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"...other people were grabbing at my balls": Sexual assault at Trump rally. Why am I not surprised?

What this man is describing is a violent sexual assault, instigated and orchestrated by Trump himself.

"Trump, I didn't see exactly what happened. It looked like he was pointing at me, almost like he was instigating something."

"...other people were grabbing at my balls"


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2016/nov/06/i-just-wanted-to-show-a-sign-protester-relives-trump-fans-attack-at-nevada-rally-video


question: is the bullying of muslim children in school an acceptable topic of discussion here?

I've been told that it is not.



Elementary school cancels mock election after kids chant ‘Trump’

A New York elementary school has canceled its traditional mock presidential election after kids chanted “Trump” and repeated “negative rhetoric about minorities,” according to the school principal.

Children at Jericho Elementary School in Centereach will be voting for their favorite school lunch instead of their favorite presidential candidate after their mock campaign season got too heated.

“Some people were getting angry because some people like Trump and some people like Clinton,” fifth-grader Miranda Waters told a local ABC News affiliate. “Some people think Clinton’s not good. Some think Trump’s not good. So there’s a lot of arguments going on, and I don’t like that.”


School officials decided to cancel the mock election to prevent minority students “from feeling uncomfortable,” according to Glen Rogers, the school’s principal.

“Teachers have said they’ve heard some kids in the cafeteria chanting ‘Trump! Trump! Trump!’ or saying they don’t want Muslims here,” Mr. Rogers told ABC News.

“I mean, kids often repeat what they hear on the TV or the news, but it doesn’t mean it’s OK,” he said. “We have a diverse community here. We want all our students to feel valued.”


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/3/elementary-school-cancels-mock-election-after-kids/

"They've been calling me 'terrorist' at my school."


Watch These Kids Talk About How Trump Has Made Their Lives Hell

"They've been calling me 'terrorist' at my school."




Donald Trump has warned of Mexican rapists and drug dealers, called for a ban on Muslims entering the country, publicly mocked a New York Times reporter with a disability, and made lewd comments toward women. A new video from Hillary Clinton's campaign suggests that America's kids are watching—and that many are feeling the aftershocks every day at school.

Clinton first raised the idea of a so-called "Trump effect" in an August speech in Reno, Nevada. "Parents and teachers are already worrying about what they call the 'Trump effect,'" Clinton told supporters. "They report that bullying and harassment are on the rise in our schools, especially targeting students of color, Muslims, and immigrants." The term was popularized by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which in April released a survey of 2,000 K-12 teachers highlighting real concern about the effect the campaign's hostile rhetoric has had inside America's classrooms. More than half of respondents saw an uptick in uncivil political discourse, and more than one-third saw "an increase in anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiment." Of the 5,000 comments taken in the survey, more than 1,000 cited Trump specifically.

It's difficult to know whether bullying and harassment are actually on the rise this year. The SPLC report was unscientific, and federal bullying data likely won't be released for some time. (Data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that school-based bullying declined between 2007 and 2013.) But teachers and experts alike worry about the influence this election will continue to have on children in the future.

"The aggressive name-calling and mocking we have seen on both sides of this campaign has a ripple effect on our society, affecting both adults and children who learn by example how you achieve power and status by belittling your opponent," Dewey Cornell, a forensic clinical psychologist and education professor at the University of Virginia, wrote in an email. "I expect the effects are not just in the classroom, but in the workplace and in homes across the country."

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/11/hillary-clinton-video-bullying-schools-trump-effect

Man convicted in deadly shooting during Sunday services (X-posted from LBN)

Gundamentalism is toxic.


Source: Associated Press

Nov 4, 2:13 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of a fellow churchgoer during Sunday services in a suburban Philadelphia church.

A jury convicted 46-year-old Mark Storms of Lansdale hours after beginning deliberations on Thursday in the April death of Robert Braxton III in North Wales.

Investigators say the 27-year-old Braxton became disruptive and that Storms ordered him to leave, showing him a concealed weapons permit and a handgun. They say Braxton punched Storms and was then shot twice.

About 300 congregants attended the service that day.

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CHURCH_SHOOTINGS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-11-04-02-13-07


Somebody posted the names of 4 Iowans yesterday: Shannon Bogh, Romane Nunn, Vernon Mace, Christopher

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=8266846

Why?

Was yesterday kick Iowa day?

I think they just want to rub it in.

Once again, the death cult of gundamentalism reaches out and touches Iowa (X-posted from GD)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028266714

And once again, Iowans are left to hug each other while gundamentalists hug their guns.













Emotional act of kindness brings Iowa police officer to tears

The video starts with a woman clasping one hand with an Iowa police officer. Her other hand delivers the officer a case of bottled water.

"I can't even imagine," she said, her voice breaking. "This is the only thing I know ... how to help ... is to feed."

