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About that video from Arnold Schwarzenegger:

I can't find any of the OP with the video, so please give me a pass on not kicking it back up.

I cried when he spoke of the aftermath of nazi Germany. I had family that was among that group. I never met them, and they are not spoken of in my family. I know very little about them.

My 4 grandparents were born in Germany. To the best of my knowledge, they came to the USA before the war. I can only definitely confirm that my grandparents on my mother's side came over in the teens. IOW, before WW2. Those scars run deeper than Arnold speaks of. It became generational here on our shores as well. I'm a second-generation American.

He's right about the damage done to families. Trust me when I say the trauma is passed down until it is dealt with. The trauma stopped and healing began with the second generation in my family.

That said, we must hold people accountable before we can heal and reunite. Nixon being pardoned may have had a short term healing, but we are suffering the damage of that action. The people involved, the people that incited this need to be held to account. Accountability is not vengeance.

We need to impeach again so future generations will be given a nation that had a chance to be able to unite and heal.

I have gone from Undecided to:

The #KHive

I've struggled with making this announcement here and on FB and twitter as we have so many great candidates.

For me, she combines brutal honesty with policy papers that I feel can be legislated.

It's a sad state of affairs that I feel like I need to say that this is NOT a knock on other D candidates.

I will vote Blue in the general. I will not knock or candidates but will say that some people need not be in this race.

Tonight, for now, I am NOT looking at Bloomberg.

Overall, I am not willing to tolerate any candidate that attacks Clinton or Obama.

How to be subversive. AKA: How to Recycling garbage and support the USPS!

I'm a witness to what my husband posted on FB. I am sharing it here because I think DU will like it.

Last weekend, one of our neighbors had a party (they tend to - a lot) and several of their guests parked in front of our house. The next morning, we saw that one of them had dumped some trash from their car on our front yard. We were pretty pissed.

We were busy this week, and didn't do anything about it. Today, I noticed there was a bill in there with their address.

So - I boxed up the trash and mailed it to them. Sure, that's 7 bucks and change out of my pocket, but I would just love to be there when they open it up.

What he failed to mention in that post was that the return address was the house that hosted the party.

Not gonna lie, I love giving hearts.

I wish people knew me a little more on DU so they knew why I gave them.

Happy Valentine day.

Families Belong Together March: Who marched today and where?

If this is already a Thread, I will gladly delete if you can point me to said thread.

We were in DC today and I was astounded at the turnout, Sounds like 30-50K -- and I am REALLY cool with that as I am seeing that it looks like the march was millions over the country and the world. It was REALLY hot here in DC and people still showed up -- TONS of preteens and teens with their parents. I talked to a few parents and they told me that it was their kids that wanted to be there.

Many kids insisted on parents showing up.

Did you or a friend march today? Let's share it together!

(Side note, here in DC, there was a trump policy rally -- I was told by a DC Police officer 1600 signed up. They were supposed to march the other way the Families Belong Together March was heading on Pennsylvania Avenue. They are silly people.)

My fave part of the day was being a part of the protesters who surrounded the Department of Justice building.

I know you don't know who sent you hearts.

But I want to say that I loved giving everyone one of my hearts away.

I love being a member here, and I appreciate this community.

From 2004 until today, I thank every one of you.

Crossposting a thread from the Virginia Group. **this is important**

Thanks to DU'r ehrnst for starting that thread. I have been alerted by friends in Stafford that there are shenanigans going on and while I posted there, I wanted to bring it to GD for more eyes to see.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10814469 is the thread.

I posted there this information:


Per a friend in the city:

Stafford County Registrar Greg Riddlemoser has thrown out over 1000 absentee ballots on a technicality. He has also refused to release the names of provisional voters in defiance of the State Board of Elections order.

Washington Post has been contacted as has NBC4.

I personally reached out to Dave Wasserman at the Cook Political Report and Benjamin Tribbet -- both of whom were intrumental in making sure Herring's recount was done properly a few years ago.

If anyone knows of a lawyer, let's get a judge to clear this up!

Am I the only one seeing an *AP* logo replacing DU on the front page?

I grabbed a screen shot, and will upload.

honest question for 'General Discussion': did Trump violate the Twitter TOS?


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Senate intel Committee to Roger Stone: preserve Russian related Docs


Senators Ask Trump Adviser to Preserve Any Russia-Related Documents

Roger J. Stone Jr., an informal adviser to President Trump, has been asked by the Senate Intelligence Committee to preserve any records he may have in connection to a broader inquiry into Russian attempts to interfere with United States elections.

The letter sent to Mr. Stone, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, represents the first public indication of the scope of the committee’s inquiry, and possible connections to Mr. Trump’s campaign.

The Senate committee asked Mr. Stone, who is also under scrutiny from other federal investigators, to “preserve and retain all hard copies and electronically stored information as specified below in furtherance of the committee’s ongoing investigation into Russian actions targeting the 2016 U.S. elections and democratic processes globally.”

Mr. Stone confirmed the existence of the letter, which was dated Feb. 17. However, he said he had received it only on Friday, by email. Mr. Stone has acknowledged trading messages over Twitter with Guccifer 2.0, the online persona that officials believe was actually Russian intelligence officers.

He tweeted this on the same day: https://twitter.com/RogerJStoneJr/status/842903846645055488

(HT to pnwmom for asking about the tweet in this OP: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028814475 )
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