Hitler became Chancellor and Trump President with a minority of the vote.

Hitler became Chancellor and Trump President with a minority of the vote.

by Jonathan A. Weiss Esq.

Trump’s electoral college victory, with a loss of about 3 millions votes, occurred because of a disastrous “perfect storm.”

  1. The Electoral College itself
    In two presidential elections since 2000, including the most recent one in which Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College.
  2. Voter suppression with suspected miscounting and Jill Stein’s run (with echoes of Nader effect in Florida – Clinton lost by approximately the same number of votes in Wisconsin that Stein received.)
  3. Russian meddling with the internet and possibly with election boards. (4) Comey’s inexcusable unprecedented announcement “reopening Clinton investigation” a few days before the election
  4. Misogyny with some failures in Clinton campaign such as not visiting “battleground” States.

Trump himself is a malignant narcissist paranoid pathological liar racist misogynist insecure bully/coward reactive ignorant idiot. Hitler did not possess all these defects. He was a madman. So is Trump.

Trump has also surrounded himself with incompetent corrupt people (who are opposed to the objectives of their departments’ goals) and nepotism.

The deep connections between his business enterprises and governments is unique.

His foreign policy antagonizes allies and embraces autocrats
(as Hitler did but only with Stalin, Mussolini, and Japan) rejecting direct territorial expansions. Hitler’s henchmen, unlike Trump’s, although saturated with evil, were mainly quite able and effective in their execution of projects. So, it would be wrong to analogize one to the other for these and possibly other reasons. On the other hand, the difference in their actions is often one of degree not nature, primarily because of the resistance of longstanding institutions, now tattered and being undermined. A few selected illustrations follow.

(1) The Creation of a “Crisis” for a Campaign and Reign.
Hitler used the Reichstag fire, which most historians think, the Nazis set to galvanize support. Trump rants and raves (from the beginning of his announcement of his run) about the “crisis” of immigrants with “caravans” of violent criminals, drug dealers, and bad people “invading” our country requiring a massive wall, expulsions without any due process hearings, widespread arrests, etc, the constant subject of slogans, chants, and “tweets”.

(2) Concentration Camps
Hitler diverted resources from his military as the war ended just to execute and incarcerate Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, etc., particularly noted, the Jews as an obsession. Trump has erected many concentration camps (many run for profit by private prison companies) on the border to keep those classified as “illegal aliens” separating babies from families. He happily continues Guantanamo. These concentration camps than those disgracefully established for the Japanese in World War II.

(3) Racism and Religious Bigotry
Hitler had his Jews. Trump, as referenced above, started his campaigns by railing against “Mexicans” and now continues against Latinos from Guatemala, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. Consider (and compare with mainland American natural disasters) his treatment of Americans in hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico.

Hitler hated Jews as a race. Undoubtedly, he would have wanted those who identify with the religion or culture to disappear in the Final Solution.

Trump has the one billion or so Muslims. He tried to ban any Muslim immigration and mainly succeeded when the retrograde Supreme Court (after granting a Christian baker the right to discriminate against homosexual’s ordering a wedding cake) allowed a ban which did not mention the adherents of Islam by name although clearly directed at them. (A 19th Century case struck down a law designed against Chinese laundries.) In a debate, among his other lies, he claimed he saw a multitude in New Jersey celebrating the toppling of the World Trade Towers. He continues unabated to demonize them.

(4) Free press and journalism
Hitler destroyed it while creating a propaganda machine. (Compare the interepenetration of Fox News and the White House). To the shame of the press corps, they allowed themselves to be separated by fences from the rest of the audience during his rallies. He ceaselessly attacks news coverage as “fake news”, advocates for defamation suits against the media, and even government action against the major network NBC because of a Saturday Night Live rerun, etc. (while the press still features his unhinged “tweets” as news rather than confining the reporting to official public acts and pronouncements).

(5) Antisemitism
It is necessary to distinguish the government of Israel and Israel; Israel and Jews. One can oppose the government and support Israel. One can oppose how Israel is constituted, attitudes, and some actions while still being a Jew. Trump embraces Netanayu as a far right leader while in his ghosted books he disparages them as beanie wearing bookkeepers. Some worry Jews might be blamed because of his inclusion of Miller and Kuchner (and converted wife) in his inner circle – though no more have been added – but the former is such a raving racist reactionary he can not be connected to any sane version of Judaism and the Kuchner’s represent just nepotism.

(6) Military Buildup
Hitler used great sums of money to build an army and, ironically Keynsian, the economy. In Trump’s budget he proposes to cut domestic programs radically while expanding the military (and continuing its presence in Yemen…and almost 70 other areas, Afganistan, Iraq, and Syria.)

