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Can You Hear The Whispers, Donnie? Your White House Is Deserting You.

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      From Bannon to McMaster; Flynn to Manafort; Spicer, Omarosa, Gates, Page, Sessions, Tillerson and more.

      They all know you are playing a fool's game, one where the liar always loses out. The casino business was a grand adventure, until the money ran out and you had no where to turn. You left Atlantic City with the shirt on your back, an airplane and a few million bucks, having failed in a ridiculous manner so "yuge" that even your Daddy could not rescue you.

      They all talked about your incompetence then, the dealers, the players, even the housekeeping staff recognized your weaknesses, having born witness to your personal shortcomings on a daily - and sometimes hourly - basis.

      Yet you always had somebody owning you in the background, for it was always understood that you were incapable of successfully operating any business. Perhaps your father gave you the loan just to get you out of his company, the one that provided you the opportunity to be on a first name basis with the Feds who kept collecting fines from the old man's pockets.

      Every venture has come with some crisis, some meltdowns more minor than others. While you claim your wealth grew, it certainly appears that it was then, as it is now, the sole efforts of all those connected to you who saved your compensating self, without any assistance from you. In fact, they succeeded despite every stumbling block you ignorantly created by opening your uneducated mouth. They had to succeed, for they would be personally ruined if your latest folly met the same fate as those you had attempted before.

      It is not difficult to be angry at your latest churlish behavior, Donnie, to be aghast at your latest denial of the truth. To be unable to look at our own child and say "you could grow up and be the President some day" is the legacy you are creating, to no longer be able to respect the Office that you, Donnie, have shown utter disregard - if not outright contempt - for since the day you were sworn in.

      It seems impossible that you, @realDonaldTrump, have any staffers who believe in you.

      Lord knows, it could be there are over a hundred million people living in America who are more likely to believe in the Easter Bunny than accept any utterance from you as true.

      And who could blame them?

      GS Jade Barrett, Chairman SANE60

      #resist #indivisible.

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      Depleted Uranium Weapons: Dead Iraqi And Afghani Babies Are No Joke

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          "The big danger with DU [depleted uranium] is not as a pure metal, but after it has exploded and burned, when the particles of uranium oxide, which are just as radioactive as the pure isotopes, can be inhaled or ingested. Even the smallest particle of uranium in the body is both deadly poisonous as a chemical, and over time can cause cancer — particularly in the lungs, but also the kidneys, testes and ovaries."

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          "The horrors of the US Agent Orange defoliation campaign in Vietnam, about which I wrote on Oct. 15, could ultimately be dwarfed by the horrors caused by the depleted uranium weapons which the US began using in the 1991 Gulf War (300 tons), and which it has used much more extensively — and in more urban, populated areas — in the Iraq War and the now intensifying Afghanistan War.

          "Depleted uranium, despite its rather benign-sounding name, is not depleted of radioactivity or toxicity. The term “depleted” refers only to its being depleted of the U-235 isotope needed for fission reactions in nuclear reactors. The nuclear waste material from nuclear power plants, DU as it is known, is what is removed from the power plants’ spent fuel rods and is essentially composed of the uranium isotope U-238 as well as U-236 (a product of nuclear reactor fission, not found in nature), as well as other trace radioactive elements. Once simply a nuisance for the industry, that still has no permanent way to dispose of the dangerous stuff, it turns out to be an ideal metal for a number of weapons uses, and has been capitalized on by the Pentagon. 1.7 times heavier than lead, and much harder than steel, and with the added property of burning at a super-hot temperature, DU has proven to be an ideal penetrator for warheads that need to pierce thick armor or dense concrete bunkers made of reinforced concrete and steel. Once through the defenses, it burns at a temperature that incinerates anyone inside (which is why we see the carbonized bodies of bodies in the wreckage of Iraqi tanks hit by US fire). Accordingly it has found its way into 30 mm machine gun ammunition, especially that used by the A-10 Warthog ground-attack fighter planes used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan (as well as Kosovo). It is also the warhead of choice for Abrams tanks and is also reportedly used in GBU-28 and the later GBU-37 bunker buster bombs, each of which can have 1-2 tons of the stuff in its warhead. DU is also used as ballast in cruise missiles, and this burns up when a missile detonates its conventional explosive. Some cruise missiles are also designed to hit hardened targets and reportedly feature DU warheads, as does the AGM-130 air-to-ground missile, which carries a one-ton penetrating warhead. In addition, depleted uranium is used in large quantities in the armor of tanks and other equipment. This material becomes a toxic source of CU pollution when these vehicles are attacked and burned.

