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More "fearless and adversarial" commentary from our friends at the Intercept:

Long story short: Hillary is a machine politician owned by the elites and hellbent on destroying the nation, and voters are ignorant

https://twitter.com/johnastoehr/status/786192967849488384

Poor Glenn Greenwald -- Trying so very very hard to stop Hillary...

And trying so very very hard to maintain the delusion that he actually matters...

Is this the "fearless" part or the "adversarial" part? I can't tell the difference anymore:
https://twitter.com/gabrielsnyder/status/785168166313951233

So now Assange is seeing Jewish conspiracies behind Hillary?

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MEANWHILE, in Florida...

Florida Couple Determined to Have Their Oct. 8 Wedding Despite Hurricane Matthew

No storm is going to stop this couple from tying the knot. Jaime Gurnavage and Ryan Gordon of Suntree, Florida, are still planning to have their Cocoa Beach wedding Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. despite Hurricane Matthew. And yes, it will be right on the beach.

“We’re definitely going to have a beach wedding no matter what,” Gurnavage, 34, told ABC News. “I have been planning this wedding for the past year, down to every last detail, from a whimsical wedding on the shore of Cocoa Beach to the classic beach-chic reception with an amazing Caribbean dinner spread with a magical floating sky lantern send off into the night’s sky overlooking the ocean to finish off the evening.”

The determined bride has been in touch with her wedding coordinator from their venue, Ocean Landings Resort, who told her the resort will most likely reopen for business on Saturday.

“It’s closed Thursday and Friday. But she’s saying it’ll probably plan to open tomorrow,” said Gurnavage. “We expect it to move past this evening. My fiancé and I expect to head back to Brevard County tonight. My dad said if there’s a lot of debris on the beach he’ll grab a bunch of guys and get a rake and rake out the sand.”

The couple evacuated to Orlando along with their guests who were already in town for the nuptials. But the show must go on.

“We’ve just been hanging out here until they open up Ocean Landing again,” she explained. “I have about 20 or 30 family members that were coming down from Pennsylvania. That’s where we’re from. They had hotel room reservations for Ocean Landing where the wedding is going to be.”

https://gma.yahoo.com/florida-couple-determined-oct-8-wedding-despite-hurricane-160305918--abc-news-topstories.html?cid=abcn_tco

Syria: Hospitals hit repeatedly by Russian and Syrian airstrikes, condemning hundreds to death

Out of only eight hospitals still functioning in east Aleppo, four hospitals and a blood bank were damaged by bombing in four days, one of them twice.

On 30 September, two hospitals in east Aleppo supported by MSF, among others, were damaged by continuous indiscriminate bombing. A blood bank was also damaged. Despite the damage, medical teams at the three facilities managed to continue their work.

On 1 October, a major trauma hospital was so severely damaged by bombing that it was forced to close. Two days later, as construction teams worked to repair the damage, the area was bombed again, killing a number of people and further damaging the hospital.

On 2 October, a surgical hospital was damaged by bombing, but remained open.

“The few remaining hospitals are collapsing under a flow of hundreds of wounded lying in agony on the floors of wards and corridors,” says Pablo Marco, MSF’s operations manager in the Middle East. “Doctors are performing brain and abdominal surgeries for the victims of bombing on the floors of the emergency rooms, for lack of available operating theatres. Russia and Syria must stop this carnage now.”

http://www.msf.org/en/article/syria-hospitals-hit-repeatedly-russian-and-syrian-airstrikes-condemning-hundreds-wounded

And the silence from Snowden and Greenwald is deafening... Where are all the calls for an independent international investigation? Where is the demand for accountability? Where is the merciless criticism of Russia's foreign policy, and scorched-Earth military strategy which is *intentionally* targeting civilians??

Well, the TPP is officially dead...

The Senate’s top Republican said Thursday that the sweeping 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal championed by President Obama will remain on ice until another president revives it.

And with both current presidential nominees opposed to the deal’s ratification, that could be the death knell for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, barring a major shift from Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump.

“Since they negotiate the deals and they send them up, the president is a big, big player in trade,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said at a news conference Thursday. “If we were going to have another discussion about trade, it would have to be led by whoever the next president is.”

Obama has made a renewed push in recent months for congressional ratification of the trade agreement, known as the TPP, with an eye toward persuading Congress to hold a vote on the deal in the post-election lame-duck session. The president has called the largest regional trade and regulatory deal in history one of his top economic priorities and a crucial strategic initiative in the fast-growing Asia Pacific, where the administration has sought to hedge against China’s growing influence.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/09/29/mcconnell-the-trans-pacific-partnership-is-dead-until-a-president-revives-it/?postshare=2221475167743653&tid=ss_tw-bottom

TPP trade deal is dead until a new president revives it, McConnell says

Source: WaPo

The Senate’s top Republican said Thursday that the sweeping 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal championed by President Obama will remain on ice until another president revives it.

