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    Shyster and snake oil salesman.

    Trump’s net worth may be ‘less than zero’ which is why he is hiding his tax returns: Trump biographer

    “Trump’s financial fakery is good enough to fool millions of Americans, but not the members of the most exclusive rich people’s club in America, the National Football League team owners,” he wrote of Trump’s failed attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills.


    “What Trump does is spend enough money to create the appearance of being a billionaire, something I’ve been reporting since I got hold of his financial statement in 1990, which showed he was no billionaire,” he wrote.


    The biographer has been sounding the alarm that Trump is nowhere close to being a billionaire for over a decade now, despite many parroting Trump’s claims that he is one, just because Trump, and Forbes magazine, have said so.


    “Creating a lifestyle that lets him pose as a billionaire costs less than $12 million annually, I estimate,” Johnston wrote. “And he achieves that not through building wealth, but through his work as a financial locust who devours other people’s money through moving from one shady deal to the next,” he continued. “Along the way he cheats banks, investors, workers, and governments at all levels,” the biographer noted.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/tru...mp-biographer/

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    Trump will have a place in history like 'Ponzi Scheme'
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    Oh I see. You were just so distracted by what your lawyer might say about you, you couldn't concentrate on nuclear disarmament.

    Trump suggests Democrats and the Cohen hearing was the reason he walked away from North Korea


    "“For the Democrats to interview in open hearings a convicted liar & fraudster, at the same time as the very important Nuclear Summit with North Korea, is perhaps a new low in American politics and may have contributed to the ‘walk,'” Trump said. “Never done when a president is overseas. Shame!”"

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/tru...y-north-korea/

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    Wonder why Trump is suddenly talking about his Scottish golf course?

    Trump ordered to pay legal fees after losing court battle over his Scottish golf course
    Trump worried that the planned wind power development near his golf resort would be esthetically unappealing.

    Judges in Scotland ruled last week that the Trump International Golf Club Scotland Ltd must pay the legal costs of the court case, which began when Trump sued the government while he was running for president.


    The president sought to stop the construction of 11 wind turbines on land next to his golf course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, arguing that the project would be esthetically unappealing.


    The case eventually made its way to the U.K. Supreme Court in 2015, which rejected Trump’s case, allowing the Scottish government to move ahead with the project.


    Trump appeared to be referencing the case on Saturday — while breaking the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which forbids a president from using the position and power of the office for personal financial gain — when he quote-tweeted a photo shared by the Trump Organization of his Aberdeen golf course.


    “Very proud of perhaps the greatest golf course anywhere in the world,” he said. “Also, furthers U.K. relationship!”


    The Atlantic’s David Frum pointed out on Twitter Sunday morning that Trump seemed to be “threatening the UK government with harm to the US-UK relationship if he is forced to pay the Scottish government’s legal costs in litigation Trump started & lost.”

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-orde...-8d5f2d3bea7a/

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    Fair and Balanced? Sell, since Fuax didn't have a story about Hillary paying off a porn star, it's only fair that they not run one about Trump either.

    The Making of the Fox News White House
    Fox News has always been partisan. But has it become propaganda?

    When Shine assumed command at Fox, the 2016 campaign was nearing its end, and Trump and Clinton were all but tied. That fall, a FoxNews.com reporter had a story that put the network’s journalistic integrity to the test. Diana Falzone, who often covered the entertainment industry, had obtained proof that Trump had engaged in a sexual relationship in 2006 with a pornographic film actress calling herself Stormy Daniels. Falzone had worked on the story since March, and by October she had confirmed it with Daniels through her manager at the time, Gina Rodriguez, and with Daniels’s former husband, Mike Moz, who described multiple calls from Trump. Falzone had also amassed e-mails between Daniels’s attorney and Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, detailing a proposed cash settlement, accompanied by a nondisclosure agreement. Falzone had even seen the contract.


    But Falzone’s story didn’t run—it kept being passed off from one editor to the next. After getting one noncommittal answer after another from her editors, Falzone at last heard from LaCorte, who was then the head of FoxNews.com. Falzone told colleagues that LaCorte said to her, “Good reporting, kiddo. But Rupert wants Donald Trump to win. So just let it go.” LaCorte denies telling Falzone this, but one of Falzone’s colleagues confirms having heard her account at the time

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...ws-white-house

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    ^ Another example of a 'catch and kill' story. Puts Faux in the same league as the National Enquirer.

    Covering up the truth and diverting attention for political gain is propaganda by definition.
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    Perhaps he should have had a word with his colleagues on the Benghazi panels.

    ‘I don’t believe for one second’ that North Korea talks collapsed because of Cohen hearings: Ex-House Intel chair

    Former House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) in a Monday MSNBC appearance scoffed at President Donald Trump’s claim that the Michael Cohen hearings were to blame for his failed summit with North Korea, saying Trump should blame himself.


    “I never think it is helpful to have, I don’t care what president’s in office, to have contentious hearings like that when there is some serious negotiations happening overseas,” said Rogers. “But I don’t believe for one second that’s why the talks collapsed.” Rogers then cast the blame specifically on the president.


    “Setting Kim Jong-Un up as an international player is really risky,” Rogers said. “He went from that isolation -saw no light of day outside of the borders of North Korea- to now this international player, certainly in the region and that gave him stature for him to walk in and do what he did in those hearings.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/i-d...e-intel-chair/

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    It's pretty telling when North freaking Korea is more trustworthy than you are.

    Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defends collapsed North Korean talks, gets caught lying

    Pompeo reacted angrily when asked about the North Korean foreign minister's statement, made hours after the talks dissolved, that the offer Kim made in Hanoi was final.
    “That’s not what the North Koreans said,” Pompeo responded. “Don’t say things that aren’t true. ... Show me the quote from the North Koreans that said this was their one and only offer. Where’d you get that?”


    After he was read a quote from Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho – in which he said “our proposal will never be changed” – Pompeo fell silent for about six seconds. Then he countered, “What they said is they’re prepared to continue conversations with us and that’s what we intend to do.”

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/201...s-caught-lying

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    Imagine the twitter storm that will be coming from 1600 Pennsylvania

    Democrats to use ‘arcane’ law to unmask Trump’s tax returns by the end of the month: report

    “Federal law says the chairs of certain committees, including Ways and Means, can ask for copies of any taxpayer’s returns and that the treasury secretary ‘shall furnish such committee with any return or return information’ specified in the request,” the report noted. “The law dates to the 1920s and is designed to be a way for Congress to check corruption in the executive branch.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/dem...-month-report/

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    Well Trump used ‘arcane’ law to unilaterally apply tariffs to Canadian steel and aluminum.

    They created a law in the 1920's to check corruption in the executive branch for good reason. Now they can use the same law for similar reasons today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkozoriz View Post
    Imagine the twitter storm that will be coming from 1600 Pennsylvania

    ...any worse than your umpteen Trump posts/threads/thread redirections/links to linked articles that link to a link about a link you linked to/ anti-trump rants you've polluted this forum with? We get it. You hate Trump!

    Oh, I get it. Stockholm Syndrome social media style. You're so deep into being held hostage about everything Trump that you act like your captor! TWEET/POST AWAY!

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    RichardS, this forum is here to share topics we are passionate about. If you don't want to read about Trump, there are plenty of other threads you can read about such as sports, airshows or complaining about the Metro line.

    Nobody forces you to read this thread.

    Stop bullying people like Trump does...
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    Nice try. I'm not bullying. I'm pointing out what has irritated more people than not. Just look at the history. The umpteen Trump threads irritate. The hypocrisy therein is just delicious...and yes, I'm probably enjoying it too much.

    I get to hear the complaints. You may want to remember that.
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    I think PRT has forgotten that this is your website. Bought and paid for. (with a bit of help)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    RichardS, this forum is here to share topics we are passionate about. If you don't want to read about Trump, there are plenty of other threads you can read about such as sports, airshows or complaining about the Metro line.

    Nobody forces you to read this thread.

    Stop bullying people like Trump does...
    the forum isn't just "here".

    it was built and paid for and maintained by people who are passionate about allowing it to be a forum for us to share topics and opinions we are passionate about.

    the rest of us are here as guests, you, me and kkozoriz included.

    and the one rule for guests anywhere who want to stay should be to respect and pay attention to the house rules. and one of the house rules here is to respect the fact that C2E is a forum that promotes civility and decorum.

    so when your host starts to point out that you're consistently running afoul of those rules, the correct response isn't to tell him "not to listen". the correct response is to heed the warning.

    don't like the warning? go home and sit in your own living room or find some other host to party with.

    and when the warning is delivered to your friend, the appropriate response is to help our friend deal with it appropriately, not tell your host to f.off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kkozoriz View Post
    Imagine the twitter storm that will be coming from 1600 Pennsylvania

    ...any worse than your umpteen Trump posts/threads/thread redirections/links to linked articles that link to a link about a link you linked to/ anti-trump rants you've polluted this forum with? We get it. You hate Trump!

