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I did not expect Donald Trump to be elected president and, like most people, I was surprised when he won. On January 20th he becomes our head of government and head of state; the president is both prime minister and king.

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Simply put, this the plan. Net Neutrality – is dead. Regulations and consumer protections – dead.

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American Apparel Files For 2nd Bankruptcy

14Nov

NEW YORK (Reuters) – American Apparel LLC filed for its second bankruptcy protection in just over a year on Monday, weighed down by intense competitive pressures facing U.S. teen retailers and a rocky relationship with its founder. The second bankruptcy comes as the retailer struggles to overcome years of losses and rising online competition

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John Oliver summed up many people’s feelings on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” when he named 2016 “the fucking worst,” and tried to make sense of Donald Trump ’s victory. All roads led back to the same important question: “What the fuck do we do now?” “We’re going to need to stay here and fight, and not just politically in four years when he’s up for reelection, but constantly, monitoring legislation as it moves through Congress, and fucking voting when your legislators come up for reelection in two years,” Oliver said.

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Sometimes it sucks to be right. “ The Simpsons ” recognized its own accurate prediction of a Donald Trump presidency during the show’s opening sequence on Sunday.

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During his first television interview as president-elect, Donald Trump told CBS News’ Leslie Stahl Sunday night that he would forgo taking a salary while he’s president. He added that he did not even know how much the president earned.  “I think I have to by law take $1, so I’ll take $1 a year,” Trump said. “But it’s a ― I don’t even know what it is. Do you know what the salary is?” “$400,000 you’re giving up,” Stahl answered

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Criminal hate crime incidents reported to police increased 6.8 percent in the United States in 2015, according to official FBI data released today. There were 5,850 incidents in 2015, compared to 5479 reported in 2014, the widely anticipated report showed .

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Why Do Women Hate Each Other?

14Nov

For the first time in my 50 years on this earth, I have started to doubt that I will see a woman president in my lifetime. There I said it. I have had to wrestle with, and accept a fact so foreign and unexplainable to me: a lot of women seem to have an innate bias against other women

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In November 1983, The Pointer Sisters released their most successful album, Break Out , which spawned four Top Ten singles, won two Grammy Awards, and sold three million copies. One of its hits, The Neutron Dance , prominently featured in Beverly Hills Cop , peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #4 in Australia, and #1 in Canada

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Ayahuasca has been used for spiritual and therapeutic purposes by indigenous healers in Brazil’s northwestern Acre state for centuries. Luna Parracho/Reuters Rafael Guimarães dos Santos , Universidade de Sao Paulo Ayahuasca goes by many names: Daime , Vegetal , Hoasca , Kamarampi , Huni ..

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By: Manoj Jain MD and Mark W. Muesse PhD The pain is silent, subtle and gnawing, like that of being overlooked for a promotion, or being rejected by your dream college. Over 60 million American s who voted for Hillary Clinton may be groping for a way to overcome such a pain after the stunning loss of their presidential candidate.

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Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday claimed that the wave of protests against President-elect Donald Trump are “exaggerating the fears” of his presidency, despite an increase in acts of racism and bigotry since the election Tuesday. “I feel very bad about that,” Giuliani said on ABC’s “This Week,” addressing the protests.

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By AsiaToday reporter Lee Mi-hyun – Asian Millennials, born between the early 1980s-early 2000s, are eating out more often and more interested in traveling abroad than Western counterparts. In particular, Millennials in emerging markets such as China and India are seeing their average wage increase and their buying power will increase further in the coming years. Let’s look at the spending habits of the Millennials in Asia.

