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  • Any update on Bonita Tindle, the SFSU black girl who harrassed a white guy over his dreadlocks?

    06/24/2016 10:56:04 PM PDT · by lee martell · 37 replies
    June 24 2016 | Lee Martell
    Remember that little story? On March 28th of this year, a scene between two students at San Francisco State University went viral overnight. Corey Goldstein, an student, was walking through the corridors on his way to the next class, when he was confronted by Bonita Tindle, a girl he had seen but didn't know. Bonita didn't like that Corey, a young man of jewish ancestry, had chosen to style his long brown hair into dreadlocks. Somehow, Bonits had it in her mind that dreadlocks were the exclusive province of black people to wear. Her thought was anyone not black or...
  • Putin to Take Concrete Steps to Support Turkish Cyprus

    07/19/2005 2:14:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 304+ views
    Zaman ^ | July 20, 2005 | Mirza Cetinkaya
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said economic isolation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) should be ended. Putin has signaled for concrete steps to be taken in this regard. Russian President hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an "honorary guest" in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi noted, the "meaningless" embargo imposed on TRNC must be lifted and his country will have direct contacts with both the Turkish and Greek Cypriot societies on the island. The two leaders emphasized their opinions overlapped on many issues. "The first thing we must do is to solve the problem...
  • Pope Genocide Comments Show 'Crusader Mentality' - Turkey

    06/26/2016 5:21:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/26/16
    Turkey says Pope Francis' description of the WW1 mass killing of Armenians as genocide shows "the mentality of the Crusades". The pontiff's remarks have "no relation to reality", Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said. Armenia and many historians say up to 1.5 million Armenian Christians were killed by Ottoman Turkish forces in 1915. But Turkey disputes the figure and denies the deaths constituted genocide. It says the deaths were part of a civil conflict triggered by WW1. The row continues to sour Turkish-Armenian relations, drawing in other countries such as Germany, whose parliament recently declared the killings to be...
  • Putin clarifies Trump comment and says America is the world's 'only superpower'

    06/18/2016 8:52:30 PM PDT · by Cronos · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 June 2016 | Alan Yuhas
    Vladimir Putin downplayed past comments about Donald Trump and spoke about the presidential election on Friday, adding that he accepted the US is probably the world’s sole superpower. “America is a great power. Today, probably, the only superpower. We accept that,” the Russian president said at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. “We want to and are ready to work with the United States.” Alluding to US-EU sanctions on Russia in response to its military actions in Ukraine, he continued: “The world needs such strong nations, like the US. And we need them. But we don’t need them constantly getting...
  • Putins Russia is a poor, drunk soccer hooligan

    06/22/2016 9:54:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 115 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 06-22-2016 | Scott Gilmore
    Russia is not the country you think it is. Its economy is smaller than South Koreas. Its people are poorer than Kazakhstans. It trails Finland in technology. And it has a smaller military budget than Saudi Arabia... ...Russia hosted the Olympics, punched Georgia in the nose, took back the Crimea, invaded Ukraine, flew bombers through NATO airspace, built military bases in the Arctic, and generally flexed and posed like an oiled, aged, but still buff, body builder. And weve been paying increasingly rapt attention, not noticing the geriatric walker hidden just off stage. A closer look is almost shocking. According...
  • Syria strike: Russia unleashes lethal aerial arsenal on Aleppo

    06/22/2016 10:12:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    The Australian ^ | June 23, 2016 | Hannah Lucinda Smith, Catherine Philp
    Syria strike: Russia unleashes lethal aerial arsenal on Aleppo Hannah Lucinda Smith, Catherine Philp The Times 12:00AM June 23, 2016 Russia is breaching international conventions by dropping incendiaries similar to white phosphorus on to residential neighbourhoods in the Syrian city of Aleppo in what is thought to be the prelude to a ground assault to retake the city from rebel forces. Photographs have shown what experts believe to be a thermobaric bomb, the most powerful explosive apart from a nuclear weapon, being detonated next to urban areas, with potentially devastating effects for civilians.
  • Read This Before The Government Uses the Orlando Shooting to Start Another War

