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Stop 'Stalking' Courthouses, Top California Judge Tells ICE

The chief justice of California's Supreme Court accused federal immigration authorities of "stalking" local courthouses on Thursday, joined

a growing chorus of officials objecting to

immigration detentions at courthouses.

In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary

John Kelly, state Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

asked the federal government to immediately stop

detaining suspected undocumented immigrants at courthouses in California.

"Enforcement policies

that include stalking courthouses and arresting undocumented immigrants, the

vast majority of whom pose no risk to public safety, are neither safe nor fair,"

she wrote.

"They not only compromise our core value of fairness but they undermine the judiciary's

ability to provide equal access to justice."

In recent weeks, state and local authorities in other

jurisdictions, including Multnomah County, Oregon, and El Paso, Texas, have

gone public with their objections to what they have called "raids" by agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement inside courthouses or on courthouse grounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syria crisis: Footage shows girl 'Aya' rescue

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Here's what Trump's budget proposes to cut

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump unveiled his first budget Trump's budget would cut off funding entirely for several agencies, including arts, public broadcasting and development groups, and also proposes steep cuts to agencies like the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency. Virtually every agency will see some sort of cut, with only Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs getting a boost. Congress will have the final say, and lawmakers have already expressed opposition to many of the proposals. Here's a look at some of the major cuts in the President's budget blueprint:blueprint on Thursday, and to offset increases in defense spending, the President is proposing $54 billion in cuts to large parts of the federal government and popular programs big and small. Trump's budget would cut off funding entirely for several agencies, including arts, public broadcasting and development groups, and also proposes steep cuts to agencies like the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency. Virtually every agency will see some sort of cut, with only Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs getting a boost. Congress will have the final say, and lawmakers have already expressed opposition to many of the proposals. Here's a look at some of the major cuts in the President's budget blueprint:

 

 

 

 

 

DOJ: 2 Russian spies indicted in Yahoo hack

The officers of the FSB -- Russia's successor to the Soviet Union's KGB -- were identified as Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43, and Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33. The two allegedly conspired with Russian national Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan, aka "Magg," 29, and Karim Baratov, aka "Kay," "Karim Taloverov" and "Karim Akehmet Tokbergenov," 22, who is a resident of Canada.

Russia's successor to the Soviet Union's KGB -- were identified as Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43, and Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33.

 

 

 

 

 

ICE agents make arrests at courthouses, sparking backlash from prosecutors and attorneys

Octavio Chaidez was walking out of a Pasadena courtroom with a client The men asked his client's name. 

Then they pulled out badges.

"They say, 'You're Mr. So and So?' 

and he says, 'Yes,' " Chaidez said.

"They show him a badge, and they say, 

'We're from Immigration and Customs,' 

and they took him in."

Chaidez, who has worked as 

a defense attorney in Los Angeles County for nearly 15 years,

said he had never seen federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents make 

an arrest inside the confines of a courthouselast month when four men jumped up from a hallway bench and rushed toward them.

The men asked his client's name.

Then they pulled out badges.

"They say, 'You're Mr. So and So?'

and he says, 'Yes,' " Chaidez said.

"They show him a badge, and they say,

'We're from Immigration and Customs,'

and they took him in."

Chaidez, who has worked as

a defense attorney in Los Angeles County for nearly 15 years,

said he had never seen federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents make

an arrest inside the confines of a courthouse.

But in the past few weeks, attorneys

and prosecutors in California, Arizona, Texas and Colorado have all reported

teams of ICE agents - some in uniform, some not - sweeping into courtrooms or lurking outside court complexes, waiting to arrest immigrants who are in the country illegally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How 'nobody' Pulitzer-winning reporter got Trump's tax return

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — It seems unfathomable that a copy of one of President Donald Trump's coveted income tax returns would suddenly appear in the mailbox of a journalist who lives in a Rochester suburb.

Indeed, Trump himself apparently could scarcely believe it,

tweeting Wednesday morning after his taxes were disclosed on MSNBC:

"Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, 'went to his mailbox' and found my

tax returns?

@NBCNews FAKE NEWS!"

But that is exactly what David Cay Johnston,

a former New York Times reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize

for his tax policy

coverage and recently wrote a best-selling book

on Donald Trump’s rise,

said has happened.

Johnston broke news of the tax return Tuesday

on his fledgling website, DCReport.org,

and Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show picked up his report that night. Johnston,

who regularly makes

appearances on

a variety of

television news programs, was a guest.

 

 

 

 

 

Federal judge blocks new Trump travel ban

(CNN)A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump's This ruling means that travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees will be able to travel to the US. 

The Trump administration took over a month to rewrite the travel ban order after

multiple federal courts blocked its implementation last month. 

Unlike the previous executive order,

the new one removed Iraq from the list of banned countries, exempted those with green cards and visas, 

and removed a provision arguably prioritizes certain religious minorities.new travel ban on Wednesday afternoon, hours before the ban was set to go into effect.

This ruling means that travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees will be able to travel to the US.

The Trump administration took over a month to rewrite the travel ban order after

multiple federal courts blocked its implementation last month.

