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America, Colin Kaepernick, and Fire: just-tea-thanks: venom1977: Take a moment to read this so you can fully understand. How it all started, and how we got here. (Unfortunately, the people that could learn something by reading this likely won’t bother). Did you know this? Aug 14, 2016- Colin Kaepernick “sits” for the national anthem…..and no one noticed. Aug 20th, 2016- Colin again “sits”, and again, no one noticed. Aug 26th, 2016- Colin “sits” and this time he is met with a level of vitriol unseen against an athlete. Even the future President of the United States took shots at him while on the campaign trail. Colin went on to explain his protest had NOTHING to with the military, but he felt it hard to stand for a flag that didn’t treat people of color fairly. Then on on Aug 30th, 2016 Nate Boyer, a former Army Green Beret turned NFL long snapper, penned an open letter to Colin in the Army Times. In it he expressed how Colin’s sitting affected him. Then a strange thing happened. Colin was able to do what most Americans to date have not… He listened. In his letter, Mr. Boyer writes: “I’m not judging you for standing up for what you believe in. It’s your inalienable right. What you are doing takes a lot of courage, and I’d be lying if I said I knew what it was like to walk around in your shoes. I’ve never had to deal with prejudice because of the color of my skin, and for me to say I can relate to what you’ve gone through is as ignorant as someone who’s never been in a combat zone telling me they understand what it’s like to go to war. Even though my initial reaction to your protest was one of anger, I’m trying to listen to what you’re saying and why you’re doing it.” Mr. Boyer goes on to write “There are already plenty people fighting fire with fire, and it’s just not helping anyone or anything. So I’m just going to keep listening, with an open mind. I look forward to the day you’re inspired to once again stand during our national anthem. I’ll be standing right there next to you.” Empathy and understanding was shown by Mr. Boyer………and Mr. Kaepernick reciprocated. Colin invited Nate to San Diego where the two had a 90 minute discussion and Nate proposed Colin kneel instead of sit. But why kneel? In a military funeral, after the flag is taken off the casket of the fallen military member, it is smartly folded 13 times and then presented to the parents, spouse or child of the fallen member by a fellow service member while KNEELING. The two decided that kneeling for the flag would symbolize his reverence for those that paid the ultimate sacrifice while still allowing Colin to peacefully protest the injustices he saw. Empathy, not zealotry under the guise of patriotism, is the only way meaningful discussion can be had. Mr. Kaepernick listened to all of you that say he disrespects the military and extended an olive branch to find a peace. When will America listen to him? We can all learn from this backstory. The truth often lies in the middle. Seek to learn the opposing side’s point. FUCKING THANK YOU! I HAVE BEEN SCREAMING THIS OUT TO CIVILIANS “OFFENDED” ON SMs BEHALF FOR WEEKS!
America, Colin Kaepernick, and Fire: just-tea-thanks:
venom1977:

Take a moment to read this so you can fully understand.

How it all started, and how we got here.

(Unfortunately, the people that could learn something by reading this likely won’t bother).

Did you know this?

Aug 14, 2016- Colin Kaepernick “sits” for the national anthem…..and no one noticed.

Aug 20th, 2016- Colin again “sits”, and again, no one noticed.

Aug 26th, 2016- Colin “sits” and this time he is met with a level of vitriol unseen against an athlete. Even the future President of the United States took shots at him while on the campaign trail. Colin went on to explain his protest had NOTHING to with the military, but he felt it hard to stand for a flag that didn’t treat people of color fairly.

Then on on Aug 30th, 2016 Nate Boyer, a former Army Green Beret turned NFL long snapper, penned an open letter to Colin in the Army Times. In it he expressed how Colin’s sitting affected him.

Then a strange thing happened. Colin was able to do what most Americans to date have not…
He listened.

In his letter, Mr. Boyer writes:
“I’m not judging you for standing up for what you believe in. It’s your inalienable right. What you are doing takes a lot of courage, and I’d be lying if I said I knew what it was like to walk around in your shoes. I’ve never had to deal with prejudice because of the color of my skin, and for me to say I can relate to what you’ve gone through is as ignorant as someone who’s never been in a combat zone telling me they understand what it’s like to go to war.
Even though my initial reaction to your protest was one of anger, I’m trying to listen to what you’re saying and why you’re doing it.”

Mr. Boyer goes on to write “There are already plenty people fighting fire with fire, and it’s just not helping anyone or anything. So I’m just going to keep listening, with an open mind. I look forward to the day you’re inspired to once again stand during our national anthem. I’ll be standing right there next to you.”

Empathy and understanding was shown by Mr. Boyer………and Mr. Kaepernick reciprocated. 

Colin invited Nate to San Diego where the two had a 90 minute discussion and Nate proposed Colin kneel instead of sit.

But why kneel? In a military funeral, after the flag is taken off the casket of the fallen military member, it is smartly folded 13 times and then presented to the parents, spouse or child of the fallen member by a fellow service member while KNEELING. The two decided that kneeling for the flag would symbolize his reverence for those that paid the ultimate sacrifice while still allowing Colin to peacefully protest the injustices he saw.

Empathy, not zealotry under the guise of patriotism, is the only way meaningful discussion can be had. Mr. Kaepernick listened to all of you that say he disrespects the military and extended an olive branch to find a peace.

When will America listen to him?

We can all learn from this backstory. The truth often lies in the middle. Seek to learn the opposing side’s point.


FUCKING THANK YOU! I HAVE BEEN SCREAMING THIS OUT TO CIVILIANS “OFFENDED” ON SMs BEHALF FOR WEEKS!

