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(Jewish Group) If You Are Defending Stephen Miller, You Are an Ally of Anti-Semitism

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/2019/04/ilhan-omar-is-right-stephen-miller-is-a-white-nationalist.html?__twitter_impression=true

Last fall, Stephen Miller encouraged the president to focus his midterm message on the threat posed by a caravan of Central American migrants. Trump proceeded to tell supporters that this caravan was an “invasion,” that “the Democrats had something to do with it,” and that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if the Jewish billionaire George Soros was financing this “invasion” in an attempt to rig the midterm elections.

Lee Zeldin did not object to these remarks. In his view, it was not anti-Semitic (or even irresponsible) for the president to suggest that a wealthy Jew was orchestrating an invasion of the United States, using nonwhite immigrants as his shock troops — even though the president was saying such things just days after a neo-Nazi had murdered 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue because he believed that Jews were orchestrating an invasion of the United States, using nonwhite immigrants as their shock troops. Instead, Zeldin chose to demonstrate his solidarity with American Jews last fall by inviting Steve Bannon to headline one of his campaign events.

It is worth noting that even if Trump’s revanchist nativism didn’t contain traces of anti-Semitism, it would remain a form of politics that endangers Diaspora Jews. Jewish reactionaries like Stephen Miller might be able to assimilate to the form of Americanism that Trump champions. But the vast majority of American Jews are liberal, cosmopolitan, and secularist. Which is to say: They are the “globalist” villains in Trumpism’s Manichaean fable of American decline.

And even if Trump’s politics did not endanger Jews, anyone who has ever uttered “never again” in earnest would still be obliged to oppose him. If you are a Jew who has “zero tolerance” for anti-Semitism — but infinite tolerance for a president who describes immigrants as an “infestation,” and directs extrajudicial cruelty at their children — then you aren’t so different from the Nazis’ apologists. You share their conviction that some populations are entitled to basic rights, while others are not.


Amazon moving thousands of employees out of Seattle, relocating key division to nearby city

https://www.geekwire.com/2019/exclusive-amazon-moving-thousands-employees-seattle-relocating-key-division-nearby-city/

Amazon plans to relocate its entire Seattle-based worldwide operations team to Bellevue, Wash., by 2023, adding thousands of employees to its new campus just across Lake Washington, according to an internal email obtained by GeekWire.

Moving a large and critical team away from Amazon’s Seattle headquarters is a significant relocation of employees on its own, but it’s also a weighty symbolic gesture — the clearest sign yet that the tech giant is cooling on its hometown while doubling down on a neighboring city.

“I’m excited to share the news that we’re planning to migrate worldwide operations to Bellevue starting this year,” said Dave Clark, the senior vice president in charge of the team, in an email to his employees Wednesday. “This move gives room to grow while maintaining the campus feel that we’ve come to love around South Lake Union.”

Sources familiar with the plans said several thousand employees will be moving to Bellevue in the years ahead. Amazon confirmed the authenticity of the email obtained by GeekWire.

"Chuntering", a new addition to my vocabulary (if I can remember it)

chunter in British
(ˈtʃʌntə ) or chunner (ˈtʃʌnə )
verb
(intransitive; often foll by on) British informal
to mutter or grumble incessantly in a meaningless fashion


reference: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2019-04-03/debates/5F15A794-4045-4A04-A714-1FED79C45726/EuropeanUnion(Withdrawal)(No5)Bill

(at 9 PM by Sir William Cash, a prominent Eurosceptic)

Sir William Cash
Absolutely; the idea of our subjecting ourselves to the European Council as well as to the European Parliament is about as humiliating as anybody could imagine. I suppose we are not supposed to say this but it happens to be true: we saved Europe twice in the last 100 years, yet we are now, as a result of this withdrawal agreement and these provisions, subjugating ourselves to the decisions taken by 27 other member states by majority vote.

9.00 pm

I see that the Opposition Front-Bench spokesman is chuntering. Perhaps he would like to come to the Dispatch Box and make his point. No, he is not going to, because he cannot understand what I am talking about, because he has not actually got the competence to do so.


