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good morning, it's 30 january 2017

Top of the list is moves against US citizens reported at customs and immigration.

Analysis linked to by Shaun King refers to this as a shock event. So was the invasion of Iraq. Specifically, I mean. Intentionally.

4chan and 8chan are working the report-any-negative-Trump-commentary-to-the-IRS line. This is pretty important; it came out over the weekend that Mr. Trump filed with the FEC for 2020 about five hours after the inauguration, which may mean he's already under campaign rules, which means non-profits would have restrictions on what they can say without running afoul of 501(c)3 rules. The goal on 8chan is both to suppress opposition and to destroy non-profits. (They specifically appear to be into both as separate but related goals.)

Also, 8chan is treating the Quebec mosque attack as a false-flag. Not seeing that on 4chan ("half-chan"), but I didn't dig that hard.

Late addition: multiple reports of broad anti-QUILTBAG executive order, possibly as soon as late today(!), but nobody really knows. There's a twitter account claiming to be anti-Trump POTUS staff, which I consider a honeypot until proven otherwise - but their estimates have been decent so far. (Which does not make them _less_ of a honeypot.) They're saying it's real, and end of the week.


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- CBP-black-sites.jpg
- reports of US citizens being challenged, passports retained, asked about religion
- US citizens being asked for social media accounts
BREAKING: @PANYNJ now banning press in Term 4 & 8, restricting lawyers from spkng w ppl requesting service in Term 8 #freepress #NOBanJFK
Most recent press release:
...reports that green card holders are now being blocked at _origination_ facilities.

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Shaun King - on Facebook - 29 January 2017, 23:06 (Pacific time?)

IMPORTANT UPDATE :: After speaking with a dozen or so attorneys from the ACLU and a few other organizations I finally have my mind wrapped around what's going on right now. Let me try to break it down.

This weekend, judges in New York, Virginia, and Seattle ruled that DEPORTATIONS based on Trump's order must stop. It is rather widely accepted that these 3 rulings are NATIONAL and should be followed. Anyone being deported based on the Trump Executive Order is being deported unlawfully in violation of these decisions. Period.

Now, here is where it gets messy and why we still have people being detained all over the country. Early Sunday morning a judge in Boston ruled that people should stop being detained based on Trump's Executive Order and that this should cease for at least 7 days while it is being reviewed for constitutionality. The judge questioned the constitutionality in the ruling.

So, in Boston, nobody is being deported OR detained because of this order.

The ACLU and I (and many others) strongly believe this ruling from Boston is NATIONAL and that all airports should immediately cease deportations AND detainments.

However, it does appear that US Customs, TSA, and the White House are choosing to ignore the Boston ruling under the pretense that it is NOT a national ruling, but just a local one. We dispute that.

However, that is why we still have the detainments everywhere.

That is where we are right now.

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House Dems reportedly demand meeting with DHS chief over Trump ban
By Heather Caygle - 01/29/17 08:25 PM EST - Politico

Top Democrats on committees with judiciary, homeland security and foreign affairs oversight are demanding an “emergency” meeting with DHS Secretary John Kelly to discuss President Donald Trump’s controversial executive action on refugees.

“As ranking members of the committees of jurisdiction for matters of immigration, border security, and admission of refugees, we write to you on an emergency basis to request a meeting to discuss the implementation and guidance concerning the Executive Order,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter sent to Kelly on Sunday night, exclusively obtained by POLITICO.

House Judiciary Committee ranking member John Conyers (D-Mich.), Homeland Security ranking member Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), Foreign Affairs Committee ranking member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), top Democrat on Judiciary’s immigration panel, all signed on to the letter.

“Only two days after the Order was signed, it is clear that it has already led to panic and disorder, not to mention protests,” they wrote. Lofgren is planning to introduce legislation to roll back the executive action although it’s unlikely to go anywhere given House Speaker Paul Ryan’s endorsement of Trump’s plan.

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Faithful of Kek and His Emissary the God-Emperor, now is our chance to Strike Back against the Elite where it hurts them most.
8chan /pol/

[CW: casual anti-semitism here, much more anti-semitism and misogyny at link]

TL;DR [As short as I can make it]

Non-Profit Organizations, also referred to as NGOs, and legally known as 503(c)s are defined as charitable entities that can collect thousands of tax-free dollars from globalists and corporations alike, who get tax breaks in exchange.

However, one of the most significant limitations placed on NGOs is that they must remain apolitical. This means they cannot "Campaign" against political candidates for the office of President.

See here for more info:

They will lose tax-exempt status if they break this rule!!!

