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Dozens Of Babies Forced To Appear In Immigration Court

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      There's an old saying that a person who represents himself in court has a fool for a client. What about a justice system that requires children to represent themselves in court? Is that justice system foolish? What kind of society would allow that to happen?

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/dozens-of-babies-forced-to-appear-in-immigration-court/ar-AAAinA6?li=BBnb7Kz


      The Trump administration has reportedly ordered at least 70 children under the age of 1 to appear before immigration judges since last October, with some appearing without any legal representation.

      Department of Justice data revealed by the Texas Tribune and Kaiser Health News on Wednesday also showed that the number of infants made to appear before immigration judges tripled in 2017 compared to the year before.

      The newspaper reported that approximately three-fourths of children who have been forced to appear in court have had legal representation to help them make their case that they should be able to remain in the United States

      The rest have reportedly been left to represent themselves, despite being aged 12 months and under.

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          Trump has been a conman all of his life. He lied his way onto the Forbes 400, and with help from Putin, he stole the title as the most powerful man in the world, when in reality he is the most crooked man in the world.

          Since the 1990s republicans have created a caricature of a devilish women named Hillary Clinton. They even managed to persuade many Democrats to believe the lies they promoted about Hillary. Their fear was that one day she would run for president. So they sought to develop an industry to demonize her so she would be the most disliked politician in the USA.

          They were so successful that by the time Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination for president, even a person who was 100 times worse than the caricature republicans had created, was seemingly a better choice for president than the fictitious Hillary Clinton republicans created.

          In recent days we have seen how enamored Trump is with dictators, but here is how he became the better of the "binary choice" republicans promoted in 2016. Before we knew about David Dennison, Trump operated as John Baron.

          These are excerpts for the article. To read the entire article, click on this link.

          https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/trump-lied-to-me-about-his-wealth-to-get-onto-the-forbes-400-here-are-the-tapes/2018/04/20/ac762b08-4287-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.652a5912d01b

          This was a model Trump would use for the rest of his career, telling a lie so cosmic that people believed that some kernel of it had to be real. The tactic landed him a place he hadn’t earned on the Forbes list — and led to future accolades, press coverage and deals. It eventually paved a path toward the presidency.


          It would be decades before I learned that Forbes had been conned: In the early 1980s, Trump had zero equity in his father’s company. According to Fred’s will (portions of which appeared in a lawsuit), the father retained legal ownership of his residential empire until his death in 1999, at which point he left it to be divided between his four surviving children and some of his grandchildren. That explains why, after Trump’s companies went bankrupt in the early 1990s, he borrowed $30 million from his siblings, secured by an estimated $35 million share of his future inheritance, according to three sources in Tim O’Brien’s 2005 biography, “TrumpNation.” He could have used his own assets as collateral if he’d had any worth that amount, but he didn’t.


          The most revelatory document describing Trump’s true net worth in the early ’80s was a 1981 report from the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. O’Brien obtained a copy for his book. Trump had applied for an Atlantic City casino license, and regulators were able to review his tax returns and personal and corporate debt, giving them the most accurate picture of his finances. They found that he had an income of about $100,000 a year, while his 1979 tax returns showed a $3.4 million taxable loss. Trump’s personal assets consisted of a $1 million trust fund that Fred Trump provided to each of his children and grandchildren, a few checking accounts with about $400,000 in them and a 1977 Mercedes 450SL. Nowhere did the report list an ownership stake in the Trump Organization’s residential apartments. Trump also possessed a few parcels of valuable but highly leveraged real estate, financed with $22.5 million in debt, all of it secured by his father’s assets. He did not own a safe deposit box or stocks in publicly traded companies. In sum, Trump was worth less than $5 million, not the $100 million that I reported in the first Forbes 400.


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          Young People Are Registering To Vote In Huge Numbers, New Study Finds

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              Student protesters at the March for Our Lives in Detroit, Michigan on March 24, 2018.Chirag Wakaskar/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire

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              This is the future. This is the start of our young Americans showing their willingness to care about what happens in their/our country! This study finds, that in some of our most contested states (battleground states) new voting registrations are overwhelmingly those of people between the ages of 18 and 29.

              This new study evaluated 39 states, that could supply available data since February 14, 2018 (that was the day of the Parkland mass shooting) and found that all across the country, young people's registrations increased by 2.16 percentage points; and in some states increased between 9 and 16 percentage points.

