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Trump-Taiwan call: China lodges protest
China's foreign ministry says it has lodged a complaint with the US after President-elect Donald Trump spoke to Taiwan's leader in a phone call.
A Cabinet position for Petraeus; disciplinary actions for Broadwell after affair
The Pentagon decided in February it would not pursue any further punishment for Petraeus, but is now seeking to take actions against Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserves major, according to a defense official.
Petraeus and Broadwell, both married, admitted to an extra-martial affair in 2012.
They both have expressed regret, with Petraeus personally apologizing to Senate lawmakers during a hearing last year.
The official did not want to characterize what the pending actions are, and said Broadwell would be given an opportunity to respond or issue a rebuttal before making a final determination on disciplinary measures.
The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York State’s Prisons
of guards ripping out dreadlocks.
One inmate, John Richard, reported that he was jumped at Clinton Correctional Facility by a guard who threatened to “serve up some
black mashed potatoes with tomato sauce.”
“As soon as you come through receiving, they let you know whose house it is,” said Darius Horton, who was recently released from Groveland Correctional Facility
after serving six years for assault.
Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter Most forbidding are the maximum-security penitentiaries — Attica, Clinton, Great Meadow — in rural areas where the population is almost entirely white and nearly every officer is too. The guards who work these cellblocks rarely get to know a black person who is not behind bars.
Why Trump gets more hype out of 1,000 jobs than Obama does out of 16 million
At least for a moment, President-elect Donald Trump appeared to achieve this week what President Obama struggled to do for most of the past eight years: convince Americans that he can fix the economy. Cheering crowds
greeted Trump during his victory lap through the Rust Belt this week following the announcement that the nation’s new negotiator-in-chief had struck a deal with heating and air conditioner manufacturer Carrier to keep a factory in Indiana from moving to Mexico.
The agreement affected roughly 1,000 jobs and provided Trump the opportunity to deliver on a powerful campaign promise even before taking office.
The plant is just a sliver compared with the nearly 16 million new jobs generated under Obama as he guided the country out of the worst economic crisis since the Depression. But Obama’s success came in fits and starts, illustrated by graphs and pie charts, driven by the philosophy that strengthening the economy required comprehensive new policies.
Despite uproar, N.Carolina governor rivals use private email
RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican incumbent Pat McCrory and his Democratic opponent in the undecided North Carolina governor's race have together sent or received hundreds of messages from private email accounts —a sidestep around official communication channels that McCrory's team blasted as "questionable" in a comparison to Hillary Clinton.
McCrory and Attorney General Roy Cooper — locked in a hotly contested race, with Cooper leading by just over 10,000 votes of more than 4.7 million cast and a state recount possible — each conducted state business via their private emails, The Associated Press learned from documents provided under North Carolina's public records law. Staffers for both candidates
have lagged in producing the emails as required by state law and won't say when they will fully comply with AP requests made months ago.
The AP sought from both men personal emails they sent or received across state servers between Election Day four years ago and the end of last year. That delay comes despite an updated email management system installed in 2014 that allows the retrieval of almost any email sent through state government servers within minutes, said Tracy Doaks, the state's deputy chief information officer.
Hundreds of VA dental patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis
(CNN)Nearly 600 patients who received dental care at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and C and now face an anxious wait to find out if they were infected.
Earlier this week, officials said a dentist at the Tomah VA Medical Center improperly re-used his own dental equipment instead of using the sterilized, disposable tools as VA rules require. "It was purposeful that he was violating VA regulations," said Victoria Brahm, acting medical director at the Tomah VA Center in a press briefing earlier this week. "During all of the orientation, he used our equipment.
He used it appropriately, so it was very purposeful from what we found in our investigation that he knew exactly what he was doing, and preferred to use his own equipment against procedure."
Nazi PoW leaves £384,000 to Perthshire village
A former Nazi soldier has left £384,000 in his will to the Perthshire village where he was held as a prisoner of war during World War Two.
Tens of thousands protest in Jakarta amid fury over Christian governor
Tens of thousands of Muslims poured into central Jakarta on Friday to protest against the city's governor, a Christian accused of insulting the Koran, fueling tension that has alarmed Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
Widodo has blamed "political actors" for exploiting the popular fury over Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama to destabilize his government. Underlining those concerns, police announced on Friday that 10 people had been detained for suspected treason. A sea of white-clad protesters built up around the National Monument and, with no more room there, the roads around filled up with protesters chanting, praying and carrying banners demanding that Purnama be jailed.
