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"Thunderclap: Sharing Messages That Matter," uscpublicdiplomacy
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Sep 22, 2016
Thunderclap is an online "crowdspeaking" platform that helps individuals and organizations get their messages heard. The platform amplifies a message in “flash-mob” style by engaging and leveraging the social reach of their followers, allowing one post to reach millions of people. Thunderclap's main focus is to spread messages that matter to raise awareness and create change. A variety of non-profits, organizations and corporations have used the platform to ignite change, including AmeriCorps, the United Nations, Univision, L'Oreal and The White House. Some of its supporters include President Obama, Arianna Huffington, and former Prime Minister David Cameron.
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From: [A] version of a review by Alec Walter George Randall of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, The Times Literary Supplement (September 16, 2016), p. 38
The fact is that ... after the War there were several vague and ill-defined antipathies. ... The party that could exploit all these in turn would have a good opportunity of crystallizing the all-prevailing disillusionment and discontent to its own advantage. It is not suggested that this was deliberately undertaken ... [W]hile there were a small number of constant factors in the ... [party's] campaign, there were several secondary demands, sometimes hardly reconcilable with one another, whose prominence in the party's public agitation was made dependent on circumstances. Thus the campaign ... seemed to postulate benevolence towards Moscow . ...
In domestic politics there were examples of the same adaptability. ... It is clear that, however forcibly several of the [party's] tenets are stated, definition is rarely allowed to approach an embarrasing point. ... The originality and driving power of the ... Party clearly do not lie in its ill-assorted political, racial, and economic dogmas, but in the personality of its leader.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Number of illegals holds steady at 11.1 million - Note for discussion, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United."
By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Length of time rises, making deportation tougher
Image from article, with caption: In this Aug. 9, 2012, file photo, people are detained for being in the country illegally and are transferred out of the holding area after being processed at the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Tucson, Ariz. The number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally has changed little since the Great Recession began, dropping to 11.1 million in 2014 from 11.2 million in 2012 and 11.3 million in 2009, according to a study released Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, by the Pew Research Center.
Illegal immigration is holding steady at about 11.1 million unauthorized people in the U.S. as of 2014, according to the latest numbers from the Pew Research Center Tuesday that signaled Mexicans continue to drop, while Central Americans and Indians make up a greater percentage.
About the same number of new illegal immigrants arrive each year as return home, die, or gain legal status — a trend that’s held steady since 2009, when the unauthorized population stood at 11.3 million.
And those illegal immigrants who are already here, usually living without fear of deportation, are becoming ever more deeply entrenched. Pew said the median length of time in the U.S. is now nearly 14 years, while just a decade before it was eight years.
That could make it even tougher for a future president to oust them, since they’ve put down deeper roots — the kind of situation that even GOP nominee Donald Trump has said could earn some form of legal status.
For his part President Obama has set out rules that make longer-term illegal immigrants generally safe from deportation, saying he wants to instead focus on new arrivals.
“Unauthorized immigrants increasingly are likely to have been in the U.S. for 10 years or more,” Pew said in the new report.
Will We Build a Wall Against Chinese Immigrants, Too? - Note for a discussion, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United."
Nick Gillespie, reason.com/blog; via LH on Facebook
America has never been a "white" country. Economic and cultural nativism is on the rise - and the most un-American idea of all.
Nick Gillespie is the editor in chief of Reason.com and Reason TV and the co-author, with Matt Welch, of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America (2011/2012). He is also a columnist for The Daily Beast.