    06/21/2016 12:51:52 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    Anti Media ^ | 17 June 2016 | Claire Bernish
    Late Thursday evening, the Wall Street Journal reported, 51 State Department officials signed a statement condemning U.S. policy in Syria in which they repeatedly call for targeted military strikes against the Damascus government and urging regime change as the only way to defeat Islamic State. In other words, as Zero Hedge summarized, over 50 top diplomats are urging to eliminate [Syrian Pres. Bashar al] Assad in order to defeat ISIS, the same ISIS which top US diplomats had unleashed previously in order to eliminate Assad. This gordian knot created by United States foreign policy and intensified by that...
  • Corrupt Communist Leads Race for UN Boss

    06/21/2016 3:04:12 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    The next United Nations chief may be an unapologetic communist who served a savage dictatorship that murdered hundreds of thousands of people and tortured even more. Her name is Irina Bokova (shown). And thanks to a slick public-relations operation and a team of former communist spies running her campaign, there is reportedly a good chance that the Bulgarian Communist Party operative could end up as UN boss in 2017 when current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moons term expires. Bokova currently serves as the chief of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). But her long career in the service of both...
  • White TV anchor fired after racial comments fights back with discrimination lawsuit

    06/21/2016 6:24:32 AM PDT · by orchestra · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/21/2016 | Katie Mettler
    In March, a white award-winning broadcast news anchor in Pittsburgh posted on her professional Facebook page what she claimed was a heartfelt call to action on the perceived black-on-black crime epidemic in the United States, particularly in the city shed covered for almost 20 years. The post came two weeks after she covered a mass shooting at a backyard barbecue that left four people injured and six dead, including a pregnant woman, in Wilkinsburg, a majority black borough. The district attorney called the heinous crime calculated, planned and one of the most brutal he had seen in his 18-year tenure.
  • Iran general warns Bahrain after Shia cleric stripped of citizenship

    06/21/2016 6:15:06 AM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 June 2016 | BBC
    The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards overseas operation arm has warned there could be armed resistance in Bahrain after the Sunni-ruled kingdom stripped a top Shia cleric of his citizenship. Bahrain accused the cleric of using his position to "serve foreign interests", promoting "sectarianism and violence". .."The al-Khalifa [rulers of Bahrain] surely know their aggression against Sheikh Isa Qassim is a red line and that crossing it would set Bahrain and the whole region on fire, and it would leave no choice for people but to resort to armed resistance," Gen Soleimani said in a statement released by the semi-official...
  • 3 arrested in New Yorks Holland Tunnel with loaded rifles, body armor - report

    06/21/2016 8:59:10 AM PDT · by paulcissa · 154 replies
    rt ^ | 21 Jun, 2016 | Staff
  • General Staff: It is Russian Patience, not US, that is Waning over Syria

    06/20/2016 1:18:52 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 44 replies
    TASS ^ | June 20, 2016 | TASS
    It is Russias patience - and not the United States - that is waning over the situation in Syria, the chief of Russias General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, has told the media. Earlier, US Secretary of State, John Kerry said that while the Syrian President, Bashar Assad and Russia were demanding strict compliance with ceasefire in the whole territory of Syria, the Syrian government troops were pushing ahead with their operation to recapture Aleppo. He remarked that Russia should be aware that patience on Assads Syria was wearing thin. "If anyones patience on Syria is waning, it is our patience, not...
  • Black Lives Matter Lists White Supremacy, Patriarchy, Capitalism Among Reasons for Orlando Attack

    06/21/2016 9:07:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 30 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 20, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    While conservatives identify the Orlando massacre as an Islamic terrorist attack and the left blames a variety of factors including conservatives and guns, the Black Lives Matter movement has published its own unique perspective on the cause of this atrocity. "Despite the media's framing of this as a terrorist attack, we are very clear that this terror is completely homegrown, born from the anti-Black white supremacy, patriarchy and homophobia of [sic] the conservative right and of those who would use religious extremism as a weapon to gain power for the few and take power from the rest." Although the Orlando...
  • U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria

