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d4m10n 7th April 2018 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by phiwum (Post 12248174)
I am familiar with examples of animal rights terrorism, but I'm drawing a blank on environmental terrorism. There must be some, since most movements have extremists. Anyone?

I don't count the Unabomber.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eco-terrorism

phiwum 7th April 2018 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12248179)

Thank you, coulda found that my damn self, were I clever.

Trebuchet 7th April 2018 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by phiwum (Post 12248174)
I don't count the Unabomber.

He's actually listed in the Wiki article. My point, however, is that it's been popular among some sectors of the far right to label ALL environmentalists as terrorists.

quadraginta 7th April 2018 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12248402)
He's actually listed in the Wiki article. My point, however, is that it's been popular among some sectors of the far right to label ALL environmentalists as terrorists.


In his particular case one could almost wish he was right.

CORed 9th April 2018 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phiwum (Post 12248174)
I am familiar with examples of animal rights terrorism, but I'm drawing a blank on environmental terrorism. There must be some, since most movements have extremists. Anyone?

I don't count the Unabomber.

Well, there was the Monkeywrench Gang, but they were fictitious.

jimbob 9th April 2018 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by CORed (Post 12250345)
Well, there was the Monkeywrench Gang, but they were fictitious.

Were they Zamibians involved in the bowling green massacre protesting against the environmental damage of covfee plantations?

Dr. Keith 9th April 2018 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by jimbob (Post 12250475)
Were they Zamibians involved in the bowling green massacre protesting against the environmental damage of covfee plantations?

No.

Norman Alexander 9th April 2018 10:12 PM

Cohen's place has been dawn-raided on behalf of Mueller. Donny gets all hot and bothered about "national security" or somesuch. Cohen is obviously sinking deeper. How long before Donny cuts the rope?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ller-documents

a_unique_person 10th April 2018 01:20 AM

Too soon to pick Trump?

TheSupermeerkat 10th April 2018 03:17 AM

White House Survivor
 
This made me giggle

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...77e85b0e0b.jpg

TheL8Elvis 10th April 2018 07:21 AM

JUST IN: White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert has resigned, Press Sec. Sarah Sanders says.

"President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well.”

Quite the dark horse candidate for the next WH .... un-survivor. :)

The Great Zaganza 10th April 2018 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by TheL8Elvis (Post 12251373)
JUST IN: White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert has resigned, Press Sec. Sarah Sanders says.

"President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well.

Quite the dark horse candidate for the next WH .... un-survivor. :)

any indication why?
Did Trump just fish his name out of a bowl because he desperately needed to fire someone to make himself feel better?

Worm 10th April 2018 07:47 AM

Bloomberg is reporting that he was asked to resign by John Bolton.

The Great Zaganza 10th April 2018 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Worm (Post 12251408)
Bloomberg is reporting that he was asked to resign by John Bolton.

This is worrisome.
Bolton has a reputation for getting rid of everyone who disagrees with him.

Norman Alexander 10th April 2018 01:39 PM

And another one off the island - Michael Anton, national security spokesman. Courtesy of Bolton as well.

Mark F 10th April 2018 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 12251415)
This is worrisome.
Bolton has a reputation for getting rid of everyone who disagrees with him.

Bolton likes to be surrounded by yes men.
Trump likes to be surrounded by yes men.

2 peas in a pod.

pgwenthold 10th April 2018 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark F (Post 12251971)
Bolton likes to be surrounded by yes men.
Trump likes to be surrounded by yes men.

2 peas in a pod.

At some point, will someone remind Bolton that Trump made a big deal (at least in the campaign) about how he was opposed to the war in Iraq?

Maybe Bolton will fire him for his lack of loyalty?

Norman Alexander 10th April 2018 07:28 PM

Rumblings over at Justice again. Rosenstein and Sessions in the cross-hairs again.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...ler/ar-AAvJjn3

d4m10n 11th April 2018 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12252284)
Rumblings over at Justice again. Rosenstein and Sessions in the cross-hairs again.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...ler/ar-AAvJjn3

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Such an action could potentially further Trump's goal of trying to put greater limits on special counsel Robert Mueller.
"[T]rying to put greater limits" on the special counsel is such a polite way of saying "obstructing justice" in the only federal criminal investigation into election meddling by foreign agents and their domestic collaborators.

dudalb 11th April 2018 11:54 AM

It does not count since Trump can't fire him, but some kind of honorable mention needs to be given to Paul Ryan,since I have a feeling that dealing with Trump is a major reason he is abandoning ship...

Dr. Keith 11th April 2018 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12253174)
It does not count since Trump can't fire him, but some kind of honorable mention needs to be given to Paul Ryan,since I have a feeling that dealing with Trump is a major reason he is abandoning ship...

Agreed. And glad you refrained from using that four letter word.

dudalb 11th April 2018 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith (Post 12253182)
Agreed. And glad you refrained from using that four letter word.

A number of people on the internet, in commenting on Ryan's de facto quitting,posted a film clip from "Titanic" showing a number of Rats running away from the rising water....

dudalb 11th April 2018 01:32 PM

And speaking of White House Survivors, Preibus is being talked about as a possible candidate to replace Ryan. Right now the only GOP contender in Ryan's district is an open White Supremist who posted a anti Semitic tirade last month on facebook which prompted the head of the Wisconsin GOP to denounce him and say he has no place in the GOP...
This morning there is a scramble to find a respectable candidate for that distreict, and Preibus is among the front runners.

Dr. Keith 11th April 2018 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12253333)
And speaking of White House Survivors, Preibus is being talked about as a possible candidate to replace Ryan. Right now the only GOP contender in Ryan's district is an open White Supremist who posted a anti Semitic tirade last month on facebook which prompted the head of the Wisconsin GOP to denounce him and say he has no place in the GOP...
This morning there is a scramble to find a respectable candidate for that distreict, and Preibus is among the front runners.

