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Sarah Sanders alleges dem Dems for having caused this nasty dinner with #Clemson

Drumpf proudly served stacks of burgers from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King, fries, Domino’s pizza, and some salads to the national champions and their coach on Monday when they visited the White House. (The Clemson Tigers beat the Alabama Crimson Tide 44-16 last week to capture the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship.)

“Because the Democrats refuse to negotiate on border security, much of the residence staff at the White House is furloughed—so the president is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone’s favorite fast foods,” Sanders said in a statement, reported The New York Times. The shutdown hinges on Drumpf's demand for $5.8 billion in funding for his long-pledged U.S. Mexico border wall.

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#AOC recommended to jion the House Financial Service Committe

Ocasio-Cortez has been recommended by Democratic leaders for a spot on the House Financial Services Committee, a Democratic source told The Hill on Tuesday. The full roster of Democrats joining the committee is expected to be released as soon as Tuesday night.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, has pledged to fight against the Drumpf administration's rollbacks of post-financial crisis bank rules. The assignment will give the influential Democratic freshman a powerful perch to push her party toward the left on critical financial issues.

Latinos and African-Americans against the Orange Menace - this would make a great advertisement for the #Election2020.

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Stephen King supports local newspapers when it comes to the #feuilleton

The newspaper promised to keep the section if it got 100 new subscribers; within 48 hours, it had 200 and journalism was saved. Moral of the story: take out that Guardian subscription, guys.

Come on guys, we need Stephen King to support more of the independent journalists out there, especially when it comes to their support on literature and other branches of culture. :D

When Republican senator Ted Cruz called him a “limousine liberal”, this epitome of the American Dream, who went from toiling novelist in a trailer park to become the world’s bestselling author – responded: “Come on up to Maine, Ted, I’ll give you a ride on my Harley. It was made in America before your boy Drumpf fucked up the company.”

As much as I like King as a person (I'm not much into horror fiction, rather into realism; still, I can highly recommend his book... show more

#Alabama judge overturns law to protect Confederate monuments

The 10-page ruling issued late Monday by Jefferson County Circuit Judge Michael Graffeo said a 2017 state law barring the removal or alteration of historical monuments wrongly violated the free speech rights of local communities.

You may hear my opinion on Confederate monuments in public places on demand. I'm not in the mood to repeat myself to an audience that won't listen. It gets boring.

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#Mexico struggles with GTG - Grand Theft Gasoline

Security patrols had prevented any new illegal taps since late Friday in an important pipeline that brings gasoline from the Gulf coast to Mexico City, he said at his near-daily morning news conference.

More than 5,000 members of the armed forces and federal police are now focused on pipeline security. Lopez Obrador promised to continue the stepped-up security until supplies normalize but said conditions are starting to improve in some places.

Mexico State on the outskirts of the capital has the country's biggest population and highest sales volume. It lost well over half of its sales when an important pipeline was taken off line Jan. 3 and showed only a small improvement Saturday, according to Romero's data. He said Michoacan state sales had about recovered to normal levels.

She was careful to note via Twitter that it was only a "SUGGESTED" calendar to help people get gas "in a more orderly ma... show more

The last of the Navajo Code talkers, Afred Newman, dies at 94

Newman was among hundreds of Navajos who served in the Marine Corps, using a code based on their native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II.

During World War II, Newman served from 1943-45 in the 1st Battalion, 21st Marine Regiment and 3rd Marine Division and saw duty at Bougainville Island, Guam, Iwo Jima, Kwajalein Atoll, Enewetak Atoll, New Georgia and New Caledonia.

What is funny about it all is that a Japanese news site has shared the news as well, and waso ne of the first sources I found on his decease. Glad to see that the Japanese people wore off their hatred on the US Americans for what they did in World War II and what led to their surrender. :-)

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On the origin of the Goose Brand

The family originally made the sauce just for themselves and their friends. Then her grandmother's sister and brother started selling their own versions in Si Racha, where it's harmonious blend of chilis, garlic, salt and vinegar appeals to both locals and tourists from nearby Bangkok. But the family never patented the name.
"We didn't want to keep it to ourselves," she says, adding that it wasn't much of a secret anyway — the ingredients were there on the side of the bottles for everyone to see. Soon there were dozens of imitators in Si Racha and beyond. Including, eventually, the Terminator of Srirachas, David Tran's famous Rooster brand.

