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by shockedcanadian at Oct 4, 2017
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Big money donations all meant to undermine the president.

Donors to anti-Trump 'resistance' group revealed

The hidden donors to a prominent anti-Trump "resistance" organization are revealed in unredacted tax forms obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The Center for Community Change, a Washington, D.C.-based 501 (c)(3) progressive community organizing group that does not reveal its donors, has been involved in direct action against President Donald Trump and Republicans before and after the November elections. The organization's members sit on the boards of other prominent liberal activist groups.

The Free Beacon has obtained the group's unredacted 2015 tax forms that shed light on its funders, who provide millions of dollars in assistance. The group appears to rely heavily on a few major liberal foundations, organizations, and unions.

The Center for Community Change's largest contribution was $3,000,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which was initially created by Will Kellogg, the food manufacturer and founder of Kellogg Company. The Ford Foundation, which was first created by the founders of the Ford Motor Company, added a $2,350,000 donation. The Open Society Foundation, a foundation run by liberal billionaire mega-donor George Soros, gave $1,750,000 to the Center for Community Change.

Other donors to the organization include the California Endowment, which gave $524,500; the Marquerite Casey Foundation, which gave $515,000; Fidelity Charitable Gift, which donated $505,100; and the National Immigration Law Center, which gave $316,000.
by Theowl32 at Oct 2, 2017
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Tom Petty Reportedly Found Unconscious in Cardiac Arrest - -

Tom Petty was found in his Malibu home on Monday not breathing, in full cardiac arrest, TMZ reported.

Authorities told The Hollywood Reporter they did respond to a Malibu home around 10:52 a.m. for a man who suffered a heart attack, but they could not confirm it was Petty. Emergency responders were able to get a pulse back, but the man is in critical condition, THR was told.


They still have not confirmed it is him?
by shockedcanadian at Oct 2, 2017
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Thank you. I am not comfortable with the premise that this guy had mental issues and just went off. This was thoroughly planned. From the location of the hotel room to the careful movement of his weapons and efforts to protect himself from being made aware of his intentions. If I were a betting man, I would suggest he doesn't even have a clinical mental disorder. He's just some cowardly, dirty sob, who might have a motive that goes beyond his cowardice.

The chances of him getting caught were far higher than most for these kinds of attacks. His only saving grace was his age and yes, probably his color.

The guy was very sharp, I am impressed CNN had him on. He also stated that "there is nothing that will be learned from this guy that will stop the next such event". I think he's right. There will be far too many details to try and backtrack for any person or agency to say "hey, this guy might be a dirty, cowardly mass murderer". He is basically the "any man".

He also says, we shouldn't be looking into his hobbies and personal qualities. He suggests he shouldn't be humanized so that others don't follow him down the same road as some sort of hero.
by shockedcanadian at Sep 30, 2017
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So, Costas knows the NFL well obviously. He made a point I think could make a difference to the backlash, and I'm wondering what you all think.

He suggested that all players should stand and respect the anthem, but a second after the final words of the anthem end, the player(s) take a knee in a sign of protest. They would then not be protesting the anthem, but would apparently be drawing attention to the issue of police brutality.

As I see it, if they had done this from the start, there wouldn't have been much attention drawn to the issue and noone would have been outraged, but since Colin K was sacrificed to make the point, and inherently cause the league harm, I disgress; they can now make similar points without actually kneeling in disrespect of the flag and anthem.

Just something I saw this morning that for me seemed to be a reasonable solution, even if I don't think it really is having an impact as some suggest it is. If anything, it's making the situation worse/