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String fullTitle = "Pelosi Meets With Uyghur Activists, Speaks Out Against Genocide";
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String comment = "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) recently met with Uyghur advocates to discuss the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region.
Pelosi attended a virtual meeting on March 1 with “Campaign for Uyghur” (CFU), a Washington-based advocacy group, to be briefed on recent measures aimed at stopping the CCP’s repression, according to the group’s press release.
“If we don’t speak out clearly for human rights in China because of commercial interests, we lose all moral authority to speak out for human rights any place in the world,” she wrote in a tweet after the meeting.
Dr. Rishat Abbas, a senior advisor to CFU told Pelosi in the meeting that “Uyghurs are facing unprecedented atrocities, so horrific that the United States and the Canadian Parliament declared China’s actions against the Uyghurs as genocide,” according to the press release.
The CCP has detained more than 1 million Uyghur and other Muslim minorities across a network of internment camps in the far western region of Xinjiang. Inside the camps, detainees are subjected to torture, rape, forced labor, and political indoctrination.
This year, the United States, Canadian and Dutch Parliaments have declared the CCP’s actions against the Uyghurs a genocide. Last year, 39 countries expressed grave concern about the regime’s abuses in Xinjiang.
The CCP has denied committing atrocities in the region, claiming that its campaign is aimed at combating “extremism.”
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String fullTitle = "Guess Who Just Admitted Harris and Becerra Violated the First Amendment";
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String comment = ">The "Illiberal Left" are the closest thing to Nazis in the US right now, which is why they adore shouting that word at conservatives:
T he Supreme Court in January agreed to hear Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra, which alleges that California violated the First Amendment by demanding that conservative nonprofits in the state — indeed, all nonprofits — disclose their donors to the state attorney general. That policy started under Jerry Brown and was enforced by his successors, Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Health and Human Services nominee Xavier Becerra. Becerra continues to defend the policy in court, even though it runs directly afoul of a 1958 decision, NAACP v. Alabama ex rel. Patterson, which established that the First Amendment right to association requires protecting the privacy of a group’s members and supporters.Under Harris and Becerra, the California attorney general’s office was callous with the security of this sensitive information. The trial disclosed extensive evidence that the California AG’s office “systematically failed to maintain the confidentiality” of donor lists (filed on a form called Schedule B): 1,778 Schedule Bs had been posted online; in some cases, the AG had known for years of the public disclosures and did not notify the nonprofits. Not all of these were conservative organizations, either; one victim was Planned Parenthood. Evidence showed that the registry of some 350,000 Schedule Bs was “an open door for hackers.” The AG’s office interpreted its rules to allow disclosures to public-record and academic-research requests. There was no supervision of third-party vendors who regularly accessed the registry."
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String fullTitle = "Texas and Mississippi are now 100% free of the masks and social distancing.";
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String comment = "Also all business can open. All there is now are recommendations.
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String fullTitle = "Literally a puppet is ruling us";
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String comment = "A White House virtual feed of President Biden addressing lawmakers was cut right after he said he was "happy to take questions."
"I'd be happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do, Nance," Biden told Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday. "."
>"I'd be happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do, Nance,"
>Whatever you want me to do
>Whatever you want me to do
>Whatever you want me to do
Watch bidens *gaff* below
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String fullTitle = "China eyes great welfare leap forward";
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String comment = "In February, China’s President Xi Jinping announced a large and bold plan for a nationwide basically all-encompassing welfare system, arguing it is a crucial issue for state stability “是治国安邦的大问题.”
It is a correct assessment because if there is no social security there will be a potential army with nothing to lose that will feel cast out from the general prosperity and will destabilize the country.
Yet the announcement didn’t specify how all of this will be financed, especially since total state debt – central and local governments plus state-owned enterprises (SOE) debt – may well be more than four times China’s gross domestic product (GDP.)
Who then will pay for a massive overhaul of the social security system? The rich with more taxes? This will create domestic social-political problems as it will break the social contract established after the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown.
That contract encouraged people to get rich without paying taxes provided they stayed out of politics. If now people have to pay taxes, they will be unhappy and at least they will want to see how their money is spent – after all, there is the old problem of “no taxation without representation.”
