Founded in 1985 by John Tanton, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has gone on to become the go-to think tank for the anti-immigrant movement with its reports and staffers often cited by media and anti-immigrant politicians. CIS’s much-touted tagline is “low immigration, pro-immigrant,” but the organization has a decades-long history of circulating racist writers, while also associating with white-nationalists.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Gandhi & Lincoln were not as perfect, if you judge them by today's standard, as their stories make us believe. However their shortcomings were small and they were centuries ahead of their time. These were compassionate leaders who never distracted or complained to get ahead and dedicated their life to provide equality for those who have nothing. Remember Gandhi who fought for our freedom through non-violence where as Churchill suggested that Gandhi should be “trampled on by an enormous elephant”.
Donald suggested that although Lincoln "did good" but the end result was "always questionable" .
Nixonland The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America by Rick Perlstein
Is Power is everything?
If this was allowed under Democrates, then Republicans would have demand he resign or be fired. Mitch is more than willing to play the villain and courting bad press, for political capital, whenever its required by the caucus. All the damages temporary and survivable. He believes that the systems and institutions is self-correcting and all that really matters is to stay determined on his agenda to get America right of center. But what have they done to solve the everyday issues apart from cheap political stunts to get votes? Currently, Republican party & its elected officials, is all white. Tim Scott is the sole Republican Black politician in U.S Congress. While there are powerful Black Democratic congress men & women in both houses and even 1 Black ex-President.
Republicans playbook aka the Liberty Amendments -- control Supreme court with majority conservative "voices" in order to overturn so-called civil rights laws, abolish all coal & oil regulation, & to change voting rules to indirectly elect state senators instead of by majority vote. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKXIvfQnYEY Republicans have shown a willingness to abandon any and all norms to undermine the judicial nominations process and pack the courts with judges who will help them realize political goals they cannot achieve through the political process.
The Supreme Court and circuit-courts independence has been undermined after Mitch played dirty. Merrick Garland who has been left out standing even after being nominated by Obama. Under McConnell’s leadership, Republicans insisted on confirming Obama’s nominations individually, drawing out the process enough that, by the summer of 2010, there were 99 vacancies on the federal bench and 40 “judicial emergencies” had been declared by overburdened courts. Democrat Senate majority leader finally decided to get rid of filibusters for lower-court appointees in 2013.
In the coming years, battles over voting rights, health care, abortion, regulation and campaign finance, among other areas, are less likely to be decided in Congress than in the nation’s courthouses. 14 of the 18 Supreme court judges in last 50 years are already Republicans (Nixon & Regan got 4 picks each) even though Democrats won 50% of the time, making the radical white conservatism the default. Unregulated liberalized market economy and globalization, promotes creation of wealth, and it does not promote liberty, human rights and political freedom. Rich people help powerful people get rich, and powerful people make rich people powerful. Colonial Empire has now been replaced by a global financial empire. 20% of the people get 80% of the success and the rest 20% of the success go to 80% of the people (Pareto 80/20 principle). Democracies & empires don’t mix.
Our system right now is set up so that minor disagreements become arguments. Arguments become conflagrations. Conflagrations become feuds. Feuds become wars. It never ends Our system right now is set up so that minor disagreements become arguments. Arguments become conflagrations. Conflagrations become feuds. Feuds become wars. It never ends. Have your lines in the sand, but understand: Do you have a phone? There are probably things in the way that your phone is made that are not the greatest in terms of workers’ rights. Approaching it in that manner is not both-sides-ism. The moral high ground is absolutely there, but we can all achieve something higher. It’s too easy to point at the low-hanging moral fruit without doing the work.
Every society lies to itself to some extent. Every person does. And sometimes you have to face the truth. The truth of the American experiment is that government is messy. It’s hard to manage. We are melding cultures and religions in a way that most countries don’t. You can’t point a spotlight on the anecdotal and pretend that it’s universal. That’s what drives me bananas. There is an inert racism that exists, and it’s pernicious, but I don’t believe everybody who’s part of it is evil. So it’s more a question of trying to remove a right-left axis from the conversation and instead create a conversation around conditions. Poverty is poverty. The right will talk about poverty a certain way, and the left will talk about poverty a different way, but poor people are still poor people. They’re still without political power. Jon Stewart
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Republican redistricting expert Thomas Hofeller's analysis to rig elections for next 10 years. FEC filings showed the Republican Party paid him more than $2 million for his work. Hence, rigging U.S elections is completely legal. Without voting rights, its taxation without representation.
Why be the only President in 50 years to hid his tax-return, if you have nothing to hid? Is he afraid that it will show the illegal money trail from Russian banks to Saudi kings? His top advisers Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort ($12 million in undisclosed payments), Rick Gates, Michael Cohen were all convicted and Scott Pruitt, Tom Price, Brock Long, Ryan Zinke were found to be ethically compromised. His biggest business deals were with Russian banks. Donald told Gen Flynn to go to Ukraine so that the sanctions on Russian govt. banks can be removed.
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We now have a detailed picture of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Stone became a central figure in our investigation for 2 key reasons:
- He communicated in 2016 with Russian intelligence officers, and
- he claimed advance knowledge of WikiLeaks’ release of emails stolen by those Russian intelligence officers.
The special counsel’s office identified 2 principal operations directed at the Presidential election:
- hacking and dumping Clinton campaign emails, and
- an online social media campaign to disparage the Democratic candidate.
The rise of the cyber domain; connectivity of global commerce, finance, and communications; speed and penetration of the internet; and prevalence and intimacy of social media that reaches nearly 40 percent of the world’s population have reshaped the competitive domain now commonly called the “gray zone”.
FBI could not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government in its activities. However, the investigation did, establish that the Russian government and worked to help the Trump campaign. The investigation also established that the Trump campaign expected to benefit electorally from information stolen by the Russians military intelligence and released through Russian government's efforts. Congress also investigated and sought information from Stone.
A jury later determined Stone lied repeatedly to members of Congress under oath. He lied about the identity of his intermediary to WikiLeaks. He lied about the existence of written communications with his intermediary. He lied by denying he had communicated with the Trump campaign about the timing of WikiLeaks’ releases. When, in fact, he had updated senior Trump campaign officials repeatedly about WikiLeaks. And he tampered with Fbi's witness, imploring him in order to stonewall Congress.
Because his sentence has been commuted by the President, he will not go to prison. Its an unprecedented, historic corruption as an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president. (In contrast, Marine General James Edward "Hoss" Cartwright has 4 Defense Distinguished Service Medal. He also has the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard distinguished service medals.)
Russian govt hacked Hillary's campaign just within hours after Donald publicly appealed to Russia for their help to find her deleted emails. Obama actually called Mitch about CIA reports about Russian interference, before the election & asked for bipartisan support but Mitch refused and instead issued a weak statement which did not even mention Russia. Mitch, Reid, Ryan and Pelosi were briefed about it. The day after the election, FBI and CIA also warned the new President about Russia's election interference that tipped the scales to his favour, but he instead asked them to hid the facts from public view! Comey also another Republican, was told to go after Hillary and then fired by Donald on the grounds that he was being too tough with the Hillary investigation! Donald told McGahn to fire Mueller and "falsify records". A single ex-kgb man with a little bit of oil money and a willing fool, got so-called "party of conservatives" to punch itself in the face repeatedly.
