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Alive, America, and Anaconda: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages, as seen in the Roosevelt Room Today, we CUT THE RED TAPE! It is time to SET FREE OUR DREAMS and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! WH Gov TODAY 0:12 2.55M views 3:35 PM-14 Dec 2017 Joy Reid Ф @JoyAnnReid Following Every one of those pages protects your food from being filled with rat droppings, spoiled meat out of your deli, lead out of your paint, your child's medicine from being defective & corporations from polluting the air you breathe or dumping medical waste in the water you wade in Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages, as seen in the Roosevelt Room... 0:38 6:36 PM -14 Dec 2017 Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h company becaus profitable to cut corners. And if no one's looking, people cut corners. Deregulation is not so good if you value clean air, water and safe food, medicine and workplaces. Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h Deregulation is designed to do only one thing: make corporations more profitable, by reducing the cost of doing business. Making products cleaner and safer costs money. Making workplaces safe and clean costs money. Keeping the air clean means less drilling, so less money. Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h Donald Trump is a president straight out of the 1920s. Cal Coolidge has nothing on him. 164 880 4.2 feynites: bogleech: themightyglamazon: jumpingjacktrash: oh my god. let me share a memory with y’all. it’s from i guess 1978 or thereabouts. it’s high summer. i don’t remember where my mom was driving me, in our avocado green chevette, i just know there was a traffic jam that turned 35w northbound into a parking lot from horizon to horizon. picture it – wait, you don’t have to use your imagination, this happened all the damn time back then. every one of those damn cars was burning leaded gasoline. there were no emissions regulations. there were no safety regulations. there were just thousands and thousands of detroit steel shoeboxes belching visible smoke as they idled, engines loud and hot, here and there a radiator giving up in the heat, a cloud of burning oil rising. i, a smeet of five or six, was choking on toxic smog. i reckon it was about a half hour into the traffic jam that i first threw up. i remember a blinding headache, i remember being confused, i remember dry heaving with my arms and head hanging out the window, the green metal of the car burning my hands and my chin. i don’t remember passing out, but i’m told i lost consciousness before mom was able to get to an off-ramp, because there were no emergency lanes on the highways back then. i lived. and life went on. what were we going to do, complain? if i’d died, the cause of death probably would’ve been recorded as heatstroke, not carbon monoxide poisoning. i know i’m probably preaching to the choir here on tumblr. but i really wish i could tell that story to the people who think deregulation is no big deal. i wish they’d put themselves in my mom’s shoes. or even just look at some old pictures, then look out the window. ever notice how cityscapes used to have that orange tint and hazy aura? yeah, that’s poison gas. remember how the mississippi river used to be a stinking soup of baby-shit yellow sludge covered with disturbingly stiff rafts of light orange foam? i can’t even find pictures of the sludge and foam, i guess they didn’t end up on the internet. the smell was indescribable. that oily shimmer. the reek of dead things. people didn’t boat on the river for pleasure; it smelled too bad, it was too ugly, and you could get super super sick if you touched the water. and now look at it. i still wouldn’t want to drink it, but if i fell in i wouldn’t bolt for the shower in a panic, you know? if the thieving billionaires get their way, we can kiss those sailboats goodbye, and learn the smell of toxic foam once more. the ultra-rich won’t even feel the extra money, they’ve already got more than they could ever touch, they just stash it in offshore accounts to rot, but the rest of us will return to a time of neverending nausea and weird cancers. a time when every elementary school class had at least one kind who’d been born with no fingers or their heart outside their body, and this was just… the way things were. i’m sorry. i didn’t mean to longpost. it’s just. god. y’all have no idea how CLEAN everything is now, compared to when i was a kid. and these rich old men are counting on that, on people not knowing or not remembering how bad it was before regulation, not realizing how much we need these protections until it’s too late. I enforce federal worker health and safety and pollution regulations.  When I was learning my trade, when my classmates and I were having a chuckle over the “well duh” level of specificity written into the Code of Federal Regulations (try “no hazardous material shall be stored in crew berthing” on for size), I will never forget the silence that followed when our instructor spoke these words: “Your regulations are written in blood.” These regulations were not written on a whim. They were written because someone thought they could cut costs by storing however many more pounds of a radioactive, toxic, carcinogenic, or whatever else material in the same rooms where the human beings they paid to transport those materials slept, and then did that, because no one was telling them not to.  