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  • The Latest: ‘No known ties’ between Cruz and supremacists

    02/15/2018 2:23:19 PM PST · by Gamecock · 92 replies
    AP ^ | 2/15/2018
    PARKLAND, Fla. 4:30 p.m. A law enforcement official says he knows of “no known ties” between the suspect who confessed to a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school and a white supremacist group. Lt. Grady Jordan is a spokesman for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in Tallahassee, where the white nationalist militia known as the Republic of Florida is based. Jordan said Thursday that his office has arrested militia leader Jordan Jereb at least four times since January 2014 and has been monitoring the group’s membership. He says his office has “very solid” information on the group and...
  • The Media Stopped Reporting The Russia Collusion Story Because They Helped Create It

    02/15/2018 8:13:13 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Feburary 15,2018 | Lee Smith
    This Isn’t the 27-Year-Olds’ Fault I’ve argued over the last year that the phony collusion narrative is a symptom of the structural problems with the press. The rise of the Internet, then social media, and gross corporate mismanagement damaged traditional media institutions. As newspapers and magazines around the country went bankrupt when ownership couldn’t figure out how to make money off the new digital advertising model, an entire generation of journalistic experience, expertise, and ethics was lost. It was replaced, as one Obama White House official famously explained, by 27-year-olds who “literally know nothing.” But the first vehicles of the...
  • Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America

    02/15/2018 2:07:33 AM PST · by vikingrinn · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/012/2018 | Carvell Wallace
    "Marvel Comics’s Black Panther was originally conceived in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, two Jewish New Yorkers, as a bid to offer black readers a character to identify with."
  • TV Networks Did A Really Crap Job Reporting On Climate Change Last Year

    02/13/2018 8:12:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 13, 2018 | By Nick Visser
    Many of America’s leading television networks did a poor job of covering climate change last year, even as the newly minted Trump administration worked to unravel regulations meant to tackle the phenomenon and the U.S. was pummeled by a series of record-breaking natural disasters, according to a new report. The group Media Matters for America analyzed climate change coverage on major broadcasters’ nightly news programs and Sunday morning political shows - including those on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News and PBS - over the course of 2017. While a total of 260 minutes were devoted to climate change during the...
  • Russian ASF General Explains How Pilots Chased Away US F-22 “Raptor” Without Triggering World War

    Last night the world was close to a military confrontation between two nuclear powers, Russia and the U.S. In an incredibly dangerous incident in the skies over Syria, an American F-22, which is called a stealth fighter, fired what we now know to be warning flares at our attack aircraft Su-25 at close range.
  • Meet 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi, the new face of Palestinian resistance (barf alert)

    02/04/2018 8:09:39 AM PST · by jerod · 29 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Feb 04, 2018 4:00 AM ET | By Derek Stoffel
    To Palestinians and their supporters, hers is the face of a hero, a new symbol of resistance. But many Israelis call 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi "Shirley Temper" after viewing videos showing the girl angrily lashing out at Israeli soldiers. The long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been about competing narratives, and in this age of social media and viral videos, Ahed's defiance has made her into something of a star in the Arab world and beyond. The blond-haired, blue-eyed Palestinian girl spent her 17th birthday inside an Israeli military prison last week, where she, along with her mother, await trial on Feb....
  • March 5. 2017: Four Pinocchios? Trump’s ‘evidence’ for Obama wiretap claims sketchy, anonymously sou

    02/03/2018 3:07:38 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 54 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 5. 2017 | Glenn Kessler
    President Trump’s explosive allegation that former president Barack Obama wiretapped him is based on — what? We’re still waiting for the evidence. In the meantime, Trump earns Four Pinocchios
  • Chris Matthews Compares Republicans to ‘Goose-Stepping’ North Koreans

    02/03/2018 4:49:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/2/18 | Jack Heretick
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews compared Republicans to "goose-stepping" North Koreans on Friday for the way they have fallen in line under President Donald Trump.Matthews told Republican National Committee member Shawn Steel that support for Trump from many in the Republican Party was reminiscent of North Korea's Kim Jong Un regime. He brought up videos of North Korean military parades where the people are required to smile while goose-stepping."Did you ever watch those North Koreans goose-stepping in line, the same smile on their faces, everything is de rigueur," Matthews said. "Your Republican Party is so much like that."Matthews then recalled how...
  • Armenian Man Killed by Turkish Shelling in Afrin

    01/30/2018 8:22:58 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Asbarez ^ | 16 hours ago | Asbarez Staff
    Afrin, Syria after the Turkish attack Rosher Konis, an Armenian man whose family has lived in the Syrian region of Afrin since his ancestors escaped the Genocide, was reportedly killed last week after the Turkey launched an attack in its continuing campaign against Syria.According to the Hawar News Agency, Konis’ mother, Shamsa, 57 was injured and his sister, Hanifa, was badly injured forcing the amputation of her leg.The agency quoted Hartyon Kivork, a relative of the family, as saying: “Their ancestors fled the oppression of the Turkish authorities nearly 100 years ago in the result of the massacres committed...
  • Jay-Z: Black Unemployment Drop Under Trump Doesn't Matter, "Because It's Not About Money"

    01/28/2018 5:28:05 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 126 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 1-27-2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Hip-hop icon Jay-Z said the drop of black unemployment under President Trump does not make him a good leader because "money doesn't equate to happiness" in an interview with CNN's Van Jones that aired Saturday night. "To give him a little bit of credit too, he is somebody who is now saying, look, I’m growing – I’m dropping black unemployment," Jones said of Trump. "Black people are doing well under my administration." "Does he have a point that maybe the Democrats have been giving us good lip service, but no jobs. He may say terrible things, but putting money in...
  • Russia: The prospect of regime change in North Korea is a serious concern

