California fires: Zinke blames devastation on ‘radical environmentalists’ – Los Angeles Times Bigger POS than his boss

“It’s not time for finger-pointing,” Zinke said. “We know the problem. It’s been years of neglect, and in many cases it’s been these radical environmentalists that want nature to take its course. …You know what? This is on them.”

Source: California fires: Zinke blames devastation on ‘radical environmentalists’ – Los Angeles Times

Finland to President Trump: We don’t rake the forest floor, but we do other things you should emulate – Los Angeles Times

Finns object to Trump’s ridiculous attempt to recruit them into the web of cynical fabrication he constantly tries to spin for political gain.

Source: Finland to President Trump: We don’t rake the forest floor, but we do other things you should emulate – Los Angeles Times

FBI now classifies far-right Proud Boys as ‘extremist group’, documents say

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Group is now designated ‘with ties to white nationalism’ according to report produced by Washington law enforcement

The FBI now classifies the far-right Proud Boys as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism”, according to a document produced by Washington state law enforcement.

The FBI’s 2018 designation of the self-confessed “western chauvinist group” as extremist has not been previously made public.

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Senate Democrats file lawsuit against Matthew Whitaker’s appointment

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  • Donald Trump ‘acted unconstitutionally’ in replacing Sessions
  • Senate must be allowed to approve acting attorney general

Three leading Democratic US senators filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing Donald Trump of illegally appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, saying the president violated the US constitution and denied the Senate its right to approve the nomination.

The lawsuit was filed in US district court for the District of Columbia by senators Richard Blumenthal, Sheldon Whitehouse and Mazie Hirono. It is the most high-profile litigation so far to be brought challenging Whitaker’s appointment.

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موقعة رئيس الشرطة والبنشر بين البطولة والخذلان

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موقعة رئيس الشرطة والبنشر بين البطولة والخذلان

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جري ما جرى من تداول لصور رئيس شرطة الخليل بينما كان يغير عجل الجيب العسكري الإسرائيلي من تصليح للبنشر. لم يعد هناك حاجة لإضافة الكثير على الموضوع، ويكفي القول ان الغضب والاستياء الذي ظهر من قبل الرأي العام يؤكد على استياء الشارع الفلسطيني من حالة التنسيق الأمني كأثر مباشر لاتفاقية أوسلو، وبالتالي يبدو ان التنسيق الأمني هو ما تبقى من أوسلو مفعلا. وعليه، فان غضب الشارع وتعبيره ما بين استهزاء ومساءلة يأتي كذلك وسط حالة من الإحباط الشعبي على الحال المعاش. ولم يكن حظ رئيس الشرطة في هذا المشهد في أحسن احواله، وخصوصا وان الشعب كان يحتفل في قرارة نفسه بإنجاز غزة، ولم يكن الا من الطبيعي وضع الموقفين في مقارنة.

المشكلة، والمصيبة كالعادة، هو في محاولة التبريرات، وذلك في الافاضة فيها، او العقاب الاعمى، في الاستبداد فيه.

بين المطالبة بعقاب رئيس الشرطة وبين الإعلان عن تجريده لرتبته العسكرية العريقة ومنصبه العالي واحالته…

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Monday Open Thread | Stacey Abrams: ‘Democracy failed’ in Georgia governor race

Voting suppression predator #BrianKemp brazeningly STOLE the election while the country was watching by purging Black voters from the voter rolls and the media declared him the winner. Democracy my ass.

Georgia democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that there has been systematic, deliberate disenfranchisement for years in the state of Georgia and that reached its pinnacle in this year’s midterm election.