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Old 13th March 2019, 10:30 AM   #2001
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Or he wants people to think he does.

The WAPO had an article about acutllay winning is not that all important to Trump, but the appreance of winning is.
I honestly think that Trump believes they are one and the same.
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Old 13th March 2019, 10:46 AM   #2002
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump Retweeted

Linda Suhler, PhD
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Thank you for answering our prayers.
I had no idea who this person was, so I got curious and googled her.

From: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017...t-data-save-it
Another unknown is the number of Twitter users who are paid hacks. One of the most influential pro-Trump tweeters of all...was @LindaSuhler. According to the account profile, it is a "Linda Suhler, Ph.D." The internet has no record of that person and direct Twitter messages from Science were never answered.

So, its possible that Trump is just echoing a posting from a Russian bot.
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Old 13th March 2019, 11:16 AM   #2003
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
I honestly think that Trump believes they are one and the same.
I bet if you handed him a trophy that read 'First Prize: Zeppelin Pilot, Hungarian Games 1994: Donald Trump, Champion' he would remember flying a zeppelin in Hungary, and brag about it to rich people. 'Hey, I won a blimp race. Grand Champion of Europe!'
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Old 13th March 2019, 11:25 AM   #2004
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
I bet if you handed him a trophy that read 'First Prize: Zeppelin Pilot, Hungarian Games 1994: Donald Trump, Champion' he would remember flying a zeppelin in Hungary, and brag about it to rich people. 'Hey, I won a blimp race. Grand Champion of Europe!'
Maybe now.
But when Trump called up reporters claiming to be someone else and talking about how much tail Trump is getting, he knew that wasn't the case.
And he believed that if people believe he was a sex-machine, they would treat him like one.
But the point was that for his image, pretending to have major game was more important than actually getting laid.
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Old 13th March 2019, 11:41 AM   #2005
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Sometimes PhD means "Piled Higher and Deeper"...
Anyone putting PhD after his name is a bit pathetic, perhaps business contexts notwithstanding.

Putting it on your Twitter ID is more than a bit pathetic.
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Old 13th March 2019, 11:44 AM   #2006
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
I had no idea who this person was, so I got curious and googled her.

From: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017...t-data-save-it
Another unknown is the number of Twitter users who are paid hacks. One of the most influential pro-Trump tweeters of all...was @LindaSuhler. According to the account profile, it is a "Linda Suhler, Ph.D." The internet has no record of that person and direct Twitter messages from Science were never answered.

So, its possible that Trump is just echoing a posting from a Russian bot.
The tweet he re-tweeted was Nov. 2016. She's so proud that she pinned it.

No idea what her PhD is in.
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Old 13th March 2019, 11:49 AM   #2007
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Originally Posted by phiwum View Post
The tweet he re-tweeted was Nov. 2016. She's so proud that she pinned it.

No idea what her PhD is in.

I've found a few references to her being a retired molecular biologist who lives in Scottsdale, AZ, but only in articles that are talking about her presence on Twitter, Instagram, etc. Nothing about her actual career.

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Old 13th March 2019, 12:02 PM   #2008
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
An NFL team may deal with large sums of money, but aren't teams fairly visible with regards to financing? (I know they keep some of their finances murky, but things like player contracts, ticket sales, etc. are pretty easy to calculate, and there'd be a lot more attention if the team was involved in any sort of financial deception.)

I figured the better money-laundering schemes would involve businesses that don't dominate the news at least 1 day a week.
I don't buy they would make good money laundering opportunities. Mostly because pretty much every source of revenue is publicly known from ticket sales to tv to radio. Maybe there is some reason I haven't considered though.
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Old 13th March 2019, 12:22 PM   #2009
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I don't buy they would make good money laundering opportunities. Mostly because pretty much every source of revenue is publicly known from ticket sales to tv to radio. Maybe there is some reason I haven't considered though.
And he already had casinos which have to be great money laundering machines. That is why they get used for it all the time and his casinos got charged for it.
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Old 13th March 2019, 12:23 PM   #2010
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Originally Posted by Armitage72 View Post
I've found a few references to her being a retired molecular biologist who lives in Scottsdale, AZ, but only in articles that are talking about her presence on Twitter, Instagram, etc. Nothing about her actual career.
ANyway that painting in her tweet is like the artwork from Bioshock:Infinate.
It's weird to talk about a videogame predicting reality, but I thin Bioshcok Infinate did just that.....
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
ANyway that painting in her tweet is like the artwork from Bioshock:Infinate.
It's weird to talk about a videogame predicting reality, but I thin Bioshcok Infinate did just that.....
Winsor McCay is one of the most famous art pioneers in history. I'm not surprised his style would have been imitated. I'm actually going through his Little Nemo in Slumberland series book right now.
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Trump Retweeted

