Could you provide 'facts' on Russian citizens killed by Russian police?
I'm not Russian, so doubtful I can. Could you provide facts? If not, why not?
You were easily able to find info on US police problems. Public records, free press, after all.
My point, as you're well aware, is that most likely NO ONE can find that info because one way the Russian police state differs from the US's is that sort of info is - most likely - suppressed, whereas in the US it's available.
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@askaz U.S. cops shoot people by hundreds, but the "police state" is Russia? Exellent logic. Congrats, or something.
Again 'the west is worse' defense.
I'm in agreement the US has serious problems with police shootings.
The point I was making is at least the US press can report on state problems, including police shootings.
Yes, if you claim something you should back your claim with facts
Could you provide 'facts' (beyond 'a couple of years ago I saw...) on Russian citizens killed by Russian police? Can you or your press access public records and freely report what was found without fear of reprisal?
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"She's a fine Christian woman
Says a lot about how this man understands his religion.
No doubt all who claim people should 'let the market decide' can see where Walmart's coming from. A southern hq-ed company, one of America's largest has let its politics be known, that racism is unacceptable. Progress, a dirty word to those stuck in the past.
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@askaze With pro-Western media in Russia more then eager to report any wrongdoing
And it could be with Russia being a police state, pro-western media would only be able to find out what Russian police allow them to know. Probably those getting close to finding dirt would be pushed away with cries of 'Can't prove it' and 'The west is worse'. Or perhaps dioxin-ated or Novichok-ed.
As many serious problems as the US has, at least there's a semblance of free press left to report on crimes committed by the state. At least most state agencies allow the press and the public access to public records.
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@serrano What about Putin, Xi
Both are brutal despots. Why are you including Trump with them? He's not at their level - yet.
And has been explained numerous times, Khashoggi was a US resident on a US visa, on an O visa, just like Trump's third wife. He was not a resident of Russia or China, instead the US.
Khashoggi was working for a US newspaper, a paper Trump despises because it questions Trump, and its owner is one hundred times richer than Trump. Plus the WaPo owner didn't inherit a business, he built Amazon himself.
Trump obviously feels closer ties to the murderer than the murdered. Maybe, like POWs captured in war, Trump hates the murdered.
And loves selling big war weapons to brutal murderers. After all, military arms sales help make his economy look better.
And it could be Jared etal have sold even more properties to the murdering prince and his family. If we could see Trump's current tax info, we might be able to see.
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@askaze A couple of years ago I saw some statistics:
Statistics are readily available in the US on citizens killed by US police. US media widely publicize police brutality.
How about Russia? How transparent are police reports and reporting? Using Yandex and looking for info on killed by Russia police, I get US info first. Maybe a Russian speaker could get better info.
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@asakzeThe nation where cops annually shot almost a thousand people,
That's a terrible statistic, a scathing indictment of another serious problem in the US.
Do you have statistics on how many people are shot or killed by Russian police?
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@bas4 but until then we need them.
What the US and any of its remaining allies need to do is more quickly develop alternatives to burning so much oil and gas.
Dinosaurs like Trump and his enablers in the GOP who want to burn larger amounts of fossil fuels (coal? seriously?) need to be replaced.
The US needs to stop subsidizing the oil industry, to stop spending trillions invading sovereign nations to take their resources.
The US needs to stop partnering with brutal regimes that butcher and poison (e.g. dioxin-ate and Novichok-ate) their opposition.
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His comments contradicted the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Trump was quickly accused by Democratic lawmakers of undermining his own intelligence agencies
Trump continues to undermine intelligence agencies, but they are NOT his own. The US is not a Russia or China type state run by and for the protection of a despot. Yet.
His son-in-law Jared Kushner has developed a close relationship with MbS,
A closer audit of Jared and Ivanka is needed to see where all they're getting their wealth and whether they're using their roles in daddy's White House to increase family fortunes.
Trump's tax info must also be released. Has he sold properties to Saudi princes, to Putin's oligarchs, to Xi's CCP members?
But Trump's armies of lawyers and accountants might be finding ways to protect him from paying his fair share of taxes. After all, the Trump GOP tax breaks were for his benefit and the benefit of the .01%
And it could be Trump's being protected by his private 'deep staters' in the Internal Revenue Service, the US tax agency.
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commemorate the anniversary of the Prophet Mohammad's birth,"
Many Wahhabis and Sunni extremists believe it's forbidden to celebrate the Prophet's birthday because from what I've been told it's an 'innovation', and the Prophet forbade innovations on Islam.
called Tuesday's attack "un-Islamic"
Given how many interpretations of Islam are possible and that there's no single 'pope' type figure to lead, it could be some thought it was 'Islamic'.
who have decreed that suicide attacks are forbidden by Islam.
