Yep, it's the blatant hypocrisy that shits me.
Me too. Its the worst.
Mattis looks impressed. In other good news -
With its former chairman Steve Bannon as White House chief strategist and plans for an ambitious international expansion, Breitbart was supposed to be on its way to becoming a media behemoth in the Trump era, one with unparalleled access and a passionate audience. “While several publishers have enjoyed an uptick in traffic due to election coverage, we are proud to have built a massive and deeply-rooted community that will remain long after the election cycle fades,” Larry Solov, Breitbart’s C.E.O., predicted back in November.
Early on, Solov’s prediction seemed to be coming true. “Breitbart News is the #45th most trafficked website in the United States, according to rankings from Amazon’s analytics company, Alexa.com,” they wrote on January 9, 2017. “With over two billion pageviews generated in 2016 and 45 million unique monthly visitors, Breitbart News has now surpassed Fox News (#47), Huffington Post (#50), Washington Post (#53), and Buzzfeed (#64) in traffic.” A month later, the site had even greater cause to celebrate. “Breitbart News is now the 29th most trafficked site in the United States, surpassing PornHub and ESPN,” they crowed. In the article, its staffers bragged that their bonkers traffic reflected the site’s cementing a permanent place in American politics. “The numbers speak for themselves,” said Solov. (Many outlets, including The Hive, experienced traffic peaks around Trump’s inauguration.)
Just a few months later, the numbers have a different story to tell. As of May 26, 2017, according to Alexa.com—the same web-ranking analytics company that Breitbart drew its numbers from in January—Fox News is the 64th most-trafficked site in the country. Huffington Post is at 60. Buzzfeed is at 50. The Washington Post, on the strength of a series of eye-popping scoops, is at 41.
Breitbart is in 281st place.
Punched him on the ground? First I heard of that, got a source?
At that point, Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him. Faith, Keith and I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the reporter. As Gianforte moved on top of Jacobs, he began yelling something to the effect of, "I'm sick and tired of this!"
You should start watching Fox News. From what I hear its fair & unbiased
So violence in politics not ok?
Cool. Sounds good to me... now lets hope the media keeps to that standard.
The media are.
The Fox news report clearly said the Guardian reporter was not abusive & at no time even touched Gianforte, Gianforte then grabbed him by the throat & threw him to the ground repeatedly punching him. Then lied about it. Then got called out by Fox News.
This was an all round "well done" to all the media concerned & a huge ciminal lying fail to the GOP candidate.
I'm cool with Ardie going forward.
Where he was found out last year & lost out to Todd was he is very unimposing in defence. Cane puts in huge hits, he wins the tackle almost everytime, Ardie just rides the tackle down & looks to pilfer, which in test rugby lets the player over the gain line & sees you creamed by the player cleaning out.
Interesting bit there for all the people going "The muslim community must step up!"
They did. They stepped up time & time again. Almost every muslim he interacted with was horrified over his views & many flagged him directly to the police. Its hard to think what more they could have done. (tho' I'm sure someone will try...)
Bracewell forced to drink drive due to dead cockatoo.... I think we've all been there
New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell blamed the killing of a pet cockatoo by dogs for his decision to drink-drive. The 26-year-old was stopped by police in March, found guilty of a third drink-driving offence, and given 100 hours of community service and a ban. Bracewell's lawyer said this was not about a disregard for road rules but a "genuine concern" for his partner.
"The cockatoo was of some significance to his partner and she was quite distraught," he said.
Lawyer Ron Mansfield told the Hastings District Court that Bracewell had been drinking at a function when his girlfriend called him about the cockatoo incident. Bracewell, who has taken 72 wickets in 27 Tests, had previously said in a statement that he had made a "massive mistake" by driving home. He added: "This was no-one's fault but my own. I'm deeply embarrassed to have let down so many people, be they family, friends, or cricket-lovers."
Judge Bridge Mackintosh, who disqualified the cricketer from driving for a year, said: "This offending in my submissions should be seen as an unfortunate hiccup and something that doesn't reflect the man he has become or the sportsman."
