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Don midwest

Important message from Naomi Klein on Trump’s shock doctrine
VIDEO: HOW TO RESIST TRUMP’S SHOCK DOCTRINE

I have been posting this in several places

Need someone to write an article on it

Benny

I’m reading the book. It’s not fast reading, exactly.

Don midwest

From Glenn

Glenn Greenwald Retweeted
Grower Parliament‏Verified account @ByYourLogic 18h18 hours ago

sanctions have a way of making life worse for the powerless and leaving the powerful relatively unscathed. I can see why they’re bipartisan

Don midwest

Sherlock Holmes explains the outcome of the UK election

Sherlock Holmes pointed the way in The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet in 1892: “When you have eliminated the impossible,” he said, “whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

If you believe the evidence of the US Democratic Party, the Director of Central Intelligence, the NATO Defense College, the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Hillary Clinton, and several hundred of their state-paid hangers-on, it is impossible for there to be a surge of voters in any of our advanced democracies which cannot have been detected in advance by the election technologies in current use. That is, unless there had been massive cyber-penetration by the Russian secret services, under direct command of President Vladimir Putin, so that voters won’t or can’t reveal what they are thinking until they vote; and if that doesn’t produce wins for Kremlin-manipulated candidates, to hack voting machines and turn out fabricated vote totals.

However improbable all this may seem to you, it stands to reason, Sherlockian reason, that the Russian explanation must be the truth. Putin’s advice early this month for Americans to “take a pill” must be further confirmation of improbability turned truth. Also, there can be no exceptions. What must have been true for American voters last November must be just as true for British voters last Thursday.

The outcome of their votes is that the totally unforeseen has materialized.

JEREMY CORBYN HAS WON THE BIGGEST VOTE GAIN FOR LABOUR SINCE THE 1945 ELECTION WITH NO HELP FROM RUSSIA — AND ALMOST NO HELP FROM SCOTLAND

polarbear4

Good one.

polarbear4

Bernie. How can one man be so right so much of the time?

And getting back to the new McCarthyism:

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“You know it’s easy to joke about this, except that we’re at maybe the most dangerous moment in US-Russian relations in my lifetime, and maybe ever. And the reason is that we’re in a new cold war, by whatever name. We have three cold war fronts that are fraught with the possibility of hot war, in the Baltic region where NATO is carrying out an unprecedented military buildup on Russia’s border, in Ukraine where there is a civil and proxy war between Russia and the west, and of course in Syria, where Russian aircraft and American warplanes are flying in the same territory. Anything could happen.”
~ Stephen Cohen

Stephen Cohen is arguably the leading American authority on US-Russian relations, and he has been warning again and again that we are currently in what could be an even more dangerous nuclear situation with Russia than we were at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis due to all the many fronts on which tensions have been astronomically escalated, and the fact that Trump has to deal with political pressures to never back down or concede an inch to Russia while negotiating these tensions. In the current environment of US political discourse, we’re not even allowed to talk about this horrifying prospect. The people whose interests the US government is meant to represent have been transformed by corporate media into their own prison wardens; swept up in the McCarthyist hysteria, people now think that it’s okay to attack, slander and lie about critics of the establishment narrative and silence any critical thinking about the world-threatening implications of what we’re dealing with here.

humphrey

It makes one’s head spin.

Mattis Ready to Blame Russia for Qatar Diplomatic Split

Speaking today at the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D – MA) asked Defense Secretary James Mattis to reveal no classified information, but to assume that last week’s report in CNN that Russia had used “fake news” to start the controversy was true, and to elaborate on their motives for that.

Mattis appeared only too eager to make that assumption, as requested, insisting that the he believed this reflected Russia’s “shortsighted way” of thinking, and that they want to disrupt all alliances across the planet, not just alliances involving the US, or even just alliances related directly to Europe.

The narrative blaming Russia for the Qatar split does not have any evidence to substantiate it, and Sen. Warren went out of her way to ensure none might be revealed today. It is worth pointing out, however, that President Trump personally took credit for the split himself when it first happened, crediting it to his visit to Saudi Arabia just days prior.

polarbear4

wow. wish Warren would get off this. and why don’t we all get back to fixing America and pulling back from all of our “wars” across the globe.

orlbucfan

Another reason why I am wary of former Repukelicans like Warren.

orlbucfan

That horse manure has been going on since BEFORE McCarthy!! All that American “Exceptionalism” noize feeds right into it. What a crock!

humphrey

Its about time that something like this happened.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-michigan-water-idUSKBN195234?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

Two top Michigan health officials have been criminally charged for their roles in the handling of the Flint water crisis, the Detroit Free Press reported on Wednesday.

