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June 11, 2019

Kushner Corp Got $90M In Foreign Funding Since 2017

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:01

Kushner Corp Got $90M In Foreign Funding Since 2017

The Guardian reports:

A real estate company part-owned by Jared Kushner has received $90m in foreign funding from an opaque offshore vehicle since he entered the White House as a senior adviser to his father-in-law Donald Trump.

Investment has flowed from overseas to the company, Cadre, while Kushner works as an international envoy for the US, according to corporate filings and interviews. The money came through a vehicle run by Goldman Sachs in the Cayman Islands, a tax haven that guarantees corporate secrecy.

June 9, 2019

US Paid $3.6M For Trump To Golf At His Ireland Resort

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 15:53

US Paid $3.6M For Trump To Golf At His Ireland Resort

The Huffington Post reports:

President Donald Trump wrapped up a visit to his Ireland golf resort Friday, in the process adding at least another $3.6 million to a taxpayer-funded golf tab that totals nearly $106 million in just 2 1/2 years.

Splinter reports:

The Doonbeg resort was busted using video of Trump teeing off for promotional materials on social media. They also posted video of Air Force One landing. But the resort took those videos down after the media began asking questions.

Trump spent over $16,000 on golf cart rentals in Ireland, along with over $10,000 on phone lines and $1 million for four limousines he may or may not have used. His adult sons enjoyed a pub crawl, bought drinks for the house, and walked out on the bill. Typical Trump behavior.

Back in the U.S. on Saturday, Trump once again visited the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, his 259th day at a Trump property as president.

hypocrisy is sickening

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 07:11

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June 8, 2019

The fear this administration has for people learning the truth about climate change is really stunning.

Filed under: Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Science — Scottie @ 09:46

White House Blocks Climate Change Written Testimony

White House Blocks Climate Change Written Testimony

More at the link above as always.  Hugs

The effort to edit, and ultimately suppress, the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research prepared testimony comes as the Trump administration is debating how best to challenge the idea that the burning of fossil fuels is warming the planet and could pose serious risks unless the world makes deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade.

Oppression

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:15

 

Republican freedom means

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:08
“The favorite Republican word is ‘freedom’, but theyre not referring to YOUR freedom. They mean the freedom of corporations to do what they want to do; pay low wages, bust unions, spy on employees, pollute the atmosphere, collude with one another,...

 

“The favorite Republican word is ‘freedom’, but theyre not referring to YOUR freedom. They mean the freedom of corporations to do what they want to do; pay low wages, bust unions, spy on employees, pollute the atmosphere, collude with one another, and monopolize markets.” – Economist Robert Reich

 

Crime gang DA

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:59

Republican totalitarianism

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:51

June 7, 2019

The US needs to also prosecute people who let their children die for religious reasons.

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Family, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 06:26

Religious Fundamentalists Who Let 14-Month-Old Son Die Get 32 Months in Prison

Religious Fundamentalists Who Let 14-Month-Old Son Die Get 32 Months in Prison

John Clark was brought to hospital with a blistering rash covering most of his body.

Medical witnesses testified that if the boy had seen doctors earlier, he almost certainly would have survived.

A forensic pathologist’s report said he was malnourished and died from a staph infection.

In handing down the sentence Wednesday, Justice Paul Jeffrey said the couple displayed regret and genuine remorse over John’s death.“In most every respect the offenders are described as model citizens, compassionate of others, amazing parents,” he said.

They’re model citizens… if you just ignore the murder of their child.

The malnourishment was reportedly caused by the parents’ extreme interpretation of the Seventh-day Adventist religion, which they believe requires a strict vegan diet. Because of their misguided faith, they attempted to treat a staph infection with vegetables rather than going to a doctor.

The trial jury was also shown screenshots of online searches for natural remedies for gangrene, such as cabbage leaves and cayenne.

Prosecutors argued the Clarks waited too long to take the seriously ill boy to hospital and their sentence should send a message of denunciation and deterrence.

In a heavily Democratic county Wonder how many votes were “lost”

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:12

This is history we need to remember so it doesn’t happen again!

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 06:04

How much more of this racist killing of POC. Remember the police are part of the government.

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:54

anunreliablesource:

angryisokay:

anunreliablesource:

theblacksocial:

4mysquad:

gonzetti:

4mysquad:

Cops kill this student, after getting arrested his family did not know how he died until it was too late

what’s his name i need a name

Matthew Ajibade

Matthew Ajibade

Monsters are real and they wear state uniforms

Looks like this case is from 2015, and you’re not going to like how the convictions turned out.

You are right. I do not like that at all. These fucking murderers keep getting away with murder

(via link1n)

What an absolute horror show

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 04:47

June 6, 2019

Christians pushing their religion in schools on your children and making taxpayers pay if they are sued

Alabama’s Bible-in-School Bill Would Break the Law Before Classes Even Begin

Alabama’s Bible-in-School Bill Would Break the Law Before Classes Even Begin

Like several other Republican-dominated states using the Project Blitz playbook, Alabama is on the verge of passing a “Bible literacy” bill.

American Atheists puts that in English:

… SB 14 encourages teachers to discuss the Bible as a source of morality and public policy. It also allows schools to display “religious materials” like crosses during certain classes. Under SB 14, parents can’t sue the school districts if teachers try to indoctrinate children, a provision that blatantly violates parents’ and students’ First Amendment rights.

