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He gave me 19 caps and then ascended to heaven. 

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Police officers have arrested a man for filming an arrest even though they acknowledged it was legal for him to do so– and he’s a State Congressman

The police officers seemed more concerned with calling Rep. John Walker a “race baiter” for doing something completely legal than they were in upholding the law. But the kicker is that Rep. Walker had already been arrested for the same thing years ago, which is why he fought for the law (and won) in the first place.

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State Department officers sign dissent memo against Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, report says

  • About 900 State Department officials have signed on to an internal “dissent memo” objecting to Trump’s immigration executive order.
  • “A senior State Department official confirmed that the memorandum in the department’s ‘dissent channel’ had been submitted to management,” Reuters reported Tuesday.
  • “White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Monday he was aware of the memo but warned career diplomats that they should either ’get with the program or they can go,’” Reuters said. Read more

San Francisco is standing up to Trump’s order punishing  sanctuary cities

  • Dennis Herrera, city attorney of San Francisco, filed a lawsuit over Trump’s executive order that threatens to punish cities that shelter undocumented immigrants.
  • Herrera filed the lawsuit in federal court Tuesday arguing that the executive order, which seeks to withhold federal funding from cities that does not to detain undocumented immigrants, is illegal. 
  • Citing the 10th Amendment, which states powers not granted to the federal government are the purview of the states, Herrera contends that Trump does not have the authority to cut federal funds over a matter of state and local policy. Read more

Amnesty International: We will fight Donald Trump’s Muslim ban every step of the way

  • Amnesty International is no stranger to governments that exploit real threats to security to turn people against religious and ethnic minorities. 
  • We’ve seen this before and we know the havoc it wreaks. And we know it must be stopped. Read more (Opinion)
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About the historical importance of Nazi punching

The above pictures show the most famous Nazi-punching in German history. On the 7th of November 1968 Beate Klarsfeld, a French-German journalist and professional Nazi hunter, punched (well, slapped, rather) a disgusting Nazi right on the eye.

And this particular Nazi was no other than Kurt Georg Kiesinger, the federal chancellor of Germany at the time (which is the German head of government). Kiesinger joined the Nazi party NSDAP in 1933 and from 1940 on was deputy director of the department of broadcast politics in the Nazi State Department / Foreign Office.

After 1945 he managed to cover up his Nazi career and was elected as the third federal chancellor of Germany in 1966. Naturally, he tried to enforce reactionary and elitist policies, proceeding violently against the many protests at that time.

With the help of a forged press card Beate Klarsfeld gained entry to the party convention of the CDU (German conservative party) in 1968 and, in front of hundreds of politicians and journalists, punched the chancellor on the eye while yelling: “Nazi Kiesinger, abtreten!” (Nazi Kiesinger, resign!). She had to be forcibly removed from the building.

Because of this incident Kiesinger’s Nazi past became widely known among the German citizens, which prevented his re-election in 1969. Instead the social democrat Willy Brandt was elected new chancellor of Germany, who until this day is known as Germany’s most progressive chancellor, and who - as a member of the social democratic party  - had been persecuted by the Nazis, had to flee 1933 from the Nazi regime and had lived in exile until 1945.

tl;dr: Try to be as bad-ass as Beate Klarsfeld and punch Nazis on the eye, always, even especially if they’re high ranking politicians!

BARACK: “Sooo…..ummmmm…..
TRUMP: ”……“
BARACK: ”……did you see ‘Suicide Squad’?“
TRUMP: "Um…uh, no. I’m not really a 'Star Wars’ fan.”
BARACK “………….Jesus Christ–”

When everyone else is out celebrating New Years but you’re stuck inside watching Netflix because you don’t have many friends

Steve Bannon is under “criminal” investigation for voter registration fraud

  • The Miami-Dade County state attorney’s office is continuing “an active criminal” investigation of President Donald Trump’s chief strategist and former Breitbart chief Stephen Bannon for voter registration fraud.
  • News of the investigation comes by way of the Washington Post — which reported Bannon’s decision to register as a voter in Florida while he simultaneously owned a house in Southern California and regularly stayed in New York and Washington, D.C.
  • Bannon apparently registered to vote in Florida at a now-vacant house his accountants paid $5,500 monthly for his third ex-wife, Diane Clohesy, to occupy, at the same time he told the landlord of that property he was living there but traveling. Read more. (3/11/17, 6:10 PM)

Jews in the United States, please call the offices of the Jewish Federations of North America in DC and ask them to issue a public statement condemning Trump’s executive order on refugees.

A denunciation of the executive order from the JFNA (created from a merger of the United Jewish Appeal and the Council of Jewish Federations in 1999) would be of great symbolic importance, a strong message to Trump and the world that American Jews stand with refugees and immigrants.

Between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST, the number to call is 202-785-5900. Politely explain the reason for your call, and when requested give them your name and the city you live in. Remind them that one of their top priorities as an organization is to assist refugees.

