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Old 31st July 2020, 08:22 PM   #801
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Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
This is the kind of BS that a high school student pulls and then has nightmares about not having the assignment done. And then prays for snow or a bomb threat or something to cancel class. Or so I have heard.

Sorry, Miss, a dog ate my Healthcare Plan.


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Old 31st July 2020, 08:43 PM   #802
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This is really good. Apologies it it was already linked somewhere up thread. An “honest government” ad for Trump 2020 from our friends down under.


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Old 31st July 2020, 09:42 PM   #803
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Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
This is really good. Apologies it it was already linked somewhere up thread. An “honest government” ad for Trump 2020 from our friends down under.
Not linked that I saw. Last one I saw of theirs was when the stock market crashed and THEN the Republicans started doing... something.
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Old 31st July 2020, 09:51 PM   #804
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump Tweets

We beat Obama 4 years ago, he worked harder than Crooked Hillary, and we’ll do it again!
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Someone want to make sense of that?


Well, Obama was clearly running for a third term under the nom de guerre "Hillary Clinton" (an obvious anagram for "I'm the Kenyan Muslim, Deplorables!"). Of course, everyone knows that if you win a third term, under the conditions of the secret parts of the Constitution, you become President For Life, which isn't nearly as anti-abortion as it sounds, but Trump strategically got fewer votes than ObamaClinton got, defeating him/her/it quite handily. Well, he got a handy, anyways. Only cost twenty bucks!
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Old 31st July 2020, 09:55 PM   #805
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Anyone find this unexpected?

Trump killed plans for a national testing strategy, because COVID-19 'hit blue states hardest'
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As a member of Kushner’s team made clear, Trump didn’t just decide that turning up cases of COVID-19 by testing for them would lead to bad publicity—he decided that, because it was hitting blue states the hardest, he should just let it burn. “The political folks believed that because it was going to be relegated to Democratic states,” said the source, “that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy.”

Just to repeat that: Trump deliberately decided to let Americans die, in huge numbers, not because there was nothing that could be done, but because it was decided that it would “politically advantageous” to have people dying in states with Democratic governors.
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Old 31st July 2020, 10:09 PM   #806
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Trump's planning to ban Tik-Tok.
I have no idea what Tik-Tok is, but he's going to ban it anyhow.
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Old 31st July 2020, 10:13 PM   #807
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
Is the country in a Great Depression and the media just isn't reporting it? over 30%-yearly GDP drop in the last quarter
MAGA!!!
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Old 31st July 2020, 10:21 PM   #808
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Originally Posted by sphenisc View Post
MAGA!!!
Tired of winning yet?
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Old 31st July 2020, 10:38 PM   #809
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Taking credit for improvements in the economy even though he had nothing to do with them was always likely to come back and bite him in the ass when it got worse, again for reasons that have nothing (well, very little) to do with him.
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Old 1st August 2020, 03:30 AM   #810
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President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US.

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He told reporters he could sign an executive order as early as Saturday.

US security officials have expressed concern that the app, owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, could be used to collect the personal data of Americans.

TikTok has denied accusations that it is controlled by or shares data with the Chinese government.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53619287
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Old 1st August 2020, 03:32 AM   #811
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He's banning TikTok because people using it are mean to him.
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Old 1st August 2020, 03:36 AM   #812
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Trump Tweets

Homeland Security is not leaving Portland until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators!

Obama worked harder for Hillary Clinton and the losing Clinton Campaign than she worked for herself! Now he’s working with Sleepy Joe - will be same result. MAGA is energized like never before!

We have more Cases because we do more Testing. It’s Lamestream Media Gold!
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Old 1st August 2020, 03:38 AM   #813
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Hate to break it to him, but they're already leaving. Does he not even know what's going on in his administration?
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Originally Posted by Pixel42 View Post
Taking credit for improvements in the economy even though he had nothing to do with them was always likely to come back and bite him in the ass when it got worse, again for reasons that have nothing (well, very little) to do with him.
Nah. To his cultists, when things go wrong later it's either everyone else's fault, fake news, liberal hysteria blown out of proportion, or immaterial because x wouldn't do a better job, and y was just as bad or worse.

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Tired of winning yet?
I can't wait for November, provided the US doesn't implode before then.
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Old 1st August 2020, 03:57 AM   #815
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Trump's planning to ban Tik-Tok.
I have no idea what Tik-Tok is, but he's going to ban it anyhow.
It's a social media platform used by teenagers to post videos, like Instagram or Snapchat.

