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Old 24th February 2017, 01:19 PM   #321
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Originally Posted by Stacko View Post
The President is triggered by criticism so he had to restrict press access in order to make the White House a safe space.
It's amazing how similar the various extremist ideologies really are.
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Old 24th February 2017, 01:21 PM   #322
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Originally Posted by Argumemnon View Post
It's amazing how similar the various extremist ideologies really are.
It's concerning that one is in charge of the US. The other is limited to being a nuisance on college campuses and condescending internet posting.
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Old 24th February 2017, 01:30 PM   #323
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The Daily Beast has done a profile on Felix Sater. The Crook Behind the Trump-Russia 'Peace' Plan

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Felix Sater is an immigrant who did prison time for stabbing a man in the face with the broken stem of a margarita glass, and he would surely qualify for the label “bad hombre” were he from Mexico instead of Russia.

It was only by becoming a federal informant that Sater avoided an otherwise 20-year mandatory term for a $40 million fraud in which most of the victims were elderly, a number of them Holocaust survivors. *

Sater’s father also became an informant after being convicted of joining a Mafia soldier shaking down small businesses in Brooklyn for nearly a decade.

None of that stopped Donald Trump from having extensive business dealings with Sater that included the high-rise Trump SoHo New York hotels and condos. Then, after Sater’s rap sheet was widely publicized, Trump said he hardly knew the man.
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Old 24th February 2017, 01:40 PM   #324
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The president claimed lines to get into his CPAC speech stretched 6 blocks. Per @kasie there are no lines, the event is not open to public
Why?
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Old 24th February 2017, 01:42 PM   #325
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In view of today's developments, I repeat my advice that some of you rethink your opposition to private ownership of firearms......
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Old 24th February 2017, 01:43 PM   #326
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Why the lie, or why the dumbest possible lie?
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Old 24th February 2017, 02:18 PM   #327
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A false-flag operation at CPAC.
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Old 24th February 2017, 02:24 PM   #328
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And what's with the uniforms? They're awful. I'll have Melania design some new uniforms. Black is always classy. And maybe an armband of some kind and some shiny boots.

That sounds totally Boss!
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Old 24th February 2017, 02:33 PM   #329
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Big shiny gold tanks! And battleships with more guns!

And what's with the uniforms? They're awful. I'll have Melania design some new uniforms. Black is always classy. And maybe an armband of some kind and some shiny boots.
Hey, I can make a sensible argument for bringing the Iowa Class Battleships out of mothballs......
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Old 24th February 2017, 02:35 PM   #330
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Hey, I can make a sensible argument for bringing the Iowa Class Battleships out of mothballs......


We've got the biggest ship that has the biggest guns!
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Old 24th February 2017, 02:35 PM   #331
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Now that is Clever. Nobody hurt, nobody's rights are violated,you just offer people a chance to make idiots of themselves, and, being ignorant, they accept it.......
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Homeland security joins the haters and losers.
BREAKING: Homeland Security intelligence report disputes threat posed by citizens of 7 nations in Trump travel ban.
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Old 24th February 2017, 02:53 PM   #333
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Meanwhile, there was the guy who said this...

"I like the challenge and tell the story of the coal miner's son. The coal miner gets black-ling disease, his son gets it, then his son. If I had been the son of a coal miner, I would have left the damn mines. But most people don't have the imagination, or whatever, to leave their mine. They don't have it." Playboy, 1990.

But Hillary is the one who doesn't have any respect for coal miners, right?
Hey if they want to live a brutal, short and inconsequential life then the government should do everything in it's power to assist them. In their meaningless existence they can experience American greatness through great Americans such as Trump.
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Old 24th February 2017, 02:54 PM   #334
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I think it's very encouraging that the FBI and DHS are willing to stick to their guns and perform their duties without giving "intelligence to please" even though it means disagreeing with the political leadership. I don't see this as a partisan thing or even an anti-Trump thing. This is how they should behave under any administration.
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Old 24th February 2017, 02:59 PM   #335
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I think it's very encouraging that the FBI and DHS are willing to stick to their guns and perform their duties without giving "intelligence to please" even though it means disagreeing with the political leadership. I don't see this as a partisan thing or even an anti-Trump thing. This is how they should behave under any administration.
Well anything otherwise is wagging the dog.

