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  • L.A. Times Prints Front-Page Defense of Hamas Terror Against Israel

    07/24/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 24, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (GRAPHIC-AT-LINK)The Los Angeles Times leads Thursday with a story entitled: "Gaza's dilemma: Deadly war or suffocating Israeli embargo." According to the story, Palestinians in Gaza are left with no choice but to wage war, because if they do not fire rockets at Israeli civilians, they must accept an Israeli [sic] "embargo." The article omits the obvious point that if Hamas would stop trying to kill Israelis, neither the embargo nor the war itself would be necessary. The authors, Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman, accept that Hamas started the war--and even suggest that most Palestinians in Gaza support it, though there...
  • What the Media Won't Report About Flight MH17

    07/22/2014 3:53:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held a press conference to claim - even before an investigation - that it was pro-Russian rebels in the region who were responsible. His ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, did the same at the UN Security Council - just one day after the crash! While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event,...
  • Russians Scramble To Edit Wikipedia So The Kremlin's Claims Make Sense

    07/21/2014 12:07:24 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 6 replies
    The Interpreter Magazine ^ | July 21st 2014 | Interpreter Live Thread
    Russians Scramble To Edit Wikipedia So The Kremlin's Claims Make Sense 16:24 (GMT) As we reported earlier, the Kremlin now says that flight MH17 was "tailed" by a Ukrainian military Su-25 aircraft during much of its flight over Ukraine. As we pointed out, this claim may be physically impossible since Russia says that the Su-25 was consistently between 3 and 5 kilometers away from MH17, but the Su-25 can't fly high enough to have this claim make any sense. Well, today the Su-25 has been given some significant upgrades -- at least on Wikipedia. Several IP addresses that track back...
  • Yahoo News Pimps for Democrats and Left-Wing Causes

    07/20/2014 9:14:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    July 20, 2014
    Yahoo News is becoming a daily pimp bulletin board for Democrats and all left wing causes. It actively promotes pro-abortion and pro-gay news items and demeans conservatives and religious causes. Of course this is being directed from the top- the Yahoo CEOs and directors who are large campaign donors to the Obamas and GLTB causes. The nerds at Yahoo pick up "news items" from Huffington Post, Slate etc and highlight the positive spin on left wing issues or amplify the negative accounts on conservative policies and religious beliefs. The same goes for AOL etc. What is the conservative response to...
  • Russians servicing terrorists’ anti-aircraft systems fleeing Ukraine

    07/20/2014 11:17:55 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 13:14 19.07.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, July 19 /Ukrinform/. Six buses with Russian specialists servicing anti-aircraft systems of the separatists left Lugansk for Krasnodon, a Ukrinform reporter learned this from Dmytro Snehiriov, the leader of the Prava Sprava organization.
  • Delusional Democrats Who Lied About Border Security Called Out in a Video So Absurd It’s Hilarious

    07/18/2014 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    IJR Review ^ | 7/18/14 | Jennifer Van Laar
    The Washington Free Beacon has put together a greatest hits compilation of the Democrats’ border security quotes. Why would the Democrats continuously insist that the border is secure? Perhaps because Republicans insist on having a secure border before discussing any type of immigration reform legislation. Democrats don’t think people will catch up to this at some point? The PR game that carried Obama – health care lies and all – to the White House is showing significant signs of incompetent wear and tear lately…
  • Tyrant: the TV series

    07/15/2014 8:06:39 PM PDT · by jsanders2001 · 28 replies
    FX
    Has anyone seen the new TV series, "Tyrant"? It has to do with terrorism and tyranny and tells it from the perspective of the terrosrist's perspective. It portrays the Muslims speaking English while wearing their hijabs and other Muslim attire. I get the feeling that the show was produced to make the Muslims appear more "American" friendly and suspect its a veiled attempt to introduce their lifestyle to Americans to familiarize them with their culture incrementalism style. It would take an idiot to not understand the implications and intentions therein.
  • The Washington Post Declares War on Russia

