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Post links to the original articles please.

Rather than a site that discusses the article.

Like this:

Social media post shows Detroit officer making racist comments about African-American pulled over

DETROIT (WXYZ) — We're exposing a social media post that has sparked an internal investigation into a Detroit police officer. Comments made in that post are being called racist by a woman pulled over and told to leave her car and walk home in below freezing weather.

Detroit police are calling the behavior of one of their own completely inappropriate and problematic. They're now launching an internal affairs investigation over what took place during a traffic stop.

Take a close look at this video temporarily posted to social media site Snapchat following a Detroit police traffic stop near Joy Road and Stout Tuesday night.

Listen closely as the officer makes a few condescending remarks toward an African-American girl he has instructed to walk home in the cold. We've confirmed she was pulled over for having expired license tabs.

Notice in the upper left corner of the screen the officer shared his Snapchat name. Detroit police confirm his real name is Gary Steele. The man seen in this public LinkedIn page.

We showed this video to Ariel Moore, the young woman who was videotaped on a cell phone, and her mother, Monique Mobley. They're now sharing their outrage over his words and captions that read "What black girl magic looks like," and "celebrating Black History Month."


Whiny MAGA Snowflake writes:

Why I proudly wear my Make America Great Again hat | Opinion


Like that...

Quit being lazy.

Jill Stein to go on Fox News to discuss Howard Schultz and how mean "Establishment" Dems are to ...

third party candidates...

Translation: I’ll be on the Republican propaganda channel tonight to talk about third party spoilers because of course I will.

This is why Trump really wants a wall: Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care

Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care — the Human Caravan You Haven’t Heard About

At just one checkpoint in Yuma, Arizona, up to 6,000 Americans cross the border every day and enter the bustling Mexican town of Los Algodones, seeking heath care.

Unlike the Trump administration that seeks to build a wall between the countries, Los Algodones welcomes Americans seeking dental care with open arms.

Los Algodones has to be seen to believed. There are more dentists per capita than anywhere else in the world. It seems like every square foot of public space wall is covered with advertisements promising quality and affordable dental care, vision care and prescription drugs. The community’s economy is built to serve the flood of “dental refugees” — mostly senior citizens from the US and Canada seeking major dental care they cannot afford in their own countries, even with insurance.


But the problem is much larger than people lacking dental insurance. Dental insurance is not really insurance. It’s nothing like health or auto insurance, for example.

Most dental plans don’t cover much at all beyond regular check-ups, cleaning, X-rays and fillings. Beyond that, patients are expected to fork over much of the cost of large but common procedures like crowns, root canals and implants. Dental plans also generally pay a maximum of $1,500 annually, a number that’s hardly changed in 50 years. And $1,500 doesn’t go far when you consider the cost of major dental work. The cost of a single crown can be as much as $2,000 and the cost of an implant can run $5,000 a tooth. It’s not uncommon for seniors to need a set of four implants and several crowns, so you can see the costs can quickly get prohibitive.


Which brings us back to the small town of Los Algodones, or as the locals and visiting patients have affectionately come to call it, “Molar City.” Just seven miles across the border from Yuma, Arizona, visitors looking for dental care are bombarded with a vast array of dental ads, billboards and street vendors offering deals. According to Mayor Christian Camacho, up to 6,000 dental refugees make their way to Los Algodones every day in the temperate season between Thanksgiving and March.

The costs savings are hard to debate. Dental work in Mexico is on average two-thirds less than in the US and customers may save 80 percent or more on some costly operations. Those savings derive partially from Mexico’s less expensive real estate and labor costs, but also, Mexico’s dentists don’t graduate with a ton of student debt.

more: https://truthout.org/articles/millions-of-americans-flood-into-mexico-for-health-care/

Twitter CEO says Mark Zuckerberg once served him a goat he killed with a stun gun

Uhhh, what a sick fuck:

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says that Mark Zuckerberg once served him goat the Facebook exec said he had killed with a stun gun.

Dorsey was asked during an interview with Rolling Stone published Wednesday about his most memorable encounter with his fellow tech giant CEO.

"Well, there was a year when he was only eating what he was killing," Dorsey said. "He made goat for me for dinner. He killed the goat."

When asked how, exactly, Zuckerberg had killed the goat before preparing it, Dorsey mentioned a "a laser gun" before clarifying what he meant.

"I don’t know. A stun gun. They stun it, and then he knifed it," he said.


Roger Stone: A loser to the very end.