“Just like Alabama’s abortion ban, this ‘Bible class’ bill is a clear challenge to constitutional precedent,” said Alison Gill, American Atheists’ Vice President for Legal and Policy. “This bill is so extreme it even encourages school districts and teachers to break the law and proselytize, since it claims to shield them from legal responsibility.”

In theory, there’s nothing in this bill preventing a teacher from putting Christian crosses all over the classroom the way you might see the letters of the alphabet in a grade school.

That last statement is huge, too. The bill calls for neutrality, but if teachers break that rule and proselytize, the school district will never have to pay a price for it. If there’s a lawsuit that results in a payout for the plaintiffs, the bill says it’ll be covered by state taxpayers.

If you’re a school district, then, what’s stopping you from finding a pastor with teaching credentials to run the classes no differently from Sunday school? You literally have nothing to lose.

Always seemed suspicious

Filed under: Criminal, Facts, Fascism, Greed, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 07:39

What happened to never again? A concentration camp

ms-cellanies:
“Basically they’ve been forced to live in a Concentration Camp.
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ms-cellanies:

Basically they’ve been forced to live in a Concentration Camp.

(Source: anarchist-art, via russalex)

Some stories that caught my attention this morning.

CALIFORNIA: Mexican Christian Leader Charged With Sex Trafficking, Allegedly Forced Oral Sex On Children

CALIFORNIA: Mexican Christian Leader Charged With Sex Trafficking, Allegedly Forced Oral Sex On Children

Trump Admin To Expand Hunting At 74 Wildlife Refuges

Trump Admin To Expand Hunting At 74 Wildlife Refuges

IRELAND: White House Pays $1 Million To Rent Limos

IRELAND: White House Pays $1 Million To Rent Limos

REPORT: Soldiers Charged In Death Of Green Beret Planned To Record Him Being Raped To Shame Him

REPORT: Soldiers Charged In Death Of Green Beret Planned To Record Him Being Raped To Shame Him

Catholic Bishop Ousted For Sexual Abuse Spent Millions On Luxury Travel, Lavished Cash Gifts On Young Priests

Catholic Bishop Ousted For Sexual Abuse Spent Millions On Luxury Travel, Lavished Cash Gifts On Young Priests

YouTube Demonetizes Anti-LGBT Channel (For Now

YouTube Demonetizes Anti-LGBT Channel (For Now)

June 5, 2019

leashed psychopaths

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 07:09

Well, at least you are on a leash.

Do anything you want, declare yourself “forgiven,” feel morally superior.

Because everybody knows nobody ever tries to influence the world around them based on the things they only want to believe.
Things that are true are true whether you want them to be nor not, whether you believe them or not.
This is an admission that...

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“It’s historical because I want it to be historical.”

 

TN Christian Prosecutor: Gay People Don’t Deserve Domestic Violence Protections

Again a religious ideologue who pushed his way into political position to force his religious views on everyone.   He doesn’t care about the law, only his religion.   He doesn’t see the hypocrisy of claiming those his religion disagrees with as “special rights” while demanding special rights for his religion.   I am not a hateful person, I am not an angry person, but after 50 years of this same fight I struggle not to react with anger and hate with these people.  Hugs

TN Christian Prosecutor: Gay People Don’t Deserve Domestic Violence Protections

According to a sermon he gave at the 2018 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference — but which is only getting attention now — Northcott was explaining the difficulties he faced as a result of the marriage equality decision by the Supreme Court. One of them was the decision of whether to prosecute a case of assault as “domestic violence” — a charge that carries a greater possible punishment — when the couple in question was in a same-sex marriage.

… the social engineers on the Supreme Court decided that we now have homosexual marriage. I disagree with them. What do I do with domestic assaults?… The reason that there’s [enhanced] punishment on domestic [violence] is to recognize and protect the sanctity of marriage. And I said there’s no marriage to protect. So I don’t prosecute them as domestics.

He told the crowd that decisions like this were precisely why they should always “elect a good Christian DA.” It’s hard to make sense of that since his theology overrides the law. That means he has no business being in a position where his job is to prosecute people who break the rules. The law means nothing if you think your religion gives you permission to break the rules — or, in this case, not apply them.

How can you dismiss the Supreme Court as activist judges when you yourself refuse to follow the law because you just don’t feel like it?

 

Alabama Mayor Defends Rant About the Need to “Kill” LGBTQ People and Liberals

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Hate, Health, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 06:20

It is not enough for them to define us out of existence, they want us dead.   They do not see LGBTQ as people, as humans.  Just as white supremacists don’t think people of other skin tones are humans either.  We are the other.  Once you do that then it is OK to kill the non-human other.  To own them, to deny them rights, to mistreat them.  This is religion at its finest .  

Alabama Mayor Defends Rant About the Need to “Kill” LGBTQ People and Liberals

Mark Chambers, the mayor of Carbon Hill, Alabama, said in a Facebook post that the only solution to stopping certain groups — including LGBTQ people, those who are pro-choice, and Socialists — from getting “more rights than the majority” would be “to kill the problem out. I know it’s bad to say but without killing them out there’s no way to fix it.”

Notice in the article that his fear is minorities getting more rights than the majority. The reality is that LGBTQ people and others just want equal treatment. But neutrality is blasphemy to people like Chambers.

The best thing about the segment is hearing Chambers say someone else made the comments, only to have reporter Brittany Dionne tell him they’re on the same Facebook page that includes pictures of his family.

Only in Alabama can a mayor threaten to kill LGBTQ people and it’s still not the worst thing elected officials have done in the past month.

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