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Shelenn Ayres - 2019-03-26 12:25:57 GMT
Wow interesting.

@Progressive Refuge

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The Washington Post March

Because there'll never be Breitbart News March, no Washington Free Beacon March, or a Washington Examiner March.
Good night!
#Music #MarchMusic #US #USA #Sousa #WashingtonPostMarch #StarsAndStripesForever


Trump to hold rally in Grand Rapids, MI

Drumpf has previously thanked Michigan for supporting him the in 2016 election. Michigan proved to be one of the key states in securing his victory of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Jean-Jacques, get the guillotine ready, we've got a betrayer to decapitate!
#Trump #DonaldTrump #US #USA #Politics #News #Michigan #GrandRapids #GeneralElection #Election2020 #Elections2020 #Election #Rally

US-American philosopher Henry David Thoreau on civil disobedience

At first, Thoreau agreed with Emerson’s teaching that social reform begins with the individual. In 1845, he built a hut at Walden Pond on property owned by Emerson. For the next few years, Thoreau lived simply off the land, meditated, and wrote about nature.

In July 1846, the sheriff arrested and jailed Thoreau for his tax delinquency. Someone, probably a relative, anonymously paid Thoreau’s taxes after he had spent one night in jail. This incident prompted Thoreau to write his famous essay, “Civil Disobedience” (originally published in 1849 as “Resistance to Civil Government”).

Thoreau declared that if the government required people to participate in injustice by obeying “unjust laws,” then people should “break the laws” even if they ended up in prison. “Under a government which imprisons any unjustly,” he asserted, “the true place for a just man is also a prison.”
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Alabama ranked fifth in environmental protection

(The article also includes a map in which you can check how many toxic wastes your state omits in favour of your decreasing wealth. Just in case you're curious to see.)
Alabama had the fifth highest volume of toxic releases into waterways in 2017 with 11.2 million pounds, and the fifth most toxic substances released into the air with 27.1 million pounds.

Just in case you thought that this high ranking was good. It isn't.

The analysis was published this month in the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, a massive collection of legal pollution reports filed with the agency from more than 21,000 industrial facilities across the country. The reports lay out how much of certain chemicals are emitted to the air, land and water from manufacturing operations, electric utilities, as well as facilities like hazardous materials landfills that accept certain toxic substances.

However, take away land releases, which include the heavy mining waste, and Alabama and other southeastern states be... show more

Caribbean leaders met with POTUS & FLOTUS

“I have a feeling Venezuela will come up,” Drumpf said at the onset of the discussions, adding that he looked forward to “spending a lot of time together this afternoon and discussing ways that we can be beneficial to you and you can be beneficial to us.”

_“It’s absolutely important that it’s not just talk, that there will be real investments; investments that will benefit the region and benefit your country as well,” Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness said, addressing the press at the conclusion of the two-hour meeting.__

“The message from this meeting was that the United States wants to encourage and promote a stronger relationship with the region,” Holness said. “We’re very happy with that message. We feel that it’s a message that is long in coming. … We’re satisfied that there will be instrumental action with that message.”
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On Trump's current nominee for the Fed, Stephen Moore

On December 22nd Mr Moore said he thought the members of the Federal Reserve Board should be “thrown out for economic malpractice.” On March 13th he co-authored an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal accusing the Fed of acting as an obstacle to American growth.

They're talking about this particular piece.

During the Obama administration he railed at the Fed for keeping interest rates too low, and also urged it to shrink the size of its balance sheet. But then he became an advisor to the Drumpf administration’s election campaign (he recently published a book entitled, “Trumponomics” with Arthur Laffer, an economist). And suddenly he turned from monetary policy hawk to dove. It appears his instincts are informed less by sound principles of economic policy than by whatever he thinks most likely to please Mr Drumpf.
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Read Attorney General William Barr's letter on Special Counsel Mueller's investigation

I am not going to quote any parts of it. Just read it in full length, as it has been embedded in the article itself, as well as disclosed in plain text within the article itself.
#Trump #US #USA #Politics #News #DonaldTrump #Mueller #RobertMueller #MuellerTime #ProtectMueller #WilliamBarrMustRecuse #Russia #SpecialInvestigation #Putin #VladimirPutin #Giuliani #RudyGiuliani #Cohen #MichaelCohen #RussianCollusion #ObstructionOfJustice

