via De Blasio “doesn’t recall” $100,000 donation in alleged pay-to-play scheme — Fellowship of the Minds


How convenient… From NY Post: Mayor de Blasio claimed Sunday that he can’t remember calling donor-turned-felon Jona Rechnitz to beg him for a $100,000 donation — contradicting sworn testimony the deep-pocketed pal gave in court last week. “I don’t recall if I talked to him directly about that,” de Blasio said during an unrelated press […]

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Study Shows American High Schoolers Are Lashing Out in the Increasingly Racist, Anti-Immigrant Atmosphere Trump Has Created @alternet


Trump’s fanning of the flames of division has reached our education system. Across America’s public high schools, the intolerance and bullying modeled by President Trump and the 2016 election has led to an outbreak of incivility, victimization and heightened stresses for a spectrum of minorities, according to a national report from the UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education and Access.

Source: Study Shows American High Schoolers Are Lashing Out in the Increasingly Racist, Anti-Immigrant Atmosphere Trump Has Created @alternet

Norway Police: “Radical Islam Has Taken Over Oslo”


Norway Police: “Radical Islam Has Taken Over Oslo” by EXTRAORDINARY MANSeptember 18, 20171 Comment on Norway Police: “Radical Islam Has Taken Over Oslo”NEWS 108SHARESShareTweet FacebookTwitterGoogle+TeilenPolice in Norway say that they have completely lost control over the city of Oslo due to the fact that radical Islamists have taken over the area. According to police, Grønland, a district in the city of Oslo, is experiencing “apocalyptic levels of violence and lawlessness.” Occupydeplorables.com reports: The Grønland district of Oslo looks like Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one. People sell drugs openly next to the Grønland subway station, violence is epidemic, and the police have largely given up. It’s not Norway or Europe anymore, except when there is welfare money to be collected. The police are powerless. Five years ago, Aftenposten, a pro-Islamic leaning publication that is the largest newspaper in the Oslo, stated that there are sharia patrols in this area, and gay couples are assaulted and chased away. “Immigrant Fatima Tetouani says that ‘Grønland is more Muslim than Morocco.’” The women are being raped at night in Oslo, and the men are robbed more than ever. Sturla Nøstvik (36) did not suspect any danger when the barrel of a pistol was smashed into his forehead. That was the beginning of fifty minutes of hell as a hostage of the robbers. In just the past ten years more than 4,000 people have been robbed in the town center and the area of the Grønland police station [an immigrant ghetto]. Most of them are young men. Sturla Nøstvik was robbery-victim 351 from Grønland just from this year, the same period in which around fifty assault-rapes have been reported in Oslo. The robbers play on fear and violence. A Female Olso Police Officer Takes A Walk Through A Rape Scene And Explains The Immigrant Horrors That Have Been Festering For A Decade. We are on a street in eastern Oslo. One of the top leaders of the police district tells about what happened here New Year’s Eve 2006, ten years ago, when a woman was subjected to aggravated sexual assault. The police officer Explains: What we know is that a young woman aged 20 walked from there to here, well dressed, getting captured on CCTV. She is going to the direction Bopell. It’s about 4:00 am. There comes a man we can see on CCTV. The man catches her running and tries to make contact with her. She refuses. The man throws the woman over here and begins to strangle her saying that she has to have sex with him or else she will die.

Source: Norway Police: “Radical Islam Has Taken Over Oslo”

Miley Cyrus Claims ‘Satan Is A Nice Guy; He’s Misunderstood’


JESUS CHRIST!

Satan is misunderstood guy who has been judged on his outward appearance rather than by “what he has to offer us as human beings” according to Miley Cyrus, who detailed her relationship with the devil in a Swedish radio interview. Going as far as to claim that Satan is a “really nice guy“, the singer described Satan’s relationship with her as “fatherly and nurturing” before stopping abruptly and asking the radio hosts, “You guys are liberal, right? Uber liberal, right?“ After the hosts laughed and one of them said “Err, yeah, I guess you can call us that,” Cyrus laughed too and then admitted that “sometimes he [Satan] can be a bit naughty too. He can be pervy. But that is natural. It’s only religious maniacs who see a problem with natural things.” “I have reached the point where my relationship with him is stronger than my relationship with my earthly father,” Cyrus said, making reference to her biological father, Billy Ray Cyrus. Asked how Billy Ray feels about “taking a back seat to the devil“, Miley Cyrus said, “He doesn’t feel anything, I don’t think so anyway. I haven’t asked. But it’s not like my relationship with anyone else takes away anything from my relationship with Dad. It’s just different.” Billy Ray Cyrus, pictured here with Tush Cyrus, does not mind that his daughter has a close personal relationship with Satan. Cyrus also claimed that she receives guidance from Satan “on a fairly regular basis.” Asked what kind of guidance, Cyrus said, “Everyday stuff. Normal stuff,” before explaining that Satan’s guidance is “better than Jesus’ guidance.“ “I’ve been there, done that. Jesus is ok. He’s boring, you know? He gave Satan a bad rap. Jesus is the goody two shoes with no life. I prayed to Satan last Friday. I was in a foreign city, I barely knew anyone. He spoke to me quietly, prompting me to dress like a boy. “I went out into the street dressed like a boy and I just walked and walked, following his whispers. I found myself in a dark alley by some kind of industrial area. Two big guys, rough guys you know, they suddenly appeared and I don’t know, I guess you’d call it rape. They took me forcefully. Yeah, it was painful. But to be totally honest, the whole experience was transcendental. “It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. When they were both finished, I started straight into their eyes and said “Hail Satan”. “I’m not sure they understood but they appeared calmed by my words.” Miley Cyrus’s Satanic confession is merely the latest%

