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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumbones View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kkozoriz View Post
    Believe it or not, sometimes politics is not doing what's best for your party, it's doing what's best for the country.
    Haha. Funny one. Gullible and naive much?
    You mean like the Republicans that told Nixon it was time to resign because there weren't enough votes in the Senate to prevent impeachment? Unlike the ones now.

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    The more I see the left trying to conjure up Russian scare conspiracies and use every deceitful tactic they can think of in an attempt to remove Trump from power, the more I am starting to wonder if Nixon really was innocent and was possibly entrapped by his political opponents.

    It never would have even crossed my mind before, but seeing how the left has become completely, frighteningly unhinged over the last few years tells me that when this is how the far-left is willing to take things, it isn't out of the realm of possibility.

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    Right

    Keep the delusions front and center.

    Nixon was framed and all the tapes were just done by voice actors and people went to prison due to Watergate just for fun.

    Do you come with a laugh track because you should come out of the closet and do standup in front of a large audience. Come to Montreal, I know I can get you a solid booking with the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival
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    With the extent that the media lies and pushes hoaxes like the debunked Trump-Russia conspiracy theory for ratings, you can't rule anything out anymore.

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    No, you lie and push hoaxes and conspiracy theories.
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    So a Christian on his way to Bible class decided to run over a group of people he thought were Muslims.

    California man who deliberately drove into crowd injuring 8 thought they were Muslims: police chief


    "Authorities in Silicon Valley have launched a hate crime investigation into the driver of a car which rammed into a group of pedestrians, NBC Bay Area reported Friday.


    “The Sunnyvale police chief says new evidence indicates Isaiah Peoples deliberately drove into a crowd of pedestrians based on race and ethnicity, and believed that some in the group were Muslims,” NBC Bay Area noted. The District Attorney is not officially calling it a ‘hate crime.'”


    Peoples was charged with eight counts of attempted murder.


    “Peoples, an army veteran with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder was on his way to a Bible class when he told investigators he intentionally drove into a group of men, women and children, injuring eight people,” NBC Bay Area reported, citing police."

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/cal...-police-chief/

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    And a white male with an assault rifle shoots Jewish worshippers on the last day of Passover

    1 woman killed, 3 people injured in shooting at California synagogue

    A gunman opened fire in a San Diego-area synagogue with an assault-style weapon on Saturday, killing one woman inside and wounding three other worshippers in a hate crime carried out on the last day of Passover, authorities said.


    The suspect, a 19-year-old white male whose identity was not immediately made public, fled the scene by car and was arrested a short time later when he pulled over and surrendered to police, authorities said at a news conference.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/poway-...ting-1.5114160
    Corrected to Passover
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    Thank goodness a good guy with a gun was there to shoot back at the attacker before it got worse. These mass shooters are always such cowards.


    In related news, the New York Times is issuing an apology for their anti-Semitic cartoon they published (while trying to criticize Trump) just a day ago:

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/nyt-op...critics-rebuke

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkozoriz View Post
    And a white male with an assault rifle shoots Jewish worshippers on the last day of Passover

    1 woman killed, 3 people injured in shooting at California synagogue

    A gunman opened fire in a San Diego-area synagogue with an assault-style weapon on Saturday, killing one woman inside and wounding three other worshippers in a hate crime carried out on the last day of Passover, authorities said.


    The suspect, a 19-year-old white male whose identity was not immediately made public, fled the scene by car and was arrested a short time later when he pulled over and surrendered to police, authorities said at a news conference.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/poway-...ting-1.5114160
    Corrected to Passover
    How do they know it’s a hate crime?
    Also isn’t the correct wording now Passover worshippers? Not sure if it’s correct to mention the word “Jewish”.


    Ok I see that the mayor, who is an authority, called it a hate crime. Not sure if that makes it so. The wording in the article pretty much ensures that it’s a done deal in terms of perceptions.
    Last edited by KC; 27-04-2019 at 07:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Thank goodness a good guy with a gun was there to shoot back at the attacker before it got worse. These mass shooters are always such cowards.


