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In secret Facebook groups, America's best warriors share racist jabs, lies about 2020, even QAnon...

Source: NBC News

In secret Facebook groups, America's best warriors share racist jabs, lies about 2020, even QAnon theories

NBC News reviewed posts from four private, secret Facebook groups that describe themselves as solely for current and former special operations forces.

April 16, 2021, 3:30 AM CDT
By Carol E. Lee

WASHINGTON — They're the most elite, lethally trained members of the U.S. military, widely considered the best of the best. And yet in secret Facebook groups exclusively for special operations forces that were accessed by NBC News, they share misinformation about a "stolen" 2020 election, disparaging and racist comments about America's political leadership and even QAnon conspiracy theories.

Among the hundreds of Facebook posts NBC News reviewed from forums for current and former Rangers, Green Berets and other elite warriors: a member of a special forces group lamenting that several aides to former Vice President Mike Pence were part of a "Concerted effort by the thieves and pedophiles walking the hallowed halls of the peoples government" to undermine former President Donald Trump.

"In a just world, they would have already been taken out behind the court house and shot," another member commented.

. . . "The story of radicalization in special operations is a story that needs to be told," said Jack Murphy, a former Army Ranger and Green Beret who has written extensively about the special operations forces community. "It has shocked and horrified me to see what's happened to these guys in the last five or six years."



Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/secret-facebook-groups-america-s-best-warriors-share-racist-jabs-n1263985



Our military services need to add a course to their Basic Training: critical thinking.

* note - an accurate headline would have it as 'some of America's best warriors'.
Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Apr 16, 2021, 10:33 AM (10 replies)

Cottontail






Piano: Gildo Mahones
Bass: Ike Isaacs
Drums: Jimmy Wormsworth

Composer, Lyricist: D. Ellington

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sun Apr 4, 2021, 01:33 PM (1 replies)

Get It Out Of The Way






Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Mar 26, 2021, 11:48 PM (3 replies)

Peter Thiel, Mercer Family Financing Hillbilly Elegy Author J.D. Vance's Potential Senate Run


Peter Thiel, Mercer Family Financing J.D. Vance’s Potential Senate Run

MONEY TALKS

Justin Rohrlich

Updated Mar. 16, 2021 1:37PM ET /
Published Mar. 15, 2021 9:40PM ET


Tech billionaire Peter Thiel and the family of hedge fund manager Robert Mercer have donated millions of dollars to Protect Ohio Values, a super PAC formed in February to support Hillbilly Elegy author and money manager J.D. Vance in a possible run for U.S. Senate, according to a spokesperson cited by Forbes. Bryan Lanza, an adviser to the PAC, told the outlet that Thiel, who was a vocal Trump fan until the former president's bungling of the government’s coronavirus response, made a $10 million donation to the group. The Mercers, who have links to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, donated a “significant” amount, said Lanza, who declined to offer a specific dollar figure. Vance, who has not yet officially announced that he is running, would be vying for the seat being vacated by retiring GOP Sen. Rob Portman.

Read it at Forbes:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2021/03/15/tech-billionaire-thiel-and-mercer-family-back-potential-jd-vance-senate-bid/?sh=4449b9df1a2d

https://www.thedailybeast.com/peter-thiel-mercer-family-financing-jd-vances-potential-senate-run


Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:36 PM (1 replies)

Elizabeth Warren, AOC Lay Down Green Transit Plan for Biden

Source: Bloomberg News

Elizabeth Warren, AOC Lay Down Green Transit Plan for Biden


Jarrell Dillard and Leslie Kaufman | Bloomberg News
March 18, 2021

Progressives in the House and Senate plan to set down a marker March 18 for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plans, introducing a $500 billion proposal to shift U.S. transportation away from fossil fuels.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), two proponents of the Green New Deal, are behind the bill, joined by Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.). Their plan aims to accelerate the process of making the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050 — a goal Biden campaigned on — by putting the money in the hands of state, local and tribal governments or transit authorities to make sweeping investments in public transit systems.

“The climate crisis is an existential threat to our planet,” Warren said. “But it’s also a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, create a million good new jobs, and unleash the best of American innovation.”

The bill stands little chance of making it through Congress on its own, but the group plans to push the Biden administration to include the measure in its yet-to-be-unveiled next package tackling infrastructure, climate goals and economic growth. Even that faces multiple obstacles to getting through Congress, however. While Republicans have shown interest in upgrading transportation systems, they’re already raising concerns about adding to the nation’s debt.

Read more: https://www.ttnews.com/articles/elizabeth-warren-aoc-lay-down-green-transit-plan-biden
Posted by Tactical Peek | Thu Mar 18, 2021, 02:26 PM (6 replies)

U.S. reaches COVID-19 vaccine milestone of 100 million shots

Source: CBS News

The U.S. has now administered over 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to figures posted Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That equates to more than 35 million Americans fully vaccinated — 10.5% of the total U.S. population. Nearly 66 million, or almost 20% of the total population, have gotten at least one dose. Nearly one-third of Americans age 65 and older are fully vaccinated.

Since the first shot in the nationwide rollout was given on December 14, there have been more doses administered in the U.S. than any other country in the world, according to figures collected by Johns Hopkins University, although several smaller nations have vaccinated a higher proportion of their populations.

The U.S. is likely to hit another vaccine milestone late next week: President Biden set a goal of 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, which we're on track to reach well ahead of schedule.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-100-million-shots-americans/




Fast.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Mar 12, 2021, 04:41 PM (6 replies)

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain Interview with Punchbowl News

This virtual interview with Ron Klain played on c-span2 this morning.

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain sat down for a virtual discussion with Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, founders of Punchbowl News. They discussed the administration's coronavirus response efforts, bipartisanship, and the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan. They also discussed the administration's priorities going forward, including immigration and infrastructure.


https://www.c-span.org/video/?509681-1/white-house-chief-staff-ron-klain-biden-administration-priorities

Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Mar 10, 2021, 11:25 AM (0 replies)

Raw Video: President Bush*'s Dog Bites Reporter







Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Mar 9, 2021, 11:10 AM (3 replies)

"The tide has turned at Amazon in Alabama completely in the union's favor."

https://twitter.com/MikeElk/status/1368986464344752132


Mike Elk @MikeElk

The tide has turned at Amazon in Alabama completely in the union’s favor.

Biden’s support was a game changer - I’ve never seen anything like it

12:06 PM · Mar 8, 2021


Mike Elk@MikeElk

I was there in Nissan in Canton, Miss in 2017 when a majority Black workforce voted down uaw as workers feel victim to divide & conquer tactics.

Workers at Amazon, Biden & BLM learned lessons of that defeat & pushing forward.

Check out @FrankNewsUS

http://www.franknews.us/interviews/528/its-bigger-than-the-south





Posted by Tactical Peek | Mon Mar 8, 2021, 03:14 PM (22 replies)

"Don Jr thinks Texas has a Democratic governor"


https://twitter.com/EricaGrieder/status/1362588365363830787



EricaGrieder @EricaGrieder

Don Jr thinks Texas has a Democratic governor

Quote Tweet
Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr
· 9h
The hypocrisy of those trying to cancel Ted Cruz who have been totally silent on their Democrat Governor’s incompetence is telling. My thoughts on the Cancún Cruz fauxoutrage! #Cruz #CancunGate is fake.


Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Feb 19, 2021, 04:51 AM (56 replies)
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