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This is what event percipitated the riot over the weekend in Charlotte, Virginia (July 8.2017) in which three people died and numerous people were taken to area hospitals on August 25,2017 when the KKK was allowed to have a rally there this past weekend.

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Anounces Trader Fired for Playing Both Sides of the Money Fence

Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an Order filing and settling charges against The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) for engaging in multiple acts of spoofing in a variety of futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, including futures contracts based on United States treasury notes and Eurodollars. The Order finds that BTMU engaged in this activity through one of its employees (Trader A), who accessed these markets through a trading platform from one of BTMU’s Tokyo offices. The Order requires BTMU to pay a $600,000 civil monetary penalty and to cease and desist from violating the Commodity Exchange Act’s prohibition against spoofing. The CFTC became aware of the conduct through BTMU’s voluntary self-reporting of the wrongdoing. More

Healthcare GOP Major Loss Last Night

7-28-17 They just didn't have the vote folks. Pure and simple not enough republicans voted for the shabby bill that would have taken away benefits for millions of people. Finally the majority did the best for our minorities. And Senator John McCain had the last laugh on the republicans because he voted against the bill.

911- Stephen Colbert Chides the American Public about Trump

July 2017 With a healthy dose of good humor Stephen Colber at his best sums up the cases over Trump and FBI Robert Muellers investigation of Trump.

Marylands Legislators Making it Better For Short Term Healthcare-Meet on August 15th for Better Results

8-7-17 The Maryland Insurance Administration will be holding a public meeting to assess the need in the State for short-term medical insurance to be sold by nonadmitted carriers. The purpose of this hearing is to gather information from interested parties to allow the MIA to identify circumstances in which individuals are in need of short-term medical insurance, assess the availability of short-term medical insurance offered by admitted insurers, determine whether short-term medical policies are being sold online and, if so, whether they are being procured through licensed Maryland insurance producers, compare the coverages under and premiums for short-term medical policies offered by admitted insurers and the underwriting practices of those insurers with the coverages under and premiums for short-term medical insurance policies offered by nonadmitted insurers as a surplus line and the underwriting practices of those insurers, assess the impact on the admitted health insurance market and consumers of authorizing nonadmitted insurers to offer short-term medical insurance as a surplus line to individuals who are unable to obtain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act or who drop coverage obtained under the Affordable Care Act. After testimony has been gathered, the Administration will submit a report on its findings and recommendations.

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:00AM to 1:00 PM

Miller Senate Office Building

Senate Finance Committee Hearing Room

11 Bladen Street

Annapolis, MD 21401

The Administration is soliciting information prior to the meeting from interested parties. Individuals or organizations who wish to submit written testimony should submit it to shorttermmedicalstudy.mia@maryland.gov. Additional information can be found on the Administration’s website at insurance.maryland.gov under the Short-Term Medical Study quick link. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Bob Morrow, Associate Commissioner Life and Health, at bob.morrow@maryland.gov or 410-468-2212.

Our American Indians are Getting Shafted in Texas

8-5-2017 GALLUP - A class-action lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Albuquerque accusing a border town tax service with violations of the Truth in Lending Act.

Named as defendants in the suit are T&R Market Inc., Tancorde Finance Inc. and T&R Tax Service Inc. – companies that provide thousands of loans to reservation residents during tax season.

The named plaintiffs in the case are William Dejolie and Sammia Dejolie of Gallup.

They claim they obtained a $1,250 loan from the companies and were charged a 385 percent annual interest rate.

The lawsuit said that while the New Mexico Legislature passed laws in 2017 prohibiting these types of loans, they only applied to payday loans and not loans to be repaid by income tax refunds.

While tax anticipation loans are popular, according to the lawsuit, companies that provide them uniformly underreport to their clients how much they are paying in interest on the loan.

The suit states that the Dejolies, who are enrolled members of the Navajo Tribe, are also filing on behalf of others who have been misled by company officials when they received tax anticipation loans. According to the lawsuit, the Dejolies went to the T&R Tax Service Office in the Rio West Mall in Gallup to get a “Holiday loan” and repay it with their 2016 tax returns, which company officials estimated would be more than $8,000.

They decided to borrow $1,250 and they were told they would make two repayments of $762.50, which would have included $250 for interest and a $24 document fee.

This turned out to be an annual percentage rate of 385 percent, according to the lawsuit, substantially higher than the Dejolies thought they were paying when they took out the loan. This article was first published in the Navajo Times. ( http://navajotimes.com/reznews/couple-sues-tr-tax-service/# ) Used with permission.

We Must Pay Atttention Everyday to Keep Up With What Laws Have Not Passed

7-28-2017 We are closer to losing the Affordable Care Act than ever before an it is critical that you make your voice heard. Call your state senators in every state now please, and Maryland senators right now. Call them everyday if necessary because even though they keep doing some kind of work on the bils they are flying past and not being enacted which is good for all of us. It does not seem like they can even think about being fair in most instances:

Md. Senator Ben L. Cardin (202) 224-4524

Md. Senator Chris J. Van Hollen Jr. (202) 224-4654

This is not a drill. Senate votes are in progress—and if any version of repeal passes, it will head to President Trump’s desk for signature. Our D.C. policy team is fighting as hard as possible to stop this bill and they need all of our supporters to amplify their voices. Please, speak out now!

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NASA Doing it's Best to Invite Minority Leadership into Space Types of Educational Programs

NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) awarded approximately $1.8 million in new cooperative agreements to three Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) across the United States. These agreements provide opportunities for TCU students, faculty and staff to engage in NASA-related science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research and activities.

The award is made jointly through both the NASA MUREP for American Indian and Alaskan Native STEM Engagement (MAIANSE) and the Earth Systems, Technology, and Energy Education for MUREP (ESTEEM) activities.