(7) Demagoging and Violence
The “big lie”. best repeated often, played, and plays, a central role in both of their rhetorical appeals to audiences. Hitler, many believe, was a mesmerizing orator, His speeches were more inflammatory than his sometimes ally Mussolini. Trump leads rallies with chants, slogans (e.g. “Lock her up!”) designed to engineer mass consent from his devoted followers, inflammatory claims, and well documented many dangerous lies, etc.. It appears that the tone he has set (including the failure to condemn right wing violence) has created an atmosphere where deranged individuals (and even mobs) feel entitled to commit acts against schools, assemblies (including 0religious and public), and individuals while vigilante groups “patrol” the border. Both offer racist tropes to which Trump adds Misogyny.

(8) The Judiciary
Hitler destroyed his. With McConnel’s aiding and abetting, Trumps has done his utmost to stuff the Federal Judiciary (thus far his only main restraint) with rigid reactionaries from the Federalist Society pipeline.

Other illustrations are available ( e.g. permitting – facilitating in Trump’s case – the destruction of countryside and cities) But, sufficient unto this article is the evil therein.

Abraham Lincoln famously said: “You can fool some the people all of the time. You can fool some of the people some of the time. But you can not fool all the people all of the time.”

The question for our time is
whether you can fool enough.

“You should never underestimate human stupidity.” Yuval Noah Harari

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FURTHER RESOURCES

Changes in technology, politics, and business are all transforming espionage. Intelligence agencies must adapt—or risk irrelevance.
https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/27/the-spycraft-revolution-espionage-technology/

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Why fascism is so tempting — and how your data could power it Yuval Noah Harari

Handmaidens to Authoritarism
#Mercer, #Zuckerberg, #Sandberg, #Page, #Brinn, #Dorsey

In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 US presidential election — Cadwalladr calls out the “gods of Silicon Valley” for being on the wrong side of history and asks: Are free and fair elections a thing of the past?

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No Way is this By the People, For the People, and Of the people this is “By the King”.

Trump now has a non-permanent/acting:

– Defense Secretary

– Homeland Security Secretary

You know why she’s leaving, right? because locking kids in cages are show all the christian values in action.

– Interior Secretary

– WH Chief of Staff “I sort of like ‘acting.’ It gives me more flexibility,” Trump said in January

Individual 1 Trump Organization, Trump Tower Moscow Project

Individual 1 Trump Organization and his Family involved with the Trump Tower Moscow Project

Trump Knew and directed the negotiation during the presidential campaign.

The American population needs to know what happened.

Laurence Tribe: President Donald Trump Can Be Indicted For Federal Crimes

The get out of jail free card.

If no indictment then Trump can be pardoned by Pence and get to keep all the profits!!!

Harvard’s Laurence Tribe: Impeach Donald Trump Now
Constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe explains why it is critically important to put the impeachment process in motion now, before it is too late.

President Donald Trump, Ivanka Deny Special Treatment For Jared Kushner

White House announces Kushner met with Saudi crown prince as Cohen testifies

FEBRUARY 27, 2019
Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner met with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Tuesday in their first face-to-face encounter since the October 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who sources have told CNN the CIA assesses with high confidence ordered Khashoggi’s murder, met Kushner along with his father King Salman
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/world/middleeast/kushner-Mohammed-bin-Salman.html

House panel demands Kushner clearance details from White House
A Democratic-led congressional panel on Friday demanded that the White House comply with requests for documents and witnesses for a probe into alleged security clearance abuses involving President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and others.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-kushner/house-panel-demands-kushner-clearance-details-from-white-house-idUSKCN1QI5CU

I’ll take venal hypocrites for $1,000 please Alex.

2018 How Did We Get Here?

2018 How Did We Get Here? Taking Children from Their Parents Is a Form of State Terror – Nazis did it too.

How does Culture in America become conditioned to accept all this?

remember:
 Taking Children from Their Parents Is a Form of State Terror – Nazis did it too.
And all the smart people who studied philosophy thought Heidegger was the smartest person ever!! turns out…… not so much
Is Heidegger Contaminated by Nazism? Joshua Rothman April 28, 2014
Heidegger’s 1927 masterwork, “Being and Time,” along with “The Essence of Truth,” a book based on a series of lectures that Heidegger gave in 1932.
Heidegger never truly apologized for being a Nazi; even worse, he never directly and publically addressed the reality of the Holocaust before he died, in 1976.
Nietzsche says terrible things about the Jews, he also says terrible things about women.
Being wrong is, therefore, an irreducible part of being a person.
It’s impossible to disavow Heidegger’s thinking: it is too useful, and too influential, to be marginalized. It’s also impossible to set aside Heidegger’s sins—and they cannot help but reduce the ardency with which his readers relate to him. Philosophers like to play it cool, but the truth is that intellectual life depends on passion. You don’t spend years working your way through “Being and Time” because you’re idly interested. You do it because you think that, by reading it, you might learn something precious and indispensable. The black notebooks, however seriously you take them, are a betrayal of that ardency. They make it harder to care about—and, therefore, to really know—Heidegger’s ideas.
Even if his philosophy isn’t contaminated by Nazism, our relationship with him is.

