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Highest Mg Calcium Found in Herbs

Calcium in Spices and Herbs

2 basil, dried
Calcium: 1684mg

3 savory, ground
Calcium: 1567mg

4 Basil, fresh
Calcium: 1539mg

5 marjoram, dried
Calcium: 1469mg

6 dill weed, dried
Calcium: 1411mg

7 thyme, dried
Calcium: 1369mg

8 chervil, dried
Calcium: 1136mg

9 parsley, dried
Calcium: 1064mg

via nutritiondata Foods highest in Calcium in Spices and Herbs

Herbs High In Calcium

Culinary Herbs and Their Uses

A little booklet by the Natural Food Institute, “Powerhouse Plants,” (no date; published by the NFI, Box 185 WMB, Dudley, MA 01570, U.S.A.) provides data on many food plants including herbs.

Among the top 20 calcium sources: dried parsley (1468 milligrams per 100 grams), sesame seeds (975 mg/100g), chia seeds (529 mg/100g), boiled lamb’s quarters (258 mg/100g), sesame butter (tahini) (420 mg/100g), carob flour (352 mg/100g), and sunflower seed flour (114 mg/100g). Dried parsley had more calcium than even dolomite powder, a calcium mineral supplement. Fresh parsley has 203 mg/100g.

Other herbs and vegetables from the Richters catalogue with high calcium (100-300 mg/100g) are vegetable amaranth, cooked dandelion greens, mustard spinach, balsam pear, roselle, and watercress.

via richters Culinary Herbs and Their Uses

Chuck Grassley will seek farm bailout cash to offset Trump tariff losses

Chuck Grassley will seek farm bailout cash to offset Trump tariff losses

Grassley, a Republican from New Hartford, also applied for federal money in October during the first round of federal farm bailouts, which totaled $12 billion. Zona did not answer a question about how much money Grassley received from that round of payments.

Zona said in a statement that Grassley participates in farm programs for which he is legally eligible and “receives no special treatment.”

“As a family farmer who experiences the same processes with the federal government after downturns like other farmers in Iowa, Sen. Grassley brings firsthand knowledge and experience on behalf of agriculture and rural America to the policy-making tables in Washington,” Zona said.

via desmoinesregister Chuck Grassley will seek farm bailout cash to offset Trump tariff losses

There are MANY Republicans at the public taxpayer trough, feeding like hogs, just like this one.

 

Emmett Till’s Memorial Sign Shot Up again 35 days after being replaced – Black News Alerts

Emmett Till’s Memorial Sign Shot Up again 35 days after being replaced – Black News Alerts

The Emmett Till memorial was put up by the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, and resides outside of Glendale, Mississippi. According to TIME Magazine, this is the third time that the sign has been vandalized.
To drive up and see it like that, I was sad,” said Patrick Weems, a founder of the Emmett Till Interpretive Center in Sumner, Miss. “When we finally replaced it, it was an amazing feeling that this sign that had been obliterated was finally restored.”
The memorial was placed in honor of 14-year-old Till who was lynched, beaten and tortured by two white men, and then thrown in the Tallahatchie river. He was accused by a white woman, Carolyn Bryant, of whistling at her. The men where acquitted of his murder, and she recanted her story decades later after Till’s death.

via Emmett Till’s Memorial Sign Shot Up again 35 days after being replaced – Black News Alerts

Driving around in the country, it is amazing the number of bullet holes in signs along the highways.. Any sign of civilization is riddled with holes from shotguns, rifles and pistols, as if we are living in a war zone or third world country.

Israel furious at UN report detailing torture of Palestinian children – Telegraph

Israel furious at UN report detailing torture of Palestinian children – Telegraph

The Committee on the Rights of Children, a body of independent legal experts charged by the UN with the task of monitoring the protection of children’s rights in signatory states, has urged Israel to honour its responsibility to prevent the torture and ill-treatment of children.

“The Committee expresses its deepest concern about the reported practice of torture and ill-treatment of Palestinian children arrested, prosecuted and detained by the military and the police, and about the State party’s failure to end these practices in spite of repeated concerns expressed by treaty bodies,” the investigative body stated in its periodic review of Israel’s child rights record, released on Thursday.

It continued: “[Palestinian children are] systematically subject to physical and verbal violence, humiliation, painful restraints, hooding of the head and face in a sack, threatened with death, physical violence, and sexual assault against themselves or members of their family, restricted access to toilet, food and water.

via Israel furious at UN report detailing torture of Palestinian children – Telegraph

Definition of Trump from a Brit – Take A Deeper Breath

Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.

