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  • George H.W. Bush sponsored Filipino child through Colorado-based charity

    12/06/2018 10:02:27 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | 5 Dec, 2018 | Ellie Mulder
    Nearly 20 years ago, former President George H.W. Bush wanted to sponsor a Filipino boy named Timothy through Colorado Springs-based nonprofit Compassion International — but first, he needed a pseudonym. “He’s passed away now, so it’s probably not a classified name anymore — it was George Walker,” said Wess Stafford, Compassion president emeritus. “That’s the same name that he used, apparently, whenever he checked into a hospital and they needed to have it unknown that he was in there.” Bush’s security team was worried about Timothy’s safety, said Stafford. If word had gotten out that the child was communicating with...
  • After 40 Years, Is It Time to Reconsider Absolute Immunity for Prosecutors?

    12/06/2018 9:58:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    American Constitution Society ^ | 19 July, 2016 | Bidish Sarma
    Four decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court implemented a major, nationwide policy that consolidated prosecutorial authority: it granted prosecutors absolute immunity for acts committed in their prosecutorial role. This decision sheathed prosecutors in protective armor while they pursued criminal convictions through an era of crime-related hysteria, and it eroded one of the few mechanisms available to hold prosecutors accountable. Considering the growing call to acknowledge and address an epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct, now is a critical time to reflect on Imbler v. Pachtman and evaluate whether it holds up to modern-day scrutiny. In Imbler, the Supreme Court held...
  • Chris Cuomo Calls Fellow CNN Anchor 'Petty and Small' for His Comments About Trump at Bush Funeral

    12/06/2018 9:56:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies ^ | December 6, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Trump and first lady Melania Trump took their place in the front row at President George H. W. Bush's funeral at National Cathedral yesterday morning, right next to the Obamas. It was a bit awkward considering the past war of words between the two couples. Trump has accused Obama of authoring some of the worst deals the U.S. has ever signed and is currently upending his predecessor's legacy, while Obama has sounded off on Trump's policies. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama wrote some unflattering things about 45 in her new book, including how she'll never forgive him for his role in...
  • The Shocking Conditions in Canadas 'Third World

    12/06/2018 9:52:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/18 | Colin Alexander
    A new book takes on the shocking conditions in Canadas 'Third World' When Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus father was PM, it was said in western Canada that he yearned to be the supreme head of an undeveloped countrylike his friends Fidel Castro of Cuba and Julius Nyerere of Tanzania. So he set about achieving that objective at home. There are never exact comparisons, but Argentina comes close. With resources roughly equivalent to Canadas, in 1945 that country ranked among the worlds richest. The slide gathered momentum under Juan Peron. Similarly, in 1995 The Wall Street Journal nominated Canada as an...
  • Two cases of HIV transmission through breastfeeding in mothers with undetectable viral load reported

    12/06/2018 9:51:49 AM PST · by fwdude · 10 replies
    aidmap ^ | 20 November 2018 | Keith Alcorn
    Two cases of HIV transmission from mother to infant during the breastfeeding period when mothers had an undetectable viral load have been reported by PROMISE, a large international study of the effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment in preventing vertical HIV transmission. The findings were presented in a poster at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam in July. Earlier this year an international group of researchers called for more research to determine if HIV can be transmitted through breast milk even if the breastfeeding mother has an undetectable viral load in blood. Swiss doctors have argued that pregnant women with HIV...
  • Military plane crash that killed 16 blamed on faulty maintenance at Georgia air base

    12/06/2018 9:51:44 AM PST · by mac_truck · 24 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Dec 5 2018 | Zachary Hansen
    Faulty work done at Robins Air Force Base in Houston County is being blamed for a military plane crash that killed 16 service members in 2017, an investigation found. On July 10, 2017, a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 Hercules crashed near Itta Bena, Miss., killing the 15 Marines and a U.S. Navy sailor who were on board, previously reported. It suffered a catastrophic failure at 20,000 feet, crashed and scattered debris over a wide area of farmland. A report of the investigation conducted by the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing was obtained by the Macon Telegraph, and it concluded that...
  • Oil Prices Crash As OPEC+ Scrambles At 11th Hour

