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They attempted to form a “Beef Trust”—a collaborative group made up of the five largest meatpacking companies—with its base of packinghouses in Chicago’s Packingtown area.
The Jungle brought about changes in the meat industry. With Amazon and the details about conditions upon which you have to poop in a bag begs the question how much? They are stopping unions and forcing unrealistic expectations. How much more do we need to incur before we realize we are re-living the 20th century all over again. Pandemic, stock market crash, woman vote (LGBTQ).
When Democrat Senator Warren from Massachusetts criticized the corporate giant because of the controversy above, the corporate Twitter account responded to Warren's criticism by saying, "One of the most powerful politicians in the United States just said she's going to break up an American company so that they can't criticize her anymore."
A 2019 report by Nature Ecology & Evolution found that up to one million plant and animals species face extinction, many within decades.
President Trump's full campaign effort raised $495 million between Oct. 15 and Nov. 23, according to new FEC filings, a total that includes the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee and other affiliated committees.
Much of the money being raised to help fund election challenges, like donations being solicited through requests to challenge the election outcome, isn't being funneled to a specific group.
It wasn't readily available and difficult to find. In doing this, the Trump campaign has found themselves in hot water. "Bandits!” said Victor Amelino, a 78-year-old Californian, who made a $990 online donation to Mr. Trump in early September via WinRed. It recurred seven more times — adding up to almost $8,000. “I’m retired. I can’t afford to pay all that damn money.”
In the final two and a half months of 2020, the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee and their shared accounts issued more than 530,000 refunds worth $64.3 million to online donors. To put how magnanimous these amounts are, there is one statistic I'd like to share. Mr. Trump, the R.N.C. and their shared accounts refunded far more money to online donors in the last election cycle than every federal Democratic candidate and committee in the country combined.
After an eight-day trial in May 2016, a jury found the companies had committed more than 117 million knowing violations of the Telemarketing Sales Rule. This included 99 million calls to phone numbers on the do not call registry, and more than 4 million additional calls in which they made misleading statements to induce DVD sales. Also, in 2018 the US Department of Justice imposed a $45.4 million fine but suspended all but $487,735 based on the companies' inability to pay the entire amount. The years spent in court pretty much decimated the business financially, but the ruling was definitely the final nail in the coffin.
Tyler Goodspeed, former acting chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under former President Trump. "With this so-called skinny proposal, we’re seeing a proposed increase in non-defense discretionary spending of 16%, it’s highest level as a share of the economy since 1965."
Fiscal Year 2022 Discretionary Budget Request (Biden Budget):
The first part of Biden's plan is expected to focus on physical infrastructure…
A Monmouth University poll released in January …
The tax portion of his proposal is called the "Made in America Tax Plan" …
His greatest response was during his inauguration speech in January of 1937. “I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished. But it is not in despair that I paint you that picture. I paint it for you in hope—because the nation, seeing and understanding the injustice in it, proposes to paint it out. We are determined to make every American citizen the subject of his country’s interest and concern; and we will never regard any faithful law-abiding group within our borders as superfluous. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
Paradise shared her story in a YouTube video posted April 9, accusing Paul of forcing her to perform oral sex on July 20, 2019. She says she was not a fan, but met Paul through a mutual friend who was hanging out at the Team 10 house. She adds that “as soon as you go in,” your photo is taken and you must sign an NDA, which is why she believed she wasn’t allowed to talk about the alleged assault.
“A Greely police officer has been charged with a felony in Weld District Court. On Monday, the Weld District Attorney’s Office charged Officer Kenneth Amick with one count of second degree assault (F4). A court date has been scheduled for August 23 at 9:00 a.m. in Division 17.”
According to the reports, Amick and several other officers responded to an alarm that had been set off at City Center North. Upon arriving on the scene, City Center employee informed the officers that a man had been threatening to set the building on fire. The officers located the suspect in the building lobby and identified him as Wilson. As Amick was walking Wilson out of the building, Wilson complained that the handcuffs were too tight around his wrists and became increasingly “agitated,” police said. “Officer Amick suddenly placed (the man) into a chokehold,” the department said in a news release. “After several seconds, (the man) showed ill effects from this hold while being placed on the ground. A second officer attempted to intervene during this initial encounter.”
In June 2020, Colorado state lawmakers passed SB20-217.
The other recent event of note in Greeley when it comes to accountability occurred in April of 2021. Sgt. Zachary St. Aubyn, who works in professional standards and was a public information officer, was the subject of a sexual harassment complaint.
Portman, who is involved in negotiating the bill, cited “pushback” from fellow Republican lawmakers who dislike the idea of expanding the reach of the IRS, which they have accused over the years of unfairly targeting conservatives. IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said at a congressional hearing in April that the national gap between federal taxes owed and actually collected is about $1 trillion annually, more than double what official government estimates have previously indicated.
In a 2018 article written by Bishop Toups of the tax law firm "Daily, Montfort, and Toups" revealed just how minute any real accountability is when it comes to fibbing on your taxes. Though the IRS estimates that 15.5% of us are not complying with the tax laws in some way or another, only 0.0022% of all taxpayers were convicted of tax crimes.
The Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration, or TIGTA, who was overseeing the audit, found the IRS had targeted not just conservatives but also scores of groups with words like "progressive" in their names. But the TIGTA audit didn't absolve the IRS. Democratic Senator from Oregon Ron Wyden said the overall picture was "equal opportunity mismanagement and equal opportunity bedlam."
"My question isn't about who's going to resign, my question is who's going to jail over this scandal? There are laws in place to prevent this type of abuse. Someone made a conscious decision to harass and to hold up these requests for tax-exempt status. I think we need to know who they are and whether they violated the law. Clearly someone violated the law."
In an official statement, the IRS "expressed its sincerest apology" for mistreating the conservative organization called Linchpins of Liberty—along with 40 other conservative groups—in their applications for tax-exempt status. Also, in a second case, NorCal Tea Party Patriots and 427 other groups suing the IRS also reached a "substantial financial settlement" with the government.
District of Columbia v. Heller in 2008.
McDonald v. City of Chicago
Klenosky v. New York City Police Department
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Corlett
“Outside the home, firearm rights have always been more limited, because public safety interests often outweigh individual interests in self defense.”
While in a criminal procedure, the court must instruct the jury that it cannot draw an inference of guilt from a defendant’s failure to testify about facts relevant to his case …
"substantially unable to manage his or her financial resources or to resist fraud or undue influence."
"You want an Emmy? And Oscar? What are you trying to go for here?” the male caller asked. “You’re so full of shit,” he added, before using a homophobic slur and several profanities.
.Fox News personality Laura Ingraham appeared to mock police officers who testified before the House select committee.
There have been other GOP leaders who have been pushing the legislation of “re-fund the police.” The idea is because less money has been allocated to many law enforcement offices nationwide, the officers are incapable of doing their jobs effectively.
In the middle of the night during a Shadow Docket session of the Supreme Court, the conservative-majority judiciary granted emergency requests by Christian and Jewish groups challenging COVID-19 crowd restrictions imposed by New York state.
American’s who identify as GOP have made it clear that they do not trust this Supreme Court—even when it is to their favor. A recent poll shows that only 49% of Republicans trust the SCOTUS.
Over the last year, we have seen the court rule for pro-conservative measures like Brnovich vs. Democratic National Committee. This ruling allowed limiting the ability for minorities to challenge state laws they believe are discriminatory under the historic Voting Rights Act by a 6-3 margin. Around the same time, they also voted 7-2 in favor of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) for a third time in California vs. Texas.
The Border Patrol made about 200,000 arrests at the southern border in July, marking the busiest month at the border in 21 years and a 12% increase over the previous month, and the highest monthly total in two decades. Another interesting statistic from the report shows that this 200,000 arrests far surpasses the peak during the last major wave of migration at the U.S.-Mexico border, which occurred in May 2019.
In August 2021, U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, in Corpus Christi, Texas, ruled that the February guidance from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency violated a federal law requiring that the government "shall detain" people who commit certain crimes or are otherwise deemed eligible for deportation. "Put simply, the Government has instructed federal officials that 'shall detain' certain aliens means 'may detain' when it unambiguously means must detain," Tipton wrote.
The number of interior arrests made by ICE (known as “administrative arrests”) rose 30% in fiscal 2017 after Trump signed an executive order giving the agency broader authority to detain unauthorized immigrants, including those without criminal records. They went up again in fiscal 2018 but decreased in fiscal 2019.
The Supreme Court made a decision to directly damage the Biden immigration policy heavily by issuing an order that the “Remain In Mexico,” formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), be reinstated.
Per a 2021 report done by the National Association of Home Builders, skyrocketing lumber prices in 2020 and early 2021 caused the average price of a new single-family home to increase by nearly $30,000. The latest framing lumber prices are down significantly from their peak in May but are trending upward yet again.
Currently, democrats are circulating a $28 billion plan to dramatically expand existing farm bill conservation programs while authorizing $5 billion in new direct payments to farmers who plant cover crops (totaling $32 billion—or roughly the same amount of the Trump-era direct farmers aid due to the tariffs). The cover crop payments would be routed through the Farm Service Agency, according to the document circulating among House Democrats. The $28 billion is intended to be included in a massive budget reconciliation bill that Democrats are trying to pass to address climate change and domestic spending priorities. "We are leading the way on helping farmers tackle the climate crisis with a historic investment of $28 billion in the Build Back Better Budget for climate-smart agriculture—the largest investment in conservation since the Dust Bowl," Democratic Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow from Michigan said.
