Monday, January 30, 2017

Pope Francis Just Called Out Trump for Being an Intolerant Racist – Week 2 of the Trump Administration is Now Under Way

Mod: While most racists really are intolerant, for an American president to be accused of such unhappy things by the Pope is quite unprecedented. We are now one week and a couple of days into the Trump administration, and things continue to careen out of control. Here are four articles Kellyanne "Lulu" Conway would demand you not be allowed to read. 

Pope Francis Just Called Out Trump For Being An Intolerant Racist – Awaiting Twitter Rant (Bipartisan Report link): Pope Francis has probably been the most politically involved Pope ever, and his latest statements about President Trump’s new ban on Muslims is likely to leave The Donald in quite a tizzy.

It’s only been a matter of days since the ban on Muslims was enforced, and already its effects are being felt around the world. From angry Atheists who believe that all religious people are equally evil, to the devout Christians who actually try to practice what they preach, everyone is up in arms about the blatant discrimination against this very large group of people.

Finally, the Pope is reaching out to President Trump to say what every logical person is thinking. You can’t be a true Christian while rejecting refugees.

Pope Francis condemned President Trump while addressing a crowd of German Catholics and Lutherans:

“The contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.”

“This is not something I’ve read in books, but I see in the newspapers and on television every day.”

“The sickness or, you can say the sin, that Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy, which is precisely what is happening when someone claims to be a Christian but does not live according to the teaching of Christ. You cannot be a Christian without living like a Christian,”

“You cannot be a Christian without practicing the Beatitudes. You cannot be a Christian without doing what Jesus teaches us in Matthew 25.”

“It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help.”

Francis continued by saying that every country in the world should:

“Service to the poorest, the sick (and) those who have abandoned their homelands in search of a better future for themselves and their families.”

“In putting ourselves at the service of the neediest. we will experience that we already are united; it is God’s mercy that unites us.”

Pope Francis lending his voice to this matter lets us know just how important this moment in time is. America can either continue down the dark and dangerous path it is headed down, or it can retreat back to the somewhat respectable reputation it once had.

It Took Donald Trump 8 Days To Bring The U.S. To The Brink Of A Constitutional Crisis (Huffington Post link): It took little more than a week in office for President Donald Trump to thrust the nation to the brink of a constitutional crisis.

Late Friday, Trump issued an executive order forbidding millions of refugees, hundreds of thousands of visitors and 500,000 legal immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Over the following 48 hours, massive protests erupted in cities and airports nationwide, courts temporarily blocked major parts of the order, the administration defied the courts and Democrats called for an investigation into the administration’s defiance. As the weekend drew to a close, an anonymous White House official proclaimed the whole episode a “massive success story.”

The federal courts thought otherwise. On Saturday night, a judge in Brooklyn ordered the Trump administration to stop deporting refugees and visitors immigration authorities had previously cleared to enter the country. Two judges in Massachusetts ordered that travelers who were legally authorized to be in the United States shouldn’t be detained at or deported from Logan International Airport for a period of seven days. A judge in Seattle halted the deportation of two travelers. And a judge in Virginia issued an order requiring the administration to allow lawyers access to lawful permanent residents — also known as green card holders — whom Customs and Border Protection agents had detained at Dulles International Airport on Trump’s instructions.

When federal judges rule, government officials — up to and including the president — are supposed to obey or risk being held in contempt of court. A government that ignored the courts would be able to violate the law and the Constitution at will. So for more than two centuries, the nation’s courts have had the last word on what’s legal and constitutional — and what is not. “We are and will remain in compliance with judicial orders,” the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Sunday evening.

But there was little indication that the Trump administration has fully complied with the court orders, or that Trump’s inner circle believed the administration had to do so.

 
Feds Defy Judge and Congressmen to Uphold Trump’s Orders at Dulles (Daily Beast link): Sunday was a day of strength for the Trump administration at Washington Dulles International Airport. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the federal agency tasked with keeping people from entering the U.S. illegally, successfully deflected a federal judge’s court order and stonewalled three members of Congress, in a display of executive branch muscle.

