“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Zionists Controlled US media, The Neocons and their hand maiden, Hillary Clinton, is not done trying to get the US into a war with Iran

Assange exposes the threat posed by the US and UK Zionist media powers, Neocons  and their political servants to get the US into another Middle East War; this time with Iran.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads her Republican rival Donald Trump by 5 percentage points among likely voters, down from a peak this month of 12 points, according to the Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Friday.
The Aug. 22-25 opinion poll found that 41 percent of likely voters supported Clinton ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election, while 36 percent supported Trump. Some 23 percent would not pick either candidate and answered "refused," "other" or "wouldn't vote."
Clinton, a former secretary of state, has led real estate developer Trump in the poll since Democrats and Republicans ended their national conventions and formally nominated their presidential candidates in July. Her level of support has varied between 41 and 45 percent during that period, and her lead over Trump in the tracking poll peaked this month at 12 percentage points on Tuesday.


  1. Hillary Clinton is a sure thing to get the US into a war with Iran. Trump is an unknown. What is known is that the Zionist controlled US media is all aboard trying to eliminate Trump.

  2. Assange deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

    1. I certainly hope he's got some goods for a great OCTOBER SURPRISE !!

  3. Rufus posted:

    Slow news day :) :)

    For some reason, the comment appeared above the post and when I fixed it, the comment disappeared.

    My answer:

    Hillary Clinton is a psycho-sociopath.

    We will still be friends when she loses. : )

    1. That's because Rufus posts from Earth Proxima, where up is down, and down is up.

    2. Deuce, you don't realize what happened. When I clicked onto this post, earlier, a "newer post" link appeared below. When I clicked on it, I was directed to a blank page - with a "comments" section.

      I figured that if you had posted a blank page it must be a slow news day. :)

      :) Oh well, I guess you had to be there. :)

  4. Funny, I am a Zionist and I am for Trump.

    Want to avoid a war with Iran?

    Dont give them 150 billion

    Dont transfer 1.7 billion in cash

    put sanctions on Iran that Obama and Hillary removed

    Sanction Hezbollah and Iran for transfers of illegal weapons.

    Vote Trump against Hillary.

    Want to avoid war with Iran? Support those in Iran that seek a regime change.

    Want to avoid war with Iran?

    Tell obama, kerry, biden and clinton to stop giving a hand job to iran


    1. The Iranians damn near overthrew the regime.

      Obama didn't even give verbal support.

  5. Republicans Against Trump: Bush Advisor Wolfowitz Says He’ll Likely Vote for Clinton

    Will he vote for Clinton? Here is a tougher question:

    Is Netanyahu Jewish?

    1. Yep, and so are the majority of Israelis.

      And they do not prefer Clinton over trump.

      Once again you are obsessed with Jews, Zionists and Israel.

      Might I suggest you look in the mirror, look at assad and look at Iran?

    2. It was the US that overthrew the democratically elected Iranian government in 1953. I missed the Iranian attempt to overthrow any US election.


    3. The CIA has publicly admitted for the first time that it was behind the notorious 1953 coup against Iran's democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddeq, in documents that also show how the British government tried to block the release of information about its own involvement in his overthrow.

      On the 60th anniversary of an event often invoked by Iranians as evidence of western meddling, the US national security archive at George Washington University published a series of declassified CIA documents.

      “The military coup that overthrew Mosaddeq and his National Front cabinet was carried out under CIA direction as an act of US foreign policy, conceived and approved at the highest levels of government,” reads a previously excised section of an internal CIA history titled The Battle for Iran.

  6. SPIEL: Mr. Wolfowitz, as deputy secretary of defense under President George W. Bush, you supported the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Today, many people regard this war as a key factor behind the instability in the Middle East as well as the rise of the Islamic State (IS). Do you feel personally responsible?

    Wolfowitz: No, because Islamic State is mainly a direct result of the failure in Syria. That's where IS has grown. That's where IS spread from. The Western alliance should have supported the Sunni opposition against the Assad regime from the beginning. As far as Iraq is concerned, if it had stayed stable the way it was in 2008, IS would not have been able to expand in Iraq the way they did. The mistake was that Barack Obama withdrew the armed forces from Iraq too fast.

    SPIEGEL: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump criticized the war in Iraq, too. He has announced he wants to stop "current policies of nation-building and regime change" -- precisely the policy you backed.

    Wolfowitz: It would be a huge mistake to abandon democracy promotion. Peaceful political change has been enormously successful in the past years in Eastern European countries as well as in countries like South Korea, South Africa, Chile and Indonesia. However, if possible, the use of force is something to avoid except in cases where genocide is threatened, like Bosnia or Libya or with regimes that threaten our security, like the Taliban and Saddam Hussein. After a regime is removed, however, it is dangerous to leave a security vacuum. This is where we failed in Libya and in Iraq.

    SPIEGEL: Does it annoy you that you are called the "Architect of the Iraq War"?

    Wolfowitz: Annoyed isn't the right word, it's inaccurate. If I had been the architect, a lot of these things would be different. As a matter of fact, I believed after 9/11, there was reason to get much tougher about the fact that Saddam was blocking the inspections for weapons of mass destruction. He was harboring terrorists. I thought that it was time to give Saddam an ultimatum just as we did with the Taliban who were harboring Osama Bin Laden. People seem to forget that Saddam was the only leader in the world who praised the attacks of 9/11 as a good thing.


    2. .

      As far as Iraq is concerned, if it had stayed stable the way it was in 2008, IS would not have been able to expand in Iraq the way they did.

      Still fighting the old war.

      And losing again.

      The destruction in Iraq was inevitable after the Bush administration promoted and ok'd the election of Malaki, next to the one we helped install in Afghanistan, claimed the most corrupt administration in the world.

      After that, Iraq simply became a gigantic funnel for $ billions from the US for arms and aid to be diverted to Swiss bank accounts.

      Wolfowitz: Annoyed isn't the right word, it's inaccurate. If I had been the architect, a lot of these things would be different.



  7. If Wolf is voting Hillary, then Hillary would seem to be the 'warmonger' in the race, because the left always calls Wolf a warmonger.

    This puts Ash and Rufus in an uncomfortable position.

    I think Wolf is correct in this:

    After a regime is removed, however, it is dangerous to leave a security vacuum. This is where we failed in Libya and in Iraq.


  8. Politics makes for strange bedfellows.....Deuce and WiO backing the same candidate !

  9. Hillary may turn out to be as big a warmonger as you think, or she may not. I'm honestly not convinced, either way.

    However, I imagine Wolfowitz, like myself, is just looking for a candidate with a modicum of good sense.

    1. .

      However, I imagine Wolfowitz, like myself, is just looking for a candidate with a modicum of good sense.

      Wolfowitz has proven he hasn't any a clue as to what 'good sense' even looks like.


