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  • Van Jones Predicts ‘Horrendous Abuse of Power’ Under Trump

    01/16/2017 7:24:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 15, 2017 | Sharon Waxman
    Less than a week before the inauguration, political commentator Van Jones predicted “a horrendous abuse of power” once Donald Trump takes office as president of the United states. The CNN commentator spoke on Sunday night at the home of Netflix chief Ted Sarandos about the documentary “13th,” on a panel with filmmaker Ava DuVernay and media mogul Oprah Winfrey. The film explores the abuses and racial inequities of the prison system, with the title referring to the 13th amendment abolishing slavery. Asked by Winfrey what he expected of the new administration, Jones said, “I think mostly bad things. Both parties...
  • Hillary Clinton’s operatives stoke doubts of Trump presidency

    01/15/2017 7:58:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Spread rumors about Russian vote rigging, push protests Hillary Clinton’s campaign operatives have fueled efforts to delegitimize President-elect Donald Trump, pushing allegations of his complicity with Russian email hacks and boosting protests of the inauguration. Brian Fallon, a former spokesman for the Clinton presidential campaign, has said there’s “too much evidence” that Mr. Trump was in league with Russian spies trying to rig the election. Former Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri used Twitter to circulate maps of protest sites for Mr. Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Neera Tanden, a policy adviser on Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, has made her anti-Trump stance...
  • Report: CIA set up task-force in 2016 to investigate possible Russian funding of Trump's campaign

    01/15/2017 7:12:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 89 replies
    business insider ^ | Jan. 14, 2017, 11:25 AM | Natasha Bertrand
    US counterintelligence task force established by the CIA Director John Brennan in 2016 to investigate a recording was apparently passed by “one of the Baltic States” alleging Russian funding of President-elect Donald Trump's presidential campaign… The task force included the FBI, the Treasury and Justice Departments, the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Agency (NSA), “SNIPP” A “dossier” created by an opposition research project funded by anti-Trump Republicans teamed with Clinton Democrats circulated by Sen. John McCain of Arizona Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada and later presented by the intelligence community, to Trump,...
  • Redesigning the journey to critical benefits for Americans

    01/15/2017 7:02:28 AM PST · by spintreebob
    United States Digital Service via Medium.com ^ | 1/14/2017 | Jess Kahn & Mollie Ruskin
    The United States Digital Service is a startup at The White House, using design and technology to deliver better services to the American people. www.usds.gov For people who need timely access to critical benefits, interacting with the government can become as time consuming as a part-time job. As William has encountered time and again, enrolling in these programs can be cumbersome, duplicative and at odds with the demands of working and caring for one’s family. In recent years, non-profits, academia and state and federal government agencies alike began studying and experimenting with a shift toward a more family-centered — as opposed to...
  • DNC Chair Candidate Keith Ellison Once Called For Separate Country for Black Americans

    01/14/2017 2:06:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 28, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    Democratic Minnesota Representative and Democratic National Committee chairman candidate Keith Ellison once called for slavery reparations and a separate country for black Americans in a university newspaper column. Ellison’s writings while a student at the University of Minnesota law school– under the name “Keith Hakim”– raised eyebrows when he announced his first congressional run in 2006. The Weekly Standard noted that “Ellison refers to ‘Minister Louis Farrakhan,’ defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate… ‘Hakim’ demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate...
  • Hillary Clinton and her team tried to warn us about Trump’s ties to Russia (4chan alert)

    01/12/2017 10:36:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    ShareBlue ^ | January 12, 2017 | Tommy Christopher and Melissa McEwan
    Every day brings a new bombshell revelation about President-elect Donald Trump and the Russians. And the people who tried to tell the world about it while it could have made a difference are still speaking out. This week has seen some truly stunning revelations about President-elect Donald Trump and the help he received from the Russian government in securing his electoral victory, including allegations that Russia compromised Trump, and may have colluded with his associates in their campaign to influence the election. Although Hillary Clinton has largely stayed out of public view since the election, her key aides are beginning...
  • Donald Trump Spy File Is ‘Bogus,’ ‘Forgery,’ Security Expert Claims

