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Just thought of this. If Mueller gets Trump's tax returns they can also

be accessed from the Freedom of Information Act.

I don't see why that information would be classified.

"Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Guidelines
A. The Scope of the Freedom of Information Act
All IRS records are subject to FOIA requests. However, FOIA does not require the IRS to release
all documents that are subject to FOIA requests. The IRS may withhold information pursuant to
nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the FOIA statute.
The Freedom of Information Act applies to records either created or obtained by an agency and
under agency control at the time of the FOIA request. Agencies within the executive branch of the
federal government, including the Executive Office of the President and independent regulatory
agencies are subject to the FOIA.
State governments, municipal corporations, the courts,
Congress and private citizens are not subject to the FOIA.


Pope Francis close confidantes published a scathing rebuke of fundamentalism

The article attacks the decades-old partnership between two strands of American Christianity ― fundamentalist evangelicals and Catholics who are brought together by the “same desire for religious influence in the political sphere.” Although these two groups differ on a number of theological issues, they have come together since the 1980s and 1990s over issues like abortion and same-sex marriage, according to the AP.

One of the most worrisome aspects of this alliance for the pair is how it encourages hatred of different ethnicities and conflates Islam with terrorism. This view of the world stands in stark contrast to Pope Francis’ interfaith outreach and his repeated calls to build bridges, not walls.

“The most dangerous prospect for this strange ecumenism is attributable to its xenophobic and Islamophobic vision that wants walls and purifying deportations,”

Spadaro and Figueroa wrote that the desire of these Christian fundamentalists is to “submit the state to the Bible with a logic that is no different from the one that inspires Islamic fundamentalism.”

Much more at link


State Department spends $15,000 on rooms at Trump hotel

The State Department spent more than $15,000 to book 19 rooms at the new Trump hotel in Vancouver when members of President Trump’s family headlined the grand opening of the tower in late February.

The hotel bookings — which were released to The Washington Post under a Freedom of Information Act request — reflect the first evidence of State Department expenditures at a Trump-branded property since President Trump took office in January.


The president’s sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, their spouses, and the president’s daughter, Tiffany, were flanked by a heavy security presence on Feb. 28 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a VIP party hosted by developer Joo Kim Tiah, the son of one of Malaysia’s wealthiest businessmen.


How do we know that Robert Mueller is not on the take also?

He was appointed by Jeff Sessions right? Lying snake Jeff Sessions. Why would Jeff Sessions appoint anyone that could get him in trouble and put him in jail. Why would Trump allow anyone to be appointed that would put him or his family in jail.

It has been a long time and we've seen nothing so far. I would just love for some news organization to investigate and make sure he is not as dirty as the rest

Sick fucking animal abuser Steve King trying to make dog fighting legal. Sign please

The petition goes to a sit with a graphic picture so be warned.

I am so fucking mad about this. They are all sadists.

Please Tweet about it to him too. @SteveKingIA


To show your friends who think they are safe carrying a gun.

This is not a new video but it bears repeating.

Some information that I just found out watching MSNBC

I cannot see the man's name so if someone finds out please let me know and I will edit this:

Anyway, he was talking about a study of voters where they were shown candidates and pieces of information like health care, Social security, food stamps juxtaposed with taxes for the very wealthy and deregulation that favor the big companies and they found that people did not understand that the GOP is on the side of the big companies and removing security nets for the middle class and the poor. Trump voters just thought he would "shake things up" not having the slightest idea that that meant more money for him and his cronies.

These voters, Trump voters, do not realize that they are voting for the wealthiest people in the country and against their own best interests.

That information needs to be explained to all people. People would not vote for a Trump if they knew what we Democrats knew; that he is all for the big companies and not for the average Joe and Jane.

This should be a message that we sell to the masses from now on. The GOP only wins when people believe their lies.

So there is this man who goes to my Buddhist group who has been expelled

from at least one Christian church and spoken to at at least one other about his behavior toward women.

He is one of those types that quarters off a woman from the heard and then talks her ear off and follows closely and would have sex with her if he could ever get her to have sex with him but he can't. He is a 40 year old virgin.

He also has Traumatic brain injury. He can speak fine and some of the other things that he used to do, (like write obsessively in his journal) he has stopped because I have gotten on his case about

The issue is when I found out he was kicked out of this other church yesterday because, (according to him) "some of the women have had bad experiences with men and I saw with them when I wasn't supposed to"

I kind of blew a mini fuse. Others seem to think he does not know what he is doing and they give him a big pass and I think he damn well should know what he is doing and he should cut it the fuck out.

Of course I am one who he cornered when I first came around. I am also a survivor or sexual abuse.

How do you find out how much of a person's behavior, 'he can't help" and how much is just serious self centered-ness or even using his disability as a means to get away with what other people would not get away with?

I wish we had a forum where we could just bitch about all the things that our friends can't stand to

listen to anymore.

I am not a big complainer but I have some things that have been going on in my family for several years and I feel I can't talk about anymore because I have worn my friends out. It's the same damn problem that I can accept sometimes but go crazy over at other times

I am really trying to be spiritual about it.......things happen for a reason yadda yadda but something I want to blow a hole in the wall with a piece of home decor. I screamed all alone in my house today and I felt dizzy and then I got a pain in my head so I thought I gave myself a stroke.

Here is a little interpretive emoticon expression piece on how I have been feeling all day.

Hartz's made a pledge to stop obtaining dog treats from China. NOT

I was just at CVS and looking at their dog treats. It turns out the the CVS brands have really stood by their promise and no longer get any treats from China but Hartz, which is right next to them are still doing it!

I just wrote them a strong letter. If anyone else wants to write or check with a CVS that they may visit here is the link.


Remember how many dogs died by bad pet food and pet treats from China? There was no regulations over there. And the sad thing is I was told by this man that there still are no regulations.

My babies deserve more than crap coming from China. So do yours.
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