    In related news, the New York Times is issuing an apology for their anti-Semitic cartoon they published (while trying to criticize Trump) just a day ago:

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/nyt-op...critics-rebuke
    Better yet, ban assault weapons in the first place. Think about that.

    On the apology from the responsible and ethical press, at least they admit the mistake and then make s formal apology.

    When will that guy in the White House who makes many factual errors and blatant lies each day, admit his errors and make a formal apology?

    Oh! I forgot, he has never made a single error or lied in his life...
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    This might have something to do with it being investigated as a hate crime.

    Shooting at San Diego Area Synagogue Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured [UPDATING]

    Update, Saturday, 7:01 p.m. ET: NBC News has identified the suspect as 19-year-old John T. Earnest of San Diego. Earnest, who allegedly entered the Chabad synagogue of Poway on Saturday morning and began firing, published a “manifesto” online shortly after 10 a.m. local time, NBC 7 San Diego reported.


    Earnest’s missive points to the fact that Saturday’s shooting on the last day of Passover was inspired by the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand in March, which left 50 people dead, and the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh exactly six months ago, which killed 11 people.


    NBC 7 characterized the manifesto as being “[f]illed with racist rants and quotes from the Bible.”


    Earnest, a white nursing student, also claimed credit for an arson attack at a mosque in Escondido, CA, last month. “During that incident, Earnest spray-painted messages referencing the New Zealand mosque shooting,” NBC 7 reported.

    https://splinternews.com/shooting-at...inj-1834355422
    And this

    Suspect in deadly synagogue shooting near San Diego wrote anti-Semitic manifesto

    Earnest appears to have written a letter posted on the Internet filled with anti-Semitic screeds. In the letter, he also talked about the planning the attack.


    “How long did it take you to plan the attack? Four weeks. Four weeks ago, I decided I was doing this. Four weeks later, I did it.”


    Earnest, who is white, wrote that he was willing to sacrifice his future “for the sake of my people.”


    In the manifesto, he also took credit for an arson fire that blackened the walls of the Islamic Center in Escondido on March 24. There were seven people inside the building at the time the fire erupted about 3:15 a.m. but no one was injured.


    The arsonist left a note referring to a shooting rampage at two New Zealand mosques on March 15 that left 50 people dead.


    “I scorched a mosque in Escondido with gasoline a week after” the New Zealand shootings, Earnest wrote. But the people inside “woke up and put out the fire pretty much immediately after I drove away which was unfortunate.”


    The suspect also championed Robert Bowers — who killed 11 people and wounded six others in the Tree of Life synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh six months ago — and Adolf Hitler.

    https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/...427-story.html
    So yeah, it just might be worthwhile to investigate it as a hate crime.

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    Sure looks like the evidence points to it. However in the article I responded to it was the mayor speaking his mind. The writing style of the author didn’t make it clear that it wasn’t the police saying that.

    It’s just that when these things go all wrong and innocent people are named and targeted it’s often media sloppiness at fault. So I’d rather wait for evidence like that in the above articles or better yet for the police to accurately describe the crime as well, though I guess a mayor might have access to investigators/investigation notes or may show up at the scene or otherwise hear such evidence from witnesses first-hand (is in what was reportedly what the guy was saying as he started shooting).

    First the reporter writes “in a hate crime” and says it’s multiple authorities.
    Then way down in the article the reporter later reports on the mayor thoughts saying “characterized... as a hate crime”

    So at the top the use of “authorities” doesn’t jive with the facts presented by the reporter.



    Thomson Reuters · Posted: Apr 27, 2019

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    People react outside of the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in Poway, Calif., on Saturday following a shooting that authorities are calling a hate crime. (Denis Poroy/Associated Press)
    “...killing one woman inside and wounding three other worshippers in a hate crime carried out on the last day of Passover, authorities said.”

    “Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, speaking from a police command center, characterized Saturday's shooting as a "hate crime," saying his assessment was based on statements uttered by the gunman when he entered the synagogue.


