Thoughts for today, #291 .… “The irony …. this year”!!


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~~November 23, 2015~~ 

NO PLACE FOR THEM

This Thanksgiving, No Place for Refugees at the American Table
Posted on Nov 18, 2015
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, there has been a crushing backlash against refugees from the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. As Americans prepare for one of the most popular national holidays, Thanksgiving, which commemorates the support and nourishment provided by the indigenous people to English refugees seeking a better life free from religious persecution, a wave of xenophobia is sweeping the country.

In the U.S. Congress, no less than six separate bills have been put forward to block any federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria or Iraq and to empower states to deny entry into their “territory.” 

Imagine if all of a sudden we had 50 “statelets” creating their own border checkpoints, stopping all travelers, looking for anyone suspicious, i.e., any and all Syrians.

So far, 31 state governors have essentially demanded this.

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Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order forbidding any agency of state government from cooperating in any way with Syrian refugee support efforts. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have called for a pause in the Syrian refugee program, with the support of Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer.

(all so called Chrstians)

It has been almost 400 years since that first, fateful Thanksgiving feast in Massachusetts.

Xenophobic policies like those threatening to shut out refugees from these wars, if allowed to stand, should serve as a shameful centerpiece at every Thanksgiving table this year.

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http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/this_thanksgiving_no_place_for_refugees_at_the_american_table_20151118

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To start the day …. “Antoine Leiris: “I won’t give you the gift of hating you”!!


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~~November 20, 2015~~ 

HUSBAND’S TOUCHING TRIBUTE

Antoine Leiris wrote although the terrorists had taken ‘an exceptional life’ they would ‘not have my hatred’
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Thursday 19 November 2015

Paris terror attack

Husband pays touching tribute to ‘love of his life’ in defiant message to attackers

The husband of a woman killed in the Paris attacks has written a touching message to the “love of my life” and promised to raise their 17-month-old son “happy and free ”.

Antoine Leiris, whose wife Helene Muyal-Leiris was among the 89 killed in the Bataclan concert hall attack on Friday evening, posted an emotional message on Facebook.

Mr Leiris, who first met his 35-year-old wife 12 years ago, told the attackers he would “not grant you the gift of my hatred.”

In a post – shared more than 60,000 times by Tuesday morning – Mr. Leiris said in French he would raise their son Melvil “happy and free” and that responding to “hatred with anger is falling victim to the same ignorance that has made you what you are.”

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/paris-terror-husband-pays-touching-tribute-to-love-of-his-life-in-defiant-message-to-attackers-a6737231.html

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~“I won’t give you the gift of hating you”~

Paris attacks – BBC News

~Published on Nov 18, 2015~

Antoine Leiris lost his wife Helene in the Bataclan theatre in Paris.
His Facebook tribute to his wife and challenge to her killers has since been shared thousands of times. Mr Leiris read out the letter to BBC News in Paris.

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Thoughts for today, #223 …. “Excellent job, Mr. Jorge Ramos”!!


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~~August 27, 2015~~ 

THANK YOU, MR. JORGE RAMOS

In taking on Jorge Ramos, Donald Trump may have tussled with the wrong media star

In his latest showdown, Donald Trump ordered Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a news conference Tuesday, telling him to “go back to Univision.”

Ramos, who like Trump is known for his confrontational style, didn’t back down until he was escorted out of the room by security. Eventually, Ramos was invited back, where he sparred with Trump over the Republican candidate’s immigration proposals.

But prodding Ramos, who has been called the Spanish-language Walter Cronkite, could prove dangerous for Trump, who thus far been something of a Teflon candidate.

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HERE’S WHY

Ramos is a very important figure for American Latinos

Ramos has a personal connection to immigration issues

Ramos sees himself as an advocate for millions of Latino immigrants, and so do they

Much like Trump, Ramos seems to welcome conflict and doesn’t often back down

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To start the day …. “Jorge Ramos and the “donald”!!


