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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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Summary of Trump's Russian ties, + advisors who've lobbied to support/are aligned w/ Putin's geopoli

Summary of Trump's ties to Russia, plus advisors who've lobbied to support/are aligned with Putin's geopolitical objectives
by Adam Khan

https://twitter.com/Khanoisseur/status/818736084817354753






https://twitter.com/Khanoisseur/status/818736084817354753

Lots more information and research here: https://twitter.com/Khanoisseur

Posted by Madam45for2923 | Wed Jan 11, 2017, 07:10 PM (4 replies)

How to destroy the business model of Breitbart and fake news site

Even when ad placements are automated, companies still have the power to control whether neo-Nazis or fake news hucksters profit. In fact, it’s actually rather simple for companies to impose ethical policies, according to Mr. Zeitz. Indeed, his own company (which handles programmatic advertising for other organizations) recently decided to get out ahead of the issue by removing Breitbart News from its advertising marketplace. “We’re not banning them because they’re alt-right or conservative. We banned them from our marketplace because they violate our hate speech policy, which prohibits ad serving on sites that incite violence and discrimination against minority groups.” (Breitbart has said that it condemns racism and bigotry “in any form.”)

He pointed out that brand-name companies had already figured out how to keep their ads from flowing onto porn sites, because “you really don’t want your ad for a breakfast cereal next to a hard-core pornographic video,” and so “there are tools in place that allow companies to control where their ads go.” A company can block a specific site like Breitbart News from its ad buy. Or it might pick a “white list” of sites that align with its values.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/opinion/sunday/how-to-destroy-the-business-model-of-breitbart-and-fake-news.html?_r=0
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Tue Jan 10, 2017, 06:50 PM (0 replies)

How to destroy the business model of Breitbart and fake news site

Even when ad placements are automated, companies still have the power to control whether neo-Nazis or fake news hucksters profit. In fact, it’s actually rather simple for companies to impose ethical policies, according to Mr. Zeitz. Indeed, his own company (which handles programmatic advertising for other organizations) recently decided to get out ahead of the issue by removing Breitbart News from its advertising marketplace. “We’re not banning them because they’re alt-right or conservative. We banned them from our marketplace because they violate our hate speech policy, which prohibits ad serving on sites that incite violence and discrimination against minority groups.” (Breitbart has said that it condemns racism and bigotry “in any form.”)

He pointed out that brand-name companies had already figured out how to keep their ads from flowing onto porn sites, because “you really don’t want your ad for a breakfast cereal next to a hard-core pornographic video,” and so “there are tools in place that allow companies to control where their ads go.” A company can block a specific site like Breitbart News from its ad buy. Or it might pick a “white list” of sites that align with its values.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/opinion/sunday/how-to-destroy-the-business-model-of-breitbart-and-fake-news.html?_r=0
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Tue Jan 10, 2017, 06:49 PM (0 replies)

How to destroy the business model of Breitbart and fake news site

Even when ad placements are automated, companies still have the power to control whether neo-Nazis or fake news hucksters profit. In fact, it’s actually rather simple for companies to impose ethical policies, according to Mr. Zeitz. Indeed, his own company (which handles programmatic advertising for other organizations) recently decided to get out ahead of the issue by removing Breitbart News from its advertising marketplace. “We’re not banning them because they’re alt-right or conservative. We banned them from our marketplace because they violate our hate speech policy, which prohibits ad serving on sites that incite violence and discrimination against minority groups.” (Breitbart has said that it condemns racism and bigotry “in any form.”)

He pointed out that brand-name companies had already figured out how to keep their ads from flowing onto porn sites, because “you really don’t want your ad for a breakfast cereal next to a hard-core pornographic video,” and so “there are tools in place that allow companies to control where their ads go.” A company can block a specific site like Breitbart News from its ad buy. Or it might pick a “white list” of sites that align with its values.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/opinion/sunday/how-to-destroy-the-business-model-of-breitbart-and-fake-news.html?_r=0
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Tue Jan 10, 2017, 06:49 PM (0 replies)

Russian agitation of anti-government groups.

Russian agitation of anti-government groups.


I'm sure many will be opining about the Russian propaganda/hacking report in the coming days. This is my take. https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf

I've been jumping up and down and waving my hands for years trying to bring attention to Russian agitation of anti-government groups.

I'm therefore really excited by the details outlined in Annex A of this report.




Prior to the 2016 election, Russia, using state-sponsored media, attempted to throw a series of wrenches into the US democratic system.

On the left, Russia boosted the Occupy Wall Street movement.



On the right, Russia pushed hard to promote "libertarian" thought leaders, some of whom transitioned to Alt-right in mid-2016.



