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Human101948's Journal
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May 20, 2015

Support Our Troops: Lawmakers Back Broader Access to Contraceptives for Women in the Military

Apparently all the opposition to contraception melts away when it is a question of keeping the war machine running smoothly...

WASHINGTON — Both houses of Congress are moving to guarantee greater access to contraceptives for women in the military, actions that lawmakers say are prompted in part by concern about unplanned pregnancies in the armed forces.

The annual defense policy bill, passed on Friday by the House, says military clinics and hospitals must be able to dispense any method of contraception approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Women have complained that they are sometimes unable to obtain contraceptives prescribed by their doctors, especially when they are deployed overseas.

The House bill also says women should, whenever possible, have access to “a sufficient supply” that will last for their entire deployment. Women who are overseas for long periods sometimes report that they have difficulty refilling prescriptions because military clinics run out of specific contraceptives and resupply shipments can be slow to arrive.


May 12, 2015

Judge’s Ruling Against 2 Banks Finds Misconduct in ’08 Crash

Many on Wall Street have long argued that the banks did not generally break the law when they packaged shoddy mortgages and sold them to investors in the lead-up to the financial crisis of 2008.

But on Monday, in the starkest of terms, a federal judge dealt a strong blow to that version of history. She ruled that two banks misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in selling them mortgage bonds that contained numerous errors and misrepresentations.

“The magnitude of falsity, conservatively measured, is enormous,” Judge Denise L. Cote of Federal District Court in Manhattan wrote in a scathing 361-page decision.

May 12, 2015

UPDATE: Gov. Chris Christie Spent $300K On Food, Alcohol, NFL Concessions Using N.J. Taxpayer Money

Gov. Chris Christie has spent $360,000 from his state allowance during his five years in office -- more than 80 percent of which, or $300,000, was used to buy food, alcohol and desserts, according to a New Jersey Watchdog analysis of records released by the governor’s office.

Some of Christie’s most notable expenses happened during the 2010 and 2011 NFL football seasons at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, where the Giants and Jets play their home games. Christie used a debit card, on 58 occasions, to pay a total of $82,594 for concessions at MetLife, according to the report.

The governor’s office wouldn’t provide any receipts or records for the expenses to New
Jersey Watchdog, but defended the governor’s spending practices.

May 8, 2015

America's corporate criminals are the envy of the world...

Nowhere else in the world can criminals like Darryl Issa accumulate half a billion dollars and be elected to the top governing body of the nation. Criminals from countries around the globe are willing to put up huge amounts of ill-gotten gains to establish themselves in the U.S.A. where they can freely practice their religion of money worshipping. Freedom means being able to practice unfettered usury, corporate cronyism, and political corruption.

May 3, 2015

Let's show our support for this NYC cop shot by alleged asshole...

NYC Cop shot

Reuters) - A man wanted for illegal gun possession was charged on Sunday with the attempted murder of a New York City plainclothes police officer who was shot in the head while pursuing the suspect in his unmarked car, authorities said.

Officer Brian Moore, 25, remained in critical but stable condition at Jamaica Hospital, a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department said.

Police identified the suspect in the shooting in the New York borough of Queens on Saturday as Demetrius Blackwell, 35. He was arrested soon after the shooting and on Sunday he was charged with attempted murder, assault and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, the NYPD said.


April 29, 2015

It does my ol' 60's heart good to see the young people protesting in Baltimore!

I was so discouraged over the years when the most enthusiastic demonstrations were at the Spring Break in Florida for the bikini contests. Finally young people are marching for social justice. Listen up Mrs.Clinton, this is the future--not your pals on Wall Street, not the TPP, not Goldman Sachs.

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