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          The slippery slope      Cache   Translate Page      

The author, Leda Fisher, argues that males who have names such as “Jake, Chad, or Alex” have been taught that their voices are the “most important,” but that after listening to these individuals speak, Fisher has decided that not only do these voices lack value, they should also be silenced.

There’s a Jake Tapper at CNN that should take notice of this.
Tuition at that school is over U$50,000.


          Ralph Northam      Cache   Translate Page      

I rarely read CNN so I wouldn’t know.

What do feel has been taken out of context?


          A Reporter's Diary From Venezuela: "Insolent American Bastards Should Be Hanged On The First Tree"      Cache   Translate Page      

Via The Saker blog,

Reporter’s Diary from Venezuela.

Georgy Zotov (author of AIF weekly)

This is the personal view of the correspondent on today’s life of Caracas.

Translated by Scott

Day one...

Our Air France flight was grounded in Paris for 5 hours; no one wants to land in Venezuela in the middle of the night, due to the “dangerous criminal situation.” The airliner is half empty, the passengers, judging by nervous conversations, are only Venezuelans. A taxi driver, while leaving the airport, locks the doors, and sweetly warns that after dark, bandits scatter spikes on the roads and rob the stranded cars. “Oh, don’t worry, Amigo, I have an old car. They are not interested in old, cars.” That’s where you understand why Caracas is ranked first in the ranking of the most dangerous cities in the world. It’s too late for supper, but I at least want to exchange my US dollars for Venezuelan bolivars. I ask my cab driver. He violently shakes his head:

“No, no, no. I do not mess with such things, it’s illegal!”

“Whatever,” I laugh at him.

“Tomorrow, someone will take the dollars, maybe even with my hands torn off.” I was wrong…

The following morning, no one at the hotel wants to look at my dollars.

The hotel employee tells me to go to one of the official “exchange stores” but honestly adds: “only Americans, or complete jerks go there.”

In Venezuela, the official dollar exchange rate is 200 bolivars, and the “black market” exchange rate is 2,715. And if you exchange your currency in a bank, then according to this calculation, a bottle of ordinary water will cost 330 rubles, and a modest lunch in an inexpensive cafe—7,000 rubles per person. Judging by the stories on the Internet, in Venezuelan people should simply kill each other for dollars, but this is not the case.

There is also other things different from perception. On western news, it is shown that demonstrators fight with police daily, tens killed, hundreds wounded, the sea of blood. But in Caracas, all is quiet. In an afternoon, people are sitting in cafes and idly sipping rum with ice, while maintenance crews sweep the streets. It turns out that the world ‘s leading TV new sources (including CNN and the BBC) show some fantasy film about Venezuela. “Demonstrations?” yawns Alejandro, a street vendor selling corn. “Well, Saturday there will be one, sort of. On one end of the city will be a rally of opposition supporters, and on the other, Maduro supporters. The police keep them separate to prevent fights.”

Amazing.

You browse the Internet, you turn on the TV, and you see the revolution, the people dying on streets to overthrow the “evil dictator Maduro.” And you come here, and nobody cares.

Then it got even better. Never in my life have I had so many adventures while trying to exchange one currency for another. The country has a problem with cash money, long queues waiting for the ATM, and even the street dealers of “currency” have no “efectivo,” as they call cash. I wander inside a jewelry store and ask if they want some “green.” The answer is “No.” Everyone acts like law-abiding citizens. I am told that police recently started arresting people for private exchange, that’s why people don’t want to associate. One owner of the jewelry store almost agrees.

“What do you have? Dollars? No, I won’t take that.”

“Why now?”

“I take only the Euros …dollar, man, is the currency of the aggressor, they try to tell us how to live!”

Damn it! I have money in my pocket, and I can’t even buy lunch! Finally, a certain woman, nursing a baby in a workplace, very reluctantly agrees to exchange 2,200 bolivars for a “buck.” I want to curse her out, but I have to live somehow. Bolivars seem like a beautiful, unattainable currency, which hides all the benefits of the world, that’s why they are so hard to get. I’m nodding in agreement. The woman calls somewhere, and asks to wait. After 15 minutes she tells me that “there is a problem.” Of course, money is not to be found. Her man couldn’t withdraw them from the ATM, everywhere the ATMs are on a strict daily rate.

“President Maduro is fighting for the strengthening of the national currency,” explained the nursing mother. “We all use our cards to pay for everything.”

I don’t know how it works, but yesterday an exchange rate was 3,200 bolívars for 1 dollar, and today the “bucks” fell to 2,700. I have started to realize that in the very next few days I’ll starve to death with dollars in my pocket. A unique fate, perhaps, that has never happen in history.

In the next kiosk cash for gold place I am offered a plastic debit card loaded with local money, and then I would try my luck withdrawing bills from neighboring ATMs. “Or, maybe not, if you’re not lucky.” Well, of course. By the way, an attempt to buy a SIM card for the phone also fails. They don’t sell them to foreigners, you need a Venezuelan ID card. Yes, and I have nothing to pay for it. The feeling is that the dollar is a gift that no one wants. Sadly, I walk by stores. People come out of there with packages of eggs, bread, packs of butter. The range is not like in Moscow, of course, but again, if you believe the news on TV, Venezuela is suffering from a terrible famine, supermarkets are empty, and people are fighting each other for food. Nothing like that. There are queues, but not kilometers long. In general, television stations in the United States and Europe (and ours too) created their own Venezuela, drawn like a terrible cartoon. I walk into a cafe at random.

“Will you accept dollars for lunch?” I ask hopelessly.

“Yes, at the rate of “black market” they whispered to me.

“But the change will also be in dollars... sorry, no bolivars at all...we’ve been hunting for them ourselves for weeks.”

My first day in Venezuela is over. How unusual. I’ve been here for 24 hours, and I’ve not held a Bolivian bill in my hand. Oh, but there will be more...

Day two...

60 liters of gasoline here cost five cents, and a basket of basic food products - 50 rubles (about 90 cents).

“The gas station,” my driver reaches into his purse and takes out a banknote of 2 Bolivar. The exchange rate of the Venezuelan currency changes every day, and today it is 2,580 bolivars per one dollar. In Russian money, that is 10 cents. “We must now fill a full tank,” says the taxi driver. 60 liters of gasoline cost 1 bolívar, but we give the 2 bolivars bill, because there is no 1 bolivar bill.  I can’t believe that is a full tank of fuel costs FIVE CENTS?

“And how much can you even fill at this price?”

“Once a day for every citizen. And it’s enough for me.”

All the way to the center city, the driver scolds President Maduro, and tells me how much he loves America, and how it will be good when the “guy with mustache” is finally overthrow by the Americans.

I start to think that I don’t feel sorry for Maduro at all. He really corrupted en entire country with such generous handouts. And they willingly take, but no one says “thank you,” just that they want more and more.

On the street there is a long line into a “social supermarket,” a place you can buy 400 types of goods at the solid low prices. These shops were established by the late President Hugo Chavez “to fight inflation and protect the poor.” The stores are funded by the Venezuelan government. The buyer comes with a passport, gets a number, and waits in line until they are allowed to enter and buy a certain set of products. The selection isn’t very impressive, only the essentials: chicken, bananas, pineapples, sausages, milk. A box of these food items costs of equivalent of 50 rubles. CNN and the BBC show videos of Venezuelans wrapped in rolls of toilet paper and sadly wandering across the border with Colombia. The toilet paper is found in absolutely every store, and without any problems. I am once again simply amazed: Western TV news is something from Hollywood, they are not reporting but making fantasy blockbusters. On the BBC website I read that hungry Venezuelan children after school go to take a look at the street vendors cooking meat. I’ve been all over the town. Restaurants, cafes, eateries, during the lunch hour are crowded, and people look well-dressed. The mass hunger, the Western media paints for us, doesn’t exist in reality.

I take a few pictures inside the supermarket, and I am immediately approached by the workers or “Maduro followers.”

“It’s forbidden to take pictures here.”

“Is this a military facility?”

“Leave or we’ll call the police.”

“Listen, everywhere on TV they tell us that there is hunger in Venezuela. I want to prove that the reality is different.”

“We are not interested, we just work here: leave immediately!”

I started to understand perfectly well why Nicolas Maduro lost the information war. Hugo Chavez was often praised even in private conversations, but even Chavez supporters find little positive to say about Maduro.  When people protested against Hugo’s endless nominations as the head of state, he used to meet them with the open arms, smiling and saying : “Guys, what’s the problem? I’m your President, I love you, let’s sit down and talk!” Maduro doesn’t have this image of being one of the guys. He is not able to communicate with the public, and his assistants, like the employees of the social store, can only push and ban and threaten with the police.

On the streets, provincial farmers sell fruits and vegetables: mango, tomatoes, cucumbers. All about the same price of 25 rubles per kilogram. Here, a dozen eggs from street vendors is 4,800 bolivars or about 130 rubles, and that is not cheap. During the peak of oil prices, when a barrel of oil was sold for $150, Venezuela lived on the principle of a rich fool. To develop domestic production? No, what is that nonsense?  We can buy every triviality abroad. Even the managers of the oil production weren’t local, they hired specialists from Europe, and paid them a lot of money. Food imports into the country reached 95 percent. And now the situation is not too different. When I order my meal in a cafe (incidentally, still paying in dollars, all attempts to change dollars to bolivars failed), I get excellent pork. “Where is it from?” “From Colombia.” “And chicken?” “From Brazil, that’s why it’s so expensive.” Even flour for bread comes from neighboring Guyana. Chavez and his successor Maduro wanted to be “people’s presidents,” handing out money left and right. But then oil prices collapsed, food shortages began, and people rebelled. People demand as before: cheap food in supermarkets, gasoline for nothing, and they don’t want to hear anything more or less.

“Chavez was a great guy!” says a fan of the former president, 75-year-old Raul Romero, dressed in a red “chavist” shirt.

 “Maduro is nothing like him! There is speculators on the streets, he does nothing. In his time, Chavez arrested the dealers raising food  prices, closed their shops, confiscated land from landowners, and gave it to the people. We need a firm hand, a real dictatorship!”

In the TV world, Maduro is portrayed as a dictator and executioner, although in Venezuela, he is openly scolded for being meek; they draw cartoon of him, and insult him as much as they can. But who cares about the truth? Much more colorful to show the suffering for the toilet paper.

Day three...

“I got robbed by a COP for my phone. I’m talking on the cell phone outside, he walks over to me, pokes in my side with his gun. “Give me your mobile.” I don’t understand immediately, and automatically continue the conversation. He cocks his gun, and says, “Kill.” I give him my phone. It’s still good, I love being robbed by cops. They are not bandits from the “Barrios,” the poor neighborhoods in the mountains, who can shoot you first and then rummage your corpse’s pockets. I’m lucky, I’ve lived in Venezuela for 27 years and this was the first time I was “hop-stopped.” A lot of people get robbed every year.

I am talking to Mikhail, a citizen of Russia living in Venezuela since the beginning of the nineties. He helps me move around Caracas and instructs me on how to visit the local slums. “You don’t have protection? Oh, who would doubt that. Then leave your watch, phone, and camera at the hotel. Take some money for a taxi, you also have to have some cash in case you get ambushed, otherwise they might get offended and kill you. Sometimes, people get shot in an arm and a leg, that survivable.” After such a nice story, I still go to the “Barrios.” It is there that the supporters of President Nicolas Maduro mainly live. According to CNN and BBC, impoverished people in Venezuela are revolting against the government. Nothing can be further from the truth; it’s a wealthy middle class that goes to demonstrate. Maduro is applauded in poor neighborhoods, because the President gives their residents free food sets enough for a month and gives free (!) apartments. Formally, they belong to the state, but people live in them for generations.

“I will cut a throat for the President,” a heavily-tattooed man smiles menacingly, and introduces himself as Emilio.

“Who else would give me food and a ‘roof ‘ for free? He is our father and benefactor.”

Maduro deliberately does not touch such people, which is why crime in Caracas gushes over the edge. I am advised not to stop on the street to look at anything, but just to keep going, otherwise bandits will have time to look closely at me. That’s why they have constant robberies on the streets, plus the police and the national guard can easily take away your favorite things. No one can be happy about all these. “I love Russians,” told me the businessman Carlos while conversing over coffee near the Plaza de Bolivar.

But you’d better send Maduro economic advisers. Teach him a lesson! He doesn’t know anything about economy. He has one recipe for everything, to give more money to the poor, more free apartments, free food, free gasoline, to build a full communism here. But with this, sorry, any state would collapse.”

The opposition rally in the Western part of Caracas is huge, at least 100 thousand people gathered. The protesters are friendly to me, Russia here is respected. It is not considered an enemy. Zero aggression at all… and then I  wonder about what I see on CNN, videos of the opposition being rolled into a pancake by tanks. The police keep the neutrality, it disappears from the streets, to not give a cause to provocateurs. People are happily waving flying in the sky military helicopter. Many-in t-shirts with the American flag, a man passes by, holding a hand-written poster with the altered slogan of Donald Trump -“Make Venezuela great again.”

“Do you love the U.S.?”

“Yes, adore it!”

“I remember you already had a pro-American President in 1993, Carlos Andrés Pérez. He sharply raised the price of gasoline, 80% of the goods were imported, he drove the republic into billions of IMF debts. People went to demonstrations, and Pérez drowned them in blood, killing 2,000 people…then he fled to America.”

The man freezes, with his mouth open. Finally, he gets the gift of speech back.

“I hope this time the pro-American President will be different.”

“Are you sure?”

“Sorry, I have nothing to say.”

Asking the girl from the opposition how she feels about the US:

“The US is our neighbor, let them change the power here.”

“In countries where the US changed power like Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands people were killed. Are you ready for this?”

Again, she pauses and sighs.

“No, no, no. We are not Africa or Asia. All will go peacefully. Venezuelans will not kill each other.”

Where the opinions splits is the question of whether the free gasoline and free food packages will remain with an American-instilled government. Many are sincerely sure that the “freebies” will remain under a new president. How else? The minority that recognizes that state gifts will be canceled say that they at least “we will be free.” As I said, the protesters are mostly well-dressed, well-off people. By the way, the leader of the opposition, Juan Guido, also has no real economic program promising to “quadruple the oil production.” No one thinks that after that price will fall four times. In short, I get a feeling that neither the President, nor the opposition, know anything about the economy in Venezuela.

The demonstrations in support of Maduro take place at the other end of the city, to prevent the opponents from fighting.

“You Americans are insolent!” screamed an old woman in a red t-shirt rushing towards me.

“Bastards! You should be hanged on a first tree! Cheers to socialism!”

“I’m Russian, grandma.”

The old lady recoils.

“Sorry, please.”

“Don’t get that upset, senora.”

Many people gathered here are joyful, dancing and singing.

A soldier stands in front of me and doesn’t allow me to take any pictures. Not just me, but also other passers-by.

“You can’t take pictures here.”

“Says who?”

“President Maduro.”

No, Maduro is definitely doing everything he can to be disliked. Those gathering here are poor, blue-collared workers and farmers from the suburbs. I am interested , honestly, were you brought here on the busses? “Yes, he did!” says one grandfather, proudly displaying a portrait of Che Guevara.

“But I would walk here for Maduro! It’s a lie that we were paid to be here.”

Other people applaud him happily. I shake hands. “Russians are welcome! Venezuela loves you, you’re home.”

The day of rallies is over. The maintenance crews came to the sidewalk, strewn with plastic bottles, crumpled packs of cigarettes, and other debris left after by a cloud. At the entrance of an old house, old people drink coffee.

“They say that today some general has defected to the side of the opposition,” says one of them.

“Some significant person.”

“What’s this guy’s name?”

“Who knows?”

Venezuela is split in half. And the situation there may change at any moment.


          The vape market is hotting up      Cache   Translate Page      
This report, from CNN a day ago, is interesting in terms of getting behind the hype of vaping and into health matters. Vaping has been on my mind recently because of a couple of supplier pitches I have heard about how to tap into this market in Australia. For the record, I have no interest […]
          Elizabeth Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change      Cache   Translate Page      
LAWRENCE, Mass. – Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone."

Warren delivered a sharp call for change at her presidential kickoff, decrying a "middle-class squeeze" that has left Americans crunched with "too little accountability for the rich, too little opportunity for everyone else." She and her backers hope that message can distinguish her in a crowded Democratic field and help her move past the controversy surrounding her past claims to Native American heritage.

Weaving specific policy prescriptions into her remarks, from Medicare for All to the elimination of Washington "lobbying as we know it," Warren avoided taking direct jabs at President Donald Trump. She aimed for a broader institutional shift instead, urging supporters to choose "a government that makes different choices, choices that reflect our values."

Trump "is not the cause of what's broken," Warren told an elated crowd without using the president's name. "He's just the latest - and most extreme - symptom of what's gone wrong in America."

In a tweet, Trump referenced the controversy over her Native American identity, once again using the insulting nickname he's given her.

"Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President," Trump tweeted. "Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!"

Warren announced her campaign in her home state of Massachusetts at a mill site where factory workers went on strike in the early 20th century, a fitting forum for the longtime consumer advocate to advance her platform.

Supporters turned out in below-freezing temperatures, many hoisting signs — "Win With Warren," one read. A Massachusetts bakery created "Persist" cookies for the event to honor the candidate's slogan, "Nevertheless, She Persisted," words first spoken in the Senate to rebuke her.

Warren's rollout rally was a potent motivator for longtime supporters such as Mo Malekafzaly and Carlos Garcia, two longtime backers who attended her rally from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

The choice of Lawrence to start her campaign "shows who she's fighting for," Garcia said. Asked if fellow New Englander Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, could pose a serious threat to Warren in New Hampshire's critical primary should he get into the race, Garcia said Warren is "such an effective communicator that I think that people will respond to that very well."

Warren went straight from her kickoff to New Hampshire, home to the nation's first primary, where her campaign projected that 350 people turned out for an event in the city of Dover. She plans to spend Sunday in Iowa, where the leadoff caucuses will be the first test of candidates' viability.

Warren was the first high-profile Democrat to signal interest in running for the White House, forming an exploratory committee on New Year's Eve.

She was endorsed and introduced Saturday by Massachusetts Democrats Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Kennedy's backing could prove valuable for Warren, given his status as a rising young Democratic star and his friendship with one of her potential 2020 rivals, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas.

Warren enters the race as one of the party's most recognizable figures. She has spent the past decade in the national spotlight, first emerging as a consumer activist during the financial crisis. She later led the congressional panel that oversaw the 2008 financial industry bailout. After Republicans blocked her from running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency she helped create, she ran for the Senate in 2012 and unseated a GOP incumbent.

She has $11 million left over from her commanding 2018 Senate re-election victory that can be used on her presidential run.

