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Trump Unhinged : National Guards As Deportation Force ?!

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      It's getting worse each passing hour!!


      The AP reports that an 11-page draft memo shows the Trump administration is considering an unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans. The memo, which has reportedly been circulating among DHS staff for two weeks, says participating troops would be authorized “to perform the functions of an immigration officer in relation to the investigation, apprehension and detention of aliens in the United States,” according to the AP.

      Eleven states would be targeted for raids, according to the memo. They include Mexican border states like California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas and non-Mexican-border states like Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Governors in those states would have final approval on whether troops under their control participate, according to the AP.

      During the 2016 campaign, Trump talked at various times about implementing a “deportation force” to conduct raids on undocumented immigrants. In August, during a high-profile speech in Arizona, he pledged to “triple the number of [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] deportation officers” and “create a new special deportation task force focused on identifying and quickly removing the most dangerous criminal illegal immigrants in America who have evaded justice.”

      The National Guard is not part of ICE, but the memo obtained by the AP is drawn from the same vein as that August pledge.

      WT*!!!???

      Of course he's denying it...but wait..it will happen.all these distractions away from Releasing his TAX RETURN!!!


      2nd source:http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigr...

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      Trump's Success List: Here's What The President Says The White House Has Ac

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          Trump's success list: Here's what the president says the White House has accomplished so far

          Berkeley Lovelace Jr. 20 hours ago

          President Donald Trump claimed Thursday he has made "incredible" progress in fulfilling many campaign promises since taking office only four weeks ago.

          In his first solo press conference as president , Trump touted a list of accomplishments he said the White House has made, bypassing what he called the "dishonest" media.

          Here's Trump's list:

          • Hiring freeze on nonessential federal workers
          • The stock market has hit record numbers
          • Imposed temporary moratorium and new federal regulations
          • Has stood up for men and women in law enforcement, including implementing a task force.
          • A plan to destroy criminal cartels
          • Extreme vetting
          • A plan to build a wall along the Mexican border
          • A "crackdown" on sanctuary cities refusing to comply with federal law
          • Negotiated and saved money on U.S. contracts
          • Withdrew "from the job-killing disaster known as TPP"
          • Eliminated regulations for manufacturers
          • U.S. approval rating is at 55 percent and "going up."
          • A surge in optimism, particularly in the business world
          • American plants and factories moving back into U.S.
          • Productive conversations with world leaders
          • A plan in progress to defeat ISIS

          The list of undone promises includes infrastructure improvements, health care reform, a tax overhaul. Trump said last week he plans to make a "phenomenal" tax announcement in a few weeks.

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              The first family is burning the American people financially. This was supposed to be the person to prevent the constant financial strain on the government. Yet, we're witnessing escalating cost with protecting a group of individuals that have on their interest as top priority. Where are his supporters of crushing big government?

              Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ — at taxpayer expense - The Washington Post

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              Trump : National Guard To Round Up 100k Immigrants.

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                  And so it begins: The pic above is of the statue of liberty when being constructed in Paris in the mid 1880's. They might ask for it back. :-)

                  WASHINGTON (AP) -

                  The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.

                  The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana.

                  Four states that border on Mexico are included in the proposal — California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas — but it also encompasses seven states contiguous to those four — Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

                  Governors in the 11 states would have a choice whether to have their guard troops participate, according to the memo, written by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general.

                  While National Guard personnel have been used to assist with immigration-related missions on the U.S.-Mexico border before, they have never been used as broadly or as far north.

                  The memo is addressed to the then-acting heads of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It would serve as guidance to implement the wide-ranging executive order on immigration and border security that President Donald Trump signed Jan. 25. Such memos are routinely issued to supplement executive orders.

                  Also dated Jan. 25, the draft memo says participating troops would be authorized "to perform the functions of an immigration officer in relation to the investigation, apprehension and detention of aliens in the United States." It describes how the troops would be activated under a revived state-federal partnership program, and states that personnel would be authorized to conduct searches and identify and arrest any unauthorized immigrants.

                  Requests to the White House and the Department of Homeland Security for comment and a status report on the proposal were not answered.

                  The draft document has circulated among DHS staff over the last two weeks. As recently as Friday, staffers in several different offices reported discussions were underway.

                  If implemented, the impact could be significant. Nearly one-half of the 11.1 million people residing in the U.S. without authorization live in the 11 states, according to Pew Research Center estimates based on 2014 Census data.

                  Use of National Guard troops would greatly increase the number of immigrants targeted in one of Trump's executive orders last month, which expanded the definition of who could be considered a criminal and therefore a potential target for deportation. That order also allows immigration agents to prioritize removing anyone who has "committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense."

