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Cost to oust Islamic State from Mosul: 9,000+ civilians dead

MOSUL, Iraq — Between 9,000 and 11,000 people were killed in the nine-Cost to oust Islamic State from Mosul: 9,000+ civilians dead month battle to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, a civilian casualty rate nearly 10 times higher than has been previously reported, an Associated Press investigation has found. The deaths are acknowledged neither by the U.S.-led coalition, the Iraqi government nor IS's self-styled caliphate. Iraqi or coalition forces are responsible for at least 3,200 civilian deaths from airstrikes, artillery fire or mortar rounds between October 2016 and the fall of IS in July 2017, according to the AP investigation, which cross-referenced morgue lists and multiple databases from non-governmental organizations. Most of those victims are simply described as "crushed" in health ministry reports.

The coalition, which did not send anyone into Mosul to investigate, acknowledges responsibility for only 326 of the deaths.

"It was the biggest assault on a city in a couple of generations, all told. And thousands died," said Chris Woods, head of Airwars, an independent organization that documents air and artillery strikes in Iraq and Syria and shared its database with AP. "Understanding how those civilians died, and obviously ISIS played a big part in that as well, could help save a lot of lives the next time something like this has to happen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump issues first commutation

President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of a man eight years into a Trump's commutation of the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, 57, marks his first commutation and the second use of his clemency powers since taking office, including his controversial pardon earlier this year of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.27-year term for bank fraud, the White House said Wednesday afternoon.

Trump's commutation of the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, 57, marks his first commutation and the second use of his clemency powers since taking office, including his controversial pardon earlier this year of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The White House, in its statement announcing the move, claimed bipartisan support for the action. The case against Rubashkin started after an immigration raid on a kosher meatpacking company that he owned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row over French anti-racist lands minister in mess

A French campaigner on race and feminist issues has landed the government Row over French anti-racist lands minister in mess of President Emmanuel Macron in an embarrassing mess,

after she was deselected from an official advisory committee apparently because of her outspoken views.

Rokhaya Diallo, a 39-year-old journalist of West African origin, was one of 30 personalities named a week ago to the National Digital Council, a

quasi-governmental body whose task is to analyse the impact of new information technologies on society.

But just a few days later the minister for digital affairs, Mounir Mahjoubi, asked for a new list of names, making it clear that Ms Diallo's presence on the panel was not conducive to the necessary "serenity" for the

council to do its job.

It followed pressure from opponents of Ms Diallo - not all of them on the political right - who say her past comments decrying "state racism"

in France and defending the Islamic veil show

she is unfit for a position advising ministers.

'Intersectional' feminism

But the government's decision to remove her has

now backfired badly, with the council's president on Tuesday leading a mass resignation of members in protest against the interference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.N. Human Rights Investigator Barred By Myanmar

The United Nation's human rights investigator assigned to Myanmar says she Yanghee Lee, U.N. human rights special rapporteur to Myanmar, talks to journalists during a news briefing in Yangon, Myanmar, in July.is being barred access to the country, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled what the

U.N. describes as ethnic cleansing. Yanghee Lee, a U.N. special rapporteur who works with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, says she has been told that the Myanmar government will neither cooperate with her nor grant her access to the country for the remainder of her tenure.

Lee was scheduled to visit Myanmar in January to assess human rights in the country, particularly in western Rakhine state, where the Rohingya are concentrated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

European Court Says Uber Is A Transport Company, In A Win For Taxi Drivers

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Uber is a transport European Court Says Uber Is A Transport Company, In A Win For Taxi Drivers service, not merely a tech platform, citing the "indispensable" link the company creates between drivers and passengers. Siding with taxi drivers in Spain, the court said Uber should be regulated in the EU. A taxi drivers association in Barcelona had complained that Uber was guilty of unfair competition and misleading business practices, seeking to overturn the status quo that has allowed Uber to avoid licensing and regulation under transportation service laws. Today's ruling resolves much of that years-old case. With the ruling by Europe's highest court, Uber can now be regulated as a transport service at the national level within the EU's member states.

While acknowledging Uber's status as an intermediary service between drivers and riders, the court ruled that because Uber's purpose "is to connect, by means of a smartphone application and for remuneration, non-professional drivers using their own vehicle with persons who wish to make urban journeys, [Uber] must be regarded as being inherently linked to a transport service and, accordingly, must be classified as 'a service in the field of transport' within the meaning of EU law."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poland judiciary reforms: EU takes disciplinary measures

The European Union has launched unprecedented disciplinary measures against Poland judiciary reforms: EU takes disciplinary measures Poland, saying its judicial reforms threaten the rule of law. It said 13 new laws in two years have allowed the government to

"interfere significantly"

in the judiciary. Poland has been given three months to address the concerns.

In defiance of the EU move, President Andrzej Duda signed into law two bills reforming the Supreme Court and the National Council of the Judiciary.

Mr Duda said this would deepen democracy in Poland, improve the justice system and restore citizens' faith in the judiciary.

