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Meet Brazil’s new cabinet:science minister is a creationist

Simon Romero, The New York Times


BRASÍLIA, Brazil — The new Brazilian president’s first pick for science minister was a creationist. He chose a soybean tycoon who has deforested large tracts of the Amazon rain forest to be his agriculture minister. And he is the first leader in decades to have no women in his Cabinet.

The new government of President Michel Temer — the 75-year-old lawyer who took the helm of Brazil on Thursday after his predecessor, Dilma Rousseff, was suspended by the Senate to face an impeachment trial — could cause a significant shift to the political right in Latin America’s largest country.

“Temer’s government is starting out well,” Silas Malafaia, a television evangelist and author of best-selling books like “How to Defeat Satan’s Strategies,” wrote on Twitter.

“He’ll be able to sweep away the ideology of pathological leftists,” Malafaia added of a conservative lawmaker whom Temer chose as education minister.

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http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/news/meet-brazils-new-cabinet-the-science-minister-is-a-creationist-agriculture-minister-deforested-the-amazon

Sounds like Reagan and Bush would have been proud of these guys

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Study: States are losing out on billions of dollars by keeping pot illegal

By Christopher Ingraham


The federal government and most states are throwing away $28 billion in yearly tax revenue by not legalizing marijuana, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation, an independent think tank.

The bulk of that revenue -- $20.5 billion of it -- would accrue to states through the collection of excise taxes on marijuana sales, general sales taxes, and income and payroll taxes levied on workers and businesses in a mature legal marijuana industry.

The federal government would take in another $7.5 billion, primarily from income and payroll taxes, and $500 million in excise taxes if marijuana were to be taxed the same way tobacco is.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/05/16/study-states-are-losing-out-on-billions-by-keeping-pot-illegal/

Oklahoma Senate approves proposal to do away with earned income tax credit

OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite pleas by religious leaders across the state, Oklahoma lawmakers approved a bill that would do away with a tax credit to help the poorest Oklahomans.

On Thursday, the Oklahoma Senate passed a proposal to do away with the earned income tax credit.

The credit gives money back to the poorest Oklahomans who don’t make enough to even pay taxes.

The proposal was passed 31 to 7.

Senators will also consider two other proposals that would do away with the child tax credit and the sales tax relief credit.

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http://kfor.com/2016/05/12/oklahoma-senate-approves-proposal-to-do-away-with-earned-income-tax-credit/

I am sure American Jesus Approves.

CIA ‘Mistakenly’ Destroys Torture Report

The CIA inspector general’s office — the spy agency’s internal watchdog — has acknowledged it “mistakenly” destroyed its only copy of a mammoth Senate torture report at the same time lawyers for the Justice Department were assuring a federal judge that copies of the document were being preserved, Yahoo News has learned.

Although other copies of the report exist, the erasure of the controversial document by the CIA office charged with policing agency conduct has alarmed the U.S. senator who oversaw the torture investigation and reignited a behind-the-scenes battle over whether the full unabridged report should ever be released, according to multiple intelligence community sources familiar with the incident.

The deletion of the document has been portrayed by agency officials to Senate investigators as an “inadvertent” foul-up by the inspector general. In what one intelligence community source described as a series of errors straight “out of the Keystone Cops,” CIA inspector general officials deleted an uploaded computer file with the report and then accidentally destroyed a disk that also contained the document, filled with thousands of secret files about the CIA’s use of “enhanced” interrogation methods.

“It’s breathtaking that this could have happened, especially in the inspector general’s office — they’re the ones that are supposed to be providing accountability within the agency itself,” said Douglas Cox, a City University of New York School of Law professor who specializes in tracking the preservation of federal records. “It makes you wonder what was going on over there?”

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/senate-report-on-cia-torture-1429636113023030.html

Oopsie!

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