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  • 9 minutes ago
    The newest legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare would slash federal funding to states by $215 billion by 2026 and cut more than $4 trillion over a 20-year period, according to a new analysis. The analysis by the nonpartisan consulting firm Avalere Health found that by 2026, the legislation would lead to 34 states and the District of Columbia experiencing funding cuts. Seven of those states would see cuts of more than $10 billion and 16 states would see a funding increase. The biggest losers would be states that expanded Medicaid under ObamaCare. “States would have broad flexibility to shape their markets but would have less funding to subsidize coverage for low- and middle-income individuals,” Caroline Pearson, senior vice president at Avalere, said in a statement. The newest repeal effort, from co-sponsors Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.), would largely dismantle ObamaCare and convert its funding to block grants to states, empowering them to design new programs. Cassidy, Graham and the other co-sponsors of the bill said the legislation is about fairness. It aims to redistribute money from high-spending Medicaid expansion states — like California — to states that rejected the expansion — like Texas.
  • 13 minutes ago
    We're doing a change for change drive. Come by our table or to our meetings and donate any spare change. It really makes a difference. Our next meeting is tonight at 5:30 in the Pecan room. #supputsa #smashthepatriarchy #equality #abortion #blacklivesmatter #plannedparenthood #protecttranskids #prochoice #nohumanbeingisillegal #nodapl #lgbtq #istandwithpp #intersectionalfeminism #feminism #defendDACA #defendDREAMers #dumptrump #oppression #consent #condoms #changeforchange #lgbtq #humanrights
  • 19 minutes ago
    Instead, Hegelich and others point to an alliance of mostly anonymous online trolls and extremist agitators who are disseminating right-wing materials through YouTube; messaging board sites like 4chan and reddit; and, a texting service. "A lot of the stuff we are seeing in Germany can be linked to, or is at least inspired by, the 'alt-right' movement in the U.S.," Hegelich said, referring to a loosely defined group whose far-right ideology includes racism, populism and white nationalism. He said proving connections among sympathizers is extremely difficult and may never be conclusive. But an analysis of 300 million tweets over the past six months by Hegelich and researchers at the Technical University of Munich shows Germany is a hotspot for posts that use the hashtag "#AltRight." Many denigrate both leading candidates — Merkel and her conservative Christian Democratic Union party, and her chief rival, Martin Schulz of the left-of-center Social Democratic Party — with the hashtags #Merkel and #Schulz. And many of those posts originate in the U.S., adding to the impression that right-wing social media users in both countries may be trying to sway German public opinion. It's possible that some of this alt-right messaging coming out of the U.S. may be connected to Russian interference; that, too, is difficult to determine, Hegelich said. "There will never be an election again in which trolling, hacking and extreme far-right politics do not play a role," Andrew Auernheimer, a hacker and blogger for the U.S. neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website wrote after Donald Trump's election victory last year.
  • 32 minutes ago
    US to give nearly $32 million aid package to assist Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Turn post notifications on for updates! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Link on profile to explore our website with all original content. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 🚨Follow our back up account🚨 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Other Berning Media Network Pages: History: @whosehistoryisit Gaming: @thegamelog ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 🔥Partner pages🔥 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- @novanewsofficial @theAnonJournal @occupy.everything @thecaptainnomad1 @the.ghettopolitician ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #independentmedia #progressive #berniesanders #panelsnotpipelines #endracism #blacklivesmatter #nodapl #endoilwars #nomorewar
  • 36 minutes ago
    The police department — which had a vast and visible presence outside the convention center before, during and after Trump's rally — incurred the majority of the cost. But the fire, streets, water and public works departments all racked up substantial expenditures as well. “We do what it takes to protect the president of the United States when he visits Phoenix," Mayor Greg Stanton said. Here's the cost incurred by each department: — Public Works: $2,928 — Water Services : $4,481 — Street Transportation: $49,767 — Fire Department: $60,483 —Police Department: $336,887 Trump's campaign paid for the convention center space and indoor security (about $50,000 total), but all other costs associated with his visit fall to the city, as would be the case with any candidate visit, City Manager Ed Zuercher told The Arizona Republic in August.
