New York Times Mislabels Aleppo Twice While Chastising Gary Johnson’s Gaffe

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New York Times Mislabels Aleppo Twice While Chastising Gary Johnson’s Gaffe

September 8, 2016

The New York Times incorrectly cited Aleppo as the capital of the Islamic State while skewering Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson for his embarrassing lack of knowledge regarding the city.

NYT journalist Alan Rappeport described Johnson’s gaffe as a being a potentially “serious blow” to his hopes of making the debate stage, as he himself labeled Aleppo as ISIS’s de facto capital. To make matters worse, NYT had to run a correction to the correction after describing Aleppo as the capital of Syria.

To clarify the matter, Damascus is the capital of Syria and Raqqa is the de facto capital of ISIS. Aleppo, the war-torn city at the center of the ongoing Syrian conflict, was the country’s largest city before the civil war began in 2011. Today, many of the city’s residents have either been killed or forced to flee.

The series of fumbles regarding Aleppo began Thursday morning, when Johnson was asked by MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle what he would do to solve the crisis in Aleppo.

“And what is Aleppo?” replied Johnson.

As Rappeport put it, Johnson then “struggled to recover,” much in the same way NYT did after publishing the piece.

September 9, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , . Media bias. Leave a comment.

Thehill.com: “Poll: Libertarian Johnson beating Trump, Clinton among active troops”

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/288546-poll-libertarian-johnson-beating-trump-clinton-among-active-duty-troops

Poll: Libertarian Johnson beating Trump, Clinton among active troops

July 20, 2016

Military troops favor Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president over Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, according to a new survey.

Johnson garnered 38.7 percent of the active duty vote, versus 30.9 for Trump, and 14.1 for Clinton, according to the survey, which was conducted via the popular military personality Doctrine Man.

Although the survey was not a scientific poll with a margin of error, it provides a snapshot of the preferences of about 3,500 active duty, reservists, retired and former members of the military and their family members, 95.7 percent of which were registered voters.

Among all services except for the Navy, Johnson performed better than Trump and Clinton.

Current, reserve and former members of the Army preferred Johnson at 35.4 percent. Trump, the Republican nominee, came in second at 31.4 percent, and Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, at 15.3 percent.

Among the Marine community, an overwhelming 44.1 percent chose Johnson, while 27.1 percent chose Trump, and 12.7 percent chose Clinton.

The majority of the Air Force respondents chose Johnson at 39 percent, but Trump next at 29.9 percent and Clinton at 12.9 percent.

Trump ranked the top choice for the Navy community, at 32.4 percent, versus 31.7 percent for Johnson and 22.9 percent for Clinton.

Despite Clinton’s underwhelming performance among active duty troops in the poll, their family members preferred Clinton at 29.4 percent to 27.5 percent for Trump. Johnson came in third, at 24.5 percent.

Trump came out on top among members of the military who retired after serving at least 20 years.

Retirees preferred Trump at 37.4 percent, compared to 32.2 percent for Johnson and only 11 percent for Hillary Clinton.

However, when former members of the military who served fewer than 20 years were included, Johnson came in first, at 36.1 percent, while Hillary Clinton garnered 12.6 percent.

The new survey underscores the unpopularity of both Trump and Clinton, something that was also reflected in a recent Military Times survey.

Troops have found themselves at the center of several heated campaign debates, many of them sparked by Trump.

Trump has said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was held captive during the Vietnam War, is “not a war hero” and has said that if he ordered troops to re-institute waterboarding, they would do it. Trump has also called for killing terrorists’ families.

Trump has also railed against the Department of Veteran Affairs and suggested Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should be executed for leaving his post.

The attention to troops this campaign cycle has prompted the nation’s top military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, to remind troops not to politicize the military during the elections.

“What we must collectively guard against is allowing our institution to become politicized, or even perceived as being politicized, by how we conduct ourselves during engagements with the media, the public, or in open or social forums,” he wrote in the July issue of Joint Force Quarterly, a military academic journal.

July 21, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Military, Politics. 1 comment.

Here are 167 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, government waste, and other misdeeds

Note: A longer, more recent version of this list can be found at Please show everyone these 271 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.

Here are 167 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, government waste, and other misdeeds.

In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I voted for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for the Green Party in future elections.


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April 29, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. Leave a comment.