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America, Bailey Jay, and Dumb: g If this was another country, we'd have to tell you that this coffee may be hot. Good thing this is Canada okayto: bregma: kevinrfree: charlienight: commanderbishoujo: bogleech: prokopetz: johnlockinthetardiswithdestiel: truthandglory: assbanditkirk: whoa canada someone needs to turn down that sass level Two things to know about Canada! We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot. We are sorry if you don’t fun story about the reason they do that (at least in America) once this lady spilled her McDonald’s coffee on herself and ended up getting like 3rd degree burns and since there was no warning on the cup she was able to claim she didn’t know it would be hot (or at least that hot) and won a lawsuit against McDonald’s for $1 million That’s what the media smear campaign against her would have you believe, anyway. The truth of the matter is that the McDonald’s in question had previously been cited - on at least two separate occasions - for keeping their coffee so hot that it violated local occupational health and safety regulations. The lady didn’t win her lawsuit because American courts are stupid; she won it because the McDonald’s she bought that coffee from was actively and knowingly breaking the law with respect to the temperature of its coffee at the time of the incident. (I mean, do you have any idea what a third-degree burn actually is? Third-degree burns involve “full thickness” tissue damage; we’re talking bone-deep, with possible destruction of tissue. Can you even imagine how hot that cup of coffee would have to have been to inflict that kind of damage in the few seconds it was in contact with her skin?) Yeah I’m tired of people joking about either the “stupid” woman who didn’t know coffee was hot or the “greedy” woman making up bullshit to get money. She was hideously injured by hideous irresponsibility, it was an absolutely legitimate lawsuit and the warning on the cups basically allows McDonalds to claim no responsibility even if it happens again. Every other company followed suit to cover their asses. So they can still legally serve you something that could sear off the end of your tongue or permanently demolish the front of your gums and just give you a big fat middle finger in court. “The label SAID it would be HOT, STUPID.” obligatory reblog for the great debunking of the usual ignorance spouted about this case obligatory mention that the media smear campaign to twist teh facts on this case and get public opinion against the victim was deliberate and fueled by the right wing tort reform movement it was seized upon to limit the rights of consumers to hold giant corporations accountable for wrongdoing watch the documentary Hot Coffee, it lays out all of the facts and examines the response to this case and explains why everything you think you know about this case is bullshit, and explains why tort reform is bullshit in an entertaining and informative manner The woman injured in Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants was 79 years old at the time of her injuries, and suffered third-degree burns to the pelvic region (including her thighs, buttocks, and groin), which in combination with lesser burns in the surrounding regions caused damage to an area totaling a whopping 22% of her body’s surface. These injuries that required two years of intensive medical care, including multiple skin grafts; during her hospitalization, Stella Liebeck lost around 20% of her starting body weight. She was uninsured and sued McDonald’s Restaurants for the cost of her past and projected future medical care, an estimated $20,000. The corporation offered a settlement of $800, a number so obviously ridiculous that I’m not even going to dignify it with any further explanation. The settlement number most often quoted is not the amount that the corporation actually paid; the jury in the first trial suggested a payment equal to a day or two of coffee revenues for McDonald’s, which at the time totaled more than $1 million per diem. The judge reduced the required payout to around $640,000 in both compensatory and punitive damages, and the case was later settled out of court for less than $600,000. Keep in mind that at the time, McDonald’s already had over 700 cases of complaints about coffee-related burns on file, but continued to sell coffee heated to nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit (around 90 degrees Celsius) as a means of boosting sales (their selling point was that one could buy the coffee, drive to a second location such as work or home, and still have a piping hot beverage). This in spite of the fact that most restaurants serve coffee between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (60 to 71 degrees Celsius), and many coffee experts agree that such high temperatures are desirable only during the brewing process itself. The Liebeck case was absolutely not an example of litigation-happy Americans expecting corporations to cover their asses for their own stupidity, but we seem determined to remember it that way. It’s an issue of liability, and the allowable lengths of capitalism, and even of the way in which our society is incredibly dangerous for and punitive towards the uninsured, but it was not and is not a frivolous suit. Please check your assumptions and do your research before you turn a burn victim’s suffering into a throwaway punchline. #don’t fricking get me started on Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants the level of misinformation floating around is staggering#I know that it’s an older case but it still makes me really mad that people treat it as this big dumb thing?#the fact that the media took a serious case and turned it into what it is to us today should piss people off#the level of distortion of facts is astonishing and upsetting and nobody seems to hear about it?#sorry I’m done I just#it upsets me when a legal travesty like this is just dragged out for some#’haha americans are sOOOOOOOo dumb!!1!’ humor#I MEAN GODDAMN IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE FUN OF AMERICANS AT LEAST MAKE FUN OF US WITH FACTS OKAY jesus, i actually didn’t know about any of this, thanks for clearing that up Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants at the American Museum of Tort Law The McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case: Know the Facts at Consumer Attorneys of California
America, Bailey Jay, and Dumb: g If this was another country, we'd have to tell you that
 this coffee may be hot. Good thing this is Canada
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kevinrfree:

charlienight:

commanderbishoujo:

bogleech:

prokopetz:

johnlockinthetardiswithdestiel:

truthandglory:

assbanditkirk:

whoa canada
someone needs to turn down that sass level

Two things to know about Canada!
We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot.
We are sorry if you don’t

fun story about the reason they do that (at least in America)
once this lady spilled her McDonald’s coffee on herself and ended up getting like 3rd degree burns and since there was no warning on the cup she was able to claim she didn’t know it would be hot (or at least that hot) and won a lawsuit against McDonald’s for $1 million

That’s what the media smear campaign against her would have you believe, anyway. The truth of the matter is that the McDonald’s in question had previously been cited - on at least two separate occasions - for keeping their coffee so hot that it violated local occupational health and safety regulations. The lady didn’t win her lawsuit because American courts are stupid; she won it because the McDonald’s she bought that coffee from was actively and knowingly breaking the law with respect to the temperature of its coffee at the time of the incident.
(I mean, do you have any idea what a third-degree burn actually is? Third-degree burns involve “full thickness” tissue damage; we’re talking bone-deep, with possible destruction of tissue. Can you even imagine how hot that cup of coffee would have to have been to inflict that kind of damage in the few seconds it was in contact with her skin?)

Yeah I’m tired of people joking about either the “stupid” woman who didn’t know coffee was hot or the “greedy” woman making up bullshit to get money.
She was hideously injured by hideous irresponsibility, it was an absolutely legitimate lawsuit and the warning on the cups basically allows McDonalds to claim no responsibility even if it happens again. Every other company followed suit to cover their asses.
So they can still legally serve you something that could sear off the end of your tongue or permanently demolish the front of your gums and just give you a big fat middle finger in court. “The label SAID it would be HOT, STUPID.”

obligatory reblog for the great debunking of the usual ignorance spouted about this case
obligatory mention that the media smear campaign to twist teh facts on this case and get public opinion against the victim was deliberate and fueled by the right wing tort reform movement
it was seized upon to limit the rights of consumers to hold giant corporations accountable for wrongdoing
watch the documentary Hot Coffee, it lays out all of the facts and examines the response to this case and explains why everything you think you know about this case is bullshit, and explains why tort reform is bullshit in an entertaining and informative manner