  10. As for Clinton, "losing," that's looking increasingly unlikely, to me.

    I'm sticking with my prediction that she wins all the states that Obama won in 2012, plus she ekes out a narrow win in North Carolina - for an Electoral College # of 347 (maybe 348 if she wins the Omaha, Nebraska district.)

    That last Quinnipiac Poll was a hard one for the Trumpsters

    +10 in the head-to-head, and +7 in the 4-way

    Live Callers, land-line, and cellphone

    from a pollster that tends to lean a couple of points to Pubby side.


    Hillary is playing the 'race card' early because her internal polling shows she's got problems.

    And Julian Assange is coming up !

  12. Hillary Clinton may be enjoying a comfortable lead in national polls, but she is far from enjoying a comfortable night’s sleep given the ever-widening maelstrom of scandals engulfing her presidential bid. And while Clinton delights in bloviating about a decades-long “vast, right wing conspiracy” against her, the fact is that it’s the Clinton political machine’s long and storied track record of criminality, duplicity, and corruption that haunts her like Lincoln’s ghost silently skulking through White House bedrooms.

    The latest in a string of embarrassing scandals is centered on the powerful Clinton Foundation, and the obvious impropriety of its acceptance of large donations from foreign governments (and wealthy individuals connected to them), especially those governments universally recognized as oppressive dictatorships whose foreign policy orientation places them squarely in the US orbit.

    Of particular note are the Gulf monarchies such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar whose massive donations belie the fact that their oppression of women runs contradictory to Clinton’s self-styled ‘feminism’ and belief “that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st Century.”

    Is collaborating with feudal monarchies whose subjugation of women is the stuff of infamy really Clinton’s idea of feminism? Or, is it rather that Clinton merely uses issues such as women’s rights as a dog whistle for loyal liberals while groveling before the high councilors of the imperial priesthood?

    What the Clinton Foundation hullabaloo really demonstrates is that Clinton’s will to power is single-minded, entirely simpatico with the corruption of the military-industrial-financial-surveillance complex; that she is a handmaiden for, and member of, the ruling establishment; that Clinton represents the marriage of all the worst aspects of the political class. In short, Clinton is more than just corrupt, she is corruption personified.

  13. It's not Jews that are chasing America military around the gulf it's iranians...

    It's not zionists that have slaughtered 500,000 in Syria, it's the syrians, hezbollah and iranians....

    It's not Israelis that are holding American hostages, it's iranians and in the past syrians and hezbollah

    1. It is Israeli firsters and Zionists who believe that Israel’s interests are served by having corrupt US politicians do their dirty work in destabilizing one Middle East country after another.

    2. Zionists and right wing Israeli Jews are not the problem; corrupt US politicians and the Zionist controlled media is.

    3. You are off base if you think that the media is controlled by "zionists"

      But there is no changing your obsessed point of view

  14. {...}


    In a hilariously pig-headed, but rather telling, statement, former President Bill Clinton responded to allegations of impropriety with the Clinton Foundation by saying, “We’re trying to do good things…If there’s something wrong with creating jobs and saving lives, I don’t know what it is. The people who gave the money knew exactly what they were doing. I have nothing to say about it except that I’m really proud.”

    Leaving aside the fact that such an arrogant comment demonstrates Bill Clinton’s complete contempt for ethics and the basic standards of proper conduct, the salient point is that the argument from the Clintons is that the foundation is inherently good, that it helps people around the world, and that, as such, it can’t possibly be corrupt and unethical. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire – except when it comes to the Clintons who stand proudly enveloped in billowing clouds of smoke swearing up and down that not only is there no fire, but anyone who mentions the existence of flames is both a sexist and Trump-loving Putin stooge.

    But indeed there is a fire, and it is raging on the American political scene. And nowhere is the heat more palpable than in the deserts of the Middle East where wealthy benefactors write massive checks for access to America’s 21st Century Queen of Mean (apologies to Leona Helmsley).

    Consider the 2011 sale of $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, a gargantuan deal that made the feudal monarchy into an overnight air power. Were there any doubts as to the uses of the hardware, look no further than the humanitarian nightmare that is Yemen, a country under relentless air war carried out by the Saudis. And, lo and behold, the Saudis had been major contributors to the Clinton Foundation in the years leading up to the sale. And it should be equally unsurprising that just weeks before the deal was finalized, Boeing, the manufacturer of the F-15 jets that were the centerpiece of the massive arms deal, donated $900,000 to the Foundation.


    1. (Think about how cheap it is to buy an ex-president and possible future president:)

      $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to Saudi Arabia and just weeks before clinching the deal, Boeing, donated $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation.

  15. FACT

    The Saudi deal was one of dozens of arms sales approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department that placed weapons in the hands of governments that had also donated money to the Clinton family philanthropic empire…Under Clinton’s leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation

    …That figure — derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (from October 2010 to September 2012) — represented nearly double the value of American arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Department during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term.

    1. FACT

      The Clinton-led State Department also authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration. These extra sales were part of a broad increase in American military exports that accompanied Obama’s arrival in the White House. The 143 percent increase in U.S. arms sales to Clinton Foundation donors compares to an 80 percent increase in such sales to all countries over the same time period.

    2. FACT

      The Saudi regime by itself has donated between $10 million and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, with donations coming as late as 2014, as she prepared her presidential run. A group called “Friends of Saudi Arabia,” co-founded “by a Saudi Prince,” gave an additional amount between $1 million and $5 million. The Clinton Foundation says that between $1 million and $5 million was also donated by “the State of Qatar,” the United Arab Emirates, and the government of Brunei. “The State of Kuwait” has donated between $5 million and $10 million.

  16. Clinton belongs in an extra bloused orange jump suit, with a waterbed to have her breakfast served to her.


  18. .

    What is "Occupation"Sat Aug 27, 02:23:00 PM EDT

    Yep, and so are the majority of Israelis.

    And they do not prefer Clinton over trump.

    Unless Israelis have changed their mind in the last month or so this isn't true.


    1. .

      The last time I saw anything was at the end of June and Hillary was leading.

      Do you have more recent numbers?


    2. You actually believe anything you read in the Zionist controlled press ?

    3. You need to start reading The Salt Lake Tribune.

      The only honest newspaper in the entire country, I always call it.

    4. Salt Lake Tribune

      Utah's independent news source since 1871

      "Straight from the Trumpet of Moroni"

      Pics of Moroni -

      They are all Trumpeters down that way.

    5. Sorry Quirk, But I do not believe your so called polling numbers..

      Israelis have had 8 years of Obama/hillary/kerry.

      They see the honest truth, even if you don't.

      But since they don't have a vote on US elections (unlike Obama/Carvel with US tax payer dollars funding such efforts) they have their opinions and the population of the State of Israel?

      View obama/hillary as dangerous.

