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White House Uses Foreign Websites To Prepare Official Documents

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White House Use of Foreign Websites to Prepare Official Documents

POSTED BY: BEN MAY 12, 2017

This week President Trump demonstrated that he could beat any of his predecessors in ways they couldn’t even imagine. 1,167 more words

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The Silent Betrayal of MD Lawmakers on the Murder of Richard Wilbur Collins III | Later On

The murder of Richard Collins, a promising student, whose life was apparently taken because he was black. The alleged assailant is a white supremacist.

Sean Christopher Urbanski, a 2013 graduate of Severna Park High School, was a member of a racist Facebook group called “Alt: Reich Nation” where Anti-Semitic diatribes appeared on a regular basis.

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Richard Collins III. (Handout) was stabbed to death on Saturday in what is under investigation as a hate crime by the FBI.
The year was 2017. The month was May. Students were preparing for their graduations. The state was Maryland. The country was the United States of America. Two Maryland college students’ paths would cross. One black, one white. One died because of the color of his skin. The crime was the horrific murder of a Bowie State University student by the name of Richard Wilbur Collins III. He was allegedly stabbed to death by Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22, a resident of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The murder of Richard Collins, a promising student, whose life was apparently taken because he was black. The alleged assailant is a white supremacist. Sean Christopher Urbanski, a 2013 graduate of Severna Park High School, was a member of a racist Facebook group called “Alt: Reich Nation” where Anti-Semitic diatribes appeared on a regular basis. Several weeks ago two young white Crofton men, hung nooses from a light fixture at Crofton Middle School, which is located in Anne Arundel County. They were not charged with a hate crime. As of this writing, Councilman Michael Anthony Peroutka, who represents Severna Park and who himself has been associated with a white nationalist group, have not issued any statements.
AA County Councilman Michael Anthony Peroutka gives a speech to a hate group called The League of the South, of which he was a member for many years until he ran for Council.
No condolences to the family of the victim, no condemnation of the alleged act of hate. In fact, there has been a deafening silence among elected officials. Where is the outrage? Where are the voices condemning this senseless murder? I am fully aware of what is happening in this country. I am cognizant that I do not hear black elected officials speak out forcefully on the death of Richard Collins either. Why have Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Congressman Anthony Brown and others not raised their voices? I never met Richard Wilber Collins, III, but I know young men just like him. Seeking their place in the sun. Following the rules. Playing by those rules. He did everything right; Matriculated through college, planned to join the armed services to serve his nation. He was a son that any parent would be proud of. Also, I know young men like Sean Christoper Urbanski, who believe that their white skin ordains them to be special, that they have privileges granted to them by virtue of their “whiteness.” I do not need an FBI investigation to let me know what a hate crime is. I have seen too many racist acts in my life to be deluded by the silence of those in power, black and white, who are complicit in a system that undervalues black lives. I am tired of the candlelight vigils, the empty gestures of politicians and their sycophants, who for a position and or a dollar keep their mouths shut. I am a father, grandfather and uncle. I am tired of seeing black men murdered and nothing being done. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that there comes a time when silence is betrayal. In the last few hours there has been far too much silence. We must demand that our leaders speak and speak clearly. Enough. No more shuffling, no more jiving, no more complicity. Take a stand or get out of the way. A Luta Continua! Carl Snowden is a political and civil rights leader in Annapolis. Comments? Please see this post on our Facebook Page. If you liked this article, please share it via social media or via email or word of mouth and help the APat grow and bring you more excellent community journalism.

The truth hurts: Donald Trump’s budget ignores what is ailing American workers | The Economist

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In this short article, the Economist cuts to the chaise. It argues that cuts to social programmes are unlikely to improve the health or employment prospects for struggling Americans. 175 more words

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Lesbian escapes Russia by boat and sails to Canada to be with the woman she loves

Total badass.

Assaulted by her family, this woman survived two oceans and a hurricane to find a safe haven.

