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President Obama Makes Light of the Donald Trump Announcement on Jay Leno

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When I decided to write about Trump’s major announcement he was planning to make Wednesday in regards to President Obama, I mentioned that betting house Paddy Power was taking people’s guesses as to what it might be.

The betting house stated the most popular ones such as Obama is not an American citizen, the odds being 2/5. Other suggestions were: Trump firing an Obama impersonator getting 4/1 odds, Trump actually endorsing Obama at 8/1 odds, Obama making a guest appearance on “Celebrity Apprentice” at 50/1 odds and that, my money is on this one, “Obama is an Alien” getting 250/1 odds. One that was not mentioned was that the Obama’s were filing for a divorce and keeping it away from the public’s eyes and ears.

The other, which was the huge announcement, was that Trump will give $5 million to a charity of President Barack Obama’s choosing if he provides Trump his college transcripts and passport records by Halloween. I will admit I didn’t see this coming; well, sort of.

The donation part caught me off-balance but the fact that he still wants to see Obama’s records is nothing new. I will grant that the focus has gone from his birth records to college transcripts and passports; nevertheless, Trump has gone back to trying to prove that President Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen.

With the big announcement unveiled, will this have an impact on voters come Election Day? Also, was the real motivation for doing this a combination of Trump giving to a charity in need as well as ending the debate over if Obama is a legal U.S. citizen, or is this an elaborate way of Donald Trump showing he has the power as well as being a masterful manipulator?

If you were on the edge of your seat while waiting for Donald Trump to make his big announcement Wednesday, most likely you did not fall off your chair when he was finished. Those who took to Twitter seemed to comment on how Trump’s major announcement was lampooned and many agreeing that if anyone was upstaged by the so-called announcement it was Trump himself.

President Obama seemed to make light of Trump’s “generous offering” Wednesday evening when he appeared on Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show” and instead of being caught up in an announcement that was going to “rock the political world” but instead, ended up “lobbying egg yolk all over Trump’s face.”

While speaking with Leno on his show, Obama joked around and discussed the rivalry between them that began early in their childhood. “This all dates back to when we were growing up in Kenya,” he joked. “We had constant run-ins on the soccer field, he wasn’t very good.”

Despite making light of the announcement, President Obama has not said if he would agree to Trump’s terms in which he has until October 31st, by 5 p.m. to hand over the records.

Donald Trump has said for some time now that President Barack Obama is not a legal U.S. citizen. He has called out to the President publically to show proof of this and he has.

Despite this, Trump still says the documentation does not officially prove his citizenship and has made attempts to persuade voters to choose Mitt Romney when voting in November. Trump has gone so far as to say that the Obama’s had filed for divorce and that he had the proof to show everyone on October 24th, 2012.

Since that never happened, a new announcement is made that a donation of $5 million will be made to an organization of the President’s choice and all he has to do is submit his college records and passport application for Donald and the world to see.

Trump has made this a supposed win-win situation as if Obama’s agrees to do this, it will stop those who question his citizenship in the U.S. and a charity will benefit from a huge donation. If he doesn’t agree, Trump feels that the only reason for doing that is he has something to hide. True or not, another reason Trump did this is to show the world how much power he has over President Obama. Trump is getting the publicity he always enjoys by doing this. Also, he is showing the world how much power he has over the President of the United States by making him agree to his terms (then Trump can gloat on how he was the one who got Obama’s records) or not agree (which would make people question his citizenship more being so close to Election Day).

When someone makes an announcement, there is an amount of time needed for it to be digested and then to move on accordingly. In the case of Trump’s big announcement, people are still digesting it and this is something that you cannot move on accordingly.

Obama is faced with either turning over his college records and passport application to Trump thereby securing a $5 million donation to a charity of his choosing, or decline his offer and make others question how he can turn down such a donation unless he is trying to hide something from the public.

As for Trump, is he doing this to ultimately help Obama as well as some needy charity or trying to make life miserable for Obama before Election Day? Also, is Trump doing this for publicity and to show everyone how much power he has over the President of the United States? What do you think?

