Trump’s arts pannel quits after Charlottesville

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Those in the art community aren’t having it.
“Reproach and censure in the strongest possible terms are necessary following your support of the hate groups and terrorists who killed and injured fellow Americans in Charlottesville,” they wrote in a letter of resignation sent to the White House.

“The false equivalencies you push cannot stand. The Administration’s refusal to quickly and unequivocally condemn the cancer of hatred only further emboldens those who wish America ill. We cannot sit idly by, the way that your West Wing advisors have, without speaking out against your words and actions.

The signers include famed painter Chuck Close, actor Kal Penn, author Jhumpa Lahiri, architect Thom Mayne, and the former head of cultural affairs for New Mexico, Jill Udall, according to the website theartnewspaper ht The Daily Post.
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What is an eclipse?

An eclipse will occur on Monday if you live in the United States. However, I am blind and will not look at it. So, I will use this post to understand what I think it will look like and what it is. ___
The word is eclipse and according to the dictionary it means:
an obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination.
a phase during which the distinctive markings of a bird (especially a male duck) are obscured by molting of the breeding plumage. ___

Monday will be the first one. What I think it will look like: the yellow sun will be blacked out by a shaddow, which will cover most of the sun excluding the part around the edge. It will darken the sky. Am I correct?

people aren’t happy with the many sides comment from POTUS – a look at the reaction

It would be wise of us to remind you the exact quote from the President.

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“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” Trump said. “It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump. Not Barack Obama. It’s been going on for a long, long time.

What others are saying:

– “I’m not going to make any bones about it. I place the blame for a lot of what you’re seeing in American today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president.” – Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer, a Democrat.

– “Mr. President – we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.” – Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., on Twitter.

– “Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists” – Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Twitter.

– “@POTUS needs to speak out against the poisonous resurgence of white supremacy. There are not “many sides” here, just right and wrong.” – Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on Twitter.

– “As @POTUS Trump said, “We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation… & true affection for each other. #Charlottesville” – Vice President Mike Pence on Twitter.

– “Even as we protect free speech and assembly, we must condemn hatred, violence and white supremacy.” – Former President Bill Clinton on Twitter.

– “We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. -OGH” – Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Twitter.

– “Trump comments were good. He didn’t attack us. He just said the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us. .. No condemnation at all. When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room. Really, really good. God bless him.” –
Daily Stormer, a white supremacist website promoting the Charlottesville demonstration on its Summer of Hate edition.

The President’s reaction on the violence in Charlottesville

These are the President’s words delivered in Bedminster, New Jersey, and transcribed and distributed by the White House: ___

Well, thank you very much. As you know, this was a small press conference but a very important one, and it was scheduled to talk about the great things that we’re doing with the Secretary on the Veterans Administration. And we will talk about that very much so in a little while, but I thought I should put out a comment as to what’s going on in Charlottesville.
So, again, I want to thank everybody for being here. In particular, I want to thank our incredible veterans. And thank you, fellas. Let me shake your hand. Great people. They’re great people.

But we’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time.

It has no place in America. What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives. No citizen should ever fear for their safety and security in our society, and no child should ever be afraid to go outside and play, or be with their parents, and have a good time.

I just got off the phone with the Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, and we agreed that the hate and the division must stop, and must stop right now. We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection – really – and I say this so strongly – true affection for each other.

Our country is doing very well in so many ways. We have record –
just absolute record employment. We have unemployment, the lowest it’s been in almost 17 years. We have companies pouring into our country. Foxconn and car companies, and so many others, they’re coming back to our country. We’re renegotiating trade deals to make them great for our country and great for the American worker. We have so many incredible things happening in our country. So when I watch Charlottesville, to me it’s very, very sad.

I want to salute the great work of the state and local police in Virginia – incredible people – law enforcement, incredible people – and also the National Guard. They’ve really been working smart and working hard. They’ve been doing a terrific job. The federal authorities are also providing tremendous support to the governor. He thanked me for that. And we are here to provide whatever other assistance is needed. We are ready, willing, and able.

Above all else, we must remember this truth: No matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans first. We love our country. We love our God. We love our flag. We’re proud of our country. We’re proud of who we are. So we want to get the situation straightened out in Charlottesville, and we want to study it. And we want to see what we’re doing wrong as a country, where things like this can happen.

My administration is restoring the sacred bonds of loyalty between this nation and its citizens, but our citizens must also restore the bonds of trust and loyalty between one another. We must love each other, respect each other, and cherish our history and our future together. So important. We have to respect each other. Ideally, we have to love each other.

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Trump spoke about a veterans medical care bill he was signing into law before returning briefly to the violence in Virginia:

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And again, going back to Charlottesville, we have to heal the wounds of our country. These are wounds that have been going on for, really, a long time. And I thought, and everybody thought, and everybody wants it to heal, and it will heal. And we’re going to make every effort possible to make sure that that healing procedure goes as quickly as possible.

I love the people of our country. I love all of the people of our country. We’re going to make America great again, but we’re going to make it great for all of the people of the United States of America.

Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much.

CHARLOTTESVILLE is a warzone after violence between White nationalists and anti-fashist forces

A white nationalist rally in CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va, turned violent on Saturday.
Rally supporters and counter-protesters screamed, chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday morning.
Some of the things they chanted were Notsy phrasing which I shall not write here.
Per the ap: Men dressed in militia uniforms were carrying shields and openly carrying long guns.
Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler planned what he called a “pro-white” rally to protest Charlottesville’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a city park. Instead it became a flashpoint.
Per the afp: On Friday the state’s governor Terry McAuliffe in a statement called on Virginians to stay clear of the rallies, but by Saturday morning hundreds from both sides had already begun to skirmish.
Police began evacuating the city’s Emancipation Park and making arrests after declaring those gathered there to be part of an “unlawful assembly. There were two “serious but not life-threatening” injuries, police reported on Twitter.

@amazon wants to give you ready-to-make meals that don’t require cold

Amazon.com is trying to be the king of food. Case in point, they are planning on using technology first developed for the US military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, reports Reuters. This could be a boon for the company.
Delivering meals would build on the company’s AmazonFresh service, which has been delivering groceries to customers’ homes for a decade. It could also complement Amazon’s planned $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods and Amazon’s checkout-free convenience store, which is in the test stage.
The pioneering food-prep tech, known as microwave assisted thermal sterilization, or MATS, was developed by researchers at Washington State University, and is being brought to market by a venture-backed startup called 915 Labs, based in Denver. The company explains how this works.
The method involves placing sealed packages of food in pressurized water and heating them with microwaves for several minutes, according to 915 Labs.
Unlike traditional processing methods, where packages are in pressure cookers for up to an hour until both bacteria and nutrients are largely gone, the dishes retain their natural flavor and texture, the company said. They also can sit on a shelf for a year, which would make them suitable for Amazon’s storage and delivery business model.

this guy won the lodery twice in 9 years

I’de say go and buy a ticket for the amount of luck you are having but this guy already did that and he won big.
Jules Parent of QUEBEC CITY has won a million Canadian dollars playing the lottery. This is his second time in 9 years.
Per the ap: “He showed up at lottery offices to pick up a check for $1,222,069 after winning the jackpot from an online play worth $3.20. Loto-Quebec places the odds of such a bet at about one in 23 million. Parent also won $1 million back in 2008.
He said Thursday that gambling is one of his favorite pastimes along with walking, hunting and fishing, and he intends to keep playing. He also plans to build a new home. In Parent’s words: “It won’t be a castle, but it will be in the modern style.”
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