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  1. Why so many lawyers? Does Trump have something to hide?
  2. "The accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole."
  3. Is mocking the handicapped a favorite pastime of cons? Autism is not the same as retardation.
  4. "I want you to panic. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is." Thunberg said. What are these worthless politicians doing? We need to allocate all the resources necessary to address this crisis. We will be a cinder before they get off their lazy asses. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/greta-thunberg-says-world-leaders-are-running-out-of-time-to-tackle-climate-emergency/ar-BBZaNHg?ocid=spartanntp (Full article at above link) "I know you don't want to talk about this," Greta Thunberg said, before adding that she intends to keep repeating herself until the appropriate action is taken. Her comments come as policymakers and business leaders arrive in Switzerland for the start of the WEF's four-day annual conference, with those in attendance scheduled to focus on the intensifying climate crisis. It follows the hottest year on record for the world's oceans, the second-hottest year for global average temperatures and wildfires from the U.S. to the Amazon to Australia. DAVOS, Switzerland — Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told policymakers at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday that time is running out to effectively tackle an intensifying climate crisis. Speaking during a panel session entitled "Forging a Sustainable Path Towards a Common Future," the 17-year-old cited the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report from 2018 as she delivered prepared remarks to a packed audience. The IPCC report states the remaining carbon budget would need to fall below 570 gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) over the coming years if the world is to have a 67% chance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. But, Thunberg said: "With today's emissions levels, the remaining budget is gone in less than eight years. These aren't anyone's views. This is the science." "I've been repeating these numbers at nearly every speech I've given for the last 18 months." She was recently named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2019 after sparking an international wave of school strikes — also known as "Fridays for Future." Last year, millions of children took part in rallies around the world to protest against political inaction over climate change. When asked to reflect on what, if anything, had improved in recent years, Thunberg replied: "In one aspect, lots has happened that no one could have predicted." "The climate and the environment is a hot topic right now and a lot of that is thanks to young people pushing," Thunberg said Tuesday. "But, of course, if you see it from another perspective, pretty much nothing has been done since the global emissions of CO2 (have) not reduced. That, of course, is what we are trying to achieve among other things." "It will require much more than this. This is just the very beginning," she added.
  5. I still remember when I first heard this news at work. I was stunned. The U.S. invaded a sovereign nation without an act of Congress. None of my co-workers cared. This was the start of the con warmonger policies. Dubya ended up starting a full-fledged 'preemptive war' in Iraq violating the Nuremberg laws. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/panama-begins-exhuming-remains-of-victims-of-1989-us-invasion/ar-BBZ9T90?ocid=spartandhp (Full article at above link) Authorities in Panama on Monday began exhuming a mass grave containing the remains of unknown civilians killed during the 1989 US invasion of the Central American country. The move follows a decades-long effort by families of missing people to identify remains buried in a common grave in the capital's Jardin de Paz cemetery. "Finally, after 30 years, it is possible by judicial means, to recover unknown bodies buried in a common grave," said Jose Luis Sosa, who heads a commission investigating human rights violations committed during the invasion. "Families have been looking for their relatives for the past 30 years and the state has not given them an answer," Sosa said. The exhumations follow the reopening of investigations into the circumstances in which civilians were killed during the December 20, 1989 invasion. Officials said the exhumations would be carried out to identify the remains and determine the cause of death. The work is likely to last about two months. Then-US President George H.W. Bush sent 27,000 US troops into Panama on December 20, 1989 to capture Manuel Noriega, the country's military dictator, who had been indicted in the United States for drug trafficking. More than 500 people were killed in the invasion, according to official figures, though some organizations put the number of dead in the thousands. (At the time, I believe I read that Oxfam or Noam Chomsky placed the death toll at 3,000. Our military bulldozed the people into mass graves)
  6. Dershowitz has been on Fox News recently saying that even if Trump abused power, it is not an impeachable offense. He lied. Zionist, Alan Dershowitz, goes full Hymietown lawyer sticking up for Trump. Payback for Trump playing favorites with Israel. Alan is also peddling is wares like an itinerant Gypsy. He just released a new book on January 1st. where he sucks Trump off. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/alan-dershowitz-once-said-you-can-be-impeached-without-committing-a-crime/ar-BBZ9D32?ocid=spartanntp (Full article at above link) Constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz said in 1998 a president could be impeached even if they were not accused of a crime. Now that he's helping President Donald Trump's impeachment defense, he's saying something different. In August 1998, during the summer leading up to then-President Bill Cinton's impeachment, Dershowitz argued that a president does not have to commit a "technical crime" in order for it to constitute impeachable conduct. "It certainly doesn't have to be a crime if you have somebody who completely corrupts the office of president and who abuses trust and who poses great danger to our liberty, you don't need a technical crime," Dershowitz told "Larry King Live." He added: "We look at their acts of state. We look at how they conduct the foreign policy. We look at whether they try to subvert the Constitution." But on Sunday he told CNN's Brianna Keilar on "State of the Union" that in his defense of Trump he would cite former Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Curtis in saying the framers of the Constitution intended for impeachable conduct to mean "criminal-like conduct." Curtis served as the chief counsel during Andrew Johnson's impeachment. Trump faces two articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate trial begins on Tuesday. Dershowitz also asserted on ABC's "This Week" that both obstruction of Congress and abuse of power do not meet the constitutional criteria for impeachment. The Constitution says presidents can be impeached for "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors," but it does not define "high crimes and misdemeanors." Dershowitz's argument hinges on the Senate agreeing that neither of those charges qualify as "criminal-like conduct." But Dershowitz has previously argued that a President's conduct does not have to be criminal to be impeachable. They simply had to "corrupt the office of president" or abuse trust. On Monday, Dershowitz repeatedly denied that his position has changed since the Clinton impeachment days. He said he still believes Congress doesn't need a "technical crime" to impeach, but that they do need "criminal-type behavior" related to "treason and bribery" to meet the threshold for impeachment. "It's the same argument," he said on MSNBC. "You need criminal-type behavior akin to treason and bribery. It doesn't have to be a technical crime because at the time that the framers wrote the constitution there was no criminal code."
