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Trump Talks Tough Against Iran, But His Political Options Are Limited

Trump Talks Tough Against Iran, But His Political Options Are Limited

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A crisis in relations between the US and Iran – which has the potential to produce a military confrontation in the Middle East – is building rapidly in the expectation that President Donald Trump will withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear deal in just over two weeks’ time.

 

Mr Trump is demanding that Iran effectively renegotiate the terms of the agreement which traded the suspension of US economic sanctions for a stop to Iran’s nuclear programme.

 

The White House sounds as if it has already decided to exit the agreement, which Mr Trump persistently denounced before and after his election as “the worst deal in the world”.

 

But he has put forward no alternative to what was successfully negotiated by President Barack Obama in 2015 other than a series of demands with which Iran is unlikely to comply, and appear designed to put the blame for the US action on Iran.

 

US officials admit that Iran has so far abided by the terms of the 2015 accord.

Source: Trump Talks Tough Against Iran, But His Political Options Are Limited

Jordan Peterson Clashes w/ Maher Panel About Political Divide

Jordan Peterson Clashes w/ Maher Panel About Political Divide

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Source: Jordan Peterson Clashes w/ Maher Panel About Political Divide

Voter Distrust Of Political News Is At An All-Time High With Good Reason

Voter Distrust Of Political News Is At An All-Time High With Good Reason

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey has found that 54% of likely United States voters now say they do not trust the political news they are getting.  That’s up from last June’s previous high of 46%.  This all comes on the heels of ex-MSNBC pundit exposing the network’s clear “pro-establishment bias.”

Rasmussen reported that according to the outcome of their survey, just 32% of voting Americans trust the political news they are getting, down slightly from surveys since 2016.  Another 15% are not sure. (To see the survey’s exact question wording, click here.)

The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 18-19, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. But as it turns out, the media is all scripted, and Ed Schultz, who was pushed out of MSNBC for refusing to tow the establishment’s line, came clean to RT, who he now works for.

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Tackling the Dogma of Political Correctness

Tackling the Dogma of Political Correctness

Over the past year, Jordan Peterson has shot into the public eye with his jihad against political correctness, using YouTube, the new medium for getting one’s beliefs broadcast without corporations, governments and media gatekeepers censuring and burying one’s new ideas. His ideas are radical, but more radically old than new. To him, cherished beliefs are mostly cherished because they’ve worked for millennia, some actually hardwired in us, and we abandon them at our peril.
He asserts what he argues is his male, rational energy, taking no prisoners as he fights to save the English language from attempts to substitute gender neutral terms with ‘they’s and ‘zhe’s and then forcing one and all (provincial premiers and profs included) to bow to the new golden calf. Language is important, as is marriage and respect for sex (not the amorphous ‘gender’). That is just part of his message, and he is now riding an angry, bucking herd of politically correct broncos. Peterson stares them down unapologetically.
Prairie boy makes good
Peterson grew up in a tiny village in northern Alberta, and gives a fascinating (more…)

BACKLASH: NRA’s Political Fund Donations SPIKE In Wake Of Parkland Shooting

BACKLASH: NRA’s Political Fund Donations SPIKE In Wake Of Parkland Shooting

It probably wasn’t the shooting at a Florida high school itself that caused donations to the NRA to triple since Valentine’s Day. But it was more likely than not the wave of anti-gun illogical and emotionally charged outbursts demanding those who are innocent of the shooting give up their rights that did it.

Supporters of the Second Amendment donated about $779,000 in February to the NRA’s political arm, the Political Victory Fund, according to recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) data. The figure marked a more than threefold increase compared to January when the PAC received nearly $250,000 in donations and was the fund’s second-best month over the last year.

Last weekend, thousands of people rallied in support of gun control during the “March for Our Lives” protest, with many placards openly attacking the NRA. The increasing onslaught against the organization, however, correlated with more donations going to the group’s PAC.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, two weeks before the fatal school shooting, the NRA’s PAC received (more…)

How Cambridge Analytica turned Facebook ‘likes’ into a lucrative political tool

How Cambridge Analytica turned Facebook ‘likes’ into a lucrative political tool

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The algorithm at the heart of the Facebook data breach sounds almost too dystopian to be real. It trawls through the most apparently trivial, throwaway postings –the “likes” users dole out as they browse the site – to gather sensitive personal information about sexual orientation, race, gender, even intelligence and childhood trauma.

 

A few dozen “likes” can give a strong prediction of which party a user will vote for, reveal their gender and whether their partner is likely to be a man or woman, provide powerful clues about whether their parents stayed together throughout their childhood and predict their vulnerability to substance abuse. And it can do all this without a need for delving into personal messages, posts, status updates, photos or all the other information Facebook holds.

Source: How Cambridge Analytica turned Facebook ‘likes’ into a lucrative political tool

Here’s Oprah praising Trump’s political wisdom way back in 1988

Here’s Oprah praising Trump’s political wisdom way back in 1988

Donald Trump Teases a President Bid During a 1988 Oprah Show | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN

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“No Precedent In US Political History”: “Extraordinary Number” Of Ex-CIA Operatives Are Running For Congress As Democrats…“The Deep State no longer wants to rely on unreliable puppets. They want to run politics directly now,”

“No Precedent In US Political History”: “Extraordinary Number” Of Ex-CIA Operatives Are Running For Congress As Democrats…“The Deep State no longer wants to rely on unreliable puppets. They want to run politics directly now,”

by Joshua Caplan
TheGatewayPundit.com

March 10, 2018

At no time in U.S. political history have more ex-CIA operatives sought the Democratic nomination for Congress, reports Patrick Martin of the World Socialist Web Site.

WSWS reports:

“An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history.

If the Democrats capture a majority in the House of Representatives on November 6, as widely predicted, candidates drawn from the military-intelligence apparatus will comprise as many as half of the new Democratic members of Congress. They will hold the balance of power in the lower chamber of Congress. […]

One quarter of all the (more…)

Ron Paul Institute Exposes The State Department’s War On Political Dissent

Ron Paul Institute Exposes The State Department’s War On Political Dissent

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com

Sat, 03/10/2018

The US State Department is spending millions of dollars spreading its own disinformation and propping up NGOs to destroy any individual or organization that does not toe the official US government line on the US global military empire.

Through its “Global Engagement Center,” the State Department establishes in fact – in the open – what it accuses the Russian government of doing without any evidence.

Social media companies are colluding with the US government to make organizations who oppose the US global military empire disappear.

The Rest…HERE

Source: Ron Paul Institute Exposes The State Department’s War On Political Dissent

‘Russiagate’ Is Revealing Alarming Truths About America’s Political-Media Elites

‘Russiagate’ Is Revealing Alarming Truths About America’s Political-Media Elites

by Stephen Cohen via The Strategic Culture Foundation,
ZeroHedge.com

Thu, 03/01/2018

Its allegations and practices suggest disdain for American institutions, principles, best interests, and indeed for the American people…

The nearly two-year-long series of allegations and investigations now known as “Russiagate” were instigated by top American political, media, and (probably) intelligence elites (mostly Democratic or pro-Democratic, but not only). What they have wrought suggests profoundly disturbing characteristics of people who play a very large role in governing this country.

Cohen specifies six such barely concealed truths, which he and Batchelor then discuss.

1. Russiagate promoters evidently have little regard for the current or future institution of the American presidency.

At the center of their many allegations is the claim that the current president, Donald Trump, achieved the office in 2016 because of a conspiracy (“collusion”) with the Kremlin; or as a result of some dark secret the Kremlin uses to control him; or due to “Russian interference” (more…)