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Wednesday Clutter: Child Kidnapping Protests Continue, Canadian Pot, Boston Red Sox, Tom Brady, Kristen Bell, Ghost, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  How are you?  I learned something important yesterday:  It's much easier to water your garden when  you're not dodging falling tree limbs.  Who knew?  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the coffee is ready.  Grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter.

The United States is leaving the UN Human Rights Council.  The Trump administration says it has something to do with political corruption, and the body being "anti-Israel."  It certainly can't be the fact that the U.S. is committing human rights violations for the world to see by ripping babies and children from their families.  There are now "tender age shelters" for children under 13 who've been torn away from their parents. 

This is what we're doing to those children:

"Their heart rate goes up. Their body releases a flood of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. Those stress hormones can start killing off dendrites, the little branches in brain cells that transmit messages. In time, the stress can start killing off neurons and, especially in young children, wreaking dramatic and long-term damage, both psychologically and to the physical structure of the brain."

Tender Age Shelters June 20 2018This madness has to stop. (pic via wcpo.com)

Donald Trump spoke about the family separation policy yesterday, and lied about every aspect of it.  The man is lost in his own fantasy world, and his disconnection from reality only seems to be growing stronger with each passing day.

Here's a look at some of the companies that are profiting from this reprehensible behavior.

Back on the traitor-corruption front, Russian buyers dropped $109 million in all-cash purchases of 10 Trump-branded real estate properties.  Yeah, no chance that ties back to money laundering.

Facebook Messenger users, how do you feel about the fact that you'll now have to deal with video ads next to your messages?  Will it change how you use Messenger at all, or is it just the latest irritation to come from the social media giant?

Congratulations to Canada for legalizing marijuana and moving towards a reality-based drug policy.  Of course, we expect a tweet-storm from the Great Pumpkin at some point claiming Canada has been sending "bad Canucks" across the border for years and has never been this country's ally.

Massachusetts could grant its first recreational marijuana license on Thursday, but it's still expected to take a while before anyone can actually buy recreational pot.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh continues to raise his visibility across Massachusetts as rumors swirl about future career aspirations.

The Boston Red Sox lost 6-2 to the Minnesota Twins last night.  Chris Sale was outstanding but once again has nothing to show for it.  Sale gave up just two runs and three hits over seven innings, and the Twins didn't even have their first base-runner of the night until the fifth.  However, Minnesota got to the Sox bullpen for four runs in the eighth, and that was all she wrote.  The Boston offense had plenty of chances all night, leaving 11 men on base.  While this has been a successful road trip to this point, the Boston bats haven't been on fire.  David Price takes the mound against the Twins tonight.

Tom Brady now has New England Patriots fans buzzing over the latest sign that he might intend to play until 45 after all.  TB 12 is the greatest quarterback of all-time, and we're beyond amazed at everything he's done over his career, but maybe he could stop talking and just play football for a while.

Star Trek fans must be giddy over the rumors that Patrick Stewart could be returning to the franchise.

We stumbled across this trailer for a new Netflix movie called, Like Father, starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer, and maybe the coffee just hasn't kicked in yet, but this seems like it might have some potential:

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Let's have Ghost close things out with, "Rats," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy the rest of your day, be good (put on some sunscreen if you're going to be outside a lot today), and we'll see you back here again for more fun soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.

 

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