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rwoody
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I'm skeptical but for now I'll say +1
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"Joe Biden set to announce troops will leave Afghanistan by 11 September - media reports "

4/13/2021 12:28:53 PM

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I’ve been on a real roll of not realizing I’m the 49th post lately

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" Why garbage? You don't want him to call for peace and calm? What should he have said?"



nothing about “peace a calm” and everything about mourning the loss of another Black person killed by the hands of the state and the absolute need to change policing in this country

something like this:

4/13/2021 12:54:35 PM

rwoody
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I would say rjr would still see the answer to his question, but as easy as it is to find that answer WITHOUT tww, I'm not sure I trust him to go back a page and scroll

4/13/2021 1:19:02 PM

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http://twitter.com/laraseligman/status/1382007680840110081

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" BREAKING: Senior administration official says the withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 is NOT conditions based. Biden has judged that "a conditions based approach, which has been the approach of the past two decades, is a recipe for staying in Afghanistan forever.""


even better

4/13/2021 1:21:55 PM

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"People familiar with the refugee cap debate at WH “detect political concerns from the White House about expanding the refugee program at a moment when there is increasing pressure on Biden to be tougher on immigration and border security.” https://t.co/3VFBppYL39"

4/16/2021 1:02:55 PM

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4/16/2021 1:06:12 PM

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"as others have observed: the Biden decision isn’t going to placate anybody who is terrified of refugees. they were never gonna vote Democrat. what it will do is keep incredibly vulnerable people in total limbo for even more years on end. great job y’all"



It sucks that we are 4 months in and he is already backing off of campaign promises to placate people who will never vote for him

4/16/2021 3:17:54 PM

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Maybe he has other reasons.

4/16/2021 3:48:44 PM

rwoody
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Such as?

4/16/2021 3:52:25 PM

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Is there a reason why Louis DeJoy wasn't replaced on day one of the Biden administration?

4/22/2021 7:50:02 AM

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Because Postmaster General is not a Presidential Appointee?

4/22/2021 7:58:47 AM

Pupils DiL8t
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I see that he was appointed by a Board of Governors.

He seemed like such a lackey for President Trump, I assumed that he was a presidential appointment.

[Edited on April 22, 2021 at 8:52 AM. Reason : ]

4/22/2021 8:29:26 AM

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Even if not a presidential appointee, does he not serve the President? I always wondered why he was still there too. Can the chief executive not ask people to resign or have someone removed from a government post?

4/22/2021 11:13:28 PM

rwoody
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Anybody can ask anybody to resign, doesn't mean he'll do it

I think Biden could replace the whole BOG who could then replace Dejoy, but he won't bc of "norms" or whatever

4/22/2021 11:23:42 PM

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"The postmaster general is the second-highest paid U.S. government official, based on publicly available salary information, after the President of the United States."

4/23/2021 7:15:31 AM

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/04/23/biden-faster-act-allergy/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0ubPGGhB2Iqzy6lasaUalyIwATc_KJ4KLoKDVFzDa9quMTrZwWIzp6Fx0

I actually have developed a really bad adult allergy, so +1 for him making my own relatively rare allergy concern a priority.

4/23/2021 9:38:14 PM

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"Migrant children detained in the camps on the border are given a care package that includes Kamala Harris's book, “Superheroes are Everywhere."

Trying to imagine the reaction to this happening under the previous administration.
https://t.co/TdqJgvR8cX"


Yeeesh

4/26/2021 3:57:53 PM

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Should have given them The Art Of The Deal.

4/26/2021 4:35:37 PM

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Coloring book.

4/26/2021 6:19:23 PM

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^^^ I wouldn’t have expected you to fall for that one

debunked:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/27/no-officials-are-not-handing-out-harriss-picture-book-migrant-kids/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_main

4/27/2021 9:47:55 AM

rwoody
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Damn I must be old as fuck. Tbf the question was asked at a news conference, I assumed the "I'll have to check" was about profits not the actual basis. Sucks that real newspapers might as well be the onion

[Edited on April 27, 2021 at 10:03 AM. Reason : E]

4/27/2021 9:59:45 AM

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it originated in the Murdoch-owned New York Post and the dude who asked the question at the presser was Peter Doocy of Fox News

that Breaking911 twitter account is garbage, too

4/27/2021 10:22:19 AM

rwoody
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I knew nypost was trash didn't realize it came from there. I guess the problem with ignoring right wing stuff is I can't recognize fix reporters or that twitter account

4/27/2021 10:29:38 AM

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So, two outright lies have widely propagated through mainstream right-wing news sources in the past week.