The night before, Judge Leonie Brinkema ordered CBP officials at the airport to let lawyers have access to legal permanent residents of the U.S. who were detained because of Trump’s travel ban.

It was a court order from a federal judge, which meant it was enforceable by federal law enforcement. But immigration lawyers at Dulles said it didn’t get adequately enforced. Instead, CBP kept the Dulles detainees––and it still isn’t public how many lawful American residents were held there, and for how long––from having face-to-face conversations with attorneys.

Who Hasn’t Trump Banned? People From Places Where He’s Done Business (The New York Times link): President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries is being rightly challenged in the courts for, among other things, its unconstitutional interference with free exercise of religion and denial of due process. Overlooked in the furor is another troubling aspect of the situation: President Trump omitted from his ban a number of other predominantly Muslim nations where his company has done business. This adds further illegitimacy to one of the most arbitrary executive actions in our recent history, and raises significant constitutional questions.

The seven countries whose citizens are subject to the ban are relatively poor. Some, such as Syria, are torn by civil war; others are only now emerging from war. One thing these countries have in common is that they are places where the Trump organization does little to no business.

By contrast, other neighboring Muslim countries are not on the list, even though some of their citizens pose just as great a risk — if not greater — of exporting terrorism to the United States. Among them are Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. A vast majority of people living in these countries, like the people living in the seven subject to the immigration ban, are peaceful and law abiding. But these three countries have exported terror to the United States in the past. They accounted for 18 of the 19 terrorists who perpetrated the Sept. 11 attack on American soil (an attack which was directed by another Saudi, Osama Bin Laden, with the assistance of an Egyptian, Ayman al-Zawahri).

These countries, unlike those subject to the ban, are ones where Donald Trump has done business. In Saudi Arabia, his most recent government financial disclosure revealed several limited liability Trump corporations. In Egypt, he had two Trump companies registered. In the United Arab Emirates, he had licensed his name to a Dubai golf resort and a luxury residential development and spa. Some of these entities have since been closed, and others remain active.

A look at other nations with large Muslim populations only reinforces this troubling pattern. Turkey, India and the Philippines could all pose similar risks as the banned countries of origin that concern the president. Yet Mr. Trump has done business in all three places. They, too, are omitted from his list.

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140 comments:

  1. Francis is the most Christlike pope we've been blessed with in memory. A guiding light for true Christians.

    Make the world great again.

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    1. Tattler needs to align itself with Ashley Judd. Joined together in hysteria.

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    2. You can only be hysterical for so long. Let them spend their time and money while Trump unwinds the Obama legacy and makes America Great Again.

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    3. 8:34 - please report to the SGV detention center immediately. Your deportation process has been ordered.

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    4. No courts, no Congress, no media. Just Trump. Be sure to get yourself right with God.

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    5. While you were sleeping Steve Bannon hijacked your government. The plan is to partner with Russia to destroy Muslims. They want you to believe all Muslims are terrorists. They are not. Just like Hitler wanted people to believe Jews needed to be killed. Its happening.

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    6. It's happening? What's happening? Our boarders have been closed.Did you all forget that your very own Bill Clinton closed our boarders,to a standing ovation no less. Was he Hitler, no you called him a hero.

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    7. Borders, knucklehead. Borders.

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    8. Spelling aside, 5:24 is spot on.

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  2. Really not sure what the fuss is all about. The United States has been down this road before, in it's past history. This ban is inorder to conduct an extreme vetting process, which I am all for.
    No where in the U.S. Constitution does it say about protecting rights of non U.S. citizens.
    Protecting the U.S. soldiers on foreign soil is a different matter, but this Country watched as President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary both went to bed early that night, knowing that one phone call would save those lives, help was a half an hour away.

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    1. A huge problem here is the Trump administration's refusal to obey court orders. The reality TV star is becoming a tinpot dictator and Homeland Security his personal police force.

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    2. If you're keeping score don't forget the 432 people killed under Reagan's watch in the 1983 Beirut attacks. That's 100 times the number list in lybia. And certainly don't forget the 6,800 Americans killed in Bush II's false-flag 'liberations' of Afghanistan and Iraq - that's well over 1,000 times the number of casualties as poor lybia

      Keep this in mind before you say something else as stupid

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    3. TDS - Trump Derangement Syndrome. You're going to have a long 4 years and likely 8. Anyone who has time to protest is probably on the dole. I understand. You don't want to lose those benefits paid for with other people's money.