          "While the Pentagon has continued to claim, against all scientific evidence, that there is no hazard posed by depleted uranium, US troops in Iraq have reportedly been instructed to avoid any sites where these weapons have been used — destroyed Iraqi tanks, exploded bunkers, etc. — and to wear masks if they do have to approach. Many torched vehicles have been brought back to the US, where they have been buried in special sites reserved for dangerously contaminated nuclear materials. (Thousands of tons of DU-contaminated sand from Kuwait, polluted with DU during the US destruction of Iraq’s tank forces in the 1991 war, were removed and shipped to a waste site in Idaho last year with little fanfare.) Suspiciously, international health officials have been prevented or obstructed from doing medical studies of DU sites in Iraq and Afghanistan. But an excellent series of articles several years ago by the Christian Science Monitor described how reporters from that newspaper had visited such sites in Iraq with Geiger-counters and had found them to be extremely “hot” with radioactivity."

          https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-lindorff/deple...

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          US Fired Depleted Uranium At Civilian Areas In 2003 Iraq War, Report Finds

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              "PAX estimates that there are more than 300 sites in Iraq contaminated by DU [depleted uranium], which will cost at least $30m to clean up. DU is a chemically toxic and radioactive heavy metal attractive to weapons designers because it is extremely hard and can pierce armour."

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              'US forces fired depleted uranium (DU) weapons at civilian areas and troops in Iraq in breach of official advice meant to prevent unnecessary suffering in conflicts, a report has found.

              'Coordinates revealing where US jets and tanks fired nearly 10,000 DU rounds in Iraq during the war in 2003 have been obtained by the Dutch peace group Pax. This is the first time that any US DU firing coordinates have been released, despite previous requests by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Iraqi government.

              'According to PAX's report, which is due to be published this week, the data shows that many of the DU rounds were fired in or near populated areas of Iraq, including As Samawah, Nasiriyah and Basrah. At least 1,500 rounds were also aimed at troops, the group says.

              'This conflicts with legal advice from the US Air Force in 1975 suggesting that DU weapons should only be used against hard targets like tanks and armoured vehicles, the report says. This advice, designed to comply with international law by minimising deaths and injuries to urban populations and troops, was largely ignored by US forces, it argues.

              'A six-page memo by Major James Miles and Will Carroll from the international law division of USAF's Office of the Judge Advocate General concluded in March 1975 that DU weapons were legal. But it recommended imposing restrictions on how they were used.

              '"Use of this munition solely against personnel is prohibited if alternative weapons are available," the memo stated. This was for legal reasons "related to the prohibitions against unnecessary suffering and poison".

              'The memo also pointed out that DU weapons were "incendiary" and could have indiscriminate impacts in urban areas. "They may cause fires which spread thereby causing potential risks of disproportionate injury to civilians or damage to civilian objects," it said. "Precautions to avoid or minimise such risks shall be taken in the use of this weapon or alternate available weapons should be used."'

              https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/19/us-d...

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              The United States Used Depleted Uranium In Syria

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                  'Internationally, DU exists in a legal gray area. It is not explicitly banned by U.N. conventions like those that restrict land mines or chemical weapons. And although the United States applies restrictions on the weapon’s handling domestically, it does not regulate its use overseas in civilian areas with nearly the same caution.

                  '“I think this is an area of international humanitarian law that needs a lot more attention,” said Cymie Payne, a legal scholar and professor of ecology at Rutgers University who has researched DU. “As we’ve been focusing more in recent years on the post-conflict period and thinking about peace building … we need a clean environment so people can use the environment.”'

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                  "Officials have confirmed that the U.S. military, despite vowing not to use depleted uranium weapons on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria, fired thousands of rounds of the munitions during two high-profile raids on oil trucks in Islamic State-controlled Syria in late 2015. The air assaults mark the first confirmed use of this armament since the 2003 Iraq invasion, when it was used hundreds of thousands of times, setting off outrage among local communities, which alleged that its toxic material caused cancer and birth defects.

                  "U.S. Central Command (Centcom) spokesman Maj. Josh Jacques told Airwars and Foreign Policy that 5,265 armor-piercing 30 mm rounds containing depleted uranium (DU) were shot from Air Force A-10 fixed-wing aircraft on Nov. 16 and Nov. 22, 2015, destroying about 350 vehicles* in the country’s eastern desert.

