Leaks are BAD! M’Kay?

leakers
On Friday August 4, 2017 Attorney General Sessions announced that there will now be a HUGE initiative to crackdown on LEAKS

I love this guy! Finally someone is going to call a plumber! This Administration is drowning in leaks!

A.G. Jeff Sessions said, “the culture of leaking must stop.”

Since January, Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department has “more than tripled the number of active leak investigations, as compared to the number pending at the end of the Obama administration.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct0IZmDtEQM



Press briefing on the investigation into leaks of classified material

A.G. Sessions announces the DOJ’s plans to pursue the staggering amount of illegal leaks of classified information happening. Already 4 people have been charged. He warns all that are participating in leaks to beware, the DOJ and FBI are watching, so don’t do it. The press must think twice before printing these leaks because they are putting lives in danger, and hindering our country’s ability to have relationships with the rest of the world.


Why are leaks bad?

Not everyone seems to agree that leaks are bad. (Just ask Maxine Waters.)

THEY ARE BAD. 

There is a big difference between what we call “Whistleblowing” and “Leaking”.

“Whistleblowing” is only bad for the persons that are being told on. It exposes illegal behavior so that the corruption can stop.

A whistleblower is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public.


“Leaking” is a deliberate release of information, usually sensitive and/or classified meant to paint a person, persons or group/company/organization/government in a very bad light, with no real evidence or confirmation that something illegal actually happened, usually by anonymous sources or sources and information that can not be authentically confirmed.
(There isn’t much reason to leak good information, normally people just make that public anyway…)

Leaks don’t have to be completely true or true at all, and many times it’s half truths spun in a way to look very negative. They are usually classified information so they can’t be clarified and/or corrected, so the many who hear these leaks end up believing them as truth. (This is a form of “fake news”, ….half-truth classified leaks, that can’t be debunked, because the information can’t be talked about.)

Leaking is used as a weapon in politics, business, and journalism. Negative information gets much more attention than positive information, because most people feel better about themselves when they read, hear or see that someone else is doing worse off than they are.

Leaks are designed to imply negativity or the possibility of crimes, but with no  absolute evidence. More so than not there are no victims, it’s only an implication designed to erode confidence in the subject. This is why they work so well as a weapon in politics and business.

Leaking can be extremely dangerous when involving government confidentiality regarding war, undercover law enforcement, foreign policy and relationships, and other sensitive and confidential information.

The Importance of Stopping Leaks

Kellyanne Conway said finding leakers is easier than leakers think. She might be right.

“I think it’s easier to figure out who’s leaking than some of the leakers realize,” Conway said.

Step 1: Find a pool of suspects
Step 2: Shrink your pool using digital tools
Step 3: Subpoena and grab personal data
Step 4: Question and prosecute

(For more on this read here)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCJcW9VQk9k

Attorney Jay Sekulow provides EVIDENCE Obama set up coup against Trump

17 days before Barack Obama was to leave office on January 3, 2017, he set up the Trump administration for leaks by issuing Executive Order 12333, under section 2.3 specifically, also approved by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and the National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

Obama’s order expanded the power of the National Security Agency (NSA) to share globally intercepted communications, including phone calls, with 16 other government intelligence agencies, greatly compounding the likelihood of future leaks from a much greater number of Obama loyalists still working in the Trump administration.

President Trump must revise Executive Order 12333, remove Obama’s loyalists from all government agencies and absolutely prosecute all White House leakers for espionage.

This change in the handling of classified information has created a shadow intelligence agency also known as “the deep state”. It is a soft coup to undermine the electoral vote and will of the American people. Until these issues are addressed and the holdovers are cleared, the leaks will continue, because there are too many people with there hands in the classified information cookie jar who do not support our president.

 

 

The Lame Duck Timeline Strongly Suggests President Obama Set Up Intelligence Scheme To Undermine Trump… February 17, 2017

Specifically through the use of a lame-duck executive order, President Obama authorized multiple intelligence agencies to have access to Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) including phone call intercepts.

First, as the New York Times reported that in its final days, the Obama Administration expanded the power of the National Security Agency (NSA) to share globally intercepted personal communication with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying any privacy protections.

Second, the new rules, which were issued in an unclassified document, entitled Procedures for the Availability or Dissemination of Raw Signals Intelligence Information by the National Security Agency (NSA), significantly relaxed longstanding limits on what the NSA may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations.

These operations are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. Surveillances include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls, and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches.

The changes initiated by the Obama Administration in its waning days empowered far more agents and officials to search through raw intelligence data. As a direct consequence of the change in policy, it appears that the prospect of intel leaks grew exponentially.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed the new rules permitting the NSA to disseminate raw signals intelligence information on January 3, 2017 after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper signed them on December 15, 2016. (read more)

The dates here are key, because it was after the 2016 election when DNI James Clapper was reported to be recommending the removal of NSA head, Admiral Michael Rogers:

[November 19th, 2016] (Reuters) The heads of the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community have recommended to President Barack Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, be removed from his position, sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday.
The recommendation by Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, first reported by The Washington Post, was delivered to the White House last month. (read more)

  • The election was Tuesday, November 8th.
  • Admiral Michael Rogers had a visit with President Trump on Friday, November 11th.
  • According to the Executive Order rule changes DNI James Clapper signed off on December 15th.
  • General Michael Flynn spoke to the Russian Ambassador on December 29th
  • Dec 29th 2016 – Obama announces sanctions on Russia
  • Jan 3rd 2017 – Loretta Lynch signs off on rule changes for phone taps.
  • Jan 12th 2017 – WaPo reports On Phone Calls Anonymous Intel Sources
  • Jan 15th 2017 – VP Pence appears on Face the nation.
  • Jan 20th 2017 – Inauguration
  • Jan 23rd 2017 – FBI reports nothing unlawful in content of Flynn call
  • Jan 26th 2017 – Sally Yates (acting DOJ) informs President Trump there might be a conflict between VP Pence’s stated TV version (was told by Flynn), and what Intel community communicate to Yates that Flynn actually expressed to Russia.
  • Jan 27th 2017 – White House counsel begins investigation to discrepancy.

Confirmed: John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies to Defeat Trump

April 19, 2017, 12:04 am
This is the open scandal that Congress should investigate.

An article in the Guardian in April provides more confirmation that John Brennan was the American progenitor of political espionage aimed at defeating Donald Trump. One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election — Hillary’s.

Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy. He used their phony intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.

John Brennan’s CIA operated like a branch office of the Hillary campaign, leaking out mentions of this bogus investigation to the press in the hopes of inflicting maximum political damage on Trump.

A supporter of the American Communist Party at the height of the Cold War, Brennan brought into the CIA a raft of subversives and gave them plum positions from which to gather and leak political espionage on Trump.

The Guardian story is written in a style designed to flatter its sources (they are cast as high-minded whistleblowers), but the upshot of it is devastating for them, nonetheless, and explains why all the criminal leaks against Trump first originated in the British press. According to the story, Brennan got his anti-Trump tips primarily from British spies but also Estonian spies and others. The story confirms that the seed of the espionage into Trump was planted by Estonia. The BBC’s Paul Wood reported last year that the intelligence agency of an unnamed Baltic State had tipped Brennan off in April 2016 to a conversation purporting to show that the Kremlin was funneling cash into the Trump campaign.

Any other CIA director would have disregarded such a flaky tip, recognizing that Estonia was eager to see Trump lose (its officials had bought into Hillary’s propaganda that Trump was going to pull out of NATO and leave Baltic countries exposed to Putin). But Brennan opportunistically seized on it, as he later that summer seized on the half-baked intelligence of British spy agencies (also full of officials who wanted to see Trump lose).

British spy head Robert Hannigan “passed material in summer 2016 to the CIA chief, John Brennan.” To ensure that these flaky tips leaked out, Brennan disseminated them on Capitol Hill. It then turned up on the front page of the New York Times.

All of this took place at the very moment Brennan was auditioning for Hillary. He desperately wanted to keep his job and despised Trump for his alleged “Muslim ban,” a matter near and dear to Brennan’s heart. Not only was he an apologist for the Muslim Brotherhood, but Brennan’s Islamophilia dated to his days in college, when he spent a year in Cairo learning Arabic and taking courses in Middle Eastern studies and later he got a graduate degree with an emphasis in Middle Eastern studies.

Out of this Islamophilia came a special dislike of Michael Flynn, who had planned to rip up the Obama-era “reset” with Muslim countries. Furious with Flynn for his apostasy from political correctness, Brennan and other Obama aides couldn’t resist the temptation to take him out after rifling through transcripts of his calls with the Russian ambassador. They caught him in a lie to Mike Pence and made sure the press knew about it.