The woman injured in Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants was 79 years old at the time of her injuries, and suffered third-degree burns to the pelvic region (including her thighs, buttocks, and groin), which in combination with lesser burns in the surrounding regions caused damage to an area totaling a whopping 22% of her body’s surface. These injuries that required two years of intensive medical care, including multiple skin grafts; during her hospitalization, Stella Liebeck lost around 20% of her starting body weight.
She was uninsured and sued McDonald’s Restaurants for the cost of her past and projected future medical care, an estimated $20,000. The corporation offered a settlement of $800, a number so obviously ridiculous that I’m not even going to dignify it with any further explanation.
The settlement number most often quoted is not the amount that the corporation actually paid; the jury in the first trial suggested a payment equal to a day or two of coffee revenues for McDonald’s, which at the time totaled more than $1 million per diem. The judge reduced the required payout to around $640,000 in both compensatory and punitive damages, and the case was later settled out of court for less than $600,000.
Keep in mind that at the time, McDonald’s already had over 700 cases of complaints about coffee-related burns on file, but continued to sell coffee heated to nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit (around 90 degrees Celsius) as a means of boosting sales (their selling point was that one could buy the coffee, drive to a second location such as work or home, and still have a piping hot beverage). This in spite of the fact that most restaurants serve coffee between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (60 to 71 degrees Celsius), and many coffee experts agree that such high temperatures are desirable only during the brewing process itself.
The Liebeck case was absolutely not an example of litigation-happy Americans expecting corporations to cover their asses for their own stupidity, but we seem determined to remember it that way. It’s an issue of liability, and the allowable lengths of capitalism, and even of the way in which our society is incredibly dangerous for and punitive towards the uninsured, but it was not and is not a frivolous suit. Please check your assumptions and do your research before you turn a burn victim’s suffering into a throwaway punchline.

#don’t fricking get me started on Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants the level of misinformation floating around is staggering#I know that it’s an older case but it still makes me really mad that people treat it as this big dumb thing?#the fact that the media took a serious case and turned it into what it is to us today should piss people off#the level of distortion of facts is astonishing and upsetting and nobody seems to hear about it?#sorry I’m done I just#it upsets me when a legal travesty like this is just dragged out for some#’haha americans are sOOOOOOOo dumb!!1!’ humor#I MEAN GODDAMN IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE FUN OF AMERICANS AT LEAST MAKE FUN OF US WITH FACTS OKAY

jesus, i actually didn’t know about any of this, thanks for clearing that up

Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants at the American Museum of Tort Law
The McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case: Know the Facts at Consumer Attorneys of California

