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Amy Coney Barrett refuses to tell Kamala Harris if she thinks global warming is happening Supreme court nominee Amy Cone...
10/18/2020
VIDEO: Amy Coney Barrett thinks Climate Change is up for debate. It’s not. Greta Thunberg responds.

Amy Coney Barrett refuses to tell Kamala Harris if she thinks global warming is happening Supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett accused Dem senator of soliciting opinions "on a very contentious matter of public debate" Supreme cour nominee Amy Coney Barrett's views on climate change: "I'm certainly not a scientist" At the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, when asked multiple times about her feelings and thoughts on climate and global warming science. [ 139 more words ]

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Amy Coney Barrett refuses to tell Kamala Harris if she thinks global warming is happening Supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett accused Dem senator of soliciting opinions “on a very content…

10/15/2020
Amy Coney Barrett doesn’t know the five freedoms guaranteed in First Amendment

Amy Coney Barrett doesn’t know the five freedoms guaranteed in First Amendment: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett briefly lost her memory about the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment at her Senate Confirmation Hearing.

When Barrett was posed the question of what the five freedoms are by Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, she named free speech, press, assembly, and religion, but forgot the right to redress, or protest.

The slip-up was quickly noted on social media by pundits, journalists, and other users.

The full First Amendment reads as follows: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." #politics #government #supremecourt #rgb

10/10/2020
Trump will not participate in the second presidential debate; Commission cancels it

BREAKING: After many back-and-forth requests from Trump and Biden for moving the debate or changing its format, Trump refuses to participate. Finally the Commission on Presidential Debates formally decided to cancel the second presidential debate on Friday. The debate was originally going to be held on October 15 with a town hall format in Miami. After Donald J. Trump tested positive for COVID-19 last week, the commission shifted the format of the debate to be held virtually, a change that Trump refused. The commission still plans to hold the third debate with Trump and Joe Biden, scheduled for October 22 in Nashville.

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10/10/2020
😂 Vice Presidential Debate Highlights: Mike Pence vs. Kamala Harris

WATCH: The vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris drew 57.9 million viewers on Wednesday, making it the second most watched match-up of running mates in history.

According to Nielsen data, the showdown between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris of California finished behind the record of 69.6 million viewers who watched Sarah Palin face off against Joe Biden in 2008.

The 2020 figure is 55% higher than Pence’s appearance on the debate stage in 2016, when 37.2 million viewers watched him tangle with Democratic challenger Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.

The Pence-Harris showdown was far more civil than the first presidential debate between the candidates at the top of the ticket, President Trump and Biden, the former vice president.

Pence and Harris went hard over the issues of the president’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Affordable Care Act, tax policy and the White House decision to put forward Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett a month before the election.

A bizarre highlight was the landing of a fly on Pence’s silvery coif. It remained there for two minutes as the vice president spoke and the moment became the social media topic of the night.

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The government has accused universities in England of ignoring antisemitism and ordered them to adopt an international d...
10/09/2020
Williamson accuses English universities of ignoring antisemitism

The government has accused universities in England of ignoring antisemitism and ordered them to adopt an international definition before the end of the year or risk having funding cut off. Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, said in a letter to vice-chancellors that it was “frankly disturbing” that so many universities had failed to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism. [ 418 more words ]

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The government has accused universities in England of ignoring antisemitism and ordered them to adopt an international definition before the end of the year or risk having funding cut off. Gavin Wi…

The two innocent athletes, stopped, handcuffed and searched by officers in London have said they may boycott the investi...
10/09/2020
Bianca Williams threatens to boycott watered-down inquiry into police

The two innocent athletes, stopped, handcuffed and searched by officers in London have said they may boycott the investigation into their case because it fails to treat their racism allegations seriously enough. Bianca Williams and Ricardo dos Santos believe Metropolitan police officers racially profiled them when they decided to stop the car they were in and search them while their three-month-old baby son was in the vehicle. [ 664 more words ]

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The two innocent athletes, stopped, handcuffed and searched by officers in London have said they may boycott the investigation into their case because it fails to treat their racism allegations ser…

Relatives of Mohammed Khaldoun sit next to a windmill in Tripoli, Lebanon, as they pray for his safe return home last mo...
10/09/2020
‘I Don’t Want This Fate For My Children’: Lebanese Leave Amid Growing Crisis

