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The single major reason I do Not drive after dark in Minnesota...

A deputy in Isanti County, MN, was responding to a report about a man with a gun at a restaurant in the early hours of last Saturday morning, reports local outlet Isanti County News. He was traveling down a dark road in the squad car with the lights and sirens on at 114 mph when, suddenly, a deer leapt out from the side of the road. There was no time to stop.

(meanwhile in neighboring Wisconsin there are 20,000 deer to vehicle collisions annually)


Posted by populistdriven | Sat Jul 7, 2018, 01:08 AM (9 replies)

Family Farmers and & Rural Small Businesses (FFSB's) Have Their Game Faces on But,

FFSB's Need to Be Terrified, Here's Why Trump's Trade War is Targeted AT Them Not For Them:

• No matter how trade war ends, Trump wins & will declare victory even if FFSB's lose
• If trade war ends badly Trump will blame it on the usual
• Trump is doing nothing additional to help FFSB's
• China & World won't hesitate to help their FFSB's
• China & World will have plenty of cash after trade war ends
• FFSB's won't have much left in cash after trade war ends
• Tax cuts are primarily helping the <1% not FFSB's
• Tax cuts are driving up interest rates and hurting FFSB's that borrow to survive the war
• Trump's billionaire US friends are flush with cash from tax cuts
• Trump's billionaire overseas friends always want to hide their assets in the US
• Trump's billionaire friends can't wait to buy up US assets cheap from failing FFSB's
• Trump's billionaire friends can't wait to grab up market share from failing FFSB's
• Trump has bragged loudly about how he loves crashes, (remember?) so he can buy cheap
• Trump isn't blowing a dog whistle for the <1%, he's blowing a fog horn
• The more red meat he tosses on the picnic table in the front yard the hotter the fire is burning down the barns and shops
• FFSB's be Terrified, blaming Democrats & impeachment proceedings for your losses won't save you when it's too late

edit - forgot to add this from Joy Reid covering Rachel Maddow this evening:

Tariffs that kick in Friday will be a body blow to heartland states that helped put Trump in office, testing their faith in the president's brand of negotiation.

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — They voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump, but generations of red-state farmers are bracing for impact on Friday with the knowledge that his trade war could destroy their livelihood — and alter the agricultural map forever.

Tariffs levied by America's trading partners, such as China, kick in on Friday as retaliation for Trump's heavy taxation of their imports. Farmers in the heartland say that a drawn-out trade war could lead to more farms going bankrupt or selling out.

"The banks are not going to keep writing checks to save your farm," Matt Thiede, chief operating officer of Heeren brothers, a produce packing company in Comstock Park, Michigan, told NBC News. "For some family farms, one season could be the death of them."

"You will see a serious change in the landscape and topography of agriculture in the U.S.," he warned.

Betting the farm: Why the heartland still believes in Trump despite plunging prices

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Jul 6, 2018, 11:32 PM (9 replies)

Simon Wiesenthal Center calls for family separation to stop.

Source: Twitter


Read more: https://twitter.com/simonwiesenthal/status/1008574840603725825
Posted by populistdriven | Mon Jun 18, 2018, 02:36 PM (5 replies)

Reporter who "covered" (fabricated story) Robert Mueller on the Whitey Bulger Trial Suspended

For background on Cullen's Trial coverage see this thread https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210518853

Boston Globe Columnist Suspended After Review Finds Fabrications
June 16, 2018

In the second review, Scott Allen, The Globe’s assistant managing editor for projects and investigations; Brendan McCarthy, its deputy projects editor; and Joseph Kahn, a former staff writer, reviewed 100 randomly selected columns by Mr. Cullen for “authenticity and accuracy.”

The first review uncovered “significant problems” with radio appearances and public comments by Mr. Cullen the morning after the bombings and in the months that followed, the statement said.

