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Russia Continues Info-War Tactics In US. MY OP HERE: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029586724 .WATCH HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1vk1mZhiw. READ HERE: https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2017/03/23/russia-duped-bernie-fans-via-facebook-san-diego-dems-told/LISTEN JOHN MATTES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1112&v=P2ujhoTqRtQ

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Since there is sudden renewed interest in Louise Mensch, here are my reasons for appreciating her

These posts are from June of this year:

She knew about FISA and wrote about it days before the election.

She knew from the start that Comey was investigating Trump when everyone thought that Comey wanted Trump to win election.

She knew that FVEY spies (along with our CI) had the goods on many surrounding and including Donald: Most Trumps, Manafort, Sessions, Flynn, Ryan, Reince, Page, Bannon, Nunes, Sater, Epshteyn (f*ck list is endless).

She in the open along with others investigate all of the clowns mentioned above, finding what is open to the public and connecting it all --while our media either sits on all of that, or does not care, or is asleep.

She knew that CI was not gonna let Donald be.

She knew that M15 ex-spy Steele's dossier is more correct than people thought from the beginning.

She was there to investigate flight plans that coincided between some Russian billionaire and Donald & co.

She knew Wikileaks and Putin were pretty much synonymous- when people were just scratching their heads.

She knew there were actions being taken at the Virginia courts that were not public.

She has been openly investigating (with the help of others) all sorts of bots and their connections (In the open!)

She and her lawyers are quick to use FOIA on most anything related to this mis-administration.

She hates team treason and she is strongly parked in team resistance.

SHE DOES MOST OF THE ABOVE IN THE OPEN TOGETHER WITH ANYONE WHO HAS TIME AND EXPERTISE TO HELP. We can all see the process and make up our own minds.

She shares whatever scoop she gets from her sources. Does not just sit on it like our MSM does.

She let us know what comes from her sources, and what comes from her connecting the dots, again we can make up our mind.

AGAIN, WE CAN MAKE UP OUR OWN MINDS.

I love all the people taking TRUMP/RUSSIA seriously & trying to help uncover the mess that it is. I love also that by their actions the MSM cannot put it all under the rug. It pushes the MSM to do their jobs.

PS: This is just my list offhand.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029133315#post31




If I or anyone else wants to read Mensch and Taylor, it's really NOYDB. Sure I'm not alone on this

Last edited Sun May 14, 2017, 05:58 PM - Edit history (2)

Funny all these attacks on her today. I and others consider her to be an ally.

If you don't buy her ideas, fine. That is your opinion, but others will continue to read her.

I have her back because she is putting herself out there and her safety on the line. She is researching things that no one including MSM is bothering with.

To me she is a soldier fighting for the USA. Brit she. Our country is worth fighting for.

She has shared that she has ADHD which is a curse and a blessing. It explains her research and methods. Hyperfocused and able to see connections from lots and lots of data... which is what the Trump/Russia is made of.

I for one am thankful for her time and energy.

Dear LM carry on! Brave woman and patriot.

edit:

I love this quote from Charlotte Little:


If I or anyone else wants to read Mensch and Taylor, it's really NOYDB.

I personally hope their right even if they get the details all squirrelly. In the meantime, I follow them on twitter just as I follow Maddow and O'Donnell. I'm a big girl, all grown up and capable of deciding for myself what I think is possible and what's not. Has nothing to do with it being "helpful for some purpose." Photo by Phil Hawksworth source http://www.flickr.com/photos/philhawksworth/5037670666/


I would imagine I'm not alone on this.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029058445


BTW photo of LM and Milo is from July 2016 not Election night.

Last edited Mon Jun 5, 2017, 10:43 AM - Edit history (2)

My main point in this OP is about the photo circulating with wrong Hotel & date.

Not Trump Hotel election night!

