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Various 02 August Primaries 2022, Open

by coldwarrior ( 201 Comments › )
Filed under Elections 2022, Open thread at August 2nd, 2022 - 11:57 pm

14 year old Hudson Rowan won the I Voted Sticker Contest in Ulster County, New York, with 93% of the vote.

Some interesting races.

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  1. darkwords
    1 | August 3, 2022 2:27 am

    Kari Lake lost. I was disappointed in that.

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  2. darkwords
    3 | August 3, 2022 2:49 am

    Pelosi is poking China from Taiwan. That seems to be her purpose then there.
    In my mind that is a green light for China. Biden is weak. The US can’t carry logistics against two wars? Biden won’t have 50 percent support. It would collapse the Dems in Nov.

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  3. 4 | August 3, 2022 4:16 am

    darkwords wrote:

    Kari Lake lost. I was disappointed in that.

    Not yet.
    https://twitter.com/catturd2/status/1554738735018909697

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  4. 5 | August 3, 2022 7:46 am

    Measure 2, which would have overturned the recognition of abortion as a right in Kansas, and allowed the legislature to limit or ban abortion, lost by a significant margin yesterday.

    BALLOT MEASURE
    2022 KAN. NO RIGHT TO ABORTION BALLOT ISSUE
    Updated Aug 3, 2022, 3:06 AM
    AP estimates
    96.7% of votes counted
    No wins. AP race call at 9:38 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2022.
    No
    NO
    534,134 votes 58.8%
    Yes
    YES
    374,611 votes 41.2%

    Do you think this will impact the November vote? Will Democrats have higher turnout and stop the red wave?

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  5. 6 | August 3, 2022 7:48 am

    My annual cancer ride starts 9/1.

    If you’re able to sponsor me, I’d appreciate it as always.

    Thanks

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/BruceRoepke

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  6. 8 | August 3, 2022 2:29 pm

    Damn, I killed the thread.

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  7. darkwords
    9 | August 3, 2022 4:34 pm

    right_wing2 wrote:

    Do you think this will impact the November vote? Will Democrats have higher turnout and stop the red wave?

    What I am hearing in my social media are some of the liberal white women that are offended by the anti kid progressives venturing into GoP voting. But still voting their liberal issues on referendums. They don’t want progressives or Trump in power.

    And this Kansas thing seems like the old GoP shoots themselves in the foot thing. By misreading the crowd. The people that wrote that effort live in an echo chamber.

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  8. darkwords
    10 | August 3, 2022 4:37 pm

    Latest phone scam I am getting is someone texting me and asking me if I am Jose or Ikeda. I reply no and they reply back wanting to get to know me. I talked to a few then got on with business. I refer them to google and block.

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  9. darkwords
    11 | August 3, 2022 4:49 pm

    Agriculture committee proposes regulation of crypto currency. VIA the CFTC which is the first time I have heard of them.

    https://cryptoslate.com/us-senate-introduces-bill-to-put-cftc-in-charge-of-regulating-bitcoin-ethereum/

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  10. darkwords
    12 | August 3, 2022 4:51 pm

    Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorksi, 58, and her two young aides are killed in head-on Indiana car crash

    Head on car crash. Other driver drove into the wrong lane.

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  11. darkwords
    13 | August 3, 2022 4:55 pm

    Democrats should be ashamed of themselves’: Pro-impeachment Republican Adam Kinzinger says Biden’s party owns channeling huge funds to MAGA candidates and election deniers to beat anti-Trump GOP members from daily mail

    You know I am i favor of closed primaries but if the dems wants to fund kinzinger out of business I am ok with that.

    Mike Glove was saying that the current set of vets in political office all seem to have their hands dirty. I think he is referencing Crenshaw in particular. Kinzinger for sure.

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  12. darkwords
    14 | August 3, 2022 4:56 pm

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11075577/Illinois-parade-attack-suspect-expected-court.html

    They are giving this guy too much respect. His head should be shaved and his uniform brown. Minimize his existence.

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  13. darkwords
  14. lobo91
    16 | August 3, 2022 5:04 pm

    @ darkwords:

    Kinzinger’s gone soon, anyway. He’s not running for reelection

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  15. darkwords
    17 | August 3, 2022 5:28 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Trump on the primaries.

    ‘Not a good time for impeachers – 7 down, 3 to go!’

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  16. darkwords
    18 | August 3, 2022 6:00 pm

    GOVERNOR
    2022 ARIZ. GOP PRIMARY
    Updated Aug 3, 2022, 1:56 PM
    AP estimates
    79.6% of votes counted
    Kari Lake R 294,260 votes 46.2%
    Karrin Taylor Robson R 282,936 votes 44.5%
    Matt Salmon R 25,105 votes 3.9%
    Scott Neely R 20,532 votes 3.2%
    Paola Tulliani-Zen R 13,762 votes 2.2%

    On the face of it it looks like Lake would win the Gov race if turnout stays the same.

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  17. darkwords
    19 | August 3, 2022 6:50 pm

    Dinner errors.

    Tried to barter with a friend. They wanted dinner. I said I would pay but maybe we could then deduct their portion of the bill from some money i owed them.

    Dinner was done. I went to deduct the money from the bill I owed them and they thought I was trying to cheat them. They still wanted the full amount due.

    I’ve encountered this before in people. Something about the timing of the bartering interferes with their desire for money. The bartering didn’t impact the strength of their desire.

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  18. Aussie Infidel
    20 | August 3, 2022 7:42 pm

    Of Chinese options and timings for Taiwan!

    You pretty much covered most of the field XXXXX and ‘stole’ my best lines

    One item that seems to have been overlooked, at least recently, is weather analysis and geo-analysis of the Taiwanese approaches. The former allows for attack timing estimates and the later the attack routes. I am sure that there are sheaves of weather analysis and weather reporting systems aplenty across the island chains in the Straits, and piles of ‘going analysis’ available, especially regarding the shallows and coastal bogs to the West coast of Taiwan. It’s not as if Taiwan has a lot of beaches and contiguous logistics expansion areas available to an invader.

    The Taiwanese Monsoons from August to mid September and from November through April, seems to pre-ordain an attack timing window of October and in the summer May-July period. This doesn’t preclude landings in the South Western approaches even in adverse conditions, as historically the US Marines ‘went against the grain’ in both Tarawa and at Inchon and pulled it off. Luck and surprise were however needed in spades in both of these cases.

    The other combat indicator that seems to have be forgotten on occasion is the perchance for traditional Chinese linkage between historical significant dates and major strategic enterprise.

    Regarding the North Eastern approaches to an attack on Taiwan that needs a totally separate set of weather and Terrain analysis that includes the Central Mountain Chain that bisects the island.

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  19. darkwords
    21 | August 3, 2022 8:19 pm

    A wall that works.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1554470303039905797

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  20. darkwords
    22 | August 3, 2022 8:27 pm

    Aelfred The Great
    @aelfred_D
    ·
    33m
    Pavlov did a great job, every time I hear his name I think of dogs salivating

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  21. darkwords
    23 | August 3, 2022 8:32 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Of Chinese options and timings for Taiwan!

    Does China want Taiwan? I would think they could buy it if they want to.

    On my visit to China mainland I easily encountered a lot of Chinese who were ultra nationalists. Like China was the center of civilization or something. That’s not all Chinese and I hear there are three political divisions in China. The old guard, shanghai, and the new kids on the block.

    Currently Chinese analysts seem pragmatic to me. And they are expanding in the areas of least resistance.

    Hubris is what would make them attack I think. There are no pressing geo political issues to make them attack. Nothing like foreign leaders visiting and trying to incite Taiwan to dig in.

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  22. darkwords
    24 | August 3, 2022 8:34 pm

    I think if Russia had rolled over Ukraine then China would have rolled over Taiwan.

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  23. darkwords
    25 | August 3, 2022 8:34 pm

    Election Wizard
    @ElectionWiz
    ·
    11h
    RACE CALLED: Kari Lake will win the GOP nomination for Arizona Governor and face Katie Hobbs in November.

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  24. Aussie Infidel
    26 | August 3, 2022 9:42 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Currently Chinese analysts seem pragmatic to me. And they are expanding in the areas of least resistance.

    Hubris is what would make them attack I think. There are no pressing geo political issues to make them attack.