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Af, Apparently, and Crazy: My bros I have been doing a lot of reading about Wacky wwil Hjinks lately and I want to tel you a slory because I love it okay once upon a time there was a dude in Spain named Juan Pujol Garcia Pujol was a chicken famer. Pujol hated him some goddamn fascists See Span had recently ended its civt war, with the fascists taking power So when wwll broke out in Europe, Spain technically remained neutrail but in practice was buddy buddy with the Nazis Juan Pujol Garcia thought this was pretty bulishit so soon ater war breaks out Pujol travels to his local British embassy and goes heyI wanna spy on the Nazis for you who the fuck are you? say the Brtish, and kick him out but Pujol is not deterredl He stil wants to dunk on some fascists, so now he goes to his local Geman embassy instead. hey he says, 1 wanna spy on the Brtish for you, I sure do hate them yeah okay say the Germans that seems pretty legit and just like that Pujol now officialy warks for the Abwehr, the German intelligence agency. They hand him some spy gear (invisible Ink and such) and instruct him to travel lo Lisbon, and from there make his way into the UK So Pujol heads to Lisbon, and a ltde while later writes to his German handliers teling them he's made it to England Pujol had not made it to England. He had, in fact, made t to the Lisbon public library, where he checked out a number of English guide bocks and set about just wholesavle making smr up this is sighy complicated by he fact that, for example, he completely did not understand British currency and all his expense reports were basicaly gibberish He also reported things like brioing Scotsmen, because the people of Glasgow would do anything tor a Itre of wine (an actual quote) because, hey, people in Spain lke wine so that's probably the same nigh? Here is where it starts to get realy crazy, because the Atwehr Joves tns woW this dude is a great spy they say because apparenty none of them had ever been the England esther. In fact, they are so pumped about this new awesome spy that the British stairt to get worried you see, by this time the British had cracked German's supposedly unbreakable Enigma code and were totally dunking on the Nazis by reading basically all of ther-super top secret-radio transmissions. And, crucially, they'd become so good at breaking and reading traffic that there were iterally no German spies in England. The Germans would set up a spy drop (usually dropping duces in by parachute in the middle of the night), the Brtish would intercept the message and then just scoop the dudes up as soon as they landed in a move that must have been SUPER embarrassing to the spies so there are no Geman spies in the UK because theyre all shting in a prison run by MI5 (although some are being run under supervision as double agents, feeding Genmany builshit) But suddenly MI5 is picking up all this traffic from the Germans talking about their super great spy- a spy the Bntish do not have in their jail oh shit says MI5, and starts rereading all the transmissions they have to and from this mysterious super spy hey wait says MI5, upon actually reading the shit the spy was sending someone is playing sily buggers, pip pip cheerio At this point, Pujol sll in Lisbon, had actualily been approaching the British embassy again, repeatedly, but apparently 1 am literally an Abwehr agent and would like to offer you my services wasn't interesting enough, because he was repeatedly turned away, again it want until MIS started asking around that one of the embassy staf was like oh yeah we know that guy so in 1942 the British finally make contact with Pujol and he officially becomes a spy for Mi5. They move him to London and assign him a case oicer so he can start making up even better bulshit and he does. Once actually in London, Pujol reports to the Abwehr that he d recruited a whole slew of informants from a bunch of Welsh Aryans to disaffected army officers. He ends up wih a network of 20+ sub-spies, all feeding him information from around the U none of mese people actualy exist Pujol just straight up invented like 20 people, keeping careful track of their fake personalties, names, and actvities with the hep of Mi5, the information he sends becomes even better- a mix of true but ultimately useless facis and actualy important intel tmed to artve in Germany just sightly too late to be af any use. He and his "spy network become the Abwehr's most trusted agents Pujol, now codenamed Agent Garbo (for his acting skils), ends up playing a huge role in the run-up to D-Day, where the Alies mounted a huge intellgenoe campaign to convince Htler that the planned sile of attack was going to be Calais and not Normandy (this was Operation Fortitude and you should absolulely look t up lor more Wacky WWll Adventures) Obviously you know how this ended crazly enough, the Abwenr never figured out that Pujol was a double agent After the war he recelved both the Iron Cross Second Class (which require personal authorization from Hitier), and a Member of the Order of the Brtish Empire (from King George Vi unable to resist being rotaly fucking ndiculous, Pujol tumed down MI5's post-war offer to continue spying, but this time against he USSR TO, he said just help me fake my own death and then I'm moving to Venezuela and thats exacly what he ad Juan Garcia Pujol died in 1988, at the age of 76 Okay I'm just editing my reblog to add this picture of Juan Pujol Garcia because I feel that t adds so much to the story to picture him doing ALL THE ABOVE with this expression: what a legend Juan Pujol Garcia:The first shitposter
Af, Apparently, and Crazy: My bros I have been doing a lot of reading about Wacky wwil Hjinks lately and
 I want to tel you a slory because I love it okay
 once upon a time there was a dude in Spain named Juan Pujol Garcia Pujol
 was a chicken famer. Pujol hated him some goddamn fascists
 See Span had recently ended its civt war, with the fascists taking power So
 when wwll broke out in Europe, Spain technically remained neutrail but in
 practice was buddy buddy with the Nazis Juan Pujol Garcia thought this was
 pretty bulishit
 so soon ater war breaks out Pujol travels to his local British embassy and goes
 heyI wanna spy on the Nazis for you
 who the fuck are you? say the Brtish, and kick him out
 but Pujol is not deterredl He stil wants to dunk on some fascists, so now he
 goes to his local Geman embassy instead. hey he says, 1 wanna spy on the
 Brtish for you, I sure do hate them
 yeah okay say the Germans that seems pretty legit
 and just like that Pujol now officialy warks for the Abwehr, the German
 intelligence agency. They hand him some spy gear (invisible Ink and such) and
 instruct him to travel lo Lisbon, and from there make his way into the UK So
 Pujol heads to Lisbon, and a ltde while later writes to his German handliers
 teling them he's made it to England
 Pujol had not made it to England. He had, in fact, made t to the Lisbon public
 library, where he checked out a number of English guide bocks and set about
 just wholesavle making smr up
 this is sighy complicated by he fact that, for example, he completely did not
 understand British currency and all his expense reports were basicaly gibberish
 He also reported things like brioing Scotsmen, because the people of Glasgow
 would do anything tor a Itre of wine (an actual quote) because, hey, people in
 Spain lke wine so that's probably the same nigh?
 Here is where it starts to get realy crazy, because the Atwehr Joves tns woW
 this dude is a great spy they say because apparenty none of them had ever
 been the England esther. In fact, they are so pumped about this new awesome
 spy that the British stairt to get worried
 you see, by this time the British had cracked German's supposedly unbreakable
 Enigma code and were totally dunking on the Nazis by reading basically all of
 ther-super top secret-radio transmissions. And, crucially, they'd become so
 good at breaking and reading traffic that there were iterally no German spies in
 England. The Germans would set up a spy drop (usually dropping duces in by
 parachute in the middle of the night), the Brtish would intercept the message
 and then just scoop the dudes up as soon as they landed in a move that must
 have been SUPER embarrassing to the spies
 so there are no Geman spies in the UK because theyre all shting in a prison
 run by MI5 (although some are being run under supervision as double agents,
 feeding Genmany builshit) But suddenly MI5 is picking up all this traffic from the
 Germans talking about their super great spy- a spy the Bntish do not have in
 their jail
 oh shit says MI5, and starts rereading all the transmissions they have to and
 from this mysterious super spy
 hey wait says MI5, upon actually reading the shit the spy was sending
 someone is playing sily buggers, pip pip cheerio
 At this point, Pujol sll in Lisbon, had actualily been approaching the British
 embassy again, repeatedly, but apparently 1 am literally an Abwehr agent and
 would like to offer you my services wasn't interesting enough, because he was
 repeatedly turned away, again it want until MIS started asking around that one
 of the embassy staf was like oh yeah we know that guy
 so in 1942 the British finally make contact with Pujol and he officially becomes a
 spy for Mi5. They move him to London and assign him a case oicer so he can
 start making up even better bulshit
 and he does. Once actually in London, Pujol reports to the Abwehr that he d
 recruited a whole slew of informants from a bunch of Welsh Aryans to
 disaffected army officers. He ends up wih a network of 20+ sub-spies, all
 feeding him information from around the U
 none of mese people actualy exist
 Pujol just straight up invented like 20 people, keeping careful track of their fake
 personalties, names, and actvities with the hep of Mi5, the information he
 sends becomes even better- a mix of true but ultimately useless facis and
 actualy important intel tmed to artve in Germany just sightly too late to be af
 any use. He and his "spy network become the Abwehr's most trusted agents
 Pujol, now codenamed Agent Garbo (for his acting skils), ends up playing a
 huge role in the run-up to D-Day, where the Alies mounted a huge intellgenoe
 campaign to convince Htler that the planned sile of attack was going to be
 Calais and not Normandy (this was Operation Fortitude and you should
 absolulely look t up lor more Wacky WWll Adventures) Obviously you know
 how this ended
 crazly enough, the Abwenr never figured out that Pujol was a double agent
 After the war he recelved both the Iron Cross Second Class (which require
 personal authorization from Hitier), and a Member of the Order of the Brtish
 Empire (from King George Vi
 unable to resist being rotaly fucking ndiculous, Pujol tumed down MI5's post-war
 offer to continue spying, but this time against he USSR TO, he said just help
 me fake my own death and then I'm moving to Venezuela
 and thats exacly what he ad Juan Garcia Pujol died in 1988, at the age of 76
 Okay I'm just editing my reblog to add this picture of Juan Pujol Garcia because
 I feel that t adds so much to the story to picture him doing ALL THE ABOVE
 with this expression:
 what a legend
Juan Pujol Garcia:The first shitposter

Juan Pujol Garcia:The first shitposter

Bernie Sanders, Bernie, and President: BUS STOP Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail for the Democratic Nomination for President, 2015 (Colorized)
Bernie Sanders, Bernie, and President: BUS
 STOP
Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail for the Democratic Nomination for President, 2015 (Colorized)

Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail for the Democratic Nomination for President, 2015 (Colorized)

Food, Publix, and Target: thealaskanassassin: champagnebruja: hitthisandjustchill: motherofpalms: swagintherain: blackness-by-your-side: WORD. he does the job no one wants to do and then will be told that he’s stealing it. The driscolls boycott is still goin on And here are ways you can help farmworkers Donate to food chain workers alliance https://t.co/okIpzNoyEv Donate to United farm workershttps://t.co/HwgXdH4l7w Donate to farmworker justicehttps://t.co/O14KKMg7KE Donate/give supplies to migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund https://t.co/ePbmNBVLMP Donate to center for Farmworker familieshttps://t.co/IReMpiEaq1 Donate to campaign for Migrant worker justice https://t.co/f2TV0Jqzd1 Donate to brandworkershttps://t.co/NhTNsUrbBw Donate to CIWhttps://t.co/uH5bUUGqwg Keep in mind that Publix and Wendy’s refuse to join the fair food program Reblogging again for the links for those of you who have not harvested/ or do not know harvesters: you HAVE to go as fast as you possibly can at every given minute. workers almost always forgo their break times. why? because the patrons set minimum daily quotas. if for example, you are picking grapes, the quota is 48 (21 pound) boxes of grapes for an 8 hour shift, or  1,000 pounds of grapes picked by just TWO PEOPLE. however if you only reach the minimum quota, the supervisors will threaten you by threatening to reduce your hours, or outright firing you. so any video you see of field workers moving mind-mindbogglingly fast are out of fear and necessity.  📢📢📢
Food, Publix, and Target: thealaskanassassin:

champagnebruja:

hitthisandjustchill:

motherofpalms:

swagintherain:

blackness-by-your-side:

WORD.

he does the job no one wants to do and then will be told that he’s stealing it.