    07/15/2014 9:11:29 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 4 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 15, 2014 | James W. Carden
    As if more evidence were needed that pronouncements by Fred Hiatt’s Washington Post editorial page with regard to Russia and Ukraine ought to be treated with extreme skepticism, if not outright ignored, last Friday’s offering, which calls for the United States to enact unilateral sanctions on Russia should suffice. Let us start at the beginning. The Post contends that Kiev’s Orwellian-sounding “antiterrorist operation” has thus far succeeded because President Poroshenko “is resisting pressure to make unacceptable concessions to Moscow and its surrogates.” Not so much. Poroshenko is “succeeding” largely because Russia has, for the most part, acted with a fair...
  • Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book

    07/14/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2014 6:41 AM EDT | Derrik J. Lang
    Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. Andrews’ death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals. […] “We wanted to do something that was impactful that would really resonate with the world and bring home just how important Archie is to everyone,” said [Jon] Goldwater,...
  • Lurid Anti-Ukraine Propaganda Broadcast on State TV

    07/14/2014 7:52:04 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 1 replies
    The Interpreter Magazine ^ | July 14th 2014 | Catherine A. Fitzpatrick
    0544GMT: We’ve all grown accustomed to the lurid claims of the Kremlin’s many state media properties, which we cover frequently and which were most notably rounded up in an Examiner article about “60 Lies,” some of which we’ve debunked. But last week, Channel 1 reached new lows with a claim that the Ukrainian army committed atrocities when liberating Slavyansk. “How could this happen in the center of Europe?” intones the narrator. In the processing of debunking the claim, we can trace the close connection among ultranationalist ideologues in Russia, the pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk, and Russian state TV programs. One...
  • U.S. taxpayers buy 'proverb cubes' for prostitutes

    07/13/2014 5:12:29 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 12 replies
    WND ^ | July 13, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    Millions of dollars dumped into questionable foreign health campaignsThe Obama administration will continue bombarding individual nations with “family planning” and health-care messages costing tens of millions for each campaign, despite acknowledging that some of its past efforts largely failed. The administration casts partial blame for these failures on foreign government recipients, some of whom neglected to adequately cooperate with U.S. plans to change cultural beliefs, for example, about contraception and family size. Islamic leaders in nations such as Jordan rebuffed previous persuasive efforts to increase sterilization and other approaches to reducing birth rates. The administration backed off from that tactic,...
  • Video Depicts North Korea Triumphing at the Group Stages of the World Cup

    07/12/2014 1:52:42 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 39 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Sean Swaby , UK Staff Writer
    Congratulations, North Korea, you made it out of the World Cup's group stages! Confused? You should be. North Korea, of course, didn't even participate in the World Cup. That didn't stop a video from being created showing celebratory images of North Korean footballers and scenes from Brazil.
  • The Poster Walmart Said Would ‘Make a Great Addition to Your Home or Office,’ ...

    07/08/2014 10:58:13 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/8/14
    almart has apologized after being alerted by customers that it was selling a poster depicting the Nazi concentration camp Dachau, which was advertised online as “a great addition to your home or office.”
  • Why The Palestinians Have Better PR Than Israel

    06/28/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 34 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | June 28, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Why The Palestinians Have Better PR Than IsraelBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem --- June 28, 2014 ... If you asked me this question a year ago or ten years ago, my knee jerk response would be money. The Palestinians and the Arab world have oil dollars, millions of them to make us look bad while slamming our towns and cities with rockets and missiles. But the real answer is actually two fold. Yes, money is one part. But we also have access to money. The Palestinians (when I say the Palestinians it means the Arab world) are more creative...
  • The Show Will Go On: New York Met to Produce Anti-Semitic Opera

    06/25/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 6/25/14 | Ahuva Balofsky
    “I will set no base thing before mine eyes; I hate the doing of things crooked; it shall not cleave unto me.” (Psalms 101:3) he New York Metropolitan Opera has decided to cancel the simultaneous broadcast of controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” during its upcoming season but has agreed to host the show in the upcoming season. The American opera, by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, portrays the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro passenger liner by the Palestine Liberation Front, during which Jewish-American hostage Leon Klinghoffer was murdered and thrown overboard. The English-language opera has been...
  • May Was the Hottest in Recorded History

