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UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins confidence vote
May won the leadership challenge by 200 votes to 117 votes against her in the ballot of Conservative members of parliament (MPs).
globalUnrest  oligarchy 
5 days ago by joeybaker
Last-Minute Push to Restore Net Neutrality Stymied by Democrats Flush With Telecom Cash.
Net neutrality proponents now have less than two weeks to convince 38 House lawmakers to support an effort to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality. Seventeen of those votes could come from Democrats who have yet to sign on—all of whom have received significant contributions from internet service providers such as Comcast.
netNeutrality  oligarchy  corruptedPolitics 
6 days ago by joeybaker
Mitch McConnell should drop the lame excuses. Let the Senate vote on bipartisan justice, prison reforms.
The U.S. could take an overdue step toward justice and this Congress could notch a bipartisan achievement if only Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would allow a Senate vote on sentencing and prison reforms that have support from President Trump and across the political spectrum.
prisonSystemAbuse  governmentIncompetence  oligarchy 
23 days ago by joeybaker
Japan's minister of cybersecurity has never used a computer.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be. Ruling party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada, also in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was replying Wednesday to questions from independent and opposition legislators. “I give instructions to my aide and so I don’t punch into a computer myself,” he said. “But I am confident our work is flawless.” When asked about the power grid and malware, Sakurada said USB was “basically never used” in the utility systems, appearing to not know what it might be.
governmentIncompetence  securityNegligence  oligarchy 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Democrat Joe Manchin faces firestorm at home after voting for Kavanaugh
The West Virginia senator was the only Democrat to support Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
popularism  trumpAristocracy  oligarchy 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Analyst Who Accidentally Leaked NSA Software Given Five More Years In Prison Than General Who Handed Classified Info To His Mistress
An NSA employee will be headed to prison for inadvertently exposing the agency’s malware stash. Nghia Hoang Pho, 68, of Ellicott City, Maryland, and a naturalized U.S. citizen originally of Vietnam, was sentenced today to 66 months in prison...
judicialStupidity  oligarchy 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Report Finds Judge Kavanaugh Ruled Against Public Interest in Almost All of His District Court Cases
Even as records about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the White House remain concealed, much can be learned from his judicial record. We speak with Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, about their analysis of Judge Kavanaugh’s opinions in split-decision cases, which found that during his 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kavanaugh decided or wrote an opinion against the public interest 87 percent of the time in split-decision cases dealing with consumer, environmental and worker rights.
oligarchy  trumpAristocracy  judicialIncompetence 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Democrats Strip Superdelegates Of Power In Historic Reform Vote
The Democratic National Committee’s changes aim to heal the lingering divisions of the 2016 presidential primary.
endOfTheDNC  win  oligarchy  popularism 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Former South African police officer found dead after revealing alleged details of a secret government paedophile ring.
South Africa is gripped by the mysterious death of an ex-policeman who exposed an alleged paedophile ring in the former regime.
corruption  oligarchy 
august 2018 by joeybaker
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