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We The People, Your Voice is Worthless

we_the_people11The White House “We the People” petition site — where citizens lobbied for issues such as LGBT rights and the “construction of a Death Star” — was temporarily shut down on Monday.

The Trump administration said the platform, created during the Obama administration, will return in late January as a new site.

A White House official says the move will save taxpayers $1.3 million annually.

The site launched in 2011 and was initially named “We the People.”

Some of the petitions caught on as viral stunts while others addressed more serious concerns.

In 2015, the death of Leelak Alcorn sparked a petition on the site to ban “conversion therapy.” It received more than 120,000 signatures.

The 17-year-old Alcorn left a online note before committing suicide that explained how religious therapists had tried to convert her.

As a response to the petition, President Obama called for an end to “conversion therapy” for gay and transgender teens.

In a statement posted on the site, a senior adviser to Obama said the White House shared the concern about conversion therapy’s “potentially devastating effects” on LGBT youth.

In November 2012, a petition asking the Obama Administration to “begin construction of a Death Star” was met with a less than enthusiastic response.

“The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it,” read the statement from Paul Shawcross, chief of the science and space branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget.

“The Administration does not support blowing up planets. Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?”

The Death Star is a moon-shaped battle station in the science fiction film “Star Wars.”

The official from the Trump administration said that all existing petitions and responses will be restored next year.

Petitions that reach the required 100,000 signatures will begin receiving responses.

Among the recent unanswered petitions that have met the threshold are calls on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns and to place his assets in a blind trust.

These are some of the petitions that have hit the 100,000 signature threshold:

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Da Vinci Buyer ?

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The true buyer behind the recent blockbuster $450.3 million sale at Christie’s New York of Leonardo da Vinci‘s Salvator Mundi is Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the Wall Street Journal revealed today.

 

MDC says ….. OK…. Enjoy the painting.

Yesterday, the New York Times broke the story that a lesser-known Saudi prince and distant relative of Bin Salman, Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed, had been the winning bidder of the Leonardo. “[B]ut he is a proxy” for the crown prince, an unidentified “Saudi art world” source told the WSJ.

Observers had found it strange that a figure like Prince Bader, nearly unknown outside of his home country, would be behind the purchase of the most expensive painting of all time. (Indeed, yesterday artnet News’s Andrew Goldstein and Julia Halperin speculated about the possibility that he was buying Salvator Mundi on behalf of Prince Mohammed.)

The WSJ adds some interesting context on the purchase:

Mohammed bin Salman, known by his initials MBS, was identified as the painting’s buyer in U.S. intelligence reports, according to people with direct knowledge of the information. American officials have closely watched Prince Mohammed’s activities, particularly as he moves to sideline contenders to the throne and has arrested rivals in the Saudi capital.

The blockbuster art acquisition now appears to be a move in a much bigger geopolitical game unfolding across the Middle East. The WSJ report notes that Saudi Arabia’s big auction move may be an effort to win “cultural bragging rights” and focus attention on its own emerging art scene, especially given the decade-long and frequently splashy art buying spree of the Qatari royals.

The Qataris have made headlines in recent years by setting art-market records, among them the $250 million paid privately for Cezanne’s The Card Players in 2012.

Yesterday, the Louvre Abu Dhabi had tipped off its followers to further news about the possible owner of Salvator Mundi when it began posting on social media that the 500-year old painting was headed for the just-opened institution.

The WSJ notes that the Abu Dhabi destination may also help explain the Saudi crown prince’s political motives for acquiring it. The United Arab Emirates, of which Abu Dhabi is the capital, has deepened ties with Saudi Arabia amid Prince Mohammed’s ascent to power. The UAE has long tried to establish itself as a cultural hub, with mixed results. Both Saudi Arabia and the UAE cut diplomatic ties with Qatar this past summer after long-simmering tensions.

The ruler of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed has acted as a mentor for Saudi’s Prince Mohammed as he moves forward with his own grand plans for the country.