European federalism was pushed and financed by US spy chiefs

(Yet another outdated article, but this time, it's of historical relevance, and I am glad to say that this seems not to be distorted by any conspiratorial crackers who try to degrade the European Union, and direct it into any Jewish conspiracy in favour of the Great Replacement. This is something itneresting to read, and I guess that it will find a lot of agreement.
I also found it in someone's post on the Diapsora, but forgot to note it down. So, if this certain person comes along my post, feel free to leave a comment highlighting yourself for the others. Thanks a lot!)
The documents were found by Joshua Paul, a researcher at Georgetown University in Washington. They include files released by the US National Archives. Washington's main tool for shaping the European agenda was the American Committee for a United Europe, created in 1948. The chairman was Donovan, ostensibly a private lawyer by then.

The European Youth Campaign, an arm of the European Movement, was wholly funded and contr... show more

Mother to fatally shot son Antwon Rose II. still fighting for justice

Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld fatally shot Rose in the back, arm and side of the face as the 17-year-old fled from an unlicensed taxi that Rosfeld had pulled over following a drive-by shooting.

The teen "was unarmed, and he did not pose a threat to the officer or to the community, and the verdict today says that is OK, that is acceptable behavior from a police," Merritt added.

Zaijuan Hester, 18, who was in the car with Rose before he was killed, pleaded guilty last week to charges related to the drive-by shooting.
#US #USA #Racism #Nationalism #Discrimination #Patriotism #Fascism #NoPatritoism #NoNationalism #NoDiscrimination #NoRacism #News #Politics #EverydayRacism #AntwonRose #JusticeForAntwonRose

Donald Trump fools his own supporters

At first, he acted like it, spending $50 million of his own money from April 2015 to June 2016. But the following month, when he was officially named the Republican nominee for president, his financing model changed. From July to November of 2016, outsiders contributed $234 million while Drumpf put up just $16 million.

The campaign put more than $800,000 into Drumpf Tower Commercial LLC, the holding company through which Drumpf owns his interest in the original Drumpf Tower on Fifth Avenue. Drumpf Tower Commercial LLC took in an additional $225,000 in rent from the Republican National Committee, which coordinated those payments with the campaign. That means that, since the inauguration, Drumpf’s reelection effort has had a hand in funneling more than $1 million into the president’s most famous property.

Real estate experts offered varying opinions on whether $3,000 a month represented an appropriate price. “That’s robbery,” said one person familiar with the New York mar... show more

Usual subject to conspiracy theories began to spread conspiracy theories

(Normally, this article is outdated, but I only now stumbled across it, and found it immediately interesting. Hence, why not share it, though? It shows us how mentally deranged the liar in chief really is, to spread conspiracy theories instead of fighting them, being what he is supposed to be, namely a beacon of safety, hope and prosperity in uncertain times.)
And his tabloid-fueled, campaign-trail instigations about the JFK assassination—he suggested the father of a political opponent, Ted Cruz, was somehow involved—are the backdrop against which the public must attempt to contextualize a presidential decision about open records.

Yet Drumpf isn’t just indifferent to truth, as any neutral party can see; and he isn’t solely set on deceiving the public, despite what many of his critics insist. Donald Drumpf isn’t even first and foremost a performer. He’s a pretender. And he has a preternatural sense for what people want him to be.

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R - CA) demands release of Robert Mueller's scope memo

"I don't think Republicans or any American should be celebrating anything to do with Mueller. Okay? It's fine. He's not going to indict anymore people. There are a whole bunch of indictments that are awful. What happened to these people is terrible," Nunes, R-Calif, said Saturday evening on Fox News. "We need to see the origins of this investigation. We don't even know what Robert Mueller was supposed to be looking at."

Ehh... Yes we know - he was supposed to investigate Donald Trump's campaign to tell us whether there are any evidences towards a Russian meddling in his favour. This was clear from the very beginning of his investigation, I don't know where you lived hitherto. Maybe we should ask your cow, your skin, or your Alt-Mom.

The classified scope memorandum was issued by Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein in August 2017, months after he appointed Mueller to lead the Russia investigation without citing a crime. A heavily redacted version of the August memo has already bee... show more
#Resistance ? Regardless of party all resistance melts in the face of Is-evil

#US #politics #GolanHeights #Israel #Rothschildistan

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On arts and culture

(Bona note: Both articles have been written by National Review staff and published on the same. I am aware of this, and wanted to assure that you are too. Thanks a lot.)