    01/12/2017 9:01:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | January 12, 2017 | Amanda Katherine
    A former US intelligence expert says that the 35-page document claiming that Russia hatched a blackmail plot against Donald Trump is a “forgery” and completely “bogus.” Wayne Madsen, a former disinformation analyst at the U.S. Navy’s Washington, D.C., telecommunications command, claimed to Radar Online that the dossier that leaked online Tuesday night is a bogus attempt to discredit the president-elect....
  • Democrats say Obama must 'deprive' Trump of using Guantanamo Bay

    01/11/2017 4:54:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 11, 2017 | Christopher Brennan
    Democratic lawmakers are calling for President Obama to close Guantanamo Bay because "Donald Trump must be deprived of the use” of the controversial prison. Representatives including New York City’s Hakeem Jeffries, Jerrold Nadler, Nydia Velazquez and Jose Serrano signed a letter sent to the White House Wednesday. Obama promised during his first presidential campaign to close the facility on Cuban soil, which was filled with suspected terrorists during the Bush administration, some of whom have stayed there for years without a trial or charges. The White House has said that it is working to move the 18 inmates who remain...
  • Radio Show Host Calls For Immediate Arrest Of HomoClemson Player After Gay Championship......

    01/11/2017 5:02:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Published on Jan 10, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Full TITLE: Radio Show Host Calls For Immediate Arrest Of HomoClemson Player After Gay Championship Celebration! ***warning language***
  • To Defeat Trump, We Must Make Ourselves Ungovernable (It just keeps getting sillier)

    01/09/2017 3:55:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    In These Times ^ | January 9, 2017 | Sarah Lazare
    “We cannot and should not legitimize the transfer of authority to a right-wing populist who has neo-fascist orientations,” Kali Akuno told AlterNet over the phone. “We shouldn’t legitimize that rule in any form or fashion. We need to build a program of being ungovernable.” As the co-director of the Mississippi-based group Cooperation Jackson and an organizer with the nationwide Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Akuno is one of countless people across the country working diligently to build a platform sturdy enough to confront Trump’s America. Movimiento Cosecha, led by undocumented people and immigrants, is planning to go on the offensive to...
  • 'Know Your Rights' campaigns pop up ahead of Trump's inauguration (Illegals and Muslims)

    01/09/2017 4:01:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | Tatiana Sanchez, Tribune News Service
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — When shoppers walk into Mi Pueblo Foods to pick up fresh produce in the next few weeks, they'll also get a lesson on their legal and civil rights. The grocery retailer, which serves a heavily Latino clientele and supports a variety of community initiatives and educational programs, has partnered with the San Jose-based organization SIREN in an effort to inform the public — and in particular immigrants — of their constitutional rights in a variety of settings. During informational sessions at select stores, customers can learn about what to do if, for example, a law enforcement...
  • Michelle Obama’s Farewell Address Will Leave You an Emotional Wreck

    01/06/2017 1:50:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Virrales ^ | January 6, 2017
    Michelle Obama delivered her final remarks as first lady of the United States on Friday, telling a room of educators that the role has been “the greatest honor” of her life. It was an emotional end to a White House event honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year, where she also urged young people to embrace diversity and empower themselves through the education. “As I end my time in the White House, I can think of no better message to send to our young people,” Obama said. “For all the young people in this room and that are watching,...
  • Park Slope Rally to Call for Total Obstruction of Trump Agenda

    01/05/2017 1:11:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Patch ^ | January 5, 2017 | John V. Santore
    "Play ball with dangerous, amoral people and we will devote ourselves to your political demise," the organizers wrote. PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN — Brooklynites determined to stop President-Elect Donald Trump's agenda in its tracks will deliver their message to New York Senator and Park Slope resident Chuck Schumer on Jan. 7. A rally planned for 1 p.m. outside Schumer's 9 Prospect Park West apartment building had been signed up for on Facebook by 169 people as of Thursday afternoon, with nearly 300 more saying they were interested. "We, the people of NYC and New York State, vow to hound you day...
  • Trump Presidency Will Disproportionately Affect Marginalized Communities in Years to Come

    01/05/2017 12:38:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Rainbow Times ^ | January 5, 2017 | Mike Yepes, TRT Guest Columnist
    November 8 was a whirlwind of emotions. Starting my day off in Rhode Island, I eagerly rushed over to my local polling location in Providence at 7 a.m. with my younger brother to cast my ballot for Hillary Clinton. She was not perfect, not by a long shot, and any claims to the contrary were often rooted in the shortcomings of white feminism—which roots its platform in the obstructions faced by cisgender white women without nuanced conversations around race, class, ethnicity, queer theory, and other issues related to identity. However, what she did hold was potential for progress and improved...
  • Women's March organizers predict 200,000 will attend anti-Trump protest