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    4. What is all the fuss about? Remember, that is what the Germans said about Hitler.

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    5. It is OK to talk about Trump. I can also understand why 8:27 doesn't want you to.

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    6. https://www.instagram.com/p/BP35ae_g52o/

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  3. Pope Francis is trying to deflect his and the Vatican's neglect of Christian Syrians that have all but been exterminated. As the wealthiest Church on this planet, Francis turned a blind eye to the suffering and killings. So much easier to make a statement just when all has been done. "Words Matter", but Christ showed that actions with those words are the teachings "we" follow.
    The Vatican can afford to build entire refugees safety areas in "their" own countries of Origins , for all of the War torn countries. So Pope Francis, put the money where your mouth is, or you may just find that needle's eye, an opening to small to cross through. The Pope should stay clear of Politics.

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    1. It looks like the moral leadership and teachings of the Pontiff are lost on this alt-knucklehead.

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    2. The Vatican is corrupt. The US government is corrupt. Both Francis and Trump elected as outsiders to change the system. The difference is that Francis is a truly humble leader and bringing real change. Trump is a false prophet and bringing further corruption.

      We need the pope more involved in politics and the US less involved in selfish greed and hegemony in the Middle East.

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    3. The peaceful leader of the world's largest religion should stay out of politics but a lawsuit-addled vagina-grabbing billionaire should get involved? You're ain't going to heaven with that phony gospel my friend.

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    4. Pope Francis has a world saving message. Trump is just nuts.

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  4. Could any of the posters on this site, including the author of this piece; give an example of what is racists? No where was the word Muslim used in the 130 day ban, until a more secure vetting process is in place.

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    1. That would be "are racists." As far as finding an answer to your question, I suggest you attend an introductory course on the topic at any local junior college.

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    2. Have you not heard any of Trump's campaign speeches? It's all right there, kid.

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  5. Border agents defy courts on Trump travel ban, congressmen and lawyers say
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/29/customs-border-protection-agents-trump-muslim-country-travel-ban

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  6. President Obama and his administration, gave the list of seven countries to ban, to the new incoming administration.
    A few other countries will be added. Saudi Arabia has been stabilizing under the younger Princes guidance, so they may not be added to the list.
    Any process to strengthen America's defenses against terrorism, should be supported.

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    1. Complete and utter lie. Though your claim that Trump follows Obama's orders is kind of hilarious.

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    2. No process that is unconstitutional, against the Geneva convention, or in conflict with any legal treaties the US has signed should be supported.

      You should be deported.

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    3. Strengthened why? People coming here are already vetted. No problem under Obama, though of course there was a big problem when the Bush administration allowed agents of Bin Laden in this country. Remember Bin Laden, whose family members were in business with Bush and quickly whisked out of the country with zero vetting or questioning.

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  7. 7:27am. I am not looking for an english class at a junior school, maybe in the future.
    I am asking for a clarification to the statements made by the author. Or a point of origin, so that my responses will match the article in a logical dialogue.

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    1. You might want to consider a course on reading comprehension as well.

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  8. 7:17 The Pope should stay clear of Politics? How about governments should stay clear of religion and religion should have no place in government. All religions should be taxed and treated like the business they are. The world forever has fought over who is the right god or if there really is a god so treat all religions as a business and tax them. Trump is not a christian and not a very good leader. The only thing Trump had to do right was keep out terrorists and he has totally blown that and pissed off the world. The man has no connection with us commoners and no idea how to protect us from terrorists. Oh, and he is not a christian.

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    1. Jihadists already thanking trump for giving them evidence that US is waging for war on Islam. Terrorist attack in a mosque in Canada yesterday. More civilians likely to die because of extremists on both sides.


      Sad.

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    2. 8:31....turns out it was a white kid from Canada and he was a trump supporter.

