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Captain_Swoop 18th September 2020 03:01 AM

Trump Tweets

But Chris, you don’t see any activity from China, even though it is a FAR greater threat than Russia, Russia, Russia. They will both, plus others, be able to interfere in our 2020 Election with our totally vulnerable Unsolicited (Counterfeit?) Ballot Scam. Check it out!
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CSPAN
@cspan
FBI Director Wray: "We certainly have seen very active, very active efforts by the Russians to influence our election in 2020...to both sow divisiveness and discord and...to denigrate Vice President Biden."
Full video here: https://cs.pn/3kpryMJ

Captain_Swoop 18th September 2020 03:02 AM

Trump Tweeted

...And I look at them as a bunch of well funded ANARCHISTS & THUGS who are protected because the Comey/Mueller inspired FBI is simply unable, or unwilling, to find their funding source, and allows them to get away with “murder”. LAW & ORDER!
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ABC News
@ABC
MORE: Wray adds that investigations into "violent anarchist extremists...who self-identify with the antifa movement" are "just one part" of investigations into domestic terror, which also includes "racially motivated violent extremists, the militia-types, and others." twitter.com/ABC/status/130…

Guybrush Threepwood 18th September 2020 03:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13227370)
Trump Tweets

But Chris, you don’t see any activity from China, even though it is a FAR greater threat than Russia, Russia, Russia. They will both, plus others, be able to interfere in our 2020 Election with our totally vulnerable Unsolicited (Counterfeit?) Ballot Scam. Check it out!
Learn how voting by mail is safe and secure
Quote Tweet

CSPAN
@cspan
FBI Director Wray: "We certainly have seen very active, very active efforts by the Russians to influence our election in 2020...to both sow divisiveness and discord and...to denigrate Vice President Biden."
Full video here: https://cs.pn/3kpryMJ

Probably worth noting that the highlighted part is added by twitter to his tweets to undermine the insanity.

Darat 18th September 2020 03:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newyorkguy (Post 13227164)
trump self-funded? Not now.


One of the megadonors is Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus. He's ninety-one.

“Self funded” would mean the money for his campaign came directly from his own pocket. He was bragging before the 2016 election and has done the same this time around about how much money he has raised. That is not self-funding.

As far as I can tell he may have self-funded his first couple of appearances - for example the one he paid for actors to stand around when he announced he was going to stand for election in Trump tower.

After that it appears he has been like most candidates I.e. his campaign is funded from the money that is raised.

Captain_Swoop 18th September 2020 03:58 AM

Trump Tweets

Bob Woodward’s badly written book is very boring & totally “obsolete”. Didn’t even talk about the recent Middle East deal. Just another tired, washed up Trump Hater, who can’t stand that I have done so much, so quickly! #MAGA

Captain_Swoop 18th September 2020 04:05 AM

How could he talk about something in his book that didn't happen until after the book was published

Ryan O'Dine 18th September 2020 04:57 AM

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Originally Posted by newyorkguy (Post 13227055)
How can things like this be happening in the United States? If we recover -- if -- history will eviscerate these people. These four years will be known as the absolute worst period in American history.

"The Golden Age of Sociopathy"

Quote:

Originally Posted by Psychology Today
Sociopathy refers to a pattern of antisocial behaviors and attitudes, including manipulation, deceit, aggression, and a lack of empathy for others. Sociopathy is a non-diagnostic term, and it is not synonymous with "psychopathy," though the overlap leads to frequent confusion. Sociopaths may or may not break the law, but by exploiting and manipulating others, they violate the trust that the human enterprise runs on.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/sociopathy

The Don 18th September 2020 05:06 AM

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Originally Posted by newyorkguy (Post 13227055)
The AG tells Americans if trump loses the election it means socialism. HHS offical and trump loyalist michael caputo tells Americans to buy ammo.


How can things like this be happening in the United States? If we recover -- if -- history will eviscerate these people. These four years will be known as the absolute worst period in American history.

Or eight, twelve, sixteen.............. ;)

Steve 18th September 2020 05:16 AM

Some of you Americans may be familiar with the quote from a reasonably well known republican:

"That government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

It may not perish from the earth, but who there is noticing that it is rapidly perishing from America? Your government these days has very little to do with "the people". It is mostly government for the ruling elite, which is exactly what a revolution in the 1770"s thought they were getting rid of. The American republic is turning out to be a failed experiment. Parliamentary democracies have a much better track record and much longer histories.

