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Name: Sharon
Gender: Female
Hometown: Iowa
Home country: USA
Current location: East Tennessee
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 08:54 AM
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What hold do Russians have over 45? Watch Fargo Season 2 (or is it 3?).

The story is about how a business borrowed some money from the Russians and instead of being allowed to pay it back, the Russians took over the business, leaving the owner as the front man, turned it into a money laundering operation, and used violence (and murder) to maintain their control.

This is what I think 45 is dealing with. Terrified of his Russian owners because they'll use destruction and violence to get their way.

Ray Suarez say "A Puerto Rican cares about the President's Cup only is if it's filled with water."

On MSNBC just now. Actually he said some thing more like "cold, clean, drinkable water".

Trump and his Puerto Rico bankruptcy

Recent Post on my Facebook -

Donald Trump
@realDonaldTrump

Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble.

Lainie Green
@AureliaGroup

Massive debt you and your sons helped when you bankrupted your golf course & never paid back the $33 million bond you left Puerto Ricans with.
You remember because you filed for the bankruptcy a month after you started running for president in 2015.
So how much are you going to give back of the $600,000 paycheck you got for sticking Puerto Rico with a $33 million debt?
You are a fraud, shit businessman and a terrible President racking up a civilian body count. #Resign

Joe Scarborough - Morning Joe - "My party is going to straight to Hell!"

I woke up this morning, turned on the TV and it was still on MSNBC. It was just at the beginning of Joe Scarborough's righteous rant and it shocked me that even he is saying this at the top of his voice! Wow!

I don't normally watch this but maybe I should. Scathing about the NATO visit and T's failure to to participate in even the appearance of mutual support. Noted his obsequiousness to the Saudis. A few minutes later he went into the most righteous rant about the GOP (Mulvaney esp.) lying about the impact of the budget, the incredible tax and estate benefits to the super-wealthy (esp. the Waltons). The cuts to Medicaid injuring the "poorest of the poor" and saying over and over that the GOP was lying! He said if this is what you intend to do, embrace it! Don't lie about it! Stop lying!

Maybe I should watch Morning Joe after all!

I could've thought I was watching/listening to Bernie Sanders except I think that Joe was even more angry.

What a wake-up moment this AM.

What is "Murica Today"? Who owns it?

A family member sent me a link to an article on the "Murica Today" website:
"“Racketeer Billionaire” Soros Sued For $10 Billion For ‘Political Meddling…Motivated Solely by Malice’"
http://muricatoday.com/soros-sued-political-meddling/

It's a very strange article, naturally it misrepresents Soros activities, but I'm trying to figure out what this site is and who owns it? A brief Goggle search didn't provide any useful information.

Trickle Down Devastation: A Single Mom Responds to Trumps Tax Plan

Donald Trump's tax plan punishes single parents with low to moderate incomes.

http://billmoyers.com/story/single-mom-responds-to-trumps-tax-plan/

"Hungry children tend to act out because they don’t feel well. They also tend to fall asleep in class.

Your child’s teacher is going to have to take time out of teaching to deal with the needs of children whose families are struggling.

Hungry adults tend not to do things well either, like drive or work their jobs. Traffic accidents could increase, along with factory mishaps. Look for people snapping at you in line because they’re physically struggling, or being clumsy or forgetful while serving you.

You’re going to see an influx of sick people. When money is tight, adults skimp on medications. Most of us, when pressed to decide between care for ourselves or for our children will choose our kids. I know I do."

Press conference announcing new travel ban. 3-6-17 11:40 am

Lots of justification about how this is lawful use of presidential power, required by presidential responsibility.

Wonder what objections/questions they're trying to prevent. Brings to mind Stephen Miller's statement about the president's decisions and how 'they will not be questioned'.

Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, John Kelly (DHS), etc.

Quit calling Donald Trump an isolationist. Hes worse than that.

Source: Washington Post

...
The problem is, Trump isn’t an isolationist. He is a militarist, something far worse. And calling Trump an isolationist isn’t an effective critique.
...
Scholars define militarism, broadly, as the excessive use and veneration of force for political ends, or even for its own sake, extending at times to full military control of the state. (Trump has appointed two Marine generals, Jim Mattis and John F. Kelly, to his Cabinet.) Militarism, the pioneering historian Alfred Vagts wrote in 1937, promotes values “associated with armies and wars and yet transcending true military purposes.” Militarism can be a policy and an ethos, corrupting the pursuit of rational goals.
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Facing a vicious world, Trump promises to turn the tables, not turn his back. He talks of grabbing wealth from other countries, most vividly in his mantra to “take the oil” in Iraq. “Maybe we’ll have another chance,” he said in a speech at the CIA. Trump may be posturing, but the posture is militaristic. To announce a lust for oil, to chest-thump about torture, to envisage military parades down Pennsylvania Avenue — these do not achieve strategic objectives so much as exalt brute force. “I’m the most militaristic person there is,” Trump said in the primaries. Perhaps he was telling the truth.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/02/17/quit-calling-donald-trump-an-isolationist-its-an-insult-to-isolationism/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-c%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.d113bb95679b

Quit calling Donald Trump an isolationist. Hes worse than that.

Source: Washington Post

...
The problem is, Trump isn’t an isolationist. He is a militarist, something far worse. And calling Trump an isolationist isn’t an effective critique.
...
Scholars define militarism, broadly, as the excessive use and veneration of force for political ends, or even for its own sake, extending at times to full military control of the state. (Trump has appointed two Marine generals, Jim Mattis and John F. Kelly, to his Cabinet.) Militarism, the pioneering historian Alfred Vagts wrote in 1937, promotes values “associated with armies and wars and yet transcending true military purposes.” Militarism can be a policy and an ethos, corrupting the pursuit of rational goals.
...
Facing a vicious world, Trump promises to turn the tables, not turn his back. He talks of grabbing wealth from other countries, most vividly in his mantra to “take the oil” in Iraq. “Maybe we’ll have another chance,” he said in a speech at the CIA. Trump may be posturing, but the posture is militaristic. To announce a lust for oil, to chest-thump about torture, to envisage military parades down Pennsylvania Avenue — these do not achieve strategic objectives so much as exalt brute force. “I’m the most militaristic person there is,” Trump said in the primaries. Perhaps he was telling the truth.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/02/17/quit-calling-donald-trump-an-isolationist-its-an-insult-to-isolationism/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-c%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.d113bb95679b

Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants

Source: Washington Post

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border.

In a pair of memos, Kelly offered more detail on plans for the agency to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal, speed up deportation hearings and enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests.

The new directives would supersede nearly all of those issued under previous administrations, Kelly said, including measures from President Barack Obama aimed at focusing deportations exclusively on hardened criminals and those with terrorist ties.

“The surge of immigration at the southern border has overwhelmed federal agencies and resources and has created a significant national security vulnerability to the United States,” Kelly stated in the guidelines.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/memos-signed-by-dhs-secretary-describe-sweeping-new-guidelines-for-deporting-illegal-immigrants/2017/02/18/7538c072-f62c-11e6-8d72-263470bf0401_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_dhs815pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.e0ae9d82e3ab
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