Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Foxwoods Resorts Casino ...

Trump Criticizes Pequots, Casino

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Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Foxwoods Resorts Casino, and DraftKings Enter Multi-Channel Deal

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Foxwoods Is Fighting For Its Life --- Foxwoods Casino covers an area of 6.7 million square feet. It has a staggering 6,300 slot machines, and 10,000 employees. When it launched, it was a goldmine for the Pequot Tribe. But now it's crumbling under $2.3bn of debt

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Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes release new renderings of East Windsor casino

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TIL the largest casino in the Western Hemisphere is run by the Mashantucket Pequot tribe - a Native American tribe wiped out 300 years ago and then revived by a man named Skip Hayward, who identified himself as white up until the 1970s.

TIL the largest casino in the Western Hemisphere is run by the Mashantucket Pequot tribe - a Native American tribe wiped out 300 years ago and then revived by a man named Skip Hayward, who identified himself as white up until the 1970s. submitted by whiskeydrone to todayilearned [link] [comments]

An Indian Tribe Faces Its Eroding Fortunes [Foxwoods Casino - Mashantucket Pequot tribe]

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Foxwoods Is Fighting for Its Life (Foxwoods Casino covers an area of 6.7 million square feet. It has a staggering 6,300 slot machines, and 10,000 employees. When it launched, it was a goldmine for the Pequot Tribe. But now it's crumbling under $2.3bn of debt)

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Lost in the Sauce: Barr's DOJ shut down investigations of Trump and admin officials

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater… or a global health crisis.
Housekeeping:

Post-election

On Saturday, Trump announced on Twitter that he has put his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in charge of his campaign's long-shot post-election legal challenges. Other people on the team include Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis.
  • Giuliani worked with a Russian agent to smear Biden. diGenova and Toensing tried to get the Justice Department to drop charges against corrupt Ukraine oligarch Dmytro Firtash. Powell represents Michael Flynn and champions "deep state" conspiracies. Ellis said gay marriage leads to pedophilia.
NYT: Mr. Trump turned to Mr. Giuliani earlier on Friday in reaction to the latest setback he faced in court, this one relating to votes in Maricopa County, Arizona… A half-dozen other Trump advisers have described Mr. Giuliani’s efforts as counterproductive and said that he was giving the president unwarranted optimism about what could happen… In an Oval Office meeting with aides on Thursday, Mr. Trump put Mr. Giuliani on speakerphone so the others could hear him. He angrily accused the aides of not telling the president the truth
Giuliani’s conspiracy-riddled rant at Four Seasons Total Landscaping was so disastrous that it “scared off many of the lawyers” recruited to argue election-related lawsuits. Politico: “Campaign officials described the episode as disastrous...there are widespread concerns within Trumpworld and GOP circles that Giuliani’s antics are thwarting the president’s legal machinery from within.”
Two major law firms have withdrawn from Trump campaign cases as his legal challenges crumble. Arizona’s largest law firm Snell & Wilmer dumped the RNC and Trump campaign effort to challenge votes in Maricopa County. Porter Wright Morris & Arthur is abandoning Trump’s attempt to block Pennsylvania's popular vote for Joe Biden.
  • In one day (Friday), nine cases meant to attack President-elect Joe Biden's win in key states were denied or dropped - seven in Pennsylvania, one in Arizona, and one in Michigan.
The new federal chief information security officer, Camilo Sandoval, has already taken leave from his day job to participate in a pro-Trump effort to hunt for evidence of voter fraud in the battleground states. The group, Voter Integrity Fund, is a newly formed Virginia-based group that is analyzing ballot data and cold-calling voters. Sandoval was officially appointed on Nov. 4, 2020, but lists his starting date at October on his personal LinkedIn page.
WaPo: Sandoval is part of a hastily convened team led by Matthew Braynard, a data specialist who worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign. Another participant is Thomas Baptiste, an adviser to the deputy secretary of the Interior Department who also took a leave to work on the project. Braynard said in an interview that several other government officials on leave are also assisting the effort, but he declined to identify them.
Media’s role:
  • Facebook Cut Traffic To Leading Liberal Pages Just Before The Election: Liberal page administrators who spoke with BuzzFeed News said that their reach declined by as much as 70%, and still hasn’t recovered.
  • Facebook Live Spread Election Conspiracies And Russian State-Controlled Content Despite Employee Fears: The social network’s live video tool has recommended videos featuring misinformation and the hyperpartisan views of Trump allies leading up to and following election day in the US.
  • In the week after the election, Trump’s postings dominated Facebook, accounting for the 10 most engaged status updates in the United States, and 22 of the top 25. “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!” was his top post.
  • YouTube Is Doing Very Little to Stop Election Misinformation From Spreading
  • Social media app Parler receives financial backing from conservative hedge-fund investor Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, The Wall Street Journal reported. Parler turned into a kind of de facto home for conservatives’ protests against the election— including the persistent “Stop the Steal” campaign— after the race was called for former Vice President Joe Biden. Several high-profile conservative social media personalities encouraged people to abandon Twitter and Facebook because of their moderation policies, and instead follow them on Parler.

Transition

Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, still hasn’t signed the official letter that would allow the incoming Biden team to formally begin the transition. House Democrats are assessing options to force the GSA’s hand, which could include summoning Murphy to the Hill to testify or suing her. “Obviously, Congress could file suit against the GSA administrator for failing to do her duty. We could seek to get a court to, in fact, issue an order
Her ascertainment is the legally necessary precursor to the government’s assistance to the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition Team. It releases $6.3 million dollars to the team, which is funded by public and private money; a loan of expanded federal office space and equipment; access to government agencies that will begin sharing information and records about ongoing activities, plans and vulnerabilities; national security briefings for the president; and other support.
  • The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently confirmed that it is not providing national security briefings to the president-elect. The Defense Department has also reportedly indicated that it will not meet with the Biden-Harris transition team until Murphy formally affirms the apparent winner.
One of the officials fired in Trump’s latest purge was helping prepare for the transition to the new administration. USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick was removed abruptly to make way for a Trump loyalist after she had been supportive of transition planning, including the preparation of a 440-page manual for the next administration.
The GSA’s refusal to enact the transition has locked Biden’s team out of crucial Covid-19 pandemic data and government agency contacts. The president-elect’s Covid-19 task force has been trying to work around the federal government by connecting with governors and the health community.
  • The head of Operation Warp Speed, Moncef Slaoui, called on the White House to allow contact with the Biden team, saying “It is a matter of life and death for thousands of people.”
White House’s Office of Management and Budget is considering 145 new regulations and other policy changes they could enact before Biden’s inauguration - rules that will be challenging to undo once they are finalized. Critics and supporters of the administration say they expect a final burst of regulations to be finalized in the weeks before Jan. 20.
The rules under development include policies that the incoming Biden administration would probably oppose, such as new caps on the length of foreign student visas; restrictions on the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of scientific research; limits on the EPA’s consideration of the benefits of regulating air pollutants; and a change that would make it easier for companies to treat workers as independent contractors, rather than employees with more robust wage protections.
Last week, both Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said they’re preparing for a second Trump term. “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” Pompeo said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon (clip). Pompeo then doubled down on Fox News (clip). “We are moving forward here at the White House under the assumption there will be a second Trump term,” Navarro said on Fox Business Friday (clip).

DOJ interference

Attorney General William Barr stopped career prosecutors in DOJ’s Public Integrity Section from investigating whether President Trump broke any laws related to his conduct with Ukraine last year. The section was initially given the green light to pursue “a potentially explosive inquiry” into Trump, but after the Senate acquitted the president during impeachment proceedings, Barr sent the case to the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn.
Prosecutors in DOJ’s Public Integrity Section were also prevented from bringing charges against former interior secretary Ryan Zinke by political appointees atop the Justice Department. Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen told prosecutors that they needed to gather more evidence and refine the case against Zinke for lying to Interior investigators.
  • The investigation into Zinke stemmed from his decision to block two Native American tribes—the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan—from opening a casino in Connecticut. Zinke’s office had been lobbied heavily by MGM Resorts International, which had been planning to open its own casino very close to where the tribes intended to break ground.
Sixteen assistant U.S. attorneys specially assigned to monitor malfeasance in the 2020 election urged Barr on Friday to rescind his memo allowing election-fraud investigations before results are certified. "It was developed and announced without consulting non-partisan career professionals in the field and at the Department. Finally, the timing of the Memorandum's release thrusts career prosecutors into partisan politics," the prosecutors wrote.
An internal Justice Department investigation found that federal prosecutors who oversaw a controversial non-prosecution deal with Jeffrey Epstein in 2008 exercised “poor judgment” but did not break the law. “They just say he used poor judgment, and that's their way of basically letting everyone off the hook while offering some sort of an olive branch to the victims that we acknowledge weren't treated perfectly,” said Brad Edwards, who sued the DOJ in 2008 on behalf of Epstein accusers.

