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Society and History / Re: Terrorist attack in Manchester
« Last post by Askold on Today at 12:22:50 am »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/23/manchester-arena-attack-22-killed-suicide-bomber-ariana-grande/

Attacker named, was connected to ISIS. Milo is also in the same story because having a expat-Brit take advantage of 22 deaths just to make point for his Neo-Nazi politics is still a low blow.
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by The_Queen on Today at 12:01:22 am »
It just struck me that Trump's nicknames for his electoral opponents were a massive case of projection: "Lyin'" (Cruz), "Little" (Rubio), "Crooked" (Clinton) and "Crazy" (Sanders) all describe Trump pretty well.

And Pocahontas?

Electoral opponents.

(Insert grumbling that Clinton didn't choose Warren as her running mate... though even then she wouldn't have been Trump's electoral opponent.)

Yeah, grumble grumble grumble.

ETA: And technically, Bernie was never Trumps electoral opponent, as he didn't make it to the general to compete with Trump for votes. Looking at how Russia used Bernie, you could make a better argument that he was an electoral ally to Trump, dragging out the primary and fraying feelings, thus hurting Hillary's electability.
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by dpareja on May 23, 2017, 11:37:59 pm »
It just struck me that Trump's nicknames for his electoral opponents were a massive case of projection: "Lyin'" (Cruz), "Little" (Rubio), "Crooked" (Clinton) and "Crazy" (Sanders) all describe Trump pretty well.

And Pocahontas?

Electoral opponents.

(Insert grumbling that Clinton didn't choose Warren as her running mate... though even then she wouldn't have been Trump's electoral opponent.)
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by The_Queen on May 23, 2017, 11:34:52 pm »
It just struck me that Trump's nicknames for his electoral opponents were a massive case of projection: "Lyin'" (Cruz), "Little" (Rubio), "Crooked" (Clinton) and "Crazy" (Sanders) all describe Trump pretty well.

And Pocahontas?
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by dpareja on May 23, 2017, 11:13:28 pm »
It just struck me that Trump's nicknames for his electoral opponents were a massive case of projection: "Lyin'" (Cruz), "Little" (Rubio), "Crooked" (Clinton) and "Crazy" (Sanders) all describe Trump pretty well.
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by Id82 on May 23, 2017, 10:49:10 pm »
This does worry me for future elections.  If we allow Russia to easily tamper with information to get what they want. What's going to stop them from doing this again and again?
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by dpareja on May 23, 2017, 08:47:08 pm »
Ironbite-Wonder how the Orange Piss Pot is gonna deal with it.

What do you think he'll say? "John Brennan's testimony was weak! Not one mention of Crooked Hillary! He's not winning with his testimony! Sad! #MAGA"
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by ironbite on May 23, 2017, 08:21:31 pm »
So buried under the whole Orange Piss Pot World Tour, Ex-CIA Director John Brennan stopped by the House Intel Committee for a quick chat with lawmakers.  It did not go the way the Republicans on the committee wanted.

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Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday that Russia "brazenly interfered in the 2016 election process," despite U.S. efforts to warn it off. Brennan testified in an open session of the committee, one of a handful of congressional committees now investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Brennan said he told his Russian counterpart, the head of Russia's FSB, last August that if Russia pursued its efforts to interfere, "it would destroy any near-term prospect for improvement in relations" between the two countries. He said Russia denied any attempts to interfere.
In his opening statement, Brennan also recounted how he had briefed congressional leaders in August of last year, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees about the "full details" of what he knew of Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Brennan said he became convinced last summer that Russia was trying to interfere in the campaign, saying "they were very aggressive."


Brennan said he is "aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign." Brennan said that concerned him, "because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals," and that it raised questions about whether or not the Russians "were able to gain the cooperation of those individuals." Brennan added he didn't know if "collusion existed" between the Russians and those he identified as involved in the Trump campaign.

While Brennan would not specifically identify any individuals associated with the Trump campaign who had contacts with Russian officials and would not opine as to whether there was any collusion or collaboration, he did tell lawmakers why he was concerned about the contacts occurring against the general background of Russian efforts to meddle in the election. Brennan said he's studied Russian intelligence activities over the years, and how Russian intelligence services have been able to get people to betray their country. "Frequently, individuals on a treasonous path do not even realize they're on that path until it gets to be too late," he said.
Brennan said Russia was motivated to back Donald Trump in the presidential election because of a "traditional animus" between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He told committee members there had not been a good relationship between Putin and the Clintons over the years. What's more, Brennan said Putin blamed Hillary Clinton's actions as secretary of state during the Obama administration for domestic disturbances inside Russia. He said Putin was concerned Clinton would be more "rigid" on issues such as human rights if elected president.

But Brennan told the committee he believed that Russia anticipated that Clinton would be the likely winner of the presidential race, and that Russia tried to "damage and bloody" her before Election Day. Had she won, Brennan said, Russia would have continued to attempt to "denigrate her and hurt her" during her presidency. If Russia had collected more information about Clinton that they did not use against her during the campaign, Brennan said they were likely "husbanding it for another day."

During his testimony, Republicans tried, oh they tried and tried and tried, to get him to say something, anything about Clinton.  Because at this point, they're looking for a way out of this mess and to blame it all on Clinton.  Problem is, reality doesn't work that way.  At all.

Ironbite-Wonder how the Orange Piss Pot is gonna deal with it.
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The Lounge / Re: The Funny/Stupid Pics Thread
« Last post by Art Vandelay on May 23, 2017, 08:17:18 pm »
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The Lounge / Re: The Funny/Stupid Pics Thread
« Last post by dpareja on May 23, 2017, 07:09:03 pm »
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