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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #300 on: March 12, 2017, 03:18:26 pm »
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Many of these demons that are crawling out from hell, like the movie The Setinel,
would have had a very fine time in Berlin during the 30s and 40s....great time. God help us.
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This is why fighting with less progressive folks who generally share our values is so counterproductive now. We need to put a check on Paul Ryan and Trump. We've got a neoconfederate AG and a neonazi presidential adviser running the executive branch. The communists spent their time fighting with socialists and moderates while the foreign press, folks like William Shirer, looked on in amazement at the forces of the right gathering strength at the end of the 1920s in Germany. All sides, of course, lost in the end, badly.

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This is what is puzzling to me. I've believed all along that Trump would not spend his own money on his campaign, because his modus operandi is to spend others' money wherever possible, so I thought there had to be at least one oligarch behind the scenes.

When he first announced his cabinet appointments, I asked why they all seem like people the Kochs would have appointed, even though the Kochs have denied being involved with Trump because they know they are hated and that could sink him.  I saw an article that another billionaire, whose name escapes me at the moment, was behind Trump. Maybe he is, also, but why so many Koch-associated people already in government positions that do not require confirmation? Is it possible the Koch brothers finally achieved their coup?

YES , the Fossil Fuel Industry, of which the Koch Crooks are an integral Part, OWNS TRUMP! The Racist and Fascist Sessions is now busy getting rid of ANYONE who has ANY ethics in the "Justice" Department in collusion with the rest of the Trump Cabinet Fascists supporting the Fossil Fuel Industry Profit over People and Planet.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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US Attorney in New York Fired After Refusing Trump's Abrupt Request to Resign

The Trump administration demanded the resignation of 46 U.S. attorneys on Friday afternoon, with little warning

by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/11/us-attorney-new-york-fired-after-refusing-trumps-abrupt-request-resign
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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #301 on: March 12, 2017, 07:15:01 pm »
Republican Socialism for the Plutocrats Continues
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« Reply #302 on: March 13, 2017, 02:32:33 pm »
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« Reply #303 on: March 13, 2017, 10:53:24 pm »
This Level of Corruption Is Unprecedented in the Modern History of the Presidency


And it's threatening our democracy.


By Charles P. Pierce

Mar 12, 2017 

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a53810/corruption-unprecedented/
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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #304 on: March 15, 2017, 05:13:28 pm »
 
 March 15, 2017

Trump Fills the Swamp with Fossil Fuel Lobbyists

DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn
says federal agencies are now being staffed by advocates of clean coal, expanded fossil fuel drilling, and hunting of endangered animals.


http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=18650


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« Reply #305 on: March 15, 2017, 09:32:50 pm »

Chris Hedges: The Rise of Trump (March 3rd, 2017)


Published on Mar 15, 2017
Truthdig columnist and Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges addresses fascism and the rise of the Trump war machine in the keynote speech at the "After Trump and P u s s y Hats" event in Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 3, 2017.

Introductions by Cecilia Point of the Musqueam First Nation and Lee Lakeman of the Vancourer R a p e and Women's Relief Shelter.

Credits:

Video by Collectivista (collectivista.org)

Democracy North
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Produced by the Vancouver R a p e Relief and Women's Shelter
RapeReliefShelter.bc.ca
and the Asian Women's Coalition Against Prostitution
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« Reply #306 on: March 16, 2017, 01:05:19 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Reich makes a lot of sense, lays out accurately the impeachable offenses of Trump and explains all the oligarchy based mayhem going on. Unfortunately, he continues to play blind, deaf and dumb about the COMPLICITY of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY for the Trump Fascism in general and the bought and paid for Democrats in particular.

Robert Reich : The Resistance Report March 8, 2017




Mr. Reich, there is NO FUTURE for our democracy unless people massively vote GREEN.




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I'm retired. I have been a lifelong democrat till today. I have voted in every election. I just re-registered as an independent. Why? Because the democrats are now republicans!!! They have fallen for the free market poison!! 

