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October 29, 2018

Mookie hits a homer!

October 28, 2018

"Each Time a man strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope" RFK-BETO

"My father believed;
'Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope," said Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights President Kerry Kennedy.




http://www.pbs.org/programs/rfk-in-the-land-of-apartheid/
RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope


This is the epithet inscripted on RFK's tomb, right next to his brother, JFK. It reads:
"Each Time a man strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope"


BETO O'Rourke speech 10/04/2018
https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5bb4e4cce4b0876eda9a620c/amp

Beto O'Rourke And The Persistence Of Hope




BETO TWEET

https://twitter.com/BetoORourke/status/1004187701950730241
October 28, 2018

"Each time a man stands up against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope"RFK-BETO

"My father believed;
'Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope," said Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights President Kerry Kennedy.




http://www.pbs.org/programs/rfk-in-the-land-of-apartheid/
RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope


This is the epithet inscripted on RFK's tomb, right next to his brother, JFK. It reads:
"Each Time a man strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope"


BETO O'Rourke speech 10/04/2018
https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5bb4e4cce4b0876eda9a620c/amp

Beto O'Rourke And The Persistence Of Hope




BETO TWEET

https://twitter.com/BetoORourke/status/1004187701950730241
October 27, 2018

✔A.G. Underwood Files Lawsuit Against Exxonmobil For Defrauding Investors Regarding Financial Risk

https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-underwood-files-lawsuit-against-exxonmobil-defrauding-investors-regarding-financial
A.G. Underwood Files Lawsuit Against Exxonmobil For Defrauding Investors Regarding Financial Risk

The Company Faces From Climate Change Regulations
Investigation into Exxon’s Business Practices Uncovered an Alleged Fraudulent Scheme to Systematically and Repeatedly Deceive Investors About the Significant Impact That Future Climate Change Regulations Could Have on the Company’s Assets and Value

Alleged Fraud Reached Highest Levels, as former Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson Knew of Misrepresentations for Years

MORE AT LINK

From NY AG Twitter:
https://mobile.twitter.com/NewYorkStateAG/status/1055145833593794561

https://twitter.com/NewYorkStateAG/status/1055145833593794561

NY AG Underwood
@NewYorkStateAG
·
Oct 24
Replying to
@NewYorkStateAG
*Investors put their money and trust in Exxon. And Exxon assured them of the long-term value of their shares, claiming to be factoring in the risk of increasing climate change regulation into its business decisions.

Our investigation found that Exxon often did no such thing.

*Instead, Exxon built a facade to deceive investors into believing the company was managing the risks of climate change regulation to its business when, in fact, it was intentionally & systematically underestimating or ignoring them, despite public representations to the contrary.

*The fraud alleged in today’s suit reached the highest levels of Exxon management, including former Chairman & CEO Rex Tillerson.

The law is clear: corporations must tell investors the truth. My office will hold accountable those who don’t.

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https://twitter.com/Tentoads4truth/status/1055183097350651904



October 26, 2018

Australia, Colombia, US, Spain bust drug ring/ 790kg of cocaine, 10 vehicles, 21 mobile phones, a fi

https://twitter.com/911CORLEBRA777/status/1055520146410754048
Twitter Link
https://mobile.twitter.com/911CORLEBRA777/status/1055520146410754048


From The Courier[/b]
https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5723553/aust-colombia-us-spain-bust-drug-ring/?cs=10230

OCTOBER 26 2018 - 4:19AM
Aust, Colombia, US, Spain bust drug ring


Australian authorities have helped counterparts in Colombia, Spain and the US to dismantle a drug ring specialising in cocaine trafficking on commercial flights.

Thirty of the ring's members have been arrested, the head of the Colombian police said on Thursday.


The drugs, which came from Colombia, were sent mainly to the US, Spain and Australia in suitcases on commercial flights, and payment for the shipments was made through currency exchanges, General Jorge Hernando Nieto told a press conference.

Operation Ambassador resulted in the capture of six people in Australia, 11 in Colombia, 10 in Spain, and three in the US, including Spanish ringleader Jorge Juan Merlo, who was arrested in Cali, Colombia.

Besides the arrests, authorities seized 790kg of cocaine, 10 vehicles, 21 mobile phones, a firearm, eight passports and more than $US200,000 ($A282,800) in cash.


Nieto said Merlo kept a low profile and would fly regularly to Italy, Spain, the US and Australia, where he would connect directly with criminal gangs.

Merlo also moved about on public transport to go unnoticed by law enforcement.

He faces drug trafficking charges in Colombia, the US, Europe and Australia.

The operation involved the Australian Federal Police, Colombian police and prosecutors, Spain's Civil Guard, and US Customs and Border Protection.

"The investigation is continuing.."


October 25, 2018

Trump changes plans to meet with Putin after Putin summons him

https://shareblue.com/trump-reversal-putin-meeting-paris/

Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin the week after midterm elections — a major change in plans that came after Putin called for it.

Russian and U.S. officials announced this week that Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov. 11, the week after midterm elections and four months after the two world leaders met at the disastrous Helsinki summit.

The announcement, which came while national security adviser John Bolton was in Moscow for talks with Russian officials, marks a sharp reversal from the Trump administration’s previous position on a bilateral meeting between the two men.

In July, Bolton announced that the next meeting between Trump and the Russian president would be postponed until 2019, citing the Russia investigation as his rationale for the delay.

But apparently Putin didn’t want to wait that long.

As investigative journalist Julia Davis reported in late September, Russian state media — the official mouthpiece for the Kremlin— made a bold prediction about a future meeting between the leaders, saying there is a “great probability” that Trump and Putin would meet in Paris on Nov. 11, 2018.

And nearly a month to the day later, Bolton announced that Trump wants to meet Putin in Paris on Nov. 11, 2018
.

A Kremlin foreign policy aide delivered a similar announcement, saying Bolton had confirmed a preliminary agreement for a bilateral meeting in Paris.

No rationale was given for the sudden reversal in the Trump administration’s position — perhaps because no rationale was needed, since the move is entirely in line with Trump’s posture toward Putin.

Trump has spent most of his presidency deferring to Putin and following his orders on everything from bashing America’s intelligence agencies, to denying Russia’s election interference, to slow-walking sanctions, and more.

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Planning for phase 2 following the rigged elections, no doubt

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