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TRUMP AS MASTER CHESSMAN
Hi again, from the shores of the Salish Sea. We make maybe too much fun of America’s president so to balance the scales ~ and the coverage ~ we also need to admit that while we are not Trump people, there is another way of looking at how he is behaving.
When he was running for office, he told his various prospective constituencies that he’d do things for them. In campaign language, “do” equals “try my gosh darned to do.” He gave it the old Trump U try on Immigration and got told, “Nope” by other “powers that are.” So he went like, “Okay. I tried. Time to move on to the next promise.”
Next was replacing the Affordable Care Act. We know how that worked out for him. And NAFTA after that. If this pattern continues, he might just emerge as “the Great Compromiser”. It would certainly be consistent with my idea of consensus building and it would not be inconsistent with his professional business style.
If it is true that our species ~ like all the others on this planet ~ is continuing to evolve, it stands to reason so are our social institutions. According to Sir Charles Darwin, survival belongs to the most adaptable.
I do not approve of Mr. Trump as a human being and he could not buy a place at my table. But if it turns out that he can do the job for which he campaigned and won, I will not oppose him just because he is a Republican and also very rude.
And on that note, then, folks? Have a great week, gang, and thanks for the ear.
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THE PAST WEEK’S HEADLINE NEWS AT A GLANCE
AROUND THE WORLD
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India Court Upholds 2012 Delhi Gang Rapists’ Death Penalty
Vatican, Myanmar Officially Establish Diplomatic Ties
Christians In Africa – Pope Francis’ May Prayer Intention
Coal Mine Blast In Iran Kills At Least 23 And Traps Dozens
Bishops To Peoples Of Middle East: You Are Not Forgotten
Brexit: UK And EU At Odds Over Size Of ‘Divorce Bill’
A Biblical Path Uniting The Middle East
Prince Philip To Step Down From Carrying Out Royal Engagements
A Former Drug Dealer’s Tips For Youths In France’s Banlieues
After Metro Bombing, Russia Confronts New Terror Challenges
The Economic Plan For Putin’s Next Term Is Already Set
Putin Promises To Raise Chechnya’s Anti-Gay Crackdown With Law Enforcement
Alexei Navalny Is Now Russia’s Outlaw Presidential Candidate
Pope Francis: ‘The World Is At War,’ But Good Still Remains
Pope To Future Romanian Priests: Seminary Is Your ‘Gym’ For Ministry
Solanus Casey, Cardinal Van Thuan Among Those Advanced Toward Sainthood
Pope Urges Vatican Communications To Go Digital Amid Ongoing Reform
Pope Declares Ukrainian Church Leader ‘Venerable’
Canada Is 200 Million Tonnes Away From Meeting International Emissions Promise
‘It Is Going To Be A Blast’: Calgary Family Plans Cross-Country Road Trip To Celebrate Canada
1st Creep Catcher Case Reported In Manitoba, RCMP Say May 06
Homes Evacuated And Highways Closed As Flooding Hits B.C. Interior
Canadian Startup Reebee Taking Retail Flyers Into The Digital Age
Travellers Stranded In Jasper After Rock Slide And Avalanche
15 Killed By Storms And Flooding In South, Midwest
River Flooding Smashes Records From Over 100 Years Ago
Key To Improving Subway Service In New York? Modern Signals
CASCADIA (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia)
California Is About To Revolutionize Climate Policy…Again
Washington State Businesses Ready To Pay For 100% Clean Energy
Some Neighborhoods Losing Population, Despite Boom
BC’s Election Puts Focus On Threats To Salmon, Whales And Bears
Views: Seattle’s Sudden Turn Toward An Income Tax
Tweaking The Megafire Prevention Message
Venezuela Protesters Block City Streets
Venezuela Is Starving
Francis Prays For Victims Of The Ongoing Crisis In Venezuela
Mexico’s President Vows To Step Up Protections For Journalists
OCEANA & POLYNESIA
Eminem Sues New Zealand Governing Party Over Lose Yourself
Video: Sydney’s Wake-Up Swim. Pink Cap Included.
As Rising Seas Erode Shorelines, Tasmania Shows What Can Be Lost
Playboy Model Angers Maori With Nude Shoot On Sacred Mountain
Japan Sends Biggest Warship To Protect US Supply Vessel
North Korea Claims CIA Plot To Kill Kim Jong-Un
BUSINESS & TRADE
7 Stocks To Hold Forever – Buy Them, Forget About Them, And Never Sell Them.
TV Station Owners Rush To Seize On Relaxed F.C.C. Rules
Airbnb Settles Lawsuit With Its Hometown, San Francisco
The Best Countries To Be An Entrepreneur
CLIMATE CHANGE & THE WEATHER
Marchers Use President Trump’s 100th Day To Protest Climate Policies
Why This Muslim Woman Marched And Fights For Climate Justice
Must-See Photos From The People’s Climate March
‘They Treated Us Like Criminals’: U.S. Border Crossers Report Severe Reception
‘No Asylum Here’: Some Say U.S. Border Agents Rejected Them
ESPIONAGE, TERRIORISM & WAR
Who Guards Nuclear Plants From Attacks?
