Law Scholars agree, in order to enact plans Trump would have to violate First Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Bill of Rights, 14th Amendment, due process, equal protection, and the doctrine of enumerated and limited executive powers.
Trump argues for the repeal of the 14th Amendment (Which would allow for the creation of a government similar to the totalitarian police state from the novel Starship Troopers in which Americans could only earn their rights through loyalty to the government.)
Trump doubles down after veterans speak out claiming U.S soldiers would not commit war crimes or torture children even if ordered to. Trump responds with, “They’re not going to refuse me. If I say do it, they’re going to do it.“
(The Central Park Five were a group of minority boys aged 13 to 16 accused of attacking and raping a white woman back in 1989.)
After buying ad space in four New York Newspapers calling for the death penalty to be brought back for these black children. Trump was quoted saying about the boys:
“They should be forced to suffer! Criminals must be told that their CIVIL LIBERTIES END WHEN AN ATTACK ON OUR SAFETY BEGINS!“ ― Donald Trump
Years later after DNA evidence proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the boys were innocent and falsely convicted Trump refused to apology for his statements claiming they were still “somehow probably guilty”
Trump says the Chinese government “showed strength” in response to the Tienanmen Square protests in which they massacred 3,000 peaceful protesters.
“The Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak.”
Trump security refuses to allow black Muslim woman into event despite her having bought a ticket and being a Trump supporter. Yet let white anti-trump protesters into event. When confronted over the racism security guard says, “If I’m told by Trump’s campaign that some people can’t come in they can’t come in.”
Trump responds to questions about violence committed by his supporters with:
“People come with tremendous passion and love for their country. When they see what’s going on in this country, they have anger that’s unbelievable. They don’t like seeing bad trade deals. They don’t like seeing higher taxes. There’s some anger. There’s also great love for the country. It’s a beautiful thing in many respects.”
1991 book written by Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino President quotes Trump as saying:
“I’ve got black accountants at Trump Castle and Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day… . I think the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.“
Trump builds casino in black majority city and breaks promise to mayor about hiring locals, refrains to hire the minorities and opting to staff the casino with almost exclusively all Caucasian employees.
After being called out for racism, Trump retweets an image of a black family claiming that the family supports him. (The image is taken from from the first result on google images when you search “black family”)
Donald Trump is accused of rape or sexual assault by numerous women over several decades. (This includes 2 separate cases where a 13 year old accuses Trump of raping her while he was at a party hosted by now convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein)
“She was married, I tried to f*ck her… I moved on her like a b*tch… When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p*ssy, you can do anything.” Actual Trump quote caught on audio in 2005.
“Women you have to treat them like shit.” Trump said this before pouring wine down the back of female investigative journalist Marie Brenners dress in 1992 as payback for her writing a negative story about him. He later bragged about the event.)
Donald Trump is accused of rape or sexual assault by numerous women over several decades. (This includes a case where a 13 year old accuses Trump of raping her while he was at a party hosted by now convicted pedophile
Trump lies about donating to charity again claiming he has donated over $100 million dollars without providing any records or evidence or naming who he donated too. Meanwhile a TSG review of his foundation’s Internal Revenue Service returns ranks Trump as the least charitable billionaire in the United States.
Trump makes up civil war battle to make his golf club seem more important, questions historians who tell him he’s wrong, makes up fictitious anonymous historians who said he was right, backpedals even further by saying the made-up historians didn’t talk to him but his people when he is asked their names.
Trump tells New York Times he wants to impose unprecedented 45% tariff on Chinese goods. At debates he accused New York Times of misquoting him admitting how crazy it would and how he would never want it then goes on to argue for the 45% tariff two minutes later.
Trump hires a
financial analyst to gauge his Taj Mahal Casino project, the analyst says that the project would fail by the end of that year. Trump sues the analyst demanding he says it will succeed. By the end of the year the Casino declares bankruptcy.
Author Timothy O’Brien
calls Trump a millionaire instead of a billionaire. Trump responds by suing him for $5 billion dollars. O’Brien gets to court and is able to prove Trump had been lying about his net worth and was in reality worth between
$150 and $250 million.