Leak Leak Leak. That was one of the very first substantially damaging leaks that came out of the Trump Administration. It is still a “go to” talking point I see often from liberals, democrats, and Trump Haters that are clinging to the Russian/Trump Collusion story.

Former U.N. Amb. Power Unmasked ‘Hundreds,’ Despite Not Being Intel Official

Nunes disclosed in his letter that the former Obama administration had “easy access” to sensitive classified information and that they may have used it to “achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information.”

Congressional investigators uncovered that “one official [whose] position has no apparent intelligence-related function”—now believed to be Power—”made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama administration.”

Little justification was provided for the request of this sensitive classified information, which government insiders described as outside the purview of a U.N. ambassador.
One official noted that the amount of unmasking from someone in a position that really had no need for unmasking of raw intel was in and of itself disturbing.

“Asking for an unmasking is rare at the [National Security Council] or the State Department. It is frankly shocking that anyone would be asking for dozens, and if there are really hundreds it is indefensible,” said the former official. “It does make me wonder why [National Security Agency] didn’t stop her [Power], by questioning this practice and getting the head of NSA to raise it with the president or the national security adviser.”
Ben Rhodes has also been identified as a ‘person of interest’ in the investigation by lawmakers.

“The [intelligence] committee also understands that Obama-era officials sought the identification of Trump transition officials within intelligence reports,” according to Nunes’s letter. “However, there was no meaningful explanations offered by these officials as to why they needed or how the would use this U.S. personal information, and thus, the committee is left with the impression that these officials may have used this information for improper purposes, including the possibility of leaking.”

“More pointedly,” the letter states, “some of the requests for unminimized U.S. person information were followed by anonymous leaks of those names to the media.”

The current climate of leaks is creating even more hostility and divisions within our country. It’s possibly putting people’s lives at risk, (by exposing under cover investigations and making those involved vulnerable.) But most importantly it is negatively affecting our country’s ability to make better and more fair trade deals, and share/receive important classified information with other world leaders regarding national security.

 

A letter from H.R. McMaster said Susan Rice will keep her top-secret security clearance

Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice was unmasking members of President Trump’s team and other Americans, Trump’s own national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, sent an official letter giving her unfettered and continuing access to classified information and waiving her “need-to-know” requirement on anything she viewed or received during her tenure.

This action by McMasters, amongst many other shady and questionable actions by the General lead me to believe that he does not have our President’s best interest in mind. President Trump doesn’t seem to agree with me yet. He issued a statement today conveying his support for General McMaster.

However, he did the same just before he fired Michael Flynn, Jim Comey, Anthony Scaramucci, Rience Priebus and I think he did the same just before Sean Spicer resigned. So, I hope this is just more of the same.

What is the plan moving forward?

Sessions Claims DOJ Is Reviewing Policy for Subpoenaing Media, Say Government, Congress Must Do Better

Sessions then detailed the steps he took to crack down on the leaking.

First, he pointed to his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, and the FBI Director to “monitor the progress of each leak.”

He also “appointed our U.S. Attorneys to prioritize cases involving unauthorized disclosures.”

From there, the attorney general claimed that he has “tripled the number of active leak investigations.”

He continued, “In response, the FBI has increased sources to leak cases and has created a new counterintelligence unit to manage these cases appeared simultaneously, this department is reviewing policies that impact leak investigations.”

Sessions also said that the Justice Department would be reviewing its policies regarding the subpoenaing of media.

“We respect the important role of the press plays, and will give them respect,” Sessions said. “They cannot place lives at risk. We must balance the press’s role with protecting our national security with the lives of those who serve in the intelligence community, the armed forces, and all law-abiding Americans.”

Sessions ended by doubling down on the promise that the leaking will end.

“We will not allow anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country,” he said.

“All of us in government and in every agency in Congress, and Congress must do better. Their first requirement is personal discipline, education, and repetition within our departments and agencies will make a difference. Prevention is what is required, and investigation of a leak is too late, really. The damage is done.”

YES! Unfortunately the damage is done. Preventative procedures can only help further damage.

How are/were leaks being used as weapons against the Trump Administration
BOMBSHELL revelations show how Obama “WEAPONIZED” intel against Trump
May 28, 2017

Obama administration officials may have actually outdone Nixon in the dirty tricks department and actually “weaponized” intelligence agencies against American citizens including — Trump team members.

As the New York Post reports, “New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials.

We now know the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama routinely violated privacy protections while snooping through foreign intercepts involving US citizens — and failed to disclose the breaches, prompting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court a month before the election to rebuke administration officials.

The story concerns what’s known as “upstream” data collection under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, under which the NSA looks at the content of electronic communication. Upstream refers to intel scooped up about third parties: Person A sends Person B an e-mail mentioning Person C. Though Person C isn’t a party to the e-mail, his information will be scooped up and potentially used by the NSA.
Further, the number of NSA data searches about Americans mushroomed after Obama loosened rules for protecting such identities from government officials and thus the reporters they talk to.

A number of those searches were made from the White House, and included private citizens working for the Trump campaign, some of whose identities were leaked to the media. The revelations earned a stern rebuke from the ACLU and from civil-liberties champion Sen. Rand Paul.”

Apparently Sen. Rand Paul and the ACLU weren’t the only folks disturbed by US intel agencies being used for political purposes.

“The FISA court called it a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue” that NSA analysts — in violation of a 2011 rule change prohibiting officials from searching Americans’ information without a warrant — “had been conducting such queries in violation of that prohibition, with much greater frequency than had been previously disclosed to the Court.”

On top of failing to disclose breaches, ballooning data searches, and violating the 2011 rule change for warrantless searches, there’s another minor little problem revealed during these testimonies. Remember that little dossier linking Trump to some Russia connection? Remember the giant uproar caused by the dossier and the ensuing MONTHS of accusations by liberals and Democrat politicians practically calling for President Trump to be tried for treason?

Well, as it turns out “Obama intelligence officials really had no good reason attaching a summary of a dossier on Trump to a highly classified Russia briefing they gave to Obama just weeks before Trump took office.” Or shall we say, they had a reason, but it was a no good reason, and one of those no good reasons was John Brennan.
Under congressional questioning Tuesday, Obama’s CIA chief John Brennan said the dossier did not “in any way” factor into the agency’s assessment that Russia interfered in the election. Why not? Because as Obama intel czar James Clapper earlier testified, “We could not corroborate the sourcing.”

But that didn’t stop Brennan in January from attaching its contents to the official report for the president. He also included the unverified allegations in the briefing he gave Hill Democrats.

In so doing, Brennan virtually guaranteed that it would be leaked, which it promptly was.
In short, Brennan politicized raw intelligence. In fact, he politicized the entire CIA.
As it stands right now, Obama administration officials may have posed a far greater threat to the American election process than any outside entity. While fingers point at Donald Trump and his administration, it’s looking more and more like sleight of hand to divert our attention from the real shady dealings in the swamp. Trump needs to clean out every single Obama holdover, but for some reason, he’s taking his time.

So what the mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about is that the Obama Administration, (and now their holdovers,) have used and are still using their relaxed rules and their vast unmasking powers to unmask names and then leak information that could possibly make, (and most likely will make,) President Trump and his people look bad.

Then instead of calling them what they are…. leakers, they have been painted as heroes and have called them whistleblowers with no evidence that anything illegal has taken place except the leaking of classified information itself.

The expanding of the amount of people who now have access to the unmasked data has assured that there will be an endless flow of leaks. Not only that, but they have proven to be strategically leaked to do the most possible damage to the Trump Administration.

Hopefully with the changes that the Trump Administration has made with staff and the crackdown by the DOJ on prosecution of leakers with get the problem under control.

 

Related Links and Other Information:

CIA issues statement on the release of its updated Executive Order 12333 procedures

http://intelligencecommunitynews.com/cia-issues-statement-on-the-release-of-its-updated-executive-order-12333-procedures/ January 18, 2017 by Loren Blinde

General Guidelines to further explain how these Attorney General Guidelines protect our national security and our civil liberties. These Guidelines become effective 18 March 2017, 60 days after signature by the Director of the CIA and the Attorney General.

The documents can be found on CIA.gov on the new Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties page.

Source: CIA

https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/privacy-and-civil-liberties/index.html

Privacy and Civil Liberties at CIA

If you are seeking to request records related to yourself or another individual, pursuant to the Privacy Act or Freedom of Information Act, please follow the instructions found here:

Additional Privacy and Civil Liberties Authorities and Resources:

National security adviser H.R. McMaster has taken it upon himself to eliminate the pro-Israel voices at the National Security Council, according to three West Wing and defense officials who spoke to Conservative Review (CR).

Look into DOJ slush fund

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Resistance is Futile

Resistance is futile. It has come time to work together. Resisting is counterproductive! UNIFY

BorgTrump
“Borg Trump” represents unifying the country and a futile resistance in doing so. This photoshopped image is meant to be light hearted and humorous, not to represent any false ideas about President Trump being some sort of evil dictator. That is just ridiculous. Thanks for reading!

