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Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan has warned US President-elect Donald Trump to avoid off-the-cuff remarks once he takes office.

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Gift of freedom: how Obama's clemency drive tackled aftermath of 'war on drugs'

Last April, two months after Ramona Brant walked free from prison “I was no good, I couldn’t think,” Brant recalls. “This is the person who used his executive power to say ‘Enough is enough, you can go home now’. Then he invites me to lunch. I couldn’t believe this.”having served 21 years of a life sentence for a first-time non-violent drug offense, she found herself outside the Busboys and Poets restaurant in Washington as a convoy of limousines drew up. A tall black man got out of the central vehicle and greeted her with the immortal words: “Hey Ramona, come on, I’m taking you to lunch.” “I was no good, I couldn’t think,” Brant recalls. “This is the person who used his executive power to say ‘Enough is enough, you can go home now’. Then he invites me to lunch. I couldn’t believe this.” By the end of lunch, Brant had composed herself sufficiently to make Obama a heartfelt promise. She told him that she would not allow his name to be tainted by anything she did that would send her back to prison. “I will honor you with my freedom,” she said. “And that is what I have done.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

End Of 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Means Cubans Can Join Ranks Of Undocumented

There's a popular saying in Spanish — O todos en la cama, o todos en el This special treatment ended this week when, in the final days of his administration, President Barack Obama announced an abrupt end to the policy, a capstone to his two-year-old effort to reestablish relations with Cuba. Effective immediately, Cubans arriving on U.S. soil without a visa will be treated just like any other immigrant. They will be turned away.suelo.

It conveys a selfless commitment to equal treatment, and translates roughly like this:

Either we all get the bed, or we all get the floor.

Among many immigrants in the U.S., there's been a feeling that when it comes to the spoils of U.S. immigration policy, the government has given Cubans the bed all to themselves, while it has relegated others – Mexicans, Haitians, Central Americans — to the floor. This is because of the so-called "wet foot, dry foot" policy, which since 1995 has granted Cubans who touch American soil a privilege not afforded other immigrants who come without a visa: the right to stay and get on a fast-track to citizenship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black pastors rally in Washington for AG nominee Jeff Sessions

WASHINGTON — A group of black pastors Monday criticized African-“There is an attempt by some to demonize people and call them racist when there is actually no proof for it,” Evangelical Bishop Harry Jackson said at a Capitol Hill news conference. “Let me say clearly, Sen. Sessions is not a racist.”American opponents of attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions for demonizing the Alabama Republican, instead characterizing him as someone who shows “respect and care for people of all races.”

The ministers are holdout Sessions supporters in a much larger crowd of opponents among Southern black clergy and African-American and civil rights groups, including the North Carolina Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Alabama NAACP and the activist group PICO, which uses congregations and churches to help in community organizing.

“There is an attempt by some to demonize people and call them racist when there is actually no proof for it,”

Evangelical Bishop Harry Jackson said at a Capitol Hill news conference.

“Let me say clearly, Sen. Sessions is not a racist.”

“There is an attempt by some to demonize people and call them racist when there is actually no proof for it,” Evangelical Bishop Harry Jackson said at a Capitol Hill news conference. “Let me say clearly, Sen. Sessions is not a racist.”

 

 

 

 

 

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Summit warns against unilateral actions

Representatives of nations at a conference aimed at kick-starting peace Representatives of nations at a conference aimed at kick-starting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have warned that neither side should take unilateral actions.talks between Israel and the Palestinians have warned that neither side should take unilateral actions. In a statement, delegates at the summit in Paris also restated their commitment to the two-state solution. But they shied away from criticising President-elect Donald Trump's suggested US embassy move to Jerusalem. Palestinians welcomed the conference, but Israel called it "rigged". Neither side was invited to participate in the day-long summit, which was attended by 70 nations, but they were were invited to hear the conclusions.

This led the UK government to question how effective the conference, which it decided to attend in "an observer status", could be in solving the conflict.

A UK Foreign Office statement said it had "particular reservations" about a conference "intended to advance peace between the parties that does not involve them", adding that it had not signed up to the communique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Trump Inauguration, Apologizes to LGBT Community (Exclusive)

Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Trump Inauguration, Apologizes to LGBT Community (Exclusive)

 

 

 

 

Kamiyah Mobley: 'Tears of joy' for stolen baby's family

The grandmother of a girl stolen more than 18 years ago as a newborn The grandmother of a girl stolen more than 18 years ago as a newborn baby has described her "tears of joy" at discovering that she is alive and well.baby has described her "tears of joy" at discovering that she is alive and well. Velma Aiken told the BBC it was a good feeling to know that Kamiyah Mobley was "all right and looking good". Ms Mobley was abducted in July 1998 from a hospital in Jacksonville, in the US state of Florida. DNA tests confirmed her identity. The woman she thought was her mother was charged with kidnapping. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Ms Mobley appeared in good health, a "normal 18-year-old woman".

