HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Blue_Tires » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 123 Next »


Profile Information

Gender: Male
Hometown: VA
Home country: USA
Current location: VA
Member since: 2003 before July 6th
Number of posts: 45,568

About Me

I'm still living

Journal Archives

MEANWHILE, in Iowa...

Train car derails in Charles City, hits bar called DeRailed

CHARLES CITY, Ia. — Police say a freight train car that derailed in northern Iowa rolled into and damaged a trackside tavern called DeRailed.

Police Chief Hugh Anderson says the accident occurred around 4 a.m. Tuesday as crews moved rail cars and changed connections in Charles City. He says it appears that the track separated and the grain car tipped about 45 degrees into the back of the bar.

Anderson says a patrol officer called him to say a train car had derailed into Derailed, adding that "it's not every day you get to say that."

No one was injured. The bar owner estimates damage at $10,000.

Charles City is about 140 miles northeast of Des Moines.


Arizona DUers:

Just spent a week in Phoenix and I had a unique chance to meet and chat with Ann Kirkpatrick, who is going up against McCain...

I was very impressed, and hope the party backs her with everything they have... AZ might just be in play this fall...

Cybersecurity "expert" claims Russia had nothing to do with DNC attack

"Snowden Scoffs at Accusations of Russian Hand in US Democrats' Scandal"


Stop acting so surprised, people... I've only been telling you all this for damn near three years now...

Snowdenistas, get in here and defend your boy... There's a definite pattern here, since he was also screaming up and down Twitter that there was no way North Korea hacked Sony last year (and he was 100% wrong on that, too)

(For the record, Snowden, Greenwald and Assange are the only non-Russians who continue to dispute what the rest of the world seems to already know)

Wikileaks Put Women in Turkey in Danger, for No Reason

Just days after a bloody coup attempt shook Turkey, Wikileaks dumped some 300,000 emails they chose to call “Erdogan emails.” In response, Turkey’s internet governance body swiftly blocked access to Wikileaks.

For many, blocking Wikileaks was confirmation that the emails were damaging to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the government, revealing corruption or other wrongdoing. There was a stream of articles about “censorship.” Even U.S. National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden tweeted the news of the Wikileaks block with the comment: “How to authenticate a leak.”

But Snowden couldn’t have been more wrong about an act that was irresponsible, of no public interest and of potential danger to millions of ordinary, innocent people, especially millions of women in Turkey. And yet Western media reports, ranging from Reuters to Wired, some from journalists I know and respect, made the same assumptions Snowden did. They merely reported the block as an act of censorship and reported Wikileaks’ allegations of what the emails may contain, without apparently any cursory check.

Journalists and anti-censorship activists who I am in touch with in Turkey have been combing through the leaked documents, and I am not aware of anything “newsworthy” being uncovered. According to the collective searching capacity of long-term activists and journalists in Turkey, none of the “Erdogan emails” appear to be emails actually from Erdogan or his inner circle. Nobody seems to be able to find a smoking gun exposing people in positions of power and responsibility. This doesn’t rule out something eventually emerging, but there have been several days of extensive searching.

However, this dump does include massive databases containing sensitive and private information of millions of ordinary people, including a special database of almost all adult women in Turkey.

Va. high court invalidates McAuliffe’s order restoring felon voting rights

Source: WaPo

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 felons violates Virginia’s constitution, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday, dealing a major blow to the Democratic governor with implications for the November presidential race in the crucial swing state.

In a 4-to-3 decision, the court ruled that McAuliffe overstepped his clemency powers by issuing a sweeping order in April restoring rights to all ex-offenders who are no longer incarcerated or on probation or parole. The court agreed with state Republicans who challenged McAuliffe’s order, arguing that the governor can only restore voting rights on a case-by-case basis and not en masse.

“Never before have any of the prior 71 Virginia Governors issued a clemency order of any kind — including pardons, reprieves, commutations, and restoration orders — to a class of unnamed felons without regard for the nature of the crimes or any other individual circumstances relevant to the request,” Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons wrote for the majority. “To be sure, no Governor of this Commonwealth, until now, has even suggested that such a power exists.”

But a defiant McAuliffe released a statement late Friday saying that he would pick up his executive pen and restore the rights of those felons on an individual basis, even if it means signing more than 200,000 orders.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/virginia-court-invalidates-gov-terry-mcauliffes-order-restoring-felon-voting-rights/2016/07/22/3e1d45f6-5058-11e6-a7d8-13d06b37f256_story.html

Wikileaks did officially confirm one thing:

That Russia is directly interfering and trying to influence the outcome of this election.....

Another story you'll never find on the front page of the Intercept...

Shame on anyone taking this hardcore ratfuckery at face value...

MEANWHILE, in Ireland....

'Private' video of Virgin Islands Democratic delegate posted online

Source: Politico.com

A "private" videotape of the Virgin Islands' delegate to Congress, Democratic Rep. Stacey Plaskett, which showed her husband naked and wearing makeup, was posted online Wednesday night but later removed, the freshman lawmaker said in a statement Thursday. A topless "selfie" of Plaskett also was being circulated.

Plaskett said in the statement that her computer had been hacked and someone copied personal "photographs and a private family video" of her and her husband, Jonathan Buckney-Small.

The video shows a naked Buckney-Small wearing makeup as Plaskett films it, according to news reports and sources who have seen the recording. Plaskett is heard speaking to her husband in the recording. One of the couple's childen makes an appearance in the video as well, according to the statement.

The video was initially described to POLITICO as a "sex tape," but Plaskett aides disputed that characterization of the recording. A Virgin Islands news organization described it as a "bizarre video."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/stacey-plaskett-sex-tape-225951

Election year, and something like this magically appears online from out of nowhere, and the GOP opponent is grandstanding? Something reeks...

Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet killed in car bombing

Source: USA Today

Pavel Sheremet, 44, a prominent Belarusian journalist who had been working in neighboring Ukraine where there are relatively fewer barriers to independent reporting, was killed in a car bombing in Kiev on Wednesday, local media said.

An investigation is underway. Anton Gerashchenko, advisor to the Ukrainian interior minister, said in a Facebook post that the explosion was triggered by a remotely operated bomb planted underneath the car.

Born in Belarus, Sheremet moved to Ukraine two years ago, where he hosted a morning radio show for Radio Vesti. He previously worked in Russia as a TV host.

He was jailed by the Belarusian government in 1997, allegedly for illegally crossing the porous border between Belarus and Lithuania while filming, but he was known widely for this criticism of Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/07/20/belarusian-journalist-pavel-sheremet-killed-car-bombing/87329866/

Nothing to see here... Just another pro-Western journalist who has a 'tragic accident'...


Greenwald and Snowden were unavailable for comment...

Your website of the day: www.penisland.net


And you are to get all those little dirty, perverted thoughts out of your head...
Go to Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 123 Next »