Gonna be a fun couple of years!

4/27/2021 2:03:13 PM

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the writer of that New York Post article about the Harris book just resigned and alleged she was ordered to write it even after protesting

4/27/2021 6:38:19 PM

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Glad she has a sense of shame.

4/27/2021 7:58:23 PM

rwoody
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I'm only posting this here bc of the recent posts but is the video of the nypd detective getting lightly hit by a stick real. I and most of the people I follow thought it looked like a bad skit. Ny post and other right wing sites are saying the guy was arrested but I haven't been able to figure if the guy they named is the guy from the video and if he's really arrested

4/27/2021 11:23:31 PM

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"AP source: Biden formally raising refugee cap to 62,500 this year, after facing blowback for delay in easing Trump limit"

5/3/2021 8:01:15 PM

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"We have communicated directly to the Israelis that ensuring the safety and security of journalists and independent media is a paramount responsibility."


This is the statement. Trash

[Edited on May 15, 2021 at 12:56 PM. Reason : E]

5/15/2021 12:56:06 PM

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"Today the President spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, reaffirmed his strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza, and condemned these indiscriminate attacks against Israel. https://t.co/baHWh1b6Q2"


Gross

5/16/2021 11:47:34 AM

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You should compose the statement you'd like to see.

5/16/2021 12:16:09 PM

UJustWait84
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This is all...Biden's? Trump's? GWB's? Clinton's Obama's fault!

[Edited on May 16, 2021 at 1:16 PM. Reason : Blame Canada]

5/16/2021 1:16:00 PM

rwoody
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Why is it my job to compose a statement

I don't know maybe start with condemning war crimes?

5/16/2021 1:45:52 PM

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"Blanket statements like these w/ little context or acknowledgement of what precipitated this cycle of violence - namely, the expulsions of Palestinians and attacks on Al Aqsa - dehumanize Palestinians & imply the US will look the other way at human rights violations. It’s wrong.
By only stepping in to name Hamas’ actions - which are condemnable - & refusing to acknowledge the rights of Palestinians, Biden reinforces the false idea that Palestinians instigated this cycle of violence.

This is not neutral language. It takes a side - the side of occupation."

Better


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"The devastation in Gaza is unconscionable. We must urge an immediate ceasefire. The killing of Palestinians and Israelis must end. We must also take a hard look at nearly $4 billion a year in military aid to Israel. It is illegal for U.S. aid to support human rights violations. "

Better

5/16/2021 2:00:04 PM

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"Why is it my job to compose a statement

I don't know maybe start with condemning war crimes?"


It's not your job. I just wanted to understand what kind of statement on such a thorny issue that has spanned multiple decades and administrations from both parties might satisfy you.

5/16/2021 2:28:49 PM

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""You take my water, burn my olive trees, destroy my house, take my job, steal my land, imprison my father, kill my mother, bombard my country, starve us all, humiliate us all but I am to blame: I shot a rocket back""


Chomsky wins.

5/16/2021 2:33:23 PM

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https://youtu.be/_nS66IvbvcI

5/16/2021 2:57:24 PM

rwoody
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^^^I want condemnation of the ally we sell weapons to that uses those weapons to commit human rights abuses

5/16/2021 3:09:49 PM

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Be honest: even if he vociferously condemned Israel, what good what it do without immediate sanctions/withholding of aid? It's lose-lose for him and while that doesn't make it OK, it at least makes logical sense for him to kick the can down the road, politically.

Is it the lack of words that bothers you more, or the lack of (completely unrealistic) immediate consequences?

5/16/2021 3:22:56 PM

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Both? If they won't say the words what hope is it for ANY consequences


[Edited on May 16, 2021 at 3:32 PM. Reason : R]

5/16/2021 3:29:32 PM

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/05/17/power-up-biden-administration-approves-735-million-weapons-sale-israel-raising-red-flags-some-house-democrats/

Biden just signed off on a $735 million weapons deal so Israel can kill more families and destroy more homes.

5/17/2021 12:10:54 PM

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Is Israel using children as human shields too?

5/18/2021 2:45:29 PM

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I was actually thinking about that the other day.

Why is Hamas considered to be using human shields, but not Israel?

