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  1. #4231
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/02/o...smtyp=cur&_r=0

    Yet another example of the GOP putting party before country and protecting Trump.
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    That reads familiar, wasn't that posted about a week ago? Not that its not worthy of posting again, its quite concerning how far down the rabbit hole many in the GOP are prepared to go
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  3. #4233
    damn it was, eyekhan posted it before Loki's cuck fight. missed it the first time around.
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

  4. #4234
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/09/sen-...testimony.html

    preselected highlights:

    • 7 references to "mafia" links
    • 20 references to Putin links
    • Trump repeatedly said he and his buildings were worth less than people and agencies imagined

    • the intelligence community seems to think Trump's being blackmailed
    • the specific reason for the blackmail has to do with "Russians having cameras in all the luxury hotel rooms" PEE TAPE
    • Steele believed a "human source from inside the Trump organization" had already gone to FBI: "a voluntary source, someone who was concerned with the same concerns we had" (pp.175-6) - that being, that the now president was/is being blackmailed by the Kremlin. The FBI viewed Steele's info as credible because they already had the same info from a Trump insider

    • on page 154, on Trump "However, he and his inner circle have accepted a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin"
    • on page 242, Fusion believed because of their research Carter Page was compromised, and he was being offered business deals for his cooperation
    • on page 279, Simpson said someone was already killed because of the information contained in the dossier (because they were revealed to be a source)

    • on page 73, "So in the course of reading that litigation we would follow up on things that were interesting, such as a libel case against a journalist that he settled, which, in other words, he didn't prevail in his attempts to prove that he was a billionaire."
    • on pages 71-72, "One of the things we found out was that, you know, when it comes to paying taxes, Donald Trump claims to not have much stuff. At least the Trump organization. So they would make filings with various state and local authorities saying that their buildings weren't worth much."
    • on page 179, "Sometime thereafter the FBI -- I understand Chris severed his relationship with the FBI out of concern that he didn't know what was happening inside the FBI and there was a concern that the FBI was being manipulated for political ends by the Trump people and that we didn't really understand what was going on. So he stopped dealing with them. "
    • on page 296, "We learned that Felix Sater had some connections with these people, and it's been more recently in the media that he's helping the government of Kazakhstan to recover this money. There's been media reports that the money went into the Trump Soho or it went into the company that built the Trump Soho. I can't remember the name"


    EDIT for more fun bits:
    • page 77, "We were interested in the fact that the Trump family was selling merchandise under the Trump brand in the United States that was made in sweat shops in Asia and South America -- or Latin America."
    • page 79, "Trump had made a number of trips to Russia and talked about doing a number of business deals but never did one, and that struck me as a little bit odd and calling for an explanation."
    • pages 287-288, Simpson calls Sarah Huckabee Sanders a liar for the fourth time (seriously, who hasn't at this point?) about Fusion GPS being a solely democratic tool, confirms they also investigated Obama during his campaign for senator.
    • pages 151-152, "So I also knew -- or I formed an opinion or impression that the Russians were interested in making friends with the Republicans and that Paul Manafort, you know, there was this previous episode involving Paul Manafort, John McCain. So all of that was in my head when this came in which, as I say, tended to support the credibility -- the possibility that this information was credible." - Russians were feeling out the Republican Party, and John McCain in particular, as far back as 2008.
    Last edited by Ominous Gamer; 01-09-2018 at 07:55 PM.
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    And now Bannon's been fired by Breitbart

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy . . .
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    http://thehill.com/homenews/administ...ress-oppressor

    Yeah because all those murdered journalists in other places don't hold a candle to Trump lashing out on twitter.

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    Because that's what the President of the United States should aspire to be like, the most brutal dictators in the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

  9. #4239
    https://www.politico.com/blogs/under...er-data-332745

    What could they possible have found that they see the need to destroy it, even after a court order said to hand over the documents?
    (hint, this could have easily gone in the voter suppression thread too)
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

  10. #4240
    http://thehill.com/homenews/administ...-from-trump-on

    Hold live broadcast of bipartisan meeting over DACA bill
    Watch Trump agree with a Dem over a clean DACA bill
    Watch Republicans freak out as they try to bring Trump back in line
    Remove Trump agreeing from official transcript
    Claim ignorance
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    So, I just read the Fusion GPS transcript, or most of it.

