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  1. Trump's former generals, from James Mattis to Joseph Votel, sound an unprecedented warning

    From the beginning of his tenure, the president has given critics plenty of reasons to be excoriated.
    But we have heard little dissent from warriors — until now.
    ..... , Mattis is merely the latest in a line of commanding officers who have recently rebuked the president’s decisions. This collective decision to go against such entrenched military traditions should give their warnings even more weight. When the generals are speaking out, something is really wrong. ....
    When warriors of the caliber of Mattis and McRaven or Votel and Allen publicly reprove the president, citizens may properly conclude that our national security decision-making is truly dysfunctional and that the nation is dangerously at risk. .....
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  2. Wed., 10-23........

    5:15 PM (ET)
    B/W - 68 m

    Synopsis: follows the story of Army trainees during and after basic training, ... The diversion is provided by some of the best and most popular musical acts of the day.

    DirEdward F. Cline CastThe Andrews Sisters , Dick Foran , Joe E. Lewis .

    " This is one of those quickies put out during the war years as short (in this case, just over an hour) diversions for homefront audiences and GIs in training camps and overseas. Since it came fairly early in the war (May 1942 premiere) and follows the story of Army trainees during and after basic training, this also served as an upbeat recruitment tool. ...



    😧 Edward Cline. The Andrews Sisters, Dick Foran, Joe E. Lewis, Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Jennifer Holt.

    Mini-musical from Universal Pictures is vehicle for 1940s favorite sister trio, accompanied by Harry James et al. in Army camp show.

  3. Feds charge California investor who donated $900K to Trump inaugural committee

    Imaad Zuberi pleaded guilty to making almost $1 million in illegal campaign contributions to various presidential election campaigns and other candidates for elected office.
    ".......Zuberi's name surfaced last February amid reports that Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was questioned about Zuberi in the process of providing information to federal prosecutors investigating the Trump Organization and the Trump Inaugural Committee.

    Zuberi issued a $100,000 check to Cohen as part of a consulting agreement in February 2017, Zuberi's spokesman told NBC News. That was two months after he made the almost $1 million donation to the Trump inaugural committee, federal records show.........


  4. “There Is Definite Hanky-Panky Going On”:

    The Fantastically Profitable Mystery of the Trump Chaos Trades

    The president’s talk can move markets—and it’s made some futures traders billions.

    Did they know what he was going to say before he said it?


    ....... Traders in the Chicago pits have been watching these kinds of wagers with an increasing mixture of shock and awe since the start of the Trump presidency. They are used to rapid fluctuations in the S&P 500 index; volatility is common, of course.

    But the precision and timing of these trades, and the vast amount of money being made as a result of them, make the traders wonder if all this is on the level. Are the people behind these trades incredibly lucky, or do they have access to information that other people don’t have .........



    BREAKING NEWS: Trump inaugural donor Imaad Zuberi has just been indicted in CA. .....

    My research suggests that the feds want Zuberi as a cooperating witness against Trump associates and the Trump transition.

    The indictment brought today involves donations spanning a five-year period (2011 to 2016), but the focus of any cooperation is likely to be Team Trump.


  6. Tina Dupuy


    Tulsi is dividing Democrats just like she’s supposed to.

    Pete Buttigieg criticizes Hillary Clinton's attack on Tulsi Gabbard: Her claims should be "backed by evidence"
    Replying to
    and these milquetoast candidates are falling for it, notice that Cory had the best response
    and that Kamala and Julian and Elizabeth have stayed out of it

    A manufacturing recession may already be under way in vulnerable swing states,
    challenging President Trump’s campaign promise to deliver blue collar jobs to his base.
    " ... In Pennsylvania, the manufacturing sector lost 8,100 jobs.
    In North Carolina, it was 7,700,
    and Wisconsin lost 6,500 jobs. .....
    -Thanks, MAGA  -_-
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  8. Trump Wanted Zelensky to Publicly Say He Was Investigating Biden

    A private pledge to investigate a political rival’s clan wasn’t enough. Donald Trump wanted Volodymyr Zelensky to “go to a microphone” and commit to investigating.


    "....if President Zelenskyy did not 'clear things up' in public, we would be at a ‘stalemate.’ I understood a ‘stalemate’ to mean that Ukraine would not receive the much-needed military assistance,” Taylor told Congress....

  9. Former GOP strategist says Trump's Syria retreat tells America's rivals "now is the time to make your move"


    Russian Media Cheers Trump’s Moves in Syria: ‘Putin Won the Lottery!’

    For Russia, Trump’s presidency is a gift that keeps on giving.

    ...."What Washington got out of this strange move is completely unclear. To the contrary, what Moscow gained from this is self-evident...Trump’s mistake in Syria is the unexpected ‘lottery win’ that further strengthened Moscow’s position in the Middle East and undermined America’s prestige as a rational political player and a reliable partner.” .......

    (Trump) is laboring so hard to strengthen the international image of Russia in general—and Putin in particular...In this situation, Americans—to their chagrin and our enjoyment—are the only losers in this situation.”