!!!! Trump  is not a self made man.
!!!! He inherited wealth.

MUST L@@K — TRY TO BOOK A ROOM AT TRUMP HOTEL http://www.trumphotels.org/

Thoughts From Our Manager His own words about our services and our clientele. Taking children away from parents is a form of State Terror. Taking them away thousands of miles and giving them to someone else is kidnapping and trafficking in human flesh. Having no records of where they are so that you can reunite them with their parents is a law suit

Buried in a ghost town in Canada’s subarctic are the roots of the family fortune that paved Donald Trump’s path to prominence.Donald Trump’s money originally
CAME FROM HIS GRANDFATHER
Friedrich Drumpf a German immigrant, who ran a whore house /restaurant  bar, and general store for the gold miners in British Columbia.

FRED TRUMP — Trump’s Father
was arrested when anti-Catholic Ku Klux Klansmen attacked police in New York in 1927. Donald’s Mother was from Scotland where you will find the homegrown roots are located for the KKK that was was a money making dues paying pyramid scheme that came here with their immigrants.
 
HE LEARNED FROM THE BEST  — ROY COHN and Roger Stone.

Fun fact: On Memorial Day of 1927
Trump’s father was arrested at a KKK rally in Queens, NY.
What is known, according to a New York Times article about clashes between the Klan and New York City’s “Catholic” police force, was that Trump’s father was arrested and released by police in relation to the march. According to the Post, a flyer passed around the neighborhood ahead of the Klan rally described the need for the rally. “The predication for the Klan to march, according to a flier passed around Jamaica beforehand, was that ‘Native-born Protestant Americans’ were being “assaulted by Roman Catholic police of New York City,’” Post reporter Philip Bump wrote in February 2016. “‘Liberty and Democracy have been trampled upon,’ it continued, ‘when native-born Protestant Americans dare to organize to protect one flag, the American flag; one school, the public school; and one language, the English language.’”

