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  • IRMA Predicting Weather with Spaghetti?

    The Weather Channel, ‘SPAGHETTI MODELS’  for Hurricane Irma showed  many potential paths for the storm.

    SEP 2, 2017 THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF)  kept  the storm tracking further west, nearing the Bahamas by the end of next week

    Who said, IRMA was not an easy storm to forecast,  as computer SPAGETTI models disagreed with one another on important details right up until landfall?

    JAN 13, 2016 – WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS IN THE WEATHER BIZ SINCE THE 90S, BUT IT… …

    ONE OF THEM IS THAT THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF)   IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE GFS. (GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM) …

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    THE TOO LATE  GFS PREDICTION THAT DETERMINED IRMA’S LAND FALL  AND EVACUATION IN FLORIDA WAS TOO BIG TO IGNORE.

    BECAUSE ON SEP 2, 2017 IT WAS  THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF)  THAT PREDICTED  THE STORM TRACKING FURTHER WEST…. And, the entire world  knows the rest of that story….

    AFTER THE FACT, The Canadian News media noticed, and asked on The National, “Why didn’t the U.S. use the European model for predicting Hurricane IRMA?”

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    WHY INDEED, THE FAILURE OF (GFS) IS  TOO BIG TO BE IGNORED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP.

    IRMA Predicting Weather with Spaghetti?

    Predicting and evacuating 6 million people in Florida, the largest mass evacuation in U.S. history, based on the inferior (GFS) Spaghetti model decision is too big to be ignored by the Trump Administration and  We the American people. Specifically?  the U.S Department of Energy’s engagement in and with…  and/or dis-connect with the (ECMWF).

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    The History of the WA DC Establishment’s Tactic’s, Process and Progress….

    I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks.” It’s a common way to describe the process of testing many different tactics at the same time in order to identify what works (sticks) and what doesn’t work (falls to the floor).

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    In spite of the too late GFS, IRMA land fall predictions for Florida, a higher authority prevailed,

    In God we trust, and with President Trump we the people  shall prevail.

    Under the administration of President Trump, to date,  68 lives were lost to Hurricane Irma.

    And, under the Trump Administration 82 lives were lost to Hurricane Harvey

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    The European model, is run by the European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF), the premiere U.S. Weather model, is the Global Forecast System (GFS).

    THE U.S. ANALOG TO THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF),  IS THE GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM (GFS).

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    TUE SEP 05 2017  500 AM AST The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) said IRMA could have “some impacts” on Florida after passing the Caribbean.

    TUE SEP 05 2017  500 AM AST The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) REMINDED USERS NOT TO FOCUS ON THE EXACT FORECAST TRACK, ESPECIALLY AT THE LONGER RANGES, SINCE THE AVERAGE NHC TRACK ERRORS ARE ABOUT 175 AND 225 STATUTE MILES AT DAYS 4 AND 5, RESPECTIVELY.

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    Hurricane Irma path: Why ‘spaghetti models’ show range of options …

    www.businessinsider.com/hurricane-irma-spaghetti-models-landfall-2017-9

    Sep 6, 2017 – Hurricane Irma ‘spaghetti models‘ show many potential paths for the storm — here’s … Company (the group behind The Weather Channel and the Weather … is primarily run in the US, and Euro models that come from Europe.

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    SEP 6, 2017

    Here’s what the world’s most accurate weather model predicts for Irma …

    https://arstechnica.com/…/heres-what-the-worlds-most-accurate-weather-model-predic…

    SEP 6, 2017 – Note: This story was written during the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 6. As of Thursday morning, the forecasts discussed within are still more …A potentially catastrophic hurricane will approach southern Florida this weekend.

    Eric Berger – 9/6/2017, 12:10 PM

    Take a look at this plot of a bunch of different models from Wednesday morning. Note the dark blue line on the left-hand side of the forecast tracks—that’s the official track forecast from the National Hurricane Center that was issued at 5am ET.

    THE US ANALOG TO THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF),  IS THE GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM (GFS). It has a lower resolution, and it typically doesn’t perform quite as well. The European model runs every 12 hours, so when the forecast plot was made, National Hurricane Center forecasters were working off of the 00z run, which typically comes out at about 2:30am ET. The ensemble forecasts (about 50 runs on a lower resolution model with slightly different initial conditions) typically follow about an hour later. Here’s what that ensemble data looked like for forecasters on Wednesday morning.

    CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE the  forecast model spaghetti plot for Hurricane Irma, with an official forecast track in dark blue.

    Now, you may be wondering, “Why is the official forecast so far to the left, when all of the other models had moved east?” THE ANSWER IS THE EUROPEAN MODEL. This forecast system has superior hardware to run its calculations. But more importantly, it has a method by which it better assimilates real-world data—observations from weather networks around the world, atmospheric soundings, reconnaissance aircraft, and much more—into its calculations.

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    FRI SEP 8, 2017  BASED ON IRMA’S PROJECTED PATH, WHICH INCLUDES Florida’s heavily populated eastern coast, the enormous storm could create one of the largest mass evacuations in US history, CNN senior meteorologist Dave Hennen said. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties combined have about 6 million people.

