Palestinian shot dead in Gaza as protesters clash with Israeli troops in West Bank

Why does any change have to be met with violence? This is insane.

Clashes erupt as people across Muslim world demonstrate against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

A Palestinian was shot dead in Gaza by the Israeli army on Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said, the first person killed in clashes that began after Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Thursday.

Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank as worshippers throughout the Muslim world took to the streets after the weekly Friday midday prayers to protest against Trump’s decision.

The confrontations came as Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, suggested that any move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – as called for by the US president – could take at least two years.

Full Article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/08/palestinian-shot-dead-in-gaza-as-protesters-clash-with-israeli-troops-in-west-bank

Amid growing isolation, North Korea falls back on close ties with Cuba

In the midst of increasing international isolation, North Korea is sending its foreign minister to an old ally: Cuba. In a short message released Friday, North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency announced that Ri Yong Ho and his delegation departed on their journey to Havana.

The move comes after a number of North Korean trading partners announced that they would be suspending trade with North Korea. Pyongyang’s seventh-largest trading partner, Singapore, announced that it would halt its trade ties with the country Thursday. In September, the Philippines — North Korea’s fifth-largest trading partner — said it would do the same.

Full Article: Washington Post

Morgan Stanley CEO: US corporate taxes in 20% range would be economically ‘stimulating’

U.S. corporate taxes within the 20 percent range would be a plus for the economy, Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO James Gorman told CNBC on Thursday.

Rates in the world’s largest economy are currently 35 percent, versus 15 to 25 percent in major jurisdictions elsewhere in the world, he explained. “For the U.S. to be so much off market, it’s going to lead to corporations doing things they normally wouldn’t do in terms of shifting revenues offshore … the U.S. has to bring the corporate tax plan down.”

Full Article: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/15/morgan-stanley-ceo-james-gorman-on-us-economy.html

Early Comey draft accused Clinton of gross negligence on emails

An early draft of former FBI Director James Comey’s statement closing out the Hillary Clinton email case accused the former secretary of State of having been “grossly negligent” in handling classified information, newly reported memos to Congress show.

The tough language was changed to the much softer accusation that Clinton had been “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information when Comey announced in July 2016 there would be no charges against her.

Full Article: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/358982-early-comey-memo-accused-clinton-of-gross-negligence-on-emails

New Book: Why Mommies Matter

What would you do to enhance your baby’s mental and emotional well-being?

Erica Komisar, a New York psychoanalyst, says she is in the business of making people uncomfortable. She succeeded brilliantly with the publication of her new book — which has made a lot of people not just uncomfortable, but downright angry.

Mommies and Emotionally Healthy Babies

The book is titled Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters. Komisar wrote it after noticing a disturbing trend: A huge increase in the number of kids being diagnosed at an earlier age with mental disorders and emotional problems.

Full Article: The Stream

FBI Requests Information From Senate About the Sale of Baby Body Parts – Planned Parenthood?

The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request.

The request was made in recent days, the sources said, to the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), last December referred Planned Parenthood and several other abortion providers to the FBI for investigation after a lengthy probe into the transfers of fetal tissue.

Full Article: The Hill

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Tom Sizemore Kicked Off Movie Set for Allegedly Molesting an 11 Year Old Girl

During the filming of Born Killers in 2003 Tom Sizemore was accused of inappropriately touching a girl. When this was reported he was sent home for the day. According to actress Robyn Adamson:

“At one point her eyes got just huge, like she could’ve vomited.” Afterwards, she said the young girl “had trouble taking direction.”

The following day casting director Catrine McGregor said the she got a call from the 11 Year Old Girl’s agent, informing her that the girl had told her mother she had been inappropriately touched.

Don’t forget, Sizemore has a history of violence, drug abuse, and possible sex addition.

Read More: A dozen cast and crewmembers tell THR that the actor was sent home after the girl told her parents about the incident.Original Title: Tom Sizemore Was Sent Home From a Movie Set for Allegedly Molesting an 11-Year-Old Girl

Lagerfeld sparks fury over migrants Holocaust comments

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has sparked outrage by evoking the Holocaust as he attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for opening the country’s borders to migrants.

“One cannot — even if there are decades between them — kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place,” he told a French television show.

Full Article:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/lagerfeld-sparks-fury-over-migrants-holocaust-comments-111212848.html