1. The Arts - Who Needs 'Em?

When is it safe to call a work of art great? Sometimes never. But if you are confident of your judgment, safety is not a consideration. WFB liked to quote Stravinsky, who said that it takes 50 years, after a work’s creation, to assess that work properly. I don’t know. With some of them, you know quickly (one way or the other). But Stravinsky and Buckley had a point nonetheless.

You can’t make everyone conform to your tastes. That’s what a lot of people don’t understand. I’m always quoting Homer — not the Greek poet, but Homer Simpson. When Apu was worried about impending fatherhood, Homer said, “Kids are the best. You can teach them to hate the things you hate. And they practically raise themselves, what with the Internet and all.”

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US to cancel meeting when China bars Venezuelan interim leader Guaidó

Several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters that China - one of the Venezuelan government’s few remaining international allies - had proposed not inviting representatives from either the Maduro or Guaido camps to “de-politicize” the meeting.

But a senior official in President Donald Drumpf’s administration - which has backed Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate ruler - said the United States and its regional allies would “pull quorum” from the meeting in Chengdu if Hausmann was excluded.

The United States is the IADB’s largest member country and has said that billions of dollars of financing from multilateral banks will be needed to rebuild Venezuela’s economy, which has been crippled by hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages and a collapse of the country’s power grid.
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After Purdue, Sackler family accused of having accelerated opioid crisis

“Eight people in a single family made the choices that caused much of the opioid epidemic,” the lawsuit, filed earlier this week in federal court in the southern district of New York, states.

“This nation is facing an unprecedented opioid addiction epidemic that was initiated and perpetuated by the Sackler Defendants for their own financial gain, to the detriment of each of the Plaintiffs and their residents. The ‘Sackler Defendants’ include Richard Sackler, Beverly Sackler, David Sackler, Ilene Sackler Lefcourt, Jonathan Sackler, Kathe Sackler, Mortimer DA Sackler, and Theresa Sackler,” this week’s lawsuit states.

Court documents accuse the eight family members of purposely playing down the dangers of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, which is more potent than heroin or morphine. They are accused of deceiving doctors and patients and directing sales and marketing techniques that drove huge over-prescribing and ever st... show more

Sec. of State Mike Pompeo claims that God might've sent Trump to save the Jewish people

"As a Christian I certainly believe that's possible," Pompeo responded when asked whether Drumpf is a new Esther, who in the Bible convinced the king of Persia not to slaughter the Jewish people.

"It was remarkable — so we were down in the tunnels where we could see 3,000 years ago, and 2,000 years ago — if I have the history just right — to see the remarkable history of the faith in this place and the work that our administration's done to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East, that this Jewish state remains."

On Thursday, Drumpf said that the U.S. should recognize Israel's disputed control of the Golan Heights, which was captured from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed by Israel in 1981. Israeli politicians had long called for the U.S. to recognize those claims.
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Son-in-law to Donald Trump Jared Kushner used WhatsApp for WH business

Also: Ivanka trump usedp rivate email server for WH business

“But his WhatsApp,” the New York congresswoman tweeted, echoing the popular “But her emails” refrain that Drumpf allies used to argue Clinton’s use of a private server while secretary of state was much worse than any of Drumpf's controversies.

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Thursday a lawyer for Kushner told lawmakers last year that the White House adviser uses a private email account and encrypted messaging service WhatsApp for official government business, sometimes communicating with foreign contacts via those methods.

But still, this encryption is not worth anything when you really need safe transportation of information; there are devices created for such some purposes, you don't use an everyday messaging service when you're an adviser to the POTUS.
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Gov. Matt Bevin (R - KY) exposed all of his nine children to chickenpox to raise immunity to it

“I don’t know why you would expose your child to something that could potentially have serious complications,” said Dr. Candice Dye, a pediatrician and associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “When you get the vaccine your body is given a protective dose, which allows your body to make antigens so you don’t get the full-blown experience.”

But vaccinations cause autism, I read that on the internet!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!

According to the CDC, before the introduction of the varicella zoster vaccine in 1995, about 4 million people got chickenpox each year in the United States. Over 10,500 of those were hospitalized, and about 100 to 150 died each year.

