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Nicholls graduate’s vaccine research gains national attention – News – Daily Comet – Thibodaux, LA

Nicholls graduate’s vaccine research gains national attention – News – Daily Comet – Thibodaux, LA

LeBlanc surveyed about 500 people, a mix of students, staff and faculty, and ran the responses through an analysis. Each participant took a personality inventory and answered about 10 questions about his or her receipt of the flu shot.

In the end, her results showed a statistically significant association between how neurotic someone is and the likelihood that they received the flu shot each year.

The more neurotic, or anxious, someone’s personality, the more likely the person was to receive the shot, she said.

via Daily Comet Nicholls graduate’s vaccine research gains national attention – News – Daily Comet – Thibodaux, LA

Nurses Plead Guilty to Manslaughter over 2 Babies Who Died from Forced MMR Vaccines

Nurses Plead Guilty to Manslaughter over 2 Babies Who Died from Forced MMR Vaccines

Health Impact News reported on the original story in 2018 when it made headline news on TV1 in Samoa.

Tala Fou brings you breaking news on the death of two young children both aged 1-year-old from the villages of Safotu and Sasina in Savaii. Both children died within minutes of being vaccinated with the MMR vacine at Safotu Hospital on Friday morning the 6th of July.

Our News Reporter Alisa Faamaoni met with both families in Savaii today. The parents of the first child Marietta and Samuelu Tuisuesue of Sasina explained in detail to Tala Fou that within three minutes of their 1-year-old daughter Lannacallystah Samuelu being injected with the MMR vacine by a nurse she was dead. (Source.)

What was so tragic about this story was that the parents of the second child who died had reportedly already learned about the first infant’s death a couple hours earlier and declined to have their child receive the same vaccine.

The mother reported that the nurse administered the MMR vaccine against her consent, leading to the child’s immediate death upon receiving the vaccine.

via Vaccine Impact Nurses Plead Guilty to Manslaughter over 2 Babies Who Died from Forced MMR Vaccines

How the Soviet Union helped save the world from Hitler during World War II | The Independent

How the Soviet Union helped save the world from Hitler during World War II | The Independent

Unfairly or not, the current tensions obscure the scale of what’s being commemorated: Starting in 1941, the Soviet Union bore the brunt of the Nazi war machine and played perhaps the most important role in the Allies’ defeat of Hitler. By one calculation, for every single American soldier killed fighting the Germans, 80 Soviet soldiers died doing the same.

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Of course, the start of the war had been shaped by a Nazi-Soviet pact to carve up the lands in between their borders. Then Hitler turned against the U.S.S.R.

The Red Army was “the main engine of Nazism’s destruction,” writes British historian and journalist Max Hastings in “Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945.” The Soviet Union paid the harshest price: though the numbers are not exact, an estimated 26 million Soviet citizens died during World War II, including as many as 11 million soldiers. At the same time, the Germans suffered three-quarters of their wartime losses fighting the Red Army.

via How the Soviet Union helped save the world from Hitler during World War II | The Independent

The organizers behind Boston’s Straight Pride Parade should concern you – ThinkProgress

The organizers behind Boston’s Straight Pride Parade should concern you – ThinkProgress

The three men organizing the parade, planned for August 31, are John Hugo, Mark Sahady, and Chris Bartley, who is called the “gay ambassador” on the event website. Sahady has ties to groups like the Proud Boys, the New Hampshire American Guard, and the Massachusetts Patriot Front.

Hugo unsuccessfully ran for the Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District in 2018 with support and endorsement from Resist Marxism, a group that is considered to be “alt-lite” and holds anti-Semitic, misogynist, and anti-LGBTQ views.

Ahead of a Central Maine Pride Festival event in Waterville, Maine, last month the group posted on Facebook “Attention Patriots in Maine” to alert people that a drag queen planned to come in and read children’s books. Referring to Medicaid covering transition-related surgeries, the group asked, “Are we living in clown world?” The phrase “clown world” is popular in far-right spaces, according to Right Wing Watch.

via The organizers behind Boston’s Straight Pride Parade should concern you – ThinkProgress

FDA Researchers Advance Science for Vaccines to Prevent Mumps and Whooping Cough | FDA

Since the U.S. mumps vaccine program started in 1967, there has been a more than 99 percent decrease in the nation’s reported mumps cases. “Mumps is no longer common in the United States, but sporadic outbreaks still occur, even in highly vaccinated populations,” Rubin says. “Mumps was historically a disease of childhood, but outbreaks now typically involve young adults, particularly in high density, close contact environments such as on college and university campuses.”

Today in the United States, children get two doses of a combination vaccine that contains a mumps component. “But our research indicates that by college age, levels of anti-mumps virus antibodies had declined substantially,” Rubin adds, which might leave people unprotected.

So, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rubin and his team studied college-age participants’ response to a third vaccine dose. Participants responded with a sharp increase in antibodies within the first month after vaccination, but levels went down to nearly pre-dose levels within one year.

via FDA Researchers Advance Science for Vaccines to Prevent Mumps and Whooping Cough | FDA

Conclusion? Vaccines only provided a limited immune response for a couple years. Every dose of vaccine after the first one works for less time than the previous one.

The third dose of a typical vaccine only provides protective immunity for ONE YEAR, and then the person is open to getting that infection again.

Hitler’s Genocidal Fascism Built/Financed By 100 US Fascist Business Partners/Corporations; Coca Cola, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Chase Manhattan Bank, Dow Chemical, Brown Brothers Harriman, Woolworth, Alcoa, Ford, GM, IBM, Standard Oil, BBH Prescott Bush, Fascism Rising | A Green Road Journal

It used to be that Communism was dead set against Capitalism, which Communists viewed as Fascist.

Most people have no clue what fascism is, or how it is defined.