Still, Warren must compete against other popular Democrats who will be able to raise substantial money. A recent CNN poll found that fewer Democrats said they'd be very likely to support Warren if she runs than said the same of former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sanders. Still, about as many Democrats said they'd be at least somewhat likely to support Warren as said the same of Harris or Sanders.

That challenge is on display this weekend as Democratic presidential contenders — or those considering a run — fan out across the crucial early-voting states. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is in Iowa, while New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is visiting South Carolina. Another possible presidential rival, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, planned to be in New Hampshire on Saturday, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar is announcing her bid Sunday in her home state of Minnesota.

And Warren's launch comes at a challenging moment for the 69-year-old senator. She's apologized twice over the past two weeks for claiming Native American identity on multiple occasions early in her career. That claim has created fodder for Republicans and could overshadow her campaign.

On Saturday, Trump's re-election campaign manager was quick to respond to her candidacy and called her "a fraud."

Warren got notable backup from Gillibrand, however, who called her Senate colleague "an extraordinary public servant." Speaking to reporters in South Carolina, Gillibrand said Trump's treatment of women, particularly women of color, was "outrageous."

The campaign launch will test whether the controversy is simply a Washington obsession or a substantive threat to her candidacy. Doug Rubin, a Boston-based strategist who advised Warren during her first Senate run in 2012, said in an interview that most voters will respond to "the powerful message she's been talking about," in terms of battling social and economic injustices, rather than the back-and-forth over her personal identity.

Another threat could come from a fellow senator who has yet to announce his own plans for 2020: Sanders. They're both leaders of the Democrats' liberal vanguard, but some Sanders supporters are still upset Warren didn't support him during his 2016 primary run against Hillary Clinton. And as a senator from Vermont who won the New Hampshire primary, he would likely go into the Granite State as an early favorite if he decided to run again.

Sheri Clark Nadell, a Maine resident who traveled to Warren's New Hampshire event, said that while she likes Sanders and voted for him in his previous campaign, she is less inclined to do so now.

"I'm not sure, at this point, that he could win," Nadell said. "And I feel sad saying that. But we need to win."

Despite their similarities, Warren and Sanders have taken somewhat divergent paths in recent months as they prepare for the primary. After proposing an "ultra-millionaire tax" that would hit the wealthiest 75,000 households in America, Warren told Bloomberg News last week that she continues to "believe in capitalism" but wants to see stricter rules to prevent gaming the system — a marked contrast with the self-described democratic socialism of Sanders.


          Comment on CNN Hits Heather Nauert for Interviewing Robert Spencer by felix1999      Cache   Translate Page      
Heather Nauert can hold her own. ... Nauert, 48, is an unorthodox choice for the UN role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April 2017 after several years as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News, including on the “Fox and Friends” show watched by Trump. Haley also didn’t have foreign policy experience when she took the UN posting, but she had twice been elected governor of South Carolina. Nevertheless, Nauert has gained Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s trust after being excluded from the inner circle of his predecessor, Rex Tillerson. <b> I don't like this </b> - She is also closely aligned with Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/12/06/report-president-trump-likely-to-nominate-heather-nauert-as-u-n-ambassador/ Javanka loved Mooch too and he was a foul mouthed disaster as a Communications Director replacement. Heather has more sense. When she holds a presser or chairs a meeting, she reminds me of Nurse Ratchet. http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/59/77159-004-4BB0ED20.jpg http://memecrunch.com/meme/BUSWM/nurse-ratchet-at-your-setvice/image.png
          Comment on One-sided debate discussing Democrats plummeting support for Israel on anti-Israel CNN by Anaksuper Nuakal      Cache   Translate Page      
Didn't you read the piece about muslim who committed killing on someone and was in examination of having mental illness? That should give you a hint of what islam can do to humans.
          Comment on One-sided debate discussing Democrats plummeting support for Israel on anti-Israel CNN by Anaksuper Nuakal      Cache   Translate Page      
Muslims are cowards that's why they depend on lies. They couldn't even fight one single man, but when many of them defended their so-called lion king habeeb, this habeeb would flee the country to evade the law, despite being defended by many muslims. Coward. Gaza camp is similar to jews camp under nazi??? LOL, seriously what camp did you mean you lying motherfukker? The gaza camp I heard was built for refugees of gaza as the part of terror attacks committed by hamas, and when israelis were trying to move them to permanent housing, you can guess what happened. The arabs condemned them. Now will you be more supportive on your death camp? LOL
          Comment on CNN Hits Heather Nauert for Interviewing Robert Spencer by felix1999      Cache   Translate Page      
I can not imagine listening to them for news. They lie. They are so snarky and full of hateful vitriol, they'd make me crazy!
          Comment on CNN Hits Heather Nauert for Interviewing Robert Spencer by felix1999      Cache   Translate Page      
Robert Spencer is a good man. I have learned allot from him and his website.
          Comment on CNN Hits Heather Nauert for Interviewing Robert Spencer by Dnnis      Cache   Translate Page      
Once again Spencer’s speaks of and to reality. The Medias failure to see and speak to that reality is mind boggling. Islamophobia is not simply an irrational position to take when the horrific conduct of the Islamic radicals is justified by their inane belief system that promotes violence over peaceful result. I see it every day on the media stations broadcast by CNN, MSNBC and others as I channel thru the respective networks. I commend people like Spencer who will talk and write the truth and I wish him and those like him success is presenting their important message to the people who will be most hurt by those who refuse to recognize that truth, or are motivated by other interest to ignore it.
          Illinois may make gun buyers show their social media accounts to police to get a gun license      Cache   Translate Page      
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — An Illinois state legislator has proposed a measure that would require police to screen the social media profiles of potential gun buyers. Illinois state Rep. Daniel Didech introduced the bill and told CNN that “the Parkland kids played a big role” in inspiring him to pursue the measure. He felt he and other lawmakers were taking a more proactive approach to preventing gun tragedies rather than only acting in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting. “Everybody’s […]
          Lessons from the Whitaker hearing      Cache   Translate Page      
Lessons from the Whitaker hearing

by digby



From Natasha Bertrand at the Atlantic:

It took about five minutes of questioning for the acting attorney general to provoke gasps and jeers in the congressional hearing room. “Your five minutes is up,” Matthew Whitaker, an ex–U.S. attorney turned toilet salesman, told the House Judiciary Committee’s Democratic chairman, Jerry Nadler. Nadler cracked a smile, but from that point on, the rules of engagement seemed clear: Whitaker, with just days remaining in his legally dubious role as the interim head of the Justice Department, appeared to be playing to an audience of one.

President Donald Trump appointed Whitaker late last year to replace Jeff Sessions, whose recusal from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in early 2017 was viewed by the president as an unforgivable betrayal. But Whitaker was not the obvious replacement—he served for a few years as a U.S. attorney in Iowa, but spent far longer in private practice and partisan politics. He also served as a paid advisory-board member of a fraudulent invention-promotion firm. Later, he was the executive director of a conservative nonprofit funded by dark money. And then came his stint as a CNN commentator in 2017, during which he blasted Mueller and opined that his probe had “gone too far.” All of this received heavy scrutiny as the constitutional basis of his appointment was challenged in the courts.

But Friday marked his first oversight hearing on Capitol Hill.

“I’m confused, I really am,” Democratic Representative Hakeem Jeffries told Whitaker at one point. “We’re all trying figure out: Who are you, where did you come from, and how the heck did you become the head of the Department of Justice?”

Despite the lingering questions about his resume and suspicions about why he was appointed over Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who would have been Sessions’s natural replacement, Whitaker presented himself to Nadler, a 13-term congressman, with the same aloofness and disdain for tradition that often seems typical of the Trump White House. And that may have been on purpose. Whitaker, whose tenure ends when Bill Barr is confirmed as attorney general next week, will need a new job. He has reportedly been considered for the role of Trump’s chief of staff. And though he testified under oath that he had “not interfered in any way with the special counsel’s investigation,” he repeatedly declined to contradict Trump’s claims that Mueller is on a “witch hunt.”

Chuck Rosenberg, a former senior Justice Department official who resigned in 2017, said it would have been “easy” for Whitaker to say that Mueller’s investigation is legitimate, as Barr did during his recent confirmation hearings. “I don’t know how somebody could be that cowardly,” he added. But doing so would have undermined what is arguably his boss’s most important talking point—and that would not have been a good move for Whitaker if he was, in fact, auditioning for his next position

I hear he wants to be chief of staff when Mulvaney abandons ship (as he's rumored to be desperate to do.)

It's looking good for him. Last night he thumbed his nose at all the ethics snobs by running over to the Trump hotel to show his fealty to his criminal boss and put some money in his pocket.


And the boss is pleased:


President Trump watched live cable coverage of yesterday's chippy Hill testimony by acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, and liked what he saw.

The big picture: "He liked the combative approach," said an outside West Wing adviser familiar with Trump's thinking. "He thought the Democrats were grandstanding." Inside the White House, according to the adviser, here were the lessons learned: Do not give an inch, push back, resist, delay, deflect.

The officials recognize a key flaw in this strategy: Some Trump Cabinet members, likely bound for the witness chair, don't have the experience or agility to pull a Whitaker.

Longtime Hill watchers struggled to remember a time when an administration witness had treated a committee with such disdain: 

  • In the most memorable moment, Whitaker sassed House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.): "Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up," using the committee's rules to bat away a question. 
  • MSNBC host Ari Melber called Whitaker "remarkably rude … at times a jerk" to members who were asking straightforward questions. 
  • Remember: The Senate is expected to confirm Bill Barr as attorney general as soon as next week. So Whitaker's performance is mainly a window into Whitaker.
A House Democratic leadership aide familiar with the new majority's investigation strategy told me after yesterday's hearing: 
"We watched Dems, having been frustrated for two years with little to no oversight from the Republicans, demanding answers from a top administration official — the first under this new Congress — who came in belligerent and unwilling to cooperate is even the smallest ways." 
"This is no means the end."

The GOP's gamble: The White House recognizes that it can do little to resist the House Dems' demands for testimony. Republicans just hope that over time, they can argue to their base that Dems have been guilty of overreach and "show trials." 
A Republican political operative and Capitol Hill veteran told me: "It doesn’t take long for ordinary voters — who are very different from people in Washington — to start seeing participating committee members as pompous, rude and belittling, and begin to side with whoever is sitting in the hot seat."

If I had to guess,  the press will go along with the Republican plan. I've seen pearl-clutching today about Democratic rudeness in the hearing so I'm guessing that unless they lay down and let Trump's cronies walk all over them, the media will end up siding with the Trumpies.

Remember folks, many members of the media are yearning to be able to blame both sides for the political mess we are in. It's very uncomfortable for them to have to report that the Republicans are batshit crazy. (Keep an eye on the NY Times and CNN's biggest stars...)  They know that half the country sees telling the truth as political bias so they reach for anything to prove they are "just as hard on Democrats."

As the Dems exert their power to thwart the Republicans they will go above and beyond to portray that as the same as GOP lunacy.

Just be aware. It's coming.

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          Democratic Rep. blows AG Whitaker's hair back with rapid fire questioning      Cache   Translate Page      

All you really need to know about Donald Trump’s choice for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is that Trump felt Jeff Sessions wasn’t corrupt enough to continue in the position. Whitaker has been a hostile witness in front of the House Committee on Friday, acting both condescending and ornery at any and all questions sent his way by House democrats. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) can talk fast and doesn’t suffer bullies lightly, and his intense questioning of Whitaker was a master class in fighting fire with fire.

Rep. Cicilline opened by negating the almost sociopathic evasive answer pattern Whitaker has employed during Friday’s hearings—thanking and appreciating every single question before not answering any single question.

Rep. Cicilline: Mr. Whitaker, I will be straight. I will cut you off if you make long speeches. You do not need to thank me for asking, or complementing me. I assume that they're all great questions and you're grateful.

Hehe.

Rep. Ciclline: One, you were briefed by special counsel, did you share that information with members of staff, the information you learned in the briefing from the special counsel or his team?

Whitaker uses this moment to remind Rep. Cicilline that he isn’t answering any questions about Donald Trump because he’s not actually answering any questions. Cicilline begins to fire questions at Whitaker who does his best to slowly and monosyllabically evade them, realizing that he’s probably perjuring himself—but then again, what person in the Trump administration hasn’t perjured themselves? When it becomes clear that Whitaker isn’t going to be particularly illuminating in his answers, Rep. Cicilline decides to give him a dose of what it feels like to be disrespected by someone, as he just begins cutting him off after a word or two, knowing it’s a load of hot orange air coming out of Whitaker’s mouth.

Rep. Ciclline: You would not answer questions about conversations with the president, did you not? Whitaker: Yes, I did.

Rep. Ciclline: So you are not sitting here today saying the president has instructed you to answer questions, correct?

Whitaker: I'm not sitting here --

Rep. Ciclline:--You're prepared to answer all of the questions?

Whitaker: Congressman, I was pretty --

Rep. Ciclline:--Have you spoken to the president, Mr. Whitaker about the Mueller investigation?

Whitaker: Congressman, as I have previously testified, I did not talk to the president about the Mueller investigation.

Rep. Ciclline: Have you ever spoken to the president or member—or parts of his legal team—about information that you've learned in your capacity as acting attorney general related to the Mueller investigation or any other criminal investigation involving the president?

Whitaker: Congressman, while I have specifically been saying that I'm not going to comment about my conversations with the President or his senior staff. I have also been very clear that the president has not instructed me to do anything. 

Rep. Cicilline: That wasn't my question. My question is have you had conversations about what you learned. That's a yes or no.

Whittaker: Congressman, I have, I spend all day every day—

Rep. Cicilline: --Mr. Whitaker, my question is very specific: have you spoken to the President or his legal team about what you've learned in the Mueller investigation or were the related criminal investigation that may involve the president, yes or no?

Whitaker can’t and won’t answer this question because, well, he probably thinks this will keep him out of jail or at least on the mythical Trump-pardon list that Trump probably has scrawled on a napkin somewhere. Rep. Cicilline finishes by reading off a series of statements surrounding Matthew Whitaker’s alleged statements to St. John’s Law professor John Q. Barrett that he was going to try and get “noticed” by Trump, with his amazing ideas about how president Trump should be left alone by the Mueller investigation.

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Rep. Cicilline finishes by laying it all on the table:

Rep. Cicilline: You said all those things and they're all in print. And it answers Mr. Deutch’s (D-FL) question. The American people wondered just how is it that Mr. Whittaker becomes the acting Attorney General of the United States, in violation of existing statutes. Was he put there for a particular purpose. That wasn't a question.


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In a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said he found it "deeply concerning" that CNN was outside of Roger Stone's house the morning of his arrest.


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          Estafador trata de extorsionar a anciano de 94 años, sin saber que era ex-jefe del FBI y de la CIA      Cache   Translate Page      
Imagen: https://cnnespanol2.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/cia-fbi-william-webster.jpg?quality=100&strip=info&w=1024&strip=info Un hombre de Jamaica eligió a la persona equivocada para tratar de extorsionar: el único que lideró tanto al FBI como a la CIA. William Webster, quien ahora tiene 94 años, y su esposa Lynda, fueron el objetivo, hace cuatro años, de un hombre que estafaba bajo la modalidad de una lotería por teléfono o correo electrónico. Keniel Aeon Thomas, de Jamaica, le dijo a los Webster que incendiaría su casa o que un francotirador les dispararía en la parte posterior de la cabeza si no le pagaban miles de dólares, según las declaraciones de los fiscales. Los Webster dicen que utilizaron su conocimiento del FBI para ayudar a enviarlo a prisión, lo que hizo un juez federal este viernes después de que ambos declararan ante el tribunal. “Tenemos la suerte de tener algunos amigos que podrían ayudarnos”, dijo Lynda Webster al juez. William Webster recibió la primera llamada. El autor de la llamada, Thomas, se identificó como “David Morgan”, el jefe de “Mega Millions”. Thomas le dijo a Webster que había ganado 15,5 millones de dólares y un Mercedez-Benz y necesitaba transferir 50.000 dólares para cubrir los impuestos antes de cobrar el premio. Fue entonces cuando Webster acudió por primera vez al FBI. La persona que llamó volvió a intentarlo al día siguiente, llegando a William Webster una vez más, quien le dijo que no tenía el dinero disponible. Aproximadamente un mes después, Lynda Webster atendió una llamada de un número bloqueado en el teléfono de la casa de los Webster. Una vez más fue Thomas. El estafador en Jamaica dijo que estaba viendo la casa de los Webster, incluso describió a Lynda cómo era, y supo que no habían estado en casa la noche anterior. Lynda Webster pensó rápido. Todavía recordaba los números del FBI, dijo, así que durante la llamada con Thomas, tomó su teléfono celular y llamó a un agente para que escuchara. Esta vez, Thomas le dijo que tenía que pagar $ 6.000 o él la encontraría en su casa de ladrillos blancos y le pondría una bala “directamente a la cabeza”, según las presentaciones de la corte. Lynda Webster recibió dos llamadas más de “David Morgan” en los días siguientes. Dijo que debían pagar o que ella y William Webster serían asesinados. Thomas “dijo que el FBI y la CIA nunca lo encontrarían”, escribieron los fiscales en su denuncia penal inicial. Después de su arresto a fines de 2017, cuando se bajó de un avión en Nueva York para visitar a un amigo, Thomas se declaró culpable de un cargo de extorsión. Admitió haber amenazado a los Webster. “La amenaza de muerte a otra persona es el delito más grave”, dijo William Webster, quien también fue juez federal, en el tribunal durante la sentencia de Thomas este viernes. “No fuimos lastimados físicamente, ni fuimos víctimas”. La identidad de los Webster como víctimas en el caso no fue revelada hasta la audiencia del viernes. Anteriormente, en las presentaciones de casos eran llamados por sus iniciales y se referían a Webster solo como “un juez”. Fue el tercer director del FBI, el primero nombrado por el presidente Jimmy Carter, y luego pasó a ocupar el puesto principal de la CIA en 1987. Además de liderar el FBI y la CIA, Webster se desempeñó como juez federal de distrito y apelación en la década de 1970. Actualmente es presidente del Consejo Asesor de Seguridad Nacional. Más víctimas En su sentencia de este viernes, la juez principal Beryl Howell del tribunal de distrito en Washington señaló que Thomas tenía más de 30 víctimas y que había recaudado cientos de miles de dólares de ellas. Una de las víctimas, un californiano de 82 años, respondió a Thomas, quien se había llamado a sí mismo “Obama” por teléfono, enviándole más de 600.000 dólares en un año, dijeron los fiscales. Otro hombre en California le pagó a Thomas 87.000 dólares. Howell estaba asombrado de que el Departamento de Justicia no hubiera llevado a Thomas ante la justicia poco después de la terrible experiencia de los Webster en 2014, por la cual los fiscales presentaron una denuncia penal. No fue extraditado de Jamaica. Ella elogió el rápido actuar de los Webster en el caso. “Ustedes continuaron su servicio público”, dijo Howell a los Webster en la corte. “Es un verdadero honor tenerlos en mi corte”, agregó. Después de la audiencia, Lynda Webster no culpó al FBI y al lapso de cuatro años del Departamento de Justicia. Webster, quien dirige una empresa de gestión de eventos en Washington, dijo que ella y su esposo hablaron sobre su experiencia en el tribunal y ante la CNN como una forma de llamar la atención sobre los fraudes que afectan a las personas mayores. Los fiscales señalaron en sus documentos judiciales que estafas de lotería como estas han aumentado en la última década. A menudo se convierten en amenazas violentas cuando una víctima no paga. Se advierte a algunas víctimas que no hablen con otras personas sobre sus supuestas ganancias y se asustan por las amenazas y los detalles que los perpetradores saben acerca de sus objetivos por Google Earth y otros datos, dicen los fiscales. Los Websters todavía reciben llamadas fraudulentas, dijo Lynda Webster.
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          Reporter’s Diary from Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      
Reporter’s Diary from Venezuela
This is the personal view of the correspondent on today’s life of Caracas.
Translated by Scott

