Tuesday, April 25, 2017

71-2017/4/2 -Let's Sum Up the Last 100 Days - Looking At Last Tarot Reading -Doing Summary Reading -4/21/17

In our last Tarot Reading of January 27,  2017, regarding  President Trump we began with the Ace of Spades, which kind of gave us a clue as to how he would present himself to the Nation as well as the World during the first 100 days.  


The main quality that was projected from the reading was that he would use a tremendous amount of force — that could go either way, either to bring about mercy and justice or severity and pain; i.e. violence, murder, sudden death, obstacles foolishness and hindrances while the "force" would bring about great passion intense enmity, fury and vehemence with the crown bringing a greater significance than is usual-with disaster, great prosperity or great misery, alliances broken off through imprudence-this type of force brings about a war-like reaction world-wide aggression, stirring up of hatred, bigotry and fear.

Have we seen any of the above occur in the past 100 days? 
YES! From alliances broken through imprudence; the trust of the American people is wavering,  bigotry with both the Mexican, Muslin and the Media as well as the Democrats has been at an all-time high.  People surrounding him all aligning themselves with the Russians, broken alliances with other countries who do not want him to visit them.  Dropping MOAB Bombs while sending in 59 Missiles that didn't hit anything (possibly because he and Putin tried to take the heat off all the investigations going on by the FBI and CIA), other countries intelligent agencies have found that Trump's people have been meeting and calling the Russians as far back as 2015, that Wikileaks was and is responsible for the interference in the 2016 Election - that Putin assembled a Think Tank and put together a plot to interfere and destroy the chances of the Democratic Candidate for President with many of Tump's so-called advisors acting under Putin's orders .

The Star


Then the STAR appeared as crossing the path of the new President.  The Star represents women and women's rights that we're being severely reversed and their powerful response with the marching on Washington the day after Trump's inauguration.  The continued rallying by women in just about every state in the union to quote what was said in the last Tarot Reading ..."It will be women who will stand up and with Faith, Hope and Charity will be the guardian light that will lead us out of the darkness that overshadows and even threatens to eclipse the light that is America.  That Mother Liberty stands in the North in the Ancient City of New York, a Mother who claims all immigrants and calls to them to come to her — the great spirit of Liberty activates the Flame of Liberty (Pink Ray 3) and sends it out in all directions into the Air, the Water, the Fire and the Earth.
Faith, is the Achaii of Archangel Michael (Blue Ray 1), she stands in the West at Banff in the high mountains of Canada; while Hope the Archaii of Archangel Gabriel (Yellow Ray 2) stands at the Tetons in Wyoming in the Plains and sends her light in all directions while the Achaii Charity, the Complement of Archangel Chamuel (Pink Ray 3) stands in the South between Florida and Mexico all Archangels working directly with women in the USA as well as all over the world; while Portia, Goddess of Justice stands with the God of Freedom, her Complement St. Germain (violet Ray 7) and with the God of Government, El Morya (Blue Ray 1) in Washington, D. C.  We, the children of light stand in the Light of the Christ and send that light over Washington, D .C. into the White House, the Senate, the Capital, the Supreme Court, the Congress, so that Liberty, Justice, Freedom will prevail in every political arena of our country and  every country throughout the world". 

Speaking of Removing our Freedoms - don't forget the "town halls" that are cropping up every where around the country with both Democrats and Republicans demanding justice and challenging their representative on health care, tax reform, revealing Trump's taxes — we mentioned making the calls to your Congressmen and Senators and you did and the result turned things around so that much of what Trump wanted to shove down the Americans throats was stopped i.e. Healthcare, Women's Rights, Immigration held up, Taxes put aside for now.

The challenge for the American people was and is that we must try and control and bring this President into balance.  He's challenged Syria, now he's on the war path with North Korea, another unstable nut-case who has his finger on the missiles and just can't wait to send one over to the United States.  Today China announced that their pilots are on alert and ready to strike if North Korea acts out against Trump.  China also asked Trump to "PLEASE STOP TWEETING" before we have a full blown World War III!

The King of Pentacles Passing Away
 This would represent Trump Around Two Months Prior to Election 
Next we saw the "King of Pentacles" show up — this card represents Trump as is and was -  and that he is a rich man especially in real estate but he's also a very stubborn man unwilling to give up once he's made a decision and he'll never apologize nor admit that he's wrong — he's cold , arrogant and makes no effort to understand ideas beyond his scope.  He may appear stupid and inclined to be resentful if he's criticized.  He can either be a good family man and/or have some ugliness, perversity, corruption and peril follows him everywhere.  He can either establish or destroy the "State of the Union" during his reign. 