Immigration news

Eastern District of New York Judge Nicholas Garaufis (Clinton-appointee) ruled that Chad Wolf was not legally serving as acting Homeland Security secretary when he signed rules limiting DACA program applications and renewals. Therefore, in a win for Dreamers and immigration activists, Garaufis said the changes were invalid.
The judge described an illegitimate shuffling of leadership chairs at the Department of Homeland Security, the agency responsible for immigration enforcement, for the predicament of Wolf's leadership and that of his predecessor, Kevin McAleenan.
"Based on the plain text of the operative order of succession," Garaufis wrote in the Saturday ruling, "neither Mr. McAleenan nor, in turn, Mr. Wolf, possessed statutory authority to serve as Acting Secretary. Therefore the Wolf Memorandum was not an exercise of legal authority."
  • There's a renewed push to get Chad Wolf confirmed as Homeland Security secretary -- a position in which he's been serving in an acting capacity for a yearr -- before Inauguration Day. In the past week, Homeland Security officials spoke to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office about bringing the nomination to a floor vote in the coming weeks.
Within the last six months, as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the US, the Trump administration filed 75 lawsuits to seize private land along the US-Mexico border for the border wall." People right now are having to choose between their health and their homes," said Ricky Garza, a staff attorney at the Texas Civil Rights Project, a legal advocacy group.
After a series of price increases, Trump’s border project will cost taxpayers $20 million per mile of border fence. A review of federal spending data shows more than 200 contract modifications, at times awarded within just weeks or months after the original contracts, have increased the cost of the border wall project by billions of dollars since late 2017.
DHS has expelled unaccompanied immigrant children from the US border more than 13,000 times since March, using the coronavirus as an excuse to deny children their right to asylum. Previously, unaccompanied children were sent to government-run shelters as they attempted to pursue their asylum cases.
Migrant children from Central America are being expelled to Mexico, where they have no family connections. The expulsions not only put children in danger - the policy violates a diplomatic agreement with Mexico that only Mexican children and others who had adult supervision could be pushed back into Mexico after attempting to cross the border.
The House Judiciary Committee released a report on the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border, revealing that the federal agency that cares for migrant children was not told about the policy. The chaos contributed to the inability to later reunite parents and children.
The Trump administration is trying to deport several women who allege they were mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention center. Hours after one detained woman spoke to federal investigators about forced hysterectomies at a Georgia detention center, she said ICE told her that it had lifted a hold on her deportation and she faced “imminent” removal. Six former patients who complained about Dr. Mahendra Amin had already been deported.
Northern District of Illinois Judge Gary Feinerman (Obama-appointee) blocked a key Trump administration policy that allowed officials to deny green cards to immigrants who might need public assistance Advocates who had feared that the policy would harm tens of thousands of poor people, particularly those affected by widespread job loss because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Miscellaneous

Microsoft said it has detected attempts by state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers to steal valuable data from leading pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers. “Among the targets, the majority are vaccine makers that have COVID-19 vaccines in various stages of clinical trials.”
Two census takers told The AP that their supervisors pressured them to enter false information into a computer system about homes they had not visited so they could close cases during the waning days of the once-a-decade national headcount.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday signaled it’s unlikely to tear down Obamacare over a Republican-backed lawsuit challenging the landmark health care law. Chief Justice John Roberts and Trump appointee Justice Brett Kavanaugh strongly questioned whether the elimination of the mandate penalty made the rest of the law invalid. Kavanaugh appeared to signal on several occasions that he favored leaving the rest of the law intact if the mandate is struck.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) was sued last week by four whistleblowers claiming that he abused his office to benefit himself, a woman with whom he was said to have had an affair, and the wealthy donor who employs her before retaliating against the members of his staff who reported him to the FBI.
The Trump administration is rushing plans to auction drilling rights in the U.S. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge before the inauguration of Biden, who has vowed to block oil exploration in the rugged Alaska wilderness. Biden’s efforts could be complicated if the Trump administration sells drilling rights first. Formally issued oil and gas leases on federal land are government contracts that can’t be easily yanked.
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4 dead at shooting in Brooklyn ‘gambling’ den

I hope Julius is Ok
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Question for Book Readers

Do they change the names of real places in the book as they did in the series?
As a Connecticut native it was pretty clear what the places were.
I know it was filmed in Poughkeepsie but, there is no Three Rivers, Connecticut. Three Rivers is clearly supposed to be Middletown, Connecticut.
The two mental hospitals are Connecticut Valley Hospital and Whiting Forensic Institute.
I assume the Indian Tribe is the Mohegans and not the Mashantucket Pequot as the only the Mohegan Casino is next to the Thames River.
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2 Tribal Casinos In Connecticut Roll The Dice And Reopen

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Gov. Ned Lamont says it’s too soon, but the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes say they are taking numerous steps to ensure that Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun are safe for patrons.
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ITT: Reasons you don't support Trump

