does not pass the smell test

image…This statement from Chief Justice Roberts does not pass the smell test … He have demonstrated he is very conservative one party jurist…

Roberts assures audience Supreme Court will serve ‘one nation,’ not one party or interest

The chief justice, for the first time, confronts the aftermath of a bitter battle over Justice Kavanaugh.

By Robert Barnes  •  Read more »

This has the validity of a bad horror movie…????

This has the validity of a bad horror movie…????

Saudi Arabia on Saturday confirmed for the first time that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in the kingdom’s consulate in Turkey, claiming his death occurred following a "fist fight" gone bad.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered a committee of top government agencies to further investigate what happened to Khashoggi and to issue a full report on the subject within a month. The move buys the Saudis time as a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers continues to exert pressure on the Trump administration to sanction Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi’s death.

The kingdom’s official foreign affairs ministry Twitter account published a series of tweets that said Khashoggi’s death was preceded by a fist fight between him and others inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey, where he was last seen on Oct. 2. The ministry also said an investigation continues into 18 Saudi nationals who may be connected to the fight.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/19/khashoggi-death-saudi-arabia-journalist-investigation-918622

Anand Giridharadas: The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi highlights Silicon Valley’s Saudi hypocrisy

The financial ties between the Saudi government and the tech industry underscore the delusion of an enlightened tech sector, says Giridharadas.

By Hamza Shaban  •  Read more »

A cadre of conservative House lawmakers is fueling false reports depicting the missing Saudi journalist as allied with Middle Eastern terrorists.

By Robert Costa and Karoun Demirjian  •  Read more »

This is what Saudi Arabia’s influence network in Washington looks like

A diagram of companies and individuals that have filed as lobbyists or consultants for Saudi entities.

By Philip Bump and Justin Wm. Moyer  •  Read more »

Yea, we lie about the weapons we allow our military and private military contractors to use to KILL for us

Yea, we lie about the weapons we allow our military and private military contractors to use to KILL for us

Banned weapons used in all US war theaters

in all post-9/11 wars, US used banned chemical, biological, radiological, incendiary and cluster munitionsWhenever US forces aggressively attacks countries, dirty war is waged, including use of banned weapons. Prohibited terror-bombing is longstanding US policy, indiscriminately harming civilians.The Laws of War: Laws and Customs of War on Land (1907 Hague IV Convention) states:Article 25: “The attack or bombardment, by whatever means, of towns, villages, dwellings, or buildings which are …
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Yup … just follow the $$$$

Yup … just follow the $$$$

Leading Christian Evangelist Dismisses Khashoggi Disappearance: Not Worth Jeopardizing ‘$100 Billion Worth of Arms Sales’

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

What would Jesus do? Sell arms to despotic states, apparently! READ MORE»

Is there anything that TRUMP is accountable for…???

Is there anything that TRUMP is accountable for…???

TRUMP: NOT MY FAULT IF GOP LOSES The president said he will not accept blame if Republicans lose the House in the November midterms. [HuffPost]

What is America’s “free press” role in this cover-up…???

What is America’s “free press” role in this cover-up…???

New Low for Donald Trump? Now He’s Helping the Saudi Regime Cover Up Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Trump and Jared Kushner now want to help the Saudis find someone to blame. They think the world will just forget READ MORE»

Trump Openly Celebrates the Assault of a Journalist While Campaigning in Montana

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

It was a great shame on the GOP that they accepted Gianforte — now Trump is cheering for his crime. READ MORE»

Power Up: Trump praises attack on a reporter while some allies smear Khashoggi

It’s been a crazy week (again)

By Jacqueline Alemany  •  Read more »

I suggest before we point our finger & blame we contemplate the degree to which we individually subscribe to this belief…???

clip_image002…I suggest before we point our finger & blame we contemplate the degree to which we individually subscribe to this belief…???

Saudi-Loving Corporate Media Pundits Run for Cover in the Wake of Jamal Khashoggi Outrage

By Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

As Tom Friedman of the New York Times (and others) furiously backtrack on the Saudi prince, an ugly truth emerges READ MORE»