Death penalty repeal sweeping across states as both parties get on board – NBC News

From Wikipedia:

China, India, the United States, Indonesia,Pakistan, Bangladesh,Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, among all mostly Islamic countries

If this is not the company you want the United States to be listed with its time that we take a firm step into the 21st century and abolish the death penalty. How many deaths innocent men and women can our society have on its bloody hands? DNA evidence has cleared so many who have been sitting innocent on death row. can you imagine the stress of being confined when one is innocent? That nightmare should be enough to make us say no to the death penalty. It’s cheaper to house someone in jail for the rest of their life then to goes through the machination of a death penalty appeal process and incarceration.

Last week the Supreme Court stayed the execution of a Buddhist on death row but said no to one man whose only request was that he not be given lethal injection as he was allergic to the chemicals and would suffer greatly. He asked for the gas chamber or some other means but the Supreme Court said no.

We should be embarrassed of the United States.

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Trump considering Herman Cain for a position on the Federal Reserve Board – NBC News

That’s right, Herman Cain the 999 guy. His stupid plan which would have raised taxes tremendously on the poor and lowered it on the rich would be a perfect fit for the Trump administration’s reverse Robinhood approach to governing.

Poor people pain war on sales taxes than anyone else because they spend every penny they make are buying things whereas rich people invest. This guy’s claim to fame is that he turned around a pizza company godfather’s Pizza. where is godfather’s Pizza now? Haven’t heard about them for a long time.

At a time that this Administration does nothing but hurt those in need this nomination his right in line with their Scrooge like governing philosophy.

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Justice Department’s findings a ‘complete and total exoneration,’ Trump responds – NBC News

It’s funny how Trump who was the fake news guy all of a sudden when the news is in his favor he embraces it.

Let’s get some things clear here.

Robert Mueller is a Republican

Rod Rosenstein is a Republican

Attorney general Barr is a Republican

They are all partisans

did you really think we’re going to get a clean report from Robert Mueller a Republican?

I’m so tired of hearing that he’s a boy scout. The boy scouts don’t allow gays in their midst. I don’t want to be a boy scout.

The resistance job this next 18 months is to make sure that we register everyone to vote and we make sure they have the right to vote and don’t have voter suppression in their area. That is our job we need to make sure that this man does not get reelected.

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Look at the cabal of Republican partisans scurrying around Trump telling him all the things he wants to hear so sad

This was the desert at Trump’s dinner at Mar-A-Lago last night, Lincoln is now doing a spin cycle in his grave

Pete Buttigieg wants ‘intergenerational justice.’ What’s that? – NBC News

The Republicans are all up in arms about the freshman members of Congress. sure their views are different but of course they’re also younger and I have had a different life experience than somebody who’s been in Congress for the last 50 years.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is talking long-term issues. Weighing these issues on how they are going to mature in the future. We seem to make our decisions based on a one-year budget. The best our government can do is a two-year farm Bill. It’s time we think a little bit further down the line then one or two years. China thinks in decades and has a plan mapped out for its economy and its people. Look I’m not talking about the dogmatic five-year plans of the Soviet Union.I’m talking about actual planning on how and why we want our economy to grow. Infrastructure should be our number one goal and this country. spending money on infrastructure does not balloon the debt. Spending money on infrastructure actually lowers the debt. The Republicans know that but they want us to be unhappy with the government so not fixing infrastructure is the best way of doing that.

Mayor Peter Buttigieg has some fresh ideas and he deserves to be on the stage when we have the debates in June.

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South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg greets a guest as he signs copies of his book “Shortest Way Home” at the University of Chicago on Feb. 13, 2019 in Chicago.

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Trump administration responsible for even more separated children, judge rules – NBC News

The judge makes it quite clear. The United States of America is failing at its minimum duty of keeping its citizens and those who reside within its borders safe.

I keep returning to two and a half years ago when life was normal and we didn’t have a man in the White House who has absolutely no humanity, empathy or any of the other human traits that would be a minimum requirement for the presidency of the United States. And yet here we are.

I am very much a part of the never Bernie movement on social media. Bernie Sanders chipped away at Hillary Clinton during the primaries and was only a half-hearted supporter after she won the nomination. That did not stop him from requiring her to spend over $250,000 on private jets for him and his wife. Weird that a man of the people wants private jets.

I blame Bernie Sanders for what we’re dealing with right now and I will do everything in my power to make sure he is not the nominee of the Democratic Party.I truly believe the Democrats should nominate a Democrat any Democrat except for Bernie Sanders.

So Senator Sanders I lay the judge’s ruling at your feet as well as Trump’s.

