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$$$: Donations pour into account to help Roy Moore accuser whose house burned in possible arson

Roy Moore accuser Tina Johnson lost her Gadsden home and all of her possessions in a possible arson this week and now a flood of donations have poured into a GoFundMe account created to help her recover. In 21 hours, more than 3,000 people donated more than $95,000 to the online campaign, blowing past the $40,000 campaign goal. The Etowah County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that they are investigating a person of interest in the possible arson but that, "The ongoing investigation does not lead us to believe that the fire is in any way related to Roy Moore or allegations made against him." A quick scroll through the donations shows mostly small gifts between $5 and $50, with occasional larger gifts of $100, $200 and more. The fundraiser was set up by Katie Jacobs Stanton, a San Francisco based executive, former President Barack Obama staffer and mother-of-three. On Friday Stanton, 47, tweeted: https://twitter.com/KatieS/status/949398342584360960 Stanton wrote in the GoFundMe description: I don't know Tina Johnson. But I believe her. Tina Johnson bravely shared a story about being sexually harrassed by Roy Moore. It has always been dangerous and risky for women (and men) to speak out against sexual harrasmment. Today, this danger reached a disturbing level. Tina's home burned down and she lost everything. An arson investigation is underway. 100% of these funds will be used to help her rebuild her home. If Tina has insurance that covers the damage, she'll still receive funds from this campaign to help with living…

United Nations bureaucrat to visit Alabama next month, ‘investigate’ to determine if we’re living up to our ‘obligations’ under international law

    A bureaucrat from the controversial United Nation’s Human Rights Council (HRC) will visit Alabama next month to “investigate government efforts to eradicate poverty” and how it relates to our “obligations under international human rights law,” according to a statement from the organization. “The United States is among the richest countries in the world, yet deep forms of poverty and inequality continue to exist in the country,” said Philip Alston, the UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Why we should care: Conservatives have rightly criticized the HRC as a rogues’ gallery of human rights abusers (Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, etc.) that often uses its position to take unjustified political shots at Israel and the United States. Alabama’s leaders should be cautious when dealing with any representative from this organization. What our leaders have to say about the HRC: --- President Donald Trump during his first address to the UN General Assembly in September: “It is a massive source of embarrassment for the United Nations that some governments with egregious human rights records sit on the UN Human Rights Council.” --- Vice President Mike Pence speaking the same day to the UN Security Council: “The United Nations is bound by its charter to foster 'international cooperation in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all.' That was the purpose under which the (HRC) was formed. But the truth is, the Human Rights Council doesn’t deserve its name.” The details: --- Alston’s “fact finding…