Saturday, February 25, 2017

AMERICA'S SHADOW GOVERNMENT

There is now a shadow Islamaphobic government in the White House ! Led by Stephen K. Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka, this shadow government is exercising great influence over the puppet president, Donald J. Trump. They are attempting, so far successfully, to create a New America isolated through religion. The Muslim ban and the attack on this nations journalists should be cause for great alarm. The attacks on the LBGT community have already started. The destruction of public schools has already started. The deportation of illegal immigrants has already started. The environment is already being threatened. I could go on and on about the dismantling of our government by these thugs. I call them thugs because they are strongarming their way through our lives.
EDWARD L. NICE

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I WILL DO MANY THINGS, BUT THESE THINGS.....NO

This statement is all over the internet now and I don't know who to attribute it to !

•I will not forget how badly Donald J. Trump and so many others treated former President Barack Obama for 8 years...
•I will not "work together" to privatize Medicare, cut Social Security and Medicaid.
•I will not "work together" to build a wall.
•I will not "work together" to persecute Muslims.
•I will not "work together" to shut out refugees from other countries.
•I will not "work together" to lower taxes on the 1% and increase taxes on the middle class and poor.
•I will not "work together" to help Trump use the Presidency to line his pockets and those of his family and cronies.
•I will not "work together" to weaken and demolish environmental protection.
•I will not "work together" to sell American lands, especially National Parks, to companies which then despoil those lands.
•I will not "work together" to enable the killing of whole species of animals just because they are predators, or inconvenient for a few, or because some people want to get their thrills killing them.
•I will not "work together" to remove civil rights from anyone.
•I will not "work together" to alienate countries that have been our allies for as long as I have been alive.
•I will not "work together" to slash funding for education.
•I will not "work together" to take basic assistance from people who are at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.
•I will not "work together" to get rid of common sense regulations on guns.
•I will not "work together" to eliminate the minimum wage.
•I will not "work together" to support so-called "Right To Work" laws, or undermine, weaken or destroy Unions in any way.
•I will not "work together" to suppress scientific research, be it on climate change, fracking, or any other issue where a majority of scientists agree that Trump and his supporters are wrong on the facts.
•I will not "work together" to criminalize abortion or restrict health care for women.
•I will not "work together" to increase the number of nations that have nuclear weapons.
•I will not "work together" to put even more "big money" into politics.
•I will not "work together" to violate the Geneva Convention.
•I will not "work together" to give the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazi Party and white supremacists a seat at the table, or to normalize their hatred.
•I will not "work together" to deny health care to people who need it.
•I will not "work together" to deny medical coverage to people on the basis of a "pre-existing condition."
•I will not "work together" to increase voter suppression.
•I will not "work together" to normalize tyranny.
•I will not “work together” to eliminate or reduce ethical oversite at any level of government.
•I will not "work together" with anyone who is, or admires tyrants and dictators.
•I will not support anyone that thinks its OK to put a pipeline to transport oil on Sacred Ground for Native Americans, running under the Missouri River, which provides drinking water for millions of people.
This is my "line in the sand"

Monday, January 30, 2017

STEVE BANNON, RIGHT HAND DEVIL TO THE PRESIDENT

I include this missive about Steve Bannon as I feel it is of great importance to understand what is happening in the White House under cover of darkness.

"A long read but extremely important regarding Bannon's seizure of power at highest levels.
What is unfolding inside Washington right now is, for all intents and purposes, a step-by-step coup e'tat against constitutional government. Steve Bannon has played, and will continue to play, the leading role in this usurpation -- his positions effectively shield him from any government oversight or accountability. That Bannon has largely succeeded in shielding from public view his neo-Nazi associations and contempt for the American constitution should be cause for still greater alarm. What much we do know is gravely worrisome in itself.
This post concerns Donald Trump's elevation of Bannon to leading roles within the National Security Council. To review: the National Security Council (NSC) comprises important high-level government officials including the President, Vice President, Secretary of State, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Director of National Intelligence. Its main job is to use this broad expertise to advise the President on national security matters and assist in carrying out security directives.
Yesterday, the President removed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence from the NSC. He replaced them with Steve Bannon. Bannon has no government, intelligence, or high-level military experience; his experience is leading a propaganda outlet (Breitbart News) that promotes nationalist and white nationalist viewpoints.
This would be deeply concerning in and of itself. But one of the jobs of the NSC is to oversee a secret panel that authorizes the assassination of “enemies of the United States Government” – including American citizens. These targeted killings are fully authorized by law under the Congressional military authorization act following 9/11. There is no trial, no due process, and no public record of the decision or the assassination itself.
Just to recap the absurdity: the President of the United States has appointed a known propagandist, nationalist, and white supremacist to replace the highest military adviser in the country on a council that authorizes secret, legal, targeted killings of American citizens (and others) without due process.
What You Can Do:
- Call your Senators and Congressperson this week and demand that they publicly and legislatively oppose Trump’s appointment of Steven Bannon to the NSC. 
- Spread the word about this news to your networks, since this is not getting a lot of coverage right now.
Lisa Delgrosso, Blue Dot Project

