Your Private Facebook Posts May Have Been Public For Days – Yahoo News

How much clearer can we be but to say that we are not the customers of Facebook we are the product that Facebook sells. There’s no other way around this and if you believe otherwise then you have been fooled by their marketing. Sure they have this feel good marketing campaign telling us how they’re going to go back to the way they used to be, is that going to be any better? The way they used to be was the way that got us Trump in the White House, that guy that sold to the highest bidder.

Do me a favor. Delete Facebook app from your phone. I’m not telling you to deactivate your Facebook I’m just telling you to delete it from your phone. Try it for a week. If at the end of the week you don’t feel better then put it back on and they cost you nothing because all you need to do is log back in. But I promise you you’re going to feel better and you’re going to see that Facebook is one of those things that we’ve gotten used to but we really don’t need. We did really well until 2004. Yes 2004 is when Facebook was just a little bit of an idea and Mark Zuckerberg mines. We did well and we survived so it’s time that we stop letting them have all of our information for free.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House panel in April over the company’s use and protection of user data

Trump seeks to reorganize the federal government – POLITICO

We’ve all heard the story of Robin Hood. He robbed the rich and gave to the poor. We have a reverse Robin Hood in the white house. He robs the poor and gives to the rich. This is been clear and his tax plan and now trying to reorganize the way we help those who are less fortunate. It’s shameful and there’s a special place in hell for people like him and his administration.

The way they’re treating these young children coming for Asylum and putting them in cages in super cold former Walmart buildings. The Waltons paid a lot of money to get Trump into office and the rest of the Republican gang so I guess they’re reaping the benefits.

Boycott Walmart.

Luckily 45 is not King and he cannot make any of these changes without Congressional approval and nothing is going through Congress until after the elections in November so this is just more food for his weird the hungry base. And I say weirdly hungry because they are hungry, most of them are poor and these changes will hurt them but they think that for some reason they will be exempt. Were they exempt when he took away Obamacare? Where they given giant tax refunds? The base is being fooled and like any member of a cult they will just follow blindly.

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The plan, like President Donald Trump’s annual budget, demonstrates the administration’s thinking on a range of domestic policy issues. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo

Ryan backs Gowdy on FBI’s use of informant to contact Trump associates – POLITICO

It seems that someone has grown the semblance of a spine. Paul Ryan has doggedly supported all of Trumps bad behavior. Finally he is saying things that are reasonable.

This means there is no Witch Hunt.

I believe when Trump said that he can pardon himself he crossed a line. The justice system is very clear no one can judge themselves. We are not in a monarchy we are in a constitutional government run by three branches.

Trump thinks he’s King and there’s going to be a time when there will be a metaphorical “Off with the head”, and I hope soon.

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Speaker Paul Ryan said that he’s seen no evidence to contradict Rep. Trey Gowdy’s recent assessment that the FBI acted responsibly when it deployed an informant to make contact with associates of the Trump campaign. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Trump cracked an ‘awkward’ joke about Melania [Video] – Yahoo News

Let’s face it America, we have a man as the President of the United States who doesn’t understand how to be a human being. From the treatment of his wife to the abuse of the 29 women that have come out and accuse them of sexual harassment or worst, to how he is held the office of presidency he does not deserve to be in that spot. Yes he won the electoral college but he lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes out of 100 million cast.

Almost daily we hear about this President paying women off for his behavior. From Michael avenatti being on television daily talking about Stormy Daniels to the close to 30 women that have accused this President of sexual misconduct this must be a very hard time for the First Lady. Remember that these allegations of misconduct happens while his wife was pregnant with their current youngest child Baron. This must be a soul-crushing. For the First Lady. The only reasons that she has not left him his either her respect for the office of the presidency or her belief that this is best for their child. And any case she deserves a medal.

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Mueller accuses Manafort of witness tampering – POLITICO

He should have stayed in the company of the oligarchs that he loved so much. He even remade one in his own image in Ukraine. He truly believes that the Donald is going to give them a reprieve and I think Donald Trump will let him sink like a LEAD wait in the ocean.

This man is crooked, he got Trump denomination using illegal means. He changed the Republican platform in Russia’s favor and the list goes on and on of the greatest criminal hits this guy has. He’s going to spend a lot of time in jail, most likely the rest of his life. And I can’t think of anyone who hasn’t killed someone who deserves it more.

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse on April 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Why Melania Trump’s vanishing act matters – NBC News

First and foremost, I wish the first lady a quick and complete recovery. Her health is the most important issue here.

The premise of this article is that without the first lady the president is losing an important component in his diplomatic encounters. I believe her charm and poise and elegance does lens something to this presidency. Unfortunately all of her Poise does not make up for the incoherent and radical foreign policy of this Administration.

Watching Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau yesterday on Meet the Press was heartbreaking. He explained how without question the Canadiens have fought side-by-side with the Americans and now America has declared a trade war on Canada. There is absolutely no basis for this trade War and yet this president, acting like an orangutan, is pounding his chest at our allies.

