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Overcoming the Rule of Billionaires and Militarists

"Most of Trump’s appointees to top cabinet positions are a mix of incompetent and mean spirited billionaires and generals. This alliance of powerful representatives of predatory financial capitalists and right-wing supporters of the immense military — industrial-surveillance complex makes clear Trump’s support of the worst elements of neoliberalism — a war on education, support for austerity policies and an attack on social provisions, the poor, workers, unions and the most vulnerable. "


http://billmoyers.com/story/trumps-second-gilded-age-overcoming-rule-billionaires-militarists/

Socialism

It won't be socialism that comes to decimate our veteran health benefits and retirements, our Social Security and Medicare, our public employee retirements, our social safety nets,...through privatization.

No, it will be capitalism via the Wall St investor-class hungry for wider profit margins feeding at the public money trough.
That is who wants their hands on our public Commons. Our tax dollar pool.

Selfishness of the .05% will rule this world soon...

... if nothing happens.

We'll get crumbs.
Social Safety nets obliterated.
Nobody immune not even veteran entitlements.
People too ignorant to realize until too late.

I fear for my country and freedom.

On edit...the air we breath and water we drink under assault.

I'll bet they are terrified

One by one, Mr. Schumer said, Democrats will use the confirmation process to highlight positions held by nominees that are either inconsistent with Mr. Trump’s campaign promises or raise the sorts of ethical questions that Democrats tried in vain to hang around Mr. Trump’s neck during the campaign, like refusing to release his tax returns. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, who serves on committees that are likely have contentious hearings, can be counted on to work over many nominees.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/03/us/politics/donald-trumps-cabinet-democrats.html

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I mean wouldn't you be if your positions were "highlighted" for their "inconsistencies"?
Holy shit they must be shaking with fear.



Same old same old...

All the populist rhetoric from tRump during the campaign

It's all being negated with his cabinet picks.

Is that being lost on his supporters?
I mean this is a 180° turn here.
You'd think they'd be pissed.

The "fly-overs" crying for repeal of the ACA

How many of them have not lost their life savings due to protections the ACA has given them?
How many even realize these protections?

Outlawing the practice of capping (limiting) coverage amounts should you get a catastrophic illness, disease, or accident.
Outlawing denial if coverage due to a pre-existing condition.
Outlawing insurance companies from dropping you should you get sick.

Rust belt, fly over, rural, or whatever you want to call them have some of the most willfully ignorant people in our country.
And not just there either...they are everywhere...the stupid is thick.

This unhinged maniac is about to be unleashed on the world



WASHINGTON – What happens when a 70-year-old man whose bluster has rarely carried much consequence wins a job where his every syllable is dissected for meaning?

America and the world are about to find out.

In the past year, Donald Trump has mocked a journalist’s disability, bragged about the size of his genitalia on national television and suggested a political rival’s father assassinated former President John F. Kennedy. Just eight weeks ago, he told his millions of Twitter followers to “check out sex tape” of a Miss Universe winner who said that Trump had bullied her when he owned the pageant.

In less than 60 days, he is set to become president of the United States and commander-in-chief of the world’s most powerful armed forces ― where his every utterance will be scrutinized for its meaning and duly recorded for posterity.

“He feels he could say something one minute and say the opposite the next,” said Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian at Rice University. “He’s going to do it around the world… There may be countries that call our bluff on that. In a nuclear world, that’s frightening.”


http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5837188de4b000af95edf614

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I'm 60 and it's been a good run.
It's my children and grandchildren and everyone else I fear for.

Here's the real "pay to play"

All the condemnation from the tRump camp towards Hillary about corruption via "pay to play". All that hot air and here it is...that actual pay to play President.

Where are the questions from the M$M??

This is dangerous for our country.



Further evidence that it could be impossible for the president-elect to disconnect himself from his foreign businesses comes from a key diplomatic appointment that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made days before Trump’s election victory. Duterte announced that Jose E.B. Antonio would be the country’s envoy to Washington, D.C., for trade and investment. Antonio, chairman of Century Properties Group, is Trump’s business partner in the Philippines. His business is currently building the 57-story Trump Tower at Century City in the capital Manila.

For countries and foreign leaders more used to a corrupt government environment, there will be numerous opportunities to curry favor with the incoming president through his businesses. Trump’s business empire is already courting them for profit.

The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., hosted an informative session for foreign diplomats this past week explaining how these dignitaries could rent rooms during a Trump presidency, according to The Washington Post. This would, in effect, involve foreign governments putting money directly into the president’s pocket while diplomats visited Washington, D.C., to conduct official business.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58309ad8e4b058ce7aab78fe

Are we witnessing the beginning of the end?

With a tRump administration I fear for our national security but most of all the world's.

I fell asleep last night thinking of the real possibility of what a reactionary tRump administration could do with nuclear weapons and the chain reaction that would produce.

I do not think I'm being paranoid.
I refuse to hide my head in the sand.

If there is an after-life. If there is something after this then I hope the direction of my soul is sufficient enough to propel me millions of light years away from these hateful violent beings I barely recognize anymore.

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