Unlike the previous executive order,

the new one removed Iraq from the list of banned countries, exempted those with green cards and visas,

and removed a provision arguably prioritizes certain religious minorities.

Despite this changes, US District Court Judge Derrick Watson concluded that the

new executive order still failed to pass legal muster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Virginia coal mine bill would curb safety regulations

(CNN)A state senator in West Virginia wants to eliminate enforcement of The Senate bill also eliminates the West Virginia Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety, the Coal Mine Safety and Technical Review Committee, the Mine Inspectors' Examining Board, and the Board of Miner Training, Education and Certification. Regulators are stripped of their power to establish rules, but would be able to "study and adopt policies on improvements to the health and safety of the state's miners."

state mining regulations, a move union officials say could set back miners' safety by decades.

Senate Bill 582 was introduced on Saturday by State

Sen. Randy Smith. He proposes favoring federal standards over state standards on

issues like mine ventilation, fire protection and accident investigations.

The legislation would strip state investigators of their ability to conduct inspections,

instead tasking them with "compliance visits and education."

If a safety violation is discovered, investigators would issue

"compliance assistance visit notices,"

instead of citations or fines.

West Virginia led the nation in mining fatalities last year,

with four deaths, and has seen two deaths this year, according to the US Department of Labor Mine Safety & Health Administration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump stands by unverified wiretap claim

US President Donald Trump has stood by his unsubstantiated claim that He told Fox News a "wiretap covers a lot of different things" and hinted more could emerge in the coming weeks.

Mr Obama has denied the charge and former spy chiefs and several lawmakers have said they have seen no evidence.Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower last year.

He told Fox News a "wiretap covers a lot of different things" and hinted more could emerge in the coming weeks.

Mr Obama has denied the charge and former spy chiefs and several lawmakers have said they have seen no evidence.

The latest senior figure to cast doubt on the allegation was the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee. Devin Nunes said on Wednesday he doesn't believe "there was an actual tap of Trump Tower".

 

 

 

 

 

Former US Navy admiral among 9 charged in 'Fat Leonard' scandal

Former US Navy admiral among 9 charged in 'Fat Leonard' scandal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexico violence: 250 skulls found in Veracruz mass grave

Two hundred and fifty skulls have been found in a mass grave in the Speaking to TV network Televisa, Mr Winckler said that drug traffickers had used Veracruz for many years as a dumping ground for bodies.

He said only part of the site had been searched so far and did not rule out that more bodies could be found.

According to Mr Winckler, some of the remains could be years old. 

He told Televisa that "Veracruz is an enormous mass grave". 

"In my view, once we have opened all the mass graves in the state, [Veracruz] could become the biggest mass grave in Mexico, or even the world," he said.eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, says state prosecutor Jorge Winckler.

Speaking to TV network Televisa, Mr Winckler said that drug traffickers had used Veracruz for many years as a dumping ground for bodies.

He said only part of the site had been searched so far and did not rule out that more bodies could be found.

According to Mr Winckler, some of the remains could be years old.

He told Televisa that "Veracruz is an enormous mass grave".

"In my view, once we have opened all the mass graves in the state, [Veracruz] could become the biggest mass grave in Mexico, or even the world," he said.

"For many years, organised crime disappeared people with the connivance of the authorities and they went and dumped them in mass graves created for that purpose."

He also blamed the previous state government led by the now-fugitive governor Javier Duarte for not doing enough to find and identify the bodies of people reported as disappeared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prerequisite for Key White House Posts: Loyalty, Not Experience

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s point man on Israeli-Palestinian There is Jason Greenblatt, the former Trump Organization lawyer, whose portfolio now includes peace on the West Bank, international trade deals and relations with Cuba. Omarosa Manigault, whose star turn on the “The Apprentice” propelled the show’s breakout first season, is now among about two dozen aides with the rank of assistant to the president — and one of the few with walk-in privileges for the Oval Office.negotiations is a longtime Trump Organization lawyer with no government or diplomatic experience.

His liaison to African-American leaders is a former reality-TV villain with a penchant for résumé inflation.

And his Oval Office gatekeeper is a bullet-headed former New York City cop best known for smacking a protester on the head. Every president sweeps into office with a coterie of friends and hangers-on who sometimes have minimal experience in the arcana of the federal government.

But few have arrived with a contingent more colorful and controversial than that of Mr. Trump, whose White House is peppered with assistants and advisers whose principal qualification is their long friendship with Mr. Trump and his family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top US Marine vows action on nude photos scandal

The head of the US Marines has vowed to hold service members General Robert Neller promised to change the Marine culture while testifying before a Senate committee.

Last week, reports emerged that current and former Marines were sharing photos on Facebook and on message boards, triggering a Navy investigation.

But female members of the Senate panel pushed back on Mr Neller's promises. 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, said that the military had not done enough to address longstanding allegations of rampant sexual assault and harassment. accountable for sharing nude photos of their female colleagues online.

General Robert Neller promised to change the Marine culture while testifying before a Senate committee.