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  9. 7:39am. Do you even follow any news? Are you just locked into your mindset?

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    1. Can you provide us with a cite that proves me wrong?

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    2. Not yet I guess.

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  10. No word yet if residents of Vatican City are being blocked from traveling to the United States. Expect a tweet on this matter from the President of the United States within the next day or so.

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    1. Perhaps the Papa will take in all the muslims that want to come here. That would be very kind of him. Otherwise he needs to butt out of matters of State.

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    2. Face it. You hate Muslims just like the Nazis hated Jews. Take your fascist ass to Guatamala.

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    3. Pope is awesome. The only world leader with real balls.


      Trump's sins are your sins. Gonna be a hot time for you in the afterlife.

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  11. 7:35am. The President of this Nation will be involved, that's his job, to protect the U.S. citizens. The Catholic Church protects pedophiles with in it's own order and excommunicates divorced couples. That's phony gospel. Don't mix Politics and Religion, that won't save souls.

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    1. Trump's constituency is chock full of rapists. some of them, I assume, are good people.

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    2. Francis was brought in to drain the swamp. Trump is part of that swamp.

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    3. Cloaca Maxima. Sometimes you can see Trump's snout break the surface.

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  12. 7:54am. Are you talking about this land we call the United States and the first people of origin? No treaty was honered.

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  13. Atheists don't necessarily believe that religious people are evil, though many clearly hide their evil behind religion. Actually, atheists are bemused by the notion that grown humans engage in such magical thinking, but are not amused by all the strife caused in the world by the struggles among the various sects of magical thinkers.

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  14. 7:50am..Benghazi is the first and hopefully the last time, that American Soldiers were attacked on Foreign soil (but a Consulate compound) and NOT rendered aid by our military.
    NEVER BEFORE HAS THIS HAPPENED.

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    1. Do drugs a lot?

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    2. That sounds like a matter for the secretary of defense not state. one reason Clinton was fully cleared multiple times.

      Do you know how many embassy and consulate attacks there were under George W. Bush? Twenty

      How many Americans were killed in those attacks? 66

      Number of congressional investigations were conducted into those attacks? NONE.

      You got played by right-wing fanatics, kid. Know the full facts or STFU.


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  15. Atheist think inly about themselves

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  16. Maybe Mr. President is going to set up a new border system that says you can leave but you can't come back.

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    1. Don't forget to take your hood with you on the way out.

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  17. 8:06am. How many "sleeper cells" came into this country under Obama's time in office? Does San Bernardino sound familar?

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    1. Nice try 8:45. They were self-radicalized. No evidence whatsoever that they were a sleeper cell. Does truth sound familiar?

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    2. Obama had to deal with a lot of blowback from bush's failed republican policies. Perhaps some cells did sneak in. Perhaps you are paranoid because republicans want you to feel terrorized

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    3. There is no doubt that some terrorists have taken advantage of the migrant crisis. The men who committed the massacre at the Bataclan did, and had the various law and order services of Europe been in better communication with each other, the terrorists would have been caught. Same thing here with the 9/11 murderers. If the FBI and the CIA had worked together, those men would have been stopped.

      The migrant crisis is a perfect opportunity.

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  18. Maybe we should ban all magical thinkers from entering the country.

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  19. 8 33am. FooL. Why you picking on short people? I love Guatamala.

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  20. Tell us 8:17 about Benghazi. Tell us all the history and all the facts so we can understand where your coming from. Maybe we want to join you, I for one would like to know what I'm missing here.

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    1. 8:16 doesn't have any facts
      Only breitbart editorials

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    2. Bannon is the Goebbels of our time.

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  21. Ban all magical thinkers. Unless they have their unicorn by their side and pixie dust in their pockets.

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  22. Where's your evidence for that 8:39? I've devoted my career to helping people who have been hurt by others, many of the latter when caught try to hind behind religion to show just how good they are and how they couldn't possibly have hurt anyone.

    Keep in mind that EVERYONE is an atheist toward thousands of gods that have been worshiped over the millennia. We just add one more to that list.

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    1. What do you do for a living?

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  23. Why hasn't the Pope removed his wall and allowed all those musulims and siriana to occupy the vadican?