For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.

So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.

Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing – not once, ever.

Much more at; Definition of Trump from a Brit – Take A Deeper Breath

A Guide to Every Known Investigation of the NRA

A Guide to Every Known Investigation of the NRA

The National Rifle Association is caught up in a rapidly expanding tangle of investigations — eight launched this year alone. Investigators in the House, Senate, New York State, and D.C. are scrutinizing the gun group’s nonprofit status following alleged financial misconduct exposed by The Trace, while other probes have their sights on the NRA’s ties to Kremlin-linked Russians and to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, as well as several potential campaign finance violations.

Because it’s challenging to keep track of these probes, we’ve rounded them up below. We included only investigations that directly involve the NRA or its staff. We’ll keep this post updated to reflect the latest developments, and will add new investigations to the list, should they arise.

joint House-Senate probe is investigating possible “illegal, excessive, and unreported in-kind donations” made by the NRA to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and to several Republican Senate candidates. Sparked by The Trace’s reporting, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jamie Raskin have contacted NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and five campaign advertising vendors to request information about the groups’ relationships. “The evidence shows the NRA is moving money through a complex web of shell organizations to avoid campaign finance rules and boost candidates willing to carry their water,” Whitehouse told The Trace.

via thetrace A Guide to Every Known Investigation of the NRA

Israeli Spying On US Has Reached ‘Terrifying’ Levels – Business Insider

Israeli Spying On US Has Reached ‘Terrifying’ Levels – Business Insider

Israel spies on the United States more than any other ally does and these activities have reached an alarming level, Newsweek magazine reported on Tuesday.
The main targets are US industrial and technical secrets, the weekly said, quoting classified briefings on legislation that would make it easier for Israeli citizens to get visas to enter America.

Newsweek said a congressional staffer familiar with a briefing last January called the testimony “very sobering … alarming … even terrifying”, and quoted another as saying the behavior was “damaging.”

via Israeli Spying On US Has Reached ‘Terrifying’ Levels – Business Insider

Fort Worth mayor, Texas police chiefs join national call for tighter gun restrictions

Fort Worth mayor, Texas police chiefs join national call for tighter gun restrictions

WASHINGTON — Texans joined a push on Capitol Hill with mayors and police chiefs from around the country asking for national legislation to tighten restrictions on firearm purchases, saying such laws would prevent mass shootings.

“The 911 calls don’t come into the Senate, they don’t come into the Congress, they come into the police chiefs and mayors,” said Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, speaking at a U.S. Conference of Mayors news conference on Monday. “It’s not the Congress that shows up. By the time they get there, the blood has been cleaned up and the bodies have been removed.”

via dallasnews. Fort Worth mayor, Texas police chiefs join national call for tighter gun restrictions

Petition to Require a Warning on All Calcium Channel Blocking Drugs – Public Citizen

Petition to Require a Warning on All Calcium Channel Blocking Drugs – Public Citizen

The purpose of giving drugs to control high blood pressure is to prevent stroke, heart attack, heart failure and premature death, not simply to lower blood pressure. In addition, to alleviate symptoms the purpose of treating chest pain is to slow or halt progression of coronary artery disease and reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure or death.

2. No well controlled study has shown convincingly that calcium channel blockers can reduce stroke, heart attack, heart failure or prevent death.

3. The best available scientific evidence links calcium channel blockers to an increased risk of heart attack and death in people using these drugs for high blood pressure and chest pain.

4. The calcium channel blocking drugs are often prescribed for the life of the patient.

5. Although the calcium channel blockers are chemically different, they all share mechanisms of action.

via Petition to Require a Warning on All Calcium Channel Blocking Drugs – Public Citizen

Netanyahu, Not Obama, Has Been Spying On Trump

Netanyahu, Not Obama, Has Been Spying On Trump

The U.S. government concluded within the past two years that Israel was most likely behind the placement of cellphone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington, according to three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter.

via politicususa Netanyahu, Not Obama, Has Been Spying On Trump

Sen. Rand Paul meets Russian senators in Moscow, invites them to the US – ABC News

Sen. Rand Paul meets Russian senators in Moscow, invites them to the US – ABC News

Paul led a small delegation of Americans in meetings with officials from Russia’s parliament and the Federation Council, the equivalent of the U.S. Senate, where he met with members of its international relations committee.

