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Russia fired back at the Justice Department’s announcement of 47 charges against officials of FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, with its foreign ministry condemning it as another case of illegal extraterritorial application of U.S. laws.

“Once again, we urge Washington to stop trying to judge far beyond its borders for its legal standards and follow the generally accepted international legal procedures,” Russian ministry spokesman A.K. Lukashevich said in a statement Wednesday, according to an English translation.
Russia fired back at the Justice Department’s announcement of 47 charges against officials of FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, with its foreign ministry condemning it as another case of illegal extraterritorial application of U.S. laws.“Once again, we urge Washington to stop trying to judge far beyond its borders for its legal...
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+Alan Orsborn True and we should go after them as well.
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Beyond Coal is the most extensive, expensive and effective campaign in the Club’s 123-year history, and maybe the history of the environmental movement. It’s gone largely unnoticed amid the furor over the Keystone pipeline and President Barack Obama’s efforts to regulate carbon, but it’s helped retire more than one third of America’s coal plants since its launch in 2010, one dull hearing at a time. With a vast war chest donated by Michael Bloomberg, unlikely allies from the business world, and a strategy that relies more on economics than ecology, its team of nearly 200 litigators and organizers has won battles in the Midwestern and Appalachian coal belts, in the reddest of red states, in almost every state that burns coal.
The war on coal is not just political rhetoric, or a paranoid fantasy concocted by rapacious polluters. It’s real and it’s relentless. Over the past five years, it has killed a coal-fired power plant every 10 days. It has quietly transformed the U.S. electric grid and the global climate debate.
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Osama bin Laden was an avid reader of 9/11 conspiracy theories, according to documents from the Al Qaeda leader’s Abbottabad, Pakistan, hideout released Wednesday by the U.S. government. The release includes a sizable list of English-language works.

Bin Laden had texts from Bob Woodward and Noam Chomsky, as well as PDFs related to 9/11 and Illuminati conspiracy theories. The texts are only those found in Adobe Acrobat PDF files, a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said, according to the report.
Osama bin Laden was an avid reader of 9/11 conspiracy theories, according to documents from the Al Qaeda leader’s Abbottabad, Pakistan, hideout released Wednesday by the U.S. government. The release includes a sizable list of English-language works. Bin Laden had texts from Bob Woodward and Noam Chomsky, as well as PDFs related to 9/11 and Illuminati...
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+Alan Orsborn People believe because they want something to hold onto , but the truth begins to surface. Some people will be angry, yet others won't care.  
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Ask eighth-graders in the United States whether their neighbors to the north are autocrats.

According to a recent educational report card, one in three of them will tell you that The True North’s government may be strong, but it is not free. Canada’s not the only country whose government is wrongly viewed in those negative terms.

One-third of American eighth-graders think democratic countries Canada, Australia and France are some sort of dictatorship, according to recent results from the U.S. National Assessment of Education Progress’ 2014 exam.
Ask eighth-graders in the United States whether their neighbors to the north are autocrats. According to a recent educational report card, one in three of them will tell you that The True North’s government may be strong, but it is not free. Canada’s not the only country whose government is wrongly viewed in those negative terms. One-third...
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Jay Leno used a skit were he asked even college graduates those questions.With unbelievable results.
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"'You need to tell me what’s wrong with this trade agreement, not one that was passed 25 years ago,' a frustrated President Barack Obama recently complained about criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He’s right. The public criticisms of the TPP have been vague. That’s by design—anyone who has read the text of the agreement could be jailed for disclosing its contents. I’ve actually read the TPP text provided to the government’s own advisors, and I’ve given the president an earful about how this trade deal will damage this nation. But I can’t share my criticisms with you.

I can tell you that Elizabeth Warren is right about her criticism of the trade deal. We should be very concerned about what's hidden in this trade deal—and particularly how the Obama administration is keeping information secret even from those of us who are supposed to provide advice."
“You need to tell me what’s wrong with this trade agreement, not one that was passed 25 years ago,” a frustrated President Barack Obama recently complained about criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He’s right. The public criticisms of the TPP have been vague. That’s by design—anyone who has read the...
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Hey Lawrence, you seem to be all full of great information. Only thing is you are only half right... Does that make you a half wit?
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Sporting a pair of his trademark aviator glasses, Vice President Joe Biden spoke to graduating Yale students on Sunday and offered some pearls of wisdom to the Class of 2015. The Commencement Day event, where students traditionally wear off-beat hats, drew some self-effacing lines from the veep as well.

“You know, when President Obama asked me to be his vice president, I said I only had two conditions: One, I wouldn’t wear any funny hats, even on Class Day, and two, I wouldn’t change my brand.”
Sporting a pair of his trademark aviator glasses, Vice President Joe Biden spoke to graduating Yale students on Sunday and offered some pearls of wisdom to the Class of 2015. The Commencement Day event, where students traditionally wear off-beat hats, drew some self-effacing lines from the veep as well. Here are a few of his choice remarks:“You...
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+Charles Truszcienski You seem unclear in the concept.

INNUENDO: an indirect remark about somebody or something, usually suggesting something bad, mean or rude.

