Stunning Video Shows Cambridge Analytica CEO Discussing Using Bribery and Sex Workers

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There’s some rather amazing stuff in this Channel 4 undercover investigation, including the CEO of Cambridge Analytica offering to “send some girls around to the candidate’s house,” discussing using bribes and fake IDs, and more.

The more that emerges about Cambridge Analytica, the worse they look. High-tech sleaze. Which shouldn’t be a surprise, I guess, given their close association with the Trump gang.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:14:21pm

when people started using social media as a source of news, they left us open for some major manipulation. these people were just exploiting a vulnerability for financial gain, the very driving force of modern capitalism

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ericblair  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:16:25pm

British Information Officer applying for a warrant tonight to seize Cambridge Analytica servers. Shit is going down.

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ericblair  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:18:49pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:19:03pm

I’ve seen a few tweets from people like Ken Vogel saying “Cambridge Analytica charged a lot of money for very little demonstrable impact” and someone else with “CA wouldn’t know what to do with all that data even if they did get it!” Seems like there’s a lot more to the story.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:20:14pm

Well, he was talking about Bill Clinton, but….

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JordanRules  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:27:44pm

re: #4 Barefoot Grin

The NYT and Guardian pieces went into depth about value and implementation so I’m not sure that line of thinking is very viable. And a lot was known even before our last election because it was done in other countries.

And then of course they did steal the FB data.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:30:50pm

Tom Nichols is having a lot of fun on his timeline, having said that rural America should stop thinking of itself as ‘Default American’, because since the founding of the Republic, the population has consistently been getting less and less rural. This came out of an article from someone visiting some small town where the gas station also sells enough guns to outfit the Wolverines.

This led to a lot of rural types touting their superiority over the Coastal Elites….

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nines09  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:32:14pm

Looks like they found that 400LB guy in his basement, eh?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:33:25pm
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wrenchwench  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:36:43pm

re: #7 Blind Frog Belly White

This led to a lot of rural types touting their superiority over the Coastal Elites

I met a nice woman last month who retired here after teaching special ed for 20 years at a tiny town almost 100 miles from here, She named it and I said, ‘I’ve been there, and I got the t-shirt!’ She said, ‘They have t-shirts?!?’

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:39:36pm

This is insidious - micro-targeting for political propaganda, using massive datasets essentially acquired through illicit, unethical and sometimes illegal means.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:39:40pm

That video is damning, CA’s denials and disclaimers notwithstanding.

I posted this in the last thread:

A little speculation on the Cambridge Analytica video…

Given as how Bannon was pretty closely tied with the Mercers, who’s to say that CA didn’t turn that bribery - sex workers thing on their own party?

You know Bannon would be down with it. And it would go a long way in explaining why no one on the R side has made a peep in opposition to Trump.

(I’m convinced that Republicans have been forced into acquiescence due to blackmail. I’ve always thought the raw materials for blackmail came from the Russian hack of the RNC, but this CA story seems like it could have been used against ‘friend’ and ‘foe’ alike, given Trump’s paranoia and Bannon’s worst impulses.)

After watching that video, it seems even more plausible that Trump/Bannon could have run a sting on their own presumptive party.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:40:05pm

re: #7 Blind Frog Belly White

Tom Nichols is having a lot of fun on his timeline, having said that rural America should stop thinking of itself as ‘Default American’, because since the founding of the Republic, the population has consistently been getting less and less rural. This came out of an article from someone visiting some small town where the gas station also sells enough guns to outfit the Wolverines.

This led to a lot of rural types touting their superiority over the Coastal Elites….

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Isn’t Nichols from Wisconsin? And yeah I get tired of rural America’s superiority complex and its idea that it’s “real America”. It’s all “real America” but to be honest the cities and burbs resemble more what we are.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:41:30pm

re: #13 HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)

Isn’t Nichols from Wisconsin? And yeah I get tired of rural America’s superiority complex and its idea that it’s “real America”. It’s all “real America” but to be honest the cities and burbs resemble more what we are.

and why is it country VERSUS cities? whatever happened to the great variegated quilt of American society? or does this have to do with certain political developments over recent decades?

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freetoken  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:42:26pm

re: #12 makeitstop

It would not be surprising at all if C.A. has lots of skeletons in their closet, a shared closet with the RNC.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:43:00pm

re: #14 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and why is it country VERSUS cities? whatever happened to the great variegated quilt of American society? or does this have to do with certain political developments over recent decades?

It’s always been rural vs urban. It even predates prohibition and the xenophobic bs behind that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:44:44pm

I wish some of the American news outlets would start doing work like this.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:47:36pm

re: #16 HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)

It’s always been rural vs urban. It even predates prohibition and the xenophobic bs behind that.

I guess there was also a time when the rural areas were more democrat and urban areas more republican

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:47:49pm

re: #12 makeitstop

That video is damning, CA’s denials and disclaimers notwithstanding.

I posted this in the last thread:

After watching that video, it seems even more plausible that Trump/Bannon could have run a sting on their own presumptive party.

I don’t know - I don’t really see any evidence that Republicans are decent people who are blackmailed into cooperating with criminals and authoritarians. From what I see, Republicans in Congress aren’t just playing along with the FOX cult, they’re full believers.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:50:33pm

This should settle some arguments…

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unproven innocence  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:53:50pm

Democracies are not working as intended. To quote FDR, this needs attention.