  7. "The night Pressley lost her final piece of her hair was pivotal, she says. Not only was it the night before Donald Trump’s impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, it was the anniversary of her mother’s death. The sense of loss was manifold. “I was missing her. I was mourning my hair. I was mourning the state of our democracy." Ayanna is still a fine looking women. It's just a shame that Trump caused her to lose her hair. That last bit of stress wasn't necessary. Ayanna Pressley loves playing with her hair. Before she became a Massachusetts Congresswoman (and a high-profile member of “The Squad”), Pressley would experiment with different hairstyles and textures, getting a weave and even cutting her own hair. Lately, she’s been experimenting with lace-front wigs. “One I call ‘FLOTUS’ because it feels very Michelle Obama to me, [and another] I call ‘Tracee,’ because it feels very Tracee Ellis Ross to me,” Pressley told me in an exclusive interview with The Root earlier this week. But the wigs are a noticeable departure from her signature Senegalese and bomb twists, which have become synonymous with her political brand and made her the hero of little black girls across the country. Now, the congresswoman has decided to go public as to her reason why: She has alopecia. “I think it’s important that I’m transparent about this new normal,” Pressley said. The American Academy of Dermatology refers to alopecia as the official medical term for baldness. And according to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, the autoimmune disorder alopecia areata makes the body attack its own healthy hair follicles, “causing them to become much smaller and drastically slow down production to the point that hair growth may stop.” The night Pressley lost her final piece of her hair was pivotal, she says. Not only was it the night before Donald Trump’s impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, it was the anniversary of her mother’s death. The sense of loss was manifold. “I was missing her. I was mourning my hair. I was mourning the state of our democracy. I was mourning my mentor, Chairman Elijah Cummings,” she said. Pressley had already been accused of being “militant” when she wore her hair in twists, so she knew her bald head, stripped of context, would undoubtedly be viewed as a political message. So, she immediately sought out options. She called her friend Angela Rye, who connected her to “hair caregiver” Jamal Edmonds. Edmonds quickly created a custom wig for the Congresswoman, hours ahead of the time she was scheduled to deliver her vote to impeach the President of the United States. “When I saw myself in the mirror, he had done a beautiful job, but I did not recognize myself,” she said. “I was wearing this wig, fully clothed. But in that moment, I couldn’t recall the last time I’d ever felt more naked.” After voting on the House floor, Pressley left and hid in a bathroom stall, feeling exposed, vulnerable, and embarrassed. It was at that point that she remembered those same little girls looking up to her—and decided that when she was ready, she’d go public with her condition. “I want to be freed from the secret and the shame that that secret carries with it,” Pressley said. Though she’s still in the process of making peace with having alopecia, Pressley added that she’s making progress every day. “It’s about self-agency. It’s about power. It’s about acceptance.” And now that she’s public, she wants to experiment with different styles even more and find joy in those options. For the first time ever, Pressley reveals her fully bald head and shares her very personal black hair journey in the video above. Take a look. 'The Squad' shows their support and bash Trump.
