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I Am Not Your Negro’ Trailer: James Baldwin Describes Race Relations in America — June 5, 2017

I Am Not Your Negro’ Trailer: James Baldwin Describes Race Relations in America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUYdgIyaPM&sns=emb

Magnolia Pictures and Amazon Studios have released a powerful new trailer for “I Am Not Your Negro,” a month ahead of its Feb. 3 theatrical release.

In it, the late author James Baldwin describes the depressing state of American race relations.

The movie, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September, is directed by Raoul Peck and based on a manuscript for “Remember This House” as an account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Baldwin had completed 30 pages at the time of his death in 1987.

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Bumblebees make US endangered-species list for first time — May 12, 2017
WIRED: Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump — April 27, 2017

WIRED: Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump

Check out this great article I read on WIRED:

How does the Vault 7 leak look to a famous CIA whistleblower? It’s complicated.

https://www.wired.com/2017/03/cia-whistleblower-talks-vault-7-wikileaks-president-trump/?mbid=email_onsiteshare

  • AUTHOR: EMMA GREY ELLIS.EMMA GREY ELLIS SECURITY
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03.14.17.03.14.17
  • TIME OF PUBLICATION: 10:00 AM.10:00 AM

CONVICTED CIA LEAKER JOHN KIRIAKOU’S GOT SOME OPINIONS ABOUT WIKILEAKS AND TRUMP

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JOHN KIRIAKOU KNOWS a lot about leaking classified information. He went to prison for it.

A former CIA agent who said too much about the Bush-era torture program, he’s also the first CIA leaker to go to jail for his trouble. Kiriakou served just under two years in federal prison, though before the Department of Justice offered a plea deal, it seemed more likely he’d serve as many as 45. Continue reading

Ban on Head Scarves at Work Is Legal, E.U. Court Rules — April 12, 2017
I’m a grown-ass woman who’s been having sex for 14 years — April 10, 2017

I’m a grown-ass woman who’s been having sex for 14 years

http://www.metro.us/new-york/this-new-comedy-gameshow-will-make-you-sexually-woke/zsJqcc—RvPX1SQCmFMg/sex-poster-web2

I’m a grown-ass woman who’s been having sex for 14 years (yes, I added it up for funsies) but it turns out there’s plenty I don’t know about the ins-and-outs of the proverbial in-and-out. Last night, lucky for me, I got schooled and entertained at a new comedy show called Sex! With Your Mom.  Continue reading

When was the Federal Deficit of the United States of America Down? — April 8, 2017

When was the Federal Deficit of the United States of America Down?

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During the presidency of :

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When not only his thumb was pointing up!

42nd U.S. President
William Jefferson Clinton: American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Wikipedia
Born: August 19, 1946 (age 70 years), Hope, AR
Height: 6′ 2″
Presidential term: January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
Vice president: Al Gore (1993–2001)
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
You can put wings on a pig, but you don’t make it an eagle.
Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.
Curing cancer shouldn’t cause bankruptcy… insurance companies need to be held accountable for denying or limiting patients’ care. —

Curing cancer shouldn’t cause bankruptcy… insurance companies need to be held accountable for denying or limiting patients’ care.

Liza Bernstein survived breast cancer three times. But it took all she had. She lost her home and savings to the costs of tests and treatments. She’s not technically bankrupt — but that’s only because she “couldn’t afford the fees” to file the claim.

Liza explained why her medical bills proved ruinous. Insurers “kept increasing my out-of-pocket costs and my deductible and they kept reducing how much they would reimburse and the network so there was more chance I’d be out of network,” she said.

Sadly, Liza’s experience is common. Nearly eight in 10 Americans have had trouble or knew someone who had trouble using their health insurance in the past year. Major reforms are needed to ensure that bankruptcy doesn’t become a routine side effect of cancer treatment.

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Five-year-old Alexandra Munoz, who lost her hair due to chemotherapy for a brain tumor, plays with her new wig in the cancer ward of the Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital i Santiago, Chile, in October 2014. Rodrigo  Garrido / REUTERS

http://www.newsweek.com/many-cancer-patients-must-face-bankrupty-or-die-489596

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