Well, his fingers certainly are.They can, at times, be rabid, hurtful, critical, defensive, haughty, nasty and laudatory of himself.Now The New York Times reports that members of his staff are desperate for him to slow down with the tweets, as they believe his Twitter posts could have dire consequences.It's all part of a general pleading for Trump to slow the pace of his actions, the Times says.On Thursday, for example, he tweeted that both President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had been involved in "illegal acts" and that he, Donald Trump, was the subject of a "witch hunt."Which, one might imagine, left his staff tearing up plans for the day and hunting for appropriate reactions to inevitable press questions.
p The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), led by chairman Ajit Pai, has voted to overturn “net neutrality” rules that ban internet service providers (ISPs) from controlling the public's access to certain sites.The Commission voted two-to-one this Thursday (18 May) to end the ‘open internet’ rules enacted in 2015 under Obama’s government.Those rules banned internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or slowing some web traffic to favour their own content or a paying customer’s.Republicans say the Obama-era regulation discourages investment and handicaps broadband companies.Democrats say they’re needed to prevent unfair treatment of web traffic by companies that control access to homes and smartphones.Pai, an ex-Verizon lawyer, has previously said that net neutrality was “a mistake” and that the commission is now “on track” to return to a much lighter style of regulation.
economic influence on Björn Wahlroos is delighted that the president of Donald Trump has taken back the U.s. role in world politics.Trump is drawn in the sand, a red line, which democrats Barack obama from the left without drawing.Nordea, Sampo and UPM chairman of the boards of Wahlroos said that the world does not remain in equilibrium without deterrence.Wahlroos, thinks Barack obama's presidency as the biggest historical mistake will be to keep it, that he understood the U.s. role in the world as a police officer.Obama was careful not to use force until the last moment."one Could argue, that he was to blame Ukraine and the Syrian situation.
p /p p /p If you ask a Seattle local, you can forget about Krispy Kreme or Dunkin' Donuts — it's all about Top Pot Doughnuts, a local chain that has become an institution since it first opened in 2002. p How famous is Top Pot?Famous enough that President Barack Obama himself stopped in during a visit to Seattle in 2010."You can't eat these every day," he quipped./p p And how delicious is Top Pot?Delicious enough that, also back in 2010, Golden Tate — then a rookie with the Seattle Seahawks — walked into a closed Top Pot store at 3 a.m. because he was craving its maple bars (his apartment was located in the same building).It's especially funny because Top Pot was named the official doughnut of the Seahawks just a few months prior.
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p Top Obama aide Eric Shultz believes UK political parties should take a leaf out of the marketer’s handbook at the upcoming snap general election.In an interview at The Drum's Future of Marketing event, the former president's communications adviser expressed the opinion that parties need to stay on message.He said the key pieces of advice that he could give to communications officers for political parties would be simple: “Hone a message, identify your audience and make sure you get that message through to your audience.”Schultz added: “The ones who succeed are that ones that have a compelling message and are able to sustain that for the duration of a campaign and make sure that’s being communicated to their voters.”His advice for the promotion of candidates was similarly candid: “Make sure that you know what motivates them, you know what drives them when they wake up in the morning.That’s the type of stuff that voters are looking for.”
p In the wake of the slew of major controversies plaguing the White House, US President Donald Trump lashed out at critics claiming that no politician in history has been treated worse than him.During a speech to graduates at the US Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut on Wednesday (17 May), the embattled commander-in-chief spoke about perseverance and warned graduating cadets that life is "not always fair"."You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve and that are not always warranted," Trump said."Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media.No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly."Comey was heading the probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election and allegations of collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign.
p Chelsea Manning was released from the Military Corrections Complex at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas on Wednesday—nearly three decades before the Army private's sentence was up for leaking classified military documents to WikiLeaks.The intelligence analyst, who left the barracks at 2am (CDT), was court-martialed and convicted of leaking more than 700,000 documents and video about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.Then-President Barack Obama commuted Manning's term in January and set a May 17 release date.Manning, whom President Trump has called a "TRAITOR" on Twitter, had been in prison longer than any other US leaker convicted under the Espionage Act.She was eligible for parole in six years.But Manning tweeted in January she would return to Maryland, where she previously resided.