The driscolls boycott is still goin on And here are ways you can help farmworkers
Donate to food chain workers alliance  https://t.co/okIpzNoyEv
Donate to United farm workershttps://t.co/HwgXdH4l7w
Donate to farmworker justicehttps://t.co/O14KKMg7KE
Donate/give supplies to migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund https://t.co/ePbmNBVLMP
Donate to center for Farmworker familieshttps://t.co/IReMpiEaq1
Donate to campaign for Migrant worker justice https://t.co/f2TV0Jqzd1
Donate to brandworkershttps://t.co/NhTNsUrbBw
Donate to CIWhttps://t.co/uH5bUUGqwg
Keep in mind that Publix and Wendy’s   refuse to join the fair food program


Reblogging again for the links

for those of you who have not harvested/ or do not know harvesters:
you HAVE to go as fast as you possibly can at every given minute.
workers almost always forgo their break times. why? because the patrons set minimum daily quotas.
if for example, you are picking grapes, the quota is 48 (21 pound) boxes of grapes for an 8 hour shift, or  1,000 pounds of grapes picked by just TWO PEOPLE. however if you only reach the minimum quota, the supervisors will threaten you by threatening to reduce your hours, or outright firing you.
so any video you see of field workers moving mind-mindbogglingly fast are out of fear and necessity. 


📢📢📢

thealaskanassassin: champagnebruja: hitthisandjustchill: motherofpalms: swagintherain: blackness-by-your-side: WORD. he does the job ...

