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Abandoned Japanese boy: Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka 'forgives father'

Source: BBC

A Japanese boy who was lost for six days in dense forests after his parents left him behind has been discharged from hospital.Takayuki Tanooka, 44, and his wife briefly left Yamato Tanooka by the side of the road on the northern island of Hokkaido on 28 May as punishment. When they came back he was gone. A huge search was launched and the boy was found at a military base on Friday.

Mr Tanooka said in an interview on Monday that Yamato forgave him. Mr Tanooka told broadcaster TBS in an interview: "I said to him, 'Dad made you go though such a hard time. I am sorry'."
"And then, my son said, 'You are a good dad. I forgive you'."

The boy was found on Friday morning in a hut on a military drill field, some 5.5km (3.4 miles) from where he was left as a punishment for throwing stones at people and cars.

He said he had lost his sense of direction from crying and walked for about five hours before arriving at the building where he was found, according to The Mainichi newspaper.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36466399

I'm just glad he was found physically unharmed.

Flashback: AP Calls The Nomination For Obama "Tues" June 3rd 2008

Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois claimed the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night, NBC News projected based on its tally of convention delegates.

By doing so, he shattered a barrier more than two centuries old to become the first black candidate ever nominated by a major political party for the nation’s highest office.

“After 54 hard-fought contests, our primary season has finally come to an end,” Obama told cheering supporters in a victory celebration in St. Paul, Minn., at the site of the convention that will nominate his Republican opponent in the fall, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.


Timing is everything!

It was a bold move but will it pay off?

The proclamation by AP was a bold move and I wonder what the true motives are. The timing cannot be overlooked. Just like the timing of Hillary foreign policy speech. So maybe the internal polling didn't show the bump team Hillary was expecting? I've noticed lately there's been a lot of talk about Hillarys internal polling.

This move of announcing that Hillary the nominee could actually have a negative effect on Hillarys turn out so maybe this is some CYA for when Bernie wins California.
You can look at the math anyway you want but until the supers actually vote they are purely polling statistics.

Tomorrow should be interesting.

Calif. sees record high voter registrations going into primary

"A record number of voters have registered in California ahead of its presidential primary this week, the state's secretary of state announced Friday.

A report released on Friday shows that there are 17,915,053 voters registered as of the state’s May 23 deadline, the most the state has ever seen going into a primary.
“Nearly 18 million California citizens are registered to vote in the June 7 Presidential Primary,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a statement.

“In the 45 days leading up to the voter registration deadline, there was a huge surge in voter registration — total statewide voter registration increased by nearly 650,000. Part of this surge was fueled through social media, as Facebook sent a reminder to all California users to register to vote.”

According to the report, about 72 percent of eligible Californians are registered to vote.

Of the state’s voters, about 45 percent are registered as Democrats, which is a one-point increase since April. Republicans make up about 27 percent and unaffiliated voters account for about 23 percent.

Around this date in 2012, there were 17,153,699 registered voters in California. "


I'm glad to see that Republicans makeup only 27% of the total.

The View Co-hosts Discuss Hillary Calling Trump Unfit to Be President

In a recent speech Hillary Clinton says a thinned skinned and temperamental person, like Trump, is unfit to President. Donald Trump struck back at Hillary stating she needs to go to jail over her e-mail scandal. Some feel Hillary's speech was great while others think she has not stated anything new.


Hillary Rodham Clinton, class of 1969

For those interested. As a fan of vintage photography, there's some good B&W pictures of Hillary Clinton that I haven't seen before.

Albright: 'Nobody is going to die' from Clinton emails

Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while at the State Department will not kill anyone, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Friday. But Donald Trump's rhetoric might, the Clinton ally suggested.

"She has said she made a mistake, and nobody is going to die as a result of anything that happened on emails," Albright told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day," after the host broached the multifaceted criticism and concerns about Clinton's foreign policy from opponents and supporters alike.
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Cuomo referenced Clinton's use of private emails, along with the infamous failed reset with Russia and her role in orchestrating the nuclear deal with a hostile Iranian regime, a day after Albright's Democratic successor at Foggy Bottom delivered a blistering speech ripping Trump's foreign policy credentials.