Anyone watching militia, sovereign & related "patriot" FB pages in 2014 would have been hammered w/ anti-Obama/pro-Putin memes and fake news

Prior to 2016, their propaganda focused on third party candidates and worked to cast doubt on mainstream American media outlets.

Then came the 2016 election, which is well documented in the report. Russia published hacked emails to cast doubt on our democratic system.

It's probably unknowable whether it caused anyone to vote Trump who wasn't already planning to do so.

It's also unknowable how many lukewarm Hillary supporters stayed home on election day just because those emails were a final straw.

The report talks about the plan the Russians had to cast doubt on election results if Hillary won:





The report is silent on the plan if Trump won.

Could Russian influence be pushing #notmypresident #calexit #theresistance? I don't know, but articles like this...

From His Home in Russia, #Calexit Leader Plots California Secession
http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/12/13/from-his-home-in-russia-calexit-leader-plots-california-secession/

Did the Russians tap Trump because he's friendly to their cause and/or easily manipulated?

Or was it because he's such an incompetent buffoon that turning Americans against their own President will be easy?

I don't think the Russians are going to take a breather now. A couple of Russia backed FB groups just went active for the 1st time in mos.



JJ MacNab ‏@jjmacnab Jan 6
https://twitter.com/jjmacnab/status/817509507244822528
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:47 PM (1 replies)

Russian agitation of anti-government groups on the left and the right.

Russian agitation of anti-government groups.


I'm sure many will be opining about the Russian propaganda/hacking report in the coming days. This is my take. https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf

I've been jumping up and down and waving my hands for years trying to bring attention to Russian agitation of anti-government groups.

I'm therefore really excited by the details outlined in Annex A of this report.




Prior to the 2016 election, Russia, using state-sponsored media, attempted to throw a series of wrenches into the US democratic system.

On the left, Russia boosted the Occupy Wall Street movement.



On the right, Russia pushed hard to promote "libertarian" thought leaders, some of whom transitioned to Alt-right in mid-2016.



Anyone watching militia, sovereign & related "patriot" FB pages in 2014 would have been hammered w/ anti-Obama/pro-Putin memes and fake news

Prior to 2016, their propaganda focused on third party candidates and worked to cast doubt on mainstream American media outlets.

Then came the 2016 election, which is well documented in the report. Russia published hacked emails to cast doubt on our democratic system.

It's probably unknowable whether it caused anyone to vote Trump who wasn't already planning to do so.

It's also unknowable how many lukewarm Hillary supporters stayed home on election day just because those emails were a final straw.

The report talks about the plan the Russians had to cast doubt on election results if Hillary won:





The report is silent on the plan if Trump won.

Could Russian influence be pushing #notmypresident #calexit #theresistance? I don't know, but articles like this...

From His Home in Russia, #Calexit Leader Plots California Secession
http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/12/13/from-his-home-in-russia-calexit-leader-plots-california-secession/

Did the Russians tap Trump because he's friendly to their cause and/or easily manipulated?

Or was it because he's such an incompetent buffoon that turning Americans against their own President will be easy?

I don't think the Russians are going to take a breather now. A couple of Russia backed FB groups just went active for the 1st time in mos.



JJ MacNab ‏@jjmacnab Jan 6
https://twitter.com/jjmacnab/status/817509507244822528
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:47 PM (2 replies)

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting Trump Agenda

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen

Who is this document by and for?

We: Are former progressive congressional staffers who saw the Tea Party beat back President Obama’s agenda.

We: See the enthusiasm to fight the Trump agenda and want to share insider info on how best to influence Congress to do that.

You: Want to do your part to beat back the Trump agenda and understand that will require more than calls & petitions.

You: Should use this guide, share it, amend it, make it your own, and get to work.


Donald Trump is the biggest popular vote loser in history to ever to call himself President-Elect. In spite of the fact that he has no mandate, he will attempt to use his congressional majority to reshape America in his own racist, authoritarian, and corrupt image. If progressives are going to stop this, we must stand indivisibly opposed to Trump and the members of Congress who would do his bidding. Together, we have the power to resist - and we have the power to win.

We know this because we’ve seen it before. The authors of this guide are former congressional staffers who witnessed the rise of the Tea Party. We saw these activists take on a popular president with a mandate for change and a supermajority in Congress. We saw them organize locally and convince their own members of Congress to reject President Obama’s agenda. Their ideas were wrong, cruel, and tinged with racism - and they won.