    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/poway-...ting-1.5114160

    Bolding mine
    Last edited by KC; 28-04-2019 at 06:44 AM.

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    Looks like Trump is acting like Democrats according to H.L. and MrOilers. Trump REFUSED to call it a Synagogue, the victims as Jewish or say the word anti-Semitic.

    He quickly changed subjects to boasting about his rally in Wisconsin and his golf game.

    Most importantly he absolutely REFUSES to even mention what to do about mass shootings. He loudly stated before that all these shootings would stop as soon as he got elected. Now he waffles and mopes like there is nothing he can do. At least nothing that the NRA will allow him to do. He would not say the obvious, ASSAULT WEAPON BAN. Amazing that the Prime Minister in New Zealand could pass legislation in a couple of weeks and Trump is a powerless puppet of the NRA.
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    John Kelly joins board of company that operates shelters for migrant children
    https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/05/03/pol...nal/index.html
    Former White House chief of staff and retired Marine Gen. John Kelly has joined the board of directors for Caliburn International, the parent company of Comprehensive Health Services, which operates shelters for unaccompanied migrant children.
    One of the shelters the organization operates is the Homestead Immigration Detention Center, which holds unaccompanied migrant children.
    Amazing how quickly you can turn your White House experience into a cushy, high paying job.
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    Toss up some chain link cages, add a few bunk beds and crappy food and you too can make big money taking children from parents trying to keep their children safe!

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    Private prisons and private internment camps. Capitalism at its finest. The Land of Freedom has the highest incarceration rates in the world.

    Incarceration Rate per 100,000 population
    Ranking
    #1 United States 655 (2,121,600 inmates not including juvenile detention)
    #2 El Salvador 604
    #3 Turkmenistan 552

    #29 Russia 316

    #138 Canada 114 (only 17% of the rate of the US)
    #213 India 33

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...rceration_rate
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    Trump's Guest Book Of The Grotesque

    Trump's love of strongmen, despots and autocrats.

    First 3 minutes...

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    Trump folds on border wall funding again. Democrats get funding deal approved.


    Lawmakers strike deal on $19 billion disaster relief bill that excludes Trump's border funding
    The bill excludes the $4.5 billion in border funding that the White House and Republicans have demanded.
    https://www-nbcnews-com.cdn.ampproje...order-n1009396
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    Trump pushing for GOP donor to get wall contract
    The Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump has "aggressively" pushed for the Army Corps of Engineers to award a border wall construction contract to a company whose top executive is a GOP donor.
    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/...t-lead-vpx.cnn

    So Far, $1.57 Billion for Wall Yields 1.7 Miles of Fence

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the $1.57 billion that Congress appropriated last year for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, a federal judge was told.

    A lawyer for the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives provided the information Tuesday to the judge in Oakland, California, who is weighing requests from 20 state attorneys general and the the Sierra Club to block Trump from using funds not authorized by Congress to build the wall.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...miles-of-fence

    Trump's debacle of a wall that Mexico would pay for is an example of how poorly he negotiates deals, over promises and under performs.
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    He's just waiting for the cheque to arrive from Mexico.

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    President Donald Trump said Thursday that most senators have "absolutely no idea what they're talking about" when it comes to tariffs, despite Trump spreading misinformation about who will shoulder the cost.
    Trump is currently facing strong backlash from members of his own party in the US Senate over his threats to levy a 5% tariff on Mexico beginning on June 10.
    Both economists and immigration experts say that not only will American consumers end up paying for the tariffs, but they're extremely unlikely to reduce illegal border crossings.
    While Trump says he plans to use the National Emergency Declaration Act to unilaterally declare tariffs, some of Trump's staunchest allies in Congress are pushing back.


    https://amp-businessinsider-com.cdn....rom%20%251%24s
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    Problem solved, no need to build a wall or return locked up kids with their parents.

    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) jabbed President Trump on Friday night after Trump said he would drop plans to impose tariffs on Mexico because his administration had reached a deal to stem the flow of migrants to the U.S.