Speaking after the meeting with the senators that lasted about an hour, Paul said it had been “wonderful” and announced he had invited members of the Russian committee to meet with their counterparts in the U.S. from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on which he sits.

via ABC  Sen. Rand Paul meets Russian senators in Moscow, invites them to the US – ABC News

Conservative Christian Leader Says Women Should Be Banned From Being Leaders

Conservative Christian Leader Says Women Should Be Banned From Being Leaders

A prominent conservative Christian is calling for women to be prohibited from having any leadership roles in our society whatsoever.

American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer bellowed about the probability that a woman will be the leader of the United States during his show on Friday.

As usual, Fischer claimed that God specifically reserves leadership roles for men only, even in the home and used the Bible as proof.

via churchandstate Conservative Christian Leader Says Women Should Be Banned From Being Leaders

Trump Claims ‘There Was Nobody Here’ In America ’25 Years’ Ago So ‘They Probably Had Cleaner Water’

Trump Claims ‘There Was Nobody Here’ In America ’25 Years’ Ago So ‘They Probably Had Cleaner Water’

“We have the cleanest water, the cleanest air that we’ve ever had in the history of our country, right now,” Trump falsely claimed.

As FactCheck.org pointed out last week:

The president twice referenced clean air and water in his list of purported facts, first claiming America has the “cleanest and safest air and water” and later implying that he is responsible for the accomplishment. This is one of Trump’s favorite environmental subjects, but by several metrics, the U.S. does not rank first in the world. And there is little evidence to suggest the administration has made air or water quality better.

As we’ve written previously, the 2018 Environmental Performance Index positions the U.S. 10th overall for best air quality and 29th for water and sanitation. On drinking water, America is ranked No. 1 along with nine other nations. But on water resources, or a measure of effective wastewater management, the U.S. comes in at No. 39, and on air pollution, a middling 83rd.

“And just for the press, because they’ll get me on that one, I’m thinking.  Let’s say the history of our country over the last 25 years,” he said. “I would say they probably had cleaner water, cleaner air because there was nobody here. So I have to be very accurate.”

via theguardiansofdemocracy Trump Claims ‘There Was Nobody Here’ In America ’25 Years’ Ago So ‘They Probably Had Cleaner Water’

Another couple lies to add to the 10,000 plus lies he has told already.

Trump Claims ‘There Was Nobody Here’ In America ’25 Years’ Ago So ‘They Probably Had Cleaner Water’

Trump Claims ‘There Was Nobody Here’ In America ’25 Years’ Ago So ‘They Probably Had Cleaner Water’

“We have the cleanest water, the cleanest air that we’ve ever had in the history of our country, right now,” Trump falsely claimed.

As FactCheck.org pointed out last week:

The president twice referenced clean air and water in his list of purported facts, first claiming America has the “cleanest and safest air and water” and later implying that he is responsible for the accomplishment. This is one of Trump’s favorite environmental subjects, but by several metrics, the U.S. does not rank first in the world. And there is little evidence to suggest the administration has made air or water quality better.

As we’ve written previously, the 2018 Environmental Performance Index positions the U.S. 10th overall for best air quality and 29th for water and sanitation. On drinking water, America is ranked No. 1 along with nine other nations. But on water resources, or a measure of effective wastewater management, the U.S. comes in at No. 39, and on air pollution, a middling 83rd.

“And just for the press, because they’ll get me on that one, I’m thinking.  Let’s say the history of our country over the last 25 years,” he said. “I would say they probably had cleaner water, cleaner air because there was nobody here. So I have to be very accurate.”

via Trump Claims ‘There Was Nobody Here’ In America ’25 Years’ Ago So ‘They Probably Had Cleaner Water’

Israeli doctor treating Syrians says snipers deliberately shoot children in the spine – Telegraph

Israeli doctor treating Syrians says snipers deliberately shoot children in the spine – Telegraph

A senior Israeli doctor treating child victims of the Syrian civil war has said that snipers in the war-town country are aiming for the spine to cause maximum trauma.

Dr Yoav Hoffman, a doctor at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, is one of many doctors who has been treating severely wounded Syrians at the Western Galilee Medical Centre in Nahariya, northern Israel.

Having examined the patients, 40 per cent of whom have been women and children, he came to a disturbing conclusion.