"It's not tasty," she says, taking a sip of water. "It's not mixed together properly. There's only one taste." Saowanit says a proper Sriracha sauce needs to be what Thais call klom klom — the hotness, the sour, the sweet and the garlic all blending together seamlessly, none overpowering the other. The American version, she says, just brings heat.

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Hen-na fires half of its robot employees over inefficiency

And Chu-ri-chan is just the tip of the iceberg. Check-in robots need help, concierge bots are clueless, luggage carriers have trouble reaching rooms and entertainment bots break down. There are a few successes, of course, such as a giant robot arm that moves luggage to storage boxes. Other hotel chains, such as Yotel, also use these arms.

What is funny about it is that they first fired humans over their inefficiency, thus employing robots. Now, they fired robots and will possibly turn back to human resources, because they do their work better than the robots. Oh, bitter-sweet irony....

#Japan #News #Politics #Automisation #Robots #Hotel #Hen-na #Inefficiency #Economics #Economy #HumanResources #Employment

Loose Tweets Sink Fleets

I stumbled across an old poster from WW II, and the second scheme of it kind of reminded me of The Don. Maybe it's just my disability of the English language that first let me think of twitter rather than colloquial language that called loose chatter as tweeting, but somehow, the sense of what the two posters were trying to tell the people reading it could easily be refletected to the tweeting president-elect who never recognises when it would be better for him to shut his mouth, turn off his phone and get to work at last, like what the people hoped to see sitting in the White House, handling the country's subjects; like, real statesmanship. One may dream...

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #GovernmentShutdown #GovernmentFunding #FederalEmployees #FederalBranches #Politics #News #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown
Some say the government should step down now, while others prefer to wait for the election for transfer of power. #MiddleEast #Sudan #Politics
Two of the biggest automakers here at the show say tariffs are cutting 2018 profits by a billion dollars each. #US&Canada #UnitedStates #Politics
Back in 2016, 57 percent of people here voted to leave, opinion now about the country’s future is still divided. #Europe #UnitedKingdom #Politics
Brazil’s new far-right president believes arming his population will decrease crime. #LatinAmerica #Brazil #Politics

Poll shows that majority of people blame Founding Fathers for #US' state of art

“As many as 75 percent of voters blame the country’s issues on the leaders of the American Revolution for bringing the United States into existence, representing a 20 percent increase from a survey conducted last year,” said lead researcher Harriet Zipperman, noting that a majority of the electorate feels that matters ranging from presidential overreach, illegal immigration, wealth disparity, and governmental dysfunction can be traced directly to individuals including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison for drafting the Declaration of Independence and ratifying the Constitution, which 62 percent of voters now view as a mistake.

Makes total sense to me.

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#Kilimnik becomes focus on grand jury investigation

_The 31-page filing gives an unprecedented window into Mueller's work with the grand jury, which is typically secret. It's also the first confirmation from prosecutors that Kilimnik is still central to the grand jury's efforts.__

Despite being heavily redacted, some details of the communications are discernable. Manafort tried to get people appointed to the administration at the start of Drumpf's presidency, according to Gates, and was talking to someone whose name is redacted through February 2018 when Gates pleaded guilty.

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Totally not racist comment about Rashida #Tlaib

The comments were made by Annabelle Lima-Taub, a city commissioner in the south Florida city of Hallandale Beach, in the aftermath of Tlaib saying she wanted to "impeach that motherf----," a reference to President Donald Drumpf.

"Proudly signed," Lima-Taub wrote, according to a screen grab of the post. "A Hamas-loving anti-Semite has NO place in government! She is a danger and [I]would not put it past her to become a martyr and blow up Capitol Hill."

