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It's a cabin designed to spark a change. But so far, it's only sparked controversy.

Sedalia retired psychologist Dr. Marge Harlan built the replica slave cabin in a historically black part of town.

"I think we need something to get us off being stuck," said Harlan. "I think we're stuck."


Harlan describes Sedalia as a longtime segregated community where blacks and whites don't talk to each other. Her solution was to invest $25,000 of her own money to build the replica slave cabin.

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Ryan Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy and former armed militia cosplayer, is not having a very nice time in jail. According to a status report filed earlier this week, not only is he not allowed to hang out with his (also imprisoned) brother Ammon — the guards won’t even let him have his guns.

In the documents, Bundy claims that his inability to speak to his brother violates his freedom of assembly, while both allege that “despite being presumed innocent, [the Bundy brothers] are treated as harshly and the same as convicted felons with whom they are commingled and housed.”

The injustices don’t stop there, folks. From Ryan Bundy’s report (emphasis added):

"My rights are being violated. My right to life is being violated. All of my First Amendment rights are being violated. My right to freedom of religion is being violated. I cannot participate in religious activities and temple covenants, and wear religious garments. I could wear them at Henderson, but MCDC is depriving me of the right to wear them. My right to freedom of speech is being hampered by monitoring and recording. My right to freedom of assembly is being violated; I am not allowed to see my brother and move about.

Yesterday, I attempted to discuss these issues with the U.S. Marshals, and they said that these were simply the jail rules. I asked them specifically about if there was any reason for the ‘keep separate’ orders. In Henderson, my brothers and father were housed together. Up here, they make efforts to keep us separate. This violates my right to freedom of assembly. My Second Amendment rights are being violated. I never waived that right."


As if keeping firearms out of the hands of prisoners wasn’t bad enough. Apparently, Ryan and Ammon Bundy are also being denied access to Facebook, which they assert they need “given that this is a media case.” But according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, “MCSO has no wi-fi within the jail facility and no ability to provide a hard internet connection.”

And here I thought this was America.

You can read the Bundys’ report in full here.

By Ashley Feinberg. 5/27/2016, 10:13am.

Also: Shocker: Bundy Bros Discover That Jail Inmates Have Fewer Freedoms

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Perhaps you swooned over Justin Trudeau when he kindled a bromance with President Obama. Or when he gave a confident, if not entirely accurate, off-the-cuff explanation to describe a quantum computer. Or when he displayed his impressive yoga prowess while perched on a conference table, and his hair remained perfect.

But Trudeau’s rough handling of other lawmakers at the House of Commons on Wednesday isn’t apt to send many hearts a-flutter.

In the midst of a ruckus on the parliament floor in Ottawa, Canadian legislator Ruth Ellen Brosseau said Trudeau elbowed her in the ribs, causing her to exit the room.

“It was very overwhelming,” she told the Associated Press. “I missed the vote because of this.”


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Video at the source. I think Trudeau was trying to come across as no-nonsense and take control of the situation but he just came across as a bullying ass.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., called on an audience of business and political elites earlier this week to respond to populist anger by lobbying harder for a deficit-reduction package that would reduce corporate tax rates and cut public retirement programs such as Social Security.

Although a dominant populist sentiment is that the system is already rigged in favor of the rich, Warner suggested that the “business community” needs to get more involved in politics or face unpleasant repercussions.

“If you don’t think the frustration of Americans with our overall system, — not just our political system, but our business system, our tax code — is at the boiling point, then Katy bar the door!,” he said. “The walls that are gonna have to be built, may not be at borders, they may be around neighborhoods the way they are in many Third World countries around the world,” Warner warned.



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That's the Dem Party some people are so ride or die for... often just as fucked up as the Republicans but with much better P.R.
... because she supports Bernie Sanders.



WASHINGTON — When 25-year-old Cassandra McWade got in a car accident on a highway in Asheville, North Carolina, on Monday, Ken Shupe drove his tow truck to the scene. But when he saw that McWade, who has disabilities, had Bernie Sanders signs on her Toyota Camry, he decided he wouldn’t help.

“He said, ‘I can’t tow you ... you’re a Bernie supporter
,’” McWade recalled. “I was like, ‘Wait, are you serious? You’re kidding me.’”

Ken Shupe, a 51-year-old from Travelers Rest, South Carolina, was very serious. “I’m a conservative Christian, I’ve just drawn a line in the sand,” he said. “I’m not going to associate or conduct business with them.” (The incident was first reported by FOX Carolina 21.)

McWade was heading home to Travelers Rest on I-26 when a tractor trailer hit the front of her car, she said. Afterward, her car wouldn’t start, and a first responder moved it to the side of the interstate. The driver’s door was approximately two feet from the highway line, she recalled.

McWade said she collects disability payments and has psoriatic arthritis, impaired mobility, early stage Crohn’s disease, severe fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. (She sent HuffPost a picture of the disability tag, as well as a photo of her many medications.)

“I was in a little bit of a shock, and definitely a little scared,” she said.

Shupe showed up, saw the Sanders signs, and drove back to South Carolina without sticking around. McWade was “sitting there in a very safe area ... with her air conditioning on and her car locked, she was perfectly fine,” he said. He didn’t know she had disabilities, he said, but noted, “there’s a huge difference between being disabled and drawing disability.”