The democratic party wants to resist, resist, resist…. But then what? Resisting doesn’t make the problems that the world and our country is facing today go away. It actually makes our problems worse.

Instead of resisting how about we all work together and find solutions? 

Unify! 

Let’s talk about our differences and make compromises! 

Let’s try to understand each other 

instead of calling each other names and shutting down opposing speech. 

Let’s learn from our history 

instead of trying to erase it and regress back to segregating to our different safe spaces.

Let’s stop reacting to FALSE FEAR and take COMFORT IN FACTS. 

Let’s not believe everything we hear, 

but start researching answers, ideas etc.. and sharing them openly. 

Let’s stop pointing fingers at each other and assuming things about each other. 

Let’s stop blaming things; take responsibility and do better instead. 

Let’s finally put the results of the election behind us, for the good of our country, 

because dwelling on it isn’t help any of us.

The democratic party needs to get a positive message, because this resistance is tearing our country apart. They are LETTING the Russians “hijack our democracy”, by doing exactly what they had planned to do all along, ….make us lose faith in our government and TURN US AGAINST EACH OTHER!

By continuing to resist, we are only letting Russia get away with what they intended to do when they attacked our voting system, or whatever it was that they actually did. They didn’t need to change votes, because they shook our country’s people to the core by making us all question the integrity of our democracy. By resisting anything and everything that our newly elected president does or proposes, it is only dividing the country and giving Putin exactly what he wanted; to tear our country apart from the inside out. A successful attack of war without one single casualty from his people.

I know that it’s hard; when everyone and everything around you is telling you only negative things about President Trump, you tend to start believing only that bias. (I use to do the same thing.)

It’s really hard to find the positive things. There are MANY out there, but you won’t see them unless you dig. I assure you, just because you haven’t heard these positive things does not mean they aren’t happening. (You will have to wade through a lot of crap to find them, but they are out there.)

I know, …..it’s really trendy to hate the current President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

“Everybody is doing it.” 

One problem we have in America is following trends and emulating celebrities or people we admire. We also have a problem with always believing everything we hear and read.

Hating on President Trump and joining this “resistance,” just because everyone tells you to, is not having your own opinion. It’s called being a “sheep”. We all need to think independently. Your opinion should be YOUR OWN and it should be based on educated true information about the subject.

You should question everything! Please question everything. Question me, even. Fact check me, and fact check everyone!

It’s perfectly fine to not agree with everything the current administration does or has done. I don’t always agree with them, or the President. (Heck you don’t have to like them either.) We all have certain issues that we are passionate about. That is healthy and important. Passion gives us purpose.

We should just make sure we have that passion in the right place and we aren’t being counter productive or influenced by the wrong people, who are manipulating our passion and emotions for their own agenda….This is truth no matter who you are, or what “side” you are on. Our passion should be used for the good of our country not for the destruction of it.

There are threats out there to our way of life that must be stopped. We need to be able to recognize these threats without discriminating against others whom are innocent.

These days people are so confused, they don’t even know what they support or oppose anymore, because part of what they do support completely contradicts other core values they support. However they have only listened to the propaganda instead of doing the research themselves. This is true for both sides

I’ve seen people call the President everything from “pervert” to “liar” and everything else you can possibly think in between; extreme disrespect. We’ve had many presidents that could be called both and more. A pervert does more than just talk dirty in a private conversation over a decade ago. We’ve had presidents that have actually ACTED like perverts and then LIED about it.

It is also very hard to find a person, let alone politician that hasn’t lied at some point. No, it’s NOT ok to lie; but I also keep close tabs on President Trump, and most of the things that I’ve found that he has trouble truthing about are statistics. Which I’m sure he doesn’t look up, or generate himself. So whoever is doing that, is trying to make him look bad, maybe they are one of the leakers too. A lot of times when the media has said that he’s lied, it really hasn’t been a lie, many times they are just not giving him time to do what he’s promised, (his promise is taking longer than he thought it would,) and taken in consideration all of the resistance he’s been trying to work though or his words are twisted, taken too literally, and/or he’s repeated something someone else lied about without knowing it wasn’t true.

We have a big problem in this country with judging. If you are accused, then you are guilty until you are proven otherwise by at least a million people, a few celebrities and the media. Then MAYBE,… you will be exonerated. We also have a big problem with speculation, making accusations without facts, and believing everything we see and hear. After we’ve made up our mind, we tend to have been known to have selective hearing, are extremely bull head stubborn, a bias that leans toward a mob mentality and it’s extremely hard to find those lone wolves out there brave enough to think on their own.

You should know that a large portion of the negativity you have heard about President Trump is not even true. He isn’t against homosexuals, he’s not racist, (you may not know but he has plenty of supporters from all races, and sexual preferences,) he’s not a fascist, or Hitler, he’s not going to put anyone in camps, (so absurd,) he’s not trying to deport anyone that is here in the country legally…yes, LEGALLY. He isn’t an awful tyrant that takes pleasure in splitting up families. He’s not only trying to give all his cronies tax breaks and a free payday. All of these things you have heard about him are exaggerated and/or just completely untrue. It’s all been spun and twisted, designed to pit you against the current administration and hate anyone that supports them. Divide and conquer.

Most of the resistance doesn’t even understand what they are resisting. They think people are losing rights. They think that certain minorities are being picked on. It’s sad that people are being fear mongered to hate. Thats a lot of anxiety being generated for no reason. This is a form of control. If you are being led to believe propaganda you are being manipulated. Not everything that is happening should be considered bad for the left. President Trump has shown that he cares about the rights of all Americans. You don’t think so? Maybe you should look closer.

“What the heck do Democrats stand for?”

Once the Democrats have blindly resisted for however long, 2years, 4 years, 8 year, ….whatever.

Then what? They have absolutely no message, no vision for the country and nothing the voters can get behind. Hillary already tried the “I’m not Trump” Campaign and she lost. So they need something better than resistance.

We have a common enemy in Russia. We may have to work with them in the war against terror, and stay on a somewhat cordial basis with them,…so we aren’t at each other’s throats in an unnecessary war. BUT they have found a better way to take us down, without having to shed any of their own blood!

The Russians are effectively taking the US down from within! AND this “resistance” is letting them do it!

It’s time for us, the American people to get REALLY MAD!

But NOT at each other!

It’s time for us to show those Russians that you don’t mess with Americans! We can turn this around and we won’t have to shed any more blood.

We can stop the organized resistance that shows up at every pro Trump rally with masks on and uses violence to shut them down. This violence from ANTIFA that the media would rather you think is coming from the pro-Trumpers.

ANTIFA are the real Nazi’s and actually maybe you should research their history. This group isn’t anything new, they are just using this opportunity to find people for their anti-American cause, by deception and fear mongering.

This ANTIFA is an enemy of our democracy. They are an enemy of our freedom of speech. They are an enemy of the American people. They are an enemy of the world. They are creating a false narrative based on lies, then feeding it to mentally disturbed and brainwashed people that don’t even understand what they are resisting.

Our economy is booming.

We are on the verge of having health care that we can actually afford to use.

Our stock market has reached record high after RECORD HIGH!

Jobs are being created left and right.

Our veterans are being better cared for and our military is becoming stronger than ever.

Unnecessary job killing regulations are being abolished so that our businesses and economy can grow.

Our unemployment rate is down farther than it has been in years.

Illegal border crossings have fallen well over 60%, which means there are less drugs coming into the country, less human trafficking and less tax dollars being spent on illegal immigration.

President Trump has even found a way to compromise about the southern border wall by incorporating solar panels to help with our energy independence. That’s another thing,…

We are on our way to energy independence.

All these are good things, so why do you resist?

NO RIGHTS ARE BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE. Rights are being given back to individual states.

Abortion is still legal for all of you that are pro choice.

We are saving $100 billion a year on terminating an agreement that was never ratified and would have done nothing to help our environment.

Backing out of that same agreement has inspired individual states to do their own work on preservation of our world, without us having to pay other countries money that they would never have to account for.

We are making fair and better trade deals, that will help our companies sell more products in other countries.

Why resist?

Law and Order is being restored in the country and no unconstitutional actions have been taken, despite what the media and 9th Circuit Court would like you to believe. (I think the Supreme Court confirmed that when they reinstated 95% of the “Travel Pause EO” on June 26, 2017.)

The “Travel Ban” is actually very similar to the ones that former President Obama installed several times.

No unprecedented laws have been made to restrict freedom, but we are enforcing the laws we already have.

No Russian collusion and if there was it’s now being investigated by a special counsel. (Actually the investigations seem to be digging up controversy and questions from the other side of the aisle.)

