Category Archives: Just strange

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

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

Interim MSU President John Engler Says Larry Nassar’s Victims Are Having A Blast In The “Spotlight”

The Detroit Metro Times highlighted Engler’s comment today, noting that when he was governor “Engler fought hard against a lawsuit brought by dozens of female inmates who had been raped by state corrections officers. Despite Engler’s efforts, it ended in what at the time was the largest payout in state history.” The chairwoman of the MSU Board of Trustees, Dianne Byrum, distanced the board from Engler’s statement in a statement to the Chronicle of Higher Education: “His remarks were ill advised and not helpful to the healing process, survivors, or the university.” In his interview with the Detroit News last week, Engler mentioned all the work that he has done so that the hypothetical next president of the university can take over the job and look ahead. Whether or not that’s even true—MSU has repeatedly bungled its handling of the Nassar investigation and ensuing fallout—it raises the question of why Engler, who was named interim president last February and has shown himself to be unfit as the university president time and again, has been allowed to remain at the helm for nearly a year.

Source: Interim MSU President John Engler Says Larry Nassar’s Victims Are Having A Blast In The “Spotlight”

Inoreader – Admitting he didn’t commit a crime, IDF puts teen in admin. detention for Facebook post

The army prosecutor readily admitted to the judge that the photos Makhtoob published on Facebook did not constitute a crime, but that secret evidence handed over to the judge — which neither Makhtoob nor his lawyer were allowed to see — justified keeping him behind bars. Zaher demanded that the court bring charges against Makhtoob rather than hold him indefinitely without trial. The judge, however, accepted the prosecution’s argument that the secret evidence was enough to keep him behind bars for the time being, and extended his remand by another three days. On January 7, a senior Israeli army officer ordered Makhtoob be held in administrative detention for six months. He has not been accused of committing a crime.

Source: Inoreader – Admitting he didn’t commit a crime, IDF puts teen in admin. detention for Facebook post

Doubt cast over details of attack on AfD lawmaker Magnitz | News | DW | 09.01.2019 “Creating fake news to get sympathy for the devil?”

CCTV may contradict Magnitz On Wednesday, however, prosecutors in Bremen questioned whether Magnitz was assaulted in exactly the manner he described. A spokesman told German news agency DPA that CCTV footage of the attack showed Magnitz being elbowed once, then falling over as his attackers ran away. Bremen police have said that the attack was “lightning quick,” and that they were investigating charges of grievous bodily harm, saying they had no photographic evidence that Magnitz was kicked while already down. Magnitz himself on Wednesday conceded that the attack may not have been politically motivated and may in fact have been an attempted robbery.

Source: Doubt cast over details of attack on AfD lawmaker Magnitz | News | DW | 09.01.2019

Trump administration downgrades EU’s status in US, without informing Brussels | US news | The Guardian

“This is a gratuitous and entirely unreasonable swipe at the EU by the Trump administration,” said Nicholas Burns, who was under secretary of state for political affairs in the George W Bush administration. “It coincides with Trump’s campaign to depict the EU as a competitor, and not a partner, of the US It continues the administration’s delegitimization of international organizations and the supranational organization that is the EU. “Americans should remember that the EU is our largest trade partner and largest investor in our economy,” Burns added. “Trump’s entire policy toward the EU continues to be misguided and ineffective.”

Source: Trump administration downgrades EU’s status in US, without informing Brussels | US news | The Guardian