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Liberals were right: Racism played a larger role in Trump’s win than income and authoritarianism

The newly released American National Election Study analyzes voters and their motivations in the 2016 election

http://www.salon.com/2017/04/17/liberals-were-right-racism-played-a-larg...

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Groups Decry Trump Plan to Demand Social Media Passwords at US Border

Raising concern about the violations of privacy occurring in the name of U.S. border security, a coalition of consumer rights groups on Tuesday launched a new campaign opposing the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) so-called "extreme vetting" practice that requires travelers to reveal their social media passwords.

"Even if you support 'extreme vetting,' password for entry is an extremely bad idea that sacrifices privacy and digital security for political posturing and 'security theater,'" said Nathan White, senior legislative director at Access Now, one of the 29 organizations launching the 'Fly Don't Spy' campaign. 

"We're launching this campaign today to make it clear to Secretary John Kelly that we will not tolerate discrimination or a reckless disregard for privacy and cybersecurity," White added, inviting others to include their name on a petition directed at the DHS chief.....

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Trump Gives Military Commanders 'Free Rein' on Battlefield

https://youtu.be/btey7ZuCULc

I suspect the Donald doesn't 'authorize' the Pentagon, but rather more the opposite...

'Unchecked Iran' Could Follow Path of North Korea - Rex Tillerson

https://youtu.be/myDdX2Ubnfk

"Rex Tillerson said Tehran threatens US interests, the region and the entire world."

Sheldon Adelson et al will be pleased...

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Sarah dropped in and brought some friends.

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How Trump Blew Up the Conservative Media

Inside the new power dynamics roiling Fox, Breitbart and the Wall Street Journal.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/21/trump-conservative-med...

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Trump’s Fake War on the Fake News

The president puts on a big show of assaulting his “opposition” in the news media. But inside the White House, it’s a different story.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/23/trump-loves-media-repo...

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/23/politics/donald-trump-approval-poll/

Who is out of touch with the public?

67% Dems

62% Reps

58% Trump

I know that we are 18 months out of the 2018 elections, the dems have wasted 1/4 there time of fighting bernie rather doing some reforming.  Trump is more in touch with the average american, hell even Reps are even more in touch the public.  How can the Dems the party of "the people" be out touch of the with their average voter?  People seem to be aware that the Dem message only message is trump is "bad man" and don't worry the russians did it.

Russia did it and bad man messaging is falling flat, you need provide some goodies for the gerenal public. The problem is the Dems don't want to drop their base of money support from the corporatist sector.  People are seeing through the spinning of the Dem party. 

Read the whole article there more interesting results.

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Interesting cherrypicking from the article. Omitted of course was the following:

A pair of polls released Sunday showed President Donald Trump approaching his 100th day in office with the lowest level of support any modern president.

Forty-two percent of people in an ABC/Washington Post poll said they approved of Trump's performance so far, while 53% said they disapproved. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll had 40% of respondents saying they approved of Trump and 54% saying they disapproved.

The comments in the previous post sound like something from the Trump playbook. Hum.........

 

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Did Donald Trump Commission Russia’s Hack of the US Election Himself?

 

Sources linked to the intelligence community say that Donald Trump accepted laundered Russian money which, through shell companies, supported Russian hackers as they attacked America – and then supported Wikileaks and Julian Assange as he published the results of those hacks.

Donald Trump’s link to the hack on the US election appears to be far more direct than anybody thought – with Russian money, washed into his campaign, paying for Russian hackers who attacked both state voter registration databases and the DNC. Trump also appears to have had direct personal knowledge of the propaganda botnet used by Russia.

https://patribotics.blog/2017/04/23/did-donald-trump-commission-russias-...

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More fake news comments from Trump and you know who.

Trump Claims Poll Numbers Are 'Very Good,' Despite Historically Low Approval

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-claims-very-good-poll-number...

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Interesting cherrypicking from the article. Omitted of course was the following:

A pair of polls released Sunday showed President Donald Trump approaching his 100th day in office with the lowest level of support any modern president.

Forty-two percent of people in an ABC/Washington Post poll said they approved of Trump's performance so far, while 53% said they disapproved. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll had 40% of respondents saying they approved of Trump and 54% saying they disapproved.

The comments in the previous post sound like something from the Trump playbook. Hum.........

 

I guess you missed "Read the whole article there more interesting results"

 

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Gorka Storms Out Of Georgetown Panel After Tough Student Questions

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/gorka-storms-out-of-georgetown-panel-aft...