Donald tried to veto his own party on Russian sanctions so they had to pass it with super majority (419-3 in the house, and 98-to-2 in the Senate) to make it veto proof. He should also really stop using his old non-secure phone but does he ever listen to anyone? So, China if you are listening find his tax returns. Barr said that it's not a crime. You will be rewarded mightily by the media. Current law prohibits an individual from knowing and willful soliciting a foreign government to get any “thing of value” but though the Republican Robert Mueller said he could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt any monetary value to the opposition research that Trump Jr. solicitated from Russian agents. Thus the FBI Special Counsel’s Office has opened the door and permitting candidates’ soliciting with foreign governments to provide opposition research on their opponents, without any consequences.
Remember how a land deal investigation of Bill Clinton was turned into a perjury trap? During that time Bill Clinton had just put his head down and kept doing his job. A decade of Republican investigations into Dems, millions spent & still nothing to show. Monarchist Barr now says Donald was elected president so there should be no by judicial or legislative authority over him! The 'unitary executive' is a radical belief that there should be unquestionably No checks and balances by the Congress on any President. If the President does anything, it Must be legal, because it’s the Commander-in-chief. In his earlier stint as attorney general, during the George H.W. Bush presidency, Mr. Barr took on the role of helping to disappear the case against Reagan administration officials involved in the Iran-contra affair. Ironically, the same people are fine with wars without approval from Congress (Obama would not start a war in Syria without Congress approval after his "red line" was crossed) but believe that Obama made the biggest "imperial" move by preventing ICE from deporting 700,000 undocumented young immigrants brought to the US before they were 16 years old (and not younger than 12 years and not older than 35 years on 2012) and ONLY if they pass certain educational qualifications/served & criminal background checks (DREAMers for Alien Minors Act). DREAMers who have only known America as their home have been living in limbo when Donald ordered to stop renewing any work permits for DREAMers.
Imperialism is when the ruler is above the law and the constitution; i.e. ruler is unimpeachable. That thinking led to the expanded presidential powers beyond oversight, under the guise of national security and led the unchecked Bush jr into the 2003 Iraq war, arguably the single biggest US blunder since Vietnam. In 1974, Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor in the Watergate scandal wrote that “if the Executive Branch were left to itself, the practice [of executive privilege] would surely grow” because “secrecy, if sanctified by a plausible claim of constitutional privilege, is the easiest solution to a variety of problems.” The Presidency have become even more powerful again (zenith under Nixon administration) since the Patriot Act after 9/11, while the is only thing lacking is in moral authority.
Today POTUS can detain anybody (even toddlers) forever, allow any prisoner to be tortured and even made order any American citizen to be killed without due process if the President labels the person a threat. You really believe everyone in public office is in on some masterplan against Donald? You think Schiff is so clever that he made Donald commit crimes? Ironically, Donald calls these civilian as traitors to the nation beacuse they have been ordered to disclose under oath about his unlawful actions. These people have the right to speak out atleast in America without fear of retaliation. The 73 yr keeps crying wolf while all his best people go to prison. Once a shady real estate developer, always will be. Where are the madisonian republicans now when devoted public servants from Donald's own administration are pointing out his lawless actions?
From the 1970s through the 90s, the Five Families had a chokehold on both major construction firms and most of the unions that represented workers on job sites. Donald’s used hundreds of undocumented workers from Poland. Trump Model Management used foreign models to work ILLEGALLY. In the wake of several bankruptcies, Trump found it hard to raise money in the West, so he gathered money from Russian investors. Trump has business ties in Russia that go back to 1987, when he and his then-wife, Ivana, visited Moscow to scope out a luxury hotel joint venture with the Russian state tourism agency.
Trump Jr. said in 2008 that wealthy Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of assets. It's common among Western businesspeople in Russia to be pro-Putin. Russian oligarchs aren't going to do business with anyone who bad-mouths the boss. But it's rare to hear it from someone at the top of Republican politics. Donald tried to become a player close to Russia's big leagues of power, but he didn't know the right people. Despite the lack of significant business success in Russia, his political career has made him an important part of Putin's wider strategy to weaken the West. Putin sees such political forces as useful tools to be manipulated and exploited. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/08/geoffrey-palmer-trump-donor-los-angeles-214130
Cambridge Analytica & its British counterpart SCL harvested data points of 87 million Facebook users in the U.S. Facebook announced it had uncovered nearly 300 more Facebook & Instagram pages linked to the Russian propaganda group Internet Research Agency. There are no legitimate grounds for foreign governments to run ads in the US in an election year. Russian strategy was to delegitimize democratic elections in the US, UK, Germany, France. Who is the puppet now? You think Russia has no effect last time, then wait for China to follow up next time. Actions have consequences. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/503817-trump-says-he-held-off-on-sanctions-over-xinjiang-camps-because-of
Have I told you how much our lives have improved since our dear leader took over? Why did Donald avoid being interviewed by Mueller if he had nothing to hide? He said out loud that he believes in ex-KGB Putin. Why does Donald always tell his base to only trust him and everyone else is fake news? Here is a leader who is literally holding hate-rallies. Howling still excites the crowd and sells very well. He lies without any shame 20:1 (when desperate its 70:1). Donald thinks that free-press just doing their job, is automatically undermining him. The bully pretends to be a victim. He is obsessed with vanity and perceived insults, whining and tweeting excuses at 3 am. He wastes no time when he is no longer able to pressure people and revealing he is a thug. Politicians are placed under scrutiny, it comes with the job. If you cannot handle then don't join politics. Pity the nation that raises not its voice, except to praise conquerors and acclaim the bully as hero. Dems can only move ahead if a genie appears to grant their wishes. He is the only President who has paid off Pornstars while his new wife was pregnant. How do Dems manage to bore the public, about a sex story?
Mueller has he had no hard evidence but he could not rule it out if Donald & Russians were hand in glove. Also Obstruction by Donald (18 U.S.C. 1505, 1512) stated in the Mueller Report: Lying to FBI (Title18) & attacking FBI investigator on twitter & tv alone should disqualify him. The subornation of perjury (18 U.S.C. 1622) was part of the articles of impeachment that targeted both Nixon and Clinton.
Why is Donald's son in law & daughter holding senior White House advisor seats? Why is Ivanka getting her trademarks from China during US-China trade war meetings?
Basically, using such euphemisms (double speak), you can get away with a lot more and make the obscene more palatable. He even made his campaign hold a fundraiser event which was advertised as benefiting veterans but in reality all the donations instead went to his political campaign (courts decided to fine him $2 million but not to impose any permanent ban or punishment). The chief use of euphemism (double speak) is also designed to secret signal to the initiated, and to keep strangers out. Most say it when responding rather abrasively to show they are superior and unique. Cohen is credited using National Enquirer while Stone is credited with using the "investigator" Corsi who started slanderous stories about clintons, obama, kennedys, john kerry, black militants, aclu, catholic church, vicente fox, stephen harper. Stone also generated lies through Cohen confusing facts about the clinton foundation with another unrelated namesake charity. Donald directed Cohen to threaten his high school & colleges, to not release his educational records! Whats he hiding? Donald (and his powerful billionaire Mercer clan backers) took a tiny rumour and amplified it & just won’t let it go: https://www.factcheck.org/2008/08/born-in-the-usa/
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Trump’s Proposed Middle Class Tax Cut Is Not Real. Merry Christmas.