The CDC recommends two doses of the chickenpox vaccine, as this amount is about 90 percent effective in protecting the person against the disease. Doctors usually administer the first dose between the ages of 12 and 15 months and the second... show more

GOP's disgrace exposed by silence over Trump's contemptible comments on former AZ Sen. John S. McCain

Later, Graham told reporters, “I think the president’s comments about Senator McCain hurt him more than they hurt the legacy of Senator McCain. I’m going to try to continue to help the president.” We know you are.

Ditto the Arizona senator Martha McSally, who filled the vacant Senate seat left by McCain. McSally offered up the same anodyne gruel as McConnell, heaping praise upon the late senator, without mentioning Drumpf’s conduct: “John McCain is an American hero and I am thankful for his life of service and legacy to our country and Arizona.” For the record, the names Graham, McConnell and McSally will each appear on the November 2020 ballot.

They stick more to their places on the ballot and the GOP offices to achieve than to defend one of the last true statesmen in the US. This is ashaming, it's horrifying, and it's an apt exhibtion of how low the Republican party's standards have shrunk. The Gr... show more

«All I want is justice and evidence that President Trump is unfit for office», demands former FBI director James Comey

I care only that the work be done, well and completely. If it is, justice will have prevailed and core American values will have been protected at a time when so much of our national leadership has abandoned its commitment to truth and the rule of law.

I do have one hope that I should confess. I hope that Mr. Drumpf is not impeached and removed from office before the end of his term. I don’t mean that Congress shouldn’t move ahead with the process of impeachment governed by our Constitution, if Congress thinks the provable facts are there. I just hope it doesn’t. Because if Mr. Drumpf were removed from office by Congress, a significant portion of this country would see this as a coup, and it would drive those people farther from the common center of American life, more deeply fracturing our country.
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Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan to succeed his father in leadership

Decades ago he was promised the mantle at Fox, but the company he will run is not what anyone expected, and disappointments have lined his path to this moment. Not only is Lachlan more distant from the White House than his hard-charging father, he will oversee a much smaller company — parent to Fox News, Fox Sports, Fox Entertainment and Fox TV Stations.

On the other side of the political spectrum, several Fox News staffers said they fear Lachlan is less loyal to the network than his father, who has always backed the cable channel without question. The opinionated, conservative faction of the company that supports Trump is already testing his authority.

The Murdochs agreed to the Disney offer as the Justice Department was fighting AT&T’s $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner. In contrast to the hostility Trump displayed toward that deal, Trump spoke to Rupert the day the Fox deal with Disney was announced and “congratulated him,” according to... show more

Trump recognises Golan Heights as part of Israel

The Golan Heights is a strategic plateau straddling Israel and Syria and overlooking southern Lebanon. It was captured by Israel during the Middle East war of 1967 and subsequently annexed in a move never recognised by the international community.

Since 1974, the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) has monitored the ceasefire between Syria and Israel, and patrolled the demarcation line between Syrian and Israeli-controlled areas of the Golan.

The Golan has occasionally been struck by missiles and other forms of fire from Syria in recent years, with Israel retaliating against Syrian and Iranian targets.
#Israel #Syria #MiddleEast #US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #ForeignAffairs #GolanHeights #News #Politics #FreeIsrael

Former CA governor Arnold Schwarzenegger unamused about Reality TV starlet-turned-POTUS' comment on John McCain

He told me that Drumpf’s swipes at McCain are both disgraceful and destructive. “He was just an unbelievable person,” Schwarzenegger said. “So an attack on him is absolutely unacceptable if he’s alive or dead—but even twice as unacceptable since he passed away a few months ago. It doesn’t make any sense whatsoever to do that. I just think it’s a shame that the president lets himself down to that kind of level. We will be lucky if everyone in Washington followed McCain’s example, because he represented courage.”

Drumpf wasn’t invited to the McCain funeral service, which some of his allies describe as a hurtful snub. “McCain’s funeral was calibrated to insult Drumpf—from not inviting him to the way the media played it up,” the former senior White House aide Steve Bannon told me before the president spoke in Ohio.

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Why did Trump randomly switch to let the Mueller report happen?

Indeed, once he returned from Ohio Wednesday night, Drumpf tweeted some commentary from Fox News: "'The reason we have the Special Counsel investigation is that James Comey (a dirty cop) leaked his memos to a friend, who leaked them to the press, on purpose.' @KennedyNation Totally illegal!"

But it's hard to take his comment seriously, partly because it recalls his frequent statements that he'd love to sit down in an interview with Mueller, an offer that never appears to have been taken seriously by his lawyers.

