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"5 things you need to know about Obamacare" | Watch XFINITY Videos Online | News | Comcast | 10/01/13

"5 things you need to know about Obamacare" | Watch XFINITY Videos Online | News | Comcast | 10/01/13 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Watch the 5 things you need to know about Obamacare. featured XFINITY video online by Comcast
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"You can now call your elected officials through Facebook" | Washington Post | 03/28/2017

One of Facebook's new tools, Town Hall, allows you to find out who your local, state and federal representatives are. You can get to it by visiting facebook.com/townhall, by looking under the "Explore" section of your News Feed on a desktop, or by looking in the menu of your Facebook app on your phone.
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INSIGHT: One of Facebook's new tools, Town Hall, allows you to find out who your local, state and federal representatives are. You can get to it by visiting facebook.com/townhall, by looking under the "Explore" section of your News Feed on a desktop, or by looking in the menu of your Facebook app on your phone.

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"Roger Wilkins, Champion of Civil Rights, Dies at 85" | New York Times | 03/27/2017

"Roger Wilkins, Champion of Civil Rights, Dies at 85" | New York Times | 03/27/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Mr. Wilkins waged a decades-long war against racism as a government official, a foundation executive, a journalist, an author and a professor.
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....R.I.P. Old Warrior!  You served your Nation and our People well!!

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"U.S. needs to stop Russian electoral interference, NSA’s top civilian leader says" | Washington Post | 03/25/2017

"U.S. needs to stop Russian electoral interference, NSA’s top civilian leader says" | Washington Post | 03/25/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Richard Ledgett, the deputy director who dealt with the Snowden disclosures, will retire in April.
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INSIGHT: The U.S. government has not figured out how to deter the Russians from meddling in democratic processes, and stopping their interference in elections, both here and in Europe, is a pressing problem, the top civilian leader of the National Security Agency said.

The NSA was among the intelligence agencies that concluded that Russian President Vladi­mir Putin ordered a cyber-enabled influence campaign in 2016 aimed at undermining confidence in the election, harming Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and helping elect GOP nominee Donald Trump.

“This is a challenge to the foundations of our democracy,” said NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett, 58, who is retiring at the end of April, in an interview at Fort Meade, Md., the agency’s headquarters. “It’s the sanctity of our process, of evaluating and looking at candidates, and having accurate information about the candidates. So the idea that another nation state is [interfering with that] is a pretty big deal and something we need to figure out. How do we counter that? How do we identify that it’s happening — in real time as opposed to after the fact? And what do we do as a nation to make it stop?”

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"Not Just Trump: How Bernie Sanders' Campaign Also Had Deeply Imbedded Russian Connections" | The People's View | 03/22/2017

"Not Just Trump: How Bernie Sanders' Campaign Also Had Deeply Imbedded Russian Connections" | The People's View | 03/22/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Bernie Sanders was another beneficiary of Russian meddling in our election.
The question becomes what, if anything, he knew about it. 
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INSIGHT: "But Manafort was not the only American political consultant in 2016 who had a checkered history of muddying the waters of international politics. In 2009 Manafort was working to help improve the image of pro-Russian Ukranian politician Viktor Yanukovych in an effort to make the presidential nominee seem more accessible, and thus more palatable, to the American Congress. Joining Manafort in that effort was an American consultant named Tad Devine, a man who himself had a dubious history of foreign intervention. Among Devine's highlights is having worked for exiled Bolivian president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada in 2002 as well as ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya in 2005. Devine then worked for Yanukovych from 2006 up until he was elected president of Ukraine in 2010. Like both Lozada and Zelaya, Yanukovych has since been removed from power and he currently resides in exile in Russia and just happens to be wanted for treason in Ukraine."

