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Court documents made public in VA & TXs give a glimpse of the systematic brutality being meted out to immigrant children in both public & private jails. Immigrants as young as 14yrs old are housed at detention centers &
(Friday, Jun 22. 2018 04:49 AM)
beaten while in handcuffs, stripped nude, drugged, & placed in cold solitary confinement cells for extended periods of time. https://goo.gl/7pxAip So it turns out Peter Fonda’s tweets stating that Barron Trump should be ripped from Melania & placed in cages w/pedophiles – though horrifically inappropriate – expressed equivalence to Trump’s family what now at times happens to young immigrants. Even children supposedly released to family sometimes instead experience abuse as little vetting b4 placement is done.
Trump is using every executive trick he can muster to destroy Obamacare & thus take medical care from ppl who need it, but until yesterday he refused to apply the same type of executive authority to prevent children from being separated from their parents & put in animal cages at our borders. What a classist, racist, heartless, immoral SOB.
The New York Times, Frank Bruni, Opinion Columnist
(Wednesday, Jun 20. 2018 10:48 AM)
Why don’t we call the terrified children whose incarceration is riveting the country what they are at this point?
Not migrants. Not detainees. Not pawns, although that comes closest to the mark. They’re hostages. https://goo.gl/bwvQvP
The New York Times, Editorial: Watching President Trump blame Democrats for his administration’s inhumane practice of snatching immigrant children from their parents at the border evokes nothing so much as an abusive husband
(Wednesday, Jun 20. 2018 10:39 AM)
blaming his wife for the beatings he delivers: Why do you make me do this? I hate doing this! If you’d only be reasonable and listen to me, things wouldn’t have to be this way. https://goo.gl/qRqMZG
The UN’s top human rights official called 4the US to immed stop separating children from their families at the border. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein condemned the practice as govt-sanctioned child abuse, saying the thought that
(Tuesday, Jun 19. 2018 12:02 PM)
any state would seek 2deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable. http://goo.gl/wECUXu What SOBs Sessions & Trump are. Equally despicable r the party before country, donor-class b4 the ppl, bible-thumping Repub racists who now do nothing but Heil Trump. But resistance mounting. 600 members of the Methodist Church where Sessions worships signed a ltr Mon accusing JBS of child abuse/immorality/racial-discrimination & dissemination of doctrines contrary 2the estab stds of doctrines of the Methodist Church. http://goo.gl/5RL4rv
The State Dept has frozen all funding 4 the Syrian humanitarian group known as the White Helmets. And the T admin is also ending Temporary Protected Status for 57k Hondurans, thereby threatening deportation to highly vulnerable
(Saturday, May 5. 2018 01:42 AM)
ppl (as those w/ties 2the US r often targeted in Honduras). The announcement follows sim decisions 2 end TPS 4 almost 200k Salvadorans, 50k Haitians, 9k Nepalis, & smaller numbers of Nicaraguans & Sudanese. Heartless & disgraceful, it’s obviously cuz these refugees dont look Norwegian. I vote we deport an equal number of hand-picked Repub politicians instead – starting with T. They can have their choice – Honduras or to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
as inmates. https://goo.gl/9DPT7R
The Michael Cohen case now shines light on Hannity’s property empire. “I’ve said many times on my radio show: I hate the stock market, I prefer real estate. Michael knows real estate” H said on TV. H’s chosen investment vehicle
(Sunday, Apr 22. 2018 08:29 PM)
is confirmed by public records reviewed by the Guardian. Hannity is linked 2a group of shell co(s) that spent at least $90m on >870 homes in 7states. Hannity’s atty didnt dispute Hannity owns them all. Dozens of the properties were bought cheap in 2013 after banks foreclosed on their prev owners & some w/support from HUD. Now let’s see how Cohen sings when it becomes clear TH&C’s investments relied on laundered RU mob money. https://goo.gl/BNVZdT
The Dem National Committee (finally) found its cojones & filed a lawsuit against the RU govt, the T campaign & WikiLeaks alleging a conspiracy 2help T win the 2016 election. The 66-page lawsuit claims that RU hacking,
(Friday, Apr 20. 2018 10:28 PM)
the T associates’ contacts with RU, & the public cheerleading by the campaign of the hacks amounted2 conspiracy 2interfere in the election & cause damage 2the Dem Party. If the lawsuit proceeds, T & his campaign aides could be forced2 submit2 depositions that require them 2answer questions under oath. https://goo.gl/Q7AphH
SCOTUS today ruled that a law subjecting immigrants to deportation 4some “crimes of violence” is unconstitutionally vague. Neil Gorsuch, T’s pick for SCOTUS, joined with the court’s more lib justices, providing the swing vote that invalidated the federal statute. https://goo.gl/riT1Eb
Stormy Daniels & her lawyer unveiled a forensic sketch of the man she said 7yrs ago threatened her unless she kept quiet re her affair with T. The two r offering a $100k reward 4info re this man. Find him & some very interesting doors re T’s past may become unlocked. T may end up extremely sorry that his atty cheaped out at $130k & that Stormy didn’t get placed on his TV show as promised. Stormy, who is no dummy, realizes the potential value of the story she became involved with. T may now pay dearly. https://goo.gl/ScgkGX
Comey is essentially the Repub that dared 2say: The emperor has no clothes! In his book, Comey links T’s impulses 2that of Family enforcers: “The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-vs-them
(Monday, Apr 16. 2018 06:30 AM)
worldview. The lying about all things, lrg & small in service 2some code of loyalty that puts the organization above morality & above the truth.” There’s a distinction between a friend of yours & a friend of ours, a Family ‘amica nostra’. T demands all that surround him be Family, else he fires them via Tweet & he berates them evermore. And T expects the American ppl 2believe his lies. T is ‘morally unfit to be President’. https://goo.gl/KnWiaB
4 Shade – my knee-jerk reaction is very deep skepticism about all military strikes like the latest one. I don’t trust the CIA or the UK’s intelligence either. I hope Trump is at least somewhat reluctant to go to war.
Bill Maher calls Trump’s Syria strikes ‘Operation Desert Stormy’, claims it’s a distraction. There does seem to have been a rush to judgement. Also, though chem weapons are indiscriminate & horrid, other forms of warfare are often little better. Where is the outrage about these other atrocities?
In an ABC interview w/Stephanopoulos airing as a “20/20” special Sunday, Comey states the obvious & compares Trump to a mob boss. Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty” is out next Tues. https://goo.gl/5vcP6r
The Russian military has been jamming the GPS systems of U.S. military drones operating in Syria. The Defense Department did not say whether the jamming is causing drones to crash. However, four U.S. officials said Russia’s signal scrambling has seriously affected military operations. https://goo.gl/p2sqv6
Thanks Shade – I fear though the phone is shot. Sprint said they could not repair it. It’s possible I could get a 3rd party to try but I can replace the phone for $145 with the identical model refurbished. Repairing it, even if possible, would cost more.
The trick to the phone drying service is the vacuum applied to the container holding the phone. Apply a deep enough vacuum & water will boil off at room temp – and I’ll bet they apply moderate heat too to help things along. This principle is used to remove moisture from the internal plumbing of refrigeration systems, as moisture will cause internal corrosion & will also freeze & cause refrigerant blockages.