Yes Waldorf Hotel July 2016.


edit:



@LouiseMensch

A little note. @puppymnkey and Milo Yiannopoulous lied about this photo. It was taken last July. Not post-election

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOrvjn_KTF_6dDImf6QAL-gyH-DrzzCdL4QdXkRvWirD4QfZAvT4sjqpodacgJipA?key=MHkwTVVrYmpUalZRSzZvUjY0

https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch/status/ 869382376853516288


Here:

It wasn't on election night. did somebody say that?? It was last summer. I spent election night in Utah with @Evan_McMullin @MindyFinn

thats wrong. was in UT. summer photo, I could pull the date... hold on. July 24, 2016.

Except they were taken last summer at the Waldorf, spent Election night in Utah with patriots by the names of @Evan_McMullin and supporters

https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch/status/869234594268286976

https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch/status/869245826849230850

https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch/status/869235748146434048

End.Photo by Phil Hawksworth source http://www.flickr.com/photos/philhawksworth/5036995211/



Thought it'd be nice to correct wrong info on that point.

I follow her and 10 other people I like. Will continue to do so.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029133315


Adding pnwmom's:

pnwmom (85,682 posts)

Louise Mensch makes no bones about being a conservative. I don't care.

When Hillary lost the election, Louise was screaming out: "She was robbed! And Putin was behind it!" while most Dems were still in shock or standing in a circular firing squad.

Here are some of her tweets from today. For those who are wondering why any progressives ever follow her, one reason I do is that I'm glad to know that there are some non-Democrats who feel the same way about DT as we do, and are trying to help. (And the people who follow her often provide links to useful MSM pieces, just like DUers do).

We will be political opponents again someday, but for now, as Louise Mensch repeats over and over, it's "patriotism over party." And she's right. (And she's also right about single payer.)


Louise Mensch‏Verified account @LouiseMensch

I shouldn't have to vote Democrat to avoid voting traitor; that means I rely on @FBI to clean house - as a conservative I need it.


Sir I am a Republican. I implore you be careful of avoiding the tough legal love we desperately need. They all need arresting sir/

Sir all due respect my party deserves and needs cleansing fire. Conservatives deserve non traitors to vote for. That means RICO all the way.

I'm a British conservative. The NHS is Gospel. I support single payer fully.

A brilliant idea I heard was to open Medicaid to all comers.

https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch/status/879518103637544960

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029257770


https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch/status/919733243406110720

NOTE: I am posting this because many are posting on LM, CT, JS etc.
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Mon Oct 16, 2017, 05:44 AM (7 replies)

Trump Given A Subpoena For All Documents Relating To Assault Allegations

Trump Given A Subpoena For All Documents Relating To Assault Allegations

Last edited Sun Oct 15, 2017, 12:44 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: BuzzFeed News

A high-stakes legal showdown is brewing for President Donald Trump, as a woman who said he groped her has subpoenaed all documents from his campaign pertaining to “any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately.”

The previously unreported subpoena was issued in March but entered into the court file last month. The White House did not respond to a request for comment, nor did Trump’s attorney.

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on the Trump’s reality TV show The Apprentice, accused Trump of kissing and grabbing her when she went to his bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007 to discuss a possible job at the Trump Organization. After Zervos made the accusation last October, just weeks before the election, Trump denied her accusation and called it a lie.

She responded by suing him for defamation. As part of that suit, her lawyers served a subpoena on his campaign, asking that it preserve all documents it had about her.

Read more: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicagarrison/subpoena-orders-trump-to-turn-over-documents-from-assault?utm_term=.elLZwonMM6#.bcWXdzZllB
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Sun Oct 15, 2017, 07:03 PM (9 replies)

Q: Who's funding White Nationalists? A: Mercer/Regnery/Hatreon

Who's financially funding white nationalists? We found out – and there's more money in it than you realize.

Video explains in less than 5 minutes:

https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/912884527499960320
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Sun Oct 15, 2017, 01:55 PM (2 replies)

Q: Who's funding white nationalists? A: Mercer/Regnery/Hatreon

Who's financially funding white nationalists? We found out – and there's more money in it than you realize.

