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  • Acting defense secretary orders NSA director to immediately install former GOP operative as the agency’s top lawyer

    01/17/2021 8:06:22 AM PST · by MNDude · 103 replies
    Acting defense secretary Christopher C. Miller ordered the director of the National Security Agency to install on Saturday a former GOP political operative as the NSA’s top lawyer, according to four individuals familiar with the matter. The move is troubling, coming as it does four days before President Trump leaves office and the Biden administration takes over, former U.S. officials said. The move makes it more difficult for the Biden administration to immediately replace him, the former officials said. “An 11th-hour move like this and a directive from the acting secretary of defense is overwhelmingly strong evidence of irregularity,” Hennessey...
  • Bezos-Owned Post Says Parler Deserved Blackout by Bezos-Owned Amazon

    01/14/2021 9:52:04 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/14/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    The Washington Post Editorial Board praised the shutdown of free-speech platform Parler by the company owned by the same “world’s richest person” that owns The Washington Post. The Jan. 11 editorial screed was headlined, “Parler deserved to be taken down. We still need new rules for the Internet.” The Post gushed in the first paragraph that “PRESIDENT TRUMP’S exile from Twitter and Facebook last week left him with Parler, a fringe, laissez-faire social media site, as his likely best alternative for online communication.” It continued: “Then Parler found itself on the outs, too, booted from Apple and Google’s app stores...
  • Venn Diagram of Freedom's Threats: Kim Jong Un-Reliable North Korea Intersects Amazon Servers

    01/13/2021 7:14:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2021 | Austin Bay
    Strategists know trying to see the geopolitical battlefield from an adversary's point of view is useful, particularly the view of an adversary with a couple of nuclear weapons and a legacy of provocative violence. I can't really enter the mind of North Korean dictator and chain-smoking lard tub Kim Jong Un, so his point of view, rendered as a geopolitical scenario, must be surmised. Surmised, however, within reason. Invoking reason in these sketchy times stretches credulity, but I've read reports attributable to Kim himself and sourced by somewhat reliable wire services, reliable South Korean media and subservient North Korean propaganda...
  • Buzzfeed: Amazon is booting Parler off AWS, its web hosting service, knocking the pro-Trump social network offline (more info)

    01/09/2021 6:26:58 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 367 replies
    <p>Amazon's suspension of Parler's account means that unless it can find another host, once the ban takes effect on Sunday Parler will go offline.</p><p>Amazon on Saturday kicked Parler off its Web hosting services. Parler, a social network favored by conservative politicians and extremists, was used to help plan and coordinate the January 6 attempted coup on Washington D.C. It has recently been overrun with messages encouraging “Patriots” to march on Washington D.C. with weapons on January 19.</p>
  • Defund the Police Group Donor MacKenzie Scott Named ‘Philanthropist of the Year’

    01/05/2021 8:42:45 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/5/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    Supporting a leftist group that advocates defunding the police apparently wasn’t a red flag for liberal outlet Inside Philanthropy’s (IP) “Philanthropist of the Year” award. At least, that’s the message that IP sent when they named Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s liberal billionaire ex-wife MacKenzie Scott their 2020 philanthropy champion. IP praised Scott, stating that “[i]n her debut as a mega-donor, Scott moved about $6 billion, distributed to a combination of advocacy and organizing groups working in areas like race, gender and climate.” MacKenzie had announced earlier last year that she had transferred “nearly $1.7 billion to 116 organizations” linked to...
  • Here’s How Much More Jeff Bezos And Walmart Heirs Made Than Their Employees During The Pandemic

    01/01/2021 12:58:33 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/29/2020 | Thomas Cantenacci
    Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and the heirs to Walmart have made approximately $116 billion during the pandemic even as their employees have made a fraction of that in hazard pay, according to a Brookings Institution report. Jeff Bezos and the Walmart heirs, the Walton family, have made 35 times the amount their companies gave to more than 2.5 million workers in pandemic-related hazard pay, according to the December Brookings Institution report. Amazon and Walmart have given significantly less than competitors such as Best Buy, Target and Costco.
  • Trump grants clemency to 20 people

    12/22/2020 5:50:21 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    Washington post ^ | December 22, 2020 | Pardons
    President Trump granted clemency on Tuesday to 20 people, including three former Republican members of Congress and two people who were convicted of crimes as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He also pardoned four military contractors convicted of killing 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Baghdad in 2007, and extended clemency to several people convicted of drug offenses. The pre-Christmas pardons and commutations came as the president has been exploring how to reward friends and allies in the waning days before leaving office next month, with more acts of clemency expected to come.
  • Conservative Columnist [Max Boot] Warns Of Donald Trump’s Chilling Legacy For The GOP

