Judiciary Dems: Kremlin may have used the NRA to help Trump campaign

That’s called treason. Aiding and abetting treason is treason. Therefore, we should expect this organization to be disbanded and leadership thrown in jail:

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee say they have obtained documents that suggest Russia used the National Rifle Association (NRA) to help President Trump‘s 2016 campaign.

The Democrats on Wednesday released a document outlining preliminary findings from their investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. It states that the Kremlin may have “used the NRA to secretly fund Mr. Trump’s campaign.”

New FBI Data Shows Active Shooters Caused Nearly 750 Casualties in 2017

Mass gun violence continues to worsen. The facts are clear. At it’s because the NRA has overwhelming control of the U.S. Congress. America is a war zone. And you could be next. Is that good with you?

More Americans were killed or wounded by active shooters in 2017 than in any year since the Federal Bureau of Investigation began keeping track.

All told, nearly 750 people were shot in 30 incidents, according to a newly released FBI report. The shooters were of different ages, from different places, and motivated by different grievances. But all were men, and all acted alone.

Casualties jumped dramatically from 2016 to 2017, though the entirety of that increase can be attributed to the Las Vegas strip massacre, which alone had more than 500 victims. Even subtracting the toll of that one event, 2017 was among the deadliest years on record.

Between 2010 and 2016, an average of 127 Americans were shot in active shootings each year, setting the United States apart from the rest of the world.

Sturm Ruger Will Track Gun Violence, After Shareholders Back ‘Activist Resolution’

Another victory against the gun industry:

Sturm Ruger, one of the largest gun-makers in the U.S., will track and report on gun violence involving its products, after its shareholders backed a proposal that the company’s board had recommended not adopting.

Ruger says that while it must now produce the gun violence report, the proposal — which it called a “shareholder’s activist resolution” — cannot “force us to change our business.”

Study: Billionaires Could End Extreme Poverty 7 Times Over

The global economy created a record number of billionaires last year, exacerbating inequality amid a weakening of workers’ rights and a corporate push to maximize shareholder returns, charity organization Oxfam International said in a new report.

The world now has 2,043 billionaires, after a new one emerged every two days in the past year, the nonprofit organization said in a report published Monday. The group of mostly men saw its wealth surge by $762 billion, which is enough money to end extreme poverty seven times over, according to Oxfam.

According to separate data compiled by Bloomberg, the top 500 billionaires’ net worth grew 24% to $5.38 trillion in 2017, while the world’s richest person, Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos, saw a gain of $33.7 billion.

Source: Study: Billionaires Could End Extreme Poverty 7 Times Over | Money

Ex-convict who claimed to be Jesus strangled a Muslim woman with her own head scarf as she delivered him food

Hate in the era of Trump:

An Atlanta man claiming to be Jesus attacked a Muslim delivery driver and strangled her with her own head scarf as she delivered food to him — and later learned that he’d been booked for violence in the past. Atlanta’s WSB-TV reported that Sonya King, a Muslim woman who wears the fully-covered niqab, fought back after 54-year-old Rick Painter grabbed her from behind. As she used her fingers to poke him in the eyes and…

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere just hit its highest level in 800,000 years and scientists predict deadly consequences

For the first time in recorded history, the average monthly level of CO2 in the atmosphere exceeded 410 parts per million in April, according to observations at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.

…Research indicates that if unchecked, increased CO2 levels could lead to tens of thousands of pollution-related deaths, reach a point at which it slows human cognition, and contribute to rising sea levels, searing heat waves, and superstorms that scientists project as effects of climate change.

Source: Carbon dioxide in atmosphere exceeds 410 ppm, threatens human health – Business Insider

Trump beat by Putin, China’s Xi in Forbes most powerful person list

Does Trump know this? It might have something to do with The Donald being puppet of the Russian dictator:

Forbes has released its list of the world’s most powerful people, and not surprising at all, the top four spots go to world leaders.But, China and Russia’s leaders are considered to be more powerful than U.S. President Donald Trump. China’s leader Xi Jinping is considered the world’s most powerful person, next is Russian leader Vladimir Putin and in third place is Trump. Germany’s leader Angela Merkel ranks fourth.

It certainly has something to with the U.S. losing respect throughout the world:

Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations.”

And things are getting worse. A January Gallup poll taken between March and November of 2017 found that foreign approval for U.S. leadership was just 30 percent, down from 48 percent in 2016 (disapproval rose from 28 to 43 percent). That rating is below that for the Bush administration. In contrast, foreign views of Chinese, German, and Russian leadership remained generally positive and unchanged.