"I am concerned about some of the statements that Donald Trump has made that are dangerous," Albright said. "On the issue of Russia, the fact that Donald Trump admires Putin is one of the reasons that I can't agree with a word he says because the reset takes two to reset."
Albright blamed Moscow for the reset's failure, remarking that Vladimir Putin "is the one that has made very aggressive moves against Ukraine and pushed Europe around, which is why we need a strong NATO."

"And the Iran nuclear deal has made it clear that Iran will not have a nuclear weapon. That is positive. So I think people—these are very, very difficult and complicated issues that need to be explained. And I thought Secretary Clinton's speech went a long way to laying out what was a rational national security policy," she said. "And I would hope and I would be so happy to participate in this, is having really an in-depth discussion of the issues that are out there so that America will be safe. And that's what we need to talk about instead of name-calling, frankly."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/madeleine-albright-clinton-email-223861#ixzz4AWTokfFd

Black women become most educated group in US

Black women are now the most educated group in US, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Between 2009 and 2010, black women earned 68 per cent of associate's degrees, 66 per cent of bachelor's degrees, 71 per cent of master's degrees and 65 per cent of all doctorate degrees.

The percentage of black students attending college has increased from 10 per cent to 15 per cent from 1976 to 2012, while the percentage of white students fell from 84 to 60 per cent.

By both race and gender, a higher percentage of black women (9.7 per cent) is enrolled in college than any other group, including Asian women (8.7 per cent), white women (7.1 per cent) and white men (6.1 per cent).

However, a recent study found black women make up just 8 per cent of private sector jobs and 1.5 per cent of leadership roles.

Black, Asian and other ethnic minority NHS staff more likely to be bullied by colleagues, new report finds
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When it comes to the public sector, a quarter of state legislators are women, but less than a quarter of those are women of colour.

Catalyst found in 2014 that Asian, black, and Hispanic women make up 17 per cent of workers in S&P 500 companies, but fewer than four per cent of executive officials and managers.

The same groups also make up fewer than three per cent of Fortune 500 company board directors.


I'm proud of our sisters and now we need to help our brothers build as well.

Hillary Clinton Supports Death Penalty For Dylann Roof

Hillary Clinton supports the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the accused shooter of nine parishioners at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, her campaign confirmed.

In the week since the Justice Department announced its decision to seek the death penalty in the Roof case, the former secretary of state had held off on weighing in. But in an email to The Huffington Post on Thursday, Clinton's top spokesman, Brian Fallon, said "she respects the Justice Department decision."

In coming out in support of the DOJ's move, Clinton has drawn a contrast between herself and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), whose campaign said he disagreed with the decision.

But the two candidates have never quite seen eye-to-eye on the issue of capital punishment. Sanders has steadfastly rejected its use on moral grounds and in the belief that it does little to actually deter crime. Clinton has said capital punishment should exist but be used only for the most heinous crimes. The shooting at Emanuel AME Church met her definition of heinous.


Judge orders Obama administration to release new Clinton emails

"A federal judge has ordered the Obama administration to release new emails connected to Hillary Clinton before Democratic convention in July.

In an order late on Wednesday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson told the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to hand over to the Republican National Committee (RNC) whatever records it could as part of an RNC’s open records lawsuit on July 11.

After that, USAID will need to consult with the State Department about hundreds of other pages of documents, which could be released at some point in the future.

The RNC sued the aid agency in March, seeking two sets of communications: those between USAID officials and key former aides at the State Department, as well as those between USAID and private domain names associated with Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton and others including the Clinton Foundation. The effort appeared to be investigating allegations that the former secretary of State’s family foundation had undue influence on USAID.
The RNC lawsuit was one of several it has filed seeking records connected to Clinton, in a preview of a battle sure to last throughout the general election.

Before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, USAID has claimed that it has discovered approximately 3,300 pages of records that it might be able to hand over to the Republican Party organization. But roughly 2,600 of those reportedly need to be cleared with the State Department before they can be released.

In her order on Wednesday, Jackson said that USAID should release to the RNC what it can by July 11, and determine a schedule for releasing the rest."

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