Colin Kaepernick And Now Marshawn Lynch. Is Patriotism A Pre-Requisite For Professional Sports?

by Richard Cameron This summer, as former San Francisco 49er, Colin Kaepernick was looking for a place to land in the NFL and there were a few signs of interest and some tugs on the line (Baltimore Ravens) but as of yet, no solid interest  – a lot of discussion centered around whether the non-signings had more to do with  Kaepernick’s controversial behavior, kneeling during the National Anthem in San Francisco, or with his arguably sub-par performance on the field. Now, while the pot is still boiling on that debate, along…

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The Impact Of Marijuana Laws In America In The Post Colorado Amendment 64 Era

budding Marijuana plants in seed starter box

by Richard Cameron Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), earlier this week submitted a bill that would legalize marijuana on the federal level and not only that,  but allow states to form their own policies on Cannabis, plus target states that have arrests and incarceration rates that are disproportionately affecting the poor and minorities. In a statement introducing the legislation, Booker said: “For decades, the failed War on Drugs has locked up millions of nonviolent drug offenders — especially for marijuana-related offenses — at an incredible cost of lost human potential, torn-apart…

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Trump Retweets Classified Information From An Intelligence Leak Regarding North Korea

by Richard Cameron Donald Trump and his galaxy of defenders have been hammering a consistent narrative about how improper the leaks regarding internal administration matters have been. They have called for an internal investigation to discover who is behind them and to subject them to criminal prosecution. There is just one flaw in the narrative. Donald Trump himself, really does not believe in it. As additional proof, Trump was on Twitter again this morning, in the midst of his “working vacation”, re-tweeting an article published today on the “Fox and…

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Water Quality – Has It Improved Since Flint Michigan And How Can You Know If Your Water Is Safe?

photo of the Flint River (Garland Bridge)

by Richard Cameron Water quality in the post Flint, Michigan era Much discussion and concern has arisen since the Flint, Michigan water crisis 3 years ago and in addition to the civil lawsuits that are still winding their way through the courts, last month 5 public officials were indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter. Involuntary manslaughter in layman’s terms is essentially negligence on steroids. And the Flint, Michigan situation is the heart of the matter of what we’re discussing here, because the whole catastrophe started in April of 2014 when…

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Donald Trump Urges Mexican President Peña Nieto To Help Him Politically Navigate The Wall

Trump speaking at an event

by Richard Cameron   A transcript of a phone call between newly sworn in President Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto obtained by the Washington Post, reveals that Trump pleaded on January 27th, with Peña Nieto to provide him political cover for the hyperventilated rhetoric Trump was slinging around to his base voters during the campaign about Mexico paying for the border wall. During the conversation between the two, in which Trump did most of the talking in monologue fashion, Trump explained to the President of Mexico, the political…

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Department Of Defense Applies Cyber Warfare To Thwart North Korean Missile Program

photo of military intelligence analysts sitting in front of laptop computers probing the command and control systems of North Korea and other adversaries.

by Richard Cameron In our previous report, we looked at the reaction to North Korea’s first known test of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), on July 3rd of this year, both in Washington and internationally. Last Friday (July 28), yet another such launch was conducted at  11:42 p.m. local time, was airborne approximately 45 minutes, and landed in Japan’s  economic zone in the Sea of Japan.   The regime of Kim Jong-un, boasted that they now are capable of targeting a number of cities on the U.S. mainland, including Los Angeles,…

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Ten Days After His Appointment, Anthony Scaramucci Is Gone As White House Comm Director

Anthony Scaramucci speaking at the 2016 SALT investment conference

by Richard Cameron WASHINGTON D.C. Newly appointed and controversial White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci tendered his resignation to the President, just a week and a half after the announcement of his appointment. But what a stormy 10 days it was.  A snapshot (below) of happier times, just a week ago: A great night in W Va. we have great momentum. pic.twitter.com/2Cb4OBhsMf — Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 25, 2017 The key event that signaled a reversal of fortune for the former majority partner in the Sky Bridge Capital hedge fund,…

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Trump Encourages Law Enforcement To Employ Excessive Force And Unlawful Treatment Of Suspects

Donald Trump speaks before audience of Suffolk County New York police officers

by Richard Cameron Ignoring the Constitution’s provision for due process and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, Donald Trump gave his seal of approval on violent arrest procedures on the part of law enforcement during a speech given to community college police officers in Brentwood, NY on Long Island. Trump told the audience of police officers that: “When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddywagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice.  Like when you guys put…

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The First Amendment Is In The Crosshairs Of Trump Worshipping Tea Partiers

by Richard Cameron There exists in our society, a sentiment that desires strongly that dissent be outlawed and the First Amendment be infringed.  It formerly existed mainly on the extreme political fringes of the left and right, but recently has captured some degree of legitimacy among the regulars of both mainstream political parties. Although I suspected that censorship and abridgment of free speech was attractive to the more ardent among Donald Trump’s following – a recent post on Facebook convinced me that this inclination was not only becoming tolerated in…

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Randi Weingarten And Her Teacher’s Unions’ ABC’s – Anything But Competence

photo of Randi Weingarten speaking to a union audience

by Richard Cameron   Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), is the second largest educational labor union in the United States, with approximately half the number of members as the National Education Association (NEA). Charter Schools “Polite Cousins” Of Segregation? AFT’s President, Randi Weingarten has made a number of controversial public statements since the beginning of the year, the most recent, reported by the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal, being that charter schools are essentially a new iteration of 1950s style segregation. Weingarten…

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