If Communism is really so bad and evil, then why are Communists now best friends with the USA? Communist Cuba/Vietnam/China are now all best buddies with the US. The US shipped millions of jobs to Communist China and will do the same with Communist Vietnam, thereby eliminating many high paying union jobs and any US made products.

via Hitler’s Genocidal Fascism Built/Financed By 100 US Fascist Business Partners/Corporations; Coca Cola, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Chase Manhattan Bank, Dow Chemical, Brown Brothers Harriman, Woolworth, Alcoa, Ford, GM, IBM, Standard Oil, BBH Prescott Bush, Fascism Rising | A Green Road Journal

Article: WWII & Holocaust COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED Without Corporate USA Rearming Germany to Destroy the USSR | OpEdNews

Article: WWII & Holocaust COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED Without Corporate USA Rearming Germany to Destroy the USSR | OpEdNews

The Treaty of Versailles that ended the First World War forced reduction of the strength of the German army from 4,500,000 in 1918 to 100,000. Its navy was not to exceed 15,000 men, including manning for the fleet, coast defenses, signal stations, administration, and other land services. Heavy weapons armored vehicles, submarines and capital ships were forbidden, as were aircraft of any kind. Compliance with these restrictions was monitored until 1927 by the Military Inter-Allied Commission of Control.

1918 to 1929 was a already a time of low economic growth and mass unemployment. The Wall Street Crash during the autumn of 1929 had grave consequences for Germany. German unemployment brought suffering to 20 million people.All over Germany there were people desperate for money needed to feed, clothe and house their families. Many of the homeless were camping out in the parks of Berlin.

There is simply no way an impoverished and utterly demilitarized Nazi Germany, with no air force, a tiny navy, no armored vehicles, no heavy weapons and a small army, could have on its own, built its armed forces up to the most powerful military in the world during the first six years of Hitler’s rule without the colossal and crucial investments in, and joint venturing by, top US corporations in low wage Nazi Germany – in outright evasion of the Versailles Treaty prohibition of German rearmament. There is no way Hitler could have begun a world war and a multi-nation Holocaust when he did without the mega enormous financial and technical help he received from the United States of America. England and France also cooperated, especially in agreeing to allow the abandonment of the prohibitions on German rearmament. Western media defended the building up of Nazi Germany’s military as only a ‘bulwark’ against the Soviet Union.

Regarding a depression so great that it threatened the status quo and required fascism and war, one need not read Marx to understand private capital will withdraw when profitability is too low to sustain the privileges and power of the ruling upper class. America’s great independent economist Thorstein Veblen assumed depression to be “the normal condition in a business-enterprise economy, to be relieved in periods of excitation caused by stimuli not intrinsic to the system, for example, war, expansion abroad, etc.”[from The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen]

Hitler had emphasized Germany’s need for ‘Lebensraum’ (‘living space’), insisting Germany’s 19th century motto ‘Drang Nach Osten’ (‘push to the East,’ a slogan designating German expansion into Slavic lands), must become a reality. All this was strikingly proclaimed by Hitler in his book Mein Kampf, [1] which by 1939 had sold 5.2 million copies in eleven languages. [Britannica]

via Article: WWII & Holocaust COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED Without Corporate USA Rearming Germany to Destroy the USSR | OpEdNews

Land of the Free? Harvard Study Ranks America Worst in the West for Fair Elections

Land of the Free? Harvard Study Ranks America Worst in the West for Fair Elections

According to the EIP, U.S. elections scored lower than Argentina, South Africa, Tunisia, and Rwanda — and strikingly lower than even Brazil. Specifically compared to Western democracies, U.S. elections scored the lowest, slightly worse than the U.K., while Denmark and Finland topped the list.

But, while certainly revealing, the U.S.’ low ranking — which places the nation in the second, or “good,” tier and perilously close to the “moderate” third tier of five possible — could hardly come as a shock to Americans.

Indeed, the 2016 elections have proven the system so rigged, even those who’d previously still harbored illusions our democracy is fair, have begun to come to terms with the truth: the political establishment’s corporatist plutocrats choose their own to install in the White House every four years.

Hillary Clinton ‘winning’ Wyoming’s primary despite being summarily trounced by Bernie Sanders in the popular vote — with her 44 percent to his 56 percent — simply evidence the latest example of the farcical illusion of choice revealed by EIP. Superdelegates — who aren’t beholden to vote for a candidate according to the popular choice and could potentially sway the nomination — are causing an even greater uproar among Democrats fed up with the establishment’s obvious favorite candidate, Hillary.

via Land of the Free? Harvard Study Ranks America Worst in the West for Fair Elections

Quit voting for the lesser evil, as it generates only MORE EVIL.

Vote only for those who are not billionaires, who take no corporate money.

 

Article: WWII & Holocaust COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED Without Corporate USA Rearming Germany to Destroy the USSR | OpEdNews

Article: WWII & Holocaust COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED Without Corporate USA Rearming Germany to Destroy the USSR | OpEdNews

The Treaty of Versailles that ended the First World War forced reduction of the strength of the German army from 4,500,000 in 1918 to 100,000. Its navy was not to exceed 15,000 men, including manning for the fleet, coast defenses, signal stations, administration, and other land services. Heavy weapons armored vehicles, submarines and capital ships were forbidden, as were aircraft of any kind. Compliance with these restrictions was monitored until 1927 by the Military Inter-Allied Commission of Control.

1918 to 1929 was a already a time of low economic growth and mass unemployment. The Wall Street Crash during the autumn of 1929 had grave consequences for Germany. German unemployment brought suffering to 20 million people.All over Germany there were people desperate for money needed to feed, clothe and house their families. Many of the homeless were camping out in the parks of Berlin.

There is simply no way an impoverished and utterly demilitarized Nazi Germany, with no air force, a tiny navy, no armored vehicles, no heavy weapons and a small army, could have on its own, built its armed forces up to the most powerful military in the world during the first six years of Hitler’s rule without the colossal and crucial investments in, and joint venturing by, top US corporations in low wage Nazi Germany – in outright evasion of the Versailles Treaty prohibition of German rearmament. There is no way Hitler could have begun a world war and a multi-nation Holocaust when he did without the mega enormous financial and technical help he received from the United States of America. England and France also cooperated, especially in agreeing to allow the abandonment of the prohibitions on German rearmament. Western media defended the building up of Nazi Germany’s military as only a ‘bulwark’ against the Soviet Union.

