How About a Little Credit Ladies?

DSource 07/17/2017

Uh oh… I’m about to get myself in big trouble with this one… But I just can’t help myself; this just gotta be said…

Ladies, we men understand your value. That is why we honor you every chance we get. Your birthday, Valentine’s Day Sweetest Day, Mother’s Day, every time there is a Lady’s Night and even every time we open a door or pull out a chair, are all ways we honor you for your pain and suffering, as you hold down a career and manage the household at the same time, as you bear our children and go above and beyond to remain beautiful for our sake. We get it and we prove it, all the time!

But how about a little credit for us Men? We have our Birthday and we have Father’s Day. Both are good for a Dinner, at best. Personally, I haven’t gotten a Birthday, Father’s Day or Christmas Card, nor a dinner in too many years to even count. It would be embarrassing to count. There is no Men’s Night Out and who ever opens a door and holds it for us? Most women, with rare exceptions, will simply let the door slam in our face after she walks through. We men do the overwhelming majority of the approaching and we ask you women to dance and we ask you for a phone number and a date and then we ask you for your hand in marriage. Do you lady’s have any idea how much rejection men endure?. Most woman can’t handle any rejection what-so-ever, but rejection is an almost daily part of a man’s life. And we dare not complain, less we be labeled as ‘Weak’.

We men get to spend all our money wining and dining you women, while you keep most of your money in your pocket. But when we come up short on money one day, there is a problem; like it is something wrong with us.

Look, we take on every single nasty, dirty, stinky, disgusting job in the world without complaint. When your tire goes flat at 2 am, while on the way from a Girl’s Night Out, we get out of bed, on a work night, to come lay out on the wet, muddy, nasty ground, in the rain or snow, to fix it. Most men, by age 40 something, has to stand and walk very slowly, at first, because their bones and muscles are stiff from years and years of abuse. Most men are in pain all day long, every day. We don’t complain about it, we simply ignore it; because it is just the normal way we feel every day. There isn’t a day that goes by where something doesn’t ache on the average man’s body. If you don’t believe me, ask a man. Smashed thumbs and fingers, cuts and bruises irritating, aching and itching, daily. It’s just part of being a man.

We take the entire world’s problems and place them squarely on our own shoulders. Even down to the family unit. The weight of every household’s success or failure is on our shoulders. That means the household finances, maintenance, discipline and security. We often step right into a woman’s life, cutting her expenses in half, as we increase ours by half; take care and love another man’s children as though they were our own, cutting our free time in half, as we increase hers by half. Then, as we inconvenience ourselves to the max; we have to also put up with her mouth. Always something we aren’t doing or doing right. On our day off, we get a ‘Honey Do List’. When you are upset, we bend over backward, jump through hoops and do stupid pet tricks to make you smile again. When we aren’t happy, we are whinnying and needy and simply need to get over it.

Women say they want a strong man; yet they want us to be sensitive, too. Make up your mind… You say you want sensitive, but what woman wants to walk into the living room and find her man wallowing in a puddle of tears over the bills? You want us to be the man; but when we walk out the door, you question us about where we are going and what time we will be home; like a child. And when the chips are down; we are, suddenly, less than a man. If we get laid off, so they repossess the car; we aren’t worthy of a woman. But maybe the car got repossessed, because we made sure the kids had school close instead of paying our own car note. But what woman you meet will even give you the time of day to explain that, prior to prejudging you as a Bum for not having a job and a car? In his darkest hour, when he could really use the support of a woman who believes in him; he has to be made to feel like less than a man!

All I hear is how few good men there are and how every man cheats and how you can’t trust a man and how if a man doesn’t have this, that and the other; he ain’t worth a damn and if he complains about this, he is weak and if he asks for a little respect, then he is ‘Needy’. GTFOH!

Ladies, how about a little credit?!

Filed under: D-Source, Relationships | Posted on July 17th, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

Fighting Drugs, Murder & Poverty…

DSource 07/08/2017

From time-to-time, I am sure that many, if not most of us, take notice of the sad shape our world, our nation and our communities are in. We look at our youth and shake our heads, saying “These kids have no home training”; “They have no common sense”; “They are lost” and so on… We talk about how much of a shame all the senseless killing is and we are appalled by the sagging pants at our favorite restaurants. We say “If only they knew the history behind sagging pants”. We look at children having children and say “No wonder…” and we talk about how men need to father their children, as if talking about it will, somehow, produce that result.

We talk about many solutions… We say “There needs to be somewhere for these kids to go after school”; we say “There should be some programs”; we say “These kids need some Role Models and Mentors” and “They need to be taught right from wrong…” But few of us have the time. We are too busy trying to rear our own children and trying to make a living.
Well, I have taken on the responsibility of trying to provide that place for kids to go after school and that program they need and those Role Models and Mentors, as well as that common-sense education, so that they know right from wrong. And when the parents are unable to provide food, clothing and shelter, My organization will provide the money for that food, clothing and shelter. The question is, will people support my organization with a donation of between $1.00 and $5.00; the cost of a candy bar or a beer?
I realize that some will say it’s a scam; some will say they intended to help, but forgot; some will say they had to pay a bill or buy the kids some shoes and some will doubt that we can make a difference. There are many reasons you can come up with not to help; but in the end, I am only asking for $1.00 to $5.00, for a good cause.
And if you are able to help; may God bless you in the fullest!
And welcome to ‘The Movement’!

 

CLICK HERE

TO DONATE OR VISIT OUR

GO FUND ME PAGE

 

Dale Davis, Pres.
The ‘Let’s Change the WORLD Movement, Inc. (501 c 3)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Filed under: Alcohol and Drug, Child Abuse, D-Source, Humanitarian Aid, Let's Change the WORLD Movement, Neglect, Not In The News, Photography, Unlimited Education, What's New in "The Movement" | Posted on July 8th, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

The American Divide

D-Source 06/25/2017

Most of us can agree that there is a political and ideological divide in the United States of America, today. And this divide has two distinct sides. Side one is the side who is all for making ‘America Great Again’.

Those who buy into the idea of making America great again tend to be your older, rural, Caucasian and less educated, according to Government Statistics. They are commonly called Conservatives and are typically Republicans, when it comes to politics. That doesn’t mean that these are the only people who buy into this ideology; it just means that these are the typical demographics or that a majority of those who have bought into this ideology, are of these demographics. When you break down these demographics a little further, you have the older Caucasians who long for going back to a better time in America, when the economy was great for them, things were much simpler and when patriotism was high. The rural residents, rather older, younger and possibly regardless of race, tend to feel left behind. To them, there America isn’t so great, right now; so they can easily buy into the idea of making it great, the way it used to be for them. The reasons why this group may contain more under educated; not to be confused with less intelligent, may have a lot to do with this group being people who are not feeling like America is so great right now. When you are not financially successful, it is difficult to further your education. It is a known fact that poverty has the effect of suppressing education.  Now, those on the other side of the divide would argue that the less educated would obviously be more easily duped into buying into this type of ideology. Unfortunately, you have those White Supremacists and other Racists and Nationalists, who want to go back to a time when minorities and immigrants and even certain religious groups were less boisterous knew their place in society and when segregation was the norm. And unfortunately, these are the groups of people who tend to be the face of all the people on this side of the divide, for many of the people on the other side of the divide. Many on the other side of the divide believe that the only way you could possibly be on this side of the divide, is if you are a Racist or Nationalist or White Supremacist, etc. So, just what is the ideology of the other side of this divide?

