Best of October 2018 (English)

1-15 OCTOBER 2018

KAVANAUGH
2 Oct – **Confirming Brett Kavanaugh Now Would Destroy The Supreme Court As We Know It
3 Oct – **FBI Is Ignoring Over 40 People With Information on Kavanaugh or His Accusers: Report
4 Oct – ***The “Fix Is In, Folks”: Susan Collins Describes FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe as “Very Thorough” While Admitting She Hasn’t Read It All Yet
– **”A Complete Coverup”: Democratic Senator Argues the FBI Embarrassed Itself in the Brett Kavanaugh Investigation
– **FBI Director Chris Wray Documented Kavanaugh Investigation “Behind the Scenes” to Maybe Make It “Public One Day”: Report
– **North Carolina Republicans Use Fake Photograph to Imply Christine Blasey Ford Was Too Ugly to Rape
– **White House confirms FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation only looked at what Republican senators wanted
6 Oct – **Chuck Grassley: We Haven’t Put Any Women on the Senate Judiciary Committee Because It’s Too Much Work for Them
– **Democrat Promises Kavanaugh Investigation if Party Wins Control
– **Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court
7 – **”There Will Be Hell to Pay”: Former Dean of Yale Law School Calls Kavanaugh Confirmation “An American Tragedy”
– **White House Counsel [Don McGahn] Prevented FBI From Full Kavanaugh Investigation Even After Trump OK’d It: Report
8 Oct – **Ex-GOP Congressman David Jolly Predicts Republicans Will Crumble After Kavanaugh Debacle
– **Is Trump Driving Women Away From the GOP for Good?
– **Republicans may have traded majorities in Congress for a conservative Supreme Court
9 Oct – **CNN Poll: Majority oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation
– **Trump Calls Kavanaugh Accusations a “Hoax”
15 Oct – **Donald Trump said he doesn’t care if Ford was telling the truth – Trump told Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes the Kavanaugh fight was about winning

NEWS – POLITICS
1 Oct – **California is 1st state to require women on corporate boards
2 Oct – **IRS Tax Fraud Cases Plummet After Budget Cuts [in IRS functionning]
3 Oct – **UN court orders US to lift certain sanctions against Iran
4 Oct – **Latest Arrests Further Prove White Nationalists in Charlottesville Arrived With Intent to Create Mass Violence
– **Most Twitter Accounts Linked to 2016 Disinformation Are Still Active, Report Finds
5 Oct – **Interpol chief Meng Hongwei reportedly vanishes on visit to China
6 Oct – **Banks Back Democrats in Bid to Rebuild Bipartisan Support
8 Oct – **Kingdom Crackdown: Saudi Women Who Fought for the Right to Drive Are Disappearing and Going Into Exile
9 Oct – **Two and half million children are homeless in America
12 Oct – **Washington state abolishes death penalty
13 Oct – **Facebook says hackers accessed data of 29 mn users
15 Oct – **Brexit deal fails after dispute over Northern Ireland derails talks

NEWS – UNBELIEVABLE
1 Oct – **A Veteran Had a Yard Sale to Pay for His Own Funeral – Two Men Helped Him Raise $58,000
3 Oct – **Corrupt from Infancy – Yesterday’s groundbreaking New York Times story found that Trump’s fortune was built on tax fraud and shady dealings, “including instances of outright fraud”
4 Oct – **Migrant Minor Is Held in Adult Detention Facility for Nearly a Year After Dental Exam Found He Was Likely 18
6 Oct – **Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke found guilty of second-degree murder in Laquan McDonald killing
8 Oct – **Popular Bulgarian Journalist Victoria Marinova Raped And Beaten To Death
11 Oct – **GOP House Candidate Compares Welfare Recipients to Hungry Pets — Claims He’s Following “Social Contract and Enlightenment Principles”
12 Oct – **Colin Kaepernick [black NFL quarterback] awarded Harvard’s prestigious W. E. B. Du Bois medal – The award is bestowed to notable individuals “in recognition of their contributions to African and African American culture.”
– **Trump on holding rally during hurricane: I couldn’t disappoint my fans
13 Oct – **Doc charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint crisis wins top health award [so he must have been doing what “authorities” asked him to do]
– **Facebook Accused of “Full-Frontal Suppression of Dissent” After Independent Media Swept Up in Mass Purge
15 Oct – **Fox News Host Admits There’s No Distinction Between His Network and the Trump White House: “They’re Joined at the Hip”
– **A senator [David Perdue (R-Ga.)] snatched a student’s phone while being asked about Georgia voter registration uproar

