How Trump Budget will Affect Transit

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President Donald Trump’s budget has been released, and like many people I was waiting to see how it would affect my personal interest — or business.

When it comes to public transportation, Trumps budget mainly affects aviation, and long distance routes for Amtrak.

As far as Aviation goes the budget will essentially move “the air traffic control function” of the Federal Aviation Administration and its 14,000 controllers “to an independent, non-governmental organization.” In other words, because of “inefficiencies and lagging technology efforts” airline executives want to privatize  America’s air traffic control system.

Amtrak will have long distance runs like the Empire Builder, which spans from Chicago to Seattle, scaled back a great deal. The Federal Transportation Administration Department, overall, faces a 13% cut while defense spending and Homeland security will go up 9% and 7% respectively.

Funding will be eliminated for 19 different agencies who depend on federal money, including the Appalachian…

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The Great Black out Of San Francisco. Part 1

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                                                                WARNING

And no! I am no means talking about power outages. This next upcoming series will be talking exclusively about the Black Americans in San Francisco. We will go back to the Gold Rush era, talk about all the wars (From the Civil War to present), Economics, Sports, Culture, Climate, Politics, Unemployment, Crime, Entertainment, Drugs, and even Housing. We will bring you this series little by little to help you as the reader understand what it is like to be a Black American in San Francisco today.  When you read the title, what do you think I am talking about? Do you think it’s  power? Wealth? Opulence? Success? History? Unity? Etc? We are going to talk about all…

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Trump Smart Like a Fox

Americans and their celebrity obsessed, reality tv consuming asses are getting what they asked for.

The don’t make me think — just entertain me culture that has been taking shape since the advent of social media — culminated, on Tuesday November 8, 2016.

Real House Wives, Basketball “Wives” Big Brother, The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars, Love and Hip-Hop.  All examples of mindless distractions that keep the people from paying attention to things that matter. Do you think Donald J. Trump hadn’t noticed this? He ran a reality show himself. He’s witnessed the ins-and-outs of not only the industry, but what it is people really want to see.

America has also long been an unhealthy celebrity worshipping society. Certain people are worshipped like Gods, because they have money, or appeared on a glowing screen — big or small. More emphasis is place on those who have “made it” then those who actually save lives or teach our children for a living. Do you think Trump hadn’t taken note of that?

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Donald Trump’s whole campaign was built on vitriol, narcissism, and polarizing content.

The combative nature is straight out of the reality show playbook.

Here’s an excerpt from a recent variety.com article,

“He’s not really talking about anything else other than what he’s doing and what other people are saying about what he’s doing,” Lawrence Epstein, a former CBS News finance director who now teaches at Drexel, told Variety. “If you’re marketing a television show, especially a new television show, that’s what you want to do. You don’t want the attention to be focused on [anything else], so you’re not going to comment about it. You’re going to talk about what’s new and exciting about your show.”

In other words, The Donald is walking Clickbait. And the Americans who voted for him fell for it. Now we are all stuck with him, hoping for the best.

The man with most powerful position in the country is all too busy vying for our attention

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