    Can’t agree with you there at all. There is nothing pragmatic in the least and China has a plan and they seem to be sticking to it for better or worse. The Three Island Chains Philosophy as well as their Belt & Road Plans make me question your assertion that China is just pragmatic and reactive. They are definitely NOT!

    Chinese ethnic and Cultural centrality is always top of mind given their national ego and their obverse history of being ‘foot stools’ for other empires. China is also an ‘island’ nation if not physically then certainly culturally. The East coast offers few natural ports , the river system constrains food production and their internal logistics system is all in the wrong places and infected with institutional corruption.

    Culturally the Chinese Han peoples have serious racial hang-ups, especially when it comes to Africa and the Third World. I believe that you are wrong in your assessment that China has no geo-political issues in its kitbag. You are correct in identifying the Old Guard, Shanghai Chinese who include much of coastal cities, (who are seen by most Chinese as corrupt sell outs, and a shame to the Han peoples everywhere, and the new kids on the block. Alas these New Kids control the PLA, The PLAN and the PLAAF and they are ultra nationalists on the make.

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  25. Aussie Infidel
    27 | August 3, 2022 10:42 pm

    Hmmm…. With 20% of all B-2 now based in Queensland’s north we should sit up and take notice. When they operate them out of Tindal Airforce Base in the Northern Territory then, it’s getting a little more serious.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/20-percent-of-the-usafs-b-2-force-is-deployed-down-under

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  26. darkwords
    28 | August 3, 2022 11:28 pm

    IF you’re interested in UFO’s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTCc2-1tbBQ

    Lex Friedman is doing a lot of podcasts with scientists on the topic.

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  27. darkwords
    29 | August 3, 2022 11:36 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    I think there are Chinese who want hegemony in the course of 100 years based on influence and thought. There are also Chinese who want hegemony now based on national and racial pride.

    Just watched a Rob O’Neill podcast segment where he states that “China Strong” is the message Chinese are being given. And that they have the manpower and weapons power to assert superiority anywhere along the coast of China. He quotes a military analyst saying the Ronald Reagan will shot down any missile launched at them. And then asks what if it is 10,000 missiles. The Chinese will fight a war of attrition.

    VDH is saying we need to go tit for tat with them. If they buy an acre of farmland next to our nuclear silos then we buy an acre of farmland next to theirs. If they send 200,000 princelings and princesses to our universities they we do the same with them.

    Also pointed out that it is traditional for the Chinese to bribe a leader by making hidden payments to the leaders children.

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  28. eaglesoars
    31 | August 4, 2022 11:08 am

    Good morning. I’ve been sick for 4 days and missed a lot. But I’m finally ambulatory and catching up, this is the most fun I’ve seen yet

    Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the suspension of Florida State Attorney Andrew Warren of the 13th Judicial Circuit for picking and choosing which crimes he wanted to prosecute.

    https://timcast.com/news/breaking-desantis-announces-suspension-of-florida-state-attorney-who-refused-to-enforce-ban-on-sex-changes-for-minors-partial-birth-abortions/

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  29. eaglesoars
    32 | August 4, 2022 11:16 am

    BREAKING: Coinbase partners with BlackRock to offer crypto services to institutions

    https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1555166707756449800

    but no centralization, bro

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  30. eaglesoars
    33 | August 4, 2022 11:24 am

    Get this. They don’t use municipal water, they use water from their own wells. But the EPA is trying to make them pay for it.

    ———–

    California Globe reported Wednesday that an anonymous tipster produced a letter signed by Natalie Stork, identified as chief of groundwater management program unit 1. The letter advised the San Diego-area resident that they would have to report the volume of well water they used and pay a fee per acre foot of groundwater extracted starting in February 2023.

    The letter was on the official letterhead of California Water Boards and was sent under the authority of Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) and Secretary for Environmental Protection Jared Blumenfeld.

    “They’re sending out letters to property owners saying they must declare [if] they use just two acre feet,” the source told The California Globe. “If they use more, they must pay an annual fee of $300 for each well plus they must meter the water and send in a monthly usage report and pay a fee for water that is pumped starting in Feb 2023.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/california-targets-private-property-with-latest-water-well-fees-charges-report

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  31. eaglesoars
    34 | August 4, 2022 11:43 am

    Told ya. Look at these numbers.

    ———

    Top epidemiologist foresees legal action by insurers against COVID vax makers over death risks

    Yale University epidemiologist Harvey Risch is expecting insurers to seek financial compensation from COVID-19 vaccine makers to cover “early unexpected mortality claims,” as they “they have a major financial risk that they have to figure out how to manage.”

    Insurers’ actuaries estimated COVID vaccinees would “live longer than they have” based on misrepresentations about “all-cause mortality … from the original [clinical] trials,” Risch told the “Just the News, Not Noise” TV program. In a followup interview he pointed to statements by insurers that offer group life insurance.

    OneAmerica CEO Scott Davison told a healthcare conference in December that death rates had risen an “unheard of” 40% in the working-age people it insures compared to pre-pandemic rates, when a “one-in-200-year catastrophe” would only bring a 10% increase. Most claims aren’t filed as COVID-related deaths, he said.

    Public records show that Lincoln National, a much larger insurer, reported a 163% increase in death benefits paid out in 2021, the first year of the COVID vaccines: $1.4 billion, compared to $500 million in pre-pandemic 2019 and $548 million in 2020.

    It largely blamed a $41 million operations loss in the first quarter of 2022 on “non-pandemic-related morbidity, including unusual claims adjustments, and less favorable returns within the company’s alternative investment portfolio.”

    https://americasvoice.news/justthenews/ivy-league-epidemiologist-predicts-insurers-will-go-after-covid-19/

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  32. darkwords
    35 | August 4, 2022 12:17 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    BREAKING: Coinbase partners with BlackRock to offer crypto services to institutions

    Coinbase CEO recently interviewed by Lex Friedman. He explained Coinbase needs to be centralized for about half its products. In order to meet regulatory requirements. But that he works with de centralized apps like uniswap.

    He centralizes the onramp from fiat to crypto then decentralizes what customers can do with their crypto.

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  33. eaglesoars
    36 | August 4, 2022 12:55 pm

    @ darkwords:

    it’s fucking BLACKROCK!!

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  34. 37 | August 4, 2022 3:50 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Hadn’t heard that one.
    F’n fascists in Sacramento.

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  35. Aussie Infidel
    38 | August 4, 2022 5:40 pm

    @ darkwords:
    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ darkwords:

    it’s fucking BLACKROCK!!

    Bingo!

    Let’s see if the Blackrock ‘Einsteins’ can lose another $1.3 trillion more.

    There are going to be some VERY pissed off pension holders looking for Blackrock blood. Fink should be hiding under his bed!

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  36. Aussie Infidel
    39 | August 4, 2022 6:12 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    I think there are Chinese who want hegemony in the course of 100 years based on influence and thought. There are also Chinese who want hegemony now based on national and racial pride.

    Just watched a Rob O’Neill podcast segment where he states that “China Strong” is the message Chinese are being given. And that they have the manpower and weapons power to assert superiority anywhere along the coast of China. He quotes a military analyst saying the Ronald Reagan will shot down any missile launched at them. And then asks what if it is 10,000 missiles. The Chinese will fight a war of attrition.

    VDH is saying we need to go tit for tat with them. If they buy an acre of farmland next to our nuclear silos then we buy an acre of farmland next to theirs. If they send 200,000 princelings and princesses to our universities they we do the same with them.

    Also pointed out that it is traditional for the Chinese to bribe a leader by making hidden payments to the leaders children.

    China is traditionally a shame / hate culture much the same as the Arabists.
    China hasn’t got over the 19th Century shame and still seek revenge. The Mongols had the same problem with the Han. China is also unbelievable racist when it comes to the rest of the world. Isolationism will do that to you every time!

    I don’t know what O’Neill has been smoking, but China is dashing towards a demographic cliff. They know it. China is also an economic ‘House of Cards’. Again isolationism will do that to you!

    Asa for a tit for tat nuclear attritional war is concerned. NUCLEAR war is all over pretty fast and then comes starvation to finish off the rest of the population. China is a prime target for total nuclear destruction given it’s population and agricultural concentration.