The High Priestess -Two -Three Months Ahead

We saw the High Priestess show up next  indicating that "something's rotten in Denmark"; and something is definitely hidden from the public; either motive or action taken in secret.  The High Priestess is here to indicate that within the next two (2)  to three (3) months much will be revealed that has been hidden and must come into the open.
Have you been paying attention?  Almost every day some new revelation comes forth always about Trump, his cronies, all money-men, all associated in some way with Russia;  one or more even making a visit to Russia during his campaign and Flynn and Trump's Son-in-Law meeting with a Russian Agent - Why is his Son-in-Law still in the office, privy to national secrets? Like Pluto who's retrograde along with Venus, Mercury and the North Node will really stir up even more secrets — as was predicted in the first Tarot Reading, Trump and his cohorts have been at this secret plotting and planning long before his campaign — they're all pro-Putin, all pro-communism; all authoritarian and interested in self; but NOT INTERESTED IN MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!  


The Fool -Overhead - 4-6 Months

The Fool shows Trump as exactly how he portrays himself, the buffoon, the trickster, playing a part, while wheeling and dealing behind the scenes  both in business as well as with many of our enemies— not only has he not exposed his Taxes to the American people; but he is still "doing business as usual" and with the Russians - how many are living in Trump Tower?  What about Cyprus and the money laundering and his name cropping up with that of his cabinet member, Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, who was president of the very bank that is doing undercover money-laundering for the Russians.  Uranus sits over his head and there will definitely be sudden, quick, impact coming from a completely strange  quarter (Please God, not from North Korea).  He also acts under this Uranian influence by doing unexpected, unplanned or challenging influences. Impulses lead to major problems.  He has many choices coming towards him and must act with great care - remember, in the last reading - it will be his actions that can lead to drastic consequences and even his own death. Yet, he tends to be thoughtless, lacking in color, carelessness in promises, making one feel insecure, confused and off kilter — (ARE YOU FEELING ANY OF THESE TREMORS AS YET?)


The Ten of Pentacles - The Wish Card

The 10 of Pentacles was next - He got his wish — he already had the money — now he wanted the power.  He gained the seat of power of the Great Nations; and began at once to tear at the very foundations, the laws and regulations that placed a safety belt on our parks, our waterways, women's rights; building on and in our national treasures, removing all restrictions so that his billionaire buddies can build where ever they want. What about the Wall??  Are the Mexicans going to pay? Or are WE THE PEOPLE GOING TO PAY?  Does he really think he can close down the government if he doesn't get his way?
Now, back to his winning his seat of Power - was it  through the influence of Russia hacking into his opposition's emails?  Was it a commitment made to his Russian friend, behind the scenes? Or was it a conspiracy that was planned by all of those involved long before he even thought of becoming President???  Will he be leading our country and its people into ultimate folly or ultimate wisdom?  Does he play the role of Fool to keep everyone guessing?  Did he bomb Turkey to take the heat of himself and Putin while killing some of ISIS rebels?  Did he and Putin decide to do the bombing to take the heat off the investigation by our National Security office?  

Did Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson go to Russia to have secret discussions concerning the sanctions and other plots that haven't come to the surface as yet?  Was Putin posturing when our Secretary of State was kept waiting, just putting on a show, to make it look like they hadn't already planned the whole bombing scenario? If Trump and his cohorts are under investigation, why was Tillerson allowed to go into Russia?

It was also noted in the last Tarot Reading that a Plutocracy was being established as 90% of the people Trump has elected into the cabinet are billionaires.