Maher responds to Trumps demands for Obama to release his birth certificate to prove he was born in America saying Trump should release his to prove his
mother had not mated with an orangutan. Trump responds by suing Bill
Maher for 5 million dollars.
Later when asked if Trump knew Maher was joking and didn’t actually think Trump was the product of bestiality Trumps responds with “I don’t think he was joking. He said it with venom.”
(I just want everyone reading this to take a moment and wonder how people would react if Hillary tried to take away a comedians free speech and make them pay her millions over making a joke about her)
Trump claims Obama Never Attended Columbia, while also claiming he did but was a terrible student, while also encouraging his twitter followers to commit felony cyber crimes by “hacking Obama’s college records to check his place of birth.“
Pence thinks America has a duty not only to stop gays from marrying but gay relationships in general citing how we must enforce gods laws over human laws.
(I want everyone to just stop and imagine what would happen if Hillary picked a VP who was a fundamentalist Muslim and who said we can’t let the gays exist because the law of Allah is more important than the laws of America.)
Pence created mandatory minimum prison terms for drug crimes making it so someone who has been arrested as a repeat drug dealer must spend no less then 10 years in prison if convicted. Pence also changed the definition of drug dealer from someone who deals drugs to anyone who is caught with 28 grams of a controlled substance even if they didn’t intend to sell the drugs. Pence also passed a law making it so pharmacists can refuse to sell people medicine if they believe they are drug addicts even if the medicine isn’t a hallucinogen.
How about you stop worrying about first world problems and issues such as makeup not having the right color for your skin tone? How about we worry about more important things like human trafficking, children being abused, racism on both ends of the spectrums, the many people and children forced to work under harmful conditions in third world countries?
Please show a little more respect to your food service folks, your retail folks and just anyone who’s out there with a job making things easier and more convenient for YOU. You’re paying for a SERVICE not a SERVANT and they really aren’t out to get you, they’re doing the best with what’s in their power. Please don’t act like you know their job better than them DESPITE not even working in that field once, they know their own job more than you do. Please be respectful to your workers for the service they give.
I used to depend so much on
what people thought of me and weather i was useful/welcome presence in their
life because I honestly thought that i couldn’t live if nobody wanted me alive,
I couldn’t matter if i wasn’t bringing benefits to everyone, I wasn’t a good
person unless I was proving it constantly and giving everything I had to anyone
who could benefit from it, I needed people to want me alive, because if they
didn’t, I was afraid I’d be abandoned and left to die.
It changed when I realized I could live without anybody else. I could live even
if nobody else wanted me alive. I could feel good about myself even if I wasn’t
constantly doing favours to everyone and giving myself away to others. I could
survive even if I wasn’t beneficial to everyone. Because I finally did
the crucial thing, I put myself into that equation, I counted myself as a
person. I want me to be alive. And that’s enough. Me wanting to live for myself
is enough. Nobody else needs to benefit from my existence. I don’t have to do
anything for anyone else’s sake, ever. This life is mine, all mine, and nobody
else has even the right to decide weather I should live or die. I get to be
beneficial to myself, and nobody else. I get to do whatever I want, weather
others like it or not. I get to do this unapologetically and without guilt, I
get to own and live my own life because this life is all I got.
I’m the only one who is going to experience consequences of my choices, there is
nobody who I owe my time or favours, there is nobody who I need to impress,
nobody I need to like me, nobody I need approval from. And no, this is not an
abusive mindset, because I don’t need to hurt anyone or benefit from anyone in
order to live, taking my own life for myself does not hurt anyone in this
world, only ones losing something here are the abusers who assumed the
ownership on my life, to which they had no right. My life is only mine, and I’m
going to fight and defend the right to do with it whatever I want until the
ends of this earth. My freedom is the most valuable thing that I have, and
I resent that they could have ever convinced me that it doesn’t matter if I
have it or not.
A representative of the UN’s permanent forum on indigenous issues, an advisory group, has been collecting testimony from Dakota Access pipeline protesters who have raised concerns about excessive force, unlawful arrests and mistreatment in jail where some activists have been held in cages.
