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Putin’s Dueling Foot Soldiers Are Now Apparently Killing Each Other Off 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/putin-dueling-foot-soldiers-now-155912351.html

While Ukraine’s military has been successfully chasing Russian troops out of one territory after another, Vladimir Putin’s foot soldiers have apparently been turning their weapons on each other as the Russian leader’s “special military operation” continues to come apart at the seams in spectacular fashion.

The Kremlin’s flailing bid to get an edge on the battlefield by deploying mercenaries from the Wagner Group—which now includes hundreds of prison inmates—has reportedly backfired as the private military force butts heads with the Russian military.

The growing conflict resulted in a Wagner fighter gunning down a lieutenant colonel in the Russian army—a deadly episode of “friendly fire” that the Kremlin is said to be trying to sweep under the rug, according to the human rights group Gulagu.net.

“They are trying to hush up the incident and prevent publicity. And this is not the first emergency of its kind,” the group quoted a source as telling the Gulagu.net hotline.

The incident was also reported by two other Russian Telegram channels, though no details were provided on when or where the shooting is said to have taken place.

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Politics / Retreating Russians leave their comrades' bodies behind
« on: Yesterday at 09:30:07 AM »
These are the Russians that republicans. led by agent orange are supporting.  :nono2: :nono2: :nono2:

Retreating Russians leave their comrades' bodies behind

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russian-losses-evident-key-liberated-080515371.html

LYMAN, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops abandoned a key Ukrainian city so rapidly that they left the bodies of their comrades in the streets, offering more evidence Tuesday of Moscow's latest military defeat as it struggles to hang on to four regions of Ukraine that it illegally annexed last week.

Meanwhile, Russia’s upper house of parliament rubber-stamped the annexations following “referendums” that Ukraine and its Western allies have dismissed as fraudulent.

Responding to the move, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy formally ruled out talks with Russia, declaring that negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin are impossible after his decision to take over the regions.

The Kremlin replied by saying that it will wait for Ukraine to agree to sit down for talks, noting that it may not happen until a new Ukrainian president takes office.

“We will wait for the incumbent president to change his position or wait for a future Ukrainian president who would revise his stand in the interests of the Ukrainian people,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Despite the Kremlin's apparent political bravado, the picture on the ground underscored the disarray Putin faces amid the Ukrainian advances and attempts to establish new Russian borders.

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The View's Ana Navarro lists off Republican men who are only against abortion until their mistresses need one

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-view-s-ana-navarro-lists-off-republican-men-who-are-only-against-abortion-until-their-mistresses-need-one/ar-AA12Av1y?cvid=1772f214866540b69088aabc62011899

"The View" started off the Tuesday show dealing with the bombshell report from the Daily Beast revealing that self-proclaimed "pro-life" Republican Senate candidate, Herschel Walker, paid for an abortion for one of his exes in 2009. Walker took to Twitter and Fox's Sean Hannity to deny the claim and continues to deny the claim. The woman has the receipt, a bank deposit and a get-well card.

It resulted in Walker's son, Christian, unleashing and attacking his father for lying, for abuse, violence and hypocrisy, while claiming he's living life as a Christian.

Similar to the younger walker, Republicans Ana Navarro and Alyssa Farah Griffin said that it's the hypocrisy that Republicans should be ashamed of.

"Two issues here the lies, the lies, and the other is hypocrisy just strikes you in the face and unfortunately this is not a unique situation," said Navarro. "In 2017, Republican Congressman Tim Murphy from Pennsylvania resigned from Congress after a report came out after he had asked his mistress to get an abortion. Very pro-life. No exceptions, too. A current Congressman, a Republican from Tennessee, running for re-election this year, it came out that he had asked his ex-wife and also a patient, because he's doctor, with whom he was having an affair, to have an abortion. It's the hypocrisy of these men who are mandating laws, having no compassion. But when their mistresses get pregnant, little girls get pregnant, when they have unwanted pregnancies, the laws for not the women in their lives. It's the reason this woman involved here said she came out, her quote in that story that was released, 'I just can't with the hypocrisy anymore.' Girl, I'm with you."

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Sports Forum / ASU vs JSU Gameday information
« on: October 04, 2022, 08:59:19 AM »
For those coming to this game, please note there will be complimentary parking shuttles from Crampton Bowl & Paterson Field (across the street from each other).

Know Before you go:

https://publuu.com/flip-book/39695/121081/page/1

All tickets are sold for this game, if you want to go, you have to buy them on the secondary market.

Thank you coach Prime!!!


