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post #481 of 2127 (permalink) Old 01-25-2019, 05:36 PM
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Wouldn't this situation contradict that theory of "russian collusion" between Trump and Putin?
not necessarily. foreign policy is full of contradictions.

this whole russian thing-- nations are constantly meddling in each others affairs, both officially and covertly. trying to understand the world without accepting that first seems like a recipe for being led, which is probably why no one is explaining it to everybody. "but i thought kim loved kanye!" "sure, but then theres the new venezuelan leader!" yada yada yada. its not that i think youre wrong, i just dont think most of the people involved in the conversation are starting from a very realistic premise.

on one side, you have people who assume russia isnt always meddling and oh, what a scandal!

on the other, you have people who assume russia isnt meddling right now. and oh, seriously?

to me, its like finding out that the president had an affair.

"he what? right in the oval office?!

well lets just stop running the country and make this the most important event on the planet as if it doesnt happen all the time..."

im not actually saying we should be totally blase about it. but theres got to be something reasonable somewhere between blase and "gee wally, i sure miss the cold war!"

if it was as the left says, a complete scandal that we can put squarely on the republicans, thats-- convenient, and probably worth looking into.

the problem is theyre pretending theyre any better. and that, i dont believe for a single minute. there are no saints doing international politics. even gandhi wasnt a saint, what do you want to wager that any of these people are?

you wanna open up every closet? knock yourself out. just dont act shocked that you found stuff, because theyre all taking money from citizens and plotting how to kill each other and profit from scandals. thats their job-- thats pretty much what international politics is.

oh-- and look good while doing it! maybe its not all bad, but all good? hahahahaha... great. everybody go with that. sure yeah, ill believe it if you will.

blase would be "i dont care, this doesnt matter" but honestly, thats how it is for most people in every party. the left mostly doesnt care if bernie or hillary is caught, and the right mostly doesnt care if trump is caught-- and the country as a whole doesnt care unless everybody agrees its a huge freakin scandal.

lost in all this is the idea that if you dont want to be manipulated by russian information agents-- stop creating and arming and standing willingly in the line of ideal information weapons like facebook and mainstream media and passive consumerism. is that too hard?

oh, well-- sorry then.
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Not really political- but hard to believe Joe and Mika are married. They have such awkward chemistry. No real flow or easy back and forth. Nm Joe and his long ranting soliliquies, but Mika needs to cut everything short. Mika is a bit more serious and would likely do better on her own show or an evening news program. No chance they'd split the show now I guess.

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Some US states are introducing bills that will require schools to have a bible literacy class. WTF

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Some US states are introducing bills that will require schools to have a bible literacy class. WTF
this doesn't have to be a bad thing. As long as critical thinking and sound learning is involved, students can actually discuss and evaluate for themselves the concepts found within the bible and the extent to which they relate to the outside world.

If we are already assuming that students are all rote learners, and passive minions to the teacher and "the test", then yes there's plenty to be worried about.

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A year and a half ago I called it, ha! She announces her presidential run a few days ago and she's getting the royal treatment from the MSM, CNN is hosting a town hall for her, and before the majority of people know much about her she's still ranking in the top 5 in most polling for 2020 candidates.

I think Kamala and Biden are going to be the ones the MSM and the Dem party push the most. Kamala is an identity politics dream come true for the Dem party and Biden of course has the name recognition. I'm not interested in either, especially Kamala, she made a lot of terrible decisions as a DA and AG in California, and Biden is as establishment as you can possibly get.
Yes, and she congratulated Ralph Northam and his team in 2017 saying that Virginia won't stand for hatred and bigotry...whoops. Her questioning of ICE re the KKK was totally uncalled for. And then there's stud Willie - score!
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Schultz and Bloomberg (yes, Bloomberg) are the ONLY Dems talking common sense on the economy.