TRUMP & COMPANY
Trump’s ‘Very Friendly’ Talk With Duterte Stuns Aides And Critics Alike
Video: Guns, Ammo And Trump At N.R.A. Meeting
Trump Follows Instincts, Not Establishment, With Overtures To Kim And Duterte
Trump To Meet Pope Francis At The Vatican On May 24
As you see on the picture despite morning hours there are many people on the central streets of Lviv. Photo by Olya Bereza.
SPRING HOLIDAY SEASON IN UKRAINE
This time, I am coming to you from Lviv, West Ukraine. It is the season of holidays here starting on May 1, our Labour Day, and continuing to 9th of May, Victory Day, a commemoration of the end of the Second World War.
The national cheerful mood is underscored by ads for the annual Eurovision song contest to be held in Kiev in few days. Lviv is the western-most point on the European tourists’ route to Kiev to participate in the event. On the streets there is an interesting mix of nations: Japanese, Turkish, and German. You can hear Arabic “As-salāmu ʿalaykum”, Polish “Dziękuję” and, of course, English, representing quite a few Americans, too.
Ukrainians enjoy hosting Eurovision and this is one of the best qualities of the nation – to be very welcoming to foreigners. This video was prepared by one of the local channels to show greet the guests and tell more about country
I should also mention that the other major event that Ukrainians watched this past week was the WBA boxing match, Joshua vs. Klitschko, on the 29th of April for the title of Heavyweight Super Champion. Even though Klitschko lost ~ which could be the end of his career~ he did his best and this spectacular match did not left anyone in doubt of good professionalism of both boxers.
That’s all for this week, Mishka. Peace be upon you.
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Motorists Rescue Baby And Toddler After Car Overturns
True Value And Walmart To Drop Bee-Killing Pesticides
Spread Of Hate Crimes Has Lawmakers Seeking Harsher Penalties
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Someone may be rich and powerful, but without trusted friends they will never be happy. Someone else may be poor, but if they are surrounded by steadfast friends they are sure to be happy. Therefore, taking care of others is the best way to fulfill our own interests. We are social animals-we need to be warm-hearted and to look after others. And if we are to do that we need a strong sense of the oneness of humanity.
OUR SCIENCE SECTION, ABRIDGED
This is incredible. Canada And Europe Join Together For A Live Concert With The ISS
This is definitely worth reading. 50 Amazing Destinations That Might Soon Change Forever (Photos)
When I was growing up there, in the Siskiyous of Northern California, there were legends to this effect. Humans Lived In North America 130,000 Years Ago, Study Claims
Scientists Recover Ancient Hominid DNA From Cave Dirt
Native Plants To Attract Birds To Your Own Backyard
Cubesat: A Cubesat Is A Square-Shaped Miniature Satellite
Cassini’s Images From Inside Saturn’s Rings
Astronaut Jeremy Hansen Describes Living In A Cave To Prepare For Mars
One Day, A Machine Will Smell Whether You’re Sick
World’s Smallest ‘Cars’ Compete In A Race
Meet Sally, The Salad-Making Robot
THE GREEN BEAT
23 Environmental Rules Rolled Back In Trump’s First 100 Days
A Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Plastic Bags, Researchers Say
Turning Shipping Containers Into Farms
US EPA, Clean Energy Spared The Ax In $1.1 Trillion Budget Deal
When The Grand Canyon Transforms
The Side Of Palestine You Never See
The Nation That Hates To Be Late
HEALTH & LIFESTYLE
This Is What Cloves Can Do For Your Health And You Weren’t Aware About It!
How Much Coffee Is Actually Safe To Drink? A New Review
BEST OF THE NET
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15 Gorgeous Photos That You Won’t Be Able To Take Your Eyes Off Of
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MASHA & THE BEAR
KIKORIKKI ~ a truly fun way to experience science
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ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL
Ever since I saw The Lion King, I’ve had a “thang” for these African prairie dogs. So naturally, this was a total trip for me. All About Meerkats
This helps my fear of swimming in the ocean. Guys See Water Getting Violent And Suddenly Realize They’re Surrounded By Whales. And it’s about time. Hong Kong Bile Bear Campaigner Jill Robinson’s Story Told On Film
The New Threat to Wolves in and Around Yellowstone
Ancient Horse DNA Shows Scythian Warriors Were Adept Domesticators
Some Surprising Dog Breeds Have Ancient American Heritage
Empirical Evidence: Cats Love People
Elephant Just Gives Birth To Baby. Now Watch The Herd Welcome It Into The Family
Scotland Is Home To Miniature ‘Tigers’
ANIMAL RESCUES & REUNIONS
Happy Ending: 11 Ducklings Rescued From Storm Drain Unharmed
What An Incredible Rescue! These Firefighters Are Heroes
When She Saw A Baby Squirrel Struggling To Walk Straight, She Did The Greatest Thing Possible
FOLKS WE FOLLOW
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Merritt Scott (Rusty) Miller and Olya Bereza, editors.
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Olya, who was born in the Soviet Union, now lives in Ukraine and is fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian. She is a degreed psychologist with a background in international marketing and personnel management.
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