Yep, it’s cocaine.
Yep, it’s cocaine.
When the news media is positioned as the enemy, this sort of thing becomes unsurprising
Another terrifying remember of the potency of far-right extremism
The FBI has arrested a U.S. soldier who allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major American news network, planned to travel to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group Azov Battalion and allegedly distributed information online on how to build bombs. He also allegedly suggested targeting Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.
According to charging documents in the case, Jarrett William Smith, who transferred to Fort Riley, Kansas, in July, joined the U.S. military only after first expressing his desire to fight in Ukraine.
On Aug. 19, 2019, Smith allegedly spoke with an FBI informant in an online chat group and discussed a plan for an attack inside the U.S., his search for more “radicals” like himself, and the possibility of killing members of the group Antifa.
Mike Pompeo smiles
How about releasing the whistleblower’s report?
Just a casual reference to a rival’s execution
This will likely winnow the debate field dramatically
The corrupt and crooked Nobel committee
Are they actually going to do this, or is their supposed willingness to do so a ploy to make things seem relatively benign?
Sounds like an admission
Gridlock in the capital of gridlock
Climate change protesters shut down some intersections from Capitol Hill to downtown Washington Monday morning in the latest of a series of rallies around the world designed to force policymakers to respond to Earth’s rising temperatures.
Organizers of Shut Down DC urged “climate rebels” to flood the District’s streets Monday to bring “the whole city to a gridlocked standstill,” according to the group’s website. The website included a map of so-called “climate criminals” that includes “corporations, lobbyists, trade cartels, and government institutions that are most responsible for creating the climate crisis.”
By 8:30 a.m. Monday, health-care workers and other activists had gathered at Folger Park on Capitol Hill. Climate protesters had shut down several busy intersections in Washington, including New York Avenue west at Florida Avenue in Northeast, 4th Street and New York Avenue NW — causing traffic at the 3rd Street Tunnel to be diverted by police.
The Softbank and WeWork CEOs are having a falling out
For years, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has been WeWork CEO Adam Neumann’s biggest champion, praising his drive to expand and eccentric personality.
“Masa turns to me and asks, ‘In a fight, who wins — the smart guy or the crazy guy?’” Neumann said in an interview with Forbes in 2017. “I say, ‘Crazy guy,’ and he looks at me and says, ‘You are correct, but you and [co-founder] Miguel [McKelvey] are not crazy enough.’”
Son, who has invested billions of dollars in WeWork, is now leading the brigade to remove Neumann because he has been too crazy, according to people familiar with Son’s thinking.
There sure are some depressing answers in here
In a small, all-women focus group, some participants suggested President Trump would win on personality if the contest was between him and Warren — and that their doubts about her aren’t based on substance
What they’re saying:
“I like what she had to say, but I still think she’s — sorry — a bitch,” said Jill T., a 56-year-old Trump voter, who later indicated that she preferred the left-leaning policies to right-leaning policies.
Another woman said Warren may have to be a “bitch” in order “to win and to survive.”
“Everything she said was great, but to me it’s like, right, that’s not going to happen,” said Sandy D., a 62-year-old Clinton voter.
”I think she brought across good points, but it’s whether or not she’ll be able to follow through on what she’s saying,” said Alicia K., 44. She likes Warren “because she seems strong-willed.” But if Trump started talking about helping people pay for student debt and taxing corporations, she said be on the Trump train next year
The Trump administration is looking for new ways to spread its fight against reproductive rights
The US is understood to have written to UN member states urging them to join a “growing coalition” of countries rallying against abortion, in what seems to be the latest attempt by the Trump administration to rollback women’s rights.
A letter, seen by the Guardian, is believed to have been sent to governments deemed sympathetic to the administration’s view on reproductive health.
In the letter, apparently signed by the secretary of state Mike Pompeo and health and human services secretary Alex Azar, governments are encouraged to sign a joint statement opposing “harmful” UN policies that promote sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The statement will be presented to a high-level meeting on universal health coverage at the UN general assembly on Monday, says the letter, which suggests multilateral agreements have been misinterpreted to promote pro-choice policies.
Not a good start, Boris
Boris Johnson has repeatedly declined to comment on reported allegations he failed to declare close personal links to an American woman who received thousands of pounds in public business funding while he was mayor of London.
The prime minister, questioned by reporters on his plane en route to the UN general assembly (UNGA) in New York, refused to answer six questions about his links to Jennifer Arcuri, a US technology entrepreneur.
Asked if he wanted to deny any part of the story, or to comment on the nature of his relationship with Arcuri, Johnson also declined to be drawn.
According to the Sunday Times, a company run by Arcuri received access to money to assist her business, as well as places on trade trips, at times following the intervention of mayoral officials.
The paper also reported that Johnson was, at the time, a regular visitor to Arcuri’s east London apartment, and that she described him at the time as “one of my best friends”.