Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 811 | 812 | 813 | 814 | 815 | 816 | 817 | 818 | 819 | 820 | 821 | 822 | 823 | 824 | 825 | 826 | 827 | 828 | 829 | 830 | 831 | ... | 994
5509 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2185381 22-Feb-2019 13:37
Send private message quote this post

 

Rikkitic:  ... Um, don't evangelicals believe in things like not coveting, not stealing, and not lying?

 

 





Sideface


Lock him up!
10937 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2185384 22-Feb-2019 13:44
Send private message quote this post




I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


 
 
 
 


2063 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2185385 22-Feb-2019 13:51
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

Schiff speaks.

 

 

Behind firewall. Can you summarise what he said?


5509 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2185386 22-Feb-2019 13:56
Send private message quote this post

The Washington Post - Adam Schiff: An open letter to my Republican colleagues

 

Quoted in full as this is behind a paywall:

 

By Adam B. Schiff

 

February 21 at 6:06 PM

 

Adam B. Schiff, a Democrat, represents California’s 28th Congressional District in the House and is chairman of the Intelligence Committee.

 


This is a moment of great peril for our democracy. Our country is deeply divided. Our national discourse has become coarse, indeed, poisonous. Disunity and dysfunction have paralyzed Congress.

 

And while our attention is focused inward, the world spins on, new authoritarian regimes are born, old rivals spread their pernicious ideologies, and the space for freedom-loving peoples begins to contract violently. At last week’s Munich Security Conference, the prevailing sentiment among our closest allies is that the United States can no longer be counted on to champion liberal democracy or defend the world order we built.

 

For the past two years, we have examined Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and its attempts to influence the 2018 midterms. Moscow’s effort to undermine our democracy was spectacularly successful in inflaming racial, ethnic and other divides in our society and turning American against American.

 

But the attack on our democracy had its limits. Russian President Vladimir Putin could not lead us to distrust our own intelligence agencies or the FBI. He could not cause us to view our own free press as an enemy of the people. He could not undermine the independence of the Justice Department or denigrate judges. Only we could do that to ourselves. Although many forces have contributed to the decline in public confidence in our institutions, one force stands out as an accelerant, like gas on a fire. And try as some of us might to avoid invoking the arsonist’s name, we must say it.

 

I speak, of course, of our president, Donald Trump.

 

How to prove obstruction of justice: Did the suspect have corrupt intent, and would the actions, if successful, be likely to obstruct the proceeding? (Joshua Carroll/The Washington Post)

 

The president has just declared a national emergency to subvert the will of Congress and appropriate billions of dollars for a border wall that Congress has explicitly refused to fund. Whether you support the border wall or oppose it, you should be deeply troubled by the president’s intent to obtain it through a plainly unconstitutional abuse of power.

 

To my Republican colleagues:

 

When the president attacked the independence of the Justice Department by intervening in a case in which he is implicated, you did not speak out. When he attacked the press as the enemy of the people, you again were silent. When he targeted the judiciary, labeling judges and decisions he didn’t like as illegitimate, we heard not a word. And now he comes for Congress, the first branch of government, seeking to strip it of its greatest power, that of the purse.

 

Many of you have acknowledged your deep misgivings about the president in quiet conversations over the past two years. You have bemoaned his lack of decency, character and integrity. You have deplored his fundamental inability to tell the truth. But for reasons that are all too easy to comprehend, you have chosen to keep your misgivings and your rising alarm private.

 

That must end. The time for silent disagreement is over. You must speak out.

 

This will require courage. The president is popular among your base, which revels in his vindictive and personal attacks on members of his own party, even giants such as the late senator John McCain. Speaking up risks a primary challenge or accusations of disloyalty. But such acts of independence are the most profound demonstrations of loyalty to country.

 

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III may soon conclude his investigation and report. Depending on what is in that report and what we find in our own investigations, our nation may face an even greater challenge. While I am alarmed at what we have already seen and found of the president’s conduct and that of his campaign, I continue to reserve judgment about what consequences should flow from our eventual findings. I ask you to do the same.

 

If we cannot rise to the defense of our democracy now, in the face of a plainly unconstitutional aggrandizement of presidential power, what hope can we have that we will do so with the far greater decisions that could be yet to come?

 

Although these times pose unprecedented challenges, we have been through worse. The divisions during the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement were just as grave and far more deadly. The Depression and World War II were far more consequential. And nothing can compare to the searing experience of the Civil War.

 

If Abraham Lincoln, the father of the Republican Party, could be hopeful that our bonds of affection would be strained but not broken by a war that pitted brother against brother, surely America can come together once more. But as long as we must endure the present trial, history compels us to speak, and act, our conscience, Republicans and Democrats alike.

 

END

 

 

 





Sideface


2063 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2185391 22-Feb-2019 14:08
Send private message quote this post

Wow, what a grand speech. Thanks, Sideface, for allowing us to read it.