    01/03/2017 7:42:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 3, 2017 | Daniel Strauss
    Organizers of the Women’s March on Washington estimate 200,000 people will participate in its inauguration weekend protest, according to a National Park Service's list of First Amendment permit applications. The group organizing the protest (which was initially pegged as a “million woman march”) applied for a permit application under the name “The Gathering for Justice,” according to Mike Litterst, the chief of communications for the NPS’ National Mall & Memorial Parks. The application says the march’s purpose is “to come together in solidarity to express to the new administration & congress that women’s rights are human rights and our power...
  • Teens Raise Money for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz By Selling “P—- Pops” (warning graphic)

    01/02/2017 7:33:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 2, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Warning: Contains graphic language. Two individuals who claim to be LGBT high school students are selling lollipops shaped like genitalia to support the abortion chain Planned Parenthood. For $3.99, the teens promise to send a “p**** pop” shaped like a vagina to President-elect Donald Trump, and for $4.99, they will send a penis-shaped lollipop. They also claim to send 50-percent of the “p—- pop” proceeds to Planned Parenthood, the Daily Wire reports. Here’s more from the report: The vagina-shaped lollipops appear to reference Trump’s infamous “grab them by the p*****” comment to Billy Bush–a statement used against the president-elect during...
  • 9 Powerful Hillary Clinton Quotes From 2016 To Remember All The Good Times (Fan fiction)

    01/01/2017 1:53:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Bustle ^ | December 6, 2016 | Natasha Guzmán
    Although she didn't win on Election Day, Hillary Clinton ran an extremely memorable campaign. There were scandals, feuds, and federal investigations, but the former Secretary of State also made history on multiple occasions. In July, she became the first female presidential nominee for a major party, and in November she became the second most voted-for presidential candidate in the United States after Barack Obama — more than any white man to ever run for president. In addition to breaking glass ceilings, Clinton also left a trail of memorable quotes and moments behind. Clinton has never been a natural performer, which...
  • New post from DU...cant make this up.

    12/30/2016 11:04:34 AM PST · by kyperman · 67 replies
    I had to do a lot of editing to make this safe for my own eyes...I just found it while I trolled on DU. I have a bit of an obsession with this lately..and watching you tube videos of liberal crying...I just found this not only a bit funny, but also so sad...this is unreal..that there is a good 47 percent of the US that would agree with garbage..read at your own risk and enjoy. #### you, Donald Trump" by Chris Cluwe #### you for being a hypersensitive, grossly plump caricature of a human being; a squirming mass of cockroaches...
  • 10 Reasons Obama’s Presidency Will Go Down In History: Some of the biggest accomplishments

    12/30/2016 10:03:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Black Enterprise ^ | December 29, 2016 | Selena Hill
    In a few short weeks, President Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House will officially come to an end and Donald Trump will begin his terrifying reign as the leader of the free world. For many, this is a very scary reality, one that I’m still grappling to come to terms with myself. Nevertheless, as we prepare for Obama’s exit, let’s remember what his administration as president has done for the American people. 1. Health insurance for millions One of Obama’s primary goals as president was to tackle the country’s broken healthcare system. Although we still have a long way...
  • Tom Arnold Challenges Gamers to Hack Into Databases to Get Trump’s Taxes and Apprentice Footage

    12/29/2016 9:09:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 29, 2016 | Justin Baragona
    Comedian and actor Tom Arnold has inserted himself into the news lately over his claims that he is in possession of embarrassing Apprentice outtakes of President-elect Donald Trump in which Trump uses racial slurs and other offensive language. Since then, he’s said that Trump’s team has threatened him with lawsuits and that “Watergate level journalists” are currently on the case reviewing the footage. Well, tonight, Arnold once again brought attention to himself regarding Trump. First, the True Lies star called on “gamers” to access a WordPress portal to get a hold of Trump tax returns, which Trump has refused to...
  • Acclaimed Seattle chef wants people to ignore Trump’s inauguration

