It’s one thing to jeopardize free speech, but our protection?

He has stripped Ameica’s protection agencies of $200 million.  I was suspicious earlier when he wanted to quit security checks at small airports, but now “FEAR” makes more sense.

Agencies weakened, in addition to FEMA, include  the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, the Coast Guard, the Transportation Security Administration, the cybersecurity office, and Customs and Border Protection.

ICE is out of control — but Trump is raiding other agencies’ budgets to give it money to run even wilder.
On Tuesday night, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) revealed to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that President Donald Trump funneled nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a decision with increasingly terrible optics as a massive hurricane bears down on the Carolinas.
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Hear No Truth, See No Truth

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If There Really Were a God of the Old Testament….

A lightning bolt would have struck Trump today  when he said FEMA’s response to Puerto Rico was “one of the best, ever.”  I seriously wonder if he has ever had an MRI of the brain.

It would be sad if he has a brain tumor, but an explanation  for his sitting there and bragging on our response. (Remember him throwing paper towels at the victims?)

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I Disagree….

Many  are  saying the N.Y. Times op ed anonymous author should stand up like a man, resign, and tell all.   That sounds moral, upstanding, even patriotic.  But can we not put ourselves in his place without preaching about him?

  1. If he resigns and tells all, who will be left minding the self destructive baby in the lengthy meantime?
  2. He’s trapped  by survival concerns for himself, me, you and America.
  3. He’s sending SOS signals from a sinking ship, taking on his shoulders the lonely and dangerous task of asking for help without extinguishing the source of the SOS.
  4.  He must be discouraged that his courageous end-of-the-rope ploy is criticized, not heeded, and certainly not processed at its level of desperation.
  5. Do we really want access to the button to global annihilation so tempting in a tantrum>?
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My Grandmother Washes Her Feet….Poetry Foundation…GO THERE!

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The Truth Shall Set You Free? — A reblog from Nan’s site

Perhaps others will read this, by me.

1st image by Ada Tufano, Nascosto al cure, a book

2nd image pinterest statue by Martin Hudaceka

 

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I apologize.  I failed to include one truth from my book Fallout: A Survivor Talks to Incest Offenders and Others. I was afraid one piece of truth I came across might be destructive to victims of severe sexual abuse in childhood, and I didn’t want to depress them even further.  I have since realized that it may be important for those survivors to know and understand the full effects, which are reflected in the following:

“Child Sex Abuse Leaves Mark on the Brain,” by B. Bower, Science News of the Week, Vol. 147 June 3, 1995. “Two new brain-imaging studies, conducted independently, indicate that severe, repeated sexual abuse in childhood underlies damage to a brain structure that helps to orchestrate memory. This cerebral injury may predispose people to experience an altered state of consciousness known as dissociation and to develop symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)”….They had remarkably smaller…

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Re-Submission for d’Verse

WHO’S LEFT?

If you can’t make jokes about crazy folks,

who can you joke about?

Crazy actions, crazy sayings, they’re ok I guess.

But not queers or retarded dears nor

blacks, browns, reds or yellows–

Hare-lipped. cross-eyed, club-footed

Hare Krishnas, holy rollers, jews and muslims,

they’re all off-limits, specially red necks and old biddies

and bastards, the lame and in-laws

and while poor white trash do cause me pause,

bleached blondes, fat folks, hearing impaired,

gods without humor and scary presidents do not.

But better keep me away from would-be poets!

AND THE ELDERLY!

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