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Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji – Stands Up For Them) In what seemed like a virtual nightmare a misogynist bigot was elected as the President of the United States. Of course he is called the “President-Elect” until he is sworn in, but the ceremony itself is just a formality

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Dear “ Sex and the City ” fans, Kim Cattrall wants a spinoff just as much as you do.  On Saturday, the actress, who played Samantha Jones on the HBO series, responded to rumors about a “SATC” spinoff show, giving us some much-needed hope in the wake of last week’s series of depressing events .  Replying to a segment from “The Wendy Williams Show,” which speculated Cattrall is in talks with the cable network to star in a new series, the 60-year-old said, “I’m so unbelievably flattered & moved. Can’t WAIT 2 get back 2 the serious business of making u all laugh! Fingers x’d.” We would tune in in a heartbeat.  I'm so unbelievably flattered & moved @WendyWilliams Can't WAIT 2 get back 2 the serious business of making u all laugh! Fingers x'd. https://t.co/whYYYzJOoV — Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) November 12, 2016 When a fan asked if her comment should be taken as confirmation for a new series, Cattrall responded by repeating, “Finger’s x’d…”  Finger's x'd…

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Donald Trump delivers his victory speech on November 9, 2016 Donald J. Trump is the president elect.

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LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Going it alone on defense and security is not an option for either the United States or Europe, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in an article published on Sunday. During the presidential election campaign Donald Trump, now president-elect, threatened to abandon U.S.

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Combat anti-Semitic  graffiti by getting creative.

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Not only did American aviator Jimmie Angel not fear to tread here, he actually crashed his plane right on top.

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It was the American people’s intervention that prevented the annihilation of Trump.

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Acorn TV, best known as an importer of overseas programming, has banged out a solid hit with a new original production, the period spy drama Close to the Enemy . Revolving around a James Bond-ian character named Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess), Close to the Enemy captures the cautiously optimistic chaos of 1946 Britain

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President Elect Donald Trump

13Nov

President Elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to reassure all Americans that good things are in store for them. “This will prove to be a great time in the lives of ALL Americans.

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The Abrahamic Moment: A Call for Ir-Responsibility. Let us recall Abraham.

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When it comes to the Middle East, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the linchpin and epicenter of many tensions and conflicts across the region. As an Iranian official stated , Iran dominates four Arab capitals

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NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES – Chanting “Not my president” and “love trumps hate,” thousands of demonstrators took the streets in cities across the United States on Saturday to protest against President-elect Donald Trump , who they say threatens their civil and human rights. The biggest rallies were in New York , Los Angeles and Chicago, where organizers said they wanted to build on the momentum after several nights of protests triggered by the real-estate mogul’s surprise win in Tuesday’s presidential election. In New York, several thousand protesters marched peacefully up Fifth Avenue past its glitzy store fronts, some already bearing Christmas decorations, before filling the streets at the foot of Trump Tower, the president-elect’s skyscraper home.

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5 Incredible Baseball Stadiums Across America

12Nov

Now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series and broken then century long curse, the highlight of Wrigley Field has us thinking about the other great stadiums throughout America. The use of stadiums dates back to ancient times, back when the reigning entertainment of the day for a mass audience usually involved some permutation of “sprint really fast while a lion chases you then try and kill your opponent with a rock.” Thankfully, apart from maybe anytime a terrible entertainer performs, things have matured considerably at the hundreds of events that take place at scads of stadiums throughout the U.S. Baseball and the occasional major concert are the primary serving inside the hallowed ground of U.S

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Dakota Pipeline Protesters Block Work Crews

12Nov

Protesters against the Dakota Access oil pipeline briefly blocked two entrances to a pipeline work yard in a rural North Dakota town early on Saturday morning, causing workers to leave the area, police said. Morton County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Rob Keller said law enforcement received a call at around 9 a.m. (CST) telling them a caravan of between 130 and 150 cars, each carrying three to four people, left the protest camps and headed north to the city of Mandan where equipment is located

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A University of Oklahoma student has been temporarily suspended on suspicion of sending racist messages, including threats of lynchings , to black freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, the two universities said on Saturday. The messages were sent to more than 150 students at the University of Pennsylvania, Trump’s alma mater, and included racial slurs and pictures of Africa-Americans being hanged, students told local media. “This is absolutely vile material and completely offensive to everyone on our campus,” University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann said in a statement

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Staying the Couse on National Security Policy

12Nov

Since last Tuesday, U.S. allies and adversaries along with the American people have been wondering what the election means for their future

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A New Donald?

