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Sergey Gladysh

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It was reported previously on The Duran that MoveOn – a George Soros controlled NGO, is behind the organization of anti-Trump protests across the country. As the protests continue, however, Craigslist has become an important recruitment tool for some of these organizers, and here is what it reveals:

Fight the Trump Agenda! We’re hiring Full-Time Organizers 15/hr! – reads a Craigslist ad from Washington CAN in Seattle. Activists are promised Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Holidays, and Leave of Absence.

Washington CAN claims to be the state’s oldest and largest grassroots non-profit with over 35 years of organizational experience. It is unclear whether it has any direct ties to Soros’s MoveOn, but it certainly wouldn’t be a wild assumption to make under the circumstances.

In another instance, a Craigslist ad exposed paid Anti-Trump protesters being recruited for a staged event in Los Angeles. And this time the Soros link is quite clear and in the open. TruthFeed reports:

In this case, a Craigslist ad in Los Angeles shows that activists are wanted to block traffic in the heavy traffic intersection of Highlands and Hollywood.

Here’s an example of a Soros employee literally “posing” as a protester. Not all that “grass roots.”

Obviously, no one is disputing the fact that there are millions of people unhappy with the election results. Neither is there any doubt that thousands across the the country are protesting genuinely out of emotion and desire to express their discontent. What’s important is that these people realize that they are playing right into the hands of an establishment agenda that doesn’t have America’s best interests in mind.

The election is over and we have a clear winner. The losing side has conceded, admitting that the election was fair and calling for a peaceful transition of power. For all the smart folks out there this is a clear indication that it’s time to go home, back to school, back to work, back to your daily routine and stop trying to prolong the division and hate that has been eating away at this country for far too long.

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THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084
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THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084

President Trump must sign an extradition treaty with Vladamir Putin to turn over George Soros to the Russian Federation for his war crimes and subversion against the Russian Federation. Let the Russian deal with the Soros clan.

lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)
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lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

Dude, there is not arrest warrant in Russia for Soros, that’s a myth created on a fake news site.

The LIEberal Media ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ
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be that as it may, we can always motive Putin to do so..
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Dr Peter Lines
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Dr Peter Lines

Perhaps the anti-Trump “protesters” should be provided with brown shirts

Zeroed Out
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Zeroed Out

Or they should be told that they’re not allowed to exercise their 1st Amendment rights. Let’s get ’em!

Anagke
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Anagke

Nobody’s taking their rights of freedom of speech. The freedom of assembly on the other hand, has limitations and a permit is required for an assembly in public areas.

MadnessIsMadness
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MadnessIsMadness

Freedom of assembly should not require a permit, and I imagine that requiring a permit is unconstitutional. However, I’m going to go read the Constitution to see if I am correct on that, but fairly certain that I am.

disqus_WdlC4CTkUb
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disqus_WdlC4CTkUb

Destruction of public and private property is not one of the things they are allowed to do under the protection of the First Amendment.

Bergolts
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Bergolts

The old bastard is on his last legs .There’s a limit to Zionism.

Anagke
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Anagke

He has a son who’s also into the business.

Steffo Erikson
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Steffo Erikson

Seems like the Special Snowflakes cant take reality once more

Sele
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Sele

Isn´t it funny? They did this in the middle east and called it arab spring. Then they did this in Ukraina. And now they do it in their own country. Profits profits profits…

Rulke55
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Rulke55

Prove this is what happened in Ukraine without using a Russian source. Because all I saw were the people amassing because the police resorted to disgusting brutality.

Sele
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Sele

Just look who profits the most and you know who did it. Just look at Turkey, Erdogan did the coup himself and now he acts like god.

Rulke55
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Rulke55

Just because they benefitted does not mean it wasn’t a proper protest. The police in Ukraine went too far and for it people were hurt and injured or worse killed. This was before Russia even went in.

