Sop USA

“OUR FREE OPINION ON CRIMINAL, SOCIAL SCIENCE, AND POLITICAL STUFF"



Thursday

19

January 2017

0

COMMENTS

Obama’s Curious Opposition to the Full Release of the 6,700 Page CIA Torture Report

Written by , Posted in Uncategorized

A report consisting of 6,700 pages details torture methods used by CIA operatives during their interrogation of suspected terrorists. A 500 page executive summary of the report was provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2014.  As the battle to obtain the full report  for eventual public view continues, some chilling new details have surfaced through court-ordered disclosures. The New York Times reports that “Batches of newly disclosed documents about the Central Intelligence Agency’s defunct torture program are providing new details about its practices of slamming terrorism suspects into walls, confining them in coffinlike boxes and subjecting them to waterboarding […]

Thursday

19

January 2017

0

COMMENTS

Opt-Ed Contributor in the New York Times Calls on Obama to Pardon Edward Snowden

Written by , Posted in Uncategorized

We recently wrote approvingly of President Obama’s decision to pardon Chelsea Manning. In the past, we suggested that Edward Snowden should not be pardoned but that he should not receive a jail or prison sentence, perhaps, we suggested community service would be a better option. Today, in an Opt-Ed piece for the New York Times, Alan Rusbridger, chairman of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, urged the President to Pardon Snowden. Rusbridger reinforces his opinion by saying that Snowden could face the death penalty in the U.S. if he is returned and that Donald Trump has openly called […]

Tuesday

17

January 2017

0

COMMENTS

Obama’s Decision to Pardon Chelsea Manning Draws Criticism From Ranking Republicans

Written by , Posted in Uncategorized

Chelsea Manning (29), a former military intelligence analyst, who was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for passing on military documents, videos and other battlefield information to WikiLeaks, was pardoned by President Obama this week. She will walk out of a Bureau of Prison facility this May. Manning, who underwent a sex change from man to a woman, was convicted of releasing more than 700,000 such documents and files. Her breach is considered to be the biggest in United States history. Her sentence of 35 years is also one of the steepest ever imposed for such a crime. She has […]

Sunday

15

January 2017

0

COMMENTS

The Number of Democrats Who Plan to Boycott Donald Trump’s Inauguration Continues to Mount: We See Nothing Wrong With Protests, But Boycotting is Wrong

Written by , Posted in Uncategorized

A growing number of Democrat lawmakers are boycotting Donald Trump’s inauguration this week set for January 20th. The decision to stay away from the event was sparked in part by the ongoing feud between Trump and Representative John Lewis. Lewis has been critical of Trump from the get-go. However, he fueled the angst between the two last week when he said Trump was not a ‘legitimate’ President.” Trump responded in kind on Twitter essentially accusing Lewis of disregarding his crime-ridden district. Many Democrats have grabbed the Congressman’s back. There are now 19 Democratic Representatives, including Lewis, saying they will spurn […]

Sunday

15

January 2017

0

COMMENTS

Biker Groups Plan to Show Up in Force to Support Their Candidate at His Inauguration

Written by , Posted in Uncategorized

  Chris Fox, founder of Bikers for Trump, said the group plans to form a “wall of meat” to protect citizens at the presidential inauguration. Cox and 200,000 other motorcyclists will be in Washington, D.C., to provide backup to the police to ensure that protesters and rioters don’t ruin the inauguration. Cox characterized the group’s presence as a “wall of meat.” Space for protestors and supporters was sparse after anti-Trump groups such as “Black Lives Matter” and others had already secured space for this lively event.   “We will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our brothers, and toe-to-toe with anyone that’s going to be breaking […]

Saturday

14

January 2017

0

COMMENTS

Liberal European Press Trade on International Scare Tactics and Other Nonsense as They Berate Donald Trump

Written by , Posted in Uncategorized

The liberal European press continues to express outrage over Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the White House. Robin Lustig of the Huffington Post wrote that he experienced “horror, fear, anger, disgust, and shame” when he watched Trump’s press conference on Wednesday. Lustig lamented that “Mr. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States,” and “it will be recorded in history as one of Western democracy’s darkest hours.” He didn’t stop there, calling Trump “a mean-minded, lying, misogynistic fraud with what appears to be only a personality disorder.” Jonathan Freeland of the Guardian joins the fray: He writes  “the Israeli press has reported that its […]

Saturday

14

January 2017

0

COMMENTS

Two of the Sexiest Scenes in Cinema History: Marilyn Monroe and Sharon Stone

Written by , Posted in Uncategorized

It wasn’t too long ago when we wrote about Sharon Stone’s sexy leg-crossing scene in the movie, Basic Instinct. Although not quite as sensuous, Marilyn Monroe comes close in her unedited subway grate scene where her dress is pushed up over her head openly displaying her chic panties. The depiction appears in the movie, “The Seven Year Itch”. The famous shot occurred when Monroe was married to Joe Dimaggio, the equally famous New York Yankee “Clipper.” Apparently, Joe didn’t only clip baseballs, on more than one occasion, Marilyn presented at work sporting bruises purportedly inflicted by the slugger. Monroe divorced […]

Friday

13

January 2017

0

COMMENTS

Trump’s Pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, Says He Will Not Tollerate China’s Military Island-Building Operations

Written by , Posted in Uncategorized

  China has been turning fragile reefs and islets in the South China Sea into artificial islands that host military facilities and declared air defense rights over the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.  Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson said the United States needs to “send China a clear signal that first the island-building stops and second your access to those islands is also not going to be allowed.” He made his remarks at a Senate Confirmation Hearing this week.  Tillerson likened Beijing’s actions to a takeover of another country’s […]