YOU: Cheney's company made lots of money off govt contracts. (implying they cheated the taxpayer somehow).

ME: Here are definitive examples where Obama says the same thing you say, but outdoes Bush in what he actually does.
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In the U.S., of course, the idea of paying elected officials like corporate CEOs is politically unthinkable. When Virginia Rep. Jim Moran complained last year that members of Congress were so underpaid they “can’t even afford to live decently in Washington,” he was swiftly kicked around by the media (congressmen make $174,000). Higher salaries are an easy target for the anti-government crowd, and just generally run counter to our national “of the people” ethos.

But wait: What if higher salaries actually made politicians more eager to represent their constituents’ interests? That’s exactly what Renee Bowen, an economist at Stanford, and Cecilia Mo, a political scientist at Vanderbilt, found. In a recently released working paper, they suggest Americans might be better off if we were willing to raise legislators’ salaries – sometimes considerably. The study, “The Voter’s Blunt Tool,” uses a game-theory model to argue that when elected representatives are paid more, they’re more invested in keeping their jobs, and more likely to pursue citizen-friendly policies.
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They are already becoming millionaires from their CU legalized bribes.
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Here was the first obvious instance of this Bush asserting some semblance of independence from the established family track. Then, one Sunday afternoon, toward the end of his time in León, the second: The central plaza bustled post-mass, and Bush saw through the back window of a car the face of shy, 16-year-old, devoutly Catholic Columba Garnica de Gallo.

After that, Bush’s classmates said, they saw less of him. “We knew,” Bump said, “that he was with her.”

“I went to Mexico hoping to learn Spanish and study the culture there,” Bush said in an article in The Phillipian, Andover’s student newspaper, on April 14, 1971. “Although I did not learn quite as much Spanish as I could have because of the group’s tendency to speak English with each other, I learned a lot about the Mexican people and their way of life.” He talked about the fiesta at the end of their work and how Bernardo “broke out crying to demonstrate the deep, deep feelings and admiration he held for our group of Americans. Apparently the people were quite impressed with the group and were willing to show their feelings even though it is very embarrassing for a grown Mexican to start crying in public.”
He was born in Midland, Texas, and he spent a good bit of his boyhood in Houston, and he went to high school in Andover, Massachusetts, and to college in Austin, Texas, and he has lived for the last three and a half decades in Miami. But at the top of the list of the most important places in the world in the life of Jeb Bush is the central Mexican...
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This has got to be the most positive believable thing I've read about sprout to date. I still think he is a partially RWNJ, but he does seem a little more human (making me wonder even more how he can support the Republican platform).
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Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. A Virginia nurse explained that this is why Washington might not understand health care. He said, “Politicians have such a warped sense of how the health care system works because they never have to be part of the actual system.”

Politicians and other VIPs, it turns out, can get special access to critical care. Hospitals across the Washington area—and, indeed, across the country—have exclusive rooms and sometimes even separate floors for treating the rich and famous.

That surprise was hardly the only secret that transformed the way I understand the world of medicine while writing The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital. If you want to know what’s really happening in a medical building, don’t ask a doctor. Instead, turn to the best-informed, hardest-working and savviest professionals in health care: Nurses.
Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. A Virginia nurse explained that this is why Washington might not understand health care. He said, “Politicians...
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Most members of Congress make $174,000 a year. Two senior House Democrats say lawmakers deserve a raise.

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters on Tuesday that he’s concerned that static congressional salaries — the pay level has remained the same since 2009 — will dissuade all but the uber-wealthy from serving in Congress.

“This will be the seventh year in a row that we have not done a cost-of-living adjustment….I think it was appropriate at the time of the recession,” Hoyer said. “But to continue that on, we will dictate that the only people who can serve are the rich and I don’t think that’s what the Founding Fathers had in mind.”
Most members of Congress make $174,000 a year. Two senior House Democrats say lawmakers deserve a raise. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters on Tuesday that he’s concerned that static congressional salaries — the pay level has remained the same since 2009 — will dissuade all but the uber-wealthy from serving in Congress....
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The Kochs should just put Congress on their payroll. Problem solved. 
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The State Department is proposing a deadline of January 2016 to complete its review and public release of 55,000 pages of emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton exchanged on a private server and turned over to her former agency last December.

The proposal came Monday night in a document related to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Vice News filed in January seeking all of Clinton’s emails.
The State Department is proposing a deadline of January 2016 to complete its review and public release of 55,000 pages of emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton exchanged on a private server and turned over to her former agency last December.The proposal came Monday night in a document related to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Vice...
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Thanks for setting me straight mr democrat.i wouldn't know what to do with out people like you.i need some Hero' s.
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ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their non-profit organization, the On Media blog has learned.

In both 2013 and 2014, Stephanopoulos made a $25,000 donation to the 501 nonprofit founded by former president Bill Clinton, the Foundation's records show.
ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their non-profit organization, the On Media blog has learned. In both 2013 and 2014, Stephanopoulos made a $25,000 donation to the 501 nonprofit founded...
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No Bernie Sanders is for putting your money in your pocket. Not give 99% of your money to the 1% . We got to put this money where it's should be . In the homes of working people.
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