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Hand dyer mainly to the quilters market, doll maker, oil painter and teacher, anti-fas, cat owner, anti nuke, ex navy, reasonably good cook, father of three happy successful kids and three happy grand kids. Life is good.

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Jared Kushner Could Be The Next Domino To Fall In Muellers Russia Probe

Source: Huffinton Post


Trump’s son-in-law might have been at the center of an elaborate, multinational effort to undermine then-President Barack Obama.
By Jesselyn Cook
THOMAS PETER via Getty Images

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Sergei Kislyak, the former Russian ambassador to the U.S. One of the alleged falsehoods that led to Flynn’s indictment appears to implicate Trump’s own son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

Court filings and multiple reports hint at an elaborate, multinational effort led by Flynn and Kushner to undermine then-President Barack Obama at the behest of then-President-elect Trump.


Flynn said “a very senior member of the Presidential Transition Team” directed him to call officials from foreign governments in an attempt to block the vote, according to court records. Sources told several news outlets that Kushner is that senior official.

“Jared called Flynn and told him, you need to get on the phone to every member of the Security Council and tell them to delay the vote,” a Trump transition official who was in the room with Flynn at the time of the call told BuzzFeed, adding that Kushner described the issue as “a top priority for the president.”

NBC News and CNN also reported that Kushner had ordered Flynn to contact Russia.

Mueller reportedly questioned Kushner about Flynn behind closed doors in November.


Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mueller-jared-kushner-flynn_us_5a21889ae4b03350e0b6773f?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

I hope the little weasel get his father old cell. I think he'd be only slightly less likely to rat out Trump than Bevis and Butthead Trump who will flip in a moment's contemplation.

Rachel Madow reports that Adam Schiff said that Jeff Sessions refused to answer....

this question: "Did President Trump ask you to kill the Russia investigation?"

Cue in Gotterdamerung, the end has just begun!!!!

Anybody use HughesNet?

Recommend it???

Black Mens Sentences 20 Percent Longer Than White Mens For Similar Crimes

A new report provides more evidence of the racism in the criminal justice system.
By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman


A report released last week from the USSC ― an independent agency of the U.S. judicial branch ― looked at federal prison sentences in the United States from Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2016, and found that black male offenders received sentences on average 19.1 percent longer than those of “similarly situated” white male offenders.

The commission also factored in offenders’ criminal histories to look at whether violence in offenders’ pasts could account for the racial disparities ― and found that it did not. Looking at 2016, the only year for which such data was available, the commission found that, after controlling for criminal history, black men still received 20.4 percent longer sentences than did white men.

This report’s findings match those of a previous USSC report from 2007 to 2011, which found a nearly 20 percent gap in sentences between black and white men.

The percentage difference in sentence length between black and white male offenders has increased from 1998 to 2016. Red is 1998 to 2003, green is 2003 to 2004, blue is 2005 to 2007, black is 2007 to 2011 and yellow is 2011 to 2016.

The racial disparities in sentencing appear to have increased over the last two decades, worsening specifically after 2005.

According to older USSC reports, the gap between black and white men in sentencing was about 11 percent for 1998 to 2003 and 5 percent for 2003 to 2005. But it jumped to 15 percent for 2005 to 2007 and to nearly 20 percent thereafter.


Overall, sentencing is just one part of the broader problem of racial discrimination in the criminal justice system: Black people are incarcerated in U.S. state prisons at more than five times the rate of white people.


No, We Didnt Just See The First Marijuana Overdose Death

Recent reports may have some people confused, so let’s clear up a few things.
By Nick Wing


Humans have been getting high on marijuana for millennia, and there has never been a recorded case of a fatal overdose. That record appeared to be in peril earlier this week, following reports that an 11-month-old in Colorado died last year following exposure to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in weed.


“We are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed that child,” one of the doctors who authored the report told The Washington Post in a later interview.

And indeed, that’s clear after a close reading of the paper.

The doctors actually argue that marijuana exposure could have contributed to the myocarditis ― an inflammation of the heart muscle ― that was determined to have caused the death of the 11-month-old boy. The child tested positive for high levels of THC, and there have been prior reports of cannabis-associated myocarditis, according to the doctors. Because they couldn’t confirm an alternate cause for the cardiac inflammation after conducting additional testing, they concluded there may have been a “possible relationship” between the THC and the fatal episode.


But to be clear, this was not a case of fatal marijuana overdose. It wasn’t even a claim of one. Such a death would be truly remarkable, as reports have found that a user would have to ingest somewhere between 20,000 to 40,000 times the amount of THC contained in a single joint ― if not more ― to approach lethal toxicity. It’s not clear if that’s even physically possible, which is probably why one Colorado doctor was quick to “call ‘BS’” on the idea that the child had been poisoned by marijuana.

But even the more accurate and less controversial conclusion ― that there could be a link between cannabis and fatal myocarditis ― has raised some eyebrows.

“I’m not convinced, I have to be honest,” Dr. Bruce Goldberger, chief of forensic medicine at the University of Florida, told HuffPost. “Marijuana is a drug that’s impairing, but not one that’s known to cause issues like those described in the paper.”


The report presented a few other red flags that could have been worth further examination. For example, although the doctors claimed to have ruled out “almost every other cause” of death, the paper makes no mention of screening for a fungal infection, which can also cause myocarditis.

But ultimately, it’s not just medical professional who have to exercise caution when it comes to reporting on drugs.

“You also have to be careful about what you read on the internet,” Goldberger said.

Has anybody else seen this piece of $%%&%#?

When you pull his string he says, "Someone - shoot me, pleeeaaase!"
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