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Tulsi Gabbard needs to be primaried

Tulsi Gabbard, the self-styled “progressive” Hawaiian congresswoman makes no secret of her recent trip to Damascus to meet Bashar al-Assad. But, as an outspoken opponent of what she presents as America’s pro-terrorist foreign policy, Gabbard certainly accepted some strange companions on what her fellow lawmakers are calling a disgraceful reputation-laundering tour of a bloody dictatorship.

Gabbard, as her own office has disclosed, took her “fact-finding” trip with a delegation of two men who are affiliated with an anti-Semitic political party accused of using female suicide bombers; of beating up Western and Arab journalists; helping U.S.-designated terrorist organization Hezbollah and the U.S.-sanctioned Syrian regime wage war in the Levant. And did we mention the party’s ideology and flag take their inspiration from Nazism?

Gabbard initially declined to say who financed her trip to Syria. However, in a press release Wednesday Gabbard revealed her delegation (which also included former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich) had been “led and sponsored by” an outfit called the Arab American Community Center for Economic and Social Services (AACCESS—Ohio). Her statement added she and the rest of the delegation had been accompanied by two men, Elie and Bassam Khawam.

Almost no information exists in the public domain about AACCESS—Ohio. Ohio Secretary of State records indicate it was founded in 1991, and has been in and out of existence ever since. It has sponsored just one other Congressional trip, one that brought Kucinich to Syria in 2006 and in 2011. Its website is out of action. It has no identifiable social media presence.


What a fucking hypocrite... And Bernie Sanders and his followers need to disassociate themselves ASAFP before Tulsi drags the whole goddamned party down...

EDIT: And one of the usual suspects tried and failed to get this locked... Better luck next time!

EDIT: Now you're 0-for-2... Keep raging, and I'll keep laughing. All those hundreds of "We need to primary DWS" threads stood, and you didn't have a problem with them then, so this will stand. Hell I'm old enough to remember "Primary Obama" threads in 2012, so y'all best slow your roll.

Why was an RT reporter arrested for rioting in DC?

Was he simply caught up in the sweep, or was he up to something more nefarious?


BLOODY BRILLIANT: "The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words"

EDIT: Wait a minute -- There's a tiny miniature town with little cars I can play with? WHY THE HELL DOES NOBODY TELL ME THESE THINGS?

Wait... This is supposed to make me *NOT* want to go to hell?



Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard just took a secret 'fact-finding trip' to Syria

Democratic congresswoman and Iraq War veteran Tulsi Gabbard is on a "fact-finding trip" to Syria and Lebanon, Gabbard's spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday.

Foreign Policy first reported that the Hawaii representative visited Damascus, Syria's capital, during her trip. The visit was kept a secret for security reasons, according to her spokeswoman.

"As a Member of the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, and as an individual committed to doing all she can to promote and work for peace, she felt it was important to meet with a number of individuals and groups including religious leaders, humanitarian workers, refugees and government and community leaders," Emily Latimer, Gabbard's communications director, told Business Insider in an emailed statement.

Latimer would not comment on whether Gabbard met with Syrian President Bashar Assad during her trip, saying that for security reasons Gabbard's office would not be releasing additional details until Gabbard returns.


Been trying to warn you folks that Gabbard's batshit insane...

EDIT: She refuses to disclose who's paying for her trip, or even that she's met Assad...WTF?

Internets Top Nazi Blogger Quits After People Find Out His Wife Is Jewish

The founder of the popular right-wing blog The Right Stuff resigned over the revelation that his wife is Jewish.

Mike Enoch, who also co-hosts “The Daily Shoah” weekly podcast, was outed over the weekend as Mike Peinovich, a website developer from New York. On the podcast, which has about 100,000 regular listeners, Peinovich as Enoch talked about killing Jews and spouted neo-Nazi invective.

The release of Peinovich’s personal details came after the identities of the other podcast panelists were made public earlier in the week by a rival website called 8chan. The invented surname reportedly is a reference to Enoch Powell, a far-right British politician and Nazi sympathizer.

Enoch was considered one of the three most influential figures in the “alt-right” movement along with Daily Stormer creator Andrew Anglin and Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute, a white supremacist think tank. Peinovich came clean with readers of The Right Stuff, posting a message in a password-protected forum that was reprinted in part by Salon.

