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Name: Patrick not (Jefferson's Ghost 3, 5/7 etc))
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Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Home country: USA
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Working to keep NM a solid Blue State

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Stupid Trump tweet of the day & "HOW TO SPOT A DICTATOR"

Why is this Teflon Don tweet stupid?
Run-on sentences and improper use of capital lettering, make Trump appear totally uneducated. X {x} marks the grammatical and spelling mistakes.

realDonaldTrump: Never has the press been more inaccurate, unfair or corrupt! We are not fighting the Democrats,{x} they are easy,{x} we are fighting the seriously dishonest and unhinged {x}Lamestream {x}Media. They have gone totally CRAZY. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
6:07 AM · Aug 10, 2019


Trump, without evidence, accuses Google of illegally swinging election against him in 2020
by Jesse Pound CNBC

In tweets, Trump lists evidence-free accusations by several people, including Faux News host Lou Dobbs and former (disgruntled and fired, now seeking fame) Google employee eKevin Cernekee, that the tech company has an anti-conservative bias.

President Donald Trump criticized Google on Tuesday morning, insinuating that the tech company may be working against his reelection campaign and saying “we are watching Google very closely.”

In a series of tweets, Trump listed baseless accusations by several people, including Fox News host Lou Dobbs and former Google employee Kevin Cernekee, that the tech company has an anti-conservative bias...

There’s no evidence that Google manipulates information to stifle conservative voices.
Posted by Jeffersons Ghost | Sat Aug 10, 2019, 10:17 AM (5 replies)

Trump says "BE QUIET!"

Trump tells O'Rourke to 'be quiet' in wake of El Paso shooting

President Trump late Tuesday night responded to criticism from former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), who has repeatedly assailed the president following a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

"Beto (phony name to indicate Hispanic heritage) O’Rourke, who is embarrassed by my last visit to the Great State of Texas, where I trounced him, and is now even more embarrassed by polling at 1% in the Democrat Primary, should respect the victims & law enforcement — & be quiet!" Trump tweeted.

In response to Trump's tweet, O'Rourke said, "22 people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism. El Paso will not be quiet and neither will I." https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/456479-trump-tells-orourke-he-should-be-quiet-in-wake-of-el-paso-shooting

As for mocking people, because of their given names:

Donald Trump's ancestors changed their surname from "Drumpf" to "Trump."

Donald’s grandfather was a German immigrant named Frederick Drumpf who emigrated to the U.S. in 1885 and became a naturalized citizen in 1892.

At some point, he started calling himself “Frederick Trump,” but it is unclear if he ever changed his name officially. Some have speculated that he didn’t want to be known as “Drumpf” because of prevailing prejudice against Germans (which would heighten, of course, during World War I). https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donald-drumpf/
Posted by Jeffersons Ghost | Wed Aug 7, 2019, 11:39 AM (46 replies)

In a phone call from a racist, defending Trump, an inarguable point was made:

I asked, "Who should go back to their "own country" and then added, "white people invaded and desecrated holy land of Native Americans." His meager response was to point out that some tribes - particularly the Apache and Comanche - were at war with other tribes.

I replied that "other large tribes fought each other, just like European nations did." For example:
From 1716 to 1718, Blackbeard and his 40-gun flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, prowled the West Indies and the Atlantic coast of North America, preying on ships heading back to Spain laden with gold, silver and other treasures, looted from natives in Mexico and South America. French "privateers" also raided the gold-laden, Spanish galleons.

The long, sordid history behind Trump’s ‘go back’ to your country comments
By Zoe Greenberg Globe Staff,July 15, 2019, 8:22 p.m

Although his comments may be some of the most hurtful and inflammatory ones made by an American president in recent memory, historians and scholars point out that they are also part of a long history of actions by Americans and their government to draw the boundaries of citizenship so that they exclude people of color.

These comments are part of a much bigger picture. The first naturalization law of the republic in 1790 defined the privilege of citizenship as the provenance of “free white” people.

Instead of granting citizenship, many white leaders came up with another solution: a “return” to Africa, an idea popularized by the American Colonization Society.

The 14th Amendment solved the issue of freed slaves, enacting a kind of retroactive acknowledgment that anyone born in the United States was a citizen, according to Jones. But even that did not settle the question of whether all nonwhite people could become citizens. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, for example, prevented Chinese people from becoming American citizens or immigrating here.

The rallying cry against the Chinese and against Mexicans in the late 1800s was a blunt one: “This is a white man’s country!”

The 1924 Indian Citizenship Act, for example, formally made Native Americans citizens, though they had lived on US land much longer than its original citizens.

After, I made the inarguable point that white people (and Hispanics) invaded America and destroyed Native populations, with little or no provocation, the racist said "don't ever call me;" but I didn't call him in the first place.
Posted by Jeffersons Ghost | Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:32 AM (6 replies)

At a refugee detention camp,"Women and children 'endure rape, beatings and abuse"

Women and children ‘endure rape, beatings and abuse’ inside Dunkirk’s refugee camp
The fate of those stranded by the UK’s decision to limit taking child refugees from France

Corroborating accounts from volunteers, medics, refugees and other officials reveal that sexual abuse is common within the large camp at Dunkirk and that children and women are forced to have sex by traffickers in return for blankets or food or the offer of passage to the UK.