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PART II: "The Justice Department Raises a Rebel Yell: The Strange Prosecution of Charles Walker" | Harper's Magazine | 10/20/2007

PART II: "The Justice Department Raises a Rebel Yell: The Strange Prosecution of Charles Walker" | Harper's Magazine | 10/20/2007 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

"Recently, Justice Clarence Thomas gained press coverage and air time in connection with his new book. Its early chapters recount the bitter racism that Thomas faced as a Black man growing up in rural south Georgia. Thomas had a rocky Senate confirmation, but he was confirmed, and he now sits on the High Court. The core chapters of his book relate to the confirmation hearings, which he called a “high-tech lynching” with partisan overtones. That claim is quite a stretch. But another Black man [Charles W. Walker, Sr.] from south Georgia, a contemporary of Clarence Thomas’s, and like Thomas the son of a Georgia sharecropper who knew brutality and racism throughout his life, has been through quite an ordeal. Characteristically, the national press now obsesses with copy on an advertisement by MoveOn, Pete Stark’s outburst, insisting that Bush has recovered his authority by vetoing SCHIP and similar inane blather, pays him no attention. He is now pinning his hopes on an against-the-odds appeal to the Supreme Court. Is his ordeal a “high tech lynching” with partisan overtones? Consider the facts and decide for yourself. In any event, the prosecution is raising eyebrows around the world and is set for a good deal more scrutiny. And this man’s claim to be a victim of vicious and racially tinged persecution is vastly more compelling and credible than Clarence Thomas’s. He’s not racking up press engagements and spending his book advance on fancy vacations. He is in a federal prison in South Carolina and fighting to win back his freedom. And he just picked up a high-profile advocate.…"

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INSIGHT: More Than Four Decades of GOP Administrations Led: (1) Democratic Prosecutions; (2) Democratic Voter Suppression; (3) Attacks on Democratic Coalition Organizations; and (4) Campaigns to Sow Distrust Between Moderate and Progressive Democrats and Independents Has Made It Possible for a “White Nationalist” Take Over of Our Government assisted by "Russian Hacking" in 2016.

 

While much attention is being focused on “The Russian Cyber Attack on America’s 2016 Election” to help the GOP Presidential Candidate, little or no attention is being paid to what made it possible for such an attack on our Nation to work. It took more than four decades of the GOP conditioning their “Base Voters” to see the “Democrats and Its Coalition” as the “Enemy of Our Nation”

 

PART II: "The Justice Department Raises a Rebel Yell: The Strange Prosecution of Charles Walker" of this historical journey into this phenomenon takes you deep inside one of the prosecutions mentioned in the PART I: VIDEO "The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove".  The GOP Governor, Sonny Perdue, that help to spearhead this prosecution is now Trumps Secretary of Agriculture.  Trump's DOJ Secretary, Jeff Sessions, was involved with the prosecution of Democratic Governor Don Siegelman in Alabama.

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"Poisoning America with Conspiracy Theories, Birther Nonsense, and Lies" | Claire Conner Blog | 03/19/2017

"Poisoning America with Conspiracy Theories, Birther Nonsense, and Lies" | Claire Conner Blog | 03/19/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
  Trump’s conspiracy theories and lies are poisoning America and there is no quick cure. While it is easy to point the big finger at Trump, he’s not the only culprit. He had incred…
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INSIGHT: " Trump’s conspiracy theories and lies are poisoning America and there is no quick cure. While it is easy to point the big finger at Trump, he’s not the only culprit. He had incredible assistance from the Republicans. To prove the point, look at what the GOP did in the last nine years."

 

 

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"This New Anti-Trump Tech Is The Most Genius Thing Of 2017" | The Daily Good | 03/15/2017

"This New Anti-Trump Tech Is The Most Genius Thing Of 2017" | The Daily Good | 03/15/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
You grabbed your wallets, now grab your phones
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INSIGHT: "Nearly two months into Trump’s presidency, we’ve seen all the stories imploring us to write, call, and fax our senators about the issues that matter most to us. We’ve done our best to digest and implement most of them. Of course, GOOD is certainly guilty of adding to the mounting pile of well-intentioned suggestions, mostly because we can’t imagine not. But we really mean it this time when we say there’s a tech tool that will take the headache out of reaching out to your congresspeople. It’s called “Resistbot,” and it’s by far the easiest way to gradually chip away at Trump’s spirit.