Relatives of Mohammed Khaldoun sit next to a windmill in Tripoli, Lebanon, as they pray for his safe return home last month. Khaldoun, 27, was missing at sea after he tried to reach Cyprus on an overcrowded boat. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption toggle caption Hussein Malla/AP Relatives of Mohammed Khaldoun sit next to a windmill in Tripoli, Lebanon, as they pray for his safe return home last month. [ 1,084 more word ]

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Relatives of Mohammed Khaldoun sit next to a windmill in Tripoli, Lebanon, as they pray for his safe return home last month. Khaldoun, 27, was missing at sea after he tried to reach Cyprus on an ov…

A worker feeds vials for production of SARS CoV-2 Vaccine for COVID-19 at the SinoVac vaccine factory in Beijing. China ...
10/09/2020
China Joins WHO-Led Global Coronavirus Vaccine Effort, As U.S. Sits It Out

A worker feeds vials for production of SARS CoV-2 Vaccine for COVID-19 at the SinoVac vaccine factory in Beijing. China said on Friday that it is joining the COVID-19 vaccine alliance known as COVAX. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption toggle caption Ng Han Guan/AP A worker feeds vials for production of SARS CoV-2 Vaccine for COVID-19 at the SinoVac vaccine factory in Beijing. [ 380 more words ]

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A worker feeds vials for production of SARS CoV-2 Vaccine for COVID-19 at the SinoVac vaccine factory in Beijing. China said on Friday that it is joining the COVID-19 vaccine alliance known as COVA…

Life is hard for everyone during a pandemic. But in a global crisis, it is women who carry extra burdens, says Raquel La...
10/09/2020
Portraits Of Resilience: How 19 Women Around The Globe Face The Pandemic

Life is hard for everyone during a pandemic. But in a global crisis, it is women who carry extra burdens, says Raquel Lagunas, director of the gender team at the United Nations Development Programme. "Because of their reproductive role in society, they are ones taking care of the kids, the house, the food, the survival of families." Over the span of three weeks in September and October, NPR photographed and interviewed 19 women around the world. [ 14,227 more words ]

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Life is hard for everyone during a pandemic. But in a global crisis, it is women who carry extra burdens, says Raquel Lagunas, director of the gender team at the United Nations Development Programm…

Most people in the UK who have Covid-19 or are a contact of somebody who has tested positive fail to fully self-isolate,...
10/09/2020
Coronavirus: at least three-quarters of people in UK fail to self-isolate

Most people in the UK who have Covid-19 or are a contact of somebody who has tested positive fail to fully self-isolate, despite the necessity of doing so to prevent a resurgence of the pandemic, advisers from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) told ministers last month. Newly released papers reveal that behavioural science experts warned that only 18%-25% of people who needed to were self-isolating. [ 945 more words ]

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Most people in the UK who have Covid-19 or are a contact of somebody who has tested positive fail to fully self-isolate, despite the necessity of doing so to prevent a resurgence of the pandemic, a…

The police’s inappropriate use of restraints on a mentally ill man contributed to his death, an inquest jury has found. ...
10/09/2020
Met police restraint contributed to death of mentally ill man, jury finds

The police’s inappropriate use of restraints on a mentally ill man contributed to his death, an inquest jury has found. Kevin Clarke, who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2002, was living in supported housing at the Jigsaw Project, a residential support service, at the time of his death on 9 March 2018 following restraint by police on a muddy school playing field in Catford, south… [ 660 more words ]

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The police’s inappropriate use of restraints on a mentally ill man contributed to his death, an inquest jury has found. Kevin Clarke, who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2002, was…

October 9, 2020 By Scott DiSavino (Reuters) – U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a fourth we...
10/09/2020
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for fourth week in a row: Baker Hughes

October 9, 2020 By Scott DiSavino (Reuters) – U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a fourth week in a row for the first time since June 2018 as producers start drilling again with prices holding around $40 a barrel over the past few months. The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output, rose three to 269 in the week to Oct. [ 263 more words ]

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October 9, 2020By Scott DiSavino(Reuters) – U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a fourth week in a row for the first time since June 2018 as producers start drilling agai…

FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva makes remarks during a closing news...
10/09/2020
IMF chief sees $345 billion financing gap for African states

FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva makes remarks during a closing news conference for the International Monetary Finance Committee (IMFC), during the IMF and World Bank's 2019 Annual Meetings of finance ministers and bank governors, in Washington, U.S., October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Theiler/File Photo October 9, 2020 By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Countries and institutions must do more to help African states weather the global pandemic and its economic impact, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday, noting the region faced a projected financing gap of $345 billion through 2023. [ 276 more words ]