    06/19/2016 7:33:05 PM PDT · by traumer · 189 replies
    American and Russian fighter jets had a tense showdown in the skies above Syria as the Russians dropped bombs on U.S.-backed rebels. U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. The aerial close encounter underscores just how chaotic Syrias skies have become as Russia and the U.S.-led coalition work at cross-purposes, each dropping bombs in support of separate factions in the five-year-old civil war. The near-clash also highlights the escalating...
  • Tapper: White House Concerned Russia Could Invade Ukraine as Soon as This Weekend

    03/21/2014 4:43:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 157 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 21,2014 | Noah Rothman |
    Quoting unnamed administration officials, CNN host Jake Tapper revealed that the White House is concerned that Russia could invade South and East Ukraine possibly as soon as this weekend. He said that, in spite of Russias assurances that the large numbers of troops and military equipment amassed along the Ukrainian border are there merely for training exercises, the White House believes that Moscow could be planning a broader incursion into Ukraine. There is now real apprehension that Vladimir Putin could push even further into Ukraine, perhaps as soon as this weekend, Tapper said. He quoted anonymous administration officials who are...
  • Why British Haste on Plane Bomb Theory?

    11/07/2015 2:33:10 PM PST · by Agog · 22 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 11/06/2015 | Finian Cunningham
    British officials have made an unseemly leap to speculate on a terrorist plot in the Russian airliner crash over Sinai last weekend. And Russia has understandably reacted furiously to the speculation, saying that it is too early to make such an assessment when crash investigators have not even compiled, let alone evaluated, evidence. American officials, including President Barack Obama, are also now echoing the British claims of a bomb on the plane. The question is: why the haste? ........................... Cameron and Obama are evidently being fed intelligence assessments of a bomb being stowed in the airplane's hold by terrorists. But...
  • Double dirty deed: Anti-Russia smear campaign also targets Trump

    06/18/2016 12:30:10 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 19 replies
    RT ^ | June 18, 2016 | Finian Cunningham
    Sensational reports of Russian government spies hacking into the Democrat partys computers werent the usual anti-Moscow smear job. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump also took a hit in the double whammy. The abrasive business tycoon may have a popular following among grass roots voters, but he has managed to garner powerful enemies within the American establishment. Not least large sections of the corporate news media, the military and foreign policy arms of US government.
  • Dutch PM says hes totally against referendums

    06/13/2016 1:00:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 06/13/2016 11:29 | (EurActiv.com with agencies)
    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte today (13 June) admitted a referendum called by euroskeptic groups on whether to back closer ties between Ukraine and the EU had been disastrous after voters soundly rejected the pact. Im totally against referenda, and Im totally, totally, totally against referenda on multilateral agreements, because it makes no sense as we have seen with the Dutch referendum, Rutte told a conference of European MPs. The referendum led to disastrous results, he added.
  • Russia's YAT TV Video: Merkel Madness

    06/14/2016 5:43:32 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 14 replies
    Russia's YAT TV YouTube Video via Mustafa ibn Tropiciel You Tube ^ | Published on March 18, 2016 | Mustafa ibn Tropiciel YouTube account
    https://youtu.be/40U6VKq-2yk
  • '50 perverts killed in bar' (view from Turkey)

    06/13/2016 7:49:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/12/13 | Pleasance
    Yeni Akit is a right-wing Turkish paper which has supported Al-Qaeda It is known for its hate speech against LGBT groups, Jews and Christians Also has strong ties with President Erdogan and his party, the AKP Broke news of Orlando attack with headline: 'Death toll rises to 50 in bar where perverted homosexuals go!' A Turkish newspaper with links to the country's President has published a homophobic headline calling those who died in the Orlando mass shooting 'perverts' and 'deviants'. Yeni Akit, a right-wing newspaper which has supported the likes of Al-Qaeda in the past, broke news of the attack...
  • Eric Holder: Fingerprinting Is Racist (What A Moron!!!)