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    JAN 13, 2016 – WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS IN THE WEATHER BIZ SINCE THE 90S, BUT IT… … ONE OF THEM IS THAT

    THE EUROPEAN MODEL IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE GFS

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    US forecast models have been pretty terrible during Hurricane Irma …

    https://arstechnica.com/…/us-forecast-models-have-been-pretty-terrible-during-hurrica…

    7 days ago – NOAA’s best weather model seems to be getting worse with hurricanes, … AT TIMES DURING HARVEY, THE EUROPEAN MODEL OUTPERFORMED HUMANS.

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    Sep 2, 2017 THE EUROPEAN MODEL kept  the storm tracking further west, nearing the Bahamas by the end of next week.

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    Tue Sep 05 2017  500 AM AST The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Irma could have “some impacts” on Florida after passing the Caribbean.

    USERS ARE REMINDED TO NOT FOCUS ON THE EXACT FORECAST TRACK, ESPECIALLY AT THE LONGER RANGES, SINCE THE AVERAGE NHC TRACK ERRORS ARE ABOUT 175 AND 225 STATUTE MILES AT DAYS 4 AND 5, RESPECTIVELY.

    SEP 6, 2017 – Its latest NHC update said: “There is an increasing chance of seeing some impacts from Irma in the Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys later this week and this weekend.  The European model kept  the storm tracking further west

    SEP 7, 2017THE STORM’S EXACT PATH STILL REMAINS UNCLEAR. But after seeing news reports about water and food shortages in Texas last week as Harvey blew through, Floridians want to be prepared, Florida residents are scrambling for supplies and prepping for ..

    FRI SEP 8, 2017  BASED ON IRMA’S PROJECTED PATH, WHICH INCLUDES Florida’s heavily populated eastern coast, the enormous storm could create one of the largest mass evacuations in US history, CNN senior meteorologist Dave Hennen said. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties combined have about 6 million people.

    FRI SEP 8, 2017  THOUGH NOBODY KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE IRMA WILL MAKE LANDFALL, the governors of Georgia and South Carolina decided not to take any chances. They ordered mandatory evacuations of low-lying coastal areas around Savannah and Charleston.

    Other eastern Florida population centers could also see similar evacuations soon, depending on the path of the hurricane, which is expected to near Miami on Sunday.

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    For more than a week, meteorologists had insisted that the storm would travel west along the Cuban shore before suddenly shifting north toward the Florida peninsula.

    ABC News meteorologists warned Irma could threaten a wide area of the US coast ranging from Mobile, Alabama, to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and said the forecast cone of uncertainty is now very close to including parts of southern Florida and Miami. THE EUROPEAN MODEL kept  the storm tracking further west.

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    Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it 

    WHEN 6 MILLION PEOPLE IN FLORIDA ARE EVACUATED, THE LARGEST MASS EVACUATION IN U.S. HISTORY, WAS PREDICTED  AND CAUSED BY USING   NOAA’S NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER (NHC)  INFERIOR SPAGHETTI MODEL

    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO BE NOTIFIED AND INFORMED.

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    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 HINDSIGHT IS 20/20 

    Hurricane Irma: How the National Weather Service Prepared – The …

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/09/…weather…irma/539445/

    4 days ago – A couple looks at flood waters in Jacksonville, Florida on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, … Six million people had been evacuated on the basis of this alleged turn. … For the National Weather Service, Irma’s landfall represented an important … as its forecasters rushed to describe and predict the storm’s finale.

    If it failed to pivot, it would sail harmlessly into the Gulf of Mexico.

     Six million people had been evacuated on the basis of this alleged turn.

    Florida had declared a state of emergency, and the governor called up the national guard.

    Hurricane Irma again demonstrated the inferiority of the top U.S. weather model

    Hurricane Irma is one more in a long line of storms to shine a spotlight on problems with the GFS, particularly at intermediate to longer timescales. The issue gained prominence after Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey in October 2012, which the European model hinted at at least a week in advance. The GFS model, however, didn’t catch on to the storm’s unusual track until about 5 days in advance. 

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    So Why Is the Euro Better?
    Many in the U.S. were embarrassed when the Euro beat the GFS badly for Sandy. It even got Congress whipped into a lather, and they approved tens of millions to upgrade the computers at NOAA — the agency that runs the National Weather Service. NOAA just announced that their Supercomputer is “running at record speed,” and that it “secures the U.S. reputation as a world leader…”“A” world leader, but not “THE” world leader…

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    Why the European Weather Model Remains King Over National …

    www.nbcphiladelphia.com/weather/…/European-Weather-Model-National-Weather-S…

    Jan 13, 2016 – We’ve been talking about this in the weather biz since the 90s, but it… … One of them is that the European model is always better than the GFS. … Since the GFS is just a part of NOAA’s many computer models, changing the …

    How do I know that? You can call it “chaos,” “The Butterfly Effect,” or simply “poorer initialization.” This gets complicated, but the basic story is: “garbage in, garbage out.” OK, it’s not garbage — it just isn’t as good as the way the Euro does it.

    The reason weather forecasts can never be perfect is that we can never perfectly input the exact current conditions all over the world — at all levels of the atmosphere. We’d need to measure every cubic inch of the earth!

    MIT meteorologist Edward Lorenz is credited with recognizing how chaos theory applies to weather forecasting. His famous paper in 1972 was titled: “Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?” So, something as seemingly small and trivial as a butterfly flap could lead to changes in weather patterns around the world days, weeks, or months later. Small initial errors lead to bigger and bigger errors over time.