Scrubbing the report for executive privilege claims is well within the purview of the White House counsel's office -- after all, their charge is to defend the institution of the presidency, not the individual President they serve.

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On the aftermath of an underfunded judiciary system

Evans’s record against Flowers is 1–5. First, he obtained a conviction that was set aside by the state appeals courts because of misconduct designed to confuse and mislead the jury—he introduced evidence of crimes that were not before the court; implied that he had evidence that a defense witness had lied when there was no such evidence; and told the jury about “taped statements” by Flowers that didn’t exist. In the next two trials, he obtained convictions by engaging in the precise misconduct alleged in this case: intentionally using race to skew the jury against Flowers, who is African American.

If challenges by a prosecutor (or, less often, a defense lawyer) seem to follow a racial pattern, opposing counsel may allege a “prima facie” case of discrimination; if the judge agrees that there is a questionable pattern, he or she convenes a “Batson hearing,” in which the lawyer using the challenges is allowed to give a “non-racial” r... show more

SC justice Neil Gorsuch backs Native legislation, contradicting other conservative jusices

On Tuesday, Gorsuch split from his conservative colleagues, siding with the court's more liberal members in a case involving the Yakama Tribe and its right under an 1855 treaty to travel the public roads without being taxed on the goods brought to the reservation.

Either this chapter was inadvertently clipped, or Natives really weren't allowed to travel via means of public transport, e.g. busses and trains. Is this true, or didn't I just understand it correctly?

For those familiar with Gorsuch's record, his vote was not a surprise. He is, after all, the only westerner on the Supreme Court; indeed, prior to his 2017 appointment to the court, he served for 11 years on the federal court of appeals based in Denver — a court that covers six states and encompasses 76 recognized Indian tribes.

"The Yakamas knew all this and could see the writing on the wall." They knew they would lose their lands, so they needed to "extract from the negotiat... show more

Death Valley now hosts first sea ever

“It was breathtaking! In between shooting photographs, we always steal a few seconds for ourselves and take some deep breaths out there, allowing the scene to wash over us in all its ephemeral beauty,” Elliot McGucken told AccuWeather over the phone.

“I kept planning and canceling [trips to Death Valley], but I know that as time goes on you get less and less chance for rain as you get into summer, so I figured I better go now, so I did. I was really lucky,” McGucken told AccuWeather.

“I kept planning and canceling [trips to Death Valley], but I know that as time goes on you get less and less chance for rain as you get into summer, so I figured I better go now, so I did. I was really lucky,” McGucken told AccuWeather.
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The background of Devin Nunes' tongue-in-cheek lawsuit

In suing these Twitter users, Nunes listed some of their tweets, thus ensuring thousands, if not millions, more people saw what the lawsuit characterized as “defamation”. By the time Nunes filed the lawsuit, Twitter had already suspended Devin Nunes’ Mom. Devin Nunes’ Cow had more than 1,200 followers.

It didn’t help Nunes’ case that his attorneys never found the true identities behind “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ Cow”, so pieces of the complaint read as if Nunes’ actual mother and his cow were the perpetrators, turning the lawsuit into a parody of itself.

Don't forget about Devin Nunes' skin (Still thin) and Devin Nunes' Alt-Mom. Honourable mention: Devin Nunes' Ego.
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Trump to name former Delta Airlines executive as head of FAA

The nomination would come amid intense scrutiny over the FAA’s approval of Boeing 737 Max 8. Investigators of an Ethiopian Airlines crash earlier this month have said they detected “clear similarities” between that flight and another fatal crash in Indonesia in October.

Earlier Tuesday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao sent a memo to the department’s inspector general, formalizing a request for an audit of the FAA’s certification of the Boeing planes.
#US #USA #Boeing #FAA #News #Politics #AirTraffic #DeltaAirlines #LionAir #EthiopianAirlines #Trump #DonaldTrump

Why Sen. Lindsey Graham (R - S.C.) blocked a vote on the Mueller report

Speaking this week after a Republican event in his home state, Graham told the Charleston Post and Courier, “We don’t want partial transparency. We want full transparency of 2016.” He said he wants the FBI to also release information about the investigation into the Hillary Clinton campaign, according to the newspaper

I also want an FBI report on Ivanka's mails, just saying... I'm justm aking a political point myself as well.

