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And in the latest Russian election rigging news...

FSB’s infiltration of political party Parnas aimed at Norway

It sounds like a crime novel. And clearly, it has the elements of a scary book. However, this story is real, says Andrey Kapitonov, the former party leader in Murmansk.

In what appears as a surrealistic-like conspiracy against the liberal political party Parnas, the FSB first managed to hire Kapitonov and make him establish a local party office. Then Kapitonov was sent to the Norwegian border town of Kirkenes where he was to approach the Norwegian secret police PST and request financial support. Later, when back in Murmansk, Kapitonov was to announce that his party was nursing contact with NATO country Norway and receiving money from a foreign intelligence service.

It was in the run-up to the September 2016 State Duma elections, and the operation was to defame Parnas as a party supported by the abroad and discredit Norway as a country meddling in Russian domestic politics.

However, it all flopped.

Kapitonov changed his mind, and quit his cooperation with the agents. Instead, he turned against the security service and has now sueded the agents behind the setup.

In an interview with Barents Observer, the now former party leader says that the scam was not primarily aimed against Parnas. It was Norway which was the main target, he argues.

Posted by wonderwarthog | Mon May 1, 2017, 06:34 PM (3 replies)


Merle Haggards favorite....

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Apr 30, 2017, 10:54 PM (0 replies)

Linda Goes to Mars - John Prine

Been there, done that.

Insert Uranus jokes here.

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Apr 30, 2017, 10:43 PM (5 replies)

Trump's approval rating at the 100-day mark is the lowest in modern history

Trump's approval rating at the 100-day mark is the lowest in modern history
Sonam Sheth Apr 29, 2017, 10:40 AM ET

President Trump's approval rating as he reaches the 100-day mark of his tenure is at 43%, the lowest of any president since 1953.

Presidents typically enjoy higher approval ratings at the start of their terms following successful presidential campaigns. Those ratings then tend to decrease over time. However, coming off a contentious 2016 election campaign and having lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million, Trump entered office with a record-low approval rating of 45%.

Since then, his administration has seen a slew of negative headlines after an unsuccessful attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the rollout of a travel ban that was struck down by multiple courts and sparked nationwide protests, the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn, and an ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Apr 30, 2017, 10:40 AM (37 replies)


Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Apr 29, 2017, 11:54 PM (3 replies)

Trump is Still Campaigning!

The "rally" in Harrisburg spotlights this aholes massive ego.

The press is being mean to poor Donnie, and being the over the top malignant narcissist he is, he must have continuous approval (he sure isn't getting it in the polls), and affirmation that he is a "winner" (though he lost the popular vote.)

He is already crying about how "hard" it is being President (though he doesn't show up for things like intelligence briefings.) Having to actually pretend to work is pure culture shock for this self absorbed man-baby.

Good luck, America.
Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Apr 29, 2017, 11:50 PM (33 replies)

Kind of an acoustic psychedelic ballad...

Heard en route to gym.

Gave me a nice morale boost!
Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Apr 29, 2017, 05:49 PM (10 replies)

Stones Break!

Happy Saturday!

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Apr 29, 2017, 03:29 PM (2 replies)

He's doing it right!

Bagua is a traditional interal Chinese martial art.

Legend has it it originated with eccentric Taoist hermits, who believed that dancing with their footsteps following the patterns of constellations allowed them to ascend to the heavens.

If you wonder how this is a martial art, note that the gentleman is walking a circle.

Bagua practitioners circle their opponent(s) VERY rapidly.

They stay behind you, no matter how fast you try to turn to face them, for all practical purposes invisible, and suddenly it is raining kicks, palm and elbow strikes from the heavens!

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Apr 29, 2017, 12:59 PM (0 replies)

You're doing it wrong....

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Apr 29, 2017, 12:12 PM (1 replies)
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