An interpretation obviously not heeded by all.
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Burning BushToday 07:09 am JST
The only accusation against him is that he's Russian.
And given allegations of Russian criminality from Putin to street level, there might be some substance to the accusation. Waiting for 'Can't prove it' and 'The 'west' is worse'.
@burngbuh This is racism.
'Russian' is a race? Culturism, perhaps.
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RIP to innocent lives lost. Again.
I'll echo other posters wondering how the NRA will respond to a doctor being murdered by another gun nut. Or will the NRA nabobs slink off to their safe rooms filled with weapons only armies and police departments should have, or at least should have in a reasonable nation that cares about the safety of its citizenry.
Unlike the US where the gun industry, gun hobbyists and the terminally afraid, those so weak they need weapons to match the police and military, care jack nothing for the majority of their fellow citizens who do not own guns.
The NRA and the guns industry in general are smiling today thinking gun and ammo stores across the US will probably see a jump in sales, which typically happens after each gun slaughter.
The already frightened gun owners get even more frightened thinking other people may have guns more powerful than theirs and go out and buy more.
And the cycle downward accelerates. What a sick, sick culture.
Thank you Japan for having such strict gun laws.
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@fizbit Bin Laden had warned the US to get out of Saudi Arabia and specifically Mecca.
Curious how the US could have been in Mecca when non-Muslims aren't allowed to be there.
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Wallace FredToday 08:45 am JST
Well seeing as you live in some kind of idealistic bubble,
Life would be simpler if I did, instead I think things are greatly complex. It's only zealots, employees of the Internet Research Agency and others trying to manipulate the intellectually limited who want to oversimplify.
I read this about Counterpunch, the source you provided. I
During the 2016 presidential election, CounterPunch published the writings of Alice Donovan who purported to be a freelance writer but was in fact a pseudonymous employee of the Russian government. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CounterPunch#cite_note-:0-12
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some members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are agitating
Given there are who knows how many thousand Saudi 'royal' princes, with dozens (maybe hundreds?) of them probably wanting the power and wealth that MbS has, it makes sense some are agitating. It's not unknown for Gulf 'royalty' to reach tragic ends (e.g. car, plane and helicopter crashes) in power grabs, and even just plain old fashioned family squabbles. Same as it ever was with 'royal' families.
I'm sure each of the royals has his personal security service on full alert. The US and other 'global elite', including Trump, must be fretting over which royal to kiss up to.
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@fredwallic mujahhedeen that was primarily created by merica
Keeping it over-simple much? No doubt using a Keven Bacon-ish six degrees of separation line of reasoning that can be said, but so could Assad cozying up to your Russians. And so many others. The job of flamers is to do just that - flame. Including posting overly simplistic sound bites to appeal to a limited ability to reason audience.
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soothsayer. He stated that his book said of bin Laden, "you better take him out," which it did not say,
Trump a 'soothsayer'? Perhaps to devout Cult45ists, and of course employees of the Internet Research Agency, GRU and other Bratva organizations who'll use whatever he says, regardless how whack, to reinforce the cultists' beliefs in their political messiah.
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Sean Hannity winning the Presidency.
As the person setting policy for Trump, Hannity doesn't need the title and the headaches that come with it. Hannity's too busy being a slumlord and getting government welfare for doing so.
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Avenatti and Keith Ellison
They'd be easily beaten by a repeat of 2016's PutinMbS/trumppence team. Big oil and gas money rules.
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U.S. President Donald Trump, who sought to make the caravan a campaign issue in the midterm elections, used Twitter on Sunday to voice support for the mayor of Tijuana and try to discourage the migrants from seeking entry to the U.S.
It sounds like Trump's trying to ramp fear levels back up among his followers. After all 'keep fear alive' is fundamental to his holding power over the weak, as it has been for despots throughout history.
Trump's a master media manipulator. Prior to the midterms he twittered daily trying to further scare his already afraid followers, pushing images of the scare-avan coming anon to their towns.
Trump knew his followers would believe his GOP, the Party of big war, guns and ammo, could protect them from people not from their demographic, i.e. sinister others, them, another enemy group to fear.
I wonder how many more guns and how much ammo's been sold since Trump pushed fear level buttons down harder.
I also wonder how much he and his family have invested in US guns and big war industries. Seeing his tax info would help. 8645
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"I don't know. Who can really know? But I can say this, he's got many people... that say he had no knowledge."
A leader who does NOT trust his own intelligence agencies. A leader who thinks first and foremost about his own business dealings and increasing his wealth (assuming his wealth is actual) while in the White House.
