusp of being competitive, they just need a *little* more help.
The help is fading away. And both are becoming competative on their own. Solar is the cheapest to install. Wind is becoming the long term winner when you consider the net gain including continued use of farm land.
There's no dispatchability with either of those energy sources. Both are intermittent.
But they can be good as supplements though.
When you consider the proportion of fossil/ renewable, we have plenty of dispatchability. Given that the majority of power use is during the day, we could build nothing but renewables for a decade and still have no problems.
Uh huh, I don't think so.
Seems like all those reports come straight from the climateers
Must.. Have.. More....OPM....
Ahhhh don't get rid of our mandates!
This is kind of interesting. Cheapest power is regional.
Map and calculator do not reflect costs of backing up intermittent power
That cost is already built into the current grid. Like I said before, we could build renewables for a decades.
It's not built into the current grid
Even says so in the vox article they use as a source.
Another thing, power needs at night are probably going up with all those server farms, don't forget those have got to be cooled.
Leave my Bitcoin miners out of this.
Drew,, I know that renewables arent going to provide 100% of our electric needs. I'm just saying that it will be a long time before we have to worry about a brown out because the sun went behind a cloud.
Solar and wind take up way too much real estate
Wind is very good at sharing the land. Each turbine has a small footprint.
Solar is a land eater. The latest idea involves using played out quarries, strip mines etc. The land owners jump at the chance to give away the land rather than reclaim it.
Solar energy gathering efficiency and battery storage technology (also affecting wind) are continuing to evolve rapidly. Storage is really key to solving intermittent source issues, along with grid applications.
Wouldn't development around windmills affect the dynamics of their fuel?
I do think solar combined with waves and nuclear is the future.
Coal as an energy source is nearing the end of its life span.
But as I've said before, since we have so much of it
The reasonable approach would be to develop new applications for the resource
can anyone see the "battery farm" needed for a 50MW solar farm? Environmentalists will have a field day.
battery waste : they don't live forever (2-3 yrs )
battery manufacturing : huge amount of resources needed
battery dangers : remember Samsung
Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA
Energy storage doesn't necessarily mean batteries. I read about one solar facility located next to a reservoir. During the day, exess power drives pumps that fill it. Overnight the water drives turbines that generate power.
Nice, simple application. I like it. And like I said battery technology (shorthand for energy storage technology as jc points out) is progressing rapidly in the science world.
The University of Michigan has a small solar campus. A solar farm powers the buildings. Excess power extracts hydrogen from water. Fuel cells use the hydrogen to generate power overnight.
Pretty soon you'll start to see some of the breakthroughs, many of them the products of government funded research, starting to get at this problem.
Remember there are significant applications of these technologies to electric vehicles, including the lifetime issues, efficiency, low temp problems, and use of toxic materials in manufacture as problems to solve.
There's also the other type of solar we don't hear about so much, solar thermal, I think they are trying to store the heat energy in molten salt.
Northwest Harbor, NY 11937, USA
Or how about low temperature solar panels that convert sunlight and water directly into hydrogen.
Re: Government funded research - grants are drying up. That trend looks to continue.
If you stop all of that sciency stuff, there's no need to import all of those smart people.
The true answer is fusion, but who knows when we'll be able to control it
Naperville, IL, USA
Well with funding for that sort of basic research drying up, we may not ever find those sorts of answers. others may, of course...just not us.
Of course the inevitable brain drain that will certainly happen with new restrictions on immigration in place will only worsen the situation. Great minds aren't a U.S. monopoly.
Many of the brightest, most innovative folks I meet through my work, I struggle to understand due to thick accents or limited English abilities. It's worth the effort!
Plus I'm happy they're working for a U.S. company and not the foreign competition, to whom they can be very valuable. I'm hoping that doesn't change but I'm afraid it will.
Everyone has to eat, and valuable U.S. educations will not be put to waste when folks are sent packing to their homeland...they'll be employed for sure.
