right to know campaign

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Donald Trump and his senior staffers are all using unsecured email servers. Right. Now.

If you paid any attention during the presidential campaign, you know that Donald Trump repeatedly harped on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State. The controversy fueled the common “lock her up” chant at Trump’s rallies. And now something even more hypocritical and enraging about Trump’s staff information security has come to light.

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So, so proud to show some love for @everlane’s 100% Human Campaign in support of the Human Rights Campaign. You guys know how much LGBTQ+ issues mean to me, and I’m happy to support the fight to end discrimination against our community. #100PercentHuman #HumanTogether #HRC #Everlane #BiPride #PrideMonth #Loveislove #Theydidntpaymetodothis #theydidsendmethistank

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A few interesting bits:

  • The back stretching Wolfie does for example in the first episode of Season 1 - before he opens the safe - is something Max did during his audition in London. Lana saw that and loved it for the character.
  • His worst auditioning experience was with Peter Weir (Dead Poets Society). Max got so intimidated and nervous he didn’t get one sentence right, even though Peter Weir was encouraging him to try.
  • He doesn’t really like talking about Freier Fall right now, because it’s way too early. He doesn’t know how well the campaign went so far, but he asked for people to support them.
  • After the cast watched the whole first season together at Lana’s, Neil Young (who is Daryl Hannah’s bf) came up to him and hugged him and told him great job. Max says it was one of the best moments in his career, especially because his mom is a great Neil Young fan (we also know Max’ family visited him in Amsterdam this year and they all went to a Neil Young concert).
  • Max says he was doing yoga with Brian in the hotel room when they started hearing fans singing “What’s up” in front of the hotel in Positano.

Dear humans, there is nothing more beautiful than cheering others on and lifting yourself up. Lately, I’ve been trying to circle myself with people who do just that. I am a firm believer that the people you surround yourself with are the people that you will become. Sadly, I feel like we are taught that trashing people will somehow make you feel better about yourself. I also feel like we are taught that calling someone else beautiful somehow takes away from your own beauty. The strangest thing is, we are all only human, and yet we try to tear each other apart. Why? What do we benefit from trying to knock others and ourselves down? We all cry. We all have bad days. We all get embarrassed. We all overthink and get overwhelmed. But we also know how good it feels to do good, to smile, to make someone else smile, and to laugh so hard your cheeks hurt. At the end of the day we’re all human, so let’s just be each other’s shoulder to lean on, you know?

Since Pluto was reclassified to a dwarf planet, people have decided that Pluto is just no longer a planet. What about the other majestic tiny planets that take on the harsh business of being a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star? Pluto is a planet, and so are Makemake, Haumea, Eris, and Ceres. Planet equality.

EXO FOR GENDER/ RACIAL/ LGBT / RIGHTS Masterpost

2013

Did you know in 2013 EXO supported the campaign for Gender Equality and Multicultural Awareness?

2015

150822 - Kyungsoo for Gender Equality:

150616 - Chen for No to Racism

150811 - Lay for SAY NO TO RACISM

150624 - Baekhyun’s Insta update (1 year ago today) Say No To Racism shirt

2016 

160624 - Xiumin’s bag, jacket and shirt NO TO RACISM

160624 - Baekhyun for LGBT Support

The Cassandra Project Rough Timeline

This is what I have for a timeline; I wanted to make it fairly generous to try to avoid any clusterfuckery.  It does push the release back a month, but that also means I’m not trying to do layout during Rocky Horror (and, hopefully, I can get the worst of it done pre-Black Friday).  I’m not opposed to a little fine-tuning, but we do need to start cranking into gear.

July 15th: Signups close

September 16th: Rough drafts due

November 4th: Final drafts due

December 2nd:  Book becomes available for purchase on Etsy.

I might try to set up some kind of pre-order system so I know how much work I have to do.  I feel like it should be doable, but I have to double-check.

ALSO – we still need to pick a charity to raise funds for.  I’m partial to the ACLU; I know someone else mentioned the Human Rights Campaign.  Anyone got a vote?

I’m going to get guidelines for submissions up probably Monday or Wednesday; I’ll also try to hash out one last recruitment post to go around.  For those of you who’ve already signed up, please like or reply to this post so I know you’ve seen it – I’ll message or send asks to the people who haven’t replied on Monday.

WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK GUYS I’M DYING

I’m, uh, looking at a list of US presidential electoral slogans for reasons and… like…. sorry but I have to share I MEAN LOOK AT THESE GEMS

  • “Defeat the Washington Machine. Unleash the American Dream.” – used by Rand Paul’s campaign
  • Tanned, Rested, Ready."– used by Bobby Jindal’s campaign
  • "Courageous Conservatives” and “Reigniting the Promise of America” – used by Ted Cruz’s campaign, also “TRUSTED,” “A Time for Truth,” and “Defeat the Washington Cartel”
  • “Our Best America Yet!” - used by Gary Johnson’s campaign, common but unofficial slogans include “Make America Sane Again” and “Feel the Johnson”
  • “A Safer World and a More Hopeful America” – George W. Bush presidential campaign (??? SRSLY BUSH??)
  • “Go Pat Go” - Pat Buchanan
  • “Down with King George” - Pat Buchanan, in reference to Bush
  • “Ross for Boss” – H. Ross Perot
  • “I’m Ross, and you’re the Boss!” – Ross Perot (wtf was the 92 campaign???)
  • “Where’s the Beef?” – used by Walter Mondale in primaries against Gary Hart
  • “Not Just Peanuts” – Jimmy Carter
  • “Acid, Amnesty, and Abortion for All” – 1972 anti-Democratic Party slogan, from a statement made to reporter Bob Novak by Missouri Senator Thomas F. Eagleton (as related in Novak’s 2007 memoir, Prince of Darkness)
  • “Dick Nixon Before He Dicks You” - Popular anti-Nixon slogan, 1972 (THIS ONE IS PURE POETRY)
  • “In Your Heart, You Know He’s Right” – 1964 U.S. presidential campaign slogan of Barry Goldwater+ “In Your Guts, You Know He’s Nuts” – 1964 U.S. presidential campaign slogan of Lyndon B. Johnson supporters, answering Goldwater’s slogan
  • “I’m just wild about Harry” – 1948 U.S. presidential slogan of Harry S. Truman, taken from a 1921 popular song title written by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake
  • “No Third Term” – 1940 U.S. presidential campaign slogan of Wendell L. Willkie
  • “No Fourth Term Either” - Wendell Willkie
  • “Better A Third Termer than a Third Rater” – 1940 U.S. presidential campaign slogan of Franklin D. Roosevelt (I CANNOT EVEN FDR)
  • “Make your wet dreams come true.” - Al Smith, referring to his stand in favor of repealing Prohibition. (HONEST THIS IS THE BEST ONE YET BUT COME ON)
  • “Our choice: Cleve and Steve.” - Grover Cleveland and Adlai Stevenson
  • Rum, Romanism and Rebellion” – Republican attack because of supposed Democratic support for consuming alcoholic beverages, Catholic immigrants, and the Confederacy.
  • “We’ll Buck ‘em in '56” - James Buchanan, playing on “Old Buck”, the nickname associated with his last name. (Also “We Po'ked 'em in '44, we Pierced 'em in '52, and we’ll Buck 'em in '56”. See Franklin Pierce, 1852.)

tag yourself I’m making your wet dreams come true

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“AGENT CARTER” Has a Lot More to Give

In episode 2, Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) is driving into a dangerous night with the radio broadcasting a 1940’s “Captain America” serial.  Predictably, the Captain is once again rescuing the helpless girl in distress with a similar name to hers.  She shrugs and changes the channel. That’s when I fell in love with “Agent Carter”.  Clearly, the creative crew behind this well-written series had the same opinion of traditional Marvel Comic stories that this blogger does.


Officially, ABC only intended “Marvel’s Agent Carter” to be an eight-episode filler for their highly anticipated, highly promoted, but generally disappointing “Agents of Shield”. “Shield” was very much in the Marvel Comic mold; popping out lots of action and “strong female characters”.  Marvel was much applauded in the 90’s when they traded in their D-cup Damsels in Distress for D-cup female action heroes in black, sleeveless, tight-fitting dominatrix gear. Their target audience was still young males and thus their feminist message came off with the sincerity of a women’s studies paper written by Bevis and Butthead. In fairness to Marvel, their female heroes weren’t all that different from their male counterparts: nearly indestructible, always fearless, and always knowing and doing the right in a tireless campaign against evil – just like you and me!…Well, me anyway.


