Monday, February 19, 2018

WANTED -- Suspects in Conspiracy to Aid & Abet Mass Murder of Children -- By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

WANTED -- Suspects in Conspiracy to Aid & Abet Mass Murder of Children

To Aid & Abet
Mass Murder of Children
(These suspects are defined by our understanding of religious and ethical morality, not yet by formal legal process. See below the Torah of selling weapons to people prone to violence and of conspiring to do so.

 

Suspect: Donald Trump
Known recent locations:
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington DC.

Mar a Lago Club
1100 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480
 

Suspect: Mitchell McConnell
Known recent locations:
 United States Senate
317 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Fax: 202-224-2499

601 W. Broadway, Room 630, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-582-6304
 

Suspect: Paul Ryan
Known recent locations:

United States House of Representatives
  H-232 The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0600
Fax: (202) 225-20125
1233 Longworth House Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3031
Fax: (202) 225-3393
5031 7th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone:  (262) 654-1901
Fax:  (262) 654-2156
Anyone having information on the present whereabouts of these suspects should call the FBI.
Evidentiary elements:
A reported $9.6 million went from the National Rifle Association  during the presidential campaign of 2016 towards pro-Trump ads and promotional material, and another $12 million went on ads attacking Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Other sources put that figure even higher, closer to $30 million.
Trump speaking to NRA: Donald Trump marked his 99th day as US president (April 27, 2017) by making a pledge to the National Rifle Association: “You came through for me and I am going to come through for you.”

Other suspects: US Senator for Florida Marco Rubio  has received $3,303,355 from the NRA as a politician.
US Senator for Iowa Joni Ernst, has received $3,124,273 from the NRA over the course of her career.
For details on other NRA contributions to politicians, see
https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=d000000082

TORAH OBLIGATION IN REGARD TO SALES OF WEAPONS:
 Maimonides (Mishneh Torah,  Laws of a Murderer 12:12, paraphrasing Babylonian Talmud Avodah Zarah 15b) declares: “It is forbidden to sell weapons of war to [those with an inclination to violence]. Nor is it permitted to sharpen their spears, or to sell them knives, manacles, iron chains, bears, lions, or any object which can endanger the public; but it is permitted to sell them shields which are only for defense.”
Maimonides explains that in selling arms to such a person,  “One strengthens the hands of an evil-doer and causes him to transgress” and “Anyone who causes one who is [morally] blind with regard to a matter to stumble–or one who strengthens the hand of a person who is [morally] blind and does not see the path of truth because of the desire of his heart -- violates a negative precept as Torah (Lev. 19:14)  states, ‘You shall not put a stumbling block before the blind.’”
Modern legislative efforts to carry out this precept have seen laws proposed to require stronger and broader universal background checks before sales of guns or ammunition to anyone, and proposals to ban entirely the sale of semi-automatic weapons.
But  --  Mr. Trump’s newly unveiled budget would cut millions of dollars from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which gun dealers use to verify if someone is banned from buying a gun before selling it to them.
Buried on Page 719 of his fiscal year 2019 budget, released last Monday, the president calls for cuts to the National Criminal Records History Improvement Program and the NICS Act Record Improvement Program. Both provide federal grants to states to help them improve their reporting of criminal records and protection orders to the national database for background checks, including domestic violence records. 
The two programs are currently budgeted at $73 million. Trump’s budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 would slash their funding to $61 million, which amounts to a 16 percent cut.

Charles Blow: Attacking the ‘Woke’ Black Vote -- My Comment

As usual Charles Blow makes pertinent points and he makes them so well. His summary of the black vote with respect to the 2016 Russian interference election is spot on and who could blame persons of color since they were used as Trumpian pawns for nefarious Trumpian purposes. I must though disagree with Killer Mike's statement "If you're voting for Trump or Hillary Clinton you're voting for the same thing." How completely untrue that was. Nearly every policy favored by the murderous Trump and most all of his so called "Executive Orders" never would have been issued by Hillary. She may not have been perfect but she never would have nominated a Justice Gorsuch, the darling of the extremist right, and most importantly would never have rescinded DACA. She also never would have had a cabinet comprised of solely the richest 2% advocating policies only for them or a tax bill that raised the debt by a trillion, gave massive permanent tax cuts to the uber wealthy and made the cuts not permanent for the middle class who will ultimately pay through the nose.  Wait until those middle class with children see what is in store for them during the 2018 tax season and you will see why you must resist Republican policy period.