The 40-second clip, from Des Moines television station KCCI, has traveled quickly across social media, with people moved by the emotional, gracious moment. The video comes in the wake of the fatal shooting of an Urbandale police officer and a Des Moines police officer in apparent "ambush style" attacks early Wednesday.

Scott Michael Greene is suspected of ambushing the two metro-area police officers who were shot and killed. Police have brought Greene, 46, into custody.

"I want you guys to be hydrated and not be hungry," the woman tearfully told the officer. "And I want you to come home to your families, because I want my dad to come home to me. And I want my friends to come home to me. And I'm sorry."

"And I'm here for you all. I don't know how else to help or what else to do," she continued.

The clip shows a tear streaming down the officer's cheek as the two embraced.

"Thank you," the officer said.

snip----------------------------

(Video at link) http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2016/11/02/emotional-act-kindness-brings-iowa-police-officer-tears/93161914/






Once again, the Death Cult of Gundamentalism reaches out and touches Iowa.

Iowans are left to hug each other while gundamentalists hug their guns.









Emotional act of kindness brings Iowa police officer to tears

The video starts with a woman clasping one hand with an Iowa police officer. Her other hand delivers the officer a case of bottled water.

"I can't even imagine," she said, her voice breaking. "This is the only thing I know ... how to help ... is to feed."

The 40-second clip, from Des Moines television station KCCI, has traveled quickly across social media, with people moved by the emotional, gracious moment. The video comes in the wake of the fatal shooting of an Urbandale police officer and a Des Moines police officer in apparent "ambush style" attacks early Wednesday.

Scott Michael Greene is suspected of ambushing the two metro-area police officers who were shot and killed. Police have brought Greene, 46, into custody.

"I want you guys to be hydrated and not be hungry," the woman tearfully told the officer. "And I want you to come home to your families, because I want my dad to come home to me. And I want my friends to come home to me. And I'm sorry."

"And I'm here for you all. I don't know how else to help or what else to do," she continued.

The clip shows a tear streaming down the officer's cheek as the two embraced.

"Thank you," the officer said.

snip----------------------------

(Video a link) http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2016/11/02/emotional-act-kindness-brings-iowa-police-officer-tears/93161914/










Greenville Church burned and spray painted "Vote Trump" (X-posted from LBN)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141613640





GREENVILLE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Tuesday night sometime after 11 p.m. authorities responded to a call about a church burning.

Local Black church Hopewell M.B. Church was not only burned but also vandalized with the words "Vote Trump" spray painted on the side of the building.

Mayor Errick D. Simmons, Greenville Fire Chief, Washington County Sheriff and other local state and federal law enforcement agencies are holding a press conference Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

The press conference will be held at the Greenville Fire Department Headquarters.

http://www.wdam.com/story/33592564/church-in-greenville-burned-and-spray-painted-vote-trump



Trump says he would require schools to have guns, Clinton says

Source: Politifact

Hillary Clinton says that as president, she would "tackle the epidemic of gun violence in America," while her opponent Donald Trump would "do nothing."

At a rally in Cincinnati eight days before Election Day, Clinton explained how she and Trump differ on the issue of guns. The National Rifle Association endorsed Trump, and "in return" Trump has adopted various anti-gun control positions, she said.

"He’s even said, on his very first day in office, he would require every school in America to let people carry guns into our classrooms," Clinton said. "How can anyone think our schools would be safer with more guns?"

We wondered if Trump really has said he’d put allowing guns in classrooms at the top of his priorities list.


Read more: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/nov/01/hillary-clinton/trump-said-he-would-require-schools-allow-guns-cli/



This fall we've been performing a couple of experiments on the effects of introducing gun culture on universities and in Presidential campaigns.

Gun culture is as toxic when forced on education as it is when forced on Presidential elections.

I don't need to tell anybody here about the sickening, disgusting effects that the introduction of gun culture into this Presidential campaign has had, from loose talk of assassination, armed voter intimidation, and even talk of the possibility of overthrowing the votes of the people by force of arms.

The introduction of gun culture into this Presidential election has increased anxiety, tension, uncertainty, and fear.

This fall has also been the first semester of the introduction of gun culture into the University of Texas, and the effects on university culture has been much the same as the effects of gun culture in this Presidential campaign.

Courageous women like Ana Lopez, a leader of UT's "Cocks, not Glocks" movement, responded quickly to defend themselves and their university, with grace, humor and wit, in the very best traditions of student campus activism.

Of course, gun culture demanded that a fictional "snuff film" video be made of the assassination of Ana Lopez, with blood splattering everywhere.

The introduction of gun culture onto university campuses has increased anxiety, tension, uncertainty, and fear.

Is this just a coincidence?

Or is gun culture toxic?



(**TIGGER WARNING** frictional account of the assassination of Ana Lopez.**)








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