    12/29/2016 2:37:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    KTTH-AM ^ | December 29, 2016 | Kipp Robertson
    A Seattle chef wants people in the city to do something positive on Jan. 20 and ignore the presidential inauguration. “In all honesty, we are trying to take away attention from the inauguration and turn it into something positive,” Renee Erickson told KIRO Radio’s Jason Rantz on Thursday. Erickson will close one of her Capitol Hill restaurant’s, Bar Melusine, to host a party and raise money for the Anti-Defamation League, she says. She is encouraging other restaurateurs to do something similar — close down and host a fundraising event. “On our end, we want to create an environment where we...
  • 50 Times Hillary Clinton was Inspiring to Everyone (Loud guffaw alert)

    12/28/2016 2:05:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Culturess ^ | December 28, 2016 | Rachel Leishman
    Hillary Clinton was inspiring to us all on this campaign trail and while she may have lost the electoral college, clearly the population loves her. Hillary Clinton was inspiring in so many ways throughout this presidential race and it reminds us that Hillary isn’t just a great candidate for President. She has continued to prove herself time and time again and shows us just how amazing she really is. She is inspiring and wants us all to look for the best in ourselves and we owe that much to her. From all her quotes that continue to show us how...
  • Michael Moore On The 5 Things You Can Do Right Now About Donald J. Trump (Lose weight?)

    12/28/2016 12:16:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Good Magazine ^ | December 28, 2016 | Stacey Leasca
    Michael Moore has been anything but quiet throughout the 2016 election cycle. The filmmaker and political activist has been an ever-present figure throughout the presidential campaign season and has continued to be a media mainstay in the weeks following the election of Donald Trump. In the seven weeks since the election, Moore has taken to his Facebook page more than once to share this thoughts and ideas on how Americans who do not support Trump or his ideology can stand up against him. On Tuesday, Moore shared a new five-point plan on what everyday citizens can do right now. In...
  • Growing number of kids in Denmark change their gender

    12/28/2016 11:04:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 28 December 2016 10:38 CET+01:00
    More than twice as many minors as expected have expressed a desire to change their gender this year. Since January, the Sexology Clinic in Copenhagen has offered hormone treatment to minors who feel like they were born in the wrong body. […] In Denmark, children as young as 12 can receive hormone suppressors, also known as puberty blockers, to stunt the growth of sexual organs and suppress developments like facial hair for boys and menstruation for girls. The effects of the blockers are reversible. Once minors reach the age of 16, they can receive full hormone treatment that is largely...
  • Tom Arnold on unreleased Trump N-word tape: ‘Watergate level journalists are on top of this’

    12/26/2016 4:40:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | December 26, 2016 | Jordan Freiman
    Actor Tom Arnold is still allegedly holding onto tapes that show President-elect Donald Trump casually blurting the N-word along with “every dirty, every offensive, racist thing ever.” Arnold claimed he was in possession of these tapes last week, and while rumors about these tapes’ alleged existence spread before Election Day, they still have not been released, if they exist at all. Plenty of people are getting anxious about these alleged tapes, and they want answers. One such person is actor Michael Rapaport, who took to Twitter to ask Arnold, “Where Dem Tapes At?” Arnold replied in a 14-part tweetstorm that...
  • How Trump’s win changed my Deep South college experience

    12/26/2016 10:15:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    Fusion ^ | December 26, 2016 | Imani Brooks
    I watched the election results in Emory University’s Black Student Union with Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book and gospel playing in the background. There was a table full of cupcakes, salsa and chips, and pizza; I sat with my French workbook in my lap. Every time a red state was taken a prayer was said, and the mood became more somber. I jumped out of my chair when Virginia, my home state, pulled through as blue for the third year in a row. I have never been naïve about elections. I grew up in a battleground state. My parents taught...
  • Trump protesters plan to open 'movement house' in Washington DC

    12/25/2016 6:43:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | December 20, 2016 | Adam Gabbatt
    A group of millennial activists from across the country plan to open a “movement house” in Washington DC next month, which will serve as a permanent base to protest Donald Trump’s presidency. The organizers are mostly women of color, many of whom campaigned for Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary. The house, which will be set up by inauguration day on 20 January, has been dubbed “District 13”, in a reference to a rebellious neighborhood in the Hunger Games books and films. Activists told the Guardian that it will serve as a “space for the best kinds of troublemakers from...
  • Local opposition to dismantling of Japanese fast (breeder) reactor