Agent Peggy Carter has proven to be different. Like Agent Carter, Clark Kent wasn’t well respected at his job; after all he was never around when the other reporters were getting the big “Superman” story.  Clark didn’t much care.  After all, under those square horn-rimmed glasses and double-breasted suit was a big chest full of self-esteem with an “S” on it.  In contrast, Peggy’s superpowers are learned and earned. Sure, she can take out a 200 pound gangster with a stapler and break a Russian code with pen and paper but it’s clear that her powers didn’t come from exposure to an unknown radioactive chemical but from hard work and perseverance, just like a real person. Deception by people she trusted and the disrespect of her peers brings her real anger. The support of a true friend brings her real joy. 


Television is awash in pretty girls with hourglass figures and broad shouldered, square jawed men that look good, stand in the right place and deliver their lines clearly, but that’s about all they do. Every now and then an ensemble of skilled actors and actresses show up and prove themselves worthy of telling reaction shots or comic asides that are essential to rich story telling. It’s impossible to imagine “Agent Carter” working if Jarvis had been played simply as the stuffy butler, Angie the ditzy waitress, Dottie the evil bitch or Dooley the blowhard boss. Each of the major characters is capable of making the audience laugh, cry or cringe from one scene to the next.


Television season finales have a deserved infamy for big confrontations, big explosions and cliff-hanger endings that they hope will leave the audience in nail biting suspense but far too often end up leaving them scratching their heads. Even a masterfully written, shot, and acted series like the 90’s “Twin Peaks” concluded with a swath of chaos, destruction and “who’s gonna’ live and who’s gonna’ die?” questions that never were resolved. “Agent Carter” got it right. Justice was served…sort of. Villains got their comeuppance…some of them. Troubling personal issues were put to rest…for now. There is plenty of room for more of what “Agent Carter” has given us, as to whether the Nielsen numbers, market share projections and network sponsorship will offer us the chance to see it is the real cliff-hanger.

You tell your mom, ‘I don’t want to go to prison,’ and you mean school… It’s gotta be a ‘Know Your Rights’ campaign not only against the police, but against the school… When we talk about state violence, I’m proposing that we indicate schools.
—  Connie Wun, from the Layered and Foundational: Race, Gender and Schools as Sites of Violence workshop. Her work focuses on how Black girls experience discipline and informal punishment in schools. Her work especially focuses on school as a “carceral institution” working within the historical context and aftermath of slavery.

anonymous asked:

Do you know a good website for finding PDF versions of books?

Hello, Anonymous!

If you notice, I don’t share downloads of books. No .pdfs, nothing. I occasionally reblog a giveaway of some sort, or if an official publisher is doing a free download day (like Mind Games by Kiersten White the other day!) but I cannot endorse illegal downloading,

This is for two reasons.

Most books downloaded illegally are not books by authors who can afford to lose that income. Contrary to popular belief, people do not make a lot of money off of a book. If you’re exceptionally lucky, you’ll get maybe $30k for a book, and then some royalties, and that’s for the average one book a year if you’re a full-time writer. And that’s if you’re lucky. Most authors get $15k, $10k, I know authors (L.J. Smith!) who got $5k for each book they write. Authors write because they love it, but they need to make a living too. Which brings us to point two—

Most books downloaded illegally can be ordered through your local library! Local libraries and local library systems are amazing things. If you have something you want to read, check there - and if they don’t have it, ask them to order it. It helps your library, it helps publishers know that books are circulating and doing well, and it helps you get lots of books for free (or, like, a $2 library card fee).


I know there are a lot of other arguments out there - what if you don’t have a local library and you have absolutely no money? (I’m sorry.) What if you’re Neil Gaiman and can afford to give away a lot of books for free? (Then you don’t need a .pdf download.) What if the author is so rich that they don’t need you to buy their book? (There are so few authors that can afford it that it’s not really worth asking, but if you must, you must.) What if you’re from another country and don’t have access to blank blank and blank? (Look up and see if there’s a publisher that holds international rights, and start a campaign to get them! Or just let them know you’re interested!) What if you don’t want to buy a book until you read it and like it and you’re just testing your fandom waters? (Library! Library. Library.) - but honestly, most of the people I come across who are downloading books can afford to use a library or wait until the book is on sale.


So in conclusion, I’m sorry, but no - I don’t know where to find PDF versions of books. I’m sure you can find them just fine on your own.

Trump’s Week of Errors, Exaggerations and Flat-out Falsehoods

TRMP IS A SERIAL LIAR, CON ARTIST, FRAUDSTER AND MASTER MANIPULATOR - Sorry Trump supporters but In the age of information, ignorance is a choice! - Here is more than five dozen lies and misrepresentations from his robo speeches. He averages ons lie every 5 minutes of talking….

