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Shedding Facebook becomes more necessary as awareness of disinformation and propaganda effects forces editorial action by Facebook. The problem is that ad revenue can and has come from malign forces beyond the usual influence operations of capitalism. This comes as its Oversight Board asks more questions about Facebook’s role in...

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  • May 11, 2021

The Biden administration has disclosed for the first time that a Russian agent who received internal polling data from the Trump campaign in 2016 passed it along to Russia’s intelligence services. Biden to deliver remarks on Russia at 4:30 p.m./2030 GMT https://t.co/SP3vkqtDEX — Fichman (@ukrlaa) April 15, 2021 The White...

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  • April 15, 2021

Laurie Garrett makes the case for the greatest crime perpetrated by Trump for which he may never be prosecuted. In March 2020, Trump said he wanted the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter”, and his enablers still believe the Big Lie. A vast swath of evidence...

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  • February 23, 2021

Laurie Garrett makes the case for the greatest crime perpetrated by Trump for which he may never be prosecuted. In March 2020, Trump said he wanted the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter”, and his enablers still believe the Big Lie. A vast swath of evidence for...

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  • February 23, 2021

There is a Wall Street Journal report that Trump’s pressure on a top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to resign was part of a broader push by President Trump to overturn the state’s election results. x Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA): “This is a very narrow article of impeachment … it is focused on...

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  • January 9, 2021

Staring at the Andrew Jackson portrait in the Oval Office must have had a stochastic effect. Like Nixon talking to portraits, Trump decided he’d go out with a bang. As his hero, Trump perhaps read about the second inaugural on 4 March 1829. Trump would never hold such an “open house” rather...

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  • January 8, 2021

No more delays and no more excuses. Donald Trump must be removed immediately. https://t.co/YTYlMtCSFD — Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) January 7, 2021 Trump is “a dangerous person who should not continue in office…this is an emergency of the highest order.” — Nancy Pelosi Do you think Vice President Pence and...

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  • January 7, 2021

COVID-19 patients in American hospitals has surpassed 100,000 for the first time as supply networks will be attacked by gangsters hijacking supplies, and there will inevitably be the problems of guaranteed purity and authenticity. Distribution will get compromised and regulation will be stressed. CNN: The United States reported at least...

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  • December 3, 2020

Trump’s doing nothing about the continuing rise in Covid cases, and is spending his time at golf and continuing to sow chaos on the path to the bunker. Meanwhile the derangement spreads to Newt Gingrich. x The more data comes out on vote anomalies that clearly are not legitimate the...

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  • November 28, 2020

The second actual debate could be three too many as we expect more of the same stunts despite a mute switch for the two-minute responses to questions. The GOP has telegraphed some of the debate’s tactical options including foreign interference, even as they whined after foreign policy wasn’t included as...

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  • October 22, 2020

Keith Olbermann has been doing daily YouTube reports on various miscreants, but mainly on IMPOTUS, and it now seems like the Trumpian narrative now developing is a plan to disqualify Biden, by means of something, something…. illegal reasons. As unlikely as this might be, the desperate Trump has been even...

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  • October 20, 2020

Will Trumpian domestic terror’s “strategy of tension” for the next decade ultimately be predicated upon the little tiny fishes, or the strawberries, or the tow target. “California is gonna have to ration water. You wanna know why? Because they send millions of gallons of water out to sea, out to...

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  • October 12, 2020

He’s golfing again this weekend in Bedminster. Will he do more pseudo-pressers and populate the “press corps” with “reporters’ from Epoch Times, Gateway Pundit, and OAN. “The president is back at his New Jersey golf resort, bringing his taxpayer-paid golf tab to $142 million.” x Trump’s here at Bedminster, his...

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  • August 14, 2020

Trump’s tweeting more gibberish replete with nonsense and continues to tank the economy built by the previous administration. Ever the opportunist, Trump would have signed off on the recent “Justice and Open Debate letter in Harpers if they’d have put it in front of him. He’s defaulted to the same playbook...

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  • July 12, 2020

The winning formula is based on multiple distractions because even Trump’s daily brief seems to now have become a hoax. The problem in any time of iconoclasm, waging a propaganda war at the level of symbolism eventually must come to a moment where one consciously recognizes material reality. x The plan is...

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  • July 1, 2020

More GOP stunts rather than action. Trump continues to emit a cloud of disinformation about the lag in testing which because of a lag in data is causing public anxiety. Example: CDC says there are 80 cases (there are 158). (CNN) President Donald Trump sought to lay blame on the Obama administration for slowing down...

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  • March 5, 2020

Donald Trump’s approval among active duty military personnel has declined to 42%, according to a Military Times poll conducted this fall. The number who disapprove has risen to 50%–a considerable increase from the 37% who disapproved when he first became president. Some 45.1% said they have a “very unfavorable” opinion of Trump....

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  • December 18, 2019

I’ve never served in the military.  I grew up in a strict household under my Dad and went to private Catholic schools were there was always some authority figure bearing down.  Therefore, the last place I wanted to be was in the military.  As time has gone by though, I...

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  • October 18, 2019

As we wait for more whistle-blower news and an inevitable flurry of Trumpian disinformation and diversions, we need to review that Trump’s impeachable offense in Ukraine was also a move in a corruption history favoring Russia back through Manafort. Trump’s hold on Congressional aid to Ukraine also favored a Russian-backed rebel buildup...

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  • October 12, 2019

x Sitting next to a couple in their 80’s as they talk about #Syria He adjusts his hearing aid as she says, “We’re abandoning the #Kurds who fought w us, now ISIS May make a comeback.” 😬😬 — heather nauert (@HeatherNauert) October 7, 2019 Turkey roll. The dealmaking poobah failed...

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  • October 7, 2019

I am not sure if people realize the significance of the dramatic and probable, irreversible loss of Greenland's ice by warming oceans and atmospheric changes. Most of the time I feel a good majority simply don’t give a rat’s ass. Here is a tip for you, if you even bothered...

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  • August 16, 2019

Susan Glasser at Politico confirms what many of us suspected all along, that Putin had directed dumbass to invite Boris and Natasha to come for a photo-op in the Oval…. “The chummy White House visit—photos of the president yukking it up with Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak...

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  • January 12, 2019

Now that President Trump is pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal that is designed to prevent Iran from threatening the United States with a nuclear weapon, it has become increasingly clear that Trump’s claim that he puts “America first” was a total lie. Besides, Trump stole “America...

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  • May 8, 2018

This morning, the morning after President Donald John Trump gave the constitutionally-mandated State of the Union address, not since the Civil War has the state of our Union been in so much peril. Trump has repeatedly ignored the fact that America is a nation of immigrants and has repeatedly supported...

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  • January 31, 2018
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