The complexion of a Hillary Clinton presidency would not have been white supremacist pure racist white but would have been in favor of diversity inclusive of all colors as well as all other sexual orientations. I say with emphasis the two parties are absolutely not the same, in fact, they are polar opposites. 

RESIST and vote Democratic diverse!


 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/18/opinion/black-vote-russia.html?action=click&module=MoreInSection&pgtype=Article#commentsContainer

Students seize control of gun debate, plan walkouts and march



https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/students-seize-control-gun-debate-plan-walkouts-march-n849226

Boston Globe: "State election officials across country returning to paper ballots" -- This is good.


This is what I have always wanted but thought in our age of tech it would never be done.  I was wrong. 

Russia has interfered, is interfering now and will interfere in our elections in the future.  Our free and fair elections are at the very heart of our democracy.  Switching to paper ballots is being done across the country naturally without help from Trump (I wonder why.)  There is hope!

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2018/02/18/state-election-officials-across-country-returning-paper-ballots/mVoVKD6SW41yNejR327y6H/story.html

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Former Trump Aide Rick Gates Will Plead Guilty To Mueller Probe Charges: Report He’s willing to testify against Paul Manafort, his onetime associate, according to The Los Angeles Times.

The unstable moron: The house of cards is coming down.  In the end Donald Trump is a STUPID man.   He thought he could use the presidency as an authoritarian cash cow.  He thought he would get away with immense power so no one would challenge a thing as he did in his business schemes but this time milk the American taxpayer for all we are worth.  He did not count on one thing because he knows nothing about our system.  He never counted on a document being more powerful than he -- the Constitution and a balance of power. 

Putin must have some unbelievable kompromat on Trump to force him never to utter Russia's name in vain when he insults everyone else.  Why?  I can guess.  His Congressional Republican partners will be jumping like rats off a ship in an attempt to save their vile jobs and their own skin.  They made a losing bet.  May this charlatan con man never rest in peace and may he, his family, and all his cronies get the justice they so richly deserve.  Bless this nation that will be taking down the most powerful man on the planet but in truth he is simply a common criminal as he is alleged to be and an unstable stupid one at that!



https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rick-gates-plead-guilty_us_5a8a133ee4b004fc31937627

For more see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mueller

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A thing of gender idenification

I just watched a very interesting documentary "Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric."  I got it through Netflix but you can view it if you choose by Googling it. 

All of it is interesting but of particular interest to me was the segment on non-western nations which incorporate different sexual identifications of their people without hostility and discord such as Samoa which, in fact, lauds sexual diversity, parts of India (the Hijra) and a part of Mexico (the highly revered Muxe.)  Some even conduct celebrations of that difference.


What surprised me the most, however, was Couric's discussion she had with Rabbi Elliot Kukla, an expert on gender issues, who talked about the Talmud and other classical Jewish texts dating back thousands of years that identified six genders: male, female, tumtum, androgynos, saris and ay'lonit.  He explained that "clearly other variations were there and that they had a system that was not binary."

Personally, I have eschewed faith not only for its irrationality but because I am hostile to what the important text of Leviticus has done that has created mayhem for those who were born with gender identity differences.  It created great unnecessary suffering, ruined lives and even prompted many to suicide.  Our nation obviously wants to return to that oppressive era by Trumpian crushing what little progression has been made on these issues debating the stupidity of who can use what bathroom, who cannot and who will be ostracized as well as bullied because nature dictated something different for them.


This documentary shines a light through expert analysis and through those who experience that gender difference.  Things, in fact, are changing here but for those who experienced a different brutally hostile time the blame of which I put squarely on a variety of Biblical text written by heterosexual men for other men makes me still angry.  The fact that attitudes in the west have changed does not prompt me to forgiveness.  Because of it and other dictates of faith I remained alienated from it.  As Bill Nye the science guy explained there are a host of human sexual differences that the Trumpian Republican right refuses to acknowledge.  No, they choose to add to their swamp more swamp making sure misery prevails for all but the fortunate 2% richest among us whose money allows them to evade national hostility or prosper because of it.

