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  • White House not ruling out Putin proposal to let Russia question ex-US ambassador <tr>

    07/19/2018 6:14:48 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 13 replies
    he White House said Wednesday that President Trump would consider whether to allow Russian prosecutors to interview onetime U.S. ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul and other Americans in connection with criminal claims against Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. On Wednesday, Sanders said there "was some conversation" between Trump and Putin at their Monday summit about Russia's request, "but there wasn’t a commitment made on behalf of the United States and the president will work with his team and we’ll let you know if there’s an announcement on that front." "Work with his team to do...
  • (2014) 'Professional adventurer' to live on an ICEBERG for a year to highlight climate change

    07/07/2018 3:12:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/14 | Damien Gayle
    A self-styled adventurer is to spend a year living on a melting iceberg off the coast of Greenland to try to draw attention to climate change. In spring next year Alex Bellini, 36, will find a suitable iceberg off the north west of Greenland where he will remain until it melts. He hopes his stunt will raise awareness of the impact of global warming, which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently warned is 'widespread and consequential'.
  • Clinton Communications Director On Obama: 'He Looked Kind Of Like A Jackass'

    04/14/2017 5:24:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 14, 2017 | Davis Richardson
    Former Hillary Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri said former President Obama "looked kind of like a jackass" when he appeared on actor Zach Galifianakis' web show "Between Two Ferns" in 2014. Palmieri made the comments while speaking at a Yale University event on Thursday about the 2016 presidential horserace and the current political landscape. The comment was one of several blunt remarks Palmieri made, including referring to ISIS beheadings as a "manufactured press story." [Snip] Attributing Clinton’s loss to "sexism" and the "irrational hatred that hangs around her," Palmieri dismissed criticism towards the campaign's management as "distracting."
  • Flashback: Obama urges Central American parents not to send children to border (2014)

    06/20/2018 10:16:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Jun 27, 2014 Yes 2014 | Kathleen Hennessey
    "Our message absolutely is don't send your children unaccompanied, on trains or through a bunch of smugglers," Obama told ABC News on Thursday. "We don't even know how many of these kids don't make it, and may have been waylaid into sex trafficking or killed because they fell off a train." "Do not send your children to the borders," Obama said. "If they do make it, they'll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it."
  • Nuland-Pyatt leaked phone conversation _COMPLETE with SUBTITLES ( Planning US coup in Ukraine)

    10/18/2016 2:00:10 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/29/2016 | Staff
    WARNING: Profanity Victoria Nuland, Asst. Sec. of State for Europe, phone call to US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, in a phone call leaked to the news media on 4 February 2014. [expletive] the EU What's really important here is the level of planning for the coup that overthrew the elected President Viktor Yanukovych, which brought to power (as heard on the recording) a group of select individuals described as "moderate democrats." In fact, most of them, including Oleh Tyahnybok (whom Nuland insists the new head of state consult four times weekly), are a far-right nationalist faction with overt and...
  • Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across The Border? (2014)

    06/19/2018 6:16:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/15/14 | John Burnett
    **SNIP** U.S. authorities claim that human smugglers like El Lobo (the wolf) are at the heart of the current border crisis because they have facilitated the travels of the 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who've been apprehended in South Texas since October. "We cross them in inner tubes. If they're 3 or 4 years old, I have to cross them myself. I can't let them drown," he says. The Wolf wears Reeboks with pink soles, a black polo shirt and a thin mustache. He's handsome in a bad-boy sort of way. We sit in an open-air lunchroom on a back street...
  • Flashback: Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress (2014)

    06/19/2018 9:30:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2014 | Richard Cowan
    Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress to grapple with both a humanitarian crisis and a budget dilemma. An estimated 60,000 such children will pour into the United States this year, according to the administration, up from about 6,000 in 2011. Now, Washington is trying to figure out how to pay for their food, housing and transportation once they are taken into custody. The flow is expected to grow. The number of unaccompanied, undocumented immigrants who are under 18 will likely double in...
  • Flashback: Hillary: Minors crossing border must be sent home

    06/18/2018 9:59:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    The Washington post ^ | June 18,2014 | Greg Sargent
    “They should be sent back as soon as it can be determined who responsible adults in their families are. There are concerns about whether all of them can be sent back, but I think all of them who can be should be reunited with their families… We have to send a clear message: Just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay. We don’t want to send a message that’s contrary to our laws or will encourage more children to make that dangerous journey.”
  • Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

    06/17/2018 7:56:11 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 56 replies
    APnews.com ^ | June 17th 2018 | Nomaan Merchant
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
  • Gina Haspel won't say if she oversaw detainee waterboarding

    05/09/2018 9:55:04 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2018
    Gina Haspel refused to say Wednesday during her confirmation hearing to be CIA director if she oversaw the waterboarding of terrorism suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in 2002. Haspel reportedly became chief of base at a CIA black site in Thailand in October of that year. Nashiri arrived in November and was waterboarded at least three times before being transferred in December to a different facility, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who was influential in drafting an intelligence committee report partially released in 2014, asked Haspel to give a "yes or no" answer to whether...
  • Byron York: When did Trump-Russia probe begin? Investigators focus on mystery months

    05/22/2018 9:46:52 AM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 5/21/2018 | BYRON YORK
    Revelations that an FBI informant insinuated himself into the Trump campaign have led some congressional investigators to rethink their theories on how and why former President Barack Obama's Justice Department began investigating the 2016 Trump presidential effort. Most reporting has focused on the July 31, 2016, creation of a document formally marking the beginning of the FBI counterintelligence probe targeting the Trump campaign. The document, known as the electronic communication, or EC, is said to have focused on the case of George Papadopoulos, the peripheral Trump adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to special counsel Robert Mueller about his...
  • What if obama did nothing about Russia because it was the ruse to frame Trump?