              The study has confirmed what many of us have been predicting, since today's youth is not only better informed, but have told us that they are fed up with the lack of gun-safety (mass shootings in schools, at concerts and other events) the glut of dark money financing candidates they don't endorse, and the direction our country has taken in the past 2 years.

              I support these new voters, and I hope Democratic/Social Democratic Candidates pay attention! The future of our country is at stake.

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              The March for Our Lives teens said they’d #VoteThemOut, and a new study suggests they could be poised to do just that. According to the political data firm TargetSmart, the percentage of newly registered voters who are under the age of 30 has grown significantly in a number of key battleground states since the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The surge could have big implications in this fall’s fight for control of Congress.

              The study evaluated all new voter registrations in the 39 states with available data since February 14, 2018—the day of the Parkland shooting—and calculated the change in the share of new registrants who are 18 to 29 years old. Across the country, the share of youth registrants increased by a modest 2.16 percentage points. But in Indiana, Virginia, and New York—home to some of this year’s marquee House and Senate contests—the share of youth registrants increased by 9.87, 10.49, and 10.7 percentage points, respectively. In Pennsylvania—where voters will decide as many as nine competitive congressional races—the share of new registrants who are younger than 30 jumped by a whopping 16.14 percentage points. The study doesn’t evaluate how many of the new registrants may have been motivated by the #NeverAgain movement.

              The findings offer an early, measurable indication that youth turnout could be higher than in previous midterm elections, though there’s no guarantee that many of the new registrants will actually vote. Just under half of all 18-to-29-year-olds were registered to vote in 2014, but less than 20 percent of that population group ended up casting ballots that year. It was the lowest rate of of youth registration and turnout recorded in four decades, according to the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University.

              https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/07/young-people-are-registering-to-vote-in-huge-numbers-new-study-finds/
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              Helsinki, 24 Hours Later - Trump Says He Misspoke.

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                  Hmm - -The hypocrisy is not new, and neither is the lying. Evidently, Trump believes he can have said something more than once, in front of the entire world, and then just brush it off as "I misspoke."

                  I for one do not believe him for a moment. He has made it perfectly clear that he's with Putin and Russia as opposed to the USA.

                  He betrayed us all, and he needs to be held accountable. It is tiring seeing him contradict himself and get away with it. He has done it too many times, and this time he's getting called on it!

                  He NOW claims that he supports our United States Intelligence Community, after thrice stating in Helsinki, on a world wide stage, that he didn't. Who could ever believe him? Well, interestingly, Republicans are already stating that they might believe him. Newt Gingrich gave praise to Trump for making such sad, and insincere, "clarifying" statements.

                  24 hours later, Trump claims he misspoke in Helsinki, meant to say Russia did have reason to meddle in election

                  The president also said he backed the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Moscow interfered in his 2016 race against Hillary Clinton.

                  President Donald Trump attempted on Tuesday to clarify his widely criticized comments in Helsinki, saying that he had misspoken when he said a day earlier that he did not see why Russia would have meddled in the election. Trump said Tuesday he meant to say he did not see any reason why it wouldn't have been Russia that interfered.

                  "I thought that I made myself very clear, but having just reviewed the transcript...I realized that there is a need for some clarification," Trump said Tuesday at the White House. "The sentence should have been...'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia'."

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                  At the Monday press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump said about election meddling in 2016: "(Putin) just said it's not Russia. I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be."

                  Trump also said on Tuesday that he had "full faith and support" for the American intelligence community and supported their assessment that Russian meddled in the election, although the president also claimed that others could also be responsible.

                  Democrats swiftly seized on the president's attempt to clarify his comments.

                  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., accused Trump of trying to "squirm away" from his comments in Helsinki.

                  "President Trump tried to squirm away from what he said yesterday. It’s 24 hours too late and in the wrong place," Schumer said.

                  Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he wasn't buying it.

                  "I don't accept the president’s comments today," Warner said. "If he wanted to make those comments, he should have had the strength to make them in front of Vladimir Putin."

                  He added, "This has a strange resemblance to the president's comments after he was so offensive after the disturbances in Charlottesville where he equated the neo-Nazis with the protesters. So, I give these comments about 24 hours before he once again slams the investigation, before he once again sides with authoritarians like Vladimir Putin."