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‘Pro-Life’ Herschel Walker Paid for Girlfriend’s Abortion

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pro-life-herschel-walker-paid-230049806.html

Herschel Walker, the football legend now running for Senate in Georgia, says he wants to completely ban abortion, likening it to murder and claiming there should be “no exception” for rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

But the Republican candidate has supported at least one exception—for himself.

A woman who asked not to be identified out of privacy concerns told The Daily Beast that, after she and Walker conceived a child while they were dating in 2009, he urged her to get an abortion. The woman said she had the procedure and that Walker reimbursed her for it.

She supported these claims with a $575 receipt from the abortion clinic, a “get well” card from Walker, and a bank deposit receipt that included an image of a signed $700 personal check from Walker.

The woman said there was a $125 difference because she “ball-parked” the cost of an abortion after Googling the procedure and added on expenses such as travel and recovery costs.

Additionally, The Daily Beast independently corroborated details of the woman’s claims with a close friend she told at the time and who, according to the woman and the friend, took care of her in the days after the procedure.

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Investors playing hardball with troubled Trump start-up as they threaten to take their money and walk: report   :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/investors-playing-hardball-with-troubled-trump-start-up-as-they-threaten-to-take-their-money-and-walk-report/ar-AA12x9kj?cvid=16a3bcc5f875437c9ff6d37919d7f708

According to a report from Politico, the embattled partnership between Donald Trump's social media start-up and the company behind the SPAC that would take it public is on the verge of falling apart for good as potential investors either renege on their plans to fund it or demand a bigger return on their investment.

At issue is the proposed deal that was supposed to inject over a billion dollars into the increasingly troubled start-up before it went public -- which now may collapse under its own weight.

As Politico's Declan Harty reports, investors sensing weakness now want a bigger slice of the pie if they are expected to park their money in a business deal that has been struggling since its inception.

Reporting, "The group of more than three dozen investors who had planned to put $1 billion into the company have begun to waver as bad news keeps piling up around the deal," Harty wrote, "The hedge funds, trading firms and other major backers are questioning whether the financial riches that first attracted them to the transaction are still strong enough to hold their interest in a deal fraught with troubles, according to four investors who asked not to be named. Negotiations have been ongoing as some investors seek bigger potential profits in exchange for following through on commitments to put hundreds of millions of dollars into the venture."

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In the span of a week, Marco Rubio voted against hurricane relief, asked for additional hurricane relief, and praised the Biden administration's hurricane relief

https://www.yahoo.com/news/span-one-week-marco-rubio-024413144.html

Hurricane Ian devastated Florida this past week as Republican Senators voted against relief.

Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rick Scott also penned a letter asking for federal relief for the hurricane damage.

Florida locals say they are running out of resources as they attempt to recover from the storm.

Sen. Marco Rubio demonstrated this week a now-familiar Republican routine around taking federal money for hurricane relief.

Hurricane Ian hit Florida as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, leaving more than 2.5 million people without power, more than 1,100 people in need of rescue, and nearly 80 people dead, according to The New York Times.

Taiyler Simone Mitchell
Sun, October 2, 2022 at 10:44 PM
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is running for reelection in Florida.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is running for reelection in Florida.Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP
Hurricane Ian devastated Florida this past week as Republican Senators voted against relief.

Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rick Scott also penned a letter asking for federal relief for the hurricane damage.

Florida locals say they are running out of resources as they attempt to recover from the storm.

Sen. Marco Rubio demonstrated this week a now-familiar Republican routine around taking federal money for hurricane relief.

Hurricane Ian hit Florida as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, leaving more than 2.5 million people without power, more than 1,100 people in need of rescue, and nearly 80 people dead, according to The New York Times.

But Florida's senators, Rubio and Rick Scott, didn't vote in favor of a stopgap spending bill on Thursday that included an additional $18.8 billion allocated to FEMA spending for Hurricane Ian and other natural disasters, HuffPost reported. The bill passed, without the help of 25 Republican 'No' votes.   :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Ex-GOP strategist slams Trump for 'assassination instructions' against McConnell: 'It's beyond the pale. Every Republican ought to be able to say so.'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ex-gop-strategist-slams-trump-062344820.html

Conservative pundit Scott Jennings said Trump had sent "assassination instructions" about McConnell.

Jennings said "every Republican ought to be able to say" that Trump's post was "beyond the pale."

"This is bad for the party," Jennings said.

Conservative pundit Scott Jennings said "every Republican" should be able to disavow former President Donald Trump's "assassination instructions" against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Jennings, a former GOP advisor and McConnell aide, was referring to a Truth Social post from October 1, in which Trump escalated his long-standing feud with the Kentucky senator. Trump accused McConnell of opposing him because he has a "death wish." Trump also leveled a racially charged insult at McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, the transportation secretary for the Trump administration, calling her McConnell's "China loving wife, Coco Chow."

