COLLECTIVE MADNESS


“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Perversion of Justice: Comey, Clinton, Lynch and Obama - More Corrupt Than We Ever Thought


New documents of Clinton/ Loretta Lynch Meeting: FBI, under Obama and Comey, was  hiding documents from Congress,  a collusion and criminal conspiracy between the FBI and Obama DOJ



Fired FBI Director James Comey has broken the sacred trust of the American people. Comey was hired to lead the FBI to protect the American people. Instead, he chose to lie, interfere in the democratic process, and break the law.

FBI still stalling:

96 comments:

  1. Theresa May joined Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron to issue a statement insisting preserving the (Iranian Nuclear) pact was "in our shared national security interest" and calling for Washington to "consider the implications" of taking action that undermine it.

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    1. France, as well.
      Russia ... China ...

      Mr Trump may be leading, but very few are in the parade, even fewer on the band wagon.

      What is even more interesting, from a governing perspective ...

      Mr Trump is piling up a real workload for the Congress.
      Bye, bye tax reform.
      No time for that ...

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  2. EU leaders will voice their strong commitment to the Iran nuclear accord regardless of U.S. President Donald Trump’s view, four diplomats told POLITICO on Friday ahead of Trump’s much-anticipated remarks.

    The EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, was scheduled to make a statement laying out the EU position on Friday evening shortly after Trump’s speech in Washington.

    The diplomats said the EU’s position was that there would be no renegotiating of the Iran nuclear accord, which was struck in 2015 between Tehran and the so-called P5+1 (also known as the E3+3): the U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China and Germany.

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  3. MOSCOW, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed regret Friday over the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to decertify Iran's compliance with a nuclear deal, arguing that Tehran strictly abides by the landmark agreement.

    Trump in a speech blamed Iran for committing "multiple violations" of the nuclear pact, formally known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and "not living up to the spirit of the deal."

    "The Russian Foreign Ministry emphasizes the inadmissibility of using aggressive and threatening rhetoric in international relations," it said in a statement.

    Attempts to use such methods to solve foreign policy problems affecting the fundamental security interests of other countries are doomed to failure, it said.

    "Iran strictly adheres to its obligations, which is regularly confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency," the statement read.

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  4. BEIJING — Implementation of the Iran nuclear deal should not be “affected by any changes in the domestic situations” of countries involved, China’s foreign minister warned Monday, responding to US president-elect Donald Trump’s threats to abandon it.

    The agreement, signed in Vienna in July 2015 and in force since January 2016, was the signature diplomatic breakthrough of Barack Obama’s second term. It calls on Tehran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief from the US and other nations.

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  5. The World takes a knee.

    Trump's Iran campaign is going nowhere.

    It is a non-event.

    It does take the NFL out of the limelight.

    Nothing will help Harvey Weinstein

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  6. Trumpelstiltskin is a fairytale popularly associated with Iran and the Israeli Lobby.

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  7. in a joint declaration issued the same day, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron said they stood committed to the agreement "and its full implementation by all sides."

    "The nuclear deal was the culmination of 13 years of diplomacy and was a major step toward ensuring that Iran's nuclear (program) is not diverted for military purposes," they said.

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  8. One might wonder why Iran is testing longer range missiles.

    Iran Tests Long-Range Missile, Possibly Violating Nuclear ...
    www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/world/middleeast/iran...

    Oct 11, 2015 · TEHRAN — Iran tested a new guided long-range ballistic missile on Sunday, hours before Parliament, in a rowdy session, approved the generalities of the nuclear agreement reached in July between Iran and world powers, the state news agency IRNA reported.
    Iran test-fires new generation long-range missile - CNN
    www.cnn.com/2015/10/11/middleeast/iran-ballistic-missile...

    Oct 10, 2015 · Iran has successfully test-fired a new long-range surface-to-surface missile, state-run IRNA reported on Sunday.
    Iran launches ballistic missiles a day after missile test - CNN
    www.cnn.com/2016/03/09/middleeast/iran-missile-test/...

    Mar 08, 2016 · Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday, state media said, a day after other missile tests that Washington suspected violated a U.N. resolution.
    Iran reportedly test-fires 2 long-range missiles while Biden ...
    www.foxnews.com/.../iran-test-fires-2-long-range-missiles...

    Mar 08, 2016 · The tests came as Vice ... Hajizadeh stressed Iran would not fire the missiles in ... Iran successfully test-fired a new guided long-range ..