    Oh, I get it. Stockholm Syndrome social media style. You're so deep into being held hostage about everything Trump that you act like your captor! TWEET/POST AWAY!

    Sorry, I thought that this was a Trump thread.

    Here's a picture of a kitten for you. Better?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumbones View Post
    I think PRT has forgotten that this is your website. Bought and paid for. (with a bit of help)
    I think that what they've forgotten is that I don't run this like it is my website, but rather, exactly like PRT says. A place to discuss your passion.

    I've had several calls to close the Trump thread(s) because they were taking over the forum. I've let it go because I actually try to keep this as open as possible, and as Replacement once said, maybe I err too far. Fair comment, for it seems I have here.

    Discussing your passion is now (with US politics) that awkward dinner party where 2 guests just constantly derail every conversation about anything and make it about Trump. For example...

    "Oh look, there are pretty clouds in the sky! That one looks like an Elephant!"

    "Well," says the conversation killer, " you see an Elephant, you must be a REPUBLICAN! And, don't you know that Trump is anti-climate change and those clouds will no longer be there. Here are 38 posts and 9,000 articles, 16 memes, 768 pictures, 4000 editorial cartoons, 90 links from echo chambers I follow, and a 3 hour conversation saying I am right. If you disagree, you are a war mongering, baby killing, misogynist!"

    "...errrrr...How about those Oilers?"

    Response. "OIL??? Do you know that Trump wants to expand coal mining? He is paid for by Russian Oil companies! And speaking about Russia, Muller has.....blah blah blah"

    "...ooooookaaaay….My daughter had a recital today! She was wonderful in her rendition of Beethoven's …"

    Interrupted

    "DAUGHTER!! She's better sit on that piano bench carefully or Trump will grab her in the..."

    Crowd punches dinner guest.

    ...instead of cluing in...

    ...punched person blames party host, has a snit fit, and tries to make the fact that he/she was punched is somehow related to a word said during Cards Against Humanity...which somehow means the host is an alt+right activist...

    Sums it up about right...

    Discuss your passion. ...but don't be surprised if this party host gets a little testy when you try to frame him personally from behind an anonymous veil. I punch back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkozoriz View Post

    Sorry, I thought that this was a Trump thread.

    Don't you mean one of the several Trump threads, interspursed with Trump derails on non Trump topics?
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    I have started a grand total of one Trump thread that I can see, at least in the recent listing. And I do admit that I occasionally bring up his name in other forums but I try not to unless it's very closely related such as NAFTA.

    Why would people be asking that the Trump thread be closed when they are clearly labelled and set in the Off Topic area? Or would pro-Trump post be permitted?

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    Are you really that obtuse?

    They'd complain on either.

    THe complaint is that this is a forum about Edmonton, Alberta...and when they log onto the What's New thread, it is TRUMP
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    …and mainly posts from 2 people in all of them.

    Any questions?

    What else is there to say on this topic?


    I have one. Is there still snow out east?
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    I shall limit myself to one post per day per Trump forum, covering all relevant news in one post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    Are you really that obtuse?

    They'd complain on either.

    THe complaint is that this is a forum about Edmonton, Alberta...and when they log onto the What's New thread, it is TRUMP
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    …and mainly posts from 2 people in all of them.

    Any questions?

    What else is there to say on this topic?


    I have one. Is there still snow out east?
    Now you are getting childish.

    Posting TRUMP 70+ times is something right out of a Donald Trump tweet.

    I first came to this forum after reading about Personal Rapid Transit on this forum, a topic thread someone else started.

    When I learned about it more about PRT and its potential to improve transit, I wrote about it and I got hammered that I was anti-LRT even after explaining dozens of time I was not but that the economics of new LRT construction was so expensive that the cost benefit ratios were terrible and alternatives should be studied or even a test track built.

    I was directly involved in the Trolley Debate and found out that ETS had a fraudulent plan to destroy a valuable electric transit network and I hammered for that too.

    When the C2E forum was in trouble of collapsing, I saw its value and contributed to its twice to keep it afloat and would do it again in a heartbeat.

    There are 24 threads about US Politics. Only 4 started by me and a couple of those were housecleaning to keep the thread subjects catagorized. The original Trump thread was started by Gemini.

    I have kept out of most other threads regarding Alberta politics, sports, most Edmonton business and development proposals. I make a correlation between the issues regarding the Trudeau/SNC/Wilson-Raybould affair and the Constitutional parallels with the US Constitutional crisis involving Trump and people's heads explode.



    Trump and US politics are not a Washington only topic. The US political actions have a huge effect on the Canadian, Albertain and Edmonton economies and political fabric. As an oil exporter, the US is our largest market. The President can cause WWIII in minutes but also Trump has affected world politics, the rise of the extreme right wing, incited racism, antisemitism, and has directly challenged the rule of law and the foundations of democracy in countries the world over. World history is being written every day by Trump and those opposed to the man who believes he is King of America.

    Sure, go ahead and bury your head in the sand and delete all the Trump threads. It does not make the problem go away.
    Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 06-03-2019 at 07:59 AM.
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    Maybe I am sensitive about the rise of Trump and Trumpism.

    I grew up in Edmonton in the 1960's and 70's and my parents were German immigrants.

    I had many questions about the rise of Hitler and Fascism as I grew up and studied much about it including reading Orwell's '1984'.

    I knew of Trump in the 1980's, 90's and his first election run in 2000, something he lies about today. At that time, i knew he was a fraud and a con artist.

    I now understand how Hitler and the Nazis came to power. How lies become facts, how people throw out their long held beliefs in goodness and the rule of law as they worship a new ideology. How some people ignore what is happening or become apologists. How corporations, factions of the media spew propaganda, the police and others in authority become enablers and bold in quelling dissent stifling free speech. Only the strong and principled resist the wave of corruption and the attacks on institutions and the Constitution.

    Yes this directly affects Edmontonians.

    I never heard of the Soldiers of Odin before Trump. Now they patrol our streets right in River City.

    We see the rise of right wing extremism invading Alberta politics.

    US tariffs and US protectionism affect the prices we pay, Edmonton companies that do business in the USA and the products we export.

    Many people refuse to now take vacations in the US due to Trump.

    The immigration and border issues are not only against Mexico or Muslim countries. Now emboldened by Trumpism, US immigration officials are creating new rules or taking it upon themselves to obfuscate and impede Canadians from working in the US as they have done for years. I know more than a dozen Edmontonians who live and/or work in the US. They tell me that getting a work Visa was relatively simple and affordable. A couple of short reference letters from employers or professional associates and a small fee to an immigration lawyer and a few weeks later you got a work visa. Now experienced immigration lawyers have seen their clients having to fill out far more paperwork, list clients and get multiple letters of reference, sometimes having to go back for more detailed letters and documents, forced to join US unions and pay the membership fees and get letters from the unions as well. Then the approval process takes many months with every roadblock that the US immigration officials can imagine and throw in to further delay or deny their application. Applicants have to spend thousands of dollars just to get their visa.

    Now US employers are giving second thought to hiring skilled Canadians and Edmontonians because of this onerous and lengthy process.

    Trump and Trumpism is pervasive and feeds off xenophobia, American exceptionalism and feelings of superiority.

    Guess what? This should be a concern of all Edmontonians.
    Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 06-03-2019 at 08:00 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcantor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    RichardS, this forum is here to share topics we are passionate about. If you don't want to read about Trump, there are plenty of other threads you can read about such as sports, airshows or complaining about the Metro line.

    Nobody forces you to read this thread.

    Stop bullying people like Trump does...
    the forum isn't just "here".

    it was built and paid for and maintained by people who are passionate about allowing it to be a forum for us to share topics and opinions we are passionate about.

    the rest of us are here as guests, you, me and kkozoriz included.

    and the one rule for guests anywhere who want to stay should be to respect and pay attention to the house rules. and one of the house rules here is to respect the fact that C2E is a forum that promotes civility and decorum.

    so when your host starts to point out that you're consistently running afoul of those rules, the correct response isn't to tell him "not to listen". the correct response is to heed the warning.

    don't like the warning? go home and sit in your own living room or find some other host to party with.

    and when the warning is delivered to your friend, the appropriate response is to help our friend deal with it appropriately, not tell your host to f.off.
    I follow the rules and stating that I have not respected the forum rules or have acted uncivilly and without decorum is utterly false. Can you show me which rules of this forum that you claim I have broken and "consistently running afoul of those rules,"?

    Just because you disagree with me does not give you the right to swash a debate. Sounds like you want to also shut down CNN and the 'fake news media' as Trump call it because they talk about Trump and not all his wondrous accomplishments of 'making America great again' or reporting on cute kittens and how the Oilers are doing because you can't handle big issues.