The selected institutions are:

Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico Chief Dull Knife College, Lame Deer, Montana Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, Washington. The awards range in value from approximately $422,200 to $844,400, which will support institutional capacity-building at tribal colleges and the continuation and creation of STEM engagement projects for students at the awarded institutions and their partner institutions.

The selected proposals offer innovative methods, approaches and concepts to make appropriate use of NASA’s current and unique engineering and scientific resources with a strong emphasis on engaging students and educators.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland provides management and administration for the MAIANSE, and NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia provides management and administration for the ESTEEM activities. MAIANSE supports NASA's goal of engaging students in the critical disciplines STEM and inspiring the next generation of explorers. ESTEEM advances the institutional capacity of TCUs to increase the number of underrepresented/underserved students in STEM fields, specifically Earth systems science and climate resiliency.

The cooperative agreements are part of NASA’s strategic emphasis on engaging the American Indian and Alaskan Native communities. For a list of selected organizations and project descriptions, visit:

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/

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911-The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription

7-3-2017 Note: The following text is a transcription of the Constitution as it was inscribed by Jacob Shallus on parchment (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflect the original.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Article. I. Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Section. 2.

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.

When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.

"The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment."

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Supreme Court Will Hear The Presidents Ban on Immigration in the Fall Season

6-27-2017 Today, the US Supreme Court decided to hear Trumps ban on immigration from people in six Muslim countries, for the fall term of the high court.

"The Real Nut Job is Donald Trump, No Approval on Environmental Issues"

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Diane Knaus

6-3-2017Update: Now Donald Trump has decided to strike down and not approve of the Environmental laws that almost every other nation in the free world has approved of. In widespread news this week reported by national news outlets like the New York Times, Donald J. Trump the current president of the United States took a spin down fuzzy brain lane. Because he tries to control everything himself, but then the next day after he has made a statement, he backtracks on it, this creates major anxiety for any followers. This kind of behavior makes it extremely hard for anyone to follow his thoughts and mind games that he continually plays just to keep everyone off balance and to try to cover things up. At least that had been his behavior since he has been president.None of this personal behavior gives anyone any confidence in his abilities to solve anyones problems, but it just makes more major political problms for himself and the entire country who is trying to make sense of his actions.

Last week he fired FBI Director James Comey. Presumably because Comey was investigating Trump and his camp of rubbing noses too close with the Russian government and Commander Flynn's close relationships with the Russians as well. President Obama went so far as to tell Trump that Flynn should not be trusted because of Russian influences. So far Trump decided to ignore the warnings and still loves Flynn, wants him to continue working with him after this is all over. He said he only fired him because Flynn had lied to Spence.

Yes, I can hear you now, WHAT?

"As chairman of the Democracy Reform Task Force"

5-24-2017 News from John Sarbanes of Maryland. The past few days have been among the most shocking and distressing since I was first elected to Congress. Though I am surprised at the pace with which this Administration has devolved into chaos, I cannot say that I am surprised that we eventually arrived at this place. The President's erratic and self-absorbed behavior - governing by destructive impulse rather than by any degree of reasoned deliberation - is increasingly putting our country at risk.

The recent spate of events began with President Trump's sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey. In a television interview, the President admitted that the Director's firing was rooted in his displeasure with the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in our election and potential collusion with the Trump campaign. Then it was revealed that the President asked Director Comey to end his investigation into improper foreign contacts and payments received by former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Next, we learned the President inexplicably decided to release highly classified information to top Russian officials. All of these things deserve careful investigation and I am pleased that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has used his authority to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to conduct that investigation. Mr. Mueller's job will be to find the facts and determine if laws were broken by the President or top officials in his campaign or in the Administration.

The Ins and Outs of the NASA First Launch of SLS and Orion "Real Science"

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NASA is hard at work building the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems needed to send astronauts into deep space. The agency is developing the core capabilities needed to enable the journey to Mars.

It's first flight atop the SLS will not have humans aboard, but it paves the way for future missions with astronauts. Ultimately, it will help NASA prepare for missions to the Red Planet. During this flight, currently designated Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), the spacecraft will travel thousands of miles beyond the moon over the course of about a three-week mission. Real Science today, the Launch is today click here.

Fraudster, Trumpster Will be in the Dumpster Soon Enough

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Diane Knaus

5-11-2017 Because of all the promises he made during his campaign, now he is totally flipping everything he said he would stand up for. As of now, he is stumbling and badly at that. A few days ago he fired James Comey the FBI director. Comey was asking for more money from Congress to detail his investigation into Trumps business dealings. Of course Trump doesn't want anyone looking closely into his business dealings. So Trump thinks he can fire anyone at will, not so fast Trumpy, there are other people who need to be involved in high profile firings.

By flipping his opinions on Social Security, that will put more seniors on welfare for sure. Taking away medicare will put them further down the line and every family will have to take in their most senior members. According to Michael Phelan of Social Security Works, Donald Trump is a fraud! He promised repeatedly on the campaign trail that he would not cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. And the very first bill Trump stands behind, the American Health Care Act, would make deep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

According to new reports. "$800 billion in cuts to Medicaid and other programs such as Meals on Wheels". That is completely apart from the health care cuts. That does not take into account the health care crisis Trump wants to perpetuate. He tops it off with more cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance. Social Security Works now for almost every senior in the country.

But, yet there are still days and months go by with seniors still needing more food to eat. Some people get as little as $6.00 a month toward their food costs. That could be because they are getting just under a $1,000.00 a month in social security. Oh, I forgot no one is supposed to know that because their rents are upwards of $1,000.00 a month, so there is "no money for anything else". Those are the reasons why this country needs a better system to care for our seniors. We need more community gardens, more fresh foods given to seniors by our farmers. Your communities can help individual seniors. But, that calls for you as an individual to do something positive to save seniors from going hungry. Your streets in your neighborhoods is the best place to look to find those seniors who you can help. Do it today, not tomorrow. Make telephone calls or stop in to see your neighbors, take them a cake, or some extra veggies that came from your own garden.