Hi /EnoughTrumpSpam, let's make a list of incorrect/outrageous things Trump has said and done that made you not support him or added to your animus. I'll format all your responses with a table with the quote/action and a good source. Thanks.
Edit: Thanks for the gold heterosis
Quote/Action Source
"You take this little beautiful baby and you pump ... " he said, referring to mandatory childhood vaccines. "We had so many instances, people that work for me, just the other day, 2 years old, a beautiful child, went to have the vaccine and came back and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic." Washington Post
"The Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State." Trump's Facebook Account
"If we didn't remove incredibly powerful fire retardant asbestos & replace it with junk that doesn't work, the World Trade Center would have never burned down." Twitter
“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” Twitter
Ted Cruz’s father "was with Lee Harvey Oswald" before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Politifact
[Of Kim Jong Un] "And you've got to give him credit. How many young guys — he was like 26 or 25 when his father died — take over these tough generals…. It's incredible. He wiped out the uncle. He wiped out this one, that one. I mean, this guy doesn't play games.” Business Insider
“I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me.” Washington Post
We don't even really know who the leader [of ISIS] is.” Fox News interview with Bret Baier
"An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud." Twitter
“Don’t tell me it doesn’t work — torture works… Waterboarding is fine, but it’s not nearly tough enough, ok?” YouTube
“He’s [John McCain] not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” POLITICO
Donald Trump spent 10's of thousands of dollars on an ad campaign in 1989, urging New Yorkers to bring back the death penalty and execute five minority youths who were suspects in a brutal rape case. Decades later, the youths were completely exonerated when DNA evidence proved they had nothing to do with it. Upon hearing about the settlement, Trump wrote a lengthy editorial in the New York Daily News calling it a "disgrace" and "the heist of the century". In this screed, he complained that the youths were still certainly guilty and that the city was "stupid". The New Yorker
Said that Judge Curiel should not preside over his case because of his "Mexican heritage" Mediaite
Blamed the Tiananmen Square massacre on the protesters for a "riot" while being impressed at China's brutal "show of strength" The Guardian
He withdrew medical support that he promised for his brother's grandson with cerebral palsy because he was angry at the boy's parents New York Times
Trump University targeted students who 'hurt' and 'had problems' TIME
“Look, he [Barack Obama] was born Barry Soetero, somewhere along the line he changed his name.” Fox News
Students at Trump University were coerced to give positive reviews New York Times
Censorship on the Internet: "We're losing a lot of people because of the internet," Trump said. "We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what's happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that internet up in some ways. Somebody will say, 'Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.' These are foolish people." ABC
A former Trump University sales manager testified that he was reprimanded for not pushing a financially struggling couple hard enough to sign up for a $35,000 real estate class he knew they couldn’t afford. New York Times
Mr. Nicholas, a sales executive, recalled a deception used to lure students — that Donald J. Trump would be “actively involved” in their education. “This was not true,” he testified, saying Mr. Trump was hardly involved at all. New York Times
Ms. Sommer, an event manager, recounted how colleagues encouraged students to open up as many credit cards as possible to pay for classes that many of them could not afford. “It’s O.K., just max out your credit card,” she recalled their saying. New York Times
[Of Trump's tax plan] The plan would reduce federal revenues by $9.5 trillion over its first decade before accounting for added interest costs or considering macroeconomic feedback effects. Tax Policy Center
[Of Trump's tax plan] Unless it is accompanied by very large spending cuts, it could increase the national debt by nearly 80 percent of gross domestic product by 2036. Tax Policy Center
Tax cuts largely focused on the top 1% like Mr. Trump, both in dollars and as a percentage of income. The tax plan costs $11.2 trillion, more than any other candidate, and $4 trillion of that comes from tax breaks to the top 1% Tax Policy Center
Wants to bomb Iraq's oil fields CNN
When giving testimony before the Congressional Subcommittee on Native American Affairs, Trump spoke angrily about the Pequot Indians, whose new casino had just surpassed his Atlantic City casino as the most popular in America. ‘They don’t look like Indians to me and they don’t look like Indians to Indians,’ he complained. Mediaite
[About foreign policy] “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things...my primary consultant is myself” POLITICO
[About a protestor] 'I'd like to punch him in the face" CNN
"If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them," Trump said. "Just knock the hell — I promise you, I'll pay the legal fees." Business Insider
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. Washington Post
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on.” Campaign Website
Donald Trump's "trade wars" would lose around 4 million jobs, and another 3 million jobs would not be created that otherwise would have been, had the country not fallen into a trade-induced downturn Washington Post
Wanted his 1-year-old daughter to grow nice breasts NY Daily News
Doesn't think Muslim judges can do their jobs POLITICO
Called Geneva Conventions 'the problem' POLITICO
Gets his military advice from watching television Politics USA
Seemingly doesn't know what the term 'nuclear triad' means Rolling Stone
Flipped Flopped on Abortion (5 times in 3 days) Washington Post
Said that Bill Clinton had intimate knowledge of Vince Foster's suicide Washington Post
Anderson Cooper: Saudi Arabia, nuclear weapons? Trump: "Saudi Arabia, absolutely." CNN
Has never held public office Britannica
Has attacked/insulted people countless times on Twitter New York Times
Flip Flopped on the War in Afghanistan CNN
Has declared bankruptcy four times Politifact
Has refused release his tax returns, even though it is a tradition. When asked why not, he said "It's none of your business" after being pointed out that being audited doesn't prevent you from releasing them. New York Times
Has flip flopped on tax returns Washington Post Video
When he released his tax returns in the 80s, it showed he didn't pay anything in taxes Washington Post
We don't really need NATO in its current form. NATO is obsolete… if we have to walk, we walk.” MSNBC
Flip Flopped on Japan nukes CNN
Wants to abolish the EPA and cut Education spending Mother Jones
Said he would eliminate the "Department of Environmental," which doesn't exist." IBT
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass. 1991 interview with Esquire
"Our great African American President hasn't exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!" Twitter
"If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her" YouTube
Flip Flopped on Muslim ban POLITICO
“We have to be very strong with our military, with our security,” Trump said. “We have to be extremely strong, we have to be very strong in terms of looking at the mosques, which a lot of people say ‘oh, we don’t want to do that.’ We’re beyond that.” Mediaite
"I am being proven right about massive vaccinations—the doctors lied. Save our children & their future." Twitter
Flip Flopped on Torture IBT
“If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America.” DailyMail
“A person who is flat-chested is very hard to be a 10." New York Times
The unemployment rate may be as high as "42 percent." FactCheck
Flip Flopped on Hillary Clinton The Hill
"The Mexican government ... they send the bad ones over." Politifact
Flip Flopped on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict NBC
Trump's “plan” to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants would shrink the economy by about 2 percent. The sudden subtraction of 7 million workers would cause an immediate shock to thousands of businesses, triggering a GDP collapse ranging from $400 billion to $600 billion in production The Atlantic
[To Californians] "There is no drought." ABC
Mocked a disabled reporter CNN
Flip Flopped on the Iraq War Fortune
[Of Megyn Kelly] "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes," Trump told CNN's Don Lemon on Friday night. "Blood coming out of her wherever." CNN
[About Carly Fiorina] "Look at that face!" USA Today
Was endorsed/praised by North Korean State Media POLITICO
[Of Vladimir Putin] "I will tell you, in terms of leadership, he's getting an 'A,' Washington Post
Flip Flopped on Banning Assault Weapons Politifact
[About his penis] "I guarantee you there's no problem. I guarantee." CNN
Says the families of terrorists should be killed The Hill
Is seemingly okay with Vladimir Putin killing journalists Business Insider
Flip Flopped on Libya POLITICO
Has banned The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Beast, the Des Moines Register, the New Hampshire Union Leader, Univision and others from campaign events NPR
Has exaggerated his net worth by at least 100% Forbes
Tried to bulldoze an old woman's house so he could build a limousine parking lot The Guardian
“She’s a brilliant judge,” he said during the Houston debate last month. Cruz has been “criticizing my sister for signing a certain bill. You know who else signed that bill? Justice Samuel Alito, a very conservative member of the Supreme Court, with my sister, signed that bill. So I think that maybe we should get a little bit of an apology from Ted. What do you think?” Washington Post
Debt strategy is: Print more money CNN
Partially helped put Atlantic City into turmoil while benefiting himself New York Times
Tried to connect President Obama in the recent Orlando carnage Washington Post
Lawyer: Donald Trump called me 'disgusting' for request to pump breast milk CNN
Said there should be "beyond databases" for Muslims. Politifact
Said women should be punished for abortions YouTube
Wants to 'open up libel laws' POLITICO
Has been endorsed by far right politicians including a war criminal (Vojislav Šešelj) who comitted genocide against Muslims in the 90s Rolling Stone
Several of his business products have failed TIME
While frequently criticizing illegal immigrants and saying they should be deported, he hired them to make way for Trump Tower then denied the accusation New York Times
"Obama’s attack on the internet is another top down power grab. Net neutrality is the Fairness Doctrine. Will target conservative media." Twitter
Trade relations with Canada would be severed The Guardian
His anti-Muslim rhetoric is being using as ISIS propaganda Politifact
Had to be shamed into donating to veterans after promising to do so in January but was caught not giving anything Think Progress
"I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering" as the World Trade Center collapsed. Politifact
Claimed the movement to remove asbestos—a known carcinogen—was actually the handiwork of the mafia. Mother Jones
He bulldozed pristine and ecologically sensitive Scottish beachfront for a golf course then later went on to complain to a committee of the government of Scotland that the wind turbines off its shores ruin the view for his course The Guardian
"When I come home and dinner's not ready, I go through the roof" Vox
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[Hand Analysis] Pulled a dirty trick during a live tourney, is this a legit strategy?

Yesterday was a long day and this was an early hand, so some of the details are fuzzy. As terrible as it sounds I actually don't remember the blinds but I think it was 300/600 with no ante. There were 4 callers and I checked the big blind with Ad7c
The flop came 7s7h7d
I checked and the player to my left bet 3000. Folds around to me. I smooth call. Turn comes Qd
I check, opponent bets 10,000 and I raise to 20,000. He thinks for ~:20-:30 and calls. River comes 3d
I go all in for 45,000. Opponent starts verbally analyzing my moves so far. He doesn't seem to think quads is even a possibility but I can hear him talking himself into folding. I turn my Ad face up before he acts. The whole table freaks out. 2 players say my hand is mucked but I know it's a warning at best and a one round penalty at worst, totally worth 45k. The floor is called and rules that my hand plays with the card face up and let's me off with a warning.
Opponent thinks and makes a relatively quick call. I turn over the 7 and take down the pot.
I thought he might have a weak pocket pair giving him a full house. By turning over the Ad I want to mess with his head. Now maybe I'm playing a flush which is crushed by his full house. Maybe I'm trying to make him think I have 7s full of aces so he'll fold. Maybe he has pocket Queens and his full house crushes anything I could be playing.
After about a half hour he chipped back up again and lightened up enough to talk to me again and he said he was about to fold and turning the Ace up made him call.
Is this move beyond what is considered acceptable strategy? It was a totally illegal move. Is it tantamount to cheating? I knew the penalty would be worth the reward if the move succeeded. I am pretty sure I'd do the same thing again. Was I lucky my hand wasn't mucked? I know different poker rooms have different rules and I didn't even think about the possibility that the rules at this casino might not be the same as my regular casino. I don't know of any other way I could have gotten the same value out of my premium hand.
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December Community Day Locations Across CT

December Community Day Across the Northeast Looking for a local meet-up for the December 2019 Community Day? Check out the Silph League Map ((https://thesilphroad.com/map#5/41.43/-69.69)) , and join a local server. Here are your local staff that will be distributing the limited time Silph Traveler Badges at each event. Be sure to set up your Traveler Card ( https://thesilphroad.com/travelers-cards) before attending your local meet-up.
REMINDERS
>TIMELESS CUP: Be sure to check out the https://silph.gg/map to find a Timeless Cup near you!
(Listings and meet-up days subject to change. Please reach out to listed Discord Staff for most current info.)
DUE TO COLD TEMPERATURES AND UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER-- LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Server Name Town State Location Discord Staff
CT Raids Colchester CT Downtown Colchester skilty226#3252
CT Raids Ellington CT Arbor Park @Spark_07#1269
CT Raids Fairfield CT Fairfield Town Hall Bluecat313YT#4272
CT Raids Fairfield CT Fairfield Pequot Library tamrissa#2003
CT Raids Groton CT Wilcox Park, Westerly, RI Firedwarftj #6324, Kickinbeatz #2182, TristaAM(40) #8031, SummerOtaku#694, Firedwarftj #6324
CT Raids Guilford CT Guilford Green Shahailion#2405
CT Raids Hartford CT Bushnell Park NO STAFF
CT Raids Ledyard CT Foxwoods Resort and Casino (SATURDAY ONLY) ALAN#1455, IcyPinkLemonade#9069, Linz#9154, Mary Rose Julian 💙 40 🔩🚂#0714, YoungsterTrainer#6547
Pokemon Go Middletown Middletown CT "Plaque of Honor" 300 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT dDope#1860, LAURAM00N#128
CT Raids New Britain CT Central Connect State University taytayswifty#1029
CT Raids New Britain CT Walnut Hill Park SinisterReaper#0831, MysticRubyChef#2709
CT Raids Newtown CT Newtown Skate Park Isochrona#2749
CT Raids North Haven CT North Haven Green precisely3#2278
CT Raids Norwalk CT Maritime Center CorgiFluff#6710, ❄ Konstantinos ❄#8888, nyudiana#7416, valkyreya#6399, Vincent Drake#3952
CT Raids Old Wethersfield CT Main St. / Broad St. IcyPinkLemonade#9069 (SUNDAY ONLY)
CT Raids Simsbury CT Rotary Park eggs06#7718, je6105#5190, PokeDVM#6351
Stamford Raid Family Stamford CT Mill River Park Jcoona#3371, Jackrack#3720, raiderkat#3373
CT Raids Storrs CT Student Union Linz#9154 (SUNDAY ONLY), pop2-0#8427, VI#2482
Enfield-Suffield Trainers League Suffield CT Suffield Center LGTTurbo07#0716, jayarr#9832, MSundin40#1793
CT Raids Vernon/Rockville CT Downtown Rockville nikict154#7763, Erin_07#1269
CT Raids West Hartford CT Westfarms Mall GMuggle#5877
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January Community Day Across the Northeast