In old imperial times, the issue was solved brutally: the rich bribed the officials and didn’t pay taxes, which were paid by the poor. This periodically in each dynasty created a double crunch.
The state gradually had a financial shortage, as the poor couldn’t cough up enough money. The poor hated and felt cornered by the rich and corrupt officials, and thus they rebelled. The new dynasty redistributed land at the beginning and then someone became richer while others were poor and the cycle started again.
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String fullTitle = "ChyyyNa has baby shortage";
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String comment = "China Got Its Economy Growing Again, but a Shortfall in Babies Will Be Harder to Fix
The world’s most populous country is losing when it comes to demographics. Ahead of the results of China’s once-a-decade census, there have been several indications that fewer babies were born in the country in 2020 than in any year since 1961, when China suffered mass starvation.
A report from Capital Economics this month says it is possible that slowing productivity growth and a shrinking workforce would prevent China from ever overtaking the U.S., or that if it does, the U.S. would regain the top spot again, helped by immigration that keeps refilling its supply of workers.
China’s workforce is expected to shrink by more than 0.5% a year, the Capital Economics report said, as fewer young people replace a growing number of retirees. In the U.S., by contrast, the workforce is expected to expand through the next 30 years, supported by higher fertility than in China and by immigration.
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String fullTitle = "Cripple Cawthorn Lied About Accident That Made Him a Cripple & Sexual Perversions";
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String comment = "Bradley Ledford, who pulled Cawthorn from the wreckage, opened up for the first time about the accident and offered a drastically different version of the story than what the young politician told people on the campaign trail last year.
Cawthorn claimed he was left to die "in a fiery tomb," but Ledford says that's "false" and that he "pulled him out of the car the second that I was able to." In addition to that, Cawthorn claimed he was "declared dead" after the crash, but the police report says he was "incapacitated."
Now, Cawthorn and his team are struggling to deal with the fallout from the onslaught of negative press.
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String fullTitle = "[DS] Knows";
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The man who wields the law and touches his head while knowing the time on primetime therefore knows the date of the green wave.
Bird is the Word
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String fullTitle = "Josh Hawley Flatly Rejects To Qaren MGT & Followers 'Whackos'";
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String comment = "Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has said the QAnon conspiracy theory has no credibility and criticized those who follow it.
Hawley, speaking to KMOV News 4, was asked if he in any way backs the ideology of QAnon followers and if this has any credibility in his opinion.
"No. Zero," he said. "I don't know, I still don't know what they are or why Marjorie Taylor Green is aligning so tightly to them. I don't care to know. It seems like a bunch of whackos, extremists to me and absolutely not."
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String fullTitle = "ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT KNOW t-Rump INCITED RIOT BUT t-Rump UNACCOUNTABLE & DIS MAKES USA GREAT";
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String comment = "Capitol Police chief faces House panel over security plans after riot
Failures precipitating the Capitol riot will be examined as FBI, military officials face Senate hearing. Follow our live coverage.
FBI, defense officials face senators in probe of riot
The Senate hearing could shed more light on the discussions between defense and law enforcement agencies, before and during the Capitol riot.
Capitol Police chief faces House panel over security plans after riot
Internal DHS documents warned of potential for violence at Jan. 6 rally
Military reaction was ‘sprint speed,’ top officer says as Pentagon takes heat
Analysis: What Capitol rioters said before their arrests, including ‘I’ll get away with anything’
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String fullTitle = "Hong Kong charges 47 activists in largest use yet of new security law";
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String comment = "Police in Hong Kong have charged 47 activists with "subversion", in the largest use yet of the territory's controversial security law.
The 47, among a group of 55 arrested in dawn raids last month, were told to report to police stations for detention ahead of court appearances on Monday.
Beijing enforced the law criminalising "subversive" acts last year, saying it was needed to bring stability.
Critics say it has silenced dissent and stripped Hong Kong of its autonomy.
>China's new law: Why is Hong Kong worried??
The law came into force after a series of mass pro-democracy protests in 2019, some of which turned violent.
Who has been charged?
Those ordered to report to the police are pro-democracy activists who had helped run an unofficial "primary" election last June to pick opposition candidates for 2020 legislative elections, which were then postponed.