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    1. He did already. The pope personally went to a refugee camp and brought refugees to the Vatican

      Get some facts or STFU

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    2. Musulins ... siriana ... vadican. Why even clear comments that stupid, Mod?

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  24. 8:31am. Do Jihaidiists frighten you? If so, you don't understand what the President is doing. The Canadian Mosque shooting was carried out from a disagreement on the teachings of that Mosque, by other Muslims.

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    1. I don't fear anyone. But i do feel for victims of hate and for those who are taught to hate by extremist leaders. Including those who worship Trump. Go in peace friend.

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    2. Trump's is playing both the fear and racism cards. Stand up to Trump and you defeat both.

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    3. 9:04.....it was a white dude from Canada and he was a trump supporter.

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  25. Yes 8:55. And only magical thinkers should fight in and be forced to pay for the Magical Thinking Wars of late.

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  26. Muslims shouldn't feel too bad. Trumpies hate Catholics, too.

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  27. 8:33am. Maybe you disagree with the King Abdul of Jordan. He said that this is a Civil War inside Islam.
    Jihaid Muslim against Muslim.

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    1. I disagree with anyone who claims to call themselves a king, or any kind of royalty. Or anyone who invokes any religion for personal power, like trump

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    2. Or tries to circumvent the courts and makes Homeland Security his personal goon squad.

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    3. Even the name 'homeland security' has nazi origins.

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    4. Gallup: Trump Net Approval Rating Drops 8 Points In First Week In Office
      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gallup-trump-approval-rating-falls-week-one
      President Donald Trump’s net approval rating dropped by eight points in his first week in the Oval Office, according to daily polls tracked by Gallup.

      On Sunday Jan. 22, two days after being sworn in, 45 percent of respondents said they disapproved of Trump’s job performance and 45 percent approved. By Friday Jan. 27, the percentage who disapproved rose to 50 and percentage who approved dipped to 42.

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  28. yeah yeah yeah

    just let me know when our city manager is going to open a dispensary in SM

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    1. Just walk up to the canyon, hombre

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    2. Cool. Nice view, too.

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    3. Mary's market now features grilled octopus

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    4. Is this good news?

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  29. Awesome - Starbucks pledges to hire 10000 refugees! America continues to be great.

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  30. When friends of America are stopped at the border by Trump's now private police force, the terrorists win.

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  31. Trump's choice of the CEO of Exxon as Sec'y of State shows we are going in a direction that is diametrically opposite what is in our national interests.

    What we need to do is get off foreign oil and become energy independent through the use of renewables. Share/sell the technology with the rest of the world, then watch as the petrodollars that are now flowing to the Middle East dry up. We won't need to be there except to contain any military leakage beyond that region.

    After a period of privation (and attendant internal unrest), the more rational among them will prevail. Privation worked to oust the radical elements in Germany and Japan; it will work to oust the radical Islamic elements and the rulers who tolerate them.

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    1. Sanctions already caused privation which destroyed the middle classes of several middle eastern countries- what's left is radicals at the top and bottom. When you got nothing you got nothing to lose and when you got it all you want a wall. The same thing we now have here in america.

      It's the marshal plan that stablized the former axis powers and helped grow American coffers. The kind of economic partnership China is engaging in around the world.

      Your old way of thinking is like polishing a fossil

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    2. Unfortunately, my reply to you did not post, and because I actually work for a living. did not notice until now.

      The Marshall Plan is not what defeated the enemy in WWII. What defeated them was the utter privation that the enemy populace experienced. Take Germany, firebombing completely destroyed many cities. Likewise, Japan though certain elements tried to hang on until Little Boy. Placing them in a position where the only thing they could do was try to survive cured them of their nationalistic and militaristic mindset.

      Of course, I am not proposing the imposition of such abject horrors on the Middle East. But what we can do is turn off the spigot of petrodollars that enables despots who have a Faustian bargain with the mullahs radicalize the youth. Those who we pay are indeed directly responsible for terror, even if they have nice genteel business meetings in Dubai with Exxon executives.

