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Ex-Davao Death Squad leader: Duterte ordered bombings

(CNN)The self-confessed leader of the Davao Death Squad accused  (CNN)The self-confessed leader of the Davao Death Squad accused Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte of ordering mosque bombings and the murder of a journalist during his time as Davao mayor.
In a news briefing Monday morning, retired policeman Arturo Lascanas backed up 2016 allegations made by former hitman Edgar Matobato, including claims of a 300-member execution squad run out of the southern city of Davao.Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte of ordering mosque bombings and the murder of a journalist during his time as Davao mayor.

In a news briefing Monday morning, retired policeman Arturo Lascanas backed up 2016 allegations made by former hitman Edgar Matobato, including claims of a 300-member execution squad run out of the southern city of Davao.

"I was one of those who started it," he said. "We implemented the personal instructions of (then-Mayor) Duterte to us. All of the killings we did in Davao city, whether we buried or threw them out to sea."

Duterte, though a spokesman, dismissed the allegations as "nothing but vicious politics." "The Commission of Human Rights, the Office of the Ombudsman, the Senate Committee on Justice already cleared the President of extrajudicial killing and his involvement in the Davao Death Squad," Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in a statement. Lascanas gave testimony last year in a Senate probe in which he denied being a member of the squad and of having a close relationship with Duterte.

Retired Davao Senior Superintendent Dionisio Abude during the same inquiry denied the existence of death squads.

 

 

 

 

Business owners stand by decision to fire workers who protested

(CNN)Jim Serowski said his employees told him they planned to skip As US President Donald Trump continues his tough stances on immigration, people skipped work on Thursday and businesses closed to show how much immigrants contribute to the nation's economy. work on Thursday to participate in "A Day Without Immigrants," the nationwide day of protest.

Serowski, founder of JVS Masonry in Commerce City, Colorado, said his message to them was clear and

unwavering:

"If you're going to stand up for what you believe in you have to be willing to pay the price."

As promised, when his foreman and some 30 brick layers failed to show up for work he fired them all with no regrets,

he said.

He insisted it had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with business.

"I stand by what I believe in.

I didn't do anything wrong," he said in a phone interview Sunday. "They were warned, 'if you do this you're hurting the company, and if you go against the team you're not a member of the team.'"

 

 

 

 

Gibraltar seizes Russian's superyacht over German debt claim

Gibraltar has impounded a Russian billionaire's superyacht - one of the Nobiskrug says it has an underwater observation pod, hybrid diesel-electric propulsion and "state-of-the-art" navigation systems. It was designed by Philippe Starck. According to documents seen by Germany's NDR news, Nobiskrug is demanding an outstanding payment of €9.8m, as well as €5.5m for subcontractors and interest charges. Valla Yachts Ltd, a Bermuda company, is the yacht's registered owner.world's biggest - because the German shipbuilder says he still owes 15.3m euros (£13.3m; $16.3m) in fees. The claim has kept Andrey Melnichenko's Sailing Yacht A stuck in Gibraltar, a British territory, since Wednesday. His spokesman voiced confidence that the order would be lifted soon. The Bermuda-registered vessel, built by Nobiskrug, left the Kiel shipyard in northern Germany two weeks ago. It is 143m (469ft) long and has three masts, the main one 100m high. The superyacht, boasting a gross tonnage of 12,600, is reported to have cost at least €400m.

 

 

 

 

'You don't get to tell us what to do': Fox News anchor confronts Reince Priebus over Trump's media criticism

'You don't get to tell us what to do': Fox News anchor confronts Reince Priebus over Trump's media criticism

 

 

 

NYC 'I Am A Muslim Too' rally protests travel ban

More than 1,000 people filled New York's Times Square on Sunday, Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons said the Muslim community was being used as a scapegoat, but that "diversity will prevail."

He headlined the event, joined by several religious leaders, including Imam Shamsi Ali of the Jamaica Muslim Center, who served as grand marshal of New York City's Muslim Day Parade last fall, ABC News reported.

In a statement issued last week, Simmons said: "We are living in a time when unity will make America great. This is a special moment for all Americans of goodwill to band together to promote the kind of compassion and equality for others that we want for ourselves."waving American flags and holding signs saying "No Muslim Ban." The "I Am A Muslim Too" rally, designed to support Muslim Americans and protest President Trump's immigration policies, was organized by several groups, including the non-profit organization Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU). New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told the crowd that America is "a country founded to protect all faiths and all beliefs."

Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons said the Muslim community was being used as a scapegoat, but that "diversity will prevail." He headlined the event, joined by several religious leaders, including Imam Shamsi Ali of the Jamaica Muslim Center, who served as grand marshal of New York City's Muslim Day Parade last fall, ABC News reported. In a statement issued last week, Simmons said:

"We are living in a time when unity will make America great. This is a special moment for all Americans of goodwill to band together to promote the kind of compassion and equality for others that we want for ourselves."

 

 

 

Utah Republican argues against equal pay for women: It’s ‘bad for families’ and society

In a letter criticizing a bill that addresses pay gap in the workforce, a Utah Green said in his letter, published Wednesday by the Park Record and the Wasatch Wave,

that men make more than women because they’re “the primary breadwinners” of their families, 

and paying women equally would somehow ruin the makeup of a traditional family where “the Mother” remains at home raising children.Republican said that men have traditionally earned more than women and, citing

“simple economics,”

argued that things should stay that way.

James Green’s letter to the editor, published in two local publications earlier this week, immediately prompted such outrage that within two days,

Green had written an apology and resigned from his post as vice chair of the Wasatch County Republican Party.

Green said in his letter, published Wednesday by the Park Record and the Wasatch Wave,

that men make more than women because they’re “the primary breadwinners” of their families,

and paying women equally would somehow ruin the makeup of a traditional family where “the Mother” remains at home raising children.

 

 

 

 

 

Trump cites (fake) attack in Sweden

President Trump — ridiculed over the weekend for apparently denouncing a terrorist attack in Sweden that had never happened — said Sweden baffled by supposed terror attack In claiming a link between refugees, terrorism and violence, Trump told a political rally in Melbourne, Fla., on Saturday: "You look at what's happening in Germany. You look at what's happening last night in Sweden ... Sweden ... who would believe this? Sweden, they took in large numbers, they are having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what's happening Brussels, you look at what's happening all over the world."Sunday he was referring to a Fox News report on violence in Sweden allegedly perpetrated by refugees.

"My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden," the president tweeted late Sunday.

Trump responded after criticism over a Saturday speech in which he listed Sweden along with Germany and Belgium during a discussion of terrorism. “We’ve got to keep our country safe," he said.

"You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden.

Sweden, who would believe this?” "Sweden?

Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound," tweeted former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt, a frequent social-media antagonist of the U.S. president.

 

 

 

75 years later, Japanese Americans recall pain of internment camps

Joyce Nakamura Okazaki was 7 years old in 1942 when her To commemorate the period, a year-long exhibition of photos, many by famed photographers Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange, and artifacts opened Friday at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Okazaki's experience is captured in a photograph of her and her sister in their mother's embrace at Manzanar, an image preserved in a Library of Congress archive. left their Los Angeles home and reported to a World War Two internment camp for Japanese Americans in California's remote desert.

She recalls crowded rooms filled with cots and embarrassment that the toilets at Manzanar War Relocation Center had no privacy. "Like Nazi Germany, we Japanese Americans were put into concentration camps," said Okazaki, now 82, while recognizing that detainees were not killed or tortured. "We were constantly under threat if we went near the barbed wire fences."familySeventy-five years ago on Sunday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which authorized the imprisonment of Japanese Americans. Some 120,000 were held at 10 camps because of fears that Japanese Americans were enemy sympathizers.

The United States had entered World War Two after Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor about three months earlier.

Photos from the era show their dislocation and loss of freedom: Neatly dressed men in jackets and ties queuing on city streets next to luggage and sacks on their way to camps.

A mother cradling a baby as she perches atop a bundle. Dusty and desolate barracks.

A detainee driving a tractor in a prison camp field.

To commemorate the period, a year-long exhibition of photos, many by famed photographers Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange, and artifacts opened Friday at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Okazaki's experience is captured in a photograph of her and her sister in their mother's embrace at Manzanar, an image preserved in a Library of Congress archive. left their Los Angeles home and reported to a World War Two internment camp for Japanese Americans in California's remote desert.

She recalls crowded rooms filled with cots and embarrassment that the toilets at Manzanar War Relocation Center had no privacy. "Like Nazi Germany, we Japanese Americans were put into concentration camps," said Okazaki, now 82, while recognizing that detainees were not killed or tortured. "We were constantly under threat if we went near the barbed wire fences."

 

 

 

 

 

DHS memos describe aggressive new immigration, border enforcement policies

(CNN)The Department of Homeland Security is set to release guidance on The memos from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to agency chiefs, obtained by CNN, are the first step to

putting Trump's aggressive immigration policies in place, with provisions that could make substantial changes to how immigration laws are enforced.

The guidance will tighten immigration laws on asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors entering the country and could send individuals awaiting immigration proceedings in the United States back to Mexico. President Donald Trump's immigration and border security executive orders that has sweeping implications for undocumented immigrants in the United States and those seeking to enter in the future.

