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This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 88

Trump Watch:

Massive marches across the country demanding to see Donald Trumps taxes…what does he say.  That the protesters were being paid.  It’s clear at this point that Trump’s taxes contain evidence of crimes, corruption, and ties to Russia.  Someone at the IRS leak that shit, its your duty as a good patriot.

Trump is already using his 2020 reelection bid to line his own pockets

Trump Has Already Spent $500,000 In Re-election Funds On His Own Businesses

Recent polls show 74 per cent of Americans want Mr Trump to release his tax returns.

Trump Calls for Investigation Into Tax Day Protesters, Tweets ‘Election Is Over!’

Donald Trump borrowed money from Russia in 2008, claims ex-MI6 boss

Trump asks why people are still talking about his taxes a day after protesters asked for his returns, this man is profoundly stupid.

Leaks Between Trump Team And Russia Continue To Come Out

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In the face of cuts for the needy, Trump’s $3M trips are appalling.  We can’t have meals on wheels, but we can inflate the military budget by billions and Trump can spend hundreds of millions on enriching himself while golfing.  Long live the king I guess.

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ICE immigration arrests of noncriminals double under Trump

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Paul Ryan spent his recess fundraising, and avoided holding a single town hall.  Lets vote him out of office, so that he can have all the time in the world to avoid talking to voters, something he seems to enjoy.

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Alabama Senate Votes to Give Church Its Own Armed Police Force

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The Resistance!

Upcoming Action Against Trump:

April 22 – March for Science

 April 29th – Peoples Climate March

May 1st, Massive May Day Strike!

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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Lets get these people elected!

Seattle has a public election financing system, and some really good candidates are running!

Jon Ossof in Georgia, help out here.

Kathryn Allen is running to kick out Jason Chaffetz. help out here.

Quist in Montana, help here.

Lets replace a republican with a scientist! 

More!

See if you have a special election in your area!

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Thousands turn out at rallies demanding Trump release tax returns

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Single Payer health care is an idea who’s time has come.  And is seeing record support in congress!  But it could always use more help, call your rep and senators today and demand single payer medicare for all style health care!

Two Republican lawmakers face anger, from their own voters, on health care

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Kathryn Allen is gaining steam in her bid to unseat professional idiot Jason Chaffetz.  She is out raising him, has better ideas than him, and in general would make a much better representative, lets give her a hand!

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There is no such thing as clean coal, fracking is a disaster, and oil is the same old thing we have been fighting wars over for years.  All three spell doom for the future of humanity on this planet, but there is good news, we don’t need any fossil fuels.   Solar and wind are so cheap that you should really be out there installing it on your home right now.

EPA Employee Denounces Pruitt, Trump in Fiery Resignation Letter

Why scientists are fighting back. We’ve had enough of Trump’s war on facts.

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Nashville attorney, Iraq War vet announces Democratic run for Corker’s Senate seat

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Congressman promotes a Charles Darwin Day to fight science skepticism

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full interview

Corporate Democrats do not represent us. First, it was Clinton with the Goldman speeches. Now, Obama is mau mauing with billionaires. Only Bernie actually represents us.

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Out with the corporate democrats!

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We need to primary Dianne Feinstein in 2018.

Source on some of her stances

Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)

Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act’s roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)

Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)

She’s a strident supporter of the War on Drugs

Voted yes on entering the Iraq War

Supported the TPP

Supports the Death Penalty

She is the definition of swamp, and has to go. She’s in a progressive state, so a Berniecrat should be able to beat her.

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Dan Rather blasts journalists who called Trump ‘presidential’ after Syria missile strike

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 86

Trump Watch:

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If you think Trump and his cronies don’t get a piece of this somehow you would be fooling yourself.

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U.S. may launch strike if North Korea reaches for nuclear trigger

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Climate change is not a hoax: It is deadly serious say millennials seeing it firsthand

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Sessions just took the Trump administration’s war on science to the next level – He won’t renew the National Commission on Forensic Science.

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Trump is now destroying a healthy health-care system.  Trump will make sure Obama care fails, even if he has to do it himself.

