Friday, August 23, 2019

Trapped Syrians: Three million people are caught between violence in the south and the northern border wall, 76% are women and children

I think US pressure on Venezuela may be Trump's way of rewarding Russia, pushing PDVSA into hands of Rosneft/Puti

KING TRUMP HEREBY ORDERS Hahahahahahahahahahaha Shut

North Carolina's Supreme Court will reckon with the evidence that the death penalty in the state is clearly, undeniably racist. Whether it chooses to sweep those findings under the rug will have major implications for our democracy.

Another bizarre painting found in Jeffrey Epstein's New Mexico ranch

Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300.

NEW: The US Embassy in Moscow on Friday requested "immediate" consular access to detained American citizen Paul Whelan over his allegations that he has been injured while in custody

Taylor Swift: Trump is “gaslighting the American public.”

Sater is suddenly the most wanted man INSIDE the mob BY the mob

Trump jokes while Americans watch their life savings dwindle in stock market tank. @GOP enabling #TrumpRecession. Vote them out

Philadelphia Fed President Harker says there’s no need for an interest rate cut since the biggest downside risk is from trade policy

Dow Jones industrial average loses more than 600 points, or 2.4%, after Trump demands companies stop doing business with China

North Dakota farmers spent decades and millions of dollars building relationships and infrastructure to export to China. Now the markets they worked for are gone. “It will take years to get back to any semblance of what we had over in China."

China threatened new tariffs on U.S. agriculture products this morning. Starting September 1, they will increase tariffs on American soybeans to 30% and pork to 60%. On December 1, they will increase tariffs on corn, sorghum and wheat to 35%.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed that a CBP immigration officer did call accost a British journalist after he presented his press visa at Los Angeles International Airport, allegedly deriding him as "fake news media"

We haven’t had a White House Press briefing in months because we don’t have a presidency. We have an illegitimate, insane man pretending to be a president surrounded by self interested sycophants. This is not governance, this is tyranny.

JUST IN: Dow Jones closes down 620 points following China's retaliatory tariffs, Trump's 'orders' for U.S. companies to withdraw from China.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell used a highly anticipated speech to hint the Fed will cut rates again to ensure the U.S. economy continues to grow but offered little clues on when the next cut will come

Incredibly disappointing to see the Trump administration and Justice Department lawyers argue against equal treatment under the law. These are a pair of appalling briefs that will go down in history as the gov’t siding against its people and in favor of allowing discrimination

Republican Steve King again reiterates that he thinks American women should have to give birth to their rapists' babies because women should expect to be raped.

Prince Andrew’s contacts with Epstein allegedly extended to receiving a foot massage at his home, where he complained of his lack of freedom compared to Monaco’s Prince Albert

Among the things Rep. Nunes is seeking in discovery for his lawsuit against Twitter - filed after a fake cow was mean to him online - is a list of every phone call Twitter employees placed "to somewhere in Virginia" during the past five years.

Corporations are abusing people. Here's how to better protect workers and consumers.

Amazon Has Ceded Control of Its Site. The Result: Thousands of Banned, Unsafe or Mislabeled Products Just like tech companies that have struggled to tackle misinformation on their platforms, Amazon has proven unable or unwilling to effectively police third-party sellers on its site

“Previously undisclosed documents reveal a sweeping effort by top officials and lawyers to oust the longtime head of the @NRA not only has he remained, but he continues to influence the president.”

Elizabeth Warren says "some Democrats in Washington believe the only way forward is to make change incrementally—a few tweaks here, some nudges there." "No. This is a time of crisis...this is not the time for small ideas."

Newly released messages reveal when Facebook first knew about Cambridge Analytica breach

Donald Trump , @IdaAuken a Parliament of Denmark member has a message for you.

Merkel opposes Macron's threat to block a South American trade deal over Amazon fires

JUST IN: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for pancreatic cancer in New York City, the Supreme Court announced. "The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body," the court said.