 

Interestingly, as I read it, I thought, gee, that is exactly what we here have been saying here.

 

Now, we will see what the GOP is made of. Unfortunately, I don't have much confidence in their morality or guts.

 

If I wasn't an atheist, I would say God help America (and the rest of the western world).


3352 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2185436 22-Feb-2019 14:46
Send private message quote this post

saw Trump when he was asked today about the upcoming Mueller release.

He did his best "oh, there's a report about me, first time I've heard about it" look and reaction.

Since Trump has been sued over 4000 times, according to USA today, he's had plenty of time to practice the "what me worry?" reaction.

Well he'll always have Ivanka


Lock him up!
10937 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2185519 22-Feb-2019 17:34
Send private message quote this post

Trump tells the truth

 

The Morowits Report: As Robert Mueller begins to wrap up his investigation, lawyers who have seen a preliminary draft of his report say it contains a shocking revelation. Speaking under condition of anonymity because they know perfectly well they should keep their blabbing mouths shut, they say that Donald Trump once told the truth as a little boy!

 

Although Trump is not noted for historical accuracy or even any historical knowledge, he insisted during a rambling interview that he did not chop down that cherry tree. “They didn’t call me honest Abe for nothing,” he exclaimed. Actually, they didn’t call him honest Abe at all, but no-one from the White House dared point that out.

 

In a village of liars and truth-tellers, asking what someone is will always produce the same reply. The truth-teller will admit to being one, while the liar will lie by claming to be a truth-teller. Hence the answer to the question, “which are you?”, will always be the same.

 

This is Trump’s dilemma. As a born liar, he must always claim to tell the truth. Yet if he actually does tell the truth, it must be a lie. When this was pointed out to him, he sputtered several times, feebly tried to tweet, rang Hannity for advice, and then went to bed complaining he was dizzy. “I have never told the tooth about anything”, he whimpered, gazing longingly at a portrait of a smiling Vladimir Putin.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


 
 
 
 


5509 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2185523 22-Feb-2019 17:43
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

Trump tells the truth ...

 







Sideface


3352 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2185587 22-Feb-2019 20:44
Send private message quote this post

Trump's associates are arrogant idiots on parade.

Republican stooge and cartoon villain Roger Stone has antagonized the judge twice presiding over his case. A contempt charge is serious in the US, and Judges do like to make examples of offenders

Judge fires back at Roger Stone after controversial post



Here's a video of how contempt charges get serious really quickly. Jail time for contempt is different than other sentences, no one except the judge has any latitude in releasing the prisoner early.



gzt

10978 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2185639 22-Feb-2019 22:28
Send private message quote this post

It's all good publicity while he acts out and gets the obvious like this the donations to his legal defense fund come rolling in.

5509 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2185721 23-Feb-2019 08:45
Send private message quote this post

The Washington Post - Pelosi just challenged Trump’s corruption and lies.

 

February 22 at 10:20 AM

 


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and her fellow House Democrats just introduced a resolution to terminate President Trump’s national emergency.

 

In coming days, the resolution will likely pass the House, setting in motion a process that will force a Senate vote.

 

Either Senate Republicans will side with Trump, or they’ll pass the measure, after which Trump will veto it. ...

 


The move probably won’t succeed in terminating the emergency.

 

But it points to something we need to see a lot more of: discussion of concrete proposals and actions designed to fortify our institutions and democracy against Trump’s ongoing degradations of them, and to restore confidence in them once Trump is gone. ...

 





Sideface


5509 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2185723 23-Feb-2019 08:53
Send private message quote this post

The New York Times - Manafort Is Expected to Face Charges in New York, Even if Trump Pardons Him

 

Feb. 22, 2019


The Manhattan district attorney’s office is preparing state criminal charges against Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, in an effort to ensure he will still face prison time even if the president pardons him for his federal crimes ...

 

Mr. Manafort is scheduled to be sentenced next month for convictions in two federal cases brought by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

 

He faces up to 25 years in prison for tax and bank fraud and additional time for conspiracy counts in a related case.

 

It could effectively be a life sentence for Mr. Manafort, who turns 70 in April.

 

The president has broad power to issue pardons for federal crimes, but no such authority in state cases. ...

 





Sideface


1093 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2185731 23-Feb-2019 09:38
Send private message quote this post

Great work, Sideface! 😍





Any fool can make money, but it takes a special person to earn the respect of respectable people.


5509 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2185890 23-Feb-2019 15:21
Send private message quote this post

A fictional future Wikipedia entry for Donald Trump ...

 

 

Back to the future.





Sideface


2063 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2185891 23-Feb-2019 15:23
Send private message quote this post

Sums it up nicely, Sideface!!


1 | ... | 811 | 812 | 813 | 814 | 815 | 816 | 817 | 818 | 819 | 820 | 821 | 822 | 823 | 824 | 825 | 826 | 827 | 828 | 829 | 830 | 831 | ... | 994
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.