New Zealand Cricket said it would not impose any additional penalty. It added that Bracewell is unlikely to resume his competitive cricket career until early next year as he recovers from a serious leg injury. Bracewell, whose father Brendon and uncle John both played Test cricket for the Kiwis, was previously caught drink-driving in 2008 and 2010.
Bracewell and Jesse Ryder were suspended for a match in 2012 after an altercation in a bar while drinking, following a one-day international against South Africa.
2013, he missed the Test series against England after cutting a foot when he stood on broken glass while cleaning up after a party at his house.
He was suspended for one Test in 2014 after going on a drinking session with Ryder, during which he broke a bone in a foot.
I think she should have bigger things to be 'irritated' about.
Why? Unless I have it wrong the name etc was leaked before the Brits were able to conduct and complete raids on associates. Operationally that was a dumb thing to do.
Now coming out -
The Associated Press confirmed earlier reports on US TV news channels that US officials had named the suspect as Salman Abedi, 22, before either Greater Manchester Police or Downing Street had confirmed it.
The reports led to concerns that the leaks could have potentially jeopardised the ongoing investigations into the attack. The US media reported the information before police made their first arrest, and while they were still conducting raids on houses in Manchester. It is not clear which branch of the US government the leaks came from — NBC's report cited only "two U.S. officials briefed by British counterparts" late last night and this morning.
The Prime Minister's spokesperson was asked during a press briefing this afternoon whether Downing Street was concerned that information passed to the US had apparently been leaked without their consent by US officials.
Thats fucking massive. An intelligence leak that may have given a head start to a terrorist ring to escape / destroy info. If it comes out it was leaked purely for PR purposes (intentionally) rather than an accident thats astonishingly bad
That article is intentionally bullshitting via omission.
The DNC is fund raising in general. But not that hard. The cash is going to individual races instead.
EG John Ossoff alone raised $9m. By himself.
Thats a record for Georgia. IE the Dems are raising record amounts at a race by race level. So you end up with situations like the recent Kansas race where no Dem has won in 20 years, Trump won by close to 30 points the the Republican in the race just won by 7. Thats a HUGE swing. Or where Ossoff is 1 point up in a runoff for a seat no Dem has ever won.
IE whoever wrote that article went -
GOP raised 9.6m in general pool + 25m race specific (35m)
Dem raise 5m in pool + 50m in race specific (55m)...
Whats the story? Um... 9.6m v 5m? Yup, that flies, no one will actually look at this
Serious question, is Iran actually that bad anymore? It's been a while since the threats of Ahmadinejad
The Iranians are douchebags. But localised douche bags. And they are (slowly) going the right way. IE they have democatic(ish) elections. They have a huge westernised - pro-western middle class who are more or less secular. When presented with liberal poltitians they overwhelmingly vote as liberal as they can (in contrast to say Egypt who would vote Muslim Brotherhood if they could).
You walk round north Tehran its almost indistinguishable from Chelsea.
They support groups that we regard as terroirists and who are pretty much islamo-facsists. BUT with aims that are single territory or cause - guys not disimilar to Tito's partisans, the IRA or the French Resistance in goal (not method). IE Hamas are islamo-asholes, but they are fighting to get a Palestinian state. Hezbollah ditto, for Lebanon, The Houthis in Yemen. In all cases if they weren't fighting our allies we'd be on board same way we were when Russia occupied Afghanistan.
So from my point of view the Iranian regime are islamic douche bags, but their country has HUGE upside & is moving secular. Where they support "terrorists" they support terrorists I at least understand. And they don't really export jihad, certainly not to the West. Where their guys operate its only really in countries where a large Shia group are under attack (eg Yemen is 40% Shia). Thats all pretty unstandable. IE Iran is not trying to convert Indo or Kenyan to an islamic state where women can't drive.
