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Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Wed Mar 2, 2016, 07:23 PM (0 replies)

Trump rallies: Only a matter of time until someone gets killed

On Monday, 30 black students attending a Donald Trump rally at Valdosta State University in rural Georgia were forcefully ejected — simply for being black.

On Tuesday, in Louisville, Kentucky, what happened to young black protestors at another Trump rally wasn’t just racist — it appears to be outright criminal.

While we have already widely reported that white supremacists are openly proclaiming that they are fully emboldened and energized by Trump, the natural progression of their romance with Trump is now on full display.

More here: http://nydn.us/1T7vFgh
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Wed Mar 2, 2016, 12:25 PM (3 replies)

Trump supporters? Trump heads? Trumpians? Trumpiacs? What should we call them?

Yes dumb shits seems like a good one but it's not specific enough.
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:31 AM (24 replies)

Have you ever gone to Trump's website?

It is like a bunch of bumper stickers!

Nothing longer than a couple of sentences. https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions
What a narcissist. A dumb one at that.
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Tue Mar 1, 2016, 10:29 PM (6 replies)

My friend is being abused by her boyfriend and won't quit him

She meets guy online. I tell her he is an abuser after a couple of weeks when she tells me some of the things that are happening. No violence (yet),, but some pretty glaring stuff.
They go out, she calls me to save her. This goes on for months and months.

Then, last Friday she calls me and is in tears. He got drunk and picked a fight over something in her past. I go rescue her. I think she is going to go home (a place she doesn't like to be, she shares a house) when we part. Instead, against my advice, she goes to his house (where she has almost moved into). He is still drinking and again picks a fight with her. This time he hits her (behind the head, abuser's target so no marks). They fight like crazy, he spits on her, punches her, tackles her but she never calls 911. Somewhere along the line she gets a kick in and gives him a black eye (she is all of 90 pounds).

I get no call until Friday asking me to come to her work (bartender at a dive bar) and I notice she is now wearing an engagement ring! Then she tells me the harrowing story of the last week. Giving him all the excuses possible (his "ex was a black belt so he is scared", " he was drinking hard alcohol" "it is so perfect when he isn't hitting me...all of them). She tells me he is going to buy her a 5000 dollar ring and shows me the wedding dress she has picked out. I am flipped out.

We go out for a while, have some fun and try to talk to her.(he is at work so this will remain secret). I tell her how this is a classic abuser story, everything this guy is doing leads up to abuse. He wants her to quit her job, get married etc.
I Nam telling her that he is an abuser and that it will only get worse. I tell her that every time it gets worse and will get worse UNTIL HE KILLS YOU. Again, like the week before, I think I am getting through to her, this time talking about options etc and we part, with her saying she is going to go home and move her stuff out of his house today while he is at work. I even told her that I would be pissed if she went back....

I tried texting her last night (don't do something stupid) and again this morning. She also agreed to let me accompany her when this goes down. No return calls or message. That tells me she went back to him. (That's the scenario every other time).

She won't go to WEAVE or call the cops when he beats her. She is so desperate to have a man in her life that it is clouding her thoughts. You would not believe it, she is very beautiful with an amazing funny personality, but it takes a man, any man, to make her feel good about herself. She has the lowest self esteem of anyone I've ever met.

My question is... What do I do? I am at the end of my tether here. She continually goes against my advice (then tells me I was right a week later, but still goes back) and her drama is upsetting my normally drama free life. If I was 20 years younger I know how I would deal with it, but now I am an old man, so that's out. What do I do here? Her parents live a distance and I don't know how to reach them without going through her. WEAVE needs her to call, they can't help her without her say-so. The cops can't help either.
What should I do when I get the next call?

Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Sun Feb 28, 2016, 12:37 PM (50 replies)

3 Stabbed During Ku Klux Klan Rally In Anaheim, California

Source: Huffington Post

Three people were stabbed during a Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim, California, report Reuters and The Los Angeles Times.

