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Friday, September 14, 2018

Hope Brown can make $60 donating plasma from her blood cells twice in one week, and a little more if she sells some of her clothes at a consignment store. It's usually just enough to cover an electric bill or a car payment. This financial juggling is now a part of her everyday life -- something she never expected almost two decades ago when she earned a master's degree in secondary education and became a high school history teacher. Brown often works from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. at her school in Versailles, Ky., then goes to a second job manning the metal detectors and wrangling rowdy guests at Lexington's Rupp Arena. With her husband, she also runs a historical tour company for extra money. "I truly love teaching," says the 52-year-old. "But we are not paid for the work that we do."


Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security transferred $169 million from other agencies to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the detention and removal of migrants this year, according to a document sent to Congress by DHS. Many of the transfers came from key national security programs, including $1.8 million from the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, $9.8 million from FEMA, $29 million from the U.S. Coast Guard and more than $34 million from several TSA programs. DHS also transferred $33 million from other ICE programs to pay for detention and removal, making the total amount of money transferred $202 million. read more


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Florida's Republican nominee for governor is already under fire for using dog-whistlecampaign rhetoric against his black opponent -- and now it's been revealed that he spoke frequently at a racist right-wing conference. In 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) appeared at the David Horowitz Freedom Center's annual Restoration Weekend conferences, the Washington Post reports. There, the Trump-backed Republican spoke alongside speakers who espoused aggressively racist and Islamophobic views. "I just want to say what an honor it's been to be here to speak," DeSantis told attendees during his nearly 30-minute speech in 2015. read more


Thursday, September 06, 2018

"We respect individuals' rights to express their views, even if they are not ones we share," the company said on Monday. "That's part of what makes America great." The company's remarks come amid a dispute between the league and Trump, who has lashed out at players who choose to take a knee during the national anthem as a sign of silent protest over racial and social injustice. Trump said on Friday that NFL owners should fire players who refused to stand during the National Anthem. In response, players across the country knelt during the anthem before Sunday's games. Some violated the NFL's policy by staying off the field completely during the playing of the "The Star-Spangled Banner." read more


Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The U.S. trade deficit increased to a five-month high in July. Exports of soybeans and civilian aircraft declined and imports hit a record high, suggesting that trade could be a drag on economic growth in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said the trade gap jumped 9.5 percent to $50.1 billion, widening for a second straight month. The U.S. trade deficit increased to a five-month high in July as exports of soybeans and civilian aircraft declined and imports hit a record high, suggesting that trade could be a drag on economic growth in the third quarter. The increase was the biggest monthly widening since 2015.


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#27 They knew since June. They still pushed him. He's got some strong quid pro quo going on with Trump.

Now only 2 of those women will go on record supporting him since it was learned he is accused of attempted rape.

That tells me those 65 women did not know him well and were not told the circumstances of why they were being asked to sign that letter.

Then there is this...splinternews.com

Hundreds of Women From Christine Blasey Ford's High School Sign Letter Supporting Her

We are alumnae of Holton-Arms School, and we are writing in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a fellow Holton graduate.

We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and are grateful that she came forward to tell her story. It demands a thorough and independent investigation before the Senate can reasonably vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to a lifetime seat on the nation's highest court.

Dr. Blasey Ford's experience is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton. Many of us are survivors ourselves.

Holton's motto teaches students to "find a way or make one." We dream of making a world where women are free from harassment, assault and sexual violence. We hold deep gratitude to Dr. Blasey Ford for bravely stepping forward and bringing us closer to that world we all seek.

The letter concludes by saying it has already been signed by "200+" Holton Arms alumnae stretching from 1968 through the present day.

What a load of crap saying this is how the GOP looks at women.

" Todd Akin, said this during a TV interview: "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.""

"Republican candidate for governor, Clayton Williams, told reporters "a joke" about rape. It was foggy and cold and Williams compared the nasty weather to a rape and told reporters, "If it's inevitable, just relax and enjoy it." "

"Ken Buck, who ran for Senate in Colorado, declined to prosecute an accused rapist, even though the accused admitted to police that his victim had told him "No" before he raped her. Buck felt a jury would decide that the victim was experiencing "buyer's remorse.""

"Republican state lawmaker from Florida, Kathleen Passidomo, explained her support for a school dress code bill thusly: "There was an article about an 11-year-old girl who was gang-raped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute," "

"Rep. Jason Lewis on the "Jason Lewis Show," a syndicated radio program Lewis hosted from 2009 until 2014 with the tagline "America's Mr. Right." In one instance, while arguing that "young single women" vote based on coverage of birth control pills, Lewis said those women were not human beings and were without brains."

"When radio host Rush Limbaugh called women's rights activists and then-graduate student Sandra Fluke "a ----" in February 2012, Lewis repeatedly expressed disbelief that people could no longer refer to women as -----."

"Courtland Sykes explained his 1950s approach to gender relations. "In light of recent questions regarding my views on Women's Rights, attached is my full statement," he posted to his official campaign Facebook page, as CBS News points out. Sykes opens the statement by saying his fiancée, Chanel Rion, has given him orders to favor women's rights, but his "obedience" comes with a price. "I want to come home to a home-cooked dinner at six every night," he writes. "One that she fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives -- think Norman Rockwell here and Gloria Steinem be damned.""

"Two-term Republican Rep. Robert Fisher, 31, was identified last month by The Daily Beast as the creator of the Reddit community The Red Pill, which champions so-called "pickup artists" and blames feminism for societal woes. Testifying before a state House committee Tuesday, Fisher argued that his online statements revealed by the Daily Beast investigation -- including comments deriding women's intelligence, detailing ways for men to dodge rape accusations and questioning whether rape itself was wholly bad -- have been misreported and misconstrued."

"Mike Cernovich is the sort of person that makes you question whether the internet is a good idea. An outspoken promoter of the false claim that a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C. was a front for a pedophile ring involving Hillary Clinton, Cernovich offers men advice like "misogyny gets you laid" and "the hotter the sex, the more closely it resembles rape.""

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