Calling for a vote on the non-binding resolution, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “There is no good reason, no good reason that the special counsel’s report should not be made public. The American people are overwhelmingly for the report being made public. They have a right to see it. No one should stand in the way of that,” according to The Hill.

When the resolution got to the Senate, Graham “asked to amend the resolution to include the appointment of a new special counsel to investig... show more

Supreme Court legalises retard detention after served sentence

The 5-4 decision, which reverses a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, is widely viewed as a victory for the Drumpf administration and its hardline immigration policies. It, like the Obama administration, had argued that the government has the authority to pick up and detain immigrants for deportation at any time, and is not required to act only immediately after a prison or jail sentence has been served.

Writing for the court's dissenting liberal wing, Justice Stephen Breyer warned that the ruling gives the government too much power. The law is clear, he wrote, that the government cannot hold an immigrant without a bail hearing unless the individual is detained when released from criminal custody.

"For two years in a row now, the Supreme Court has endorsed the most extreme interpretation of immigration detention statutes, allowing mass incarceration of people without any hearing, simply because they are defending themselves against a deportation charge,... show more

Special Counsel Robert Mueller III. demands 11-day extension for final report

For months now, rumors have been rampant that Mueller’s final report and the conclusion of his work are imminent. Some top attorneys on his team are leaving, and his top FBI agent has already left. All the specific predictions about when, exactly, the report would be done have turned out to be wrong so far, but all things must come to an end eventually.

The lawyers referenced are Michael Dreeben and Adam Jed. But it’s unclear what they’re busy with at the moment. There are no imminent deadlines in Roger Stone’s case, or the two appeals from a Stone associate and a mystery company. There’s a March 25 deadline in the Russian troll farm case, but Dreeben and Jed don’t appear to be involved in that filing.
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Rep. Steve King (R - IA) uncertain about whether a white society was superior to a nonwhite one

“I don’t have an answer for that. That’s so hypothetical,” Mr. King, Republican of Iowa, told her. “I’ll say this, America is not a white society — it has never been a completely white society. We came here and joined the Native Americans.”

I wouldn't call a genocidal commitment and the full displacement of Natives from their homeland joining.

Mr. King again faced scrutiny on Monday after a post on his Facebook page speculated who would win a second civil war between red states and blue states.

On Tuesday, pressed by a reporter from CNN, Mr. King told constituents that he “wasn’t aware” that the image had been published on his Facebook page the night before, and said he does not personally manage that page.

Reminds me of the N. C. (?) Senator who was unaware of the Andrew Jackson biography in his office which was coincidentally opened on a page that... show more

Fourht dead migrant in CBP custody

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the death Tuesday, saying agents arrested the 40-year-old man early Sunday for re-entering the country illegally. His identity wasn't released.

He died at an El Paso hospital after receiving treatment for flu-like symptoms and liver and kidney failure. He's the fourth migrant to die in CBP custody since December, including an 8-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl.

In a statement, ACLU Border Rights Center Director Astrid Dominguez said "a transparent and independent investigation into the conditions at CBP detention facilities and its medical care practices is needed immediately."
#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #GovernmentShutdown #GovernmentFunding #FederalEmployees #FederalBranches #Politics #News #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown #Senate #HouseOfRepresentatives #Congress #CBP #ICE #AbolishICE #MedicalHealthcare #RefugeesWelcome

Sen. Mitt Romney (R - UT) calls out Trump for attacks against John McCain

During an Oval Office appearance with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Drumpf railed against McCain’s 2017 Senate vote against a Republican bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act.

“He spends his weekend obsessing over great men because — he knows it and I know it and all of you know it — he will never be a great man. My father was his kryptonite in life and he is his kryptonite in death,” McCain said Monday on “The View,” adding, “Your life is spent on your weekends not with your family, not with your friends, but obsessing, obsessing over great men you could never live up to. That tells you everything you need to know about his pathetic life right now.”

People tend to call this an inferiority complex.
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Native inmates won lawsuit to grow their hair long due to spiritual beliefs

The trio of long-time prisoners at the McConnell Unit sued the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in federal court, arguing that their Native American spiritual beliefs regard hair as an extension of the soul, something to be cut only when in mourning. The prison system’s rules requiring men to keep short hair or face disciplinary consequences, the inmates and their attorneys argued, were an unfair violation of religious freedom.

Even though female prisoners are allowed to have long hair, attorneys for the state claimed that letting men do the same would cost too much money to police, that prisoners would get too hot in uncooled facilities, that it would make identifying inmates harder and that it could increase the number of inmate suicides.