The memos from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to agency chiefs, obtained by CNN, are the first step to

putting Trump's aggressive immigration policies in place, with provisions that could make substantial changes to how immigration laws are enforced.

The guidance will tighten immigration laws on asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors entering the country and could send individuals awaiting immigration proceedings in the United States back to Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

Report: Israeli leader turned down regional peace initiative

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli newspaper reported Sunday that Prime Netanyahu reportedly rejected the offer, saying he would not be able to garner enough support for it in his hard-line coalition government.

The initiative was also reportedly the basis of short-lived talks with opposition leader Isaac Herzog to join the government, a plan that quickly unraveled when Netanyahu chose to bring in nationalist leader Avigdor Lieberman instead and appoint him defense minister.Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-American Secretary of State John Kerry, in apparent contradiction to his stated goal of involving regional powers in resolving Israel's conflict with the Palestinians.

Haaretz reported that Netanyahu took part in a secret summit that Kerry organized in the southern Jordanian port city of Aqaba last February and included Jordan's King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. According to the report, which cited anonymous Obama administration officials, Kerry proposed regional recognition of Israel as a Jewish state — a key Netanyahu demand — alongside a renewal of peace talks with the Palestinians with the support of the Arab countries. Netanyahu reportedly rejected the offer, saying he would not be able to garner enough support for it in his hard-line coalition government.

The initiative was also reportedly the basis of short-lived talks with opposition leader Isaac Herzog to join the government, a plan that quickly unraveled when Netanyahu chose to bring in nationalist leader Avigdor Lieberman instead and appoint him defense minister.

 

 

 

 

At conference of world leaders, McCain blasts Trump's worldview

At conference of world leaders, McCain blasts Trump's worldview

 

 

 

Arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jails

It may violate a state law requiring law enforcement agencies to cooperate Arpaio's immigration raids and sweeps generated the most controversy during his time as sheriff, but his opponents also took him to task for how immigrants were treated in his jail system. That includes the presence of immigration officers at the jails and the "courtesy holds" that Penzone eliminated. An activist arrested during a protest against Trump and Arpaio last year sued the sheriff late last year and accused the office of unlawfully holding her overnight for a federal immigration check even though she is a U.S. citizen. Jacinta Gonzalez Goodman and others blocked off a road leading to a protest at a Trump rally in Fountain Hills during his presidential campaign.

with ICE on immigration matters to the fullest extent of the law, opening the door for sanctions against the county if the move isn't rescinded,

Kavanagh said.

The new rules come as President Donald Trump has issued executive orders demanding a tougher stance on immigration, carrying through on promises that were a centerpiece of the celebrity businessman's campaign.

Immigration officers have arrested hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally in the last week, including gang members, sex offenders and drug traffickers.

Immigrants say agents are also sweeping up people wanted on lesser offenses and tearing apart families.

The government says the actions are a continuation of policies during the presidency of Barack Obama, whose administration deported a record number of immigrants.

The actions and ensuing controversy are a replay of sorts from what happened in Phoenix over the last decade under Arpaio, who campaigned alongside Trump on several occasions.

 

 

Barcelona protest to support refugees draws thousands

Some 160,000 people have demonstrated in Barcelona to demand the The route took them from the Barcelona city centre to the Mediterranean coast - an end-point seen as highly symbolic given the fact that about 5,000 refugees are estimated to have perished in the sea in 2016.government allow more refugees into Spain from war-hit areas such as Syria. Marchers carrying placards and banners- many in

the Catalan language - accused the Madrid government of dragging its feet over the issue.

They say it has not honoured its pledge made in 2015 to allow more than 17,000 refugees into Spain within two years.

Over that time, Spain has accepted only about 1,100 refugees.

Police gave the estimate of the turnout at Saturday's protest in the capital of Catalonia,

organised by the Our Home is Your Home group, with many denouncing the government for not living up to its promises. Protest organisers quoted

by local media said that as many as 300,000 people took part.

The route took them from the Barcelona city centre to the Mediterranean coast - an end-point seen as highly symbolic given the fact that about 5,000 refugees are estimated to have perished in the sea in 2016.

 

 

San Antonio area commander charged in the Navy’s worst bribery scandal in its history

A Navy commander from the San Antonio area has been charged in the He is accused of accepting gifts, travel, sex from hookers and expensive meals from a company run by a corrupt contractor that gouged the Navy — and ultimately 

U.S. taxpayers — multi-millions of dollars.

