BBC News: What’s Killing America’s White Men?…


Date: October 29, 2018

01) What’s Killing America’s White Men? BBC News


“Every year, nearly 45,000 people in America kill themselves. That is more than twice the number that die in homicides, and the numbers are increasing. There is one group in particular causing this spike – white, middle aged men. India Rakusen goes to Montana, where suicide rates are double the national average, to find out what drives so many of these men to despair and taking their own lives.”

Bernie Sanders Takes On Saudi Arabia…


Date: October 29, 2018

01) Bernie Sanders Takes On Saudi Arabia


“Bernie Sanders has strong words for the ongoing relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Citation:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/opinion/bernie-sanders-saudi-arabia-war-yemen.html

The likely assassination of the Saudi critic and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi underscores how urgent it has become for the United States to redefine our relationship with Saudi Arabia, and to show that the Saudis do not have a blank check to continue violating human rights.

One place we can start is by ending United States support for the war in Yemen. Not only has this war created a humanitarian disaster in one of the world’s poorest countries, but also American involvement in this war has not been authorized by Congress and is therefore unconstitutional.

In March 2015, a coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates started a war against Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Since then, many thousands of civilians have been killed and many more have lost their homes. Millions are now at the risk of the most severe famine in more than 100 years, according to the United Nations. The chaos in Yemen has also provided fertile ground for extremist groups like Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, and created new opportunities for intervention by Iran.”

Trumpland Voters To Democrat: Save Our Social Security!…


Date: October 29, 2018

01) Trumpland Voters To Democrat: Save Our Social Security!


“Leslie Cockburn (D) is running for Congress in Virginia’s 5th district, which includes many farmers and senior citizens. She spoke to TYT contributor Ryan Grim about Social Security, the Republican Party’s determination to cut benefits, and her own determination to stop them if she reaches Congress.”

Bombing Suspect’s Van Is DISTURBING…


Date: October 29, 2018

01) Bombing Suspect’s Van Is DISTURBING


“The van tied to the alleged bomber is covered in pro-Trump propaganda.

Citation:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2018/oct/26/pipe-bomb-suspects-van-video

After Cesar Sayoc, a Donald Trump supporter, was arrested at an auto parts shop in Florida, federal agents at the location removed a van covered in political stickers celebrating Republicans and denouncing the president’s opponents. As the van was being transported by the FBI, wind blew the tarpaulin off.”

Drunk Driving Arrest of Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brian Filipiak…


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Date: October 29, 2018

01) Drunk Driving Arrest of Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brian Filipiak


“On November 13, 2016 Lt. Brian Filipiak of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office was arrested on suspicion of “super drunk” driving in northern Michigan’s Montmorency County.

RELATED STORY: http://s.mlive.com/MAHqYvW

Highlights:
00:15 Montmorency County Sheriff Deputy Zachery Morrison passed the pickup truck driven by Brian Filipiak, an off duty Lieutenant of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and turns around in pursuit.
00:45 The pickup truck is seen swerving over the fog line, into the shoulder, then back left over the center line.
1:00 Filipiak pulls his truck to the side of the road as he passes a Michigan DNR officer who was also responding to the 9-1-1 calls for a reckless driver.
1:20 Deputy Morrison approaches the driver
1:27 BODYCAM FOOTAGE BEGINS – The assisting DNR officer can be seen on the other side of the truck.
2:54 Deputy Morrison returns to the truck to have Filipiak take a field sobriety test.
11:50 Deputy Morrison beings to physically remove Filipiak from the truck.
13:25 Deputy Morrison and the assisting DNR office attempt to pull Filipiak from the truck.
13:48 Deputy Morrison warns Filipiak he’ll be tasered if he does not exit the truck.
16:53 Filipiak is placed under arrest.
20:08 Filipiak states he wants a “Cop to a Cop” deal
21:17 Both officers struggle to get Filipiak in the back seat of the police cruiser.”

My goodness!…

…what happens when a cop is engaged in a truly dangerous crime, and the shoe is on the other foot!…

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Updated CFYJ WhiteBoard Video – Youth Justice Action Month 2018…


Date: October 29, 2018

01) WhiteBoard Video – Youth Justice Action Month 2018


“Check out our Updated Whiteboard video for Youth Justice Action Month 2018!

Since 2009, YJAM has grown every year. Youth, families, students and advocates throughout the country have made YJAM what it is today – a movement to end the prosecution of youth in the adult system.

This year for YJAM, the Campaign for Youth Justice joins other national organizations and movements in calling for our local communities to vote in local elections because voting for youth justice matters. While public safety often makes it onto the public polls and local political platforms, we spend little time re-imagining justice for our young people. In fact, most people in local courtrooms—district attorneys, sheriffs, and judges—are in elected positions. This year, we will spend YJAM raising awareness in states about local government and how their decisions directly affect our daily lives, especially when it comes to policing and the public safety of our most vulnerable population, our children.

Join us, TAKE ACTION, and remember to #VoteYouthJustice.
Please share!

http://www.campaignforyouthjustice.org/yjam/

Jeff Sessions Thinks Marijuana Caused The Opioid Epidemic…


Date: October 28, 2018

01) Jeff Sessions Thinks Marijuana Caused The Opioid Epidemic


“Jeff Sessions has come out and said that marijuana is causing the opioid epidemic. All the science says just the opposite. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Peter Mougey discuss this issue.
Interesting thing, Jeff Sessions, we got a short period of time here. But Jeff Sessions has come out and said that marijuana is causing the opioid epidemic. All the science says just the opposite. But Jeff Sessions says, “No, I don’t have any studies. But I can tell you that what’s happened here is the opiod crisis is being caused by marijuana.” What’s your take?

I think Sessions actually was quoted as saying that marijuana fuels the opiate epidemic when the science is directly the opposite and what I loved, there’s a 2016 Journal of Pain, which is an industry journal. So we’re not talking about a left winging organization. Journal Pain found that marijuana use was associated with a 64% reduction in opiate use among patients with chronic pain because marijuana can be used to decrease chronic pain rather than taken with opiates without the longterm addictive nature of opiates. Sessions has got it all backwards.

What is this about? I mean, first of all, you’ve got all these states, they voted. I mean, the votes have been overwhelming. I think in Florida it was 70% to be able to use medical-

passing a lot of, not just recreational use, but medicinal use of marijuana that reduces chronic pain. We mentioned earlier the opiates used for chronic pain with cancer, a lot of nausea. Well, one of the positive effects of marijuana in a medicinal use is it reduces nausea associated with cancer patients. So instead of popping highly addictive opiate you can smoke marijuana. Actually in the states that have legalized marijuana, they have less of an opiate problem than the states without it.

Interesting making stuff up as he goes.”