  19. I think we should all be, as Americans, proud of our Clintons.

    We haven't had such world class criminals ever before.

    They are right up there with the best that the, say, Russians have to offer.

    For once, we can compete !

  20. Hillary slide? Reuters poll shows Trump back within five

    posted at 2:31 pm on August 27, 2016 by Ed Morrissey

    Reuters giveth, and Reuters taketh away. After seeing her lead balloon to twelve points earlier in the week, Hillary Clinton’s edge on Donald Trump dropped by more than half in the latest iteration of their tracking poll. Trump has moved back within five points, mainly through a fade in Hillary’s support back to her August low:

    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads her Republican rival Donald Trump by 5 percentage points among likely voters, down from a peak this month of 12 points, according to the Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Friday.

    The Aug. 22-25 opinion poll found that 41 percent of likely voters supported Clinton ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election, while 36 percent supported Trump. Some 23 percent would not pick either candidate and answered “refused,” “other” or “wouldn’t vote.”....

    It's disgusting that Americans are so fickle. She's spent an entire lifetime flaunting the law and has a real skill set. The country needs people with real skill sets.

    Which is more difficult to pull off ? Surviving and prospering in the New York real estate market, or flaunting the law for an entire life time ?

    The answer should be obvious.

    1. Besides, Trump's a racist.

      Hillary is not, even though she praised Robert Byrd, a KKK member, as the 'conscience of the Senate'.

      See Hillary praising her 'friend and mentor' Robert Byrd in the video below:

      As a young man in West Virginia, Byrd was involved in the KKK and reportedly recruited 150 members to the group. While serving in Congress, Byrd set the record for longest filibuster on the floor of the U.S. Senate with a 14-hour filibuster of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

  21. I'm waiting for the Israeli version of the Epi-Pen to be allowed into the USA. Made by Tevo it was recently denied I believe due to politics. It is coming though.

    In the meantime here is the only other alternative I know of -

    August 27, 2016

    EpiPen too expensive? You can get the same dose for ten bucks

    By Thomas Lifson

    The only reason that prices for EpiPens could be raised is that government regulations created a captive market whose regulations required the delivery system that Mylan Labs had patented. Epinephrine, the actual product delivered to the bloodstream is a hormone and not patentable. The ease of use of Mylan’s EpiPen is worthwhile, and can save seconds, especially if an inexperienced person is delivering the dosage.

    That ease of use costs you several hundred dollars. If you are, for instance, a family with a child that has a condition that might require an EpiPen and you are willing to forego that convenience and follow a few instructions, you can purchase the capability of delivering that dosage for about ten bucks! Christian Hauser of ABC22Now reports:

    A Miami Valley doctor wants parents to know they have alternatives to the costly EpiPen.

    Dr. Marcus Romanello is the Chief Medical Officer and the Emergency Medicine Physician at Ft. Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton. He knows all too well how scary it is for parents of children with allergies. (snip)

    He wants parents to know they can save hundreds of dollars.

    "I paid $5.89, cash price for this (bottle of epinephrine), no insurance required," said Dr. Romanello.

    Less than $6 for the life-saving medicine. Add an Altoid tin and syringe and you've got an epinephrine injector kit for under $10.

    "Attach the needle. Pop the top and draw up the prescribed amount," said Dr. Romanello.

    But you lose the convenience of the EpiPen.

    He says when your doctor gives you the prescription, they can show you how to give the shot.

    "It does require some degree of medical comfort with a needle and syringe, drawing up the appropriate dose. If someone were to draw up a little too much, not an issue. In a setting of anaphylactic reaction too much is not going to hurt," said Dr. Romanello.

    The market has provided a well-priced alterative, if the price of convenience is too high.

    Can we please stop the hyperventilating on Mylan? Nobody needs to die. Maybe teachers could be taught how to administer a dose by syringe, and then schools wouldn’t need expensive EpiPens, so the regulations could be eased.

    Hat tip: Clarice Feldman

    Read more:

    1. Epi-Pens ARE extremely easy to use.

      You can pop yourself in about 7 seconds right through your pants.

      Then the antihistamine pills and you're home free.


  22. Trump giving a powerful speech in Des Moines, Iowa.

    He's really good when he gets going.

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  24. Bill Clinton Justified Robert Byrd’s KKK Membership

    Clinton was speaking at Byrd's funeral in Charleston when he slammed newspapers for focusing on Byrd’s history with the KKK. He said:

    They mention that he once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, and what does that mean? I'll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows of West Virginia. He was trying to get elected. And maybe he did something he shouldn't have done, and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that's what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There certainly are no perfect politicians.

    Byrd’s history with the KKK and racial prejudice was hardly “fleeting.” He started in 1942 by recruiting 150 people to a new chapter of the KKK in Sophia, West Virginia. He wrote later that a Klan official told him, "You have a talent for leadership, Bob ... The country needs young men like you in the leadership of the nation." Byrd continued, "Suddenly lights flashed in my mind! Someone important had recognized my abilities! I was only 23 or 24 years old, and the thought of a political career had never really hit me. But strike me that night, it did.” Byrd was later unanimously elected the top officer in the local Klan unit.

    In December 1944, Byrd wrote to Senator Theodore G. Bilbo, “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”

    In 1946, Byrd wrote a letter to a Grand Wizard of the KKK, stating, "The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation."

    1. Robert Byrd, Hillary's pal, filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

      The only real question is:

      Who is the bigger asshole, Robert Byrd, or Hillary Clinton ?

  25. Good Lord Have Mercy, Deuce; you'd probably have to go back to the "sixties" to find a year that we weren't selling airplanes, and other arms to Saudi Arabia, and those other Gulf States.

    But, you know that. :)

    Anyway, that kerfuffle affected the polls for a couple of days, but everyone has pretty much figured out, by now, that AP jumped the shark with that goofy non-story.

  26. Will Hillary claim the title of The Whore Of Babylon?

    Stayed tuned....

  27. I have no idea how close to the truth this guy is, however . . . .

    Clinton's Field Operation vs Trump's: How Large Will the Impact Be?

    By LearningCurve
    Saturday Aug 27, 2016 · 10:23 AM CDT

    The title of a recent WaPo article asks a pertinent question: “How many votes will Trump give up by not running a professional campaign?” The whole article is well worth reading, but the article’s conclusion can be summarized in the two words that complete the title: “A lot.” Still, exactly how much is “a lot”? That’s the million dollar question. This diary will attempt to get a little closer to an answer to that question—though we’ll need to wait until election day to know the exact impact of the vast difference the the two campaigns field operations.