We believe that protecting our values and neighbors will require mounting a similar resistance to the Trump agenda -- but a resistance built on the values of inclusion, tolerance, and fairness. Trump is not popular. He does not have a mandate. He does not have large congressional margins. If a small minority in the Tea Party can stop President Barack Obama, then we the majority can stop a petty tyrant named Trump.




http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/01/05/1617421/-The-resistance-of-Indivisible-is-taking-off-In-fact-it-may-well-already-be-working?detail=email&link_id=3&can_id=d164466599ccdb17654276e496867600&source=email-not-a-democracyspeaker-ryan-dispatched-a-security-team-to-block-delivery-of-a-massive-pp-petition&email_referrer=not-a-democracyspeaker-ryan-dispatched-a-security-team-to-block-delivery-of-a-massive-pp-petition&email_subject=not-a-democracy-speaker-ryan-dispatched-a-security-team-to-block-delivery-of-a-massive-pp-petition


https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DzOz3Y6D8g_MNXHNMJYAz1b41_cn535aU5UsN7Lj8X8/preview#

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DzOz3Y6D8g_MNXHNMJYAz1b41_cn535aU5UsN7Lj8X8/preview#heading=h.he8mndfdfxw9

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/download-the-guide
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Mon Jan 9, 2017, 10:29 AM (1 replies)

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting Trump Agenda

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen

Who is this document by and for?

We: Are former progressive congressional staffers who saw the Tea Party beat back President Obama’s agenda.

We: See the enthusiasm to fight the Trump agenda and want to share insider info on how best to influence Congress to do that.

You: Want to do your part to beat back the Trump agenda and understand that will require more than calls & petitions.

You: Should use this guide, share it, amend it, make it your own, and get to work.


Donald Trump is the biggest popular vote loser in history to ever to call himself President-Elect. In spite of the fact that he has no mandate, he will attempt to use his congressional majority to reshape America in his own racist, authoritarian, and corrupt image. If progressives are going to stop this, we must stand indivisibly opposed to Trump and the members of Congress who would do his bidding. Together, we have the power to resist - and we have the power to win.

We know this because we’ve seen it before. The authors of this guide are former congressional staffers who witnessed the rise of the Tea Party. We saw these activists take on a popular president with a mandate for change and a supermajority in Congress. We saw them organize locally and convince their own members of Congress to reject President Obama’s agenda. Their ideas were wrong, cruel, and tinged with racism - and they won.

We believe that protecting our values and neighbors will require mounting a similar resistance to the Trump agenda -- but a resistance built on the values of inclusion, tolerance, and fairness. Trump is not popular. He does not have a mandate. He does not have large congressional margins. If a small minority in the Tea Party can stop President Barack Obama, then we the majority can stop a petty tyrant named Trump.




http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/01/05/1617421/-The-resistance-of-Indivisible-is-taking-off-In-fact-it-may-well-already-be-working?detail=email&link_id=3&can_id=d164466599ccdb17654276e496867600&source=email-not-a-democracyspeaker-ryan-dispatched-a-security-team-to-block-delivery-of-a-massive-pp-petition&email_referrer=not-a-democracyspeaker-ryan-dispatched-a-security-team-to-block-delivery-of-a-massive-pp-petition&email_subject=not-a-democracy-speaker-ryan-dispatched-a-security-team-to-block-delivery-of-a-massive-pp-petition


https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DzOz3Y6D8g_MNXHNMJYAz1b41_cn535aU5UsN7Lj8X8/preview#

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DzOz3Y6D8g_MNXHNMJYAz1b41_cn535aU5UsN7Lj8X8/preview#heading=h.he8mndfdfxw9

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/download-the-guide
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Mon Jan 9, 2017, 10:28 AM (2 replies)

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting Trump Agenda

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen

Who is this document by and for?

We: Are former progressive congressional staffers who saw the Tea Party beat back President Obama’s agenda.

We: See the enthusiasm to fight the Trump agenda and want to share insider info on how best to influence Congress to do that.

You: Want to do your part to beat back the Trump agenda and understand that will require more than calls & petitions.

You: Should use this guide, share it, amend it, make it your own, and get to work.


Donald Trump is the biggest popular vote loser in history to ever to call himself President-Elect. In spite of the fact that he has no mandate, he will attempt to use his congressional majority to reshape America in his own racist, authoritarian, and corrupt image. If progressives are going to stop this, we must stand indivisibly opposed to Trump and the members of Congress who would do his bidding. Together, we have the power to resist - and we have the power to win.

We know this because we’ve seen it before. The authors of this guide are former congressional staffers who witnessed the rise of the Tea Party. We saw these activists take on a popular president with a mandate for change and a supermajority in Congress. We saw them organize locally and convince their own members of Congress to reject President Obama’s agenda. Their ideas were wrong, cruel, and tinged with racism - and they won.

