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by Bjinse on Mon Apr 8th, 2019 at 09:46:08 PM EST
a post-christian, post-political, post-moral candidacy for POTUA announced:
[Mike] Gravel Declares Presidential Bid to Highlight Anti-Interventionism and Direct Democra
"The former U.S. senator, 89, who read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional record, and ran for president in 2008, says he's not entering to win but to inject crucial issues into Democratic primary debates."

cold, dead fingers &tc.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 12:25:43 PM EST
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Day 573

Rep. Whodat? announces 2020 presidential bid
"'I don't want to do it half-assed,' he said. 'I would want it to be a serious campaign that could be a winning campaign.'"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 12:34:18 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 05:50:45 PM EST
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Biden leans into Obama identification


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 12:55:25 PM EST
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But is he "progressive"?

Does Obama Speak for Progressives?
A/V, transcript opEd
Does Chicago's City Council Speak for Progressives
6/10 in 50 also swing DSA
Does Alexis Tsipras Speak for Progressives
warning from center-right
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Does Ro Khanna Speak for Progressives?
Dept. of Commerce approved this message


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by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 06:55:51 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Apr 11th, 2019 at 10:35:48 PM EST
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leaning into Obama identification
"broad and sweeping"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Apr 11th, 2019 at 10:58:41 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Apr 11th, 2019 at 11:03:29 PM EST
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"Ich bin ein Berliner", 6 April, 2019, running time 01:42:06

Obama Rips Progressives as Purists
Jimmy Dore comedy commentary

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The Most Important WikiLeaks Revelation Isn't About Hillary Clinton
"What John Podesta's emails from 2008 reveal about the way power works in the Democratic Party" in case you were still wondering: Froman conferring with Podesta in re: Rubin's instructions. (Wikileaks email ID# 6684) "Harry Hopkins was his model".

(Explaining the joke: Notorious Rbt Rubin might or might not be remembered 60 years from now as Obama's "Brain Trust." Suppose that depends on who ate services in '33 --reward for service-- but didn't trust him much. Hopkins agitated for various titles, one of which, low priority WPA admin, got him high visibility but marginal political capital. FDR also rewarded Harold Ickes with PWA admin which tightly held purse strings from Hopkins' ambition to higher office as well as the CCC and utilities projects. The admins despised each other, but Hoplins got the good press. (Arthur Schlesinger, First New Deal). The current generation scarcely recalls either man or the NIRA back-biting but revere the face of "shovel-ready" recovery.)

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Barack Obama gets rock star reception in Germany

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Apr 12th, 2019 at 10:27:27 PM EST
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I've been listening to the "Barry Talk" in Berlin. I cannot watch him. This is the first time since the 2004 Democratic convention that I've listened to him speak. I have read his SOTU addresses and a few of his speeches during his POTUS tenure. These I assume now as I did then were written by others.

I have not reached the end of "Barry Talk" yet. The content of this extemporaneous presentation of his political expertise is as inane as anything produced by his predecessors and his successor.

I will say by the way. You Europeans, you guys like a lot of rules and a lot of meetings. And you've got a lot of governments. It's hard to keep up sometimes. Okay. You've got the commission. You've got the parliament and you've got this, and you've got that. When I used to come over for meetings, I'd be like, Didn't I just meet with them? No, that's a different thing. This is this. And, okay. Everyone's talking for a long time. So I understand that frustration.

And that's not all. I've had to stop several times to scream in order to reach 01:17:20.

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by Cat on Sun Apr 14th, 2019 at 06:54:15 PM EST
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In their haste to "interpret" Trump's nefarious settlement proposal for indigent, jobless, infirm, and estranged "asylum" seeking migrant families in US "sanctuary" cities LIKE DEMOCRATIC PARTY 'STRONGHOLD' San Francisco, the youngsters have fallen to excoriate "bussing", which every segregation-blind American intuits to be a violation of the rights and privileges of freedom-loving Americans: "Not in My Backyard".

Like, yanno, removing blacks poor people of color from ghettos to affluent districts of equal opportunity is sort of like slavery, but separate.