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Old 13th March 2019, 02:29 PM   #2014
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Not sure that Mueller's remit covers this...I think it's confined to Russian involvement in the 2016 election..but you can bet this sure as hell will be investigated..probably by the SDNY or a House committee....
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Old 13th March 2019, 02:55 PM   #2015
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Not sure that Mueller's remit covers this...I think it's confined to Russian involvement in the 2016 election..but you can bet this sure as hell will be investigated..probably by the SDNY or a House committee....
Why SDNY?
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Old 13th March 2019, 03:09 PM   #2016
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And he already had casinos which have to be great money laundering machines. That is why they get used for it all the time and his casinos got charged for it.
With casinos, there is nothing stopping someone to walk in with a bag of cash and buy a bunch of chips and not cash them like Trump's father did. Real estate seems good too because you can overpay for an asset and you can buy it through shell companies.

An NFL team just seems too public to me. Still, often the best way to steal or do something illegal is do it in plain sight. But I don't get using an NFL team.
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Old 13th March 2019, 04:17 PM   #2017
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Not sure that Mueller's remit covers this...I think it's confined to Russian involvement in the 2016 election..
...and all matters arising from said investigation.
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Old 13th March 2019, 05:05 PM   #2018
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With casinos, there is nothing stopping someone to walk in with a bag of cash and buy a bunch of chips and not cash them like Trump's father did. Real estate seems good too because you can overpay for an asset and you can buy it through shell companies.

An NFL team just seems too public to me. Still, often the best way to steal or do something illegal is do it in plain sight. But I don't get using an NFL team.
Don't forget there's a reason the NFL prohibits publicly traded corporations from owning teams. Too much financial transparency.
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Old 13th March 2019, 05:24 PM   #2019
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I bet if you handed him a trophy that read 'First Prize: Zeppelin Pilot, Hungarian Games 1994: Donald Trump, Champion' he would remember flying a zeppelin in Hungary, and brag about it to rich people. 'Hey, I won a blimp race. Grand Champion of Europe!'
Oh please, it would be nothing like that.

He would say “World Grand Champion.”

ETA
Then he’d brag about how Zeppelin racing is the hardest sport in the world. And the most dangerous. And that he won it on his first try.

MORE ETA
and like me, he would misspell Zeppelin.
(Edited to correct spelling error)
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Oh please, it would be nothing like that.

He would say “World Grand Champion.”

ETA
Then he’d brag about how Zeppelin racing is the hardest sport in the world. And the most dangerous. And that he won it on his first try.

MORE ETA
and like me, he would misspell Zeppelin.
(Edited to correct spelling error)
And he beat Ben Quadinaros and Sebulba using a second-hand machine.
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Old 13th March 2019, 05:34 PM   #2021
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With casinos, there is nothing stopping someone to walk in with a bag of cash and buy a bunch of chips and not cash them like Trump's father did. Real estate seems good too because you can overpay for an asset and you can buy it through shell companies.

An NFL team just seems too public to me. Still, often the best way to steal or do something illegal is do it in plain sight. But I don't get using an NFL team.
I mean, he was involved in concrete back when the market in NYC was entirely controlled by the Russian mob, so it's not at all like he's ever cared much about subtlety.
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Old 13th March 2019, 06:10 PM   #2022
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Senior White House official says tonight they expect about 10-12 GOP defections on national emergency vote. Trump is trying to wrangle votes but not having as much luck as he’d like. Veto coming.
That's getting dangerously close to veto proof for the white nationalist in chief.
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Old 13th March 2019, 06:18 PM   #2023
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What will he be like if it does get to veto-proof level... Hilarity ensues?
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Old 13th March 2019, 06:28 PM   #2024
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Another potential veto in the horizon.

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The Senate on Wednesday again rebuked President Trump for his continued defense of Saudi Arabia after the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, voting for a second time to end American military assistance for the kingdom’s war in Yemen and to curtail presidential war powers.

The 54-to-46 vote, condemning a nearly four-year conflict in Yemen that has killed thousands of civilians and inflicted a devastating famine, sets the foundation for what could become Mr. Trump’s first presidential veto, with the House expected to overwhelmingly pass the measure, possibly this month.
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Old 13th March 2019, 06:53 PM   #2025
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MORE ETA
and like me, he would misspell Zeppelin.
(Edited to correct spelling error)


And at some point, you just know he'd accidentally say he'd won a "Zip Line" Championship, and then double down on how it was this major event in some jungle adventure place in Colombia.
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Old 13th March 2019, 07:18 PM   #2026
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With casinos, there is nothing stopping someone to walk in with a bag of cash and buy a bunch of chips and not cash them like Trump's father did. Real estate seems good too because you can overpay for an asset and you can buy it through shell companies.

