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    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/21/russ...el-barred.html

    In the first sentence, in the headline, and in the bulleted preamble to the article, former president Donald Trump is mentioned prominently as not being barred from entering Russia. In fact, Trump is mentioned 11 times in the article (Biden is mentioned seven times).

    Two thirds of the way down, it also mentions that former president Barack Obama is not being barred. He is mentioned only once. So why is Trump featured so prominently in a story that has nothing to do with him? OMB ON STEROIDS. The story is little more than an excuse to keep beating a dead horse.

    President Joe Biden made Russia’s “blacklist” but former President Donald Trump didn’t.

    Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday released an updated list of nearly 1,000 Americans permanently barred from entering the country, a largely symbolic slap in response to harsh sanctions imposed by Western countries for its brutal invasion of Ukraine in February.

    Biden since mid-March had already been banned from visiting Russia, as were Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    But the updated list now includes Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as Biden’s scandal-plagued son Hunter Biden, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and first lady.

    Billionaire investor George Soros also made the list. Soros’ philanthropic support of liberal causes, and groups in the former Soviet bloc, have made him a boogeyman for both Russia and right-wing conspiracy theorists.

    Trump was not on the list of 963 banned Americans. Over the years, Trump has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and criticized investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election that ended with Trump’s victory over Democratic rival Clinton.

    Trump was impeached in 2019 for withholding congressionally appropriated military aid to Ukraine while pressuring that country’s then-newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to announce investigations into Joe Biden, who at the time was the leading Democratic candidate for the White House.

    Trump was acquitted after a trial in the Senate.

    A spokeswoman for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment on his omission from Russia’s travel-ban list.

    Former President Barack Obama and Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, also are not on the list, but Pence’s brother, Rep. Greg Pence, R-Ind., is banned.

    So are 211 of Greg Pence’s fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate — along with 224 Democratic members of both congressional chambers.

    The GOP House members on the banned list included two hard-core, Republican Trump supporters, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Arizona’s Paul Gosar.

    Also making the list are two Democratic House members whose strongly progressive policy stances are anathema to Trump World: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and Minnesota’s Rep. Ilhan Omar.

    So is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who this week also was banned from receiving communion by the archbishop of the San Francisco Roman Catholic Archdiocese because of her support for abortion rights.

    In a statement published by Russia’s state news agency RIA, the Foreign Ministry said, “Russian counter-sanctions are of a forced nature and are aimed at forcing the ruling American regime to change its behavior” and recognize “new geopolitical realities.”

    The ministry also accused the U.S. of trying to impose a neo-colonial “rules-based world order” on the rest of the world.

    The ministry said “hostile actions” taken by the U.S. government “boomerang back to hit the United States itself” and “will continue to receive proper rebuffs.”

    Russia also has barred entry to the country to hundreds of Canadians, among them Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, and hundreds of members of the United Kingdom’s Parliament.
    "You should just assume going forward that if I am ever wrong it is a typo" - Backup
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    Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

  • #2
    Originally posted by Ronson View Post
    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/21/russ...el-barred.html

    In the first sentence, in the headline, and in the bulleted preamble to the article, former president Donald Trump is mentioned prominently as not being barred from entering Russia. In fact, Trump is mentioned 11 times in the article (Biden is mentioned seven times).

    Two thirds of the way down, it also mentions that former president Barack Obama is not being barred. He is mentioned only once. So why is Trump featured so prominently in a story that has nothing to do with him? OMB ON STEROIDS. The story is little more than an excuse to keep beating a dead horse.

    President Joe Biden made Russia’s “blacklist” but former President Donald Trump didn’t.

    Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday released an updated list of nearly 1,000 Americans permanently barred from entering the country, a largely symbolic slap in response to harsh sanctions imposed by Western countries for its brutal invasion of Ukraine in February.

    Biden since mid-March had already been banned from visiting Russia, as were Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    But the updated list now includes Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as Biden’s scandal-plagued son Hunter Biden, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and first lady.

