2020-02-12: Social Media Postees

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Wake Zuck Up at His House on President's Day! Facebook Protest
Andrea B. | indybay.org | 2020-02-12
Gather at | 21st Street and Fair Oaks | 3450 21st Street | San Francisco, CA…

Afghan President Ghani cites 'notable progress' in US-Taliban talks
rt.com | 2020-02-12
The US and the Taliban appeared closer on Wednesday to a breakthrough in talks over an American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, after the country's President Ashraf Ghani said there had been "notable progress" in negotiations. | In a series of tweets late on Tuesday, Ghani said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had called him to inform him of developments in the talks in Doha, Qatar. Pompeo spoke of "the notable progress made in the ongoing peace talks with the Taliban," Ghani tweeted. | "The Secretary informed me about the Taliban's proposal with regards to bringing a significant and enduring reduction in…

Will Trump Ride Pentagon Spending to Reelection?
William Hartung | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-12
Donald Trump likes to posture as a tough guy and part of that tough-guy persona involves bragging about how much he's spent on the U.S. military. This tendency was on full display in a tweet he posted three days after an American drone killed Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani in Baghdad:…

Lizard People are Among us! Boy Shocks Social Media Users Eating Two Flies on Live TV
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-12
The boy and his family were interviewed by Australian Channel 10 on how heavy rains that recently hit Australia have affected the lives of communities struggling with intense drought conditions for three years. The drought and ensuing high temperatures also resulted in massive wildfires that left more than 1 billion animals dead.

Thank You for Being You: Bollywood's Karan Johar Thanks Shah Rukh as Their Film Turns 10 Years
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-12
New Delhi (Sputnik): "My Name is Khan", released in 2010, is an emotional story of a man suffering from Asperger's Syndrome. He is on his way to meet the US president to tell him that "his name is Khan and he is not a terrorist". The film, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead roles, has turned 10 years old.

Pakistani TV Show May Face Legal Suit For Being 'Misogynistic' – Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-12
New Delhi (Sputnik): "Meray Paas Tum Ho" (I Have You) is a Pakistani tragic romance drama directed by Nadeem Baig. The show stars Humayun Saeed, Ayeza Khan, and Adnan Siddiqui in the lead roles and depicts the story of an ordinary couple Danish and Mehwish who have different needs and mindset that causes them to drift apart.

Buttigieg Campaign Aggressively Targeting Progressive Activists, Media
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-11
Between efforts to censor information critical of Buttigieg on social media and harass independent media outlets and their reporters at his rallies, it appears that a concerted effort is underway to control the narrative around the DNC primaries…

Trump rally REPEATEDLY breaks out in '46! 46!' chant as Don Jr. comes on stage & #Resistance freaks out
rt.com | 2020-02-11
A crowd at a campaign rally for US President Donald Trump in New Hampshire greeted his son, Don Jr., with a loud "46!" as he made his way on stage. The display has sparked quite a ruction on social media. | The eldest son of the 45th US president was treated to an especially warm welcome in Manchester, New Hampshire, where his dad held a rally on Monday. Warming up the crowd ahead of VP Mike Pence andTrump the Senior's entree, Don Jr. appeared to strike a chord with those gathered, prompting them to chant "46…46!" | (Don Jr. was actually about to introduce…Mike Pence when the "46" chant broke out)– I…

'Sounds legit': Michael Douglas says his father Kirk's last words endorsed Bloomberg
rt.com | 2020-02-11
Michael Douglas has told a crowd at a campaign event that one of the last statements from his father Kirk was an endorsement of presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg and people are left scratching their heads. | After passing away at the age of 103, messages of love and support for 'Spartacus' star Kirk Douglas flooded social media. The Hollywood legend left an unrivaled mark on the film industry, but it appears he also left behind an odd political endorsement which his son is now touting. | At the opening of a Bloomberg campaign office in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 75-year-old Michael Douglas claimed one of th…

Trump Intends to Ride Pentagon Spending to Reelection in 2020
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-11
Donald Trump likes to posture as a tough guy and part of that tough-guy persona involves bragging about how much he's spent on the U.S. military. This tendency was on full display in a tweet he posted three days after an American drone killed Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani in Baghdad: | "The United States just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment.

4 Lawyers Quit Case After DOJ Decision on Stone Prison Time
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-11

'A TOTAL RACIST': Trump helps 'cancel' Bloomberg on Twitter after leaked audio blaming minorities for '95% of murders'
rt.com | 2020-02-11
Leaked audio of Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg calling for targeted police harassment of minorities, because 'that's where the real crime is,' has gone viral with a boost from Trump. | "95 percent of your murderers

'Too perfect': Iowa Dem Party sign falls off podium as chair struggles to explain caucus flop, Twitter sees a metaphor
rt.com | 2020-02-11
An Iowa Democratic Party sign fell to the floor as the party chairman tried to account for a disastrous caucus plagued by tech failures and bad math, creating what many netizens dubbed a perfect allegory for the botched primary. | As state party chair Troy Price fielded questions on Monday about "rounding errors" found in Iowa's Democratic primary results

Evo Morales Travels to Cuba for Medical Treatment
teleSUR- age | telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-11
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived Monday in Havana, Cuba, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, as part of an unscheduled trip for health reasons. | RELATED: | Evo Morales Calls for National Reconciliation in Bolivia | The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla confirmed on his Twitter account the arrival of the former president to the Caribbean island, where he has traveled on other occasions to attend to his health issues with Cuban doctor…

Afghan President Reports Progress In US-Taliban Talks
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-11
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told him that "remarkable progress" had been made in talks between the United States and the Taliban to achieve an agreement for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. | RELATED: | Afghanistan: Insider Attack Kills 2 US Soldiers, 1 Afghan | Through Twitter, Ghani…

Dem primary chaos: Millionaire actress roasted for stopping crowd from booing Hillary & whining about living on 'crumbs'
rt.com | 2020-02-11
Former 'Sex and the City' actress Cynthia Nixon campaigned for Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, but found herself the target of Twitter mockery for fighting off Hillary Clinton boos and complaining about living on "crumbs." | Sanders has been leaning heavily on celebrity endorsements as the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination heats up, from 'Dances with Wolves' star Kevin Costner to rock band The Strokes. | Nixon was one of the stars making the case for the Vermont senator in New Hampshire ahead of the state's primary on Tuesday

Laurie Garrett: World Can't Let Racist Attitudes Impact Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-07
The Chinese doctor who warned the government about a possible coronavirus outbreak has died after contracting the virus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital. Thirty-four-year-old ophthalmologist Li Wenliang warned his fellow medical workers about coronavirus on December 30. He was then investigated by police and accused of "making false comments." His death has sparked a wave of anger and outrage in China, where the hashtag "We want freedom of speech" went viral on Chinese social media site Weibo this week. The death toll from the coronavirus has now topped 630 people in China, with more than 31,000 confirmed…