If you are unable to reach them during these hours, you can email William Daroff, Senior Vice President for Public Policy at William.Daroff@JewishFederations.org and Stephan Kline, Associate Vice President for Public Policy at Stephan.Kline@JewishFederations.org. Tell them who you are, what city you are writing from, request that they issue a public statement condemning the executive order.

Be sure to let family and friends know to do the same.

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2 Republican Senators Announce That They Will Vote Against Betsy DeVos
Donald Trump's pick for secretary of education may not get the votes she needs.

This is off topic for this blog, but it hits at a topic near and dear to my heart. I am an educator. I have taught in both religious and secular institutions. I’ve seen public school teachers sacrifice so much time, money and dignity to help students who cannot afford or would not benefit from the kind of “education” someone like DeVos would put them through. Public education deserves better than a secretary who would not only disrespect it but dismantle it. Thanks to Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, we are one vote away from rejecting Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. I come from New Jersey and both of my Senators are Democrats. But if you live in a state with one or more Republican senator, especially if you are in a purple state, call their office and make your voice heard. Jam their phone lines with protest. Fill up their voice mail. End this nomination now. Today! We are so, so close.


PLEASE REBLOG! THIS IS OUR MOMENT! RESIST!

(Posted Feb 1, 2017)

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North Carolina police shoot man in response to “uptick” in crime in black neighborhood

  • A man was killed by police in Durham, North Carolina, Tuesday afternoon.
  • During a press conference, Chief CJ Davis the shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. local time. 
  • “During a conversation [with officers], the man made a sudden movement toward his waistband and a struggle ensued,” Davis said. “During the struggle the officers heard a gunshot. In response, an officer fired his weapon.”
  • A firearm not belonging to Durham police was found next to the victim’s body, Davis said.
  • The officers were patrolling a housing development in the McDougald Terrace neighborhood due to an uptick in robberies and violent crime.
  • Davis told reporters at the news conference that there is no body camera or dashboard camera footage of the shooting.
  • The shooting is being investigated by state officials and the officers have been placed on administrative leave, the chief said.
  • This is a developing story.

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They go by many names,

They come from all backgrounds,

But they all have one job in common,

Protecting life.

Early last Saturday morning, President Trump launched into one of his favorite pastimes — tweeting allegations with no evidence to back them up. His latest unfounded claims: an assertion that President Barack Obama ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower during last year’s elections. He accused his predecessor of “McCarthyism” and being a “bad (or sick) guy.”

This isn’t the first time Trump has blasted out such uncorroborated claims on Twitter, in national interviews and elsewhere — and gone on to ask for an investigation into them. A slew of “alternative facts” — in the words of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway — have been perpetuated by the Trump administration since taking office. It’s par for the course for the reality TV star, who rose to political prominence after questioning whether Obama was born in the U.S.

Here’s a rundown and reminder of some of the other things Trump has incorrectly stated since taking office.

A Conspiracy A Month? Trump Calls For 2 Investigations — With No Evidence

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And it wasn’t just Donald Trump who won last night—it was his supporters too. The Klan won last night. White nationalists. Sexists, racists and buffoons. Angry young white men who think rap music and Cinco de Mayo are a threat to their way of life (or are the reason for their way of life) have been given cause to celebrate. Men who have no right to call themselves that and who think that women who aspire to more than looking hot are shrill, ugly, and otherwise worthy of our scorn rather than our admiration struck a blow for misogynistic shitheads everywhere. Hate was given hope. Abject dumbness was glamorized as being “the fresh voice of an outsider” who’s going to “shake things up.” (Did anyone bother to ask how? Is he going to re-arrange the chairs in the Roosevelt Room?) For the next four years, the President of the United States, the same office held by Washington and Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, F.D.R., J.F.K. and Barack Obama, will be held by a man-boy who’ll spend his hours exacting Twitter vengeance against all who criticize him (and those numbers will be legion). We’ve embarrassed ourselves in front of our children and the world.
—  Aaron Sorkin
Treasures from 2,600-year-old grave of Celtic princess in Germany reveal their secrets

The grave of an aristocratic woman and child in the south of Germany has been dated to 583 BCE, making it 2,600 years old. The grave site, which was moved to a lab in Stuttgart in its entirety in order for the burial chamber to be studied, contains the remains of a woman adorned in gold, bronze, amber and jet jewellery, and about half a metre away from her, the remains of a girl thought to have been between two and three years old. The woman was buried with gold, bronze, jet and amber jewellery and armour for a horse’s head.

Close similarities between the gold broaches worn by the woman and the child suggest that there may have been a familial relationship between the woman and child, archaeologists have reported in a paper published in the journal Antiquity.

“The broaches are very similar in decoration and style,” study author Dirk Krausse of the State Office for Cultural Heritage, Baden-Wuerttemberg, told IBTimes UK. “By typology and ornamentation decoration, they are from the same period – probably from the same goldsmiths.” Read more.