December Community Day Across the Northeast Looking for a local meet-up for the January 2020 Community Day? Check out the Silph League Map ((https://thesilphroad.com/map#5/41.43/-69.69)) , and join a local server. Here are your local staff that will be distributing the limited time Silph Traveler Badges at each event. Be sure to set up your Traveler Card ( https://thesilphroad.com/travelers-cards) before attending your local meet-up.
REMINDERS
>Fusion CUP: Be sure to check out the https://silph.gg/map to find a Fusion Cup near you!
(Listings and meet-up days subject to change. Please reach out to listed Discord Staff for most current info.)
Server Name Town State Location Discord Staff
CT Raids Colchester CT Downtown Colchester skilty226#3252
CT Raids Danbury CT Danbury Mall CarKrash#6977, Vincent Drake#3952
CT Raids Ellington CT Arbor Park @Spark_07#1269
CT Raids Fairfield CT Fairfield Town Hall Bluecat313YT#4272
CT Raids Fairfield CT Fairfield Pequot Library tamrissa#2003
CT Raids Groton CT Wilcox Park, Westerly, RI Firedwarftj #6324, Kickinbeatz #2182, TristaAM(40) #8031, SummerOtaku#694, Firedwarftj #6324
CT Raids Guilford CT Guilford Green Shahailion#2405
CT Raids Hartford CT Bushnell Park NO STAFF
CT Raids Ledyard CT Foxwoods Resort and Casino Mary Rose Julian 💙 40 🔩🚂#0714
Pokemon Go Middletown Middletown CT "Plaque of Honor" 300 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT dDope#1860, LAURAM00N#128
CT Raids New Britain CT Central Connect State University taytayswifty#1029
CT Raids New Britain CT Walnut Hill Park SinisterReaper#0831, MysticRubyChef#2709
CT Raids Newtown CT Newtown Skate Park Isochrona#2749
CT Raids North Haven CT North Haven Green precisely3#2278
CT Raids Norwalk CT Maritime Center CorgiFluff#6710, nyudiana#7416
CT Raids Old Wethersfield CT Main St. / Broad St. IcyPinkLemonade#9069
CT Raids Simsbury CT Rotary Park eggs06#7718, PokeDVM#6351
Stamford Raid Family Stamford CT Mill River Park Jcoona#3371, Jackrack#3720, raiderkat#3373
CT Raids Storrs CT Student Union Linz#9154, pop2-0#8427, VI#2482
Enfield-Suffield Trainers League Suffield CT Suffield Center LGTTurbo07#0716, jayarr#9832, MSundin40#1793
CT Raids Vernon/Rockville CT Downtown Rockville nikict154#7763, Erin_07#1269
CT Raids West Hartford CT Westfarms Mall ALAN#1455, Donmy#1053, GMuggle#5877, Je6105#5190
Pogo Delmarva Dover DE Dover DougieSD#8604, WMWA#9562
Pogo Delmarva Milford DE Milford BigBlack1969#2541, Fleshknight#8870, Gunarkfc#8038, jp02845#7105, Kato Ryozo#7248, killerduck1967#3256
Pogo Delmarva New Castle DE Battery Park Xenoflame#1194
Pogo Delmarva Seaford DE Seaford deadlyviper457#1849, JenniferT181#2270, Sirleviscott#1929, HollyNIN#9786, bricklife240#4438
Pogo Delmarva Wilmington DE Brandwine Park DrachenFire#9691
Team Instinct Boston, Valor of Boston, Boston Mystics and MARaids Boston MA Boston Public Garden/Commons cizzlee#9256, chickydoll80#0561, Dragonz Rage#7838, ElectroBlade#2469, GL#7719, manupr☃g⚡#3978, Drew#7383, Giveittome95#3330, mxawng#8480 , Orez#3131, Pokebobbita#6698, Ralphnadersmom#9984, rehny21#0807, RevenantOmega#8006, Shinigo425#6298Shinigo425#6298, VanityDestroyer#4629
Pokemon GO Raids Middlesex Burlington MA Burlington Common GyradosRage#6904
Watertown EX Raids & Team Instinct Boston Waltham MA Waltham Common Bubbawashere#6128
Worcester POGo Worcester MA Worcester Common ProfessorTurquoise#2259, SPLlCING#1685, Transwrap9
Baltimore PoGo Raid Radio Baltimore MD Patterson Park Tsauced#5492, BrawlingBouse#8915
SWBMORECOPOGO Catonsville MD UMBC Mbvanek#1883
Howard County PoGo Columbia MD Ellicott City - Lot D WynautWobb - HoCo#6969 , Jemel2#5787, JVBnumber8#0376
MoCo Pokémon Go Gaithersburg MD RIO Lakefront LittleWorrier, Dragonmyst777
Hub City PoGo Hagerstown MD Hagerstown City Park tsegnartseht, brendankcarter, Sober
PG County PoGo Prince George's County MD Old Greenbelt Rubekin#6724, silentSilence6#9918, maianaise#9997
MoCo Pokémon Go Rockville MD Rockville Town Center (RTC) PhoenixCrystal7 Roadlesstaken/Alex
PoGO MD Eastern Shore Salisbury MD Salisbury University Shunned, ShadowBrady, NiceSpice
The Flip Side Savage MD Savage Mill FlipsAndGrips#4530
The Collective Westminster, Sykesville, Eldersburg MD Northeast Pdy969 Beryllium, Asrrin, Almondmoose
Augusta, ME POGO Augusta ME Augusta Center @robertowtvl \ Lvl 40#5256, COL3M1NOR
Pokemon Go 207 Bath ME Waterfront Waterfront
biddeford/Saco pokemon go Biddeford ME Biddeford Town Center chenzillah, eternalwyrm, WyomingBound, ylnosnac
Pokemon Go 207 Brunswick ME Bowdoin College mskeezix, GolBatman69
Pokemon Go 207 Farmington ME Farmington USM Campus austoner420, CaptianMystinct, Zionaesthetic
Pokemon Go L/A Lewiston/Auburn ME Bates College bosoxguy7, rockyrd5, StinkaStina, TheDee2530
Pokemon Go 207 Norway ME Norway Town Center ariesboy97, jekim1990, MDCCLXXV, payneareo, tangimr
Pokemon Go 207 Portland ME Monument Square CPASteve, OGStatus23, winfin17, RevisionTwelve, Rebel7284, OGstatus23, LumpusRex, traumsturm
Pokemon Go 207 Portland ME Post Office Park CPASteve, OGStatus23, winfin17, RevisionTwelve, Rebel7284, OGstatus23, LumpusRex, traumsturm, lilyofspurwink (Nancy)
Pokemon Go 207 Topsham ME GameStop GGKayPiccolo
Pokemon Go 207Waterville Waterville ME Colby College Campus KristinHolly, Chrispychris27 #4810
Pokemon Go NH and Southern Nashua Pokemon Go Hudson NH Benson's Farm TAnҜmⱥsterzero#8915, CharizardsRage(NH)#1728,Blazezing#0128, ElectroBlade#2469, frexxy#1030, acobuns, hoxau
Raiders of the Lost Hamps Littleton NH Main Street Nettle#2222
East Brunswick Pokemon Raid Club Collective East Brunswick NJ Great Oak Park Tiki#7073, Topbaconboyz#8887
Budd Lake Bot Hackettstown NJ First Presbyterian Church 298 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 oneofuspooped#8335
North Wilmington/ Claymont Raids Jackson NJ Six Flags Great Adventure DrachenFire#9691
Rutgers Pokemon Club New Brunswick/Piscataway NJ Johnson Park/Busch Campus nickorama23#5141
Pokemon Go Cape May/Wildwood Raids North Wildwood NJ 200A John F Kennedy Beach Dr, North Wildwood, NJ 08260 Gingerbeard609#2046
League of Legendary Raiders Passaic NJ Third Ward Park. Passaic Ave & Van Houten Ave, Passaic, NJ 07055 aipnai#2634
Bergen County PoGo Saddle Brook NJ Saddle River County Park Jeykid#5761, xeyroc13#9843
Secaucus NJ PokemonGo Secaucus NJ Albert P. Buchmuller Park domini212#3387
Somerset County Pokemon Go Somerville NJ Somerset County Court House Green Rebelpilot#2093
Raritan NJ Downtown Raritan - 53 W Somerset. Raritan, NJ 08869 Rebelpilot#2093
Hillsborough NJ Motgomery Veterans Park and Arboretum - Harlingen Rd, Belle Mead, NJ 08502 Rebelpilot#2093
Somerset NJ Somerset/Franklin Municipal Building - 475 Demott Ln, Somerset, NJ 08873 Rebelpilot#2093
Bound Brook NJ Billian Legion Park - 548 E Main St. Bound Brook, NJ 08805 Rebelpilot#2093
UticaAreaGo! New Hartford NY Sherill Brook Park crayfish#3378
607 Pokemon Go (Horsehead/Elmira) Elmira NY Eldridge Park ArmoredCookie (Ian M), ShinNinth (Jeff B) ㉝, ThePoptarticus1 (Jason K), KayNay1 , thatkidkozak(brentkozak)
Pokemon Raiders - Harlem New York NY Central Park South aka Grand Army Plaza area - 59th and 5th HeirofSlytherin#9747, Sm0keyKat#6704
Memelord and Gamers Hangout New York NY Fort Tryon Park Artist_Johnny26#6332
Pokemon Go NYC Community New York NY 5th Ave E 60 St, New York, NY, United States 10019 jcai63#9405, GMoneyJie#5160, Saoirse#7138
Pokemon Go New York New York NY Bryant Park BELUUU#6948, Sean3116#4601, RAINBOW GHASTLY#3675, Eevee Reborn#7436
Ithaca Pokemon Masters Ithaca NY Ithaca Commons dragoplateau#5430, PyrogenaseBarry#1041
Ken - Ton/CoT Pokemon Go Buffalo NY University of Buffalo North Campus at the Putnam Loop LadyLightning98#0202, Sugimori#3868, FinalAzure#8461
Co-Op City PoGo Raiders Bronx NY Rombouts Ave & Co-Op City Blvd labrava03#5018
NYC Instinct Squad [PoGO] Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza FireTheGoddess#2756,Kandy#1779, Leo#5498, Entaprize#4017, SweeezyCheeese#1927
PokemonHuntersUnited Albany NY NY Empire State Plaza efindl#9611
Syracuse PoGo Syracuse NY Onondaga Lake Park withasparkle#7756, SirenDT#8892
Oneonta NY Neahwa Park zzmmrmn#8929
LivCoPoGo Livonia NY Vitale Park at Conesus Lake Copyklown Greater
Binghamton Area Pokemon Go Binghamton NY Recreation Park OneSweetShannon#8072, JackHannah#4630
Pokemon Go Upstate NY Saratoga Springs NY Congress Park NinjaRage83#1898
Valley Pokemon Go Sayre PA Elmer Park Archer290#9112, dadalex16 (PA)#1339, MagicSword89#1376, Rayna (RaynaMikaelson)#1997, T-Brock09#7124, VoltageGP#2021
MontCo/ChesCo Regional PoGo! Audubon, Chesterbrook, Collegeville, Limerick, Oaks, Phoenixville, Royersford, Sayre, Trappe PA Water Works Park OrionNCody(Thau)#9023, scubafanatic(Maureen)[40/38]#1023
Valley Forge / N. Chester County Pokemon Go Chesterbrook PA Wilson Farm Park KayTV#8423, Eolian#0673, BluebellDad (Evan,40)#6653, MegaSPAM#6928
Pokemon Go Tioga Town Wellsboro State PA Wellsboro Park (The Green) VoltageGP#2021 WolvezRoze#2070
Pokemon Go Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA Market Square AJ_02#8826,Airalyn#8634,kasra#5035,melgood711#8588,ShiggihS#4724, StormFreak#4670
Pokemon Go Pittsburgh Moon PA Moon Park AllyTheKiller#8599, Exo#8840
Team: Firestorm PGH Monroeville PA Monroeville Park u/DelanaKatrella#6912, RhinoCity#6591
Pokemon Go Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA South Park Fitness Trail NOVAxDRAGON#4793
State College Pokemon Go State College PA Penn State University - Berkey Creamery Daisy#1432,Ocelot#3963,Audrey#6875, Madots115 -Dani-#2476, FearMeIAmLag#9953, izzygoat#9870, Guide TechiesGoBoom#9480
PokemonGoPhilly Philadelphia PA Washington Square & Independence Park (6th and Walnut Streets, 19106) ickyitis#8156, WangZorro#0079
Pokemon Go Berks, PA Redding PA Reading Public Museum humpstyles#5581, Professor Wynn#1176, Gonzumel#9429
Pokémon Go - Altoona, PA Altoona PA Penn State Altoona campus NHoover629#7531, chrissxe#9133, Gammacrushh#4242, RileyLynx#1166, Rob (Pokemonfan108)#5918
Pokémon Go - Altoona, PA Altoona PA Downtown Altoona near Silver Chief gym courtmundson#1603, slong5255#1967, BonnieWaltz623#9747, kamikazirunner#9449, Len (pseudogenius - 40)#8292
TSR RI Burriville RI Burriville town square Gazebo Debbie K.#4466
TSR Rhode Island East Greenwich RI Academy Field paradoxmuse
TSR Rhode Island Newport RI Queen Anne Square Baldguy, Liz Lemon#7082
TSR Rhode Island Pawtucket RI Slater Park V1073nc3#2641, cuttywow, GoRaichel, BHAZ401, GoldenSimurgh, Draist, NSmalley
TSR Rhode Island Providence RI Roger Williams Park MarcBerm
TSR RI Riverside RI 783 Bullocks Point Ave Mrspinkfl0yd#5926
Rhode Island Pokemon Go Westerly RI Wilcox Park SummerOtaku#6945
Pokemon Go VT Burlington VT Battery Park Aayrl#1888, Avocet#1761,CJ#0142,Reznora#5639, Bastinado#2233, donlaub#7504, Mindzeye82#2254, PkmnArchivist#2000
Pokemon Go VT Montpelier VT State Capital Building Green XplosiveR#0191
Pokemon Go VT Rutland VT Rutland Free Library Clammy#1983, Crabby#9915, Lobster_Classic#5058, Fritzeee#4358
PoGO D.U.A.L.S. Washington D.C. Smithsonian's National Zoo / Mall SarcasmSaves7#3840, Cass#5368, Chaz (asteadydecline) #8384
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"There's no evidence that Trump is racist". Really? You sure? Because here's some evidence.