With Donald J Trump being a Candidate for the Office of the President as of January 21st, 2017, Non-Profits cannot "campaign" against Him or they will lose their precious shekel-farms.

>But anon, what can I do to help?

Here is a list of the Top 100 Non-Profits in the US.

>DIG through their social media accounts back to January 21st
>SCREENSHOT AND ARCHIVE posts that mention Trump in ANY WAY
>REPORT these VIOLATIONS of Campaign Finance Law to the IRS

>POST your findings here and on >>>/rwnprs/ AFTER successful archival on
>SUBMIT tips to Breitbart and other news organizations to spread the word


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AG Bob Ferguson to file lawsuit seeking to invalidate Trump’s immigration order
Originally published January 30, 2017 at 7:09 am Updated January 30, 2017 at 10:20 am
The Seattle Times

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he will file a lawsuit Monday seeking to invalidate key provisions of President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees and limiting travel by citizens of seven majority Muslim countries.

Ferguson said the lawsuit will be backed by declarations from companies including Expedia and that who will testify to the economic impacts of Trump’s immigration order.

Speaking at a news conference announcing the lawsuit, Gov. Jay Inslee said of Trump’s executive order: “Its impact, its cruelty, its clear purpose is an unconstitutional religious test.”

Signed on Friday, Trump’s order sparked a wave of protests in Western Washington and across the country over the weekend, with huge crowds pouring into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport amid reports that refugees and immigrants from countries targeted by the travel ban were being detained there.

Two men — citizens of Yemen and Sudan — were released Sunday morning after being detained at the airport by agents from Customs and Border Protection. Volunteer lawyers for the two obtained an emergency temporary restraining order preventing their removal from the country pending a hearing this week.

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Senate Dems will filibuster Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
It will be only the second time in modern history that the Senate has mounted a filibuster against a nominee.
By Burgess Everett | Politico
01/30/17 12:05 PM EST - Updated 01/30/17 12:38 PM EST

Senate Democrats are going to try to bring down Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick no matter who the president chooses to fill the current vacancy.

With Trump prepared to announce his nominee on Tuesday evening, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said in an interview on Monday morning that he will filibuster any pick that is not Merrick Garland and that the vast majority of his caucus will oppose Trump’s nomination. That means Trump's nominee will need 60 votes to be confirmed by the Senate.

“This is a stolen seat. This is the first time a Senate majority has stolen a seat,” Merkley said in an interview. “We will use every lever in our power to stop this.”

It’s a move that will prompt a massive partisan battle over Trump’s nominee and could lead to an unraveling of the Senate rules if Merkley is able to get 41 Democrats to join him in a filibuster. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) also reminded her Twitter followers on Sunday night that Supreme Court nominees can still be blocked by the Senate minority, unlike all other executive and judicial nominees.

Any senator can object to swift approval of a nominee and require a supermajority. Asked directly whether he would do that, Merkley replied: “I will definitely object to a simple majority” vote.

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Is Donald Trump Just a Pawn in Steve Bannon’s Game?
With his man in the White House, the architect of Trumpism takes a victory lap around the media.
by Emily Jane Fox
January 26, 2017 6:30 pm

It is, in other words, the perfect toxic brew for Stephen Bannon, the Breitbart executive turned White House strategist who has fueled Trump’s firefight with the media, discrediting and undermining the mainstream voices opposed to his anti-immigrant, anti-trade agenda. “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” he explained in an interview with *The New York Times’s * Michael Grynbaum, published Thursday, as he gloated about his newfound power and the media’s failure to see Trump coming. “I want you to quote this,” Bannon continued. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”

With Trump in the White House, Bannon has found himself emboldened in a way that he could only dream of several months ago, when he stepped away from his “alt-right” media empire to join the struggling Trump campaign as its chief executive. Since taking the oath of office, Trump has mostly stayed close to Bannon’s agenda—delivering an inaugural address written in part by Bannon himself that spoke gloomily of “American carnage” and shutting the nation off from the rest of the world in order to make it great again. He has signed executive orders, also written by Bannon, directing the federal government to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, shut out refugees, increase deportations, and begin the repeal of Obamacare.


It’s just one piece of Bannon’s ideological game of chess, rewiring the media landscape to clear the path for a radical reimagining of conservative politics in line with his own nationalist agenda. The president himself, Bannon has admitted in the past, is just one piece of the puzzle. Trump is a “blunt instrument for us,” Bannon told Ken Stern for Vanity Fair last summer. “I don’t know whether he really gets it or not.”