He said if he had known about her disabilities, he still would not have towed her car, but he would have waited with her for another service to arrive.

McWade said her handicap placard was clearly hanging from her rearview mirror, and she spent another two hours on the side of the road before help arrived
. She said she is unable to walk to the nearest exit or lift her own hood because of back issues. “I was dependent on anybody who was willing to help me, completely dependent,” she said.

She said she has volunteered for the Sanders campaign, and supports the Democratic presidential contender because he’s “not in it for the money, that is probably my favorite thing,” she said.

McWade’s mother, with whom she lives, was very unhappy with the situation, and posted a complaint on Facebook. “I’m guessing he’s a Trump supporter,” she wrote.

Shupe said he initially supported Republican presidential contenders Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee. But now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Shupe is going to support him “110 percent,” he said.

“If you would come to South Carolina and go to Waffle House with me, you would see very quickly I’m the farthest thing from a bigot or a racist,” he said earlier in the interview.


Shupe’s longtime friend, Steve Johnson, 44, added that Shupe will bend over backward to help people and has “thousands and thousands of friends.” If Shupe knew McWade was disabled, he would not have left her alone on the side of the road, Johnson said.

“When he wakes up in the morning, he’s the same person every day, and that faith, and his political views have been the same since he was a teenager,” he said.

Shupe said he’s never done something like this before. But if someone had stickers supporting Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton on their car, he probably wouldn’t tow them either. “I have the same principles there,” he said.

After the incident hit local news, Shupe said he received a lot of restricted calls from Sanders fans. “It’s all good, you know, that’s why Baskin-Robbins has 31 flavors of ice cream,” he said. “People have different tastes.”

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Trump will deliver the first in a series of policy addresses this week [Note: Actually he just did; this article is a few days old.], and some fans are hopeful that Trump can clear up his conflicting messages. Most of his policies range from illogical to illegal. To celebrate this speech, here are 10 of the most astounding.Read more...Collapse )

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How anyone could possibly think that the US and the rest of the world would not be in mortal danger with this ass clown in the White House is totally beyond me. But I'm just a deluded Hillary supporter, so wtf do I know?

EDITED TO ADD: For those who have replied by implying that anything Hillary has ever said or done somehow negates Trump's total and utter stupidity and poor judgment about foreign policy (and just about everything else that pertains to being potus, but that's a whole separate subject), I suggest that you consult this link.

Even if we all agreed (as some of you seem to do) that Hillary is Satan, the Antichrist, and Attila the Hun all rolled up into one, that would not make TRUMP one bit less dangerous or scary.
UnitedHealthcare, the biggest health insurer in the United States, said Tuesday that it plans to exit most of the Affordable Care Act state exchanges where it currently operates by 2017.

The health insurer had already indicated that it was dropping coverage of the plans, more commonly known as Obamacare, in Arkansas, Georgia and Michigan.

But during a conference call with analysts Tuesday, CEO Stephen Hemsley noted that "next year we will remain in only a handful of states."

Hemsley explained that UnitedHealth will leave most states by 2017 because the markets for these exchanges are relatively small and also have higher risks for the company over the short-term.

As such, he said UnitedHealth (UNH) could not serve these exchanges on an "effective and sustained basis."


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FUCK YOU UNITED. WHERE IS MY SINGLE PAYER AT GODDAMIT. I'm not crying for these fools and their undeserving profits. They can F all the way off with their tears over the 475 MILLION they're robbing from us



Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders scored a surprise victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday at the Clark County Democratic Convention, where Sanders won the largest number of delegates a month after losing the Nevada caucuses.

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David Fry -- the final holdout in the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge's headquarters in Harney County, Oregon -- surrendered to authorities Thursday, according to audio heard on a live telephone call transmitted from the scene.

The 41-day standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge took a dramatic turn Thursday when three of the four remaining occupiers surrendered, according to David Fry, the last occupier. Fry, speaking on a live streamed phone call, said he was the last holdout.

Fry abruptly decided against coming out of the federal Malheur Wildlife Refuge's headquarters in Harney County, Oregon, and contended that his grievances have not been addressed, according to the audio stream on YouTube.

His decision came after the armed occupiers indicated they would turn themselves in Thursday morning, hours after federal agents arrested Cliven Bundy, the father of protest leader Ammon Bundy.

Ammon Bundy has already been arrested in the standoff.

A Facebook page for Cliven Bundy's ranch announced that Bundy -- who came to the national spotlight in a fight with the federal Bureau of Land Management over grazing rights for his cattle in 2014 -- was heading to Oregon earlier Wednesday.

"It's time," the post said. "Cliven Bundy is headed to the Harney County Resource Center in Burns Oregon."

Bundy was taken into federal custody in Portland, Oregon, after landing there early Thursday morning, the FBI said.

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About damn time this foolish endeavor finally ended. smh @ this whole thing
Just when you thought the 2016 Presidential Race couldn't get any weirder--




Washington (CNN)Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seriously considering a possible independent presidential run and is looking at making a decision sometime in March, two sources familiar with Bloomberg's thinking told CNN on Saturday.

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MUST BE NICE to just "not like my choices" and decide to spend up to $1B of your own wealth just to have things the way YOU want them and not the way we all need them to be--

Let's also LOL at this panic being caused by Bernie fucking Sanders. #FeeltheBern Bloomberg! Stay outta my white house!

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