“I am sure that the snipers hit the spine on purpose,” he said this week after noticing the same gunshot wound “at this very same point” several times in the children he had treated.

via Israeli doctor treating Syrians says snipers deliberately shoot children in the spine – Telegraph

ABC News Has Covered Sanders for Only Seven Minutes in 2019

ABC News Has Covered Sanders for Only Seven Minutes in 2019

A new study from the Media Research Center finds Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has received only seven minutes of total coverage from ABC News in 2019.

The MRC study tallied the amount of time ABC News has spent covering each candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. Former vice president Joe Biden received the most coverage with 68 minutes, nearly 10 times the amount Sanders received. Sanders is tied with South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg with the fifth-most attention from ABC News out of the 2020 candidates, despite Sanders’s consistent top-three showing in early state and national primary polls.

via freebeacon ABC News Has Covered Sanders for Only Seven Minutes in 2019

Democratic debate: Joe Biden accidentally refers to Bernie Sanders as ‘the president’ in heated exchange | The Independent

Democratic debate: Joe Biden accidentally refers to Bernie Sanders as ‘the president’ in heated exchange | The Independent

Joe Biden accidentally referred to fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders as “the president”, as the two septuagenarians clashed during the debate in Houston.

As the two men, along with Elizabeth Warren, argued about their various plans for reforming America’s healthcare system, the former vice president incorrectly referred to Mr Sanders.

via Democratic debate: Joe Biden accidentally refers to Bernie Sanders as ‘the president’ in heated exchange | The Independent

Trump Censoring Climate Scientists, Banned Net Neutrality – Internet/Mass Media Censorship, Due To Trump Losing ‘His’ People , Just Like Under All Dictators, Despots, Fascist Leaders – EPA, NIH, USDA, CDC, Dept Of Interior Have All Been Hijacked, Muzzled And Censored – Trump Lifetime President | A Green Road Journal

Trump was ‘losing’ people because of the freedom of the Internet, where anyone can say what they want. The Internet used to be a push back place against corruption, lies and deception. Trump does not like people disagreeing with him, so he stated that his goal was to shut down the last place where people could organize, tell the truth and push back against his absolute power grab. Trump succeeded in eliminating net neutrality, and the next step is to install censorship on the Internet in various ways.

via Trump Censoring Climate Scientists, Banned Net Neutrality – Internet/Mass Media Censorship, Due To Trump Losing ‘His’ People , Just Like Under All Dictators, Despots, Fascist Leaders – EPA, NIH, USDA, CDC, Dept Of Interior Have All Been Hijacked, Muzzled And Censored – Trump Lifetime President | A Green Road Journal

Donald Trump’s “Inexpensive” Golf Habit Could Cost America $340 Million

Donald Trump’s “Inexpensive” Golf Habit Could Cost America $340 Million

The approach and landfall of Hurricane Dorian saw Trump hacking his way around one of his courses in Virginia at the weekend, but he defended his “inexpensive” hobby from accusations that he should probably have at least looked like he was working, and that new estimates from Trumpgolfcount.com say his golfing has cost the taxpayer $109 million so far.

If he carries on at this rate through a second term, that’d mean roughly $340 million down the toilet over his time in office, with most of the costs racked up from flying Air Force One all over the place.

via Donald Trump’s “Inexpensive” Golf Habit Could Cost America $340 Million

More E-Cigs Being Disguised As AR-15s To Avoid Ban | The Babylon Bee

More E-Cigs Being Disguised As AR-15s To Avoid Ban | The Babylon Bee

U.S.—According to a new report, more e-cigs are being disguised as AR-15s to avoid a looming White House ban on the devices.

Upon hearing that President Trump was looking to ban the devices, vaping companies quickly began looking for ways to circumvent the new regulations. Then, they came up with a solution: design the vapes to look like a hunting rifle.

The disguised devices include a switch for selecting a fire mode, from semi-auto and burst fire to “Sick Vape.” The devices are fully functional AR-15 rifles.

via More E-Cigs Being Disguised As AR-15s To Avoid Ban | The Babylon Bee

More Kids Died in ICE Custody Than From Vaping, Ex-GOP Chairman Says As Trump Plans E-Cigarettes Ban

More Kids Died in ICE Custody Than From Vaping, Ex-GOP Chairman Says As Trump Plans E-Cigarettes Ban

As the Trump administration prepares a ban on flavored e-cigarettes following at least six deaths from lung diseases linked to vaping, critics are hitting back by pointing out that more people have died in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under Trump’s watch.

via More Kids Died in ICE Custody Than From Vaping, Ex-GOP Chairman Says As Trump Plans E-Cigarettes Ban

MN School Board Leader: Why Do We Teach Evolution If “It’s Never Been Proven”? | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

MN School Board Leader: Why Do We Teach Evolution If “It’s Never Been Proven”? | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

On Monday night, during a meeting of the Brainerd School Board in Minnesota, a science teacher and an administrator overseeing teachers were asked why the district even bothers including evolution in the curriculum.

