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Good God in Butter our public airwaves are a sewer of right wing lies.

I was kind of listening to a Browns' game on a local central OH FM station and maybe
2 to 3 hours after the game somebody called Larry Elder came on to say that Barack
Obama is connected to Hamas and the liberal media is covering it up because of all the
cash they are getting from some source.


And I have no doubt that some people listen to and believe that crap.

Damn I miss that guy thread. President Obama walks the National Mall.




Please post your thoughts if you want.



Boston Globe: One mans tale shows how casualties of Maria go beyond official death toll

People are dying right now and Trump is talking about the NFL, taking away our
medical insurance, and going to the DMZ in Korea to provoke a war? The man
is a monster.


https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2017/10/08/one-man-tale-shows-how-casualties-hurricane-maria-beyond-official-death-toll/25M2slVb8XAQ7evs3pdSHO/story.html

COROZAL, Puerto Rico — He was a patient man who rarely betrayed his emotions, a father of six who didn’t want to trouble anyone for something he could do himself, even with his condition.

The four-bedroom home where he and his wife had lived for nearly four decades had been badly damaged during the storm, and they were now staying with a daughter who lived nearby, where there was no power or running water, like just about everywhere else on the island.

Still, Victor Hugo Ruiz didn’t complain.

When their cars began to run low on fuel — a crucial commodity, as he now used a car battery to power the machine helping to treat his emphysema — the 64-year-old retired bartender found a canister and walked to a gas station about a half mile from his daughter’s house in this small city near the island’s center.

Fuck you Facebook .... they are now angry and upset




How many tens of millions of dollars did they get from Trump/Russia?


http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/12/sheryl-sandberg-facebook-congress-russia-ads-243711


The Facebook COO deflected a question on whether the company owes the country an apology for abuse
of its platform during the presidential election. Whenever the platform is misused, "it's not just that we
apologize," adding, "we're angry, we're upset," she said.

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Trump's digital director explains how he used Facebook to help win the White House

He pointed to the Trump campaign having Facebook employees "embedded inside our offices" to explain how to use the platform to target voters. Parscale wanted Trump-supporting Facebook employees to offer guidance, and the company already had divisions "set up" by political affiliation, he said.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/09/brad-parscale-says-trump-campaign-used-facebook-to-beat-clinton.html

Does Trump even know that NBC does not have a FCC Broadcasting License?

Trump threatens to cancel NBC’s broadcast license over critical reporting



https://www.vox.com/2017/10/11/16458362/trump-nbc-tweet

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/918112884630093825?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vox.com%2F2017%2F10%2F11%2F16458362%2Ftrump-nbc-tweet

The context here is that NBC News reported first that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had called Trump a “fucking moron,” setting off a week’s worth of coverage of internal administration chaos, and then today reported that what set Tillerson off was a Trump request to increase the size of the US nuclear arsenal tenfold. Such an increase would be financially costly, break international law, surely lead to more nuclear proliferation, and accomplish nothing, since the US already has plenty of nukes to deter anyone. It was, in short, pretty moronic.

The policy context is that individual television broadcast stations need licenses from the Federal Communications Commission to stay in business.

This licensing regime is necessary to prevent different stations from offering overlapping transmissions that prevent anyone from tuning in. But it’s also potentially open to abuse — Lyndon Johnson and his wife deployed licensing authority corruptly to prevent anyone from competing with a station they owned in Texas. In theory, you could also abuse the power less for this sort of venal corruption and more for the kind of systemic corruption that Trump is proposing here.

Don't worry about nuclear bombs because this guy is in charge of them

Has Trump mentioned the fires in California or the killed Army soldiers yet?

n/t

FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page 4/11/17 Washington Post

The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said.

The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page’s communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case Russia, according to the officials.

This is the clearest evidence so far that the FBI had reason to believe during the 2016 presidential campaign that a Trump campaign adviser was in touch with Russian agents. Such contacts are now at the center of an investigation into whether the campaign coordinated with the Russian government to swing the election in Trump’s favor.

Page has not been accused of any crimes, and it is unclear whether the Justice Department might later seek charges against him or others in connection with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The counterintelligence investigation into Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections began in July, officials have said. Most such investigations don’t result in criminal charges.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-obtained-fisa-warrant-to-monitor-former-trump-adviser-carter-page/2017/04/11/620192ea-1e0e-11e7-ad74-3a742a6e93a7_story.html?utm_term=.8bdb6718beaf

Has Trump mentioned the fires in California or the killed Army soldiers yet?

God, Russia has put a grade A asshole as POTUS in order
to weaken America.


Both Pence and Trump are working for the Russians with their NFL kneeling kabuki show.

Lawmaker: Russian trolls trying to sow discord in NFL kneeling debate

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/lawmaker-russian-trolls-trying-to-sow-discord-in-nfl-kneeling-debate/2017/09/27/5f46dce0-a3b0-11e7-ade1-76d061d56efa_story.html?utm_term=.88edc85a331d


Russian-linked Twitter accounts stoked NFL anthem debate

https://www.cnet.com/news/russian-linked-twitter-accounts-stoked-nfl-anthem-debate/

Trump has even posted links to phony Russian twitter accounts such as "Stand for the Anthem."

http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2017/09/29/why-twitter-bots-trolling-nfl-hashtags-take-knee-and-boycott-nfl/713455001/


Why Twitter bots are trolling NFL hashtags 'take a knee,' and 'boycott nfl'

INDIANAPOLIS – Pay close attention before getting into arguments with Twitter accounts pushing hashtags like #TakeAKnee or #boycottNFL.

The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan group aiming to "publicly document and expose Vladimir Putin’s ongoing efforts to subvert democracy," monitors 600 Twitter accounts it says are linked to Russia. And that group reported that hashtags like 'nfl,' 'takeaknee,' and 'boycottnfl' have recently been some of the most frequently used by those accounts.

Twitter executives discussed Russian interference in the 2016 election with heads from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center on Thursday. Sports chatter, in comparison, seems pretty harmless.
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