    12/23/2016 10:24:06 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    world-nuclear-news ^ | 19 December 2016 | WNN Staff
    Monju (Image: JAEA) A meeting was held today between representatives of Fukui prefecture to discuss the fate of the Monju reactor. The 280 MWe Monju FBR started up in 1994 but following sodium leakage problems operated for only 205 days… it restarted in May 2010 (but) has not operated since refuelling equipment fell into the reactor vessel during a refuelling outage later that year. The Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has not yet permitted the reactor to restart… the NRA determined that operator JAEA was not competent to operate the reactor.
  • Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin, and the Presidency

    12/22/2016 5:50:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vogue ^ | December 22, 2016 | Monica Potts
    On March 23, 2012, President Barack Obama gave a press conference in the Rose Garden. A little less than a month before, George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watchman, had shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after a violent encounter prosecutors said was instigated by Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Local police had released Zimmerman after five hours of questioning, saying there was not enough evidence to refute his claim of self-defense. It was an obviously incomplete investigation, and the Martin family was demanding justice. In the weeks that had passed, journalists, especially Trymaine Lee then at The Huffington Post and Ta-Nehisi Coates at...
  • Either Blacks Are Violent Or Stats Are Racist! You Decide!

    12/18/2016 4:51:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 66 replies
    Tommy Sotomayor youtube ^ | December 18, 2016 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Either Blacks Are Violent Or Stats Are Racist! You Decide! video only
  • Farrakhan sees a new opening for black separatist message

    12/18/2016 12:08:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 18, 2016 | The Associated Press
    CHICAGO -- Minister Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, spoke from a podium draped in the red, black and green of the Pan-African flag, a symbol of black pride. It was the week after Donald Trump won the presidency. The result had delighted a new generation of white supremacists, and Farrakhan was analyzing the political landscape. In a speech before the State of the Black World Conference in New Jersey, he warned, "The white man is going to push. He's putting in place the very thing that will limit the freedom of others." Then he pointed to the...
  • Why Donald Trump Should Pardon Hillary Clinton: It will drive her insane.

    12/17/2016 6:47:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 17, 2016 | Michael Graham
    The latest Fox News poll shows 68 percent of Americans say President Obama should not pardon Hillary Clinton on his way out of the White House, and I agree. Donald Trump should do it. One his very first day, with his very first pen, President Trump should sign his very first presidential proclamation: “We must put the politics of the past aside and unify our country. Therefore, for the many, many crimes and misdeeds she committed while Secretary of State, I hereby pardon Hillary Rodham Clinton." The left will never forgive him. It's counterintuitive, I know. According to the poll,...
  • Japan overtakes China as world’s largest holder of U.S. Treasuries

    12/16/2016 9:20:23 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    japan-news ^ | December 16, 2016 | staff
    China’s U.S. Treasuries declined to the lowest in more than six years. Japan overtook China as America’s top foreign creditor. The two nations account for 37 percent of America’s foreign debt holdings.
  • We Are Hitting the Wall of Maximum Grabbing (Illustrates almost everything wrong with the Left)

    12/14/2016 5:47:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 14, 2016 | Naomi Klein
    I would like to pay my respects to the elders both past and present of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation on whose land we gather tonight. Tonight I will be speaking about the need to change our cultural stories so that they cease to pit us against one another and the earth. And our greatest teachers in this process of transformation must be the Indigenous people who have kept their stories and practices of right relationship alive for tens of thousands of years. Thank you David Hirsch, for this tremendous honor, and thanks to the members of the...
  • Lessig: 20 Trump electors could flip

    12/13/2016 7:12:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 13, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    Larry Lessig, a Harvard University constitutional law professor who made a brief run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, claimed Tuesday that 20 Republican members of the Electoral College are considering voting against Donald Trump, a figure that would put anti-Trump activists more than halfway toward stalling Trump’s election. Lessig’s anti-Trump group, “Electors Trust,” has been offering pro bono legal counsel to Republican presidential electors considering ditching Trump and has been acting as a clearinghouse for electors to privately communicate their intentions....
  • Black Lives Matter Founder Says No Negotiating With Trump

