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Leid Stories—Hate As Policy: Trump’s Transgender Military Ban; Does It Matter If Sessions Quits Or Is Fired?—07.27.17

President Donald Trump’s stunning announcement yesterday that transgender people will be banned from all parts of the military set off a torrent of negative reaction across the country. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. …

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Research Citations: Scientific Evidence for the Medical Use of Marijuana

Progressive Radio Network, July 21, 2017 There has been increasing number of studies published in the medical literature revealing the medical use for marijuana, and in particular its two most important cannabinoids or phytochemicals, CB1 and CB2. Nevertheless, there remains a powerful and influential cartel of legislators who deny the medical evidence.  Below is a list of some of the main …

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Ann Garrison – Peace Activists Confront Amy Goodman on Biased Syria Coverage

Peace Activists Confront Amy Goodman on Biased Syria Coverage by Ann Garrison Black Agenda Report, May 22, 2017 https://www.blackagendareport.com/activists_confront_amy_goodman_on_syria “Amy has continued — with only rare exceptions — to promote the ‘Assad-did-it-again’ stories, on her show.“ Amy Goodman, host of the Pacifica Network’s flagship news hour “Democracy Now” is on a speaking tour of the country to celebrate the show’s …

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Jack Rasmus – Is Trump Really President?

These are strange times in American politics. And stranger still is the emerging character of the Trump presidency. Events are appearing with growing frequency, raising the question who is really running the White House and the US government? Is Trump really the President? Trump sits there on the second floor, spending late evenings into early mornings tweeting to the world.  …

Stephen Barrett and Medical McCarthyism

Introduction Dr. Stephen Barrett is a ubiquitous figure in the world of health and medicine with a unique talent. A talent, described by Health and Human Services official, Dr. Thomas R. Eng, as a gift for widely “[influencing] behavior change” via interactive media. Elaborating, Eng states that “[Barrett] tailors information and interactions to the individual,” adding, “In print media, there …

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NOTES – Credit Unions, Banks, Wretched firms

Credit union advantages They are essentially nonprofit organizations Lower loan rates Pay higher savings yields Lighter on fees – 72% of largest credit unions offer free non string checking – many don’t have monthly fees (but those often don’t pay interest either Lower fees for overdrawing Many require only $5 to open savings account   If you are a veteran, …

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Inside the ‘secret’ public-private partnership Israel is using to fight BDS

When journalist Marcus Dysch reported on an April 2014 gathering at London’s Hilton Metropole hotel, involving the leaders of pro-Israel organizations from 25 different countries, he called it a “secret” conference. Evidently not a very well-kept secret. Yet given that the “Global Coalition for Israel” (GC4I) initiative began in late 2010 (p.11), little is known about this project – which Dysch …

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Deirdre Fulton – In Show of Internal Dissent, Federal Workers Rising Up Against Trump

From the 1,000 State Department officials rushing to sign an official dissent cable, to the 180 federal workers signing up for a workshop on civil disobedience, to the dozens of “rogue” agency Twitter accounts that have sprouted up in the last week, internal resistance to the right-wing Trump agenda is rivaling the power of people on the streets—perhaps not in …