    06/23/2014 3:53:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    NBCnews ^ | June 23, 2014
    The globe just experienced the hottest May in recorded history, according to reports from multiple organizations. Ocean and land temperatures rose 0.74 degrees Celsius (1.33 degrees Fahrenheit) over the 20th Century average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). That makes May 2014 the warmest May since the agency started tracking those figures in 1880. Both NASA and Japan Meteorological Agency came to the same conclusion — this was the warmest May ever recorded. Overall, this was the second warmest spring ever, trailing only the March-May period in 2010, according to the NOAA.
  • Gun Control is Marketed as Something for Nothing

    06/20/2014 2:12:39 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The vast majority of those who support more infringements on the Second Amendment do so from ignorance.    Those who actively push for a disarmed public are offering people who do not own guns a variation on the theme of something for nothing.   It goes like this:  Let us take something from *them* (people who value the second amendment) and we will make *you* safer.   The best part of this deal: it costs you *nothing*!   It is another form of spending other peoples money. I remember an old joke to this effect from the Vietnam war....
  • Freakonomics and "buybacks"

    06/18/2014 10:17:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    While doing some research on the academic findings on the futility of gun "buybacks", I found this statement from the "Freakonomics" web site: When it comes to gun buybacks, both the theory and the data could not be clearer in showing that they don’t work. The only guns that get turned in are ones that people put little value on anyway. There is no impact on crime. On the positive side, the “cash for clunkers” program is more attractive than the gun buyback program because, as long as they are being driven, old cars pollute, whereas old guns just...
  • The dark, intolerant, and abusive nature of the gay agenda

    06/17/2014 8:33:06 PM PDT · by lasereye · 25 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 28, 2004 | Fred Hutchison
    Over twenty years ago, I had an intermittent conversation about homosexuality with an gay man at work. Although he persistently brought up the subject, he would periodically fly into a rage and call me a bigot when I disagreed with him. That man went on to become a key homosexual organizer in my city. Five years ago I wrote a letter to the editor of my newspaper concerning how the paper was becoming an organ of gay advocacy. I forwarded the letter to a group who received regular mailings from me. One man responded and disclosed himself as a gay....
  • Benghazi’s Most Important Whistleblower Just Came Forward

    06/16/2014 9:35:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | June 15, 2014
    Benghazi’s biggest whistleblower just came forward. Her name is Cindy Lee Garcia and she has revealed that the producer of the video the Obama administration blamed for the Benghazi attacks admitted to her that he is a Muslim. This is a game changer. It means that the narrative we’ve been fed – that filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was a Coptic Christian is not only false but also a blood libel against Christians. ... what Benghazi was all about. It was agitprop (agitation / propaganda to push communism), a vehicle to be used by the Obama administration to launch an all...
  • Bowe Bergdahl Is All of Us

    06/12/2014 2:30:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | June 12, 2014 | The Editors
    ‘Was He Worth It?” blared the cover of Time magazine, as if that should be the question Americans ask in light of the release of Bowe Bergdahl after five years of brutal captivity by the Taliban. No, the question we should be asking is a version of the one Pope Francis made famous in a different context: “Who Are We To Judge?” Who are we, in the safety of our civilian homes, to judge whether an American soldier captured overseas is worthy of rescue? Who are we to decide whether, somehow, the fact that he was imprisoned for so many...
  • UKRAINE: Russian Protestants in US victims of Kremlin's information war against Ukraine FASCINATING!

    06/05/2014 9:16:25 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    Taras Boyko INTERVIEW ^ | June 4, 2014, 15:51 | Tatiana Mukhomorov
    Taras Boyko interview: Russian Protestants in the United States were also victims of the Kremlin's information war against Ukraine Interviewed by Tatiana Mukhomorov No doubt, that the Ukrainian events at Maidan have changed not only our country, but also the perception of the international community. The tragedy of Ukrainians have break-through and in fact all over the world, including America. On the perception of Americans last revolution and the local Slavic churches to the Maidan, Director of the Christian publishing house "Knigonoša" and organizer of the International Festival of Christian books Taras Boyko, who recently returned from the United States....
  • Hillary to New York Times: Back Off

    06/04/2014 3:24:38 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 4, 2014 | Charles O'Connell
    Some of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides blasted the New York Times for what they said was unfair coverage of the former first lady during a recent secret meeting with the paper’s Washington bureau, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.Sources said the meeting included Clinton advisers Philippe Reines and Huma Abedin, as well as Times Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan and national political reporter Amy Chozick, who has been on the Clinton beat for the paper.During the closed-door gathering, Clinton aides reportedly griped about the paper’s coverage of the potential 2016 candidate, arguing that Clinton has left public office and not be subjected...
  • Michael Bloomberg Blasts Ivy League For Liberal 'Censorship'