U.S. military veterans backing North Dakota pipeline protests
Bitterness Overwhelms As Trump And Clinton Campaign Staffers Face Off At Harvard
There were moments when watching the Trump and Clinton campaigns discuss the election at the Campaign Managers Conference at the Harvard Institute of Politics was like watching The Jerry Springer Show without the chair-throwing (or paternity disputes). The 2016 campaign was an ugly, knock-down, drag-out fight between two different visions of America. So it was fitting that the typically polite and clinical quadrennial gathering of campaign professionals would erupt into shouting matches and accusations raw with emotion. As Harvard's Nicco Mele regularly reminded the political operatives, journalists and students in the audience, the event was intended to take down "a first draft of history, and we are trying to capture what happened here for generations to come."
100 Women 2016: Researching the female orgasm
Part of the problem, they say, is that the female body has been studied far less than the male body and is far less well understood.
"I call it the ring of fire.
It felt like fire in a circle in between my legs and that was a constant feeling - it was burn-y itchy, and then with intercourse or even a tampon it was like a serrated knife, very painful."
Callista Wilson, a San Francisco fashion stylist, first experienced this when trying to use a tampon at the age of 12. She was in her 20s before she finally saw a doctor.
Here's what Gatlinburg looked like before and after the fire
It's one thing to see the charred destruction that raging wildfires left this week in the eastern Tennessee resort town of Gatlinburg, but quite another to see it side by side with pictures of what those same areas once looked like. Here is a sampling of Gatlinburg from the air. Drag the slider across each image to see how the areas appeared before and after the firestorm:
The set above shows businesses on either side of one of Gatlinburg's main arteries. The "before" image was taken from Google Earth; the second was taken Tuesday by an Associated Press photographer from a National Guard helicopter.
Chapecoense air crash: Bolivia suspends LaMia airline
Netanyahu's wife grilled on suspected misuse of funds
"New information has reached the police according to which there is a growing evidentiary basis on which to prosecute Mrs Netanyahu,"
Israeli public radio reported. It said several hours of questioning were carried out under caution at the national police fraud squad headquarters near Tel Aviv. Media in May said police recommended charging Sara Netanyahu, but not her husband, in what is widely referred to as the "prime minister's residences affair."
'Magic mushroom' drug lifted 'cloud of doom' for cancer patients
(CNN)Patrick Mettes was overcome with frustration. He was anxious. His bile duct cancer seemed to bring him more anguish than his wife, Lisa Callaghan, ever realized, she said at a news conference Wednesday.
In search of solace, Mettes volunteered for a study in which he was given a synthetic version of psilocybin, a compound found in mind-altering "magic mushrooms," as a potential treatment for his anxiety and depressed mood. During the study, Mettes' psychedelic trip was akin to "a space shuttle launch that begins with the clunky trappings of Earth, then gives way to the weightlessness and majesty of space," Callaghan said, recalling what Mettes wrote in a journal entry.
Obama's Final Sprint for Criminal Justice Reform
As he stood nervously before the judge who would render his fate, the resulting mandatory sentence was crushing: life without parole in federal prison.
He was 22-years-old. "It's hard to describe how hopeless I felt," recalls Brown,
"I knew I'd made mistakes, but for a nonviolent offense, the time did not suit the crime.
It seemed like overkill." After spending 24 years behind bars, the `model' inmate—who'd taken educational courses and mentored peers—was granted commutation in November 2015 by President Barack Obama.
To date, the Commander-in-Chief has commuted the sentences of 1,023 men and women, including 300 individuals who were serving life.
Syria conflict: US coalition admits killing civilians
It said its forces had "more likely than not" killed 30 other civilians elsewhere in Syria in recent months. Local monitoring groups, however,
said at least 56 civilians had died in the Manbij offensive alone.
The coalition estimated 173 civilians have been killed by its air strikes since the beginning of the operation. Its attack on Manbij five months ago was designed to aid advancing Kurdish military forces, with the aim of driving IS militants from the city.
An alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters called the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) began an operation to capture Manbij at the end of May, and cut critical supply routes to the IS-held city
The town was eventually captured in August, after a 73-day battle. In its December casualty report, the US-led coalition contradicted humanitarian groups when it said only 24 civilians had lost their lives in the Manbij attack, along with nearly 100 IS militants.