      Turning off the money will do way more than the sanctions that you say hurt the middle class. It will stop the entire machinery of the Middle East. As the money flow dries up, they will scramble for help. Eventually, a couple of weeks with scarcities of food and other necessities will certainly cause sea changes within their societies. They will eventually turn on their ruling class, hopefully including the mullahs. Then we can give them a Marshall Plan.

      I don't understand why you would want the status quo. Do you have oil and petrochemical stocks? If we get off oil, we can get out of the Middle East to a great extent. Just imagine if we had invested the trillions of dollars spent on the last few wars for renewable energy research and productive assets rather than unproductive throw away weapons and military equipment.

      We can create a whole new world. They can either join us, or their society can experience a slow and inevitable decline. The radical elements may well rise up, but without dollars it will be their last hurrah. Meanwhile, we and the earth get the benefit of clean, renewable energy.

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  32. Alt-President Steve Bannon is above the law, above Congress, above the Courts. He is in fact Donald Trump's brain. Between Bannon and Putin, Trump is in puppet mode - strings and all. Jared Kushner is nothing more than a puppet put in place to assuage Trump's need to have the world explained in single syllable words he can understand by an truly intelligent member of his family.

    Where is the outrage that Bannon and Kelltyanne Conway were forced onto Trump by a multi billionaire in return for financing. You didn't really think that Trump used his own money to finance his campaign now did you. Why doesn't he release his tax returns? Because he is no where as rich as he represents. Cash flow is King!

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    1. 10:35am. Why do the terriost win? Are these "friends" signing up to join the jihad against the US of A?

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    2. You'd never understand. You're too effin' stupid.

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    3. Ms. Jeff, sounds to me like the 2nd 4 years of Regan - ya know, where Ollie and Fawn, and Mrs. Regan and her astrologer, were making the decisions because Ronnie had become too addled with Alzheimers to do anything but smile and read from a teleprompter. When Alexander Haig thought he'd be the annointed one. You remember, don't you?

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  33. 10:13am. Starbucks said the stores will play "My Mother the War" by 10,000 Manics! and any vetted persons can work ! Gotta get that sales pitch in, just like the Air B& B ads.

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    1. Worst stand up comedian ever

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  34. The Saudis hold the fate of the world economy in their hands, and have for some years. No one dares to estrange them.

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  35. One in and two out. Campaign promise :regulated small business wins. Thank you President Trump. Unleash the economy...

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    1. Is that how things get fixed on the Magic Planet? With the snap of the King's little fingers?

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  36. I am "King" of my household, allow me to buy your silence 10:51am.

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  37. I look at the map of countries from which immigrants may not be admitted and see what Trump was alluding to in his statement before the CIA memorial wall: the second chance to get Iraq's oil, and the pipeline to deliver access as well.

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    1. No blood for oil
      That's what's started the terrorist blowback to begin with

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  38. Pipeline for Iraq's oil? Which Ocean Creatures will protest? All i hope... The United States has plenty of it's own oil. The re working of regulations will make a hughly bigly differance in processing fosil fuels here in this country

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  39. McConnell, Ryan Say Congress Will Pay for Trump's $12B Border Wall
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mcconnell-ryan-congress-pay-trumps-12b-border-wall/story

    Like there was ever any doubt.

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  40. The Latest: Some big Wall Street banks speak out against ban
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/the-latest-trump-blames-delta-protests-for-airport-woes/2017/01/30/ab27b1a4-e6e9-11e6-903d-9b11ed7d8d2a_story.html

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  41. The 5 Biggest Tech Companies Lost $32 Billion Over Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban
    http://fortune.com/2017/01/30/donald-trump-muslim-ban-tech-companies/
    Investors suspected Silicon Valley wouldn't have it easy under President Donald Trump's protectionist trade and immigration policies.
    Trump deepened those fears Friday when he signed an executive order barring citizens of several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. The move sent the market cap of the five biggest tech companies on the S&P 500 down by $32 billion Monday, as investors worried Trump's anti-immigration policies may cut into the workforces of tech companies.
    Shares of Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook (FB, -1.20%) together fell roughly 1% for a total market cap of $2.4 trillion on Monday. Alphabet alone shed $13.8 billion in market cap.

