Thousands across U.S. join ‘Keep Families Together’ march to protest family separation – NBC NEWS

I’ll be marching, I hope you will be too. This is not just the March for those being held but it’s a March for the soul of our country. Here are some notes from the March organizers:

Here are the details for the event you signed up for:

What: Families Belong Together: Freedom for Immigrants
When: TOMORROW, Saturday, June 30, 11:00 AM
Where: City Hall – 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Your Event Dashboard, where you can contact your host, invite friends, and more:
http://act.moveon.org/event/families-belong-together_attend1/tools/?t=14&akid=210393%2E24229394%2EK8Kpq0

Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you get ready to ensure you have a great experience and make the biggest impact:

  • Wear white! Participants across the country will be wearing white to create a compelling, memorable visual that can be captured easily by press cameras. And wearing white has a long tradition through movements for racial and social justice—and has been embraced by many activists on both sides of the border.
  • Prepare for the heat. It’s summer! There is a serious heatwave in many parts of the country. Bring water. Bring extra water! Wear sunscreen. Bring a hat. Keep yourself comfortable while speaking out.
  • Amplify your impact via social media! Follow these easy instructions on broadcasting from the event using Facebook Live, and post photos on social media using the hashtag #FamiliesBelongTogether and tagging @MoveOn. (Using the same hashtag helps folks all across the country track the work you are doing.) After the event, send us the link to your Facebook Live videos using this form. When shooting video or taking photos, turn your camera horizontally, as this will allow the image to appear bigger on mobile phones.
  • Invite your friends. The more people who show up tomorrow, the more we can build on our momentum and force a change in these cruel policies. Call friends and family and ask them to come along.
  • Check out the event materials. Go to the event dashboard to print signs, learn some chants, and read messaging guidance on the family separation fight.

After the dizzying and terrifying news week—Supreme Court decisions that undermined the rights of voters, Muslims, and workers; a Supreme Court vacancy that could amount to a generational attack on reproductive justice and LGBTQ equality; and the senseless gun violence in Annapolis yesterday—we know that we are ready to take to the streets! Tomorrow’s actions—focused on the moral crisis manufactured by the Trump administration’s inhumane policies—are a chance to show the White House, the nation, and the world that we are rising up for justice and compassion and against senseless, terrifying cruelty.

We appreciate your commitment to engage in nonviolent, peaceful action, to act lawfully, and to strive to de-escalate any potential confrontations with those who may disagree with our values. Be sure to review these de-escalation tips ahead of time.

Thanks for all you do.

–Emma, David, Jenn, Erica, and the rest of the team

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The Lost City of Trump – POLITICO Magazine

How did we get a man who has no vision to become the president of the United States? This article talks about a project that Trump planned on being his legacy. Instead it’s a massive failure. Never happened. Remind you of anything?

He is hurting us into a recession, a trade War leading to a economic depression just the things that Hitler used to divide the world into factions that created World War II. Millions died unnecessarily and we as Americans must make sure that he does not get a chance to do this to our country.

Trade wars between allies are unnecessary. That’s why they are our allies. What Trump wants us to be allied with Russia and not with the UK, Canada and the EU. I truly believe he wants to be president for life. I truly believe that he thinks he can create a royal presidency. I truly believe that he thinks that either Ivanka or Jared can take over from him. He looks at North Korea as his model for how he wants United States history to continue. This is a scary time for America and Americans and we must go out and vote. We must donate as much money as we can afford two political parties we believe in. With the likes of citizens united the Koch brothers and those who are aligned with Trump will be pouring billions into elections along with the help of Russia. Give $5 today to the Democratic party and do so each month. Give more if you can.

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs his final state budget, California’s largest yet, with giant budget surplus – LA Times

The republicans, the GOP, or just the party of trump claimed that they are better at fiscal responsibility than the democrats.

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When governor Jerry Brown took over from Arnold Schwarzenegger there was a 27.1 billion dollar deficit but now we have a rainy day fund that exceeds that amount. People think that California is one giant democratic state. They could not be more wrong. Especially In the state legislature there are giant swats of California that are held by republicans and yet the governor was able to sign this bill will thought a single line item veto. That’s because governor Brown works across the aisle unlike the republicans. When president Clinton left office we had a budget surplus. That took a lot of work but he did it in conjunction with a Republican Congress. Now due to tax cuts for mainly rich people and their heirs we are watching the clock in New York race through our money because of the fiscal irresponsibility of the Republican party or the party of trump.

When former San Francisco bear and now lieutenant governor Gavin newsome took over as you tenant governor he did a couple of interesting things. He moved out of the lieutenant governor said mansion and it is now least as a means of revenue for the state. He moved out of the lieutenant governor offices in the state house and took a cubicle outside of governor Brown’s office. Hopefully, in November we will vote Gavin newsome in for governor and he will continue governor Brown’s fiscal responsibility. I’m like the party of trump or the party of fiscal irresponsibility.

