Cabbage News Network Week #26

Jul. 21st, 2017 01:48 pm
kmusser: (Londo)
[personal profile] kmusser
Monday 7/17
  • Sessions wants to expand asset forfeiture programs (source).
  • U.S. approves temp visas to help with labor shortage (source).
  • Court upholds FBI surveillance orders to telecoms (source).
  • Most executive positions in the Federal government still vacant (source).

Tuesday 7/18
  • House GOP proposes budget - note this is different than DJT's proposed budget, though vaguely similar in its priorities, also looks unlikely to pass in its current form (source).
  • House votes to roll back ozone standards (source).
  • New sanctions against Iran despite Iran abiding by nuclear deal, citing missile program and political prisoners (source).
  • U.S. considering sanctions against Venezuela (source).

Thursday 7/20
  • ExxonMobil fined for violating Russia sanctions (source).
  • Christopher Wray approved as FBI director (source).
  • Justice Dept reduces Harley-Davidson's penalties for emissions violations (source).

Friday 7/21


Legislative action this week
  • Legislation signed into law
  • Legislation awaiting DJT's signature
  • Legislation passed in the House, awaiting Senate

  • Legislation passed in the Senate, awaiting House


No map this week because I'm sick.

Cabbage News Network Week #25

Jul. 14th, 2017 07:17 am
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[personal profile] kmusser
Sunday 7/9
  • Trump Jr., Manafort, and Kushner met with Russian lawyer during the campaign (source).
  • DJT suggests a cyber security pact with Russia (source, and immediately backtracks).
  • Comey's memos contained classified information (source).

Tuesday 7/11
  • Trump Jr tweets out documentation of his attempted collusion with the Russians (source).
  • Senate staying in session an extra two weeks to work on health care repeal (source).
  • FDA to consider relaxing rules on reporting faulty medical equipment (source).

Thursday 7/13
  • Senate releases new version of health care bill, still doesn't have votes to pass it (source).
  • CBO reports that DJT's proposed budget wouldn't help the economy or reduce the deficit (source).
  • State Dept. demanding traveler data from all other nations, threatening travel bans against those that don't comply (source).
  • DeVos considering reversing Obama-era requirements for college/university sexual harassment policies (source).
  • Court weakens travel ban by expanding definition of "bona fide relationship" (source).
  • DJT spewing more nonsense about his wall (source).
  • Defense appropriations being debated (source).

Friday 7/14
  • Voter fraud commission doxes everyone that wrote in to the voter fraud commission source).


Legislative action this week
  • Legislation signed into law
  • Legislation awaiting DJT's signature
  • Legislation passed in the House, awaiting Senate

  • Legislation passed in the Senate, awaiting House

    Maps of the week
    • Larsen C ice shelf breaks off

In the wind

Jul. 12th, 2017 04:56 pm
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So, I just catch sight of my brother leaving as I arrived at the rehab center. The nurse comes in and says she just has 10 min. to get this permission to perform a ttransfusion on the schedule for tomorrow. I sign it and try to calll my brother. Voicemail. I get my sister who says, yes she needs it. I call my son who says he can get her there by the 8:00 kickoff time. My brother calls me back, having already talked to my sister.
Say what you will, this is getting us to talk more.

Getting it right

Jul. 10th, 2017 02:28 pm
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Recently we were trying to figure out what my mother would eat while she was in the hospital. I heard this buzz of everyone trying to work out what she'd want in the way of Pizza toppings.
The difficulty lies in how infrequently my mother will insist she likes something -- she normally just goes along with what others choose.
While they were waiting, I drove down to 7-11 and got her an actual hot dog. *I* remembered once we were on the road and both were hungry and as I stopped at McD's for some sort of elaborate burger, she wanted a hot dog.
She ate all of it -- a major turn around from the hospital's attempts to give her something she'd want to eat.
,,, and I remembered because it was unusual for her to make a personal selection.

I was thinking of scenes that had gone south in the past. Read more... )
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