                  Trump was pilloried from all sides on Monday, even from some staunch loyalists in his own party, for appearing to side with Putin over American intelligence agencies that have concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

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                  Referring to the president's news conference with Putin, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Trump had "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory."

                  Former CIA director John Brennan, a frequent Trump critic and a national security analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, called Trump's performance "nothing short of treasonous." And former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump confidant, called the president's comments "the most serious mistake of his presidency."

                  Gingrich praised the president for clarifying his comments.

                  No matter how the GOP tries to twist this one, Trump betrayed our American people every one, and we will remember.

                  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/24-hours-later-trump-claims-he-misspoke-helsinki-meant-say-n892166

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                  Trump Betrays Followers, Americans And Just About Every Free World Citizen

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                      My family has not fought in four wars, buried one from terrorism, built our lives as immigrants to citizens, taken oaths to protect and serve as police, politicians, judges, clergy and Americans to be sood down the river to assauge one man's ego.

                      The death of our friends, family and neighbors in defense of our nation and each other gives us the right to challenge any and all who would deny us of our birthright. For Trump to utter the insult alone would result in his incarceration in many countries, if not worse, and there is no earthly reason that any true lover of our nation can or should defend the man who has shown every intention of turning the USA into an English speaking Russian colony.

                      You @rearealdonaldtrump in fact, may not be a traitor - but you certainly seem to be playing one on TV.

                      Perhaps it is just that you are as weak as you have always appeared - a poor excuse for a businessman, with a rich father who bailed you out until you lost more than he could afford. Now you are dependent on your children to cover your incompetence.

                      And even they are not enough.

                      You perform for Putin like a cheap pole dancer, hoping for nickles and dimes and a fast stroke to make you feel glamourous and vital. You may get a cheap trinket from your sugar daddy once in a while, but the fact remains that you are a momentary plaything, for your true slug-like appearance always turns up. It will always be thus.

                      Your ego driven performances are despicable, your apathetic behavior towards those who seek the American promise of hope and life is simply cruel.

                      To everyone incapable or unwilling to accept that you are growing exponentially worse as a leader nearly hourly, if you do not speak out against the enemy at home Trump Administration, you are no longer Trump supporters - you are collaborators.

                      May the god of your choice have mercy on your soul.

                      Geoffrey S Jade Barrett Chairman SANE60

                      #TheResistance #resist #indivisible




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                      MGM Resorts Suing Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims

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                          MGM Resorts Suing Las Vegas

                          Mass Shooting Victims

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                          By Ray Cunneff

                          July 17, 2018

                          MGM Resorts International has filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 Las Vegas mass shooting victims in an effort to avoid liability.

                          The company, which owns Mandalay Bay and the Route 91 Harvest festival venue, argues that it cannot be held liable for October 1, 2017 deaths, injuries or other damages, adding that any claims against MGM and related parties “must be dismissed”.

                          MGM Resorts International said in federal lawsuits filed Thursday and Friday that it cannot be held liable for casualties from the attack, which left 58 people dead and hundreds of others injured, when Stephen Paddock opened fire from his 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay suite on the crowd at a Route 91 Harvest concert across the street last year.

                          According to complaints filed in Nevada and California, they argue the “plaintiffs have no liability of any kind to defendants” because Mandalay Bay adhered to a 2002 federal act extending liability protection to venues that employ anti-terrorism services.

                          The act cited in the new lawsuits was passed little more than a year after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and intentionally included broad protections, defining terrorism as any unlawful act inside the United States that causes “mass destruction, injury or other loss.”


                          Richard Brian Las Vegas Review-Journal

                          The FBI investigates the scene on the 32nd-floor of the Mandalay Bay

                          on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas.

                          The FBI has not called the Las Vegas mass shooting an act of terrorism because the gunman had no clear motive, and the FBI defines terrorism as an act associated with extremist ideologies of a political, religious, social, racial or environmental nature.

                          Las Vegas attorney Robert Eglet, who has represented several of the October 1st victims, said he viewed the decision to file the complaints in federal court as a “blatant display of judge-shopping” that “quite frankly verges on unethical.”

