Homeless Read Mean Tweets From People Who Don’t Appreciate Their Good Fortune

By Vic Bishop, Waking Times

How do you help the homeless in a society where those who have it all don’t even appreciate it?

Homelessness in the U.S. and Canada has skyrocketed in recent years, much of it caused by skyrocketing housing prices in our largest cities.  The divide between the haves and the have-nots is increasing as the world’s billionaires are seeing their wealth increase exponentially. Below this, the middle class is fracturing into those who can afford to get by and those who cannot. Both the wealthiest and the middle class, however, often show callousness to those less fortunate than they, indicating that people with abundant wealth and prosperity often don’t appreciate it.

“Meanwhile, municipal governments backed up by police forces are increasingly shutting down Good Samaritan efforts to feed those out on our streets, demonstrating an institutional callousness to people who have fallen down on their luck.”

This problem is exemplified in a moving video produced by Raise the Roof in Canada. It spoofs on a late night TV skit where celebrities read mean tweets about themselves, although this version tells us more about the society we’ve created.

The video series continues with a closer look at the stories of these people, giving them a chance to share something with the world.

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Top Democrat Says Trump May Have Obstructed Justice, Based On His Own Tweets

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The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday that she believed there might be an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump based in part on the president’s own tweets related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

“The Judiciary Committee has an investigation going as well, and it involves obstruction of justice, and I think what we’re beginning to see is the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice,” Feinstein said on “Meet the Press.”

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian government. Trump tweeted Saturday that he “had to fire” Flynn because of those false statements. But if Trump knew Flynn had lied, then, legal experts have said, his reported attempt to shut down the FBI’s investigation of Flynn could constitute obstruction of justice.

The president’s tweet was problematic enough for him that his personal attorney publicly took credit for writing it, calling the tweet “sloppy.”

Feinstein said she saw the potential for an obstruction case against Trump in part from his own Twitter account.

“I see it in the hyper-frenetic attitude of the White House, the comments every day, the continual tweets. And I see it most importantly in what happened with the firing of [FBI Director James] Comey, and it is my belief that that is directly because he did not agree to ‘lift the cloud’ of the Russia investigation. That’s obstruction of justice.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) (Aaron Bernstein / Reuters)Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) (Aaron Bernstein / Reuters)

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner (Va.) asked on Sunday why Trump didn’t act sooner if he knew Flynn had lied to the FBI.

″Well, if he knew that then, why didn’t he act on it earlier?  It raises a whole series of additional questions,” Warner said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“This president has been obsessed with this investigation,” Warner said, “always saying there’s nothing there, but each week another shoe drops, where we see more evidence of continuing outreach from Russians and some response from the Trump campaign and Trump individuals.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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CMA Awards Hit Trump, Joke About Tweets Causing Nuclear War

The 51st Annual Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) was broadcast from Nashville on ABC Wednesday, November 8. The hosts, for the 10th time in a row, were country music stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. The tone of the show was somewhat somber as the opening musical performance, backed up by an ensemble cast of country stars, began with Luke Bryan singing “Amazing Grace” and went from there. It was a respectful and poignant tribute.

As the hosts came out to begin the show, they explained that the best way to honor those lost and those still healing after the horrendous events of the past few months – the Las Vegas shootings, Charlottesville, the hurricanes – would be to carry on and play music in their honor. Carrie then mentioned the guidelines the CMA gave to participants. A “politics-free” show was the goal of the Country Music Academy, she said. They didn’t want controversial topics from current events to be mentioned.

Brad Paisley objected and began a bipartisan snarky list of titles of songs as he asked Carrie Underwood if they might be acceptable. His list included “Way Down Under on the Scarmucci,” “She’s Gone, Gone, Gone. She Wrote a memoir. Hillary’s Back,” and “Stand by Your Manafort.”

Carrie assured him these were not acceptable but then they both launched into a little Trump bashing to the tune of Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.”

Brad: Right now, he’s probably in his pjs watching cable news reaching for his cell phone.

Carrie: Really? Really?

Brad: He’s probably asking Siri, “How in the hell do you spell Pocahontas.”

Carrie: Here we go.