NEWS – STUPID
2 Oct – **GOP Senator [Joni Ernst] Calls Trump’s Trade Agreement a “Major Win” Before Admitting She Has No Idea What’s in It
– **UK – British Rail Companies Have a Message: We’re Sorry. Very Sorry. Apologies. – “sorry” has been tweeted 417,000 times by train companies
4 Oct – **Voting Machine Vendor [Election Systems & Software] Threatens Election Transparency Group [Americans United for Democracy, Integrity and Transparency in Elections (AUDIT-USA)]
6 Oct – **Officials Literally “Blow Hot Air” to Mitigate Heat in Texas Prisons
8 Oct – **Police in Texas Seized a Handmade Yard Sign Depicting a GOP Elephant with Its Trunk Up a Girl’s Skirt
10 Oct – **GOP State Legislator Snatches Mic From Female Opponent — Then Throws It Back At Her During Debate
– **Tennessee State Trooper Tries to Leak [inside information to Republicans about] Democratic Candidate’s “Muslim Event” That Was Actually Just a Campaign Stop at a Falafel Restaurant
11 Oct – **Republican Official [Brian Kemp] Caught Purging Tens of Thousands of Black Voters from His Own Election for Governor [of Gerogia]
12 Oct – **GOP Senate Candidate [Corey Stewart] Uses Neo-Nazi Sympathizer to Organize Campaign Meet-And-Greet: Report
13 Oct – **Trump Praises Robert E. Lee During Ohio Rally [but Ohio wasn’t with Lee and the South]
– **New Footage Disproves White Woman’s Claim That a Black 9-Year-Old “Sexually Assaulted” Her
15 Oct – **Could the $70 Billion Americans Invest Annually in Their Pets Be Better Spent?
– **GOP Senate Candidate Compares Michelle Obama’s Posture to the Chimpanzee from “Bedtime for Bonzo”
– **Trump: “I think I know more about” NATO than Mattis does

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16-31 OCTOBER 2018

BEST ADI
29 Oct – **Trump Says Media Are “True Enemy of the People” After Shooting, Bomb Plot
31 Oct – **Howard County, Indiana – “This is a White neighborhood”
18 Oct – **Prominent [Christian] Evangelical Leader [Pat Robertson] on Khashoggi Crisis: Let’s Not Risk “$100 Billion Worth of Arms Sales”
27 Oct – **”The caravan represents such a minuscule number of people coming toward our border that it just strains credulity to say that this is a national emergency that demands immediate action.”

FAR RIGHT & TERROR
16 Oct – **Members of a far-right men’s group beat up protesters and weren’t arrested. New York police won’t say why.
18 Oct – **The Proud Boys Have Revived Far-Right Gang Terror with GOP Support
19 Oct – **GOP attack ad links Democratic candidate to terrorism for teaching English at Muslim school
21 Oct – **Charge of Treason [by Republican Martha McSally against Democrat Kyrsten Sinema] Escalates Tensions in Close Arizona Senate Race
25 Oct – **Pipe Bombs Sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and CNN Offices
25 Oct – **Trump Blames Media for Package Bombs
26 Oct – **University Backed by George Soros Prepares to Leave Budapest under Duress
28 Oct – **11 Killed in Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre; Suspect Charged With 29 Counts
29 Oct – **Trump Says Media Are “True Enemy of the People” After Shooting, Bomb Plot
30 Oct – **White Supremacists Are Out of the Shadows and Running for Office
31 Oct – **Deborah Cantwell (Howard County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana) – ‘THIS IS A WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD’: Woman greets family by calling their child the n-word, police say
31 Oct – **Trump Administration Unwilling to Fund Program Fighting White Supremacist Terrorism