                          Eglet added, I’ve never seen a more outrageous thing, where they sue the victims in an effort to find a judge they like,” he said. “It’s just really sad that they would stoop to this level.”

                          Attempting to put a positive spin on these lawsuits, an MGM Resorts spokesperson said, “Years of drawn out litigation and hearings are not in the best interest of victims, the community and those still healing.”


                          https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44859238

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                              In addition to having a president who is a puppet to Russia, to Bernie Sanders and others, who have promoted the notion that Hillary Clinton and the so-called establishment Democrats were corrupt because they did not unilaterally disarm related to campaign finance, and TRANSPARENTLY accepted donations from PACs and super PACs, THIS is what you chose instead.

                              Czar Trump has decided that political non-profits, i.e., PACs and super PACs DO NOT have to DISCLOSE their donors. So donations to political campaigns can now come from Putin or anyone who has the money to buy a candidate.

                              https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-groups/u-s-treasury-moves-to-protect-identities-of-dark-money-political-donors-idUSKBN1K704F


                              WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury said on Monday that it will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations including politically active nonprofit groups, such as the National Rifle Association and Planned Parenthood, to identify their financial donors to U.S. tax authorities.

                              The policy change, heralded by conservatives as an advance for free speech, maintains donor disclosure requirements for traditional charity groups organized to receive tax-exempt donations under a section of the Internal Revenue code known as 501(c)(3), the Treasury said.

                              But the move frees labor unions, issue advocacy organizations, veterans groups and other nonprofits that do not receive tax-exempt money from meeting confidential disclosure requirements set in place decades ago.

                              “Americans shouldn’t be required to send the IRS information that it doesn’t need to effectively enforce our tax laws, and the IRS simply does not need tax returns with donor names and addresses to do its job in this area,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

                              The change protects the privacy of wealthy donors of “dark money” donations to politically active groups. Conservatives have complained that the disclosures to the IRS, though not public, were susceptible to media leaks.

                              The issue of the IRS’s handling of nonprofit political groups exploded into headlines several years ago when the federal tax agency was found to have targeted tax-exempt political groups aligned with the conservative Tea Party movement for greater scrutiny.

                              “It is important to emphasize that this change will in no way limit transparency,” Mnuchin said. “The same information about tax-exempt organizations that was previously available to the public will continue to be available, while private taxpayer information will be better protected.”

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                              All About Mueller

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                                  Ray -

                                  Earlier this morning, Donald Trump met with Vladimir Putin for 2 hours and 10 minutes. No one else was present. There are no known recordings of the meeting.

                                  It is likely no one will ever know what was said or agreed to.

                                  But here is what we do know: last week the Mueller investigation yielded 12 indictments against Russian military officers accused of a “sustained effort” to hack into Democratic email accounts and computer networks.

                                  We also know that the president, contra every U.S. intelligence agency, has dismissed the charges that Russia tried to support his campaign in 2016. We know that his minions like Rudy Giuliani have called the investigation “illegitimate” and “highly suspect.”

                                  And we know that Fox News (aka State Media) is providing cover for Trump to end the investigation.

                                  Today’s private meeting with Putin is a great reminder to all of us that we must be ready if and when Trump finally pulls the plug on Mueller.

                                  If that happens, no one can predict what will come next, but we do know this: Veterans will have a trusted voice in that debate. But first, we need you to get smart on who Robert Mueller is and his story.


                                  Thank you for watching and for your continued support of the progressive veterans leading the effort to hold Trump accountable.

                                  All my best,

                                  Jon Soltz
                                  Iraq War Veteran and Chairman
                                  VoteVets

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                                  Remember This Date In History

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                                      I will never forget this date since it is 3 days before my birthday......July 20 is also a special day since the moon landing took place many years ago.

                                      When both of those POS leave Finland their planes should be shot down the moment they leave the airspace of Finland. Yes I know that would be a tragic loss of airplanes.............LOL

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                                      OMG Is This For Real?

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                                          I know this Sasha Cohen is doing these interviews for his show and to get a few laughs but watch this trailer and after, see if you think these people he is interviewing are funny or would you say scary? I mean really, we should train children so they can carry guns to school. How sick are these people. Seriously, listen to these people and what they actually believe. "A first grader can be a first grenader." <---- This was actually said by Joe The Mouth Walsh who is a Tea Bagger.

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