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Surprise: White Folks Giving Money To Corrupt Baltimore Police Defense Fund

22 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

GoFundMe Posted To Raise Money For Police Responsible For Freddie Gray’s Death Unsurprisingly, The Baltimore Police Union immediately resorted to e-begging to raise money for the six police officers charged in the homicide of Freddie Gray last week. The page

GoFundMe Changes Policy to Exclude Defense of Christians

That’s not how they put it, of course, but that’s what’s going on here. Having eliminated funding campaigns in favor of florists and bakers who refuse to violate their religious beliefs, using the thin excuse that these people were facing “charges,” the company has decided to expand the policy to justify their decision: GoFundMe’s old […]

US Defense Budget Authorizes $200Mln of Lethal Defensive Aid to Ukraine

The US House Armed Services Committee passed the bill to fund the US military in 2016, approving $200 million for lethal military assistance to Ukraine, according to the legislation agreed to on Thursday.

Obama increasing help to France in African terror fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is increasing the emergency Pentagon funding to help France fight terrorists in northwest Africa. Obama on Wednesday ordered the release of up to $35 million in defense services to battle extremists...Show More Summary

US Risks Wasting $500Mln in Afghan Mining, Oil Investments - Inspector Gen.

The US Department of Defense and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) stand to waste a half billion dollars in funding by abandoning the development of Afghanistan’s mining, oil and gas industries.

Kansas Official Seeks Legal Defense Funds for Anti-Choice Law Amid Budget Crisis

The arch-conservative Kansas governor this month signed SB 95 into law, which will make Kansas the first state in the nation to criminalize a medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions. Image: 41 Action News/ Youtube The post Kansas Official Seeks Legal Defense Funds for Anti-Choice Law Amid Budget Crisis appeared first on RH Reality Check.

10 Landmark Cases That Show How the NAACP LDF Reshaped Racial Justice

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund has been fighting for justice on behalf of African Americans for the past 75 years. Started in 1940 by its first director-counsel, Thurgood Marshall—who would go on to become the first African-American...Show More Summary

Walmart Cuts 17.4M Metric Tons of GHGs from Global Supply Chain

Walmart is on track to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain by the end of 2015. Through its partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund, Walmart has helped its suppliers reduce GHG emissions by more than 17.4 metric tons by the end of 2014, compared to the 2010 […]

Defense chief's Stanford speech, decoded: More funding for Silicon Valley

When Defense Secretary Ashton Carter asked Silicon Valley for help in a heavily publicized speech at Stanford University on Thursday morning, he didn't say what he'd offer in return.

Even as residents call police brutal and racist, they still call them for help

Ronald T. Hosko doesn’t back away easily from defending police. As president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, he is unabashedly pro-cop, and his organization will take on detractors with a near-religious fervor.Read full article >>

Care To Donate To The Poodle Defense Fund?

[Thanks for coming to the door- we won’t take long. There’s this REALLY big neighborhood bully cat- and he picks on all of us. If you could see your way clear to a tax-deductible donation, we can afford to buy some protection for ourselves. Like maybe an armored tank. It’s a HUGE cat. A…check? Sure, […]

Stakeholders Gather to Discuss How Time-Variant Electricity Pricing Can Work in New York

Last week, Environmental Defense Fund co-hosted a successful forum on residential time-variant electricity pricing – which allows customers to pay different prices for electricity depending on when it is used – within the context of New York’s ‘Reforming the Energy Vision’ proceeding. read more

Russian defense chiefs: US undermining global security by funding revolutions

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Top Russian defence officials lashed out at the United States Thursday, accusing it of undermining global security by funding revolutions and expanding NATO in a bid to contain Russia. Speaking at a conference in Moscow attended by his counterparts from North Korea, Greece and Pakistan, Defence...

Developer jailed for kickbacks gave money to Menendez fund

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

A New Jersey developer who got prison time for making illegal kickbacks contributed $10,000 to Sen. Bob Menendez's legal defense fund.

Developer jailed for kickbacks among Menendez contributors

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez's legal defense fund raised nearly $1.3 million up until the day before he was indicted on bribery and corruption charges, including $10,000 from a retired New Jersey developer who served two years...Show More Summary

Today's Incredible Robots Are the Killing Machines of the Future

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We love to marvel at the advanced robotics projects funded by the US Department of Defense because they’re so impressively—if clumsily—getting around and doing stuff like real humans. Motherboard’s latest documentary is an important reminder that today’s nerdy research will create the weapons of tomorrow. Read more...

Menendez raises $400,000 for corruption case legal defense

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez reports his legal defense fund raised $430,000 and spent about $100,000 this year before his indictment on bribery and corruption charges. The Democratic senator is fighting federal...Show More Summary

ILLINOIS: Donor To Schock Campaign Will Sue To Get His Money Back

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Daily Beast: A former donor to disgraced ex-Rep. Aaron Schock will file a class action lawsuit against him Wednesday morning, in hopes of preventing the Illinois Republican from using campaign funds for his legal defense. Howard...Show More Summary

F-X2: Brazil Buys Gripen, Deal Raises Prosecutor Eyebrows

FAB JAS-39E(click to view full) As Brazil started boosting its defense budgets in past years, its Navy and Army received funds to replace broken-down equipment, while new fighters will be a critical centerpiece of the Forca Aerea Brasileira’s (FAB) efforts. Boeing’s F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet, France’s Dassault’s Rafale, Saab’s JAS-39 Gripen NG were picked as […]

Why the Earth Gets Stronger When a Meteor Strikes

Scientists have studied the effects of meteor strikes above ground, but what happens to soil underground during a high-speed impact? In an experiment funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and recorded using a high-speed camera, physicists at Duke University set out to answer that question. They dropped a bullet-shaped...

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