Leonard Glenn Francis, a

6-foot-3-inch,

350-pound Malaysian known as “Fat Leonard,”

ran Glenn Defense Marine Asia in Singapore and pleaded guilty last year to bribing several Navy commanders in exchange for classified information on ship schedules for the Seventh Fleet.

armed service branch’s worst corruption scandal in its history.

Federal agents from California arrested Lt. Cmdr. Mario Herrera, 48, on Thursday at his Helotes home on a charge of conspiracy to commit bribery.

He is accused of accepting gifts, travel, sex from hookers and expensive meals from a company run by a corrupt contractor that gouged the Navy — and ultimately

U.S. taxpayers — multi-millions of dollars.

Leonard Glenn Francis, a

6-foot-3-inch,

350-pound Malaysian known as “Fat Leonard,”

ran Glenn Defense Marine Asia in Singapore and pleaded guilty last year to bribing several Navy commanders in exchange for classified information on ship schedules for the Seventh Fleet.

 

 

 

Migrants Choose Arrest In Canada Over Staying In The U.S.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police are reporting a flurry of illegal crossings One illegal crossing area that has become particularly popular among immigrants is in Champlain, N.Y., in the northeast corner of the state. At the end of Roxham Road, there's a big dead end and a "Road Closed" sign — but there's also a very heavily trafficked, trodden route through the snow that goes over into Canada. From the ditch, the border is about 15 feet away, and the Mounties — the Canadian police — wait on their side for those who will cross the border next.into Canada in recent months. Officials say Quebec province has seen the highest influx of people seeking asylum, with many crossing in snowy,

remote areas in northern New York.

One illegal crossing area that has become particularly popular among immigrants is in Champlain, N.Y., in the northeast corner of the state. At the end of Roxham Road, there's a big dead end and a "Road Closed" sign — but there's also a very heavily trafficked, trodden route through the snow that goes over into Canada. From the ditch, the border is about 15 feet away, and the Mounties — the Canadian police — wait on their side for those who will cross the border next.

 



Trump clarifies remarks on Sweden: I got it from Fox News story

"When you look at what's happening in Germany, when you look at what's happening last night in Sweden - Sweden!" he said during the rally. "Who would believe this? Sweden! They took in large numbers, they're having problems like they never thought possible."

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Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader found guilty

Pre-Emptive Reduction of Human Value as a "Tactic"

The favorite, and most used tactic... by those who sit in the seats of Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been found guilty of embezzlement and handed a five-year suspended sentence.power..., in an effort in controlling those who may challenge, or attempt to remove those who sit in the seats of power, is the act of "devaluing" the possible challenger.

Governmental Power Wielder's use the arm of Justice,

the most flexible and maneuverable arm,

extremely effectively when the measure of the value of an individual... can be extremely  devalued base on something as simple as a "charge" of committing a crime, or committing a fraudulent act,

even if the charges never go forward...,

or are subsequently dropped.  The damage was done.

In this instance, Alexei Navalny, is the current victim of the devaluing tactic used by the Russian government.

These types of tactics of devaluing individuals,

take place in every nation around the world.

 

 

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House rolls back rule restricting gun sales to severely mentally ill

Republicans run a muck... and no one is saying anything

The Old Boys of the Republican establishment, say nothing, as the The vote was 235-180.

"The Social Security Administration not only overstepped its mission with this regulation,

it discriminated against certain Americans with disabilities who receive Social Security benefits. 

The agency should be focused on serving all of its beneficiaries, not picking and choosing whose Second Amendment rights to deny," said Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, who chairs the Ways and Means Committee. Democrats complained

that repealing the rule,

which was adopted in the waning days 

of the Obama administration, would lead to more gun violence.

entire Republican loving American citizenship, remove the most common sense rules and laws..., like a pack of children let loose in a chocolate factory.

Removing rules associated with people with mental conditions having the ability to purchase fire arms...

suggests that the republicans have opted to act based on individual republican's wants, and not based on the established sworn oath to serve in the seat of power with respect for those whom they serve.

Rollback of laws that keep those of the banking industry,

being removed.

Rollback of laws that keep company from destroying our environment.

We are witnessing, not just the abuse of power, but, the abuse of power by all republicans around this nation, instituting rules and laws that are not part of the American Character.

Abuses by the Republican Party are taking place.

 

 

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White House addresses Bannon's views on Islam

Guilt by Association... is a legitimate position

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday addressed President Donald Trump’s views on Islam following media coverage of comments made by top advisor Steve Bannon.