David Duke on the left
and HIS  KKK pals
support Donald Trump
 
 
The American Television is in every house.
Reality TV Star Donald Trump and his kids
were in every home providing entertainment just like Ed Sullivan once did.
He is at the center of Reality TV Celebrity Culture when “24/7 News” channels would “report” on giving the impression this was actually important. It’s just a rating game to sell sell sell advertisements and make money.
The TV screen is now competing with the phone screen, the xbox screen the desktop screen and it needs to compete for our attention. Actual News? no we’d have to actually think about that, they know we need to be entertained to sell ads hence the 24/7 talking heads talking garbage.
The  reality TV star Donald Trump had the right coach with Roger Stone,
A documentary exploring the life and career of notorious Republican dirty trickster and longtime Trump advisor,  who helped create the real-estate mogul’s political career.
Steve Miller, Steve Bannon, and Mercer money to hijack the public’s attention and the vote.
The news needs to shock us all the time to keep the eyeballs. We’ve learned to tolerate the stress and provide our attention to the unending “serious” news time that was using  9/11. for years and years.
It has all just devolved into the need for pure entertainment at this point and the TV reality showman Donald Trump is an expert – distracting us and now all the “news” shows “report” on his bogus bullshit tweets 24/7 without having the guts to say HE IS A LIAR.
The Cult of Celebrity and Fake it till You Make It “Platforms” Evolves
140 characters is the limit for our entertainment attention span and the Reality TV show host Donald knows all about how to use it, leaving the TV duderdudes and dudettes with the constant source of daily fodder for the advertising machine.
Whore House Mentality.
“News” worthy “Grab em by the pussy” sound bite entertainment where you don’t have the read, study, or learn about anything. You just get to know without learning anything because – you “know” because you “feel” it in your gut – just like Donald.
Sinclair TV Stations just move you through the chess board with sound bites, no actual investigative reporting or reporters work there, they cost money and anyway they collude to reinforce the whorehouse and crusades legacy.
Ready for Trump TV? Inside Sinclair Broadcasting’s Plot to Take Over Your Local News Its mix of terrorism alerts, right-wing commentary, and “classic propaganda” could soon reach three-quarters of US households.
THIS IS NOT A EPISODE OF HANNITY OR TRUMPS SHOW “YOU’RE FIRED”  
Jim Jordan tries to attack Rosenstein, the room erupts in laughter A congressional hearing is not an episode of Hannity. “There is no way to subpoena phone calls,” Rosenstein replied, as the room erupted in laughter.
During the Ed Sullivan decades you didn’t have 24 /7 talking heads posing as reporters whose only job was to make money selling commercials. There were real reporters like Walter Cronkite and Edward Murrow. There was a time back then when the TV itself went off the air and left us have some peace and quiet.
Trump Challenges Birthright Citizenship
Trump warned that the pregnant Chinese women were coming to California, renting rooms in houses until giving birth so that their children would have dual citizenship. The U.S. policy of granting birthright citizenship to children whose parents are in the country illegally — children that Trump refers to as “anchor babies” (a term that some consider offensive).
TRUMP HOTELS Host the Pregnant Russians for the same reason.
Russians choose Trump condos in Miami to have U.S.-born kids
https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/russians-flock-to-give-birth-at-trump-s-properties-in-the-us-so-their-kids-can-have-dualcitizenship-a3628971.html
Thoughts From Our Manager DONALD TRUMP in His own words about our services and our clientele.
http://www.trumphotels.org/
Russians Flock to Trump Properties to Give Birth to U.S. Citizens
While the president rails against children of undocumented immigrants, wealthy Russians rent his condos—at huge costs—so they can have American kids.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/russians-flock-to-trump-properties-to-give-birth-to-us-citizens
Russians Are Traveling to Trump’s American Properties to Give Birth and Get Dual Citizenship for Their Babies
https://www.alternet.org/russians-are-traveling-trumps-american-properties-give-birth-and-get-dual-citizenship-their-babies
China  granting Ivanka Trump five trademarks since her father became president – and she has another THIRTY pending.
TEA PARTY: HOUSE FREEDOM PARTY: AMERICAN LEAGUE, SKULL AND BONES PLAN FOR KOCH BROTHERS HOUSE FREEDOM PARTY
Brexit and Trump both created by Mercer and Cambridge Analytica.
Breitbart staff list reveals additional ties to Bannon and Mercer
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/27/breitbart-bannon-mercer-senate-press-gallery/99692706/
Billionaire Robert Mercer  “The Money Man”
Behind Trump, Breitbart, Dominionist Kellyanne Conway And The Trump Campaign And A Pro-Trump Super PAC
https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2016/08/25/rachel-maddow-explains-money-man-behind-both-breitbart-news-and-trump-campaign/212685
Why Sessions’ use of the Bible to defend admin’s abhorrent policy couldn’t be more wrong.
While Sessions may have thought he had concrete biblical evidence in his corner to support the policy, he couldn’t have been more wrong. Romans 13, specifically a verse that calls for Christians to abide by the laws in the nation where they live, does not at all address what Sessions believes it does.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/06/16/commentary-why-sessions-use-of-the-bible-to-defend-admins-abhorrent-policy-couldnt-be-more-wrong
The Trump administration is stealing children.
private facilities are drugging and abusing them. debate over the Trump administration’s so-called “zero-tolerance” policy and detention of thousands of children rages, parents, family members and treating physicians, among others, are publicly sharing accounts of how these children in U.S. custody are being mistreated. These stories are tragically unsurprising: The government’s directed $1.5 billion over four years to immigrant youth shelters with histories of neglect and/or abuse. With a spotlight on the conditions of detention, legal challenges could end mistreatment and even separation altogether.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/1773824

Melania’s before and after wears an “I don’t care do you?” jacket when she goes to check on the kids abducted children who’ve been shanghaied from their parents She is a very high IQ person. The Department of Education is a money making machine run by Betsy Devos an evangelical, vocal pro-life opponent of abortion,  school choice advocate selected by President Donald J. Trump. She is a billionaire expert in making her money Bethany Christian Services business interests of warehousing stolen refugee children for $700.00 a day.  Tax filings archived by ProPublica show that between 2001 and 2015, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation (the philanthropic organization run by DeVos and her husband) gave $343,000 in grants to Bethany Christian Services. Brian DeVos — a cousin of Betsy DeVos’s husband Dick — was the Senior Vice President for Child and Family Services at Bethany as recently as 2015, and Maria DeVos — who is married to Dick DeVos’s brother Doug — has served on the board of Bethany.
Christian Non-Profit Faces Scrutiny Over Government Foster Care Contract for Separated Children Head of the Department of Education Betsy DeVos making money off her private facilities “zero-tolerance” policy and detention .
Bethany Christian Services, which has links to the family of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has fostered out at least 81 children taken from their parents at the U.S. border.
https://www.snopes.com/news/2018/06/26/bethany-christian-services-family-separation-betsy-devos/
5 Things to Know about Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump Education Choice
https://www.prwatch.org/news/2016/11/13180/5-things-know-about-billionaire-betsy-devos-trump-choice-education

9/11  It’s America versus the Arabs, the religious wars, the Crusades begin again.

