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Gun-dealing Alabama teacher ran sex-for-grades scheme after school system failed to unearth his criminal past

Ann didn't know anything about her freshman history teacher's checkered past – his convictions for domestic violence and illegal gun sales – when she started hearing rumors about his relationships with female students.

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Panama Papers

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$12 Trillion Looted from Developing Countries and Hidden Offshore

Published on May 9, 2016
Tax Justice Network's James S. Henry says authoritarian regimes account for over $11 trillion of "missing" offshore financial wealth from emerging economies

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Demonstrators storm Baghdad's Green Zone

Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament

Anti-government protesters on Saturday tore down walls and poured into Baghdad’s highly-fortified Green Zone, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months.

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Laying the ground work for World War III

Defense bill would require women to register for draft

Women would have to register for the draft under an amendment added to an annual defense bill Wednesday.

“If we want equality in this country, if we want women to be treated precisely like men are treated and that they should not be discriminated against, then we should support a universal conscription,” Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said.

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I Believed the Robot...

Who you gonna believe? This clearly incompetent robot, or your own lying eyes? This behavior has some frightening implications.

The 26 participants used in the experiment had no idea what it was about; they were just asked to follow a robot that had the words “Emergency Guide Robot” printed prominently on its side. The first thing the robot was supposed to do was lead them to a room where they would read an article and take part in a survey (all as a distraction from the real task). Read more about I Believed the Robot...

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Moderation Reminder

Please don't shit on the blog. Lambert is on a bit of a hiatus (writer recharge) and while the cat has been away, my, my how the mice do play! Just as a reminder, this is not a Republican* (important asterix!!!!) blog. If you are advocating for Donald Trump over anybody, really, you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

So here are some highlights from the blog moderation page:

To lose your account once you have one, follow these directions:

3. Continue to contaminate the discourse by using manufactured legacy party talking points, especially right wing talking points, after repeated warnings. Read more about Moderation Reminder

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Margaret Flowers for US Senate

With the defeat of Donna Edwards, Margaret Flowers is the only pro-single payer healthcare candidate in the race. If you live in Maryland, I suggest you take a look at her.

Margaret Flowers live blog at CorrenteWire, February 2010. Read more about Margaret Flowers for US Senate

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How Sanders Supporters can Up Their Game (or, Why Sanders Lost NY)

(cross posted at the reddit group SandersForPresident)


This is what democracy looks like, when you get high school kids riled up. Link to story. Read more about How Sanders Supporters can Up Their Game (or, Why Sanders Lost NY)

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Abby Martin Reports on Hillary's Corporate Lobbyist-Suitors, Bundlers, and Super-Delegates

See Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes What Hillary Clinton Really Represents

I don't think there's any transcript, much less transcript with references. That's a shame; maybe somebody can get in touch with Martin and ask her to produce same.

I won't make any comment except to say that, while I believe Clinton is a war criminal who should be rendered to the Hague, this commentary isn't completely fair. Read more about Abby Martin Reports on Hillary's Corporate Lobbyist-Suitors, Bundlers, and Super-Delegates

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