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Is There a Silver Lining In The Government Shutdown?

Posted by on January 16, 2019 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Is There a Silver Lining In The Government Shutdown?

A shocking article in the Daily Caller this week blew the lid on what it’s really like among all those “public servants” working in the Federal bureaucracy: about 85 percent of them do nothing at all related to their jobs. With thousands of “workers” furloughed, the government offices are actually working better than ever. Is there a lesson in this somewhere? Ron Paul discusses this topic with Daniel McAdams. #governmentshutdown

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War Criminals at Large

War Criminals at Large

It is a common misconception that democracies do not start wars of aggression or carry out terrorist attacks. The historical facts for the period from 1945 to today show a completely different reality: time and again, democratic states in Europe and North America have participated in wars of aggression and terrorist attacks in the past 70 years. There are so many cases that I am not able to list all of them here. As examples, I have selected three events from different decades….

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American Democracy Seems Rigged Because It Is: Why We Must Get BIG Money Out of Politics

Posted by on January 8, 2019 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
American Democracy Seems Rigged Because It Is: Why We Must Get BIG Money Out of Politics

The most important thing we must do to save our #democracy is get big money out of politics. It’s a prerequisite to accomplishing everything else. Today, big money continues to corrupt American politics – creating a vicious cycle that funnels more wealth and power to those at the top and eroding our democracy.

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UN Staff Member & Whistleblower: “5G Is A Global Health Catastrophe”

UN Staff Member & Whistleblower: “5G Is A Global Health Catastrophe”

I live in Vienna, Austria, where the 5G rollout is suddenly upon us. Within the last five weeks, pre-5G has been officially announced at Vienna airport and 5G at the Rathausplatz, the main square in Vienna, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to its Christmas market each December and skating rink each January, which are special treats for children. Along with birds and insects, children are the most vulnerable to 5G depredation because of their little bodies.[8] Friends and acquaintances and their children in Vienna are already reporting the classic symptoms of EMR poisoning…

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How 2018’s Struggles Set Us Up for a Bold, Hopeful 2019

Posted by on January 1, 2019 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
How 2018’s Struggles Set Us Up for a Bold, Hopeful 2019

Hope for 2019: While our #democracy is fragile needs the force of law and the will of the people to protect it, Americans have been rising to and meeting that challenge.

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‘This Must End. Now.’: 8-Year-Old Boy Dies in US Border Patrol Custody on Christmas Day

Posted by on December 26, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
‘This Must End. Now.’: 8-Year-Old Boy Dies in US Border Patrol Custody on Christmas Day

An eight-year-old Guatemalan boy died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shortly after midnight on Christmas Day, the second death of a migrant child detained by the agency this month alone. #migrants

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‘Historic Victory’ as Senate Votes to End U.S. Involvement in ‘Unauthorized War’ in Yemen

Posted by on December 14, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Historic Victory’ as Senate Votes to End U.S. Involvement in ‘Unauthorized War’ in Yemen

The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) resolution to end U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia’s years-long assault on Yemen and #yemeni children by a bipartisan vote of 56-41. #YemenCantWait

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France Deploys 89,000 Cops Amid Fears of Yellow Vest Rebellion on Saturday

Posted by on December 8, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
France Deploys 89,000 Cops Amid Fears of Yellow Vest Rebellion on Saturday

French authorities will deploy at least 8,000 riot police and gendarmes in Paris on Saturday, and 89,000 forces across the country according to the Prime Minister, as the Elysee prepares for “act four” of the Yellow Vest movement’s violent protests against the Macron government.

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New Lancet Study Shows Right-Wing Attacks on Refugees and Migrants Based on ‘White Nationalist Propaganda’—Not Facts

Posted by on December 7, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
New Lancet Study Shows Right-Wing Attacks on Refugees and Migrants Based on ‘White Nationalist Propaganda’—Not Facts

A new study published Thursday in The Lancet, one of the world’s preeminent medical journals, makes clear the increasingly familiar attacks used by right-wingers worldwide to dehumanize migrants and refugees by describing them as disease-infested is a xenophobic slur rooted in racism and hate, not facts or the science of public health. In fact, immigrants do more to improve the health of their new country than to harm it.

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New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years

Posted by on December 2, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years

“Medicare for All promises a system that is fairer, more efficient, and vastly less expensive than America’s bloated, monopolized, over-priced and under-performing private health insurance system,” argued Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs. “It’s easy to pay for something that costs less,” said Robert Pollin, economics professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. #medicareforall

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The 14-Year-Long Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico No One is Talking About

Posted by on November 24, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
The 14-Year-Long Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico No One is Talking About

Contrary to what you might have been taught, oil spills are actually quite common.

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Net Neutrality Defenders Announce ‘Epic Final Protest’ to Demand Congress Repeal FCC Rollback Before Fast-Approaching Deadline

Posted by on November 22, 2018 in Government, Internet Control, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Net Neutrality Defenders Announce ‘Epic Final Protest’ to Demand Congress Repeal FCC Rollback Before Fast-Approaching Deadline

Supporters of restoring nationwide net neutrality rules—which the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rolled back last year—are planning “an epic, final protest to pressure lawmakers before a crucial deadline to save the internet.”

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Saying Trump “May Not Rewrite the Immigration Laws” by Decree, Judge Orders Administration to Stop Ban on Asylum Seekers

Posted by on November 20, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
Saying Trump “May Not Rewrite the Immigration Laws” by Decree, Judge Orders Administration to Stop Ban on Asylum Seekers

Saying the President Donald Trump had exceeded his presidential authority, a federal judge later Monday ruled against the president’s attempt to restrict the abilities of refugees seeking asylum at the U.S. border and imposed a restraining order that directs the administration to resume accepting asylum claims from people regardless of where or how they enter country.

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Candidates Who Rejected Corporate Money Won BIG TIME In Midterms

Posted by on November 18, 2018 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Candidates Who Rejected Corporate Money Won BIG TIME In Midterms

According to a new investigative piece by Alex Kotch, Democrats who rejected corporate campaign money were the big winners in the 2018 midterms. The data shows that Democrats who rejected corporate cash were able to flip 23 Republican-held seats, giving hope that people are finally waking up to the fact that corporations have too much control over our elected officials. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

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Democrat Wins as Maine Becomes First State to Use Ranked-Choice Voting in National Race

Posted by on November 16, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Democrat Wins as Maine Becomes First State to Use Ranked-Choice Voting in National Race

Maine’s 2nd congressional district made history Thursday afternoon as it named Jared Golden the winner of his race for incumbent Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s (R-Maine) seat, after the state used ranked-choice voting for the first time in a national race to determine the winner.

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