Fast Eddie B 18th September 2020 05:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Lurch (Post 13227258)
The Trail of Tears, slavery of blacks, Jim Crow, and kids in cages are great achievements, don't you know!

Well, at least we’ve never dropped an atomic bomb on a civilian population.

Safe-Keeper 18th September 2020 05:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Steve (Post 13227446)
Some of you Americans may be familiar with the quote from a reasonably well known republican:

"That government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

It may not perish from the earth, but who there is noticing that it is rapidly perishing from America? Your government these days has very little to do with "the people". It is mostly government for the ruling elite, which is exactly what a revolution in the 1770"s thought they were getting rid of. The American republic is turning out to be a failed experiment. Parliamentary democracies have a much better track record and much longer histories.

The pendulum is swinging again. The silver lining with Trump is that he accelerated it by making it really obvious how much corruption, police violence, and other problems there are in the States that the backlash might just be happening earlier, and faster, than it would otherwise.

Steve 18th September 2020 05:33 AM

Donnie, Donnie, Donnie, yet another porkie:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/austr...b6184558685df8

Horatius 18th September 2020 06:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13227401)
How could he talk about something in his book that didn't happen until after the book was published



Stupid Woodward, not even being psychic! What a "loser"!

Craig4 18th September 2020 06:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Steve (Post 13227461)
Donnie, Donnie, Donnie, yet another porkie:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/austr...b6184558685df8

I'll never forget the trail ride I took in the hills above Innsbruck when the trees started exploding. We had to ride very fast and duck occasionally when I burning tree branch hurtled our way. The tourist bureau really should have mentioned all the exploding trees when they suggested the idyllic bike ride to a picturesque alpine lake.

The Don 18th September 2020 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 13227498)
I'll never forget the trail ride I took in the hills above Innsbruck when the trees started exploding. We had to ride very fast and duck occasionally when I burning tree branch hurtled our way. The tourist bureau really should have mentioned all the exploding trees when they suggested the idyllic bike ride to a picturesque alpine lake.

No, no, no, no, you fail to understand. You don't get exploding trees in Austria because, according to President Trump, they tidy away their fallen trees and sweep away leaves in a timely fashion.

That, and the fact that Austria isn't in the middle of a multi-year drought. ;)

Steve 18th September 2020 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 13227498)
I'll never forget the trail ride I took in the hills above Innsbruck when the trees started exploding. We had to ride very fast and duck occasionally when I burning tree branch hurtled our way. The tourist bureau really should have mentioned all the exploding trees when they suggested the idyllic bike ride to a picturesque alpine lake.

Well that's a dilemma. Do I believe you or the Austrian agriculture minister. I guess I'll go with you due to your first hand experience. The minister is just repeating propaganda provided by staff. Looks like you have confirmed that Donnie-boy was right after all.

Horatius 18th September 2020 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Steve (Post 13227513)
Well that's a dilemma. Do I believe you or the Austrian agriculture minister. I guess I'll go with you due to your first hand experience. The minister is just repeating propaganda provided by staff. Looks like you have confirmed that Donnie-boy was right after all.



When are you going to finally realize that Both Sides Suck? The truth obviously lies in the exact middle between their Two Extremist Positions.

So saplings and other smaller trees sometimes go off like fireworks. Nothing to panic about, and certainly no reason to go voting for one of Those Extremists!

The Great Zaganza 18th September 2020 07:23 AM

I have found that the number of exploding trees I encounter in a forest is directly correlated to the number of magic mushrooms I have eaten.

JoeMorgue 18th September 2020 07:30 AM

//Slight hijack//

One of my favorite books as a kid was the classic children's survival in the wilderness story My Side of the Mountain and one of the most memorable scenes has Sam, the young protagonist of the book, sitting inside the hollowed out Hemlock tree that serves as his home with he starts to hear trees "exploding" in the forest around him. A heavy winter ice storm has coated the trees in a thick layer of ice and some of the older or rotten trees are literally shattering and collapsing under the weight of the ice.

varwoche 18th September 2020 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 13227561)
I have found that the number of exploding trees I encounter in a forest is directly correlated to the number of magic mushrooms I have eaten.