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Publisher embroiled in legal battle with Arkansas over law banning Israel boycotts – NBC News

Whenever I see these stories it makes my blood boil. They claim to be pro-israel but in fact they are not. They are being pro-israel in hopes that Israel is destroyed.

Belief in the Rapture, also known as millenarianism or eschatology, has multiple variations, but the core view is that there will an apocalyptic war, Jesus will return, and true Christians will be “raptured” or ascend to heaven, with the rest of the earth’s inhabitants punished. Rapture believers are split about the order of events, but they are united in the belief that only Christians will be saved.

From:

https://qz.com/1270516/jerusalem-embassy-trumps-foreign-policy-looks-like-rapture-christians-plan-to-trigger-apocalypse/

Yes, it seems that so-called Christians, have come up with this voodoo religious kind of scenario where, of course, the Jews must all die so that Christians can find The Rapture and meet up with Jesus. This is racist and anti-Semitic point of Evangelical religion.

So whenever you hear about these laws that seem to be pro-israel, remember they are hoping for the destruction of Israel instead.

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Artistic recreation of the Rapture

U.S. drops demand for full accounting of N. Korea nuclear program ahead of talks – NBC News

I’m going to be 65 on April 30th. I never thought I would watch a president of the United States sell us out to one of our greatest enemies. The same president who before taking office vilified President Obama for not doing enough against North Korea. So here we are capitulating to them. This is the same president that tore up a very good agreement to hold back nuclear development in Iran. And now here we are capitulating to North Korea.

In the words of oversight chairman Cummings, we must get back to a new normal, we must give a future generation a stronger democracy than we got and this President is destroying democracy every day.

I have been reluctant to use the word impeachment in my blog but I believe it’s time.

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The leader of North Korea is laughing at our so-called President. President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 27, 2019, in Hanoi.

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Hunters say it’s not a ‘zombie disease,’ but they are worried about deer illness – NBC News

Even though I was born in the last century actually in the middle of the last century I have never had to go out and hunt for my food. Since I was a child we would go into the store and find beautifully wrapped pieces of meat in the meat section of the store. So to me this notion that you needs guns for hunting is foreign.

So now we are facing another threat to the reason for having a gun. Beers that have been infected with a wasting disease. This wasting disease has not thankfully been transmitted to humans yet. I remember when AIDS was traced to African monkeys. Jumping across a species is not unknown for a predator virus.

So now I need to be convinced that guns are so necessary in our society. Really, what good are they other than to shoot other people? It makes no sense and what’s makes even less sense is why hunters and gun owners are so reluctant to be licensed just like we are driving a car. This idea that gun ownership is some an amiable right was true when the government could not fight back with more than a musket. Now the government can fight back with helicopters and weapons of mass destruction, what good would having a gun or rifle do against an armed government? None!

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After removing lymph nodes for disease testing, Wyoming Game and Fish Department CWD biologist Aaron Morehead hauls out bags filled with hunter-killed elk heads destined for the county’s dead animal pit on Dec. 4, 2018.Ryan Dorgan / Jackson Hole News via AP file

Netflix’s new partnership with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop brand is a win for pseudoscience – NBC News

I’ve never been a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow. I’ve never been a fan of celebrities cashing in on their celebrity through fake or untrustworthy claims regarding products or even more importantly your health. And so here we are at the Nexus of both with Netflix being vehicle where this fake science is promoted.

People look up to celebrities, people should not look up to celebrities. And yes they do. I don’t understand why someone who has a large media presence or an online following should be looked upon as having some special knowledge. They don’t, they are humans and they put on their pants, if they put them on themselves, one leg at a time. so I call upon Netflix to make sure that’s it just yours and especially the viewers of this Gwyneth Paltrow pseudoscience goop is made aware that this is not real science and there should be a Giant disclaimer. The way Netflix is going of late I don’t think they will.

And most of all, Gwyneth Paltrow, please get a life.

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Gwyneth Paltrow speaks at the goop Health Summit in Culver City, California, on June 9, 2018.
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Tax code changes leave Americans asking, ‘What happened to my refund?’ – NBC News

I know, it’s hard to believe that tax cuts for the rich is not translating in self into Big refunds for the middle class and the poor. That’s how the Republican cookie crumbles literally. People are up in arms on the internet. They are saying the only reasonthey voted for the current occupants of the White House was for tax relief. Instead he raised their taxes! Not only did you erase it there taxes but he penalized States like California that have income tax where you can no longer deduct that from your income. So here we are California taxation without representation from the federal government because we are certainly not as well represented as Wyoming or Montana or The Dakotas with their 500,000 people and still two US Senators.

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Isn’t he presidential!
President Donald Trump kisses a printed example of what a new tax form may look like during a meeting on tax policy with Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington, as House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., watch him what I would hope would be horror, but that’s Paul Ryan and no.
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