They were written because people died. Horrifically. Because unregulated capitalism values profit over human life and suffering.  Can I say it again, for those not paying attention?  Unregulated capitalism values profit over human life and suffering. Do we also need to fucking talk about the Radium Girls again who slowly fucking rotted alive because the company they worked for deliberately hid knowledge of radium’s effects on living matter? I’m gonna talk about it. It’s depressing and dark as hell, but if anyone ever thinks to themselves that companies will just regulate out of a sense of civic duty or basic human morality, and don’t need outside enforcement, then they need to keep this story in mind. United States Radium Corporation that knew radium was lethal, and hired factory girls to work at painting watches with glow-in-the-dark radium faces. To emphasize - they knew radium was lethal and dangerous. Scientists who worked with it wore safety equipment and knew better than to touch it with bare skin. The factory girls, on the other hand, were instructed by their employers to keep the tips of their paint brushes pointed by sucking them between their lips. An act that guaranteed that they were ingesting small amounts of radium daily. They were told that radium was safe, and in small doses even good for you - United States Radium Corporation had paid for ‘studies’ and promoted other products which used small amounts of radium, and had branded at as, basically, a medicinal curative that just need to be doled out in appropriate dosages. This was bullshit, and not even bullshit which the company higher ups could reasonably be expected to actually believe on all levels, with the information that they had readily at hand. What they knew was that a small amount of radium wouldn’t kill you right away, and that there was a two year statute of limitations on workers compensation claims. When the girls began dying and the finger was pointed at radium, the president of the United States Radium Corporation had an independent researcher investigate the claim. The research established that the link between the girls’ deaths and radium was clear. The company, not liking that result, covered up the independent research and hired other people to simply state that this was not the case. Of course, by this point there were dying factory workers who were literally glowing in the goddamn dark, whose bones had become so infused with radium that they were visibly radioactive in their autopsies (when said bones weren’t just falling out of them while they were alive, anyway), so of course the company was forced to admit - oh wait, no, they started stealing dead women’s bones from morgues so that they could dispute their causes of death. Like. Let’s be clear. United States Radium Corporation didn’t just fail to keep their workers sufficiently informed, they didn’t just not investigate things well enough, which would have been bad enough on its own. They told their employees to ingest a deadly substance, and when those DYING WOMEN got together with their last breaths to try and make the world aware of what was going on, purely to try and keep it from killing all the other girls who might get jobs in factories (because they were all doomed to painful cancerous death themselves), they paid for hush-ups and cover-ups and fake studies, and stooped to full-on grave robbing to keep people from finding out that they were killing women in droves. There were factory workers giving testimonies as they physically fell apart on their death beds. The company’s response was not to even revise workers’ regulations to be more safe. It was entirely, 100%, to lie about it, so they could keep making money and keep killing their workers. And do you want to know what happened to that company? To the United States Radium Corporation? It eventually became The Safety Light Corporation, and was decommissioned in 2005. The radium girls were dying in the late 1920′s. The company that killed them didn’t even go under with them, didn’t even die when their efforts to raise awareness actually resulted in better and more stringent regulations. So the prospect that better regulations will hurt a corporation are laughable. Even the corporations that deserve to be destroyed by them still manage to do alright when they’re forced to make less money and kill fewer people. Boo hoo, how sad for them. But inadequate regulations will kill actual human people. Full stop. Some companies will still adhere to ethics, sure, some will have people in charge or on various levels who care and can intervene. But not all of them. And the United States Radium Corporation was just ONE company. One company, that had no regulations to hold it accountable, that decided it didn’t care - and so many women died horrible, horrible deaths for it. Do not ever let anyone kid you about the ramifications of deregulation. And do not forget that people who died, with their dying breath, fought to establish regulations to keep you safe. Anyone who takes them away is spitting on their graves.