Cambridge Analytica Could ‘Add New Dimension’ To Robert Mueller Probe | AM Joy | MSNBC

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2018 • 2:58:17pm

re: #21 unproven innocence

I worry Trump and his clan are doing crazy shit to try and endlessly extend the Mueller probe so it outlasts Trumps Presidency.

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dangerman  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:00:15pm

re: #20 I Would Prefer Not To

This should settle some arguments…

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and not a slice of pineapple anywhere

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ericblair  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:02:24pm

Uh, sell Facebook stock.

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Varek Raith  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:04:26pm

Wow…

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Stanley Sea  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:05:59pm
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calochortus  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:06:23pm

re: #24 ericblair

[Embedded content]

Uh, sell Facebook stock.

You are not the only person to have that thought…
Facebook stock
Click on “5 day” for perspective.

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Sea Mexican!  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:09:56pm

SMH

These people make Uber almost look like a decent company.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:11:07pm
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jaunte  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:11:32pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:12:53pm

Facebook is crooked as fuck.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:13:09pm

“Securing evidence.” The Orwellian phrase of the day.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:15:41pm
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Alephnaught  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:17:15pm

re: #30 jaunte

{tweets by @carolecadwalla] BREAKING: Facebook WAS inside Cambridge Analytica’s office but have now “stood down” following dramatic intervention by UK Information Commissioner’s Office..

[…]

To be clear, @facebook was trying to “secure evidence” ahead of the UK authorities. Nice try, @facebook. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office cracking whip…British legal investigation MUST take precedence over US multibillion $ company..

Uh oh, Facebook!

Official(ish) confirmation:

Oh, there’s more:

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Mike Lamb  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:17:19pm

re: #7 Blind Frog Belly White

Tom Nichols is having a lot of fun on his timeline, having said that rural America should stop thinking of itself as ‘Default American’, because since the founding of the Republic, the population has consistently been getting less and less rural. This came out of an article from someone visiting some small town where the gas station also sells enough guns to outfit the Wolverines.

This led to a lot of rural types touting their superiority over the Coastal Elites….

[Embedded content]

It would be mildly helpful if Rural America could at least acknowledge that they are waaaaaaaaay in the minority.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:22:00pm

re: #21 unproven innocence

Observing how democracy often flounders, now and throughout history, makes me think of this article.

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dangerman  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:27:49pm

in the wash post

Trump’s lawyers have turned over documents to Mueller with hopes of limiting interview scope

because

The lawyers are worried that Trump, who has a penchant for making erroneous claims, would be vulnerable in an hours-long interview.

my itals

1. he has a habit of lying
2. he can’t manage an interview - he’s likely to perjure himself

they’ve just said the president is incompetent and a liar.

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ObserverArt  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:30:55pm

re: #22 Eclectic Cyborg

I worry Trump and his clan are doing crazy shit to try and endlessly extend the Mueller probe so it outlasts Trumps Presidency.

That would be difficult since it also seems they may be trying to scuttle the whole probe to last in office longer.

By the way, Trump’s new lawyer Joseph diGenova, does he not look the part for a Trump lawyer?

What a crew. It is the Trump mob.

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:32:10pm
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Sea Mexican!  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:32:16pm

re: #19 Renaissance_Man

I don’t know - I don’t really see any evidence that Republicans are decent people who are blackmailed into cooperating with criminals and authoritarians. From what I see, Republicans in Congress aren’t just playing along with the FOX cult, they’re full believers.

Semi random thought: maybe the blackmail material isn’t to get the Republicans to follow Trump’s agenda, but to keep them in line in case someone wanted to bolt, sensing the change in the air. They are craven enough to try to pull the “come to Jesus” revelation to protect their seats.

Then again, this is the same WH that can’t make a competent EO discriminating muslims that can pass constitutional muster.

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scottslemmons  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:33:01pm

re: #12 makeitstop

That video is damning, CA’s denials and disclaimers notwithstanding.

I posted this in the last thread:

After watching that video, it seems even more plausible that Trump/Bannon could have run a sting on their own presumptive party.

The Republicans aren’t being blackmailed. The base has gone full-tilt loco and taken over the party. The sane Republicans are cowards who don’t want to anger the base so they stay quiet. The crazy Republicans — who are now 85-90% of the party, both in Congress and in the rest of the world — want every bit of lunacy Trump can puke at them. They’re not being blackmailed — they’re being catered to.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:34:01pm

The first Facebook bigwig bails.

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Varek Raith  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:35:43pm

Fuck you, facebook.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:36:20pm
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Kragar  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:38:12pm
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Kragar  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:39:34pm
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dangerman  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:39:54pm

re: #37 dangerman

sorry…incompetent and a liar

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:40:41pm

re: #46 Kragar

True, his face it was apricot.

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Alephnaught  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:40:49pm

re: #44 jaunte

[Twitter from @qjurecic] Doesn’t look great for Sandberg

Yeah, and that whole thing about FB folks being in Cambridge Analytica’s UK offices whilst it was being raided this evening

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Sea Mexican!  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:40:51pm

re: #43 Varek Raith

Fuck you, facebook.

Anyone interested in making a new and better Facebook?

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ObserverArt  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:41:32pm

re: #42 makeitstop

The first Facebook bigwig bails.

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I want to see Mark Zuckerberg sweat.

Supposedly he has already lost billion(s?)+ on his own company.

He just got too big for his britches, too fast with no questions asked. Now it is going to cost him. They knew what they were doing, all the place is, is the world’s biggest database on people. What’s not to sell?

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:41:43pm

re: #50 Sea Mexican!

