By Flatus, a Trail Mix Contributor
You were a school kid whose family had pooled their funds in order to send you and your sibs to Washington, DC to confront your government about the murder of school children in our country? Murders caused by lack of meaningful and effective laws protecting your classmates from mayhem never envisioned by the Founders when they crafted the 2nd Amendment?
How would you feel, this morning, when you arrived in the District of Columbia and found:
–Our President gone for the weekend.
–Both Houses of Congress boarded up because the members left yesterday on ten days vacation.
I KNOW HOW I FEEL AND IT ISN’T NICE!
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Run for one term. Pick a young running mate.
Votedem.org List of 2020 Possibilities
- Joe Biden, former Vice President
- Cory Booker, New Jersey Senator
- Julian Castro, former HUD Secretary
- Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor
- Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Mayor
- Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Senator
- Kamala Harris, California Senator
- Eric Holder, former Attorney General
- John Hickenlooper, Colorado Governor
- Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Senator
- Deval Patrick, former Massachusetts Governor
- Bernie Sanders, Vermont Senator
- Tom Steyer, Environmental and Trump Impeachment advocate
- Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Senator
- Oprah Winfrey, Media Entrepreneur
It’s about what is done with our privacy. Targeting those whose data profiles demonstrate tendencies to believe lies about particular politicians. And then delivering those lies to suppress or provoke votes.
Karen McDougal is suing AMI, the parent company of the National Enquirer, for a “multifaceted effort to silence her” after an affair w/ Donald Trump, per her lawyer.
President Trump must face a defamation suit filed by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, judge rules.
In 2011, Stormy Daniels told a polygraph examiner that she had unprotected sex with Donald Trump in 2006. The exam concluded she was being truthful, according to copy of report obtained by NBC News.
Meanwhile … Associated Press: Cambridge Analytica chief executive Alexander Nix has said in comments that were secretly recorded and broadcast Tuesday by Britain’s Channel 4 news that his company played a major role in securing Donald Trump’s narrow victory in the 2016 presidential election. “We did all the research, all the data, all the analytics, all the targeting, we ran all the digital campaign, the television campaign and our data informed all the strategy,” says Nix, whose company is being investigated by British officials for its handling of personal data gathered on Facebook.
And … Top litigator Theodore Olson turns down offer from Trump legal team.
Today I deleted my Facebook accounts. Haven’t trusted the site for a long time, ever since I was harassed to turn over my cell phone number to “protect your privacy.” Same goes for Google.
Facebook’s prevarication until caught allowing data mining of users for political purposes is its right. But it’s also the right of users to say so long, we’re out of here.
Even here in our little corner of the Internets I do everything possible to block spammers, cookie archiving, bots, or any other nefarious storage of personal information by unfriendlies. The fact that Facebook not only didn’t make a similar effort, but instead apparently welcomed abuses for profit, ought to provoke its customers to question further affiliation.