Regarding a depression so great that it threatened the status quo and required fascism and war, one need not read Marx to understand private capital will withdraw when profitability is too low to sustain the privileges and power of the ruling upper class. America’s great independent economist Thorstein Veblen assumed depression to be “the normal condition in a business-enterprise economy, to be relieved in periods of excitation caused by stimuli not intrinsic to the system, for example, war, expansion abroad, etc.”[from The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen]

Hitler had emphasized Germany’s need for ‘Lebensraum’ (‘living space’), insisting Germany’s 19th century motto ‘Drang Nach Osten’ (‘push to the East,’ a slogan designating German expansion into Slavic lands), must become a reality. All this was strikingly proclaimed by Hitler in his book Mein Kampf, [1] which by 1939 had sold 5.2 million copies in eleven languages. [Britannica]

via Article: WWII & Holocaust COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED Without Corporate USA Rearming Germany to Destroy the USSR | OpEdNews

25 Reasons to Avoid the Gardasil Vaccine • Children’s Health Defense

25 Reasons to Avoid the Gardasil Vaccine • Children’s Health Defense

Cervical cancer risk-benefit ratio not worth it
13. The median age of cervical cancer death is 58 years. Gardasil targets millions of healthy preadolescents and teens for whom the risk of dying from cervical cancer is practically zero. Interventions for healthy people must have a risk profile that is also practically zero.
14. Annual deaths from cervical cancer in the U.S. are 2.3/100,000. The death rate in the Gardasil clinical trials was 85/100,000—or 37 times that of cervical cancer.
15. With 76 million children vaccinated at an average cost of $420 for the three-shot Gardasil series, the cost of saving one American life from cervical cancer amounts to about $18.3 million dollars. By contrast, the value of a human life according to the Department of Health and Human Services’s (HHS’s) National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is $250,000—the maximum amount that the government program will award for a vaccine-related death.
16. According to Gardasil’s package insert, women are 100 times more likely to suffer a severe event following vaccination with Gardasil than they are to get cervical cancer.
17. The chances of getting an autoimmune disease from Gardasil, even if the vaccine works, are 1,000 times greater than the chances of being saved from a cervical cancer death.
18. Women in Gardasil clinical trials with evidence of current HPV infection and previous exposure to HPV had a 44% increased risk of developing cervical lesions or cancer following vaccination.
19. Women who get the Gardasil vaccine as preteens or teens are more likely to skip cervical cancer screening as adults, mistakenly assuming that HPV vaccination is a replacement for screening and that the vaccine will eliminate all risk.
Since Gardasil came on the U.S. market in 2006, people have reported over 450 deaths and over 61,000 serious medical conditions from HPV vaccines to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.

via 25 Reasons to Avoid the Gardasil Vaccine • Children’s Health Defense

School shootings in the US compared with the rest of the world – CNN

School shootings in the US compared with the rest of the world – CNN

There have been at least 288 school shootings in the United States since January 1, 2009.
That’s 57 times as many shootings as the other six G7 countries combined.

via School shootings in the US compared with the rest of the world – CNN

VACCINE FAILURE: 26% Contract Measles Despite 2 or More Measles-Containing Vaccines

FAIL: 26% Contract Measles Despite 2 or More Measles-Containing Vaccines, New Chinese Study Finds

They go on to reference research indicating that measles vaccine effectiveness may be as low as 23.1% for one dose. They also reference a long-term study of measles antibodies in children who have been vaccinated early (at 9 months) during an outbreak in The Netherlands which found that “children vaccinated at 9 months had significantly lower concentrations of measles antibodies compared to a control group at 4 years of age,” indicating that vaccinating at an early age is not producing measles immunity as commonly believed.

The study concluded with the following dismal prospects for the much heralded high effectiveness of the measles vaccination programs:

“This analysis of measles cases in Tianjin found that among children with a recorded vaccine history, a substantial number of those who contracted measles had received at least one MCV dose. Although time-to-diagnosis following vaccination increases with receipt of each successive dose of measles vaccine, the fact that 8.5% of cases in the surveillance dataset and 26% in the case series contracted measles despite 2 or more doses of MCV is surprising

via GreenMedInfo FAIL: 26% Contract Measles Despite 2 or More Measles-Containing

Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists 

Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists

Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost always lethal.

Around 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Britain every year and 11,000 will die from their illness.

Many are given chemotherapy before surgery, but the new research suggests that, although it shrinks tumours in the short term, it could trigger the spread of cancer cells around the body.

It is thought the toxic medication switches on a repair mechanism in the body which ultimately allows tumours to grow back stronger. It also increases the number of ‘doorways’ on blood vessels which allow cancer to spread throughout the body.

via TelegraphUK Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists 

Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH on Vaccine Cold Storage and Handling – US Supreme Court Majority Ruled Vaccines “Unavoidably Unsafe – Vaccine Cold Chain; Lose Effectiveness In Light, Being Out Of Storage, After Expiration Date – 5 Things You Don’t Know About Vaccines – Vaccine Failures | A Green Road Journal

A federal investigation found that 3 out of 4 healthcare providers (such as medical doctors or pharmacists) were not storing vaccines properly, thus making the vaccines ineffective.

via Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH on Vaccine Cold Storage and Handling – US Supreme Court Majority Ruled Vaccines “Unavoidably Unsafe – Vaccine Cold Chain; Lose Effectiveness In Light, Being Out Of Storage, After Expiration Date – 5 Things You Don’t Know About Vaccines – Vaccine Failures | A Green Road Journal

The Safety Implications of Pharmacists Giving Vaccines – The Vaccine Reaction

The Safety Implications of Pharmacists Giving Vaccines – The Vaccine Reaction

The pressure to work faster has led to increases in prescription drug errors. In an investigation led by The Chicago Tribune in 2016, half of the 255 pharmacies tested in the Chicago area failed to warn prescription users for potential drug interactions that could be harmful or fatal.4 5 The investigation found that pharmacists frequently hurry through legally required drug safety reviews, omit them altogether and/or and fail to ask patients whether they are taking other medications.4 In fact, pharmacists are required to work at such a high speed that many have complained they are hesitant to drink liquids during their shift because they do not have the time for a bathroom break.4

Initially states in the U.S. only authorized pharmacists to administer the influenza vaccine. However, today nearly every state allows pharmacists to administer almost all vaccines.6 Given what is already known about corporate quotas and their effect on medication dispensing speed and prescription drug errors, there is legitimate reason to be concerned about the safety of vaccine delivery by pharmacists. Although pharmacists are required to assess and screen patients for contraindications and take precautions before administering a vaccine,7 this is unlikely to occur given the time constraints and quota requirements, all of which creates a potentially dangerous situation for children and adults getting their vaccines in pharmacies.