    06/12/2016 4:29:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder has come out against proposals in Chicago and New Jersey to require fingerprint background checks of drivers for ride-hailing platforms such as Uber and Lyft. Why would President Obama's onetime top lawman come out against regulation that is supposed to protect the riding public? Credit the intersection of two forces. First, Holder's tony corporate law firm, Covington & Burling, represents Uber. Also, as Holder sees it, requiring drivers to submit fingerprints may "have a discriminatory impact on communities of color." I was surprised to read about Holder's opposition, as I have trouble seeing Holder as...
  • Orlando Jihadist Was Radicalized By Prison Trained Black Panther Marcus Dwayne Robertson

    06/12/2016 8:16:54 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 64 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | June 12, 2016 | Sundance
    <p>Oh boy, all the dots are connecting quickly now. We suspected this would happen. This is going to make the White House very uncomfortable because it connects the Muslim/Islamist elements of the Black Lives Matter, F*ck The Police, and New Black Panthers connections we have been outlining for five years.</p>
  • Don King sets the record straight: 'Yes, I endorsed Donald Trump'

    06/11/2016 8:34:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    USA Today's Boxing Junkie | June 11, 2016 | Bob Velin
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://boxingjunkie.usatoday.com/2016/06/11/don-king-yes-i-endorsed-donald-trump/
  • Code Pink students disrupt Trump speech to protest horrifying language

    06/11/2016 11:02:21 AM PDT · by orchestra · 45 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 6/10/2016 | Anthony Gockowski and Bethany Salgado
    Student protesters interrupted Donald Trumps address Thursday in Washington, chanting Stop hate! Stop Trump! as they were escorted from the premises. Refugees are welcome here! they shouted while Trump spoke to the Faith and Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority Conference, seeking to cement his support among evangelical voters.
  • The Russian air force has grounded its entire fleet of Sukhoi-27 fighter jets

    06/09/2016 3:02:59 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 9, 2016 | Andrew Osborn and Alexander Winning, Reuters
    The Russian air force grounded its entire fleet of Sukhoi-27 fighter jets on Thursday after a fatal crash near Moscow which aviation sources told Russian agencies looked like the result of some kind of technical failure. Viktor Bondarev, the head of the air force, ordered the country's fleet of the twin-engined fighter jet grounded until the reasons for the crash had been determined, Russian agencies reported. Russia is believed to have over 300 of the fighter jets in service. The United States complained in April that one of them had made aggressive manoeuvres near a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the...
  • Nets Cover Gorilla Death 54x More Than Chicago Shootings

    06/01/2016 5:16:32 PM PDT · by russbart · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Katie Yoder
    The broadcast networks routinely prioritize animal life over human life. This Memorial Day weekend was no exception.
  • Anti-cop group burns American flag over death of black teen

    06/09/2016 9:35:47 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 7th 2016 | By Tina Moore and Natalie Musumeci
    A group of anti-cop dissenters burned an American flag outside a Staten Island police station house in protest of the NYPDs investigation into the death of a black teenage boy who police said suffered a fatal asthma attack after a gang-related street fight last month, video shows. In a video posted to YouTube, demonstrators can be seen gathered outside of the 121st Precinct station house for the staged flag burning on Saturday. We light fire for the ancestors who have gone before us who were lynched, a woman can be hearing saying in the video as another person attempts to...
  • Two Democrats will face off for California's U.S. Senate seat (T)

    06/08/2016 8:15:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 6/8/2016 | John Myers
    California voters made history on Tuesday in the race for the U.S. Senate, sending two Democrats to a November runoff and denying a Republican a spot on the fall ballot for the first time since the states first direct election of senators in 1914. State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris won the largest share of the vote and the title of winner in the primary. By the end of the night, Harris led Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez by more than 800,000 votes, a margin of 23 percentage points.
  • The Ferguson-Obama Syndrome