    Finally the nonsense of … they do it to us so we do it to them idea… forgets that China is a one party centralized state… Tit for tat doesn’t work on the CCP, who care not a jot for their own people. Explain to me how a US citizen will demand access to Chinese land, university placement, business access … et al…. when dealing with a aggressive communist entity who doesn’t believe in the ‘Rules of International Conduct’?

    Again Dark …. you’re better that that!
    🙂

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  37. Aussie Infidel
    40 | August 4, 2022 6:14 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Good morning. I’ve been sick for 4 days and missed a lot. But I’m finally ambulatory and catching up, this is the most fun I’ve seen yet

    Sorry to hear that Eagles. Glad that you’re back on deck!

    🙂

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  38. lobo91
    41 | August 4, 2022 6:51 pm

    Meanwhile, it looks like the FBI has gone completely off the deep end:

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  39. lobo91
    42 | August 4, 2022 6:57 pm

    Wray does his best Sgt Schultz/Hillary impression:

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  40. darkwords
    43 | August 4, 2022 7:54 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    when dealing with a aggressive communist entity who doesn’t believe in the ‘Rules of International Conduct’?

    Prognosticating China is an inscrutable business. I have some Chinese friends who immigrated as children to the US. One of them married a US professor of Chinese heritage. They both hated the CCP. But recently both of them are nostalgic for China and are dismayed by Western bullies.

    The professor was in computer science and constantly attended all paid trips to computer symposiums in China.

    Those new chip factories we are building? No Chinese should be employed whether FOB or ABC.

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  41. darkwords
    44 | August 4, 2022 8:10 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    FBI has gone completely off the deep end:

    Time to disband it. Looks like every NRA member is a domestic terrorist.

    These righty groups needs to steal some corporate emblems. Like the Proud Boys should use the Nike logo. TPUSA should adopt the rainbow flag.

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  42. 45 | August 4, 2022 8:10 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Wray does his best Sgt Schultz/Hillary impression:

    That’s a longer (and better) video of the proceeding than the clipped one I saw elsewhere. Guess I’ll have to go to Cruz’ feed from now on.

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  43. darkwords
    46 | August 4, 2022 8:49 pm

    Maricopa county still can’t count ballots. Too much reliance on tech. Hire a couple thousand retired seniors to run the election.

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  44. darkwords
    47 | August 4, 2022 8:51 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ darkwords:

    it’s fucking BLACKROCK!!

    Oh you meant Blackrock is centralizing coinbase? Cathi Wood sold her coinbase stock just before this latest jump. Maybe she got centralized? 😉

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  45. lobo91
    48 | August 4, 2022 9:11 pm

    @ darkwords:

    They apparently singled out American Contingency as a “violent extremist” organization.

    Mike Glover doesn’t sound too happy:

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  46. 49 | August 4, 2022 10:30 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Use the Democratic jackass.

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  47. eaglesoars
    50 | August 4, 2022 10:30 pm

    This is great.

    First, DeSantis suspended AG Warner for not prosecuting laws he doesn’t like.

    https://twitter.com/RichardHanania/status/1555250279305555968

    Then he sent the cops to evict him..

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  48. darkwords
    51 | August 4, 2022 11:04 pm

    @ lobo91:
    That is kinda of wild. He put his life on the line constantly. And mentored thousands of troops. Tim Kennedy tells a cool sniper story school about him in the Jocko podcast on Kennedy.

    The SoF people do make a distinction about FBI personnel that shows them no respect.

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  49. darkwords
    52 | August 4, 2022 11:05 pm

    right_wing2 wrote:

    @ darkwords:
    Use the Democratic jackass.

    That would be the best one. Not sure why its not happening.

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  50. eaglesoars
    53 | August 5, 2022 1:07 am

    darkwords wrote:

    Maricopa county still can’t count ballots. Too much reliance on tech. Hire a couple thousand retired seniors to run the election.

    I believe Kari has been declared the winner.

    So what? She said she doesn’t trust the way the election was conducted and she’s suing everybody.

    should be fun!

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Glad that you’re back on deck!

    Thank you. I need to go to bed now. I have to catch up on 3 days of being AWOL, it’s been a long day.

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  51. Aussie Infidel
    54 | August 5, 2022 4:24 am

    darkwords wrote:

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    when dealing with a aggressive communist entity who doesn’t believe in the ‘Rules of International Conduct’?

    Prognosticating China is an inscrutable business. I have some Chinese friends who immigrated as children to the US. One of them married a US professor of Chinese heritage. They both hated the CCP. But recently both of them are nostalgic for China and are dismayed by Western bullies.

    The professor was in computer science and constantly attended all paid trips to computer symposiums in China.

    Those new chip factories we are building? No Chinese should be employed whether FOB or ABC.

    Folks keep claiming that the Chinese are inscrutable. I have never found them so. I grew up with a Chinese student who arrived at 13 and just stayed after the rules changed. He became part of our family and called my mother mum. I also had a friend that did Masters together and then went into business with him. I’ve known Lawrence for 25 years and would trust him with my life. I’ve learned more about Chinese culture in those 25 years than any university course could ever teach.

    I do NOT find the Chinese culture inscrutable in the least.

    🙂

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  52. 55 | August 5, 2022 11:06 am

    Republicans have introduced their own student loan reform

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/forget-forgiveness-republicans-propose-alternative-student-loan-relief/

    My idea would be to not charge any interest for the first 5 years, then cap interest at prime +2% on what was left after 5 years.

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  53. coldwarrior
    56 | August 5, 2022 1:14 pm

    Guh.

    3 night shifts at methtoona…home now.

    The brisket will be done around 5am tomorrow.

    My brain hurts.

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  54. rain of lead
    57 | August 5, 2022 4:41 pm

    hey y’all

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  55. coldwarrior
    59 | August 5, 2022 5:35 pm

    @ right_wing2:
    I would like to see….

    Two bricks being bashed together

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  56. darkwords
    60 | August 5, 2022 5:36 pm

    right_wing2 wrote:

    My idea would be to not charge any interest for the first 5 years, then cap interest at prime +2% on what was left after 5 years.

    Seems good. I would make it a low interest rate. And would require colleges to loan the money themselves. No feds.

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  57. darkwords
    61 | August 5, 2022 5:36 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    hey y’all

    Hey Rain what’s new?

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  58. darkwords
    62 | August 5, 2022 5:52 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    I do NOT find the Chinese culture inscrutable in the least.

    A good point. We probably use inscrutable because our 19th century minds were primitive in understanding differences.

    What are Chinese in generalizations? Gold Centric? Real Estate Centric? A Culture with thousands of years of euphemisms. Family centric? Education centric? Prone to group think and cultural rewards.

    Then add in modern communism. A society that like to pass on costs to other people. They’ll pollute and try and dispose of it in your back yard. A society that didn’t over throw corruption but embraced it. A society that has discarded morals for social credit scores.

    Also a mindset that thinks nothing of creating bio weapons using crispr. And a population that is producing 10 engineers for every 1 engineer in America.

    We are currently Athens to their Sparta.

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  59. rain of lead
    63 | August 5, 2022 5:58 pm

    ALESTORM – P.A.R.T.Y. (Official Video) | Napalm Records
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c967usVxYq0

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  60. AZfederalist
    66 | August 5, 2022 6:52 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    https://patriots.win/p/15JAJelvZj/breaking-elon-musk-accuses-twitt/c/

    Break out the popcorn. Because Musk is right; all those bots and fake accounts that inflated Twit’s standing for the purpose of increasing its alleged value are the textbook definition of fraudulent. … and Twitter didn’t go after the left-wing bots and fraudulent accounts because they were carrying out Twitter leadership’s political objectives.

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  61. darkwords
    67 | August 5, 2022 9:37 pm

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11085571/Python-hunt-800-compete-remove-Floridas-invasive-snakes.html

    The great snake hunt is on! More than 800 people compete in Florida’s Everglades to remove invasive Burmese pythons with the hopes of winning up to $2,500 in cash

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  62. 68 | August 5, 2022 11:54 pm

    @ rain of lead:
    lol
    He out-did the tortilla moon photos.
    https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/tortilla-supermoon

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  63. Possum
    69 | August 6, 2022 12:13 am

    @ darkwords:
    LOL I hope they do it next year. I will be ready.