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Women on Supreme Court Are Interrupted 3 Times More Often Than Male Justices, Study Says

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Donald and Melania fly in separate “his and hers” taxpayer-funded planes

Secret Service has spent $35,000 on golf cart rentals since inauguration: report

His and Hers jets, paid for with your tax dollars: Melania adds another $100,000 to Trump’s massive travel tab as she flies separately to Mar-a-Lago with Barron

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The White House Will Keep Its Visitor Logs Secret

Old Trump tweet resurfaces in response to WH decision not to release visitor logs

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Evidence Is Building That the Trump Campaign Colluded With Russia

Former MI6 chief Richard Dearlove says Donald Trump borrowed money from Russia during 2008 financial crisis

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Donald Trump has overtaken Barack Obama on executive orders.  In 86 days he has signed more executive orders than Obama did in 8 years…Time to take this power away from the president.

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Trump Didn’t Know How FISA Worked Before Making Obama Wiretap Claim, duh.  Trump doesn’t know anything about anything.  He is a con-artist.

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Mississippi rejects nearly all of its welfare applicants but won’t explain why.  Dear citizens of Mississippi, its time to elect new leaders.

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After Tillerson Leaves, Putin Orders Sweeping Arrests of Opposition Figures.  Way to lead the state department you moron, first you legitimize this asshole, and as soon as you leave he uses your visit to arrest a bunch of protesters.  Trump is ultimately responsible for this horrible failure.

LGBT people are being rounded up, tortured, and slaughtered in Chechnya — and the Trump Administration is refusing to acknowledge it

 

The Resistance!

Upcoming Action Against Trump:

April 15 – Tax Strike

April 22 – March for Science

 April 29th – Peoples Climate March

May 1st, Massive May Day Strike!

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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Lets get these people elected!

Seattle has a public election financing system, and some really good candidates are running!

Jon Ossof in Georgia, help out here.

Kathryn Allen is running to kick out Jason Chaffetz. help out here.

Quist in Montana, help here.

Lets replace a republican with a scientist! 

More!

See if you have a special election in your area!

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Sen. Jeff Flake weathers brutal, 2 1/2-hour Mesa town hall

We must keep them on the run, they must know we do not support their horrible agenda.

More TrumpRegrets every day: Now the hard-right nationalists are losing their religion

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The “Moscow Stole It” narrative is a fancy version of “My Dog Ate My Homework” for a Democratic Party that abandoned the working class and the causes of peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability decades ago.

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ACLU: Trump’s refusal to release White House visitor logs is unacceptable

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Donald Trump: Resistance to US President is beginning as Democrats unseat Republicans in Illinois

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Alt-Right Ringleader Mike Cernovich Threatens to Drop ‘Motherlode’ If Steve Bannon Is Ousted.  Watching them eat their own will be small payback for all the damage they have caused, but I will take it.

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Democrats Are Preparing A Bill To Completely Wean The U.S. Off Fossil Fuels By 2050

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Joe Biden Calls on Trump Admin to Condemn LGBTQ Crisis in Chechnya

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20 People Now Own As Much Wealth as Half of All Americans.  If you stay up at night wondering how we got into this mess….this is how.  Tax the rich, its the solution to most of our problems.

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Nationwide marches set to protest Trump tax returns

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An introspective look at why Bernie Sanders has risen to the top as America’s favorite senator.

Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution Gets Behind Tom Perriello in Virginia Race

Sanders and Perez Announce “Come Together and Fight Back” Tour

Planned Parenthood chief to join DNC unity tour with Sanders, Perez

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Plurality of Voters Back Single-Payer Health Care System

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Answering Bernie’s call — Phish Drummer Jonathan Fishman Running for Lincolnville Selectman

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Survey says: Political polarization isn’t the internet’s fault — A study says hyper-partisanship is more common among older people who barely use the internet

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 67

Trump Watch:

(this video from 2009, once again Bernie got it right, and got it right first)

Trumpcare seems to be dead (not for lack of trying),   so dead in fact that states are now going to continue to expand medicaid.  Way to go Trump!  Now lets take this same logic, and expand universal health care to everyone.  Single payer medicare for all!

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For reasons only the oil companies know, Trump continues to try and kill us all with global warming.  Preparing to sign an executive order removing the clean power plan.  If I were you, I would call your senator and tell them to pass a bill making the clean power plan a enforceable law.

