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My "lack of public evidence" rant was really about hacking, I have not investigated the other claims beyond the headlines. I remain concerned that the revulsion towards Trump distracts us from the real issues. Our recent choices were Mitt-Mitch-Ryan and Clinton-Mitch-Ryan. Neither looked good enough for the country.
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No, it is worse: before we dumped Nixon, we also gotvrid of Agnew. Oh God, look what you've done, now I am missing Gerald Ford.
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what is good for Apples is not good for Oranges. [Very clever political pun, but I'm not sure it's true :-)]
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Omar is an anti-Semite. Greenwald is in the pay of the GRU. Do I remember something about Tulsi Gabbard and Assad? Kurt has yet to find a fevered smear that he doesn't swallow whole.
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Hope you had a good one. Hitler?? I always knew sharing was overrated.
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Turns out the "complete exoneration" is found, next day, to also contains "complete bullshit". The guy just can't leave well enough alone, can he?
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“They shouldn’t have stolen it, but the American people were just given more information,” Mr. Giuliani said on “Meet the Press.” Wait, wait. Was he talking about Trump, or Assange?
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A law often used against Dons.
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Yellow vests must be carried, in case of emergency, by all drivers in France. Their absence here is just lack of regulation :-) More seriously, for good or (mostly) ill, we don't have the French tradition of taking to the streets.
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Enjoy your garden. Which reminds me, before I get in trouble I must erase the Instagram pictures of my garden party. One of my Black friends was eating watermelon.
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As JohnH had the courtesy to reference, there is a solid claim that Macron is a child of, and groomed by, a powerful banking house. That the bank also has a Jewish name, and has been a target of endless antisemitic attacks, is not at issue here. JohnH did not use "Rothschild" as a veiled synonym for "evil rich Jew", as antisemites do; his was a very specific reference to a banking house. Your response to this reminds me of the attacks on Ilhan Omar for criticizing moneyed lobbyists that happen to be Jewish. I find your take very disappointing, and can only hope you'll reread the thread and reconsider your position.
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And THIS was your fix?? :-)
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+1
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RichAmerica, the top 10%, is a very unequal country.
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And a little conspiratorial thought to consider: if the Israeli government, or the Likud party, had done all this and tried to frame the Russians, the available public evidence would probably be the same.
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I'm reminded of Omar and her "somebody did something and we all start losing our civil liberties" :-). In this case the "somebody" being, apparently, Russian nationals. Somebody was probably trying to help Trump and/or hurt Clinton. Muller probably has some solid evidence behind his indictment of Russian state actors. I'm just pointing out that the evidence as to who did what is not public, and the little that has been made public is flimsy and debatable (by experts, not just me). If the accused were not Russian, but Western billionaires, the press would be saying "alleged" everywhere to avoid getting sued. Otherwise, it is all endless repetitions of the same accusations. Endlessly repeated allegations do not a fact make.
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Yes, indeed. The fixation with Russian meddling caused the press to disregard the gigantic (by comparison) meddling by the Mercers and Bannon and Cambridge Analytica and their hacking of Facebook. And if you think that the fact they are Americans makes all the difference, consider that the greatest hacking of people’s brains comes from an Australian (Murdoch). (And I have to repeat, lest we forget, that it is STILL the case that no clear evidence of Russian government participation has been made public, all we have is tenuous connections based on the black art of attribution, with much disagreement among knowledgeable people.)
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Daddy’s attack dog. Gives nepotism a bad name.
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From your mouth to Zeus's ear But since you bring up the Greeks: Sure, in their works the gods were prone to bouts of annoyance Like bringing down Troy or the house of Atreus Piddling stuff, nothing to make Clio nervous But if you read between the lines The greatest threat was that the Olympians would get Bored with their endless rescues of misguided mortals
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Yes! Even most Republicans in my youth were to the left of the current "center".
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“You have freedom of speech. But freedom after speech, that I cannot guarantee." Idi Amin [Its funny. Until it's not.]
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Yes, of course, we must keep making weapones because it is impossible to cut in one place and grow in another. It’s all been downhill since the wheel, the first massive violation of zero sum.
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However: if anyone really starts to listen to me, I will shut up about this and support job max.
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I for one. We are rich beyond belief. Job max is probably a useful driver of social improvement during the transition to an economy of plenty. But it is still based conceptually on the economics of scarcity.
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Thankfully, EMichael will be there to point out the futility of the effort.
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