Source: Miley Cyrus Claims ‘Satan Is A Nice Guy; He’s Misunderstood’

Sen. Flake’s Scathing, Anti-Trump Speech


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October 24, 2017 „Information Clearing House“ – Arizona Senator Jeff Flake unexpectedly announced his retirement from the Senate and that also he will not seek re-election in 2018 (which is less surprising in light of his abysmal, 18% approval rating), but not before delivering one of the most scathing anti-Trump speeches by a Republican yet, and vowing to spend the next 14 months making Trump’s life a living hell, and also pretty much guaranteeing that tax reform is now on the verge of collapse.

 

 

Source: Sen. Flake’s Scathing, Anti-Trump Speech

Humanity Is Being Split into Two Groups: The Privileged and the Billions Who Face Plunder, Trauma and Suffering @alternet


The West continues to throw gasoline on its fires. News comes like a hurricane. Iraqi forces take Kirkuk, while Syrian Democratic Forces seize Raqqa. Ai Weiwei releases a film about refugees, while refugees continues to trek across the Sahara Desert and across the lip that divides Myanmar from Bangladesh. Puerto Rico still has no power, while a cyclonic storm hits Ireland. U.S. troops die in Niger, a massive bomb kills hundreds in Mogadishu (Somalia), the Taliban attacks in Paktia and Ghazni (Afghanistan).

Source: Humanity Is Being Split into Two Groups: The Privileged and the Billions Who Face Plunder, Trauma and Suffering @alternet

NGO publishes names of 2,300 RT guests, labels them ‘useful idiots who undermine Western democracy’


A western NGO report accuses RT of disinformation and propaganda, and publishes a list of the channel’s guests.

„An NGO called the European Values Think-Tank has published a report on RT featuring an extensive list of US and European public figures who have been accused of “undermining western democracy” just by appearing in RT shows.
The report, claiming to be an “overview of RT’s editorial strategy and evidence of impact,”  comes with an Excel list of 2,327 people who have appeared on RT over the last four years. The names are carefully arranged in seven categories, including US politicians, UK politicians, European politicians and so on, and are arranged in alphabetical order. The list mentions the shows the guests appeared on, the total number of their appearances, and gives hyperlinks to all the relevant episodes.
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The report states that appearing on the network is counterproductive and makes the guest a “useful idiot” to a “hostile foreign power.” Expressing one’s opinion on RT is considered by the NGO as equivalent to “complicity with the Russian propaganda machine.”…..

Source: NGO publishes names of 2,300 RT guests, labels them ‘useful idiots who undermine Western democracy’

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Annamaria,
Few Americans know about our nation’s system of immigrant detention centers. Each year, the U.S. government locks up roughly 440,000 immigrants in over 200 immigrant prisons. These prisons have grown into a highly privatized, lucrative and abusive industry that profits off misery.

We’re doing everything we can to expose the abuses of the deportation industrial complex. In our new film we explore conditions inside these prisons, exposing substandard medical care, widespread physical and sexual abuse, virtual slave labor working conditions and more. These abuses happen behind closed doors with little to no oversight. Our film, created in partnership with advocates for detainee rights, is shining a light on a particularly dark corner of the American justice system.
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There’s no time limit on how long people can be held at immigration detention centers. It’s hard to believe, but immigrants can be locked up indefinitely without a criminal offense or bond hearing. In the film we highlight the case of a Kenyan immigrant, Sylvester, who spent 9 years and 4 months in one of these prisons. Another immigrant describes her time in detention as being „like a legal kidnapping.”
Immigrant prisons are overseen by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, a division of the Department of Homeland Security. Since ICE was created in 2003, there have been 177 confirmed deaths in these prisons. Detainees at these for-profit prisons are often coerced into working for virtually no money. The for-profit companies that run the facilities have all the wrong incentives and a captive workforce at their disposal. The food they provide detainees is frequently so inadequate that detainees feel they have no choice but to work for $1 a day to buy additional food from the commissary, often at inflated prices.

Watch Immigrant Prisons and hear these important stories from former detainees.
The two largest private detention center operators, CCA and Geo Group, got started in the 1980s. In fact, CCA’s very first contract was for locking up immigrants. In the past twenty years, the two companies have made over $12 billion in profits, largely from immigrant detention.
I hope you will join the movement and share Immigrant Prisons with your networks. You can also screen the film for free at schools, houses of worship and community meetings for local media and elected officials through our Brave New Educators program. Together we can bring detained immigrants out from the darkness and provide them with the respect and dignity that we owe to all people.
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Robert Greenwald, President
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