Day one…
Our Air France flight was grounded in Paris for 5 hours; no one wants to land in Venezuela in the middle of the night, due to the “dangerous criminal situation.” The airliner is half empty, the passengers, judging by nervous conversations, are only Venezuelans. A taxi driver, while leaving the airport, locks the doors, and sweetly warns that after dark, bandits scatter spikes on the roads and rob the stranded cars. “Oh, don’t worry, Amigo, I have an old car. They are not interested in old, cars.” That’s where you understand why Caracas is ranked first in the ranking of the most dangerous cities in the world. It’s too late for supper, but I at least want to exchange my US dollars for Venezuelan bolivars. I ask my cab driver. He violently shakes his head: “No, no, no. I do not mess with such things, it’s illegal!” “Whatever,” I laugh at him. “Tomorrow, someone will take the dollars, maybe even with my hands torn off.” I was wrong…
The following morning, no one at the hotel wants to look at my dollars. The hotel employee tells me to go to one of the official “exchange stores” but honestly adds: “only Americans, or complete jerks go there.”
In Venezuela, the official dollar exchange rate is 200 bolivars, and the “black market” exchange rate is 2,715. And if you exchange your currency in a bank, then according to this calculation, a bottle of ordinary water will cost 330 rubles, and a modest lunch in an inexpensive cafe—7,000 rubles per person. Judging by the stories on the Internet, in Venezuelan people should simply kill each other for dollars, but this is not the case. There is also other things different from perception. On western news, it is shown that demonstrators fight with police daily, tens killed, hundreds wounded, the sea of blood. But in Caracas, all is quiet. In an afternoon, people are sitting in cafes and idly sipping rum with ice, while maintenance crews sweep the streets. It turns out that the world ‘s leading TV new sources (including CNN and the BBC) show some fantasy film about Venezuela. “Demonstrations?” yawns Alejandro, a street vendor selling corn. “Well, Saturday there will be one, sort of. On one end of the city will be a rally of opposition supporters, and on the other, Maduro supporters. The police keep them separate to prevent fights.” Amazing. You browse the Internet, you turn on the TV, and you see the revolution, the people dying on streets to overthrow the “evil dictator Maduro.” And you come here, and nobody cares.
Then it got even better. Never in my life have I had so many adventures while trying to exchange one currency for another. The country has a problem with cash money, long queues waiting for the ATM, and even the street dealers of “currency” have no “efectivo,” as they call cash. I wander inside a jewelry store and ask if they want some “green.” The answer is “No.” Everyone acts like law-abiding citizens. I am told that police recently started arresting people for private exchange, that’s why people don’t want to associate. One owner of the jewelry store almost agrees. “What do you have? Dollars? No, I won’t take that.” “Why now?” “I take only the Euros …dollar, man, is the currency of the aggressor, they try to tell us how to live!”
Damn it! I have money in my pocket, and I can’t even buy lunch! Finally, a certain woman, nursing a baby in a workplace, very reluctantly agrees to exchange 2,200 bolivars for a “buck.” I want to curse her out, but I have to live somehow. Bolivars seem like a beautiful, unattainable currency, which hides all the benefits of the world, that’s why they are so hard to get. I’m nodding in agreement. The woman calls somewhere, and asks to wait. After 15 minutes she tells me that “there is a problem.” Of course, money is not to be found. Her man couldn’t withdraw them from the ATM, everywhere the ATMs are on a strict daily rate. “President Maduro is fighting for the strengthening of the national currency,” explained the nursing mother. “We all use our cards to pay for everything.” I don’t know how it works, but yesterday an exchange rate was 3,200 bolívars for 1 dollar, and today the “bucks” fell to 2,700. I have started to realize that in the very next few days I’ll starve to death with dollars in my pocket. A unique fate, perhaps, that has never happen in history.
In the next kiosk cash for gold place I am offered a plastic debit card loaded with local money, and then I would try my luck withdrawing bills from neighboring ATMs. “Or, maybe not, if you’re not lucky.” Well, of course. By the way, an attempt to buy a SIM card for the phone also fails. They don’t sell them to foreigners, you need a Venezuelan ID card. Yes, and I have nothing to pay for it. The feeling is that the dollar is a gift that no one wants. Sadly, I walk by stores. People come out of there with packages of eggs, bread, packs of butter. The range is not like in Moscow, of course, but again, if you believe the news on TV, Venezuela is suffering from a terrible famine, supermarkets are empty, and people are fighting each other for food. Nothing like that. There are queues, but not kilometers long. In general, television stations in the United States and Europe (and ours too) created their own Venezuela, drawn like a terrible cartoon. I walk into a cafe at random. “Will you accept dollars for lunch?” I ask hopelessly. “Yes, at the rate of “black market” they whispered to me. “But the change will also be in dollars…sorry, no bolivars at all…we’ve been hunting for them ourselves for weeks.”
My first day in Venezuela is over. How unusual. I’ve been here for 24 hours, and I’ve not held a Bolivian bill in my hand. Oh, but there will be more…

Day two…
60 liters of gasoline here cost five cents, and a basket of basic food products — 50 rubles (about 90 cents).
“The gas station,” my driver reaches into his purse and takes out a banknote of 2 Bolivar. The exchange rate of the Venezuelan currency changes every day, and today it is 2 580 bolivars per one dollar. In Russian money, that is 10 cents. “We must now fill a full tank,” says the taxi driver. 60 liters of gasoline cost 1 bolívar, but we give the 2 bolivars bill, because there is no 1 bolivar bill.  I can’t believe that is a full tank of fuel costs FIVE CENTS? “And how much can you even fill at this price?” “Once a day for every citizen. And it’s enough for me.” All the way to the center city, the driver scolds President Maduro, and tells me how much he loves America, and how it will be good when the “guy with mustache” is finally overthrow by the Americans. I start to think that I don’t feel sorry for Maduro at all. He really corrupted en entire country with such generous handouts. And they are willingly take, but no one says “thank you,” just that they want more and more.
On the street there is a long line into a “social supermarket,” a place you can buy 400 types of goods at the solid low prices. These shops were established by the late President Hugo Chavez “to fight inflation and protect the poor.” The stores are funded by the Venezuelan government. The buyer comes with a passport, gets a number, and waits in line until they are allowed to enter and buy a certain set of products. The selection isn’t very impressive, only the essentials: chicken, bananas, pineapples, sausages, milk. A box of these food items costs of equivalent of 50 rubles. CNN and the BBC show videos of Venezuelans wrapped in rolls of toilet paper and sadly wandering across the border with Colombia. The toilet paper is found in absolutely every store, and without any problems. I am once again simply amazed: Western TV news is something from Hollywood, they are not reporting but making fantasy blockbusters. On the BBC website I read that hungry Venezuelan children after school go to take a look at the street vendors cooking meat. I’ve been all over the town. Restaurants, cafes, eateries, during the lunch hour are crowded, and people look well-dressed. The mass hunger, the Western media paints for us, doesn’t exist in reality.
I take a few pictures inside the supermarket, and I am immediately approached by the workers or “Maduro followers.” “It’s forbidden to take pictures here.” “Is this a military facility?” “Leave or we’ll call the police.” “Listen, everywhere on TV they tell us that there is hunger in Venezuela. I want to prove that the reality is different.” “We are not interested, we just work here: leave immediately!” I started to understand perfectly well why Nicolas Maduro lost the information war. Hugo Chavez was often praised even in private conversations, but even Chavez supporters find little positive to say about Maduro.  When people protested against Hugo’s endless nominations as the head of state, he used to meet them with the open arms, smiling and saying : “Guys, what’s the problem? I’m your President, I love you, let’s sit down and talk!” Maduro doesn’t have this image of being one of the guys. He is not able to communicate with the public, and his assistants, like the employees of the social store, can only push and ban and threaten with the police.
On the streets, provincial farmers sell fruits and vegetables: mango, tomatoes, cucumbers. All about the same price of 25 rubles per kilogram. Here, a dozen eggs from street vendors is 4,800 bolivars or about 130 rubles, and that is not cheap. During the peak of oil prices, when a barrel of oil was sold for $150, Venezuela lived on the principle of a rich fool. To develop domestic production? No, what is that nonsense?  We can buy every triviality abroad. Even the managers of the oil production weren’t local, they hired specialists from Europe, and paid them a lot of money. Food imports into the country reached 95 percent. And now the situation is not too different. When I order my meal in a cafe (incidentally, still paying in dollars, all attempts to change dollars to bolivars failed), I get excellent pork. “Where is it from?” “From Colombia.” “And chicken?” “From Brazil, that’s why it’s so expensive.” Even flour for bread comes from neighboring Guyana. Chavez and his successor Maduro wanted to be “people’s presidents,” handing out money left and right. But then oil prices collapsed, food shortages began, and people rebelled. People demand as before: cheap food in supermarkets, gasoline for nothing, and they don’t want to hear anything more or less.
“Chavez was a great guy!” says a fan of the former president, 75-year-old Raul Romero, dressed in a red “chavist” shirt. “Maduro is nothing like him! There is speculators on the streets, he does nothing. In his time, Chavez arrested the dealers raising food  prices, closed their shops, confiscated land from landowners, and gave it to the people. We need a firm hand, a real dictatorship!”
In the TV world, Maduro is portrayed as a dictator and executioner, although in Venezuela, he is openly scolded for being meek; they draw cartoon of him, and insult him as much as they can. But who cares about the truth? Much more colorful to show the suffering for the toilet paper.
Day three…
“I got robbed by a COP for my phone. I’m talking on the cell phone outside, he walks over to me, pokes in my side with his gun. “Give me your mobile.”I don’t understand immediately, and automatically continue the conversation. He cocks his gun, and says, “Kill.” I give him my phone. It’s still good, I love being robbed by cops. They are not bandits from the “Barrios,” the poor neighborhoods in the mountains, who can shoot you first and then rummage your corpse’s pockets. I’m lucky, I’ve lived in Venezuela for 27 years and this was the first time I was “hop-stopped.” A lot of people get robbed every year.
I am talking to Mikhail, a citizen of Russia living in Venezuela since the beginning of the nineties. He helps me move around Caracas and instructs me on how to visit the local slums.
“You don’t have protection? Oh, who would doubt that. Then leave your watch, phone, and camera at the hotel. Take some money for a taxi, you also have to have some cash in case you get ambushed, otherwise they might get offended and kill you. Sometimes, people get shot in an arm and a leg, that survivable.”
After such a nice story, I still go to the “Barrios.” It is there that the supporters of President Nicolas Maduro mainly live. According to CNN and BBC, impoverished people in Venezuela are revolting against the government. Nothing can be further from the truth; it’s a wealthy middle class that goes to demonstrate. Maduro is applauded in poor neighborhoods, because the President gives their residents free food sets enough for a month and gives free (!) apartments. Formally, they belong to the state, but people live in them for generations.
“I will cut a throat for the President,” a heavily-tattooed man smiles menacingly, and introduces himself as Emilio. “Who else would give me food and a ‘roof ‘ for free? He is our father and benefactor.” Maduro deliberately does not touch such people, which is why crime in Caracas gushes over the edge. I am advised not to stop on the street to look at anything, but just to keep going, otherwise bandits will have time to look closely at me. That’s why they have constant robberies on the streets, plus the police and the national guard can easily take away your favorite things. No one can be happy about all these. “I love Russians,” told me the businessman Carlos while conversing over coffee near the Plaza de Bolivar. “But you’d better send Maduro economic advisers. Teach him a lesson! He doesn’t know anything about economy. He has one recipe for everything, to give more money to the poor, more free apartments, free food, free gasoline, to build a full communism here. But with this, sorry, any state would collapse.”
The opposition rally in the Western part of Caracas is huge, at least 100 thousand people gathered. The protesters are friendly to me, Russia here is respected. It is not considered an enemy. Zero aggression at all… and then I  wonder about what I see on CNN, videos of the opposition being rolled into a pancake by tanks. The police keep the neutrality, it disappears from the streets, to not give a cause to provocateurs. People are happily waving flying in the sky military helicopter. Many-in t-shirts with the American flag, a man passes by, holding a hand-written poster with the altered slogan of Donald Trump -“Make Venezuela great again.” “Do you love the U.S.?” “Yes, adore it!” “I remember you already had a pro-American President in 1993, Carlos Andrés Pérez. He sharply raised the price of gasoline, 80% of the goods were imported, he drove the republic into billions of IMF debts. People went to demonstrations, and Pérez drowned them in blood, killing 2,000 people…then he fled to America.”
The man freezes, with his mouth open. Finally, he gets the gift of speech back. “I hope this time the pro-American President will be different.” “Are you sure?” “Sorry, I have nothing to say.” Asking the girl from the opposition how she feels about the US: “The US is our neighbor, let them change the power here.” “In countries where the US changed power like Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands people were killed. Are you ready for this?”
Again, she pauses and sighs.
“No, no, no. We are not Africa or Asia. All will go peacefully. Venezuelans will not kill each other.”
Where the opinions splits is the question of whether the free gasoline and free food packages will remain with an American-instilled government. Many are sincerely sure that the “freebies” will remain under a new president. How else? The minority that recognizes that state gifts will be canceled say that they at least “we will be free.” As I said, the protesters are mostly well-dressed, well-off people. By the way, the leader of the opposition, Juan Guido, also has no real economic program promising to “quadruple the oil production.” No one thinks that after that price will fall four times. In short, I get a feeling that neither the President, nor the opposition, know anything about the economy in Venezuela.
The demonstrations in support of Maduro take place at the other end of the city, to prevent the opponents from fighting. “You Americans are insolent!” screamed an old woman in a red t-shirt rushing towards me. “Bastards! You should be handed on a first tree! Cheers to socialism!” “I’m Russian, grandma.” The old lady recoils.  “Sorry, please.” “Don’t get that upset, senora.” Many people gathered here are joyful, dancing and singing.
A soldiers stands in front of me and doesn’t allow me to take any pictures. Not just me, but also other passers-by. “You can’t take pictures here.” “Says who?” “President Maduro.” No, Maduro is definitely doing everything he can to be disliked. Those gathering here are poor, blue-collared workers and farmers from the suburbs. I am interested , honestly, were you brought here on the busses? “Yes, he did!” says one grandfather, proudly displaying a portrait of Che Guevara. “But I would walk here for Maduro! It’s a lie that we were paid to be here.” Other people applaud him happily. I shake hands. “Russians are welcome! Venezuela loves you, you’re home.”
The day of rallies is over. The maintenance crews came to the sidewalk, strewn with plastic bottles, crumpled packs of cigarettes, and other debris left after by a cloud. At the entrance of an old house, old people drink coffee. “They say that today some general has defected to the side of the opposition,” says one of them. “Some significant person.” “What’s this guy’s name?” “Who knows?” Venezuela is split in half. And the situation there may change at any moment.




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          5 minors have been arrested in the deadly shooting of a Nashville musician, police say      Cache   Translate Page      
(CNN) — Five minors are charged with criminal homicide in the deadly shooting of a Nashville musician, police said. The suspects, ages 12 to 16, had a stolen loaded gun with them when they were arrested, Metro Nashville Police said. CNN isn’t naming the suspects. The five were in a stolen pickup truck in an alley behind Kyle Yorlets’ home Thursday afternoon when they robbed him of his wallet, investigators said. It’s believed Yorlets, 24, was shot when he refused […]
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Президент США Дональд Трамп отказался в установленные сроки доложить сенаторам конгресса страны о расследовании дела об убийстве оппозиционного саудовского журналиста Джамаля Хашукджи. Об этом сообщает CNN со ссылкой на источники.
          Comment on One-sided debate discussing Democrats plummeting support for Israel on anti-Israel CNN by RCCA      Cache   Translate Page      
You can personally reject all you want but my comment was aimed at the progressive cause against discrimination of various minority groups who are championed by the left and largely accepted now in mainstream American society. (gays and people of color) I'm saying that we can not remain blind to the undercurrent of anti-semitism just because Jews in the US are not underprivileged. The US Constitution guarantees equal rights for all regardless of sex, religion or race. If you are a loyal American you reject discrimination. There is no reason to compare people with same sex orientation to members of a religion or members of a racial group, and I did not do that. There is nothing joining them together other than being mistreated or having been mistreated.
          Mom of 24-year-old woman found in suitcase says her daughter was scared someone would kill her      Cache   Translate Page      
(CNN) –Days before her body was found inside a suitcase near a Connecticut road, Valerie Reyes called her mother terrified someone would kill her.”She was just really scared, very frightened,” her mother, Norma Sanchez, told CNN affiliate WABC. The 24-year-old had been living in a basement apartment in New Rochelle, New York, for some time but had recently grown anxious and even felt paranoid of being alone there. “I’m afraid someone is going to murder me,” Reyes told her mother. […]
          Comment on One-sided debate discussing Democrats plummeting support for Israel on anti-Israel CNN by NITZAKHON      Cache   Translate Page      
And there are some of us who are screaming at our fellow American Jews on this. E.g.: http://redpilljew.blogspot.com/2018/04/an-open-letter-to-my-fellow-american.html
          Comment on One-sided debate discussing Democrats plummeting support for Israel on anti-Israel CNN by NITZAKHON      Cache   Translate Page      
Gaza has hotels and beautiful beaches and restaurants. Somehow that doesn't sound like a concentration camp.
          Emails reveal CNN's Jake Tapper torched top BuzzFeed editor for publishing unverified Trump dossier      Cache   Translate Page      


After BuzzFeed published the unverified Trump dossier in January 2017, effectively igniting the political world just days before Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, CNN anchor Jake Tapper castigated the publication's top editor, newly released emails show.