White House: We're not considering busing migrants to "sanctuary cities." Trump: Yes, we are!

According to the [Washington] Post, the original proposal was to bus Central American asylum seekers from the "caravan" to "sanctuary cities" instead of releasing them after processing at the border. But it's not totally clear that Trump isn't also talking about immigrants arrested within the US and currently held in immigration detention -- since he often fails to understand distinctions [!] between the two.
< wipes tears > The Trump administration floated a plan to bus migrants to sanctuary cities
The Trump administration twice discussed a plan to bus migrants to sanctuary cities, as a way of getting revenge [?] on Democrats. ... The idea, according to emails seen by the Washington Post and confirmed by the New York Times, was to bus those migrants -- many of them likely asylum-seeking women and children from conflict-ridden countries like Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador -- away from the border to unprepared [!], so-called "sanctuary cities," like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's district of San Francisco.
< wipes tears > Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US
To [Wilson Romero], the biggest problem with being in the Bay Area is the high cost of living. The former textile factory [!] worker relies on his mother's income from waitressing for food and clothing, and he's started thinking about asking legal permission to move to North Carolina [!], where an uncle resides and says it's cheaper to live and work.
The irony. NC industry collapse
The transportation of immigrants [!] who are arrested at the border to large and faraway cities [like Philadelphia] would be burdensome and costly at a time when Immigration and Customs Enforcement is already stretched thin, having released over 125,000 immigrants into the country pending their immigration court since Dec. 21. They are currently being released mainly in border states.

Flights chartered by ICE cost about $7,785 per flight hour, according to the agency, and require multiple staffers, including an in-flight medical professional. The agency also uses commercial flights. Doing longer transports would increase liability for the agency, especially considering that many of the immigrants in its care are families with young children.

reference
VIOLENCE IN PHILADELPHIA IN THE 1840'S AND 1850s
Democratic "gangs" vs. Orangemen "nativists"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Apr 14th, 2019 at 05:29:00 PM EST
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Won't apologize for myself. I giggled. Trump's link is a truly hilarious indictment of ahh aspirational "humanitarian" concern in the US (lands of milk 'n' honey on the left coast in particular) for 'fugees.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Apr 15th, 2019 at 04:36:13 PM EST
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ONE MORE TIME! all together now ...


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Apr 15th, 2019 at 04:39:20 PM EST
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AP is running "The Trump administration floated a plan to bus migrants to sanctuary cities" under a new title today, Vengeance [?] on Sanctuary Cities Could Help Immigrants Stay

And the moral of American retribution a/k/a distributive justice a/k/a poetic justice is still pathetic.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Apr 15th, 2019 at 07:59:13 PM EST
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North Carolina 'born-alive' abortion bill wins final passage
"Do any of you really think that infanticide is legal in North Carolina?" responded Democratic Rep. Susan Fisher of Buncombe County. She questioned why Republicans who have controlled the legislature for nearly a decade hadn't acted earlier if they believed babies were being left to die or even killed after being born alive.

Fisher said the measure's real purpose was to intimidate health care providers from conducting legally allowed abortions. The legislation would impose prison time and potential $250,000 fines for medical practitioners who fail to provide sufficient care.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported more than 140 infant deaths involved induced terminations nationwide from 2003 to 2014. It hasn't specified what ["]level of care["] those newborns received.

archived
Living on PUBLIC PROPERTY
infanticide, evolutionary biology of

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 12:02:48 PM EST
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Bernie Sanders introduces new 'Medicare for All' bill as he tries to set 2020 health care agenda
While four of Sanders' Democratic rivals -- Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts -- cosponsored his legislation, none have as fully embraced the dismantling of the private insurance system as Sanders has.
Press getting ahead of itself again! Bernie's transmittal hasn't passed through the clerk yet.
Wendell Primus, the Most Powerful Staffer in Congress, Represents a Generational Divide on the Left
"[Wendell] Primus serves as Pelosi's sharp elbows, particularly on health policy. He is working directly with the Trump White House on watered-down drug-pricing legislation that differs from a bill favored by House liberals."

