10 things you need to know today: June 30, 2015


Dr. Rex:

Here they are …. today’s headlines!!

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

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THE WEEK

1. Obama expands overtime pay to millions
President Obama announced Monday night that his administration is proposing to expand overtime eligibility for up to five million Americans by 2016. Currently, those with salaries over $23,660 are considered managers or professionals exempted from mandatory overtime pay for working more than 40 hours in a week. The rule change would raise the threshold to $50,440. “In this country, a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay,” Obama wrote in a Huffington Post op-ed.

Source: Politico, The Huffington Post

2. Finance minister confirms Greece won’t pay back IMF loans
Greece’s finance minister confirmed Tuesday that the country will not pay back the 1.6 billion euros it owes to the International Monetary Fund by this evening’s deadline. A default could force Greece out of the eurozone. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged by…

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Dr. Rex:

Oppression of black people …. at its origins!!

Originally posted on colouredjustice.wordpress.com:

10 Slave Codes That Were Designed To Oppress And Humiliate Black People

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Whites did not recognize marriage between two enslaved people, as it made it easier for them to break up a family through selling. In the French colonies, weddings between enslaved Blacks had to be carried out only with the masters’ permission, and it had to be a Catholic wedding to be recognized.

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Black Bodies Were Completely Commodified

The more enslaved people violently fought back in rebellion, the greater the severity of the slave codes, limiting even more the movements or rights of the oppressed. For example, the enslaved were offered as prizes in raffles. They were put up as wagers in gambling and offered as…

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NBC Universal Dumps Donald Trump Over Mexico ‘Rapist’ Remarks


Dr. Rex:

Can’t help but say …. that this is a good thing!!

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

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The network announced it was “ending its business relationship” with Trump after the magnate railed against Mexican immigrants in his presidential announcement speech, calling them “rapists” and drug dealers.

NBC emailed TPM the statement on Monday:

At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBC is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.

To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC.

In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in “The Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC.

“Celebrity Apprentice” is licensed from Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group and that relationship…

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Lupita Nyong’o returns home to Kenya, fights to save elephants


Dr. Rex:

Awesome ….. applauding her! Honorable cause!!

Originally posted on theGrio:

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is going back to Kenya in order to fight to save the elephants in her home from being slaughtered for ivory.

On Tuesday, Nyong’o described a “life-changing” visit to a national park and elephant orphanage:

It was my first time to really have an intimate experience with elephants. What struck me was how big they are, how quiet they are. It was really a breathtaking experience.

She said that she wanted to join the fight to make sure that such an experience could be enjoyed for generations to come:

I really do intend for my children to have that same experience. I am proud of my Kenyan heritage, and part of that heritage is the incredible wildlife haven that is in our care. Poaching steals from us all.

The actress will soon begin appearing in advertisements for WildAid in an effort to combat the killing of around 30,000 elephants…

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Thoughts for today, #189 … “Balance is Key”!!


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~~June 30, 2015~~ 

FROM STATE TO STATE

From light to dark and dark to light.
From sad to happy and happy to sad.
From night to day and day to night.
From bad to good and good to bad.

From peace to war and war to peace.
From love to hate and hate to love.
From release to hold and hold to release.
From above to below and below to above.

From strong to weak and weak to strong.
From doubt to faith and faith to doubt.
From belong to alone and alone to belong.
From outward to in and from in to out.

From found to lost and lost to found.
From grief to happy and happy to grief.
From sound to quiet and quiet to sound.
From relief to pain and pain to relief.

~Joshua Tepania~

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Something to think about …. “Tom is a very wise person”!!


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~~June 30, 2015~~ 

“What other people think of me is none of my business.”

~~Wayne Dyer~~

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.

If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened.

But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

~~Friedrich Nietzsche~~

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

~~Rita Mae Brown~~

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Greece, Puerto Rico, and the IMF: How Freddy Krueger will kill Puerto Rico


Dr. Rex:

They call it “Freddy Krueger” but it’s the USA ….. one more time: stealing all that is Puerto Rico! The culture, the economy, the land …. And so much more. But never our pride!!

Originally posted on WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS:

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

The Greek economy has collapsed. Over the past five years, its GDP shrank by 25%.  Youth unemployment stands at 60%.

As of yesterday, June 29, it closed all its banks for one week.

Today, June 30, it defaulted on an €1.55 billion ($1.73 billion) payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

It also imposed a nationwide restriction on ATM withdrawals, with a strict limit of 60 euros ($67) per day. Across the entire country, thousands of senior citizens swarmed their local bank branches, demanding their weekly government checks. They were all turned away.

Seniors shut out of an Alpha Bank branch in Thessaloniki, Greece

Greece is imploding.  Politics and self-interest took priority over sound management, until it was too late…and now the same thing, at the same moment, is happening in Puerto Rico.

The island owes a public debt of $73 billion. Over the past year, Wall Street demoted this…

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