Tests can’t say if rat bait killed Lehua Island fish
- Barack Obama and Democrats tried to forestall completion of the Keystone Pipeline. The current Republican White House immediately approved the project. However, there was 210,000-gallon oil leak, just before regulators in Nebraska were to decide on whether to allow a major expansion of the system. HOWEVER, OFFICIALS SAY STATE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW PIPELINE SAFETY TO BE A FACTOR IN THEIR UPCOMING DECISION.
- Nicaragua signed the Paris Climate Change Agreement, leaving the United States and Syria as the only countries yet to support the accord. Syria and the USA!!! Oh, Syria also just indicated they too would sign, bringing the number of nations up to 197, leaving only the U.S. as the holdout.
- Earlier this Fall the USA quit the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). However, Republican presidents just don't like UNESCO, for Ronald Reagan previously quit in 1984, and we did not rejoin until 2002 (hey, that was Republican George W. Bush). While their politics have historically been the issue, there are programs like tsunami warning and the like that are crucial for some. I've been to some of their gatherings, and it is no secret that minor nations go out of their way to spite the U.S.
- Yesterday, the USA dropped out of the United Nations Global Compact on Migration, created by the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, unanimously adopted by all 193 members a year ago. Is this terrible? Well, if you're Donald Trump, it's about time, for our foreign birth numbers are growing oh too dangerously. Our foreign born population percentage averaged from around 14% from 1860 to 1920, dropped to 4.7% in 1970, and has returned to around 14% today. How many of you reading this posting would be U.S. citizens if your recent ancestors were not allowed into the country?