This leads to another question: Are most pharmacists monitoring and reporting serious reactions, hospitalizations, injuries and deaths that follow vaccinations they administer to people to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)? Are they keeping patients in the drug store long enough to monitor for anaphylaxis or syncope (fainting)? Since pharmacists are now administering a substantial portion of vaccines, they do have the responsibility of reporting vaccine adverse events to VAERS, but is this actually occurring given that they are working at high speeds to meet their quotas?

via The Safety Implications of Pharmacists Giving Vaccines – The Vaccine Reaction

Rotavirus Vaccine Contamination: A Threat to Human Health – NVIC

Vaccine Contamination: A Threat to Human Health – NVIC

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) joins with holistic health pioneer Dr. Joseph Mercola in calling for Merck to voluntarily recall its live rotavirus vaccine – RotaTeq – which is contaminated with parts of a lethal virus that infects pigs – porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) – and publicly pledge to clean-up the vaccine.

On May 7th, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) publicly pledged to re-formulate its rotavirus vaccine, Rotarix, by removing DNA from a non-lethal pig virus (PCV1). RotaTeq is contaminated with DNA from both PCV1 and PCV2. PCV2 is an aggressive virus that causes immune suppression, wasting disease and death in baby pigs.

“Responsible corporations voluntarily recall contaminated foods and drugs that could possibly compromise safety,” said NVIC Co-Founder & President Barbara Loe Fisher. “When RotaTeq is squirted into the mouths of babies, how many doctors or parents know those babies are swallowing DNA from a virus that can injure and kill baby pigs?”

“No company marketing a product found to be contaminated should be given a free pass,” said Dr. Joseph Mercola. “It is always dangerous to assume safety. Vaccines contaminated with viral DNA that could evolve and infect humans cannot and should not be assumed to be safe,” said Dr. Mercola.

The FDA recommended in March that doctors temporarily suspend use of GSK’s Rotarix vaccine after an independent lab using new technology detected PCV1 DNA in the rotavirus vaccine given to infants 2 to 6 months of age. At a special FDA advisory committee meeting on May 7, NVIC called on the FDA to legally require manufacturers to adhere to regulations for testing of vaccines before and after licensure for contamination and also require stricter labeling standards to fully inform consumers about any foreign DNA content that remains in vaccines.

On May 14, the FDA withdrew its suspension of Rotarix vaccine recommendation and pronounced both vaccines safe, even though both remain contaminated and safety data on PCV2 contamination of RotaTeq was not evaluated by the FDA advisory committee.

via Vaccine Contamination: A Threat to Human Health – NVIC

Statins can trigger a deadly disease ALS| NaturalHealth365

Statins can trigger a deadly disease | NaturalHealth365

(NaturalHealth365) Conventionally speaking, statins are designed to ‘protect’ your health by lowering your cholesterol.  But, in too many cases, there are patients uninformed about the fatal threat of this type of drug. (allow me to explain)

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge?  Well, hopefully you remember the disease that the viral challenge was raising money (and awareness) for.  That disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease – clinically known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS – is thought to occur “sporadically” in about 90 percent of the cases, according to the ALS Association.

Yet, sadly, stunning new research reveals a possible driving factor behind these ‘sporadic cases’ of ALS: statins, or the popular class of drugs used to lower cholesterol.

via Statins can trigger a deadly disease | NaturalHealth365

JAMA Study: Flu Shots Are Killing Elderly Citizens In Record Numbers

JAMA Study: Flu Shots Are Killing Elderly Citizens In Record Numbers

According to data collected by the study, 60 percent of people aged 65-years and over have a massively increased risk of death if they receive the flu shot.

Sharyl Attkisson, former investigative journalist for CBS, says the study highlights how those vaccines may actually be killing lives rather than saving them.

Inquisitr.com reports: In her blog, Attkisson cites a buried JAMA study from almost a decade ago which showed that there was no improvement in mortality rates among senior citizens with a flu vaccine, even after greatly increased vaccination rates. The study “got little attention,” she says, “because the science came down on the wrong side.”

Whereas the researchers had set out to prove that the push for massive flu vaccination would save the world, the researchers were “astonished” to find that the data did not support their presupposition at all. The data actually shows that deaths increased, not decreased, among seniors following vaccination.

via NewsPunch JAMA Study: Flu Shots Are Killing Elderly Citizens In Record Numbers

The 19th Amendment was passed 100 years ago granting women right to vote, fulfilling female suffrage movement – CBS News

The 19th Amendment was passed 100 years ago granting women right to vote, fulfilling female suffrage movement – CBS News

The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, celebrates a big birthday on Tuesday, as it was passed by both chambers of Congress 100 years ago on June 4, 1919. According to the National Archives, the House of Representatives first passed the amendment on May 21, 1919, and two weeks later, on June 4, the Senate followed with a vote of 56 to 25. The next year, following approval by three-fourths of state legislatures, the amendment was ratified into the Constitution.

The opening of the Amendment’s text reads, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

via The 19th Amendment was passed 100 years ago granting women right to vote, fulfilling female suffrage movement – CBS News

GOP congressman, defending accused war criminal, says his unit ‘killed probably hundreds of civilians’ in Iraq combat

GOP congressman, defending accused war criminal, says his unit ‘killed probably hundreds of civilians’ in Iraq combat

California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, defending a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq, said his own unit “killed probably hundreds of civilians,” unintentionally, during his 2004 tour as a Marine field artillery officer in Fallujah, Iraq.

In an interview with Barstool Sports’ Zero Blog Thirty podcast, Hunter explained his support of Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who has been accused of war crimes and is being considered for pardon by President Trump.