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Being Alone, Church, and cnn.com: CNN @CNN CNN A man received a $75 check to restart his life after being wrongly imprisoned for 31 years cnn.it/ @lordflaconegro where was he locked up at? gamestop? <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/170760002897/britishbeardicism-lastsonlost-for-those-who" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://britishbeardicism.tumblr.com/post/170759609068/lastsonlost-for-those-who-dont-know-this-is-a" class="tumblr_blog">britishbeardicism</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/170758354922/for-those-who-dont-know-this-is-a-thing-a-while" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>For those who don’t know this is a thing a while ago.</p><p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/162360917682/man-who-was-wrongly-imprisoned-of-rape-for-31">http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/162360917682/man-who-was-wrongly-imprisoned-of-rape-for-31</a></p><p>Mr McKinney could be eligible for up to $1 million in compensation - the maximum - if the state’s parole board hears his exoneration case, which they have declined to do twice already.</p><p>Mr McKinney was issued just $75 upon his release in July 2009.</p><p>“I don’t have no life, all my life was taken away,” he told CBS News.</p><p>His lawyer, Jack Lowery, said his client had suffered enough and justice would not be served via receiving compensation alone.</p><p>Mr McKinney’s attempt to be exonerated has been mired in red tape, although his record has been cleared.</p><p>In September, the <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tn.gov%2Fbop%2Farticle%2Fboard-members&amp;t=OGM2YzcwNzZmMjk5MzVmYWUwZTM0YmI4NTMwYzdkZWI3MmI3Nzc3Myw1MFBnaEhUNQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3ABzhmL6Ywn-Jr8XBMnaxyTA&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Flastsonlost.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F162360917682%2Fman-who-was-wrongly-imprisoned-of-rape-for-31&amp;m=1">seven members</a> of the Tennessee parole board voted unanimously to deny hearing his exoneration case. The final word comes down to Republican governor Bill Haslam.</p><p>Mr Haslam’s press secretary, Jennifer Donnals, told <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tennessean.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Fwilson%2F2016%2F11%2F22%2Fhaslam-gets-report-on-wilson-county-man-seeking-exoneration%2F94284518%2F&amp;t=ZmYzYzY1YTA3OGU4MGFlNmUwYjU5MzZjNWIwMDU3ZDQwNDNiMDc5Miw1MFBnaEhUNQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3ABzhmL6Ywn-Jr8XBMnaxyTA&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Flastsonlost.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F162360917682%2Fman-who-was-wrongly-imprisoned-of-rape-for-31&amp;m=1">The Tennessean</a> that Mr Haslam received an executive clemency application on 21 November.</p><p>She said the governor’s office is carrying out a review of Mr McKinney’s application with the board’s recommendation, which is confidential. The governor can choose to agree or disagree with the board’s recommendation, or he can choose not to act.</p><p>If his case is approved, he will have the chance to clear his name.</p><p>One member on the parole board, Patsy Bruce, said she was still not sure he was innocent and voted against his exoneration.</p><p>It is the second time Mr McKinney has applied to be exonerated. Shortly after his release, the board voted against hearing his case and the then governor Phil Bredesen did not act on the application</p><p>he Tennessee Board of Claims has only paid out exoneration claims twice since 2003.</p><p>Mr McKinney works at the Immanuel Baptist Church with the aim of becoming a preacher. One of his advocates is Republican state representative Mark Pody.</p><p>“Being exonerated would put me on a standard with everyone else in society. I didn’t get a chance to build a career or buy a home. I lost all my 20s, 30s and 40s, but I’m a servant of the Lord and any blessing I get I just want for my wife,” he told <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tennessean.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Fwilson%2F2016%2F11%2F22%2Fhaslam-gets-report-on-wilson-county-man-seeking-exoneration%2F94284518%2F&amp;t=ZmYzYzY1YTA3OGU4MGFlNmUwYjU5MzZjNWIwMDU3ZDQwNDNiMDc5Miw1MFBnaEhUNQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3ABzhmL6Ywn-Jr8XBMnaxyTA&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Flastsonlost.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F162360917682%2Fman-who-was-wrongly-imprisoned-of-rape-for-31&amp;m=1">The Tennessean.</a></p><p>A <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.change.org%2Fu%2F441045706&amp;t=ZmVmZjUxNDM5NzcwMWJjZDhlMWY5NjJiYzE3MTI3MjZjY2JmNWJhYyw1MFBnaEhUNQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3ABzhmL6Ywn-Jr8XBMnaxyTA&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Flastsonlost.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F162360917682%2Fman-who-was-wrongly-imprisoned-of-rape-for-31&amp;m=1">Change.org petition</a> calling for his exoneration has reached more than 10,000 signatures.</p></blockquote> <p>Thanks for all the info.</p><p><br/></p><p>This is utterly dreadful.</p></blockquote> <p>No problem</p></blockquote>