(formating is better in the article link)

“WE DON’T WIN ANYMORE”: TRADE AND ECONOMICS

“$500 billion a year trade deficit with China.” (March 7 rally in Concord, N.C., and at least four other times last week)

That’s overstating the case by $134 billion. The imbalance peaked at $366 billion in 2015.

“You have Japan, where the cars come in by the hundreds of thousands, they pour off the boats. … [W]e send them like nothing. We send them nothing, by comparison, nothing.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C. and at least one other time)

The United States exported $62 billion worth of goods to Japan last year.

“We have a trade deficit with Japan of over $100 billion a year.” (March 8 victory press conference in Jupiter, Fla. and at least one other time)

The trade deficit with Japan in 2015 was about $69 billion.

“We’re losing our jobs and the politicians don’t tell you that.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

Politicians from both parties rail against unemployment and outsourcing. For example, the Obama White House in 2012 put out a fact sheet with “outsourcing” in the title.

“We don’t win at trade. We lose to everybody at trade. Trade we lose to everybody.” (March 11 in St. Louis)

In 2015, the U.S. had trade surpluses with a number of countries including Hong Kong, the Netherlands, the UAE and Australia.

“Remember we used to have Made in the USA, right? When was the last time you’ve seen it? You don’t see that anymore. You don’t see that anymore.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

The U.S. Economics and Statistics Administration authored a report called “What Is Made In America?” in 2014 that found that U.S. manufacturers sold $4.4 trillion of goods that classify as “Made in the U.S.A.” Manufacturing contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy and employs 12.33 million Americans.

“We have lousy health-care, where it’s going up 35, 45, 55 percent.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

Premiums rose by an average of 5.8 percent a year since Obama took office, compared to 13.2 percent in the nine years prior, Politifact found in October.

“If you look at the jobs reports, which are totally phony, because if you stop looking for a job you are essentially considered employed.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

In the way the unemployment rate is calculated, discouraged workers who give up on looking for a job leave the workforce so they don’t count toward unemployment, but they don’t count as employed either.

“I know there are some companies where the people were full time for 25 years. Now they’re part-timers and they go out and get another job, and that has to do solely with Obamacare.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C. and at least one other time)

There are many reasons Americans tend to change jobs more often and work on a part-time basis more than they used to, and the trend predates Obamacare.

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“LIKE SWISS CHEESE”: IMMIGRATION

“The migration, they’re coming across. Obama wants to bring thousands and thousands of people in. He has no idea who they are.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C. and at least one other time)

No one has suggested accepting refugees without screening them for security, a process that refugee advocates currently call daunting and far too time consuming.

About Rubio: “He’s totally in favor of amnesty.” (March 9 in Fayetteville, N.C.)

Rubio opposed amnesty while running for Senate but, in an effort to draft compromise legislation, co-sponsored a bill that included a path to citizenship. That’s not the same as blanket amnesty, he said in the Jan. 28 debate.

“Really they’ve shut Christianity down.” (March 7 in Madison, Miss.)

Seven in 10 Americans identify as Christian, according to Pew.

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“SELF-FUNDING”: CAMPAIGN FINANCE

“I’ve spent the least money and I’m by far number 1. So I’ve spent the least.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

As of Jan. 31, Trump’s campaign had spent $23.9 million, more than John Kasich’s campaign, which has spent $7.2 million, or $19.5 million if you include outside groups supporting him.

“I’m self-funding my campaign.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C., and at least two other times)

“I’m not taking money. … I’m not taking. I spent a lot of money. I don’t take.” (March 7 in Madison, Miss.)

“I’m not going to take any money. I don’t want any money. … You know, I’ve self-funded my campaign. … Right now, I’m into, you would know better than me, maybe $30 million, maybe more.” (March 11 press conference in Palm Beach)

There’s a big blue “DONATE” button in the top right corner of his campaign website. As of Jan. 31, his campaign had accepted $7.5 million from donors not named Donald J. Trump. Trump gave his campaign only $250,318. He lent another $17.5 million, but that’s repayable at any time until shortly after the election.

“I’m already in for $30 million cash.” (March 7 in Madison, Miss.)

Not unless he’s made a lot more contributions since Jan. 31. As of then he had only contributed $250,318, plus the loan of $17.5 million.

“I think I have $50 million of negative ads against me in Florida. $50 million. Somebody said $50 million.” (March 7 in Madison, Miss.)

As of last Friday, outside groups had spent $15 million in Florida.

