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Proud Boys according to Wikepedia........

The Proud Boys is a far-right[4][5][6][7][8] neo-fascist[9][10][11][12] male-only organization that promotes and engages in political violence.[2][13][14][15] It is based in the United States and has a presence in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.[16][17] The group was started as a joke in the far-right Taki's Magazine[18] in 2016 by Vice Media co-founder and former commentator Gavin McInnes, taking its name from the song "Proud of Your Boy" from the Disney musical Aladdin.[19][20] The Proud Boys emerged as part of the alt-right, but McInnes began distancing himself from the alt-right in early 2017, saying the alt-right's focus is race while his focus is what he defines as "Western values." This re-branding effort intensified after the Unite the Right rally.[21][22]

The group believes men—especially white men—and Western culture are under siege; their views have elements of the white genocide conspiracy theory.[23][24][25] Officially, the group rejects white supremacy, although members have participated in multiple racist events and events centered around anti-left violence, with a former member organizing the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.[26] The organization glorifies violence[27][28][29][30] and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has called it an "alt-right fight club."[26][31][32]

In late November 2018, it was reported the FBI had classified the Proud Boys as an extremist group with ties to white nationalism.[14][33] Two weeks later, an FBI official briefing Clark County, Washington law enforcement officials on the group, denied that it was their intent to classify the entire group in this manner and ascribed the mistake to a misunderstanding. During the briefing, FBI agents suggested using websites for more information, including the SPLC resource.[33][34] The official said that their intent was to characterize the possible threat from certain members of the group.[35]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proud_Boys

The organization has been described as a hate group by NPR's The Takeaway[36] and the SPLC.[37] In February 2019, despite having said that he broke his ties with the group in November 2018,[38][39] McInnes filed a federal defamation suit against the SPLC over their "hate group" designation, saying that it was untrue and had damaged his career.[40]
Posted by leftofthestorm | Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:05 PM (0 replies)

Foul-Mouthed Parrots to Return to Park, Possibly Reformed (Now for a laugh)

Five birds who moved to an English park had unprintable vocabularies, which they deployed on amused guests. Keepers said the parrots also learned to laugh at one another

.LONDON — When Steve Nichols, the chief executive of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, heard employees loudly swearing in the next room, he went over to tell them off.

But there were no employees in the next room. Just the birds.

He then realized that five parrots who moved to the park in the same week shared an unfortunate trait: They all had filthy, filthy mouths.

With more colorful language than plumage, the African grey parrots — Billy, Elsie, Eric, Jade and Tyson — used different curse words in different British accents, but they were all unprintably coarse. At one point, a group of women walking past the aviary thought the lewd comments shouted at them were from a hidden staff member, Mr. Nichols said.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/30/world/europe/swearing-parrots-lincolnshire.html





Posted by leftofthestorm | Wed Sep 30, 2020, 03:33 PM (2 replies)

Now we know why Mr Trump did not practice before the debate.......

He thought he would just disrupt it so that there wasn't a debate on the issues.
Posted by leftofthestorm | Wed Sep 30, 2020, 11:04 AM (12 replies)

Mr Trump is going to get his ass handed to him tonight....

Vegas says so.
Posted by leftofthestorm | Tue Sep 29, 2020, 05:24 PM (10 replies)

How ready do you think Joe is?

I hope he is very ready. It is going to be gnarly. I am so nervous. Talk me down.
Posted by leftofthestorm | Mon Sep 28, 2020, 11:14 PM (14 replies)

$70,000 on hairstyling - Donald Trump's taxes in numbers

Here are some surprising things we’ve learned about the US president’s finances

Martin Belam

The shocking claim that Donald Trump paid only $750 in federal taxes has dominated headlines after a New York Times report into his financial affairs, but it is far from the only surprising sum exposed by the documents. Here are some of the key figures:

$750

Federal tax Trump paid in 2016, when he won the presidency.

$750

Federal tax Trump paid the following year.

Zero

Federal tax paid by Trump in 10 of the previous 15 years, including 2014 and 2015.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/28/hairstyling-donald-trump-taxes-numbers-us-president-finances
Posted by leftofthestorm | Mon Sep 28, 2020, 11:41 AM (2 replies)

Now I just hope another scoop drops tomorrow!!

I am wondering how many ativan he is going to have to take to get through the debate.
Posted by leftofthestorm | Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:17 AM (2 replies)

New Body-Cam Footage Raises Questions About Breonna Taylor Death Investigation

Hours of body camera footage from Louisville Metro Police Department officers and SWAT team members paint a telling picture of the immediate aftermath of the police raid in which Breonna Taylor was killed.

The footage, which was obtained by VICE News and documents what was seen by officers who responded to the scene after the shooting, has not previously been made public. It shows officers appearing to break multiple department policies and corroborates parts of Taylor’s boyfriend’s testimony. It also raises questions about the integrity not only of the crime scene but of the ensuing investigation into what happened that night.

The footage was captured by 45 different body cameras and included as part of the investigative file compiled by the LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit and shared with the Kentucky attorney general’s office (No footage from the raid itself has been released, and for months, LMPD has insisted that none exists, saying that officers in this unit often operate in plainclothes and were not required to wear body cameras. VICE News has previously reported that crime scene photos contradict initial statements by the LMPD claiming that the officers involved, who work narcotics, do not wear body cameras. Photographs of officers taken from that night clearly show Tony James, one of the at least seven officers present for the raid, wearing a body camera over his right shoulder.)

Footage shows not one of the seven officers who were present for the raid being immediately separated and paired with an escort, which is a violation of LMPD’s own policy. The department’s standards and procedures state that all officers involved in a critical incident must be paired with an escort officer at the scene and “isolated from all non-essential individuals for the remainder of the initial investigation.”

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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7gwyy/new-body-cam-footage-raises-questions-about-breonna-taylor-death-investigation
Posted by leftofthestorm | Sat Sep 26, 2020, 08:56 PM (8 replies)

Steve Bannon Urges Republicans To Sign Up As Election Officials And Contest Every Mail-In Ballot

TOPLINE Former White House chief strategist and accused fraudster Steve Bannon told attendees during a Wednesday night livestream held by the Metropolitan Republican Club that they should sign up as election officials to contest every mail-in ballot in November, as he alleged a think tank called the Transition Integrity Project will “steal” the election from President Trump.

Bannon, who faces federal charges of conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering in connection with a campaign to raise private money to build Trump’s long-promised border wall, said that 60 million to 80 million voters will cast mail-in ballots in the presidential election, which means “we need to sit there and contest every ballot,” presumably referring to Republicans.

According to Bannon, the bipartisan Transition Integrity Project—which games out scenarios in which the election is contested—laid out the “lawfare” they will pursue to ensure Democratic nominee Joe Biden defeats Trump.

Both Bannon and Raheem Kassam, a former Breitbart News editor from London, England, who introduced Bannon on the livestream, claimed that coverage of the Transition Integrity Project by The Atlantic and the New York Times legitimized the think tank, whose efforts culminated in an August report stating Trump is “likely to contest [the election] through by both legal and extra-legal means.”

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/09/23/steve-bannon-urges-republicans-to-sign-up-as-election-officials-and-contest-every-mail-in-ballot/#b3cb0466a277
Posted by leftofthestorm | Thu Sep 24, 2020, 01:39 AM (2 replies)

Don't you think election 2020 is going to be decided by the USSC?

Ala 20 years ago in 2000. Trump has already indicated he will use the courts to stop the counts just like Florida when Gore won Florida but the court stopped the counting because of time constraints and the fact that the inauguration had to be January 20, 2001.
Posted by leftofthestorm | Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:02 PM (40 replies)
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