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At least there is some good news -

 

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Germany banned a far-right group on Thursday and police in 10 states raided the homes of 21 of its most senior members, the interior minister said, stepping up a crackdown on anti-Semitic organizations after deadly attacks by racist gunmen.

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said he had banned "United German Peoples and Tribes", the first such action against a group with links to the Reichsbuerger - "Reich Citizens" - network that claims allegiance to the pre-war German Reich.

"Right-wing extremism, racism and anti-Semitism are being fought relentlessly even in times of crisis," Seehofer said in a statement, adding that the group had engaged in "verbal militancy" against civil servants and their families.

Germany stepped up monitoring of far-right groups and sympathizers after a shooting rampage at shisha bars near Frankfurt last month by a racist gunman who shot dead nine people and attacks in October by an anti-Semitic gunman in the city of Halle that killed two.

The domestic intelligence agency last week stepped up its monitoring of a radical wing of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and the agency's chief said that right-wing extremism was the biggest threat to German democracy.

 

 

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@El Jeffo remind you of anyone?

 

Estonian 13 year old was leader of online Nazi group

 

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He called himself “Commander” online. He was a leader of an international neo-Nazi group linked to plots to attack a Las Vegas synagogue and detonate a car bomb at a major U.S. news network.

He was 13 years old.

The boy who led Feuerkrieg Division lived in Estonia and apparently cut ties with the group after authorities in that tiny Baltic state confronted him earlier this year, according to police and an Estonian newspaper report.

Harrys Puusepp, spokesman for the Estonian Internal Security Service, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the police agency “intervened in early January because of a suspicion of danger” and “suspended this person’s activities in” Feuerkrieg Division.

 

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Finally, it is proven that Russia meddled in the 2016 election -

 

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In "Key Judgments," the 2017 analysis said, "We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election. Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary (Hillary) Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump."

 

Bipartisan Senate report is out

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Sub Dom hankers for Daddy as Keir kills him with kindness

 

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Starmer doesn’t just beat his opponents with his forensic intelligence – it’s always helpful to have a party leader who can hold more than one thought in his head at any one time – but with politeness. The nicer he is being to you, the more trouble you know you are in. Even a shouty, ranty Keir might have been difficult for Raab to see off, given the government’s record on handling the coronavirus. But against a Keir who is the epitome of icy calm with the total mastery of his brief, he had no chance.

 

First up, Dom was asked to explain Boris’s use of the phrase “our apparent success” in his return to Downing Street statement on Monday. Our mortality rates had already cruised past the chief scientific adviser’s hoped-for maximum of 20,000 deaths and the UK was still in lockdown from the first wave of the disease. By what criteria could that be judged an apparent success?

 

A bead of sweat formed on Raab’s forehead. It was bad enough having to deal with his own fuck-ups, let alone those made by his boss. So he just mumbled something about how things could have been worse – hell, we could all have died – and then made the classic error of insisting it was far too early to make international comparisons. If the UK had the death rates per head of population of Germany and South Korea we would be shouting about it from the rooftops on a daily basis. And rightly so.

The Guardian actually used 'fuck-ups' :lol:

 

I almost felt sorry for Raab... OK, I didn't :D How can anyone leave a total dipstick like him in charge of the British government

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Even though the Guardian is not a Tory mouthpiece, that piece really opens up the inability of the Tories to deal with anyone with some intelligence..

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2 hours ago, Wulfrun said:

He's the best of a bad bunch. Sub Dom hankers for Daddy as Keir kills him with kindness

 

The Guardian actually used 'fuck-ups' :lol:

 

I almost felt sorry for Raab... OK, I didn't :D How can anyone leave a total dipstick like him in charge of the British government

He's the best of a bad bunch. Pritti would probably lose  it, JRM is a past master of pulling strings from behind and not being directly in the line of fire, Gove knows he would be no match and as for the rest, inexperienced or just plain numpties.

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Funniest thing you'll see all day. How Democratic candidates run in Tennessee. 

 

 

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