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Blue_Tires

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Hometown: VA
Home country: USA
Current location: VA
Member since: 2003 before July 6th
Number of posts: 55,395

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I'm not even touching this one... Y'all have at it:

https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1057325520973631488

Why you gotta be that guy?

https://twitter.com/latimesbooks/status/1057313447744917504

"Yeah we elected a fascist goon, but we're STILL better than those loser Dems!"

This is going straight into Glenn's Hall of Fame highlight reel:

https://twitter.com/zatchry/status/1056994964780003328

Didn't take long for the shit to hit the fan in Brasil, did it?

https://twitter.com/castriotar/status/1055836519318122496

https://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&nv=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=pt-BR&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/amp/cotidiano/2018/10/universidades-de-todo-o-pais-sao-alvo-de-acoes-policiais-e-da-justica-eleitoral.shtml%3Futm_source%3Dtwitter%26utm_medium%3Dsocial%26utm_campaign%3Dtwfolha%26__twitter_impression%3Dtrue&xid=17259,1500002,15700002,15700021,15700124,15700126,15700149,15700186,15700191,15700201,15700214,15700230


And nothing to see here, just a member of Brasil's Congress encouraging students to rat out any professors complaining about Bolsonaro's election:

https://twitter.com/VEJA/status/1057012020988526593

Never forget that Glenn Greenwald is a turncoat

https://twitter.com/Wilson__Valdez/status/1056400810991599617


https://twitter.com/nberlat/status/1056606895618867200

https://twitter.com/eliot_woodrich/status/1057006513418432512

Your Daily Greenwald, Broken Hypocrisy Meter Edition:

https://twitter.com/Gus_802/status/1055239793225986049

God damn it... *PLEASE* don't be these people today:

https://twitter.com/JesseBenn/status/1055483714489192448

https://twitter.com/JesseBenn/status/1055486323409215488

https://twitter.com/uselesslezbo69/status/1055206951779483648

https://twitter.com/jaydesh7/status/1055196004608368640

Wow.... Just wow....

https://twitter.com/AdamWeinstein/status/1055471818130239490

https://twitter.com/IceColdLyfe/status/1055214924069326848

American Defense Contractor Accused of Enslaving U.S. Citizen Linguists

A major American defense contractor held its translators in a tent city under slave-like conditions, breaking U.S. anti-slavery laws, according to allegations in a 2016 federal lawsuit that was recently unsealed. Under threat of arrest in Kuwait, the translators were held in tents where the temperature regularly topped 100 degrees. Company representatives seized their passports and indicated they would go to prison if they tried to escape. According to the suit, supervisors weren’t coy about coercing the translators. One plaintiff, a linguist named Edward Youkhana, complained about his treatment in Kuwait to a regional manager.

“The linguists are slaves,” the manager replied.

Human rights advocates have long lambasted the Gulf states for their widespread practice of trafficking foreign workers and confiscating their passports. But those charges have largely focused on the exploitation of people from developing nations, including India and Nepal. The allegations in this suit, if true, would join the growing evidence that Americans are also vulnerable to slavery—and by companies working for their own government.

This isn’t the first lawsuit alleging an American defense contractor treated its employees like slaves; in a a suit unsealed in April, six plaintiffs made similar allegations against ManTech.

“These U.S.-citizen linguists are heroes—they go into combat unarmed to help minimize the chaos of the battlefield and gather intelligence,” said Joseph Hennessey, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs in both lawsuits. “To have been treated so horrifically is unfathomable.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/american-defense-contractor-accused-of-enslaving-us-citizen-linguists

Fuckin' mercs

"Economic anxieties" strike again

https://twitter.com/EVRYBODYvsTRUMP/status/1052762749128925185
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