The office said it had acted on 2,500 tips since the abduction and received one last year to @MissingKids that eventually broke the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video shows police tackling and beating a black man suspected of stealing a car. It was his

Pinned to the ground by officers who kneed and struck him, Lawrence “This is my vehicle, sir,” he said, his voice captured by the dashboard-camera video.

“I have evidence . . . I purchased this vehicle Jan. 23, 2015, from Libertyville Chevrolet.”

It wasn’t enough. The officers placed him in handcuffs in the driveway of a church, two blocks from the police station in Evanston, Ill. 

Police released the dash-cam video earlier this week, detailing the half-hour encounter that sparked a civil suit from Crosby and a discussion about race and policing in this city of 75,000, just north of Chicago. The video includes footage from the dash cam of one of the officers involved in the altercation. But it’s also synced with video of a personal dash cam Crosby kept running in his car.Crosby screamed whatever he could think of to convince them that he was a law-abiding PhD student, not a violent car thief.

“This is my vehicle, sir,” he said, his voice captured by the dashboard-camera video.

“I have evidence . . . I purchased this vehicle Jan. 23, 2015, from Libertyville Chevrolet.”

It wasn’t enough. The officers placed him in handcuffs in the driveway of a church, two blocks from the police station in Evanston, Ill.

Police released the dash-cam video earlier this week, detailing the half-hour encounter that sparked a civil suit from Crosby and a discussion about race and policing in this city of 75,000, just north of Chicago. The video includes footage from the dash cam of one of the officers involved in the altercation. But it’s also synced with video of a personal dash cam Crosby kept running in his car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protesters shut down Milo Yiannopoulos event at UC Davis

(CNN)A speech by right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos' at UC A speech by right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos' at UC Davis was over before it even started Friday after protests erupted, forcing sponsors to cancel the event. Davis was over before it even started Friday after protests erupted, forcing sponsors to cancel the event.

Thirty minutes before the Breitbart tech editor was scheduled to speak, the UC Davis College Republicans canceled the controversial talk after consulting with the university's

police department and student affairs officials.

Former pharmaceutical executive, Martin Shkreli had also been scheduled to speak at the event.

"I am deeply disappointed with the events of this evening," said Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter. "Our community is founded on principles of respect for all views,

even those that we personally find repellent.

As I have stated repeatedly, a university is at its best when it listens to

and critically engages opposing views, especially ones that many of us find upsetting or even offensive."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump rips 'all talk,' 'no action' civil rights icon Lewis

Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump harshly responded to "Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart

(not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. 

All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis on Saturday, calling him "all talk"

and "no action" after Lewis said Trump was not a "legitimate" president. "Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart

(not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results.

All talk, talk, talk - no action or results.

Sad," Trump tweeted Saturday, which happened to fall on the weekend of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

Lewis -- an ally of King who was brutally beaten by police in Selma, Alabama, in 1965 while marching for civil rights -- represents a Georgia district that includes most of Atlanta.

On the campaign trail, Trump regularly decried crime in urban areas while pledging to revitalize neighborhoods primarily populated by black Americans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Lewis to skip inauguration, says Trump not a 'legitimate president'

John Lewis to skip inauguration, says Trump not a 'legitimate president'

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect The government has repeatedly denied using such weapons during the civil war, which is almost six years old, saying all the attacks highlighted by the inquiry were the work of rebels or the Islamic State militant group.

President Bashar al-Assad and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, according to a document seen by Reuters.

A joint inquiry for the United Nations and global watchdog the Organisation for the

Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had

previously identified only military units and did not name any commanders or officials.

Now a list has been produced of individuals whom the investigators have linked to a series of chlorine bomb attacks in 2014-15 - including Assad, his younger brother Maher and other high-ranking figures - indicating the decision to use toxic weapons came from the very top, according to a source familiar with the inquiry. The Assads could not be reached for comment but a Syrian government official said accusations that government forces had used chemical weapons had "no basis in truth".

 

 

 

 

 

 

No U.S. charges for S. Carolina ex-deputy seen throwing student

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it would not bring federal The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it would not bring federal civil rights charges against a former sheriff's deputy seen in a 2015 video flipping a South Carolina high school student out of her chair and tossing her in a classroom.civil rights charges against a former sheriff's deputy seen in a 2015 video flipping a South Carolina high school student out of her chair and tossing her in a classroom.

The department said that while it looked at whether former school resource

officer Benjamin Fields

used unreasonable force, there was no evidence to indicate that he willfully deprived the student of her civil rights.

The widely seen video of the arrest by the white officer of the black student in

October 2015 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia

raised questions of possible

racial bias and reignited concerns that the proliferation

of police in U.S. schools could criminalize behavior once handled more quietly by

school officials.

"This decision is limited strictly to an application of

the high legal standard required to prosecute the case under the federal civil rights statute,"

the department said in a statement.

"Mistake, misperception, negligence or poor judgment are not sufficient to establish a federal criminal civil rights violation," it said.

