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Boy Scouts Of America Release The Names Of Over 7600 Scout Leaders Who Violated Kids!

 

http    ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv4OrbsOOhI

 

What's the difference between the BSA and the Vatican?  How well they handle child sex abuse scandals.  



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Boy Scouts Of America Release The Names Of Over 7600 Scout Leaders Who Violated Kids!

 

http    ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv4OrbsOOhI

 

What's the difference between the BSA and the Vatican?  How well they handle child sex abuse scandals.  

 

 

Well both organisations seem to have basically encouraged chid abuse for decades (possibly centuries in the catholic church's case) The boy scouts are now​ releasing the info they have been sitting on for decades about who in their organisation has been abusing children, while the catholic church is still mostly trying to covering up, so I guess they are better but "2nd worst world famous organisation of child molesters" * is not a great achievement!

 

*there are probably lots of worse ones I can't think of at the moment.



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U.S. economy grew 3.2 percent in early 2019, smashing expectations

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U.S. economy grew 3.2 percent in early 2019, smashing expectations
The strong growth was driven by factors that economists don't think will last.

By Heather Long
April 26 at 8:40 AM

The U.S. economy expanded at a strong 3.2 percent annualized rate from January through March, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday, blowing past expectations mainly because of companies beefing up their inventories and a smaller trade deficit, factors that aren't expected to last.

Better-than-expected growth, the ongoing strength in the job market and fresh stock market highs this week are allaying fears that a recession or severe downturn is on the horizon. The slowdown in Europe and China appears to have had little effect on the United States.

"The economy is not slowing nearly as much as people think," said Neil Dutta, head of economics at RenMac Research. "A 3.2 percent pace cannot be sustained, but the Federal Reserve and markets have probably cut their growth estimates too far for this year."

Many economists initially predicted anemic growth at the start of 2019 as the partial government shutdown and a rash of extremely cold weather caused many businesses and consumers to hit the pause button on big purchases, but forecasters raised their estimates to 2.3 percent as it became clear companies were re-stocking their shelves. Growth ended up coming in almost a full percentage point higher than expected, the best start to the year since 2015.

Over half of the strong first quarter growth was driven by a surge in inventories and U.S. exports to other nations. State and local government spending also boosted growth by the biggest amount in three years.
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Heather Long is an economics correspondent. Before joining The Washington Post, she was a senior economics reporter at CNN and a columnist and deputy editor at the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. She also worked at an investment firm in London. Follow https://twitter.com/byHeatherLong

 



Read more: https://www.washingt...g-expectations/



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Charlie KirkVerified account @charliekirk11 3h3 hours ago

 
 

Facts: Obama is the only U.S. President never to achieve 3% GDP growth

GDP under @realDonaldTrump for 2018 was 3.1%

Quarterly growth under Trump continues to defy “the experts”

Obama said we’d need a magic wand

All it took was Donald Trump



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Schumer says Trump and Democrats agreed to $2 trillion figure on infrastructure

Source: CBS news


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said President Trump and Democrats agreed to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure over 25 years in a "constructive" White House meeting, and will meet again in three weeks on how to pay for it.

But that number, reached in a meeting with only Democratic members present and no Republican members present, could already be dead on arrival. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise told reporters Monday there was no appetite within the GOP for a $2 trillion deal.

Schumer and Pelosi, speaking to reporters after the meeting, said the roughly 90-minute meeting emphasized the importance of broadband, bridges and highways. They insisted Congress and the White House can work together at the same time as Congress is exercising oversight in Congress.

Democrats, according to top White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, requested the meeting, and the White House didn't have a blueprint going into the meeting. Democrats have set out a handful of key — albeit general — principles for piecing together an infrastructure deal, which Mr. Trump has long believed the two sides can work together on, even in hyper-partisan Washington. The White House acknowledged Monday it does not yet have a blueprint ahead of the meeting with Democrats.

 



Read more: https://www.cbsnews....without-a-plan/



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ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 275,000 Jobs in April

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ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 275,000 Jobs in April

Private-sector employment increased by 275,000 from March to April, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

https://www.adpemplo...ess-Release.pdf
 

ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 275,000 Jobs in April

ROSELAND, N.J. – May 1, 2019 – Private sector employment increased by 275,000 jobs from March to April according to the April ADP National Employment Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

“April posted an uptick in growth after the first quarter appeared to signal a moderation following a strong 2018,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “The bulk of the overall growth is with service providers, adding the strongest gain in more than two years.”