Here’s how it works: Text “resist” to 50409."

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"Analysis | Drugs are killing so many people in West Virginia that the state can’t keep up with the funerals" | MSN News US | 03/11/2017

"Analysis | Drugs are killing so many people in West Virginia that the state can’t keep up with the funerals" | MSN News US | 03/11/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The state's indigent burial fund has run out of money four months before the end of the fiscal year.
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INSIGHT:  #NotMyPresident!! We need to #RegulateBigPharma  #NotBuildWall.  The Drug Problem is of our own making.

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"25 Inspiring Women Who Shaped Feminism" | Harper's Bazaar | 03/08/2017

"25 Inspiring Women Who Shaped Feminism" | Harper's Bazaar | 03/08/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The most inspiring and famous celebrity feminists of the 20th and 21 centuries—from Susan B. Anthony to Gloria Steinem and Emma Watson.
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INSIGHT: "In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating the women who've had huge impacts on the feminist movement. For all its misconceptions, feminism at its core is about fighting for women's equality. And there are women who have been trailblazing the fight for decades now. From the brave Suffragettes who fought for women's right to vote to Hillary Clinton breaking the glass ceiling as the first female presidential candidate, these are the women of the 20th and 21st..."

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"Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will lead Indian march on Washington" | The Washington Post | 03/07/2017

"Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will lead Indian march on Washington" | The Washington Post | 03/07/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Tribes from all over the country are expected for four days of prayer and protest
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INSIGHT: "Members of Indian tribes from across the country began to arrive in Washington Tuesday for four days of protests, prayer and demonstrations to assert rights and raise awareness of issues affecting American Indians.

 

The Native Nations Rise movement will bring a teepee encampment along with speakers and cultural workshops to the National Mall next to the Washington Monument. An interfaith service is planned for Thursday at the National Cathedral, and the week’s events will culminate Friday morning with a march on the White House and rally in Lafayette Square."

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"Russia’s RT Network: Is It More BBC or K.G.B.?" | The New York Times | 03/09/2017

"Russia’s RT Network: Is It More BBC or K.G.B.?" | The New York Times | 03/09/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Analysts say the network is spreading disinformation and undermining Western democracies, but its executives say it is just providing an “alternative” view.
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INSIGHT: "Western attention focused on RT when the Obama administration and United States intelligence agencies judged with “high confidence” in January that Mr. Putin had ordered a campaign to “undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process,” discredit Hillary Clinton through the hacking of Democratic Party internal emails and provide support for Donald J. Trump, who as a candidate said he wanted to improve relations with Russia.

 

The agencies issued a report saying the attack was carried out through the targeted use of real information, some open and some hacked, and the creation of false reports, or “fake news,” broadcast on state-funded news media like RT and its sibling, the internet news agency Sputnik. These reports were then amplified on social media, sometimes by computer “bots” that send out thousands of Facebook and Twitter messages.

 

To many Americans, the impression that RT is an instrument of Russian meddling was reinforced when its programming suddenly interrupted C-Span’s online coverage of the House of Representatives in January. (C-Span later called it a technical error, not a hacking.)"

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"China Is Replacing 70,000 Taxis With Electric Cars" | Futurism News | 03/02/2017

"China Is Replacing 70,000 Taxis With Electric Cars" | Futurism News | 03/02/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The city of Beijing's entire taxi fleet is going electric.
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INSIGHT:  According to a report by National Business Daily, the transition to electric cars will cover all new taxis registered in the region. “All newly added or replaced taxis in the city of Beijing will be converted from gasoline to electricity, according to a draft work program on air pollution control for Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, and surrounding areas in 2017,” the report reads.