In audio recordings reviewed by USA TODAY and discussed in an article published Tuesday, Bannon called Islam “the most radical” religion in the world and indicated he believes it is not a religion of peace. Bannon made the comments on his Breitbart radio show he hosted before joining Trump’s campaign in August 2016 and later his administration as chief strategist and senior counsel.Within the confines of your home, who you associate with, is your own individual business, and no human being have the right to dictate who you open your door too.

However, outside the threshold of your home, outside the boundary of your property, who you associate with matters.

The type of job you choose to work as the thing that pays you enough for you to live off of comfortably...,

matters to a certain extent.

Those that you choose to work beside, for the job that you choose to accept, matters to a certain extent.

However, if your a elected official, that sit in a seat of power that you manage and wield it's authority,

who you choose to work as your subordinate, represent the people to whom the office is responsible for, and their collective voice cannot be represented by any individual that can be construed as a

"Sexist, Racist, Homophobic, or Anti Muslim".

Donald Tump, has surround himself with people whom he trusts who believe as he believes, and every citizen that reside in any nation on earth, have the right judge all Americans based on the characteristics of Donald Trump.

 

 

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UK pardons thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws

Religion based laws... tormenting all humans to this day

housands of men convicted under now-abolished anti-homosexuality laws in Britain have been pardoned posthumously under a law enacted on Tuesday, and many more still alive can now apply to have their criminal convictions wiped out.

Prostitution, Homosexuality, Trans-gender,

has always been part of

Human Physical Characteristics, to include the mention of man having sex with males, and boys in the King James iteration of the Bible.

Yet, based on a individual human's interpretation of the meaning of the words written by men in the many different religious "Books",

natural human behavior, based on an individual chromosomes,

can be identified as
unacceptable human characteristics, and identified as mal human behavior to the extent, in some areas of the world, a human being can be mutilated, jailed or even killed, specifically due to the born with human characteristics.

We have allowed flawed individuals to dictate to us, what we are allowed to be... as a human being,

and not what our individual characteristics creates in us.

 

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Priebus: Green card holders will be allowed into US

When a Dweeb like Priebus has a voice....

Catapulted to power by providing the cover for the Trump's excessively flawed character traits and il manners...,

Priebus, the chairmen of the Republican Party, ignored many instances that should have removed Trump as a Republican Presidential Candidate,

has reaped the benefits of his loyalty.

When a wimp of an individual like Reince Priebus, has a position of power, and finds himself on the other-side of a interviewer's mic,

then you know that we have sunken to the bottom of the barrel

as a nation.

Individual's like Preibus, are nothing more than parasites who

"serve as willing ponds of bullies"

seeking power to steal, plunder, and feed the coffers of his loyal friends, as he is praised as being

"SMART"

Giving dignity to parasites like Priebus, fuels the delusion that he is worthy.

 

 

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Republicans Now Marching With Trump on Ideas They Had Opposed

Both Party's Mimic Each Other's Actions of "Protectionism"

From the time he became their candidate until he took the oath of office, congressional Republicans treated President Trump’s policy pronouncements — largely out of step with Republican dogma — as essentially a distraction. He would talk. They would drive the policies.Republicans only impeached former president Clinton for lying to the world for his act of denying the receipt of a blow job by an intern

"Monica Lewinsky",

and the Democrats didn't jail

 "1" person..., for the act of "attacking a sovereign nation"

by the Bush administration.

Both Parties work with

each other,
to ensure that the American citizens..., believe that those who sit in the seats of power, actually, hate the other side, while neither side,

ever really punish the other side, when a real act of criminal activity actually take place.

YOU ALL HAVE BEEN FOOOLLLLLLEEEEEDDDDD.

The Party Elected Members...

don't hate each other, they just put on a act to ensure that the under educated and non readers, vote for

1 of the only 2 parties, and back the party your forced to vote for.

You have failed as an individual.

 

 

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Student, doctor, son banned by Trump: Now what?

And even among those tasked with implementing the ban, confusion reigned. US Customs and Border Protection officials received conflicting information about whether the executive order applied to US permanent residents. The White House ultimately declared the ban did apply to lawful US permanent residents, though green card holders could apply for a waiver.

Was Your Vote For Trump "WORTH IT"?

Millions of

"individual lives have been directly affected  by trump".

Millions of family members, of those individuals who have been directly negatively affected by Trump's actions...,

was due to every vote that Donald Trump got.

If you voted for Trump,
"You Are Directly Responsible"

for any, and all pain, that individuals, and family members of individuals...,

who will suffer, for the next 4 years, must endure,

simply because you voted for a sociopath who cares nothing for you...

as the individual.

The Lives of those who are suffering at this exact moment in time,

as the result of Trump's acts....

is your fault... and not the fault of Trump...

