• Chilling PSA Highlights School Shooting Realities
    WARNING: Video maybe to graphic for some viewers. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
    A new PSA video from Sandy Hook Promise begins as a cheery and often-familiar back-to-school ad but slowly unfolds to highlight students using everyday back-to-school items to survive a shooting.

    The students are featured using their new sneakers to run from gunshots, skateboards to break windows to escape the school shooting, scissors and pencils as knives, and – possibly most heartbreaking – a cell phone to text their mom a final “I love you” as they hid in the bathroom.

    Warning: The video contains graphic content related to school shootings & may be upsetting to some viewers.

    If you feel this subject matter may be difficult for you, you may choose not to watch.

    “So far this year there have been over 22 school shootings, and with students heading back to school, it seems sadly probable that we will see more incidents. This is unacceptable, given that we have proven tools to prevent these acts from occurring. We cannot accept school shootings as the new normal in our country. Our goal with this PSA is to wake up parents to the horrible reality that our children endure. Gone are the days of viewing back-to-school as just a carefree time, when school violence has become so prevalent. However, if we come together to know the signs, this doesn’t have to be the case. I hope that parents across the country will join me to make the promise to stop this epidemic,” said Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise and mother of Dylan who was killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting, in a press release.

    Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut led by family members whose loved ones were killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

    Their mission is to prevent gun violence and other forms of violence and victimization before happening by creating a culture of engaged youth and adults committed to identifying, intervening, and getting help for individuals who might be at risk of hurting themselves or others.
    #SandyHookPromise #NOGunsForMentallyIll #BanAssaultRifles #TYTNetwok
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    The Young Turks 9/18/19
    Chilling PSA Highlights School Shooting Realities WARNING: Video maybe to graphic for some viewers. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. A new PSA video from Sandy Hook Promise begins as a cheery and often-familiar back-to-school ad but slowly unfolds to highlight students using everyday back-to-school items to survive a shooting. The students are featured using their new sneakers to run from gunshots, skateboards to break windows to escape the school shooting, scissors and pencils as knives, and – possibly most heartbreaking – a cell phone to text their mom a final “I love you” as they hid in the bathroom. Warning: The video contains graphic content related to school shootings & may be upsetting to some viewers. If you feel this subject matter may be difficult for you, you may choose not to watch. “So far this year there have been over 22 school shootings, and with students heading back to school, it seems sadly probable that we will see more incidents. This is unacceptable, given that we have proven tools to prevent these acts from occurring. We cannot accept school shootings as the new normal in our country. Our goal with this PSA is to wake up parents to the horrible reality that our children endure. Gone are the days of viewing back-to-school as just a carefree time, when school violence has become so prevalent. However, if we come together to know the signs, this doesn’t have to be the case. I hope that parents across the country will join me to make the promise to stop this epidemic,” said Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise and mother of Dylan who was killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting, in a press release. Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut led by family members whose loved ones were killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Their mission is to prevent gun violence and other forms of violence and victimization before happening by creating a culture of engaged youth and adults committed to identifying, intervening, and getting help for individuals who might be at risk of hurting themselves or others. #SandyHookPromise #NOGunsForMentallyIll #BanAssaultRifles #TYTNetwok https://youtu.be/-zT7tni4gu4 The Young Turks 9/18/19
    Chilling PSA Highlights School Shooting Realities
    WARNING: Video maybe to graphic for some viewers. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial Read...
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  • A Love Blockage September 16 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:7-8 Listen to today's Devotional

    Corrie Ten Boom was a Dutch Christian whose family helped hide the Jews during Hitler’s regime in World War II. There’s a movie about her life called The Hiding Place. I recommend it, by the way. When she was younger, Corrie loved a young man she believed would become her husband. Instead, he married her best friend. Heartbroken, she received consolation from her dad. “Corrie, you are a victim of blocked love.

    You can take that love and keep it locked up and become bitter, or you can release that love and shower it on others.” She chose to release her love in Jesus’ name and to have a ministry that would impact millions. Is there a love blockage in your life? Don’t become bitter and miserable.