Fields was then a Richland County sheriff's deputy assigned to the school.

The girl had refused educators' orders to put away her phone and leave the class, authorities said after the incident Fields

was fired shortly after the video went viral.

On Tuesday,

he filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the Richland County

Sheriff's office,

the school district and others,

online court

records showed.

Attorney Scott Hayes told local media that Fields felt vindicated. Hayes was not immediately available for comment. In September, a South Carolina prosecutor decided against criminally charging Fields.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Report: Across the U.S., police contracts shield officers from scrutiny

In late 2013, a San Antonio police officer stood accused of handcuffing a early in 2014, backed by the city council, City Manager Sheryl Sculley proposed reforms to the police union contract in the Texas city. She wanted to eliminate a clause that erased prior misconduct complaints from cops' records, increase citizen participation in the complaint process, and end officers’ ability to forfeit vacation time rather than serve suspensions.woman in the rear of his police car and then raping her. The same officer had remained on the force despite prior sexual misconduct complaints and other brushes with the law.

• A majority of the contracts call for departments to erase disciplinary records, some after just six months, making it difficult to fire officers with a history of abuses.

• Nearly half of the contracts allow officers accused of misconduct to access the entire investigative file – including witness statements, GPS readouts, photos, videos and notes from the internal investigation – before being interrogated.

• Twenty cities, including San Antonio, allow officers accused of misconduct to forfeit sick leave or holiday and vacation time rather than serve suspensions.

• Eighteen cities require an officer’s written consent before the department publicly releases documents involving prior discipline or internal investigations.

• Contracts in 17 cities set time limits for citizens to file complaints about police officers – some as short as 30 days. Nine cities restrict anonymous complaints from being investigated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Report says Chicago police violated civil rights for years

CHICAGO — Chicago police have violated the constitutional rights of The Justice Department began investigating the nation's third-largest police force in December 2015 after the release of dashcam video showing a white officer shooting a black teenager named Laquan McDonald, who was hit 16 times as he walked away from police holding a small folded knife. The video of the 2014 shooting, which the city fought to keep secret, inspired large protests and cost the city's police commissioner his job.residents for years, permitting racial bias against blacks, using excessive force and shooting people who did not pose immediate threats, the Justice Department announced Friday after a yearlong investigation.

Officers endangered civilians, caused avoidable injuries and deaths and eroded community trust that is "the cornerstone of public safety," said Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division.

The federal report blamed "systemic deficiencies" within the department and the city, including insufficient training and a failure to hold bad officers accountable for misconduct.

The findings come just days before a change in administration, from a White House that has strongly backed the federal review process to President-elect Donald Trump's, whose commitment to the system is unclear.

The Justice Department began investigating the nation's third-largest police force in December 2015 after the release of dashcam video showing a white officer shooting a black teenager named Laquan McDonald, who was hit 16 times as he walked away from police holding a small folded knife. The video of the 2014 shooting, which the city fought to keep secret, inspired large protests and cost the city's police commissioner his job.

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Ryan tells undocumented immigrant he doesn't want to deport her

(CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan was asked point-blank Thursday by a "That's the problem he wants to focus on. This is not the focus. And so what we have to do is find a way to ensure that you can get right with the law," he said. "We have to figure out how to fix this, but to do that, people need to have confidence that our laws are being followed, people know who's coming and going and we need to have a secure border."woman whose parents brought her to the US as an undocumented immigrant at age 11, and who has remained in the country for 21 years since: "Do you think that I should be deported?"

"I can see that you love your daughter and you're a nice person who has a great future ahead of you, and I hope your future's here," Ryan responded during a CNN town hall in Washington moderated by Jake Tapper.

President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to repeal President Barack Obama's executive actions that allowed undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children and their families to remain in the country without fear of deportation. Ryan said lawmakers are talking with Trump's transition team about those immigrants -- and said Trump's focus is on violent criminals and building a US-Mexico border wall.

 

 

 

 

 

US man pays tax bill using five wheelbarrows of coins

US man pays tax bill using five wheelbarrows of coins

 

 

 

 

 

 

In rare demonstration, thousands protest power cuts in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Thousands of people took to the streets on The demonstration began in the Jebaliya refugee camp, and as it grew in size, the crowd marched toward the nearby offices of an electricity distribution company, chanting: "Raise your voice, electricity cuts mean death." 

Thursday to protest chronic power cuts in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, in one of the largest unauthorized protests in the territory since the Islamic militant group took power a decade ago. Hamas has shown little tolerance for dissent, and it moved quickly to contain Thursday's demonstration. Police fired in the air to disperse a crowd of stone-throwing protesters and blocked journalists from the area. A day earlier, Hamas-run authorities arrested a local comedian who made a viral video lamenting the power shortages during the cold winter season.

 



AP Interview: Lynch says US must hold police accountable

As a younger lawyer, Loretta Lynch prosecuted New York police officers who sodomized a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom. As attorney general, she's broadened her focus to go after entire police departments for unconstitutional practices.