    12/06/2018 9:49:39 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 22 replies ^ | 12-06-2018 | Nick
    Oil prices crashed early Thursday OPEC did not reveal a solid agreement in Vienna, at least not yet. After hours of meetings, OPEC cancelled its news conference, awaiting the Russian delegation set to arrive on Friday. The oil price crash offers the group a reminder that the market is banking on a sizable cut. OPEC met on Thursday and Russias oil minister Alexander Novak arrives on Friday, where he can essentially tell Saudi Arabia what to do. The rest of OPEC, save for the UAE and Kuwait, are either unable or unwilling to go along with production cuts.
  • Corrosive Hatred of the Washington Post Tries to Steal Bush Eulogy

    12/06/2018 9:38:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/18 | Judi McLeod
    There is no light coming from the Washington Post, but only the kind of darkness that corrosive hatred brings The Washington Post headline on the Bush funeral shouts volumes: Bush funeral: Trump sits with fellow presidents but still stands alone. WaPo wants a grieving world to believe that from the moment he crossed the transept of the soaring Washington National Cathedral, tore off his overcoat and took his seat in the front pew, President Trump was an outsider. Wrong: Donald Trump was an outsider from the day he won the 2016 presidential election, something the mainstream and social media saw...
  • CNN's Avlon: Don't Give Trump 'Medal' for Not 'Screwing Up' H.W. Passing

    12/06/2018 9:33:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    God rest the soul of George H.W. Bush. But God forbid that President Trump should receive credit for according H.W. all possible honors and conducting himself with grace during the funeral service. That latter, ungracious, thought was on John Avlon's mind this morning. The CNN commentator, on New Day, reacted to a statement by former Bush 43 aide Scott Jennings, praising President Trump's handling of the passing of H.W. Sneered Avlon: "I don't think you want to give out too many medals for not screwing up a presidential funeral. The President was on best behavior this week, but that's a...
  • Its that time of year. Whats the most annoying Christmas song?

    12/06/2018 9:31:50 AM PST · by Simon Green · 169 replies
    12/06/18 | Me
    I know its hard to pick just one, Ill give you that....but I have to give it to "Do They Know It's Christmas" by Band Aid. (Dis)honorable mention goes to "The Christmas Shoes".
  • Williams: Miseducated or stupid? (Millennials love communism)

    12/06/2018 9:28:59 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies ^ | Walter Williams
    A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American Millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. ... Young people who werent alive during World War II and its Cold War aftermath might be forgiven for not knowing the horrors of socialism. Some of their beliefs represent their having been indoctrinated by their K-12 teachers and college professors. There was such leftist hate for former President George W. Bush that its not out of the question that those 32 percent of Millennials were taught by their teachers and...
  • US markets plunge after arrest of Chinese tech executive

    12/06/2018 9:26:43 AM PST · by bitt · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/6/2018 | alexander bolton
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged by almost 500 points Thursday morning, the first day of trading after U.S. authorities secured the arrest of a Chinese technology company executive, fueling fears that the trade war with China is heating up. News broke late Wednesday that Canadian law enforcement had arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, a major Chinese tech firm that has been linked to the Chinese military. U.S. officials have requested her extradition, citing a suspected sanctions violation.
  • My Pleas for Help Went Unanswered: Accuser on N.J. Governors Handling of Sexual Assault Claims

    12/06/2018 9:23:06 AM PST · by pepsi_junkie · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/4/2018 | Nick Corasaniti
    TRENTON A top official in the administration of Gov. Philip D. Murphy described in wrenching testimony on Tuesday the lack of urgency among aides to the governor after she accused a member of Mr. Murphys campaign of sexual assault. The emotional narrative marked the first day of legislative hearings into how Mr. Murphys administration has handled a case that threatens to thwart his ambitious agenda and cast a stain over his progressive image. The official, Katie Brennan, spoke slowly and sternly as she detailed her allegations against Albert J. Alvarez, whom she accused of sexually assaulting her after a...
  • The Clinton Laundromat: Parallels Between SpyGate & Uranium One

