Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Crooked Politicians Just
Keep on Keepin' on

Trump withdraws US from Iran nuclear deal   CNN - May 8, 2018
The US State Department issued a security warning for American citizens on Tuesday, urging them to consider carefully when traveling to the Golan Heights until the situation stabilizes. The State Department employees must also seek permission before traveling to the Golan Heights, situated in northern Israel, right next to Syria. Israel opened up bomb shelters in the Golan Heights on Tuesday evening after the defense forces said irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria was detected. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is also on high alert in the area, and defense systems have been deployed.

In an effort to dissuade immigrants from crossing the Mexican border Atty. General Jeff Sessions' was heard to say in his southern drawl: "Under the Trump administration's new 'zero tolerance' policy, everyone who crosses the border illegally will be charged with a crime and parents are more likely to be separated from their children when detained." Read the story

Republicans to pick candidates in 3 key states three states that broadly supported President Trump in 2016 in a battle to control Senate The political world will be watching West Virginia to see if Don Blankenship -- the ex-convict coal baron whose late surge has Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's allies fretting that he could spoil the party's chances of unseating Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin there this fall -- defeats Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Rep. Evan Jenkins.

New York Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman, who positioned himself as an advocate for women's issues and an antagonist to Trump's policies, said he would resign hours after four women accused him of physical violence in a New Yorker article.

It's hard to find anyone with a CIA pedigree who speaks ill of President Trump's nominee, Gina Haspel, to lead the agency. On Wednesday, the career intelligence operative who would become the first woman to lead the CIA, will have to persuade the U.S. Senate to confirm her nomination despite the fact that her career is shrouded in secrecy. Read the story ...

Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North, a central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal, is poised to become the next president of the National Rifle Assn.

Oliver North and the Creation of Donald Trump   NY Magazine - May 8, 2018

The NRA's New President is the Most Famous Arms Trafficker in American History May 8, 2018

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost is a poem by John Milton that concerns the biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan, and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden the fertile land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Eden is referred to as Paradise. This region was home to the Sumerians and their gods the Anunnaki who created our biogenetic experiment. It is all coming full circle.

Hawaii is often referred to as Paradise. As the human experiment comes to closure ... we find upheaval in Paradise ... toxic sulfur gas, fires, displacement, and more to come as the Pacific Plate continues to crack creating earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and potential tsunamis. As with California too many people seem surprised by unfolding events.

Hawaii volcano eruption leaves residents wondering about fate of homes   CNN - May 8, 2018

People have tried to stop lava from flowing. This is why they failed   CNN - May 8, 2018

5 earthquakes rumble California   CNN - May 8, 2018

Shaking felt across Southern California as magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near town of Cabazon   Accuweather - May 8, 2018

From Paradise Lost to

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Pope Rihanna I

Six foot wings, a proposal and more moments from the 2018 Met Gala  
CNN - May 8, 2018

Straight or gay - if you enjoy fashion with a theme - often bordering into costume design - you would have loved Monday night's Met Gala. The clothes, the crowns, the bags, the shoes, the make-up and of course the poses from A list performers, some of them men. With the 2018 Theme "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" everyone seemed divinely inspired as they slowly posed while walking up the steps to the Met in style. It's all in the attitude. I've been there.

May 8-19, 2018

71st Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival rings in the changes   BBC - May 8, 2018

Founded in 1946 the Cannes Film Festival previews new films
of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world.

US Teacher Appreciation Week in the News

May 8, 2018

My daughter Tracy and her class made the news in a Rubik's Cube Competition

Professional speedcuber breaks world record on Rubik's cube  
PhysOrg - May 7, 2018

National Teacher Appreciation Day
is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May.

As a former teacher I salute the effort you made with your students this year.
Today we deal with many challenges in the classroom. Stay safe and continue to care.

We are all students and teachers forever on a quest for answers
From the simple things in our lives to those that challenge humanity.