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If This Bill Passes, People Will Die’: Tax Scam Opponents Rally as GOP Aims for Final Vote Next Week

Posted by on December 14, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
If This Bill Passes, People Will Die’: Tax Scam Opponents Rally as GOP Aims for Final Vote Next Week

As GOP negotiators triumphantly announced on Wednesday that they have reached a tentative “deal” on their tax bill—placing it on track for a vote as early as next week—progressives held a “People’s Rally” outside of the Capitol building to highlight the legislation’s historic unpopularity and demand that a final vote be delayed until newly elected Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) is seated.

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Double Standards? Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty, But Obama’s Men Were Not Held to the Same Standard

Double Standards? Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty, But Obama’s Men Were Not Held to the Same Standard

Michael Flynn has pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversation with the Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. The conversation occurred AFTER Trump won the 2016 election and before he was inaugurated. The conversation involved US sanctions against Russia and a UN resolution concerning Israel.
Why did Flynn lie? There was nothing wrong with him speaking to the Ambassador during the presidential transition phase. Claims that he was undermining Obama’s policy toward Russia are nonsense. It’s common practice for an incoming president’s staff to speak with foreign officials, in order to set up future goals and policies.

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FCC Announces Plan To End Net Neutrality – What You Need to Know and Do

Posted by on November 23, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
FCC Announces Plan To End Net Neutrality – What You Need to Know and Do

The FCC announced plans to repeal net neutrality rules that required broadband companies to allow consumers access to all corners of the internet. Under the proposed legislation, companies could block websites, control the speed at which certain sites load, and even charge additional fees for higher-quality streaming, all to ultimately influence consumers’ online activity. We all need to fight this and we need to do it now if we want to save the internet.

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New Report Details ’13 Terrible Things’ About Senate GOP Tax Plan

Posted by on November 22, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
New Report Details ’13 Terrible Things’ About Senate GOP Tax Plan

Amid mounting efforts to block the Republican Party’s latest attempts to cut taxes for the nation’s corporations and wealthiest families, a new report out Tuesday details 13 “terrible things” about the most recent GOP tax bill put forth in the U.S. Senate. The analysis by Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF)—a campaign of more than 425 national, state, and local groups that advocate for progressive tax reform—is just latest in a series of warnings about the consequences of passing what’s being called the #GOPTaxScam.

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They Thought She Was Insane Before Doctor Finds RFID Chip In a Sex Trafficking Victim

They Thought She Was Insane Before Doctor Finds RFID Chip In a Sex Trafficking Victim

Human trafficking remains a major problem worldwide, and it’s not just pimps and escaped convicts involved. It’s politicians, the elite, wealthy businessmen, your neighbours, and oftentimes the people that you’d least expect. There was an astonishing 35.7% increase in the amount of human trafficking victims in the U.S. between 2015 and 2016, and that’s just the known number of victims. This begs the question: Are we getting better at finding them, or are an increasing number of people being forced to sell their bodies? Sadly, statistics suggest the latter. Technology has played an integral role in finding these victims in recent years; however, technology can also enable human trafficking through the dark net and even through the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips

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Battle Lines Drawn as GOP Moves Closer to ‘Greatest Transfer of Wealth to the Super-Rich in Modern American History’

Posted by on November 17, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Battle Lines Drawn as GOP Moves Closer to ‘Greatest Transfer of Wealth to the Super-Rich in Modern American History’

“If we are going to stop Republicans from taking healthcare from millions and slashing Medicare to give tax cuts to the wealthy and large corporations, now is the time to stand up and fight back,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a call to action that was echoed by many of the progressive groups that played a significant role in the fight against Trumpcare.

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Nation That Says It Can’t Afford Medicare for All Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on War Since 9/11

Posted by on November 9, 2017 in Government, Military, Policies with 2 Comments
Nation That Says It Can’t Afford Medicare for All Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on War Since 9/11

The Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Center says the $5.6 trillion figure—which covers the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan from 2001 through 2018—is the equivalent of more than $23,386 per taxpayer. The “new report,” said Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action’s senior director for policy and political affairs, “once again shows that the true #costofwar represents a colossal burden to taxpayers on top of the tremendous human loss.”