That question came from the president of the school board.

(Good luck, children. You’re going to need it.)

Board President Sue Kern didn’t get why they were teaching what she claimed was an unproven theory from more than a century ago. (The clip below, taken from the official video of the meeting, doesn’t show the people involved.)

via MN School Board Leader: Why Do We Teach Evolution If “It’s Never Been Proven”? | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

$12.3 billion in Gaddafi’s frozen account in Belgium ‘disappears’ – Face2Face Africa

$12.3 billion in Gaddafi’s frozen account in Belgium ‘disappears’ – Face2Face Africa$12.3 billion in Gaddafi’s frozen account in Belgium ‘disappears’ – Face2Face Africa

Local Belgian media has revealed that about 10 billion euros ($12.3 billion) have disappeared from four frozen Euroclear Bank accounts belonging to two Libyan state agencies.
The accounts containing 16.1 billion euros of state funds were frozen since March 2011 in accordance with a United Nations resolution as part of sanctions against the late Muammar Gaddafi’s inner circle, reports weekly newspaper Le Vif.

via $12.3 billion in Gaddafi’s frozen account in Belgium ‘disappears’ – Face2Face Africa

13 arrested in record welfare fraud sweep

13 arrested in record welfare fraud sweep

Star L. Perrin, age 39, Massena, arrested on June 14, 2019 on charges of Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D felony and two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class E felonies. The defendant is alleged to have received $31,573.94 in Public Assistance Benefits she was not entitled to receive after failing to accurately report income information.

– Lynn A. Ryan, age 46, Winthrop, arrested on June 14, 2019 on charges of Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D felony and two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class E felonies. The defendant is alleged to have received $15,894.00 in Public Assistance Benefits she was not entitled to receive after failing to accurately report income information.

– Sherri A. Scott, age 51, Heuvelton, arraigned on June 14, 2019 in Canton Town Court on charges of Welfare Fraud. The defendant is alleged to have received $1,380.50 in Public Assistance Benefits she was not entitled to receive after failing to accurately report income information.

via nbc12 13 arrested in record welfare fraud sweep

All white women and US citizens, not illegal immigrants or foreigners as Trump and extreme right wing media claims.

MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace: Trump Appears Willing To Turn To “Criminal Conduct” To Win Re-Election | Video | RealClearPolitics

MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace: Trump Appears Willing To Turn To “Criminal Conduct” To Win Re-Election | Video | RealClearPolitics

“It would appear to me he would like to turn to criminality, to criminal conduct from U.S. federal government employees involved in the creation and enforcement of his immigration policies to win re-election,” she said. “That would seem to me to render the entire debate that has taken place around whether or not to commence with impeachment proceedings around abuse of power as quaint.”

via MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace: Trump Appears Willing To Turn To “Criminal Conduct” To Win Re-Election | Video | RealClearPolitics

US Opens Tent Courts At Border, Denying Access To Public And Media

US Opens Tent Courts At Border, Denying Access To Public And Media

LAREDO, Texas — Tent courts erected at the southern border to hear the cases of thousands of asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico under a Trump administration policy opened for the first time Wednesday in Laredo, Texas — but few got to see inside as the public, including media, was denied access.

A Department of Homeland Security officer who wasn’t wearing a name tag and declined to provide his name said the hearings were not open to the public and that only law enforcement, attorneys with clients who had hearings that day, and government contractors would be allowed inside.

“It’s not a public hearing,” the officer told BuzzFeed News.

A DHS official said that while immigration court proceedings are generally open to the public, asylum hearings at the tent facilities were unique from other immigration courts because of “the law enforcement sensitive priorities” of the nearby official border crossings.

via buzzfeednews US Opens Tent Courts At Border, Denying Access To Public And Media

SECRET COURTS, SECRET TRIALS, NO PUBLIC JURIES

FASCISM RISING

Declassified CIA Documents Show Agency’s Control Over Mainstream Media & Academia

Declassified CIA Documents Show Agency’s Control Over Mainstream Media & Academia

Herein lies the problem: What is “national security,” and who determines that definition? JFK bravely told the world that the “dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweigh the dangers which are cited to justify it.” He also said that “there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.”