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  1. Nicole

    October 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    WOW, DONAL TRUMP you just showed the PEOPLE YOUR CHARACTER and what a SLEEZZZBAG YOU ARE!! IF you have 5MILLION DOLLARS TO GIVE TO A CHARITY OR TO THE PRESIDENT AND A CHARITY then WHY wouldnt you give it ANYWAY for the better of our PEOPLE and SOCIETY as a WHOLE???? We are in a recession!!?? Remember?? And to Disrespect our PRESIDENT, because this is the 1st time in HISTORY ANYONE has EVER questioned a PRESIDENT the way you have, and then to stoop so low as to DRAG MICHELL OBAMA into this…you are something else. SMH. I am really surprised and sorry that the President has to deal with people like you in OUR REAL WORLD!!!! Secondly, it is the PEOPLES RIGHT to have FREEDMO of CHOICE so to think you can get involved in our Presidential Elections and persuade others to FEEL the WAY YOU DO and alter our choice by making it YOUR CHOICE? Watch out for MIND MANIPULATION PEOPLE…JUDGE FOR YOURSELF…MITT ROMNEY seems to have been caught in a lie quite a few times with restropect to the PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES, and not only that, HE HAS BEEN UNCLEAR ABOUT WHAT HIS PLANS ARE FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!! NEVER SPECIFIC, which makes me question HIS CHARACTER. He never ANSWER QUESTIONS DIRECTLY!?? NOW he is getting HELP from DONALD TRUMP, what kind of crooked sidline DEAL do they have going on?? SOMETHING DOES NOT SEEM RIGHT about these two, and what is the MOTIVE for the disrespect and the way you want to degrade OBAMAs character? VOTE OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT PEOPLE…our lives are at steak here.

    • AmericanSoldier

      October 28, 2012 at 1:09 am

      My life is not at STEAK. Your lives are at STAKE only if you depend on government handouts in return for the nothing you give back. I’m tired of working my tuckus off and watching others get everything handed to them. I am an American and proud of it. I don’t have any desire to be a socialist.

  2. Charles

    October 27, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Trump? You have a beautiful family.. Money to make choices many PEOPLE, not just Americans, can not make. Why Bully?

    Do Americans a favor.. DO NOT FEEL YOU ARE SPEAKING FOR ME.. YOU’RE NOT.

    I have a voice and a vote. Neither are for beings like you. I know, that we are all human beings, you can not change being a human, but you can change your being.

    Go enjoy your life, give money if you want to give money. What is sad is that you have 5 million dollars to give, but you won’t give it, unless you get what YOU want. That is sad.

    You should be asking yourself.. God, How can I be a blessing in someones life today. Not, how can i destroy someone today.

    Please, do not fool yourself that you are speaking for me. You’re not!

    • Conservative Me

      October 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      What everyone should be asking is what does Obama have to hide. Why is that McCain had to prove he was a legal natural US citizen infront of Congress when his citizenship was in question, but yet when the same question came about for Obama, no such requirement was made before Obama could run. Why are these records in legal lock? Why does the president want to hide this? Rumor has it Obama recieved foriegn student grants to go to college. Could this be the reason Obama hides these records and no one will talk? Why would anyone vote for someone with these types of secrets?

  3. Brandt Hardin

    October 26, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    The racism of yesteryear has come full circle in our county. The entire world embraced our choice of a black President four years ago and most nations still support him. The fringe elements of bigotry have crept through into the mainstream once again with conservative mouthpieces planting the seeds of hate. The only doubt lies here at home rooting from bigotry.

    • AmericanSoldier

      October 28, 2012 at 1:12 am

      You do realize the president is also white. Your comment is racist.

  4. peter

    October 26, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    It’s long past time for Trump to put up or shut up. Despite his fleet of private investigators and multi-million-dollar budget he has produced nothing. He should shut up and go back to his comedy act and his business bilking the gullible and weak-willed out of their savings at his casino.

  5. Christopher Knopf

    October 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    One of my great regrets is the loss of cowns with the disappearance of circuses. Imagine my joy at witnessing the Donald resurecting both.

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House Passes Raising Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Democratic-led House approves raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour but will have to face more opposition from Senate and White House.

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The long-sought $15 minimum wage to American workers finally passed approval from the US House Committee Thursday through the Raise the Wage Act.

The Act came to fruition in a 231-199 vote, where only six Democrats opposed it, while three Republicans supported it.

“This is about workers, it’s about their economic and financial security, and today is a bright day because it affects so many people in our country,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday at a press conference flanked by fast-food workers, activists and lawmakers ahead of the scheduled vote.

Notably, the Raise the Minimum Wage Act took some time in revisions from the Democratic-led chamber with considerations to smaller businesses and for some states that could absorb more significant impact as compared to other major states.

The legislation was instead amended earlier this week, where the initial five-year plan was revised to a more gradual six-year phase-in.

In a nutshell, the Act would gradually hike the US pay floor to $15 an hour by 2025, to let businesses and economy adjust with the change. Then, index future increase to median wage gains.

Throughout the next six years, the minimum wage hikes would take effect on the following schedule: $8.40 in 2019, $9.50 in 2020, $10.60 in 2021, $11.70 in 2022, $12.80 in 2023, $13.90 in 2024 and $15 in 2025.