All of this makes me wonder how Trumps mother is getting along? She may have plenty because she lives in another country. Hm, I wonder if he contributes to her welfare at all? NAH, probably not. Many other countries take much better care of their seniors than the US does.

In the end Donald Trump will be taken down by the very things he thinks are the right things to do. He will go to jail for teh bad business deals he has tried to put over the American public. Mark my words on that.I know your emails are packed with Trump news everyday. Delete them for an entire week. Most of them are repeats anyhow. Don't let the news outlets make you crazy.

Trump Says "Your Fired" to FBI Director Comey

Donald Trump Actually does the right thing for once in his lifetime. Well it's about time somebody gave Comey him his comeuppons. Comey didn't seem nervous when he annouced that he was looking into more of Secretary of State Hillary Clintons extra emails. What seemed puzzling was the fact that they had been found on her secretarys husbands' computer. Why not investigate the husband, not Hillary Clnton, after all, why would Hillarys emails be on his computer at all unles it was for some innocuoos reason.

It's almost like he was just poking around or someone was in order to make Hillary Clinton look bad again. I mean after all she was looking bad normally to hear any republican talk. And, most of that was just bad talking points anyhow, no real reasons were ever given or proof to back up any real wrongdoings have ever been had as far as I know. You can't just continue to make things up. There has to be proof, and there hasn't been any proof that could be prooved in court. Just a lot of hearsay about what people think happened, as usual.

I have to tell you I am happy that someone who had access to her information being punished is as good as it gets. But, that is not a reson to get too happy, aftrall she did lose the election particlly due to those emails and the interfearance of the Russians in our politics.

A Letter from the Clinton Foundation

5-4-2017 For all of those who have been told the Clinton Foundation is not in business anymore, or " they are going down", here is some real news. Contrary to the foundations demise they are working and very diligently for the people in the United States of America. This is a letter I received from former President Bill Clinton today..

Diane -

Our country is in the grip of an epidemic. Every day in America we lose more than 100 men and women to opioid overdoses, more than 33,000 in 2015 alone.

Like so many people in this country, I too know families who have lost children to opioid overdose. It is gutwrenching for everyone affected and truly breaks my heart.

And that is why the Clinton Foundation is working to fight this epidemic.

Our first priority is to save lives by expanding emergency use of naloxone, a life saving tool that can reverse an opioid overdose and get the person breathing again in seconds.

Maryland Emergency Notice "Carfentanil 10,000 times deadlier than morphine and 50 times deadlier than heroin."

4-24-17 "Less than two months after declaring a State of Emergency in response to the rising number of opioid deaths, Governor Larry Hogan says Maryland is facing a new fight -- against a drug 100 times more deadly than fentanyl."

Parents always know where your children are and who they are with, when, how, and why!

'Now, we are facing a new fight against carfentanil, which is 100 times more deadly than fentanyl,' Hogan said in a statement Monday. He added, 'Three Marylanders have died after overdosing on this incredibly dangerous substance. It is imperative that we raise awareness of just how deadly these drugs are. Our Opioid Operational Command Center, which I announced in tandem with the State of Emergency, will continue to work with county and local offices, but we need your help to spread the word.'

Three overdoses attributed to the drug were reported in Anne Arundel and Frederick counties on Friday.

According to Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Carfentanil is 10,000 times deadlier than morphine and 50 times deadlier than heroin."

Political Rant, I Want

4-24-17 People are saying in our streets and in their homes that Donald Trump has fallen into his own trap by lying so much he forgets the truth. When you consider all things this has to be true. It doesn't make any real difference in what he wants, because he can't remember it from day to day, then he switches his thoughts to something else.

He has not performed at the minimum level of a kinder gardner in school at this job as President. I want him out of office as soon as possible. That is Before Kim Jong Un starts throwing nuclear bombs, missiles at us, and before Iran can ramp up any illegal things to do to our country. For Gods sake men and women of Congress and the Senate, get him out of office and stop this madness before it's too late. The world he is trying to control is yours as well as mine and all resdients of the USA, not to mention the world we all live in.

Today, he signed off on a law to sell off all national monuments! Do you believe that? So what exorbitant fees will new owners charge to see these parks and monuments? Well it's true. Now decide what else he might sell off. We should have listened to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, when he called Donald Trump a con man during the election race. Mayor Bloomberg has given away more than 5 billion to charities. Trump can't provide any proof that he gave any money to any organization or group in spite of his loud mouth shouting.

Trumps major problem is that nothing has passed through the congress. There have not been votes to pass anything. No bills passed. At the end of this week, congress has to make a budget to fund and support the government, or not. Then the government will have to shut down again.

Paul Ryan was to blame the first time for a budget that fell and we had to shut down the government. Plus Ryan was happy about shutting it down. I think Paul Ryan is a major trouble maker at shutting things and cutting them out of budgets. Ryan is another one who should be gone from our political landscape.

Saying no to things that don't make sense is the right thing to do. But, it's not right saying no just to hear yourself shout to be an obstructionist in all attitudes!

We need to get to working together for the betterment of the entire country. There are hundreds of ways to get corporations to work together for the betterment of all people.

Politicians should tell the truth! It should be a duty to tell the truth for the betterment of society and the world.

Today, he signed off on a law to sell off all national monuments! Do you believe that? Well it's true. Now decide what else he might sell off. We should have listened to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg when he called Donald Trump a con manduring the election race. And, Bloomberg has given away more than 5 billion dollars to charities not like Trump who can't provide any proof that he gave any money to any organization, no matter how loud he screamed!

