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‘Dick Gregory, the US comedian and civil rights activist who used humour to break down racial barriers, has died aged 84.

The comic passed away late on Saturday in Washington after spending a week in hospital fighting a bacterial infection, his son Christian said.

“It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight,” he wrote on Instagram.’

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‘A call on the Donald Trump administration to officially classify the Antifa movement as a terrorist organization has reached the 100,000-signature threshold for a mandatory response from the White House.

The petition was launched on Thursday, August 17, and in just three days, by Sunday evening, topped the minimum of 100,000 signatures required to prompt a formal response from the White House.

The previous US administration had committed to respond within 30 days to any petition that gains over 100,000 signatures, and in some form, answered to over 300 of them since ‘We the People’ was launched in 2011. Donald Trump’s administration, however, has left almost a dozen petitions unanswered since he assumed office in February, and even considered closing the service down.

The Antifa movement is on the rise in the wake of Charlottesville tragedy earlier this month, where a man drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters at a “Unite the Right” rally, killing one person and injuring 19 others.’

Read more: Petition to label Antifa as terrorists hits 100,000 signatures required for White House response

‘Ten US sailors were missing after a US destroyer collided with an oil tanker in southeast Asia, the second serious accident involving American Navy ships in the region in little more than two months.

Search and rescue efforts were launched after the USS John S McCain was involved in a collision with the Alnic MC east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, the US 7th Fleet said in a statement.

The collision with the tanker happened at 5.24am local time as the guided-missile destroyer was heading to Singapore for a routine visit.

“There are currently 10 sailors missing and five injured,” the Japan-based 7th Fleet said.

Returning to the White House on Sunday night, President Donald Trump responded to reporters’ questions about the accident by saying: “That’s too bad.”’

Read more: Ten US sailors missing, five injured after destroyer USS John S McCain collides with oil tanker near Singapore

‘A four-year-old girl’s parents are demanding that child services shut down a Missouri daycare center after they were sent a picture of the child duct-taped to a chair.

The Missouri Department of Children and Family Services sent a picture to Elysha Brooks and Christian Evans showing their daughter taped to the chair at Little Learners of Florissant in Florrisant, Missouri.

‘One of her teachers DuctTaped her to a Chair and posted her on SC (Snapchat),’ Brooks said in a Facebook post.

‘I received a call from a hotline and they sent me this pic of my baby. This incident supposedly happened in March and the daycare still fail to inform us of the situation.

‘Also failed to document a incident of a rock being lodged in my baby ear that almost damaged her eardrum….’

Brooks had a hard time seeing the image of her child taped there. ‘I’m looking at a picture of my daughter duct-taped to a chair, and her facial expression, I can just imagine how she felt,’ Brooks said to KFVS.’

Read more: Furious parents demand answers after their daughter, four, was DUCT-TAPED to a chair by daycare staff who then posted a picture of the ordeal on Snapchat 

‘Congress is on a one-month summer recess. You would think that given the recent turmoil over the bill to eliminate Obamacare and the upcoming debate over tax policy the nation’s legislators would be back in their home districts talking to the voters. Some are, but many are not. “More than fifty” Congressmen are off on an all-expenses paid trip to Israel to demonstrate that “there is no stronger bond with any ally we have.” Yes indeed, a congress which cannot pass legislation to benefit the American people finds that it has only one voice when it comes to our troublesome little client state that also doubles as the leading recipient of U.S. tax dollars in the world.

How do they do it? They do it by relentless courting of the congress critters and media talking heads, all of whom know how to repay a favor. Some readers might be asking how Congress (spouses included) can accept these free trips from a foreign government? The current trip is estimated to be costing $10,000 per person. Well, the answer is that they can’t do it directly, which would be illegal, so the clever rascals at the American Israel Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC) have created an “charitable” foundation that pays the bills.’