The emails were unsealed in pursuant to a federal judge's order to release documents related to a lawsuit against BuzzFeed, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation. Russian businessman Aleksej Gubarev sued the outlet in February 2017 for publishing the salacious dossier, which implicated him as being a Russian agent.

Guvarev's lawyers reportedly highlighted Tapper's emails in hopes they would demonstrate BuzzFeed's alleged haphazard editorial process.

What did Tapper say?

"I think your move makes the story less serious and credible[.] I think you damaged its impact," Tapper wrote in an email to BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith on Jan. 10, 2017, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Tapper characterized BuzzFeed's decision to publish the dossier "uncollegial" and "irresponsible" because "no one has verified this stuff." Tapper was reportedly upset over the timing of BuzzFeed's decision to publish the document, which came after CNN had reported that top intelligence officials briefed then-President-elect Trump on the document and some of its contents at Trump Tower.

Smith defended his decision to publish the dossier in full — although BuzzFeed noted in its original story that much of the dossier's contents were unverified — telling Tapper that giving publication the green light "was not an easy call."

"Collegiality wise it was you stepping on my d*ck," Tapper reportedly told Smith. "Professionally this is unverified info[.] Your guys unlike us don't even seem to know who the former agent i[s]."

In reply, Smith told Tapper that "of course" he knew who authored the dossier, referring to former MI6 agent Christopher Steele.

Anything else?

In December, U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro dismissed Gubarev's libel claims against BuzzFeed.


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Global Affairs Canada says it is aware of Canadian citizens being detained in Syria. The confirmation comes in the wake of a CNN report which spoke to two women – a college student from Toronto and graphic designer from Alberta – who say they recently fled the former ISIS controlled town of Baghouz Al-Fawqani in […]

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          Emails: After CNN reported Trump was briefed from dossier, Tapper rebuked BuzzFeed for posting it      Cache   Translate Page      
A story that definitely sells better if no one can see the original source material.
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          Kellyanne Conway Says She Was ‘Assaulted’ By A 63-year-Old Woman In A Mexican Restaurant      Cache   Translate Page      
The elderly woman denies the allegations. Kellyanne Conway is shedding white tears because she claims she was assaulted by an elderly woman — in a Mexican restaurant. Cue the drama… See Also: ‘I Will Never Run For Public Office:’ Oprah Sets The Record Straight Conway babbled to CNN that she was at Uncle Julio’s in Bethesda, Maryland […]
          Mother says daughter found in suitcase was scared someone would kill her      Cache   Translate Page      
(CNN) — Days before her body was found inside a suitcase near a Connecticut road, Valerie Reyes called her mother terrified someone would kill her. “She was just really scared, very frightened,” her mother, Norma Sanchez, told CNN affiliate WABC. The 24-year-old had been living in a basement apartment in New Rochelle, New York, for some time but had recently grown anxious and even felt paranoid of being alone there. “I’m afraid someone is going to murder me,” Reyes told her […]
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If, like me, you didn’t stay up for the State of the Union and the Democratic reply, it is worth 10 minutes to view what Stacey Abrams had to say: But caveat emptor, fully one-third of the reactions on Youtube to this CNN video are thumbs’ down. For those who might prefer Stephen Colbert, who […]
          Democratic Rep. blows AG Whitaker's hair back with rapid fire questioning      Cache   Translate Page      

All you really need to know about Donald Trump’s choice for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is that Trump felt Jeff Sessions wasn’t corrupt enough to continue in the position. Whitaker has been a hostile witness in front of the House Committee on Friday, acting both condescending and ornery at any and all questions sent his way by House democrats. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) can talk fast and doesn’t suffer bullies lightly, and his intense questioning of Whitaker was a master class in fighting fire with fire.

Rep. Cicilline opened by negating the almost sociopathic evasive answer pattern Whitaker has employed during Friday’s hearings—thanking and appreciating every single question before not answering any single question.

Rep. Cicilline: Mr. Whitaker, I will be straight. I will cut you off if you make long speeches. You do not need to thank me for asking, or complementing me. I assume that they're all great questions and you're grateful.

Hehe.

Rep. Ciclline: One, you were briefed by special counsel, did you share that information with members of staff, the information you learned in the briefing from the special counsel or his team?

Whitaker uses this moment to remind Rep. Cicilline that he isn’t answering any questions about Donald Trump because he’s not actually answering any questions. Cicilline begins to fire questions at Whitaker who does his best to slowly and monosyllabically evade them, realizing that he’s probably perjuring himself—but then again, what person in the Trump administration hasn’t perjured themselves? When it becomes clear that Whitaker isn’t going to be particularly illuminating in his answers, Rep. Cicilline decides to give him a dose of what it feels like to be disrespected by someone, as he just begins cutting him off after a word or two, knowing it’s a load of hot orange air coming out of Whitaker’s mouth.

Rep. Ciclline: You would not answer questions about conversations with the president, did you not? Whitaker: Yes, I did.

Rep. Ciclline: So you are not sitting here today saying the president has instructed you to answer questions, correct?

Whitaker: I'm not sitting here --

Rep. Ciclline:--You're prepared to answer all of the questions?

Whitaker: Congressman, I was pretty --

Rep. Ciclline:--Have you spoken to the president, Mr. Whitaker about the Mueller investigation?

Whitaker: Congressman, as I have previously testified, I did not talk to the president about the Mueller investigation.

Rep. Ciclline: Have you ever spoken to the president or member—or parts of his legal team—about information that you've learned in your capacity as acting attorney general related to the Mueller investigation or any other criminal investigation involving the president?

Whitaker: Congressman, while I have specifically been saying that I'm not going to comment about my conversations with the President or his senior staff. I have also been very clear that the president has not instructed me to do anything. 

Rep. Cicilline: That wasn't my question. My question is have you had conversations about what you learned. That's a yes or no.

Whittaker: Congressman, I have, I spend all day every day—

Rep. Cicilline: --Mr. Whitaker, my question is very specific: have you spoken to the President or his legal team about what you've learned in the Mueller investigation or were the related criminal investigation that may involve the president, yes or no?

Whitaker can’t and won’t answer this question because, well, he probably thinks this will keep him out of jail or at least on the mythical Trump-pardon list that Trump probably has scrawled on a napkin somewhere. Rep. Cicilline finishes by reading off a series of statements surrounding Matthew Whitaker’s alleged statements to St. John’s Law professor John Q. Barrett that he was going to try and get “noticed” by Trump, with his amazing ideas about how president Trump should be left alone by the Mueller investigation.

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Whitaker told me in June 2017 that he was flying out from Iowa to NYC to be on CNN regularly because he was hoping to be noticed as a Trump defender, and through that to get a Trump judicial appointment back in Iowa.

— John Q. Barrett (@JohnQBarrett) November 8, 2018

Rep. Cicilline finishes by laying it all on the table:

Rep. Cicilline: You said all those things and they're all in print. And it answers Mr. Deutch’s (D-FL) question. The American people wondered just how is it that Mr. Whittaker becomes the acting Attorney General of the United States, in violation of existing statutes. Was he put there for a particular purpose. That wasn't a question.

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          5 Minors Arrested in Deadly Shooting of Nashville Musician: Police      Cache   Translate Page      
The suspects, ages 12 to 16, had a stolen loaded gun with them when they were arrested, Metro Nashville Police said. CNN isn’t naming the suspects. The five were in a stolen pickup truck in an alley behind Kyle Yorlets’ home Thursday afternoon when they robbed him of his wallet, investigators said. It’s believed Yorlets, 24, was shot when he refused to hand over the keys to his vehicle. The stolen truck was found later Thursday, according to police. “Concerted […]
          Mom of woman found in suitcase says her daughter was scared someone would kill her      Cache   Translate Page      
GREENWICH, Conn. — Days before her body was found inside a suitcase near a Connecticut road, Valerie Reyes called her mother terrified someone would kill her. “She was just really scared, very frightened,” her mother, Norma Sanchez, told CNN affiliate WABC. The 24-year-old had been living in a basement apartment in New Rochelle, New York, for some time but had recently grown anxious and even felt paranoid of being alone there. “I’m afraid someone is going to murder me,” Reyes told […]
          Election Day is now a paid holiday in this Ohio city      Cache   Translate Page      
SANDUSKY, Ohio — The small north-central Ohio city of Sandusky, on the shore of Lake Erie, has unwillingly thrust itself into a contentious nationwide debate over increasing voter turnout: officially swapping Columbus Day for Election Day as a paid holiday. “Some of it was just dumb luck as to the timing of the national conversation,” City Manager Eric Wobser told CNN on Saturday. The new rule, which takes effect this year, coincides with sweeping Democratic legislation that would make Election Day […]
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رغم تسجيل منصة التواصل الاجتماعي -تويتر- أول أرباح سنوية منذ طرحها للاكتتاب العام في عام 2013، تواجه الشركة مشاكل في تراجع أعداد المستخدمين النشطين بمعدلات كبيرة. ......
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وافق العاهل السعودي، الملك سلمان بن عبد العزيز آل سعود، على تخصيص 11.5 مليار ريال (نحو 3.1 مليار دولار) لدعم الشركات الملتزمة بتطبيق معدلات توظيف المواطنين السعوديين (التوطين)، وفقا لبيان على الموقع الإلكتروني لوزارة العمل. ......
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وصف العقيد، تركي المالكي، المتحدث باسم تحالف دعم الشرعية في اليمن، التقارير الإعلامية التي تشير إلى إيصال التحالف لأسلحة أمريكية إلى جماعة الحوثي وتنظيم القاعدة في شبه الجزيرة العربية بأنها -غير منطقية-. ......
          Limited Hangout: #CNN Arms to Terrorists Scandal      Cache   Translate Page      
CNN and others like The Hill are now covering weapons to Al Qaeda, as if this is news. Notably, this is limited to weapons in YEMEN, and ignores SYRIA. In this way, the problem is contained and even restricted to the Trump age. Seymour Hersh reported in 2014: A highly classified annex to the report, […]
          Federal Prosecutors Request Interviews With Trump Organization Executives      Cache   Translate Page      
CNN calls it 'a growing potential threat to President Donald Trump and those in his orbit.'
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UK rapper killed in car crash London: A British rapper was killed in a car crash while he was en route to a concert, police said. The 28-year-old rapper called Cadet, whose real name is Blaine Johnson, was being driven to a gig at Keele University in Staffordshire on Saturday, CNN reported. A statement on […]

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          CNN’s Jake Tapper Thought Buzzfeed Publishing Trump Dossier ‘Damaged Its Impact,’ Emails Reveal      Cache   Translate Page      
Buzzfeed’s unethical publishing of an unverified dossier alleging numerous salacious acts committed by President Donald Trump angered CNN anchor Jake Tapper.
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          Warren makes presidential bid official      Cache   Translate Page      
LAWRENCE, Mass. – Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone."

Warren delivered a sharp call for change at her presidential kickoff, decrying a "middle-class squeeze" that has left Americans crunched with "too little accountability for the rich, too little opportunity for everyone else." She and her backers hope that message can distinguish her in a crowded Democratic field and help her move past the controversy surrounding her past claims to Native American heritage.

Weaving specific policy prescriptions into her remarks, from Medicare for All to the elimination of Washington "lobbying as we know it," Warren avoided taking direct jabs at President Donald Trump. She aimed for a broader institutional shift instead, urging supporters to choose "a government that makes different choices, choices that reflect our values."

Trump "is not the cause of what's broken," Warren told an elated crowd without using the president's name. "He's just the latest - and most extreme - symptom of what's gone wrong in America."

In a tweet, Trump referenced the controversy over her Native American identity, once again using the insulting nickname he's given her.

"Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President," Trump tweeted. "Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!"

Warren announced her campaign in her home state of Massachusetts at a mill site where factory workers went on strike in the early 20th century, a fitting forum for the longtime consumer advocate to advance her platform.

Supporters turned out in below-freezing temperatures, many hoisting signs – "Win With Warren," one read. A Massachusetts bakery created "Persist" cookies for the event to honor the candidate's slogan, "Nevertheless, She Persisted," words first spoken in the Senate to rebuke her.

Warren's rollout rally was a potent motivator for longtime supporters such as Mo Malekafzaly and Carlos Garcia, two longtime backers who attended her rally from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

The choice of Lawrence to start her campaign "shows who she's fighting for," Garcia said. Asked if fellow New Englander Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, could pose a serious threat to Warren in New Hampshire's critical primary should he get into the race, Garcia said Warren is "such an effective communicator that I think that people will respond to that very well."

Warren went straight from her kickoff to New Hampshire, home to the nation's first primary, where her campaign projected that 350 people turned out for an event in the city of Dover. She plans to spend Sunday in Iowa, where the leadoff caucuses will be the first test of candidates' viability.

Warren was the first high-profile Democrat to signal interest in running for the White House, forming an exploratory committee on New Year's Eve.

She was endorsed and introduced Saturday by Massachusetts Democrats Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Kennedy's backing could prove valuable for Warren, given his status as a rising young Democratic star and his friendship with one of her potential 2020 rivals, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas.

Warren enters the race as one of the party's most recognizable figures. She has spent the past decade in the national spotlight, first emerging as a consumer activist during the financial crisis. She later led the congressional panel that oversaw the 2008 financial industry bailout. After Republicans blocked her from running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency she helped create, she ran for the Senate in 2012 and unseated a GOP incumbent.

She has $11 million left over from her commanding 2018 Senate re-election victory that can be used on her presidential run.

Still, Warren must compete against other popular Democrats who will be able to raise substantial money. A recent CNN poll found that fewer Democrats said they'd be very likely to support Warren if she runs than said the same of former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sanders. Still, about as many Democrats said they'd be at least somewhat likely to support Warren as said the same of Harris or Sanders.

That challenge is on display this weekend as Democratic presidential contenders – or those considering a run – fan out across the crucial early-voting states. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is in Iowa, while New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is visiting South Carolina. Another possible presidential rival, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, planned to be in New Hampshire on Saturday, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar is announcing her bid Sunday in her home state of Minnesota.

And Warren's launch comes at a challenging moment for the 69-year-old senator. She's apologized twice over the past two weeks for claiming Native American identity on multiple occasions early in her career. That claim has created fodder for Republicans and could overshadow her campaign.

On Saturday, Trump's re-election campaign manager was quick to respond to her candidacy and called her "a fraud."

Warren got notable backup from Gillibrand, however, who called her Senate colleague "an extraordinary public servant." Speaking to reporters in South Carolina, Gillibrand said Trump's treatment of women, particularly women of color, was "outrageous."

The campaign launch will test whether the controversy is simply a Washington obsession or a substantive threat to her candidacy. Doug Rubin, a Boston-based strategist who advised Warren during her first Senate run in 2012, said in an interview that most voters will respond to "the powerful message she's been talking about," in terms of battling social and economic injustices, rather than the back-and-forth over her personal identity.

Another threat could come from a fellow senator who has yet to announce his own plans for 2020: Sanders. They're both leaders of the Democrats' liberal vanguard, but some Sanders supporters are still upset Warren didn't support him during his 2016 primary run against Hillary Clinton. And as a senator from Vermont who won the New Hampshire primary, he would likely go into the Granite State as an early favorite if he decided to run again.

Sheri Clark Nadell, a Maine resident who traveled to Warren's New Hampshire event, said that while she likes Sanders and voted for him in his previous campaign, she is less inclined to do so now.

"I'm not sure, at this point, that he could win," Nadell said. "And I feel sad saying that. But we need to win."

Despite their similarities, Warren and Sanders have taken somewhat divergent paths in recent months as they prepare for the primary. After proposing an "ultra-millionaire tax" that would hit the wealthiest 75,000 households in America, Warren told Bloomberg News last week that she continues to "believe in capitalism" but wants to see stricter rules to prevent gaming the system – a marked contrast with the self-described democratic socialism of Sanders.

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Associated Press writer Meg Kinnard contributed from Columbia, South Carolina.


          Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change      Cache   Translate Page      

LAWRENCE, Mass. – Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build “an America that works for everyone.”

Warren delivered a sharp call for change at her presidential kickoff, decrying a “middle-class squeeze” that has left Americans crunched with “too little accountability for the rich, too little opportunity for everyone else.” She and her backers hope that message can distinguish her in a crowded Democratic field and help her move past the controversy surrounding her past claims to Native American heritage.

Weaving specific policy prescriptions into her remarks, from Medicare for All to the elimination of Washington “lobbying as we know it,” Warren avoided taking direct jabs at President Donald Trump. She aimed for a broader institutional shift instead, urging supporters to choose “a government that makes different choices, choices that reflect our values.”

Trump “is not the cause of what’s broken,” Warren told an elated crowd without using the president’s name. “He’s just the latest – and most extreme – symptom of what’s gone wrong in America.”

In a tweet, Trump referenced the controversy over her Native American identity, once again using the insulting nickname he’s given her.

“Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President,” Trump tweeted. “Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!”

Asked to explain the tweet’s reference to “the campaign TRAIL,” the White House didn’t respond.

Warren announced her campaign in her home state of Massachusetts at a mill site where factory workers went on strike in the early 20th century, a fitting forum for the longtime consumer advocate to advance her platform.

Supporters turned out in below-freezing temperatures, many hoisting signs – “Win With Warren,” one read. A Massachusetts bakery created “Persist” cookies for the event to honor the candidate’s slogan, “Nevertheless, She Persisted,” words first spoken in the Senate to rebuke her.

Warren’s rollout rally was a potent motivator for longtime supporters such as Mo Malekafzaly and Carlos Garcia, two longtime backers who attended her rally from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

The choice of Lawrence to start her campaign “shows who she’s fighting for,” Garcia said. Asked if fellow New Englander Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, could pose a serious threat to Warren in New Hampshire’s critical primary should he get into the race, Garcia said Warren is “such an effective communicator that I think that people will respond to that very well.”

Warren went straight from her kickoff to New Hampshire, home to the nation’s first primary, where her campaign projected that 350 people turned out for an event in the city of Dover. She plans to spend Sunday in Iowa, where the leadoff caucuses will be the first test of candidates’ viability.

Warren was the first high-profile Democrat to signal interest in running for the White House, forming an exploratory committee on New Year’s Eve.

She was endorsed and introduced Saturday by Massachusetts Democrats Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Kennedy’s backing could prove valuable for Warren, given his status as a rising young Democratic star and his friendship with one of her potential 2020 rivals, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas.

Warren enters the race as one of the party’s most recognizable figures. She has spent the past decade in the national spotlight, first emerging as a consumer activist during the financial crisis. She later led the congressional panel that oversaw the 2008 financial industry bailout. After Republicans blocked her from running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency she helped create, she ran for the Senate in 2012 and unseated a GOP incumbent.

She has $11 million left over from her commanding 2018 Senate re-election victory that can be used on her presidential run.

