Bullet Points August 31, 2019

This is our regular Saturday feature in which we bring you bullet points of the top happenings of the last few days. Feel free to read the short summary. Following each is a link to a complete story expanding the short summary. Feel free to click on the link if you wish more detailed information.

  • Hurricane Dorian is dominating the U.S. news. And by Friday evening, Dorian had thankfully skipped Puerto Rico and set its sights on Florida. It appears that Dorian by the time it enters Florida will be a killer. By Friday mid-morning, most gasoline stations were out of gas, big box stores’ shelves were stripped of water and other hurricane necessities like batteries, flashlights, plywood, waterproof tarps and sandbags. As of this writing, forecasters have mapped three possible paths for Dorian two of which give a large part of Florida a possible escape from the most serious parts of the storm. For more details click this link: https://apnews.com/e923b7f405894d79a7112d8f47f4b4c1
  • In other hurricane news, the Trump Administration announced a couple of days ago the transfer of several hundred million Homeland Security dollars from disaster relief to funding of southern border security necessities. Democrats immediately took to print, internet, and airwaves to excoriate the President for deleting disaster relief funds as Dorian was set to pummel Puerto Rico. Of course the Island territory when hit would need many billions of dollars for relief. In spite of learning Dorian missed Puerto Rico altogether, Democrats ramped up their angry attacks, forgetting that such transfers of money within government agencies is common and that Obama transferred almost twice the amount as Trump in Homeland Security. For more details click this link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-administration-will-divert-disaster-relief-funds-to-us-mexico-border-enforcement-prompting-outcry-from-democrats/2019/08/27/ba20dd30-c903-11e9-be05-f76ac4ec618c_story.html
  • The stock market has soared under Trump’s deregulation, tax cuts, and increased jobs and low unemployment. Trump opponents have for a while been hoping to see a marked financial downturn to purposely initiate a recession! If that happens they are certain voters would blame Trump allowing them to send a Democrat to the White House in 2020. Financial “experts” point to a little-know “inversion” (that has not even happened) as a sign of certain recession. And, by the way, the stock market made immediate rebounds all week long as a result of “real” news and not fear and innuendo. For more details click this link: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/stock-market-today-yield-curve-inversion-triggers-recession-fears-2019-8-1028446749
  • Which story do we believe about the G7? If you watch CNN or MSNBC, you will see foreign policy experts tell the stories of how President Trump failed miserably in everything he did in interfacing and negotiating with our G7 partners. FOX News, The Wall Street Journal and other more conservative news outlets while not declaring any victories for President Trump reported on specific things that actually happened at the G7, one of which was an unexpected massive new trade deal with Japan. C-SPAN — a not very conservative news outlet — weighed in here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?463636-1/7-summit-closing-news-conference

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