Anagke
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Anagke

What are you talking about? Those so called peaceful protesters were full of aggressive individuals. The Berkut were put on hold up until the last minute, and then it was already too late. Instead of being used to bring order, the Berkut were used as a living wall which was slowly retreating while being attacked by all kinds of rubble and Molotov’s. Naturally those poor guys made up a big part of the patients in hospitals at that time.

Rulke55
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Rulke55

I saw the clips and how the Berkut acted against peaceful demonstrators in Maiden Square. Most of these people had never even protested before, the Berkut showed they were pretty much hired thugs.

Terry Ross
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Terry Ross

The clips I saw of “peaceful protesters” had them armed with chains, clubs, molotov cocktails, trebuchets, crossbows and handguns.They were even driving earth moving equipment into the lines of unarmed police. There were many police set on fire and critically burned by these napalm -like firebombs. This is apart from later clips I saw where the opposition were armed with sniper rifles and firing from above at both protesters and police. BTW: Don’t bother with reply as its obvious you are trolling and I do not have the patience to argue the case for such a well documented assault on… Read more »

Rulke55
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Rulke55

The Berkut were not unarmed they were using clubs and such before the protesters were even armed.

Anagke
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Anagke

The protests may have started with peaceful individuals like some idealistic students, but soon they were full of scum and vandals. Yes, the Berkut were used in the beginning to stop those riots by force. But at that time the rioters were already out of hand and misbehaving themselves. The president and his security council thought that by using the Berkut a few times would be enough for the people to go home. And that was their biggest mistake: waiting and hoping everything would be over by itself. They should have pressed down and destroyed those riots from the start.… Read more »

Inquiring Mind
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Inquiring Mind

Funny, all I saw were banderite fascists shooting protester and police alike from the Hotel Ukraina.

Guy
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Guy

“Prove this is what happened in Ukraine without using a Russian source”
No sense arguing , if you don’t know who instigated the color revolution in the Ukraine .You need to do some research real bad.Start with Victoria Nuland and also you might want to browse this one

http://www.globalresearch.ca/25-recent-events-in-ukraine-the-u-s-wants-you-to-forget/5393572
Get back to me if you want more links unless you are not serious about finding out the real facts on the ground , that stated the civil war in the Ukraine.

Rulke55
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Rulke55

I am focused on the events in Maiden Square that is not mentioned there.

Rulke55
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Rulke55

Again the initial protest in Maiden Square was the students and when the Berkut grew violent this was before the sniper fire this was in the square. When the Berkut grew violent then people not protesting the Government choice joined. Even if the aftermath was a false flag as you claim, the manifesto made a promise, the people protested and the Berkut turned the protest into violence.

Guy
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Guy

Not going to go any further on this with you . You know that old saying ,you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink .

Rulke55
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Rulke55

You are referring after the violence In Maiden Square started. The protests were over broken manifestos promise that had got him elected. Whatever happened next does not negate the fact the protests were perfectly in their right to occupy the Square and when Berkut began the violence which they did before it was forced to move then others joined who had not been interested in the election.

Rulke55
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Rulke55

So basically the elected leader should ignore manifestos protests which triggered the protest? Okay dokay.

polfilmblog
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Unclear!!!! You haven’t done the fucking journalism.

“It is unclear whether it has any direct ties to Soros’s MoveOn, but it certainly wouldn’t be a wild assumption to make under the circumstances.”

Get back to me when you uncover the nefarious plot.

Under the moon light
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Under the moon light

Soros leaks,wikileaks and project veritas nuff said

Inquiring Mind
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Inquiring Mind

LMAO…I’ll bet you weren’t saying that while Clinton and the MSM were hatching all their nefarious plots.

George Ward
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George Ward

It is hard to believe much on the internet now

Zeroed Out
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Zeroed Out

When are people going to realize that fake news is everywhere… no side is innocent… and this is a perfect example.

lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)
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lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

Sorry kid, but these ads are indeed on Craigslist.
You can search for them yourself.