    I looked at the essay by political scientists Ryan Enos and Anthony Fowler on GOTV referenced in the WaPo piece. Their basic method was to look at segments of adjoining states with a shared TV market, but with one state a battleground and the other not. TV advertising would be the same, but one would see heavy GOTV and the other wouldn’t. The map at the top of this diary shows the areas studied. The areas studied are enclosed in black lines. The darker the area is colored, the greater the likely GOTV effort. One can clearly make out from the map that, for instance, hotly contested NH would likely get lots of GOTV effort, but adjacent VT, MA and ME (all safe D) would not. Similarly, northern NV would get intensive GOTV efforts, but overlapping media markets in CA & OR (safe D) and Utah (safe R) would not. And in fact the darkly shaded areas—the likely targets of GOTV— showed significantly increased turnout over the light gray areas.

    The gist of the study is neatly summarized by WaPo:

    They show that the effect of the 2012 presidential campaign on voter turnout was quite large, about 7-8 points overall.
    Now 7-8 points sounds like an awful lot. But what the study claims is not that one side beats the other by 7-8%, but that EACH side, if they have equal operations, turns out an extra 7-8 by a serious GOTV effort. If so, that would suggest that an awful lot of GOTV effort could be considered defensive—you’ve got to at least equal what the other side is doing, or you’re going to get buried.

    1. So the 1-2% margin we often see mentioned as a GOTV effect might be the difference between an outstanding GOTV effort vs. just a garden variety effort: one side is getting out only an extra 6% and the other is getting out an extra 7% or 8%.

      On the face of it, this makes a lot of sense—could all those phone calls and pavement pounding and personal visits really only amount to a measly 1%? It seems intuitively right that this 1% margin would actually the net effect of two operations at work, one just a tad better than the other. 7 to 8% could be considered the gross effect. All of this means kudos to the people working hard in field operations—you’re adding 7-8% to total turnout, and without it, we wouldn’t have a prayer. BTW, Enos & Fowler credit both Obama & Romney with having effective GOTV efforts, so if Obama had an edge, it might well have been in the 1 or 2% range.

      But if Enos & Fowler’s analysis of the gross impact of GOTV efforts is correct, then this might suggest that Trump’s neglect of GOTV will have a much larger impact than many people think. Of course, Hillary probably won’t outdo the polls by 7-8%, since the RNC and state party machines have their own GOTV efforts going.

      But we might reasonably expect a much bigger effect in the battleground states this year, based on Clinton’s vastly superior operation, than the traditional estimate of 1-2% for a better field operation. Of course, we won’t really know until election day.

      But however you slice it, we can regard the present election as a living, breathing experiment in the impact of GOTV. This makes . . .

      Daily Kos

    2. Btw, 538, and some of the other "expert" analysts posit that you can pick up about 3% with a good Ground Game (versus No ground game.)

  28. Heros of the Bathroom Wars

    Man Dressed as Woman Caught Taking Pictures of Woman in Target Dressing Room

    Bedford Police Dept: Man Arrested for Recording Juvenile Girls in Target Store
    CBS-DFW: Shopper Upset Man Allowed To Use Women’s Dressing Room Police: Peeper dressed like a woman arrested at Potomac Mills
    NY Daily News: Seattle man undresses in women's locker room to test new transgender bathroom rule
    Life Site News: Sexual predator jailed after claiming to be ‘transgender’ to assault women in shelter
    ...and many more.

    Target Cries 'Uncle,' Begs Shoppers to Come Back

  29. Hillary Clinton is trouncing Donald Trump among Florida Jewish voters by a 41-point margin in a two-way race, according to a new poll released on Friday.

    The Democratic presidential nominee is polling at 67% among the critical voting demographic, compared to her Republican rival, who has secured just 26% of the vote among likely Jewish voters. Trump’s support drops to 23% in a poll that accounts for third party candidates.

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    In a community that comprises of 5% of Florida’s total voting population, three out of four voters have “serious concerns” that Trump is fostering anti-Semitism and other forces threatening to Jews.

    Further crystallizing those figures, 71% of Jewish voters in the state hold an overall unfavorable view of Trump, while only 21% view him favorably.

    That compares to 33% who hold an unfavorable view of Clinton.

    These voters, according to polling firm GBA Strategies, are prioritizing the economy, the environment, immigration policy and the Supreme Court by large numbers over the issues of Israel or Iran.

    Jim Gerstein, founder of GBA Strategies, said in a phone call introducing the poll that Florida’s Jewish voters believe candidates need to pass a certain “threshold” of support for Israel – but then prioritize other issues in voting. The GBA poll found that only 8% consider Israel one of their top two priority issues, while just 2% put Iran in that category.

    The Jerusalem Post

    1. Hillary Clinton’s New York primary win and her campaign’s outreach effort to the Empire State’s Jewish community has only done well for her image as she readies for a general election face-off with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

      According to this month’s Siena Research poll, published on Tuesday, Clinton leads Trump 56 to 30 percent in a head-to-head matchup in the fall. Her lead over Trump is larger among Jewish voters in the state – 62 percent vs. 23 percent.
      In 2012, President Barack Obama beat Republican Mitt Romney among Jewish voters in New York by a 52-41 percentage point margin, according to the RJC’s exit poll.

      Trump’s image among Jewish voters is underwater by 58 percent. Only 19 percent view the father of Ivanka Trump and former Grand Marshal at the Israel Day Parade favorably. A whopping 77 percent have an unfavorable view of him.

      Jewish Journal

    2. In 2012, President Obama got 68% of the Jewish vote in the Sunshine State, while Republican nominee Mitt Romney got 31 percent, according to exit polls.
      A J Street exit poll also showed that 54 percent never considered voting for Romney, while only 27 percent always considered voting against Obama. Numbers from an internal poll conducted by Democratic pollster Mark Mellman in October put Obama’s support at 61 percent, to Romney’s 33 percent.
      Samo, samo, for Florida's "Jews" Reliable Democrat Sheeple for decades.

      On the other hand:

      The only group Trump is doing well is among Orthodox Jewish voters (6 percent of the Florida Jewish electorate).

      According to the poll, Trump leads Clinton 66-22 percent among Orthodox Jews. Among all non-Orthodox voters, Clinton leads Trump 77-22.


    4. What a shock, The Jewish vote is going for the Neocon.

  30. Upshot - Hillary Clinton Has 90% Chance To Win White House

    The Upshot’s elections model suggests that Hillary Clinton is favored to win the presidency, based on the latest state and national polls. A victory by Mr. Trump remains quite possible: Mrs. Clinton’s chance of losing is about the same as the probability that an N.F.L. kicker misses a field goal from the 20-yard line.

    From now until Election Day, we’ll update our estimates with each new poll, as well as collect the ratings of other news organizations. You can chart different paths to victory below. Here’s how our estimates have changed over time:

    Upshot Article with Pretty Chart

  31. Anti-Semitic Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon not a big fan of ‘whiny brat’ Jews, ex-wife says

    Donald Trump's campaign CEO Stephen Bannon was branded an anti-Semite by the same ex-wife who claimed he choked her, court documents reveal.