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said, “The job market is holding firm, as businesses work hard to fill open positions. The economic soft patch at the start of the year has not materially impacted hiring. April’s job gains overstate the economy’s strength, but they make the case that expansion continues on."

 


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Workers barely benefited from Trump's sweeping tax cut, investigation shows

Source: The Guardian

 


Big companies drove the 2017 Tax and Jobs Act, but did not commit to any specific wage hikes, the Center for Public Integrity found



Tue 30 Apr 2019 02.00 EDT Last modified on Tue 30 Apr 2019 08.47 EDT


Big companies drove Donald Trump’s tax cut law but refused to commit to any specific wage hikes for workers, despite repeated White House promises it would help employees, an investigation shows.

The 2017 Tax and Jobs Act – the Trump administration’s one major piece of enacted legislation – did deliver the biggest corporate tax cut in US history, but ultimately workers benefited almost not at all.

This is one of the conclusions of a six-month investigation into the process that led to the tax cut by the Center for Public Integrity, a not-for-profit news agency based in Washington DC.

The full findings, based on interviews with three dozen key players and independent tax experts, and analysis of hundreds of pages of government documents, are published today in an in-depth piece.


‘Just 6% spent on workers’


The tax hike was sold to citizens as a move that would boost the economy, add jobs and hike wages. The president said in one speech that it would bring the average American household “around a $4,000 pay raise”.....................................

 


Read more: https://www.theguard...worker-benefits



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U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in April as unemployment fell to 3.6 percent, lowest since 1969

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The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in April, notching a record 103 straight months of job gains and signaling the current economic expansion shows little sign of stalling.

The unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent percent, the Labor Department said Friday, the lowest since 1969. The official unemployment rate has been at or below 4 percent for more than a year. The United States has more job openings than unemployed people, a situation some economists call “full employment” since most job seekers are able to land a job.

In the years after the Great Recession there was deep concern that wages weren’t rising and Americans who had lost jobs had lost hope of getting one again. But there’s been good news on both of those fronts in recent months as the abundance of “we’re hiring” signs across the nation has helped lured people back into the labor force and push pay higher.

Low unemployment has forced employers to raise wage and become more aggressive about hiring and training workers. Average hourly earnings rose 3.2 percent in the past year, well above inflation, and lower wage workers enjoyed some of the largest gains as companies scrambled to fill jobs and many states have raised their minimum wage.

 

Read more: https://www.washingt...m=.08d2f4c1e811



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US government records $160.3 billion April surplus
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERtoday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a $160.3 billion surplus in April as revenues for the month jumped to an all-time high. But even with a flood of tax receipts, the deficit so far this year is running 37.7% higher than a year ago.

The Treasury Department reported Friday that the deficit for the first seven months of the budget year that began Oct. 1 totals $530.9 billion, compared to a deficit of $385.5 billion for the same period a year ago.

The Trump administration projected in March that this year’s deficit will hit $1.1 trillion, up from last year’s deficit of $779 billion. The administration is projecting the deficit will stay above $1 trillion for four straight years before starting to decline for the rest of the decade.

The deficits have increased following congressional passage in December 2017 of a $1.5 trillion tax cut promoted by President Donald Trump as well as a boost last year in spending on domestic and military programs.

 



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US government records $160.3 billion April surplus
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERtoday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a $160.3 billion surplus in April as revenues for the month jumped to an all-time high. But even with a flood of tax receipts, the deficit so far this year is running 37.7% higher than a year ago.

The Treasury Department reported Friday that the deficit for the first seven months of the budget year that began Oct. 1 totals $530.9 billion, compared to a deficit of $385.5 billion for the same period a year ago.

The Trump administration projected in March that this year’s deficit will hit $1.1 trillion, up from last year’s deficit of $779 billion. The administration is projecting the deficit will stay above $1 trillion for four straight years before starting to decline for the rest of the decade.

The deficits have increased following congressional passage in December 2017 of a $1.5 trillion tax cut promoted by President Donald Trump as well as a boost last year in spending on domestic and military programs.

