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Letter to the editor: Trump’s ignorance

Donald Trump was bailed out of bankruptcy by Russian crime bosses
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/...

January 23, 2018 at 6:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Trump’s ignorance

There are holes in the Wall concept. The holes have been known for two decades. Corporate Welfare knows no boundaries

http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?...

As the U.S. Department of Homeland Security marches down the Texas border serving condemnation lawsuits to frightened landowners, Brownsville resident Eloisa Tamez, 72, has one simple question. She would like to know why her land is being targeted for destruction by a border wall, while a nearby golf course and resort remain untouched.

Tamez, a nursing director at the University of Texas at Brownsville, is one of the last of the Spanish land grant heirs in Cameron County. Her ancestors once owned 12,000 acres. In the 1930s, the federal government took more than half of her inherited land, without paying a cent, to build flood levees.

Now Homeland Security wants to put an 18-foot steel and concrete wall through what remains.

While the border wall will go through her backyard and effectively destroy her home, it will stop at the edge of the River Bend Resort and golf course, a popular Winter Texan retreat two miles down the road. The wall starts up again on the other side of the resort.

“It has a golf course and all of the amenities,” Tamez says. “There are no plans to build a wall there. If the wall is so important for security, then why are we skipping parts?”

Along the border, preliminary plans for fencing seem to target landowners of modest means and cities and public institutions such as the University of Texas at Brownsville, which rely on the federal government to pay their bills.

A visit to the River Bend Resort in late January reveals row after row of RVs and trailers with license plates from chilly northern U.S. states and Canadian provinces. At the edge of a lush, green golf course, a Winter Texan from Canada enjoys the mild, South Texas winter and the landscaped ponds, where white egrets pause to contemplate golf carts whizzing past. The woman, who declines to give her name, recounts that illegal immigrants had crossed the golf course once while she was teeing off. They were promptly detained by Border Patrol agents, she says, adding that agents often park their SUVs at the edge of the golf course.

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There are some wealthy landowners and campaign contributors on that border who do not way any government activity on their property ====== as GW Bush was advised.

Their haciendas like privacy. Which tells me the immigrant situation is mostly a fairy tale.

BOEING has taken taxpayers to the cleaners on a virtual wall idea that was never applied to a border security operation. Yep they still got OUR tax dollars as payment.

January 23, 2018 at 6:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Thousands attend Lawrence's 2018 Women's March to promote resistance, change

Women can force the change necessary BECAUSE they are the largest group of voters on the USA planet.

It won't pay back to vote for a woman candidate simply because the candidate is a woman. GOP women are in large part are not republicans instead they very right wing libertarian or fundamentalist thinkers that which vote against women. Too many right wing women are on high tax dollar salaries = paid too much to be voting against women.

Lynn Jenkins and Susan Wagle are but two examples. Women cannot afford conservative women.

Therefore if moderate to liberal minded women are going to run for office it is going to require a large number of women votes to get them elected.

January 21, 2018 at 3:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Thousands attend Lawrence's 2018 Women's March to promote resistance, change

I say the market could crash in order for Trump to stick with the status quo platform of the conservative right wing that is well established. Take down the economy then force taxpayers to bailout Wall Street and Wall Street Banks instead of throwing the Wall Street Mismanagement Teams in jail.

Yes the pattern of such is set in stone.

This is what drives up SUPPORT for Social Services in America!

--- Conservatives DELIIBERATELY CRASHING THE ECONOMY
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfr...

--- GW Bush Lies About Social Security to Americans( This would cost taxpayers $4 trillion,place taxpayers insurance money at risk and wreck the economy) Social Security Insurance Privatization ( This would cost taxpayers $4 trillion, add $300 billion to the debt each of the next 20 years, place taxpayers insurance money at risk and wreck the economy)
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

--- Conservatives Use "Rebuilding America's Defences," to openly advocate for total global USA military domination. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?...

--- Conservatives Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan Heist http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12...

--- Conservatives Bush/Cheney Wall Street Home Loan Heist
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/02...

--- What Did Conservatives Do With $700 billion of bank bail out money?
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10...

