8.17.2017

Cowards

Trump's 7 months of self-destruction
.. "Shep Smith said he couldn't get a single Republican to go on Fox News to defend Trump. On MSNBC, Chuck Todd said he "invited every single Republican senator on this program tonight, all 52," plus a dozen House GOPers. None would do it. On CNN, Kate Bolduan said bookers called 55 Republicans, and only one said yes" ...

If this is true, Trump and the group of cowardly GOP should resign. 

8.15.2017

Believe Trump?

Why don't People think Trump's Denunciation sincere? B/c he Ran on Racism:

.. and about 50% of everything he says is total bullshit. Why should this be any different?

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Single-Payer Healthcare

Watching a Superpower

Google and Facebook

My Google and Facebook investments made a fortune, but now they're a menace:

The Facebook application has 2 billion active users around the world. Google’s YouTube has 1.5 billion. These numbers are comparable to Christianity and Islam, respectively, giving Facebook and Google influence greater than most First World countries. They are too big and too global to be held accountable. Other attention-based apps — including Instagram, WhatsApp, WeChat, SnapChat and Twitter — also have user bases between 100 million and 1.3 billion. Not all their users have had their brains hacked, but all are on that path. And there are no watchdogs.

Anyone who wants to pay for access to addicted users can work with Facebook and YouTube. Lots of bad people have done it. One firm was caught using Facebook tools to spy on law abiding citizens. A federal agency confronted Facebook about the use of its tools by financial firms to discriminate based on race in the housing market. America’s intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in our election and that Facebook was a key platform for spreading misinformation. For the price of a few fighter aircraft, Russia won an information war against us.

I don't believe the Russian line at the end but overall .. that is scary.

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Extremism

Countering Violent Extremism: Actions Needed to Define Strategy and Assess Progress of Federal Efforts - The Big Picture:

.. Since September 12, 2001, the number of fatalities caused by domestic violent extremists has ranged from 1 to 49 in a given year. As shown in figure 2, fatalities resulting from attacks by far right wing violet extremists have exceeded those caused by radical Islamist violent extremists in 10 of the 15 years, and were the same in 3 of the years since September 12, 2001. Of the 85 violent extremist incidents that resulted in death since September 12, 2001, far right wing violent extremist groups were responsible for 62 (73 percent) while radical Islamist violent extremists were responsible for 23 (27 percent) ..

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Saudis wants out of Yemen.

Leaked Emails: Saudi Power Behind the Throne “Wants Out of Yemen”:

.. made the comments to Martin Indyk and Stephen Hadley. Indyk was a high-level diplomat during both the Clinton and Obama administrations and Hadley a top adviser to former President George W. Bush.
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The day after Indyk and Otaiba emailed about Yemen, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius reached out to Otaiba to share his latest piece on bin Salman.
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Glad to know Neocons, Indyk, Hadley, and Ignatius are still on the job.

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8.13.2017

Charlottesville

Ian Welsh: "On Charlottesville: Why the Center Is Ok With Nazis But Hates the Left"
Look, the Charlottsville march of Nazis (they had the swastika and the salute, they’re not alt-right) showed very clearly the difference between how Nazis and left-wingers are treated. Left-wingers march, and the riot police are in their face. Nazis march, and the police don’t even intervene while they are beating up counter-protestors.

Mark Zell - Republican


Zell, a Trump supporter,  is listed as the Head of Republicans Abroad in Israel, an Israeli-American lawyer, and is an associate of Douglas Feith and other Neocons. He should stay in Israel and stay out of US business.

From Haaretz 2017-08-13


8.11.2017

Big business vs Democracy

Fire McMaster?

Can't have someone in the high levels of the US government that doesn't offer full, undying support of the Israeli regime.  Adelson paid for it and god-dammit, he's going to have it.

Fire McMaster, Urges Pro-Israel Group Backed by Sheldon Adelson:
The Zionist Organization of America announced Monday that it was undertaking a review of McMaster’s record on Israel, according to an “exclusive” story in the right-wing website, Breitbart. On Wednesday, the group released a statement calling for McMaster to be reassigned from the National Security Council because, according to the ZOA, he “purged from the NSC those officials who were carrying out President Trump’s policies of combating Iranian and radical Islamist transnational threats.”
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McMaster’s controversial statements, according to the ZOA, were reported by the Jerusalem Posts’ Caroline Glick. “According to senior officials aware of his behavior, [McMaster] constantly refers to Israel as the occupying power and insists falsely and constantly that a country named Palestine existed where Israel is located until 1948 when it was destroyed by the Jews,” Glick, another far-right, pro-Israel figure, had written on Facebook.

Still, this blames the Fire McMaster on the Alt-Right.

#FireMcMaster, explained
How alt-right media and a handful of Twitter bots tried to get the United States National Security Advisor fired

Makes me wonder who's behind those "Twitter-Bots".




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