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As Human Beings Interested in Living a Healthy and Physically Encouraging Lifestyle, We Must March for Science Tomorrow in D.C.

4-20-2017 It takes science teachers and researchers years to learn to live better with science by our sides so we know how to treat our earth. Look at how much better our air quality is in the United States now than it was twenty years ago! With off shore windmills, and solar electricity running our homes and business' everyone needs to respect the scientists who have had the courage to make great changes. Our habits now create a better atmosphere to live within for most of us living in progressive cities and towns.

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Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix // Ritu Saini , 21, and Rupa, 23, enjoy monsoon rains on a roof in Agra, India. Both women are acid attack survivors. A disfiguring and sometimes deadly retributive act generally taken by, or on behalf of, men whose advances the women rejected, acid attacks disfigure hundreds of women and girls in India every year. Formerly a volleyball player, Ritu was attacked by her cousin. After several reconstructive surgeries, she lost her left eye. Rupa was attacked when she was 15. Ritu now spends her days educating people about acid attacks while working at Sheroes Hangout Cafe @sheroeshangout in Agra, India, which is staffed by acid attack survivors and supported by the group @StopAcidAttacks. The group advocates for policies to help acid attack survivors. . Today it was announced that I am the recipient of this year’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, granted each year to a female photographer since Anjas tragic death in Afghanistan in 2014 by the International Womens Media Foundation @theiwmf. It is a tremendous, if bittersweet, honor to win an award in Ans name. Ive long been moved by IWMFs mission to unleash the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom to transform the global news media. Today, I feel this is needed more than ever. I am humbled and proud that the jury would recognize my photojournalism in this way and be one of the women journalists supported and empowered by this prestigious organization. I am grateful for the awareness such a high profile honor will bring to the stories I shared in my application, including Ritus above, which was made on assignment last year for @natgeo. It is a privilege to share the stories of the women and girls who truly deserve an award for their courage. #women #girls #iwmf #sheroes #stopacidattacks

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Bill OReilly is out at Fox News re: sexual harassment allegations

After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill OReilly have agreed that Bill OReilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel, 21st Century Fox said in a statement. It does finally appear that TV corporations are listening to womens complaints about their sexual mistreatment

It's about damn time! At least maybe the exec's are thikning what about my daughter, should she expect to be subjected to such abuse on the job!

Health-Don't Buy Those Yellow Peeps for Easter

4-14-17 Artificial food dye use up by 1500 % in 60 years. Our Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is petitioning the FDA to ban many artificial colorings.

According to :www.thealternativedaily.com. Blue 2 has been linked to brain cancer. It has been banned in Norway, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Germany and Great Britain. Blue 2 linked to brain cancer in lab rats by some studies. Other reported children's symptoms include: asthma, skin rash and hives.Other symptoms include: the possibility for mild to severe allergic reactions. These are common to most artificial colorings, that affect our children.

White Peeps

Some candy companies are now making Easter Peeps in a white color. Food dyes come from petroleum products. Some not so good news! Because of the adding yellow food dye color we now know that these “yellow” peeps are not good for us. We also have white chocolate available for rabbits, peeps and many other sweets.

Yellow 5 aka Tartrazine aka Y4: Yellow 5 is a dye based in both coal tar and crude oil runoff containing benzene, a known carcinogenic. Benzene is banned from gasoline, but, it is still prominent in our food. Thanks to this artificial coloring process, Yellow is one of the most used food dyes in existence. Yellow 5 is one of the main dyes under scrutiny by studies linking its use to hyperactivity in children. It masks severe allergic reactions to those sensitive to aspirin.

Health-Maryland Politicians Pass Common Sense Food Laws for Farmers and Consumers

4-14-17 Maryland politicians passed new laws to give Income Tax Credit to qualified farms for a new Food Donation Pilot Program. Allowing a qualified farm a credit, for tax years 2017 through 2019, of up to $5,000 against the State income tax; providing that the credit is equal to 50% of the value of an eligible food donation or 75% of the value of donated certified organic produce; providing that the amount of tax credit certificates may not exceed $250,000 per year; requiring the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with the Comptroller, to report to the Governor and General Assembly on specified matters by January 1 of specified years; etc.

That makes farmers and consumers a great deal together because it lets more food at greater nutrition value available for needy families. The bill has passed teh House and was sponsored by Delegate Jameson.

Democrats of the Senate Showdown at the Capital, Deprives Gorsuch of Nomination NOT!

In a historic move of power against Republican obstinance and unfairness our Democrats raised their hands higher. Finally someone decided to stand up and be counted against the blatant moves of injustice of republican power mongering! The US has stood honorably with their citizens to bolster equality and fairness in everything for years. But, since President Obama took office anything he wanted to do was blocked for 8 years straight by power hungry republicans who wanted everything their way.

And then Americans elected Donald Trump. What a disaster that has been. Sometimes when new leadership comes into a country it is good when major things are changed. However, having said that this time it is not true. Yes there are things that still need to be changed in America. Just not in the manner Donald Trump and republicans are going about it. Everything has been done haphazardly to put it mildly. Even Trumps wild behavior has been challenged and will be until the Russian probe is concluded. That may well put him in jail, we can then say "Lock Him Up!"

Unfortunately this senate showdown is temporary until the Republicans can change the law on Friday and ram the legislation through to put Gorsuch in place in the Supreme Court, it's a lifelong position. We really need more fair minded people on the Supreme Court period. Yes the Republicans changed the law to accomodate their choice of Gorsuch. He has been installed into office. We will see where his loyalties lie when he begins his term on the Supreme Court. He has many choices, hopefully he will fairly represent everyone fairly and not by his partylines. This is a position for his lifetime, just like the rest of the court.