 

The city isn’t the first to push for electric taxis. Previously, Shenzhen and Taiyuan both announced similar policies for their taxis, but the move is significant for a municipality of over 20 million people.

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"Astronomical Calendar: 2017 March" | Space Watch Tower | 03/04/2017

"Astronomical Calendar: 2017 March" | Space Watch Tower | 03/04/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday Morning, 2017 March 12, at 2:00 a.m. Local Prevailing Time. (Image Source: Austin College, Sherma
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REMEMBER: Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday Morning, 2017 March 12, at 2:00 a.m. Local Prevailing Time

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"Alyssa Milano Is Literally Driving Voters to the Polls for Georgia’s Special Election" | People Magazine | 03/27/2017

"Alyssa Milano Is Literally Driving Voters to the Polls for Georgia’s Special Election" | People Magazine | 03/27/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Alyssa Milano and Christopher Gorham are showing their support for Georgia Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff
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INSIGHT: Jon Ossoff, one of five Democrats running to fill Price’s seat, has raised an unprecedented $3 million for the race. Normally, a Democrat running for this particular seat hopes to raise anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000, according to Vox. More than 7,000 people have already volunteered for his campaign.

Even Hollywood is coming out to get him elected. Actors Alyssa Milano and Christopher Gorham are in Georgia on Monday, driving voters to their early voting polling places before the special election on April 18.

“No joke,” tweeted Gorham, former star of Covert Affairs and Ugly Betty. “Call 678-636-9551 and @Alyssa_Milano and I WILL PICK YOU UP and take you to early vote! Now. @ossoff #Georgia6th.”

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"Black Hole Accreting with Jet" | NASA APOD | 2017 March 27

"Black Hole Accreting with Jet" | NASA APOD | 2017 March 27 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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INSIGHT: Black Hole Accreting with Jet -- Illustration Credit: NASA, Swift, Aurore Simonnet (Sonoma State U.)

Explanation: What happens when a black hole devours a star? Many details remain unknown, but recent observations are providing new clues. In 2014, a powerful explosion was recorded by the ground-based robotic telescopes of the All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN) project, and followed up by instruments including NASA's Earth-orbiting Swift satellite. Computer modeling of these emissions fit a star being ripped apart by a distant supermassive black hole. The results of such a collision are portrayed in the featured artistic illustration. The black hole itself is a depicted as a tiny black dot in the center. As matter falls toward the hole, it collides with other matter and heats up. Surrounding the black hole is an accretion disk of hot matter that used to be the star, with a jet emanating from the black hole's spin axis.

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‘There’s a Smell of Treason in the Air’ | MSN Opinion From New York Times | 03/23/2017

‘There’s a Smell of Treason in the Air’ | MSN Opinion From New York Times | 03/23/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Did a traitor work with Russia to help Trump?
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‘There’s a Smell of Treason in the Air’

INSIGHT: "Now the F.B.I. confirms that we have had an investigation underway for eight months into whether another presidential campaign colluded with a foreign power so as to win an election. To me, that, too, would amount to treason.

I’ve been speaking to intelligence experts, Americans and foreigners alike, and they mostly (but not entirely) believe there was Trump-Russia cooperation of some kind. But this is uncertain; it’s prudent to note that James Clapper, the intelligence director under Barack Obama, said that as of January he had seen no evidence of collusion but that he favors an investigation to get to the bottom of it."

