José Saramago

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“Cada um de nós vê o mundo com os olhos que tem, e os olhos veem o que querem, os olhos fazem a diversidade do mundo e fabricam as maravilhas, ainda que sejam de pedra, e altas proas, ainda que sejam de ilusão. “

José Saramago

https://www.pensador.com

Marii Freire Pereira

https://Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

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Santarém, Pá 14 de julho de 2022

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Abortion: P. Lazos + Privilege + Pod40: Blog Tips + Loan Words

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

Blog post title over photo of a woman holding a sign that reads, "Mandatory Vasectomies: Life Begins at Ejaculation."

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Click H-E-R-E for my podcast page at AnchorFM. This week’s show is the audio version of 27 Blog Tips + Borrowed Words by da-AL.

At the Happiness Between Tails podcast page,you’ll also find links to subscribe, hear, and share it via most any platform, fromSpotify andApple Podcasts,toGoogle Podcastsand Pocket Casts,along withRadioPublicand Castbox andStitcherand more, plus anRSS feed. Check out the full list of 50+ places.

While fooling around — erhem, doing research — for my novels, I wandered across findings that conclude many well-off white guys want equality and equity for all. The problem is, since they don’t see it regarding them, their time is all full up with making and enjoying their inherent privileges.

“Humans are rational; we rationalize whatever we want,” or something to that effect, is how noted

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She treated Myanmar’s resistance and paid with her life – BBC News

Zarli Naing

A month after the coup, she left Nay Pyi Taw and returned to her home village. But fearing her political activism would endanger her family, she decided to move on to a safe zone in the north of Magway, which is largely controlled by opposition forces.

There she became part of an extensive underground healthcare network run by the thousands of doctors and nurses who have left their jobs in protest against the coup.

She was also trying to complete an online degree course from the prestigious University of Nursing in Mandalay. She had started the programme in early 2020, but it was disrupted by the pandemic.

“When I spoke to her a month ago she told me how happy she was to be there,” says one of her online supervisors, a nursing instructor for the clandestine network.

“She was especially happy that she could give first aid training to the PDF fighters in her area, because there are no other healthcare staff there. She was the only one able to give that service to them.”

 

Source: She treated Myanmar’s resistance and paid with her life – BBC News

‘They started hunting for me’: Ukraine politicians face torture in Russian detention – By Matt Murphy BBC News July 14, 2022 — Just Sayin’

3 hours ago Russian soldiers have been accused of torturing civilians while in detention Hundreds of Ukrainians, including civilians and local politicians, are being subjected to forced detentions by Russian forces in occupied regions, the UN has told the BBC.  1,246 more words

‘They started hunting for me’: Ukraine politicians face torture in Russian detention – By Matt Murphy BBC News July 14, 2022 — Just Sayin’

The Price Of A Miracle

Weekend Stories by Trishikh

The jerk from a sudden impact startled Biju from his momentary slumber. In a split second, he applied the brakes as years of driving instincts kicked in, and the Toyota Innova Crysta veered and screeched to a dead halt. As the smell of grazed rubber gently floated into the MUV through its rolled-down windows, beads of perspiration appeared on the forehead of its seasoned driver. Looking back in his rearview mirror, Biju said a silent prayer and drove away as the broken body of an unknown man lay twitching in a pool of blood. Accidents such as these were not uncommon in the dead of a pitch-black moonless night on a remote highway, deep in the rural hinterlands of the Indian state of Bihar. To answer nature’s call in the open, sleepy villagers often crossed paved roads and national highways in the early hours.

Six hundred and thirty kilometres away…

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Marii Freire Pereira

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

” O meu senso de Justiça sempre me guiou diante de qualquer decisão. Se eu, Marii não tivesse me formado em Direito, ainda assim, em qualquer outra área que atuasse, certamente, essa característica relacionada a Justiça, iria sobressair de qualquer maneira “

Quando eu era criança, mesmo tendo pouca capacidade de avaliar determinadas questões que me causava incômodo, nunca deixei de dizer dentro de mim, que o que eu via e ouvia era errado. Lembro de ouvir frases em relação a pessoas que diminuíam as suas qualidades como indivíduo por ser negro, gay, por ver mulher apanhar. Quando eu nasci em 1979, bater em mulher era considerado algo ” normal”. Afinal, se dizia que todos os casais tinham problemas e ninguém tinha nada com isso, ou seja, ninguém “deveria meter a colher “. A violência contra a mulher vem de ” longa data”. Recordo, aos meus 5, 6 anos, não…

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Secret Service agents’ January 6 texts were erased after oversight request | Secret Service | The Guardian

Texts sent between US Secret Service agents on 5 and 6 January 2021 were erased after the agency’s oversight body sought the communications in a review into the Capitol attack, according to a letter from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).

The disclosure in the letter, sent on Thursday to the House homeland security and Senate homeland security and government affairs committees, marked the latest failure for the Secret Service amid increasing scrutiny for their actions over the attack.

Appearing to rebuke the erasure of the messages, the inspector general, Joseph Cuffari, decried the move and noted that the destruction came only after the body sought the communications as part of an internal investigation into the agency’s response to the January 6 events.

Source: Secret Service agents’ January 6 texts were erased after oversight request | Secret Service | The Guardian

Bank of America Fined $225 Mn for ‘Botching’ US Covid-19 Aid Payments

Two US agencies fined Bank of America a total of $225 million on charges it wrongfully froze unemployment and other public benefit programs at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau imposed a $100 million penalty on Bank of America (BofA) for “botching” the disbursement of state unemployment programs during Covid-19, the agency said.

“Bank of America (BofA) automatically and unlawfully froze people’s accounts with a faulty fraud detection program, and then gave them little recourse when there was, in fact, no fraud,” the agency said in a news release.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency fined BofA $125 million for “violations of law and unsafe or unsound practices” in the bank’s administration of public benefits programs.

The agencies also required the US bank to provide payments to those wrongfully deprived payments.

Source: Bank of America Fined $225 Mn for ‘Botching’ US Covid-19 Aid Payments