In a Showtime interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin by American film-maker Oliver Stone, which started airing on June 12th, Putin called “lies” many of the allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies, to the effect that he or his government attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. He also accused the U.S. government of having actually done not only that (influencing other countries’ democratic process), but far more actual meddling in Russian elections, and in the elections in other former Soviet-and-allied countries, and even done it in recent times, and even done it to countries that had never been friendly toward Russia.The way he asserted this accusation was veiled, however, so that he didn’t identify the specific governments he was referring to, other than to say: “In 2000, and in 2012, this always happened. But especially aggressively in 2012. I will not go into details.” (This article will supply some of those “details,” in what follows.) Putin described the current accusations against Russia, by the U.S. government, as a deceitful and fictitious tat, which ignores the very real and longstanding American tit, of CIA and other U.S., meddling in the electoral processes of foreign countries.
At a time of US responsibility for dismal East/West relations, Angela Merkel will meet one-on-one with Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday for the first time in two years.
According to the Kremlin press service, both leaders will discuss “key international problems, including the fight against terrorism, the situation in the Middle East, and the implementation of the Minsk agreements aimed at resolving the Ukrainian crisis,” along with the current state and prospects for improving dismal bilateral relations, notably on trade.
Things were further strained after Germany’s Bundestag was cyberattacked in late April 2015, falsely blamed on Moscow.
Hostility toward Russia remains intense in America and Europe, including a steady stream of anti-Russia disinformation.
Ahead of Merkel’s trip, NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence director Janis Sarts said Germany anchors the EU, falsely adding “Moscow equates a strong Europe with a weakening of Russia’s position and that is the reason for” the cyberattack.
Moscow had nothing to do with it. Nor is it interfering in upcoming French and later in the year German elections. Sarts lied claiming Russia wants Ukrainian territory annexed.
Having worked in a public school for ten years until being illegally fired, I will say this: Nobody wants the job so bad she would put herself through this for political motivations. Yeah right. There were questions about the leadership of every principal. These parents are such cowards. They must be grumpy and stiff with prune juice. They are old. We don’t have to listen to old people, ha ha ha
The other thing I learned with certainty is kids don’t think things are weird until their parents teach em too
At a meeting held to inform parents about the changes on Feb. 12, some of them brought up issues with Daniels’ record, citing grievances brought by teachers. Two even went so far as to question whether the transition was being made to protect Daniels’ position and whether a transgender principal would be in a “protected class” and could not be replaced.
Angelakis, who declined to discuss personnel issues that night, fiercely pushed back at such assertions. But parents also questioned her leadership in a time of upheaval and Daniels’ willingness to participate in interviews with The Boston Globe and other news outlets.
“Throughout the past few school years, many concerns have been raised regarding Ms. Daniels’ leadership, specifically regarding trust, collaboration, decision-making, and communication with staff and families,” the parents wrote. “We also believe that Ms. Daniels has failed to present a proper learning environment and has not put the safety of our children/students first. We believe that all students will succeed in a climate that fosters a passion for learning, one where they will not be interrupted by outside factors that have a negative impact on their learning environment.”The petition also faulted Daniels for creating a “toxic environment for both students and staff,” being unwilling to listen, and for delayed or incomplete communication. “We need a different, more solid leadership,” the parents wrote. “The morale is too low, and it is time for a change.”
States have always release propaganda to combat honest journalism. What the state conspires to do to you or to brothers and sisters in your neighborhood is atrocity. The state and whatever criminals win office will obfuscate their crimes with fabricated convenient lies propagating the fallacy of reducing agency for the individuals at the mercy of political opponents committing even greater atrocity. The governing bodies of the international expose the lie. Then baseless and unchallenged accusations hang around any conversation of resistance. The well-read observer examines the intentions and motivations of propaganda by authority.
Somewhere someone it’s going to be desperate and delusional enough to believe the self-serving analysis of propaganda that funny and harmless outlandish slander triggers the pavlovian response in some rando white male. He’s been on the regular choosing to be swayed by lies. He’ll argue counter-productively with the ribbon shreds of the irrelevant party line and then: snap!
Never mind. I can’t stand up for anyone’s freedom to consume poison. Alex Jones teaches and compels you to spread the poison lies of t
he state. White pride is subjugation of the world.
Lack of disclosure has allowed the explosion of “dark money” political advertising and fake news that dominated social media during the 2state sources016 election. In response, Democratic Representative Derek Kilmer of Was
hington introduced The Honest Ads Act of 2017. This long-overdue legislation seeks to bring our elections into the 21st century by requiring social media companies to publish information about who is paying for political ads.
