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Old 28th July 2018, 11:05 AM   #321
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
I love how quickly and easily some have been manipulated into claiming that the Russians were actively helping Clinton win. I mean, it wasn't even a fortnight ago that Putin himself clearly and unequivocally said that he wanted Trump to win.
But not surprised. I honestly think that some of his base would remain loyal to him if he came out on a balcony and declared himself President for Life.
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Old 28th July 2018, 11:24 PM   #322
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Originally Posted by BrooklynBaby View Post
Hillary was holding up a Russian fur hat at one of her speeches. Guess it was just to hot to wear it.
This reminds me of the idiots at Loose Change who got all hyped up because 911 Truth was mentioned on South Park. Even after it was pointed out that they were being ridiculed, half of them still thought it was a sincere plug for their cause, arguing that the writers included the reference but were forced by the CIA or the Mounties or Cub Scouts to make it sound like they disagreed but they were really dedicated Truthers.

Hillary brought the hat to make fun of The Orange Menace. Like the bullets at Balaklava, I guess....
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Old 29th July 2018, 12:41 PM   #323
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Originally Posted by Minoosh View Post
Plus, when do reporters get a chance to ask him tough questions? Probably never, in Russia.
Not anymore, anyway. There was a time... then he had them arrested, sometimes murdered.
The US sanctions he's trying to get removed were retaliation for a wave of journalist assassinations, not so much for Crimea.

Russian reporters read from government approved scripts these days.
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Old 29th July 2018, 12:43 PM   #324
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
This reminds me of the idiots at Loose Change who got all hyped up because 911 Truth was mentioned on South Park. Even after it was pointed out that they were being ridiculed, half of them still thought it was a sincere plug for their cause, arguing that the writers included the reference but were forced by the CIA or the Mounties or Cub Scouts to make it sound like they disagreed but they were really dedicated Truthers.

Hillary brought the hat to make fun of The Orange Menace. Like the bullets at Balaklava, I guess....
In their defense, there's no bad press.

Skeptics can be reminded of the results of James Randi's 'exposure' of Peter Popoff on TV: record donations to Popoff.
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Old 29th July 2018, 07:42 PM   #325
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Waste of time. Unlike Trump, Putin is a very skilled liar and politician. Reporters get nowhere interviewing him.
Not true. Sometimes they get go underground, about 6ft. Others disappear to vacations at unknown locations.
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Another Dem senator targeted by Russian hackers.
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Old 30th July 2018, 04:23 PM   #328
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Originally Posted by Stacko View Post
I'd think by now these guys would always check the credentials of people calling them. Good for Shaheen and her staff.

This was tried on McCaskill and was the same thing used to get into the DCCC computers:
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In that attempted attack, some of McCaskill’s staffers received realistic-looking email notices instructing them to change their password. The link included in the email went to a fake password-change portal set up to capture any password entered.
Who doesn't know not to click on links in emails? I never do. If I get something official looking that says 'click here' I always go the website to do any clicking.

BTW, none of these tricks got into Clinton's server, just sayin'.
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Old 30th July 2018, 05:43 PM   #329
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Originally Posted by Stacko View Post
1. Straw man. Nobody said it was. Conspiracy, on the other hand....
2. In person.
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Old 30th July 2018, 06:34 PM   #330
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
1. Straw man. Nobody said it was. Conspiracy, on the other hand....
2. In person.
1. Words games anyway, collusion and conspiracy are SYNONYMS.

2. And who gives a **** anyway if Trump was there in person. He made a big announcement before the meeting that he'd have the real dirt on Clinton in a few days.
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Old 30th July 2018, 07:47 PM   #331
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Originally Posted by Stacko View Post
It follows all of the "fake news" apologetics by Trumpsters.
1. Deny it by calling it fake news
2. When evidence is shown it is true, talk about Hillary.
3. When people keep with it, say "you don't understand the facts correctly."
4. When they persist with facts, say that the "news" happened, but isn't wrong.
5. Claim it was fake news all along, changing the narrative to the new goal post.
6. Start over at step 1.
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Old 31st July 2018, 01:30 AM   #332
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Newly leaked emails show Wikileaks wanted the Republicans to win the 2016 election
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Old 31st July 2018, 04:09 AM   #333
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post

2. And who gives a **** anyway if Trump was there in person. He made a big announcement before the meeting that he'd have the real dirt on Clinton in a few days.
Because the suggestion is that he was listening in to the meeting via speakerphone. Although this is speculative, it is being driven by denials that he did not attend in person.