GOP Plan Retains Tax Break for Golf-Course Owners:
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Donald had promised the economy was going to grow at least 4% to 5% (even 6%) in his first term. The growth is Not even 4% annually. It's 2.8% in 2018 (same as Obama in 2015) and after tax cuts it decline to 1.1 in 2019, as per Donald's own dept. stats (while Obama term it rose to 2.9%). You will need magic to reverse the effects of automation on full time jobs. Remember when Donald laughed at Obama's growth? As of 2019, Donald has changed the growth measure from yearly to a new format of every 4th quaterly and if you measure it in that way then Donald growth is 3% in 2018 but (by the same model, Obama was also 3% in 2015). Unlike Obama, you cannot point to any Donald policy for the okay revenue. Donald had tweaked Obama's NAFTA-2 plan in order to not upset most interest groups. Donald only got Canada to open up its dairy market & increased wages for workers in Mexico! 1) Automobiles must have 75% of their components manufactured in Mexico, the US, or Canada to qualify for zero tariffs. 2) Labor protection such as 40% of automobile parts must be made by workers must be paid at least $16 an hour by 2023. 3) A sunset clause.
Without the working people who will run into burning buildings, who will clean and cook, who will treat you when you fall sick, who will serve wearing the uniform? Its important to remember the role of those blue collar workers, technicians and machinists played to take us to the moon. How come there is always resistant to use taxpayer money on teachers raise, healthcare, small business, veterans, school kids but there is always billions to piss away? Republicans go back being gentler Americans. If you give corporates extra million dollar tax-breaks, they don't invest it on people but rather buy back their stocks. Where as when there is a thousand more disposable money into middle-class consumers pockets, the better the market grows. It is not only trade market and corporate tax-cuts that needs focus; there has to be more confidence measures for mass consumprion in semi-urban markets to boost the national economy.
Donald had railed against the so-called 'carried interest loophole' but that tax provision loophole is still intact. Republicans have used 'Reconciliation Rules' to changed the tax system. They have already spent 1.5 Trillion of tax-cuts for stock brokers & golf course owners for next 10 years. Whereas tax deductions for home mortgages will expire after 2025. The annual deficits has added $7 trillion to the debt under Donald, hitting a record $26 trillion. 13% increased under Donald in 2 years. Republicans who shut the entire govt. because of Obama rising the debt, has now silently "fallen in line" as usual. “The king of debt” promised during his 2016 presidential campaign he would pay off the national debt “so easily”. Obama left with the second-biggest improvement to the economy.
US has been slow to improve and develop the human capital. In some instances, the economic has exacted significant costs to both national security and American communities. U.S. government will also need fresh approaches to managing talent. The largest growth of middle-class and world-class infrastructure after ww2, was due to govt. assistance. During the war women ran the factories and there was a better ratio of women engineers passing out of universities. Right after the war, more people could afford colleges. Providing greater funding, data, computing power, and other infrastructure support to university researchers, as described above, would open opportunities for students. The federal government should also work with states, universities, and businesses to incentivize job-training pipelines and potentially scholarships or debt-forgiveness programs.
An even more ambitious path would be to renew the National Defense Education Act, which helped spur American innovation. Finally, any effort to improve America’s talent pipeline must include reforming K-12 education from a young age. In 1962 (the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis) the top tax rate was 91%. Since then it's gotten worse for the 1% of poor who actually send their children to enlist. Just 3 people in US have more wealth than 63 million American families. People have more jobs but no money. Donald lied to the troops in Iraq when he said they will receive a 10% raise. He has done nothing for contaminated toxic water in 126 US bases. Under Donald US Army has quietly terminate contracts for immigrants after promising citizenship to those who served. Commander-bone-spurs pretended a disability to avoid serving during war-time and used that to send someone else's son had to go in his place. Vets haven't received G.I allowance.
Why borrow so much if the economy is so good? The Fed has already cut interest rates twice in response to the loss of momentum in the US economy. Those rate cuts, down to a range of 1.75% to 2%, have eroded the Fed’s limited firepower to fight the next recession. What has he done but start tariff wars that is only helps his greedy donors in the stock-market? Instead, higher tariffs = higher tax for the public. The only difference is that the same chinese manufacturer products are now made 99% in China and then shipped off to a second country, where the 1% is added and that country's label gets stamped to make the product. Donald has appointed ex lobbyist in interior, drug lobbyist incharge of health, energy lobbyist incharge of environment, big bank executives incharge of finance & advisors in treasury, defense executive in charge of defense. Why is it even legal to lobby lawmakers? Republicans refused to pass a law that makes "gifts" to any politicians a crime after they leave office. His 5-year government officials ban applies only to lobbying in their former agency and not becoming a lobbyist. He is not draining the swamp. It was never this bad under Obama.
Nowonder, Republicans don't support the minium wage bill. The minimum wage of $7.25 per hour is nearly 40% lower than in the 1970s, adjusted for inflation. Minimum wage jobs like in restaurants, get paid by their employeers in all other countries from the World except the U.S. Tipping, as way to make a living, is only found in U.S. In the U.S it is Not the restaurant employeers responsibility to pay wages for service, so, in U.S customers have to tip. Currently, employeers can actually pay their staff just a min of $2 and 13 cents as wages. Tipping was started in U.S during the 1920s (18th Amendment) when the Italian Mafia controlled the black market. Within the two decades restaurant employeers began to only hire poor Black freed former slaves, only if they did not have to actually pay them wages. So customers tipping was created for the freed slaves to work like before but now they had to buy their own uniforms too. Also the difference between a customer's tip for a good service & and bad one is just 1%. Do you want serfs?
The Bracero program, instituted in a bilateral agreement in 1942 amid anticipation of a labor shortage in ww-2, gave contracts to Mexican workers to be employed in the U.S. agricultural sector. Many of the farm workers are reported to receive a fraction of the wages of American laborers. Lee G. Williams, the last director of the program under the Department of Labor, refers to the system as "legalized slavery." Amid mounting pressure from activists, the U.S. government lets its Mexican guest worker program expire after 22 years. The end of the Bracero program results in an acceleration of illegal immigration across the border. In 1965 the Hart-Celler Act was passed, suddenly whole groups of Mexico and Latin America people who were already been living in US and whose entrance to the US was considered legal before suddenly became illegal. Ironically, this is when illegal immigration multiplied for a decade. Currently, immigrants made up just 17% of the U.S. workforce.
Happy Tax Day: Here Are 60 Giant Corporations That Paid Less in Taxes Than You Did
Millions flow to fast-growing lobbying firms with ties to the Trump administrationhttps://www.opensecrets.org/trump/lobbyists
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Next, Former members of the Reagan & the first Bush administrations were heavily influenced by Project for the New American Century (PNAC) principles developed from Kristol and Kagan's article published in the New York Times under Foreign Affairs titled "Reaganite" and suggested that the US should adopt a stance of "benevolent global hegemony" using pre-emptive "military strength" for "constabular" duties to shape the world and by promoting regime change in Iraq for political and economic "international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles."
According to one of PNAC 90-page report advocated the cancellation of "roadblock" defence programs which absorb "exorbitant" amounts of Pentagon funding, but favored the development of "global missile defenses," and the creation of a new sixth military service for "space control." Pentagon planners estimate that the future Space Force will cost $13 billion. 60% of the federal government’s discretionary budget is now spent on the military budget and the 40% is divided among judiciary, education, environmental, agriculture and law enforcement. It is time to stop equating military spending with patriotism when most of it gets wasted by the Pentagon.
