Tuesday, January 24, 2017

And So It Begins



For those millions of Canadians who chafed under the information embargo by Stephen Trump, this will be all too familiar:
Donald Trump wants to be known as the president who tweets, but his administration is prohibiting government researchers from sharing their findings with the Americans who pay for their work.

The president signed executive orders Tuesday that cut off all new contracts and grants for the Environmental Protection Agency — and he also banned the agency’s employees from providing updates on social media or to journalists, the Associated Press reported.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture sent an email Monday morning, which was obtained by BuzzFeed News, prohibiting its employees from communicating with the public about their taxpayer-funded work.

Those “public-facing documents” include news releases, photos, fact sheets, news feeds and social media content, said Sharon Drumm, chief of staff of the Agricultural Research Service.

The U.S. Department of the Interior reportedly ordered employees to stop posting messages on government Twitter accounts after the National Park Service a post comparing the size of Trump’s inauguration with President Barack Obama’s in 2009.
Dark, dark days ahead, my friends. Very dark days.

4 comments:

  1. .. welcome to the Trump nightmare ..
    Oh.. did I mention Steve Bannon ?
    Its 'Rapture' thinking or ideology
    but what did we expect from such a thug
    Everything he's touched & tainted
    gets torched.. rips off, deceives

    The Ugly American is insane

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    1. It may be a nightmare for the rest of the world, but will be well-received by Trump's true believers, Salamander. I read an interesting piece the other day that explains much:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-supporters-are-inoculated-against-the-truth/2016/03/01/08c6a12c-dff1-11e5-846c-10191d1fc4ec_story.html?utm_term=.274ea4f89ce1

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  2. .. yes, excellent article..

    Along with research on whether nightmares are contagious
    I sm seeking assistance with this new development..
    Speaking in Calgary, Justin Trudeau made this claim..
    'the principal job of the Prime Minister
    is ensuring resources get to market'

    Sounds more like a vestige of
    a conversation he had with Donald Trump..
    presumably Christy Clark has the same view for Premiers

    Its the 'Paramountcy' of profit per Stephen Harper
    The peoples, culture, environment, well being, security, education
    be damned.. strip the resources & get them to Asia, the USA etc
    and let nobody get in the way..

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    1. I am wondering, Salamander, how long it will take for Trudeau's true believers to notice the patina of his halo is growing increasingly tarnished.

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