The business of war is more profitable than any other US business.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/03/10/10-companies-profiting-most-from-war/1970997/
In 2011, the 100 largest contractors sold $410 billion in arms and military services. Just 10 of those companies sold over $208 billion. Based on a list of the top 100 arms-producing and military services companies in 2011 compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 companies with the most military sales worldwide.
Four generations, of the Bush Family
U.S. Senator, Prescott Bush, a Governor, Jeb Bush, and two U.S. Presidents—one having also served as Vice President, George H. W. Bush, while the other was also a Governor, George W. Bush.
Bush Watson HitlerPrescott Bush was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity and Skull and Bones secret society. George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush are also members of that society.
In 1924, Bush became vice-president of the investment bank A. Harriman & Co. where his father-in-law, George Herbert Walker was president. Bush’s Yale classmates and fellow Bonesmen E. Roland Harriman and Knight Woolley also worked with the company. In 1931, he became a partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., which was created through the 1931 amalgamation of A. Harriman & Co with Brown Bros. & Co., (a merchant bank founded in Philadelphia in 1818) and with Harriman Brothers & Co. (established in New York City in 1927). From 1944–1956, Prescott Bush was a member of the Yale Corporation, the principal governing body of Yale University. He was on the board of directors of CBS, having been introduced to chairman William S. Paley around 1932 by his close friend and colleague W. Averell Harriman, who became a major Democratic Party power broker.
Union Banking Corporation [edit] Bush was a founding member and one of seven directors (including W. Averell Harriman) of the Union Banking Corporation (holding a single share out of 4,000 as a director), an investment bank that operated as a clearing house for many assets and enterprises held by German steel magnate Fritz Thyssen. In July 1942, the bank was suspected of holding gold on behalf of Nazi leaders.[8] A subsequent government investigation disproved those allegations but confirmed the Thyssens’ control, and in October 1942 the United States seized the bank under the Trading with the Enemy Act and held the assets for the duration of World War II. Journalist Duncan Campbell pointed out documents showing that Prescott Bush was a director and shareholder of a number of companies involved with Thyssen. Prescott Bush worked closely with Thyssen who was a prominent Nazi financier and did continue to manage his accounts during the Nazi occupation.
George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) THE DECISION MAKER “compasionate” conservative is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Bush had one of the lowest approval ratings during the 2008 financial crisis. Bush was the first person to win an American presidential election with fewer popular votes than another candidate since Benjamin Harrison in 1888.
His VP Dick Cheney was able to shoot someone in the face with no problems.
Proclamation: I, George W. Bush, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim June 10, 2000, Jesus Day in Texas and urge the appropriate recognition whereof, in official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this 17th day of April, 2000.
Bush also called for the implementation of a guest worker program for immigrants, which was criticized by conservatives.
Evangelicals Say They Led Charge For the GOP
As the presidential race was heating up in June and July, a pair of leaked documents showed that the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign was urging Christian supporters to turn over their church directories and was seeking to identify “friendly congregations” in battleground states. Those revelations produced a flurry of accusations that the Bush campaign was leading churches to violate laws against partisan activities by tax-exempt organizations, and even some of the White House’s closest religious allies said the campaign had gone too far. Evangelical Christians, such as these activists, were often urged by churches to vote their convictions. (Bill O’leary — The Washington Post) Exit Poll Data Inconclusive on Increase in Evangelical Voters Exit polls do not permit a direct comparison of how many evangelical and born-again Americans voted in 2000 and 2004 because the way pollsters identified these voters changed. Four years ago voters leaving polls were asked: “Do you consider yourself part of the conservative Christian political movement, also known as the religious right?” In 2004, the question was changed to: “Would you describe yourself as a born-again or evangelical Christian?” Fourteen percent answered “yes” in 2000 and 23 percent did so in 2004, but polling specialists said the 2004 wording virtually assures more affirmative answers.
The percentage of voters who said they attend church more than once a week grew from 14 to 16 percent, a significant difference in an election decided by three percentage points. These voters backed President Bush over John F. Kerry 64 percent to 35 percent. Similarly, the percent of the electorate that believes abortion should be “illegal in all cases” grew from 13 to 16 percent. These voters backed Bush by 77 percent to 22 percent. In the two major battlegrounds, Ohio and Florida, exit polls showed Bush substantially improved his support among voters who attend church more than once a week. At the same time, the percentage of the electorate that goes to church this often actually fell.  But the untold story of the 2004 election, according to national religious leaders and grass-roots activists, is that evangelical Christian groups were often more aggressive and sometimes better organized on the ground than the Bush campaign.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32793-2004Nov7.html
Republican Party Platform boss Karl Rove devised a political strategy that emphasized shift in policy for constitutional amendments banning abortion and same-sex marriage, reforming Social Security to create private investment accounts, creation of an ownership society,  and opposing mandatory carbon emissions controls.