Donald wants 1 Trillion for his military budget which is already stated as $780 billion (half of total U.S. budget), at a time when the Cold War is over. Besides Pentagon also gets to maintain a seperate slush fund, formally known as the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account (only half goes to actual wars). The Pentagon’s own Defense Business Board found that cutting unnecessary overhead, including a bloated bureaucracy and a startlingly large shadow workforce of private contractors, would save $125 billion over five years. The idea during the Cold war, was to break the Soviet economically weak society, as they outspent on their military. (https://ourworldindata.org/military-spending)
Did you know US tax-dollars subsidize defense corporations & also buy the world most expensive military equipment? DoD employs private contractors doing jobs that could be done far more cheaply by government employees. You cannot reduce defense funds simply because readiness, training and maintenance are the first things that go out as this is seen as the easiest to cut. None of the wars started by neocon hawks (practically all lost) since WW2 have been legal since has not been approved by the congress, as required by the Constitution. The taliban are back in power in 75% of rural Afghanistan. Donald is clearly Not competent. In 2 years, there is No National intel chief and No Homeland security adviser. The largest number of vacancy in history of US ambassadors. If it was possible to kill your way to victory than U.S would have succeeded in Vietnam, Korea & Afghanistan.
"A Republic if you can keep it." Donald-Kim summit failed. North Korea tested perfectly their nukes, are building bombs & fired their new longest-range missiles under Donald. Donald wanted a Nobel prize for picking up the check for the 2 photo-ops with Kim that All Hat & No Cattle but Donald declared in his tweet that he already managed to solve everything. Failed Yemen & Niger raids. Never imagined the day Russia will be in Venezuela in the backyard without any push back. Kim & Putin who made a fool out of him. If Obama was President, Republicans would be chest-thumping that Russians should never be given an inch inside America's backyard. Kim and Putin are laughing now. (https://time.com/5565120/russias-presence-in-venezuela/)
Trade war with everyone by Donald has already harmed farmers (down 16% after bailouts) for decades to come. In fact Farm bankruptcies went up 25% in 2019. Its an indirect tax but nevertheless raise in tax on the public. Give handout subsidies to farmers is also Socialism. When you starts picking winners & losers instead of trusting the markets to self-correct; everyone end ups with losing and they effects are never what you intended. Big new agencies like a new Space Force & ICE instead of raising federal workers pay (President refused to raise their pay on labour day). Systemic inequality is when one group of people, gets more advantages than everyone else, just because they have more money. Nationalist will always find someone to blame for their own incompetence. Its always somebody elses fault like fake media, dems hoax, its obamas fault, china, mexico, nato etc. Keep on dreaming if you trust Donald that Mexico will pay a single pesos for the wall. The money will come from your taxes to treasury as always.
GOP's budget had deep cuts of aids for low-income and first-gen college students. The budget eliminated the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program, a 50-year-old program which goes to more than a million poor college kids each year. The budget also reduce Federal Work Study program that helps to ensure that college students who are truly in need of the money get the jobs. Meanwhile, they have cut funds to AmeriCorps, Senior community service employment programs, AIDs programs & Americans with Disabilities (ADA).
In 2018, the CDC cut 80% of its efforts to prevent global disease outbreaks because it was running out of money (and US disease fighting experts went from working in 49 countries to just 10 and cutting the agency's staff by more than two-thirds in China. The NSF closed all foreign offices in 2018 and transferred the manager of animal disease monitoring program in Chinese ports). Donald has now rolled back Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Protection for Endangered Species, and Protection of Federal Lands. There is a reason why only debt and the programs to help the poorest Americans fall under mandatory expenditures in a well-functioning government.
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Trade since WW2, as a share of global GDP, has roughly doubled relative to the 1970s but quality of life for families in U.S has declined. Profits have skyrocketed since 1980s but medium household wages have hardly increased (vs 400% increase for CEOs) which means families are working harder by getting less because companies are using their yearly tax-breaks to buy back more stocks. Falling unemployment does not drive up wages anymore. Wage growth has stalled compare to housing costs under Donald. Which means people have more jobs but no money. Debt is a future tax that everyone and their grandchildren will be paying long after Donald is out of office. Its artificial juiced up by borrowing and the compounded the interest will have to be paid sooner or later. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/one-in-five-american-households-have-zero-or-negative-wealth-2017-11-11
Donald's paycheck to charity is peanuts (255% more than his salary) compared to how much tax money, one of his children & wives, uses every month. He works 3 hours per day. He has played for 575 days in 3 years (86 days in 2019). Donald has spent 1 out of every 5 days as President in his resort. Donald has cost the taxpayers $110 million in 2-years, pumping millions into his own private golf clubs. i.e. Taxpayers have paid the highest bill for this US President's vacation than any in history. $81 million was spent in his Florida resort alone. Secret Service has paid rates as high as $650 a night for rooms at Trump's properties. $500,000 tax dollars per day for security for NY tower alone has to be paid to him. Each Trump’s trip to Ireland, cost taxpayers some $3.6 million, out of which $1.3 million was just for his rental cars. The net effect is that the taxpayers money has turned into his personal money. https://trumpgolfcount.com/displayoutings
Meanwhile Obama has played 333 days of golf during 8 years while in office (8-years total cost $90 to $106 million). Obama paid for his own trip whenever he golfed & they were at military bases that DON'T require the use of jets, helicopters, and transport planes to move his motorcade. Do we know how much it tax dollars were spent to fund those vacations to Europe for Donald's sons, daughters, wives & party? (source: Freedom of Information Act lawsuits).
"This is about the Republican Party going — this is our last chance to save the party. And if we don’t, it’s the end of the Republican Party. And the only way they can do that was to tap the race button and say, ‘Go ahead, it’s OK.’ That was the only card they had left to play and they played it, and they aren’t going to go quietly."
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Might is right or Survival of the Fittest?
“I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times … and I don’t mind apologizing over and over again. I can’t erase what happened” - Byrd said.
Emancipation ended slavery in deep south but not its deep race legacy. Southern state Democrats had made the Black Codes and the JIM Crow Laws (1887-1960s), in addition to state-sanctioned black convict leasing using the 13th Amendment itself which abolished slavery! U.S Senate was “the South’s unending revenge upon the North for Gettysburg.”
Depression-era economy also loosened African-American ties to the Republican Party. Nationally, Black workers were already in the grips of an economic depression before the stock market collapsed in 1929. Local patronage positions and nationally administered emergency relief programs in Depression-era Chicago and other cities, for instance, proved crucial in attracting African-American support.
There were systematic segregation that guaranteeing mortgages, insurance, loans to only white applicant and good educational institutions are funded, to this day, by areas which have higher property value. However, Roosevelt’s domestic programs gave Democrats a black constituency for the first time in history, as an attempt to win votes in Northern industrial cities, where blacks were migrating in large numbers.
By 1936, only 28% of African Americans nationally voted for Republican. The Republican Party neglected & abandoned the Black vote; as The "New Deal" Democratic Party began to change. Republican leaders cashing in on white anger and their refusal by to pursue civil rights alienated many black voters.
African-American politicians in the early 1930s switched parties to advance their own careers while simultaneously helping their black communities. Unlike earlier older black members who relied on the established political machines to launch their careers, these members, most of whom had grown up in the cities they represented, managed to forge political bases separate from their party structure.
Hubert Humphrey basically split the Democratic party in two half with his 1948 DNC speech. President Kennedy’s civil rights bill was taken up by President Johnson (and the Montana Democrat, Mike Mansfield) who made it top priority to push the bill through Congress (two-thirds of Senate dems backed it) during the first year of his administration. Influential (Dixiecrats / Dixienet) Southern Democratic senators like Richard Russell, Strom Thurmond soon switch to the Republican Party.
