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  • Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at Miami resort: report

    10/13/2019 7:11:14 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/13/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    A fake video of President Trump shooting, stabbing and brutally assaulting media personalities and political opponents was played at a conference for his supporters at his Miami resort last week, the New York Times reported Sunday. Donald Trump Jr., former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) were all scheduled to speak at the three-day conference hosted by American Priority at Trump National Doral Miami. Sanders and a person close to Trump Jr. told the Times that neither one saw the video. The Hill has reached out to DeSantis's office. The video, which includes...
  • Poles to vote in one of most important elections in decades

    10/12/2019 3:47:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies ^ | October 12, 2019 | VANESSA GERA and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    Poland’s ruling conservative party has targeted gays as a campaign tactic. Its programming on state media has drawn comparisons with communist-era propaganda and it has asserted so much control over the judicial system that the European Union has declared the rule of law at risk. Yet, Law and Justice heads into Sunday’s election to the 460-seat lower house and the 100-seat Senate as Poland’s most popular party, largely thanks to generous social spending and an assertive Poland-first stance toward the EU and other countries. Concerns about democracy have made this one of the country’s most momentous election since the fall...
  • Michael Moore on Joker: "The greater danger to society may be if you DON’T go see this movie."

    10/09/2019 10:45:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 53 replies
    Facebook ^ | October 5, 2019 | Michael Moore
    On Wednesday night I attended the New York Film Festival and witnessed a cinematic masterpiece, the film that last month won the top prize as the Best Film of the Venice International Film Festival. It’s called “Joker” — and all we Americans have heard about this movie is that we should fear it and stay away from it. We’ve been told it’s violent and sick and morally corrupt — an incitement and celebration of murder. We’ve been told that police will be at every screening this weekend in case of “trouble.” Our country is in deep despair, our constitution is...
  • CBS, BBC America ban TV ad that depicts menstruating men

    10/08/2019 5:08:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 8, 2019 | Alexandra Steigrad
    An underwear ad that depicts a world where men and boys menstruate is getting either banned or censored by several TV networks. Thinx, a New York-based maker of feminine hygiene products, said the campaign slated to launch Wednesday on national TV is meant to take the taboo factor out of menstruation. The 30-second spot opens with a tortured-looking teenage boy telling his dad that he got his first period. It then cuts to a man rolling over in bed to reveal a blood stain on his sheets. Moments later, another man walks through a locker room with a tampon string...
  • ‘Everybody cries here’:Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

    09/19/2019 7:15:16 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 46 replies
    ap ^ | 9/18/2019 | CEDAR ATTANASIO and TIM SULLIVAN
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open,someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It’s impossible to see who is crying.
  • No Matter What Trump Does, Those Jobs Aren't Coming Back from China

    09/03/2019 9:24:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    RCM ^ | 09/03/2019 | Allan Golombek
    President Trump and other mercantilists are hoping that his tariffs will drive U.S companies out of China, perhaps even back to the United States. They can keep hoping. It’s not likely to happen. In a further escalation of his trade war, on August 23 Trump “ordered” U.S companies to leave China, or even return to the United States. This prompted a debate among legal scholars as to whether he even has the authority to do that. Regardless of whether he does or doesn’t, it is unlikely to have any impact. A proviso is called for here. Some U.S companies are...
  • Amazon Fires: How Hollywood Celebrities Are Spreading Misinformation on Social Media

    08/27/2019 9:57:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/27/2019 | AFP
    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Many high-profile figures seeking to denounce the fires in the Amazon — from Madonna and Cristiano Ronaldo to Leonardo DiCaprio and Emmanuel Macron — have unwittingly ended up misleading millions on social media, either sharing photographs of the region that are years old or images taken in other parts of the world.
  • Why Is Hollywood So Scared of Climate Change?