    Remove the blockage, so you too can love and serve others in Jesus’ name. https://mailchi.mp/6be26bb97387/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-453029?e=9cbe669f39
    A Love Blockage September 16 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:7-8 Listen to today's Devotional Corrie Ten Boom was a Dutch Christian whose family helped hide the Jews during Hitler’s regime in World War II. There’s a movie about her life called The Hiding Place. I recommend it, by the way. When she was younger, Corrie loved a young man she believed would become her husband. Instead, he married her best friend. Heartbroken, she received consolation from her dad. “Corrie, you are a victim of blocked love. You can take that love and keep it locked up and become bitter, or you can release that love and shower it on others.” She chose to release her love in Jesus’ name and to have a ministry that would impact millions. Is there a love blockage in your life? Don’t become bitter and miserable. Remove the blockage, so you too can love and serve others in Jesus’ name. https://mailchi.mp/6be26bb97387/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-453029?e=9cbe669f39
    A Love Blockage
    Heartaches can release love through new and different channels.
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  • VISIONS OF ATLANTIS - Nothing Lasts Forever (Official Video)
    From The New Album "Wanderers" [Released 8/30/19
    "This is by far the richest and most emotional video VOA has ever released.

    “Nothing Lasts Forever” is about living the moment & cherishing the present with our loved ones, before they go.

    We shot this video in the beautiful Styria in Austria, with nature and the very old castle “Rothenfels” as environments, to convey the timeless aspect of our message.

    Despite the sad connotation of the song theme, this video isn’t dark for a metal band video, as we do believe the overall message to be positive and that it will touch music lovers of all genres and ages.”

    Band:
    Clémentine Delauney - vocals
    Michele Guaitoli - vocals
    Christian Douscha - Guitars
    Herbert Glos - Bass
    Thomas Caser - Drums
    #VisionsOfAtlantis #Wanderers #ClementineDelauney #NapalmRecords
    https://youtu.be/aDaoQk081IY
    Napalm Records 8/16/19
    VISIONS OF ATLANTIS - Nothing Lasts Forever (Official Video) From The New Album "Wanderers" [Released 8/30/19 "This is by far the richest and most emotional video VOA has ever released. “Nothing Lasts Forever” is about living the moment & cherishing the present with our loved ones, before they go. We shot this video in the beautiful Styria in Austria, with nature and the very old castle “Rothenfels” as environments, to convey the timeless aspect of our message. Despite the sad connotation of the song theme, this video isn’t dark for a metal band video, as we do believe the overall message to be positive and that it will touch music lovers of all genres and ages.” Band: Clémentine Delauney - vocals Michele Guaitoli - vocals Christian Douscha - Guitars Herbert Glos - Bass Thomas Caser - Drums #VisionsOfAtlantis #Wanderers #ClementineDelauney #NapalmRecords https://youtu.be/aDaoQk081IY Napalm Records 8/16/19
    VISIONS OF ATLANTIS - Nothing Lasts Forever (Official Video) | Napalm Records
    Pre-order "Wanderers": https://smarturl.it/VOA-Wanderers Out August 30th! Partly shot at Burg Rothenfels VISIONS OF ATLANTIS on the new video: "This is by fa...
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  • A few initial responses to "The Art of The Wound". <3

    “Brilliant! I am so deeply moved to see Cedar’s life unfold, how he impacted others and stayed dedicated to his values. Cedar is amazing. I am so touched by his life. I love how he put all this together. What a masterpiece, and I learned so much!” - Megan Sewell

    “Wow! What a fucking awesome compilation of Cedar’s work and life. It was incredibly compelling and hard not to continue watching. I am in awe and inspired. Seeing and hearing everyone's contributions was so beautiful and true. I can't wait to share!” - Shawn Postma

    “Stunningly beautiful, creative, and profound! Just want to give Cedar a big rainbow-infused hug!” - Mary Brown (Mystical Musings)

    "So moving, heartfelt. A beautiful catalogue of suffering, dedication, vision, action, love and the happy ending! Cedar never ceases to amaze me. Cedar is so loved & appreciated by those he's touched." - Laura Vigliotti

    https://youtu.be/lLHM0qI0LFI

    Watch the Global Online Premier on Sunday, September 15th!
    https://youtu.be/N32JvAk6-_g