I thought I heard him say this last night during the debate on parliamentlive.uk, but now the official record confirms it

CGI video of Amazon blimp-ship with small drones exiting and entering.....

https://twitter.com/DanRobitzski/status/1113107819799236609

in reference to : https://twitter.com/KBrownianMotion/status/1113150262947008512

and: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/12/amazons-demented-plans-for-its-warehouse-blimp-with-drone-fleet/

(Jewish Group) There was a Polish nationalist demonstration in Foley Square (NYC) today that....

https://twitter.com/mollycrabapple/status/1112458454474674179

There was a Polish nationalist demostration in Foley Square today that denied any Polish complicity with the Holocaust.

One demonstrator waved a dollar bill to taunt Jewish counterprotesters



Long thread, working on a threadreader

eta: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1112458454474674179.html

Mick Jagger to have a stent placed in his heart

https://pagesix.com/2019/04/01/mick-jagger-to-undergo-heart-valve-replacement-surgery/

Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger is set to have a stent placed in his heart following the band’s tour postponement, Page Six has learned.

“You can be back at work within weeks” following the procedure, a source tells us. “But it could be because the health checks are all set into the insurance for the tour, maybe they’re being careful” by postponing the tour.

According to Drudge Report, who first reported Jagger would undergo surgery, the procedure will take place in New York City this week and the 75-year-old Stones frontman is expected to make a full recovery. Sources told the site Jagger is in “extraordinary physical condition.”

A rep for Jagger did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

Want a piece of the 1969 Woodstock Festival stage ?

https://peaceofwoodstockstage.com/

https://peaceofwoodstockstage.com/pages/faq

reference: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/31/nyregion/woodstock-festival-1969-stage-souvenir.html


I'm just the messenger. I have no idea how legit this is. Happy shopping, inquiries, or lack thereof

Germany Blames 'Silver Spoon' U.K. Elite for Brexit Chaos

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-30/brexit-descends-into-name-calling-as-germany-derides-u-k-elite

(original headline in subject line)

European exasperation over the chaos in Brexit talks descended into profanity and name-calling, as Germany’s deputy foreign minister said the U.K. government consists mostly of clueless boarding-school graduates.

“Brexit is a big shitshow, I say that now very undiplomatically,” Michael Roth said at an event of his Social Democratic Party in Berlin on Saturday. He accused “90 percent” of the British cabinet of having “no idea how workers think, live, work and behave” and said it would not be those U.K. politicians “born with silver spoons in their mouths, who went to private schools and elite universities” that will suffer the consequences of the mess.

“I don’t know if William Shakespeare could have come up with such a tragedy but who will foot the bill?,” the German diplomat said. His comments come just days after hard-Brexit champion Jacob Rees-Mogg, who attended Eton College and studied at Oxford University, derided a fellow Conservative lawmaker for having graduated from Winchester College during a crunch debate over the country’s withdrawal from the EU.

Roth’s main message on Saturday was an appeal to voters to reject populism in the May European Union Parliament election. He called for a coalition of democrats and pro-Europeans to fight back against nationalist forces on the rise in the bloc.

Theresa May is being advised by constitutional legal experts that she can ask Queen Elizabeth to....

Theresa May is being advised by constitutional legal experts that she can ask Queen Elizabeth to refuse to grant royal assent to (soft) Brexit legislation put forward by Parliament.


https://twitter.com/EllenBarryNYT/status/1112295146169794562


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/theresa-mays-cabinet-close-to-collapse-7mqd00nwg

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But two leading constitutional experts have warned that the government has the right to ask the Queen to refuse to give royal assent to any bill forced on the government by backbenchers.

A paper passed to No 10 yesterday warns that attempts by backbenchers to seize power from the government will “provoke damaging institutional conflict” and “may prompt the government to respond with countermeasures”.

The document, written by Sir Stephen Laws QC, a former first parliamentary counsel — the government’s most senior lawyer on constitutional matters — and Professor Richard Ekins, head of the think tank Policy Exchange’s judicial power project, reads: “The process of royal assent has become a formality, but if legislation would otherwise be passed by an abuse of constitutional process . . . the government might plausibly decide to advise Her Majesty not to assent to the bill” — though it would be preferable for MPs not to force the matter.

Senior government sources said such a nuclear option would be difficult since the Queen is supposed to be above politics. But May’s advisers acknowledged that she is facing an almost impossible situation this week.

Rep. Mo Brooks Quotes Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' To Slam Democrats, Media NBC News

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