Brad: In the middle of the night from the privacy of a gold plated White House toilet seat he writes little Bob Corker, NFL and covfefe.

Carrie: Covfefe.

Brad: Kofefe?

Carrie: Cofefeve?

Bard: Fefy

Carrie: Gesundheit!

Brad: Thank you. And it’s fun to watch that’s for sure until little Rocket Man starts a nuclear war and –

Carrie joins in: Maybe next time he’ll think before he tweets.

Not to be deterred by CMA guidelines too much, Brad Paisley offered this commentary after a commercial break:

“So, some other titles that the CMA guidelines nixed tonight — I Wish You Could Have Heard Him. I’m So Indicted. And Papa Got the List and Huey Lewis and the Fake News for You.”

Yeah. Kind of lame, to be sure, but harmless enough, and most of the night took a conciliatory tone. 

Tyler Perry came out to present the Best Album of the Year award. He began, though, by acknowledging the first big African American country artist, Charley Pride. As he explained, especially now, we must all come together.

The year was 1966. And a new country singer had a hit record on the radio, but not many fans had seen his face. He walked out to a crowd of thousands, kind of like me coming out here. And said, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is a little unique, me coming out here on a country music show wearing this permanent tan.” It broke the ice and that singer went on to become a country music legend. His name is Charley Pride. And just like that moment, I believe it has never been more important than it is right now that we all come together, find common ground. Yep. That’s right. That’s right. Find some common ground, spend some time listening to each other enter realize that we are more alike than not alike. Great music has always been a bridge to doing just that. So that’s why we’re celebrating it tonight.

Carrie Underwood sang “Oh Sinner Come Home” as the In Memoriam segment honored those in the country music industry who died. At the end of this, the victims of the Las Vegas shooting during the Route 91 Harvest festival were included.

The female singer of the Band of the Year, Little Big Town, began her speech with, “Kindness is an attractive quality.” She continued – We actually could change the way things are going. We just have to step out and be music. We’re together. We can change things because of harmony. We take care of each other. We can change everything because of harmony.”

So, while this awards show was easier to watch than most, this year it didn’t quite adhere to trying to keep the show “politics-free.”

It was good that the show’s hosts didn’t bend to the political will of many in the media and other lefty voices to insert calls for gun control. There was no NRA bashing. The CMA guidelines were meant for the journalists covering the event as the CMA wanted to keep politics out of music awards ceremony. Is that too much to ask? Yeah, never mind. I know the answer to that.

Source Article from https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/karen-townsend/2017/11/08/cma-awards-hit-trump-joke-nuclear-war

Trump Tweets ‘Forced’ FCC Chairman to Defend First Amendment?

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple was published in the newspaper on Wednesday — which is pretty uncommon — on how Trump “forced” Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai to defend the First Amendment. 

Brian Stelter & Co. freaked out on October 11 when the president tweeted “with all of the Fake News coming out of the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their license?” And: “Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked.”

This was the dictionary definition of an empty threat, if it was an actual threat instead of just Twitter bravado. The networks don’t have broadcast licenses; their affiliates do (and they own a few). The liberal freakout that followed defined the term “sound and fury signifying nothing.” The FCC “Enforcement Bureau” has been no threat to the content of television, whether it’s news content or broadcast orgy scenes and blatant profanity. 

Wemple reported what Pai said Tuesday morning at George Mason University in Virginia: 

“I will reiterate what I have said for many years at the FCC, up to and including last month … I believe in the First Amendment. The FCC [Federal Communications Commission] under my leadership will stand for the First Amendment. And under the law, the FCC does not have the authority to revoke a license of a broadcast station based on the content of a particular newscast.” 

So do Pai’s words somehow demonstrate he had to respond to passionate liberal outrage? Or do Pai’s words underline that this entire controversy was the cliched nothingburger? It was good of Pai to answer the question….but he made the point that he hasn’t changed his viewpoint one bit in many years. Which makes all the fevered CNN chatter about Trump as an “autocrat” who must be impeached sound like a hyperbolic overreaction. 