Last week, reports emerged that current and former Marines were sharing photos on Facebook and on message boards, triggering a Navy investigation.

But female members of the Senate panel pushed back on Mr Neller's promises.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, said that the military had not done enough to address longstanding allegations of rampant sexual assault and harassment.

She pointed out that the Marines were rocked by similar allegations of online exploitation in 2013.

"When you say to us it's got to be different, that rings hollow," she said during the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.

"It is a serious problem when we have members of our military denigrating female Marines who will give their life for this country in the way they have with no response from leadership."

The pictures were posted within a members-only group called Marines United, and were accompanied by vulgar and highly aggressive sexual messages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBO report: 24 million fewer insured by 2026 under GOP health care bill

CBO report: 24 million fewer insured by 2026 under GOP health care bill

 

 

 

 

 

Steve King: Blacks and Hispanics 'will be fighting each other' before overtaking whites in population

(CNN)Iowa Rep. Steve King said Monday that blacks and Hispanics "will King, a Republican, was on the radio responding to a question about Univision anchor Jorge Ramos' comment to Tucker Carlson on Fox News that whites would become a majority-minority demographic in America by 2044, a point Ramos used to make the argument that it is a multiracial country. 

"Jorge Ramos' stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race," King told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson on 1040 WHO. "Race and ethnicity, I should say to be more correct. When you start accentuating the differences, then you start ending up with people that are at each other's throats.be fighting each other" before overtaking whites in the US population.

King, a Republican, was on the radio responding to a question about Univision anchor Jorge Ramos' comment to Tucker Carlson on Fox News that whites would become a majority-minority demographic in America by 2044, a point Ramos used to make the argument that it is a multiracial country.

"Jorge Ramos' stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race," King told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson on 1040 WHO. "Race and ethnicity, I should say to be more correct.

When you start accentuating the differences, then you start ending up with people that are at each other's throats.

And he's adding up Hispanics and blacks into what he predicts will be in greater number than whites in America. I will predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens."

 

 

 

 

 

Bruno Signs for Boa Esporte After Release from Prison for Girlfriend's Murder

Boa Esporte, a Brazilian second division team, have signed goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza following his release from prison for the murder of his girlfriend and the subsequent feeding of her body

to his dogs.Bruno Fernandes de Souza following his release from prison for the murder of his girlfriend and the subsequent feeding of her body

to his dogs.

As reported by Jonathan Watts of the Guardian, Bruno was released from jail last month having served seven years of what was initially a 22-year sentence for assault, torture and murder.

The 32-year-old has since agreed a two-year contract with his new club.

Per Watts, the decision to recruit the convicted murderer has been met with anger in Brazil. The family of the victim, Eliza Samudio, and groups protesting violence against women are said to have expressed their outrage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two plead guilty in Penn State Sandusky cover-up

(CNN)Two former Penn State officials who were charged with child One week before they were set to go to trial on three felony charges, former athletic director 

Tim Curley and former university vice president Gary Schultz

pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of endangering the 

welfare of children.

(CNN)Two former Penn State officials who were charged

with child endangerment in the Jerry Sandusky scandal have 

pleaded guilty. endangerment in the Jerry Sandusky scandal have pleaded guilty.

One week before they were set to go to trial on three felony charges, former athletic director

Tim Curley and former university vice president Gary Schultz

pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of endangering the

welfare of children.

(CNN)Two former Penn State officials who were charged

with child endangerment in the Jerry Sandusky scandal have

pleaded guilty.

One week before they were set to go to trial on three felony charges, former athletic director

Tim Curley and former university vice president Gary Schultz pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Citizens: U.S. Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone

When Buffalo, New York couple Akram Shibly and Kelly McCormick Border Protection officers

held them for two hours, took their cellphones and demanded their passwords.

"It just felt like a gross violation of our rights," 

said Shibly, a 23-year-old filmmaker born and raised in New York.

But he and McCormick 

complied, and their phones were searched.

Three days later, they returned from another trip to Canada and were stopped again by CBP.

"One of the officers

calls out to me and says, 'Hey, give me your phone,'" 

recalled Shibly.returned to the U.S. from a trip to Toronto on Jan. 1, 2017, U.S. Customs &

Border Protection officers

held them for two hours, took their cellphones and demanded their passwords.

"It just felt like a gross violation of our rights,"

said Shibly, a 23-year-old filmmaker born and raised in New York.

But he and McCormick

complied, and their phones were searched.

Three days later, they returned from another trip to Canada and were stopped again by CBP.

"One of the officers

calls out to me and says, 'Hey, give me your phone,'"

recalled Shibly.

"And I said, 'No, because I already went through this.'"

The officer asked a second time.



Trump calls tax return leak 'illegal,' thinks MSNBC report is 'a disgrace'

Twenty-four million more Americans would be uninsured by 2026 under the House Republican health care bill than under Obamacare, including 14 million by next year, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday.