Poland's conservative government called the EU decision "political".

It has repeatedly stated that the reforms are needed to curb inefficiency and corruption.

What is the EU saying?

After almost two years monitoring the situation in Poland, the European Commission - the EU executive - said this was a matter of "common concern" for the 28-member bloc.

At a meeting in Brussels, the Commission decided to launch disciplinary measures, called Article 7, and asked Warsaw to: Not apply lower retirement age to current judges Remove the discretionary power of the president to prolong the mandate of Supreme Court judges Remove the new retirement regime for judges including the discretionary powers of the Minister of Justice Restore the independence and legitimacy of the Constitutional Tribunal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damian Green resigns from cabinet

Damian Green, one of Theresa May's closest allies, has resigned from the He quit after he was found to have made "inaccurate and misleading" statements about what he knew about claims pornography had been found on a computer in his Commons office in 2008.
cabinet after an investigation found he had breached the ministerial code. He quit after he was

found to have made "inaccurate and misleading" statements about what he knew about claims pornography had been found on a computer in his Commons office in 2008.

In his resignation letter, Mr Green apologised for his actions.

In her response, Mrs May expressed "deep regret" at his departure.

Mr Green, who as first secretary of state was the PM's deputy, had been under investigation regarding allegations of

inappropriate conduct.

He denied suggestions that he made unwanted advances to a female journalist, Kate Maltby, in 2015 and viewed pornography on a computer in his Commons office in 2008. An official report by the Cabinet Office found that statements he had made about being unaware pornographic material had been found on his computer were "inaccurate and misleading" and as such fell short of the ministerial code.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerusalem UN vote: Trump threatens US aid recipients

US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off financial aid to countries Jerusalem UN vote: Trump threatens US aid recipients that back a United Nations resolution opposing the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Earlier this month, Mr Trump took that step amid international criticism.

"They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us," he told reporters at the White House. "Let them vote against us.

We'll save a lot. We don't care."

His comments come ahead of a UN General Assembly vote on a resolution opposing any recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The draft resolution does not mention the US, but says any decisions on Jerusalem should be cancelled. Earlier, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned member states that President Trump had asked her to report on "who voted against us" on Thursday.

The status of Jerusalem goes to the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel occupied the east of the city, previously occupied by Jordan, in the 1967 Middle East war and regards the entire city as its indivisible capital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Procedural Snag Delays GOP Tax Victory

Procedural Snag Delays GOP Tax Victory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Children’s Health Program Running Dry, Parents Beg Congress: ‘Do the Right Thing’

WASHINGTON — With more and more states running out of money for the With Children’s Health Program Running Dry, Parents Beg Congress: ‘Do the Right Thing’ Children’s Health Insurance Program, parents took their case to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, pleading with Congress to provide money before their sons and daughters lose health care and coverage.

But the program, known as CHIP, which insures nearly nine million children, took a back seat as lawmakers raced to pass a $1.5 trillion tax cut. CHIP’s fate, it appears, is now caught up in a messy fight over an end-of-the-year deal on spending that must be struck by Friday to avert a government shutdown.

“CHIP is being used as a pawn in larger debates and negotiations,” Linda Nablo, the chief deputy director of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, said Tuesday in an interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

Federal officials on Tuesday ended a moratorium imposed three years ago on A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted funding research that alters germs to make them more lethal.

Such work can now proceed, said Dr. Francis S. Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, but only if a scientific panel decides that the benefits justify the risks. Some scientists are eager to pursue these studies because they may show, for example, how a bird flu could mutate to more easily infect humans, or could yield clues to making a better vaccine.

Critics say these researchers risk creating a monster germ that could escape the lab and seed a pandemic. Now, a government panel will require that researchers show that their studies in this area are scientifically sound and that they will be done in a high-security lab. The pathogen to be modified must pose a serious health threat, and the work must produce knowledge — such as a vaccine — that would benefit humans. Finally, there must be no safer way to do the research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino woman, detained by ICE despite being US citizen, sues

LOS ANGELES - The American Civil Liberties Union and a law firm have filed As she tried to leave the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, Plascencia said she was met by immigration enforcement agents, handcuffed and placed in the back of a van. She spent the rest of the day in ICE custody, fearful that she would be deported despite becoming a citizen nearly 20 years ago. a lawsuit on behalf of a San Bernardino woman who spent a day in immigration custody despite repeatedly saying that she was an American citizen. Guadalupe Plascencia, 60, spent the night of March 29 in jail because of a decade-old bench warrant related to her alleged failure to appear as a witness in a court case. She said a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy asked her to sign documents that night acknowledging that officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had inquired about her immigration status.