    So, the more accurate a computer model can get the current conditions, the more accurate the model is likely to be. Sure, there are dozens of other factors, but it’s like giving the Euro a 10-yard head start in a 100-yard dash. It’s possible to win, but awfully hard.
    Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/weather/stories/European-Weather-Model-National-Weather-Service-365163381.html#ixzz4srcMMnbm
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    Predicting Weather with Spaghetti

    IS AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION FOR STUPID VOTERS………..

    HOWEVER, Hurricane Irma is one more in a long line of storms to shine a spotlight on problems with the GFS.

    And, Hurricane Irma again demonstrated the inferiority of the top U.S. weather model.

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    What does PWG / PWE / GFS / ECMWF stand for? – PredictWind Help …

    The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, ECMWF, is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by most of the nations of Europe and is based at Shinfield Park, Reading, United Kingdom.

    https://support.predictwind.com/…/200214005-What-does-PWG-PWE-GFS-ECMWF…

    PWG stands for the PredictWind weather model that uses the NCEP global initial conditions for the model run and PWE is the PredictWind weather model that uses the ECMWF global initial conditions, both of these sources enable us to run our own worldwide weather models, we are the only company in the world that produces ...

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    Super-parametrization in climate and what do we learn from … – ECMWF

    https://www.ecmwf.int/…/13366-super-parametrization-climate-and-what-do-we-learn…

    Sep 4, 2015 – 305K (Future). W/m2. RCE. • SGS parameterizations can significantly alter climate … All superparameterization does is compute Q1 and Q2 …. Fall 2014: SP is in IFS Single-Column Model CY40R1;. • Currently … Preliminary results using T159 … http://www.cmmap.org/research/pubs-mmf.html. Lots of MMF …


  • The Facts of Katrina, Bush and Fema

    George W. Bush was President when an estimated 1,836 people died during Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters  in U.S. history, that under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FEMA quickly became one of the worst man made disasters in U.S. history.

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    If you click on the link below, and read it, you’ll know most of the facts…

    But not the history and the worst of the facts.

    Katrina: What Happened When – FactCheck.org

    www.factcheck.org/2005/09/katrina-what-happened-when/

    Sep 16, 2005 – Friday, Aug 26 2005 – 3 Days Prior to Katrina’s Louisiana Landfall … of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath,” Associated Press, 3 Sept 2005. … Security and FEMA “to coordinate all disaster relief efforts… … 28 20051 Day Prior ….. “Bush signs $51.8 billion bill for hurricane relief,” Associated Press, 8 Sep …

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    The National Weather Service had warned on August 28, 2005, the day before the storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast, that “most of the [Gulf Coast] area will be uninhabitable for weeks … perhaps longer.

    Prior to the 9/11/01 terrorist attack, FEMA had reported directly to the president. After 9/11/01, President GEORGE W . BUSH … On November 25, 2002, signed DHS into law the Department of Homeland Security  merged into effect on  September 20, 2003.  And FEMA was placed under the hierarchy of the Dept of Homeland Security (DHS)  for preparedness, response, and recovery.

    Facts Katrina Bush and FEMA preparedness, response Aug 23, 2005 – Aug, 31, 2005.

    The National Weather Service reported

    And, the nation watched

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     Thursday, August 25, 2005

    7 p.m.: The eye of Hurricane Katrina came ashore  in Florida, Falling trees killed  two people.

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    Friday, August 26, 2005

    3 a.m.: The storm’s center starts strengthening almost immediately as it touches the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico (See “Katrina’s Growth Echoed 1935’s “Storm of Century”).

    5 a.m.: Katrina reintensifies into a hurricane. Its strongest winds are about 75 miles an hour (120 kilometers an hour),

    11:30 a.m.: The National Hurricane Center reports that the hurricane is “rapidly strengthening” as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico’s very warm

    During the day: Governors Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana and Haley Barbour of Mississippi Declare States of Emergency in their respective states.

    The National Weather Service reported

    And, the nation watched

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    Where was FEMA’s preparedness and response for the week before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast?

     Under DHS, Aug 23, 2005 – Aug 31, 2005.

    FEMA’s division directors for preparedness, response, and recovery had left;

    FEMA had 500 vacancies; and 8 of its 10 regional offices were headed by “acting” directors.

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary  was Michael Chertoff  

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA)  Director was Michael Brown.

    Where was Commander in Chief, President GEORGE W . BUSH for the week before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast Aug 23, 2005 – Aug 31, 2005?

    During the month of Aug 2005, President George W. Bush was on vacation at his 1,600-acre Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas. As strange as it may seem at this time of instant communication and the 24-hour news cycle, during the late summer of 2005, President George W. Bush  didn’t pay attention to the biggest news story of the moment because he was on vacation.

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    Sunday, August 28, 2005

    The National Weather Service reported

    The national public news media reported

    And, the nation watched

    2 a.m.: Hurricane Katrina’s winds have increased to 145 miles an hour (235 kilometers an hour), MAKING IT A CATEGORY FOUR STORM. The eye of the storm is about 310 miles (500 kilometers) south of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

    9:30 a.m.: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin issues a mandatory evacuation order. Tens of thousands of New Orleans residents begin streaming out of the city.

