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December 12, 2016 1:41 am
Did some Turkish ultra-nationalist infiltrate AP: "well, it's really just Turkish music with a slight twist, you know." (I love Fairouz and plenty of other Lebanese and Syrian music, but I am a committed Oum Kalthoum man.)
December 12, 2016 1:39 am
Names to remember: https://medium.com/mtracey/liberals-will-cite-russian-hacking-to-push-for-an-electoral-college-coup-faf5b289684c#.8i59sy886
November 27, 2016 8:02 pm
Yes dahhhhling: https://twitter.com/cynthiamckinney/status/802917502531567616
December 11, 2016 7:35 pm
(Not in the video but on the page on youtube.)
December 7, 2016 5:39 am
Thanks. Reason is an okay site, but very libertarian which isn't really my thing (across the board anyway); but I appreciate the civil liberties coverage. I realize things are worse in the UK and EU (and Canada, and probably Australia?). Some interesting stuff from Thierry Meyssan, the first I've seen some of this information:
While Propaganda or Not? does not publish the names of its directors, it does indicate that it unites four organisations - Polygraph, The Interpreter, the Center for European Policy Analysis and the Digital Forensic Research Lab. - Polygraph is one of the sites of Voice of America, the US public radio and television organisation controlled by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. - The Interpreter is a magazine of the Institute of Modern Russia, now broadcast by Voice of America. - The Center for European Policy Analysis is a pseudopod of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) directed by Zbigniew Brzeziński and Madeleine Albright. - And finally, the Digital Forensic Research Lab is a programme of the Atlantic Council. In a document distributed by Propaganda or Not?, this pseudo-NGO, born of associations financed by the Obama administration, clearly names its enemy - Russia. It accuses Russia of having been the origin of the 9/11 Truth Movement and the Internet sites supporting Syria and Crimea. http://www.voltairenet.org/article194344.html
December 11, 2016 7:21 pm
Hey there's nobody around at the moment who would understand why this is so funny. Here's some fake (archival) news from AP I just stumbled across. Look at the caption. Can really trust these people for middle eastern coverage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv6LwWNGdpo
November 27, 2016 1:59 am
More on the substantial Soros links of some of the key players in the recount: https://willyloman.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/after-careful-consideration-and-research-i-conclude-jill-stein-is-george-soros-newest-democrawhore/ Working backward. Haven't looked at that blog in a bit.
December 11, 2016 5:21 pm
As far as Trump's reliance on generals for cabinet positions, Xymphora commented that the military might be the only place to find high level figures in the government who aren't under Zionist sway. Not sure about that, but it's an interesting slant. Also, given some of the wild talk about what could be done about a Trump presidency, it probably makes sense for him to ingratiate himself with the military.
December 7, 2016 5:48 am
Meanwhile, the Naked Capitalism website (a personal favorite) is threatening the Washington Post with a lawsuit over their support for the Propornot claims: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/12/we-demand-that-the-washington-post-retract-its-propaganda-story-defaming-naked-capitalism-and-other-sites-and-issue-an-apology.html More: https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/12/propornots-grandiose-fabrications.html I think this is good. I'm a little ambivalent about libel law since I think it's easy for it to get out of hand. It's hard not to gloat over the Washington Post being sued, however.
December 11, 2016 4:46 pm
Great title. A little long-winded. The Russia stuff is mostly toward the end: http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/09/jill-stein-sees-russia-from-her-house/
December 6, 2016 9:19 pm
Speaking of attempts to shut down speech. . . It never ends does it? http://reason.com/blog/2016/12/01/proposed-anti-semitism-awareness-act-is
December 11, 2016 4:40 pm
I know. I find myself agreeing with Fox News anchors more often these days (at least when I end up with a link to something on Fox--I don't actually watch it as a normal thing).
November 27, 2016 8:00 pm
This could be serious. If they are able to run out the clock and prevent enough electoral college votes certified by the deadline, then it would get tossed to the House. I think I read that the Pennsylvania deadline is tomorrow, however. It's going to be difficult for Stein & Co. to make that deadline.
December 11, 2016 4:22 pm
Tulsi Gabbard is looking more and more promising, but she has plenty of time to disappoint everyone. They really don't like her on Crooks & Liars, it seems. (Is the cartoon at the top of the page supposed to be Nixon? I've run into Baby Boomers who still think taking swipes at Nixon is edgy. It's 2016.) Check out the comments, especially. http://crooksandliars.com/2016/12/tulsi-gabbard-scolds-critics-trumps I don't necessarily disagree with some of the criticism directed at what Gabbard is saying, but I think it's much ado about nothing. I think the real issue is that they don't like her independence, or that she speaks as much of the truth as she does.
November 27, 2016 1:27 am
I remember you expressing suspicion about Stein based on the minimal amount of information on her past that could be found online. https://willyloman.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/jill-stein-parrots-the-dems-discredited-the-russians-did-it-narrative-in-her-official-petition-to-recount-wisconsin-votes/