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Controversial megachurch pastor Eddie Long dies at 63Controversial megachurch pastor Eddie Long dies at 63

 

Brexit: UK 'could change economic model' if single market access deniedBrexit: UK 'could change economic model' if single market access denied

 

Mike Pence: No contact between Trump campaign and RussiaMike Pence: No contact between Trump campaign and Russia

 

McDonough: Obama sees Trump as 'freely elected,' defends Lewis

 

Serbia-Kosovo train row escalates to military threatSerbia-Kosovo train row escalates to military threat

 

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Gambia President-elect Barrow 'to stay in Senegal until inauguration'Gambia President-elect Barrow 'to stay in Senegal until inauguration'

 

France to Trump: Don't move U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

 

Berlin housing official Andrej Holm 'fired over Stasi links'Andrej Holm has come under fire over his links to East Germany's secret police

 

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City of London grapples with new EU shake-up

 

Trump’s Plan to Quickly Recall Ambassadors Is ‘Risky Move’: Experts

 

Trump cancels MLK day visit to African American history museum

 

GOP lawmaker on Trump's Lewis tweets: 'Dude, just stop'GOP lawmaker on Trump's Lewis tweets: 'Dude, just stop'

 

Is it OK to watch porn in public?According to Prof Clare McGlynn from Durham University who specialises in the law around porn, there's little to stop someone viewing pornographic material in public - on public transport, in a library, in a park or a cafe, for example.

"It's like reading a book," she says. "They are viewing lawful material which is freely available, and restricting people's access to it presents other challenges."

 

6 Dead in Winter Storms as Kansas and Missouri Brace for More Ice

 

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Israel says Nazi camp excavations unearth link to Anne Frank

 

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German high court could outlaw neo-Nazi party

 

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NAACP Sits in at Sessions' Mobile Office

Why Now.. and Why This.... Black Folks ask?

As an opponent of the vote, he can't be trusted to be the chief law enforcement officer for voting rights.” An NAACP statement cited accusations from Sessions’ 1986 Senate confirmation hearings over his nomination for a federal judgeship when he was accused of making a number of racially insensitive remarks. At the time, a witness said Sessions called the NAACP “Communist inspired.”

A Sit In by the NAACP

as a response to

"newly elected donald trump selection",

have lead to a

anti NAACP response by those of the small media community....

to ask of the NCAA...

WHY NOW?

Personally, I have posted articles that speak directly to the NCAA, with no inkling of a human response, via a rebuttal posted on the NCAA Website, nor have I been contacted by any member of the NAACP regarding my posts.

A "SIT IN" now, after the 8 years of the mal treatment of the American Sovereignty representative by this nation's first

"Black President"

met with silence by, not just the entirety of the Democratic Party, also, the silence of the NAACP, even as many black interest have, not just expounded on the NCAA P's ineptness, but emailed members of the NCAAP with no responses what so ever... to include ASKFMB.

WHY NOW... NCAAP?

Your lack of action have not gone un noticed or un scrutinized.

 

 

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The children of Mosul talk about life under Islamic State. They saw things no child should see

History...

provide the facts of

"War & the affects to children"

His favorite subject: soccer. I asked if he had attended the Islamic State's religious schools in Mosul. Just for a day, Iyad said. Militants required families to pay for school books, which his could not afford, he said. His father, who had worked cleaning a school before the Islamic State captured the city in 2014, did not support the extremists, lost his job and had to sell cakes with his children to make ends meet.

Human History and Historians

can provide factual, and scientific facts associated with the negative and destructive affects of war on the consciousness of children,

yet, we as human beings, continue to deny the actual life affects of extremely damaging psychological destruction of the minds in those whom see visuals of inhuman volatile attacks that kill dozens,

as grown men of 20 plus years of life.

What degree of mental, and emotional long lasting damages that affect the life's psyche of  a 6 year old, who is subjected to this war life reality because a leader refuses to leave and opts to attack citizens, calling them terrorist because the asked the leader to leave?

No need to discuss what the possible affects of war on the mind of a child is... because we know...

The Question Is:

those who sit in the seats of authority and decision making,

who have led us towards these wars....

why we have not, either fired these individuals, or remand them to authority to be tried for the crimes that describe their participations of the creation of the conditions of possible war

continues to be the flaws of poor character in the citizens individualism.

 

 

 

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Israeli police question PM over corruption allegations

So long as you don't harm "The Nation"

"We've been paying attention to reports in the media, we are hearing the celebratory mood and the atmosphere in the television studios and the corridors of the opposition, and I would like to tell them, stop with the celebrations, don't rush," he said. "There won't be anything because there is nothing." Israel's Channel 2 TV has reported that Netanyahu accepted "favors" from businessmen in Israel and abroad, and that he is the central suspect in a second investigation that also involves family members.