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Russian Youth From Moscow to Siberia Slam ‘Putin the Thief’

Hundreds Arrested During Anti-Corruption Protests in Russia

There are massive protests in Russia right now, and Putin is cracking down horribly on them.  Trump has remained silent.  We know he has his twitter ready at all times, but instead many many hours later we get a statement from the state department.  Stay classy Trump, you spineless coward.  A timeline of events that unfolded during the election appears to support the FBI’s investigation into Trump-Russia collusion

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Nearly one out of every three days he has been president, Trump has visited a Trump property.  Why you may ask?  Because it personally enriches him, he is basically spending tax payer money at every business he owns.  Its a giant con game.

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GOP intel member Trey Gowdy threatens to hide future Trump/Russia hearings from the public.  You may remember Trey Gowdy as the guy who did all the Bengazi hearings…he certainly wanted to keep them public.  I wonder what has changed.

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The fight over Keystone XL is just getting started.  Oil companies know that they are almost done, with solar and wind rapidly approaching prices that will destroy their business.  But they still have a lot of money, so they are bribing politicians in a last gasp attempt to keep their business afloat.  Who cares if it kills millions in the process, got to make money right!?

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The Resistance!:

Upcoming Marches Against Trump:

April 15 – Tax Strike

April 22 – March for Science

 April 29th – Peoples Climate March

May 1st, Massive May Day Strike!

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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Lets get these people elected!

Seattle has a public election financing system, and some really good candidates are running!

Jon Ossof in Georgia, help out here.

Kathryn Allen is running to kick out Jason Chaffetz. help out here.

Quist in Montana, help here.

Arturo in California district 34, help here.

Mejia for congress in California district 34, help here.

James Thompson Kansas

Cheri Honkala in Philadelphia 197th district help here.

Lets replace a republican with a scientist! 

More!

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Call Grows for ‘Total Shutdown’ Over Alleged Trump-Russia Collusion.  Personally I would have called for a total shut down over his environmental or economic policy, but whatever gets the job done in Washington.

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DOJ investigating Rep. Duncan Hunter, early Trump backer.  Trump is the political touch of death.  Once the republicans see their members dropping like flies, they will turn on him.  But we must keep the pressure up, call your congress person every single day and complain that they are not fighting Trump enough.

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Bernie Sanders, Top Progressives Announce New Medicare-For-All Push

Get out there, make a difference!

Start here, Democrats, Fight for Medicare For All!  Then call your senator, demand medicare for all!

Dear senators, this is how you make the idiots over at CNN work for you.  This is a masterful example of substance over style.  Bernie gets up there lays it out simply, with policy based,  simple language.  HE STANDS FOR SOMETHING!  You can’t fight something with nothing, lets fight it with this!

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The 1% should pay tax at 80%

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Lets kick racist Rep. Steve King out of office!  His challenger is ready!

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Contact your rep, ask if they are on board with H.R. 676

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Where I work, we have decided to stop spending money in North Carolina until they get rid of their bathroom bill.  Seems we are not the only ones.  AP Exclusive: ‘Bathroom bill’ to cost North Carolina $3.76B

 

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 57

Trump Watch:

When Trump was told that the people hurt most under Trumpcare were his own voters he say “Oh, I know”.  This man is a demon, and if you voted for him he would literally let you die from lack of health care so long as it enriches his rich friends and donors….you must rally your peers to remove him from office, call your rep and senator and tell them that not only should they not vote for Trumpcare, they should also begin the impeachment process.   Some republican Senators are already coming out against the plan, we only need 2 or 3 more to stop this horrible bill.

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We had better kick him out soon, he is starting to sound like a dictator, saying our constitution “makes us look weak.”  That is some chilling shit coming out of this idiots mouth.  He is just stupid enough to think that.

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The new Trump Budget would gut NASA, cut aid to poor Appalachia, climate programs (which they called a “waste of money”) and a bunch of other programs….so we can pay for a fucking wall, and an increased military budget.  This has to be stopped.

Trump could pay for meals on wheels, and the arts, if he would just stop going on fucking vacation every god damn weekend.

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Foreign student enrollment is down 40% because they are afraid of Trump.  Scientists are worried we might lose an entire generation of researchers.

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Rex Tillerson is talking about starting a nuclear war with North Korea, but he had to stop his diplomatic visit to South Korea early because he was tired…I can only hope that someone with a brain made him come home before he actually did start a nuclear war with North Korea.  If he really did come home because he was tired after saying that crazy shit…well we need to have a new secretary of state then.

