By nearly every measure, Union County, Florida, is the unhealthiest place in the United States. A Business Insider data analysis finds that the county outpaces the rest of the U.S. in deaths caused by “cancers, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, malignant skin melanoma, and nonmelanoma skin cancer”; that it has “the highest [U.S.] death rate overall”; and that…"Unhealthiest County in America"
Sarah Palin Gets BLASTED For Attacking Colin Kaepernick Over Meals On Wheels Donation Former San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick vowed to donate $1 million to organizations that help people in troubled communities. Kaepernick’s website states that he’s donated $400,000 to various charities since making his pledge in late 2016. Very recently, Kaepernick donated $50,000 to the Meals on Wheels program which helps the elderly, disabled and veterans. Donations…"Palin Attacks Colin Kaepernick"
Assange: Clinton Conspiring With Deep State To Oust Trump For “A Pence Takeover” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suggested on Twitter Tuesday Hillary Clinton and certain unnamed members of the U.S. Intelligence Community are plotting a takeover by Vice President Mike Pence. “Clinton stated privately this month that she is quietly pushing for a Pence takeover,” Assange tweeted. “She stated that Pence is predictable hence defeatable.” Clinton stated privately this month that she is quietly pushing…"Pence Takeover?"
Solutions Abound–on the Local Level Rather than bemoan the inevitable failure of centralized “fixes,” let’s turn our attention and efforts to the real solutions: decentralized, networked, localized. Those looking for centralized solutions to healthcare, jobs and other “macro-problems” will suffer inevitable disappointment. The era in which further centralization provided the “solution” has passed: additional centralization (Medicare for All, No Child Left Behind, federal job training, Universal Basic Income, central banking “free money for financiers”, etc.)…"Solutions on the Local Level"
Not Just Standing Rock: Protesters Just Arrested for Blocking Pipeline in Florida Source: ANTIMEDIA As protesters at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline make their last stand against police crackdowns ordered by North Dakota’s governor to evacuate their campsites, protesters in Florida are also continuing their fight against another contentious pipeline. Two protesters, Nicolas Segal-Wright, 26, and Karrie Kay Ford, 29, were arrested Wednesday after placing themselves 250-feet into a segment of the Sabal…"Florida Pipeline Protesters Arrested"
It is being described as the largest humanitarian crisis facing the world since the creation of the United Nations. The warning comes from the UN humanitarian chief amid mounting concern about famine in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria. We are facing largest human. crisis since creation of UN. 20M+ face starvation, famine. W/out global efforts,…"UN Warning “Largest Humanitarian Crisis”"
A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers see that genetic and other health information. Giving employers such power is now prohibited by legislation including the 2008 genetic privacy and nondiscrimination law known as GINA.…"New Bill: Demands Workers Genetic Info"
Assange: WikiLeaks Will Give Tech Firms Leaked Docs to Fight CIA ‘Cyberweapons’ Companies will get ‘some exclusive access…so that the fixes can be developed and pushed out, so people can be secure’ WikiLeaks will give technology companies exclusive access to alleged CIA documents to help them repair security flaws that allowed the government to spy on individuals through their smart devices, the organization’s founder Julian Assange said Thursday. “Considering what we think is the best…"WikiLeaks Fights Cyberweapons"
House Republicans released a godawful health care plan to replace Obamacare and it leaves out a detail or ten. For one, the taxpayers might be footing the bill. Oh hell, they don’t even know how it will be paid for. But, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Tuesday morning didn’t seem concerned over low-income Americans having access…"Chaffetz: An iPhone Or Health Insurance?"
During a Q&A about his Party’s new healthcare plan, Paul Ryan was asked about the millions of people that could lose their healthcare coverage under his plan. He replied by telling the audience that the most important thing was to bring costs down – Which is Republican code talk for shifting the cost burden onto low…"Paul Ryan Lowering Costs>People"
Tulsi Gabbard: To Solve Refugee Crisis, Stop Funding Terrorism Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the politician who previously accused the U.S. of arming ISIS, is still calling on the U.S. government to stop its disastrous regime change policies in the Middle East. According to a press release made public on Tuesday, Gabbard has again called for the U.S. to stop aiding terrorists like al-Qaeda and ISIS. Gabbard’s guest at the presidential address to Congress, a Kurdish refugee…"Gabbard: Stop Funding Terrorism"
Ahead of Chair Vote, DNC Fails to Reinstate Obama-era Rule Banning Lobbying Cash Before the voting could get underway at a DNC meeting held in Atlanta over who should head the party structure as chairperson, members of the DNC had to first decide whether or not they would reinstate Obama-era rules which barred the party from accepting money from lobbyists. After contentious debate, the party ultimately elected against reinstating…"DNC Keeps Cash"
If Republicans in Arizona’s senate have their way, police in that state could soon have the power to seize assets and property from protesters, the Arizona Capitol Times reports. From a February 22 article: Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad — even before anything actually happened. SB1142 expands the state’s racketeering…"First Amendment?"
