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Paul Gauguin Sheperd and sheperdess in a meadow 1888

 

MSM Gets History & Russia All Wrong AGAIN (RT)
Trump Has ‘No Problem’ Releasing Second Phone Call With Ukraine (NBC)
Anonymous Author Writes Trump’s Decision-Making Is Eroding Over Time (NBC)
‘Steady State’ Kept ‘Wheels From Coming Off The White House Wagon’ (Hill)
Facebook Scrubs All References To Alleged Whistleblower Eric Ciaramella (ZH)
Trump On Impeachment: ‘They Shouldn’t Be Having Public Hearings’ (Hill)
Giuliani: Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Intended To Benefit Trump Personally (WE)
Enter the Old White Knight (Kunstler)
Brazil’s Former President Lula Released From Prison (RT)
Southwest and American Pull 737 MAX Until Early March (R.)

 

 

Over 20 million Russians died in WWII. This should be mandatory knowledge in all western schools. And for reporters. It’s about respect. It should also be mandatory for US presidents to attend V-Day, certainly when it’s the 75th.

MSM Gets History & Russia All Wrong AGAIN (RT)

US President Donald Trump managed to trigger his critics again by saying he would love to go to Russia for the celebration of victory in WWII – which a reporter and most media misnamed as the long-nonexistent “May Day parade.” “I would love to go if I could,” Trump said on Friday, answering a reporter who had asked if he would go to the “May Day parade” in Moscow next year. “I am thinking about it.” Trump noted it was in the middle of the campaign season for the 2020 US presidential election, so he might be busy. The mere mention of the possibility of going to Russia is enough to send the US president’s critics into a frenzy, but the mention of “May Day” had them additionally shrieking in outrage.

“All roads lead to Putin!” exclaimed Raw Story, rolling out a gamut of #Resistance Twitter reactions echoing that line from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Leading the way was CNN anchor Jim Sciutto, who characterized the parade as “a celebration of Russian military power, which Putin is using to undermine US national security interests across the globe.” [..] The trouble with all these hot takes is that there is no such thing as the “May Day military parade,” and hasn’t been in over 50 years. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union did roll out the tanks and missiles on Red Square for International Workers’ Day, but the last such military display was in 1968.

Trump’s own response on Friday – “It’s a very big deal, celebrating the end of the war” – indicates he knew perfectly well to which event he’d been invited: the 75th anniversary of the Allies’ triumph over Nazi Germany in the Second World War, which Russia will celebrate on May 9, 2020.

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No, NBC, it’s V-Day, not a May Day military parade.

Trump Has ‘No Problem’ Releasing Second Phone Call With Ukraine (NBC)

President Donald Trump said Friday that he spoke to the president of Ukraine by phone in April, months before the call at the center of the impeachment inquiry, and that he was willing to provide a transcript of the call. “I have the second call, which nobody knew about,” Trump said, speaking to reporters as he left the White House on Friday morning, referring to that spring conversation. “I guess they want that to be produced also. … I understand they’d like it, and I have no problem giving it to them.” Trump was referring to the three House committees leading the impeachment inquiry, which was prompted by a whistleblower complaint about a phone conversation Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelinskiy on July 25.


The president said that the White House counsel did not want to release “all this information” but that he did not object to turning it over. “I had a call, I’m sure it was fine. I make a lot of calls. But I have no problem releasing it. I’m very transparent,” he said, though he was concerned that doing so “sets a bad precedent” with foreign leaders who might worry about the privacy of their future conversations with the United States. Trump said his first phone call with Zelinksiy was “very revealing,” adding it was another “perfect” call. Trump also said that he is considering visiting Russia for its May Day military parade. “I am certainly thinking about it,” he said, adding that President Vladimir Putin had extended an invitation

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Smearing has turned anonymous. The media should ignore it completely. They do the opposite.

Anonymous Author Writes Trump’s Decision-Making Is Eroding Over Time (NBC)

President Donald Trump’s behavior can be so erratic that most top administration officials have pre-written resignation letters ready to submit, an anonymous author claiming to be a senior official in the Trump administration says in a book scheduled to be published this month. To complicate matters, the president’s decision-making abilities are getting worse with time, according to excerpts of “A Warning” that were obtained and read Thursday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.” The author, described only as “a senior Trump administration official,” is the same person who wrote an op-ed in The New York Times last year headlined, “I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration.”