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning walks free from prison on Wednesday, after serving nearly 7 years of a 35-year sentence.Formerly known as Bradley Manning, the US soldier and intelligence analyst was imprisoned after leaking diplomatic and military documents to Wikileaks in 2010.Her sentence was commuted by outgoing President Barack Obama in January."For the first time, I can see a future for myself as Chelsea," said Manning, a transgender woman held in a male prison, in a statement released via her legal team."Freedom used to be something that I dreamed of but never allowed myself to fully imagine.Now, freedom is something that I will again experience with friends and loved ones after nearly seven years of bars and cement, of periods of solitary confinement, and of my health care and autonomy restricted, including through routinely forced haircuts.
Still, the fact that the missile test occurred just days after the South had inaugurated a new President, Moon Jae-in, who had pledged to engage with the North, confirmed Pyongyang’s impulse for provocation.Last month, the official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, had responded to U.S.-South Korean Navy drills by railing against the “U.S.imperialist aggressor forces and warmongers of the south Korean military.” On April 27th, a North Korean-run Web site featured a nearly two-and-a-half-minute video in which a military target was superimposed over the White House and a blaze of fire engulfed the U.S. Capitol.By North Korean standards, this latest propaganda onslaught was neither remarkable nor particularly bellicose.In 2014, a KCNA article quoted a person, identified as a North Korean steelworker, who characterized Barack Obama as a “wicked black monkey.” Another story likened South Korea’s recently ousted President Park Geun-hye, who had taken a hard line against the North, to a “vile prostitute serving the U.S.” Yet another conservative former South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak, was described with “sweats, snivels and tears all over his face.” (KCNA has not critiqued Moon Jae-in, the victor in the May 9th South Korean Presidential elections, perhaps because of his softer stance toward the North.)“Even with its nuclear program, North Korea is a weak country with an outdated military and a very small population,” Andrei Lankov, a professor of Korean studies at Kookmin University, in Seoul, told me.
p “I believe it’s really important to hear directly from our leadership,” he told NBC’s “Sunday Today” in an interview which airs Sunday.A preview was posted online Thursday.It’s critical to hold leaders accountable and conversations should be held “out in the open rather than have them behind closed doors,” Dorsey said.“If we were all to suddenly take these platforms away, where does it go?“It goes in the dark, and I just don’t think that’s good for anyone.”Trump faces constant criticism over the way he uses Twitter to goad, insult and trash political opponents, celebrities and basically anyone else he disagrees with.
p President Trump signed a executive order today commanding a review of the United States’ cybersecurity capabilities.Trump was initially set to sign the order shortly after his inauguration in January and held a press conference on the issue, but ultimately delayed the signing.The version of the order signed today bears some similarity to the earlier draft, but does contain some notable changes.Agencies are required to follow the standards established by the National Institute for Standards and Technology in assessing their risk, and submit reports on their risks within 90 days.A report on cybersecurity concerns regarding critical infrastructure is due within six months.Earlier drafts of the order did not include the FBI in the critical infrastructure review, and observers questioned why the agency had been omitted.
p After years of being missing and presumably dead, the ole maverick McCain poked his head out today to give his fellow Republicans a big middle finger.A vote to kill Obama-era environmental regulations failed to pass the Senate because of McCain, and many believe he did it because his senator colleagues aren’t condemning Trump’s bizarre decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.Unless a vote is simply intended to be symbolic, the Senate doesn’t usually hold a vote without knowing what the outcome will be.So, when lawmakers assembled today to decide on repealing a regulation that restricts methane emissions when drilling on public lands, everyone thought it would be easily approved.His vote of no caused the repeal to fail with a final tally of 49-51.Among Republicans, McCain falls somewhere in the middle on environmental issues.
p It appears that bots are getting in on the great net neutrality debate of 2017, according to multiple reports, including CNET's sister site ZDNet.At least one bot is thought to be posting more than 100,000 messages to the Federal Communications Commission's web page, urging the agency to roll back the net neutrality rules passed during the Obama administration.Many of those comments are identical, according to ZDNet."The unprecedented regulatory power the Obama Administration imposed on the internet is smothering innovation, damaging the American economy and obstructing job creation," ZDNet quotes one comment."I urge the Federal Communications Commission to end the bureaucratic regulatory overreach of the internet known as Title II and restore the bipartisan light-touch regulatory consensus that enabled the internet to flourish for more than 20 years."The page currently isn't loading.
