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Billionaires, meanwhile. have doubled their collective net worth to more than $5 trillion in just 5 years.


Revenue from the U.S. estate tax has been cut in half in two years, new data from the Internal Revenue Service shows, even as dynastic wealth soars.

Just 1,275 wealthy families paid $9.3 billion in estate tax to the U.S. Treasury in 2020. As recently as 2018, the IRS collected more than $20 billion from nearly 5,500 families.

The dramatic decline -- to the point where the tax is paid by 0.04% of dying Americans --
>is largely the result of the tax overhaul enacted by Republicans in 2017, which doubled the amount the wealthy can pass to heirs without triggering the levy.

Married couples can now transfer $23.4 million over their lifetimes tax-free, but families with vastly greater sums can hire sophisticated advisers to get around the tax. Nike Inc. founder Phil Knight used a variety of techniques to transfer billions of dollars to his family tax-free, according to a Bloomberg investigation last month.

The estate tax is “easy to minimize,” said Richard Greenberg, a lawyer at Greenberg & Schulman based in Woodbridge, New Jersey. “With the combination of the doubled exemption and all of the estate-planning techniques that are available, you can bleed a lot of money out of an estate and get a lot of wealth transferred.”

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Better raise taxes on the working class, we can't have plebs have more in their bank account than the most recent paycheck. That will show the 1%
Yeah. What's California got to do with that? Let alone anywhere else
Trump and the Republicans already did that.
What does a tax break give them?
And here's the real reason Dumpfags keep trying to focus on racebait bullshit... stupid niggers are just being used by richfaggots.

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Boebert delivered an unhinged rant that accused Omar of incest, and named the Minnesota congresswoman as a member of what she called the “Jihad Squad.”

“The ‘Jihad Squad’ member from Minnesota has paid her husband—and not her brother-husband, the other one—has paid over a million dollars in campaign funds,” Boebert said, referring to Omar. “This member is allowed on the Foreign Affairs committee while praising terrorists.”

Omar responded on Twitter by referencing Boebert’s husband’s 2004 arrest and guilty plea for public indecency and lewd exposure, after he allegedly exposed his penis to two young women at a bowling alley.

“Luckily my dad raised me right, otherwise I might have gone to the floor to talk about this insurrectionist who sleeps with a pervert,” Omar said. “I am grateful I was raised to be a decent human and not a deprived person who shamefully defecates & defiles the House of Representatives.”

In referencing Omar’s alleged “brother-husband,” Boebert put a years-old right-wing conspiracy alleging Omar married her sibling into the Congressional record. The allegation that Omar’s ex-husband is actually her brother and they married so he could get a green card originated in an internet forum in 2016, while Omar was a Minnesota state representative, and rapidly spread throughout the American right.


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>how have I not seen this woman before?? there are some smoking pixs of her on net!

She could park that ass on my face anytime.
>Post some links if you find any in a bikini or something.

IN for bikini pics!

>She could park that ass on my face anytime.

Hey, wait your turn bud! :D
Those shorts are great! Look like those Daisy Dukes from the 70s but better!

Watch old movies from the 1970s and boomers in the 70s had it great with women in those short shorts all the time and skimpy tshirts and tank tops, and women were actually in shape back then and not land whales like now days!
hot ass
>I love her. She's right on the money regarding raghead Omar.

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Twitter’s new chief executive, Parag Agrawal, announced a major reorganization of the company Friday, putting his stamp on the organization following the sudden departure of co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey earlier this week.
The shake-up, meant to streamline the company’s operations and accelerate its growth, will bring together employees previously divided by job function — such as engineering, design and product development — on teams organized by what they’re working on, such as consumer product, revenue and core tech. Two executives, homosexual head of engineering Michael Montano and homosexual chief design officer Dantley Davis, will step down as part of the reshuffling and leave the company by year’s end.
In a companywide email obtained by The Washington Post, Agrawal said that he will focus on “clear decision-making, increased accountability, and faster execution,” and said he was “making a number of organizational and leadership changes to best position us to achieve our goals. … We’ve all discussed the critical need for more operational rigor and it must start from the top.”
Twitter subsequently confirmed the moves, and it reported them to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a filing.
The reorganization is the first clear sign that Twitter’s new leader intends to overhaul a culture that has been considered slow to innovate and mired in internal conflict. Dorsey, who announced his resignation from Twitter unexpectedly on Monday, was viewed by many as a hands-off leader. He had faced pressure to resign from investors and was criticized, along with the leaders of other social media companies, for failing to control the spread of misinformation and other harmful content.
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Washington Post is
>i don't know how to run a business, i never have run a business, but i assume that i know how it all works and that i'd be better at than the people who've already successfully demonstrated th ability to run a business
Maybe hiring incompetents for a diversity quota is a bad idea. But what do we know, not like twitter isn't used by the regressive left to organize terrorism.
Wow wtf
his 2% Aryan blood kicking in!

