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At least in House of Cards we have a politician...

Now we have a House Whore...!

I want Frank Underwood for president.

This is not good...

Turkish authorities have formally arrested 1,656 people in the past six months for allegedly supporting terrorist organisations or insulting officials on social media, and are investigating at least 10,000 others, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.

In a statement it said legal action had been taken against 3,710 people identified by police.

Beside those arrested, 1,203 people were released on probation, 767 were released and 84 others are still in detention.

Charges include provoking hatred among the people; praising terrorist organisations; disseminating terrorist propaganda; openly declaring allegiance to terrorist groups; insulting statesmen; and targeting the indivisibility of the state or safety of citizens.

Investigations and legal procedures are underway against an additional 10,000 people reported to public prosecutors.



Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, parliamentary republic with a diverse cultural heritage.

These are the senators that will vote party before country...

Only a handful of lawmakers have been loyal to Donald J. Trump from the beginning.



Trumps minions that will vote for anything Trumpster wants..

King Trump...LMAO

"Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King," the GOP said in its official Christmas message.


First North Carolina then the USA

In 2005, in the midst of a career of traveling around the world to help set up elections in some of the most challenging places on earth – Afghanistan, Burma, Egypt, Lebanon, South Africa, Sudan and Yemen, among others – my Danish colleague, Jorgen Elklit, and I designed the first comprehensive method for evaluating the quality of elections around the world. Our system measured 50 moving parts of an election process and covered everything from the legal framework to the polling day and counting of ballots.

In 2012 Elklit and I worked with Pippa Norris of Harvard University, who used the system as the cornerstone of the Electoral Integrity Project. Since then the EIP has measured 213 elections in 153 countries and is widely agreed to be the most accurate method for evaluating how free and fair and democratic elections are across time and place.

When we evolved the project I could never imagine that as we enter 2017, my state, North Carolina, would perform so badly on this, and other, measures that we are no longer considered to be a fully functioning democracy.

In the just released EIP report, North Carolina’s overall electoral integrity score of 58/100 for the 2016 election places us alongside authoritarian states and pseudo-democracies like Cuba, Indonesia and Sierra Leone. If it were a nation state, North Carolina would rank right in the middle of the global league table – a deeply flawed, partly free democracy that is only slightly ahead of the failed democracies that constitute much of the developing world.

Indeed, North Carolina does so poorly on the measures of legal framework and voter registration, that on those indicators we rank alongside Iran and Venezuela. When it comes to the integrity of the voting district boundaries no country has ever received as low a score as the 7/100 North Carolina received. North Carolina is not only the worst state in the USA for unfair districting but the worst entity in the world ever analyzed by the Electoral Integrity Project.



Republicans are the new nazis

A Spiritual lesson for the Trumpster ...

You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic.

True power is restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe, stay calm, peaceful and tall and allow things to pass.

When the unholy trinity Trump, Ryan and Netanyahu don't like something...you know...

It must be right...on the money

#BREAKING: The U.N. Security Council has passed a landmark resolution demanding an immediate end to Israeli settlement building in occupied territories.



Bush White House Ethics Lawyer Files Complaint Against FBI Director

FBI Director Comey may have violated the Hatch Act, his ethical responsibilities, and a host of departmental guidelines by releasing the October 28th letter that undoubtedly affected the presidential election.


wtf took so long..??

Trump the Dinosaur...

Transition Teams Request on Gender Equality Rattles State Dept.

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition team this week asked employees at the State Department to submit details of programs aimed at promoting gender equality, including a list of the positions primarily focused on such issues, fanning fears within the agency that the incoming administration might roll back a cornerstone initiative of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The one-page memo, a copy of which was provided to The New York Times, asks for a summary “outlining existing programs and activities to promote gender equality, such as ending gender-based violence, promoting women’s participation in economic and political spheres, entrepreneurship, etc.”

It also asks for information on positions dedicated to those activities, as well as how much funding was directed to these programs in 2016. The responses were due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the same day the questionnaire was circulated within the department.

Transition Team’s Request on Gender Equality Rattles State Dept. - The New York Times


The con don likes his women barefoot and naked...
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