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Old April 3rd, 2018, 12:15 AM   #1
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Let’s just park this discussion in this “oh, so perfect spot”



Coal Barons Who Donated $1 Million to Trump’s Increasingly Suspicious Inauguration Fund May Get Huge Favor


Bloomberg published an eyebrow-raising report Thursday night about a draft proposal being prepared by the Trump administration that would subsidize the coal industry in part by invoking a Cold War–era law intended for use in national security emergencies:

Trump administration officials are making plans to order grid operators to buy electricity from struggling coal and nuclear plants in an effort to extend their life, a move that could represent an unprecedented intervention into U.S. energy markets.

The Energy Department would exercise emergency authority under a pair of federal laws to direct the operators to purchase electricity or electric generation capacity from at-risk facilities, according to a memo obtained by Bloomberg News.

This would be a controversial move on a number of levels—for one, it is literal socialism, the thing that the right wing spent 2009–16 accusing Barack Obama of imposing on America—but let’s look in particular at the Bloomberg report’s aside about one of the industry groups that is involved:


The issue is a priority for some of the president’s top supporters, including coal moguls Robert E. Murray and Joseph Craft of Alliance Resource Partners, who donated a million dollars to the president’s inauguration. The move would be one of the most direct efforts by Trump to make good on campaign promises to revive the nation’s shrinking coal industry.

“This action is essential in order to protect the resiliency and reliability of our nation’s electric power grids,” Murray said Friday in an email.

This inaugural fund, which until a few months ago was probably not even among the top 20 most alarmingly corrupt aspects of the Trump administration, keeps coming up recently.

• The CEO of Columbus Nova, the Russian-controlled investment firm that paid $500,000 to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for vaguely defined “consultant” services, turns out to have also donated $250,000 to the inaugural fund.

• A $1 million inaugural donation made by an opaque shell company called the “BH Group” was traced to a group of wealthy conservative activists who have essentially been put in charge of deciding who the Trump administration will nominate for judicial openings.



• ABC reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into inaugural donors who have “business or personal connections” to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, three countries who have made other efforts to funnel money in Trump’s direction and who have benefited from administration decisions.

Lastly there’s this, which is not new (it’s from an April 2017 Forbes report), but is certainly suspect:

Kelcy Warren, who cofounded pipeline giant Energy Transfer Equity, donated $250,000. Warren had plenty of reason to celebrate the election: His company had been locked in a dispute with Sioux Native Americans over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. … The president issued an executive order calling for expedited approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline just four days after taking office.

The Trump inaugural committee raised $107 million in all, which was twice as much as was raised for any previous president. Here’s what the guy who ran George W. Bush’s second inaugural told ProPublica about the Trump committee:


Asked about how Trump’s team managed to spend so much more, Jenkins said, “It’s inexplicable to me. I literally don’t know.”

“They had a third of the staff and a quarter of the events and they raise at least twice as much as we did,” Jenkins said. “So there’s the obvious question: Where did it go? I don’t know.”

The question has been answered only in part by the Trump committee’s tax filing, which documented such enormous payments as $26 million to an event-planning firm run by one of Melania Trump’s friends. Whether any of that cash ended up making its way back to the Trump family in explicit exchange for policy favors—which would make it legal bribery rather than mere typical political sleaze—is no doubt something Mueller is looking at. In fact, the deputy chairman of the inaugural committee—Rick Gates—has already pleaded guilty to charges, brought by Mueller, of conspiring to commit financial fraud and lying to investigators. The existing charges against Gates were unrelated to the inauguration, but he could be providing information about it as part of his plea agreement. To be continued.
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and both sides seem to have diplomatic immunity .
Could be that they have all been sleeping in the same bed and are pretending to be enemys for the sake of brainwashing people that they had a choice.
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Old June 2nd, 2018, 06:35 PM   #6
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Old June 3rd, 2018, 12:28 PM   #8
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Old June 3rd, 2018, 05:45 PM   #9
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Just throw up the BS and let it pile up.
Actually the facts about corruption in politics is easily verified.
Since 1969....121 Republicans have been indicted
89 Convicted...

3 Democrats have been indicted, 1 Convicted, honestly, a third or fourth grader knows these facts.

What’s next a link to Facebook or another picture that’s linked to skatelog making it inaccessible?

Or more just plain HATE?
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Actually the facts about corruption in politics is easily verified.
Since 1969....121 Republicans have been indicted
89 Convicted...

3 Democrats have been indicted, 1 Convicted, honestly, a third or fourth grader knows these facts.

What’s next a link to Facebook or another picture that’s linked to skatelog making it inaccessible?

