ELDERUPDATES.COM, NO. 190

VIET NAM DOCUMENTARY TO AIR; 2 HURRICANES – FOR NOW; PRESIDENT TRUMP ON DACA WITH DEMS – DEAL/NODEAL?; SUING OVER OPIOID EPIDEMIC; 143 M EQUIFAX ACCOUNTS STOLEN; 860 RULES REVERSED; FREE SPEECH IN BERKELEY; GENOCIDE IN MYANMAR; MOREY ELDERUPDATES.COM, NO. 190 SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 VIET Nam war documentary series of 18 hours spread over 10 programs set to air on PBS, Sunday, September 17th. PRESIDENT Trump’s week in review: PRESIDENT Trump may legalize “dreamers” because he has no political ideology except the pursuit of praise, and if he gets something on the Wall he can claim he made a good deal.  (The WEEK, September 22, 2017.) JUSTICE Department acknowledges it has no evidence to support President Trump’s claim President Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower.  (The WEEK), September 15, 2017.) PRESIDENT Trump has killed or delayed 860 rules in a wide range of areas, with the EPA leading the way.  (The WEEK, September 15, 2017.) DEMOCRATS claim agreement reached with President Trump on DACA and enhancements to border Wall (or “fence”, if you choose).  Trump denies full agreement, acknowledges there were discussions.  (Los Angeles Times, September 14, 2017.) PRESIDENT Trump visited hurricane devastated areas 3 times. FORMER Presidential aide Steve Bannon returns to Breitbart and tells interviewer Charlie Rose Bannon is “going to war” against those Republicans who are not supporting President Trump’s program.  (Los Angeles Times, September 11, 2017.) In other matters: RUSSIAN lawmaker brags on Russian TV that “U.S. intelligence missed it when Russian intelligence stole the Presidency of the United States”.  (The WEEK, September 22, 2017.) KIM Jong-Un continues to fire more powerful rockets with little effective...

ELDERUPDATES.COM, NO. 189

PRESIDENT TRUMP REACHES DEAL WITH DEMS; HURRICANE IRMA THREATENS FLORIDA; DREAMERS DO A LOT MORE THAN DREAM; NORTH KOREA ACTIVE AGAIN; STATES APPEAL TO FEDS TO SAVE ACA; OROVILLE WATER MESS PREVENTABLE;  MORE.. ELDERUPDATES.COM, NO. 189 SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 PRESIDENT Trump’s week in review: As this edition goes to press, so to speak, Hurricane Irma is less than 24 hours from Florida.  At this point one can only hope for the best. PRESIDENT Trump reaches deal with Democrats on 3 month extension of government spending, raising the debt ceiling and providing ($15 B), in aid to Harvey victims is reached.  (Los Angeles Times, September 7, 2017.) Republicans were blindsided at this Trump-Democrat alliance.  After the non-stop attacks on McConnell, this agreement shows the possibility Trump will use his flexibility to make agreements instead of total governmental gridlock. Republicans wanted an 18 month agreement but Trump, apparently anxious for some major agreement, accepted the Democrats’ proposal, allegedly as proposed. NORTH Korea again tests weapons materials as it falls of the media limelight.  Causation or correlation?  Unknown. DREAMERS include people working in society at a greater rate than society as a whole (87% of dreamers who have permits work).  While immigration laws are enforced on the farms, fields crops go unpicked or even unplanted as it turns out Americans really won’t take some of the jobs these Mexicans will do. These 800,000 dreamers have roots in the communities and think of themselves as Americans.  Many have joined the military.  Arguments that immigrants don’t pay taxes are wrong and many of their cultures encourage very strong family ties.  Loyal Americans in all...

ELDERUPDATES.COM., NO. 188

                  PRESIDENT TRUMP WEIGHS DACA AND NEW IMMIGRATION STRUCTURE CONCURRENTLY; TRUMP CONSIDERS TRADE WAR OVER REAL WAR IN N. KOREA; HARVEY MAY COST UPWARDS OF $125 B; N. KOREA EXPLODES ALLEGED HYDROGEN BOMB; DIRECTOR MUELLER WORKING WITH IRS; PERMAFROST LESS PERMANENT; NATIONAL PARKS UNDER ATTACK; MORE… ELDERUPDATES.COM, NO. 188 SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 PRESIDENT Trump’s week in review: JUST BEFORE THIS WAS POSTED TO SOME SITES ON TUESDAY MORNING PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED THE PARTIAL TERMINATION OF DACA – THOSE 6 YEAR OLDS APPARENTLY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER THAN TO SNEAK ACROSS THE BORDER!   PRESIDENT Trump considering halving amount of legal immigration and replace the family-connection criteria with a “merit-based” skills criteria.  (The WEEK, August 25, 2017.)  (Your blogger supports this position.) PRESIDENT Trump must also decide what to do about DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, rule enacted by President Obama.  There is intense pressure on both sides of the issue and again, perhaps the decision will be determined by the last one to have Trump’s ear. Childhood arrivals are the true undocumented immigrants, they came because that is what their parents said to do.  Many have known only the U.S. as their homeland. Technology companies urge Trump to keep DACA.  (Los Angeles Times, September 2, 2017.) HURRICANE Harvey blew into Houston, dropping 52” of rain, a U.S. record.  On his first visit to the city, Trump spoke only of the federal government actions and how the city would be better than ever after the repairs.  Obliviously, Malania wore 4” spike heels as if she were attending a gala event....