12Nov

To my considerable surprise, I am coming to believe that there may still be hope for Donald Trump.

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How Much Do They Pay You To Protest?

12Nov

“Professional protesters”..This is how president elect #Trump called hundreds of thousands of Anti-Trump protesters nationwide. Coming from the Middle East, I have heard the same exact rhetoric before but in a different language

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My wife came down to breakfast Thursday morning still in a daze over the outcome of the election. She said, poignantly, “I feel just like I did after my father died. I used to wake up each day with a sense of dread saying ‘that really didn’t happen, did it?’ But it did happen, just like this election happened, and I’m having that same sense of dread”

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I suspect you’ve heard the definition of chutzpah – the child who kills his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan. Saturday, November 12th, a New York Times editorial bemoaned the steady decline in school funding across America. Politicians and voters often say they want better schools, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to pay for them.

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Bill Maher wants to build bridges. The “ Real Time ” host was a vocal critic of president-elect Donald Trump throughout his campaign and has since urged Democrats to “ stop being so nice ” in a bid to regain power ― but he’s now also called on the country to come together in the wake of the Republican candidate’s election victory. “ Like it or not, we’re living with Trump now ,” the comedian said on Friday, before stating that currently “half the country literally wants nothing to do with the other half.” Maher said it simply wasn’t a sustainable way to live, likening it to a version of roommate hell

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Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be extremely difficult. If you reach the end of your rope and need advice on the spot, two organizations have helplines you can easily access: the Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. (Please note, however, that you should call 911 for emergencies.) The Alzheimer’s Association Helpline: 1-800-272-3900 The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

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Christian ‘Elect’ Elect Trump !

12Nov

Independent Voter: ‘Jesus plainly predicted that the Christian elect were susceptible to deception (Matthew 24:24) and Jesus was never more right in any of his predictions.’ Trump Christian Voter: ‘Oh, really?

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What If Trump Turns Out To Be Great?

12Nov

What is the best we can hope for a Trump presidency? If Trump’s election proves anything, it is that the ideas which used buttress the old ruling elite no longer hold sway.

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Election Reflections, The Day After

12Nov

You may not be a therapist, but I bet you had the same experience I did the day after the election: everyone, at home, in my lobby, in the street, in the cafe, on my way to work, and of course, in my office, needed to talk.

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The Bottom Drops Out

12Nov

Sometimes life tests you in ways you never expected. The election that shocked the nation dealt a stunning blow to our efforts to make this country more fair, family friendly and healthy.

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Last week, we pre-empted our usual Talking Points format for a pre-election column.

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In a week when America seems terribly divided, Ripley’s Entertainment has given us something we can all agree on.

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My Journey to Carnegie Hall Via Venezuela

11Nov

By Paul Desenne, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, November 11, 2016 And thirteen million mouse clicks later, I was taking a bow onstage at Carnegie Hall…

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We are in an exciting time for biomedical innovation, but there is still much to be done to realize science’s promise. President-elect Donald Trump will need to work to ensure an environment where innovation and ingenuity here in the United States continue to thrive. And we have some ideas about where to start.

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Money and Politics in the Age of Trump

11Nov

Cross-posted from the Brennan Center for Justice Earlier this week millions of Americans woke up with the political hangover of a lifetime.

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The Democratic Party Has Exploded

11Nov

The Democratic Party exploded Tuesday night. There will be months of finger-pointing and internal reprisals over exactly what Democrats should have done differently.