The other side of the divide feel that America could definitely use some improving; but have absolutely no interest in going back to that time in the past when America was so great. These people are commonly called Liberals and are typically Democrats, when it comes to politics. They tend to be young, educated Caucasians, Minorities and Urban Dwellers. Again, the same rules apply; there are exceptions to these norms. When we break down these demographics, we have the younger, educated Caucasians, a few of whom may be rural, but who are much more likely to be Urban Dwellers and they are not impoverished. They are doing well and simply don’t get why the people on the other side of the divide are constantly talking about making America great, again. To them, America is pretty great right now. Not perfect, by any means, but not so bad. Minorities, who tend to be urban dwellers, tend to question what “Great” time in American History are the people on the other side of the divide talking about taking us back to? Was it that great time when Native Americans were slaughtered and all their land taken away from them or that great time when Black People were slave and then serfs and Indentured Servants? Or maybe that great time when we rounded up all the Japanese Americans and put them into camps? How about that wonderful time in American History when Black People could be found hanging from the limbs of random trees and they were being hosed down in the streets and dogs were being sicked on them? Or that great time in the 1960’s when Black People had to go into the back door of restaurants and hotels, drink out of separate water fountains and sit on the back of buses. Or that great time in the 1970’s when the schools were segregated and there was so much discrimination when it came to housing and credit? Or in the 1980’s when Black People and Latino’s were randomly being stopped on the streets and harassed, when Racial Profiling exploded and the Black and Latino Prison Populations began to explode, as well? To Minorities, America has never been as great for them as it is right now; not that it’s all that great right now. And, of-course, the people on the other side of the divide simply chalk this all up to minorities “Playing the Race Card…”. And this infuriates minorities; because it, in their minds, is simply a demeaning of their heart felt opinions, viewpoints and perspectives, as if they didn’t even matter. And this feeds into the narrative that Black and Minority Lives don’t matter, to add to the evidence presented by the way Police get away with senselessly killing Black People, from their perspective. And the divide is clear, because while people on this side of the divide side with the victims; the people on the other side typically defend the Police Officers in their actions.

So, the question becomes, who is right and who is wrong?

Well, if you ask those on either side; the answer is simple, i.e. the other side. But where does that get us? There has to be a way to bridge the divide. Well, I believe that we can begin with my personal favorite and most trusted piece of philosophy:

“None of life’s problems and solutions are as simple as either black or white. More often than not, these problems and their corresponding solutions can be found in various shades of grey.”

When we begin with this philosophy, we can begin to understand that neither side has a monopoly on wisdom. Whenever two people debate or argue, it is rare that one person is all the way right and the other all the way wrong. More often than not, one is a little right and the other a little wrong, maybe one a little more right or wrong than the other. So, more often than not, compromise is in order, recognizing who is a little more right. On those rare occasions when one side is all the way right, then the side that is wrong must be humble enough and have enough integrity to simply acknowledge it and change their views.

What I have just described, is ‘Function’. Unfortunately, our society, right now, is engaging in ‘Dysfunction’. We are not compromising when compromise is necessary and we are not acknowledging the truth and acting on it, when the truth is evident. And let us not point fingers at the other side, regardless of which side you are on personally. Instead, I recommend that both sides point their fingers at themselves and admit when they may be a little wrong, a lot wrong or all the way wrong and taking the actions associated with integrity and being humble. In other words, simply do what is right. This requires Morality, a strong sense of Values and Ethics. And thus, the solution to most every social and economic challenge we face in America, i.e. Morals, Values and Ethics Education…. If everyone simply did the right thing, what man made problems would we have? So, the ‘Let’s Change the WORLD’ Movement has the ‘Unlimited Education’ Project, which I will not elaborate on within this article. More information is available at www.thechangetheworldmovement.com; Education Tab.

The point, however, is that by exercising the proper morality, we can recognize that the other’s perspective does matter. Belittling and demeaning another’s heart felt feelings and perspectives will never bridge the divide. It will only serve to enrage. Once we begin to listen, we will begin to learn. It is difficult to understand another man’s perspective until you walk in his shoes. So, we must try on each other’s shoes and work on our ability to empathize with each other. How can the man truly understand what it is like to be a woman and vise-versa, when he has never been one? All he can do is listen and try on her shoes. Not literally, of-course, unless that is your thing… But figuratively. Try to understand or feel her pains and frustrations and emotions. Try to picture life from her perspective. And How can a White Man understand what it is to be a Black Man and vise-versa? How can the Urban Business Man truly understand what it’s like to be a rural Farmer, who is also a Business Man and vise-versa? How can the Caucasian Man truly understand what it is like to be a Mexican Immigrant or why and how can that Mexican Immigrant truly understand why the Caucasian Man feels the way he does? Neither has warn the other’s shoes, let alone their skin. But in order to bridge the divide, that is exactly what they need to honestly try to do. How would you feel and what would you do, if you were him? And when we make a serious effort to empathize, more often than not, we will find ourselves saying “Wow; I would feel the same way he does, if I was him” or “I would have done the same thing he did…” And if we find ourselves saying either; then how can we, in good conscience and morality, condemn the other? Aren’t we more alike than we seem?

And that is the bottom line. When truly try on each others’ shoes and then are honest, moral and have integrity, we will all have to admit that we all have much more in common that differences. Rather you are a US Citizen or an Illegal Immigrant, rather you are Black, White, Latino, Asian, Native American, Man, Woman, Old, Young, rather you are an urban or rural dweller, rather you are Muslim, Christian, a Scientologist, Buddhist or any other religion, we all have most of the same things in common… We all want peace, security, prosperity, freedom, safety, a great education system and a bright future for our children and happiness. There are no differences in what we all want; just in how we get what we all want. So, what is the wisdom in fighting each other, when we all have the same wants and goals? Doesn’t it make more sense to begin understanding how and why we each have a different perspective on how to achieve what we all want and then begin to compromise, based on what makes the most sense vs. based on blind loyalty to an ideology? And this is where I will make my final point; which is that Ideology is the enemy.

We, as Americans and as a whole, tend to align ourselves with ideologies; thus, the Conservative/Republican or the Liberal/Democrat. And we become so loyal to these ideologies that we begin to look at everything in terms of does it fit my ideology or not. If it does, it is white and if it doesn’t it is black. If it is black, get back and if it is white, it must be right. And the colors can be switched, for those racially sensitive individuals, but the meaning remains the same. I simply wanted to make a rhyme, not a racial statement here. And the point is that we, in the US of A, are continuously trying to make our problems and solutions as simple as either black or white, when the truth can only be found in various, complex shades of grey. And until we are willing to step outside of our black and white boxes, into the grey, we will continue to be on polar opposite sides of every issue. It’s like the North Pole trying to talk face-to-face with the South Pole. The only way they will ever talk face-to-face, is if they decide to meet at the Equator. Everyone needs to come to the middle, meet face-to-face, get to know each other, acknowledge each other’s perspectives and then begin to compromise. Together we are strong; divided, we fall!

And we must put God, first…

D-Source (Political Philosophy)

 

 

 

Filed under: Authors, D-Source, Let's Change the WORLD Movement, Not In The News, Philosophy, Politicians, Politics, Unlimited Education | Posted on June 25th, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

Wold Opinions on Trumps Decision on Paris Climate Accord…

World leaders reacted with dismay Thursday to President Trump’s announcement that he was pulling out of the Paris climate accord, while three prominent European heads of state rejected his suggestion that the deal could be renegotiated.

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and  and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said in a joint statement that they regretted the United States’ decision to withdraw from the accord, but affirmed “our strongest commitment” to implement its measures and encouraged “all our partners to speed up their action to combat climate change.”

While Trump said the United States would be willing to rejoin the accord if it could obtain more favorable terms, the three European leaders said the agreement cannot be renegotiated, “since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economics.”

Macron repeated that belief in an English-language speech from the Elysee presidential palace, unprecedented from a French president in an address at home. He said, “I do respect this decision but I do think it is an actual mistake both for the U.S. and for our planet.”

“Wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility: make our planet great again,” Macron added.

The European Union’s top climate change official, Miguel Arias Canente, said in a statement that Trump’s decision to leave the Paris accord made it “a sad day for the global community,” adding that the bloc “deeply regrets the unilateral decision.”

Canete also predicted that the EU would seek new alliances from the world’s largest economies to the most vulnerable island states, as well as U.S. businesses and individuals supportive of the accord.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement “a major disappointment” and said it was “crucial that the United States remains a leader on environmental issues,” according to his spokesman.

Norway’s largest pension fund with 53 billion euro ($59.5 billion) in assets under its management said it would continue to invest in renewable energy despite the American president’s decision, saying in a statement that “Donald Trump is jumping off a train that has already left the station.”

Chief executive Odd Arild Grefstad cited the growth of renewable energy in U.S. states such as Texas, New York and California as signs that “the world has started the transition from fossil to a renewable economy.”

In Mexico, former President Vicente Fox criticized Trump’s move, saying on Twitter: “He’s declaring war on the planet itself.”

Fox, who has clashed with Trump since last year’s presidential campaign, said the U.S. leader’s decision “condemns this generation and those to come” and would leave “a dark legacy just to satisfy your greediness.”

