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Unhappy Fourth Estate

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/04/2018 - 01:43

The Fourth Estate wields a significant influence even though it is not formally recognized as a part of the political system. It is the news media, which is also known as the free press.

In these complex times, the question for Americans who are celebrating year 242 of the quintessential American holiday with fireworks, barbeques, and parades isn’t always so simple to answer. What is the current state of Democracy and for Freedom of The Press?

Kiss Your Asylum Goodbye?

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/03/2018 - 09:08

Asylum comes from an Ancient Greek juridical concept, under which a person persecuted by their own country may be protected by another sovereign authority, such as another nation or church official, who in medieval times could offer sanctuary.

This was recognized by the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Hebrews then adopted into Western tradition. René Descartes fled to the Netherlands, Voltaire to England, and Thomas Hobbes to France, because each state offered protection to persecuted foreigners.

Defendants Wearing Diapers

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:25

It’s simple logic that everyone should be able to understand, the punishment for an alleged misdemeanor should never become an administrative nightmare where those seeking to improve their lives could end up losing their babies forever. Although #USA no longer has an open arms policy, poor people continue to migrate to richer countries like #America. Many migrants are children and some of them are not old enough, nor do they have the language capacity to defend themselves.

Digital Battle

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/01/2018 - 12:58

E-democracy or digital democracy is a form of government in which all adult citizens are presumed to be eligible to participate equally in proposals, developments, and creations of legislation including social, economic and cultural conditions on decisions of political self-determination.

It was 155 years ago, The Battle of Gettysburg was fought today. This turning point in the Civil War ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the Northern states.

Roe v Wade

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/30/2018 - 22:49
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A second Supreme Court vacancy to fill less than 18 months into his presidency, POTUS has a huge opportunity for conservative control, and fire up supporters eager for a rightward SCOTUS shift for decades to come.

What would happen if SCOTUS, CONGRESS or POTUS tries to kill Roe v Wade, including a massive civic backlash? However, some say abortion is the ultimate form of child abuse, while others believe women have the right to chose. What say you?

10 Worst Nations

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/30/2018 - 07:45
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Thomson Reuters Foundation reached out to hundreds of experts who focus on women’s issues, including development workers, journalists, academics, and health providers.

These experts were asked to name the most dangerous nations for women, according to six separate categories. On three of the different measures—sexualized violence, human trafficking, and “culture and religion”-based violence—India won the dubious honor of coming in first, and #USA also made the list.

Injustices R Not US

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/29/2018 - 09:58
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The increasing violation of our rights and the rights of children; unjust and criminally deadly attacks on the free press, attacks on our US neighbors and longtime international allies should make us want to be registered to vote, even if it's via absentee ballots.

All Americans should be mourning all the injustices and they must all be confronted now before the midterm elections. All bipartisan reforms could be adopted before its too late.