“Democracy Now!” Gets Nuclear Ban Vote Totally Wrong - By Sam Husseini | October 28, 2016 “Democracy Now” sadly continues its descent, which I’ve alluded to occasionally on twitter. To fully tell this story wou...
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"A two-star general who was found dead in his Alabama home committed suicide, according to the Army.
Major General John Rossi, 55, died on July 31 at the Redstone Arsenal military base near Huntsville, two days before he was to be put in charge of the Army's space and missile defense command."This time that rascal Putin, getting ready for the certainty of Hillary's WWIII, has gone too far!
"FBI Director knows X-Keyscore and that Hillary's emails are in the NSA spy cloud because she used a 'private server'. Bingo! We did it 😎"
"When private citizens take out 1/4 page ads in the New York Times, calling for US military intervention in Syria, something is a cookin.."
"I know where Hillary Clintons deleted emails are and how to get them legally @TGowdySC @seanhannity @realDonaldTrump. 100% true. Retweet.""Hillary’s 33,000 emails might not be ‘missing’ after all". The contents can be used to blackmail her!
"Howard Wolfson suggested using "brown & women pundits" to shame people on Twitter. Neera Tanden backed weaponizing identity #PodestaEmails19"We'll see: "Here’s Why the #PodestaLeaks Aren’t Having Much Impact".
"39 out of 39 people indicted by the ICC have been African. They'd have to know at some point this would cause a problem of legitimacy right?"The fury of the Wahabbists: "Syria and The Intercept: The Case for Editorial Intervention" and "Assad’s Man in Oklahoma".
"Now, according to Fox News, government sources have confirmed that the email behind the "quid pro quo" arrangement is the one below sent from Jake Sullivan to Hillary on November 18, 2012 at 8:44PM. The email is heavily redacted but seemingly includes intel on the Benghazi attackers who stormed a U.S. compound the previous month on September 11, 2012.
Given the heavy redaction, it's difficult to say exactly why this particular email was of such great concern to Kennedy. Given that the email was marked "Classified: SECRET", perhaps he was simply concerned that it proved that Hillary sent classified information over her private network. Or, given the timing of the message being sent just 12 days after the election in 2012, perhaps there is evidence in the email that Hillary and Obama both knew from the beginning that the September 11 attacks in Benghazi were never just a "spontaneous reaction to a youtube video" but a coordinated terrorist attack...if so, Mitt Romney would sure love to have a look at what's behind those whited out boxes."
". . . Larry Summers who is an extra bright version of Donald Rumsfeld, arrogantly unpleasant to his subordinates, dismissive to his equals and pandering to his superiors. I spent some time with Neil Rudenstine on Wednesday, and he would use even stronger terms and would be happy to talk to anyone on the subject."
"By placing the focus of the campaign on identity politics and Trump’s actual and putative crimes against various identity groups, the Clinton campaign has successfully obscured what I consider to be its fundamental identity as a vehicle for neoliberal globalists keen to preserve and employ the United States as a welcoming environment and supreme vehicle for supra-sovereign business interests.
Clintonism’s core identity is not, in other words, as a crusade for groups suffering from the legacy and future threat of oppression by Trump’s white male followers. It is a full-court press to keep the wheels on the neoliberal sh*twagon as it careens down the road of globalization, and it recognizes the importance in American democracy of slicing and dicing the electorate by identity politics and co-opting useful demographics as the key to maintaining power.
In my view, the Trump and Clinton campaigns are both protofascist.""Soros-Connected Company Provides Voting Machines In 16 States". "Bitches Don’t Even Know".
"Internet sleuths from Reddit were able to dig up some information about the dating service pushing the attacks on Assange, finding that the company shares the address with a private intelligence corporation named Premise Data Corporation.
Interestingly, Larry Summers, who is connected to the Clinton Campaign, is on the board of directors of Premise Data Corporation."and:
"Connecting the front to Clinton further, co-founder of Premise Data David Soloff has met with both Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine this year.""Background and Documents on Attempts to Frame Assange as a Pedophile and Russias spy".
". . . Bill has a "complicated" past with the "Energizer" that includes a $2mm payment from the Clinton Global Initiative to her "home insulation business" and curious circumstances surrounding an $812,000 government contract awarded to her by Energy Secretary Stephen Chu.""Hillary’s Hide-and-Seek".
"⤷ Glad to see #SAA is fully aware of the schemes of the #US-led coalition to flood #Syria with #ISIS terrorists & complicate matters.""Bob Dylan’s embrace of Israel’s war crimes".