    11/25/2020 5:41:52 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 71 replies
    huffpost ^ | Lee Moran
    Max Boot, a conservative columnist for The Washington Post, in his latest op-ed Monday warned of what he fears will be President Donald Trump’s legacy for the GOP. Boot wrote of his hope that Trump’s “outrageous” bid to overturn the 2020 election would be “the last gasp of a pathetic presidency in its dying days” but also of his worry “it might represent only a middle chapter in the Republican Party’s transformation” into an authoritarian party. Boot, a vocal critic of Trump, noted how even before Trump’s arrival on the political stage, “Republicans had shown their willingness to use any...
  • Amazon Sidewalk - "Sharing" your network bandwidth with the neighbors

    11/24/2020 9:38:43 AM PST · by rxsid · 66 replies
    https://www.amazon.com ^ | 11.24.2020 | Amazon
    Frequently asked questionsWhat is Amazon Sidewalk? Amazon Sidewalk is a shared network that helps devices work better. Operated by Amazon at no charge to customers, Sidewalk can help simplify new device setup, extend the low-bandwidth working range of devices, and help devices stay online even if they are outside the range of their home wifi. In the future, Sidewalk will support a range of experiences from using Sidewalk-enabled devices to help find pets or valuables, to smart security and lighting, to diagnostics for appliances and tools. "Amazon Sidewalk is a shared network, coming later this year, that helps devices like...
  • Washington Post editorial board calls to 'abolish the Electoral College'

    11/18/2020 7:50:14 AM PST · by bitt · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/16/2020 | JOSEPH A. WULFSOHN
    The Washington Post editorial board called over the weekend for the Electoral College to be abolished just days after media outlets projected Joe Biden to be the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Biden is expected to earn 306 electoral votes after all the results are certified, the same number of electoral votes President Trump received in 2016. Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen pointed out last week that "a flip of just some 73,700 votes" in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia would have handed President Trump a second term, but the board drew a "different conclusion" in...
  • French and German foreign ministers give Joe Biden their wish list [and it's not pretty]

    11/17/2020 7:24:39 PM PST · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | 17 Nov 2020 | Tom Rogan
    Writing in the Washington Post on Monday, the French and German foreign ministers... pledge for new cooperation. From an American interest perspective, however, this op-ed reads as little more than a petulant "we can only be friends if you put European concerns and interests first." ...On China...comes the veiled warning that Europe does not want to upset Xi Jinping. ...On Iran...Maas and Le Drian "want to reengage the United States on a joint approach.. On Russia...The words "ready to engage" reflect Europe's rising interest in reducing sanctions imposed on Russia... On trade...They want a one-sided tax.
  • USPS whistleblower denies report he recanted voter fraud claims

    11/11/2020 8:03:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 11, 2020 | By Emily Jacobs
    The postal worker in Pennsylvania who congressional Democrats and a major US newspaper claimed had recanted his allegations of mail-in-ballot tampering is denying that he walked back his words. In a video posted Tuesday evening, Richard Hopkins, a United States Postal Service worker in the must-win swing state, denied taking back his statements when speaking to authorities. “I’m here to say I did not recant my statements. That did not happen,” said Hopkins, 32. The news came hours after House Oversight Committee Democrats wrote in a series of tweets that investigators with the USPS Inspector General’s Office told staffers that...
  • The Washington Post Lies About Devin Nunes (Again)

    11/10/2020 11:28:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 10, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    The lies, omissions, and mischaracterizations are designed to prevent oversight and accountability of Russia hoax that the Washington Post perpetuated. A reporter who won a Pulitzer for her role in perpetrating the Russia collusion hoax on the American people continued to lie about it in an article in TuesdayÂ’s Washington Post. Ellen NakashimaÂ’s attempted hit piece on Trump appointee Michael Ellis included multiple falsehoods: In March 2017, [Ellis] gained publicity for his involvement in a questionable episode involving [Devin] Nunes, who was given access at the White House to intelligence files that Nunes believed would buttress his baseless claims of...
  • Right-wing recall campaign seeks to remove Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant from Seattle City Council