    06/08/2016 7:45:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Bob Barr
    Over the past year or so, several major cities across the United States have experienced a violent crime wave not seen since the 1990s. This spike in violent crime, measured by the FBIs Uniform Crime Reporting Program, has confounded Leftist sociologists, bleeding-heart politicians, and members of the media, who constantly tend to blame private gun ownership and the police themselves for increased criminal activity. In fact, one of the prime causes of this problem may very well be the media and Leftist politicians, including the President and his previous and current Attorneys General. And the spark that appears to have...
  • Prominent Israel Hater Alice Walker Believes World Run by Reptilian Space Aliens

    05/23/2013 5:02:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 54 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | May 21, 2013 | Elder of Ziyon
    Alice Walker, the author of The Color Purple who was also a jurist in the kangaroo court Russell Tribunal on Palestine, believes that Israel is an apartheid state. She also believes that the world is run by shape-shifting reptilian aliens who practice mind control from the Moon. Im not sure which opinion is more bizarre. On her blog, she waxes poetic over the book that taught her so much about the aliens: that control our world: Earlier I wrote that David Icke reminded me of Malcolm X. I was thinking especially of Malcolms fearlessness. A fearlessness that made him seem...
  • If you disagree w/ Alice Walker about the Z verdict, youre probably a shapeshifting alien

    07/23/2013 10:04:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2013 | Jim Treacher
    Her words, not mine. Alice Walker is the author of The Color Purple, The Color Purple, The Color Purple, and probably some other books. She also has some really awesome ideas about science. But first things first. Last week, Walker wrote about her deliberately factless, emotion-based reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict. It was on the Guardians Comment Is Free blog, because of course it was: "I deliberately watched none of the Zimmerman trial, just as I have deliberately not read a draft of a new book by Jen Marlowe and others, soon to be published: I Am Troy Davis,...
  • International outcry over Turkeys use of historic Hagia Sophia cathedral for Ramadan services

    06/06/2016 3:56:01 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 17 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 06/06/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    An angry war of words has erupted between Greece and Turkey after Turkish authorities permitted a daily Koran reading to be broadcast from Turkeys famous Hagia Sophia, a former Byzantine cathedral. Turkish national broadcaster TRT Diyanet will broadcast the sahur or Islamic predawn meal along with daily readings from the Koran during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan which began Monday. Greeces Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the move in a statement calling it bigotry and not compatible with modern, democratic and secular societies.
  • White people now finally excluded from the South African job market.

    06/06/2016 4:17:01 AM PDT · by SAT2014 · 58 replies
    South Africa Today ^ | South Africa Today
    The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Amendment Bill eliminates all white people including the disabled. The definition of black people is now clear and aligned with the Constitution, Tlhoaele said.... Read more on South Africa Today
  • Syria conflict: Coalition [US] strike 'kills government forces'

    12/07/2015 1:19:16 AM PST · by Mr Radical · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th Dec 2015 | unknown
    Breaking news reports from many sources (BBC, RT etc) say Coalition [US] planes have bombed a Syrian army base in Ayyash in Deir al-Zour province, killing and wounding a number of Syrian government troops: "A suspected US-led coalition air strike has killed four Syrian military personnel, according to a monitoring group. The strike took place in Deir al-Zour province, which is largely held by the jihadist group Islamic State, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights."
  • US Asks Russia to Not Hit Nusra Front (al-Qaeda) in Syria, Moscow Says

    06/03/2016 10:34:14 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 48 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Jun 3, 2016, 4:17 PM ET | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    Russia's foreign minister said Washington has asked Moscow not to target the al-Qaida's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, but the U.S. insisted Friday that it only wants Russia to carefully select it targets to avoid hitting civilians and legitimate opposition groups. Sergey Lavrov said that Russia has long insisted that the moderate, U.S.-backed opposition groups should leave the areas occupied by Nusra. He said in televised remarks that Russia and the U.S. have engaged in close dialogue on how to secure a cease-fire in Syria, but added that fighting the Islamic State group and Nusra should be a top...
  • US Asks Russia to Not Hit Nusra Front in Syria, Moscow Says

