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  1. Joe Bloggs

     /  June 16, 2018

    Anyone needing more evidence that trump lacks the moral or ethical moorings to be president need only read the NY AG’s lawsuit against the trump foundation.

    So much corruption that Underwood’s office has sent referral letters to both the IRS and the Federal Election Commission for further investigation.

    And when this case is done, perhaps Underwood will turn her attention to eric. What a scumbag – collecting charitable donations on behalf of kids with cancer and pocketing the proceeds. What low-lives this family is.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/29/eric-trump-foundation-told-donors-money-went-to-kids-with-cancer-then-gave-to-different-causes/#71f3d30aa16f

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/eric-trump-charity-spent-dollar880k-at-family-owned-golf-resorts

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/eric-trump-rants-donald-donations

  2. Gezza

     /  June 16, 2018

    ISIL: An Eye for an Eye in Iraq
    Behind the scenes with the controversial female commander of an Iraqi militia group on the hunt for ISIL fighters.

    For over three years, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL, also known as ISIS) controlled and terrorised large swaths of northern Iraq.

    Then, after it was militarily defeated and largely driven out by the Iraqi army and international forces in late 2017, local militias took over short term responsibility for law and order in some of the areas ISIL had relinquished.

    They began searching for fugitives, meting out an uncompromising form of justice on captured enemy fighters and their alleged civilian collaborators who came into their hands.

    One of the most reputedly vengeful of those militias operated in the strategically important Shirqat district, which lies between the cities of Tikrit and Mosul.

    Unusually, its commander was a 40-year-old woman, Wahida Mohamed al-Jumaily, who’s also known as Um Hanadi. She and her 80-man force had played a key role in driving ISIL out of the area and had since shown their utter determination to keep it that way.

    Both intrigued and disturbed by some of the stories about Wahida’s ferocity that were circulating on the internet, Dutch journalist Tom Kleijn went to meet her.
    https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2018/06/isil-eye-eye-iraq-180613071528506.html
    25 min

  3. sorethumb

     /  June 16, 2018

    This Explains Why Trump might make progress on NK