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FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva makes remarks during a closing news conference for the International Monetary Finance Committee (IMFC), during t…

Cops say remains found last year in Delaware belong to a 3-year-old girl, as they charged the girl's mother and her husb...
10/09/2020
Delaware cops say remains found last year belong to girl, 3; couple charged

Cops say remains found last year in Delaware belong to a 3-year-old girl, as they charged the girl's mother and her husband in the death, according to a report. It took police 13 months to identify the remains as Emma Cole's. Investigators weren't revealing how they made the identification, Smyrna Police Sgt. Brian Donner told Fox News on Friday. Smyrna police in Delaware released these images in hopes of identifying remains of a little girl found near softball fields in September. [ 203 more words ]

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Cops say remains found last year in Delaware belong to a 3-year-old girl, as they charged the girl’s mother and her husband in the death, according to a report.It took police 13 months t…

For Mary Steenburgen, life is smooth sailing with her “dreamboat.” On Thursday, the actress took to Instagram and posted...
10/09/2020
Mary Steenburgen shares ‘loving’ selfie with ‘dreamboat’ Ted Danson for 25th anniversary wedding anniversary

For Mary Steenburgen, life is smooth sailing with her “dreamboat.” On Thursday, the actress took to Instagram and posted a comical selfie with her husband, Ted Danson, that commemorated their 25th wedding anniversary. “Happy 25th Anniversary!” the 67-year-old captioned the snap. “This was SUPPOSED to be a sweet loving anniversary photo but you have a big piece of salad in your teeth. [ 666 more words ]

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For Mary Steenburgen, life is smooth sailing with her “dreamboat.”On Thursday, the actress took to Instagram and posted a comical selfie with her husband, Ted Danson, that commemorated their 2…

The UK needs a frank conversation about the fear of male violence that women live with every day, according to the gover...
10/09/2020
Nimco Ali calls for frank discussion on violence against women in UK

The UK needs a frank conversation about the fear of male violence that women live with every day, according to the government’s new adviser on violence against women and girls. In her first major interview since her role was announced on Friday, the feminist campaigner Nimco Ali – who has been a key figure in the global fight to end female ge***al mutilation (FGM) – said she wanted to work across political, ethnic and gender lines. [ 669 more words ]

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The UK needs a frank conversation about the fear of male violence that women live with every day, according to the government’s new adviser on violence against women and girls.In her first major in…

Steve Scully, political editor for C-SPAN who is set to moderate the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, s...
10/09/2020
Trump unlikely to travel for weekend rally as Pelosi says medication has him ‘in an altered state’ – live

Steve Scully, political editor for C-SPAN who is set to moderate the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, said that his Twitter was hacked last night. Scully tweeted out to Anthony Scaramucci, former White House press secretary who has become a noted critic of the president, “should I respond to trump”. Trump on Thursday told Fox News that Scully was a “never-Trumper” who “worked for Biden at one point”, referring to an internship Scully had with Biden’s office as a college student. [ 3,187 more words ]

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Steve Scully, political editor for C-SPAN who is set to moderate the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, said that his Twitter was hacked last night. Scully tweeted out to Anthony Sca…