    Are you pizzed about all the Trump talk? Well good! Let's see the huge number of investigations play out, see that the evidence tracks his and his associates crimes and lies that are destroying the American economy and world status that took a century to build, and then see that Trump and his ilk go to prison and we can finally close the book on this awful chapter of American History.




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    Posting articles with more than 150 words is a clear indication you dont follow the rules

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    Well then spell it out. I have not been reprimanded of that policy for several years and others have been posting long articles as well, in many threads.

    Don't pull out a rule as an afterthought. The complaint was the number of posts not the length of the posted article. 95+% of the time I only post a few paragraphs with the sourced links and follow the forum rules. Often people don't bother to trim quoted posts and nothing is said about posts with quotes nested 5 or 10 deep.

    Medwards, you have violated the same rule many times, and then reposting the same articles again and again in deliberate efforts to overwhelm, flamebait and cause Admin to shut down threads.

    This was the original issue:

    RichardS stated "THe complaint is that this is a forum about Edmonton, Alberta...and when they log onto the What's New thread, it is TRUMP"
    Maybe a simple fix is to take the C2E Cafe forum section out of the What's New thread so that KC's prodigious amounts of threads he starts, (numbering over 500 threads KC has started) remain off the What's New thread, and the associated US Politics is not front and center for all the snowflakes who close their eyes and want anything Trump to disappear.

    Maybe some forum users should learn to use the New Posts Link rather than What's New? Link
    Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 06-03-2019 at 10:43 AM.
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    Wow! That’s a lot of new threads (now mostly old). I count fewer.

    Ironically posting to existing, but old, threads gets other posters very upset. KC necro’d this or that. However I recently posted an old film to an old film thread and now I see that several more old videos of Edmonton in the 1950s etc have been added to that thread.

    I find that c2e is not only interesting in reading about what is happening in the city (towers. Colour of the glass on towers, shape of towers, the need for more towers...) but also in understanding what Edmontonians are like, what they think, etc. I never did like or understand the “Red Neck” label applied to Albertans and I think many of the various threads serve to highlight attitudes here that show the diversity of opinion and that that label and many other simplistabels are just BS.
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    Ironically posting to existing, but old, threads gets other posters very upset.
    You will never win. If you start a new thread and there is an old existing thread, someone will criticize you too.

    I feel for RichardS as any move he makes will be criticized by someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    I feel for RichardS as any move he makes will be criticized by someone.
    That's why I sympathize with Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
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    I feel for RichardS as any move he makes will be criticized by someone.
    That's why I sympathize with Trump.
    and Clinton, and Obama?


    It is odd that Trump raises people’s suspicions:

    Trump revokes Obama rule on reporting drone strike deaths - BBC News
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47480207
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
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    I feel for RichardS as any move he makes will be criticized by someone.
    That's why I sympathize with Trump.
    and Clinton, and Obama?


    and Hitler, and Genghis Khan?

    Maybe if Trump didn't lie to everyone 12 times a day and then calls Michael Cohen a liar, who has receipts for Trump's porn star with which he cheated on his pregnant wife, maybe we would feel sorry for him. If Trump is soooo innocent, why wouldn't Donald Trump cooperate with House Democrats to share documents concerning security clearance records. What is he hiding?

    BTW, I never heard RichardS lie about anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
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    I feel for RichardS as any move he makes will be criticized by someone.
    That's why I sympathize with Trump.
    and Clinton, and Obama?


    It is odd that Trump raises people’s suspicions:

    Trump revokes Obama rule on reporting drone strike deaths - BBC News
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47480207

    I don't understand the rationale behind that move.

    The only reason we know that Obama's drone strikes destroyed so many hospitals and civilian targets was because of this rule he brought in.

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    The once daily briefing where I jumble multiple topics together in one thread rather than in the appropriate thread of Trump Cartoons, Trump Budget and Healthcare, Trump Walls and Immigration, Trump and the Mueller Investigation...


    "Cool, I got an official White House Security Clearance!"


    US trade deficit grows by more than $100 billion under Trump
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/06/polit...ump/index.html

    That's despite President Donald Trump's efforts to revive American manufacturing and reduce dependence on imported goods, including steel and other materials.Since Trump took office, the deficit has grown by more than $100 billion, the Census Bureau reported.
    That means that the United States is importing more in goods and services than it sells abroad -- despite two years of Trump's "America First" policies.
    The President has put tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods, as well as on most foreign steel and aluminum, solar panels and washing machines. They were meant to make US-made goods cheaper than foreign competitors' and incentivize consumers to buy American.
    But while a majority of the tariffs went into effect in the last half of the year, the goods deficit in December rose $9 billion
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    Following Trump tax cut, federal budget deficit up 77 percent so far this budget year
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ar/3074467002/

    The federal government recorded a budget surplus in January. But so far this budget year, the total deficit is 77 percent higher than the same period a year ago.

    The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the deficit for the first four months of this budget year, which began Oct. 1, totaled $310.3 billion. That's up from a deficit of $175.7 billion in the same period a year ago.


    The higher deficit reflected greater spending in areas such as Social Security, defense and interest payments on the national debt. Meanwhile, the government collected lower taxes from individuals and corporations, reflecting the impact of the $1.5 trillion tax cut President Donald Trump pushed through Congress in 2017.


    Individual income taxes withheld from paychecks total $818 billion for the October-January period, down 3 percent from the same period last year. Corporate income taxes total $73 billion over the four-month period, down 23 percent.
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    Trump hires only the worst people
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.f806953be6ae
    During his campaign, President Trump boasted that he would “surround myself only with the best. ” But by his own account, his administration attracts rather the opposite.

    On Saturday, Trump publicly mocked former attorney general Jeff Sessions, imitating his Southern accent: “The attorney general says, ‘I’m gonna recuse mah-self.’ ”


    In the same speech, Trump discredited departing Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein by saying the Trump-appointed official, whom the president accused last month of “planning a very illegal act,” had “never received a single vote.”


    Last week, Trump said that soon-to-be-jailed Michael Cohen, once a “good person” and Trump’s personal attorney, had not only turned out to be a “failed lawyer” and a liar but was, by testifying to Congress about Trump, also partially to blame for the breakdown of nuclear talks with North Korea.
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    Washington Post: Trump's sons employed undocumented immigrant at private hunting retreat
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/06/polit...eat/index.html

    Juan Quintero, who crossed the US-Mexico border more than two decades ago, worked as a caretaker at the 171-acre hunting retreat called Leather Hill Preserve, owned by the President's sons and other co-owners, the Post reports. He also worked as the greens-keeper at the Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley in New York.Quintero lost his job at the golf course after working there for 18 years, the Post reports, and also lost his job at the hunting retreat.
    His firing came shortly after reports that the Trump family relied on undocumented workers for their businesses, even as the President pushes hardline immigration policies and vilifies undocumented immigrants. Quintero's termination came as part of a purge of undocumented workers. In February, the Post reported that the Trump Organization, had fired at least 18 undocumented workers across five New York and New Jersey golf courses over the previous two months.
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    Fact-checking Trump's claim that Obama refused to comply with requests from Congress
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/06/polit...sts/index.html
    "President Obama, from what they tell me, was under a similar kind of a thing," said Trump. "They didn't give one letter. They didn't do anything. They didn't give one letter of the requests. Many requests were made. They didn't give a letter."
    Facts First: it's untrue to say that the Obama administration refused to comply with congressional requests for information. There were a handful of occasions where the Obama administration initially rebuffed extensive congressional document requests, but ultimately complied, either voluntarily or under court order.
    During the Fast and Furious botched weapons sting investigation, Republicans on the House Oversight Committee in 2012 recommended that Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over requested documents.
    But two years later, the Obama Justice Department did turn over nearly 65,000 pages of Fast and Furious-related documents.
    Obama administration officials provided requested documents during congressional inquiries into the Benghazi attack.
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    Democrats attack Trump immigration policy; Kirstjen Nielsen grilled over family separations
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ps/3074583002/

    Democrats hammered Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday over President Donald Trump's attempts to unilaterally expand the southern border wall and the administration's "zero tolerance" policy that led to thousands of migrant families being separated.

    Nielsen said the policy was not a "family separation" one but did mandate criminal prosecutions against all migrants, including those crossing the border with children.


    "You knew that that policy was going to result in children having to be taken away from their parents," said Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y. "That's a policy. You should admit it."
    <snip>
    Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., asked why children were kept in cages at Border Patrol facilities at the peak of the family separation policy.


    “Sir, they’re not cages,” Nielsen said.


    That answer enraged Thompson, who said he’s seen them himself and accused Nielsen of again attempting to mislead the public.
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    More voters believe convicted felon Michael Cohen than President Trump, poll says
    Voters say they believe President Donald Trump's former lawyer and convicted felon Michael Cohen more than the president, according to a new poll.
    Voters also overwhelmingly think Trump is not honest.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/05/vote...poll-says.html
    Michael Cohen is going to jail for lying to Congress. Still, voters are more likely to trust President Donald Trump's former lawyer than the president himself, according to a poll released Tuesday.

