October 28, 2016

Old touch screens blamed in voting machine caught flipping votes.  http://www.npr.org/2016/10/26/499450796/some-machines-are-flipping-votes-but-that-doesnt-mean-theyre-rigged

15 facts about the Patriot Act 15 years after its assault on your constitutional rights.  https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/10/debunking-patriot-act-it-turns-15

Pennsylvania prison reportedly using painful restraints to punish uncooperative prisoners.  “If you did to your dog what they do to men here, you would be arrested.” https://www.themarshallproject.org/2016/10/26/28-days-in-chains

There is reportedly not a single polling place in New York City located in a mosque or Islamic center, despite 96 being located in churches, synagogues, parochial schools or other religious community centers.  http://www.villagevoice.com/news/why-arent-there-any-polling-stations-in-nyc-mosques-9264341

Bundy brothers and other wildlife refuge occupiers acquitted, defense lawyer claims he was assaulted and tasered by U.S. Marshals after arguing with the judge over why his client was not being released.  http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-oregon-standoff-jury-acquits-20161027-story.html

Lawyer claims Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas groped her at a party in 1999.  http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-oregon-standoff-jury-acquits-20161027-story.html

President Obama commutes sentences of 98 more drug offenders.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/10/27/obama-commutes-sentences-of-98-inmates-thursday-42-had-life-terms/

Trump allegedly suggests at rally cancelling the election and appointing him president.  http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/27/politics/donald-trump-cancel-election/

Trump promises to dismantle Obamacare, replace it with “a really great plan that’s going to cost much less and be much better.” No details were reportedly provided.  http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2016/10/27/trump-set-toledo-rally-urban-jobs-speech/92840278/

Texas Republican official claims selective enforcement of ban on political t-shirts after man is arrested for refusing to take off “Basket of Deplorables” shirt at polling station.   http://www.chron.com/news/local/article/Electioneering-violation-leads-to-arrest-10418085.php

Phone scammers who claimed to be IRS employees busted, 24 U.S. based defendants were allegedly operating out of call centers in India, more than $250 million reportedly stolen.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-department-charges-dozens-in-massive-indian-call-center-scheme/2016/10/27/ae64a6b0-9c48-11e6-a0ed-ab0774c1eaa5_story.html

22 students and 6 teachers reportedly killed in airstrike on Syrian school, still unclear who was responsible.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/27/must-stop-school-bombing-kills-22-syrian-children-six-teachers

117 reportedly arrested as police raid satellite camp of Dakota Access pipeline protesters.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/27/north-dakota-access-pipeline-protest-arrests-pepper-spray

Some health insurers accused of “unaffordable cost sharing” which denies some patients care even though they are insured.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/27/obamacare-preexisting-condition-health-insurance-discrimination

Government officials accused of repeatedly ignoring whistle-blowers and attempting cover-ups instead.  https://theintercept.com/2016/10/27/when-cia-and-nsa-workers-blow-the-whistle-congress-plays-deaf/

U.N. committee votes to ban nuclear weapons, motion now moves to General Assembly.  http://www.dw.com/en/un-committee-votes-to-initiate-process-that-would-outlaw-nuclear-weapons/a-36180964

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October 28, 2016

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