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Please read this post ...... smoking gun????

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210224034

"Affected the issuance of results on election day" = flipping or deleting votes

NY Times Paul Krugman, "Trump Doesn't Give a Dam" Its not a plan, its a scam.

"It’s not a plan, it’s a scam." Don the Con.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/opinion/donald-trump-infrastructure.html?ribbon-ad-idx=5&rref=opinion&module=Ribbon&version=origin®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&pgtype=article

Donald Trump doesn’t give a dam. Or a bridge. Or a road. Or a sewer system. Or any of the other things we talk about when we talk about infrastructure.

But how can that be when he just announced a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan? That’s easy: It’s not a plan, it’s a scam. The $1.5 trillion number is just made up; he’s only proposing federal spending of $200 billion, which is somehow supposed to magically induce a vastly bigger overall increase in infrastructure investment, mainly paid for either by state and local governments (which are not exactly rolling in cash, but whatever) or by the private sector.

And even the $200 billion is essentially fraudulent: The budget proposal announced the same day doesn’t just impose savage cuts on the poor, it includes sharp cuts for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy and other agencies that would be crucially involved in any real infrastructure plan. Realistically, Trump’s offer on infrastructure is this: nothing.

That’s not to say that the plan is completely vacuous. One section says that it would “authorize federal divestiture of assets that would be better managed by state, local or private entities.” Translation: We’re going to privatize whatever we can. It’s conceivable that this would be done only in cases where the private sector really would do better, and contracts would be handed out fairly, without a hint of cronyism. And if you believe that, I have a degree from Trump University you might want to buy.

God, I miss Obama .... total class on the portraits



The arts have always been central to the American experience. They provoke thought, challenge our assumptions, and shape how we define our narrative as a country.

Thanks to Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, generations of Americans -- and young people from all around the world -- will visit the National Portrait Gallery and see this country through a new lens. These works upend the notion that there are worlds where African Americans belong and worlds where we don't. And that's something Michelle and I hope we contributed to over the eight years we were so privileged to serve you from the White House.

They'll walk out of that museum with a better sense of the America we all love. Clear-eyed. Big-hearted. Inclusive and optimistic.

And I hope they'll walk out more empowered to go and change their worlds.

- Barack

Trump is fighting the opioid problem by watching Fox & Friends and tweeting

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/963033580107653120


******
When will this nightmare stop?

Police identify suspect in death of two Westerville Police officers

Source: AP & NBC Ch 4

WESTERVILLE, OH (WCMH/AP) — The Westerville Division of Police has identified the suspect in the shooting death of two police officers as 30-year-old Quentin Lamar Smith.

Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said officer Eric Joering, 39, died at the scene and his colleague, Anthony Morelli, 54, died at a local hospital.

Morbitzer said the officers were responding to a “potential domestic situation.” A neighbor who heard the gunfire said it happened at a home where the occupants were “always arguing and fighting.”

“The officers gave their lives in defense of others,” Morbitzer said during a news conference, struggling to keep his emotions in check. He called them “true American heroes.”

Read more: http://nbc4i.com/2018/02/10/police-identify-suspect-in-death-of-two-westerville-police-officers/



Less than 10 miles from my house.


BTW Thanx a lot NRA. A man with domestic abuse reports on him, numerous police runs to
his house, and his wife was trying to get a restraining order on him was able to keep a gun
on him or near him.

Candace Smith told police her husband “has a gun that he carries all of the time, and if it isn’t on him, it is close by.”

It is playing out like this:

1) Trump/GOP We never talked to the Russians.

b) Trump/GOP Well, we talked to the Russians but not about the elections.

iii) Trump/GOP Well, we talked to the Russians and it was about the elections.

4) Trump/GOP Well, we talked to the Russians about the elections but they didn't
tamper in the vote.

e) Trump/GOP Well, we talked to the Russians about the elections and they did try
to tamper with the vote but it didn't effect the outcome of the elections.

And next up will be
vi) Trump/GOP Well, we talked to the Russians about the elections, they did try
to tamper with the vote with Trump/GOP/Cambridge Analytica help, and it effected
the outcome.


https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210212503 a must read posted by riverside

https://twitter.com/Emolclause/status/961678458890981376


is it wrong to give myself hearts or just a cry for help?

France to Trump: No Paris Agreement, no EU trade agreement

http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/02/02/france-us-no-paris-agreement-no-trade-agreement-1/

There will be no trade deal between the EU and US if the Trump administration follows through with its threat to withdraw from the Paris climate deal, a French minister said on Thursday.

Speaking to parliament, foreign affairs minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne said: “One of our main demands is that any country who signs a trade agreement with EU should implement the Paris Agreement on the ground. No Paris Agreement, no trade agreement. The US knows what to expect.”

In June 2017, US president Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement; a move he can only formalise in 2020, according to the the rules of the deal. He has also backed away from policies designed to deliver on US commitments to the accord.


Talks between the US and EU over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTip) stalled in 2016 and have failed to revive under the Trump administration, with both sides unwilling to raise it in talks last year.

Americans are manipulated by fake news because religion has infected our politics:

Americans are manipulated by fake news because religion has infected our politics: Peabody-winning journalist


https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/americans-manipulated-fake-news-religion-infected-politics-peabody-winning-journalist/

As the Protestant Christians became more extreme, the Republican Party was similarly becoming more extreme.

“So, one thing that has happened, and one thing that has led the Republican Party to fantasy and wishful untruth more and more into its approach to policy…are now in the Republican mainstream,” Andersen argued.

Things like a belief in a secret Muslim plot to overthrow the United States for Sharia Law, climate change being a Chinese hoax and even President Barack Obama is a secret Muslim and Donald Trump came to save America with the birther campaign, are all issues that are easy to believe if “fantasy and wishful untruths” are the norm. It makes it easier to accept conspiracy theories or fake news.

Anderson explained that he doesn’t care if people believe what they want to believe in private. However, when religious belief “bleeds over into how we manage and construct our economy and our society,” there’s a problem. It will cause lasting trouble for the country.

Brain Kilmeade is so dumb that .....

He is still surprised how the 'fridge knows to turn on the light
when he opens the door.


https://twitter.com/kilmeade/status/960459897082187776
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