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Trump’s Crony Cabinet May Look Strong, but They Are Scared
From climate justice to the Fight for $15, movements had CEOs on the ropes—and we can still beat them.
By Naomi Klein - January 26, 2017
The Nation


Let’s zoom out and recognize what is happening in Washington right now. The people who already possess an absolutely obscene share of the planet’s wealth, and whose share grows greater year after year—at last count, eight men own as much as half the world—are determined to grab still more. The key figures populating Donald Trump’s cabinet are not only ultra-rich—they are individuals who made their money knowingly causing harm to the most vulnerable people on this planet, and to the planet itself. It appears to be some sort of job requirement.


Let us be clear: This is not a peaceful transition of power. It’s a corporate takeover. The interests that have long-since paid off both major parties to do their bidding have decided they are tired of playing the game. Apparently, all that wining and dining of politicians, all that cajoling and legalized bribery, insulted their sense of divine entitlement.

So now they are cutting out the middleman and doing what every top dog does when they want something done right—they are doing it themselves. Exxon for secretary of state. Hardee’s for secretary of labor. General Dynamics for secretary of defense. And the Goldman guys for pretty much everything that’s left. After decades of privatizing the state in bits and pieces, they decided to just go for the government itself. Neoliberalism’s final frontier. That’s why Trump and his appointees are laughing at the feeble objections over conflicts of interest—the whole thing is a conflict of interest, that’s the whole point.

So what do we do about it? First, we always remember their weaknesses, even as they exercise raw power. The reason the mask has fallen off, and we now are witnessing undisguised corporate rule is not because these corporations felt all-powerful; it’s because they were panicked.


Something else we have going for us? This administration is going to come after everyone at once. There are reports of a shock-and-awe budget that will cut $10 trillion over 10 years, taking a chainsaw to everything from violence-against-women programs, to arts programs, to supports for renewable energy, to community policing. It’s clear that they think this blitzkrieg strategy will overwhelm us. But they may be surprised—it could well unite us in common cause. And if the scale of the women’s marches is any indication, we are off to a good start.

Building sturdy coalitions in a time of siloed politics is hard work. There are painful histories that have to be confronted before progress is possible. And foundation funding and activist celebrity culture tend to pit people and movements against one another rather than encourage collaboration. Yet the difficulties cannot give way to despair. To quote a popular saying on the French left, “The hour calls for optimism; we’ll save pessimism for better times.” (“L’heure est à l’optimisme, laissons le pessimisme pour des temps meilleurs.”)

Personally, I can’t quite muster optimism. But in this moment when everything is on the line, we can, and we must, locate our most unshakable resolve.

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Sources: Trump executive order allowing anti-LGBTQ discrimination is coming soon
By Jeff Taylor · Monday, January 30, 2017
LGBTQ Nation

[Josh Rogan of the Washington Post says he has 'reliable sources' confirming anti-queer EO coming soon: ]

An executive order from President Donald Trump opening up discrimination against the LGBTQ community on the basis of religious belief is expected sometime this week, possibly as soon as today.

Several sources spoke with LGBTQ Nation on the condition of anonymity who have told us that the order will allow for discrimination in a number of areas, including employment, social services, business, and adoption.

From what we’ve heard, the executive order could be far-reaching, and could include: making taxpayer funds available for discrimination against LGBTQ people in social services; allow federally funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ parents; eliminate non-discrimination protections in order to make it possible to fire federal employers and contractors based on their sexual orientation or gender identity; and allow federal employees to refuse to serve people based on the belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that gender is an immutable characteristic set at birth, which would impact a broad range of federal benefits.

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Mark S. Zaid
Twitter - 30 January 2017, 10:25AM

"Just spoke to colleague at #DullesAirport helping immigrants.@CustomsBorder still refusing lawyer access despite court order. #Contempt"

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Fox News' Shep Smith: Trump's Travel Ban Gave Jihadists 'Exactly What They Wanted'
By John Amato
1/30/17 1:54pm | Crooks and Liars

After Shep Smith recounted the events that took place since the "Muslim ban" went into effect he said, "Already some jihadist groups are claiming victory over the executive order, saying that the policy proves the United States is at war with Islam."

He continued, "They are calling president Trump's action, the 'blessed ban.' It's exactly what they wanted. We know because they've said so for years."

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WHITE HOUSE - Press statement on appointment of Dana Boente:
Source for statement graphic:

Dan Froomkin - The Intercept
According to the official Order of Succession for DOJ it would appear that at least 3 other officials told Trump to fuck off before this guy

Emma Cueto - This thread

Emily Roslin - (Data Scientist)
Here's an updated State Department Org Chart. Blue X's are unfilled appointee positions. Red X's are resignations.

