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Surely the Trump Administration Will Follow All the Rules When Stripping People of Citizenship


the most immediately pressing issue is that this administration cannot be trusted to restrict the task force’s operations to investigating people who allegedly lied during the naturalization process. Trump’s White House has displayed a generalized hostility to immigration best summed up in its proposal to cut legal immigration in half. At the border, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sought to criminalize asylum-seekers—who are pursuing a human right under international law and treaties to which the United States is a signatory—by preventing them from presenting themselves at official checkpoints and restricting the criteria for seeking asylum.
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We already know this will end with the administration attempting to forcibly deport people it perceives as political enemies. If you’ve been paying attention, this should be totally expected.

Woman with cancer refuses life saving Obamacare coverage.

Woman with cancer refuses life saving Obamacare coverage.:

When advised of the details of her Blues’ plan, Boonstra said the idea that it would be cheaper “can’t be true.” “I personally do not believe that,” Boonstra said.

It represents a kind of final victory for mean-spirited and uncharitable propaganda over reality, a triumph for misinformation, sabotage, and arrant bullshit in the service of a cruel ideology and faceless oligarchy. It is a measure of the failure of all of our institutions, which definitely includes my own, which allowed charlatans and frauds to hijack too much of the public debate. I pray for this woman’s recovery.

This is just sad. She has so totally bought the right wing propaganda that she is choosing to die for a falsehood rather than live and admit she was lied to.

Bitcoin Wound Up Being Just As Broken as the Corrupt Banking System It Was Trying to Kill

Bitcoin Wound Up Being Just As Broken as the Corrupt Banking System It Was Trying to Kill:

Bitcoin became a thing based largely on the enthusiasm of the same types of people who pushed gold to $1,921 an ounce in 2011 — not surprisingly, this was shortly after Congress’ Big Red Shoes performance in the debt-ceiling crisis that August. Both were based on the notion that Congress, the Fed and the European Union were running traditional currency into the ground. This was always a crazy idea. It was a reaction to emergency monetary policy rooted in a mix of a misunderstanding of what former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke was doing and cultural-political alienation that dates back to the right’s reaction to the sixties, if not the dawn of time. … But the real point is that if you have to even ask what Bitcoin is, Bitcoin really isn’t much

The value of bitcoins stolen seems to be greater than the value of bitcoins traded for goods and services not related to bitcoin speculation. When you point this out you are branded a hater.