    Following Cohen's explosive testimony to Congress last week, 50 percent of voters say they believe Cohen more than Trump, a Quinnipiac University poll found. Only 35 percent responded that they believe the president more.


    An overwhelming 86 percent of Democrats say they are more likely to trust Cohen, while 51 percent of independents agree. Only Republicans — about 79 percent of them — say they believe the president more.


    Appearing before the House Oversight Committee, Cohen exhibited a check Trump wrote reimbursing the lawyer for hush money payments he made to women who alleged affairs with the president before the 2016 election, among other documents. Cohen called Trump a "racist," a "con man" and a "cheat."
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    Adam Schiff Hires a Former Russian Organized Crime Prosecutor to Lead the Trump Investigationhttps://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/adam-schiff-hires-a-former-prosecutor-to-lead-the-trump-investigation
    Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has hired a veteran prosecutor with experience fighting Russian organized crime to lead his investigation of the Trump Administration. Last month, according to a committee source, Daniel Goldman, who served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 2007 to 2017, joined the committee’s staff as a senior adviser and the director of investigations.

    The hiring of Goldman, who will be joined by two other former federal prosecutors on Schiff’s staff, underlines Schiff’s decision to conduct an aggressive investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia during the 2016 Presidential campaign. In the rough division of labor among the various committees in the House of Representatives, Schiff’s panel is tackling the most provocative and most elusive subject related to the President: whether so-called collusion occurred between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

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    Trump Organization's insurance records subpoenaed by NY financial regulator as investigations widenhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/03/05/trump-organization-insurance-provider-subpoenaed-by-new-york-financial-regulator/3070499002/
    News about the subpoena, first reported by The New York Times, comes less than a week after former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen testified at a congressional hearing that his ex-boss inflated the value of his financial assets to obtain more favorable insurance rates and loans from banks.

    Separately, the House Judiciary Committee on Monday requested records from 81 "agencies, entities and individuals" linked to the Republican presidential administration along with Trump's family members, present and former associates and his private businesses.


    Additionally, the House Intelligence Committee announced new hires, including a former federal prosecutor with expertise in battling Russian organized crime. Rep. Adam Schiff, who chairs the panel, has signaled plans to continue an investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.


    Criticizing the new investigations, Trump tweeted on Tuesday that Democratic House committee chairs "have gone stone cold CRAZY" and "won't get ANYTHING done for our Country!"

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    https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/03/07/pol....google.com%2F

    If the Democrates are going to beat Trump, they really need to shut up about Israel.They are arguing amongst themselves

    What the Jewish people have been through, is horrific to me, the very fact some people are Holocaust deniers is frightening, I hope Omar reads more..shes on the wrong side of history, and shes not alone in her thinking

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    ^^Nowhere in anything I've read about this tempest in a teapot has it been suggested that Omar is a holocaust denier. So why are you implying she is? Moreover, please explain what is anti-Semitic about Omar saying that members of Congress face ongoing pressure from pro-Israel lobby groups like AIPAC to pledge allegiance to a foreign country?

    Looking at their website where AIPAC calls itself "America's Pro-Israel Lobby" what Omar said is demonstrably true.

    https://www.aipac.org/about/mission

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    Quote Originally Posted by East McCauley View Post
    ^^Nowhere in anything I've read about this tempest in a teapot has it been suggested that Omar is a holocaust denier. So why are you implying she is? Moreover, please explain what is anti-Semitic about Omar saying that members of Congress face ongoing pressure from pro-Israel lobby groups like AIPAC to pledge allegiance to a foreign country?

    Looking at their website where AIPAC calls itself "America's Pro-Israel Lobby" what Omar said is demonstrably true.

    https://www.aipac.org/about/mission

    I wasn't talking about her being one, I said I hate Holocaust deniers..

    I do think she should tread carefully..If the dems want to win, get on the same page, Bernie thinks Omar is right, Peloisi thinks she's wrong..
    Corbyn in the UK had trouble with this, as well.


    the very fact some people are Holocaust deniers

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    Omar tweets a lot, Jews only think about Benjamin's..wtf girl?

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    ^Again a distortion of what Omar said. Here is the context:

    In February, Omar responded to a tweet from journalist Glenn Greenwald, who posted about House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatening to punish Omar and another congresswoman for being critical of Israel.
    Omar wrote back, "It's all about the Benjamins baby," a line about $100 bills from a Puff Daddy song. Critics jumped on the tweet and said Omar was calling up a negative and harmful stereotype of Jewish Americans.

    Source:
    https://www.npr.org/2019/03/07/700901834/minnesota-congresswoman-ignites-debate-on-israel-and-anti-semitism
    Regardless, Omar later apologized for using a trope some find offensive. Still don't think she needs to apologize for her remark about the pressure members of Congress face from pro-Israel lobby groups like AIPAC to unconditionally support Israeli government policies.

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    Watching lefties defend and make excuses for a loud and obvious anti-semite just because she happens to be a visible minority is a perfect example of everything that is wrong and dangerous with identity politics.

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    Yeah, as if Trump is a paragon of virtue. Has he ever, ever apologized for his inciteful comments?

    Let's see who is the first person charged under this new proposed law....

    Where are the Republicans when their leader does "everything that is wrong and dangerous with identity politics."?

    Don't complain about the sliver in your brother's eye when you have a beam in yours...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Watching lefties defend and make excuses for a loud and obvious anti-semite just because she happens to be a visible minority is a perfect example of everything that is wrong and dangerous with identity politics.

    Yes, I agree. Omar had a lot of pressure on her to apologise, but she is showing people who she is, so let her..
    She'll mess up again..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Yeah, as if Trump is a paragon of virtue. Has he ever, ever apologized for his inciteful comments?

    Let's see who is the first person charged under this new proposed law....

    Where are the Republicans when their leader does "everything that is wrong and dangerous with identity politics."?

    Don't complain about the sliver in your brother's eye when you have a beam in yours...
    Stop trying to use whataboutism to excuse her vile anti-Semitism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Yeah, as if Trump is a paragon of virtue. Has he ever, ever apologized for his inciteful comments?

    Let's see who is the first person charged under this new proposed law....

    Where are the Republicans when their leader does "everything that is wrong and dangerous with identity politics."?

    Don't complain about the sliver in your brother's eye when you have a beam in yours...
    Stop trying to use whataboutism to excuse her vile anti-Semitism.
    I think a poster highlighted some useful tactics here:

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    H.L. Wrote
    Or how far you can go back, that should be a rule, 20 years good, 16 bad...
    You brought up old news and settled issues to Deliberately Distract, Derail, Deflect, Delay, Deny, Discount, Deceive, Divide, Dulcify, Discredit and Destroy Debate.

    The big 'D's
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    Quote Originally Posted by H.L. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Watching lefties defend and make excuses for a loud and obvious anti-semite just because she happens to be a visible minority is a perfect example of everything that is wrong and dangerous with identity politics.

    Yes, I agree. Omar had a lot of pressure on her to apologise, but she is showing people who she is, so let her..
    She'll mess up again..
    Besides calling people chanting "Jews will not replace us" and "Blood and soil" very fine people, Trump said this in 2015.

    Trump To Republican Jewish Coalition: "You're Not Going To Support Me Because I Don't Want Your Money"

    Speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition forum in Washington, Trump was booed when he declined to state whether he believed Jerusalem was the "undivided capital" of Israel. His speech also contained a few interesting quotes. He begins by saying: "You just like me because my daughter happens to be Jewish."

    ---

    Next, "Is there anyone in this room who doesn't renegotiate deals? Probably 99% of you. Probably more than any room I've ever spoken in."

    ---

    And finally: "Stupidly, you want to give money... But you're not going to support me because I don't want your money." “You want to control your own politicians,” he added.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/vi...our_money.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Yeah, as if Trump is a paragon of virtue. Has he ever, ever apologized for his inciteful comments?

    Let's see who is the first person charged under this new proposed law....

    Where are the Republicans when their leader does "everything that is wrong and dangerous with identity politics."?

    Don't complain about the sliver in your brother's eye when you have a beam in yours...
    Stop trying to use whataboutism to excuse her vile anti-Semitism.
    Montreal has a lot of anti Semitism..: (

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Yeah, as if Trump is a paragon of virtue. Has he ever, ever apologized for his inciteful comments?

    Let's see who is the first person charged under this new proposed law....

    Where are the Republicans when their leader does "everything that is wrong and dangerous with identity politics."?

    Don't complain about the sliver in your brother's eye when you have a beam in yours...
    Stop trying to use whataboutism to excuse her vile anti-Semitism.
    She made a questionable statement regarding Israel lobby groups and not of the Jewish people or the religion. I still would like her to apologize for her comments and clarify her position.

