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VIDEO: Stoneman Douglas KIDS Perform Moving Tribute to Shooting Victims

The students wrote the music, wrote the lyrics, and performed live on CNN at their HUGE Town hall surrounded by their parents, peers, and the whole world watching.

Each have more courage then the cowardly politicians that didn't join them.


Listen and weep.

Share with all you know.

Watch our future hope

Kids + #MeToo + Women + Decent Citizens Can We Retire GOP Obstruction?

If 60% of the 70% that are not GOP show up to vote, can we rid this country of anti-democracy?

We have a voter turn out problem

We need to register the 18 - 30 age people asap.

We need obstruction proof majorities if democracy is to survive.

What is being done?

Attn Clooneys, OPRAH & Sane Rich People: Kids Need a Liberal Version of Koch's ALEC

From The Nation:

......"This article is part of a Nation series exposing the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)...

"....Hundreds of ALEC’s model bills and resolutions bear traces of Koch DNA:

raw ideas that were once at the fringes but that have been carved into “mainstream” policy through the wealth and will of Charles and David Koch.

Of all the Kochs’ investments in right-wing organizations, ALEC provides some of the best returns:

it gives the Kochs a way to make their brand of free-market fundamentalism legally binding......"

Please visit ALEC WEBSITE to see what they are up to. Not posting pics or quotes.....fear


Right to Work laws were cooked up by ALEC. Saves GOP lawmakers the tedious task of doing their freaking jobs. ALEC crafts the bills, GOP lawmakers just carry water.



Can lawmaker oppose proposed legislation to BAN THIS?


Not to be out done by this 1-1/2 year old shooting AR-15


If sane people had an ALEC-like weapon, we could put this proposed ban before every state legislature and dare then to neglect to pass


DAILYKOS: Paul Ryan Says "We All Knew...Russia"

Well, now that the world knows you knew.......


"The GOP Leadership has some serious explaining to do …

They knew about the Russian delivery of DNC emails to Wikileaks (from their personal CIA briefings in September 2016) — and they did NOTHING to speak out and prevent its exploitation, to help get Donald Jackass Trump elected.

"The Republican Party and its use of Russian disinformation.

In recent weeks the public has learned a great deal more about how extensive the Russian disinformation campaign was last year. And just yesterday, the new CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, once again confirmed that Wikileaks acted on behalf of Russia last year and warned that people promoting its materials could be doing the bidding of a hostile foreign power.


There was little doubt that this material was coming from the Russian government. As Paul Ryan recently said, "We all knew this before the election. We all knew Russia was trying to meddle with our election." The CIA briefed Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell about the Russian campaign in September.


So to be clear — the Republican Party of the United States knowingly used materials provided by a hostile foreign power in an American election. It continued to use these materials for months after it was known they were coming from Russia, and for months after they were asked to stop using them by the Democratic Party and even other Republican leaders.

[...] [Emphasis Added]

Paul Ryan: "We all knew this before the election. We all knew Russia was trying to meddle with our election."

6 Russian Troll Stories, a Collection Spanning 2015 to Present

Please let me know if you fin a new story. The collection will be a more complete story under one cover to help others researching this topic.

Information Warrior Team work.

Learn the different strategies the trolls have shared. It will help know when you have a troll or troll team in front of you.

The Updated Post:

A Professional Russian Troll, who worked for Internet Research Agency named in Mr. Mueller's recent Indictment news, tells how the troll teams formula worked.

Reported by Radio Free Europe 2015

The interview is a fascinating read.

I have paraphrased one short version of the interview here:


Troll Disinformation Procedure Short Version:

1. Propaganada Department posts propaganda article that will be posted on selected public forums.

2. A 3-Member Troll team goes to each listed forum site and works the Formula:

2.a. Troll number one attacks the article/writer;
2.b. Troll number two supports writer/article and includes supporting picture/graphic; and
2.c. Troll number 3 also support propaganda with a link to a supporting propaganda article.