One of the most in-demand products distributed to women in Camp de la Linière – the Dunkirk Camp – are adult nappies. “Women are too scared to go to the toilets in the night. None of the locks in the women’s toilets in the camp work,” she said.

The volunteer also recounted several incidents where minors had been attacked: “A 12-year-old girl was groomed in the camp by a man well over twice her age. When she no longer wanted to speak with him because his behaviour towards her had become so obscene, he threatened her. A 13-year-old boy ended up returning to his home country having been raped in the camp.”

AP: Texas detention camp for teen migrants keeps growing

In June, as detention centers for migrant children overflowed, Scott Lloyd, director of HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement, signed a memo granting a waiver to staff up Tornillo without the required child abuse and neglect checks, which flag any potential employee who has a record of hurting a child.

Jeffrey Harp, a retired FBI assistant special agent in charge, told the AP that FBI fingerprint background checks can be completed in a few minutes and reveal much more information about job candidates than checks that simply run a person’s name against criminal history databases.

“How do you know the person is who they say they are unless you do a fingerprint check? They can’t lie about their fingerprints, but they can lie about their name or take on someone else’s identity who has a crystal clean record,” Harp said.

The tent city in Tornillo told stories, both local and global: In a sense, it reflected the marginalization of the border town in which it was briefly located... This complex of incarcerated children became perhaps the clearest physical expression of the cruelty and chaos of the Trump-era response to southern migration.


Trump Administration to Nearly Double Size of Detention Center for Migrant Teenagers

The Office of Inspector General in November criticized the facility’s failure to conduct F.B.I. fingerprint background checks on staff, and also said it had too few staff members to provide sufficient mental health care.

“It’s a shell game of moving kids from one facility to another,” Mr. Merkley said in a telephone interview.

“Homestead has the same maladies that Tornillo suffered from,” said Holly Cooper, a co-director of the immigration law clinic at the University of California at Davis.
Posted by Jeffersons Ghost | Sat Feb 23, 2019, 05:02 PM (8 replies)

In memory of Andy Warhol and a unique interview w/ Rod Serling:

Check out this unique Rod Serling interview w/ music!!!!

Posted by Jeffersons Ghost | Thu Feb 21, 2019, 05:26 AM (6 replies)

please save my dog

Firefighter, save my dog: Thursday was the last day for legislators to introduce bills for this 60-day session. Some 100 additional bills - including Roxy's Law - were introduced in the House of Representatives before the deadline.

One of them, House Bill 598, is intended to give first responders the right to provide emergency care to dogs and cats.

Officers charge Chimayó man in case that prompted ‘Roxy’s Law’ bill

Feb 14, 2019 | 2019 Legislative Session, Ban Traps on Public Lands, Dog, HB 366, Illegal Trapping, NM Department of Game and Fish, Public Lands, Roxy's Law, Trapping on Public Lands

State Game and Fish Department officers have charged a Chimayó man with more than 30 criminal counts in connection with illegal trapping — a case spurred by an investigation into how an Española man’s dog had been killed by an illegal snare trap at Santa Cruz Lake....

Indiscriminate traps kill, injure endangered Mexican wolves, impeding recovery

Four endangered Mexican wolves caught in traps in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Defenders of Wildlife has learned that four more Mexican gray wolves were trapped in New Mexico on land managed by the U.S. Forest Service over the last two months. The four endangered wolves included a breeding-age female that died and a male that was taken into captivity only to have his injured leg amputated. These two wolves are from the Prieto Pack.

According to USFWS information, at least 42 Mexican gray wolves have been caught in traps since 2003, just four in Arizona and the remainder all in New Mexico. At last count in January 2017, [ONLY] 114 Mexican gray wolves roamed the wild in Arizona and New Mexico. Those wolves are the result of a reintroduction program that began in 1998 with the releases of family groups of well-bonded male and female pairs and their pups.

Posted by Jeffersons Ghost | Fri Feb 15, 2019, 11:26 AM (6 replies)

Kamala Harris Entire video "Don't sit around and complain; do something."

She will fix Trump's foreign-policy fiasco.

How to win friends and influence people worldwide!
With comments like: "A harm against one of us harms all of us" and "We all stand together, she is winning international support, which could assist with their US Oil Corporations, unlike a traitor still taking bribes from Russia.

On edit:
Kamala Harris' big challenge
By David Axelrod, CNN Senior Political Commentator
Updated 1:00 PM ET, Mon January 28, 2019

"We must answer a fundamental question; WHO ARE WE?"

"When we have leaders, who bully and attack a free press and undermine Democratic institutions: THAT'S NOT AMERICA!"

"When white supremacists massacre innocent worshipers in a Pittsburgh synagogue; THAT'S NOT OUR AMERICA!"