Or more just plain HATE?
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Old July 22nd, 2018, 06:57 PM   #11
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That rigged election.... poor old Burney got burned by his own dims....
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 03:17 AM   #12
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Took a small vacation from Ohio to Yellowstone park. Every chance I get I read a local paper just for grins and giggles. Finally realized that every paper I read has a story of corruption or dishonesty by elected officials on the front page. Don't know the political parties of any of the involved. SAD.
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 01:17 PM   #13
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Let’s just open the eyes.

When comparing criminal indictments of those serving in the executive
branch of presidential administrations, it’s so lopsided as to be
ridiculous. Yet all We ever hear about is how supposedly “corrupt” the
Democrats are. So why don’t we break it down by president and the
numbers?

Obama (D) – 8 yrs in office. Zero criminal indictments, zero
convictions and zero prison sentences. So the next time somebody
describes the Obama administration as “scandal free” they aren’t
speaking wishfully, they’re simply telling the truth.

Bush, George W. (R) – 8 yrs in office. 16 criminal indictments. 16
convictions. 9 prison sentences.

Clinton (D) – 8 yrs in office. 2 criminal indictments. One conviction.
One prison sentence. That’s right nearly 8 yrs of investigations. Tens
of millions spent and 30 yrs of claiming them the most corrupt ever
and there was exactly one person convicted of a crime.


Bush, George H. W. (R) – 4 yrs in office. One indictment. One
conviction. One prison sentence.

Reagan (R) – 8 yrs in office. 26 criminal indictments. 16 convictions.
8 prison sentences.

Carter (D) – 4 yrs in office. One indictment. Zero convictions and
zero prison sentences.

Ford (R) – 4 yrs in office. One indictment and one conviction. One
prison sentence.

Nixon (R) – 6 yrs in office. 76 criminal indictments. 55 convictions.
15 prison sentences.

Johnson (D) – 5 yrs in office. Zero indictments. Zero convictions.
Zero prison sentences.

So, let’s see where that leaves us. In the last 53 years, Democrats
have been in the Oval Office for 25 of those years, while Republicans
held it for 28. In their 25 yrs in office Democrats had a total of
three executive branch officials indicted with one conviction and one
prison sentence. That’s one whole executive branch official convicted
of a crime in two and a half decades of Democrat leadership.

In the 28 yrs that Republicans have held office over the last 53 yrs
they have had a total of (a drum roll would be more than appropriate),
120 criminal indictments of executive branch officials. 89 criminal
convictions and 34 prison sentences handed down. That’s more prison
sentences than years in office since 1968 for Republicans. If you want
to count articles of impeachment as indictments (they aren’t really
but we can count them as an action), both sides get one more. However,
Clinton wasn’t found guilty while Nixon resigned and was pardoned by
Ford (and a pardon carries with it a legal admission of guilt on the
part of the pardoned). So those only serve to make Republicans look
even worse.

With everything going on with Trump and his people right now, it’s a
safe bet Republicans are gonna be padding their numbers a bit real
soon.

So let’s just go over the numbers one more time, shall we? 120
indictments for Republicans. 89 convictions, and 34 prison sentences.
Those aren’t “feelings” or “alternate facts.” Those are simply the
stats by the numbers. Republicans are, and have been for my entire
lifetime, the most criminally corrupt party to hold the office of the
presidency.
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I don’t know If I should laugh or cry~



The first responsibility of the president of the United States is to protect the country from foreign aggression. But Donald Trump can’t fulfill that responsibility, because he believes that any acknowledgment of foreign interference in the 2016 election would threaten his legitimacy. That diagnosis of the president’s mental incapacity may sound harsh, but it isn’t coming from the president’s critics. It’s coming from his own party.

On Sunday, congressional Republicans fanned out on TV to deliver a common message. Ordinarily, such messages aim at a broad audience. This time, they targeted a single viewer: Trump. Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Marco Rubio, and Rep. Trey Gowdy spoke directly to the president, often looking into the camera and occasionally pleading with him by name. They staged a collective intervention, begging him to understand that Russian interference could be true even if collusion by Trump’s campaign wasn’t.





Here’s a quote from Lindsey Graham, 7/21/18
(Lindsey Olin Graham is an American politician and retired U.S. Air Force colonel serving as the senior United States Senator from South Carolina, a seat he has held since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. Wikipedia)


I think the president gets this confused. If you suggest that Russians meddled in 2016, he goes to the idea that, “Well, I didn’t collude with them.” You didn’t collude with the Russians, or at least I haven’t seen any evidence. But, Mr. President, they meddled in the elections. They stole [John] Podesta’s emails. They hacked into the DNC. It could be us next. It could some other power, not just Russia. Harden our electoral infrastructure for 2018. Mr. President, Dan Coats is right. The red lights are blinking.

Here’s a quote from Trey Gowdy, 7/21/18
Harold Watson "Trey" Gowdy III is an American attorney, politician and former federal prosecutor serving as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district since 2011. A Republican, he is a member of the Tea Party movement.