Like a bully, he is hitting first. I believe that this stems from the last G20 where he was pretty much left alone by the other foreign leaders. I’m sure this is fury gated him. He believes himself to be the absolute ruler of United States. We are not a monarchy and respect is earned in life, business and especially world politics.

The numbers don’t at up for him issuing these Terrace on our allies. Saying that he sees too many Mercedes parts on 5th Avenue makes absolutely no sense. I love Cadillacs. Cadillac is working very hard at becoming a world class luxury car manufacturer. The CT-6 is it’s first act in doing so. That being said, Mercedes, VW, Audi, BMW, Lexus and I can go on and on all have manufacturing facilities in the United States. Banning all foreign cars from entering the United States will do very little to stem the number of Foreign brands being sold in United States eyes they are being made here. So once again he is only doing this for his base. It’s pointless and isn’t that what this whole Administration has been about.

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It’s OK to leave Facebook – TechCrunch

Yes, this is my second blog post in a row about Facebook. And what this article says makes so much sense. Basically he says that one should think about Facebook like a car. I have a car, I don’t commute to work but use the car occasionally. Some people have a car and they needed to commute to work everyday and use it all the time. Facebook is the car. Use it when you need it but don’t rely upon it all the time unless you desperately need it.

He suggests deleting Facebook from your phone as opposed to deleting your Facebook account. I deleted my Facebook account but I’m one of those people that doesn’t like incremental steps. Deleting Facebook from your phone just means that you’ll have to access Facebook from a laptop which would limit your FaceTime on Facebook and that would be good for you. I actually talk to my friends now as opposed to just interacting over the internet. And my friendships have gotten stronger from it. I hope you will at least delete Facebook from your phone and at the end of the day if you’re not happier, just put it back on your phone and everything will go back the way it was.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo credit Vox

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier – The Guardian

I have been telling anyone who will listen to me how my life has become happier since I deleted my Facebook account on November 11th of 2017. It started a whole series of events including opening up my social life I am back to the weight that I should be at and wearing the same as I did when I was 32 at 64 is pretty good. But beyond that the hatred that was everywhere on Facebook is no longer in my life. When I don’t like something on television I change the channel. I don’t like Facebook anymore so I deleted my account. Sure, family and friends are annoyed at me and think that I’m being obstinate. But if I’m anything I’m a man of my principles and my principles tell me that I need to get out of Facebook and so should you.

Their new campaign telling us that they’re changing so that Facebook becomes what it was meant to be is only there to stop the Hemorrhage of users that are deleting their accounts. Their stock price has tanked and is not recovering. I’m hoping that Facebook is the next Myspace or even better Friendster, and it will disappear into the Dust heap of terrible ideas.

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Trump’s Lawyers, in Confidential Memo, Argue to Head Off a Historic Subpoena – The New York Times

For a failing newspaper the New York Times sure has it’s shit together while probing deep into this dark and brooding White House. Let’s face it these are not confidential memos but rather Public Relation documents put out so that when they try to say the president is above the law they can point to these false documents and say look here it is.

Representative Adam Schiff of California said it best, this President, no president is above the law. And Donald Trump above them all it’s certainly not above the law. He and his corrupt family have infested the White House like roaches or termites. There will be a cleansing and just like Jimmy Carter came after Nixon an unlikely president will be our next leader. Who would have thought that the Great and Mighty Nixon would be replaced by a peanut farmer from Plains Georgia. Basically an unknown quantity on the political scene and yet he became president.

I watched Bernie Sanders last night on Bill Maher. I was not and have not been a Bernie Sanders supporter. I was all in for Hillary Clinton from the beginning hell I was all in for Hillary Clinton in 2008 until she withdrew her candidacy. And as much as I think that nominating someone of my own faith, a Jew, is a mistake I guess the same thing could have been said about nominating Barack Obama, an African American. Bernie makes sense for these times and if we’re going to Unite the Democrats we need to do it with someone who doesn’t seem bought in any way shape or form and Bernie Sanders is that. I never thought I would say this.

Just one more thing, just in case you think he’s got a great legal team, they cited the wrong federal statute for obstruction of justice in this so-called confidential memo.

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President Trump’s lawyers have privately laid out a broad view of his constitutional powers in their fight to keep him from being forced to testify in front of a grand jury in the special counsel investigation. Credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times

LISTEN: How Michael Cohen Protects Trump By Making Legal Threats – NPR

Why does a respectable businessman need a fixer? Well he or she doesn’t, but Donald Trump is no respectable businessman. He is right there with the corleones and his mob like way of doing business. So having Michael Cohen as is conciliary is not so weird.

The problem is now he is the president of the United States. And he’s brought his mob like tactics to the White House. No one has ever done this not even Richard Nixon. This is Despicable and hopefully our country can survive this abomination in the White House.

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Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer for President Trump, leaves federal court in New York City in April. His legal troubles may test his loyalty to Trump, built over years of protecting his boss, in part by using legal threats.

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