    Mary Louise Piccard said in a 2007 court declaration that Bannon didn't want their twin daughters attending the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles because many Jewish students were enrolled at the elite institution.

    "The biggest problem he had with Archer is the number of Jews that attend," Piccard said in her statement signed on June 27, 2007.

    "He said that he doesn't like the way they raise their kids to be 'whiny brats' and that he didn't want the girls going to school with Jews," Piccard wrote.

    Just the Best People - The Most Outstanding, Very Best, Amazing People

  32. Jeez, Rufus, and after all the nasty stuff you said about Israel in relation to Hamas in Gaza....

    1. Are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama anti-Semites?

      Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s recent attendance of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network raises some disturbing questions, especially given allegations about Clinton’s past record of making anti-Semitic statements.

      Jews Divided on Hillary Slur reports an allegation that, in 1974, she called Bill Clinton’s campaign manager Paul Fray, whom she apparently blamed for losing a Congressional race for her husband, a “f**king Jew bastard.” Meanwhile, stories about Obama’s attendance at a madrasa, and his connection with a Black separatist minister, take on added seriousness in light of his recent visit to Al Sharpton’s racist and anti-Semitic hate group.

      Under standards set, not by Republican critics with an axe to grind but by the National Jewish Democratic Council itself, Clinton, Obama, and also Bill Richardson, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, and John Edwards, have disqualified themselves as candidates and should drop out of the race....

    2. Hillary has accepted the endorsement of Black Lives Matter, elements of which advocate shooting Police Officers.

    3. Here's a little secret, Rufus.

      There's nothing that you can blame on Trump or his staff that you can't blame on Hillary and her staff three or four times over.

      You are playing a losing hand.

  33. Philly’s new mayor made it 8 whole months before the FBI began looking at him

    Aug 27, 2016 8:31 PM by Jazz Shaw

    Probably a Democrat....

  34. By the way, why isn't Hillary talking about the economy ?

    Is it because it sucks ?

  35. Interest Payments on the Debt Have Fallen to 0.8 Percent of GDP, So WaPo Wants to Cut Social Security and Medicare

    Both parts of the that headline are true, although the Post did not connect them in exactly this way. It's editorial instead highlighted the debt-to-GDP ratio, trying to hide from readers the fact that the real burden of the debt is near a post-World War II low.

    This is a classic case of the ends justifying the means. The end here is to cut the Social Security and Medicare benefits of middle income retirees. The Post sees this as the obvious policy option to pursue in a context where there has been a massive upward redistribution of income over the last four decades. And if they have to use a bit of deception to get there, well that's okay.

    The piece begins by telling us the horror story that the Congressional Budget Office projects that the deficit will rise this fiscal year from its 2015 level, the paragraph ending:

    "The bigger deficit will push the national debt to 77 percent of gross domestic product, the highest level since 1950, this year."

    Of course if we didn't have hysterical editorials from the Post and the professional deficit hawks we would never have any clue of the fact that we are seeing the highest debt-to-GDP level since 1950. A large debt can have negative effects in two ways.

    First, it can mean a high interest burden. This means that we would be diverting a substantial portion of GDP from other purposes to pay interest to the owners of government bonds. This issue is assessed not by looking at the size of the debt, but rather the size of the interest rate payments. Currently interest payments measured as a share of GDP are a bit less than 0.8 percent, after subtracting the interest payments that are refunded by the Federal Reserve Board to the Treasury. By comparison, the interest burden was over 3.0 percent of GDP in the early and mid-1990s. In other words, that one doesn't come close to passing the laugh test. (This information is available in the same CBO report cited by the Post.)

    The other way that the debt/deficit can pose a problem is by creating too much demand in the economy. This leads to higher interest rates and/or higher inflation. The effect of higher interest rates would be to crowd out investment and thereby slow the rate of productivity growth, making the economy poorer in the future than it otherwise would be. Higher inflation will eventually require the Fed to raise rates to prevent it from accelerating out of control.

    1. This story clearly does not describe the U.S. economy over the last eight years. In fact, the vast majority of economists would agree that the economy's main problem over this period has been a lack of demand. In addition to massive unemployment, weak demand has also resulted in a reduction in investment. This falloff in investment, coupled with the drop in the size of the employable labor force, has led CBO to drop its estimate of potential GDP for 2016 by almost $2 trillion (in 2016 dollars) from it pre-recession estimate of 2016 GDP.

      Even if we assume that CBO was hugely over-optimistic in its 2008 projection so that just half of this falloff was due to impact of the downturn, it would imply that the slow growth of the last eight years cost us $1 trillion in annual output or more than 5.0 percent of GDP. From the standpoint of people's living standards, this loss of output of 5.0 percent of GDP is the same as an increase in taxes of 5.0 percent of GDP, which would imply an increase in tax of more than 25 percent from current levels. The situation is made worse by the fact that the losses are being felt disproportionate in lost wage income by those at the middle and bottom of the wage distribution.

      It is unbelievably hypocritical of the Post and other deficit hawks to claim that they are concerned about the threat that deficits pose to our children's future when they completely ignore the extent to which the policies they have demanded (lower deficits) actually impose a far higher cost. It is quite clear that the agenda of the Post and their fellow deficit hawks is redistributing income upward. Their guiding philosophy is that a dollar that is in the pocket of a poor or middle-income person is a dollar that could be in the pockets of a rich person.

      Dean Baker

    2. Interest rates will remain low forever.

      Honest Injun.

    3. .

      I've read some of ol Dean's stuff in the past and I just don't get it. I read the WaPo article he's talking about it seems fairly reasonable to me. It does call for action by the boys in DC but they are certainly not asking for immediate drastic action.

      If this is his interpretation of the WaPo article he cited

      It is unbelievably hypocritical of the Post and other deficit hawks to claim that they are concerned about the threat that deficits pose to our children's future when they completely ignore the extent to which the policies they have demanded (lower deficits) actually impose a far higher cost. It is quite clear that the agenda of the Post and their fellow deficit hawks is redistributing income upward. Their guiding philosophy is that a dollar that is in the pocket of a poor or middle-income person is a dollar that could be in the pockets of a rich person.

      Da boy is batshit crazy. His accusations are nutz.


    4. Honest Injun ?!?!

      Pineapple is a Racist !

      Honest Native American.

  36. Trump wasn't a racist when he contributed to Democrats - 8/28/16

    When are Democrats going to return all that racist Trump money? More

    Fuckin' Democrats.

    Asshole Hillary.

    1. (I wasn't a fascist right wing Republican crazy when I voted for Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus)

    2. (Cecil was great on preserving the forests, streams)

    3. Cecil Andrus

      In the closing page of his memoir, Andrus quotes the poet Robert Frost: "We should not have to care so much, you and I."[31] "But we do care," Andrus continues, "and we should. We care about the future ... I remain hopeful that I will be able to pass on to my grandchildren all the pleasures of life in an unspoiled West. Perhaps hope should be replaced by a stronger word. It is a matter of obligation."[31]

      A 2011 book on Andrus and his career in public service described him as "Idaho's greatest governor."[2]

    4. Multiply, Buy, and Fuck the Earth.

      See India, Asia Pacific, New York City, LA...