 

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"The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency" | The New Yorker | 03/17/2017

"The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency" | The New Yorker | 03/17/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
How Robert Mercer exploited America’s populist insurgency.
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INSIGHT: Last month, when President Donald Trump toured a Boeing aircraft plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, he saw a familiar face in the crowd that greeted him: Patrick Caddell, a former Democratic political operative and pollster who, for forty-five years, has been prodding insurgent Presidential candidates to attack the Washington establishment. Caddell, who lives in Charleston, is perhaps best known for helping Jimmy Carter win the 1976 Presidential race. He is also remembered for having collaborated with his friend Warren Beatty on the 1998 satire “Bulworth.” In that film, a kamikaze candidate abandons the usual talking points and excoriates both the major political parties and the media; voters love his unconventionality, and he becomes improbably popular. If the plot sounds familiar, there’s a reason: in recent years, Caddell has offered political advice to Trump. He has not worked directly for the President, but at least as far back as 2013 he has been a contractor for one of Trump’s biggest financial backers: Robert Mercer, a reclusive Long Island hedge-fund manager, who has become a major force behind the Trump Presidency.

 

During the past decade, Mercer, who is seventy, has funded an array of political projects that helped pave the way for Trump’s rise. Among these efforts was public-opinion research, conducted by Caddell, showing that political conditions in America were increasingly ripe for an outsider candidate to take the White House. Caddell told me that Mercer “is a libertarian—he despises the Republican establishment,” and added, “He thinks that the leaders are corrupt crooks, and that they’ve ruined the country.”

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"If We Don't Act Now, Fascism Will Be on Our Doorstep" | BillMoyers.com | 03/15/2017

"If We Don't Act Now, Fascism Will Be on Our Doorstep" | BillMoyers.com | 03/15/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
How close is President Donald Trump to following the path blazed by last century's tyrants? Could American democracy be replaced with totalitarian rule?
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INSIGHT: "How close is President Donald Trump to following the path blazed by last century’s tyrants? Could American democracy be replaced with totalitarian rule? There’s enough resemblance that Yale historian Timothy Snyder, who studies fascist and communist regime change and totalitarian rule, has written a book warning about the threat and offering lessons for resistance and survival. The author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century talked to AlterNet’s Steven Rosenfeld."

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PART I: VIDEO "The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove" | 03/01/2009

PART I: VIDEO "The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove" | 03/01/2009 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
"The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove" highlights only a very small number of many cases across the country where tactics used by the Department of Justice are questionable, if not illegal. It is necessary to examine not only the methods....but the motives. Thanks to Project Save Justice for allowing us to post it on this site."
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INSIGHT:  More Than Four Decades of GOP Administrations Led: (1) Democratic Prosecutions; (2) Democratic Voter Suppression; (3) Attacks on Democratic Coalition Organizations; and (4) Campaigns to Sow Distrust Between Moderate and Progressive Democrats and Independents Has Made It Possible for a “White Nationalist” Take Over of Our Government assisted by "Russian Hacking" in 2016.

 

While much attention is being focused on “The Russian Cyber Attack on America’s 2016 Election” to help the GOP Presidential Candidate, little or no attention is being paid to what made it possible for such an attack on our Nation to work. It took more than four decades of the GOP conditioning their “Base Voters” to see the “Democrats and Its Coalition” as the “Enemy of Our Nation”

 

PART I: "The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove" - This 52 minute video takes you on a journey across America to meet many of the Democrats Prosecuted by Bush Administration DOJ.  This is not the beginning but the heart of this "GOP Campaign Against America". EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO WATCH THIS VIDEO!!

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"Russia’s ability to manipulate U.S. elections is a national security issue, not a political one" | Brookings Institution | 03/09/2017

"Russia’s ability to manipulate U.S. elections is a national security issue, not a political one" | Brookings Institution | 03/09/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
It would have been impossible to imagine a year ago that the Republican Party’s leaders would be effectively serving as enablers of Russian interference in this country’s political system. Yet, astonishingly, that is the role the Republican Party is playing.
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INSIGHT: "U.S. intelligence services have stated that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election with the intention of swinging it to one side. Knowing how cautious the intelligence community is in making such judgments, and given the significance of this particular finding, the evidence must be compelling. At the very least, any reasonable person would have to conclude that there is enough evidence to warrant a serious, wide-ranging and open investigation. Polls suggest that a majority of Americans would like to see such an investigation carried out."