                  "Earlier in the campaign, both coalition and U.S. officials said the ammunition had not and would not be used in anti-Islamic State operations. In March 2015, coalition spokesman John Moore said, “U.S. and coalition aircraft have not been and will not be using depleted uranium munitions in Iraq or Syria during Operation Inherent Resolve.” Later that month, a Pentagon representative told War is Boring that A-10s deployed in the region would not have access to armor-piercing ammunition containing DU because the Islamic State didn’t possess the tanks it is designed to penetrate.

                  "It remains unclear if the November 2015 strikes occurred near populated areas. In 2003, hundreds of thousands of rounds were shot in densely settled areas during the American invasion, leading to deep resentment and fear among Iraqi civilians and anger at the highest levels of government in Baghdad. In 2014, in a U.N. report on DU, the Iraqi government expressed “its deep concern over the harmful effects” of the material. DU weapons, it said, “constitute a danger to human beings and the environment” and urged the United Nations to conduct in-depth studies on their effects. Such studies of DU have not yet been completed, and scientists and doctors say as a result there is still very limited credible “direct epidemiological evidence” connecting DU to negative health effects.

                  "The potential popular blowback from using DU, however, is very real. While the United States insists it has the right to use the weapon, experts call the decision to use the weapon in such quantities against targets it wasn’t designed for — such as tanks — peculiar at best."

                  http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/02/14/the-united-sta...

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                  Foiled: Grandmother Stops Grandson's Alleged School Shooting Plot In Washington

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                      This happened the same day as the shooting in Florida, just a few miles from where I live. The kid that was going to do this went to two different high schools. He had planned to go to one of two different schools and murder a bunch of kids. He flipped a coin to make his choice.

                      I know a few kids that go to the school he did not choose. Their mother was so shaken at the thought of what might have been, had this child's grandmother not called someone when she found his dairy.

                      https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/02/15...

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                      ENOUGH!

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                          To my dear friends on Yabberz, as I sit here and write this, I can only think of the parents who have just gotten the worst news any parent can receive is that their child will not be coming home because they were the victim of a young man. Who for his own subverted reasons, made the decision he wanted to become high school killer.

                          For the next several days, [yes I said days because this type of tragedy no longer is discussed for weeks on end], TV, newspapers, will run their headlines then move on to the next story. But, the parents of those 17 victims will never recover, and their ability to move on with their lives will forever be suborned with a constant sense of emptiness. Every day they see children going off to school, or hear about a high school or college graduations, they will be forced to hold back tears, and silently say, that should have been my son or my daughter. They will be transfixed in wondering ‘what could have been, had not this happened.’

                          They are now part of an amorphous group of individuals who will never ever be whole. All the while asking the unanswerable question, “Why?” Each parent, husband, wife who lost someone in yesterday’s shooting, will struggle to make sense of this needless tragedy. Some indeed will take comfort in their religious beliefs. Others will spend a lifetime attempting to make sense of the yesterday’s events, and still, others will find themselves steep in years of therapy

                          Throughout all of this, they will be part of a process they never wanted anything to do with. Caught up in a needless quagmire of argumentation around the second amendment, Congressional failure to protect the citizens – specifically their children – from enemies of the state. I for one do not think it hyperbolic to call the NRA an enemy of the country. For they have suborned the second amendment, they claim to love.

                          They pour millions of dollars into the campaign coffers of Republicans and Democrats to ensure, that any law that deals with their beloved guns is never passed or wiped off the books. Through their money, they have subverted the belief of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. There are seventeen people dead who will no longer have that opportunity. Why? Because the NRA believes the All Mighty Gun supersedes the life of innocent children going to school.

                          I don’t need to post any statistics with my commentary, as all of you know them far better than I. At the moment discussing statistics are meaningless, for, they will not bring back those who died at the hands of Nikolas Cruz. They will not bring back those babies cut down by Adam Lanza, or those teenagers in Columbine, or the moviegoers in Aurora. The 57 killed in Las Vegas.

                          It is my profound belief the people whom I’ve come to know here on the forum honestly feel and understand the pain the parents of yesterday’s events and have the utmost desire to help. But, like myself, we find ourselves asking that eternal question, Why God, why in hell are you letting this happen? And perhaps like myself, have exclaimed, ENOUGH!

                          I also think many of you who watch Trump read the words put in front of him, listen to his words, and mentally juxtaposed what he was saying with your thoughts of the parents, and felt a level of disgust and contempt for him, knowing he is entirely avoiding the issue. Too afraid to buck the NRA. Unwilling to say to Wayne LaPierre, “you need to step up and help the country with this issue and cut the crap with your nonsense around the second amendment.”