Bill Ford, chairman of the Ford Motor Co., also weighed in, saying: “We believe climate change is real, and remain deeply committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our vehicles and our facilities.”

Before Trump announced his decision Thursday afternoon, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told reporters during a visit to Berlin that fighting global warming was a “global consensus” and an “international responsibility.”

Without mentioning the U.S. specifically, Li said that “China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment” and pointed out that his was one of the first countries to ratify the 2015 Paris Agreement.

While traveling abroad last week, Trump was repeatedly pressed to stay in the deal by European leaders and Pope Francis.

Withdrawing would leave the United States as one of just three countries outside the agreement. The other two are Syria and Nicaragua.

Russia joined the chorus speaking out for the climate accord. Speaking to reporters on Thursday before Trump’s decision was announced, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Russia “thinks highly” of the accords and sees no alternative to it.

Spokesman Dmitry Peskov added that its implementation will not be as effective “without the key signatories.”

Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. Calculations suggest withdrawal could release up to 3 billion additional tons of carbon dioxide a year — enough to melt ice sheets faster, raise seas higher and trigger more extreme weather.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

D-Source 06/02/2017

Just a few Climate Change Facts, for those who are interested in facts:

The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century.

Data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment show Greenland lost 150 to 250 cubic kilometers (36 to 60 cubic miles) of ice per year between 2002 and 2006, while Antarctica lost about 152 cubic kilometers (36 cubic miles) of ice between 2002 and 2005.

Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world — including in the Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, Alaska and Africa

Since 1950, the U.S. has also witnessed increasing numbers of intense rainfall events.

Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the acidity of surface ocean waters has increased by about 30 percent.

Climate Change kills more people world wide, including Americans, than Terrorism.

Nearly 1,000 children per day die due to Climate Change

Climate Change is responsible for Famine, droughts, more powerful and deadly storms, disease, starvation, loss of Real Estate, Wealth, health problems and death by the millions.

5 million people world wide die due to Climate Change per year

The Coal Industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the world for it’s employees. More employees die from accidents and illness (Cancer), than from any other industry.

Trump says the Coal Industry is vital for jobs. The Coal Industry employs 76,000 people. To put that into perspective: Car wash Industry: 150,000; Travel Agencies 99,000; Museums: 91,000; Used Car Dealers: 138,000 employees

The Solar Industry employs 260,000, up nearly 25% from 2015

The Coal/Mining Industry lost over 191,000 jobs since 2014

Wind Industry supports 88,000 jobs

Bio Fuel Industry supports 401,000 jobs

Natural Gas supports 2.2 million jobs.

Fossil Fuels cost the US between $361.7 and $886.5 billion per year in Health Costs, alone.

Renewable Energy has no negative health effects and supports millions of US Tax Paying Jobs.

When you take time to consider the actual facts; does it make more since to do nothing about Global Warming/Climate Change, for our health, economy and planet or does it make more since for our health, economy and planet to keep heading down the path of Renewable Energy? Don’t be political; be honest…

And considering the amount of innocent men, women and children who suffer and even die due to Global Warming and the ill effects of Fossil Fuels, the pollution they cause and the Mining of them, what would God have us do?

 

Filed under: Climate Change, Uncategorized | Posted on June 2nd, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

Money; Fame; Power; Racism…

An L.A. home owned by LeBron James was the target of a hate crime — someone spray painted the n-word on the front gate and detectives are now investigating, cops tell TMZ Sports.

Here’s what we know … multiple LAPD units and a neighborhood patrol vehicle responded to the home early Wednesday morning. We’re told the word was scrawled on the outer gate.

We’re told investigators are looking for security footage from neighbors which may show the perpetrator.

Records show LeBron bought the house back in 2015 but it does not appear he lives there on any regular basis.

The graffiti has since been covered up.

We’re told LeBron was not at the home at the time of the incident — he’s presumably in the Bay Area gearing up for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which starts Thursday.

 

“It just goes to show; it don’t matter how much money you have, how famous you are or how admired you are, being black in America is tough…” ~LBJ~

Filed under: Basketball (NBA), Labron James, Let's Change the WORLD Movement, News, Not In The News, Photography, Race, Racism, The Truth, Videos | Posted on June 1st, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

South Florida Company Offers Peace of Mind as a Service…

 South Florida

HOME OWNERS:
Why work all week just to come home and work some more? We offer World Class Maid Service for I Can’t Afford a Maid Prices… Special Discounts available now for Maid Service and Lawn Care and other services…
HOTELS:
Now is a great time to consider what additional services would set your hotel even further apart from the rest and maybe what current services aren’t as efficient as you’d like them to be. Attract the world’s elite by offering elite services the other Hotels don’t.
GENERAL CONTRACTORS:
King Louis is you One Stop Shop for After Construction Clean Up, Landscaping and various other services…
UPSCALE EVENTS:
Planning an Upscale Wedding, Bar Mitzva, Business Conference or  other event? How about a glamorous event that will create memories for a life time and that will have everyone talking, catered by two of South Florida’s top Chefs?
Below, is a short list of our most popular residential and business services and a link to our website, where you can find even more information:

www.kinglouisservices.com

Thank you for considering King Louis Services!

 

Inline image 1

www.kinglouisservices.com

 


Dale Davis

King Louis Services Account Manager

954-213-3327

www.kinglouisservices.com

 

King Louis Services is a proud member of The “Let’s Change the WORLD” Movement

Filed under: Companies Who Support the Movement, Endorsements | Posted on May 18th, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

Repeal and Replace or Switch and Screw?

DSource 05/04/17

After going on 7 years and after 52 attempts at trying to repeal Obamacare, the Republican Controlled House has finally succeeded in passing a bill that will do just that and replace it with their own version of Health Care Reform. It is Trump’s first legislative victory and they are celebrating…

However, there are several problems:

1. The bill now has to go to the Republican controlled Senate, where it is ‘Dead on Arrival’, in it’s present form. They have passed a bill that they knew had zero chance in the Senate, just to try and trick the American People into feeling like they were successful; when really, they were unsuccessful and are just passing the buck to the Senate, in hopes they can come up with something.

2. People like myself, who actually pay attention, know that they passed a bill that has not been scored. That means the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not had an opportunity to do the research required to estimate how much the bill would cost, if it became law and how many people will lose their Health Care, rather premiums are likely to go up or down and by how much and how much more money it might cost people with Pre-Existing Conditions to get insurance, among other things… They passed a bill, just for the sake of Politics, without knowing what impact it will have on the system, let alone the American People. And these are the Republicans we are entrusting with our well-being.

3. Trump and the Republicans promised to insure that people with Pre-existing Conditions would be covered. But this bill no longer requires Insurance Companies to charge people with Pre-Existing Conditions the same rates they charge everyone else. This means that some and probably many people will no longer be able to afford their policies, if they have Pre-Existing Conditions.

I could go on and on and on… Why do people still align themselves with this party?! A President who admits to groping women and a Congress who votes to screw sick people, just to get money out of Obamacare to pay for the tax cut they want to give the very rich, who refused to pay a little more in taxes, so regular people like you and I could all have Health Care. Why do we have to get screwed, just so the rich can get a Tax Cut?

I know there are people who hate when I start bringing up those pesky historical facts about what has actually happened; but I just can’t stand to sit back and allow people who don’t pay attention the way I do, to be bamboozled, without clearing away the smoke, so they can see.

First of all, Obamacare was originally called Romney Care. It was a Republican Idea based on Mitt Romney’s Health Care Plan while he was Governor of Massachusetts. It was a hugely popular law and Republicans were behind it 100%, until Obama came on board and said “Yes, it’s working well in Massachusetts, so let’s roll it out to the rest of the nation. All of a sudden, Republicans were immediately 100% against it. It was a great idea until Obama came on board. This is because Mitch McConnell was caught on tape vowing to obstruct Mr. Obama and make sure he was a “One Term President” within Mr. Obama’s first 24 hours as President. To many people, including myself, this reaped of Racism…

So, Mr. Obama came out with a revision of the law, which was what he called the ‘Public Option’, which he claimed would be the biggest and easiest way to lower Health Care Costs or to at-least reduce the rate of rise in costs. The idea was for the government to offer average citizens the exact same plan that Congress gets. And that way, if you didn’t like the price that the Insurance Companies were offering, you could always opt to go with the Government Option/Public Option. The idea was that the competition of a lower cost Public/Government Option would force Insurance Companies to compete with lower cost plans; otherwise, people would simply go with the Public Option.

