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Inspiring words by a Senator who is providing a priceless propaganda opportunity to those who attacked our elections by spending #July4th in Russia
Happy #4thofJuly to you @SenShelby! And congratulations on celebrating the land of the free and brave by letting Russian politicians dunk on you
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Bush dropped:
40,000 bombs in 5 countries
Obama dropped:
100,000 bombs in 7 countries
Trump dropped:
44,000 bombs in his first year, a bomb every 12 minutes
We destroy other countries while our own infrastructure falls apart and people are driven to poverty.
#July4th #NoMoreWar
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

Martin Luther King Jr.
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"The United States remains the most unequal society in the developed world.” I know I'm late, but spending #July4th reading UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston's (@Alston_UNSR) scathing report on extreme poverty in the USA. Expect updates.…
"The policies pursued over the past year seem deliberately designed to remove basic protections from the poorest, punish those who are not in employment and make even basic health care into a privilege to be earned rather than a right of citizenship.” (Alston 2018: II. 5.)
“The US is alone among dev'd countries in insisting that, while human rights are of fundamental importance, they do not include rights that guard against dying of hunger, dying from a lack of access to affordable health care or growing up deprivation.” (ibid: III. 12.)
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🎇🎆Happy Independence Day!!
🎆🎇Here’s hoping that sometime soon we can celebrate our independence from Russia, Trump, Pence, the complicit GOP Congress & all Authoritarian rule!



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Time for some real talk: This #4thOfJuly, we're finding it extra difficult to celebrate the principles upon which we were taught this country was founded. We're having some trouble feeling it these days. Because honestly, the United States is failing those ideals.
The United States is failing to live up to its own professed ideals by targeting the most marginalized populations that live (or wish to live) within its borders—including women, immigrants, refugees, people of color, and queer people. It's a shame. It is shameful. #July4th
Respect 👏 for 👏 humanity 👏 is 👏 not 👏 a 👏 partisan 👏 issue 👏. All humans deserve the dignity of respect for their humanity. From all nations, and under all governments. #July4th
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Here's the real story of the Declaration of Independence:
For 17 days, the thirty-three-year-old secluded himself in a rented room in Philadelphia.
On a small, portable desk, he began writing, laying the foundations of this new American government. Unlike
every nation before it, this country’s heart would not beat with the blood of royal lines. This would be a nation based on ideals.
It took Thomas Jefferson seventeen days to find the right words. Seventeen days of writing and rewriting before he nervously presented his document
to John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.
The Declaration of Independence became the greatest decree in Western civilization.
Jefferson could’ve easily taken credit for writing it. But he never bragged about his accomplishment. Even when he was elected president, most Americans never
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(1/4) Today DJT will be in Adelson country (LasVegas).

Jun/Jul schedule:

Jun 26
Perry and Novak meet; Bolton in Moscow to set stage for DJT visit in July

Jul 4🇺🇸🎆
Four US Senators in Moscow

Jul 11-12
NATO Summit in Brussels

Jul ?
DJT in Moscow
(2/4) "Perry will meet Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak on Tues, in the context of the World Gas Conference that is being held in Washington...
Meetings between top energy officials from Russia and the United States...have been rare in recent yrs."
(3/4) And in Moscow🇷🇺 next week too (perhaps on Jun 26?), from NSC spokesman:
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