                  Under current rules, even if the proposal is implemented, there would not be immediate mass deportations. Those with existing deportation orders could be sent back to their countries of origin without additional court proceedings. But deportation orders generally would be needed for most other unauthorized immigrants.

                  The troops would not be nationalized, remaining under state control.

                  Spokespeople for the governors of Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon and New Mexico said they were unaware of the proposal, and either declined to comment or said it was premature to discuss whether they would participate. The other three states did not immediately respond to the AP.

                  The proposal would extend the federal-local partnership program that President Barack Obama's administration began scaling back in 2012 to address complaints that it promoted racial profiling.

                  The 287(g) program, which Trump included in his immigration executive order, gives local police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers the authority to assist in the detection of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally as a regular part of their law enforcement duties on the streets and in jails.

                  The draft memo also mentions other items included in Trump's executive order, including the hiring of an additional 5,000 border agents, which needs financing from Congress, and his campaign promise to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

                  The signed order contained no mention of the possible use of state National Guard troops.

                  According to the draft memo, the militarization effort would be proactive, specifically empowering Guard troops to solely carry out immigration enforcement, not as an add-on the way local law enforcement is used in the program.

                  Allowing Guard troops to operate inside non-border states also would go far beyond past deployments.

                  In addition to responding to natural or man-made disasters or for military protection of the population or critical infrastructure, state Guard forces have been used to assist with immigration-related tasks on the U.S.-Mexico border, including the construction of fences.

                  In the mid-2000s, President George W. Bush twice deployed Guard troops on the border to focus on non-law enforcement duties to help augment the Border Patrol as it bolstered its ranks. And in 2010, then-Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced a border security plan that included Guard reconnaissance, aerial patrolling and military exercises.

                  In July 2014, then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to the border when the surge of migrant children fleeing violence in Central America overwhelmed U.S. officials responsible for their care. The Guard troops' stated role on the border at the time was to provide extra sets of eyes but not make arrests.

                  Bush initiated the federal 287(g) program — named for a section of a 1996 immigration law — to allow specially trained local law enforcement officials to participate in immigration enforcement on the streets and check whether people held in local jails were in the country illegally. ICE trained and certified roughly 1,600 officers to carry out those checks from 2006 to 2015.

                  The memo describes the program as a "highly successful force multiplier" that identified more than 402,000 "removable aliens."

                  But federal watchdogs were critical of how DHS ran the program, saying it was poorly supervised and provided insufficient training to officers, including on civil rights law. Obama phased out all the arrest power agreements in 2013 to instead focus on deporting recent border crossers and immigrants in the country illegally who posed a safety or national security threat.

                  Trump's immigration strategy emerges as detentions at the nation's southern border are down significantly from levels seen in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Last year, the arrest tally was the fifth-lowest since 1972. Deportations of people living in the U.S. illegally also increased under the Obama administration, though Republicans criticized Obama for setting prosecution guidelines that spared some groups from the threat of deportation, including those brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

                  Last week, ICE officers arrested more than 680 people around the country in what Kelly said were routine, targeted operations; advocates called the actions stepped-up enforcement under Trump.


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                  The Out Of Control Bias Of The Fourth Estate .

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                      This post is from several sources that I found both informative and interesting .

                      The media act as if they were a kind of conspiracy attempting to keep the population in a permanent state of self-righteous rage shaped by two dominating principles - sensationalism and simplification .

                      Without a free press there is no public sphere, no informed citizen and thus no democracy American sociologist Robert McChesney, in his book Rich Media, Poor Democracy, defines as the consequence of "hyper commercialisation".

                      To succeed, the media industry tries to appeal to the lower instincts of people a Rupert Murdoch or Silvio Berlusconi, whose media outlets are giving the people what they want - fun, games and entertainment - is more "democratic" than the cultural elites, who tried imposing their values and standards on the masses

                      The way politics is covered has changed radically. Papers don't "report" news, they quite often present it according to their preferences and prejudices.

                      A lot of modern political journalism ignores context and complexity, presenting everything in black and white, while the nature of politics most of the time is a balancing act between contradictory interests and demands . . There is less room for a balanced approach, for analysis instead of going for the crass headline or extraordinary story. The merciless hunt for weaknesses and inconsistencies of politicians and other public figures has become prevalent.

                      Quite often results of political decisions, in education or welfare, can be judged only years after implementing them. That is the opposite of what the modern media want. They have a 24-hour mindset, shaped by the demand for ever shorter soundbites. They are impatient, short-termist, they want results here and now.

                      The electorate has become hostile and distrustful of the media and politicians alike. Trust has broken down threefold, between people and politicians, media and people, journalists and politicians, with the latter now observing each other with deep distrust and mutual antipathy. A vicious circle has established itself.

