The Only ‘Wall’ Trump Is Building Is Between The U.S. And Our Allies, And America's Gonna Pay For It

The Only ‘Wall’ Trump Is Building Is Between The U.S. And Our Allies, And America's Gonna Pay For It

Nobody wants to fight Russia, but nor do we want to be best buddies with them either.

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Can anyone please tell me what Trump is even doing anymore? I really don't know and am at a loss as to where even to begin looking for answers. An immigration ban that defies the ideals of our nation, a tariff war with our closest allies and biggest exporters, separating families and lying about where the policies were coming from, and now wanting to build a bond with Russia, of all countries.

What the fuck, Donny?

Let me start by clarifying that I don't think Russia or the people of Russia are inherently bad. Some great things and people have come out of Russia! Electrical transformers, synthetic rubber, radio, modern helicopters, Soyuz spacecraft (the only way to bring astro/cosmonauts back from space), and televisions all came out of Russia.

But I don't see anything grand emerging from what Trump is doing. Trump is not building anything but a platform of trust issues.

The Helinski summit that happened recently did nothing but make our country look bad. I don't see what way the US benefited from that meeting. It makes no sense to me.

Why is our country not pushing harder against Russia's government? With every day that passes more and more information is being presented showing connections and links between Russia and our elections.

He had this to say the other day, "I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place… It could be other people also. A lot of people out there. There was no collusion at all." Just, why? Why deny what some many others are saying. Especially so many in our own intelligence agencies?

Just the other day a Russia national was arrested for allegedly violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act — she was working to infiltrate the NRA to advance a pro-Russian agenda to the GOP.

Yet, Trump brushes them off in order to save face for his best buddy, Putin. He went as far as to tweet out, "Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia. They would rather go to war than see this. It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome!"

But let me ask you, what makes not liking someone an act of war? It's apparent you don't along too well with Emmanuel Macron or Justin Trudeau, but I don't see s going to war or rolling out the tanks because of it.

Nobody wants to fight Russia, but nor do we want to be best buddies with them either.

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21 Tweets About Anti-Vax Children That Will Make Parents Get Their Kids Vaccinated ASAP

Vaccinate your kids. Period.

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I have compiled 21 tweets about anti-vaccination parents and their children that did not only make me laugh, but made me further enforce my belief that parents need to vaccinate their kids.

These tweets are pretty dark, to be honest, but once you think about the situation at hand, sometimes it is best to approach it in a funny way so you can get your point across.

You have been warned.

These tweets may be funny, but the situation is not funny. Do your research and help people around you not get sick by vaccinating your kids.

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My Hometown Just Experienced A Mass Shooting, If We Don't Do Something, Yours Could Be Next

You never think it will happen to you until it does.

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I was on my way out the door to work when I got a panicked call from my mother.

"Can you look at the news online?" she said quickly. "There is a mass shooting somewhere nearby."

My heart stopped. For me, Aurora, Illinois is home. I was born there, I grew up around the area and I attended high school there. My siblings go to school close by and my boyfriend works for a neighboring fire department.

How could my beloved hometown become the victim of the latest tragedy?

After calling my boyfriend, who was at the fire station getting ready to deploy ambulances to the scene, I discovered that it had taken place at a factory nearby. My anxiety hit an all-time high as I watched the updates on all of the local city Facebook pages and groups. Officers down. Gunman at large. Mass casualties.

Hours later, all of the facts came out. A former employee of Henry Pratt's Company, a local industrial warehouse, had recently been let go and decided to get revenge. He entered the warehouse with a gun and began to shoot at random, killing five people and wounding many others, including five police officers. He was killed by local SWAT forces.

I am the kind of person who is pro-gun and pro-gun rights because of the second amendment and all of the freedoms I believe we deserve. But that doesn't make what happened okay and it never will.

While this situation doesn't change my mind, it does change my view of the world.

Why would somebody decide that shooting former coworkers was the way to go? Why would anyone want to hurt others? These are the questions that flooded my mind in the hours after the mass shooting. I don't necessarily think we have a gun issue in America, but issues with mental health and valuing life.

We pass bills to kill unborn children. We repeal bills that take away healthcare from million. We devalue life in its most basic form and respect those around us to still have enough respect for each other's lives. We stigmatize those who need psychiatric care and expect things to still be alright.

This is not alright.

Our country, our system, our values, and morals, they are all broken and backward. We have let mass shootings become normal and violence becomes accepted. It needs to be stopped. There needs to be a change.

One of the people killed was an intern from a local college during his first day on the job. Being a college student applying to internships myself, this hit far too close to home. Nobody deserves to die, least of all in their place of work while trying to further their career.

Five people lost their lives due to someone's disrespect of them. Yes, a gun was the weapon, but a mind was the actor. I pray that someday, our country will return to valuing life and respecting others enough to help them instead of pushing them away. This is not the first mass shooting, but it can be the last. If, and only if, we make sure of it.

If you want to help the victim's families in any way, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help with funeral expenses

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