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Sexual Orientation Is Protected Against Workplace Discrimination by the Civil Rights Act

Wildlife is Extremely Important for Diversty of any Species

Wildlife refuges are supposed to be a haven for biological diversity, not a place where wolf pups can be killed in their dens, Emily Jeffers said. “Once again, this Trump administration is ignoring science and listening only to narrow special interests.”

According to the Center for Biological Diversity, Trump signed legislation to kill wolves,bears in Alaska.

Republicans repeal rules against cruel, unsportsmanlike killings of predators in National Wildlife Refuges.Read More here

RECALL: EpiPen Auto-Injector, Expanded Worldwide

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan's manufacturing partner for EpiPen Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

This recall is being conducted as a result of the receipt of two previously disclosed reports outside of the U.S. of failure to activate the device due to a potential defect in a supplier component. The potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an emergency (failure to activate or increased force needed to activate) and have significant health consequences for a patient experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Both reports are related to the single lot that was previously recalled. The incidence of the defect is extremely rare and testing and analysis across the potentially impacted lots has not identified any units with a defect. However, the recall is being expanded to include additional lots as a precautionary measure out of an abundance of caution. Read More Here

RECALL: Ford Motor Company

DEARBORN, Mich., March 29, 2017 - Ford Motor Company is issuing three safety recalls and one safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows:

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2013-15 Ford Escape, Ford Fiesta ST, Ford Fusion and Ford Transit Connect 1.6-liter GTDI vehicles for under-hood fire risk. Read More Here

US Breaking Political News

Comcast just paid Republicans Millions of Dollars to get your private internet trolling information

Read the lsit of how much these politicians took from Comcast to give them your personal information

According to Nate Lerner Executive Director of the Democratic Coalition Against Trump

Scott Dworkin was on MSNBC's AM with Joy Reid this past Saturday to discuss Devin Nunes' ties to Russia.Scott recently uncovered evidence that Nunes owns part of a winery with a Russian distributor who is VERY close to Putin. As Scott notes, if theres a direct line between Putin and your wallet then you should not be the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee.

In response to Nunes's ties to Russia, the Democratic Coalition Against Trump took direct action by reporting him to the FBI and submitting a House Ethics Committee Violation.

Our #TrumpLeaks program will continue to uncover hard evidence tying Trump and his allies to Russia. By building a strong enough case that Trump is undoubtedly linked to Russia, we're providing the Resistance with the necessary evidence to take legal action against Trump.

Nunes seems very focused on hiding something from the US citizens by his late nght visits to the White House, then cancelling three meetings that are to be held this week with no reasons given.

News from Senator Elizabeth Warren:

48 million people in this country had no health insurance. 48 million people who went to bed each night knowing that one serious illness or one trip to the emergency room and their whole lives would be turned upside down.

With leaders like Senator Ted Kennedy, Congress worked hard, compromised, and ultimately came up with a solution that substantially improved the lives of millions of Americans. No, the Affordable Care Act isnt perfect we have more work to do to bring down the costs of health care. We need the same sort of improvements and adjustments weve been making in Massachusetts since we passed bipartisan health care reform back in 2006.

Improving the ACA doesnt mean we should repeal health care for millions of people and run away. And thats exactly what the GOP Trumpcare plan does: throw 24 million people off their health insurance by 2024. Fourteen million will lose their health care next year.

And then what?

Throwing people off their health insurance wont stop people from having heart attacks. It wont stop people from having strokes or discovering a cancerous lump. It wont stop people suffering from substance abuse or mental health problems. It won’t stop people from falling down and breaking an ankle or banging their head in a car accident.

If the Republicans take away health insurance for 24 million people, there are only two roads ahead: 1) health centers and hospitals wont get paid for the treatments they give and theyll pass along the costs to everyone else, or 2) even more people in America are going to go bankrupt, lose their homes, their savings, and everything else they have built up. Oh, the Republican plan will give us one more road: more people will die without health care.

House Republicans are trying to hold a vote on their Trumpcare plan tomorrowthe anniversary of the ACA being signed into law. So nows the time:

Call your member of Congress and encourage them to vote NO on the Republicans’ American Health Care Act. If theyre already voting NO, thank them for their vote. To reach the Capitol Switchboard, call 202-224-3121 and ask for your representative office. To look up your representative, click here.

D. T. Three Strikes and you are out, four and you are impeached!Coming Soon to a Country Near You!

1.FBI Comey Says Trump and White house staffers are in midst of a FBI probe as to who spoke to Russians and gave them information, or took tips or money from Russians.

2.Rep Adam Schiff D. of California member of House Intel Committee, says there is more than circumstantial evidence of collusion of the Trump White House campaign team with Russia.

3.The travel Ban put in place and signed for the second time by Trump, a judge in Hawaii says he blocked and would violate a current constitutional law on religious rights.

4.FBI says there has been no evidence of any wiretapping of Donald Trumps home in New York.

5.Schwarzenegar Tells trump, You told me my rating was low on your TV show. Now I see that your ratings are lower than mine.

Maryland Bans Fracking in the state

3-28-17 Wow! The Maryland Senate just voted 35-10 to ban fracking in Maryland! Since the House already passed the bill and Governor Hogan promised to sign it, we're about to ban fracking in Maryland.

This victory is a true testament to the power of grassroots organizing and believing that even when the odds are stacked against us, we can do extraordinary things. Maryland just became the first state with gas reserves to pass a legislative ban on fracking, and Governor Hogan is the first Republican governor to call for a fracking ban. Our movement made this possible, and today we should all feel incredibly proud.

Opinion "Donald Trump's Latest Lie"

3-15-2017 We have had a few unsavory presidents, so far only a few have been real dumb asses. Richard Nixon for one was a real dishonest Abe in sheep's clothing. George W. Bush was a great disappointment to most of us, leaving us with a fractured economy the likes of which no one had ever seen before.