We believe that protecting our values and neighbors will require mounting a similar resistance to the Trump agenda -- but a resistance built on the values of inclusion, tolerance, and fairness. Trump is not popular. He does not have a mandate. He does not have large congressional margins. If a small minority in the Tea Party can stop President Barack Obama, then we the majority can stop a petty tyrant named Trump.




http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/01/05/1617421/-The-resistance-of-Indivisible-is-taking-off-In-fact-it-may-well-already-be-working?detail=email&link_id=3&can_id=d164466599ccdb17654276e496867600&source=email-not-a-democracyspeaker-ryan-dispatched-a-security-team-to-block-delivery-of-a-massive-pp-petition&email_referrer=not-a-democracyspeaker-ryan-dispatched-a-security-team-to-block-delivery-of-a-massive-pp-petition&email_subject=not-a-democracy-speaker-ryan-dispatched-a-security-team-to-block-delivery-of-a-massive-pp-petition


https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DzOz3Y6D8g_MNXHNMJYAz1b41_cn535aU5UsN7Lj8X8/preview#

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DzOz3Y6D8g_MNXHNMJYAz1b41_cn535aU5UsN7Lj8X8/preview#heading=h.he8mndfdfxw9

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/download-the-guide
Posted by Madam45for2923 | Sun Jan 8, 2017, 10:53 AM (8 replies)

From His Home in Russia, #Calexit Leader Plots California Secession

On paper, the leader of the California secession movement lives in an apartment complex near San Diego’s Golden Hill neighborhood. But in reality, the Calexit campaign is being run by a 30-year-old who lives and works in a city on the edge of Siberia.

Louis Marinelli heads the secessionist group Yes California. Following the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, the organization has gone from an unknown fringe group to one discussed seriously in mainstream media.

What has not been discussed as prominently is Marinelli’s deep ties to Russia.

A former right-wing activist from Buffalo, New York, Marinelli first moved to Russia almost a decade ago. He studied at St. Petersburg State University, the alma mater of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He returned to the United States to campaign against LGBTQ rights as part of the National Organization for Marriage.

Marinelli then returned to Russia. He would marry a Russian citizen, and the couple moved to San Diego, where Marinelli launched a political career based on a platform of California secession.

“I immigrated to California, and I consider myself to be a Californian,” Marinelli says from his apartment in Yekaterinburg, a city of about 1.4 million just east of the Ural Mountains and about 1,000 miles from Moscow.

In an interview with The California Report, Marinelli confirms he’s living and working in Russia as a teacher.

More in link plus audio: http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/12/13/from-his-home-in-russia-calexit-leader-plots-california-secession/



Cal exit opens "embassy" in Russia


http://www.notey.com/blogs/calexit

There is Louis Marinelli in burgundy suit!






SEP 2016. Moscow welcomes the (would-be) sovereign nations of California and Texas:

The speaker was calling for California’s independence from the United States.

Alexei Gavrilko nodded approvingly. A burly, bearded, camouflage-wearing separatist from eastern Ukraine, he said he had come to the posh Moscow hotel just outside the Kremlin to “communicate with colleagues” representing separatist and secessionist groups from the United States, Europe, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union.

During a conference dubbed the Dialogue of Nations, Gavrilko listened carefully to Louis Marinelli, head of the Yes California group that is determined to hold the Golden State’s “independence referendum” in 2019.

“For the first time in history, we, the people of California, who were conquered and annexed by the American military about 170 years ago, will have a chance to express our voice to either remain a state in the American union, or instead, to pursue a path toward a nationhood,” Marinelli said solemnly.

Gavrilko, who is from the unrecognized but de facto independent Donetsk region, and the entire separatist crowd cheered and applauded. They did it again, louder, when Nate Smith, a self-proclaimed “foreign minister” of the Texas Nationalist Movement, promised that one day, the independent Lone Star state “can formally exchange ambassadors with your free and independent countries.”

The arrival of Californian, Texan, Puerto Rican, Northern Irish, Catalan, Italian and Lebanese secessionists to mingle with activists from several unrecognized separatist territories in former Soviet republics is becoming a tradition as Moscow turns to belligerent, anti-Western nationalism coupled with a readiness to take up arms against its former Soviet vassals.

Moscow uses these gatherings to promote its political agenda, gain more political leverage in the West and push for the lifting of Western sanctions imposed on Moscow after its 2014 annexation of Crimea and support of the separatists in eastern Ukraine, a former lawmaker with the ruling United Russia party said.

“The more the West is disunited, the more beneficial it is to Russia,” Sergei Markov said, adding that the secession of California and Texas — a prospect that would appear to be something of a long shot — would “undoubtedly benefit” the Kremlin.

http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-russia-separatists-snap-story.html





The more the West is disunited, the more beneficial it is to Russia,

“The more the West is disunited, the more beneficial it is to Russia,” Sergei Markov said, adding that the secession of California and Texas — a prospect that would appear to be something of a long shot — would “undoubtedly benefit” the Kremlin.

http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-russia-separatists-snap-story.html





Posted by Madam45for2923 | Wed Jan 4, 2017, 02:15 PM (19 replies)
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