Blood on Trumps Hands

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MDC states, Welcome to the Kiss of Death !!
I looked at the spelling of Jerusalem, SALEM means PEACEFUL !
Jerusalem, a Middle Eastern city west of the Dead Sea, has been a place of pilgrimage and worship for Jews, Christians and Muslims since the biblical era. Its Old City has significant religious sites around the Temple Mount compound, including the Western Wall (sacred to Judaism), the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (a Christian pilgrimage site) and the Dome of the Rock (a 7th-century Islamic shrine with a gold dome).
Founded: 3000 BC
  • Saudi Arabia, an ally of the US, called the new policy “a flagrant provocation to Muslims”
  • Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said recognition crossed “all red lines”
  • China warned against escalating tensions in the Middle East
  • Jordan’s King Abdullah said the decision would “undermine efforts to resume the peace process”
  • Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi urged Mr Trump “not to complicate the situation in the region”
  • Turkey called for a summit of Muslim countries in December to discuss the developments
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said “Muslims must stand united against this major plot”

Trump Supports Rape, Child Molester

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President Trump on Monday endorsed embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Twitter, offering his most explicit thumbs up yet for the candidate who is accused of preying on teen girls as an adult.

“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!” he tweeted just after 6 a.m.

He later added: “Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders…& so much more. Look at your 401-k’s since Election. Highest Stock Market EVER! Jobs are roaring back!”

The White House has previously said Trump believes “the people of Alabama should decide” who deserves to win the seat — although he has personally expressed doubts about the accusations against the 70-year-old former judge, while railing against his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones.

“I can tell you one thing for sure: We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat, Jones,” Trump said several weeks ago.

“He denies it. Look, he denies it,” Trump said of the accusations against Moore. “If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. And look, you have to look at him also.”  MDC says, TRUMP denies it as well.

MDC adds, When a man rapes a woman , they deny it as well in court.  THEY ALL LIE !!!

 

 

LOCK HIM UP

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FREEDOM FROM FEAR
Las Vegas, Nevada, the scene of an angry male, who took his misery, and sprayed it all over.

The bare facts: His father was on the most wanted list of the FBI.

Results, a son who saw himself as his father’s son, and making sure the sins of the son were greater.

Children whose parents have some stigma, that community and culture exploit, create emotional traumas and shadow behaviors unrecognized, until they come out.

We have seen the result of a President Bush, in some moment of saving face, go to war to finish a job his President father left in the son’s mind, incomplete.

It’s inherent in the human species to seek one’s history.

Humanity never had the time to explore these deep behaviors traceable through generations, and centuries, until now.

And the American situation is, we have a President who might just be trying to obliterate the sins of his father, and maybe his mother’s and family members. The hatred that the father created, still exists. The shadow runs deep. This psychological shadow needs the light of day.

Locking him up, or putting him out of the office, are in play.

The American shadow began when the first Spaniards landed. That shadow of superiority must be nipped in the bud. The inquisition still separates the indigenous from the Lords of the church. Healing has begun in some South American countries.

Today we have the time and the need to go inward. We don’t want to repeat those past histories that created the shadows we are still suffering from today.

Trump Hates Immigrants

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The Trump organization is guilty of the bullshit he’s trying to push forward on his agenda.

How about the EB-5 Visa program, Mr. Trump ?  Lets talk about; TRUMP AND CHINA ?

The EB5 visa, employment-based fifth preference category or EB5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program, created in 1990 by the Immigration Act of 1990, provides a method for eligible Immigrant Investors to become lawful permanent residents — informally known as “green card” holders — by investing at least $1,000,000 toThe Trump administration is reportedly challenging a record number of H-1B visa applications for high-skilled workers, a sign that the White House is cracking down on legal immigration.

Reuters reported Wednesday that the U.S. has issued more than 85,000 visa challenges to H-1B visa applicants this year, which is a 45 percent increase from the same period last year. The total number of H-1B requests in 2017 has risen by just 3 percent from 2016.

H-1B visas allow high-skilled foreign workers to temporarily fill highly specialized jobs in the U.S. that would otherwise go unfilled, usually in the technology, education or health care fields. Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and Google were some of the top users of this three-year visa program last year, according to the report.

One immigration attorney representing a Massachusetts health care system told Reuters that the Trump administration is doing everything it can to close loopholes in the H-1B program.

“They’re doing anything they can to delay the processing and adjudications and in their mind close any perceived loopholes,” Anthony Pawelski said.The move follows an announcement by the Trump administration in April that it was investigating “fraud and abuse” of the H-1B visa program by American companies.

“The H-1B visa program should help U.S. companies recruit highly-skilled foreign nationals when there is a shortage of qualified workers in the country. Yet, too many American workers who are as qualified, willing, and deserving to work in these fields have been ignored or unfairly disadvantaged,” the Department of Homeland Security said in April.

“Protecting American workers by combating fraud in our employment-based immigration programs is a priority.”