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Sanders, 14 Senators Introduce Medicare for All
"For a copy of the Medicare for All Act, click here."

archived snakes on a plane
H.R.1384 - Medicare for All Act of 2019
introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., unexpectedly
Faux Accompli

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 06:23:56 PM EST
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Schumer stops short of embracing 'Medicare for All'

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Apr 11th, 2019 at 08:46:08 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Apr 15th, 2019 at 09:31:10 PM EST
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And Gravel at 1%!

Considering that his goal is to get into the debates and his campaign consists of teens on Twitter, that is pretty amazing.

by fjallstrom on Mon Apr 15th, 2019 at 10:54:48 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Apr 16th, 2019 at 12:58:17 PM EST
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Sadly, there is more life remaining in Gravel's ghost from the past than there is in most of the current crop of presidential candidates.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2019 at 04:43:56 PM EST
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It doesn't really matter. I think a Trump 2020 victory is more or less inevitable.
by Zwackus on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 12:26:44 AM EST
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Nah,it is looking more and more like the Democrats got themselves into a Trump situation and end up with a parade of Jeb's of the month before Sanders ends up with the nomination. And Sanders could win, even in spite of the inevitable backstab from the party.
For one, the right has absolutely no idea how to handle people who don't crumble like paper when faced with the accusation of offering people free things. Sanders went on Fox News and had had the audience cheer for his medicare plan. Imagine I inserted the Fox news AOC bullet points with the "replace war with free everything".
by generic on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 07:26:11 AM EST
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Who wants free everything when you can have war? Who can that possibly appeal to?
by fjallstrom on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 07:39:03 AM EST
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Let's see how long any serious Democratic challenger can avoid getting shot.
by Zwackus on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 12:20:28 PM EST
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 Trump is hardly anything new in the murder department and those things haven't happened in a long time (to people who matter).
by generic on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 12:35:04 PM EST
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by generic on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 06:30:58 AM EST
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by generic on Fri Apr 19th, 2019 at 10:00:14 AM EST
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by generic on Sat Apr 20th, 2019 at 03:25:13 PM EST
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by generic on Fri Apr 19th, 2019 at 12:36:44 PM EST
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Why is that surprising? Naked Capitalism tries to figure out if he's fooling us by claiming lots of small donors (as opposed to some large donors breaking their donations up into small pieces) as Obama did.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Apr 19th, 2019 at 01:46:05 PM EST
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Some people have already laid out the data map for Amercian descendants of slaves (vaults by federal bureau and agency).

Some haven't. I think, they must be new here.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 01:55:19 PM EST
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Nielsen out as Homeland Security chief

misogynists!



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 02:01:51 PM EST
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Trump 'giving strong considerations' to releasing ICE detainees 'in sanctuary cities only'
The strategy was rejected twice in the past year by the Department of Homeland Security.
< pick teeth, suck vigorously >
Pelosi on Friday told reporters that the plan was "just another notion that is unworthy of the presidency of the United States and disrespectful, the challenges we face as a country, as a people to address who we are -- a nation of immigrants*."

Trump's decision to revive the proposal reflects a growing sense of desperation within the administration over the rising number of migrant families arriving at the southern border to seek asylum.

smells like "pro-life" moralizing to me: starts with, ends with unconditional FREEDOM
Several of Trump's attempts to detain and deter the asylum seekers have been struck down by courts in recent weeks. Most recently, a federal judge last week ruled that the Trump administration cannot force asylum seekers to remain on the Mexican side of the border while awaiting an asylum hearing in the United States.

This stark reversal of policy reflects the dearth of ideas within the White House as to how to confront the migration crisis on both a policy level and a political one.

What crisis? Refugees don't need not stinkin' asylum policy ... or segregated "sanctuary".