Per a Politico analysis, direct farm aid climbed each year of Trump’s presidency, from $11.5 billion in 2017 to more than $32 billion in 2019.
Since 2018, Trump has repeatedly insisted that China pays the tariffs he has imposed on Chinese imports. This claim is false—the tariffs are paid entirely by US importers. His advisers, such as Peter Navarro, knowing the claim is false, have tried to defend him, and the tariffs, by arguing that China pays the tariffs indirectly, through currency depreciation and lowering export prices.
Fueled by the fact that US farm exports to China are expected to hit a record $31.5 billion during President Joe Biden's first year in office, the US Agriculture Department said in the spring of 2021. That's $4.5 billion higher than the department forecast in November 2020. US farm sales and shipments to China have surged since late last year, most notably for corn, the USDA said.
“Section 1005’s rigid, categorical, race-based qualification for relief is the antithesis of flexibility,” Judge Marcia Morales Howard of U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, in Jacksonville wrote. “The debt relief provision applies strictly on racial grounds irrespective of any other factor. Every person who identifies him or herself as falling within a socially disadvantaged group who has a qualifying farm loan with an outstanding balance as of January 1, 2021, receives up to 120% debt relief—and no one else receives any debt relief.”
Earlier in 2021, on an interview with Axios on HBO, President Joe Biden‘s senior advisor, Cedric Richmond, confirmed that the White House plans “to start acting now” on reparations for African-American citizens. "We have to do stuff now to improve the plights, status, and future empowerment of black people all around the country."
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called her Democratic colleagues “cowards” for not being proactive enough in pushing to extend the existing federal eviction moratorium before Congress adjourns for summer recess.
Millions of Americans are facing homelessness after a push to extend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) eviction ban collapsed at the end of July, 2021 before congress left for a summer recess.
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are once again increasing in nearly all states, fueled by the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, which is much more contagious than past versions of the virus.
In 2012 and 2013, at the urging of Governor Sam Brownback, lawmakers cut the top rate of the state’s income tax by almost 30% and the tax rate on certain business profits to zero.
In one of the final scenes, Ron Watkins spoke about his newfound fame as a key spreader of baseless claims about voter fraud after Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 election. Then he said: “It was basically three years of intelligence training, teaching normies how to do intelligence work. It was basically what I was doing anonymously before.“ Realizing his mistake, Watkins quickly added, “...but never as Q.” QAnon followers believe Q is a government insider with close ties to the Trump administration …
In his 2021 paper in Psychology Today, Travis Langley Ph.D. defined Whataboutism pretty succinctly. "Whataboutism, a broader term (that would include tu quoque arguments) for distracting from criticism of one person, organization, or idea by diverting attention to someone else's shortcomings without addressing the original issue at all."
According to Republican Senator Ted Cruz on Fox, “This is a humanitarian crisis and it is a direct result of President Obama's lawlessness and unwillingness to enforce the law." If it was so bad at the border. If Trump knew that these programs were so horrible, why did he continue it. Whenever the mouthpieces like Sean Hannity and Glen Beck are asked about "kids in cages," they always remind their listeners that the cages were started during the Obama era.
This year sees Charles in a scandal that is of his own making when he admitted to flirting and sexting with men who say they're younger than 18. He even acknowledge them by saying "These conversations should have never happened."
One of the main reasons why the general populace is OK with all of this is due to us becoming completely emotional as a society, and it’s only getting worse. A 2018 study done by the American Psychology Association shows that Generation Z is experiencing levels of stress and anxiety at a much higher rate than any other generation.
Stanford medicine released a report in 2021 showing that the kind of stresses in our current world can completely re-route a child’s biology.
“So vaccines are supposed to be permanent, right? That’s inherent in the name. They’re supposed to last 10 years, 20 years, a lifetime. It is abundantly clear these vaccines don’t meet that definition. Okay? They don’t work like traditional vaccines.”
According to the CDC, as of mid-July 2021 over 339 million vaccine doses had been given to 187 million people and only three deaths have been linked to the vaccine.
In searching the year 2011 on the CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System website it was found that 51 deaths were caused by the flu vaccines. This means that the numbers show the flu vaccine is dangerous by more than 10-fold.
A report done by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association found that the Covid-19 virus is exploding in regards to children. In the last week of July, 2021, About 72,000 kids tested positive for the coronavirus in the U.S. The saddest part about this is in the fact that this amount of cases are up from 39,000 that were reported the prior week.
Republican Missouri Governor Mike Parson was interviewed in July 2021 and presented the viewpoint of the GOP pretty succinctly. “These kids gotta get back to school,” Parson said. “They’re at the lowest risk possible and if they do get COVID-19—which they will, and they will when they go to school—they’re not going to the hospitals, they’re not going to have to sit in doctors offices. They’re going to go home, and they’re gonna get over it and most of it all proves out to be that way if you look at the science of it.”
A reporter asked her “Do you feel any responsibility for keeping people in Georgia safe? There are children, skinny people who have died of the coronavirus. Do you feel any responsibility to the people of Georgia?” Greene responded by laughing. She followed it up with a perfect non-answer. “You crack me up,” she said. “You know what? I think people’s responsibility is their own.”
Margera’s lawsuit against Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze, and other production companies associated with each was filed in a Los Angeles Superior Court in early August, 2021. The entire case hinges on a wellness agreement that Margera signed, and a promise to remain sober if he wanted to be involved with the filming and production of “Jackass: Forever.”
his legal team claims it required him to take three breathalyzer tests a day, two urine tests a week, and regular hair follicle tests. Additionally, the suit states that the document mandated that he take “several pills” every morning while “a doctor hired by Paramount” watched him do so via FaceTime. If he missed a drug or alcohol test, failed one, or refused to take the medication Paramount’s doctor allegedly prescribed him (which, aside from “pain medication,” is unspecified in the lawsuit), he would be cut from the Jackass franchise, the suit claims.
According to the lawsuit, Paramount hired Margera to work on “Jackass Forever” in March of 2020, and he spent the next several months developing ideas and shooting scenes for it. But in August of 2020, Paramount fired Margera on the grounds that he had violated his wellness agreement, the suit states. George Azadian, the founder and president of Azadian Law Group, said he hasn’t seen anything like the sort of wellness agreement Margera describes.
Margera’s friend and former co-star Steve-O called the whole thing “absurd.” He continued, “everyone bent over backwards to get you in the movie, and all you had to do was not get loaded." He added, “I have no idea how he managed to get anybody to file a lawsuit.”
When you go on your Twitter and inform 63 million people all at once that you completely denounce the “All Lives Matter” Campaign as “fucking racist,”
In a statement on her Instagram story, the Grammy-winning singer said she was "appalled and embarrassed" by the clip. She continued with "I love you guys, and many of you have been asking me to address this. And this is something I want to address because I'm being labelled something that I am not."
"I'm obviously not happy with my body, but who is?"
DNC chair Tom Perez reinforced this with a statement released shortly after Sinema’s 2018 victory. “Congratulations to Kyrsten Sinema and Arizona Democrats for such a stunning victory. Arizonans went to the polls last Tuesday looking for bold new leadership, and that’s exactly what they’re going to get with their first-ever female senator and our nation’s second openly LGBTQ senator. Unlike her predecessor, Senator-elect Sinema is ready to fight on day one for quality health care, a VA system that works the way it should for our veterans, comprehensive immigration reform, good-paying jobs, and an economy that works for all Arizonans.”
Even with this maverick identity she has taken, her statements around the time of the Biden nomination presented her in such a way as to think she would toe the line like all other politicians. She stated, “We certainly don't agree on every issue; I always vote for Arizona first. Vice President Biden is authentic, genuine, and has a track record of building bipartisan coalitions to achieve results. Not all candidates in this race represent those Arizona values. Joe Biden does."
At a 2019 Arizona Democratic Party meeting, the resolutions committee unanimously recommended tabling the notion of formally censuring Sinema, either by solely progressives or the state party as a whole.
The entire crux of his censure is almost mirrored in that of Sinema. "Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders," the resolution said. "Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party's values on his own. That has not happened." It continues the rebuke of McCain "for his continued disservice to our state and nation," and said state Republican leaders "will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. Senator."
The letter to Sinema has a number of different facts included. Facts like “Studies have shown vote-by-mail to be consistently free of fraud. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology study found only 0.00006 percent of 250 million votes by mailed ballots nationwide were fraudulent. Additionally, scholars at Stanford University analyzing 1996-2018 data in California, Utah and Washington found vote-by-mail did not advantage one political party over another.”
"Her vote for (Attorney General William) Barr—that was over the top," said Debbie Leverance, a 68-year-old educator from Globe. "She could have voted against him and Republicans wouldn't have held that against her. I would just like her to remember that she is a Democrat."
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., was the first senator to announce plans to object to the electoral vote count. He received swift criticism from senior Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D.
Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and nine other Republican US senators or senators-elect said on Saturday they will reject presidential electors from states where Donald Trump has contested his defeat by Joe Biden, “unless and until [an] emergency 10-day audit” of such results is completed.
Utah Senator Mitt Romney described it as “nonsense”, the idea that a congressional audit would restore trust in the election, saying the American people trusted federal judges more than Congress. Though I disagree with the assessment of citizens trusting federal judges, he is correct that an audit itself would restore complete faith in the process (given that almost half of the country doesn't believe the process anyway if the results don't pan out).