Trump's salvo came after McConnell voiced support for changing the way Congress counts electoral votes.

In an appearance on CNN on Sunday, Jennings said Trump's post contained "assassination instructions" directed at McConnell and "blatant racism" against Chao.

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Matt Gaetz Votes No On Relief Money As Florida Grapples With Hurricane Ian Aftermath

https://www.yahoo.com/news/matt-gaetz-votes-no-relief-042534442.html

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), a Florida native and lawmaker, voted against a measure to open the Federal Emergency Management Agency up to millions of dollars in disaster relief.

Gaetz was one of several House Republicans on Friday who voted against a resolution to allow FEMA to use up to $15 million in the Disaster Relief Fund, Newsweek reported.

The bill eventually passed in both the House as well as the Senate and it awaits President Joe Biden’s approval.

The vote comes in the same week that Hurricane Ian killed dozens of Florida residents, flooded communities and destroyed homes and businesses.

Gaetz and other GOP lawmakers added their names to a letter that said they’d “do what is necessary” to stop funding the Biden Administration, according to the news site.

“Any legislation that sets the stage for a ‘lame duck’ fight on government funding gives Democrats one final opportunity to pass that agenda,” the letter said.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene deceptively tells Trump rally that Democrat 'killings' of Republicans have already started   ::) ::) ::)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/marjorie-taylor-greene-deceptively-tells-112654834.html   :o :o :o
 
Marjorie Taylor Greene spoke at a rally for Donald Trump in Michigan on Saturday night.

A video shows her accusing Democrats of murdering Republicans, saying the "killings" have already begun.

She referenced two local stories, neither of which appear to back the claim that Republicans are being hunted down.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene deceptively claimed at a rally for former President Donald Trump in Warren, Michigan, on Saturday that Democrats are murdering Republicans.

"I'm not going to mince words with you all," Greene said. "Democrats want Republicans dead. They've already started the killings."

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Politics / Bill Press: Roger Stone tells all: Violence was part of the plan
« on: September 30, 2022, 08:36:28 AM »
Bill Press: Roger Stone tells all: Violence was part of the plan

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/bill-press-roger-stone-tells-all-violence-was-part-of-the-plan/ar-AA12oX7k?cvid=bc5a3dab2e74403894c1e26b843e8b25

As Hurricane Ian ripped through Florida and the East Coast, leaving a path of death and destruction, it also disrupted the political landscape. In addition to requiring much of Florida to shut down, it also forced the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection to postpone its scheduled hearing for Wednesday, Sept. 28 – which would have been its ninth public hearing and the first since the FBI searched Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence on Aug. 8.

This week’s hearing promised to be another blockbuster, featuring never-before-seen video from a documentary produced by Danish filmmakers about longtime political dirty trickster and Trump political adviser Roger Stone. A new hearing date has not yet been announced, but fortunately we don’t have to wait. Thanks to CNN, we’ve already seen highlights of the documentary – and they’re as shocking as anticipated.

In effect, Stone confirms everything the Jan. 6 committee has concluded so far: that Trump never intended to abide by the results of the election; that the insurrection of Jan. 6 was planned far ahead of time; that violence didn’t just happen, it was always part of the plan; and that Donald Trump himself was the ringleader.

As early as July 9, 2020, Trump whisperer Stone described how Trump would deal with the election: “Oh, these are the California results. Sorry, we’re not accepting them. We’re challenging them in court. If the electors show up at the Electoral College, armed guards will throw them out. I’m the president. F**k you. You’re not stealing Florida, you’re not stealing (unclear). I’m challenging all of it. And the judges we’re going to are judges I appointed.”

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Olds and Y - are you feeling the QAnon feeling again?   :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

'I can smell sweet victory and vindication coming': Trump leads QAnon into another imaginary win

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/i-can-smell-sweet-victory-and-vindication-coming-trump-leads-qanon-into-another-imaginary-win/ar-AA12paR5?cvid=9a40a5061b4a44abb456405208f0ccc7

The world of QAnon was headed for a future of infamous ridicule after spending weeks in Dallas, Texas waiting for John F. Kennedy Jr. to rise from the dead to join their ranks. The hope was that Donald Trump's loss and the mockery of the Dallas conspiracies would tamp down what has become a kind of cult, according to GOP officials, political analysts, former law enforcement, and even ex-Q members.