“National security” is now an umbrella term used to justify concealing information, but who makes these decisions? You can read more about our world of secrecy and the Black Budget here.

Not only are countless documents classified every single year in North America, but false information and “fake news” are routinely dispersed, mainly by mainstream media outlets — a reality that is clearly conveyed in this document and has been expressed by multiple mainstream media journalists themselves. And as with the NSA surveillance program that was exposed by Edward Snowden, it’s a global problem.

Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, a prominent German journalist and editor for more than two decades, is one example. He blew the whistle on public television, stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agencies under his own name and that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job. (source)

via Declassified CIA Documents Show Agency’s Control Over Mainstream Media & Academia

Jim Crow Steals N Carolina 9th CD – Greg Palast

Jim Crow Steals N Carolina 9th CD – Greg Palast

Stolen again. Democrat Dan McCready supposedly lost the special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District to Republican Dan Bishop by less than 4,000 votes. However, racially biased vote suppression schemes easily account for the supposed GOP victory margin.

Under the violently partisan Elections Board chief Kim Strach (pronounced “Strake”) — her husband was the attorney for the state’s Republican Party — North Carolina targeted half a million voters (561,693) based on the measurably racist and absurdly wrong Crosscheck list created by the discredited Kris Kobach of Kansas. The vote scam, which I exposed for Rolling Stone and Al Jazeera, showed that well over 100,000 voters were wrongly purged for supposedly being registered or voting in two states

via Jim Crow Steals N Carolina 9th CD – Greg Palast

Mick Mulvaney fires all 25 members of consumer watchdog’s advisory board – The Washington Post

Mick Mulvaney fires all 25 members of consumer watchdog’s advisory board – The Washington Post

Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, fired the agency’s 25-member advisory board Wednesday, days after some of its members criticized his leadership of the watchdog agency.

The CFPB said it will revamp the Consumer Advisory Board, known as the CAB, in the fall with all new members.

via Mick Mulvaney fires all 25 members of consumer watchdog’s advisory board – The Washington Post

Someone INSTALLED by Trump is eliminating people who represent the 99 percent. He will replace them with pro 1 percent insiders, like lobbyists.

FASCISM IS RISING.

ICE Fails To Properly Redact Document, Reveals Location Of Future ‘Urban Warfare’ Training Facility

ICE Fails To Properly Redact Document, Reveals Location Of Future ‘Urban Warfare’ Training Facility

In addition to revealing Fort Benning as the location of the training site, ICE also failed to properly redact information indicating that the Army post would be getting an expansion, with up to 50 buildings expected to be added to the site.

“A Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) vehicle will be competed among GSA Federal Supply Schedule holders for additional training buildings and interior/exterior outfitting in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 20,” ICE states in a portion it did not attempt to redact from the document.

In a following partially redacted line, it states: “OFTP plans to expand the Training Site at Ft. Benning to include up to 50 additional buildings and add additional U.S. city layouts and designs.”

via Newsweek ICE Fails To Properly Redact Document, Reveals Location Of Future ‘Urban Warfare’ Training Facility

Bolton’s Replacement Charles Kupperman ‘Another Islamophobe,’ Charge Critics | Common Dreams News

Bolton’s Replacement Charles Kupperman ‘Another Islamophobe,’ Charge Critics | Common Dreams News

While progressives celebrated the departure of John Bolton as President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, that joy is likely to be shortlived due to the character of Bolton’s acting replacement, Charles M. Kupperman.

Kupperman has been a member of the boards of a number of defense contractors, including Lockheed Martin and Boeing. He served in the Ronald Reagan administration and boasts a decades-long relationship with Bolton.

Bolton referred to the two men’s longstanding ties in a statement in January when Kupperman was first appointed his deputy.

via Bolton’s Replacement Charles Kupperman ‘Another Islamophobe,’ Charge Critics | Common Dreams News

Company that runs immigration detention centers is top donor for three Texas congressmen 

Company that runs immigration detention centers is top donor for three Texas congressmen

WASHINGTON — One of the country’s largest operators of private immigration detention facilities has made significant contributions to several Texas members of Congress.

