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  #2080028 27-Aug-2018 22:08
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Interesting read on the far right on Australia's woes, where Rupert Murdoch fits in, which includes Trump

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/106594942/kevin-rudd-savages-abbott-and-murdoch-for-wrecking-australian-democracy

 

 


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  #2080048 28-Aug-2018 07:28
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Accidentally found myself watching real Time with Bill Mayer on Soholast night, it had John Brennan as a guest, amongst others. While clearly anti Trump, it was funny but also enlightening. Probably just a few days old if anyone wants to look on YouTube for it. One of the anti Trump panelists is a devout Republican


 
 
 
 


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  #2080130 28-Aug-2018 10:33
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tdgeek:

 

Interesting read on the far right on Australia's woes, where Rupert Murdoch fits in, which includes Trump

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/106594942/kevin-rudd-savages-abbott-and-murdoch-for-wrecking-australian-democracy

 

 

That article also comments about his son and heir to the Empire, house of Murdoch.

 

When the old fella karks, you'd need to be an optimist to expect a softening of the hard-right populist agenda.  The only hope of him delivering that would be if he's not as competent and cunning as his father.  

 

To be fair, most media empires are owned by corporates, Bezos owns the Washington Post etc.  Makes the suggestion that the media has an overall "left" bias laughably naive. Over the past couple of decades, the media hasn't just worked against democracy by convincing (mainly the poor) to vote directly against their own interests, but in getting (mainly the poor) to accept the concept of "born to rule" dynasties.  


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  #2080172 28-Aug-2018 10:48
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Fred99:

 

tdgeek:

 

Interesting read on the far right on Australia's woes, where Rupert Murdoch fits in, which includes Trump

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/106594942/kevin-rudd-savages-abbott-and-murdoch-for-wrecking-australian-democracy

 

 

That article also comments about his son and heir to the Empire, house of Murdoch.

 

When the old fella karks, you'd need to be an optimist to expect a softening of the hard-right populist agenda.  The only hope of him delivering that would be if he's not as competent and cunning as his father.  

 

To be fair, most media empires are owned by corporates, Bezos owns the Washington Post etc.  Makes the suggestion that the media has an overall "left" bias laughably naive. Over the past couple of decades, the media hasn't just worked against democracy by convincing (main the poor) to vote directly against their own interests, but in getting (mainly the poor) to accept the concept of "born to rule" dynasties.  

 

 

Yes. In these days of everything that is not nailed down being regulated, its quite ironic that the media, the source of information to the masses, is politically managed. The big and silent brain/perception altering machine.


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  #2080185 28-Aug-2018 11:24
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Murdoch found a backdoor,  exploited a common fault in the logic processor, and created a massive human botnet.

 

 


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  #2080266 28-Aug-2018 13:29
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  #2080287 28-Aug-2018 14:37
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tdgeek:

 

Accidentally found myself watching real Time with Bill Mayer on Soholast night, it had John Brennan as a guest, amongst others. While clearly anti Trump, it was funny but also enlightening. Probably just a few days old if anyone wants to look on YouTube for it. One of the anti Trump panelists is a devout Republican

 

 

You mean this one??

 





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  #2080299 28-Aug-2018 14:44
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BarTender:

 

tdgeek:

 

Accidentally found myself watching real Time with Bill Mayer on Soholast night, it had John Brennan as a guest, amongst others. While clearly anti Trump, it was funny but also enlightening. Probably just a few days old if anyone wants to look on YouTube for it. One of the anti Trump panelists is a devout Republican

 

 

You mean this one??

 

 

 

That's the one. A good watch


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  #2080380 28-Aug-2018 18:48
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US Senator John McCain's final statement

 

This is the full text of US Senator John McCain's final statement:

 

 

My fellow Americans, whom I have gratefully served for sixty years, and especially my fellow Arizonans,

 

Thank you for the privilege of serving you and for the rewarding life that service in uniform and in public office has allowed me to lead. I have tried to serve our country honorably. I have made mistakes, but I hope my love for America will be weighed favorably against them.

 

I have often observed that I am the luckiest person on earth. I feel that way even now as I prepare for the end of my life. I have loved my life, all of it. I have had experiences, adventures and friendships enough for ten satisfying lives, and I am so thankful. Like most people, I have regrets. But I would not trade a day of my life, in good or bad times, for the best day of anyone else's.

 

I owe that satisfaction to the love of my family. No man ever had a more loving wife or children he was prouder of than I am of mine. And I owe it to America. To be connected to America's causes — liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all people — brings happiness more sublime than life's fleeting pleasures. Our identities and sense of worth are not circumscribed but enlarged by serving good causes bigger than ourselves.

 

'Fellow Americans' — that association has meant more to me than any other. I lived and died a proud American. We are citizens of the world's greatest republic, a nation of ideals, not blood and soil. We are blessed and are a blessing to humanity when we uphold and advance those ideals at home and in the world. We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the process.

 

We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls, rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals, rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been.

 

We are three-hundred-and-twenty-five million opinionated, vociferous individuals. We argue and compete and sometimes even vilify each other in our raucous public debates. But we have always had so much more in common with each other than in disagreement. If only we remember that and give each other the benefit of the presumption that we all love our country we will get through these challenging times. We will come through them stronger than before. We always do.

 

Ten years ago, I had the privilege to concede defeat in the election for president. I want to end my farewell to you with the heartfelt faith in Americans that I felt so powerfully that evening. I feel it powerfully still.

 

Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We make history.

 

Farewell, fellow Americans. God bless you, and God bless America.

 





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  #2080385 28-Aug-2018 19:02
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  #2080548 29-Aug-2018 08:26
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Almost 600 days in, and still no sign the President has a functioning brain:

 

 

This is the truth to 60 million morons.


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  #2080552 29-Aug-2018 08:35
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Fred99:

 

...  This is the truth to 60 million morons.

 

 

+1

 

Trump says Google, Twitter, and Facebook are on ‘troubled territory’ and ‘better be careful’

 


 

President Donald Trump has made more veiled threats toward Google and other web platforms, after tweeting this morning that Google had “rigged” its search results to suppress positive news about him.

 

Trump told reporters during an Oval Office press meeting that Google, Facebook, and Twitter were “treading on very, very troubled territory,” and that they had “better be careful, because you can’t do that to people.”

 

 

Here is the rest of this tweet ...

 

 

This egomaniac is seriously disturbed, and is becoming increasingly deluded and dangerous.





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  #2080584 29-Aug-2018 08:38
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The negotiations with NK are going well. Pompeo has cancelled meetings indefinitely as not enough progress made, aka US isn't getting its own way. Some military exercises are in place, so NK says its planning an invasion. I thought the US might just suspend activity in the region for a while. Another success story for his memoirs. Maybe how to make a good deal doesn't work if you can't force the other party into the deal, works for his business but not in the real world


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  #2080592 29-Aug-2018 08:43
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May I ask, what happens if the mid terms are a resounding success for the Democrats? That's means they control both houses? If so, does that mean GOP cannot pass any bills? Could they then state if GOP finds a suitable POTUS they will cooperate, but until then, they will stop everything to stop the US being damaged further?  I don't understand a lot about the US Govt makeup, so just asking


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  #2080601 29-Aug-2018 08:59
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As I understand it, since only half the Senate seats are up for grabs then even in the extremely unlikely event they were to win all of them they still would not have control of the Senate (because many of those seats are already held by a Democrat) so at least a handful of Republicans would need to put themselves in mortal career danger to end Trump.





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