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US moves to abolish child migrant custody limits
Migrant families who cross the southern border of the US illegally could be detained indefinitely under a new regulation announced by the Trump administration. It replaces an agreement that set a limit on how long the government could hold migrant children in custody. The move, announced by Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, is due to come into effect in 60 days.https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49425624?ns_source=facebook&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&fbclid=IwAR0vNgKr3lIg9sK2Ff45Kf0i17IIZB_fW7sd4QQKn_Yow3BAAzLmXky_Apc
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How to ask for a raise?
Most of us cringe at the idea of discussing how much money we make, so asking for a raise can be tough. Here's how to get started. VIdeo credit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHdowfpwbrc
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Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló Resigned
Mr Rosselló, who had only on Sunday insisted he would stay on, said he would continue working until 2 August to allow an orderly transition. He has been at the centre of a group text message scandal that has already led two top officials to resign. The leaked messages revealed sexist, profane and homophobic comments. The chat, which contained 880 pages of exchanges between the governor and 11 male allies, was leaked on 13 July and led to days of protests outside the governor's mansion in San Juan.https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49102274?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook&ns_mchannel=social&fbclid=IwAR0-KELrFeJgUNxOFXLNP6kMNnym8F9j1jx1C21sZfEPMGpi1koVWGHASmc
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China tries to thwart CNN probe in detention camps
CNN's Matt Rivers explains why his investigation into Chinese facilities that the US says are detention camps is so difficult and why it's important.https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/05/09/china-uyghurs-notebook-2-xinjiang-province-matt-rivers-pkg-vpx.cnn
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How The US Tax Code Favors The Wealthy
The richest 1% of Americans own 35% of the nation’s wealth. The bottom 80% own just 11% of the nation’s wealth. In the 1950s and 1960s, when the economy was booming, the wealthiest Americans paid a top income tax rate of 91%. Today, the top rate is 43.4%. The richest 1% pay an effective federal income tax rate of 24.7% in 2014; someone making an average of $75,000 is paying a 19.7% rate. The average federal income tax rate of the richest 400 Americans was just 20 percent in 2009. Taxing investment income at a much lower rate than salaries and wages are taxed loses $1.3 trillion over 10 years. 1,470 households reported income of more than $1 million in 2009 but paid zero federal income taxes on it.https://americansfortaxfairness.org/tax-fairness-briefing-booklet/fact-sheet-taxing-wealthy-americans/
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Should offices non-work related sites?
Should offices ban social media and other sites not related to work?
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Gandhi's celibacy test : sleeping with naked women
The Indian historian Ramachandra Guha has launched the second volume of his two-volume biography of Mohandas K(Mahatma) Gandhi, a magnificent achievement that, in Guha’s words, has taken “30 years of unsystematic interest and 15 years of obsessive foraging”. At a talk last week at the London School of Economics, he was passionate and amusing, and it was uplifting to hear his respect and affection for one of the great moral figures of the last century. The questions from the audience mainly concerned Gandhi’s role in the independence movement and his attempts to heal India’s religious and social divisions. But then – a last question – a young woman wondered about a strange episode in Gandhi’s life that she found “unsettling”. In reply, Guha went further; it had been “inexplicable and indefensible”. Advertisement For several decades after his death, this episode was not widely known. Popular accounts of Gandhi’s life, including Richard Attenborough’s biopic, never mentioned it. The facts are that after his wife, Kasturba, died in 1944, Gandhi began the habit of sharing his bed with naked young women: his personal doctor, Sushila Nayar, and his grandnieces Abha and Manu, who were then in their late teens and about 60 years younger than him. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/01/gandhi-celibacy-test-naked-women?CMP=fb_gu
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Gay conversion therapy
In the early 2000s, when I was a middle schooler in Florida, I was subjected to a trauma that was meant to erase my existence as a newly out bisexual. My parents were Southern Baptist missionaries who believed that the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy could “cure” my sexuality. For over two years, I sat on a couch and endured emotionally painful sessions with a counselor. I was told that my faith community rejected my sexuality; that I was the abomination we had heard about in Sunday school; that I was the only gay person in the world; that it was inevitable I would get H.I.V. and AIDS. But it didn’t stop with these hurtful talk-therapy sessions. The therapist ordered me bound to a table to have ice, heat and electricity applied to my body. I was forced to watch clips on a television of gay men holding hands, hugging and having sex. I was supposed to associate those images with the pain I was feeling to once and for all turn into a straight boy. In the end it didn’t work. I would say that it did, just to make the pain go away. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/24/opinion/gay-conversion-therapy-torture.html
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What's one thing you'd change about yourself?
Why do you want to change it?
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Should donations be required to remain annonymous?
Or should they be acknowledged by name?