    Britain, Germany and France just like the good trade/business deals they have going on with Iran.

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    1. You mean that the leaders of Britain, Germany and France are putting Britain, Germany and France first?

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      If the US wants an agreement on missiles negotiate it. We already have one on nuclear weapons.

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    3. Dunce !

      Why would they be designing and testing longer range missiles unless they have it in mind to one glorious day, soon, put nuclear warheads on them ?

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    4. Communication and weather satellite launches.

      Colonize Mars

      Study Uranus.

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  9. October 14, 2017
    Donald Trump's Middle East masterstroke
    By Joe Herring and Mark Christian

    "Why does he keep stirring the pot?" "He should just keep his mouth shut and do his job!"

    I'm sure you've heard many express these sentiments regarding Trump and his penchant for tweeting, commenting, and poking at the perpetually aggrieved left and their fellow travelers in the "Never Trump" establishment.



    But while you (and the media) were distracted by the latest shiny object dangled by the president, some tectonic plate-shifting occurred in the Middle East.

    Representatives of Hamas and Fatah (competing groups seeking control over the Palestinians) have met in Cairo at the invitation of Egypt's President El-Sisi to craft a governing coalition, forming a single unified Palestinian government.

    While fronted by El-Sisi, the meeting was proposed and supported by Trump. Unlike his predecessor, who crowed "historic achievement!" every time he suggested everyone just get along, Trump wisely remained in the background, avoiding the inevitable resistance occasioned by direct U.S. involvement in the talks.

    This promises to be an entirely Arab, entirely Muslim solution, palatable to the so-called "Arab street." It may be an agreement also acceptable to the other regional powers, who have been casting about for a non-Western counter-balance to the fanaticism of ISIS and the caliphate-builders.

    How do we know this? As a show of good faith, Hamas just dropped a dime on the locations of ISIS cells along the Egyptian-Israeli border.

    Against this backdrop, one of the most pernicious purveyors of anti-Israel bias in the region, UNESCO, the United Nations "cultural heritage" arm, has suffered a devastating loss in their ongoing attempt to declare millennia-old Jewish sites wholly Muslim and therefore rightly "Jew-free."

    Trump has directed the United States to ditch UNESCO and has declared the U.S. withdrawal effective immediately. The withdrawal of the U.S. (as the primary funder of UNESCO) ensures that the 800-pound gorilla will shrink to a 12-pound rhesus monkey in a matter of months.

    The connection between these events? Israel.

    As part of a larger strategy designed to foment unrest sufficient to "justify" the imposition of a U.N. peacekeeping force in Jerusalem, UNESCO has relentlessly kept the Arab "masses" stirred up over supposed Jewish insults to Muslim holy sites. This has been a major obstacle to peace in the region.

    Combine the U.N.'s manufactured chaos with the reality that neither Hamas nor Fatah could negotiate on behalf of the Palestinians (if Fatah did, Hamas would automatically oppose the deal, and vice versa), and even a great deal for both sides would be strangled in infancy.

    With UNESCO out of the picture and a newly empowered single negotiating partner on behalf of the Palestinians, the stage has been set for a negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, brokered by El-Sisi, the enemy of the Muslim Brotherhood and champion of a politically secularized Middle East.

    The fruit of this union could be an Israeli-Arab agreement crafted and enforced by both, not created and imposed by the U.S. or some amorphous "international community."

    This is a game-changer that doesn't require anything other than American support, from far behind the scenes. Clearly, Israel will not accept any agreement that doesn't respect Israel's security, and the Palestinians won't accept anything that doesn't offer recognition, but the beauty here is that whatever agreement is reached will be a regional one, not dependent on American enforcement and not immediately hobbled by American involvement.

    And you thought all Trump cares about is who is standing and who is not...



    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/10/donald_trumps_middle_east_masterstroke.html#ixzz4vUYhHz3u

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    1. Not only that, The Donald is going to Win The War For Christmas/Hanukkah !

      To hell with this happy holidays craparoo.

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      Pure delusion. I'd like to get my hands on whatever it is Joe Herring and Mark Christian are smoking.

      It's reached the point were the only time the trumpkins can get excited is when Trump doesn't do something.

      .

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    3. Double Dunce !

      Not doing is often doing.

      A Catholic, you haven't read your Luther.

      And, oh yes, The Donald is going to Win The War For Christmas/Hanukkah !

