1) Trump’s constant tweeting, denigrating free press, accusations of fake news, and personal attacks of newsmen and women denies them bringing the truth forward to the citizenry.2) Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order barring all entry from citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations, which has prompted Immigration officials to block legal permanent detainees from legal counsel, in direct violation of an order from Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.3) In February, Trump met with FBI Director James Comey a day after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned amid controversy over his contacts with the Russians. Comey says Trump told him, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.” This is obstruction and manipulation. 4) Trump’s private meetings with other foreign dignitaries and powerful people in his private Mar-a-Lago estate who maybe contributing to his private empire (without transparency) through countless undisclosed financial entanglements and obscure resources. Jackie LangloisBallston LakeMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the… The U.S. Constitution has been called into question repeatedly by President Trump’s actions and words. He has attacked the freedom of the press, the independence of the judiciary, obstructed justice, and failed to separate his business from his office. Here are but a but a few examples of presidential abuses of the Constitution: Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
This home in Ferny Hills was sold for the high $500,000s on January 21 by Explore Property Picture: SuppliedA suburb that has gone under the radar for years has seen a spike in interest as investors and locals alike seek out opportunities near Brisbane.Just 12km from the CBD, Ferny Hills is starting to see inspections as much as triple usual interest levels, according to Kelly Qualtrough from Explore Property Brisbane. “Compared to Stafford, where you might get 10 buyers through, we’re getting 21 and 31 groups through,” she said. “It’s pushing prices up.” More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019She and colleague Rhys Cockram have been fielding strong inquiry levels for inspections, driven by the suburb’s value for money. “It has been a little bit untapped,” Ms Qualtrough said. “Ferny Hills is starting to get recognised. It’s so affordable … and that’s driving up demand.”Renovators were on the hunt now, with original homes selling for about the high $500,000s, and renovated properties going for the mid-$700,000s. “It’s the new area for fixer uppers and fix and flip,” she said. “There’s certainly a bit of scope to add value.”The suburb logged higher than the Brisbane average median price growth at 5.9 per cent in the 12 months to last October, according to CoreLogic market trends.In the last five years, Ferny Hills has seen its median house price rise 21.8 per cent, with the past three years seeing a 16 per cent jump.Such was the rise in interest in Brisbane’s northeast that Explore Property saw more than 180 people visit open homes in one weekend, with more than $3 million in sales from a single office.