Republican senator Goldwater, who voted against the Civil Rights Act. Texas businessmen finances mixed with religious zealots and populist politicians and deep white racial resentments forced conservatives to completely change the Republican party into Alt Right. Texas didn't change but the two Parties switched sides. That's how they got the white votes and lost the black votes. Its called the Southern strategy.
Hoover had tried to ingratiate himself with angry southern segregationists but Goldwater & Nixon would succeed where Hoover failed. Texas turned from solid Dems state to diehard Republican state between 60s-70s and dominated its politics till now due to Nixon's 'Southern strategy' on Vietnam (Op Homecoming), taxes, anti-communism, school prayer & abortion has its roots in John Birch Society. Standardized tests in were used to relegate certain students to worse schools and zoning school districts in order to disenfranchise lower-income communities.
“Wallace is the symbol of Southern resistance to Washington in the South, just as we would like to be the symbol of resistance to Washington and its policies in the nation. We will want, I would think, the people who are supporting Wallace now to be in our corner perhaps later.” You don't fear racism, when you don't have to fear the effects of racism. Republicans won the Southern states and the white support collapsed for the Democratic Party.
Vote on HR. 7152. the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
Fox News reporter asked if he was worried that "many people saw that tweet as racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point?" He responded, "It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me."
Do you know about the history of United Fruit Co., Monroe Doctrine and later the “El Salvador Solution”?
“What is an American, this new man? Here individuals of all races are melted into a new race of man, whose labors and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world.”
- New Zealand
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Multiple private-equity firms & wealthy investors, profit from marking-up emergency-room-care bills. All the additional money, after covering basic costs, goes to the company, not the doctors who treated the patients. The common excuse given is that these surprise bills are “rare and unintended” but in reality, with millions of patients, it has happened tens of thousands of times. ER doctors say they’re uncomfortable with these common business practices, but the real owners of the hospital, can always replace the doctors with someone else.
Republicans still have no comprehensive healthcare plan of their own, since, the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act was gutted 54 times. 67% of bankruptcy are caused by medical bills. Nothing has been done to reduce the decades of high death of infants & young children in US, the richest nation, due to poor healthcare. Republican tax deductions on medical expense will revert to 10% by 2020. Meanwhile Trumpcare is still vaporware. In a semi-democratic republic, federal obligation under the "social contract", is that EVERY person, gets EQUAL voting rights & freedom of thought, religion, marriage, education, food, medicine, work, assemble. Small understaffed government during emergency is do-nothing govt. Nations that invests in national healthcare system and science are better for taxpayers.
Republicans have to realise that everyone is in it together and if you let the markets bid price on essential medical supplies then manufactures and big pharma will sell them abroad at a time when the nation needs it the most. What these people don't realise is that epidemics doesn't care if you are homeless or live in a mansion. If it infects one that will spread to the other. It doesn't differentiate the poor, middle-class & rich. U.S is the only developed nation where life expectancy has declined. Suicide has become the number one violent cause of death in U.S. Is this how you make America great? Canada has healthcare and no wall. Walls & bans has never been able to stop non-symptomatic diseases from spreading. Donald approved 6 Billion which can be used ONLY to stop illicit drugs by law officers but DID NOT transfer any money to help treat the opioid crisis. The Public Health & Social Services Emergency Fund, not to be confused with the Public Health Emergency Fund. The fund to treat the opioid crisis has only just $57,000. Every nation has figured their healthcare system out-
1. Tax-funded (Britain Spain) -
- -Govt can't afford it when there are more retired people in the population.
- -Outdated infrastructure. Healthcare is Free, no fees.
2. Employment funded (Germany France Tokyo) -
- -Employers pay higher tax and companies don't make a profit from employees healthcare tax.
- -Too much work for the hospital staffs (it has double the no. of doctors & beds but still needs more health professionals because of higher life expectancy).
- -Patients still have to pay fees but its very nominal amount.
3. National health insurance combines tax & employment funds (Canada) -
- -Very long waiting time for patients. Healthcare is Free, no fees.
4. Private insurance (USA) -
- -Most expensive in the world and excludes millions who cannot afford it.
- -Its good for insurance companies but not for the patients.
5. Out-of-pocket with no govt. funding -
- (10% of USA)
- -Developing and poor nations.
Donald's travel ban ONLY for Chinese citizens traveling to the US from China. American citizens & residents and foreigners continued to travel into US from China without restriction. Unlike conservatives, Nationalist get a hard-on demonizing and pointing at everyone for their problems but themselves. A southern wall will costs 25 Billion can be used for vets and homeless. KKeep on trusting Donald's words that Mexico will pay a single pesos for the wall. The vast nos. of illegals FLY in & never leave. Its just unAmerican to use billions of tax-payer dollars to hid behind useless Wall when that money can be better used. Donald to fund the Wall is siphoning off 4 billion from money given by Congress for school & childcare for military service members; and from coast guard budget; FEMA & Ryan AIDs program. This Corruption pain & simple.
Remember, when they said they could easily get Mexico to pay for $8 Billion to fund building a wall? When Gop controlled congress, they did pass tax-cuts but didn't give 1 cent to fund to build the wall. If Republicans passed the Wall Act with simple majority of 50 votes, that would allow $25 billion budget through Reconciliatory & Byrd Rule’s. Donald cannot even give a tv statement without blunders & lies. All this political anarchy makes US look weak. America's leadership with partnerships of nations are invaluable in a global crisis as seen by the international policy response after the financial crisis. Infact future policies are unlikely to be effective without such international coordination.
Did you know Steve Jobs was the biological son of a Syrian immigrant or EBay founder Pierre Omidyar parents are Iranian? The ability to attract and retain foreign-born talent has always been a unique competitive advantage of the United States — which is first and foremost a nation of immigrants. In US from 2006-12, 25% of all new high technology developed in US private sector, half of it was done by high-skill workers under U.S. visa program. The ability to keep foreign talent has always been a competitive advantage for US.
American universities, as well as scientific laboratories and relevant private sector companies, should develop robust rules, procedures, and technical guardrails to safeguard intellectual property, research data, and national security information. These measures should apply to all students. To further ensure that the benefits of this large and valuable majority of foreign students are not lost, the government and law enforcement should redouble existing efforts and aggressively prosecute the malicious behavior of the small minority who violate those rules.
The TRAP laws from Republican men are typically enacted based on the false pretext of protecting women's health and safety but have a clear ulterior motive of making it more difficult for women right to obtain abortion services (even medication-only before 20 weeks gestation) and jeopardizes women's access to open safe healthcare. Even though though a woman's right to an abortion was guaranteed and constitutionally protected under Roe v. Wade exactly 45 years ago, hundreds of TRAP bills threaten the right to choose, for many women, the attacks on doctors can feel constant. The Supreme Court has twice affirmed that a woman has a constitutionally protected right to decide whether to continue or end her pregnancy, first in 1973 and again in 1992.
Additionally, an abortion clinic may not get a new license or renew an existing license if the facility is within 2,000 feet of a K-8 public school. All abortion facility personnel, including volunteers, Must "take a 4-hour human-trafficking classes". These excessive TRAP laws require that abortions build far unnecessary and expensive facilities and 'administrative requirements' than are necessary. The air temperature must be maintained between air temperature must be maintained at between 72 and 76 degrees in 'patient areas', "75 and 80 degrees in patient recovery rooms and between 70 and 76 degrees in procedure rooms with humidity between 50% and 60%, and the ventilation system must change air flow 6 time an hour for certain rooms in the facility and 10 times per hour for others.