Click, cnn.com, and Donald Trump: BUSINESS INSIDER UK POLITICS Trump has reportedly decided to withdraw from the Paris climate deal Peter Jacobs and Rebecca Harrington 011h 2,958 FACEBOOK in LINKEDIN TWITTER EMAIL PRINT President Donald Trump has decided to take the US out of the Paris climate accord, Jonathan Swan of the news website Axios first reported Wednesday, citing two sources Politico and CNN are also reporting that Trump intends to pull out of the agreement, citing White House officials. A White House representative didn't immediately respond to a request or comment. President Donald Trump speaking at Snap-On Tools on April 18 in Whether Trump will stay in the Kenosha, Wisconsin. AP deal -a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's environmental legacy - has been a looming question of his nascent presidency. On his recent trip abroad, Trump was pressured by European allies to stay a part of the accord. INDEPENDENT ews voices Sports Calture Indy/life Tech Daily Earton News World>Americas >US politics Elon Musk quits as Trump adviser over Paris Agreement withdrawal: 'Climate change is real' President says he seeks 'level playing field' for US and claims accords were about other countries gaining 'financial advantage' Jon Sharman l 2 hours ago|口37 comments Click to follow The Independent US JOIN THE CAMPAIGN COMMUNITYpetitions lol-coaster: The EU parliament: Warning label - Made in USA Donald Trump has withdrawn the US from the Paris Accord in the hope of boosting US industry with no regard for the damage it will do to the environment we all live in. As the most powerful man in the world he thinks he can do what he likes. Let’s fight back and prove him wrong!
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Alive, Anaconda, and Bailey Jay: makaveli-immortalized: Tupac Shakur with Chi Modu Over the years, people have always said that my images of Tupac let them see a side of him beyond the Thug Life image, more about the human being. Before he was loved by the world, he was a young man trying to make his way in a society that is extremely cruel to the less fortunate. He made it his mission to speak for those in his community who needed to hear “keep your head up!” As I travel the globe, I’m amazed at how many people have told me that Tupac saved their lives. His words and passion inspired a generation, and these pictures that we created together help to keep that inspiration alive. It’s always sad when people die young, but if you leave behind the kind of legacy that Tupac did, you never actually die. You remain forever in the hearts and minds of people for generations to come. I knew that about him when we first spent time together in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1994. We both knew the importance of images and we set out to do a thorough job, not knowing what the future would hold. He died two years after that meeting in Atlanta, but his words and these images are all part of his lasting legacy. When I met him on location in Atlanta in ’94 he was quite cooperative and a really nice guy. It was a shoot for The Source magazine, and he arrived early. Tupac was the ultimate professional, and he respected my time and my skills. The public might not know that about him. They think he was just this crazy guy who had no real limits, but he completely understood who he was, and if he understood what you brought to the table, he was easy to deal with. In fact, we got along great. I think a lot of people want to buy into the ‘thug life’ image and the younger side of him, because he was still a young man. Let’s be clear, you kind of forget the ages of these folks. To be so prolific and so young, and have so much power — it’s hard to imagine Even with all the childishness — which I believe was age appropriate in a lot of ways—when you throw power and money in there, even with all that, he had a lot of care and love for his community and for the less fortunate. He always spoke on behalf of black people who were struggling. Even though he wrote songs that many would consider typical hip-hop party music, he also included a lot of black empowerment in his lyrics — “Brenda’s Got a Baby,” “Dear Mama” — which I believe is why women liked him. They loved him because he was real and he cared. We knew the silly side of him too, but who isn’t silly at the age of twenty five? So that never surprised me when he did the zany stuff. He was young and full of power in a world that’s biased against blacks, so what do you expect? Normally when I would see Tupac, I would always think of him being on blast — excited and moving at a hundred miles an hour. But when I first met him he wasn’t really like that. It’s funny how everyone always thinks about Tupac and the ladies, but I never really saw him chasing women that much. He was much more focused on his mission. I think that’s what made him stand out so much from his peers. Because while everybody was partying, this man was trying to make sure he created his legacy. And so here we are decades later talking about the man as if he’s still around. I don’t think you can take lightly the fact that this is two decades later and we’re still talking about this man. After we finished his first Source cover shoot in Atlanta, we went back to his home in Stone Mountain, GA to hang out. He called me aside and showed me his entire gun collection in his bedroom—all his AKs, banana clips, Glocks, everything. Then he moved a picture on the wall in his bedroom, revealing a bullet hole. This was from when he fired a shot in his bedroom because he was on probation and prohibited from going to the firing range. We all laughed afterwards. We would’ve all been in our 40s together, but he never got to his 40s, he didn’t even see his 30s with us. So that’s quite a body of work and experience that he put in during his short time on this Earth. He was one of the few stars who could cross over without compromising his roots. Tupac wasn’t going to compromise, that wasn’t him, but Versace still wanted to use him for their campaign. It’s funny when I see rappers trying to do that sort of thing. I think when you start to move in those commercial circles they make you change yourself to fit. You lose your authenticity, but Tupac wouldn’t allow that of himself. He took the streets with him wherever he went. The portrait shots of Tupac, like the one that’s on the cover of the book, were actually done with a 4x5 camera, which is a view camera. It’s the camera where you put the curtain over your head to focus. It’s large format. It sits on a tripod, and you put the film in, come out from behind the camera, you click it, then you switch the film. Kind of like the old style cameras. At that session in Atlanta, I photographed Tupac with my 4x5 with no assistant. It was just me and his people. When you shoot using a 4x5 you’re really very close to the subject. I was no more than three or four feet from him. I’m there but the gap between us is the camera, even though I’m right there with them. When you’re that close to someone frame after frame, that’s really how they get to know you. You’re almost breathing on each other, and I’m telling him, ‘Lift your head, bring your eyes down.’ I’m giving him instructions so he can look better. Once you spend hours with someone like that, you know them forever. I’m looking at every pore on your face. I’m on your team. In doing that first photo shoot in 4x5, I think that’s what made Tupac so comfortable with me because I was looking in his eyes, he was looking in mine at the same time, and real recognizes real. Once we got to that place we were cool. He gave me pictures he didn’t give anybody else and he said, ‘These are for you, Chi.’ Everybody knows the Thug Life Tupac, and we know that well. But they don’t know the Tupac in the quiet moments. Like that picture of him tying his bandana over his head, the profile shot. That’s an outtake. He was fixing his bandana with a cigarette in his mouth but he was relaxed enough around me where I could just photograph him. As a result you see a picture of a much more gentle Tupac. For me gentle and soft are not the same thing. Tupac was gentle but you wouldn’t dare step to him. He was prepared to take it where it needed to go. He wasn’t afraid. That’s who he was to me, and we got along from the first time we met. We were cool, so I got access to him that no one else could get. Tupac wanted me to shoot his album Me Against the World, he told me to get in touch with the art director in New York. By the time I went there to meet, they had already given the assignment to someone else. What’s funny is I had already taken what would later become the most iconic imagery of Tupac. So when you look at the more famous portraits of Tupac like him tying his bandanna and the Rolling Stone cover, I had already created those pictures before I went to meet the art director to discuss the album. No one knew at the time that the photos I took of him would be the images people remember and not the ones they used on the album. In a way you end up getting your justice if you wait long enough When I set out to take these photographs I knew they were important. I wanted to make sure the images stayed within the community. I wanted to make sure the person who created them was from the community. Historically that never really happens. Most of the visuals of the greats are owned and controlled by other people. That’s tricky because then they can put their interpretation on it. But when you look at my photographs, I’m there with them. I’m one of them even though I’m an observer. I was close enough to live it and I had the skills to document and record it. I had four sessions with him, and since we were close he let me in close. It’s friends hanging out with friends and there just happened to be a camera present. You can see the closeness and the warmth because I didn’t really look at my subjects as just celebrities. I saw them as young black guys like me. It allowed me to get closer and it allowed them to be comfortable and just be who they were. I offered no judgment. I was just there to document and make people look good. Even though I was the creator of these images, I’ve always felt more like the caretaker of them, because he was the world’s Tupac, not just my photo subject. He burned bright when he was here and his flame continues to glow. Thank you for being the voice of the voiceless, Tupac. Rest in peace, brother. Excerpted from Tupac Shakur: Uncategorized by Chi Modu, a 200-page hardcover book featuring over 100 powerful images of Tupac Shakur.
Alive, Anaconda, and Bailey Jay: makaveli-immortalized:
Tupac Shakur with Chi Modu
Over
 the years, people have always said that my images of Tupac let them see
 a side of him beyond the Thug Life image, more about the human being. 
Before he was loved by the world, he was a young man trying to make his 
way in a society that is extremely cruel to the less fortunate. He made 
it his mission to speak for those in his community who needed to hear 
“keep your head up!” As I travel the globe, I’m amazed at how many 
people have told me that Tupac saved their lives. His words and passion 
inspired a generation, and these pictures that we created together help 
to keep that inspiration alive.
It’s
 always sad when people die young, but if you leave behind the kind of 
legacy that Tupac did, you never actually die. You remain forever in the
 hearts and minds of people for generations to come. I knew that about 
him when we first spent time together in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1994. 
We both knew the importance of images and we set out to do a thorough 
job, not knowing what the future would hold. He died two years after 
that meeting in Atlanta, but his words and these images are all part of 
his lasting legacy.
When I met him on location in Atlanta in ’94 he was quite cooperative and a really nice guy. It was a shoot for The Source
 magazine, and he arrived early. Tupac was the ultimate professional, 
and he respected my time and my skills. The public might not know that 
about him. They think he was just this crazy guy who had no real limits,
 but he completely understood who he was, and if he understood what you 
brought to the table, he was easy to deal with. In fact, we got along 
great. I think a lot of people want to buy into the ‘thug life’ image 
and the younger side of him, because he was still a young man. Let’s be 
clear, you kind of forget the ages of these folks. To be so prolific and
 so young, and have so much power — it’s hard to imagine
Even
 with all the childishness — which I believe was age appropriate in a 
lot of ways—when you throw power and money in there, even with all that,
 he had a lot of care and love for his community and for the less 
fortunate. He always spoke on behalf of black people who were 
struggling.
Even
 though he wrote songs that many would consider typical hip-hop party 
music, he also included a lot of black empowerment in his 
lyrics — “Brenda’s Got a Baby,” “Dear Mama” — which I believe is why 
women liked him. They loved him because he was real and he cared. We 
knew the silly side of him too, but who isn’t silly at the age of twenty
 five? So that never surprised me when he did the zany stuff. He was 
young and full of power in a world that’s biased against blacks, so what
 do you expect?
Normally
 when I would see Tupac, I would always think of him being on 
blast — excited and moving at a hundred miles an hour. But when I first 
met him he wasn’t really like that. It’s funny how everyone always 
thinks about Tupac and the ladies, but I never really saw him chasing 
women that much. He was much more focused on his mission. I think that’s
 what made him stand out so much from his peers. Because while everybody
 was partying, this man was trying to make sure he created his legacy. 
And so here we are decades later talking about the man as if he’s still 
around. I don’t think you can take lightly the fact that this is two 
decades later and we’re still talking about this man.
After we finished his first Source
 cover shoot in Atlanta, we went back to his home in Stone Mountain, GA 
to hang out. He called me aside and showed me his entire gun collection 
in his bedroom—all his AKs, banana clips, Glocks, everything. Then he 
moved a picture on the wall in his bedroom, revealing a bullet hole. 
This was from when he fired a shot in his bedroom because he was on 
probation and prohibited from going to the firing range. We all laughed 
afterwards.
We
 would’ve all been in our 40s together, but he never got to his 40s, he 
didn’t even see his 30s with us. So that’s quite a body of work and 
experience that he put in during his short time on this Earth.
He
 was one of the few stars who could cross over without compromising his 
roots. Tupac wasn’t going to compromise, that wasn’t him, but Versace 
still wanted to use him for their campaign. It’s funny when I see 
rappers trying to do that sort of thing. I think when you start to move 
in those commercial circles they make you change yourself to fit. You 
lose your authenticity, but Tupac wouldn’t allow that of himself. He 
took the streets with him wherever he went.
The
 portrait shots of Tupac, like the one that’s on the cover of the book, 
were actually done with a 4x5 camera, which is a view camera. It’s the 
camera where you put the curtain over your head to focus. It’s large 
format. It sits on a tripod, and you put the film in, come out from 
behind the camera, you click it, then you switch the film. Kind of like 
the old style cameras. At that session in Atlanta, I photographed Tupac 
with my 4x5 with no assistant. It was just me and his people. When you 
shoot using a 4x5 you’re really very close to the subject. I was no more
 than three or four feet from him. I’m there but the gap between us is 
the camera, even though I’m right there with them. When you’re that 
close to someone frame after frame, that’s really how they get to know 
you. You’re almost breathing on each other, and I’m telling him, ‘Lift 
your head, bring your eyes down.’ I’m giving him instructions so he can 
look better.
Once
 you spend hours with someone like that, you know them forever. I’m 
looking at every pore on your face. I’m on your team. In doing that 
first photo shoot in 4x5, I think that’s what made Tupac so comfortable 
with me because I was looking in his eyes, he was looking in mine at the
 same time, and real recognizes real. Once we got to that place we were 
cool. He gave me pictures he didn’t give anybody else and he said, 
‘These are for you, Chi.’
Everybody knows the Thug Life
 Tupac, and we know that well. But they don’t know the Tupac in the 
quiet moments. Like that picture of him tying his bandana over his head,
 the profile shot. That’s an outtake. He was fixing his bandana with a 
cigarette in his mouth but he was relaxed enough around me where I could
 just photograph him.
As
 a result you see a picture of a much more gentle Tupac. For me gentle 
and soft are not the same thing. Tupac was gentle but you wouldn’t dare 
step to him. He was prepared to take it where it needed to go. He wasn’t
 afraid. That’s who he was to me, and we got along from the first time 
we met. We were cool, so I got access to him that no one else could get.
Tupac wanted me to shoot his album Me Against the World, he
 told me to get in touch with the art director in New York. By the time I
 went there to meet, they had already given the assignment to someone 
else. What’s funny is I had already taken what would later become the 
most iconic imagery of Tupac. So when you look at the more famous 
portraits of Tupac like him tying his bandanna and the Rolling Stone
 cover, I had already created those pictures before I went to meet the 
art director to discuss the album. No one knew at the time that the 
photos I took of him would be the images people remember and not the 
ones they used on the album. In a way you end up getting your justice if
 you wait long enough
When I set out to take
 these photographs I knew they were important. I wanted to make sure the
 images stayed within the community. I wanted to make sure the person 
who created them was from the community. Historically that never really 
happens. Most of the visuals of the greats are owned and controlled by 
other people. That’s tricky because then they can put their 
interpretation on it. But when you look at my photographs, I’m there 
with them. I’m one of them even though I’m an observer. I was close 
enough to live it and I had the skills to document and record it.
I
 had four sessions with him, and since we were close he let me in close.
 It’s friends hanging out with friends and there just happened to be a 
camera present. You can see the closeness and the warmth because I 
didn’t really look at my subjects as just celebrities. I saw them as 
young black guys like me. It allowed me to get closer and it allowed 
them to be comfortable and just be who they were. I offered no judgment.
 I was just there to document and make people look good.
Even though I was the creator of these images, I’ve always felt more like the caretaker of them, because he was the world’s
 Tupac, not just my photo subject. He burned bright when he was here and
 his flame continues to glow. Thank you for being the voice of the 
voiceless, Tupac. Rest in peace, brother.
Excerpted from Tupac Shakur: Uncategorized by Chi Modu, a 200-page hardcover book featuring over 100 powerful images of Tupac Shakur.

