Maria Butina, the gun-loving Russian woman charged with being an unregistered foreign agent, cozying up to politicians to infiltrate U.S. political system tried to swap sex for influence, prosecutors alleged Wednesday.
In arguing Butina is a flight risk, prosecutors said her only tie to U.S. is a personal relationship with an unidentified man, which is branded "duplicitous," suggesting she's using him for her own means.
The man’s description matches that of Republican operative Paul Erickson.
"Butina treats it as necessary aspect of her activities.
Butina offered individual other than US Person 1 sex in exchange for position within special interest org.
Papers seized by FBI, Butina complains living with US Person 1, disdain for continuing to live with U.S. Person 1."
In summit talks in addition to responding to American tRump regime which strengthens protectionist attitude, opinions exchanged over N.K. South China Sea, East China Sea.
PM Abe, others signed EPA=Economic Partnership Agreement between Japan & EU, world's largest trade agreement.
It will come into effect after approval of both parliaments, Japan & EU are planning to rush up procedures for early entry into force in the future.
PM Abe & others visited joint press conference, decided to show thoughts on the outcome of summit talks & significance of EPA.
EPA of Japan & EU will come into force after approval by Diet & European Parliament
When negotiations concluded last Dec, EU agreed with agreement contents in 28 countries including UK
For this reason, Japan & EU aim to bring EPA into force by March next yr when Britain leaves EU
Camilla Hudson (black woman) tried using coupon at @cvspharmacy store in Chicago.
Instead of gettin typical long ass CVS receipt, store manager Morry Matson (nervously) called cops on her.
Matson is a political gay conservative Log Cabin Republican busted for forging signatures.
Matson admitted he forged signatures, used CVS address he works at for names
Matson told local news he illegally collected signatures in span of a yr instead of 90 days
Chicago Board of Election Commissioners & handwritin expert agreed after reviewing 5 of 13 sheets of signatures
Signatures were written in Matson’s handwriting, listed addresses for some signatures weren’t homes
Board of elections found there was pattern of fraud, false swearing, total disregard of requirements of election code & threw out the measure
Shouldn't he be in jail?
Fired by CVS?
Africa's ancient baobab, distinctive for swollen trunk, under mysterious threat
Largest & oldest dying abruptly in recent yrs
9 of 13 oldest baobabs between 1000-2500 died the past dozen yrs, according to study published in scientific journal Nature Plants cbc.ca/news/technolog…
Sudden collapse is an event of unprecedented magnitude, study says
Climate change, rising temperatures, increasing drought conditions, is suspected factor, no definite cause is known
The deaths occurred in southern African countries:
"Trees falling over are at southern range of distribution of baobabs. What we believe climate envelope in which they exist is shifting, so we're not talking about wholesale extinction of baobabs."
-Stephan Woodborne, South Africa National Research Foundation, author of study
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II being treated with the honor & respect she deserves by world leaders.
Most importantly our commander in chief at the time @BarackObama representing America with grace & class, making us proud.
Taking the lead ahead of the Queen is considered a big no-no in Royal etiquette.
45's mistakes are less about breaking royal protocol.
He has no understanding of etiquette.
The Queen being Queen knows how to handle people with 60+ yrs of experience.
45 is clueless & low class.
There's lots of do's/don'ts when meeting Her Majesty, allowing the Queen to initiate body contact, letting her take the lead when walking
His 1st questionable move, 1st few seconds meeting the Queen, 45 walked up to greet her, shook her hand, didn't bow
Melania didn't bow, curtsy
▪1000 Immigrant detainees sent to prison
▪656 Remain in prison
▪13 Detainees are fathers separated from their kids
▪14 Days NO change of clothes
▪4 Days NO bath
▪3 Cases of Chickenpox
▪40 Cases of Scabies since their arrival latimes.com/local/lanow/la…
Victorville Federal Correctional Complex is a sprawling federal prison in San Bernardino county housing thousands of inmates convicted of crimes in federal courts.
Immigrants sent there are considered civil detainees, they're being held pending outcome of their immigration cases.
•Fathers separated from their kids
•They been unable to speak with their kids since arriving at facility
•2 medium-security prisons
•ICE detainees are in medium security prison
Amendment is on Dept of Labor, Health, Human Services, Education funding bill
If it remains in final bill, it cuts 15% fed adoption funding to states, localities that penalize adoption agencies refusing to place kids in fams conflicting with agency’s religious beliefs/convictions
“House Rs are pandering to their far-right base at expense of LGBTQ people/kids in need of home
Rather than focus empowering fams, uniting
Rs on House Appropriations Committee voted to give child welfare agencies license to discriminate against qualified potential parents”
Archaeologists in Greece discover oldest known extract of Homer's The Odyssey
Has 13 verses from Odyssey 14th Rhapsody
Odysseus addresses lifelong friend Eumaeus
Dates to Roman era before 3rd century AD
Considered among world's greatest works of literature reut.rs/2NFQQXx
The Odyssey is the 2nd major poem by Homer after iliad, scholars date writing to 675–725 BCE.
A team of Greek, German researchers found it on an engraved clay plaque in Ancient Olympia, birthplace of Olympic Games in Peloponnese peninsula, Greek culture ministry said on Tuesday.
The Odyssey, 12,109 lines of poetry attributed to ancient Greek poet Homer, tells story of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, wanders 10 yrs trying to get home after fall of Troy.
Date still needs to be confirmed
Plaque is a great archaeological, epigraphic, literary, historical exhibit.