Bush entered office with the Dow Jones Industrial Average at 10,587, and the average peaked in October 2007 at over 14,000. When Bush left office, the average was at 7,949, one of the lowest levels of his presidency.
Only four other US presidents have left office with the stock market lower than when they began. In November 2008, over 500,000 jobs were lost, which marked the largest loss of jobs in the United States in 34 years.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in the last four months of 2008, 1.9 million jobs were lost. By the end of 2008, the U.S. had lost a total of 2.6 million jobs.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush#2000_presidential_candidacy
President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law, January 8, 2002 . In 2018 all the stolen refugee immigrant children are permanently left behind jailed inside Tent cities and have no future.
2018 Stack the Deck with Republican Supreme Court Justices
To nobody’s surprise the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, sided with big money interests and against the needs of working people. Make no mistake about it: this decision is a direct assault on working families all over America.
#SCOTUS rules against unions in Janus v AFSCME, making the entire public sector right-to-work. A severe blow to the labor movement. The fallout will be felt for years — for unions and the Democratic Party. This ruling affects millions of workers and some of the largest unions in the country (AFSCME, SEIU, AFT, NEA). It gives public-sector workers the choice to opt out of paying any dues, though their unions still must bargain on their behalf. Unions are a pillar of the Democratic Party — this will ultimately affect who wins office, from the White House to the statehouse.
LOSS OF CIVILITY?
If you don’t follow the rules of civilized society don’t expect to me to be polite. Calls for civility from Team Trump are hypocritical nonsense. Feel free to confront and refuse service to his appointees and staff, that is how to protest. Do not give Trump any advantage at elections.
Look at civil rights protests during the 1960’s.
Opponents tried the same sorts of things, casting [the other] as unruly, violent, disrespectful, uncivilized, and being dupes of communism. But they were unable to make it stick.
Civil Disobedience: Senator John Lewis Yes  Get Into A Good Kind of Trouble
John Lewis was one of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, and he has continued to fight for people’s rights since joining Congress in 1987. There is not any room in our society for racism or bigotry.
John Lewis says Make no mistake:  Today’s executive order fails to address or end this moral crisis. It merely replaces the unacceptable evil of family separation with the unacceptable evil of child detention.
“Our nation is mourning. Our nation is crying out to save our little children. Save our babies. History will not be kind to us as a nation and as a people if we continue to go down this road. We must stop the madness and stop it now.”
MLK and company were considered *very* rude.  He was all about non violent protest. Malcom X pushed harder, Muhammed Ali jailed for being a conscientious objector The surviving ones still are, frequently enough.
Maxine Waters is advocating non violent protest. Maxine Waters isn’t being rude, protesters are being spontaneous. “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she said.
“Trump is the one who is creating lies,” Waters said during a Monday afternoon news conference on Capitol Hill. “Trying to have people believe that I talked about harming people. There’s nowhere in my statement, anytime, anyplace that we talked about harm.”
Real resistance can always be called rude. Blocking ICE buses? Rude. Calling out nazis? Rude. Denying service to war criminals and their apologists is rude, but necessary.
Don’t avoid it because they’ll call you rude.

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN LEWIS: There is no sound more powerful than the marching feet of a determined people.

I never thought I would live to see a day when the Supreme Court of the United States would again make a decision as inhumane as Dred Scott v. Sandford or Korematsu v. United States. #StandWithMuslims #NoMuslimBanEver
Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.

NOW THE REPUBLICANS CONTROL THE SUPREME COURT

Elizabeth Warren: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement means that women’s health, equal marriage, and civil rights are all at risk. This is the fight of our lives.
MICHAEL AVENATTI OFFERS LEGAL SERVICES TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN TAKEN AT BORDER

Refugee Children are treated worse than Chickens, and we eat them!