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Ben Carson, cnn.com, and Empire: Robert Reich 9 hrs G Update for Trump voters 1. He said he wouldn't bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says it's unlikely that we will build a wall." 3. He said he'd clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses 4. He said he'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with something "wonderful." You bought it. Then he didn't. 5. He said he'd use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge 6. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't, and says he never will 7. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration 9. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education, Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights, Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing, Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State 10. He said he'd faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained 12. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars More to come BUT HER EMAILS
Ben Carson, cnn.com, and Empire: Robert Reich
 9 hrs G
 Update for Trump voters
 1. He said he wouldn't bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria
 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now
 his secretary of homeland security says it's unlikely that we will build a
 wall."
 3. He said he'd clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he
 brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street
 moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich
 their businesses
 4. He said he'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with something
 "wonderful." You bought it. Then he didn't.
 5. He said he'd use his business experience to whip the White House into
 shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional
 back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge
 6. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't,
 and says he never will
 7. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any
 conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his
 businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his
 Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and
 copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has
 more conflicts of interest than can even be counted
 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do
 whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman
 Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration
 9. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You
 bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in
 charge of education, Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in
 charge of voting rights, Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in
 charge of fair housing, Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the
 Environmental Protection Agency, and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as
 Secretary of State
 10. He said he'd faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his
 predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama
 ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into
 collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election
 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals
 did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous
 raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea
 This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American
 girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no
 useful intel was gained
 12. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief and accused him of
 playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the
 kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not
 when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has
 by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the
 first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are
 spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the
 world on Trump business
 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake
 news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his
 information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars
 More to come