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Actually, Mr. President, wiretapping doesn't cover a lot of things

 

Dutch election: European relief as mainstream triumphs

 

Somalia ship hijack: 'Pirates' release vessel without ransom

 

Republicans lose patience with FBI on Russia, Trump campaign ties informationRepublicans lose patience with FBI on Russia, Trump campaign ties information

 

Mount Etna: BBC crew caught up in volcano blastA BBC team and a number of tourists have suffered minor injuries after being caught up in an incident on the erupting volcano Mount Etna in Sicily.

"Many injured - some head injuries, burns, cuts and bruises," tweeted BBC science reporter Rebecca Morelle.

Lava flow mixed with steam had caused a huge explosion, which pelted the group with boiling rocks and steam, she said.

 

Have Republicans forgotten how to govern?

 

Egypt Pharaoh statue 'not Ramses II but different ruler'Egypt Pharaoh statue 'not Ramses II but different ruler'

 

Medical, science research faces huge cuts under Trump budget

 

McCain accuses Paul of 'working for Vladimir Putin'

 

Woman emerges from Peru mudslideEvangelina Chamorro Diaz, 32, struggled free from a whirlpool of mud on the outskirts of Lima in Peru.

She survived by grabbing on to pieces of wood and tree branches.

Peru has been hit by heavy rain since the start of the year.

The downpours have caused floods and mudslides that have killed dozens of people.

 

Man charged with kicking, yelling at Muslim Delta employee

 

Dozens of rights activists killed in Colombia in 2016

 

Former top Trump aide Flynn paid over $30,000 by Russian TV, top House Dem saysRetired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, was paid more than $33,750 by Russia's state-run broadcaster RT TV-Russia for a speech in Moscow in December 2015, a top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee has learned.

 

Syria 'air raid on mosque kills 42' in Aleppo province

 

Health care fight raises concerns about Paul Ryan’s political skills

 

Capitol Hill Republicans not on board with Trump budget

 

Student 'fascinated by firearms' wounds four in French high school shooting Student 'fascinated by firearms' wounds four in French high school shooting

 

Drugs are killing so many people in Ohio that cold-storage trailers are being used as morgues Drugs are killing so many people in Ohio that cold-storage trailers are being used as morgues

 

Armed Services chair: Military doesn't fully grasp nude photo sharing scandal

 

USA gymnastics president resigns amid abuse scandal

 

China and Germany Unite Against Trump's Protectionism China and Germany Unite Against Trump's Protectionism

 

Is Israel an ‘apartheid’ state? This U.N. report says yes. Is Israel an ‘apartheid’ state? This U.N. report says yes.

 

Turkey's Erdogan accuses EU of launching anti-Islam 'crusade'

 

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Fed raises rates, signals more to come in 2017

 

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Trump administration open to making some Medicaid recipients work, pay premiums

 

Republicans lose patience with FBI on Russia, Trump campaign ties information

 

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Sessions spoke twice with Russian ambassador during Trump’s presidential campaign, Justice officials say

Sessions Lied, no need to "Pretty It Up"

One of the meetings was a private conversation between Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that took place in September in the senator’s office, at the height of what U.S. intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to upend the U.S. presidential race.

Session's response to questions, regarding his possible interactions with any Russian representative, was a response that I construe, as a response that he meant, because he has had weeks to consider what type of response that he would provide after a previous selected Trump selection resigned, based on the same questions.

A Child of the age of 12,

have taken more than enough spankings to understand what a lie is, and how the child's parent react to the child telling the parent

"a lie".

Session's 60 plus years on earth,

is denied buffer protections based on his response to questioning about his interactions with

a Russian reps, and the correct disposition addressing Sessions, is that of his own response... to thousands of citizens, who were denied empathy by Sessions himself, while serving in his own position of Legal System Authority.

Session's Lied to the Senate, and all Americans,

and his lies..., have earned the "jail" cell for lying to the

Senate and the American Population.

 

 

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Survivor Quits Pope's Panel On Sex Abuse, Citing 'Shameful' Resistance

Pope's Political in house fight, NOT ENOUGH

Pedophile Priest, and a century of facts that explain the degree, and the local circumstances..., that set the scene for the systemic manner in which priest would hunt a male child, woow the child,  gain the trust of the child's parents, then rape the child..., intimidate the child to say nothing...,

yet the facts and all the evidence collected from around the world, associated with priest's predictor style behavior,

isn't enough to convince the Vatican that the destroyed lives of hundreds of young boys....,

is enough to cause them to take a stance against rape of a boy.

GOD has nothing to do with this human behavior.

It is the humans that sit in the seats of authority, in the Catholic Church..., who decides, if and when a pedophile is charged.

The Humans who have chosen not to act,

are not religious members who represent "God" and his instructions.

The Catholic Church,

is nothing more than a political entity that is represented by the flawed nature of human beings, which sit in the seats of authority.  The Catholic Church, have long ago,

failed to represent a "God", based on their own written text.

 

 

 

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Trump's speech disheartens deported mom's kids

Imagine if "It was You and Your Family"....

