Category Archives: human rights

Open Thread | Taking Away SNAP Benefits…Because The Cruelty IS the Point of This Administration😠😠😠 | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Their cruelty aside, once again, they haven’t thought things through. Sure, they will hurt ‘ those people’, but, the bottom line is that SNAP is nothing but another FARMER WELFARE PROGRAM. …and a federal subsidy for WALMART. The farmers might not care, after all, he’s bankrupting them, and destroying their overseas markets, and they still support him. Let him destroy their domestic market too….but, he’ll be hurting ‘ the right people’, so they’re cool with it. But, WALMART…. The amount of funds they will lose if they lost the SNAP benefits. It is quite obvious that SNAP benefits are beneficial to the economy, because, this is money that is immediately spent and put back into our economy. We’ve already seen the signs of a slowing economy. Take away the buying power of 3.6 MILLION people….you don’t think that won’t have a negative ripple effect upon the economy? But, as always….THE CRUELTY IS THE POINT.

Source: Open Thread | Taking Away SNAP Benefits…Because The Cruelty IS the Point of This Administration😠😠😠 | 3CHICSPOLITICO

South Carolina, Kansas Republicans block Trump challengers – Los Angeles Times

Canceling primaries, caucuses and other voting is not an unusual move for the party of the White House incumbent seeking a second term, and allows Trump to try to consolidate his support.
— Read on www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-09-07/states-gop-scrap-2020-presidential-preference-votes

Trump putsch against democracy in GOP! 😜🤬

Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Senator Ted Cruz, ‘coward Republicans’ on Twitter over gun control: ‘Keep our name out of your mouth’ – Chicago Tribune

Mayor Lori Lightfoot ripped Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and “coward Republicans” in response to conservative criticism of Chicago gun laws, writing on Twitter, “Keep our name out of your mouth.”
— Read on www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-cruz-gun-control-tweets-20190903-65zcrg4iyneq5ocri3axyesfzy-story.html

What are the facts appropriate to engage in policy conversations on inequality? | DQ-en US Inequality up and income mobility lower!

The humanity in all of us makes us want to help and improve the lot of those around us who are dealing with difficult circumstances. So we are troubled when we contemplate the state of inequality i…

Source: What are the facts appropriate to engage in policy conversations on inequality? | DQ-en

US: Inequality and Mobility

Trump immigration policy appears to violate U.S. law, officials warn – Los Angeles Times

The L.A. Times finds the Trump administration appears to be violating U.S. law in implementing the Remain in Mexico policy, officials and lawyers warn.
— Read on www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-08-28/trump-administration-pushes-thousands-to-mexico-to-await-asylum-cases

Protesters Confront Congressmen Visiting NJ ICE Facility: ‘What Are You Doing To Shut This Place Down?’ – Gothamist

The vast majority of New York and New Jersey immigrants who are arrested by ICE end up in publicly-run county jails in overwhelmingly Democratic Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties.
— Read on gothamist.com/2019/08/22/nj_elizabeth_ice_jeffries.php

Blowing the Whistle on Russian Hybrid Tactics – Visegrad Insight – American Academics also corrupted by Russian and Chinese investments

the Russian propagandists, on the one hand, are trying to whitewash the Putin regime, and on the other hand, they create the impression that, for example, Russia Today is no worse than CNN and works in the same weight category. This is not true.

Source: Blowing the Whistle on Russian Hybrid Tactics – Visegrad Insight

Via Aleksey Godin

Trump endorsed Curt Schilling’s possible run for Congress. He’s a conspiracy theorist who uses social media to peddle bigotry and hatred. | Media Matters for America

President Donald Trump recently endorsed a possible congressional run from former MLB pitcher and Breitbart podcast host Curt Schilling. Schilling has a long history of spewing anti-Muslim, racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic commentary, and he was fired by ESPN for posting anti-trans bigotry on Facebook. He has also promoted multiple conspiracy theories, including QAnon and claims that the Sandy Hook mass shooting was a hoax, and once praised a shirt endorsing violence against journalists.

Source: Trump endorsed Curt Schilling’s possible run for Congress. He’s a conspiracy theorist who uses social media to peddle bigotry and hatred. | Media Matters for America