  • 41 minutes ago
    As Poynter notes today, after a series of public relations debacles in recent weeks, from the firing of James Damore to news last week that Google's algos served up some fairly disturbing keywords to potential advertising buyers (e.g. "Why Do Black People Ruin Neighborhoods"), Google is ramping up its media presence with the announcement that the Google News Lab will be working with Report For America (RFA) to hire 1,000 journalists all around the country. Many local newsrooms have been cut to the bone so often that there's hardly any bone left. But starting early next year, some may get the chance to rebuild, at least by one. On Monday, a new project was announced at the Google News Lab Summit that aims to place 1,000 journalists in local newsrooms in the next five years. Report For America takes ideas from several existing organizations, including the Peace Corps, Americorps, Teach for America and public media. Unlike foreign or domestic service programs or public media, however, RFA gets no government funding. But they are calling RFA a national service project. That might make some journalists uncomfortable – the idea of service and patriotism. But at its most fundamental, local journalism is about protecting democracy, said co-founder Charles Sennott, founder and CEO of the GroundTruth Project. "I think journalism needs that kind of passion for public service to bring it back and to really address some of the ailments of the heart of journalism," he said. Here's how RFA will work: On one end, emerging journalists will apply to be part of RFA. On the other, newsrooms will apply for a journalist. RFA will pay 50 percent of that journalist's salary, with the newsroom paying 25 percent and local donors paying the other 25 percent. That reporter will work in the local newsroom for a year, with the opportunity to renew.
  • about 1 hour ago
    Importance of survival lays within us, but we are a wasteful nation, wasting resources, food and water... We need to learn to protect what's sacred in order for our children and grandchildren have a place to live. #NODapl #WaterisLife #cree #proverb
  • about 1 hour ago
    Disobedient Media The truth has no bias HomeAmerican AffairsUS PoliticsEXCLUSIVE: The Forensicator On Guccifer 2.0’s “Clinton Foundation” FilesEXCLUSIVE: The Forensicator On Guccifer 2.0’s “Clinton Foundation” Files September 19, 2017 Elizabeth Vos Disobedient Media provided the first media coverage of the findings of the independent analyst known as the Forensicator. The Forensicator’s work and our coverage of their analysis was cited by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) in their memorandum to President Trump questioning Russian hacking allegations. The Forensicator’s groundbreaking analysis, the VIPS memorandum, and the immense work of Adam Carter have been instrumental in forcing legacy press and establishment figures to face a fundamental lack of evidence supporting Russian hacking claims. The Forensicator‘s latest analysis was sparked in part by twitter user Stephen McIntyre’s observation regarding the so-called “Clinton Foundation” (cf.7z) file. The alleged Clinton Foundation information is separate from NGP-VAN data, though both were published by the Guccifer 2.0 persona. The Forensicator’s report illustrated the time stamps used in their latest analysis of the “Clinton Foundation” files:
  • about 1 hour ago
    Spy Files Russia This publication continues WikiLeaks' Spy Files series with releases about surveillance contractors in Russia. While the surveillance of communication traffic is a global phenomena, the legal and technological framework of its operation is different for each country. Russia's laws - especially the new Yarovaya Law - make literally no distinction between Lawful Interception and mass surveillance by state intelligence authorities (SIAs) without court orders. Russian communication providers are required by Russian law to install the so-called SORM ( Система Оперативно-Розыскных Мероприятий) components for surveillance provided by the FSB at their own expense. The SORM infrastructure is developed and deployed in Russia with close cooperation between the FSB, the Interior Ministry of Russia and Russian surveillance contractors. Today, September 19th 2017, WikiLeaks starts publishing the series "Spy Files Russia" with documents from the Russian company Петер-Сервис (PETER-SERVICE). This release includes 209 documents (34 base documents in different versions) dated between 2007 and 2015. PETER-SERVICE was founded 1992 in St. Petersburg as a provider for billing solutions and soon became the major supplier of software for the mobile telecommunications industry in Russia. Today it has more than 1000 employees in different locations in Russia, and offices in major cities in Russia and Ukraine. The technologies developed and deployed by PETER-SERVICE today go far beyond the classical billing process and extend into the realms of surveillance and control. Although compliance to the strict surveillance laws is mandatory in Russia, rather than being forced to comply PETER-SERVICE appears to be quite actively pursuing partnership and commercial opportunities with the state intelligence apparatus. More below!
