Is “Presidential Alert” Test a Preview of Orwellian Nightmare?

–Was the “Presidential Alert” test that reached 225 million phones yesterday a preview of an Orwellian nightmare? http://time.com/5400574/presidential-alert-donald-trump-fema/ https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-turn-off-presidential-emergency-text-alert-test/ -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Follow David on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dpakman -Follow David on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman -Follow the show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidpakmanshow/ -Discuss on…

‘Morally wrong’: Former UN chief condemns U.S. for not having universal health care

Failing to provide health care to 29.3 million people is “unethical” and “politically wrong, morally wrong,” said former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in an interview with the Guardian. The U.S. is the only wealthy country without universal coverage — and Ban faults “powerful” interest…

Corporate PACs spending tens of millions to keep the House GOP majority

Corporate PACs have already distributed more than $21 million to the 69 most vulnerable House Republican incumbents seeking re-election this November, according to a ThinkProgress analysis of July MapLight data. The seven vulnerable Democratic incumbents have received significantly less corporate PAC support: on average, about a third…

In Texas public schools, it’s out with Helen Keller, in with Dolores Huerta

Do the 5.4 million students in Texas’ public school system need to learn about Helen Heller? How about Hillary Clinton? What about “Judeo-Christian values”? In a move made to “streamline” the public school social studies curriculum, the Texas State Board of Education voted to ditch…

Trump Admin Will PAY MEXICO Millions for Deportation Help

–The Trump administration will pay Mexico nearly $20 million to help with deportations, a reality directly opposite the message Trump campaigned on of Mexico paying for the wall Donald Trump claimed he would build -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Follow David on…

Hurricane Florence’s torrential rains could drown millions of farm animals in North Carolina

More than 9 million hogs and a sizable poultry industry could be at risk in North Carolina if Hurricane Florence dumps a foot or two of rainfall in the eastern part of the state — as some meteorologists are forecasting — where a large number…

Trump Transfers $10 Million from FEMA to ICE Before Massive Hurricane

–Donald Trump’s administration transferred $10 million from FEMA’s budget to that of ICE just before the hurricane season got going, which now has hurricane Florence bearing down on the southeast of the United States https://www.washingtonpost.com/gdpr-consent/?destination=%2fnews%2fmorning-mix%2fwp%2f2018%2f09%2f12%2fdocument-shows-the-trump-administration-diverted-nearly-10-million-from-fema-to-ice-detention-program%2f%3f https://www.axios.com/trump-transfer-almost-10k-from-fema-budget-to-ice–c6023a2f-5778-4c6d-992e-3f6da13bce25.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Follow…

Trump took $10 million from FEMA’s budget to pay for ICE detention centers

President Donald Trump’s administration cut nearly $10 million out of FEMA’s budget in order to fund ICE’s immigration detention centers, according a budget document obtained by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and disclosed on Tuesday night’s edition of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show. #BREAKING: Here is…