President-elect Donald J. Trump during a ‘thank you’ rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Friday. (photo: Doug Mills/NYT)
By Dan Rather, Dan Rather’s Facebook Page
11 December 16
Forget talking about the Trump Administration. The question now is whether this will be a Trump Putin Administration or a Putin Trump Administration.
Trump can publicly diss the findings of the CIA all he wants – itself a worrying development for a President-elect seemingly allergic to intelligence briefings. But the reality is that America’s intelligence community has found solid evidence that Russia favored electing a President Trump. Tweeting in a post-fact world doesn’t change that.
You may say, didn’t we already know this? But assessment is different from conjecture. Republican officials cannot be allowed to duck this issue. Yes some, like Lindsay Graham, are sounding the right notes on the dire need to protect our democratic institutions. We need a full and complete Congressional investigation. Damn partisan politics. Let the facts lead where they may. Let’s get to the truth, or as close to the truth as is humanly possible.
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The Orwellian dystopian world we all find ourselves in so far appears to be locked into its current course. Day is night, up is down, black is white, whatever the official narrative is, the majority of the population seems all too willing to accept it. Militarized and industrialized power centers are now more dangerous than ever as the accelerating collapse of the biosphere looms.
As the biosphere goes, so will the economic and societal systems that were built from relentless environmental looting, pillaging, and plundering. Highly toxic weather events (like those that just occurred in Australia, Kuwait, and London) continue to kill many and to put thousands more into hospitals. The most immediate nemesis we collectively face is the climate engineering/weather warfare/biological warfare atmospheric spraying assault. The weather-makers appear absolutely determined to radically cool down the land surface temperatures of the US (via jet stream manipulation and massive chemical ice nucleation) in this last month of the year. This is truly shocking given the fact that 2016 is already certain to be the warmest year ever recorded and the US just experienced it’s warmest autumn on record (breaking the previous record set only last year).
Which critical news stories did corporate media hide from the public’s view this week?
Global climate engineering operations are tearing apart the planet’s life support systems, destroying our health, and irreparably contaminating the entire biosphere. All of our lives depend on the state of the planet. The only way to effectively fight the insanity we face is to see the wider horizon clearly, to stand on solid verifiable facts, and to effectively share credible information with others. We must each do our part in the critical battle to wake the masses. https://www.facebook.com/dane.wigingt…
President Barack Obama has issued a waiver lifting restrictions on military aid sent by foreign forces in Syria, deeming it “essential to the national security interests” of the US. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has expressed concern that any weapons could end up in the hands of terrorists. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has the report.
RT correspondent Brigida Santos joins RT’s Ed Schultz to discuss the troubling discovery of Cesium-134, an isotope specific to the 2011 triple nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, which has arrived on America’s west coast for the first time. More radiation is expected over the course of the next year, scientists claim.
Statistics Professor Phillip B. Stark, Associate Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at UC Berkley, joins RT’s Ed Schultz to discuss the technical issues surrounding electoral manipulation and ballot-tampering and how to make our elections less vulnerable to the same – he predicts a move toward community-owned, auditable and transparent local voting systems and to keep paper records of every vote.
Another referendum called and another surprise referendum lost. The defeat for Italy’s pro-European Prime Minster Matteo Renzi was a coup for the so-called “alt-right” and the anti-establishment forces. CCTV’s Mariam Zaidi reports.
As populists and nationalists movements surge around the world, countries are beginning to look within themselves for solutions to issues, rather than through common agreement. To learn more about its impact, CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke with Chris Jackson,vice president at Ipsos.
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