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Friday, June 2, 2017

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"Most all of my life experiences bring a story to my mind."

Forrest Caricofe

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YESTERDAY AND TODAY

**After posting my story of the day and publishing several videos, I mowed the yard until 

Ryan took over and then I finished with the hand mower where places I couldn't get to 

with the riding mower. After going to McDonald's for takeout, I returned to the house and

watered the flower beds and places in the yard where I've sown grass seed which is finally

beginning to grow.

**After I've finished my story of today, postcrossing and publishing at least 1 video I plan

to plant some bulbs I had forgotten about, plant a spring mix of perennials/annuals that I 

bought at General Dollar in a box for $2. If I have time and no driving duties, I also need to

spread some black mulch were it is needed in the flower beds out of the 2 bags that I have.

The weather calls for a high temperature of 76° and sunny skies. If the weather forecast is

correct and no rain, I need to water the flower beds again this evening.

I also need to publish and upload to YouTube more videos that I haven't published yet.

I also need to work on placing a subscribe button on blogger.com and check the subscribe

button on my YouTube videos. Either my videos are not liked well enough or my subscribe

button is not working properly because I still have only 6 subscribers?


HAVE SOMETHING ON MY MIND

**Almost every conversation I have with people brings a story to my mind. 

Yesterday I went to Ace Hardware in Orrville to get some things I needed. I purchased 

some doggie treats for the dog, the mistress of the house, WD-40 and some other things

that I don't remember right now. What I really needed was belt dressing for the belts on 

the riding lawn mower, but they didn't have it. I'll probably have to Advance Auto Parts,

Auto Zone or O'Reilys', all located in Orrville. One of the employees is a helpful and nice 

young man who is on the slim side with boundless energy. He's going to Wayne College,

I believe, which is located east of our house about 2 miles more or less on Smucker Road.

After I had gotten everything I needed I went to the cashier's counter to pay for the items 

that I had purchased, I was listening to the younger (I'll be 75 this coming October 27th) 

woman in front of me and I could detect that distinctive southern drawl that I know so very

well. She had a question only and when she left I paid for my purchases with my cash

builder credit card. As I went through the door I happen to see her again near where the 

potting soil, sand, fertilizer, mulch and the likes where stack. I said in a high voice "where 

were you born?" or something like that. She responded by saying that she was born in a 

state south of the Mason Dixon Line, like me, in Virginia. I won't tell you the state she was

born in because we southerners like our privacy. I will tell you that it was south of 

Virginia.

We talked for a minute more or less and as we both turned to go, I said "bye southern 

belle" and she said bye "southern gentleman."

How nice.


NEWS AND A COMMENT

*6:15 AM 6/2/2017 EDT. Michigan congressman who believes in climate change says 

God will 'take care of it.' Fox News - ‎May 31, 2017.‎

"Rep. Tim Walberg speaks as people stand in protest during a town hall meeting in 

Jackson, Mich. (AP). A Republican congressman from Michigan said at a town hall 

meeting on Friday that God will “take care” of climate change ...."

**Representive Walberg says about what I always say, "It's up to God."


*6:18 AM 6/2/2017 EDT. LeBron James: 'Got to figure out how to combat' Kevin Durant, 

Warriors. ESPN - ‎2 hours ago‎.

"OAKLAND, Calif. -- Following a sound 113-91 defeat at the hands of the Golden State 

Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, both Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue and 

forward LeBron James fed into the perception of the Warriors' invincibility."

**The winner of the NBA Championship needs to win 4 games out of 7. My prediction 

was the Cavaliers a winner in 6 games. If the Cavaliers don't stop Kevin Durant, it might 

be the Warriors in 4.


*6:11 AM 6/2/2017 EDT. World stocks set to end the week at all-time highs

Reuters - 1 hour ago.

**I somehow believe that the world has become very confidant in President Trump which

may, in part, be responsible for the all time high in world stocks?


*8:06 AM 6/2/2017 EDT. Ananya Vinay, 12, wins US spelling bee with 'marocain.'

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago.‎

"A 12-year-old girl from California has won the Scripps National Spelling Bee after a 

tense final in Washington. Ananya Vinay from Fresno correctly spelled the word marocain 

- a type of dress fabric - to defeat Rohan Rajeev, 14, from Oklahoma.

**I told you before that I was a good speller in grade school where the teacher gave you a 

list of words to practice/memorize before taking the test. 

The definition of marocain from www.dictionary.com/browse/marocain:

"A crepe fabric made of silk, wool, or rayon, or a combination of these fibers, and 

distinguished by a strong rib effect, used in the manufacture of dresses and women's suits; 

a heavy Canton crepe. Also called crepe marocain. ... 1920-25; < French (crêpe) marocain 

Moroccan (crepe)."