    08/20/2019 2:18:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 14, 2019 | Cara Buckley
    Humans ruined everything. They bred too much and choked the life out of the land, air and sea. And so they must be vaporized by half, or attacked by towering monsters, or vanquished by irate dwellers from the oceans’ polluted depths. Barring that, they face hardscrabble, desperate lives on a once verdant Earth now consumed by ice or drought. That is how many recent superhero and sci-fi movies — among them the latest Avengers and Godzilla pictures as well as “Aquaman,” “Snowpiercer,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Interstellar” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” — have invoked the climate crisis. They imagine postapocalyptic...
  • Poland honors wartime group that collaborated with Nazis

    08/12/2019 8:02:14 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2019
    <p>WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials joined war veterans on Sunday to pay tribute to a World War II-era underground force that collaborated with Nazi German forces toward the end of the war in their battle against the Communists, who were imposing control on the nation.</p>
  • Infighting kills 40, wounds 260 in Yemen's Aden: UN

    08/12/2019 6:36:45 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Iran Press TV via Global security ^ | Sun Aug 11, 2019 01:28PM
    Infighting kills 40, wounds 260 in Yemen's Aden: UN Iran Press TV Sun Aug 11, 2019 01:28PM The United Nations (UN) says at least 40 people have been killed and 260 others wounded in Yemen's southern port city of Aden during infighting between groups of militia receiving support from either Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates (UAE). "Scores of civilians have been killed and wounded since August 8 when fighting broke out in the city of Aden. Preliminary reports indicate that as many as 40 people have been killed and 260 injured," UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Lise Grande...
  • Suburban women recoil as Trump dives into racial politics

    07/30/2019 5:29:03 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 81 replies ^ | 7/30/19 | By MARC LEVY and SCOTT BAUER
    Suburban women recoil as Trump dives into racial politics ROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Carol Evans approves of Donald Trump’s immigration policy. She gives him credit for the strong economy. But the Republican from the affluent Milwaukee suburbs of Waukesha County, a GOP bedrock in the state, just can’t commit to voting for the president next year like she did in 2016. “I just don’t like the way he talks about other people,” Evans, a 79-year-old retired data entry supervisor, said recently as she walked through a shopping mall in Brookfield, Wisconsin, days after Trump fired off a racist tweet at...
  • How Brexit is playing into Erdo&#287;an’s hands in Turkey

    06/06/2019 10:50:13 PM PDT · by Cronos · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6 June 2019 | Elsyn Poyrazlar
    ...Brexit also risks making things worse for other parts of the world in very direct and concrete terms – this is certainly the case for Turkey. ..I was in the Luxembourg press conference when British foreign minister Jack Straw and Gül announced the start of the EU talks, and reported from Istanbul when the euphoria of that day was replaced by despair in the years afterwards. As western European politicians such as Angela Merkel diluted the EU’s commitment to Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has ruled the country since 2003, undermined Turkey’s commitment to EU standards such as the rule...
  • Hong Kong’s extradition law mess: don’t blame Beijing, blame naive Carrie Lam

    06/15/2019 10:09:08 AM PDT · by texas booster · 10 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | June 15 2019 | Wang Xiangwei
    On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people jammed the busy downtown streets of Hong Kong to protest against the local government’s proposed bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. The mass demonstration could well be the largest in Hong Kong’s history but the mainland’s official media has largely remained silent, except for a few outlets including the Global Times which accused the local opposition camp of colluding with “foreign forces” to fan chaos in Hong Kong to hurt the mainland. Blaming “foreign forces” for causing havoc in Hong Kong has always been the official mainland media’s default position...
  • New Lois Lane Comic Reflects Trump’s White House Relationship With the Press (Spoilers)

    06/06/2019 3:39:51 PM PDT · by Bratch · 26 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | June 6, 2019 | Rich Johnston
    Earlier today, Bleeding Cool reported that DC Comics is making the first two issues of the new Lois Lane comic by Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins returnable, so that retailers could order as many copies as they liked, safe in the knowledge that they could return any left unsold. It is possible that this really won’t be an issue as the series may grab as many headlines as Lois Lane usually generated for the Daily Planet. Bleeding Cool has been informed that the new series pits Lois Lane against the White House administration. And while members of that administration are not names, there seem to...