--- Still A Bad Idea –The Conservative ENTITLEMENT Package for the wealtiest 1% which is still producing a dysfunctional economy.
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

The TRUMP the RUMP tax cuts spell wreckanomics and are an extension of the GW Bush Supply Side Economics which effectively send jobs abraod and economies down the tubes. Tax breaks going 38 years has been a highlight of the right wing libertarian/fundamentalist party since Reagan/Bush.

THE SAME plan which has brought to the taxpayers 3 loan scams, wreckless mergers and too many corporate bailouts surrounding senseless lending and unethical management from the top.

January 21, 2018 at 3:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Thousands attend Lawrence's 2018 Women's March to promote resistance, change

I say the market could crash in order for Trump to stick with the status quo platform of the conservative right wing that is well established.

Yes the pattern of such is set in stone.

Jeb Bush defaulted on a $4.56 million loan from Broward Federal Savings in Sunrise, Florida. After federal regulators closed the S&L, the office building that Jeb used the $4.56 million to finance was reappraised by the regulators at $500,000, which Bush and his partners paid. The taxpayers had to pay back the remaining 4 million plus dollars.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12...

The S&L scandals is by no means the only incident of questionable, and actually illegal, financial activity that the Bush family has been involved in. The line of questionable, illegal, and unethical businesses practices goes back at least to Prescott Bush Sr., George Bush Sr.’s father. Prescott

Prescott Bush was a Senator from 1952 – 1963. Previous to his time as a Senator Prescott was a banker and businessman. Prior to the American entry into WWII Prescott Bush was director of Union Banking Corporation. Union Banking Corporation helped to finance Hitler’s regime. The Concentration Camps of Nazi Germany were labor camps that the Nazis used to make products for their regime as well as for sale to raise money. Prescott profited directly from the Auschwitz labor camp.

In 1942, after Hitler declared war on America the United States government seized the Union Banking Corporation under the Trading with the Enemy Act as a front operation that was supporting the Nazis. Much of the profits from the operation were already pocketed by Prescott however, and $1.5 million was put in a trust fund for George Bush Sr.

For more on Prescott Bush's ties to the Nazis see:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0...

January 21, 2018 at 3:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Thousands attend Lawrence's 2018 Women's March to promote resistance, change

Women can force the change necessary BECAUSE they are the largest group of voters on the USA planet.

It won't pay back to vote for a woman candidate simply because the candidate is a woman. GOP women are in large part are not republicans instead they very right wing libertarian or fundamentalist thinkers that which vote against women. Too many right wing women are on high tax dollar salaries = paid too much to be voting against women.

Lynn Jenkins and Susan Wagle are but two examples. Women cannot afford conservative women.

Therefore if moderate to liberal minded women are going to run for office it is going to require a large number of women votes to get them elected.

January 21, 2018 at 4:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New poll shows how far Colyer is behind Kobach in one key area

Colyer has yet to strike me as a republican and Kobach simply cannot be republican. Both men support voter suppression.

Voters ORGANIZING A VOTING DAY PACKET might be a preventive measure which could include:

--- a birth certificate

--- a drivers license or state ID card

--- proof of voter registration etc etc etc.

--- --- Military Discharge Papers

--- Keep this packet close to protect your right to vote

Do it today in case it is discovered one or more of the above cannot be found. None of these are difficult to replace. But will take time.

January 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas unemployment rate drops to lowest point in nearly 18 years

This report is political rhetoric. if any worker is making less than $64,500 a year in Lawrence,Kansas that person is at the poverty level.

$17.50 per hour = $33,000 per year ...... which was worth more 50 years ago.

Brownback and the republicans pushed the ALEC Right to Work legislation which essentially reduced wages.

January 20, 2018 at 2:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Empty storefronts become a bit more prominent in Lawrence, new report shows; vacancy rate hits recent high

America is over stored which is created by over loading the markets which promotes economic displacement ...... successfully.

January 20, 2018 at 2:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Fixing the state of Kansas, step two

I celebrate the mostly democrat opposition to the conservative reckless manipulation and mismanagement of the people's government.

Thank you democrats for not caving.

January 20, 2018 at 2:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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