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Damn, Moh! I've seen those but didn't save them.. thank you!

We know "Russian Online Troll Army is huge"! Always popping up with their distractions..

"NSA- but but but the West-Leave Russia Alone Wah Wah Wah

It's Okay for Putin.. 'cause you know.. he's not President Obama!

Putin’s grip on the internet


The precedent of persecuting bloggers to silence them was set in 2008, a year after a blogger Savva Terentyev criticised police in a comment on a LiveJournal post he was sentenced to one year suspended sentence, article 282 of Russian Criminal Code for, “fomenting of social hatred” towards policemen. Since then, article 282, which covers actions provoking animosity and hatred towards certain religious, social, gender or national groups has been used to silence bloggers through the courts.

The other charge commonly used against internet users is “extremism” . Throughout Putin’s reign this charge has been used to target people who criticise the Kremlin — together with defamation and drug legislation. Russia’s Department of Presidential Affairs won three defamation lawsuits against newspaper Novaya Gazeta in just one week last year. All the articles talked about this authority’s controversial withdrawals from Russian budget and extremely high salaries of its staff. The editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov told Index that Kremlin has been using defamation suits as a censorship instrument.


Starting from 1 November 2012 Russian authorities won’t need a court ruling, like they did in the Terentyev case. Authorities will appeal to ISPs, like in the Rumyantsev case, create website blacklists and will be able to actually shut down anything they won’t like. Previously, a court ruling could make a website or the URL of a certain web content inaccessible in a specific region, while it stayed available in another.

Andrey Soldatov, an expert on Russian security services, notes that soon “the Kremlin will have at its disposal the facilities for blocking access to internet resources across the whole of Russia”, including Skype and Facebook."


More recently..

snip// March 20, 2014

Putin ramps up Internet censorship, citing Google and Snowden to ensure public support

On March 13, a half-dozen highly trafficked opposition blogs and indie media outlets were suddenly blocked within Russia. The websites — including the highly respected Ekho Moskvy radio station and the blog of popular nationalist opposition politician, Alexei Navalny — received no notice of the impeding cutoff.

There was no court order, no trial, not even a public hearing. But there’s no doubt the move was official: Roskomnadzor, Russia’s mass media and telecommunications regulator, very publicly announced it in a directive to Russian ISPs, explaining that access to these websites must be blocked for extremism and for encouraging people to attend unsanctioned protests — in this case, against Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

This new formal power to unilaterally block access to any website comes via a brand new Internet censorship law that went into effect on February 1, 2014. It’s called the “Law of Lugovoi” — named after its author, State Duma Deputy Andrei Lugovoi, a scary ex-FSB officer-turned-Duma deputy who is better known as the prime suspect in the 2007 polonium assassination of Alexander Litvinenko in London.

Russia has refused to extradite Lugovoi to the UK to face trial and has instead allowed him to make a second career for himself as an ambitious legislator in Russia’s lower house of parliament. Lugovoi has put his personal stamp on plenty of bills, including ones that limit free speech and expand the power of the FSB. (He’s also know for periodically issuing veiled death threats against opposition politicians.)


Russia Today Anchor Admits Spreading 'Lies' For Putin
By Catherine Taibi @cathtaibi

Another Russia Today anchor has resigned from her post at the Kremlin-funded TV network. I resigned from RT today. I have huge respect for many in the team, but I'm for the truth. pic.twitter.com/m...
HuffPost Media @HuffPostMedia

46 Retweets 7 favorites

Corespondent Sara Firth's announcement came nearly two hours after she stated on Twitter that RT anchors "do work for Putin" and spread "lies," in a conversation with RT London correspondent Polly Boiko. Firth alleged that the network asks its anchors to "obscure the truth," and now she is saying she's had enough.

Polly Boiko @Polly_Boiko

@ukTanos what am i spreading?

Sara Firth @Sara__Firth
@Polly_Boiko @ukTanos Lies hun. We do work for Putin. We are asked on a daily basis if not to totally ignore then to obscure the truth

11:50 PM - 17 Jul 2014 550 Retweets 175 favorites


Thanks for the Vid on "Putin's trolls", Tarheel~

Thanks HipChick. a sweet tweet and Graphic denoting it..

Laurel Davila, CPA @laureldavilacpa
#POTUSpositive It's official! President Obama is the best economic President in modern times! #PDMFNB #UniteBlue

6:15 AM - 8 Sep 2014 75 Retweets 45 favorites


Thank you again, EarlG!

It was posted in this link @ Little Green Footballs yesterday on an OP I did

regarding Chucky Todd's MTP debut.. another Vid that can't be posted on DU.. have to go to link.. maybe one of these days?

"10 seconds after saying Syria, @ChuckTodd said to Pres Obama "You have not mentioned Syria..."


Brwaaaaa.. here's a comment I just read on Little Green Footballs..

14 Shazam
Sep 7, 2014 11:08:20am

MSNBC Producer, Jerry Fuckwit: “Okay, Chuck, Obama is going to avoid any mention of Syria, so make sure to hit him on that.”

Obama: “Syria, Syria, Syria, Syria.”

Chuck Todd: “AHAH, President! What about Syria!”

Fuckwit: “NOOOOOOOOO.”