It would be impossible for me to compete with either Ananya Vinay, age 12 or Rohan 

Rajeev, age 14, or any of the other contestants.


*8:28 AM 6/2/2017 EDT. The Latest: African nations decry US pullout from Paris pact.

Washington Post - 15 minutes ago.

**I talked about this in my story (blog) of yesterday. 

"Brad Plumer, a climate reporter for The New York Times, explains the consequences of 

President Trump’s decision today that he will withdraw from the landmark global warming 

agreement. By BRAD PLUMER, A.J. CHAVAR and SUSAN JOAN ARCHER on Publish 

Date, June 1, 2017.  

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/climate/trump-paris-climate-agreement.html?

_r=0.

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Thursday that the United States would 

withdraw from the Paris climate accord, weakening efforts to combat global warming and 

embracing isolationist voices in his White House who argued that the agreement was a 

pernicious threat to the economy and American sovereignty.

In a speech from the Rose Garden, Mr. Trump said the landmark 2015 pact imposed wildly 

unfair environmental standards on American businesses and workers. He vowed to stand 

with the people of the United States against what he called a “draconian” international 

deal.

“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” the president said, 

drawing support from members of his Republican Party but widespread condemnation 

from political leaders, business executives and environmentalists around the globe.

Mr. Trump’s decision to abandon the agreement for environmental action signed by 195 

nations is a remarkable rebuke to heads of state, climate activists, corporate executives 

and members of the president’s own staff, who all failed to change his mind with an 

intense, last-minute lobbying blitz. The Paris agreement was intended to bind the world 

community into battling rising temperatures in concert, and the departure of the Earth’s 

second-largest polluter is a major blow.

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron Unite Behind Paris Accord. June 2.

In Rejecting Popular Paris Accord, Trump Bets on His Base. June 1.

Trump Hands the Chinese a Gift: The Chance for Global Leadership JUNE 1, 2017.

Mr. Trump said he wanted to negotiate a better deal for the United States, and the 

administration said he had placed calls to the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and 

Canada to personally explain his decision. A statement from the White House press 

secretary said the president “reassured the leaders that America remains committed to the 

trans-Atlantic alliance and to robust efforts to protect the environment.”

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services.

But within minutes of the president’s remarks, the leaders of France, Germany and Italy 

issued a joint statement saying that the Paris climate accord was “irreversible” and could 

not be renegotiated.

The decision was a victory for Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, and Scott 

Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, who spent months quietly 

making their case to the president about the dangers of the agreement. Inside the West 

Wing, the pair overcame intense opposition from other top aides, including Gary D. Cohn, 

the director of the National Economic Council, the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump, and 

his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson.

Ms. Trump, in particular, fought to make sure that her father heard from people supportive 

of the agreement, setting up calls and meetings with world leaders, corporate executives 

and others. But by Thursday, aides who pushed to remain part of the agreement were 

disconsolate, and it was Mr. Pruitt whom the president brought up for victory remarks at 

the Rose Garden event.

The president’s speech was his boldest and most sweeping assertion of an “America first” 

foreign policy doctrine since he assumed office four months ago. He vowed to turn the 

country’s empathy inward, rejecting financial assistance for pollution controls in 

developing nations in favor of providing help to American cities struggling to hire police 

officers.

“It would once have been unthinkable that an international agreement could prevent the 

United States from conducting its own domestic affairs,” Mr. Trump said.

In Mr. Trump’s view, the Paris accord represents an attack on the sovereignty of the United 

States and a threat to the ability of his administration to reshape the nation’s 

environmental laws in ways that benefit everyday Americans.

How Cities and States Reacted to Trump’s Decision to Exit the Paris Climate Deal.

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement drew immediate 

reaction from big-city mayors, governors and Congress members.

“At what point does America get demeaned? At what point do they start laughing at us as 

country?” Mr. Trump said. “We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at 

us anymore. And they won’t be.”

But business leaders like Elon Musk of Tesla, Jeffrey R. Immelt of General Electric and 

Lloyd C. Blankfein of Goldman Sachs said the decision would ultimately harm the 

economy by ceding the jobs of the future in clean energy and technology to overseas 

competitors.

Mr. Musk, who had agreed to be a member of a two business-related councils that Mr. 

Trump set up this year, wrote on Twitter that he would leave those panels.

“Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world,” he said.

Under the accord, the United States had pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 

28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 and commit up to $3 billion in aid for poorer 

countries by 2020.

By stepping away from the Paris agreement, the president made good on a campaign 

promise to “cancel” an agreement he repeatedly mocked at rallies. As president, he has 

moved rapidly to reverse Obama-era policies aimed at allowing the United States to meet 

its pollution-reduction targets as set under the agreement.

