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Post by wosbald » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:23 am

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Why Not a Probe of ‘Israel-gate’?
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking to the AIPAC conference in Washington D.C. on March 21, 2016. (Photo credit: AIPAC)

The other day, I asked a longtime Democratic Party insider who is working on the Russia-gate investigation which country interfered more in U.S. politics, Russia or Israel. Without a moment’s hesitation, he replied, “Israel, of course.”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking to the AIPAC conference in Washington D.C. on March 21, 2016. (Photo credit: AIPAC)
Which underscores my concern about the hysteria raging across Official Washington about “Russian meddling” in the 2016 presidential campaign: There is no proportionality applied to the question of foreign interference in U.S. politics. If there were, we would have a far more substantive investigation of Israel-gate.

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By contrast to Israel’s long history of playing games with U.S. politics, the Russian government stands accused of trying to undermine the U.S. political process recently by hacking into emails of the Democratic National Committee — revealing the DNC’s improper opposition to Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign — and of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta — disclosing the contents of Clinton’s paid speeches to Wall Street and pay-to-play aspects of the Clinton Foundation — and sharing that information with the American people via WikiLeaks.

Although WikiLeaks denies getting the two batches of emails from the Russians, the U.S. intelligence community says it has high confidence in its conclusions about Russian meddling and the mainstream U.S. media treats the allegations as flat-fact.

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Meanwhile, The Washington Post, The New York Times and other establishment-approved outlets are working with major technology companies on how to marginalize independent news sources and to purge “Russian propaganda” (often conflated with “fake news”) from the Internet. …




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Re: Irony in the News

Post by Sir Moose » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:00 am

In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

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Post by wosbald » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:17 am

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Texas House OKs 'sanctuary city' ban with tough jail penalty
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(AP Photo/Eric Gay). Students gather in the Rotunda at the Texas Capitol to oppose SB4, an anti-"sanctuary cities" bill that already cleared the Texas Senate and seeks to jail sheriffs and other officials who refuse to help enforce federal immigration laws.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Republican-controlled Texas House approved a strict ban on "sanctuary cities" early Thursday, empowering local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law against anyone they detain and threatening police chiefs and sheriffs who refuse to do so with jail. …




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Post by wosbald » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:22 pm

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Death Wish Coffee Is Recalling Bottles Over an Actual Risk of Death
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Can’t say people weren’t warned. Photo: Death Wish Coffee

Turns out, a name like “Death Wish” can really backfire under certain circumstances: The “world’s strongest” coffee that notoriously markets its blend of joe as risky enough to require a warning label has had to recall bottles of its Nitro Cold Brew from stores because there’s a chance that they’ll give customers botulism. For those slow to appreciate A-grade irony, botulism is an illness the WHO describes as “rare” but “potentially fatal.” Just earlier this year, the botulinum toxin got into the nachos at a California gas station, killed a man, and hospitalized about ten others.

An “important safety notice” has been posted on Death Wish’s website. Scientists at Cornell were apparently asked to test the nitro-infusion process’s effects on “stability” and “safety,” and regretfully they had to inform the company that what they were doing “wasn’t perfect.” The note explains:
Death Wish has undergone a rigorous, lengthy process with an independent process authority to test the shelf life, stability, and safety of the Nitro Cold Brew coffee … [T]o ensure industry-leading safety of Death Wish’s cold brew products, a recommendation has been made to add a further step in the manufacturing process behind the Nitro Cold Brew.
Now, Death Wish is not saying that Nitro Cold Brew has given anybody botulism yet — this recall is merely “precautionary.” …




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Re: Irony in the News

Post by Sir Moose » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:32 pm

I love that the article was written by a man.
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Re: Irony in the News

Post by hugodrax » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:14 am

Sir Moose wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:32 pm
I love that the article was written by a man.
It was amusing that it was posted by a man.
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Re: Irony in the News

Post by Sir Moose » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:35 pm

Canada prison escapees caught by police in escape room
The women fled an Edmonton, Alberta, prison on Monday, but were arrested the next day at a so-called escape room.
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Re: Irony in the News

Post by Rusty » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:36 pm

Sir Moose wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:35 pm
Canada prison escapees caught by police in escape room
The women fled an Edmonton, Alberta, prison on Monday, but were arrested the next day at a so-called escape room.
They need counseling before they try this again. Do you know what ESCAPE means?
Embarrassing.
Two Canadian women who escaped prison ran out of luck when they were cornered by police at a jail-cell simulation for thrill seekers.
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