You failed to do the individual

"due diligent to understand the character

of the individual that you voted for".

YOU FAILED AND THIS NATION WILL SUFFER

because you followed a man that lacks

"Quality Character Traits".

 

 

 

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Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time (Reuters exclusive) 1/1/17

 

At the Top..., Your aloud to
Commit Crimes,

Lie, Steal, Cheat, with impunity

 

Presidents, Prime Ministers, Prince, Lords,
and all the other high ranking titles assigned to a human being, based on the position that the individual holds, are labels, that assign the individual..., the rights and privileges,
far and above that of any and all individuals of that nation, to the extent that,
the individual, actually, can get away with all the mals
that would put the poor and the minority of that nation,
in jail for years.

 

The History of  Criminals
in leadership chairs, around the world, is as extensive as the
History of Human Beings,
regardless of who wrote the original writings,
for any... and all nations.

 

Years ago, I posed a question, with regards to this specific instance of
"The Arab Spring",
"Is 1 Man Worth It".

 

Within this question,
I provided a huge page... displaying the horrid and horrible results...
of the impact on lives of those who have been the victimized by...,
the then, infant destruction... that was taking place in this, now,
biblical human history level of destruction of a nation...
simply because a leader of the nation,
opted to stay, and use, brute force tactics... to control the citizens of the nation.

 

 

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Gun Violence Should Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis, Study Says 1/8/17

 

Hypocracy in Law Creation

Hypocracy in saving lives intentions

 

Thousands of lives are taken yearly, and those lives being removed,
include the lives of
Child Boys, Child Girls, Fathers, Mothers, Uncles & Aunts,
from a discriminant bullet fired out of the most destructive tool ever created by human beings, called a
GUN

 

Every Life Matters To Someone

 

We know that "Every Life Matters" because, we see the "Seat Belt" commercials that run constantly, bullying every American Citizen with words of intimidation,
guaranteeing penalties in the form of tickets...
if we don't follow the law designed to save our lives,
by "Buckling Up" when driving a car.

 

Then, there are the ever so intrusive unconstitutional civil rights violations
in the form of "Random Police Road Blocks", guised as
Preemptive Drunk Driver Search,
but yields huge sums of cash for city funding...
based on tickets issued out for
pass due vehicle registration,

expired driver's license, and
unbuckled seat belts,
while yielding less that 1% of all stops that would associate with an actual
conviction for a "real drunk driver" caught in these illegal stops,
all meant to save lives

 

 

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DeMarcus Cousins Traded to Pelicans for Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and More

You would be hard-pressed to find many better ways DeMarcus Cousins Traded to Pelicans for Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and Morefor an NBA team to improve its low-post presence than the addition of DeMarcus Cousins, and that is exactly what the New Orleans Pelicans did Sunday night. The Sacramento Kings traded Cousins to the Pelicans, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The deal still needs to be finalized, but Wojnarowski reported New Orleans will send Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and its 2017 first-round and second-round pick to Sacramento in exchange for Cousins and Omri Casspi. The '17 first-rounder going to the Kings is top-three protected, per ESPN's Marc Stein.

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Silver: State laws 'important factor' in deciding future All-Star hosts

NEW ORLEANS -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver put Texas and any other state considering legislation similar to North Carolina's controversial "bathroom bill" on "notice" while also making it clear that the recent travel ban has posed a "concern" and clashes with what the NBA represents. Under the proposed Texas legislation, people would be required to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate. Silver is monitoring the situation and said the NBA would keep its marquee

 

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John Calipari defends Mark Fox, college coaches in postgame rant

A fired-up John Calipari came to the defense of Georgia coach Mark Fox before launching into a two-minute tirade on "what bothers me about this profession" following Kentucky's 82-77 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday night.

A fired-up John Calipari came to the defense of Georgia coach Mark Fox before launching into a two-minute tirade on "what bothers me about this profession" following Kentucky's 82-77 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday night.

Despite leading 75-73 with 45 seconds remaining, the Bulldogs were unable to pull out a victory over Calipari's 13th-ranked Wildcats, suffering another close loss to drop them to 15-12 on the season and 6-8 in conference play.

 

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Cyrus Jones: I 'didn't feel a part of' Super Bowl win

Jones was selected in the second round (60th pick overall) by the New England Patriots in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Alabama product's rookie season wasn't without miscues.

On paper, Cyrus Jones is a Super Bowl champion, but the cornerback and punt returner feels otherwise.

"I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to," Jones told The Baltimore Sun. "I was part of the team, but I didn't feel a part of it."

Jones was selected in the second round (60th pick overall) by the New England Patriots in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Alabama product's rookie season wasn't without miscues.