We treat our chickens better than we do the refugee children locked in cages inside internment camps.
Our Chickens get to roam on the grass cage free: and don’t you know we eat them!
Children are what …..  would you say killed emotionally ?
Trump’s Presidential Policy and his cabinet colluded in a conspiracy. It is a conspiracy of criminals working with Donald Trump. It is a conspiracy of immense proportions.
Any of Trumps cabinet who supported, and participated in making arrangements to pay  public companies into stealing children away from their family, hiding them from the press, shipping them in the middle of the night to far away states, not telling their parent or parents where they are, essentially losing track of these children is a conspiracy to undermine American law, American morale, American energy, American good will, American EVERYTHING.
You can prove this was a conspiracy with their own strategy.
This is an act of treason.
Any American who thinks their government or Trump gets a pass to do something like like this is complicit. You are to blame.
The press should own the Narrative and report that this is a conspiracy.  If they don’t they are useless in defending the rights and freedoms of Americans.
Any poor American who believes Trump is going to make things better for you,  is a sucker. He’s had plenty of time to do it by now but… he hasn’t, and he never will.
Trump is a reality TV man who knows how to put on a show.
You like the show?
“He tries so hard and so many people are down on him.” Meaning Trump. She was crying over how Trump is being treated. ~ here
 
Kids in cages!
Fuck you.
 
Protestors Blast Sounds of Crying Kids for Nielsen
First, they drove her out of a Mexican restaurant, now people are protesting against Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at her Virginia home by blasting out audio of crying immigrant children on her street.

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@Reveal exclusive: Migrant kids were told “take your vitamins” and injected or forced to take pills. They were actually being drugged with strong psychotropic drugs
 
Office of Refugees – ICE 
Christian Services end contract after accepting separated children from U.S. border
https://therapidian.org/protesters-demand-bethany-christian-services-end-contract-after-accepting-separated-children-us-bord

Bill Browder Head of Global Magnitsky Justice campaign explains why Putin is our enemy.

Who Is Bill Browder?

#Putin, #KGB #Russians #Browder, #Magnitsky, #Trump, #Rohrabacher, #Mercer , #Billionairs, #Brexit #Propaganda #Panama Papers, #Offshore,  #Marcus Ranum
https://twitter.com/Billbrowder
billbrowder.com
Hedge fund manager Bill Browder, once the largest foreign investor in Russia, estimates Russian President Vladimir Putin’s wealth at $200 billion — which would make him by far the richest man in the world.
“After 14 years in power of Russia, and the amount of money that the country has made, and the amount of money that hasn’t been spent on schools and roads and hospitals and so on — all that money is in property, Swiss bank accounts, shares, [and] hedge funds managed for Putin and his cronies.” Bill Gates is considered the world’s richest man with a net worth of $79 billion. Putin, a former KGB lieutenant colonel,  became Russian prime minister in August 1999 and president in May 2000. Browder notes that the “first eight or 10 years about reign over Russia was about stealing as much money that he could.”
Browder’s full interview 
2015 Putin is one of the richest man in the world, or one of the richest men in the world, with hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth that was stolen from Russia.

Magnitsky Justice Campaign
http://www.billbrowder.com/sergei-magnitsky
Putin “understands he could one day be targeted by the Magnitsky Act” if he ever loses power. The Panama Papers showed Putin was part of the tax fraud scheme uncovered by Magnitsky. If targeted, assets would be frozen. See Projects
Natalia Veselnitskaya, Rinat Akhmetshin and their campaign need to  lift Magnitsky sanctions so that Putin can get his hands on the 200 billion dollars of dark money his hides away in off shore accounts.

IT IS GOP REP DANA ROHRABACKER THAT GETS IN THE WAY OF THE MAGNITSKY JUSTICE CAMPAIGN 

GOP REP Dana Rohrabacker Got Direction From Moscow, Took It Back to D.C.

After being given a secret document by officials in Moscow, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher sought to alter sanctions legislation and tried to set up a virtual show trial on Capitol Hill.

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When GOP Rohrabacher returned to the United States, he delayed the passage of the Global Magnitsky Act by holding it up in committee and tabled an amendment to remove Magnitsky’s name from its title, citing several of the claims found in the Russian document.

Next, Rohrabacher and Behrends, with the help of Rinat Akhmetshin, a Soviet army veteran and lobbyist who was also present at the June 9 Trump Tower meeting, put together a subcommittee event with witnesses including Veselnitskaya and Nekrasov, the director of the movie.
When Royce, the chair of the foreign relations committee, got wind of the hearing, he nixed Rohrabacher’s plan and offered instead to hold a full committee hearing on Russia relations. House aides conceded that he did so, in part, to avoid Rohrabacher staging an event that could have embarrassed the Republican Party—and Congress. </>
 
Robert Mercer
Revealed: how US billionaire helped to back Brexit Robert Mercer, who bankrolled Donald Trump, played key role with ‘sinister’ advice on using Facebook data
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/26/us-billionaire-mercer-helped-back-brexit
The UK’s privacy watchdog is launching an inquiry into how voters’ personal data is being captured and exploited in political campaigns, cited as a key factor in both the Brexit and Trump victories last year.  The intervention by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) follows revelations in last week’s Observer that a technology company part-owned by a US billionaire played a key role in the campaign to persuade Britons to vote to leave the European Union.