 

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I still don’t understand why the media is treating this Russian thing like its some sort of red scare, this has nothing to do with Russia in particular, its just about very rich people corrupting the political system so they can make more money.  It is petty corruption on a massive scale, the country is not in danger from Russia, its in danger from corrupt Trump!

The Resistance!:

Upcoming Marches Against Trump:

April 15 – Tax Strike

April 22 – March for Science

 April 29th – Peoples Climate March

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

————————

Lets get these people elected!

Seattle has a public election financing system, and some really good candidates are running!

Jon Ossof in Georgia, help out here.

Kathryn Allen is running to kick out Jason Chaffetz. help out here.

Quist in Montana, help here.

Arturo in California district 34, help here.

Mejia for congress in California district 34, help here.

James Thompson Kansas

Cheri Honkala in Philadelphia 197th district help here.

Lets replace a republican with a scientist! 

More!

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Can we please run someone against Steve King.  I have been to Iowa a million times, and there are a lot of very good people there, surely we can find a candidate that will primary this profoundly ugly racist individual!

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It’s kind of fun to watch Spicer try to defend his insane boss.  Keep up the pressure on these fools, under even the smallest pressure they crack.

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This is how you do it, Bernie 2020!

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kick out the corporate dems!

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If you live in Kansas check out James Thompson!

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Pull your money from large corporate banks, put it into local credit unions, watch them crumble.

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It’s time to get rid of Joe Manchin.

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If you live in New Mexico, call your representatives NOW!

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

China Is Killing Itself With Pollution

AFP Reporters

Judging by the numbers, the scope of China’s environmental degradation is beyond shocking.  Consider:

  • The World Bank estimated, in a 2007 report, that pollution caused 5.8% of China’s GDP in premature deaths, healthcare costs, and material damages. Air pollution alone is estimated to kill 700,000 people a year.
  • A 2012 MIT study estimated that air pollution in 2005 cost the Chinese economy $112 billion in lost labor and healthcare costs, roughly five times higher than it was in 1975.
  • In 2010, airborne microscopic pollutants caused an estimated 8,600 premature deaths in four major Chinese cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Xian.
  • According to a Chinese vice minister of environmental protection, the water quality in five of the nine bays along China’s coast was “extremely poor.” Results from monitoring stations along 10 major river basins show that 40% of the water is polluted. And 55% of the underground water in 200 cities is polluted. On top of that, about 300 million rural residents do not have access to safe drinking water.
  • Soil pollution is endangering China’s food chain. Roughly 10% of the country’s arable land has been contaminated by heavy metal, based on scientific studies conducted in the late 1990s. In 2006, the Chinese government began a nationwide survey of soil pollution. However, it has not released the results, most probably because the findings are too alarming for the government to release.

Given decades of environmental neglect and China’s heavy reliance on coal — which produces 70% of the country’s energy — it would be difficult to produce a dramatic improvement quickly. Nevertheless, the Chinese government can take a comprehensive approach to environmental protection by adopting tougher environmental standards, changing their economic policy, increasing investment in the environment, and mobilizing the press and civil society to take part in these efforts.Via

A couple things immediately stand out.

  • This pollution is caused because they are making the worlds cheap crap. This is as much our pollution problem as theirs.
  • They are burning coal, one of the filthiest, mercury filled fuels around. They are literally killing themselves with their energy source choices.
  • They are creating enough green house gasses to alter the planet in such a way that billions more lives are in danger.
  • This thirst for coal, and other natural resources is bound to cause political instability in places like Africa and other regions where China is pushing its weight around (for an example look what happened when America put its fingers into middle east politics for oil over the last 50 years).
  • This pollution doesn’t stay in China, elevated mercury levels, and other toxins have been detected in California, putting human lives, and farm/fishing industry in danger.
  • Unless we stop ordering cheap crap from china, and help China build a sustainable energy system, billions of human lives including our own could be at risk.

We must ask ourselves, why is the stuff we buy from China so cheap? Is it because the people and environment of China is absorbing extra costs? The cost of the products from China doesn’t include things like “pollution controls” or “clean waste disposal” or “air quality controls” instead those costs are passed on to the people of china, the environment of china, and ultimately to all of us.

So sure, we might pay less for our cheap plastic crap from china, but that doesn’t mean those items are actually cheaper, it just means someone else is picking up part of the tab for us. Increasingly it looks like they are paying that bill with their lives.