Well, Insurance Companies didn’t like it. They spent hundreds of millions of dollars on negative ads depicting Mr. Obama as a Kenyan Born, Muslim, Socialist Terrorist, who had an evil plan to bankrupt America by indoctrinating our children, launching a complete government takeover of Health Care and building Death Camps for all Grandmothers. In other words, they convinced a significant amount of Americans that Obama was ‘The Boogie Man’. This would have all been laughable if accused of any other Caucasian President in US History; but somehow, sounded perfectly credible about our first Black President, who happened to be named Obama. Donald Trump came on board and helped start an entire movement to convince Americans that Obama wasn’t born in America. Do you think he was paid? I don’t know; but he may have been. Mr. Obama was forced to drop the Public Option, which was the part that he claimed would lower costs.

The biggest complaint among Republicans is the rise in Health Care Costs, which are rising slower than they have in decades, by the way. A point Republicans always fail to mention. But, never-the-less, that is their complaint. So, they blame Obama for the rise in costs, when they are the reason Mr. Obama had to give up the part of the law he claimed would lower the rise in costs. Republicans messed up and then blamed Obama.

Well, Republicans succeeded in convincing Americans that they deserved control of the House, based on their guarantee to focus on job growth. For the next six years and now going on seven, Congress has not passed one single jobs bill; NOT ONE! Obama put forth economic proposals, which were shot down by the Republican Congress. And they shot down every attempt Obama made to raise the Minimum Wage, as they continually dogged him about slow wage growth. Instead of Republicans focusing on jobs and the economy the way they promised, they focused on repealing Obama Care 52 times over 6 years. They have been obsessed! No Infrastructure Bills, no Tax Reform, no Immigration Reform; nothing! They’ve simply been focused on overturning Obama’s signature legislation. Why the unprecedented obsession? Hmmm….

Now, each and every time they have failed, I thank God; because they have never had anything to replace it with. They were just going to allow every one of the 24 million additional men, women and children who were finally able to have Health Care, to lose it. Now that they have full control of the Administrative, Legislative House and Senate and even the Judicial Branches of the Federal Government, they are still obsessed with making this man (Obama) a failure, just like they vowed to do on Mr. Obama’s very first day as President. They are still trying to repeal Obamacare. But guess what? It is now perfectly clear that they have never had a replacement. Really?! Now, they can’t even agree on how to replace it; because, as it turns out, it would be Political Suicide for them to replace Obamacare with anything that would eliminate the most popular parts of the law. But also, as it turns out, it is very difficult to offer the popular parts of Obamacare, without government mandates, which is what Republicans are against.

What is their solution? To allow states to opt out of the mandates and offer 8 billion dollars in subsidies to help lower the cost of Health Care for people with Pre-Existing Conditions. Why? Because Insurance Companies will no longer be obligated to offer coverage to those people at the same price they offer coverage to everyone else. In other words, Republicans are allowing discrimination back into Health Care. And Obamacare had removed the discrimination out of Health Care. And how does 8 billion dollars help to lower the National Debt?

And at the same time, they are doing their best to roll back the regulations that prevent companies from polluting as much as they want and screwing the Consumer as much as they want. They are even rolling back Michelle Obama’s Healthy Food Program for kids. What do they have against these poor, inner city kids (Mostly Black and Hispanics) having a nutritious lunch?!

SMH!!

DSource (Politics)

Filed under: Authors, D-Source, Health Care, Not In The News, Politics, Politics | Posted on May 4th, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

Donald Trump Promises After 100 Days in Office

The Trump-O-Meter: Tracking 102 promises made by Donald Trump

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (AP)
Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (AP)

President-elect Donald Trump promised coal jobs in West Virginia and manufacturing jobs in Michigan. He said he would fix the inner city of Baltimore and the airports in New York. He said he would cut taxes and grow the military. Create paid family leave and balance the budget.

Build the wall. Kill Obamacare.

Protect Social Security. Take care of veterans.

And that’s just the start.

“We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning, you’re going to come to me and go ‘Please, please, we can’t win anymore.’ … You’ll say ‘Please, Mr. President, we beg you sir, we don’t want to win anymore. It’s too much. It’s not fair to everybody else,’ ” Trump said in Montana last May. “And I’m going to say ‘I’m sorry, but we’re going to keep winning, winning, winning. We’re going to make America great again.’ ”

The pitch worked. Now comes the hard part: Can Trump deliver?

For the past six months, PolitiFact has been cataloging promises Trump made to voters in speeches, appearances, interviews and debates. Today we launch our Trump-O-Meter, which will track 102 of the most significant pledges emblematic of his unconventional campaign. The Trump-O-Meter will measure whether Trump is able to accomplish what he told voters and ultimately rate each promise Kept, Broken or Compromise. It’s the same process we used to track the campaign promises made by President Barack Obama.

BROWSE THE TRUMP-O-METER

While Obama’s promises often were hyper-specific (e.g., “Better integrate efforts of federal agencies with the military through new Mobile Development Teams“), Trump’s are sweeping.

That brings additional challenges.

“An unsuccessful foreign or military engagement, a natural disaster, failed diplomacy, a spike in gas prices, a stock market crisis or any of the other factors that bedevil every president can easily befall Trump,” said veteran Republican strategist Rick Wilson, who opposed Trump during the campaign. “These are externalities that no amount of bluster, tweeting and red hats immunize a president against.”

The 102 promises we’re watching account for the major tenets of Trump’s tax and immigration plans, his ideas to repeal and replace Obamacare and his proposals to shift American trade policy. Plenty of his ideas will find opposition from the Republican-controlled Congress. In some cases, Trump’s promises will be difficult to keep.

Yet Trump has guaranteed results and promised swift action. On his first day in office, Trump has vowed to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, eliminate gun-free zones, rescind executive orders on guns and immigration, cancel federal funding to sanctuary cities, start work on the border wall, begin deporting undocumented immigrants with criminal records, suspend immigration from terror-prone countries and ask Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Beyond that, he has promised to fix America’s inner cities, double America’s rate of economic growth, put millions of people to work and rebuild the country’s highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools and hospitals.

To conservative National Review columnist Jonah Goldberg, it’s “unicorns as far as the eye can see.”

“He essentially vowed that we could rewind the movie of the last 50 years. Lost jobs would come flying back like the pieces of a shattered vase reassembling as the video plays in reverse,” Goldberg wrote. “That won’t happen. It won’t happen because Trump must now deal with the tools and materials of the real world.”

Deciphering Trump’s rhetoric

There’s a difficulty in tracking Trump’s promises because his words can be contradictory or unclear.

Take his promise to ban Muslims from entering the country. In the weeks before the Iowa caucus, Trump pledged that he would halt all Muslim immigration to the United States. But during the general election, Trump said he would ban immigration from regions with a history of terrorism.

Both ideas remain on his website, so we decided to track both promises.

Likewise, at the start of the campaign, Trump said all 11 million people living in the country illegally “have to go.” Later in the campaign, he focused on people living in the country illegally who have committed crimes.

Again, we will track both promises.

In coal country, Trump vowed to reverse a decades-long trend and put miners back to work. “Get ready because you’re going to be working your asses off,” he said in West Virginia.

In the rust belt, he pledged manufacturing jobs.

How will he accomplish either? Details are slim. Trump has said he plans to unleash the American economy by creating an environment better for business. That means lower tax rates and fewer regulations. Trump promises that before any new regulation is approved, two will be rescinded.

BROWSE THE TRUMP-O-METER

Dan Mitchell, an economist with the libertarian Cato Institute, says the proposals will make the United States more attractive to businesses. But, on the specifics, experts say it will be hard for Trump to meet the letter of his word. We spoke with eight economists. None predicted a major spike in new manufacturing or mining jobs.

“It is not even remotely possible that Trump will be able to bring back employment in coal or total manufacturing back anywhere near the level of the mid-20th century. Not even in absolute numbers, let alone as a percentage of total employment,” said Jeffrey Frankel, a Harvard University government and economics professor who served on President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. “It’s no more feasible than bringing agricultural employment back to 1790, when farmers were 90 percent of national employment vs. 2 percent today.”