    I am going to breed thousands of them!

    ( inspired by the person in Houston who 3D printed 62 plastic guns at a cost of $3 each and got $150 per gun in a buy back thingy here last week )

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  64. 70 | August 6, 2022 12:35 am

    @ Possum:
    Maybe you could start an alpaca farm like this guy did.

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  65. Aussie Infidel
    71 | August 6, 2022 3:27 am

    darkwords wrote:

    We are currently Athens to their Sparta.

    … and how did that turn out in the end.

    I defy you from easily finding the site where ancient Sparta stood.

    🙂

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  66. coldwarrior
    72 | August 6, 2022 12:04 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    The all Blacks are lucky to be down ONLY by 7 at the half.

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  67. lobo91
    73 | August 6, 2022 2:47 pm

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  68. Aussie Infidel
    74 | August 6, 2022 6:17 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    The all Blacks are lucky to be down ONLY by 7 at the half.

    They will be lucky with getting away without a whitewash!

    The ABs have lost their way and their coaching staff are rubbish. On top of that the AB Board and Chairmen seem to hate the best coach in NZ. Mitchell now looks as if he’ll be lost to NZ and the ABs forever, just because the AB Board think Mitchell’s ‘breakdancing’ demeans the game or something.

    Morons.

    Canterbury Rugby is Mitchell’s testament to his fantastic coaching expertise

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  69. lobo91
    75 | August 6, 2022 7:37 pm

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  70. lobo91
    77 | August 6, 2022 8:51 pm

    @ right_wing2:

    Those generic ballot polls are fairly useless. Most people don’t vote for a “generic” Republican or Democrat (and the ones who do always do it, so they don’t really matter that much). When you have actual candidate names, you get different results.

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  71. darkwords
    78 | August 6, 2022 8:53 pm

    right_wing2 wrote:

    Not good

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/08/05/rasmussen-poll-republicans-lead-on-generic-congressional-ballot-shrinks-to-3-points/

    I wonder whose vote changes month to month? Mine stays pretty much the same.

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  72. 79 | August 7, 2022 4:29 am

    Utah-based clothing company “Lions Not Sheep” got busted for ripping the “Made In China” tags off their apparel and replacing them with “Made In The U.S.A.” tags. Kind of a dumbass thing to do, and I wanted to know how the feds found out.

    Answer: The dumbass busted himself. He posted video bragging about it.

    https://www.ftc.gov/business-guidance/blog/2022/05/lions-not-sheep-lambasted-deceptive-made-usa-claims

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  73. coldwarrior
    80 | August 7, 2022 7:02 am

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    Ah, another con-servative.

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  74. darkwords
    81 | August 7, 2022 1:58 pm

    ASMR magnets. from that Racoon site.

    https://laughingsquid.com/magnetic-vibration-games/

    Someone on social media warned about ASMR as having some weird effect on people. I think where the sound creates a pavlovian response in a persons dopamine operations. Not sure. I just avoided it.

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  75. darkwords
    82 | August 7, 2022 2:00 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    Answer: The dumbass busted himself. He posted video bragging about it.

    Opens up a mattress store next and streams himself flaunting FBI laws.

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  76. 83 | August 7, 2022 2:03 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    Ah, another con-servative.

    …who now owes the Feds +$200K

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  77. 84 | August 7, 2022 2:16 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Opens up a mattress store next and streams himself flaunting FBI laws.

    Yep.

    15 or so years ago there was a fun blog called “Mattress Police” run by Diesel, real name Rob Kroese. He attempted to set up a consortium of humor bloggers, but it never went anywhere, so he focused on writing sci-fi humor novels. He’s had some success, got several books published.

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  78. 85 | August 7, 2022 4:26 pm

    Possum wrote:

    ( inspired by the person in Houston who 3D printed 62 plastic guns at a cost of $3 each and got $150 per gun in a buy back thingy here last week )

    😀
    https://rumble.com/embed/v1ca45t/?pub=4

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  79. darkwords
    86 | August 7, 2022 7:15 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    https://rumble.com/embed/v1ca45t/?pub=4

    Mayor plans 2 more buyback events but won’t buy anymore ghost guns. Has $1 Million dollars to waste.

    Next set of ghost guns should replicate something closer to a glock.

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  80. darkwords
    87 | August 7, 2022 7:20 pm

    ‘When I was a little girl I was told if I dug a hole deep enough we would reach China’: Pelosi talks about her ‘connection’ to Beijing as she goes into damage control mode after infuriating nation with Taiwan visit

    Pelosi’s foreign policy.

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  81. darkwords
    88 | August 7, 2022 7:26 pm

    Mao – we’re going to tell you what to plant, how to plant, when to plant and you’ll all going to die because it won’t work.

    Jocko Willink paraphrasing Mao’s domestic policies compared to military policies.

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  82. 89 | August 7, 2022 7:58 pm

    Oh noes. Brittney Spears is upset that she can’t get married in the Catholic church because she’s not a Catholic and stuff.
    https://newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/wallace-white/2022/08/05/britney-spears-catholic-pop-star-angry-she-cannot-get?fbclid=IwAR1zOQ8NCzegAVRIEidUb0BqJ8fPHCg1iXGuqCSz97JXFqdvRwFpYrJYfLY

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  83. 90 | August 7, 2022 9:12 pm

    Wouldn’t surprise me at all.

    https://www.analyzingamerica.org/2022/08/664082/?utm_source=mcotr

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  84. lobo91
    91 | August 7, 2022 9:13 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:

    Oh noes. Brittney Spears is upset that she can’t get married in the Catholic church because she’s not a Catholic and stuff.

    How rude…

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  85. lobo91
    92 | August 7, 2022 9:17 pm

    Get woke, go broke:

    Cleveland Guardians Struggling To Attract Fans, Ratings After Name Change

    After more than 100 years, the Cleveland baseball franchise caved to pressure from left-wing activists who demanded they change their name.

    Ahead of the 2022 season, the franchise announced its name change for the purpose of “unity” and “community.”

    At the time, the team said, “We believe our organization is at its best when we can unify our community and bring people together – and we believe a new name will allow us to do this more fully.”

    However, after changing from the Cleveland Indians to the Cleveland Guardians, the franchise is reportedly struggling to attract fans and ratings.

    TV ratings have dropped dramatically. One report shows the team finishing with -30%. This is one of the largest declines of any team in the league.

    In-person attendance is also down significantly from previous years as well.

    Average attendance this year has fallen to 15,025.

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  86. 93 | August 7, 2022 10:13 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Does the team also suck?

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  87. 94 | August 8, 2022 12:37 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    Get woke, go broke:

    Shoulda gone with the Cleveland Grovers, but they just wouldn’t listen. Now about the Browns. Sounds racists to me. Better rename them the Pauls.

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  88. eaglesoars
    95 | August 8, 2022 10:30 am

    right_wing2 wrote:

    Wouldn’t surprise me at all.

    https://www.analyzingamerica.org/2022/08/664082/?utm_source=mcotr

    She thinks she’s gonna be POTUS. That’s what this is about. Trump is just a feint, because she has no accomplishments

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  89. eaglesoars
    96 | August 8, 2022 3:56 pm

    Welp. What I have feared from the beginning is indeed happening.

    We are being targeted by the IRS. You may remember that Hubby was on Trump’s Agriculture Advisory Committee, has been to Mar a Lago, etc.

    Our accountant told us to get ready for the long haul, they are out for blood.

    We aren’t the only ones. We’re getting phone calls from others on the Ag committee asking if we’ve been contacted, calls coming in from people on other committees, etc. They are all getting similar letters accusing them/us of tax fraud. This isn’t just “You mis-calculated the numbers”, this is felony territory, where they take all your assets and throw you in jail stuff. This is a sweep.

    So, I’m going to say goodbye, at least for now. No sense contaminating anyone else. Don’t email me, don’t call me, have absolutely nothing to do with me. I’ll lurk, so I’ll keep up, but going forward, none of you has ever heard of me.

    Be well.