    05/29/2014 2:05:52 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 5-29-2014 | Colin Campbell
    Colin CampbellMay 29, 2014Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accused the entire Ivy League of liberal political bias during a particularly fiery commencement address at Harvard University Thursday. "It is just a modern form of McCarthyism," Bloomberg said of university "censorship" of conservatives. "Think about the irony: In the 1950s, the right wing was attempting to repress left wing ideas. Today, on many college campuses, it is liberals trying to repress conservative ideas even as conservative faculty members are at risk of becoming an endangered species" "And that is probably nowhere more true than it is here in the...
  • Chart of the Week: Is food too cheap for our own good?

    05/26/2014 6:09:15 AM PDT · by EBH · 52 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 5/23/2014 | Drew DeSilver
    As you scarf down burgers and potato salad this long Memorial Day weekend, consider this: Americans have the cheapest food in history, and that unprecedented abundance is largely responsible for why we’re so fat. According to a new article in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Americans in the 1930s spent a quarter of their disposable income on food. That share has fallen steadily through the decades, to the point where today less than 10% of Americans’ disposable dollars go for food. (That varies across income groups, of course: The poorest 20% of Americans still spend about a third of...
  • Innocent civilian or terrorist: Russian TV caught using old footage

    05/20/2014 2:06:57 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Russian TV’s latest use of old video footage from the North Caucuses to claim Ukrainian atrocities against civilians was swiftly exposed, with embarrassing reports appearing in different countries. Viewers, including many in eastern Ukraine, whose view of events is shaped primarily by Russian TV will not realize they have been duped, of course, but even western reports often pay little attention to Moscow’s highly specific dividing line between terrorists it “destroys” and pro-Russian militants in Ukraine it defends [....] Except, of course, that the corpse seen as epitomizing the carnage of civilians perpetrated by the pro-Ukrainian National Guard had already...
  • CIA, FBI agents dying for illegal junta in Ukraine

    05/19/2014 1:47:32 PM PDT · by mgist · 54 replies
    The US/CIA/NATO have stepped up their military operations and continue to actively wage their secret war in Ukraine against the Ukrainian people in an extremely dangerous poorly planned operation that is failing and carries with it the real threat of sparking off a full-fledged war, if not World War III, against an unwilling Russian Federation which continues to attempt to deal with the aggressive-in-your-face-threat to its security through diplomacy and peaceful means. The recent capture and killing of 25 CIA officers in Ukraine only shows the desperation of the US effort and the complete disregard for not only international law...
  • Ukrainian helicopter with UN symbols in Slovyansk turned out to be from Congo

    05/17/2014 2:17:42 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    InfoResist ^ | 17 hours ago | InfoResist
    Russian media used shots of Ukrainian peacekeeping operation two years ago in their report about Donbas. Russian media reported false information about the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas, using video recording, which was almost two years old to compromise Ukrainian helicopters in Slovyansk. This information is provided by the regional media centre of the MoD of Ukraine in Chernigiv on Friday, 17th of May. Reports Correspondent. “Some Russian media (channel “Vesti”) were reporting that helicopters with symbols of the United Nations were taking part in the anti-terrorist operation. In reality, on the video is the Ukrainian peacekeeping operation in Congo, which...
  • Carney confirms Obama 'has been briefed' on MERS outbreak

    05/14/2014 4:45:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | Justin Sink
    ...Obama has been briefed about the outbreak of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome, the White House said Tuesday, one day after a Florida health worker became the second confirmed case...
  • Race Alone Doesn't Explain Hatred Of Obama, But It's Part Of The Mix (NPR)

