Transcript of conversation between Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Turnbull regarding refugees, 01/28/2017, via the Washington Post. This actually happened.
TRUMP: What is the thing with boats? Why do you discriminate against boats? No, I know, they come from certain regions. I get it.
TURNBULL: No, let me explain why. The problem with the boats it that you are basically outsourcing your immigration program to people smugglers and also you get thousands of people drowning at sea. So what we say is, we will decide which people get to come to Australia who are refugees, economic migrants, businessmen, whatever. We decide. That is our decision. We are a generous multicultural immigration nation like the United States but the government decides, the people’s representatives decides. So that is the point. I am a highly transactional businessman like you and I know the deal has to work for both sides. Now Obama thought this deal worked for him and he drove a hard bargain with us – that it was agreed with Obama more than a year ago in the Oval Office, long before the election. The principles of the deal were agreed to.
TRUMP: I do not know what he got out of it. We never get anything out of it – START Treaty, the Iran deal. I do not know where they find these people to make these stupid deals. I am going to get killed on this thing.
TURNBULL: You will not.
TRUMP: Yes, I will be seen as a weak and ineffective leader in my first week by these people. This is a killer.
TURNBULL: You can certainly say that it was not a deal that you would have done, but you are going to stick with it.
TRUMP: I have no choice to say that about it. Malcom [sic], I am going to say that I have no choice but to honor my predecessor’s deal. I think it is a horrible deal, a disgusting deal that I would have never made. It is an embarrassment to the United States of America and you can say it just the way I said it. I will say it just that way. As far as I am concerned that is enough Malcom [sic]. I have had it. I have been making these calls all day and this is the most unpleasant call all day. Putin was a pleasant call. This is ridiculous.
TURNBULL: Do you want to talk about Syria and DPRK?
TRUMP: [inaudible] this is crazy.
TURNBULL: Thank you for your commitment. It is very important to us.
TRUMP: It is important to you and it is embarrassing to me. It is an embarrassment to me, but at least I got you off the hook. So you put me back on the hook.
TURNBULL: You can count on me. I will be there again and again.
TRUMP: I hope so. Okay, thank you Malcolm.
TURNBULL: Okay, thank you.
On this date in 1990, the Gulf War began when Iraq invaded Kuwait. In 27 years, nearly four million service members deployed to war, many of them twice or more. The VA reports more than one million veterans of this conflict are now patients at the VA hospitals or have filed disability claims against the VA.
A nation that does not care for its war veterans has no business making new ones.
Saturday, July 29th we will have a bonfire while we watch the meteor shower! Come out earlier to enjoy a potluck, fishing, and kayaking! I’m asking people to bring a clothing (or feminine products) donation for the Orphans of Ukraine and Nicaragua who are in town. Their ages are 5 – 17 years old, any donations are appreciated!
If you would like to go riding it’s just $50 for an hour and I’ll be taking groups out every hour or so. Let me know in advance if you would like to ride and I will be putting people in groups of 4 when we go out. Feel free to pitch a tent anywhere on the property Saturday night! Sunday there will be an airshow right overhead.
Please share, this is the most visible meteor shower of the year!
Goddess Embodiment Portrait & Ceremony Workshop :: we will explore the divine nature within, through the energies associated with each goddess, Lakshmi, Saraswati & Kali, and how they physically manifest and present themselves in our life.
Creatively connect to your inner beauty, let it shine! We will work through the creative process, with journaling, imagery and finally taking self-portraits. Along with Kirtan, sacred embodiment practice and meditation.
Collaboration with Katherine Mills, a filmmaker and artist from Hawaii, currently living in LA. Founder of Wildstate, through which she offers wellness workshops, private sessions, women’s circles, and retreats. As a longtime student of yoga, meditation, and most recently, tea ceremony, Katherine is passionate about uplifting others with these ancient practices.
When :: August 26th 3-7pm in Los Feliz, CA
Sign up now, space is very limited <3
my brother Max Dean is working in Uganda for the summer, donate to his project!
“Hello family and friends! For those of you who do not know, I have been in Jinja, Uganda for the past month and this week marks the halfway point of my time here. As a participant in the Northwestern GESI program, my coworkers Callie Corcoran, Karolina Skarzynska, and myself are here to initiate a sustainable development project. We have decided to work with a youth association who aims to create a vocational hair salon school. We have made a lot of progress but as we have completed our budget we have found that we need more funding for the project. Any contribution and/or share is much appreciated in order to help our project along. Feel free to message me with any questions and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!”
new development in my life: i love talking about street gangs.
when Sarah and I recorded the gangster episode, it dawned on me that I knew next to nothing about actual gangsters. like i had a vague understanding that gang affiliation was based on one’s neighborhood/general area within a city and it’s a gang’s job to protect their block… i knew that gang violence had a lot to do with loyalty, sometimes drugs, sometimes women, but all in all it was about power and commanding respect… all that said, i had ZERO knowledge about specific gang leaders, their followers or the history of gangs in the U.S. anything i knew about this topic from popular culture barely scratches the surface on what i’m kind of obsessed with learning now.
ANYWAYS i started with researching the origin of the Bloods/Crips rivalry in South LA. I somehow emerged from that wormhole and decided to discuss Mutulu Shakur on our actual gangsters episode (Learnt Up Podcast Episode 15) – which is completely unrelated to the hours of Bloods/Crips research I had done haha. Soooo this week’s episode of Learnt Up covers all that extra knowledge. Extra Credit: Bloods/Crips pt.1 Enjoy!!!!!
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SOOOOOO proud of Robin Whitney for pitching Shelf Life to UCB in the first place and I’m real real proud of David Zwick for being such a kickass host so far. We’ve got more work to do tho! Shelf Life is back!
FIRST MONDAY of the month at 8:30pm in UCB Inner Sanctum!!! Next show is 8/7. now I’m gonna tag people in the comments who I know have expired topical sketches that are Shelf Life ready. Help me out and tag your indie sketch friends that you know have bits that don’t work anymore because they’re “no longer relavent.”
Secret Service Special Agent Crystal Griner, a Gwynn Oak resident who graduated from a Howard County High School and played college basketball at Hood College, was among those honored by President Donald J. Trump.
Griner was shot in the ankle and was on crutches at the Thursday ceremony as President Donald Trump presented the Medal of Valor on Thursday to five law enforcement officers who responded to a shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia last month.
The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) points out, Black Women who are highly educated still face a gap. Those who have a Bachelor’s Degree or beyond (Master’s, PhD, etc.) make around what a white men who attended some college but never graduated earns.
Per year, Black Women with a Bachelor’s Degree typically earn just $1,849 more than white men with just a high school diploma. Broken down, that means a Black Woman who has graduated from college will make only about about 6 cents more for every dollar earned by a white man who never attended college.