                      Democracy and civil society need informed citizens, otherwise they will have difficulties in surviving. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2004/aug/16/mond...

                      These are just a sampling of the dishonesty of today's main
                      stream media !

                      After Trump’s electoral victory on November 8, rumors began circulating that multiple transgender teenagers had killed themselves in response tothe election results. There was no basis to these rumors. Nobody was
                      able to confirm them at the time, and nobody has been able to confirm inthe three months since Trump was elected.

                      On November 22, Gabriel Sherman posted a bombshell report at New York Magazine claiming that “a group of prominent computer scientists and election lawyers” were demanding a recount in three separate states because of “persuasive evidence that [the election] results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and
                      Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked.” The evidence? Apparently, “in Wisconsin, Clinton received 7 percent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic-voting machines compared with
                      counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots.”

                      At Politico on December 1, Lorraine Woellert published a shocking essay claiming that Trump’s pick for secretary of the Treasury,Steve Mnuchin, had overseen a company that “foreclosed on a 90-year-old
                      woman after a 27-cent payment error.” According to Woellert: “After confusion over insurance coverage, a OneWest subsidiary sent [Ossie] Lofton a bill for $423.30. She sent a check for $423. The bank sent
                      another bill, for 30 cents. Lofton, 90, sent a check for three cents. In November 2014, the bank foreclosed.”

                      Also on the day of the inauguration, New York Times writer Coral Davenport published an article on the Times’s website whose headline claimed that the Trump administration had “purged”any “climate change references” from the White House website. Within the article, Davenport acknowledged that the “purge” (or what she also called “online deletions”) was “not unexpected” but rather part of a routine turnover of digital authority between administrations.

                      On January 20, Time reporter Zeke Miller wrote that a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. had been removed from the White House.This caused a flurry of controversy on social media until Miller issued
                      a correction. As Time put it, Miller had apparently not even asked anyone in the White House if the bust had
                      been removed. He simply assumed it had been because “he had looked for it and had not seen it.”

                      On January 26, the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin published what seemed to be a bombshell report declaring
                      that “the State Department’s entire senior management team just resigned.” This resignation, according to Rogin, was “part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior Foreign Service officers who don’t want to stick
                      around for the Trump era.” These resignations happened “suddenly” and “unexpectedly.” He styled it as a shocking shake-up of administrative protocol in the State Department, a kind of ad-hoc protest of the Trump
                      administration.
                      http://thefederalist.com/2017/02/06/16-fake-news-s...

                      The pivotal scandal of the New Media era was the pitiful end of Dan Rather’s career at CBS News – a debacle so devastating to legacy media that liberals still try to rewrite its history, every time they think nobody’s looking. Rather and his producer Mary Mapes tried to throw the 2004 election (and, in the minds of the strongest critics, America’s war effort in Iraq) with a phony story about George W. Bush’s Air National Guard service,complete with falsified documents from the 1960s that were demonstrably
                      generated using 2004-era word processing software.


                      There was a lot of fake reporting surrounding the Tea Party movement.
                      One of the most memorable examples was MSNBC breathlessly warning about “white people showing up with
                      guns” at the 2009 health care reform rallies that were precursors to the Tea Party. The segment included a great deal of hyperventilation about the allege danger of white people over “a black person being president,” and the commensurate rise of “hate groups.”


                      MSNBC illustrated its claim with footage of an armed man at a rally after President Obama’s speech to the VFW in Phoenix, Arizona. The footage was edited to conceal that the man was, in fact, black.


                      The nadir of fake news in the Zimmerman-Martin story was reached when NBC
                      News deliberately,maliciously edited a recording of the call Zimmerman placed to 911 on the night of the February 2012 shooting, to make it sound as if Zimmerman was obsessed with Martin’s race. NBC reporters even tried to convince viewers Zimmerman used a racial epthet.


                      Brian Williams’ anchorman career at NBC News came to an end in 2015 after he was accused of lying
                      about taking enemy fire while helicoptering into Iraq in 2003. The accusation came from soldiers who were aboard the helicopter. Williams told the story repeatedly, over a span of years, before he was called out.


                      The biggest recent fake news story is the appalling Rolling Stone rape hoax, which led to a successful
                      defamation suit against the magazine, its publisher, and reporter Sabrina Erdely by an administrator at the University of Virginia.

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                      Dylann Roof Wannabee's?

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                          http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fbi-arrests-ma...

                          http://www.reuters.com/article/us-south-carolina-w...

                          Our Homegrown Terrorist problem is gaining popularity. White Supremacists are our problem...NOT Muslims...

                          With bannon at the wheel...it will continue and grow.

                          This is what HELL looks like. Orange is the new BLACK!!



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