Still, Warren must compete against other popular Democrats who will be able to raise substantial money. A recent CNN poll found that fewer Democrats said they’d be very likely to support Warren if she runs than said the same of former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sanders. Still, about as many Democrats said they’d be at least somewhat likely to support Warren as said the same of Harris or Sanders.

That challenge is on display this weekend as Democratic presidential contenders – or those considering a run – fan out across the crucial early-voting states. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is in Iowa, while New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is visiting South Carolina. Another possible presidential rival, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, planned to be in New Hampshire on Saturday, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar is announcing her bid Sunday in her home state of Minnesota.

And Warren’s launch comes at a challenging moment for the 69-year-old senator. She’s apologized twice over the past two weeks for claiming Native American identity on multiple occasions early in her career. That claim has created fodder for Republicans and could overshadow her campaign.

On Saturday, Trump’s re-election campaign manager was quick to respond to her candidacy and called her “a fraud.”

Warren got notable backup from Gillibrand, however, who called her Senate colleague “an extraordinary public servant.” Speaking to reporters in South Carolina, Gillibrand said Trump’s treatment of women, particularly women of color, was “outrageous.”

The campaign launch will test whether the controversy is simply a Washington obsession or a substantive threat to her candidacy. Doug Rubin, a Boston-based strategist who advised Warren during her first Senate run in 2012, said in an interview that most voters will respond to “the powerful message she’s been talking about,” in terms of battling social and economic injustices, rather than the back-and-forth over her personal identity.

Another threat could come from a fellow senator who has yet to announce his own plans for 2020: Sanders. They’re both leaders of the Democrats’ liberal vanguard, but some Sanders supporters are still upset Warren didn’t support him during his 2016 primary run against Hillary Clinton. And as a senator from Vermont who won the New Hampshire primary, he would likely go into the Granite State as an early favorite if he decided to run again.

Sheri Clark Nadell, a Maine resident who traveled to Warren’s New Hampshire event, said that while she likes Sanders and voted for him in his previous campaign, she is less inclined to do so now.

“I’m not sure, at this point, that he could win,” Nadell said. “And I feel sad saying that. But we need to win.”

Despite their similarities, Warren and Sanders have taken somewhat divergent paths in recent months as they prepare for the primary. After proposing an “ultra-millionaire tax” that would hit the wealthiest 75,000 households in America, Warren told Bloomberg News last week that she continues to “believe in capitalism” but wants to see stricter rules to prevent gaming the system – a marked contrast with the self-described democratic socialism of Sanders.


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On Friday, CNN published an article aimed at vindicating prostitution. Rather than attacking the risky practice that contributes to human trafficking, sexual abuse, and organized crime, CNN decided to attack the very people who recognize these dangers to women and to society in general, making the reckless argument that “some people” who “believe sex work is offensive to women” are contributing to sex workers’ crises.
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The elderly woman denies the allegations. Kellyanne Conway is shedding white tears because she claims she was assaulted by an elderly woman — in a Mexican restaurant. Cue the drama… See Also: ‘I Will Never Run For Public Office:’ Oprah Sets The Record Straight Conway babbled to CNN that she was at Uncle Julio’s in Bethesda, Maryland […]
          СМИ рассказали об участии Трампа в снабжении американских школ российской рыбой       Cache   Translate Page      

Телеканал CNN сообщил, что действия американского президента Дональда Трампа привели к тому, что школьники в США получают в столовых рыбные палочки, сделанные из российской рыбы.

По его данным, рыбаки на Аляске страдают от конкуренции с Россией из-за поставок в США российского минтая. Рыбу обрабатывают в Китае, а затем поставляют в страну в замороженном виде или в панировке.

При Трампе были введены пошлины в размере 10% на товары из Китая, и это лишь усугубило ситуацию, так как эти пошлины не коснулись российского минтая. Однако они ограничили доступ аляскинских рыбаков на китайский рынок.

«К 2017 году около половины всех рыбных палочек, подаваемых в школьных столовых, производились из рыбы, пойманной в России и накаченной добавками в Китае», — отметили журналисты.


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More of the left trying to police what we can think, what we can say, and what we can do. So much for a free society these days.
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And CNN wants to know why people keep calling them fake news.

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The CNN anchor opens up about his conversation with Jussie after the alleged attack and why it's time to "move on" from the Hart controversy on "Red Table Talk."
          CNN связал политику Трампа с российской рыбой в школах США      Cache   Translate Page      
Телеканал CNN возмутился тем, что в американских школьных столовых дети преимущественно питаются рыбой из России. Журналисты отметили, что политика президента США Дональда Трампа улучшила положение «русской рыбы» в стране.
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Fans of the iconic supersonic Concorde will have something to look forward to in the coming months. CNN Travel has reported that the droop-nose (a.k.a. droop-snoot), one of the defining characteristics of the Concorde, is in the restoration process. The goal of the restoration is to reanimate the droop-nose in time for the 50th anniversary …
          CNN связал политику Трампа с российской рыбой в школах США      Cache   Translate Page      
Телеканал CNN связал политику президента США Дональда Трампа с ситуацией, при которой американские школьники едят в столовых рыбные палочки, производимые из рыбы, преимущественно выловленной в России.
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La Prensa

Montevideo, UruguayEl expresidente, José Mujica habló con Carmen Aristegui de CNN en Español y aseguró que si se pierde la racionalidad, “va a haber guerra y es lo que menos necesita Latinoamérica”.

Responsabilizó al gobierno de Donald Trump de estar obligando al régimen de Nicolás Maduro “a que muera peleando”.

“Lo que se plantea es ríndete o ríndete, no hay ruta de escape.

Y todavía lo amenazan, con llevarlo a Guantánamo.

No conozco nadie que ponga la muñeca para que lo lleven”, agregó.

Para Mujica está claro que “si no logran una solución por desmoronamiento del régimen, van a pagar el precio de una intervención militar y es lo que menos necesitamos en América Latina”.

Recalcó que Uruguay, ante la posibilidad de la guerra “no es neutral”.

“No les pidamos lo que no pueden dar, hay que ayudarlos”, expresó Mujica y concluyó: “Si no salimos a lo Mandela, hay guerra”.

Anteriormente, Mujica mencionó que Estados Unidos está dispuesto a intervenir en Venezuela en el marco de su pulso geopolítico con China y para impedir que el gigante asiático controle el petróleo del país sudamericano.


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          CNN нашёл связь политики Трампа с российской рыбой в школах США      Cache   Translate Page      
Политика американского президента Дональда Трампа связана с тем, что школьники в США получают в столовых.
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CNN связал рост доли российского минтая на рынке США с политикой Трампа
          CNN: Трамп заставил американских школьников питаться российской рыбой      Cache   Translate Page      
Более половины рыбных палочек, которыми кормят школьников в США, изготовлены из российского минтая.   Телеканал CNN обвинил президента США Дональда Трампа в продвижении российского минтая на американском рынке. Соотвествующий материал был опубликован телеканалам накауне, 9 февраля...
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Either that, or she has no idea how stupid she sounds when she accuses “Senator Lindsay Graham of not just making a 180-degree turnaround, but a 360-degree turnaround!” In any case, kudos to the CNN reporters for managing to keep a straight face while they show Omar for the ignorant fool we all know she is.
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Телеканал CNN заявил, что торговая политика президента США Дональда Трампа привела к тому, что в столовых американских школ подаются рыбные палочки преимущественно из российского минтая.
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News reports staged and directed by the FBI
          CNN нашёл связь политики Трампа с российской рыбой в школах США      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Телеканал CNN заявил, что торговая политика президента США Дональда Трампа привела к тому, что в столовых американских школ подаются рыбные палочки преимущественно из российского минтая.
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          CNN связал политику Трампа с российской рыбой в американских школах      Cache   Translate Page      
Торговая политика президента США Дональда Трампа привела к тому, что вылавливаемый в водах России минтай вытесняет американских производителей рыбы.
          CNN связал политику Трампа с российским минтаем в школах США      Cache   Translate Page      
Торговая война, которую развязал Вашингтон в 2018 году, бьет по самой Америке. В США обнаружили, что школьники получают обед из российской рыбы. Положение рыбаков с Аляски ухудшилось из-за действий Дональда Трампа, поэтому на американском рынке господствует рыбная продукция из России.
          В торговой войне США и Китая победили русские? CNN уличил Трампа в поддержке российской рыбы      Cache   Translate Page      

Телеканал CNN уличил президента Соединенных Штатах Дональда Трампа в поддержке российской рыбы, которая подается американским школьникам в столовой. И...


          CNN связал рост доли российской рыбы в школах США с политикой Трампа      Cache   Translate Page      
Политика президента США Дональда Трампа привела к тому, что американские школьники едят в столовых рыбные палочки, производимые из минтая, преимущественно выловленного в России, сообщает телеканал CNN.
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GREENWICH, New York – Days before her body was found inside a suitcase near a Connecticut road, Valerie Reyes called her mother terrified someone would kill her. “She was just really scared, very frightened,” her mother, Norma Sanchez, told CNN affiliate WABC. The 24-year-old had been living in a basement apartment in New Rochelle, New York, for some time but had recently grown anxious and even felt paranoid of being alone there. “I’m afraid someone is going to murder me,” […]
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Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone."
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Warren delivered a sharp call for change at her presidential kickoff, decrying a "middle-class squeeze" that has left Americans crunched with "too little accountability for the rich, too little opportunity for everyone else." She and her backers hope that message can distinguish her in a crowded Democratic field and help her move past the controversy surrounding her past claims to Native American heritage.
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Weaving specific policy prescriptions into her remarks, from Medicare for All to the elimination of Washington "lobbying as we know it," Warren avoided taking direct jabs at President Donald Trump. She aimed for a broader institutional shift instead, urging supporters to choose "a government that makes different choices, choices that reflect our values."
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Trump "is not the cause of what's broken," Warren told an elated crowd without using the president's name. "He's just the latest - and most extreme - symptom of what's gone wrong in America."
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Warren announced her campaign in her home state of Massachusetts at a mill site where factory workers went on strike in the early 20th century, a fitting forum for the longtime consumer advocate to advance her platform.
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Supporters turned out in below-freezing temperatures, many hoisting signs - "Win With Warren," one read. A Massachusetts bakery created "Persist" cookies for the event to honor the candidate's slogan, "Nevertheless, She Persisted," words first spoken in the Senate to rebuke her.
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Warren's rollout rally was a potent motivator for longtime supporters such as Mo Malekafzaly and Carlos Garcia, two longtime backers who attended her rally from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
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The choice of Lawrence to start her campaign "shows who she's fighting for," Garcia said. Asked if fellow New Englander Sen. Bernie Sanders could pose a serious threat to Warren in New Hampshire's critical primary should he get into the race, Garcia said Warren is "such an effective communicator that I think that people will respond to that very well."
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She will hold an event later Saturday in New Hampshire, home to the nation's first primary, and plans to spend Sunday in Iowa, where the leadoff caucuses will be the first test of candidates' viability.
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Warren was the first high-profile Democrat to signal interest in running for the White House, forming an exploratory committee on New Year's Eve.
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She was endorsed and introduced Saturday by Massachusetts Democrats Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Kennedy's backing could prove valuable for Warren, given his status as a rising young Democratic star and his friendship with one of her potential 2020 rivals, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas.
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Warren enters the race as one of the party's most recognizable figures. She has spent the past decade in the national spotlight, first emerging as a consumer activist during the financial crisis. She later led the congressional panel that oversaw the 2008 financial industry bailout. After Republicans blocked her from running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency she helped create, she ran for the Senate in 2012 and unseated a GOP incumbent.
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She has $11 million left over from her commanding 2018 Senate re-election victory that can be used on her presidential run.
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Still, Warren must compete against other popular Democrats who will be able to raise substantial money. A recent CNN poll found that fewer Democrats said they'd be very likely to support Warren if she runs than said the same of former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sanders. Still, about as many Democrats said they'd be at least somewhat likely to support Warren as said the same of Harris or Sanders.
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That challenge is on display this weekend as Democratic presidential contenders - or those considering a run - fan out across the crucial early-voting states. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is in Iowa, while New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is visiting South Carolina. Another possible presidential rival, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, planned to be in New Hampshire on Saturday, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar is announcing her bid Sunday in her home state of Minnesota.
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And Warren's launch comes at a challenging moment for the 69-year-old senator. She's apologized twice over the past two weeks for claiming Native American identity on multiple occasions early in her career. That claim has created fodder for Republicans and could overshadow her campaign.
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On Saturday, Trump's re-election campaign manager was quick to respond to her candidacy and called her "a fraud."
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Warren got notable backup from Gillibrand, however, who called her Senate colleague "an extraordinary public servant." Speaking to reporters in South Carolina, Gillibrand said Trump's treatment of women, particularly women of color, was "outrageous."
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The campaign launch will test whether the controversy is simply a Washington obsession or a substantive threat to her candidacy. Doug Rubin, a Boston-based strategist who advised Warren during her first Senate run in 2012, said in an interview that most voters will respond to "the powerful message she's been talking about," in terms of battling social and economic injustices, rather than the back-and-forth over her personal identity.
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Another threat could come from a fellow senator who has yet to announce his own plans for 2020: Sanders. They're both leaders of the Democrats' liberal vanguard, but some Sanders supporters are still upset Warren didn't support him during his 2016 primary run against Hillary Clinton. And as a senator from Vermont who won the New Hampshire primary, he would likely go into the Granite State as an early favorite if he decided to run again.
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Despite their similarities, Warren and Sanders have taken somewhat divergent paths in recent months as they prepare for the primary. After proposing an "ultra-millionaire tax" that would hit the wealthiest 75,000 households in America, Warren told Bloomberg News last week that she continues to "believe in capitalism" but wants to see stricter rules to prevent gaming the system - a marked contrast with the self-described democratic socialism of Sanders.
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          В США обнаружили российскую угрозу в школьных обедах      Cache   Translate Page      

В CNN отметили, что действия Дональда Трампа, американского лидера, привели к тому, что учащиеся в США начали есть рыбные палочки, изготавливаемые из морепродуктов, выловленных в основном в РФ. Рыбаки с ...
          CNN обвинил Трампа в «продвижении» российской рыбы в США      Cache   Translate Page      
Оппоненты Дональда Трампа, не имея реальных доказательств его связей с Кремлем, вынуждены генерировать совсем уж откровенную чушь, рассчитанную на очень непритязательного слушателя.
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A “bombshell” CNN report has revealed that US-made weapons found their way to Al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Yemen. But is anyone surprised? And where was CNN when the Obama administration armed hardcore jihadists in Syria? The CNN investigation revealed how American-made weapons ended up in the hands of “al Qaeda-linked fighters, hardline Salafi militias, and other […]

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Na východě Sýrie pokračují těžké boje při obléhání poslední bašty teroristické organizace Islámský stát (IS). Arabsko-kurdské koalici SDF, která zahájila ofenzivu v sobotu, vzdoruje poblíž hranice s Irákem asi 500 radikálů. V obklíčeném městečku Baghúz Faukání mohou být podle reportéra stanice CNN i stovky civilistů.
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Těhotné ženy riskují život, aby dodaly lidem čaj, uvádí americká televize CNN v reportáži z plantáží v indickém státě Ásám. V horku a silných deštích tam pracují třeba i ženy v pokročilém stupni těhotenství. Mnohdy jsou navíc odříznuté od lékařské péče a pod hrozbou trestů, pokud nesplní plán.
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- WHY? "We wanted to bring back positive memories of carefree summer days. That's why we leaned into the orange-vanilla flavor combination – which is reminiscent of the creamy orange popsicles we grew up loving, but in a classically Coke way."

- Coca-Cola claims that Australians loved the taste of Coke Orange No Sugar launched last summer, while Canadians couldn't get enough of Coke Orange Vanilla.

- Unfortunately, Raspberry Coke, Lemon Coke and Ginger Coke didn't make the cut.

- Watch for Hoda's reaction and a Vanilla Coke commercial from 2002:


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МОСКВА, 10 фев — РИА Новости. Телеканал CNN связал политику президента США Дональда Трампа с ситуацией, при которой американские школьники едят в столовых рыбные палочки, производимые из рыбы, преимущественно выловленной в России.


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Morning news briefing from CNN on Sunday, February 10.

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Na východě Sýrie v neděli pokračují těžké boje při obléhání poslední bašty teroristické organizace Islámský stát (IS). Arabsko-kurdské koalici SDF, která zahájila ofenzivu v sobotu, vzdoruje poblíž hranice s Irákem asi 500 radikálů. V obklíčeném městečku Baghúz Faukání mohou být podle reportéra stanice CNN i stovky civilistů.
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(CNN) — The small north-central Ohio city of Sandusky, on the shore of Lake Erie, has unwillingly thrust itself into a contentious nationwide debate over increasing voter turnout: officially swapping Columbus Day for Election Day as a paid holiday. “Some of it was just dumb luck as to the timing of the national conversation,” City Manager Eric Wobser told CNN on Saturday. The new rule, which takes effect this year, coincides with sweeping Democratic legislation that would make Election Day a […]
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Торговая война, которую развязал Вашингтон в 2018 году, бьет по самой Америке. В США обнаружили, что школьники получают обед из российской рыбы. Положение рыбаков с Аляски ухудшилось из-за действий Дональда Трампа, поэтому на американском рынке господствует рыбная продукция из России. Эксперты констатируют, что президент США ведением торговой войны добился лишь замедления экономического роста в США.
          The National Enquirer vs. Jeff Bezos: Legal experts break down what's at stake in battle between the world's wealthiest man and a supermarket tabloid      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • Federal prosecutors are reviewing claims made by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in a post published on Medium last week that accused the National Enquirer and its publisher, American Media Inc., (AMI) of "extortion and blackmail," sources told The New York Times.
  • Bezos published several emails from the National Enquirer's chief content officer Dylan Howard and from Jon Fine, an attorney representing AMI — one of which lists compromising photographs of Bezos that the supermarket tabloid says it has. Another message lists the terms the company is demanding in order to keep the material out of the public sphere.
  • There outstanding legal questions about the Bezos/AMI ordeal, including whether or not AMI has committed a crime by allegedly holding compromising information about Bezos as leverage to get what it wants from him.
  • Legal experts say it's complicated.

Federal prosecutors are reviewing claims made by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in a post published on Medium last week that accused the National Enquirer and its publisher, American Media Inc., (AMI) of "extortion and blackmail," according to sources told The New York Times.

The ordeal between AMI and Bezos has dominated headlines in recent days, as Bezos, the world's wealthiest man, locked horns with the supermarket tabloid he says is out to get him. AMI's chairman and CEO, David Pecker, is a longtime acquaintance of President Donald Trump. Trump views Bezos, who owns The Washington Post — a newspaper Trump dislikes — as an enemy.