    11 a.m.: Hurricane Katrina has mushroomed into one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to form in the Atlantic. The storm’s strongest winds are blowing at about 175 miles an hour (280 kilometers an hour), MAKING IT A CATEGORY FIVE STORM. The center of the storm is about 225 miles (360 kilometers) from the mouth of the Mississippi River.

    Late Sunday night: Thousands of New Orleans residents who are unable to leave town or have chosen not to leave seek shelter in the Louisiana Superdome.

    On Sunday, August 28, 2005, The day before Katrina’s arrival Monday August 29, 2005. About 16,000 people eventually settled in.

    The National Weather Service reported

     The nation watched the TV coverage

     Where was FEMA’s preparedness and response?

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    Monday August 29, 2005

    When Katrina made landfall on Aug 29, 2005,  President George W. Bush had been on holiday at his ranch for 27 days, according to a tabulation kept by CBS News.

    KATRINA AUG 28, 29, 30, 31, 2005 preparedness, response.

    The Public News Media Reported

    With instant communication and the 24-hour news cycle, during the late summer of 2005 the nation watched the TV coverage in horror , the hurricane grew into a catastrophe, and Americans across the country were shocked by the television images they saw in Katrina’s immediate aftermath.  People stood on rooftops waving their arms and pleading for help as the flood waters inundated their communities.

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     As strange as it may seem at this time of instant communication and the 24-hour news cycle, during the late summer of 2005, President George W. Bush  didn’t pay attention to the biggest news story of the moment because he was on vacation.

    President George W. Bush’s aides decided they had to inform the president about it in stark terms.

    One of his aides put together a video showing scenes of hurricane-ravaged communities and showed it to the president.

     AT THIS POINT, PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH DECIDED HE SHOULD CUT HIS VACATION SHORT AND RETURN HOME TWO DAYS EARLY

     TO PRESIDE OVER THE FEDERAL RESPONSE FROM WASHINGTON.

     PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH FLEW BACK TO WASHINGTON ON AUGUST 31, AFTER 29 DAYS AT HIS RANCH.

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    Where were the most venerable Katrina Flood Victims?

    AUG 28, 29, 30, 31, 2005

    Trapped in the Superdome: Refuge becomes a hellhole | The Seattle …

    www.seattletimes.com/nation…/trapped-in-the-superdome-refuge-becomes-a-hellhole/

    Sep 1, 2005 – Crack vials littered the restroom. Blood stains the walls next to vending machines smashed by teenagers. The Louisiana Superdome, once a mighty testament to architecture and ingenuity, became the biggest storm shelter in New Orleans the day before Katrina’s arrival Monday. About 16,000 people eventually settled in.

    OR…where up to 20,000 people had taken shelter from Hurricane Katrina. … People were locked in the dome like prisoners,” he said.

    Desperate folks in the Superdome appeared in heartbreaking TV interviews begging for aid in their time of need. Making matters worse was that 67 percent of New Orleans was African American and 30 percent of the residents were poor, creating the impression that the government was insensitive and neglectful of minorities and the less fortunate.

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    PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH FLEW BACK TO WASHINGTON ON AUGUST 31, 2005 TO PRESIDE OVER THE FEDERAL RESPONSE FROM WASHINGTON.

    Wednesday August 31, 2005 – 2 Days After

    Morning Bush, still in Crawford, participates in a half-hour video conference on Katrina with Vice President Cheney (who is in Wyoming) and top aides.

    Later, President George W. Bush  boards Air Force One

    and flies over New Orleans on his way back to Washington.

    Mayor: Katrina may have killed thousands,” Associated Press, 31 Aug 2005

    Late Afternoon  – Bush, back at the White House, holds a cabinet meeting on Katrina and speaks for nine minutes in the Rose Garden to outline federal relief efforts. He says FEMA has moved 25 search and rescue teams into the area. As for those stranded at the Superdome, “Buses are on the way to take those people from New Orleans to Houston,” the President says.

    —”President Outlines Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts,” The Rose Garden, 31 Aug 2005.

    Thursday September 1, 2005 – 3 Days After

    EveningIn a special report that is typical of the picture that television is conveying to the world, CNN Correspondent Adaora Udoji reports:

    “Three days after Hurricane Katrina, and the situation is getting more desperate by the minute. Thousands are still stranded in misery.  . . . They are marching in search of food, water and relief. They’re surrounded by a crumbling city and dead bodies. Infants have no formula, the children no food, nothing for adults, no medical help. They’re burning with frustration, and sure they have been forgotten.”

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    ( FEMA)  Director  Michael Brown, in a live interview with CNN

    Brown says FEMA officials were unaware for days that – besides the hurricane victims stranded in the Superdome – thousands more had taken refuge in the New Orleans Convention Center nearby. Speaking from Baton Rouge in a live interview with CNN’s Paula Zahn, he says:

    Brown : And so, this — this catastrophic disaster continues to grow. I will tell you this, though. Every person in that Convention Center, we just learned about that today . And so, I have directed that we have all available resources to get to that Convention Center to make certain that they have the food and water, the medical care that they need…

    Q: Sir, you aren’t telling me…

    Brown : … and that we take care of those bodies that are there.  . . .

