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Duty to Warn

“We, the undersigned mental health professionals, believe in our professional judgment that Donald Trump manifests a serious mental illness that renders him psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of President of the United States. And we respectfully request he be removed from office, according to article 4 of the 25th amendment to the Constitution, which states that the president will be replaced if he is ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.’”

Duty To Warn is an association of mental health professionals and other concerned citizens who advocate Trump’s removal under the 25th Amendment on the grounds that he is psychologically unfit.

Efforts to bring Duty To Warn into the spotlight have been ongoing since Trump first stepped into the political ring. We are joined by mental health professionals from the various fields including, but not limited to, psychiatry, psychology, medicine, public health, public policy, and social work; in every field, professionals have been voicing their concern about the president’s instability.

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A political culture of power and influence rotten to the core

AUSTRALIA: If recent events have taught us anything, it's that our political culture needs a change that goes beyond basic legislation.

Australia’s politics has become a game of dirty power and influence. A game that benefits a particular class - politicians who get support from big businesses and businesses who get the influence they need. A game whose rules are written by those who benefit most from it and a game that has become deeply disconnected from regular people in every way, shape, and form. The mining lobby provides a perfect example.

This is a lobby that was credited with bringing down the Prime Ministership of Kevin Rudd over his proposed mining tax, and now seem to have complete influence over Liberal Party. It’s even got to the point where mining figures are literally writing policy for political parties, whilst ICAC is showing that this influence reaches out into straight out corruption. Revelations about the privileged access given to business executives demonstrate that this influence well beyond the mining industry and into the far reaches of most of our business community. These systems, just like many of the other parts of the power and influence game, are considered completely legitimate within our political game.

It’s no wonder that so many people are now feeling disconnected. Dissatisfaction with our political system is probably higher than it has been for years - a real crisis in politics. People are looking at what is going on and rightfully find it revolting.

Something clearly needs to change. There’s a chance that what is happening up the crisis in politics to the point where it has to shift. Many are already making call policy shifts. The problem with this approach, however, is that it puts the solutions into the hands of the very people who benefit from the current system.

That suggests that this goes well beyond basic policy. This is about our political culture - a culture of influence, power, and money. A political culture that has become disconnected from real people. A political culture that needs changing - a change that goes beyond basic legislation. Unfortunately, that is much harder to achieve. But it is becoming clearer every day that we have to do it.

SBS News

White supremacist' planned machete attack on LGBT event

A machete attack on an LGBT pride event was thwarted after the alleged attacker told people about his plan on Facebook.

Ethan Stables, 20, had assembled a machete, knives, an ax, an air rifle and a ball bearing gun in preparation for an attack on the New Empire pub in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria on June 23. Stables was foiled after he told members of a Facebook group about his plot to attack the LGBT pride event last summer and a member phoned the police and posted a warning on Twitter.

The Guardian

US prosecutor: Oregon has a big pot overproduction problem

Oregon’s top federal prosecutor said Friday the state has a “formidable” problem with marijuana overproduction.

Oregon voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana in 2014, and it became legal the following year. The state has allowed medical marijuana since 1998. It now has about 900 licensed recreational growers, with more than 1,100 licenses awaiting approval. Another roughly 25,600 growers in the state produce cannabis for medical marijuana patients.

More than 500 retailers are licensed to sell recreational weed, with nearly 250 applications pending.

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