President Obama fixed this and upon his leaving the White House has the highest presidential rating ever. As well as the lowest unemployment rate since the great depression.

Trump will never attain either of those goals. Why, because they are coming back to bite him in the ass proves he is not trustworthy at all. His ratings continue to drop. He continues to lie everyday. Donald Trump is not Normal in any way! Each lie is bigger than the first one. His last lie that is turning around is going to bite him again, is that President Obama had his phones wiretapped at his New York office in Trump Towers.

 March is International Women's Month

Jeanette A. Scissum, Scientist and Mathematician at NASA

Jeanette Scissum joined NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in 1964 after earning bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from Alabama A&M University. Scissum published a NASA report in 1967,Survey of Solar Cycle Prediction Models, which put forward techniques for improved forecasting of the sunspot cycle.  

Message from the UN on Interantional Womens Rights UN Secretary-General AntÃnio Guterres'

Hails women for their many contributions on International Women's Day, 8 March 2017. This year's theme is Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.

 

The Women of NASA who were featured in the movie Hidden Figures

In one specific scene head NASA engineer Paul Stafford refuses the request of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) to go to an editorial meeting about John Glenn's upcoming mission to become the first American to orbit the Earth. Stafford's response is dismissive "There's no protocol for women attending." Johnson replies, "There's no protocol for a man circling Earth either, sir."

Within the film it focuses on mathematically figuring out trajectories of the space crafts mission. her team of threes big job was to trace out in extreme detail Freedom 7's exact path from liftoff to splashdown.

Johnson's first big NASA assignment was computing the trajectories for Alan Shepard's historic flight in 1961.

The film focuses on John Glenn's 1962 trip around the globe and does add dramatic flourishes that are, Hollywood glory. The events focus were true events. John Glen wasn't a computer whiz and didn't totally believe in them. He did say get the girl to check the numbers if they are ok I'll fly. The film is accurate and many accolades should have been given to these women many years prior for their dilligence and attitudes. A worthy film to see and experience as a major part of the usa's travel in space and the women who did the mathematics to get the men into space and bring them home safely.

ruth bader ginsberg will not step down from the us supreme court

Ruth Bader Ginsberg Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Decides to Not Retire from the Court

My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent according to Ruth herself. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a book about her writings and legal experiences by way of becoming a lawyer and member of the Supreme Court. It is a compilation of her path to the court. I understand that the audio book may be a better listening experience than reading the enire book because you get to hear her voice and it makes a better presentation piece. She is one of the fiercest voices against the corrupting influence of money in politics. Read Ruth Bader Ginsburgs book My Own Words. It is available in hard back, soft cover or audio on Amazon.

As a Nation in trump Turmoil we love her tenacity. We're depending on Ruth, -FightForReform.org

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Mr. Groosevelt Says, "Womens equality is a law in the USA. And it is not legal to keep harassing women in the workplace." As a matter of fact, I think Secretary of State should look into harassment by the republicans over her thirty years of public service.

Pepsico Supports Elephant Habitat Destruction

Many of us call it the "most ruthless destruction of elephant habitat we've ever seen."

Last year Indonesia's president announced a moratorium last April on forest clearing. Within the Leuser Ecosystem, a Rainforest Action Network investigation found that PT. Agra Bumi Niaga, a rogue palm oil producer, unlawfully accelerated the clearing. That was even after the President ordered them out of the country.

Leuser Ecosystem is a "top priority conservation area. According to Sum Of Us, Wilmar palm oil refineries, the supplier for PepsiCo and other US snack and food companies. "top priority conservation area." Why, because it's the "only place on earth where elephants, tigers, orangutans and rhinos live in the same forest." This province also provides drinking water for millions in the Aceh province of Indonesia.

"Pepsico needs to be Stopped Now."

Orbital ATK Dedicates Cygnus Spacecraft to John Glenn

By Steven Siceloff, NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida

3-12-2017 A supply spacecraft set to carry thousands of pounds of experiments and equipment to the International Space Station will also carry the name John Glenn, Orbital ATK said Thursday during a ceremony dedicating the mission to the first American to orbit the Earth.

"John Glenn was probably responsible for more students studying math and science and being interested in space than anyone," said former astronaut Brian Duffy, Orbital ATK's vice president of Exploration Systems. "When he flew into space in 1962, there was not a child then who didn't know his name. He's the one that opened up space for all of us."

Glenn, who passed away in December at age 95, was one of NASA's original seven astronauts. After making his landmark orbital mission in February 1962, he served as a U.S. senator from Ohio. After retiring from politics, Glenn made his second spaceflight in 1998 as part of the STS-95 crew flying space shuttle Discovery.

Teen Maturing and Dating Issues from the CDC for Parents

2-27-2017 Should we parents really be worried about the people they are dating becoming violent or abusive? CDC says emphatically yes we should be worried. According to CDC, in a recent national survey, did you know 1 in 10 teens reported being hit or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend at least once in the 12 months before the survey? Additionally, during the 12 months before the survey, 1 in 10 teens reported they had been kissed, touched, or physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to at least once by someone they were dating.

mouse free graphicYour sleep is just as important as a mouses!

2-17-2017 According to research scientists at Johns Hopkins University, sleep deprivation handicaps the brains ability to form new memories, study in mice shows. Chemical recalibration of brain cells during sleep is crucial for learning, and sleeping pills may sabotage it.

Studying mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning and memory so the animals can solidify lessons learned and use them when they awaken in the case of nocturnal mice, the next evening.

The researchers, all of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, also report they have discovered several important molecules that govern the recalibration process, as well as evidence that sleep deprivation, sleep disorders and sleeping pills can interfere with the process.

