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  1. Noam Chomsky Calls Trump and Republican Allies "Criminally Insane" https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/noam-chomsky-calls-trump-and-republican-allies-criminally-insane/ Why did you recently call the Republican Party “the most dangerous organization in world history”? Take its leader, who recently applied to the government of Ireland for a permit to build a huge wall to protect his golf course, appealing to the threat of global warming, while at the same time he withdrew from international efforts to address the grim threat and is using every means at his disposal to accelerate it. Or take his colleagues, the participants in the 2016 Republican primaries. Without exception, they either denied that what is happening is happening – though any ignorance is self-induced – or said maybe it is but we shouldn’t do anything about it. The moral depths were reached by the respected “adult in the room,” Ohio governor John Kasich, who agreed that it is happening but added that “we are going to burn [coal] in Ohio and we are not going to apologize for it.” Or take a recent publication of Trump’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a detailed study recommending an end to regulations on emissions. It presented a rational argument: extrapolating current trends, by the end of the century we’ll be over the cliff and automotive emissions don’t contribute very much to the catastrophe – the assumption being that everyone is as criminally insane as we are and won’t try to avoid the crisis. In brief, let’s rob while the planet burns, putting poor Nero in the shadows. This surely qualifies as a contender for the most evil document in history.
  2. What Chomsky actually says: " As far as Trump collusion with the Russians, that was never going to amount to anything more than minor corruption, maybe building a Trump hotel in Red Square or something like that, but nothing of any significance. The Democrats invested everything in this issue. Well, turned out there was nothing much there. They gave Trump a huge gift. In fact, they may have handed him the next election. That’s just a—that’s a matter of being so unwilling to deal with fundamental issues, that they’re looking for something on the side that will somehow give political success. The real issues are different things. They’re things like climate change, like global warming, like the Nuclear Posture Review, deregulation. These are real issues. But the Democrats aren’t going after those. They’re looking for something else—the Democratic establishment. I’m not talking about the young cohort that’s coming in, which is quite different. Just all of that has to be shifted significantly, if there’s going to be a legitimate political opposition to the right-wing drift that’s taking place. And it can happen, can definitely happen, but it’s going to take work."
  3. That was true of Hillary and I'm afraid Biden would have the same fate. You're going to cram a Republican lite down our throats?
  4. Here are the media outlets most embarrassed by the Mueller report Mueller's findings largely vindicated serious journalists' work, but outlets from The Nation to Fox News go home limping. With last week’s release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s partially redacted report on the investigation into Russia’s election interference efforts and possible obstruction of justice, American media outlets that broke the news pertaining to the investigation have been largely vindicated. But the most telling media misses — the ones that the Mueller report’s finding have blown to pieces — were stories and theories put forward by writers and outlets that exhausted their credibility by downplaying the questions addressed in the report, or who spun their own conspiracy theories in defense of the president. There were some legitimate reporting efforts on Mueller’s investigations that missed the mark. BuzzFeed wrote incorrectly that President Donald Trump told his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress for him, and an ABC report claimed incorrectly that former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn said Trump had directly ordered him to contact Russian officials before the election. But those who attempted to downplay Russian interference efforts have even more egg on their face following the release of the redacted Mueller report. Some of those are individuals like Matt Taibbi, who just a few weeks ago claimed that the media’s coverage of the the Mueller investigations was somehow on par with media coverage of Iraq’s nonexistent weapons of mass destruction circa 2002-03. Debunked stories can be found anywhere from The Nation to Trump’s favorite propaganda outlet, Fox News. https://thinkprogress.org/the-mueller-report-embarrassed-media-outlets-who-chased-after-russia-conspiracy-theories-dcec8049bbf9/
  5. BE KIND is my religion. Welcome to the forum.
  6. Mama died and left me reckless Papa died and left me wild
  7. Yep racism and xenophobia sells to about 35% of the country good job Donald.
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