p I bet a few angry calls from lobbyists are occurring about now, "What the hell do we pay you people for?!"
p On 17 May, former US military analyst Chelsea Manning is set to be released from Fort Leavenworth prison after serving a seven-year sentence for disclosing classified data to WikiLeaks, including material that would later come to be known as the 2010 Iraq War Logs.Four years ago, Manning was found guilty of violating the US Espionage Act and handed a 35-year term for leaked classified documents.Last year, she received clemency from US president Barack Obama in one of his final acts in office.Now, with just over a week until release, Manning has published a statement saying she will be "forever grateful" to those who kept her alive, namechecking her legal team, supporters and Obama.Freedom used to be something that I dreamed of but never allowed myself to fully imagine."Now, freedom is something that I will again experience with friends and loved ones after nearly seven years of bars and cement, of periods of solitary confinement, and of my health care and autonomy restricted, including through routinely forced haircuts."
p /p p Climate change is not only leading to global rising temperatures, it's also displacing millions of people from their/p p According to former President Barack Obama, if we don't mitigate greenhouse gas emissions soon, climate change will likely result in a global refugee crisis./p p "If you think about monsoon patterns in the Indian subcontinent,
p Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the Senate hearing on Russia arrived before it even began: Had Donald Trump taken President Obama’s advice back in November, and chosen anyone but Michael Flynn to be his national security advisor, there would have far fewer Americans glued to C-SPAN on Monday.Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, for instance, filled in quite a few blanks with regards to how Flynn, a retired three-star general, became unemployed less than a month into his White House job.The exact details of those exchanges have remained a bit fuzzy, however.On Wednesday, January 25, Yates received a report detailing the FBI’s interview of Flynn concerning his December phone calls with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.During the interview, Flynn denied discussing US sanctions against Russia, but added that he couldn’t recall every moment of the conversation.The next day, Yates called White House counsel Donald McGahn and told him that she needed to discuss “a very sensitive matter.” She then travelled McGahn’s White House office and informed him that Flynn’s story was contradicted by information obtained by the FBI.
p The vice president of CNN International, YouTuber Alfie Deyes and the former White House principal deputy press secretary and special assistant to President Obama are among those who will discuss what the marketing landscape of the future might look like.On Thursday (11 May) at the America Square conference centre in London The Drum’s annual Future of Marketing event will bring together some of the biggest names in marketing for a series of talks, panel discussions and workshops looking ahead to how marketing will evolve in the coming years.Topics on the agenda include future trends and the ways they are influencing how companies are marketing their products and service.Other areas to be discussed in detail include the future of social, TV and technology.One of the highlights of the event will be an interview with Eric Schultz, former White House deputy press secretary and special assistant to President Obama.Schultz will share what he learned from being on the frontline of Washington communications, offering a rare insight into presidential PR strategy and the digital and social media transformation of the White House which ramped up during Obama’s second term.
p Barack Obama last night called on members of Congress to exercise the “political courage” to not repeal Obamacare .Reporting this dramatic development, Politico said these were the ex-president's first public comments about the law since the House of Representatives voted to repeal it on Thursday.It was "a rare entry into the current political debate since leaving office," said Politico.Obama said of the politicians in Congress, “I hope they understand that courage means not simply doing what’s politically expedient, but doing what, deep in our hearts, we know is right,”Obama made it clear he wasn't finished:,“I expect to be busy, if not with a second career, at least a second act,” he said.Obama talked of those who lost their seats after voting for the healthcare law in 2010, and described his “fervent hope” that current members “recognize it takes little courage to aid those who are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential — but it takes some courage to champion the vulnerable and the sick and the infirm, those who often have no access to the corridors of power.”
So he appropriated the text, down to its last misbegotten comma.He posted the link on Facebook, seeding it within various groups devoted to American politics.That month – February 2016 – Boris made more than $150 (£120) from the Google Ads on his website.An article in The New Yorker described how President Barack Obama himself spent a day in the final week of the campaign talking "almost obsessively" about Veles and its "digital gold rush".Within Veles itself, the young entrepreneurs behind these websites became subjects of tantalising intrigue.At best, Boris's English is halting and fractured – certainly not good enough to turn out five to ten articles about Trump and Clinton every day for weeks on end.
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