The Global Security News: Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (99 sites): 1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: This is pathetic even for Donald Trump

Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share




A pathetic defense strategy emerged among Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters after Trump tweeted Sunday that four Congresswomen, all of who are U.S. citizens and all but one of who were born in America, should “go back” to the “countries” where “they originally came from.” The strategy involves arguing that Trump’s offensive statement is not racist because it supposedly doesn’t fit the word’s definition.




For example, Fox News’ Brit Hume tweeted Monday morning: “Trump’s ‘go back’ comments were nativist, xenophobic, counterfactul and politically stupid. But they simply do not meet the standard definition of racist, a word so recklessly flung around these days that its actual meaning is being lost.” He then tweeted a link to Merriam-Webster’s entry, which he identifies as “my standard definition of racism.” However, Hume instructs his followers only to “note definition 1,” conveniently brushing aside definitions 2 and 3 because they do not help his argument.




This dictionary strategy requires us to consider Trump’s words in a strictly intellectual manner. If his words fail to pass a definitional test (as interpreted by a Trump loyalist), then we are apparently required to avoid calling Trump a racist and repress any natural feelings such words elicit regardless of their label. Soon after Hume’s tweets, Merriam-Webster weighed in, noting a caveat included in the definition’s usage notes, which Hume ignored. The caveat warns against relying on a dictionary definition “for settling disputes,” such as when “discussing concepts like racism,” noting that “quoting from a dictionary is unlikely to either mollify or persuade the person with whom one is arguing.”



So, if people like Hume want to play the definitions game, where should they look? A good place would be the law. No defense attorney would argue that although a client’s actions constitute murder under the state criminal code, a jury must acquit because some dictionary definition appears to say otherwise. Senator Tim Kaine looked at the law and then proceeded to shut down this pathetic defense strategy. Kaine directed our attention to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) guidance on federal discrimination laws, which cites “go back to where you came from” as a prime example of “potentially unlawful conduct” that violates civil rights. In this case, Trump’s own government has told us all we need to know.



The post This is pathetic even for Donald Trump appeared first on Palmer Report.

Palmer Report

1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites)

Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (99 sites)

The Global Security News


Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share
  •  
    1
    Share
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

The Global Security News: 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Has South Korea Become A State Sponsor Of Terrorism? – OpEd

Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Japan Confronts South Korea on Suspicious Transactions of Hydrogen Fluoride

A week ago, Japan announced tighter controls on exports of certain high-tech materials to South Korea. The South Korean government and media, responding unusually quickly and hysterically to the announcement, called it an economic reprisal against the Koreans and started fuming about Japan at the national level.

As the dispute spiraled, Japan’s PM Abe clarified the issue, referring specifically to South Korea’s “improper handling” of the hydrogen fluoride (HF) gases imported from Japan, and said Japan had to take necessary steps “for reasons of security and safety.”

Abe’s diplomatic remarks carried clear demands for documented transparency from the South Korean government regarding the domestic transactions of the imported HF gases.

All that South Korea needs to do is to provide Japan with details of where the HF gases have been used, and the matter can be put to rest. Instead, South Korea framed Japan’s cautious measures as an act of “economic retaliation for political gains” and tried to brush the real cause of the dispute under the rug. But that is a grave mistake.

Disappearance of Imported Hydrogen Fluoride Gases

What is the nature of the dispute? HF gases are strategic materials since they are essential for the process of extracting enriched uranium (U235) in centrifuges, and fine-grained U235 (85% or higher) becomes weapons-grade nuclear material.

HF gases are handled in special metal tanks and, as sensitive strategic material, their imports and exports require government approval and transaction records. Japan has every reason to be concerned about the transaction records of HF gases exported to South Korea since Japan lives under direct threats of North Korea’s nuclear missiles.

South Korea’s import of Japanese HF gases sharply rose in 2017 and 2018 after Moon Jae-in took office (e.g. 25,003 tons in 2016 to 32,410 tons in 2017 to 38,339 tons in 2018). Yet, the imported HF gases are mostly unaccounted for, and some of the South Korean trading companies that imported them also disappeared without a trace.

Japan’s remarks on the issue implied that a rogue state, like North Korea or Syria, had access to the materials. Abe will not issue a statement of this magnitude without evidence that backs it. South Korea’s immature response amplifies the suspicions that Mr. Moon was caught with the smoking gun. Siegfried Hecker of Stanford University visited North Korea in 2010 and already saw the Yongbyon nuclear facilities running thousands of centrifuges to extract enriched U235.

In 2017 the US Department of State re-designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. What will become of South Korea if it is proven that Seoul handed HF gases over to Pyongyang?