The GEO Group’s PAC and executives have given $32,900 to Houston Republican Rep. John Culberson’s campaign this election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission documents and OpenSecrets.org. GEO is Culberson’s largest donor.

via dallasnews Company that runs immigration detention centers is top donor for three Texas congressmen 

Privatizing and criminalizing everything, is what fascists do..

Donald Trump’s Properties Received Over $16 million From Taxpayers and Political Organizations Since 2015: Report

Donald Trump’s Properties Received Over $16 million From Taxpayers and Political Organizations Since 2015: Report

Since April 30, 2015, Trump’s campaign, which is largely funded by individual donations, has spent the most at Trump Organization properties, totaling more than $13.5 million. The next highest spenders were political campaigns and organizations, such as the Republican National Committee and congressional campaigns, with a total of a little over $2 million. Taxpayer dollars spent at Trump properties through federal, state and local agencies, like the State Department and city governments, amounted to almost $400,000.

via Newsweek Donald Trump’s Properties Received Over $16 million From Taxpayers and Political Organizations Since 2015: Report

Donald Trump’s Properties Received Over $16 million From Taxpayers and Political Organizations Since 2015: Report

Donald Trump’s Properties Received Over $16 million From Taxpayers and Political Organizations Since 2015: Report

Since April 30, 2015, Trump’s campaign, which is largely funded by individual donations, has spent the most at Trump Organization properties, totaling more than $13.5 million. The next highest spenders were political campaigns and organizations, such as the Republican National Committee and congressional campaigns, with a total of a little over $2 million. Taxpayer dollars spent at Trump properties through federal, state and local agencies, like the State Department and city governments, amounted to almost $400,000.

via Donald Trump’s Properties Received Over $16 million From Taxpayers and Political Organizations Since 2015: Report

Trump Censoring Climate Scientists, Banned Net Neutrality – Internet/Mass Media Censorship, Due To Trump Losing ‘His’ People , Just Like Under All Dictators, Despots, Fascist Leaders – EPA, NIH, USDA, CDC, Dept Of Interior Have All Been Hijacked, Muzzled And Censored – Trump Lifetime President | A Green Road Journal

“But the peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth; if wrong, they lose what is always as great a benefit – the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.”
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) English political economist, philosopher

via Trump Censoring Climate Scientists, Banned Net Neutrality – Internet/Mass Media Censorship, Due To Trump Losing ‘His’ People , Just Like Under All Dictators, Despots, Fascist Leaders – EPA, NIH, USDA, CDC, Dept Of Interior Have All Been Hijacked, Muzzled And Censored – Trump Lifetime President | A Green Road Journal

After Trump Seeks to Block Book, Publisher Hastens Release – The New York Times

After Trump Seeks to Block Book, Publisher Hastens Release – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump threatened legal fire and fury on Thursday in an effort to block a new book portraying him as a volatile and ill-equipped chief executive, but the publisher defied his demand to halt its release and instead moved up its publication to Friday because of soaring interest.

Angry at the publisher’s refusal to back down, Mr. Trump took aim late Thursday night at the book’s author, Michael Wolff, and one of his primary sources, Stephen K. Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, whose derisive comments about the president and his family stirred deep resentment in the Oval Office.

The president’s blast at Mr. Wolff came at the end of a day in which Mr. Trump’s effort to stop publication failed. In an 11-page letter sent in the morning, a lawyer for the president said the book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” as excerpted in a magazine article, includes false statements about Mr. Trump that “give rise to claims for libel” that could result in “substantial monetary damages and punitive damages.”

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Mitch McConnell Won’t Admit He Pays People To Attend His Rallies (Hint: He Does) | Crooks and Liars

Mitch McConnell Won’t Admit He Pays People To Attend His Rallies (Hint: He Does) | Crooks and Liars

via The Hill

The Kentucky Republican Party is offering volunteers all-expenses-paid trips to join Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) campaign bus tour and “contribute to an enthusiastic atmosphere” at his events.

In an email sent earlier this month and obtained by The Hill, Taylor Bumgardner, a Kentucky Republican Party regional political director, offers volunteers the opportunity to join McConnell on his tour, which launched Monday. Meals, lodging and transportation are included in the trip.

via Mitch McConnell Won’t Admit He Pays People To Attend His Rallies (Hint: He Does) | Crooks and Liars

This is the same as paying for votes which is illegal. Does anyone believe that these paid “staffers” are going to vote for someone else? In my book, this is some serious fucking election fraud. Period.