The column said “many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.” The information is coming from an anonymous source, and NBC News does not know who the writer is nor whether they were in a position to have witnessed what they say transpired. In the book excerpts, the author describes near-daily “five-alarm fire drill” that leads senior officials to cancel plans and race to the White House to intercept Trump before he can enact his latest “wacky or destructive idea.” “Staff throw up the Bat-Signal, calling a snap meeting or a teleconference. ‘He’s about to do something,’ one warns the group, explaining what the president is about to announce.” “‘He can’t do this. We’ll all look like idiots, and he’ll get murdered for it in the press,’ another exclaims. “‘Yeah, well, I’m telling you he’s going to do it unless someone gets to him fast,’ the first warns. ‘Can you cancel your afternoon?'”

[..] In excerpts published separately by The Washington Post, the author likens Trump to “a twelve-year-old in an air traffic control tower, pushing the buttons of government indiscriminately, indifferent to the planes skidding across the runway and the flights frantically diverting away from the airport.” “I’ve sat and listened in uncomfortable silence as he talks about a woman’s appearance or performance,” according to the Post’s excerpts. “He comments on makeup. He makes jokes about weight. He critiques clothing. He questions the toughness of women in and around his orbit. He uses words like ‘sweetie’ and ‘honey’ to address accomplished professionals. This is precisely the way a boss shouldn’t act in the work environment.”

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One half of the nation keeps on eating it all up.

‘Steady State’ Kept ‘Wheels From Coming Off The White House Wagon’ (Hill)

In a new book, the author of an anonymous New York Times op-ed has described a “steady state” that formed to “keep the wheels from coming off the White House wagon,” according to excepts from the book read by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on her show Thursday. “The early Steady State formed to keep the wheels from coming off the White House wagon,” Maddow read from the excerpts of the book “A Warning.” “When presidential appointees started conferring about their shared concerns with the nation’s chief executive … it was done informally, in weekly phone calls or on the margins of meetings,” Maddow continued, citing the book. Many of the concerns staff members had about the president stemmed from his “inattentiveness” and “impulsiveness.”


[..] “In Russia, for instance, the president was reluctant to expel so many of Mr. Putin’s spies as punishment for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. He complained for weeks about senior staff members letting him get boxed into further confrontation with Russia, and he expressed frustration that the United States continued to impose sanctions on the country for its malign behavior. But his national security team knew better — such actions had to be taken, to hold Moscow accountable,” the person wrote last year. “This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state,” they continued at the time. The Post on Thursday also reported on an excerpt of the book in which the anonymous person, billed as “a senior official in the Trump administration,” wrote that officials wake up “in a full-blown panic” due to Trump’s tweets.

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And Twitter too. Curious. Everyone knows the name. So why the censorship?

Facebook Scrubs All References To Alleged Whistleblower Eric Ciaramella (ZH)

Facebook announced on Friday that it would be removing an posts which name alleged Trump-Ukraine whistleblower Eric Ciaramella. “We are removing any and all mentions of the potential whistleblower’s name and will revisit this decision should their name be widely published in the media or used by public figures in the debate,” Facebook said in a statement in which they claim it violates their “coordinating harm” policy which prohibits content ‘outing of witness, informant, or activist.’ On Wednesday, the social media giant removed ads naming Ciaramella which had been viewed several hundred thousand times according to the Washington Post.

On Friday, Breitbart’s Allum Bohkari reported that the news outlet’s posts containing references to Ciaramella had been scrubbed from the site. Wednesday evening, Facebook removed Breitbart posts reporting on the fact other respected news outlets have reported the identity of the alleged whistleblower is Eric Ciaramella. Any Facebook user who attempts to click on that article on Facebook is now given a message that says, “this content isn’t available at the moment.” To be clear, Breitbart did not “out” the alleged whistleblower but did provide additional relevant reporting about him; he is, after all, a public figure, having served on the National Security Council. Moreover, his name has been used in the Mueller report (p283) and Ambassador Bill Taylor’s testimony.

Administrators of Breitbart News’ Facebook page began receiving notifications on Wednesday evening stating that Breitbart’s page is “at risk of being unpublished” but were not given any details as to why, or even which posts were allegedly at issue. -Breitbart Of note, it is not against the law for anyone except the Inspector General to disclose a whistleblower’s name. “There is no overarching protection for the identity of the whistleblower under federal law,” said attorney Dan Meyer, the former executive director of the intelligence community whistleblower program, adding “Congress has never provided that protection.”