As a Patriot, Jones averaged 4.2 yards on 11 punt returns and fumble five times.

Because his performance failed to mimic his collegiate play and a few snafus

 

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Hate Not,

Because You

Are Hated

 

 

A Black Man

is hated by a White Man

because the white man has been

taught to hate

by his family and friends,

taught that a black man’s place

is to serve a

white man.


A White Man

is hated by a Muslim

because the Muslim is taught

to hate a white man

by his family and friends,

taught that a White Man is

Pure Evil,

and cannot be trusted.

 

A Muslim Man

is hated by a Christian

because the Christian is taught

by his family and friends

that all Muslims are radical terrorist

who are brain washed enough

to commit a suicide attack.

 

A Heterosexual Male

Hates a Homosexual Male

because he was taught

by his family and friends

to believe that being homosexual

is a choice and not a

human characteristic by birth.

 

A Slim Man

hates an Over Weight Man

because he was taught that

being overweight is a conscious choice

and to choose to be overweight

should bring criticism.

 

An Attractive Woman Hates

a unattractive woman

because she is taught that

her beauty is more valuable

than the unattractive woman.

 

A Light Skinned Black Person

hates a Dark Skinned Black person

because he was taught

that dark skinned blacks are

not acceptable to the

white society.

 

A Very Smart Man

is hated by a Man that

hate to be directed

because he is taught

by his family and friends that

smart people are weird.

 

Each Instance

of one person hating another person

for any reason,

simply shows us all

that there are someone out there

that is taught to hate you

for any specific reason.

 

Hate is Taught

by family and friends, but,

once you become 18,

you ought to have gained enough knowledge

and experience to understand that

teaching hate of any kind,

is wrong.

 

To Hate anyone

that you don’t know or

never have had a relationship with,

of any kind…,

suggests that you are a person

of very bad character,

and having bad character…,

is hated by everyone.

 

 

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Refusal to Report Significant Facts

 

Interviewer's Ineptness

 

So many times, I have observed, casual interviews with individuals who ought to be
"chastised, corrected, and challenged" based on the individual's acts or actions, rather,
the interviewer's disposition represent that of openness, or lack of willingness to challenge any fact, or past act or action,
thereby, allowing the individual to appear to be a acceptable individual, irregardless of his/her past.

 

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Why Trump wants you to hate the media
(CNN)If you watched President Trump's astonishing press conference on Thursday, you might be forgiven for concluding that the most urgent problem facing America is that the media "is out of control." Some media "is fantastic," the president allowed. But on the whole, journalism is plagued by "false, horrible, fake reporting."

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Hundreds demonstrated Saturday by the courthouse in the northeast Paris suburb of Bobigny, calling for justice for the 22-year-old man arrested Feb. 2 in Aulnay-Sous-Bois during a ID check by four police officers. The young man — who is still hospitalized — says he was sodomized with a police baton. The situation has sparked a week of nightly unrest in several small towns with minority populations. One officer was charged with aggravated rape and three others with aggravated assault. All deny the allegations.Gangs of French youth clash with police in Paris suburb 2/12/17

Policing Used  for Citizen Control

Undermining Civil Rights

 

 

 

 

Trump just got checked and balanced 2/5/17

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Trump White House Faces Flurry of Probes After Flynn Resigns

Who's really surprised by this "Debacle"?

Chaos, Chaotic, Fragmented, Unstable, Un-trust Worthy

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker led the way, saying it’s time for Congress to launch a more comprehensive probe into Russian contacts with Trump allies, while Republican Roy Blunt of Missouri, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said it’s "likely" that Flynn will be called to testify before the panel. 

Blunt’s committee is already looking into the election-meddling allegations against Russia. Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina also said Tuesday that Flynn’s resignation is a critical turning point. 

The world of Donald Trump, described by the daily life of a man that does nothing but rub people the wrong way,

promoted to the greatest and most powerful seat on earth by people who appreciate a man that is anything opposite of the stiffs that stink up the halls of the house of representatives with such a repugnant odor that even acts of treason has gone un punished by those who are supposed to charge members with treason when appropriate.

Citizens of clean conscious have been dragged kicking and screening, along a dark road of broken glass, leaving scraped off peaces of flesh along the way.

It now is to late to change this current direction because of the 500 plus years of systematically designed upper echelon corruption

that is so good that members of congress and the senate work 10 hours a week, while being paid better that 99% of Americans, with a health plan so good that Jesus would be jealous, while they demand that Obamacare be removed for millions.....

and believe it or not, some of the still working crooks, actually have written rules that allow them to collect "Retirement Pay"

while they are currently still working for the house.