    05/22/2018 5:50:05 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-22-18 | DrJohn
    Part 1: George Papadopoulos and Josef Mifsud Inaction. It's been rattling around my head for a long time. Why was there no action? Why didn't obama do something? barack obama was warned about Russian meddling in 2014. The Obama administration received multiple warnings from national security officials between 2014 and 2016 that the Kremlin was ramping up its intelligence operations and building disinformation networks it could use to disrupt the U.S. political system, according to more than half a dozen current and former officials. As early as 2014, the administration received a report that quoted a well-connected Russian source as...
  • Completely Surreal Photos Of America's Abandoned Malls

    05/22/2018 9:41:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | April 2, 2014 | Matt Stopera
    Dead malls are popping up all over the states, particularly in the Midwest, where economic decline has sped up the "going out of business" process. This map, put together by a Dead Malls Enthusiasts Facebook group, shows that well. As Americans are faced with multiple shopping options and more stores are leaving malls, it should be interesting to see if malls and mall culture will survive. What you are about to see is what happens when malls are abandoned. It's apocalyptic and really, really creepy....
  • Soros Sued by Fellow Billionaire in $10 Billion Mine Brawl

    04/15/2017 9:04:35 AM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies
    Bloomberg, L.P ^ | April 14, 2017 | Franz Wild
    Companies controlled by Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz sued fellow billionaire George Soros, claiming he cost them at least $10 billion through a defamation campaign that stripped them of rights to an iron ore deposit in Guinea and other business opportunities around the world. Soros funded law firms, transparency groups, investigators and government officials in Guinea in a coordinated effort to ensure BSG Resources Ltd. lost the rights to the Simandou deposit in April 2014, BSGR said in a complaint filed Friday in Manhattan federal court.
  • Flashback: Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump? (Schneiderman article from 2/2017)

    05/07/2018 8:03:59 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 03, 2017 | DAVID FREEDLANDER
    “I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.” It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald Trump impression, puckering his lips into a duck face, scrunching up his nose and lowering his voice into something that resembles the president’s outer-borough growl. Schneiderman is recalling his meeting with Trump in 2010. Back then, Schneiderman was running for attorney general of New York, and Trump was still in his pre-birther, reality TV host phase. Trump had donated money to one of Schneiderman’s opponents in the Democratic...
  • House Hacking Suspects’ Father Transferred Data To Pakistani Government, Ex-Partner Claims

    04/19/2018 7:39:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 4/19/18 | Luke Rosiak, Wajid Ali Syed
    FAISALABAD, Pakistan — The father of Imran Awan — an IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who investigators concluded made “unauthorized access” to House servers — transferred a USB drive to a Pakistani senator and former head of a Pakistani intelligence agency, the father’s ex-business partner, Rashid Minhas, alleged. Minhas told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Imran Awan’s father, Haji Ashraf Awan, was giving data to Pakistani official Rehman Malik, and that Imran bragged he had the power to “change the U.S. president.” Asked for how he knew this, he said that on one occasion in 2008 when...
  • FLASHBACK: Facebook And The Ethics Of User Manipulation (2014)

    03/22/2018 9:06:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | Jun 29, 2014 | Alex Wilhelm
    FLASHBACK 2014: Facebook caught manipulating users: A recent study conscripted Facebook users as unwitting participants during a weeklong experiment in direct emotional manipulation. The study set out to discover if the emotional tone of a users’ News Feed content had an impact on their own emotional makeup, measured through the tone of what they posted to the social service after viewing the skewed material. Nearly 700,000 Facebook users were shown either more positive, or more negative content. The study found that users who were given more positive news feeds posted more positive things, and users who were given more negative...
  • How deep is Turkey's Sinjar entanglement?

    03/07/2017 6:39:39 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | March 7, 2017 | Fehim Ta&#351;tekin, translator Timur Göksel
    Turkey, which has developed rather odd relationships with some of its neighbors in recent years because of its reckless foreign policy, has begun treating Kurdish notables coming from Iraqi Kurdistan as official leaders. According to former Turkish Consul-General at Erbil Aydin Selcen, when Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani used to come to Turkey, he was received in Istanbul and not in Ankara, the capital. The meetings were not held in palaces but at less-impressive locations. The Kurdistan flag was never displayed. Meetings were held in Arabic, not Kurdish. To give the impression that the meetings were unofficial, nobody wore ties. In short, everything was...
  • Litvinenko: A deadly trail of polonium [poisoned by Putin?...case now concluding]

    07/28/2015 8:02:19 AM PDT · by ETL · 26 replies
    BBC - Magazine ^ | July 28, 2015
    "The polonium trail started on 16 October 2006 when Litvinenko met Lugovoi and Kovtun in London. ..." "When Lugovoi and Kovtun's movements were mapped against the sites of polonium contamination, there was an exact match. The evidence of guilt was strong. In May 2007, the then Director of Public Prosecutions Ken Macdonald announced that Andrei Lugovoi was to be charged with murder and his extradition would be sought from Russia. Kovtun was charged in 2010. ..." Prof Norman Dombey, a physicist who has a deep knowledge of Russian nuclear sites, gave evidence at the public inquiry. Dombey says there is...
  • Political Ebola Czar Working Exactly As Obama Intended

    10/28/2014 7:27:01 AM PDT · by inkling · 15 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Jon Gabriel
    “What we were looking for was not an Ebola expert,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, “but rather an implementation expert.” But what exactly was Klain hired to implement — a public health campaign or a political one? The New York Times let slip the Ebola Czar’s true purpose through an anonymous Democrat operative: “He’ll control the message better than most people would, which is really important from an economic standpoint, from a health standpoint, but it’s also important from a political perspective. If anybody can get the way this is being reported and discussed under control in a...