Anyone interested in making a new and better Facebook?

With hookers and blackjack?

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calochortus  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:41:54pm

Apparently the idea of selling stock occurred to Mark Zuckerberg. He sold nearly 5 million shares this year.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:42:03pm

re: #37 dangerman

in the wash post

because

my itals

1. he has a habit of lying
2. he can’t manage an interview - he’s likely to perjure himself

they’ve just said the president is incompetent and a liar.

Meanwhile, his supporters find this to be perfectly fine because Mueller is just trying to lay “perjury traps”, and there’s no actual substance to any portion of the investigation…

Because, you know, honest people often get “trapped” in to lying…

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:43:16pm

JFC I can’t keep up with all the bullshit.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:43:58pm

re: #54 Mike Lamb

To add: this is wear the media does a disservice to the public: don’t just uncritically repeat what the lawyers are saying—it’s ok to translate, and it’s pretty freaking clear what Trump’s attorneys are saying.

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calochortus  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:45:20pm

re: #55 jaunte

JFC I can’t keep up with all the bullshit.

[Embedded content]

Me neither. I think I’ll go spend some quality time with my loom. Weaving.
BBL

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ObserverArt  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:46:06pm

re: #46 Kragar

[Embedded content]

You probably think this presidency is about you…
Don’t you?
Don’t you?

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Sea Mexican!  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:47:11pm

re: #52 Kragar

With hookers and blackjack?

Only if you’re not trying to hide it. I don’t want to harbor possible blackmail material.

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KGxvi  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:47:33pm

re: #14 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and why is it country VERSUS cities? whatever happened to the great variegated quilt of American society? or does this have to do with certain political developments over recent decades?

There has always been a split. Hamilton and Franklin were city types who saw America’s future in the burgeoning cities of Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. Jefferson and Madison were countryfolk who believed the future was in the yeoman farmer. The Civil War pitted the northern industrial cities against the southern (rural) plantations. Even during the post war boom, as more people moved to cities, there were plenty of politicians who would lionize the noble farmer/rancher who put food on our table. It’s become more noticeable in the internet age and all the stories of communities being left behind, but it really isn’t anything new.

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KGxvi  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:49:10pm

re: #26 Stanley Sea

That was nice of them, now Mueller knows what he doesn’t need to bother asking questions about and can focus on everything else.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:52:01pm
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The Deep State Drank All The Beer!  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:53:06pm

re: #52 Kragar

With hookers and blackjack?

Hmm … my most recent facebook suggestion, for reasons i can’t fathom, is from someone at the Mustang Ranch…

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:55:00pm
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MsJ  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:59:05pm

re: #12 makeitstop

That video is damning, CA’s denials and disclaimers notwithstanding.

I posted this in the last thread:

After watching that video, it seems even more plausible that Trump/Bannon could have run a sting on their own presumptive party.

While I can appreciate the sentiment, you’re discounting the fact that Republicans are craven assholes who want to fuck shit up just because they can.

Anything it takes to gain and retain power. Anything.

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2018 • 3:59:19pm
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wrenchwench  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:00:39pm

When Mr. w said this, I thought it was so good, I wrote it down and put the date on it:

You have to know when to do an about facebook.

5-11-11. Almost 7 years ago. Who knew?

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:00:44pm

re: #42 makeitstop

The first Facebook bigwig bails.

[Embedded content]

I haven’t quit FB yet, but the only things I’ve been posting are stories like this one. I still like seeing what friends are up to, but I’m also hoping that everyone who made FB what it is sued into poverty and dies in jail. I’m doing what I can to be sure that I don’t earn a cent for their advertisers.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:00:55pm

Fortune, December 11, 2015:
Ted Cruz’s Secret Weapon: Your Facebook Likes

“…Cambridge Analytica’s data seems to come from a Cambridge University professor named Aleksandr Kogan, who started conducting a large-scale personality survey in 2014. He relied on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service to find people who wanted to participate in the study in exchange for compensation.

Kogan’s company paid people $1 to take the study and give access to their Facebook (fb, -6.53%) profiles, which would be automatically scoured for data like name, location, and gender, and Facebook likes.

But people who have never taken a Mechanical Turk survey might find themselves in the dataset, because Kogan’s company also captured the same data for each respondent’s friends. The vast majority of those contacts never gave Kogan permission to use their Facebook profiles.

fortune.com

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ObserverArt  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:03:05pm

re: #67 wrenchwench

When Mr. w said this, I thought it was so good, I wrote it down and put the date on it:

5-11-11. Almost 7 years ago. Who knew?

Heh, that’s about the same time I was able to close my old account that I ‘had’ to have for my old job.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:04:41pm

re: #41 scottslemmons

The Republicans aren’t being blackmailed. The base has gone full-tilt loco and taken over the party. The sane Republicans are cowards who don’t want to anger the base so they stay quiet. The crazy Republicans — who are now 85-90% of the party, both in Congress and in the rest of the world — want every bit of lunacy Trump can puke at them. They’re not being blackmailed — they’re being catered to.

Sure, it’s fucking easy to say that. Everybody’s corrupt, they’re all in on the con, yadda yadda.

But it’s pretty close to impossible that every single Republican is equally corrupt. Easy to make that charge, but I doubt it.

Blackmail is essentially exploiting a pressure point. A pressure point for any given politician would be different, and not all blackmail pertains to purely political situations.

No one is going to convince me that every single elected Republican has zero fear that they could be ruined in front of their families and peers. Sure, they’re craven, but craven enough to give up their families or standing in their community?

