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October 6, 2017

Russia used fake Facebook accounts to undermine Hillary’s campaign

Filed under: Trump — furtherglory @ 11:19 am

Finally, it is revealed how the Russians helped Trump to win the election.

You can read about it in this news article: https://thinkprogress.org/russia-facebook-clinton-campaign-d6d76b2a2e82/

The following quote is from the news article:

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By meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Moscow appears to have initially aimed to plant Donald Trump in the White House. But as signs toward the end of the campaign pointed to Trump’s defeat, actors in Russia were primarily trying to hamstring Hillary Clinton’s perceived ascension to the presidency. That theme ThinkProgress detailed earlier this week by analyzing Russia’s creation of hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, pumped via ads and promotion into Americans’ feeds.

We’ve also learned that certain pages called for followers to vote for Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders, as opposed to Clinton — although those posts, especially as pertaining to Sanders, haven’t yet been revealed publicly.

Both the “Secured Borders” and “Beyond Patriotic” pages revealed by the Daily Beast were steeped in anti-Clinton rhetoric, with the latter organizing on-the-ground rallies that featured Americans chanting to “lock her up!” In one example from “Secured Borders,” the authors — referring to Clinton as “Killary” — piggy-backed on the outrage over Clinton’s comments that certain Trump supporters are “deplorables.” As the post wrote, “If Killary thinks that being American, loving your country and be concerned about ours and our children’s future is deplorable, then hell yeah count me in in that basket! [sic]”

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Based on this, I think that Trump should be kicked to the curb and Hillary should be installed as the President. The public should be completely informed about the reason for this.

What is wrong with the use of this photo by Cambridge University?

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 10:25 am

The gates of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, Poland, circa 1965. The sign above them is “Arbeit Macht Frei,” or “Work Makes You Free.” The image and words were featured on a welcome program for the Emmanuel College at Cambridge University. (Keystone/Getty Images)

The photo above is shown in this recent news article: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/cambridge-univ-school-auschwitz-image-program-article-1.3545364

I know a good photo when I see one. After all, I did win first prize in a state-wide photo contest many years ago.

The following quote is from the news article which accompanied this photo:

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Cambridge University students are confused and upset after a welcome program for one of its colleges featured an image of Auschwitz, a disturbing reminder of Nazi genocide and war crimes during the Second World War.

Cambridge News reports that students are “very upset” after glimpsing the peculiar cover art. Emmanuel College has apologized for the usage.

The image shows the gates of Auschwitz, with the slogan “arbeit macht frei” (“work makes you free”). The pamphlet was for a welcome service in the college’s chapel on Oct. 5.

The school’s dean told Cambridge News that the image was used as an “iconic image of evil” and was to be juxtaposed against a sermon highlighting evil and ways to remedy and resist it.

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A good photo should have some pure white and some pure black. This photo passes that test.

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