19 January 2017

Trump inaugural poem

The Independent published a story about a poem supposedly written in honor of the inauguration of Donald Trump: Come out for the Domhnall, ye brave men and proud, The scion of Torquil and best of MacLeod! With purpose and strength he came down from his tower To snatch from a tyrant his ill-gotten power. Now the cry has gone up with a cheer from the crowd: “Come out for the Domhnall, the best of MacLeod! ... Read more

15 January 2017

To err is human

Well, this is an interesting sequence of events I just learned about. 2000 Tad Devine works for the Democratic Party as senior strategist on the Al Gore election campaign. 2004 Tad Devine works for the Democratic Party as senior adviser on the John Kerry election campaign. 2006 Tad Devine works with Victor Yanukovych on his Prime Ministerial election campaign. 2010 Tad Devine works with Paul Manafort on Victor Yanukovych’s Presidential campaign. ... Read more

14 January 2017

Rosneft… and Trump?

As my Trump timeline continues to grow, I’ve been made aware of the following interesting ‘coincidences’ that deserve pulling out into their own article. From the Orbis Trump dossier, memo dated 18 October 2016: In terms of the substance of their discussion, SECHIN’s associate said that the Rosneft President was so keen to lift personal and corporate western sanctions imposed on the company that he offered PAGE/TRUMP’s associates the brokerage of up to a 19 per cent (privatised) stake in Rosneft in return. ... Read more

11 January 2017

Trump intelligence allegations from Buzzfeed

Last night Buzzfeed published a PDF document containing alleged intelligence reports about Donald Trump. I stayed up late running it through OCR and cleaning up the results. Here’s the content of the document as a regular web page you can easily search, quote, read on your phone, whatever. For more background, you might want to check out my Trump and Russia timeline post, which I’ve been updating regularly. I may have “overcorrected” a few typos, such as spelling Paul Manafort’s name consistently (the original documents seem to use two ‘n’s in some places). ... Read more

2 January 2017

Those coal industry jobs are not coming back

Shortly after the election I was driving, and feeling too lazy to find something on the MP3 player. I found myself listening to NPR on FM radio. They were interviewing people in West Virginia, which used to be a solidly Democratic state but went full Trump in the election. NPR were asking Trump voters why they had voted the way they had. Many of the people interviewed were unemployed, and had formerly worked in the coal industry, which was once the main source of unemployment in the state. ... Read more

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