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According to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, inflation in the US is soon going to get considerably worse.

In a tweet on Friday, he wrote: "Hyperinflation is going to change everything," adding that "it's happening."

Hyperinflation is when inflation — the increasing price of goods and services — rises uncontrollably for a period of time. It is typically caused by an initial trigger such as a war, social uprising, or supply shock — an event that unexpectedly leads to a sudden increase or decrease in the supply of goods or services.

Dorsey's comment comes amid disruptions to the supply chain, which keep prices rising higher.

The Consumer Price Index — a commonly used measure of US inflation — rose 0.4% last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced. That exceeded the median forecast of a 0.3% gain from economists surveyed by Bloomberg, Insider's Ben Winck and Andy Kiersz reported.

The US economy has been affected by supply bottlenecks, which are troubling businesses and consumers. Americans, who held back from spending through the Delta variant surge, have begun buying more products again. In fact, they are spending more than ever before.

Yet, massive order backlogs and shipment buildups at key ports have kept companies from matching supply with consumers' surging demand.

In response to a user comment, Dorsey added that he sees inflation escalating around the world, too. "It will happen in the US soon, and so the world," he tweeted.

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Bruh your such a retard, and like 5000% cringe

How about you try discussing more straightforward without all your cringey emotional sperg-outs
>People are leaving their jobs cause its pays shit and the conditions are even shittier
Your job doesn't pay shittier or have worse conditions than work 100 years ago. People today are just more self-entitled and consumerist, deriving all of their pleasure from commercial products, for which they demand more money to pursue without having much to offer in order to earn that money.
then he gets removed as CEO after saying Brandon is causing the collapse of the USA via inflation? Hmmmmmm
Does the US even have food aside from the same five Walmart things?
>then he gets removed as CEO after saying Brandon is causing the collapse of the USA via inflation? Hmmmmmm

Dorsey must have been totally stoned out of his mind to bite the hand of the rich corporate left and Brandon's handlers.

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Rachel Maddow looks at the increasingly extreme and bizarre ideas being pursued by people who eschew Covid vaccines in favor of imaginary remedies, and shares reporting from Brandy Zadrozny of NBC News on an alarming number of people purchasing bags of dirt they've been convinced have medicinal value


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Anybody who thinks that a pundit is "real news" is a moron to begin with. The whole purpose of a pundit is to give their opinion of the news, not rattle off facts like a wiki page. It seems like nobody here has basic media literacy.
Meadow is a host, isn't she? If they didn't already legally castrate her as fake news to save themselves, she'd be considered an anchor not a pundit.
>It seems like nobody here has basic media literacy.

Some of the comments here are youtube tier midwit stupid.

Imagine having to live with these people and hear their views.
>Meadow is a host, isn't she?
Yes, the host of her own show, a show in which she gives her takes on current events. I'm tickled pink to be giving you a 4th grade explanation on how the news works.

>If they didn't already legally castrate her as fake news to save themselves, she'd be considered an anchor not a pundit.
Nobody who thinks that on-air OpEds is supposed to be "news" should be allowed to reproduce.
The only journalist that has ever been held responsible for reporting fiction is Alex Jones. Even then Alex was found guilty of harassment, not lying.

Also Maddow and 90% of Fox news is opinion, as are all "morning shows"


> A 15-year-old boy is in custody after three students died and eight were injured

>The Oxford High School students killed were Tate Myre, 16; Hanna St. Julian, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, according to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.



>Two of the wounded were undergoing surgery as of 5 p.m. and the six others who were wounded were in stable condition.
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>All you ______ really should stop shooting people if you don't want weapon regulation to continue to happen
Fill in the blank with a demographic such that shootings would decrease the most, if that demographic stopped shooting people
In math we call this an optimization problem, and the optimum answer isn't "2A schizos"
>Don’t pretend to be stupid, the dad obviously didn’t buy his 15 year old nerdy kid a pistol
So why was he posting about how he 'Just got this" with a picture of a gun, and why was he with his dad when he got it only a few days prior?