    I do see a double standard as you and the Republicans were silent or even supported the flagrant anti-Muslim bigotry of the travel ban law, Trump's Charlottesville comments, his birtherism lies, his history of racism including Court rulings against him and his ****-hole comments.

    Where were you when Trump does far worse?

    I am just glad that they got bypartisan support for a law against many forms of racism and hatred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    I do see a double standard as you and the Republicans were silent or even supported the flagrant anti-Muslim bigotry of the travel ban law, Trump's Charlottesville comments, his birtherism lies, his history of racism including Court rulings against him and his ****-hole comments.
    Trump's travel ban (upheld by the Supreme Court as perfectly legal for the President to do, by the way) wasn't against "muslims". It was for a select few countries that were put on a high-terror list during the Obama presidency. There were still around 45-50 Muslim-majority countries that were NOT put on a travel ban list. That is a fact.

    Charlottsville comments weren't racist. He disavowed extremists who caused violent attacks on both the left and the right in that speech. You saw it, I saw it, everybody saw it. You choose to ignore it though. It sure as hell wasn't "anti-muslim" either.

    Birtherism conspiracy isn't anti-Muslim. And during Trump's campaign, Trump held a press conference and admitted on live TV that Obama was born in the USA.

    He didn't make ****-hole comments. Some alleged he made them. But once again, supposing that he did, how is calling a third-world country a "****-hole" anti-muslim?

    Trump is mean, but he sure as hell isn't racist, and he sure as hell isn't anti-Semitic like that Omar woman is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Yeah, as if Trump is a paragon of virtue. Has he ever, ever apologized for his inciteful comments?

    Let's see who is the first person charged under this new proposed law....

    Where are the Republicans when their leader does "everything that is wrong and dangerous with identity politics."?

    Don't complain about the sliver in your brother's eye when you have a beam in yours...
    Stop trying to use whataboutism to excuse her vile anti-Semitism.
    She made a questionable statement regarding Israel lobby groups and not of the Jewish people or the religion. I still would like her to apologize for her comments and clarify her position.

    I do see a double standard as you and the Republicans were silent or even supported the flagrant anti-Muslim bigotry of the travel ban law, Trump's Charlottesville comments, his birtherism lies, his history of racism including Court rulings against him and his ****-hole comments.

    Where were you when Trump does far worse?

    I am just glad that they got bypartisan support for a law against many forms of racism and hatred.
    Lobby groups vs the people! Get real.

    The game you and others, especially politicians, play is tarnishing, degrading and demonizing any and all perceived enemies through sweeping generalizations and that game simply does not allow for such deliniations. (“Stop trying to use whataboutism to excuse her vile anti-Semitism.” - MrOilers) Clearly it goes both ways as MrOilers just pointed out. Time to own up to the fact that this is a case of anti-semitism and thus racism and you’re defending it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H.L. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Yeah, as if Trump is a paragon of virtue. Has he ever, ever apologized for his inciteful comments?

    Let's see who is the first person charged under this new proposed law....

    Where are the Republicans when their leader does "everything that is wrong and dangerous with identity politics."?

    Don't complain about the sliver in your brother's eye when you have a beam in yours...
    Stop trying to use whataboutism to excuse her vile anti-Semitism.
    Montreal has a lot of anti Semitism..: (
    Since you know that I live in Montreal, did you directly infer that I am an antisemite?

    You did not mention Toronto, Calgary or any other city. I believe you went out of your way to make a personal attack that is a lie, hurtful and appalling to me and I am making a formal complaint to Admin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by H.L. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Yeah, as if Trump is a paragon of virtue. Has he ever, ever apologized for his inciteful comments?

    Let's see who is the first person charged under this new proposed law....

    Where are the Republicans when their leader does "everything that is wrong and dangerous with identity politics."?

    Don't complain about the sliver in your brother's eye when you have a beam in yours...
    Stop trying to use whataboutism to excuse her vile anti-Semitism.
    Montreal has a lot of anti Semitism..: (
    Since you know that I live in Montreal, did you directly infer that I am an antisemite?

    You did not mention Toronto, Calgary or any other city. I believe you went out of your way to make a personal attack that is a lie, hurtgul and appalling to me and I am making a formal complaint to Admin.
    Wow! This is amazing.

    This from someone that has repeated attacked these two posters with very direct and VERY derogatory accusations.

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    When someone supports Trump's racist and bigoted comments, I seriously question their motives.

    I made no antisemetic comments or ever supported an antisemite.

    I see that the Congressional vote against hatred got bipartisan support from 407 members of Congress. 23 Republican members voted against the measure.


    House passes anti-hate resolution after days of debate over response to Omar comments
    https://www.rollcall.com/news/congre...-omar-comments
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by H.L. View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Yeah, as if Trump is a paragon of virtue. Has he ever, ever apologized for his inciteful comments?

    Let's see who is the first person charged under this new proposed law....

    Where are the Republicans when their leader does "everything that is wrong and dangerous with identity politics."?

    Don't complain about the sliver in your brother's eye when you have a beam in yours...
    Stop trying to use whataboutism to excuse her vile anti-Semitism.
    Montreal has a lot of anti Semitism..: (
    Since you know that I live in Montreal, did you directly infer that I am an antisemite?

    You did not mention Toronto, Calgary or any other city. I believe you went out of your way to make a personal attack that is a lie, hurtgul and appalling to me and I am making a formal complaint to Admin.
    Wow! This is amazing.

    This from someone that has repeated attacked these two posters with very direct and VERY derogatory accusations.

    Pay no heed. I have a girlfriend that lives in Montreal, she's Jewish, and she told me how its been for her, living in Montreal..
    Prt can dish it out, he can't take it!!
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    Because the Yellow Vest movement that Kenney and Scheer are so eager to embrace is so tolerant towards Jews and Muslims.

    Canada’s yellow vest movement looks like it’s here to stay — but what is it really about?

    The Yellow Vest Canada Facebook page, which has more than 100,000 members, is particularly toxic, said Canadian Anti-Hate Network director Evan Balgord, a researcher who has been tracking the yellow vest movement nationwide.


    “If you go through it at any given moment, you’re going to find anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, you’re going to find death threats, you’re going to find other calls to violence, racism directed to Muslims — and it doesn’t take very long,” Balgord said. “I found my first death threat in five minutes.”


    Within five minutes of browsing the page, StarMetro found comments about Nostradamus predicting a race war, conspiracy theories about how the Rothschild family of bankers (who are Jewish) rule the world and one commentator saying they hope a plane carrying the prime minister would crash.


    A profile under the name Jess Derouin posts about how sharia law, an Islamic form of governing, would be implemented in Canada in “5-10 years tops if we don’t act now.”


    “This isn’t just about pipelines and the economy and taxes. This is about preserving our values and way of life,” the post states.


    Another profile under the name Marcus Aurelius posted: “Multiculturalism is merely acceptance of the destruction of your culture.”


    The movement has no clear leadership, but at least some of the national and local organizers have anti-globalist views.


    The Yellow Vests Canada Facebook page lists a “Tyler Malenfant” as its administrator. The same Facebook profile was used to post comments on an Al Jazeera news article about a Jewish conspiracy to “destroy” Christianity and replace North America’s white majority through a concerted effort of mass migration.


    When asked about his comments on the news article, the user of the profile deleted the comments and denied they ever existed. The user said the screenshots StarMetro took were fake.



    https://www.thestar.com/edmonton/201...lly-about.html

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    Pay no heed. I have a girlfriend that lives in Montreal, she's Jewish, and she told me how its been for her, living in Montreal..
    Prt can dish it out, he can't take it!!
    Coming from you H.L., that is about equal to using your girlfriend as a prop, as in to prop up your well known history of hitching your wagon to Trump and his xenophobic and racist brand, never condemning his words, actions or his followers.

    You remind me of last week's deplorable Mark Meadows, the Republican Congressman who trotted out Lynne Patton as a token example and would not let her speak for herself.

    Meadows, a Birtherism supporter said, "2012 is the time we are going to send Mr. Obama home to Kenya or wherever it is,". Mark Meadows is against gun control, against LGBTQ Rights, voted against renewing the Violence Against Women Act, affordable healthcare, he is against Net neutrality, minimum wage laws, labor law and the Russia Investigation.

    A real class act.






    I will remind you that 23 Republicans voted 'no' to a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism, racism and Islamophobia, and 100% of Democrats including Ilhan Omar herself supported the resolution.

    https://www.rollcall.com/news/congre...-omar-comments

    When will we see you call out against all forms of racism, especially on the right wing? You only seem to call out the few instances of left wing inappropriate comments and then call all liberals racist in your grand smear campaign of whataboutism.
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    Republicans vote unanimously against draining the swamp in Washington

    Quite contrary to Trump's State of the Union speech
    “Millions of our fellow citizens are watching us now, gathered in this great chamber, hoping that we will govern not as two parties but as one nation,” Trump said.

    “The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It is the agenda of the American people.”