    05/13/2014 11:01:39 AM PDT · by Drango · 81 replies
    NPR ^ | 5/13/14 | Allen Greenblatt
    It's a fact of American life that a good share of the electorate is , and even of President Obama. What's less certain are the reasons why. For some Democrats, the explanation is simple: race. In recent weeks, West Virginia Sen. , Mississippi Rep. and former Florida Gov. have all said racism is the driving force behind Republican resistance to the president. Republicans, unsurprisingly, say their disdain for Obama is based not on the color of his skin, but on the content of his policies. "If any white Democrat had pushed through a billion-dollar stimulus plan and a takeover of...
  • Eleanor Clift: Chris Stevens Not Murdered, Died of Smoke Inhalation; Blames YouTube Video

    05/11/2014 1:21:53 PM PDT · by Tenlein · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/10/2014 | Jeff Poor
    On this weekend’s “The McLaughlin Group,” Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift laid out the same reasoning for the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi as Bill Maher had on Friday, which was to still blame the now infamous YouTube video.
  • Inside Putin's Campaign Of Social Media Trolling And Faked Ukrainian Crimes

    05/11/2014 7:44:02 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/11/2014 @ 12:25AM | Paul Roderick Gregory, Contributor
    Vladimir Putin uses an invisible army of social media propagandists, in addition to conventional media, to support his narrative of an out-of-control Ukraine, to spread fabrications of atrocities by Ukrainian extremists, and to unleash destabilizing rumors on east Ukraine. If Ukraine unmasks the myths of Russia’s disinformation war, Putin’s target audiences, at home and abroad, must eventually reject his whole narrative. [....] This photo circulated unquestioned, until the KyivPost (See: Moscow journalist says there was no pregnant woman in Odessa Trade Unions Building) reported its debunking by a media reviewer from Moscow, Elena Rybkovtseva. In her investigation, Rybkovtseva began with...
  • Edward Snowden: Russian Agent, Chinese Agent, or Russo-Sino Agent?

    05/10/2014 8:23:46 PM PDT · by No One Special · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal via The Streetwise Professor ^ | May 10, 2014 | Wall Street Journal via The Professor
    <p>I will take credit for being one of the first to point out the fact that Snowden’s whistleblower narrative was a total crock because after the initial flurry his leaks had little to do with NSA surveillance of individuals, but instead revealed information that was highly damaging to US national security and foreign policy. The only question in my mind was when he was when he became a Russian asset. I still don’t know, but as I also pointed out a while ago, the fact that collected disproportionately such national security-related information made it very plausible that he was tasked to collect this information, and given the identity of the ultimate beneficiary-Russia-it was also plausible that he was Russia’s witting or unwitting tool from the get go.</p>
  • Will Radical Muslims Use Harvard's Black Mass Act as Propaganda against the United States?

    05/11/2014 12:34:32 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    Corporate Stepsister's Brain Files | May 11 2014 | Corporate Stepsister
    Do you guys think that Muslims will use Harvard's decision to perform a Black Mass as propaganda to prove that the United States is indeed the Great Satan we are always accused us of being? I do think so, this will be a ripe chance for Jihadis to justify their attacks on us, as a righteous and genuinely holy war. Americans openly worhsiping the Devil in a Satanic ritual and this might very well be plastered all over the Muslim media in the Middle East.
  • Kiev's army shoots at civilians, uses tanks, APCs in attack on Mariupol police HQ (VIDEO)

    05/09/2014 10:13:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    RT ^ | 5-9-2014 | RT/Various
    Kiev’s forces are using heavy weaponry and tanks in the eastern city of Mariupol to storm the local Interior Ministry building, where police have barricaded inside. After residents began flocking to the scene, Kiev fighters opened fire on civilians. There are conflicting reports about the killed and injured. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said that about 20 anti-Kiev activists were killed and four more were taken captive, according to a statement posted on Interior Minister Arsen Avakov’s Facebook page. However, according to Donetsk authorities, three people have been killed and 25 injured, RIA Novosti cited the Donetsk region council's press service...
  • Kerry as Churchill

    05/08/2014 6:57:37 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04-30-2014 | Brent Budowsky
    Looking across the landscape of world affairs, from sectarian carnage to Middle East instability, from climate change that threatens the earth to a Russian dictator who threatens security in Europe, from the bellicosity of China to nuclear issues with North Korea and Iran, if there is a Winston Churchill of modern times who issues warnings and offers solutions, it is Secretary of State John Kerry. Since the founding of Israel in 1948, Israel has had no better friend than John Kerry. His aspirations and efforts for Middle East peace might soon be dead, and if they are, historians will long...
  • Michael Sam Waits for Call at NFL Draft