  • about 1 hour ago
    Trump offered a crude patchwork of propaganda and bluster, partly delivered as a campaign speech praising his own leadership – boasting about the relatively strong U.S. economy that he mostly inherited from President Obama – and partly reflecting his continued subservience to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. However, perhaps most importantly, Trump’s speech may have extinguished any flickering hope that his presidency might achieve some valuable course corrections in how the United States deals with the world, i.e., shifting away from the disastrous war/interventionist policies of his two predecessors. Before the speech, there was at least some thinking that his visceral disdain for the neoconservatives, who mostly opposed his nomination and election, might lead him to a realization that their policies toward Iran, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere were at the core of America’s repeated and costly failures in recent decades. More below in comments!
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    Google has intensified its censorship of left-wing, progressive and anti-war websites, cutting the search traffic of 13 leading news outlets by 55 percent since April. On August 2, the World Socialist Web Site reported that changes to Google’s search algorithm had led the search traffic of these sites to drop by 45 percent, according to figures by the search analysis service SEMRush. In the ensuing six weeks, the search traffic of every one of these sites, without exception, has plunged further, leading the total search traffic for the sites to fall by an additional nine percentage points. The World Socialist Web Site, whose search traffic had fallen by 67 percent between April and July, has now experienced a total drop in search traffic of 74 percent. By other measures, the WSWS’s performance in search results has been impacted even more substantially. On September 16, the latest date available, articles from the WSWS were shown in search results 68,000 times, down from over 450,000 in April. This constitutes a decline of some 85 percent. As a result of Google’s censorship, the WSWS’s global page rank has fallen from 31,000 to 41,000, according to Amazon’s Alexa traffic ranking software. Other sites affected include: Alternet, one of the top 3,000 sites in the US, has seen its Google search traffic fall by 71 percent between April and September, up from 63 percent in the period through July. Democracy Now, one of the top 5,000 sites in the US, had its search traffic fall 50 percent between April and September, up from 36 percent in the period through July. Common Dreams, ranked in the top 8,000 US sites, had its Google search traffic fall by 50 percent between April and September, up from 37 percent in the period through July. Global Research, one of the top 14,000 sites in the US, had its traffic fall slightly from its massive 62 percent decline between April and July., ranked in the top 12,000 sites in the US, had its search traffic fall by 49 percent, up from 25 percent in the period through July. More below!
  • about 1 hour ago
    Taking it to way back Wednesday. In this photo I stand with some of my supporters, Vicky and her children who came out to support one of the #nodapl fundraisers held around this time last year. #music #support #singer #songwriter #rapper #somanystrugglesintheworld
  • about 2 hours ago
    Multiple countries signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons this morning, as tensions rise over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests. America, the UK, France and several others boycotted the event at the annual UN gathering of world leaders. The treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons will enter into force 90 days after 50 countries have ratified it. "There remains some fifteen thousand nuclear weapons in existence. We cannot allow these doomsday weapons to endanger our world and our children's future," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. North Korea recently conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test. US President Trump told the UN General Assembly yesterday that if threatened, "the United States will totally destroy the country of 26 million people." The treaty was adopted in July by many of the 193 UN member states after months of talks, which the US, UK, France and others skipped. They instead "pledged commitment to a decades-old Non-Proliferation Treaty," which was made to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology. By @thewarfiles ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Turn post notifications on for updates! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Link on profile to explore our website with all original content. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 🚨Follow our back up account🚨 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Other Berning Media Network Pages: History: @whosehistoryisit Gaming: @thegamelog ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 🔥Partner pages🔥 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- @novanewsofficial @theAnonJournal @occupy.everything @thecaptainnomad1 @the.ghettopolitician ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #independentmedia #progressive #berniesanders #panelsnotpipelines #endracism #blacklivesmatter #nodapl #endoilwars #nomorewar