The former Russian troll spells out exactly how the trolls worked in tandem to sway public opinion.

Quote from the interview:

Someone in another Internet Research department

...."would write something on the forum -- some kind of news -- and our task was to comment on it.

We did it by dividing into teams of three.

One of us would be the "villain," the person who disagrees with the forum and criticizes the authorities, in order to bring a feeling of authenticity to what we're doing.

The other two enter into a debate with him -- "No, you're not right; everything here is totally correct."

One of them should provide some kind of graphic or image that fits in the context, and

the other has to post a link to some content that supports his argument. You see?

Villain, picture, link"

Very interesting read, written way back in 2015!

USA knew about the Russian indicted troll factory in 2015.

Also in 2015, Dutch intelligence alerted US FBI to Russian "Cozy Bear" hacking of Democratic National Committee during Hillary Clinton campaign

DonViego reported another Russian Troll speaking out recently as well. That is two so far!

A former Russian troll speaks: 'It was like being in Orwell's world' [View all]
By Anton Troianovski February 17 at 7:10 PM


CNN Russian Troll Story

Daily Beast Troll Story - Featuring Samantha Bee

Wall Street Journal Story

4 Videos: 1-1/2 & 2 year olds Firing AR-15s: Is nothing illegal?

Is this really legal? Oh no, really?


Not to be out done by this 1-1/2 year old shooting AR-15


When they grow up a little, dad can add the BUMP stock

12 year old shooting AR-15 BUMP


You have to understand a few of the AR-15's popular features:

1. Soft kick, babies can fire them. (see above)

2. Easily custom fit with bumps (see above)

3. Converted to be FULLY AUTOMATIC machine guns


4. Can win an AR-15 with a $10 raffle ticket at 1,000s of raffles throughout the US

Here are some Raffle flyers. (FOP in posters means Fraternal Order of Police)

To see how widespread this is, maybe near you, Google search - Police Gun Raffle - or FOP Gun Raffle or Firemen Gun Raffle or Cop Gun Raffle or just plain "Gun raffle"


Last Bill JFK Signed was The Community Mental Health Act 1963

Only about half of the 1,500 centers were completed but grossly underfunded.

My grandson has had 3 friends commit suicide. In a small town of 12,000, median income $60k.

THREE SUICIDES, add two adult neighbors to the people he knows that have offed themselves.

My 17 year old grandson knows 5 people very well that committed suicide.

I have to wonder if JFK's dream had been fulfilled and fully funded, would these three boys and two dads be alive today? If they could have walked into a center and had open access to mental health care would they have shot themselves?

My grandson and his friends families can't afford mental health care to deal with these losses. I stay very close to him and we talk and talk and talk.

What is new under the sun?

The GOP tolerates token social programs done on the cheap, preferrably privatized so their progeny can get rich.

JFK's 1963 Bill fizzled in practice. Access to mental health care is horrible in the USA. Insurer's don't want to pay, practioners want to make money, and families can't afford the high copays, so kids/people in need go without.

There's just not enough money to be made helping the depressed, suicidal, and even murderous youth today.

October, 2013 Article tells us about Kennedy's vision

..........."The Community Mental Health Act reflected a bold new vision for the treatment of mental illness, but much remains to be done to fulfill that promise.

WHile the legislation did usher in positive and hopeful changes for millions of people with serious illnesses such as schizophrenia, progress stalled because of funding challenges and continuing stigma.

Only half of the proposed community mental health centers were ever built, and those were never fully funded. Drastic cuts were made to the remaining community mental health centers at the beginning of the Reagan administration.

The lack of access to community-based care leaves nowhere for the sickest people to turn, so they end up in hospital emergency rooms, homeless shelters or prison. “The three largest mental health providers in the nation today are jails: Cook County in Illinois, Los Angeles County and Rikers Island in New York,” the Deseret News reports.