    Global Online Premier Event Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1012318669102521/
    A few initial responses to "The Art of The Wound". <3 “Brilliant! I am so deeply moved to see Cedar’s life unfold, how he impacted others and stayed dedicated to his values. Cedar is amazing. I am so touched by his life. I love how he put all this together. What a masterpiece, and I learned so much!” - Megan Sewell “Wow! What a fucking awesome compilation of Cedar’s work and life. It was incredibly compelling and hard not to continue watching. I am in awe and inspired. Seeing and hearing everyone's contributions was so beautiful and true. I can't wait to share!” - Shawn Postma “Stunningly beautiful, creative, and profound! Just want to give Cedar a big rainbow-infused hug!” - Mary Brown (Mystical Musings) "So moving, heartfelt. A beautiful catalogue of suffering, dedication, vision, action, love and the happy ending! Cedar never ceases to amaze me. Cedar is so loved & appreciated by those he's touched." - Laura Vigliotti https://youtu.be/lLHM0qI0LFI Watch the Global Online Premier on Sunday, September 15th! https://youtu.be/N32JvAk6-_g Global Online Premier Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1012318669102521/
    The Art of The Wound Trailer
    An inspirational story of Cedar Branches' transformative journey that features narration by Garrett Askins of Martian Folk, as well as personal perspectives ...
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  • Africa | Ted Yoder Official Music Video
    Critically acclaimed musician Ted Yoder is widely considered “the Bela Fleck of the hammered dulcimer."

    Ted is a National Hammered Dulcimer champion. He’s released five beloved and critically acclaimed solo albums, and become a master educator of the instrument.

    Ted has been profiled in the Kearney Hub, Huffington Post, and on NPR’s All Things Considered show, among many other features, profiles, and reviews in regional and national tastemaking outlets.

    On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Ted became something of a household name when a Facebook Live video of him from his Live From The Orchard series playing Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” went viral. The video rocketed up to 53 million views in four days.
    #TedYoder #HammeredDulcimer #LiveFromTheOrchard #SomethingDifferent
    https://youtu.be/m3WcgT7d5O0
    Ted Yoder 9/10/19
    Africa | Ted Yoder Official Music Video Critically acclaimed musician Ted Yoder is widely considered “the Bela Fleck of the hammered dulcimer." Ted is a National Hammered Dulcimer champion. He’s released five beloved and critically acclaimed solo albums, and become a master educator of the instrument. Ted has been profiled in the Kearney Hub, Huffington Post, and on NPR’s All Things Considered show, among many other features, profiles, and reviews in regional and national tastemaking outlets. On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Ted became something of a household name when a Facebook Live video of him from his Live From The Orchard series playing Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” went viral. The video rocketed up to 53 million views in four days. #TedYoder #HammeredDulcimer #LiveFromTheOrchard #SomethingDifferent https://youtu.be/m3WcgT7d5O0 Ted Yoder 9/10/19
    Africa Ted Yoder Official Music Video
    Email Group and FREE stuff: https://www.tedyoder.net/3freesongs/ Beyond Wednesday’s: https://www.tedyoder.net/beyond-wednesdays/ Critically acclaimed musicia...
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  • The Dark Knight Society is here to honor those brave men who fought for God, for country, and their king. They fought during the crusades for 80 year they lasted till they fell all but a few. We are setting up a Canadian safety to honor your ancestors who gave their life to protect the people and the things they loved. Even though it was french every race can join as long as you are a man of God honor the son and listen to the holy spirit. We will be recruiting people to join society. If your interested in joining us please comment on our page and one of our people will have a chat with you thanks.
    The Dark Knight Society is here to honor those brave men who fought for God, for country, and their king. They fought during the crusades for 80 year they lasted till they fell all but a few. We are setting up a Canadian safety to honor your ancestors who gave their life to protect the people and the things they loved. Even though it was french every race can join as long as you are a man of God honor the son and listen to the holy spirit. We will be recruiting people to join society. If your interested in joining us please comment on our page and one of our people will have a chat with you thanks.
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  • UNLEASH THE ARCHERS - Northwest Passage (Official Video)

    “This song means a lot to us as a band, we like to put it on during those long drives on tour and it always brings us right back home. We originally recorded it to be a bonus track for our last full length album Apex, but we loved the track so much we knew it needed special treatment. We held onto it for a bit and eventually decided to release it as its own 7" vinyl EP with another Canadian cover song as the B side.

    The song “Northwest Passage” is all about touring through Canada, which Stan Rogers did a lot, and how it equates to being an explorer looking for the passage all those years ago.