My god. What do the dems have?

alfaniner 11th April 2018 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith (Post 12253339)
My god. What do the dems have?

Borborygmi.

phiwum 11th April 2018 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 12253464)
Borborygmi.

Cute. And thanks to George Carlin for teaching me that term.

acbytesla 11th April 2018 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12253333)
And speaking of White House Survivors, Preibus is being talked about as a possible candidate to replace Ryan. Right now the only GOP contender in Ryan's district is an open White Supremist who posted a anti Semitic tirade last month on facebook which prompted the head of the Wisconsin GOP to denounce him and say he has no place in the GOP...
This morning there is a scramble to find a respectable candidate for that distreict, and Preibus is among the front runners.

Does Priebus live in that district or is this a carpetbagger's situation?

Garrison 11th April 2018 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12253333)
This morning there is a scramble to find a respectable candidate for that distreict, and Preibus is among the front runners.

For certain values of respectable...

dudalb 11th April 2018 03:12 PM

Have no idea.
But ,to be honest, Carpetbagging in another distreict of state you have been a long term residence of does not carry the stigma of carpetbagging across state borders.

alfaniner 11th April 2018 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by phiwum (Post 12253492)
Cute. And thanks to George Carlin for teaching me that term.

:)
I could not have told you where I learned that term, but now I can say with near-certainty that it was probably from George Carlin.

Loss Leader 11th April 2018 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12253328)
A number of people on the internet, in commenting on Ryan's de facto quitting,posted a film clip from "Titanic" showing a number of Rats running away from the rising water....


Is there a video of a rat staying around for two years, attempting to steer the ship, eating from the first class pantry, watching everybody else drown and then hopping onto the Carpathia like he owns it?

quadraginta 11th April 2018 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Loss Leader (Post 12253748)
Is there a video of a rat staying around for two years, attempting to steer the ship, eating from the first class pantry, watching everybody else drown and then hopping onto the Carpathia like he owns it?


Seems like ... Trump dressed up as a three year old, throwing cripples over the side as he bullies his way into a lifeboat ... would be more appropriate.

dudalb 12th April 2018 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Loss Leader (Post 12253748)
Is there a video of a rat staying around for two years, attempting to steer the ship, eating from the first class pantry, watching everybody else drown and then hopping onto the Carpathia like he owns it?

Most of the one posting that clip commented that Ryan was only the latest of a steady stream of GOP reps calling it quite....

Hellbound 12th April 2018 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12254458)
Most of the one posting that clip commented that Ryan was only the latest of a steady stream of GOP reps calling it quite....

Quite what?

;)

dudalb 12th April 2018 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Hellbound (Post 12254474)
Quite what?

;)

I meant quits. So I will never win a spelling bee...

CORed 12th April 2018 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12254492)
I meant quits. So I will never win a spelling bee...

Blame it on your smartphone's auto-correct. Everyone else does. :D

Hellbound 12th April 2018 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12254492)
I meant quits. So I will never win a spelling bee...

I know, I just couldn't resist. I'm a sucker for a straight line.

dudalb 13th April 2018 10:19 AM

Preibus has stated he is not interested in running for the House in Ryan's district.

TheL8Elvis 13th April 2018 10:22 AM

Who's next ?

Pruitt ? Rosenstein ?

Both are getting hammered , albeit from different sides.

d4m10n 13th April 2018 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by TheL8Elvis (Post 12255903)
Who's next ?

Pruitt ? Rosenstein ?

Both are getting hammered , albeit from different sides.

Pruitt is just one Time magazine cover away from getting the sack.

Norman Alexander 13th April 2018 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12255952)
Pruitt is just one Time magazine cover away from getting the sack.

Well if Jeffy Sessions can get one, Pruitt should be able to as well. Wonder if he is that dumb, or that wedded to his job...

dudalb 13th April 2018 02:27 PM

This guy gets a honorable mention:

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...resigns-522867

dann 13th April 2018 03:44 PM

Is he on logger's list?! Or doesn't impregnation count?

a_unique_person 13th April 2018 03:44 PM

Rosenstein is the word on the street.

Norman Alexander 14th April 2018 05:05 AM

Perhaps this thread should reconsider its focus on who is going to be staying on the island, not who is leaving.

d4m10n 14th April 2018 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12256948)
Perhaps this thread should reconsider its focus on who is going to be staying on the island, not who is leaving.

My bet is on Pence (assuming things go well) or else the designated survivor.

Norman Alexander 15th April 2018 04:54 AM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12257456)
My bet is on Pence (assuming things go well) or else the designated survivor.

Pence being the designated survivor and actually being the last on the island is both probable and exceptionally worrying.

Craig4 15th April 2018 05:10 AM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12257456)
My bet is on Pence (assuming things go well) or else the designated survivor.

It's hard to fire Pence. He can resign or be impeached but Trump can't just fire him.

jimbob 15th April 2018 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12256948)
Perhaps this thread should reconsider its focus on who is going to be staying on the island, not who is leaving.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12258212)
Quote:

Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12257456)
My bet is on Pence (assuming things go well) or else the designated survivor.

It's hard to fire Pence. He can resign or be impeached but Trump can't just fire him.

Craig, I don't know if you spotted the 180-degree change in focus which led to d4m10n's comment?

Norman Alexander 15th April 2018 05:43 AM

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Originally Posted by jimbob (Post 12258229)
Craig, I don't know if you spotted the 180-degree change in focus which led to d4m10n's comment?

It was a sort of rhetorical comment. Sorry!


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