Coal’s problems, in particular, have to do as much with the increased availability of natural gas through fracking as anything, experts say.

“The only way to bring back any jobs would be to outlaw fracking, since the biggest problem in the last few years for the industry has been the availability of cheap natural gas,” said Dean Baker, an economist with the liberal Center for Economic and Policy Research. “Of course even then, we would only get back a small share of the coal mining jobs lost in the last three decades.”

The cost of the wall, and who’s footing the bill

The 102 promises we’re analyzing on the Trump-O-Meter include promises Trump already has indicated he won’t keep, including his vow to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton.

Trump told a crowd in California in June that if he won his “attorney general will take a very good look” at Clinton’s case. In August, in Ohio, Trump said Clinton’s case “required” a special prosecutor. At the second presidential debate in St. Louis, Trump said he would “instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into” Clinton’s situation. And the next day, in Pennsylvania, he said, “Special prosecutor, here we come.”

But Trump told the New York Times after the election that he doesn’t “want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t.”

We will still track the promise, however, because it is something Trump promised voters ahead of Election Day.

The Trump-O-Meter also will track Trump’s signature pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The question is who will pay and when.

Trump said the wall would either cost $8 billion or $12 billion. He said it would be 35 to 40 feet, or 50 feet, or higher.

Without precise plans, it’s hard to determine how much it would cost. Fencing, hardly a great “impenetrable and beautiful” wall, may cost at least $5.1 billion. Some estimates stretch to $25 billion.

The “build the wall!” chants also skipped past the fine print in his plan — that Mexico would be asked to reimburse the United States for the cost to build the wall. Until then, the bill appears headed to the American taxpayer.

At odds, long odds

Trump promised to reinstate waterboarding, a controversial interrogation technique that simulates drowning and is considered torture, even though his own pick to lead the Department of Defense, retired Gen. James Mattis, says beer and cigarettes are more effective methods of extracting information.

He vowed to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, though other presidents have broken the same promise in hopes it could save Middle East peace talks.

Trump claimed in an interview with Bob Woodward that he would eliminate the $19 trillion federal debt within eight years, even though experts say his economic plan would actually increase the debt by trillions.

He promised to adopt the “penny plan” to reduce non-defense, non-entitlement spending by 1 percent per year, though he also has said he would spend at least $550 billion improving America’s infrastructure system.

BROWSE THE TRUMP-O-METER

PolitiFact has been tracking the promises of presidents, governors and mayors for nearly nine years, and no one has achieved everything pledged to voters.

Nearly one-in-four of Obama’s campaign promises, for instance, ended up broken, according to our Obameter. In some cases, new events necessitated a change in priority. In others, Congress got in the way.

“We care about politicians keeping their promises for a couple of reasons, but one is that reputation is currency in politics: If someone won’t or can’t do what he says he would, he will be trusted less the next time he makes a promise,” said Timothy Hill, a political science professor at Doane College in Nebraska who has written about presidential promises. “But, to this point, anyway, that law of gravity seems to be suspended around Donald Trump. His campaign was always about attitude, not substance, and the post-election period has been no different.”

What he can do, where he needs help

The Trump-O-Meter will rate outcomes, not intentions, the same standard we used for Obama. So it’s not enough for Trump to propose, as he has, six weeks of paid family leave for new mothers. It’s up to him see the legislation through the Republican-led Congress.

Some promises Trump can pursue unilaterally.

He can keep the prison facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, operating without lifting a finger, and he can force a move of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Trump already has celebrated a campaign promise to keep a Carrier air conditioning factory open in Indiana(though jobs are still moving to Mexico).

Trump also has promised to issue an executive order mandating the death penalty for anyone convicted of killing a cop. He has the ability to issue the order, but presidents do not have the authority to create penal laws, experts say. That requires Congress. “There would have to be a law passed by Congress under any ordinary understanding of the power of the different branches,” said Sheri Johnson, a law professor at Cornell University.

And in the case of the death penalty, the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory death penalty sentences are unconstitutional.

But in many cases, Trump will find himself in an unfamiliar position as the CEO-turned-president: at the mercy of others.

Trump’s tax plan, a simplifying of the tax code and lower rates for many but not all, needs the support of Congress. He is likely to have a willing partner.

Trump’s dream of congressional term limits requires an amendment to the Constitution. That means the approval of two-thirds of the House and Senate and the ratification of 38 state legislatures. The last amendment to the Constitution, dealing with congressional pay, took 202 years to ratify.

Trump told voters during the campaign he would “make every dream you ever dreamed for your country come true.”

Starting Friday, we’ll find out.

 

Donald Trump Promises POLITIFACT recently rated:

Renegotiate NAFTA

The Promise: In the Works

“A Trump administration will renegotiate NAFTA and if we don’t get the deal we want, we will terminate NAFTA and get a much better deal for our workers and our companies. 100 percent.”

Update April 27th, 2017: Trump reaffirms intent to renegotiate NAFTA

Release his tax returns after an audit is completed

The Promise: Stalled

“I’m under a routine audit and it’ll be released, and as soon as the audit is finished it will be released.”

Update April 26th, 2017: Trump has ‘no intention’ of releasing tax returns, Steve Mnuchin says

Reverse China’s entry into the World Trade Organization

The Promise: In the Works

“That means reversing two of the worst legacies of the Clinton years…First, the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Second, China’s entry into the World Trade Organization.”

Update April 26th, 2017: Trump threatens to ignore WTO in ‘aggressive’ America-first approach

Lower the business tax rate

The Promise: In the Works

“The Trump Plan will lower the business tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, and eliminate the corporate alternative minimum tax.”

Update April 26th, 2017: Trump’s tax outline lowers business tax rate and kills AMT, but offers few details

Cancel all funding of sanctuary cities

The Promise: Stalled

“We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths. Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars, and we will work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.”

Update April 26th, 2017: California judge halts Trump’s executive order

End birthright citizenship

The Promise: In the Works

“End birthright citizenship.”

Update April 21st, 2017: House bill introduced to end birthright citizenship

Renegotiate the Iran deal

The Promise: Stalled

“This deal if I win will be a totally different deal. This will be a totally different deal.”

Update April 20th, 2017: Mixed messages on Iran, but tangible moves toward reversal haven’t happened yet

Open up libel laws

The Promise: Stalled

“I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.”

Update April 20th, 2017: Trump stalls on promise to open up libel laws

Establish a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

The Promise: Stalled

“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 the hell is going on.”

Update April 20th, 2017: Trump stalls on promise for ‘total and complete shutdown’ of Muslims entering the United States

Increase the size of the U.S. Army to 540,000 active duty soldiers

The Promise: In the Works

“We will build an active army around 540,000 as the army’s Chief of Staff has said he needs desperately and really must have to protect our country.”

Update April 20th, 2017: Trump’s budget request for Army falls short

Rebuild the U.S. Navy toward the goal of 350 ships

The Promise: In the Works

“We will build a Navy of 350 surface ships and submarines as recommended by the bipartisan National Defense Panel.”

Update April 20th, 2017: Trump’s budget request for Navy falls short

Provide the U.S. Air Force with 1,200 fighter aircraft

The Promise: In the Works

“We will build an Air Force of at least 1,200 fighter aircraft, which the Heritage Foundation again has shown to be needed to execute current missions.”

Update April 20th, 2017: Trump’s budget request for Air Force falls short

Rebuild the Marine Corps to 36 battalions

The Promise: In the Works

“We will build a Marine Corps based on 36 battalions, which the Heritage Foundation notes is the minimum needed to deal with major contingencies – we have 23 now.”

Update April 20th, 2017: Trump’s budget request for Marine Corps falls short

Sue his accusers of sexual misconduct

The Promise: Broken

“The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”

Update April 19th, 2017: Trump-O-Meter update: Sue his accusers of sexual misconduct

Hire American workers first

The Promise: In the Works

“Establish new immigration controls to boost wages and to ensure that open jobs are offered to American workers first.”

Update April 19th, 2017: Trump signs ‘Buy American and Hire American’ executive order

Take no salary

The Promise: IN THE WORKS

“If I’m elected president, I’m accepting no salary.”

Create private White House veterans hotline NOT YET RATED

“I will create a private White House hotline – that is answered by a real person 24 hours a day – to make sure that no valid complaint about the VA ever falls through the cracks. I will instruct my staff that if a valid complaint is not acted upon, then the issue be brought directly to me, and I will pick up the phone and fix it myself, if need be.”