“I was an artillery officer, and we fired hundreds of rounds into Fallujah, killed probably hundreds of civilians, if not scores, if not hundreds of civilians,” Hunter said. “Probably killed women and children, if there were any left in the city when we invaded. So do I get judged too?”

via GOP congressman, defending accused war criminal, says his unit ‘killed probably hundreds of civilians’ in Iraq combat

Anything and everything is justified in never ending war, as fascism rises.

Slavery was legal. Segregation was legal. Genocide was legal, and war crimes are now also … legal?

The Afghan Files: Defence leak exposes deadly secrets of Australia’s special forces – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Afghan Files: Defence leak exposes deadly secrets of Australia’s special forces – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Another document refers to a “desensitisation” and “drift in values” among elite Special Air Service soldiers serving in Afghanistan, while others allude to deep divisions between the two elite units which primarily comprise the special forces – the SAS based in Perth and 2 Commando Regiment based in Sydney.

A large proportion of the documents are reports on at least 10 incidents between 2009-2013 in which special forces troops shot dead insurgents, but also unarmed men and children.

The Inspector General of the Australian Defence Force is investigating at least two of the incidents as part of its inquiry into the conduct in

via The Afghan Files: Defence leak exposes deadly secrets of Australia’s special forces – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC’s Sydney headquarters raided by Australian Federal Police over Afghan Files stories – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC’s Sydney headquarters raided by Australian Federal Police over Afghan Files stories – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australian Federal Police officers are raiding the ABC’s Sydney headquarters over a series of 2017 stories known as The Afghan Files.

The stories, by ABC investigative journalists Dan Oakes and Sam Clark, revealed allegations of unlawful killings and misconduct by Australian special forces in Afghanistan and were based off hundreds of pages of secret Defence documents leaked to the ABC.

The search warrant names Oakes, Clark and the ABC’s director of News Gaven Morris.

Three AFP officers entered the ABC first, followed shortly afterwards by three police IT technicians.

The Afghan Files

The ABC’s Afghan Files stories in 2017 gave an unprecedented insight into the operations of Australia’s elite special forces, detailing incidents of troops killing unarmed men and children and concerns about a “warrior culture” among soldiers.
AFP officers served the ABC legal team with a warrant and are in talks with them about how the search warrant will be executed.

via ABC’s Sydney headquarters raided by Australian Federal Police over Afghan Files stories – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Fascism rising globally

Trump administration bans cruise ships, yachts from traveling to Cuba – Business Insider

Trump administration bans cruise ships, yachts from traveling to Cuba – Business Insider

President Donald Trump’s administration is restricting travel to Cuba, the US State Department said on Tuesday.
The Trump administration is ending an educational travel program and banning “passenger and recreational vessels” — which include cruise ships and yachts, as well as private and corporate planes — from traveling to Cuba.

via Trump administration bans cruise ships, yachts from traveling to Cuba – Business Insider

Fascism rising in the USA..

US Is Dependent On Communist China For Almost 80% Of It’s Medicine/Vitamins/Cancer Drugs – Toxic China Has 15 Most Polluted Cities On Planet – Why Is The US Promoting A Dictatorial, Freedom And Human Rights Crushing Country And Sending Them Millions High Wage Union Jobs? | A Green Road Journal

Did you know that your anti cancer drug probably came from Communist China, and was manufactured there? Big Pharma loves to claim that all drugs should be made in the US for ‘quality’ reasons. They claim that all drugs sold in the US are manufactured in the US, but it turns out that this is a lie. Most drugs are made in Communist China according to the following article. Communist China has a really bad reputation as far as quality of products, or toxic products that poison people goes.

via US Is Dependent On Communist China For Almost 80% Of It’s Medicine/Vitamins/Cancer Drugs – Toxic China Has 15 Most Polluted Cities On Planet – Why Is The US Promoting A Dictatorial, Freedom And Human Rights Crushing Country And Sending Them Millions High Wage Union Jobs? | A Green Road Journal

Tiananmen Square Massacre – Lessons From 1989 Democracy/Occupy Movement Crushed By Dictatorial 1% Communist China Government – Up To 5,000 People Killed, No Rights, Democracy, Or Freedoms Allowed For The 99% In China – Why Is US Sending Them Millions Of Union Jobs? | A Green Road Journal

Today marks 30 years since the bloody Tiananmen Square massacre. Up to 5,000 unarmed and peaceful civilians were massacred by Chinese army troops, on the order of the despotic Chinese Communist leadership, inside of a public square where they were peacefully demonstrating for democracy and freedom.

via Tiananmen Square Massacre – Lessons From 1989 Democracy/Occupy Movement Crushed By Dictatorial 1% Communist China Government – Up To 5,000 People Killed, No Rights, Democracy, Or Freedoms Allowed For The 99% In China – Why Is US Sending Them Millions Of Union Jobs? | A Green Road Journal

New Nuclear Laundry – Sign the Letter of Complaint to Ombudsman in Workington this Saturday – 1pm at the Clock

Energy Coast Nuclear Laundry – 2019

Google Map of Energy Coast Laundry Site 29th May 2019 a

Google Map image captured 2009 of the site now a nuclear laundry next to Wulfsport International.

See you at the Lookout Clock in Workington on Saturday 8th June from 1pm  – add your name to the Official Complaint about this New Nuclear Laundry

People may have seen local press coverage about the new nuclear laundry which has set up shop on the Lillyhall Business Park.   Allerdale  Borough Council have washed their hands of any responsibility for this dirty nuclear laundry saying that planning permission was not necessary as the site (near to an industrial bakery, cafe and college) was already a laundry. 

Radiation Free Lakeland are asking Allerdale residents to join them in making a complaint about the lack of planning scrutiny over Workington’s new nuclear laundry.  The complaint will be made to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman and states:  “Allerdale and neighbouring Copeland residents…

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Opening of the Morganza Spillway Put Off Until Next Sunday

Mining Awareness +

Why do they keep scheduling it for a Sunday? Are they planning a crawfish boil with crawfish, potatoes, and beer? Let’s hope that it’s not too much Big Easy attitude and too late! Ne laissez pas les bon temps rouler! Laissez le Mississippi rouler par voie de Morganza!

Crawfish – https://youtu.be/bQOlgXaSDy8

UPDATE: OPERATION OF THE MORGANZA FLOODWAY POSTPONED
Published June 3, 2019
NEW ORLEANS – Based on the current forecast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delaying operation of the Morganza Floodway until June 9, 2019.