As she tried to leave the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, Plascencia said she was met by immigration enforcement agents, handcuffed and placed in the back of a van. She spent the rest of the day in ICE custody, fearful that she would be deported despite becoming a citizen nearly 20 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A recount just knocked Virginia’s statehouse out of Republicans’ hands — by a single vote

A key House of Delegates race flipped to a Democratic candidate, setting up a A recount just knocked Virginia’s statehouse out of Republicans’ hands — by a single vote50-50 chamber. The recount of the vote tally for a key race in last month’s Virginia House of Delegates elections concluded on Tuesday. And incredibly enough, when the dust settled, the Democratic challenger led the Republican incumbent by just one vote — an outcome that, when certified, would deprive Republicans of their majority in the chamber. Yes, that’s right:

A single vote in a single race appears to have tipped a chamber in Virginia’s state legislature from what looked like a 51-49 Republican majority to instead a 50-50 even split between the parties (if the current tallies in other races hold up). The outcome in this district is expected to be certified by judges tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Republicans Who Said They Oppose Arctic Refuge Drilling Just Voted To Allow It

WASHINGTON — Less than three weeks after signing onto a letter opposing 6 Republicans Who Said They Oppose Arctic Refuge Drilling Just Voted To Allow Itthe latest GOP-led effort to open up 1.5 million acres of Alaska’s fragile Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development, six House Republicans voted in favor of a tax bill that allows just that.

In a late November letter to congressional party leaders, GOP Reps. Dave Reichert (Wash.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Ryan Costello (Pa.), Patrick Meehan (Pa.), Mark Sanford (S.C.) and Carlos Curbelo (Fla.) ― and six of their colleagues ― said the refuge, also known as ANWR, “stands as a symbol of our nation’s strong and enduring natural legacy.”

“Any development footprint in the refuge stands to disrupt this fragile, critically important landscape,” the group wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

But on Tuesday, Reichert, Fitzpatrick, Costello, Meehan, Sanford and Curbelo all voted in favor of the final tax proposal.

The bill includes a provision, introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), that would require Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to approve at least two lease sales for drilling — each covering no less than 400,000 acres — in the refuge’s coastal plain area.

This region in northeast Alaska, also know as the 1002 Area, is home to polar bears, moose and caribou, and it has been the subject of a decades-long battle between energy companies and conservationists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Civilians Than ISIS Fighters Are Believed Killed In Mosul Battle Listen· 8:15

At the main cemetery on the west side of Mosul, Iraq, kids play among the More Civilians Than ISIS Fighters Are Believed Killed In Mosul Battle Listen· 8:15 makeshift headstones sticking out of freshly dug mounds of red earth.

Some of the markers are broken slabs of concrete painted with the names of the neighborhoods where the bodies were found.

"Boy and girl" reads one from the Zinjali district. In other places, a single headstone gives no indication of the multiple bodies buried

underneath. But the gravediggers remember everything.

"We dug these graves with a bulldozer. This is an entire family. One, two, three, four, five, six," says Hamid Mahmoud Hussein, counting the bodies in a single grave. He and the

others buried bodies while shooting was still going on around them.

Months of vicious fighting — the battle started in October 2016 and ended in July 2017 — left

destruction so extensive that U.S. commanders compare it to the World War II battle for Stalingrad.

More than five months later, the civilian death toll is still being calculated. The Iraqi government won't talk about casualties.

But figures obtained by NPR from the Mosul morgue put the number of civilians killed at over 5,000. That is likely more than the number of ISIS fighters believed to have been in Mosul and presumed dead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zambia's new Chinese police officers removed after outcry

Zambia's police force has scrapped plans to employ eight Chinese nationals Zambia's new Chinese police officers removed after outcry barely 24 hours after it unveiled the scheme, following a public outcry.

The new reservists were commissioned in the capital, Lusaka, on Monday.

But the decision prompted widespread anger, especially in light of a ruling taken earlier this year that bans police officers from marrying foreigners for "security reasons".

Not even Zambians with dual-nationality are allowed to join the police.

Dickson Jere, a lawyer and former presidential spokesman, said the constitution was clear on the matter.

He told the BBC's Focus on Africa radio programme that the entire incident was an "insult" - to others in the police, but also other Zambians. "When we see a uniform of the police, it signifies our identity. It signifies our sovereignty," Mr Jere said. "How would we be feeling to see a police officer and be saluting a Chinese [national] in our own country?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At least 61 dead after days of violence in Ethiopia's Oromiya region

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 61 people have been killed in clashes At least 61 dead after days of violence in Ethiopia's Oromiya region between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, officials said, the latest bout of violence to highlight increasing instability in a province racked by bloody protests in

2015 and 2016.

From Thursday, 29 ethnic Oromos were killed by ethnic Somali attackers in the region's Hawi Gudina and

Daro Lebu districts, regional spokesman Addisu Arega Kitessa said.

The violence triggered revenge attacks by ethnic Oromos in another district,

resulting in the killing of 32 Somalis who were being sheltered in the area following a previous round of violence. "The region is working

to bring the perpetrators to justice," the spokesman said in a statement.

The cause of the latest violence was not known, but it followed protests in Oromiya's Celenko town where the region's officials said 16 ethnic Oromos were shot dead on Tuesday by soldiers trying to disperse the crowd.