These things the Trump Administration are doing are not out of the ordinary, you just haven’t been paying attention for the last decade. We have a president that is fighting for our safety!

Why do you still resist?

Notice how “the resistance” has become the opposite of what it was 40 years ago. Think about it. They are fighting to enforce Sharia Law, suppressing opposing speech, banning right wing leaning books/authors and promoting segregation. (If you haven’t researched Sharia it goes against our Constitution, and DOES TAKE RIGHTS AWAY FROM PEOPLE.) Democrats have become fascists against conservative views, while preaching that they are against fascism.

The Left is hypocritically trying to shut down what they call “hate speech” while personally attacking the president, those close to him and those that support him with hate speech and violence that they are now calling art.

The two sides are just not understanding each other and realizing we really all want the same things.

We all want:

  • Peace
  • Equality
  • Safety
  • Compassion
  • Preserve our way of life
  • Preserve our world
  • Save those in trouble
  • Protect our loved ones
  • Prosper
  • BE FREE
  • HAPPINESS
  • Legislation that works to better our lives

We all just have different ideas about how to accomplish these things. That is where sharing ideas, compromising, and communicating will save us all.

The resistance is now resisting positive changes. They are resisting things that they’ve previously advocated for. They are resisting, when working together is in the better interest of the country and our people. Our country’s best interest should be the priority of all political parties, and the American people. I hope you resisters out there, wake up and realize the error of your ways, before it’s too late.

Good Luck out there fellow patriots!

God Bless You, God Bless the World and God Bless Our Great Country,…America.

The land of the free and home of the brave.

Let’s keep it that way.

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The ANTIFA EXPOSED – A HATE ORGANIZATION!
June 7, 2017 OAN Newsroom
The far-left activist group known as ANTIFA has been at the forefront of attacks on conservative speakers, as well as the supporters of President Trump.

‘List them as a terrorist organisation’: Malcolm Turnbull urged to formally declare group that attacked Andrew Bolt as dangerous extremists
(This is a good article that gives you a better picture of the radical groups from both “alt” sides and that not all people from either side are radical like this.)
What is ‘Antifa’? And why is the media so reluctant to expose it?
“Antifa” is made up of self-described anarchists — radical left-wing thugs who employ violence and intimidation to advance their beliefs.

Sharia Law – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharia
Sharia Law – List of Key Rules – http://www.billionbibles.org/sharia/sharia-law.html
Islam: Governing Under Sharia – https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/islam-governing-under-sharia

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Scary Department of Education Bills H.R. 610 and H.R. 899

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Many of you may have heard of the bills H.R.610 & H.R. 899 that were introduced to the house on January 23, 2017 by Republican Representative of Iowa Steve King and February 7, 2017 by Republican Representative of Kentucky Massie Thomas. These bills deal with the department of education termination, education funding/school voucher program and school lunch nutrition. The summary statements are:

H.R. 610 Introduced in House (01/23/2017)
Choices in Education Act of 2017

To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr610

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https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr610

(Steve King tried to introduce similar legislation at the end of last year (Sept. 22, 2016, H.R. 6119 (114th)), dealing with the repeal of Michelle Obama’s nutrition regulations and nothing came of it.

H.R. 899 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, February 7, 2017

Mr. Massie (for himself, Mr. Amash, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Labrador) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

To terminate the Department of Education. (Federal)

The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.

As of 03/17/2017 no related bill information has been received for H.R.899 – To terminate the Department of Education..

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https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr899

There is mass “Trump Hysteria” surrounding these bills as well as intense hatred for The Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, even though neither introduced either of these bills. President Trump’s first full day in office was the day H.R. 610 was introduced to the house and Mrs. DeVos was confirmed the day H.R. 899 was introduced, (February 7, 2017). So neither of them wrote either bill. However, they both support school of choice, and less government.

Many conservatives believe that because the Department of Education costs tens of billions of dollars each year that it is completely unnecessary, and we really don’t need one on the Federal level, when we have 50 separate State Departments of Education. Personally, I don’t think we should get rid of the entire department, but it could use a complete overhaul. I’m sure many of our government agencies need reorganization. I do believe we need the protections that are implemented on a federal level so that states have a standard to live up to.

The general consensus with HR 610 bill is it’s dead at committee. There hasn’t been an action since 01/23/2017 when referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. It only has two co-sponsors, (Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1]*, Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]*,) and one other that withdrew support earlier this month, (Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22], date withdrawn 03/09/2017, explanation H2004). I’m told that if a bill has no support/sponsors it has no chance of passing. I’ve read this one has 0.001%-2% chance of making it to law.

As of 03/16/2017 no related bill information has been received for H.R.610.

As far as H.R. 899 goes, it’s said it’s very unlikely this bill would pass in either the House or the Senate, but if it did, the H.R. 610 would be considered moot, since this bill eliminates the Federal Department of Education.

As of 03/17/2017 no related bill information has been received for H.R.899 – To terminate the Department of Education.

House Bill to Eliminate Department of Education
http://www.policyinsider.org/2017/02/house-bill-to-eliminate-department-of-education-.html

Rep. Massie states that “states and local communities are best positioned to shape curricula that meet the needs of their students”. In addition Rep. Massie stated that, “It’s time we get the feds out of the classroom and terminate the Department of Education.” It is unlikely that this bill would pass in the House or Senate.

These bills might be dead in committee, but it is a perfect example to why people need to not let the media or anyone else divert your attention from the real issues. Everyone is so focused on Russia, tax returns that mean nothing and whether the president of our country has the authority to enforce our laws that have been in place for decades. People are letting real things slip through the cracks unnoticed. The bad things and the good things too. It’s important to recognize the good things as well as know what’s bad and why they are bad or good. There is so much fear mongering from media and those who just want people to agree with them. Fear is a very effective motivator.

There are no heroes or villains in politics. Politicians don’t care about the people, they care about who is in their pocket. Both sides of the isle contradict themselves depending on how it affects their political stance today. They can all be hypothetical at some point in time.

Many don’t like President Trump, because they believe he’s no different than the other politicians of DC, but I do see that he does want us as a country to succeed. (That will only make him look good.) I also want to believe that he wants us as individuals to succeed. He may not always be doing things the way you would, but giving him a chance has proven so far that he’s done some good, more good depending on what side of the aisle you lean to.

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https://www.reddit.com/r/Ask_Politics/comments/5y9pv7/how_likely_is_hr_610_to_pass/

The stalling of a bill means either

(a) it’s a bad bill

(b) Congress is ineffective, or

(c) both (a) and (b).
The bill would have done other things as well, vis-à-vis school choice, but anyway, it appears to be at a dead end.
http://news.schoolsdo.org/2017/03/a-new-idea-for-lunch-make-it-your-way/

Whoops Steve King’s ‘Abolish The Education Department’ Bill May Be DOA
http://crooksandliars.com/2017/02/whoops-steve-kings-abolish-education

And while I still want you to be hair-on-fire mad about this bill, it’s likely dead in the water because whoops right-wing homeschool advocates hate it too.

Turns out The Home School Legal Defense Association, which claims 84,000 members and like a lot of right-wing organizations outweighs its membership numbers on the Republican Hill, has come out strongly against King’s bill because it “would be a slippery slope toward more federal involvement and control in homeschooling.”
https://m.facebook.com/WearRed4PublicEd/posts/1384039864968519

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How House Bill 610 Could Affect Kids With Disabilities, Because There’s Been Some Confusion via Romper.com March 10, 2017
https://www.romper.com/p/how-house-bill-610-could-affect-kids-with-disabilities-because-theres-been-some-confusion-43297

H.R. 899, which calls for the termination of the Department of Education entirely. Constituents rightly reacted with horror to such a bill, and it’s unlikely to pass. H.R. 610 is called the Choices in Education Act, and is largely billed as an advancement of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ ill-conceived school voucher program, but it would effectively abolish the Department of Education, as well. Calling for block grants for school vouchers are part of the bill, but it would also repeal two laws protecting students, and severely limit the scope of the department’s authority.

How does Hr 610 affect special education?
https://www.romper.com/p/how-does-hr-610-affect-special-education-it-would-undo-50-years-of-protections-44370

repeal the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which would significantly restrict federal funding provided to public schools by the U.S. Department of Education as well as limit the department’s overall functions. But if this foundational legislation of American public schools is repealed, that means equal opportunity protections for students would also be eliminated, including special education resources for students with special needs, including IEPs.

In sum, DeVos’s school choice bill is just bad legislation overall — but when you really take a close look at it, you can see just how many different areas of education will be impacted, including special education.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 has been reauthorized by Congress every five years. During the Bush era, it was renamed as the No Child Left Behind Act. Under Obama, it became the Every Student Succeeds Act. No matter the name, it afforded the necessary protections that special education students have come to expect as standard in American public education, specifically ensuring schools that receive federal funding must provide support for students with disabilities. ESEA also provided dedicated grants for special education centers.