Read more at http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/43816_Video-_President_Obamas_Full_Interview_With_Chuck_Todd#6ZY6ZCm2fWlyydwO.99

Fight! Chuckie gives Scarborough a run for his money in the repub talking points machine..

And, chuckie todd is a repub whine and cheeze tool.. Deborah Turness, president of nbc news must be very proud of her corporatemediawhore self.

If anyone wants to tell her what they think of her new mtp stooge.. here's the addy.. rufus dog started a thread..



Thanks Segami!

PBO's WTF Expression when 10 Seconds after he mentioned "Syria" Chuck Todd said "You have Not..

Arapaho415 @arapaho415
10 seconds after saying Syria, @ChuckTodd said to Pres Obama "You have not mentioned Syria..."
2:19 PM - 7 Sep 2014 25 Retweets 7 favorites

"PBO literally said “Syria” 10 SECONDS before upChuck made this claim. PBO says “Syria” for the fourth time at the 8:15 mark on this video. upChuck makes his claim at 8:25."


Charles Johnson @Green_Footballs
Chuck Todd's face when he said "You've not said the word 'Syria'" after Obama said it 4 times http://lgf.bz/1qtlRhQ
8:17 AM - 7 Sep 2014 157 Retweets 57 favorites

All Gotcha and shite! Rofl


Well, they’re not a JV team. But keep in mind that we anticipated some of these problems in the speech that I gave at West Point you know, several months ago, where I specifically said, our goal should not be to think that we can occupy every country where there’s a terrorist organization.

Our goal has to be to partner more effectively with governments that are committed to— pushing back against the kind of extremism that ISIL represents. And that’s going to require us to do things a little bit differently. We’re going to have to work smarter.

We’re going to have to train the military there more capably. We’ve got to do more effective diplomatic work to eliminate the the schism between Sunni and Shia that has been fueling so much of the violence in Syria, in Iraq. And so we put together a plan that is compatible with the kind of work that we’re doing now.

ISIL poses a broader threat because of its territorial ambitions in Iraq and Syria.


But right. And I—I want everybody to understand that we have not seen any immediate intelligence about threats to the homeland from ISIL. That’s not what this is about. What it’s about is an organization that, if allowed to control significant amounts of territory, to amass more resources, more arms to attract more foreign fighters, including from areas like Europe, who have Europeans who have visas and then can travel to the United States unimpeded, that over time, that can be a serious threat to the homeland.

In— in the more immediate term, it’s an imm— it’s a threat to friends, partners in the region and is causing all kinds of hardship. And we’ve seen the savagery not just in terms of how they dealt with the two Americans that had been taken hostage but the killing of thousands of innocents in— in Iraq thousands of innocents in Syria, the kidnapping of women the complete disruption of entire villages.


Not yet. But they— they can evolve. And I was very specific at that time. What I said was, not every regional terrorist organization is automatically a threat to us that would call for a major offensive. But what is absolutely clear in ISIL, which started as Al Qaeda in Iraq and arose out of the U.S. invasion there and was contained because of the enormous efforts of our troops there then shifted to Syria, has metastasized, has grown.


"You’ve not said the word, “Syria,” so far in our conversation. Obviously, if you’re going to defeat ISIS, you have used very much stronger language. It’s gone through the week during your trip to Wales. You got to go to Syria in some form or another."

"Notice that Obama’s last mention of Syria came two sentences before Todd made his fatuous statement.

If one of the traits of a good interviewer is listening to the answers given by the subject, Chuck Todd fails. Miserably."

Transcript and Vid at link..
Read more at http://littlegreenfootballs.com/#1Gkh3sso5x9kZpLe.99

It is a fascinating story in GreedOpulence&Pissing on their so-called "family values!

Indeed, how could someone who's gotten that far in life think they could get away with it.. and why would they even want to?

There was always the gop nom for President calling.. if they had the right story to tell. I think the republicon party is full of arrogant sociopaths.. or is that redundant?

Mahalo Don~

"GOD LOVES GAYS"~God’ of Facebook crowdfunds Westboro billboards..


Finally, some good news...and from ‘God’ too.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, at least, will be greeted for 12 months.

The brain behind Facebook’s popular ‘God’ humor page has crowdfunded over $US40,000 in a campaign to erect pro-gay billboards in the home town of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.
‘God’s’ followers pledged the funds in just ten days,
and ‘God’ now plans to buy more billboards with the message that ‘God loves gays’ in other parts of the United States if he can raise further funds.

Here is the original Campaign message:

‘A mean lie has been put into the world for thousands of years. The time has come to right this wrong,’ ‘God’ says of his campaign.
God loves gay, lesbian and transgendered people. God loves ALL people!
‘Therefore, the LORD shall put up a billboard in Topeka, Kansas that says "God Loves Gays." The time has come to fight back. With love!’

God announced yesterday that he had booked the first billboard and that it will be erected in Topeka, Kansas on 8 September.


Supporters will be rewarded with bumper stickers, limited edition t-shirts and posters saying ‘God loves gay’ signed by ‘God’ himself.

‘God’ is hoping to raise a campaign goal of $50,000 in 60 days to completely fund the project and all supporter rewards, and he has also bought the rights to the web address www.godlovesgaypeople.com to further the campaign.

To Help Support.. Go Here..



Of course they'll have on John McCain.. because well, It's SUNDAY.. maybe McCain can get

some of his friends to drop by..

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