Did everyone pay attention to the people Trump selected for his Cabinet positions?  Did you notice they are all Billionaires  as well as Putin lovers — here's how it goes!
The following reviews are quite long; but read what you want; but remember that this information is vital to the interest and future of these United States of America!
Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State
Chief Executive of Exxon - worked with Putin in Russia and received the Medal of Peace and Friendship from Putin


Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce


Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration’s new commerce secretary, presided over a deal with a Russian businessman with ties to Vladimir Putin while serving in his previous role as vice-chairman of the Bank of Cyprus.
The transaction raises questions about Ross’s tenure at the Cypriot bank and his ties to politically connected Russian oligarchs. It comes amid confirmation by the FBI that it is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow to influence the outcome of the presidential election. 
Ross, who had made billions of dollars years earlier by betting on bankrupt steel mills, was known for taking risky bets. But his decision to inject €400m into the bank with other investors encompassed a different kind of risk. It put him at the centre of the biggest financial institution in a country that was widely considered to be a tax haven for Russian oligarchs, even as the US and EU were imposing sanctions on Russia. In 2014, the year he made his investment, the US State Department considered Cyprus an area of “primary concern” for money laundering
according to its official assessment.
Ross was appointed vice-chairman at the bank after his investment in 2014, a post he shared with a deposit holder-turned-shareholder, Vladimir Strzhalkovsky, referred to in Russian media as a former KGB official and Putin ally. According to the bank’s annual reports, the two attended two board meetings together in 2014 and as many as five together in 2015 before Strzhalkovsky’s May 2015 resignation from the board. One of the questions that has been posed to Ross by Democratic senators is whether he ever had contact with Strzhalkovsky.


Secretary of the Treasury 
Steven Mnuchin,

Well the biggest reason for the disappointment among many is that Mnuchin comes straight from Goldman Sachs. And Donald Trump had promised that he was not going to do business as usual by continuing the revolving door between Wall Street and the Federal Government. Trump also made a big deal of how Hillary Clinton was paid by Goldman Sachs for speeches that she made. And he was also highly critical of Texas Senator Ted Cruz during the Republican primaries because Cruz’s wife works for Goldman Sachs.
So some say that this shows another campaign promise broken by Donald Trump like his one to prosecute Hillary Clinton immediately after taking office.
A little known fact about Mnuchin is that he is a budding Hollywood producer. He was one of the credited producers of the summer’s biggest hit, the comic book movie “Suicide Squad.” This has actually led to another problem that might uphold confirmation of his appointment.



Former Campaign Manager, Paul Manafort
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to "greatly benefit the Putin Government," The Associated Press has learned. The White House attempted to brush the report aside Wednesday, but it quickly raised fresh alarms in Congress about Russian links to Trump associates.
Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and former Soviet republics to benefit President Vladimir Putin's government, even as U.S.-Russia relations under Republican President George W. Bush grew worse.
Manafort pitched the plans to aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, a close Putin ally with whom Manafort eventually signed a $10 million annual contract beginning in 2006, according to interviews with several people familiar with payments to Manafort and business records obtained by the AP. Manafort and Deripaska maintained a business relationship until at least 2009, according to one person familiar with the work.
"We are now of the belief that this model can greatly benefit the Putin Government if employed at the correct levels with the appropriate commitment to success," Manafort wrote in the 2005 memo to Deripaska. The effort, Manafort wrote, "will be offering a great service that can re-focus, both internally and externally, the policies of the Putin government."


The disclosures come as Trump campaign advisers are the subject of an FBI probe and two congressional investigations, and they appear to guarantee that Manafort will be sought as a key witness in upcoming hearings. Investigators are reviewing whether the Trump campaign and its associates coordinated with Moscow to meddle in the 2016 campaign. Manafort has dismissed the investigations as politically motivated and misguided. The documents obtained by AP show Manafort's ties to Russia were closer than previously revealed.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called the disclosures "serious stuff" and more evidence that an independent congressional committee should investigate the Trump administration. "Other shoes will drop," he said.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a frequent Trump critic, said of Manafort: "Clearly, if he's getting millions of dollars from a billionaire close to Putin, to basically undermine democratic movements, that's something I'd want to know about. I doubt if Trump knew about it."
Democrats on the House intelligence committee said the new revelations will feature in their investigations.
The disclosure "undermines the groundless assertions that the administration has been making that there are no ties between President Trump and Russia. This is not a drip, drip, drip," said Rep. Jackie Speier of California. "This is now dam-breaking with water flushing out with all kinds of entanglements."


Chosen For National Security Advisor
General Michael T. Flynn
Flynn was fired by President Trump for misleading Vice President
Pence and others of his dealings with Russia.


