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‘Very, Very Disturbing’: Trump Asserts ‘Absolute Right’ to Pardon Himself

Posted by on June 5, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Very, Very Disturbing’: Trump Asserts ‘Absolute Right’ to Pardon Himself

Echoing the tyrannical claim of his lawyer Rudy Giuliani in a Twitter outburst on Monday, President Donald Trump asserted that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself—a statement legal experts said is both factually inaccurate and dangerous. Responding to the president’s tweet, former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti wrote, “You don’t need to be a lawyer to understand why courts would never uphold a president’s power to commit crimes and then pardon himself for them.”

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The Notorious Council On Foreign Relations Says Domestic Propaganda is Necessary

The Notorious Council On Foreign Relations Says Domestic Propaganda is Necessary

Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy, where every position of power is appointed by either the king or other members of the Al Saud royal family from which the nation derives its name. Trump recently visited Saudi Arabia, a close ally of the U.S., and took the opportunity to deeply criticize the two nations’ mutual foe, Iran, and its commitment to democracy weeks after it held its presidential election. Though clearly hilarious and at the same time appropriately awkward, the incident highlighted the fact that mainstream journalists rarely ask the obvious questions that might so easily expose the glaring hypocrisy of US foreign policy and its leaders.

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UN Report Condemns US for ‘Deliberately’ Creating Devastating Wealth Inequality

Posted by on June 4, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
UN Report Condemns US for ‘Deliberately’ Creating Devastating Wealth Inequality

With millions of Americans already on the brink of deep poverty, Philip Alston, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and author of the new report, warned that Trump’s tax law, deregulatory agenda, and welfare cuts are driving the poor closer to complete “ruination,” which the U.N. official defines as “severe deprivation of food and almost no access to healthcare.”

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The Greatest Danger for and of the Trump Presidency?

Posted by on June 3, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
The Greatest Danger for and of the Trump Presidency?

Trump looks to be here to ring out the old and stimulate the new into action. That’s if he does not commit suicide by Mac Attack. Give him this, he’s shinning the light, albeit unintentionally, in dark place of the American psyche that needs healing, all the way back to the founding fathers; many of whom were slave owners.

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Nationwide #KeepFamiliesTogether Rallies Will Demand End to Trump’s ‘Vile’ Abuse of Immigrant Children

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Nationwide #KeepFamiliesTogether Rallies Will Demand End to Trump’s ‘Vile’ Abuse of Immigrant Children

Fighting back against the Trump administration’s “vile” new policy of separating young migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, the ACLU is launching “Families Belong Together” rallies at immigration enforcement offices nationwide on Friday in an urgent effort to “end this practice for good.”

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Experts Put Blame for Canceled North Korea Talks Squarely on Trump’s Top Warmonger John Bolton

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Experts Put Blame for Canceled North Korea Talks Squarely on Trump’s Top Warmonger John Bolton

While Trump insisted that “open hostility” from Pyongyang in recent days was what ultimately led him to call off the summit, Korea experts were quick to point out that White House officials’ repeated references to the so-called “Libya model” provoked angry responses from North Korean officials, who have warned constantly over the past several weeks that it views such comments as explicit regime change threats.

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Iraq 2.0: New US Secretary of State Setting the Stage for Regime Change in Iran – Threatens to ‘Crush’ Iran

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
Iraq 2.0: New US Secretary of State Setting the Stage for Regime Change in Iran –  Threatens to ‘Crush’ Iran

After Pompeo’s unveiled “Plan B” for nuclear negotiations—which comes around two weeks after President Donald Trump violated the Iran nuclear accord and placed the U.S. on the path to yet another war in the Middle East—National Iranian American Council (NIAC) president Trita Parsi argued that the Trump administration’s demands are intentionally unrealistic and “clearly designed to ensure there cannot be any new negotiation.”

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For Evangelicals, Jerusalem Is About Prophecy

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
For Evangelicals, Jerusalem Is About Prophecy

Jerusalem is linked in prophecy in the Bible and some evangelicals may see the recent move to have Jerusalem as capital in Israel as more than a political one.

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New York District Attorneys Disobey Immoral Law, Now Refusing to Prosecute Marijuana Arrests

Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
New York District Attorneys Disobey Immoral Law, Now Refusing to Prosecute Marijuana Arrests

“The dual mission of the Manhattan D.A.’s office is a safer New York and a more equal justice system,” District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement. “The ongoing arrest and criminal prosecution of predominantly black and brown New Yorkers for smoking marijuana serves neither of these goals.”