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~~August 26, 2015~~ 

JORGE RAMOS AND THE “DONALD”

Jorge Ramos, the Univision anchor and journalist, extensively squabbled with Donald Trump twice in testy exchanges at a news conference before his rally here in Dubuque, with a security officer at one point ejecting Ramos from the event.

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This one is coming from the heart.

I was watching TV last night, keeping my cell phone close, when I saw feeds coming through Twitter about this incident in Iowa involving Jorge Ramos and the “donald”.

I can not hide my contempt for the “donald” and it’s not simply because of this incident. Even prior to his candidacy announcement. I never watched any of his shows.

His mere looks were a definite “turn off” for me (and I don’t mean his hair). There’s something about the man which exudes vibes that are totally and completely negative.

His past history with women, his altercations with Rosie O’Donnell, his mere presence.

Then came the announcement for his presidency bid and the insults started.

He managed to alienate, in one single moment, a huge portion of a voting base: Latinos.

I was flabbergasted when he started his comments about the Mexican people!

Then the debate came along. His mannerisms, his arrogance, his body language, his derogatory comment about Rosie. Followed by his relentless campaign against Megyn Kelly.

In my personal opinion, this man is very dangerous.

He’s so full of himself that it’s a wonder doors don’t need to altered to accommodate the passing through of his huge ego. He’s extremely arrogant, bombastic, narcissistic, crass, slimy, hard, sleazy. He seems to have no compassion. He’s a person with no heart and prides himself on begin a ruthless businessman who knows the “art of the deal“.

Seems to me, he thinks he’s the center figure in

You’re Fired“.

Last night, he openly showed his contempt for those he feels are beneath him.

He’s the epitome of the “Ugly American“.

I really pity this country …. if the majority votes for him to be president. You always have to be careful what you wish for.

You may get it … tenfold.

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Ugly American is a pejorative term used to refer to perceptions of loud, arrogant, demeaning, thoughtless, ignorant, and ethnocentric behavior of American citizens mainly abroad, but also at home. Although the term is usually associated with or applied to travelers and tourists, it also applies to U.S. corporate businesses in the international arena.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugly_American_(pejorative)

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TAKE A LOOK

Donald Trump Kicks Jorge Ramos Out Of Press Conference: ‘Go back to Univision’

“Sit down, Go back to Univision” …. the disdain and contempt for Jorge is dripping from his lips. Notice the way he “sics‘ the bodyguard on Jorge. 

~~Published on Aug 25, 2015~~

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Donald Trump KICKS Out Jorge Ramos Univision Reporter during Press Conference!

(FULL VIDEO)

~~Published on Aug 25, 2015~~

Donald Trump Confronted by Univision Jorge Ramos at Iowa Press Before Rally Speech – Univision anchor thrown out of Trump event,@realdonaldtrump yells “you weren’t called!”

Trump takes on Jorge Ramos of Univision Fusion. Jorge Ramos was forcibly removed from a Donald Trump press conference.

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“Sit down, you weren’t called. Go back to Univision,” Republican front-runner Donald Trump scolded Univision anchor Jorge Ramos at a press briefing in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday.

As Ramos continued to try and ask a question, Trump kept denying him the opportunity, and the well-known Mexican-American journalist was then escorted out of the room by security.

Trump-Fox feud boils over as CEO fires back “You can’t just stand up and scream. He’s obviously a very emotional person. So I have no problem with it,” Trump said later as another reporter asked about the incident.

The tense exchange with Ramos prompted another reporter to also ask about what happened only minutes prior.

“Certainly he was not chosen,” Trump responded. “He just stands up and starts screaming so maybe he’s at fault.”

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WHO IS JORGE RAMOS

Jorge Ramos (born March 16, 1958) is a Mexican-American journalist and author. He is currently based in Miami, Florida. He anchors the Univision news television program, Noticiero Univision; hosts the Univision Sunday-morning, political news program, Al Punto; and hosts the Fusion TV English-language program, America with Jorge Ramos.

Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmy Awards and the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for excellence in journalism.

In 2015, Ramos was one of five people selected for Time‍ ’​s feature “The World’s Most Influential People”.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Ramos_(news_anchor)

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No human being is illegal. – Jorge Ramos, news anchor at Univision

First, Trump booted Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of his news conference.

Then things got interesting.

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The “donald”

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DUBUQUE, IOWA

Two minutes into Donald Trump’s news conference here Tuesday night came the question he tried to silence.

“Mr. Trump, I have a question,” said Jorge Ramos, the top news anchor at Univision and one of the country’s most recognizable Mexican-Americans, as he stood up in the front row of journalists.

“Excuse me,” the Republican presidential front-runner told Ramos. “Sit down. You weren’t called. Sit down.

Ramos, holding a piece of paper, calmly tried to ask Trump about his plan to combat illegal immigration.

“I’m a reporter, an immigrant, a senior citizen,” he said. “I have the right to ask a question.”

Trump interrupted him. “Go back to Univision,” he said. Then the billionaire businessman motioned to one of his bodyguards, who walked across the room and physically removed Ramos from the room.

Trump’s dismissal of a major television news anchor lit up social media. Reporters asked Trump why he removed Ramos. At first, he accused Ramos of violating his news conference protocol. “He stood up and started screaming,” Trump said of Ramos. “He’s obviously a very emotional person,” said Trump.

But moments later, Ramos returned to his seat in the front row — and Trump called on him. For five minutes, they tangled over immigration policy, an issue on which both men have passionately different views. It was one of the more compelling moments of the 2016 campaign.

“Good to have you back,” Trump told Ramos, signaling to him to begin his questioning.

“Here’s the problem with your immigration plan,” Ramos said. “It’s full of empty promises.”

Ramos pointed out it would be unconstitutional to deny citizenship to what Trump calls “anchor babies,” children born in the United States to undocumented immigrants. Trump disagreed, saying it could be done as an act of Congress and that some legal scholars argue the 14th Amendment should be changed.

“A woman’s getting ready to have a baby,” Trump said. “She crosses the border for one day, has the baby, all of a sudden for the next 80 years — we have to take care of” the child.

The next question from Ramos: How do you build a 1,900-mile wall across the U.S. border with Mexico?

“It’s very easy,” Trump said. “I’m a builder…. What’s more complicated is building a building that’s 95 stories tall.”

The questioning continued. At one point, Trump said, “I can’t deal with this.” A Trump aide interrupted and told Ramos, “Is there one question — one question?”

Yet Trump let the questioning continue, seemingly determined to prove his case. “I have a bigger heart than you do,” he told Ramos. “We’re going to do deportations in a very humane fashion.”

Trump went on to assert that gang members in Baltimore, St. Louis, Ferguson and other cities are illegal immigrants.

“Listen, we have tremendous crime,” he told Ramos. “We have some very bad ones… Do you mind if I send them back to Mexico?”

Ramos replied, “No human being is illegal, Mr. Trump.”

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The response: “Well, when they cross the border, from a legal standpoint, they’re illegal immigrants when they don’t have their papers.”

When Ramos pressed Trump on polls showing his unpopularity with Latinos, Trump would not accept the premise of the question. First, he interrupted Ramos and turned the question on him: “How much am I suing Univision for right now? Do you know the number? I know you’re part of the lawsuit.”

Trump filed suit against the network in June, alleging defamation and breach of contract, after Univision ended its relationship with him and canceled plans to broadcast the Miss Universe pageant he owns following his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants.

“I’m a reporter,” Ramos said.

“Five hundred million dollars,” Trump replied. “And they’re very concerned about it, by the way. I’m very good at this.”

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~~Jorge Ramos confronted Donald Trump in Iowa~~

~~Published on Aug 25, 2015~~

Jorge Ramos recaps the night’s events with Fusion correspondent Mariana Atencio.

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