In both the sex abuse of children and persecution of LGBTQ persons, the Irish point their fingers in the right direction.
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy /s.
Maintenance of security clearances upon leaving Federal employ is supposed to be on a need to know basis. It is not a privilege. However in the incestuous revolving door atmosphere of Washington D.C., maintenance of such perks is commonplace--and is the expected, albeit not legal, norm after leaving office.
First up: Jeffrey St. Clair: “+ Someone recently asked me to describe what I mean by the Sputnik Left and I said you’ll know it when you see it. The best definition I could come up with was: political activists who rigorously apply Chomsky’s lens to the NYT, WashPost, and the Guardian, but regurgitate as gospel whatever they read or hear on RT or Sputnik.”, ‘Roaming Charges’, Aug. 24, 2018 (a big wd smile)
Ninth Dimensional Distractions
American people are routinely misinformed, misled, and deceived by the lame stream media. It is no wonder that we are rushing head long toward extinction. The international media has displayed less interest in global warming and climate change throughout the last decade. For the most part, US citizens can barely keep their heads above water as they struggle with multiple jobs...or no job. Snippets of news are all people have to inform their world views.
July 3, 2017, to July 3, 2018, MSNBC dedicated zero segments to the US’s war in Yemen, but 455 segments to Stormy Daniels. … After all, Obama backed the war on Yemen—though not nearly as aggressively as Trump has—and it’s difficult to make a coherent left-wing, anti-war criticism when the current Republican in office is simply carrying out your guy’s policy, but on steroids.
https://fair.org/home/action-alert-its-been-over-a-year-since-msnbc-has-... And it isn't just US media...even in New Zealand people get the corporate spin. We face even more serious threats to independent media due to a spate of corporate censorship. Facebook and Twitter in conjunction with CIA staffed think tanks are taking down accounts of Iranians, Russians, and others they deem inappropriate. Even Telesur English was removed from Facebook for a few days until public outcry paved the way for their return https://mronline.org/2018/08/21/what-is-behind-facebook-deleting-telesur...
It's not perfect. But for a guy running for office, in a traditionally conservative RW state, in a racially contentious time, this off-the-cuff answer deserves some credit.
It seems to have gone very fast. Next week, Bollox Minor is off to university.... and Fred is off to kittygarten.
A couple of shots from the recent pilgrimage to England, and then one from the Colorado trip:
It's difficult to say for sure just how evil the UK Labour leader is, but the British news media will try anyway. One thing is for certain, if you hate the political and media establishment then Jeremy Corbyn is your man.
Early on, Corbyn was a terrorist. Proof of this claim is the unforgivable sin of not wanting to bomb Syria.
…both figuratively, as in ‘necessarily longish’, and literally ‘who needs operations like mockingbird when we have SoS arranging a CIA-aided putsch in plain sight? and as Pepe Escobar reminds us again:
“…Iran is an even more crucial hub of the New Silk Roads, or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – in conjunction to the new connectivity drive between Russia and Iran signed at the landmark Caspian Sea Convention.”