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  #3066066 20-Apr-2023 14:58
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quickymart:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I have hope (don't know if it is realistic) that the outrage over the Fox settlement may influence the cases to come. Someone may just make the courageous judgement that principle matters more than money. Who knows? Miracles do sometimes happen. 

 

 

If we're lucky, Smartmatic won't simply settle, even if Fox offers all the money in the world, and they will insist on a trial. 

 

 

How do you know? When their lawyers see a large number they might change ideas.





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  #3066070 20-Apr-2023 15:04
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Rolling Stone - Fox’s Massive Dominion Settlement Is Tax Deductible

 

19 April 2023

 


The company could write off a large portion of its $787.5 million settlement it owes Dominion as an income tax deduction.

 

According to a report from Lever News, Fox News could potentially write off a massive portion of the $787.5 million settlement it has agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems as a tax deduction. ...

 

... the company could deduct up to $213 million from their income taxes under provisions in the American tax code that allow companies to write off legal bills as “ordinary and necessary” business expenses. 

 

Since the dispute was settled between two companies, and not with the government, Fox can claim tax benefits on the payment. ...

If your business model is to tell lies so that you’ll get viewers and have lots of advertising revenues, then, odious though this business model may be, the tax system’s job is to tax you on the profits that you actually make from it,” Daniel Shaviro, a professor of tax law at NYU, told The Lever. “And those profits are indeed reduced when you are successfully sued by the victims of your malicious falsehoods.”

 



Rupert Murdoch strikes again!  😯





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  #3066076 20-Apr-2023 15:21
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freitasm:

 

quickymart:

 

If we're lucky, Smartmatic won't simply settle, even if Fox offers all the money in the world, and they will insist on a trial. 

 

 

How do you know? When their lawyers see a large number they might change ideas.

 

 

That's the thing, I don't know - but I do live in hope. Remember, Fox is not in the winning corner in this scenario; if Smartmatic really want to push the envelope and see all of Fox's dirty laundry aired (which I can 100% guarantee Fox won't want), Smartmatic will hold out and force a trial. I guess what I'm trying to say is Fox - for once - does not have the advantage here.


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  #3066079 20-Apr-2023 15:25
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Rikkitic:

 

I have hope (don't know if it is realistic) that the outrage over the Fox settlement may influence the cases to come. Someone may just make the courageous judgement that principle matters more than money. Who knows? Miracles do sometimes happen. 

 

 

 

 

Seriously? 

 

Let me see. Shall I stick to my principles at the behest of people who have nothing to do with my company and then possibly lose the case or shall I bank a couple of billion dollars in settlement which is several times my companies valuation.

 

Tricky question.


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  #3066119 20-Apr-2023 16:31
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SJB:

 

Seriously? 

 

Let me see. Shall I stick to my principles at the behest of people who have nothing to do with my company and then possibly lose the case or shall I bank a couple of billion dollars in settlement which is several times my companies valuation.

 

Tricky question.

 

 

Maybe win the case, grind Fox into the mud, AND walk away with a $2+ billion judgement. 

 

 





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  #3066121 20-Apr-2023 16:34
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SJB:

The case Dominion has just won will make no difference to Joe Average's view of the political landscape or the media. Even if Murdoch and co had been forced to testify half the US media, the right, would not have even reported it.

 

 

Yeah, that's the depressing thing. The Guardian had a political analysis on why it made sense for Dominion to settle, and overall Fox viewers will just keep believing whatever Fox tells them and non-Fox viewers already know what a cesspit it is, so going to trial probably wouldn't have achieved much apart from posturing - most of the dirty laundry was already aired in pre-trial discovery so all you'd get is to see Fox execs squirming under cross-examination.

 

 

Edited to add: Link to Guardian article:

 

 

Even though experts said Dominion had strong evidence to clear the high “actual malice” standard required to prove defamation in the US, a jury could have balked at awarding the relatively obscure company $1.6bn. As enticing as days of testimony from Murdoch and other Fox stars would have been, Dominion had already published the most damaging information ahead of trial. And even if Dominion had won the case at trial, it would not have received an apology from Fox.

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  #3066124 20-Apr-2023 16:38
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Rikkitic:

 

SJB:

 

Seriously? 

 

Let me see. Shall I stick to my principles at the behest of people who have nothing to do with my company and then possibly lose the case or shall I bank a couple of billion dollars in settlement which is several times my companies valuation.

 

Tricky question.

 

 

Maybe win the case, grind Fox into the mud, AND walk away with a $2+ billion judgement. 

 

 

 

 

Maybe is the key word.


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  #3066128 20-Apr-2023 16:54
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Sideface:

At another level, they are fantastic (as in fantasy) self portraits of a Narccissist as he sees himself. They could quite literally be used to illustrate a psychiatric textbook on Narcissism.

 

 

 

 

Midjourney, generate an image of the selfie Jesus took at the last supper:

 

 

 

 

Midjourney, generate an image of Donald Trump as George Washington, but with bigger hands.

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  #3066179 20-Apr-2023 18:44
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Midjourney, generate an image of the selfie Jesus took at the last supper:

Midjourney, generate an image of Donald Trump as George Washington, but with bigger hands.


The answer to the question :What's up with the hand behind Jesus.


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  #3066180 20-Apr-2023 18:47
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The Parody Project Nailed it! (Callous Man)

 

 

 


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  #3066255 20-Apr-2023 20:41
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Looks like Faux News have issued an apology for what they did, they just needed a little help with it.

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  #3066262 20-Apr-2023 22:04
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Will Melania Show Up To Support Her Husband’s 2024 Campaign?

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Stephen speaks to the former First Lady live from Mar-a-Lago to find out if she plans to support her husband through his legal troubles and his 2024 presidential campaign.


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  #3066345 21-Apr-2023 08:27
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HA HA 😀

 

https://edition.cnn.com/2023/04/20/politics/mike-lindell-2020-election/index.html

 

In a brief phone interview with CNN, Lindell said “this will end up in court” - I think it already has. Time to cough up, traitor.


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  #3066382 21-Apr-2023 09:28
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Saturday is Earth Day

Cornell Press: Taking a Bite Out of Climate Change: Earth Day 2023

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When Colorado Governor Polis suggested a single Saturday as Meat-Out-Day in 2021, Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska declared that Polis’s action was a “direct attack on our way of life” and went on to proclaim Saturday “Meat on the Menu Day.”

In 2019, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talked about the need to reduce, but by no means eradicate, meat consumption.

Trump acolyte Sebastian Gorka ranted in response “They want to take your pickup truck! They want to rebuild your home! They want to take away your hamburgers! This is what Stalin dreamt about but never achieved!”
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  #3066385 21-Apr-2023 09:43
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freitasm: Dominion didn't win the case. They settled. They got money to let it go without consequences for Fox News.

 



 





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