Well, well, well.
What slimeball has Dances With Russians hocked up lately?
Donald Trump refers to Elizabeth Warren as ‘Pocahontas’ during meeting with Native Americans
The Telegraph ^ | 11/27/17 | Rozina Sabur
Posted on 11/27/2017, 4:03:03 PM by markomalley
Donald Trump has been criticised for using a racial slur during an event honouring Native American veterans.
The US president was welcoming three Navajo code talkers from the Second World War to the Oval Office on Monday afternoon when he referred to Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator, as “Pocahontas”.
During remarks praising their service, he said: “You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas. But you know what, I like you.”
Two Second World War Navajo “code talkers” stood at the podium, with a third seated in a wheelchair as Mr Trump made the remarks, which were greeted with awkward silence.
They were among 29 young volunteers from the Navajo tribe who joined the Marines in 1942 and created a secret code for the military using the Navajo language as a code.
The president has repeatedly mocked the Massachusetts senator for claims she made about being part Native American.
Having said that, I sure wish he’d call her “Fauxahontas”
To: markomalleywhich were greeted with awkward silence
I’ll bet there was even a hint of a smile on the faces of those hardened warriors.
Sadly, I don’t think this one will turn out well for Trump. Making the Pocahontas reference in front of American Indians, and highly respected Code Talkers at that, was a mistake. There was apparently a dead silence after he said that.
In short, Trump forgot the first rule of public speaking: KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE!
To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
You seem to think that the Navajo are a people without a sense of humor. Or a people who don’t understand the use of irony. They may not be much for laughing out loud, ha-ha,
“This was a day to honor them and to insert something like that, that belongs on the campaign trail, it doesn’t belong in the room when our war heroes are being honored,” Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday. Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty on Monday called Trump’s comment “deeply offensive and dangerous.”
“Pocahontas is a real person, not something that’s just made up,” Begaye continued. “This is a young lady, a Native American woman that played a critical role in the life of this nation, and to use that person in that way is unnecessary and is being culturally insensitive.”
Lastly , it’s A Bunch Of Yahoos!!
Justice Department charging Russian spies and criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion
The Washington Post ^ | 15 March 2017 | Ellen Nakashima
Posted on 3/15/2017, 9:38:37 AM by Theoria
The Justice Department is set to announce Wednesday the indictments of two Russian spies and two criminal hackers in connection with the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, marking the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials.
The indictments target two members of the Russian intelligence agency FSB, and two hackers hired by the Russians.
The charges include hacking, wire fraud, trade secret theft and economic espionage, according to officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the charges have not yet been announced. The indictments are part of the largest hacking case brought by the United States.
The charges are unrelated to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. But the move reflects the U.S. government’s increasing desire to hold foreign governments accountable for malicious acts in cyberspace.
The FBI and the Justice Department declined to comment.
The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russia, but officials have said that taking steps such as charges and imposing sanctions can be a deterrent. People also sometimes slip up and travel to a country that is able and willing to transfer them to the United States for prosecution.
To: Karl Spooner.
Russia has lots of pretty good hackers, but the fact that they’re Russian doesn’t necessarily mean they’re Russian “spies” or “officials”…. not every American criminal is an American “spy” or “official” (unless you’re a journalist with an Iranian/Russian/Chinese/etc. government news source).