    06/03/2016 9:18:43 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    ABC News (Associated Presstitutes) ^ | June 3, 2016 | vladimir isachenkov
    Russia's foreign minister said Washington has asked Moscow not to target the al-Qaida's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, but the U.S. insisted Friday that it only wants Russia to carefully select it targets to avoid hitting civilians and legitimate opposition groups. Sergey Lavrov said that Russia has long insisted that the moderate, U.S.-backed opposition groups should leave the areas occupied by Nusra. He said in televised remarks that Russia and the U.S. have engaged in close dialogue on how to secure a cease-fire in Syria, but added that fighting the Islamic State group and Nusra should be a top...
  • Raqqa INVASION: Russia, Syrian army and US march on ISIS capital for explosive finale

    06/03/2016 10:42:29 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 29 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | Published 3rd June 2016 | Peter Walker
    Raqqa INVASION: Russia, Syrian army and US march on ISIS capital for explosive finale ISIS militants could be flushed out of their de facto capital in an explosive battle with the terror nuts. By Peter Walker / Published 3rd June 2016 The Syrian army and US-backed militias are reportedly marching on Raqqa in what could be a defining landmark moment. Russian air strikes today blasted Daesh-held territory around seven miles from the extremists' stronghold. A military source said: "The field leadership does not give information about the main direction or the secondary direction, but the direction is open to two...
  • Syrian and Russian aircraft step up bombing of Aleppo city: monitor

    06/05/2016 2:54:20 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2016 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi
    Nearly 50 air strikes hit rebel-held areas in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday in some of the heaviest recent raids by Russian and Syrian government aircraft, residents and a monitoring group said. The group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also said an unidentified war plane had crashed in countryside south of Aleppo, in an area where Islamist rebel fighters are battling the Syrian army and Iranian-backed forces. It had no information on what caused the crash. A civil defense worker said at least 32 people were killed in the rebel-held parts of the city during...
  • Panicked Esquire Liberal Worries that 'Rioting Only Makes Trump Stronger'

    06/03/2016 7:09:58 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 3, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Esquire magazine writer Charles Pierce must be in a state of panic after the events following yesterday's Donald Trump rally in San Jose, California when anti-Trump protesters violently attacked Trump supporters. Last week Pierce wrote that such attacks only help Trump and that has him extremely worried. Unfortunately for him, even some his fellow liberal journalistssuch as Emmett Rensin, who was today suspended from Vox,still haven't got a clue on just how incredibly counter-productive such riots are.
  • Minneapolis union leader: 'Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization'

    06/03/2016 1:26:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Police One ^ | June 2, 2016 | Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS The Minneapolis police union president spoke out against Black Lives Matter activists at a press conference following the second probe of a fatal police shooting Wednesday. WCCO reported Lt. Bob Kroll told reporters the group contributed to the disruption and takeover of a police precinct in the wake of the Jamar Clark protests. Clark, 24, was fatally shot by officers during his arrest Nov. 15 and his death sparked weeks of unrest. I dont see Black Lives Matter as a voice for the black community in Minneapolis, he told reporters. The disruption, the, you know, they firebombed the...
  • Putin moves to establish Russian military base in Belarus

    09/19/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2015 12:26 PM EDT | Yuras Karmanau
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signaled his intention to establish a Russian military air base in neighboring Belarusa move sure to unnerve Poland and the Baltic nations. Belarus has made clear it would not welcome a Russian base, but the former Soviet republic remains dependent on Moscow for credit and energy. [] Belarus is a desirable location for Russia because it borders Ukraine and three members of the European Union and NATO: Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.
  • Breedlove tells Congress US must rebuild forces in Europe to confront newly aggressive Russia