 

 

Is that a $1 trillion deficit each year? So each year for the next 4 years the national debt will grow by $1 trillion ? 



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US government records $160.3 billion April surplus
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERtoday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a $160.3 billion surplus in April as revenues for the month jumped to an all-time high. But even with a flood of tax receipts, the deficit so far this year is running 37.7% higher than a year ago.

The Treasury Department reported Friday that the deficit for the first seven months of the budget year that began Oct. 1 totals $530.9 billion, compared to a deficit of $385.5 billion for the same period a year ago.

The Trump administration projected in March that this year’s deficit will hit $1.1 trillion, up from last year’s deficit of $779 billion. The administration is projecting the deficit will stay above $1 trillion for four straight years before starting to decline for the rest of the decade.

The deficits have increased following congressional passage in December 2017 of a $1.5 trillion tax cut promoted by President Donald Trump as well as a boost last year in spending on domestic and military programs.

 

 

Is that a $1 trillion deficit each year? So each year for the next 4 years the national debt will grow by $1 trillion ? 

 

Presumably, the question is whether GDP growth will outpace debt growth.



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Another step backwards for America.

 

How long before Roe v Wade is overturned?

 

 

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Alabama passes bill banning abortion
 
Alabama has become the latest US state to move to restrict abortions by passing a bill to outlaw the procedure in almost all cases.
 
Supporters say they expect the law to be blocked in court but hope that the appeals process will bring it before the Supreme Court.
 
They want the court, which now has a conservative majority, to overturn the 1973 ruling legalising abortion.
 
Sixteen other states are seeking to impose new restrictions on abortion.
 
 
 
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Another illustration of the fact that race by itself is nothing, and culture is everything:

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ON CHINA THREAT: FOR FIRST TIME U.S. HAS 'GREAT POWER COMPETITOR THAT IS NOT CAUCASIAN'

 

State Department official this week controversially invoked race as a contributing factor for China being an unprecedented threat to the U.S.

 

"When we think about the Soviet Union in that competition [the Cold War], in a way, it was a fight within the Western family," she said.

 

"In China we have an economic competitor, we have an ideological competitor, one that really does seek a kind of global reach that many of us didn't expect a couple of decades ago. And I think it's also striking that it's the first time that we will have a great power competitor that is not Caucasian," Skinner added.

 

I never ever heard about this mrs.Skinner but, judging by her words, I could imagine some blue-eyed Aryan blonde... but no... here is she, the Black White supremacist:

 

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Map: The United States of America, ranked from best to worst
 
May 20, 2019
 
Washington is the best state in the nation, while Louisiana and Alabama are the worst, according to a new analysis by U.S. News & World Report.
 
The American rankings and analysis website factored in health care, education, economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime and corrections, and natural environment to create its annual list of the best and worst U.S. states.
 
With a GDP of $524.323 billion, Washington came out on top. The state’s economy is largely boosted by the aerospace industry and the military and defense sector, which “employs the second-largest number of people in Washington,” according to the report.
 
 
 
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I'm surprised Louisiana isn't lower.

 

Yes, I know there are only 50 states. I'm just saying Louisiana is that pathetic. We're so assbackwards that we still use (something very similar to) Napoleonic Code as law.


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Another illustration of the fact that race by itself is nothing, and culture is everything:

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ON CHINA THREAT: FOR FIRST TIME U.S. HAS 'GREAT POWER COMPETITOR THAT IS NOT CAUCASIAN'

 

State Department official this week controversially invoked race as a contributing factor for China being an unprecedented threat to the U.S.

 

"When we think about the Soviet Union in that competition [the Cold War], in a way, it was a fight within the Western family," she said.

 

"In China we have an economic competitor, we have an ideological competitor, one that really does seek a kind of global reach that many of us didn't expect a couple of decades ago. And I think it's also striking that it's the first time that we will have a great power competitor that is not Caucasian," Skinner added.

 

I never ever heard about this mrs.Skinner but, judging by her words, I could imagine some blue-eyed Aryan blonde... but no... here is she, the Black White supremacist:

 

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What's even more curious is that, despite everything, we're still friendlier with China than we ever were with the Soviet Union. Though I do wonder if that's because we're so economically interdependent. The US and USSR were never really big trading partners, IIRC, and the Cold War further cemented that divide. The worst we're doing with China is a trade war, which is still pretty pitiful, but certainly no cold war. 