In one interview the morning after the bombings, Mr. Cullen told the story of a firefighter he had spoken with by phone who rescued a 7-year-old girl hurt by the bomb before going back to search for her lower leg, which had been blown off.

The firefighter, a lieutenant in the Boston Fire Department, denied that account and said he did not speak with Mr. Cullen by telephone on the day of the bombing. He called the story of him searching for the child’s leg “crazy,” according to the report.
Posted by populistdriven | Sun Jun 17, 2018, 01:51 PM (2 replies)

Half of Israel is at war with the other half.

The meaning of the phrase was perverted and twisted by the war mongers to support their war and gain support for it from the moderates. It is completely perverted and out of context to be used to support killings. I can't think of a more appropriate visual way to bring this to any Semitic's attention. Apologies to the peace lovers for I love and am with them.
Posted by populistdriven | Fri Jun 8, 2018, 05:35 PM (0 replies)

By cancelling the Eagles event Trump Collectively Punished the team

The Eagles had NO players that knelt for the anthem but Trump's statement that the Eagles do not want to place “hand on heart, in honor of our great men and women of the military.” Instead, Trump stated that he will hold “a different type of ceremony” to “honor our great country” and “loudly and proudly play the national anthem.”

Trump explicitly dis-invited the Eagles for having Black NFL players who, in his rationale, are guilty by their association with black NFL players on other teams who had knelt to protest police brutality and the racist execution of unarmed black Americans.

Trump's deliberate statement was to punish them for being black NFL players who empathize with fellow black Americans.

Trump's dog whistle to his fellow racists is that all black NFL players will collectively be punished if any black NFL players who identify and protest in any way against the institutionalized violence perpetrated by law enforcement against unarmed black Americans.

Trump's policy is clearly that by being black NFL players who publicly identify in any way, whether they individually protest or not, with the brutalization of fellow black Americans they have disqualified themselves from participating in a national honor and tradition reserved for elite NFL athletes.

Collective punishment during war is a violation of the Geneva convention. A case could easily be made that there is a long simmering low intensity conflict aka war against blacks in America.

From Wikipedia: "Collective punishment is a form of retaliation whereby a suspected perpetrator's family members, friends, acquaintances, sect, neighbors or entire entire ethnic group is targeted. The punished group may often have no direct association with the other individuals or groups, or direct control over their actions.".

An example: In 1906, 167 black U.S. soldiers stationed in Brownsville, Texas, were dishonorably discharged on orders of President Theodore Roosevelt in response to the shooting of two white citizens in the middle of the night of August 13, 1906. One man was killed and the other, a police lieutenant, was injured and it was never discovered who the shooter(s) were, though they were presumed to have been members of the nearby Fort Brown. The soldiers of Companies Bravo, Charlie, and Delta of the 25th infantry regiment, many of whom served in the Philippines and Cuba during America's war with Spain, were punished for the crime collectively and were denied army pensions.

Roseville, black wall street, lynchings, etc the US has never been held accountable.

Posted by populistdriven | Tue Jun 5, 2018, 06:27 PM (16 replies)

Melania Trump on Video Claiming Barack Obama's Birth Certificate is Invalid

Melania Trump Asks To See Barack Obama's Birth Certificate - Supported Birther Movement

Posted by populistdriven | Sun Jun 3, 2018, 06:57 PM (17 replies)

Hannity and Dershowitz's new lies about Mueller, The tap-root of their lie machine: Kevin Cullen

The most complete summary of this is here (I don't know the author)
Boston Globe Reporter Kevin Cullen Makes Up Lies About Being At Boston Marathon Bombing, Having “Second Hand PTSD,” Uses Real Victims As Props In His Disgusting Work Of Fiction

Kevin Cullen Lied about Mueller and Whitey Bulger and Dershowitz ate it up! See excellent DU post here (Retired federal judge Nancy Gertner in "Smearing Robert Mueller" in the New York Times refutes Cullen's lies about Mueller.
Here is the July 24, 2011 source of that "misinformation" and on Mar 18, 2018 Sara Carter gleefully dredged up Cullen's waste which caught the attention of the lie machine.