My Imagination places me in the being of a person..., who is in a nation The teens watched in disbelief as audience members in front of them applauded Trump's hardline stance, including his commitment to building a wall.
Didn't they see a difference between the "bad ones" and people like their mother, they wondered.
"It was sad how people agreed with him," Jacqueline told CNN after the speech. "They're not in our position."without the proper authority, and this nation, now have a leader that "hates"...,

because of his own history, and now leads the entire nation that I find myself in..., with my wife, very young son and daughter.

I have seen others like me, others who are leaders of their families, who have been arrested... while simply taking their children to a school...

My Heart Trippe Beats each day, because after being here for 10 years, this is the first time I actually "fear" being deported, thereby, leaving my children to become part of a system that treats all, not like human beings, but, treat them like "things" that have caused the system to be flawed.

Each morning, I live in fear of being handcuffed in front of my children.

Each day, I fear being pulled over, as I drive to..., and from work.

Each day, I fear arriving to work and being called to the front, and being arrested and demoralized?

I fear for myself, but, I fear more for my children, because, I know that they don't understand the complexity of life, and my not coming home, only means to them,

Dad has been arrested.

What if it was

YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

 

 

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Trump singer Evancho 'disappointed' by transgender policy

Empathy of other's feelings is a required human trait

Can you feel the pain in the hearts of a man when you observe him Trump singer Evancho 'disappointed' by transgender policydown on his knees, totally distraught, tears streaming down his cheeks, as he holds a picture of his dead child?

Can you defend a girl who is being called names by a group of other girls, because she can't afford the "good things"?

Can you stand beside a mom, give her a hug, an offer her your own heart, as you come to understand that her child has been arrested and sent out of the country, because he wasn't born in this nation?

What happens when it's "you" who are the one that has suffered some huge tragic instance of life, and other's don't seem to care about something that has caused you so much internal damage?

Only when it happens to you, do you care, and that is a individual who lacks empathy.

 

 

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Constituents search for 'missing' representatives

They work for You, Don't allow your employee to "DICTATE"

A curious circumstance when an elected official refuses to meet Missing congressman notices have been photographed on milk cartons and posted to the @WhereIsPaulCook Twitter account and website. 

Even the lactose intolerant of Cook's district have been alerted to his "disappearance" via almond milk containers.

Another California 

congressman who hasn't been seen at a town hall recently is Rep. Darrell Issa. 

The high-profile Republican failed to show up for a town hall on the repeal of Obamacare, a town hall he had never committed to attending. Hundreds protested, erupting in "Where is Darrell?" chants.   width=with, and address the concerns of the same citizens who the elected official actually

"work for".

It's always easier to get away with doing nothing for decades because the citizens had no direct negative affect, but, once the citizens are directly affected by the flawed decisions, or the lack of actions to address concerns that the elected official is supposed to address... based his/he sworn oath,

then that official's task becomes a very scary job, to th extent that the position, and all the rewards, are simply, just not worth the emotional and psychological torture.

We have allowed flawed elected officials to get away with dirt for far to long, and now, citizens are finally speaking directly to those who serve..., and the results have sent some elected officials to the point where they have begun to speak the same lies that the President does, in an effort to avoid interacting with the actual citizens who voted for the official.

I say "Give Them Hell"

because they have gotten away with doing "nothing" while flawed individuals have rape this nation of individual freedoms.

 

 

 

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These are the new symbols of hate

Hate... can only exist within a group... not alone

"The Nazis have such brand name power that they are going to be dominating white supremacist symbology for a century to come," he says. 

But there is risk in this hyper-visibility. Last year, a large neo-Nazi group called the National Socialist Movement announced they would be shedding depictions of the swastika in what their leader told the New York Times was "an attempt to become more integrated and more mainstream." How many single individuals have you ever seen marching down a street alone, carrying a hate poster?

How many times have you ever witness a racist, stand by himself/herself, in a crowed of people, and shout out at the crowds, words of racism and hate?

You have never seen "1" single individual, stand alone, and express racism for all to see, because the racist behavior is a taught behavior

which

 require others to support the flawed behavior, like a gang, or a group of racist, who only feel confidence when they out number those whom they bully.

Cowards is a correct description of people who can't stand alone and spew the same hate that they spew from within a crowd of other racist.

We see it every day, and it never ceases to amaze me when I see the groups of racist, march as a pack.

We only give the racist power when we choose to ignore their flawed behavior, when the only way to deal with a racist is to double the punishment because harsh treatment is the only way to ensure that the racist understands that his/her behavior isn't appreciated.

 

 

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Arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jails

Change is inevitable but, some change delayed to long

Arizona Arpaio is finally out, and a new sheriff is in town, and with Arpaio's immigration raids and sweeps generated the most controversy during his time as sheriff, but his opponents also took him to task for how immigrants were treated in his jail system. That includes the presence of immigration officers at the jails and the "courtesy holds" that Penzone eliminated. An activist arrested during a protest against Trump and Arpaio last year sued the sheriff late last year and accused the office of unlawfully holding her overnight for a federal immigration check even though she is a U.S. citizen. Jacinta Gonzalez Goodman and others blocked off a road leading to a protest at a Trump rally in Fountain Hills during his presidential campaign.

change, comes a new beginning for all.

