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Why is no one talking about Trump's last- ditch arms sale to the UAE ?

Move On just sent out this message and I heard brief mention of it a few days ago on some news broadcast but it seems to be mostly under the radar?
Any of you following this or seen anything in the media? I've seen nothing on DU.

Message that just came from MoveOn:

Right now, Trump is trying to ram through a massive last minute sale of $23.37 BILLION in weapons to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — the same bombs that they and Saudi Arabia use to murder Yemeni civilians and exacerbate a humanitarian crisis — and the time for us STOP the sale is already running out.

Trump is still in the White House until January 20, 2021. And between now and Inauguration Day, untold damage can be unleashed, including weapons sales like this one.

But we have a CRITICAL, narrow window to stop this sale: by law, Congress has 30 days to intervene and block the sale. The clock is ticking, but luckily, we’ve done this before, and there’s no doubt that together, we can get loud enough so that (once again) Congress listens.

Sign now to tell Congress: End U.S. complicity in Yemen, stop Trump’s arm sale to the UAE.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


Leonard Cohen: Anthem. Fitting for this time and uplifting.

The birds, they sang
At the break of day
Start again, I heard them say
Don't dwell on what has passed away
Or what is yet to be.

Yeah, the wars
They will be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
Bought and sold and bought again
The dove is never free.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
The signs were sent:
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
Yeah, the widowhood of every government
Signs for all to see.

I can't run no more
With that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places say their prayers out loud
But they've summoned, they've summoned up a thundercloud
They're gonna hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring ...

You can add up the parts
You won't have the sum
You can strike up the march
There is no drum
Every heart, every heart
To love, will come
But like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring...

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in
That's how the light gets in
That's how the light gets in.

IT is not VOTER fraud! IT is ELECTION fraud! Voters are not committing the fraud. Framing matters!

Framing creates the narrative. It is important. Can we please start calling it by what it is? The media and election officials are framing it incorrectly and creating a narrative that makes it harder to talk about where the real fraud is.

Nevilledog's post about KY numbers being off is a perfect example:

FL is another good example with all the misssing ballots.

Adam Schiff on Rachel now (Ali in for Rachel) discussing transition/ natl security - reassuring

REassuring on the military coup potential, I mean.

"I do have confidence that the Pentagon isn't going to go along with a military coup."
"No matter who they try to stack the Pentagon with, leadership is not going to go along with a military coup."

Major immediate difference in first few minutes of Kamala's speech:

Focus on us, American people. Not egocentric! Bringing all of us into the fold. Inclusive languaging.

"Hope is kindled."

From Return of the King. No explanation needed for those who have seen the movie. For those who have not, the title explains it.
I thought of its obvious relation to the election.

Trump just now said if the illegal votes aren't counted,he wins easily. MSNBC cut away from him.

THey had AZ SOS on; were talking to her and cut away to listen to him but cut him off after about 30 seconds and Brian Williams said he was not telling the truth. They cut back to AZ SOS and asked her if she knew of any illegal votes being counted. She said absolutely not. And probably not anywhere in the country.

She said this kind of misinformation is making their jobs a lot harder. Misinformation is a euphemism for lying! She was being polite.

It was really cool that they just happened to be talking to AZ SOS when this happened. Brian Williams was having none of his lying.

Remember when Trump said vote by mail was ok if state had GOP governor like FL?

Just sayin'. All those problems with ballots and the USPS. If you have a governor who is willing to help lose the ballots...

Interesting to me that in Oregon, our election mail was not delayed. Got our ballots 18 days before. Gave mine to my mail carrier two weeks before and got email from county elections acknowledging receipt the next day.

When we talk about the numbers, it's important to consider that there was still an incredible amount of voter suppression in this election. Dems kept staying we'd have to have huge turnout to compensate for all the suppression. If not for that, numbers would have been a lot higher for Biden. One good thing about COVID is a lot more people voted on paper which is harder to rig electronically.

Sullivan hearing on USPS undelivered ballots starting noon EST. CNN covering it.

Edited 10 minutes later: CNN talked about it and explained it. Not actually covering the hearing but definitely alerting people it's happening and will clearly be reporting updates. Very glad to see this is getting media attention.

Blessings on whoever leaked that cell phone video and on Judge Sullivan.

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