Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search


steve2470's Journal
steve2470's Journal
March 2, 2022

Rep Lauren Boebert gets booed after shouting while President Biden talks about his dead son Beau


Keepin' it classy as usual, Boebert.

eta: a good source


That was Lauren Boebert who shouted out during the State of the Union to say that 13 people had died in Afghanistan.

No clue why she yelled out 13.

eta2: Pardon the usage of the NY Post but they seem to have the facts


Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert heckled President Biden Tuesday at his first State of the Union address — making rare breaches of etiquette to show their disapproval of various Biden policies.

Greene (R-Ga.) made faces and muttered throughout Biden’s roughly one hour speech, particularly when he spoke about administering COVID-19 vaccines to children — but Boebert (R-Colo.) earned greater gasps for slamming Biden’s Afghanistan exit by invoking the deaths of 13 US troops in an August bombing at Kabul’s airport.

Many of Greene’s utterances were inaudible to reporters, such as when she yapped something in Biden’s direction when he spoke about ordering antiviral pills from Pfizer to treat COVID-19.

Sorry to use NY Post. At least this time they aren't slamming Biden or Democrats.
February 28, 2022

alternative to American cable news: France24

Yes, France24 is basically French state TV, unofficially of course. They have a much more Euro-centric focus and lack the over-the-top graphics and sounds that other cable networks have. It is in English, and they have other channels in other languages. If you want detailed American coverage, it's not the best alternative.

Two ways of accessing it:

(obnoxious Google ads unless you purchase YouTube Premium, or use an ad-blocker)




France Médias Monde, the group in charge of French international broadcasting, comprises the news channels France 24 (in French, English, Arabic and Spanish), the international radio station RFI (in French and 13 other languages) and the Arabic-language radio station Monte Carlo Doualiya. From Paris, France Médias Monde broadcasts to the world in 15 languages.

Its journalists and correspondents offer viewers, listeners and Internet users comprehensive coverage of world events, with a focus on cultural diversity and contrasting viewpoints via news bulletins, reports, magazines and debates. 66 nationalities are represented among the group’s employees.

Every week, RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya attract nearly 100 million listeners and viewers (measured in less than one third of the countries where France Médias Monde broadcasts). France Médias Monde digital platforms attract 35 million visitors a month (2017 average). The media have 60 million followers on Facebook and Twitter (July 2017).

France Médias Monde is the parent company of CFI, the French media cooperation agency and also a shareholder of the French-language general interest TV channel TV5MONDE.
February 27, 2022

A Team Of American And British Special Forces Veterans Are Preparing To Join Ukraine's Fight....

A Team Of American And British Special Forces Veterans Are Preparing To Join Ukraine’s Fight Against Russia


KYIV – A group of 10 special operations forces veterans are staging in Poland and preparing to cross into Ukraine, where they plan to take up President Volodymyr Zelensky on his offer to “join the defense of Ukraine, Europe, and the world,” according to a US Army veteran arranging their passage.

The group, composed of six US citizens, three Brits, and a German, are NATO-trained and experienced in close combat and counterterrorism. They want to be among the first to officially join the new International Legion of the Territorial Defense of Ukraine that Zelensky announced on Sunday, according to text messages reviewed by BuzzFeed News. Two former American infantry officers are also making plans to come to Ukraine to provide “leadership” for the group, the Army veteran recruiter said.

As intense fighting raged in the Ukrainian capital for the fourth day and Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered nuclear deterrence forces on high alert, Zelensky urged people around the world who can help fight Moscow’s “vile tactics” to enlist in Ukraine’s Armed Forces.

“This is the beginning of a war against Europe, against European structures, against democracy, against basic human rights, against a global order of law, rules, and peaceful coexistence,” Zelensky said in a statement announcing a decree on the creation of the unit. “Anyone who wants to join the defense of Ukraine, Europe, and the world can come and fight side by side with the Ukrainians against the Russian war criminals.”

eta: The web page of the Ukraine Embassy to the USA is still not available, probably being DDOS'ed by the Russians.

February 27, 2022

Freezing puppy "Rambo" now on guard duty for Ukraine soldiers


Ukrainian soldiers spot freezing puppy alone outside, and take him into their post. He stands guard for them now. They've named him Rambo. 🐶🇺🇦❤️ #Ukraine #UkraineRussia #RussiaUkraineWar #rambo #Kiev #WARINUKRAINE #UkraineInvasion
February 27, 2022

Ukraine's President is recruiting volunteers from other countries to help fight the Russians

Ukraine now has international territorial defense units –Zelensky asks everyone who can help defeating Russia to go to Ukraine's embassies in their countries



Volodymyr Zelensky addressed all citizens of foreign countries who are friends of Ukraine. Anyone who wants to join the defense of security in Europe and the world can come and stand side by side with Ukrainians against the invaders of the 21st century. Read the text: https://bit.ly/3voAB9A


Note: Twitter offered the above English translation


Foreigners willing to defend Ukraine and world order as part of the International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine, I invite you to contact foreign diplomatic missions of Ukraine in your respective countries. Together we defeated Hitler, and we will defeat Putin, too.


Dmytro Kuleba is the Ukraine Minister of Foreign Affairs
February 27, 2022

Russians entering Sumy, Ukraine (NW of Kharkiv)


A large column of Russian vehicles is pushing into the city of Sumy from the side of Khimprom, the military administration is reporting.

Civilians are asked to be in a safe place, not to go out unnecessarily and to stay away from windows.

Profile Information

Gender: Do not display
Member since: Sat Oct 16, 2004, 01:04 PM
Number of posts: 37,461
Latest Discussions»steve2470's Journal