Enact term limits STALLED

“If I’m elected president, I will push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress.”

Impose death penalty for cop killers NOT YET RATED

“One of the first things I’d do in terms of executive order, if I win, will be to sign a strong, strong statement that would go out to the country, out to the world, that anybody killing a police man, a police woman, a police officer, anybody killing a police officer, the death penalty is going to happen,”

Appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton STALLED

“I will ask, to appoint a special prosecutor. We have to investigate Hillary Clinton, and we have to investigate the investigation.”

Enact a temporary ban on new regulations IN THE WORKS

“We’re going to cancel every needless job-killing regulation and put a moratorium on new regulations until our economy gets back on its feet.”

Make no cuts to Medicare NOT YET RATED

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.”

Invest $550 billion in infrastructure and create an infrastructure fund NOT YET RATED

 “The Trump Administration seeks to invest $550 billion to ensure we can export our goods and move our people faster and safer.”

Make no cuts to Social Security NOT YET RATED

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.”

Make no cuts to Medicaid STALLED

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.”

Eliminate Common Core NOT YET RATED

“We’re cutting Common Core. We’re getting rid of Common Core. We’re bringing education locally.”

Impose a hiring freeze on federal employees IN THE WORKS

“A hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health).”

Slash federal regulations KEPT

“A requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated.”

Place lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying for foreign government KEPT

“I’m going to issue a lifetime ban against senior executive branch officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government and I’m going to ask Congress to pass a campaign finance reform that prevents registered foreign lobbyists from raising money in American elections and politics.”

Place lifetime ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections NOT YET RATED

“A complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.”

Defund Planned Parenthood IN THE WORKS

“I would defund it because of the abortion factor, which they say is 3 percent. I don’t know what percentage it is. They say it’s 3 percent. But I would defund it, because I’m pro-life.”

Approve the Keystone XL project and reap the profits IN THE WORKS

“I want it built, but I want a piece of the profits.”

Achieve energy independence NOT YET RATED

“Under my presidency, we will accomplish a complete American energy independence. Complete. Complete.”

Nominate someone from his list of justices to replace Antonin Scalia KEPT

“I am looking to appoint judges very much in the mold of Justice Scalia. I’m looking for judges — and I’ve actually picked 20 of them so that people would see.”

Expand mental health programs NOT YET RATED

“We need to reform our mental health programs and institutions in this country.”

CONTINUE by clicking the link below:

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/trumpometer/browse/?page=2

Filed under: Donald Trump, Not In The News, Politicians, Politics | Posted on April 29th, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

Rep. Adam Schiff (Dem) Lays Out the Facts…

Filed under: Donald Trump, International, Political, Politicians, Politics, The Truth, Videos, YouTube | Posted on March 26th, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

Let’s Change the WORLD Talk Radio

 

To Trump or Not to Trump; That is the Question…

The nation is divided. President Trump has won a decisive Electoral College victory, but lost the Popular Vote. Those who support him say “Give him a chance” and those who do not say “He is squandering his chance”.  Which is it? Who are we, as a nation? 

I’m sure that last question is one that many of our listeners are asking. On this show, we will examine who our Founding Fathers intended us to be and compare it to who we are, today and who we seem destined to become. And we ask ourselves is this who we want to become? And make no mistake; under this new Administration, our nation will undergo change, if we allow it. The question is, again, … is this who we want to become? We will let our listeners offer their opinions….

On Sunday, March 5th, at 6:00 pm, E.S.T., just click this link to listen from anywhere in the world or dial (818) 739-8909 to listen by phone, from anywhere. 

Our show is all about regular, down to Earth, everyday people having a voice. Agreement is never required on our show; but courtesy and respect are, so there is never any reason to be silent. “Let’s Change the WORLD”

Filed under: Donald Trump, Let's Change the WORLD Movement, Politicians, Politics, Radio, Talk Radio | Posted on March 5th, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

Donald Trump’s Campaign Promises

Most presidential candidates are careful to not promise too much on the campaign trail. That’s not at all the case for Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Listed below are 76 things that Trump has said he would do if elected, or has predicted would occur as a result of his election. If he were to win the White House, Trump has promised to:

1. Build a wall along the southern border that’s taller than the arenas where Trump holds his rallies, taller than any ladder and one foot taller than the Great Wall of China. This “artistically beautiful” wall will be constructed out of hardened concrete, rebar and steel, and it will be “the greatest wall that you’ve ever seen” — so great that the nation will likely one day name it “The Trump Wall.”

2. Make Mexico pay for the wall. If Mexico refuses, then the United States will impound all remittance payments taken from the wages of illegal immigrants, cut foreign aid, institute tariffs, cancel visas for Mexican business leaders and diplomats, and increase fees for visas, border-crossing cards and port use.

Trump compares proposed border wall to Great Wall of China

 

At a campaign event at Liberty University in Lunchburg, Va., Donald Trump compared his proposed border wall to the Great Wall of China. (Reuters)

3. “If I become president, we’re all going to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”

4. Get rid of Common Core because it’s “a disaster” and a “very bad thing.” Trump says he wants to give local school districts more control and might even eliminate the Department of Education.

5. The Environmental Protection Agency might also disappear.

6. Get rid of Obamacare and replace it with something “terrific” that is “so much better, so much better, so much better.”

7. Knock down the regulatory walls between states for health insurance, making plans available nationally instead of regionally.

8. Rebuild the country’s aging infrastructure — especially bridges and airports that look like they belong in a third-world country — for one-third of what the United States is currently paying for such projects.

10. Defund Planned Parenthood.

11. “I will take care of women, and I have great respect for women. I do cherish women, and I will take care of women.”

12. Frequently use the term “radical Islamic terrorism.”

13. Temporarily ban most foreign Muslims from entering the United States “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” Trump would allow exceptions for dignitaries, business people, athletes and others who have “proven” themselves.

Trump calls for ‘total and complete’ shutdown of Muslims entering U.S.

 

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said on Dec. 7 that he was in favor of a ‘”total and complete” shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. (C-SPAN)

14. Bar Syrian refugees from entering the country and kick out any who are already living here.Trump says wealthy Persian Gulf nations like Saudi Arabia should pay to set up a heavily guarded “safe zone” in Syria.

15. Heavily surveil mosques in the United States.Trump has said he’s open to the idea of closing some mosques.

16. Create a database of Syrian refugees. Trump hasn’t ruled out creating a database of Muslims in the country.

17. Never take a vacation while serving as president.

18. Prosecute Hillary Clinton for her use of a private e-mail server while serving as secretary of state.

Clinton: Trump is ‘trying to bully and buy his way into the presidency’

 

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of “trying to bully and buy his way into the presidency.” (Reuters)

19. Make medical marijuana widely available to patients, and allow states to decide if they want to fully legalize pot or not.

20. Stop spending money on space explorationuntil the United States can fix its potholes. Encourage private space-exploration companies to expand.

21. Pick Supreme Court justices who are “really great legal scholars.”

22. Ensure that Iowa continues to host the nation’s first presidential nominating contest.

23. Strengthen the military so that it’s “so big and so strong and so great” that “nobody’s going to mess with us.”

24. Be unpredictable. “No one is going to touch us, because I’m so unpredictable.”

25. Allow Russia to deal with the Islamic State in Syria and/or work with Russian President Vladimir Putin to wipe out shared enemies.

26. “Bomb the s— out of ISIS.” Also bomb oil fields controlled by the Islamic State, then seize the oil and give the profits to military veterans who were wounded while fighting.

27. Target and kill the relatives of terrorists.

28. Shut down parts of the Internet so that Islamic State terrorists cannot use it to recruit American children.

29. Bring back waterboarding, which the Obama administration considers torture. Trump has said he’s willing to use interrogation techniques that go even further than waterboarding. Even if such tactics don’t work, “they deserve it anyway, for what they’re doing.”

30. Leave troops in Afghanistan because it’s such “a mess.” Protect Israel. And increase U.S. military presence in the East and South China Seas.

31. Find an “out” clause in the Iran deal and then “totally” renegotiate the whole thing.

32. “I promise I will never be in a bicycle race. That I can tell you.” (This promise is connected to criticism of Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who was injured while riding a bicycle amid the Iran negotiations.)