Long-term temporary workers & permanent resident workers (who are not green card holders) are already not allowed any social service or benefits for atleast 5 years even Before the new law and their taxes are deducted like everyone. (https://www.wypr.org/post/us-born-children-undocumented-immigrants-increasingly-denied-snap-benefits). Even for people who are working for 5 years with papers, Donald "public charge" rules to programs like TANF & SNAP has prevented all LAWFUL immigrant workers from receiving new permanent residence status. (https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/09/20/how-does-trump-even-sleep-night-cuts-cancer-research-head-start-and-womens-shelters)
Currently, there are proportionally fewer immigrants today than in 1890. In the early 1920s, immigrants overwhelm major port cities, including NY, Boston, Philadelphia and Charleston. Irish Catholic immigration was opposed in the 1850s by the "Know Nothing" movement, America’s first anti-immigrant political party, originating in New York in 1843. The Know-Nothings won many elections, but Lincoln declined to join them coz its harmful to support discrimination to spread fear of 'other' within the nation. Now Saint Patrick's day holiday is celebrated in America in recognition of Irish and Irish immigrants cultural tradition and religious culture in US.
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Trump pardons disgraced media mogul Conrad Black who was convicted of fraud.
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the first major attempt at immigration restriction in American history. The Rock Springs Massacre was just one episode of anti-Chinese violence in the years immediately following the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. In September of 1885, a mob of about 150 white men, armed with rifles, descended upon the Chinatown in Rock Springs, Wyo. They issued an ultimatum to The ultimatum was a formality: the mob had surrounded the neighborhood to make sure there was no easy way to escape, and they didn't even wait the full hour. The mob rushed in, shooting wildly. Some, who took no part either in beating or robbing the Chinese, stood by, shouting loudly and laughing and clapping their hands. Like the Exclusion Act, the Plessy decision in 1896 would go on to make white supremacy a matter of settled law. There were other incidents of racial terror towards Chinese in America in the years leading up to the law's passage, including a mass lynching in Los Angeles.
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Nationalism comes from arrogance of hunderds of thousands of people who are looking for someone who will give them an excuse to do harm to others because they carry a false perverted sense that life been unfair to them because of someone else. Its the privileged who feel treated so unfairly and voted for a man who sold bombastic lies that reinforces their prejudices. Politicians know that solving anything too hard will only help get rid of a useful tool that they can instead use for party's political purpose. These populists are all about Slogans. Nazi Nationalists took over Germany by blaming everything on the left. It begins by justifying investigating opposition leader, Paul Hindenburg & leads to burning of the Reichstag Parliament. Only blind faith has no room for any criticism because criticism acts like a disinfectant and pushes leaders to come up with clear explanation that is supportable. If you want to live in a commie one party rule then live in China or North Korea.
The President public comments do have an Impact but there is a difference between speaking plainly and speaking out from where the sun don't shine. You cannot trust someone who said he kept mein kampf on his bedside. Donald said he has never asked God for forgiveness in his life. In the National Prayer Breakfast he mocked the teachings of Jesus about mercy & love, and nobody dared to say that is unChrist-like. Donald's own dying mother gave him her Bible on her deathbed & Donald still did not read it. Why do Republicans always plead innocent in court while claiming they are not responsible spreading lies and blaming it on "psychosis"? Even when Donald had no power he refused to accept election results "if he lost". Did you know US Army Barbara Vieyra & Gonzalez Carranza died fighting the good fight in Afghanistan & then ICE deported their husbands, and left their kids parentless? None in trumps family line has ever fought for country.
Statue of Libtard says: Lord in your name we support an unrepentant adulterer who puts little children and mothers in separate cages with no water, soap or blankets. They have committed the sin of fleeing druglords & coming to our borders looking for safety so we can f them up. Amen
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"In a county that is 89% white and less than 2% Hispanic, they spoke of undocumented immigrants bankrupting Sun Belt hospitals, dragging down wages and burdening taxpayers."
The original gun rights advocates were black nationalists in 1960s. The display so frightened politicians—including California governor Ronald Reagan—that it helped to pass the Mulford Act, a state bill prohibiting the open carry of loaded firearms, along with an addendum prohibiting loaded firearms in the state Capitol. The 1967 bill took California down the path to having some of the strictest gun laws in America and helped jumpstart a surge of national gun control restrictions. Including the Gun Control Act of 1968, which adopted new laws prohibiting certain people from owning guns, providing for beefed up licensing and inspections of gun dealers. Governor Reagan commented that he saw “no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.” And after the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, the NRA backed the Gun Control Act that passed the same year, which include minimum age and serial number requirements of guns and gun ban to include the mental ill and drug addict. In addition, it restricted the shipping of guns across state lines to collectors and federally licensed dealers and certain types of bullets could only be purchased with a show of ID.
We must remember the reasons for actions in all things. ICE’s original job was to track international criminals & homegrown terrorists in response to 9/11 but slowly it has become America’s Gestapo with nationwide hunting of undocumented workers. The rise in deportations was partly the product of Congress continuing to give ever-more money to ICE, while ICE expanded programs that deputized local police in enforcing federal immigration law — bringing the threat of deportation for any unauthorized immigrant who might go to local law enforcement as a victim or witness. Did you know total US prison population is 2.2 million & the US incarceration rate higher than any other nation on earth? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYPumEXmKd4)
Did you know Gitmo was the first immigrant camps which became a Gulag? Immigrants commit far less crimes is a Fact. Rise in knives is far better than crime rise due to gun violence. US has the highest murder rate in the industrialized world. MS13 is 1% of all gangs so show some attention to the 99% (most criminals have been caught on the northern border, drugs come through the sea or trucks at entry point) but it's all too useful for kabuki theater. Maybe if there was a less demand for drugs in U.S. there would be no incentive for it. What happened to the investigation into 3 million voters? Zilch.
As long as there are oceans and people being born in poor South american nation, there will be people coming to America. They have more right to come then Caucasians from Europe. The fact is the world biggest refugee intake (due to wars in middle east) has been into the poorest African & west Asian nations. E.U. (except Germany & turkey) has taken together in 1% of refugees. America is far below at 50,000 cut off (but even half of the cap has not been met every year). Of all the Presidents who won by Electoral College, Donald lost the popular vote by the largest margin in 2016. Some mandate.