More than 300 people accuse former Ohio state team doctor of sexual abuse.

New filing in McCabe v. Barr et al: Response to motion

Fox News pushes misleading DOJ statistics about non-citizen arrests; what they don't mention is how much is driven by Trump's immigration crackdown

UPDATE: The DOW has tanked over 600 points since Trump "hereby ordered" American companies to cease doin' business with China.

#iherebyorder everyone to GUESS when #trump tweeted

“You're going to say, 'Mr. President, please, we can't take it anymore, we can't win anymore like this, Mr. President, you're driving us crazy, you're winning too much, please Mr. President!” - Donald Trump, May 2016

BREAKING: Trump seen consortin' with America's "biggest enemy."

“‘Everyone is nervous — everyone,’said a Republican with close ties to WH.” WHAT THE FUCK DID THEY THINK WOULD HAPPEN?

"Only I can do this"

Florida man arrested for having Trump shaped ecstasy pills. Also, Stephen Miller isn't fooling anyone with that goatee.

David Koch has died. In lieu of flowers please construct a shadow network of tax deductible shell companies to donate to the further perpetuation of environmental destruction and income inequality.

DONALD TRUMP JUST DECLARED that U.S. companies "are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing ... your companies HOME and making your products in the USA." HEREBY ORDERED??!?? WTF?? Does the dude think he’s already the dictator?

Dear Christians who support Trump: please watch this. He is 100% conning you and does not believe what you believe. LISTEN to what he says here. HOW is this your guy?

David #Koch was in #EpsteinBlackBook and the Kochs hosted him at a dinner party in 2010:

#iherebyorder mental health check on the President of the United States

BREAKING: Reports say guards at Florida women's prison broke the neck of a disabled 51-year-old inmate by slamming her to the ground and dragging her after she complained she wasn't able to clean a toilet.

Nothing to see here - just the president comparing his own handpicked president of the Federal Reserve to a foreign dictator

WTF??? Trump is ORDERING American corporations to stop doing business with China? And the @GOP says the Democrats are into socialism? The President doesnt control the business decisions of private industry, and does not control the means of production. @POTUS is out of control.

Donald Trump hereby orders the stock market to tank immediately

The Far-Right Book Every Russian General Reads Alexander Dugin is a far-right Russian theorist who might be dismissed as a crackpot if his ideas for a fascist empire weren’t required reading for Russia’s military high command.


A city council candidate in Michigan shocked a public forum when she said she wants to keep "Marysville a white community as much as possible."

A Dead Cat, A Lawyer's Call And A 5-Figure Donation: How Media Fell Short On Epstein

Fox & Friends host: Indefinite detention of immigrant families is "the most humane thing possible"

Uh one fifth of our oxygen supply is LITERALLY on fire and we got a whole bunch of people who won’t vaccinate their kids

Everything is true in this headline except "mistakenly."

In the Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, the Koch Brothers’ Campaign Becomes Overt


Why Jeffrey Epstein’s black book is a perverse measure of Manhattan power

Couldn’t have happened to a better asswipe!

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tells world to butt out as Amazon continues to burn

Europe to see third major heat wave this summer, as temperatures soar from France to Scandinavia

El Paso hospital forced to call out Trump’s lie that surgeons left the operating room to see him • This was one of the most ridiculous and self-worshiping lies Trump has ever told •

Name any other country, where one organization (NRA- 5 Mil members) controls policy over 320 MILLION people, resulting in 100 thousand injuries/deaths per yr (2013) and calls it LIBERTY ? ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Gun deaths in US rise to highest level in 20 years, data

Dear Russian citizens... Ya better stock up on iodine pills. After your Treasury was looted by putin and his mob oligarchs you saw his cheap ass doomsday machine go kablooey.. Is there really any money left to actually protect your country?

Ur personal data has made this man wealthy. “Zuckerberg still owns over 375 million Facebook shares with a current value of over $68 billion...”