    "This is an historic night! @realDonaldTrump has announced that he has cut a deal to 'greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States,'" Schumer tweeted.

    "Now that that problem is solved, I'm sure we won't be hearing any more about it in the future," Schumer added.
    https://thehill-com.cdn.ampproject.o...be-hearing-any

    Now will the children imprisoned, get their soccer balls back?


    Government officials confirmed that the budget cuts will slash not just education, but extracurricular activities — soccer, basketball, art.

    “What are the children supposed to do? Will soccer balls and textbooks now be confiscated? How are these children expected to learn, grow, and function in society?” said U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a critic of the administration’s immigration policy. “These are children that are going through tremendous suffering. ... They are robbing them of their humanity.”

    Michelle Ortiz, deputy director of Americans for Immigrant Justice., was appalled. “These are children. Even Death Row inmates have access to educational and recreational services.”
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.mia...231203923.html
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    So, unless Mexico agreed to fund the wall (not), no further funding or construction of the wall is necessary. Good to hear.

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    "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us (sic). They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."





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    So, who do you believe, the President of Mexico or the President of the United States?

    One has never lied to me, the other is Donald Trump

    Mexico denies Trump’s claim of secret concessions in deal

    “We have fully signed and documented another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico, one that the U.S. has been asking about getting for many years,” Trump wrote Monday, saying it would “be revealed in the not too distant future.”

    Not so, said Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, holding up a paper and pointing to the previously announced details. He told reporters the two countries agreed on two actions made public Friday and said if those measures didn’t work to slow migration, they would discuss further options.


    “There is no other thing beyond what I have just explained,” he said.


    The episode revealed the complicated political dynamics at play as Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tussle over who made out best in the agreement hashed out under Trump’s threat of new tariffs on Mexico. Trump appeared eager to declare his negotiation tactics successful, even as he tried to hype the deal with made-for-TV drama and invented measures, sparking questions and confusion. Mexico’s leaders showed they weren’t willing to play along.


    The Trump administration has been trying to pressure Mexico to enter into a “safe third country” agreement, which would deem Mexico a safe place for migrants and make it harder for asylum seekers who pass through the country to wait until they reach American soil to file a claim.


    But the deal announced Friday made no mention of the issue.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/worl...avoid-tariffs/
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    ^ Don't care. The end result is that the President of the USA told Mexico to toughen up it's borders to stem the flow of illegals which 99.9% of the time has the USA as their destination. Was this in the works when Barack Hussein Obama was in the WH ?

    On to other news, how long before JT has a selfie at Pearson with this crowd ?
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia...deau-1.5169668

    Would Belarus, Croatia, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary not work out better for these people ? Similar culture, easier for them to visit folks 'back home' ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rupikhalon001 View Post
    ^ Don't care. The end result is that the President of the USA told Mexico to toughen up it's borders to stem the flow of illegals which 99.9% of the time has the USA as their destination. Was this in the works when Barack Hussein Obama was in the WH ?
    This was a fake crisis that Trump says he solved. The negotiations were held months ago and then Trump created a distraction by calling for tariffs against Mexico when all he wanted was to take the victory lap.

    The New York Times reported on Saturday that Trump had framed parts of his Mexico deal as brand new and revelatory despite them having already been agreed months ago.

    Mexico's promise that the National Guard would be sent to sure-up the southern border was actually agreed in March 2019, the Times wrote, and the revelation that asylum-seekers would have to wait in Mexico while US courts made their decisions was tentatively agreed in December 2018.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/trum...-secret-2019-6



    Trump waved the 'secret' one page document like a Sideshow huckster, which was easily captured by photographers.



    Reminded me so much of Neville Chamberlain "Peace in our Time" speech with another worthless piece of paper.

    WWII started 11 months later

    Part of the Mexico deal reads
    “If the United States determines, at its discretion and after consultation with Mexico, after 45 calendar days from the date of issuance of the Joint Declaration, that the measures adopted by the government of Mexico pursuant to the Joint Declaration have not sufficiently achieved results in addressing the flow of migrants to the southern border of the United States, the Government of Mexico will take all necessary steps under domestic law to bring the agreement into force with a view to ensuring the agreement will enter into force within 45 days.”

