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Hillary Clinton could have legal right to challenge electoral college system


Legal expert says Ms Clinton could have grounds to challenge 'unconstitutional' electoral college system and claim win, as she takes 2.6 million lead in popular vote.
Posted by The Sushi Bandit | Thu Dec 8, 2016, 02:31 PM (10 replies)

Pipeline Protest Reporter Shot With Rubber Bullet Mid-Interview

Source: Huffington Post

Footage taken during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota Wednesday appears to show a rubber bullet hitting a journalist in the back as she conducted an interview.

Erin Schrode, an activist and congressional candidate in California, posted a video on Facebook Thursday that shows her interviewing a Native American man, then suddenly falling to the ground as people rush to surround her in concern. She wrote that law enforcement shot her in the lower back with a rubber bullet, though neither the act nor the bullet can be seen on camera.

“I was shot by militarized police WHILE interviewing a peaceful man at Standing Rock live on camera,” she wrote.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/erin-schrode-pipeline-shot-standing-rock_us_581bb038e4b0e80b02c8d81f
Posted by The Sushi Bandit | Fri Nov 4, 2016, 06:00 PM (5 replies)

OUAB Presents: Breaking the Silence with Edward Snowden

Time: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Ohio Union Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom (Ohio State)

In a growing world of technology and mass surveillance, private information is more transparent than ever. A subject of controversy, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, Edward Snowden, is infamously known for exposing documents containing vast information on the NSA's domestic surveillance practices in 2013. Snowden’s acts of espionage have been deemed unlawful by the US government issuing warrants of arrest. Yet Mr. Snowden believes rather than trying to change society, he wants to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself. Now, the man of mystery is hunkering down in an undisclosed location in Russia, a country that has granted him temporary political asylum. Edward Snowden has adopted a variety of names - a hero, a whistleblower, a dissident, a patriot and a traitor. While he may live in Russia, Snowden’s legacy lives on the internet, a global landscape that is accessible to all.

Posted by The Sushi Bandit | Wed Nov 2, 2016, 07:12 AM (0 replies)

I Voted Today!

Mail-in Ballot...
It was easy!
Posted by The Sushi Bandit | Wed Nov 2, 2016, 07:03 AM (0 replies)

Human Rights Abuses Escalate at DAPL Prayer Services in North Dakota

Source: Huffington Post

“It makes me so sad. I want to feel like what we have been fighting for over the past hundred years is our dignity and that we as Indigenous people will be accorded full human rights. This is not the case in Morton County. The endless aggression, strip searching and attempts to humiliate our people are a continuation of 160 years of this. Morton County and North Dakota live in a colonial/military/pre- civil rights, old boy, paradigm. This is evidenced throughout North Dakota in the destruction of land and the desecration and oppression of native people and women. I pray for healing for my people and our land.” ~~Winona LaDuke

The photo Winona LaDuke references is stunning because of the brutality it conveys. A 19- year-old Arapaho girl is lying in the mud under a prayer tipi. She is not alone. A Morton County, North Dakota deputy is on top of her with one knee pressed against her neck and the other pushed into her lower back. The girl’s face is forced into the dirt by the weight of his body. He might outweigh her by a hundred pounds. You cannot see her face, in fact nothing except her flushed nose is visible. An officer from Marathon County, Wisconsin is crouched to the right, watching. Guns, radios, handcuffs, batons and other devices hidden from view in leather pouches hang from the belts of the deputy and the observing officer.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/georgianne-nienaber/human-rights-abuses-escal_b_12599380.html
Posted by The Sushi Bandit | Sat Oct 22, 2016, 04:33 PM (6 replies)

10,000 Critically Endangered Frogs Have Suddenly Died In Peru’s Lake Titicaca

Source: Huffington Post

Peruvian authorities are investigating the deaths of over 10,000 critically endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca.

The cause of the Titicaca water frog massacre remains a mystery, though local activists have said water pollution and government negligence are to blame.