Zeroed Out
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Zeroed Out

First… I’m nowhere near being a kid. lol And second… so what if it’s on Craigslist? Have they been CONFIRMED as being real? Has anyone called the numbers and then become a part of it to expose them? I could make a CL ad right now calling for “Trump Supporters Who Want to Kick Out All the N****rs”… and attribute it to Rudy Guliani… but that doesn’t mean it’s real.

lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)
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lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

Fine, go check MoveOn.org… they are recruiting there.

That is run by Soros himself

Zeroed Out
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Zeroed Out

Well, yeah… I’m fully aware of that… but that’s just for recruiting. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t see anywhere that says people who sign up to protest are being paid to do so. I guess I could sign up and then asked to be paid… and see what they say. lol A lot of people were also recruited to stand up against the government when those ranchers were being threatened… and rightfully so… but that doesn’t mean they were being paid, either. It’s really weird to me how people always assume that people are being paid in… Read more »

Under the moon light
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Under the moon light

no offense but your either in denial or delusional! Soros Leaks,Project Veritas and Wikileaks all proof that they pay protestors to push their liberal agendas. Also their are businesses which actually go online and push certain agendas through comments. Stop drinking the koolaid.

Soros leaks show he paid millions to push voilent black lives matter. He has started voilent agendas all over the world. I gave you the sources now all you have to do is read.

john vieira
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john vieira

Do not waste your time. That is why things are as they are. There are people all over that NEVER had a life…believe that the ‘media’ does not lie, that people are honest and truthful…Hillary cannot lie, she was Sec. of State…The fact is, even if these are legitimate unpaid protestors, they are ‘still’ idiots and retards…because they are protesting against the “DEMOCRACY” they claim to espouse.

Wendy
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Wendy

How so? America isn’t a true democracy. If it was, Hillary would be our next president.

Inquiring Mind
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Inquiring Mind

So how much did the Ukrainian protesters get? Was there a signup bonus for trained snipers?

Under the moon light
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Under the moon light

Soros leaks,wiki leaks and project veritas is all the proof you need. But yes, people actually have called numbers on some of the ads and it has been valid numbers for paid protesting.

Wendy
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Wendy

… as reported where? On the fake news sites?

Inquiring Mind
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Inquiring Mind

Oh, so all of a sudden you demand to see proof of accusations? How cute.

L. Crass, Deplorable
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L. Crass, Deplorable

The ads are real, liar.

Zeroed Out
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Zeroed Out

The ads are real, yes. What is fake… or unproven… is the validity of their content. If I made an ad saying that I would pay for racism by Trump supporters, that would be real, too. You want to call me a liar… sure… that’s mature. But first, read my other responses… and then prove to me that their CONTENT is real and factual. Has anyone tested the numbers and asked for those persons? Has anyone pretended to want one of the “jobs” and then gotten a paycheck to expose them? Thank about it, man… not only are they offering… Read more »

Under the moon light
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Under the moon light

If you can proof all the ads are fake than go ahead otherwise go back to your brainwashed lonely place.

john vieira
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john vieira

Do not take the bait, leave the nitwits to ponder the finer points…as I said two posts above it is inconsequential….

Wendy
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Wendy

Can your prove any of them are legitimate? If not, perhaps you’re brainwashed.

art
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art

so they paying these protesters ? from a company recruiting on GRIEG LIST ?
so where are these people cashing these checks ?
so police can trace all these actions to this “COMPANY” to pay for the DAMAGES ?
and the city can get REIMBURSED for the OVERTIME PAY of the POLICING
so do can the Property owners sue this “COMPANY” and get some restitution,RIGHT !

John Davis
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John Davis

WAKE UP! SEARCH! I’m seeing these ads everywhere! They are getting away with it because we need to keep exposing them!!!!!!