Prosecutors are trying to determine if AMI, in the course of its handling of the Bezos situation, violated a non-prosecution agreement reached in an unrelated matter. That agreement concerns hush money that AMI paid to the former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who said she had an extramarital affair with Trump in 2006.

The story resurfaced in summer 2016, in the heat of that year's presidential election. The National Enquirer paid $150,000 for the rights to McDougal's story in August 2016 and never published it, a move largely seen as an offensive measure to protect Trump's candidacy.

The non-prosecution agreement stipulates that AMI would "not be prosecuted for its Trump-related efforts as long as it stayed out of legal trouble for the next three years," The Times reported.

So the question is, are AMI's actions concerning the Bezos ordeal illegal?

The claims being made

Bezos on Thursday February 7 published several emails from the National Enquirer's chief content officer Dylan Howard and from Jon Fine, an attorney representing AMI — one of which lists compromising photographs of Bezos that the tabloid says it has. Another message lists the terms the company is demanding in order to keep the material out of the public sphere.

The photos are related to Lauren Sanchez, a woman with whom Bezos was allegedly having an extramarital affair, according to the National Enquirer. At the beginning of January, Bezos announced he and his wife, MacKenzie, were separating after 25 years of marriage. The following day, the National Enquirer published an exposé, outing the alleged affair. Later, it published what it said were private text messages exchanged between Bezos to Sanchez.

Bezos asked his longtime security associate Gavin de Becker investigate AMI's actions. De Becker told The Daily Beast in a story published on January 31 that "strong leads point to political motives" with regard to the National Enquirer story about the alleged Bezos affair.

AMI disputed that claim and "emphatically rejects any assertion that its reporting was instigated, dictated or influenced in any manner by external forces, political or otherwise," Fine said in one of the emails sent to de Becker's lawyer. Fine also called the notion that the National Enquirer's reporting was politically motivated "defamatory," and demanded that Bezos, de Becker, and The Washington Post say that it's not politically motivated — or else the tabloid would publish the allegedly compromising photos of Bezos.

In his Medium post, Bezos called the claim that the National Enquirer's reporting is not politically motivated "false" and a "lie."

What legal experts are saying

Jeffrey Toobin, a former federal prosecutor, current CNN chief legal analyst, and New Yorker staff writer, called AMI and the National Enquirer's actions "disgraceful," but he wouldn't go as far to say that it was a crime.

"Your question is 'Is it blackmail? Is it a crime? Is it extortion?'" Toobin told CNN's Anderson Cooper last week. "My answer is 'I don't know.' I think it is worthy of investigation."

"It's an unusual situation, because even though it has a threat involved, it is part of the news-gathering process — broadly defined, even though it is deeply sleazy — and I could see prosecutors hesitating to get in the middle of this," Toobin said.

"It's disgraceful journalism. It's disgraceful behavior. Whether or not it's an actual crime? I am frankly not prepared to say at this point."

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti seems to agree: "Moves like this are fairly common when there are legal disputes between people or companies as a way for one side to gain leverage over the other" he wrote in the final tweet of a lengthy thread on Twitter. "It is despicable but I have had no success convincing federal prosecutors to bring charges."

David Heller, deputy director of the Media Law Resource Center, explained to INSIDER over email that "demanding money or something else of value in exchange for not revealing truthful embarrassing info can be extortion/blackmail."

However, there is more "leeway" in a litigation context, Heller explained. "Pre-litigation settlement demands happen all the time but are usually considered legal, as legitimate efforts to resolve a legal claim."

The other legal issues at stake

Bezos argues that the publishing of the photos would violate copyright law, but Fine argues that the photos are newsworthy, and therefore the National Enquirer could publish them.

Jonathan Kotler, former legal counsel to the California First Amendment Coalition, believes that a jury would find them newsworthy.

"One of the defenses for the publishing of embarrassing private facts, which is what these photos are, depending on where they got them, assuming they are private, one of the principal defenses is newsworthiness," Kotler, who is also an associate professor of journalism at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, told INSIDER. "The people involved are general-purpose public figures; I think a court or jury would find them newsworthy, however distasteful they may be."

Kotler also says there is another consideration wrapped up in this scenario: US defamation law.

As mentioned before, Fine argues that Bezos, et al. are defaming the National Enquirer with their assertion that the tabloid's moves concerning him are politically motivated.

"In the United States, truth is a complete defense to defamation," Kotler told INSIDER. So if the National Enquirer filed a defamation case, it would have to prove that "Bezos knew that what he was publishing was false or was published with reckless disregard for the truth."

But if everything Bezos said concerning the matter with AMI and the National Enquirer is true, then AMI is "out to sea," Kotler said.

On Friday, February 8, the AMI board responded to Bezos' post: "American Media believes fervently that it acted lawfully in the reporting of the story of Mr. Bezos," AMI said in a statement.

"Nonetheless, in light of the nature of the allegations published by Mr. Bezos, the board has convened and determined that it should promptly and thoroughly investigate the claims. Upon completion of that investigation, the board will take whatever appropriate action is necessary."

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has been getting heavy social media abuse for a crack about socialism, part of the unhinged Republican reaction to a new member of Congress. Think Progress reports:

Some conservatives have gone bananas over everything connected with popular freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

The latest instance of this came on Friday — one day after Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) unveiled their resolution for a Green New Deal. Sen. Tom Cotton (R), the 41-year-old politician from Arkansas, took to twitter to voice his opinions on the ambitious climate plan.

He wrote: “The Democrats’ ‘Green New Deal’ brings to mind an insight from Churchill: Socialism may begin with the best of intensions, but it always ends with the Gestapo.”
Cotton is just engaging in familiar Republican branding. AOC is a democratic socialist — think Sweden — but invoking the dread word socialism and then painting all Democrats with it is political catnip for Repubs.

Some context is in order for Cotton's crack, however.

CNN anchor and correspondent Bill Weir tweeted that Cotton had some “Missing context, Senator: Churchill gave the infamous ‘Gestapo Speech’ while running against Labor in ’45.” The result Weir notes, is that “He got crushed and despite his warnings, the left gave Britain the National Health Service but Prince Harry did dress up as a Nazi for Halloween that one time.”
Britain still has its National Health Service 73 years later and, though it is stretched, no one wants to get rid of it. Coton got piled on all over.

Cotton’s claim was so nonsensical that even tennis great, and former Czechoslovak, Martina Navratilova felt compelled to weigh in with multiple tweets

“Funny how you are so quick to compare socialism with Hitler,” she wrote, “when in fact Hitler and the Gestapo have a lot more in common with you and Trump than it ever did with Sweden, Denmark, Holland etc… get a clue!!! Not seeing any Gestapo like situation anywhere in Europe.”
As Think Progress notes, Churchill's words are more suitable to the need for decisive action to deal with the climate crisis. But Cotton and Trump and Republicans are in thrall to the carbon titans and thus they brand the Green New Deal as socialism, a one-word pacifier for their base. The proposal is, among others, an economic stimulus program to encourage the development of alternative energy sources.  It has many parts and, in classic GOP fashion, the attack strategy is to single out and make a caricature of one or another facet of it. Thus a lot of misleading talk about cow farts.

Here's the thing, whether Cotton likes it or not. Climate change is having a real impact on the globe. More and more people are concerned about it. The issue had proven resonance in the Democratic takeover of the House majority. Invoking the Gestapo and cow farts might work some places — Arkansas, alas, comes to mind in the short term — but the arc of science bends toward the need for a greener planet.
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О деградации США, безумной и уже очевидно безудержной, можно следить по выступлениям президентов последней сверхдержавы. А потом - сравнивать с речами, а лучше последней, конечно, речью нашего лидера перед заксобранием в марте. Собственно, тема этой заметки как раз о том - как и что говорят лидеры двух ядерных держав. И почему Путин, в отличие, что Трампа, что Обамы - не трепло.


Хотя, как нам всегда рассказывают, именно в США прямо таки политики ответсвенные донельзя. Правда, справедливости ради заметим, что либеральная общественность последнее время что-то начала подозревать и уже тихонько шепотом добавляет, что это просто у американцев менталитет такой, петушиться с размахом, даже когда надо обнять и плакать.

Но, простите, Трамп это враг демократов, а Обама был друг, товарищ и брат! А толку - ровно как с того козла, который хоть жить и будет, но сильно [вырезано цензурой]. Смотрите сами.

Экономика России «разорвана в клочья», а сама страна – изолирована. Об этом в обращении к Конгрессу заявил президент США Барак Обама. Полностью расшифровку речи президента передает Washington Post.
«В прошлом году, на фоне агрессии господина Путина, мы вместе с союзниками провели тяжелую работу по введению санкций, укрепили наше присутствие в прифронтовых государствах. Некоторые говорили, что стратегия Путина была мастерской демонстрацией стратегии и мощи. Но сегодня именно Америка является сильной и сплотилась со своими союзниками, в то время как Россия изолирована, а ее экономика разорвана в клочья», – сказал Обама.

Прошло почти пять лет.... конечно, мы поимели экономические проблемы, но так уж случилось, что никто с голода не опух, стройки домов и "Авангардов" продолжаются, Чемпионат Мира мы провели и они признан лучшим за всю историю по версии ФИФА. Теоретически, за такое - что на наше любимое "Эхо Москвы", что ихнее CNN - должны Обаме каждый день по три раза напоминать. Или подобное балабольство не унижает что ли - единственную сверхдержаву?

Конечно, не унижает. Опущенные жители США терпят, ибо теперь у нас на арене деда Доня Трамп - встречайте:

В своей речи Трамп отметил хорошее состояние экономики США, создание 2,4 млн рабочих мест, рост зарплаты и 45-летний минимум заявлений о выдаче пособия по безработице. Кроме того, он заявил, что «типичная семья из четырех человек, зарабатывающая 75 тыс. долларов (в год), увидит, что их налоги снизятся на 2 тыс. долларов»..

Ой! Во-первых, если поделить 75 000 долларов на 12 мы сначала получаем 6 250, а потом когда разделим еще на двое, обижая, конечно, американские шведские семьи, но что поделать, мы тут темные, поймем, что в Штатах есть зарплаты - 3 125 долларов. Нет, нет, я все же допускаю больше, что в этой семье двое детей, а не все четыре родителя - и значит расходы там растут.

Конечно, ожидаемо скоро будут вопли товарищей, что по курсу в 66 рублей это будет аж целых 206 250 на одного работающего человека, пока у нас тут пенсионеры получают по 10 000 рублей, но, еще и еще раз. На прошлых допросах мы разбирали, что тупой пересчет заработных плат и такое же тупое проецирование их на нашу реальность это не от большого ума, хотя многие могут ехать жить, что на Украину, что в Венесуэлу, что в Зимбабве - будут триллионерами! Другое дело, что раньше нам рассказывали, что каждый дурак в Штатах получает сразу 10к, но только зелеными, а тут выяняется, что "типичная семья" с двумя детьми в среднем получает меньше 100к в год.

Вот, кстати, что нам пишет портал по эмиграции, как я понял, откуда нельзя даже текст скопировать, пришлось набирать руками:

Важный экономический нюанс заключается в том, что учитываемые социалогическими и экономическими исследования суммы являются "грязными", т.е. без налоговых вычетов. Поэтому при номинальном среднем заработке в 40 тыс. долларов в год реально гражданин получает меньше приблизительно на треть.

Т.е., во-первых, прав был Доктор Хаус и все врут, включая иностранного агента "Левада-центр", а также вражескую пропаганду, а, во-вторых, ну чо - переезжаем! Чтобы взять до конца жизни в ипотеку нечто напоминающее наши дачные домики, затем машинку, а затем до конца жизни лопать гамбургеры и слушать Донни Трампа, который - остановил же оказывается войну с Северной Кореей!

«Если бы я не был избран президентом Соединенных Штатов, мы бы, прямо сейчас, на мой взгляд, были бы в большой войне с Северной Кореей, в результате которой могли погибнуть миллионы людей. Многое еще предстоит сделать, но мои отношения с Ким Чен Ыном хорошие. Мы встретимся снова 27 и 28 февраля во Вьетнаме», — заявил Трамп.
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Во время обращения Трамп заявил, что его администрация за 24 месяца добилась «стремительного прогресса». «Нашей экономике завидует весь мир, наши военные — самые могущественные на земле, и Америка выигрывает день за днем», — сказал Трамп.

Еще год назад я бы полез искать вам ссылки на социологические вопросы, что Штаты ненавидят уже по всему шарику, а теперь к этому движению еще и ЕС стремительно присоединяется. И что также долги Штатов растут астрономически, что за 10 лет только госдолг вырос в два раза, что фондовые рынки начинают рушиться.

Еще год я бы полез искать и примеры "побед" американской военщины, но мне тупо лениво. Они полностью облажались в Афгане, они получили от нас по морде в Сирии, они реально не умеют воевать ни с кем, кроме папуасов, да и тех раньше предпочитали покупать, как в Ираке, но уже в Венесуэле и этого не могут. И это все не кино, это президенты США!

Один говорил, что порвал нас, другой, что порвал КНДР, что дальше?

И на этом фоне вечно спокойный Путин. Хотя, разумеется, сейчас мне начнут напоминать про то, что мы Турцию не победили, Израилю слили и т.д. и т.п.

По Турции. Они поимели огромные проблемы в экономике - так что с помидорами все было хорошо. Что же говорить до полномасштабной войны... сделать такой подарок Обаме или Трампу? Когда сейчас все визжат из-за "Турецкого потока", наших поставок С-400, а Эрдоган посылает США без перерыва? Серьезно? Сплотить НАТО, которое по шву трещит образом общего врага?

По Израилю. Как-то визги после того, как ВВС Израиля подставили наш самолет - исчезли, правда? Но зато там теперь стоит наши системы ПВО. И что-то не помню я больших полетов Израиля на территории Сирии. Шмаляют - правда. Но быстро-быстро, чтобы успеть свалить, пока не прилетело.

И, конечно, речь в марте прошлого года, когда были явленны миру наши новые "Авангард", "Посейдон", "Кинжал" и т.д. Визгу было, особенно про мультики, уверен, все помнят. Но, чем кончилось? Разумеется!

Либералы теперь воют, что особенно доставляет, что лучше бы раздали пенсионерам и мы давно готовились и значит, мы агрессоры. Правда, они никак внутри себя определиться не могут - если мы агрессоры, как мы тогда это дело сделали, будучи порванными в клочья и без людей, потому что все уехали в США?

И, собственно, вот она разница, между американским шоу-бизом, даже политическим, и нашими традициями. Это, в частности, к слову, еще раз и о словах Путина, который этих американских президентов видел, сколько не каждый человек в жизни женится. Да, да, о том самом, что президенты в Штатах приходят и уходят, а теневые структуры, кто управляет этой террористической страной из-за кулис - остаются. Потому что - демократия.

Впрочем, разумется, сейчас мне на пальцах докажут, что Обама нас порвал, Трамп сделал Америку снова "эгегейн", а Путин - украл всю нефть, все деньги пенсионеров и весь лес!

Счастья вам.



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Raw video shows CNN was tipped off by Mueller before SWAT raid on Roger Stone
Raw video posted to Twitter by a CNN cameraman reveals that Mueller’s FBI colluded with CNN so they could capture the Roger Stone SWAT-style raid last Friday. 

Footage posted by freelance cameraman Gilbert De La Rosa shows CNN parked right in front of Stone’s house waiting for the FBI to show up early Friday morning. When the FBI arrive they ignore him as he got out of his vehicle to film, instead of treating him as a potentially armed hostile actor or innocent bystander.
Thegatewaypundit.com reports: That the FBI completely ignored De La Rosa as he got out of his vehicle when they arrived indicates FBI agents were told in advance a CNN cameraman and reporter would be on scene waiting to film the pre-dawn raid and arrest of Stone.
Those instructions would have come from higher ups showing that CNN,  the FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office colluded to put CNN front and center for the raid.
Watching the video, it is stunning to see De La Rosa roll down his window and then step out of his vehicle as the FBI agents pull up and exit their vehicles in tactical gear with weapons drawn–and not one FBI agent points his weapon at De La Rosa. They don’t even speak to him to check him out. It’s like he’s part of the FBI team.
Here’s how CNN reported their exclusive on the raid early Friday.
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President Trump criticized the heavy-handed tactics used to arrest his friend and former campaign adviser Stone. Trump also questioned how CNN was there waiting to film the raid.
Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of our Country! NO COLLUSION! Border Coyotes, Drug Dealers and Human Traffickers are treated better. Who alerted CNN to be there?
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CNN producer David Shortell described in a video report how he and De La Rosa were close enough to see Stone answer the door wearing pajamas and eyeglasses and and hear him identify himself to the agents during the pre-dawn raid. Shortell said he and De La Rosa were moved away from Stone’s house shortly after that. During his report for CNN, Shortell is seen standing in daylight across from an intersection to Stone’s street that is blocked by police cars.

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton
has been getting heavy social media abuse for a crack about socialism, part of the unhinged Republican reaction to a new member of Congress. Think Progress reports:

Some conservatives have gone bananas over everything connected with popular freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

The latest instance of this came on Friday — one day after Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) unveiled their resolution for a Green New Deal. Sen. Tom Cotton (R), the 41-year-old politician from Arkansas, took to twitter to voice his opinions on the ambitious climate plan.

He wrote: “The Democrats’ ‘Green New Deal’ brings to mind an insight from Churchill: Socialism may begin with the best of intensions, but it always ends with the Gestapo.”
Cotton is just engaging in familiar Republican branding. AOC is a democratic socialist — think Sweden — but invoking the dread word socialism and then painting all Democrats with it is political catnip for Repubs.

Some context is in order for Cotton's crack, however.

CNN anchor and correspondent Bill Weir tweeted that Cotton had some “Missing context, Senator: Churchill gave the infamous ‘Gestapo Speech’ while running against Labor in ’45.” The result Weir notes, is that “He got crushed and despite his warnings, the left gave Britain the National Health Service but Prince Harry did dress up as a Nazi for Halloween that one time.”
Britain still has its National Health Service 73 years later and, though it is stretched, no one wants to get rid of it. Coton got piled on all over.

Cotton’s claim was so nonsensical that even tennis great, and former Czechoslovak, Martina Navratilova felt compelled to weigh in with multiple tweets

“Funny how you are so quick to compare socialism with Hitler,” she wrote, “when in fact Hitler and the Gestapo have a lot more in common with you and Trump than it ever did with Sweden, Denmark, Holland etc… get a clue!!! Not seeing any Gestapo like situation anywhere in Europe.”
As Think Progress notes, Churchill's words are more suitable to the need for decisive action to deal with the climate crisis. But Cotton and Trump and Republicans are in thrall to the carbon titans and thus they brand the Green New Deal as socialism, a one-word pacifier for their base. The proposal is, among others, an economic stimulus program to encourage the development of alternative energy sources.  It has many parts and, in classic GOP fashion, the attack strategy is to single out and make a caricature of one or another facet of it. Thus a lot of misleading talk about cow farts.