The contrasting differences between Arpaio and the new sheriff, Paul Penzone, is night and day, with the night being Arpaio..., who's racist and over baring enforcement of the laws that was ruled a violation of civil rights against Hispanics, inflicted huge emotional costs on the consciousness of the minorities living in his domain.

Now, the day has been brought forth, and the light shines on the Hispanics in the form of a new perspective, even as Trump reins down on the lands.

Contrasting Perspectives ought not be so different, when one considers that we are all human beings and not mixed animals with different chromosomes and different genetic makeup.

Power given to the wrong individuals is what make some people behave so differently, and when you add the power of authority to those who have been raised to hate, I can assure you that abuse will take place.

When we allow flawed people to get away with flawed acts and flawed actions, everyone is negatively affected.

 

 

 

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Trump just got checked and balanced 2/5/17

The Snowball picks up speed, in the decent into American Destruction

 

The Removal of the American Human Values

 

The removal of the American Foundation,
called "Civil Rights", and the
closing of the American Doors...
the epitome of the American Essence,
the welcoming of those oppressed in their nation of origin...,
shut down by a newly elected president, who is 1 generation from his own father being a immigrant .

 

The Removal of American Diplomacy

 

American's has served as the representation of controlled human behavior on the world political platforms, but,
we no longer hold the politically correct platform.

Thin skinned to criticism... resulting in a tirade of reciprocal assaults, and devaluing of anyone, and everyone...,
who would disagree with this elected president,
much in the manner of a tyrant of the 1400's...,
who demand loyalty from all whom he rule.

 

Greed for Power over rule decency

 

Seeking the power of the position of governmental cabinet positions, both, the extremely rich, and the previously stern republican elected officials, have found a way to acquiesce to working as a team, in order to enjoy the fruits of
Power and Control on a World Stage.

This president, elected for his promises to drain the swamp that is the Washington Halls of Congress, have begun to over flow... with the type of individuals who could only qualify for any high powered cabinet seat... based on their willingness to pay huge sums of money for the post, otherwise,
"un-qualified & under qualified",
would be the appropriate labels to describe those who are being anointed the powerful seats that drive this great nation

 

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Gun Violence Should Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis, Study Says 1/8/17

 

Hypocracy in Law Creation

Hypocracy in saving lives intentions

 

Thousands of lives are taken yearly, and those lives being removed,
include the lives of
Child Boys, Child Girls, Fathers, Mothers, Uncles & Aunts,
from a discriminant bullet fired out of the most destructive tool ever created by human beings, called a
GUN

 

Every Life Matters To Someone

 

We know that "Every Life Matters" because, we see the "Seat Belt" commercials that run constantly, bullying every American Citizen with words of intimidation,
guaranteeing penalties in the form of tickets...
if we don't follow the law designed to save our lives,
by "Buckling Up" when driving a car.

 

Then, there are the ever so intrusive unconstitutional civil rights violations
in the form of "Random Police Road Blocks", guised as
Preemptive Drunk Driver Search,
but yields huge sums of cash for city funding...
based on tickets issued out for
pass due vehicle registration,

expired driver's license, and
unbuckled seat belts,
while yielding less that 1% of all stops that would associate with an actual
conviction for a "real drunk driver" caught in these illegal stops,
all meant to save lives

 

 

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Jets lean on cupcakes in Dont'a Hightower courtship

The Jets, you might have noticed, are lagging behind the Patriots on several key fronts right now. Swiping away one of New England's top talents is -- hypothetically, anyway -- a strong strategy in the quest to alter that frustrating, unrelenting dynamic.

And so it was that Jets management welcomed free-agent linebacker Dont'a Hightower into their building for an official visit on Sunday. In great need of a pass-rushing linebacker -- something the Jets have been missing since John Abraham skipped town, like, 12 years ago -- Gang Green broke out all the stops to impress Hightower on his 27th birthday.

Here's the lowdown, from ESPN's Adam Schefter:

"They sent his mother Jets merchandise, the brought him out to dinner last night and had cupcakes given to him on his birthday," Schefter said on NFL Insiders. "They had 'Happy Birthday Dont'a Hightower' on all the screens inside the Jets training facility."

 

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Yadier Molina blasts MLB over security for families at WBC

JUPITER, Florida -- St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina blasted Major League Baseball's security arrangements for the families of players at the World Baseball Classic in Mexico.

"MLB,,, its a

shame that you are more interested in making money and not in the security of our family," Molina said via his Instagram account.

"Its a shame that the players have to be worried about the safety of our family when you were supposed to have security for them,, Horrible organization for the this event, no security for the players family,,,

its a shame MLB."

The account, which includes personal photos of Molina in off-the-field situations, also expressed the same sentiments in Spanish in a post from late Saturday night.

 

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Russell Westbrook Passes Wilt Chamberlain for 2nd-Most Triple-Doubles in Season

Russell Westbrook's historic 2016-17 season passed another milestone Saturday,

as he recorded his 32nd triple-double in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 112-104 win over the Utah Jazz at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The mark puts him alone in second place in the single-season triple-doubles list, passing Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain.