RESIST

Friday, February 16, 2018

Do you know?

Do you know the National Rifle Association contributions to campaigns

McCain 7 million  over several yrs
Republican Bill Cassidy Louisiana 2,800,000
Rubio 3,000,000
Portman OH 3,000,000
Iowa Joni Ernst 3,100,000
Colorado Cory Gardner 3,900,000

Trump 21,000,000 for the 2016 election
Do you know the NRA endorsed Rick Scott for Florida governor?
Do you know Trump signed a bill behind closed doors with no press present that allowed those diagnosed with mental illness to purchase guns?
Do you know that it is illegal for a minor in Florida to purchase a Glock pistol but legal for a minor to purchase an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle like the one used in the murder of 17 students in Parkland?

Do you know that Pence enacted law that guns could be kept in cars on school campus?
​​

Do you know that the Republican House under Trump repealed the Americans with Disability Act that H.W. Bush signed in 1990?  It has been one of the most popular and necessary bills to have ever been enacted for the disabled and yes, Republicans want to make it harder for the disabled to function in public.

'Do SOMETHING!' Victim Mother SCREAMS at Trump on LIVE TV - Host In TEARS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fE-UHrGYoQ


Pass this on to anyone you choose and then

RESIST as you have never resisted before because your life, your children's lives, your grandchildren's lives depend upon it!




Thursday, February 15, 2018

Rick Scott, governor of Florida MUST be electorally crushed. He never saw an NRA sponsored policy he did not like! He is a HYPOCRITE

Thoughts and prayers do exactly what? We have had 18 school shootings for this month alone
​ and ​
that does not take into account the other killings from Boston to LA that do not take place in schools but kill
​thousands of ​
people nonetheless.

Rick Scott and the President who the NRA gave a 100% approval rating will say blather that means nothing. Both could not care less
​about the victims of the shooting ​
but they do care about the contributions that the NRA gives those in the Republican Party 
​to​
place an obstacle to enacting sane gun legislation.

Trump speaking now
​but ​
his words are empty because he kisses the NRA's posterior. Who are Scott and Trump kidding? They offer
​no ​
remedies to the problem. They 
​are​
the problem! No one needs an AK 17 with unlimited gun clips unless they are going to war. Will 
​Trump and Scott​
advocate
​to eliminate these weapons​
? What do you think?
​ Trump overruled the Obama era regulation that prohibited those deemed mentally ill to not be able to purchase weapons.  How utterly insane is that?​


RESIST and over throw through the ballot the Republican Party in the Congress, the Presidency, in the state houses and in the governors
​'​
office
​s​
.
​ It is only then that the "conversation" they speak endlessly of ​can take place and the fruits of sane gun control can make a difference.

The Twelfth of Never -- the Parkland, Florida massacre of children

My first inclination is to throw my arms up and say I give up. The nation is 1/2 insane and unless we elect Democrats yes Democrats as they are the only party that can offer a smidgen of hope to undo all these horrific Trump era policies overturning all that has shaped this nation into something civilized. Why in god's name is he -- this know nothing nincompoop crackpot -- voted into the most powerful position on earth where he will put those others in positions of great power to undo all the progressive change that protects all of us even them?

Trump does not care nor do those who he entrusts with power. They care about themselves, their money and that they take it all -- ALL of it. That's it. Does the NRA now give one iota of empathy and tears for the thousands who have lost their lives -- many children -- to gun violence? No one but no one needs an assault rifle nor be allowed to purchase so many bullet clips for it they could take out a military platoon.

No, they are taking out children, teenagers and innocent Americans who left home with a backpack, books, and pencils to go to school but end up dead. Thoughts and prayers will do nothing as evidenced by the continuation of the shooting.  Those in bed with the NRA are a cancer on this nation. This will keep happening again and again of that one can be sure. How much longer will the people allow this to go on with no remedy? As the song says to the twelfth of never.

