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dixiegrrrrl

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 01:09 PM
Number of posts: 48,825

About Me

Happily retired and now enjoy being the "Queen of Everything" in our house in the woods. (Mr. Dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

Journal Archives

As he promised: Obama lawyers team up to fight Trump

Top lawyers from former President Obama’s administration are launching a group aimed at keeping President Trump from breaking ethics rules.
United to Protect Democracy will focus on issues such as Trump administration officials potentially intervening in regulatory agencies or intimidating staff.

The organization has already submitted 50 Freedom of Information Act requests regarding ethics in the Trump administration.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer responded to the group’s formation by waving off any potential ethics concerns.
“This administration has raised the level of ethics training and oversight to a new level compared to the practices of the previous administration,” he told Politico.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320765-obama-lawyers-group-to-fight-trump-report


Here is the web site....pls. share as you see fit.

https://unitedtoprotectdemocracy.org/



Orange Foolius ......someone named him Orange Foolius ...

List of senators still opposing the Independent Investigation of Trump

Reads like the membership of the Tea Party

at link...

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Pls. hold a thought for Mira who is having surgery right about now.

It should go well, but extra hugs sent her way will be extra appreciated.

( I will let her share any details she chooses)

How many people do you think there were at that rally?

You know, the campaign he held in Fla. today, at our expense?

Journalists post a VERY moving response to Dolt 45's bashing of the news.

You might need a kleenex....

be sure to scroll down to see all the pictures

https://twitter.com/i/moments/832969978559111168

Notorious Mercenary Erik Prince Is Advising Trump From the Shadows

This is Jeremy Scahill's article from Jan.
The bit about Prince and Bannon is disconcerting.


In July, Prince told Trump’s senior adviser and white supremacist Steve Bannon, at the time head of Breitbart News, that the Trump administration should recreate a version of the Phoenix Program, the CIA assassination ring that operated during the Vietnam War, to fight ISIS. Such a program, Prince said, could kill or capture “the funders of Islamic terror and that would even be the wealthy radical Islamist billionaires funding it from the Middle East, and any of the other illicit activities they’re in.”

Prince also said that Trump would be the best force to confront “Islamic fascism.” “As for the world looking to the United States for leadership, unfortunately, I think they’re going to have to wait till January and hope Mr. Trump is elected because, clearly, our generals don’t have a stomach for a fight,” Prince said. “Our president doesn’t have a stomach for a fight and the terrorists, the fascists, are winning.”

Snip:

Ultimately, Prince sold Blackwater and now heads up a Hong Kong-based company known as Frontier Services Group. The Intercept has previously reported on Prince’s efforts to build a private air force for hire and his close ties to Chinese intelligence. One of his latest schemes is a proposal to deploy private contractors to work with Libyan security forces to stop the flow of refugees to Europe.

Prince has long fantasized that he is the rightful heir to the legacy of “Wild Bill” Donovan and his Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the CIA. After 9/11, Prince worked with the CIA on a secret assassination program, in addition to offering former SEALs and other retired special operators to the State Department and other agencies for personal security.
https://theintercept.com/2017/01/17/notorious-mercenary-erik-prince-is-advising-trump-from-the-shadows/

Erik Prince wants to set up two Blackwater-style training camps in China

Erik Prince — founder of the private military company Blackwater, financial backer of President Donald Trump,
brother to the new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos,
and frequent Breitbart radio guest of White House power broker Stephen Bannon —
has been offering his military expertise to support Chinese government objectives and setting up two Blackwater-style training camps in China, according to sources and his own company statements.

The move could put him at odds with Trump, who has often taken a hard line against China, and could also risk violating US law, which prohibits the export of military services or equipment to China.

Former associates of the 47-year-old Prince told BuzzFeed News that the controversial businessman envisions using the bases to train and deploy an army of Chinese retired soldiers who can protect Chinese corporate and government strategic interests around the world, without having to involve the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

In December, Frontier Services Group, of which Prince is chairman, issued a press release that outlined plans to open “a forward operating base in China’s Yunnan province” and another in the troubled Xinjiang region, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority.

“He’s been working very, very hard to get China to buy into a new Blackwater,” said one former associate. “He’s hell bent on reclaiming his position as the world’s preeminent private military provider.”
https://www.buzzfeed.com/aramroston/betsy-devoss-brother-is-setting-up-a-private-army-for-china?utm_term=.hbKaP10q3#.txXlPxEvj

Article has lots of details, with important info re: Prince, Bannon, etc.

If Spicer was the P.R. guy during THIS incident:



you ought to see the reactions to the press conference on Twitter....



https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpPressConference?src=hash

Most of them are people apparently just realizing he is crazy.
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