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  # 2114792 27-Oct-2018 09:39
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I haven't posted in this thread for ages, because nothing we say can improve our lot while Trump is still in power.

 

But after reading the above I couldn't resist. If he ever pulled his head out of his arse, he might pause to think about which country iPhones come from! Hint: it ain't the US of A.


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  # 2114902 27-Oct-2018 13:06
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DarthKermit:

 

...  If he ever pulled his head out of his arse, he might pause to think about which country iPhones come from! Hint: it ain't the US of A.

 

 

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  # 2114912 27-Oct-2018 13:23
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The Washington Post - Trump shows little interest in uniting the nation during crises

 

 

Standing in the White House’s ornate East Wing, the president expressed annoyance that at least 13 bombs sent to Democrats and a news organization that Trump had long demonized had taken the spotlight from his Medicare drug prices announcement the day before.
He told the black audience he was addressing that the Democratic Party has betrayed them.
He laughed along as some in the crowd chanted “Fake News!”
And he echoed a chant of “Lock him up!” about liberal philanthropist George Soros, one of this week’s bomb targets.

 

Ten days before the Nov. 6 elections and facing a host of controversies and crises, Trump has not merely struggled to unify the country - he has shown little interest in trying.

 

 





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  # 2114915 27-Oct-2018 13:36
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I was just watching Anderson Cooper on CNN interviewing the bomber's family lawyer. The guy was living in a van. He has the maturity of a 14 year-old and probably the intellectual development of someone half that age. He seems to worship Trump. He has a long history of criminal convictions for relatively minor stuff. He is probably easily influenced. The lawyer thinks others may have steered him. Apparently he was great as a pizza delivery guy. This is the quality of people drawn to Trump. Please dear god let the democrats sweep the mid-terms.

 

 





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  # 2114931 27-Oct-2018 14:14
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Rikkitic:

 

Please dear god let the democrats sweep the mid-terms.

 

 

No point in appealing to him - he's a registered Republican according to you-know-who.


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  # 2114934 27-Oct-2018 14:40
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Great rapture: the mythical end time event when all Christian believers – living and dead – will rise into Heaven and join Christ.

Notice the mushroom clouds in background



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  # 2115006 27-Oct-2018 15:41
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Fred99: It looks like the MAGA bomber was a middle aged male, great patriot, drives a white van plastered with pro Trump stickers and you know, the "freedom of speech" ones where you're allowed to display images of "lock her up" Hillary etc shown in the crosshairs of gunsights.

That's what the MSM says. I'm going to wait to hear from Alex Jones before I make up my mind on this one.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2115091 27-Oct-2018 18:29
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https://www.vox.com/2018/10/25/18018606/false-flags-clinton-soros-alex-jones-infowars-cnn

'False flags,' explained
How the concept of 'false flags' traveled from the conspiratorial fringe to cable news.
By Jane Coaston

After explosive devices were sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump, including Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and former CIA Director John Brennan (via CNN’s New York headquarters), many on the far right and even some people with close ties to the White House had a theory of the case: The bombing attempts on prominent liberals were ginned up by the left to help them win the midterms.

On Friday, even President Trump appeared to hint at this argument, saying that in the midst of Republicans 'doing so well' in early voting, 'now this 'Bomb' stuff happens and the momentum greatly slows' — with 'bomb' in quotes.


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Republicans are doing so well in early voting, and at the polls, and now this 'Bomb' stuff happens and the momentum greatly slows - news not talking politics. Very unfortunate, what is going on. Republicans, go out and vote!
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Alex Jones’s conspiracy theory site Infowars, made its claim even clearer: The bombing attempts are a 'false flag' — an attack committed under false pretenses used to drive public perception in a certain direction. Under this scenario, some on the right argue, the goal of the left is to 'frame' conservatives for the mailings and drive Democrats to the polls in November.

On Friday, authorities announced that a man in Florida had been arrested in connection with the attempted bombings, but we know very little about the bomber or bombers and their motives at this point.

Maybe it’ll turn out that the motivations were a form of political jiujitsu, or a false flag. Or maybe the motives will turn out to be something completely off the wall, not tethered to political polarization at all. We just don’t know.

But some on the right dove into the 'false flag' narrative immediately anyway, without any basis for their claim. And this is not the first time the 'false flag' narrative has emerged in response to a tragedy or a scare — from mass shootings at elementary schools to the attacks of 9/11. Some people have reacted to events that don’t make sense by trying to argue it didn’t happen the way we’re being told, or maybe didn’t even happen at all."

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  # 2115229 27-Oct-2018 22:22
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Sorry Alex, CNN interviews Sayoc's former manager.



Wikipedia summary: Sayoc's former boss at a pizzeria where he made deliveries said on CNN that he called himself a white supremacist who wanted to "purify society" and that "he was anti-gay, anti-black, anti-Jewish, you name it". She also said he told her she would "burn in Hell" for being a lesbian and that she only allowed him to work at night because of the stickers on his van. She then said he quit the pizzeria job when he became a long haul trucker.

Other than that he was a model employee.

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  # 2115273 28-Oct-2018 06:39
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How's Trump going to blame the victims of the synagogue shooting?

 

He's already started:

 

 

 

When asked about whether the nation's gun laws should be changed, Trump said the synagogue should have had armed security there.

 

"You want protection, and they didn’t have any protection, they had a maniac walk in," Trump said. "The results could have been much better."

 

 

 


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  # 2115291 28-Oct-2018 08:20
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The killer Bowers's media posts indicate he believed Trump was only pretending to be racist.

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  # 2115321 28-Oct-2018 09:51
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Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Monologue: Peak Florida

Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including the arrest of a suspected "MAGA Bomber" and Republican hysteria over migrant refugees.

Very funny. May be one of Bill Maher's top 10 monologues. Rough language. Not safe for work




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  # 2115428 28-Oct-2018 15:15
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Two completely unrelated things I learned today. First, emojis are nothing new. Apparently they were invented in 1879. To speed things up, telegraph operators developed numeric representations for different standard phrases. One I happen to know from my ham radio days is 88. I didn't know how it came about, though.

 

According to the Washington Post, 88 also has special significance to neo-nazis. To them it stands for 'heil hitler'. Apparently that's what it meant to the hateful type who shot up the synagogue.

 

I find that incredibly sad. To me it always meant 'love and kisses'. The standards of discourse sure have gone down a lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 2115583 28-Oct-2018 20:05
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I accidently came across the phrase "bread and circuses."

It fits the US perfectly: Trump is the circus, and the bread is the American dream that with hard work anyone can become rich.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bread_and_circuses

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