Oscar Robertson had a record 41 triple-doubles in 1961-62, the campaign he averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and a league-leading 11.4 assists—the lone full-season triple-double stat line in NBA history.      

 

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Hate Not,

Because You

Are Hated

 

 

A Black Man

is hated by a White Man

because the white man has been

taught to hate

by his family and friends,

taught that a black man’s place

is to serve a

white man.


A White Man

is hated by a Muslim

because the Muslim is taught

to hate a white man

by his family and friends,

taught that a White Man is

Pure Evil,

and cannot be trusted.

 

A Muslim Man

is hated by a Christian

because the Christian is taught

by his family and friends

that all Muslims are radical terrorist

who are brain washed enough

to commit a suicide attack.

 

A Heterosexual Male

Hates a Homosexual Male

because he was taught

by his family and friends

to believe that being homosexual

is a choice and not a

human characteristic by birth.

 

A Slim Man

hates an Over Weight Man

because he was taught that

being overweight is a conscious choice

and to choose to be overweight

should bring criticism.

 

An Attractive Woman Hates

a unattractive woman

because she is taught that

her beauty is more valuable

than the unattractive woman.

 

A Light Skinned Black Person

hates a Dark Skinned Black person

because he was taught

that dark skinned blacks are

not acceptable to the

white society.

 

A Very Smart Man

is hated by a Man that

hate to be directed

because he is taught

by his family and friends that

smart people are weird.

 

Each Instance

of one person hating another person

for any reason,

simply shows us all

that there are someone out there

that is taught to hate you

for any specific reason.

 

Hate is Taught

by family and friends, but,

once you become 18,

you ought to have gained enough knowledge

and experience to understand that

teaching hate of any kind,

is wrong.

 

To Hate anyone

that you don’t know or

never have had a relationship with,

of any kind…,

suggests that you are a person

of very bad character,

and having bad character…,

is hated by everyone.

 

 

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Good Old Boy Gang Style Loyalty

by Contracts

 

Police Officer Associations,
provide the foundational support for anyone and everyone who serves as a Police Officer.

 

Loyalty, is expected, and
Loyalty is rewarded.

The Foundation of the
"Us against Them"
is solidified by the Police Officer Associations, by providing the "backing support" of officers, when they are being reprimanded, or, being charged for flawed behavior or even,
if... and when, a police officer is charged with committing a crime... while in the service of their duties
as servent of the justice system.

 

Anger fueled by members of Police Associations,
in support of police officers, regardless of the crime
that a police officer is charged with, to include,
whether or not, there exist video evidence, that clearly displays the criminal act by the police officer,
provides the conscious confidence in all police officers,
to feel a sense of "invensability" and "conscious freedom",
to act as they choose, while interacting with civilians,
because the police officer has the backing,
and the power of the Police Associations
at their becking call for support.

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Two plead guilty in Penn State Sandusky cover-up
Tim Curley and former university vice president Gary Schultz pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of endangering the  welfare of children. (CNN)Two former Penn State officials who were charged with child endangerment in the Jerry Sandusky scandal have   pleaded guilty.   One week before they were set to go to trial on three felony charges, former athletic director

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Human Behavior is Human Behavior when no consequences are feared

The Biblical Days were inundated with human horrors, only The Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary forces said on Saturday that the "large mass grave" contained the remains of about 500 civilian prisoners who were "executed by (IS) gangs after they controlled the prison during their occupation of Mosul".

However, an army source deployed with Hashd forces was unable to confirm the discovery. 

Although Saturday's report could not be immediately verified, a 2014 report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that hundreds of male inmates were murdered by IS gunmen at the time.believable if you were to actually live during those days...,

per the King James version of the Bible.

One would believe that 5 thousand years later, human beings would have come to understand what war is, what violence is, and the extensive affects of war and violence on individuals, and property.

However, Human Beings continue to defy any semblance of

Human Behavioral Corrections that would suggest that Human Beings are learning from past mistakes.

Violence, is a behavior that can easily be controlled, if we choose too.

However, no one enforces rules, and those who wear the badge of justice, themselves, provide poor examples of human behavioral controls, thereby infusing anger in the hearts and minds of the average individual who would consider... doing the right thing.

Leadership is by Example, but, when your a leader that
"Lies, Miss Represent, Exaggerate, Steal, and Attack",

then, it is the leader's human behavior that is mimicked by all citizens who expect the same response from family members and friends...

to accept flawed human behavior.

Who are you? What will you do?

 

 

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Analysis: Does Obama Have Grounds to Sue Trump for Libel?

Immidiate and Direct Actions is how to handle the Ignorant...

Long ago, I described Donald Trump as a "Ebacile", and my opinion "He's basically stating that Mr. Obama committed crimes, and to state that somebody has committed a crime when it's false is clearly defamatory," said Benjamin Zipursky, who teaches defamation law at Fordham University Law School in New York.

"The question is: Is there enough evidence of serious reckless disregard to send that case to a jury?" Zipursky added. 

"I don't know what a court would decide on that, but there is some evidence of recklessness."