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At this rate, one-day, you may wake up and find the nation has become another Russia. The new racist motto is: "Go back to where you came from", is under federal law, clear case of harassment based on national origin. Did you know in 1885, at the age of 16 and facing mandatory military service, his grandfather Friedrich fled Germany without his mother & illegally entered the US? Friedrich moved in with an older sister, Katherine, and her husband in New York, both of whom had illegally immigrated earlier. And If anyone like his grandfather LIES on record in order to become a US citizen, that is illegal too, nomatter if its 1892 or 1992. (https://www.amazon.com/Trumps-Generations-Builders-Presidential-Candidate-ebook/dp/B015WNZ1IK)
Feel like a big man who is afraid of 4 young woman in Congress? Big talk from followers of a man-child who thinks he can grab any women but turns into a wet cat, making googly eyes, in front of Putin & Kim. Are you not bigoted if you spend the day by bulling one of the only two Muslim women ever to be elected into Congress? Show some class. And Republicans talk about character. OBL said modern western liberalism (like antislavery, free press & judges) will be quickly abandoned by society, as its incompatible with a holy book because they believe Democracy is devil's work. Don't emulate terrorist supremacist values. Never imagined the day when we would see racist baiting President. (https://www.dhs.gov/victims-immigration-crime-engagement)
Government contracts are the most direct means, but the federal government can also help increase access to capital to support innovative small- and mid-size firms. Government-backed venture funds serve that purpose as well. Government should also remove onerous occupational licensing requirements during early innovation cycle, which hinder productivity and limit opportunities for broad-based innovation. We remain mindful of the risks inherent to innovation policy. Close public-private partnerships can become politicized, introducing cronyism and preferential investment. But those risks, and the potential for inefficient capital allocation, can be mitigated somewhat through clear decision criteria, transparency, and oversight.
However, risk does come with the territory. There are substantial risks to forming national innovation policies and centralizing authority, but fear of failure should not get in the way of innovation, which is a costly, inefficient process. While accountable parties and regular congressional oversight are necessary, the policymaking process ensures some measure of risk-tolerance. Congress will have to give research and development projects some freedom to fail and learn from those failures, and the government will have to enforce ethics accountability. It will also need to ensure America has the human capital necessary to support continued innovation.
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California’s Democrats playing a leading role—equating immigration with crime, including Bill Clinton’s notorious Illegal Immigration Reform & Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. Secure Communities, A Comprehensive Plan to Identify and Remove Criminal Aliens (SCOMM) under George Bush Jr. Barack Obama created DACA protections, but also allowed ICE to deported 3 million people; which is more than all preceding U.S Presidents combined. Clinton and Obama administrations, whose ‘deterrence’ policies planted seeds for zero-tolerance immigration by nationalist manure, under Donald and Stephen Miller. They simply relishes with his blatantly dehumanizing rhetoric when describing asylum-seekers as “animals” that are “infesting” the US. Meanwhile, he got his 3rd wife, the 'Einstein-class immigrant visa', and got her parents as her dependent. He has used the troops as pawns for his political advantage when he knows troops cannot be used, by law, for domestic security. https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/usbp-sw-border-apprehensions
Donald falsely blames Obama for his "systematic" child-separation policy, which is a policy change that was approved in April 2018 by Kirstjen Nielsen. By 2019, Donald has separated more than 50,000 nos. of 3-4 year olds & another 53,000 nos. of 5 -9 year olds. Under Obama undocumented families caught were Not separated unless they were known to have serious criminal record, and those the children were kept few less than 72 hours while Donald has thousands of children (first more than 20 days and now) for far many months in those camps. This was possible by getting the justice dept & immigration judges to bend according to his will. So leave people who are poor and desperate alone, when you seperate so many that you cannot provide even soaps etc. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Separating families from toddlers is cruelty by Godless people. Can you imagine the poor families walking 2000 miles to run from these gangs carrying machete? If there was a chance to save your children from drug gangs, even if it meant a life without you, when things got so desperate; what would you do? The child separation camps have been funded by reallocating money from the tornado recovery programs & Ryan White AIDs program.
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Chinese leadership urged the communist party to emulate U.S’s “war on terror” after the Sept. 11, "round up everyone that should be rounded up" and put them into detention camps. Chinese officials were told to stress to the the importance of the state's law & order, and not believe in rumours of mistreatment and that the detention camps are free and so are food and health costs, even better than what "they have back home".
In 2019, during the G-20 meeting in Japan. Xi Jinping told Donald that China was basically building concentration camps for ethnic Muslims (Uyghurs) in Xinjiang. To which Donald replied, that China should go ahead and build those camps, which Donald thought was exactly the right thing to do.
Today's most ardent advocates of "America First" share one surprising trait: Very few of them were born in the United States. Dinesh D'Souza was born in India, and Johnson in Britain - where he still lives. Mark Steyn, and Michael Ignatieff all hail from Canada. Charles Krauthammer was born in Uruguay, but grew up in Montreal before moving to the US. If you truely respect the stars and strips then you should also respect 'secular' institutions. Good politicians built people up and strengthen 'democratic' institutions in the republic. Bad ones quickly burn everything down. USA use to be known as only nation to welcome everyone who had nowhere to go, looking for a 2nd chance, that shiny star upon a hill. No nation is infallible. Its possible to show love for the people of the a country and dislike the government? Independent judiciary and free press are democratic and western liberal values. If any politician cannot understand that, then do not join politics. Powerful people should be held accountable in free society, this comes with the job.
Exploited nations and former rulers, all came together in solidarity and in sincerity to form UN, so that such injustices doesn't repeat itself. Roosevelt was talking the about Italian-Americans & German-Americans not being as loyal like other Americans:
“If some citizens band together as German-Americans or Irish-Americans, then after a while others are certain to band together as English-Americans or Scandinavian-Americans, and every such banding together, every attempt to make for political purposes a German-American alliance or a Scandinavian-American alliance, means down at the bottom an effort against the interest of straight-out American citizenship, an effort to bring into our nation the bitter Old World rivalries and jealousies and hatreds.” “I appeal to all our citizens, no matter from what land their forefathers came, to keep this ever in mind, and to shun with scorn and contempt the sinister intriguers and mischief-makers who would seek to divide them along lines of creed, or birthplace or of national origin.”
Move likely to infuriate base if suddenly endorses amnesty for Dreamers: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/350644-white-house-there-will-be-no-amnesty-under-trump
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(executive order 13789 reduced regulatory authority of FDA)
The final exercise involves considering how nightmarish 2028 might become if NATO continues on the same failed trajectory of 2008—with a good number of post-Soviet states falling back into a “Soviet Union Lite,” with Europe re-dividing and aching to settle old border disputes, and with the Black Sea becoming a launch pad for never-ending Russian adventures into the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Eastern Mediterranean.
He is a man seemingly without a conscience; for whom the ends always justify the means and it is he who suggests that their target should not be an enemy of the country but rather the country itself. Eventually, his party launches a special project in the name of 'national security'. But if your ultimate goal is power, how best to use such a weapon? Fuelled by the media, fear and panic spread quickly fracturing and dividing the country. Until at last the true goal comes into view.
For the end result, the true genius of the plan was the fear. The rest, as they say, is history. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. With so much chaos, someone will do something stupid. And when they do, things will turn nasty. Fear got the best of you. And I realised we're all part of it, and all trapped by the abusive cycle.
It’s like saying, ‘‘I’m being praised, but of course I won’t be praised for it.’’ (That) language is utterly meaningless. Poor little billionaire president who can’t catch a break. It’s incredible. He’s a man who has suffered no consequences. ‘‘I am in charge, only I can fix this, and I take no responsibility.’’ You cannot process that. Jon Stewart
Instead of living in reality (accepting "the things we cannot change and the courage to change the things we can" Reinhold Niebuhr), in the post-truth digital age (technology is being leveraged to manipulate primal instincts), many people choose "alternative facts" (genuine is considered fake) to expression themselves inside their own bullshit-world of make-believe.