    11/01/2020 6:17:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    World Socialist ^ | 10/26/20 | Kayla Costa
    Following a King County Superior Court ruling last month, a right-wing recall petition is now in motion to remove Socialist Alternative member Kshama Sawant from her position on the Seattle City Council. Though nominally “grassroots” and “independent,” the initiative was launched by the Democratic Party and has attracted the support of Republicans and far-right forces. The Socialist Equality Party opposes the right-wing campaign to remove Sawant on the basis of trumped-up charges and overturn the result of democratic elections. Notwithstanding our fundamental political differences with Socialist Alternative, we maintain that Sawant has a right to serve in the office to...
  • Washington Post wrongly claims Trump officials said Billie Eilish is ‘destroying our country’

    10/30/2020 5:12:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 30, 2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    A Washington Post story wrongly claimed the Trump administration accused Billie Eilish of “destroying our country” — then spread like wildfire among the entertainment industry. The article on Thursday — in part about hundreds of celebrities being vetted for a Trump administration coronavirus ad campaign — included a misattributed quote from the White House about Eilish. SNIP The flub was picked up by Vice editor Jill Krajewski, who noted that “an embarrassing number of music outlets” including Complex, NME, Consequence of Sound and The Fader aggregated the misreported Washington Post story.
  • ‘Lapdog press’ blacks out explosive Tony Bobulinski claims as CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WaPo skip story

    10/28/2020 9:10:46 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 42 replies
    Faux News ^ | October 28, 2020 | Brian Flood
    Critics are baffled that the mainstream media has largely ignored Tucker Carlson’s interview with Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden who said the Biden family shrugged off concerns that Joe Biden’s alleged ties to his son's business deals could put a future presidential campaign at risk – raising questions about whether the “lapdog press” is still worthy of public trust. Bobulinski, a retired lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, sat down with Carlson for a one-hour interview that aired on Tuesday night. Bobulinski said he raised concerns in 2017 to the former vice president's brother Jim Biden, about...
  • The Late Ballot Scam

    10/28/2020 8:46:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2020 | Betsy McCaughy
    Democrats and media allies falsely claim that newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett is poised to steal the election for Donald Trump. Democrats are demanding she recuses herself from election cases coming before the Supreme Court. Otherwise, warns The Washington Post, "the court's reputation will be shattered" and "the public's faith in democracy" destroyed. Truth is, it's the Democrats trying to tilt the scale for their candidate. They're swarming swing states with armies of lawyers filing lawsuits. Some challenge voter ID laws or signature requirements on ballots. But their biggest goal is to overturn state laws requiring that mailed ballots...
  • Is it too late to hope for a Black woman on the Supreme Court?

    10/26/2020 6:33:26 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 126 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/26/2020 | Petula Dvorak
    These young Black girls should have been celebrating the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Instead, as the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett was well on its way, these girls — all 100 of them — got dressed up in judicial robes to launch a protest. “Honor Her Wish,” their little masks read. “Her wish,” of course, was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying request that her seat wouldn’t be filled until after the election. Joe Biden has pledged to put a Black woman on the Supreme Court if he wins in November. But President Trump and Senate Majority Leader...
  • Rep. Jordan: Washington Post Quote Shows ‘Media Know Hunter Biden Emails Are Real,’ But Continue Their Cover-Up

    10/26/2020 1:03:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | By Craig Bannister | October 26, 2020 | 2:13pm EDT
    A passage in The Washington Post shows that media are determined to call the emails on Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop Russian disinformation – even though they know that they’re not – Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Monday. Jordan, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, tweeted: “The media knows the Hunter Biden emails are real. “They know it’s not Russian disinformation. “But they continue to cover up the scandal” As evidence, Rep. Jordan posted a quote from a “Perspectives” piece by Author Thomas Rid in the October 25, 2020 edition of The Washington Post: “We must treat the Hunter...
  • former QAnon believer tell his story

    10/25/2020 9:31:48 AM PDT · by RandFan · 37 replies
    WaPo ^ | Oct 24 | Travis M. Andrews
    Jitarth Jadeja was already deep into conspiracy theories when he first heard of Q. One day in December 2017, he tuned into Infowars, the media outlet run by the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Two guests on the radio show were talking about the "calm before the storm," a reference to an absurd theory that President Donald Trump will soon wage a secret war against a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles and a slew of other evildoers. It's one of the many tall tales believed by followers of the movement called QAnon, ranging from the false claim that the government created vaccines...