    If you read that, you realize that it is a circular argument that does not mean anything, just stating that after 45 days, if the government of Mexico fails to act, the government of Mexico will maybe do something. That paragraph shows no actions by the US except that they will consult with Mexico. All talk and NO ACTION.

    Obviously Trump cannot understand a single page document, let alone the 400 page Mueller Report


    Quote Originally Posted by rupikhalon001 View Post
    On to other news, how long before JT has a selfie at Pearson with this crowd ?
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia...deau-1.5169668

    Would Belarus, Croatia, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary not work out better for these people ? Similar culture, easier for them to visit folks 'back home' ?

    Sorry, you fail.

    The official position of Canada is that this is a domestic issue for Russia and that those residents can freely move to other locations in Russia. Their asylum would only be considered if they left Russia and made a claim in Canada. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/...seekers-a65960
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    Soap? You want soap? What do you think, that we're made of money?


    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ARGUES DETAINED MIGRANT CHILDREN DON'T NEED TOOTHBRUSHES, SOAP

    The Trump administration went to court this week to argue that migrant children detained at the United States-Mexico border do not require basic hygiene products like soap and toothbrushes in order to be in held in "safe and sanitary" conditions. Trump's team also argued that requiring minors to sleep on cold concrete floors in crowded cells with low temperatures similarly fulfilled that requirement.

    Arguing in a 9th district San Francisco court about the conditions that they must hold migrant children in, the administration said that they did not violate a precedent set by a landmark 1985 class action lawsuit which established guidelines for the way minors held in federal immigration detention must be treated. The case, Jenny Lisette Flores v. Edwin Meese, created rules around the timely release of migrant minors to their parents, and said that those not released must be kept in facilities that are "safe and sanitary."


    But on Tuesday, the Justice Department's Sarah Fabian claimed that the ruling did not list specific requirements like "toothbrushes" or "towels," to establish a sanitary condition.


    "One has to assume it was left that way and not enumerated by the parties because either the parties couldn't reach agreement on how to enumerate that or it was left to the agencies to determine," Fabian said to the three Clinton-appointed federal judges on the court.


    "You're really going to stand up and tell us that being able to sleep isn't a question of safe and sanitary conditions?" U.S. Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon asked Fabian.

    https://www.newsweek.com/migrant-chi...3aKhq7VjDXnp24

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    No need for soap in a concentration camp.
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    Undocumented former Trump employees demand meeting to ask Trump for deportation protection

    (CNN) — Twenty-one people who worked for the Trump Organization while undocumented have asked to meet with President Donald Trump to address immigration policy reform and request deportation relief, the Washington Post reported.
    The Post on Wednesday obtained a letter from former Trump Organization golf course groundskeepers, maids and kitchen staff -- some who worked there for 10 years -- asking the President to "do the right thing to find a home for us here in America so that we can step out of the shadows and not deport us and our friends and family."
    "We are modest people who represent the dreams of the 11 million undocumented men, women and children who live and work in this country," the group wrote in the letter shared by the Post. "We love America and want to talk to you about helping to give us a chance to become legal."
    The signees said that they know the Trump family and that Trump knows many of them, adding that "we believe you have a heart.
    https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/07/04/pol....google.com%2F


    There is a double edged sword for the Trump team...
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    Appeals court: Trump can't use Pentagon cash for border wall
    https://beta-cp24-com.cdn.ampproject...rom%20%251%24s
    A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco agreed with a lower court ruling that prevented the government from tapping Defence Department counterdrug money to build high-priority sections of wall in Arizona, California and New Mexico.

    The decision is a setback for Trump's ambitious plans. He ended a 35-day government shutdown in February after Congress gave him far less than he wanted. He then declared a national emergency that the White House said would free billions of dollars from the Pentagon.

    The case may still be considered, but the administration cannot build during the legal challenge.
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