They have abandoned the working class and the poor, they have abandoned socialist and progressive causes. Look at  Bernie's polling stats during the campaign, he would have beaten ANYBODY running against him, and beaten Trump by a TRUE landslide of 60% or better.

Americans are NO LONGER afraid of the word Socialism!!   

If the demos do not turn immediately Socialist and Progressive, they will cease to exist in the next two election cycles!! People were afraid of losing to Trump, so they tried to vote safe for your anointed candidate. But now the worst HAS happened, we have NO MORE fear of losing, we already LOST because we voted for corporate demos with NO allegiance to the workers or the poor!!! Anyone in the next election cycle that is NOT ANTI-CORPORATE and is NOT PROGRESSSIVE AND SOCIALIST, they WILL LOSE!!

Used to be demos were 45%, repubs 25% and 30% independent. But now the stats are 25% demos, 25% repubs, and 50% independent!!!   

Those independents can WIN if they vote for the same candidates!! Both parties are DYING!! If you go Socialist you can have the future, if not you will become the past!!!
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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #307 on: March 16, 2017, 03:17:07 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: To be filed in the category of questions about wild bears and their habits.

 
  March 16, 2017
Did Russian Oligarch Rybolovlev Bailout Trump in 2008?
Agelbert OBSERVATION: A billionaire  that rips people and planet off from making fertilizers is connected TOTALLY to the fossil fuel industry BECAUSE hydrocarbons are key ingredients in the manufacture of chemical fertilizers. This is ANOTHER link to Trump and his fascist fossil fuel OWNERS friends.



  March 16, 2017

Trump's 2005 Tax Forms: 'Like Going to Dinner And Being Served Pictures of Food'  :P

Economists James Henry and Bill Black hypothesize that there are fraudulent and criminal activities lurking within Trump's unreleased Tax forms.

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #308 on: March 16, 2017, 06:18:39 pm »


Trump's Budget Won't Balance Federal Spending, but It'll Move a Lot of Money to the Rich   
Thursday, March 16, 2017 

By Josh Hoxie, OtherWords | Op-Ed



SNIPPET:

In other words, Trump's tax plan is a proverbial one-handed middle finger to the working class. And his spending cuts represent his other hand making the same gesture.

While repeated rhetorical distractions may succeed in sidetracking his audience, Trump can't use his impressive oratory skills to overcome basic mathematics.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/39876-trump-s-budget-won-t-balance-federal-spending-but-it-ll-move-a-lot-of-money-to-the-rich
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« Reply #309 on: March 16, 2017, 07:50:41 pm »
Chris Hedges: Who really is Donald Trump? with David Cay Johnston (10/16)


Published on Mar 15, 2017

Amazingly, this interview full of actual facts dates back to October 15, 2016. Chris Hedges sits down with David Cay Johnson, author of “The Making of Donald Trump” to examine how Trump and the rich are benefiting from a rigged tax system. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil further explores how the U.S. tax code has been rewritten to benefit the wealthy.
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« Reply #310 on: March 17, 2017, 02:30:49 pm »
ALL Americans (Trumpers too!) who are poor or middle class JUST GOT ROYALLY SHAFTED 

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« Reply #311 on: March 17, 2017, 07:35:42 pm »



Ralph Nader Denounces Trump Budget as Corporatist, Militarist & Racist: "The Mask is Off"


Democracy Now!   

Published on Mar 17, 2017

http://democracynow.org - Longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader responds to President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal to Congress, which calls for an unprecedented $54 billion increase in military spending while slashing environmental, housing, diplomatic and educational programs. "The mask is off. The fangs are now out," Nader says. "He is collaborating with what is, on the record, the most vicious, ignorant Republican Party in its history, since 1854."

Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: http://democracynow.org
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« Reply #312 on: March 20, 2017, 08:55:16 pm »
The Billionaire Coup D'état  >:(

Does Trump Have A Deep State Of His Own?


Greg Palast, The Guardian/Rolling Stone Magazine/The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Donald Trump has spent the past few weeks warning his supporters about a "deep state" conspiracy against him. Does Trump have a deep state of his own?

