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  # 2214759 11-Apr-2019 07:49
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Note as usual, Twitter policies don't apply to Trump, including bullying, and harrasment, only to us common people .

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18303841/trump-twitter-the-dark-knight-rises-copyright-infringement-video-removed-hans-zimmer

Twitter removes Trump’s video featuring music from The Dark Knight for copyright infringement

Twitter late Tuesday evening removed a video tweeted out by President Donald Trump’s official account because it contained music from Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Dark Knight Rises, the final film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. According to both The Hill BuzzFeed News, the producers of the short clip did not acquire the license to use the song, resulting in Warner Bros. filing a copyright claim. Twitter then removed the video hours later for violating its policies around copyrighted material.

The video, a bizarre bit of promotional material some speculate is designed to whip up hype for Trump’s 2020 reelection bid, features an altered quote, widely misattributed to Mahatma Ghandi, starting with, “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you.” The team behind the Trump video — it’s unclear right now who produced the two-minute clip — changed the next line from “then they fight you” to “then they call you racist.”

The video is designed to remind viewers that Trump was an underdog in 2016, but it for some reason features clips of comedians Rosie O’Donnell and Amy Schumer, as well as the leader of North Korea, interspersed with clips of Trump at various rallies and public meetings at the White House and elsewhere. Even more bizarre is that the whole thing is set to Hans Zimmer’s “Why Do We Fall?,” the 11th track from The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack. Warner Bros. did not respond to a request for comment.

Twitter did not respond to a request for comment.

The removal is notable because it appears to be only the second time Twitter has taken official action against Trump on the platform, despite numerous apparent violations of its policies around harassment, threats of violence, and other content rules. Trump has regularly flouted Twitter rules with almost no repercussions, with Twitter claiming that the president’s tweets are inherently newsworthy and therefore protected under ambiguous exemptions.
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  # 2214822 11-Apr-2019 09:50
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First rule of the Internet you can say anything you like but don't mess with Mickey Mouse. No doubt this is further evidence of the massive Hollywood liberal conspiracy to those who believe.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2215184 11-Apr-2019 17:31
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Trump's visit to George Washington's home called 'bizarre,' report says
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Politico reports that the president was perplexed why America’s first president was not smart enough to name any of his vast estate in his own honor. “If he was smart, he would’ve put his name on it,” Trump said, according Politico, citing three sources. “You’ve got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you.”


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  # 2215187 11-Apr-2019 17:40
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kingdragonfly: Trump's visit to George Washington's home called 'bizarre,' report says
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Politico reports that the president was perplexed why America’s first president was not smart enough to name any of his vast estate in his own honor.

 

“If he was smart, he would’ve put his name on it,” Trump said, according Politico, citing three sources. “You’ve got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you.”

 

 

 

 

What a sad, pathetic, little, little man ...   😕





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  # 2215212 11-Apr-2019 19:00
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Sideface:

 

What a sad, pathetic, little, little man ...   😕

 

 

Oh I don't know. The Donald Drumpf home for discarded administration officials has a certain ring to it.

 

 





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  # 2215234 11-Apr-2019 20:11
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Rikkitic:

 

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What a sad, pathetic, little, little man ...   😕

 

 

Oh I don't know. The Donald Drumpf home for discarded administration officials has a certain ring to it.

 

 

... or The Donald Drumpf Home for Certified Stable Geniuses   😏





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  # 2215488 12-Apr-2019 08:31
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The Washington Post - Trump disavows past enthusiasm for WikiLeaks after Assange’s arrest

 

April 11

 


President Trump, who repeatedly praised WikiLeaks for releasing damaging material on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race, on Thursday sought to disavow his past enthusiasm following the arrest of the organization’s founder, Julian Assange.

 

I know nothing about WikiLeaks,” Trump told reporters. “It’s not my thing. I know there is something to do with Julian Assange. I’ve been seeing what’s happened with Assange. And that will be a determination, I imagine, mostly by the attorney general.” ...

 

 


(NBC News tallied that Trump had cited WikiLeaks 141 times at 56 events in the last month of the 2016 campaign.)

 


Just another Trump flip-flop? - or embarrassment about his son's alleged involvement with WikiLeaks in 2016?   😏





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  # 2215493 12-Apr-2019 08:52
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If Trump ever says he loves you, get a lawyer, and record every meeting. Trump is Mister "what have you done for me recently?"