It's controversial due to its connections with China, AFAIK, but more likely someone associated with it in some way said something bad about Trump.
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Old 1st August 2020, 04:36 AM   #816
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53619287
Oh, good. Censorship.
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Old 1st August 2020, 04:54 AM   #817
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Oh, good. Censorship.
There are many more Chinese apps. i have WeChat on my phone from last year. No problems I have heard there (not that there may not be some..I had to have it to communicate there but i downloaded it here).
If he is singling out this one I bet there is some evidence it is a bigger problem.

Many other countries are considering banning TikTok, like Australia. India already banned it.
There was another thread here on it i was going to respond to but it was 'closed' after one post for some reason.

The US cant really 'ban' it because our internet is too spread out but they can prohibit connections to US companies so that it would be removed from the app 'store'. That sort of kills it.

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Old 1st August 2020, 04:58 AM   #818
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
He's banning TikTok because people using it are mean to him.
But he got India to do it first?
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But he got India to do it first?
You may not be aware but at the moment India and China are having a tad of "cold war" tit-for-tat.
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You may not be aware but at the moment India and China are having a tad of "cold war" tit-for-tat.
And the US is in one as well. Did you hear about that one?
You find the infiltration and you cut it out.

This particular app seems to have been singled out. I do not doubt there is a real reason for it.
My kiddo is banned from it anyway...even without China spyware.

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Old 1st August 2020, 05:27 AM   #821
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Originally Posted by Sherkeu View Post
There are many more Chinese apps. i have WeChat on my phone from last year. No problems I have heard there (not that there may not be some..I had to have it to communicate there but i downloaded it here).
If he is singling out this one I bet there is some evidence it is a bigger problem.
We're talking about Trump here. When does he ever make a decision that isn't about him?
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Old 1st August 2020, 05:37 AM   #822
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
We're talking about Trump here. When does he ever make a decision that isn't about him?
If we are speaking like rational people we will recognize that Trump doesnt keep secrets very well...
Even if he doesnt explicitly state something he tends to give very obvious indicators. You just have to interpret his statements to see what intelligence reports he may have read about. He spills out more than any other president.

...almost to a fault at times to potential enemies of state.
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If we are speaking like rational people we will recognize that Trump doesnt keep secrets very well...
Even if he doesnt explicitly state something he tends to give very obvious indicators. You just have to interpret his statements to see what intelligence reports he may have read about. He spills out more than any other president.

...almost to a fault at times to potential enemies of state.
Let’s go back to May 2017.
US Intelligence Community: “Mr. President, whatever you do, don’t show this photo to the Russians when they visit the White House tomorrow.”

The Russian ambassador and the Russian foreign minister arrive.

President Trump: “Hey, you guys want to see something cool?”
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It's ok. Portland was burned down in the last couple months according to Trumpublicans. It's a post-apocalyptic hell hole now, zombies and everything...
Yeah, we heard that. Must be true. We have nor heard from anyone there for.......days.
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Trump says he will ban force buy TikTok

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/31/t...ale/index.html

Where's the popcorn ? Where's the popcorn !?
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Same thing as with Huawei.

Is there a shred of evidence of this security concern?

The U.S. has "national security letters" to compel a company to share data and it has a built-in gag order.

It is true most every country could theoretically use private companies for espionage in such ways.

So, is their specific evidence this has happened?

Tik-Tok can fire back with a suit and temporary injunction in no time. This is essentially a bill of attainder (declaring someone guilty and assigning punishment without trial). This denies (the owners of) Tik-Tok due process and the right to face their accuser.

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Originally Posted by Ladewig View Post
Let’s go back to May 2017.
US Intelligence Community: “Mr. President, whatever you do, don’t show this photo to the Russians when they visit the White House tomorrow.”

The Russian ambassador and the Russian foreign minister arrive.

President Trump: “Hey, you guys want to see something cool?”
Haven't thought of it this way, but considering this, it's probably a good thing he doesn't receive or pay attention to intelligence briefings .

"Hey duuude, you know what's rad? Did'cha' know Israelis have got a spy in ISIS? That's bigly secret, though, dude, don't tell anyone, 'kay?"
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And the US is in one as well. Did you hear about that one?
...snip....
No I haven't, which shared border are they "fighting" over and accusing each other of illegally violating by building various bits and bobs?
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McEnany has condemned Hong Kong delaying their elections, saying that it undermines the democratic process.

