The end of the week I Digest

The end of the week I Digest

The first week of 2018 was quite calm and measured and quiet. Without a doubt, it was in some other place, but not in the United States. Barely died down holidays, and life in the country is already in full swing at the same pace.

The scandals surrounding the ex-employees now working in the White house all the rage, stock index Dow Jones takes another record, the residents and visitors of the East coast escape from the «bomb cyclone». And this is just some of the events of the last days.

New year’s eve and greetings to the President

Of course, for many, the year began with his celebration. Someone saw him coming alone, some with family and friends, and someone went straight to times square to share the fun with a million strangers.

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New year’s eve for Donald trump and his family was held in the walls of the mansion of Mar-a-Lago, where a lavish party was invited by the rich and famous guests.

In his address to the nation, the President summed up the results of the outgoing year, was identified as the main achievements the creation of two million jobs, lower unemployment, stock market growth, reduced Federal regulation of business, the adoption of the tax reform, the fight against gang MS-13 and the «Islamic state» and the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme court.

In addition, trump has promised to build the wall between USA and Mexico, stop chain migration, ending the visa lottery, the military buildup and to reduce the tax burden on the income received since February.

Trump and Kim Jong-UN: one more button?

At the same time his colleague from North Korea – Kim Jong UN – addressed greeting speech of not only citizens, but also to the United States, threatening Washington «nuclear button» on his Desk.

Of course, trump wouldn’t be trump, not comment on it in his characteristic manner:

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018

«North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN has just said that «nuclear button is always on his Desk». Please, someone out of his the exhausted and starving mode, tell him that I, too, have a nuclear button, but she’s a lot bigger and stronger than him, and my button works!»

By the way, the «nuclear button» trump looks like this (it’s in the bag):

Former Chief Official White House photographer @PeteSouza»s post on Instagram tonight —>

— Nancy Chen (@NancyChenNews) January 3, 2018

Iran and Pakistan don’t like Twitter trump

Talk about what the President ought to be modest in social networks, are long overdue. This time the harsh statements of trump was not liked by the authorities of Pakistan and Iran.

First even called on the carpet of the US Ambassador in Pakistan David Hale, who had to explain to the Ministry of foreign Affairs, why trump wrote the following:

The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2018

«The United States has done some foolish things, giving Pakistan more than $ 33 billion of aid over the past 15 years, and they gave us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking that our leaders are fools. They give safe haven to terrorists, for which we’re hunting in Afghanistan, and little help. It will be no more!»

But the Iranian Minister of foreign Affairs Bahman Qassemi said that instead of writing «useless and offensive tweets» Trump need to pay attention to the «daily killings of dozens of people in clashes and shootings in various States in the U.S., and millions homeless and starving [people] in his own country».

The Minister was referring to the posts of trump, in which he accused Tehran of corruption and supports the Iranian citizens are massively opposed to the current government.

Iran, the Number One of State Sponsored Terror with numerous violations of Human Rights occurring on an hourly basis, has now closed down the Internet so that peaceful demonstrators cannot communicate. Not good!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2017

«Iran, the state is the number one sponsor of terrorism and hourly violates human rights, closed the Internet, so that peaceful demonstrators could not communicate. Not good!»

Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration. The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years. They are hungry for food & for freedom. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted. TIME FOR CHANGE!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2018

«Iran is failing on all levels, despite the terrible transaction made to them by the Obama administration. The great Iranian people were subjected to repression for many years. They are hungry for food and freedom. Along with human rights and plundered the wealth of Iran. Time for a change!»

The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their “pockets.” The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The U. S. is watching!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018

«Finally the people of Iran opposes the cruel and corrupt Iranian regime. All the money that President Obama so foolishly gave to them, got in terrorism and their «pockets». People have little food, more inflation and no human rights. USA is watching this!»

The dissolution of the Commission on fair elections

Not a single word proved to trump this week, but still. On Wednesday, he dismissed the Advisory Commission on fair elections (Commission on Fair Elections).

The decision of the President based on the fact that the Commission did not have information from many States to investigate fraud during the presidential elections. He also proposed to tighten the visa regime for foreign citizens with work visas H-1B.

Scandalous book talked about the secrets of the White house

And while trump spoke to someone and addressed to someone who was talking about him behind the scenes of the White house. The start of sales of the new book by journalist Michael Wolff, who in writing it took more than 200 interviews with administration and close people to it, caused great excitement.