--
* correct locution historically is "slaves," "servants," or "guest workers"; Please make a note of it.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Apr 12th, 2019 at 06:56:40 PM EST
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National Map of Local Entanglement with ICE
Immigrant Legal Resource Center

archived CALIFORNIA
imported honey-like product.
Supreme Court [DECLINES TO REVIEW US APPEAL OF A LOWER COURT RULING]
National Immigration Law Center
1965 Immigration and Nationality Act

the 1965 law abolished the national-origins quota system. It was replaced with a preference system based on immigrants' family relationships with U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and, to a lesser degree, their skills. The law placed an annual cap of 170,000 visas for immigrants from the Eastern Hemisphere, with no single country allowed more than 20,000 visas, and for the first time established a cap of 120,000 visas for immigrants from the Western Hemisphere. Three-fourths of admissions were reserved for those arriving in family categories. Immediate relatives (spouses, minor children, and parents of adult U.S. citizens) were exempt from the caps; 24 percent of family visas were assigned to siblings of U.S. citizens. In 1976, the 20,000 per county limit was applied to the Western Hemisphere. And in 1978, a worldwide immigrant visa quota was set at 290,000.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 13th, 2019 at 12:23:05 AM EST
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USAToday | Inside Trump administration's mysterious plan to secure a 2020 census citizenship question
The district court judges stopped short of speculating on Ross' motivations, but there could have been several:

- Voting Rights Act enforcement: The question would arm Justice Department officials with data on where noncitizens live, which could help them determine that minorities comprise not just a majority of people but a majority of eligible voters in a particular district.

No. The odious really couldn't give a damn anymore. Waning protests against states' tests of ID and signatures, for example, is the direct result of the SCOTUS ruling of Shelby vs. Holder [US Atty General, Eric] (2013) which dispensed with § 4, §5 of the act of 1965, authorizing fed surveillance of states' violations against and remedies benefiting black voters, the largest ethnic minority of eligible voters in the USfuckingA. Enter 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, "diversifying" the electorate.
-Congressional apportionment: The question would reduce census response rates among noncitizens, which could cost California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois and Arizona seats in Congress.

-Redistricting: Information on noncitizens would help state legislatures that seek to restrict voting rights, such as Texas and North Carolina, to draw new districts in 2022 based on citizen voting-age population, rather than total population. The states could pack more people into districts with greater non-voting residents, diminishing their representation.

Enter Census of 1970, 1980, "Reagan Democrats": Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 a/k/a the "Amnesty Act" of the 99th Congress (1985-1986), less so, the mother of all DACA drama.
House:(D) 254/speaker Tip O'Neill, (R) 181; H.R. 3810 roll call #457 (230-166)
Senate:(D) 48, (R) 52; S. 1200 roll call #191 (69-30)

The odious front-loaded the electorate with naive cohorts along side 15th Amd. VRA and CRA remedies for certain disenfranchised citizens, then tried to clean up. Notice the count discrepancies, abstentions. The bill was extremely contentious in its time, so much so one may imagine WHY LOC has since limited web search of Recorded Votes to a rolling set, current session (116th) - 15. That is how to control information and knowledge of government, not to mention one's part in it or the Census, Department of Commerce.

No questions in the press feature, no problems about the legitimacy of collecting name, "race or ethnicity," SS#, or income bracket, lo, these many decades. What a mystery!

USAToday | The dark side of the American dream is killing white men
featuring the limited vocabulary of the civic-minded human rights "activist"

archived odious
Re: It's all Pelosi's fault anyway...
"Electoral votes are allocated among the states based on the Census."
So I get into the hot, NEW! Census Bureau website design


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Apr 13th, 2019 at 05:12:42 PM EST
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As census approaches, many Arab Americans feel left out
Yousuf Abdelfatah already knows the answer he'll give about his race on the 2020 census questionnaire will be wrong.

He's an Arab American, but the only race options on the census are white, black, Asian and categories for American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander. Reluctantly, Abdelfatah will mark white.