Wemple suggested Pai was responding to fellow FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel – an Obama and Hillary Clinton donor –  who pleased Brian Stelter on his show by announcing “History won’t be kind to silence!” He also noted that Pai has spoken out against the increasing intolerance of free speech on college campuses, with a “common thread” that “those with views perceived as unpopular or offensive should be silenced.”

Wemple concluded: “That ‘common thread’ weaves straight across the Oval Office.”

Source Article from https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2017/10/18/wemple-trump-tweets-forced-pai-1st-amendment-remarks

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange tweets mysterious code – is a new leak about to be released?

Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, has published a mysterious 68-digit code on Twitter that many believe indicates a fresh disclosure is on the horizon.

The string of letters and numbers, which appears to be an encryption key, or hash, sparked a frenzy of speculation across social media, with many claiming that it meant that a new leak about Hillary Clinton was imminent. Others believed it was a so-called “dead man’s switch.”

Hashes of this nature can be used to verify the transfer of documents or files and are often described as a digital signature. Assange has not commented on its purpose.

WikiLeaks is known to release “insurance files” to torrent websites – batches of material hidden behind a long password known only to a select few people.

A “dead man’s switch”, also used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, is a technique in which a password would be released to the public if Assange was in danger.

“Rumour has it that Julian Assange will be dropping those missing Hillary emails tomorrow … stay tuned,” speculated one Twitter user.

A commentator on Reddit resurfaced (debunked) claims from last year that Assange had been killed. “Everything since then is just a cover up,” he or she wrote.

After the code, Assange tweeted: “There’s something wrong with Hillary Clinton. It is not just her constant lying. It is not just that she throws off menacing glares and seethes thwarted entitlement.

“Watch closely. Something much darker rides along with it. A cold creepiness rarely seen.”

He was responding to comments made by Clinton, who is in the UK doing press for her new book “What Happened?” During one interview, she branded WikiLeaks a fork of Russian intelligence and called Assange a “nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator.”


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Trump defends NFL tweets amid Puerto Rico crisis: 'I have plenty of time on my hands'

President Trump defended his barrage of tweets berating professional athletes as Puerto Rico reels in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Denying he was preoccupied by his feud with the National Football League, Trump said Tuesday, “I have plenty of time on my hands. All I do is work.”

The president has been embroiled in a five-day controversy stemming from his criticism of football players who kneel during the playing of the national anthem. Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, began demonstrating in 2016 to draw attention to police brutality and racial injustice, and other players followed suit.

At a rally Friday, Trump mused, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired.’”

In the days since, Trump has tweeted furiously about the issue, vilifying “certain players” who protest and demanding the NFL make a rule that players must stand during the playing of the national anthem.

“To me, the NFL situation is a very important situation,” Trump said Tuesday, rejecting the idea that his fixation on it has hobbled his response to Hurricane Maria.

The Category 4 storm made landfall in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, Sept. 20. Most of the island remains without power, and at least 16 people have died. Trump said Monday he will visit Puerto Rico, which he described as “literally destroyed,” next week.

“It’s the most difficult job because it’s on an island,” Trump said of aid efforts. “It’s on an island in the middle of the ocean. It’s out in the ocean. You can’t just drive your trucks there from other states.”

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Pro-Kaepernick Army Officer Tweets “Communism Will Win” Photo

A Twitter user who is reportedly an active duty Army officer and West Point graduate signaled his support for former NFL quarterback-turned-social-justice-hero, Colin Kaepernick, as well as a proclamation that “Communism will win” – while in uniform, in a photo uploaded to his account this weekend.

 

Spenser Rapone posted the image of himself raising a clenched fist salute – a gesture know well within communist and radical leftist circles – with the caption “#VeteransForKaepernick” – a show of solidarity for NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.

According to LawNewz, Rapone verified the authenticity of the photo when contacted for comment.

LawNewz verified the legitimacy of the photograph with Rapone himself. He is currently in the field until Friday and unable to answer detailed questions.”

The photograph went viral on Twitter, with Rapone posting a follow-up depicting him at West Point Military Academy, flashing a ‘Che Guevara’ t-shirt under his dress uniform.

“In case there was any lingering doubt, hasta la victoria siempre,” reads his caption, a hat tip to “Hasta Siempre, Comandante,” an ode to Guevara that translates, “until victory, always.”

