October 9, 2016

After Haiti’s earthquake in 2010, instead of rebuilding public infrastructure and replacing shanties with better housing, the country allegedly got a huge industrial park and a South Korean sweatshop. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/09/the_truth_about_the_clintons_and_haiti.html

Japanese labor department says employee’s suicide in 2015 was due to excessive overtime – she had worked 130 hours of overtime in October and 99 hours in November before committing suicide in December. http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2016/10/08/labor-agency-rules-ex-dentsu-worker-suicide-as-death-by-overwork/

Saudi airstrike on funeral home in Yemen reportedly kills 155 mourners.  http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/08/middleeast/yemen-airstrikes/index.html

Rejection of peace deal in Columbia may be due to “culture war” against the government’s liberal policies. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/09/world/americas/colombian-opposition-to-peace-deal-feeds-off-gay-rights-backlash.html?_r=0

Nine states have reportedly made their voter registration deadlines earlier for this election. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nine-states-shorten-deadline-for-voter-registration/2016/10/07/e62b4c92-8cc2-11e6-bf8a-3d26847eeed4_story.html

80% of millennials have allegedly never eaten a Big Mac, 44% have never had a Budweiser, because they are food snobs who shun low-end products, or just liars who are ashamed to admit it.  http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2016/10/07/only_one_in_five_millennials_have_never_tried_a_big_mac.html

Thousands of women share stories of their sexual assaults on Twitter after Trump’s remarks. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/09/women-share-sexual-assault-stories-on-twitter-after-donald-trump-comments

Conservative Christian leaders still backing Trump. “…I don’t think there’s probably a person alive that I know of that hasn’t made some mistakes in the past.” http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/evangelical-leaders-stick-with-trump-in-spite-of-disgusting-remarks-about-women/

Yahoo email scanning software was reportedly installed by the government with the company’s permission. “The NSA (or FBI), and anyone who figured out how to exploit the rootkit, had potentially unlimited, undetectable access to all Yahoo users’ data.”  https://boingboing.net/2016/10/07/yahoo-didnt-install-an-nsa-e.html

Sanders supporters launch website listing down-ticket “Berniecrats” who support his “political revolution”.  http://berniecrats.net/

And down-ticket Green Party candidates are listed here: http://www.gp.org/2016_candidates

October 9, 2016

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