    Q: Sir, you aren’t just telling me you just learned that the folks at the Convention Center didn’t have food and water until today, are you? You had no idea they were completely cut off?

    Brown: Paula, the federal government did not even know about the Convention Center people until today.

    Paula Zahn Now, “Desperation in New Orleans; Interview With FEMA Director Mike Brown,”  Transcript, 1 Sept 2005.

    Later, Brown will say he was wrong and that FEMA actually knew about the victims at the Convention Center 24 hours earlier but was unable to reach them until Thursday.

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    Sep 1, 2005 National Guardsmen, accompanied by buses (475 total) and supply trucks, arrived at the Superdome on September 1. The buses were sent to pick up the evacuees from the Superdome and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, where more than 20,000 people had been crowded in similarly poor living conditions.

    www.nytimes.com/2005/09/01/…/superdome-haven-quicklybecomes-an-ordeal.html?…Sep 1, 2005 – Slow evacuation of Superdome begins for 20000 or more storm … stench, unbathed, exhausted and hungry; many liken shelter to a prison; … They had flocked to the arena seeking sanctuary from the winds and waters of Hurricane Katrina. … Some people had arrived with nothing more than what they were …

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    Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act – Department of the …

    https://www.doi.gov/…/Post_Katrina_Emergency_Management_Reform_Act_pdf.pdf

    PUBLIC LAW 109–295—OCT. … Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 ….. ment of the PostKatrina Emergency Management Reform Act.

    A post-Katrina law dictates that when an federal emergency is declared —

    THE FEMA DIRECTOR REPORTS DIRECTLY TO THE PRESIDENT

     and not through the normal chain of command that puts the secretary of Homeland Security over FEMA.

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    Hurricane Katrina: The Essential Time Line

    news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/09/0914_050914_katrina_timeline_2.html

    2 a.m.: Hurricane Katrina’s winds have increased to 145 miles an hour (235 … Tens of thousands of New Orleans residents begin streaming out of the city. … for Hurricane Katrina rescue and relief, and President George W. Bush signs the bill.

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    Hurricane Katrina – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com

    www.history.com/topics/hurricane-katrina

    Find out more about the history of Hurricane Katrina, including videos, interesting … Early in the morning on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf ... Officials, even including President George W. Bush, seemed unaware of just how …

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    Hurricane Katrina Was the Beginning of the End for George W. Bush …

    https://www.usnews.com/…/hurricane-katrina-was-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-geor…

    Aug 28, 2015 – Hurricane Katrina badly damaged the former president’s reputation. And it still hasn’t recovered.

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    Just saying the History of FEMA is really an  interesting read…

    FEMA didn’t start off as FEMA—in fact, it has been reshuffled and reorganized more than perhaps any other key agency in recent US history.

    A REALLY REALLY LONG HISTORY,  BUT SECRET? WELL, NOT SO MUCH

    The Secret History of FEMA | WIRED

    https://www.wired.com/story/the-secret-history-of-fema/

    Sep 3, 2017 – A large FEMA trailer park is seen next to the University of New Orleans campus … agency finally ended up part of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003. … The administration threw its weight behind a congressional effort to ….. By the end of President George H.W. Bush’s administration, FEMA was …

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    This confusions and lack of focus all came home to roost in August 2005 as Hurricane Katrina churned through the Gulf of Mexico toward New Orleans.

    The federal government’s response to the hurricane—combined with mistakes at the local and state government level—was an epic disaster in its own right.

     Hurricane Katrina triggered the strongest indictment of governmental incompetence of the 21st century.

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    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR HIS PLANNING AND PROMPT COORDINATED RESPONSE TO THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR HIS CONTINUED COMPASSIONATE SUPPORT

    PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP FLIES TO DESPERATE PEOPLE IN NEED

    NOT OVER THEM, HE LANDS, HE PUTS HIS BOOTS ON THE GROUND

    HE REACHES OUT TO PEOPLE, HE PERSONALLY ASKS THEM IF THEY HAVE WHAT THEY NEED AND IF THEY ARE GETTING WHAT THEY NEED.

     


  • Remembering 9/11 President Bush and Trump

    Sept 11, 2017, 16 years later, of course we vividly remember 9/11.

    George W. Bush was President on Sept 11, 2001  when a terrorist attack killed 2,977 people.

    I remember the Twin Towers, been there, I went to the top October 19, 1987  It was Black Monday (a memorable day)

    Sept 11, 2001  I watched the 9/11 attack live, as it was being broadcast on TV right after the plane hit the first tower. At first I thought it was a stupid  movie stunt…  Then Oh My God…. It was really happening to the Twin Towers, in New York City in the United States of  America. I woke my grandson and we watched as the  second plane hit, and as more unbelievable news poured in …..

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    It was strange yesterday , Sept 11, 2017, 16 years later, the usual busy internet emails and comments went eerily silent, no alternate social media websites and blogs posting about remembering  9/11,  no comments on  the horrific devastation of  Hurricane Harvey and Irma, And, not even internet complaints  on the hundreds of out of control wildfires and with unhealthy choking blinding smoke covering the western United States.

    With all of the horrific natural disaster happening in two short weeks and then remembering the horrors of 9/11 on top of it…, Well, maybe,  We the People were all just being philosophically quiet, reflecting on….  “There but by the grace of God go I” losing my loved one, my home, my dreams and my future.