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Parole Officers Violating Civil Rights and Getting Away With It Hello. I am writing to you today to bring to light a plethora of civil rights violations that are taking place in New Jersey by Parole and Probation, and they’re getting away with it constantly. Please allow me to explain below, and then decide if you would like to make this information public. Unfortunately, one of the most detested group of individuals in this state are convicted s*x offenders. They are the lowest of the lowest, and are constantly overlooked. However, these people are humans, just like you and me, and they deserve the same rights that we all enjoy. In 1995 Megan’s Law was signed into effect, and a part of that legislation involved the creation of Community Supervision for Life (CSL), which was applied to certain s*x offenders who committed certain crimes. When the legislation was written, CSL was not meant to be parole. It was a form of supervision that would start after the offender finished his/her prison term, and a special division in parole is responsible for that supervision. Some of these CSL conditions include prohibitions on where the offender can live, work, who they can interact with, restrict travel out of state, etc. However, if an offender violates one of these conditions, then they are charged with a 4th degree crime of “Violation of Community Supervision for Life” and afforded all the due process rights of any other civilian, i.e. the right to bail, the right to a trial by jury, and the right to a lawyer. This shows how CSL is different from parole. A person on parole, who is considered a “non-custodial inmate”, and who violates his/her conditions has no right to due process and is immediately placed in jail whereby the parole board decides whether they should be returned to prison to continue their prison term. To make it clear, an inmate who is in jail is known as a “custodial inmate”, i.e. in the custody of the Department of Corrections. However, CSL began to cause issues because these offenders were not parolees and therefore could not just be returned to prison, but had to be charged with a whole new crime of the 4th degree, which could carry a maximum of 18 months in prison. This was clogging up the judicial system because each violation became a new charge and a new bail and a new trial by jury. So NJ legislation decided to pass, in 2004, what is now known as Parole Supervision for Life (PSL) for s*x offenders. With this new legislation, any s*x offender convicted after 2004 was now placed on PSL which begins at the end of their prison term. PSL is more akin to real parole, because a violation results in immediate arrest with no due process, i.e. no lawyer, no bail, no trial by jury. The violator goes in front of a judge who decides how long the offender returns to prison for or if they return to parole. This is where it gets a little sticky. Because of ex post facto laws, no one who was convicted between 1995 and 2004 and placed on CSL could be switched to PSL. Therefore, anyone who was originally a CSL offender had to remain a CSL offender and remain a non-parolee who would be offered all the due process rights of a normal civilian. Anyone who was sentenced to PSL was the same as any other parolee, i.e., a “non-custodial inmate.” That’s the background. Now here’s the civil rights violations. Parole and Probation has taken to placing CSL offenders into the Bo Robinson House in Trenton whenever they decide to or if they want to punish them. Bo Robinson is a medium security prison that is run by a private company called the GEO Group, and overseen by the NJ Department of Corrections. It is a lock-down facility that the NJDOC describes as a facility for men and women who are within 24 months of parole eligibility. I called the Clinical Director of Bo Robinson named Ms. Newborn who told me that Bo Robinson is most definitely not a halfway house and that you must be an inmate to be housed there. When I asked about CSL offenders placed there who are not inmates or parolees, she told me that she does not know about the classifications of the inmates there, that she just accepts whomever parole sends to her, I have sent an email to the executive director of NJ Parole, Steven Tallard, who was appointed in January 2019, and have not received a reply. When I called the district parole office on Broad Street in Trenton and inquired about why CSL offenders were being locked up at Bo Robinson, I was rudely rushed off the phone and told that they could not talk to me about it. So here is the issue. CSL offenders are being placed into a prison, without violating any conditions, and without anyone to help them. They’re civil rights are being violated in the most severe way, and no one wants to hear their voice because of the stigma that goes along with being a s*x offender. Parole claims that they are doing this under the guise of the STEPS program, which stands for Stages to Enhance Parolee Success. If someone on CSL refuses to accept to be placed in Bo Robinson, they are charged with a violation of their CSL and thrown in jail. So their options are confinement in Bo Robinson, a prison, or confinement in jail. Not much of a choice. I personally know of one individual who refused to be placed in Bo Robinson and was charged with a violation for the refusal and spent 34 days in jail because of it. Some of the officers who have violated these individuals are Officer David Cunningham, Officer Brent Bergeron, Officer Tatiana Doudko, Sgt Thomas Hubbard, and Lt. Raquel Ortiz. Added to the civil rights violations of being locked into Bo Robinson are all of the horrors that are associated with the facility. It is well documented in the news that there are many, many problems taking place there.. Sexual assault by the guards on the male and female inmates. Drugs being brought in by both guard and counselors, to the point that 76% of the population who are tested, tested positive for substance use. There have been overdoses and deaths. There have been countless allegations of physical violence and r**e, especially at night because there are not enough guards to watch all of the inmates in the dormitory setting. Some inmates have requested to go back to prison because they felt safer there. There has been an incident where 12 inmates stripped, choked, and robbed 2 other inmates, and there were no repercussions. Mercer County has gone so far as to remove all of their inmates from the facility and put them back in the Mercer County Jail. I implore you to help stop these civil right violations and atrocities. Don’t look at the CSL offenders are lowly s*x offenders, look at them as human beings. Would you want one of your family members to be locked up at the discretion of a disgruntled and heartless state parole employee? The justice system is in place for a reason, and due process is an important part of that system. Let’s stop the injustice and stop the power hungry corrupt parole officers.