Deep State? Trump Replaces Flynn with Boss of Super Secret CIA Surveillance Contractor. Mike Flynn’s out. He resigned as Trump’s advisor this evening after a chorus of calls for him to step down for an alleged relationship with the Russians. This fits the narrative used by Democrats since the election: Putin and the Russians influenced the vote somehow, although nobody can tell us how exactly. Trump and his supporters are in league with them, according…"Trump Replaces Flynn"
Guess Who Got Two Giant Windfalls This Week? Millionaires! On the day that millionaires got a pass from paying Social Security taxes, they also got a special gift from the Republican Senate: Mick Mulvaney’s confirmation as head of the Office of Management and Budget. The Senate has confirmed Donald Trump’s pick for White House Budget Director, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, in a 51-49 vote. Senator John…"Who Got Two Giant Windfalls?"
Embattled Democrats Look To Bernie Sanders To Save Them Senators like Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer are terrified that they could face the same kind of backlash that Republicans are facing during meetings with their constituents, so they’ve devised a plan to avoid it: They’ll just ask Bernie Sanders to tell people not to protest. Good luck with that. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses…"Democrats Look to Sanders"
CIA espionage orders for the last French presidential election From WikiLeaks.org All major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIA’s human (“HUMINT”) and electronic (“SIGINT”) spies in the seven months leading up to France’s 2012 presidential election. The revelations are contained within three CIA tasking orders published today by WikiLeaks as context for its forth coming CIA Vault 7 series. Named specifically as targets are the French Socialist Party (PS), the National…"Exporting Election Fraud"
HELEN CHRISTOPHI February 15, 2017 from: Courthouse News OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) — Attorneys for Twitter told a federal judge Tuesday that the government violated the First Amendment by barring it from publishing its own information about a federal surveillance program.U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers grilled both sides during an arduous 90-minute hearing that ended in an impasse. “One of the things that is quite clear from your briefs is that you…"Twitter Takes USA to Task on Surveillance"
In today’s ‘See Something, Say Something’ society, doing the ‘pee pee dance’ while waiting for a bus is grounds for police action — at least that’s what a woman in Austin thought when she called the cops on a dancing man. Unfortunately, for the dancing man, police would also perceive his harmless behavior as a threat and move to neutralize it. This latest instance of ridiculous police brutality was captured on video Tuesday outside of an Austin…"4 Cops Taser, Beat, and Arrest"
Backing Wall Street,GOP Moves To Stop States From Helping Workers Republicans have long campaigned on “states rights” promises — but in the opening days of the new Congress, GOP leaders are working to help the party’s financial industry donors try to block states from providing workers with low-cost retirement savings options. This week, Republican Reps. Tim Walberg (MI) and Francis Rooney (FL) introduced legislation to rescind…"GOP To Stop Helping Workers"
by Jay Syrmopoulos Phoenix, AZ – The nanny/security state has reared its ugly head, again — this time in the form of a new law that requires passengers in a vehicle to carry identification – with violators facing up to four months in jail and a $750 dollar fine. Last week, HB 2305 was introduced by Rep. Anthony Kern (R-Dist. 20), in hopes of reinstating an Arizona law that was struck down in 2002 after…"Jail Passengers for 4 Months"
Above Photo: Because activists tend to conflate our legal rights with our actual human rights, we doggedly pursue age-old strategies because “it is what it is.” We must stop this. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Unions At Lowest Levels In Decades—To Gain Power We Must Stop Following Rules By Shaun Richman, www.inthesetimes.com February 7th, 2017 If Donald Trump’s first week as president wasn’t depressing enough, Thursday brought a report that showed union…"Unions At Lowest Levels In Decades"
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