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    But, I think “NOT” We the People are quietly, Very Optimistic

    This biblical quote sounds a lot like A President Trump quote to me….

    1 Corinthians 15:10 (BBE) BUT BY THE GRACE OF GOD, I AM WHAT I AM: AND HIS GRACE WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME HAS NOT BEEN FOR NOTHING; FOR I DID MORE WORK THAN ALL OF THEM; THOUGH NOT I, BUT THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH WAS WITH ME.

    INDEED….

    Behind My Back | President Trump’s Amazing Grace

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/05/21/president-trumps-amazing-grace/

    May 21, 2017 – President Trump’s Amazing Grace TODAY, MAY 21, 2017 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPOKE TO THE LEADERS OF 50 MUSLIM COUNTRIES AT …

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    Monday, September 11, 2017 9:08 AM A 9/11 Message from President Trump

    From: The White House

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 9:08 AM

    Subject: Never Forget

    Today, we pay tribute to and remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. We mourn them, we honor them, and we pledge to never forget them.

    Today, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump led a moment of silence at the White House in remembrance of those lost on September 11, 2001. Watch the moment of silence.

    The President and the First Lady then participated in a 9/11 observance at the Pentagon. Watch the remembrance ceremony.

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    Last night on the 16th Anniversary I watched the History Channel’s documentary.

    102 Minutes That Changed America: 15th Anniversary Addition …

    ▶ 1:36:00

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi2vdOSoFFI

    Sep 11, 2016 – Uploaded by sÔrs tv

    History’s Emmy® Award-winning, and critically acclaimed documentary chronicled THE TERROR OF 9/11 IN REAL-TIME …

    Click on the links

    Never Forget, We mourn them, we honor them, and we pledge to never forget them.

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    refresh your memory

    9/11 Attacks – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com

    www.history.com/topics/9-11-attacks

    Find out more about the history of 9/11 Attacks, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

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    FACT: George W. Bush was President on Sept 11, 2001 when 2,977 people died  on American Soil from a terrorist attack.

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    9/11 Commission – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com

    www.history.com/topics/9-11-commission

    The 9/11 Commission began its first hearings in New York City in the spring of 2003 and presented its findings in a public report released in July 2004.

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    9/11 Commission Report Executive Summary

    govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/911Report_Exec.pdf

    by CJMF Nóbrega – ‎2013 – ‎Cited by 3 – ‎Related articles

    THE 9/11. COMMISSION. REPORT. Final Report of the. National … Warren Bass …. Why did they do this? How was the attack planned and conceived? How did …. We do know that soon after arriving in California, the two al Qaeda oper-.

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    The bottom line,

    This biblical quote sounds a lot like A President Trump quote to me….

    1 Corinthians 15:10 (BBE) BUT BY THE GRACE OF GOD, I AM WHAT I AM: AND HIS GRACE WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME HAS NOT BEEN FOR NOTHING; FOR I DID MORE WORK THAN ALL OF THEM; THOUGH NOT I, BUT THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH WAS WITH ME.

    INDEED….


  • Trump Acts for the People Not the Party

    FEMA Emergency Funding was ending on Sept 30, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted overwhelmingly on Friday to send a $15.3 billion disaster aid package to President Donald Trump, overcoming conservative objections to linking the emergency legislation to a temporary increase in America’s borrowing authority. The legislation also keeps the government funded into December 8, 2017.

    Sept 8, 2017 House sends $15B emergency funding aid bill, debt hike to Trump to sign

    The 316-90 vote would refill FEMA’s depleted emergency accounts as Florida braces for the impact of Hurricane Irma this weekend and Texas picks up the pieces after the devastation of the Harvey storm.

    All 90 “No” votes were cast by Republicans, following establishment party lines.

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    Nov 8, 2017 At President Trumps victory speech,  they played “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

    President Trump stepped across the aisle and  agreed to raise the debt limit and fund the federal government through December 8, 2017.

    You can’t always get what you want

     but if you try sometime you find

    you get what you need.

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    Office of Management and Budget Director Mulvaney, defended the deal and Trump.

     “It was absolutely the right thing to do,” Mulvaney said. “The president is a results-driven person, and right now he wants to see results on Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and tax reform. He saw an opportunity to work with Democrats on this particular issue at this particular time.”

    There are really only three types of people Those who make things happen those who watch things happen and those who say What happened.

    Sept 8, 2017 President Trump signed the bill into law.

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    I only have one vote, but in disasters of epic proportion Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the only way to get  immediate emergency relief and funding for  (FEMA) was to use our national credit card.

    President Trump Acted for the People not the Party, and he gets my vote.

    The WA DC establishment does not rule President Trump

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    Do you remember President Trump’s  oath of office January 20th, 2017?

    Trump’s promise is a Promise here are some snippets to remind you of what President Trump swore to….

    The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to ALL AMERICANS.

    So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words. You will never be ignored again.

     January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

    Jan 20, 2017  We will no longer accept POLITICIANS who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining, but never doing anything about it.

    The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.

    What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

    THE ESTABLISHMENT PROTECTED ITSELF, BUT NOT THE CITIZENS OF OUR COUNTRY. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

    THERE SHOULD BE NO FEAR. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement.

     AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE WILL BE PROTECTED BY GOD.

    We are one nation and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams. And their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny. THE OATH OF OFFICE I TAKE TODAY IS AN OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO ALL AMERICANS.

    YOUR VOICE, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

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    Sept 9, 2017 In God We Trust

    In President Trump We the People Shall Prevail

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    All 90 “no” votes were cast by Republicans, following party lines, just like the Democrats on Obamacare.

    17 Republican senators were the only ones to vote against a measure to advance a bill that would provide emergency relief funding to the victims of Hurricane Harvey and temporarily raise the debt ceiling and fund the government through mid-December.

    The 17 senators include: Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Steve Daines of Montana, Jeff Flake of Arizona, JAMES LANKFORD of Oklahoma, RAND PAUL of Kentucky, Michael Enzi of Wyoming, LINDSAY GRAHAM of South Carolina, Mike Lee of Utah, James Risch of Idaho, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, JOHN MCCAIN of Arizona and Ben Sasse of Nebraska.

    Lawmakers voted 80-17 in favor of sending the bill back to the House for renegotiations Thursday. The Senate’s vote comes off the heels of the measure passed in the House Wednesday, which allocated $7.85 billion for Hurricane Harvey relief funding with near-unanimous support.

    The large emergency funding package, linked to the debt ceiling and government spending, could be the result of a contentious deal struck in the Oval Office Wednesday afternoon. Instead of aligning with members of his own party and administration, Trump agreed to raise the debt limit and fund the federal government through mid-December, allowing members of Congress to deal with the federal budget in the coming months

    Republican leaders, according to the source, pushed for an 18-month debt limit hike, then floated six months…..

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    The U.S. Congress has a documented history  of voting party lines

    And, kicking cans down the road.

    With Donald J. Trump as President of the United States of America.

    “We’ve come to the end of that road.”

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    How Timely, I just couldn’t resist….

    DEMOCRATS DON’T HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE ON STUPID

    There are really only three types of people Those who make things happen those who watch things happen and those who say What happened.

    Hillary (D) is touting her new  book “What Happened” (being released on Sept 12,2017)

    Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa, described a surreal scene with Mnuchin (on the bill).  Costello, said “It’s kind of like ‘Where am I? What’s going on here?’”, “if it wasn’t so serious it kind of would have been funny.”(news release Sept 8, 2017)

    Who’s on First was really  funny,   a relative of Lou Costello?

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    Just saying, any informed  person with common sense  knew

    Behind My Back | 2014 FEMA’s Warped Data?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/22/2014-femas-warped-data/

    From Maine to Oregon 2014 FEMA FLOOD MAPS have often been built using outdated, inaccurate data. Homeowners, in turn, have to bear the cost of fixing …

    And, on Aug 25, 2017,  something like this  was inevitable …

    Behind My Back | Raising the Debt Ceiling for Hurricane Harvey?

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/08/25/raising-the-debt-ceiling-for-hurricane-harvey/

    Hurricane Harvey: Texas braces for ‘catastrophic flooding’ as storm … … to bear the cost of fixing … please click on the FEMA/NFIP links on behindmyback.org.


  • DACA a Game of Kick the Can?

    Kicking the DACA kids down the road for 16 Years?

    August 1, 2001  to June 8, 2017

    Kicking the can from the 2001 Dream Act to DACA 2017

    In Politics Kicking the Can is defined as: to defer conclusive action, typically on a continuing basis (for 16 years), with a short-term solution.

    June 15, 2012 (FIVE YEARS AGO)  President Obama kicked the can again… with a short-term solution,

    Now, let’s be clear — this is not amnesty, this is not immunity.  This is not a path to citizenship.  It’s not a permanent fix.  This is a temporary stopgap measure…..

    June 15, 2012  President Obama, ” Precisely because this is temporary, Congress needs to act”.

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    Sept 5, 2017 President Trump tweeted ” Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!”

    There’s a new Sheriff in WA DC, President Trump doesn’t Kick Cans, HE KICKS BUTT.

     A GREAT (R) QUOTE 2013

    “WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE’RE GOING TO KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD.

    Hmmm. 2013-2017,  I THINK THE MOOD IS THAT WE’VE COME TO THE END OF THE ROAD.”

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    August 3, 2017According to CNN Approval of congress is at an all time low, In a new poll, Congress sank to a 10% approval rating. This compares to an 18% approval rating in March.

    THE U.S. CONGRESS HAS A DOCUMENTED HISTORY OF KICKING CANS DOWN THE ROAD.

    SEPT 7, 2017  I THINK THE MOOD IS THAT WE’VE COME TO THE END OF THE ROAD.”

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    TO MAKE A LONG, LONG KICK THE CAN STORY LONGER…..

    DREAM Act – Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DREAM_Act

    The DREAM Act is an American legislative proposal for a multi-phase process for qualifying alien minors in the United States that …. was the first bill given the short title of “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act” or “DREAM …

    Requirements · ‎Background · ‎Legislative history · ‎2009

    The DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act) is an American legislative proposal for a multi-phase process for qualifying alien minors in the United States that would first grant conditional residency and, upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency.