    05/08/2014 2:30:05 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05-08-2014 | Erin McClam
    The NFL draft — the league’s Radio City-staged, nationally televised, endlessly hyped off-season spectacle — opens Thursday night, and for the first time an openly gay player will be waiting for a phone call. But it could be a long wait for Michael Sam, the University of Missouri defender and all-American who came out in February. Draft analysts say he might not be selected until the last picks are made on Saturday — and perhaps not at all. If that happens, Sam could still sign with a team as an undrafted free agent and play on Sundays this fall. But...
  • White House looking for new ways to penetrate polarized media [Political SEO]

    05/07/2014 2:56:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/6/2014 | Zachary A. Goldfarb and Juliet Eilperin
    When most Americans turn on their televisions at night, they expect their meteorologists to get the forecast right, or at least try. That level of trust is one reason President Obama and his staff spent hours Tuesday giving top weather forecasters the royal treatment — a briefing in the Roosevelt Room with multiple Cabinet secretaries and senior officials on a major new report on climate change, plus Rose Garden interviews with the president. It was the White House’s latest attempt to penetrate a polarized media climate where Americans increasingly read and view — consciously and unconsciously — material that matches...
  • Russian State TV Anchor: 'Propaganda Is Journalism'

    05/07/2014 1:38:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    RFE/RL Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | Wednesday, May 07, 2014 | RFE/RL's Russian Service
    Andrei Kondrashov is one of 300 media professionals awarded by Russian President Vladimir Putin for their "objective" coverage of events in Crimea. Speaking to RFE/RL in Moscow, Russian state television's leading news anchor defended his award and said he saw no difference between journalism and propaganda. (RFE/RL's Russian Service) [Video]
  • Like Putin Demonizes Ukraine to Invade, Obama Readies US for Exec Orders w Climate Change BS Barrage

    05/07/2014 1:20:45 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The Kremlin has RT-  our regime's got the AP: A new government report on climate change emphasizes the here-and-now impact of global warming. President Barack Obama discussed the report Tuesday and said the problems brought to the United States by climate change don't lie in the distant future. He cited increased flooding, greater vulnerability to drought and more severe wildfires. ...assorted harms of climate change are expected to become increasingly disruptive across the United States throughout this century and beyond.  The 840-page report says it's not too late to prevent the worst of climate change.The Obama administration is using the...
  • Russia invading Ukraine in ‘slow motion’: Stephen Harper

    05/06/2014 2:52:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    metronews.ca ^ | May 5, 2014
    OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper is accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of mounting a “slow-motion” invasion of Ukraine. Harper’s latest broadside against the Russian leader came Monday in Ottawa at the start of talks with U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s supreme commander. “We are obviously concerned by the continuing escalation of violence in Ukraine, which to me very much appears to be clearly what I would call a slow-motion invasion on the part of the Putin regime,” Harper said as Breedlove nodded his agreement in the prime minister’s Langevin Block office. Breedlove is embarking on two days of talks...
  • WOW: 8th Grade Common Core Lesson in California Asks Kids If Holocaust Was Real or Just a

    05/06/2014 7:58:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    IJR Review ^ | 5/5/14 | Soopermexican
    School officials said they will be rewriting a controversial essay question developed through the Common Core guidelines that asks eighth graders to consider whether the Holocaust a “real event” or “merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain.” From the San Bernardino Sun: The district says the assignment is merely to teach students to evaluate the quality of evidence made by advocates or opponents of an issue. “When tragic events occur in history, there is often debate about their actual existence,” the assignment reads. “For example, some people claim the Holocaust is not an actual historical event,...
  • Putin Awards Journalists for 'Objective' Crimea Coverage

    05/05/2014 10:54:24 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | May 6, 2014 (Issue # 1808) | Ivan Nechepurenko, Christopher Brennan
    News broke Monday that President Vladimir Putin issued a decree in April honoring more than 300 journalists for their objective coverage of the events that have unfolded in Crimea. [....] Among the reported recipients of the "For Service to the Fatherland" award were talk show host Arkady Mamontov and RT's chief editor Margarita Simonyan. [....] “These awards show that Russia's political system works on the basis of informal rules and signals. If someone does not receive such an award, this could be interpreted as a sign of disgrace,” Gatov said by phone.
  • Internet Troll Operation Uncovered in St. Petersburg [Russia]