For the sake of public safety, I wish you'd stop. Damn hippie, broom-less anarchists.

Craig4 18th September 2020 07:56 AM

Being as the US government controls over half of Oregon, and huge swaths or California and Washington (the portions on fire) Mr. President, what the **** is your job?

Dr. Keith 18th September 2020 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by The Don (Post 13227439)
Or eight, twelve, sixteen.............. ;)

That is exactly what I was thinking. Thanks for Putin it out there first.

Steve 18th September 2020 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith (Post 13227587)
That is exactly what I was thinking. Thanks for Putin it out there first.

If Putin can have multiple terms there is no reason why Trump can't. After all, there is little practical difference between the two countries' systems of government.

lomiller 18th September 2020 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve (Post 13227446)
Some of you Americans may be familiar with the quote from a reasonably well known republican:

"That government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

It may not perish from the earth, but who there is noticing that it is rapidly perishing from America? Your government these days has very little to do with "the people". It is mostly government for the ruling elite, which is exactly what a revolution in the 1770"s thought they were getting rid of. The American republic is turning out to be a failed experiment. Parliamentary democracies have a much better track record and much longer histories.

Have you checked out what's going on with Brexit lately?



With the rise of the internet and social media people have been searching for convenient new instead of real fact. Newspapers traditional role in Journalism has declined as the Newspaper business itself has declined and Right wing media has been aggressively presenting propaganda for 3 decades. This is just as big a problem in the UK as it is in the US so it's not the lack of a parliamentary system that is the issue.


What we are seeing is that Democracy requires both a free and responsible press that follows some standards of journalistic integrity. When this falls apart so does democracy.

chrispy 18th September 2020 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 13227561)
I have found that the number of exploding trees I encounter in a forest is directly correlated to the number of magic mushrooms I have eaten.

Having played in a big $ basketball tournament in San Jose del Pacifico, Oaxaca, I can second this. The tourney was 2 days, but I stayed for a week enjoying...nature. :D

Darat 18th September 2020 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 13227584)
Being as the US government controls over half of Oregon, and huge swaths or California and Washington (the portions on fire) Mr. President, what the **** is your job?


Typical, trying to lay the blame at Trump’s feet rather than at who is really responsible, Biden!

chrispy 18th September 2020 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Darat (Post 13227736)
Typical, trying to lay the blame at Trump’s feet rather than at who is really responsible, Biden!

Yeah! President Biden has sent the US to hell. We need new leadership! Trump, 2020.

Elagabalus 18th September 2020 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13227400)
Trump Tweets

Bob Woodward’s badly written book is very boring & totally “obsolete”. Didn’t even talk about the recent Middle East deal. Just another tired, washed up Trump Hater, who can’t stand that I have done so much, so quickly! #MAGA

#MAGA minions would be well advised to steer clear of this book. I encourage all #MAGA minions to talk amongst yourselves on twitter (and that loathsome FB) to find out who has read the totally obsolete Woodward book and then out them publicly!

Captain_Swoop 18th September 2020 10:40 AM

Trump Tweets

Mini Mike Bloomberg, after making a total fool of himself as he got badly beaten up by Pocahontas and the Democrats in the Primaries, is at it again. He tried to buy an Election and went away with a major case of Depression. Now he’s throwing money at the Dems, looking for a job!

Pelosi wants to take 30 Billion Dollars away from our great Farmers. Can’t let that happen!

On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, The @FLOTUS and I honor the men & women of our Armed Forces who have selflessly served our Country & made tremendous sacrifices to defend our liberty. Our Nation remains committed to accounting for all missing Americans.

JoeMorgue 18th September 2020 10:43 AM

I give you a time machine. I tell you to go back 10 years with a stack of printed out Trump Presidential tweets.

I will give you a million dollars if you can convince one person, and hell I'll include Donald Trump himself, that these images really represent official public correspondences from the President in 2020.

acbytesla 18th September 2020 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Horatius (Post 13227554)
When are you going to finally realize that Both Sides Suck? The truth obviously lies in the exact middle between their Two Extremist Positions.

So saplings and other smaller trees sometimes go off like fireworks. Nothing to panic about, and certainly no reason to go voting for one of Those Extremists!

The both sides suck is a nonsense argument. It always has been. It's an excuse for the world not being perfect and not getting everything you want.

Horatius 18th September 2020 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by acbytesla (Post 13227794)
The both sides suck is a nonsense argument. It always has been. It's an excuse for the world not being perfect and not getting everything you want.



Your sarcasm meter needs replacing!

Armitage72 18th September 2020 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13227782)
Trump Tweets

On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, The @FLOTUS and I honor the men & women of our Armed Forces who have selflessly served our Country & made tremendous sacrifices to defend our liberty. Our Nation remains committed to accounting for all missing Americans.


"I like people who weren't captured."

Captain_Swoop 18th September 2020 11:10 AM

“He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
-- Donald J. Trump on POWs.

Safe-Keeper 18th September 2020 11:20 AM

Quote:

Trump Tweets

On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, The @FLOTUS and I honor the men & women of our Armed Forces who have selflessly served our Country & made tremendous sacrifices to defend our liberty. Our Nation remains committed to accounting for all missing Americans.
This is what a certain segment of the population calls "virtue signalling".

Trump has said what he's said about American servicemen, probably because his narcissistic self can't handle them getting all that praise that he knows he can never have. So he's decided they are losers for getting captured or killed, or suckers for signing up for the military to fight in America's wars.

It's Trump's version of "I didn't want to be in that stupid tree house club anyway".

Stacyhs 18th September 2020 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13227370)
Trump Tweets

But Chris, you don’t see any activity from China, even though it is a FAR greater threat than Russia, Russia, Russia. They will both, plus others, be able to interfere in our 2020 Election with our totally vulnerable Unsolicited (Counterfeit?) Ballot Scam. Check it out!
Learn how voting by mail is safe and secure
Quote Tweet

CSPAN
@cspan
FBI Director Wray: "We certainly have seen very active, very active efforts by the Russians to influence our election in 2020...to both sow divisiveness and discord and...to denigrate Vice President Biden."
Full video here: https://cs.pn/3kpryMJ


William Barr says just the opposite:


Quote:

Speaking on Wednesday with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Barr said he believes China is more aggressive than Russia or Iran in trying to interfere in U.S. elections.

"Because I've seen the intelligence. That's what I've concluded," Barr said during the wide-ranging interview, declining to elaborate further.

Gulliver Foyle 18th September 2020 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 13221123)
Um...what peace deal? They normalized relations. Neither Bahrain nor the UAE were at war with Israel.

I'm hoping the Peace Prize goes to BLM.

And like the Serbia-Kosovo "peace" deal, they'll likely back out once nobody's looking.

Gulliver Foyle 18th September 2020 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Lupus (Post 13221472)
Conservatives are however shown by statistics to be much happier overall

It's true that studies show that delusional people tend to be happier. Denial of reality is great for one's mood.

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and more likely to be successful/wealthy.
Other way around. Rich people tend to be conservative because one of the big reasons they are rich is because they loath sharing.

Ladewig 18th September 2020 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13227792)
I give you a time machine. I tell you to go back 10 years with a stack of printed out Trump Presidential tweets.

I will give you a million dollars if you can convince one person, and hell I'll include Donald Trump himself, that these images really represent official public correspondences from the President in 2020.

It will be easier to explain you are a time traveler than to explain that DJTrump sent those exact tweets from the White House. In fact if they read enough tweets you’ll be on the receiving end of a 3-day psych evaluation in a locked ward.

ETA
Heck, you don’t even need to say Trump’s name. They won’t believe it if you just said that POTUS sent all these messages.
- excluding the grammatically correct one.
- Oh, and the ones with 9th grade vocabulary.
- and the ones that show empathy.

Stacyhs 18th September 2020 12:24 PM

Trump on TV just declared that millions of doses of Covid vaccine will be distributed by April. I don't believe it. Why? Because Trump said it. Redfield said not until next summer.

There is such a difference between how Trump comes across when he's reading and when he's just talking unscripted. When he's reading, he's monotone and robotic, appearing not to comprehend what he's reading...just repeating words. Very indicative of a reading comprehension disability.


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