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Pope admits clerical abuse of nuns including sexual slavery
Pope Francis admits that nuns have been sexually abused by clerics - and it is an ongoing problem.
religion  oligarchy  casteingTheLowerClass  corruption 
13 days ago by joeybaker
‘There’s so many different things!’: How technology baffled an elderly Congress in 2018
In hearings with Mark Zuckerberg and others, the House and Senate revealed a lack of familiarity with our digital ways.
oligarchy  governmentIncompetence 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
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 
9 weeks 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 
9 weeks 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 
12 weeks 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 
november 2018 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 
october 2018 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 
october 2018 by joeybaker
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