To have a foreign billionaire’s fingerprints left all over such a seismic moment in British history is deeply concerning and requires urgent further investigation as to whether electoral law was broken.”

A 2015 presentation by one of Cambridge Analytica’s analysts, until recently available on YouTube, explained how it had used “Facebook likes … as an input to machine-learning models.”
In the US, companies are free to use third-party data without seeking consent. But Gavin Millar QC, of Matrix Chambers, said this was not the case in Europe. “The position in law is exactly the same as when people would go canvassing from door to door,” Millar said. “They have to say who they are, and if you don’t want to talk to them you can shut the door in their face.That’s the same principle behind the data protection act. It’s why if telephone canvassers ring you, they have to say that whole long speech. You have to identify yourself explicitly.”
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/04/cambridge-analytics-data-brexit-trump
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*Follow the data: does a legal document link Brexit campaigns to US billionaire? We reveal how a confidential legal agreement is at the heart of a web connecting Robert Mercer to Britain’s EU referendum*
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/14/robert-mercer-cambridge-analytica-leave-eu-referendum-brexit-campaigns
Mr Baker set out how Vote Leave had worked out how to use front organisations to get around these spending limits.   He wrote: ‘It is open to the Vote Leave family to create separate legal entities, each of which could spend £700,000: Vote Leave will be able to spend as much money as is necessary to win the referendum.’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3451588/Pat-McFadden-reports-leading-Brexit-campaigner-Steve-Baker-police-plot-break-spending-limits-EU-referendum.html
Using your personal data is now second nature for politicians
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/08/personal-data-politicians-election
The core focus of big data electioneering is identifying marginals – key demographic groups or geographical areas that could go either way, with enough combined weight to pull the overall result in their direction.

The Trump team’s move was to hire Cambridge Analytica. It was a natural fit – Trump’s trusted adviser Steve Bannon was formerly a board member and his friend and supporter, the billionaire Robert Mercer, is said to be a major shareholder. Their methods involve building up detailed psychological profiles of individuals based on up to 5,000 data points per person.

 

Just Follow the Slime-Trail by Marcus Ranum

@mjranum
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“Money can’t buy everything,” they say – but, then, why do the rich hunger after more, more, more? Once you’ve got a few tens of millions stashed away, you can spend the rest of your life in a blur of luxury, sex, drugs, fast cars and rock ‘n roll, if that’s your thing.
But, as Epicurus says, some people want money and power to protect themselves from the vicissitudes of life; others get confused and see the money as an end in itself. There are others who see it as a portable form of power, and will not hesitate to use that tool for whatever it is they want. When the wealthy person wants rock ‘n roll, you may get something wonderful. But when the wealthy person has an authoritarian political agenda that they want to promote – then we see the great flaw in modern pseudo-democratic oligarchies: one extremely wealthy asshole can unilaterally distort the political landscape.
I was surprised but not shocked to learn that Robert Mercer, who was one of the forces behind Trump’s ascent to power, also helped the “Brexit” movement. Because, it’s his right, as a rich oligarch, to spend his money tinkering with politics. It’s not news that Mercer interfered with England’s internal affairs, like it would be if the FSB did it, but he was another factor of many that helped bring about something that is going to be extremely damaging to England and Europe.
Whew, well, thank godless it wasn’t the Russians! It was just a random billionaire. Too bad he didn’t just give a load of money to start a jazz festival, or something, it sucks being you, England!

Cambridge Analytica, an offshoot of a British company, SCL Group, which has 25 years’ experience in military disinformation campaigns and “election management”, claims to use cutting-edge technology to build intimate psychometric profiles of voters to find and target their emotional triggers. Trump’s team paid the firm more than $6m (£4.8m) to target swing voters, and it has now emerged that Mercer also introduced the firm – in which he has a major stake – to Farage.

Thank goodness it was just bog-standard political manipulation and public relations, not Fake News. Oh, wait, it was Fake News. Sorry.

longstanding friendship between Nigel Farage and the Mercer family led Mercer to offer his help – free – to the Brexit campaign because of their shared goals.

Their shared goals being “rich people do whatever the fuck they want?”
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