Northam is a typical old school racist Democrat but will be allowed to keep his job because he supports infanticide and that's good enough for the left. CNN keeps calling him a Republican. Old habits die hard, I guess.

'Casting Couch' Kamala slept her way to the top and politically she is nothing more than Obama in a skirt.

The fake news media has already anointed her the next POTUS. Joe and Mika can't stop fawning over her.



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Twitter has been suspending anti-Kamala troll accounts that cater to the hate and bigotry of the far right with misinformation.

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Twitter this week suspended at least two accounts suspected of troll-like behavior targeting presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris of California as well as other Democratic candidates.

The accounts were created recently and had few followers. But they posted easily shareable content about the senator's record as a prosecutor that earned an outsized audience on the platform.

One of those accounts claimed to belong to a black man in the South who opposes Harris and supports Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is exploring a presidential run of his own. That account, @WillisJermane, was created in November 2018 and tweeted about 500 times before it was suspended on Wednesday.

Another account Twitter suspended was @Copmala, which the company suggested violated Twitter's rules against impersonation. That account was created in January.

The suspensions mark an early test of the social media platform as it wrestles with the fallout of the last presidential race. Twitter has been criticized for not doing enough to stem disinformation posted by fake accounts during the 2016 race, including those that were part of a targeted campaign by the Russian government to stoke tensions around race and other matters. At the same time, Twitter has said it supports the free speech of its users.

A spokesperson for Twitter told CNBC that the company was limited in how much it could say about specific suspensions and that they were not aware whether the accounts were linked.

But the spokesperson said it would be "very accurate" to say that Twitter's prohibition on creating "50 accounts and have them all tweet, all use the same hashtag, to try to make that hashtag trend" was one reason why the @WillisJermane account was suspended.

The spokesperson also pointed to Twitter's ability to determine whether a user is being truthful about where they say they are located geographically.

"If we know an account is somewhere and it is saying something contrary to that, that is something that is taken into account," the spokesperson said.

One of the most shared pieces of content the account posted was a 2010 video that showed Harris laughing about prosecuting parents of truant children during a speech she gave at the Commonwealth Club in Northern California.

"A child going without an education is tantamount to a crime," Harris says in the two-minute video. "So I decided I was going to start prosecuting parents for truancy."

Prominent figures circulated the video, including top university professors and scholars, as well as the Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox, an active environmental activist.

The video was unearthed recently by the independent journalist Walker Bragman and covered by national news outlets. Fox News included a tweet from @WillisJermane in its report of the video and noted that the account had been suspended. A spokesperson for Harris' campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
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Some US states are introducing bills that will require schools to have a bible literacy class. WTF
Bible should be capitalized, little dewd.

Will you be also snowflaking if they ever pass a bill to have Quran class as well? You sound like a bit of a Christianophobe.

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The people that dont believe in global warming are the same people that think dotard donald is doing a good job. That says it all.
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Hopefuly Trump's government shut down won't affect my household. I need my internet and my food. You need money for those. If Trump's shut down causes a relative of mine to lose their job then that mean no source of income. I can manage with little food but......not my internet. I have my friends online. I'm going to be like "Nooooooo" while my friends are going to be all worried and wondering what had happen to me.
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The guy has stolen valor, approached the kids and started a confrontation. The kid's smirk is out of awkwardness. If you watch other videos, he's actually telling his friends to cool it out of respect for a peaceful protest. Yeah, they're wearing dumb, bumper-sticker hats that have a heavy cringe factor and support a guy I don't like. But they didn't do anything wrong. The Native American guy, though I took his side immediately, is apparently a liar. The black "Israelites" are the only racists on the scene. Literally chanting and giving sentiments of racial epithets, among threats. Speaking of, all media on the matter have given out threats. Towards kids.


Even Trevor Noah ate his own foot after learning they really did nothing wrong. The black "Israelites" did a lot wrong, zero coverage. The fake-Vietnam vet literally walked up to them and started banging a drum. The MAGA hat kids are even seen making a circle around their black friend when they were confronted by the black "Israelites" and no news on that.