5/18/2021 3:22:26 PM

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Thanks for bringing that up! Here's a thread that totally debunks it.

https://twitter.com/sarahleah1/status/1392479694382043141

And then two days ago, Israel bombed a building housing apartments and media offices (AP and Al Jazeera), claiming Hamas was using it as a human shield. They also claimed they shared evidence of this with US government. Unfortunately, our secretary of state disagreed.

https://www.axios.com/israel-gaza-ap-building-hamas-blinken-9de9ccf0-b695-4e0b-8b25-974aec28d4c0.html

Turns out, this is all projection, since human shields have historically been an official strategy of the IDF. And not just "firing weapons from civilian areas" or "housing terrorist headquarters in civilian areas" (which Israel also does), but using actual human beings as literal shields.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_shield#Israel

As a general rule of thumb, it's best not to trust the word of the IDF, proven liars and mercenaries of an apartheid state.

[Edited on May 18, 2021 at 3:25 PM. Reason : .]

5/18/2021 3:24:01 PM

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I would also like to point out that Gaza is tiny, almost half the size of Chicago. It's also one of the most densely populated areas of the world, at 5046 people/sq km. Israel can easily claim that Hamas is in the vicinity of civilians at all times, and they do.

[Edited on May 18, 2021 at 3:31 PM. Reason : ,]

5/18/2021 3:27:59 PM

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Thanks, that's what I was thinking.

The people who claim Hamas is using humans as shields, do they expect Hamas all to gather out in the middle of the desert and launch missles from there, so Israel can take them out in one swoop?

And doesn't the Israeli military have bases and troops constantly in civilian areas?

5/18/2021 3:47:56 PM

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"The people who claim Hamas is using humans as shields, do they expect Hamas all to gather out in the middle of the desert and launch missles from there, so Israel can take them out in one swoop?"


No, they're just liars and propagandists. Thankfully, the real story is getting out there.

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"And doesn't the Israeli military have bases and troops constantly in civilian areas?"


Yep, from the thread above: https://twitter.com/sarahleah1/status/1392487422143967232

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"(12) Israel has military bases, weapons, facilities all over civilian areas in the country, as @HRW documented during Lebanon war. Soldiers are everywhere in uniform. By Israel's faulty logic in Gaza, all of these areas are legitimate targets of attack.

https://www.hrw.org/reports/2007/iopt0807/8.htm"


[Edited on May 18, 2021 at 3:58 PM. Reason : .]

5/18/2021 3:56:50 PM

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One more thing...the IDF's claims don't even line up with the Geneva convention definition of "human shield". People must be deliberately moved to strategic military sites (something only Israel has done).

https://ihl-databases.icrc.org/customary-ihl/eng/docs/v1_rul_rule97

5/18/2021 4:07:02 PM

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"Biden just signed off on a $735 million weapons deal so Israel can kill more families and destroy more homes."


According to article, he approved the sale BEFORE this latest flareup on May 5, and even though he shouldn't have done it to begin with, you posted that link insinuating that he approved it right during the middle of this ordeal. He's also called for a ceasefire, and while that's not exactly a tough thing to say/do, your disingenuous attempts to paint him as the villain in this whole thing are pretty lame. Kinda like it's completely disingenuous to act as if Hamas doesn't exist/actively contribute to the problem. Most Palestinians I know, actually HATE Hamas, even if they also hate the way the Israeli government is acting.

Biden inherited this latest mess from Trump, and while he and Obama certainly helped to create it years ago, this latest incident isn't something he masterfully orchestrated.

If you want other people to take you seriously and start changing their perception/favorability of Israel, it doesn't help to omit key elements/facts-- it actually makes it easier to write you off as an extremist who shouldn't be taken seriously.

[Edited on May 18, 2021 at 4:37 PM. Reason : .]

5/18/2021 4:34:55 PM

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"According to article, he approved the sale BEFORE this latest flareup on May 5"


Nope, the sale was proposed on May 5 and approved on Monday.

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"Most Palestinians I know, actually HATE Hamas, even if they also hate the way the Israeli government is acting. "


It is so fucking funny that you try to pull this card in every issue of foreign affairs, as if the three immigrants you know speak for all of a particular country. Like it or not, Hamas holds more seats in the PLC than any other party. And the reason is because they are the only real fighting force left in Palestine. Israel has beaten everyone else into irrelevance or submission.

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"Biden inherited this latest mess from Trump, and while he and Obama certainly helped to create it years ago, this latest incident isn't something he masterfully orchestrated. "


Israel policy is a bipartisan affair. Schumer approved of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. Biden kept it there. And he is continuing the same policy of supporting and funding an apartheid state.

[Edited on May 18, 2021 at 5:04 PM. Reason : .]

5/18/2021 5:04:07 PM

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