                          But Trump is a coward, and nothing but a con-artist and doesn’t give a damn about those suffering in Florida today and for days, months and years to come.

                          There is always a certain glamour about the idea of a nation rising up to crush an evil simply because it is wrong. – W.E.B. DuBois

                          I have appropriated that sentence as I believe it fits for this discussion as this current scourge of wanton murder in our schools is indeed evil. We can only hope there will be some who will indeed rise up to crush this evil we are now facing and put an end to parents wondering if their children will come home from school.

                          This has to stop.

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                          Here's A Pro Talking About YOUR Problem. Listen.

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                              The story begins with the title.

                              Beyond that, we cannot merely focus now on the resistance itself.

                              We have GOT to have a meaningful message our readers will here, evaluate, understand, and create real solutions. How we do that is tied to the message below, I think. What do YOU think?


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                              More Woe For Trump On The Way

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                                  http://washingtonpress.com/2018/02/10/federal-cour...

                                  Forbes Media LLC and reporter Richard Behar filed a request for the last twenty years worth of files, about the shady deals of Trump, Felix Sater, et al. A federal court has now unsealed those records.

                                  Perhaps we will learn why Trump is so afraid of his erstwhile business partner Sater, that he pretends not to know him.

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                                  Who Is Leroy Carhart?

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                                      I got a note this afternoon from Ilyse Hogue. Many of you may well know that name, at least. Right?

                                      Ilyse Hogue is the President of NARAL Pro Choice America. Here is what she told me about Leroy Carhart:

                                      "In 2009, abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was murdered by anti-choice radicals.

                                      "Today, Dr. Leroy Carhart, who was an associate and friend of Dr. Tiller, is one of only four physicians left in the country who provides abortion care to women facing tragic complications later in pregnancy. And every day he's targeted by the same kinds of anti-choice radicalism that resulted in the murder of Dr. Tiller.

                                      "Dr. Carhart has already had to fight long and hard to defend his practice. In 2000, he went all the way to the Supreme Court to strike down a Nebraska law that banned the safest abortion procedures for women.

                                      "In 2009, the clinic was set on fire. He and his family have been harassed and threatened, and their farm was burned as well, killing their animals.

                                      "Then last year, the clinic was shut down following an intense campaign of harassment.

                                      "Now he's been able to resume providing care at a new location in Maryland, but the harassment has continued.

                                      "This is how the anti-choice movement operates: If they can't win through normal legal challenges, they resort to intimidation, harassment, and ultimately violence. Dr. Carhart and his team refuse to give in, and we need to stand behind them."


                                      Ilyse Hogue
                                      President, NARAL Pro-Choice America


                                      I wanted to share this with you for a few reasons.

                                      First, Dr. Tiller's murder should not be forgotten. His death was a violent crime motivated and fueled (and later justified by his killer and friends) by hatred. While Tiller's death occurred inside a Church (terroristic enough, for my tastes), his killer's actions were not the act of a sect, a faith, or a religion. He belonged to a hard right wing anti-choice group advocating violence against pro-choice individuals, organizations, and property. Theirs was an organized campaign, going on as I write this, of hate. We've heard a lot in the past 13 months about the rise in hate crimes. I do not want this particular brand of hatred to go unnoticed...ever.

                                      Secondly, it is much more than probable that you will not hear of such groups' activities in the MSM. As many other astonishing realities begin to settle into what America is becoming, it is imperative that we understand, and act on this kind of hatred as well. This is not against a thought, or a thought system. This is not about choice. This is about pure hatred. It cannot stand...not here. I know that is a very difficult uphill battle. So? I see this community as a community of activists, of soldiers unafraid of a rousingly good battle. Am I wrong?

                                      Finally, yes citizen, there IS something YOU can do about it. Become informed about this raging battle. Call it out when and where you see it. Contact electeds from the Court House to the White House and demand change. Write a letter to your local print media (or online if available) Editors. Write your electeds, and ask for their assistance to bring about the change you seek. Walk, march, and scream where you live. Talk with your neighbors.

                                      As with many other realities, this is NOT about abortion, or being "pro choice" or "pro life".

                                      This is about open, rampant hatred in America. Those other labels are just labels for, and of distraction; justifications for violent action, intimidation, property destruction, domestic terrorism. Hatred is what is being distracted from, and people are still dying because of it. That should matter on its own merit, citizen.