Oh look! Her comment was even less subtle than I first thought it was. How grateful by our hicks of the deep south. My darling was right - all the clichés are right about the Deep South, and they seemingly love them.

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IRS planning to reopen

In a revised shutdown plan released Tuesday, the agency said it expects to have 46,052 employees, about 57 percent of its total workforce, on the job. Currently, only 12.5 percent are working.

It will not be conducting audits, and collection activities will be generally limited to ones that are automated. The agency says it will have some people who can answer phone calls with questions, though the public should be prepared for longer wait times.

So, people will be taxed as usual, but other governmental branches are still not going to be opened due to a current stalemate between the Democrats and the Republicans, namely Donnie and Chuck and Nancy? Oh, very great, you surely make yourself a lot of friends.

“They’ve already missed a paycheck and soon they’ll be asked to work for free for as long as the shutdown lasts,” said Tony Reardon, head of the National Treasury Employees Union. “I’m worried that highly trained IRS employees will consider quitting so they can get a job... show more

Barr announced to declare #Mueller's final report to "confidential

But Barr, testifying at his confirmation hearing, said that under his interpretation of the special counsel regulations, he didn’t believe that Mueller’s final report was required to be made public. Barr said he believed Mueller’s report would be “confidential,” but that as attorney general he would issue a public summary of its findings.

Why wouldn't he like to see the report to be available to everyone interested, especially the press? Press members may be able to read it, but not to publish it. I think that it would be nicer to know that Trump's betrayal on the American people should be visible to all of us.

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El Chapo accused of having bribed former Mexican president Peña Nieto

After the a former top lieutenant for El Chapo testified of an alleged bribe to the former Mexican president, reporters rushed out of the courtroom, heading to file their stories.

Just imagine it was true. Then, Peña Nieto was shown to be buyable. It would be funny to imagine...

He claims Mr Zambada has survived prosecution by bribing the "entire" Mexican government, including Mr Peña Nieto and former president Felipe Calderón.

A weak claim, I guess. But it's worth the try.

#ElChapo #News #Politics #US #USA #Mexico DrugTrafficking #Heroin #Cocaine #Legend #PenaNieto #EnriquePenaNieto #Bribery #Cartel

Eat the Rich! (59 % of the people approve of it)

Women support the idea by a 62-38 percent margin. A majority of men back it as well, 55 percent to 45 percent. The proposal is popular in all regions of the country with a majority of Southerners backing it by a 57 to 43 percent margin. Rural voters back it as well, 56 percent to 44 percent.

In her comments to the CBS show, Ocasio-Cortez referenced tax rates that had once been in place during the mid-20th century. During the 1950s and 60s, the wealthiest Americans were once taxed at a rate in excess of 90 percent.

#US #USA #News #Politics #Poll #Survey #Pollster #OcasioCortez #AlexandriaOcasioCortez #AOC #Socialism #TaxTheRich #SocialGap #Economy #Economics #SocialDarwinism #DogEatDog

Earlier general elections or second referendum?

"The critical issue is now that she's been defeated in the House of Commons, what does Theresa May do and I think, there's only one way she can really go now — and that's towards a referendum to give the people a chance to sort out this crisis," Andrew Adonis, a Labour member of parliament who previously served as U.K. transport minister and education minister, told CNBC on Wednesday.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is hoping May will lose the leadership vote, which will pave the way for a general election that Labour is likely to win. But many political analysts and some Labour politicians believe May will survive the no-confidence motion, unless Conservative lawmakers vote against their own party leader.

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On the new #Gilette ad and toxic masculinity

The advertisement features news clips of reporting on the #MeToo movement, as well as images showing sexism in films, in boardrooms, and of violence between boys, with a voice over saying: “Bullying, the MeToo movement against sexual harassment, toxic masculinity, is this the best a man can get?”

The Emmy-award winning actor and prominent Donald Drumpf supporter James Woods meanwhile accused Gillette of “jumping on the ‘men are horrible’ campaign” and pledged to boycott its products.

Far-right magazine The New American attacked the advertisement’s message, saying it “reflects many false suppositions”, adding that: “Men are the wilder sex, which accounts for their dangerousness – but also their dynamism.”