Which looks bad, given all his denials about the meeting, and because it shows that he thought at the time attending the meeting would look bad.

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Because the suggestion is that he was listening in to the meeting via speakerphone. Although this is speculative, it is being driven by denials that he did not attend in person.

Which looks bad, given all his denials about the meeting, and because it shows that he thought at the time attending the meeting would look bad.
In the scheme of things, this is trivial.
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Old 1st August 2018, 02:31 PM   #335
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In the scheme of things, this is trivial.
Maybe. But if it could be proven that Trump knowingly sent his son and campaign manager to get Clinton dirt from the Russians, it contradicts everything he and all his cohorts have said about it. Won't be easy to explain away.
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Maybe. But if it could be proven that Trump knowingly sent his son and campaign manager to get Clinton dirt from the Russians, it contradicts everything he and all his cohorts have said about it. Won't be easy to explain away.
Trump meant to tell Jared he shouldn't meet the Russians. Those darn confusing single negatives!
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Old 1st August 2018, 02:59 PM   #337
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Trump meant to tell Jared he shouldn't meet the Russians. Those darn confusing single negatives!

Who knew that third grade English would be so hard?
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Old 1st August 2018, 03:11 PM   #338
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Maybe. But if it could be proven that Trump knowingly sent his son and campaign manager to get Clinton dirt from the Russians, it contradicts everything he and all his cohorts have said about it. Won't be easy to explain away.
I'm pretty sure that highlighted text is a given. No one needs Trump to have had the meeting on speaker phone. The latest now is that there was probably a pre-meeting meeting.
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For a guy who is supposed to be an attorney, this guy is an idiot.

Giuliani knows better than anyone that collusion is merely a synonym for conspiracy.

He also knows it doesn't matter that Trump didn't personally attend. If Trump approved securing and receiving dirt on Hillary Clinton from a foreign agents and or government and those agents or government went forward with the hacking of the DNC or Hillary he has committed the felony of conspiring to defraud the United States. PERIOD. Punishable by 5 years in prison.

It doesnt matter that he was joking or whatever lame ass excuse he puts forward. From my view Trump, Don Jr, Manafort, Kushner are all guilty of that conspiracy and Trump Sr is guilty of multiple counts of Obstruction as well. I would also bet there are dozens of other crimes associated with the Russian interference into the US election.
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For a guy who is supposed to be an attorney, this guy is an idiot.

Giuliani knows better than anyone that collusion is merely a synonym for conspiracy.
He also knows that if evidence is found that President Trump was engaged in a conspiracy, the response from the Trump Administration and legal team will be.

"See, we told you there was no collusion. It was a partisan witch hunt. They were looking for collusion and couldn't find any"

And enough of the US electorate will believe them for business to continue as normal.
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
It follows all of the "fake news" apologetics by Trumpsters.
1. Deny it by calling it fake news
2. When evidence is shown it is true, talk about Hillary.
3. When people keep with it, say "you don't understand the facts correctly."
4. When they persist with facts, say that the "news" happened, but isn't wrong.
5. Claim it was fake news all along, changing the narrative to the new goal post.
6. Start over at step 1.
Also, try your darndest to shut down every online discussion by just spamming insults and general noise.
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Old 3rd August 2018, 08:18 PM   #344
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...Trump's being so tough on Russia! They totally wish Hillary was President now!
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Old 4th August 2018, 12:56 AM   #345
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It's being reported that Maria Butina once claimed in class that she was an envoy between the Russian government and the Trump campaign
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This 538 article is interesting

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...-troll-tweets/

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Why We’re Sharing 3 Million Russian Troll Tweets
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Filed under Russia Investigation

