December 26, 2016

Fake news story about Israeli threat to destroy Pakistan leads country’s defense minister to issue real threat of nuclear retaliation against Israel .  https://www.yahoo.com/news/pakistan-threatens-nuclear-attack-israel-194124079.html

Republican Senators accused of “running out the clock” on Obama judicial appointments. “Republican tactics have been shameful and will forever leave a stain on the United States Senate.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-to-inherit-more-than-100-court-vacancies-plans-to-reshape-judiciary/2016/12/25/d190dd18-c928-11e6-85b5-76616a33048d_story.html

Trump reportedly tells morning news anchor, “Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.”  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/23/donald-trump-nuclear-weapons-arms-race   Are the Russians going to pay for it?

Walmart and Amazon apparently bow to police union pressure, pull “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter” shirts.    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/26/fraternal-order-police-demands-amazon-remove-black-lives-matter-merchandise.html

Edward Snowden and his lawyer blast House intelligence committee report. “It combines demonstrable falsehoods with deceptive inferences to paint an entirely fictional portrait of an American whistleblower.”  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/22/edward-snowden-russia-spy-agency-contact-us-house-report

California reportedly fines gas company $5.45 million for using unqualified pipeline inspectors.  http://patch.com/california/sanrafael/san-francisco-based-pg-e-fined-5-45-million-gas-inspections

1.5 million Florida residents are banned from voting for life, 25% of the state’s black population is not allowed to vote, due to felony convictions.   https://theintercept.com/2016/12/22/a-quarter-of-floridas-black-citizens-cant-vote-a-new-referendum-could-change-that/

A&E cancels KKK “documentary” series after public outcry.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/arts/television/ku-klux-klan-documentary-canceled-cash-ae-network.html

National security agencies reportedly manipulating the press. “We have built a national security state worth billions of dollars that is trampling our civil liberties and we are living with a fear of threats that are not there.”   http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/12/26/spooked-cia-manipulates-media-part-1/

If you are on the run after committing a heinous crime, try not to accidentally leave your ID behind at the crime scene, like all these terrorists have.   http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/12/21/berlin-truck-terror-suspect-curious-matter-id-papers-left-behind/

Nuclear weapons states are allegedly in violation of Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty by not disarming.   http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/12/22/classic-iran-not-biggest-nuclear-cheater-guess/

Republican Party chairman reportedly tweets, “Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King.” http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/twitter-makes-merry-over-rncs-bonkers-christmas-greeting-welcoming-their-new-king/   SMH… Please look up “republican” in the dictionary. Now hand write the “Declaration of Independence” 25 times. Scary.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein asks Justice Department to investigate election system.  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/24/jill-stein-urges-doj-probe-integrity-election-syst/

Alec Baldwin reportedly offers to perform “Highway to Hell” at the Trump inauguration.   http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/alec-baldwin-perfectly-trolls-trump-and-offers-to-sing-highway-to-hell-at-his-inauguration/

Blogger from Singapore who went to jail for upsetting people with his harsh YouTube videos is reportedly seeking asylum in U.S.   http://thehill.com/policy/international/311764-singapore-blogger-in-immigration-detention-in-us   and   http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/amos-yee-singapore-jails-teenager-youtube-blogger-insulting-christians-muslims-videos-quran-bible-a7345856.html   Sorry, dude, they are policing Facebook comments in the U.S. now, too, but you are probably ok as long you aren’t a jihadist and don’t criticize the police.

Cambodian social justice activist Kem Ley reportedly assassinated.  https://www.yahoo.com/news/cambodias-explanation-killing-activist-draws-doubt-044938360.html

Turkish government reportedly investigating the social media accounts of 10,000 of its citizens for possible connections to terrorism.   http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Turkish-authorities-investigating-10000-social-media-users-476400

Bernie Sanders says corporate media are a threat to democracy. “…there are a lot of people hurting in this country. And their pain doesn’t get on CBS or NBC.”   https://www.democracynow.org/2016/12/26/bernie_sanders_corporate_media_is_a

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December 26, 2016

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