Yes, I know about the dynamism that leads to uncont... show more
❝Were he supreme, were he mighty, were he just, were he good, this God you tell me about, would it be through enigmas and buffooneries he would wish to teach me to serve and know him?❞

— Marquis de Sade, Justine

#religion #politics #anthropology

William Barr, Trump’s nominee for attorney general, says he can't rule out jailing journalists if they are “putting out stuff that is hurting the country.”

William Barr, Trump’s nominee for attorney general, says he can't rule out jailing journalists if they are “putting out stuff that is hurting the country.” I just want to make sure we're all processing that amid the rest of the chaos.
#politics #trumpistan #freepress #firstamendment
According to Smithsonian Magazine (Jan-Feb 2019, p. 58), "the US is now combating terrorism in 40 percent of the world's nations." The US military has spent US$1.9 Trillion fighting terrorism since 2001. The State Department has spent $127 Billion in the last 17 years to train police, military, and border agents.

We are carrying out counter-terrorism activity on literally every continent but Antarctica.

WTF is wrong with us?

#Politics #warOnTerror

#Chechnya starts raid on #LGBT community

In an interview with the BBC last year, Mr #Kadyrov said the allegations were "an invention by foreign agents" or created by activists looking for money.

Homophobia is widespread in the highly conservative and predominantly Muslim Russian republic.

Activists believe dozens have been taken in recent weeks to a detention centre near #Argun - a town 20km (13 miles) from the city of #Grozny.

"We know of around 40 people who have been detained, but it may be more. It's also unclear at this point how many have since been freed. We know that does happen, when people are handed over to their families to 'deal with'," Igor Kochetkov, the head of the group, told the BBC.

#Russia #News #Politics #Homophobia #StopHomophobia #Discrimination #Persecution
R & D or D &R (D for Trump) playing #games of #politics while the public is hostage, preyed on by lenders. Time to resign already?
White House Shifts Shutdown Strategy, Attempts to Bypass Pelosi
When I first saw this this morning I thought it was a Photoshop. Somehow after everything my brain still wanted this to be a bad joke. It's not... #ThisIsReality #politics
According to Smithsonian Magazine (Jan-Feb 2019, p. 58), "the US is now combating terrorism in 40 percent of the world's nations." The US military has spent US$1.9 Trillion fighting terrorism since 2001. The State Department has spent $127 Billion in the last 17 years to train police, military, and border agents.

We are carrying out counter-terrorism activity on literally every continent but Antarctica.

WTF is wrong with us?

#Politics #warOnTerror

#Zimbabwe finally went down beneath the dole

President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Russia for a bilateral visit on the same day that protesters barricaded roads, preventing commuter operators from ferrying people to and from work. Retail outlets such as Choppies were looted while others such as OK Zimbabwe had to shut down just before midday.

“We were suffering enough, but we were shocked that he is adding another burden on the suffering people. The workers are clear, they can't take it any more – most workers are borrowing to supplement their salaries,” said Peter Mutasa, the president of the ZCTU.

#Zimbabwe #Africa #SouthEastAfrica #News #Politics #Bankruptcy #Corruption #Crooked #HyperInflation #WorthlessMoney #Currency #Economics #Economy #PriceHike #Revolt #Revolution #NothingToLose

Human trafficking has been increasing, this year as well

While the average numbers of reported victims had fluctuated during the earlier years for which UNODC had collected data, the global trend has shown a steady increase since 2010. Asia and the Americas are the regions which have seen the largest increase in the numbers of victims detected, which may be explained by improved methods of detecting, recording and reporting data on trafficking – or a real increase in the number of victims.

Trafficking for sexual exploitation is the most prevalent form in European countries, whilst in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, forced labour is the main factor driving the illicit trade. Women and girls make up most trafficking victims worldwide: almost three-quarters of them are trafficked for sexual exploitation, and 35 per cent (women and girls) are trafficked for forced labour.

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Shall we contemplate subpoenaing the principal witness in the Russian affaire?