    It really hits home with us, we've toured through Canada too many times to count, so we know just how Stan was feeling. That's where the name of the EP came from too; every time we hit the road on tour it's like we too become Explorers, with the great big unknown stretching out before us.”
    https://youtu.be/XRD3vrSLPaw
    Napalm Records 8/30/19
    UNLEASH THE ARCHERS - Northwest Passage (Official Video) “This song means a lot to us as a band, we like to put it on during those long drives on tour and it always brings us right back home. We originally recorded it to be a bonus track for our last full length album Apex, but we loved the track so much we knew it needed special treatment. We held onto it for a bit and eventually decided to release it as its own 7" vinyl EP with another Canadian cover song as the B side. The song “Northwest Passage” is all about touring through Canada, which Stan Rogers did a lot, and how it equates to being an explorer looking for the passage all those years ago. It really hits home with us, we've toured through Canada too many times to count, so we know just how Stan was feeling. That's where the name of the EP came from too; every time we hit the road on tour it's like we too become Explorers, with the great big unknown stretching out before us.” https://youtu.be/XRD3vrSLPaw Napalm Records 8/30/19
    UNLEASH THE ARCHERS - Northwest Passage (Official Video) | Napalm Records
    Pre-Order "Explorers" EP here: https://smarturl.it/NorthwestPassage UNLEASH THE ARCHERS on “Northwest Passage”: “This song means a lot to us as a band, we li...
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  • Trees Of Eternity - My Requiem (with lyrics)
    The plan was to to feature Aleah’s vocals on part of the song already prepared by Juha, but when they instead began to experiment with a vocal line Aleah had written for the occasion the session quickly headed off in a new direction and the project took on a life of its own. The result was the song "My Requiem"

    During the following summer and autumn the band worked on completing the demo productions for a four song promo, which was released on the internet with great response.

    Since then the rest of the songs have been written and arranged in preparation for a full length album, and the band has signed a publishing deal with UK based AMF Publishing.

    The full album line-up of Trees of Eternity includes Kai Hahto (Swallow the Sun, Wintersun) on drums, Fredrik Norrman (Katatonia, October Tide) on additional guitars and a couple more musicians and guest vocalists yet to be revealed.

    On April 18, 2016, Aleah died from cancer at age 39. Two days later, Juha wrote on Facebook that the album has been ready to be released for a while and that the plans are still in motion.

    On November 11th, 2016, the band’s debut album, Hour of the Nightingale, has been released via Svart Records. A lyrics video for the song Broken Glass was released with the following note from the band

    “Dear friends, today is the day we can start to celebrate the music, lyrics, and life of our beautiful Queen who so tragically and suddenly crossed the bridge of stars and left this world so young and so soon… So with tears in my eyes but my heart pounding with a proud, victorious beat, I can finally tell you that our long-awaited album, Hour of the Nightingale, will be released worldwide on November 11th through Svart Records and preorders start August 29th.

    “Here is the first single from the album, ‘Broken Mirror,’ with a beautiful and very touching lyric video Vesa Ranta made for the song.

    “There really are no words to describe the ultimate weight of the darkness, or the rays of the brightest of light that this album holds within its songs and lyrics. In so many ways, this album turned out to be the most important album I’ve done in my life, and we both loved it from the first note to the last as we wrote it.

    “About Aleah… I have never met a person and a musician more connected to the very core of the absolute emotion and the soul of each note and every word she wrote or sang. She wanted her music and lyrics to be 110% honest and truthful; absolutely nothing less would do. Music was her religion and passion, a gateway to her soul and beyond. There will never be another songwriter or voice like hers that can turn the day into the darkest of night, or turn the darkness into blinding light with just one word or a whisper.

    “We were very proud to record Hour of the Nightingale together with our friends, bandmates, and amazing musicians – Kai Hahto, Mattias, and Fredrik Norrman – who all played their hearts out on this album. And working with another good friend Jens Bogren producing, recording, mixing, and mastering the album, we’re ready to take this music to the world and play it to you all. Sadly, that never happened… But this is the point where we can finally start this long journey and celebrate our Queen and singer Aleah Stanbridge, whose words and music will live forever on.

    “My heart is truly black and broken after the tragic loss of Aleah, but every time hearing her voice in these songs, something pierces through the darkness like a flaming arrow. I hope this album will do the same to you no matter what might be shadowing your own path and bring you some solace and peace.