    “This is such a pleasure,” grinned Olga Skabeeva, the host of Russia’s state television program 60 Minutes...

    the Russian state media pondered out loud about the merits of Trump’s self-proclaimed “infinite wisdom” of pulling the U.S. forces out of northern and eastern Syria, concluding that

    the decision was an enormous blow to America’s standing, undermining its current and potential alliances.

    On the other hand, Turkey is delighted with the outcome...."


    “I look at Trump and think: ‘May God grant him good health—and another term.

    This is a great situation for Russia...We can practically sit back and reap the dividends from what others are doing...

    Meanwhile, Trump is yet to make a single good deal, which is why I wish him good health, may he flourish and get re-elected... ",.....


    host of the nightly television show The Evening with Vladimir Solovievsarcastically surmised:

    “So it looks like we’ll have to elect your president—again.”




  10. Do today's global protests have anything in common?

    In recent weeks, mass protests have broken out in countries from Lebanon to Spain to Chile. All are different - with distinct causes, methods and goals - but there are some common themes that connect them.

    While thousands of miles apart, protests have begun for similar reasons in several countries, and some have taken inspiration from each other on how to organise and advance their goals.

    Here's a look at the issues at stake - and what binds many of those taking to the streets.......



  11. Trump Has More Than 2,500 Conflicts of Interest and Counting, Live Tracker by Watchdog Finds

    .......Trump has 2,551 conflicts in the 1,004 days he has been in the White House as of Monday, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) reported in its tracker published on its website.

    "One thing it's saying is no conflict happens in a vacuum," CREW research director Robert Maguire told Newsweek. "It's part of a growing number, thousands of conflicts between the Trump administration and Trump businesses."

    Trump's conflicts were sorted into five broad categories by CREW. Here is the tally of conflicts by type:

    • 1,493: visits to Trump properties by government officials including the president
    • 533: miscellaneous interactions between government officials and the Trump Organization
    • 286: instances in which the president or administration officials used their platform to promote Trump properties
    • 176: events by political organizations or foreign governments held at Trump's properties
    • 63: trademark approvals to Trump businesses in foreign countries during while he is in office;utm_medium=Social&amp;utm_source=Twitter


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  12. Pelosi, Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Conclude Visit to Afghanistan

     “......Meeting with and hearing directly from our troops and diplomats on the ground is essential for Congress to conduct effective oversight of our mission in Afghanistan.  We will return to Washington strengthened with the facts and the first-hand knowledge we have gathered at this critical time for our nation’s Afghanistan policy and inspired by the courage of our servicemembers and diplomats on the front lines.” .....


  13. Just now, mr6666 said:
    Dozens of new websites "appear to be Michigan local news outlets," but are full of conservative political content,


    The issue is the trickery – making the sites seem like local papers, with similar names, etc,


    Watch your URL: Local news outlets have to ward off more politically-funded local competitors ahead of 2020


    A local journalist has uncovered a network of dozens of masquerading local news sites pushed by a conservative consultant — and it’s not the first time.


    As local news becomes less profitable as a commercial business (and re-spun as more of a public good) but still retains high levels of trust, some political players see its situation as an opportunity.

    Among them has been a series of conservative news sites with opaque funding that focus almost entirely on portraying governments as wasteful and corrupt. .......

    Politico and Snopes uncovered a network of sites in key 2020 states (The Ohio Star, The Minnesota Sun, The Tennessee Star) created by Republican consultants

    and mislabeling people paid to elect a GOP candidate as “investigative journalists” who were now covering them.

    In all of these cases, the issue is less about politicians promoting their points of view than hiding their affiliation with the content —


    Folks - this is how Russian disinformation works.


  14. Trump compares Chicago violence to Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2017, 10:52 PM

    "Afghanistan is not like what's happening in Chicago."

    President Donald Trump repeated a threat that he would "send in the feds" if law-enforcement officials in the nation's third-largest city fail to reduce the crime rate.

    During an interview with ABC News' David Muir on Wednesday night, Trump asserted that "carnage" in Chicago is getting out of hand.

    "People are being shot left and right, thousands of people over a short period of time," the president said. "This year, which has just started, is worse than last year which was a catastrophe." .....


    -Hoping Chicago welcomes him appropriately :D


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  15. President Trump using Chicago 10-28 fundraiser

    (hosted by Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts)

      to lure donors with chance for free trip, picture and to meet him:

    "Trump, who has regularly assailed Chicago gun violence as a fault of Democratic leadership, is urging grassroots supporters to contribute to him in exchange for a chance to win an “incredible trip” to his fundraiser in the city later this month.

    And while the exact location of the Oct. 28 high-dollar fundraiser is only being revealed to donors, Trump left little doubt that it would be held at Trump Tower in downtown Chicago, saying he was “hosting a lunch at a VERY NICE HOTEL.”

    “We’ll cover your flight. We’ll cover your hotel. We’ll cover your meal. And we can even take a photo together,” Trump said in an email to supporters on Thursday.


    The president made no mention of the city’s gun violence in the solicitation. Instead, Trump called the offer a chance to take an “incredible trip to meet me in Chicago.”

    The fundraising luncheon has three different levels of donations ranging from $2,800 for a lunch ticket, $35,000 per couple donated or raised to earn a photo with the president and $100,000 raised for an exclusive roundtable sit-down with Trump.

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