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com.

Mar. 17, 2017 5:06 pm
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« Reply #313 on: March 21, 2017, 12:08:59 pm »
A Trumper propagandist commenting on an article that exposed Trump's love for the Wall Street bankers, as opposed to the opposite that he had claimed before the election, recently disingenuously asked, "If Trump is so bad, how come Democrats have not explained why so many white women voted for him?".


I answered:

You don't believe a thing the Democrats say, Trumper. So, your question is more of the "Obama was worse" pitch you trumpers never tire of throwing out there.

Nevertheless, for the benefit of readers here, I will tell what Chris Hedges says. Neither he nor I supported Hitlery Clinton so please don't try to label us as Dumocrats. We, unlike you, are part of the reality based community.  ;D

QUOTES FROM: A Last Chance for Resistance by Chris Hedges

Published on Monday, March 20, 2017  by Truthdig

"There are three institutions tasked in a functioning democracy with protecting the truth and keeping national discourse rooted in verifiable fact—the courts, the press and universities. Despots must control these three to prevent them from exposing their lies and restricting their power. Trump has not only attacked the courts but has also begun purges of the judiciary with his mass firing of U.S. attorneys. The Trump White House plans to fill 124 judgeships—including 19 vacancies on federal appeals courts—with corporatist lawyers such as Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch who are endorsed by the reactionary Federalist Society. By the time Trump’s four-year term is up, Federalist Society judges could be in as many as half of the country’s appellate seats."

"The current administration’s budget proposes to give the war industry, the domestic policing agencies, the fossil fuel industry, Wall Street, billionaires and the national security and surveillance agencies more than they could have imagined possible before the election. These forces, as in all fascist states, will be the pillars of the Trump regime. They will tolerate Donald Trump’s idiocy, ineptitude and unbridled narcissism in exchange for increased profits and power."

"There is an emotional incapacity among any population being herded toward despotism or war to grasp what is happening. The victims cannot believe that the descent into barbarity is real, that the relative security and sanity of the past are about to be obliterated. They fail to see that once rights become privileges, once any segment of a society is excluded from the law, rights can instantly be revoked for everyone.

There is a hierarchy to oppression. It begins with the most vulnerable—undocumented workers, Muslims, poor people of color. It works upward. It is a long row of candles that one by one are extinguished. If we wait to resist, as the poet C.P. Cavafy wrote, the “dark line gets longer” and “the snuffed-out candles proliferate.”"

FULL ARTICLE:

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/03/20/last-chance-resistance

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #314 on: March 21, 2017, 04:25:27 pm »
What do the members of the Trump Administration ENJOY?

SNIPPET:

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They thoroughly enjoyed the look of horror on people's faces when the White House budget was revealed last week. The dismay of poor and working-class people, people of color, environmentalists, educators, artists, activists and, frankly, most Americans at the priorities put forth in that document is music to our supposed leaders' ears. It is all part of what passes for bedrock conservative ideology these days: "Make the liberals angry." That is all they have: cruelty for cruelty's sake.

Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director, told us that Meals on Wheels and after-school lunch programs for students have to go because they don't actually accomplish anything. This was perhaps the filthiest, most brazen lie yet told by a member of this administration, and friends, that's saying something. Meals on Wheels serves more than 2.4 million elderly people, including 500,000 veterans, to demonstrably beneficial effect. A fed student is a focused student, but just the simple act of filling the stomach of a food-insecure child is a towering victory all by itself.

Compared to the appropriations for Defense and Homeland Security, the money required to fund programs like these is so small as to be practically nonexistent. Cutting them will do nothing to lower the deficit; hell, they could be funded in a year if Trump would only stay one weekend a month in the nice white mansion we have set up for him in Washington, DC instead of flitting off to his golf course or his skyscraper on the taxpayer's dime. There is no plausible explanation for taking such programs away from the most vulnerable among us beyond a hatred and greed that beggars description.



Tuesday, March 21, 2017 

By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed
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