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I think he means there should not be any hearings.

Trump On Impeachment: ‘They Shouldn’t Be Having Public Hearings’ (Hill)

Trump on Friday blasted the impeachment proceedings in his most extensive public comments since the first transcripts were released on Monday. He attacked Democratic lawmakers leading the impeachment process and suggested an attorney for the whistleblower who raised concerns about his call with the Ukrainian president should be sued “and maybe for treason.” Trump downplayed the potentially damaging effects of the transcripts that have been released thus far, claiming he was unfamiliar with many of the witnesses and that none of them had first-hand information. “I’m not concerned about anything,” Trump said. “The testimony has all been fine. I mean for the most part, I’ve never even heard of these people. There are some very fine people. You have some Never Trumpers. It seems that nobody has any first-hand knowledge.”

The president asserted that the only thing that counts is the partial transcript from his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. While Trump has insisted that document shows the call was “perfect,” it depicts the president urging his Ukrainian counterpart to “look into” the Bidens after Zelensky brought up the need for military assistance. Trump added that he’s open to releasing a similar memo detailing an earlier call with Zelensky if Democrats demand a copy. The House Intelligence Committee will hold public hearings next week with three witnesses who have testified privately in recent weeks, presenting new challenges for Trump’s efforts to discredit members of his own administration.

Diplomat William Taylor and State Department official George Kent will testify on Wednesday, and former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will testify Friday. The White House has refused to cooperate with the process thus far, directing officials not to testify. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney did not comply with a subpoena to testify on Friday. Trump told reporters at the White House he would have no problem with Mulvaney speaking with lawmakers, but he did not want to “give credibility to a corrupt witch hunt.”

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A very strange conclusion by the Washington Examiner. Defending a client against false accusations, which Giuliani says he did and does, equals “prioritizing Trump’s personal gain over that of the people”?!

Giuliani: Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Intended To Benefit Trump Personally (WE)

Here, the president’s personal attorney has conceded that he used formal diplomatic channels and the powers of the Oval Office to prioritize Trump’s personal gain over that of the people. Trump’s only option at this point is to throw Giuliani and his back-channel under the bus. It’s evident that Burisma only hired Hunter Biden for access to his father, even though it’s unclear that the vice president ever allowed the oil company or his son to exploit that connection. Furthermore, we know for a fact that Ukraine favored Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. But we have diplomatic channels and strategies to combat legitimate corruption and investigate malfeasance.


Furthermore, Trump’s personal legal defense should not involve using the powers of the presidency — potentially without the property security clearances — to gain exculpatory evidence. For a personal attorney to use congressionally approved aid to advance a president’s personal interests over national interests is unconscionable. If Trump signed off on that, then yes, it’s clearly an impeachable abuse of power that proves he’s willing to illicitly interfere with the 2020 election.

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“..liable to end in a farrago of humiliation so intense that all the Lawfare ninjas on God’s green earth will not avail to rescue the Democratic Party’s lost honor..”

Enter the Old White Knight (Kunstler)

And how does Mike measure up against his old Boomer Gen fellow New Yorker and sometime adversary, Mr. Trump? For all of his gilded trappings, there’s no denying that Mr. Trump is beloved by what used to be known as the Salt of the Earth — more lately the “Deplorables” — despite the fact that the president may have actually never been on a New York Subway once in his well-padded life, while Mike was a renowned “strap-hanger” in his city hall glory days. The awful irony! Also, President DJT is almost never seen dressed in anything but that straightjacket of a business suit and tie, gold cufflinks and all, while Mike has often appeared in Hamptons casuals of perfectly distressed blue jeans, polo shirt, and Gucci loafers which, these days, is tantamount to hippie garb.

Mike’s most obvious selling point is that he appears to be what used to be known as “a normal person,” that is in speech, manner, and general comportment. But, normal to whom these days? Perhaps not to the WalMart shoppers moiling by the tens of thousands in those heartland arenas where Mr. Trump casts his magic spells of plain speech and surly manner, much beloved in these days of dastardly, confabulating lawyer-speak, gender studies crypto-metaphysical bullshit, and self-serving New York Times Ivy League ambiguation.

