Here's Why Russian claims about US biolabs in Ukraine don't hold up
Via: pat wilson • News & Politics • 18 Comments • 8 Likes • last year
“Rumors of U.S.-controlled biolabs in Ukraine have been grossly exaggerated by Russia-aligned parties. Here's why misinformation is rampant on the...”
So often articles with sensational headlines are seeded in haste with the seeder drooling of some seemingly scandalous data. Only to find out soon after it was all bogus. The lesson here is : always vet your articles' data or you may end up looking really foolish.
Teen who tracked Elon Musk's plane launches Russian Oligarch Jets account | TheHill
Via: pat wilson • News & Politics • 6 Comments • 3 Likes • last year
“Jack Sweeney, the teenager who made headlines tracking Tesla CEO Elon Musk's private plane, has launched another Twitter account that tracks planes...”
Jack Sweeney runs 15 flight-tracking accounts using a bot he created that automatically posts when a celebrity’s flight leaves or lands at an airport.
'A Sadness I Can't Carry': The Story Of The Drum - The New York Times
Via: pat wilson • Anishinaabe - The First People • 9 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 years ago
“For Ojibwe, the Big Drum is a gathering to mourn, to process grief, to understand loss. Could it heal my pain from the past year?”
A very intense story.
Trump encourages supporters to buy misspelled 'Trump Offical Card' | TheHill
Via: pat wilson • News & Politics • 12 Comments • 4 Likes • 2 years ago
“Former President Trump on Wednesday sent an email to supporters asking them to vote on designs for membership cards indicating their alliance with...”
Yes it was misspelled, it should have been "offal card".
Donald Trump Jr. Joins Cameo, Selling Video Messages for $500 Each
Via: pat wilson • News & Politics • 20 Comments • 5 Likes • 2 years ago
“He told Tucker Carlson on Wednesday that the recent criminal investigation into his family's business dealings has racked up "tens of millions of...”
His bio says "a portion of proceeds will be donated to Shadow Warriors Project" supporting military contractors, although it's not clear what percentage of the proceeds are being donated. Bolding is mine. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Boat explodes in viral video after boaters allegedly harassed vessel flying pride flags | TheHill
Via: pat wilson • News & Politics • 11 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 years ago
“According to BuzzFeed, the occupants of the burned boat swam to the boat they had been harassing for safety.”
Devin Nunes' new "unmasking" scandal exposes the corruption within Bill Barr's DOJ | Salon.com
Via: pat wilson • News & Politics • 50 Comments • 7 Likes • 2 years ago
“Barr's Department of Justice tried to force Twitter to unmask a parody Devin Nunes account”
But this is yet another example of the level of partisan corruption throughout the Trump administration — especially in former Attorney General William Barr's Justice Department. Barr's last-minute refusal to help Trump overturn the election was nothing more than a last-ditch effort to redeem...
POLITICO Playbook: How Palm Beach is preparing for a possible Trump indictment - POLITICO
Via: pat wilson • News & Politics • 10 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 years ago
“ Law enforcement officials in Palm Beach County, Fla., have actively prepared for the possibility that Manhattan District Attorney CY VANCE could...”
Cue the audio of the Sixty Minutes clock ticking...
How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations - The New York Times
Via: pat wilson • News & Politics • 30 Comments • 10 Likes • 2 years ago
“Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared....”
What the Blatts soon discovered was $3,000 in withdrawals by the Trump campaign in less than 30 days. "But you knew I was a snake..."