"Which reminds me of one more funny story. Aside from HBGary Federal and Endgame Systems and an obscure junior partner firm called Berico, there was one other corporation that completed the Themis private black ops outfit, which, you’ll remember, was caught plotting illegal hacking and disinformation campaigns against journalists and NGOs with the connivance of the DOJ. That firm was Palantir, where at least a half-dozen employees were shown to be involved in Themis by email threads in which the plans were formulated — among them, the firm’s lead counsel, Matthew Long. Another email indicated that Palantir’s CEO was also made aware of Themis. Palantir’s most demonstrably active participant, Matthew Steckman, was put on leave pending an “investigation” into his conduct but he was quietly brought back on after the press lost interest. Today he’s head of business operations and works in D.C. No one was indicted in connection to Themis except for me, and then, later — when I refused to cooperate with law enforcement against other activists — my mother, who was charged with obstruction of justice for moving my laptops to a kitchen cabinet to hide them from the FBI agents who were congregating outside her house, waiting to execute a search warrant on behalf of the government agency that I’d angered with my investigations into the criminal conduct of its corporate partners.
The chairman and co-founder of Palantir is Peter Thiel — the same man who more recently funded the lawsuit that destroyed Gawker, a media outlet that had angered him, and who served as the final speaker at the Republican National Convention. His firm continues to work closely with the U.S. intelligence community."
"Per an interview with someone from the Record Management Division (name redacted), Patrick Kennedy, a senior executive in the State Department, did, in fact, contact someone within the FBI to seek "assistance in altering the email's classification in exchange for a 'quid pro quo.'" The interviewee continued that "[Redacted] advised that, in exchange for marking the email unclassified, STATE would reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more Agents in countries where they are presently forbidden."""Haiti and Africa Projects Shed Light on Clinton’s Public-Private Web".
"BLM is, of course, in part a creation of a heavily Jewish national media which rushes to promote causes that are acceptably progressive. I suspect that reliably liberal American Jews consistently lean left at least in part to rationalize their own guilt over how rich and powerful they have become, but many close ranks when it comes to Israel. Given that reality, BLM has, in its embrace of the Palestinians, consequently cut off its own source of publicity. Have you heard much about BLM since it picked up the Palestinian cause back in August? Wonder why. And as for the Palestinians, whose reality under Israeli occupation is far, far worse than anything the BLM crowd experiences, all they will get is the hearty handshake accompanied by the usual advice to not let the door hit them in their asses on the way out."Tweet (Michael Tracey):
"Clinton official Palmieri suggests coordinating with Ezra Klein to disseminate talking points about HRC's emails""The Clinton Goldman Speeches: No Smoking Guns, but a Munitions Dump Instead".
"In one message, sent on December 8, 2015, Eizenstat briefed campaign officials saying that Dermer told him that surprisingly Netanyahu had better relations with Clinton and that he believed that she would be easier to work with because she is instinctively more favorable toward Israel than the current administration."
"The Clintons' rhetoric on Russia is poisoning international relations to a degree not seen in decades. It's lunacy."Tweet (Kevin Gosztola):
".@TIME editor-at-large encouraging state-sponsored cyber attack on media organization in response to their journalism.""Canadian Cheerleaders of Dictator Kagame". "Canada Goes To War. Trudeau Postures For The UN".
"Many of the Colombian “success stories” touted on the foundation’s website – the ones specific enough for us to track down – were critical about the foundation’s effect on their lives. Labor leaders and progressive activists say foundation programs caused environmental harm, displaced indigenous people, and that it concentrated a larger share of Colombia’s oil and natural gas reserves in the hands of Giustra, who was involved in a now bankrupt oil company that worked closely with the Clinton Foundation and which used the Colombian military a 1984-style surveillance program to smash a strike by its workers.
It was a shocking record that belies the progressive principles on which the Clintons have based their political dynasty and philanthropy, embodied in the Clinton Foundation’s advertising copy: “Everyone deserves a chance to succeed.”"
"US Air Force couldn't explain to @kenklippenstein why it refueled Saudi planes the day after the funeral massacre, but not the day of""Hiding US Role in Yemen Slaughter So Bombing Can Be Sold as ‘Self-Defense’".
"This article also gives an interesting look inside the bubble. I find it rather fascinating/sad that HRC does not seem to directly communicate with WJC.""Gaius Publius: Considering the Coming Megadrought in the American Southwest". The revolution will occur the day after there is noting left for which to revolt.
"Clinton campaign chief owned 75,000 shares in Putin-connected energy company: https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4635 …"
"Best Podesta leak pair: 1) HRC stating in 2014 that the Saud+Qatar govts fund ISIL and 2) Qatar giving Bill Clinton $1m for 5 minute meeting"
"It was not uplifting to learn in recent hours that problems with foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation continue, Hillary Clinton was still making paid speeches for hire this week, and Tony Rodham is hustling gold mining deals in Haiti.
From the minute the email story broke I have been out there publicly and unequivocally supporting Hillary Clinton in multiple ways in multiple media unlike many Democrats and unlike most in the media.
My mama taught me long ago that when I am seriously angry I should count to ten and choose my words carefully. In that spirit here is my toned down advice which I seriously doubt the Clintons are hearing from those close to them, and if they are hearing it, they are not understanding it.
