Russian state TV propagandists on every channel aired multiple clips of Trump’s FOX interview with Tucker Carlson. Their main takeaway: “Donald said that America is tired of fighting Russia and should surrender.”
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Analysis shows Russian and Chinese-backed efforts to sow division after Trump indictment | PBS NewsHour
US envoy: Balkans ‘poisoned’ by Russian disinformation – The Washington Post
“The main source of the threat in this part of the world is Russian-generated disinformation, often repeated and acting as a hub through Serbian media platforms and then repeated and promulgated here in the Western Balkans,” Rubin told a group of reporters late Tuesday in the capital, Skopje.
“I would say that (this region) is pretty seriously poisoned by primarily Russian disinformation.”
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the appointment of Rubin, a 63-year-old veteran diplomat, last December, worried that disinformation campaigns engineered by Russia had intensified due to the war in Ukraine and Western support for Kyiv.
Russian President Vladimir “Putin thought that he could take over the Ukrainian government and divide Europe. He failed in all of these aspects,” Rubin said.
“But that doesn’t mean Russia isn’t continuing to try to spread the poison of disinformation and division … designed to divide people from each other, divide countries from each other, to divide communities from each other, to bring discord.”
Rubin said he was working in coordination with many European governments and the European Union, and said the West is “just beginning to come to grips” with fighting back against the new threat.
A US federal government body, the GEC says it helps allied governments identify disinformation campaigns targeting their countries, providing assistance with analytics and research, and technology support.
colbert last night made fun of our (what do you mean “our”?) own homegrown bot and his demented disinformation
click here for stephen’s monologue
Our Irish President | Big Pharma Pushes Back on Abortion Pill Ban | Kid Rock Mad at Bud Light
david horsey’s op ed concludes with:
to read whole piece click ‘Decorum’ vs. doing the right thing | The Seattle Times
Half a loaf. WaPo.
Haven’t read the opinion but sounds like the chickenshits on the 5th Circuit dodged the biggest issue in the case – whether the Hypocritic Alliance Group had standing to bring the suit.
Leaker of U.S. secret documents worked on military base, friend says – The Washington Post
Man, this is like some kind of LORD OF THE RINGS shit……..
after the depo is over, how fast he’ll high tail it back to FL so that he’s under protection from extradition by duh sanitless: less than a NY minute
Trump arrives in New York ahead of second deposition in AG’s lawsuit – The Washington Post
The Road goes ever on and on
Out from the door where it began.
Now far agead the road has gone
And I must follow if I can.
Pursuing it with eager feet
Until it meets some larger way.
Where many paths and errands meet
And whither then? I cannot say.
sturge, more like “Lord of the Flies”
Certainly no “Lords of Flatbush”
Book of the Day: LORDS OF DISCIPLINE, by Pat Conroy.
Nancy Mace was, if I remember right, the first female graduate of The Citadel. The year before there was another female cadet admitted, but the Lords of Discipline hounded her out of there mercilessly. No telling how many tax dollars they spent fighting the admission of female cadets. But…..It is a state supported college so of course eventually they lost the legal fight. Bumper Sticker: “Save the Males”. After hounding the first young lady out, the next year they faced a new challenge. Nancy Mace. Long story short: Nancy Mace, graduate of The Citadel.
It was depressing to see her run as a republican. I still have hope for her as a politician, but that gop is a pretty heavy albatross. And damned smelly, I’d wager.
Yep, Pogo, 5th Circuit (full of Trump appointees) still holds its place as the worst appeals court in the land. But says a lot that even these right wing fanatics couldn’t fully go along with the lower court judge’s bonkers ruling.
Poobah, good to see they at least understand that a 6 year statute of limitations on challenging an FDA approval can’t just be ignored. I might take a look at the district court opinion and see if Kacsmaryk’s order addressed that.
If this goes to SCOTUS, won’t they just tie it up with Roe, and poof go the abortion meds? If they are successful, they will go after birth control pills…but not Viagra.
If Mifp is spared, women in many states still don’t have access. Any new drugs are off the table, if any are in R&D.
Yet, Republicans don’t do a thing about protecting women from abuse, domestic or otherwise; they don’t want to fund healthcare or child care; they want to destroy public education in an attempt to dumb down the electorate. Republicans are willing to destroy democracy to stay in control. They are forgetting that we are all supposed to be on the same team. They are not uniters, they are dividers.