The Justice Department sued his company — twice — for not renting to black people

(emphasis mine)
When Trump was serving as the president of his family’s real estate company, the Trump Management Corporation, in 1973, the Justice Department sued the company for alleged racial discrimination against black people looking to rent apartments in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
Federal investigators also gathered evidence. Trump employees had secretly marked the applications of minorities with codes, such as “No. 9” and “C” for “colored,” according to government interview accounts filed in federal court. The employees allegedly directed blacks and Puerto Ricans away from buildings with mostly white tenants, and steered them toward properties that had many minorities, the government filings alleged.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-governments-racial-bias-case-against-donald-trumps-company-and-how-he-fought-it/2016/01/23/fb90163e-bfbe-11e5-bcda-62a36b394160_story.html

Discrimination against black people has been a pattern in his career

When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” Kip Brown, a former employee at Trump’s Castle, told the New Yorker for a September article. “It was the eighties, I was a teen-ager, but I remember it: they put us all in the back.”
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/09/07/the-death-and-life-of-atlantic-city
“And isn’t it funny. I’ve got black accountants at Trump Castle and Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it,” O’Donnell recalled Trump saying. “The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”
“I think the guy is lazy,” Trump said of a black employee, according to O’Donnell. “And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.”
http://articles.philly.com/1991-05-10/news/25795529_1_trump-associates-trump-s-atlantic-city-donald-trump

He refused to condemn the white supremacists who are campaigning for him

Three times in a row on Feb. 28, Trump sidestepped opportunities to renounce white nationalist and former KKK leader David Duke, who told his radio audience last week that voting for any candidate other than Trump is “really treason to your heritage.”
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/david-duke-trump-219777
It’s preposterous to think that Trump doesn’t know about white supremacist groups or their sometimes violent support of him. Reports of neo-Nazi groups rallying around Trump go back as far as August of last year:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-david-duke_us_56d31097e4b0871f60ebbd35?m4bcsor
His white supremacist fan club includes the Daily Stormer, a leading neo-Nazi news site; Richard Spencer, director of the National Policy Institute, which aims to promote the “heritage, identity, and future of European people”; Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance, a Virginia-based white nationalist magazine; Michael Hill, head of the League of the South, an Alabama-based white supremacist secessionist group; and Brad Griffin, a member of Hill’s League of the South and author of the popular white supremacist blog Hunter Wallace:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-white-supremacists_us_55dce43ee4b08cd3359dc41a
A leader of the Virginia KKK who is backing Trump told a local TV reporter earlier this month, “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in":
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/a-lot-of-what-he-believes-we-believe-kkk-grand-imperial-wizard-endorses-trump/