Julie Lovesmacaws
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Julie Lovesmacaws

Whats really bad, is that hillary should be stepping up and putting a stop to it, if she loved her country and the people in it, she would, for the good of the country and safety of many innocent lives, which isnt her agenda. We all know she doesnt do the right thing, so THATS out the window. She is basking in the hatred these people are showing toward Trump and Trump voters, again, for her own gratification. If all of this would, WHICH IT WONT suceed, these people would all pay the price with her corruption and lies ….business… Read more »

Dennis
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Dennis

If you think Killiary gives a shit about anything but saving her ass from prison you are delussional. I’m sure she would rather burn this place to the ground and kill everyone that didn’t support her along the way.

J.Austin
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J.Austin

That actually sounds more like what Trump is doing now.

sonicmoon
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sonicmoon

she and obama love the alinsky way – protest, incite, agitate, ridicule, thwart, coerce…

TEEJAYZ
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TEEJAYZ

But it’s not happening baby.
Choose the truth, huh?

J.Austin
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J.Austin

Hillary is NOT in any kind of government office that would allow her to “be stepping up and putting a stop to it”. What do suggest she do? She’s a private citizen. Trump couldn’t lead himself out of a paper bag, and he sure can’t lead the country. He’s in over his head and does NOTHING but tweet temper tantrums and lies. If anyone is in it for their “own gratification” its Donald John- Porn-again- Trump. He doesn’t care one iota about anyone but himself and for all you know “the Lord” may be using him to call out those… Read more »

Julie Lovesmacaws
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Julie Lovesmacaws

Message craigslist and ask them to stop allowing these ads. It is fine to protest when you dont agree, that is our right, but there are innocent people, who are getting jumped and hurt for their opinion of who they want as president. What right does the other party’s voters have to commit these acts just because someone didnt vote the same way? These are hate crimes in their very definition, and thats NOT okay.

Guy
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Guy

The way I see it adds like this are incitement and should be looked into by the authorities.
Spoiled brats !

Gio Con
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Gio Con

Let’s stop calling them “anti-Trump” protests and let’s call them what they are: Anti-Democracy Protests.

john vieira
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john vieira

Right on!!!

Eclectic Vibrations
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Eclectic Vibrations

I love you! That was the first thing to come to my mind.

Christian West
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Christian West

Yeah, a sick byatch that’s chaining herself to cars. That’s what you need. Join the Mormons or the Watchtower Witnesses… lots of attrative females there, loser.

Rationalist
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Rationalist

actually they are anti-American protests because they are doing this at the behest of a known communist – Soros…

Wendy
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Wendy

Explain how the protests are anti-democracy.

John Davis
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John Davis

Hopefully these CHILDREN finally grow up!

Catherine Ryan
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Catherine Ryan

Anti-democracy, what tripe. What about unions & strikes, they anti-democracy also?They are entitled to protest about whatever they want but if they were protesting about something you agreed with no doubt it would cease being anti-democratic.

NeoBlaise
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NeoBlaise

I prefer felons guilty of sedition and George Soros a racketeer. Let’s arrest, prosecute, and imprison them for a very long time, and see if they’re willing to work for $15/hr. to act like idiots in the future. And as for Soros, for all his effort, he can serve 30 years in the slammer and forfeit all of his ill-gotten gains. Aside from dying in prison, if he ever managed to get out of prison alive, he would be totally incapable of further acts of sedition in the future. Problems solved.

Julie
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Julie

He looks dead already, but the evil force is with him.

Cornelis Brouwer
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Cornelis Brouwer

He is dead. But nobody told him yet

J.Austin
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J.Austin

Trump is Anti-Democracy. One by one he’s stripping Americans of their rights to free speech, a free press, and freedom of assembly that are guaranteed in the 1st Amendment of the Constitution- you know, the thing that he swore to “preserve, protect and defend” when he took the oath of office. I really pity you fools for being so gullible that you’ve fallen for his line. He’s been playing from the Hitler handbook since before the election and you are simply too blind or too proud to admit you’ve been played. Trump and his band of merry idiots are nothing… Read more »

Geoff
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Geoff

Interesting. I live many miles from an urban area at this point in my life. While I’ve never like Trump, and I couldn’t tolerate him when I lived in NYC, I’m sick to death of the Clintons, their form of criminality seems far more nefarious and destructive than Trumps at this point. How does the destruction of the urban community with a few outrageous Trump towers pushing out poor folks compare with the crimes and outright fabrications of the Clinton family.The future is unknown with regard to how far Trump will go, I think he stands a pretty good chance… Read more »

geoff29
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geoff29

Interesting. I live many miles from an urban area at this point in my life. While I’ve never been able to stomach Trump, and I couldn’t tolerate him when I lived in NYC, or his personna on tv, I’m sick to death of the Clintons, their form of criminality seems far more nefarious and destructive than Trumps at this point. How does the destruction of the urban community with a few outrageous Trump towers pushing out poor folks compare with the crimes and outright fabrications of the Clinton family.The future is unknown with regard to how far Trump will go,… Read more »

Julie Keller
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Julie Keller

Soros promised when he came to the USA that he would bankrupt and destroy it. He is using the same tactics he used in Europe and has been one of the biggest influences in the Clinton campaign. His money is dirty money. He is behind the SEIU Union, the largest in the world to control workers, owns Progressive Insurance Co and many others. This man is pure EVIL. He sold his own people out to the Nazis for money! If there are ties to him through Moveon.org. he should be arrested for inciting a riot. Craigs List is also culpable… Read more »

john vieira
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john vieira

Sometimes I wonder where common sense and partner grass roots logic disappeared to. Maybe Soros did or Soros did not. Who cares. It is like the deflection Hillary used vis a vis WikiLeaks…Putin did it. And everyone ended up posting about ‘who dunnit’ instead of paying attention to the materiel itself. In this case, even if these ‘protesters’ got out of bed on their own, made their way to an assemblage…or whatever…they are only PROVING to the WORLD that they are rank idiots and one would have to question their mental capabilities, including the same mental capabilities of those that… Read more »

Robert Bruce
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Robert Bruce

so you strap yourself to a car door, to protest a group of men reported that grab pussy…..your judgement call…

Bob
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Bob

Yeh prob the same scum that they would have used to protest the rigged elections if Trump lost.

Hvd
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Hvd

they need to lock these people up.taking money for violence isnt legal.when these idiot collage kids realize they just threw their life away i wont feel sorry for any of them at all.

yes i mean they stopped going to school. this will go on their record if they get arrested.they dont know the consequences of what they are doing if they get arrested.

rosewood11
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rosewood11

I hope one of the first acts of President Trump is to freeze the funds of George Soros, and arrest him, his son and all involved with them for treason and sedition. And after were done with him, we’ll send him over to Mr. Putin!!!

Kathy Gurley
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Kathy Gurley

THESE ARE SOROS PROTESTERS. THEY ARE ADVERTISED FOR ON CRAIGSLIST FOR $15.00 PER HOUR. SOME DUMB COLLEGE KIDS DON’T REALIZE AND ARE GOING ALONG FOR THE EXCITEMENT. SOROS IS A INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL, WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE. HE IS TRYING TO DESTROY AMERICA. THESE ARE NOT ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T VOTE. THESE ARE SOROS PROTESTS AND SOROS PROTESTERS CALL THEM SOROS PROTESTERS NOT ANTI-TRUMP BECAUSE MOST OF THESE PEOPLE DID NOT VOTE THEREFORE HAVE NO RIGHT TO PROTEST SOMETHING THEY HAD NO INVOLVEMENT.

Christian Christian
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Christian Christian

The Craigslist ad offering money is not for protesters but canvassers and activists.
The Craigslist ad encouraging people to protest does not offer money.
The complaint of payment is pretty hypocritical though, considering that The Tea Party protests have all had paid participants.

Therese
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Therese

It means they’ve been vetted.

LeonardoDeecaprio
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LeonardoDeecaprio

I protested for the money. I voted for Trump. Hey free money? I was just sitting down on my phone watching these idiots. Thanks for the money! lol

Jason McKahan
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Jason McKahan

ads reveals that there are ads. nothing else. more likely posted by trump droids.

zachay
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zachay

Let’s call them exactly who they are: “RIOTERS” not protesters. All together now …

Vishwas Patil
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Vishwas Patil

In Kashmir (India) the protesters are paid about $ 9 a day to throw stones at police. In America its cheaper. Just exploit emotionally. Thousands can be fooled on the grounds of ‘racism’, ‘intolerance’ ….. So many emotional fools around.

Vishwas Patil
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Vishwas Patil

Surprising that Hillary Clinton is enjoying the show and tacitly supporting it by keeping quite. Very Very very honest! There is not word from her against the demonstrators.

David Hansen
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David Hansen

Donna& Rationalist. You are both right the protests are anti-American and anti-Democracy. We need to bring back the Constitution and the rule of law

Wendy
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Wendy

Explain how protests are anti-American and anti-democracy.

Robert Harbord Hamond
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Robert Harbord Hamond

Soros has been used by Clinton, demeaned, emasculated. Such is the way of the borderline. Her inept and crooked ways has lost him a substantial fortune. Her tripod rage, satiated by the destruction of another powerful man like Qaddafi. When will he wake up, if ever, when he is on the street, or in jail?

chris sparks
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chris sparks

george soros said his greatest disappointment is President Obama and he wished he had backed Hillary. They are all in bed togeather soros goal is search and destroy hillary is the horse he rode in on this election. poor george he is backing non performers and looser. poor george

chris sparks
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chris sparks

I was part of this team in 1969 veterans against the war movement. I worked with the Southern Educational Conference Fund. Two things became apparent when we were asked to burglarize armories at Fort Knox, works with the Muslim Brother Hood and Black Panthers to create racial unrest this is not about the war. I refused could not see any connection about our protest condemning a war of commerce. Guess who was sponsoring this movement weather underground soros and ayres. Sound familiar, don’t be fooled the goal then is the same as now and that is to turn the youth… Read more »

chris sparks
Guest
chris sparks

I was part of this team in 1969 veterans against the war movement. I
worked the the Southern Educational Conference Fund. Two things became
apparent when we were asked to burglarize armories at Fort Knox, work
to create racial unrest. I refused could not see any connection about our protest
condemning a war of commerce. Guess who was sponsoring this movement
weather underground soros and ayres. Sound familiar, don’t be fooled the
goal then is the same as now and that is to turn the youth against it
society. Who showed up at rallies ayres who is a large democratic party funder soros.

TEEJAYZ
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TEEJAYZ

Wow. There’s NO credible evidence of this but that doesn’t matter, huh? MILLIONS are protesting on their own but someone is going to pay a few additional people? Remember that story about getting paid $3,500 to protest Trump rallies earlier in the year? The guy who wrote the FAKE POSTS claiming that just came clean in the Washington Post. He said he made it up not thinking anyone would be so stupid to believe it. Corey Lewendowski did, or wanted to, and lit the match. It then became fact in the Trump world. You people have jumped the freaking tracks.… Read more »

John Davis
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John Davis

Found this bull crap while looking for work. He’s not even the president yet and he’s already creating jobs!

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Keith
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Keith

Fact: this story is fake.

Bill Weber
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Bill Weber

You fools this is being all staged by our government to end the right to peacefully protest. Black Blok is a CIA funded program ,,Its world wide ,

TexanForever
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TexanForever

When these mindless $15-per-hour loons are asked by reporters what they object to and would like to change, the rent-a-protesters are always stumped for a coherent answer.

Roger 'Rio' Knull
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Roger 'Rio' Knull

What fierce titties she has.

Brendan
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Brendan

You people are gullible.
I could make a Craigs List ad, claiming that Trump is looking for prostitutes to pee on him.
That doesn’t make it real and it isn’t proof.

Steve Perry
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Steve Perry

Time for these people get behind our President – http://freedomnews.today/

J.Austin
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J.Austin

You’re links are as phony as you are! They lead NOWHERE.

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5 General election – three possible routes

If May fails to get support for the current deal, she could call a snap general election.

She would table a parliamentary vote for a general election that would have to be passed by two thirds of MPs. She would then set an election date, which could be by the end of January.

This is an unlikely option. May’s political credibility was severely damaged when she called a snap election in 2017, leading to the loss of the Conservative party’s majority.

Alternatively, a general election could be called if a simple majority of MPs vote that they have no confidence in the government. Seven Tory MPs, or all of the DUP MPs, would have to turn against the government for it to lose the vote, triggering a two-week cooling-off period. May would remain in office while MPs negotiate a new government.

Another route to a general election would be for the government to repeal or amend the Fixed-term Parliaments Act which creates a five-year period between general elections. A new act would have to be passed through both the Commons and the Lords – an unlikely scenario.

6 Second referendum

May could decide it is impossible to find a possible draft deal that will be approved by parliament and go for a people’s vote.

The meaningful vote could be amended to allow MPs to vote on whether the country holds a second referendum. It is unclear whether enough MPs would back a second referendum and May has ruled it out.

 

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Brexit Withdrawal Agreement may lead to Theresa May’s downfall (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 151.

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The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement has been published and as many predicted, including Nigel Farage, the document is leading to the collapse of Theresa May’s government.

During an interview with iTV’s Piers Morgan, remain’s Alistair Campell and leave’s Nigel Farage, were calling May’s Brexit deal a complete disaster.

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Alastair Campbell: “This doesn’t do remotely what was offered…what is the point”

“Parliament is at an impasse”

“We have to go back to the people” …”remain has to be on the ballot paper”

Nigel Farage:

“This is the worst deal in history. We are giving away in excess of 40B pounds in return for precisely nothing. Trapped still inside the European Union’s rulebook.

“Nothing has been achieved.”

“In any negotiation in life…the other side need to know that you are serious about walking away.”

“What monsieur Barnier knew from day one, is that at no point did Theresa May intend to walk away.”

“Fundamental matter of trust to the electors of our country and those who govern us.”

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Theresa May’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, and why the deal is a full on victory for the European Union and a document of subjugation for the United Kingdom.

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Coming in at 585 pages, the draft agreement will be closely scrutinized over the coming days but here are some of the highlights as outlined by Zerohedge

  • UK and EU to use the best endeavours to supersede Ireland protocol by 2020
  • UK can request extension of the transition period any time before July 1st, 2020
  • EU, UK See Level-Playing Field Measures in Future Relationship
  • Transition period may be extended once up to date yet to be specified in the text
  • EU and UK shall establish single customs territory and Northern Ireland is in same customs territory as Great Britain

The future relationship document is less than seven pages long. It says the U.K. and EU are seeking a free-trade area with cooperation on customs and rules: “Comprehensive arrangements creating a free trade area combining deep regulatory and customs cooperation, underpinned by provisions ensuring a level playing field for open and fair competition.”

The wording might raise concerns among Brexiters who don’t want regulatory cooperation and the measures on fair competition could amount to shackling the U.K. to EU rules.

As Bloomberg’s Emma Ross-Thomas writes, “There’s a clear sense in the documents that we’re heading for a customs union in all but name. Firstly via the Irish backstop, and then via the future relationship.”

Separately, a government summary of the draft agreement suggests role for parliament in deciding whether to extend the transition or to move in to the backstop.

But perhaps most importantly, regarding the controversial issue of the Irish border, the future relationship document says both sides aim to replace the so-called backstop – the thorniest issue in the negotiations – with a “subsequent agreement that establishes alternative arrangements for ensuring the absence of a hard border on the island of Ireland on a permanent footing.”

