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Putins pumpkinfuhrer fires intelligence director for doing his job and telling the truth.
US intelligence officials are reported to have warned members of Congress last week that Russia was trying to interfere in the 2020 election campaign in favour of Donald Trump, in a briefing that led to the abrupt removal of the acting director of national intelligence.

When Trump heard about the briefing, he railed at the acting DNI, Joseph Maguire, in the Oval Office, over what the president saw as disloyalty. Until then, Maguire had been a leading candidate to become permanent DNI and is understood to have told colleagues he expected to stay on in the position.

But in the wake of the briefing and Oval Office confrontation, Trump announced the appointment of a hardline loyalist, the US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, in an acting capacity, which does not require Senate confirmation.
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Is this why we have a criminal buffoon President
Thinking people around the world wonder how a loud mouthed criminal huckster became the 45th President and now researchers may have discovered part of the reason. Consuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim.

Researchers found that after seven days on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers in their 20s scored worse on memory tests and found junk food more desirable immediately after they had finished a meal.

The finding suggests that a western diet makes it harder for people to regulate their appetite, and points to disruption in a brain region called the hippocampus as the possible cause.

“After a week on a western-style diet, palatable food such as snacks and chocolate becomes more desirable when you are full,” said Richard Stevenson, a professor of psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney. “This will make it harder to resist, leading you to eat more, which in turn generates more damage to the hippocampus and a vicious cycle of overeating.”

Previous work in animals has shown that junk food impairs the hippocampus, a brain region involved in memory and appetite control. It is unclear why, but one idea is that the hippocampus normally blocks or weakens memories about food when we are full, so looking at a cake does not flood the mind with memories of how nice cake can be. “When the hippocampus functions less efficiently, you do get this flood of memories, and so food is more appealing,” Stevenson said.

To investigate how the western diet affects humans, the scientists recruited 110 lean and healthy students, aged 20 to 23, who generally ate a good diet. Half were randomly assigned to a control group who ate their normal diet for a week. The other half were put on a high energy western-style diet, which featured a generous intake of Belgian waffles and fast food.

“Understanding the impact of a western diet on brain function is a matter of urgency given the current food climate,” she said. “This research has provided data to support detrimental effects on both memory and appetite control after just one week of an energy-dense diet and may suggest a link between poor diet and impairment of the hippocampus, a key memory and appetite-associated brain region. The mechanisms at work remain to be elucidated and will require further research with the application of more sophisticated neuroimaging methods.”

So in a nutshell, many Trump supporters are that way simply because they have eaten themselves stupid.
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When you say healthcare is a human right what do you really mean?
I’m being serious here. Not sure I get the whole human right and healthcare to line up. Does that make me responsible for my neighbors healthcare?
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About socialism
With all the conversation on this site about socialism I’m having a hard time figuring out exactly how people define, and or what they know about socialism.

My consternation is with all the reports of corporations reaping billion dollar profits without paying taxes, and or petitioning local governments and getting tax dollars to finance multi million dollar expansions, and new developments, what else would it be called but “corporate socialism”?

Please don’t bring up any money’s given during the Obama administration because that is history. Currently republicans are already talking about cutting the top tax rates to instigate business investment, barely two years after the last 2trillion dollar cut.

As well trump is seriously talking about a negative interest rate, which means giving businesses tax dollars on top of the loans requested.
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Sanders WINS Nevada!!!
It's time for Joe Biden to hit the road!!! I predict now more than ever it will be Bernie vs President Trump!!!
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So who is going to drop out next???
I bet it's going to be Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg!!! And in the end it will be between Bernie and Mike!!!And my guess is Bernie is going to win!!
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How many on OPP have fallen for this crap.
Thousands of Russian-linked social media accounts have launched a coordinated effort to spread misinformation and alarm about coronavirus, disrupting global efforts to fight the epidemic, US officials have said.

The disinformation campaign promotes unfounded conspiracy theories that the US is behind the new coronavirus outbreak, in an apparent bid to damage America’s image around the world.

State department officials tasked with combatting Russian disinformation told the AFP false personas were being used on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to advance Russian talking points in multiple languages.

“Russia’s intent is to sow discord and undermine US institutions and alliances from within, including through covert and coercive malign influence campaigns,” said Philip Reeker, acting assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia.

“By spreading disinformation about coronavirus, Russian malign actors are once again choosing to threaten public safety by distracting from the global health response,” he said.
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I believe President Trump would have way more supporters if only....
He would stop being so abrasive!!! At least until he wins reelection!! But that's just my opinion!!!
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Melania Trump received the annual Woman of Distinction award
Melania Trump on Wednesday as she received the annual Woman of Distinction award

Service and values were the key topics on the mind of first lady Melania Trump on Wednesday as she received the annual Woman of Distinction award from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

The award honors “women who cherish community and family and want to preserve these ideals for others.”

“As the first lady of the United States, it is a great honor to serve the people of this incredible country,” Trump said during the awards luncheon in Florida, according to The Hill.

“When we teach our children to cherish our values and care for each other, they are better prepared to carry on Americans’ legacy of compassion, service and patriotism,” she said as she spoke about her “Be Best” initiative, which focuses on well-being, online safety and opioid abuse. {Just what CANNOT be taught in public schools—ejm}

“Be Best can mean performing a simple act of kindness, providing care for someone in need, or teaching a life-enriching lesson,” Trump said, according to Time. “It is my hope that by promoting Be Best values, we will give a voice to the concerns and struggles of our children, and help them overcome the challenges they face.”

Talking about the third pillar of her initiative, she said, “Opioids have affected the lives of more than 2 million children in the United States. I’ve seen firsthand how opioid abuse affects families who struggling with addiction. I have traveled to children’s hospitals and treatment facilities who support those affected by opioids.”

Tickets for the event sold out shortly after the first lady was announced as this year’s honoree, a university representative told Newsweek. Proceeds from the event benefit a PBAU scholarship for female students.

“Raising emotionally healthy children starts with teaching them how to make responsible decisions,” Trump said, according to CNN. “It is our job as adults to pass along wisdom and build children’s confidence, so they have the best opportunity to succeed in life.”

Touching a personal chord, the first lady thanked her parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who were present.

“I’d like to thank two special guests who are joining me here today — my mother and father,” she said. “Thank you both for your support and love throughout my life. I will always be grateful for all that you have done for our family over the years.”

Trump noted that raising children has become an even greater challenge in the age of social media.

“Technology has become a daily part of our children’s lives in both positive and negative ways,” she said. “We live in an age where too many people allow the number of retweets or likes to define their self-worth.
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About Climate Change
No climate change is not a man made phenomenon!
Yes man is exacerbating the, what has been, natural warming cycle of the earths atmosphere.

Politicians, of both parties, keep their bases riled up so they don’t have to do any real work.
Anyone that doesn’t believe the science needs to throw their everything technology in the trash can! You wouldn’t be here reading this note were it not for science. My favorite part is that the iPhone7 I am posting this note from only works because of one who was called “the most beautiful woman on earth” back in the 1930-40’s, but I digress.

Earths climate history has shown that when the atmosphere fills with carbon dioxide it traps the heat created by the suns rays, hence warming earths climate.
Earths climate history shows that the earth has experienced multiple ice ages, which were all separated by warming cycles.

The smart conversation should be about how does man stop adding heat trapping carbon to our atmosphere.
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