Video explains in less than 5 minutes:

https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/912884527499960320
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Sun Oct 15, 2017, 01:34 PM (2 replies)

Three Russian propaganda techniques being used by the Trump administration & how to fight them

Three Russian propaganda techniques being used by the Trump administration & how to fight them

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/20/1690714/-Three-Russian-propaganda-techniques-being-used-by-the-Trump-administration-and-how-to-fight-them

SNIP/

Tactic 1: Toxic cynicism

The idea behind toxic cynicism is discouragement.

If you believe that nothing you do is going to make a difference, you’re more likely to check out and not even vote.

We saw this in large doses in the last election: Everything is awful so f*ck it, why not vote for Trump? If everyone is lying, what difference does it make?

We’ve heard this for years from right-wing pundits in these forms:

You can’t trust the government
You can’t trust the media
You can’t trust science
You can’t trust academia
In the past, these narratives have been used to discredit traditional institutions while building up the organizations that corporate America wants us to trust: Big business.

We all know the marketing—We need to free some “markets.” We need tax cuts to unleash the power of our corporations. What’s good for business is what’s good for America. Markets regulate themselves. More consumer choice will fix all of our issues with government.

All of these narratives were designed by corporate special interest groups like the Chamber of Commerce to encourage one thing: Selling off government (organizations designed by and for people) to private industry (organizations with profit as the main goal).

We’ve heard so much of this over the years from our own propagandists that we were really susceptible to even greater levels of cynicism in this past election. Over and over again we were told that Hillary Clinton was just as bad.

Vanity Fair wrote about the goal of toxic cynicism in Russian propaganda:

At the heart of this mind-set is the idea that there is no such thing as objective truth or even facts, because everything is spun or disguised to reflect advantageously on one group or another. “The whole idea of values has been thoroughly debased [in Russia], to the extent that if you talk about Western values you’ll just get a laugh,” says Ben Nimmo, a research fellow at the Atlantic Council. This environment of toxic cynicism allows Putin’s word to be as good as anyone else’s, because according to Moscow’s worldview everyone, including and especially westerners, is a self-righteous hypocrite and a liar.
I hear this from conservatives all the time. They think that everything that comes from the left is some sort of spin. Therefore, any spin of their own is justified.

Tactics for fighting cynicism

Pointing out propaganda techniques is not the most effective way of fighting them. With this in mind, I like to talk about a few ways of countering them if you encounter them personally.

1. If you know folks who just like to dump on everything on social media, get rid of them. I call these commenters “seagull commenters” because they just like to take a shit on everything. This doesn’t mean conservatives. It means trolls.

2. Form groups of allies where the moderators can get rid of these people.

3. If you see people who are liberal getting down, pick them up. Tell them what they’re doing does matter. Talk about how it does make a difference. It takes psychological energy to fight movements and we need to pick people up, not tear them apart.

4. Work to establish trust with people.

5. Hold conversations at a values level rather than a policy level. If you can recognize when people you know have the same values as you do, it’s easier to see them as on your side even if you disagree about a candidate or a policy.



Tactic 2: Whataboutism

Tactic 3: Own all the narratives: right, left, center, the entire spectrum


Read on tactics 2 & 3: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/20/1690714/-Three-Russian-propaganda-techniques-being-used-by-the-Trump-administration-and-how-to-fight-them
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Posted by Madam45for2923 | Sun Oct 15, 2017, 01:31 PM (9 replies)

Duty to Warn: The Movie

These experts really explain it all !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=PaFJT-LU8lU
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Sun Oct 15, 2017, 01:23 PM (4 replies)

Duty to Warn: The Movie

These experts really explain it all !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=PaFJT-LU8lU
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Sun Oct 15, 2017, 01:22 PM (4 replies)

Allah Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

Source: NY Times

ENKOPING, Sweden — The discovery of Arabic characters that spell “Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes in boat graves in Sweden has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia.