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  90. coldwarrior
    97 | August 8, 2022 5:07 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    how stalin of them.

    i’m sure the gop will do everything to stop this soviet-style purge. /

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  91. darkwords
    98 | August 8, 2022 5:28 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:

    how stalin of them.

    i’m sure the gop will do everything to stop this soviet-style purge. /

    It’s something Trump should engage on. Living by being the good citizen in election cycles isn’t going to cut it. The lack of GoP effort towards the J6 detainees reveals the depth of commitment of the GoP to right the ship.

    Navarro
    Bannon
    Mike Glover

    They all have something in common and need to band together.

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  92. darkwords
    99 | August 8, 2022 5:40 pm

    Trump becomes a loser with a big L if he doesn’t step up and value the people taking one for him over loyalty.

    I’ve been waiting for him to step up. I probably need to get on truth social to see anything. But I just have this feeling he is playing a game with the frenemies he has in DC. And is waiting to play his cards. Almost sounds like a Q anon but not quite. 🙂

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  93. coldwarrior
    100 | August 8, 2022 5:54 pm

    @ darkwords:

    no one in the GOP has the guts to pay back the dems.

    they are all bought off cowards.

    hence the reason they fear trump so much

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  94. darkwords
    101 | August 8, 2022 5:59 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ darkwords:

    no one in the GOP has the guts to pay back the dems.

    they are all bought off cowards.

    hence the reason they fear trump so much

    True. I think if Trump gets back in office a lot of heads will roll. He’ll have a better team but will be short on lower level staffers.

    Patel, Grenell, Conway, McEnany. He might give Bannon another big swing. Navarro. People he didn’t have early on the first time around. I’d recruit Bongino also. He’ll go after people.

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  95. darkwords
    102 | August 8, 2022 6:14 pm

    https://cryptoslate.com/metaverse-land-prices-collapse-sparks-debate-on-viability-of-virtual-worlds/

    Trading volume and the average price of virtual land have crashed calling into question the validity of Metaverse investing

    ** This is amusing to me. The millions of crypto holder who bid high prices for digital land. When there is nothing to do at the digital lot but stare at advertising signs. There is no game. No financial advantage. In fact its rather a disadvantage. Any of us could go out to AWS and install an open source metaverse and populate it with pictures of our favorite pets. It would only cost the monthly hosting fee.

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  96. darkwords
    103 | August 8, 2022 6:15 pm

    @ darkwords:
    For example, as recently as February, one investor paid $450,000 for a virtual plot next door to Snoop Dogg in the Snoopverse, which runs on the Sandbox platform.

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  97. darkwords
    104 | August 8, 2022 6:26 pm

    America First. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/america-first-policy-institute-moves-remake-gop-trump-image

    Search engines prefer the America First credit union over the politics.

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  98. darkwords
    105 | August 8, 2022 6:29 pm

    https://podcast.americafirstpolicy.com/

    I’ll have to listen to a few. The web site looks a little too slick for me.

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  99. darkwords
    106 | August 8, 2022 6:36 pm

    I’ve been a long time listener to the Scott Adams podcast but he seems to be having a breakdown like LGF or Althouse. He can’t reconcile his liberal views with his conservative audience. Liberals don’t want to hear him talk.

    He has been doing this opening called the simultaneous sip where he tries to bond his audience to the best podcast ever. Then not long into his podcast he goes on unhinged rants berating audience members who troll him. His language degrades. It becomes an ugly hour of someones day.

    I notice his viewership has divebombed. It looks like he lost his professionalism because of personal difficulties. And now hates his audience. Unless they 100 agree with him 100 percent of the time and show him that they know. Not a good look. Much better to hit up the Lex Friedman podcast.

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  100. eaglesoars
    107 | August 8, 2022 7:15 pm

    The FBI has raided Mar a Lago

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  101. darkwords
    108 | August 8, 2022 7:45 pm

    https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/08/04/1056633/startup-wants-copy-you-embryo-organ-harvesting/

    Israeli company creating embryo in artificial wombs.

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  102. 109 | August 8, 2022 7:51 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    holy fuck

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  103. AZfederalist
    110 | August 8, 2022 8:16 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    https://cryptoslate.com/metaverse-land-prices-collapse-sparks-debate-on-viability-of-virtual-worlds/

    Trading volume and the average price of virtual land have crashed calling into question the validity of Metaverse investing

    ** This is amusing to me. The millions of crypto holder who bid high prices for digital land. When there is nothing to do at the digital lot but stare at advertising signs. There is no game. No financial advantage. In fact its rather a disadvantage. Any of us could go out to AWS and install an open source metaverse and populate it with pictures of our favorite pets. It would only cost the monthly hosting fee.

    People have lost their frickin’ minds. Investing in “digital land”? “Beam me up Scotty, there is no intelligent life down here”

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  104. AZfederalist
    111 | August 8, 2022 8:17 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The FBI has raided Mar a Lago

    So the Stasi have taken off their masks. The Biden administration has become a tin-pot dictatorship.

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  105. AZfederalist
    112 | August 8, 2022 8:19 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/08/04/1056633/startup-wants-copy-you-embryo-organ-harvesting/

    Israeli company creating embryo in artificial wombs.

    Grotesque and evil. … and their ancestors were the ones subjected to medical experiments less than 100 years ago. You’d think they would be more sensitive to such atrocities.

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  106. coldwarrior
    113 | August 8, 2022 8:44 pm

    The Checka has struck.

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  107. darkwords
    114 | August 8, 2022 8:46 pm

    This Trump thing is bad. And it looks like it is part of the Dem effort to win the mid terms. I won’t be surprised if someone stalks CNN anchors from this.

    I’m wondering why FBI agents aren’t resigning.

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  108. darkwords
    115 | August 8, 2022 8:50 pm

    McConnel, Graham, and McCarthy all absent from Twitter. Fence sitters.

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  109. darkwords
    116 | August 8, 2022 8:53 pm

    Now we know what the 87,000 IRS agents are needed for. To track down any Trump supporters after today.

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  110. darkwords
    117 | August 8, 2022 8:55 pm

    MTG is on top of this news. Ted Cruz and Dan Crenshaw sitting the fence.

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  111. eaglesoars
    118 | August 8, 2022 8:55 pm

    Next up.

    Some black guy will be shot by the cops and the cities will be set on fire.

    distraction.

    2-4 weeks out

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  112. darkwords
    119 | August 8, 2022 9:06 pm

    In good news. Joe Kent took the lead in the Washington State -03 Primary. Heavy D area though.

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  113. darkwords
    120 | August 8, 2022 9:07 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    In good news. Joe Kent took the lead in the Washington State -03 Primary. Heavy D area though.

    And Joe Kent is on Tucker tonight to discuss the Trump raid.

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  114. AZfederalist
    121 | August 8, 2022 9:20 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    This Trump thing is bad. And it looks like it is part of the Dem effort to win the mid terms. I won’t be surprised if someone stalks CNN anchors from this.

    I’m wondering why FBI agents aren’t resigning.

    So, when does the FBI go from raiding to planting evidence?

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  115. 122 | August 8, 2022 10:12 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    People have lost their frickin’ minds. Investing in “digital land”?

    I thought that’s what “Farmville” and “Sim City” was for.

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  116. 123 | August 8, 2022 10:14 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Now we know what the 87,000 IRS agents are needed for. To track down any Trump supporters after today.

    Armed IRS agents.

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  117. darkwords
    124 | August 8, 2022 11:15 pm

    Ron DeSantis
    @RonDeSantisFL
    ·
    2h
    The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves. Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic.

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  118. 125 | August 8, 2022 11:24 pm

    “Among Democrats, just 21% think their party’s bill will reduce inflation, while 13% believe the bill will increase inflation.”
    https://cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/four-five-democrats-dont-think-dems-inflation-reduction-act-will-reduce

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  119. 126 | August 8, 2022 11:45 pm

    Since everyone needs a laugh sometimes

    https://youtu.be/Z4Y4keqTV6w

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  120. 127 | August 8, 2022 11:55 pm

    @ right_wing2:
    Then there was this girl’s reaction
    https://youtu.be/LkxBsHkbJ0I?t=24

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  121. 128 | August 9, 2022 12:07 am

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    I had a friend from college who had a very unique laugh and self.

    Carl was a very large individual – almost 6 foot five and probably topped out at close to 400 pounds.

    When he started laughing his face would turn beet red, he’d start shaking, and then you’d hear this little squeak come out of him.