                                      Dr. Carhart is doing something about it, as well. He's trying to defend his clinic, his practice, his staff and his patients from this hatred laser-focused on him. He is petitioning your help to provide security that is estimated to cost more than $20,000.00. NARAL has set up a fund campaign. You can help. If you are so inclined, you can contribute a shekel or two.

                                      Understand, citizen. One person CAN make a difference. That is what this article is about. This is a topic that YOU can do something about personally, both publicly and privately. This is not a moral issue; it is a political issue. Don't feed the distractions. Address the point: hatred. Help where you can. That's how we change the world. Drs. Tiller and Carhart have, and continue to do so.


                                      "So, citizen. What are YOU going to do about it?"


                                      It might surprise you, but sometimes the answer just is not so difficult to find, or respond to.

                                      I hope you will respond with some real thoughtful reflection, and respond as your best understanding leads.


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                                      Nothing Like A Great Send-Off When You Are Tossed From The White House

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                                          Another TrumpGOP Deplorable hits the pavement, complete with the big guy's full support as Ray Cunneff posted (https://www.yabberz.com/post/trump-defends-porter-...).

                                          "We wish him well" our terminally proud Despot-In-Training stated in yet another impromptu press conference, hastily arranged to damage control the abrupt, yet untimely (as in what took so long to throw the bum out) departure of yet another Deplorable member of the #TrumpGOP staff.



                                          Rob Porter's abuse of his two exes was initially an inadequate reason to ask for his resignation, especially in the eyes of John Kelly, or at least so it would appear. Perhaps the responsibility of educating the White House Chief of Staff on the subject of the true nature of spousal abuse fell to NOW President, Toni Van Pelt. Her observation that 'It's not honorable to beat up women. There is no integrity involved in being violent when you go home. These are not American values' might just have been the first time that the Four Star Marine General actually knew that beating one's wife is not actually socially acceptable. Perhaps it was just too much to hope for from the man that Time Magazine declared as "Trump's Last Best Hope".

                                          It is disappointing to learn that the White House Stooges - oops, Underlings - did not trust General Kelly enough to tell him the truth about his "man of true integrity and honor". Though just how long the Chief of the White House Deplorables knew about the personal difficulty that Porter had maintaining his demeanor in domestic situations is now up for question.

                                          Especially since those allegations of domestic violence became a roadblock to Porter's obtaining a clean bill of ethical health from those pesky reviewers occupying Quantico. Maybe it is just another example of the Feds being mean to Duplicitous Donnie.

                                          "Kelly learned some time in the fall that abuse allegations from Porter’s ex-wives were holding up his security clearance, but the chief of staff did not act to investigate the matter at the time, according to the Washington Post" - TPM 9 FEB 2018

                                          The alleged violence that Porter perpetrated on the bodies of his former loves is likely to have been dismissed by those in the TrumpGOP, where VP Pence's experience with women seems to be arguably setting the standard that the fairer sex should be treated as chattel, their roles limited to speaking what they are told to say or stand around looking good. Preferably both, though advertising the latest Trump family products might earn get you extra credit.

                                          (Kellyanne set a good example for her fellow females working in the White House by kneeling in from of her superiors' guests, and earned extra brownie points at the same time).

                                          "What about Devos?" some might inquire. The Education Secretary does not really count, for one must reward a few Olifascists along the way. What better role for a woman than that in the role of home educator? It is not as if she can do much damage there. Most likely , Trump would have assigned her to Head of Housekeeping if that was a cabinet role, but then she and her brother might have pulled there Blackwater money out of the TrumpGOP and Deadbeat Donnie needs all the dollars he can get).


                                          The request for Porter to "stay and fight" was at best a poor turning of a phrase, given that the Offal Office had already been warned that bad news was coming. On the plus side, at least the photographic evidence provided the Staff at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave confidence that it was not just another "Fake News" story and that the now-ousted Porter did, in fact, know how to use his fists.


                                          Porter's issues might not have bothered Donnie the Grabber all that much, as we learned back in an interview the figurehead gave back in 1994:

                                          The sexist-sounding Trump told Nancy Collins: "... then I have days where if I come home and, you know, I don’t want to sound too much like a chauvinist, but when I come home and dinner’s not ready, I’ll go through the roof".

                                          Thank you, Disturbing Donnie, for that great example of horrible marital behavior.

                                          GS Jade Barrett, Chairman SANE60

                                          A Registered Republican who despises the #TrumpGOP

                                          #resist #indivisible


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