"We do not know who ordered the deployment of the military. This illegal act should be punished," said Lema Megersa, the region's president. The clashes are likely to fuel fears about security in Ethiopia, the region's biggest economy and a staunch Western ally. Lema's comments also illustrate growing friction within Ethiopia's ruling EPRDF coalition, since unrest roiled the Oromiya region in 2015 and 2016, when hundreds of people were killed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mom, Pop -- you're the losers in this tax plan

(CNN)As the Republican tax plan continues to advance -- and morph -- with Mom, Pop -- you're the losers in this tax plandizzying speed, those of us in the accounting business continue to be astonished by the thickening maze of loopholes emerging from the bill.

As a CPA, I could be celebrating these loopholes.

After all, I would be able to save my clients a lot on taxes and could be invited to fly along to, say, the Cayman Islands to set up an offshore account under the new regulations.

Four days at the beach with a fully-stocked hotel minibar and all the HBO and Showtime programs I can watch -- all fully deductible for me and my client.

Sounds nice, right?

Wrong. As someone who has served small businesses for more than 30 years, and co-chair of an organization called Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform, I am not cheering. Small business owners aren't cheering the bill either.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry Richardson Puts Panthers Up for Sale Amid Misconduct Allegations

Jerry Richardson Puts Panthers Up for Sale Amid Misconduct Allegations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protesters storm Congress to fight tax bill, as cameras point elsewhere

The mission on Monday afternoon was the same as it had been since June: Protesters storm Congress to fight tax bill, as cameras point elsewhere Show up in the halls of Congress, and get arrested.

More than a hundred protesters crowded into the meeting and dining rooms of the Capitol Skyline Hotel to get trained before the final burst of civil disobedience against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

They chanted “When we fight, we win,” but the meaning of “winning” was slightly tweaked. “When we fight,

we win; when we drag this out, we win,” said Paul Davis, the national advocacy coordinator at the left-leaning Housing Works. “They thought that

they would pass this thing before Thanksgiving, and it’s halfway to Christmas!”

Like the Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and like the ACA itself in 2009, the GOP’s tax cut package has spurred protests in Washington and around the country.

There have been sit-ins (and sleep-ins) at congressional offices, rallies on the lawn outside the Capitol, and daily arrests outside of the rooms where the tax bill has been voted out.

The likely passage of the bill, however — both parties expect it to slide through Congress this week — has already sparked a discussion of why the opposition failed.

Key Republicans who seemed to shift after health-care protests, such as Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), have listened to protesters and gotten behind the tax bill anyway. Protesters, like the Democratic Party itself, have watched the public support for the tax bill sink to somewhere between 25 and 40 percent, just as ACA repeal did.

 



Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with Trump's transition organization.

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Cannabis and vaping more popular than smoking among US teens

Now You know Why Weed has been

"Black Balled"

It has never made since that "Weed" is classified as a

"Top Tier Drug" equal to "Heroin & PCP", but, long ago, I figured it out.

The answer is in the title of this article, in that, when smoking weed, "people smoke less cigarettes, people drink less alcohol, people drink less wine".

Long ago, those in the Cigarette industry recognized the effectiveness of purchasing "elected officials", and they used this effective method to ensure that their competition finds its way "extremely illegal".

Long ago, the alcohol industry figured out the same thing, and both cigarette and alcohol industries understood that weed reduces the desire or cigarettes and alcohol, thus,

Weed has been Black Balled to this day, and the cat is out of the bag now.

 

 

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Trump lashes out at senator amid calls to resign over sexual misconduct allegations

Sexual Mis Conduct by Trump in this tweet

Trump lashes out at senator amid calls to resign over sexual misconduct allegations

The Tweet:

"Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!"

This Tweet by Trump "is" "Sexual Harrassment" and "is"

a act of bullying.

If your and individual who is a recipient of such a tweet from an individual that is a representative of "any entity", you would have evidence of the "harrassment" that you have suffered.

This tweet privides the evidence that Trump is capable of being Sexually Abusive, Attacking, and Abusive.

Those of you who don't see this tweet as an inappriate attack are individuals who don't understand your individual rights to be treated with dignity and respect.

 

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Star U.S. Diplomat Quits With Fiery Letter To Rex Tillerson

Your Power is your Refusal to serve with flawed people

You surrender your power each day when you choose to continue to work for, and work beside flawed people, because if you took your talents away from that working environment, you take away skills that the flawed environment "need".

It is your individual talent that makes you the powerful person that you are, and you surrender when you choose to work with and for.

It is your willingness to take the abuses from those who behave in an unacceptable manner, that allows the abuser to continue.

It is you who give the power to those who abuse by not

DEMANDING FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT.

This example of a individual expressing her perspective of the flawed decisions, flawed leadership in the Trump Admin that removes the power from those whom she serves under, and returns dignity and strength back to her individualism.

So many of you work for and with abusers each day, afraid to take a stance, afraid to leave, afraid to take your power with you and seek out employment in another environment.