He questions whether President Obama was born in the United States

Long before calling Mexican immigrants “criminals” and “rapists,” Trump was a leading proponent of “birtherism,” the racist conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and is thus an illegitimate president. Trump claimed in 2011 to have sent people to Hawaii to investigate whether Obama was really born there. He insisted at the time that the researchers “cannot believe what they are finding.”
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/04/26/birtherism-trump-s-original-sin-and-media-s-latest-one/210088

He trashed Native Americans, too

In 1993, when Trump wanted to open a casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that would compete with one owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Nation, a local Native American tribe, he told the House subcommittee on Native American Affairs that “they don’t look like Indians to me... They don’t look like Indians to Indians.”
http://www.courant.com/business/dan-haahc-haar-donald-trump-connecticut-indians-weicker-20150810-column.html

He encouraged the mob justice that resulted in the wrongful imprisonment of the Central Park Five

In 1989, Trump took out full-page ads in four New York City-area newspapers calling for the return of the death penalty in New York and the expansion of police authority in response to the infamous case of a woman who was beaten and raped while jogging in Manhattan’s Central Park.
The convictions were vacated years later when the real rapist admitted attacking the jogger and his DNA was matched to the crime. The city paid millions to the teens to settle their lawsuits.
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1838466.1403324800!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/trump21n-1-web.jpg?enlarged
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1838466.1403324800!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/trump21n-1-web.jpg?enlarged
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December Community Day Across the Northeast

December Community Day Across the Northeast Looking for a local meet-up for the December 2019 Community Day? Check out the Silph League Map ((https://thesilphroad.com/map#5/41.43/-69.69)) , and join a local server. Here are your local staff that will be distributing the limited time Silph Traveler Badges at each event. Be sure to set up your Traveler Card ( https://thesilphroad.com/travelers-cards) before attending your local meet-up.
REMINDERS
>TIMELESS CUP: Be sure to check out the https://silph.gg/map to find a Timeless Cup near you!
(Listings and meet-up days subject to change. Please reach out to listed Discord Staff for most current info.)
DUE TO COLD TEMPERATURES AND UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER-- LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Server Name Town State Location Discord Staff
CT Raids Colchester CT Downtown Colchester skilty226#3252
CT Raids Ellington CT Arbor Park @Spark_07#1269
CT Raids Fairfield CT Fairfield Town Hall Bluecat313YT#4272
CT Raids Fairfield CT Fairfield Pequot Library tamrissa#2003
CT Raids Groton CT Wilcox Park, Westerly, RI Firedwarftj #6324, Kickinbeatz #2182, TristaAM(40) #8031, SummerOtaku#694, Firedwarftj #6324
CT Raids Guilford CT Guilford Green Shahailion#2405
CT Raids Hartford CT Bushnell Park NO STAFF
CT Raids Ledyard CT Foxwoods Resort and Casino (SATURDAY ONLY) ALAN#1455, IcyPinkLemonade#9069, Linz#9154, Mary Rose Julian 💙 40 🔩🚂#0714, YoungsterTrainer#6547
Pokemon Go Middletown Middletown CT "Plaque of Honor" 300 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT dDope#1860, LAURAM00N#128
CT Raids New Britain CT Central Connect State University taytayswifty#1029
CT Raids New Britain CT Walnut Hill Park SinisterReaper#0831, MysticRubyChef#2709
CT Raids Newtown CT Newtown Skate Park Isochrona#2749
CT Raids North Haven CT North Haven Green precisely3#2278
CT Raids Norwalk CT Maritime Center CorgiFluff#6710, ❄ Konstantinos ❄#8888, nyudiana#7416, valkyreya#6399, Vincent Drake#3952
CT Raids Old Wethersfield CT Main St. / Broad St. IcyPinkLemonade#9069 (SUNDAY ONLY)
CT Raids Simsbury CT Rotary Park eggs06#7718, je6105#5190, PokeDVM#6351
Stamford Raid Family Stamford CT Mill River Park Jcoona#3371, Jackrack#3720, raiderkat#3373
CT Raids Storrs CT Student Union Linz#9154 (SUNDAY ONLY), pop2-0#8427, VI#2482
Enfield-Suffield Trainers League Suffield CT Suffield Center LGTTurbo07#0716, jayarr#9832, MSundin40#1793
CT Raids Vernon/Rockville CT Downtown Rockville nikict154#7763, Erin_07#1269
CT Raids West Hartford CT Westfarms Mall GMuggle#5877
Pogo Delmarva Dover DE Dover DougieSD#8604, WMWA#9562
Pogo Delmarva Milford DE Milford BigBlack1969#2541, Fleshknight#8870, Gunarkfc#8038, jp02845#7105, Kato Ryozo#7248, killerduck1967#3256
Pogo Delmarva New Castle DE Battery Park Xenoflame#1194
Pogo Delmarva Seaford DE Seaford deadlyviper457#1849, JenniferT181#2270, Sirleviscott#1929, HollyNIN#9786, bricklife240#4438
Pogo Delmarva Wilmington DE Brandwine Park DrachenFire#9691
Team Instinct Boston, Valor of Boston, Boston Mystics and MARaids Boston MA Boston Public Garden/Commons cizzlee#9256, chickydoll80#0561, Dragonz Rage#7838, ElectroBlade#2469, GL#7719, manupr☃g⚡#3978, Drew#7383, Giveittome95#3330, mxawng#8480 , Orez#3131, Pokebobbita#6698, Ralphnadersmom#9984, rehny21#0807, RevenantOmega#8006, Shinigo425#6298Shinigo425#6298, VanityDestroyer#4629
Pokemon GO Raids Middlesex Burlington MA Burlington Common GyradosRage#6904
Watertown EX Raids & Team Instinct Boston Waltham MA Waltham Common Bubbawashere#6128
Worcester POGo Worcester MA Worcester Common ProfessorTurquoise#2259, SPLlCING#1685, Transwrap9
Baltimore PoGo Raid Radio Baltimore MD Patterson Park Tsauced#5492, BrawlingBouse#8915
SWBMORECOPOGO Catonsville MD UMBC Mbvanek#1883
Howard County PoGo Columbia MD Ellicott City - Lot D WynautWobb - HoCo#6969 , Jemel2#5787, JVBnumber8#0376
MoCo Pokémon Go Gaithersburg MD RIO Lakefront LittleWorrier, Dragonmyst777
Hub City PoGo Hagerstown MD Hagerstown City Park tsegnartseht, brendankcarter, Sober
PG County PoGo Prince George's County MD Old Greenbelt Rubekin#6724, silentSilence6#9918, maianaise#9997
MoCo Pokémon Go Rockville MD Rockville Town Center (RTC) PhoenixCrystal7 Roadlesstaken/Alex
PoGO MD Eastern Shore Salisbury MD Salisbury University Shunned, ShadowBrady, NiceSpice
The Flip Side Savage MD Savage Mill FlipsAndGrips#4530
The Collective Westminster, Sykesville, Eldersburg MD Northeast Pdy969 Beryllium, Asrrin, Almondmoose
Augusta, ME POGO Augusta ME Augusta Center @robertowtvl \ Lvl 40#5256, COL3M1NOR
Pokemon Go 207 Bath ME Waterfront Waterfront
biddeford/Saco pokemon go Biddeford ME Biddeford Town Center chenzillah, eternalwyrm, WyomingBound, ylnosnac
Pokemon Go 207 Brunswick ME Bowdoin College mskeezix, GolBatman69
Pokemon Go 207 Farmington ME Farmington USM Campus austoner420, CaptianMystinct, Zionaesthetic
Pokemon Go L/A Lewiston/Auburn ME Bates College bosoxguy7, rockyrd5, StinkaStina, TheDee2530
Pokemon Go 207 Norway ME Norway Town Center ariesboy97, jekim1990, MDCCLXXV, payneareo, tangimr
Pokemon Go 207 Portland ME Monument Square CPASteve, OGStatus23, winfin17, RevisionTwelve, Rebel7284, OGstatus23, LumpusRex, traumsturm
Pokemon Go 207 Portland ME Post Office Park CPASteve, OGStatus23, winfin17, RevisionTwelve, Rebel7284, OGstatus23, LumpusRex, traumsturm, lilyofspurwink (Nancy)
Pokemon Go 207 Topsham ME GameStop GGKayPiccolo
Pokemon Go 207Waterville Waterville ME Colby College Campus KristinHolly, Chrispychris27 #4810
Pokemon Go NH and Southern Nashua Pokemon Go Hudson NH Benson's Farm TAnҜmⱥsterzero#8915, CharizardsRage(NH)#1728,Blazezing#0128, ElectroBlade#2469, frexxy#1030, acobuns, hoxau
Raiders of the Lost Hamps Littleton NH Main Street Nettle#2222
East Brunswick Pokemon Raid Club Collective East Brunswick NJ Great Oak Park Tiki#7073, Topbaconboyz#8887
Budd Lake Bot Hackettstown NJ First Presbyterian Church 298 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 oneofuspooped#8335
North Wilmington/ Claymont Raids Jackson NJ Six Flags Great Adventure DrachenFire#9691
Rutgers Pokemon Club New Brunswick/Piscataway NJ Johnson Park/Busch Campus nickorama23#5141
Pokemon Go Cape May/Wildwood Raids North Wildwood NJ 200A John F Kennedy Beach Dr, North Wildwood, NJ 08260 Gingerbeard609#2046
League of Legendary Raiders Passaic NJ Third Ward Park. Passaic Ave & Van Houten Ave, Passaic, NJ 07055 aipnai#2634
Bergen County PoGo Saddle Brook NJ Saddle River County Park Jeykid#5761, xeyroc13#9843
Secaucus NJ PokemonGo Secaucus NJ Albert P. Buchmuller Park domini212#3387
Somerset County Pokemon Go Somerville NJ Somerset County Court House Green Rebelpilot#2093
Raritan NJ Downtown Raritan - 53 W Somerset. Raritan, NJ 08869 Rebelpilot#2093
Hillsborough NJ Motgomery Veterans Park and Arboretum - Harlingen Rd, Belle Mead, NJ 08502 Rebelpilot#2093
Somerset NJ Somerset/Franklin Municipal Building - 475 Demott Ln, Somerset, NJ 08873 Rebelpilot#2093
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What were Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun like during their first couple of years?