Unless you are a victim of abuse or
faint of heart
People have to realize, it’s statistically
impossible that there are no pedophile rinks in your government, and in
big banks, and in international corporations. Not to mention how well
connected to each other these institutions are. There are tens of
millions of people around those circles, around the world, and you only
need a sample of a few hundred to surely find someone who has raped
multiple minors. There are more than a few hundred people who have
hundreds of millions of dollars, and you can only imagine how much you
could get away with if you had those kinds of resources and connections.
The more powerful someone is, the easier -not harder, easier- it is for
them to get away with it. Here’s the proof of all of that.
I also wanted to highlight a specific name from this video
22:17: “the flight logs also show that Bill Clinton went to Jeffrey Epstein’s island fucking frequently.”
“Billionaire hedge-fund mogul, Jeffrey Epstein, became a free man
five years after he was first accused of sexually abusing underage
… During Epstein’s terms of house arrest, he made
several trips each month to his New York home and his private Caribbean
island. In the early stage of his sentence for soliciting prostitution
for a minor … he was allowed out to his office each day. Meanwhile
Epstein had settled more than a dozen lawsuits brought by the underage
girls who were recruited to ‘perform massages’ at his Palm Beach
mansion. Seven victims reached a last-minute deal … days before the
scheduled trial. Each received well over a million dollars, an amount
that will hardly dent Epstein’s 2 billion net worth.
Beach Police Department identified 17 local girls who had contact with
Epstein before the age of consent. The youngest was 14 and many were
younger than 16, and
that was just one of those things many homes around the world20:38he
also owned property in New York, Santafe, Paris, London, and the
The subsequent investigation by the FBI, reaching as far back as 2001, identified roughly 40 victims,
whom Epstein referred to as his ‘Yugoslavian sex slave’…
are some heavy allegations surrounding politicians and royalty who
spend their time with a convicted pedophile [Jeffry Epstein].
Brought in on the billionaire’s private jets, nicknamed by locals as
the ‘Lolita Express’, numerous girls were allegedly taken to his 78th
acre little st. James hideout in the US Virgin Islands. It is claimed
that they were made to take part in depraved orgies….
… Court papers claim visit included prominent American politicians,
powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime
minister, and other world leaders. The flight logs also show that Bill Clinton went to Jeffrey Epstein’s
island frequently. The flight logs show that he went there 26
times in 3 years.
The most powerful people in the world are doing this
with impunity because nobody has the power to stop them, and when they
are -like Epstein- finally brought trial, he simply pays off the victims and escapes the sentencing“
anyway can we all agree that we drop the “you only deserve to live if you can prove to capitalism that you’re worth to it more alive than dead” as the default attitude to weather people deserve to live or not
Donald Trump just became president and I cried. It was so scary, seeing that horrible awful man become so powerful and knowing he could now abuse human rights and the planet and hurt other countries . I live in Britain and I cried as Donald Trump became president.
This is going to put me on the other side of a lot of people on this site but as the son of a Cuban immigrant whose father remains actively involved trying to help the people of Cuba start their own businesses and join the 21st century (and has been detained for this by Castro’s secret police) - Fidel’s record is…checkered, at best, repressive for the people liberated by his ‘Revolution’ in more cynical terms, and tyrannical when viewed uncharitably, and that cannot be just chalked up to the effects of the embargo, as the left likes to do. Sure, he fought imperialism during the Cold War. He also oversaw decades of human rights abuses, a society that was not remotely egalitarian, and a country that in many ways remains frozen in time. In the 21st century, when Raul follows his brother, Cuba will be better off.
He frankly does not deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Nelson Mandela. He had Cuban Nelson Mandela’s jailed without fair trial.
Cuba might have enviable and free healthcare. It also has a chronic shortage of basic medicine - cough syrup, laxatives, pain killers - for its working classes in the capital city of Havana, which I visited in 2012. It was a remarkable experience in which I met many strong-willed and hardworking but underserved people. It was neither a socialist paradise nor a communist hellhole. But it was also a decaying city, lacking in public investment and afflicted by severe poverty.
Frankly, don’t assume you know better than those celebrating in Little Havana, a not inconsiderable number of whom know what it was like to live under his regime, and risked their lives to escape it.