Would it be TOO MUCH TROUBLE for a reporter to locate or reproduce the actual racist survey instrument mailed to all households by the US gov for 2010 Census? Would it be TOO MUCH TROUBLE for a reporter to consult OMB public memorandum, classifying fed gov "race and ethnicity".
"If you look at me, my skin is darker, I'm visibly [!] not white," said the 22-year-old research assistant. "I've lived my life as a person of color, but I'm categorized as white."
There is no such race category in USA. In the 80s, responding to agitated persons speaking Spanish, OMB developed questionnaire "content" to capture respondents' ethnicities (country of origin and dominant language) which is about the same time, idiomatically, persons with distinctive "immigrant" heritage began hyphenating US nationality. Since Census 2010 respondents have earned even more opportunities to express "intersectional" race and ethnicity identity!
"Right now we have that 'white' designation on paper but we don't benefit [!] from it," said 24-year-old activist and organizer Naia Al-Anbar. "The truth is we aren't ever going to be white in their eyes and we will still be discriminated against."
Congratulations! More semitic language speakers than ever -whether European, Middle Eastern, and North African heritage-- are compering for "diversity" grants and rare employment opportunities reserved for Women and minorities, although mutually exclusive classes of "protected persons" leave many youngsters uncertain which combination of identity is most advantageous. The least advantageous is a no brainer.
This question would discourage 30% of Arab Americans from taking the survey, a study by the American-Arab Anti-Defamation Committee found.
Keep up the great work chasing your tail. Oppose discrimination. But don't give up racism! Embrace it. Stroke it. Someday you, and only you, will receive personalized access to the top quintile and AI-calculated Freedom to Be A Productive Citizen from the Hamilton! Memorial Manumission Society.

## Misplaced precision

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by Cat on Sat Apr 13th, 2019 at 11:37:58 PM EST
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by Cat on Sun Apr 14th, 2019 at 08:04:32 PM EST
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chumps

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Apr 16th, 2019 at 05:14:26 PM EST
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You'll always have your "swag bags"!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Apr 16th, 2019 at 05:22:52 PM EST
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It is difficult to get a man to understand something ... (1934)

GAO, Whistle Blower Protection, An Analysis of DOD's Actions to Improve Case Timelines and Safeguard Confidentialy (2013-2018)

Potential violations of whistleblower confidentiality may be reported to DODIG, the service IGs, the Office of Special Counsel, or CIGIE. IGs identified some substantiated violations of whistleblower confidentiality between fiscal years 2013 and 2018. Specifically, DODIG identified 8 substantiated violations of whistleblower confidentiality between fiscal years 2013 and 2018, representing approximately .01 percent of the 95,613 contacts handled by DODIG during that timeframe, according to DODIG officials.88
Pentagon harbors culture of revenge against whistleblowers
"'Your chances of avoiding professional suicide are akin to winning the lottery,' one advocate says."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 02:59:43 PM EST
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House Dems Weigh Options as Deadline for Trump Tax Returns Nears
The IRS has until end of April 10 to hand the returns over, but members of President Donald Trump's legal team and acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney have urged the agency and the Treasury Department to deny the request. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said April 9 at congressional hearings that the request is under review and the department "will follow the law."

The IRS can expect a second chance from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) if it doesn't meet the first deadline. An aide for Ways and Means Democrats told Bloomberg Tax that if that happens, Neal will likely send another letter with a new deadline by the end of this week.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 07:31:43 PM EST
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Thank TurboTax If the Government Bans Free Online Tax Filing
Mr Neal for himself and others
Liberals surprised by tax vote vow to kill 'Free File' provision
too little, too late

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Apr 11th, 2019 at 08:49:16 PM EST
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House Democrats give IRS an extension to provide Trump tax returns
new deadline 23 April 2019

reference
CRS | Congressional Access to the President's Tax Returns
Treasury/IRS/keywords: "legislative purpose", Nixon, Obama

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Apr 14th, 2019 at 08:02:42 PM EST
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Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference in The 2016 Presidential Election, 448 pp, redacted

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Apr 18th, 2019 at 04:46:44 PM EST
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Wm. "Drug Czar" Barr's prefatory remarks, summarizing public document.