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A politician who could potentially be banned from entering the U.S. under  Donald   Trump’s   policies is urging the president elect to “bring divided communities back together.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan is Muslim, a group that Trump has pledged to ban from entering the U.S. Though  Trump later indicated that he could be an “exception” to this ban, Khan has been critical of the future president’s attitude toward a religion that comprises 1.6 billion people worldwide

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A Zimbabwean court has thrown out charges against a local hunter accused of failing to stop the killing of the country’s most prized lion by an American dentist, his lawyer said on Friday. Walter Palmer, a lifelong big-game hunter from Minnesota, touched off a global controversy when he killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, with a bow and arrow outside Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe in July last year. While Zimbabwean authorities said Palmer had legal authority to hunt, they were stung by the international outcry and charged local hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who assisted Palmer, with failing to prevent an unlawful hunt

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As supporters of Hillary Clinton , still reeling from her failed presidential bid, walked past the Democrat’s former Brooklyn, New York, headquarters Thursday night, they came across a heartwarming and heartbreaking scene.

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In the wake of Donald Trump ’s election, many groups in the U.S., including African Americans, Muslims and women, are feeling scared and uneasy.

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Entrepreneurs often have stories of companies finding them rather than the other way around, and Walid Abdul-Wahab , the founder of Desert Farms is no different. After being turned down from most corporate jobs due to his international citizenship, he was determined to find a way to stay in the States and so instead pursued an Entrepreneur Visa. Around this time, he also realized that Americans were scrambling to find fad after fad of milk substitutes

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“Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?” That’s the question that Hillary Clinton asked a group of labor organizers in late September when she was up by 7 points in the national polls.

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Saluting our Sisters After Service

11Nov

By Paula Broadwell and Erika Cashin. On Veterans Day, our nation celebrates the less than 1% of our population who have served in the greatest military in the world. Of the 21.9 million veterans, 2.2 million are women.

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Many years ago, I set foot on this country as a 7-year-old. At first, I was sad and woefully shy.

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Donald Trump likes to talk about “draining the swamp.” The president-elect seems to mean cleaning up corruption in Washington. But for the real swamp of 2016, you needn’t look to our capitol ― just pick up your phone and open Facebook.

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Election 101: Love Overpowers Hate

10Nov

Last night, history was made in the United States of America — Americans passed the power into the hands of President-Elect Donald Trump, the first man to take office with no political/government background. A majority of Americans throughout the nation are experiencing a surge of emotions — some joyful, and some fearful

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In A Blue State, We Grieve

10Nov

Many of us feel like a part of our country died on November 8. We mourn deeply and we grieve. It’s doesn’t just hurt that she lost

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WASHINGTON ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who traded insults with President-elect Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, said on Thursday that many Americans had a right to be worried about a Trump presidency. “He won ― and now Latino and Muslim-American children are worried about what will happen to their families

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Donald Trump is making Stephen Colbert great again.

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This piece is co-authored by Jens Ole Hansen, Global Market Director, Ramboll Energy How can you accelerate implementation of the Paris Climate Accord? That is the common theme of the side events at Cop22 Climate Conference in Morocco right now

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a really  good idea for the next four years: “Let’s make America smart again.” The “StarTalk”  host shared his plan on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Wednesday night, a play on President-elect  Donald   Trump ’s election campaign slogan, “ Make America Great Again .” “I think we have a four-year mission now,” Tyson told Colbert. “I think what we need to do, let us together, make America smart again.” Colbert laughed, as he responded that he was a fan of the idea

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PBS host Tavis Smiley reacted to Donald Trump’s presidential victory,  telling MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on Wednesday that America “showed its true colors.” “What I saw last night was not red, white and blue as President Barack Obama would have us believe from his remarks earlier today ,” Smiley said. “Love and justice lost last night. Hatred and revenge won last night.” Smiley, who was a strong opponent to Trump and his racism , went on to say that the president-elect wasn’t the only winner

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The Reality Show We Thought Would Never Air

10Nov

Make America Great Again, the new American reality show, is now officially set to debut in January 2017. Donald Trump has now landed the leading role, as Commander-in-Chief

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The Glass Ceiling Is Now Made Of Rock

10Nov

As a Latina, I’m more than concerned by the shocking news that yesterday history was made, but not in the sense we expected. It was supposed to be the moment for the first female president in the US history, a moment to remember, as has happened in every country where the presidential glass ceiling has been broken.