TruthorFiction.com
https://www.truthorfiction.com/house-bill-610-defund-public-education/

House Bill 610 to Defund Public Education-
Truth! & Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa has introduced H.R. 610 to defund public education.
The Truth:
H.R. 610 would dramatically change how federal education dollars are doled out, and it would lead to less federal funding for public schools by redirecting some funds to private school and homeschool students.

But the claim that H.R. 610 would completely defund public education isn’t entirely accurate.

Specifically, H.R. 610 would repeal the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), which was passed as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty.”

Congress reauthorized the measure in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act. Before that, it was known as the No Child Left Behind Act. The Department of Education explains that federal block grants supporting school districts in low-income areas have been a primary piece of the legislation over the last 50 years:

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who believed that “full educational opportunity” should be “our first national goal.” From its inception, ESEA was a civil rights law.

ESEA offered new grants to districts serving low-income students, federal grants for textbooks and library books, funding for special education centers, and scholarships for low-income college students. Additionally, the law provided federal grants to state educational agencies to improve the quality of elementary and secondary education.

Again, H.R. 610 would repeal ESEA and limit the authority of the Department of Education — marking a dramatic shift in how public schools are funded. The Department of Education would only be authorized to administer education funding in federal block grants to states, a portion of which would have to be administered to private and homeschooled students, according to the text of the bill:

The bill establishes an education voucher program, through which each state shall distribute block grant funds among local educational agencies (LEAs) based on the number of eligible children within each LEA’s geographical area. From these amounts, each LEA shall: (1) distribute a portion of funds to parents who elect to enroll their child in a private school or to home-school their child, and (2) do so in a manner that ensures that such payments will be used for appropriate educational expenses.

To be eligible to receive a block grant, a state must: (1) comply with education voucher program requirements, and (2) make it lawful for parents of an eligible child to elect to enroll their child in any public or private elementary or secondary school in the state or to home-school their child.

Critics of H.R. 610 argue that the bill would have a disproportionately negative impact on public schools in low-income communities because it would repeal ESEA, which has provided a significant source of federal funding to them. The Department of Education reports that more than about 56,000 public schools and 21 million children would be impacted by changes to Title I funding:

ED’s most recent data on participation in the program are from school year (SY) 2009-10. In SY 2009-10 more than 56,000 public schools across the country used Title I funds to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example, funds support extra instruction in reading and mathematics, as well as special preschool, after-school, and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.

That same year Title I served more than 21 million children. Of these students, approximately 59 percent were in kindergarten through fifth grade, 21 percent in grades 6-8, 17 percent in grades 9-12, 3 percent in preschool, and less than one percent ungraded.

Supporters of H.R. 610 argue that children from underperforming “Title I” public schools in low-income areas would be able to use a voucher to attend a better private or charter school under H.R. 610.

So, it’s true that H.R. 610 would have a major impact on how federal education funding is doled out, and it would have a more dramatic impact on low-income or “Title I” school districts that received federal grants through ESEA. But the claim that H.R. 610 would defund public education isn’t completely accurate, either. Students would seemingly have less incentive to “opt-out” of better performing public schools, likely leading to minimal impact on those districts. That’s why we’re calling this one “truth” and “fiction.”

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/the-betsy-devos-era-of-education-house-bill-610.2034486/

The bill has no wording protecting Special Needs kids, no mention of IDEA and FAPE.
Some things ESSA does for Children with Disabilities
-Ensures access to the general education curriculum.
-Ensures access to accommodations on assessments.
-Ensures concepts of Universal Design for Learning
-Includes provisions that require local education agencies to provide evidence-based interventions in schools with consistently underperforming subgroups.
-Requires states in Title I plans to address how they will improve conditions for learning including reducing incidents of bullying and harassment in schools, overuse of discipline practices and reduce the use of aversive behavioral interventions (such as restraints and seclusion).

Please Sign This Petition To Protect The Future Of Our Children
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/699/895/648/house-bill-610-hr-610/

Tell your representatives to vote no on H.R.610 – To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools.

Please sign to protect school funding for special needs kids.  This bill’s wording means that states will have to either fully fund IDEA with state money or accept its inevitable death.

Get involved!

Contact your representative and find yours here:http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION Against H.R. 610
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/699/895/648/house-bill-610-hr-610/

MoveOn Petitions – Vote NO on House Bill 610
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/vote-no-to-house-bill

Protect the Department of Education and Vote Against H.R.899
https://www.change.org/p/thomas-massie-protect-the-department-of-education-and-vote-against-h-r-899

For Conservatives and Libertarians

Support H.R. 899 To Abolish The Federal Department of Education

http://americasliberty.org/doa-sign.aspx

This special needs mom wants more like Betsy DeVos in Washington
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/education/315047-this-special-needs-mom-wants-more-like-betsy-devos-in-washington via The Hill 01/19/17

It was abundantly clear early on in the hearing that the American people are rightfully frustrated with the extreme partisanship in Washington, D.C. The Democrats in the hearing room were far more interested in delivering political cheap shots and scoring points for their special interest friends than having a fair and balanced discussion about Mrs. DeVos’ qualifications and her philosophy for education reform. It was a sad and sorry spectacle.

Mrs. DeVos joined our cause in Ohio to create a voucher program to allow parents to send their kids to private schools that do a better job of educating special needs students. Thanks to Mrs. DeVos advocacy, my son, Sam, gained access to a better school and is now a high school graduate. I know that Betsy DeVos has a big heart and deep concern for all students in America, especially the most vulnerable children.

While the Democrats in Washington were grandstanding, Mrs. DeVos was composed, articulate and passionate in outlining her belief that education policy should be driven, first and foremost, by what is best for school children and their parents.

The education establishment and labor bosses in the teacher’s unions are fiercely opposing Mrs. DeVos because they know she is tough, determined and driven by one thing and one thing only; to raise the bar on education in America.

Betsy DeVos places parents like me and kids like Sam first, which is why I believe she will be an excellent education secretary.

VIDEO : Betsy DeVos Haters Actually Agree With Her When Not Given Her Name
http://truthfeed.com/video-betsy-devos-haters-actually-agree-with-her-when-not-given-her-name/57679/

This is an interesting comment I found that I thought I’d share:

Here is a brief breakdown of some facts about House Bill 610 to help quell some of the hysteria whipped up by radical progressives and the NEA, SEIU and other leftist organizations. Let’s start out by stating that Public Education in America today has a dismal record of educating our children. When I was growing up in the ’50 & ’60’s America was number one in literacy world wide…then the Federal Government and the Unions took over. Today, we don’t even rank in the top ten in math & science. What the heck happened? When the Federal bureaucratic pinheads, the Teacher’s Union officials and the ACLU finished tinkering with it, our Public Educational System became more concerned with social engineering, emphasizing on things like diversity, gender identity, social justice ( whatever that is ) and equality of outcomes and the changes in curriculum reflected those new-age courses. State governments and local school administrators and teachers lost control of their students and whether or not they were learning anything worthwhile for the real world. It became more about feelings than about facts and results. All you have to do is talk to Corporate HR Directors to find out that our Federal Education Department is failing our children miserably. We are having to recruit people from places like India, China, Pakistan and South Korea because our American children are not being prepared with the proper skills to succeed in our own economy. That is the number one reason you have seen this significant rise in Home Schooling and some parents sending their children to parochial schools even if it doesn’t fit their religious tradition.
Something had to be done and I believe that  School Choice and the Parental Voucher System is a good start. If a Public School is failing to teach the students and cannot be brought up to snuff…then it needs to be closed and it’s students and their parents given a choice to send their students to a school where they are doing their job. We spend the highest amount per student on Public Education and get the poorest return on our investment. Money is not the problem but you wouldn’t believe that if you listen to the Democrats…wonder why.
I have found in my 70+ years that politicians are always easiest to control at the local level. The farther it moves up the food-chain the less influence we taxpayers have over the outcomes. Time to bring education back to the states and localities where the parents and PTA can have greater control over decisions made for educating our children. We owe these future generations nothing less.
The classrooms of today are the governments of tomorrow!—

Don’t Panic Over the “No Hungry Kids Act” – Plus a New Bill to Ensure School Food Safety –  via TheLunchTray.com March 7, 2017
http://www.thelunchtray.com/dont-panic-no-hungry-kids-act-plus-new-bill-ensure-school-food-safety/

..readers need to know that King has been trying to gain traction on this bill in the last three congressional sessions and it’s never gone anywhere.