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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:05:49pm

I’m really not sure how to take Greg Palast, but here he addresses the CA topic and the Koch Brothers’ project i360 and its competitor DataTrust.

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:14:14pm

re: #71 makeitstop

Sure, it’s fucking easy to say that. Everybody’s corrupt, they’re all in on the con, yadda yadda.

But it’s pretty close to impossible that every single Republican is equally corrupt. Easy to make that charge, but I doubt it.

Blackmail is essentially exploiting a pressure point. A pressure point for any given politician would be different, and not all blackmail pertains to purely political situations.

No one is going to convince me that every single elected Republican has zero fear that they could be ruined in front of their families and peers. Sure, they’re craven, but craven enough to give up their families or standing in their community?

Well, I don’t think it’s so much a question of having zero fear of being ruined, but of not doing anything that their families or communities would be ashamed of.

There are probably some Republican Congressmen with live boys in the closet and so on. But what could they possibly be blackmailed on? The president had an affair with a porn star and illegally paid hush money out of campaign funds, but his supporters haven’t changed their minds one bit.

Republican voters and Republican communities wouldn’t abandon their representatives over anything that there might be credible blackmail material on. Selling secrets to foreign nations? The administration does that in full view and Republicans don’t care. Planning violence or fraud or other crimes to harm their opposition? Republicans would cheer at the thought of their congressmen wanting to hurt liberals. Sex crimes? Democrats are still worse.

Blackmail implies that there’s something that might be uncovered that would lead to public shame or criminal charges. But there’s no such thing to Republican voters or Trumper communities. The only thing that’s shameful is being a liberal. Doing anything else is fine, as long as they’re still part of the tribe. Doing anything terrible for the purpose of hurting liberals is not only fine, but laudable. That’s why I don’t think Republicans are being blackmailed. I don’t think they would think anything they’re doing is shameful.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:19:00pm

Hey, maybe this is why Brad Parscale had to rent those ‘thousands of hotel rooms‘…

Parscale recently spoke about how his San Antonio-based firm was big enough to help boost the local economy.

“We spent nearly $100 million in the course of the campaign with our operation based in San Antonio,” Parscale told the Rivard Report, a regionally-based digital news outlet, “and a ton of that money was spent in San Antonio on campaign-related employment, thousands of hotel rooms, all kinds of economic activity.”

He added: “Many of the employees that worked on the campaign have spun off their own enterprises, using the campaign as a catalyst to better success.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:25:45pm

re: #57 calochortus

Me neither. I think I’ll go spend some quality time with my loom. Weaving.
BBL

be a Norn…know which threads to cut…

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:28:16pm

A whole crew of folks jumped from Cruz to Trump, right? Pierson, Conway, CA….

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:34:45pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:38:25pm

I feel like I may be underestimating the impact of these discoveries. It’s like it’s still sinking in a bit.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:38:41pm

re: #68 stpaulbear

I haven’t quit FB yet, but the only things I’ve been posting are stories like this one. I still like seeing what friends are up to, but I’m also hoping that everyone who made FB what it is sued into poverty and dies in jail. I’m doing what I can to be sure that I don’t earn a cent for their advertisers.

I caught plenty of crap here for pointing out if you’re using it for free, you’re the product, and I would not be part of such things as Twitter and Facebook.

I am so glad I never signed up for either service. While it’s a bit slower to keep up with relatives, there is something to be said for the much greater privacy afforded by the Post Office.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:39:19pm

re: #35 Mike Lamb

It would be mildly helpful if Rural America could at least acknowledge that they are waaaaaaaaay in the minority.

The other thing? A surprising number of people who have little or nothing to do with agriculture like to talk about how farmers could just stop feeding the cities.

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:39:44pm
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freetoken  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:41:53pm

re: #78 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I feel like I may be underestimating the impact of these discoveries. It’s like it’s still sinking in a bit.

I’m waiting for the both-sides-did-it smokescreen to pop up any hour now.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:42:18pm

Wait, did Manafort have binders of Ukrainian sex workers?

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:44:34pm

re: #82 freetoken

I’m waiting for the both-sides-did-it smokescreen to pop up any hour now.

Cambridge Analytica already attacked President Obama’s on-line presence in the 2008 election, which earned them a beatdown of such things as “we didn’t steal people’s information.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:51:29pm

In other news, a blind pig found an acorn.

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plansbandc  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:53:44pm

I really don’t want to see President Racist Grandpa’s cheeto, but I just know it’s gonna happen.

Damn it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:58:24pm

re: #86 plansbandc

I really don’t want to see President Racist Grandpa’s cheeto, but I just know it’s gonna happen.

Damn it.

Feed it to the Evangelicals, without salt.

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:58:42pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:59:10pm

re: #85 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s simple. In the minds of the “Real Americans,” “Urban” = “Black.”

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The Deep State Drank All The Beer!  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:59:32pm

re: #86 plansbandc

I really don’t want to see President Racist Grandpa’s cheeto, but I just know it’s gonna happen.

Damn it.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2018 • 4:59:38pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:00:37pm

OH wow, there’s video of Chesty XIV meeting XV,
And, XV responding to a DI’s knife hand with the always appropriate kisses

Marines welcome new mascott

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Sea Mexican!  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:01:57pm

re: #83 Barefoot Grin

Wait, did Manafort have binders of Ukrainian sex workers?

A Facebook group.

// I’ll go hide.