Our scourge of gun violence will never be addressed until those with humanitarian purposes grab power! Get these Republican beasts out of office. The answer may seem pedestrian but VOTE and RESIST!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Young boy was singing “Hallelujah”, but pay attention when his friends join in

This was sent by a FB and personal friend.  It is just GORGEOUS -- each child a gift. 
 
There is goodness in this world one must just look for it


http://www.ofgreatinterest.com/hallelujah-by-ps22/

Trump and Republicans' new tax law--please listen

Even a "moderate" Republican senator from Maine, Susan Collins, voted for the Trump Republican tax bill with promises to her by Trump that health care would be dealt with at another time.  Instead the health care mandate of the Affordable Healthcare Act was axed hoping it would spell the death knell of Obamacare.  So far it hasn't done that and if the healthy young keep purchasing health care from it Republicans will have failed yet again for the 50th time to negate it.  People need affordable health care. Trump's promises, though, to Susan Collins as we now know and she surely should have known are excrement. 

Listen to the link below and know what your nation has become under the Mussolini-like Trump.  David Cay Johnson is a credentialed expert on tax law.  According to Wiki "He is an American investigative journalist and author, a specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting. He has taught the tax, property, and regulatory law at Syracuse University College of Law and the Whitman School of Management.  He was a columnist for Reuters, writing, and producing video commentaries, on worldwide issues of tax, accounting, economics, public finance and business. Johnston is the board president of Investigative Reporters and Editors."

Johnson explains the Trump tax con job he has perpetrated on the American people through this video.  He explains only one con job, the tax bill, this sad excuse for the leader of the most powerful nation on earth has perpetrated on the American people. His life before and his life after his election to the presidency is saturated with many more!  David Cay Johnston has known Donald Trump for thirty years, has interviewed, studied and been sued by Trump.  He has written the New York Times Best Seller "The Making of Donald Trump" which I can attest is an easy read.
Please listen to the link below then send this on to anyone you choose then .
RESIST


https://www.facebook.com/NowThisPolitics/videos/1890933744271440/?t=173

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Chloe Kim Takes Gold For U.S. In Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe. The 17-year-old wins with a near-perfect 98.25 score -- My comment: Golden

17 year old American Chloe Kim from California takes the gold medal for US women's half pipe!  (See link below)

Did we hear any congratulatory statements to her from the Fuhrer Drumpf?  Of course not she would have to become the first to racially transition from Asian to Caucasian
to elucidate a presidential kudo for her excellence.  In the morning while Drumpf is fixing his "hair" he should think (to the extent he thinks at all) about getting a cerebral transition from moron to the "stable genius" he thinks he is.   He is sickening.

FABULOUS, MS. KIM. This is what makes this nation so spectacular. It is our ethnic diversity that does that. Thank you for making our nation proud again!


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chloe-kim-snowboarding-gold_us_5a8242e0e4b00ecc923d597f?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

Monday, February 12, 2018

Trump Effect: TV Producer to neighbor ‘Your son is dating a f*cking n**ger’ -- this from a TV producer? UGLY

EXACTLY WHY TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE SO TOXIC!!! HER (A REPORTER'S) UGLY COMMENTS CAN BE HEARD AS WELL. IT IS SICKENING BEYOND BELIEF!
I hope this is exposed by Rachel, Larry and Joy Reid
Here is the link to the visual and audio below!

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/2/10/1740387/-Trump-Effect-TV-Producer-to-neighbor-Your-son-is-dating-a-f-cking-n-ger?detail=emaildkre

Below is an interview of Jon Finer found on YouTube.  We in his extended family are very proud of our cousin. His great grandfather was my grandfather's brother. Had they not immigrated to this country so many of us in the second and third generation would not have been born. His great grandfather and my grandfather would have died in the Holocaust as the village they came from 40,000 was wiped out. I am sure he shares my opinion that had it not been for immigration our family would have been killed and Jon to me is proof positive of the greatness of this nation.

Through academic excellence a member of our family ends up in the White House in the Obama administration when it was a branch of government of which one could be proud. Nevertheless, we are proud of Jon's excellence and contribution to our nation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glIWLeZcVU4&feature=share