October 27, 2016

Trump promises “New Deal” for black Americans. “I will be your greatest champion.”  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-aide-makes-apparent-threat-against-megyn-kelly-after-on-air-tiff/2016/10/26/59f260fe-9b71-11e6-9980-50913d68eacb_story.html

NATO members planning to send thousands of troops to countries bordering Russia.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nato-russia-idUSKCN12P31W

Juror who was a former BLM employee dismissed from Bundy wildlife refuge occupation jury due to alleged bias.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-oregon-militia-idUSKCN12Q2IU

“Immigrant workers” group blocks commuters crossing New York City area bridge in suspiciously timed rights protest, angering drivers and snarling traffic for hours. Who would want to stoke anger against immigrants just days before an election? http://newjersey.news12.com/news/protest-over-immigration-rights-stalls-george-washington-bridge-drivers-outraged-1.12508387

Man who was brought to the U.S. at 3 for adoption is reportedly being deported to Korea 37 years later since neither he nor his adoptive parents (who reportedly abandoned him) applied for citizenship. The man does not even speak Korean.  http://www.whio.com/news/world/adopted-and-brought-south-korean-man-deported/11Accyl72J6z7rBBoxtWOJ/

Donald Trump apparently breaks record for most statements of dubious veracity in a minute while discussing wind power.  http://fusion.net/story/362395/trump-is-getting-even-more-creative-with-the-reasons-he-hates-wind-power/

Former Illinois legislator, now conservative talk show host, allegedly tweets, “On November 8th, I’m voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket. You in?”  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/10/26/joe-walsh-musket-tweet/92799286/

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson endorses Clinton. “Clinton has the plan to move American forward” and her economic plan is “akin to a New Deal”.  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/deray-mckesson-endorses-clinton-230324

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has been advocating a “Green New Deal” at least since her 2012 presidential campaign, an example of how “third parties” can change the focus of politics.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Stein_presidential_campaign,_2012

Montana’s secretary of state reportedly compares theories about election rigging to “theories about Elvis or Roswell or the moon landing”.  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/26/montana-official-calls-election-rigging-a-conspira/

Some Clinton Foundation donors allegedly also made million of dollars of direct payments to Bill Clinton for “for-profit” activities, according to leaked email, Clinton family also allegedly received “personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like.”  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/hacked-memo-offers-an-angry-glimpse-inside-bill-clinton-inc-230364

Some children who were living in “The Jungle” immigrant squatter camp reportedly left homeless after French authorities clear the area.   http://abcnews.go.com/International/children-jungle-refugee-camp-risk-trafficking-organizations-warn/story?id=43069703

Global wildlife has decreased by 58% since 1970 according to estimate.   http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37775622

Protesters call Cleveland Indians mascot Chief Wahoo “red Sambo”.  http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/world-series-outrun-objections-cleveland-indians-red-skinned/story?id=43045970

Edward Snowden tells journalists offensive hacking more of a threat to the U.S. than to its enemies, current anti-privacy policies are short-sighted.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/26/snowden-journalists-are-threatened-class-era-mass-surveillance

Hacked Podesta emails show questionable contacts between Clinton campaign manager and Department of Justice official.  http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/25/clinton-campaign-chairman-had-multiple-dinners-with-top-doj-official-during-clinton-email-investigation/

Coalition of rights groups demands answers from government about monitoring of Yahoo users.   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/26/groups-yahoo-and-us-government-you-owe-us-answers-spy-ops

Bakersfield police officers reportedly took drugs from suspects and resold them, accepted bribes and provided tip-offs.  http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-bakersfield-police-20161021-snap-story.html

School districts and local Halloween festivals reportedly banning creepy clown costumes.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/26/clowns-banned-halloween-costume-2016-schools

Bush administration official who told the U.N. there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and links between Saddam and al Queda endorses Hillary Clinton.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/25/colin-powell-vote-for-hillary-clinton-endorsement   and   http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/colin-powell-u-n-speech-was-a-great-intelligence-failure/

EPA accused of downplaying criminal enforcement of environmental laws, shifting towards self-monitoring by companies.   https://theintercept.com/2016/10/26/fewer-polluters-criminally-prosecuted-as-epa-cowers-from-gop-attacks/

92 year-old Scottish woman claims she has had to collect water from a stream with a wheelbarrow for 4 years after Trump broke her waterline while building his golf course because he refuses to repair it. “I pity America if he’s president.”  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/26/meet-a-92-year-old-woman-whose-life-was-ruined-by-donald-trump.html

Jill Stein accused of holding shares in mutual funds that invest in fossil fuel, financial, pharmaceutical, tobacco and defense industries. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/26/jill-stein-s-ideology-says-one-thing-her-investment-portfolio-says-another.html

Rudy Giuliani quoted as saying, “To say that Donald Trump is a racist is outrageous, and to call anyone a racist is outrageous.” Because there are no real racists?   http://www.mediaite.com/online/giuliani-not-only-is-trump-not-a-racist-nobody-is-a-racist/

Trump golf course built on public land reportedly planning to charge Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach $20,000 for hosting charity event.  http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/charity-expected-free-event-at-trump-club-says-its/nsxfC/

Canadian flight attendant not the source of HIV in U.S. says study.   http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/gene-study-clears-patient-zero-as-cause-of-us-hiv-epidemic/

Contractors who used dogs on Dakota Access pipeline protesters were reportedly not properly licensed as security guards in North Dakota.  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/26/morton_county_finishes_investigation_into_dogs

Many in Yemen facing starvation due to Saudi coalition blockade, which includes U.S.  forces.   https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2058006/horror-photos-reveal-millions-starving-in-yemen-amid-fears-an-entire-generation-could-be-crippled-by-hunger/

October 27, 2016

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