November 27, 2016

Turkish strongman Erdogan threatens to flood Europe with refugees if EU membership talks are cancelled.

Trump reportedly owns stock in Energy Transfer Partners, the company building Dakota Access pipeline.

Fidel Castro, the rare tyrant who Donald Trump doesn’t admire?  Trump reportedly calls the Cuban leader a “…brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades.”   But Russia’s Vladimir Putin has “…been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader.”  On North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: “You gotta give him credit….this guy doesn’t play games.”  Of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad: “I think in terms of leadership, he’s getting an A and our president is not doing so well.” Of Libya’s Gaddafi: “We would be so much better off if Gaddafi were in charge right now.”  And Saddam Hussein: “We shouldn’t have destabilized Saddam Hussein, right. He was a bad guy, really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists.”

No gun recovered after fatal shooting of teen by Chicago police officer who claimed Kajuan Raye pointed a gun at him while fleeing. Raye was reportedly shot in the back.

Trump calls Jill Stein’s vote recount a “scam” that is being used “to fill her coffers with money”.    Stein promises money raised will be segregated and only spent on recount.

Global warming allegedly contributing to water shortages in Bolivia.

World leaders react to death of Castro: “For all his flaws, Castro’s support for Angola played a crucial role in bringing an end to apartheid in South Africa and he will be remembered both as an internationalist and a champion of social justice” -Jeremy Corbyn “Although responsible for indefensible human rights and free-speech abuses, Castro created a society of unparalleled access to free health, education and equal opportunity…” -Peter Hain

Motive for EPA prosecution of environmental activist Tennie White questioned.

Some fake news sites allegedly run by Trump allies.

Some Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupiers and supporters allege they have been added to terror watchlist.

Hospital horror story: man allegedly operated on without proper anesthesia, has to be tied to operating table, ends up in stand off with hospital staff.

Anonymous group claims that long list of alternative news sites are “peddlers” of Russian propaganda, without providing any evidence to support their claims besides shared content. This is reportedly taken seriously by Washington Post, which uses stories exaggerating Hillary Clinton’s health problems as an example.

Writer points out that U.S. government has been a major purveyor of fake news, cites Vietnam War and lead up to invasion of Iraq as an examples of mainstream media hyping “fake news” stories.

Norway’s supreme court says government cannot be compelled to issue a promise in advance not to extradite Edward Snowden to the U.S. if he shows up to accept free speech award.

November 27, 2016

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