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Our Pres. Once Used Twitter to Defend Paparazzi Stalkers Who Took Topless Photos of Kate Middleton

Source: Slate

United States President Donald Trump(!) met Friday with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May at the White House. May and Trump have a lot to figure out, from the status of NATO to the potential for post-Brexit bilateral trade. Based on the press conference they gave after their meeting, though, it unfortunately does not sound like the pair addressed this 2012 tweet, which was sent after a French magazine published a number of stalker-style photos of future U.K. queen Kate Middleton sunbathing topless on a private balcony:

Who wouldn't take Kate's picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2012

She was asking for it! Come on!


4 yo had a Women's March protest with dolls /This 'Hidden Figures' cosplay is the cutest

Source: Mashable

Sure, going to the Women's March on Washington following Donald Trump's inauguration might have been a historic moment, but hosting a march in your backyard featuring adorable dolls might be just as cool.

Four-year old Rose's delightful protest went viral last week after her parent's posted photographs to Facebook of her dolls ready and geared up for resistance.

“I came up with the idea and Wendy and I made up the slogans and then Rose helped tape the signs and made two of her own," Rose's father, Mark Redfern explained to BuzzFeed. "As she made the first one, she scribbled lines and talked as she did about loving people.”


Just a few days after news of a best picture nomination for Hidden Figures, its star Taraji P. Henson enchanted her Instagram followers with a photo of sweet cosplay inspired by the film.

The photo shows three young girls dressed as the film's leading women, Katherine Johnson (played by Henson), Mary Jackson (played by Janelle Monáe) and Dorothy Vaughan (played by Octavia Spencer).

She captioned the photo: "I do what I do #SoTheBabiesCanDream."


'Upset and afraid' Glasgow vet caught in US flight ban

Source: BBC

A vet from Glasgow says she is "upset" and "afraid" after being prevented from flying to the US under President Donald Trump's executive order barring people from several Muslim countries.

Hamaseh Tayari, who holds an Iranian passport, had been due to fly home from a holiday in Costa Rica via New York.

But she has been told she cannot fly to the USA because of the order.

The American president said the measures would "keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the US".

The 90-day travel ban affects nationals from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

Speaking to BBC Scotland from San Jose airport in Costa Rica, Dr Tayari, who works at the University of Glasgow, said: "We arrived at the airport this morning at five o'clock for the check-in to fly to New York, and then from New York to Glasgow.

"The people at the check-in told me that I was not allowed to take the plane because of the new rules.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-38786119

Holocaust survivor Rae Kushner: "But it can happen here if you don't watch who comes up."

(Language warning: use of racial epithets)





"Because of Donald Trump's visa ban ... I can't go and hug my son."


Peoples mic + Elizabeth Warren... Occupy never ended


Rep. Bob Brady & Sen. Bob Casey are stepping up at Philadelphia International Airport


Two Christian Syrian immigrant families were detained at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday morning and sent back to Doha, Qatar while five other migrants seeking to enter this country were reportedly being detained at the airport Saturday night because of President Trump's new executive order on refugees and immigrants.

Rep. Bob Brady (D., Philadelphia) arrived at the airport just before 8 p.m., reportedly on his way to attempt to get access to the people being detained.

Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pennsylvania) tweeted just before 8 p.m. that he was on his way to meet with customs officials at the airport: "To discuss refugee situation there and reports of Syrian family being sent back."

Lawyer Jonathan Feinberg said he and close to a dozen other attorneys were waiting in the international arrivals hall Saturday night, along with Mayor Kenney, Councilwoman Helen Gym and about 100 protesters.

"It's our hope to be able to file petitions in order to secure the release of the people who have been detained," said Feinberg, of civil rights law firm Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing and Feinburg. "It's our hope that with Congressman Brady's assistance, we will be able to see the folks being held."


Thank you to everyone who dropped everything to protest at JFK.






Trump Triumphant (toon)

This has been posted before, but it needs revisiting given current events.

Malala Yousafzai's statement on President Trump's latest executive order on refugees:

"I am heartbroken that today President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war. I am heartbroken that America is turning its back on a proud history of welcoming refugees and immigrants — the people who helped build your country, ready to work hard in exchange for a fair chance at a new life.

I am heartbroken that Syrian refugee children, who have suffered through six years of war by no fault of their own, are singled-out for discrimination.

I am heartbroken for girls like my friend Zaynab, who fled wars in three countries — Somalia, Yemen and Egypt — before she was even 17. Two years ago she received a visa to come to the United States. She learned English, graduated high school and is now in college studying to be a human rights lawyer.

Zaynab was separated from her little sister when she fled unrest in Egypt. Today her hope of being reunited with her precious sister dims.

In this time of uncertainty and unrest around the world, I ask President Trump not to turn his back on the world’s most defenseless children and families."

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