  37. Morning Consult Poll: Trump gains ground on Clinton, now trails by three points, 43/40

    Samuel Freedman For Hillary Clinton and Democrats, a public shift towards “God-talk”

    Hot Air

    Polls dip a bit, Hillary starts blabbing about the Lord.

    1. She can't talk about the economy, because it sucks.

      Homes in some parts of Detroit can be bought right now for $500 bucks.....Fox News.

  38. .

    In a Byzantine game of musical chairs in northern Syria, this time it appears the Kurds and the YPG will be left without a chair as the great game plays out among the dozens of players with interests there.

    Reason number 33 as to why the US should not be involved there.

    The Russian-Turkey-Iranian Triad may effectively fight ISIS and al Nusra in the region and will do it with apparent US acquiescence but will offer an obstacle to Kurdish ambitions in the region.


    1. .

      Up to 75 Kurds said killed in Turkish bombardment in Syria

      Scores reported injured in attacks on areas used by US-backed forces, as Ankara steps up its cross-border offensive

      BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) — Turkish shelling and airstrikes killed at least 40 Syrians on Sunday, a monitor said, in the first significant civilian casualties in Turkey’s intensifying campaign in northern Syria.

      Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency said the army had killed 25 Kurdish “terrorists” in airstrikes as part of its unprecedented operation inside Syria.

      The bombardments came after Ankara suffered its first military fatality since it launched the two-pronged offensive against the Islamic State group and Syrian Kurdish militia inside Syria on Wednesday.

      At least 20 civilians were killed and 50 wounded in Turkish artillery fire and airstrikes on the village of Jeb el-Kussa early on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

      Another 20 were killed and 25 wounded, many seriously, in Turkish airstrikes near the town of Al-Amarneh, it said.

      The monitor also said at least four Kurdish fighters had been killed and 15 injured in Turkish bombardment of the two areas.

      A spokesman for the local Kurdish administration said 75 people had been killed in both villages...

      Reason number 34 the US is ill-equipped to be fighting in Syria.


  39. .

    The University of Chicago declares itself a snowflake- and safe spaces-free zone.

    The University of Chicago steps up with its Statement on Freedom of Expression

    Let's hope others follow suit.

    Whether inviting a communist speaker in the 1930s, celebrating free inquiry during the Vietnam War or just recently affirming that “education should not be intended to make people comfortable,” the school’s leadership has consistently placed free expression at the top of its values, said the report:

    Of course, the ideas of different members of the University community will often and quite naturally conflict. But it is not the proper role of the University to attempt to shield individuals from ideas and opinions they find unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive. Although the University greatly values civility, and although all members of the University community share in the responsibility for maintaining a climate of mutual respect, concerns about civility and mutual respect can never be used as a justification for closing off discussion of ideas, however offensive or disagreeable those ideas may be to some members of our community.

    That doesn’t mean there aren’t certain restraints on limited speech – defamation, “genuine threat or harassment,” or the Supreme Court-backed “time, place and manner” rules unrelated to content:

    But these are narrow exceptions to the general principle of freedom of expression, and it is vitally important that these exceptions never be used in a manner that is inconsistent with the University’s commitment to a completely free and open discussion of ideas.

    The committee also addresses the so-called heckler’s veto:

    Although members of the University community are free to criticize and contest the views expressed on campus, and to criticize and contest speakers who are invited to express their views on campus, they may not obstruct or otherwise interfere with the freedom of others to express views they reject or even loathe.

    This is their full statement...


  40. Over 1,200 ISIS members killed in Khalidiya

    ( Baghdad – Secretary General of Badr Organization, Hadi al-Ameri announced on Sunday that over 1200 ISIS militants, including women, were killed during the liberation operations of Khalidiya Island.

    Al-Ameri, in an official statement received by Iraqi News, said, “Over 1200 ISIS fighters, which also included women cadets, were killed in the Kahlidiya Island liberation operations. The operation was an answer to the Karrada killing.”

    “Al-Hashed al-Sha’bi forces arrested a number of ISIS members and during interrogation, these captive members have revealed a lot of information about the senior members of the militant outfit; which also includes the fugitives from Abu Ghraib prison,” Ameri added.

    “Some of the arrested foreign commanders were women and were dressed in military uniforms. They also fought against the security and Al-Hashed al-Sha’bi forces,” added Ameri.


  41. Strikes in Syria

    Bomber, attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted nine strikes in Syria:

    -- Near Abu Kamal, a strike destroyed two ISIL pump jacks.

    -- Near Al Shadaddi, a strike destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

    -- Near Ar Raqqah, a strike destroyed two ISIL pump jacks.

    -- Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike destroyed five ISIL tanker trucks.

    -- Near Manbij, two strikes engaged two separate ISIL tactical units, and destroyed a bed down location and a vehicle.

    -- Near Mar’a, three strikes engaged two separate ISIL tactical units, and destroyed two fighting positions and a vehicle.

    Strikes in Iraq

    Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted eight strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:

    -- Near Al Baghdadi, a strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit, and destroyed a fighting position and an ammunitions cache.

    -- Near Hit, a strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

    -- Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit, and destroyed a vehicle bomb factory, and a vehicle.

    -- Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged two separate ISIL tactical units, and destroyed an assembly area, a front-end loader, and denied access to terrain.

    -- Near Ramadi, a strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb factory.

    -- Near Sultan Abdallah, a strike destroyed an ISIL fighting position, a vehicle, six rocket systems, seven rocket rails, and suppressed a mortar position and denied access to terrain.

  42. Why are we still killing ISIS in Khalidiya ?

    When we've already killed 45,000 ISIS, more than twice the number that existed .

  43. Turkish Incursion Into Syria To Fight ISIS Is Of Course Targeting Kurds

  44. I just don't understand Hillary. She was asked if she had wiped her server clean.

    And, she answered:

    "What, with a towel or something?"

    When she knew damn well they'd used Bleach Bit.

    Either she's a shameless Liar, or has become mentally deficient.

  45. Hillary Has No Scheduled Events Until The Debate On September 26

    The graphics are a hoot.

    Go check it out at:

    She's 'resting up'.