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  42. And so Mexico gets PAID to build a useless wall: In another twist, money may flow to Mexicans or Mexican companies. Analysts say it is basically cost prohibitive to ship heavy rock or concrete more than 70 miles, or cement more than several hundred miles. That means manufacturers closest to the border may prove to be the most economical. That could be a big win for Cemex, Mexico’s largest cement manufacturer, which has a United States-based subsidiary that could bid for the project and several plants dotting the border, analysts note. The company could also potentially receive hard-to-trace subcontracts that even government agencies sometimes have a difficult time tracking.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/28/business/mexico-border-wall-trump.html

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  43. Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, are the new 1%'s !

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    1. Yes, let's destroy some of America's greatest corporations to make a really idiotic political point.

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  44. Obama draws neck-and-neck with Reagan in poll of greatest modern president
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/26/obama-draws-neck-and-neck-with-reagan-in-poll-of-greatest-modern-president/

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    1. I've also heard that Mary's Market has "special" exotic meats on their once a month invite only dinners, has anyone else heard the same?

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    2. The fake news dad is so boring

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    3. Please don't disparage Obama by mentioned An astrology believer in the same sentence.

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    4. The longer Trump is in office the more popular Obama will become.

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  45. Oh what fun it will be to see the price once again get up to the $5 mark. Food, friends and fuel will all go up.

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  46. 1:10pm smoking that magical Canyon Tea!

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    1. " Standing Alone in Mecca" author says that the misrepresenting of the Executive Order on Immigration, is a political powder keg from those that lost the US Election. Attempting to stir anti American sentiments are coming from the left Progressive groups.
      Prez Obama has just said he "supports" the dissent; sounds like he's looking for his old job as Union Organizer back!

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    2. Trump's approval ratings are about 20% below those of Obama. Our former president is getting Reagan-like approval numbers. Plus Trump lost the election by 3 million votes. Obama speaks for far more people than the fringe rightwing radical currently fouling the While House.

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  47. Doug Wead; Presidential Historian, has said that like President H. Hoover, President Obama has added onto he's legacy as someone trying not to take blame. For President Obama to speak out the way he has, "well, he should have just shut up".

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    1. Blame for what?

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    2. Trump troll getting desperate

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    3. Who gives a turd about the right wing tro who wrote the book " George Bush-a man of integrity", that nobody read, thinks

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  48. Nothing like a little truth to piss of the Good Humor man, right 1:56?

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    1. Get thee to a grammar class.

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  49. Tattler breaks the hundred hit mark today- don't mess with the pope!

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  50. The Pope has his own mess to deal with.
    Reagan like approval numbers for Obama? Did your crystal ball show you that?

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    1. That info came from the American news media. Though I do know that you Trumpies prefer the information you get from Moscow.

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  51. More FAKE NEWS. Some Fox troll passed on the lie earlier today that the alleged mosque shooters were Islamic it the suspect is a caucasian right wing terrorist

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    1. Wow. Was he a member of Trump's cabinet?

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  52. Did your American news media tell you that Iran broke the UN and Obama sanctions today by firing off a balistic missile? and after Obama sent them all that money to appease the Mullahs.

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    1. You need to get yourself a calendar, Nimrod. This happened on Trump's watch.

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    2. It was rightfully their money, not somw gift. And it happened under trump's watch. Just like that tool George Bush did nothing when North Korea went 'nukular'

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  53. Obamacare got more popular after Donald Trump was sworn in as president - Public support for Obamacare rose right after Donald Trump became president, a new poll reveals. Approval ratings for Obamacare — which Trump intends to repeal — increased by 6 percentage points, to 47 percent of the public on the heels of Trump's inauguration, according to the Morning Consult/Politico survey.

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/obamacare-got-more-popular-donald-173607361.html

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  54. 4:45pm. You mean all that US accrued interest from the sanctions on the money that was held since the Reagan days? And "you" want me to believe that President Trump would "give"money to Iran. That is the LOL joke of the first eight days in President Trumps time in office. "You" must be high!

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    1. Trump twerp talking to herself at this point.

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