  • exonerates all US citizens of conspiracy or collusion to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, a < reckless eyeballin'> crime allegedly perpetrated by government agents of the Russian Federation and named Russian nationals;
  • endorses conclusion that GRU agents' theft of DNC email for the purpose of publication;
  • equivocates evidence of Wikileak conspiracy with GRU to interfere with the 2016 presidential election: "Under applicable law publication of these types of material would not be criminal unless the publisher also participated in the underlying "hacking" conspiracy. Here, too, the special counsel's report did not find that any person associated with the Trump campaign illegally participated in the dissemination of the materials.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Apr 18th, 2019 at 06:06:20 PM EST
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tears, sippy cup
40 year clip: "racketeering, forced labor conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy and various sex trafficking charges in connection with her role as a high-ranking leader in DOS, a group secretly led by Raniere that purported to be a women's empowerment sorority."

arcived Mann Act revival

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 02:05:16 PM EST
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Brett Kavanaugh: backlash after US university hires justice to teach in UK
A sexual assault survivors' group from George Mason University --Mason For Survivors-- is protesting him teaching a ConLaw seminar at GMU Antonin Scalia Law School in Runnymede, UK, saying: the "opportunity to learn about the supreme court might not be equally available to women because many will self-select out [sic] of a class taught by a credibly accused sexual assailant".

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Conservatives' takeover of Supreme Court stalled by John Roberts-Brett Kavanaugh bromance
according to USAToday

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 01:53:44 AM EST
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Announced Next Steps in Combatting Measles Outbreak
County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced additional steps being taken to combat the measles outbreak in Rockland County and that an appeal would be filed against last week's decision by State Supreme Court Judge Hon. Rolf M. Thorsen that restrains the County from enforcing the Executive Order, which barred anyone under 18 years of age and unvaccinated against the measles from public places for 30 days or until they received the MMR vaccination.

archived winning
Today -100: August 14, 1918: Of triumvirates, flu, and Czechoslovakias

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 02:48:12 PM EST
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NY measles outbreak spotlights religious exemptions from vaccine | Times of Israel |

HAVERSTRAW, New York (AFP) -- Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, the health commissioner of an outlying New York suburban county, is feeling "overwhelmed." Since October she has been waging an uphill fight to quell one of the worst US measles outbreaks in 20 years.


This picture shows a boy walking on the street in a Jewish neighborhoods of Nyack, Rockland County, New York. (Johannes Eisele/AFP)

... the county took the unprecedented measure on March 26 of banning unvaccinated minors from schools and public places for 30 days. Several public health specialists saluted the county's decision.

But a dozen parents of public-school students sued the county, arguing that the measure was disproportionate to the danger, particularly as there have been no deaths to date.



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 03:24:45 PM EST
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New York City declares measles public health emergency in Williamsburg
"New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency Tuesday for parts of Brooklyn's Williamsburg section following a measles outbreak affecting the Orthodox Jewish community fueled by a growing movement against vaccinations."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 06:54:37 PM EST
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Williamsburg residents sue NYC

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 08:59:52 PM EST
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Williamsburg residents' suit trashed
329 measles cases since Sept. 30, 2018, up from 285 about a week ago

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Apr 19th, 2019 at 05:27:37 PM EST
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Why is this getting worldwide coverage, when thousands have got measles in the Philippines, including at least 70 dead?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 03:39:59 PM EST
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anti-semeticism season

archived biblical proportions -(cholera + ebola marketing UPDATE)
DW | Why measles is so deadly and vaccination so important
premature declarations of victory, 98 public health care ahh ecosystems: 153 to 76,000

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 03:50:06 PM EST
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Traffic dispute leads to brutal beating of transgender woman by 'mob.' [not really] One suspect arrested, Dallas police say
Friday, the woman was involved in a minor traffic accident at an apartment complex in Dallas, according to police. "Known suspects" using homophobic slurs then beat her in an incident described by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings as "mob violence." The Dallas Police Department said it was investigating the case as a hate crime.
"mob" network reports, sequestered by Facebook.

public references
WFFA local news broadcaster
phone cam video of the assault
Human Rights Campaing, NGO
Violence Against the Transgender Community in 2018, murders