  8. I'm in favor of the camps. Radicalization in any form is dangerous, but when you couple it with a belief in things that are completely delusional, it's a serious problem. And one that needs to be addressed in no uncertain terms. Believe what you want to believe, but tone it down a bit... or else. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/indian-general-talks-of-deradicalization-camps-for-kashmiris/ar-BBZ3J8A?ocid=spartandhp (Full article at above link) NEW DELHI — India’s top military commander has created shock waves by suggesting that Kashmiris could be shipped off to “deradicalization camps,” which rights activists consider an alarming echo of what China has done to many of its Muslim citizens. “It’s shocking he would even suggest this,’’ said Siddiq Wahid, a Kashmiri historian who earned his Ph.D. from Harvard. “It reminds me of the Uighur camps in China. I don’t think the general realizes the insanity of what he is talking about.” Over the past three years, the Chinese government has corralled as many as a million ethnic Uighurs, Kazakhs and others into what it calls vocational training centers but what rights activists say are internment camps and prisons. The Uighurs, like Kashmiris, are Muslims who are part of a minority that is often viewed with suspicion by the central government. Responding to a question on how to fight terrorism, the general said that in Kashmir, “Girls and boys as young as 10 and 12 are now being radicalized. These people can still be isolated from radicalization in a gradual way, but there are people who have completely been radicalized.” “These people need to be taken out separately, possibly taken into some deradicalization camps,” he continued. “Are we talking about summer camps or one-year camps where you strip people of their identity and rebuild them?’’ he asked. In 2017, he gave an award to a major who had tied a young Kashmiri man to an army jeep and used him as a human shield against stone throwers. “In fact, I wish these people, instead of throwing stones at us, were firing weapons at us,” the general said in an interview at the time. “Then I would have been happy.” If the demonstrators had been wielding guns, the general said, then he could have done what he wanted to do, according to Indian news reports. Many Kashmiri intellectuals denied that Kashmir had a radicalization problem, at least not a religious radicalization problem. The militancy is minuscule — fewer than 300 armed fighters by most estimates — and much of the combatants’ ideology turns on political differences with the Indian government, not religious ones. “Kashmir is a political issue — it needs a political resolution, not deradicalization camps,” he said. “And where is the radicalization? They want to crush all political dissent." “The general should understand that such statements are extra-constitutional and he should speak cautiously,” Professor Baba added. “Even thinking of a deradicalization camp is a dangerous precedent.” “It is not compatible with the democratic government.” he said.
  9. Is it really necessary to threaten an Air Force veteran and his family with violence for doing his job, cons? Dial it back. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ohio-lawmaker-behind-gun-control-bill-reports-getting-threatening-message-at-his-home/ar-BBZ4tul (Full article at above link) COLUMBUS, Ohio—State Rep. Casey Weinstein said Friday that he’s worried for his family’s safety after discovering in his mailbox a sheath of papers with threatening right-wing memes printed on them. Weinstein, a Hudson Democrat, said it’s the latest in a series of intimidating messages he’s faced since running for the legislature in 2018. The papers, he said, almost certainly were delivered in response to legislation he introduced last fall that would generally prohibit a person from possessing “large-capacity” magazines (a magazine holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition). The meme that worries Weinstein the most read, “On this day in 1775, the British demanded we surrender our weapons. We shot them." Weinstein said he takes that as a threat that someone will attack him, his wife, and his two young daughters. He said he’s notified the Ohio House sergeant-at-arms about the papers and intends to file a police report Friday afternoon. Weinstein said he doesn’t know who left the printouts at his house. Since Weinstein filed his gun-control bill, he said he’s seen “hateful rhetoric” against him in online posts, and he’s directly received intimidating messages. But while he dismissed those as “noise,” the papers at his house have scared him. “When someone comes to your house, it's just it's so different from the online stuff, because they've done the work to print something out. And then they found your house -- they drove to it, they stuck it on your property,” Weinstein said. It’s not the first time that intimidating printouts have been left at Weinstein’s home. While he was first running for state representative two years ago, Weinstein, who is Jewish, said someone left some “vaguely anti-Semitic” messages on his front porch. In response to that, Weinstein said he followed the Hudson police’s advice to buy a Ring security camera to monitor his porch. He also improved his home’s overall security system and bought a dog. Weinstein said he has no plans to withdraw his bill, House Bill 349, despite the harassment. “If they think I’m going to back down from that, they don’t know me,” he said. Weinstein is hardly the only public official to face harsh rhetoric from gun-rights activists, though to date no other lawmakers have reported receiving physical messages at their homes. Last August, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reviewed comments made by Chris Dorr of Ohio Gun Owners against a gun-reform plan put forward by Gov. Mike DeWine. "Look, you could do this or there could be political bodies lying all over the ground,” Dorr said in a video. “Maybe not this election, maybe the next election, but you’ll get yourself added to a list, my friend. And at some point when you come across the target field, we gun owners will pull the trigger and leave the corpse for the buzzards.”
  10. Cons have morphed into the Marlboro Man on meth. Shooting irons and cow sh*t is the world they live in. The U.S. needs to undergo some form of Enlightenment. These dregs are dead weight.
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