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NoRoadUntravelled's Journal
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May 31, 2020

Trump Justice Department Killed Police Reform Programs That Could Have Helped Minneapolis


"Since President Donald Trump took office, his appointees at the Justice Department have all but eliminated the federal government’s police reform work.

The Civil Rights Division’s police practices group has shrunk by half, and it hasn’t opened any major pattern-or-practice investigations that could rein in police departments that regularly violate constitutional rights. "


May 28, 2020

Trump to sign executive order on social-media companies on Thursday

Source: MarketWatch

President Donald Trump is poised to sign an executive order on social-media companies Thursday, escalating his war on Twitter Inc., although it remains unclear what it will entail.

A White House spokesperson confirmed the order late Wednesday, a day after Twitter TWTR, -2.76% issued its first fact-checking warning label to some of his tweets.

In a series of tweets Wednesday, Trump threatened to “regulate” or even “close” social-media platforms. Legal experts scoffed at the president’s ability to moderate f social-media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook Inc. FB, -1.31% and Snap Inc. SNAP, -2.35% .


Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-to-sign-executive-order-on-social-media-companies-on-thursday-2020-05-27?mod=newsviewer_click

What are your thoughts? First Twitter....then all of media? What?
May 22, 2020

Montgomery, Alabama hit hard by Covid19 after being open for the last 10 days.


Major hospitals in the Montgomery area have run out of ICU beds, Mayor Steven Reed said at a news conference Wednesday, while others only one or two beds left.
Patients in need of care are now instead being sent 90 miles away to Birmingham, Alabama, the mayor said, a step the city hasn’t had to take until now.


May 21, 2020

The United States has fallen to 25th place in the Democracy Index


"The highly partisan nature of Washington politics has contributed to this trend. Republicans and Democrats are increasingly seen as being focused on blocking each other’s agenda, to the detriment of policymaking. This trend has worsened under the current administration. Rising partisan tensions have left Congress in a stalemate: the passage of the revised US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was the only piece of major legislation to get through the divided legislature in 2019. Mr Trump has not been the dealmaker he had boasted he would be, at least not on the domestic front. His response to the consistent hostility of the opposition to his presidency from day one has been to go on the offensive and up the ante. He has been deliberately provocative in an effort to rally his political and voter base, particularly on issues such as immigration and security."

Here's a link to the white paper by The Economist

May 20, 2020

Whatever happened to First, Do No Harm? "Trump Allies Lining Up Doctors to Prescribe Rapid Opening"


“Anybody who joins one of our coalitions is vetted,” Murtaugh said Monday. “And so quite obviously, all of our coalitions espouse policies and say things that are, of course, exactly simpatico with what the president believes. ... The president has been outspoken about the fact that he wants to get the country back open as soon as possible.”


So now he's got members of the medical profession going against medical advice?

May 19, 2020

If I were a gambler I'd bet the deed to the penthouse that tRump is NOT taking Hydroxychloroquine.

He made the announcement to drive sales as his supporters flock to their doctors to request it.

His announcement comes right around the time Republican Rep. Roger Marshall, an obstetrician who is running for Senate in Kansas, recommends the drug to everyone over 65.

You have to KNOW they and their cronies have bought stock and are just waiting for sales to skyrocket and stocks to surge.

May 13, 2020

Can't help but wonder what it's going to look like when the debris left by this regime settles.

It feels like a take down of everything good we believed we were as a country and a grinding of the heel on the places we were already broken.

Daily, so much of my mind's been occupied with listening for the other shoe to drop from what seems like an endless supply of shoes.
I realized today I've been so busy thinking about what I don't want (current occupant of Oval Office and all that means) that I haven't spent time envisioning what I do want, not just for President but for us as a nation.
I'm going to spend some time each day to imagine a country where all the things we've petitioned for and voted for and worked for will come to pass.

I was so busy watching stories of the worst of what we have to offer each other and the world that I took my eyes off all the goodness that is here living in the hearts of Americans. Of us. We have so many heroes in our midst. Some of them make the news but most of our heroes are the quiet ones. They go about the business of making the world a better place by making kindness a priority. They do it by caring. That's who we really are. Millions and millions of us.

We're evolving as a nation and it's not easy when not everyone wants to move into the future. We're headed that way none the less and I'm going to enjoy envisioning it. Then, if I live to be very old, to see it come to pass.

May 11, 2020

tRump outbid states for PPEs and increased virus deaths. Will he do the same with food supplies?

Is there any reason to believe he can be trusted with the nation's food supply?

May 10, 2020

I have this recurring fantasy of a nation wide protest by senior citizens

We can have burn barrel fires where confederate flags and swastikas are burned.
Those of us who can still do it will take a knee during the National Anthem.
And to top it all off, the protest will be completely silent. No one will say a word.

We'll carry signs that say; I helped build this economy for 50 years.
Now pro-lifers want me to die for it.

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