Category Archives: Just strange

Statement on Alliance Defending Freedom’s attack on SPLC and ABC News | Southern Poverty Law Center

“The Alliance Defending Freedom spreads demonizing lies about the LGBT community in this country and seeks to criminalize it abroad. If the ADF had its way, gay people would be back in the closet for fear of going to jail.  It was inappropriate for Attorney General Sessions to lend his credibility to the group by appearing before it, and it was ironic that he would suggest that the rights of ADF sympathizers are under attack when the ADF is doing everything in its power to deny the equal protection of the laws to the LGBT community.”

Source: Statement on Alliance Defending Freedom’s attack on SPLC and ABC News | Southern Poverty Law Center

DeVos Says She Will Revisit Obama-Era Sexual Assault Policies – The New York Times

Official female anti-feminist: Ms. Jackson said that “90 percent” of sexual assault accusations on campus “fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’ ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under a Title IX investigation because she just decided that our last sleeping together was not quite right.’”Ms. Jackson later apologized, called her remarks “flippant” and said they were based on feedback from accused students. That did not mollify victims of sexual assault and their supporters, who staged a protest outside the Education Department headquarters Thursday morning.“Unfortunately those remarks are now out there, and at the highest levels they need to undo that damage by countering those myths about rape,” said Fatima Goss Graves, president of the National Women’s Law Center, which helped organize the demonstration.

Inoreader – Breaking News: A Former Soviet counter-intelligence officer attended meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer

The Russian lawyer who met with the Trump team after a promise of compromising material on Hillary Clinton was accompanied by a Russian-American lobbyist — a former Soviet counterintelligence officer who is suspected by some U.S. officials of having ongoing ties to Russian intelligence, NBC News has learned.The lobbyist, who denies any current ties to Russian spy agencies, accompanied the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower attended by Donald Trump Jr.; Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law; and Paul Manafort, former chairman of the Trump campaign.The Russian-born American lobbyist served in the Soviet military and emigrated to the U.S., where he holds dual citizenship.

Source: Inoreader – Breaking News: A Former Soviet counter-intelligence officer attended meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer

Trump praises Xi Jinping hours after Liu Xiaobo dies in custody: Shanghaiist

At a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron held ahead of Bastille Day, Trump was prompted to call on an American journalist to ask a question. Instead, Trump pointed towards a Chinese reporter who threw him a softball about China, asking Trump what he personally thinks about Xi.Continuing to keep the flames of his bromance alive, Trump responded with gushing praise:”Well, he’s a friend of mine. I have great respect for him. We’ve gotten to know each other very well. A great leader. He’s a very talented man. I think he’s a very good man. He loves China, I can tell you. He loves China. He wants to do what’s right for China.”Commenters online couldn’t help noting that Trump’s words of praise came only hours after the death of Liu Xiaobo, China’s best-known political prisoner, was announced. Despite calls for him to be given the freedom to choose where he wanted to be treated for terminal liver cancer, Liu died in a Shenyang hospital on Thursday evening after spending much of the last decade in prison for calling for democratic reform in China.

Source: Trump praises Xi Jinping hours after Liu Xiaobo dies in custody: Shanghaiist

New York State Trooper Is Shot Dead – The New York Times – “RIP Nichole V. Walters and Trooper Joel Davis”

His wife, Nichole V. Walters, 27, was found dead at the scene, the police said.“ The entire New York family grieves today for Trooper Joel Davis,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a statement Monday morning.

“Neither the New York Times nor New York’s Governor grieves for Nichole V. Walters?”

Chris Uhlmann Australia’s Political Editor: Trump ‘has no desire and no capacity to lead the world’ | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Speaking on Sunday from the G20 conference in Hamburg, Uhlmann said Trump had shown “no desire and no capacity to lead the world” and was himself “the biggest threat to the values of the west”.“He was an uneasy, lonely, awkward figure at this gathering and you got the strong sense that some of the leaders are trying to find the best way to work around him,” Uhlmann said.“Where was the G20 statement condemning North Korea which would have put pressure on China and Russia? Other leaders expected it, they were prepared to back it, but it never came.”

Source: Chris Uhlmann Australia’s Political Editor: Trump ‘has no desire and no capacity to lead the world’ | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Maddow receives fake NSA Docs in attempt to discredit Russia reporting | 3CHICSPOLITICO

So while this president and his administration continue to claim that American journalists are on some anti-Trump crusade when it comes to Russia, it appears that someone – a person who wants the Trump-Russia story to go away – is intentionally distributing forged documents.The real fake news isn’t coming from Trump critics or trusted news organizations – it’s coming from an entity or person who wants to undermine journalists and protect the president.

Source: Maddow receives fake NSA Docs in attempt to discredit Russia reporting | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Sorry Veep, America already leads the world in space by a large margin | Ars Technica

no other nation can come close to the United States in space. Moreover, because of the long lead times baked into aerospace development, almost every “accomplishment” that demonstrates American leadership in space during the next 3.5 years will have started long before President Trump took office. That said, here’s a rundown of how America already leads in space.

Source: Sorry Veep, America already leads the world in space by a large margin | Ars Technica

State Department concocting “fake” intellectual property “Twitter feud” | Ars Technica

So how is this fake Twitter campaign supposed to be carried out?According to the e-mail, the fake campaign is expected to start next week. It entails officials using the @StateDept feed to initiate pro-IP discussions and then the participants seeding the feed with positive responses.

Source: State Department concocting “fake” intellectual property “Twitter feud” | Ars Technica