The Mississippi River is predicted to reach 60 feet at the structure on June 12, 2019 instead of the previously forecasted June 9, 2019.

The Army Corps of Engineers only intends to operate the structure when needed as to not put additional water into the Atchafalaya Basin.

We will continue to monitor the forecast daily. Updates will be provided on Facebook at…

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Catholic bishop who ignored child sex abuse cases calls Pride parades ‘harmful for children’ / LGBTQ Nation

Catholic bishop who ignored child sex abuse cases calls Pride parades ‘harmful for children’ / LGBTQ Nation

On Saturday, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, a Roman Catholic leader who by his own admission ignored incidents of child sexual abuse when they occurred in his church, tweeted the following message:

A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ “Pride Month” events held in June. They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children.

via Catholic bishop who ignored child sex abuse cases calls Pride parades ‘harmful for children’ / LGBTQ Nation

Trump administration is responsible for the largest reduction in protected land in US history, study finds – CNN

Trump administration is responsible for the largest reduction in protected land in US history, study finds – CNN

The study noted that in 2017, the Trump administration enacted two of the largest downsizes of protected lands in US history; Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument in southern Utah lost 51% of its protected land and Bears Ears lost 85%. With those actions, land twice the size of Rhode Island came out of protection.
The changes enabled mining and oil and gas development, the study said. These decisions are currently under litigation, according to the study, but the US government has identified nine other National Monuments in the United States for downgrading or downsizing.

via Trump administration is responsible for the largest reduction in protected land in US history, study finds – CNN

Trump faces giant ‘USS John McCain’ and Obama approval ratings projected onto London landmarks during state visit | The Independent

Trump faces giant ‘USS John McCain’ and Obama approval ratings projected onto London landmarks during state visit | The Independent

They showed Mr Trump as having a rating of 21 per cent in the UK, while Mr Obama was shown to have 72 per cent.

Led By Donkeys tweeted the president: “Just so you know, you’re wildly unpopular here in Britain.

“Sad! People really don’t like you (though they love @BarackObama). Hope you like seeing your failing approval numbers projected onto the Tower of London.”

via Trump faces giant ‘USS John McCain’ and Obama approval ratings projected onto London landmarks during state visit | The Independent

West Virginia Senate passes sweeping education bill to ban teacher strikes – ThinkProgress

West Virginia Senate passes sweeping education bill to ban teacher strikes – ThinkProgress

The West Virginia State Senate on Monday passed a sweeping education overhaul bill that would deem teacher strikes unlawful.

The chamber voted 18-15 to advance the measure — after Senate Republicans inserted an amendment during a special session Sunday that would ban public worker strikes, amid protests from teachers and workers in the chamber, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The legislation also allows for an unlimited number of charter schools in the state.

via West Virginia Senate passes sweeping education bill to ban teacher strikes – ThinkProgress

The Republican and Trump led war on unions continues.

Fascism rising.

Homeless man jailed for 20 weeks for sitting on the ground ‘without reasonable excuse’ | Somerset County Gazette

Homeless man jailed for 20 weeks for sitting on the ground ‘without reasonable excuse’ | Somerset County Gazette

A HOMELESS Taunton man has been jailed for 20 weeks for sitting on the ground “without reasonable excuse”.

Haydon Mark Baker, 33, who was staying at a homeless hostel at the time, pleaded guilty to a total of three similar offences when he appeared at Taunton Magistrates’ Court last week.

via Homeless man jailed for 20 weeks for sitting on the ground ‘without reasonable excuse’ | Somerset County Gazette

Yemeni Resistance Qasef Drone Targets Saudi-Led Military Parade in Aden | Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog

Yemeni Resistance Qasef Drone Targets Saudi-Led Military Parade in Aden | Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog

Last month, the Wall Street Journal described the Ansarullah as the world’s “most proficient” group in using unmanned aerial vehicles, saying it has greatly upgraded the precision of its armed drones.

The Ansarullah “have launched armed drone attacks with far more precision and reach than the US and its Gulf allies have publicly acknowledged,” the leading American newspaper said.

The paper touched on an Ansarullah drone attack on Abu Dhabi Airport in July 2018, which was denied by the United Arab Emirates.

Several sources told the Wall Street Journal that “despite the denial at the time, this attack did indeed happen,” the paper stressed.

The reason for the cover-up was that had the attack gone publicly known, “it could have had widespread economic ramifications for the UAE and other countries in the Gulf region”, it added.

via Yemeni Resistance Qasef Drone Targets Saudi-Led Military Parade in Aden | Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog

Fukushima Mega Nuclear Disaster Radioactive Iodine Fallout Hit USA; Caused 28% Increase In Thyroid Problems, Babies/Infants Born After 3/11 In AK, HW, OR, WA, According To Pediatrics Published Study – Global Radioactive Iodine Measurements – Iodine Radiation Medical Treatment | A Green Road Journal

nfants are much more vulnerable to radiation than adults. And see this….However, radiation safety standards are set based on the assumption that everyone in the world is a healthy man in his 20s….Now, a medical doctor (Janette D. Sherman, M. D.) and epidemiologist (Joseph Mangano) have released a study showing a 28% increase in thyroid problems in babies born in Hawaii and America’s West Coast after the Fukushima nuclear accident…

via Fukushima Mega Nuclear Disaster Radioactive Iodine Fallout Hit USA; Caused 28% Increase In Thyroid Problems, Babies/Infants Born After 3/11 In AK, HW, OR, WA, According To Pediatrics Published Study – Global Radioactive Iodine Measurements – Iodine Radiation Medical Treatment | A Green Road Journal

500 Gas Car Fires Per Day — Can We Please Get Serious About Electric Car Battery Fires? | CleanTechnica

500 Gas Car Fires Per Day — Can We Please Get Serious About Electric Car Battery Fires? | CleanTechnica

500 Gasoline Fires A Day
According to a recent FEMA report, “from 2014 to 2016 an estimated 171,500 highway vehicle fires occurred in the United States, resulting in an annual average of 345 deaths; 1,300 injuries; and $1.1 billion in property loss. These highway vehicle fires accounted for 13 percent of fires responded to by fire departments across the nation.”