    12/13/2016 10:38:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    All Hip-Hop News ^ | December 12, 2016 | Mike Winslow
    It looks like there will be no love lost between Donald Trump and the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. In a recent interview with NPR, co-founder Patrisse Cullors said there would be absolutely no negotiating with Donald Trump or anyone in his administration. “We’re not going to be taking meetings with Donald Trump,” Patrisse Cullors said. “We’re not going to be sitting with his Attorney General. What we will be doing is protesting. What we will be doing is calling for an end to white nationalism and fascism.” The Black Lives Matter movement has grown into a nation-wide...
  • Robert Reich Warns A ‘Dark Cloud Of Illegitimacy’ Hangs Over Trump’s Presidency (Hillary sycophant)

    12/12/2016 2:28:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The Huffington Post Politics ^ | December 12, 2016 | Matt Ferner, national reporter
    Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich says that a “dark cloud of illegitimacy” hangs over the pending presidency of Donald Trump, and that the only remedy is for Trump to release his tax returns and for the CIA to release its findings about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election to help Trump win. This information must be released, Reich said, before the Electoral College casts its ballots next week. “The CIA has found credible evidence that Russia intervened in the election in order to help Trump become president,” Reich wrote in a Facebook post over the weekend ― referring...
  • New Crossdream life

    12/12/2016 10:57:45 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    http://crossdreamlife.lefora.com/ ^ | December 12, 2016 | staff
    FReepers one of my facebook groups passed this on and I'm passing it on to you. This site is called crossdreamlife.com it's motto is "Some boys have a girl on the inside". Not for the faint hearted.
  • My Libido: The First Casualty of Trump’s Election

    12/09/2016 3:19:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 125 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 12/9 | Priscilla Pine
    I’ve never been less horny in my post-puberty life than I was the week after Donald Trump won the presidency. Like most progressive people, I felt a lot of things that week: sorrow, terror, rage, disbelief, hopelessness. I had so many feelings that it was like I was playing an unwinnable game of Frogger against all the many and varied ways in which a person can feel like total garbage. Amid all those emotions, though, one that’s almost always with me was conspicuously absent: the desire to be in some sort of sexual contact with a human man, or even...
  • Creepy Video Shows 'Woman's Soul Leaving Her Body

    10/06/2016 12:29:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    CCTV outside the Phibun Songkram Camp in Lopburi, Thailand, captured the tragic event. A truck slammed into the bike, killing the passenger instantly. Almost immediately after the passenger was killed the figure appeared. According to local reports a girl identified as Manee died while a man called Banjongrat suffered serious injuries.
  • Pointing to Institutions’ Ties to Slavery, Speakers Call for Federal Reparations

    10/05/2016 7:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | October 3, 2016 | Janelle Odionou
    Prof. William Darity, public policy, Duke University, and Kirsten Mullen, a folklorist and art consultant, addressed racial discrimination and its profound effect on economic inequality in the United States at a lecture Thursday. Mullen discussed how some of our country’s most prominent investment banks, insurance companies and institutions — including Wachovia, Lehman Brothers and Ivy League universities — have ties to slavery. Slavery in the United States was “not that long ago” from a generational perspective, according to Mullen. “It ended … 149 years ago,” she explained. “If a new generation comes into existence every 30 years, the youngest generation...
  • Opus (Vanity)

    10/04/2016 3:16:59 PM PDT · by Tunehead54 · 95 replies
    SonProject.Org ^ | 10-4-2016 | Tunehead54
    Welcome to my nightmare: I am not leaving FR. I may be kicked off but I'm a monthly so probably for a few days I'm good to go ... ;-) Alternate titles for this post. "Test - Do not respond to this post", "I could use a hand ...", "A moose bit my sister while I was in the shower" Get used to my smiley - its my trademark. In even the worst situations I try to see the lighter side, its a coping mechanism I suspect. I've been doing a lot of coping lately. This will be a close...
  • Angela Davis: ‘I Am Not So Narcissistic to Say I Cannot Bring Myself to Vote for Hillary Clinton’

    10/01/2016 12:56:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Root ^ | September 30, 2016 | Kirsten West Savali
    Davis made her position clear today: The priority for black people in this election should be to stop Donald Trump. Angela Davis—scholar, freedom fighter, former political prisoner, icon and my personal hero—told attendees at the Black Studies Conference at the University of Texas, Austin, that she is not so “narcissistic” to say that she won’t vote for Hillary Clinton. “I have serious problems with the other candidate, but I am not so narcissistic to say I cannot bring myself to vote for her,” Davis said....
  • ISIS has lost control of its last oil wells in Iraq