Take back your power by

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EU's Federica Mogherini rebuffs Netanyahu on Jerusalem

Netanyahu on Trump's backing but... he gets the hand

Birds of a feather flock together, which is a perfect description of EU's Federica Mogherini rebuffs Netanyahu on Jerusalem the relationship between Trump and Netanyahu, who are individuals who represent all the flaws in individuals who dream for power and will do anything to get it, just to abuse it.

Trump's action this past week that threw America's support behind Israel and against the Palestinians, can't be over stated, or over exaggerated.

Immediately, Netanyahu got on his broom and he is flying around the world attempting to get the pat on the back by all nations, but, Natty got the hand from several entities that understand exactly the type of treatment that the Palestinians have received from Israel for the past 40 plus years.

A Nation's Human Characteristics are personified by the behavior of it's leaders who sit in the seats of power and carry out actions that labels the nation as "flawed, racist, abusive, or great".

Israel's past 40 plus years have been that of the first 3 traits, even as the Palestinians also have failed to produce quality leadership, it has been Israel's use of it's powerful military to dominate and dictate that has represented the worse of the two.

 

 

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CNN exclusive: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign

World Watches a Nation Degrade into

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Al Franker became the Democratic Sacrificial Lamb

CNN exclusive: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign specifically because of his past sexual allegations that took place long before he took the office of Senator, and now, the spotlight is on Trump, who's own sorted history of sexual predoctoral ways are now being displayed for a second round.

What we know about Trump and "REPUBLICANS"...

both are "Hypocrites" that preach to others while the break the very rules that they preach against.... blatantly.

Now, the world watches as America's Immoral President
drag America down the road of debauchery, racist disposition, and degradation of all human values.

Trump embraces all the immoral character traits of those around the world, who believe in bribery, lying, theft, separatism, sexual assault, as examples in Trumps admiration of Putin, and his standing with Roy More. You are the company that you keep.

REPUBLICANS ARE TRUMP

 

 

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Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.

Regulations Removed by Trump ensures abuses

Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S. In every area of daily life in the U.S., past rules and industry regulations were long ago designed to protect the American Consumers from abuses in the form of

"excessively high prices", or "poisoning based on flawed processes".

For the past 20 years, republicans have been preaching "regulations" as being the shackles that have constrained growth, even after the debacle of the Bush Admin that led to the American Financial Collapse that cost the American Citizens $Trillions.

4 Cent for a pill in one part of the world, costs Americans $400 bucks, because the removal of regulations have removed all accountability and we are now back in the 1800s during the days of The Wild Wild West.

Stupidity in the "Voting Booth" is the cause.

 

 

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Democrats urge Senator Franken to quit amid groping claims

Franken's History exposes flawed behavior...,

who else?

This new world of constant news postings 24 hours a day, by Democrats urge Senator Franken to quit amid groping claims
thousands of venues..., for people all around the world to use, forces the major media big guys to talk about

"everyone and everything".

Abusive Sexual Behavior that have permeated all professions,

around the world, to include the political hallways that serve as the avenues to decisions that control all people's daily lives...,

now, "exposure" and "being exposed"

is serving as the "correction" for flawed and abusive behavior by "Men In Power".

Franken's past behavior, at the time of his actions, were acts of childish behavior gone uncontrolled, and those past actions have come back to haunt him, and he, correctly, have resigned the position of great power, regardless of his current behavior.

EXPOSURE & BEING EXPOSED

will now serve as the "Behavior Check" for all, and this new tool will help to at least, control the amount of flawed behavior that we allow.

 

 

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Russia probe tests Pence in-the-dark defense

Ignorance is no excuse, especially, when in a power position

For months, VP Pence, has been relegated to the job of "cleaning Russia probe tests Pence in-the-dark defense up" Trump's messes that he have been creating all around the world, a task that include something as simple as showing up to an NFL Football Game, long enough to stand for the anthem, and then leave in a planned protest of the NFL Players who kneel in a peaceful protest.

Pence use also, came in comfortably in the excuse to fire former director of the FBI, Comey, however, Trump subsequent of the firing, stated his true intent to fire Comey even prior to announcing that the reason for firing associated with a lie to the VP.

With the amount of news coverage that has taken place over the past 12 months, regarding Trump's actions, Pence is no position to claim "ignorance" or "being excluded"

because the papers have provided enough information for him to choose to "do something".

 

 

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Reza Zarrab case: Gold trader implicates Turkish president Erdogan

Poor Character in Leaders World Wide

In the U.S.A, the President entire administration is under Reza Zarrab case: Gold trader implicates Turkish president Erdogan investigation due to his obvious connections with Russians that are known crooks.

In Israel, the President and his wife is under investigation for corruption, and it's not just that corruption is the issue with Israel, it's their apartheid treatment of the Palestinians.

In Turkey, President Erdogran has been a idiot for years, and for the past 2 years, he has removed hundreds of police officers, hundreds of teachers and was a subject of a possible "coup", now Erdogan is being tied to a crooked stock market trader, and this will, if proven, bring his flawed ass down finally.