Furthermore, it would also eventually abolish the lower minimum wage for tipped workers, where businesses reason American “tipping culture” as to why people like waitresses and bartenders are paid below the current minimum wage.

The bill would eliminate a seldom-used pay floor for teen workers that pays them less than the minimum wage and abolish subminimum wages for workers with disabilities.

“I commend my colleagues for taking this important step towards creating an economy that works for everyone,” said Rep. Bobby Scott, a Virginia Democrat who introduced the legislation, in a statement. “Now, Senate Republicans must decide to either stand with American workers or turn their backs on hardworking people across the country.”

However, the legislation has yet to gain approval from the Senate and the President to receive implementation. The problem is that both are mostly Democratic-leaning—where they contend that raising the minimum wage would drastically affect the US economy.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed that he has no plans to bring the legislation up in his chamber. On Thursday, he told Fox Business Network that the Act would “depress the economy at a time of economic boom,” adding, “we’re not going to be doing that in the Senate.”

The White House also warned this week that Trump would veto the measure if it came to his desk. The Trump administration argued its policies are “driving economic growth and increasing workers’ take-home pay far more effectively and efficiently” than the Democratic plan. The White House contended it would “eliminate jobs and reduce total wages for American workers.”

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the bill would give 17 million U.S. workers a raise — and could lift wages for millions more. It would also boost the annual income of 1.3 million people above the poverty level, CNBC reported.

However, it would also “eviscerate millions of American jobs,” citing a July report from the Congressional Budget Office that said 3.7 million Americans would lose their jobs if the measure is adopted, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said

Related: It’s Time To Raise The ‘Federal Minimum Wage’

The last increase to the US federal minimum wage was July 2009 — which is almost a decade ago. The federal minimum wage was raised from $6.55 an hour to the current $7.25 an hour.

One of the major problems activists cite with the current $7.25 an hour minimum wage is that it can barely cover basic expenses, with prices for healthcare, oil, and commodities had gone up within the past decade. The $7.25 rate in 2009 is valued at only about $6 in 2019. The cost of living has soared 18% since the last increase.

In line with the report, states have passed bills that raise state minimum wages higher than the federal baseline. As of June this year, 21 states have passed minimum wage hikes—some even at the $15 an hour threshold.

However, the state minimum wage varies. In Florida, the minimum wage stands at $8.46 an hour; in Hawaii, it’s $10.10 an hour; in California, the minimum wage goes up to $12 an hour. Meanwhile, in states like New York and Seattle, the minimum wage reaches $15 an hour and even $16 an hour, respectively.

Companies like Amazon and Walmart have raised their minimum wage to $15 and $14.26 an hour, respectively. The move has prompted government states to follow suit.

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[Breaking] Donald Trump Said His Admin Will Investigate Google For Treason

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Following the call of Presidential adviser, Peter Thiel, for the National Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to investigate Google’s “treasonous” behavior, President Donald Trump responded with affirmation saying “the Trump Administration will investigate.”

In a tweet today, Trump called Peter Thiel a “great and brilliant guy who knows this subject better than anyone,” and said that his administration is ready to investigate the involvement of Google with the Chinese military if Peter Thiel believes so.

Peter Thiel, one of Facebook’s Board Members and a close consultant for President Donald Trump, has called for the FBI and the CIA to launch an investigation against Google after the San Francisco-based tech giant withdrawn from a high-value project with the military.

Google has a “treasonous” relationship with the Chinese military

Trump’s adviser also questions the relationship between Google and the Chinese military, calling it “treasonous,” a new report from Axios last Sunday revealed.

In 2018, Google decided to withdraw from a contract between the tech superpower and the U.S. Department of Defense for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, citing that the projects have certain ethical issues that they cannot be involved in.

Speaking at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, D.C. The crowd-packed lecture was entitled “The Star Trek Computer Is Not Enough,” Peter Thiel, who is also a board member on Facebook, wants the FBI and CIA to investigate how Google is used by foreign intelligence. He wants the government agencies to ask the company “how many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan Project for AI?”

According to Axios’ report, there are no public documents that stipulate any infiltration by foreign intelligence of Google. However, they said that Thiel owns a company called Palantir, which works with the Trump Administration and has access to millions worth of government data, including American private information. Nonetheless, it is still unclear if Thiel’s assertions are motivated by any personal and classified knowledge he drew from his relationship with the White House.

“Number two, does Google’s senior management consider itself to have been thoroughly infiltrated by Chinese intelligence?” Thiel continued.

