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Chelsea Manning may be free in 120 days but what about the rest of them

The internet is happy today because a few high profile and long incarcerated political prisoners languishing in the sprawling Bush-Obama gulag. No doubt many if not all of them were unjustly tried, convicted and given draconian sentences. Of the many pardons and sentence commutations Obama has recently passed out, the commutation of Chelsea Manning's insane 35 year sentence has gotten the outgoing president the biggest gold star from Centrist Democrats and the soft-left.

 

How the Obama Administration harmed America's Intelligence Struggle Against Moscow

The now obliviously false narrative that Russia intelligence influenced the outcome of the election through hacking is coming apart at the seams. Security researchers in the private sector have determined that malware allegedly used to hack the DNC and Podesta emails is commercially available and Ukrainian not Russian in origin.

 

Why impulsive China policy might be the end of Trump

The elites that run the country will tolerate all manner of personality flaws from members of their inner circles. There are certain things that are core foundation policies of America. Those foundation policies predate the Declaration of Independence. They find different names, different slogans, and different expressions over the centuries, but without them the nation, as defined by the people who own it, has no reason to exist.

 

Twenty Ways to defeat the both fascism and the new McCarthyism

There has been a lot of talk about fascism since the electoral college victory of Donald Trump. More specifically there has been talk of Fascism, the so-called “alt-right”, a new authoritarian nationalism, and the specter of Putin's Russia. This electoral college victory, unexpected even by Trump, has caused a massive re-configuration of the political landscape.

 

Leaked emails reveal Clinton insiders forewarned during Congressional Investigation by Assistant Attorney General

The the subject line of the email from Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Peter Kadzik read “Heads Up.” The email was to his old friend and Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta. Podesta was being forewarned as to of Congress's investigation of Hillary Clinton's now infamous State Department emails. The email, dated May 19 2015, read “There is a HJC oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil Division will testify. Likely to get questions on State Department emails.

 

Clinton Campaign Issues Statement in Support of the Continued Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline as Torture of Protestors Escalates

The Clinton campaign issued a terse but seemingly evenly w orded statement ordering Native People and their allies to cease effective resistance as the human rights abuses carried out by the Morton County Sheriffs Department in North Dakota Escalate. The Morton County Sheriff's department is currently supported by the Hennepin County Sherrif's Department of Minneapolis and 19 other agencies under the overall command of the North Dakota Tactical Operations Center.

 

Business Insider put out the Worst Propaganda Story Written in a Long Time

On October 25 I was giving my Google News Feed a quick check when I stumbled upon the a story at the top of the US section. Business Insider reported “A poll found respect for police is nearing a record high nationwide.” The article was headed by a picture of a policeman casting a shadow over a huge American flag. It reported that 76% of Americans had “great respect” for Police, a number which is up by 12% from when it was taken a year ago and at the greatest high since 1967.

 

Leaked emails reveal Clinton foundation and intelligence contractors working to militarize disaster relief

Should the CIA and it's contractors be the guiding force in the relief efforts after a hurricane or other natural disaster? If you think the answer is yes then Chelsea Clinton has a job for you. In the recent trove of John Podesta's emails released by Wikileaks a message has come to light indicating that the intelligence contractor Palantir has been placed in charge of the data analysis for the Clinton Foundation's Charitable action arm called the Clinton Global Initative (CGI). CGI has hundreds of programs and hundres of donors, all interlocked in funding schemes it calls commitments.

 

My right to vote has already been stolen by the Republicans and I'm not alone

I will not be allowed to vote in this election. My registration has been stricken from the rolls. I can prove it. I know how it was done, who did it and I have a paper trail. I'm not alone. I can prove, with paper trail, that at least one other person was illegally stricken from the Ohio voter rolls. In all, 1.2 million people were purged in Ohio. An unknown but large number of them, like the two us us were purged illegally. Donald Trump is claiming that the election is rigged, though I doubt he has the intellectual capacity to understand how.

 

Golf is a luxury the Earth can not afford

If a person believes that the basis of human knowledge, to only slightly paraphrase Neil DeGrasse Tyson, is investigation rather than divine revelation one accepts that global climate change is real. If one is not wealthy enough for their grandchildren to live under a dome or not live at all, one sees it as a problem. If it is a problem that “they” must solve, “they” should make sacrifices. A first thing to sacrifice for them is the leisure activity of golf.

 

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