Now that we have a world wide media coverage unlike anytime in human history, we now get so see that it's not just our individual nation's leaders that are flawed, it is leaders all around the world, who are flawed people, doing great damage to every nation on earth.

 

 

 

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KKK chapter aims recruiting campaign at small Virginia towns

Racist Emboldened by Trump in Office...

It goes without saying, that if your "Not White", you won't join the KKK chapter aims recruiting campaign at small Virginia towns KKK, the most racist group in American History.

But, it must be said that "if you are White", and you claim to not be a "Racist", then if you say nothing as White Racist march, or speak behind close doors, thoughts of racism, and you, the non racist white person, "say nothing",

then you are in fact, a racist...., because you are complicit in the acts and actions of the racist that you remain silent about.

American None Racist White American Citizens

have been silent far to long, and the fact that the President is a racist, and non racist white Americans remain silent,

is the cause that allowed Trump into office.

Racism is a huge problem, and the non racist whites who say nothing is a bigger problem.

 

 

 

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Asked if DNC system was rigged in Clinton's favor, Warren says 'yes'

Rigged DNC Election

Cost America It's Morals

 

Hillary Clinton's Flaws
were as blatantly clear as the
nose the sits between your eyes, yet,
the DNC... chose to back her 2nd run
as the DNC representative for the
U.S. Presidential Election

 

The many lies and miss representation of the facts,
The many deceptions and willingness to avoid clearly stating
where she stood on any specific subject ,
The many instances of poor judgment, one of which, gave a flawed elected President... the authority to take this nation to
a war that had questionable reasoning,
The blatant disregard for the rules on many instances, to include the refusal to follow rules, associated with using the same system of emailing, as all other federal employees... which was a blatant criminal act that would have landed me in jail,
The many speeches delivered to the same bankers, and extremely rich and influential bodies, that she chastise in front of Americans, provide $hundreds of thousands of dollars to be deposited into Hillary's bank account, specifically,
the result of her position awarded to her for a failed
Presidential Election in 2008....

 

ALL IGNORED
by the female leadership of the DNC.

 

Following Flawed People will "Cost You Deeply"

Donna Brazil took temporary charge as the head of the DNC, after Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigned D.N.C. Post
after a trove of emails were released that exposed the plot to undermine Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign, in order to ensure that Hillary Clinton
"breaks the female glass ceiling".

 

Donna Brazile, herself, also caught up in the

Hillary Clinton's willingness to press other's for loyalty..., requesting of them, to commit acts that lead to their embarrassment, which in this case,
DNC Chair Donna Brazile Resigns Role As

CNN Commentator
for providing questions of a CNN debate,
to Hillary..., prior to the debate itself, causing CNN to fired Donna Brazile for rules violations, then Brazile, also was pressured to resign as the temporary head of the DNC, for her loyalty to

Hillary Clinton's campaign

 

Both Parties Conditioned Voters to "Abide"

 

As an American Citizen,
as a conscientious and decently intelligent individual,
I find it truly amazing that millions of fellow American Citizens,
have been so willing to "follow the lead" of anyone who preach loyalty to one party, or the other..., while not realizing that
both party members..., commit the exact same egregious acts,
...while neither party ever actually punish members
of the other party for their
illegal, immoral, or un-ethical acts and actions.

 

Both Parties, and
Members Elected to Both Parties Leadership Offices,
have rigged everything for themselves,
for the past 180 plus years,
and you, who call yourself, a member of either party,
have failed to be the individual you are supposed to be
simply because you choose not to
"THINK FOR YORSELF".

 

 

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Facebook, Twitter and Google berated by senators on Russia Facebook, Twitter and Google berated by senators on Russia 11/3/17

 

Face-book, Twitter, Google, failure to manage user posts... has costs us a nation

 

Venu Standards

 

It is the responsibility of any media outlet, of any kind, to manage the content of it's users, to the extent that,
any vulgarity posted by any user... must be removed as quickly as possible,
any comments associated with racist and racism... must be removed as quickly as possible,
any threatening comments posted by any user, must be removed
as quickly as possible,
any comments posted by any user, that can be construed as criminal behavior, must be removed
as quickly as possible,
any political posting that can be construed as a lie, or miss representation of the actual facts, must be removed
as quickly as possible.

 

Management responsibilities include "enforcement"

 

Face-book and Twitter,
two venues that offers internet access to interactions
to billions of citizens around the world,
which also provide a venue that allows individuals to post comments, and content that can harm many individuals
"mentally, emotionally, and psychologically",
to the extent that suicides have taken place,
specifically, because the use of these two venues.

 

Citizens in many nations have been effected

 

 

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PROGNOSTICATIONS

DEN

19

25

this one is pretty even and TNF makes it worthy.


Denver loses QB, get back up work to finish with a win

IND

20

13

CHI

17

10

Detroit has home field in this one and that is what will save them.