She didn't really yell it; but we should. If the youtube link, by CNN, gets lots of hits We the People get more Democrats like her in upcoming US Senate races.
Posted by Jeffersons Ghost | Mon Jan 28, 2019, 10:10 PM (11 replies)

Lunar Eclipse update; w/ multi-media video and comedy:

Eclipses in Albuquerque, NM, USA
Jan 20, 2019 at 10:12 pm

Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse

Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Albuquerque

Begins: Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 7:36 pm

Maximum: Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 10:12 pm 1.20 Magnitude

Ends: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 12:48 am

Duration: 5 hours, 12 minutes
video later...
Posted by Jeffersons Ghost | Mon Jan 21, 2019, 02:00 AM (28 replies)


The Spanish Missions
The Spanish Missions in New Mexico were a series of religious outposts, established by Franciscan friars, under a charter from Spain, to facilitate the conversion of Native Americans to Christianity.

Fray Marcos de Niza, sent by Coronado, first entered New Mexico in 1539 and attempted to Christianize the indigenous people. Rich cultures and tribes they destroyed included at least 21 distinct groups, including the Pueblo, the Tiwa, the Navajo and the Apache. The missions also aimed to pacify resistance to the European invasion of tribal, Pre-Columbian homelands and loss of sacred traditions. Predictably, Native American nations, with diverse religious beliefs, resisted the effort to destroy their cultural heritages.

The Buffalo Wars
The history of the buffalo is entwined with the plight of the Native Americans, which settled grasslands and migrated with the massive herds. Native people came to rely on the bison, for food, clothing, shelter and religious worship. They used almost every part of the animal, including meat, skins, horns and even tail hairs.

By the 1800s, Native Americans began using horses to chase buffalo, which expanded their range. By then, trappers and traders had introduced guns to the region, killing millions of buffalo for hides, while leaving their sacred carcasses to rot. By the middle of the 19th century, even train passengers were shooting bison - for sport. "Buffalo" Bill Cody, who was hired to kill bison, personally slaughtered more than 4,000 of them in two years.

To make matters worse for wild buffalo, U.S. government officials actively destroyed them to defeat Native Americans, who resisted the takeover of their lands by invading settlers. American military commanders ordered troops to kill buffalo to deny natives an important food source.

The 1864 Scorched-Earth Campaign against the Navajo Nation
The epicenter of Navajo culture is Canyon de Chelly (pronounced “shay”), a historical and spiritual place in northeastern Arizona. Sheer canyon walls also made it a tribal stronghold in the 1860s, when nothing - other than the trees - was peachy for the Navajos. They were being attacked. Colonel Christopher “Kit” Carson was following orders of Department of New Mexico, to kill or capture Navajos and send them to a reservation near Fort Sumner. To convince holdouts to surrender, Carson and his men stole their livestock and destroyed Navajo homes and crops. Among crops the soldiers destroyed was one not normally associated the desert — peaches. For centuries, the Navajo had tended peach orchards, in Canyon de Chelly.

The protective canyon walls and fertile basin had drawn various Native American tribes to Canyon de Chelly, for over 1,000 years. When the Navajos arrived, a small group of resident Hopis told them about peach trees, which thrived in their homeland, farther west. Navajos visited the Hopi villages, returned with peach seeds and planted them around White House Ruin, in Canyon de Chelly. The Spaniards had brought peach trees to North America in the 1600s. Navajos also found the canyon ideal for growing other crops, like wheat, corn, alfalfa, beans, melons and pumpkins. Kit Carson and his troops burned every crop and dwelling in the canyon. Then, federal troops captured Navajo men, women and children, who were forced into a death-march from northern Arizona to mid-eastern New Mexico.

Posted by Jeffersons Ghost | Fri Nov 23, 2018, 08:58 PM (19 replies)

Ivanka Trump to sell Chinese-made voting machines in many US states

Right after Xi took office in China, I read his Five Year Plan:
So far, it seems to be working:

Obama criticized a Chinese law that could stifle U.S. tech business in China. The legislation would require companies to hand over encryption keys to the country’s government, and create “back doors” into their systems to give the Chinese government access. Later, China imposed excessive duties on companies, which import any foreign-made components, used to manufacture or assemble electronics and communications equipment in China.

Ivanka Trump’s latest trademarks in China include voting machines
By The Washington Post
PUBLISHED: November 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm
China awarded Ivanka Trump seven trademarks - especially on US voting machines - around the same time President Trump spent US tax-dollars, to save a Chinese telecom equipment maker, on the verge of going bust from U.S. sanctions. Last year, Ivanka Trump’s clothing line received three trademarks on the same day she dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Trump Mar-a-Lago estate, dubbed the Summer White House, where Teflon Don will spend Thanksgiving, in 2018. https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/11/06/ivanka-trumps-latest-trademarks-in-china-include-voting-machines-sausage-casings/
Posted by Jeffersons Ghost | Tue Nov 20, 2018, 05:47 PM (24 replies)
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