In my America, everyone gets to voice their own opinion. That's not the case in Trump’s America (and apparently Netanyahu’s Israel)

A new high school will have sleek classrooms — and places to hide from a mass shooter

Literally so Wayne LaPierre can keep up his lavish lifestyle.

Trump launched airstrikes after this town was gassed in 2017. Now Assad's military is moving in

Thousands of wildfires are decimating the Amazon, threatening the very existence of the world’s largest rainforest and a bulwark against climate change

North Korea and China are huge winners in the worsening Japan-South Korea spat

Thanks Trump

On Fox News today, Byrne said that all the info he gleaned from his experiences ultimately landed in the hands of Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, who has been conducting an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe at the behest of AG Barr

BREAKING: Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne claims former FBI Director James Comey was involved in this entire operation

Caught banging Russian spy maria butina...dead state's fault. lol

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne says the FBI in 2015/2016 reached out to him and got him to help with law enforcement activities that turned out to be political espionage against Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz Byrne says the request came from Peter Strzok

Talking about serving more than two terms suddenly isn't a joking matter for Trump anymore. "In six years -- or maybe 10 or maybe 14, right? -- in six years, when I'm not here, the New York Times goes out of business very quickly," he says, deadpan.

NEWS: Nadler wrote to four House committees today requesting info that might be relevant to Judiciary’s impeachment probe. Comes a day after Trump’s lawyers cast doubt on Intel/FS invoking impeachment in court filings for Deutsche Bank/Capital One docs

When is the rest of the world going to sanction The United States for abducting children, sticking them in concentration camps and locking them in cages?

No rally: opposition figure Lyubov Sobol says authorities have refused to issue a permit to hold another protest in Moscow on August 31

High lead levels have been found at many homes in Newark, New Jersey, in a case echoing the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan: Our colleagues at @frontlinepbs are continuing to report on the water crisis in Flint.

The blaze can be seen from space

We’re officially launching #Demcast - a new organization designed to turn the tide in the information war and #WinBlue. If you’re a content creator or a social media activist, we need YOU. Join

United States v. Gertsch (5:19-cr-50106) - the fact it’s an indictment speaks volumes. Although I’m kind of surprised that CCFA or Conspiracy or InterState Commerce aren’t included.

Moscow Mitch - Mitch loves the norms except when he’s screwing over Obama.

There's no coming back from shooting up the marijuana

A federal appeals court said members of the Electoral College, who cast the actual votes for president, may choose whomever they please regardless of a state’s popular vote

Big finance is emboldening Brazil President Bolsonaro’s plans to let agribusiness destroy the Amazon. Help us call on BlackRock to stop financing Amazon deforestation & indigenous rights violations! Take action

I wrote a piece in @FTMag on how the Russian Orthodox Church owes its renaissance to forging close ties to ex-KGB agents in the Kremlin. Now, Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has badly shaken those ties - and left the church historically weak

THREAD: It sometimes appears that Epstein is being framed for all time as an especially bad #MeToo case. No. Epstein died awaiting trial on human trafficking—the modern-day slave trade. In court docs, woman after woman describes herself as having been enslaved to him.

Labor trafficking and slavery is more prevalent; it's used, as usual, mostly by people in agriculture—let's call them plantation owners—to save money. Sex trafficking and slavery is much, much more lucrative. It's used by oligarchs like Epstein: to make money.
“It is a debasement of our common humanity. It tears at our social fabric. It distorts markets. It endangers public health & fuels violence. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name—modern slavery" — 
The #MeToo
movement is serious. But it began with middle-class women, mostly white & over 18. The vast majority of women have faced some kind of harassment, abuse or assault under the #MeToo
rubric. But 24.9 million victims, many children, are trapped in modern-day slavery.
Oh—& Jacinta, who was forced to carry a pregnancy and give birth at 15, is one of numberless enslaved girls who suffer forced pregnancies. Their babies are owned & abused by their owner-pimps. We are setting ourselves up, once AGAIN, for vast & deep collective generational trauma