Read more: Israel’s Chorus Sings Again

‘Alan Moore, the renowned graphic novel writer, and author of the dystopian classic V for Vendetta, politically identifies as an anarchist. His view that all political states are an outgrowth of anarchy, with the biggest gang taking control and dictating how things will be run, is manifested in V for Vendetta. As an anarchist, you can understand why he is doubtful of conspiracy theories and an all-powerful entity controlling the world. He believes in a chaotic world competing gangs position themselves to gain power and control.

The Guy Fawkes mask from V for Vendetta has been adopted by anarchist groups around the world, including: Anonymous, WikiLeaks, and the Occupy protestors. Moore’s positive view of the Occupy movement was based on his belief ordinary people had the right to reclaim what had been taken from them by criminal bankers. The initial impetus for the Occupy protests was the destruction of Main Street USA by Wall Street sociopaths, who not only escaped prosecution for their crimes, but were bailed out by the taxpayers they had pillaged and further enriched as captured politicians enabled them to get even bigger.’

Read more: Conspiracy or Chaos: ‘The Farce Of Competing Political Parties Is A Smoke Screen Used By The Deep State To Maintain Their Control’

‘Being trapped results in physical experiences beyond those caused by the immediate environs in which you are stuck. You feel it in your muscles, in your chest, in your throat and in your stomach. It is, to say the least, uncomfortable. While I can’t claim to have ever been thrown behind bars, with no good options and for no good reason, I can safely say that this is likely at least some of what it feels like to be victimized by the unjust money bail system. And we hope – strangely enough – that some of this translates into what you feel playing The Bail Trap game.

Yes, you read that right. We have made a game designed to frustrate, aggravate and agitate you. We want you to play a game you cannot win.’

Read more: Trapped – Brave New Films Presents the Bail Trap Game

‘President Donald Trump has praised a crowd of up to 40,000 anti-fascist protesters who marched through the streets of Boston in protest against right-wing activists hosting a ‘free speech’ rally on Saturday.

Some of the counter-protesters clashed with police after the largely peaceful march through the city had ended when the handful of activists who attended the free speech rally left.

President Trump tweeted: ‘I want to applaud the many protesters in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate. Our country will soon come together as one!

‘Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!’

Trump quickly deleted two tweets that misspelled the word heal as ‘heel’ and an hour earlier he had tweeted to condemn ‘anti-police agitators’.’

Read more: Tens of thousands of protesters oppose a ‘Free Speech’ rally

‘Donald Trump’s controversial aide Steve Bannon was ‘pushed out’ by his daughter Ivanka and her husband because his far-Right views clashed with their Jewish faith, according to Washington sources.

Chief strategist Bannon, 63, helped orchestrate the US President’s stunning election victory but was vilified for his extreme opinions.

Many blamed him for Trump’s failure last week to condemn neo-Nazis after a violent rally in Virginia at which a woman was killed and dozens were injured.

First daughter Ivanka converted to Orthodox Judaism when she wed millionaire businessman Jared Kushner in 2009.

The couple have three children. A source said: ‘Jared and Ivanka helped push him out. They were concerned about how they were being viewed by the Jewish community.’’

Read more: How Jewish convert Ivanka got ‘Bannon the Barbarian’ to go: Trump’s daughter ‘helped to force out’ aide blamed over President’s failure to condemn neo-Nazi rally

‘The heinous “crime” of “distracted walking” has become the latest trend that cities in the United States are looking to legislate into nonexistence—relying on tax dollars and the extortion of citizens to solve the problem instead of common sense.

Stamford, Connecticut, is the most recent city to join the bandwagon, and its proposal would make texting, and even talking, on an electronic device while walking illegal.

A report from CBS New York noted that “nationwide pedestrian fatalities jumped about 11 percent last year with nearly 6,000 people killed,” according to the National Governors’ Highway Safety Association.

John Zelinsky, a Stamford City representative who is fully in support of the proposal, claimed that its purpose “is not actually to raise money for the city, but to hopefully educate the public.” He said residents will face an initial fine of $30 if police deem that they fit the description of “distracted walkers.”’

Read more: New ‘Distracted Walking’ Legislation Will Outlaw Texting, And Even Talking, While Walking

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