I'm just throwing that out there for no particular reason, and not in reference to anything recently said or done by anybody.
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I can only wonder how long this occupation of country done by far-rightwing ******* insane ideology will persist. When people will say "enough"?
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I can't wait for November, provided the US doesn't implode before then.
I'm pretty sure we're going to have to wade through the uncertainty of the legal challenges to the election if T**** loses. It is not going to be over until it is over, and it won't be over on Nov. 4.
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I'm pretty sure we're going to have to wade through the uncertainty of the legal challenges to the election if T**** loses. It is not going to be over until it is over, and it won't be over on Nov. 4.
I don't think we will, actually. Judging by the reactions to Trump's use of tear gas to disperse a peaceful crowd so he could pose with a Bible, and the use of federal 'shadow agents' to abduct peaceful protesters, and the dud of a Tulsa rally, and the lukewarm reception of his suggestion he might postpone the election... I think the GOP and conservatives, for all their failings, partly won't stand for, and partly won't dare, obstructing the November election.
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I don't think we will, actually. Judging by the reactions to Trump's use of tear gas to disperse a peaceful crowd so he could pose with a Bible, and the use of federal 'shadow agents' to abduct peaceful protesters, and the dud of a Tulsa rally, and the lukewarm reception of his suggestion he might postpone the election... I think the GOP and conservatives, for all their failings, partly won't stand for, and partly won't dare, obstructing the November election.
You're dreaming, but I'll give you a break because you aren't in the USA. There will absolutely be massive attempts to overturn the election results and to prevent ballots being counted. I'm guessing dozens of lawsuits. Many will be filed by Trump-loving cranks; but many others will be filed by state and local Republican organizations, the national party, and the Trump campaign. And those guys know where the friendly judges are.

Here's a video that was posted in the Herman Cain thread, just watch the first 4:30.
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This isn't some reporter out to embarrass him, that was planned. He was prepared for that question. The election will be corrupt all right, but it'll be corrupted by the Republicans.
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I'm guessing dozens of lawsuits. Many will be filed by Trump-loving cranks; but many others will be filed by state and local Republican organizations, the national party, and the Trump campaign. And those guys know where the friendly judges are.
Ah, right. All the whackos surrounding him. I forgot about those.
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Yeah, we heard that. Must be true. We have nor heard from anyone there for.......days.
I'm hunkered down in my basement safe for now although I can smell smoke and can hear screaming outside. My neighbors are Mormon so I knew who had food and water stockpiled so I have plenty of provisions until Trump can save us with more federal agents.
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I'm hunkered down in my basement safe for now although I can smell smoke and can hear screaming outside. My neighbors are Mormon so I knew who had food and water stockpiled so I have plenty of provisions until Trump can save us with more federal agents.
May I suggest a tunnel from your basement to your neighbours’.
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Old 1st August 2020, 12:19 PM   #837
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Originally Posted by Delphic Oracle View Post
Same thing as with Huawei.

Is there a shred of evidence of this security concern?

The U.S. has "national security letters" to compel a company to share data and it has a built-in gag order.

It is true most every country could theoretically use private companies for espionage in such ways.

So, is their specific evidence this has happened?

Tik-Tok can fire back with a suit and temporary injunction in no time. This is essentially a bill of attainder (declaring someone guilty and assigning punishment without trial). This denies (the owners of) Tik-Tok due process and the right to face their accuser.
Private companies used for espionage? History is replete with examples... most of them in the USA... just a couple examples.

United Fruit Company: The Dulles brothers owned part of the company as UFC was used to overthrow a duly elected President (Jacobo Arbenz)in Guatemala.

AT&T: They gave full Internet transmissions to the government back in 2003 through 2006. Room 641A was a telecommunications interception room and it was managed by AT&T. When AT&T was facing serious charges, our government created a specific exemption for them and other telecommunication companies from prosecution. Sort of a reverse Ex post facto.

Air America and World Vision, are/were also fronts.

Huawei is state sponsored and is actively seeking (like most companies) an advantage within states outside of China. China's soon to be sanctions against Ericsson is exactly what the USA is doing to Huawei.
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Old 1st August 2020, 12:40 PM   #838
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Old 1st August 2020, 12:50 PM   #839
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
He's banning TikTok because people using it are mean to him.
I'd still like to know how this could possibly be enforced. Make a bad TikTok about Trump and he'll sue you?
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Old 1st August 2020, 12:51 PM   #840
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump Tweets
... Obama worked harder for Hillary Clinton and the losing Clinton Campaign than she worked for herself! Now he’s working with Sleepy Joe - will be same result. MAGA is energized like never before! ...
Looks like he's covering for his ignorant comment that he beat Obama in 2016.
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