    One of the following must be true:

    A) Fusion GPS is entirely composed of cranks and incompetents
    B) Glenn Simpson committed perjury on a massive scale. Like, a massive scale. Like, Jeff Sessions would take a look at it and go 'woah, steady on son'.
    C) Everything I've been saying about 2016 in this thread is essentially true, the Republicans are actively attempting to hinder the investigations or any attempts to uncover the truth and the entire political fabric of the US is rotten.
    I can hear your yearnings, your anguished cries. Let the nourishment pass your by.
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    You've read most of the 312 pages? Well done.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
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    Yeah, got through to the high 200s.
    I can hear your yearnings, your anguished cries. Let the nourishment pass your by.
    As it leaves you without a trace, it leaves your without the scars.
    Bitter is the end, the end of your cries. Let your nourishment pass you by.
    It'll leave you without your faith. It'll leave you without your grace.
    It's a day of the ruins, the time of your relief. It's the day of the judgements. It's the day of your beliefs.

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    Impressive. Could read that much of a good book in that time but wouldn't expect to get through that much of Senate testimony.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
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    It it basically a Le Carre novel anyway.
    I can hear your yearnings, your anguished cries. Let the nourishment pass your by.
    As it leaves you without a trace, it leaves your without the scars.
    Bitter is the end, the end of your cries. Let your nourishment pass you by.
    It'll leave you without your faith. It'll leave you without your grace.
    It's a day of the ruins, the time of your relief. It's the day of the judgements. It's the day of your beliefs.

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    It's basically double-spaced monotype anyway.
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    That too.
    I can hear your yearnings, your anguished cries. Let the nourishment pass your by.
    As it leaves you without a trace, it leaves your without the scars.
    Bitter is the end, the end of your cries. Let your nourishment pass you by.
    It'll leave you without your faith. It'll leave you without your grace.
    It's a day of the ruins, the time of your relief. It's the day of the judgements. It's the day of your beliefs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    Because that's what the President of the United States should aspire to be like, the most brutal dictators in the world.
    That isn't the point at all of course. The idea is that deranged people make absurd comparisons. Just like when someone does something bad but not genocidal and people call them 'literally Hitler' you know they are being absurd. The absurdity of calling Trump the global press oppressor when other regimes actively MURDER journalists is worth mockery.

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    No, he just praises the rulers who do kill their journalists.
    Hope is the denial of reality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    No, he just praises the rulers who do kill their journalists.
    Which is a mark against Trump but does nothing to justify such a dumb decision. Trump is bad enough on his own without inventing nonsense.

    Meanwhile Trump has put up some impressive numbers. The court system will be slanting more rightward than if Hillary would have been elected for decades to come.

    http://time.com/5066679/donald-trump...judges-record/

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    Every time you say something like that in defense of Trump, it makes you look a little more dumb.
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    A somewhat longer and more polite response than Arkell v Pressdram but the sentiment is the same: https://www.scribd.com/document/3686...o-C-Harder-001
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    https://www.politico.com/amp/story/2...nalists-335853

    Good on the Dutch journalists. I hear they eat Lewkowskians and Kekistanis alive.
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    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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    The fifth amendment has no exception for giant orange douchebags. Is he smart enough to exercise it though?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ampht...d94_story.html

    The current president of the US is basically just a richer and more cunning Lewkowski and the most influential congressmen are a bunch of gutless enablers.
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    Do believe that's the first time the Washington Post has used a curse word in a headline. God I hope it's printed on everything tomorrow.

    I first saw this via my local fox Facebook share. The comments in support barely rate above brain dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ampht...d94_story.html

    The current president of the US is basically just a richer and more cunning Lewkowski and the most influential congressmen are a bunch of gutless enablers.
    A lot of countries are shitholes. Do you disagree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    Every time you say something like that in defense of Trump, it makes you look a little more dumb.
    Other than his twitter insanity and Sessions being a little punk about drug use I'm even more pleased today than I was when Trump beat Clinton.

    Regulations slashed.
    GDP growth great (see Regulations being slashed for partial reason)
    Fantastic tax bill
    Scalia replacement on SCOTUS is a conservative
    More conservative justices filled on the lesser courts
    Liberal tears
    Oh yeah ISIS got rekt

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    That makes you look even dumber. You don't know which regulations have been slashed, nor is there any information on how this recent decision has affected real economic growth or will affect growth in the long term (the most optimistic estimates are comparatively pessimistic). Nor do you have the slightest clue about whether or not the tax bill is fantastic, although everyone can see that the process whereby it was created was a profoundly diseased one. Trump has next to nothing to do with the campaign against ISIS--it's more accurate to say ISIS's opponents have prevailed despite Trump rather than because of him. Trump's and his admin's impact on US foreign policy and foreign relations have been negative. I'm honestly not surprised to see you trying to defend the corrupt, despicable and indefensible--it fits well your character and I've said right from the beginning that, in spite of your phony protests to the contrary, you're basically a Trumpist.
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