Reminder that medical abuse--and whistlerblowers calling it out--are no strangers to ICE facilities. When your country has a for-profit prison system, steeped in racism and the legacy of slavery, these are the results.
Farmers have been dumping tons and tons of food and milk, plowing crops under, even as America goes hungry. Even while thousands line up for hours--and even overnight--for a box of groceries at one of the nation's thousands of food banks.
The main reason? It's not worth their while, financially, to do so. Sure, there're questions of storage and logistics, but it basically comes down to the fact that the food being plowed under--ordinarily destined for restaurants and cafeterias, etc., who would've paid for it--
I decided, a week ago, not to tell my husband this most dire part of the heart transplant visit. I told him about *needing* a heart, but not being able to *get* a heart until I took care of those 2 main problems: BMI & Support Network.
He has MS, as most long-time readers will already know, but he's also on the spectrum--Asperger's--and his way of dealing with the world isn't the same as everyone else's. But for twenty years, I've been his whisperer. I *grok* him, like no one, he says, ever has before.
My being able to help him in social situations, and "interpret" for him--when I know what he meant to say, or what he actually wants--with doctors, friends, family, store clerks, etc., has been like a lifeline to him, he tells me.
Fücking Democrats are eating our own just like fücking 2016 and we're gonna get four more years of the worst monster to ever set foot in the white house because WHAT? Someone SAID something another person doesn't like?
JESUS FÜCKING CHRIST, GET OVER YOURSELVES.
I swear to all that's holy, if we end up with another four years of horror bc y'all shred each other to pieces over perceived imperfections and grade school spats, I will fucking LOSE IT.
There are ACTUAL PEOPLES' LIVES AT STAKE HERE.
Real people will REALLY DIE if trump wins.
Not just Kurdish allies, but them, too.
Not just airliner passengers as collateral damage, but them, too.
My ♥️ is in the streets, but my low blood pressure ain't having it, so tonight, here's a thread of #ImpeachmentEve events across the nation, as the most corrupt POTUS* in our history is about to become the 3rd to ever be impeached.
RT from 2017 you might find interesting:
As Turkey Day winds down this year, let me lay some Indigenous Peoples history on you that you may have never heard, only tangentially related to the tradition of big, harvest feasts.
I lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts for about 15 years.
During the summer between high school and college I worked at Plimoth Plantation, at the Wampanoag Indian Program. Now this was 30 years ago, and the program there has changed, to be sure, but one element I was instructed on to the point I could give 30 minute lectures on was...
the Tragic Case of Tisquantum, more colloquially known as Squanto. All the information I learned came from primary sources where available, from the Plantation archives and from research done by Nanepashemet, who was my teacher.
Occupy them. Bring some friends. Take it in turns. Bring snacks. Lotsa water. Make it a "round the clock" sit-in until you get some satisfaction. They work for you and it's about time they started acting like it.
Here are the emails wherein MILLER got a bit hot under the collar a year ago bc he couldn't force USCIS to create regulations that would change how green cards are approved, in just days. He has no clue how things work.
@USATODAY@jomareewade@ACLU .@ACLU has filed a motion asking Judge Sabraw for clarification on WHEN EXACTLY CBP is allowed to separate children from their parents, cuz right now, they're doing it for crazy stuff.
@USATODAY@jomareewade@ACLU In this update on the Ms L vs ICE case, the govt is CONTINUING to separate children from their parents for spurious, nonsensical reasons. Decades old DUIs, traffic tickets, misdemeanor shoplifting offenses, minor drug and fraud charges.
@MichaelAvenatti@fams2gether If you don't understand...if you're unfamiliar with the psychological damage separating a young child from their parent or primary caregiver can have, this video will learn you hard.
@MichaelAvenatti@fams2gether There's a "shelter" in Arizona with 12 children under age 5, children from the border. One infant is only 3mos old. None of these children are w/their mothers or fathers. They are all alone, in an institutional setting.
This pdf is the "change in regulation," as sent out by DHS this morning, which will allow them, potentially, to deport many, many more people without judicial oversight or review. People who've lived here for years.
@HouseDemocrats@SenSchumer First, my GIANT and always growing list of shelters (including the one mentioned above) & other organizations & charities helping refugees at the border, along w/specifics on what they need + links, often to Amazon wishlists.
@HouseDemocrats@SenSchumer A GREAT resource, from an immigration attorney, on ACTIONS you can take to help, including volunteering, info on appropriate use of language, participating in and/or organizing protests, contacting Electeds and much more.
Rep. Smith (R-eally?) from Missouri, who apparently visited the Southern Texas border last week, has some lunatic notions about refugees. Latin American mothers do NOT rent out their children for other people to take across the border. WTAF?
But many people, including mothers and young children, are fleeing unimaginable violence, especially in the Northern Triangle. It's been likened by many international agencies as akin to a war zone. Violence against women and children, in particular, is off the charts.
Crowding at detention facilities is happening because ICE & CBP refuse to release asylum seekers who pose no threat to the community, using many alternatives to detention that are available and have proven effective.