The creature, also known as the Titicaca scrotum frog because of the folds in its skin, is endemic to the large freshwater lake that spans from Peru to Bolivia.

Once common in the area, the frog has been driven to near-extinction in recent decades by habitat degradation and harvesting for human consumption. Since 1990, the frogs’ population has declined more than 80 percent, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said.

In recent years, the frog has faced a new threat. Polluted waters are killing the amphibious animal by the thousands, activists say.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/titicaca-water-frog-10000-dead_us_58071686e4b0180a36e76ccf?section=&
Posted by The Sushi Bandit | Wed Oct 19, 2016, 01:45 PM (11 replies)

U.S. Government Bans Native American Tribe From Protesting On Their Own Land – Send In Police


A North Dakota federal court has prohibited indigenous tribes from protesting the Bakken pipeline on their own reservations.
Dakota Access, a developer of the pipeline, filed the report citing “Worker and law enforcement safety was at risk”.
This reaction originates from the non-violent protest by the Sanding Rock, Rose Bud and lower Brule Sioux.Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said, “as we have said from the beginning, demonstrations regarding Dakota Access must be peaceful.”
Posted by The Sushi Bandit | Sun Oct 16, 2016, 03:04 PM (1 replies)

Trump Grouped my Vagina...

and I'm a boy!!
Posted by The Sushi Bandit | Sat Oct 15, 2016, 11:12 PM (0 replies)

New dwarf planet found in our solar system

Source: NPR/Phys.org

A team of space scientists at the University of Michigan has discovered a dwarf planet that is approximately half the size of Pluto and twice as far from the sun. The sighting was reported by NPR, which interviewed team lead physicist David Gerdes. He told them credit goes to a group of students who were challenged to find some new objects to add to the ongoing construction of a galaxy map. Their efforts led to software that can be used to analyze imagery from the Dark Energy Camera (the camera used as part of the ongoing Dark Energy Survey). It looks for objects that are moving in any given patch of sky—a sure sign that they are in our solar system.

Read more: http://phys.org/news/2016-10-dwarf-planet-solar.html
Posted by The Sushi Bandit | Wed Oct 12, 2016, 03:07 PM (11 replies)

Schatz: Fox News correspondent not welcome to Honolulu Chinatown

Source: Hawai'i News Now

A Fox News correspondent criticized for mocking Asian-Americans during his man-on-the-street interviews in New York City’s Chinatown has expressed “regret” on Twitter, but U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, says he’s not welcome to Honolulu’s Chinatown.

“Jesse Watters is unfunny and mean,” Schatz said in a Tweet. “He should be ashamed of himself. Also, he’s not welcome to Honolulu Chinatown.” Schatz is referring to a segment on “The O’Reilly Show” called “Watters’ World,” which aired Monday. In the piece – which was inspired by how frequently presidential candidate Donald Trump mentioned China in the first debate -- Watters is featured interviewing passersby and asking them their opinions of Trump and Clinton.

The nearly five-minute piece, however, is interlaced with short clips from movies like “The Karate Kid,” footage of Watters getting a foot massage, and questions that could be seen as stereotyping Asians – all with the instrumental version of “Kung Fu Fighting” in the background.

Among some the questions: Is it the year of the dragon … rabbit? Am I supposed to bow to say hello? Is everything made in China now? Do they call Chinese food in China just "food"?

The segment prompted backlash over social media, with many calling it racist. The Asian-American Journalists Association also issued a statement demanding an apology from Fox News.

Read more: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/33335330/schatz-fox-news-correspondent-not-welcome-to-honolulu-chinatown?sf38087893=1

Mahalo to Senator Schatz! I use to live one block from Honolulu's Chinatown. If I heard what he was saying on the locals on the streets, I would have punched him! No ALOHA!!
Posted by The Sushi Bandit | Thu Oct 6, 2016, 05:43 PM (10 replies)
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