January 21, 2017

“Make America Profitable Again?” Trump gives rousing populist inauguration speech after appointing “swamp creature” cabinet. “…with a cabinet whose combined net worth is greater than that of a third of America combined, it’s likely that many, many Americans will continue to be ignored.”   https://theintercept.com/2017/01/20/donald-trump-preaches-angry-nationalism-while-practicing-goldman-sachs-capitalism/

More than 200 arrested, limo torched, windows smashed, protesters pepper-sprayed during anti-Trump protests in Washington D.C.    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/arrests-violence-flares-parts-capital-inauguration-day/story?id=44925970

How President Obama justified releasing NSA data to domestic law enforcement agencies. “Specifically, Obama added to the order former President Ronald Reagan first created in December 1981 – Executive Order 12333… (The Obama administration) has reinterpreted “foreign security threats” to also mean “domestic security threats”…”   http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/Passcode-Voices/2017/0118/Opinion-Obama-s-surveillance-legacy

Mattis sworn in as Secretary of Defense, despite previous law banning military personnel from overseeing the military. “To allow Mattis to become defense secretary, Congress passed legislation to overcome a law first passed in 1947 that banned recent veterans from the position.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/01/20/senate-confirms-retired-gen-james-mattis-as-defense-secretary-breaking-with-decades-of-precedent/?tid=pm_world_pop

Information on climate change reportedly removed from presidential website. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/20/us/politics/trump-white-house-website.html

The slogan “America First” almost kept the U.S. out of World War II. “The British and the Jewish races, for reasons which are not American, wish to involve us in the war.”  http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-america-first-20170120-story.html

Man shot at protest outside alt-right event at University of Washington, is reportedly in critical condition.   http://kuow.org/post/shooting-during-protest-against-breitbart-editor-university-washington

Military reported nixed Trump’s request for heavy weapons in inaugural parade. “Some were concerned about the optics of having tanks and missile launchers rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue. But they also worried that the tanks, which often weigh over 100,000 pounds, would destroy the roads.”  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/01/20/trump-team-wanted-red-squarenorth-korea-style-parade-tanks-and-missiles-reports

Trump supporters surprised to discover their “Make America Great Again” caps made in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh.  http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/its-made-in-vietnam-at-inauguration-origin-of-red-trump-hats-shocks-many/

Is Donald Trump a Batman fan? “We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you, the people!”   http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-quoted-bane-in-inauguration-speech-2017-1  and   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI3MARgU0s8

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January 21, 2017

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