LIVE VIDEO: Roger Stone Appears In Court After Arrest

Talking Points Memo reports:

Roger Stone, who worked as an informal adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, on Friday will appear in a Florida court following his arrest earlier in the morning. Stone was indicted on seven counts as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, including one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering. Stone is expected to arrive at 11 a.m.

How conservative media transformed the Covington Catholic students from pariahs to heroes

Seen here on DU...

In just four days, teenager Nick Sandmann and his fellow students at Covington Catholic high school have gone from social media pariahs to conservative heroes.

On Tuesday night, Fox News hosts continued to feast on the controversy, which was sparked by a standoff between Covington Catholic high school students and a Native American veteran called Nathan Phillips. Footage show students wearing pro-Trump Maga hats taunting the Omaha tribe elder. The relentlessly repeated talking point — that there was a collective “rush to judgment” on the boys because they were Trump supporters – was used by conservative anchors Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham to attack mainstream media and left leaning social media users.


1. Reframe the debate as soon as possible
One thing that rightwing media understands much better than their liberal counterparts is that the ubiquity of recording devices at any current protest tends to shatter the public record into dozens of pieces.

A particular version of events based on early footage can always be called into question, and another version put forward as definitive, as more footage, and alternative edits of footage emerge. Partisans can pick and choose, knowing that a definitive version of what happened may not emerge before the news cycle has moved on.


2. Pick your narratives
So far, conservative media has been unified and resolute in hammering the narrative that Nathan Philips, a Native American veteran, somehow provoked the boys by coming between them and a small group of Black Hebrew Israelites, to whose insults they had responded with chants.

No amount of additional footage showing their Maga-yelling rowdy behavior and sexist comments before the event – not even clear and concise edits showing how aggressive and provocative the teens were and how calm Phillips was – is capable of knocking them off this course.


3. Focus on the extremes of the other side
Another tactic conservative media uses is to only consider the most appalling versions of opposing arguments, and to focus their audience’s anger on reliable scapegoats.

To avoid confronting reasonable arguments or new evidence, conservatives emphasize the worst of the other side – like tweets calling for violence or doxxing. Tweets calling for violence or doxxing against high school students are obviously and clearly unacceptable, but nor are they typical of the criticisms made of the boys, their school and their conduct. They also focus the audience on liberal journalists and celebrities – mostly women – who their audience feel comfortable in deriding and dismissing.


Keep asking "Have you seen the whole video?"

more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/23/how-conservative-media-transformed-the-covington-catholic-students-from-pariahs-to-heroes

"Did you watch the entire video?" Starter Pack

"A Night at the Garden" NOMINATED for an Oscar. Watch for FREE!

It's seven minutes long.

In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from American history. A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN, made entirely from archival footage filmed that night, transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in the United States.

A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN was directed and edited by Marshall Curry and was supported and released by Field of Vision. The film was nominated for a 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short; it was also an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival and was part of a special screening and panel discussion at the New York Film Festival. It was released on 22 Alamo Theater screens across the country and at The IFC Center in NYC.


Who knew? Trump's top White House attorney is Covington Catholic High School graduate

Well golly...

The nationwide firestorm surrounding Covington Catholic has brought to light that one of the Greater Cincinnati high school's most prominent graduates happens to be President Trump's top White House attorney.

Pat Cipollone, CovCath class of 1984, recently took over as White House general counsel. He had previously served as an informal adviser to the president on the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

What does Cipollone's White House role have to do with last week's incident in Washington, D.C., involving current CovCath students? Absolutely nothing, but it wasn't been widely known that Trump had a top adviser directly connected to CovCath – or to Greater Cincinnati, for that matter.


Here are some other things to know about Cipollone:

• He's a committed Catholic advocate. In 2004, Cipollone was one of the founding members of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Conservative former presidential candidate Rick Santorium also helped start the annual prayer meeting, which draws more than 1,500 people to Washington.

• Cipollone is "well-liked and respected" by Trump's personal attorneys, the Washington Post reported in October, when Cipollone was hired. In the same article, Trump was quoted as saying: "Pat's a great guy. He's very talented."

• Fox News' Laura Ingraham has called Cipollone her "godfather" and "spiritual mentor" because he helped the conservative commentator convert to Catholicism in 2002, according to The Post.

• After leaving CovCath, Cipollone received his bachelor's degree from New York City's Fordham University. He went to law school at the University of Chicago.

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