Source: Lesbian escapes Russia by boat and sails to Canada to be with the woman she loves

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Lesbian escapes Russia by boat and sails to Canada to be with the woman she loves

Assaulted by her family, this woman survived two oceans and a hurricane to find a safe haven

Lesbian escapes Russia by boat and sails to Canada to be with the woman she loves
Elena/Talking To The Moon Elena sails across two oceans to be with the woman she loves in safety
You might think traveling a thousand miles or climbing any mountain might just be in the songs, but a lesbian couple proved there is no distance when love is a possibility. A lesbian has shared how she escaped her homophobic family in Russia by boat and sailed for nearly a year to Canada, Prospekt Mag reports. Elena is from Ivanovo, a city 250 km east of Moscow, was forced by her parents growing up to wear high heels and makeup to look like a ‘proper woman’. And so as she reached her 20s, she agreed to her family’s wishes to get a boyfriend. A loveless and sexless marriage was her future. But then online, she chatted with a Canadian woman named Meg. ‘Meg can do everything, she is a musician, she plays the piano, flies planes, sails boats … To me she was this incredible woman, she simply stunned me with what she could do, and, of course, I pretty much instantly fell in love with her,’ she said. After six months, they decided to meet in Kiev, Ukraine.   Telling her parents she was leaving to go to the opera, she secretly packed a small bag to make her escape. When Elena and Meg met at the Kiev airport, Elena told Prospekt Mag: ‘When I saw her, I saw she was standing in the crowd of people. I don’t know how to explain how I felt, but I think I was so excited that I could hardly understand what was going on around me.’ But as the days past in Kiev, she began to receive calls from her mother and boyfriend. And this time, she decided to be honest. ‘My mother was telling me to go back to Ivanovo and I was saying that I wouldn’t because then I would never see Meg again.’ Elena’s mother promised a civil discussion, who flew to Kiev. ‘I had no idea that my father would be there too. Meg and I just thought that we were going to see my mother to talk and that that would be it, but she brought my dad with her and they attacked us. ‘They grabbed me, held both my arms tight and brought me to a McDonalds near the train station. My father slapped three tickets on the table and said “you’re coming with us to Ivanovo.” That was their ultimatum for me, and it was the first time that I ever disagreed with them in my life.’ A fight broke out, and all four were led to a police station. Unexpectedly, the police chose the couple’s side and, eventually, the parents went back to Russia.   However, Elena soon realized her passport was missing. Her mother had grabbed it before she left, so Elena was left stranded and the only option was home. When a friend from work was able to retrieve her passport from the family’s home, she was able to bring it to Odessa. In Turkey, Meg put a mortgage on her house in Canada and bought a sailing boat. Elena took sailing lessons. Two months later, they were in the open sea. Crossing the Mediterranean sea from east to west, surviving a hurricane in the Atlantic, they sailed without stopping to reach safe haven. After 10 months, the couple arrived in Canada in April 2007. ‘When we arrived, it was all very quiet, it was 2am, we simply parked the boat at the yacht club and there was nobody there. And that was the irony of it. We had completed such a huge journey for love but there was nobody to meet us. It was pretty silent. We didn’t actually need anything, we just wanted to sleep, to rest, and to start living our life.’ And they did. Meg and Elena live on the same sailing boat they bought in Turkey. Elena has written a book titled Talking To The Moon. Find out more about the book here. To read more details about the couple’s story, read Prospekt Mag‘s interview. Thank you GayStarNews.Com

The Speech That Was

The speech is over and I shall move on after this post….