On this topic, recall that the U.K.’s fear was of being locked into the backstop arrangement indefinitely in the absence of a broader trade deal. The draft agreement includes a review process to try to give reassurance that the backstop would never be needed. Basically, the U.K. could choose to seek an extension to the transition period – where rules stay the same as they are currently – or opt to trigger the backstop conditions. In fact, as Bloomberg notes, the word “backstop,” which has been a sticking point over the Irish border for weeks, is mentioned only once in the text.

As Bloomberg further adds, the withdrawal agreement makes clear that the U.K. will remain in a single customs area with the EU until there’s a solution reached on the Irish border. It’s what Brexiteers hate, because it makes it more difficult for the U.K. to sign its own free-trade deals, which they regard as a key prize of Brexit.

Predictably, EU Commission President Juncker said decisive progress has been made in negotiations.

Meanwhile, as analysts comb over the documents, Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of the European Research Group, has already written to Conservative lawmakers urging them to vote against the deal. He says:

  • May is handing over money for “little or nothing in return”
  • The agreement treats Northern Ireland differently from the rest of the U.K.
  • It will “lock” the U.K. into a customs union with the EU
  • It breaks the Tory election manifesto of 2017

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4 resignations and counting: May’s government ‘falling apart before our eyes’ over Brexit deal

The beginning of the end for Theresa May’s government.

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Four high profile resignations have followed on the heels of Theresa May’s announcement that her cabinet has settled on a Brexit deal, with Labour claiming that the Conservative government is at risk of completely dissolving.

Shailesh Vara, the Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office was the first top official to resign after the prime minister announced that her cabinet had reached a draft EU withdrawal agreement.

An hour after his announcement, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab – the man charged with negotiating and finalizing the deal – said he was stepping down, stating that the Brexit deal in its current form suffers from deep flaws. Esther McVey, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, submitted her letter of resignation shortly afterwards. More resignations have followed.

Labour’s shadow Cabinet Office minister, Jon Trickett, predicted that this is the beginning of the end for May’s government.

The government is falling apart before our eyes as for a second time the Brexit secretary has refused to back the prime minister’s Brexit plan. This so-called deal has unraveled before our eyes

Shailesh Vara: UK to be stuck in ‘a half-way house with no time limit’

Kicking off Thursday’s string of resignations, Vara didn’t mince words when describing his reservations about the cabinet-stamped Brexit deal.

Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement leaves the UK in a “halfway house with no time limit on when we will finally become a sovereign nation,” his letter of resignation states. Vara went on to warn that the draft agreement leaves a number of critical issues undecided, predicting that it “will take years to conclude” a trade deal with the bloc.

“We will be locked in a customs arrangement indefinitely, bound by rules determined by the EU over which we have no say,” he added.

Dominic Raab: Deal can’t be ‘reconciled’ with promises made to public

Announcing his resignation on Thursday morning, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab tweeted: “I cannot in good conscience support the terms proposed for our deal with the EU.”

Raab claimed that the deal in its current form gives the EU veto power over the UK’s ability to annul the deal.

No democratic nation has ever signed up to be bound by such an extensive regime.

Former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith said that Raab’s resignation as Brexit secretary is “devastating” for May.

“It sounds like he has been ignored,” he told the BBC.

Raab’s departure will undoubtedly encourage other Brexit supporters to question the deal, political commentators have observed.

Esther McVey: Deal ‘does not honor’ Brexit referendum

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey didn’t hold back when issuing her own letter of resignation. According to McVey, the deal “does not honour” the result of the Brexit referendum, in which a majority of Brits voted to leave the European Union.

Suella Braverman: ‘Unable to sincerely support’ deal

Suella Braverman, a junior minister in Britain’s Brexit ministry, issued her resignation on Thursday, saying that she couldn’t stomach the deal.

“I now find myself unable to sincerely support the deal agreed yesterday by cabinet,” she said in a letter posted on Twitter.

Suella Braverman, MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Exiting the EU © Global Look Press / Joel Goodman
Braverman said that the deal is not what the British people voted for, and threatened to tear the country apart.

“It prevents an unequivocal exit from a customs union with the EU,” she said.

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