If he'd show his most current tax info, the world might know how many properties he's sold various Saudi 'royals' - and other 'foreign' oligarchs. Trump's armies of lawyers and accountants must be working overtime covering his shady dealings.
"I have three or four or five positions that I'm thinking about," Trump said
The swamp he's been building will get even deeper. Given how few people of quality are likely to work in his admin, it's likely he'll be bringing in more of those matching his sliminess.
How many Fox 'news' talking mouths will be appointed? Family members?
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Scott's victory gave the Republicans 52 seats in the 100-member Senate.
@burnigbush The people of Florida have spoken.
The MAJORITY of Americans did NOT vote in support of Trump's party. The MAJORITY of Americans also did NOT vote for Trump in 2016.
Democrats led Republicans by more than 12 million votes in Senate races, and yet still suffered losses on the night and failed to win a majority of seats in the chamber.
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BlacklabelToday 09:24 am JST
So they are still pushing that narrative that Acosta didn’t touch her?
In the Trumpian binary us-them world I’m assuming the ‘they’ you’re referring to are those Trump’s included in one of his enemy (real and imagined) camps. Do you have an example of someone saying Acosta 'didn’t touch' the intern?
I’ve yet to read someone say Acosta ‘didn’t touch her’. It’s pretty clear from the video there was contact.
I have read some claim he ‘karate chopped’ (he he) her, others that he ‘assaulted’ her. But I have to think those who say that are just trying to inflame, further divide, trying to create wider us-them gaps.
The one positive I’ve seen from posters upset about the contact is many who had previously crowed about assaulting women seem to have been changed by this incident, and are now upset that a woman was assaulted. Baby steps, but progress nonetheless.
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@bas4 It doesn’t mean that they have to call on Acosta,
As a journalist, do you agree with those who say Trump purposely called on Acosta, that Trump planned to verbally spar with him as a way to once again create an enemy (the 'media' in general plus CNN, an outlet that doesn't worship him like Fox 'news', RT and other far right outlets do) for Trump's followers to get angry about, thereby creating another distraction from all the messes Trump, his White House and his family have been involved in?
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@buringbush keep his hands to himself.
@cla68 man handle a female i
You must be referring to the Potemkin-ish 'karate chop' some see in the doctored tape, i.e. in yet more fake news from the White House. Goebbels and Stalin would have approved of the tape. Make Orwell fiction again: 8645.
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I like to take everything personally because you do better that way," Trump added.
Refreshing to hear a bit of honesty from someone terminally veracity challenged. But maybe that's to be expected from an individual who's so hyper me-centric and has long been said to be narcissistically impaired.
Trump failed to mention that if there are problems, he'll, as he always does, blame someone else, use the otherguy defense.
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Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, I get it, but if he is found guilty of collusion, then what?
If he is found guilty, every American who values the bits left of their country's democratic systems will be further disgusted by the disgrace in the White House and all the sycophant Republicans who defended him. That would probably mean the GOP lose their hold in the Senate come next election. It would also probably mean Democrats control most states at all levels of governemnt.
No doubt some American GoTrumpers will remain loyal to their cult leader. The 'foreign' GoTrumpers won't care because they've served their purpose 'meddling' in elections and helping Trump get in office and stay longer than he should have.
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Winter's nearing, it's jack up the big talk time. Kim knows China and Russia still have his back. With Trump alienating so many nations, Kim knows much of the world will stop listening to the US.
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@bas4 so now we are back at Russia once again, so let’s try an obstruction charge.
I agree with you; it should be back at even more closely investigating the Russia connections. Trump, his family members and his business associates alleged connections to Russia need to be thoroughly examined. Many Americans, especially those who value the few bits left of our democracy, probably believe it's improper for politicians to have under-the-table dealings with foreign governments and criminal organizations.
@bas4 I noticed that you never spoke out on any of the other radical groups out there like Antifa
Nor did I speak of the many anti-Semitic, ultranationalist, white supremacist groups out there associate with US right wing-ism.
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"his gang of Democrat thugs."
Trump once again demonizing and dehumanizing people who disagree with him, a tactic used by dictators throughout history to create an 'enemy' class, to rile up followers. Instead of reasoned arguments he resorts to incendiary sound bites, ones easy for his followers to understand and repeat..
Trump's lost touch with US democracy, at least what remains of it. As have any American he drags down with him.
Some of Trump's followers are buying T shirts saying 'I'd rather be Russian than a Democrat'. When these Americans seem to have closer ties with an ultrarightist, dictatorial state intent on harming the US than they do with over half their fellow Americans, Trump, Bannon etal are succeeding in their stated objectives to undermine American democracy.
Make Orwell fiction again: 8645
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