McConnel: "the politics of fear have no place in our society,"
Rep. Gohmert Calls for Street Violence as Another Legal Loss Sends MAGA World Spiraling
U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Kernodle, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, dismissed a hail-mary lawsuit filed by Gohmert and 11 Arizona Republicans that attempted to give Vice President Mike Pence the ability to overturn the results of the November presidential election won by Joe Biden.Gohmert then seemed to encourage violence as a means to this end. “But bottom line is, the court is saying, ‘We’re not going to touch this. You have no remedy’—basically, in effect, the ruling would be that you gotta go the streets and be as violent as Antifa and BLM.”
These Are The Republicans Who Have Acknowledged Biden’s Victory
On November 26, a Venezuelan court convicted and sentenced six executives of Houston-based oil refining company Citgo ...
CITGO employees Tomeu Vadell, Gustavo Cardenas, Jorge Toledo, Alirio Jose Zambrano, Jose Luis Zambrano and Jose Angel Pereira ...
US Slaps Sanctions On Venezuelans For Jailing Ex-Citgo Executives.
This thought seems to gain tranction in a 2018 New Yorker article ...
State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla of Manhattan ruled in 2019 that Trump pay $2 million ...
1973 issued an internal memo stating that the position of a sitting president cannot be indicted.
The suicide of 51-year-old Capitol Police officer Howard Liebengood
Earlier in October of this year, the Northern Utah Black Lives Matter group ...
The FBI has recently sent out a warning to all states ...
Not only was there assistance from those on-duty,
Assuming a moderate mitigation strategy, a 2-degree warming threshold, and accepting a 67% likelihood of remaining below the threshold, the Point of No Return will arrive in the year 2035. If removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is strong, the Point of No Return gets delayed to 2042. With the same assumptions but a 1.5 degree warming threshold, the Point of No Return has already passed. Greenhouse gas removal, if implemented immediately, might push the Point of No Return to 2026. For a more aggressive (fast) mitigation strategy, the Points of No Return, assuming no greenhouse gases are removed from the atmosphere, will arrive in 2027 and 2045 respectively for the 1.5 degree and 2-degree targets.
A study prepared by the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London in 2015 shows that the population of marine species has declined by a whopping 49% since 1970. This is the worst sea population decline ever. Irregular fishing and commercial killing of sea animals has led to this situation, say experts.
A 2018 report published in Nature says that a recent weakening of the “Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation” (AMOC) is coming to an end, but will stay at a “prolonged minimum” for the next two decades.
By 2050, plastic in the oceans will outweigh fish, predicts a 2017 report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with the World Economic Forum. The report projects the oceans will contain at least 937 million tons of plastic and 895 million tons of fish by 2050.
“The Congressional Budget Office estimates that over the 2021-2031 period, enacting Senate Amendment 2137 to H.R. 3684 would decrease direct spending by $110 billion, increase revenues by $50 billion, and increase discretionary spending by $415 billion,” the report said. “On net, the legislation would add $256 billion to projected deficits over that period.” ...
New York Republican Representative Nicole Malliotakis said it pained her to vote against the $1.9 trillion American rescue plan. But in the weeks that followed, the first-term Republican issued a news release celebrating more than $3.7 million from the package that went to community health centers in her district as one of her “achievements.”
Earlier in August 2021, A California surfing school owner was charged with killing his two children in Mexico. Though this is a tragedy in and of itself, when you examine the motivation, it’s chilling. Matthew Coleman, the man responsible for the murders, was a 40 year old Qanon and Illuminati conspiracy theorist who thought the children "were going to grow into monsters so he had to kill them."
A Guard Child report (a website that compiles Child Internet Crime and Abuse Statistics from Pew Research, the National Crime Prevention Center, and Crimes Against Children Research Center, among many others), found that 90% of children ages 8-16 have seen online pornography.
A 2017 article by the Journal of Adolescent Health (JAH) shows that abstinence-only sex education has backfired immensely.
Stanford medical released a report in 2020 that the biology of the youth of this country is changing.
in late 2015, Germany's education minister, Johanna Wanka, supported a nationwide use of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in the classroom, the German newspaper Passauer Neue Presse reported.
“The court finds that the current ballot language is vague, ambiguous and incapable of implementation, and is insufficient to identify the amendment clearly,” Hennepin County District Judge Jamie Anderson wrote. “It is unreasonable and misleading.” The race was on. The City Council approved the new language 12-1 a few hours later. The rejected language for the proposed amendment to the city charter, approved by the City Council last month, would have asked voters whether to replace the police force with a new but mostly undefined Department of Public Safety that “could include” police officers.
Though it would be impossible to determine the exact number of crimes the average American unknowingly commits in a day, there was a great book written by Harvard University professor Harvey Silvergate in 2009 called “Three Felonies A Day.” His research showed that America is so over-criminalized that the average citizen commits three felonies a day.
That July, the City Council went so far as to debate moving $70 million from its police budget and holding onto it to be used for policies intended to help “reimagine policing.” The ordinance failed. Let’s fast-forward a year to 2021. City officials—who recently increased Atlanta’s police budget by 7 percent—are inching toward greenlighting what critics describe as a sort of new high temple to cops: an 85-acre public safety training center for police.
According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics, those worries are unfounded. In 2020, as the overall U.S. economy shed 6% of workers, local police departments lost just under 1% of employees after a decade of steady expansion.
The Covid-19 vaccine has been approved under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA
This is a new type of vaccine, one that doesn't include any live or dead virus, one that modifies your RNA so your immune system can fight off the virus.
"...100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Debt...all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from government." - Grace Commission report submitted to President Ronald Reagan on January 15, 1984.
“The last time taxes were this high as a percentage of our economy, there was a good reason … We were fighting World War II. Today, our high taxes fund a surplus. Some say that growing federal surplus means Washington has more money to spend. But they've got it backwards. The surplus is not the government's money. The surplus is the people's money.”
William Donaldson, a former Wall Street executive with respected Republican credentials who became chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission under Bush, quit in 2005 after facing resistance from the White House and Republican members of the panel, who criticized his support for stiffer regulations on mutual funds and hedge funds.
Though there have been examples of Beck doing this over the years, there is one example that I feel uses the cleverest attempts at deception; a 2009 interview he did with Thomas Woods—author of the book "Meltdown.” During this time Beck was pushing the narrative that the stimulus package done by Obama was becoming a rallying cry from liberals for wealth distribution using FDR's The New Deal as its core. Thomas said, "So when you actually look at the evidence, you don't look at, you know, Franklin Roosevelt gave some sweet little speeches and he comforted everybody. When you look at the cold hard facts of the matter, from 1933 to 1940 unemployment averaged 18%."
is one of the best uses of half-truths and weaponizing the lack of knowledge on behalf of the party being deceived. First off, there is some merit to the unemployment numbers. In the 1930s they were extremely high and peaked at 24.9% in 1933. That's the truth part. The problem comes when you examine the years. The final pieces of legislation completing the programs brought about by TND wasn't passed until 1937.
Coolidge loathed taxes, once saying, “Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.” He also hated regulations, once stating "I would like it if the country could think as little as possible about the Government and give their time and attention more undividedly about the conduct of the private business of the country.” It was truly a time of paradise for the conservative movement once all of Coolidge's policies went into effect.
Though running as a Democrat, former New York Mayor Al Smith made it clear from the first day he ran that he was a die-hard economic conservative. Using these conservative ideals as a spring-board, it was during his speech in 1936 where he used a phrase which would become the calling card of future GOP attacks on any liberal agenda. "Just get the platform of the Democratic Party, and get the platform of the Socialist Party, and lay them down on your dining room table, side by side, and get a heavy lead pencil and scratch out the word 'Democrat,' and scratch out the word 'Socialist,' and let the two platforms lay there. Then study the record of the present Administration up to date. After you have done that, make your mind up to pick up the platform that more nearly squares with the record, and you will put your hand on the Socialist platform."
By giving veterans money for tuition, living expenses, books, supplies and equipment, the GI Bill effectively transformed higher education in America. Before the war, college had been an option for only 10-15% of young Americans, and university campuses had become known as a haven for the most privileged classes. By 1947, in contrast, vets made up half of the nation’s college enrollment; three years later, nearly 500,000 Americans graduated from college, compared with 160,000 in 1939. This was the kind of thing the conservatives were completely against.
In just the 5 years from 1922 to 1927 the purchasing power of wages rose 10%. It was a kind of golden era in other ways. Hollywood would never again be more glamorous and there were giants in the sports arenas whose names are still legend – the Manassas Mauler, Jack Dempsey, Knute Rockne, The 4 Horsemen, Red Grange, Babe Ruth and Big Bill Tilden. No I’m not saying President Coolidge was responsible for them but they were larger than life figures that went with America’s place in the world. https://kaiology.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/reagan-on-coolidge/
Anti-suffragists everywhere were concerned with societal disruptions. Corrine McConnaughy, who teaches political science at George Washington University said ...
Trump beat Clinton with white women in 2016 by a final tally of 47%-45%. Not a huge margin, but given all of the scandals the president had been in concerning women, it was surprising to see him win that demographic.
I think the most accurate assessment of how this happened was from Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
Names like Mobil Oil Corp, Amoco Corporation, Chevron Corporation, etc.
The US Congress eventually put a stop to Rockefeller’s monopoly.
On January 25th 1936, during a political event at the Mayflower Hotel ...
"I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."
"It seems to me to be equally plain that no business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country."
When examining what they teach, it is no wonder that Texas has had so many controversies over the textbooks spanning the last decade...
He found a score of inaccuracies ...
"These textbooks were teaching pretty much the opposite of the truth," Lester said.
"Some of the publishers have corrected the passages in question, while others have not" Quinn said.
