Philippines, to lower age of criminal liability to 9 years old

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MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The House committee on justice approved the bill that would lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 9 years old.

On Monday, January 21, the justice panel gave its thumbs up to the substitute bill that would amend Republic Act (RA) 10630, the law that currently retains the minimum age of criminal liability at 15 but allows children as young as 12 to be detained in youth care facilities or Bahay Pag-asa for serious crimes only such as rape, murder, and homicide, among others.

RA 10630 previously amended RA 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006, which sets the age of criminal responsibility at 15 years old.

The still unnumbered House bill would mandate that children 9 to 14 years old who will commit serious crimes – such as murder, parricide, infanticide, serious illegal detention, carnapping, and violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 – be subjected to "mandatory confinement" for rehabilitation at Bahay Pag-asa.

House justice panel chairperson and Oriental Mindoro 1st District Representative Salvador Leachon said the bill primarily seeks to protect children from being used by syndicates to commit crimes. (READ: Children in conflict with the law: Cracks in Juvenile Justice Act)

“Let it be understood that with the present bill, we are not putting these children in jail but in reformative institutions to correct their ways and bring them back to the community. They are not branded as criminals but children in conflict with the law,” said Leachon.

“Reformative institutions do not punish individuals but instead, they were established to help the children to be integrated back to the community after they have committed criminal acts,” he added.

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It was a big fake news weekend

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The media can hardly control their hatred of white America. First the fake buzzfeed bit, redundant I know. Now the drunk stolen valor ingins creep trying to mess with children.
When will the media learn? Should we consider killing "journalists", their pets and or family members until they end these Twitter lynch mobs?

Legal action is a good start, but Jared Holt crying about his murdered parents would be better.
Imagine Don Lemon coming home to his "wife" gutted like a deer spread eagle on the dinning table. The tears would heal this nation.
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Can anyone 'own' the Moon?

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>Companies are looking at mining the surface of the Moon for precious materials. So what rules are there on humans exploiting and claiming ownership?

>It's almost 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. "That's one small step for man," the US astronaut famously said, "one giant leap for mankind."

>Shortly afterwards, his colleague Buzz Aldrin joined him in bounding across the Sea of Tranquility. After descending from the steps of the Eagle lunar module, he gazed at the empty landscape and said: "Magnificent desolation."

>Since the Apollo 11 mission of July 1969, the Moon has remained largely untouched - no human has been there since 1972. But this could change soon, with several companies expressing an interest in exploring and, possibly, mining its surface for resources including gold, platinum and the rare earth minerals widely used in electronics

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Democrats refuse to end shutdown

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In a stunning show of good faith the president offers immunity for nearly 1 million dreamers and extend the legal status of TPS individuals.

And in a stunning show of pure partisan hackery and heartlessness the Democrats refuse the offer preferring instead to let federal workers go without pay due to their own selfishness

WASHINGTON — President Trump shifted course on Saturday and offered Democrats a deal: temporary protections for roughly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for a wall along the southern border.

But the proposal, which Mr. Trump unveiled in a 13-minute address from the White House, appeared dead on arrival in the Capitol. Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected it even before Mr. Trump spoke, and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, denounced the offer as “not a compromise but more hostage taking.”
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It's Treason - FBI Opened Investigation Into If Trump Was Secretly Conspiring with Russia

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WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.

The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security. Agents also sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.

The investigation the F.B.I. opened into Mr. Trump also had a criminal aspect, which has long been publicly known: whether his firing of Mr. Comey constituted obstruction of justice.

Agents and senior F.B.I. officials had grown suspicious of Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign but held off on opening an investigation into him, the people said, in part because they were uncertain how to proceed with an inquiry of such sensitivity and magnitude. But the president’s activities before and after Mr. Comey’s firing in May 2017, particularly two instances in which Mr. Trump tied the Comey dismissal to the Russia investigation, helped prompt the counterintelligence aspect of the inquiry, the people said.

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, took over the inquiry into Mr. Trump when he was appointed, days after F.B.I. officials opened it. That inquiry is part of Mr. Mueller’s broader examination of how Russian operatives interfered in the 2016 election and whether any Trump associates conspired with them. It is unclear whether Mr. Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence matter, and some former law enforcement officials outside the investigation have questioned whether agents overstepped in opening it
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Blackwater is back

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> Here’s the blueprint for Erik Prince’s $5 billion plan to privatize the Afghanistan war:
> The U.S. has spent $1 trillion in Afghanistan. The Blackwater founder asks, is it time to try something new?

> Blackwater founder Erik Prince thinks the time is right to try a new approach in Afghanistan, one that he says will reduce war spending to a sliver of its current levels, get most troops home and eliminate Pakistan’s influence on U.S. policy there: Let him run it.

In case you don't remember Blackwater:
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Trump tried to bypass Nancy Pelosi and negotiate with members of her caucus. None of them showed up.

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President Donald Trump tried a new strategy to get his border wall by going around House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Politico reported. He failed spectacularly.

On Tuesday, Trump invited moderate House Democrats to join him at the White House for lunch to talk about his wall and the shutdown. He used a similar strategy when Paul Ryan controlled the House, going around the speaker to negotiate with the far-right Freedom Caucus. But unlike Republicans, no Democrats attended the lunch meeting, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

The embarrassing episode shows two things: Democrats are united on shutdown politics and the president is underestimating Pelosi’s hold on her caucus.

“Is anybody surprised that the president is trying to get votes wherever he can get votes?” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) asked reporters this morning, laughing as he said it. “We are totally united, totally.”

Trump is trying to negotiate with someone other than Pelosi. That’s not how the Democratic caucus operates.

The flurry of White House invitations sent out on Tuesday afternoon and evening confused the House Democrats who received them. There seemed to be no real strategy on the part of the White House as to who was being invited, other than to try to make it seem like they were winning over moderate Democrats.
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Leslie Jones says the new Ghostbusters sequel is a "dick move"

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Last week, Jason Reitman announced that he had been developing a secret sequel to the original Ghostbusters movies—as in, the ones with men—that would be targeted directly at the “fans.” A trailer even came out that billed the movie as Ghostbusters 3, with rumors suggesting that the surviving ‘busters from the old movies would be appearing alongside a new cast of four teens (two boys and two girls, supposedly). The implication with all the talk about “fans” and returning to the original canon seemed like a weird and overt rejection of the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot with Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy, which was a fine movie that is unfortunately best remembered for how much it infuriated sexist pieces of shit on the internet.

Now, with this new movie seemingly attempting to erase the memory of the 2016 reboot, Leslie Jones herself is speaking out about how “insulting” the whole thing is. On Twitter (via Rolling Stone), Jones made it clear that she was offended by the desire to forget about the reboot so quickly, saying it was “like something Trump would do” and referring to it as “such a dick move.”

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Mueller Draft Report Says Trump 'Helped Putin Destabilize the United States'

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