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Truth, I deleted my Facebook and I lost 55 lbs and here is how I did it. – Poliscijukee by Alain V Berrebi

Truth, I deleted my Facebook and I lost 55 lbs and here is how I did it.

I deactivated my Facebook account in November of 2017. It was not easy. When I first started my blog, Facebook generated 90% of the traffic. Now after years my traffic is generated from the search engines.

On a more personal note, I never used Facebook to remind me of my close friends birthdays. They are in my calendar on my phone and backed up to the clouds. My account had over 1,500 friends and honestly I knew maybe three hundred of them. And of those 300 I would call 30 my friends. Facebook has very cleverly changed what are understanding of friends had been through the centuries. I have read article upon article about how Facebook uses and did this very much by Design our need to be liked. So each time somebody gets a like it sends endorphins into their brain and they get just a little more hooked. I like myself, maybe that’s narcissistic but I don’t think so. I truly believe you need to like yourself before you can know how to like others.

And as far as far definition of what a friend is here goes. When I was a little kid my dad told me a story that his dad told them and that he told me his dad had been told by his dad and that it went down Generations. A boy lives on a small village. He is asked about his father when he reaches his teens how many friends does he had. The boy responds I have so many I can’t count them. He asked his father how he had so few friends. His father responded friends are not just people you know but people who actually care deeply about you. He told his son to go and kill a lamb, yes I hate this part but it is somewhat biblical, and put it into a burlap bag. Go to your friends all of those friends that you said you had and tell them you have just killed a man and can they help you. The ones who don’t slam the door on your face are your friends. I’m not telling you that they’re going to go and help you with your crime by hiding the fact that you did it but rather help you through this horrible thing you had done. That’s what a friend is.

Can we really truly say that all of those people that’s what we now have as so-called friends on Facebook who do that for us, I don’t have to think about this my answer is no.

So if you want to follow what I did there are some simple steps. Find out which of your friends birthdays are important to you and put them in your calendar. Make sure you have all of those friends contact information. Then go to the Facebook help area and ask how to deactivate your account. Depending on your platform and the vice they will be different. They will try to tug at your heartstrings at this point. Don’t let them. And then they will ask why you’re doing this. And this is important because there are 15 reasons but the important one you should check is other. And explain in your own words how upset you are at them for having allowed another country to meddle in other countries elections. They have a responsibility to their 2 billion users and they are failing miserably at it. Congressional leaders last week came out of hearings with Facebook and in a bipartisan scream that’s Facebook transparency and gave them ways of fixing what Facebook does. I have a simple way to stop at least some of what Russian does. Don’t accept rubles for political ads in another country. I don’t think that’s takes a rocket scientist to figure out. And I think Russia has a few rocket scientist on hand. And yes, Russia will find ways around this but that’s what they have something called algorithms add Facebook to circumvent.

Facebook will never change unless we force them to. I have a feeling that 2016 once a dress rehearsal for how Mark Zuckerberg plans to become president and either 2020 or 2024 depending on the political winds. That might seem harsh but think about it. You don’t see Google doing what Facebook did. First Google is a search engine and yes they have a duty to remove news that is false and opinions that are inappropriate but that’s not what Facebook is. Twitter gets literally hundreds of millions of tweets each day and again that’s not what Facebook does. I am not saying that Google and Twitter are without blame but to me in comparison with what Facebook did it’s something that they have announced they will fix and I believe them. And also neither Twitter on Google has a name like Mark Zuckerberg that everyone knows as their founders. Yes some people know who started Google and Twitter but it’s not as universal as Mark Zuckerberg.

When I said I lost 45 lb it was not clickbait. Ask my friends and neighbors and they will tell you I am transformed. Nothing magical, I had all this time on my hands so I started walking around beautiful downtown Los Angeles. I have a great gym in the building so I started going to the gym still had lots of time. Well then I started noticing that I was eating crappy food and I started watching what I was eating and I’ve gone from a size 38 waist to a size 32 and from an extra large shirt to a medium men. I went from 224 lb to 169 and I am 6ft 2. I’m not promising you all will lose weight but I’m sure you’ll find some great things to do with the time that you have been wasting on Facebook.

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Judge orders Trump administration to reunite migrant families – POLITICO

We are losing our country to a villain that doesn’t even stand up to the likes of the Joker in Batman the TV show from the 60s.

He has effectively taken over all three branches of government and if we don’t do what we have to do in November and vote the Republicans out of the Senate and the house we will lose our country forever, well not forever but maybe for about 40-50 years just like Germany did.