    “I want to thank you all for showing so much love towards Aleah after her sudden passing. My friends, this is where her legacy starts, through the voice of an angel at this hour of the nightingale. Bless you all.”
    https://youtu.be/JSGByNaQsY0
    Bori Jurisic 2014
    Trees Of Eternity - My Requiem (with lyrics) The plan was to to feature Aleah’s vocals on part of the song already prepared by Juha, but when they instead began to experiment with a vocal line Aleah had written for the occasion the session quickly headed off in a new direction and the project took on a life of its own. The result was the song "My Requiem" During the following summer and autumn the band worked on completing the demo productions for a four song promo, which was released on the internet with great response. Since then the rest of the songs have been written and arranged in preparation for a full length album, and the band has signed a publishing deal with UK based AMF Publishing. The full album line-up of Trees of Eternity includes Kai Hahto (Swallow the Sun, Wintersun) on drums, Fredrik Norrman (Katatonia, October Tide) on additional guitars and a couple more musicians and guest vocalists yet to be revealed. On April 18, 2016, Aleah died from cancer at age 39. Two days later, Juha wrote on Facebook that the album has been ready to be released for a while and that the plans are still in motion. On November 11th, 2016, the band’s debut album, Hour of the Nightingale, has been released via Svart Records. A lyrics video for the song Broken Glass was released with the following note from the band “Dear friends, today is the day we can start to celebrate the music, lyrics, and life of our beautiful Queen who so tragically and suddenly crossed the bridge of stars and left this world so young and so soon… So with tears in my eyes but my heart pounding with a proud, victorious beat, I can finally tell you that our long-awaited album, Hour of the Nightingale, will be released worldwide on November 11th through Svart Records and preorders start August 29th. “Here is the first single from the album, ‘Broken Mirror,’ with a beautiful and very touching lyric video Vesa Ranta made for the song. “There really are no words to describe the ultimate weight of the darkness, or the rays of the brightest of light that this album holds within its songs and lyrics. In so many ways, this album turned out to be the most important album I’ve done in my life, and we both loved it from the first note to the last as we wrote it. “About Aleah… I have never met a person and a musician more connected to the very core of the absolute emotion and the soul of each note and every word she wrote or sang. She wanted her music and lyrics to be 110% honest and truthful; absolutely nothing less would do. Music was her religion and passion, a gateway to her soul and beyond. There will never be another songwriter or voice like hers that can turn the day into the darkest of night, or turn the darkness into blinding light with just one word or a whisper. “We were very proud to record Hour of the Nightingale together with our friends, bandmates, and amazing musicians – Kai Hahto, Mattias, and Fredrik Norrman – who all played their hearts out on this album. And working with another good friend Jens Bogren producing, recording, mixing, and mastering the album, we’re ready to take this music to the world and play it to you all. Sadly, that never happened… But this is the point where we can finally start this long journey and celebrate our Queen and singer Aleah Stanbridge, whose words and music will live forever on. “My heart is truly black and broken after the tragic loss of Aleah, but every time hearing her voice in these songs, something pierces through the darkness like a flaming arrow. I hope this album will do the same to you no matter what might be shadowing your own path and bring you some solace and peace. “I want to thank you all for showing so much love towards Aleah after her sudden passing. My friends, this is where her legacy starts, through the voice of an angel at this hour of the nightingale. Bless you all.” https://youtu.be/JSGByNaQsY0 Bori Jurisic 2014
    Trees Of Eternity - My Requiem (with lyrics)
    Album "Black Ocean"
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  • #PsychicsExposed #PsychicDetectives #MediumsTalkToTheDead #RomanCatholicismExposed #OccultInTheChurch #OccultExposed #TalkingToDeadLovedOnes #TalkingToYourDeadLovedOnes #LifeAfterDeath #PrayingToMary #PrayingToMotherMary #DidMaryCreateGod #TalkingToSaints #PrayingToSaints #PrayingToSaintsInBible #PrayingToSaintsCatholicAnswers #PeopleWhoDontCareAboutGoingToHell #AskingAPriestForForgiveness #ConfessingToAPriestInTheBible https://youtu.be/tK54gFJVIbA
    #PsychicsExposed #PsychicDetectives #MediumsTalkToTheDead #RomanCatholicismExposed #OccultInTheChurch #OccultExposed #TalkingToDeadLovedOnes #TalkingToYourDeadLovedOnes #LifeAfterDeath #PrayingToMary #PrayingToMotherMary #DidMaryCreateGod #TalkingToSaints #PrayingToSaints #PrayingToSaintsInBible #PrayingToSaintsCatholicAnswers #PeopleWhoDontCareAboutGoingToHell #AskingAPriestForForgiveness #ConfessingToAPriestInTheBible https://youtu.be/tK54gFJVIbA
    Mediums And Witches Contacted Me 1st Samuel 28
    1 Check out http://ChristianitatisCuria.com ! Ray Comfort Talks To Catholic Woman Who Says She Knows She Is Going to Hell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqE...
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  • Just Who Got Trump's Farm Bailouts?
    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/24/just-who-got-trumps-farm-bailouts
    Jim Hightower