    05/05/2014 8:00:12 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 82 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times Issue #1778 (37) ^ | Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Sergey Chernov
    Local reporters have infiltrated a covert organization that hired young people as “Internet operators” near St. Petersburg and discovered that the employees are being paid to write pro-Kremlin postings and comments on the Internet, smearing opposition leader Alexei Navalny and U.S. politics and culture. [....] According to Lvova, each commenter was to write no less than 100 comments a day, while people in the other room were to write four postings a day, which then went to the other employees whose job was to post them on social networks as widely as possible. Employees at the company, located at 131...
  • Russian Propaganda Is Taking Over Online Comment Boards

    05/04/2014 11:31:32 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 4, 2014, 8:44 PM | Pamela Engel
    One reader wrote to The Guardian: One need only pick a Ukraine article at random, pick any point in the comments at random, and they will find themselves in a sea of incredibly aggressive and hostile users (the most obvious have accounts created since February 2014 … but there also exist those who registered with the Guardian before the high point of the crisis) who post the most biased, inciteful [sic] pro-Kremlin, anti-western propaganda that seems as if it's taken from a template, so repetitive are the statements. Furthermore, these comments are consistently capturing inordinate numbers of 'recommends', sometimes on...
  • Odesa Doctor Or Random Dentist? Claims Of Atrocities, Anti-Semitism Face Scrutiny

    05/04/2014 7:16:30 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    RFE/RL Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | Monday, May 05, 2014 | Carl Schreck
    But less than 24 hours after it began circulating widely on Facebook, this testimony appeared to be unraveling as a potential hoax. [....] The government in Kyiv and its allies in the West have accused Russia of engaging in a propaganda campaign aimed at ratcheting up tensions and frightening the population in eastern Ukraine about potential repressions by fascists.
  • Rumors and disinformation push Donetsk residents into wartime siege mentality

    05/03/2014 12:52:10 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | May 3, 2014, 6:42 p.m. | Lily Hyde
    Russian media is behind or actively endorses many of these rumours that are plunging Donbas residents into a wartime mentality. One of the most blatant pieces of disinformation concerns a detention centre for illegal migrants being constructed in Donetsk Oblast, which a program shown on TV channel Russia 1 implies is in fact a concentration camp “probably for those who oppose Pravy Sektor and those the existing Kyiv authorities call separatists.”
  • Western powers fomenting Ukrainian Paul:conflict, US should ‘stay out’

    05/03/2014 9:21:06 AM PDT · by duckln · 39 replies
    RT ^ | 5/2/14 | Ron Paul
    Former United States congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has called on the US to stay out of the intensifying Ukraine conflict, saying it was Western powers that initially stirred unrest there and which continue to incite the tense situation
  • The Ukraine Fights Back

    05/02/2014 2:49:53 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 20 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | May 2, 2014 | Jeff Head
    2014 UKRAINE CRISIS - THE UKRAINE FIGTS BACK (5/2/2014) Part I - Ukrainian Maidan Revolt (February 2014)Part II - Russia takes the Crimea (March 2014) In the report, click on any picture for a higher resolution version) INTRODUCTION: As documented in Part I and Part II (see the above links) of the Ukrainian Crisis of 2014, the Ukrainian people overthrew their President in February of 2014 and he was forced to flee Kiev and was then impeached by the Ukrinian Parliament. He was moving the Ukraine back towrds Russian influence and had been close to Valdimir Putin, the presidnet of...
  • Russian communists join international anti-NATO proposal

    05/01/2014 8:37:48 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    RT Russia Today ^ | April 02, 2014 13:25 | RT Russia Today
    The Russian Communist Party has signed a proposition by international leftist groups condemning NATO politics and demanding the bloc is disbanded. The motion was prepared by the Communist Party of Portugal to mark the 65th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.About 50 different left-wing parties and movements have already signed it. “We demand NATO dissolution and support the sovereign right of all nations to decide on their countries’ withdrawal from this aggressive alliance,” reads the document, a Russian copy of which was posted on the Russian Communist Party website on Wednesday.