    House Democrats just passed a slate of significant reforms to get money out of politics

    Democrats passed their sweeping anti-corruption bill known as HR 1.
    It’s already doomed in the Senate.
    https://www.vox.com/2019/3/8/1825360...tion-mcconnell

    House Democrats officially passed their massive anti-corruption and pro-democracy reform bill known as HR 1 on Friday. The bill passed on a final vote of 234 to 193.


    The sweeping bill is aimed at getting money out of politics and increasing transparency around donors, cracking down on lobbying, and expanding voting rights for Americans by implementing provisions like automatic voter registration.


    “HR 1 restores the people’s faith that government works for the public interest, the people’s interest, not the special interest,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “It is fundamental to our democracy that people believe that actions taken here will be in their interest. That is what this legislation will help to restore.”


    But the bill is already dead on arrival in the Senate, where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed he won’t bring it up.
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    Meanwhile Trump's 7th White House communications director resigns

    Bill Shine resigns White House communications post
    https://6abc.com/politics/bill-shine...-post/5176970/
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    I will remind you that 23 Republicans voted 'no' to a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism, racism and Islamophobia, and 100% of Democrats including Ilhan Omar herself supported the resolution.

    https://www.rollcall.com/news/congre...-omar-comments
    Something tells me that the details in this resolution that was written up doesn't actually say or do what Nancy Pelosi says it is intended to do.

    But that's just a hunch. I would have to read through it myself to make a decision - I sure as hell am not going to trust what some biased C-student journaist tells me is in it.

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    Yeah fake news bots are getting better and better I hear. The C?? symbol is slightly creative I suppose.

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    Canadian company behind $80 billion sale of nuclear technology to Saudi Mohammed bin Salman through illegal Trump Administration family business interests.

    Canadian Asset Management company buys Kushner's debt ridden building in effort to sell nuclear reactors to Mohammed bin Salman, could result in a Saudi nuclear weapons program and eventually share weaponized technology with Saudi allies.

    Canadian firm, Brookfield Asset Management
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookf...set_Management

    Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove
    The thought of nuclear weapons being in the hands of psychopathic Salman is terrifying
    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2...dr-strangelove
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, has issued an interim staff report giving testimonies of multiple whistleblowers who warn about the impending transfer of nuclear technology. It lays out in chronological detail the secretive and blatantly illegal efforts by the Trump White House to facilitate Saudi Arabia’s purchase and construction of the nuclear reactors.

    The efforts by Saudis and Americans began before Trump took office. Saudi officials, including Khalid Al-Falih, the minister of energy, met with Kushner in New York before the inauguration. The Saudi delegation held out the promise of spending $50 billion on American defense contracts over four years.
    In August 2018, Brookfield Asset Management purchased a partnership stake in 666 Fifth Avenue, a building owned by Jared Kushner’s family company.”

    Sell nuclear plants to the Saudis? Are you kidding?
    https://thehill.com/opinion/national...re-you-kidding
    There are other suspect developments. The House report notes that IP3 suggested the Kingdom buy out Westinghouse Electric, the once-great U.S. nuclear vendor that went bankrupt and is now owned by a Canadian firm, Brookfield Asset Management. Westinghouse is part of IP3’s proposed consortium to build nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia. (It had frequently been wrongly described as a U.S. firm — it was owned by Toshiba for years). Incidentally, or not, Brookfield Asset Management took a 99-year lease on the Kushner family’s deeply indebted New York City property, thereby getting the family out of a deep hole.


    The Trump White House's reported willingness to help Saudi Arabia buy nuclear technology is as scary as it sounds
    If nations like Saudi Arabia move toward a bomb, the genie of nuclear proliferation is really out of the bottle.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinio...buy-ncna974526
    “Without a doubt, if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we would follow suit as soon as possible.” In that interview the prince himself singled out Pakistan as a possible source. And, just last week, the crown prince stopped by Pakistan, leaving behind with its new prime minister Imre Khan and army chief Gen. Qamar Bajed Jawa $20 billion worth of Saudi contracts and a pledge to strengthen military ties between the two countries.
    The Congressional report focuses heavily on alleged collusion between the Trump administration — particularly General Michael Flynn — and elements of the American nuclear industry that were anxiously attempting to cement an $80 billion sale of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. With Flynn gone, the assumption was that the plan had died with him. But in February, a meeting was said to have been held in the White House with the nuclear industry to try to keep the plan alive.

    The making of a nuclear MBS
    Trump's endeavour to nuclearise Saudi Arabia is driven by family business interests and tacitly approved by Israel.
    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/op...135114759.html
    The slaughter of innocent men, women and children in Yemen and the butchery of Jamal Khashoggi are the first flowers of his dream of a Saudi Spring. But in his pursuit of power and glory through murder and destruction, MBS does not seem to be satisfied with using only conventional means. It appears that he is now harbouring a great desire to go nuclear and the Trump administration is more than willing to oblige.


    The Trump administration has been pursuing a deal with Saudi Arabia to develop its nuclear energy sector. "By ramming through the sale of as much as $80 billion in nuclear power plants, the Trump administration would provide sensitive know-how and materials to the government of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has suggested that he may eventually want a nuclear weapon

    At the forefront of these efforts, of course, are Kushner and his business interests. It turns out a company that bailed out his family after an ill-conceived real estate deal in New York brought them close to bankruptcy now intends to sell nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia.
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    Trump pressures Sessions to investigate Hillary Clinton. Sessions caves and orders investigation. Republican investigation finds no reason to investigate further. No charges. Trump shouts "Lock her up!"

    Jeff Sessions followed Trump’s demand for investigations into Hillary Clinton: documents show

    According to the documents, the Republican-led Judiciary Committee and Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd consulted with Sessions on reviewing accusations against the Clinton. In a Nov. 13, 2017 letter to U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah John Huber, Sessions “requested that you review the matters referenced in the enclosed.”


    “Your recommendations should include whether any matters not currently under investigation warrants the opening of an investigation, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources or further investigation, and whether any matters would merit the appointment of a Special Counsel,” the letter said.


    It appears Huber never found anything that warranted an investigation, or presumably, the GOP would have hauled the Clintons back into another hearing.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/jef...ocuments-show/

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    Now we see why he's Donald's favourite "newsman"

    Shocking interview surfaces of Fox News host Tucker Carlson praising ‘young girls sexually experimenting’

    Carlson, who was brought on to Fox News in 2009, attacked women in droves. He blasted Martha Stewart’s daughter Alexis as “c*nty” and Britney Spears and Paris Hilton “the biggest white whores in America.” He blasted Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington a “pig” and noted women love being told “to be quiet and kind of do what you’re told.”


    The worst, however, came when Carlson spoke about having sex with young girls.


    He claimed underage marriage is not “the same thing exactly as pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting that child. … The rapist, in this case, has made a lifelong commitment to live and take care of the person, so it is a little different.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/sho...experimenting/

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    Donald and Jared's good buddy on peace with the Palestinians and why being Arab in israel doesn't count.

    ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot wallops Netanyahu for demonizing Israel’s Arab population

    “Love your neighbour as yourself,” Israeli-born Gadot wrote on Instagram late Sunday after popular Israeli model and television actress Rotem Sela received online abuse from the public and a personal reprimand from Netanyahu.


    “This isn’t a matter of right or left. Jew or Arab. Secular or religious,” the “Wonder Woman” star posted.


    “It’s a matter of dialogue, of dialogue for peace and security and of our tolerance of one towards the other.”


    Sela fired off an angry Instagram post late Saturday after watching right-wing firebrand culture minister Miri Regev on television.


    ---


    Netanyahu answered with an Instagram message of his own, addressed to “Dear Rotem”.


    “Israel is not a state of all its citizens,” he wrote.


    “According to the basic nationality law we passed, Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people — and only it.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/won...ab-population/

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    So 25% of the population, be they Muslims, Christians or other faiths are not citizens???
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    Not according to the law passed by Netanyahu. They're "citizens" but second class. Not the same as the rest.

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    This whole business about Trump calling Tim Cook, “Tim Apple,” then denying it is scary. Not scary because he messed up someone’s name, scary because it really illustrates that Trump won’t admit when he’s wrong AT ALL. How hard is it to say, “yeah, I messed up his last name”? For Trump, it seems to be impossible. He’ll lie about something so simple, and so provable (there’s video of it)... what won’t he lie about?
    They're going to park their car over there. You're going to park your car over here. Get it?

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    Much like the crowd at his inauguration. Had to be the biggest ever regardless of the photographic and other evidence. And had Sean Spicer lie about it as well along with KellyAnn Conway giving us "Alternative facts".

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    The WH press briefing yesterday was a farce. They are calling Sarah Sanders the Dodgeball Queen. She avoided a press briefing for 40 days, they used to be daily.

    Nearly every question she dodged, referred the press to ask the President or Rudy Guilani, or the WH lawyers or someone else.