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PETS help take stress away from our lives!

We all need to take better care of ourselves and our pets. Becasue we need them as much as they needs us, everywday in everyway. Make a new routine for yourself and your pet to help you grow together today. Yo will live longer and so will they. You both will be happier everyday.

Health - Johns Hopkins researchers to bring surgical quality improvement initiative to hospitals nationwide

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2-14-2017 According to the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, in collaboration with the American College of Surgeons, has been awarded a nearly $4 million contract, with the option of $12 million over three years, for a total of about $16 million from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve the outcomes and experiences of surgery patients across the United States. The project, funded and guided by AHRQ, will enable more than 750 hospitals to implement enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols, which have been shown to reduce complications, decrease lengths of stay and boost patient experience. Click here for more

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Equality For All, more than a million US women protestors voices heard against Donald J. Trump on march day

1-21-2017 More than a million women and families have gone into Washington, D.C.and through our country to protest Trump's Inauguration and to announce their intentions to enforce Equality for All. These women and families are going to swamp congressional phone numbers to tell government what they really think. Of course they should have done this before the election rather than after in my opinion. That probably would have changed many opinions and votes I beleive.

Why are so many democrats angry? It's is not because tey are sodre losers, it it because of what Donald J. Trump said over and over during his campaign. His attitude of self rightousness when every single day he changes his mind and then proceeds to say, "Oh I didn't say that". Well yes he did say many things that are patently untrue. Check with Politifacts.com

Plus the fact that Sean Spicer said "That was the largest audience to witness an inauguration, period. (Spicer is the communications director for the Republican National Committee)." Politifact said this was a LIE!

Here at 911info.net, we do not codone anyone creating violence against police officers,or anyone else, or destroying propery anywhere. That is not what protesting is all about. We have the right to free speech, but not the right to destroy other peoples property, public safety, or pubic property, ever!

Do You Live in Maryland? Do you still want to sign up for Affordable Healthcare Here?

According to Christine Davenport, Chair, Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee by authority of Robert Haynes, Treasurer, you can contact us here:

annearundeldems@gmail.com

mailing address: P.O. Box 487, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

website: www.annearundeldems.com

Three Ways You Can Help Save Obamacare

Legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will come up in the Senate soon. There are three ways you can help to make sure the ACA is NOT repealed.

1. Get more people signed up.You can still sign up, do it now!

If you know anybody who is uninsured, encourage him or her to sign up with the Maryland Health Connection now. Open enrollment lasts until January 31. Just google "Maryland Health Connection" or click here for more information.

2. Urge Governor Hogan to ask Congress NOT to repeal the ACA until there's a better plan in place. Other Republican Governors have already done so. If you have a friend or relative who has been helped by the ACA (and there are many!), tell his or her story to Governor Hogan.

You can contact the Governor by phone 410-974-3901

1-800-811-8336

MD Relay 1-800-735-2258

3. Contact your family, friends, and colleagues who live in states with Republican senators and urge them to contact their senators now and let them know that we will hold them accountable if they take away our health care system.

Elected officials will pay attention to their own constituents, so urge family and friends from those states to write, e-mail, or call their senators.

The message is simple: The Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid save lives and create jobs. Don't mess with them!

Listed here are the names and state, offices and telephone numbers of all the US senators. Thanks for your help in preserving our health care system.

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON HIS REVIEW OF CLASSIFIED REPORT ON RUSSIAN HACKING OF U.S. ELECTIONS

Washington 1-12-2017 Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding his review of the classified intelligence report on Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections.

I have now read the highly classified intelligence report on Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections. I analyzed the report from my perspective as a computer science major and as a Member of the National Security Subcommittee of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee."

Here is my reaction: there is clear and convincing evidence to support the conclusions of the intelligence community as set forth in the unclassified version of the report. Russian hacking of Americans and American political organizations during the 2016 U.S. presidential election was multifaceted and brazen, with the goals of undermining faith in the U.S. democratic process and harming Secretary Clinton's electability. Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference for Trump.

I believe Trump is actively misleading Americans when he says the Russians did not attempt to help his election chances and denigrate Secretary Clintons electability. Cyber espionage against American political organizations and cyber intrusions into our electoral boards are not partisan issues, they are American issues. I call on every Member of Congress who has been briefed on or read the classified report to tell Trump that he needs to tell the truth to the American people. At stake is not just our national security, but the very fabric of our democracy.

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World News

Building on gender promise, Guterres names three women to top UN posts

December 2016 The United Nations Secretary-General-designate, Antonio Guterres today announced that he will be appointing Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria as the UN deputy chief, on his assumption of office as the ninth chief of the global Organization in January 2017.

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed is currently the Minister of Environment of Nigeria, where she steers the country’s efforts to protect the natural environment and conserve resources for sustainable development, read a statement issued by Mr. Guterres’s office.

She also served as Special Advisor to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Post-2015 Development Planning, where she was instrumental in bringing about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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America Needs to do the same thing! It's called Equality! That's right in Line with what DJT wants at least supposedly wants to show more women in postions of power like you said you normaly do in your day to day business! OOps I have to take that back immediately.

To date 6-19-17 Donald Trump has shown himself to be a liar as far as womens rights and equality goes. He has done nothing he said he was going to do as far as equlaity goes.

Violence is Against Womens Rights

12-29-2016 Violence against women is a violation of human rights that cannot be justified by any political, religious, or cultural claim. A global culture of discrimination against women allows violence to occur daily and with impunity. Amnesty International calls on you to help us eradicate violence against women and help women to achieve lives of equality and dignity. For more information on womens human rights, visit http://www.amnestyusa.org/women or contact us at AIUSA.

