So Ends “Made in America Week”

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It has been just another Friday in Trump’s America. During a week supposedly dedicated to jobs for Americans, the Trump organization applied for H2B visas for cooks, housekeepers, and servers.  Presumably there are no Americans whatsoever who qualify for these positions.

On Thursday, the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, said it wanted to hire 15 housekeepers for $10.33 an hour; 20 cooks for $13.34 an hour; and 35 servers for $11.88 an hour. The Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, was asking for six cooks to hire for $13.34 per hour. These requests are published in a database updated by the Department of Labor.

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Social media this week was peppered with photos of Trump goods with “made in” tags from everywhere but here.

Two rogue waves crashed on the National Mall Friday.  Anthony Scaramucci, allegedly a close Trump friend, was named Director of White House…

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Setting the Record Straight on the 17 Intel Agencies

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Just to keep the record straight, here are the 17 intel agencies that we have been hearing about since Hillary Clinton brought them up during one of the debates.

latimes.com

There’s more than the CIA and FBI: The 17 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community

Nina Agrawal

The U.S. intelligence community recently reaffirmed its conclusion that senior officials in Russia were behind hacks during the 2016 presidential campaign into the Democratic National Committee and emails belonging to associates of Hillary Clinton.

But what exactly is the “intelligence community?” It’s not just an amorphous term for all U.S. intelligence officials. It’s a veritable alphabet soup of 17 agencies and offices. The group includes agencies strictly focused on intelligence as well as the intelligence arms of other government agencies and of the military. Its total budget in 2015 was $66.8 billion.

Here are the 17 offices:

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The People’s Summit and Disability

Typical of Bernie Sanders and his crowd. Perhaps they think that accessibility is too pragmatic, or that it is “identity politics”. Next time- go with the Democrats. Join a disability caucus in your state Dem party.

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To the people I saw getting off the train at McCormick Place today:

You looked eager and energized and hopeful. I hope you have a great time at the event. Since The People’s Summit has decided not to bother implementing a system for providing access to disabled people and has informed me that I — and many other people, including 50% of Americans over age 70 — am being excluded from every single breakout group, I am not there. The People’s Summit wants to tell me this is about not having the resources to treat disabled people as equals, but that’s not true. It’s about how they chose to spend the resources they had. They chose not to build an access system into registration, which is how events like this successfully ensure access, and they chose how to spend money on access without even finding out what access was needed…

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