Saturday, January 28, 2017

The "Ultra Whites" hold power.

It has been quite a week.

Gag orders: Rep. Elijah Cummings, (click here) the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Thursday that the Trump administration's effort to restrict agencies' external communications appears to violate federal law....

The Border Wall: President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall, (click here) which could cost as much as $20 billion, along the entire U.S. border with Mexico isn't just expensive, it would also rip apart the tight-knit communities that straddle the two countries.

That is probably what terrifies the billionaire class. What is to stop a terrorist from crossing the border with such lax security between towns along the border.

That's according to research from three master's degree candidates in architecture at Portland State University. They are finishing their thesis analyzing the problems a 2,000-mile-long wall would cause for cities and towns sprinkled across the four states that share a border with Mexico.

Janna Ferguson, Alex Ruiz and Genevieve Wasser drove 2,000 miles visiting towns on both sides of the border. In a presentation to the media Friday, they described the vibrant societies seen in such cities as Nogales, Arizona, the Texas communities of Laredo, El Paso and Brownsville, and other places U.S. and Mexican cities have symbiotic relationships....

Billionaires, at least Republicans, have issues with control. They are very removed from 'the street,' reality and the American landscape (It is difficult to know what goes on in Walmart from Walton cloud city). As far as the Waltons are concerned corporate welfare (medicaid and food stamps) is necessary to be sure their workers arrive alive, on time and in uniform.

Extreme vetting: Just hours after President Donald Trump signed (click here) an executive order to allow for new “extreme vetting” measures of immigrants, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil rights advocacy group, announced that they plan to file a lawsuit.

There is no evidence that refugees – the most thoroughly vetted of all people entering our nation – are a threat to national security,” said CAIR National Litigation Director Lena F. Masri said in a statement to

Trump’s order suspends the immigration of all people from countries with ties to terror including Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya for 90 days. The order also prohibits Syrian refugees from coming into the U.S. for an undefined period.

“We are not admitting into the country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas,” Trump said during General James Mattis swearing ceremony....

Muslim Ban: ...In December 2015, (click here) when Trump proposed a “complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” most Republicans backed the idea. But most whites were cool to it, and over time they turned colder. A few days after Trump’s announcement, a Monmouth University poll found that 62 percent of whites opposed “banning all Muslims from entering the U.S.” Thirty percent favored the idea. By June, opposition had increased: 66 percent of whites opposed a ban, while 24 percent still favored it. By September, 72 percent opposed a ban, and only 19 percent still favored it. When the proposal was rephrased as a “temporary ban on Muslims who are not U.S. citizens,” white support was higher, but it still declined over time. In a May ABC/Post survey, whites endorsed a temporary ban by 8 percentage points. In August, they opposed it by 4 points. In January, when an ABC/Post survey asked about “banning most Muslims who are not U.S. citizens from entering the United States,” whites opposed it by 19 points....

The more I look at information/data from this election the more it simply makes no sense. The only thing that makes sense to me is the radical move by Comey to defeat Secretary Clinton. People literally went into the polling booths saying, "What the hell, Clinton is no real choice." The voters in majority were not in agreement with Trump. So, what gives?

Deportation:...In June 2015, (click here) Trump kicked off his campaign with a tirade against undocumented immigrants. He called them rapists and drug mules and vowed to build a “great wall on our Southern border.” Later, Trump proposed a “deportation force.” That message earned him a fan base on the right. But white Americans, for the most part, didn’t follow Trump’s lead. They rejected it.

In July 2015, shortly after Trump’s campaign launch, 34 percent of whites polled by Fox News said illegal immigrants should be deported. Sixty-one percent chose the alternative offered in the survey: “a system for them to become legal residents.” For the next 15 months, Trump pounded the immigration issue. But when the Fox News pollsters repeated their question in October, they found that white support for deportation hadn’t increased. It had fallen from 34 percent to 21 percent....

Are lawsuits moving through the courts quickly, otherwise, they will become mute after 90 to 120 days. There will be changes made that will follow these bans and the lawsuits will have to be repeated and updated.

January 28, 2017
By Democrat-Gazette staff wire reports

...The order imposes (click here) a 120-day suspension of the entire U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and a 90-day ban on all entry to the United States from countries with terrorism concerns.
The State Department said the three-month ban in the directive applied to Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen -- all Muslim-majority nations.
The order also halts entry to the U.S. by Syrian refugees until the president determines that changes to the refugee assistance program ensure that admitting them won't compromise national security.

Trump also signed a presidential memorandum on "rebuilding" the U.S. armed forces, giving Mattis 30 days to conduct a "readiness" review and report back on steps that can be taken this year to improve conditions....

Let's not forget the demand for propaganda from the media: The White House Press Secretary (click here) yelled at the media and said, “Photographs of the inaugural proceedings intentionally framed in one particular tweet to minimize the enormous support that had gathered on the National Mall.”
Spicer continued, “Inaccurate numbers were also tweeted. No one had numbers, because the National Park Service, which controls the National Mall does not put any out….This was the audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the world.”
None of what Spicer said was true....

So, let me see if I get this right. First Amendment rights are violated by gag orders and demands for propaganda from the media. Countries are insulted regarding immigrants and refugees and really doesn't know what is coming next, except, Russia. And border security is paramount to human rights of people coming across the USA border. I already know; "What about American civil rights?" In a way that question is a two edged sword and I'll let the billionaires decide what I mean by that.
At this point, all I can say is, "Everything Hitler did was legal according to German law."