Category: World

Trump-Giuliani Ukraine; “It’s just not credible to me,”

Schiff: “The efforts to secure the investigations would continue for several more days, but appear to have abruptly ended soon after three Committees of Congress announced an investigation into the Trump-Giuliani Ukraine scheme. Only then, would the aid be released.” Nunes kicks off the second part of today’s proceedings by calling it ”act two of […]

When Americans are left to die b/c they can’t afford things like insulin, who or what is that in service to?

When Americans are left to die b/c they can’t afford things like insulin, who or what is that in service to? I need every politician arguing against universal care to answer that. Why are people denied healthcare here & not in other developed nations? How is allowing people to die b/c they can’t afford overpriced […]

Ukrainians considered Giuliani “an important conduit” to Trump.

“I’ve never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language. There’s just so much about the call that was so remarkable,” Holmes said https://t.co/fdopkzi8ol “I think the Ukrainians gradually came to understand that they were being […]

a quick reminder as we all watch grim developments in Hong kong on when police can

A quick reminder as we all watch grim developments in Hong kong on when police can—and can’t—use live ammo. “Principle 9 of the UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement states…” “Law enforcement officials shall not use firearms against persons except in self-defence or defence of others against the […]

Wanning Sun and Haiqing Yu have accused reporters of stoking xenophobia…

Long thread on a fraught subject. Wanning Sun and Haiqing Yu have accused reporters of stoking xenophobia with “insinuative journalism” on Chinese Communist Party influence in Australia (article republished here) ; https://t.co/tnjvALR1JS It’s a thoughtful piece and deserves close attention. As journalists we have to make sure we don’t lapse into clumsy generalisations when reporting on […]

Significant #Khashoggi updates! (‘Khashoggi was beaten and drugged before he was killed’)

SIGNIFICANT #Khashoggi updates: • Turkish official tells CNN that Khashoggi was cut into pieces • Turks to AJ, Saudi autopsy doctor Salah Al Tabiqi did the cutting • Cutting lasted for 7 minutes, doctor told colleagues to listen music during the op • Recordings exist HUGE #Khashoggi update by Al Jazeera: • Khashoggi was beaten […]

A Prime Minister, A Gamble and A Referendum! (‘Brexit’)

Once upon a time… there was a Prime Minister who wanted to win an election so he took a gamble and promised people a Referendum! The Referendum meant that a BIG important decision would be given to everyone else! It would be ok because people would be told lots of easy facts and could make […]

The Caucasian Albanians, the pre-Turkish inhabitants of the land now known as Azerbaijan!

Let’s talk about Albanians. No, not THOSE Albanians, in the Balkans. The Caucasian Albanians, the pre-Turkish inhabitants of the land now known as Azerbaijan. Yeah, I know, there’s also an “Iberia” there, which should cause even more confusion (with Spain), but let’s focus on “Albania”. This ancient church in the village of Nij (or Nic), […]

Why is Riyadh treated in good faith by journalists or politicians in the free world?

Why is Riyadh (and even Moscow still) treated in good faith by journalists or politicians in the free world? “Full cooperation”?! How about Khashoggi’s “full person”? The poison of impunity has spread from the Kremlin. It’s like dominoes in reverse—thugs and dictators are standing up & feel free to murder their enemies wherever. If Putin […]

Let’s take a look at the Saudi threats, which fall into 4 categories!

Bluster coming out of Riyadh today in response to Trump’s warning of “severe punishment” in the #Khashoggi case is no surprise. Let’s take a look at the Saudi threats, which fall into 4 categories: oil, arms sales, geopolitical realignment, and CT cooperation. THREAD. https://t.co/jMeYy3ww3j 1. In short term, Saudi cut in oil production could indeed lead […]

Here’s a list of names & registration forms the 10-person lobbying…

THREAD/ Here’s a list of names & registration forms the 10-person lobbying team Saudi Arabia hired at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. This crew costs $125,000/month—it includes former top aids to Senators & Congressman of both parties, ambassadors, & even a former RNC head. Zach Pflster, former senior staffer for Representative Larry Kissell (D-NC), Representative Brad […]

The series of Turkish leaks are designed to mislead! #JamalKhashoggi

The series of Turkish leaks are designed to mislead. The changing narrative from the Turkish media should be a cause of great concern to all, as they continue changing the story every day since the disappearance of Jamal. No evidence, no proof, just leaks. By unnamed “officials”. One must deal with cation when it comes […]

Time to put this Jamal Cashdongle bullshit to rest once and for all!

Time to put this Jamal Cashdongle bullshit to rest once and for all. I’m sick of the complete and utter lack of logic and reasoning being displayed. To start with, the core issue: Turkey is the one spinning the narrative, and it is being pushed by Qatari and Iranian journoperatives. Why? Because the Saudi-US-Israeli alliance […]

Could Karen White be transferred back to a women’s prison?

Thread: Could Karen White be transferred back to a women’s prison? The short answer is yes. Here’s how. Karen White is currently being held in a male prison and is likely to be so for the time being. Many assume that White will be held in a male prison for the entire prison sentence. This […]

i know there’s this whole discourse about climate change…

i know there’s this whole discourse about climate change / global warming being 90% the fault of big corporations so it shouldn’t be about what we do as individuals with our lifestyles so let’s talk about that 🙂 [thread ] disclaimer: my mom is in the business of bioremediation so a lot of the things […]