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Do You Have Diabetes? 10 Foods tips that can help get it under control

Ten Tips:

1. Eat Smaller Portions in a meal

2. Choose less fatty foods

3. Stop eating deep fried foods

4. Bake your meals instead of frying them all of the time

5. Eat less sugary foods like cakes, candies, icings

6. Eat more fresh carrots, greens, cabbage, kale

7.Cut out whole milk and dairy products made from whole milk

8. Change your salad dressings to vinegar based ones stop eating creamy dressings

9. Stop using lard, shortening, stick margarine, and nondairy creamers

Are You at Risk of Diabetes, Take the Test

9-16-2016 Taking the Test With DoIHavePrediabetes.org just a click away, the prediabetes risk test is right at people's fingertips by desktop, tablet, and smartphone. Visitors can print test results too to share with their doctor, or print the complete test and take it offline. With the interactive real-time test on TV and radio, audiences just have to answer 7 simple questions while they're watching or listening and they've taken the test, as simple as that. People can also text "RISKTEST" to 97779 to take the test via text message. They will then receive lifestyle tips and support by text in the weeks and months ahead.

911 In Loving Memory and Resolve

FYI Religious Organizations can't back Political candidates

Looks like Dumpy Trumpy has frogotten all of that legal stuff when he went to a black church to try to persuade them to vote for him. See More click here

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Update D.T. Trip to see Mexican President Mr. Peña Nieto "We will not pay for any wall"

9-2-2016 Mr. Peña Nieto President of Mexico Claims We will not pay for any wall to be built.“I cannot envision him sitting in that chair, that was the chair of President Washington, President Jefferson, President Kennedy, President Reagan,” Mr. Fox said. “He doesn’t know how to run a nation. He doesn’t even know how to run a business.”"

Personally I cannot fathom the often displayed total arrogance of D.T. This time he has really overstepped himself and will pay the price by alienating Mexicos people for a very long time. He is in fact trying his own brand of"warmongering ", the likes we have never seen in theis country except by the moffia in prior years! It will make doing business with the people almost nonexistent for our future/ or possibly better as long as he loses the election. That is the real upside.

Too Little Too Late - Update Minimum Wage Workers in Baltimore.

19th amendment

The 19th Amendment Law

Joint Resolution of Congress proposing a constitutional amendment extending the right of suffrage to women, May 19, 1919; Ratified Amendments, 1795-1992; General Records of the United States Government; Record Group 11; National Archives.

It does not matter what anyone else thinks about it, it is a law. We can vote and we have the freedom of thought as well. We are not 2nd class citizens. Nor should we be treated like 2nd class citizens or anything less.

How to Fix Congress According to Warren Buffet

8-8-2016 Warren Buffett, "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months " 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971... before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.

Ordered"Illegal" by the Circuit Court Now Have to let blacks in North Carolina Vote in Elections

7-29-2016 In a historically unfair atmosphere republicans tried to stop African Americans from voting and have been ordered to Stand Down by the 4th District Court. They can no longer practice discrimination as they had in the past because they actually targeted this segment of the people there to stop the whole race from voting.This is one of the msot appalling things I have ever heard of, especially because the legislature of North Carolina approved it. Who wants to live in North Carolina? Not me for sure, and I am white.

It all started way before Secretary of State and now Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton became known politically

I do Support Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now Presidential Nominee for President of the United States of America, I'll tell you why!

7-28-2016 Number one it is not, I repeat not because she is a woman. My vote for her is because of her unwavering support of families and childrens issues throughout her professional lifetime, some 40 years. She has always fought for families and children too. She has changed her mind a few times when she realised the situation was not what she was first told or thought. Just like you and I have.

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To Read the US Constitution go here

88% of Congress is up for Re-election

7-23-2016 How is that for a chance for all of us to make poitical change for our nation? We definitely need major changes. Most of us will agree on that. We need to make more careful choices for the new administration that will be positive for all of us. Yes, "I said we need to make positive changes for our entire country". That translates into you having to think about the fairness of what you have been thinking as to what we need to change for the betterment of all of us, not just for you personally. Yes, we need to thin of others, and everyones equality and rights under the Constitution. Translates into knowing more doesn't it? Just go here to read the consttution for yourself.

The Pope Just Endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. You can't get much better than that!

End Violence Against Children

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The Washington Monument photo by Diane Knaus© This is what America really looks like relaxing together.

Politics-Supreme Court Says States Can Keep their Own Gun Laws

6-21-2016 In a move to let states to remain independent and make laws that apply to themselves, the court allows states choices. The court left in place a lower court ruling which upheld laws passed in response to another mass shooting involving a semi-automatic weapon, the elementary school attack in Newtown, Connecticut. It is also a reminder of the shooting in

Seven States Banned assualt weapons Include:

1. The District of Columbia

2. Hawaii

3. Maryland

4. California

5. New Jersey

6. Massachusetts

7. Connecticut

8. New York

Politics- Senator Chris Murphy Why I filibustered on the Senate Floor for gun violence prevention

An email I received tonight. Diane --Why I filibustered for gun violence prevention. I was the Congressman from Newtown, Connecticut when tragedy struck Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th, 2012. As long as I live, I’ll never forget the scene at the firehouse when twenty-six families were told they would not be reunited with their children and loved ones.

"On Sunday, Americans woke up to a nightmare

Protect Your children From Sexual Abusers They May Be Closer to Home Than You Thinkmore information go here

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In my opinion, no politician has the right to lie to the American public, ever! Our reality is his proposals are nothing but wolf cries. Donald Trumps words are aimed at racist white supremacists, and he missed the mark altogether. Hisstop-and-frisk was definitely ineffective. Why, because he was obviously discriminatory against minorities. When crime drastically decreased, it was because of new reforms in policing techniques. No one is buying into what he purports to be true. We now know that what he has said is patently untrue, in other words he lied gain.