Haiti cholera: UN chief apologises for first time over outbreak
Haiti was cholera-free until it was brought to the country by Nepalese peacekeepers in 2010. Since then the acute bacterial disease has killed around 10,000 people.
Mr Ban, however, only said he was sorry for the UN's failure to prevent the spread of cholera and not for bringing it to the Caribbean nation.
"On behalf of the United Nations, I want to say very clearly we apologise to the Haitian people," Mr Ban said.
"We simply did not do enough with regard to the cholera outbreak and its spread in Haiti. We are profoundly sorry for our role."
The cholera outbreak has been blamed on leaking sewage pipes at a UN base, as Haiti was already reeling from the devastating earthquake of 2010.
Suspect in New Mexico road-rage shooting convicted of murder
The suspect charged in a shooting that killed a 4-year-old Albuquerque girl during what police say was a road-rage fight was sentenced to 16 years in prison on a murder charge Thursday before a packed courtroom filled with the tearful family members of the young victim.
Football sex abuse claims: More former players speak out 11/29/16
Power of the Trust victimize the innocent
In 1927, Donald Trump’s father was arrested after a Klan riot in Quees 11/25
Failures in Televised Journalism
Cost America's Integrity
The Perfect Political Storm
delivered a "Racist" into the Presidency
Flawed Character comes in Many Colors
it was Russia's fault that Hillary Clinton lost, but, I find that a position of "audacity", because it was the DNC that interfered with the election of Hillary over Sanders.
Now, in this instance, we have the team members of both the Clinton and Trump Campaign's...
calling each other names, as if being a racist, and running a racist campaign..., is worse than..., and more unspeakable than being deceitful and cheating.
Boys and Girls,
any flawed behavior in ones character, is equally as destructive...,
--- for those who will lie to you, are equal as destructive...
as those who would hate you because of the color of your skin,
as those who are equally as flawed as those who prefer those in lower class of society...
to stay in the lower classes.
Judge me based on the content of my character,
which means, judge me based on
my words that I speak in private and in public, and
my actions that I display in private and in public.
Very few human beings qualify to be judged as a person of
TO LITTLE AND FAR TO LATE FOR THOUSANDS
6 Years ago, after the 2010 Earthquake that devastated Haiti,
United Nation's and their calvary, with their equipment, pumping cholera infected sewage into the streets and drinking water of Haiti, thereby infecting more than 10k Haitians for
In 2012, Haitians raised the alarm, accusing the UN for their acts and actions that caused so many to suffer from "cholera" that they brought to their nation, but
DENY, DENY, DENY,
is what the UN did, and finally, an apology is given by forced attrition.
$Billions in damages for lost lives, and suffering, that each and every Haitian Civilian experienced.
Large Entities that claim to represent peace, and good faith,
do nothing more that cause problems, and then cover up their
acts and actions.
6 years after, to apologize...
is unsatisfactory, especially when the facts were known in 2011.
Human Dignity isn't only for rich nations.
Back to the Oil Production Games.... Again
Obama Out, and Trump In,
For the past 7 years, OPEC has refused to change their oil production output, thereby, all but destroying the Russian annual profits to the extent that $Billions are lost yearly.
So... why has OPEC decided to go back to the old games of oil production controls that simply force citizens around the world to pay more for fuel?
The increase of oil prices will even allow Iran to reap the huge benefits, because they too have been allowed to sell oil legally... on the world market, yet, you'd think that Saudi Arabia's arch enemy Iran would cause Saudi from agreeing from such a deal.
SO WHY NOW?
The Real Future Fear for White American Men
The Loss of "Dominance",
The Loss of "Power",
all based on the 500 years of rules and laws designed to ensure that those in power, remain in power, based on the ratio of
White Men for 500 years, have designed every law, and every rule to their benefit among each other, and they have attempted to specifically design the rule of law to ensure that they remain in power for decades after their loss of the race ratio dominance.
However, by the words of the constitution, laws are written, changed, and removed by elected law makers, and very soon, not only will law makers become a majority non white,
so to will the laws be re-written to reverse the blatant
Un Fair Wording to benefit one race in America.
The Question is:
How will the future majority treat the future minority...
in terms of the creation of laws and the enforcement of laws with respect to fair and equal treatment?
500 years have not changed the white majority, and they have yet to realize that the future is inevitable..., so should the future majority be equally as abusive to the future minority...?
After all, it is human nature to abuse the weak and those in the minority.
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