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gwangung  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:04:17pm

re: #85 Blind Frog Belly White

In other news, a blind pig found an acorn.

John Rogers (he of the 27% crazification factor and the Ayn Rand/orc quote) said it first.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:06:20pm

Deleted tweet
@SwiftOnSecurity
Working at Facebook PR

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Jay C  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:07:03pm

re: #92 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

OH wow, there’s video of Chesty XIV meeting XV,
And, XV responding to a DI’s knife hand with the always appropriate kisses

[Embedded content]

Video

So cute! Old XIV seemed a little unimpressed with meeting the new recruit at first, but obviously warmed up to him (after all, who can resist a happy puppy?) - at least we know there’s one veteran who is going to be well-taken-care-of in his retirement.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:09:13pm

LO fucking hell no L

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:14:17pm

FYI: the rural gas station/gun shop thing that triggered this latest rural v urban white economic anxiety angst was Sarah Kendzior…I posted her tweet a couple of days ago:
littlegreenfootballs.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:18:49pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:19:30pm

This post includes all known videos and updated information on that terrible chairlift accident in Georgia.

A voltage fluctuation resulted in the death of a woman from Texas last winter at Ski Granby Ranch, CO. While the lift was in operation it suddenly sped up and slowed down, resulting in chairs slamming into the towers. The woman’s chair slammed into a tower which threw her and her two young daughters off the chair. She died at the scene and her two daughters were seriously injured. A lawsuit filed by the family against the ski area is pending.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:21:46pm

“Tomi Lahren: Family, Freedom, and Final Thoughts,”
pffft

If only we were so lucky

102
GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:22:30pm

George Soros should buy Facebook.

103
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:23:21pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:23:46pm

re: #100 teleskiguy

I don’t think it was a voltage fluctuation. This was the dreaded rollback. Two things have to fail on the chairlift, the gearbox on the motor and the primary motor brake. When those things go you have to use the bullwheel emergency brake, which finally stopped that chairlift in Georgia after 90 harrowing seconds.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:24:27pm

re: #102 GlutenFreeJesus

George Soros should buy Facebook.

Facebook is worth, by some estimates, $500 billion.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:26:26pm
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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:26:36pm

re: #105 teleskiguy

Facebook is worth, by some estimates, $500 billion.

George would have to cut down on some of those paid rallies to afford that.

//

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MsJ  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:27:51pm

re: #105 teleskiguy

Facebook is worth, by some estimates, $500 billion.

Not anymore.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:27:58pm

re: #105 teleskiguy

Facebook is worth, by some estimates, $500 billion.

That was before the CA revelations.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:28:16pm

re: #108 MsJ

Not anymore.

Came here to say this. Got beat.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:29:13pm
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plansbandc  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:30:56pm

re: #95 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Oh no.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:31:54pm

re: #22 Eclectic Cyborg

I worry Trump and his clan are doing crazy shit to try and endlessly extend the Mueller probe so it outlasts Trumps Presidency.

You know I think you’re on to something.

114
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:32:38pm

Greetings! I am safely back from my harrowing mission to Lubbock, having arrived at the Conspiracy Compound a few minutes ago.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:32:39pm

re: #105 teleskiguy

Facebook is worth, by some estimates, $500 billion.

Drop in the bucket for him with all the protesters he can afford to pay.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:33:16pm

re: #101 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“Tomi Lahren: Family, Freedom, and Final Thoughts,”
pffft

If only we were so lucky

[Embedded content]

PUPPET SHOW

Tomi Lahren

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:33:37pm

re: #112 plansbandc

Oh no.

Basically a tiny version of the monster from the original Cloverfield

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:33:44pm

re: #115 GlutenFreeJesus

Drop in the bucket for him with all the protesters he can afford to pay.

He’s behind on my checks at present.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:33:48pm

re: #105 teleskiguy

Facebook is worth, by some estimates, $500 billion.

Where’d you read that, Facebook?!?!

//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:33:57pm

re: #114 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Greetings! I am safely back from my harrowing mission to Lubbock, having arrived at the Conspiracy Compound a few minutes ago.

how much of Lubbock followed you home on the wind?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:35:15pm

re: #118 teleskiguy

He’s behind on my checks at present.

What, your Zionist checks not making up for the difference?

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:36:15pm

re: #119 bill d. (b.d.)

Where’d you read that, Facebook?!?!

//

I actually heard it on Morning Edition on NPR this morning.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:37:27pm

re: #121 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

What, your Zionist checks not making up for the difference?

The Zionists won’t have me due to my militant anti-theism.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:38:37pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:38:44pm

re: #123 teleskiguy

The Zionists won’t have me due to my militant anti-theism.

You’re a member in good standing of LGF. Surely the Zionists have you on their payroll by now.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:39:05pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

how much of Lubbock followed you home on the wind?

Some of it got here ahead of me, with a thin layer of dust on everything.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:39:35pm

sad…

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The Major  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:39:53pm

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:40:10pm

The reporter who is doing the Cambridge Analytical story told Chris Hayes that today’s news was part 2 of 4. Tomorrow evening, London time, part 3 hits and it is about the Trump campaign.

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:40:35pm

SMOTI strikes again - trying to link Mueller’s “witch hunt” with Seth Rich murder.

These fucknuts are deranged and beyond reason. It’s only a matter of time before Hannity pursues the same exact line.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:41:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:42:32pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:43:15pm

re: #132 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

From the “No Shit, Sherlock” archives, I see.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:43:27pm

re: #125 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

You’re a member in good standing of LGF. Surely the Zionists have you on their payroll by now.

