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  • Russian World Cup Hailed as “Best Ever”.....

    07/13/2018 8:08:50 PM PDT · by caww · 47 replies
    EurasiaFuture ^ | 7/13/2018 | Adam Garrie
    The President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Gianni Infantino has praised the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia as the most successful in history. “Since [a] couple of years I was saying that this would be the best World Cup ever; today I can say it with even more conviction because I lived it and you lived it. It is the best World Cup ever. Thank you Russia!”....... FIFA’s head also stated,......“The legacy of this World Cup will put Russia on the top of the countries in terms of football around the world”. The presence of teams...
  • Mueller: Russian officers launched leaks website in June 2016

    07/13/2018 1:07:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Russian intelligence officers allegedly launched a website in June 2016 to release emails stolen from Clinton campaign officials, special counsel Robert Mueller alleged in an indictment released Friday. Mueller alleges that the Russian officers initially registered the domain for DCLeaks.com in April 2016, and launched the site “[o]n or about June 8, 2016.” “Starting in or around June 2016 and continuing through the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Conspirators used DCLeaks to release emails stolen from individuals affiliated with the Clinton Campaign,” the indictment reads. The complaint also alleges that officers used the site to release documents stolen in the...
  • CNN: Ex-OSU wrestler calls Jordan a 'phony,' says he knew of doctor's misconduct

    07/10/2018 9:27:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | Aris Folley
    An Ohio State wrestler is calling Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) a “phony” in an interview with CNN for saying he was not aware of allegations of inappropriate touching and sexual abuse by a former doctor on the wrestling team. The person who spoke to CNN requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the allegations and out of concern for his family’s well-being. CNN says he is the fifth wrestler from the program to allege that Jordan knew of the actions of Richard Strauss, the former team doctor who killed himself in 2005. "Jordan is denying this because obviously it would...
  • Trump Reeks of Fear

    07/08/2018 8:11:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 8, 2018 | Charles M. Blow
    I can smell Donald Trump’s fear from here. His panic. His anxiety. And yet, I don’t have a full picture of what is causing it. The only people who know what has been discovered in the Russian election meddling probe are Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team, and they aren’t talking. But President Trump no doubt knows far more about it than the rest of us, and what he knows — or what he fears — appears to be a consuming preoccupation. He tweets about the investigation constantly. Part of this is an overt play to bend public opinion,...
  • Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? [NY Mag barf alert]

    07/08/2018 7:40:10 PM PDT · by oblomov · 17 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 8 Jul 2018 | Jonathan Chait
    On June 14, 2016, the Washington Post reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its research on Donald Trump. A political world already numbed by Trump’s astonishing rise barely took notice. News reports quoted experts who suggested the Russians merely wanted more information about Trump to inform their foreign-policy dealings. By that point, Russia was already broadcasting its strong preference for Trump through the media. Yet when news of the hacking broke, nobody raised the faintest suspicions that Russia wished to alter the outcome of the election, let alone that Trump...
  • Class, Acceptance and the KKK: These Movies Have Something to Say

    07/08/2018 12:57:32 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Urban Hollywood ^ | July 6, 2018 | Matthew Carey
    Hollywood tends to pack summer with escapist flicks — popcorn movies that have little to do with the real world, unless you consider rampaging dinosaurs a pressing societal problem. But these five socially-conscious films are sneaking into cinemas, and each has something compelling to say. Sorry To Bother You This surrealistic comedy starring Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out) and Tessa Thompson (Creed) is earning rave reviews for wicked social satire that touches on race, class and capitalism. Stanfield plays Cassius Green, a telemarketer in Oakland whose career takes off once he adopts a “white” telephone voice with customers. Reviewer Kam Williams...
  • An ICE Raid Leaves an Iowa Town Divided Along Faith Lines

