10:30 P.M. One final thought before I retire for the evening …

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I found this while perusing several blogs that I check in on every now and then … I found it to fit perfectly with my own observations …

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On that note … ‘ Night all …

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4:17 P.M. Trump signs order sending National Guard to U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration …

Trump first revealed Tuesday that he’d been discussing the idea of using the military at the border with Defence Secretary Jim Mattis …

‘ We’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security , we’re going to be guarding our border with the military ‘ Trump said … He spent the first months of his presidency bragging about a dramatic drop in illegal border crossings , which some DHS officials had even dubbed the ‘ Trump effect ‘. Indeed , arrests at the border last April were at the lowest level since DHS was created in 2003 , and the 2017 fiscal year saw a 45-year low for Border Patrol arrests … But the numbers have been slowly ticking up since last April and are now on par with many months of the Obama administration. New statistics released Wednesday show about 50,000 arrests of people trying to cross the southwest border last month , a 37 per cent increase from the previous month , and a 203 per cent increase compared to March 2017 …

50,000 a MONTH !!! …

imagesTrump’s new focus on hard-line immigration policies appears aimed , at least in part , in drawing a political contrast with Democrats heading into the midterm elections. He has also been under growing pressure from conservative backers who have accused him of betraying his base for not delivering on the wall , and he was set off by images played on his favourite network , Fox News , of a ‘ caravan”  ‘ of migrants making their way through Mexico …

Trump ain’t ‘ betraying anyone ! … The political establishment is playing their game as usual !!! …

Their would be construction underway if he had it his way !!! …

In Texas , which already has about 100 National Guard members stationed on the border , Republican Gov. Greg Abbott , said the president’s decision  ‘ reinforces ‘ Texas’ longstanding commitment to secure our southern border and uphold the Rule of Law ‘… New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez , a Republican , said she appreciated the Trump administration’s efforts to involve states in the effort to better secure the border … Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey , also a Republican , tweeted that his state ‘ welcomes the deployment of National Guard to the border ‘ … Washington has ignored this issue for too long and help is needed ‘…

The leftwing nuts and their democratic party needs to stop ‘ stonewalling Trump’s ( and the peoples’ ) wall !!! …

Source: Trump signs order sending National Guard to U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration | Toronto Star

3:40 P.M. New York police fatally shoot black man pointing metal pipe …

Investigators work the scene where police officers shot and killed a man in the New York borough of Brooklyn, Wednesday, while responding to reports of a man threatening people with a gun. New York police officers on Wednesday shot to death a black man who pointed a metal pipe at them , after responding to emergency callers who said the man was aiming a firearm at pedestrians , a police official said.The man took a two-handed shooting stance and pointed an object at police in the city’s Brooklyn borough , and three plainclothes officers and one uniformed officer shot 10 times … 

Now here’s where the cop overdoes it !!! … But why in the fuck would you ‘ take a two handed shooting stance ‘ toward a cop ?!!! … Every time I begin to read an article such as this        I immediately think ‘ gotta be black … ‘ .. And 19 times outta 20 I’m right ! … Sorry folks , but that’s the way it is … No wonder there’s the big uproar over keeping statistics on it …

Chief of Department Terence Monahan told a news conference … ‘ This was a call of a man pointing what 911 callers and people felt was a gun at people on the street ‘ Monahan said. ‘ When we encounter him , he turns with what appears to be a gun at officers ‘ …

Some yelled “oppressors” as they faced off against several officers standing on the other side of police tape.The shooting follows a number of killings of unarmed black men by police that triggered street protests and fuelled a national debate about bias in the U.S. criminal justice system.Police were investigating, Monahan said, adding that surveillance video obtained from stores nearby showed the man brandishing an object that looked like a firearm.

The man, whose name and age were not immediately released, was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead …

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And of course all these peop’s will say ‘ he was such a nice boy … He don’t hurt nobawdy … ‘ …

A police shooting of an unarmed black man in Sacramento , California , has sparked several days of protests. In that incident , officers responding to a report of someone breaking windows shot to death 22-year-old Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard on March 18. The officers feared he had a gun , but he was found to have been holding a cellphone , Sacramento police have said …

AGAIN ! … Don’t behave like that when police officers are confronting you … Even if you ‘ think ‘ they have no right … Which they ‘ may not ‘ have … But you can sort that out later … While still alive !!! …

It’s not skin colour … It’s socio-economics with poor upbringing and squandered education …

Source: New York police fatally shoot black man pointing metal pipe | CBC News

3:02 P.M. Mark Zuckerberg just felt his wallet tighten …

Click on the tab at the bottom to read the hole article … You can keep yourels busy clicking all the highlighted areas to related articles …

It’s been a tough year for Facebook. The social networking juggernaut found itself engulfed by controversies over fake news , electoral interference , privacy violations , and a broad backlash to smartphone addiction. Wall Street has noticed : The company has lost almost $100 billion in market value in recent weeks. Behind Facebook’s hard year is a collision between the company’s values , ambitions , business model , and mind-boggling scale … Mark Zuckerberg , the founder of Facebook , has long held that the company’s mission is to make the world more open and connected  … With the assumption being that a more open and connected world is a better world …

That assumption has been sorely tested over the past year. As we’ve seen ;

A more open world can make it easier for governments to undermine each other’s elections from afar … 

A more connected world can make it easier to spread hatred and incite violence …

In 2017, Facebook hit more than 2 billion monthly users , and that’s to say nothing of the massive user bases of Facebook-owned properties like Instagram and WhatsApp. There is no way to track , or even understand , all that is happening on Facebook at any given time. Problems that look small in the moment , like organized disinformation campaigns mounted by Russia , reveal themselves, in retrospect , to be massive , possibly even world-changing , events …

MORBNOTE ; People are just cluing in to how much privacy and information they freely give out as they blindly type away and send pics ‘ out there ‘ …

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Source: Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s future, fake news, and Russian mischief – Vox