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How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency

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When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.

>In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular “America First” agenda.

>He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. Rather, it’s gearing up for battle, with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country.

>Since Donald Trump’s election, this little-known but well-funded protesting arm has beefed up staff and ramped up recruitment of young liberal activists, declaring on its website, “We’re not backing down.” Determined to salvage Obama’s legacy,”it’s drawing battle lines on immigration, ObamaCare, race relations and climate change.

>Obama is intimately involved in OFA operations and even tweets from the group’s account. In fact, he gave marching orders to OFA foot soldiers following Trump’s upset victory.

>“It is fine for everybody to feel stressed, sad, discouraged,” he said in a conference call from the White House. “But get over it.” He demanded they “move forward to protect what we’ve accomplished.”

>“Now is the time for some organizing,” he said. “So don’t mope.”
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Trump to approve weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain blocked by Obama

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>The Trump administration is poised to move quickly to approve major weapons packages for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain that President Obama blocked during his final months in office over human rights concerns in both nations, U.S. officials and congressional sources say

>The deals, if approved, would send a significant signal about the priorities of the new administration, where the security challenge posed by forces such as Islamist jihadi groups and Iran is taking a much greater precedence in setting foreign policy.

>The Pentagon also declined to comment. But congressional sources said they anticipate the Trump administration will easily overcome resistance on Capitol Hill, where Democrats and some Republicans have called for restrictions on sales to Riyadh amid an outcry from human rights groups over large-scale civilian casualties of the Saudi-led military campaign in neighboring Yemen.

>“While we’re very concerned about Saudi actions in Yemen in terms of the civilian casualties, we believe a more accurate partner is a more effective partner and results in fewer casualties,” the official said. “If they’re going to drop stuff, it should be precision-guided rather than dumb.”
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Dead slimy big worms

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>> Tragedy at Farewell Spit: Toll of Stranded Whales Reaches 650 on New Zealand Beach

Notice they worry about a few slimy beasts while hundreds of thousands of children need help in their country. These people cannot sanely be trusted anywhere near children. Beyond sad and pathetic! Insane.
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Indigenous boys/men added to Canada's inquiry on missing/murdered women

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A lot of indigenous Canadians have been murdered / gone missing over the years, and the government finally decided to investigate. Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of the victims are male, Justin "Current Year" Trudeau originally only wanted to investigate the female victims. Men's rights groups naturally complained, and now it looks like Canada is going to expand the inquiry to include male victims as well

>Exactly how issues surrounding murdered and missing indigenous boys and men will be included in the national inquiry on women and girls, already late in starting, is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.
>The inquiry commissioners are sensitive to the rising public debate and concerns involving the role that indigenous men and boys might play in the probe, including their own stories of violence, said an inquiry spokesperson, Michael Hutchinson.
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>How included men and boys are going to be in the process needs to be decided because time and resources are an issue and the clock is ticking. The inquiry, made up of five commissioners who will examine the systemic causes of violence against indigenous women and girls, is expected to fully start this spring and wrap up at the end of December 2018.
>The original terms of reference for the inquiry, or, the mandate of the probe, focused on women and girls and did not include indigenous men and boys.
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>Families have been discouraged by the lack of communication from the inquiry following the official date of its establishment on Sept. 1, Joe said. They have been waiting to find out more about who will hear their testimonies and when the hearings will take place in their area, she added.

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Filipina behind brutal 'Daisy' sex videos arrested

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Rant? Or necessary to hear for our safety

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> Swedish veteran cop rants about immigrant crimes on Facebook, ignites nationwide row

>Sweden Creates 55 "No-Go Zones" As It Loses Control Of Refugee Crisis

We deserve to keep ourselves safe by hearing the facts. If there are many people--especially young violent males--going to countries and these people are full of despair, hate and rage, we definitely should have these stats. I doubt they appreciate the food, shelter and support, too.

It is a clash of cultures and there are bad ones on each side: but no one has the right to deny me my safety in awareness.
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Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft

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>WASHINGTON — In the latest and perhaps decisive battle over the role of women in the military, Congress is embroiled in an increasingly intense debate over whether they should have to register for the draft when they turn 18.

>On Tuesday, the Senate approved an expansive military policy bill that would for the first time require young women to register for the draft. The shift, while fiercely opposed by some conservative lawmakers and interest groups, had surprisingly broad support among Republican leaders and women in both parties.

>The United States has not used the draft since 1973 during the Vietnam War. But the impact of such a shift, reflecting the evolving role of women in the armed services, would likely be profound.

>Under the Senate bill passed on Tuesday, women turning 18 on or after Jan. 1, 2018, would be forced to register for Selective Service, as men must do now. Failure to register could result in the loss of various forms of federal aid, including Pell grants, a penalty that men already face. Because the policy would not apply to women who turned 18 before 2018, it would not affect current aid arrangements.

>“The fact is,” said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona and the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, “every single leader in this country, both men and women, members of the military leadership, believe that it’s fair since we opened up all aspects of the military to women that they would also be registering for Selective Services.”

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Yale renames Calhoun College amid controversy over slavery

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>Yale University is renaming a college that honours a former politician who was an advocate of slavery to recognise a female computer scientist instead.
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LOS ANGELES -- Authorities say 474 people have been arrested in a multiday sting operation focused on human trafficking in California.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Tuesday the arrests came after a three-day operation conducted by 30 law enforcement agencies across the state last week.

Investigators say as part of the sting, undercover officers posed as prostitutes on street corners and also posted advertisements online.

Officials say three dozen people were arrested on suspicion of being pimps.

They say officers also rescued 28 children who were being sexually exploited and offered services to 27 adults they said were victims of sex trafficking.

McDonnell says the arrests represent a "very sad commentary on the condition we're dealing with."

District Attorney Jackie Lacey says authorities won't tolerate children being sexually exploited.
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CNN Fake News Claims Grammys Are Racist

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Group of white liberals at CNN Fake News sink to new low and claim racism is why Adele beat Beyoncé at Grammys.

CNN Fake News is another group of white liberals mercilessly riding the backs of blacks and other minority groups to race to the moral high ground.