There is no way you can listen to the evidence and not conclude, not that the Democrats were the victims, but the United States of America were the victims. We were the victims of what Russia did in 2016, and it ought to be a source of unity and rallying around the fact that we are never going to allow this to happen again, and we’re going to punish those who try to do it.

Here’s a quote from Mark Rubio, 7/21/18
Marco Antonio Rubio is an American politician, attorney, and the junior United States Senator for the State of Florida. A member of the Republican Party, Rubio previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.



This is not Trump-related. Even before the campaign, [Page] went around the world bragging about his connections in Russia. So they [the FBI] knew who he was before the campaign. Then you see the guy kind of gravitating around a leading campaign, and then other things came up on their screen. And they say, “We’ve got to look at this guy.” And that’s what the FISA application sort of lays out. By the Trump campaign’s own admission, Carter Page was not a big player in their campaign. I don’t believe that them looking into Carter Page means they were spying on the campaign.


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You really need to find new sources for news...

Your link claims; "Former Hillary Clinton Employee Arrested On Treason Charges"

The truth is far from that;

"CLAIM
Candace Claiborne, who worked for Barack Obama, has been arrested and charged with treason.

RATING
Mixture

WHAT'S TRUE
U.S. State Department employee Candace Claiborne has been indicted on charges she improperly exchanged information for gifts and compensation from Chinese agents.

WHAT'S FALSE
Claiborne has not been charged with treason, nor did she work directly for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton."


In any case that was in April 2017 and your breathless BS is datelined "Posted on July 23, 2018". To old to be considered "news". I can find no updates so maybe it was dismissed. To add the the hilarity that is Top Alert News there is this... "The grand jury found Claiborne’s Washington, D.C. home and her savings account are subject to forfeiture, if she’s convicted." WTF? What does a grand jury have to do with the rest of the sentence? Did the grand jury put on Sherlock Holmes hats and go on a field trip? Obviously the editors at "Top Alert News" know little of criminal procedure but know plenty on how to get rubes to click on BS!

At most she received tens of thousands of dollars while Mr Manafort, who goes on trial NEXT WEEK, shook down rubes for TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in a scheme to put an unqualified person as Secretary of the US Army. Do you understand orders of magnitude?

Government and politicians tend to lie and suffer corruption problems. That has always been the case. But the level we are seeing now is unprecedented in the US. But since it's a fat ass white guy lining his pockets while he pokes "liberals" in the eye you will support him with foolishness like the above link.

Oh yeah... What about the $12B announced today to help "farmers" with the tariff problems? What do you want to bet that most of that goes to large agribusiness interests. I doubt many small farmers will see much of that! Looks like the big pigs will be lining up at the trough! Corruption? YOU BET! Your tax dollars going to the top 1%? YOU BET! Nothing petty about corruption and the Cheato!

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Took a small vacation from Ohio to Yellowstone park. Every chance I get I read a local paper just for grins and giggles. Finally realized that every paper I read has a story of corruption or dishonesty by elected officials on the front page. Don't know the political parties of any of the involved. SAD.
The newspaper owners should be careful.... might wake up in the morning with multiple bullets in the back of their heads from suicide..
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The newspaper owners should be careful.... might wake up in the morning with multiple bullets in the back of their heads from suicide..
You are dangerously close to inciting or promoting violence with that statement.



A free press is what keeps us free. Certainly more important in the minds of our founders than guns. It is a NUMBERED list and the items in ONE are more clearly defined than TWO. ONE also makes reference to peace, your statement is a direct contradiction of that.

Of course you are taking your marching orders from the moron in chief who spends an inordinate amount of time muddying the waters as the noose tightens. Recently the Cheeto broke protocol and put an off the record meeting between him and the New York Times on the record by Tweeting about it. His relationship with the NYT is that of a bully and an organization he wants to praise him. He calls names and makes false statements about the object of his desire. The NYT certainly isn't failing, he has increased their revenues substantially.

If you want to read an actual account of of the meeting instead of an un-hinged tweet - New York Times Publisher and Trump Clash Over President’s Threats Against Journalism

“I told him that although the phrase ‘fake news’ is untrue and harmful, I am far more concerned about his labeling journalists ‘the enemy of the people,’” Mr. Sulzberger continued. “I warned that this inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence.”

Increasingly Trump is a cornered animal and will act like one. Creating diversions and lashing out in hopes of an escape route that looks less and less likely every day. He does not care what happens to anyone else during this threat to him. Ally yourself with him at your peril. You, and your hopes, are disposable in his eyes.

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[QUOTE=wired;733247]You are dangerously close to inciting or promoting violence with that statement.

nar he was implying they are commiting suicide, it was crystal clear to me



We should keep up with the times jefferson and maybe open our minds to all press and medis news.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/sa...ng-now-oregon/ or we can believe cnnnnnnn and cbs.even their defence is lame
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Yeah, right...

Put on your thinking cap and read again...

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