Manoel de Barros comigo!

” Passava os dias ali, quieto, no meio das coisas miúdas. E me encantei.”

Manoel de Barros.

Nota: Trecho de entrevista ” Manoel de Barros faz do absurdo sensatez” ao Jornal Estado de São Paulo ( 18/ 10/ 97)

Marii Freire comigo!

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Santarém, Pá 25 de outubro de 2022

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Who do you trust? — Filosofa’s Word

Originally posted on The Mind of Brosephus: Here we are, less than 16 days away from election day, and a major news outlet is putting out information like this. My initial response is, “Who in the hell are they polling?” I also want to know in which alternative universe the polling responders reside. Why would…

Who do you trust? — Filosofa’s Word

Department of Education moves to expedite Public Service Loan Forgiveness –

The U.S. Department of Education issued changes to public service loans to remove barriers between borrowers and student loan debt relief.

A one-time executive action will impact borrowers in qualifying public service jobs, such as military, law enforcement and healthcare, as well as employees with nonprofit organizations, the Department of Education announced Tuesday. This action will take the department to the implementation of permanent changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program taking effect in July.

Source: Department of Education moves to expedite Public Service Loan Forgiveness –

Senate Candidate’s Chicken Firm Tied to Benefits from Unpaid Labor | Food Manufacturing (Me: Another Walker story has huge holes in it…)

A federal lawsuit, still pending against CAAIR and Simmons, has detailed how some participants were allegedly pressured to work when injured, compelled to attend religious services, and threatened with imprisonment if their work was unsatisfactory.

CAAIR, participants alleged in court, did not always provide necessary rehabilitative or psychiatric treatment, the kind that Walker has emphasized when he shares his personal story and advocates for people suffering from mental illness. CAAIR described its services in court filings as “a combination of work therapy and spiritual and religious counseling.”

“If you’re working full-time in a chicken facility, you don’t have enough hours in the day to complete a full program,” said Snider, explaining that “talking to professional counselors” and “being set up with real educational advancement opportunities and skills training” must be included. “There’s a lot more components than working 12 hours a day cleaning chickens,” she said.

Nonetheless, a trial court judge in 2020 rejected participants’ assertions that the program violated federal labor law. CAAIR, the court ruled, remains a permissible component of the state criminal justice system. Participants’ appeal is pending.

Source: Senate Candidate’s Chicken Firm Tied to Benefits from Unpaid Labor | Food Manufacturing

Two Right-Wing Operatives Plead Guilty in 2020 Robocall Scheme – The New York Times

Two right-wing political operatives have pleaded guilty in Ohio to a telecommunications fraud charge for arranging thousands of robocalls that falsely claimed that the information voters included with mail ballots could be used by law enforcement and debt collectors, prosecutors said.

The operatives, Jacob Wohl, 24, of Los Angeles, and Jack Burkman, 56, of Arlington, Va., entered their pleas on Monday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court in Cleveland, prosecutors said.

The men were indicted in 2020 after they were accused of using the robocalls to intimidate residents in minority neighborhoods to refrain from voting by mail at a time when many voters were reluctant to cast ballots in person because of the coronavirus pandemic. The calls also claimed that the government could use mail-in voting information to track people for mandatory vaccination programs, prosecutors said.

“These individuals infringed upon the right to vote, which is one of the most fundamental components of our democracy,” the Cuyahoga County prosecutor, Michael C. O’Malley, said in a statement announcing the guilty pleas on Monday.

Over 29,000 migrants died on route to Europe since 2014 – UN agency | Euronews

More than 29,000 people have died on migration routes to Europe since 2014, according to a new report.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said at least 5,684 migrants had died trying to reach Europe since the start of last year alone.

According to its report, the deadliest migration route remains the Central Mediterranean from Libya and Tunisia towards Malta or Italy, with migrants crossing the seas in dangerous, rickety rafts.

The IOM said on Tuesday that 2,836 migrants and refugees have died along this route since January 2021 — an increase on the previous period.

Meanwhile, more than 1,500 deaths have been recorded on the Atlantic Ocean route from West Africa to Spain’s Canary Islands since 2021.

Source: Over 29,000 migrants died on route to Europe since 2014 – UN agency | Euronews