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by Bjinse on Tue Jul 30th, 2019 at 08:07:11 PM EST

by generic on Wed Jul 31st, 2019 at 02:31:25 PM EST
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Got an email notice from my associate's uni alumni network inviting all Bal'more delegates to purchase (pre-season) Raven (football) tickets at $90 ea., standing room only.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Jul 31st, 2019 at 07:27:55 PM EST
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Given the Ravens form, I'm presuming they give you the $90 for turning up

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 06:54:45 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 07:27:38 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Jul 31st, 2019 at 07:36:06 PM EST
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R.Kelly trial gagged until April 2020 debut.

Judge sets tentative date for Jeffrey Epstein's trial, on or about 8 June 2020.

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said a trial projected to last four to six weeks could tentatively begin June 8, but he'll likely defer to defense lawyers' needs if they are not ready.
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Epstein has remained at the Metropolitan Correction Center, which is adjacent to the downtown Manhattan courthouse.
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The lawyers agreed to file written arguments about the [non-prosecution] agreement and double jeopardy claims by Sept. 13 [2019]. Oral arguments will occur in October.
Billionaire, friend taking plea deal in Las Vegas drug case
$1M Alford plea

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 02:36:46 AM EST
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by Cat on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 03:10:59 AM EST
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Another college admissions scandal? To get financial aid, parents ["]lose["] custody of children
ProPublica Illinois and The Wall Street Journal independently reported Monday that families near Chicago would give up legal guardianship of their children to relatives or friends. Students would then file for financial independence, which effectively opened the door to financial aid they wouldn't have been able to access while under the legal care of their parents.
wut
The university [of Illinois] referred the cases to the U.S. Department of Education.
So. What's the penalty for defrauding the US this week?

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by Cat on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 09:55:17 AM EST
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False Claims Act of 1863 still Humming
Cisco: $8.6M
Alleged Capital One hacker barely bothered to hide
AMZN: $0

archived
"The Marvels of Capitalist Enterprise"
"attenuated in the yella sheets to protecting individual 'professional' whistle blowers' careers"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 11:55:48 AM EST
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Congress wants Capital One, Amazon to explain
how a ["]hacker["] accessed personal information from more than 100 million Capital One credit card customers and applicants.
Press reports, she joined Amazon in 2015 to work at Amazon Web Services, a division that hosted the Capital One data she allegedly accessed beginning in March, are incredible?
"We want to understand how this happened, how other breaches happened ... and we want to know how vulnerabilities (appear) in systems and figure out what we must do to deal with them at a policy level."
Fresh out of printer paper for subpoenas?
Rep. Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight! and Reform! Committee, said the committee has a long and bipartisan history of investigating data breaches in the government and private sector. Cummings, D-Md., said he looks forward to hearing more information about the data breach from Capital One and the company's response.
Evidence of batt'ry  ICQA developing.

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by Cat on Fri Aug 2nd, 2019 at 12:37:39 AM EST
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More student loan borrowers carry six-figure balances, 2015-2018 survey
wut: "$499,322.69 [STEM] ... $310,000 [STEM]...Borrowers with huge balances should make a budget to get their spending under control"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 06:45:52 AM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Jul 31st, 2019 at 07:37:05 PM EST
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Futuristic, Utopian Paradise Of Baltimore Completely Baffled By Trump's Attacks

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by Cat on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 12:51:04 AM EST
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Well, yeah, Larry "maglev" Hogan's management style does not match my expectations of a governor either. But someones else born and bred in border state body politic elected him twice. WaPo was for him before they was against him. How about them heritage dems! Defending "the most vulnerable in our community". Annapolis, Trump or no Trump, for 399 years.

Room for improvement? Last week a WaPo printed "How Karl Marx influenced Abraham Lincoln".

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by Cat on Sat Aug 3rd, 2019 at 06:50:15 PM EST
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St. Clair at an O's away game in L.A., catching up with what hasn't been happening
... Still, the experience, harrowing as it was, was worth it to watch the lowly Orioles defeat the mighty (on paper) Angels on the same day that Trump slandered [?!] Baltimore [?!].
Baltimore City Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree Program
On September 30, 2002, the City entered into a Consent Decree (CD) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, and Maryland Department of the Environment to address sanitary sewer overflows from the City's sanitary sewer collection system, which are violations of the Clean Water Act.... The Modified CD has two (2) phases. ...These measures will eliminate an estimated 83% of sanitary sewer overflow volume by January 1, 2021. Phase II upsizes the collection system to achieve a 5-year level of protection throughout the City, and a 10-year level of protection in sensitive areas by December 31, 2030
Council bill promises relief from unaffordable and inaccurate water bills
Young's bill comes on the heels of an announcement by DPW that caught some officials by surprise - a three-year, 30% increase in water and sewer rates. The rate hike would raise water rates by 9.9% each year through June 2022 and sewer rates by 9% annually.
I have an unyielding affection for Baltimore and in my years there working for Clean Water Action Project and Friends of the Earth in early Reagan time [?!] got to know nearly every part of the city. It is in every respect a livelier and more interesting, creative and habitable city than DC.
United Workers Evironmental Justice - Community Land Trust In South Baltimore