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  # 2215505 12-Apr-2019 08:59
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  # 2215868 12-Apr-2019 16:38
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Unfortunately, this black hole is not 50 million light years away ...

 

 

 

 

"I know nothing about WikiLeaks ..."





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  # 2216460 13-Apr-2019 12:52
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/seattle-isnt-afraid-of-immigrants-mr-trump/2019/04/12/f26c370e-5d5e-11e9-9625-01d48d50ef75_story.html

Seattle isn’t afraid of immigrants, Mr. Trump
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By Jenny A. Durkan, mayor of Seattle

Here’s a message to President Trump: Seattle is not afraid of immigrants and refugees. In fact, we have always welcomed people who have faced tremendous hardships around the world. Immigrants and refugees are part of Seattle’s heritage, and they will continue to make us the city of the future.

What does scare us? A president and federal government that would seek to weaponize a law enforcement agency to punish perceived political enemies. A would-be despot who thinks the rule of law does not apply to him.

On Friday, Trump took to Twitter to confirm a Post report that the White House wants to place detained immigrants in so-called sanctuary cities represented by Democrats.

In doing so, he trotted out his favorite playbook: He is demonizing immigrants and refugees to incite fear and to distract the American public from his own failures. Despite his party having control of the whole federal government for two years, Trump has utterly failed to fix our immigration system, to provide real opportunity for middle America or to improve the lives of the Americans in the places that supported him.

It’s clear he hates the fact that the very cities he scorns are engines of innovation, opportunity and economic power. But we will not be deterred. The president’s threats won’t intimidate me as a mayor of a city with an open door, as a former federal prosecutor or as the granddaughter of a teenager who fled a war-torn, starving and impoverished country only to be welcomed in America.

This president believes that immigrants and refugees burden our country and burden cities like ours. But he could not be more wrong.

In Seattle, we know that our immigrant and refugee communities make our city a stronger, more vibrant place. Our immigrant neighbors make up more than 18 percent of our population, and 21 percent of our population speaks a language other than English at home. They create businesses and jobs. They create art and culture. They help teach our kids, serve in law enforcement and the military, and lead our places of faith.

Our immigrant and refugee neighbors have helped Seattle become the fastest-growing big city in the country and become home to some of the world’s most iconic companies. And we know that today’s immigrants are tomorrow’s U.S. citizens who should have the chance to contribute to the economic, cultural and civic life of Seattle — and our nation.

Contrary to what this president thinks, in Seattle, we have strong American values of inclusiveness and opportunity. Instead of threatening immigrant families and the cities that welcome them, this president should spend a little bit more time trying to learn from us.

In Seattle, we have started to provide tuition-free college for our public high school graduates, regardless of a young person’s immigration status. We’re expanding internship and apprenticeship opportunities to connect all our young people with the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re working to help tens of thousands of legal permanent residents become U.S. citizens as part of the New Citizen Campaign and our other citizenship programs. Our Ready to Work program connects people with case managers and English language education to help our immigrant and refugee neighbors gain the skills necessary to enter our booming jobs market.

We will not allow a president who continues to threaten our shared values of inclusion, opportunity and diversity to jeopardize the health and safety of our communities. That’s why, shortly after taking office, I issued a mayoral directive strengthening Seattle’s “Welcoming City” laws that make clear that our city will not ask about — or improperly divulge information about — a resident’s immigration status. And our police officers will continue to focus on local law enforcement — not serve as federal immigration enforcement officials. This is what the president means when he uses the term “sanctuary city.”

Our city has already taken on this president and won. When Trump and the Justice Department threatened to withhold federal funding over our policies, we beat him in court. When he announced his cruel plan to separate children and families, Democratic mayors stood up to say we are better than this as a country.

So if this president wants to send immigrants and refugees to Seattle and other welcoming cities, let me be clear: We will do what we have always done, and we will be stronger for it. And it will only strengthen our commitment to fighting for the dignity of every person. We will not allow any administration to use the power of America to destroy the promise of America.


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  # 2216506 13-Apr-2019 14:51
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About Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return

 

 

(always read the small print)





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  # 2216613 13-Apr-2019 18:37
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  # 2216660 13-Apr-2019 20:18
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