He is a fascist, a racist, a demagogue, and just one waste of a human bag of Flesh.

this judge did the right thing but we have a supreme court who would without even thinking twice overturn this ruling because these are heartless Republicans who all they care about is the fact that they got their abortion-rights and their anti-gay agenda in the Supreme Court. Mitch McConnell joyfully tweeted a picture of that ass Gorsuch of the Supreme Court someone who is in the Supreme Court unlawfully because that was not his job to have. President Obama had every right to appoint to the Supreme Court and Mitch McConnell the traitor did everything in his power to keep President Obama from doing his Constitutional directive. It’s weird how these Republicans look at the world with two different sets of eyes. The eyes of when they’re in power and they can do everything including executive order after executive order but when President Obama Road and executive order oh my God he was usurping his power. Weird how come no one saying that Trump is which he is.

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U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw, based in San Diego, issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday night requiring that nearly all children younger than 5 be returned to their parents within 14 days and that older children be returned within 30 days. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

FACT CHECK: Was Obama Ranked ‘Worst President Since World War II’ in a New Poll? – Snopes

The hatred that the right has four former president Obama is unparalleled. They make up stories left and right trying to besmirch his Flawless record. Do you remember what was what it was like to have a President Who did not violate the constitution on a daily basis?

In fact, the poll shows, that Trump is the worst president we’ve had in the last 40 years. There is no doubt about that. There is empirical proof something that Trump supporters don’t believe in. They only want to believe in their truth.

The far-right lives in a bubble. It’s a bubble that believes fake news, fake polls but above all has come in pellucid hatred for President Obama. President Obama had eight years without a single scandal. Michelle Obama in an interview said that they have to be better than the other presidents because they were being judged buy a difference measure because they were African American. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to have Donald Trump act like Barack Obama for one day. That’s not going to happen and that pivots to presidential Behavior he’s an impossibility in this demagogue that we call our president.

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Mitt Romney’s new campaign: Not exactly a friend of Trump’s but not an enemy, either – The Washington Post

We are building jails for young people some of which are so young that the Administration has come up with a term call Tender age individual. I watched Rachel Maddow start crying when she read the press release about tender age individuals. Mitt Romney is not the enemy of trump then he is his friends because he is backing Trump and his internment of individuals.

Trump told a group of so-called businessmen that the Germans need to be careful because they are letting in too many Middle Easterns and their racial makeup is going to be changing. That sounds very familiar and not in a good way. Weather there Middle Eastern Muslims or Jews where does the line get put into the sand? We have a man in the White House who is a fascist end of discussion. There’s no two ways around this anymore he is a fascist and he is surrounded by fascists and that they are yelled at in restaurants is a small price to pay compared to putting 20,000 children in prisons across our country for doing nothing but asking to come and ask for Asylum from danger and their countries. We are a country built with immigrants. The only ones in this country were not immigrants or the American Indians who we did a really good job of killing off as much as we could. Our history is ladin with terrible moments but this is going to be on the top of the list. We are building internment camps for children and Trump is asking his supporters to attack physically Maxine Waters, a member of Congress. Who does that?

Shame!

Shame!

Shame!

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Mitt Romney, right, running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, meets an event attendee during a campaign stop Friday in Draper, Utah. Romney, a former presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor, is facing state lawmaker Mike Kennedy in GOP primary election Tuesday. (Kim Raff/Bloomberg)

Mitt Romney’s new campaign: Not exactly a friend of Trump’s but not an enemy, either – The Washington Post

We are building jails for young people some of which are so young that the Administration has come up with a term call Tender age individual. I watched Rachel Maddow start crying when she read the press release about tender age individuals. Mitt Romney is not the enemy of trump then he is his friends because he is backing Trump and his internment of individuals.

Trump told a group of so-called businessmen that the Germans need to be careful because they are letting in too many Middle Easterns and their racial makeup is going to be changing. That sounds very familiar and not in a good way. Weather there Middle Eastern Muslims or Jews where does the line get put into the sand? We have a man in the White House who is a fascist end of discussion. There’s no two ways around this anymore he is a fascist and he is surrounded by fascists and that they are yelled at in restaurants is a small price to pay compared to putting 20,000 children in prisons across our country for doing nothing but asking to come and ask for Asylum from danger and their countries. We are a country built with immigrants. The only ones in this country were not immigrants or the American Indians who we did a really good job of killing off as much as we could. Our history is ladin with terrible moments but this is going to be on the top of the list. We are building internment camps for children and Trump is asking his supporters to attack physically Maxine Waters, a member of Congress. Who does that?

Shame!

Shame!

Shame!

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Mitt Romney, right, running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, meets an event attendee during a campaign stop Friday in Draper, Utah. Romney, a former presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor, is facing state lawmaker Mike Kennedy in GOP primary election Tuesday. (Kim Raff/Bloomberg)