    07/08/2018 11:56:13 AM PDT · by gattaca · 86 replies
    Mobile NYT ^ | July 3, 2018 | Trip Gabriel
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — In the days after immigration agents raided a dusty concrete plant on the west side of town, seizing 32 men from Mexico and Central America, the Rev. Trey Hegar, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, got into an impassioned argument on his Facebook page...
  • David Brock's 2018-2020 Playbook to Take Down Trump

    07/07/2018 8:17:42 AM PDT · by SouthernClaire · 25 replies
    Orwellian Chronicle ^ | 06 July 2018 | Ramses Reyes
    Direct link to Brock's private manual: https://orwellianchronicle.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/337535680-full-david-brock-confidential-memo-on.pdf
  • Military veterans to Kremlin: Come clean about mission in Syria

    07/06/2018 2:08:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 5, 2018 | Maria Tsvetkova
    - Russian military veterans urged the government on Thursday to acknowledge it sends private military contractors to fight in Syria, in a bid to secure financial and medical benefits for the fighters and their families. The statement breaks years of public silence about a secret operation involving thousands of Russian civilians fighting in Syria on the side of President Bashar al-Assad whom Moscow has been helping militarily since September 2015. “For three years already, we have been receiving complaints and appeals from Russian citizens who were injured in Syria and cannot undergo medical treatment in Russia,” said the statement, signed...
  • ‘Purge’ producer says it's 'natural' Trump's campaign slogan matches slogan from movie

    07/07/2018 12:21:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/07/18 | John Bowden
    A producer of the "Purge" movie franchise says in a new interview that it was "natural" for President Trump to be seeking copyright approval to use a slogan from their series for his 2020 reelection campaign. The slogan, "Keep America Great," comes originally from the 2016 movie "The Purge: Election Year," which initially introduced the phrase to seemingly mock Trump's then-campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again." In January of this year, Trump's reelection campaign sought to register two versions of the slogan for use in his 2020 bid, apparently unaware of the slogan's Hollywood connection. Last month in Wisconsin, the...
  • Tomi Lahren: Pushing to Overturn Roe v. Wade Would Be a 'Big Mistake'

    07/07/2018 6:47:42 AM PDT · by Boomer · 135 replies
    FN Insider ^ | 7/7/2018 | Tomi Lahren
    Pressing for a Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade would be a big mistake. Yes, the new high court vacancy is a huge opportunity for conservative values and principles, I get it. And I understand the passion behind the pro-life movement.
  • NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR SIGNS LITERAL STATE-FUNDED MEDIA BILL

    07/04/2018 10:44:08 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 32 replies
    New Jersey governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign a bill that would dedicate $5 million in government funding to local media projects. The so-called “Civic Info Bill” was passed by the state legislature in June and will create the Civic Information Consortium, a nonprofit organization that gives grants to promote media in “underserved communities, low-income communities and communities of color.” Applicants apply for grants by proposing a “collaboration” between one of five public universities and a community organization, a media outlet, or a member of the state’s technology sector. The proposal must also “offer a clear benefit to communities.”...
  • Liberty Island evacuated amid 'Abolish ICE' protest; woman attempts to climb Statue of Liberty

    07/04/2018 3:54:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Liberty Island was evacuated Wednesday as a woman was arrested for trying to scale the iconic Statue of Liberty to protest President Trump. The woman, who appeared to be black and could be seen holding up a T-shirt displaying the words “Rise and Resist” and “Trump Care Makes Us Sick,” was able to scale the base of the statue. She was arrested by two rappelling police officers after an hours-long standoff on America’s Independence Day. The whole island was evacuated as a precaution.
  • The Secret War (Media and Propaganda)

    07/04/2018 10:27:48 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies
    Cancer Tutor ^ | 28 February 2018 | Webster Kehr
    Surviving cancer is totally a function of getting good information. If you have good information your chances of surviving your cancer can be 90 percent or higher. Television is one of the sources of bad information. Those who believe what they hear on television are likely to use the largely ineffective cancer treatments. Those who dig deeper can find cancer treatments with 90 percent and higher cure rates. A secret war, which very few people know about, is going on right now. You or someone you love could be a victim of this war. This war is not being fought...
  • Teen taken at border says 60 girls were kept in 'icebox' cages(barf)