    05/27/2019 4:42:52 AM PDT · by cba123 · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/26/2019 | Peter Hasson
    Time Magazine columnist Ian Bremmer on Sunday tweeted a quote from President Donald Trump about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un that quickly went viral — but it wasn’t real. “President Trump in Tokyo: ‘Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden.'” Bremmer wrote on Twitter. While Trump did praise the North Korean dictator’s insult of former Vice President Joe Biden, the president never said what Bremmer quoted him saying — because Bremmer made it up. -- Please see link for full article. Wow. Time Magazine actually PAYS someone to do this.
  • NPR Memo Instructs Writers How to Frame Abortion Debate with Biased Language

    05/23/2019 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | May 22, 2019 | By Tré Goins-Phillips Editor
    After reading a “guidance reminder” posted last week by NPR, it’s become even more obvious why those in favor of abortion and those opposed to it are increasingly at odds with one another. Mark Memmott, supervising senior editor of standards and practices for NPR, put together the guide after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed into law the most stringently pro-life legislation in the country and not long after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed a bill into law barring abortion after a heartbeat is detectable, which usually occurs around six weeks into pregnancy. The style guide makes one thing...
  • 'I Have a Plan for That.' Elizabeth Warren Is Betting That Americans Are Ready for Her Big Ideas

    05/09/2019 7:59:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Time ^ | 05/09/2019 | Haley Sweetland Edwards
    Voters encountering Elizabeth Warren on the presidential campaign trail these days often seem surprised. After a packed gathering at an elementary school in Concord, N.H., in April, a 40-something woman told me she had expected Warren to be more like Hillary Clinton but found them miles apart. A college student who caught Warren’s speech in Hanover said he was perplexed to learn that a woman once described by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s political director as a “threat to free enterprise” in fact believes in entrepreneurship and markets. And at an event in a Portsmouth high school cafeteria, a retired...
  • Why The War Was Not About Slavery

    05/03/2019 7:54:25 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 1,596 replies ^ | March 9, 2016 | Clyde Wilson
    Conventional wisdom of the moment tells us that the great war of 1861—1865 was “about” slavery or was “caused by” slavery. I submit that this is not a historical judgment but a political slogan. What a war is about has many answers according to the varied perspectives of different participants and of those who come after. To limit so vast an event as that war to one cause is to show contempt for the complexities of history as a quest for the understanding of human action. Two generations ago, most perceptive historians, much more learned than the current crop, said...
  • Mueller Report Exceeds 300 Pages, Raising Questions About Four-Page Summary

    03/28/2019 12:10:10 PM PDT · by libstripper · 48 replies
    NYT ^ | Mar. 28, 2019 | Nicholas Fandos & Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — The still-secret report on Russian interference in the 2016 election submitted by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, last week was more than 300 pages long, according to the Justice Department, a length that raises new questions about Attorney General William P. Barr’s four-page summary. Mr. Barr wrote to Congress on Sunday offering what he called the “principal conclusions” of the report — including that Mr. Mueller had not found that the Trump campaign had taken part in a conspiracy to undermine the election. But he had notably declined to publicly disclose its length.
  • Q Anon: 03/25/19 Trust Trump's Plan

    03/25/2019 8:36:26 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,071 replies ^ | 3/25/19 | FReepers, vanity
    Q is the result of the sacrifices and commitment of countless patriots to win back our captured country from the Deep State and achieve the transformation President Trump promised in this campaign video. President Trump has said the awakening of the public is key to this transformation. Q describes this transformation as follows: "The Great Awakening ('Freedom of Thought’), was designed and created not only as a backchannel to the public (away from the longstanding ‘mind’ control of the corrupt & heavily biased media) to endure future events through transparency and regeneration of individual thought (breaking the chains of...