Category Archives: Fail!

Deaths of Migrant Children Reflect Inhuman Detention Conditions | La Prensa San Diego

The recent deaths of Guatemalan children in migrant detention centers in the United States and Mexico are “the most forceful expression that these places generate cruel and inhuman conditions, where life itself seems to be the least important”, said Rafael Alonso Hernández, coordinator of the migration studies doctoral program at Tijuana’s Colegio de la Frontera Norte institute.

Source: Deaths of Migrant Children Reflect Inhuman Detention Conditions | La Prensa San Diego

Donald Trump is Very Invested in Painting Nancy Pelosi as Frail and Failing – “Trump using obviously faked video!”

The Fox Business clip came shortly after another widely circulated—and doctored—video of Pelosi, which was slowed down by 25 percent and voice manipulated to make it appear that she was slurring her words to imply that she was drunk. (As Pelosi’s daughter Christine dryly noted on Twitter, her mom doesn’t even drink.) The video quickly spread through conservative, rightwing social media accounts on Thursday, racking up millions of views and tens of thousands of comments. In a tweet that has since been deleted, human piranha Rudy Giuliani posted the video and asked, “What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? Her speech pattern is bizarre.” (On Friday morning, Giuliani attempted to apologize for sharing the video in a tweet that is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors and is certainly… something.)

Source: Donald Trump is Very Invested in Painting Nancy Pelosi as Frail and Failing

A Somerville Texas man ends up on life support following arrest in Burleson County | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Barbaric savages. WTF happened to Chester “CJ” Jackson? We need answers. How did he end up on life support? He was arrested in front of his home for public intoxication. Two days later,…

Source: A Somerville Texas man ends up on life support following arrest in Burleson County | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Ben Carson is Either a Liar or an Idiot or Both

HUD’s move on Wednesday was widely criticized by advocates. “It completely guts the Equal Access Rule,” said Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, to the Washington Post. “The Trump administration is, once again, targeting the most vulnerable trans people by empowering shelters to turn people away and deny them equal access to services.” But it’s perfectly in line with the Trump administration’s attacks on the rights of trans people.

Source: Ben Carson is Either a Liar or an Idiot or Both

Vietnam’s Ongoing Fight Against Agent Orange – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese suffer from gene mutations resulting from the Americans’ use of Agent Orange during the war. Birth defects are still a regular occurrence. Now, 44 years later, the U.S. has suddenly pledged more aid.

Source: Vietnam’s Ongoing Fight Against Agent Orange – SPIEGEL ONLINE

News of two foreign journalists missing in Saudi Arabia | RSF

Muraisi’s wife reported in a tweet that she had finally received a phone call from him lasting several minutes. It was the first time he was able to contact any family member in the more than 11 months since his disappearance. She said he was able to confirm that he was still alive but not say where he was being held.

Source: News of two foreign journalists missing in Saudi Arabia | RSF

Austrian vice-chancellor resigns over secret video footage | World news | The Guardian

In the video, Strache, whose party’s first leader was a former SS officer, also ponders the part-privatisation of Austria’s public broadcaster, saying it should be more like the pro-government mouthpiece state media has become in neighbouring Hungary. He also appeared to suggest political donations might be made through a foundation with links to the FPO rather than the party itself, apparently in order to escape legal scrutiny.

Source: Austrian vice-chancellor resigns over secret video footage | World news | The Guardian

Release unjustly detained pastor and grandmother | Faithful America

ICE agents forced their way into Betty Rendón’s home with guns drawn, “violently” shook her husband, and were reportedly “jubilant” after the arrest.   Pastor Rendón, who fled to the U.S. from Colombia after armed guerrillas attacked the school where she taught, now serves a church in Wisconsin as a student pastor while studying for her doctorate. Her bishop says the Rendóns have “been a blessing to every community that they’ve ever been a part of.”   Local religious leaders just held an interfaith prayer vigil outside the detention center where Pastor Rendón is being held, and national Lutheran leaders have called on federal officials to release her from detention.

Source: Release unjustly detained pastor and grandmother | Faithful America

Rise of the far-right in Spain: The suspicious victory of far-right group Vox in a tiny town in Ávila | In English | EL PAÍS

Could a change in the law and the nuns who run a residence for women with learning disabilities have seen to it for the party to get most votes in Gotarrendura?

Source: Rise of the far-right in Spain: The suspicious victory of far-right group Vox in a tiny town in Ávila | In English | EL PAÍS

On The Road To War! – In Saner Thought

British Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika, however, has raised serious doubts about that. Maj. Gen. Ghika said that there has been “no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces,” despite the claims from US officials, mostly Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and John Bolton. Perhaps more damningly, Ghika says he does not believe there is any daylight between Britain’s assessment of “no increased threat” and the assessment from US intelligence. In other words, the US officials are lying about the intelligence, presumably to justify the growing US buildup and to keep hyping the possibility of a war with Iran. US Central Command, however, angrily shot back contradicting Ghika, insisting his statement runs counter to established US position on the matter.

Source: On The Road To War! – In Saner Thought