In 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, Texas textbook controversy ...
... published by Bob Jones University Press and A Beka Press--both of which are Christian educational institutions.
Dr. Rand Paul was suspended by YouTube and other media outlets due to the egregious nature of his inaccurate statements about mask ineffectiveness when it comes to Covid-19. Paul falsely claimed in the removed video, “Most of the masks you get over the counter don’t work. They don’t prevent infection," adding that “cloth masks don’t work." Of course, being suspended for giving out misinformation has become a badge of honor amongst the GOP. After the suspension, Paul tweeted, “A badge of honor ... leftwing cretins at Youtube banning me for 7 days for a video that quotes 2 peer reviewed articles saying cloth masks don’t work.”
In the 1980s, Dr. Fauci served as a volunteer physician in Haiti. This time he served there had a profound impact on his worldview, especially when it came to AIDS. In his senior government role, he unfairly stigmatized Haitians as a disease vector for AIDS. This proclamation decimated Haiti’s tourist industry, which has not recovered to this day. Haitians in the US were subject to brutal discrimination, especially when trying to find work or rent apartments over the concern of being carriers of the disease.
Also, because of how badly he had portrayed the AIDS epidemic as it pertained to the LGBTQ+ community, the San Francisco group called “Act Up” sent an open letter to Dr. Fauci excoriating him over his inaccuracies.
In a Feb. 5, 2020 email to American University President Sylvia Burwell, who served as HHS secretary under former President Barack Obama, Fauci advised her against wearing a mask at the airport. “The typical mask you buy in the drugstore is not really effective at keeping the virus out, which is small enough to pass through the material,” he wrote.
in an email he sent to Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson on March 2nd, 2020 (when there were 91 confirmed cases in the US) when he said that “A pandemic now appears likely. Depending on the mortality rate, this could result in hundreds of thousands of deaths.” He claimed that even if the mortality was 1% and just 5% of the US population got it, “we could have a few hundred thousand deaths.”
Yet there have also been times that Fauci’s expertise has helped prevent other pandemics. Namely, Ebola. In fact, to keep one step ahead of that disease, he would treat Ebola patients himself. It was through this experience that he was able to help the Obama administration stave off the horrific affliction.
It’s no secret that Oz has come under scrutiny for many, many years over what has been considered “junk science.” In a report in the British Medical Journal, the researchers, led by Christina Korownyk of the University of Alberta, charged medical research either didn’t substantiate—or flat out contradicted—more than half of Oz’s recommendations. “Recommendations made on medical talk shows often lack adequate information on specific benefits or the magnitude of the effects of these benefits,” the article stated. This article took place shortly after a study he widely trumpeted lauding coffee bean weight-loss pills was retracted despite Oz’s assertions it could “burn fat fast for anyone who wants to lose weight.” The list goes on.
Though AAPS often takes positions that are associated with conservative groups, it sometimes goes even further, pushing fringe views that most mainstream conservatives do not endorse, such as the belief that mandatory vaccination is “equivalent to human experimentation.” They also believe Medicare is “evil.”
One of the more well-known members of this group is Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who was outed as a member in 2010. Since then, his spokespeople have come out and said that while the senator is no longer a member, he is supportive of AAPS’s fight against Obamacare.
In the fall of 2021 Paul reintroduced his SCHOOL Act. At it’s essence, if you refuse to have your child vaccinated and they are forced to stay home, you can get additional government assistance to homeschool them.
Earlier in 2021, Amazon suspended web-hosting service for Parler.
John Matze Jr., the CEO of Parler LLC, claimed he's gone into hiding after receiving death threats from Amazon
In a report by Forbes magazine, the FBI knew for weeks ...
With reports that former President Donald Trump is planning to issue around 100 pardons ...
A 2017 report released at Psychology Today ...
In a 2019 article about the subject of body positivity ...
From both of them losing their contracts with multi-billion dollar makeup corporation Morphe,
... keep in mind this number is hovering around 4.5 billion views.
In a 2019 article about the subject of body positivity ...
Mallorie Dunn, founder of the body positive fashion line SmartGlamour said,
In 2017, 8.5 million American adults suffered from both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders.1
Medically, addiction is known to be a “chronic, relapsing disease” according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). https://danapointrehabcampus.com/blog/2019/11/what-percentage-of-addicts-stay-clean/
Bankole Johnson. Professor of neuroscience at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and author of Addiction Medicine, S told Scientific American … Joseph A. Califano, Jr., former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and founder of the National Center on Addiction and Substance.
The TRUTH About Pro-Anorexia Forums
Also, a 2020 report from the Government Accountability Office found that 70% of adult workers participating in Medicaid, which provides health care to low-income Americans, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, are working full time.
As of 2020, America is ranked 27th in the world for upward mobility (the literal American Dream).
Video link for “What Unites Americans?”
In the 1950s, as today, the FCC also prohibited …
In Gallup surveys in the 1950s, over 90% of the adult population identified as Christian, with only a small percentage claiming no religious identification at all or identifying with a non-Christian religion.
During the YouTube release of her Frenemies podcast at the end of February, 2021
Senate Bill 211
Right now they are utilizing CC in an attempt to push an agenda that would allow cops to not only harm someone badly but also give the victim a Class B misdemeanor to boot; Republican state Senator Danny Carroll of Kentucky and his Senate Bill (SB) 211. https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/ky-general-assembly/2021/03/11/kentucky-senate-passes-riot-bill-criminalizing-insulting-police/4655757001/
George W. Bush Mission Accomplished Quotes:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, urged Mr. Biden to keep a force of about 2,500 troops, the size he inherited, while seeking a peace agreement between warring Afghan factions, to help maintain stability. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who previously served as a military commander in the region, said a full withdrawal wouldn’t provide any insurance against instability.
According to current and former administration officials, there have been reports stating that the president told his policy advisers that he was tired of the US providing life support for the Afghan government.
To be perfectly honest, I think the real reason he began to remove the troops was made in a veiled statement shorty after the collapse. “I’m now the fourth American president to preside over war in Afghanistan—two Democrats and two Republicans. I will not pass this responsibility onto a fifth president.”
US-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement :
Some may not recall, but in 2020, the RNC put up a webpage praising Donald Trump for signing a “historic peace agreement with the Taliban.” With the recent events between Biden and the Taliban taking place, the site has since been removed.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said ...
... reality it was Donald Trump Jr. that had the loudest ...
Eric Trump solidifed this conflict with a tweet ...
The experiment gave 125 people living in neighborhoods at or below Stockton's median household income, $500 per month for two years with no strings attached, measuring participants' job prospects, financial stability and overall well-being. https://www.npr.org/2021/03/04/973653719/california-program-giving-500-no-strings-attached-stipends-pays-off-study-finds
A study of the period from February 2019 to February 2020 that was recently released determined that full-time employment rose among those who received the guaranteed income and that their financial, physical and emotional health improved. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/6039d612b17d055cac14070f/t/603ef1194c474b329f33c329/1614737690661/SEED_Preliminary+Analysis-SEEDs+First+Year_Final+Report_Individual+Pages+-2.pdf
"‘Today … we must cultivate the science of human relationships — the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together and work together in the same world at peace,’” Biden said. “To live together and work together. That’s how I see America. That’s how I see the presidency, and that’s how I see the future.” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/27/joe-biden-quotes-fdr-goal-heal-pandemic-political-divisions/5989076002/
“The president’s preference is not to get rid of the filibuster,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/08/biden-filibuster-reform-474503
So looking at those Democrats who voted against the measure and why you begin to see a trend. A Congressional Budget Office analysis last month projected that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would increase the cumulative budget deficit by $53 billion over a decade.
"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."
In fact, it nearly doubled from 40 cents to 75 cents during the change from 1945-1950. https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/minimum-wage/history/chart
Sloan's YouTube video "Inside Bob Saget’s Inappropriate Relationship with the Olsen Twins"
A tweet sent after the premiere of My Life: Rape of 2 Cory's got construed that Saget was a culprit. He was never mentioned in the film, but it took on a life of its own.
In 2012 and 2013, at the urging of Governor Sam Brownback, lawmakers cut the top rate of the state’s income tax by almost 30% and the tax rate on certain business profits to zero. Under ‘supply-side’ economic theory, these deep tax cuts should have acted—as Brownback then predicted—like “a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy,” stimulating strong growth in economic output, job creation, and new business formation. But in reality, Kansas underperformed most neighboring states and the nation on all of those measures after the tax cuts Kansas’ 4.2% private-sector job growth from December 2012 (the month before the tax cuts took effect) to May 2017 (the month before they were repealed) was lower than all of its neighbors except Oklahoma and less than half of the 9.4% job growth in the United States.”
"The history of the world is dictatorship, tyranny, subjugation, whatever you want to call it of populations — and then along came the United States of America …” https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/09/12/an_explanation_of_american_exceptionalism_for_vladimir_putin_and_barack_obama/
Democrats held control of the House for 40 years between 1952 to 1994
“licensed radio and television broadcasters to present fair and balanced coverage of controversial issues of interest to their communities, including by granting equal airtime to opposing candidates for public office.”
She was suspended by the U.K Green Party in 2018 after it emerged her father, David Challenor, was appointed as Knight's election agent despite him previously being charged with multiple serious sexual offenses, including taking indecent photographs, false imprisonment, rape and sexual assault of a child in November 2016.
A 2018 study done by the American Psychology Association shows that Gen Z is experiencing levels of stress and anxiety at a much higher rate than any other generation in history.
Stanford medicine released a report in 2021 showing that the kind of stresses found in our current, online world can completely modify a child’s biology.