His parents were literally called in, which mind you is usually a last resort, because of the threats he was making. ON THE SAME DAY AS THE SHOOTING NO LESS.

Do not try to pull the "he was bullied" shit. Kids get bullied everyday, it sucks. It's a problem. That doesn't excuse him shooting up a school. You don't do that unless you had serious issues even beforehand.
> So why was he posting about how he 'Just got this" with a picture of a gun,

You’re on an Internet image board and you’re asking that?

> and why was he with his dad when he got it only a few days prior?

Why wouldn’t the dad take his kid shopping with him?

> His parents were literally called in, which mind you is usually a last resort, because of the threats he was making. ON THE SAME DAY AS THE SHOOTING NO LESS.

Indeed and I find this aspect of the story most disturbing.

The teacher caught the kid with a creepy drawing showing guns and dead people and comments about death and such and the parents were called in, (just two days after the teacher caught the kid looking up ammo prices on his cellphone!) where they were told to take him to a psychiatrist within 48 hours but they refused to take the kid home and the SCHOOL LET HIM GO BACK TO CLASS AND DIDN’T EVEN SEARCH HIM OR HIS BACKPACK, whereupon two hours later he flipped his shit and started shooting up the joint…

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in economics the most profitable price isnt "the optimum" of fair and free market competition, its monopolizing and discriminating, selling the same product at different prices to different people,
prohibiting resale.

similarly, the most effective way to end violence isnt to strile a fair, optimal conpromise, but to deprive everyone of liberty, or to kill everyone.

your appeal to fairness and optimization wont work on anyone who is intent on undermining concepts of liberty, property, and self defense.

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NY Times is only covering it because it happens to be in a NY court, they're covering is as a NY regional story only.

NYpost live has updates all day errrryday.

>9 hours ago
>Returning to the stand this morning will be Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime housekeeper, Juan Alessi. He’ll face questions from Maxwell’s defense team.

>On Thursday, Alessi testified that he found a “large dildo” several times while cleaning up after Epstein’s massages in the mid 1990s.

>The sex toy, Alessi said, was kept in a basket in Maxwell’s closet at the estate, which also had pornographic tapes and a leather black costume. Maxwell lorded over employees at the estate as the “lady of the house,” he added.
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>maxwell herself spent her time cozying up to british royals and american politicians
it's almost like that was part of her mission or something
you are the worst jidf agent on this site
>Not real Jews
Imma put that right up there with "not real communism" and "not real CRT"
>I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

bears repeating. massive coverup, but failed with all the leaked evidence from wikileaks.

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>Prosecutor reveals who may be charged in Alec Baldwin on-set shooting incident


The New Mexico district attorney has singled out ‘Rust’ crew members in charge of guns as those who may face criminal charges following the fatal on-set shooting of the movie’s cinematographer in October.
Mary Carmack-Altwies said on Friday that production staff involved “in the handling and use of firearms on the set had a duty to behave in a manner such that the safety of others was protected.” The official added that no final decision had yet been made as to whether anyone would be held criminally liable, however, as the investigation into the fatal incident was still ongoing.
On October 21, a prop revolver discharged a live round while in the hands of Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin, resulting in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the injuring of director Joel Souza. The incident happened during the shooting of ‘Rust’ in New Mexico.

Baldwin said on Thursday, in what was his first interview since the tragic incident, that he felt “someone is responsible for what happened, but I know it isn’t me. I might have killed myself if I thought I was responsible, and I don’t say that lightly.” The actor told ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ host George Stephanopoulos he believed it was “highly unlikely” he would be criminally charged, adding that it had not been his duty to check the gun. He also explained that he had not actually even pulled the trigger, and, instead, the revolver had gone off right after he cocked it.

Investigators are examining how live ammunition could have ended up on the set, with the film crew armorer insisting she had checked the weapon to make sure the rounds were not “hot” before it was handed to Baldwin.
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The prop gun was manufactured so defectively that it shot live bullets you say?
Why make ghost guns
Buy prop guns
>its not the gun's fault
are you an NRA lobbyist?
>it wasn't the propmaster's fault, the prop gun was manufactured defectively, thats what caused the accident.

Wrong obviously, it was a REAL 1873 SAA Italian made clone that Baldwin was using earlier in the day, and was shooting live ammo.

