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Yes, family separation is bad. But what about Hillary Clinton's emails?

Yes, family separation is bad. But what about Hillary Clinton’s emails?

by Dana Milbank Columnist June 19 at 7:47 PM Email the author

Babies are seized from their mothers’ arms. Photographs show their anguish. News reports describe their cages. A recording captures their wailing and a U.S. border official’s cold mockery. A defiant President Trump falsely blames others for the misery he created.

And Republican lawmakers respond as they often have: They hold another hearing about Hillary Clinton’s emails. But they have run this play too many times before.

Just 29 seconds into Tuesday’s hearing on the defeated Democratic 2016 presidential nominee and her emails, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, interrupted to point out that something more important needs attention.

“We have seen the pictures of immigrants ripped apart from their parents at the border. These children are not animals,” he said. “They are children who have been forcibly removed from their parents in our name.”
More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-your-regular-order-is-out-of-order/2018/06/19/4eb3a586-7405-11e8-805c-4b67019fcfe4_story.html?utm_term=.1fe72f8ffbbd&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

Tom Hanks Improvised Shakespeare For Fifteen Minutes

Tom Hanks Improvised Shakespeare For Fifteen Minutes As A Medical Emergency Happened In The Audience

By B. Miller
Updated 3 days ago

Earlier this month, Oscar-winner Tom Hanks returned to the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles to perform in Henry IV as the fat hellion, Falstaff. Falstaff is the primary companion to Prince Hal (son of Henry the IV and heir to the throne).

Fans were already thrilled to see Hanks play the iconic role.

But on June 15, Hanks wowed the crowd in a completely unexpected way!

An audience member passed out during the show, bringing the production to a halt. As the audience grew restless and medics tried to aid the ill theatre-goer, Hanks jumped back onstage and distracted the rest of the audience with improvised Shakespeare. Mr. Hanks remained in character as Falstaff, brought an audience member up onstage, and reprimanded patrons who tried to leave, calling them "scurvy rogues."

More with pictures and video: http://www.guacamoley.com/the-scoop/2018/06/16/aQwSQ/tom-hanks-improvised-shakespeare?utm_content=inf_10_3742_2&tse_id=INF_8210bea071a811e885452962173f413a

FamiliesBelongTogether Rally at Wakulla ICE Detention Center June 30

I didn't know there was an ICE detention center outside of Crawfordville in Wakulla County, Florida.

Here is where to sign up - I guess you will be sent directions to the facility when you do.

#FamiliesBelongTogether Rally at Wakulla ICE Detention Center

Donald Trump and his administration are cruelly separating children from their families. But we won't allow it to continue. On June 30, we're rallying in Washington, D.C., and around the country to tell Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents!

Join us on June 30 to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together!
Donald Trump and his administration are cruelly separating children from their families. But we won't allow it to continue. On June 30, we're rallying around the country and in Washington, D.C., to tell Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents! Trump and his administration have been systematically criminalizing immigration and immigrants, from revoking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to ramping up intimidating ICE tactics. Let's send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together.

Directions:

When: Saturday, June 30 at noon (local time)
Where: ICE Detention Center
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Host: Jennifer R.

https://act.moveon.org/event/families-belong-together/20035/signup/?akid=&zip=&source=


Address with a map at link:
Miami Field Office
15 Oak Street
Crawfordville, FL, 32327
https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/wakulla-county-facility

Tallahassee action against children being separated from their parents

Progressive Leadership Council has scheduled a news conference Tuesday, June 19, at 10:30 am to voice our outrage and concern that Congress is still allowing the separation of these immigrant children from their parents and detention; and demand a response from our Florida Senators and Congressional delegation. We will invite representatives from the offices of both Sens. Nelson and Rubio and Reps. Lawson and Dunn to state their positions at the news conference.

You are invited to the Tuesday 10:30 am news conference at the Florida Press Center at College Avenue & Gadsden Street to express your outrage.

Council President Dorothy Inman Johnson will read a statement on behalf and provide copies. “I invite religious leaders, organizations advocating on behalf of immigrant families, and family and child advocates, including members of the Council, to notify me before Monday if you want to be added as a speaker,” she said

“It is immoral that the Trump administration is using the Bible to justify our government's cruelty to families who have already suffered so much to get here seeking safety from dangerous conditions in their own country.”


