US lawmakers slam ‘unauthorized’ military aid for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution which states Washington’s support for the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen war is unauthorized. However, the resolution does not call for an immediate halt to US assistance. rt.com/usa/409856-us-involvement-yemen-illegal/
Justice Dept weighs inquiry into Clintons and Uranium One
Richest 1% have more money than poorest half of world’s population
The bottom half of adults in the world collectively own less than the richest one percent, according to a Credit Suisse report. The gap between the super-rich and the poor has significantly grown since the global crisis. rt.com/business/409815-rich-people-wealth-poor/
Lead poisoning lurks in scores of New York neighborhoods
In some areas of New York City, children tested high for lead at double the rate in Flint – the latest finding in a Reuters investigation that has identified 3,800 such lead hotspots nationwide. Until now, many have remained hidden. reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-lead-newyork/
Israel Lobby is Slowly Being Dragged Into the Light
What do y'all think? I've always been partial to Yanis for introducing me to Marxism, his pragmatism, and support of alterglobalism, but DiEM25 always seems like a vague socdem movement with no real concrete goal.
Pure reformism obviously, but I guess not everyone has the iron will required to be an armchair revolutionary.
>fair and balanced Holla Forums user lets us in on clickbait about Taylor Swift and how Democrats also assault women
If a tree falls in the forest and it lands on a Holla Forumstard, "The Goldwater" will have an entire week of frontpage articles about sjw plants.
There was a crime wave in the 70s that didn't abate until the early 90s. They completely banned lead in gasoline by the late 80s and the lead in everyone's blood went down. All these mass shootings probably have to due with the increased amounts of lead in everyones system and probably won't stop until the lead problem is seriously addressed again.
I like it; the reversal of national parties forming EU blocs into EU party forming national functions This kind of true pan-European polity is what I've been shilling for on this board and elsewhere and what I want out of the EU. Maybe I'll join the party, or somehow associate the existing organisation I'm in with DiEM25.
This is pretty fucking damning. Not so much in support of the "Russians hacked the election!" narrative, because I can believe Russia could have given subtle pushes to Trump without doing anything aggressive and impeachable, but it's the biggest blow to Wikileaks' claim to neutrality I've seen yet.
How embarrassing. Not for wikileaks, but for the tech illiterate boomer shills running that PAC.
How does that compute?
Are you being disingenuous?
Founder of Florida's Biggest Megachurch Accused of Molesting a 4-Year-Old
All elections and referenda in Europe happen on the basis of nations and regions within a nation. The only relatively direct way people vote for something bigger than the nation is the very weak European Parliament, and even here, it's a national affair: You can only vote for a party existing inside your nation, sending a delegate from your nation. Somebody born and raised and living in Krautland but feeling Irishkin can't vote for Sinn Féin, for instance. So, a party that has a little bit of support everywhere across Europe and that would easily get some seats in a proportional election treating the entirety of Europe as one district can fail to get any seat in the system as it is, whereas parties that are very nationalistic, liked by a significant minority in their country and hated everywhere else, can get seats. So, in what sense can a party be transnational, given the laws in place? They can have several national parties that present a shared brand identity, but they actually do have to follow national regulations and so be quite separate entities, I believe. The shared brand thing has been done by the Pirate Party before them, and other national parties do have their European alliances, there is a green-left one, the conservatives have one, and there are more. >opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/diem25/not-just-another-political-party >DiEM25’s “electoral wing” will be the first transnational party list with a genuine transnational decision-making structure, a truly pan-European campaign, and election manifestos, as well as policy papers in general, for each country party being approved by all DiEM25 members across Europe. DiEM25 thus remains the transnational movement which authors the manifesto and policies of each member-state manifestation of our ‘electoral wing’. As an example, our German, French, Italian etc. members will have to approve our Greek election manifesto, and our Greek, Italian, French etc. members the German one. That's a genuine difference. Pirate parties have also done that, but pretty much every other party doesn't allow that, and as long as that is the case, it makes no difference whether the party has that rule or not.
If Don Jr's tweets are to be believed, the Atlantic's piece is pure sensationalism.
It just seems that Wikileaks was doing 2 things. 1, looking for some promotion and 2, trying to get Assange out of that embassy. Can't really blame the man for pandering to the candidate that didn't say they wanted to drone bomb him.
sorry guys, I wanted to do more than this but my laptop hard drive failed over the weekend so I'm running ubuntu off a USB and it's not exactly optimal
Worth noting: the accusations are NOT part of the current witch hunts, only the the leak is:
Nice one Yanis!
Oh for fuck's sake
Seriously? The guy's ironic right?
In 2003, John Flores, a pastor at Smith's flagship in Costa Mesa, was arrested for having sex with the 15-year-old daughter of another pastor. According to Christianity Today, he'd been fired twice before for sexual misconduct, including once after getting caught having sex on church grounds, but kept getting his job back.
Two years later, a Calvary Chapel in Laguna Beach fired its pastor for adultery and embezzlement — but Smith quickly rehired him to preach at the nearby Costa Mesa church.
That same year, the church found itself in a bizarre scandal centered on a lucrative, 400-station radio network and its head, Idaho-based Pastor Mike Kestler. He had been in hot water in the '90s when multiple women in his church claimed he'd sexually harassed them, but Smith gave him another chance.
In a lawsuit, a woman named Lori Pollitt said after she had moved from Texas to Idaho to work for Kestler, he repeatedly demanded she divorce her husband, give up her children to adoption, and marry him. When she rebuffed him, she said he stalked her and put a "hangman's noose" in front of her house.
This time, Smith and his son Jeff actually turned on their pastor, pushing him out. They ended up locked in dueling lawsuits, with the pastor accusing Calvary's leaders of skimming profits and the Smiths charging that he used his influence running the radio stations to pressure women into sex. (The cases were settled out of court.) [and so on]
You mean the media that has been trying to convince me for the past year that Russia hacked the election and received classified information from Trump, is now trying to convince me Wikileaks got Trump elected? Egads!
Why user, to forgive is the Christian thing to do.
Wait, fuck, this is saying the top 1% is as wealthy as the remaining 99%. So the 5 richest being as wealthy as the lowest 50% should still be true.
Honestly surprised that Assange took Trump this seriously.
Oh I don't doubt he's partial against the candidate that wanted to fucking drone his ass. What I do doubt is that the little communication they had amounts to anything. Even if they never communicated, his files on Hillary would have had the exact same effect.
Does Mike Pompeo ring a bell for you, idiot?
The guy who loved Assange when he was airing Hillary's dirty laundry then hated him once in power? What about him?