    Donald Trump loves farmers. We know this because he says so. “Farmers, I LOVE YOU!” he declared in December.

    But he’s been “loving” them to death, with policies that are causing farm prices to tumble, miring our ag economy in the ditch and creating a rising tsunami of farm bankruptcies.

    Then came Trump’s doofus of an ag secretary, Sonny Perdue, who publicly insulted farmers by branding them “whiners” for daring to complain about policies causing them to lose income and their farms.

    So, as an “I love you” make-up gesture, Trump has been sending big bouquets of money to some of his beloved farmers. Our money. Lots of it — $28 billion so far in what he cynically (and comically) calls a “Market Facilitation Program,” otherwise known as a taxpayer bailout.

    But Trump Love turns out to be highly selective, with more than half of the government payments going to the biggest farm owners.

    The Agriculture Department initially announced a $125,000 limit on the amount any one farm could get, but every Trump deal seems to have a gimmick in it to give a special break to the slickest operators.

    The slickum in this deal is that assorted members of a family are allowed to claim that they’re owners of the same farm and thus get bailout bucks — even if they do no actual farming and live in New York City!

    One Missouri farm family, for example, got $2.8 million worth of subsidy love from Trump, and more than 80 families topped half-a-million in payments.

    Meanwhile, the great majority of farmers have gotten zilch from Donald the Dealmaker — and 80 percent of eligible grain farmers (the smaller producers most endangered by his bad policies) have received less than $5,000.

    So Trump’s “market facilitation” is squeezing the many who are most in need, while helping a few of the largest get even bigger.
    Just Who Got Trump's Farm Bailouts? https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/24/just-who-got-trumps-farm-bailouts Jim Hightower Donald Trump loves farmers. We know this because he says so. “Farmers, I LOVE YOU!” he declared in December. But he’s been “loving” them to death, with policies that are causing farm prices to tumble, miring our ag economy in the ditch and creating a rising tsunami of farm bankruptcies. Then came Trump’s doofus of an ag secretary, Sonny Perdue, who publicly insulted farmers by branding them “whiners” for daring to complain about policies causing them to lose income and their farms. So, as an “I love you” make-up gesture, Trump has been sending big bouquets of money to some of his beloved farmers. Our money. Lots of it — $28 billion so far in what he cynically (and comically) calls a “Market Facilitation Program,” otherwise known as a taxpayer bailout. But Trump Love turns out to be highly selective, with more than half of the government payments going to the biggest farm owners. The Agriculture Department initially announced a $125,000 limit on the amount any one farm could get, but every Trump deal seems to have a gimmick in it to give a special break to the slickest operators. The slickum in this deal is that assorted members of a family are allowed to claim that they’re owners of the same farm and thus get bailout bucks — even if they do no actual farming and live in New York City! One Missouri farm family, for example, got $2.8 million worth of subsidy love from Trump, and more than 80 families topped half-a-million in payments. Meanwhile, the great majority of farmers have gotten zilch from Donald the Dealmaker — and 80 percent of eligible grain farmers (the smaller producers most endangered by his bad policies) have received less than $5,000. So Trump’s “market facilitation” is squeezing the many who are most in need, while helping a few of the largest get even bigger.
    Just Who Got Trump's Farm Bailouts?
    Rich families cashed in on over half the bailout money set aside for farmers hurt by Trump’s trade policies... Donald Trump loves farmers. We know this because he says so. “Farmers, I LOVE YOU!” he declared in December. But he’s been “loving” them to death, with policies that are causing farm prices to tumble, miring our ag economy in the ditch and creating a rising tsunami of farm bankruptcies. 
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