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The problem we have with the Trump White House isn't even almost new:

Tsze-lu said, "The ruler of Wei has been waiting for you, in order with you to administer the government. What will you consider the first thing to be done?"

The Master replied, "What is necessary is to rectify names." "So! indeed!" said Tsze-lu. "You are wide of the mark! Why must there be such rectification?"

The Master said, "How uncultivated you are, Yu! A superior man, in regard to what he does not know, shows a cautious reserve.

"If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success.

"When affairs cannot be carried on to success, proprieties and music do not flourish. When proprieties and music do not flourish, punishments will not be properly awarded. When punishments are not properly awarded, the people do not know how to move hand or foot.

"Therefore a superior man considers it necessary that the names he uses may be spoken appropriately, and also that what he speaks may be carried out appropriately. What the superior man requires is just that in his words there may be nothing incorrect."

A tidal wave of bullshit coming from the highest offices in the U.S. can only result in confusion and stagnation. This has been known for literally thousands of years which is why a central tenant of every religion and ethical system is always: "Tell the truth even when it hurts."

h/t to +John Holmes who I ripped the image from. 

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Guess Who The Lawyer Was ~ @Amy_Siskind
Why was Russian money-laundering case settled? Business Insider

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China is quite content to let other nations play with zombie technology while they leapfrog ahead. 
Lithium mining will soon be the new wealth of mining forget gold and let the coal lie buried in the ground. Lithium will be in demand as Tesla and China scale up their power storage pack production

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And this would be the scariest explanation of why the GOP Senators are working on the so-called health care bill the way they are.

Which winds back to my repeated point that safeguarding the right to vote must be our #1 priority right now. I'm also watching that SCOTUS case re gerrymandering in WI. That could either lock this in or start breaking it down.

Republicans behave as if they do not expect the 2018 elections to be free and fair, which is a horrifically reasonable assumption given the acceleration of voter suppression after the 2013 partial repeal of the Voting Rights Act, the appointment of civil rights antagonist Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, Trump's rhetoric about "illegal" votes in minority-heavy California, widespread gerrymandering, and the ongoing threat of Russian interference with possible Trump staffer collusion, among other factors. When representatives flaunt their disregard for public will this blatantly, they insinuate that public will is irrelevant. It's a classic authoritarian tell: They see their political dominance as a lock.

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"All the 400-year-old viewpoints remain almost completely untouched, from religion’s place in society to the rights of women to the attitude toward science."

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The Tulsa race riot, May 31 and June 1, 1921.
A group of whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It resulted in the Greenwood District, also known as 'the Black Wall Street' and the wealthiest black community in the US, being burned to the ground.
Police flew airplanes and dropped nitroglycerin and dynamite on 600 Black businesses. This is the first time in history American citizens were bombed on American soil.
During the 16 hour assault, more than 800 people were admitted to local white hospitals with injuries (the two black hospitals were burned down), and police arrested and detained more than 6,000 black Greenwood residents at three local facilities. An estimated 10,000 blacks were left homeless, and 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residences were destroyed by fire. The official count of the dead by the Oklahoma Department of Vital Statistics was 39, but other estimates of black fatalities vary from 55 to about 300.
The events of the riot were long omitted from local and state histories. Blacks and whites alike grew into middle age unaware of what had taken place.
Survivors of infamous 1921 Tulsa race riot still hope for justice…/survivors-of-infamous1921tul…
Tulsa Race Riot
A Report by the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (2001)

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Can somebody send a shrubbery to the White House stat?
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