For the past 30 plus years, Israel leaders have had an issue with the Presidents of the United States of America, in that, the Palestinian position that Israel has taken, has been a position that all past presidents have disagree with, yet, they expressed their discontent with those that sit at their side... and not expressing their discontent when  the public will actually hear their words.

Now... after Netanyahu have pissed the current president, Obama, off for the last time, and he takes action,

that other president chose not to take, by choosing to not vote against the UN on the behalf of the same Israel, and it's current leader...

who stabbed him in the back several times....

GUESS WHAT....

President Obama... chose to not protect this Israel leader and it is

 Israel that is feeling the pain, which is something that the leaders of Israel.... refuse to allow.

Corruption Allegations.... investigations against Netanyahu are intended to convince the average Israeli.... that the power brokers of of Israel, still are in charge.

This highly public smack on the wrist is a statement, and if there are subsequent charges, then it was determined that warnings were ignored and Natenyahu needed to be brought down, because the vote by the UN has done serious damage.

 

 

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Van Jones: 'The Clinton days are over'

BOOM!

The End of the Clinton's.

The End of the Democrats business as usual.

The End of the Republicans business as usual.

The History of both parties is a cesspool of

Crony ism, Nepotism, & Conflict of Interest,

Van Jones: 'The Clinton days are over'with the word "accountability" representing the meaning of what is not what takes place when lives are lost,

when huge sums of money is wasted on pet projects,

when one party swears allegiance to private parties with impunity,

when one party takes this nation to a war... and no 1 goes to jail,

when the American road crumble under our very feet,

when a congress pledges to ensure that the President of this great nation "FAILS" and by denying any and all acts and actions

and not be charged with treason.

It's time for the local

"Plumber, Teacher, Bar Tender, or Garbage Truck Driver"

to run for offices because the lawyers and the rich and powerful

have had 500 years to prove they can lead.... and they have failed.

 

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Democrats fret over identity politics in Trump era

2 Party Identity Problem will only get worse

Democrats fret over identity politics in Trump eraTrump's win is the failure of both the

Democrats & Republican Party's failure to produce

quality and qualified political candidates...

PERIOD...

Ones History Matters to the extent that.... today... candidates who have any type of poor character traits exposed in past acts and actions, will be broad casted to the people, in real time, such that,

major media conglomerates attempts to ignore the many dings to past acts by a candidate, will show up on someone's website like ASKFMB.COM.

Exposure to the truths have filtered out poor candidates, thus, leading to the Dem's in selection of Hillary Clinton,
who has an extensive history of flawed actions, but who has a sociopath personality type that thinks that she can get away with lies and flaws..., so long as some would continue to march to her drum.

Past Actions Matter Now.

 

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Jeff Sessions Omits Decades Of Records For His AG Confirmation Hearing

A History of Racism can't be just ignored...

The groups, which include Alliance for Justice and People for the American Way, reviewed the questionnaire that Sessions filled out for the Senate Judiciary Committee ― it requires complete documentation of employment history, published writings, interviews and speeches, among other things ― and found “astonishingly deficient” responses.

Jeff Sessions, in the past, have been denied positions specifically because of his history of racism, and now, he's being considered to join the Trump's Team of
Cesspool of the

Under Qualified, Crony's, & Like minded Racist.

Jeff Sessions believes in these times,

with the right president,

he will be protected from harsh scrutiny of his past acts and actions.

Thus far, Trump have gotten away with selecting anyone he chooses, he's gotten away with excessive conflicts of interests, and this will continue... so long as those whom are currently in the position of authority,  responsible for vetoing Trump's acts, who are, and were also under qualified for the position they currently own,

will do absolutely nothing.

So, lets see how this Session's thing plays out.

 

 

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Trump adopting same behavior he criticized Clinton for

The Corrupt calling Corrupt... Corrupt...

who do you believe

Now: While Trump has promised to separate himself from his businesses, there is plenty of overlap between his enterprises and his immediate family. His companies will be run by his sons, Donald Jr and Eric. And his daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have joined Trump at a number of meetings with world leaders of countries where the family has financial interests.Who didn't know that Donald Trump was a

deceitful, deceiving, liar?

Common... raise your hand high in the air...

if you truly  believed that Trump "would not" stack his deck with all the people of his ilk?

It has always been Trump's tactics to mis-lead, maneuver, or manipulate the circumstances for his individual benefit.

The 3 Principles of  "Organized Organization Management"

have already been destroyed by Trumps selections for individuals to take on positions in his presidential administration.

NEPOTISM, CRONYISM &

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The 3 labels that, when applicable in any organizational structure, will ensure flawed production,

flawed decision making, flawed application of any process,

and piss poor results.

Trump's selections represent

"Under Qualified for specific areas of expertise that the individual will be responsible to lead"

Yet... it was Trump that was accusing Clinton of running a "pay to play" organization, when the selections themselves, validate that Trump is applying the

pay to play criteria with his selections.