    The three of them together would end up on the floor in tears laughing.

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  122. darkwords
    129 | August 9, 2022 12:39 am

    right_wing2 wrote:

    Since everyone needs a laugh sometimes

    https://youtu.be/Z4Y4keqTV6w

    yah that was pretty funny.

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  123. darkwords
    130 | August 9, 2022 12:45 am

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    @ right_wing2:
    Then there was this girl’s reaction
    https://youtu.be/LkxBsHkbJ0I?t=24

    Pretty cure. Amazing how soulmates find each other.

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  124. 131 | August 9, 2022 3:53 am

    These two assholes owe me about $2,500.
    Same car caught on neighbor’s Ring vid, found broken blade that matches saw brand.
    https://ktla.com/news/local-news/pursuit-of-suspected-catalytic-convert-thieves-ends-in-fiery-crash-in-huntington-beach/

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  125. coldwarrior
    133 | August 9, 2022 7:45 am

    Biden and Cheney claim no knowledge of the raid.

    Mmmhmmmm

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  126. coldwarrior
    134 | August 9, 2022 8:00 am

    What they don’t realize is that they just made Trump stronger. This was an act of desperation

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  127. 135 | August 9, 2022 9:49 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    God, if Trump sicced the IRS on Pelosi, McCain, the Bushes or someone else it’d be another impeachment and howls of outrage people in the Antarctic would hear.

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  128. coldwarrior
    136 | August 9, 2022 10:19 am

    @ right_wing2:
    This is disgusting

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  129. AZfederalist
    138 | August 9, 2022 12:33 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11093827/Clinton-linked-lawyer-says-Trump-BANNED-holding-public-office.html

    Ahhhh….

    This just ratcheted up support from Trump from his supporters another notch and has given further credence to the fact that the 2020 election was won by fraud and deceit. This is only helping the tinpot regime’s base, it is going to alienate anyone on the fence.

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  130. AZfederalist
    139 | August 9, 2022 12:35 pm

    @ AZfederalist:

    *for* Trump from his supporters. [Proofreading is my friend]

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  131. 140 | August 9, 2022 12:39 pm

    @ AZfederalist:
    I saw claims that someone high up in the Trump campaign admitted collusion with Russia, and that the Fibbies were raiding because of classified documents they found in the boxes that were removed in 2022.

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  132. 141 | August 9, 2022 1:04 pm

    @ right_wing2:
    Collusion is not a crime. Conspiracy to commit a crime is.

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  133. lobo91
    142 | August 9, 2022 3:12 pm

    Nope…no coordination here…

    Ruling Upholds House Panel’s Request for Trump Tax Returns

    A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the House could gain access to former President Donald J. Trump’s tax returns, upholding a district court judge’s decision last year.

    In a 28-page ruling, a panel of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that a federal law gives a House committee chairman broad authority to request them despite Mr. Trump’s status as a former president.

    The Treasury Department refused to turn over the records during his administration. But after President Biden took office last year, the department determined that a renewed request from the House Ways and Means Committee, which said that it was studying a program that audits presidents, was valid.

    The appeals court’s ruling does not necessarily mean that Congress will obtain the records. Mr. Trump’s legal team has vowed to fight the congressional effort “tooth and nail,” and he is virtually certain to appeal to the Supreme Court. If Republicans retake the House in the midterm elections and before there is any final judgment, the Ways and Means Committee would be led by a Republican and most likely drop the request.

    The taxes case is rooted in Mr. Trump’s decision — first as a presidential candidate in the 2016 election and then in office — to break with modern precedent by refusing to make his tax returns public.

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  134. coldwarrior
    143 | August 9, 2022 3:38 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    The taxes case is rooted in Mr. Trump’s decision — first as a presidential candidate in the 2016 election and then in office — to break with modern precedent by refusing to make his tax returns public.

    he broke precedent????

    that isnt law, its a stupid custom that no one gives a flying rat’s ass about.

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  135. lobo91
    144 | August 9, 2022 4:31 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    he broke precedent????

    that isnt law, its a stupid custom that no one gives a flying rat’s ass about.

    And there is no “legitimate legislative purpose” for the request.

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  136. lobo91
    145 | August 9, 2022 4:36 pm

    This looks fishy as hell. The magistrate judge (one step above a dogcatcher) who approved the Mar-a-Lago warrant was the federal prosecutor who let Epstein off the first time. Then he became a defense attorney working for him.

    US Judge in Florida Approved Search Warrant for FBI Raid on Trump’s Resort: Lawyer

    A federal judge approved the search warrant that FBI agents served on former President Donald Trump’s resort in Florida, according to one of Trump’s lawyers.

    Christina Bobb, the lawyer, told The Epoch Times that documents agents showed to her during the raid listed U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart as the judge who signed off on the raid.

    “It was Bruce Reinhart,” Bobb said.

    Court records show that Reinhart issued warrants in response to multiple requests, including a warrant for electronic communications suspected to be relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation, according to docket entries.

    Reinhart is one of three magistrate judges for the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida’s West Palm Beach location, which encompasses Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

    FBI agents raided the resort on Aug. 8.

    The warrant applications, the orders approving the applications, and other documents are under seal, meaning they are not available to the public.

    Two other magistrate judges work out of the location. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ryon McCabe had no search warrant applications come before him on Friday, the docket shows.

    The other, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman, granted a search warrant on Aug. 8, according to the docket.

    The records in that case are also sealed.

    The FBI has declined to comment on the raid. The Department of Justice has not returned an inquiry. A White House official told The Epoch Times in an email it was not notified of the raid before it took place.
    Involvement With Epstein

    Reinhart was a senior prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida during the prosecution of late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Shortly after a non-prosecution agreement was reached with Epstein, who pleaded guilty to a single state-level charge in exchange for not being prosecuted by federal officials, Reinhart “joined Epstein’s payroll,” according to documents entered by lawyers for women Epstein allegedly abused.

    Reinhart, a criminal defense attorney at the time, represented “numerous Epstein employees and pilots” in civil cases filed against Epstein by alleged victims, including Epstein’s housekeeper Louella Ruboyo and pilot Larry Morrison.

    “On information and belief, Reinhart’s representation of these individuals was paid, directly or indirectly, by Epstein,” one document says. “Such representations are in contravention of Justice Department regulations and Florida bar rules. Such representations also give, at least, the improper appearance that Reinhart may have attempted to curry with Epstein and then reap his reward through favorable employment.”

    Reinhart responded with a motion for sanctions, saying the documents contained “unfounded factual and legal accusations.” He asked for leave to intervene in the case.

    U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra, a George W. Bush appointee, rejected the bid, ruling that Reinhart did not share a common question of law with the legal action in question.

    Reinhart was sworn in as a magistrate judge in 2018. Magistrate judges are chosen by other judges.

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  137. Buckeye Abroad
    146 | August 9, 2022 5:48 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Considering the weaponization of the fed agencies, I might not be returning to the US.

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  138. darkwords
    147 | August 9, 2022 5:53 pm

    @ lobo91:
    I think there is a document in this collection someone wants.

    And so this judge is not a Trump appointee as the left is saying.

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  139. darkwords
    148 | August 9, 2022 5:53 pm

    @ darkwords:
    And how many judges did they shop?

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  140. 149 | August 9, 2022 6:06 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    I think there is a document in this collection someone wants.

    Summarizing Newt Gingrich on Hannity:
    “We don’t know what we’re looking for but we’ll know when we find it.”
    Gingrich also said he believes they’re looking for info on Trump supporters, not just January 6 b.s.

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  141. darkwords
    150 | August 9, 2022 6:44 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    Gingrich also said he believes they’re looking for info on Trump supporters, not just January 6 b.s.

    I also think McConnell threatened Trump though his children to get him to comply with the deep state elite efforts McConnell loves so much.

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  142. lobo91
    151 | August 9, 2022 7:55 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    I think there is a document in this collection someone wants.

    And so this judge is not a Trump appointee as the left is saying.

    He’s not an appointee, period. Magistrate judges are hired, not appointed.

