I'm worried that the US may may get involved, but I'm more horrified that Trump's tweet seems to say that he is listening to "The Kingdom" and taking Saudi Arabia's direction on how to proceed.How worried should we be that Trump is going to bomb something because of the attack on the Saudi oil plant?
I'm confident Trump doesn't want to put "boots on the ground" anywhere, but not so sure about using bombs or missiles.
I remember when Ivanka did some documentary about rich kids like a decade plus change ago. She laughed while speaking about growing up and seeing homeless people talk to her when she walked near Trump Tower.
In that piece, Ivanka Trump is laughing about her father. He mentioned a homeless man they saw was wirtg $8 billion more than Trump was, inasmuch as Trump was so deep in debt.
Cy Vance has a history with the Trump crime family.NY prosecutors subpoena 8 years of Trump's tax records.
In 2010, when the Major Economic Crimes Bureau of the D.A.’s office opened an investigation of the siblings, the Trump Organization had hired several top New York criminal-defense lawyers to represent Donald, Jr., and Ivanka. These attorneys had met with prosecutors in the bureau several times. They conceded that their clients had made exaggerated claims, but argued that the overstatements didn’t amount to criminal misconduct. Still, the case dragged on. In a meeting with the defense team, Donald Trump, Sr., expressed frustration that the investigation had not been closed. Soon after, his longtime personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, entered the case.
But, in 2012, Kasowitz donated twenty-five thousand dollars to the reëlection campaign of the Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, Jr., making Kasowitz one of Vance’s largest donors. Kasowitz decided to bypass the lower-level prosecutors and went directly to Vance to ask that the investigation be dropped.
On May 16, 2012, Kasowitz visited Vance’s office at One Hogan Place, in downtown Manhattan... Dan Alonso, the Chief Assistant District Attorney, and Adam Kaufmann, the chief of the investigative division, were also at the meeting, but no one from the Major Economic Crimes Bureau attended. Kasowitz did not introduce any new arguments or facts during his session. He simply repeated the arguments that the other defense lawyers had been making for months.
Ultimately, Vance overruled his own prosecutors. Three months after the meeting, he told them to drop the case. Kasowitz subsequently boasted to colleagues about representing the Trump children, according to two people.
hmm, so criminalizing living on the streets creates affordable housing units?Trump has recently directed his aides to figure out “how the hell we can get these people off the streets,” according to one administration official.
Philipson said in the call that “policing may be an important tool to help them get off the street,” although he did not elaborate on what that might mean.
The report blames high homelessness in part on “more tolerable conditions for sleeping on the streets” and notes that homelessness may be lower in states that “engage in more stringent enforcement of quality of life issues, like restrictions on the use of tents and encampments, loitering, and other related activities.”
Is Trump's plan intended to help this man? I don't think helping the homeless is the point at all.How will these policies help this man?
Shawn Pleasants has the kind of resume that would attract the attention of any job recruiter: high school valedictorian, economics major from Yale University, Wall Street banking jobs, small business entrepreneur. But a few wrong turns in life 10 years ago left him homeless, and today he's...www.cnn.com
I think it's safe to assume that she is heartless about homelessness. Just as she appears to be heartless about women. She claims to be a champion of women's rights, but I don't think she has ever put time and effort into actually talking with women outside of her own elite circle. And she only provides her married female employees with mat leave - non-married ones are right out of luck.Ivanka Trump may or may not be heartless about homelessness, but that clip doesn't prove anything one way or the other. What is does prove is that she is Daddy's girl. But we knew that already.
Not that it needs to be said here, but Donald Trump is a vile and small-minded man.President Trump maligned the problem of homelessness in California as he arrived in the nation’s most populous state Tuesday, arguing that people living on the streets here have ruined the “prestige” of two of the state’s most populous cities and suggesting the possibility of federal action.
“We can’t let Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous other cities destroy themselves by allowing what’s happening,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to Silicon Valley, where he hosted a campaign fundraiser to kick off a two-day visit to California.
As he arrived here, Trump claimed that he had personally heard complaints from tenants in the state, some of them foreigners. He expressed sympathy for real estate investors here and other Californians whose property values or quality of life are threatened.
“In many cases, they came from other countries and they moved to Los Angeles or they moved to San Francisco because of the prestige of the city, and all of a sudden they have tents,” Trump said. “Hundreds and hundreds of tents and people living at the entrance to their office building. And they want to leave.”
In Los Angeles and San Francisco, Trump said, people are living on the “best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to buildings . . . where people in those buildings pay tremendous taxes, where they went to those locations because of the prestige.”
“In many cases, they came from other countries and they moved to Los Angeles or they moved to San Francisco because of the prestige of the city, and all of a sudden they have tents,”
So now he suddenly cares what immigrants think? I wonder what is different about these immigrants compared to the ones fleeing for their lives at the southern border?
REPs saw at the border that there is big money to be made. So now let's 'round up' the homeless and put them in these filthy detention centers and charge $800 per day for each of them and give them barely enough even to survive. Doesn't that sound familiar? Like 80 years ago? It's frightening. I thought REPs were the moralists with their Moral Majority? There is nothing moral or Christian by what they are tolerating, if not promoting.
He is more focussed on attacking people than actually doing things.You know, I don't disagree with Trump about everything. One of his stated promises pre-election was to introduce infrastructure projects and I think they are very necessary. And his first instinct on guns is to implement common-sense gun control, which I also agree with. (Of course, on both of those he hasn't followed through but that's another issue for another day.)
The problem is, he's such a dumpster fire. Normally, we would welcome some help from the Feds to deal with homelessness. Money, programs, better options for the addicted and mentally ill would all help. But of course, that's not what he's proposing. He's proposing rounding people up and shipping them off somewhere so the people he deems important don't have to look at them.
It makes me want to scream.
I live in a city where the homeless population has skyrocketed over the last 10 years. I no longer enjoy going into the city because of them.Maybe if the government took responsibility for health care that might go some way to alleviate the problem of homelessness. It is the one of the "features" every time I have visited the US the number of homeless people and you wonder how a first world country can treat it's citizens so appallingly. I am sure that people being unable to afford health care contributes to it as well as mental health (oh but they are the ones with the guns). Also the cost of living is ridiculous in cities like San Francisco. Why not do something to help make affordable housing.
But the attitude is just to move people on instead of helping them because it makes the landscape (mainly concrete) look dirty.
Or what he calls "winning."He is more focussed on attacking people than actually doing things.
Well, why should they use them? It's not like using a shelter helps them get into permanent housing. Shelters are a way to make homelessness safer but it's not a way to end homelessness.This city has a lot of programs & overnight missions to accommodate the homeless. But if they utilize the overnight, off-the-streets accommodations, they have to surrenender their weapons & drugs, & liquor & are segregated by sex. They aren't willing to do this so they continue to stay on the streets.
Many people, especially youth, are homeless because living on the street, with all the danger and discomfort that entails, is better than where they came from. Let that sink in for a minute. Imagine how awful your life at home would have to be that living on the street is a better option.I live in a city where the homeless population has skyrocketed over the last 10 years. I no longer enjoy going into the city because of them.
Well no doubt if it comes out what was actually said, Trump's fans will say he was just joking.The whistleblower complaint that has triggered a tense showdown between the U.S. intelligence community and Congress involves President Trump’s communications with a foreign leader, according to two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
Trump’s interaction with the foreign leader included a “promise” that was regarded as so troubling that it prompted an official in the U.S. intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint with the inspector general for the intelligence community, said the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.