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Colin Kaepernick Didn’t Vote

10Nov

After a season of high-profile protesting, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has revealed that he did not vote in the 2016 election. When asked if he had already voted Tuesday, Kaepernick told reporters no,  according to San Francisco Chronicle reporter Eric Branch.

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Jesus Is King And I’m So Scared

09Nov

God, there is no where for me to go. I feel powerless, weak, invisible. I believe I only matter to You

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Humanity Just Lost, And I’m Blaming God

09Nov

*As I write this I am watching, as we all are, what looks like John Podesta saying, “Don’t worry, we’re going to sneakily fix this huge mistake you idiots are making right now.” I hate to say it, but that part of me that feels like this has to be a nightmare and I’ll wake up any second, really wishes those sneaky bastards could do something, but of course that’s just the bargaining stage. If this really is legitimate then we have to just accept that we are broken, and try to find ways to fix it.

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Today, Americans woke up in a nation where Donald Trump ― a man open about his  racism , misogyny  and xenophobia  ― is the president-elect. Shortly after the surprising loss of Hillary Clinton , who many thought would become the United States’ first female president, the hashtag #HesNotMyPresident  began trending across the country. Politicians , analysts and cultural icons  shared their shock and anguish, too.

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All The Ways Your Heart Can Break

09Nov

We are broken. My heart breaks for the vast emptiness in the pit of my stomach I didn’t know existed before last night.

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Twitter exploded in anger following Donald Trump ’s election win as tens of thousands of U.S. users boldly declared he would never truly represent them. Within minutes of the president-elect finishing his victory speech , the #HesNotMyPresident hashtag began trending across the country.

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Trump Wins – The World Loses

09Nov

America. Time has suddenly stood still

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Reactions from world leaders to the shocking presidential victory of Donald Trump steadily trickled in early Wednesday. Most ― even from leaders who’d been critical of Trump in the past ― offered diplomatic congratulatory statements

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Is President-Elect Trump A Climate Disaster?

09Nov

Anyone concerned with US politics and climate change may be nervous after Tuesday’s national election. He said he would ‘cancel’ the Paris Agreement , although what this means is unclear.

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Why Trump Won

09Nov

This election was a ridiculously long and sad spectacle, as well as being a total media circus, and said something rather unfortunate about what we appear to have become as a nation. America has officially made the transition from personifying the era of Lincoln and Fireside Chats to that of reality television, soap operas and sound bites.

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“By 2050, around 50 percent of all chemicals produced will be biobased.” –Dr. Wim Soetaert Biodegradable biobased products made without fossil-fuel feedstocks are showcased at the Biobased Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent, Belgium. The products include a laundry liquid and a hand soap made by Ecover, shower gels by Nivea and Sanex, a skin oil by Kneipp, and a window de-icer by Forever, as well as samples of the plant’s biodiesel and bioethanol

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Donald Trump’s Leadership Style?

09Nov

As I read about Donald Trump, I recall a chapter in a book I wrote more than ten years ago(1) about a style, PAEI code (–E-), whom I named AN ARSONIST. Below are some edited excerpts: “What is important to (an Arsonist?)….. what we do is not important.

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When Donald Trump first called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” Muslims and non-Muslims around the country braced themselves for what quickly became an election season charged with Islamophobia. Over the last year, Muslim Americans have been subjected to attacks, hate crimes and political maneuverings aimed at vilifying their faith

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The 2016 election has been a divisive one, but it has hit swing-state households especially hard. Jackie and Bill Krachala have been married for 37 years, and as the couple waited to cast their votes Tuesday in the swing state of Pennsylvania, they  revealed to CNN that they are voting for rival presidential nominees. This led to some heartwarming, on-camera bickering that has since gone viral

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This is the fifth in a series aimed at educating the public about the serious psychological instability of Donald Trump. Many now are rightly concerned about the potential for blood in the streets that will be triggered by a DT defeat. Despite the shadow of doubt cast by F.B.I

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