33. Refuse to call Iran’s leader by his preferred title. “I guarantee you I will be never calling him the Supreme Leader… I’ll say, ‘Hey baby, how ya doing?’ I will never call him the Supreme Leader.”

34. Negotiate the release of all U.S. prisoners held in Iran before taking office. (Five hostages were recently released, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian; Trump has taken some credit for this.)

35. Oppose the killing of journalists: “I hate some of these people, but I would never kill them.”

36. Find great generals — like the next Gen. Patton or Gen. MacArthur — and do not allow them to go onto television news shows to explain their military strategy: “I don’t want my generals being interviewed, I want my generals kicking a–.” Trump likes generals who are rough, foul-mouthed and beloved by their troops.

37. Drop that “dirty, rotten traitor” Bowe Bergdahl out of an airplane into desolate Afghanistan without a parachute.

Trump says he will review Bergdahl’s case if elected president

 

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump called Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a “traitor” and said that he would review his case if elected president. Bergdahl will face a general court-martial in connection with his 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan. (Reuters)

38. Fire “the corrupt and incompetent” leaders of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and dramatically reform the agency. Allow veterans to take their military identification card to any medical facility that accepts Medicaid patients to receive care. Embed satellite VA clinics in rural hospitals and underserved areas, and ensure than every VA hospital is permanently staffed with OBGYN doctors.

39. Invest more heavily in programs that help military veterans transition back to civilian life,including job training and placement services. Also increase funding for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and mental health issues. Veterans who apply for a job at a VA facility will have five points added to their qualifying scores.

40. Bring back jobs from China — and Mexico, Japan and elsewhere.

41. “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.” Trump says cities like Reno, Nev., will “be a big fat beautiful beneficiary” of these new jobs.

42. Students at Wofford College in South Carolina, where Trump attended a town hall, will all have jobs at graduation.

43. Aggressively challenge China’s power in the world by declaring the country a currency manipulator, adopting a “zero tolerance policy on intellectual property theft and forced technology transfer” and cracking down on China’s “lax labor and environmental standards.”

Trump: China’s currency devaluation ‘a disgrace’

 

During a speech in Michigan, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said, “You have to do something to rein in China,” adding that “they’re making it absolutely impossible for the United States to compete.”(Reuters)

44. Rather than throw the Chinese president a state dinner, buy him “a McDonald’s hamburger and say we’ve got to get down to work.”

45. Replace “free trade” with “fair trade.” Gather together the “smartest negotiators in the world,” assign them each a country and renegotiate all foreign trade deals.

46. Put billionaire hedge fund manager Carl Icahn in charge of trade negotiations with China and Japan, and pick an ambassador to Japan who is “a killer,” unlike the current ambassador, Caroline Kennedy.

47. Tell Ford Motor Co.’s president that unless he cancels plans to build a massive plant in Mexico, the company will face a 35 percent tax on cars imported back into the United States. Trump is confident he can get this done before taking office. (Last year he incorrectly said this had already happened.)

48. Force Nabisco to once again make Oreos in the United States. And bully Apple into making its “damn computers” and other products here.

49. Impose new taxes on many imports into the country. Numbers thrown around have included 32 percent, 34 percent and 35 percent.

50. Grow the nation’s economy by at least 6 percent.

51. Reduce the $18 trillion national debt by “vigorously eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government, ending redundant government programs and growing the economy to increase tax revenues.”

52. Cut the budget by 20 percent by simply renegotiating.

53. Get rid of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

What you need to know about Donald Trump’s tax plan

 

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released a tax proposal, outlining “major” tax cuts while helping to “balance budgets.” Here’s exactly what’s inside Trump’s tax plan. (The Washington Post)

54. Simplify the U.S. tax code and reduce the number of tax brackets from seven to four. The highest earners would pay a 25-percent tax. The corporate tax rate would fall to 15 percent. Eliminate the “marriage penalty” for taxpayers and get rid of the alternate minimum tax.

55. No longer charge income tax to single individuals earning less than $25,000 per year or couples earning less than $50,000. These people will, however, be required to file a one-page form with the Internal Revenue Service that states: “I win.”

56. Ensure that Americans can still afford to golf.

57. Allow corporations a one-time window to transfer money being held overseas, charging a much-reduced 10 percent tax.

58. Get rid of most corporate tax loopholes or incentives, but continue to allow taxpayers to deduct mortgage interest and charitable donations from their taxes.

59. On his first day in office, Trump would get rid of gun-free zones at military bases and in schools.

60. Use “common sense” to fix the mental health system and prevent mass shootings. Find ways to arm more of the “good guys” like him who can take out the “sickos.” Get rid of bans on certain types of guns and magazines so that “good, honest people” can own the guns of their choice.

Trump: ‘They’re not going to take your guns away’

 

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump slammed President Obama’s executive action on gun control, saying “you saw what he did today… it’s no good.” (Reuters)

61. Impose a minimum sentence of five years in federal prison for any violent felon who commits a crime using a gun, with no chance for parole or early release.

62. Fix the background check system used when purchasing guns to ensure states are properly uploading criminal and health records.

63. Allow concealed-carry permits to be recognized in all 50 states.

64. Sign an executive order calling for the death penalty for anyone found guilty of killing a police officer.

65. Provide more funding for police training.

66. And provide more funding for drug treatment, especially for heroin addicts.

Trump: Heroin ‘bigger and tougher’ problem for New Hampshire

 

Speaking in Manchester, N.H. the morning after Fox Business’s Republican presidential debate, candidate Donald Trump identified ways his administration would battle heroin addiction in the United States. (Reuters)

67. On the first day in office, terminate President Obama’s executive orders related to immigration.This includes getting rid of “sanctuary cities” that Trump says have become refuges for criminals.

68. Deport the almost 11 million immigrants illegally living in the United States.

69. Triple the number of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

70. Continue to allow lowly paid foreign workers to come to the United States on temporary works visas because Trump says they are the only ones who want to pick grapes.

71. End birthright citizenship.

72. Say things that are politically incorrect, because the country does not have time to waste with political correctness.

Trump: ‘We can’t worry about being politically correct’

 

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said, “We can’t worry about being politically correct,” in remarks to a police association in Portsmouth, N.H. Trump provoked uproar by calling for Muslims to be blocked from entering the country after the recent shootings in California by two Muslims who authorities said were radicalized. (Reuters)

73. Make America great again — and strong again, as it has become too weak.

74. Be a cheerleader for America and bring the country’s spirit back. “Take the brand of the United States and make it great again.”

75. Bring back the American Dream.

76. Start winning again. “We’re going to win so much — win after win after win — that you’re going to be begging me: ‘Please, Mr. President, let us lose once or twice. We can’t stand it any more.’ And I’m going to say: ‘No way. We’re going to keep winning. We’re never going to lose. We’re never, ever going to lose.”

Filed under: Donald Trump, Not In The News, Politicians, Politics | Posted on March 5th, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

How Donald Trump has Managed his Time…

February 21, 2017

From the moment Donald Trump was sworn in as president on the steps of the Capitol until noon Monday, precisely one month had passed. A total of 744 hours.

Here’s how he spent each one.

Let’s start at the top.

Trump’s time in D.C.

The president spent a little under three-quarters of his time in and around Washington during his first month in office. A little less than half of that was time during which he was officially working — as measured by the time between when the media was told to show up in the morning (known as “call time”) until the media was dismissed in the evening (known as “the lid”). This is an imprecise measure of when a president is working, of course; he might take meetings after hours or review documents that are pertinent to his job. That difference is impossible to measure, though, so, in our calculus it blends together with obvious downtime, like when the president is asleep. Or when he’s watching TV, which is also impossible to measure.

Much of Trump’s work time fell into a few basic categories. The estimates below are based on pool reports. Most events were assumed to be an hour, unless the schedule made obvious that the length was shorter or longer. (Numbers below and on the chart above are rounded.)

  • Intelligence briefings: 6 hours
  • News conferences: 4 hours
  • Signing bills and executive orders: 6 hours
  • Phone calls and meetings with foreign leaders: 21 hours
  • Listening sessions with various groups: 14 hours

Trump spent 182 hours between call time and the lid with other events that were listed on his public calendar, though not every hour was accounted for during that time. Not captured in those categories are a few special events: the inauguration, the National Prayer Breakfast and the two hours his family spent watching “Finding Dory” in the White House theater. (His press secretary says that Trump didn’t join in.)