Speaking of which, what might Mike Bloomberg do about the impeachment circus led by the imbecile Adam Schiff that is liable to end in a farrago of humiliation so intense that all the Lawfare ninjas on God’s green earth will not avail to rescue the Democratic Party’s lost honor? Or, how will a Bloomberg campaign maneuver through the blizzard of indictments coming down against the former agents, servelings, chore-boys, foot-soldiers, and media sirens of Barack Obama’s runaway Deep State?

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Brazil will have to get rid of Bolsonaro. But it may be too corrupted to achieve that.

Brazil’s Former President Lula Released From Prison (RT)

A judge has ordered the release from jail of former President of Brazil Lula da Silva until his appeal process ends. Da Silva stands accused of corruption, though he and his supporters call the charges politically motivated. On Friday, the judge accepted the request filed by the ex-president’s defense team, authorizing him to leave jail. Da Silva will now be able to stay out of prison until his appeal process continues. Within two hours after the release request was accepted, former Brazilian President walked out of jail, meeting a large crowd of his supporters who gathered outside to celebrate the occasion. Shortly after the ruling, Lula’s official Twitter account released a video of of the 74-year-old working out. The post was accompanied by two words only: “Lula free”.


The move follows the Thursday ruling by the country’s Supreme Court, which overturned, in a 6-5 vote, its own 2016 decision, which had obliged convicted criminals to go to jail after they lose their first appeal. Now, the court decided such a provision to be non-constitutional, since the country’s basic law says no one can be considered guilty until due process is over. Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva, who was Brazil’s president from 2003 to 2010, was slapped with a 12-year jail term as a result of a probe into an alleged massive corruption scheme, commonly known as the ‘Car Wash.’ The socialist icon has always maintained his innocence, vehemently rejecting all the accusations as politically-motivated.

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I wouldn’t bet on March either.

Southwest and American Pull 737 MAX Until Early March (R.)

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines Group Inc said on Friday they are extending Boeing 737 MAX cancellations until early March, just shy of the one-year anniversary of an Ethiopian Airlines crash of the jet that led to a worldwide grounding. Southwest and American, the two largest U.S. operators of the aircraft, have had to scale back growth plans and are together canceling more than 300 flights a day, taking a hit to profits as they manage slimmer fleets without the 737 MAX. Southwest, which has bet its entire growth strategy on Boeing’s newest single-aisle aircraft, had previously canceled all its 737 MAX flights until Feb. 8 and now expects a return to service on March 6, though it warned that the timeline could get pushed back again.


Boeing Co is facing increasing hurdles in obtaining approval to return the plane to service before the end of this year as it has targeted. [..] Reuters reported this week that U.S. and European regulators will need to return to a Rockwell Collins facility in Iowa to complete an audit of Boeing’s software documentation after regulators found gaps and substandard documents. Boeing has confirmed it must submit revised documentation. That has thrown into question when Boeing would be able to complete a certification test flight. The Federal Aviation Administration has said it would not unground the planes until 30 days after that flight occurs.

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A nice graph from Statista, but if they don’t specify which currency the debt is in, it loses much of its meaning.

 

 

 

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    Paul Gauguin Sheperd and sheperdess in a meadow 1888   • MSM Gets History & Russia All Wrong AGAIN (RT) • Trump Has ‘No Problem’ Releasing Se
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle November 9 2019]

    #51178

    V. Arnold
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    Paul Gauguin Sheperd and sheperdess in a meadow 1888
    Lovely but, what is that horizontal line about 1/3 from the top all about?
    Kinda messes with the view, no?

    #51179

    V. Arnold
    Participant

    After I left the U.S., almost 20 years ago, I decided my knowledge of history was shit!
    As the worm turns; I was indeed correct!
    So, I’ve spent a good deal of the last 17 years on a self driven, history lesson.
    It’s still a work in progress; but I can report, with confidence, it has been well worth the effort.
    The amount of historical bullshit is exponentially huge. And without a personel commitment to weed out the facts; you understand and believe bullshit!
    Good luck…it’s a long trudge through the dregs of perceived knowledge/facts…

    #51181

    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    Africa stands out on the map showing The Countries Most in Debt to China. Yet, according to the Jubilee Debt Campaign, only 20% of African debt is owed to China.

