Canada is not "a melting pot in which the individuality of each element is destroyed in order to produce a new and totally different element. It is rather a garden into which have been transplanted the hardiest & brightest flowers from many lands" #JohnDiefenbaker PM 1957-'63
In 1963 Lester Pearson's Liberals defeated Diefenbaker. Liberals introduced official bilingualism & biculturalism. Diefenbaker strongly opposed the idea of Canadians melting into the English or French cultures. He preferred multiculturalism a term coined by Professor Paul Yuzk.
Yuzk's parents, Cdn pioneers, born in #Ukraine Yuzyk is claimed by 2 provinces #SK & #MB Winnipeg is where he authored "The Ukrainians in Manitoba: A Social History." Diefenbaker appointed him to the Senate & promoted Yuzyk's concept of #multicuturalismusask.ca/diefenbaker/bi…
France's Macron to raise hunger striker Oleg Sentsov in call with Putin
Shame on US. Republicans including @RandPaul & Trump himself keep meeting with the Kremlin & not a single one mentioned Russia’s outrageous jailing of hostages from Crimea & Ukraine. reuters.com/article/us-fra…
First photos of filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, day 88 into a hungry strike protest to free dozens of other hostages from Ukraine held in Russian prisons. Oleg was arrested in Crimea, sentenced to 20yrs in a Stalinist show trial. (Background reading @mashagessennewyorker.com/news/our-colum…)
Why was Andrea Chalupa so excited about #Manafort resigning and how did she know he was going to face an investigation? Also, Alexandra Chalupa was working for the @DNC and Clinton campaign but claimed to have never done op-ed research, oh and look Isakoff again #ManafortTrial
Here's the interview she's bragging about would certainly seem Chalupa was working directly with #Ukraine during the election. Odd as she still isn't listed with FARA. yahoo.com/news/paul-mana…
Why would Alexandra Chalupa say she never did op-ed research but yet her sister excitedly tells everyone on her BCC email that she deserves the credit? cnn.com/2017/07/14/pol…
ICYMI Senator Rand Paul is in Moscow meeting with Russian lawmakers. Russian press reports he has invited Russian lawmakers to Washington. RIA | Reuters reuters.com/article/us-usa…
Senator @RandPaul wouldn't answer BBC reporter asking if it was right to be in Russia just days after US intel chiefs warned of ongoing Russian threat to US elections. Paul seen here announcing he invited Russian Foreign Relations lawmakers to DC & chatting with infamous Kislyak.
2/ Invest in MEDIA LITERACY + RESILIENCE/discernment for news consumers - how to spot both individual items of synthetic media (e.g. via visible anomalies such as mouth distortion often present in current deepfakes) as well as develop approaches to assessing image credibility
1. When Russia attacked #Ukraine I saw it coming. Obama angered Putin by cruising two Naval war ships off of Sochi during Olympics. The soon to be grounded USS Taylor, an obsolete Perry frigate, and the command ship the USS White Plains. The @DeptofDefense has great weapons
2. but is completely unarmed when it comes to propaganda defense. I watched the Ukraine Maidan and saw that Russia was getting ready to invade. I did what I could to fight Russian propaganda but without competent @CIA@DefenseIntel capability the Russians just rolled into Ukraine
3. and are still there. We need to wall Russia out of our internet. The @NSAGov can put switches on each entry point for Russian packets. It will take time and there will be cracks but the blocking of all Russian internet traffic must be strategic goal of the US @DeptofDefense.
Trump Administration "is not considering supporting a referendum in the eastern Ukraine. The Minsk Agreements are the process for resolving the conflict in the Donbas, and these agreements do not include any option for referendum," says NSC Spokesman, Garrett Marquis.
"Furthermore, to organize a so-called referendum in a part of Ukraine which is not under government control would have no legitimacy," adds NSC spokesman.
Let's review some facts: Putin invaded eastern #Ukraine's Donbas region to punish Ukraine for ousting his puppet Yanukovych. 10000+ dead, 1.7 million Ukrainians left Donbas as a result of war & occupation. How Soviet—Putin wants a referendum after Donbas is cleansed of Ukrainians
Now that Russia drained Eastern Ukraine of 2 million Ukrainians and local resources, Putin proposes a “referendum” to Trump at Helsinki summit. Maybe Putin’s tired of funding the criminal fiefdoms his invasion established. I’ll never forget how they desecrated the ruins of MH17.