    01/22/2018 10:41:37 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    “The prospect of regime change is a serious concern. The Kremlin understands that (U.S. President Donald) Trump is unpredictable. They felt more secure with Barack Obama that he would not take any action that would explode the situation, but with Trump they don’t know.” Kortunov, the think-tank chief close to the Russian Foreign Ministry, said he did not think the Kremlin’s defense of Kim Jong Un was based on any personal affection or support for North Korea’s leadership, likening Moscow’s pragmatic backing to that it has given Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Moscow’s position was motivated by a belief the status...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    01/19/2018 1:50:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    AP News ^ | January 19, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are “all calumny.”
  • The Girl Who Lied About Hijab Attack Deserves An Apology (barf alert)

    01/18/2018 7:27:35 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Huffington Compost ^ | January 16, 2018 | Danielle S. McLaughlin
    There is a girl in Toronto who needs a lot of patience and understanding. This 11-year-old child made a mistake that grew and grew until it became an international story. She told her family, her school and the police that a stranger had followed her and attacked her with scissors, slashing her hijab. Twice. The child's brother reported that he had been witness to it all. The girl described her attacker and the event in some detail. The man was Asian, he was smiling, he was dressed in black, the scissors had a blue handle. After the police went to...
  • Report: Highest-ever political bias in media, most can't name 'objective news source'

    01/17/2018 11:01:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Paul Bedard
    Americans see more political bias in news than ever, and nearly seven-in-10 blame media owners for influencing the ways stories are reported, according to the latest failing report card on the nation’s news business. According to “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy,” a new report from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, the percentage of Americans who see a great deal of political bias in stories has nearly doubled since 1989. Currently, 45 percent see “a great deal” of political bias, said the report, according to an analysis by the Nieman Lab. Maybe worse, said Nieman: “Less than half of Americans...
  • [FALSE NEWS] Trump at Risk for a Heart Attack With Dangerous Weight and Skyrocketing

    01/16/2018 8:03:35 PM PST · by dvan · 50 replies
    newsweek ^ | 1/16/2018 | Kate Sheridan
    These numbers put him at increased risk of heart disease or having a heart attack or stroke, according to joint guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. However, Jackson said on Friday that Trump's heart health was also excellent. “He falls into a category that portends years of event-free living,” he said.
  • Durbin Apologizes for Remarks on Abuse (Flashback)

    01/15/2018 4:17:36 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2005 | Shailagh Murray
    Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) yesterday offered a tearful apology on the Senate floor for comparing the alleged abuse of prisoners by American troops to techniques used by the Nazis, the Soviets and the Khmer Rouge, as he sought to quell a frenzy of Republican-led criticism. Durbin, the Democratic whip, acknowledged that "more than most people, a senator lives by his words" but that "occasionally words will fail us and occasionally we will fail words." Choking up, he said: "Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line. To them, I extend my heartfelt apologies." He singled out the victims...
  • Two Monkeys Were Paid Unequally: Excerpt from Frans de Waal's TED Talk (Funniest Experiment Ever)

    01/07/2018 10:14:03 AM PST · by goldendelicious · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-4-2013 | Ted Blog
    What happens when you pay two monkeys unequally? Watch what happens. An excerpt from the TED Talk: "Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals."
  • Putin: Communist ideology similar to Christianity, Lenin’s body like saintly relics

    01/14/2018 4:08:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 85 replies
    Russia Today ^ | January 14, 2018
    Maybe I’ll say something that someone might dislike, but that’s the way I see it,” Putin said in an interview for the documentary Valaam, an excerpt of which was broadcast on Russia 1. “First of all, faith has always accompanied us, becoming stronger every time our country, our people, have been through hard times. “There were those years of militant atheism when priests were eradicated, churches destroyed, but at the same time a new religion was being created. Communist ideology is very similar to Christianity, in fact: freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice – everything is laid out in the Holy Scripture,...
  • History as Therapy: Alternative History and Nationalist Imaginings in Russia (Post-Soviet Society)

    01/14/2018 2:17:40 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    University of Wollongong, Australia ^ | 2014 | Konstantin Sheiko and Stephen Brown
    "For Russians disillusioned with their initial experience of capitalism and democracy, alternative history offered a therapy in which the problems of today gave way to new images of past glory." In 2009, we wrote a book entitled Nationalist Imaginings of the Russian Past. Anatolii Fomenko and the Rise of Alternative History. Its focus was the explosion of 'alternative' history, a publishing phenomenon that emerged in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The leading light in this movement was, and remains, Anatolii Fomenko, a Sovietera mathematician who claimed that the standard historical chronology was hopelessly inaccurate and...
  • The Ladies vs. the Mullahs

    01/14/2018 11:40:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 14, 2018 | Manda Zand Ervin
    No one knows her name, but a young Iranian woman waving a white scarf has become a symbol of almost forty years of struggle by Iranian women, protesting the gender apartheid that clerics brought to our country, overnight, in the winter of 1979. She waved a white scarf in the air as a symbol of peaceful defiance and a campaign, #MyStealthyFreedom, of women fighting for their right to feel the wind in their hair in Iran, the country of my birth. The reaction of the paramilitary forces of the regime has not been so peaceful, with this young woman allegedly...