    09/29/2016 8:06:27 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | Saif Hameed & Mark Heinrich
    Islamic State militants will no longer control any oil in Iraq after being ousted by government forces last week from an area near Kirkuk. The ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim have been driven out of Shirqat by co-ordinated Iraqi force. DT "Take the Oil” Iraqi forces have yet to recapture the Najma oil-field, near Qayyara, but its producing wells are no longer accessible to IS government offensive and (US) air strikes. The reality is that it is extremely difficult to extract and smuggle oil while our forces are advancing towards Mosul...," oil ministry spokesman Asim Jihad.
  • How To Survive A Black Lives Matter Riot

    09/27/2016 9:46:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    ROK ^ | September 27, 2016 | Luke Stranahan
    As we move into the fall of 2016, violent confrontations between black men and police of varied ethnicities continue to occur and be televised on national news, inevitably followed by the Black Lives Matter movement, which attempts to stop the shooting of black people by police because they are feared to be violent and felonious by being violent and felonious. Leaving aside their dubious logic, it is quite possible that any ROK reader living in or visiting America might find themselves on the wrong side of a riot, so here’s some advice on that potential situation. It’s racism Whether you’re...
  • Gunman kills prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar charged over anti-Islam cartoon

    09/25/2016 9:59:47 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    firstpost.com ^ | Sep 25, 2016 15:31 IST | AFP
    Amman: Gunman kill Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside a court where he was facing charges for a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam. Hattar, a 56-year-old Christian was arrested on 13 August after posting a cartoon mocking the muz. He was charged with inciting sectarian strife and insulting Islam. Hattar was struck by three bullets before the assailant was arrested, said Petra.
  • Farrakhan to black congregation: White Americans made you sin

    09/19/2016 4:30:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Christian Examiner ^ | September 19, 2016 | Gregory Tomlin
    Blacks kill other blacks, push drugs, rape and lie because white Americans have made them do it, Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, told a packed and enthusiastic audience at a church in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18. During the hour-and-a-half address at Union Temple Baptist Church, Farrakhan said the idea that the white man is responsible for the sins of black people did not originate with him, but with his predecessor, Elijah Muhammad – whom he holds up as the messiah who will one day return to earth on a vehicle like a spaceship. According to Farrakhan, Muhammad...
  • I am on H1B and Medicaid

    09/19/2016 3:27:11 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 21 replies
    Just Answer Immigration Layer ^ | 2014 | Judith Lawyer and customer
    I am on HB visa and using Medicaid benefits for 12 months. I intend to marry a US citizen and I understand that she will be responsible for paying back the medical services I used. Would it help if my get off the program now before we get married...my wrong-doing? Also does my use of Medicaid prevent my adjustment of status from H1B to green card? Expert Judith answers: The law requires you to be paid at least the prevailing wage. How do you qualify for the means tested benefits?
  • Democrats, get your damned big-boy pants on

    09/19/2016 11:51:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPartisan ^ | September 19, 2016 | Jonathan Capehart
    If the presidential election were the Olympics, bed-wetting would be a sport and Democrats would be the undisputed gold-medal winners. Every four years, they grouse about their nominee and then freak out when a race they believe said nominee should win looks as though it’s lost. Remember what happened when President Obama muffed the first debate with Mitt Romney in 2012? And today, the closing poll numbers between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have Democrats in a near panic. Look, I get it. The race between Clinton and Trump should not even be close. Or, as my colleague Eugene Robinson...
  • How Bernie Sanders Die-Hards Echo Clinton Conspiracy Theories

    09/18/2016 7:03:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 16, 2016 | Clare Foran
    It’s not just conservatives pushing the idea that the Democratic nominee is sicker than she admits. Some conservatives are hard at work spreading conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s health in an attempt to disqualify her from seeking higher office. Video footage of the Democratic nominee stumbling as she abruptly departed a 9/11 memorial on Sunday, combined with news that she had contracted pneumonia, has fueled rumors on the right that Clinton may be concealing a far worse medical condition. But it’s not just conservatives indulging in wild speculation. At least some die-hard supporters of Bernie Sanders are echoing, and in...