 

So in other words, we don't care about your race as long as we can get your money. The Soviets looked towards upending the monetary system entirely, so... 

 

Another funny thing is that I've seen more and more White Supremacists praise China (and North Korea) than anything.


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What's even more curious is that, despite everything, we're still friendlier with China than we ever were with the Soviet Union.

 

You said it yourself:

 

The Soviets looked towards upending the monetary system entirely, so...

 

Soviet Union was an apocalyptic threat. The possible Soviet victory in Cold War would mean the end of "everything", the destruction of the very foundations on which the capitalist world is built. China is not as scary. The possible Chinese victory will only move the core of world capitalism, and the Big Bosses will have to move their headquarters from London and New York to Beijing and Shanghai. Troublesome but not fatal.



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Trump's sixth judicial nominee confirmed to 9th Circuit
By Alex Swoyer - The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Senate confirmed another of President Trump’s picks to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, the sixth seat he’s filled on the famously liberal appeals court.

Daniel Collins cleared the Senate by a party line vote, 53 to 46.

He is filling a seat claimed by California, and both that state’s senators objected, saying Mr. Trump ignored their wishes in nominating Mr. Collins.

Collins has a history of undermining civil and reproductive rights, even working to restrict access to birth control. California deserves better,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said in a tweet as lawmakers began debating the confirmation.

 

https://www.washingt...-nominee-confi/



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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged with violating Espionage Act

Source: Washington Post


 

Federal prosecutors on Thursday accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of violating the Espionage Act, bringing against him a new, 18-count indictment alleging he unlawfully obtained and disclosed national defense information. The new charges dramatically raise the stakes of the case both for Assange and the news media, raising questions about the limits of the First Amendment and protections for publishers of classified information. Prosecutors allege Assange worked with a former Army intelligence analyst to obtain and disseminate classified information — conduct of which many traditional reporters might also be accused. The U.S. government, though, sought to distinguish the anti-secrecy advocate from a traditional reporter.

“Julian Assange is no journalist,” said John Demers, the Justice Department’s Assistant Attorney General for National Security. He said Assange engaged in “explicit solicitation of classified information.”

Assange was previously indicted by a U.S. grand jury over his interactions in 2010 with Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who shared hundreds of thousands of classified war logs and diplomatic papers with WikiLeaks. If convicted, Assange faced a maximum of five years in prison under that conspiracy charge. Each alleged violation of the Espionage Act carries a potential ten-year prison sentence. But the new charges against Assange carry potential consequences not just for him, but for others who publish classified information, and could change the delicate balance in U.S. law between press freedom and government secrecy. They also raises fresh questions about whether the British courts will view the new charges as justified and worthy of extradition.

Prosecutors alleged in the new indictment that Assange and WikiLeaks “repeatedly encouraged sources with access to classified information to steal it” and give it to the anti-secrecy organization, posting on its website a “most wanted” list for leaks organized by country and saying the documents must be “likely to have political, diplomatic, ethical or historical impact on release.” They alleged that Manning responded to that clarion call, downloading nearly four completely government databases of war reports, Guantanamo Bay detainee assessments and State Department cables and turned them over to WikiLeaks.

 



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Theresa May clings to power as Brexit gambit backfires

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May 23, 2019 / 1:22 AM / Updated 5 minutes ago


LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging on to power on Thursday after her final Brexit gambit backfired, overshadowing a European election that has shown a United Kingdom still riven by division over its EU divorce.

May’s departure will deepen the Brexit crisis as a new leader is likely to want a more decisive split with the European Union, raising the chances of a confrontation with the bloc and an election which could usher in a socialist government.

In such a fluid situation, the world’s fifth largest economy faces an array of options including an orderly exit with a deal, a no-deal exit, an election or a second referendum which could ultimately reverse the 2016 decision to leave the EU.

May, who won the top job in the turmoil which followed the 2016 referendum on EU membership, has repeatedly failed to get parliament’s approval for the divorce deal she pitched as a way to heal the Brexit divisions of the country.

 

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