Republicans have always been huge hypocrites, and the next 4 years will remind the world of that exact fact

DAILY.

 

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel will re-assess its ties with the United Nations.

The move comes after the Security Council adopted a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building on occupied land.

The resolution was passed after the US refused to veto it, breaking with long-standing American practice.

Washington has traditionally sheltered Israel from condemnatory resolutions.

Israel settlements: Netanyahu orders UN ties review 12/25/2016

Israel's Netanyahu leads Jews

in partnership with Racist

 

One's individual flaws, can lead an entire nation towards destruction...,, when that individual

leads an entire nation...
based on his/her individual personal desires,
dispite the needs of the nation of millions.

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
has stabbed
President Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry,
and the American Citizens..., in the back for the past 8 years....
to appease his personal desires, and greed,
to remain on power.

 

Now..., Israel's Netanyahu's latest obscene behavior, has lead him to shake of the hand of a "out right racist in Donald Trump",
who has exploited the American racist history for his own benefit, seeking the warm confines of the bossom of the racist Trump,
as his new protector against the UN sanctions
for Israel's flawed acts and actions.

 

What is the value of your nation, when your leader's make deals with the same type of people, that, all but,
removed your people from existance?

 

CORRECT YOUR LEADERSHIP ISRAEL

 

It says a lot when the United Nation's can't sanction
Syria because of China &  Russian's Veto's,
based on it's flawed leader..., Assad's past 5 years of actions that sent "Millions" of his own citizens, fleeing for their lives.

 

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Snowden says Petraeus disclosed ‘far more highly classified’ secrets ‘than I ever did’Exclusive: Snowden says Petraeus disclosed ‘far more highly classified’ secrets ‘than I ever did' 12/6

3 Degrees of American Justice

 

The Facts and Statistics, speak for themselves, but, when visual evidence and audio recordings.. yet, seem to ensure that some get justice, and some does not, I have concluded that America's Justice System operates based on ones
"Life Status".

 

The existing 3 Degrees of American Justice Systems are as described:

Level 1: Rich, Powerful, & Elected officials

 

Hillary & Bill Clinton, David Petraeus, are prime examples of how those in powerful positions, do not get prosecuted for doing things that a person in the 3rd category would do, and not find him/herself in jail.

 

Level 2: Those with $ to pay for good lawyers

 

Huge sums of money is required to be paid to a lawyer in order to ensure that one gets a decent defense, and not because the money pays for the best lawyer, but, because the money is the basis for the amount of effort a lawyer would be willing to apply to your case.

 

Level 3: Poor, Minorities, and Indigent

 

The Justice System for Poor, Minorities, & Indigent
is nothing less that a system of rigged objects, and rigged conclusions, that can only be voiced by "confessing" to a crime that one has not committed...,
in order to be ensured "not" to be sentence for decades of jail time.

 

The troubling web of excessive high bail for simple allegations such as trespassing, lead to either jail time for weeks, or the sacrifice of ones months of savings, that reduces the individual to constant and repetitive visits to the life of empty bank accounts, simply because the individual could never afford a defense that would actually apply the rules of
"standard defense of ones rights".

 

 

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NFLPLAYOFFS

 

SEATTLE

24

20

Seattle is the proven team with the proven players compared to the Falcon's known  "chokers"

PICK6, INT's have destroyed ATL at th most crucial times

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Mistakes cost Seattle in a significant way, and then they get their ass beat between the lines

Penalties cost big and stopped all momentum.

ATLANTA

20

36

HOUSTON

23

16

The Vaunted Patriots Destructive Machine ought to easily destroy this Houston team, as expected

HOWEVER.... the game ends at the end of 60 minutes

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Houston's QB absolutely SUCKED, missing open recievers, getting sacked for holding the ball. At 6'8", and can't throw an accurate 7 yard pass speaks to why the Texans lost. however, that Tx D will be hell next year.

ROGGERS.. MVP

NEW ENGLAND

26

34

GREEN BAY

23

Dallas ground pound, and systematic offensive dominance will continue and Green Bay miracles won't be enough

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Roggers used his skills as a football surgen to slice and dice up the Cowboys in a way that was undocumented.

But... the Boys rose to the occassion, tied the game up with 4 left.  A super bowl quality game.

DALLAS

30

STEELERS

27

At home, outside, in the cold, can the Chiefs survive the Steeler's offensive explosion?

Without mistakes, Steelers can win this game

CHIEFS

26

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DIVISIONAL GAMES

 

 

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Kisha, You Gave Me

A Purpose

 

Today is your 27th Birthday, and I want you to know that I love you in a way that only a father can love his only daughter.


Kisha,

you gave my life a purpose,

and it has never dawned on me until I realized that you’re an

independent, strong minded, individual woman.

I did a fine job serving as an outside dad,

and you are living proof that my life’s purpose was successful.

 

You May ask,

how did you give my life purpose?

 

Here is how.