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  143. lobo91
    152 | August 9, 2022 8:10 pm

    This one’s going to go down the memory hole. Muhammad Syed doesn’t sound like the name of a “right-wing extremist” to me…

    Albuquerque police identify suspect in possible New Mexico serial killings

    Albuquerque police believe the suspect ‘knew the victims to some extent and an interpersonal conflict may have led to the shootings’

    Law enforcement officials in New Mexico identified 51-year-old Muhammad Syed as the primary suspect in a string of killings of Muslim men in Albuquerque over the past nine months.

    Syed was arrested on Monday evening and will be charged in two of the murders for allegedly shooting and killing 41-year-old Aftab Hussein on July 26 and 27-year-iold Muhammad Afzaal Hussain on Aug. 1.

    Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina Page said detectives are still investigating and working with the district attorney on determining whether charges will be filed for the two other murders, in which Syed is a suspect.

    Police arrested Syed as he was leaving his home on Monday evening in a Volkswagen Jetta that authorities believe was used in two of the murders. His car and home were then searched.

    “Detectives discovered evidence that shows the offender knew the victims to some extent and an interpersonal conflict may have led to the shootings,” the Albuquerque Police Department said on Tuesday.

    The gun that was used in at least two of the murders was also found in Syed’s home, police said.

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  144. lobo91
    153 | August 9, 2022 8:14 pm

    Trump ally Rep. Scott Perry says the FBI seized his cellphone one day after Mar-a-Lago raid

    Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania says that the FBI has confiscated his cellphone.

    Perry, in an exclusive statement, told Fox News on Tuesday that while traveling with his family earlier in the day, he was approached by three FBI agents who handed him a warrant and requested that he turn over his cellphone.

    The confiscation of the congressman’s personal phone comes one day after FBI agents searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

    “This morning, while traveling with my family, 3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone. They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish. I’m outraged — though not surprised — that the FBI under the direction of Merrick Garland’s DOJ, would seize the phone of a sitting Member of Congress,” Perry said in his statement. “My phone contains info about my legislative and political activities, and personal/private discussions with my wife, family, constituents, and friends. None of this is the government’s business.”

    Perry asserted in his statement that “as with President Trump last night, DOJ chose this unnecessary and aggressive action instead of simply contacting my attorneys. These kinds of banana republic tactics should concern every Citizen — especially considering the decision before Congress this week to hire 87,000 new IRS agents to further persecute law-abiding Citizens.”

    Fox News reached out to the FBI, which declined to comment on this story.

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  145. lobo91
    154 | August 9, 2022 8:16 pm

    Judge who green-lit raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home donated thousands to Obama

    The federal judge who reportedly signed off on the raid at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence donated thousands of dollars to former President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and victory fund in 2008.

    Bruce Reinhart, a Florida federal magistrate judge, donated $1,000 to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and added $1,000 more to the Obama Victory Fund that same cycle, according to federal filings.

    Reinhart later contributed $500 to Jeb Bush’s failed 2016 presidential campaign, federal filings show. Reinhart did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital inquiry on his donations.

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  146. AZfederalist
    155 | August 9, 2022 9:44 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Banana Republic. Two tier justice system, malicious persecution of the opposition party, political prisoners held under conditions that violent felons don’t experience. This fall had better be a clean sweep of the House and Senate or we are headed for some very dark times.

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  147. lobo91
    156 | August 9, 2022 9:56 pm

    @ AZfederalist:

    The best projection I’ve seen for the Senate is a gain of 2 seats for the Republicans. That would give them control, but not by much.

    The House is anyone’s guess. This is the first election following redistricting, so it’s hard to predict. Here in NM, they changed the composition of the district I live in from R +12 t0 a toss-up. It’s the only Republican-held seat in the state, and will probably be a loss this fall.

    NY lost a seat, so Nadler and Carolyn Maloney have to run against each other. That’s why they’ve been trying to outdo each other on who can be the bigger gun grabber recently.

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  148. lobo91
    157 | August 9, 2022 10:19 pm

    The Biden DOJ has apparently totally lost it. Remember the recent Bruen decision where the Supreme Court said that there had to be historical precedent in order to justify restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of people? These geniuses actually cited historic racial and ethnic discrimination as a justification.

    What’s next? Are they going to claim that the 13th Amendment is unconstitutional because there was an “historical precedent” for slavery?

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  149. AZfederalist
    158 | August 9, 2022 10:23 pm

    @ lobo91:

    I haven’t looked lately so I don’t know if they are projecting the gun grabbing carpet-bagger Mark Kelly to win re-election or not. He’s sure had a lot of ads across various media outlets and is running to the center despite, as one of his opponents has pointed out in his ads, voting with Joe Biden 100% of the time in 2021 and this year moderating and voting with Joe Biden only 97% of the time. In his ads, he sounds angry – not a good look. Depending on how Masters runs his campaign, this should be a close race. One very low-hanging fruit — Kelly, in his ads angrily states that he doesn’t take a dime of corporate PAC money. Easy pickings for Masters to use that soundbite and then superimpose pictures of Soros and state that Kelly has received massive funding from Soros-backed entities that push for gun control, open borders, and other far-left causes.

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  150. lobo91
    159 | August 9, 2022 10:34 pm

    @ AZfederalist:

    Sounds like Kelly found McCain’s old playbook and reversed it. He always ran as the greatest conservative since Goldwater, right up to election day.

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  151. coldwarrior
    160 | August 10, 2022 7:58 am

    So, the feds refused to let Trumps lawyers in to observe and ordered the security cameras shut off (staff refused).

    Sounds like trying to plant evidence. Won’t hold up in court.

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  152. rain of lead
    161 | August 10, 2022 9:16 am

    mornin y’all

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  153. rain of lead
    162 | August 10, 2022 9:17 am

    interesting times.

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  154. rain of lead
    163 | August 10, 2022 9:20 am

    getting the girl ready to go back to school
    her car got an oil change and some new tires

    other than spanish kicking her ass, she thinks it will be a good year

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  155. coldwarrior
    164 | August 10, 2022 10:43 am

    i cant wait to see the Trump campaign commercial featuring this raid and the 2 tiered justice system.

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  156. lobo91
    165 | August 10, 2022 11:06 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    Meanwhile, Hillary is fundraising off of it:

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  157. lobo91
    166 | August 10, 2022 11:11 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    So, the feds refused to let Trumps lawyers in to observe and ordered the security cameras shut off (staff refused).

    Sounds like trying to plant evidence. Won’t hold up in court.

    Doesn’t matter. It was all about damaging Trump and, by extension, Republicans in the mid-terms.

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  158. coldwarrior
    167 | August 10, 2022 11:19 am

    @ lobo91:

    it will backfire.

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  159. lobo91
    168 | August 10, 2022 11:21 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    It may, as far as voter turnout and such. But remember who’s going to be counting the votes.

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  160. lobo91
    169 | August 10, 2022 12:18 pm

    I can’t believe how many people are repeating the lie that the magistrate who signed off on the Trump search warrant was “appointed by Trump.” I wonder which of the DNC media outlets started it?

    Magistrates are glorified clerks. They aren’t presidential appointees.

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  161. lobo91
    170 | August 10, 2022 12:23 pm

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  162. 171 | August 10, 2022 12:34 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ lobo91:

    it will backfire.

    It IS backfiring.
    Trump also put out a very well done campaign ad yesterdday. I’ll have to find a non-FB link. There’s no doubt he’s running.
    Gotta get the Senate back under control first.

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  163. 172 | August 10, 2022 12:37 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    Here’s a twitter feed that has the ad.
    https://twitter.com/debostic/status/1556884777424265218

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  164. AZfederalist
    173 | August 10, 2022 12:53 pm

    @ lobo91:

    I don’t think there are any FIB agents who are supremely embarrassed by this. IMO, the whole agency is hopelessly corrupt.

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  165. 174 | August 10, 2022 3:03 pm

    @ AZfederalist:
    Just following orders from superiors whose actions were approved by POTatUS.

    I heard they even searched Melania’s wardrobe. Look for a blue dress with multiple stains.

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  166. darkwords
    175 | August 10, 2022 6:26 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    Here’s a twitter feed that has the ad.
    https://twitter.com/debostic/status/1556884777424265218

    Good ad. A lot of these top SoF podcasts I follow are afraid to call out generals and admirals. And even more afraid to show support for Trump. It hits their bottom line.