  46. Hillary Clinton has 16 Events Scheduled between now, and Sept 26

    Hillary Clinton Schedule

  47. Obamacare enrollment to be less than half of what was expected - 8/28/16

    Premium increases and a lack of competition dooming the exchanges. More


  48. August 31, 2016 Cincinnati, Ohio American Legion National Convention Hillary Clinton

  49. Let's have a little morning consultation -

    Morning Consult: Trump closes gap to near margin of error

    posted at 9:31 am on August 28, 2016 by Jazz Shaw

    What explains this shift in Trump’s favor and the race beginning to look like a dead heat again? Hey… insert your own guess here. This campaign has been nuts in a way I haven’t seen in decades of observing these contests. The media beats on Trump relentlessly, but Hillary Clinton continues to draw headlines for all the wrong reasons, supporting the public perception that she’s dishonest and willing to sell influence for her own benefit. The only conclusion I’ll take from the Morning Consult survey at this point is the trend. One month ago Hillary Clinton came out of the convention in Philly with a nearly ten point lead. Since then it has decreased steadily every week in the same survey to the point where it’s basically a statistical tie. Cable news anchors and New York Times headline writers can keep telling you every day that the race is essentially over, but that’s a foolish, biased position. Not only has Hillary Clinton not sealed the deal, but she still may very well lose this thing.

    Hillary is doomed, I tell ya, dooooomed.....

  50. This election is not about Trump, it is about a WOMAN named Hillary and all the dumb bitches that will vote for her come Hell or High Water. they would if she were running against Mitt Romney, John McCain, or GWB.

    See rich fat bitch Barbra and Little Girl Jimmy Fallon.

  51. 53 Years Ago

    1. When “Black Wall Street” Burned to the Ground

      “It was a miracle of capitalism,” says Kennon, “that could trace its roots twenty years prior to a handful of men who cast their eyes into the future, convinced others to pool their resources, and risked everything to start businesses for which there was little historical precedent.”

      One African American woman, for example, Sarah Breedlove, better known as Madam C.J. Walker, created a line of cosmetic and hair products under her company Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company.

      Though she was met with, as you can imagine, no shortage of resistance, she became the very first self-made female millionaire in America. Not, mind you, the first black self-made female millionaire — but the first female millionaire. And this was when a million dollars of today’s money had the buying power of 23 million. Breedlove was just one example of the burgeoning self-made wealthy blacks.

      Many of them, around 1907, had discovered a new state called Oklahoma through promotional material — called “boosters” — that were spread across the U.S. touting Oklahoma as the place of free land, full citizenship rights, and escape from bigotry.

      Many were called. And many came. Successful black doctors, accountants, attorneys, and other professionals heeded this call and moved their lives to Tulsa, Oklahoma to help build something new.

      Specifically, they settled in a long stretch of land beginning at the corner of Archer Ave. and Greenwood St., a district separated from the white neighborhoods. They lined the streets with beautiful homes. They built shops and created a vibrant economic ecosystem. And they called the district Greenwood.

      “It was a miracle of capitalism,” says Kennon, “that could trace its roots twenty years prior to a handful of men who cast their eyes into the future, convinced others to pool their resources, and risked everything to start businesses for which there was little historical precedent.”

      Starting with relatively little, but taking full advantage of the state’s boom and their collective capital, Greenwood eventually became the most affluent all-black communities in America. In a little over a decade, from 1910 to 1920, the community had built banks, libraries, grocery stores, pawn shops, jewelry stores, 21 churches, 21 restaurants and two movie theaters.

      In all, the area was made up of about nearly 200 businesses taking up 36 blocks, with a population of around 10,000. And the community was a tight-knit bunch: “The dollar,” the San Francisco Bay View Newspaper said, “circulated 36 to 100 times, sometimes taking a year for the currency to leave the community.”

    2. 1921 Tulsa Race Riot

      On May 31 and June 1, 1921, hundreds of whites led a racially motivated attack on the black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing some 300 people, mostly blacks. The attack, carried out on the ground and by air, destroyed more than 35 blocks of the district, then the wealthiest black community in the nation. More than 800 people were admitted to hospitals and more than 6,000 black residents were arrested and detained, some for as many as eight days. [2] The official count of the dead by the Oklahoma Bureau of Vital Statistics was 39.


    4. Attack by air
      Numerous eyewitnesses described airplanes carrying white assailants, who fired rifles and dropped firebombs on buildings, homes, and fleeing families. The planes, six biplane two-seater trainers left over from World War I, were dispatched from the nearby Curtiss-Southwest Field outside Tulsa.[24] Law enforcement officials later stated that the planes were to provide reconnaissance and protect against a "Negro uprising".[24] Eyewitness accounts and testimony from the survivors maintained that on the morning of June 1, the planes dropped incendiary bombs and fired rifles at black residents on the ground.

      Eyewitness Account:
      What he saw was a city under siege: “’Lurid flames roared and belched and licked their forked tongues into the air. Smoke ascended the sky in thick, black volumes and amid it all, the planes—now a dozen or more in number—still hummed and darted here and there with the agility of natural birds of the air.’” Making his way outside, Franklin found the source of the strange sound that had peppered his building. “’The side-walks were literally covered with burning turpentine balls. I knew all too well where they came from, and I knew all too well why every burning building first caught from the top.’”

      Franklin conveys the day’s awful noise—the droning of planes, the spattering of turpentine balls as they rained down upon homes and hospitals, offices and shops, the roar of the conflagration that eventually consumed the district. But in some ways, the eeriest moment of the manuscript is the quiet whisper in the attorney’s own head:

      “’I paused and waited for an opportune time to escape. ‘Where oh where is our splendid fire department with its half dozen stations?’ I asked myself. ‘Is the city in conspiracy with the mob?’”

  52. “What I want is to die. My grandchildren are all independent,” he told local media this week.

    Mr Gotho has outlived all 10 of his siblings, four wives, and even his children. His nearest living relatives are grand children, great grand children, and great-great grandchildren.

    One of Mr Gotho’s grandsons said his grandfather has been preparing for his death ever since he was 122.

    He has even bought a burial site close to the graves of his children.

    “The gravestone there was made in 1992. That was 24 years ago,” Mr Gotho’s grandson said.

    1. Sherry and Butter for Breakfast:

      “She’s had a very happy and productive century,” her 85-year-old son, Derek, says. She has achieved a number of feats in recent years, including entering the Guinness World Records in 2015 for being the oldest person in the world to have a hip replacement. “Isn’t it amazing?” he gushes – and it is, not least because of Gladys’s penchant for an early morning tipple.

      Sherry aside, her diet has almost always been preservative-free: growing up on a smallholding near Rottingdean, Sussex, Gladys and her five siblings were used to hearty portions of meat, as well as a steady stream of dairy and eggs from their livestock, plus loaves of fresh bread baked by her mother. Plenty of clean countryside air and an active lifestyle – as the wife of pilot and ballroom dancing enthusiast Leslie Hooper, who died in 1977 – have all contributed to her grand age, which surpasses that of the average British woman by some 30 years.

    2. When you hit 122 it's best to buy the gravesite and get prepared....

      At 135 it's probably time to start hoping for it....

      At 145 and still going strong, what is one to do ?

