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American Empathy Is In Short Supply

Georgia GOP Congressional Winner: ‘I Do Not Support A Livable Wage’

American Empathy is sorely lacking with  GOP runoff winner Karen Handel. After Jon Ossoff had come out in support of a minimum wage increase to bring it to a livable wage.  Handel was asked whether she, too, supported a living wage. She replied “This is an example of the fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative,” Handel began. “I do not support a livable wage.” She went on to say that she supported an economy that was robust and another argle-bargle. All that matters is that she doesn’t support people receiving wages on which they can live. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/us/politics/karen-handel-facts.html?_r=0

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The Great Wall Of Trump

When President Trump, was candidate Trump, he insisted he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico and that Mexico would pay for it?  Now, Donald “The Art of the Deal” Trump is telling people he might want to attach a bunch of solar panels to the wall, which would pay for said wall.

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Where are the solar panels?

Trump reportedly suggested the idea during a meeting with Republican politicians.  He told the gathered lawmakers that they were free to talk about the possibility if they said Trump came up with it

 In Trump’s dreams, the wall towers 40-50 feet above the earth and gleams with solar panels, generating electricity that would essentially serve as the delicious cash needed to fund the wall, which is predicted to cost billions of dollars. The plan, though—like seemingly all plans this administration has put forth—is by no means definitive.

And until this non-definitive plan comes to non-fruition, feel free to remember all the times Trump insisted Mexico—the country, which is not a collection of solar panels—would pay for his wall.

GOP Congressman Shows No American Empathy For Suspected Islamic Radicals: ‘Kill Them All’

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republican-clay-higgins-kill-islamic-radicals_us_593582bfe4b0ca5db291eb47?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

A day after a terror attack in London that left seven people dead, a Republican congressman from Louisiana urged people to kill anybody they suspect could be a radicalized Muslim.

“Hunt them, identity [sic] them, and kill them. Kill them all,” Rep. Clay Higgins wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday. “For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.”

Lack Of Empathy From Republicans Is Ruining America

American empathy is not alive or well in the GOP. The Republican Party would do well to spend a few hours on a psychiatrist’s couch. A new psychology study shows that the Party, and America as a whole, has lost empathy towards others. It’s believed that is what’s driving the rise of fascist leaders like somebody we know.

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Congress Would Let Cops Practice ‘Catch And Release With Hookers’

Reason.com recently reported on two bills being considered in Congress http://reason.com/blog/2017/06/09/trafficking-victims-protection-act-2017

Here are a few  key things that S. 1311 and H.R. 2803 would do:

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  • Add sexual abuse, human trafficking, and “transportation for prostitution or any illegal sexual activity” to the crimes which could establish someone as part of a “criminal street gang.”
  • Enhance maximum penalties—not for folks who actually force others into sex or other work, mind you, but for those who transport people for “immoral purposes.” Anyone who interferes with or impedes a sex trafficking investigation in some way, and anyone who entices, persuades or induces someone into a situation where traffickers victimize them. The bill would raise the maximum penalty for the latter from 20 to 30 years, and the maximum penalty for obstruction from 20 to 25 years. It would also stipulate that anyone found guilty of a Mann Act violation—that is, of transporting for immoral purposes—could see his maximum term of imprisonment tripled if he had a prior sex-offense conviction of any kind.
  • Permanently authorize the Obama administration’s Federal Human Trafficking Advisory Council.
  • Place “Human Trafficking Justice Coordinators” at every U.S. Attorney’s Office in the country and in the Department of Justice.
  • Let federal law enforcement take people’s property if they can’t otherwise pay required fines.

Georgia GOP Candidate For Congress Does Not Support A Livable Wage

. After Jon Ossoff had come out in support of a minimum wage increase to bring it to a livable wage.  GOP congressional winner Karen Handel was asked whether she, too, supported a living wage. She replied “This is an example of the fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative,” Handel began. “I do not support a livable wage.” She went on to say that she supported an economy that was robust and another argle-bargle. All that matters is that she doesn’t support people receiving wages on which they can live.

At an increasing rate, Americans separate themselves into culturally and ideologically homogeneous enclaves. A good example of this is Congress.

Americans belong to their political parties not so much because they love the ideas their leaders put forth but because of how they feel towards the opposition. In many cases, they literally hate their opponents. We now have a nation whose people live separate lives. They live in separate locations, enjoying separate media, and holding separate religious beliefs.

 

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Students Harassed in Futile Schoolwide Drug Raid File Civil Rights Lawsuit

Reason.com reported that the local sheriff’s department subjected 900 students at Worth County High School in Georgia to a warrantless search for drugs in April. No drugs were found; in the course of the raid, cops grabbed many teens’ breasts or genitalia. Now nine of those students, with the help of the Southern Center for Human Rights, have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Albany Division, against Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby and several deputies.

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A female deputy, Brandi Whiddon,  allegedly searched a 16-year-old female plaintiff—known in the suit as K.A. The deputy pulled the front of plaintiffs bra away from her body by the underwire and flipped it up.  She then slid her hands from one of K.A.’s ankles up to her pelvic area.  Her hands went underneath K.A.’s dress as Whiddon felt up K.A.’s leg. Whiddon’s hands stopped on and cupped K.A.’s vaginal area and buttocks. How does this happen in America? Do the police in this jurisdiction know what the constitution says about warrantless searches? These kinds of situations are seen because police sometimes go on a power trip.

Women Are Stripping for Inmates on a Parking Garage Roof in Chicago

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/women-are-stripping-for-inmates-on-a-parking-garage-roof-in-chicago-vgtrn

A recent report on Vice.com showed the roof of a parking garage across the street from Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago has become a stage for women to strip and perform sex acts for incarcerated inmates according to a new report from the Chicago Sun-Times. Instead of applause, inmates flicker their lights on and off to say thanks. Sources say that women strip naked, fool around with one another and flash money to flaunt their incarcerated boyfriend’s status to other inmates. Many nearby residents don’t seem to mind. I guess they just sit back and enjoy the show.

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