THIRTEEN YEARS AFTER AMERICA STOPPED CARING EVEN A LITTLE, SHERYL CROW HAS ANNOUNCED SHE'S RETIRING FROM RECORDING . . . AFTER SHE RECORDS AN ALBUM NEXT YEAR.
THE FORMER BEARD FOR MICHAEL JACKSON LAST HIT THE TOP 40 CHARTS BY HERSELF IN 2003 ("THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST") AND HER LAST HIT ALBUM WAS IN 2005.
FADED CHILD ACTRESS AND SOCIAL CRITIC ALYSSA MILANO OBSERVED THE SOLEMN MOMENT BY NOTING THAT HER FAVORITE SHERYL CROW "SONGS ARE 'FOOLISH GAMES,' 'AT SEVENTEEN' AND 'ELECTRIC YOUTH.' SHERYL AND HER SONGS CHANGED MY LIFE."
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An issue that's largely gone unaddressed would be the huge number of executions in Iraq since the 2003-invasion -- official government carried out executions. Amnesty International has paid attention and they've found Iraq in the top three each year when it comes to most executions officially carried out.
#BREAKING Iraq PM calls for 'immediate' execution of all 'terrorists' on death row
Executions are moving even faster in Iraq. Doubt it? BBC NEWS reported this morning, "raq has executed at least 12 people convicted of terrorism offences." AP had also gone with 12 but quickly had to up it to 13 and noted, "Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi is facing fresh questions over gaps in security after bodies of eight policemen and members of a pro-government Shiite militia were found on the side of a highway north of Baghdad this week. The eight were believed to have been abducted by Islamic State militants earlier this month." (Picking up a thread from earlier this week, we've never claimed that ISIS was defeated, unlike various news outlets. Donald Trump supporters are correct that if a news outlet is claiming ISIS has been defeated, that would be a victory credited to Donald Trump. If we believe ISIS had been defeated, we would have given Donald credit. But it's not defeated.)
Iraq's legal system remains a joke. Trials take mere minutes. There are few who receive even adequate defense. Evidence is not required for a conviction. Women whose 'crime' consists of being married to a member of ISIS or someone suspected of being a member of ISIS can be imprisoned and sentenced to death.
Charges -- related to ISIS or otherwise -- are often based on personal grudges and not actual events. The whole system is a mess.
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