The grave where the costumes were found belonged to a woman dressed in silk burial clothes and was excavated from a field in Gamla Uppsala, north of Stockholm, in the 1970s, but its contents were not cataloged until a few years ago, Annika Larsson, a textile archaeologist at Uppsala University, said on Friday.

Among the contents unearthed: a necklace with a figurine; two coins from Baghdad; and the bones of a rooster and a large dog.

Dr. Larsson discovered the Arabic characters in February, as she was preparing some of the items for an exhibition on Viking couture in Enkoping, Sweden. She had been trying to recreate textile patterns for the exhibits — by comparing motifs on the burial dress with a silk band found around the head of a skeleton in a Viking grave at Birka, Sweden — when she discovered Kufic characters of Arabic.


At first, she said, she could not make sense of the tiny geometric designs in both fabrics.

“Then I remembered seeing them in similar Moorish designs in silk ribbons from Spain,” she said. “I understood it had to be a kind of Arabic character, not Nordic.”

Upon closer examination of the band from all angles, she said, she realized she was looking at Kufic script. The words Allah and Ali appeared in the silk found in Boat Grave 36 and in many other graves — and, most intriguing, the word Allah could be seen when reflected in a mirror. The same patterns have been found in mosaic grave monuments in Central Asia.

Dr. Larsson has long noted the prevalence of silk from Asia in Scandinavian Viking graves. But the analysis of these materials, the weaving techniques and design indicated a combination of Persian and Central Asian origins.


An image taken from the analysis of the Kufic characters on bands found in graves in Sweden. Credit Annika Larsson



A reconstructed Viking boat grave from the Gamla Uppsala archaeological site in Sweden is part of a Viking couture exhibition at the Enkopings Museum. Credit Therese Larsson

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/world/europe/vikings-allah-sweden.html


NOTE: Title of OP is title of article.
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Sun Oct 15, 2017, 08:29 AM (13 replies)

Allah Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

Source: NY Times

ENKOPING, Sweden — The discovery of Arabic characters that spell “Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes in boat graves in Sweden has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia.

The grave where the costumes were found belonged to a woman dressed in silk burial clothes and was excavated from a field in Gamla Uppsala, north of Stockholm, in the 1970s, but its contents were not cataloged until a few years ago, Annika Larsson, a textile archaeologist at Uppsala University, said on Friday.

Among the contents unearthed: a necklace with a figurine; two coins from Baghdad; and the bones of a rooster and a large dog.

Dr. Larsson discovered the Arabic characters in February, as she was preparing some of the items for an exhibition on Viking couture in Enkoping, Sweden. She had been trying to recreate textile patterns for the exhibits — by comparing motifs on the burial dress with a silk band found around the head of a skeleton in a Viking grave at Birka, Sweden — when she discovered Kufic characters of Arabic.


At first, she said, she could not make sense of the tiny geometric designs in both fabrics.

“Then I remembered seeing them in similar Moorish designs in silk ribbons from Spain,” she said. “I understood it had to be a kind of Arabic character, not Nordic.”

Upon closer examination of the band from all angles, she said, she realized she was looking at Kufic script. The words Allah and Ali appeared in the silk found in Boat Grave 36 and in many other graves — and, most intriguing, the word Allah could be seen when reflected in a mirror. The same patterns have been found in mosaic grave monuments in Central Asia.

Dr. Larsson has long noted the prevalence of silk from Asia in Scandinavian Viking graves. But the analysis of these materials, the weaving techniques and design indicated a combination of Persian and Central Asian origins.

more in link...

An image taken from the analysis of the Kufic characters on bands found in graves in Sweden. Credit Annika Larsson



Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/world/europe/vikings-allah-sweden.html
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Sun Oct 15, 2017, 07:58 AM (16 replies)

When women run 4 office, they win at the same rate as men but women are far less likely to run. Why?

When women run for office, they win at the same rate as men – but women are far less likely to run for office at all. What do you think is the biggest barrier to women running for office?
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Sun Oct 15, 2017, 07:44 AM (4 replies)
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