“Number three, is it because they consider themselves to be so thoroughly infiltrated that they have engaged in the seemingly treasonous decision to work with the Chinese military and not with the U.S. military… because they are making the sort of bad, short-term rationalistic [decision] that if the technology doesn’t go out the front door, it gets stolen out the backdoor anyway?”

Aside from targeting Google’s integrity, some attendees to Sunday’s lecture said that Thiel also attacked Americans saying that they were too fat and addicted to drugs, adding that, “the biggest problem in our society is the problem of political correctness.”

“American exceptionalism has led us to a country that is exceptionally overweight, exceptionally addicted to opioids, exceptionally unaware and exceptionally un-self-reflective,” Thiel said as transcribed by Keith Urban who attended the conference and previously worked for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Other reports said that Thiel also made comments on how American Ivy Leagues and top universities are losing their non-profit status. He also said that any links between Google and China, “need to be asked by the FBI, by the CIA, and I’m not sure quite how to put this; I would like them to be asked in a not excessively gentle manner.”

Trump also calls out double standards in favor of Democrat Congresswomen

Meanwhile, in an unrelated tweet, President Trump questioned the double standards in favor of Democratic congresswomen. He said that these women talk about the most “vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate” but they are given a free pass by the media and the people.

“The Democrat Congresswomen have been spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate, & yet they get a free pass and a big embrace from the Democrat Party. Horrible anti-Israel, anti-USA, pro-terrorist & public shouting of the F…word, among many other terrible things, and the petrified Dems run for the hills. Why isn’t the House voting to rebuke the filthy and hate laced things they have said? Because they are the Radical Left, and the Democrats are afraid to take them on. Sad!” the President wrote.

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Trump Adviser Peter Thiel Wants FBI And CIA To Investigate Google’s ‘Treasonous’ Behavior

He asked: “How many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan Project for AI?”

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Peter Thiel, one of Facebook’s Board Members and a close consultant for President Donald Trump, has called for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency to launch an investigation against Google after the San Francisco-based tech giant withdrawn from a high-value project with the military.

Trump’s adviser also questions the relationship between Google and the Chinese military, calling it “treasonous,” a new report from Axios last Sunday revealed.

In 2018, Google decided to withdraw from a contract between the tech superpower and the U.S. Department of Defense for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology citing that the projects have certain ethical issues that they cannot be involved in.

Thiel, who is also a board member on Facebook, wants the FBI and CIA to investigate how Google is used by foreign intelligence. He wants the government agencies to ask the company “how many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan Project for AI?”

According to Axios’ report, there are no public documents that stipulate any infiltration by foreign intelligence of Google. However, they said that Thiel owns a company called Palantir, which works with the Trump Administration and has access to millions worth of government data, including American private information. Nonetheless, it is still unclear if Thiel’s assertions are motivated by any personal and classified knowledge he drew from his relationship with the White House.

“Number two, does Google’s senior management consider itself to have been thoroughly infiltrated by Chinese intelligence?” Thiel continued.

“Number three, is it because they consider themselves to be so thoroughly infiltrated that they have engaged in the seemingly treasonous decision to work with the Chinese military and not with the U.S. military… because they are making the sort of bad, short-term rationalistic [decision] that if the technology doesn’t go out the front door, it gets stolen out the backdoor anyway?”

Peter Thiel raised the said statements (or rather questions) during his talk at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, D.C. The crowd-packed lecture was entitled “The Star Trek Computer Is Not Enough,” according to a schedule posted to the conference website.

If Thiel is indeed referring to Google’s 2018 decision, he is not the first person to question the company regarding its refusal to work with the US military. Earlier this year, General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, echoed similar sentiments as that of Thiel but did not specify the term “treason.”

Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee in March, Dunford said, “We watch with great concern when industry partners work in China knowing there is that indirect benefit, and frankly ‘indirect’ may be not a full characterization of the way it really is. It’s more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military.”

Aside from targeting Google’s integrity, some attendees to Sunday’s lecture said that Thiel also attacked Americans saying that they were too fat and addicted to drugs, adding that, “the biggest problem in our society is the problem of political correctness.”

“American exceptionalism has led us to a country that is exceptionally overweight, exceptionally addicted to opioids, exceptionally unaware and exceptionally un-self-reflective,” Thiel said as transcribed by Keith Urban who attended the conference and previously worked for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Other reports said that Thiel also made comments on how American Ivy Leagues and top universities are losing their non-profit status. He also said that any links between Google and China, “need to be asked by the FBI, by the CIA, and I’m not sure quite how to put this, I would like them to be asked in a not excessively gentle manner.”

When asked for certain clarification, neither Google nor the team of Peter Thiel has responded to Z6Mag’s request for comments yet.

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