So....

Smile because we are all being raped.

 

 

 

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Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions As Attorney General

Racist History, welcomed with Open Arms

American Hidden Racism has yet to be totally realized by the entire During the past month, Democrats have brought up the past allegations of racism against Sessions, 

which sank his nomination by President Ronald Reagan three decades ago to be a federal judge. 

The then-U.S. attorney admitted he had made insensitive remarks and called some top civil rights groups such as the ACLU "un-American."American citizenship... because the "in-humane and barbaric"

act and actions by, not just those members of the many racist groups..., that have remained protected from view..., it is the supporting and cheering crowds of entire family members... in support of the beating or lynching of blacks, that were protected and hidden from public and media view.

In fact..., it wasn't until the mid 60s, via the use of the television camera's, capturing and broadcasting recordings of the civil rights marchers being beaten with clubs, attacked with police dogs, and the use of powerful water hoses used as projectiles against human flesh, did any sign of refuting of the racist America...

take place.

Today, Jeff Sessions, refused as a federal judge years ago, specifically due to his racist past, have been anointed as the top federal power wielder in these United States of America.

Perhaps a gift to the world, because now, every act and action by Jeff Sessions, provides a reasoning for all of those who publish their own perspective via a website, will begin to peal back the hidden racist acts of Jeff Session's past, thereby providing the world with the facts of his racist ways

that have been taking place for 60 plus years.

 

 

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Teens sentenced to read diverse books for vandalism charges

This is evidence of "Failed Parenting"

Judge Avelina Jacob, of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, handed down the sentence earlier this month. It requires the teens to read one book per month for the next 12 months from a list including titles like Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," Elie Wiesel's "Night" and Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Alex Rueda said.

The boys, all age 16 or 17, were sentenced for destruction of private property and unlawful entry after they vandalized the Ashburn Colored School on September 30, said Rueda, who recommended the sentence to the judge. 

The Ashburn Colored School was established in 1892 to provide local African-American children who belonged to an adjacent church an education, said Deep Sran, the founder of Loudoun School for the Gifted, which owns the property the Ashburn Colored School is on.The responsibility as a parent, is to provide quality decision making, and continued guidance of conscientious awareness that would ensure that the children, are aware of their daily acts and actions, such that the child recognizes, how his/her words and actions, negatively, or positively, affects others.

A Failed Parent is validated by the decisions and the daily poor acts and actions of his/her child/children.

These children validate the failure of their parents in these actions of "racism" that has now been viewed by the entire world, yet, the weight of these children actions will negatively affect them more because they will be identified as

"the ones" who are racist and raised to be racist.

Perhaps these children maybe able to change for the good, but, one has to point the eye of judgment on the parents, more so than the children because it is the parents who have failed.

 

 

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What's next after one month of Trump drama

Four weeks. Twenty-eight days. It feels like 280 days. I feel 280. If 9/11 was far more serious and scary, and the ramifications lasted far beyond that fateful morning. But in a way it was a more conventional (though nonetheless horrifying) story of geopolitics and ideology. We journalists knew how to cover them both. Donald Trump is exhausting even the news-hungry political journalists, I wonder what he is doing to the rest of

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For the first three weeks I started the day repeating a mantra, "watch what he does, not what he says."

I've discarded that notion.

What Mr Trump says and how he says it is an important part of his presidency.

His rhetoric, both in person and Twitter, appeals to his supporters.

It's new and fresh and irreverent.

But one day it could also be his undoing. He is increasingly losing respect among key Republicans, and he needs them to govern

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(CNN)One person has died and at least 19 people are injured after a The emergency services at the scene have evacuated about 50 passengers, according to the national railway operator Infrabel. Some of them are seriously

injured. 

Infrabel said in a statement that the accident took place at about 1:15 p.m.

local time as the train with about 

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leaving 

Leuven station for reasons yet

to be determined, it said, and 

one of the cars overturned.

passenger train in Belgium derailed Saturday east of Brussels,

police in the town of Leuven said.

The emergency services at the scene have evacuated about 50 passengers, according to the national railway operator Infrabel. Some of them are seriously

injured.

Infrabel said in a statement that the accident took place at about 1:15 p.m.

local time as the train with about

100 people on board was traveling from Leuven toward Brussels,

the capital.

The train derailed shortly after leaving  Leuven station for reasons yet

to be determined, it said, and  one of the cars overturned.

 

 

Columbia University accidentally accepts, then rejects students

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Fox host Shepard Smith slams president, Trump supporters call for his head

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Wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students

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The group said consideration of ACT and SAT scores in applications restricts opportunities for the poor and thus upholds "white supremacy."

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