“As I am sure you all know, I was doxxed and an ill advised attempt to fool the media about my identity led me to not talk to you people and to try to simply ride it out by being silent,” he said. “This was irresponsible and a disservice to all of you. Yes my wife is who they say she is, I won’t even bother denying it, I won’t bother making excuses. If this makes you want to leave the movement, or to have nothing to do with TRS, then I understand.


White House: No Snowden clemency request

Source: CNN

(CNN)More than a million supporters of Edward Snowden have petitioned President Barack Obama to pardon him, but the former National Security Agency contractor hasn't submitted the required documents for clemency, according to the White House.

"Mr. Snowden has not filed paperwork to seek clemency from this administration," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Tuesday.
Snowden has remained in Russia since 2013, when he provided details of previously unknown domestic and international US surveillance programs to media outlets.

A number of high-profile human-rights groups have publicly requested Obama issue some type of clemency for Snowden, including the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. They've argued that doing so would help other whistleblowers come forward with perceived government wrongdoing.

The White House has said consistently that Snowden's disclosures harmed national security, and insisted that returning to the United States for trail would be a necessary precursor to any pardon.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/17/politics/snowden-no-clemency-request/

So... For all those signatures and an international team of pro-bono attorneys, evidently nobody knows how to fill out a couple of forms??

What the fuck have Snowflake's ACLU lawyers been doing all this time in D.C.?

Once again, Japan is way ahead of us.... WAY ahead!!

Game Time! The Yukigassen Professional Snowball Fighting League

Around the world, there are examples of unique sports and games that we have never seen here in the states. Well, today we get a look at something that will blow your mind and will make you want to sign up and play immediately. Today we get a look at The Yukigassen Professional Snowball Fighting League. This unique league from Japan is a professional snowball fighting league known as Yukigassen; a Japanese phrase translates to “snow war.”

The game is played with 2.5-inch machine-made snowballs and features eight teams of three players who partake in regular scrimmages and matches. Teams are allotted 90 snowballs per round with the objective of capturing the other team’s flag or eliminating all of its players. Check out the battles in the video below and speak your mind on it after the jump. Stay tuned for much more from the wide world of sports coming very soon!


Bill O'Reilly likes to beat his meat on the phone while women listen in:

In the weeks after Roger Ailes was ousted as the chairman of Fox News in July amid a sexual harassment scandal, company executives secretly struck an agreement with a longtime broadcast personality who had come forward with similar accusations about the network’s top host, Bill O’Reilly.

The employee, Juliet Huddy, had said that Mr. O’Reilly pursued a sexual relationship with her in 2011, at a time he exerted significant influence over her career. When she rebuffed his advances, he tried to derail her career, according to a draft of a letter from her lawyers to Fox News that was obtained by The New York Times.

The letter includes allegations that Mr. O’Reilly had called Ms. Huddy repeatedly and that it sometimes sounded as if he was masturbating. He invited her to his house on Long Island, tried to kiss her, took her to dinner and the theater, and after asking her to return a key to his hotel room, appeared at the door in his boxer shorts, according to the letter.

In exchange for her silence and agreement not to sue, she was paid a sum in the high six figures, according to people briefed on the agreement. The agreement was between Ms. Huddy, 47, and 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News. The company and Mr. O’Reilly’s lawyer said her allegations were false.


Russian Hackers Find Ready Bullhorns in the Media

As the dust settles on Russian interference in the United States election, journalists are confronting an aspect that has received less scrutiny than the hacking itself but poses its own thorny questions: Moscow’s ability to steer Western media coverage by doling out hacked documents.

Reporters have always relied on sources who provide critical information for self-interested reasons. The duty, tricky but familiar, is to publicize information that serves the public interest without falling prey to the source’s agenda. But in this case, the source was Russia’s military intelligence agency, the G.R.U. — operating through shadowy fronts who worked to mask that fact — and its agenda was to undermine the American presidential election.

By releasing documents that would tarnish Hillary Clinton and other American political figures, but whose news value compelled coverage, Moscow exploited the very openness that is the basis of a free press. Its tactics have evolved with each such operation, some of which are still unfolding. Thomas Rid, a professor of security studies at King’s College London who is tracking the Russian influence campaign, said it goes well beyond hacking: “It’s political engineering, social engineering on a strategic level.”

Great powers have long meddled in one another’s affairs. But Russia, throughout 2016, developed a previously unseen tactic: setting up fronts to seed into the press documents it had obtained by hacking.


This is the same kind of hacking Glenn Greenwald still has yet to admit even exists...
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