Too be fair though, some companies are completely abusing the visa system to replace skilled US workers with immigrants on visas. There have been some very well publicized examples in the last few years.
Yes, the ass wipe in the White House. He couldn't find 78 Floridain to work in resorts. He used over 1300 visa workers, instead of paying America citizens.
Like most good programs the visa system can be gamed. They need to fix the problems. Not end the influx of great minds. When American companies cannot hire the best, they find themselves competing with the best.
@jc - absolutely, although I suspect donors don't really want it fixed, so it won't happen.
A relative of mine was the CIO of a large insurance firm years ago. Whenever they needed extra programmers they'd hire a bunch of visa workers (mostly from India). They worked their butts off and often all stayed
O'Hare, Chicago, IL
In one apartment together. American workers can be a bunch of spoiled brats, they can also be incredibly hard working. Visa workers do a great job of replacing those who feel they are entitled
Government funded research grants can be a gigantic waste of money. Not all research is productive or of future value.
If less money is used more effectively, we're all better off
What Is your understanding about the process to get a federal research grant? Just curious.
I guess I'd say I have a basic understanding.. Apply as an individual or organization, several different types of grants, grantor reviews application for approval, grantee most provide proof of work
Most programmers i know are overworked, not lazy. That practice is done to get around hiring extra employees and the benefits that go along with it.
Americans expect a reasonable wage and benefits. H-1B visa holders don't have leverage so they accept whatever and are often abused in the process (their visa is contingent on employment, so they accept a lot of crap).
Anyways, I wouldn't say that American expectations of reasonable wages and benefits make us spoiled brats.
Of course, that's obvious
And I never said lazy, I said entitled
What do you mean by entitled?
Entitled = Inflated sense of business value
Re research grants: where does merit of the proposal come in?
Programmers are the bookkeepers of the future. A dime a dozen, perpetually replaceable. Same thing happened to graphic designers ten years ago.
I'm not sure how they determine merit up front, but the post mortem merit can certainly be questioned in many examples
How often have you read beyond the headlines in those examples?
Just saying you dismiss sources as biased frequently on here. The stories about wasteful grants usually come from very biased sources.
How often have you looked for primary information on those studies?
How far do I need to read?
Let's just say these "wasteful studies" are frequently mischaracterized.
Don't get me wrong, wasteful spending happens. But most of what you read about wasteful science is intentionally misleading.
Can you verify your claim of "most"
Or should we just say some
And although the headlines can be slanted (many are), I would love to see hard proof that many of these studies provided value that's even close to their cost
Random thought, I wonder what happened to Silver Fox, hope he is doing ok
Ok, that was completely random.
I'm tired, about to board an overnight to the land of your ancestors
No, I feel very comfortable with "most". The stuff that gets talked about nationally is consistently misrepresented.
"hard proof that many of these studies provided value that's even close to their cost"
There are some examples in the npr story I linked.
I'll read it over again once I get to my destination, not sure I saw that proof
Many of these NSF and NIH studies are exploratory - the point is to make advancements.
The toenail one is easy to ridicule, until it is put into context of current ways to screen for lung cancer risk.
Then it is potentially cost saving.
Earlier in the NPR article they mention a controversial $9.4M supposedly spent to study penis size. One of the researchers was a post-doctoral fellow that was funded by the national institute on drug abuse and gave
credit to the funding agency. That $9.4M was actually spent teaching many aspiring trainees how to become behavioral scientists to help combat drug abuse - an excellent example of both misrepresentation and value
Happy Earth Day/March for Science day, btw.
The return to the dark ages have been grossly exaggerated
Greetings from my most favorite socialist paradise btw
Dark ages, no. Serious setbacks on scientific progress - absolutely.
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I have a friend in Malmö. Say hi to Ben for me, ami.
Other countries' progress won't be slowed, just ours ami. So no dark ages stuff, just the U.S.moving backward.
I just don't see that happening
Willful ignorance on my part I suppose
Malmo is about 6 hours away, I'll say it really loud I
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