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  167. darkwords
    176 | August 10, 2022 6:28 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Magistrates are glorified clerks.

    This magistrate seems to have had a fondness for Jeffrey Epstein. I wonder if that is the common thread in all this?

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  168. darkwords
    177 | August 10, 2022 6:45 pm

    Throwing the boss under the bus! Meta’s new AI chatbot BlenderBot 3 calls Mark Zuckerberg ‘creepy and manipulative’ and says his business practices are ‘not always ethical’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11098479/Metas-new-AI-chatbot-BlenderBot-3-calls-Mark-Zuckerberg-creepy.html

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  169. darkwords
    178 | August 10, 2022 6:46 pm

    We finally find out who is in charge of the US government.

    President’s cute little grandson Beau wins legion of fans with his long blond hair and mini-me blue jacket as he mimics Joe and waves to staffers before trip on Air Force One to Kiawah Island

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11098989/Bidens-leave-South-Carolina-vacation.html

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  170. darkwords
    179 | August 10, 2022 6:56 pm

    Horoscope for the day.

    Find a way to break up the monotony, even if it is just to have something unusual for dinner.

    Big Mac it is then…

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  171. 180 | August 10, 2022 6:57 pm

    New target: Republican Congressman Scott Perry

    “And in an entirely separate investigation, Republican Congressman Scott Perry, a staunch Trump ally, revealed overnight that the FBI seized his cell phone, Perry says he was traveling with his family at the time. Perry is the subject of a separate DOJ investigation believed to be related to January 6th.”

    https://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2022/08/10/abc-allows-19-seconds-seizure-gop-reps-phone-cbs-nbc-ignore

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  172. Aussie Infidel
    183 | August 10, 2022 8:02 pm

    China is deep into destabilising the Second Island Chain in the Pacific ….

    In March, the Solomon Islands’s Prime Minister Sogavare signed a secret security pact with Beijing that will pave the way for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to station troops, weapons, and naval ships in the region.

    Cleo Paskal, an associate fellow of the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House, previously warned that the relationship could give Sogavare the confidence to solidify his position—the prime minister is deeply unpopular and was a chance of losing the upcoming election.

    A similar situation recently played out in Vanuatu—another close Beijing ally—with Prime Minister Bob Loughman also attempting to change the Constitution to extend parliamentary term limits and allow foreign nationals to hold office—there are a high number of Chinese nationals in the country.

    However, the vote failed after opposing MPs simply did not show up, which meant the Parliament did not have a quorum to meet.

    Yet the situation in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands is indicative of Beijing’s “entropic warfare” strategy where democratic institutions are being worn down.

    The strategy plays out with the CCP deploying all means possible to destabilise the political, media, and legal institutions of a target nation, with the ultimate goal of creating a “new order” centred on its own interests.

    “Those weapons are used to weaken the target country from the inside and to fragment and create disorder in the target country so that it is less able to withstand Chinese influence,” Paskal previously told The Epoch Times.

    “That process of creating instability and fragmentation can be described as creating a state of ‘entropy’—of political, social, and economic entropy—where things start to just break down. And in that state of disorder, China can create a new order with itself and its proxies at the centre.”

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  173. Aussie Infidel
    184 | August 10, 2022 8:08 pm

    Solomons PM Sogavare is using the canard of having to host the Trans-Pacific Games in the Solomon’s in 2023 and it’s too difficult to have an election scheduled in the same year. What a total CROCK!

    Sogavare knows that he will get swept aside if an election is held between now and 2023. He needs time to get the Chinese Special Armed Police forces established in the Solomons Islands first, to help destroy the opposition and allow him to be a dictator under the CCP’s wing

    SPIT

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  174. Aussie Infidel
    185 | August 10, 2022 8:18 pm

    Beijing’s “entropic warfare” strategy is even showing up in the Australian and New Zealand political system.
    Infiltration of pro-CCP immigrant getting Residency and Citizenship and then infiltrating politics on all sides. Deep corruption of existing politics with covert CCP funding of local politicians. Penetration of Cabinet level security by CCP agents within the public service. Attempts by the CCP to purchase large tracts of land contiguous with major security installations, under the cover of apparent privately held Chinese corporations.

    The West has been at war with China and the CCP for a few decades but we have yet to wake up to the fact. We should all re-read Sun Tsu !

    China and the CCP want to win without fighting a nuclear war! It’s succeeding currently unless the West awakens from its torpor and naval gazing.

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  175. 186 | August 10, 2022 8:53 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    We should all re-read Sun Tsu !

    Still got the copy my dad gave me. I asked him his opinion of Klauswitz; he called it the aggressive bloody version.

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  176. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    187 | August 10, 2022 8:56 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    @ lobo91:

    Banana Republic. Two tier justice system, malicious persecution of the opposition party, political prisoners held under conditions that violent felons don’t experience. This fall had better be a clean sweep of the House and Senate or we are headed for some very dark times.

    I don’t see how it’s going to happen. All of this is to ensure a permanant one party system. They are done with having any kind of opposition. Between their election fraud and now turning the DOJ loose, I don’t know if there will be anyone left in office to oppose them by november.

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  177. darkwords
    188 | August 10, 2022 10:04 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    That makes every FBI agent guilty.

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  178. darkwords
    189 | August 10, 2022 10:06 pm

    Sorrow-scopes
    @Sorrowscopes
    ·
    Aug 7
    Aries: Your day will begin with new ideas, and end with a fistfight at Applebee’s.

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  179. darkwords
    190 | August 10, 2022 10:06 pm

    Sorrow-scopes
    @Sorrowscopes
    ·
    Aug 7
    Taurus: Things are looking up! Unfortunately, that’s because you’re in Hell and there is no other direction to look.

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  180. darkwords
    191 | August 10, 2022 10:07 pm

    Sorrow-scopes
    @Sorrowscopes
    ·
    Aug 7
    Gemini: Stop worrying about whether people like you (they don’t). The real question is do you like yourself (you don’t).

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  181. darkwords
    192 | August 10, 2022 10:07 pm

    Sorrow-scopes
    @Sorrowscopes
    ·
    Aug 7
    Libra: The stars say this week involves either a UTI or a UFO. Regardless, wear clean underwear.

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  182. darkwords
    193 | August 10, 2022 10:09 pm

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    I don’t see how it’s going to happen.

    The GoP seems to think the Dems won’t fraud up the next election. I think they will double down and push the boundaries of what a vote is. And they will use an emergency to avoid debate until after the election. Then the milk toast republicans will say “oh well”

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  183. darkwords
    194 | August 10, 2022 10:11 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    China and the CCP want to win without fighting a nuclear war!

    I read somewhere. I think Gordon Cheung. That the west treats China as having western motives and a sense of fairplay. But he said that China will go vertical and horizontal at any cost to achieve world hegemony. As in world not as in hemisphere.

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  184. darkwords
    195 | August 10, 2022 10:14 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    New target: Republican Congressman Scott Perry

    Those chicken need to hurry up home to the roost.

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  185. darkwords
    196 | August 10, 2022 10:15 pm

    Daily Mail has a spate of articles about upset women crashing their cars into random vehicles. A new form of mass shooter.

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  186. darkwords
    197 | August 10, 2022 10:34 pm

    Underwear missing from MAL after FBI raid…. j/k

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  187. darkwords
    198 | August 10, 2022 10:36 pm

    Trump being sued by NYSD for property values.

    The value of real estate is the price between the seller and the buyer.

    Then there is the assessed value which is always lower.

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  188. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    199 | August 10, 2022 11:24 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

    I don’t see how it’s going to happen.

    The GoP seems to think the Dems won’t fraud up the next election. I think they will double down and push the boundaries of what a vote is. And they will use an emergency to avoid debate until after the election. Then the milk toast republicans will say “oh well”

    Yeah. This is going to be ugly. And our side will still fail to see how bad it is. This may be the last election the dems allow.

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  189. 200 | August 11, 2022 12:32 am

    @ darkwords:
    lol

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  190. 201 | August 11, 2022 12:37 am

    darkwords wrote:

    That the west treats China as having western motives and a sense of fairplay.

    That’s the same mistake the US has made repeatedly, from WWII to the middle east – not understanding the enemy’s culture and mindset, and not realizing that our concept of ethics are not the same as theirs.

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