    07/04/2018 6:53:08 AM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies
    A 15-year-old girl who was forcibly separated from her mother after fleeing to the U.S. from El Salvador described to a Washington State investigator how she was crammed into a windowless room with 60 other girls and deprived of proper sleep or food for three days. The room was divided by wire fencing into three cages, with each one holding 20 separated girls -- some as young as 3 years old, according to an affidavit filed late Monday (July 2) in federal court in Seattle. The girls, who weren't told when they'd see their parents again, called it the "icebox."...
  • Confirmed: ISIS Sold Oil To Assad & Turkey

    07/02/2018 10:12:46 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 07-02-2018 | Para
    Islamic State was selling oil and gas to the Syrian regime and to Turkey, while the militants were ruling over large areas in Syria and Iraq over the past three years, a senior ISIS commander said in an interview with the Kurdistan 24 news outlet on Sunday. “Oil and gas obtained by the Islamic State was sold to Turkey and the Syrian regime,” Razeek Radeek Maksimo, an Azerbaijani national and formerly senior ISIS commander, told Kurdistan 24 from a prison in Rojava where he is held by Syrian Kurdish authorities.
  • N Korea Has Continued Ballistic Missile Launcher Production in 2018, Per US Intelligence (Air Force)

    07/02/2018 12:31:55 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 56 replies
    North Korea has continued to produce support equipment and launchers for one of its newer ballistic missiles through the first half of 2018, according to a recent U.S. military intelligence assessment described to The Diplomat by U.S. government officials. According to a recent assessment released by the U.S. National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), which analyzes intelligence regarding ballistic missile threats for the U.S. Air Force, North Korea has continued to produce vehicles and support equipment for its Pukguksong-2/KN15 medium-range ballistic missile in 2018. While production of launch vehicles—known as transporter-erector-launchers, or TELs—and support equipment has continued through the...
  • Gingrich Accuses Russia of Persecuting Christian Minorities

    06/30/2018 8:36:58 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    The Tablet ^ | June 2018 | Christopher Lamb in Rome
    “Today, Russia ranks among the worst violators of religious freedom and human rights,” Ambassador Callista Gingrich said during a roundtable discussion on Ukraine held at the US embassy in Rome. “There is no sign that its persecution of religious minorities and foreign missionaries is coming to an end.” “Russia routinely conducts sham trials to persecute Ukrainians,” she explained. “Religious freedom also remains heavily constricted in areas of Ukraine under Russian occupation and control." The ambassador is married to former House of Representatives Speaker, Newt Gingrich, an adviser and ally of the president, who has repeatedly stressed there is no evidence...
  • NBC NEWS: “WE” HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HURT TRUMP

    06/22/2018 8:08:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 100 replies
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 6/22/2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Not that this will come as a surprise, but it is entertaining to watch NBC’s John Heilemann gleefully explain how “we” have a great opportunity to bludgeon President Trump and the GOP with the faux crisis at the border. In a mere 47 seconds, he gives the game away on a couple of fronts:
  • Justice Kennedy's Replacement Could Make It Harder to Fight Climate Change

    06/28/2018 8:50:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    TIME ^ | June 27, 2018 | By JUSTIN WORLAND
    The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy could allow the nation’s highest court to change its mind on whether the Environmental Protection Agency has to fight climate change. As a crucial swing vote, the Reagan appointee joined liberals in a landmark 5-4 decision in 2007 that the EPA is required to address climate change if its own scientists found that it posed a risk to public health. Two years later the agency made exactly that determination, issuing a scientific document known as the endangerment finding. “We’re not going to get another Kennedy who’s going to play that moderating role,”...