Maybe they’re being sent to an old address? Will investigate.

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:44:40pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:45:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:45:14pm
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The Major  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:45:24pm
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:45:31pm

Philly is going to get hit with another nor’easter. This is not a good looking map.
weather.gov

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:46:10pm
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The Major  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:49:54pm

re: #130 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

SMOTI strikes again - trying to link Mueller’s “witch hunt” with Seth Rich murder.

These fucknuts are deranged and beyond reason. It’s only a matter of time before Hannity pursues the same exact line.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:51:04pm
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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:52:14pm

re: #139 PhillyPretzel

Philly is going to get hit with another nor’easter. This is not a good looking map.
weather.gov

Bergen County is in for it as well… although the spread on snow is impressive.

4 inches to 10 inches.

An inconvenience to a significant drubbing (and given that this is another one of those super heavy dense snows predicted, it’s going to mean more power outages and downed trees).

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:52:37pm

re: #90 Slump-chan

[Embedded content]

Alf Libelz.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:54:19pm

re: #143 lawhawk

Yes. That is why I am topping off my batteries now.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:54:30pm

re: #135 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Wait. What? Don Jr. and a pageant contestant?!

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MsJ  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:55:11pm

re: #116 makeitstop

YOUR TEH PUPPET SHOW

Tomi Lahren

FIFY. 😂

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The Major  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:57:45pm

re: #85 Blind Frog Belly White

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MsJ  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:58:20pm

re: #135 Kragar

Wait. What? Junior cheated on his wife? With who?

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:58:42pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 19, 2018 • 5:59:30pm
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The Major  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:02:22pm

re: #150 Kragar

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:03:03pm

re: #50 Sea Mexican!

Anyone interested in making a new and better Facebook?

MySpace is going “We’re still here!!!”

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:05:27pm

re: #149 MsJ

Wait. What? Junior cheated on his wife? With who?

Yeah, you need a goddamned scorecard to keep track of Trump family values.

Don Sr: cheated on 1st wife with 2d. Cheated on 2d with 3d. Cheated on 3d with at least one porn star. He cheated while his 3d wife was post partum.

Don Jr. cheated on his 1st wife while pregnant with his 5th kid. He had affair with Celebrity Apprentice contestant Aubrey O’Day (who I’d never heard of before today).

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:05:33pm
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Belafon  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:06:12pm

re: #66 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Surely there’s a Trump tweet that says “A vote for Clinton is a vote for my dick.”

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:07:55pm

re: #151 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The GOP controls the House.
The GOP controls the Senate.
The GOP controls the WH.

And here they are about to have the 3d shutdown under Trump, which is unprecedented and a record. No other time in our nation’s history have we ever had even a single shutdown when the same party controls Congress and the WH, and they’re about to do it a 3d time.

They aren’t just incompetent and incapable of negotiating a budget deal. They are incapable and unwilling to govern and voters need to be reminded of this every single day between now and November.

That’s on top of everything else that the GOP is doing to destroy functioning government.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:09:02pm

re: #69 jaunte

Fortune, December 11, 2015:
Ted Cruz’s Secret Weapon: Your Facebook Likes

And that’s an angle we can use with people who don’t get why CA’s targeting tactics are an assault on the US. Play up the fact that these companies, with the aid of Russia, were invading their privacy and collecting information on them without their permission. This wasn’t even “you signed a complicated contract” type of data collection, this was full invasion of privacy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:11:02pm
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MsJ  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:11:12pm

re: #153 Belafon

MySpace is going “We’re still here!!!”

Doesn’t Murdoch own that?

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MsJ  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:13:56pm

re: #154 lawhawk

Yeah, you need a goddamned scorecard to keep track of Trump family values.

Don Sr: cheated on 1st wife with 2d. Cheated on 2d with 3d. Cheated on 3d with at least one porn star. He cheated while his 3d wife was post partum.

Don Jr. cheated on his 1st wife while pregnant with his 5th kid. He had affair with Celebrity Apprentice contestant Aubrey O’Day (who I’d never heard of before today).

Damn. That’s some eleven dimensional fuckery.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:14:22pm
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JordanRules  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:14:46pm

re: #154 lawhawk

Oh wow!!! Had not heard this about Don Jr.
The timeline gets weirder! Diddy and Don Jr. have this in common.

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JordanRules  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:17:31pm

Really curious to see how Zuckerberg responds to all this.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:19:44pm

re: #132 Backwoods_Sleuth

It took years to catch the last serial bomber.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:20:07pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:21:13pm

re: #164 JordanRules

Really curious to see how Zuckerberg responds to all this.

He’ll respond with a Facebook post of a selfie on one of his private islands.

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JordanRules  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:22:04pm

re: #167 teleskiguy

Like!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:23:40pm
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MsJ  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:24:20pm

re: #164 JordanRules

Really curious to see how Zuckerberg responds to all this.

[Embedded content]

Is he still busy traveling the USA on his presidential exploratory tour?

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JordanRules  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:25:32pm

Claude is in the Louise Mensch squad.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:27:15pm

re: #160 MsJ

Doesn’t Murdoch own that?

No. It was sold by him to Justin Timberlake, who then sold it to Time/Meredith Corporation.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:28:02pm

re: #171 JordanRules

When those on the left start talking about how they’re above confirmation bias, remind them that they retweeted the possibility of Don’s dick pics.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:28:06pm

Judy Does Stormy!