While the Honest Ads Act is sorely needed, I worry it will never become law.
So I am not waiting for Congress, and I encourage others to join me. As a shareholder in Alphabet/Google, I recently worked with Arjuna Capital to file a shareholder resolution asking the company to report in a comprehensive, serious way on the threat posed by so-called fake news and election interference and how they intend to deal with it. A similar effort is underway by shareholders at Facebook and Twitter, where the “fake news” problem is perhaps even worse.
If shareholder advocacy seems like a roundabout and arcane way to provide more transparency in political advertising, consider that Google, Facebook and Twitter are now the key platforms for Americans to get their information. And while we can’t count on Congress to pass laws promoting transparency, there is another kind of law that Google and Facebook can’t ignore: the law of the marketplace. If Facebook and Google become dumpster fires of disinformation, their user base could disappear as quickly as it appeared. If you don’t believe that, look up the people behind Napster, MySpace and AOL and ask them what it was like to be on top of the world one day and a footnote to history five years later.
So, obviously, Congress should pass the Honest Ads Act to promote more transparent political discourse and a healthier democracy. But shareholders should also urge social media companies to comprehensively address the corrupting influence of “fake news” and the threat it poses to the continued viability of their business models – which are entirely dependent on advertising. Common sense tells us that if you can’t trust the search results on Google or your news feed on Facebook, you’ll simply stop using these platforms. And the advertisers will take their dollars elsewhere.
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According to Politico, the congressman disagrees with the report’s conclusion that America’s intelligence agencies were wrong in their analysis of Russia’s motivations:
Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina said that the evidence gathered by the committee clearly showed Russia’s disdain for Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton, and was “motivated in whole or in part by a desire to harm her candidacy or undermine her Presidency had she prevailed.”
A source close to Gowdy also said he thinks that Russia’s dislike of Clinton prompted them to undermine her candidacy and potential presidency, which amounted to helping Trump in the grand scheme of things.
“He believes the debate over whether desiring a negative outcome for Clinton necessarily meant Russia had a preference for candidate Trump is a distinction that doesn’t make a difference.
”Gowdy is not the only conservative committee member to disagree with the Monday report. Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) gave a TV interview where he lamented that the committee lost all of its credibility and had “gone completely off the rails.”
Democrats have also complained about the investigation’s premature conclusion, saying there were still witnesses to interview and documents to look over.
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The Human Family (collectively) is identified and known by ‘Nationalities’ and pedigree names – not by crayon colors. This deep sign of mental ignorance was promoted by Inquisitionists to denationalize the rightful Heirs and Inheritors of the Land (America / Al Moroc). However, the Europeans were calling themselves ‘Red Men’ prior to the political adaptation of the political status, ‘White Men’ in the 1854 –63. This caste adaptation was initiated by Horace Greeley, a newspaper tycoon from New York. He influenced the transformation of the ‘Whiggamore (Whigs) Party’ into the ‘Republican Party’, during the establishment of the Knights of Columbus and Ku Klux Klan Oath of 1854 to 1863, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Chicago, Illinois, United States of North America. It must be further understood that the term, “Free White People” is a social caste appellation in Jurisprudence, and has nothing to do with complexion of skin.
The word, ‘Slave’ is modern in origin, having no ancient history on the planet. It is derived from the word, Slovene and Slovak. This refers to the European members of the Serbo-Croatian group of Slavonic peoples. However, contemporary Sociologists have layered the natal identity word with social / political connotative meanings. The contemporary word, ‘slave’ has been placed retroactively in history, and assigned to those held to forced servitude. Yet, it must be noted that this word is not ancient!
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Of the men whose behavior is finally coming to light, it was no secret that many of them were abusers. Nothing is different now except that corporations have taken a bit more notice. Corporate media outlets have published women’s accounts; some corporations have fired rapists if what they have done is deemed egregious enough. Should we be grateful to corporations for firing serial sexual predators once enough accusations pile up that it becomes a problem for their brand?
These corporations are just plugging the oil leak that finally made the news. But who creates and maintains this pipeline? They do. Let’s not pat them on the back for solving a problem that they caused.
Most of these companies have known about these accusations for years without doing anything. Worse, they’ve allowed these men to rise up the ranks of power to the point that their serial abuse warrants national news attention. In other words, these corporations have facilitated these men’s behavior by giving them additional opportunities with which to harass, assault, and rape women. For every Harvey Weinstein whose actions are finally made public, there is another Harvey Weinstein who gets away with serial assault thanks to the assistance of the institution that gives him power.