Sources I’ve spoken with in D.C. believe this current iteration of the bill will meet the same fate, noting that it has few co-sponsors and hasn’t been scheduled for a mark-up in the House Education and Workforce Committee. And PredictGov, which assesses the chances of a bill becoming law, gives HR 610 a mere 2 percent chance of enactment. (Apparently, the portion of the bill pertaining to education funding also seems to be a nonstarter, with observers assessing it as “dead on arrival.”)

Related links:

How To Call Your Senator About House Bill 610, The First Betsy DeVos Education Bill
https://www.romper.com/p/how-to-call-your-senator-about-house-bill-610-the-first-betsy-devos-education-bill-42933

Why Do We Have a Department of Education? Jimmy Carter’s Debt to a Teachers Union.
http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/07/department-of-education-jimmy-carter

NPE Action Helps Halt Dead Bill
http://www.schoolsmatter.info/2017/03/npe-action-helps-halt-dead-bill.html

HR 610 and the Conundrum of School Choice
https://glibertarians.com/2017/02/hr-610-and-the-conundrum-of-school-choice/

A comprehensive list of what Betsy DeVos can — and can’t — do next
http://www.vox.com/2017/2/10/14550262/betsy-devos-education-vouchers

Passing House Bill 610 would dismantle some of the strongest aspects of public education – via Dallas News March 15, 2017
http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/03/15/passing-house-bill-610-dismantle-strongest-aspects-public-education

Bills Introduced by Republicans While We Were Distracted by the ‘Russian Spy Drama’
http://www.snopes.com/bills-introduced-by-republicans/

HR 610: Vouchers for Public Education
http://politiseek.com/2017/03/hr-610-vouchers-for-public-education/

Heads Up: Bills Introduced While Americans Were Distracted by ‘Russian Spy Drama’-Truth! & Fiction!
https://www.truthorfiction.com/bills-introduced-while-americans-distracted/

Study: Private school vouchers favored by DeVos don’t offer real advantage over public schools
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/02/27/devos-favors-private-school-vouchers-but-new-study-says-they-dont-offer-real-edge-over-public-schools/?utm_term=.28ba5f173db8

Did HR 610 Pass? The Bill Has Caused Some Controversy
https://www.romper.com/p/did-hr-610-pass-the-bill-has-caused-some-controversy-43626

Here’s What You Should Know About That Voucher Bill From Rep. Steve King
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2017/03/voucher_bill_steve_king_few_things_to_know.html

HOW HOUSE BILL 610 EFFECTS PUBLIC EDUCATION AND KIDS WITH DISABILITIES
http://kreativeimagess.com/how-house-bill-610-effects-public-education-and-kids-with-disabilities/

If you think Trump’s scary, get a load of these Republican bills in Congress
http://www.citypages.com/news/if-you-think-trumps-scary-get-a-load-of-these-republican-bills-in-congress/415488623

A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan — and what she might do as secretary of education
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/12/08/a-sobering-look-at-what-betsy-devos-did-to-education-in-michigan-and-what-she-might-do-as-secretary-of-education/?utm_term=.a1798c7f0bc0

Rep. Steve King Introduces Bill To Begin De-funding of Public Education
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/2/23/1636961/-Rep-Steve-King-Introduces-Bill-To-Begin-De-funding-of-Public-Education

Special Education Bills Pending in Congress
https://www.cesa7.org/sped/issues-congressbills/pending.htm

The White House – Pending Legislation
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/pending-legislation

Are Teachers Against HR 610? These Educators Have Spoken Out Against It
https://www.romper.com/p/are-teachers-against-hr-610-these-educators-have-spoken-out-against-it-44413

How are bills HR 861 and HR 899 going to help secure a better future for the american people?
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskThe_Donald/comments/5xxvze/how_are_bills_hr_861_and_hr_899_going_to_help/

Equal Rights Amendment
https://www.facebook.com/ERAusa/posts/10155062853234250

Support Rep. Thomas Massie’s HR 899 Abolish Dept. of Education!
https://prayfor.us/170208_47525_p4us_pp_abolish_education_department/

Status pending, but nothing done since January https://legiscan.com/US/bill/HB610/2017Status
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Introduced on January 23 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-01-23 – Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Pending: House Education And The Workforce Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

REMOVAL OF NAME OF MEMBER AS COSPONSOR OF H.R. 610
(House of Representatives – March 09, 2017)
          REMOVAL OF NAME OF MEMBER AS COSPONSOR OF H.R. 610
 Mr. OLSON. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that I be removed as a cosponsor of H.R. 610.
 The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania). Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Texas? There was no objection.

https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/03/09/house-section/article/H2004-1

 

Your Friend Ivanka

 

ivanka
Photo by: Matt Furman Forbes

Ivanka Trump, a successful business woman, very classy with impeccable taste, and a big heart. What’s not to like? She’s been under scrutiny since her father first started his campaign for president and it’s just gotten worse since he won the election. Should she be punished by the media and the left because of their hate for her father? Or should they try to embrace her as an ally, because of the major influence she has on her dad? I think it’s the latter.

Ivanka has already been in her father’s ear about continuing former President Obama’s LGBT Rights Executive Order. (President Donald J. Trump Will Continue to Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace) She also helped organize a meeting this week, with the President, Prime Minister of Canada and some very power successful women to address some of the women’s right issues that have been a concern of the left recently, Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs.

Ms. Trump could have a very powerful impact on the direction of President Trump’s Administration. The President has already said that she always encourages him to ‘do the right thing.’ Her guidance, and caring heart may be just what us women need in the White House. I would suggest we try and “make nice” with her.

It’s a VERY popular theory, and many consider it fact, that President Donald J. Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump’s brand has been dropped by many retailers, because of a sales decrease. However, if you do a little digging that might not be the whole story.

As Online Boycott Grows Study Shows Millennial Women Stick With Ivanka Trump’s Brand  OCT 26, 2016 @ 08:00 AM -via Forbes

Each woman surveyed was asked: “In light of Ivanka Trump’s involvement with the Trump campaign for president, how likely would you be to consider buying her line of shoes or clothing?”
They responded as follows:
Extremely Likely 18%
Very Likely 33%
Somewhat Likely 32%
Not Very Likely 11%
Not At All Likely 6%
Meanwhile, a campaign calling for a boycott of all things Trump, including Ivanka’s apparel and shoe lines, has been gathering social media steam.

Inside Ivanka, Inc: $100M Apparel Sales, And A Bid To Move Some Manufacturing Back From China 7/21/2016 @ 12:24PM -via Forbes

The company doesn’t include a breakdown of revenues by brand in its financial filings, but its 2016 annual report notes a $29.4 million increase in sales of Ivanka Trump’s fashion line from the year before.

Most articles paint a dreary picture of a decline in sale at Nordstrom’s and several other companies. They are mostly copy paste articles that use almost the same exact language. I see that kind of thing a lot. Many news sources will pick up the same story and they will basically copy/paste it and then it ends up coming from 10 different places. (But no matter how many pick up the story and publish it, that doesn’t make it true. That is why finding the truth is so hard these days.)

There are reports of a significant gains in sales at stores such as Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. There is also information from the brand itself claiming to have a significant rise in overall sales.

Sales Of Ivanka Trump’s Clothing Line Declined In 2016 February 11, 2017 -via Opposing Views

Nordstrom saw $14.3 million in sales in the fiscal year that ended in January, down from $20.9 million the year before.

Nordstrom is not the only store in which sales of Ivanka Trump’s products are down, according to CNBC. An analysis of email receipts by Slice Intelligence reveals sales of Ivanka’s line are down in a number of online stores, most notably following the 2016 presidential election. Online sales of her products fell 26 percent in January 2017 from January 2016.

Ivanka’s line did see sales growth in a handful of retailers. Online sales from Macy’s grew 30 percent, while sales from Bloomingdales.com grew 9 percent in the fourth quarter. However, growth was still slower this fiscal year compared to the previous year.

Ivanka Trump’s brand takes another hit– via kdvr 2-12-2017

Rosemary Young, senior director of marketing at Ivanka Trump, told CNNMoney last week that the brand was growing and experienced “significant year-over-year revenue growth in 2016.

“We believe that the strength of a brand is measured not only by the profits it generates, but the integrity it maintains,” Young said.

Retailers like Bloomingdale’s, Amazon, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Zappos all still carry Ivanka Trump products.

Ivanka Trump has taken a leave of absence from her namesake company since her father won the presidency. She has no formal role in the administration but is expected to have a voice on issues such as women’s empowerment and child care.

Ivanka Trump’s Brand Says Nordstrom Hasn’t Dropped Them Things are getting messy. FEB 4, 2017 6:30PM EST  –via Teen Vogue

… Ivanka Trump brand is refuting the claims made by Nordstrom. On Friday, a spokesperson told Refinery29 that they were still in business together, but their merchandise has simply been moved to in-store only. “Nordstrom ordered both apparel and shoes for the spring, and followed through with the orders on the apparel,” the Ivanka Trump brand claims. “They canceled the shoe order, kept the apparel order and moved the apparel from online into stores. It’s there.”