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Being Alone, Matlock, and Tumblr: NOAM CHOMSKY: It's a pretty remarkable fact that-first of all, it is a joke. Half the world is cracking up in laughter. The United States doesn't just interfere in elections. It overthrows governments it doesn't like, institutes military dictatorships. Simply in the case of Russia alone-it's the least of it-the U.S. government, under Clinton, intervened quite blatantly and openly, then tried to conceal it, to get their man Yeltsin in, in all sorts of ways. So, this, as I say, it's considered-it's turning the United States, again, into a laughingstock in the world. So why are the Democrats focusing on this? In fact, why are they focusing so much attention on the one element of Trump's programs which is fairly reasonable, the one ray of light in this gloom: trying to reduce tensions with Russia? That's-the tensions on the Russian border are extremely serious. They could escalate to a major terminal war. Efforts to try to reduce them should be welcomed. Just a couple of days ago, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Jack Matlock, came out and said he just can't believe that so much attention is being paid to apparent efforts by the incoming administration to establish connections with Russia. He said, "Sure, that's just what they ought to be doing." So, meanwhile, this one topic is the primary locus of concern and critique, while, meanwhile, the policies are proceeding step by step, which are extremely destructive and harmful. So, you know, yeah, maybe the Russians tried to interfere in the election. That's not a major issue. Maybe the people in the Trump campaign were talking to the Russians. Well, OK, not a major point, certainly less than is being done constantly. And it is a kind of a paradox, I think, that the one issue that seems to inflame the Democratic opposition is the one thing that has some justification and reasonable aspects to it. c-bassmeow: Noam Chomsky’s piercing comments on the Democrat’s “Russia stole our election!” obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow.
Being Alone, Matlock, and Tumblr: NOAM CHOMSKY: It's a pretty remarkable fact that-first of all, it is a joke. Half the
 world is cracking up in laughter. The United States doesn't just interfere in elections.
 It overthrows governments it doesn't like, institutes military dictatorships. Simply in
 the case of Russia alone-it's the least of it-the U.S. government, under Clinton,
 intervened quite blatantly and openly, then tried to conceal it, to get their man Yeltsin
 in, in all sorts of ways. So, this, as I say, it's considered-it's turning the United States,
 again, into a laughingstock in the world.
 So why are the Democrats focusing on this? In fact, why are they focusing so much
 attention on the one element of Trump's programs which is fairly reasonable, the
 one ray of light in this gloom: trying to reduce tensions with Russia? That's-the
 tensions on the Russian border are extremely serious. They could escalate to a
 major terminal war. Efforts to try to reduce them should be welcomed. Just a couple
 of days ago, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Jack Matlock, came out and
 said he just can't believe that so much attention is being paid to apparent efforts by
 the incoming administration to establish connections with Russia. He said, "Sure,
 that's just what they ought to be doing."
 So, meanwhile, this one topic is the primary locus of concern and critique, while,
 meanwhile, the policies are proceeding step by step, which are extremely destructive
 and harmful. So, you know, yeah, maybe the Russians tried to interfere in the
 election. That's not a major issue. Maybe the people in the Trump campaign were
 talking to the Russians. Well, OK, not a major point, certainly less than is being done
 constantly. And it is a kind of a paradox, I think, that the one issue that seems to
 inflame the Democratic opposition is the one thing that has some justification and
 reasonable aspects to it.
c-bassmeow:

Noam Chomsky’s piercing comments on the Democrat’s  “Russia stole our election!” obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow.

c-bassmeow: Noam Chomsky’s piercing comments on the Democrat’s “Russia stole our election!” obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow...

Being Alone, Matlock, and Yeah: NOAM CHOMSKY: It's a pretty remarkable fact that-first of all, it is a joke. Half the world is cracking up in laughter. The United States doesn't just interfere in elections. It overthrows governments it doesn't like, institutes military dictatorships. Simply in the case of Russia alone-it's the least of it-the U.S. government, under Clinton, intervened quite blatantly and openly, then tried to conceal it, to get their man Yeltsin in, in all sorts of ways. So, this, as I say, it's considered-it's turning the United States, again, into a laughingstock in the world. So why are the Democrats focusing on this? In fact, why are they focusing so much attention on the one element of Trump's programs which is fairly reasonable, the one ray of light in this gloom: trying to reduce tensions with Russia? That's-the tensions on the Russian border are extremely serious. They could escalate to a major terminal war. Efforts to try to reduce them should be welcomed. Just a couple of days ago, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Jack Matlock, came out and said he just can't believe that so much attention is being paid to apparent efforts by the incoming administration to establish connections with Russia. He said, "Sure, that's just what they ought to be doing." So, meanwhile, this one topic is the primary locus of concern and critique, while, meanwhile, the policies are proceeding step by step, which are extremely destructive and harmful. So, you know, yeah, maybe the Russians tried to interfere in the election. That's not a major issue. Maybe the people in the Trump campaign were talking to the Russians. Well, OK, not a major point, certainly less than is being done constantly. And it is a kind of a paradox, I think, that the one issue that seems to inflame the Democratic opposition is the one thing that has some justification and reasonable aspects to it. Noam Chomskys piercing comments on the Democrats Russia stole our election! obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow.
Being Alone, Matlock, and Yeah: NOAM CHOMSKY: It's a pretty remarkable fact that-first of all, it is a joke. Half the
 world is cracking up in laughter. The United States doesn't just interfere in elections.
 It overthrows governments it doesn't like, institutes military dictatorships. Simply in
 the case of Russia alone-it's the least of it-the U.S. government, under Clinton,
 intervened quite blatantly and openly, then tried to conceal it, to get their man Yeltsin
 in, in all sorts of ways. So, this, as I say, it's considered-it's turning the United States,
 again, into a laughingstock in the world.
 So why are the Democrats focusing on this? In fact, why are they focusing so much
 attention on the one element of Trump's programs which is fairly reasonable, the
 one ray of light in this gloom: trying to reduce tensions with Russia? That's-the
 tensions on the Russian border are extremely serious. They could escalate to a
 major terminal war. Efforts to try to reduce them should be welcomed. Just a couple
 of days ago, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Jack Matlock, came out and
 said he just can't believe that so much attention is being paid to apparent efforts by
 the incoming administration to establish connections with Russia. He said, "Sure,
 that's just what they ought to be doing."
 So, meanwhile, this one topic is the primary locus of concern and critique, while,
 meanwhile, the policies are proceeding step by step, which are extremely destructive
 and harmful. So, you know, yeah, maybe the Russians tried to interfere in the
 election. That's not a major issue. Maybe the people in the Trump campaign were
 talking to the Russians. Well, OK, not a major point, certainly less than is being done
 constantly. And it is a kind of a paradox, I think, that the one issue that seems to
 inflame the Democratic opposition is the one thing that has some justification and
 reasonable aspects to it.
Noam Chomskys piercing comments on the Democrats  Russia stole our election! obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow.

Noam Chomskys piercing comments on the Democrats Russia stole our election! obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow.