Blowing Stuff Up Round-Up

The image above will link you to a youtube video about the MOAB, which military-fetish types call “mother of all bombs”. It actually stands for “massive ordinance air blast”.  Team Trumpy and their military knuckleheads are having a bang-up time right now, blowing shit up and threatening people. They don’t get to play with MOABs very often. They’re actually inefficient compared to dropping more, relatively small bombs. The brass justifies their big bang party by saying the MOAB has psychological effects that make it worth while. They really just like the super big boom. It’s really hard to listen to these people sometimes. It really is.

US drops largest ever non-nuclear bomb on Isis affiliate in Afghanistan, military says

Speaking of toxic military bullshit:

U.S.-led coalition accidentally bombs Syrian allies, killing 18

Back to Russiagate. Paul Manafort is officially nervous. He’s now pulling the Mike Flynn move of “retroactively”registering as a foreign agent. Oops. He was a foreign agent while he was head of Trumpy’s campaign. Additionally it looks like Paul received some very shady payments from Trump people right after he had to leave the campaign due to Russian ties.

Paul Manafort’s off the books funding includes $20 from Trump associates

You can feel the indictments getting ready to drop on Carter Page. And AG Jeff Sessions is getting dirtier looking by the minute.

Carter Page won’t say who brought him to Donald Trump, but we’ve confirmed it was Jeff Sessions

Investigators now have ‘concrete evidence’ of collusion between Trump camp and Russian govt

Was Trump Tower’s Russian email server really located in Carter Page’s adjacent office?

British spies were first to spot Trump team’s links with Russia

While Russiagate treason continues to unfold the Trumpy led GOPers are busy degrading the environment and exploiting our own children for profit:

DeVos Dismantles Protections On Student Loans

The violent purging of gays continues in Chechnya:

Gay men in Chechnya are being tortured and killed. More will suffer if we don’t act

We bring this up because the virulent anti-gay stance seems to run hand-in-hand with far-Right authoritarianism. Here’s an excellent piece on the long history of fascist in the Republican Party:

Even Before Trump, The Republican Party Was Reluctant To Push Out Nazi-Linked Officials

For some bright side– here’s a good piece on where the Left should be pushing economic policy discussion. Something other than the constantly chasing growth economy:

Finally, a breakthrough alternative to growth economics – the doughnut

Oh, and if an airline is trying to drag your ass off a plane, I wouldn’t try this, but maybe:

Jiu-jitsu masters show how to defend against United Airlines staff

And BuzzFeed gets the the gold star today:

BuzzFeed Had an Actual Potato Hosting Sean Spicer’s Press Briefing

And here’s video of a racing drone with a razor cutting up fruit in slow motion. Why not?:



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