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The Paragraph On Slavery That Was Cut From The Declaration Of Independence

He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation hither … And he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he had deprived them, by murdering the people upon whom he also obtruded them: thus paying off former crimes committed against the liberties of one people, with crimes which he urges them to commit against the lives of another.


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/slavery-declaration-of-independence-juy-4

Relax - Sarah Palin just solved California’s drought crisis

Sarah Palin just solved California’s drought crisis

People smart enough to pay $99.99 a year to subscribe to the Sarah Palin Channel learned that their winking maverick hero has solved the California drought crisis:

“You might ask, though, why don’t they just fix the infrastructure problem, why don’t they just build more reservoirs and plants? After all, California is a coastal state. It’s got a whole ocean right there, water all around ya.” “If we built reservoirs to capture the water coming down out of the mountains instead of wastefully putting it into rivers (to preserve wetlands and fish runs) there would be plenty of water.”

http://boingboing.net/2015/07/03/relax-sarah-palin-just-solved.html

NASCAR Dumps Trump

NASCAR leaves Trump resort in the dust

BY DAVID J. NEAL

NASCAR’s burning rubber away from Trump National Doral in the wake of resort owner Donald Trump’s remarks denigrating people of Mexican descent.

The racing organization announced Friday at Daytona that the Xfinity Series/Camping World Truck Series postseason banquet, held at Trump National Doral Resort for the first time in 2014, wouldn’t return there in 2015. This year’s location had yet to be determined, although the convenience of being in the same city as NASCAR’s annual season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway put the Trump-owned resort in good stead.

“Everything weighs in,” NASCAR spokesman David Higdon told reporters in Daytona, where NASCAR annually races during the July 4 holiday. “We started talking about this early in the week. Given all the attention brought to this matter and how it impacts our partners, sponsors, our teams and our drivers and certainly ourselves, it ultimately was decision made today that we will not being going back there.”

Considering the significant power of sponsors in auto racing, a Friday letter from Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis undoubtedly pushed NASCAR’s accelerator in zooming away from the resort. Lemonis wrote he wouldn’t attend the ceremony if it’s held at a Trump property.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article26422174.html#storylink=cpy

LEAKED: How the Biggest Banks Are Conspiring to Rip Up Financial Regulations around the World

LEAKED: How the Biggest Banks Are Conspiring to Rip Up Financial Regulations around the World
by Don Quijones
WolfStreet.com
July 2, 2015

WikiLeaks got its hands on part of
the secret trade pact for services


By Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET.

It’s almost impossible to keep anything secret these days – not even the core text of a hyper-secret trade deal, the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), which has spent the last two years taking shape behind the hermetically sealed doors of highly secure locations around the world.

According to the agreement’s provisional text, the document is supposed to remain confidential and concealed from public view for at least five years after being signed! But now, thanks to WikiLeaks, it has seeped to the surface.

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According to the treaty’s Annex on Financial Services, we now know that TiSA would effectively strip signatory governments of all remaining ability to regulate the financial industry in the interest of depositors, small-time investors, or the public at large.


sordid details (lots more) HERE:
http://wolfstreet.com/2015/07/02/leaked-how-megabanks-are-conspiring-to-rip-up-financial-regulations-around-the-world-tisa-tpp-ttip/

non-racist-confederate flag loving patriot sends love letter to AL City Councilman

A city councilman in Mobile, Alabama was shocked to discover that he received a horrifically racist letter from one of the “not-racists” who worship the Confederate battle flag. The letter was mailed to Mobile City Councilman Fred Richardson, who posted it to his Facebook page.

“LOVE or HATE: You decide. It came to my office today,” Richardson, who is African-American, wrote. “My personal position is, I love everybody, everywhere, barring none. I’m under orders from God to do so. The umbrella I live under has room for haters.”



http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/07/03/live-with-our-flag-nggas-confederacy-fetishist-sends-alabama-councilman-racist-letter-screenshots/

“i knew i was going to sing… i was just trying to figure out which key”

An amazing conversation with Valerie Jarrett on what has transpired in America over the last two weeks through the eyes of President Obama:

http://theobamadiary.com/2015/07/03/i-knew-i-was-going-to-sing-i-was-just-trying-to-figure-out-which-key/

Charges possible against Charleston Church shooter’s associates

A joint state and federal investigation into the activities of accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof has widened to include other persons of interest, according to multiple sources familiar with the ongoing investigation.

The expanded scope of the investigation now includes people with whom Roof associated in the weeks before the June 17 shootings of nine African-Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the sources said. Roof, 21, of Columbia, is white.

Although it appears Roof traveled alone to and from Charleston on the day of the killings, it is possible others had some knowledge of what he planned to carry out, said the sources, who are not being identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation.

Investigators began to explore how much Roof’s associates knew, and when they knew it, after reviewing his cellphone and computer records, the sources said.

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Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article26205988.html#storylink=cpy

Surprise! Donald Trump is wrong about immigrants and crime.

To wit:

—"Foreign-born individuals exhibit remarkably low levels of involvement in crime across their life course." (Bianca Bersani, University of Massachusetts, 2014. Published in Justice Quarterly.)

Citing Bersani's work, Pew Research created this graph, showing crime rates among the immigrant community.

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"The crime rate among first-generation immigrants — those who came to this country from somewhere else — is significantly lower than the overall crime rate and that of the second generation," they write.


Since undocumented immigrants are more than a quarter of the immigrant population, it's nearly impossible that the overall-immigrant crime rate could be so much lower if the undocumented-immigrant crime rate were significantly higher.

— "There’s essentially no correlation between immigrants and violent crime."




http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/07/02/surprise-donald-trump-is-wrong-about-immigrants-and-crime/

'If climate change is real how do you explain frozen pizzas?'

SPONSORED BY BEN & JERRY's



Are you tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you. See bald eagles, coal mining, unpatriotic polar bears, politics and even a frozen pizza on this satirical Fourth of July episode of Climate Change Denier News. Happy birthday, America!


http://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2015/jul/03/climate-change-denier-news-frozen-pizza-senator-satirical-video
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