An NFL team just seems too public to me. Still, often the best way to steal or do something illegal is do it in plain sight. But I don't get using an NFL team.
"Money laundering" covers a lot of stuff, but one way to turn criminally acquired cash into "legal" income is to buy a pile of casino chips, play a few games, and then cash them in. Payouts over $10K get reported to the IRS, but then the crook can claim the "gambling winnings" as ordinary income.
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I hadn't run into this particular CT, and if I had, would probably have just dismissed it before this.

But Trump's apparently unprovoked outburst tags both
"doth protest too much" and "Never believe anything until it's officially denied.".

It's enough to make one wonder.
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I bet if you handed him a trophy that read 'First Prize: Zeppelin Pilot, Hungarian Games 1994: Donald Trump, Champion' he would remember flying a zeppelin in Hungary, and brag about it to rich people. 'Hey, I won a blimp race. Grand Champion of Europe!'
Oh please, it would be nothing like that.

He would say “World Grand Champion.”

ETA
Then he’d brag about how Zeppelin racing is the hardest sport in the world. And the most dangerous. And that he won it on his first try.

MORE ETA
and like me, he would misspell Zeppelin.
(Edited to correct spelling error)

Not to mention confusing zeppelins with blimps.
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"Trump -- making America GREAT in less than 60 seconds."
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And at some point, you just know he'd accidentally say he'd won a "Zip Line" Championship, and then double down on how it was this major event in some jungle adventure place in Colombia.
Ahh. Well, then the question becomes if a reporter asked why he was claiming it took place in Hungary and is now claiming it took place in Colombia, then would he assert that the zip line started in Hungary and ended in Colombia.

Plus it would become extra confusing because he would type Hungry and Columbia.
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Not sure that Mueller's remit covers this...I think it's confined to Russian involvement in the 2016 election..but you can bet this sure as hell will be investigated..probably by the SDNY or a House committee....
You can read Mueller's remit here. It includes:
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(ii) any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation; and
(iii) any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a).
That's pretty broad. I'm sure any attempt to thwart his investigation falls under (ii).
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What will he be like if it does get to veto-proof level... Hilarity ensues?
He won't veto it and claim he could have.
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He won't veto it and claim he could have.
He will veto it. Otherwise it is enacted and he can't grab the cash.

The Senate margin doesn't matter - to override a veto you need 2/3 of both the House and the Senate. Not going to happen.
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He will veto it. Otherwise it is enacted and he can't grab the cash.

The Senate margin doesn't matter - to override a veto you need 2/3 of both the House and the Senate. Not going to happen.
There's at least 10 GOP senators who are going to vote it down. Not too many more are needed, I gather.
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There's at least 10 GOP senators who are going to vote it down. Not too many more are needed, I gather.
The Senate doesn't matter. They can't get 2/3 of the house.

ETA: 2/3 of the Senate - yea maybe, but Republicans that vote for the measure may not vote to override.
Point two: 2/3 of the House is also required. That will NOT happen. That's where the Freedom caucus guys are.
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There's a Military Challenge Edition of the Holey Babble? Really?
I had to go and Google that, if the name shocks you wait until you find out what 7t is!
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My Administration looks forward to negotiating a large scale Trade Deal with the United Kingdom. The potential is unlimited!
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Old 14th March 2019, 04:45 AM   #2038
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Trump's always got to use superlatives.
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Old 14th March 2019, 05:03 AM   #2039
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Originally Posted by Ladewig View Post
Plus it would become extra confusing because he would type Hungry and Columbia.

I just had a vision of a bot that monitors Trump's tweets, then creates real-time ads based on his typos. "And if you're Hungry in Columbia, come see us at the Columbia Flapjack Shack! You know Trump would eat here!"


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There's at least 10 GOP senators who are going to vote it down. Not too many more are needed, I gather.

He'll veto it, then these senators will use that as an excuse to change their votes: "I don't think it's my job to second guess the President!" All the while ignoring the fact that that actually is part of their job.
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Old 14th March 2019, 05:16 AM   #2040
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Originally Posted by phiwum View Post
The tweet he re-tweeted was Nov. 2016. She's so proud that she pinned it.

No idea what her PhD is in.
There is no catalog of PhDs on the internet. In fact the Internet has very little so called facts and most of them can't be verified.
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