Tuesday, October 13, 2015

2 Items Worth Knowing in the News Today

A couple of interesting things in the news this afternoon. One was about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and the other about the ridiculous Benghazi committee continuing to fall apart.  These are things that people should know about, regardless of whom you're interested in, politically. Knowledge makes for better decisions.

1)   Hillary Clinton was Never Going to Support TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal)
For labor unions and the base of the Democratic Party, TPP is not just one issue among many. It is the issue. Very few Democrats in Congress support the deal, or any free trade deal for that matter. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, asked if he would support TPP, said, “The answer is not only no, but hell no.” There was no way Hillary Clinton could ever support it.She cited two specific objections: It doesn’t have language dealing with currency manipulation, and it has provisions that favor big drug companies over patients.
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/hillary-clinton-was-never-going-support-tpp?cid=eml_mra_20151013

2)  GOP’s Benghazi Committee starts to unravel
The House Republicans’ Benghazi Committee has seen better days. The New York Times included an interesting tidbit in a report yesterday on the panel’s shift away from its stated purpose:
Senior Republican officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing confidential conversations, said that [House Speaker John Boehner] had long been suspicious of the administration’s handling of the attacks and that Mrs. Clinton’s emails gave him a way to keep the issue alive and to cause political problems for her campaign.
Is that so. MORE:
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gops-benghazi-committee-starts-unravel?cid=eml_mra_20151013

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
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