Trump’s time on Twitter

The president, as you may be aware, likes to use Twitter. How much time he spends on it can be hard to determine, so here’s how I arrived at my estimate.

On not infrequent occasion, one of two things will happen: Trump will tweet a string of thoughts over multiple tweets or Trump will delete and reissue a thought on Twitter. To figure out how long it took him to draft a tweet, I averaged how much time usually elapsed between those tweets since Jan. 20. On average? Eight minutes and 20 seconds.

Using data from the Trump Twitter Archive, I then looked at each tweet sent from an Android device — the best indicator when it’s Trump himself tweeting — and calculated how much time in total was spent on those tweets, assuming each was given an eight-minute window. Since most of his Android tweets come outside of normal work hours, his tweets were counted in the “other time” period.

In short: Trump spent an estimated 13 hours on tweets in D.C. and another five hours while in Florida. In total, Trump sent 128 tweets from an Android device, of 199 total since he was inaugurated. Some of those other tweets were clearly from him, like the one below, but we only included Android tweets.

Trump’s time in Florida

About a quarter of Trump’s time since he took office has been spent in Florida — mostly at his Mar-a-Lago resort but also on the golf course.

Trump’s team is keenly aware that the president spending a lot of time on the golf course is a bit questionable. That’s not because presidents don’t deserve downtime, mind you — it’s just that Trump was an outspoken critic of Barack Obama’s time on the golf course. “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf,” he said last August.

But he’s found time. Trump’s hit the links at least six times since he took office. On at least five of those occasions, he played a full 18 holes.

Trump, Abe dine after day of golfing in Florida

On Sunday, the administration claimed that he’d only played “a few holes” both days this weekend. That was revealed as untrue thanks to a blog post indicating that Trump was joined by professional golfer Rory McIlroy for 18 holes two days ago. (The administration’s response to the truth coming out? “He intended to play a few holes and decided to play longer.” The White House spokesman then added, “He also had a full day of meetings.”)

Most of the other work that Trump has done in Florida has been meetings or calls with foreign leaders.

Trump’s time everywhere else

Trump’s spent about 16 hours traveling on Air Force One and Marine One, the presidential helicopter. That’s mostly to and from Palm Beach, where Mar-a-Lago is. But it includes trips to Philadelphia (for a Republican retreat); Dover, Del., (to attend the homecoming of a soldier killed in action); and South Carolina (to tour a Boeing factory). Trump spent about 10 hours everywhere except D.C. and Palm Beach.

As someone on Twitter noted, Trump’s a month into his four-year term — the equivalent of one minute having expired in an NBA game. Still plenty of time for these stats to shift.

Filed under: Donald Trump, International, Not In The News, Politicians, Politics | Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

The First Illegal Immigrants…

D-Source 02/22/17

What I’m about to ask will not be popular; but you know me… And before I get accused; this question is not intended to be racial. It is about Immigration.

Random thought: What if Native Americans hired a group of Attorneys and filed a Class Action Suit against Americans of European Decent for illegally coming to America, slaughtering their ancestors and stealing their land and demanded they all be deported as Illegal Immigrants?

Filed under: Authors, D-Source, Immigration, International, Let's Change the WORLD Movement, Not In The News, Politics, The "Let's Change the WORLD" Movement | Posted on February 22nd, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

President Trump or Campaigner and Chief?

donald-bb-trump

D-Source 0/21/17

Donald Trump had a campaign style ‘Pep Rally’ in Florida Saturday night (02/18/17), where he insulted the Sweeds, causing the former Sweetish President to tweet:

“… What is he (Trump) smoking…?

Would someone please inform Mr. Trump that he has already won the election and he doesn’t have to campaign anymore; it’s actually time to govern, now…

First 30 Day Trump Facts:

* In the first 30 days, Mr. Trump has issued a number of Executive Actions. Executive Actions aren’t laws, but Administrative Orders. Most of Trump’s orders have been to review things and to study things and to remove bureaucratic red tape that would hold up things. Orders aimed at deregulating the Coal and Oil Industries and so on… Mr. Trump believes Climate Change is a hoax.

* There were two notable actions; one of them being to loosen restrictions on which Illegal Immigrants should be the target of Law Enforcement and the second was a Travel Ban on 7 Muslim Nations.

* There has been no notable Trump Backed, Campaign Promised legislation passed in the first 30 days of the Trump Administration.

First 30 Day Obama Facts:

* legislation on children’s health insurance

* The “Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act for women

* The The Recovery Act: A 787 Billion Dollar Law impacting infrastructure improvement, major changes in energy, education and a huge tax cut for average Americans

* Family Medical Leave legislation

* A 75 billion dollar bailout for Home Owners in Foreclosure

* While President Trump signed 18 Executive Orders in his first 12 days in office; Obama signed 19.

What this comparison shows is that motion doesn’t always mean progress. A Rocking Horse is constantly in motion, but goes nowhere….

Come on Mr. Trump; enough with the Pep Rallies…. Let’s get something done!

Filed under: D-Source, International, Not In The News, Politics | Posted on February 21st, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

The Wall…

D-Source 02/19/17

I’m sorry and mean no disrespect to anybody; but I’m sick and tired of hearing about this stupid wall Trump wants to build! It’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of!

Many experts are saying that some of the terrain that this wall will have to be built on is nearly impossible to build a wall across in an economically feasible manner. Some experts say cost overruns could be over a hundred of millions, due to unexpected problems with costly fixes. Estimates are approaching a 100 billion dollars on the high end, for a wall that will be completely ineffective and that will not even cover the entire Southern Border. It won’t cover the Florida Border, for example. If it did, it would kill the state’s Tourism, Cruise Line and Shipping Port Businesses, among many others.

Experts say a fence would be more cost efficient and more effective than a wall, because you can’t see through a wall and know when someone is plotting to blow a whole in it. Drug Lords, who are millionaires, will simply blow wholes in it and dig tunnels under it or fly over it or reroute to one of the other 3 open borders to keep their drug trades going and new businesses will be created transporting Illegal Immigrants by ships to other borders, by planes and through underground tunnels. Experts argue that, In due time, this trillion dollar wall will be nothing but an eye soar with pot wholes in it from dynamite and missile blasts.

The United States, who has always been all about tearing down walls, because they never do anything but create miss-trust and lead to war, is suddenly talking about building a wall of our own. How hypocritical is that? And the Mexicans have always been our good friends and one of our biggest trading partners. Their music, food, culture and even the Mexican People are woven into our social fabric. Now, we are going to insult them by building a wall between us and them and to add insult to injury, we are going to try and bully them into paying for it?! GTFOH! We can’t make them pay for that wall! All we are doing is making an enemy out of a once good freind. And in the long run, no matter how powerful you think you are, it is always better to have friends, than enemies; especially if they are right up against your border.

So, why not take half or less of that trillion dollars he wants to build that stupid, ineffective and offensive wall with and focus on working with Mexico to eliminate these Drug Lords and their strongholds, improving living conditions, getting rid of the corruption and to insert some quality education into these communities. It is their country, so they should put forth equal or more investment with us, along with joint intelligence and law enforcement or military operations. Eventually, these people will rise up and demand better from their government, because they will, then, know that their time to rise up has finally come. They will develop hope. And as they see progress, there will be less reasons and less desire to leave their home land, their families, friends, culture and language to take a dangerous and illegal trip to our country, when they have hope and prosperity right where they are. Mexicans love their country. They don’t leave because they hate their country; but out of necessity. They will have no reason to leave, if they have hope for a brighter future, in their own country.

This is just one of possibly other long term strategies that attack the problem at the core vs. throwing good money at a band aid approach that will never stop them from wanting and desiring to come here, because it never addresses the problem, at its core. And where there is a will to come here; there is always a way…. Especially with three more open borders. What are we going to do, build a wall all the way around the United states?

#NonSense #TrumpFoolery #CommonSensevsTrump

Filed under: Authors, D-Source, Donald Trump, Immigration, Immigration, International, Let's Change the WORLD Movement, Politicians, Politics, Politics | Posted on February 19th, 2017 by DSource4U | No Comments »

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Categories

Archives

Tags

Meta

Copyright © 2017 The "Let's Change the WORLD" Movement. All rights reserved.

Blog Sponsored by D-Source4U • Hosted by D-Source4U.com