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147-8: Mass. House Overwhelmingly Votes To Ban Conversion Therapy For Minors
The legislation prevents state-licensed therapists from attempting to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
sexism  win  governmentIncompetence 
6 days ago by joeybaker
House votes 420-0 to make Mueller's report public
Everyone wants to see the Mueller report. Yes, literally everyone.
Attorney General William Barr has so far refused to promise to make the contents of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe public — an issue that led most Senate Democrats to oppose his confirmation in the first place. Yet it seems even Republicans are fed up with the secrecy, as the House voted unanimously Thursday on a resolution demanding the report be made public.
Both sides of the aisle teamed up, voting 420-0 to make Mueller’s report on potential ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian election interference available to Congress and the public. Eight members of Congress didn’t vote and four Republicans voted “present,” but no one voted against the non-binding resolution. The decision can’t force Barr to release the entire report to the public or even Congress, prompting some Republicans to say it was a “waste of time,” The Washington Post notes. There’s also no indication that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wi
governmentIncompetence 
6 days ago by joeybaker
The UK's Extremely Dumb Plan to Force Porn Sites to Verify Users' Ages May Come Next Month
The UK’s disastrous plan to implement a nationwide system blocking web users from viewing pornography unless their age and identities are confirmed by a verification service—an astonishingly ill-conceived idea being spearheaded by doddering Brexiteer Theresa May’s Tory government—is nearly a year behind schedule. But the clock is ticking, the Independent reported on Monday.
governmentIncompetence  censorship 
8 days ago by joeybaker
Italy bans unvaccinated children from school
Italy now requires children to prove they have been vaccinated before attending school.
governmentIncompetence  healthcare  win  popularStupidity 
8 days ago by joeybaker
FCC chairman defends repeal of net neutrality in front of skeptical Wilmington tech workers
Many Delaware tech workers listening to the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai were skeptical of – or even disagreed with – data he presented.
governmentLies  governmentIncompetence  trumpAristocracy  netNeutrality 
10 days ago by joeybaker
Fake warnings on e-cig ads distract kids from truth. Messages such as “IMPORTANT: Contains flavor” appeared atop the ads in large print inside a box, mimicking the format of the then-upcoming federally mandated message – “WARNING: This product con
When it comes to marketing electronic cigarettes to young people, fake news appears to stick. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently requires a prominent warning about the dangers of nicotine for e-cigarettes. But just before that mandate, a 2017 campaign by e-cigarette maker blu included fake warnings in precisely the place the real...
corporateCorruption  advertising  governmentIncompetence 
13 days ago by joeybaker
Congress introduces ‘Save the Internet Act’ to overturn Ajit Pai’s disastrous net neutrality repeal and help keep the Internet 🔥
Fight for the Future is dedicated to protecting and expanding the Internet’s transformative power in our lives by creating civic campaigns that are engaging for millions of people.
netNeutrality  governmentIncompetence  win 
14 days ago by joeybaker
UK says it won't cut food standards for US
Number 10 says it won’t give in to US calls to allow chlorine-washed and hormone-treated meat into the UK.
healthcare  governmentIncompetence  globalization  win 
18 days ago by joeybaker
Thousands of migrant children reported they were sexually assaulted in U.S. custody
More than 4,000 migrant children have reported they were sexually assaulted in U.S. custody, with 178 accusations against adult staff members.
immigration  governmentIncompetence  casteingTheLowerClass 
22 days ago by joeybaker
Ireland: Outdated sex education blamed for record HIV diagnoses
Numbers are higher than the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, with campaigners blaming sex education that has not changed in 20 years.
healthcare  governmentIncompetence  religion  censorship 
24 days ago by joeybaker
High IQs aren’t going to be enough to stop an ecological disaster. It’s going to take social intelligence, too, finds a new study. The findings could help identify why some groups better manage shared resources, such as water or fisheries, than others
High IQs aren’t going to be enough to stop an ecological disaster. It’s going to take social intelligence, too. That’s the conclusion of a new study co-authored by a University of Central Florida researcher and published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications. The findings could help identify why some groups better manage shared resources, such […]
cyclesOfHumanHistory  popularStupidity  climateChange  humanPsycology  governmentIncompetence 
25 days ago by joeybaker
Ajit Pai's FCC insists that ignoring consumers and gutting oversight of major ISPs dramatically boosted network investment. Reality suggests something else entirely.
Ajit Pai’s FCC insists that ignoring consumers and gutting oversight of major ISPs dramatically boosted network investment. Reality suggests something else entirely.
netNeutrality  governmentLies  governmentIncompetence  corporateIndemnity  corporateCorruption  ISP 
25 days ago by joeybaker
Mueller Biographer: McConnell “Aided And Abetted” Russia’s Attack On The U.S.
Garrett Gaff said of the Republican: “Mitch McConnell aided and abetted the Russian attack on the 2016 election.”
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  governmentIncompetence  endOfTheUSEmpire 
27 days ago by joeybaker
33 students at 2 Vancouver schools ordered to stay home until they can prove they've had measles vaccine
Vancouver Coastal Health says 33 students at two French language schools in Vancouver have been ordered to stay home because they haven’t provided proof of measles vaccination.
healthcare  governmentIncompetence  win 
29 days ago by joeybaker
North Carolina Election Board Finds Evidence Of Significant Fraud To Help GOP Candidate
The board’s executive director said an operative for candidate Mark Harris tried to conceal illegal acts with absentee ballots.
corruptedPolitics  corruption  governmentIncompetence  endOfTheGOP  voterSuppression  endOfTheUSEmpire 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
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