My Thanks to Donald Trump


As 2018 continues to usher in yet a boatload of shocks and surprises, I would like to share my opinion openly with all of you. A great con man sits in the White House, but not all is as it appears. I am someone who believes, without a doubt, that the cure for America’s ills comes from the left wing (when I say that, I mean the real left wing, not the neoliberal Democrats). This being the case, I feel the need to share why I think Donald Trump is not the President we deserve, but rather the President we need right now.


Plato’s Cave – What is Real? What is True?


Immigration Narratives and Why Independent Research is So Important


News – March 3, 2018

Florida Plays a Lot of Games With Systems Designed To Appear One Way and Function Another Way; Keep Your Eyes On What They Do
Associated Press – Florida lawmakers debate school-safety bill in rare session
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A Pitfall Sanders-Aligned Candidates Must Avoid
ABC News – As Steve Bannon’s star fades, so does that of some candidates he backed
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Voting Rights In Court in Kansas
Associated Press – Kansas voting rights trial has national implications
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Sanders Highlights Federal Failure and Hypocrisy on Puerto Rico
The Intercept – Bernie Sanders on Puerto Rico Neglect: “Do You Think This Would Be Happening in Westchester County?”
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Sanders Finally Stands Up on Yemen, But Where is the Normally Outspoken Rand Paul?
Al Jazeera – US senators in bid to end support for Saudi in Yemen war
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An Eye For An Eye
New York Times – Escalating Trade Fight, Threatens Higher Taxes on European Cars
Reuters – China says it does not want a trade war with U.S
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Reuters Journalists Still Detained
Reuters – DETAINED IN MYANMAR – The latest updates on two Reuters journalists in government custody
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East Coast Gets Hammered, Ugly Hangover Ensues
CBS News – Bomb cyclone nor’easter pummels East Coast with strong winds, rain
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Tit For Tat: De-Nuke For Talks
Reuters – At joke-filled dinner, Trump suggests U.S. will meet with North Korea
Reuters – Iranian official calls on West to scrap nuclear arms before any missile talks
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Big Bot; Why Not?
CNBC – This 13-foot robot cost over $100 million to develop and looks like it’s straight out of a sci-fi movie
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Media Can’t Help Itself, Continues Publishing Fake News
The Atlantic – Are Mexico’s Elections Russia’s Next Target?
New York Times – Will Russia Meddle In Italy’s Election? It May Not Have To
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Putin Reveals New Foreign and Domestic Policies Prior to March 18th Election
Washington Post – Putin claims Russia is developing nuclear arms capable of avoiding missile defenses
New York Times – Putin Boasts of New Weapons, Vows to Boost Living Standards
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Media, Demonstrating A Complete Ignorance of Chinese Totalitarian Governance, Calls Xi’s Elevation a “Power Grab”
CNN – Trump on China’s Xi consolidating power: ‘Maybe we’ll give that a shot some day’
Chicago Tribune – China sets stage for Xi’s historic power grab to rule indefinitely
Forbes – What Xi Jinping As President With No Term Limits Means For China’s Economy
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News – February 15, 2018

Sanders Maneuvers to Achieve Effective Compromise. Washington Post Misrepresents Trump Tweet As Agreeing With Hardliner Tom Cotton. Senate Bickers.
Washington Post – The Daily 202: A pragmatic Bernie Sanders seeks an immigration compromise to protect ‘dreamers’
New York Times – Senate Rejects Trump’s Immigration Plan

Democratic Faithful Look to Edge Out Sanders in 2020. Useful, But Potentially Just Marketing.
New York Magazine – Gillibrand and Booker Swear Off Corporate Cash



‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens
New York Times – Florida Shooting: Nikolas Cruz Told Police How He Began Shooting Students ‘in the Hallways’
BBC – Florida shooting: FBI and teachers warned about Nikolas Cruz
Huffington Post – Laura Ingraham Hosts Segment On ‘Safe’ AR-15 Hours After Florida School Shooting
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One Step Closer to Global Broadband Internet
Reuters – SpaceX gets U.S. regulator to back satellite internet plan
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Russia, US, UK Trade Accusations. Sidenote: The Blue Dogs Are Not Centrists.
The Telegraph – Russia was behind ‘malicious’ cyber attack on Ukraine, Foreign Office says
Politico – Centrist Democrats try new approach to Russia messaging
CNN – Russia says it has proof of Western influence in its upcoming election
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Flu Shot Particularly Ineffective This Year
Associated Press – Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse
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Guzman Gets Trial Date
Reuters – Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to face U.S trial in September
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Wikileaks Leaks Too
The Intercept – In Leaked Chats, WikiLeaks Discusses Preference for GOP Over Clinton, Russia, Trolling, and Feminists They Don’t Like
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ICE Not Only Ruins Peoples’ Lives, It Steals Them Too
NPR – ICE Lawyer Charged With Stealing Immigrants’ Identities To Commit Bank Fraud

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