    The bill was first introduced in the Senate on August 1, 2001, S. 1291 by United States Senators Dick Durbin (DIllinois) and Orrin Hatch (RUtah), and has since been reintroduced several times (see legislative history) but has failed to pass.[1][2]

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    TO MAKE THE DACA DOCUMENTED STORY MORE CONFUSING

    This is the nearly indecipherable government chart data

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    Data Set: Form I-821D Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals | USCIS

    https://www.uscis.gov/…/immigration…data/data-set-form-i-821d-deferred-action-chil…

    Data Set: Form I-821D Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals … Data as of December 31, 2016 …. Settling in the U.S.Immigration and Citizenship Data …

    Data as of March 31, 2017 Published June 8, 2017

    Data Set: Form I-821D Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

    This report contains information on requests for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals. The cumulative number of requests accepted for processing, biometrics appointments scheduled, requests ready for review and requests completed to-date are displayed.

    The report is available in Adobe pdf file format.

    Fiscal Year 2017, 2nd Quarter

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process (Through Fiscal Year 2017, 2nd Qtr) (PDF, 457 KB)

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    BELOW IS A GREAT USER FRIENDLY WEBSITE ON DACA, THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND WHY… CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND CHECK OUT THE CHARTS

    Who are the Dreamers and where do they live — Quartz

    https://qz.com/1069844/who-are-the-dreamers-and-where-do-they-live/

    2 days ago – (Sept 5, 2017) Dreamers live in every US state and don’t just come from Mexico … DONALD TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION HAS JUST ANNOUNCED IT WILL REPEAL THE …

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    WHO ARE THE DREAMERS? WHERE DID THEY COME FROM? HOW MANY DACA RECIPIENTS ARE THERE?

    Mexico accounts for the vast majority of these 800,000 recipients. It is the country of origin for more than 618,000—over 20 times more than the next biggest contributor, El Salvador.

    That still leaves close to 200,000 non-Mexicans, and they come from all over the world. The sixth-largest contributing country of origin is South Korea; India and Poland are also among the top countries.

    DACA recipients by top countries of origin (excluding Mexico)

    Approval as of March 2017

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    WHERE ARE THE DACA RECIPIENTS? WHAT STATES DO THEY LIVE IN?

    DACA recipients by state

    Share of the state population

    DACA recipients also live in every state in the country. They are mostly concentrated in California and Texas, which together are home to about 350,000 of the 800,000. And even though those two states have large overall populations, Dreamers there represent the largest percentages of any state populations—0.57% in California and 0.45% in Texas. Vermont has the lowest absolute number of DACA recipients, with just 42.

    CLICK ON THE QUARTZ LINK ABOVE CHECK OUT THE CHARTS

    OR FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, BELOW, I TYPED OUT THE DACA  DATA ON THE STATE CHART.

     IT’S  A GOOD INDICATION OF WHERE THE STATES WITH THE LARGEST POPULATION OF DACA RECIPIENTS WILL STAGE AND HAVE THE BIGGEST PROTESTS IN OPPOSITION TO TRUMP’S DACA REPEAL.

    WHEN IT COMES TO DACA PROTESTS (IN FACT ANY LIBERAL(D) PROTESTS) A STATES BIG CITIES POPULATION, COLOR  AND POLITICS IN (D) BLUE STATES ARE PREDICTABLE.

    AND MORE LIBERAL MELTDOWNS ARE SURE TO COME period

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    SO WHAT’S NEW WITH THE LIBERAL (D) PROTESTORS?

    NOT MUCH…

    PREDICTABLE PROTESTS BROKE OUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY on Tuesday after the president’s decision to rescind the Obama-era program that gave around 800,000 young undocumented immigrants temporary protection from deportation.

    PREDICTABLE Protests have already broken out across the country—just hours after the Trump administration’s decision—AND MORE ARE SURE TO COME.

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    AND THE IRONY IS

    AFTER KICKING THE DACA KIDS DOWN THE ROAD FOR 16 YEARS

    THE DEMOCRATS SAY PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CRUEL

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    WHERE WILL LIBERAL (D) DACA PROTESTORS BE  PROTESTING?

    IN EXACTLY THE SAME BLUE (D) BIG CITIES AND STATES WHERE LIBERAL PROTESTORS PREDICTABLY ALWAYS PROTEST

    DACA RECIPIENTS BY PERCENTAGE OF STATE POPULATION SHALL PREDICTABLY PROTEST

    BLUE (D)  CALIFORNIA 0.57%

    RED (R) TEXAS  0.45%

    BLUE (D)  NEVADA 0.44%

    RED (R) ARIZONA 0.44%

    BLUE (D)  ILLNOIS 0.33%

    BLUE (D)  NEW MEXICO 0.33%

    RED (R) UTAH 0.32%

    BLUE (D) COLORADO 0.31%

    RED (R) NORTH CAROLINA 0.27%

    BLUE (D) NEW JERSEY 0.25%

    BLUE (D) WASHINGTON STATE 0.24%

    BLUE (D)  OREGON 0.24%

    RED (R) GEORGIA 0.23%

    RED (R) KANSAS 0.23%

    BLUE (D) NEW YORK 0.21%

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    PLEASE CLICK ON  GREAT QUARTZ WEBSITE ABOVE , THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND WHY OF THE DREAMERS …

    https://qz.com/1069844/who-are-the-dreamers-and-where-do-they-live/

    President Obama was a dreamer, He had dreams from his father