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"The Ticking Bombs Inside The Administration" | The Democratic Road | 03/10/2017

"The Ticking Bombs Inside The Administration" | The Democratic Road | 03/10/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
There are ticking time bombs inside the administration among them, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and perhaps operatives of Vladimir Putin himself.  Given the growing chorus for Congressional and independent investigations from Democrats and Republicans alike, when one or more of those bombs explode and what damage will result is anyone’s guess. CNN has reported that…
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INSIGHT: "Tick, tick, tick. The President might be wise to look under his desk. Danger just might be lurking and be closer than he thinks." --- The Democratic Road

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Bill Clinton: Nationalism taking us to ‘the edge of our destruction’ | The Hill | 03/09/2017

Bill Clinton: Nationalism taking us to ‘the edge of our destruction’ | The Hill | 03/09/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
"It's like we're having an identity crisis all at once," he said.
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INSIGHT: Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday warned against the rising popularity of nationalism across the world.

“People who claim to want the nation-state are actually trying to have a pan-national movement to institutionalize separatism and division within borders all over the world,” Clinton said at a Brookings Institution event in Washington, D.C., according to Politico.

“It’s like we’re all having an identity crisis at once — and it is an inevitable consequence of the economic and social changes that have occurred at an increasingly rapid pace,” Clinton added, referencing recent political events in the Americas, Europe and the Philippines as examples.

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"Hillary Clinton Jokes About Post-Election Life, Calls for Future Female Politicians" | MSN - THR | 03/08/2017

"Hillary Clinton Jokes About Post-Election Life, Calls for Future Female Politicians" | MSN - THR | 03/08/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
"If we are serious about building a better, stronger and fairer America, we need to be serious about supporting and nurturing our girls," she said during a rousing speech at a Girls Inc. luncheon.
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INSIGHT: Hillary Clinton is hopeful about the future of women in politics.

 

"Let us hope there is a wave of young women running for office in America, and let's be sure we support them in every way we can," said the former presidential candidate upon receiving Girls Inc.'s Champion for Girls award. "Let's help them shatter stereotypes and lift each other up. They are the history-makers, the glass-ceiling breakers of tomorrow. They are among the reasons I am so optimistic about our future."

 

"Women are both smart enough and good enough to be considered for anything they choose to pursue. … We have to teach every girl that she is valuable, powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity to pursue and achieve her own dreams," she urged. "If we are serious about building a better, stronger and fairer America, we need to be serious about supporting and nurturing our girls. Our country can only fulfill its potential when every single child - particularly, every girl - can fulfill hers."

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The Voice 2017 Blind Audition - Ashley Levin: "Let Him Fly" | The Voice Youtube Channel | 03/02/2017

A vocalist who left her hometown behind follows her dream to The Voice stage. » Get The Voice Official App: http://bit.ly/TheVoiceOfficialApp » Subscrib
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ALERT:  If you missed Augusta, GA and Davidson's Fine Arts School's own Ashley Levin's NBC The Voice Blind Audition, here it is!!  As of Saturday night, she has over 600,000 views. You Go Ashley!

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"One of the U.S.'s Largest Coal Plants Is Closing 25 Years Ahead of Schedule" | Futurism News | 03/02/2017

"One of the U.S.'s Largest Coal Plants Is Closing 25 Years Ahead of Schedule" | Futurism News | 03/02/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Competing energy sources like natural gas and solar power have pushed up the closure date for largest coal power plant in the western US from 2044 to 2019.
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INSIGHT: Coal is a Dying Industry -- Signs that fossil fuels are on the decline are everywhere. For one, nations are keen on cutting down their fossil fuel consumption. Then there’s the growing solar energy business that’s looking to overtake coal. The technology industry is also taking steps to ensure the demise of fossil fuels. And, in perhaps one of the clearest signs of decline, the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona, announced that it will be closing by 2019, more than two decades ahead of its EPA-mandated 2044 shutdown.

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