    …of external debt owed by African governments, around 20% is owed to China, 35% is owed to multilateral lenders [such as the World Bank], 32% to private lenders and 13% to other governments. However, interest rates tend to be higher on private sector loans, which therefore account for 55% of interest payments, compared to China which accounts for 17% of interest payments.

    The briefing also investigates who debt is owed to by the countries that currently have the greatest debt problems. Of the 16 African countries rated by the IMF as in debt distress or at high risk of being so, on average 15% of their debt is owed to China. China is therefore on average a less significant lender in debt crisis countries, than across the whole continent.

    Tim Jones, Economist at the Jubilee Debt Campaign, said:
    “Debt problems are worsening on the African continent, but many lenders bear responsibility, not just China. We need new rules to make all lenders publicly disclose loans to governments at the time they are given. Furthermore, the IMF needs to stop responding to debt crises by giving loans which bailout other lenders, from China to Western companies, incentivising them to continue lending recklessly. Instead, lenders need to be made to restructure and reduce debts.

    https://jubileedebt.org.uk/press-release/african-governments-debt-payments-double-in-just-two-years

    #51183

    zerosum
    Participant

    @Doc Robinson
    I looked a little deeper
    edit: I don’t know how to fix the link so that the picture are eliminated

    https://jubileedebt.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Who-is-Africa-debt-owed-to_10.18.pdf
    Africa’s growing debt crisis: Who is the debt owed to?
    October 2018

    Response to the IMF response on bailing out reckless lenders


    Response to the IMF response on bailing out reckless lenders
    8 Oct 2019

    It took a year to answer the report.

    The rich and powerful have not changed and will not change what works for them.
    Business as usual

    the IMF needs to stop responding to debt crises by giving loans which bailout other lenders, from China to Western companies, incentivising them to continue lending recklessly. Instead, lenders need to be made to restructure and reduce debts.”

    If you have been following the Biden saga, then you know that the lawyers and the accountants are the enablers of all scams. (They are the ones who write the laws to make everything legal for their masters)

    #51184

    Dr. D
    Participant

    “intercept Trump before he can enact his latest “wacky or destructive idea.” “…‘He can’t do this. We’ll all look like idiots, and he’ll get murdered for it in the press,’”

    Adding from earlier, so their job is to STOP the elected side of the government from enacting policy? So who’s the UNelected side? How is that not insubordination or worse? And okay, so Trump keeps THEM busy by calling them all day, making them run around like mental midgets. OMG, I would pay $1000 if he would just do this all day and live stream it for me. So if these are the traitors, fighting feverishly AGAINST the people’s candidate, then isn’t the best POSSIBLE use of their, of John Bolton’s and Jim Comey’s time to be made to fly in circles instead of undermining the American people’s vote quietly and effectively? And since we know this, and Bolton is obstructing and undermining, the State Dept is obstructing and undermining, trying to keep wars going in Afghanistan and Syria, then who’s quietly doing the back-channel deals while these morons are kept in a lather?

    Oh and since I’m some idiot 1,000 miles away reading NBC with no inside information and I can see this, how mentally incapable are these midgets? I mean they went to Columbia and Yale, so given, but I thought they could read the paper and tie their shoes. Nope!

    “He comments on makeup. He makes jokes about weight. He critiques clothing.”

    You mean the way he talked about ‘nuking hurricanes’ until he caught the latest Resistance leaker? Because if you don’t give them good material, they won’t scurry off to sell it to CNN. You mean that kind of dumb, unstrategic boss? Please, please keep going. So many of us on the memeboards are having a FANTASTIC, hilarious time, every day, keeping these chuckleheads running around like a 12-year-old with a tin soldier set.

    “the president was reluctant to expel so many of Mr. Putin’s spies as punishment for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain”

    So many things wrong. So you geniuses know who Putin’s spies are, and you want to tell Putin and let them go??? Instead of quietly following them to see who they’re talking to??? You’re fired. From your job scrubbing toilets at Denny’s. …Oh and I see a lot of this. You know, like the time Cheney outed Plame and blew up everything the CIA cover-companies had built in Africa in the last 20 years, blinding the nation for decades and opening the region to China? And do you love Russian spies, or hate them? Because apparently you want to destroy our edge in espionage to DEFEND a Russian spy in Britain??? Who also WASN’T killed, and in fact no one’s seen him, the poison, the doorknob, the tapes, even though Britain’s top Nurse was right next to him in the park that day, 10 miles from Britain’s chemical weapons lab.

