At Facebook, public funds join push to remove Zuckerberg as chairman – Reuters

Being merely a blogger I don’t have access to the news media’s journalism and reach. I do have my brain. It became evident to me last year when it was revealed that Facebook received rubles, the Russian currency, in payment for ads running on their platform against Hillary Clinton. My brain tells me that Mark Zuckerberg was trying an experiment. I truly believe that Mark Zuckerberg thinks the world is is giant petri dish. One only needs to think about the fact that they tried to manipulate the Facebook stream to your content and see whether or not they could change your mood. I refuse to be a guinea pig and left Facebook about a year ago.

Removing Mark Zuckerberg would be a first step in my feeling a little bit more confident about Facebook. It certainly will not be what makes me get back to the platform.

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The American Bar Association had concerns about Kavanaugh 12 years ago. Republicans dismissed those, too. – The Washington Post

Being blinded by ambition and the need to please one’s case is not exclusively a republican problem. I have watched the Democrats fall into the same exact trap. Right now it seems that the grand old party is in quicksand. One by one their nominations turn out to be flawed in so many respects that you wonder who did the vetting. Well the vetting was done by a White House that’s incompetent and 12 years ago we had the same issues. I know everybody looks back to W with nostalgia. I wonder how much Nostalgia those who lost loved ones in unnecessary wars have for his presidency. So yes, the Republicans have had a terrible run the last 16 years and I hope that they will find their way and understand that they need to be a party that opens its doors to everyone. The Democrats in the 60s were the Republicans of today and the Democrats found a way to fix themselves. I hope the Republicans will do the same for the sake of our country.

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh not being all that judicious during his second confirmation Hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27th 2018. Photo credit Washington Post

Box Office: Kevin Spacey’s ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ Earns $126 on Friday – Hollywood Reporter

I’ve never been a fan of Kevin Spacey. I never watched House of Cards even though it’s right down my alley because of him. People who know me ask how come I’ve never watched House of Cards and I never tell them the truth. I never watched it because of Kevin Spacey. So there.

So it seems very fitting that his latest movie grossed less than $13 a theater and it’s opening night. Yes, $13 per movie theater showing this movie.$13! I guess it’s not 13 being a lucky number for him.

I am sad for the other actors who had to endure his presence and now have this on their resume. I’m sorry for all of the producers but they made the decision to have him in the movie.

But the part that annoys me the most about this whole Kevin Spacey episode is the fact that he thought coming out would make all this a better outcome for him. It doesn’t, it makes him more of a liar.

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Ryan backs Gowdy on FBI’s use of informant to contact Trump associates – POLITICO

It seems that someone has grown the semblance of a spine. Paul Ryan has doggedly supported all of Trumps bad behavior. Finally he is saying things that are reasonable.

This means there is no Witch Hunt.

I believe when Trump said that he can pardon himself he crossed a line. The justice system is very clear no one can judge themselves. We are not in a monarchy we are in a constitutional government run by three branches.

Trump thinks he’s King and there’s going to be a time when there will be a metaphorical “Off with the head”, and I hope soon.

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Speaker Paul Ryan said that he’s seen no evidence to contradict Rep. Trey Gowdy’s recent assessment that the FBI acted responsibly when it deployed an informant to make contact with associates of the Trump campaign. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

‘Too inconvenient’: Trump goes rogue on phone security – POLITICO

Hillary Clinton was called a traitor by this President because she used a secure email server in her home. He is being told that using his phone without the proper security measures is dangerous for a country but I guess our country safety is too inconvenient for him.

What a joke of a man.

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President Donald Trump talks on the phone aboard Air Force One during a flight to Philadelphia on Jan. 26, 2017. | Shealah Craighead/Official White House Photo

‘We are going to take back the country we love’: Hillary Clinton – ABC News

I am a man and I truly believe that women should be running the world.

That being said can you imagine how different our lives would be if Hillary Clinton had gotten those 65 thousand votes? Sure there would be some division but it certainly would not be coming from the White House. She was never a divider and her time in the Senate proved that over and over again. She would have never spewed out hate and racism. She would not have tried to destroy the environment. She would not have reduced our national parks and decimated some of the most of Irreplaceable areas so that oil companies can drill for more Earth destroying petroleum. She would have been fighting for equal rights for all. She would have not attacked groups because they did not conform to how she thought things should be.

What annoys me the most is when I say that it would have been better under Hillary and then people tell me:

“Oh well she was just as bad as all the others, look at what she did with the Clinton Foundation.”

Let’s look at the Clinton Foundation. It’s a foundation that does work in developing countries and yes they have to ask for money just like any other nonprofit or charity but there was never any proven allegation death money given to the foundation had any impact on anything that happened during the Obama Administration.

Yes I wish this nightmare were over and yes I wish she had been our president and I hope that her words are prophetic.

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Bill Gates: I had to explain to Trump the difference between HIV, HPV – The Hill

Do we have a president in the white house or a badly educated 10 year old? This man’s lack of ability to grasp onto and hold on to fax is troubling to the point of panicking me. Let’s remember just a year-and-a-half ago we had a President Who for 8 years studied and looked at issues with a fine-tooth comb and came to correct decisions.

These two infections or both sexually transmitted. But that’s where it ends. HIV is a disease that then causes one to move on to AIDS. HPV causes warts and may also cause cervical cancer in some cases. Not understanding their differences is like not understanding the difference between diabetes and heart disease.

He said in several interviews that his Vietnam was not getting sexually transmitted diseases during the 70s and 80s. Diddy never hear about HIV AIDS? If he did not what rock did he crawl out of under?

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Here’s the Name of Every Senator Who Voted Against Net Neutrality—and When to Vote Them Out – Gizmodo

If you’re reading this it’s because although I have a tiny blog the company that provides your access to the internet is not filtering me out. And reading my blog is not important to you in most cases but that’s not the point here. Net neutrality means that everyone has the ability to reach out to others equally. How would you like your phone company to be able to charge those who call you more so they can call you while others can’t? I think you would hate that. Especially if they’re your in-laws.

It is important that we make our Senators, representatives and especially this toxic White House understand that net neutrality must become the law of the land.

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