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#162

Enough of this hate…


(David Bythewood) #163

Ecuador has gone heavily right-wing authoritarian, but we back them, so unlike Venezuela we ignore it when they do terrible things to their citizens, as seen in these eight posts.

A number of these posts have videos worth watching.



‘The drone revolution’: Ecuadorians revolt against repressive US-backed President Lenin Moreno’s neoliberal policies

Ecuador’s workers are rising up against the IMF-mandated neoliberal economic reforms of President Lenin Moreno, a close ally of Washington who calls them “zánganos,” or drone bees.






Translation: # InformativoVoces The # ToqueDeQueda -Seven dead. -937 injured. -1,127 detainees. -Touch of a curfew from 15h00, decreed by @ Lenin . -Government withdrew television signal @ teleSUREcuador from Ecuador.


(David Bythewood) #164

I… don’t even know where to begin on this one.

Donald Trump did an impression of an orgasm and people are not here for it

Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s private meetings with conservative pundits

“The discussion in Silicon Valley is that Zuckerberg is very concerned about Barr’s DOJ bringing an enforcement action to break up the company. So the fear is Zuckerberg is trying to appease the Trump administration by not cracking down on right-wing propaganda.”


https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/14/facebook-zuckerberg-conservatives-private-meetings-046663


(David Bythewood) #165

That day Trump accidentally called for his own impeachment…
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Ohio Was Set to Purge 235,000 Voters. It Was Wrong About 20%.

When Ohio released a list of people it planned to strike from its voting rolls, around 40,000 people shouldn’t have been on it. The state only found out because of volunteer sleuthing.

‘Broken rung’ in corporate ladder stops women from getting to the top: Report

Trump’s ‘China Muse’ Has an Imaginary Friend

Who is Ron Vara? He only seems to exist in the books of Peter Navarro.

https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20191015-navarro?key=mi0Bff1vaLHL09_no2Emg3BNpV0dUW8oz4uPCYaaJHO3I3RVhzs_l4nI4k1KBr7xdzJFUjVCUmhtT2ZXTk9odmZORFdDaEh2VzJhV1ZVcjVGMUI2TEI4cXVIOA&fbclid=IwAR1LppQvwFXe3YOYMQKGTTltB7pAGXkO9KP69VOWn22ZBe8dvPG9JA4giAI

Ron Vara has strong opinions. He thinks you’ve “got to be nuts to eat Chinese food.” He doles out little scraps of wisdom, like “Don’t play checkers in a chess world.” Vara is a military veteran and Harvard-trained economist who made seven figures in the stock market by investing in companies that do well during international crises. His contrarian savvy earned him an ominous-sounding nickname: Dark Prince of Disaster.

Vara makes frequent cameos in the books of Peter Navarro, a White House adviser who is often referred to as Trump’s “China muse.” Before joining the White House, Navarro was a professor of economics and public policy at the University of California at Irvine and the author of books like Death by China: Confronting the Dragon — A Global Call to Action and The Coming China Wars: Where They Will Be Fought and How They Can Be Won (FT Press). He’s since become one of Trump’s most dogged defenders, telling CNN recently that “I am never disappointed in my president.”

Trump seems to have faith in Navarro, too. The Wall Street Journal reported in August that when the president decided to impose tariffs on China, the only adviser in favor of the plan was Navarro.

China scholars and fellow economists tend to be less enthused. Navarro doesn’t have a background in Chinese studies, doesn’t speak the language, and reportedly made his first trip to the country only last year. Justin Wolfers, a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, once wrote that Navarro “stands so far outside the mainstream that he endorses few of the key tenets of the profession.”


Impeachment Inquiry into Trump 2019
#166

More from this insane man…:exploding_head:


#167

More insane T administration people…:exploding_head:

Top Trump administration economic adviser Peter Navarro made up an economist he has quoted regularly in his books named Ron Vara, Tom Bartlett writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

“Those who know Navarro well, [Greg] Autry says, were fully aware that Ron Vara was a phony source who often popped up in his books. He said Vara was Navarro’s ‘alter ego,’ an ‘everyman character’ who dispenses cutesy business aphorisms as well as dire warnings about Chinese food.”

  • Ron Vara happens to be an anagram of Navarro’s last name.
  • That’s just one of many interesting details about the character who Navarro once wrote placed short bets against the stocks of 2 nuclear power-reliant companies literally 2 days before the worst nuclear disaster in human history at Chernobyl.

There’s more: Navarro similarly quoted Leslie LeBon when writing about the dangers of China, who a Google book search revealed is his wife.


Day 1008
(David Bythewood) #168

I don’t think anybody had “condoning genocide with the ‘nobody’s innocent’ excuse” on their bingo card of Trump atrocities.

The Kurds may not be angels, but Trump is the devil.


(David Bythewood) #169

I really want this to be fake.

But it really isn’t.

Addendum: somebody noticed this was dated the 9th. The day after Erdogan invaded. And I just learned he had copies handed out to everybody in his big meeting today. Proudly. Like a child showing off his bad macaroni art.




The part where Donnie thinks his betrayal of the Kurds, leading to mass murder & Russia taking over the region, is strategically brilliant isn’t the most horrifying part.

That would be where he AGAIN accuses the Kurds of PURPOSELY releasing ISIS.


(David Bythewood) #170

The man has the empathy of a daytime trainwreck talk show host. What the HELL?

Trump ‘ambushes’ parents of British teenager Harry Dunn by revealing woman accused of killing their son, who had fled to the US to avoid prosecution, was waiting in next room.


#171

Marci Wheeler of Emptywheel.net conjectures this…one domino falls onto the next one…

T’S ROSEBUD = Putin


(David Bythewood) #172

Trump told Theresa May he doubted Russia was behind Skripal poisoning

The US president reportedly disputed UK’s ‘overwhelming evidence’ of Russian involvement in Salisbury attack

Like the police working with the mob.

Russia says it is starting to resume U.S. cyber cooperation: TASS


#173

(David Bythewood) #174

So this is why Pompeo and Pence hauled ass over to Turkey. Not for the Kurds, we knew that, and not because of the outrage of the American people.

Turkey ‘effectively holding 50 US nuclear bombs hostage’ at air base


#175

Yes it is


(David Bythewood) #176

Such… an embarrassment.

2 female astronauts politely corrected Trump midspacewalk after the president made a galling error


Trump’s actual response:


Mike Pompeo doesn’t understand “hypothetical.”


The Trump regime is a constant cavalcade of clownish buffoonery and half-century old allusions.



(David Bythewood) #177

Partisan Divide Grows Over Opioid Settlement Plan


#178

“You people with this phony Emoluments Clause,” Trump


(David Bythewood) #179

I’ve had to write this thread because the Lev Parnas letter has people noticing Melania’s signature again:


(Eleanor) #180

Buckle down it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. You may now put your trays in the upright position. :grin:


(David Bythewood) #181

Twice as many companies paying zero taxes under Trump tax plan

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act lowered the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. In its first year, the number of companies paying no taxes went from 30 to 60.