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by Cat on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 05:03:20 AM EST
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Has Gov. Hogan heard the one about people who live in glass houses?
uh oh

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by Cat on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 08:28:50 PM EST
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"Women and Minorities" Edition

Kamala Locked Up More People for Weed Than We Thought



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by Cat on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 05:50:25 AM EST
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But that can't be, something has to be done and has been done: California Removes Arrest Reports From Kamala Years
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 06:08:12 AM EST
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"Women and Minorities" Swedish-American-California-Voter Edition


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by Cat on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 06:35:45 AM EST
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Where is Kamala Harris' Baltimore campaign headquarters? HQ2 wasn't easy to find

Baltimore City historic district: Federal Hill
US Congressional district: MD-3
"We are definitely located in Baltimore City. Can't disclose the location."
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National press secretary Ian Sams had responded to a question a week ago by saying: "We don't yet have an HQ." ...
the [Caves Valley Partners] "Stadium Square" [$250M urban infill, transit-oriented development], which also houses wealth management advisers and account executives, offers shared work areas, month-to-month leases and views of M&T Bank Stadium and surrounding neighborhoods.


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by Cat on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 08:20:51 PM EST
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Wikileaks
Thanks for playing.
Next ...

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by Cat on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 01:02:14 AM EST
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by Cat on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 10:28:04 AM EST
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jail break
ahhhhhem. EXTRADITION story developing ...

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by Cat on Fri Aug 2nd, 2019 at 09:24:36 PM EST
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wut: "O'Brien < reckless eyeballin' > whose title is U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, attended the three-day trial and met with officials from the foreign ministry and justice ministry."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 06:52:16 AM EST
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"Spiritual DIY Advisor" and sole envoy to the conference of "Russian bots"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 09:27:53 AM EST
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Explaining the joke: Soon after CAMPAIGN 2018 and establishment of a short-rainbow of congressional "badasses," Joy Anne Reid, D-List MSNBC "women and minorities" warrior bearing Ivy League affirmative action credential, began hurling spears of US anti-communism (mouldering in the graves of Booker T. "separate but equal" Washington and BFF Maddow Kremlin-threat warnings) at disgruntled DNC "stakeholders" alias #ADOS sympathizers.

Her social media propaganda was marginally effective in deterring apparent adoption of an agitation for DNC CAMPAIGN 2019 nominees to advocate for "reparations" policy. Sadly, as Mueller Report profiling current Russian meddling and interference in US democracy ("racial division") has dissipated, so has #AMJOY authoritative materialism for rubes --foreign born, natural born, and naturalized US citizens.

These days, Joy Anne Reid has retreated behind the line of #ADOS "messaging" as an agent provocateur for "inclusion" of immigrant descendants of imperial Pan-African slave trade, especially Guyana, nation-state of her parents' origin, reportedly. While Marianne Williamson, apex archetype, has not.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 03:04:05 PM EST
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Speaker Nancy pimping assorted Crayola® colored delegates at Disney® Elmina Castle, Ghana, with "humble" AFRICOM reparations.

Missed Greyhound® bus to last fundraiser in Chicago, Detroit, Flint, Livonia, Pontiac, Newark, Bronx, Roxbury, Charleston, Nawleans, Mobile, Houston, Natchez, Wilmington, Tulsa, KC/St. Louis, Way Cross, Montgomery,Phoenx, Little Rock, L.A., Oakland, Richmond, Milwaukee, Philly, Gary, D.C., Baltimore, ...

Pelosi [née D'Alesandro], 79, was born in Baltimore and grew up there
"Today, with our nation beset by subversive groups and propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity, we can look for inspiration to the lives of Lee and Jackson to remind us to be resolute and determined in preserving our sacred institutions," D'Alesandro said at the time.
"White L vs. Black butterfly"
History of Baltimore's racial segregation includes a hard look at newspapers' role


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by Cat on Fri Aug 2nd, 2019 at 11:20:37 PM EST
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tears, sippy cup
Community leaders and residents gathered to cut the ribbon on a pocket of greenery and flowers, built from what had been a vacant lot often used as a dumping ground for trash.

"Come to Baltimore. Do not just criticize us, but come to Baltimore and I promise you, you will be welcomed," he said.