    When asked about the $35,000 check that Trump signed, she denied any knowledge of it.

    She is worse than Baghdad Bob.
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    Trump has been a fraud his whole life, he's just lying like he's always done.
    I am in no way entitled to your opinion...

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    And yet millions of people believe his every word. No matter how often his statements contradict his previous ones or verifiable facts.


    A whole bunch of mindless lemmings.

    Sarah Sanders was despicable yesterday stating that Democrats want to kill babies

    Last week, the House Judiciary Committee moved forward with plans for an expansive investigation into Trump World abuses, prompting White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to release a rather intemperate press statement.

    The congressional investigation, Donald Trump’s chief spokesperson said, is intended to “distract” the public from the Democratic agenda – which she said includes “killing babies after they’re born.”


    In other words, according to the White House press secretary, Democrats support murdering children.


    Yesterday, Sanders went a little further. Asked about the virtues of possibly lowering the rhetorical temperature in D.C., the president’s chief spokesperson decided to do the opposite.
    “Look, I think that the real shame in all of this is that Democrats are perfectly capable of coming together and agreeing on the fact that they’re comfortable ripping babies straight from a mother’s womb or killing a baby after birth.”


    The use of the word “comfortable” was of particular interest – as if Democrats agree with the White House press secretary’s incendiary rhetoric.


    This comes just two weeks after Donald Trump declared via Twitter, “The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth.”


    The New York Times recently published a fairly detailed fact-check of these kinds of arguments, and not surprisingly, the rhetoric from Trump World is irresponsibly wrong.
    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-s...ore-incendiary

    See, the Republicans and Trump are totally innocent of everything and colluding with the Russians, paying porn stars and seperating immigrant families is justified because those Democrats want to kill babies.

    So much for Trump's SOTUS where he stated that "Millions of our fellow citizens are watching us, gathered in this great chamber, hoping we will govern not as two parties, but as one nation.
    The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or Democrat agenda, it is the agenda of the American people. Many of us have campaigned on the same core promises, to defend American jobs and demand fair trade for American workers, to rebuild and revitalize our nation’s infrastructure, to reduce the price of health care and prescription drugs, to create an immigration system that is safe, lawful, modern and secure, and to pursue a foreign policy that puts America’s interests first.

    There is a new opportunity in American politics, if only we have the courage together to seize it. victory is not winning for our party, victory is winning for our country."

    Boy, that died fast!
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    Meanwhile, after saying he was going to be the only Republican to ever promise not to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid....

    Trump pledged to protect Medicare and Medicaid, but his 2020 budget calls for major spending cuts

    His fiscal 2020 proposal unveiled Monday calls for reductions in funding for Medicare and Medicaid relative to current law. Over a decade, the plan would shave an estimated $800 billion or more off Medicare, which covers older Americans, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation and various reports. It would also cut spending on Medicaid, the federal-state program that insures low-income Americans, by more than $200 billion while setting up block grants to states.



    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/12/trum...-spending.html

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    You mean that Trump lied about an election promise???!!!!

    Thank God that he is keeping his election promise to make Mexico pay for the wall!
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    Trump's little temper tantrum may have played a role in the crash of a second 787 Max aircraft.

    Report: Trump’s Shutdown Played Role in Delaying Crucial Boeing Fixes

    A software fix to the MCAS flight-control feature by the FAA and Boeing had been expected early in January, but discussions between regulators and the plane maker dragged on, partly over differences of opinion about technical and engineering issues, according to people familiar with the details. Officials from various parts of Boeing and the FAA had differing views about how extensive the fix should be.


    U.S. officials have said the federal government’s recent shutdown also halted work on the fix for five weeks.


    The FAA concluded the delay was acceptable because its experts agreed with Boeing that there was no imminent safety threat, according to one person briefed on the discussions. The FAA also determined that steps taken after the Lion Air crash to inform pilots world-wide about the system’s operation were adequate to alleviate hazards.

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics...oftware-fixes/

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    ^ The American public deserves to hear the facts and then let the chips fall where they may.

    I was watching the events surrounding the Manafort sentencing yesterday

    Trump, leader of the 'Tough on Crime' GOP, said this yesterday after Manafort pleaded GUILTY.

    "I feel badly for him," Trump said, describing Manafort's legal troubles as a "very sad situation."

    In Court
    He also played up his age as he begged to be with his wife, Kathleen, who was in the courtroom.


    'Your honor, I will be 70 years old in a few weeks. My wife is 66. I am her primary caregiver,' Manafort said. 'This case has taken everything from me already. Please let my wife and I be together.'
    source

    Memo to Manafort and all his associates. Don't commit the crime if you can't do the time.


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    "The case" didn't take anything away from him. Committing numerous crimes did. He sounds like the kid that murders his parents and then asks for leniency because he's an orphan.

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    Manafort should count himself lucky that has white skin

    A federal mail fraud charge that could mean up to 20 years in prison is the shoe left to drop in the Jussie Smollett scandal.
    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainm...fraud-charges/
    According to various news reports, based on these state charges alone, if convicted on all counts, the 36-year-old could face up to 48 years in prison (one to three years for each count). A consecutive sentence for the same crime, however, is unlikely. Smollett is probably facing one to three years or probation.
    Jussie Smollett could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of mail fraud
    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...for-mail-fraud
    "If he mailed that threatening letter to himself by using the post office, he engaged in postal fraud. That's five to 10 years in jail
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    ^ The American public deserves to hear the facts and then let the chips fall where they may.

    I was watching the events surrounding the Manafort sentencing yesterday

    Trump, leader of the 'Tough on Crime' GOP, said this yesterday after Manafort pleaded GUILTY.

    "I feel badly for him," Trump said, describing Manafort's legal troubles as a "very sad situation."

    In Court
    He also played up his age as he begged to be with his wife, Kathleen, who was in the courtroom.


    'Your honor, I will be 70 years old in a few weeks. My wife is 66. I am her primary caregiver,' Manafort said. 'This case has taken everything from me already. Please let my wife and I be together.'
    source

    Memo to Manafort and all his associates. Don't commit the crime if you can't do the time.

    Perhaps Trump should feel badly for him - another person who crashed badly after being sucked into the orbit of Trump world. Trump is like the black hole of politics, everything that gets too close to him gets destroyed. Somehow Trump manages to continue on like the bad driver who blithely continues on leaving a trail of accidents behind him.

    Of course, before you feel too sorry for Manafort, those crimes he was convicted for were done all on his own. Its not like the Ukrainians were holding a gun to his head saying take all this money from us and don't report it, although maybe the Russians were holding a gun to his head later to keep him from talking. I suppose what Manafort is really saying in a roundabout way is his wife is another victim of his crimes.

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    Trump feels badly because Trump understands that they could become cell mates...

    Trump placed an order with Vistaprint, for 400 Presidential Pardon Get Out of Jail Free Cards that he intends to sell to his family, friends and associates for the bargain price of $600,000 each
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkozoriz
    American News X pic
    Not that there's much to dispute in that particular image, but be careful with that site in general: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/american-news-x/

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    Very fine people on both sides. Just the the Quebec City mosque shooter. A Trump fan.

    Shootings At Mosques In Christchurch, New Zealand Leave Dozens Dead
    4 people have been taken into custody.

    The gunman's manifesto praised Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose". The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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    The manifesto cited "white genocide", a term typically used by racist groups to refer to immigration and the growth of minority populations, as his motivation.


    The Facebook link directed users to the page of a user called brenton.tarrant.9.


    A Twitter account with the handle @brentontarrant posted on Wednesday images of a rifle and other military gear decorated with names and messages connected to white nationalism. What looked like the same weapons appeared in the livestream of the mosque attack on Friday.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2019/0...ef=ca-homepage

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    Waiting for Trump and the NRA recommend that Imams, Mullahs and Clerics should be armed with guns.


    ...cricket sounds
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    Trump goes for an interview with Breitbart, touts support from Bikers for Trump.

    Exclusive — President Donald Trump: Paul Ryan Blocked Subpoenas of Democrats

    “So here’s the thing—it’s so terrible what’s happening,” Trump said when asked by Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House about his anticipated executive order on campus free speech. “You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny. I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad. But the left plays it cuter and tougher. Like with all the nonsense that they do in Congress … with all this invest[igations]—that’s all they want to do is –you know, they do things that are nasty. Republicans never played this.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...-of-democrats/
    Yeah, people like this guy. Note - the photo is from last year and the tweets are not referencing his lates shout out to Bikers for Trump. Still, I'd give real money that this guy is still wearing the patch and hasn't had the SS tattoo removed.


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    Interesting that the Democrats won’t go on Fox news.