At the state and federal levels, further action is needed to fulfill President Kennedy’s vision of accessible, quality community-based care.

Today (2013) in Congress, the pending Excellence in Mental Health Act would allow up to 1.5 million more Americans living with addiction and mental health needs, including 200,000 returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, get the care they require. This bill has broad bipartisan support, but has been held up by the budget stalemate.

Funding and reimbursement rates would more accurately reflect the cost of providing care at these centers. The bill would bring important national standards to community-based behavioral health services.

In the wake of the Newtown shooting last year, a bipartisan group of lawmakers rallied to support the bill but it has been held up by the budget stalemate.

JFK’s vision fifty years ago replaced despair with hope, and opened the door for community-based treatment. In Massachusetts and across the country, we have seen countless people with mental illness and addiction disorders recover and live full, productive and happy lives. We owe it to them to strengthen our resolve and go beyond promising quality mental health care. We must actually pay for it..........."

Did the new mental health bill pass

in 2010? NO

in 2012. NO

in 2013? NO

Thank you heartless GOP obstructionists.

I know of 5 fairly recent suicides as well. Knew of only one for my entire 60+ years until a couple of years ago. FIVE

This is new behavior and, yes, I blame access to guns.

S HuckSands "Spout and Run" Presser 2/20/2018

I watched the Trump White House presser for the first time today.


Crafted non-answers read from a notebook.

and a quick dash from the podium.

Why do journalists bother to show up?

These non- answers could be posted on a website. Save a lot of time.

To view

Trump's "Stormy Fixer" May Have a Big IRS Problem

No matter how you slice it, that $130,000 hush money paid to Trump's former lover, Make America Horney Again, Stormy Daniels via a Delaware shell by Trump's friend/lawyer tripped the IRS's WTH wire.

Who actually provided the money?

..." Martin J. Sheil, a former IRS fraud investigator, says it’s simpler than that. All you have to do is follow the money. Appearing on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell tonight, Sheil said he immediately saw Cohen’s account as a potential case of tax fraud. He notes that Cohen could have simply written a check to Stephanie Clifford (Daniels real name) and be done with it if he had nothing to hide.

Instead, he set up a shell corporation in Delaware which then funneled the money to someone named Peggy Peterson.

That’s where the IRS comes in. Every taxpayer is familiar with the IRS 1099 Form, the form where earnings are reported. Sheil points out that Stephanie Clifford’s name MUST appear on the 1099 form that Cohen’s shell company was required to issue. If it does not, it’s fraud...a felony. Sheil also says this could potentially lead to conspiracy charges that could reach all the way up to the Oval Office if Trump was involved in the coverup."


The articles comments add interesting depth to the legal jeopardy Trump's buddy Atty Cohen faces.

So Pence's Tiger-Teams really DID the WH Staff Vetting

Wow, who would have guessed? The Mooch was a key vetting Tiger. The Best

"Fueled by coffee and chicken salad sandwiches from the Trump Tower's cafe, Sweeney and three other high-powered Trump partisans have completed more than 300 interviews thus far. They're conducting 30- to 60-minute interviews of applicants for jobs including senior national security and intelligence positions, ambassadors, undersecretaries and top-ranking officials in nearly every federal agency. They conduct interviews by phone or in person and rank finalists 1 through 5. The final hiring is done by senior Trump aides following background checks.

"The last two weeks we did a lot of work on State Department and United Nations positions and the pool of applicants is impressive beyond belief," Sweeney said. "We did 15 phone interviews with ambassadors around the world yesterday, including six current ambassadors looking for extensions."

Sweeney is conducting interviews alongside three transition team members, lawyers all: Martin Silverstein, U.S. ambassador to Uruguay under President George W. Bush; Ira Greenstein, president of Genie Energy Ltd.; and financier Anthony Scaramucci, founder and co-managing partner of the hedge fund SkyBridge Capital."

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