Human rights or corporate profit$$$ which do you believe has greater influence in America…???

Human rights or corporate profit$$$ which do you believe has greater influence in America…???

UK arms dozens of nations on its human rights watch list


Saudi Arabia has spent over US$4 billion in arms deals including the purchase of fighter jets, bombs, armored vehicles, rifles, and ammunition.  The U.K. has been selling arms to  20 of the 30 nations on its list of "Human Rights Priority Countries" including Saudi Arabia, Israel, China, and Bahrain. In the government annual report’s foreword, the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, wrote, the country has been making efforts to advance global human rights, “…
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Sounds perfectly valid to me

…Sounds perfectly valid to me…


How schooling crushes creativity


In 2006, educator and author Ken Robinson gave a TED Talk called, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" At over 45 million views, it remains the most viewed talk in TED’s history.Robinson’s premise is simple: our current education system strips young people of their natural creativity and curiosity by shaping them into a one-dimensional academic mold. This mold may work for some of us, particularly, as he states, if we want to become university professors; but for many of us, our innate abilities …
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Only “WE” can break this cycle…

clip_image002…Only “WE” can break this cycle…

Seattle-caught salmon found to contain cocaine, antidepressants and pain relievers


81 drugs and personal-care products were detected in the flesh of salmon caught in the Puget Sound. Salmon is purported to be one of the healthiest foods due to its high omega-3 content, protein, and essential fatty acids, but if the fish is obtained from the Puget Sound, it is anything but healthy. According to a recent study, up to 81 drugs and personal-care products were detected in the flesh of salmon caught in the Puget Sound. Some of the drugs include Prozac, Advil, Benadryl, Lipitor, and even cocaine. …  Read full article at website »

Trump believes he “rules” absolutely accountable to NO one

…Trump believes he “rules” absolutely accountable to NO one…

Donald Trump Insists He Has The ‘Complete Power’ To Pardon, As Russia Probe Persists


President Donald Trump claimed he had the “complete” ability to pardon and appeared to be trying to redirect attention from a probe into alleged ties between his campaign and Russia in a series of tweets Saturday morning.



5 Reasons Why Extraordinary Presidential Powers Make It Very Difficult to Nail Trump, His Family or His Team

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Pardon power and absolute lack of morals make for a toxic, lawless cocktail. READ MORE»


Still believe TRUMP has your best interest in mind…???

…Still believe TRUMP has your best interest in mind…???

The White House just endorsed the FCC’s effort to roll back its net neutrality rules

The move comes after millions of public comments on the issue.

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Sanctioned clerical pedophilia a right to passage in the Catholic Church

…Sanctioned clerical pedophilia a right to passage in the Catholic Church…

Over 500 boys abused at top German catholic school


Georg Ratzinger, the brother of the former Pope Benedict XVI, led the choir from 1964 to 1994.An independent German report revealed that five-hundred-and-forty-seven pupils at prestigious Roman Catholic choir schools were physically or sexually abused.The 440-page report documents teachers hitting boys in the face leaving visible marks as well as beating them with wooden sticks and violin bows.The institution, which dates back 1,000 years, first faced allegations of abuse in 2010. The report stated that the…
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Even “Teflon” wears out

…Even “Teflon” wears out…

6 Wild Claims Trump Made In His Bizarre New York Times Interview 

By Nick Visser    In an interview with The New York Times published Wednesday, President Donald Trump made a series of shocking statements about his administration’sties to Russia, ongoing investigations into collusion with a foreign government and his waning happiness with senior officials in the White House. Here are some of the most eyebrow-raising passages from the exclusive sit-down:

You can read the Times’ full story here and excerpts from their interview here

Trump would not have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions if he’d known he would recuse himself from the Russia probe.    Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself. I then have ― which, frankly, I think is very unfair to the president. How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I can’t, you know, I’m not going to take you.’ It’s extremely unfair, and that’s a mild word, to the president.”

Sessions recused himself from any future investigations into Russian influence on the 2016 presidential campaign after The Washington Post reported he had met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice last year and failed to disclose the meetings. He had previously told the Senate Judiciary Committee under oath he had not had any “communications with the Russians” during the presidential campaign, which he participated in as a Trump surrogate.

Trump said the office of special counsel Robert Mueller is full of conflicts of interest.    “He was up here and he wanted the job,” Mr. Trump said. After he was named special counsel, “I said, ‘What the hell is this all about?’ Talk about conflicts. But he was interviewing for the job. There were many other conflicts that I haven’t said, but I will at some point.”