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California May Become First State to Legalize ‘Magic Mushrooms’

Posted by on November 8, 2017 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
California May Become First State to Legalize ‘Magic Mushrooms’

Last week, the California state government gave organizers the green light to begin collecting the 365,000 petition signatures required for the initiative to be placed on a future ballot. The initiative, which was filed with the state attorney general’s office back in August, would make the sale and use of psilocybin mushrooms legal for adults, 21 and over, all across the state.

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GOP Lawmaker Admits Pushing Tax Scam to Please His Rich Donors

Posted by on November 8, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
GOP Lawmaker Admits Pushing Tax Scam to Please His Rich Donors

“Get it done or don’t ever call me again.” That was the ultimatum a major donor reportedly gave Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) as the House GOP readies for a vote on their tax bill as early as next week.

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Americans Demand Release of Rosa Marie Hernandez, a 10-Year-Old Girl Being Held in US Detention Center

Posted by on October 31, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Americans Demand Release of Rosa Marie Hernandez, a 10-Year-Old Girl Being Held in US Detention Center

The American Civil Liberties Union introduced the hashtag campaign #FreeRosa in support of the young girl, who has cerebral palsy and has been in an immigration detention center since last Tuesday, without being able to see her parents.

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‘Cruel’, ‘Ruthless’, ‘Morally Bankrupt’: Collective Outrage After Federal Agents Stop 10-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy From Getting Emergency Surgery

Posted by on October 27, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Cruel’, ‘Ruthless’, ‘Morally Bankrupt’: Collective Outrage After Federal Agents Stop 10-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy From Getting Emergency Surgery

Rosamaria Hernandez, a 10-year-old with cerebral palsy who came to the United States when she was just three months old, is at risk for deportation after her immigration status was discovered at a border patrol checkpoint while an ambulance was transporting her to a Texas children’s hospital for emergency surgery.

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51 GOP Senators Just Voted To Cut $1.5 Trillion from Medicare and Medicaid To Give Super-Rich and Corporations a Tax Cut

Posted by on October 20, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
51 GOP Senators Just Voted To Cut $1.5 Trillion from Medicare and Medicaid To Give Super-Rich and Corporations a Tax Cut

The Republican-controlled Senate voted to pass a sweeping budget measure—one criticized as both “despicable” and “horrific” for providing massive giveaways to corporations and the super-rich while eviscerating funding for social programs, healthcare, education, and affordable housing.

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What if Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs) Are the Real Cause for the California Fires?

What if Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs) Are the Real Cause for the California Fires?

Further evidence highly suggests the surprise record firestorm [which created the California fire recently) was created to re-purpose zoning developments towards Agenda 21 mandates… Another revolution in weaponry is currently underway, with directed-energy weapons on the cusp of replacing chemical-powered weapons on the battlefield. DEWs use the electromagnetic spectrum (light and radio energy) to attack pin­point targets at the speed of light. When a laser beam strikes a target, the energy from the photons in the beam heats the target to the point of combus­tion or melting.

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House GOP Passes Budget That ‘Should Not Be Allowed in a Humane Society’

Posted by on October 6, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
House GOP Passes Budget That ‘Should Not Be Allowed in a Humane Society’

By a vote of 219 to 206, the House on Friday approved a GOP-crafted budget resolution that proposes more than five trillion dollars in cuts to key safety net programs like Medicare and Medicaid to pave the way for massive tax cuts for the wealthy and massive corporations. Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF), denounced the GOP budget resolution in a statement following Thursday’s vote, arguing it is “the first step toward an immoral tax scheme that will hand trillions of dollars to millionaires and corporations at the expense of America’s working families, many of whom will actually see a tax increase.”

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‘Genocidal’ Trump Blasted for Threatening to ‘Totally Destroy North Korea’

Posted by on September 20, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 2 Comments
‘Genocidal’ Trump Blasted for Threatening to ‘Totally Destroy North Korea’

President Donald Trump was lampooned by critics as he delivered his first ever speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday morning, as he threatened to “totally destroy North Korea.” For many critics, Trump’s war-mongering is enormously counter-productive in terms of reducing global threats and geopolitical tensions.

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