“So many horrible, horrible things said about me in one week. $38 million worth of horrible lies.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Every Republican dollar not spent by Trump on TV and radio from March 1 through 7 comes to $10.57 million, according to The Tracking Firm, a service that monitors media buys. And not all of that money was negative against Trump.

“How many times do you think Marco and Ted and all of them were calling their super PAC? Is that right? It’s called life. … They talk to their super PAC. They’re not supposed to but that’s the way life works.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Trump provided no evidence that Rubio and Cruz talk to their super PACs. Candidates coordinating with super PACs is against the law; Trump has not filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission.

“In New Hampshire, as an example, I spent $1.5 million and somebody else spent $48 million. I was one, the other person was number five.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Trump actually spent $3.1 million in New Hampshire, not $1.5 million, according to Politifact. The Bush campaign and super PAC actually spent $36 million in the state, not $48 million. Bush also came in fourth in New Hampshire, not fifth.

“Countries have lobbyists also. They have lobbyists. They have their donors.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

Foreign countries can and do hire representatives in Washington, registered under the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act. But foreign nationals are not allowed to contribute to political campaigns.

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“NASTY GUY”: ATTACKING HIS RIVALS

“I have not even focused on Hillary yet. … I haven’t even started with her other than four weeks ago.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Months ago, in December, Trump said Clinton’s bathroom break during a Democratic debate was “disgusting” and Barack Obama “schlonged” her in the 2008 primaries.

“Little Marco Rubio. You know, he’s a no-show in the U.S. Senate. He never goes to vote.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

Rubio missed 229 of 1,517 votes between January 2011 and March 2016, according to GovTrack.us. That’s 15 percent. The median record for missed votes for senators currently serving is 1.7 percent.

“Wasn’t that funny last night when Cruz said, ‘I’m the only one that can beat Donald Trump. I have demonstrated that I can beat him. I won five states.’” (March 11 in St. Louis)

Cruz correctly stated he won eight states, not five, according to the debate transcript.

“Ohio got lucky because they struck oil. And the budget of Ohio went up more than any budget in the entire United States. Higher than any budget.” (March 11 press conference in Palm Beach)

Ohio’s budget increased from $55.9 billion in 2010 to $64 billion in 2015. North Dakota’s increased more in percentage terms, and New York’s in dollar terms, according to data from the National Association of State Budget Officers.

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“EVERYBODY LIKES ME”: POLLS

“One of the polls just came out, and a number of them have just come out. I’m beating Hillary Clinton quite easily, thank you.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C. and at least one other time)

Trump is likely referring to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll from mid-February, which showed him two points ahead of Clinton. A clear majority of other polls show she would beat him.

“After Paris, all of a sudden it started changing. We started getting polls in. And everybody liked Trump from the standpoint of ISIS, from the standpoint of the military.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C. and at least one other time)

After the Paris attacks, fewer than half (42 percent) of GOP respondents in a Washington Post-ABC poll said Trump was the best candidate to best handle the threat of terrorism.

“They do a poll in South Carolina, [Lindsey Graham] endorses somebody else and the poll in South Carolina has me at 47.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Trump never topped 42 percent in all the polls collected by Real Clear Politics and won the state with 32.5 percent of the vote.

“Upstate New York I poll higher than anybody ever.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Hillary Clinton would beat Trump 56 percent to 33 percent in upstate New York, according to a recent Siena College poll. The same poll found that the only region in New York he would win is by 5 points in the state’s suburban areas.

“They [the WSJ/NBC poll] had me practically dying in South Carolina the day before. … And it looked like I was really in trouble and then I won in a landslide. The poll was wrong.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

The last South Carolina NBC/WSJ poll had Trump at 28 percent versus Cruz at 23 percent. A national WSJ/NBC poll around the same time had Cruz ahead of Trump 28 percent to 26 percent.

“Then all of a sudden they [WSJ/NBC] come up with this poll that was very close. They put it on the front-page of the Wall Street Journal, front-page. They never do that. … I never do well in the Wall Street Journal polls; it’s set against me.” (March 11 in St. Louis)

The Journal routinely covers polls on its front page, and Trump does well in many of them. For example, a headline from mid-January reads: “Poll: Donald Trump Widens His Lead in Republican Presidential Race”.

“We’re winning every poll with the Hispanics.” (March 9 in Fayetteville, N.C.)

A Washington Post-Univision poll in February found that 8 in 10 registered Hispanic voters viewed Trump unfavorably.

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“NOBODY IS GOING TO MESS WITH US”: SECURITY

“We have tremendous problems with crime and other things.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

Crime rates have declined dramatically since the 1990s and remain at historically low levels.