Here's the thing, whether Cotton likes it or not. Climate change is having a real impact on the globe. More and more people are concerned about it. The issue had proven resonance in the Democratic takeover of the House majority. Invoking the Gestapo and cow farts might work some places — Arkansas, alas, comes to mind in the short term — but the arc of science bends toward the need for a greener planet.
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Jeff Bezos

  • Federal prosecutors are reviewing claims made by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in a post published on Medium last week that accused the National Enquirer and its publisher, American Media Inc., (AMI) of "extortion and blackmail," sources told The New York Times.
  • Bezos published several emails from the National Enquirer's chief content officer Dylan Howard and from Jon Fine, an attorney representing AMI — one of which lists compromising photographs of Bezos that the supermarket tabloid says it has. Another message lists the terms the company is demanding in order to keep the material out of the public sphere.
  • There outstanding legal questions about the Bezos/AMI ordeal, including whether or not AMI has committed a crime by allegedly holding compromising information about Bezos as leverage to get what it wants from him.
  • Legal experts say it's complicated.

Federal prosecutors are reviewing claims made by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in a post published on Medium last week that accused the National Enquirer and its publisher, American Media Inc., (AMI) of "extortion and blackmail," according to sources told The New York Times.

The ordeal between AMI and Bezos has dominated headlines in recent days, as Bezos, the world's wealthiest man, locked horns with the supermarket tabloid he says is out to get him. AMI's chairman and CEO, David Pecker, is a longtime acquaintance of President Donald Trump. Trump views Bezos, who owns The Washington Post — a newspaper Trump dislikes — as an enemy.

Prosecutors are trying to determine if AMI, in the course of its handling of the Bezos situation, violated a non-prosecution agreement reached in an unrelated matter. That agreement concerns hush money that AMI paid to the former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who said she had an extramarital affair with Trump in 2006.

The story resurfaced in summer 2016, in the heat of that year's presidential election. The National Enquirer paid $150,000 for the rights to McDougal's story in August 2016 and never published it, a move largely seen as an offensive measure to protect Trump's candidacy.

The non-prosecution agreement stipulates that AMI would "not be prosecuted for its Trump-related efforts as long as it stayed out of legal trouble for the next three years," The Times reported.

So the question is, are AMI's actions concerning the Bezos ordeal illegal?

The claims being made

Bezos on Thursday February 7 published several emails from the National Enquirer's chief content officer Dylan Howard and from Jon Fine, an attorney representing AMI — one of which lists compromising photographs of Bezos that the tabloid says it has. Another message lists the terms the company is demanding in order to keep the material out of the public sphere.

The photos are related to Lauren Sanchez, a woman with whom Bezos was allegedly having an extramarital affair, according to the National Enquirer. At the beginning of January, Bezos announced he and his wife, MacKenzie, were separating after 25 years of marriage. The following day, the National Enquirer published an exposé, outing the alleged affair. Later, it published what it said were private text messages exchanged between Bezos to Sanchez.

Bezos asked his longtime security associate Gavin de Becker investigate AMI's actions. De Becker told The Daily Beast in a story published on January 31 that "strong leads point to political motives" with regard to the National Enquirer story about the alleged Bezos affair.

AMI disputed that claim and "emphatically rejects any assertion that its reporting was instigated, dictated or influenced in any manner by external forces, political or otherwise," Fine said in one of the emails sent to de Becker's lawyer. Fine also called the notion that the National Enquirer's reporting was politically motivated "defamatory," and demanded that Bezos, de Becker, and The Washington Post say that it's not politically motivated — or else the tabloid would publish the allegedly compromising photos of Bezos.

In his Medium post, Bezos called the claim that the National Enquirer's reporting is not politically motivated "false" and a "lie."

What legal experts are saying

Jeffrey Toobin, a former federal prosecutor, current CNN chief legal analyst, and New Yorker staff writer, called AMI and the National Enquirer's actions "disgraceful," but he wouldn't go as far to say that it was a crime.

"Your question is 'Is it blackmail? Is it a crime? Is it extortion?'" Toobin told CNN's Anderson Cooper last week. "My answer is 'I don't know.' I think it is worthy of investigation."

"It's an unusual situation, because even though it has a threat involved, it is part of the news-gathering process — broadly defined, even though it is deeply sleazy — and I could see prosecutors hesitating to get in the middle of this," Toobin said.

"It's disgraceful journalism. It's disgraceful behavior. Whether or not it's an actual crime? I am frankly not prepared to say at this point."

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti seems to agree: "Moves like this are fairly common when there are legal disputes between people or companies as a way for one side to gain leverage over the other" he wrote in the final tweet of a lengthy thread on Twitter. "It is despicable but I have had no success convincing federal prosecutors to bring charges."

David Heller, deputy director of the Media Law Resource Center, explained to INSIDER over email that "demanding money or something else of value in exchange for not revealing truthful embarrassing info can be extortion/blackmail."

However, there is more "leeway" in a litigation context, Heller explained. "Pre-litigation settlement demands happen all the time but are usually considered legal, as legitimate efforts to resolve a legal claim."

The other legal issues at stake

Bezos argues that the publishing of the photos would violate copyright law, but Fine argues that the photos are newsworthy, and therefore the National Enquirer could publish them.

Jonathan Kotler, former legal counsel to the California First Amendment Coalition, believes that a jury would find them newsworthy.

"One of the defenses for the publishing of embarrassing private facts, which is what these photos are, depending on where they got them, assuming they are private, one of the principal defenses is newsworthiness," Kotler, who is also an associate professor of journalism at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, told INSIDER. "The people involved are general-purpose public figures; I think a court or jury would find them newsworthy, however distasteful they may be."

Kotler also says there is another consideration wrapped up in this scenario: US defamation law.

As mentioned before, Fine argues that Bezos, et al. are defaming the National Enquirer with their assertion that the tabloid's moves concerning him are politically motivated.

"In the United States, truth is a complete defense to defamation," Kotler told INSIDER. So if the National Enquirer filed a defamation case, it would have to prove that "Bezos knew that what he was publishing was false or was published with reckless disregard for the truth."

But if everything Bezos said concerning the matter with AMI and the National Enquirer is true, then AMI is "out to sea," Kotler said.

On Friday, February 8, the AMI board responded to Bezos' post: "American Media believes fervently that it acted lawfully in the reporting of the story of Mr. Bezos," AMI said in a statement.

"Nonetheless, in light of the nature of the allegations published by Mr. Bezos, the board has convened and determined that it should promptly and thoroughly investigate the claims. Upon completion of that investigation, the board will take whatever appropriate action is necessary."

SEE ALSO: These are the main players in the explosive saga of Jeff Bezos' love life and his war with the National Enquirer

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Un rapporto Onu documenta torture, stupri, schiavi. Come in Bosnia, preferiamo non vedere

Un ragazzo, scappato dal mattatoio somalo e passato per un lager di Kufra, l’ha spiegata con quella sintesi che si raggiunge solo attraverso il dolore : «Che tu sia un rifugiato o un migrante, in Libia sei sempre spaventato. Devi dormire con un occhio aperto. Vieni venduto da un trafficante all’altro». Poche parole da merce umana, così efficaci da finire in cima a un capitolo del dossier, il quinto, «Viaggio dall’inferno». Quel dossier tutt’altro che inedito, 61 terribili pagine redatte lo scorso dicembre, grava da un mese e mezzo sulle coscienze dell’Occidente. E, come tutte le colpe che appaiono senza redenzione, tende a essere rimosso.

Si chiama Desperate and dangerous: report on the human situation of migrants and refugees in Lybia, ed è firmato da due organismi dell’Onu: l’Alto commissariato per i diritti umani (Unhcr) e la Missione di supporto in Libia (Unsmil). 

Consta di 1.300 interviste di prima mano raccolte tra gennaio 2017 e agosto 2018 nelle visite di 11 centri di detenzione: non tutti e certo nemmeno i peggiori. 

Cade due anni dopo un analogo rapporto (dicembre 2016) in cui l’Onu dava l’allarme su una situazione umanitaria totalmente fuori controllo. Ora scopriamo che in questo periodo le «autorità libiche si sono dimostrate incapaci o del tutto refrattarie a mettere fine alle violenze e agli abusi contro migranti e rifugiati».

Quelle 61 pagine contengono in sé un paradosso: perché l’Onu, svelando gli orrori libici, confessa una inanità nel contrastarli che potrebbe infine diventare vergogna, in una sorta di Srebrenica mediterranea dove massacrata non è una singola nazionalità per la sua appartenenza religiosa (allora, i bosniaci musulmani) ma un’intera categoria umana: i fuggiaschi dell’Africa.

Omicidi, fosse comuni nel deserto, stupri seriali e di gruppo su donne anche incinte o su mamme che allattano, bambini massacrati davanti ai genitori, ragazzi seviziati a morte in collegamento video coi parenti che devono pagarne la liberazione, schiavismo, lavori forzati, celle da centinaia di posti senza una latrina, denutrizione, bruciature con ferri roventi, cavi elettrici ai genitali, unghie strappate. 

Il paragone con Srebrenica non appare poi forzato. Si muore di fame e di setticemia. Si resta in detenzione senza motivo e all’infinito: una legge coniata da Gheddafi fa considerare schiavi i migranti illegali, i governanti fantoccio di adesso non l’hanno mai cambiata.

Cosa più importante, l’Onu ha «credibili informazioni» sulla complicità di «ufficiali dello Stato… gruppi formalmente integrati nelle istituzioni, rappresentanti del ministero degli Interni e della Difesa, nel traffico di migranti e rifugiati. Questi personaggi dello Stato si arricchiscono attraverso lo sfruttamento e le estorsioni a danno di rifugiati e migranti».

Cade il velo sulla menzogna della Libia come «porto sicuro» dove plausibilmente ricondurre i migranti respinti in mare. Unhcr e Unsmil hanno registrato 53.285 richiedenti asilo fermi in Libia quattro mesi fa, ma sostengono che il numero sia enormemente più alto data l’estrema difficoltà per le Nazioni Unite ad assolvere sul posto al proprio mandato. A gennaio il segretario generale Antonio Guterres ha inviato al Consiglio di sicurezza una relazione di 15 pagine (acquisita dalla Corte penale internazionale dell’Aja) in cui spiega che lì i migranti sono quasi 700 mila (10% donne, 9% bambini) ma in mano alle «autorità» è solo una minoranza, di tutti gli altri non si sa quasi nulla, sono in centri di detenzione inaccessibili, gestiti da gruppi armati.

Nel rapporto Unhcr-Unsmil si sostiene anche che «nonostante la diminuzione degli arrivi in Italia nel 2018, il viaggio è diventato più pericoloso, con oltre 1.200 migranti morti nei primi otto mesi dell’anno scorso durante la traversata». La guardia costiera libica (che ha preso il controllo di 94 miglia nautiche di Sars) è descritta come una compagnia di pirati in base a decine di testimonianze che parlano di uso delle armi, collisioni in mare coi boat people, vere aggressioni.

Sulla terraferma, Bani Whalid, Sabha, Kufra, Buraq al Shati, Shwerif, Sabratah non sono, secondo l’Onu, centri di raccolta ma sostanzialmente campi di sterminio gestiti da kapò di cui si conoscono persino i nomi e i nomignoli, famigerati tra le loro vittime: Moussa e Mahmoud Diab, Mohamed Karongo, Gateau, Mohamed Whiskey, Rambu… 

Le aste degli schiavi furono documentate dalla Cnn in uno sconvolgente servizio nel novembre 2017. Le prigioni «alternative» sono hangar o cantine da 700 o 800 anime stese le une sulle altre, donne e uomini in totale promiscuità: niente acqua né luce. «A Shwerif ti sparano in una gamba e ti lasciano dissanguare se non paghi… Per spingerci a pagare hanno picchiato mio figlio di 5 anni con una spranga sulla testa», narra un profugo del Darfur. I miliziani camminano sul ventre di donne incinte. Una tra mille racconta: «Vengo dall’Eritrea, sono entrata il Libia a gennaio 2017, sono stata rapita tre volte e portata ad Al Shatti, Bani Walid e al-Khoms. Lì eravamo 200 in una stanza. Non potevamo respirare né allungare le gambe. Ogni notte sono stata violentata da almeno sei uomini, alcuni libici, altri africani, per cinque mesi. Mia madre ha dovuto vendere la casa e impegnare tutto per pagare i 5.000 dollari che questi volevano. Ora sono incinta di uno degli stupratori».

Nulla di tutto ciò è, in assoluto, una rivelazione. Anche se il catalogo degli orrori è così vasto da stordirci. A questi orrori dobbiamo l’enorme (per quanto provvisorio) beneficio di non avere sulle nostre coste, in qualche settimana, fiumi di disperati detenuti lì senza ragione e senza scadenza. Ma certi benefici possono dannare. Se l’Onu non è una di fabbrica di fake news (e ci sarà chi lo afferma, ne siamo sicuri) la Libia è uno stato canaglia o, meglio, una federazione di bande criminali. Certo, la realpolitik ci consiglia di voltarci altrove o, addirittura, di spalleggiare una delle bande in lotta. Ma i fantasmi di Bosnia hanno accompagnato la mala coscienza dell’Occidente per due decenni. Davvero dobbiamo considerare la Libia come un buco nero, come suggeriscono pragmatici strateghi? E quanto a lungo ci potrà proteggere la realpolitik? Al posto di guardia Onu di Srebrenica, un graffitaro cambiò la scritta «United Nations» in «United Nothing». Se la storia insegna qualcosa, è che chi non combatte gli assassini, alla fine, ne è complice.

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          CNN рассказал, как Дональд Трамп помог российской рыбе      Cache   Translate Page      

Рыбаки с Аляски надеялись, что в результате затеянной Дональдом Трампом торговой войны рыба, которую вылавливают в России, обрабатывают в Китае, а зат...


          ‘Unspeakable heartbreak.’ Mom runs into burning home to save kids, Calif. officials say      Cache   Translate Page      
Finding her two-story house ablaze with four of her children asleep upstairs, Kristina Stratton dashed inside, CNN reported. The 38-year-old single mother of five had been out with one of … Click to Continue »
          Prosecutors in trial on McStay family murder want jurors to view CNN interview defendant gave before his arrest      Cache   Translate Page      

Months before he was arrested on suspicion of murder in 2014, Charles “Chase” Merritt told a CNN reporter he was “definitely the last person” whom Joseph McStay saw.

Now, jurors tasked with deciding whether Merritt killed McStay and his family — who lived in San Diego County — may be allowed to...


          Alcalde ofrece 10 mil dólares para mudarse y vivir en ciudad de Italia       Cache   Translate Page      

Un inusual ofrecimiento hizo Giovanni Bruno Mattiet, alcalde de la localidad de Locana, asentada en la parte nororiental de Italia. Debido a la caída demográfica que atraviesa su jurisdicción, el burgomaestre italiano ofreció 10 mil dólares a todo aquel que acepte vivir y tener un hijo en la comunidad.

La oferta de Mattiet se encuentra abierta para cualquier persona que acepte trasladarse hasta la pequeña comuna adyacente a los linderos del Piamonte.

El pago prometido por el alcalde de Locana será efectivo por los primeros tres años. El dinero será para que el aspirante a residente de Locana pueda establecerse para edificar una futura casa y familia. 

En primer término, al convocatoria está dirigida a los italianos o a los extranjeros que vivan en Italia en este momento. Sin embargo, al no obtener una respuesta inmediata, Mattiet extendió el ofrecimiento a cualquier persona del mundo. 

En declaraciones para CNN Travel, el alcalde de Locana aseguró que “nuestra población se ha reducido de 7000 residentes a principios de 1900, a apenas 1500". 

"Las personas se fueron a buscar trabajo en las grandes fábricas de Turín”, dijo Mattiet al mencionado medio. 

De acuerdo al alcalde, la escuela local "corre el riesgo de cerrar porque no se matriculan suficientes alumnos", algo que, afirmó, no puede dejar que suceda.

“Buscamos a personas jóvenes y profesionales que quieran empezar una nueva vida en nuestra ciudad”, enfatizó Mattiet.


          В Москве назвали неверными данные о поставках минтая в США на $200 млн      Cache   Translate Page      
В интервью агентству «РИА Новости» представитель Росрыболовства в США Олег Рыков назвал неверными и тенденциозными данные CNN о том, что Россия заняла существенную долю американского рынка замороженной рыбной продукции.
          Today in Keenerland 2/5      Cache   Translate Page      
Back before the internet and on-demand video, back before cable brought us CNN and MTV, we watched television over the air. As I was working on today’s digital visit with you all, I brought up Detroit Free Press columnist,  BetteLou Peterson’s TV article from today in 1970. Here’s a real trip back in time. What were Detroiters watching? On Monday night, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In was at the height of its popularity, the most popular program in town. Mod Squad owned Tuesday nights. On Wednesday the competition between The Virginian, Glen Campbell, and the Sally Field’s Flying Nun was fierce....
          CNN связал политику Трампа с российской рыбой в школах США      Cache   Translate Page      
Телеканал CNN связал политику президента США Дональда Трампа с ситуацией, при которой американские школьники едят в столовых рыбные палочки, производимые из рыбы, преимущественно выловленной в России.
          2/11/2019: NEWS: Kellyanne Conway says ‘lunatic’ assaulted her      Cache   Translate Page      
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has detailed an alleged assault against her that she says occurred last year in the presence of her middle school-aged daughter. Her account was broadcast in a CNN interview Friday. Mary Elizabeth Inabinett, 63,...
          Prosecutors in trial on McStay family murder want jurors to view CNN interview defendant gave before his arrest      Cache   Translate Page      

Months before he was arrested on suspicion of murder in 2014, Charles “Chase” Merritt told a CNN reporter he was “definitely the last person” whom Joseph McStay saw.

Now, jurors tasked with deciding whether Merritt killed McStay and his family — who lived in San Diego County — may be allowed to...