I don't get the last argument. Do they beleive that they could use their hair as a noose, to strangle themselves to death? Or how do they explain this argument?

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This #US city has banned restaurants from throwing away food waste wef.ch/2ys4Ehw #environment

Masha Gessen gana el Premio Libro de Leipzig

Gessen será distinguida por su libro “El futuro es historia: Rusia y el regreso del totalitarismo”. La obra ya había cosechado en 2017 el National Book Award, uno de los galardones de mayor renombre en Estados Unidos.

Se hizo conocida con libros sobre el jefe de Estado ruso, el grupo punk feminista Pussy Riot y los autores del atentado contra la maratón en Boston.

Maria Alexandrowna Gessen nació en Moscú en 1967 y partió a Estados Unidos como adolescente en 1981 con sus padres, en una de las últimas olas de emigración judía. Su madre trabajaba como crítica literaria y su padre, como ingeniero informático.
#Russia #Gessen #US #USA #MashaGessen #News #Literature #Culture #Putin #VladimirPutin #TheFutureIsHistory #SovietUnion #PostCommunistMafiaState #InvestigativeJournalism
Masha Gessen gana Premio del Libro de Leipzig al Entendimiento

US ambassador to Germany raises leeriness after comment on military spendings

"Any US diplomat who acts like a high commissioner of an occupying power must learn that our tolerance also knows its limits," said Kubicki, who is also one of five deputy speakers of Germany's Bundestag parliament.

Carsten Schneider, caucus manager of the Social Democrats (SPD) within the parliament, told the German news agency DPA on Tuesday that "Mr Grenell is a complete diplomatic failure."

That's why Trump ordered him to represent the US in Berlin - it's something both have got in common.

"If one keeps an overall view, many comments made are more coherent than those of the American ambassador, if he thinks he has to comment on something every week," said Grosse-Brömer.
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Rep. Devin Nunes (R - CA) sues Twitter and three users for «silencing conservative voices»

(Guess that our GOP snowflakes can't stand the criticism they raise with all their mockery, their outspeaking and such. Please hand this man down some essays on what free speech is all about, because it seems to me like he didn't understand it. Anyway, let's read on.)
Fox News on Monday uploaded a copy of the complaint to its website. It was unclear whether the suit had actually been filed, since the copy did not bear a case number. Nunes’ lawyer could not be reached for comment Monday night.

Guess he was only screaming for attention. But as we all know, one must not count one's chickens before they are hatched.

“They spread this fake news and the slanderous news,” Nunes told host Sean Hannity in an interview on Fox News, accusing Twitter of “proliferating out things that they agree with, with the algorithms” he said the company has developed.

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US State department obstructs press freedom, only allowing «faith-based media» to enter

According to CNN, one member of the State Department’s press corps was invited to join the call only to later be uninvited after attempting to RSVP. The journalist was reportedly told that the briefing was for "faith-based media only."

A transcript of the call will not be provided to reporters, CNN added.

"It's perfectly fine to ensure faith-based media have a seat at such a table. But it's PR malpractice to cut off access to the broader press corps. I wish I could say I expected more from this crowd," Kirby added.
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On the viral meme that distorts Quran verses (in relation to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D - MN))

The interpretations of nine verses from the Quran that the meme includes were made by one of the founders of the site, who describes himself as a freelance writer, not a religious scholar. In total, he had offered 36 reinterpretations of verses from the Quran. Several of them have been repeated in online publications since then, illustrating how misinformation persists for years and spreads online.

Muhammad, the founder of Islam, was persecuted, at least in part, for his religious message and had to flee his home in Mecca for the nearby town of Medina. There, he and his followers remained in conflict with the Meccans, and those struggles are referenced in the Quran.
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Meme Distorts Quran Verses

NYT reveals Deutsche Bank loaned more than 2 mn. dollars to Trump, despite warnings

Over the years, Drumpf used loans provided by Deutsche Bank to build skyscrapers and other high-end properties, the Times reported. For the German bank, its relationship with Drumpf was key in building its investment-banking business, the report said.

Drumpf’s relationship with Deutsche Bank has come under scrutiny in the U.S. The New York attorney general’s office and the Democratic-controlled Intelligence Committee and Financial Services Committee in Congress have been looking to the president’s financial ties with the German bank.
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