    And as every third sentence, the Steady State is mad the PEOPLE’S State is telling them what to do: get out, knock it off, go home. And they will fight the PEOPLE, their representatives, and any peace or rapprochement to the death. And are.

    We are removing any and all mentions of the potential whistleblower’s name and will revisit this decision should their name be widely published in the media or used by public figures in the debate,”

    You mean like should it be headline news in the Drudge Report, for a week with 1M readers a day? Or spoken by Donald Trump Jr on the largest daytime TV show in America? That kind of mention? THEN you’ll reinstate it?

    P.S. as per the IMPOSSIBLE, beyond Denny’s janitor, but possibly even Columbia and YALE stupid, thanks for confirming his identity for us, morons. If it wasn’t him, we didn’t know, there would have been no reaction, the oldest intel trick in the book, used by Ogg against Grogg. Oh and pretty much ALSO confirmed that his Facebook page and social media, his connections? …Super juicy. The wayback machine is going to be RED hot tonight for this guy, and all thanks to YOU, Zuck, Behar. He dropped out of Harvard but just too much stupid rubbed off on him first.

    “Trump On Impeachment: ‘They Shouldn’t Be Having Public Hearings’ (Hill) “

    He’s right: you don’t have a trial BEFORE the trial. The trial, the hearings are the purview of the SENATE, AFTER a real and legal impeachment vote, which is their JOB, their DUTY. Doing this taints both the evidence AND the proceedings, adds witness tampering, and in fact gives a guilty man 100x more chance to ward off a real trial. …Which is why you know it isn’t real but election-rigging. …The polls also say this is not working. Reds don’t care, and Blues want them to do their job and help voters instead.

    “Trump’s personal gain over that of the people.”

    What if Trump’s personal gain or interests WERE that of the people? Would that still be illegal? You know, such as prosecuting crimes he suspects may have been committed? Then it would be appropriate EVEN IF it was also his personal gain. And as a few weeks ago, the only way you can NOT be accused of this is if you always advocate for the OPPOSITE of your own beliefs and interests. So is that not what we ELECT people for? To get someone in there whose interests align with our own, and therefore can follow them at will? They have a very odd understanding of government if Congressmen are required to work AGAINST their interests and against their own election, but most of Congress does work against us so they must be doing something right.

    “Trump’s personal legal defense should not involve using the powers of the presidency — potentially without the property security clearances — to gain exculpatory evidence.”

    Of course not. Similar to the Assange and Flynn trial, the proper purpose of government is to HIDE all exculpatory evidence. Oh wait. No it isn’t. It’s the Executive’s job TO find and reveal exculpatory evidence to the Defense, and has been for 230 years. In fact, just as Snowden says, “The government believes that telling the truth is a crime worse than murder”, the WaEx believes that investigating potential crimes and handling the evidence discovered according to Federal Law is an impeachable offense. That is, in #AntiLogos land, OBEYING THE LAW IS THE ONLY CRIME. And it’s only if you haven’t committed a crime, like Assange, that you must be arrested.

    “all the Lawfare ninjas on God’s green earth will not avail to rescue the Democratic Party’s lost honor..”

    Sadly. Nobody wants this. And if we have one party, what will we do then? The right will immediately go a-field as any unrestrained force does, tho as ever it may take a while.

    “A judge has ordered the release from jail of former President of Brazil Lula da Silva until his appeal process ends”

    So Brazil says you can’t be imprisoned until the last appeal ends, 40 years from now. Crime-on, Wayne!

    “A nice graph from Statista,”

    Also hilarious. How are they gonna collect? Occupy Africa and Bolivia? If we ain’t gonna pay, they CERTAINLY aren’t going to pay. …And that’s why we’re going to get a new financial system.

    And P.S. apparently it was Adam Schiff who outed “Charlie” Ciaramella, when he forgot to redact one of his documents. That’s how RealClearPol got it.

    #51185

    zerosum
    Participant

    then who’s quietly doing the back-channel deals while these morons are kept in a lather?

    Hahahah!
    definition of Quid pro quo

    #51188

    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Ogg and Grogg both thank you for correcting the benighted historical record and spelling their names correctly.

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