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Purging US Voters

Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:10

By a 5-4 decision, US Supreme Court Justice Alito reverses the 6th circuit and upholds Ohio's purging of infrequent voters. The state of Ohio has purged 2 million voters since 2011, more than any other state. Black voters 2x as likely as whites to be purged in state's largest counties.

This means it is OK to purge voters from the rolls if they skipped voting a couple of times. Apparently, casting your ballot is no longer a right, but a privilege. This is why GOP lawmakers collaborate with POTUS. They know voter suppression helps them to make elections neither free nor fair.

Net Neutrality Neutered

Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:27
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Net neutrality is a principle when Internet service providers treat all data on the world wide web the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by a user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication.

PR Day Parade

Submitted by ub on Sun, 06/10/2018 - 20:00
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While NYC Puerto Ricans were celebrating their annual parade, the mood on the island was much more somber.

Hurricane Maria has given this year's Puerto Rican Day Parade a new significance https://usat.ly/2sSPCi5

WATCH IT ON DEMAND: 2018 National Puerto Rican Day Parade http://abc7ny.com/3534780/

Cheers, pride, and anger at Manhattan’s Puerto Rican Day Parade https://in.amny.com/2JtisRa

Free-Falling R US?

Submitted by ub on Sun, 06/10/2018 - 15:00

Following a reported G7 meltdown in Canada, some adversaries may be wondering if the West is approaching a downward free-fall? German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls Trump's G7 Tweets sobering and depressing.

From the G-7 meeting to the Singapore summit, it's been one hell of a week https://bloom.bg/2sTDfmL

DON vs KIM

Submitted by ub on Sun, 06/10/2018 - 09:15
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USA ignorance about the rest of the world has long been a fact of life. However, with the election of Trump, Americans’ lack of knowledge has suddenly been raised as a geopolitical threat.

POTUS may think he’s going to be meeting with Kim Jong Un to win “complete, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearization of North Korea, but he may find out the hard way that communists are playing him like a kayatam string instrument.

Lucky Thirteen

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/09/2018 - 20:55
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Justify steal the show in the 150th Belmont Stakes and becomes the 13th horse to win the Tripple Crown in the history of horse racing.

What A Good Horse: Justify wins the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes, becoming only the 13th horse in history to seize racing's ultimate honor. https://thebea.st/2sKD1Ox

Tocayo Comes Home

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/08/2018 - 23:25
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Since he was born in The Bronx and his name is Rob, and my name is Roberto, and I'm living on City Island we're neighbors and Tocayos. Rob is best known as Meathead, no fakakta, that I can tell you. But more about that below. I went to watch Rob @robreiner Reiner's latest motion picture with good friends. Three gave the filmmaker a thumbs up and one gave it a sideways thumb.

Suicide Epidemic

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/08/2018 - 08:53
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Suicide is the act of intentionally causing your own death. Reasons include mental disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance abuse, along with alcoholism and the use of benzodiazepines.