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Coca-Cola: Company Will Only Hire Law Firms That Meet at Least 30% Diversity Quotas

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But the “ultimate aspiration” will be at least 50 percent, with at least half that amount from black attorneys.

For new matters, a law firm’s failure to comply with these diversity guidelines after two quarterly reviews will result in a non-refundable 30 percent reduction in fees payable going forward. Continued failure to adhere to the requirements could lead to a termination of the relationship between the firms and the soda company.

However, blacks only make up 13.4 percent of the U.S. population, according to data from the U.S. Census. The number of black attorneys in the U.S. is disproportionally low, making up only 5 percent of all U.S. attorneys, the American Bar Association reported in 2020.

“The time has come for us to stop championing good intentions and motivations, and instead, reward action and results. Quite simply, this is now an expectation,” Coca-Cola senior vice president and general counsel Bradley Gayton said in a statement attached to the letter.

“My hope is that our law firm partners view this as an opportunity to effect real systemic change and that others, both within and outside of the legal profession, take inspiration and join with similar commitments of their own,” the statement continued.

This puts law firms in a terrible position. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act makes it illegal to make employment decisions because of race. If a qualified non-diverse lawyer applies for a job at one of these firms and is passed over because of his or her skin color, that law firm could face a federal lawsuit.

While various employers have used some form of racial preferences for years, this crosses into dangerous territory because this kind of paper trail would become evidence of a deliberate policy to make explicitly race-based hiring decisions. Coca-Cola is painting a target on those firms’ backs.

The latest “diversity quota” is very similar to the company’s antiracism training that went viral last month, telling workers how to “try and be less white.”

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Joe Biden Defiant in Face of Grim Economic Report: ‘Our Economy is Moving in the Right Direction’

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“Today there is more evidence that our economy is moving in the right direction, but it’s clear we have a long way to go,” he said.

The president dismissed media commentary pointing out the disparity between the estimated job creation numbers and the jobs actually created in April.

“Listening to commentators today as I was getting dressed, you might think that we should be disappointed,” Biden said with a chuckle.

Unemployment rose to 6.1 percent in April, the report noted, the first time unemployment increased since April 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic began. Although analysts had expected up to a million jobs created in April, only 266,000 jobs were actually reported.

Biden stressed that the report was actually good news.

“Quite frankly, we’re moving more rapidly than I thought we would,” he said, arguing he always felt the recovery would be a “marathon” not a “sprint.”

Republicans questioned Biden’s decision to send expanded $300 a week checks to unemployed Americans until September 2021, arguing it was keeping workers on the sidelines during the pandemic.

But Biden said the economic news only proved the checks were necessary

“This is progress,” Biden continued. “And it’s a testament to our new strategy of growing this economy from the bottom up and the middle out.”

Biden also defended his call for $6 trillion in spending and dramatic tax hikes on businesses and the wealthy to boost the economy.

“The American people are counting on us. So, let’s get it done,” he said.

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TOXIC AND UNHINGED: Liz Cheney Went Rogue – Organized Oped Against President Trump in Washington Post with 10 Former Defense Secretaries

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This is such an embarrassment to the Republicans in Congress.

Where are the leaders?  Where are the bold Republicans who stand up to the disastrous leadership in the House GOP Caucus?

Not only is Liz Cheney openly working to burn down the Republican Party — she was also sneaking around behind the scenes to destroy President Trump and the entire party!

Liz Cheney worked behind the scenes to organize an oped against President Trump with 10 former living Defense Secretaries.

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Via The New Yorker:

The oped was published by the Washington Post in early January 2021. The defense ministers cautioned President Trump about using the military in “pursuing claims of election fraud.”

This is reason enough to push this toxic politician from the Grand Old Party. She is a traitor and cannot be trusted.

Cheney pushed back against President Trump his entire administration. And this was despite his stellar foreign policy and greatest achievements by a US President since Ronald Reagan defeated the Soviet communists in the Cold War.

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BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: After Only a Few Days in Jail, HUNTER BIDEN’S PIMP Was Suddenly and Mysteriously Released to a Treatment Center Rather Than Serving Years in Prison

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(Above, Dianna Pagano today and 2 years ago on the right)

The woman who Hunter dealt with when ordering prostitutes in Connecticut, Dianna Pagano (Hunter’s Pimp), was suddenly released from jail last Wednesday in Connecticut.  She was ordered to go to a treatment center rather than face years in prison. 

The woman who served as Hunter’s pimp in Connecticut has suddenly been released from jail and placed in a treatment center.  Dianna Pagano was sitting in a jail in Connecticut waiting for her sentencing on various charges when a hearing was conducted on Wednesday, and Pagano was suddenly ordered to go to a treatment center.

Pagano was arrested for intending to sell drugs:

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Pagano was also charged with failure to appear and violating the conditions of her probation:

Pagano also was charged with failure to appear a second time and violating her conditions of release:

Pagano was facing time in prison for these charges but then suddenly she was released from jail and allowed to go to a treatment center instead.  This is all in the minutes of the court hearing from last Wednesday, April 28, 2021:

DiannaPagano Hearing 04-28-2021 by Jim Hoft on Scribd

Could it be Pagano was released to a treatment center because she was close to Hunter Biden?  In fact, she was really close to Hunter. Here’s what we do know.  

In late February and early March of 2019, Pagano was exchanging texts with Hunter.  We know this because we have the texts (from Hunter’s laptop) and we can track the texts to their phones.  Pagano was also requesting money through a PayPal account from Hunter.

Pagano was asking for money and help to pay some guy off.  We don’t know for what at this time.  In another instance in Connecticut, we have evidence of Pagano arranging the delivery of a girl to Hunter’s hotel.  Below are the texts and the pickup and drop-off locations.  Note that Hunter was getting upset about the whole ordeal.

In November 2019 Pagano was arrested for drugs and prostitution at a home in East Haven, Connecticut.  This is the same girl Hunter was working with to pick up and drop off a woman earlier that year.

Here’s the police article on Pagano from East Haven.  She owned or rented the property used as a brothel:

The question remains, how did Pagano, with all her prior records and arrests, obtain a ‘get out of jail free’ card and go to a treatment center instead of prison?  Did this have anything to do with her close relationship with Hunter Biden?

(Please see Yaacov Apelbaum’s article, “How to Solicit with a Mouse Click” at the Illustrated Primer for more information.)

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