Chinese and Hong Kong officials say the primary was an attempt to overthrow the government.
Hong Kong police said in a statement: "Police this afternoon laid a charge against 47 persons... with one count of 'conspiracy to commit subversion'."
The 39 men and eight women, aged between 23 and 64, are scheduled to appear before West Kowloon Magistracy on Monday.
(picture) Pro-democracy activist Sam Cheung hugs his wife before reporting to a police station
They are some of the territory's best-known democracy campaigners.
They include veterans such as Benny Tai and Leung Kwok-hung, and younger protesters like Gwyneth Ho, Sam Cheung and Lester Shum.
Jimmy Sham, 33, a key organiser of the 2019 protests, remained defiant as he went to the police station.
"Democracy is never a gift from heaven. It must be earned by many with strong will," he said. "We will remain strong and fight for what we want."
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String fullTitle = "America attempts to do a healthcare system, fails miserably";
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String comment = "Alabama 7-year-old sells lemonade to pay for own brain surgery
BIRMINGHAM, Al. (WIAT) - Savage’s Bakery in Homewood is now serving a new kind of lemonade–special concoction customers won’t find on their regular menu.
Liza Scott, the 7-year-old daughter of owner Elizabeth Scott, has set up a lemonade stand inside the bakery. Because when life gave her lemons… She made lemonade.
For her customers, these tasty, thirst-quenching treats are just that. But for Liza, they’re a sign of hope and perseverance in the face of adversity. The proceeds from each glass of lemonade will help fund Liza’s upcoming brain surgeries.
“She has three cerebral malformations,” Scott said. “One is what they call a schizencephaly. So it’s a cleft in the frontal lobe in the right side of her brain, and we think that’s what causing the seizures.”
It was less than a month ago that Liza began having Grand Mal seizures. Weeks later, doctors learned this “spunky, loving, fearless, bright, happy girl” has an “extra special brain.”
“In most every instance of these rare malformations doctors only see one malformation — in Liza’s case she has 3,” Scott wrote on Liza’s Mightycause page.
Next week, Liza and her mother will fly to Boston Children’s Hospital for the first of a series of surgeries.
“I can’t handle it. So, I hope I make it,” Liza said. “My mom keeps saying I’m going to, but I feel like I’m not.”
Elizabeth Scott says she’s still processing this reality and is leaning on her faith to stay strong.
“You know, in the moments that I feel like I can’t breathe, or I’m awake in the night and I can’t sleep, I pray,” she said. “I’m on my hands and knees, literally, praying.”
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String fullTitle = "4channer arrested for terrorist threat in Christchurch, New Zealand";
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My city has had an awful terrorist attach 2 years ago, and now this idiot decides to make threats on a website called 4chan (probably /b/) and gets himself arrested."
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String fullTitle = "The Republican revolt against democracy, and America, explained in 13 charts";
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String comment = "The Trump years revealed a dark truth: The Republican Party is no longer committed to democracy. These charts tell the story.
The Republican Party is the biggest threat to American democracy today. It is a radical, obstructionist faction that has become hostile to the most basic democratic norm: that the other side should get to wield power when it wins elections.
A few years ago, these statements may have sounded like partisan Democratic hyperbole. But in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol and Trump’s acquittal in the Senate on the charge of inciting it, they seem more a plain description of where we’re at as a country.
But how deep does the GOP’s problem with democracy run, really? How did things get so bad? And is it likely to get worse?
Below are 13 charts that illustrate the depth of the problem and how we got here. The story they tell is sobering: At every level, from the elite down to rank-and-file voters, the party is permeated with anti-democratic political attitudes and agendas. And the prospects for rescuing the Republican Party, at least in the short term, look grim indeed.
>Today’s Republicans really hate Democrats — and democracy
1) Trump’s supporters have embraced anti-democratic ideas
This chart shows results from a two-part survey, conducted in late 2020 and early 2021, of hardcore Trump supporters. The political scientists behind the survey, Rachel Blum and Christian Parker, identified so-called “MAGA voters” by their activity on pro-Trump Facebook pages. Their subjects are engaged and committed Republican partisans, disproportionately likely to influence conflicts within the party like primary elections.
These voters, according to Blum and Parker, are hostile to bedrock democratic principles."