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August 21, 2018  

Another grisly, violent weekend in Chicago--59 people shot, six fatalities, between Friday and Sunday night. It was the second weekend in a month that Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was outmatched by a level of gun violence a beefed-up police presence on the streets could not deter. The "tragic, senseless and cowardly" shootings, Johnson said, were carried out by many of "the same people" involved in the previous mass attacks. 

Leid Stories contends that the shooting and killing sprees not only are mindless acts of violence, but ultimately will serve as templates for managed self-annihilation as a means of social control.

 

 
 
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August 20, 2018  

Two current stories are the focus of Leid Stories' attention today. We look at how the Catholic Church is dealing with a tidal wave of sex-abuse cases. And so far, Omarosa Manigault Newman isn't convincing as a White House "insider." 

 

 

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August 17, 2018  

You’re cordially invited to "Free Your Mind Friday," our weekly, free-form gabfest that runs the gamut of listeners' opinions and ideas. 

We're a polite, friendly group, and we welcome differences of opinion. Call 888-874-4888 and let's hear you free your mind!

celebration of information, opinions and ideas. It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories, and joy in our world is having our say about things that matter.

Call in (888-874-4888) and join the festivities!

 
 
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August 16, 2018  

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died at her home in Detroit today after a long battle with cancer. She was 76.

We remember her.

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August 15, 2018  

Elisa Llenza, a citizen-journalist and activist, reports that crisis is the order of the day in Puerto Rico in just about every sphere of life for most Puerto Ricans. Ten months after Hurricane Maria hit the island, and after promises of federal aid to restore basic services, for example, thousands of school children and their teachers have no idea where classes are to be held. And there still is not a true accounting of how many lives were lost to the hurricane. For most, life is at bare subsistence level, Llenza reports, and even as the people persist, there is little indication things will change soon.

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August 14, 2018  

Historian and political scientist Dr. Gerald Horne gives an authoritative guided tour of global hot spots and their connection to U.S. trade, military and foreign policies.

Horne holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He has written more than 30 books and 100 scholarly papers on struggles against imperialism, colonialism, fascism and racism.

He regularly decodes complex social, political and economic issues on Leid Stories.

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August 13, 2018  

If it seemed that the federal investigation of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation had stalled or was eclipsed by prosecutions emanating from the Muller probe, that might just be a wrong reading. in fact, well-placed sources tell Leid Stories there is a major gearing up afoot, with at least two airplane loads of documents relating to the Clintons and their eponymous foundation recently shipped to investigators.

Charles Ortel, a retired Wall Street banker turned financial investigator, has been tracking the Clinton Foundation and its affiliated spinoffs all over the world for several years. He blew the lid off Wall Street crime during the 2008-2009 crash when he proved that several major corporations were overvaluing their stock.

Ortel's self-initiated probe of the Clinton Foundation has led him to conclude that it is a cleverly designed slush fund for the Clintons and “the largest unprosecuted charity fraud in history.”

He brings us up to speed on Clinton Foundation probes currently in play--both in the United States and in several other countries.

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August 10, 2018  

Quite a week. Lots to say. Get it said on “Free Your Mind Friday,” the best open forum on the planet.

Add your own special flavor to this delicious intellectual soup. Call 888-874-4888 and serve it up hot!

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August 9, 2018  

We've been walking around with the system's calamities cluttering our already overtaxed brains. Time to defrag and reclaim some brainspace for what really matters.

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August 8, 2018  

We return to yesterday's discussion about the City of Chicago's unprecedentedly  violent weekend., which saw 44 people shot, five of them fatally, in the span of 14 hours as the weekend began, and 44 others shot before the weekend was over. Even for Chicago, where 318 people have been killed so far this year, the weekend carnage was unprecedented.

We seek to understand this self-annihilation and how to get it to stop.

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