Before the 2016 election, QAnon conspiracy theories about a sex-trafficking ring in the basement of a family pizza place inspired a gunman to show up and terrorize a whole neighborhood.

Lately, that violence has been reignited, with a QAnon follower shooting and killing his wife and injuring one of their daughters. A QAnon follower showed up threatening to "kill all Democrats" at a Dairy Queen. Trump supporters are taking up the mantle of violence.

Vice News noted that Trump has been spreading a lot of QAnon memes lately on his private social media website. Last weekend's Trump rally took it further, with the former president's words coming with a score behind them like a feature film. The music was similar to the theme used in QAnon films. The audience raised their fingers into a salute.

After all of this, a QAnon influencer took to Telegram to proclaim: “He doesn't care about being accused of aligning with ‘those crazy Q people.’ In the replies, QAnon followers made it clear that they believe Trump’s actions are confirmation. “I can smell sweet victory and vindication coming."

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Orange corruption of the judiciary. 

Experts slam Judge Cannon's latest pro-Trump ruling: ‘Hilarious, corrupt, shameless, and obvious’

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/experts-slam-judge-cannon-s-latest-pro-trump-ruling-hilarious-corrupt-shameless-and-obvious/ar-AA12p1uI?cvid=9a40a5061b4a44abb456405208f0ccc7

Trump-appointed Judge Aileen Cannon generated controversy again on Thursday after ruling for Donald Trump's lawyers on a case management plan for Special Master Raymond Dearie.

Dearie had given Trump a Sept. 30 deadline to attest to what was seized at Mar-a-Lago, but Cannon over-ruled the special master she appointed and said the former president would first have a chance to review the seized documents, which may include 200,000 pages.

That wasn't the only way she delayed the case. She set a new deadline of Oct. 5 to finalize a document review vendor, a step Dearie had hoped would have only taken one or two days.

Legal experts were once again stunned by Judge Cannon.


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Former GOP congressman has 'legitimate concerns' Clarence Thomas was involved in 'push to overturn the election'

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/former-gop-congressman-has-legitimate-concerns-clarence-thomas-was-involved-in-push-to-overturn-the-election/ar-AA12mjj2?cvid=00b344d3cb274a1a94e30a1028bf9eb6

Questions surfaced after Justice Clarence Thomas was the only member of the U.S. Supreme Court to oppose the release of Mark Meadows' texts and information to the Jan. 6 committee. It turned out that in those text messages that the justice didn't want revealed were communications with his wife.

Former Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA), wrote in his new book that he thinks Justice Thomas is far more involved in his wife Ginni Thomas' 2020 election overthrow attempts.

Riggleman, who left the committee in April, included many of the text messages that had previously been released from Ginni Thomas, along with the note that he had a difficult time trying to get the House Select Committee to sound the alarm on her actions.

"Supreme Court spouses are typically low profile. Ginni’s involvement with political groups had already led to questions about whether Clarence would need to recuse himself in cases with a political component," wrote Riggleman. If Clarence had been in the logs, it would be a much bigger deal than all that. When I began to suspect Ginni and Clarence had texted with Meadows, I put together a technical brief outlining how we might be able to cement the identifications."

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Trump's legal troubles mount as Oath Keepers plan to throw him under the bus at sedition trial

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-s-legal-troubles-mount-as-oath-keepers-plan-to-throw-him-under-the-bus-at-sedition-trial/ar-AA12lPrq?cvid=00b344d3cb274a1a94e30a1028bf9eb6

With Hurricane Ian bearing down on Florida, it's completely understandable why the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection postponed Wednesday's scheduled hearing. No new date has been scheduled, though it will be coming soon and is likely to be another doozy of a hearing. As Heather "Digby" Parton, notes, the word is that the committee will focus heavily on the role of long-time Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone, and the role he played in planning and executing the Capitol riot.

But even without the January 6 hearing to provoke Trump's ravings on social media, Trump has a lot of legal problems to sweat this week. That's because jury selection began for the trial of Oath Keepers head Stewart Rhodes and four other members of his far-right militia. The Oath Keepers, as with the Proud Boys, are both heavily linked to Stone and both were central to the Capitol insurrection.

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The Department of Justice has a treasure trove of evidence against the Oath Keepers. Two of the members charged with seditious conspiracy have already struck deals, pleading guilty and cooperating with prosecutors. In addition, the government has a mother lode of text messages between group members that not only showcases their planning but also their links to Stone and other people in Trump's orbit. Unable to deny that they were up to their necks in seditious conspiring, the five Oath Keepers are going to trial with a novel defense: Blaming Trump for telling them to do it.

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