Nordstrom is still admit about their reasoning for dropping the line saying it’s because a drop in sales, but according to this article:

… a source that claims to be near to the first daughter told Refinery29 that wasn’t the case with Nordstrom. “They couldn’t handle the political pressure, someone new came in, and there was a change in the attitude toward the brand,” they told the website.

Ivanka Trump Doesn’t Flinch As she leads her brand into its next stage, Ivanka reveals how she’s navigating the drama around her father’s presidential campaign. –via Fast Company


“I learned a long time ago that I can’t control the opinions of others or what they project on me. All I can do is live my life, and I’ve tried to do that,” she tells me a few minutes into our interview. It’s a classic Ivanka statement, as if to say, I’m perfectly clear about who I am; it’s not my fault what other people decide to think. It’s easy to understand why she feels that way, and why Ivanka—always poised, always on message—seems to work so hard to keep her image under control.

…Net sales of just the clothing arm of the company were up $11.8 million during the first 6 months of 2016 compared to the first 6 months of 2015 as it sold its products online and at department stores, according to public filings from one of Ivanka Trump’s major licensing and manufacturing partners. Forbes reported that Ivanka’s clothing line generated $100 million in revenue last year, and sales were up $29.4 million from the previous fiscal year. The private company will not confirm specific sales figures, but do say their sales went up 37% last year, and that the growth rate has held pretty steady this year. And the website’s traffic is up 50% over last year, thanks in large part to Ivanka’s heightened public profile.

Is Ivanka Trump’s brand losing its bling? –– via Fox 6 Now and http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34460378/is-ivanka-trumps-brand-losing-its-bling -NBC 2

The brand would tell you “no.” A spokesperson for the first daughter’s fashion label said Wednesday that the brand’s overall sales were up 21% in 2016 compared to the prior year.

… plenty of retailers that are still carrying the brand. A spokesperson said over 800 retailers — including Bloomingdale’s, Amazon, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Zappos — all carry Ivanka Trump products.

Even with all these reports of significant rises in income for the Ivanka Trump Company, Nordstrom’s continues to insist that they are discontinuing the brand because of a decrease in sales. However, there is an email from Nordstrom’s sent to their employees floating around, that was allegedly sent two days before their announcement of their decision to quit offering the Ivanka Trump Brand.

Leaked Email May Prove Nordstrom Lied About Dropping Ivanka Over ‘Poor Sales’ 2-7-2017 –via Elite Daily &  Vanity Fair

two days before Nordstrom dropped Ivanka’s line, the company’s three presidents sent an email to all company staff criticizing President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, Daily Mail reports.

The email, obtained by the Seattle-based newspaper “The Stranger,” said,

We literally have thousands of employees who are first and second generation immigrants.

Every one of your unique qualities brings a richness that allows us to better reflect and serve the multicultural communities we’re a part of and ultimately makes us a better company.

We are a better place with you here, no doubt about it.

It’s important that we reiterate our values to all of you and make it clear that we support each of our employees. We will continue to value diversity, inclusion, respect, and you can count on that. (the full email can be read here)

Exclusive — Women Nationwide Cut Up Nordstrom’s Cards, Plan Boycotts After Political Decision to Drop Ivanka Trump Line–via Breitbart

But, in reality, the brand wasn’t performing badly. Nordstrom’s came under political fire from a series of hardcore anti-Trump activists, according to People Magazine.

There are both boycotts of Ivanka Trump’s Brand and Boycotts of the stores that have dropped it.

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#BoycottNordstrom Swings From Left To Right After Ivanka Trump Drop – via Investor’s Business Daily 2/03/2017

It was not too long ago that #BoycottNordstrom had a different audience, however, many of whom were concerned about the Trump family’s potential business conflicts of interest….

Grab Your Wallet has been vocal in trying to get shoppers to boycott stores that carry Trump-affiliated merchandise.

Ivanka Trump products are still available at Macy’s (M), Macy’s-owned Bloomingdale’s, Amazon (AMZN) and elsewhere.

Nordstrom shares rose 0.9% to 43.90 in the stock market today, (2-3-17) well off intraday highs of 46.09 as the stock tries to break a downtrend going back to early December.

Macy’s rose 6.5% Friday on continued buyout buzz, after advancing 5.2% on Thursday. Amazon slid 3.5% after reporting weaker-than-expected sales and revenue guidance late Thursday.

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So what is it? Is Ivanka Trump Brand sales up overall and only down at a handful of stores?

Or is someone on either side fudging the real story? It’s hard to tell. Because of my own personal experience with trusting the mainstream press; I can’t help but question the dozens of articles that are basically copied and pasted over and over from news source to news source that state a negative bias against the Trump name.

President Trump and his Councilor Kellyanne Conway have been under duress for sticking up for Ivanka and stating that she has been treated unfairly by the retailers that have dropped her brand and by the media. Critics are saying that they are using their political positions to further Ms. Ivanka’s success. (Which is unlawful.)

Here’s How Ivanka Trump Responded to Women Boycotting Her Clothing Line October 27, 2016 11:02 a.m – via NY Mag

“Well, the beauty of America is people can do what they like, but I prefer to talk to the millions, tens of millions of American women who are inspired by the brand and the message that I’ve created,” Ivanka said.

She went on to say that her “advocacy of women” started long before the presidential campaign began. “I never politicized that message,” Ivanka added. “People who are seeking to politicize it because they may disagree with the politics of my father, there’s nothing I can do to change that.”

There has been controversy in the past year over a few instances when Ivanka wore her own accessories and apparel on TV for her father’s interview with 60 minutes and Republicans National Convention.

Ivanka Trump’s Company Scrambles Over ’60 Minutes’ Bracelet Criticism -via NBC NOV 15 2016, 1:25 PM ET

A “fashion alert” was initially sent to journalists on Monday by Monica Marder, vice president of sales for Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry. It promoted Ivanka Trump as wearing “her favorite bangle from the Metropolis Collection” on the CBS News show. The bracelet costs $8,800 to $10,800. “Please share this with your clients…” the email said.

….The interview was not the first time Ivanka Trump used her father’s political spotlight to highlight her brand. In July, the former model marketed a blush pink sheath dress she wore at the Republican National Convention. The dress, which retailed at a more affordable $138, quickly sold out.

This past week both President Donald J. Trump, and Kelley Anne Conway, stuck up for Ms. Ivanka and were criticized for breaking the law. It’s illegal to use your political office to promote yourself or friends for profit. Which is a valid law and makes perfect sense. Many in the past have gotten away with doing this though.

The hypocrisy–

The same news sources that were telling me just weeks ago about girl power and striving to be successful women for equality are now very anti-Ivanka Trump. The same news sources that were just telling me that ‘us’ women have to stick together and stick up for each other, are now tearing down one of the most successful women in our country. Not because of something she did wrong, but because of who her dad is, and they don’t like him.

Now hypothetically, what if we were talking about Chelsea Clinton? Say, she has a successful fashion brand, while her father is president. The same father who was caught in many unfavorable acts against women. Not just talk and not just one but many. If the same thing was happening to her right now, how would the woman from “the left” be acting?

Ivanka Trump has focused on empowering women to be successful. She even markets her brand as a celebration of women.
http://ivankatrump.com/about/ via her website

It’s a celebration of women working at all aspects of their lives. Women who transition between their various roles in professional and personal capacities: building careers, raising children, nurturing relationships and pursuing passions.

For instance former President Barack Obama plugged Blackberry at the beginning of his presidency. Some may argue that it wasn’t for his personal gain, however do you know for positive sure that he hasn’t any ties, has never had any ties or friends with ties to that company? I don’t.

Reflections on the Greatest Free Product Endorsement Ever 11/08/2012 @ 9:28AM -via Forbes

January 7, 2009, days before his inauguration and in the face of having to give up his personal phone for security reasons as his predecessors had done, the President-elect said, “I’m still clinging to my BlackBerry. They’re going to pry it out of my hands.” This was a product that was of such great use to him, and represented his connection to the life he was leaving, that he would force his Executive Office of the President (EOP) to change protocol so that he could keep his cherished device. This is the sort of endorsement that companies dream about.

Samsung, selfies and the branding of Barack Obama April 3, 2014 -via Washington Post

During a concession speech in April 2008, Obama spoke in front of a crowd that included someone in an Abercrombie & Fitch shirt. The FITCH part of the shirt was very visible. The company’s spokesperson told the New York Post, “Thanks to the Obama campaign for the great product placement. We wish we had thought of it.”