Chicago coaching is the issue and the rookie is decent, nothing more

DET

20

20

LAC

24

13

In KC, but, another match-up that is pretty even.  Home field isn't significant


Chargers laid a huge egg, and KC takes back charge of the div

KC

23

30

MIA

19

16

Div game and Buffalo is playing to get in.


Buffalo fights and get the win, stay in contention

BUF

20

24

GB

23

24

IN Carolina, and the Panthers are serious


Panther's wasn't having it... Have a nice day Rogers

CAR

29

31

BAL

28

27

Ravens ought to win this game even in Cleveland


Ravens wasn't about to buy it at all in Cleveland

CLE

19

10

HOU

19

4

Jags get to chew on flesh at home in this one


Jags dominate, and win the div

JAX

26

45

CIN

19

7

Vikings needs a win and home is the best place for it.


Vikings dominate and win the Div

MIN

30

34

NYJ

17

19

NO at home and needing a win...


Jets go down, and NO stay on top with the Panthers

NO

33

31

PHI

26

34

Philly test begins... Div game and the Giants are looking for a good game


Philly was in a fight, but they pull off the win in NY

NYG

19

29

ARI

19

15

Zona needs this win to stay in the hunt.


Skins talent is far better than their record

WAS

20

20

LAR

23

42

Another tough game for Sea Hawks and a win in this Div game would be huge


Rams destroy Sea Hawks and put them on the outskirts of the playoffs

SEA

20

7

NE

22

27

Game of the weekend.  Pit has the talent, and at home, can the get the W


NE only won by the score but not by the play of the team... Steelers won that

PIT

30

24

TEN

24

23

Tennessee needs a win to stay in the hunt


SF gets 3 in a row with lopo at the helm

SF

19

25

DAL

23

20

Raiders at home, but, Dallas will be tough


Boys steel one in Oakland and stay in contention

OAK

21

17

ATL

22

24

ATL gets a win but if the sleep, they will lose.


Great game by the Bucs, but ATL wins

TB

19

21

 

12-4 weekend 15

141-82 = 62%

Accuracy for the year

 

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You are what you chose,
You become

what you choose to become

 

 

It is your decision to be

a profitable or prosperous human being.

 

It is your decision to be a bum,
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Each day,
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Planning your entire day... in advance,
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when you choose
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Just as, no human being is perfect,
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ll ever be perfect…,
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by accomplishing
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that you will want to accomplish
in that one specific day.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

By recognizing
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based on a schedule of tasks
that you have listed as your tasks to accomplish
in each and every individual day….
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successful”,
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Just as you choose
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just as you choose
not workout;
just as you choose
not to participate in your child’s life;
just as you choose
to play video games for hours;

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


You can choose
to read the chapters in a specific book

to gain the knowledge that would

allow you to pass a test; 

 

...You can choose
to schedule a workout into your daily life;

 

...you can choose
to be a parent to that child you create;
and

 

you can choose
to not to play video games

more than an allotted amount

of time daily.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Deciding to plan a day,
and consciously deciding to perform
the tasks scheduled on your daily plan,
you will find that
30 successful days out of 35
will lead to having a successful month,
and
choosing to be successful
for 1,400 days out of 1,460 days
will lead you to be successful in accomplishing a college degree,
while providing you with valuable knowledge
and skills that you can continue to use for

the rest of your life.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

To become
what you desire to be
is simply choosing
to

be it…
each and every day…,
...one day at a time.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

You are what you are
because you have chosen
to be what you are…
at this specific moment in time,
based on your own individual past choices
to not plan successful days,
or
your choice to plan successful days.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

By planning
and
acting out the plan of the day,
you set in place the possibility to say,
“I had a successful day”.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Successful days
ensure that you become
what you choose to become.

 

 

 

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The Maturity of a Nation Dictates a

Mature Change in it's Consciousness

 

 

The Maturity in the
"Growth of A Nation's Demographics"
is the sign that America is growing up as a
individual, and unique, nation on earth.

 

The History of a "one race domination" for centuries... buffered the flawed human characteristics that were unchallenged
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Trump touts loyalty to police but delivers attack on FBI

Trump denounced the bureau for its handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, calling it "really disgraceful" and continuing his practice of questioning his country's intelligence and law enforcement institutions like no president before. "It's a shame what's happened with the FBI," the president said. "We're going to rebuild the FBI, it'll be bigger and better than ever, but it is very sad when you look at those documents, and how they've done that is really, really disgraceful and you have a lot of very angry people that are seeing it."

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Video shows officers handcuffing a shrieking 11-year-old at gunpoint

Mentally Flawed ought not be allowed a Badge & a Gun

Video shows officers handcuffing a shrieking 11-year-old at gunpoint NO EXCUSE WHAT SO EVER

We continue to see the "acts and actions", of some Police Officers that suggest that the individual, could not possibly be allowed to wield a Badge of Power, based on a act of pointing a gun at a "child", handcuffing the child, and actually physically slamming a child.

In this instance, the officer, both, pointed his gun at the child, and actually, handcuffed child, as the child was crying hysterically.