On Saturday, a group of Klansmen wearing black clothing with Confederate flag patches held a rally while escorted by police, the LA Times reports.

Dozens of counterprotesters at the Pearson Park rally met the hate group head-on, and the encounter quickly got violent.

One Klansman was taken into custody by police after stabbing a man with the point of a flagpole, witnesses told reporter James Queally.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kkk-rally-anaheim-stabbing_us_56d20f95e4b03260bf770ffe
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Sat Feb 27, 2016, 08:37 PM (6 replies)

Wanna work for Trump? Don't be US Born!

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., describes itself as "one of the most highly regarded private clubs in the world," and it is not just the very-well-to-do who want to get in.

Since 2010, nearly 300 U.S. residents have applied or been referred for jobs as waiters, waitresses, cooks and housekeepers there. But according to federal records, only 17 have been hired.

In all but a handful of cases, Mar-a-Lago sought to fill the jobs with hundreds of foreign guest workers from Romania and other countries.

In his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, Trump has stoked his crowds by promising to bring back jobs that have been snatched by immigrants in the county illegally or outsourced by corporations. Voters worried about immigration have been his strongest backers.
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Sat Feb 27, 2016, 06:55 PM (2 replies)

Elton John LIVE RIGHT NOW here!

http://www.aol.com/build/ About 30 minutes in.....
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Sat Feb 27, 2016, 04:33 PM (0 replies)

The Lights Go Out on the Church of John Coltrane

By Curtis Skinner

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A long-standing and unconventional African American church in what was once the heart of San Francisco's thriving black population is just days from eviction, marking the latest example of the region's ongoing renting crisis and the city's decades-long black exodus.

The St. John Coltrane African Orthodox Church faces eviction next week from its home in the Fillmore District, a neighborhood best known for its jazz roots that in its heyday was dubbed "the Harlem of the West."

"It's the most urgent example of the push-out of the African American population right now during our housing crisis and our affordability crisis," said San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar, who is advocating for the church in its eviction fight.

The church, founded by Archbishop Franzo King and his wife Reverend Marina King in 1971, is well known throughout the city as a place where worshippers play instruments and sing along as well as a leader in social justice movements for decades.

More at Link: http://news.yahoo.com/longtime-black-san-francisco-church-faces-eviction-amid-032650687.html

Listen to this, I am :


A portrait of the St. John Coltrane hangs in the eponymous inside the St. John Coltrane African Orthodox Church in the Fillmore district of San Francisco

Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Sat Feb 27, 2016, 03:35 PM (4 replies)

While Palestinians are evicted from their homes, Airbnb profits off stolen homes (petition)

To: Airbnb

Stop listing vacation rentals in Israeli settlements built on stolen Palestinian land and deemed illegal under international law.
Why is this important?

Airbnb is listing properties for rent in Israeli settlements that violate international law and occupy Palestinian land illegally.

By listing these homes, Airbnb is directly helping Israeli settlers legitimize their occupation of stolen land, contributing to a key piece of the Israeli government's decades-long policies of occupation, discrimination, and dispossession.

There’s no delicate way to say this: Airbnb’s rental suites are literally built on the rubble of stolen homes, orchards and fields, and displaced communities and families. At least 48,000 Palestinian buildings have been demolished to build homes where only Jewish Israelis are allowed to live -- and now dozens are listed on Airbnb. Leading legal scholars say AirBnb’s rentals violate the Geneva Conventions, and the International Court of Justice has condemned them.

Last year alone Airbnb made almost $1 billion in revenue, and the company is worth a whopping $24 billion. Yet, Airbnb continues to profit off the illegal settlements, collecting fees from hosts and guests. And for Airbnb users who are Palestinian, these rentals are literally and completely off-limits.

More and Sign the petition here: https://community.sumofus.org/petitions/while-palestinians-are-evicted-from-their-homes-airbnb-makes-money-off-of-stolen-land?akid=17452.888252.UHKjDO&rd=1&sub=fwd&t=2
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Sat Feb 27, 2016, 02:53 PM (1 replies)
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