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Separated at Birth?!: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

Dear Alibi,

Though the title of this comment belies logic and science, it is certainly in keeping with the current anti-logic and anti-science ethos which dominates the Trump administration. Consider the data:

Trump

-Narcissistic

-Wanna-be God

-Obsessed with hair style

-Flaunts military “toys”

-Removes those who displease him

-Mentally disturbed

-Reveres his father

-Uses hyperbole

-Selects attractive wive(s)

-Speaks with bluff and bluster

-Provocateur

-“Fire and Fury”

-Miscalculating

Kim

-Narcissistic

-God

-Obsessed with hair

-Flaunts military “toys”

-Removes (kills) those who displease him

-Mentally disturbed (?)

-Reveres his father

-Uses hyperbole

-Selects attractive wife

-Speaks with bluff and bluster

-Provocateur

-“Sea of Fire”

-Calculating

This is not an exhaustive list. Please feel free to add your favorites. Not a pretty picture! The similarities are too striking to ignore. The commonalities suggest the potential to act primarily out of emotion with little consideration of the consequences. In my view President Trump presents the greater danger to act out in response to perceived personal insult. Former UN Ambassador Bill Richardson stated that North Koreans think differently, they take everything very personally. Well, perhaps Kim and Donald are really brothers!

H. Hoffman

I Speak for the Bees

Dear Alibi,

August 19 was National Honey Bee Day, a day of celebrating one of the most important and widespread pollinators of our food and flowers. And we need to do more to protect honey bees and all of our pollinators.

Honey bees pollinate many of the foods we eat, from blueberries to almonds. In New Mexico, beloved foods such as tomatoes are pollinated by honey bees. Unfortunately, millions of honey bees are dying off due to neonicotinoids, a pesticide extremely lethal to bees. Without honey bees, there will be big consequences for our environment and our food supply: No honey bees means no food.

This summer, you can help protect bees by hosting a bee-friendly Bee-Bee-Q or picnic. It’s the perfect way to end the summer: Join with friends and family to enjoy delicious foods made possible by bee pollination and cook with recipes shared by chefs from the Bee Friendly Food Alliance, all while helping to save the honey bees.

S. Shruti

Environment New MExico

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