The other player there is Saudi & Qatar. Saudi is probably the most represive regime in the region. Zero progress, almost no future prospects - they have no middle class, they are HUGELY islamic. Their best case is represive islamic kingdom. Worst case is huge civil war where very extreme islamists (basically ISIS) win. Re the terrorists they support, take your pick. Al Quaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, Al Nusra Front. All of them trace their ideology - and usually money & founding, directly to those states (Qatar are just as bad). All are militant Sunni's (Iran is Shia). Their goal is to spread Wahabbi Islam everywhere. Literally everywhere.
Ironically the country that has most consistently fought AQ & ISIS in the Middle East in the last 10 years is Iran.
It's not really good guy v bad guy. Its shithead, who has upside & hates ISIS & AQ, v death cult who is actively against everything we (the West) stand for.
Relax, he just a soccer fan. Could have been anyone. Just the boy next door.
Nothing to do with Islam
Is that what that report actually says? Cause nowhere I've seen has said he wasn't a muslim doing it for ISIS.
Not all of Indonesia has been a shining light. Aceh's always been pretty hardcore. Political repression might have helped foster that, although one of the concessions later granted was greater scope for Sharia law, so make of that what you will.
Spot on, Aceh is a tricky on in that its a bit like the Tamil tigers in Sri Lanka, they want (and were promised) independance. But they have a shit ton of oil. So no one is giving them shit.
Yep, Indo has been for a very long time a cracking example of "good" islam. Then a few years back the Saudi tossed a shit ton of cash in & set up Wahabbist mosques & madrasas.
Problem with turning down Sausi is the money. So much money. They are a fricking cancer in the UK, but 5,000 jobs at BAE & Rolls Royce directly reply on their weapon sales. Same in the US. Their development fund has tossed some serious cash at Indo too -
On the plus side we get someone to buy Arsenal & Man City, on the downside every new mosque will preach death to whitey. So thats a good deal (short term) for most governments
Yip, totally agree, he just needs that mindset that if we are 70 / 0 & he's not timing hit have a slog, best case he hits a few, worst case he steps aside for Kane. Otherwise his role is to just go at 85% strike rate, not get out & take singles to get the other guy on strike.
Enjoy it while it lasts , Saudi hate preachers are splashing cash around Malaysia and Indonesia.
Yep, the Saudi & Qatari push into Indo in the last few years has been huge. What was a staggeringly easy going strand of Islam has been increasingly fucked by those assholes. Its not an odd Saudi hate school. Its a concerted Saudi driven process from the top down. IE its actual giovernment policy from the highest level
Amber Rudd has criticised US security services for leaking information relating to the Manchester terror attack with the Home Secretary warning Washington it must not happen again. A number of details including the identity of the attacker and the death toll entered the public domain in the immediate aftermath of the suicide bombing with the information reportedly leaked by security officials in America.
Ms Rudd described those leaks as “irritating” as she said that the UK had told its key security ally to stop releasing information which British police do not want publicly known.
For everyone who has ever pointed at Infowars & gone "sure hes a little nuts, but he says some good stuff"
"bombing a bunch of liberal trendies"
Twelve children under the age of 16 were among the 59 casualties. the first confirmed death was an 8 year old girl.
Maybe next time before you post literally anything from Alex Jones, think that over again....
I don't understand that. They leaked classified information & they keep their job till he's back? Thats a criminal offense. A REALLY serious criminal offense.
If that true they are not getting fired in a week, they are in custody right now... so it smells like complete bullshit. Really if someone cin the WH knows of people leaking classified info & has not repoerted that to the DOJ, they are going to jail too.
You don't get (eventually) fired for leaking classified info. You get prosecuted & go to jail.
Yep, Toby was fantastic a couple of weeks back for Bath, hatrick & so on. He's coming right at the right time. the injury timing that screwed his 6 nations means he's not as broken as most
The issue with Farrell & Sexton is that's their 10& 12 & they don't have a distributing 12 as back up. So they lose Sexton they probably move Farrell in & change the game plan, they lose Farrell they play a smasher & change the game plan. So when they spend 4 weeks practicing that way & Sexton gets creamed by Brodie 10 minutes into the first test thats the series.