Kevin Cullen built a successful career wrapping himself in religion, the flag and first responders BUT his Boston Marathon Bombing Lies may be catching up to him!

Boston Globe reviewing whether Kevin Cullen embellished Boston Marathon bombing reporting after K&C exposé:

Kirk Minihane and producer Chris Curtis have unearthed several inconsistencies in Cullen’s post-Marathon reporting. In his first column about the bombings on April 16, 2013, “A perfect Marathon day, then the unimaginable,” Cullen writes as if he was at the finish line when the explosions happened...

In a subsequent interview with BBC, however, Cullen says he was “one mile away” from the finish line when the bombs went off. In a phone conversation with Minihane this week, Cullen said he didn’t get to the scene until a couple of hours later.

Despite Cullen’s now-admitted physical distance from the bombings, he’s continued to provide intricate details about the explosions at the finish line. In the HBO documentary about the Patriots Day bombing, which was released in 2016, Cullen says he heard victim Krystle Campbell’s “death wail” when the bombs detonated.

Contact Kevin Cullen and ask him about his "truthiness"
The Below is from his Boston Globe page:

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Apr 20, 2018, 01:02 PM (6 replies)

Alan Dershowitz, schill and a contextual liar, just had a confidential dinner with Donald Trump.

Schill: A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps or gives credibility to a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization. (see Alan Dershowitz).

Contextual Liar: "If you know something is false but you qualify it sufficiently to defend the lie then you are a liar." (see Alan Dershowitz).

Does ANYBODY actually believe AD did not give Trump legal advice this week? At the very least (doubtful but he is a nerd) AD took $1 from Trump so he could say he was Trump's client but since it was all verbal (except for the dollar) there is no proof AD is Donald's client or gave him legal advice.

Alan Dershowitz is also a coward, he picked the perfect mark in Chuck Todd who tee'd up every question AD asked for: https://www.msnbc.com/mtp-daily/watch/full-dershowitz-rosenstein-recusal-from-russia-investigation-might-be-appropriate-1208461891972 Is AD planning on visiting any of the more formidable evening anchors?

AD says Rosenstein "should recuse himself" and that Trumps lawyers should make a motion if Rosenstein "PARTICIPATED IN ANY WAY IN A PROCESS THAT WAS ADVERSE TO THE INTERESTS OF OF PRESIDENT TRUMP."

AD also states with respect to Trump firing Rosenstein that Trump "might have a constitutional right to arrange (hand gestures), he might have to do it indirectly."

AD confirms to Todd that he told Slate that his "advice to the president would be: don't fire, don't pardon, don't tweet and don't testify",..."Right."

AD states to Todd: "I want to be clear, I did not give the president any legal advice. I never give legal advice to anyone unless I am their lawyer and my legal advice is subject to client confidentially. By the way client confidentially suffered a big blow the other day when the lawyer for Donald Trump's home and office were raided and they took all (hand gestures) of his material and just put it in front of a taint team".

At times it seems he can't even keep his lies straight because when interviewed the same day by Haaretz: "When I give advice to the President," he said, "I keep it confidential." https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/trump-meets-alan-dershowitz-amid-syrian-and-mueller-probe-tensions-1.5991344

So Alan, did you confidentially not give Trump give "legal" advice? I assume you can't say since it was 'confidential'.

Alan, your flurry of public interviews have revealed plenty about the 'legal' advice you have for DT, Perhaps infinitely more since you can't divide by zero, which is all that has leaked directly out of Robert Mueller's investigation, whether over a Porter an Ale or a Bud.

Say Alan, one more thing, did your legal advice to your friend Trump include that "Donald, crimes are Crimes!"?

Posted by populistdriven | Wed Apr 11, 2018, 07:25 PM (9 replies)


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