          Valerie Reyes called her mom in panic. She vanished within days and her body was found in a suitcase.      Cache   Translate Page      
Days before her body was found inside a suitcase near a Connecticut road, Valerie Reyes called her mother terrified someone would kill her. “She was just really scared, very frightened,” her mother, Norma Sanchez, told CNN affiliate WABC. The 24-year-old had been living in a basement apartment in New Rochelle, New York, for some time but had recently grown anxious and even felt paranoid of being alone there. “I’m afraid someone is going to murder me,” Reyes told her mother. […]
          В Росрыболовстве прокомментировали статью CNN о российском минтае      Cache   Translate Page      
Представитель ведомства в США Олег Рыков назвал материал телеканала тенденциозным и не несущим угрозы для отечественного рыбного промысла
          Las fuerzas respaldadas por EE. UU. se enfrentan a una feroz resistencia de ISIS en la ‘batalla final’      Cache   Translate Page      
Los comandantes de la SDF le han dicho a CNN que sus combatientes se enfrentan a la feroz resistencia de los militantes de ISIS.
          Warren: Trump 'may not even be a free person' by 2020 - CNN International      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Warren: Trump 'may not even be a free person' by 2020  CNN International
  2. Senator Elizabeth Warren officially launches 2020 presidential campaign  The Guardian
  3. Trump appears to joke about Native American genocide in Elizabeth Warren 'Trail of Tears' tweet  The Independent
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  5. 'Rigged system': will Warren's rage against the rich win over 2020 voters?  The Guardian
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          Panelist gives heated response to lawmaker on blackface      Cache   Translate Page      
CNN commentator Nina Turner argues that recent blackface scandals in politics are not a result or in relation to President Trump, but that racism is in the "DNA" of the United States.

          McStay Family Murder Trial: Prosecutors Want Jurors to View CNN Interview With Defendant      Cache   Translate Page      
Months before he was arrested on suspicion of murder in 2014, Charles “Chase” Merritt told a CNN reporter he was “definitely the last person” whom Joseph McStay saw. Now, jurors tasked with deciding whether Merritt killed McStay and his family — who lived in San Diego County — may be allowed to see that television interview for themselves. Last week, San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Michael Smith gave prosecutors the OK to play the recording for the panel, so long […]
          Connecticut Woman’s Body Found in Suitcase Days After She Called Her Mother in a Panic      Cache   Translate Page      
Days before her body was found inside a suitcase near a Connecticut road, Valerie Reyes called her mother terrified someone would kill her. “She was just really scared, very frightened,” her mother, Norma Sanchez, told CNN affiliate WABC. The 24-year-old had been living in a basement apartment in New Rochelle, New York, for some time but had recently grown anxious and even felt paranoid of being alone there. “I’m afraid someone is going to murder me,” Reyes told her mother. But […]
          The new footage of the Roger Stone raid casts doubt on CNN's story      Cache   Translate Page      
The story CNN gave on why they were at Roger Stone's house the day the FBI raided him is falling apart. The only footage anyone had seen until now was the CNN footage from a crew that happened to be there when the FBI hit the home. After many questioned how CNN knew how to be there at that time the network offered an explanation that had many in disbelief.
          Prosecutors in trial on McStay family murder want jurors to view CNN interview defendant gave before his arrest      Cache   Translate Page      

Months before he was arrested on suspicion of murder in 2014, Charles “Chase” Merritt told a CNN reporter he was “definitely the last person” whom Joseph McStay saw.

Now, jurors tasked with deciding whether Merritt killed McStay and his family — who lived in San Diego County — may be allowed to...


          Jill Abramson continues to defend her book against plagiarism charges, says she gave Vice early excerpts of the book and invited the company's response (CNN)      Cache   Translate Page      

CNN:
Jill Abramson continues to defend her book against plagiarism charges, says she gave Vice early excerpts of the book and invited the company's response  —  New York (CNN Business)Jill Abramson continues to claim that passages from her new book, “Merchants of Truth,” weren't plagiarized, but instead were improperly credited.


          Poslední bašta Islámského státu před pádem. Obléhání doprovází těžké boje      Cache   Translate Page      
Na východě Sýrie v neděli pokračovaly těžké boje při obléhání poslední bašty teroristické organizace Islámský stát (IS). Arabsko-kurdské koalici SDF, která zahájila ofenzivu v sobotu, vzdoruje poblíž hranice s Irákem asi 500 radikálů. Koalice zatím získala 41 postů dosud obsazených radikály, ale narazila na protiútok. V obklíčeném městečku Baghúz Faukání mohou být podle reportéra stanice CNN i stovky civilistů.
          Kuddusi Müftüoğlu: Nasıl penaltı verilmez?      Cache   Translate Page      
CNN Türk'teki Pazar Akşamı Futbol programında Galatasaray - Trabzonspor maçındaki tartışmalı kararları yorumlayan eski MHK Başkanı Kuddusi Müftüoğlu, hakem Ümit Öztürk'ün kararlarını eleştirdi.
          CNN связал политику Трампа с российской рыбой в американских школах      Cache   Translate Page      
Рыбные палочки для школ в США делаются из российского минтая
          В Росрыболовстве прокомментировали статью CNN о российском минтае      Cache   Translate Page      
В субботу телекомпания утверждала, что нынешняя администрация, сама того не желая, упрочила конкурентные преимущества вылавливаемого в водах России минтая, который перерабатывается в Китае и экспортируется в США в виде имитации крабового мяса и рыбных палочек.
          РФ перенаправит минтай из США на другие рынки в случае введения пошлин      Cache   Translate Page      
Ранее CNN опубликовал материал о том, что российская рыба якобы занимает большую долю на американском рынке, что может стать причиной принятия соответствующих мер
          @ReliableSources: '.@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says https://t.co/kQyrCuLkjI '      Cache   Translate Page      
twitter.com - Reliable Sources
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@DylanByers on Twitter
@DylanByers: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@DylanByers on Twitter
@DylanByers: Great, great on @brianstelter …. It’s unreal to me that @JillAbramson won’t admit what this is … also, Harvard? twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@jfagone on Twitter
@jfagone: My guess is she really didn't write the book. She likely pasted much of it together from the work of researchers she paid. And now she can't defend herself by saying, "Look, I didn't write the book, and a lot of people at my level don't," because it would sound even worse. twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@delong on Twitter
@delong: Jill Abramson is a member of Harvard's English Dept.: english.fas.harvard.edu/people/jill-ab… Thus, she is, or should be, familiar with the College's view of plagiarism: "Students should always take great care to distinguish their own ideas and knowledge from information derived from sources... twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@liamstack on Twitter
@liamstack: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@nycjim on Twitter
@nycjim: This exchange…. twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@mcwm on Twitter
@mcwm: This is mad. If I copied blocks of text in a story, regardless of whether there were footnotes, and I didn’t directly attribute copy I didn’t write, I would be in trouble. How could the former exec editor of the county’s paper of record feel this way ? twitter.com/reliablesource…
@pkafka on Twitter
@pkafka: This is a good interview. One thing I would add: Intent is not an element of plagiarism. Either you lifted the language or you didn’t. twitter.com/reliablesource…
@dangillmor on Twitter
@dangillmor: She prefers alternative facts, apparently. twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@BrettRedacted on Twitter
@BrettRedacted: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@stevejfox on Twitter
@stevejfox: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@AdrienneVogt on Twitter
@AdrienneVogt: �� twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@BenMullin on Twitter
@BenMullin: This is a good interview. One thing I would add: Intent is not an element of plagiarism. Either you lifted the language or you didn’t. twitter.com/reliablesource…
@DavidClinchNews on Twitter
@DavidClinchNews: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@saleemkhan on Twitter
@saleemkhan: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
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@brianstelter on Twitter
@brianstelter: This is a good interview. One thing I would add: Intent is not an element of plagiarism. Either you lifted the language or you didn’t. twitter.com/reliablesource…
@TonyRomm on Twitter
@TonyRomm: sigh. twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@brooke on Twitter
@brooke: There are so many things to unpack here but what an interview. She’s wrong. She knows she wrong. twitter.com/reliablesource…
@sewellchan on Twitter
@sewellchan: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@CNN on Twitter
@CNN: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@brianstelter on Twitter
@brianstelter: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh

          Ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson says she will update her book following allegations of plagiarism - CNN      Cache   Translate Page      
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Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, facing allegations of plagiarism, conceded on Thursday that some of the passages in her new book "Merchants of Truth" too closely mirrored work that first appeared in other publications.
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@DylanByers on Twitter
@DylanByers: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@DylanByers on Twitter
@DylanByers: Great, great on @brianstelter …. It’s unreal to me that @JillAbramson won’t admit what this is … also, Harvard? twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@jfagone on Twitter
@jfagone: My guess is she really didn't write the book. She likely pasted much of it together from the work of researchers she paid. And now she can't defend herself by saying, "Look, I didn't write the book, and a lot of people at my level don't," because it would sound even worse. twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@delong on Twitter
@delong: Jill Abramson is a member of Harvard's English Dept.: english.fas.harvard.edu/people/jill-ab… Thus, she is, or should be, familiar with the College's view of plagiarism: "Students should always take great care to distinguish their own ideas and knowledge from information derived from sources... twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@liamstack on Twitter
@liamstack: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@nycjim on Twitter
@nycjim: This exchange…. twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@mcwm on Twitter
@mcwm: This is mad. If I copied blocks of text in a story, regardless of whether there were footnotes, and I didn’t directly attribute copy I didn’t write, I would be in trouble. How could the former exec editor of the county’s paper of record feel this way ? twitter.com/reliablesource…
@pkafka on Twitter
@pkafka: This is a good interview. One thing I would add: Intent is not an element of plagiarism. Either you lifted the language or you didn’t. twitter.com/reliablesource…
@dangillmor on Twitter
@dangillmor: She prefers alternative facts, apparently. twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@BrettRedacted on Twitter
@BrettRedacted: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@stevejfox on Twitter
@stevejfox: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@dandrezner on Twitter
@dandrezner: Sweet Jesus, this video is excruciating to watch. twitter.com/reliablesource…
@AdrienneVogt on Twitter
@AdrienneVogt: �� twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@BenMullin on Twitter
@BenMullin: This is a good interview. One thing I would add: Intent is not an element of plagiarism. Either you lifted the language or you didn’t. twitter.com/reliablesource…
@DavidClinchNews on Twitter
@DavidClinchNews: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@KFILE on Twitter
@KFILE: I honestly don't know why Abramson hasn't said, "I was sloppy. The book was 200K+ words long and we're talking about 500 words here that could have been cited better." twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@saleemkhan on Twitter
@saleemkhan: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@saleemkhan on Twitter
@saleemkhan: .@brianstelter asks ex-New York Times editor @JillAbramson about book plagiarism allegations: “Wouldn’t these examples meet the Times’ definition of plagiarism?” “It would meet the Times’ definition of things that should be promptly corrected,” she says. cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/z9f6K7fOB4
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@brianstelter on Twitter
@brianstelter: “One cannot cite plagiarism away,” says Vice’s @mcmoynihan, who first accused Jill Abramson of plagiarism in her new book. cnn.it/2USWGI2 pic.twitter.com/pdzYqvyytJ
@brianstelter on Twitter
@brianstelter: This is a good interview. One thing I would add: Intent is not an element of plagiarism. Either you lifted the language or you didn’t. twitter.com/reliablesource…
@TonyRomm on Twitter
@TonyRomm: sigh. twitter.com/ReliableSource…
@brooke on Twitter
@brooke: There are so many things to unpack here but what an interview. She’s wrong. She knows she wrong. twitter.com/reliablesource…
@sewellchan on Twitter
@sewellchan: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@CNN on Twitter
@CNN: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh
@CNN on Twitter
@CNN: .@brianstelter asks ex-New York Times editor @JillAbramson about book plagiarism allegations: “Wouldn’t these examples meet the Times’ definition of plagiarism?” “It would meet the Times’ definition of things that should be promptly corrected,” she says. cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/zIOCbXccaJ
@brianstelter on Twitter
@brianstelter: .@brianstelter to ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson: “It doesn't matter if I put a footnote 300 pages later. If I do that in a book, that’s plagiarism. That's word for word stealing other people's work”  “That's your position. I don't see it that way,” she says cnn.it/2RSRemy pic.twitter.com/t8nBEeejeh

          Canadian women reportedly detained in Syria while fleeing Daesh territory      Cache   Translate Page      

The Canadian government is aware of Canadian citizens being detained in Syria, said Global Affairs Canada.

The confirmation comes after a CNN reporter interviewed two women identified as Canadians fleeing Daesh territory.

Richard Walker, a spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada, said the government is working on providing assistance “to the limited extent possible.”

“Canadian diplomats have established a communications channel with local Kurdish authorities in order to verify the whereabouts of some Canadian citizens,” said Walker.

On Saturday, CNN published a report with international correspondent Ben Wedeman interviewing two women passing through a “nondescript patch of ground” in eastern Syria, after fleeing the Daesh town, Baghouz Al-Fawqani.

One of the women described herself as a Toronto native and said she had come to Syria after her husband asked her to, four years ago.

“But when you come to Raqqa, it doesn’t look like a war,” she said after Wedeman asked her if she was aware of the war. “You’re there, you’re eating Pringles and Twix bars and you’re just singing — you don’t feel like you’re in a war.”

The other woman said she was a former graphic designer from Alberta, who also came to Syria at her husband’s urging.

Both women spoke with North American accents and were dressed in black with their faces covered. They were both accompanied by their children.

When asked if she regretted coming to Syria, the Torontonian said, “No I don’t, in the sense that I had my kids here.”

Last week, the U.S. State Department issued a statement calling upon other countries to “repatriate and prosecute” citizens from their country that have been detained by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

Walker said that it would be “extremely difficult” for Canadians in Syria to leave the region given the security situation. He said even if they do find a way out, they are likely to be detained in neighbouring countries.

Premila D'Sa is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @premila_dsa


          Prosecutors in trial on McStay family murder want jurors to view CNN interview defendant gave before his arrest      Cache   Translate Page      

Months before he was arrested on suspicion of murder in 2014, Charles “Chase” Merritt told a CNN reporter he was “definitely the last person” whom Joseph McStay saw.

Now, jurors tasked with deciding whether Merritt killed McStay and his family — who lived in San Diego County — may be allowed to...


          Prosecutors in trial on McStay family murder want jurors to view CNN interview defendant gave before his arrest      Cache   Translate Page      

Months before he was arrested on suspicion of murder in 2014, Charles “Chase” Merritt told a CNN reporter he was “definitely the last person” whom Joseph McStay saw.

Now, jurors tasked with deciding whether Merritt killed McStay and his family — who lived in San Diego County — may be allowed to...


          Росрыболовство опровергло информацию о засилье российского минтая в США      Cache   Translate Page      
Представитель Росрыболовства в США Олег Рыков опроверг информацию телеканала CNN о том, что российский минтай якобы занял большую долю рынка США, из-а чего страдают рыбаки Аляски. Об этом сообщает РИА "Новости". Он подчеркнул, ...
          Prosecutors in trial on McStay family murder want jurors to view CNN interview defendant gave before his arrest      Cache   Translate Page      

Months before he was arrested on suspicion of murder in 2014, Charles “Chase” Merritt told a CNN reporter he was “definitely the last person” whom Joseph McStay saw.

Now, jurors tasked with deciding whether Merritt killed McStay and his family — who lived in San Diego County — may be allowed to...


          В Росрыболовстве прокомментировали статью CNN о российском минтае      Cache   Translate Page      
Информация телекомпании CNN о якобы упрочнении конкурентных преимуществ в США вылавливаемого в водах России минтая является тенденциозной, а с точки зрения экспертного сообщества и вовсе представляется смехотворной.
          Comment on The bigoted communist “New Green Deal” of the Democratic Party by Cotour      Cache   Translate Page      
AS THE DEMOCRATS FURTHER DESTROY THEMSELVES This ongoing political reorganization process is unavoidable for, in this case the Democrat party and its leadership. Lets see how generally the Democrat leadership in the country is dealing with it. Just five overt examples. 1. Governor Cuomo in pandering to the extreme Feminists and Leftists in the state of New York and the rest of the country should he decide to throw his hat into the presidential ring by signing into law an abortion bill that is tantamount to allowing a baby to be carried to full term and then be executed at the moment of birth. A procedure that if you were to ask any obstetrician is unnecessary in most every single situation. And while Cuomo is one of thee purest of political animals this position he has taken in the name of "woman's rights" is as close to a crime as a governor can position himself, all in the name of pandering to a very narrow Feminist / Leftist but very politically vocal and active group of extremists. (What are you thinking, man?) As a matter of fact as a result of governor Cuomo's actions a man who recently killed his pregnant girlfriend, I guess he did not want to be a daddy, will not be charged with the death of the baby. These short term pure political moves that the Democrats are making today will have very long term consequences which will further drive them down until they can once again find some degree of American political sanity. Because right now they all sound like none of them can remember from where they come and what they are charged with upholding, the AMERICAN CONSTITUTION. 2. Elizabeth Warren has finally broken the "tension" that she has fostered in the press and announced that she will be running for the president of the United States. This woman has over time cast herself as an ongoing joke of a politician with her blatant cultural appropriation in calling herself a Native American in the attempt to gain an advantage, and you do not get any more white bread then Elizabeth Warren. She has been totally busted, and despite being totally busted she attempted to continue the narrative. The topper was her political infomercial where she is standing in her kitchen and announces to her husband "Im going to get me a beer". Phony from top to bottom, a cartoon politician without any gravitas or reason to run other than she is a full blood American Socialist / Leftist and she thinks that she could be the first female American president. Good luck, you will be needing it. 3. Cory "Spraticus" Booker, enough said, no need to waste any more words than have already been expended. 4. Nancy Pelosi, this woman in attempting to block Trump from any political win reveals just how scared she is of him and his reelection potential which grows every day as the Democrats attempt to thwart him, and IMO it grows proportionally to the effort that they expend. By the time of the 2020 presidential election they will ensure a record land slide for the Republicans and Trump specifically. Don't bet against Trump. 5. And then we have AOC, Alexandria Ocassio Cortez. Who I have from the start told you that I loved. Her being the Democrat poster child and spokes person, and she has not disappointed for one second. Her positions on the environment, technology, "Climate change" and economics are comical to say the least and idealistic and naive at the max, throws real science and rational economics out the window just like in a movie. And she is sooo willing to talk talk talk about it all and her purity and honesty is the best medicine that the country could receive related to the Democrat agenda. Like manna from heaven she reveals all. You go girl! (And she's so cute, sounds just like a muppet.) I will stop at these five, and anyone who watches the MSM / MSNBC / CNN or Rachel Maddow will have no connection to my observations here, what are they all waiting for and anticipating? "Trump will have to be resigning any day now." So if you are immersed in these "news" sources, or should I say former news sources, if they ever were news sources, who have now turned political operatives to empower the Socialists / Leftists / Globalists among us who have long ago forgotten what the Constitution was and represents, you keep watching them and shaping your reality based on their agenda. That works fine for me.
          Coca-Cola presenta un nuevo sabor por primera vez en años - Diario La Página - Diario La Página      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Coca-Cola presenta un nuevo sabor por primera vez en años - Diario La Página  Diario La Página
  2. Coca-Cola presentó un nuevo sabor para mantener la marca a la vanguardia  Periódico Cubano
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  5. Coca Cola lanza nuevo sabor por primera vez en años  CNN Chile
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