    02/25/2016 4:17:55 PM PST · by a_Turk · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 25, 2016 | John Vandiver
    The U.S. military must rebuild in Europe to face a more aggressive Russia, whose advanced submarines, weapons systems and geographic advantage have the U.S. “playing zone defense,” the top U.S. commander in Europe said Thursday. “We have about 20 years of a different paradigm to correct,” Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander of U.S. European Command, said during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee. Breedlove, who has led EUCOM during the command’s biggest transformation in a generation, said he did not foresee a need to return to a Cold War-style military posture. But the era of trying to make a partner...
  • Rep. Cummings Apologizes After Daughter Used Congressional License Plates As Lyft Driver

    06/02/2016 5:26:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Like many recent college grads, Rep. Elijah Cummings' (D-MD) daughter Adia sought to earn some extra cash by driving for Lyft, a ridesharing service. Unlike most recent college grads, Adia was driving a car with congressional license plates--which is against the rules. After someone posted a picture of the car on Popville, Cummings apologized for his daughter's use of the plates. He then said that he would swap out the plate and that the car was not his official vehicle.Per the House of Representative rules, the plates are "only for the use of the Member and spouse, as well as...
  • Dozens killed as large explosion rocks Turkish capital Ankara

    02/17/2016 1:42:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | February 17th, 2016 | Unattributed
    Twenty-eight people were killed and dozens wounded in Turkey's capital Ankara on Wednesday when a car laden with explosives detonated next to military buses near the armed forces' headquarters, parliament and other government buildings. The Turkish military condemned what it described as a "contemptible and dastardly" attack on the buses as they waited at traffic lights in the administrative heart of the city. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said 28 people including soldiers and civilians had been killed and 61 wounded in the blast, which took place near a busy intersection less than 500 metres from parliament during the evening...
  • Countries Rush for Upper Hand in Antarctica (Russia plants flag and church)

    01/06/2016 1:23:46 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 23 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | December 29, 2015 | SIMON ROMERO
    On a glacier-filled island with fjords and elephant seals, Russia has built Antarctica’s first Orthodox church on a hill overlooking its research base, transporting the logs all the way from Siberia. Less than an hour away by snowmobile, Chinese laborers have updated the Great Wall Station, a linchpin in China’s plan to operate five bases on Antarctica, complete with an indoor badminton court, domes to protect satellite stations and sleeping quarters for 150 people. Not to be outdone, India’s futuristic new Bharathi base, built on stilts using 134 interlocking shipping containers, resembles a spaceship. Turkey and Iran have announced plans...
  • America’s greatest alliance is about to end with a whimper (NATO Vs Turkey Vs Russia)

    02/19/2016 1:07:15 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 28 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 18, 2016 | 8:19pm | Benny Avni
    <p>Turkey says the Kurds are allied with the butcher of Damascus, Bashar al-Assad — the man whose power Russia fights to preserve.</p> <p>The Turks are angry with us for supporting the Kurds, but it’s Russia’s air bombardments that keep them awake at night. Putin, meanwhile, won’t easily forget that Turkey shot down a Russian plane earlier this winter, and now tells pilots not to await orders when they encounter suspicious aircraft near the Syrian-Turkish border.</p>
  • After imposing his will on Syria, Putin is moving onto Libya

    After imposing Moscows will on the situation in Syria, Putin is moving on to Libya. And this new proxy conflict he is waging with the West has many of the same hallmarks of the last one: the West backs a pitiful attempt at a democratic government with unfortunate Islamist leanings, Putin backs an authoritarian, militaristic autocrat, and ISIS sits squarely in the middle, a target of everyones rhetoric but too rarely of their weapons. And once again, the West is being outmaneuvered. The Western-backed government of National Accord ruling from Tripoli is anything but democratic, and is barely held together...
  • Russia on twitter : Sailors, spetsnaz on Dvinitsa 50 during its Tartus Syria-bound Bosphorus transit

    06/04/2016 6:04:33 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 69 replies
    https://twitter.com/YorukIsik ^ | 8:06 AM - 3 Jun 2016 | Yrk I&#351;&#305;k
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