When a TikTok user, who has since been removed from the app, uploaded a short clip from the 2010 Eminem and Rihanna song, “Love the Way You Lie.” The user called out the line, “If she ever tries to fucking leave again, I'm a tie her to the bed and set this house on fire.” In the text written over the uploaded video, the user wrote, “Yesssss lets cancel him.” Since then, that initial post has gone viral. Posts related to the #canceleminem hashtag currently have approximately 3 million views as of early March, 2021.
Often we have heard the argument that it was Antifa which was bussed in and stormed the US capitol.
Attorney General Bill Barr called Antifa the "new form of urban guerrilla warfare.”
With quotes from people like Jenna Ryan ...
You are nervous. ...
An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS issues ITINs to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but who do not have, and are not eligible to obtain, a Social Security number (SSN) from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
The $900 billion relief package approved in December ...
According to the National Immigration Forum,
... provided a pathway to citizenship for 11 million people living in the country illegally.
Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants
PragerU—"Fewer Penalties, More Crime”:
Chief Judge Evans Bail Reform Report (General Order 18.8A)
Prison Guard Are Hoidal explained the reasons why the reform is working pretty succinctly. "We are prison 'officers' and of course we make sure an inmate serves his sentence but we also help that person become a better person. We are role models, coaches and mentors. And since our big reforms, recidivism in Norway has fallen to only 20% after two years and about 25% after five years. So this works!" Also, knowing that if a person brutally murders their family, you’ve only got about two decades before they are going to be your neighbor. That seems like a pretty good incentive to rehabilitate.
“the three strikes sentencing system established by a 1994 ballot initiative, Proposition 184, to impose life sentences when new felony convictions are serious or violent; allowed resentencing for convicts serving life sentences for felonies that were not serious or violent, except in the case of rape, murder, or child molestation.”
"Can somebody point to me the conservative on the ballot?" Limbaugh asked on his radio show, according to a transcript posted to his official website.
"What I would say to Senator McConnell: I know Trump can be a handful, but he is the most dominant figure in the Republican Party," the South Carolina Republican continued. "We don't have a snowball's chance in hell of taking back the majority without Donald Trump. If you don't get that, you're just not looking."
There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility," McConnell wrote Monday in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal of the riot. "His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world's largest megaphone. His behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable, from attacking Vice President Mike Pence during the riot to praising the criminals after it ended."
"Former President Trump's actions that preceded the riot were a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty," added McConnell. "Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day."
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez insisted … "We, the Democratic Party, gave up a lot of leverage," Ocasio-Cortez said of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act passed in March.
"Why does AOC complain that you have not been grooming younger people for leadership?"
With the recent $1.9 Trillion proposal released by Biden,
Democrat from Rhode Island David Cicilline told reporters he plans to propose a rule to bar members not serving on committees from proposing motions to adjourn, emphasizing that he was “dead serious.”
"I think this is an end result of what the House has become, what the posture of the House has become," said Rep. Rodney Davis, a Republican from Illinois. "I think what you're seeing with a lot of the shenanigans on the floor is because so many members have so much time on their hands to be able to go to the floor, and worry about what's happening with suspension bills rather than moving along, trying to look at legislating into the future."
GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, a high-profile member of the House Freedom Caucus, told CNN he had nothing to do with the effort to force the roll call votes but he had no problem with Greene exerting her rights as a member of Congress.
In February of 2021, Greene was stripped of all her committee assignments with 11 Republicans joining the vote to oust her.
I know that my actions, my vote may have political consequences. And I understand that. I absolutely understand that. But I can't be afraid of that.
Utah Roadway Obstruction Amendment:
Oklahoma HB 1822:
Anyone who “accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words, or by gestures or other physical contact, that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response.” Offenders would have faced up to 90 days in jail and fines, and the proposal also would have increased penalties for rioting.
Texas SB 912:
US Protest Law Tracker.
These included imposing term limits on members of Congress, abolishing the federal income tax and placed severe limits on the federal government’s ability to levy taxes, implement new regulations or spend money.
“a constitutional convention would be a Brexit-scale crisis for the US.”
Illinois became the first state to make it illegal for police to influence children. This means that right now, if police want to lie to children to illicit a response they're fishing for is OK. Share Sharon and Bradley.
According to the non-profit Innocence Project … both New York and Oregon have introduced similar bills.
A 2017 article published by New York University Law Review explained that children are two to three times more likely than adults to falsely confess to a crime.
For Illinois specifically, the Illinois Innocence Project found that about one-third of wrongful convictions based on false confessions have involved minors.
Melvin Capital is a hedge fund (worth US$12.5 billion until recently) took a "short position" on Gamestop.
Friedman said the Nasdaq's role as a "self-regulatory organization" is to make sure activity in the market is "legitimate" and to root out manipulation in the market.
There isn't enough space in this article to list everyone who lives in the world of wealth or power and has been incarcerated for various felonies tied to these activities.
It has already been determined that there will be hearings by the Democratic leaders of the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee.
Because of the upheaval that this has caused, even Adena Friedman, CEO of NASDAQ, has spoken ...
Bill Ackman, CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management,
Per Dictionary.com, manipulate means: to adapt or change (accounts, figures, etc.) to suit one's purpose or advantage.
“None of us on either side want to live in a scorched-earth Senate,” McConnell said.
For the third time in six years, the majority party in the Senate detonated the so-called nuclear option in April 2019 ...
You see that when the minimum wage had been increased to go along with inflation (which was done in ...
Yet since the late 1960s, lawmakers have let the value of the minimum wage erode.
Early in 2020, Pew Research released two studies that exemplify the wage inequality in America.
The wealth gap between America’s richest and poorer families more than doubled from 1989 to 2016.
The average full-time minimum worker needs to work at least 97 hours to afford a two-bedroom rental or 79 hours per week to afford a one-bedroom rental, according to the report.
I have included in the bibliography a link which has the history of the US deficit,
“This is a cowardly budget. I'm going to tell you why because he didn't -- and I think there's a set-up going on here.”
Per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) published in 2013 by the American Psychiatric Association, there are five criteria that MUST be met in order to diagnose someone with Anorexia Nervosa. There are two that Holliday does not meet. “Restriction of food intake leading to weight loss or a failure to gain weight resulting in a ‘significantly low body weight’ of what would be expected for someone's age, sex, and height.” And, “Fear of becoming fat or gaining weight.”
There have been two major reasons why these numbers are low and people aren't returning to their old jobs. The first is the fact the pandemic forced life changes that now require a lot more flexibility. According to the seventh annual Bright Horizons Modern Family Index, many employees aren't interested in returning to the same work environment they left behind a year ago. Nearly 6 in 10 parents who began working from home at the start of the pandemic want to keep doing so, according to the report. Nearly half want to work remotely if an emergency arises, while 41% want the option of working remotely whenever they want.
In a Business Insider article from April, 2021 interviews with various franchise owners showed the same problem across the board. "We are struggling to get people," one McDonald's franchisee told Insider. John Motta, a Dunkin' franchisee who serves as chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Association added, "It's just craziness out there. People are closing early, people are not opening lobbies. This is the COVID of 2021. "This is the pandemic of 2021 — lack of people to work."
As recently as first-quarter of 2021, Pew Research released a study showing that about six-in-ten U.S. adults (62%) say they favor raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, including 40% who strongly back the idea.
“It will be of little avail …
"The Constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the Judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please.”
“The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.”
Also, in a 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memo,
Shortly after the leak, Treasury spokeswoman Lily Adams made a clear statement that the Biden administration has decided to turn the attention of its legal hounds towards someone they are trying to shade as the ultimate villain. "The unauthorized disclosure of confidential government information is illegal. The matter is being referred to the Office of the Inspector General, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, all of whom have independent authority to investigate."
Some of the findings from the IRS tax data recovered showed that in 2007, Jeff Bezos, then a multibillionaire and now the world’s richest man, did not pay a penny in federal income taxes. He achieved the feat again in 2011. In 2018, Tesla founder Elon Musk, the second-richest person in the world, also paid no federal income taxes.
A good example of using a loophole came in 2008 when Gene Simmons of the rock band KISS bought a professional Australian football (soccer) team ... for 24 hours.
"My guess is the IRS, somebody at the IRS leaked this in order to affect the tax debate and remind people that there are some very wealthy Americans," he said. "There are some very wealthy Americans. But it's important to remember we don't tax wealth." He added: "Our tax returns are, by law, confidential because of just this kind of shenanigans. These people ought to, whoever did this, ought to be hunted down and thrown into jail."
Conservative Kentucky representative James Comer came out to help lead this charge of knowing misdirection. "Everyone knows there are billionaires that take advantage of the tax code. When Donald Trump was running for president, he talked about that," Comer stated. bureaucrats for far too long."
In a “Vice: Profiles” episode featuring Matthew Lesko, he spoke about his time while working with various businesses and his experiences with them in the realm of finances and government grants.
Afghanistan; Biden Finishing The Greatest GOP Mistake Of The 21st Century
George W. Bush Mission Accomplished Quotes:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, urged Mr. Biden to keep a force of about 2,500 troops, the size he inherited, while seeking a peace agreement between warring Afghan factions, to help maintain stability. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who previously served as a military commander in the region, said a full withdrawal wouldn’t provide any insurance against instability.
According to ... administration officials, there have been reports stating that the president told his policy advisers that he was tired of the US providing life support for the Afghan government. “I’m now the fourth American president to preside over war in Afghanistan—two Democrats and two Republicans. I will not pass this responsibility onto a fifth president.”