What they SHOULD have been using was this, a blank firing replica that looks identical to the real one he was using, but could not load or fire real ammunition. Typical elite 1% fuck up due to hubris.

Stopped reading right there.

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A review of hate crime legislation is expected to ask the government to consider criminalising public sexual harassment after a years-long campaign by women’s rights organisations and lawyers.

The Law Commission, the body that recommends legal changes, will make the proposal as part of its review into the law in relation to hate crime, which was ordered three years ago by the then-home secretary, Sajid Javid, and is expected to be released next week.

A new offence of public sexual harassment could be introduced,but misogyny was not likely to be made a hate crime because of concerns it would be ineffective, a Whitehall source told the Daily Telegraph.

Making lewd comments, pressing against someone in a sexual way on public transport, cornering someone, catcalling and persistent sexual propositioning could all be covered by the changes to the law if they are brought in.

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Devin Nunes reveals the truth about "global warming" in California

Democrats impose policies that create electricity and water shortages and wildfires while blaming “climate change” and “global warming,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) noted on Friday’s edition of the Breitbart News Daily podcast with host Alex Marlow.
“California is not out of water because of global warming,” Nunes stated. “These fires aren’t happening because of global warming, Your electricity price isn’t going up because of global warming and not [having] enough solar panels. These are bad policies.”
Nunes highlighted California’s planned shutdown of its only nuclear power plant as an example of how Democrat policies — marketed as “environmental” — artificially increase energy costs.
He said, “I know they really want the nuclear power plant closed, but … they’re worried [that if they] close it, we’re going to go from brownouts – or just rolling brownouts -– to blackouts, and that’s where this is going to head.”
Water shortages across California are also driven by leftist “environmental” politics, Nunes noted.
“For going on 4src years now, there’s been an attack by the radical left on every industry in California,” he stated. “It started with agriculture [with] the radical left, the environmental greens going after our water supply, and essentially what they’ve done is they’ve run us out of out of water.”
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Not him but he's right.
Things were objectively better under Trump for the average American than they are now.
Much better.
>timber lobbiests
Jfc you people are retarded. The controlled fires in the midwest all the time to keep things in check. Also hunting when the local deer population gets too big. There is a balance to carefully maintain.
>durr every region has it's own ecosystem
Well the officials in commiefornia obviously didn't control the right one.
Really, really sick and tired of you people denying basic reality and acting all smug about it.
I hope you people die of the clot shot soon.
Devin Nunes is epic
>Devin Nunes reveals the truth
This is the funniest bullshit I will read on news all day.
>i'm an expert in california forestry
you don't even chop your own wood.

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>The neo NAZI Socialists will be goose stepping in delight with the news that the 4th Reich and their little Fuhrer Klaus Schwab are a bit closer to goals of creating the 4th Reich. If the Germans are able to push this through, by the complete rewriting of the European Treaties as advocated by this coalition agreement, then during their time in office they will have completed the transformation of the EU into the EUSSR for all intents and purposes. With AfD not rallying into the September elections, there simply wasn’t the political will to oppose what is happening at this point. That may change in 2022 as things progress from here so German polling will bear very close scrutiny. https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/germany-falls-completely-davos

First, Nuke CHINA!
Second, Nuke Germany like we should have decades ago.
If any nukes are left over, nuke the shit out of something else.
The neo Nazi Socialist that read the billionaire owned bezos post, think there is no such thing as the Clinton crime family and that papa bill isnt a pedophile, no seriously he's that retarded.
>no seriously he's that retarded.
[ ] Doubt
[X] No Doubt

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A rural teacher who published posts about life for 14 thousand rubles is accused of extremism

Alexander Mamkin is a candidate of pedagogical sciences and a winner of various competitions, who works as a teacher at a technical school in the Kursk region. In his social networks, he posted a series of posts about surviving on his salary of 14,600 rubles per month (approximately $200). For a long time, the man raised the issue of such miserable salaries, but the management and officials limited themselves to excuses. The teacher survived thanks to the household, but decided to conduct an experiment and live only on the income from his main job.

Soon Alexander was summoned to the police - he was being prosecuted for extremism in connection with a post on his social network page from 2020. It turned out that the man published a post condemning the desecration of the graves of veterans, allowing the involvement of Bandera fighters, where there was a swastika, and the police regarded it as "propaganda of Nazi attributes. The teacher assumes that the case was concocted by the cousin of the director of the educational institution because of the coverage of the problems with salaries.