It's difficult for public figures to win libel cases. 

Most courts rule against them because the assumption is that they have chosen to make their lives an open book, which means people will talk about them. But past Supreme Court cases have created a basic standard that seeks to answer two legal questions:has not changed "1" iota.

There is only 1 way to correct a person like Donald Trump is to punish him for his flawed acts and actions.

By not immediately punishing, correcting or holding ignorant people like Donald Trump to account for his acts and actions,

you only fuel his confidence that he will not feel any type of discomforts for his flawed behavior.

President Obama has a possible $60 Million Dollar Book Deal on the table, and lies by Donald Trump, stating that it is a fact that President Obama was responsible for illegally wire taping his hotel, could have President Obama in the amount of $Millions.

There is a monetaty harm done to President Obama and sometimes in life, someone has to do the right thing for us all.

Trump falsly accused President Obama of committing a crime and the law does allow individuals who specifically, and deliberately lie to harm another human beings value.

Obama has $Milllions of Trump Dollars at his disposal, and if anyone "needs" to be taken down, it is TRUMP.

 

 

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(CNN)President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are pushing Changing the heath insurance marketplace under Obamacare is complicated business, and there is no universal agreement on how any legislation would affect coverage.

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14 million more people would be uninsured in 2018.legislation that would repeal key aspects of the Affordable Care Act. Changing the heath insurance marketplace under Obamacare is complicated business, and there is no universal agreement on how any legislation would affect coverage.

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In Georgia, reaction to KKK banner is a sign of the times

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The mayor was still home when his phone started Valerie Fambrough had just dropped off her daughter at day care when she heard.

“Have you seen the sign in the square?” a parent asked her on a cold morning three weeks ago. “There’s a Ku Klux Klan sign in the town square.”

And, in fact, there was. Just past the old brick courthouse and across the street from candy stores and antique shops, a large rectangular banner was screwed tight into the cracked wood siding of a long-vacant building on East Main Street. “Historic Ku Klux Klan Meeting Hall,” it said.

It had a cartoonish drawing of a white-sheeted person raising a hand. In addition, there was a Confederate battle flag at one corner of the building and a red flag with a white cross and the letters KKK at the other.ringing. The reverend was still down with the flu when he began getting one message after another.

Valerie Fambrough had just dropped off her daughter at day care when she heard.

“Have you seen the sign in the square?” a parent asked her on a cold morning three weeks ago. “There’s a Ku Klux Klan sign in the town square.”

And, in fact, there was. Just past the old brick courthouse and across the street from candy stores and antique shops, a large rectangular banner was screwed tight into the cracked wood siding of a long-vacant building on East Main Street. “Historic Ku Klux Klan Meeting Hall,” it said.

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The Trump slump? Tourists say they're scared to visit the United States

REPORTING FROM NEW YORK - During spring break, Canadian It is not just visitors from the countries targeted by the bans that are souring on U.S. travel; the seven countries included in Trump's original order in January account for 0.1% of incoming travelers. Rather, an atmosphere of fear at the nation's airports - and well-publicized incidents of visitors being detained and interrogated - are scaring off people without the slightest connection to the Muslim world.

families used to pile the kids into a tour bus and head to New York to see the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center and other attractions. It was the start of the busy season for Comfort Tour, a Toronto-based firm that usually brought between 200 and 300 tourists to New York in March.

This year, 11 people have signed up for the tours.

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South Korea's Park leaves presidential palace after impeachment

Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye has now left the presidential In her first words since Friday's ruling, Ms Park said in a statement: "Although it will take time, I believe the truth will certainly

come out." 

She also apologised to her supporters for "failing to fulfil my duty as president". Ms Park has now lost her immunity and could face criminal proceedings over accusations she allowed Ms Choi to extort money from companies in return for political favours.palace, two days after judges upheld parliament's decision to impeach her.

Ms Park arrived at her home in southern Seoul amid waving supporters. She has been impeached over her role in a corruption scandal involving close friend, Choi Soon-sil.

In her first words since Friday's ruling, Ms Park said in a statement: "Although it will take time, I believe the truth will certainly

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Steve King: Geert Wilders tweet sparks a social media backlash

"Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny," Mr King wrote on Twitter.

"We can't restore our civilisation with somebody else's babies," he added.

Senior Republican congressman Steve King has sparked a backlash on social media after tweeting his support for the Dutch anti-Islam politician, Geert Wilders.

 

 

Villanova, Kansas, UNC, Gonzaga named No. 1 seeds

Though it was no surprise when that school's name popped into the With the brackets set, the action begins Tuesday and Wednesday with opening-round games that will include matchups between the last at-large teams invited into the draw: No. 11 seeds Providence vs. Southern California and Kansas State vs. Wake Forest.

The Final Four is April 1 and 3 in Phoenix. Villanova, which won the title last year on a buzzer-beating jump shot by Kris Jenkins, will open its quest for back-to-back titles against the winner of an opening-round game between New Orleans and Mount Saint Mary's.NCAA Tournament bracket, it was a reminder that, yes, this is March Madness -- the time of year where anything can happen.

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