US-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement :
Some may not recall, but in 2020, the RNC put up a webpage praising Donald Trump for signing a “historic peace agreement with the Taliban.” With the recent events between Biden and the Taliban taking place, the site has since been removed.
“Part of our doctrine is the principle of moral agency — people make choices for themselves,” said Jack Gerard, an LDS general authority Seventy.
Utah has unfortunately ranked in the top 10 in the nation for overdose deaths over the past 10 years.
“It is a time for Utahns to celebrate,” Christine Stenquist, a medical cannabis patient and founder of the advocacy group TRUCE Utah, said. “I think it’s fantastic that we’ve crossed this hurdle.”
The replacement legislation crafted by lawmakers and both sides in the Prop 2 debate overhauls pretty much everything.
“Although Senator Romney and I usually vote together — and with a majority of Senate Republicans, we voted differently,” said the statement from Lee issued through his 2022 reelection campaign. “It shows neither one of us blindly defers to anyone.”
“I’m not in a place yet where I’m comfortable with the bill as it stands right now,” Cox said Thursday at his monthly news conference with PBS Utah. “Those discussions are ongoing. We still have a lot of work to do.”
In the Granite School District in Utah, nearly 14,000 in-person and online students received one or more F grades or incompletes in the first quarter — more than twice the number from the first quarter in 2019. Another 1,200 students received all Fs or incompletes — a whopping five times greater than last year.
Covid-19 vaccine: First person receives Pfizer jab in UK:
Oregon's McNary High School located in Salem-Keizer Public School district, 38% of grades in late October were failing, compared with 8% in normal times. Also, hundreds of students initially had not just Fs, but grade scores of 0.0%, indicating they simply were not participating in school at all.
In Charleston, South Carolina, administrators and teachers are raising the possibility of adjusting grading the way they did in spring, where instructors were told to give 50s instead of 0s to make it less punitive for disengaged students.
Prior to COVID-19, 37 million people in the U.S. struggle with hunger. Feeding America estimates that as a result of the pandemic, that number may rise to 54 million people, including 18 million children in 2020.
Hospitals face catastrophic financial challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The AHA estimates a total four-month financial impact of $202.6 billion in losses for America’s hospitals and health systems, or an average of $50.7 billion per month.
After ranking countries based on their levels of education and health, the study found that the US ranked 27th in the world on these metrics as of 2016, behind a host of top-ranking Nordic countries, including Finland, Iceland, Denmark, and the Netherlands.
Retention may bestow advantages in the short-term, but longer term detrimental effects on social acceptance may lead to the documented longer term negative effects of retention.
Alexander, Entwisle, and Dauber (2003) found that early-retained children in Baltimore schools, relative to matched promoted children, were more likely to drop out of school in adolescence,
About 13 million US workers have more than one job.
Consistently over time it has shown that those who are college educated, and those who view college positively with a 2 to 1 ratio, tend to be Democrats.
Pelosi quote:"That’s my responsibility: to protect the Constitution of the United States."
Pelosi quote: “Today the Republican majority is not judging the president with fairness but impeaching him with a vengeance. In the investigation of the president, fundamental principles which Americans hold dear ..."
Pelosi's spokesperson Drew Hammill said in a statement. "This business offered for the Speaker to come in on Monday and told her they were allowed by the city to have one customer at a time in the business." "I trusted that," Pelosi added.
Biden reveled in the politics of the 1994 law, bragging after it passed ...
Biden quote: "It was a big mistake that was made."
Filthy 15 -
"I see no way this gets 10 Republican Senate votes in its current form," Brian Riedl, a budget expert at the conservative-leaning Manhattan Institute in touch with GOP offices, said in an interview.
In fact, this latest inaccuracy portrayed by Biden has even been used to stoke the fires of the "Ocasio-Cortez v. Biden (Traditional Democrats)" war.
“We will finish the job of getting $2,000 in cash relief to people who need it the most,” Biden said, adding that the “$600 already appropriated is simply not enough.”
“Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society."
YouTuber D'Angelo Wallace uploaded a video at the end of March called "'Super-Straight' TikTok exists and it's as bad as you think … “‘I’m super straight, I don’t like trans-women.’” "That was iconic, she wins." He continued, "Legitimately, that was the best one of this entire compilation."
British Attorney Rosa Freedman published an article in 2020 about the backlash she has received for her support of women's rights--yes, this includes people from America.
Amnesty International "According to Holocaust Memorial Day …
When setting up the infrastructure, former Governor of Texas George W. Bush … “Deregulation was something akin …” https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/21/us/texas-electricity-ercot-blackouts.html
First off, the Enron Scandal.
The Wall Street Journal did an excellent job giving the numbers, context, and impact of Covid-19 on the market. Wading into the market during swoons big and small has been profitable over the past 10 years.
The latest available government data, via the Federal Reserve from 2016, shows a relatively small share of American families (14%) are directly invested in individual stocks but a majority (52%) have some market investment mostly from owning retirement accounts such as 401(k)s.
The stock market hit a new high, over 30,000 in November 2020. At that time, the national unemployment rate was 6.7.
In the month of November 2019 it ended at 28,054.41
"Whether or not they were poor choices at the time, I did what I had to do to survive," she said in a statement.
In a 2020 article in Psychology Today, author Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. wrote …
a 2017 Pew Research piece …
MD, FAPA wrote in 2019 …
Marilyn Manson abuse:
Cooper himself said he was hitting a personal low at his career peak.
“How To Get Kids To Listen” Prager Course
The prior 12 months of her practice before writing the article saw her helping young patients that had been raised with this blind obedience as a core value. Some of the worst cases involved a 3-year-old being molested by an older child, a 5-year-old being molested by an older child, and a 14-year-old was date raped by a boy at a party. Dr. Markham does make it clear that there was more than one factor that contributed to these events saying: “Are these children responsible for what happened to them? Of course not, and neither are their parents. No matter what. And if they had been able to say ‘No!’ louder, would these events still have unfolded as they did? Maybe. Maybe not. We can't know. But we do know that bullies and molesters select targets who they think won't stand up for themselves.”
In a Psychology Today article about parenting and respect, parenting specialist Dr. Jim Taylor laid the case out pretty succinctly. He notes that respect is a two-way street, and that respect starts at home. “If you can teach your children to respect you, themselves, and others when they are young, they're likely to carry that value with them as they enter the real world and use it to become successful, happy, and contributing adults.” He continues the correlation with “When you earn your children's respect, they also learn to respect themselves. Respect is so important because, without it, children can't value themselves or others. Children who don't respect themselves are more likely to drink alcohol, take drugs, have sex, and treat others badly.”
California Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna. "There is absolutely no justification for a president to authorize a military strike that is not in self-defense against an imminent threat without congressional authorization."
“The United States took this action pursuant to the United States’ inherent right of self-defense as reflected in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter,” Biden wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President pro tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy.
As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee … Biden acknowledged, “We voted to give him the authority to wage that war. We should step back and be supportive.”
The Agriculture Department expects farmers in 2021 to earn $11.8 billion more from selling crops than they did last year. Livestock receipts are also projected to climb, by $8.6 billion. the government responded by pouring historic amounts of taxpayer dollars into the sector. Last year, a record $46 billion were paid in direct farm subsidies, accounting for almost 40 percent of the industry’s earnings last year.
A month into his presidency, Joe Biden has indicated he’s in no hurry to undo the punitive trade measure his predecessor placed on China. Biden has announced no policy changes so far, and none of the 32 executive orders he has signed involve China or trade.
The nation’s shrinking pool of minority farmers is due to receive $5 billion of assistance in the Covid-19 relief bill, reflecting the Democrats’ focus on the lingering impact of racism and their battle to take control of the Senate. A century ago, there were almost 1 million Black farmers in America, representing 14% of U.S. farmers. By 2017, the last agricultural census, the number had dwindled to about 45,500--1.3% of the total number of producers. Black-operated farms accounted for only 4.7 million acres of farmland, 0.5% of the total.
a National Foundation for American Policy analysis concluded The Trump administration gave more taxpayer dollars to farmers harmed by the administration’s trade policies than the federal government spends each year building ships for the Navy or maintaining America’s nuclear arsenal. The spending on farmers was also higher than the annual budgets of several government agencies. Total American agricultural exports to China were $24 billion in 2014 and fell to $9.1 billion in 2019, according to the American Farm Bureau.
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said of the Trump tariffs in 2019, “China’s announcement that it will not buy any agricultural products from the United States is a body blow to thousands of farmers and ranchers who are already struggling to get by. “In the last 18 months alone, farm and ranch families have dealt with plunging commodity prices, awful weather and tariffs higher than we have seen in decades.
almost all of President Donald Trump’s $28 billion bailout for those affected by the China trade war went to White farmers.
Also, earlier in the year on an interview with Axios on HBO, President Joe Biden‘s senior advisor, Cedric Richmond, confirmed that the White House plans “to start acting now” on reparations for African-American citizens.
According to research from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) police officers in the US were charged with forcible rape 405 times between 2005 and 2013. That’s an average of 45 a year. Forcible fondling was more common, with 636 instances.
According to the 2016 federally funded paper Police Integrity Lost: A Study of Law Enforcement Officers Arrested, it says "Police sexual misconduct and cases of police sexual violence are often referred to as hidden offenses, and studies on police sexual misconduct are usually based on small samples or derived from officer surveys that are threatened by a reluctance to reveal these cases."
Per a recent RAINN ((Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) study, only 230 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults are reported to police. That means about 3 out of 4 go unreported. When taking these numbers into account, one can only imagine when the dynamic of the perpetrator having that much power behind them.