First Ladies Have Often Made Use Of Their ‘Brands’ Friday, February 10, 2017 -via Valley News

Roosevelt showed up in print and television commercials endorsing bread products, margarine and even the burgeoning airline industry. The latter featured a portrait of Roosevelt seated on a plane, serenely knitting above this quote: “I never cease to marvel at the airplane.” Roosevelt was surprised at her ability to push products, historians recalled, but in the years since the selling power of first ladies has been well documented.

Their position is unsalaried and the work is unofficial, but presidents’ wives have used their platforms to promote worthy causes, promote their husbands — and, sometimes, promote themselves….

Jimmy Carter’s younger brother Billy, who gained celebrity for his boozy, good-ol’ boy likability. In the late 1970s, he endorsed a product called Billy Beer. The cans read: “Brewed expressly for and with the personal approval of one of America’s all-time Great Beer Drinkers — Billy Carter.”

Former First Lady Michelle Obama isn’t innocent of promoting friends either. Read on to her own quote about being happy to give designers a “boost.”

Like Conway, Michelle Obama boasted about ‘boosting’ sale of designers
By EMILY JASHINSKY (@EMILYJASHINSKY) •2/9/17 – via Washington Examiner

In an interview with Vogue, First Lady Michelle Obama explicitly acknowledged that one of the questions she considered when choosing fashion designers was, “Can I give them a boost?”

According to Vogue, Obama remarked, “There are definitely designers that I love, people I love to work with. And who they are as people matters. Are they good people? Do they treat their staff well? Do they treat my staff well? Are they young? Can I give them a boost?”

The implication here, of course, is that Michelle Obama deliberately exploited her position as first lady to “boost” the sales of private businesses.

There are more instances where these sorts of things have happened and I don’t remember anyone making such a mountain out of it. I’m not saying that it’s right to or it’s legal to use your political platform to make money or make money for family or friends. There is clearly a law saying that is illegal. All I’m saying is that it’s not anything new. Why is it a bigger deal when the Trump Administration has done this, rather than the people that have done it in the past? Shouldn’t we hold all persons to the same standards? If the laws aren’t enforced for everyone, only a select few, that is just unethical.

Women around the globe should be very happy that Ivanka Trump is in the White House, especially the women of America and those who aren’t fans of her father. She has a very good and strong influence on him. She’s ambitious, successful and she cares about women’s rights; everyone’s rights. With her in her father’s ear he will always advocate for women, because he will never want to let “his little girl” down.

 

Are LGBTQ Rights In Jeopardy?

 

Update: July 27, 2017 See Here for change in Military policy regarding Transgender Persons.

 

I’ve seen a lot of comments on social media of people that do not like Donald Trump as our president, because they are terrified that LGBTQ Rights are in jeopardy. So are they?

NO.

Not that I can find sound evidence of, however there are tons of #fakenews that will tell you otherwise.

Here is the manipulation from the press. I saw this on other sources as well. These stories were printed the day, before President Trump was expected to announce his actions on LGBTQ Rights policies.

Reuters claiming that he probably would NOT protect the rights of #LGBTs.
Another manipulation.
Lies and implications like this are dividing the nation.
They are breaking up relationships, causing tension and ruining families.
I know this, because it’s happening to me and people I love.

LGBT advocates scared, despite White House words on equality
https://www.google.com/amp/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN15F1D7

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Photo credit to Reuters

If you search this topic there are all sorts of anti-LGBT rights Trump Administration claims. I had to wade through A WHOLE LOT OF CRAP to find any TRUTH.

Here is officially what is ACTUALLY going on. This is also the promise President Trump made throughout his campaign. Despite the negative claims and scare tactics from the media. Trump announced his executive order to keep in place #LGBTQrights

Obama’s Protections for L.G.B.T. Workers Will Remain Under Trump

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/us/politics/obama-trump-protections-lgbt-workers.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

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Photo Credit: A flag appeared during the New York City gay pride parade in June.
BRYAN R. SMITH / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES

Statement from The White House:
“President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of L.G.B.T.Q. rights, just as he was throughout the election,” the statement said. “The president is proud to have been the first ever G.O.P. nominee to mention the L.G.B.T.Q. community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression.”

Donald Trump’s first 60 min. Interview w/ His Family -Trump Tower Now A Fortress 11-11-16

Here is the actual post from the White House and once I get full text of the actual order, I will post that as well.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/31/president-donald-j-trump-will-continue-enforce-executive-order

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Below is all I could find, so far on the original text of the order from the Obama Administration. When I get time to do so, I will do more digging. I had to wade through a lot of crap, just to get even this. There is so much fake news about this subject, it’s ridiculous!!!

Fact Sheet: Taking Action to Support LGBT Workplace Equality

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/21/fact-sheet-taking-action-support-lgbt-workplace-equality-good-business-0

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Here is another article and it has a mixture of truth and some bias quotes, including this one. Most likely added to make you doubt that you should feel safe that everyone’s rights will be protected.
*Another manipulation by the media* (Are you seeing the pattern yet?)

Trump continues Obama order protecting LGBTQ federal workers

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/31/politics/lgbt-protections-trump-continues-obama-policy-federal-workers/

“Donald Trump has done nothing but undermine equality since he set foot in the White House,” HRC President Chad Griffin said at a news conference hours after Trump signed the order.

Griffin asserted — without providing evidence — that the administration “is still considering an (executive order) that would discriminate against LGBTQ people.”

I have yet to find any real evidence of that claim. I highly doubt this will happen, because it would only raise even more division and drama in the country. It would cause all kinds of protesting and a lot of mad people. (I, personally, would also be very angry, if that happened.)

Not only that, but it would go against the actual promise that President Trump made during his campaign to be supportive of LGBTQ people’s rights. So far, everything he has done since being our President, has been on his campaign check list, with only slight revisions. These revisions were improvements, that should be satisfying the democratic party.

I will update this post as the information is revealed.

Let’s Settle This -Trump’s Inauguration Photo

See how CNN Debunks their own fake story about the inauguration photo of President Donald J. Trump 2017

Most of the public has seen the comparison photos of Obama’s Inauguration and Trump’s.(Allegedly that is Trump’s 2017 Inauguration photo on the left and Obama’s from 2009 on the right.)

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Above is the photo that went out to the public, just an hour or so after President Trump’s 2017 inauguration was over with.

When I first saw this article, it came from CBS, with a photo credit to Reuters. I knew it was #fakenews. It made me so angry, that I had to post it, to my facebook page, and call it out to the rest of my friends. I included this statement:

“This is fake news. They must have used a picture from earlier in the morning or something because when I watched, the place was completely packed. Shame on you CBS for feeding the negativity.”

I also posted on several news page’s articles, from Facebook, that had picked up story. The story spread like wildfire, in a matter of a few hours. I kept telling people that it was a fake story, and the other things that I have said, in the quote above. I will believe what I saw on live TV, with my own eyeballs. The place was packed all the way to the Washington Monument. There is no way that this picture was taken at the time of his swearing in. Not to mention the fact that it was raining. I was criticised, called every offensive name you can think of, including the absolute worst things you can think of, by every #TrumpHater. It’s very disheartening to know you are right, and no one believes you. The hate was so thick I could have cut it with a knife.
Below you will see a video I found. You can imagine how happy I was to see it. I immediately went to search the heck out of it and make sure it was legit. First I went to CNN, because it claims that CNN debunks their own story. Apparently CNN was either the source of the story, or one of the news sources that jumped on it, as soon as they saw it. (No wonder Trump has been calling them fake news. Right?) After searching CNN I couldn’t find it, but I went and search “giga pixels inauguration day 2017 Trump”. Bam! I left the link for you below the video.

Here is the link so you can see for yourself:

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/01/politics/trump-inauguration-gigapixel/

In the video the claim is the President Trump Inauguration picture was actually taken at 8:00 am on Friday January 20, 2017. Deliberately a manipulation to cause drama in the public eye.

Now my questions for you are.

  • If they lied to you here, what else have they lied to you about?

  • How can you believe everything they say after all that drama over this photo above?

  • Do you think it’s morally right for them to be manipulating your emotions?

  • Should YOU have to search for REAL PHOTOS to actually get the TRUTH?

  • Do you really think the Trump Administration, or President Donald Trump himself really over reacted over the drama and circus they made over the FAKE story?

  • How would you feel in his position if you were trying to be the new President of The United States of America and by printing this photo it made everyone think that you had no support at your inauguration?

These are all questions that trouble me. Especially because by making you think that no one was there, they manipulated how you feel about the peaceful transfer of power, between our previous President Obama and our new controversial President Trump. You have been mad and stress for over a week and this story helped start the tension. It also has help incite the violence and several people have been HURT because of the tension.
Honestly, in my own opinion, I do not think he overreacted. He could have reacted better. He could have tried to calmed down before he made a statement, however he has every right to be mad. We all have a right to be very mad!