Concern focuses most on Drumpf’s meetings with Putin at the Helsinki summit in July 2018. The Russian president, and the American president helped into office by the Russian president, met for two hours with no aides. No agenda was published before the meeting, no communiqué issued afterward. The Russian side later claimed that a number of agreements had been reached at the summit. Nobody on the American side seemed to know whether this was true. At a press conference four days after the meeting, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said, “I’m not in a position to either understand fully or talk about what happened in Helsinki.”

We are facing very possibly the worst scandal in the history of the U.S. government. Previous high-profile cases of disloyalty to the United States—Julius and Ethel Rosenberg’s betrayal of atomic secrets to the U.S.S.R.; Secretary of War John B. Floyd’s allowing federal arsenals to fall into sec... show more

German economy slows down, directs recession

The German economy shrank by 0.2% in the third quarter, its first contraction in more than three years.

But many economists have been quick to stress that Germany's underlying fundamentals remain strong, powered by healthy domestic demand.

"Germany is not at the beginning of a recession, even if there are unresolved problems in international trade with Brexit and the United States," Peter Altmaier told Handelsblatt last week.

I'll take you by the word, then. You'd better not lie to the poeple, your party has enough problems to struggle with.

#Deutschland #Germany #Recession #Economy #Economics #News #Politics #Politik #Wirtschaft #PeterAltmaier #Altmaier

On the government shutdown, what else?

_The Washington Post and ABC News found that 53 percent of respondents blamed Drumpf and Republicans in Congress for the shutdown, 29 percent blamed Democrats, and 13 percent blamed both sides.__

Drumpf promised his base a wall, and the GOP is increasingly getting on board even when construction seems impossible. As the Washington Post reports, support for the wall jumped 16 percent in the last year from 71 to 87 percent.

So, as we can tell, the shutdown is really not going to end until Donnie is getting his wall, why the Atlantic wrote that the Democrats are not going to give it in because then, Donnie knew that he could get whatever he wanted if he was just pig-headed enough about it and didn't give in on his behalf, even if it meant that he had to shut down the government and let federal workers run into poverty.

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Who's running for president (on the sides)?

On Republican side:
  • Donald Trump (of course)
  • (No-one else officially announced yet, or even spoke publicly about probably running for president)
On Democratic side:
  • Julian Castro (D - TX)
  • Tulsi Gabbard (D - HI)
  • John Delaney (D - MD)
  • Richard Ojeda (D - WV)
Rumoured to be running (only Democrats):
  • Elizabeth Warren (D - MA) (I thought she already announced her candidacy)
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (D - NYS)
  • Michael Bloomberg (D - NYC) (He's later, he could've run earlier)
  • Kamala Harris (D - CA)
  • Cory Brooker (D - NJ)
#US #USA #GeneralElection #Election2020 #Republicans #GOP #Democrats #BlueWave #RedWave #News #Politics #Trump #DonaldTrump #DontBooVote #GetOutAndVote


Why the government shutdown hits African-Americans harder than anyone else

We should note that that disparity in wealth is probably much less acute among federal workers. We don't have numbers of black federal workers' wealth versus white federal workers' wealth. It's probably much closer than the broader disparity. But overall, black Americans are less likely to have friends, family, networks, access to credit, you name it. Things that will help you survive a period without a paycheck, they're less likely to have it.

Actually much more so, and that's the next thing we ought to look at. Unlike federal employees, there's no precedent for government contractors to receive back pay when the shutdown ends, so that income is just gone. Black-owned firms comprise just 2 percent of all small businesses in the country but they make up 11.7 percent of registered federal contractors. That's almost the proportion that black Americans make up in the population.

Growing up, he said he was told, "Get a good job in the government." His mom worked for ... show more

Monarchy in #Estonia!

Seriously, they missed a great chance to become independent from any hierarchy in their life, but instead, they chose to become people of the middle ages? Seriously?

