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Business: Sears – The Store That Changed America – Declares Bankruptcy

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Sears, the once-dominant retail chain that changed how Americans shopped and lived, has filed for bankruptcy, CNN reports.

The 132-year-old company has been struggling for several years and is drowning in debt. The final straw was a $134 million debt payment due Monday that it could not afford.

Sears Holdings (SHLD), the parent company of Sears and Kmart, is among dozens of prominent retailers to declare bankruptcy in the era of Amazon (AMZN).

The filing in federal bankruptcy court in New York came in the early hours of Monday morning. The company issued a statement saying it intends to stay in business, keeping open stores that are profitable, along with the Sears and Kmart websites.

As of the filing, about 700 stores remained open and the company employed 68,000 workers. That’s down from 1,000 stores with 89,000 employees that it had as recently as February.

But Sears said that it’s…

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“Male and female He created them” – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in to the US Supreme Court - 6 October 2018

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court – October 6, 2018
Photo Credit: The Press Democrat

Despite sexual assault allegations, on October 6, 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court. His contentious nomination process before the male-dominated Senate Committee hammered home the gnawing reality: Women have yet to achieve equal footing with men under our legal system.

To achieve what may have been a lifelong ambition, Kavanaugh exposed his “two spirited daughters” to the public bashing of his integrity. Has he used the sexual allegations – which he has denied with tears and anger – as a teaching moment for his ten- and thirteen-year old daughters? Has he considered the possibility that his daughters could one day suffer the same trauma as his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford?

Ford did not tell her parents what had happened that summer day while she was out with…

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Deranged Liberal Critics Give Trump a Boost – Gerard Baker | The Times UK

Deranged Liberal Critics Give Trump a Boost

Gerard Baker | The Times UK

The Kavanaugh controversy has united Republicans as never before behind a president once viewed with deep suspicion

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad, we are told by the ancients. Donald Trump is no one’s idea of a god but his ability to reduce his opponents to wailing, gibbering husks, like demented characters in a Greek tragedy, seems increasingly Olympian in its reach.

Last weekend, as Brett Kavanaugh, the president’s Supreme Court nominee, was finally being confirmed in the Senate, the Furies were unleashed and the Republicans’ foes took flight from the asylum.         Continue reading

Sexual violence is the savage manifestation of female domination – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Sexual violence is the savage manifestation of female domination

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

A healer to the sexually brutalized and a survivor of such brutality — the Norwegian Nobel Committee selects them for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

The year is 1999 and Denis Mukwege, a French-trained gynecologist, opens the Panzi Hospital to treat women brutalized by war in his native Congo, dubbed the rape capital of the world.

Performing around 10 surgical operations in 18-hour days, Mukwege treats more than 85,000 women, 50,000 of them survivors of wartime rape. In a United Nations speech in September 2012, he denounces  “violence against women and rape as a strategy of war.” A month later, he escapes an assassination attempt because he is not at home at the time and goes into exile in Europe for three months. He returns after women in the area served by his hospital sell their crops to pay for his plane ticket.    Continue reading

Medical Research: Averting Black Fate—-Setting  the Record straight – By Yvonne Sam

Averting Black Fate—-Setting  the Record straight.

By Yvonne Sam

Long history of U. S Blacks being at the receiving end of medical abuse disguised as research.

Currently in modern day America there exists within the Black community an increasing trepidation and wariness with any type of health care provider and especially when they are taking something from the black population. Notably the Tuskegee experiment and other reported abuses against African American have contributed to Black people steering clear of medical research projects http://time.com/3208886/whistleblower-claims-cdc-covered-up-data-showing-vaccine-autism-link.

Now in an attempt to overcome this deepening incertitude the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, is if only to reach its goal of gathering a diverse group of participants in South Florida engaged in a massive medical research study called “All of Us.” The latter-mentioned is the service mark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is a more vendible and trafficable name for what is known in the medical industry as precision medicine initiative http://med.miami.edu/news/miller-school-and-collaborators-in-nih-all-of-us-research-program-awarded-4.       Continue reading

Did  Feminism provoke Toxic Masculinity? – By Yvonne Sam

Did  Feminism provoke Toxic Masculinity?

– By Yvonne Sam

In the search for the truth consider beginning at the root.

I listened with rapt attention to the testimonies of both the sexually assaulted professor Christine Blasey –Forde and the aggressor likely Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  With equal intensity along with the rest of the world, ( or so I think) I listened to female after female recount their  tales , some more explicitly detailed than others of being at the receiving end of undesirable and unsolicited male advances.

While the political imbroglio deepened, women took to the streets in major U. S cities to highlight women’s issues, and to ensure that their voices were heard especially where it pertained to the likely voting for Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Judge, a position that he would occupy for the rest of his living and giving years. Say NO for Judge Kavanaugh was the popular chant. .    Continue reading

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Temperament & the Supreme Court Justices  – By Yvonne Sam

Why the detractory brouhaha about Kavanaugh’s temperament when the Bench has seated others of worse ilk? History reveals a different story.

Listening to Senator after senator and the media ramble on about the absent fitness of Judge Brent Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, one would get the impression that Justices of the U. S Supreme Court had been warm, affable, even tempered individuals.

Taking pride of place in the heated debate about the likely confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh was the question of temperament.  Pushed aside was the impropriety issue. The basic contention lay in the fact that by elevating his voice during the final part of his confirmation hearing , impertinently interrupting, and accosting senators and characterizing  the charges against him as politically motivated, the nominee presented himself as having a character unsuited  for U. S Supreme Court justice. The general impression conveyed was that such a case was totally new not déjà vu.     Continue reading

Business: 8 Major Forces Shaping the Future of the Global Economy – Infographics

8 Major Forces Shaping the Future of the Global Economy

What are the big picture ideas driving the future of technology, investing, and business?

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The 8 Forces Shaping the Global Economy

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Thousands of Amazon Workers Learn They Just Won $15 an Hour – Commentary

This Is What It Looks and Sounds Like When Thousands of Amazon Workers Learn They Just Won $15 an Hour

by Jake Johnson, staff writer – October 02, 2018 – by Common Dreams – Comments

“Let me thank the many hundreds of Amazon workers who contacted my office and the Fight for $15 movement which has been leading this effort for years,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said in a statement on Tuesday. (Photo: Amazon/Screengrab)

What does it look and sound like when thousands of Amazon workers learn that CEO and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos has finally relented to widespread grassroots pressure and raised the company’s minimum wage to $15 an hour?

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