    Billionaire investor George Soros also made the list. Soros’ philanthropic support of liberal causes, and groups in the former Soviet bloc, have made him a boogeyman for both Russia and right-wing conspiracy theorists.

    Trump was not on the list of 963 banned Americans. Over the years, Trump has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and criticized investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election that ended with Trump’s victory over Democratic rival Clinton.

    Trump was impeached in 2019 for withholding congressionally appropriated military aid to Ukraine while pressuring that country’s then-newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to announce investigations into Joe Biden, who at the time was the leading Democratic candidate for the White House.

    Trump was acquitted after a trial in the Senate.

    A spokeswoman for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment on his omission from Russia’s travel-ban list.

    Former President Barack Obama and Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, also are not on the list, but Pence’s brother, Rep. Greg Pence, R-Ind., is banned.

    So are 211 of Greg Pence’s fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate — along with 224 Democratic members of both congressional chambers.

    The GOP House members on the banned list included two hard-core, Republican Trump supporters, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Arizona’s Paul Gosar.

    Also making the list are two Democratic House members whose strongly progressive policy stances are anathema to Trump World: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and Minnesota’s Rep. Ilhan Omar.

    So is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who this week also was banned from receiving communion by the archbishop of the San Francisco Roman Catholic Archdiocese because of her support for abortion rights.

    In a statement published by Russia’s state news agency RIA, the Foreign Ministry said, “Russian counter-sanctions are of a forced nature and are aimed at forcing the ruling American regime to change its behavior” and recognize “new geopolitical realities.”

    The ministry also accused the U.S. of trying to impose a neo-colonial “rules-based world order” on the rest of the world.

    The ministry said “hostile actions” taken by the U.S. government “boomerang back to hit the United States itself” and “will continue to receive proper rebuffs.”

    Russia also has barred entry to the country to hundreds of Canadians, among them Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, and hundreds of members of the United Kingdom’s Parliament.
    Well, I'd like to see a lot of those people, including Justin Castro, perma-banned from the US also.
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    • #3
      Here's that awful, biased, right-wing news source Newsmax doing the same story. [/sarcasm] No mention of Trump or Obama, since those two aren't part of the story.

      I guess this issue riled me because I wasn't aware just how bad CNBC was. Could have been Mother Jones or Rolling Stone.

      https://www.newsmax.com/world/global...21/id/1070840/

      Russia Declares Travel Ban on 963 Americans Including Biden and Blinken

      Russia said on Saturday it had so far banned 963 Americans from entering the country - including previously announced moves against President Joe Biden and other top officials - and would continue to retaliate against what it called hostile U.S. actions.

      The largely symbolic travel bans form part of a downward spiral in Russia's relations with the West since its Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, which prompted Washington and its allies to impose drastic sanctions on Moscow and step up arms supplies to Ukraine.

      Separately, the Foreign Ministry said it had added 26 new names to a list of Canadians it has barred from travelling to Russia, including defence chiefs, defence industry executives and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

      Publishing the full list of banned Americans for the first time, the ministry said: "We emphasize that the hostile actions taken by Washington, which boomerang against the United States itself, will continue to receive a proper rebuff."

      It said Russian counter-sanctions were a necessary response aimed at "forcing the ruling American regime, which is trying to impose a neo-colonial 'rules-based world order' on the rest of the world, to change its behavior, recognizing new geopolitical realities."

      Previously announced names on the huge list included Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and CIA chief William Burns.

      The new Canadian list was published four days after Canada introduced a bill that will ban President Vladimir Putin and about 1,000 members of his government and military from travelling there.

      It included Jocelyn Paul, Eric Kenny and Angus Topshee, who were named last month as the new heads of the Canadian army, air force and navy, and executives of companies including Lockheed Martin Canada and Raytheon Canada.

      In response to sanctions, Russia had already banned Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and hundreds of other Canadians from entering the country.
      "You should just assume going forward that if I am ever wrong it is a typo" - Backup
      "
      Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ronson View Post
        https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/21/russ...el-barred.html

        In the first sentence, in the headline, and in the bulleted preamble to the article, former president Donald Trump is mentioned prominently as not being barred from entering Russia. In fact, Trump is mentioned 11 times in the article (Biden is mentioned seven times).