The report adds, “Approximately one in eight fires responded to by fire departments across the nation is a highway vehicle fire. This does not include the tens of thousands of fire department responses to highway vehicle accident sites.”

In May, three people were killed when a gas station in Virginia exploded. In February, two cars were destroyed when a gas station in North Carolina burst into flames.

via 500 Gas Car Fires Per Day — Can We Please Get Serious About Electric Car Battery Fires? | CleanTechnica

How Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering Cleared the Path for Abortion Bans

How Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering Cleared the Path for Abortion Bans

ARI BERMAN: So, these issues are all connected. And when we saw all of these abortion bans, one thing that I realized is that many of the states passing these abortion bans recently also are very heavily gerrymandered. So, you have, for example, in Ohio, which was one state that passed this abortion ban, Republican candidates in Ohio for the state House got 50% of votes in the last election but control 63% of legislative seats. You look at Missouri, Republican candidates in the Missouri House got 57% of the votes but control 71% of the seats.

via How Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering Cleared the Path for Abortion Bans

Arctic Is Thawing So Fast Scientists Are Losing Their Measuring Tools

Arctic Is Thawing So Fast Scientists Are Losing Their Measuring Tools

We’ve never experienced anything like this: We are living with the full knowledge of our collapsing biosphere and watching huge portions of it vanishing before our very eyes. Meanwhile, the industrial growth society (as eco-philosopher, author and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy calls it) continues to grind on, and this veneer of normalcy persists one more day.

Yet simultaneously, a great awakening is occurring. Millions of people around the world are rising to protect what remains, working to mitigate the damage and to adapt to the drastically changing world. They are working to hold space for that which, despite seemingly overwhelming odds, may continue in the wake of this great collapse.

I have been giving a lot of lectures lately about the climate catastrophe that is upon us, and have increasingly been led to discuss grief. My own experience has shown me that only by facing what is happening head on, and allowing my heart to break, can I begin to respond accordingly.

via Truthout Arctic Is Thawing So Fast Scientists Are Losing Their Measuring Tools

House approves much-delayed $19.1B disaster aid bill | TheHill

House approves much-delayed $19.1B disaster aid bill | TheHill

The House on Monday passed a $19.1 billion disaster relief package, finally sending legislation to the White House that had been repeatedly blocked by conservatives over the Memorial Day recess.

The legislation was approved in a 354-58 vote.

The House sought to move the bill three times by unanimous consent over the last week, but the vote was blocked by a different conservative Republican each time.

GOP Reps. Chip Roy (Texas), Thomas Massie (Ky.) and John Rose (Tenn.) each blocked the unanimous consent vote, arguing there should be a full debate on the measure.

via House approves much-delayed $19.1B disaster aid bill | TheHill

When Does A Person Need To Consider The Possibility That A Religion Is Mythology?

You Need To Consider The Possibility Your Religion Is Mythology

There are at least 4,200 religions in the world today, and countless more have been lost to history. It’s obvious there’s a 0% chance all of them are the true word of God. Some thinkers have speculated that each religion is at least a little divinely inspired and holds a piece of the puzzle left to us by God to put together. But the only way to come to that conclusion is to ignore huge tracts of doctrine in each religion. Ultimately, none of them are compatible. If any religion is true, there’s only one.

This means at least over 6 billion people alive today believe in a religion that was written 100% by human beings and 0% dictated by the creator of the universe. A belief system written by human beings that has no bearing on the factual nature of reality is mythology. The cold, hard truth of reality is that the vast majority of the people alive today believe in mythology and dogmatically refuse to even consider the possibility that’s true. So if you believe in religion, there’s automatically a 99% chance you believe in mythology. If you refuse to question your beliefs, there’s no way for you to know if they’re true, which increases the chance that you believe in mythology, up to 99.9%. This number is increased to 99.99% if your religion contains any of the following:

1: Human sacrifices

2: Moral values that reflect the needs and wants of a specific primitive culture

3: Instructions to hurt, kill or look down on other people

4: Reasons to look down on yourself

5: A pyramid-shaped authority structure

6: Scientifically inaccurate statements

7: Magical beings, powers or events that no longer exist

via Church And State You Need To Consider The Possibility Your Religion Is Mythology

And it may even be a cult, which is much worse than a religion that does not work in reality.

What are the elements of a cult?

That is a different question and a different article.

Resistance versus Selectivity

Being in a state of resistance is emanating a loud energetic no to everything. It can be difficult to shift from resistance to acceptance. What if you could shift from resistance to the idea of selectivity?

Being selective means agreeing to some inclusion which softens your resistance and opens you to some areas of expansion and forward movement. As you become more positively focused by choosing what you would like to include, you begin to be more present and comfortable, and from there gratitude will naturally occur. And just like that you will have shifted into the space that you can create and grow from.

Never be afraid to use stepping stones to help you get from one energetic place to another! We encourage you to try many different incremental approaches until you find the ones that are most effective and easiest for you to remember to use. This is all part of getting to know and guide yourself like never before which can be the most wonderful process of discovery! ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young

via Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Monday June 3, 2019

High radiation levels found in giant clams near U.S. nuclear dump in Marshall Islands « Antinuclear

High radiation levels found in giant clams near U.S. nuclear dump in Marshall Islands « Antinuclear

Researchers have found high levels of radiation in giant clams near the Central Pacific site where the United States entombed waste from nuclear testing almost four decades ago, raising concerns the contamination is spreading from the dump site’s tainted groundwater into the ocean and the food chain.

He said isotopic analyses indicated the lagoon contamination was from residue from the initial nuclear weapons testing.

Between 1946 and 1958, the United States tested 67 nuclear devices in the Marshall Islands, including 44 in Enewetak Atoll, one of the nation’s 29 coral atolls. Although the Marshall Islands were home to only 6% of the total number of tests conducted by the United States, it bore the brunt of more than half the total energy yield of all U.S. nuclear weapons testing.

Much of the fallout from those events is now entombed within Runit Dome. According to a photograph taken of Hamilton’s presentation slides, the 377-foot-wide crater in Enewetak Atoll contains groundwater samples with radiation levels 1,000 to 6,000 times higher than those found in the open ocean.