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Max Blumenthal: "Jared Kushner's top real estate partner is an Israeli oligarch under criminal investigation in 4 countries."

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/857423308567924736

Just imagine the shitstorm if he was Russian.

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"Here is an incomplete list of the outlandish claims made by Mensch over the past six months..."

http://fair.org/home/conspiracy-theorists-welcome-in-corporate-media-if-...

 

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Trump Dropped His Demand To Fund The Wall — That’s Smart Politics

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-dropped-his-demand-to-fund-th...

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The Only Way BackDemocrats must promise to investigate every aspect of the Trump administration, even if it takes decades.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/04/democra...

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After 100 Days of Trump, America's Gotten Corruption Fatigue

Trump is enriching himself as president – but what's worse is that it's starting to seem normal

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/after-100-days-of-trump-am...

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GONE?

White House Weighs Kicking Out Sebastian Gorka

The president admires Sebastian Gorka for his fiery TV performances, but his ties to far-right organizations are making him more liability than asset, administration sources say.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/28/white-house-weighs-kick...

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'Broken By US Power Machine': Trump's 100 Days Prove His Maverick Image Was Fake

https://on.rt.com/8a95

"Here are some of the issues Trump has done a 180 flip-flop on since taking the Oval Office."

 

First 100 Days: Trump Reaches Landmark

https://youtu.be/r7tCMLqrAb8

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The Pentagon Will Now Get To Decide How Many Troops To Send To Fight ISIS

https://t.co/Rz1MDVbOBS

Military rule. 'Mad Dog' will decide.

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Exclusive: Sources linked to the intelligence community say it is believed that a Russian hacker of the election, Pyotr Levashov, was paid directly by Boris Epshteyn on behalf of both Trump and the FSB.

https://patribotics.blog/2017/04/29/sources-boris-epshteyn-paid-russian-...

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FBI Director James Comey set to testify before Senate judiciary committee

http://wtkr.com/2017/04/27/fbi-director-james-comey-set-to-testify-befor...

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Shaking down the Saudis...

Trump Asking Saudi Arabia 'We Want Money To Defend You' is a Protection Racket

https://t.co/kZYIIK3hUw

"US President Donald Trump complained that Saudi Arabia was not treating the US fairly and that Washington was losing a tremendous amount of money defending the Monarchy..."

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CrossTalk Bullhorns: 100 Days

https://youtu.be/tEn_nnxx-RA

"100 days in, Donald Trump's presidency has stunned, disappointed and even befuddled many, if not most.

'I think at this point Trump can only to a very limited extent be considered in control of his own foreign and military policy. He's definitely delegated military policy to Mattis and Mcmasters, and I think they've also delegated large swathes of foreign policy as well...'

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Exclusive: Sean Spicer Tweeted a Bitcoin Address - Not His Password

https://patribotics.blog/2017/05/01/exclusive-sean-spicer-tweeted-a-bitc...

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Priebus: Trump Considering Amending or Abolishing 1st Amendment

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/priebus-trump-considering-amending-o...

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Stupid article that thinks that the POTUS can unilaterally change the Constitution. Sorry but that requires legislative approval in both the Senate and Congress and three quarters of the States to agree. 

Please stop with the fake news sites.

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GOP suffers surprise defection on Obamacare repeal

The scramble for votes is still very much on.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/01/does-gop-have-obamacare-repeal-...

quizzical

everyone is carrying on about Trump's civil war comments and ignoring his comments praising NK Kim Jong Un's killing of his family to get top spot. wtf?

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Reign Of Idiots

The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social service programs for the poor, and project economic growth on the basis of myth. Idiot industrialists poison the water, the soil and the air, slash jobs and depress wages. Idiot bankers gamble on self-created financial bubbles and impose crippling debt peonage on the citizens. Idiot journalists and public intellectuals pretend despotism is democracy. Idiot intelligence operatives orchestrate the overthrow of foreign governments to create lawless enclaves that give rise to enraged fanatics. Idiot professors, “experts” and “specialists” busy themselves with unintelligible jargon and arcane theory that buttresses the policies of the rulers. Idiot entertainers and producers create lurid spectacles of sex, gore and fantasy.

There is a familiar checklist for extinction. We are ticking off every item on it....