Guessing these two are on Muellers immunity list
Company A- Podesta Group/Anthony Podesta
Company B- Mercury LLC/Vin Weber (one of Romney's foreign policy advisors)
Anyway both "forgot to file" until 2017 then magically did within a week of each other for their #Ukraine work.
Or it could be the four individual's + Podesta that did all worked for #Ukraine good old Vin is still in business after all, so those names would be less exciting. Doubt it though as these guys are already employed at other firms. ALSO filed in 2017 #muhRussia
Note that Tony and Vin signed those contracts on the exact same day. #Ukraine
In September 2016, @KellyannePolls told Trump he couldn't get elected if he kept claiming @POTUS44 was born in Kenya--as he had 67x on Twitter over 6yrs. So Trump gave a press conference saying he believed Obama was born in the US, gave no explanation, took no questions.
Trump has since walked that back.
Remember at the Inaugural luncheon where he paid tribute to @HillaryClinton and all she has done for America and asked those in attendance to applaud her?
Trump soon walked that back as well & has directed his DOJ to investigate her again.
Everyone knows Trump lies, that he has always lied and that he believes his own lies.
Trump lied repeatedly at the #HelsinkiSummit presser. He also told his truth--that Russia didn't attack our 2016 election.There is videotape of the live broadcast which the whole world saw.
Mueller didn’t identify the FIVE witnesses who ROLLED on Manafort👉🏼have NOT been charged and would plead the Fifth & remain silent unless granted #immunity (they got a VERY good deal). Their names will be made public only if they are called to testify.🤔 2/
1. READ TODAY'S TRANSCRIPT.
THE PURPOSE OF TODAY'S MEETING seems to be that USA & RUSSIA are the LEADERS of the WORLD bc of nuclear dominance.
PUTIN KEEPS TALKING ABOUT OUR PARTNERSHIP - FUCK NNNNOOOOO npr.org/2018/07/16/629…
2. DISTURBING AF.
can CLEARLY tell that PUTIN threatening DT w/his "reminders"&outlines HIS DEMANDS
DT GAVE UP MORE than suspected. HANDING OVER OUR SOVEREIGNTY
USA DOES NOT ANSWER TO PUTIN. CALL YOUR MOCS NOW
Putin says security - stability...all this SHIT IS HIS OWN DOING
3. READ THE TRANSCRIPT OF PUTINS SPEECH -
HOLY FUCKING HELL HE IS LYING ABOUT ALL OF THIS - TRUMP HANDED OVER THE USA TO PUTIN.
IMPEACH THIS BASTARD. TREASON COMPLETE AND THEN SOME.
#Putin now on Channel one gives interview on #HelsinkiSummit, says he agreed with Trump to continue working at the expert level on some of the "new ideas that there are on how to fix conflict in east of #Ukraine."
#Putin after having studied #Trump today: @realDonaldTrump can listen, but keeps his own opinion on many issues" adds many mistakingly call his approach that of businessman but he is acting as a pure politician because he is very much catering to his base, his constituency.
#Putin on #JCPOA:It’s the tool to guarantee nuclear non-proliferation across the region.#Iran one of the most controllable countries by #IAEA.We understnd #Trump’s position,he was saying IRN should stop destructive regional policies. But this[approach]shouldnt lead to nixing deal
#Putin's opening to this press conference suggests the takeover of southern #Syria by Asad/Iran is a model of U.S.-Russia cooperation that should be expanded, and flatters Trump that his summit with Kim [which Putin very much liked the look of] resolved the Korean Peninsula.
On #Ukraine, Putin hints broadly that the U.S. agrees with him that Kyiv's intransigence prevented Minsk's implementation, and then carefully lets it be known Trump brought up the election meddling, an assist to Trump politically, before of course dismissing it.
Trump frames engagement around U.S.-Russian co-operation in WW2, notes that unfortunate Cold War business, then says: "Our relationship has never been worse ... that changed as of about four hours ago." Says he is being politically brave to do what's right. Lambastes media + Dems
3. #Putin & #Trump will be meet face-to-face around noon (1pm #Moscow time). The leaders have at least 3 hours scheduled for themselves after which they will proceed to another room for working lunch in a broader format with ministers and advisers.