The issue is, the person that the officer was in search of was a 40 year old white woman, and not a 12 year old child.

Not only should the officer be fired for "Stupidity", but the people who supervise this officer, should be suspended for allowing this officer to actually work.

Training, is no longer allowed..., to be the issue.

 

 

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Australia Gripped by Decades of Sexual Abuse of Children, Panel Finds

A Love & Trust used against Children for "rape"

In the first decade of the 21st Century, America was deep into the psychological and emotional realizations o

Australia Gripped by Decades of Sexual Abuse of Children, Panel Finds f learning of the acts and actions of Male Adults serving for the Catholic Church, using their positions of trust and love of Priest, to rape the young male children of unknowing parents, blind with loyalty to the church.

The Second decade of the 21st Century began with the same revelations for South American Nations, in that, the discovery of abuses by Representatives of the Catholic Church, began to slowly come to light.

Suddenly, stories of rape and abuse of young boys, spread to entities such as the Boy Scouts, and Athletic environments, places where society have freely delivered their male children, with a open heart and blind trust, to the Pedophile.

Europe and Australia, have become the physical locations for these deeply disturbing abuses by members of the

Catholic Church.

This issue speaks to 2 issues:

1. Religion and the lack of accountability for flawed acts and actions by representative of the faith.

2. The Human Being's willingness to abuse when the individual is placed in the position of power.

The Answer:

Accountability, consciously known and understood, as a possible result of a flawed act or action, will minimize the number of people who would be willing to abuse their awarded authority

in any way.

 

 

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Top Democratic Candidate Drops Out of Kansas Race After Facing Sexual Harassment Allegations

Female Democratic Candidate drops do to

Sexual Harassment

As we live daily lives, reviewing the many different people being Top Democratic Candidate Drops Out of Kansas Race After Facing Sexual Harassment Allegations removed from their positions, due to

a list of

Sexual Harassment claims against them, that took place in the past, ...it is very rare that we find a Female, who fall to these types of allegations.

However, what remains the same, in the body of what this display by flawed behavior, is based on a person's position of power, in that, the candidate, Andrea Ramsey position at the time of the allegations, was that of "vice president of human resources at the company LabOne", a position of leadership over the subordinate, who apparently, rebuffed her advances....

Nonetheless, the common denominator in flawed and abusive behavior, is the "position of power", which seems to serve as drug for some individuals, causing the individual to be embolden... to

use the position of power... to demand, or impose his/her will over those of lesser ranks.

A systemic circumstance fostered by a lack of accountability for flawed behavior of those in seats of power in any company, organization or environment.

 

 

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Clashes as Argentina congress debates pensions

Argentina's Congress has been debating pension reforms for the second time Clashes as Argentina congress debates pensions in a week amid more violent protests in the capital, Buenos Aires.

The lower house was due to vote on the bill last Thursday but had to postpone the session because of the disturbances.

The government says the reforms will help tackle the large fiscal deficit.

But the protesters accuse the government of balancing the books at the expense of the poor. Demonstrators threw stones, bottles, rocks and petrol bombs, while police in riot gear responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon.

 

 

Jerusalem: US vetoes UN resolution rejecting Trump's declaration

The US has vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution rejecting President Jerusalem: US vetoes UN resolution rejecting Trump's declaration Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The text put forward by Egypt affirmed that any decisions on the status of Jerusalem had "no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded ".

The 14 other members of the council voted in favour of the motion.

The US permanent representative, Nikki Haley, described it as an "insult" and warned that it would not be forgotten.

 

 

GOP tax bill picks up new endorsements from Republican holdouts

WASHINGTON - The GOP tax bill picked up support from two more GOP tax bill picks up new endorsements from Republican holdouts senators Monday and resumed its lurch toward passage this week, despite last-minute concerns when another key senator raised questions that seemed to put his support in doubt. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, two holdouts whose votes were likely but uncertain, offered strong endorsement of the package. But Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who was the sole GOP vote against the original Senate bill and then endorsed the final package only last week, expressed concerns over the weekend about a provision that would provide tax breaks for real estate developers.

 

 

ESPN president resigns, citing substance addiction

ESPN president John Skipper resigned on Monday, citing a substance ESPN and other major media companies have scrambled to adapt as people increasingly consume media on their phones and online. addiction.

"I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction," Skipper said in a statement.

"I have decided that the most important thing I can do right now is to take care of my problem." He went on to say, "I come to this public disclosure with embarrassment, trepidation and a feeling of having let others I care about down." The resignation takes effect immediately.

 

 

Amtrak train derails in Washington: Live updates

 

 

 

A Tillerson Slip Offers a Peek Into Secret Planning on North Korea

A Tillerson Slip Offers a Peek Into Secret Planning on North Korea

 

 

China signals reconciliation with Japan at massacre memorial

NANJING, China — China marked the anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre China signals reconciliation with Japan at massacre memorial

 

 

Reverberations from war complicate Vietnam veterans’ end-of-life care

Reverberations from war complicate Vietnam veterans’ end-of-life care

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