Did intel collection on Russian targets ensnare Americans? 
WASHINGTON –  Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was paid more than $67,000 by Russian companies before the presidential election, according to documents released Thursday by a Democratic congressman.
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland asked the Trump administration to provide a comprehensive record of Flynn's contacts with foreign governments and interests.
Flynn accepted $33,750 from Russia's government-run television system for appearing at a Moscow event in December 2015 — a few months before Flynn began formally advising President Donald Trump's campaign — and thousands more in expenses covered by the network and in speech fees from other Russian firms, according to the documents.
Flynn's financial relationship with the RT (Russian Television) network may violate a constitutional provision against gifts from foreign governments, said Cummings, who released documents obtained during the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's inquiry into Flynn's activities before Trump appointed him to become national security adviser.
In addition to the record of Flynn's foreign contacts, Cummings, the senior Democrat on the committee, also asked the Defense Department to compel Flynn to pay the money he received to the U.S. government.
"I am writing to request information about whether Gen. Flynn fully disclosed— as part of the security clearance and vetting process for his return to government— his communications with Russian agents, Turkish agents and other foreign agents, as well as his payments from foreign sources," Cummings wrote. Last week, Flynn registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent whose lobbying work may have benefited the Turkish government. The lobbying occurred before Election Day from August to November, during the period when Flynn was Trump's campaign adviser.
Trump fired Flynn as national security adviser last month, saying the former U.S. Army lieutenant general misled Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials about his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. Flynn's ties to Russia have been scrutinized by the FBI and are part of House and Senate committee investigations into contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russians.
The newly-released files show that RT — designated by the U.S. intelligence community as a propaganda arm for Russia's government — also paid for luxury hotel stays and other expenses incurred by Flynn and his adult son, Michael Flynn Jr., during the Moscow trip.
Flynn, who was fired in August 2014 as chief of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the climax of the televised RT gala.
Cummings said Flynn's acceptance of payments from RT violated the emoluments provision of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits retired military officers from accepting gifts from foreign powers. RT identifies itself as an independent news network, but a report by U.S. intelligence agencies made public in January said RT has long been considered by the U.S. government a Russian propaganda arm.
In letters sent to Trump, Defense Secretary James Mattis and FBI Director James Comey, Cummings said Flynn "violated the Constitution by accepting tens of thousands of dollars from an agent of a global adversary that attacked our democracy." Cummings was referring to the intelligence agencies' conclusion that Russia instigated cyber-hacking of Democratic party officials and organizations in the months before the presidential election.
The Defense Department has said retired military officers are covered by the emoluments clause because they could be recalled to military service. The department has also noted that the prohibition on accepting foreign gifts includes commercial groups controlled by foreign governments or others "considered instruments of the foreign government."

Former Advisor to President Trump,
Steve Bannon
Was having serious conflict with Trump's
Son-In-Law and was let go.



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The ADL's chief executive, Jonathan Greenblatt, described Mr Bannon as "a man who presided over the premier website of the 'alt-right' - a loose-knit group of white nationalists and unabashed anti-Semites and racists". 
Mr Trump had said Mr Bannon would work "as equal partners" with Mr Priebus, his newly-appointed chief of staff, but the former has been largely sidelined in recent weeks. 
The president told the New York Post: "I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late."
US media have reported Mr Bannon appears to be in the midst of a power struggle with Mr Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. 
Mr Trump recently removed Mr Bannon from his elevated role on the crucial National Security Committee.
His (Trump's) recent remarks on China, Nato and Wall Street also underscore a marked shift from the populist, nationalistic policies that Mr Bannon has pushed at the White House. 
The about-face signals Mr Bannon could be on his way out as Mr Trump moves toward a more traditional Republican presidency.


Roger Stone, 

He's also know as a trickster, has manipulated many elections along with Donald Trump
But Roger Stone cannot stop smearing. Smearing is more or less breathing to him. Nor would he take much offense at being called a smear artist, or as Cruz called him when Trump publicized the National Enquirer story about Cruz's alleged extramarital affairs, "[Donald] Trump's henchman and dirty trickster."
Stone's response?
“Look, I'm a brand name when it comes to dirty tricks,” Stone said. “He called me a henchman, and I don't really object to that, but henchmen get paid, and I have been paid nothing by Trump.”
Technically, Trump did fire Stone from his campaign last August, or at least he said he did. In the battle between the two egomaniacal friends, Trump's complaint had nothing to do with how dirty Stone plays, it was the fact that he claims too much credit when things go well.
On the payroll or not, Stone’s tight relationship with the presumptive Republican nominee spans almost four decades and a whole lot of dirty dealing. He met Trump in 1979, while working as an aide for Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign. The pair were introduced through Roy Cohn, the legendary lawyer (for Trump's father, among others), McCarthy sidekick and political fixer—a Democrat who took interest in Reagan’s campaign and acted as a mentor to Stone.