.https://www.latimes.com/science/environment/la-me-marshall-islands-dome-is-leaking-radiation-20190528-story.htm

via High radiation levels found in giant clams near U.S. nuclear dump in Marshall Islands « Antinuclear

Pope Francis Targeted by Degenerate, Self-Hating Homophobes and Right-Wing Steve Bannon Allies – RAI with Mathew Fox (1/8)

Pope Francis Targeted by Degenerate, Self-Hating Homophobes and Right-Wing Steve Bannon Allies – RAI with Mathew Fox (1/8)

In Frederic Martel’s book published in early 2019, In the Closet of the Vatican, Martel’s book describes the situation of something he calls a ‘ring of lust’ amongst many of the top hierarchy of the Vatican, who conduct homosexual orgies and other kinds of sexual abuse. And those people involved in that, he says, are in fact amongst the worst at condemning homosexuality.

In a review of the book written by Matthew Fox, a former Catholic priest and now Episcopalian priest, Fox writes:

“Pope Francis is still stuck in doctrinal chains regarding sexuality, which are tough to throw off and break through because the ecclesial radical right has completely weaponized sexuality as its modus operandi, as its test of orthodoxy, from birth control to divorce to abortion to homosexuality, and even masturbation. The right has chosen its weapon of choice.”

via The Real News Pope Francis Targeted by Degenerate, Self-Hating Homophobes and Right-Wing Steve Bannon Allies – RAI with Mathew Fox (1/8)

The Coming Economic Crash That Will Destabilize America Even More Than The Last One Did

The Coming Economic Crash That Will Destabilize America Even More Than The Last One Did

The narrative that President Trump has spun about a recent “economic miracle” is ridiculous fiction. Amid continually rising inequality and a recession that’s ongoing for many people, living conditions are mostly either stagnating or worsening. For the average person, the supposed economic boom of the last two years hasn’t been materially perceptible. Real wage growth has fallen since 2006, and it only increased 1.9% in 2018. Around half of Americans are poor by modern standards, 6 in 10 don’t have more than $1000 in savings, and American household debt is at a record high. A recent study has even shown that 43% of American families can’t afford a monthly budget that covers housing, food, child care, healthcare, transportation and a cell phone.

In the near future, many of the people who are already financially strained will join this more severely impoverished facet of the population. An economic crash is coming that in all likelihood will be worse than the one from 2008, and it’s going to put a massive stress test to a nation that’s already economically and politically vulnerable to crisis.

When this crash comes, it will destroy the last shreds of popular support for Reaganomics, as well as make capitalism itself less popular. It won’t matter how much Trump and his right-wing media allies try to deny the reality of poverty or blame the country’s problems on foreigners; when the economy falls out, people will become angry at the system. Trump’s base will largely turn against him, a populist protest movement will appear, and the government will lash out as it sees its power become threatened.

via Medium The Coming Economic Crash That Will Destabilize America Even More Than The Last One Did

Under Trump’s Tariffs, The US Lost 20,000 Solar Energy Jobs

Under Trump’s Tariffs, The US Lost 20,000 Solar Energy Jobs

However, solar energy jobs have stagnated and dipped for two consecutive years since the Department of Energy’s initial report, with a loss of 10,000 jobs in 2017 followed by a further 8,000 in 2018. Although some job losses were foreseen as a result of project finalizations in several states, the biggest contributing factor was President Trump’s tariffs on solar panels . The first shot fired in what would become a wide-ranging trade war with China in 2018, the U.S.’ decision to add a 30% tariff on foreign-produced solar panels had a negative effect on its domestic solar industry, which heavily relies on cheap imports.

via Forbes Under Trump’s Tariffs, The US Lost 20,000 Solar Energy Jobs

How Dollar General Makes Billions Each Year | Fortune

How Dollar General Makes Billions Each Year | Fortune

The industry has plenty of room to grow. According to Nielsen data, dollar stores were the only category of retail whose total number of U.S. locations increased last year. But by some estimates, they account for only 4% of total retail sales. Dollar General hopes to keep capitalizing. On an earnings call last year, Vasos told analysts that he thought the country had room for another 12,000 or 13,000 dollar-store locations; this year alone, Dollar General will open 975. As Vasos notes, “Saving now is more chic than ever.”

via How Dollar General Makes Billions Each Year | Fortune

These Are the States That Passed ‘Heartbeat Bills’ | Fortune

These Are the States That Passed ‘Heartbeat Bills’ | Fortune

Louisiana became the next state likely to pass a “heartbeat bill” this week, aiming to ban abortion as soon as a “fetal heartbeat” is detected. This provision amounts to a near total ban on abortion, as such activity can be heard as early as six weeks—before many woman are even aware they’re pregnant.

The terms “heartbeat bill” and “fetal heartbeat” themselves are misnomers, phrases coined by conservative politicians to create the illusion of a child in need of protection, says Planned Parenthood, since a heart has yet to form at six weeks; the detected rhythm is electrical activity coming from a 4-millimeter-wide growth called the fetal pole.

Regardless of language, this type of regulation threatens the precedent set by Roe v. Wade in 1973, when the Supreme Court stated the decision to have an abortion cannot be regulated before roughly the end of the first trimester. Before this point, around 12 weeks, the court’s opinion states abortion “must be left to the medical judgment of the pregnant woman’s attending physician.”

via These Are the States That Passed ‘Heartbeat Bills’ | Fortune

Remember when Republicans said that they wanted a ‘smaller’ government?

Remember when Republicans said government was intruding too much into personal lives, privacy and had become too powerful?

U.S. Trade Deficit Hits Highest Level in History at $891.3B | Fortune

U.S. Trade Deficit Hits Highest Level in History at $891.3B | Fortune

President Trump’s America First policies are not having their intended effect.

The Commerce Department reported Wednesday the U.S. posted a more than $891 billion merchandise trade deficit last year—the largest in the history of the country.

Significantly, the trade deficit with China hit a record $419 billion, despite a series of tariffs the administration imposed on Chinese goods to decrease reliance on imports.

via U.S. Trade Deficit Hits Highest Level in History at $891.3B | Fortune

Remember when Trump promised to get rid of the deficit and debt?