NEW YORK — FIFA’s latest attempt at a cash grab is doubling the amount of World Cups, leaving the men and women playing in alternating years. Perhaps sensing his plan dying in front of increasing opposition from his most important federation and the growing consensus that it would be a complete disaster for the women’s game, FIFA president Gianni Infantino tossed up a Hail Mary that still hasn’t landed. Speaking to European lawmakers on Wednesday, Infantino said that the “hope” and “dignity” created by doubling World Cups would lead to fewer African migrants dying in risky sea crossings to Eur...
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U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) on Tuesday spoke about Saturday's racist mass shooting in a predominantly Black neighborhood supermarket in Buffalo, New York, saying that now is "not the time to politicize this tragedy." 13 people were shot, 10 of them – all Black – died in a massacre by a self-avowed white supremacist and antisemite who said he specifically chose the location to target Black people.
Stefanik stands accused of promoting the false and racist conspiracy theory known as the "great replacement theory," which has been promulgated by far-right extremists, white nationalists, and white supremacists, including Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson more than 400 times.
“I want to take a moment," Congresswoman Stefanik said Tuesday, "my home state [of] New York, our nation is heartbroken and saddened of the horrific loss of life in Buffalo. This was an act of pure evil and the criminal should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. It is not the time to politicize this tragedy."
"We mourn together as a nation," Stefanik said during a Republican House leadership press conference announcing the creation of the "Hispanic Leadership Trust."
Stefanik then went on to promote what she said will be the "most diverse" GOP ever.
President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, and top New York Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, are in Buffalo today to mourn with the families who lost loved ones in Saturday's targeted massacre.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said the mass shooting is being investigated "as a hate crime and an act of racially motivated violent extremism."
Video of Stefanik's remarks here.
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Evidence reveals California Trump supporters' violent plot targeting Democrats to avenge election loss
Ian Rogers, a successful Napa Valley mechanic shop owner, and Jarrod Copeland, a salesman who used to work for him, spent the final months of 2020 discussing what targets to attack to avenge Trump's loss, and investigators say they intended to put their plan into action after the Jan. 6 insurrection, reported KQED-TV.
“I say we storm the capital armed on the 19,” Rogers wrote to Copeland, according to newly released text messages. “We gotta organize and do it. Mobilize the 3%.”
Copeland agreed, saying he was willing to die for the former president.
“I have 5 nieces and a nephew that' s enough for me to lay down my life for,” Copeland said the day after the Capitol riots.
“Sad we will need to die but it probably will happen,” Rogers said. “Are you ready?”
“I have the gear and the toys so yeah, mentally yeah I’m there I believe,” Copeland said.
“Are you ready to leave your wife?” Rogers asked.
“She knows how I am and she knows I will put myself in harms way for what I believe in,” Copeland replied.
The pair, who participated in a local Three Percenters militia group, hatched the plan after Trump's loss to target the California governor's mansion, the Democratic Party's headquarters in Sacramento and the offices of social media companies Facebook and Twitter.
“I think right now we attack democrats," Rogers texted. "They’re (sic) offices etc. Molotov cocktails and gasoline."
Business associates and friends describe the 47-year-old Rogers as a loving and responsible father and husband, but witnesses told KQED that he also showed a fascination with Nazism and used racial slurs.
“He’s a bad dude,” said one Napa resident. “He’s going to get what he deserves, hopefully. But he’ll also be some sort of martyr for extremists.”
New Secret Service documents obtained by The Daily Dot show that agents charged with protecting former President Donald Trump feared that he would have a milkshake hurled at him during a 2019 trip to the United Kingdom.
Ahead of the trip, anti-fascists activists in the U.K. started a campaign called "Splash the Fash" that targeted far-right political figures such as Trump ally Nigel Farage with milkshakes.
To protect the then-president from the threat of getting pelted by a delicious summer treat, the Secret Service monitored social media accounts that fantasized about dousing him with milkshakes.
"We’ll have to keep an eye on SplashThe[Fash],” one Secret Service official wrote in a message obtained by The Daily Dot. “I’m sure it will get a lot of attention. I’ll pass it along to the person monitoring the trips.”
The official added that they would "not waste a milkshake" by using it to attack Trump.
At other points, the agents acknowledged that it would be very hard for them to contain all potential milkshakes that could potentially be lobbed at the president.
“At some point on this trip, one of the 4 of us is getting 'Milkshaked,'" one person in the Presidential Protective Division wrote in another message obtained by The Daily Dot.