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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #60 on: September 18, 2018, 02:16:59 PM »
Of all of these stories that moved today, I think this one:

Intel Officials Are Stunned by Trump’s ‘Truly Damaging’ Declassification Order: MSNBC National Security Reporter

By Brendan Skwire, Raw Story

Donald Trump is “helping to fuel what’s essentially a conspiracy theory." READ MORE»


is the most problematic. Who knows what sources and methods will be revealed, and which agents or sources are going to be murdered as a result?
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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #61 on: September 18, 2018, 02:35:06 PM »

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - September 18, 2018

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Cruz is being excoriated here this week for sending out a fundraising mailer that was disguised to look like a summons for county court. It did not go over well.



One Dem state legislator said it was in violation of the state statute on deceptive trade practices...and it WAS the guy who wrote that law, so he might be right.
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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #62 on: September 18, 2018, 04:13:42 PM »
Cruz is being excoriated here this week for sending out a fundraising mailer that was disguised to look like a summons for county court. It did not go over well.



One Dem state legislator said it was in violation of the state statute on deceptive trade practices...and it WAS the guy who wrote that law, so he might be right.

Who would send in a Campaign Contribution getting a letter like that?  I wouldn't even open it.  That has to be the dumbest fundraising gimmick of all time.

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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #63 on: September 18, 2018, 04:13:54 PM »
Of all of these stories that moved today, I think this one:

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is the most problematic. Who knows what sources and methods will be revealed, and which agents or sources are going to be murdered as a result?



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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #64 on: September 18, 2018, 04:31:47 PM »
Cruz is being excoriated here this week for sending out a fundraising mailer that was disguised to look like a summons for county court. It did not go over well.



One Dem state legislator said it was in violation of the state statute on deceptive trade practices...and it WAS the guy who wrote that law, so he might be right.

Who would send in a Campaign Contribution getting a letter like that?  I wouldn't even open it.  That has to be the dumbest fundraising gimmick of all time.

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Latest poll shows Cruz 9 points ahead, Texas voters are dumb as a stump. One of my asshole neighbors at the lake had a Vote for Cruz sign in his yard. (the one with the obnoxious security light that lights up my dock at night from two doors down).




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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #65 on: September 22, 2018, 09:08:11 AM »

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"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #66 on: September 22, 2018, 09:52:20 AM »

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - September 22, 2018

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And Trump is just adding to the problem. READ MORE»


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The issue has made headlines in recent weeks — but it happens all too often READ MORE»


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By Rachel Leah, Salon

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By Steven Rosenfeld, Independent Media Institute

Missouri’s state motor vehicle agency was stonewalling, which is still happening in Arizona. READ MORE»


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It was a complete disaster. READ MORE»



Dan Savage is pretty good. Sort of the gay Dr. Ruth. I don't read him all the time, but I generally enjoy running across his columns. This one is especially good. I think it is interesting to compare LTR's between gay couples vs. hetero couples. Some differences, but it does come down to the same things ultimately.

Commitment is just something that most people aren't able to do....it's cultural. Not enough anchors. Not enough family influence anymore on couples to keep them together. Too much mobility. Lots of reasons.
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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #67 on: September 24, 2018, 01:54:17 PM »

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Re:Sumner on Trump's Money Laundering Career
« Reply #68 on: September 24, 2018, 04:25:29 PM »

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - September 24, 2018

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If they indeed get Trump, this will be the way to get him. I have no doubt that Manafort and Cohen can deliver the goods  to Mueller on this, but I do question whether or not Mueller himself is interested in expanding the investigation this far, which is pretty off the beaten track with regards to the election.

I suppose it could be said that Trump is beholden to and under the influence of the Russians who used him to launder the billions in question....but it's also possible such an open-ended look into Trump's business could backfire. Trump isn't the only crook in Washington, he's just the most high profile one.

I have a hard time seeing how Trump can weasel out of this by firing people. It would seem that would lead to a true constitutional crisis that he almost certainly would not come out of with his orange hair still intact.
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Re:Sumner on Trump's Money Laundering Career
« Reply #69 on: September 25, 2018, 04:08:53 AM »
If they indeed get Trump, this will be the way to get him. I have no doubt that Manafort and Cohen can deliver the goods  to Mueller on this, but I do question whether or not Mueller himself is interested in expanding the investigation this far, which is pretty off the beaten track with regards to the election.

I suppose it could be said that Trump is beholden to and under the influence of the Russians who used him to launder the billions in question....but it's also possible such an open-ended look into Trump's business could backfire. Trump isn't the only crook in Washington, he's just the most high profile one.

I have a hard time seeing how Trump can weasel out of this by firing people. It would seem that would lead to a true constitutional crisis that he almost certainly would not come out of with his orange hair still intact.

From what I read, and I follow this stuff as avidly as I used to follow sports teams, Mueller has distributed the charges and the work to other branches of government so as to make the Manafort stuff pardon-resistant if not pardon proof. I do not fully understand that, but accept that Mueller is well aware of the looming pardon power and has prepared accordingly.

It's been apparent (if not proven) that money laundering is at the base of Trump's positive reversal of fortunes. Steve Bannon confirmed that in Michael Wolff's book. The fact that it was Russian mob money is new. Under these circumstances I would be loath to place any bets on the preservation of the existing order. Trump will sacrifice anyone and anything to preserve his ego. I would not be surprised if Trump fires everyone at Justice until he gets to Brian Benczkowski, the head of the Criminal Division with no prosecutor experience who used to work for Alfa Bank. That's why he was salted in there.
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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #70 on: September 25, 2018, 09:07:11 AM »

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Re: Trump goes Full Nancy On Drugs
« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2018, 09:16:02 AM »

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If first you don't succeed, and then you try the same stupid tactics for forty years or so, and it still doesn't work....well then, you obviously need to double down with more of the same....

What a pathetically stupid individual.
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« Reply #72 on: September 25, 2018, 09:20:13 AM »

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Glad I got my prediction in early. That sure didn't take long.

More accusers coming forward  was a predictable as the sunrise in the morning...and it will be construed as proof...and it is NOT proof of anything other than the power of the madness of crowds and mass delusion to shape a cultural narrative.
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« Reply #73 on: September 26, 2018, 06:29:09 AM »

Glad I got my prediction in early. That sure didn't take long.

More accusers coming forward  was a predictable as the sunrise in the morning...and it will be construed as proof...and it is NOT proof of anything other than the power of the madness of crowds and mass delusion to shape a cultural narrative.
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I dontthink its mass delusion, they know what they are doing and everyone else knows what they are doing too. Renate knew that references to 'renate alumni" were about her, but just did not mind until she was told to, and nobody can shrink their brains so much they believe it makes any sense she did not know. She doesn't even deny doing the football team in the story, yet the 20 odd yearbook references are "unverified". Only the master gender forgoes verification, unless they accuse a liberal leader like Ellison.
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