•On team pushing Bill Clinton’s impeachment
•Prevented immigrant teen get abortion
•Scaled back Obama-era environmental regulations
•If confirmed, will codify 45/VP dangerous anti-LGBTQ agenda into law for many decades
La Leche League offers breastfeeding support to all who wanna breastfeed.
They help you reach your breastfeeding goals.
That’s something @lalecheleague is very proud of.
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Breastfeeding is natural, but it does not always come easy.
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Providing free meetings led by volunteer Leaders who are experienced with breastfeeding & are accredited by @lalecheleague International
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Russia media/officials mock GOP Moscow 7/4 meeting high-rank Kremlin officials
Brag Kremlin elected @realDonaldTrump
Steve Daines R-MT
John Hoeven R-ND
Ron Johnson R-WI
John Kennedy R-LA
Jerry Moran R-KS
Richard Shelby R-AL
John Thune R-SD
Kay Granger R-TX rawstory.com/?p=1309410
"What trouble we cause?
We just elected Trump, that’s all"
Russian TV analyst said before senators arrived
GOP started trip last weekend in St Petersburg, welcomed by Georgy Poltavchenko, former KGB officer/Putin ally, Lavrov, ҜISLУДҜ, yes the ҜISLУДҜ who Mueller is investigating
The all-Republican delegation also met with Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the Duma house of parliament & Konstantin Kosachyov, head of the foreign relations committee, who each have been sanctioned by the U.S. for their ties to Putin.
Replaced by Andrew Wheeler, energy lobbyist.
His biggest client Murray Energy Co, bills itself as largest coal mining Co in U.S. whose CEO Robert E Murray, vigorously fought Obama admin attempts to reduce carbon emissions, strengthen environment/public health laws
Shortly after 45 took office, Murray, an unabashed climate denier, presented @VP with pro-coal action plan that called for doing away with Clean Power Plan, withdrawing from Paris climate agreement, eliminating federal tax credits for renewable energy, yes halving EPA’s workforce
Wheeler serves as VP of Washington Coal Club, powerful yet little-known federation of 300+ coal producers, lawmakers, business leaders, policy experts who've dedicated themselves to preserving uncertain future of our dirtiest fossil fuel.
Parent-child relationship is vital for child's various developmental tasks for psychological maturation.
Separation, Parents loss due to death, divorce, jail, removal, foster care will have major impact on child’s psychological development, cognitive, physical development.
The effects of parental separation/loss will vary from child to child & family to family, negative impact this has can be minimized if the child can live in an environment that is supportive to the grieving process, able to offer an explanation & understanding of his life events.
Unfortunately, many children who have suffered this trauma have not received sufficient help in resolving loss issues & are to a degree or another, psychologically “stuck” at the age of the loss of their primary attachment objects.
Immigrant from Honduras sobbed as she told attorney, federal authorities took her daughter as she breastfed the child in a detention center, where she was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally.
When the woman resisted she was handcuffed. cnn.it/2sSzSMR
Natalia Cornelio, the attorney with Texas Civil Rights Project, recalled from her interview with the woman, who had been detained under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy to refer anyone caught crossing the border illegally for federal prosecution.
Since policy was announced in May, 500 kids been separated from their parents within last month
Parents under arrest tell public defenders they don't know what happened to their kids, were told their kids are being taken to be bathed, cleaned up & they don't see their kids again
.@realDonaldTrump doesn't admire dictators, he relates to them.
He doesn't look up to them, he sees them as his equal.
How can he be expected to KNOW when he's crossed a line?
ie Treason, emoluments, conflict of interest, treason, etc
He sees NOTHING wrong with doing any of that.
Attacking our allies at #G7Summit followed by him praising Kim Jung-un is totally normal to @realDonaldTrump
He spoke the way about KJu that he wishes we all spoke about him.
He's also trying to normalize tyranny.
His #Cult45 buys into it.
WE the people see right through it.
Democracy doesn't die over night.
Hitler didn't murder 6 million innocent people over night.
He chipped at the norms, he gradually, methodically pushed the limits til there was no one left to protest his atrocities, because those who protested were sent to concentration camps.
The clandestine meeting with POTUS transition team happened 5 days after Qatar began closing on purchase of a portion of massive state-run Russian oil company on the same day Russian Ambassador ҜISLУДҜ was snuck into Trump Tower undetected.
Former Russian Ambassador ҜISLУДҜ visited Trump Tower the same day, according to House Intel Committee’s Minority Report.
Qatar Investments Director & foreign ministry director of communications Ahmed Al-Rumaihi boasted about an alleged payoff to General Flynn.
Secret meeting between 45 & Crown Prince of United Arab Emirates who didn't notify State Dept led Susan Rice to unmask surveillance of foreign dignitary & discover back channel to Putin via American mercenary boss Erik Prince
to RDIF Director Kirill Dmitriev in Seychelles Islands
Kremlin-Russian Alexander Torshin traveled between Moscow, various destinations in the US to build relationships with figures on the right as early as 2009, to cultivate ties in ways beyond his role as a member of Russian legislature, later as top official at Russian central bank
These are steps Torshin took to advance Moscow's long-term objectives in US by establishing common political interests with conservatives
Putin & Russian intelligence services saw Torshin's connections as something they could leverage in US said Steve Hall retired CIA Russian ops
They reached to Torshin & say 'Hey can you make contact with NRA, other conservatives so we can have connectivity from Moscow into those conservative parts of American politics should we need them?'
Basically wiring US for sound in prep for whatever they might need down the road.