Senator Bob Casey
Sally Yates did not betray the Justice Department, she honored its greatest traditions by defending our Constitution.

Rick Wilson
Two notes; Trump has every right to fire Yates. Also, Trump's govt is still in defiance of court orders. Rule of law matters.

Believe the dictator! So when he is having a meltdown about how important Sessions is .... keeping Sessions from him is extra important

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Trump fires top government lawyer who defied immigration order
By Roberta Rampton | WASHINGTON

U.S. President Donald Trump fired the federal government's top lawyer Sally Yates on Monday after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House and refused to defend new travel restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority nations.

Yates said late on Monday that the Justice Department would not defend in court Trump's directive that put a 120-day hold on allowing refugees into the country, an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria and a 90-day bar on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Yates said she did not believe defending the order would be "consistent with this institution's solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right."

Hours later, she was fired. The White House said Yates "has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States" and portrayed her actions as political.

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Trump Fires Acting Attorney General
The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump fired his acting attorney general on Monday after she defiantly refused to defend his immigration executive order, accusing the Democratic holdover of trying to obstruct his agenda for political reasons.

Taking action in an escalating crisis for his 10-day-old administration, Mr. Trump declared that Sally Q. Yates had “betrayed” the administration, the White House said in a statement.

The president appointed Dana J. Boente, United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as acting attorney general until Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama is confirmed.

Ms. Yates’s decision confronted the president with a stinging challenge to his authority and laid bare a deep divide at the Justice Department, within the diplomatic corps and elsewhere in the government over the wisdom of his order.

Continue reading the main story
“At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities, nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful,” Ms. Yates wrote in a letter to Justice Department lawyers.

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Acting ICE head fired, replaced
Twitter, verified on Reuters

BREAKING: President Trump dismisses Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Daniel Ragsdale

Statement from DHS Secretary John Kelly gives no reason for Trump's dismissal of Acting ICE Director Daniel Ragsdale

This is what autocracy looks like. Anyone who doesn't obey without question must go. Yeah, that's Mattis behind Trump.

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The Controversial Twitter Account Of Trump’s National Security Advisor Has Been Deleted
Michael Flynn used Twitter to support Trump — as well as share fake news and criticize Muslims. His account was deleted Monday.
Jim Dalrymple II
BuzzFeed News Reporter

The controversial Twitter account of President Donald Trump’s national security advisor was quietly deleted Monday after he gained notoriety during the election for sharing fake news and criticizing Muslims.

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the president’s national security advisor, used the handle @GenFlynn on Twitter. Flynn was an active user of the social network and often raised eyebrows for his political, sometimes hashtag-heavy tweets. On the eve of the election, for example, he posted a tweet peppered with the hashtag “#MAGA3X.” In December, he tweeted then deleted a fake news story about Hillary Clinton being involved in sex crimes.


The disappearance of Flynn’s account comes as power in the White House appears to consolidate around Steven Bannon, who formerly ran far-right website Breitbart and now has a seat on the National Security Council.

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Trump fires Justice Dept. head over executive order defiance
Associated Press | 30 January 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday fired Sally Yates, the acting attorney general and a Democratic appointee, after she refused to defend in court his controversial refugee and immigration ban.


At least three top national security officials — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Rex Tillerson, who is awaiting confirmation to lead the State Department — have told associates they were not aware of details of the directive until around the time Trump signed it. Leading intelligence officials were also left largely in the dark, according to U.S. officials.

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, said that despite White House assurances that congressional leaders were consulted, he learned about the order in the media.

Other parts of Trump's administration were voicing dissent Monday. A large group of American diplomats circulated a memo voicing their opposition to the order, which temporarily halted the entire U.S. refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days. In a startlingly combative response, White House spokesman Sean Spicer challenged those opposed to the measure to resign.

"They should either get with the program or they can go," Spicer said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Full Text of Draft Dissent Channel Memo on Trump Refugee and Visa Order
By Benjamin Wittes, Susan Hennessey, Quinta Jurecic
Monday, January 30, 2017, 9:25 AM

Consider this a major bureaucratic uprising on the part of career foreign service officers against the President on his executive order on refugees.

Numerous Foreign Service officers and other diplomats have drafted a dissent memo expressing opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States. ABC reported this morning on the draft, which is likely to be submitted today.

Here’s a copy of the actual draft. We are hearing that literally hundreds of foreign service officers are planning to be party to the dissent memo; it’s still unclear exactly how many. We have redacted all names and personally identifiable information from this document.

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