The Future of Japan-South Korea Relations

Evidently, South Korea drags itself deep into the mud and appears to have no insight about the dynamics of the international relations surrounding the Korean Peninsula. After declaring 2017 as the inaugural year of his successful “socialist revolution” in South Korea and takeover of power, Mr. Moon started off by strengthening ties with North Korea, on one hand, and alienating Japan, on the other hand.

As Moon has not hesitated to invoke political confrontation and even military tension with Japan, the Japan-South Korea relation has become the worst it has been in decades. South Korea’s “improper handling” of imported HF gases came amidst spiraling conflicts between the two nations. This time, Japan looks different and does not appear to let go of it without South Korea paying the price for their misconduct.

As the US-China trade war deepens, the US needs more support from allies, and the role of allies in the region gets ever greater. In May, Japan quietly celebrated the new emperor, and the incumbent “Tenno” officially declared a new epoch for Japan. Although much of the coronation is symbolic, its significance for Japan as a nation should not be underestimated. The advent of a new emperor signifies a new chapter in Japanese history. Japan wants to regain its might, and Abe is now getting the call from the recent paradigm shift in the regional dynamics

Signs of psychological change in Japan are already on the way: The anti-Korean sentiment has risen to a worrisome level not seen since WWII (e.g. Korean-Japanese professors not assigned classes, Korean-Japanese applicants denied bank loans, Korean-Japanese officials demoted or re-assigned to unpopular posts). Racial flames of this sort are hard to control once started, and the domestic sentiment is naturally echoed in the diplomatic relations of the two countries. This, some believe, may lead to a Japan-South Korea trade war that mirrors the ongoing US-China trade war in its essence: an elimination game.

The US position is remarkably calm despite the devastating nature of the dispute surrounding HF gases: It is an issue that “the two nations should resolve through diplomacy,” and “the US will not mediate.” However, the American silence foreshadows their policy for the region in the coming days. It is also possible, as some speculate, that the US first found evidence of illicit supplies of HF gases from Seoul to Pyongyang, then warned Japan about it. If true, that’s even more damaging to South Korea.

How can their broken relations be mended? Unfortunately, the future doesn’t look bright. Moon Jae-in and his cabal are just a bunch of Neanderthals unable to live in the modern time. Moon voided and reversed many of the major agreements with Japan signed by his predecessors and ignited racial tension and national hostility against Japan. What comes next, then, is a natural reaction to his foolish and mindless provocations.

As the first step in repairing their relations with Japan, the South Koreans must remove Moon from power. However, it is a pro-Beijing and pro-Pyongyang faction that has run South Korea for 30 years, and the deep-rooted cabal recruited media moguls, former cabinet members, corporate execs, university presidents, and military brass as members. Thus, the next president will most likely be another member of the cabal or someone tapped by them.

South Korea really needs new leaders committed to bringing the country back from power abuse and abysmal mismanagement.

*Max S. Kim received his PhD in cognitive science
from Brandeis University and taught at the University of Washington and
the State University of New York at Albany. Besides his own field of
profession, he occasionally writes on regional affairs of the East Asia,
including the two Koreas.

Eurasia Review

1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites)

The Global Security News


Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Fort Hamilton Brooklyn” – Google News: Bullseye! Capital Region locals aim to chop down stigma of axe throwing – The Daily Gazette

Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Bullseye! Capital Region locals aim to chop down stigma of axe throwing  The Daily Gazette

COLONIE — Mark Mirasol and Kristyn Muller sat at the front desk of 1865 Central Ave. wearing pajama bottoms, but they weren’t late to work. In fact, they arrived …

“Fort Hamilton Brooklyn” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)


Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites): The FBI News Review: Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): “political crimes” – Google News: Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Job – The New York Times

Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Feedly Logo
July 18, 2019
Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): “political crimes” – Google News: Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Job – The New York Times
Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Saved Stories – Michael Novakhov on Twitter: Mugger Trump, go back to Germany, you Nazi Pig! pic.twitter.com/gT71g3nvUR (mikenov on Twitter) michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/mugger-t… pic.twitter.com/mF1ATZmtQM
Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Saved Stories – Michael Novakhov on Twitter: Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner channel3000.com/news/politics/…
Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Saved Stories – Michael Novakhov on Twitter: Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner – Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠ – In 50 Brief Posts – 7:57 PM 7/18/2019 trumpandtrumpism.com/2019/07/18/jud…
Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Saved Stories – Michael Novakhov on Twitter: The biggest hole in prosecutors’ presentation appears to have been the lack of testimony from Flynn – Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner channel3000.com/news/politics/…

Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): “political crimes” – Google News: Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Job – The New York Times

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
President Trump is expected to name Eugene Scalia as his next secretary of labor, according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision, tapping the son of the former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for a position with vast responsibility over the American work force.
Read More

Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Saved Stories – Michael Novakhov on Twitter: Mugger Trump, go back to Germany, you Nazi Pig! pic.twitter.com/gT71g3nvUR (mikenov on Twitter) michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/mugger-t… pic.twitter.com/mF1ATZmtQM

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
Mugger Trump, go back to Germany, you Nazi Pig! pic.twitter.com/gT71g3nvUR (mikenov on Twitter) michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/mugger-t… pic.twitter.com/mF1ATZmtQM Posted by
Read More

Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Saved Stories – Michael Novakhov on Twitter: Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner channel3000.com/news/politics/…

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner channel3000.com/news/politics/… Posted by mikenov on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 10:11pm Saved Stories – Michael Novakhov on Twitter
Read More

Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Saved Stories – Michael Novakhov on Twitter: Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner – Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠ – In 50 Brief Posts – 7:57 PM 7/18/2019 trumpandtrumpism.com/2019/07/18/jud…

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner – Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠ – In 50 Brief Posts – 7:57 PM 7/18/2019 trumpandtrumpism.com/2019/07/18/jud…
Read More

Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Saved Stories – Michael Novakhov on Twitter: The biggest hole in prosecutors’ presentation appears to have been the lack of testimony from Flynn – Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner channel3000.com/news/politics/…

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
The biggest hole in prosecutors’ presentation appears to have been the lack of testimony from Flynn – Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner channel3000.com/news/politics/…
Read More
Feeling mobile? Get the Feedly app and read on the go
GooglePlay Store App

The FBI News Review

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites)


Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Midwood Brooklyn” – Google News: Brooklyn building manager denies faulty roof alarm is to blame for tragedy of little boy thrown from 7th story – PIX11 New York

Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Brooklyn building manager denies faulty roof alarm is to blame for tragedy of little boy thrown from 7th story  PIX11 New York

BROOKLYN — When PIX11 returned to 2425 Nostrand Avenue, seeking more information about the tragedy of a 20-year-old mentally ill man throwing his little …

“Midwood Brooklyn” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)


Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Madison Brooklyn” – Google News: A sound bath may give you mental clarity, an epiphany or a good nap – Fox5NY

Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

A sound bath may give you mental clarity, an epiphany or a good nap  Fox5NY

Inside a ballroom in the basement of a posh hotel in Brooklyn, sound therapists and husband and wife Alex Falk and Sara Auster demonstrated for us some …

“Madison Brooklyn” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)


Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Saved Stories – None: 12:46 PM 7/18/2019 – M.N.: Orally fixated, overfed, IQ 65-95 (at best) JUVENILES, including The Juvenile In Chief: “Send Her Back”! Zend everyone back! Give America back to Indians! Pack your bags! Schnelle! Schnelle!

Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
from The Trump Investigations Blog by Michael Novakhov – Review Of News And Opinions.

Image result for 'Send Her Back' Rally

12:46 PM 7/18/2019


M.N.: Orally fixated, overfed, IQ 65-95 (at best) JUVENILES, including The Juvenile In Chief: “Send Her Back”! 


Zend everyone back! Give America back to Indians! Pack your bags! Schnelle! Schnelle!

‘Send Her Back’ Rally – Google Search

1 Share
Story image for 'Send Her Back' Rally from The New York Times

At Trump Rally, Chants of ‘Send Her Back‘ as President Attacks Liberals

The New York Times27 minutes ago
GREENVILLE, N.C. — President Trump road-tested his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen on Wednesday, casting them as avatars of …
Story image for 'Send Her Back' Rally from The Atlantic

Send Her Back‘: The Bigoted Rallying Cry of Trump 2020

The Atlantic5 hours ago
Like “lock her up,” the chant that Trump rally-goers directed at Hillary Clinton in 2016, “send her back” is poised to travel the country with the …
Story image for 'Send Her Back' Rally from NBCNews.com

After House rejects ‘stupid’ impeachment, Trump fuels rally crowd …

NBCNews.com9 hours ago
The crowd broke into a chant of “Send her back!” As the Constitution requires of members of the House, all four of them are U.S. citizens, and all …

Saved Stories – None


Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Saved Stories – None: Judge rejects bail for financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein – USA TODAY

Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share


Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): mikenov on Twitter: Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner – Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠ – In 50 Brief Posts – 7:57 PM 7/18/2019 trumpandtrumpism.com/2019/07/18/jud…

Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner – Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠ – In 50 Brief Posts – 7:57 PM 7/18/2019 trumpandtrumpism.com/2019/07/18/jud…


Posted by

mikenov
on Friday, July 19th, 2019 12:00am

mikenov on Twitter

Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites)


Spread the news
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share