Friday, December 30, 2016

Flynn Met With Leader Of Austrian Party Founded By Ex-Nazis At Trump Tower

Flynn Met With Leader Of Austrian Party Founded By Ex-Nazis At Trump Tower: "President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser met with the leader of a far-right Austrian political party founded by ex-Nazis at Trump Tower a few weeks ago, the New York Times reported Monday.

Heinz-Christian Strache wrote on his Facebook page that he had met with retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in Trump Tower."

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Trump posse browbeats Hill Republicans - POLITICO

Trump posse browbeats Hill Republicans - POLITICO: "In early December, Rep. Bill Flores made what seemed like an obvious observation to a roomful of conservatives at a conference in Washington. Some of Donald Trump’s proposals, the Texas Republican cautioned, “are not going to line up very well with our conservative policies," though he quickly added that there was plenty the incoming president and GOP Congress could accomplish together.

Little did Flores realize the hell that would soon rain down from Trump's throng of enforcers."  'via Blog this'

Monday, December 26, 2016

Poor paying the price as the cost of justice goes up - CBS News

Poor paying the price as the cost of justice goes up - CBS News: "Many states are imposing crippling fines as a way to close budget gaps. Those who can’t pay can end up behind bars.

After 24 hours behind bars in College Station, Texas, an unemployed mother of three is minutes away from being released.

“I have three children, and I just want to go home and see my babies,” said the woman, who asked CBS News to conceal her identity."  'via Blog this'

Mapping the Growth of Disability Claims in America - Bloomberg

Check out the Virginia!  Dickenson County, VA 20.2%!!  Damn!
Mapping the Growth of Disability Claims in America - Bloomberg: "If you’ve paid into Social Security, become injured or sick, and can no longer earn more than $1,130 a month, you can get a monthly subsidy from Social Security’s Disability Insurance Trust Fund. In 1990 fewer than 2.5 percent of working-age Americans were “on the check.” By 2015 the number stood at 5.2 percent. That growth has left the fund in periodic need of rescues by Congress—most recently in 2015, when the Bipartisan Budget Act shifted money from Social Security’s old-age survivors’ fund to extend the solvency of the disability fund to 2023."  'via Blog this'

Monday, December 19, 2016

In 'Way Of The Strangers,' Wood Explores Why Young People Embrace ISIS

Our next guest spent the past several years interviewing members of the so-called Islamic State. As a correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, Graeme Wood travelled to places as far apart as Texas and Australia in this effort to find out what united a diverse group of young men and women to embrace the apocalyptic ideology of ISIS. His book based on those interviews is called "The Way Of The Strangers."

Monday, December 12, 2016

Muslim NYPD officers request meeting with Trump after spike in hate crimes

Muslim NYPD officers request meeting with Trump after spike in hate crimes: "A group of Muslim New York City police officers, including a cop who was a victim of an alleged hate crime earlier this month, has asked to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. Thus far Trump has not responded to their request.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams wrote to Trump on Dec. 6 (see below) to ask him to meet with Officer Aml Elsokary and “several of her colleagues from the NYPD Muslim Officers Society.”"  'via Blog this'

Friday, December 9, 2016

New York firefighter charged with setting fire to own home — and blaming it on Black Lives Matter

New York firefighter was arrested after allegedly setting fire to his own home in an apparent attempt to smear anti-police brutality activists.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Trump's tweet shaming startles corporate America - POLITICO

Trump's tweet shaming startles corporate America - POLITICO: "For corporate America, Donald Trump is quickly putting the bully in the bully pulpit.

The president-elect has already singled out Rexnord, Carrier and Ford Motor for attacks over their plans to ship jobs out of the United States.

And on Tuesday he lashed out at aerospace giant Boeing over what he described as the bloated cost of the company's contracts to build presidential planes. His comments initially slammed Boeing's stock price and those of defense contractors across the board and sent shockwaves through boardrooms nationwide as chief executives worry they will wind up in Trump’s crosshairs."
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