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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
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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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In turn, they get used to rely on more powerful member states, their advice, help and even decision making. All these 15 years they felt more or less safe because of proclaimed European NATO allies’ capabilities.

Unfortunately, now it is high time to doubt. The matter is NATO today is not as strong as it supposed to be. And it is not only because of leadership’s blunders. Every member state does a bit. As for the Baltic states, they are particularly vulnerable, because they fully depend on other NATO member states in their defence. Thus, Germany, Canada and Britain are leading nations of the NATO battle group stationed in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia respectively.

But the state of national armed forces in Germany, for example, raises doubts and makes it impossible not only defend the Baltics against Russia, but Germany itself.

It turned out, that Germany itself remains dissatisfied with its combat readiness and minister of defence’s ability to perform her duties. Things are so bad, that the military’s annual readiness report would be kept classified for the first time for “security reasons.”

“Apparently the readiness of the Bundeswehr is so bad that the public should not be allowed to know about it,” said Tobias Lindner, a Greens member who serves on the budget and defense committees.

Inspector General Eberhard Zorn said (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-arms/germany-not-satisfied-with-readiness-of-submarines-some-aircraft-idUSKBN1QS1G7) the average readiness of the country’s nearly 10,000 weapons systems stood at about 70 percent in 2018, which meant Germany was able to fulfill its military obligations despite increasing responsibilities.

No overall comparison figure was available for 2017, but last year’s report revealed readiness rates of under 50 percent for specific weapons such as the aging CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters and the Tornado fighter jets.

Zorn said this year’s report was more comprehensive and included details on five main weapons systems used by the cyber command, and eight arms critical for NATO’s high readiness task force, which Germany heads this year.

“The overall view allows such concrete conclusions about the current readiness of the Bundeswehr that knowledge by unauthorized individuals would harm the security interests of the Federal Republic of Germany,” he wrote.

Critics are sure of incompetence of the Federal Minister of Defence, Ursula von der Leyen. Though she has occupied the upper echelons of German politics for 14 years now — and shows no sign of success. This mother of seven, gynecologist by profession, by some miracle for a long time has been remaining in power, though has no trust even among German military elites. Despite numerous scandals she tries to manage the Armed Forces as a housewife does and, of course, the results are devastating for German military capabilities. The same statement could be easily apply for the Baltic States, which highly dependent on Germany in military sphere.

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Crimea: The Geopolitical Jewel Russia Continues to Polish

As Putin continues to polish his Black Sea jewel, Europe has to decide if it is going to continue playing the U.S’s games over Ukraine or begin the next phase of its independence.

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Authored by Tom Luongo via The Strategic Culture Foundation:


With all that is happening in the world Crimea has taken a bit of a backseat recently. Yes, the US, EU and Canada just added more sanctions on Russia via the odious Magnitsky legislation but this is inconsequential.

There’s been a flurry of good news coming out of Crimea and the Black Sea recently that bears discussion. Let’s start with the most important. President Vladimir Putin was in Crimea earlier this week to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the peninsula’s reunification with Russia. There he also officially inaugurated two major upgrades to Crimea’s power grid.

Located in Simferopol and Sevastopol, two new power plants will produce 940 megawatts and secure Crimea’s energy needs for now and into the future.

Power has been Crimea’s Achilles’ heel since breaking off from Ukraine in 2014. It received almost 90% of its power from the mainland. In November 2015, the trunk lines into Crimea were sabotaged by Ukrainian nationalist radicals, encouraged by President Petro Poroshenko plunging it into darkness as winter took hold.

Does this sound familiar? A place that defies US edicts geopolitically is first hit with a full trade embargo, sanctions and threatened militarily by proxies before having its electricity shut off?

*Cough* Venezuela *Cough*

And there are reports that the US has game-planned a similar fate for Iran as well. For Crimea it was easy because of the single-point-of-failure, the trunks from the mainland. For Venezuela it was as well, with the Guri dam, which affected nearly 70 percent of the country.

So, Putin timing the fifth anniversary of reunification with the announcement of the plants moving to full operational status was yet another smooth bit of international political maneuvering.

A not-so-subtle poke in the eye of the Gang Who Can’t Sanction Straight in D.C. as well as lame duck Poroshenko. Elections are at the end of the month and this celebration by Russia and Crimea will not sit well with many Ukrainians, especially the diaspora here in the US which is virulently anti-Putin in my experience.

Secure and stable power generation is a hallmark of a first world territory. Without that economic growth and stability are impossible. This is why to first help stabilize the situation in Crimea after the blackout Russia brought in 400 MW of power across the Kerch Strait from Krasnodor.