A former Jackson officer—choosing to remain nameless— said she left the department before her two-year employment commitment was fulfilled because of sexual harassment she endured from colleagues and her direct supervisor.
In a stunning report by the Casper Star Tribune in 2018, these differences were shown in glaring light.
About 48% of Americans said they have a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in police, down from 53% the previous year and an all-time high of 64% in 2004.
Using the examples laid by the Southern Strategy in the era of Nixon, most of which are still carried out today, it has been ingrained in the conservative movement to mold, adapt, assimilate to an area they can exploit.
One of the key factors in this ability to perpetuate deception resides in the fact that humans aren't very accurate at it. A 2016 paper by the American Psychology Association states, "research has consistently shown that people's ability to detect lies is no more accurate than chance, or flipping a coin. This finding holds across all types of people — students, psychologists, judges, job interviewers and law enforcement personnel."
Sydney Powell Court Filing
"No reasonable person would conclude that the statements were truly statements of fact,” Powell's attorneys said in a court filing defending her against a billion-dollar defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems.
“As of me recording this [video], as soon as I put this up I’m sure a ton of people are going to unsubscribe [saying] ‘we’re going to show her,’ and that’s fine. If I’m cancelled, I’m cancelled. I’ve been cancelled a bunch of times. And to be honest, cancelling me isn’t going to do much because I’m kind of like that cockroach that stays on the internet.”
Dunning-Krueger effect. In psychology this is “a cognitive bias whereby people with limited knowledge or competence in a given intellectual or social domain greatly overestimate their own knowledge or competence in that domain relative to objective criteria or to the performance of their peers or of people in general.”
The Pulitzer Prize winning Salt Lake Tribune, in conjunction with PBS Frontline, recently re-opened an inquiry into a case that has been shelved for over two years. On August 23rd, 2019, a 31-year old man named Michael Chad Breinholt was shot INSIDE a police department while he was being restrained by handcuffs and two policemen in a West Valley City Police Department.
In the same report done by the Salt Lake Tribune and PBS Frontline, the discovered that 38 Utah officers have shot in more than one encounter since 2004.
The"Charleston loophole," This legislation would give authorities 10 business days for federal background checks to be completed before a gun sale can be licensed. "These bills are a transparent attempt by gun control advocates in Congress to restrict the rights of law-abiding Americans under the guise of addressing the violent criminal culture in America," Jason Ouimet, head of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, said in a written statement.
The second is the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act of 2021, H.R. 127.
According to a report by the Department of Justice called "National Instant Criminal Background Check System Section," in 2018, 4,240 background checks were denied nationwide after the three-day investigation period elapsed.
Per the American Journal of Public Health findings, Reports suggest that up to 60% of perpetrators of mass shootings in the United States since 1970 displayed symptoms including acute paranoia, delusions, and depression before committing their crimes.
The Salt Lake City Police Department is hoping to recruit a licensed social worker to help them in crisis intervention situations in the field.
The first being The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, H.R. 8
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced in June, 2021 that the Justice Department is filing suit against the state of Georgia over its sweeping election law recently passed by Republicans, alleging it violates the federal Voting Rights Act by seeking to disenfranchise Black voters.
In August of that year he made a speech in Florida proclaiming, “You know,” Mr. Trump knowingly told the approving crowd, “if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card. You need ID.”
What are the parts that could be so impactful then? President Biden has said: "What I'm worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. It's sick. Deciding that you're going to end voting at five o'clock when working people are just getting off work.”
As we know, per the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, along with Pew Research, have done surveys over the last dozen years or so. On any given year, only 31%-35% can pass the citizenship test.
How Derek Chauvin's Trial Illustrates The Judicial As Being The Most Powerful Branch Of Government
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, who has examined over 100 use-of-force cases there. "This was something unique. The world saw what happened. To have video, witnesses, forensic evidence and multiple police officers testify against one of their own is unique and demonstrates how high the bar has to be in order to actually have that kind of accountability,” he said.
Army Second Lieutenant Caron Nazario was pulled over and pepper sprayed by Joe Gutierrez and Daniel Crocker. A lot of the news coverage goes over the event from start to finish, I'm going deeper because there is a direct corolation between what DA Gill said and this event specifically. Though Nazario is suing the city, and Officer Gutierrez was fired, neither policeman did anything illegal per the Supreme Court Of The United States. ... admit in court they don't know it, then anything stemming from their misunderstanding is admissible as evidence. So if they had found anything while they had Nazario detained, it would have been admitted. This is just another example of SCOTUS power.
"Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice," she said. "For being there to call out to your mom, how heartbreaking was that," Pelosi said during the news conference. "And because of you ... your name will always be synonymous with justice."
legal statute in Virginia which claims that rape can only apply to couples living apart or in cases where the victim suffers serious physical injury.
Heien v. North Carolina
Founding father Thomas Jefferson knew this could happen, and essentially predicted the future in a letter penned in 1823. “At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies …”
How Long Will The DNC Continue To Insult The Intelligence Of Their Base?
"Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice," Pelosi said at an event with the Congressional Black Caucus shortly after the verdict. "For being there to call out to your mom, how heartbreaking was that," Pelosi said during the news conference. "And because of you ... your name will always be synonymous with justice."
“The Biden administration and President Biden have definitely exceeded expectations that progressives had,” said Ms Ocasio-Cortez during a virtual town hall meeting.
“I think the infrastructure bill is too small,” she said. “I have real concerns that the actual dollars and cents, and programmatic allocations of the bill, don’t meet the ambition of that vision, of what’s being sold.”
Why Even Atheists Should Teach Their Children About God
A 2000 Commerce Department report showed that internet access in homes had risen from 18.6% in 1998 to 26.2% in 1999, and 41.5% by August that same year. That report also showed that 51% of all American homes had at least one computer.
One of the things that is important to keep in mind when reading the results of this Harvard study is in the fact that it consisted mainly of children of white females of relatively high family socioeconomic status, and therefore might not be generalizable to a broader population.
In one instance of how ethnicity can cause disparities in the results (in both positive and negative positioning), the 2010s saw major epidemiologic studies being done that show how race directly impacts levels of depression. Some of these studies that have been done suggest Black people have a higher prevalence of depression, while others have shown that Black people have a lower prevalence of depression than their White counterparts. These differences have led to what has been termed the “Black-White Depression Paradox.”
In 2017, David M. Barnes, Ph.D. and Lisa M. Bates released a paper showing that the overall literature review yielded 34 articles reporting 54 relevant outcomes. The results showed that black people have a lower prevalence of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in eight of the nine comparisons observed. In contrast, black people have higher levels of psychological distress (in terms of “high distress” and mean scores) than Whites in 42 of the 45 comparisons observed. The final summation was grim at best stating that the systematic review of the epidemiologic evidence supports the existence of a “double paradox” by which black people’s lower prevalence of MDD relative to Whites’ is inconsistent with both the expectations of social stress theory and with the empirical evidence regarding psychological distress.
Also, given that a 2014 Pew Research piece showed that when breaking down church attendance by ethnicity, that more black citizens attend church once a week (47%) than their white counterparts (34%), also shows that the conflation of religion and depression only further confuses the existing paradox mentioned above.
In 2018 he did an interview with Axios on HBO where he made it clear he wanted to derail the constitutional provisions which allow for birthright citizenship. "It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don't. You can definitely do it with an Act of Congress. But now they're saying I can do it just with an executive order." He continued, We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States ... with all of those benefits. It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. And it has to end."
Coming in from Pennsylvania, May 2021 is Bruce Bartman. He was sentenced to 5 years probation for illegally voting twice in 2020 for Trump.
Rush Limbaugh- “The problem with [racial] profiling is that it works.”
There is a complete laundry list debunking all of the GOP and Trump talking points regarding real versus perceived voter fraud done by the BBC, and I recommend checking it out in our bibliography.
Dr. James Dobson, Christian Author and Founder of Focus on the Family even went so far as to specify that it is a very personal covenant to make. "In a world that might say one vote doesn’t matter…it does matter becaue each person is of infinite worth and value to God."
Dr. Richard Land for the Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College he wrote, "Christians have a sacred duty to vote, and when we vote, to vote our convictions, our beliefs and our values."
For Accountability Among Officers; Abolish The Police Bill of Rights
“On-Duty Shootings: Police Officers Charged with Murder or Manslaughter, 2005-2019,” which showed some really concerning numbers. “Since the beginning of 2005 (through June 24, 2019), there have been 104 nonfederal sworn law enforcement officers with the general powers of arrest (e.g., police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers, etc.) who have been arrested for murder or manslaughter resulting from an on-duty shooting where the officer shot and killed someone at incidents throughout the United States. Of those 104 officers, to date only 35 have been convicted of a crime resulting from the on-duty shooting ... ” The report continued, “In the cases where an officer has been convicted, it is often for a lesser offense. Only 4 officers have been convicted of murder (there were four officers whose murder convictions were overturned, but the officers were later convicted of federal crimes arising out of the same incident).”
1977 a Howard County police chief abandoned his call for public disciplinary hearings, citing the new law. A court ruled that an officer who was fired after using excessive force had to be reinstated and given back pay. Also in 1977, a human relations commission in Prince George’s County was told it could not investigate police brutality allegations — a decision the county’s only Black council member at the time called a “slap in the face.”
In June 2020, over strong objections from police unions, New York state repealed a law that had kept police disciplinary records secret since 1976. Known as 50-a, it shielded police records from being released, thereby adding an additional layer of protection from accountability.