GOP, POLITICS & CORRUPTION
17 Oct – **A Senior Trump Administration Official [Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards in the Treasury Department] Was Just Arrested for Allegedly Leaking Info on Key Russia Probe Targets
17 Oct – **FBI Investigating Whether Manhattan DA [Cy Vance Jr.] Who Refused to Prosecute Ivanka and Trump Jr Took Bribes: Report
18 Oct – **GOP congressman tells incarcerated woman he has it worse because of attack ads
18 Oct – **Nevada’s Famous Pimp [Dennis Hof] Expected to Win Election Despite Death – And He Won
18 Oct – **Prominent Evangelical Leader [Pat Robertson] on Khashoggi Crisis: Let’s Not Risk “$100 Billion Worth of Arms Sales”
18 Oct – **White House Counsel Don McGahn Quits after Helping Trump Reshape Federal Courts [and keeping the FBI from investigating Kavanaugh thoroughly]
20 Oct – **The migrant caravan forced Trump to admit he’d sacrifice economic prosperity to politically exploit racism
22 Oct – **Broadband Industry [CTIA, Wireless Association, USTelecom, Broadband Association, American Cable Association, NCTA, Internet & Television Association] Sues Vermont [and California] for Daring to Protect Consumers, Net Neutrality
22 Oct – **Trump Wants to Pretend Trans People Don’t Exist. Well, We Do.
25 Oct – **Former Monsanto Executive [Aurelia Skipwith] Picked by Trump to Lead Wildlife Agency [FWS]
27 Oct – **”The caravan represents such a minuscule number of people coming toward our border that it just strains credulity to say that this is a national emergency that demands immediate action.”
31 Oct – **Demonstrators Block Trump during March for Love and Solidarity in Pittsburgh

INTERNATIONAL & TECH
18 Oct – **A Middle East Monarchy Hired American Ex-Soldiers to Kill Its Political Enemies – “There was a targeted assassination program in Yemen. I was running it. We did it.”
18 Oct – **Home DNA Kits Pave Way for the Ultimate in Racial Profiling
20 Oct – **Up to 9.5 Million Net Neutrality Comments Were Made With Stolen Identities
22 Oct – **Jordan demands Israel RETURN land leased under 1994 peace treaty
23 Oct – **Fake Moon to Hover Over Chinese City. Yes, Really. [to save money on streetlights]
23 Oct – **Jamal Khashoggi death investigation: CIA Director Gina Haspel travels to Turkey to work on investigation [she’s an expert on making disappear videos on CIA torture and eventually death under torture which may be the case for Khashoggi]
25 Oct – **Austin, Texas, issues citywide boil-water notice after historic flooding
28 Oct – **Leaders of Turkey, Syria, France and Germany hold Syria talks [no Trump-USA representation]

GEORGIA VOTE
17 Oct – **Black Senior Citizens in Georgia Ordered Off Bus Taking Them to Vote
19 Oct – **Georgia Purges 107,000 from Voter Rolls for Not Voting in Past Elections
25 Oct – **Stunning Revelation: Georgia Counties Fail to Report Number of Rejected Ballots
26 Oct – **Georgia – Small County Bucks Kemp, Will Audit Midterms – Morgan County to Audit Absentee Ballots, Touchscreen Machines
26 Oct – **Georgia’s [Secretary of State Brian] Kemp Purged 340,134 Voters, Falsely Asserting They Had Moved

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