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The Patriarchy Strikes Back

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/07/2018 - 10:14
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Why are men the majority in Congress, in the US Supreme Court and just about everywhere you look inside the halls of control? By diminishing the political power of half the US population, it disenfranchises our entire government and that may be the entire point.

The Republican War on Women in US politics describes policies and legislation as a wide-scale effort to restrict women's rights, including reproductive rights. The patriarchy has males holding power in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of a woman's body.

Budweiser Brett SCOTUS?

Submitted by ub on Sat, 10/06/2018 - 16:46
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Following a US Senate historic roll call the voting on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and the most divisive nomination in recent years has ended in victory for the Republicans. Following a vote of 50 to 48, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice in private ceremony at the court.

Slow Note From China

Submitted by ub on Sat, 10/06/2018 - 10:48
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The People's Republic of China has finally announced that Chinese Interpol Chief who has been reported missing is under government investigation for unspecified violations of the law.

INTERPOL is the foremost international police agency and a criminal law enforcement organization that facilitates international police cooperation. It was established as the International Criminal Police Commission in 1923; it chose INTERPOL as its telegraphic address in 1946 and made it its common name in 1956. https://www.interpol.int/

Is Kavanaugh Ready to Go?

Submitted by ub on Sat, 10/06/2018 - 10:09
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Is there no digital justice for a self-proclaimed nice guy? Budwise Brett may become an infamous SCOTUS.

Kavanaugh’s kindness and courtesy, or lack thereof have no bearing on whether he should be confirmed to the Supreme Court.

The stage is set now for an end of the most divisive judicial confirmation battle with the exception of the fight over Merrick Garland, who never even got to the designation because it was too close to an election, so the Republicans make their selection a month before the midterms.

US Against The World

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:40

Nearly 200 years ago, in 1823, President James Monroe's doctrine prevented imperial powers foreign to our Western Hemisphere from acquiring territories anywhere in The Americas or seeking undue influence. This was the cornerstone of #USA grand strategy.

American foreign influence once referred to how we behaved towards other nations. Now we're told there are countries turning the tables on us and global leaders like Russia and now China dares interfere in our internal affairs.

Nobel Peace Prize

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/05/2018 - 08:39
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Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist, innovator, and amassed a great fortune when he patented dynamite in 1867. Worried about a legacy of destruction, Nobel's will established the Nobel Prizes upon his death. Nobel's will caused controversies in Sweden and internationally.

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to two campaigners against rape in warfare Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege.

White House Senate Whitewash?

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:17

The SCOTUS nominee investigation was expected to last a week, so why did the FBI probe wrap up early while failing to interview key witnesses for their final report?

US Senate Republican along with @POTUS are wishing and hoping that an initial vote on the Supreme Court hopeful’s nomination will turn out positive before a final showdown roll call over the controversial Kavanaugh confirmation, which could come up for an infamous show of force this weekend.

POTUS SOS

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 08:22
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An SOS is the International distress signal used as a start-of-message mark for transmissions requesting help when loss of life or catastrophic loss of property is imminent, which precedes a routine message.

President Trump is sending an SOS to all US cell phone users across the nation @218PET we'll get an alert.

NAFTA 2.0

Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/02/2018 - 15:31
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USMCA was known as The North American Free Trade Agreement is an accord signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. This agreement came into force on January 1, 1994, and It superseded the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Canada.

US Chamber President CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement regarding the trilateral deal reached between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):