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Missing in CT: Kevin John Belknap

This is the sixth of my “Missing in Connecticut Series.” I will be introducing you to the missing people of Connecticut every Wednesday (according to this list on CharleyProject: http://www.charleyproject.org/geo/eastern.html ). Please see my history for the previous submissions and share your thoughts about this case below!
Kevin John Belknap was born on May 24, 1950. He was 5’10 and between 185 and 190 pounds. He was white. His brown hair was going gray. Some sources state he had brown eyes, others state they were hazel. The only identification information on file in this case is dental records.
Kevin was a blackjack dealer at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The casino is located on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation. 25% of the casino’s revenue goes to the state; as of 2007 that amounted to $200 million. Foxwoods is much more than a casino - it also has hotels, fine dining, and shopping. There is another popular casino nearby, Mohegan Sun. If this sounds like an advertisement, I’ll admit that I am one of the many people who enjoys going occasionally (although I am in no way affiliated!). The Pequot Museum is nearby, it’s the largest Native American museum in the world, and it rocks. If you are ever in the area, you should definitely check the area out!
83 current or past employees rated Foxwoods on GlassDoor and gave it a 2.9 out of 5 for overall work environment. One common complaint listed is that there is not a lot of upward mobility at the casino and that tribal members are preferred for positions over other people. Was Kevin unhappy with his job?
Kevin had just gotten off of work on April 8, 2001. He was last seen at his residence at 20 Cutler Street in Stonington, Connecticut at 5:00 pm that day. The house can be seen here to give context to his case: http://bit.ly/2deWNJT. Stonington is a small coastal tone. It serves as the backdrop to the 2012 film Hope Springs if you are interested in getting a visual of the area!
Kevin has never been seen or heard from again. His wife reported him missing four days later on April 12, 2001. What was the state of Kevin’s marriage like? Was there some marital unhappiness? Why did she take so long to report the man as missing? Or, was it that he ‘disappeared’ often? Or did the police give her difficulty in reporting him missing? (Some jurisdictions seem to make people wait for long periods before making official reports.)
His blue 1998 Buick LeSabre was later found abandoned in the vicinity of Watch Hill in Rhode Island. According to google maps, this trip would take about 12 to 20 minutes during 5:00 traffic on a weekday (this assumes that he left right after he was supposedly last seen.) Watch Hill is an exclusive, wealthy coastal village located in Westerly, Rhode Island. The village is filled with sprawling Victorian-style cottages which may look modest, but are extremely expensive. Taylor Swift, Conan O’Brien, Henry Ford (of Ford Motors,) and Clark Gable are only some of the town’s past and present residents.
Kevin’s car was unlocked and his work uniform was left in it. There was no other sign of him at the scene. A search was conducted of the surrounding land and sea but nothing was located.
Bolleswoods commented stating that despite the wealth of the area, the beaches are public. Due to the fact that it was April, they may not have been populated heavily at the time. This is especially true when you consider the fact that it was cold and windy on the day he went missing (thanks deeperintomovies for looking it up.) She states that one beach in particular, Napatree Point is long and isolated. It has an abandoned fort from the 1900s with underground tunnels. She posits that if Kevin wanted to take his life, it may have been a good place to do so.
Did Kevin run away from an unhappy life? Did he have a mental break which prompted his leaving? Did he take his own life?
Did Kevin’s disappearance have to do with his job at the casino? Did he anger a wealthy client and get lured back to Watch Hill to face the consequences? If that was the case, why was his uniform located in his car? Why was there no other evidence? Could a murderer’s financial or social status make it easier to do away with a body? Does Watch Hill keep secrets for its residents?
Hopefully this secret will be leaked someday.
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/belknap_kevin.html
Bolleswoods commented that [s]he used to live in Stonington and has family and friends who still do. According to their dad community belief is that Kevin ran away from a girlfriend and is no longer considered missing. He is still listed as actively missing on some sites including the Charleyproject (hence my post,) NamUs, etc. I am not sure how frequently the sites are updated, though. Perhaps that is the informal, popular belief and police haven't found evidence so they have to keep the case open.
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So, apparently Natives are rich again?

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Travel Help/Tips: Foxwoods Edition

Hey gang,
I managed to snag tickets for Jim Gaffigan's show at Foxwoods in December and given that I don't get a lot of time off, I am looking to stay for the weekend and make the most of the trip.
Having said that - I am a bit of a casino novice and was hoping you guys could share your thoughts on the best places to stay/general casino advice of things to see and do for a weekend stay. My girlfriend and I are ok-ish at poker and if we gamble we'll probably hit the poker room there (we've played there once before).
Anyway I am looking at the Fox Tower, Grand Pequot, or the Great Cedar. We stayed at the Two Trees last time and let's say I'd rather spend an extra hundred bucks not to sleep in an ash tray. Anyone have any thoughts/experiences with the above locations? I'm finding it difficult to set them apart from one another.
Thanks in advance!
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Kerry’s Finest Hour: Obama Team Labels Israel an Outlaw Nation - by John Grant (CounterPunch)