 

From the day that you were born,

as a 21 year old boy, I had a lot of dreams, but,

I was hard headed, stubborn and full of youthful ways.

 

I was a immature boy with great athletic talent and a brain that was possibly capable of being molded into one of the greatest minds in the U.S..

 

However, I was a young, I had no direction and no purpose,

I was lost and didn’t have any future plans,

I was living each day with no specific ambitions.

 

Your Birth, 1 month before my 22nd birthday, changed all that I was.., at that time.

Your Birth, caused me to recognize that I have a entity in my hands that I can love until the day that I die.

 

Within six months of your birth, my life had completely changed, I was a “dad”, I had responsibilities,

I had a reason to live, I had a purpose to “want” to wake up each day,

I had a “child”.

 

A Year after you were born, you began to talk, walk, roam around, and you wanted to touch everything,

you wanted to explore all the things in the house and it gave my heart great pleasure to lay on the floor with my daughter, crawl around with you,

and tell you about every item that you touched,

and ensure that you didn’t fall down,

ensure that you didn’t hurt yourself,

because you were my daughter,

and I had the perfect love,

right there in your small being.

 

Shortly after your first birthday,

I joined the Marines, because I needed a good job to support you and your mom,

I needed stability for you and our small family, and my joining the marines gave us a foundation,

the type that all young families need in order to survive.

 

I took my responsibility as your dad to heart,

you were my reason for my decisions,

because as your young dad, it was my responsibility to ensure that your every need was covered.

 

The next 5 years brought changes to our family,

your mom and I were not meant for each other,

and I made a heart wrenching decision to move out, but, my love for you and your 1 year old brother,

kept me focused.

 

I refused to fade away from your heart,

I made it my life’s purpose to continue to be your dad, so I ensured that I maintained a presence in your life, by visiting you regularly and calling you regularly,

just to tell you “I Love You”,

because I knew that you needed know my voice and know that your dad was just a phone call away.

 

The Years passed, and I continued to call you and your brother regularly,

I made specific trips to visit you and your brother once a month, and I loved the thought of seeing you after a 4 or 5 hour drive,

just to see the excitement in your eyes, and I enjoyed our movie and pizza dates,

where you and your brother would enjoy being beside your dad.

 

After each visit, on my drive back home,

the tears in my eyes were tears of happiness and love, because I was dad.

 

My Purpose over the years, never changed, and I believe that as an outside dad,

my life was controlled by my focus of ensuring that I maintained a connection with you and your brother, and it was that focus and purpose of being a good outside dad that kept me out of trouble,

it was my purpose daily to do the right thing so that nothing would cause me not to make my journey of love to visit you and your brother each month.

 

Today,

you turn 27 years old, and for me, you have provided me with a 27 year purpose, and it continues each day, because I’m still daddy,

and your still my “theeth”.

 

I look forward to 27 more years, and I look forward to more trips to visit you as your life continues,

and you continue to cause me to have a purpose

each and every day.

 

I love you with all my heart.

 

DADDY

 

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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,
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When it was Palma's turn in court, Judge Richard Walton was short. Palma tried to explain that he was an American. But Walton simply asked Palma if he wanted time to get a lawyer; Palma said yes. Court recordings obtained by NPR show that Palma then softly asked Walton what his chances were of staying in the country.

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with a cop".

If you can imagine..., as a parent, having to train your child on how to "Drive a Car",

Black American's have the responsibility to train their children, especially... their Son's, on how to behave when interaction with a cop,

in order to avoid being killed, a task required since 1886, after the abolishment of slavery.

Slavery By Another Name,

a documentary that provides a great look into the 50 years after slavery was abolish, and the resulting life of former Slaves,

who had to exist in a "extremely" racist America.

American Racist Foundation
has been exposed to the world by the election of TRUMP.

If you are "IGNORANT" of Trump's family racist past and your an American Citizen, then it's your fault,

because you have qualified as a fool.

When you stand in front of a judge, and you do not know the law,

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New York governor proposes free tuition at state colleges

IMAGINE FREE EDUCATION!..

What would you study?

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make free tuition a reality at New York's public colleges.

EDUCATION is the EQUALIZER

On earth, ones level of education can boost one from any lower caste system of living.  Education is the equalizer and the ability to attain higher education can provide the road out of a life of

poverty, harsh living conditions, and the struggles of not being able to afford a decent life of living well.

 

 

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Philadelphia police investigating videos of officer fighting teenage girl

Psychological Incapable should be scrutinized before given authority

The Temperment and Mentel Competence

Monday after two families reportedly gathered at the location to fight.

Witnesses began recording as police arrived on the scene and attempted

to get the brawling families to disperse. 

The videos both show one unidentified officer grabbing a 16-year-old girl and pushing her away. 

The two then get into another confrontation 

which ended with the officer throwing the gir

to the ground

and repeatedly throwing punches while on

top of her. 