Mitch McConnell Won’t Admit He Pays People To Attend His Rallies (Hint: He Does) | Crooks and Liars

Mitch McConnell Won’t Admit He Pays People To Attend His Rallies (Hint: He Does) | Crooks and Liars

via The Hill

The Kentucky Republican Party is offering volunteers all-expenses-paid trips to join Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) campaign bus tour and “contribute to an enthusiastic atmosphere” at his events.

In an email sent earlier this month and obtained by The Hill, Taylor Bumgardner, a Kentucky Republican Party regional political director, offers volunteers the opportunity to join McConnell on his tour, which launched Monday. Meals, lodging and transportation are included in the trip.

via Mitch McConnell Won’t Admit He Pays People To Attend His Rallies (Hint: He Does) | Crooks and Liars

HELEN CALDICOTT: Small modular reactors — same nuclear disasters

HELEN CALDICOTT: Small modular reactors — same nuclear disasters

The plans are to construct a reactor complex consisting of four HTGR modules located underground to be run by only two operators in a central control room. It is claimed that HTGRs will be so safe that a containment building will be unnecessary and operators can even leave the site — “walk-away-safe” reactors.

However, should temperatures unexpectedly exceed 1600 degrees Celsius, the carbon coating will release dangerous radioactive isotopes into the helium gas and at 2000 C, the carbon would ignite creating a fierce graphite Chernobyl-type fire.

If a crack develops in the piping or building, radioactive helium would escape and air would rush in igniting the graphite.

Although HTGRs produce small amounts of low-level waste, they create larger volumes of high-level waste than conventional reactors.

Despite these obvious safety problems and despite the fact that South Africa has abandoned plans for HTGRs, the U.S. Department of Energy has unwisely chosen the HTGR as the “Next Generation Nuclear Plant”.

via independentaustralia HELEN CALDICOTT: Small modular reactors — same nuclear disasters

Hemp Farming Quadrupled in the US This Year

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Since the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act late last year, 511,000 acres have been licensed for its cultivation, according to a new report released by the advocacy group Vote Hemp.

That’s up from 78,000 acres licensed in 2018 for limited research purposes.

Marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin hemp is now legal to grow in every state except Idaho, Mississippi, New Hampshire and South Dakota.

Forbes expects the crop to be an economic boon for American farmers, noting it is currently used in over 25,000 products.

Vote Hemp expects being able to source the plant locally will make waves in the industries of nutrition, medicine, bioplastics, homebuiling, clothing and textiles and even batteries for electric cars […]

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Yemen: Another Shameful US Defeat Looms

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By Finian Cunningham | Strategic Culture Foundation | September 9, 2019

An official confirmation by the Trump administration of it holding discreet talks with Yemen’s Houthi rebels indicates a realization in Washington that its military intervention in the Arab country is an unsalvageable disaster requiring exit.

There are also reports of the Trump administration urging the Saudi rulers to engage with the Houthis, also known as Ansarullah, in order to patch up some kind of peace settlement to the more than four-year war. In short, the Americans want out of this quagmire.

Quite a turnaround. The US-backed Saudi coalition has up to now justified its aggression against the poorest country in the Arab region with claims that the rebels are Iranian proxies. Now, it seems, Washington deems the Houthi “terrorists” worthy of negotiations.

This follows a similar pattern in many other US foreign wars. First, the aggression is “justified” by…

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Hugo Boss’s Secret Nazi History

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Hugo Boss’s Secret Nazi History

Made to Measure (2017)

Film Review

This documentary traces the history of the iconic menswear fashion brand Hugo Boss.

It begins by reviewing the life of founder Hugo Boss, whose fashion business was bankrupt before he joined the Nazi Party (in 1922) and received a commission to make uniforms for the Nazi army and the SS.

Boss, whose company employed slave labor, was tried at Nuremberg. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $100,000 Reichsmark.

For the Nazis, elegant uniforms were essential to their branding of Aryan superiority (see Mumia Abu Jamal Murder Incorporated). Most were high waisted to make the wearer’s legs seemed longer. Charlie Chaplin deliberately parodied this feature in his film The Little Dictator.

Boss’s grandsons revived the company following his death in 1947. At preset, the Boss brand represents a “uniform” for the corporate man – designed to symbolize…

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