If Orange Adolf is the Republican nominee, the opposition ads will all have clips of him giving glowing reviews of Poo-tin and Xi. Not exactly a pro-America, pro-democracy stance. His position on Ukraine is parroted by some Republicans. Do any of them have access to the leaked docs? Do any of them have ties to anyone who had access?
From the guy who leaked his every move on arraignment day. Probably leaked this one too
IMHO Kaczmaryk and the Associations performed incredible feats of legal contortion to find associational, organizational or third party standing, ultimately basing their standing on a number of attenuated bases, including “diversionary injury” based on FDA’s lack of requiring reporting of all adverse events and diverting funds that would be used for advocacy and for education of their members to compensate for lack of information – whatever the hell that is supposed to mean. He also found that the associations of doctors could sue on behalf of their patients who had suffered injury from the approval of the drug and on their own behalf for injury to their practices. He also relied on a 1976 opinion that protected women from having to bring suit on their own behalf, allowing a third party to bring the suit, to avoid the resulting embarrassment bringing a suit would entail. The opinion is littered with very brief citations to quotes as short as six word (on first, very brief review), which tends to distract from, rather than support, the Court’s analysis. It’s an exercise in cherry picking quotes that appear to support a ruling that they do not support.
The 5th sort of went down Kaczmaryk’s alley and found there was standing.
SCOTUS didn’t do a Poof there goes abortion in Dobbs. They ruled that there is no constitutional right to abortion (or privacy) and left regulation of abortion to the states. Everything else you said is correct.
It now appears the current leak of classified documents has a person who did it. He might as well get used to having a structured life for a long while. The arrest is imminent.
I’d say so, Ms. Bronc – if I know his name (and they’ve already been to his home looking for him) an arrest can’t be too far out.
Spring Break – ”
Fort Lauderdale was inundated with a third of its annual rainfall within hours” (WaPo)
I’ve done Spring Break at the beach in the rain before, and I’d rather be in Cleveland.
Pentagon leaks: US air national guardsman, 21, identified as suspect | Pentagon leaks 2023 | The Guardian
Clarence Thomas Didn’t Disclose Harlan Crow Real Estate Deal — ProPublica
Clarence is done, he better take his ball and go home.
The jig is up, dude.
I was going to say time for “Frontier Justice” but I don’t really mean it. Frontier Justice was swift but it wasn’t very just.
Clarence is so crooked.
Another traitor in custody. Hopes for another some day soon.
I saw several questions about how someone so young could be in a trusted position. He is/was in the U.S. military. You may be as young as seventeen to enlist. You are trained to be an adult and capable of leading others. You are also background inspected, all military are, if you fail a simple background, usually court cases and civilian arrests, you are given a thank you but explain yourself, it accepted you stay in. Depending on the clearance level you may have to give some information and it is investigated or a lot of information and a lot is investigated. Also there may not be anything to investigate. This airman was only eighteen so not much, and online usage may not have been investigated too deeply.
In the military you can be in a field that requires a Top Secret with SSBI, but unlike someone in their forties, they might not have a history. I was twenty-two when I had my first TS. But, back then the investigation went back to “birth”, I think twenty years (now fifteen). Later on I had investigations that did go way back. So far back that my life in Detroit from when I was in my single digits to the time of my last visit was asked about. Detroit and Windsor Ontario Canada were a bridge/tunnel apart. We would pop over for lunch or dinner. It was a common trip, about twenty some miles from my house. Because there was no way to account for every visit a change was incorporated in the investigations to allow someone like me to be okayed if everything else checked out.
This young man, twenty-one now, may not have been completely investigated. I am sure there are already changes going on in how to investigate dark web life.
So what we have so far is: 1) young enlistee with little to background investigate; 2) in a position of trust; 3) classified material in his control without controls of the material; 4) slow investigation once the breech has been identified; 5) Newspapers doing leg work (pay a little for online media, I also get paper delivery); 6) Kick in the ass for diplomacy and face; 7) many nations wondering WTH; 8) russia KGB/GRU/FSB/SVR and whatever has more information from another traitor. Their investments, I wonder how much this man received in his gaming income form them, continue to pay off.
Wow, Thomas sold HIS MOM to Harlan Crow
“Nobody loves me but my mother, and she might be jivin’ too……”
“The Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act contains several provisions aimed specifically at the Supreme Court. It would create a binding requirement for judges in the Supreme Court to adhere to the court’s Code of Conduct. The Supreme Court is the only court in the country that isn’t bound by the ethics guidelines, and court watchdogs say that all nine judges are culpable of some kind of oversight.”
Clarence needs to go.
Udder Bool Sheet
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