According to journalist Marc Ames, a longtime Stone-watcher, the mainstays of the Trump-Stone alliance are three:
  1. Roger Stone’s dirty tricks specialty is manipulating vote fractures, and weaponizing anti-establishment politics to serve the electoral needs of mainstream Republican candidates.
  2. Roger Stone and Donald Trump have been working together since the mid-1980s, mostly on sleazy campaigns to help Trump’s casino business, but also in politics.
  3. Roger Stone and Donald Trump worked together in at least two major “black bag” operations manipulating anti-establishment politics to help the mainstream Republican presidential candidate.
Sure sounds like the blueprint of the Trump campaign so far






Jeff Sessions’s denials of contact with Russians 

are falling

 apart quickly 

 








Sessions spoke twice with Russian ambassador during Trump's presidential campaign

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Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice in 2016 with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, but did not mention this during his confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general. Sessions was asked about possible contacts between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government. (Victoria Walker/The Washington Post)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions's spokeswoman released a statement late Wednesday after The Washington Post reported Sessions had spoken twice with Russia's ambassador last year — contacts he failed to disclose in his confirmation hearings.
“I never met with any Russian officials to discuss the issues of the campaign,” Sessions said. “I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.”

This is a remarkably misleading non-denial denial. Sessions, in the course of three sentences, manufactures a straw man, props him up and then knocks him down. He is denying a report that doesn't exist.
The fact is The Post never reported that Sessions and the Russian ambassador discussed “issues of the campaign.” The report was that he met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, period — apparently despite the Trump campaign's repeated denials of contact with Russian officials and despite Sessions's own apparent denials during his confirmation hearings.
It's a statement that suggests Sessions is on his heels and needs to obfuscate. But just how much trouble is he in?
Democrats quickly accused him of lying to Congress, which would constitute perjury given he was under oath. And some are calling for him to resign.

Sessions ‘unable to comment' on Trump intelligence briefing reports

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Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) questioned attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) about news that intelligence officials briefed President-elect Trump on unconfirmed reports that Russia has compromising information on Trump. (Senate Judiciary Committee)
A parsing of Sessions's statements in his confirmation hearings suggests the most charitable conclusion is that he misunderstood the question he was being asked about contact with Russia and offered too broad a denial. The more apparent conclusion is that Sessions's denials are falling apart.
Here's the exchange with Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) (who said in a statement Wednesday night that Sessions's comments were “at best, misleading"):
FRANKEN: Okay. CNN has just published a story, and I'm telling you this about a news story that's just been published. I'm not expecting you to know whether or not it's true or not. But CNN just published a story alleging that the intelligence community provided documents to the president-elect last week that included information that, quote, “Russian operatives claimed to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump.” These documents also allegedly say, quote, “There was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump's surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government.”
Now, again, I'm telling you this as it's coming out, so you know. But if it's true, it's obviously extremely serious and if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do
Scott Pruitt, New Head of EPA
Why Pruitt? He has filed 14 Lawsuits against the EPA
For the Energy Companies
 

  









Trump's Transition: Who is Scott Pruitt?

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President-elect Donald Trump is nominating Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Here's what you need to know about him. (Video: Sarah Parnass, Osman Malik, Danielle Kunitz, Deirdra O'Regan, Adriana Usero/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday nominated Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas-intensive state of Oklahoma, to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a move signaling an assault on President Obama’s climate change and environmental legacy.
Pruitt has spent much of his energy as attorney general fighting the very agency he is being nominated to lead. If you look at Carson and Perry - they also had negative attitudes towards housing and the Department of Energy???
He is the third of Trump’s nominees who have key philosophical differences with the missions of the agencies they have been tapped to run. Ben Carson, named to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, has expressed a deep aversion to the social safety net programs and fair housing initiatives that have been central to that agency’s activities. Betsy DeVos, named education secretary, has a passion for private school vouchers that critics say undercut the public school systems at the core of the government’s mission.
Trump’s transition team announced the nomination in a news release Thursday, calling Pruitt “an expert in Constitutional law” and saying he “brings a deep understanding of the impact of regulations on both the environment and the economy.”
“For too long, the Environmental Protection Agency has spent taxpayer dollars on an out-of-control anti-energy agenda that has destroyed millions of jobs, while also undermining our incredible farmers and many other businesses and industries at every turn,” the release quoted Trump as saying. He said Pruitt “will reverse this trend and restore the EPA’s essential mission of keeping our air and our water clean and safe.” Trump added, “My administration “strongly believes in environmental protection, and Scott Pruitt will be a powerful advocate for that mission while promoting jobs, safety and opportunity.”
Pruitt was quoted as saying: “The American people are tired of seeing billions of dollars drained from our economy due to unnecessary EPA regulations, and I intend to run this agency in a way that fosters both responsible protection of the environment and freedom for American businesses.” 