When Mueller was chosen to lead the Justice Department’s probe into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, he garnered widespread praise from both sides of the aisle and was championed as an investigator with “sterling credentials.” However, Trump implies that Mueller may have had a conflict of interest because he was on a shortlist to replace fired FBI Director James Comey. When he was named special counsel, Trump’s surrogates quickly began work to undercut Mueller’s integrity, saying they questioned his impartiality due to his longtime friendship with Comey. News outlets the president is known to follow, including Fox News and InfoWars, have continued to cast doubt on the investigation, labeling it with a favorite phrase of Trump’s: “a witch hunt.”

The president claimed his second, previously undisclosed meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin lasted 15 minutes and “adoption” came up.     “The meal was going, and toward dessert I went down just to say hello to Melania, and while I was there I said hello to Putin. Really, pleasantries more than anything else. It was not a long conversation, but it was, you know, could be 15 minutes. Just talked about ― things. Actually, it was very interesting, we talked about adoption.”

The White House acknowledged Tuesday that Trump held a second, private conversation with Putin at the G-20 summit in Germany earlier this month. According to Ian Bremmer, the president of a consulting firm called the Eurasia Group, the talk lasted for about an hour and the only other person in on the conversation was a Kremlin interpreter. Bremmer told the Times that guests at the dinner where the interaction occurred were “confused” and “flummoxed” by it.

“Never in my life as a political scientist have I seen two countries ― major countries ― with a constellation of national interests that are as dissonant while the two leaders seem to be doing everything possible to make nice and be close to each other,” Bremmer told Bloomberg’s Charlie Rose.

The White House disputed the characterization of the talk as a “meeting” and said it lasted a short while.

“It was pleasantries and small talk,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.

Trump accused Comey, whom he abruptly fired in May, of using an unverified dossier of compromising material to keep his job.    “In my opinion, he shared it so that I would think he had it out there,” Mr. Trump said. As leverage? “Yeah, I think so,” Mr. Trump said. “In retrospect.”

The president dismissed the assertions in the dossier: “When he brought it to me, I said this is really, made-up junk. I didn’t think about any of it. I just thought about, man, this is such a phony deal.”

According to his testimony last month to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey first informed Trumpabout the existence of the dossier ― compiled by a former British spy, Christopher Steele ― in January after U.S. intelligence agents decided he should be told before anything was published by the media. Comey said the president again denied anything alleged in the document was accurate during a private dinner later that month and urged the then-director to investigate the material.

“I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren’t, and because it was very difficult to prove a negative,” Comey said in his prepared remarks. “He said he would think about it and asked me to think about it.”

The president once more denied the allegations in a call in late March, saying he “had not been involved with hookers in Russia,” Comey recalled.

Mueller would cross a “red line” if he looked into the Trump family’s finances beyond Russia.    “If Mueller was looking at your finances and your family finances, unrelated to Russia — is that a red line?”

“I would say yeah. I would say yes.”

As the Times reports, Trump did not say if he would consider firing Mueller, noting, “I can’t answer that question because I don’t think it’s going to happen.” Only the deputy attorney general who appointed the special counsel can directly fire him (that would be Rod Rosenstein, who is in charge of such decisions as Sessions has recused himself). However, Trump could fire Rosenstein and, as Politico reports, “continue down the line until a DOJ official acquiesced.”

Trump complained about Rosenstein, describing him as a man Sessions “hardly knew” and alluding that he was annoyed the deputy attorney general was “from Baltimore.”    “I said, ‘Who’s your deputy?’ So his deputy he hardly knew, and that’s Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein, who is from Baltimore. There are very few Republicans in Baltimore, if any. So, he’s from Baltimore.”

Rosenstein was born in Philadelphia and lived in Bethesda, Maryland, when he was U.S. attorney for the state.

He has been described as the “poster child for the professional, competent, ethical and fair-minded prosecutor,” and he told The Baltimore Sun in April he was ready to take up the No. 2 job at the Justice Department “without regard to partisan political consideration.”

Rosenstein made headlines earlier this year after a memo he drafted about Comey was cited by the president as his reasoning for firing the FBI director. In the document, Rosenstein criticized Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but the deputy attorney general reportedly threatened to quit after he was painted by the White House as the driving force behind the dismissal of Comey.

His nomination earned bipartisan support, and the Senate voted 94-6 to confirm him.