And with both current presidential nominees opposed to the deal’s ratification, that could be the death knell for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, barring a major shift from Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump.

“Since they negotiate the deals and they send them up, the president is a big, big player in trade,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said at a news conference Thursday. “If we were going to have another discussion about trade, it would have to be led by whoever the next president is.”

Obama has made a renewed push in recent months for congressional ratification of the trade agreement, known as the TPP, with an eye toward persuading Congress to hold a vote on the deal in the post-election lame-duck session. The president has called the largest regional trade and regulatory deal in history one of his top economic priorities and a crucial strategic initiative in the fast-growing Asia Pacific, where the administration has sought to hedge against China’s growing influence.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/09/29/mcconnell-the-trans-pacific-partnership-is-dead-until-a-president-revives-it/?postshare=2221475167743653&tid=ss_tw-bottom



I guess this is cause for celebration, no?

McConnell opens door to changing 9/11 bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) opened the door Thursday to changing legislation that allows families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. court.

"I do think it's worth further discussions, but it was certainly not something that was going to be fixed this week," he told reporters when asked about a push by some senators to tweak the measure.

Across the Capitol, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) agreed that Congress may need to "fix" the legislation, but said he wasn't sure when that would happen.
"We want to make sure the 9/11 victims and their families had their day in court," Ryan told reporters. "At the same time, I would like to think that there may be some work to be done to protect our service members overseas from any kind of legal ensnarements that occur, any kind of retribution."

Despite the override, 28 senators sent a letter to Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) expressing concerns about the measure in the hope that the two senators, who spearheaded it, would be willing to amend the law in the future.

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/298486-mcconnell-opens-door-to-changing-9-11-bill



BLUF: The Senate got their little patriotic override and only afterwards decided to actually read it... Then they have the nerve to blame Obama for "not communicating concerns about the bill" when he'd been doing that all along

Orlando Gunman Omar Mateen Name-drops Obscure ISIS Terrorist in 911 Transcripts

You have to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq,” Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen instructs a police negotiator, in newly released 911 transcripts. “They are killing a lot of innocent people. What am I to do here when my people are getting killed over there. You get what I’m saying?”

Mateen makes this demand more than once in multiple calls. The gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando pledges allegiance to the Islamic State, also more than once, though the transcript omits part of his declaration:

Mateen identifies himself to police on the calls, which start about a half-hour after he stormed the nightclub. “I want to let you know I’m in Orlando,” he states, “and I did the shooting.” There are three calls, the first lasting only a few minutes. The last call ends around 3:25 a.m. In the conversations, Mateen asks to be called “Mujahideen” and “Islamic soldier.” The shooter claims that he has explosives, a threat that turned out to be false. He says he is wearing a vest like “what they used in France,” then he recants, saying it’s a vest “to go out to a wedding.” He mentions the Boston Marathon bomber: “My homeboy Tamerlan Tsarnaev did his thing on the Boston Marathon, my homeboy did his thing, okay, so now it’s my turn, okay?”

Audio has not been released, but these transcripts, made public this past Friday, offer the clearest details of Mateen’s stated motivation to commit mass murder. The FBI released partial transcripts soon after the massacre, which included bits and pieces of the conversations between Mateen and authorities that pointed to his radicalization. But these fuller transcripts hint at just how deep his infatuation with ISIS may have been, even for a “homegrown” terrorist.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/orlando-gunman-omar-mateens-911-transcripts-released.html

MEANWHILE, in Nebraska...

Man accidentally eats 4 pot brownies, cusses at cat

OMAHA, Neb. —Police were called to a home near 93rd and Ohio streets Tuesday around 9:45 p.m. for an accidental overdose report. When officers arrived, they spoke with the 53-year-old man, who said he had eaten four brownies earlier in the day and after feeling the effects of them, believes they contained marijuana.

Police said the man was displaying odd behavior such as crawling around on the floor, calling their cat a 'bitch' and randomly using profanities along with saying he feels like 'he's trippin.'

Police spoke with the man's wife who said she got home around 9:30 p.m. and said she and her husband were watching TV when all of a sudden her husband started to suffer from bad anxiety. The wife told police that her children had borrowed their grandfather's car earlier in the day to get groceries. When the husband went out to retrieve them, he saw some brownies laying on the back seat, which he later ate.

While police were still at the scene, the son arrived and said the brownies belonged to his siblings and he we was pretty sure they had marijuana in them. Medics checked the man's vitals and said they were fine, although the man refused to go to the hospital. The man was helped into bed and asked to call 911 if the situation became worse.

http://www.koat.com/man-accidentally-overdoses-on-pot-brownies-calls-cat-profane-names/41261170
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