I leave you with an insightful quote by Yoani Sanchez:
“The best thing that Fidel Castro left us is the lesson that we don’t want any more Fidel Castros in Cuba. The lesson is that a man like that ends up absorbing the whole nation, ends up seeing himself as the embodiment of the homeland, and ends up simply taking away our nationality. The lesson of Fidel Castro is no more Fidel Castros. Some people admire him, but they admire him for what they think he was, not for who he really was. Staying in power that long is no merit.”
Elephants in Thailand are abused to make paintings
I was looking through Youtube and saw one of those painting elephant videos. Pretty amazing right? The ability to depict an abstract yet recognizable form is something only humans have been able to do. Seeing this for the first time makes people think wow! elephants are so smart and creative, they’re just like people etc etc. It’s feel-good fun for the whole family, there’s no way this can be malicious, it’s not like people abuse animals for their own entertainment or anything….
But, people do abuse animals for profit and it’s no different here. The people who run these shows can sell the paintings for hundreds of dollars each. This kind of shit goes on all the time in developing countries. Scamming rich fucks out of their money is fine and Good but absolutely not at the cost of the abuse of these extremely intelligent incredible animals.
The elephants don’t know what they’re painting. They’re broken, abused, and directed by their trainers during their performance to move the brush in a memorized pattern. In the video I linked you can see the trainer hiding themselves behind the elephants legs. When they’re not giving them a fresh brush, the trainer pulls on Suda’s ear to indicate what kinds of strokes they should use. Making an elephant obedient like this is a horrific process.
I just wanted to inform people of this because I couldn’t really find any easily find-able information like this in the related videos column to these. There are quite a few articles about this easily accessible from a google search but if someone just browsing through youtube might not think to find it.
You can't stop supporting an underprivileged group just because some individuals in that group are mean! It's not fair to the group and the struggles they are enduring. Pls be more caring and considerate uwu
Hey cool, so will you consider going vegan for the animals because -
OH MY GOD. I AM SO SICK OF ASSHOLE VEGANS. I'M JUST GONNA NOT EVER BE VEGAN (even if I totally can lololo) BECAUSE SOME VEGANS ARE REALLY MEAN. PETA EXISTS (even though bad groups in human rights organizations exist like the Salvation Army but that's ~*~*~*different!!1~*~*~~). I'M JUST NOT GONNA CARE BECAUSE SOME VEGANS MADE ME BAAAW ONCE.
But it's not about us, it's about the animals -
YOU WERE MEAN TO ME SO I'M GONNA IGNORE ALL OF THE ANIMAL RIGHTS ABUSES, HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, THE ENVIRONMENT, HUMAN HEALTH, COLONIALISM AND CAPITALIST BULLCRAP BECAUSE VEGUNZ R MEEEEEN!!!/1/
Amnesty International USA is making its concerns about secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson abundantly clear.
The former ExxonMobil CEO faced his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, prompting a statement from Amnesty alleging that Tillerson’s “commitment to human rights … is in serious question.”
During the nine-hour-long hearing, Tillerson hesitated to acknowledge violations of human rights by Syria, the Philippines, Russia and Saudi Arabia when questioned by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“After a day of questioning, Tillerson’s commitment to human rights in the U.S. and abroad is in serious question,” Amnesty International USA Executive Director Margaret Huang said in a statement Wednesday.
“While he confirmed that U.S. foreign policy should include the prioritization of human rights, he refused to acknowledge human rights abuses by known and long-recognized violators.” Read more
While people struggle with serious physical and mental health issues when approaching interactions with others and their moral stance, not everyone who tells you “I only hurt others because of” those issues is telling the truth, or being genuine with you. Whether they’re aware of it or not, illness as an excuse for abuse is a serious misdirection.
I know this encroaches on saying people are “lying” about their illnesses, which IS shitty, but we can’t ignore the harsh reality that people will lie, and will avoid and misdirect and make excuses, in order to keep exploiting others. Even if that excuse involves something as serious and personal as their emotional health. Those who aren’t diagnosed with physical or mental illness make these kinds of excuses all the time - it’s not suddenly different just because it involves a sensitive topic.
It’s okay to call someone out on their bullshit when they’re using illness as an excuse to harm others. Understanding how illness makes life harder is not the same as using illness to shield yourself from criticism. Doing so only makes the erroneous categorization that illness is somehow responsible for harm; or that those who are physically or mentally ill are more likely to harm others.