Friday, January 27, 2017

EPA UNDER POLITICAL LOCKDOWN

This from a staff member at the EPA:
"So I work at the EPA and yeah it's as bad as you are hearing:
The entire agency is under lockdown, the website, facebook, twitter, you
name it is static and can't be updated.
All reports, findings, permits and studies are frozen and not to be
released. No presentations or meetings with outside groups are to be
scheduled.
Any Press contacting us are to be directed to the Press Office which is
also silenced and will give no response.
All grants and contracts are frozen from the contractors working on
Superfund sites to grad school students working on their thesis.
We are still doing our work, writing reports, doing cancer modeling for
pesticides hoping that this is temporary and we will be able to serve
the public soon.
But many of us are worried about an ideologically-fueled purging and if
you use any federal data I advise you gather what you can now.
We have been told the website is being reworked to reflect the new
administration's policy.
Feel free to copy and paste, you all pay for the government and you
should know what's going on. I am posting this as a fellow citizen and
not in any sort of official capacity."

This statement was sent to a friend of mine from an acquaintance currently working at the EPA.
My friend is a highly trusted source and fellow Climate Change follower.
I did not make this up, I didn't need to,
ED


Thursday, November 24, 2016

WATERBOARDING FOR TRUMP AND HANNITY

A number of times on this blog I have presented the case against Waterboarding. I have given the facts regarding efficacy of its use, (all negative), failure to extract useable information, and the reasons most torture does not work.
Now I present to you the reason it is called torture and the reason it is prohibited by the Geneva Convention and the US Army Field Manual.
From Wikipedia :
Waterboarding is a form of water torture in which water is poured over a cloth covering the face and breathing passages of an immobilized captive, causing the individual to experience the sensation of drowning. Waterboarding can cause extreme pain, dry drowning, damage to lungsbrain damage from oxygen deprivation, other physical injuries including broken bones due to struggling against restraints, lasting psychological damage, and death. Adverse physical consequences can manifest themselves months after the event, while psychological effects can last for years.

Dear Mr. Trump, if you still believe that it is okay to treat another human being that way, you should try it yourself sometime. Oh, and ask Sean Hannity to fulfill his promise to be waterboarded !
ED

TRUMP SCIENCE ADVISOR NOT

MYRON EBELL
Competitive Enterprise Institute
One of Trumps Science Advisors
No surprise, he's not a scientist.
A self-described “policy wonk,” Ebell has no scientific experience. He graduated from Colorado College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and later studied political theory in the London School of Economics.

I simply cannot make these things up, they just are facts that fall out of the sky one after another !
ED

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

THE RAPING OF OUR ENVIRONMENT

From the NEW YORK TIMES
Nov. 23, 2016

Global warming news.
Exxon Mobil, under fire over its past efforts to undercut climate science, is accusing the Rockefeller family of masterminding a conspiracy against it. The descendants of John D. Rockefeller, who founded the company that became Exxon Mobil, have long backed environmental causes.
Separately, the ecology of the Arctic is being altered on a vast scale because warmer air and less ice has caused algae that form the base of the oceanic food chain to wildly proliferate, according to new research.
The changes are likely to have a profound impact on birds, seals, polar bears and whales.

My take :
The rape of our environment takes place daily, sometimes very covertly, sometimes very open, but it always, always involves greed !
ED