When a new law was passed in 1993, the Torgu area was once again officially counted into the constitution, but the locals had grown fond of being in their own kingdom and continued to go along with it nonetheless. In 2017, all the municipalities on the island were merged into one, but the spirit of the kingdom still lives in the hearts of the local residents. You can see the Torgu flags waving and the coat of arms presented here and there throughout the former parish. The border marks delineating Torgu’s boundaries are used in commemorative days and anniversaries only, but if you head to the far end of Sõrve peninsula, you will definitely be inside the borders of the kingdom.

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❝Ὁ δὲ γεωργὸς ῄτει ὑετόν, ὁ δὲ κναφεὺς ἥλιον.❞
— Λουκιανὸς ὁ Σαμοσατεύς (Ἰκαρομένιππος)

❝The farmer asks for rain, and the treadmill worker, for sun.❞
— Lucian of Samosata (Icaromenippus)

#religion #politics
Dances of Disinformation: the Partisan #Politics of the #itegrityInitiative
Dances of Disinformation: the Partisan Politics of the Integrity Initiative

Second migrant caravan underway to US-Mexican border

Television footage on Monday showed several hundred people in the violent city of San Pedro Sula huddled together and waving Honduran flags as they began a journey that will likely take weeks or even months to reach the U.S.-Mexico border.

Perhaps, they didn't choose the best date to commence their voyage towards the USA. I mean, just today, the Pentagon approved a prolonging of US military to enforce the border, and the situation is already heightened up to the boiling point thanks to the never-ending government shutdown.

“It’s a difficult road ahead but I hope President Drumpf’s heart might soften, and that he won’t be so hard and will let us enter,” he added.


#RefugeesWelcome #US #USA #Mexico #Honduras #Trump #DonaldTrump #MigrantCaravan #Poverty #CivilWar #Corruption #News #Politics

Los Angeles' homeless' crisis grows uncontrollably

Los Angeles is grappling with a homeless epidemic. "It's the worst human catastrophe in America," says Andy Bales, a pastor who runs the Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row.

Think about it again. You live in the country which is also confronted with the so-called opioid crisis. Do you think that Hollywood'ss homelessness crisis is the country's biggest, or a crisis that is related to drug abuse and goes beyond states?

And nowhere have the twin forces of inaccessible housing and inequality created a more explosive mix than in Venice Beach, a hotbed of entertainment executives and talent where the median home price is $1.9 million. Many of these residents are now grappling with a quality-of-life issue that defies their own liberal ideals.

I hope that the liberal factor will appear soon enough. Because so far, I can only see the aftermath of uncontrolled capitalism that has since not abolished the use of currencies as a neutral device to trade. Because this was obvious to happen: The more... show more

William #Barr once pardoned responsibles in Iran Contra

Back then, the all-consuming, years-long scandal was called Iran-Contra. On Dec. 24, 1992, it ended when Bush pardoned six people who had been caught up in it.
"The Constitution is quite clear on the powers of the president and sometimes the president has to
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#Trump welcomes college football team with loads of fast-food

An impressive — and highly unusual for the White House — smorgasbord greeted the players in the East Room. Silver trays held stacks of wrapped burgers from Wendy's and boxed burgers from McDonald's, including Big Macs. White House paper cups bearing the presidential seal held the fries.

This is so disgusting... And I'm not even talking about all the fast-food that is clutcched on this noble table in the dining room. Just... Yikes...

Trump has routinely sparred with professional athletes during his two years in office. College football has managed to avoid such political controversies, with last year's champion Alabama also visiting the White House.

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William #Barr once pardoned responsibles in Iran Contra

Back then, the all-consuming, years-long scandal was called Iran-Contra. On Dec. 24, 1992, it ended when Bush pardoned six people who had been caught up in it.
"The Constitution is quite clear on the powers of the president and sometimes the president has to make a very difficult call," Bush said then. "That's what I've done."

"It demonstrates that powerful people with powerful allies can commit serious crimes in high office, deliberately abusing the public trust without consequences," said Lawrence Walsh, the independent prosecutor in the case, at the time of the pardons.

Barr submitted a legal memo to the Justice Department explaining why he thought special counsel Robert Mueller didn't have a legal basis on which to investigate Drumpf for possibly obstructing justice, and Barr also has criticized the special counsel's office in the press.