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America, Bad, and Cars: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages, as seen in the Roosevelt Room Today, we CUT THE RED TAPE! It is time to SET FREE OUR DREAMS and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! WH Gov TODAY 0:12 2.55M views 3:35 PM-14 Dec 2017 Joy Reid Ф @JoyAnnReid Following Every one of those pages protects your food from being filled with rat droppings, spoiled meat out of your deli, lead out of your paint, your child's medicine from being defective & corporations from polluting the air you breathe or dumping medical waste in the water you wade in Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages, as seen in the Roosevelt Room... 0:38 6:36 PM -14 Dec 2017 Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h company becaus profitable to cut corners. And if no one's looking, people cut corners. Deregulation is not so good if you value clean air, water and safe food, medicine and workplaces. Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h Deregulation is designed to do only one thing: make corporations more profitable, by reducing the cost of doing business. Making products cleaner and safer costs money. Making workplaces safe and clean costs money. Keeping the air clean means less drilling, so less money. Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h Donald Trump is a president straight out of the 1920s. Cal Coolidge has nothing on him. 164 880 4.2 jumpingjacktrash: oh my god. let me share a memory with y’all. it’s from i guess 1978 or thereabouts. it’s high summer. i don’t remember where my mom was driving me, in our avocado green chevette, i just know there was a traffic jam that turned 35w northbound into a parking lot from horizon to horizon. picture it – wait, you don’t have to use your imagination, this happened all the damn time back then. every one of those damn cars was burning leaded gasoline. there were no emissions regulations. there were no safety regulations. there were just thousands and thousands of detroit steel shoeboxes belching visible smoke as they idled, engines loud and hot, here and there a radiator giving up in the heat, a cloud of burning oil rising. i, a smeet of five or six, was choking on toxic smog. i reckon it was about a half hour into the traffic jam that i first threw up. i remember a blinding headache, i remember being confused, i remember dry heaving with my arms and head hanging out the window, the green metal of the car burning my hands and my chin. i don’t remember passing out, but i’m told i lost consciousness before mom was able to get to an off-ramp, because there were no emergency lanes on the highways back then. i lived. and life went on. what were we going to do, complain? if i’d died, the cause of death probably would’ve been recorded as heatstroke, not carbon monoxide poisoning. i know i’m probably preaching to the choir here on tumblr. but i really wish i could tell that story to the people who think deregulation is no big deal. i wish they’d put themselves in my mom’s shoes. or even just look at some old pictures, then look out the window. ever notice how cityscapes used to have that orange tint and hazy aura? yeah, that’s poison gas. remember how the mississippi river used to be a stinking soup of baby-shit yellow sludge covered with disturbingly stiff rafts of light orange foam? i can’t even find pictures of the sludge and foam, i guess they didn’t end up on the internet. the smell was indescribable. that oily shimmer. the reek of dead things. people didn’t boat on the river for pleasure; it smelled too bad, it was too ugly, and you could get super super sick if you touched the water. and now look at it. i still wouldn’t want to drink it, but if i fell in i wouldn’t bolt for the shower in a panic, you know? if the thieving billionaires get their way, we can kiss those sailboats goodbye, and learn the smell of toxic foam once more. the ultra-rich won’t even feel the extra money, they’ve already got more than they could ever touch, they just stash it in offshore accounts to rot, but the rest of us will return to a time of neverending nausea and weird cancers. a time when every elementary school class had at least one kid who’d been born with no fingers or their heart outside their body, and this was just… the way things were. i’m sorry. i didn’t mean to longpost. it’s just. god. y’all have no idea how CLEAN everything is now, compared to when i was a kid. and these rich old men are counting on that, on people not knowing or not remembering how bad it was before regulation, not realizing how much we need these protections until it’s too late. edit: replaced the last pic because i accidentally grabbed lake calhoun instead of the river. now it’s the mississippi.