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JordanRules  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:28:34pm

re: #170 MsJ

Is he still busy traveling the USA on his presidential exploratory tour?

That was weird too because it got lots of attention at first and then it’s like, is dude still out in that corn field.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:30:33pm

I did… .

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MsJ  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:30:56pm

re: #175 JordanRules

That was weird too because it got lots of attention at first and then it’s like, is dude still out in that corn field.

If I was all CTery, I’d say he did this trump bullshit to burn it down so he could use Facebook to sell himself as the Savior of US so he could be the next POTUS.

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JordanRules  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:32:46pm

re: #177 MsJ

Good “Scandal” plot!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:33:43pm

re: #175 JordanRules

That was weird too because it got lots of attention at first and then it’s like, is dude still out in that corn field.

Little Anthony needs to do his thing with Alexander Nix!

You’re A Bad Man! (Twilight Zone)

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ObserverArt  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:35:20pm

re: #167 teleskiguy

He’ll respond with a Facebook post of a selfie on one of his private islands.

He’ll send out a crappy Facebook virtual reality experience showing everyone how fantastic he is doing as a political refugee. It will explain he is doing it to take a stand for internet independence and libertarianism.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:35:51pm

re: #171 JordanRules

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:37:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:39:22pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:40:54pm

re: #180 ObserverArt

He’ll send out a crappy Facebook virtual reality experience showing everyone how fantastic he is doing as a political refugee. It will explain he is doing it to take a stand for internet independence and libertarianism.

in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:40:55pm

re: #164 JordanRules

Really curious to see how Zuckerberg responds to all this.

[Embedded content]

He’s on one of his private islands with no extradition treaty with anyone.

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:43:31pm

re: #181 Stanley Sea

There’s a reason no one should be tweeting either him or Mensch. They haven’t got a clue and are agitprop outfits in their own right.

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ObserverArt  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:43:44pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ari Melber ✔
@AriMelber
Note: Trump has now fired, tried to fire, or attacked every senior person touching the Russia probe — note he moved in an order, methodically, not all at once…

7:47 PM - Mar 19, 2018

Why, it’s just like a season on The Apprentice.

Just sticking to the script.

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:50:21pm

re: #186 lawhawk

Those two seem to think that they’ve got more knowledge or understanding of US law, criminal law, criminal procedure, and civil procedure and all they’ve shown is total ignorance at every turn. They, in turn, rely on the ignorance of others to spread their misinformation.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:50:53pm
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jaunte  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:53:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:53:20pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:54:21pm

Over the course of this winter I’ve turned my mother on to Ween. This totally happened and I think silly thoughts when I think about it.

It’ll be my pops’ first rock show in retirement.

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:54:44pm

re: #189 Belafon

I can picture James O’Keefe sitting at home watching this, shaking his head. “Where are the badly edited, pieced together conversations? Where are the comments taken out of context? Why wasn’t one of these so-called journalists actually dressed like a Ukrainian Sex Worker? These people just don’t get journalism!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:55:00pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:56:01pm

Aaaand, Wikileaks blames Obama for the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica issue.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:56:25pm
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plansbandc  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:57:43pm

re: #192 teleskiguy

There was a rock and roll granny who went to all the big rock shows when I was a kid in Denver. Maybe your folks can be this generation’s Rock Grandpa and Grandma.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2018 • 6:58:41pm

re: #195 Anymouse 🌹

They are desperate.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:02:30pm
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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:04:26pm

In the rock tour weirdness department - Rundgren announced a Utopia reunion tour a few weeks back, but now they’ve learned that keyboardist Ralph Shuckett is not physically up to doing the tour.

So, what do they do? They put out a public call for a keyboard player. The official statement from the band:

“While discussing a replacement keyboardist, it occurred to us that there may be someone out there who already knows the music and vocal parts and would like an opportunity to tour with us. So if you think you could fill those big shoes, we invite you to submit an audio and/or video sample to us.

“We are on a very fast track, so the decision will be made this week. Band rehearsals begin in 2 weeks, so you won’t have a lot of time to learn the set. If you still want to try out, send your submissions (mp3s or links) to info@panacea-ent.com. If audio-only, a photo would be nice but not required.”

Know any keyboard players who can play the Utopia stuff? Send them the link!

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:05:23pm

“de ninguna manera” now replaces “me/te/an/emos gusta(n)” as my least favorite Spanish phrase.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:05:51pm

re: #171 JordanRules

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calochortus  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:08:36pm

Once again I have perused FR and I have learned that Cambridge Analytica has always been a liberal organization, CA didn’t do anything with info from Facebook that everyone else wasn’t already doing-all perfectly legal, and Obama used CA for his campaigns.
The Stupid. It burns.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:09:35pm

re: #200 makeitstop

In the rock tour weirdness department - Rundgren announced a Utopia reunion tour a few weeks back, but now they’ve learned that keyboardist Ralph Shuckett is not physically up to doing the tour.

So, what do they do? They put out a public call for a keyboard player. The official statement from the band:

Know any keyboard players who can play the Utopia stuff? Send them the link!

Tweeted! What an opportunity!

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:11:39pm

re: #171 JordanRules

Assumes facts not in evidence!

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:14:54pm

re: #203 calochortus

Once again I have perused FR and I have learned that Cambridge Analytica has always been a liberal organization, CA didn’t do anything with info from Facebook that everyone else wasn’t already doing-all perfectly legal, and Obama used CA for his campaigns.
The Stupid. It burns.