Please NOTE:  He mentioned the "freedom for American Businesses" this is the key word, for it will be these so-called businesses that will be dumping fuel coal into the rivers again and releasing tanning fish oils into the rivers; smog into the air, and continued fracking with chemical-induced waters deep into the earth - not to mention the opportunity to now build on our protected land such as at the National parks and endangered species locations - all because they are looking at the almighty dollar - their God!...MF
Pruitt, who has written that the debate on climate change is “far from settled,” joined a coalition of state attorneys general in suing over the agency’s Clean Power Plan, the principal Obama-era policy aimed at reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector. He has also sued, with fellow state attorneys general, over the EPA’s recently announced regulations seeking to curtail the emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, from the oil and gas sector.
On his Linked In page, Pruitt boasts of being “a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda.”
After he was elected attorney general in 2010, Pruitt established a “Federalism Unit” to “more effectively combat unwarranted regulation and systematic overreach by federal agencies, boards and offices,” according to his online biography
An ally of the energy industry, Pruitt, along with Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, came to the defense of ExxonMobil when it fell under investigation by attorneys general from more liberal states seeking information about whether the oil giant failed to disclose material information about climate change.
“We do not doubt the sincerity of the beliefs of our fellow attorneys general about climate change and the role human activity plays in it,” they wrote at the conservative publication National Review. “But we call upon them to press those beliefs through debate, not through governmental intimidation of those who disagree with them.”
Environmental groups reacted with alarm Wednesday at the nomination. And New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman vowed to “use the full power” of his office to wage a legal battle to “compel” enforcement of environmental laws under Trump.
"Scott Pruitt is the last man who should be head of the EPA when for the past number of years he's built his career by undermining EPA's mission of environmental political protection..." said Fred Krupp president of the Environmental Defense Fund....MF
Scott Pruitt has a record of attacking the environmental protections that EPA is charged with enforcing. He has built his political career by trying to undermine EPA’s mission of environmental protection,” said Fred Krupp,  president of the Environmental Defense Fund. “Our country needs — and deserves — an EPA administrator who is guided by science, who respects America’s environmental laws, and who values protecting the health and safety of all Americans ahead of the lobbying agenda of special interests.”
Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, said that “over the past five years, Pruitt has used his position as Oklahoma’s top prosecutor to sue the EPA in a series of attempts to deny Americans the benefits of reducing mercury, arsenic, and other toxins from the air we breathe; cutting smog that can cause asthma attacks; and protecting our wetlands and streams.”





                                   Former Governor Rick Perry, Texas
















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For many of our letter writers, the news about President-elect Donald Trump’s transition has done little to lighten their mood even the slightest bit — until Rick Perry was picked earlier this week as the next U.S. Energy Secretary. 
The announcement Tuesday that former Texas Gov. Perry — who famously blanked during a 2011 Republican presidential debate when he tried to identify the Department of Energy as one of three federal agencies he would eliminate — would take charge of the body that builds and maintains nuclear weapons prompted readers to take a break from their doom-and-gloom pronouncements over Trump’s cabinet picks. 
Here are some nuggets of biting humor from our letter writers. 
George Paulikas of Palos Verdes Estates detects the hand of the Kremlin at play in Perry’s appointment: 

Are you beginning to see a pattern here?  How many of these cabinet picks have had dealings with the Russians and/or working closely with the banking and energy companies - question, does anyone truly believe that these and many more appointees are really going to help the "common man?" and make America Great Again??
I have prepared a  tarot for the next Six months to over a year, just to see what else is brewing and how the American public is responding  - look for it this coming week before the end of April along with Lesson Four on the Heart Chakra.
End of Review - 4/25/17




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