“If you look at the Iran deal, where we give a terror nation $150 billion” and “got nothing”. (March 11 in St. Louis and March 7 in Madison, Miss.)

Credible estimates vary for the value of sanctions relief to Iran, topping out at $100 billion. But it’s false to suggest the U.S. gains nothing from the deal. Iran agreed to ship uranium out of the country, dismantle two-thirds of its centrifuges and accept rigorous inspections.

“The Gulf states aren’t spending. The Gulf states have so much money, they’re not spending anything. By the way, they’re not taking anybody, they’re not taking, they’re not spending.” (March 6 rally in Madison, Miss.)

At a February London aid conference, Gulf states pledged at least $537 million to help mitigate the Syrian crisis, and the United Arab Emirates has accepted more than 100,000 Syrian nationals since the civil war began in 2011.

ISIS drowns “people in these massive steel cages where 40, 50, 60 people they dump it and they pull it up half an hour later with 50 people dead.” (March 9 in Fayetteville, N.C.)

Last June, ISIS released video of the group drowning five Iraqis in a cage. There are no reports of 40 to 60 victims.

“Eight weeks ago, they signed a budget that is so bad. It funds ISIS.” (March 9 in Fayetteville, N.C.)

The omnibus spending bill, passed in December, is not strictly a budget, and it’s not clear what part of it Trump thinks gives money to ISIS. The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for a reference on this specific claim.

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“BIGGEST,” “BEST,” “MOST BEAUTIFUL”: PERSONAL BOASTS

“It turned out I’m much richer than people think.” (March 7 in Madison, Miss.)

Trump says he’s worth more than $10 billion. Forbes Magazine says he’s worth $4.5 billion. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index estimated his net worth at $2.9 billion.

“By the way, four times on the cover of Time Magazine over the last number of months. … I think I was on the cover of Time twice over 30 years and now I think I’ve been almost, I think it’s four times in the last three or four months.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

“It is a movement. It’s been covered on Time magazine covers many many times.” (March 11 in St. Louis)

Trump has been on the cover of Time three times since he started running for president nine months ago, not four times over the last three or four months. Before his presidential run, he was on the cover just once, in 1989, not twice. In the last four months, he’s been on the cover twice, not three times.

“I built an unbelievable, some of the greatest assets in the world, very little debt, tremendous cash flow, tremendous. … Almost all of my businesses work.” (March 7 in Madison, Miss. and at least one other time)

Four of Trump’s companies have declared bankruptcy, meaning they could not repay their debts. For example, the Trump Plaza Hotel declared bankruptcy in 1992 with $550 million in debt. The Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts filed for bankruptcy in 2004 carrying an estimated $1.8 billion in debt. In December 2008, Trump Entertainment Resorts couldn’t pay a $53.1 million interest payment for a bond.

“I don’t settle lawsuits. … I don’t do it.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

In 2013, Trump settled with condo buyers who had sued over a project in Baja California.

“It’s the largest winery on the East Coast. I own it 100 percent. No mortgage. No debt. You can all check. You have to go check the records, folks. In fact, the press, I’m asking you, please check.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Trump Winery in Charlottesville is not the largest vineyard or winery on the East Coast, according to the National Association of American Wineries.

And the winery’s own website denies that Trump owns it. “Trump Winery is a registered trade name of Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing LLC, which is not owned, managed or affiliated with Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their affiliates.”

“We make the finest wine. As good a wine as you can get anywhere in the world.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

None of the wines from Trump Winery made the top 100 list of the best wines in 2015 as ranked by Wine Spectator Magazine. Looking at just Virginia wines, none of Trump’s wines were finalists in the flagship 2016 Governors’ Cup.

“I’ve been hearing from virtually everybody in the Republican Party and they’re congratulating me and they’re saying, we’re going to get together.” (March 11 in Palm Beach)

There are many Republicans who are not engaging with Trump or congratulating him.

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“ABSOLUTE SLEAZE”: THE PRESS

“The only way, now everybody’s talking about how massive these crowds are, the only way they find out about the crowds, the only way is with the protestors.” (March 9 in Fayetteville, N.C.)

The press has long noted the size of Trump’s audiences with or without protestors. For example, last August, CNN covered Trump’s crowd of 30,000 at an Alabama football stadium.

#election2016   #trump   #makedonalddrumpfagain   #liar   #con   #fraud  

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/trump-fact-check-errors-exaggerations-falsehoods-213730

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