Tying Crimea to the mainland via the Kerch Strait bridge was a masterstroke by Putin. The initial power lines were simply a necessity. For those that complain he isn’t doing enough to counter US and European aggression need only look at the Kerch Strait bridge.

Not only did the Russians not seek international approval given the nearly universal refusal to recognize Crimea as Russian they built the thing in a time frame that defies description.

Imagine if this had been an EU project. They would still be debating the initial engineering plans and the political effects on some protected minority.

Not only does it open up the Eastern Black Sea to trade via Crimea but it ends the use of the Sea of Azov as a potential staging ground for naval provocations as last fall’s incident proved. Ukraine is cut off from acting aggressively and cannot count on any help from the US and Europe.

Moreover, Crimea is now permanently Russia’s. And every bit of infrastructure Russia builds there ties the two further together and weakens any bonds Crimea had with Ukraine. The resultant growth and modernization will make its way, economically and culturally back into southern Ukraine and erode the hard border over time.

This is far more important than striking out and metaphorically punching Poroshenko in the mouth, that many of Putin’s detractors wish for.

Presidents change, after all. Patience and attrition is how you beat an aggressive, distant enemy like the US

To remind everyone just how insane the Trump White House has become on matters international, no less than Vice President Mike Pence lobbied Germany to provoke another naval incident at the Kerch Strait.

If there was ever an example of how little Trump’s gang of moldy neocons think of Europe it is this bit of news. In effect, Pence was saying, “We can’t start a war with Russia because it would go nuclear, but you can because Russia can’t live without your trade.”

This coming after the US unilaterally pulled out of the INF treaty and is now flying nuclear bombers to eastern Europe. The message is clear. If the EU doesn’t get with this open-ended belligerent program against Russia and China of John Bolton’s they will be the ones paying the price when chaos breaks out.

On the other side there is Putin; building bridges, pipelines, power plants and roads.

He’s making it clear what the future holds not only for Europe but the Middle East, central Asia and India. We will defend Crimea at all costs, develop it not only into a tourist destination but also a major trade hub as well.

You are more than welcome to join us. But, we don’t need you.

These power plants will raise Crimea’s power output well beyond its current needs, allowing first export of power as well as providing the foundation for future growth.

And as if it weren’t coordinated in any way, the Chinese, on the morning of Putin’s speech, announced that Crimea would be an excellent fit for investment projects attached to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

That’s according to the head of the association of Chinese compatriots on the peninsula, Ge Zhili. “Our organization is bolstering cooperation ties, exchanges and friendly contacts with the Crimean society,” he said at an event dedicated to the fifth anniversary of Crimea’s reunification with Russia, which was held in the Russian Embassy in Beijing on Monday.

It is also ready to contribute to the establishment of “reliable partner ties” and the explanation of legal details of business cooperation with Crimea, Ge Zhili said. “The Chinese society hopes for the development of friendly cooperation with Crimea; we are ready to overcome difficulties for fruitful results.”

Again this is a direct challenge to the US who has Crimea under strict sanctions in the West. China is happy now to move forward with integrating Crimea into its plans. It’s just another example of how Russia and China simply ignore Trump’s fulminations and move on.

I can’t wait until I get to write this article all over again, this time about North Korea, now that Bolton has thrown Russian and Chinese assistance in getting North Korea to the negotiating table back in their face by destroying the Hanoi talks.

This announcement is not to be underestimated given that Chinese Premier Xi Jinping is in Rome this week to open up relations with the new Italian government. Five Star Movement’s Leader Luigi Di Maio said he would welcome becoming a part of BRI, much to the consternation of Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as his coalition partner Lega Leader Matteo Salvini.

It’s already well known that Salvini is interested in ending sanctions on Crimea and re-opening trade with Russia. Italy is desperate for new markets and opportunities, currently stifled under the euro itself as well as Germany’s insistence on austerity hollowing out Italy’s economy and its future prospects.

These issues as well as energy security ones are coming to a head this year with Brexit, the European Parliamentary elections in May and the completion of the Nordstream 2 pipeline later this year.

As Putin continues to polish his Black Sea jewel, Europe has to decide if it is going to continue playing the U.S’s games over Ukraine or begin the next phase of its independence. Salvini will lead a Euroskeptic revolt within the European Parliament in May. It may be big enough to finally defy Merkel and end EU sanctions on Russia over Crimea.

At that point the US will also have a choice, burn down the world economy with even more sanctions, tariffs and acts of war or accept the facts on the ground.

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