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so the Trumpster is advocating  fascism by stealth all Republican all the time or change the rules so the Prez can do whatever he wants....lol kinda like Justin and the Liberals just did and have the hubris to call it electoral reform ffs.http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics/trump-us-%E2%80%98needs-a-good-shutdown%E2%80%99/ar-BBADQmi?li=AAadgLE&ocid=spartandhp

"President Trump on Tuesday called for a "good shutdown" in September to fix the "mess" in government.

He also expressed frustration that legislation needs 60 votes in the Senate because of the filibuster, saying it would be necessary to elect more Republicans or "change the rules."

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Trump's First 100 Days : The War Party Lives On

https://blackagendareport.com/trump_100_days_war_party_wins

"Trump has learned in his first 100 days in office that war is the primary marker of Presidential legitimacy..."

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Reign Of Idiots

The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social service programs for the poor, and project economic growth on the basis of myth. Idiot industrialists poison the water, the soil and the air, slash jobs and depress wages. Idiot bankers gamble on self-created financial bubbles and impose crippling debt peonage on the citizens. Idiot journalists and public intellectuals pretend despotism is democracy. Idiot intelligence operatives orchestrate the overthrow of foreign governments to create lawless enclaves that give rise to enraged fanatics. Idiot professors, “experts” and “specialists” busy themselves with unintelligible jargon and arcane theory that buttresses the policies of the rulers. Idiot entertainers and producers create lurid spectacles of sex, gore and fantasy.

There is a familiar checklist for extinction. We are ticking off every item on it....

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"The centre does not hold" by Yeats is truly a prophectic statement of our times.  I been watching the global economy for about a decade and a half.  I remember reading books and websites that before the collaspe of 2008 were predicting that the US economy was on the verge of massive housing bubble and a credit crisis.  In the parlance of modern lingo it would have been called "Fake News" today and conspiracy talk before the crash.  Then it happened and almost crashed the world economy.  Large parts of Europe and the US were shaken to the core and people lost a lot of wealth.   That loss formalized what was happening for decades before the before the crash. The global economy was no longer shielding the masses in the west.  The citizens started to feel the economic pressure from capatilism, not the minorty groups because they have been have been feeling lash of poverty and exclusion from public life since the founding modern democratic state.  No but the equilant of the "american god fearing, hardworking, middle class indivudal" all over the western world.  They were feeling the strains of capitialsim that the the majority of the world felt on a daily basis. 

Which the crash of 2008 all that changed.  The myth of capitialism that it raises all boats was elimnated for the western public for many. Populism is the response to the economic instabilty of the those individuals that believed in the system but they rudely informed that were no longer needed as clogs in the former great capitalist  enterprise that we experience on the daily basis.  There was the always racial minorties and destitute people but social control schemes were pretty effective.  From the heavy hand of the law to the general welfare schemes to allow the desitute to survive phsyically were pretty effective for decades.  For the large part the mythical middle class did not care about the situation becasue it did not affect them.  But the days of the middle class delusion are coming to an end, not that people in the former middle class may want to "Make America Great Again" but the imperatives of the global economy under capitialism makes the good all times a non starter. 

Trump is not cause of todays ills he is merely one of those figures that raise to power when people are fearful economically and angery at the their lose of there former status.  I think that trump like figure is a rationaly responsive to the environment that the US is in.  The democratics decided push more of status quo, they were the equilivant to be tone deaf.  For all trumps faults and there are many he figured that he could harnass the anger and economic insercurity that the many face today.  He spoke of better times that the average american felt was slipping away because of their control the global economic system was no longer absolute.  The democratics total ignored these ideas and said were living in a time of plenty.  Nothing to see here just move on.  And the in a move in a utter comtempt trump supports were called by Hillary were bigets and undesirables.  People will vote for hope.  Trump offered hope and Hillary defended the status quo.

Where does this leave Canada.  Like I mentioned before that the centre will not hold.  Canada did not go through the process of some delaveraging like the US.  When road out 2008 in decent shape but our time will come when the housing bubble crashes to reality.  Then we find like in europe that when people suffer economically the status quo parties were be elimanted and political polization will occur.  Those parties that supported the status quo in Canada will lose their privelges places with voters.  Someone has to take the blame for the what will happen in the after time went the hosining bubble goes. 

And let add abit about the major central banks, on the web they get alot of bad press for the left and right.  But in my view is that the major central banking are proving life support for the global economy by creating tons of credit/debt.  They like those believe who believe that the in "Making the global economy great again".  But the ship has sailed.  What ever comes in the future will not be the same as what was before the crisis in 2008.

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