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PaulK
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Message 4966 of 5057 (871745)
02-11-2020 8:13 AM
Reply to: Message 4693 by Percy
01-28-2020 10:01 PM


Re: Another Brain Injury Update
quote:
The last number was 34, it is now 50.

The total has now risen to 109 BBC


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Chiroptera
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Message 4967 of 5057 (871819)
02-13-2020 8:30 AM


Elie Mystal on Permanent Republican One Party Rule
Added by edit: I just realized the following article is behind a paywall. My apologies.

From the Nation:

Senators Just Sold Out Democracy

I'm not the only one who believes that the Republicans aren't simply try to gain political advantages but actually attempting to institute permanent one-party rule. Elie Mystal has a short opinion piece pointing out their game plan.

Their solution to the demographic changes that will soon see us become a majority-minority country is to forge a new theory of government, in which minority white rule can withstand the popular will.

[ Following the provided link takes you to a page that only provides the first couple paragraphs before asking you for money. To read the article instead go to Articles by Elie Mystal | The Nation Journalist | Muck Rack, scroll down a little, find the link titled "Republican Senators Just Sold Out Democracy", and click on that. This will take you back to the same page, but this time it says that you're using your first of three free articles. ]

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The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool. -- Richard Feynman

  
ramoss
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Message 4968 of 5057 (871880)
02-14-2020 9:16 AM
Reply to: Message 3952 by Faith
12-20-2019 5:47 PM


Re: Christianity Today on Impeachment -- just another tool of the Left
On the contrary, there were laws broken. And, in addition, you can be impeached without a law being broken.

The laws that were broken were
18 U.S. Code § 872: “Extortion by officers or employees of the United States.”

2 U.S. Code § 192, “Refusal of witness to testify or produce papers,”

18 U.S. Code § 610, which covers that crime rather clearly under the title: “Coercion of political activity.”

r 18 U.S. Code § 607, “Place of solicitation,” and 52 U.S. Code § 30121, “Contributions and donations by foreign nationals.”


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JonF
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Message 4969 of 5057 (871986)
02-17-2020 11:26 AM


Worse than useless wall
Illegal border crossings ‘nearly double’ thanks to $5 ladders that easily hook onto Trump’s new replacement wall

quote:
Meanwhile, The Independent reports “Smugglers are reportedly helping migrants scale sections of Donald Trump’s multi-billion border wall using $5 ladders.”

The ladders are made of rebar, similar to that used in the replacement wall that is costing taxpayers – not Mexico – billions of dollars. So similar that it is hard to detect because they “match the rust brown colours of the wall.”

The crossings have increased so much thanks to the easily-defeated wall that “Border Patrol apprehensions of single adults — those most likely to use the ladder method — have nearly doubled in the El Paso sector.”

In just a few months, from October 2019 to January 2020 Border Patrol agents apprehended 10,030 people, “compared with 5,150 in the same period a year ago.”

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jar
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Message 4970 of 5057 (871987)
02-17-2020 11:29 AM
Reply to: Message 4969 by JonF
02-17-2020 11:26 AM


Re: Worse than useless wall
I've heard it is being considered as an event in the 2024 Olympics.

My Sister's Website: Rose Hill Studios     My Website: My Website

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Faith
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Message 4971 of 5057 (872002)
02-17-2020 5:42 PM


Democrat Goes to Trump Rally and doesn't get beaten up
Anything that can make me laugh these days is very welcome since there's so little I can be happy about. On Sundays at 4 PST I get to hear talk show host Chris Plante who I only recently discovered, and he can make me laugh out loud at his remarks about the Left. Maybe only half a dozen times during his show, but his generally antic monologues are amusing in themselves. Nobody here will appreciate him I suppose but I decided to post a recent program of his anyway because of his topic.

Toward the end he reads an article by a self-described Democrat who decided to attend the Trump rally in New Hampshire and found that they aren't stupid crazy Nazi deplorables but ordinary Americans having a good time and celebrating America. It's not particularly laugh stuff but the rally account is interesting IMHO.