“We are getting out,” Mr. Trump said Thursday. “But we will start to negotiate, and we will 

see if we can make a deal that’s fair. And if we can, that’s great.”

President Trump railed against China, India and other international polluters at an address 

in which he announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.  

In his remarks, Mr. Trump listed sectors of the United States economy that would lose 

revenue and jobs if the country remained part of the accord, citing a study — vigorously 

disputed by environmental groups — asserting that the agreement would cost 2.7 million 

jobs by 2025.

But he will stick to the withdrawal process laid out in the Paris agreement, which President 

Barack Obama joined and most of the world has already ratified. That could take nearly 

four years to complete, meaning a final decision would be up to the American voters in the 

next presidential election.

Republican lawmakers hailed Mr. Trump’s decision, calling it a necessary antidote to the 

overreach of Mr. Obama’s policies aimed at reducing planet-warming carbon emissions.

“I applaud President Trump and his administration for dealing yet another significant blow 

to the Obama administration’s assault on domestic energy production and jobs,” said 

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader.

But Mr. Trump’s call for new global negotiations about the planet’s climate drew derision 

from Democrats in the United States and other heads of state.

President Emmanuel Macron of France and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada each 

issued rebukes to Mr. Trump. “Make our planet great again,” Mr. Macron said.

The U.S. Is the Biggest Carbon Polluter in History. It Just Walked Away From the Paris 

Climate Deal.

The United States has emitted more planet-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere 

than any other country. Now it is walking back a promise to lower emissions.

On Twitter, Miguel Arias Cañete, the European Union’s commissioner for climate, said that 

“today’s announcement has galvanized us rather than weakened us, and this vacuum will 

be filled by new broad committed leadership.”

Mr. Obama, in a rare assertion of his political views as a former president, said, “The 

nations that remain in the Paris agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in 

jobs and industries created.”

“Even in the absence of American leadership; even as this administration joins a small 

handful of nations that reject the future; I’m confident that our states, cities, and 

businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future 

generations the one planet we’ve got,” Mr. Obama said.

In recent days, Mr. Trump withstood withering criticism from European counterparts who 

accused him of shirking America’s role as a global leader and America’s responsibility as 

history’s largest emitter of planet-warming greenhouse gasses.

After a fierce debate inside the administration, the White House on Thursday took on the 

trappings of a celebration. The Rose Garden was packed with reporters, activists and 

members of Mr. Trump’s administration. Scores of staff members lined the sides of the 

Rose Garden as a military band played soft jazz.

Supporters of the Paris agreements reacted with pent-up alarm, condemning the 

administration for shortsightedness about the planet and a reckless willingness to shatter 

longstanding diplomatic relationships.

Where do other countries stand on the agreement?

“Removing the United States from the Paris agreement is a reckless and indefensible 

action,” said Al Gore, the former vice president who has become an evangelist for fighting 

climate change. “It undermines America’s standing in the world and threatens to damage 

humanity’s ability to solve the climate crisis in time.”

Corporate leaders also condemned Mr. Trump’s action.

On its website, I.B.M. reaffirmed its support for the Paris agreement and took issue with 

the president’s contention that it was a bad deal for American workers and the American 

economy.

“This agreement requires all participating countries to put forward their best efforts on 

climate change as determined by each country,” the company said. “I.B.M. believes that it 

is easier to lead outcomes by being at the table, as a participant in the agreement, rather 

than from outside it.”

Mr. Immelt, the chairman and chief executive of General Electric, took to Twitter to say he 

was “disappointed” with the decision. “Climate change is real,” he said. “Industry must 

now lead and not depend on government.”

But Mr. Trump was resolute.

“It is time to put Youngstown, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; and Pittsburgh, Pa., along with many, 

many other locations within our great country, before Paris, France,” he said. “It is time to 

make America great again.”

The mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, responded on Twitter, “I can assure you that we will 

follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future.”"

A version of this article appears in print on June 2, 2017, on Page A1 of the New York 

edition with the headline: Trump Abandoning Global Climate Accord. Order Reprints| 

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**If I'm not mistaken, President Trump has a secret plan maybe the he and Steve Bannon

only know about like his secret plan he had for winning the U. S. election and maybe he 

was the only one that knew that. I believe that he will eventually renegotiate an agreement 

with all nations concerned with Climate Change and become its' leader as a part of 

President Trump's promise to "Make America Great Again."

As to Albert Gore, he said that he invented the internet, I believe or it's just a rumor.

He won: 

"The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 was awarded jointly to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate 

Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. "for their efforts to build up and 

disseminate .greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the 

foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.""

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2007/.

If the rumor is true the Nobel Prize Commitee should give him another Nobel Peace Prize

for inventing the internet.


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