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Trump has officially withdrawn the US from the World Health Organization as pandemic spikes.

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has officially withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organization, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the globe and infections spike in many states across the U.S. 

Congress received formal notification of the decision on Tuesday, more than a month after President Donald Trump announced his intention to end the U.S. relationship with the WHO and blasted the multilateral institution as a tool of China.

Democrats said the decision was irresponsible and ill-considered, noting it comes as the pandemic is raging and international cooperation is vital to confront the crisis.

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"This won't protect American lives or interests – it leaves Americans sick & America alone," Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, tweeted after receiving the White House's notification. "To call Trump’s response to COVID chaotic & incoherent doesn't do it justice."

Politics / Lincoln Project Ad: They Whisper About You
« on: Today at 02:23:37 PM »
This one is Brutal:

There is still time to file in key battleground states. This appears to be a move to help his friend in the white house. Let's not forget the difference Ralph Nader made in the 2000 elections.

Having trouble putting Kanye on the same level as Ralph Nader.  :no:

Not me, when you do the work of the orange devil - he is allowing himself to be used.

I mean I don't see Kanye garnering the same level of support that Nader garnered.

There is still time to file in key battleground states. This appears to be a move to help his friend in the white house. Let's not forget the difference Ralph Nader made in the 2000 elections.

Having trouble putting Kanye on the same level as Ralph Nader.  :no:

Politics / Vandals Topple Statute of Frederick Douglass
« on: Yesterday at 04:22:15 PM »
Rochester, N.Y. — A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in the city in 1852. Police said the statue was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom.

No arrests have been made. In a Monday morning tweet, President Trump blamed "anarchists" for the incident.


"Is this some type of retaliation because of the national fever over Confederate monuments right now? Very disappointing, it's beyond disappointing," Eison observed to CBS Rochester affiliate WROC-TV.


"We've been down this road before I actually spoke to the vandals of the first one," he told WROC. "I would like to believe it's not that, it was just some kids. But it wouldn't surprise me if it's some retaliatory, something going on."


Who do politicians pay attention too? The vote, or the major donors? I'll let you think about that my friend.

Look, if we ever want to see some real results. We need to focus on ECONOMICS, and leave the politics to somebody else.

Politicians pay attention to the polls as much as anything else.

When you say "real results," to what specifically, are you referring?

It just might backfire and take away Black votes who might have voted for Trump.

I can't imagine what the prototype Kanye voter looks like.

Don’t waste y’all’s energy. He’s off his meds.

Yet and still, I'm hoping the serious minded Brothers and Sisters in the Entertainment Industry tell Kanye, now is not the time for this type of jackassery, and he pulls up with the quickness.

More pandering by Joe. You people fall for it hook line and sinker.

How is it pandering if he's advocating the same thing for which mainstream America is advocating.  :shrug:

Additionally, the rate of fatal police shootings among Black Americans was much higher than that for any other ethnicity, standing at 31 fatal shootings per million of the population as of June 2020.

Again, How many black people was murdered by the police in 2019?

Many more Blacks are more murdered by other Blacks. Everyone with half-a-brain knows this.

What is the point of that rhetorical question.  :shrug:

BrotherWiregress, the last time you posted a similar comment. I responded with this:

See, I have a problem with that analysis. Throughout the early 1900s, the NAACP and others were pushing for anti-lynching legislation. I'm fairly sure that during that period more Blacks were being murdered by other Blacks than were being lynch.  Does that fact somehow diminish the justness of the anti-lynching movement. I don't think so.


Yet the black homicide victimization rate in 1925 Chicago was a stunning 103 per 100,000, more than nine times the rate of Chicago whites, most of whom were impoverished ethnics. And the perpetrators overwhelmingly were other blacks.[14]

Chicago wasn’t atypical either, at least among northern cities in the middle of the country. Homicide victimization rates for blacks in 1925 were 190 per 100,000 in Cincinnati, 101 in Cleveland, 114 in Detroit, 88 in Kansas City, and so on.[15] In the South, with its Jim Crow rigidities, black violent crime rates had been high since the late nineteenth century. By the 1920s they were high everywhere.

You never replied. Care to reply now.

By the way,

Violent crime in the U.S. has fallen sharply over the past quarter century. The two most commonly cited sources of crime statistics in the U.S. both show a substantial decline in the violent crime rate since it peaked in the early 1990s. One is an annual report by the FBI of serious crimes reported to police in more than 18,500 jurisdictions around the country. The other is a nationally representative annual survey by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, which asks approximately 160,000 Americans ages 12 and older whether they were victims of crime, regardless of whether they reported those crimes to the police.

Using the FBI numbers, the violent crime rate fell 51% between 1993 and 2018. Using the BJS data, the rate fell 71% during that span. The long-term decline in violent crime hasn’t been uninterrupted, though. The FBI, for instance, reported increases in the violent crime rate between 2004 and 2006 and again between 2014 and 2016. Violent crime includes offenses such as rape, robbery and assault.

Stop using ‘black-on-black’ crime to deflect away from police brutality

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- “Why aren’t we talking about black on black crime?”

If you’ve expressed support for Black Lives Matter, spoken out against police brutality, or written a modest column in the past few weeks, you’ve probably been asked (or chastised) for not mentioning how many more black people kill other black people compared to the police.

There are answers to the question, “Why aren’t we talking about black on black crime?” But critics of Black Lives Matter don’t want to hear them.

If they cared, they’d be asking about crime within the African American community year-round, as many black activists and neighborhood leaders do. But as Doughboy told Tre in 1991’s “Boyz N the Hood” (and it’s still true today), “Either they don’t know, don’t show, or don’t care about what’s going on in the hood.”

When an opponent of Black Lives Matters talks about “blacks killing blacks” it’s almost always to deflect attention away from police brutality. As if one issue makes the other more acceptable.

When someone commits an act of terrorism against in the United States, which rightfully leads to anger and sadness, no one asks, “Well what about how many Americans kill other Americans each year?” Because that would crazy, now wouldn’t it?


What is someone supposed to do when you can be murdered legally? When police can harass you and then choke you out because you’re selling loose cigarettes or when a cop can kneel on your neck as you cry out “I can’t breathe" while his colleagues stand by and watch.

That’s why police brutality is its own unique horror. And African Americans are two and half times more likely than whites to be killed by law enforcement.

When you step outside every day knowing you’re twice as likely to be killed by someone sworn to protect you just because of the color of your skin, you’re dealing with a different type of fear. Don’t let statistics, ignorance or flat out racism cloud that.

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — The Aurora Police Department has fired two of the three officers who posed for photos at the Elijah McClain memorial. The other officer resigned. One photo shows the officers reenacting the chokehold used on McClain, who later died.

“To even think about doing such a thing, it’s beyond comprehension, and it’s reprehensible. It shows a lack of morals values and integrity, and a judgment that I can no longer trust to allow them to wear this badge,” Interim Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said in a news conference Friday.

Politics / Trump's Defund the Police Act
« on: July 03, 2020, 10:47:13 PM »

In all, B-CU, Edward Waters College and Florida Memorial University will be getting a $33 million injection annually in recurring funds.

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