Start about 1:25:10 Goes to about 1:32:

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Percy
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Message 4972 of 5057 (872012)
02-18-2020 10:55 AM
Reply to: Message 4971 by Faith
02-17-2020 5:42 PM


Re: Democrat Goes to Trump Rally and doesn't get beaten up
Faith writes:

Toward the end he reads an article by a self-described Democrat who decided to attend the Trump rally in New Hampshire and found that they aren't stupid crazy Nazi deplorables but ordinary Americans having a good time and celebrating America. It's not particularly laugh stuff but the rally account is interesting IMHO.

Start about 1:25:10 Goes to about 1:32:



The opinion piece by Karlyn Borysenko can be found here: After Attending a Trump Rally, I Realized Democrats Are Not Ready For 2020

--Percy

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JonF
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Message 4973 of 5057 (872013)
02-18-2020 11:00 AM


Yeah, no imminent threat
White House Memo Justifying Suleimani Strike Cites No Imminent Threat#

quote:
In a legally mandated, two-page unclassified memo to lawmakers, the White House asserted that the strike that killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani was “in response to an escalating series of attacks in preceding months” by Iran and Iran-backed militias.

“The purposes of this action were to protect United States personnel, to deter Iran from conducting or supporting further attacks against United States forces and interests, to degrade Iran’s and Quds Force-backed militias’s ability to militias’s ability to conduct attacks, and to end Iran’s strategic escalation of attacks,” said the report, which was transmitted on Friday to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

So, not legal.

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Faith
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Message 4974 of 5057 (872027)
02-18-2020 4:53 PM
Reply to: Message 4968 by ramoss
02-14-2020 9:16 AM


Re: Christianity Today on Impeachment -- just another tool of the Left
On the contrary, there were laws broken. And, in addition, you can be impeached without a law being broken.
The laws that were broken were
18 U.S. Code § 872: “Extortion by officers or employees of the United States.”
2 U.S. Code § 192, “Refusal of witness to testify or produce papers,”
18 U.S. Code § 610, which covers that crime rather clearly under the title: “Coercion of political activity.”
r 18 U.S. Code § 607, “Place of solicitation,” and 52 U.S. Code § 30121, “Contributions and donations by foreign nationals.”


Trump broke none of those. But you might look at some Democrats, some in the House perhaps, for those who did.

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Faith
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Message 4975 of 5057 (872089)
02-19-2020 9:04 PM


Trump Rally Streaming

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ramoss
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Message 4976 of 5057 (872094)
02-19-2020 11:45 PM
Reply to: Message 4975 by Faith
02-19-2020 9:04 PM


Re: Trump Rally Streaming
Dang, he looks more like a comedian than someone who matters.

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Faith
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Message 4977 of 5057 (872098)
02-20-2020 3:34 AM
Reply to: Message 4976 by ramoss
02-19-2020 11:45 PM


Re: Trump Rally Streaming
The picture on the front isn't from the rally. But yes he is a kind of comedian, he can be very funny at times. I only saw a few minutes of his talk, mostly watched the crowd gathering and some of the interviews before the program started. They filled the Coliseum, 15,000 capacity, with thousands outside who couldn't get in.

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Message 4978 of 5057 (872112)
02-20-2020 11:03 AM
Reply to: Message 4977 by Faith
02-20-2020 3:34 AM


Re: Trump Rally Streaming
Faith writes:

They filled the Coliseum, 15,000 capacity, with thousands outside who couldn't get in.

Millions. Billions. It was the largest gathering of human beings in the history of the universe.

"I'm Fallen and I can't get up!"

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Theodoric
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Message 4979 of 5057 (872113)
02-20-2020 11:09 AM
Reply to: Message 4977 by Faith
02-20-2020 3:34 AM


Re: Trump Rally Streaming
What rally? Where?

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Faith
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Message 4980 of 5057 (872124)
02-20-2020 5:24 PM
Reply to: Message 4979 by Theodoric
02-20-2020 11:09 AM


Re: Trump Rally Streaming
Looks like the video changed to some other Fox story. The rally was last night in Arizona. Since they don't get much coverage if any in the "real" news I thought I'd post it. He always fills stadiums and coliseums to overflowing by thousands and he has rallies very frequently. Pleasant cheerful crowds too. True Americana.

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