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Memes, North Carolina, and Scandal: TRAGIC: VETERAN COMMITSSUICIDE AFTER VA DENIES HIMFULL BENEFITS FOR HOW LONG We have another tragedy involving Veterans Affairs: a Navy veteran, Paul Shuping, killed himself in the parking lot of a VA hospital in Durham, North Carolina. He used a .22 caliber rifle to end his life after being denied full benefits. The issues with the VA hospital system are vast. We have a dentist who may have infected hundreds with HIV; we all know about the secret wait lists that may have led to the deaths of at least 300,000 veterans waiting for health care; we know about the endless red tape; and we know that VA supervisors falsified the patient wait times at facilities in several states. There’s also a question about the allocations of resources. While veterans waited for health care, the VA decided to spend $420 million on solar panels. Oh, and let’s not forget the horrific incident where a veteran fell to the floor in intense pain because a nurse wouldn’t give him a bed. You can add this tragedy into the annals of the VA’s persistent incompetence that has led to fatalities. All this shit pisses me off! Almost 3 years after the veteran scandal in 2014 the Obama administration and the Democrats could not do anything to improve the attitude of officials and VA physicians to those who courageously and bravely fought for the country. The Democrats have shown not only inability to solve problems of veterans, but also unwillingness to do anything to help former US military. Obama during his presidential term assisted anyone - deserters (Bob Bergdahl), refugees, American Muslims and gays, but not those who really bear on their shoulders the burden of defending America. Trump's administration and Congress should address the problems of veterans without delay. Trump wants to make America great again, but nothing reflects the greatness of the country better than its attitude to the former military. I hope he will be able to bring about change. veteranscomefirst veterans_us Veterans Usveterans veteransUSA SupportVeterans Politics USA America Patriots Gratitude
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America, Anaconda, and Donald Trump: DONALD J. TRUMP Wednesday Morning Dear Fellow American, I realize there are a handful of grassroots Republicans like you who have not yet contributed to the Trump Make America Great Again Committee. Time is running out and I need you to reconsider. I know that not everyone agrees with me on every issue, but this election is about more than just me. That's why I am writing to you to take one last shot at gaining your support. We V3461 urgently need your hei I know from your record of backing the Republican Party and its candidates that you believe in smaller government, low taxes, strong national security and defending the Constitution. all Are y an Clin an aver You have to know that if Hillary beats me, she is going to stack the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, with radical, liberal activists. The Senate will either go Democrat or Republicans will eventually cave in. You know it. ill appoint? e orders Os ar and give Hilla But it's not just the courts. Crooked Hillary has pledged to let in tens of thousands of immigrants from ISIS-controlled regions of the world. Does anyone think that this "politically correct" policy would not allow Islamic extremists to slip in and bring terrorism to our malls, our theaters, our playgrounds, our schools, our sporting events and our streets? Are you willing to take that risk? I want you to think about the stakes and please reconsider your decision to not support the Trump Make America Great Again Committee over again. But even after Crooked Hillary and her allies have spent over $100 million on ads attacking me, we are dead even - or LEADING in most polls. I've taken a lot of hits from the sleazy media. They've twisted my words over and th I can win. id Over, please) Page Two I will appoint conservative judges. I will cut taxes and federal red-tape to get the economy growing. I will end ObamaCare. I will use extreme vetting to block radical Islamic terrorists from getting into our country. And I will build a wall to stop illegal immigration and make Mexico pay for it. Remember, Republican control of BOTH chambers of Congress has not given us any of this, and it won't, as long as there is a Democrat president. I did not have to run for president. I have a great life and a very successful business. I've also got a fantastic wife and an incredible family. But I am running because I saw where r1 s headed under the an help chan ur And I need your help to win. We are all in this together. The results of this election WILL change the course of history for our nation. We both know this is true. So please take a moment to contemplat ke White House for the next four years, then get out your checkbook or credit card and send your contribution of $35, $50, S100, $250, $500 or $1,000 to the Trump Make America Great Again Committee in the postage-paid envelope provided. Don't waste another minute. Act today. Thank you in advance. Sincerely Donald J. T P.S. Th last thin want is to wake up the day after the election and find out that Crook illary Clinton has won because our Party didn't have the resources to get You know that Republican out its voters. see the light of day if Hillary I'll be totally blunt: If I lose in November, we ALL lose rities will n th nt. about ture. Please come forward and support for years to come. This race is the Trump Make America Great Again Committee to help my campaign and our entire Republican ticket surge to victory. Thank you again for your consideration. Dear Mr. Trump, I can't sit on the sidelines any longer. I know that electing you to the Presidency is the only way the Republican Party will ever implement pro-growth economic reforms, protect the federal courts from radical left-wing judges, stop illegal immigration, destroy ISIS, and repeal ObamaCare. To help you and our entire Republican ticket surge forward to victory in November, I am sending my contribution of $35 $50 $100 $250 $500 $ 1,000 * Other: $ *You may contribute up to $36,100. Signature: Date: ha <p>I&rsquo;m laughing so hard because today my mom received a heartfelt letter from Donald Trump begging for campaign contributions. They even included a prewritten response. And even with all that it reads and is formatted like a 10th grader&rsquo;s English assignment.</p>

I’m laughing so hard because today my mom received a heartfelt letter from Donald Trump begging for campaign contributions. They even includ...

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