This is not surprising. After all, the author of «Fire and fury: the White house trump» (the’Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump Whit House’) says that Steve Bannon has described the confidential meeting at trump tower Donald trump Jr. with a group of Russians as «treason», «unpatriotic and a bad act.»

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Another loud splash from wolf: Ivanka trump intends to run for President at the first opportunity.

In turn, Donald trump said that never spoke to a journalist in person, and called the wolf «a total loser», and his former Advisor – «a sissy».

Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018

«Michael wolf – a complete loser who make up stories to sell this in truth boring and untrue book. He used the wishy-washy Steve Bannon, who cried when he was fired and begged to get him back to work. Now almost every kicking pussy Steve like a dog. Very sorry!»

By Paul Manafort have filed a lawsuit against the Prosecutor in your case

Meanwhile, by Paul Manafort, who was also at the meeting in the trump tower and is accused of 12 counts in the case of Russia’s intervention in the us presidential race, grasp at any straw.

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Now the former head of the election campaign trump requires that the Federal court narrowed the powers of spectracolor Robert Mueller, who, in the opinion of Manafort, just exceeded them. What will happen next is difficult to predict, but to observe this very curious.

Google and Facebook joined the army of the supporters of net neutrality

The more interesting it becomes and the trial between the Federal communications Commission and its opponents. Yesterday in the ranks of the latter signed up Google and Facebook that advocate for the protection of net neutrality. Keep the Internet free and open requires also Amazon, Twitter, Microsoft and Netflix.

The legalization of marijuana in California

But the residents and guests of California felt the smell of freedom in the literal and figurative senses. However, this does not apply to the Internet. But from January they can legally smoke marijuana for recreational purposes.

But attorney General Jeff sessions has put an end to «the rule of Cole» by returning the attention of the courts to cases of trafficking in cannabis, which clearly does not have to taste major investors in this sector.

California – the state of refuge. Now officially

The day was marked for the «Golden state» not only the legalization of marijuana, but receiving official status of the state of refuge. Opponents of this law don’t miss the opportunity to sneer, placing road signs under the «Welcome to California» signs with a complementary inscription.

Ahhh #California is so proud! They are officially a #SanctuaryState

And this fun sign popped up 😂👇
Felons, Illegals, MS13 and Welcome!
Democrats Need The Votes!»@[email protected]#DefundCA#KatesWall#BuildTheWall

— Christine💋 (@USAloveGOD) January 2, 2018

The text on the lower plaque: «Official state of refuge. Criminals, illegal immigrants and MS-13, welcome! The Democrats need the votes!»


And the biggest news of the week: snow cyclone, aka «bomb cyclone», «bombogenesis». To prove that the winter is harsh, Jan decided bringing a snow storm in the East coast, and in the other – extreme cold and sometimes record low temperature.

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Disfavor the weather felt almost every resident and visitor to the country. Someone was standing in traffic, someone got into an accident because of poor visibility, someone could not fly due to the cancellation of more than 3,600 flights at airports in new Jersey and new York, someone went down on the snow-swept platform of the metro.

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Because of the «bomb cyclone» world’s largest passenger aircraft Airbus A380 had to make an emergency landing 80 miles from the airport. John Kennedy.

But the worst thing is that storm claimed at least nine lives in the States of new York, Virginia, North and South Carolina.

However, weather forecasters promise that with the beginning of a new week Blizzard will leave from the East coast, and their place is very cold. Yeah, probably have to wear another layer of clothing.

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Much more fortunate residents of the Midwest and northeast, because there will come zero temperature.

Dow Jones index hits record, dollar falls big chains closed outlets

And for a snack a little news filed under business. Events with a «plus»: DJIA set a new record, reaching a maximum value of 25,105.96 points, that is, increased for the day almost 0.5%.

And on the occasion of the approval of the tax reform, the leadership of JetBlue Airways decided to make each employee a bonus of $1,000. And this company is not the only one.

Events with the sign «minus»: in the first trading day of 2018, the dollar fell – it index hit a 3.5-month low in 91,751. On the same day the company Masu’s announced the closure of seven outlets and the reduction of five thousand employees, and Sears Holdings, which manages stores Sears and Kmart, has promised that this year will close more than a hundred of their points.