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The press service of the Kursk region police department commented on the situation:

- The citizen's invitation to the police department is not related to the video message published on November 29, 2021, about his income. The man was invited to give an explanation as part of a check on the fact of placement in his account in general access on the Internet materials depicting symbols that are prohibited in the Russian Federation. This fact was registered on November 24, 2021. It is worth noting that among the subscribers of the page are registered, including minors.

At present the issue of his prosecution under article 20.3. of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation "propaganda or public demonstration of Nazi attributes or symbols, or attributes or symbols of extremist organizations, or other attributes or symbols, the propaganda or public demonstration of which is prohibited by federal laws.
Alexander Mamkin, a teacher of Suzhan Agricultural Technical School, took third place at the All-Russian Pedagogical Contest "My Innovations in Education - 2018". The topic of his work: "Application of web-quest project technology in the study of history" was the third in the nomination "Innovations in the teaching of social sciences".

sounds like a commie

What's commie-nism gotta do with Russia?
Just goes to prove Russia is a worthless shit hole. $200 is his salary?
Wokists told me that if the elite call you a Nazi you deserve to be censored so I guess that's the end of it.
> $200 is his salary?



“ Jennifer Crumbley, 43, Mr Crumbley’s mother, wrote an open letter to then president-elect Donald Trumpon her blog in November 2016, The Daily Beast first reported.

“As a female and a Realtor, thank you for allowing my right to bear arms,” she wrote. “Allowing me to be protected if I show a home to someone with bad intentions. Thank you for respecting that Amendment.”

The semi-automatic handgun Mr Crumbley used to allegedly kill four students and wound many more was legally purchased by his father, James Crumbley, Oakland County sheriff Michael Bouchard said on Wednesday.

School administrators had previously flagged the teen for “behaviour in the classroom they felt was concerning,” according to Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said on Wednesday, and his parents had been brought into school the morning of the shooting for a meeting about the boy’s conduct.

During Wednesday’s arraignment, police also said they had uncovered two videos on Ethan Crumbley’s cell phone where he describes shooting and killing students at Oxford High School. A journal found in his backpack also described his wish to shoot other students.

Investigators said he had boasted on his Instagram page about a gun that his father had purchased on Black Friday and pretended that it was his own.
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Uh huh. Drunk people often flee the cops.
"He" didn't do anything wrong.
It was a maroon SUV responsible for killing those peope
literally what my link says. There is a fucking chart. Learn to fucking read. There literally is a whole fucking section mentioning how incidents at white schools are during school hours and black schools are outside of school hours
I agree. We should figure out a way to regulate automobiles in this country.
Maybe we should have a requirement to get a license? We should consider safety mandates like some sort of harness and make that mandatory.
All he has to say is he didn't pull the trigger. That's working out pretty well so far for Alec Baldwin...

Former President Obama Joins Teens For Basketball Drills At South Side YMCA

Obama joined the teens – ages 14 to 18 – at a youth sports workshop organized by the Chicago Bulls and Obama Foundation Community Partner Pep Rally Takeover. The participants included players from the basketball team at the South Side YMCA, 6330 S. Stony Island Ave., the girls’ basketball team at Simeon Career Academy, and CHAMPS Male Mentoring program.

The election of the 44th president of the United States was not only a nationally historic event but, for Black Americans, a transformative moment. It marked the transition to a wholly new conception of themselves as citizens of America, one that shattered the centuries of ingrained pessimism concerning what was ultimately possible in the country to which they have been forced to give so much, and from which they had learned to receive so little. The president himself foretold this as his greatest achievement. When his wife warily asked him, upon his announcement that he would run for the presidency, “Why do you need to be president?” he gave as his primary reason that on the day he became president “kids all around this country — Black kids, Hispanic kids, kids who don’t fit in — they’ll see themselves differently, too, their horizons lifted, their possibilities expanded. And that alone … that would be worth it.” His answer was prophetic. Beyond the fact that the presence of a Black couple in the White House transcended all for Black Americans, four factors stood out in complicating Obama’s relation to many influential Black leaders: his political pragmatism; his moderation on race and reluctance to publicly engage with it; his steadfast commitment to the view that a universalist, race-neutral approach to policy, rather than one that targeted Blacks for special attention, worked best for the nation and for Black people themselves (best exemplified in his historic health program); and his view that while every effort had to be made by government to correct the persistent wrongs of racism, Black Americans had a personal responsibility to change those self-immiserating patterns of behavior that inhibited their progress, like the high rate of father absence. These positions were sources of teeth-gritting irritation to many Black leaders, at least one of whom, Jesse Jackson (himself an absent father), was overheard wishing for Obama’s emasculation.
2 teens shot in separate shootings on the South Side

The shootings happened in Englewood and Pullman.

