Category Archives: Fail!

DRC Ebola total hits 699 amid more resistance, insecurity | CIDRAP

The number of confirmed cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ebola outbreak has jumped by 19 since Friday, most of them in Katwa, where responders face more community resistance. Over the course of the outbreak, responders have been grappling with evolving challenges in different areas. In today’s update, the health ministry described a security incident at a health checkpoint in Komanda that injured two workers.

Source: DRC Ebola total hits 699 amid more resistance, insecurity | CIDRAP

France summons Italian envoy over ‘hostile’ Africa remarks | World news | The Guardian – Current Italian Fascists pretend that Italy did not colonize of Eritrea, acquire Libya and Somalia, and invade and conquer Ethiopia!

Italian deputy PM blames migrant crisis on France’s ‘colonisation’ of Africa

Source: France summons Italian envoy over ‘hostile’ Africa remarks | World news | The Guardian

President Trump Posts Altered Photos to Facebook and Instagram That Make Him Look Thinner 45’s Fake News (photos)

President Donald Trump’s social media accounts are filled with vile racism, idiotic xenophobia, and inaccurate statistics. And now we can add another category to the list: fake photos.

Source: President Trump Posts Altered Photos to Facebook and Instagram That Make Him Look Thinner

Opinion | A Country Humming With Violence – The New York Times

State television, from which a significant number of Poles get their news, consistently smears, in aggressive and defamatory language, the political opposition and anyone who thinks differently from the ruling party. The murdered mayor had been called a thief, a German, a homophile and a Mafioso. Furthermore, television propaganda has repudiated the justice system for the past three years, calling it harmful for citizens, in need of a complete changing of the guard; judges are accused of being a caste above the law. From his jail cell, this man would have seen precisely these messages, of bad guys and the necessity of radical solutions.

Bombing in Syria Targets U.S.-Led Military Patrol – The New York Times

As the Islamic State has lost territory, many of its fighters have gone underground or returned to their former lives rather than being killed or captured. An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 fighters remain at large in Iraq and Syria, raising concerns about a resurgence of the group.

Trump’s Manchurian Candidate Denial was Un(President)ed | La Prensa San Diego

By allowing Russia to gain standing on the world stage, Trump is diminishing the foreign policy work laid since the end of World War II when the U.S. saved

Source: Trump’s Manchurian Candidate Denial was Un(President)ed | La Prensa San Diego

If Trump isn’t working for them, he’s not really work for us either. By allowing Russia to gain standing on the world stage, Trump is diminishing the foreign policy work laid since the end of World War II when the U.S. saved Russia.

The Cold War was waged over Russia’s desire for an expanded political role among world superpowers through a build up of nuclear weapons and the coercion of witting partners. After three decades of decline, Putin has put them back at the main table with Trump as his wing man.

‘Example to the world’: Sri Lanka president plans to copy Duterte’s war on drugs | World news | The Guardian – Lost soul in search of an icon – embraces summary assassination as his theme

President Maithripala Sirisena

Source: ‘Example to the world’: Sri Lanka president plans to copy Duterte’s war on drugs | World news | The Guardian

Boris Johnson wrongly denies stirring Turkey fears in Brexit campaign | Politics | The Guardian – He is a liar!

A week before referendum day in June 2016, Johnson and Michael Gove wrote a joint letter to David Cameron claiming that the government supported the idea of Turkish membership of the EU. “The public will draw the reasonable conclusion that the only way to avoid having common borders with Turkey is to vote leave and take back control on 23 June,” the letter stated. And during the BBC’s EU referendum debate, two days before the poll, Johnson said: “It’s government policy to accelerate Turkish accession.” A couple of weeks earlier, interviewed on the Andrew Marr Show, he said: “Frankly, I don’t mind whether Turkey joins the EU, provided the UK leaves the EU.”

Source: Boris Johnson wrongly denies stirring Turkey fears in Brexit campaign | Politics | The Guardian

Trump intensifies feud with Pelosi by calling off her trip abroad | US news | The Guardian

A White House official said all other Codels were being canceled while the government remained closed. Pelosi’s office countered that Trump traveled to Iraq during the shutdown, as did a Codel led by Republican representative Lee Zeldin. Trump’s abrupt decision took Pelosi’s congressional delegation by surprise, as some lawmakers were reportedly already sitting on a US air force bus outside the Capitol trying to determine if they should proceed with their travel plans. Even some of the president’s allies expressed frustration at his retaliatory action. “One sophomoric response does not deserve another,” said South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham, a usually reliably vocal Trump ally in recent months. “Speaker Pelosi’s threat to cancel the State of the Union is very irresponsible and blatantly political. President Trump denying Speaker Pelosi military travel to visit our troops in Afghanistan, our allies in Egypt and Nato is also inappropriate.”

Source: Trump intensifies feud with Pelosi by calling off her trip abroad | US news | The Guardian