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As World Condemns ‘Appalling’ Crimes, US Praises Israel’s “Restraint” and Blocks Call for UN Probe Into the Killing of 61 Civilians in Gaza

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
As World Condemns ‘Appalling’ Crimes, US Praises Israel’s “Restraint” and Blocks Call for UN Probe Into the Killing of 61 Civilians in Gaza

After making the widely condemned and erroneous assertion that responsibility for Israel’s massacre of more than 50 Palestinians “rests squarely with Hamas,” the Trump administration on Monday unilaterally blocked a United Nations statement that expressed “outrage” at Israel’s killings and demanded “an independent and transparent” investigation. During an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley took the further step of applauding Israel forces during her speech for showing admirable “restraint” as it mowed down dozens of peaceful demonstrators.

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If Any Other Country Was Shooting Civilians Like Israel, The US Would Be Calling For Invasion By Now

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
If Any Other Country Was Shooting Civilians Like Israel, The US Would Be Calling For Invasion By Now

The death toll in Gaza increased dramatically on Monday as Israeli Defense Forces opened fire on thousands of Palestinian civilians, killing 41 and injuring at least 1,700, and the United States’ response served as a reminder that if the governments in Iran, Syria, North Korea or Russia had done the same thing, the U.S. would be calling for a full-scale invasion right now. It is hypocrisy at its finest, especially considering the fact that the U.S. has a history of cheering on and aiding protests against foreign governments. In fact, when the mainstream media began sharing reports of protests in Iran in December 2017, President Trump took to Twitter to cheer on the dissidents.

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In Major Win Over ‘Corporate Bullying,’ Seattle Approves Tax on Amazon to Combat Homelessness

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
In Major Win Over ‘Corporate Bullying,’ Seattle Approves Tax on Amazon to Combat Homelessness

Overcoming weeks of extortionist threats and other forms of “corporate bullying” from the world’s largest retailer, Seattle’s City Council on Monday unanimously approved a new tax on Amazon—which paid nothing in federal income taxes last year—and other major companies in an effort to provide essential services for the homeless and combat the local housing crisis. Noting that the so-called “head tax” is quite modest relative to Amazon’s annual revenue and the pay of its CEO Jeff Bezos – the world’s richest man – Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant argued on Monday that “even a smaller tax is a huge victory,” given the “Goliath-like clout of Amazon.”

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Sanders Rips Bolton and Other Washington Hawks Who Push ‘War and Militarism’ as ‘Answer to Everything’

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Sanders Rips Bolton and Other Washington Hawks Who Push ‘War and Militarism’ as ‘Answer to Everything’

“This is a man who was a key adviser to President Bush, George W. Bush, in urging him to…invade Iraq because supposedly Iraq had weapons of mass destruction,” Sanders said of Bolton, who Trump selected to be his top foreign policy adviser in March. “As I think most Americans now know, that effort in Iraq was the worst foreign policy disaster in the modern history of this country.” (Plus, the death and devastation it caused in Iraq).

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The Truth About Capitalism

The Truth About Capitalism

In the years leading up to the economic crisis in 2008, banks increased the funding for the riskiest loans (called subprime loans), from $30 billion a year to over $600 billion a year, rigged even higher interest rates on those loans, and then, while the bankers were making billions of dollars of profits off the borrowers’ high interest repayments, they made further profits betting against their customers ever being able to pay back the loans they had just been given. The FBI warned the government about this in reports as early as 2006, the IMF’s chief economist, Raghurum Rajan, presented a paper to the men in charge of all the world’s major banks, including the Federal Reserve, warning of the potential collapse of the system due to dangerous incentives, and journalist Allan Sloan published articles in Fortune magazine and The Washington Post in 2007 – nothing was done.

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The Real Reason Trump Abandoned the Iran Nuclear Deal

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
The Real Reason Trump Abandoned the Iran Nuclear Deal

The blunt truth about the Iran deal is that Donald Trump rejects it because it has been working. His own administration has been forced to consistently certify Iran as compliant with the terms. The strategy appears to be to devise a deal so impossible for Iran to accept that Iran will, in the eyes of the international community, become the dangerous and untrustworthy party in major need of a military intervention.

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