I think this is the group:http://tallahassee.newleaderscouncil.org/ I got word through the local Indivisible chapter.

The last township that survived the Highland Clearances

The last township that survived the Highland Clearances
Alison Campsie
Published: 11:09 Updated: 11:23 Wednesday 26 July 2017

It is a remarkable window into old Scotland and a way of life lived for hundreds of years.

Auchindrain in Argyll, a scattering of cottages and longhouses south of Inverary, was first recorded more than 500 years ago.

It is now considered the last standing example of a Scottish township, where residents banded together in a joint tenancy and shared responsibility for paying the rent and working the land.

Today, it stands today much as it did in the late 1700s after surviving the Highland Clearances given its landowner, the Duke of Argyll, rejected advice to break down the township and turn the land into individual crofts.

Incredibly, the township survived until 1963 when the last tenant, Eddie McCallum, surrendered his tenancy with the Duke and left Auchindrain for good. His family had farmed there 1829.

More: https://www.scotsman.com/news/the-last-township-that-survived-the-highland-clearances-1-4514302

North Korea signs....

📌 1985: North Korea signs Nuclear NonProliferation Treaty
📌 1992: North Korea signs historic agreement to halt nuclear program!
📌 1994: North Korea signs historic agreement to halt nuclear program!
📌 1999: North Korea signs historic agreement to end missile tests
📌 2000: North Korea signs historic agreement to reunify Korea! Nobel Peace Prize is awarded
📌 2005: North Korea declares support for "denuclearization" of Korean peninsula
📌 2005: North Korea signs historic agreement to halt nuclear program and "denuclearize"!
📌 2006: North Korea declares support for "denuclearization" of Korean peninsula
📌 2006: North Korea again support for "denuclearization" of Korean peninsula
📌 2007: North Korea signs historic agreement to halt nuclear program!
📌 2007: N&S Korea sign agreement on reunification
📌 2010: North Korea commits to ending Korean War
📌 2010: North Korea announces commitment to "denuclearize"
📌 2010: North Korea again announces commitment to "denuclearize"
📌 2011: North Korea announces plan to halt nuclear and missile tests
📌 2012: North Korea announces halt to nuclear program
📌 2015: North Korea offers to halt nuclear tests
📌 2016: North Korea again announces support for "denuclearization"


Copied from an Indivisible Facebook post.

The Sandhill Crane Story - Mark Smith

Mark Smith
Published on Jun 7, 2017
I followed a pair of nesting Sandhill Cranes for 3 months. In that short time span, I captured hours worth of incredible footage and walked among these majestic birds. The things I learned humbled me, saddened me and taught me more than I could ever have imagined. Take a small peek inside the incredible life of these awesome birds.

I always wanted a compilation like this one

From the old Laverne & Shirley TV show. This was brought to mind by the thread begun by red dog 1 Post a line from a TV show and see if anyone can guess what show it's from without using Google.



Lenny & Squiggy were my favorite part of that show!



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Ninety-seven years ago today, the first bombs ever dropped on American soil fell

Contributing Editor Nate Morris’ Facebook post about 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre goes viral
By The Black Wall St Times on June 4, 2018



Ninety-seven years ago today, the first bombs ever dropped on American soil fell on the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, OK.

Greenwood ― the most preeminent black community in the United States at the time ― was home to 10,000 residents and contained scores of black-owned businesses, hotels, restaurants, law offices, doctors offices, movie theaters, and more. Following an incident between a young black man and a young white woman in a downtown elevator, many of the nearly 3,200 Klan members in Tulsa and countless more white vigilantes armed themselves with firearms and marched north to Greenwood.

They opened fire in the streets, set businesses and homes ablaze, and dropped napalm-like bombs from fertilizer planes flying overhead.

With the help of the National Guard and the local police force, they arrested nearly 6,000 black residents and forced them into temporary internment camps in the Brady Theater ― now a popular Tulsa music venue ― while their thriving community was systematically leveled. Many of those imprisoned were starved, beaten and killed in the same space the city hosts jubilant concerts in today.

More: https://theblackwallsttimes.com/2018/06/04/contributing-editor-nate-morris-facebook-post-about-1921-tulsa-race-massacre-goes-viral/


The original Facebook post from May 31: https://www.facebook.com/nate.morris.va/posts/10157692894764129
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