Hallelujah!
As President Obama is about to fade from the White House forever to make way for the Twitter King’s juggernaut of furniture wreckers, his abstaining vote on a United Nations Security Counsel resolution to condemn Benjamin Netanyahu’s settlement policies in the West Bank and Jerusalem as “illegal” has rocked the leadership of that tiny nation. Naturally, Netanyahu and others in the Likudist pro-settlement camp went ballistic, since they’ve written Obama off as a loser and know what a coup the condemnation resolution is. To be so condemned as an outlaw faction will encourage further opposition to Likudist Israel in Europe, as it will put an international stain on products made in West Bank settlements. Many of those products are being exported illegally, a situation that will now be in the public eye.
One of the brightest spots in all this is that, in the last three yards of his two-term run, President Obama assumed some backbone vis-à-vis Netanyahu, a leader who dis’ed and humiliated him publicly on several occasions. The same with Secretary of State John Kerry, whose 70 minute speech at the State Department Wednesday showed glimmers of the young Vietnam veteran John Kerry who publicly wondered, “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? … [W]e have been used in the worst fashion by the administration of this country.”
To Netanyahu’s remark that “Friends do not take friends to the Security Counsel,” Kerry replied with the equivalent of the well-known public service line: “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.” The runaway arrogance of the Israeli right can easily be seen as akin to being drunk at the wheel on one’s own exceptionalism and entitlement.
John Kerry has been a longtime insider in the very same American government that “used him in the worst fashion” as a young man. So for me, his remarks come not from a “friend” of Israel, but from the equivalent of a parent who birthed Israel in 1948 under President Harry Truman. That post-WWII moment in history, of course, was rich with profound Washington decisions that Americans were forced to live with in the years that followed. Some of those decisions went completely off the rails. This has a compelling poignancy for me, since as a “baby boomer” born in 1947, my life spans the same years. Some might say I’ve gone off the rails. I presume Kerry must feel some of this, too; he was born in 1943. In 1947, Truman and Congress established the National Security State; the CIA was officially born out of the OSS that year. President Truman and “the buck stops here” was ground zero. For the Vietnam War, 1945 was the fateful year. It’s when Truman decided to betray our WWII ally, the Viet Minh, and support the French desire to re-colonize Vietnam, a decision that led to 30 years of grotesque, unnecessary war on the people of Vietnam.
So, Mr. Kerry, welcome home, brother! If you follow the lead of your better-late-than-never, straight-talk censure of the Israel Likudists and don’t slip back into shameless, toad-eating political expediency I’m going to consider you in this case again part of the Peace Movement, a movement that has been slandered and marginalized for the entire 20th century and into this century. (Among reluctant Republicans in Washington, we’re told that toad is the gourmet meal-de-jour as the city prepares for the gala arrival of the Twitter King. Neo-con editor of the Atlantic David Frum reported it was “Toad for breakfast, toad for lunch and two toads for dinner.”)
The basic lines of history seem clear. West Bank settlements and the assumption of whole sections of Jerusalem, as we all know, began after the 1967 war in which Israel took the land from Jordan as spoils of war. It must be said, the Arabs are not without sin, here. The world consensus has always been that peace negotiations should have followed the conflict, the goal being a two-state arrangement that would help establish some semblance of peace and justice in the Middle East. That never happened. Instead, with overt and generous US military support, the Israeli occupation of would-be Palestine grew tighter by the year. Arial Sharon lumbered onto the scene as director of settlement policy and, then, as prime minister. The settlement movement grew steadily; settlers became more and more belligerent vis-a-vis the Palestinian people in the West Bank. Israeli rightists had visions of Israel stretching from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River. From the beginning of the Obama administration in 2009 to 2014, West Bank the Israeli settlement population went from 297,000 to 386,000; the East Jerusalem Israeli population grew from 193,000 to 208,000. This amounted to giving the finger to President Obama and others around the world working for a two-state peace deal. Israel’s Likud Party stoked hatred and fear and moved farther and farther to the right until it has become basically an expansionist party that feels entitled to everything.
Do these views make me an anti-semite? According to the Likud line, no doubt. But, you know, I really don’t care at this stage. The truth should be put on the record. It’s too late in the game for anything else.
I vividly remember the first time Israeli settlement policies entered my consciousness. Again, think baby boomer generation. I’m in a firebase along the Cambodian border in the mountainous Central Highlands of Vietnam; from the helicopter arriving at the firebase, it looks like a cigar burn in a shag carpet. We were smoking and joking between mortar attacks from the North Vietnamese regular unit in the woods outside the perimeter. I was a 19-year-old military occupier without a clue why I was one of 500,000 similarly clueless US soldiers occupying that peasant nation. It was 1967, and we had gotten the news that Israel had taken the West Bank from Jordan. A Jewish fellow in my unit was giddy with delight. I confess I didn’t then know much more about Israel/Palestine or the West Bank than I did about Vietnam. Kerry’s idea about being “used in the worst fashion” comes to mind. Being a miniscule part of that war was later a huge goad for my self-education on Vietnam and post-WWII US military policy. I began reading when I got home and have not stopped.
So this Jewish fellow went on and on how great the moment was. I recall wondering what it meant for the future. I thought aloud: wouldn’t holding that land lead to more violence and war in the future? Might it be better to sort it out and make peace? I see the seeds to my instinct for, and membership in, the peace movement sprouting at moments like these. But my fellow soldier was super confident . . . and I was not a Jew and, therefore, couldn’t understand.
There’s no question that Israel is a fact of life. National sovereignty is a matter of might-makes-right and the recognition of other nations in the world that you’re qualified to be accepted into the club of nations. The United States became a fact of life in the same way — after slaughtering Native Americans and corralling the survivors shamelessly into reservations. My ancestor was part of one of the original massacres, the attack on the Pequots in Connecticut. Fearful of the powerful Pequots, one morning at dawn my people attacked and slaughtered the 700 souls in the Pequot village; then they burned the village to the gorund. The male braves were off on a hunting expedition, so those killed were mostly women, children and old men. My people then hunted down the hunting parties and the Pequots weren’t heard of until they built a huge casino in the middle of Connecticut.
As Manifest Destiny moved west, we broke virtually every treaty we made with the Indians we had not killed. How did “Americans” get away with doing this? There was, of course, no United Nations then. It was the wild west, a lawless time and place. Protecting domestic settlements and the expanding railroad were the top priorities as the nation moved inexorably toward the Pacific Ocean. Domination was our destiny. The only way to peace for Native Americans was to accept they were losers and accept the terms of the winners — accept being emasculated and herded into reservations or be hunted down and killed.
Obviously, in the mid-1940s following a great world conflagration, the conditions for the founding of Israel were different. The United Nations had just been formed to basically put the world in order following that destructive conflagration that included the genocide of millions of Jews by Europeans. As we know, the devil is in the details. But somehow the US and European-dominated UN that followed on the ill-fated League Of Nations magnanimously handed over the League’s Palestine Mandate to Jews understandably fleeing Europe. Truman was the man in the White House where the buck stopped. In retrospect, the legal establishment of Israel became over time the creation of a wholly Jewish state with Palestinians seen as interlopers in their own land. Resentment and violence became part of the equation. Live and let live was not a founding mantra. Once violence is interjected into a situation like that emotions are raised, hatred and demonization prevails, wagons are circled and before you know it you have an expansionist ideology like that of the Likudists.
All because of a thoroughly inadequate decision over the fate of two peoples who claimed the same land. Much of it because of the guy with the sign on his desk: The Buck Stops Here. Which raises the unholy idea that maybe Truman wasn’t such a great president; and maybe his decisions should be re-considered. At least that’s how a good radical would see it.
In 20 days, the Twitter King will be seated in Harry Truman’s chair. The buck will stop with him. Mr. Trump is now Tweeting the traditional code phrases that could be said to characterize the pacification of Native American people. America First and Peace Through Strength. He doesn’t mention the phrase collateral damage. This is the marching orders in Likudist Israel. The only way Netanyahu’s right wing Israeli government will allow Palestinians even a remote semblance of self-rule and dignity is if they concede they have lost everything and, thus, have nothing left to lose by caving in to the Israeli juggernaut.
Mr. Trump has used similar rhetoric to try to convince poor, inner city African Americans to vote for him. Your inner cities are a disast, he’d say. There’s violence everywhere. You walk down the street and get shot. “What do you have to lose!?” What do you have to lose by throwing in the towel and kissing my pinkie ring? I’m only being partially satiric when I imagine his plan is to re-establish the Plantation System, using his charm to convince everyone it’ll work this time. You’ll see! Trust me.
The bottom line issue is dignity. Do you escalate and continue to break a people’s back to bring them to heel, or do you recognize the injustices that have occurred — that you may have committed — and create a structure that facilitates real justice and peaceful co-existence? Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu give no evidence that they see the latter as important for people they deem inconvenient and superfluous to their dreams of greatness.
If I heard him correctly, Mr. Netanyahu blamed the League of Nations for getting it all wrong from the beginning with its post-WWI Palestine Mandate. For Mr. Netanyahu, it’s always someone else’s fault. In this case, he’s saying it was the fault of British Colonialism and the world. It’s funny that, not unlike me, he’s suggesting it all went awry with decisions made in the first half of the 20th century. Instead of wronging the Palestinians, he says history wronged the Jews and Israel. We’ve learned a lot since those early days, and one thing we’ve learned is that there were a lot of moral crimes committed under the relentless drive of European Colonialism and it’s offspring, post-WWII American Imperialism. The reaction to much of the world learning these lessons is the disdain people like Netanyahu show for overarching moral bodies like the League Of Nations and the United Nations.
Referring to the Security Counsel resolution to condemn Likudist Israel, Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer told The New York Times, “[The Palestinian’s] strategy is not to negotiate with Israel because a deal is give and take. They want take and take.” (Italics mine.) The spinning audacity of this statement is worth examining. As they expropriate land, it has been Israel’s policy to refuse any kind of negotiation until Palestinians accepted all the terms on the table to be negotiated. That’s right, demand that the people you’ve beaten down and run into refugee camps accept their occupation as legitimate before Israel will agree to sit down and negotiate post-occupation conditions. Those on the wrong end of Israeli oppression have always known it was two-faced nonsense — as those on the oppressor side of the equation knew the same. Wink. Wink. It was always Kafkaesque. Catch 22. That’s right: All Palestinians want is to “take and take” from Israel. The United States has been an accessory to this con game from the beginning.
If the two-state solution is finally dead, as was declared by ex-UN Ambassador John Bolten on Fox News recently, where does the Netanyahu line go in the future under Donald Trump? If Palestinian anger and indignation from the past 50 years is not respected, if dignity is not allowed, where can it go but more of the same getting worse and worse each year?
I have great empathy for the Israeli people under the yoke of fear fueled by the rightwing Likud government. But it’s time for some straight talk to open up the conversation.
I’m grateful to President Obama for having the courage to allow the Security Counsel condemnation to go on the record. He’s getting a lot of flak from both parties. Donald Trump and company will be scrambling to undo it, as they scramble to maneuver through Putin’s Russian thicket of intrigue. According to reports, it’s not going to be easy to overturn the Security Counsel resolution. It could take years, if it’s possible at all. Meanwhile, the condemnation is an international fait-accompli on the books, and Benjamin Netanyahu and the Twitter King will just have to deal with it.
It could even put a little juice back into the UN at a time that’s greatly needed.
https://archive.is/U09BX
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