Gee. Baltimore's Affodable Housing Trust Fund much? The Fair Development Roundtable expected leadership and leverage. But all they got was the city council of racket-realtors --formally known as  Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, a HUD and MD beneficiary-- dicking for 3 YEARS with statutory fund appropriations of a measly $20M.
Residents said they were heartened by the attention being paid to Baltimore, and they too urged the White House to consider the way the president's comments may land in a community.

Jackie Cornish, a founder of the Druid Heights [west Bal'more site] community development corporation [BWAH!] more than 40 years ago, said she hoped Trump and Cummings could put their collective power together [wut] and work for the good of the city. While she feels the president has "disrespected our congressman as well as disrespected our city," she also said: "We still respect our president. As long as he's president, we're trying to lift him up." [wut]

What a way to HANDICAP residents' publicity. Thanks. For. Nothing.


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by Cat on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 04:21:50 AM EST
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Jill Stein's Green Running Mate <reckless eyeballin'> Speaks Out
uh oh

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by Cat on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 09:54:22 PM EST
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WHO PAYS FOR THAT?!
uh oh


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by Cat on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 07:30:44 AM EST
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Enemy of the People
In pushing the bill forward, the chairman skirted committee rules allowing [?] for amendments and requiring [?] minority participation in certain actions, including to end debate [?!]. "What am I supposed to do?" asked [Lindsey Graham Cracker]. "We have a right to vote."
OBAMA "era" Reid Rule, alias "nuclear option". Is this reporter mental?
Among other changes, the legislation would restructure asylum law to have applicants apply in Mexico and other countries, rather than when they arrive at the U.S. border, and bring on 500 new immigration judges to help process the backlog of cases.
2014: Honduras wants 'mini-Marshall plan' for U.S. aid on migrants
"Hernandez said Washington should help Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras fight gangs ...The United States deported a planeload of women and children to Honduras on Monday."
2019: Inside Donald Trump's migration pact with the Guatemalan president
"On July 26th Mr Trump at last got the deal he has long coveted: a safe-third country agreement with Guatemala."
After Guatemala, U.S. seeks migration deals with Honduras, El Salvador
"United States is pursuing 'similar agreements' with Honduras and El Salvador"
Who pays for that?
On Saturday, the president signed a letter of intent to cooperate with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández. ... The president signed a deal with El Salvador President Nayib Bukele in late June, and Ebrard said the administration would offer the same investment to Guatemala after the second round of the country's presidential elections in August."
Senate rules were changed [2013] to allow faster confirmation of Trump's judicial nominees [no], and confirming Kavanaugh and filling court vacancies with Trump's picks [no] has been a top accomplishment of the Republican-led Senate.
Two-year budget pact clears Senate, ending fiscal 2020 impasse, 1 Aug 2019

archived gits
Democratic Party agreed to alter senate rules
The Republican Party is in majority in the current senate. The majority controls confirmation AND senate rules, of which cloture, of which quorum, of which filibuster ...
'Nuclear' fallout in Senate might take some time to register

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Aug 2nd, 2019 at 01:30:19 AM EST
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re: safe country Trump treaties ("deals") .mx, .sv, .gt, .hn

900 asylum seekers returned to wait in Mexican border city

They are among nearly 3,000 people with pending U.S. immigration proceedings who have been sent back to wait in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, where the U.S. State Department warns Americans to avoid all travel due to high levels of violence and kidnapping.

Under ["]the program["], migrants who turn themselves over to U.S. authorities and, in most cases, request asylum, are returned to Mexico after being given a court date. To pursue their asylum cases they have to wait in Mexico, crossing only for court dates in what is a months-long process.
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So far more than 20,000 migrants have been returned all along the border to wait in Mexico, Mexican officials say.

Border thwarting to annoy the US House counsel, for sure

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by Cat on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 03:17:13 AM EST
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No one listens to lying John Brennan anymore ...

No kidding?

John Ratcliffe: Trump's pick for intelligence chief drops out  

Thank you Mr. President ...

Trump's pick for intelligence director misrepresented role in anti-terror case

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri Aug 2nd, 2019 at 09:48:28 PM EST
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Ratcliffe quits
after five days of "growing questions about his experience and qualifications"
< wipes tears >
dread "acting director" appointment any day now? Sen. Richard Burr:
"There is no substitute for having a Senate-confirmed director in place to lead our Intelligence Community"
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Until then, lawmakers have privately and publicly urged Trump to put Sue Gordon, Coats' No. 2, in charge once Coats steps down. But it's unclear whether he will. Trump told reporters Friday that "certainly she will be considered" for the acting director position.
#MeToo#Time'sUp#WhyIDid'tReport story developing ...

archived squad
"We don't need to be making the process seem any more complicated than it actually is"

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by Cat on Sat Aug 3rd, 2019 at 01:21:31 PM EST
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by generic on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 08:13:10 PM EST
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How does he identify?
Asking for a friend.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 09:51:21 PM EST
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