An investigation into other social media accounts that appear to belong to Rapone reflect a deep commitment to communist ideology, anti-Trump sentiments, and the violent leftist street thugs of Antifa.

An Instagram account sharing the same handle as Rapone’s Twitter account (@punkproletarian) is packed with communist propaganda, including a card that reads, “Kill every last capitalist dog.”

In his Twitter bio, which is decorated with communist emojis, he describes himself as a “Commie/space cowboy/straight edge insomniac,” and links to the account for “Democratic Socialist of America, Veterans Working Group.”

A linked personal blog contains a single entry composed after the controversial recent conflict in Charlottesville in which Rapone writes, “I would like to focus on a specific place that preserves the Confederate legacy not often-discussed: my alma mater, the United States Military Academy.”

“In every corner of West Point, New York, one can readily discover white supremacist iconography and visual rhetoric. There are some that stand out more than others. As we shall see, these sordid displays of the worst aspects of American history reify [sic] a profoundly racist culture that has existed since the inception of this country.”

“Until our demands are met, we continue the long march,” he concludes, a reference to the literal and figurative ‘long march’ of communism and the Red Chinese Army under Mao Zedong.

An article written by a “Spenser Rapone” that appeared in the New Castle News, a local publication operating very near to Rapone’s advertised hometown of Watertown, NY, begins, “Forget Trump, Clinton, even capitalism — embrace socialism.”

via:newswars.com

Source Article from https://worldtruth.tv/pro-kaepernick-army-officer-tweets-communism-will-win-photo/

President Trump tweets: ‘North Korea won’t be around much longer!’



WASHINGTON D.C. (INTELLIHUB) — President Donald Trump made clear to North Korea’s leadership Saturday night that they are not going to last very long if they continue on their aimless rocket quest.

The President tweeted: “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!”

This comes the same month that Hawaii residents were warned in a “special message” from the President to prepare for a nuclear attack.

How much longer will North Korea be around?

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20 Tweets People Who Shop In Aldi Will Truly Understand

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Aldi are a global low budget supermarket with 10,366 stores across 17 countries. Buzzfeed recently curated a list of 20 tweets that show their incredible consistency across the globe starting with their superhuman speed cashier scanning:

1. First of all, can we talk about how fast the cashiers scan groceries?

2. H o n e s t l y.

3. Don’t bother trying to bag at the register.

4. Unless you’re *that* good.

5. Sometimes Aldi’s selection is limited.

6. And sometimes it’s not limited enough.

7. Me:

8. The quarter for a cart system was a little intimidating at first.

9. The pros have a designated Aldi quarter.

10. Because god forbid you forget one.

11. Thankfully, there are some generous people out there.

12. Billionaire playboys to be exact.

13. Forgetting bags is arguably worse.

14. Yup. Who hasn’t been there?

15. But when you’re armed with a quarter AND bags, you know it’s gonna be a good day.

16. Because, fact: Aldi has great deals.

17. Especially on booze.

18. It might not be the name brands you’re used to.

19. But like, who even cares?

20. Thank you Aldi!

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‘Pure speculation’: British Home Sec dismisses Trump’s Parsons Green tweets (VIDEO)

Twenty-nine people were injured when an improvised explosive device partially detonated on a London tube train in Parsons Green station on Friday morning.

Rudd made the comments on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, after Trump claimed the person who carried out the attack was known to British police.

READ MORE: Hundreds of soldiers deployed across UK to free up police hunting for Parsons Green bomber

It’s never helpful to have speculation about an ongoing operation and I would include the President of the United States in that comment,” said Rudd.

She went on to call the claim “pure speculation,” and said the information is not a leak from Britain.

Prime Minister Theresa May also criticised Trump’s comments about the attack as unhelpful.

I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” said May.

On Friday, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson described Trump’s comment as “pure speculation.”

READ MORE: 2nd suspect arrested over London Tube terrorist attack – Met Police

Two men, aged 18 and 21, have been arrested in connection to Friday’s bombing. Britain remains on its highest level of alert on Sunday, meaning another attack is believed to be imminent. Police have asked the public to remain vigilant and alert them to any suspicious activity.

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