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Apr 15th, 2019 at 07:23:10 PM EST
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Avenatti indicted on 36 charges of tax dodging, perjury, theft from clients

archived
Avenatti Intrigue Dominates at Hearing on Cult-Like NXIVM racket
liquor heiress faints
Michael Avenatti arrested for alleged $20 million extortion attempt against Nike
What is a "notion victim"?
representing plaintiffs in R. Kelly suit
"survivor" island UPDATE Oct
Avenatti Esq. Aug
"I'm exploring a run for the presidency"
request denied
Avenatti, Cohen, Pecker gag order
Free Stormy
this.empowerment(Kimba Woods) May

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Apr 14th, 2019 at 08:43:03 PM EST
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NXIVM: Clare Bronfman, heiress to Seagram's, pleads guilty in self-help sex cult sex slavery sex trafficking prostitution racketeering case
took a plea deal Friday along with [NXIUM's] longtime bookkeeper [!].

Bronfman, an heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune, pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to conceal and harbor illegal aliens [?!] for financial gain and a count of fraudulent use of identification [?].

hmm, an alias (eg. name, SS#, EIN#) probably relating ahh transportation and hospitality services, or guest extortion, to corporate filing and tax evasion?
She is expected to face 21 months to 27 months in prison and pay $6 million [!] in restitution.
Would that punishment befits crimes against humanity. Wardrobe details.
"Your Honor, I was afforded a great gift by my grandfather and father," Bronfman said in a small voice and slight British accent to U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis, reading from prepared remarks.
< wipes tears >
Prosecutors have estimated she faces 21 to 27 months in prison -- though she faces a maximum of 25 years -- and will owe about $96,000 in restitution payments to a Jane Doe 12. She will also have to forfeit $6 million within 60 days [NY or IRS?], based on the property [!] used to facilitate the harboring charge. [...] Bronfman made false statements to help a woman she called Jane Doe 12 get a work visa for the United States. The woman then worked for Bronfman and for a NXIVM organization, Bronfman admitted, and was not paid.
schweet
[The "bookeeper"] helped a Mexican national named Loretta Garza Davila obtain a TN visa to work in the United States by making false statements to the U.S. Consulate in Mexico.... [The "bookeeper"] faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, but the government estimated she will serve six to 12 months


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 20th, 2019 at 09:02:23 AM EST
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Baltimore City Council

(Word on the street is, Pugh's incommunicado while her attorney cut pleas and pension deal --at least as generous as Ms Dixon's-- before she tenders her resignation. Under the radar, this letter, latest in the series of grifters since O'Malley, arrives as city activists cobble a new charter to sever unilateral mayoral ordinance and spending authorities.)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 07:15:39 PM EST
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HA! REFORM is floating in the wind...
Behind The Scenes Of A Baltimore Corruption Scandal
JAISAL NOOR: So I want to go back to City Hall for a bit of this discussion, because you're all very familiar with City Hall; reported or worked there at various times. This has also exposed the power of the mayor in Baltimore City. Baltimore City is one of the strongest mayors in the country; controls over spending, appointments, and much more. What kind of reforms would you need to sort of pare back some of that power and distribute it more evenly with other politicians, but also the public as well?

JILL CARTER: Well, people have talked about, you know, should the charter be changed so we have a recall provision? Should the balance of power be changed on the Board of Estimates? Because right now the way it's constructed the mayor dominates that. She has-it's a five member board.

She's a keeper.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Apr 16th, 2019 at 08:10:41 PM EST
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AP | European Central Bank Holds Rates as Uncertainties Grow, 10 Apr 2019
The ECB has joined the U.S. Federal Reserve in pausing the withdrawal of stimulus measures deployed over a decade to bounce back from the global financial crisis, as central bankers around the world ponder which way the economy is headed. The Fed has already started raising had raised  rates but has backed off plans for further rate increases in 2019.
Fed raises rates for second time in 2018, June 2018
previously March, 2018 meeting
Fed hikes rate, lowers 2019 projection to 2 increases, Dec 2018
"Central bank officials now forecast two hikes next year, down from three rate raises previously projected"

archived enemy of the people
ECB to keep rates at record lows until summer 2019, cuts economic outlook, June 2018
"The Governing Council expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels at least through the summer of 2019"