Michigan Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon has been charged with involuntary manslaughter stemming from his role in the handling of the crisis, the newspaper said.

The state’ Chief Medical Executive Eden Wells was charged with obstruction of justice and lying to police, the newspaper reported. Both Lyon and Wells were charged on Wednesday.

Charges against Wells and Lyon stem from a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the Flint area that led to 12 deaths after the city switched its water source to the Flint River from Lake Huron in April 2014, the newspaper reported, citing court documents.

humphrey

I guess that this is just not newsworthy.

Don midwest

Yes. Nothing to see here.

We are the city on the hill

When we kill people it is for the good of humanity

humphrey

I wonder how long it will take for Trump to catch up to Christie?

humphrey

Oy!

eve

Yeah Bernie!!!!!!!!!

Thank you LD!!!!!!!

Shame on the 5 Democratic Senators who voted against it including Claire McCaskilll , Mark Warner, Joe Manchin, Bill Nelson, Joe Donnelly

wi59

Hopefully Berniecrats primary these people when its time.

Benny

Paula Jean is the primary candidate against Manchin.

jcitybone

Virginia’s Most Anti-LGBT Lawmaker Might Lose His Seat To State’s First Openly Transgender Candidate

Danica Roem, a transgender woman and former journalist, beat out three challengers on Tuesday night to secure the Democratic nomination in what will inevitably be one of Virginia’s most-watched races this fall. The campaign to represent the state’s 13th District will put Roem, the first openly transgender candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, up against longtime incumbent Bob Marshall—one of the state’s most anti-LGBT lawmakers.

Marshall, a delegate since 1992, was the author of the amendment that enshrined discrimination into the state’s constitution in 2006, by defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. And when he ran, unsuccessfully, for US Congress in 2014, he was described by the Atlantic as “basically the culture war’s four-star general”—a profile he continues to live up to. In January, he introduced what LGBT advocates described as one of the most dangerous bathroom bills in the country; the proposed legislation would have mimicked other bathroom bills across in country in forcing people to use the bathroom corresponding to their sex assigned at birth, but it also went a step further, requiring schools to out students to their parents within 24 hours if they asked “to be recognized or treated as the opposite sex.”

As Farnsworth notes, given Marshall’s career of being one of the most intense defenders of “traditional family values,” losing to Roem would be particularly painful defeat for him. But it’d be an especially satisfying one for LGBT rights advocates. Not only would it take power from a man intent on codifying discrimination against LGBT people into law, but it’d make Roem the first state legislator in the country to win as an openly transgender candidate.

polarbear4

Oh, Virginia, how those “times they are a changin’.”

humphrey

Is there a method to Trump’s madness? ……..I have my doubts.

orlbucfan

He’s too damned stupid to be mad. That’s the scariest part!!

humphrey

I have no idea what this is about. Seems like a conflicting report.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/travis-air-force-base-real-world-security-incident/

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Travis Air Force Base is under a security alert due to a “real world security incident,” the base said in a Facebook post.

A Travis Air Force spokesperson confirmed the active shooter situation started at the base exchange and there is no word of any casualties.

The Air Force base had a training exercise planned for Wednesday and Thursday, but this is not related to it, CBS Sacramento reports. The base is located in Solano County, about 40 miles southwest of Sacramento.

Yet the Air Force this odd tweet.

Travis Air Force Base
about an hour ago
UPDATE (5:05 PM) Travis Air Force Base emergency personnel responded to reports of gun shots at the Base Exchange. However, it was determined to be a false alarm. The base is no longer under lockdown.
Travis Air Force Base is currently responding to a real world security incident. More details will be released as they become available. The public is being asked to stay away from the base to ensure emergency responders can respond accordingly.

wi59

In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

http://standwithstandingrock.net/victory-standing-rock-sioux-tribe-court-finds-approval-dakota-access-pipeline-violated-law/

polarbear4

Thank YOU!

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