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Day 245

1/ Writing through an intermediary, Paul Manafort offered to give private briefings to a Russian billionaire during the 2016 campaign. Oleg Deripaska is an aluminum magnate and former business associate of Manafort's with close ties to the Kremlin. It is unclear if Deripaska received or acted on the offer. (Washington Post)

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

Wow. So literally the US and Syria are the only two countries not apart of the Paris Accord…SMH.

Thankfully, we have some lawmakers with a conscious at the state level with the US Climate Alliance & the coalition of “Climate Mayors”.

With apologies if in wrong place or already known.

Trump Moves to Widen U.S. Sanctions on North Korea

New York Times

I think Spicer’s notebook was a big story today, too:

His reaction to Mike Allen asking him about it also rather suspicious. (Escalating that quickly sure makes it sound like there’s stuff in those notebooks he’s not keen to have to comment on / defend.)


“Rocket Man” has called Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. DOTARD”, in response to his UN speech.

YES, DOTARD IS ACTUALLY A WORD. The word meant “imbecile” when it was first used in the 14th century. (Thank you to Merrian-Webster.)
Official Definition: a person in his or her dotage. Dotage is a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness.

Also from the Washington Post article:

“I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue. Whatever Trump might have expected, he will face results beyond his expectation,” Kim said, saying that he would “tame” Trump “with fire.”


@mouseam I can’t like this enough! :joy::joy::joy:

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Thought the original Korean sounded pretty old-timey-quirky too lol


:open_mouth: I just realized that is probably where calling someone “dotty” comes from.

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