Policy should based on accurate information and intelligence from the various agencies.
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It doesn't matter. It's the presidents right to prohibit foreigners from coming to America for any, or no, reason whatsoever. Even if it's to the detriment of Americas national security and the welfare of the American people the only people who would second guess the glorious and illustrious leader are treasonous scum.
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Well anything otherwise is wagging the dog.

Policy should based on accurate information and intelligence from the various agencies.
This Presidency has got it backwards: the accuracy of information and intelligence is determined by it's conformity to policy and the current administrations political line.
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Old 24th February 2017, 03:07 PM   #338
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It doesn't matter! Trump won! You're all sore losers! Yay!!!!
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Old 24th February 2017, 03:13 PM   #339
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Because someone told him it was true. Perhaps he read it on Breitbart. In case you hadn't noticed, he's extremely gullible when people tell him what he wants to hear.
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This Presidency has got it backwards: the accuracy of information and intelligence is determined by it's conformity to policy and the current administrations political line.
We've always been at war with Eastasia. Always.
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Old 24th February 2017, 03:20 PM   #341
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No surprise people at CPAC are stupid enough to not get that it was a Russian flag.

Trump supporters, to a man, are *********** morons.
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Old 24th February 2017, 03:27 PM   #342
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And the Trump ego has finally reached space:

NASA studying whether to add astronauts to first launch of new super booster


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NASA managers said Friday they hope to know within a month or so whether it might be feasible — or advisable — to put two astronauts on board the first test flight of a huge 322-foot-tall Space Launch System super booster scheduled for its maiden launch late next year.
The study, requested by the Trump administration, already is underway, but William Hill, deputy associate administrator for Exploration Systems Development at NASA Headquarters, said major technical challenges will need to be resolved, and the agency will need more money to make it happen.
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It's concerning that one is in charge of the US. The other is limited to being a nuisance on college campuses and condescending internet posting.
No, I think the latter's more influential than you think. Obama quoted their BS stats last year, for example.
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I just heard small snippets of Trump at CPAC today while in the car.

What stood out to me was that in his attack on the media, he said "They should not be allowed to print stories with anonymous sources."

Leading me immediately to question, "Who decides what the press is "allowed" to do?

Had scary and dark implications, unless I'm reading too much into it.
That's the problem; we don't know if it's dark and serious or if it is just Trump's idiotic way of speaking.

The problem is, ever since Trump started campaigning and continuing into this Presidency, that there are people who claim ... and worse yet, people who believe ... that there is a difference.
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I bet that Astronauts are overjoyed to hear that....
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While planning a massive expansion of the military, Trump has apparently decided that the best way to ensure their loyalty is to...deport their spouses.

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In 2013 President Obama expanded the Bush-era “Parole in Place” program which keeps the spouses of U. S. military personnel from being deported for not being legal immigrants. While fighting for our country the last thing someone needs is to be worrying about a spouse being deported. Immigrants have long served in our military as a means to show their love of America and as a path to citizenship.

Donald Trump and Republicans have gleefully revoked that program.

Somewhat less dramatic in their declarations, according to Military Times, it's just unclear if Parole in Place will be affected, meaning it may be more of the same half-assed thrown-together decisions with ignorance of consequences that we're coming to expect.

