Monday, January 2, 2017

Trump ~ What he says now will likely be more revealing than he knows.

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The Cost Of College

Robert Reich 15 Warning Signs Of Impending Tyranny

What are the 15 warning signs of impending tyranny? As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically:
1. Exaggerate their mandate to govern -- claiming, for example, that they won an election by a landslide even after losing the popular vote.
2. Repeatedly claim massive voter fraud in the absence of any evidence, in order to restrict voting in subsequent elections.
3. Publicly criticize anyone who criticizes them, labeling them “enemies.”
4. Turn the public against journalists or media outlets that criticize them, calling them “deceitful” and “scum.”
5. Hold few if any press conferences, preferring to communicate with the public directly through mass rallies and unfiltered statements.
6. Tell the public big lies, causing them to doubt the truth and believe fictions that support the tyrants' goals.
7. Blame economic stresses on immigrants or racial or religious minorities, and foment public bias and even violence against them.
8. Attribute acts of domestic violence to “enemies within,” and use such events as excuses to beef up internal security and limit civil liberties.
9. Threaten mass deportations, registries of religious minorities, and the banning of refugees.
10. Seek to eliminate or reduce the influence of competing centers of power, such as trade unions and opposition parties.
11. Appoint family members to high positions of authority.
12. Surround themselves with their own personal security force rather than a security detail accountable to the public.
13. Put generals and other military commanders into top civilian posts.
14. Make personal alliances with foreign dictators.
15. Draw no distinction between personal property and public property, profiteering from their public office.
Be warned. 20 days to go. And a Happy New Year.

President Obama Savior Of The American Economy

Trump to 'repeal a lot' of Obama's actions on day one, top aide says

Hopefully we can repeal Trump shortly thereafter...

Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump plans to repeal a raft of President Barack Obama's executive actions in his first day in office, Trump's incoming White House press secretary said Sunday.
Sean Spicer, Trump's incoming White House press secretary, said on ABC's "This Week" that Trump will immediately "repeal a lot of the regulations and actions that have been taken by this administration over the last eight years that have hampered both economic growth and job creation." 

Trump's Incoming Press Secretary Questions Whether Obama's Russia Sanctions Are Out of 'Proportion'

President-elect Donald Trump's incoming White House press secretary questioned whether President Obama’s actions against Russia for an alleged cyberattack on Democratic political organizations may be out of "proportion."

Trump Meets Reagan

Trumps Build Up To The Biggest Lie Yet

Trump: No computer safe from hacking

Trump gives critics ammunition: Is he Putin’s puppet?

Donald Trump urged to establish 'boundaries' with Vladimir Putin, Russia

Putin's Real Long Game

Why Trump Would Be Crazy to Give Putin What He Wants

Netanyahu's Sweet Temptation Is to Seal the Trump-Putin Deal


Three former White House press secretaries issue warnings for press relations under Trump

Three former White House press secretaries sounded various alarms about the president-elect and the possible pitfalls in his relationship with the media in a panel conversation with Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Joe Lockhart, White House press secretary under President Bill Clinton, said President-elect Donald Trump creates his own facts, something former President Richard Nixon would do.
Full Story via Politico

Former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart compared President-elect Donald Trump's actions toward the press to that of former President Richard Nixon. | Getty

New Year's Resolution For Cable News: Invite Muslims To Talk About Life In Trump's America

Blog ››› ››› NINA MAST

With hate crimes against Muslims on the rise and an administration that frequently makes anti-Muslim statements on its way in, cable news shows must work harder to include Muslim experts, advocates, and community leaders in order to provide a good reflection of the diversity and authenticity of American Muslim experiences.
According to FBI statistics, anti-Muslim hate crimes have been on the rise for several years, shooting up 67 percent between 2014 and 2015 “from 154 in 2014 to 257 in 2015,” their highest since the year of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Though FBI hate crime statistics for 2016 won’t be released until the end of 2017, according to a joint study by CAIR and ThinkProgress, there have been 111 reported anti-Muslim incidents in America since the November 13, 2015, terrorist attacks in Paris, 53 of them in the month of December 2015 alone.
Georgetown University’s Bridge Initiative, which tracked the connection between political rhetoric and anti-Muslim attacks during the the presidential campaign season, found that there have been approximately 180 reported incidents of anti-Muslim violence in the one year period after the first candidate announced his bid for the White House in March 2015. And since Trump’s election less than two months ago, there have been at least 150 reported hate incidents, 29 of which were inspired by anti-Muslim sentiment, according to a ThinkProgress analysis that “focuses on moments of more targeted harassment and hatred.”
Full Article via Media Matters

Reporters need new tools to hold Trump accountable

Trump's press secretary said today Trump doesn't have to "conform to precedents." NYU journalism prof. Jay Rosen says Trump "cannot be held accountable by normal means" and explains how journalists must handle him. Lawrence talks to Rosen and Clarence Page. Duration: 6:21

Post-election, how should news outlets shift focus?

Published on Jan 1, 2017
As 2016 comes to a close, journalists and media outlets are confronting the questions raised by this year's election and planning for what comes next. James Geary, the deputy editor of the Nieman Foundation's Nieman Reports Magazine, joins the NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker to offer a post-election take on how the media can move forward.

Donald Trump...I Explain The Truth

Wall Street Journal: Even when Trump lies, we will not call them ‘lies’

Published on Jan 1, 2017
The Editor in Chief of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)

The Return of Civil Disobedience

The sixties produced a conviction that “democracy is in the streets.” The Trump era may echo that. 

Congratulations, Mitch McConnell, You’re Wonkette’s Legislative Sh*tmuffin For 2016!

Martin Niemöller: "First they came for the Socialists..."

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.