BrilliantDisguise

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  1. Fact Check: What Trump Got Wrong at His Rally Much seemed familiar on Saturday as President Trump held his first campaign rally as president — the hats, the chants, and even some of the misstatements and exaggerations made by Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump compared himself to Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, presidents who “fought with the media and called them out.” “We are here today to speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,” he said. But he then offered several misleading claims. Mr. Trump warned that refugees coming into the United States are not screened. “We’ve allowed thousands and thousands of people into our country. There was no way to vet those people. There was no documentation, there was no nothing.” Refugees are vetted, and it takes two years. Mr. Trump repeatedly made this inaccurate claim during the 2016 campaign, and it is still inaccurate. The country’s vetting system for refugees, which begins at the United Nations, is extensive. Applicants undergo several rounds of background and biometric checks — fingerprints and retina scans, for example — by multiple federal immigration and intelligence agencies. The system is not foolproof, and intelligence officials have raised concerns about gaps in data collection on people coming from conflict zones like Syria. Mr. Trump claimed that Americans are optimistic about the future. “Look at what’s happening in every poll when it comes to optimism in our country.” Some polls show optimism, others don’t. In the immediate aftermath of Mr. Trump’s election, the majority of voters expressed optimism about the next four years in severalrespected polls. But the results have varied in more recent months: 53 percent said they were optimistic in a Quinnipiac University poll, while 54 percent said they were pessimistic or uncertain in an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. According to Gallup’s weekly economic optimism poll, Americans are slightly less confident in the economy in February than they were in January. In other Gallup polls, Mr. Trump’s approval rating and Americans’ view of the country’s standing in the world are the lowest in decades. Mr. Trump extolled an increase in jobs. “Jobs are already starting to pour back in. They’re coming back in like you haven’t seen in a long time.” Data shows modest gains so far. The economy added 227,000 jobs in January 2017, a healthy but less than record increase, more likely attributable to the ending days of the Obama administration than the incoming president. And the unemployment rate “was little changed,” remaining at 4.8 percent for January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s 0.1 percent higher than it was the previous month. Mr. Trump alluded to high crime in Chicago and the country at large. “Look at what’s happening in Chicago — hundreds of shootings, hundreds of deaths. I’ll tell you what’s happening in Chicago, and many other places.” Crime is high in Chicago, but it has generally declined. Mr. Trump warned of soaring levels of crime during the 2016 election, ignoring data. Chicago did experience a surge in homicides last year, with more than 750 people murdered. The country’s third-largest city, along with three other urban areas, contributed to a jump in the national murder rate in 2016. But over all, both violent crime and property crime have fallen since the early 1990s. LINK: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/us/politics/fact-check-trump-florida-rally.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur
  2. Have a great time @Daisey Jeep and everyone else going! Tell Bruce hello from New Jersey!
  3. Can you see any other President acting this way? Any? I can't. Show some decorum Trump. You're representing our country. Also, Melania had to read the Lord's Prayer off a piece of paper. What was that act all about?
  4. Trump Vineyard Requests Visas For Still More Foreign Workers “America First” doesn’t apply to Trump wines. While President Donald Trump rails against immigrants and foreign workers taking away American jobs, the Trump Vineyard Estates has filed yet another request for visas for foreign farm workers at its Virginia winery. The application filed last week asks for H-2 worker visa for 23 laborers at $11.27 an hour from April through October this year. In December, Trump Vineyard Estates also filed an application with the Department of Labor seeking six visas that would allow the company to hire foreign workers for seasonal jobs. That paperwork was submitted just days after Trump urged an Indiana company not to ship American jobs to Mexico. Trump Winery, which the president’s son Eric Trump owns, would employ the workers, according to Buzzfeed, The winery’s website says it is a registered trade name of Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing LLC and is “not owned, managed or affiliated with Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their affiliates.” But the winery is located on the Trump Vineyard Estates LLC, which filed the visa request.Trump Vineyard Estates is listed as part of the real estate portfolio of the Trump Organization, according to its website. When Trump became president he said he would switch management of his companies to his sons but would maintain ownership. He revealed in a 2015 campaign financial disclosure filing that Trump Vineyard Estates had earned him $150,000 to $1.1 million, Politico reported at the time. He also boasted at a campaign event last year featuring bottles from the Trump Winery — which was reportedly transferred to Eric Trump in 2012 — that “I own it 100 percent — no mortgage, no debt.” Trump won approval in December to also hire 77 foreign workers at his Mar-a-Lago resort and Jupiter golf course through the H-2B visa program, according to a review of data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows conducted by Vocativ. CNN reported last summer that Trump companies have employed at least 1,256 foreign workers — most from Romania and South Africa — in the past 15 years. The companies applied to hire 263 foreign workers even after Trump launched his campaign in which he railed against the loss of U.S. jobs to foreign workers. LINK: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-vineyard-requests-visas-for-still-more-foreign-workers_us_58a7c90ee4b07602ad54f1e1?
  5. Some people use both!
  6. Looks more like the album cover than that.
  7. http://fatboystudio.com/shop/bruce-springsteen-born-in-the-u-s-a-shower-curtain-bathroom-home-decor/
  8. Oooh a BITUSA shower curtain!
  9. Wait...do you have a picture like this one too?!!!
  10. One of my favorite 'wet Bruce' pictures.