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Drought Map for Dec. 7th 2017

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US Naval Institute on Sexual Harassment


A large number of women being interviewed fear most that this spate of attack news merely will appear as a blip in history. Real change requires more than listening to and believing the #MeToo stories. This national opportunity requires action from all of us, including men. What will we do to prevent this from occurring in the next generation? We must not be silent witnesses to history.

I’m determined to be part of the solution. I want every shipmate, every employee, and every friend to know that I create safe environments. I won’t harass. I won’t assault. I won’t tolerate an atmosphere where others think that they can get away with either of these. I won’t turn a blind eye to rumors and accusations. I won’t punish victims for coming forward. #IWont.

A few years ago, the U.S. Naval Academy started a program within their athletic department that the DoD highlighted as a model worthy of emulation. All athletes, coaches and their staff must sign a contract stating they will not (I Won’t) engage in behaviors that create the environment for sexual assault to occur. If that is what it takes to curb sexual assault, it seems like a small inconvenience to make a commitment in writing. In the meantime, we can all post #IWont on our social media accounts and publicly commit to our shipmates that they will live and work in an environment of zero tolerance for sexual assault or harassment.

Commander George Capen, U.S. Navy

Trump White House Weighing Plans for Private Spies to Counter “Deep State” Enemies

This would raise the rivalry levels w/i T’s admin between hisuns and the Borguns to shoot-on-sight levels….

“The Trump administration is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Trump’s presidency.

“The creation of such a program raises the possibility that the effort would be used to create an intelligence apparatus to justify the Trump administration’s political agenda.

“Pompeo can’t trust the CIA bureaucracy, so we need to create this thing that reports just directly to him,” said a former senior U.S. intelligence official with firsthand knowledge of the proposals, in describing White House discussions.”


a very motivated bear

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