Here are 163 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, government waste, and other misdeeds

Note: A longer, more recent version of this list can be found at Obama supporters will go hysterical over this well sourced list of 252 examples of his lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.

In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I voted for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for the Green Party in future elections.


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April 4, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 3 comments.

Here are 138 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, government waste, and other misdeeds

Note: A longer, more recent version of this list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I voted for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for the Green Party in future elections.

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January 21, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 1 comment.

Man who obeyed Montana’s medical marijuana laws could get life in prison from Obama administration

This seven minute video from the New York Times shows the story of Chris Williams in Montana. This makes me really glad that I wrote in Ron Paul for President in 2008, and voted for Libertarian Gary Johnson in 2012. I also applaud Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s position on this issue.
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December 10, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Health care, War on drugs. 2 comments.

Camille Paglia explains why she will be voting for Jill Stein, Green Party candidate, for president

In a recent interview with salon.com, Camille Paglia explained why she will be voting for Jill Stein, Green Party candidate, for president. Paglia said:
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October 12, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Please show everyone this list of Obama’s lies and illegal actions

If you know anyone with an interest in politics who likes to get links through emails, or if you post on any political message boards, please show this link to them. Just copy and paste the following. Thank you!

Here are 95 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, and cronyism:

https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/here-are-95-examples-of-barack-obamas-lying-lawbreaking-corruption-and-cronyism/

September 24, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

I just got a phone call from the Obama campaign

It’s the evening of September 20, 2012. I’m sitting here typing now – trying to get this down as accurately as I can remember. The following is just a rough version based on my memory – I did not record the call, so these are not the exact words.
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September 20, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Pittsburgh, Politics. 6 comments.

Let Gary Johnson and Jill Stein participate in the Presidential debates

The speaker in this video makes some great arguments for letting Gary Johnson and Jill Stein participate in the Presidential debates:
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September 17, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Here are 95 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, and cronyism

Note: A longer, more recent version of this list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I will be voting for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Here are 95 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, and cronyism:
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September 8, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. 92 comments.

Obama supporters don’t care that he did the same things they hated Bush for doing

In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I will be voting for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Here are 17 things that Obama supporters hated Bush for doing,  but which they don’t care that Obama did the same thing:
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September 6, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 5 comments.

Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein has tweeted a link to one of my blog posts!

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein recently made this tweet, where she links to one of my blog posts:

https://twitter.com/jillstein2012/status/237957623146745857

August 21, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

93 reasons why Obama supporters should switch to Gary Johnson or Jill Stein

Note: A longer, more recent version of this list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I will be voting for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Here are 93 things that Barack Obama has done, that should cause his supporters to switch to Gary Johnson or Jill Stein:

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August 9, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. 23 comments.

The biggest current obstacles to medical marijuana are President Obama and the progressives on the Supreme Court

I’m a libertarian, and I think that both medical and recreational marijuana should be legal. That being said, I myself have never smoked marijuana, or tobacco, or been drunk, or used any illegal drug. I do, however, think that it’s completely ridiculous to put non-violent people in jail for using mind altering substances. And I especially detest the idea of the government preventing people from using a medical treatment which has been proven in scientific studies to be beneficial for patients who are suffering from AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and other medical conditions. I voted for Ron Paul for President in 2008, and I will be voting for Gary Johnson in 2012. The ridiculous “war on drugs” has caused the U.S. incarceration rate to skyrocket in recent decades – to the highest rate of any country in the entire world. Ending the “war on drugs” is my #1 most important political issue.

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August 5, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Health care, Politics, War on drugs. 6 comments.

Here are 56 reasons why Barack Obama is a lying, lawbreaking, warmongering, corrupt cronyist, who loves corporate lobbyists and Wall St., and who has no respect for the Constitution, limited government, rule of law, individual freedom, civil liberties, the taxpayers, or sick people who have prescriptions for medical marijuana

Note: A longer, more recent version of this list can be found at Obama supporters will go hysterical over this well sourced list of 252 examples of his lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.

In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I will be voting for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
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August 4, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. 4 comments.

According to this political quiz, I should vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson for President

I found this political quiz:

http://www.isidewith.com/

My results show that I agree the most with Gary Johnson, and that I agree the least with Barack Obama.

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July 27, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.