        Two thirds of the way down, it also mentions that former president Barack Obama is not being barred. He is mentioned only once. So why is Trump featured so prominently in a story that has nothing to do with him? OMB ON STEROIDS. The story is little more than an excuse to keep beating a dead horse.

        President Joe Biden made Russia’s “blacklist” but former President Donald Trump didn’t.

        Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday released an updated list of nearly 1,000 Americans permanently barred from entering the country, a largely symbolic slap in response to harsh sanctions imposed by Western countries for its brutal invasion of Ukraine in February.

        Biden since mid-March had already been banned from visiting Russia, as were Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

        But the updated list now includes Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as Biden’s scandal-plagued son Hunter Biden, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and first lady.

        Billionaire investor George Soros also made the list. Soros’ philanthropic support of liberal causes, and groups in the former Soviet bloc, have made him a boogeyman for both Russia and right-wing conspiracy theorists.

        Trump was not on the list of 963 banned Americans. Over the years, Trump has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and criticized investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election that ended with Trump’s victory over Democratic rival Clinton.

        Trump was impeached in 2019 for withholding congressionally appropriated military aid to Ukraine while pressuring that country’s then-newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to announce investigations into Joe Biden, who at the time was the leading Democratic candidate for the White House.

        Trump was acquitted after a trial in the Senate.

        A spokeswoman for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment on his omission from Russia’s travel-ban list.

        Former President Barack Obama and Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, also are not on the list, but Pence’s brother, Rep. Greg Pence, R-Ind., is banned.

        So are 211 of Greg Pence’s fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate — along with 224 Democratic members of both congressional chambers.

        The GOP House members on the banned list included two hard-core, Republican Trump supporters, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Arizona’s Paul Gosar.

        Also making the list are two Democratic House members whose strongly progressive policy stances are anathema to Trump World: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and Minnesota’s Rep. Ilhan Omar.

        So is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who this week also was banned from receiving communion by the archbishop of the San Francisco Roman Catholic Archdiocese because of her support for abortion rights.

        In a statement published by Russia’s state news agency RIA, the Foreign Ministry said, “Russian counter-sanctions are of a forced nature and are aimed at forcing the ruling American regime to change its behavior” and recognize “new geopolitical realities.”

        The ministry also accused the U.S. of trying to impose a neo-colonial “rules-based world order” on the rest of the world.

        The ministry said “hostile actions” taken by the U.S. government “boomerang back to hit the United States itself” and “will continue to receive proper rebuffs.”

        Russia also has barred entry to the country to hundreds of Canadians, among them Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, and hundreds of members of the United Kingdom’s Parliament.
        So a bunch of current politicians. No Trump, Pence, Bill Clinton[1], Gore, Bush, Cheny or Obama.



        1. Putin had a strong personal dislike for Hillary, but then who doesn't, so I could see him including her in a ban

        I'm always still in trouble again

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
          So a bunch of current politicians. No Trump, Pence, Bill Clinton[1], Gore, Bush, Cheny or Obama.



          1. Putin had a strong personal dislike for Hillary, but then who doesn't, so I could see him including her in a ban
          The two have a bad history. And I'd ban her even without a war.
          "You should just assume going forward that if I am ever wrong it is a typo" - Backup
          "
          Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
            So a bunch of current politicians. No Trump, Pence, Bill Clinton[1], Gore, Bush, Cheny or Obama.



            1. Putin had a strong personal dislike for Hillary, but then who doesn't, so I could see him including her in a ban
            Hillary is on the list

            So are Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), John McCain (R-Ariz.), and Harry Reid (D-Nev.) -- all of who are dead. And for some reason the actor Morgan Freeman is on it as well.

            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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            • #7
              Mountain Man was also not on the barred from Russia list! Obviously this proves that Gond was correct and he is a Russian Agent!! Da!

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