    Maher gives them a great and funny dressing down here:




    Get In the Bubble
    Bill Maher
    https://youtu.be/hdhyioTtMnM

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    Trump threatens 'Saturday Night Live' with federal investigation and charges comedy show as an 'an advertisement without consequences' for mocking him
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...eet-storm.html
    - 'Saturday Night's Live' brand of satire is considered protected speech under the first amendment
    - Trump has often been mocked by the show with Alec Baldwin portraying him as bumbling commander in chief
    - Hillary Clinton was mocked by the program during the 2016 election
    - All presidents, no matter their party, are often mocked by the program.
    “It’s truly incredible that shows like Saturday Night Live, not funny/no talent, can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of “the other side.” Like an advertisement without consequences. Same with Late Night Shows.”“Should Federal Election Commission and/or FCC look into this? There must be Collusion with the Democrats and, of course, Russia! Such one sided media coverage, most of it Fake News. Hard to believe I won and am winning. Approval Rating 52%, 93% with Republicans. Sorry! #MAGA,” Trump tweeted.

    BTW , yesterday's SNL was a rerun. Maybe Trump does not understand the concept...
    "knocking the same person (me), over & over,"

    guess he doesn't



    I recall that Trump once proudly hosted SNL.

    Star-spangled laughter: 17 presidential candidates who appeared on 'SNL
    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.toda.../amp/tdna54106

    Watch video of him in 2004


    Memo to Trump: stop writing the daily scripts for SNL and instead try to act like a real President and not a buffoon with that awful red clown length tie.
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    Meanwhile, yet another killer shows that he's a big Trump supporter.

    Suspect in NYC Mafia boss killing has pro-Trump slogans written on hand in court
    The 24-year-old suspect is alleged to have killed Francesco "Franky boy" Cali outside his home. Investigators believe the crime was unrelated to Cali's mob activities.

    The man suspected of gunning down a New York City mob boss appeared in court Monday with the phrases "MAGA Forever" and "United We Stand MAGA" scrawled across his left hand.


    President Donald Trump's campaign slogan appeared on the hand of Anthony Comello, 24, at a hearing in Toms River, New Jersey, in which the suspect agreed to be extradited to New York.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna984611

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    Trump continues to denounce John McCain, a dead American hero, from the White House.

    “Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier ‘is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.’ Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel,” Trump wrote. “He had far worse ‘stains’ than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!”
    https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...of-john-mccain
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    Essential Consultants was the front company that Trump and Cohen set up to hide the payments to Stormy Daniels and others. Which raises the question of why a Russian would be sending them money.



    Cohen was paid more than $500,000 from company linked to Russian oligarch


    The Cohen materials outline how in October 2016 Essential Consultants was established, and then how in January 2017, money began to flow in monthly from Columbus Nova LLC. The monthly installments were for $83,333 and totaled $583,332 from January, 2017 to August 2017.


    Why this matters: The government, in its documents, states that LLC is "an investment management firm controlled by Renova Group, an industrial holding company based in Zurich, Switzerland that is controlled by Russian national Viktor Vekselberg."


    Who's that? Viktor Vekselberg is an oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was sanctioned in early 2018 for activities including election interference. The sanctions prohibit Vekselberg from traveling to the US.

    https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-ne...712d6513b96a0b

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    January 2017....

    Wasnt that the month that Trump was inaugurated?
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    January 2017....

    Wasnt that the month that Trump was inaugurated?
    Funny how that works out, isn't it?

    Meanwhile, from today's "Karma is sometimes a *****" thread.

    REVEALED: Prosecutors used a new Trump law to get access to Cohen’s emails

    CNN reported Tuesday that in February 2018, SDNY investigators requested access to Cohen’s accounts from Google — but were rebuffed from accessing most of his data as it was stored overseas.


    Weeks later, however, Trump signed the CLOUD Act that now allows law enforcement to get more access to overseas data storage.


    After the new law took effect, SDNY prosecutors went back to court to ask for a new warrant to search Cohen’s Gmail accounts, arguing in April 2018 that “providers are required to disclose data even if it is stored abroad” in another FBI affidavit.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/rev...cohens-emails/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Trump continues to denounce John McCain, a dead American hero, from the White House.

    “Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier ‘is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.’ Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel,” Trump wrote. “He had far worse ‘stains’ than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!”
    https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...of-john-mccain

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    Who says that no Trump supporters can tell the truth? At least once. Not that it's something that anyone else would be proud of. And let's not forget that Trump himself has mused about it in the past.



    MAGA's advocating for Dictator over United States at Bannon Rally.

    Trump supporter At Steve Bannon's Rally: "Never in my life did I think I'd like to see a dictator, but if there's going to be one, I want it to be trump"

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/201...-Bannon-Rally?

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    Apparently the judges don't consider "Because I said so" to be sound, legal reasoning.

    Trump is losing federal court cases at an unprecedented rate due to sloppiness and absence of facts in filings: report

    ccording to a report at the Washington Post, the administration of Donald Trump has a stunning fail rate when it comes to getting his policies implemented without federal judges smacking them down because they don’t meet minimums of legal reasoning.


    Reporting on a database compiled by the Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law, the Post reports that “the normal ‘win rate’ for administration officials to get new policies implemented with court approval is 70 percent. Under Trump, it has fallen to an almost non-existent 6 percent.


    The report notes that administration lawyers are being hamstrung by having to present cases handed to them by policymakers that are woefully short on both facts and reasoning.


    “In case after case, judges have rebuked Trump officials for failing to follow the most basic rules of governance, including providing legitimate explanations for shifts in policy, supported by facts and, where required, public input,” the Post reports, adding, “The rulings so far paint a remarkable portrait of a government rushing to implement sweeping changes in policy without regard for longstanding rules against arbitrary and capricious behavior.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/tru...ilings-report/

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    Trump takes credit for John McCain's funeral. Claims that McCain handed over the Steele Dossier to the FBI.

    Well Trump, when you got information about possible criminal activities, what would you do with it? Are you not supposed to give it to the FBI or would you give it to the KGB or get David Pecker to put the dossier in a vault?

    Republicans cower and remain silent as the Draft Dodger in Chief lashes out at the memory of a respected war hero.

    Trump attacks McCain, again, saying he didn’t get a ‘thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.edcf91b86cb9
    President Trump continued Wednesday to viciously attack the late senator John McCain, even as a growing number of Republican senators rose to his defense, calling him an war hero and a patriot, though most were careful not to criticize the president directly.

    During a rally in Lima, Ohio, on Wednesday, Trump lashed out at McCain, saying “I endorsed him at his request and I gave him the kind of funeral he wanted, which as president I had to approve.”


    “I don’t care about this,” Trump continued. "I didn’t get a thank you. That’s okay. We sent him on the way. But I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.”


    Outbursts like Wednesday’s and those that have preceded it are too much for Sen. Johnny Isakson to take. The Georgia Republican could not stand the “unthinkable” last year when the White House flag lowered — and then soon raised — its flag from half-staff to recognize the death of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
    No One Disrespects the Troops More Than Donald Trump
    Over Veterans Day weekend, the president's conspicuous absence from pre-scheduled military tributes spoke volumes about what he truly believes. Mari Uyehara on Trump's long history of invoking the troops when politically expedient.
    https://www.gq.com/story/trump-and-the-troops
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    “about possible criminal activities”.

    Wow that’s an understatement!

    As you suggest, I wonder what Trump would have done had he ever received a dossier suggesting that any of Bush, Obama or Hillary Clinton were potentially under the control of or compromised by say, North Korea. Sadly I don’t think the FBI would ever have received such a document from Trump - the opportunist.



    As for the other link. Trump who sees a judge being biased due to his Mexican heritage may below have just been reflecting his own inherent family lineage bias and/or that old master race nonsense:

    No One Disrespects the Troops More Than Donald Trump - GQ

    “Last Saturday morning, just before Veteran's Day, Trump skipped out on a ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. He was scheduled to lay a wreath at the Aisne-Marne American cemetery, where more than 1,800 Americans, who fought alongside the French to repel Germans...”

    https://www.gq.com/story/trump-and-the-troops



    To get rid of moderate Merkel maybe?

    ‘Why Germany?’ Trump’s strange fixation vexes experts – POLITICO
    https://www.politico.eu/article/dona...vexes-experts/
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    "Deplorable!" GOP Senator calls Trump's comments about McCain deplorable.


    GOP senator: Trump's criticism of McCain 'deplorable'

    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) on Wednesday said President Trump's criticism of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is "deplorable" and showed a "lack of respect" for the Arizona Republican's military service.

    "It's deplorable what he said. That's what I called it from the floor of the Senate," Isakson told a Georgia radio station. "It will be deplorable seven months from now, if he says it again."
    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/...ain-deplorable
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    That's one out of how many in the House and Senate?

    Meanwhile, football players who kneel are horrible people who should be fired and/or deported.

    Also this


    I don’t care about this,” Trump continued. "I didn’t get a thank you.
    For something you don't care about, you sure are going on abouit it a lot.
    Last edited by kkozoriz; 20-03-2019 at 04:30 PM.

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    "Brain spurs"

    The prognosis is not good.
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