John McCain was born into a military family. His father and grandfather were Navy admirals, which was a great advantage for career security. That apparently came in handy when he graduated from Annapolis fifth from the bottom of his class, 894 out of 899, and when he crashed, damaged and lost a total of five planes. He was shot down in Vietnam and held captive for five and a-half years. Upon return to the United States, fellow prisoners testified that McCain had cooperated with their captors to gain favors. After he was elected to the Senate in 1998 on his image as a hero, he became a war hawk and consistently supported military intervention around the world. McCain cast the deciding vote that kept Obamacare in operation. He succumbed to brain cancer on August 25, 2018. -GEG
John McCain, the last great active American political figure of the 20th century, has lost his battle with cancer at age 81.
For both good and ill, McCain helped shape the purpose and application of Washington’s considerable power for nearly half a century. Partly because of that mixed track record, his passing leaves as an open question what kind of future that McCain-style politics—with its robust, moralistic interventionism both at home but especially abroad—has in a political party and country that elected his rhetorical tormentor, Donald Trump.
Earlier this week, Barry told a reporter, “I’m famous! I take $200, $300 a day of your money, cracker! You can’t stop me! Bail reform, it’s lit! It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!”
This article has a collection of information about fenbendazole, which has been shown to eliminate cancer cells. It is technical information, but the point is that the studies listed in the article indicate that it works, how it works, and that it needs further study.
The National Toxicology Program, a government organization, found that “high exposure to radio frequency radiation used by cell phones was associated with clear evidence of tumors in rats.” However, federal agencies, including the FCC and FDA, claim that cell phone radiation is safe for humans.
PM Netanyahu says his government is having success lobbying friendly countries to stop the ICC from investigating alleged war crimes. The ICC prosecutor says there is enough evidence to investigate reports of killing more than 200 Palestinians and inflicting thousands of injuries.
It is estimated that three-million people are languishing in more than 1,000 concentration camps across the country. Critics say the brutal camps are part of a genocide plot. Young men are locked up and women in the camps report being sterilized.
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to allow unauthorized immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. States that issued licenses to illegal aliens received an estimated $53-million last year that would be impacted by this new legislation.
The UN is calling on the international community to provide $76-million to fund insecticide spraying of the affected areas. The UN also is warning of an ensuing plague that could last several years and would further stimulate migration.
Bezos’ project requires central banks to match his $10-billion at a rate of roughly 100 of theirs to his 1 and commit trillions more in a way that forces investors to buy Environmental, Social, and Governance (known as ESG exchange-traded funds). His $10-billion ‘donation’ could be an excellent ‘investment’.
Update: Four moderate Democrats joined Republicans in Monday’s committee vote, rejecting the legislation. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue.
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Democratic voters have wildly shifted their “beliefs” based on the party affiliation of the president: during the Bush-Cheney years, liberals denounced war-on-terror tactics, such as assassinations, drones, and torture as moral atrocities. When Obama was elected, however, they completely changed their position.