A 28-year-old man was fatally shot Dec. 2, 2021, in Roseland.
Two teens were wounded in two separate shootings Dec. 5, 2020, on the South Side. Sun-Times file photo

Two teens were wounded in two separate shootings Sunday, one in Englewood, the other in Pullman on the South Side.

About 12:45 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was in the 6800 block of South Green Street, when he heard shots and felt a pain, Chicago police said. He was struck in the right arm and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, in good condition.

About fifteen minutes later, a 17-year-old girl was in the 12500 block of South Lowe Street, buying narcotics, when she got into an argument with someone she knew who fired shots at her, police said. She was struck in the leg, and brought to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, in good condition.

Chicago police are investigating the shootings.

Libyan court reinstates Saif Gaddafi as presidential candidate
A court in Sebha overturns the electoral commission’s decision to nullify Saif al-Islam’s candidacy for December polls.


The son of Libya’s longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi has been given the go-ahead to run in the country’s upcoming presidential election, his lawyer said, a week after being disqualified for what Libyan authorities said were war crimes committed during the uprising against his father more than 10 years ago.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s lawyer, Khaled al-Zaydi, confirmed to Al Jazeera on Thursday that the court in Sebha accepted his client’s appeal, lodged earlier in the day, and that he would therefore be reinstated in the presidential election scheduled to take part later this month
In disqualifying Gaddafi, Libya’s electoral commission had pointed to articles of the electoral law stipulating that candidates “must not have been sentenced for a dishonourable crime” and must present a clean criminal record.

Western officials have talked up a United Nations-led peace process and insist on “inclusive” and “credible” elections starting on December 24 in the North African country, despite serious disputes over how they should be held, and their credibility.

Libya is seeking to move beyond a decade of violence that has rocked the oil-rich nation since a NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed Gaddafi senior in 2011.

Gaddafi, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, had registered to run on November 14 but was among 25 candidates whose bids have were rejected by the elections board last week.

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Gaddafi had lodged an appeal in Sebha, but last week a “group of outlaws” launched an “odious” attack on the court, forcing it to shut hours before the appeal hearing, the government in Tripoli said.

He was the first heavyweight candidate to sign up for the election, after emerging from years in the shadows and telling The New York Times in July that he was planning a political comeback.

In the rare interview, Gaddafi said he wanted to “restore the lost unity” of Libya after a decade of chaos.

A rival administration in eastern Libya later pardoned him.

Analysts fear a contested vote, or one with clear violations, could derail a peace process that this year led to the formation of a unity government in an effort to bridge the rift between warring eastern and western factions.

A final list of candidates for the election has not yet been released amid a chaotic appeals process.

Gaddafi, who was sentenced to death by a Tripoli court in absentia in 2015 for war crimes committed during the failed battle to save his father’s 40-year rule from a NATO-backed uprising, is one of several divisive candidates in the race.

He is a figurehead for Libyans still loyal to the former government of his father, whose toppling and death in 2011 heralded a decade of strife. After his lawyer announced the decision, his supporters celebrated in the streets across Sebha, witnesses said.

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Another divisive candidate who has joined the poll fray is eastern-based renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar, whose Libyan National Army (LNA) controls much of eastern and southern Libya. Haftar, a former CIA asset, has also been accused of war crimes.

Anas El Gomati, a Libyan researcher and founder of the Sadeq Institute, told Al Jazeera that Gaddafi’s reinstatement in the presidential race would erode people’s trust in the electoral process.

“When we look at the process over the last several days, we’ve seen candidates that have been declared ineligible … then reinstated without any legal argument,” El Gomati told Al Jazeera.

“I think it is going to puzzle many Libyans today who have protested the candidacy of individuals like Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Khalifa Haftar but who are now on the ballot box.”

“It’s a major plot twist but it’s not the last one. I think there’s still a few more to come.”

Obama is gone forever, Gaddafi is eternal

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