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Matt Whitaker really not going to be confirmed

Opponents of his appointment said he was not qualified for the position because he had not been subject to Senate confirmation. Their vehicle for the challenge was a pending case against the attorney general, who was Sessions when the case was filed in June. The challengers asked the justices to rule that the name on the case should be changed to Rod Rosenstein, who they said is actually the acting attorney general.

Why was this even being conversed about after William Barr's appointment? I mean, did he still stand a chance to overcome Barr and become the official Attorney General? Or has it been as I understood it: Was he down and out and not a topic anymore? It was weird enough to hear that he overheard his own case when he was still the acting AG.

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How to treat economically most devastated country: Sanction its most valuable resource

As if it wasn't hard enough for the people who still rest in this country, to make a living and it through the day without contemplating the comitting of suicide, no, the US make it even more ardudous to survive in Venezuela. Who fells these decisions, and what does this person think it is going to do for the US to think about doing the right thing for them? Or do they just think: Oh yes, we should include more sanctions because those people dared to not putsch their leader again. Bleed tem out like pigs!

#Venezuela #Maduro #NicolasMaduro #LatinAmerica #... show more

Conspirative breakfast targeted by Special Counsel Robert #Mueller

Now Nunes—a key figure behind the right-wing counter narrative that Drumpf is at the mercy of a “Deep State” conspiracy—finds at least one meeting that he himself attended under the special counsel’s scrutiny.

Some of those who attended the dinner also attended the Drumpf Hotel breakfast, two individuals with direct knowledge of the events told The Daily Beast. Country officials invited to the breakfast included Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Lithuania, Estonia, Denmark, Japan, Angola and others. Former Kazakh Ambassador Kairat Umarov attended the breakfast, as did two senior Qatari officials.

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Is Trump a foreign agent to Russia?

During the 2016 campaign, Drumpf repeatedly praised Putin, giving him an “A for leadership,” and insisted that Putin’s killing of political enemies was no worse than ours: “There are a lot of killers. Do you think our country is so innocent?” Then, as president, he refused to endorse sanctions against Russia imposed by Congress, has still never blamed Russia for its proven meddling in the 2016 election, and suggested Russia had every right to seize Crimea. All of which led the FBI to conclude that not only Drumpf aides Paul Manafort, Carter Page and George Papadopoulos were colluding with Russia, but, perhaps, so was Drumpf himself. That question of collusion, of course, was soon taken up by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Very good, comrade Drumpfsky, you do very good for Mother Russia. Now, disclose every folders on Russian foreign agents and targets to Kremlin, so that we can delete them to ascertain our mission to undermine DC.

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How drugs enter the #US illegally (spoiler: A wall won't stop'em)

“The majority of the illegal drugs that enter the United States through the U.S.-Mexico border cross through formal Points of Entry,” said Joel Martinez, a Mexico research associate for the Center for American Progress (ThinkProgress is an editorially independent newsroom housed within CAP). “The drugs that cross in between are very minimal and non-expensive products like marijuana. All the cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine — they cross through formal ports because they’re easier to hide […in] freight comp and assorted vehicles.”

Cocaine seizures on U.S. borders, for instance, regularly measure in tons, making it impractical to have individual migrants ferry it across. Instead, dealers prefer to smuggle drugs into the country via legal ports of entry, which allow them to bring in high-value substances that are more easily hidden.

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Rhode Island Gov. #Raimondo to support legalisation of #marijuana

Several of Rhode Island’s New England neighbors, including Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont, have already legalized marijuana to some degree. Connecticut and Vermont, the latter of which legalized possession but not sales, are considering full legalization as well. And nearby, New York and New Jersey are pursuing the policy change.

So, the northern part of New England is almost through entirely with the legalisation of marijuana, so that Rhode Island feels urged to break through as well. I hope that this is going to spread like a wildfire across the #US.

#NewEngland #EastCoast #USA #Weed #Marihuana #News #Politics #GinaRaimondo #RhodeIsland #LegalizeIt
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