Top legal and security officials for Facebook, Twitter and Google appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, in a hearing targeting “Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online.”
While perusing through Jane's Defense Weekly, I came across this little tidbit;
Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) is retiring its 9K33 Osa (SA-8 ‘Gecko’) mobile surface-to-air missile systems as part of its on-going reorganisation, a Jordanian military source has confirmed to Jane’s .
Look what I got in my email from the DSCC!
We’re announcing an opportunity you won’t want to miss: a chance to win a free trip to New York City to see Hillary Clinton speak in person!
I love watching shitbags like him make asses of themselves in public. He must have taken lessons from the DNC-Hillary Clinton School of Blaming Everyone Else For Your Problems. Too funny.
This backs up some of what Brazille said. (The Clinton Creature has dribbled a lot of self-incriminating remarks on her Tour*.)
This video is where she’s complaining about after ‘winning the primary’ she had to come in and ‘rescue’ the DNC and take over operations. And she went on to rant about how they gave her back “NOTHING.!”
Just caught this on Twitter and am compelled to drop it here. In light of "NYC Board Of Elections Admits ILLEGAL Purge Of 200K Progressives (Jimmy Dore Show)" this would seem to be another barnburner in what should amount to a full scale wildfire exposing how deeply corrupt the Democratic Party is. (Read the comments underneath the video on YouTube.
To me, murder is murder. There should be no diplomatic immunity, executive privilege, or collateral damage when it comes to killing human beings. Some may say that war is different but that's a lie because all war is a lie. The wars conducted this century under presidents Bush, Obama and Trump are based on nothing but lies.
I couldn't think of an appropriate metaphor for the clear insanity of this Hill article by Sebastion Gorka, of all people:
We know why the Military-Intelligence-Industrial-Complex wants a confrontation with Russia: To justify their outrageous military budgets.
We know why the Democratic Party establishment is pushing the "Scary Russia!" meme: To distract the public from their utter and complete incompetence and failure.
But why is the news media buying into it?
I was watching this Chris Hedges interview and Robert Scheer made a good point 10 minutes in.
Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has filed a Grand Jury indictment against Paul Manafort, Trump's 2016 campaign manager, for various violations of US law, including money laundering, tax evasion, etc. in connection with work done for a former Ukrainian President and alleged Pro-Russia Oligarch.
So apparently there are 4 sealed Indictments between the Papadopoulos and Manafort docket numbers. Now, they could be unrelated - about 1/3 of the cases in this district are sealed and there could be other unrelated stuff in between - but let's just say all 4 are related.
Which 4 do you want to see?
The partisan Democratic echo chambers may be dancing the jig right now, but I remember how the Iran-Contra Scandal didn't help with Dems win the White House in 1988. Nor did the Clinton impeachment help the Repubs win the 1998 mid-term elections.
I began this essay over a week ago and am still struggling with it, partially because there is so little truly verifiable information available and partly because it raises the question of conspiracy. I am going to state up front that if you are not open to the idea that forces beyond our control and that of our elected officials dictate much of the agenda for our country, you may want to stop reading here.
One of the biggest problems I’m having with Treasongate is having to come to terms with the fact that some people that I would NEVER take seriously in a million years are people I find myself agreeing with today. Charles Krauthammer is one.
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘We Are Possibly Headed To A Cliff’
I explained the reality of the situation and sent the actual indictment to ONE person. The first one who started sending me absolutely STUPID stuff. I am disappointed that so many people I know are buying into this crap. And this ‘collusion’ crap is driving me crazy. Their ears (or brains) shut down when you mention Clinton and her campaign, Elias, Obama, and the DNC.
So, Manafort is a scumbag. Reports say that Stone recd him to Trump.
I will not stop saying this because it's the truth. The Left-Wing in the US is non-existent. Any attempt for one to rise up has been punched the fuck down by the right-wing and centrists alike. And yet, the dumbass reactionary manchildren who call themselves the alt-right will tell you otherwise.
My Sunday morning thought today delves into the taboo subject of Conspiracy Theories.
A friend had posted an article about a study which found that conspiracy theorists see patterns in random events. The author ledes with the assertion that
sometimes people sense danger even when there is no pattern to recognize — and so their brains create their own.
Finding Hope in the Chaos
We face two great existential threats today... nuclear war and climate chaos. Hopefully we can keep those tiny hands off the red button, but there is no guarantee. Global warming is so problematic because of our denial combined with the rush to extract as much profit as possible from the fossil fuel industry before its inevitable collapse. Before we despair, it might be wise to reflect on the advice of the fine historian, Howard Zinn:
“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness."
"What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction."
"And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."