Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics of Saudi regime, U.S. charges – NBC News

A couple of things here.

I guess I may have been one of the people that was spied on. I have been very very critical of the crown Prince MBS who ordered the murder of Washington Post reporter an American resident khashoggi. This murder was allegedly greenlit by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. This is indicative of why the United States of America should not be in bed with Saudi Arabia. they no longer hold oil over our heads so why are we still so close to a regime that murders and tortures there citizenry. One can be stoned by the Saudi regime for being gay. I always thought being stoned was people throwing rocks at you. Nope that’s not it. They dig a pit they put you in it and they slowly lower weights on top of you slowly crushing you to death. This is the government that we are friendly with.

Sure governments, even friendly ones, spy on each other. But using spies within an organization like Twitter to get information on Americans, individual American citizens is beyond the pale.

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’I’m 99.9% Jewish’ proclaims Wayne Allyn Root, the conspiracy nut who called Trump ‘second coming of God’ – New York Daily News

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What this misguided Evangelical Christian minister misunderstands is that being Jewish is not a race. It’s a religion. How can one convert to a race? I can not convert to being an African-American, Asian or any other race as it’s not scientifically possible yet.

And that’s the myth that these people who are anti-semites will promulgates. The Jews have been attacked through history. And we now have a man in the White House who feels comfortable attacking Jews. I feel under attack and it’s not comfortable. My parents lived through the Nazi Holocaust in Europe and told me how they feared for their lives. Next Trump is going to tell us his best friends are Jewish. The same racist crap that comes out of his mouth every day.

Judaism is a religion not a racial identity. I’m a proud citizen of the United States of America. Do I want is real to prosper yes because I have family that lives there but I have family that lives in France that I want friends to prosper as well as in England and I want England to prosper and so on and so on. I don’t have anyone allegiance to any country other than the United States of America. And I hope that somebody will get it through that psychotic brain that’s living in the white house right now.

One more thing Mr. Root, do you honestly think that God would send a failed real estate developer from New York as his or her second coming?

Really?

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Wayne Allyn Root, a conservative right-wing conspiracy theorist, is continuing his wild praise of President Trump. (AP)

Netanyahu takes a big loss for Trump’s little win against ‘the squad’ – NBC News

I have a very long history with the State of Israel. First I’m Jewish. My dad worked for the state of Israel for 20 years. I worked for them during my face in college. Most of my extended family has moved from France to Israel. So I have deep roots for my love of Israel and wanted to thrive and survive. All of that being said what happened today is unacceptable.

State of Israel was formed in 1947 because of the tyranny of a Nazi, Adolf Hitler. It was meant to be the vibrant democracy springing other democracies in the Middle East. People who move there in its early days suffered but they knew they were building a future for themselves and their future generations. now we’ve come to a crossroads. Benjamin Netanyahu is under indictment. He was not able to form a government and now it’s facing you elections in a few weeks. He is so closely aligned with the current occupant of the White House that they may as well be Siamese twins. So banning to American members of Congress whatever their views goes against everything that Israel stands for.

Benjamin Netanyahu will regret this move. And when American Jewish lobby, AIPEC, a conservative organization that strives to promote Israel in every way condemned this move that’s huge. Donald Trump kills everything he touches I hope he doesn’t ruin Israel.

Donald Trump kills everything he touches I hope he doesn’t ruin Israel.

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Even AIPAC split with Netanyahu over the wisdom of Israel’s decision to bar half “the squad” from the country.

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Justice Department lawyer defends herself after viral video on child migrant treatment – NBC News Exclusive

When you have a job to do you either do it or you go home. Saying that she wasn’t well prepared to make the arguments in front of a three-judge panel makes absolutely no sense. To say that it was selective editing is not true. To post this to her friends on Facebook is appalling. I don’t care how long she’s been with the justice department she needs to apologize not only to asylum-seeking migrants and their children who are being terribly treated but to the United States of America and the community of the world. This is a disgrace. Any other countrybthat had done this would have been condemned buy another administration. Instead it’s the United States that should bow its head in shame.

This administration claims its Christian values. Truly this is what they consider Christian values?of course this is the same president that said that he did not rape this woman because she wasn’t his type. Does that mean if a woman is his type he be okay with raping her?

If this is making America great again I want nothing of it.

This is straight up child abuse, no ifs ands or buts. And you can lay this at the feet of trump who last week said he was going to do exactly this to the children coming across the border seeking rightful asylum in our country from scary situations in their home countries.

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Sarah Fabian, a career Justice Department lawyer, represented the Trump administration before the Ninth Circuit last week.

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Vatican office calls gender theory ‘confused concept’ in guide for Catholic schools – NBC News

I mean no offense to those of you of the religious persuasion. Let us not forget this is the same church that for years believed that the Earth was flat and still thinks that the Earth was created in 6 days.

And now they are define scientific study again. This time they’re affecting the lives of the lgbtqi community in ways they don’t seem to understand. Many in the community or raised under the Catholic faith and they were holding thatthe Catholic faith would walk in to the 21st Centuries with open arms. Sadly they are not. I have so many friends who are conflicted because of the doctrine of the Catholic Church. Are we supposed to believe in the precepts laid out 2,000 years ago as scientific fact?it’s mind-boggling that a church with over a billion followers and be stuck in the 15th century. I was raised as a Jew, but I no longer practice because I have seen what religion does to the world. let’s look back at history and think about the wars that were not caused by religion and you’ll see that it’s very few and far between. Honestly the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq were caused by religion and I can go on and on Century to Century listing Wars that religion brought on. Why? Why?

Even the article fron NBC says that this is basically sticking a finger in the eye of the lgbtqi community during gay pride month celebrations.

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Pope Francis’s his name is not on this document but his fingerprints are all over it.
Pope Francis celebrates the Pentecost Mass in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican on June 9
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