The president has made his big speech in Saudi Arabia and that was about it…he was suppose to make others but with that one speech he had shot his wad….it seems he was spent (but I thought it was Clinton that was low energy)…. 808 more words

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The Speech That Was

The speech is over and I shall move on after this post…. The president has made his big speech in Saudi Arabia and that was about it…he was suppose to make others but with that one speech he had shot his wad….it seems he was spent (but I thought it was Clinton that was low energy)…. The speech was to the Muslim World…….he went to the heart of the “Muslim World”….Saudi Arabia…..sadly Saudi is NOT the Muslim World….regardless what the president had to say……
“I chose to make my first foreign visit a trip to the heart of the Muslim world,” President Trump said in Riyadh on Sunday, in a speech billed as a call to Muslims to promote a peaceful understanding of Islam and to unite against terrorists. Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia, but it is not the capital of the Muslim world. In fact, it’s worth remembering that “the Muslim world” is not actually a place. It’s a Western idea built on the faulty racial logic that Muslims live in a world of their own—that Islam is an eastern, foreign religion that properly belongs in a distant, faraway, dusty place. (This is arguably the logic that underlies Trump’s Muslim travel ban, currently held up in the courts: Islam is foreign, “Islam hates us,” Islam cannot possibly be a real American religion and that is why we can ban its adherents. Stephen Miller, an architect of the travel ban, was also reportedly among the writers of Trump’s Islam speech.)
Source: Trump Addressed a ‘Muslim World’ That Does Not Exist – The Atlantic The American Conservative posted that Trump should not make this speech, this was before the trip began…..
One of the possible pitfalls of Trump’s upcoming foreign trip is the speech he intends to give in Saudi Arabia on Islam:
A speech was added in Saudi Arabia to provide an “inspiring yet direct” message to the Islamic world, according to national security adviser H.R. McMaster. That’s an echo of Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama, who addressed Muslims in Cairo in his first major speech on foreign soil. A second address in Israel, which local newspapers reported would take place at the ancient archeological site of Masada, was moved indoors to a museum. Transporting Trump to the mountaintop overlooking the Dead Sea would have required the use of a cable car. Both speeches were being drafted by Trump’s policy adviser Stephen Miller, who helped write Trump’s convention and inaugural addresses, with input from the large collection of advisers who are helping to plan the trip: son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, McMaster and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell.
Source: Trump’s Islam Speech Is a Mistake | The American Conservative Well in all honesty this is a moot point because the speech he made was not about Islam at all…..but others did not seem to think much of this speech at all…… First is an op-ed from the NYT….and as one would think it is not very flattering…..

Two of our opinion writers, Mustafa Akyol in Istanbul and Wajahat Ali in the Washington, D.C. area, watched President Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia this morning and discussed what they thought it means for the Middle East, American foreign policy and Muslims around the world.

Finally a piece written by Juan Cole……..again not very flattering……
Trump’s speech on Islam, written by notorious Islamophobe Stephen Miller, who used to organize Orwellian Two Minutes Hate sessions against Muslims at Duke, is just as bizarre as everything else Trump does. Miller-Trump imply, as has become common in right wing American discourse, that Muslims have a peculiar problem inasmuch as they produce terrorists. What do they think the Ku Klux Klan is? I estimate that people of European Christian heritage polished off as many as 100 million persons in the 20th century and that Muslims may have killed 2-3 million.
Source: Trump on Islam: Neo-Orientalism and anti-Shi’ism The speech on Islam was more about the divide and anti-Iran, which is a Shi’a sect within Islam, than it was about the religion per se…. Did Trump just declare an escalation in the situation between US and Iran?
Riddled with hypocrisy, clichés and absurdities, President Donald Trump’s speech Sunday before an assembly of monarchs and despots in Saudi Arabia spelled out an agenda of escalating US militarism throughout the Middle East and a buildup in particular toward war with Iran. Hailed by a fawning American media as “presidential”–supposedly eclipsing for the moment the crises and factional struggles engulfing the administration–the speech was reportedly drafted by Stephen Miller, the extreme right-wing ideologue credited with being the chief architect of Trump’s abortive executive order banning people from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the US.
Source: Trump’s Speech in Riyadh Signals US Escalation Against Iran | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization Is this a good thing or is it a line being drawn on the backs of our military? The speech lecture is over…..we can all go back to our regularly watched commentary.