This is just...dumb. We have to reach cynically for problems when they don't exist, overshadowing actual problems people face. How many Detroit kids went hungry tonight? We're busy, white kid in a MAGA hat smiled. How many acid attacks happened in England today? Nobody cares. Trump stepped out of the white house with his orange wig. Sigh... Can we focus, guys?

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Schultz and Bloomberg (yes, Bloomberg) are the ONLY Dems talking common sense on the economy.

Northam is a typical old school racist Democrat but will be allowed to keep his job because he supports infanticide and that's good enough for the left. CNN keeps calling him a Republican. Old habits die hard, I guess.

'Casting Couch' Kamala slept her way to the top and politically she is nothing more than Obama in a skirt.

The fake news media has already anointed her the next POTUS. Joe and Mika can't stop fawning over her.


Cletis staying on brand w/ double-standards and hypocrisy.
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America's sweetheart, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, continues to educated the GOP. I wonder how much more humane the GOP would be if they actually knew what they were talking about.

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Been searching for news about all the BLM and SJW protests going on in Virginia. Surely, they are going to be upset about the racist Democrats in office there. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, et. al., are planning rallies there to get the racists out of office. Can't seem to find any stories about it though. I'll keep looking. I imagine Sharpton is probably busy meeting with his tax consultants, but surely he can find some time for something as important as this. The future of race relations in this country depends on it. And Al and Jesse desperately want to bridge the racial divide and heal the nation.

The #Metoo folks will be sending protesters there to go after the sexist Lt. Governor just like they did with Brett Kavanaugh. They're going to be confronting Virginia lawmakers in the hallways and elevators and holding protests on the Capital grounds. The area will be swarming with protesters wearing those funny pink hats.

Should happen soon...

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Raven Symone, Lena Dunham, Barbara Streisand, Chloe Sevigny, Ne-Yo, Bryan Cranston, Keegan-Michael Key, Neve Campbell, Stephen King, Amy Schumer, Miley Cyrus, Cher, Samuel L. Jackson, Chelsea Handler, Jon Stewart, Al Sharpton, Whoopie Goldberg, Armie Hammer, Amber Rose.


What do the above celebrities have in common?




All promised to leave the USA if Trump was elected. Cher even promised to leave the earth and go to Jupiter. I don't know how all her plastic parts would fare in Jupiter's harsh climate.

Some of us got excited and hoped they would follow through on their "threats". Sadly, all are still here. And Cher remains an earthling...well, sort of.

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Raven Symone, Lena Dunham, Barbara Streisand, Chloe Sevigny, Ne-Yo, Bryan Cranston, Keegan-Michael Key, Neve Campbell, Stephen King, Amy Schumer, Miley Cyrus, Cher, Samuel L. Jackson, Chelsea Handler, Jon Stewart, Al Sharpton, Whoopie Goldberg, Armie Hammer, Amber Rose.


What do the above celebrities have in common?




All promised to leave the USA if Trump was elected. Cher even promised to leave the earth and go to Jupiter. I don't know how all her plastic parts would fare in Jupiter's harsh climate.

Some of us got excited and hoped they would follow through on their "threats". Sadly, all are still here. And Cher remains an earthling...well, sort of.
I think only their bank accounts left the USA...

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dotard jr. repeats dotard donald's lie about the number of people at Beto's rally in El Paso. According to the police, Beto drew a crowd of 7k while dotard donald drew 6.5k. It's only 500 more but this is Texas; a rookie democrat like Beto drawing a bigger crowed than dotard donald says it all.

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From AOC, to Beto to Omar, I'm loving how these Democratic neophytes are putting dotard donald's GOP to shame.

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So today in American politics, Manafort lies, Whiteker lies and the DHS defunds program to fight foreign election meddling.

But let's continue to blindly support this patriotic administration

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