    3. If the older you are the happier you become he's the happiest man alive....

  53. World's Longest Article about a Clinton Foundation Crony.

  54. That's what I say !

    Time has come to chop these insane countries up -

    Why Partitioning Libya Might Be the Only Way to Save It

    A member of the Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government during a battle with ISIS fighters in Sirte Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

    Federica Saini Fasanotti
    | Aug 27, 2016

    Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​the Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter.

    History repeats itself, it is often said. The strife facing modern-day Libya—strife largely born of and fueled by internal, sometimes tribal divisions—is only the latest iteration in a longstanding pattern. As the Italians discovered during their colonization of Libya, and as ISIS discovered when it conquered Sirte, and as the international community has recently discovered in a multitude of ways, Libya is a deeply divided country. Without a real approach to that reality—including, perhaps, creating a confederal model for Libya—Libyans themselves will continue to be their own worst enemies.


    Libya’s tribal divisions were long a reality for the Italians, who occupied the North African country from 1912, after winning it from Turkey, to 1943, when they lost it against the British.....

    Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran too hopefully one fine day....

    1. Nigeria, too.


      Main article: Religion in Nigeria

      Religion in Nigeria (Afrobarometer 2013) [158]

      Nigeria is a religiously diverse society, with Islam and Christianity being the most widely professed religions. Nigerians are nearly equally divided into Christians and Muslims, with a tiny minority of adherents of Animism and other religions. According to one recent estimate, over 40% of Nigeria's population adheres to Islam (mainly Sunni, other branches are also present). Christianity is practised by 58% of the population (among them 74% are Protestant, 25% Roman Catholic, 1% other Christian).[159] Adherents of Animism and other religions collectively represent 1.4% of the population.[160]

    2. Hillary 'BleachBitch' Clinton -

      Byron York: Hillary Clinton BleachBits her past

      By Byron York (@ByronYork) • 8/25/16 11:06 PM

      While Hillary Clinton was preparing to deliver a big speech portraying Donald Trump as a racist, a figure from Clinton's recent unhappy past — Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi — added a new word to the 25-year vocabulary of Clinton scandals: BleachBit.

      That is the name of a publicly-available utility used to delete material from a computer's hard disk. And it's not just for casual, quickie deletes of junk mail. It's for when a user really wants to destroy material on a computer so that no one will be able to recover it.

      According to Gowdy, BleachBit is what Clinton and her legal team used, or at least part of what her team used, to destroy the 30,000 or so emails on her secret system that she deemed "personal" from her years as secretary of state. On Thursday, after revelations that the FBI had perhaps worked its way around BleachBit to discover an additional 14,900 emails that Clinton did not hand over, Gowdy went on Fox News to discuss both that development and the FBI documents that underlay the Justice Department's decision not to prosecute Clinton for mishandling classified information.

      The public should be allowed to see those currently classified FBI documents, Gowdy said, adding that he has reviewed them all. If people were allowed to read the papers, Gowdy explained, they might well come away with questions about the wisdom of the FBI's decision.

      "I read every word of all of the witness interviews," Gowdy told Fox. "My takeaway was this: Remember James Comey said [Clinton] was not indicted because he didn't have sufficient evidence on the issue of intent. I didn't see any questions on the issue of intent."

      And then there were those deleted emails. First, it's long been known that Clinton and her lawyers — and no independent arbiter — decided what to hand over and what to destroy. Clinton famously explained that she destroyed only the emails that dealt with personal issues, like yoga or her daughter Chelsea's wedding. But in light of new revelations about the close relationship between Clinton's Secretary of State office and the Clinton Foundation, a question gaining urgency in recent days is whether Clinton destroyed foundation-related emails on the grounds that they were "personal."

      "That's the $100 million question," Gowdy told Fox's Martha MacCallum. "I hope somebody in your line of work will ask [Clinton]: Did you consider foundation emails to be personal or work related? I have yet to see a single foundation email produced by the State Department that was sent by her."

      Gowdy went on to reveal a few details about how Clinton destroyed the documents she did not want anyone to see. "If she considered them to be personal, then she and her lawyers had those emails deleted," Gowdy said. "They didn't just push the delete button. They had them deleted where even God can't read them."

  55. US Uses $400M F-22 Raptor Jets in Syria Despite Not Needing Them

  56. Trump Sandwich

    White Bread

    Full of Baloney

    Russian Dressing

    W/ small pickle

    :) :) :) :)

    1. Not bad.

      I'll have to look up some Hillary 'BLEACHBITch' Clinton jokes to compensate.

    2. Why does Hillary prefer dogs to Bill Clinton?
      A dog chases his own tail

      What was Hillary Clinton's last gift to Monica?
      Spot remover.

      Why does Hillary want to have sex with Bill Clinton first thing in the morning?
      She wants to be the first lady.

  57. London real estate has sharia law stipulations

  58. A witness quoted in the Jakarta Post made the attacker sound like a relative novice. "He was fidgety the whole time," said the churchgoer, identified only as Vero.


    As the sermon began, Vero said, the man took cables out of his backpack and connected them to something she suspected was the detonator. He only managed to injure himself, as the bomb more or less burst into flames.

    The crowd rushed out, panicked, but alive.

    1. Always beware a fidgety man with a backpack hooking up cables to something suspicious.

  59. What is Donald Trump telling Independents?

    Orange Is The New Black.

  60. The father of a British boy apparently taken to Syria with his mother has claimed his son is one of the five boys allegedly involved in an Islamic State (IS) propaganda video.


    In February, IS released a video purportedly showing a young British boy - thought to be four-year-old Isa Dare - blowing up a car and killing three prisoners inside.


    1. Matthew 18:6

      King James Bible

      But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

  61. Heh


    Some Democrat pimp is on Fox, and justified The Clinton Foundation by saying it 'provided climate change relief'.



    The Lady doing the interview then brought up the fact that only 10% of Clinton Foundation funds actually are spent on something resembling 'good works', the rest going to 'overhead'....


    1. All I got to say is thank The Lord for BleachBitch and President O'bozo.

      O'bozo stopped the RISE OF THE OCEANS and BleachBitch is providing the world CLIMATE CHANGE RELIEF.

      These two clowns....without them, where would be ?

    2. without them, where would we be ?

      Sorry, my gut was juggling....

    3. Neither of these two wizards seemed to give a big shit about the people of Louisiana, though.

  62. National Counterterrorism Agency chief Comr. Gen. Suhardi Alius told local media outlet Beritasatu that the suspect is a “puppet”, too young to have planned the attack on his own.


    The suspect reportedly wore a suicide vest and was carrying a knife, axe and a pipe bomb in his backpack.

    An eyewitness, Markus Harianto Manullan, said: “He sat in the same row as I did ... I saw him fiddling with something in his jacket, and then I heard a small explosion and he immediately ran to the podium.”