Get the data on GitHub
When historians try to appraise Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, which historical artifacts will they use? Then-candidate Donald Trump’s speech imploring Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s emails, perhaps. The soccer ball Vladimir Putin gave President Trump at their summit in Helsinki probably merits inclusion. And then there are the tweets — millions of them.
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FiveThirtyEight has obtained nearly 3 million tweets from accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency. To our knowledge, it’s the fullest empirical record to date of Russian trolls’ actions on social media, showing a relentless and systematic onslaught. In concert with the researchers who first pulled the tweets, FiveThirtyEight is uploading them to GitHub so that others can explore the data for themselves.
Look at the spike in activity just before the Wikileaks release of the Clinton campaign emails
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Also from that

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Right Troll and Left Troll are the meat of the agency’s trolling campaign. Right Trolls behave like “bread-and-butter MAGA Americans, only all they do is talk about politics all day long,” Linvill said. Left Trolls often adopt the personae of Black Lives Matter activists, typically expressing support for Bernie Sanders and derision for Hillary Clinton, along with “clearly trying to divide the Democratic Party and lower voter turnout.” News Feeds are a bit of a mystery: They present themselves as local news aggregators, with names such as @OnlineMemphis and @TodayPittsburgh, and the news they link to is typically legitimate. Hashtag Gamers specialize in playing hashtag games (e.g., #LessInterestingBooks might give rise to the tweet “Waldo’s Right Here”); many of their tweets are harmless wordplay in the spirit of the games, but some are socially divisive, in the style of Right Trolls or Left Trolls. And Fearmongers, relatively rare in the data set, spread news about a fake crisis, such as salmonella-contaminated turkeys around Thanksgiving, or the toxic chemical fumes described at the beginning of the New York Times Magazine article about the Internet Research Agency.
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Trump now says that the Trump Tower meeting was, in fact, to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Last year, in a statement to the Times from Trump on behalf of his son, it claimed: "We primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children."
We're almost to them conceding that they conspired with the Russians and hoping for the partisanship of the MAGAdooks to protect them.
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.......and IMO it will should they do so. They've been preparing the ground and right now the GOP will do anything he wants.

Collusion is not illegal and in any case they were working for the greater good - to MAGA.
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Why shouldn't he admit that? Giuliani has looked through the statutes and determined that collusion isn't a crime. It's a normal part of any campaign.
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Why shouldn't he admit that? Giuliani has looked through the statutes and determined that collusion isn't a crime. It's a normal part of any campaign.
It's (probably) not illegal if you are dealing with domestic entities. But with a foreign government? Nuh-uh. This is going to blow up big time.
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It's (probably) not illegal if you are dealing with domestic entities. But with a foreign government? Nuh-uh. This is going to blow up big time.
One could normally safely assume so. But we are talking Trump supporters here. Not your normal bunch. The "pussy tape" would normally have sunk any candidate's campaign but not Trump's. Trump has survived many things that would have ended the chances for election of a normal candidate. The key word here is 'normal'. And that is something Trump is not in more than one way.
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It was so obviously legal they all lied about it and changed their stories dozens of times.
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It was so obviously legal they all lied about it and changed their stories dozens of times.
You see that. I see that. Any logical person sees that. Trump's base will find some excuse to justify it. We've seen it over and over again from them as in "it was just locker room talk".
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We've already seen Trump supporters thanking Russia for helping to save them from Hillary. Why would that change?
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We've already seen Trump supporters thanking Russia for helping to save them from Hillary. Why would that change?
This ability to twist bad things into good things belongs in the "you can't make this **** up" category.
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So now, as the "neener neener neener collusion ain't a crime" defense fungus is being spread by the usual suspects, Trump gets another soldier to step up and fall on his sword. "Oh, that was me. Donnie Johnny really didn't say that, I'm just a millionaire attorney and I get so confused sometimes that I said the opposite of what really happened. I only neglected to bring it up before now because I got wrapped up in the playoffs (MLB, NFL, March Madness, NHL, NBA) and it slipped my mind to correct the record over the past fourteen months. What can I say? I'm an airhead, obviously. Why else would I be on this team."
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Trump supporters photographed at rally wearing t-shirts which say "I'd rather be Russian than a Democrat"
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Trump's "red wave."
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So can we ship all Trump supporters to Siberia - for their own sake, of course?
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