According to the New York Post, more than 5,300 officers have either retired or left the force, a 75% increase from 2019 when 3,053 officers departed.
This is not just an isolated incident. In Kansas City, MO president of the FOP Brad Lemon said in May of 2021, “We’re going to lose about 100 to 110 officers this year which is a huge increase over any other year we’ve ever had.”
Also, in the outskirts of Denver in Aurora, Colorado the number of officers who left the Aurora Police Department increased 61% from 2019 to 2020, according to data gathered by human resources. A former Aurora police officer who recently quit spoke with local news affiliate Denver7 on conditions on anonymity said of the Aurora Police Department, “There is not support for us." She also blames the high turnover rate on faulty policies that fail to protect officers.
Republican Maryland Larry Hogan—who was a fervent supporter of the Bill Of Rights—made the most accurate statement of the day when his veto got the override treatment by the state legislature. ““They will result in great damage to police recruitment and retention, posing significant risks to public safety throughout our state.”
In a 2020 report published by Mother Jones showed that in the state of Georgia alone, there are an estimated 3,959 Walmart employees on publicly funded healthcare—Medicaid. In fact, Walmart leads the state in that statistic.
The nonpartisan watchdog agency—the U.S. Government Accountability Office—2020 analysis of data from the Census Bureau …
According to a 2014 report by Americans for Tax Fairness, Walmart receives an estimated $6.2 billion in subsidies every year …
A January 2020 Forbes article showed that because of the Trump-era tariffs and their disastrous impact to American farmers …
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the Biden administration to end the tariffs imposed by Trump and his administration.
Americans are quitting at record rates — almost 1 million people voluntarily left their jobs in June.
One of the most telling statements regarding the thought of generational war was reiterated recently by Carter Malkasian, a longtime Afghanistan observer and author of “The American War in Afghanistan.”
57 members of the Michigan House and Senate, including Republican leadership in each chamber, signed a joint letter to express opposition to the National Popular Vote initiative.
“The practical matter today is, we basically elect the president of the battleground states of America,” Anuzis said in September. “That’s not good for the process and that’s not why the Electoral College was designed.”
Michigan Freedom Fund executive director Tori Sachs said, “The ‘National Popular Vote’ is an attempt by liberals in California and New York to disenfranchise and silence Michigan voters. It is imperative that the candidate who receives Michigan’s electoral votes is determined by Michiganders — and not by voters in other parts of the country.”
In a 2012 paper published in the BYU Law Review it was written. "As such, if opponents wish to abolish the Electoral College, the sole constitutionally proper mechanism for doing so is a federal constitutional amendment, not an interstate compact negotiated by a handful of states."
“From a purely partisan perspective, Republican presidential candidates have won the national popular vote only once in the last 32 years,” read the statement from Reps. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Ken Buck of Colorado, Chip Roy of Texas, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, Tom McClintock of California and Nancy Mace of South Carolina. “They have therefore depended on the electoral college for nearly all presidential victories in the last generation. If we perpetuate the notion that Congress may disregard certified electoral votes — based solely on its own assessment that one or more states mishandled the presidential election — we will be delegitimizing the very system that led Donald Trump to victory in 2016, and that could provide the only path to victory in 2024.”
The National Popular Vote Initiative:
Article II, section 1, clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides: “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors….” These 17 words are the Constitution’s delegation of power to the states concerning how they may award their electoral votes. method of awarding electoral votes.
"These non-privileged texts are further evidence of President Trump's supreme dereliction of duty during those 187 minutes.”
"Mark, the president needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home. This is hurting all of us. He is destroying his legacy," Fox News host Laura Ingraham texted Meadows. "He's got to condemn this shit ASAP. The Capitol Police tweet is not enough," Trump Jr. wrote. Meadows responded, "I'm pushing it hard. I agree."
Shortly after the texts were released to the general public, Don Jr started falsely accusing members of the House committee investigating the 6 January insurrection of “altering” a text message sent by Ohio Representative Jim Jordan to ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. Don Jr claiming, “... Schiff etc altering the text messages at his sham committee," in a tweet.
With Hannity saying, as recently as December 13th 2021, “Don’t forget, President Trump requested increased National Guard support in the days leading up to January 6. The request was rejected—by Pelosi, by congressional leaders, including requests, by the way, from the Capitol Police chief.”
The official Defense Department planning and execution memo on the Jan. 6 events also makes no mention of any such discussion. Instead, it notes the possible activation of 340 National Guard troops to assist the D.C. government with traffic control — a move that came about after a Dec. 31 request by Democratic Mayor Muriel E. Bowser.
… just one month after the insurrection, Meadows appeared on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” and made this claim: “As many as 10,000 National Guard troops were told to be on the ready by the secretary of defense. That was a direct order from President Trump.” Later that month, Trump made the facts clear. “I definitely gave the number of 10,000 National Guardsmen and [said] I think you should have 10,000 of the National Guard ready,” Trump said. “They took that number. From what I understand, they gave it to the people at the Capitol, which is controlled by [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi. And I heard they rejected it because they didn’t think it would look good.”
During a meeting on Iran in 2021 with acting defense secretary Christopher Miller, he stated, "[Trump] goes, ‘You’re going to need 10,000 people. No, I’m not talking bullshit.'" Reporter, Adam Ciralsky, asked Miller why Trump threw out such a big number? “The president’s sometimes hyperbolic, as you’ve noticed. There were gonna be a million people in the street, I think was his expectation.” The reality is that the attendance only peaked in the thousands.
… saying the National Guard would be present to 'protect pro-Trump people' in the lead up to the US Capitol insurrection. Committee chairman Bennie Thompson appeared to allude to this January 5 email about having the National Guard on standby in a letter to Meadows' attorney last week informing him that the panel would move forward with contempt proceedings. Thompson also referred to a November 7, 2020, email discussing the appointment of alternate slates of electors as part of a "direct and collateral attack" and a January 5 email that had a 38-page PowerPoint briefing titled "Election Fraud, Foreign Interference & Options for 6 JAN" to be provided "on the hill."
A study published in 2011 in the “Current Biology Journal” by neuroscientists Ryota Kanai, Geraint Rees, and co-written with Colin Firth and Tom Feilden, showed results when they performed studies on how the brain reacts to certain stimuli and how it pertains to political affiliation.
the majority wrote that while the clinics had raised "serious questions regarding the constitutionality of the Texas law," they had not met a burden that would allow the court to block it at this time due to "complex" and "novel" procedural questions.
Whole Woman’s Health vs. Jackson:
Per Healthline, a pregnancy that's six weeks along is still an embryo. It's not a fetus until the 9th week after conception or 11th week after the last menstrual period. Dr. Stephanie Ros, an OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the University of South Florida, made the case pretty clear. "At six weeks, most women would not have any clue they were even pregnant if they weren't carefully tracking menstrual cycles, and that doesn't even take into account the millions of women with irregular cycles who might go six weeks or longer between periods as a normal part of their life."
The Salem, Massachusetts-based Temple filed a letter with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration arguing that its Texas members should have legal access to abortion pills. The group's attorneys contend that its status as a non-theistic religious organization should ensure access to abortion as a faith-based right.
There was one statement Chapelle made specifically that did rouse the crowd to their feet when it came to him being cancelled. “If this is what being canceled is like, I love it.”
Stevie Wonder made some comments that I think pertain to this situation of perception perfectly. “What we need to cancel is hate. What we need to cancel is fear because we have to have love, and we should never cancel that. I want us to cancel the idea of feeling that we don’t want anyone to laugh because if we don’t laugh, we cry. And I don’t believe that was God’s intention — ever.” And this is coming from a man whose career has spanned everything from segregated water fountains in certain southern locations to seeing us elect the first black president. If anyone knows the inherent problems with cancel culture and the societal ills it's trying to eliminate, it would be him. He knows.
Chapelle says "Gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on earth. That is a fact." He then goes on to make explicit jokes about the bodies of trans women.
"With 2021 on track to be the deadliest year on record for transgender people in the United States -- the majority of whom are Black transgender people -- Netflix should know better. Perpetuating transphobia perpetuates violence," David Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, said in a statement. "Netflix should immediately pull The Closer from its platform and directly apologize to the transgender community."
LGBTQ+ activist Taylor Ashbrook tweeted her disappointment Tuesday. "As a trans woman, I have usually defended Dave Chappelle's specials because I think they're hilarious and his jokes about trans women never felt intentionally malicious," she wrote. "The Closer changed my mind on that. That special felt so lazy and disingenuous and I'm really disappointed."
She is hitting the company in a dramatic fashion by pulling the aforementioned Dear White People. Having recently concluded its run, Moore tweeted that she "will not work with [Netflix] as long as they continue to put out and profit from blatantly and dangerously homophobic content."
International Center For Not-For-Profit-Law “US Protest Tracker Law”:
By the time of this article being published, he’s already offered refunds to everyone who attended the event, along with covering other expenses like all of the funeral costs for the 10 who have passed since the tragedy occurred.
The first comes from an “explosive” story by the New York Post about Canadian rapper Drake with the headline “Drake Apparently Spent $1M At Strip Club Night After Astroworld Tragedy.”
Dozens of lawsuits have been filed and a criminal investigation opened after the deaths at the music festival. One of them includes what Drake might have known about the tragedy unfolding at the Astroworld concert in Houston before he took the stage. "The allegation about Drake is that he also should have been aware that people were being injured and hurt," said Meredith Duncan, a law professor at the University of Houston Law Center Faculty. "And by him taking the stage and p