Democrats Double Down On LOSING: Elect Corporate Tool DNC Chair (the unDemocratic Party hates progressives)
‘No evidence’ yet of Trump campaign contacts with Russia – House Intel Committee Chair (yeah, no shit)
(Uh? Duh? No shit? We already knew that? This is news? Confirmed here by a news service that isn’t Russian. I wonder how stupid Bernie Sanders feels now? Oh wait, he will feel better when he goes and hangs out at the $600k lake house Killary bought for him. That’ll make him feel smarter.)
“We still have not seen any evidence” that the Trump campaign communicated with Russia, Rep. Devin Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, told reporters on Monday.
“As of right now, I don’t have any evidence of any phone calls. It doesn’t mean they don’t exist,” Nunes said.“What I’ve been told by many folks is that there’s nothing there.”..
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by Scott Creighton
Last year the Oscars were accused of racism. It wasn’t really fair because Hollywood has always been racist, last year was just highlighted because the divide and conquer effort across the country was fixated on race-baiting and the Oscars failed to nominate anyone of color for an award of substance.
In 2016, the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite popped up and folks like Dustin Hoffman made a point to let everyone know he was boycotting the ceremony. When was the last time Dustin was relevant at the Oscars? Anyone remember? He joined Chris Rock saying Hollywood is racist and always has been.
Well this year they fixed that. Kind of. Jimmy Kimmel made a joke about it in his opening monologue saying something like “Thank God for Trump because now the Oscars look less racist” or something like that. It went over like a lead balloon as you can probably imagine.
Moonlight, a movie about being a gay black man in the rough neighborhoods of Miami, came out of nowhere and won Best Picture beating out favorites Manchester By The Sea and La La Land. This year a number of black-themed films were released which were worthy of awards: Moonlight, Fences and Hidden Figures come to mind right off the bat.
But Moonlight was a big surprise taking the big prize at the Oscars. So much so, they weren’t announced as the winner on stage. That honor went to La La Land and those guys got up on stage and spoke for a couple minutes before the “mistake” was noticed and the Moonlight cast and crew were called up to get their second-hand trophy.
La La Land won:
- Best Director
- Best Actress
- Best Original Music Score
- Best Cinematography
- Best Production Design
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role
- Best Writing Adopted Screenplay
And of course.. Best Picture.
All I can say is that must have been one hell of a performance in a supporting role.
Both Best Supporting actor awards went to black actors as well. I have yet too see Fences or Moonlight so I cannot comment on their performances anymore than it seems like the Academy Awards seems to have “fixed” their little racism PR issue this year.
On another Oscar-related note, this year they decided to give an award for Best Documentary Short Subject to al-Qaeda’s PR team known as the White Helmets.
by David Martin, DC Dave
It has been very hard not to notice that the press coverage of Donald Trump, from the beginning of his candidacy right up to the present moment has been nothing short of malicious. One would have thought that out of respect for the presidency and for our democratic system the constant drip of vitriol would have lessened at least a little bit after his resounding electoral victory in November, but, at least at The Washington Post, the toxic stream has grown even larger, and I really didn’t think that that was possible.
The Post didn’t accept his candidacy, and then they didn’t accept his election. As I wrote back on December 8, 2016, before the electoral college had gone through what has always been a formality, the certifying of the victory of the electoral vote winner, The Post gathered three letters that collectively painted the president-elect as Hitler reincarnated, gave them the heading on their editorial page, “The new breed of dangerous know-nothings,” and had a columnist join them in calling for electoral nullification.
But like an increasing number of their readers and other Americans, the electoral college paid The Post no mind, proceeded to do its job in an almost routine fashion and went ahead and certified Trump’s victory without incident…
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by Scott Creighton
We’ve all seen the Megacity prediction video put together by the Special Forces war college that the Intercept received via a FOIA request last year. It’s a gloomy, depressing view of the dystopia they predict will be the future of human development by 2030. It deals with a rather unique and relatively new problem of maintaining order in the megacities that are developing across the globe in mostly Westernized nations.
As the slaughter continues in Mosul, the 2nd largest city in Iraq, military planners are getting a chance to try out some of their new theories since it’s the rebellious population that is the target there, not the CIA’s construct known as “ISIS”
But what they call “megacities” are different and thus the combat is different.
Megacities have been attacked before. We destroyed Dresden to make a point as we did Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In Japan we used fire bombs on wooden cities, 60 of them in 30 days just prior to dropping two atomic weapons so we could garner real world experience with their effect.
That’s how we used to pacify megacities. But that model wont work anymore, nor will the shock and awe technique used in March of 2003 in Baghdad. Mostly because the megacities they envision they will HAVE to pacify in the future… are our own.
Not only do they house, will they house, citizens of the countries which unleash the military forces against them, but they also house the critical business infrastructure that helps keeps Wall Street and London thriving while the vast majority of those inhabitants of the targeted cities struggle and scrape for just enough sustenance to survive on a day to day basis. All of that surrounded by 10 million non-combatant potential collateral damage PR nightmares.
Now you start to see the problem for military planners. Not only are they planning on the wholesale violation of the US constitution by literally drawing up plans to use the military on US soil against US citizens… but they don’t wish to fuck up too much of Big Business’ profit centers while doing it.
Sec. 15. From and after the passage of this act it shall not be lawful to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a posse comitatus, or otherwise, for the purpose of executing the laws, except in such cases and under such circumstances as such employment of said force may be expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress ; and no money appropriated by this act shall be used to pay any of the expenses incurred in the employment of any troops in violation of this section and any person willfully violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or imprisonment not exceeding two years or by both such fine and imprisonment
There is no option in their minds. The world will be populated by millions upon millions of desperate, angry, jobless, hopeless civilians who pose a great threat to the established system, a system they fully expect to create mass poverty and inequity in Westernized countries across the world, including right here in the states. It never dawns on them that a different, more equitable system may come into being, a rising tide that lifts all boats, not just those owned by the megawealthy and those privileged enough to serve their interests at the expense of everyone else.
That thought.. never.. even.. crosses.. their.. minds.
What they also never say in these discussion videos I am posting below for the sake of your understanding the level of depravity of these people, is that the people they envision targeting mostly feel the same way THE MAJORITY of us feel today: that the system is rigged against us and it’s time for a change. Whether they are classified as “criminal gangs” or “narcoterrorists” or “insurgents” or “ISIS” in the future doesn’t matter, the core of their grief is the same and it is completely legitimate. Or it will be.
That never even crosses these guys’ minds in these videos. Not the ones I have viewed thus far anyway.
In the videos you will see them using slides which depict such future battlegrounds for the US military being cities like L.A. for instance. Atlanta. New York.
Let that sink in for a minute. The US military’s own planners sitting around on the company dime, your tax dollars, figuring out tactics, battle plans and other means of modern day warfare in US cities targeting US civilians.
And this, to them, is an unavoidable future.
The videos are in depth discussions that took place here in the US last year at the “Frameworks for Future Challenges: Understanding Dense Urban Areas” during the 2016 Megacity Mad Scientist Conference from Arizona State University April 21-22, 2016.
I am not editing them and there are more from this collection which was posted by these guys on a US Army TRADOC Youtube page.