    12/06/2018 9:18:50 AM PST · by bitt · 18 replies ^ | 12/4/2018 | Rex
    by Imperator_Rex Uranium One and SpyGate are rigged to blow wide open. The Clintons money and information laundering fingerprints are all over both crimes, as REX explains. Apart from their ability to intimidate and silence anyone who may compromise them, there's one characteristic that defines the Clintons criminality: their ability to launder. 'Laundering', as most know, is a method of cleaning something. Innocent people launder dirty clothing. Criminals launder money. But what else are some criminals, especially the Clintons, good at laundering? INFORMATION. They use money laundering to increase their wealth. They use information laundering to increase their power. Their...
  • CNNs Don Lemon says he wouldnt have shaken Trumps hand at Bush funeral

    12/06/2018 9:16:42 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 6, 2018 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    CNNs Don Lemon was all-in with his anti-Trump rhetoric Wednesday night, saying he wouldnt shake the presidents hand and bashing him for removing his coat. Lemon gave his take on the widely discussed arrival of the Trumps at George H.W. Bushs funeral with his colleague Chris Cuomo when the current president shook hands with the Obamas while Hillary Clinton didnt offer him a glance. Ive got to tell you, Im just being honest, the Obamas are really classy folks because I dont know if I could be, Lemon began. I dont think I wouldve shake hands with him. I...
  • Self-described feminist banned from Twitter says platform is setting 'dangerous' precedent

    12/06/2018 9:16:22 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 06 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Journalist Meghan Murphy said in an interview that aired Thursday on "Rising" that Twitter's practice of banning users for remarks it deems offensive is a dangerous precedent after she was banned from the platform last month. "I don't want to draw a line that ends up silencing people who have political ideas, or who are talking about ideologies, or who are challenging popular discourse that has been deemed offensive," Murphy, founder and editor of the website Feminist Current, told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Wednesday. "Now we're banned, we're silenced, and I actually think it's quite dangerous," she continued. "This is...
  • Human-induced climate change makes heatwaves 30 times more likely

    12/06/2018 9:16:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Matthew Robinson
    Human-induced climate change has made the United Kingdom's record-breaking 2018 summer heatwave around 30 times more likely than under normal conditions, the country's meteorological body has said. The UK as a whole endured its joint hottest summer on record in 2018, and the hottest ever for England. "Our provisional study compared computer models based on today's climate with those of the natural climate we would have had without human-induced emissions," said Professor Peter Snott from the Met Office and Exeter University. Snott noted that the "rapidly increasing changes" stem from an increase in the concentrations of carbon dioxide and other...
  • U.S. Indicts 4 in First Panama Papers-Related Charges [Mossack Fonseca]

    12/06/2018 9:14:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 2 replies ^ | 12/05/2018 | Lucas Laursen
    U.S. prosecutors unsealed Tuesday an indictment against four people affiliated with the Panama City law firm Mossack Fonseca, the first such American charges related to the 2016 Panama Papers leak. The charges, filed in the Southern District of New York, include defrauding the United States, wire fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and making false statements to investigators. An accountant, an investment advisor, and a former client of Mossack Fonsecas are under arrest while a Mossack Fonseca partner, Ramses Owens, remains on the lam, the Wall Street Journal reports. The American law enforcement action follows a Panama Papers-related raid on Deutsche...
  • Fu Manchu fury in China over Marvels Asian superhero origin

    12/06/2018 9:05:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Today Online ^ | 12/06/2018
    HONG KONG An angry Chinese public is accusing Marvel Studios of insulting China after learning that its first Asian superhero on the big screen will be the son of Fu Manchu, the offensive fictional character who has become a shorthand for racial stereotyping. Chinese-American screenwriter Mr Dave Callaham, whose movie credits include 1984s Wonder Woman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2, is working on a script for a film showcasing Shang-Chi, who first appeared in Marvels comics in the 1970s. According to Hollywood Reporter, Marvel is expecting Shang-Chi, also known as the Master of Kung Fu in the Marvel...
  • A Giant List Of Questions The House Needs To Ask James Comey In His Deposition

    12/06/2018 8:58:59 AM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    They should tell the former FBI director that Congress needs his help: Identifying any departments, agencies, or individuals within the executive branch who provided information or received information, concerning Donald Trump and/or his campaign or supporters and their supposed connections to Russia. Identifying any congressional members, offices, or staffers, or agencies or offices within the legislative branch who provided information or received information, concerning Donald Trump and/or his campaign or supporters and their supposed connections to Russia. Identifying any foreign governments or individuals connected to foreign governments who provided information or received information, concerning Donald Trump and/or his campaign or...