If there is one thing that could well bring down a Hillary Clinton candidacy it is this cycle of money issues about which I am now feeling red alerts, loud bells, warning signals, and red flags and I am now seriously pissed off that there is a real chance that her candidacy and the Democratic Party could be destroyed by these self-created dangers that continue to proliferate the closer she gets to presumably announcing her candidacy."
".@washingtonpost WH bureau chief @eilperin tips off Podesta abt upcoming story -- this is y ppl don't trust media https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9149 …"
Some Zio-American-Wahhabist or other has concocted a phony anti-Assad petition for Palestinians to sign, and forged the names of a lot of prominent people on it.
"Odd that NYT says Yemenis 'believe' the US is "behind Saudi Arabia's punishing air war" when it is indisputably true"
"For me the real news in this year’s announcement is that the Swedish Academy has again passed John Ashbery by. He’s now eighty-nine.""Did Bob Dylan win the Nobel Prize in literature for this poem?".
"I wish I could be a privileged white American woman so I wouldn't have to worry about Clinton's bombs raining down on my people."
"Some thoughts about Trump's Florida speech today 1/"
"No, it's not presidential.
But none of us care, because Trump is not an unmitigated, total and terrifying monster."Tweet (Publius Gaius):
"This counterattack by Trump is a total game-changer. Hillary overreached. It reminds me 100% of when Ted Cruz overreached in Colorado."Tweet (Jared Wyand) (the important realization that is keeping Trump's popularity from crashing in the unprecented (((media))) onslaught):
"We're being told by a media machine that because of Trump's debauchery, we have to default to complete government corruption."
"A good portion of Trump's speech is code for conspiracy theories regarding a Jewish new world order and a global government. No, seriously."It is curious that some prominent Trump supporters have already given up, especially when there are still reputable polls showing that this is a tied race. Given the extreme lack of enthusiasm of young and internet-informed - as opposed to (((media)))-'informed' - voters for Crooked Hillary, third party candidates are going to take votes that would have gone to the Democrat. Even if Hillary's neurologists somehow prevent her from having another public fit in the next few weeks, Trump still has a shot.
"That Kofman piece on the strategic implosion in Syria is a member of a genre that needs a name– one where the writer accepts the basic premises of American exceptionalism and good intentions and the utter immorality of our enemies, but doesn’t want us to be too stupid in our policy responses. Maybe this is how you have to think if you want your arguments to be heard by the Serious People. In this case you have the noble Americans wanting democracy vs the amoral Russians who kill off the ” moderate” rebels. His point is that the Russians didn’ t deliberately plan all that has happened, but he leaves the basicpropaganda framework of good vs evil in place, just wanting us to be more sophisticated about it.
Not that I want the opposite sort of propaganda where the Assad is some sort of hero. It’s just that 90 percent of what I read about Syria seems so childish– people need their good guy vs bad guy narratives."
""Retailing is a lot like politics": Hillary Clinton's neoliberal capitalist ideology in a nutshell — she sees voters like customers".
"Clinton was very impressed with right-wing Mexican President Peña Nieto and his neoliberal "reforms" — like privatization of state oil".Not from WikiLeaks - and, by the way, who is the leaker leaking Podesta's emails? - but still good: "New Emails Reveal "Friends Of Bill" Got Special Access From State For Haiti Recovery Contracts". ". . . not a single Haitian professional could identify an international NGO to recommend."
"The truth about this extraordinary election is that nobody really has a clue what will happen in the next 24 hours, let alone 29 days.
Perhaps America’s self-styled ‘smart crowd’ among the Washington, New York and Hollywood elite are right and Hillary will walk it.
Or perhaps what we’re seeing is an almost exact replica of what happened in the UK with the EU Referendum back in June.
The ‘Remain’ camp, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, was cock-sure certain Britain would vote to stay in Europe. That was the only ‘intelligent, logical’ result, surely?
(Full disclosure: I voted Remain)
Especially given he and his team had assured us for months that the Brexit side, led by Trump’s new No1 cheerleader, UKIP leader Nigel Farage, was full of supposedly racist, sexist, homophobic Neanderthals.
Well, we didn’t.
In fact 17 million Brits voted to leave Europe, leaving the ‘smart crowd’ looking woefully arrogant, out-of-touch and complacent.
I smell the same whiffs of sanctimonious superiority pervading the Clinton camp in this US election campaign.
Trump, Hillary’s supporters insist, is a disgusting, bigoted, women-hating, Hitler-esque monster who couldn’t possibly be elected president.
The problem is that’s not what vast swathes of Middle America actually think.
They still see Trump as their billionaire Robin Hood, albeit with rather more personal flaws.
And they loathe Hillary because to them, she’s the walking, breathing, smirking personification of the very Establishment they believe is conspiring to wreck their lives."