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Azerbaijan releases election results… before the polls even open

Posted on August 13th, 2017 at 23:37 by John Sinteur in category: News


Critics have long viewed Azerbaijan’s elections as predetermined, but the country appears to have gone a step further this year by publishing results before the polls have even opened.

The mistake came when an electoral commission accidentally published results showing a victory for Ilham Aliyev, the country’s long-standing President, a day before voting. Meydan TV, an online channel critical of the government, released a screenshot from a mobile app for the Azerbaijan Central Election Commission which showed that Mr Aliyev had received 72.76 per cent of the vote compared with 7.4 per cent for the opposition candidate, Jamil Hasanli. The screenshot also indicates that the app displayed information about how many people voted at various times during the day. Polls opened at 8am.

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My fellow white Americans.

Posted on August 13th, 2017 at 18:26 by John Sinteur in category: News


All I’m saying is that if violent acts are happening in your name and endorsed by David Duke and perpetrated by people waving signs with your name on it and wearing hats with your catchphrase on it, after you have asked Jeff Sessions and the department of Justice to stop investigating white supremacist terror groups exactly like this one, and all you can say is “I condemn this on many sides” rather than “stop doing this in my name” or “white supremacy is not tolerated in this country” or without using the phrase “domestic terrorism,” you’ll have to forgive me for drawing the logical conclusion that the President of the United States, in choosing his words carefully so as not to offend a racist, torch-wielding mob, gives more fucks about the feelings of actual Nazis than anyone or anything else. If you’re willing to speak “off the cuff” about North Korean missile strikes or classified intel or fallen soldiers or disabled reporters or Gold Star families but recognize that your words have impact when you’re worried about offending ACTUAL NAZIS, may you and every single person who ever defended you feel a shame that burns hotter than any collection of tiki torches.

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  1. I think most Americans consider these groups as being a bunch of nut jobs. I’m surprised anyone takes them seriously.

  2. One of them just murdered a protestor with a car. What would it take for you to start taking them serious?

  3. The nazis and skinheads have been marginalized for years. I really don’t think we need to raise their profiles. The violence at these demonstration is counterproductive. Using a car as a weapon is an escalation that should have been anticipated.

    The US will have elections next year. No reason to burn through all the issues yet. If someone can impeach Trump before then, it won’t be for this reason. As always, follow the money trail.

  4. Headline on BBC: “Antifa: Left-wing militants on the rise”. Be careful what you ask for.

Not even Robert E. Lee supported Confederate war memorials

Posted on August 13th, 2017 at 18:19 by John Sinteur in category: News


So insistent was Lee on extinguishing the fiery passions of the Civil War that he opposed erecting monuments on the war’s battlefields. “I think it wiser moreover not to keep open the sores of war, but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife and to commit to oblivion the feelings it engendered,” he wrote.

Rather than raising battlefield memorials, he favored erasing battlefields from the landscape altogether, according to documents at the University of Virginia and the Library of Congress.

Then again, expecting these Nazis to correctly represent any bit of history is too much to expect.

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Obama tweets Mandela quotes after Charlottesville clashes

Posted on August 13th, 2017 at 11:19 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Man charged with murder after car rams anti-far-right protesters in Charlottesville

Posted on August 13th, 2017 at 10:32 by John Sinteur in category: News


Col Martin Kumer, the superintendent of Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, told the Guardian that 20-year-old James Fields of Ohio had been arrested following the attack.

“He has been charged with second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death,” Kumer said in an email.

The Richmond FBI field office said it was also opening a civil rights investigation of the accident along with the Justice Department’s civil rights division and the district US attorney’s office.


One of the speakers, the far-right figurehead Richard Spencer, said he had been maced on the way into the park and lashed out at police and city authorities.

“Never in my life have I felt like the government was cracking down on me until today,” said Spencer, who was flush-faced. “We came in peace and we were effectively thrown to the wolves.”

He said that “militarized police”, whom he compared to “stormtroopers”, “did not protect us, they funneled us towards the antifa … I am a citizen of the USA”.

I suppose it’s not so great when they’re up against you and not minorities, right Richard? Well, if you play Nazi games, you win Nazi prizes.

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  1. That’s a great quote.