Interesting, since Cambridge Analytica didn’t exist when Obama ran for his second term.

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calochortus  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:18:09pm

re: #206 Anymouse 🌹

Interesting, since Cambridge Analytica didn’t exist when Obama ran for his second term.

I know.

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JordanRules  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:18:22pm

re: #202 jaunte

These people are nutty.

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:22:12pm

re: #208 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

These people are nutty.

It’ll show up on t-shirts at his rallies.

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MsJ  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:23:38pm

Well, this is interesting. theintercept.com

AS A PRIVATE attorney in 2016, FBI director Chris Wray supervised a team of lawyers that informed the Justice Department that Blackwater founder Erik Prince had likely violated U.S. law while trying to sell secretly modified paramilitary attack aircraft to Azerbaijan’s military.

Wray and Robert Hur, now a senior Justice Department official, were both partners at the powerhouse law firm King & Spalding in 2015 when officials at Prince’s Hong Kong-based logistics company, Frontier Services Group, discovered suspicious activity by Prince over the proposed sale of the planes. Hur is currently the top lieutenant to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general. At King & Spalding, he was one of the lead lawyers on the Prince investigation.

FSG retained King & Spalding to conduct a review of the company’s legal exposure to violations of U.S. law on weapons sales and the export of defense services to foreign governments and militaries. The attorneys concluded that Prince could potentially be charged with brokering defense articles without a license, according to a copy of the review obtained by The Intercept. The FSG-hired lawyers briefed the Obama Justice Department’s National Security Division in February 2016 on Prince’s activities and, a month later, FSG’s CEO notified the State Department that FSG intended to voluntarily report its possible violations of U.S. defense export laws.

“The potential violations stem principally from conduct of Mr. Prince, a U.S. person,” CEO Gregg Smith wrote to the director of the State Department’s Office of Defense Trade Controls, which regulates the export of defense articles and services, in a letter obtained by The Intercept.

I especially like this:

In the letter, Smith promised to provide the State Department with a copy of the findings of FSG’s internal investigation. In April 2016, The Intercept published two reports detailing Prince’s attempts to modify small aircraft for sale to militaries in Africa and the Middle East and a federal investigation into his alleged business ties to Chinese intelligence. According to a second letter dated April 13, 2016 and seen by The Intercept, Smith asked the State Department for an extension so FSG could review the report for more potential violations of U.S. defense export laws.

Read the whole thing. This fucker belongs in prison and should have been for a long time now.

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JordanRules  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:23:55pm
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whitebeach  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:24:07pm

re: #209 stpaulbear

It’ll show up on t-shirts at his rallies.

Magnifying glass not included in t-shirt offer.

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calochortus  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:26:17pm

re: #209 stpaulbear

It’ll show up on t-shirts at his rallies.

Will the fabric be pre-shrunk?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:27:41pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:28:41pm

re: #206 Anymouse 🌹

Interesting, since Cambridge Analytica didn’t exist when Obama ran for his second term.

Thanks for that info. That’s probably something many folks don’t know. Someone should tweet that to Wikileaks. Our side has to push back against untruths every chance we get.

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JordanRules  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:31:02pm

re: #215 Patricia Kayden

I promise you that WikiLeaks is very well aware of that. Folks in the replies are giving him crap per usual. The major media needs to make sure they don’t give any of these gaslighting attempts more fuel.

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JordanRules  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:32:01pm
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MsJ  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:35:08pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:39:02pm

Some Ween.

Chocolate Town

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TedStriker  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:42:38pm

re: #209 stpaulbear

It’ll show up on t-shirts at his rallies.

TRUMP: Fuck This!

*retches*

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sagehen  Mar 19, 2018 • 7:49:04pm

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Steely Dan: More Than Just a BandPOLYPHONIC MERCHANDISE: store.dftba.com Music by Pracs: SoundCloud Support me on Patreon: patreon.com Twitter: @watchpolyphonicFacebook: facebook.com
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The Faim - Midland Line [Official Video] Another band from the John Feldman / BMG power-punk-pop stable, known for their infectious beats straight from the '80's and party vocals. the Faim hails from Perth. Summer Is A Curse EP out now: thefaim.lnk.to 'Midland Line' Out Now: ...
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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Performing ‘You Worry Me’ Live on KCRW Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats released their excellent sophomore album Tearing at the Seams earlier this year and have been on the road ever since. Inspired by personal drama, but full of hope, the new songs come alive ...
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Childish Gambino - Feels Like Summer There's a lot more to the lyrics and the video than you first see, while the music amd vocal style reminds me of some "hopeful while showing the hopeless" '70's tunes. “Feels Like Summer” by Childish Gambino smarturl.ittour tickets ...
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The 36% Deplorables Still Back the Babooncnn.com No suprise to me. Despite the raving lunatic Tweets, the nonsense policy decisions, the stoking of racial tensions, the Mafia Thug style approach to law, and the blatant grabs for more power, Trump has not dipped in his support ...
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Bank of America Reportedly Froze Some Accounts After Asking Customers About Their Citizenship It is a fact the American law does not require citizenship to open a bank account. Nor should it. Xenophobia is a terrible business model and attitude. Businessmen come here and do business, that's called economic activity. In order ...
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Myanmar Court Sentences Reuters Reporters to Seven Years in Prison A court sentenced two Reuters reporters who exposed human-rights abuses by Myanmar’s military to seven years in prison on Monday for obtaining state secrets, in a case that raised questions about judicial independence and became emblematic of the country’s ...
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