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Thread by @marcowenjones: "[Thread] As promised, today I want to tell you of how I became friends with a Twitter troll called Angus Gallagher. Angus recently had a sex […]" #StopTheCoup #MAGA #KAG #BUILDTHEWALL
mild unnecessary 'sex change' joke poke at beginning but overall a good thread illustrating troll workings

"Why this Middle-aged white man with a lilac shirt would have such strong opinions on the region was unclear."
marcowenjones  twitter  troll  misinformation  politics  social_media  fraud  threadreaderapp.com  saudi_arabia  donald_trump 
6 weeks ago by cluebucket
The Meaning of Allahu Akbar | Hazlitt
"But takbir is introduced to us before we can even attach meaning to spoken word. When we are born, the azaan—call to prayer—is performed to us at a pitch softer than cotton."
...
"Charles R. Lawrence III describes racist speech as a 'verbal assault,' highlighting the 'instantaneous' injury of racial invective. I wonder what he would say about racist speech that snatches something beautiful belonging to you, violates it before your eyes and throws it back at you, mangled and orphaned."
hazlitt.net  mehreen_kasana  language  phrase  arabic  religion  meaning  2017  2010s  saudi_arabia  islam  hajj  mountain  god  emotion  takbir  prayer  stereotype  insult  racism  pakistan  bangladesh  nyc  brooklyn  virginia  life 
february 2017 by cluebucket
Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department
fuuuuuuuuuck this and fuck "no comment"

coming out of the "favor bank": hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of weapons, fighter jets, biochemical agents

"Under federal law, foreign governments seeking State Department clearance to buy American-made arms are barred from making campaign contributions -- a prohibition aimed at preventing foreign interests from using cash to influence national security policy. But nothing prevents them from contributing to a philanthropic foundation controlled by policymakers."

dunno if I really want to create a pinboard tag for "american_defense_contractors" ... but maybe I should ... hummm
hillary_clinton  state_department  clinton_foundation  ibtimes.com  politics  secret  donation  weapon  government  2015  2010s  david_sirota  andrew_perez  boeing  jet  saudi_arabia  israel  2011  investigation  military  money  business  algeria  kuwait  united_arab_emirates  oman  qatar  exchange  law  thailand  norway  australia  rights  honeywell  hawker_beechcraft  goldman_sachs  corporation  trade  lockheed_martin  politician  shady 
february 2016 by cluebucket
The Saudi Marathon Man : The New Yorker
"did he, in the chaos, maybe call for God with a name that someone found strange?"
amy_davidson  newyorker  blog  boston  bomb  suspect  racism  saudi_arabia  news  judgment  victim  crime  explosion  marathon  2013  2010s  torture  investigation  police  arab  racial_profiling  fox_news 
april 2013 by cluebucket

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