Where Are The Russia Sanctions?

Here’s a task for our intrepid Trail Mix Internet researchers: See if you can figure out what is actually happening with the Russia sanctions Congress overwhelmingly passed, reluctantly signed by Trump weeks ago, for which a deadline passed a month or so ago.

I haven’t been able to find anything worth linking that clarifies what the Trump Administration is doing about this. Some stuff about studying this or that, imposing this or that, but good luck figuring out what is really happening.

A full and faithful execution of all these sanctions is just not happening. It seems like every pronouncement comes with a hidden caveat.

You’d think there’d be more outrage from Capitol Hill lawmakers, even from Republicans, who championed these sanctions as we see what appears to be nothing more than lip service from the White House.

Of course, the issue here is whether Trump is rewarding Putin for throwing the election. Hey, why else would you obstruct justice to thwart investigations. This is what collusion is all about.

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Democracy Dies In The Darkness

By SJWNY, a Trail Mix Contributor

One of my favorite scenes in All The President’s Men (1976) is when Robert Redford (as Bob Woodward) & Dustin Hoffman (as Carl Bernstein) sit in the Library of Congress, laboriously pouring over notes while researching a lead. Stories just don’t fall from the sky: much hard work is involved.

This Post is in tribute to the Reporters, Journalists, Commentators who do not cave under pressure; who did not make a pilgrimage to Trump Tower to ensure access; who do not wait for #45 to pivot. These individuals face daily tweets/onslaughts questioning their work from a regime full of bullies & over inflated incompetents. These members of the media provide an invaluable service to our country, our freedom, the world. Democracy dies in the darkness; here’s a Thank You to the people who daily shine a light for the good.

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Sunday Serendipity

By Jace, a Trail Mix Contributor

As we move into  the seasons of Advent and Christmas it is nice to remember this particular psalm, and its praise for those things musically beautiful.

In recent weeks Sunday Serendipity has been preloaded and posted with help from Craig.  On November 6th I underwent a complete esophagectomy for removal of cancer in that area. Between the rigors of the surgery and the somewhat iffy nature  of anathesia, I hope that all will be normal for the most part.

Would love to keep the Sunday Serendipity going without interruption, but if that becomes undoable I know that there are many here who will gladly fill in.

With that, let a new season of music begin.

Enjoy the sounds of the season, but most especially enjoy the day! 🙂

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[Note from Craig: A Trail Mix Hero nod to Jace for his dedication to our Sunday Serendipities, making sure to keep us inspired during his absence. Take care, friend.]

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