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Department of Homeland Security officials haven’t announced whether the “Parole in Place” program — instituted in November 2013 as a military readiness initiative — has been affected by recent executive orders issued by President Donald Trump.
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White House officials referred all questions on the PIP program to Homeland Security officials. DHS officials did not respond to requests seeking clarification on the program.
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Trump seems to think he's got the wall funding

"We're building the wall," he said. "In fact it's going to start very soon. Way ahead of schedule. It's way, way, way ahead of schedule."
Has anybody ever seen the schedule? And just how far ahead could it be when Trump is only a month into office?
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Somewhat less dramatic in their declarations, according to Military Times, it's just unclear if Parole in Place will be affected ...
Another perfectly smooth rollout then.

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White House officials referred all questions on the PIP program to Homeland Security officials. DHS officials did not respond to requests seeking clarification on the program.
Like a well-oiled machine (if by "well oiled" you mean liquored-up).
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Has anybody ever seen the schedule? And just how far ahead could it be when Trump is only a month into office?

Homeland Security announced that they'll soon begin soliciting bids for prototype structures.

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The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that it will soon begin soliciting bids "for the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico." Bidding begins March 6. The official posting says the administration will select the companies to potentially build the new structure sometime in April.

They're about to ask people to start submitting paperwork to begin designing and constructing examples of possible walls. I assume the process will involve determining who offers the biggest kickback.

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Originally Posted by Armitage72 View Post
While planning a massive expansion of the military, Trump has apparently decided that the best way to ensure their loyalty is to...deport their spouses.




Somewhat less dramatic in their declarations, according to Military Times, it's just unclear if Parole in Place will be affected, meaning it may be more of the same half-assed thrown-together decisions with ignorance of consequences that we're coming to expect.

If those soldiers were real 'Muricans they wouldn't be married to an illegal alien.

It can't be safe to let them stay in the military, much less protect their wimminfolk. Too easy to blackmail.
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Homeland Security announced that they'll soon begin soliciting bids for prototype structures.




They're about to ask people to start submitting paperwork to begin designing and constructing examples of possible walls...but they'll be ready to pick someone to start the construction process in April (presumably by determining who offers the biggest kickback).

I've seen construction projects like that.

They never end well.
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I think it's very encouraging that the FBI and DHS are willing to stick to their guns and perform their duties without giving "intelligence to please" even though it means disagreeing with the political leadership. I don't see this as a partisan thing or even an anti-Trump thing. This is how they should behave under any administration.
And mostly have done since J Edgar's unlamented demise. More to the point is the displeasing (for some) intelligence they have apparently provided.
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The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that it will soon begin soliciting bids "for the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico." Bidding begins March 6. The official posting says the administration will select the companies to potentially build the new structure sometime in April.
Gotta love announcements that something will soon be begun. The question they always bring to mind is "So what's the hold-up?".

I suspect they're still waiting on a clear specification of a "wall structure", with particular reference to fences.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump seems to think he's got the wall funding

"We're building the wall," he said. "In fact it's going to start very soon. Way ahead of schedule. It's way, way, way ahead of schedule."
Only three "ways"? That settles it; no wall.
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Another perfectly smooth rollout then.


Like a well-oiled machine (if by "well oiled" you mean liquored-up).
Cute. Nice play on words.
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And silence from the Trump white house on the shootings in Kansas.
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Greatest. Protest. Ever.
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They're about to ask people to start submitting paperwork to begin designing and constructing examples of possible walls. I assume the process will involve determining who offers the biggest kickback.
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"... the administration will select the companies to potentially build the new structure sometime in April ..."
Which is to say, a short-list, of which some will get contracts and some won't. Great opportunities for insider-trading in that.
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I just heard small snippets of Trump at CPAC today while in the car.

What stood out to me was that in his attack on the media, he said "They should not be allowed to print stories with anonymous sources."

Leading me immediately to question, "Who decides what the press is "allowed" to do?

Had scary and dark implications, unless I'm reading too much into it.
He probably heard that idea from his "people are saying" folk.
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No surprise people at CPAC are stupid enough to not get that it was a Russian flag.

Trump supporters, to a man, are *********** morons.
Maybe these geniuses knew it was a Russian flag, and thought the administration was handing them out.
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