Whatever it takes
"ECB's Draghi backs expectations for late 2019 rate hike"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 03:44:40 PM EST
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  • Mommy.
  • Yes, cupcake.
  • Sing me th NIRP song!
  • Oh, that's old.
  • Sing it! Sing it.
  • Okay. In Danish or German?
  • German, please, with that Swiss accent.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 03:59:33 PM EST
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Democrats prepare border bills, say Trump enflames problem
"This is a manufactured crisis," said Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz.
[...]
No one disputes that the number of migrants seeking entry into the U.S. is swelling. Authorities were expecting to prevent 100,000 people, mostly families, from crossing the southern border last month, the most in 12 years.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 05:40:43 PM EST
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WIKILEAKS

archived OVERSIGHT!
this.empowerment(gina haspel)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Apr 16th, 2019 at 06:43:51 PM EST
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House Judiciary Committee subpoena to Wm. "Drug Czar" Barr:

  1. The complete and unredacted version of the report submitted on or about March 22, 2019 by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, pursuant to his authority under 28 C.F.R. sec. 600.8(c), entitled, "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election" ("the Report"). This includes, but is not limited to, all summaries, exhibits, indices, tables of contents or other tables or figure, appendices, supplements, addenda or any other attachments whether written or attached in a separate electronic format.
  2. All document referenced in the Report.
  3. All documents obtained and investigative materials created by the Special Counsel's Office.
Justice Department Hit With Served Subpoena for Full Mueller Report
Jerry Nadler, NY-10: "It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct [crime] and to decide what steps we must take going forward."

storage, jobs saved or created considerations

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Apr 19th, 2019 at 05:15:55 PM EST
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Kentucky Republicans Worried Inviting AOC to Meet with Coal Miners Might Backfire - GQ
In response, Kentucky Republican congressman Andy Barr invited Ocasio-Cortez to come meet coal miners in his state "who will tell you what the Green New Deal would mean for their families, their paychecks." His concern, he said, is that the Green New Deal would phase out U.S. reliance on coal and fossil fuel, which would wreak havoc on the lives of people who work in those industries. Ocasio-Cortez accepted

.....

Uninviting Ocasio-Cortez is probably a smart move on Barr's part in the long run. For one thing, there aren't any active coal mines in Barr's district.

by generic on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 09:11:05 PM EST
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Twitter Revises Data on Russian Trolls and Their 2017 Activity - Bloomberg
Twitter Inc. this month made a significant revision to its public database of more than 3,000 accounts that it has linked to Russia's Internet Research Agency, fundamentally altering the record about the group's trolling efforts in the U.S. in the year following the contentious 2016 presidential election.

Twitter Revises Data on Russian Trolls and Their 2017 Activity - Bloomberg

On Feb. 8, Twitter removed 228 accounts from the Russian IRA dataset because the social-media company now believes these accounts were operated by a different trolling network located in Venezuela. "We initially misidentified 228 accounts as connected to Russia,"

Twitter Revises Data on Russian Trolls and Their 2017 Activity - Bloomberg
Twitter is reluctant to discuss how it connects accounts to trolling networks.
by generic on Fri Apr 19th, 2019 at 12:48:08 PM EST
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Wikiwtf has already incorporated Team Mueller sources and conjecture (disclosed in 19 April Report) into its article "Murder of Seth Rich". Ignoring the one public statement issued by Wikileaks and Assange in re: disclosing sources, the retcon goes like this: Assange "hints" (recurring press quote, Jul - Oct), Wikileaks knowledge of Rich murder. Participation in GRU conspiracy to "hack" DNC server indisputable; GRU stolen data delivered to Guccifer or Seth Rich for Wikileaks disemmination; and Wikileaks bounty for information about Seth Rich murder corroborates Wikileak conspiracy with GRU.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 20th, 2019 at 11:12:05 AM EST
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