Category Archives: sexism

Trump, stung by midterms and nervous about Mueller, retreats from traditional presidential duties – Los Angeles Times – aka: Missing Inaction.

President Trump, brooding over midterm losses and the Mueller probe, has cancelled a number of events that presidents normally attend, including a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Behind the scenes, he has lashed out at aides, from low level press assistants to senior officials.

Source: Trump, stung by midterms and nervous about Mueller, retreats from traditional presidential duties – Los Angeles Times

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Welcome to Right of the Right. While the so-called “Alt-Right” is busy raising more questions, our goal is to help provide the answers you need. In today’s world of 24/7 fear-based media, most people are feeling overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated with all the “noise” masquerading as “news”. Our message is not the gloom and doom …

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U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It. – The New York Times

In March 2018, a 20-year-old white evangelical Christian named Mark Anthony Conditt laid a series of homemade I.E.D.s around Austin, Tex., in largely minority communities. The bombs killed two African-Americans and injured at least four others over the course of several weeks, terrorizing the city, yet the local authorities preferred to describe Conditt, who committed suicide, as a “very challenged young man.” Also last spring, another white man, 28-year-old Benjamin Morrow, blew himself up in his apartment in Beaver Dam, Wis., while apparently constructing a bomb. Federal investigators said Morrow’s apartment doubled as a “homemade explosives laboratory.” There was a trove of white-supremacist literature in Morrow’s home, according to the F.B.I. But local cops, citing Morrow’s clean-cut demeanor and standout record as a quality-control manager at a local food-processing plant, made sure to note that just because he had this material didn’t mean he was a white supremacist. “He could have been an individual that was doing research,” the local police chief said.

‘Are You Actually an M.D.?’: A Black Doctor Is Questioned as She Intervenes on a Delta Flight – The New York Times How racist are we? Read this.

Dr. Stanford said she was not challenged for the rest of the two-hour flight. As they were descending, she said, one attendant told her they would not need to check her license anymore because “it seems like you were able to handle everything.” She interpreted the encounter as biased because of the persistent questioning about whether she was a physician even after she had provided proof. “It never stopped,” she said. “I just couldn’t figure out why we were having this discussion.” Delta apologized to Dr. Stanford on Wednesday and said it was investigating, according to the email it sent her. On Thursday, Anthony Black, a Delta spokesman, noted that the airline had changed its policy about medical credentials in 2016 to say flight attendants are not required to verify credentials from someone who says she or he is a physician, physician assistant, nurse, paramedic or emergency technician.

Here’s How Much Bots Drive Conversation During News Events | WIRED

Late last week, about 60 percent of the conversation was driven by likely bots. Over the weekend, even as the conversation about the caravan was overshadowed by more recent tragedies, bots were still driving nearly 40 percent of the caravan conversation on Twitter. That’s according to an assessment by Robhat Labs, a startup founded by two UC Berkeley students that builds tools to detect bots online. The team’s first product, a Chrome extension called BotCheck.me, allows users to see which accounts in their Twitter timelines are most likely bots. Now it’s launching a new tool aimed at news organizations called FactCheck.me, which allows journalists to see how much bot activity there is across an entire topic or hashtag.

Source: Here’s How Much Bots Drive Conversation During News Events | WIRED

New York police investigate deaths of Saudi sisters found bound together | US news | The Guardian

The day before the bodies were discovered on 24 October, the sisters’ mother told detectives that she had received a call from an official at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington, ordering the family to leave the US because her daughters had applied for political asylum, New York police said on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia’s consulate general in New York said in a statement that it had “appointed an attorney to follow the case closely”. It said embassy officials in Washington had contacted the family and “extended its support and aid in this trying time”. It added that the sisters were students “accompanying their brother in Washington”. The case has immediately heightened tension over relations with Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi dissident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul earlier this month.

Source: New York police investigate deaths of Saudi sisters found bound together | US news | The Guardian

Hearing of woman rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham, who faces execution, postponed – IFEX

During the first session of her trial, the Public Prosecution presented a list of eight main charges against Al-Ghomgham, including allegedly: “joining a terrorist entity aimed at creating chaos and unrest within the Kingdom,” “participating in marches and gatherings in the province of Al-Qatif and encouraging young people to go to those marches and gatherings in addition to photographing, documenting and publishing these gatherings through social networks sites,” “participating in the funeral of victims of security clashes with protesters,” “preparing, sending and storing material that would harm the public order and punishable under Article 6 of the Cybercrime Act of 2008,” “creating an account on social networking sites and using it to encourage rallies to riot and incite young people against the state and security forces in addition to publishing pictures and video clips of these rallies and marches about a number of victims of security clashes,” and “creating a channel on YouTube for the publication of video clips of victims of security clashes.” The prosecution asked the court to sentence her to death by beheading and the SCC postponed the hearing to 28 October 2018.

Source: Hearing of woman rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham, who faces execution, postponed – IFEX

bellingcat – The Unintelligent Design of SureFire Intelligence – bellingcat – in short a fraud…

When searching for the various employees who list their employment as SureFire Intelligence, nearly all of them use stolen profile photographs. In particular, many of these photographs use the sepia-toned filter that was likely used to disrupt reverse image search algorithms. Their “Tel Aviv Station Chief” uses a photograph of Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli.

Source: bellingcat – The Unintelligent Design of SureFire Intelligence – bellingcat

Trump eyeing an executive order to end citizenship for unauthorized residents’ children born in U.S. – Los Angeles Times – feed hate and fear is all he knows – he’d kick his grandparents out and send his wife’s family back to where they came from!

Source: Trump eyeing an executive order to end citizenship for unauthorized residents’ children born in U.S. – Los Angeles Times