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Toddlers Separated From Parents at the Border Are Being Detained in 'Tender Age' Shelters

Source: Time

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.

Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis. The government also plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where city leaders denounced the move Tuesday.

The United Nations, some Democratic and Republican lawmakers and religious groups have sharply criticized the policy, calling it inhumane.

The three centers — in Combes, Raymondville and Brownsville — have been rapidly repurposed to serve needs of children including some under 5. A fourth, planned for Houston, would house up to 240 children in a warehouse previously used for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey, Mayor Sylvester Turner said.

Read more: http://time.com/5316764/toddler-immigrants-tender-age-shelters/



We DO know where the babies are.

Trump stolen baby centers -- called 'shelters' for children under age 5 -- are in

Combes, TX;

Raymondville, TX;

Brownsville, TX,

with one soon to be in Houston, TX, the Houston location to house up to 240 stolen babies.

We Won't Be Alone -- At This Moment, We Are The Sole Reason Our Ancestors Existed

When I worry about this country, when I only hold a rock before the lion who might tear it all apart, I watch this for the courage story it tells me.

From Speilberg's Amistad.

The Two-Level Wrecking Of America And The Global Threat -- Chomsky

The wrecking crew are the GOP. Their job is to ystematically dismantle government that benefits Americans so that global corporatists can take over this landbase area of the North American continent.

This generation has to decide whether organized human existence is going to continue.

What threatens Humanity is climate change and nuclear war.

Nationalism vs. Globalism -- The New Political Divide -- Controlled Disruptions Help Humanity

Yes, we know Trump is the bane of this constitutional republic's existence. We're caught up in ridding our government of the dragnet of corruption that's captured it and much of our imagination.

That doesn't mean we can ignore movements going on around us.

We can also think ahead. Millennials and millions of our fellow humans pay attention to the things Harari tells them, right now, and so should we older voters and partisan politicos.

I've read Yuval Harari's Sapiens and Homo Deus, and believe that he gives us all perspectives on past regional and national systems -- like nationalism, patriotism and other isms -- that we can feel are being disrupted by humans' attempts to solve what are really global problems.

Nothing Trump does is helping humanity.

If our own partisan politics guide us well in adopting global policies, our politics should help us all to adopt policies that promote our good and welfare at home.

We can't just react. We need to have a proactive outlook, build a political outlook that enables our party to support new projects to solve global problems that come with global disruptions like climate change, AI, ecology, and human health.

Any arguments against this presentation, I hope, will be accompanied by sources and good reads.


The presentation starts at the 2:50 mark.



The Democratic Wedge Issue Must Be Grass Warfare ... THE High Priority For Mr. Perez

... or we lose Millennials to Republicans who smell The Money.

"... We need to ... turn potheads into single issue voters, too ...

Nobody's really coming for your guns, but Jeff Sessions really does want to take away your pot, for which there is no protection from the Second Amendment ... being against guns is not a lifestyle, but guns is a lifestyle, weed is a lifestyle..."



Data Analytica at TED Talks 2016

On September 19, 2016, Alexander Nix strode onstage at the Concordia Annual Summit in Manhattan, a highbrow TED-meets-Davos confab.

He was a featured speaker alongside Madeleine Albright, Warren Buffett, David Petraeus, and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

Wired magazine had recently named him one of its “25 Geniuses Who Are Creating the Future of Business.”

Nix:

Clearly the Cruz campaign is over now, but what I can tell you is that of the two candidates left in this election, one of them is using these technologies, and it’s going to be very interesting to see how they impact the next seven weeks.


Caught between the British rock and the Russian hard place, now, aren't we.

Sung at March For Our Lives -- Vic Mensa, "We Could Be Free"



We could be free
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
One thing I believe, I could learn
To see my enemy as my brother
Then we could be free, truly
And love could wash away all the sorrows
I'm not afraid to bleed, if it means
We'll make a better today, not tomorrow


One day I dream of telling my momma
"You ain't gotta work no more"
Same for my father, born in Ghana
Down on that dirt road floor
As far as he came I can't complain
But pain is so subjective
Spend so much time countin' issues
I forget to count my blessings

Watch my cousins back at home
Getting water out a well
While I watched my brother stacking stone
Whippin' water by the scale
Tryna' get a mill' on the other side
They ain't got a meal, we don't recognize we in heaven
So we think we live in hell
It's been getting kinda hard to tell, but

Sometimes I wake up and I look up in the sky
Asking why I'm alive when the realest niggas die
But my pride won't let me give up Lord, as hard as I try
In those times I try to remember

That we could be free
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
One thing I believe, if I could learn
To see my enemy as my brother
Then we could be free, truly
And love could wash away all the sorrows
I'm not afraid to bleed, if it means
We'll make a better today, not tomorrow

Love (yeah) love (yeah)
Love, we'll make a better day, not tomorrow

I don't want to wait for the afterlife
I don't want a vigil by candlelight
I don't want to be the new sacrifice
I don't want to turn into a poltergeist

Be a ghost at night full of broken dreams
Momma cryin' at an open casket
Cold as ice in a suit, three-piece
All dressed up for Sunday masses

Pastors said put faith in God
But faith alone can't make things right
Fuck is you to patronize somebody's son who daddy died?
Why they flood Baton Rouge?
Why the city singing Alton's blues?
Why, why, why, why?
I feel like Jadakiss every time I watch the news
What the fuck I got to lose?
So I'm down to bleed if it means things improve

You fools, saying "all lives matter"
But it's black lives you refuse include
Blocked from the polls, locked in the hood
Trying to stop you from voting and stop you from growing
And cops keep blowing and blowing
Keep black people rocking the cotton they don't want you to own but

Sometimes I wake up and I look up in the sky
Asking why I survived all the days that I could have died
Who am I in my place to contemplate suicide?
In those times I try to remember

That we could be free, truly
If we'd only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
One thing I believe, I could learn
To see my enemy as my brother
Then we could be free, you and me
And love could wash away all the sorrows
I'm not afraid to bleed
If it makes a better day than tomorrow
Cause only…

Love (tells somebody)
Love (to make my enemy my brother)
Love (whoa whoa whoa whoa)
Make a better today, not tomorrow

Whoa, yeah
Whoa, yeah
Oh oh oh, yeah

From SPLC: How U.S. Tech Companies Support Hate

While Facebook has been a playground for international hostile entities, domestic hate groups have also been allowed to spread their hate with the help of other U.S. tech industries.

When it comes to building a better future through technology, we need to note how U.S. tech companies are showing themselves to be as much a part of the problem as they are the solution.

You can also find this SPLC report and its eye opening charts on Facebook.

https://www.splcenter.org/hate-and-tech



Democrats, Meet Andrew Yang

We need a bigger bench, fellow Democrats. We need to fire up American imagination.

Andrew Yang has given plenty of Ted Talks, if anyone wants to see how a Millennial looks at this country's future.

We need to look to a future that ends our familiar suffering.

My son, who runs his own IT business with an employee payroll in New Mexico, would appreciate this guy's ideas and leadership.

Andrew Yang Is Running For President In The Democratic Party

Pretty cool. I'm attracted to him. He knows how to assemble an administration as smart as that of cyber-savvy countries like China and Russia.

I can't help but think that we need a government full of people smarter than us, not richer.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/18/andrew-yang-is-running-for-president-to-save-america-from-the-robots/

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