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Halloween is Screamin' Jay Hawkins Day.

Connie Schultz, Sherrod Brown's wife, just posted a threat she received

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10159277049495272&set=a.81805775271

I donít know how to post here from Facebook. If someone can please post. Thanks.

Great kid rockers' anthem for environment.

NC Lt.Gov: gays are 'filth'. Jeff Jackson calls for him to resign.

Jeff Jackson
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I am calling on our Lt. Governor, Mark Robinson, to resign.
As you can see from this video, this week he angrily referred to the LGBTQ community as "filth."
Then he says, "Yes, I called it filth."
There's no debate here. This is open discrimination. It is completely unacceptable.
This fits a pattern from him.
He's made many openly hateful and discriminatory comments about the LGBTQ community and Jewish people.
When asked about it, he always doubles down.
I serve in the state Senate.
As Lt. Governor, he presides over the state Senate. It's his primary duty.
As a member of that body, I have a responsibility to clearly state that this is not a position that should be held by someone who is plainly and proudly discriminatory.
The NC GOP is *absolutely* clearing a path for him to be their gubernatorial nominee in 2024.
If he runs, he's all but certain to be the Republican nominee. He is immensely popular within his party - and I imagine he still will be, even after this.
The last thing our state needs is open discrimination from someone in high office.
It tells a lot of wonderful people - our friends, family, neighbors - that someone who represents them thinks they're all beneath basic dignity.
No one should find that remotely acceptable.
But the fact that he feels comfortable saying this - confident that not a single elected member of his party will stand up to him, as none have - is why this is about more than just him. There's no shortage of enabling going on here.
Yes, I work hard to stay positive in my campaign.
No, that doesn't mean turning a blind eye to clear violations of basic decency.
You have to call that out - and let people know what happened. That's how we do the work of defending those standards.
And I really canít stand bullies. Thatís all this man is.
When you stand up to bullies, you catch them by surprise. They count on people stepping aside.
That's not going to happen here. Please join me in letting him know.
To our LGBTQ friends who were the targets of this discrimination, youíve had to put up with this hate for far too long.
This kind of behavior should be part of our past, not our present.
Weíre going to prevail over it, again, and move closer to full equality and dignity.
- Sen. Jeff Jackson

PandoraPapers: S.Dakota lawmakers allowed state's use as tax haven for financial elites

https://www.inquisitr.com/6497014/pandora-papers-show-south-dakota-is-a-major-tax-haven

ÖPandora Papers show that around $360 billion in customer assets are currently held in various trusts based in the state of South Dakota. The figure has allegedly more than quadrupled over the past decade, according to the ICJ, which wrote the following.

"The documents provide details about the movement of hundreds of millions of dollars from offshore havens in the Caribbean and Europe into South Dakota, a sparsely populated American state that has become a major destination for foreign money."

South Dakota Laws

Around $360 billion is being held in South Dakota trusts because lawmakers have approved legislation "championed by insiders in the trust industry."

According to The Washington Post, which participated in the investigation, South Dakota is now comparable to notorious tax havens around the globe.

"South Dakota now rivals notoriously opaque jurisdictions in Europe and the Caribbean in financial secrecy," the outlet noted.

A few other American states, such as Nevada and Florida, appear to be moving in the same direction, according to the documents.

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