The Philadelphia Police Department's

Internal Affairs Unit is investigating the incident.of an individual is the most over looked area of scrutiny, and investigation..., when considering hiring individuals for positions of authority, and positions of power over any citizen.

This mistake often leaves the door open for the possibility that a hired person that has mental conditions, or people who have a propensity to resolve confrontation with verbal, and physical aggressiveness, will find themselves on a video slamming a "child", or sitting on top of a child "punching" the child relentlessly.

The lack of any type of accountability for those who sit at the top of the chain, who are often incapable of managing, or organizing... change that lead to quality vetting...,

ensures that all lower ranking chain links standards are far short of their bare minimums.

Quality begins at the top, and all flaws at the top,

magnifies

piss poor performance at a system level.

 

 

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JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister said Thursday that an upcoming The conference comes days before U.S. President Barack Obama hands off to President-elect Donald Trump, who is expected to be much more sympathetic to Netanyahu's government than the outgoing administration was.

French President Francois Hollande said Sunday's conference aims at ensuring the support of the international community for the two-state solution as a reference for future direct negotiations.conference in Paris aimed at reviving peace talks with the Palestinians was "rigged" and that Israel was not bound by anything decided there.

Dozens of countries are set to attend the conference on Jan. 15, where they may endorse an international framework for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vehemently opposes such a move, saying it would undermine the negotiating process.

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U.S. Troops Arrive In Poland, But Will Trump Keep Them There?

The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, from Fort The 62-year-old appeared oblivious to the icy temperatures on Thursday as he patiently waited at a sleepy border crossing 100 miles southeast of Berlin for the U.S. military convoy to arrive. 

Carson, Colo., has begun moving into Poland as part of the biggest U.S. military deployment in Europe since the end of the Cold War. It's part of an Obama administration effort to deter perceived growing Russian aggression in Eastern Europe. The Kremlin isn't happy. "These actions threaten our interests, our security," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "Especially as it concerns a third party building up its military presence near our borders. It's not even a European state."

 

 

 

 

Russia says US troops arriving in Poland pose threat to national security

The Kremlin has hit out at the the biggest deployment of US troops in The force, intended to counter what Nato portrays as Russian aggression in eastern Europe, marks the first time that US troops will be permanently stationed along Russia’s western border. 

About 1,000 of a promised 4,000 troops arrived in Poland at the start of the week, and a formal ceremony to welcome them is to be held on Saturday.Europe since the end of the cold war, branding the arrival of troops and tanks in Poland as a threat to Russia’s national security.

The force, intended to counter what Nato portrays as Russian aggression in eastern Europe, marks the first time that US troops will be permanently stationed along Russia’s western border.

About 1,000 of a promised 4,000 troops arrived in Poland at the start of the week, and a formal ceremony to welcome them is to be held on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has agreed to provide The decision was quietly made public Thursday with a notice in the Federal Register, the government's official journal. Beginning in March, the cash payouts from the Department of Veterans Affairs may supplement VA health care already being provided to eligible veterans stationed at the Marine base for at least 30 days cumulative between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987. Veterans will have to submit evidence of their diagnosis and service information. 

disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion to veterans who had been exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

The decision was quietly made public Thursday with a notice in the Federal Register, the government's official journal.

 

 

 

 

Justice Department inspector general to investigate pre-election actions by department and FBI

The Justice Department inspector general will review broad allegations of Democrats and Clinton herself have blamed Comey for the Democratic candidate’s loss, arguing that the renewed inquiry and the FBI director’s public missives on the eve of the election blunted her momentum. Comey has faced months of criticism, some of it from former Justice officials, for violating the department’s policy of avoiding any action that could affect a candidate close to an election. 

misconduct involving FBI Director James B. Comey and how he handled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s email practices, the inspector general announced Thursday.

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Trump brands claims of compromising material 'sick and phoney'

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House GOP leader has price list for donors

WASHINGTON – A donation of $100,000 will get you a one-on-one At its core, the program for the Scalise Leadership Fund is similar to a basic Washington fundraising event, where a group of donors write checks and spend a couple of hours mingling with the candidate or member of Congress at a cocktail party. The difference is that with Scalise’s joint committee program, the donation limits are higher and the benefits it provides extend throughout the year.
coffee with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and access to more than a dozen other private political events throughout the year, according to a sliding scale menu of benefits for donors to the Louisiana congressman.

The fundraising brochure for the Scalise Leadership Fund — titled "2017 Team Scalise Programs and Benefits" — is a nine-page fundraising menu for donors to choose their level of access, which increases with the size of the check written.

The document was obtained and published by the Center for Media and Democracy, a left-leaning Wisconsin government watchdog group.

It provides a rare look into how prominent members of Congress and their parties collaborate to give deep-pocket donors one-stop shopping opportunities.

Campaign finance experts say the fundraising structure is legal.

It follows donation limits and the rules for how several different organizations divide the proceeds.

And it is a procedure used by any number of other joint fundraising committees created by Democrats and Republicans.

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