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dixiegrrrrl

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: SW Alabama. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 02:09 PM
Number of posts: 58,824

About Me

Retired Mental Health/Sub. Abuse therapist, happily moldering in "Maycomb", 2 notches from the buckle of the Bible Belt. One cat away from crazy.

Journal Archives

He's planning to keep immigrant kids at GITMO!!!!!!!!!

the Defense Department awarded a $23 million dollar contract to construct a “Contingency Mass Migration Complex” at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station”
According to the Q&A attached to the solicitation for that award, the contractor specifically inquired about holding migrant children at that facility and was told that several migrant children have in fact been held there within the past few years.


With the government running out of space to detain migrant children, the Trump administration has floated GITMO as a solution and the award specifies that children and families may be detained at the GITMO facility under the terms of the contract. https://www.fbo.gov/utils/dZip?base=cdfcf19ad2e8f7541f38c41ceb6bf6c9&class=document_package_archive&id=025cf3182db7dc43f0ac5d8368995e67

https://twitter.com/mle_goldman/status/1145321481112604672

go to her main Twitter link for the rest of the info.

There is a protest planned for Jul 2, first I heard of it was today.

Here's a bit of fun


punch in your birthdate...or any date...top of this page, and a list of words that were first used that year will appear, or so says Miriam Webster..

https://www.merriam-webster.com/time-traveler/

you can then B click on a word and open it into a google definition page.

"Reek....your name is...Reek"


EPA's air pollution chief steps down after ethics probe raises new questions

In plain english, he LIED


The former utility lawyer who led much of President Donald Trump’s rollback of pollution regulations will leave the Environmental Protection Agency — a move that comes after he provided conflicting information to Congress about his connections to the industry, three sources knowledgeable about the matter told POLITICO.

EPA air pollution chief Bill Wehrum’s ties to his old law firm and especially the Utility Air Regulatory Group, an influential collection of coal-heavy utilities that lobbied against climate regulations, drew scrutiny from House Democrats, who launched an investigation in April. POLITICO reported in February that 25 power companies and six industry trade groups agreed to pay the firm a total of $8.2 million in 2017, the same year President Donald Trump tapped Wehrum to join the EPA.

Wehrum has said he represented only the group, not its member utilities, some of which he had met with in his role at EPA. But people with knowledge of the case said actions taken by his old law firm, Hunton Andrews Kurth, have led congressional investigators to believe that the utilities were also clients, in which case Wehrum may have violated his ethics agreement.
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/26/epa-bill-wehrum-1556621

?itemid=8171986

OK, this is a must see

A scathing "social satire", except I am not seeing as much satire as I see reality of now.


A new tv show, Years and Years, with Emma Thompson as a Trump like Prime minister, who gets into office after all the problems we have seen since 2008 have occurred.

In episode 6, of 6 episodes,
she is talking to a roomful of potential contractors about building sites for concentration camps, using the exact language that is being used NOW to tidy up the ldea of what they are doing.
PLUS


what happens when you get people in them that you cannot ever let go of ( Like Guantanamo.).

BBC One/HBO..mebbe some peeks are available on Youtube.

My jaw is dropped because of the exact situations to now that is in a series that had to be written before Trump's concentration camps hit the news last week, and they went past what we see now to imagine the ultimate future of where this could lead.




100 children moved back to controversial Clint, Texas, border facility


The Clint facility and others have been heavily criticized after lawyers, doctors and advocates warned of what they called major health and hygiene problems.
"The kids had colds and were sick and said they didn't have access to soap to wash their hands. It was an alcohol-based cleanser. Some kids who were detained for two to three weeks had only one or two opportunities to shower," Clara Long, a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, has said of the Clint facility.
"One said they hadn't showered in three weeks. Hygiene and living conditions like this creates a risk of spreading infectious disease. It makes me very concerned about the public health emergency."

Recent allegations of perilous conditions in Clint have also been referred to Office of the Inspector General and Customs and Border Protection Office of Professional Responsibility, the CBP official said Tuesday.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/25/politics/clint-texas-children/index.html

Here's that protest schedule you have been waiting for

On July 12th, outraged people from around the country will shine a light on the horrific abuses of the Trump administration in human detention camps.



This is the twitter organizing page...It was endorsed today by the New York Times Editorial Board. !!!
also at https://www.lightsforliberty.org/

https://twitter.com/Lights4Liberty

This is a very good site for information on what is going with the camp issues and protesting.
AOC retweets to this site
https://twitter.com/hashtag/DontLookAway?src=hash

pls help spread the word...I can't think of anything more vital than this at the moment.
Trump and his Nazi wannabee Miller have to be stopped,

Melania announces Be Best ambassadors to "improve lives of children"


while migrant kids face "inhumane" conditions

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"There is no greater opportunity than that of helping children reach their fullest potential as they grow up."


Now I understand what "irony is dead" means.

https://www.newsweek.com/melania-trump-best-ambassadors-migrant-children-1445581?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_medium=Social

Did you catch the live streaming play of the Mueller report???



It was marvelous, and hope it will be on youtube later tonight/tomorrow.

Info.
https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheInvestigation?src=tren&data_id=tweet%3A1143311281580986368

Surprise!! The for-profit prison owners are making a bundle from trump's cruelty to immigrants.

I know damn well that if there were a way to profit from giving them freedom, he would be for it. His outrage is not genuine.

His cruelty is, tho .



https://twitter.com/OmarAslamLugo/status/1143247756267421696
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