"When innocent people suffer, because our political system lacks the will, or the courage, or the basic decency to enforce our laws – or worse still, has sold out to some corporate lobbyist for cash – I am not able to look the other way. I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves. Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it. In this race for the White House, I am the Law And Order candidate. The irresponsible rhetoric of our President, who has used the pulpit of the presidency to divide us by race and color, has made America a more dangerous environment for everyone. Every action I take, I will ask myself: does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Ferguson who have as much of a right to live out their dreams as any other child America? As your President, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBT citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology. Anyone who endorses violence, hatred or oppression is not welcome in our country and never will be. We will build the roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, and the railways of tomorrow. This, in turn, will create millions more jobs. We will take care of our great Veterans like they have never been taken care of before."
"A big lie" (illusion of truth) effect was coined during WW2. Both sides used it but the Nazi Public Enlightenment & Propaganda Ministry list of public brainwashing tactics included:
"In wartime, truth is so precious she should always be accompanied by a bodyguard of lies." Sir Winston Leonard-Spencer Churchill. What is dangerous that political propoganda is leveraging the tech industry who now relies on behavioral manipulation to maximize profits on what might be called “personality-disorder marketing” in recognition of the fact that all pleasures are more or less equal to the human brain, whether they originate with a win at the blackjack table, a line of cocaine, or “likes” on social media. Rufus Miles Law of Management states: Where you stand depends on where you sit. He codified that which we should know intuitively. We see things and form judgments of things from our own perspective. We need to discipline ourselves to see things from other’s vantage point.
All Murderers (including those who run over people they hate with their cars) see innocent people as nothing more than fodder to absorb Their Hate (because they Hate peaceful protest blocking 'public' highway). Whereas pro-Hate protestors like those "fine" tiki-torch supremacists, are free to peacefully protest in a democracy, but they are directly linked to domestic terrorists. Only you are responsible for your Hate.
There are neo-Nazi organizations in the US, including the National Socialist Movement (formerly the American Nazi Party). But you don’t have to be a member to qualify as a modern-day Nazi. In fact, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, and white nationalists are all effectively Nazis, regardless of whether or not they choose to go by that name. That’s because all of these groups exhibit the fundamental traits of Nazism such as pushing the agenda of white supremacy, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and the glorification of violence. Just as Hitler’s propaganda relied heavily upon nostalgia for German’s pastoral landscapes and small villages, US Nazis look to the US before the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Radicals in US have been crying since the 1930s. Soviets were extreme left wing authoritarians. Nazi were are extreme Right wing fascist. Every political Party in Germany, right or left spectrum, has the word socialist in their name but do not be fooled. "Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei" murdered all socialist party members on "night of the long knives". It was an actual hostile take over of the party. Nazism are extreme right wing and Communism being extreme left wing.
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It is illegal for President of the United States to use the power of his office to try to solicit interference (a bribe) anything of value from a foreign govt. or leader in connection with a U.S. election. (USC 30121 Title 52). Then he covered it up from the Congress until the whistleblower complained. Plus Donald has publicly threatened the whistleblower with retribution. This is an assault on every American’s right to vote.
Note:- House investigates (like fbi, the accused cannot be part of it) & impeaches the President while Senate has the trial (a trial has witnesses & both sides argue their case infront of judge & jury) & has the power to remove the sitting President, as per the constitution. Democratic House also followed the same rules during Benghazi investigatations as set by Trey Gowdy Resolution 567 & reiterated in Republican House Resolution 5 of the 114th Congress. With the Democrats in the "sensitive compartmented information facility", there were 9 Republicans from the House Intelligence Committee, 17 additional Republicans from the House Oversight Committee, and 21 more Republicans from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. All in all 47 Republicans were able to participate & ask questions in the interviews. The proof is also in the transcripts that were publicly released after the interviews were over.
Democrats are still clinging to the hope that Republicans will abandon Trump like they did with Nixon. People forget that Nixon's support in the 1972 election endorsed by 90% of the nation's newspaper editorial boards. Unlike the televised Whatergate hearings, there has been no change in public support to push Republicans to join a bipartisan impeachment drive. In 1974, 69% of Americans said that they trusted all 3 major TV networks to report the news "fully, accurately and fairly". We're living in an information age where "alternative" or misinformation & multiple realities has filtered into the mainstream. John Dean, the former Nixon White House lawyer who helped turn the tide on Watergate by testifying against the president, has famously said that Nixon "might have survived if there'd been a Fox News." Norm Ornstein, a scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, said it's not just polarization, but "tribalism." Americans are now often driven more by wanting to punish the Americans on the other side than what is right on principal for the nation. ‘Friday night massacre’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/trumps-quest-for-revenge-could-mean-the-end-of-whistleblowing/2020/02/07/a576b860-4918-11ea-9164-d3154ad8a5cd_story.html
The constitution is laws made by men (Jefferson) which is why it says clear separation from the church but you can get quite far in a democracy if you can convince a majority that they are victims of a minority, and that only you can protect them (just like in Islamic nations). Jeffereson said: It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god so long as it doesn't negatively impact me, I don't care. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. The Evangelicals are trying to turn US into a theocracy. The attorneys general Barr’s infamous speech at the University of Notre Dame Law School, he blamed “secularists” for “moral chaos” and has defended taxpayer funding for a religious school that says same-sex marriage is wrong. He even compared his idea of religious liberty (forcing landlords to rent to unmarried couples) with Romans forcing Christian subjects to partake in pagan rituals! US is not leagally a religious nation, as in practice, govt employees should be secular in public settings.
Donald's new religious defense Act promises to 'get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment' in order to effectively remove the wall of separation between Church & State but keep in place their tax-exemptions. If organised religion institutions don't pay taxes, they shouldn't be funded by public tax dollars. Barr believes that only a strict interpretation of Judeo-Christian morality can society find the ultimate utilitarian rules for human conduct and a solution to problems of modernity. Republicans have rolled back nondiscrimination protections by making it legal for healthcare providers & homeless shelters to turn away transgender people on the basis of "biological sex". Meanwhile, 55 undocumented immigrant kids (taken in by Legal citizens) have been kicked out by Ben Carson. It is harmful to support discriminatory actions or agendas (based on different skin colour or religious believes) that spread fear of 'other'. If you are a born again Christian, then practice compassion and Treat others as you wish to be treated. You can either side with the right-wing fundamentalists who are trying to isolated us you can stand unite against inequality. Do not lose your moral compass.
Amendment II to bear arms Militia is unique to U.S. in the Western world & similar to most of Middle-east. While the so-called Dickey Amendment — named for its author, former Sen. Jay Dickey (R-Ark.) — does not prevent federal agencies from studying gun violence, that was its effect for more than 20 years. While leaving the amendment in place, Democrats have broken the complete ban on any federal research into the rise of gun violence & suicide in public & domestic spaces and the ways Americans can reduce it by CDC and National Institutes of Health. Also, the conspiracy theorist who called the Sandy Hook 2012 mass shooting "a hoax by the Obama" will now have to pay $450,000.
Cicero of the Roman empire wrote this in 43 B.C:
1. The poor - work & work.
2. The rich - exploit the poor.
3. The soldier - protects both.
4. The taxpayer - pays for all three.
5. The banker - robs all four.
6. The lawyer - misleads all five.
7. The doctor - bills all six.
8. The goons - scare all of seven.
9. The Politician - lives happily on account of all 8.
"he will lie, sir, with
such volubility, that you would think truth were a
fool: drunkenness is his best virtue, for he will
be swine-drunk; and in his sleep he does little
harm, save to his bed-clothes about him; but they
know his conditions and lay him in straw. I have but
little more to say, sir, of his honesty: he has
every thing that an honest man should not have; what
an honest man should have, he has nothing."
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