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  10. One John Kelly Exchange With A Reporter Illustrates An Anti-Trump Bias
    ANDREW MALCOLMPosted at 8:31 am on October 14, 2017

    Any human communications can be tricky, polluted by bias, expectations, assumptions, many things. Nowhere are such communications more delicate — or important — than between media and political leaders in a free society, in this case the Trump White House and the press corps assigned there to gather and deliver accurate news to Americans.

    Chief of Staff John Kelly gave his first news briefing Thursday, a refreshingly genial, candid and succinct appearance for the Trump White House. As you might expect of a Marine general who worked his way up from enlisted man. We wrote about Kelly’s debut appearance earlier here.

    But we wanted to break out one telling Kelly exchange with a reporter that illustrates a serious danger buried within journalistic shorthand that helps shape the negative presumptions permeating coverage of this president.

    Here’s the opening exchange with Kelly:

    Q: Let’s go to one of the hard things that is facing you right now, the situation in Puerto Rico. And since you’re here to speak for the President, let’s talk about his tweet this morning. Does President Trump believe that the people of Puerto Rico are American citizens —

    GENERAL KELLY: Yes.

    Q — who deserve the same access to federal aid as people who live in Texas and Florida?

    GENERAL KELLY: Yes.

    Q What is his tweet about then?

    GENERAL KELLY: Which tweet?
    There Kelly shows his experience with media, not answering what he thinks might be the tweet in a loaded question.

    Q The tweet where he says that we can’t be in Puerto Rico forever.
    That is not what the president said. Here’s the actual Trump text:

    We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!

    This tweet prompted numerous news organizations to pounce, using headlines such as: “Donald Trump Tweets Threat to Walk Away from Puerto Rico Recovery.” Trump may be known for blunt peremptory tweets or threats. And that headline may reflect the kind of peremptory message many journalists expect from Trump, whom they dislike intensely.

    But it’s simply not what the president said. Fake news, intentional or not, that’s an inaccurate, unprofessional description of the president’s statement. Anyone reading the headline would have their mind pre-set for the story or simply go away misinformed.

    GENERAL KELLY: I think he said the U.S. military and FEMA can’t be there forever. Right?

    Q He did. Yes. First responders, FEMA and the military.

    GENERAL KELLY: First responders. The minute you go anywhere as a first responder — and this would apply, certainly, to the military — you are trying very hard, working very hard to work yourself out of a job.

    There will be a period in which — we hope sooner rather than later — to where the U.S. military and FEMA, generally speaking, can withdraw because then the government and the people of Puerto Rico are recovering sufficiently to start the process of rebuilding.

    I just got off the phone — I’ve talked to him many times — with the governor of Puerto Rico. Great relationship. The President deals with him periodically. We saw him when we were down there last week.

    So this country, our country will stand with those American citizens in Puerto Rico until the job is done. But the tweet about FEMA and DOD — read: military — is exactly accurate. They’re not going to be there forever, and the whole point is to start to work yourself out of a job and then transition to the rebuilding process.
    Just something to keep in mind to avoid being mislead as you consume news from the political press corps in the nation’s capital.

    https://hotair.com/archives/2017/10/14/john-kelly-briefing-fighting-fake-news-msm/

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  11. And don't forget The Donald went mano y mano with ISIS and came out the winner !

    How did he do this ?

    He turned it over to his Generals.

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    1. Triple Dunce.

      That's 3, you're out.

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    2. Trump's sensible move on Iran
      by Ray Takeyh | Oct 13, 2017, 3:43 PM

      http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trumps-sensible-move-on-iran/article/2637468

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    3. Quirk, do you know why NATO was created ?

      I thought not.

      It was created to keep Russia out of Europe, to keep America in Europe, and to keep Germany down in Europe.

      Now you know why NATO was created.

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    4. ISIS ON THE RUN UNDER TRUMP

      After 8 years of Obama’s lies and failures leading to genocide.

      October 13, 2017 Joseph Klein

      Last week Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that ISIS’s "fraudulent caliphate in Iraq and Syria is on the brink of being completely extinguished," and credited "an aggressive new strategy led by the president." President Trump trusted his military to carry out a robust strategy to quickly eliminate ISIS’s control of territories from which it could plan and direct terrorist attacks worldwide. As Defense Secretary Jim Mattis explained last May, "First, he delegated authority to the right level to aggressively and in a timely manner move against enemy vulnerabilities. Secondly, he directed a tactical shift from shoving ISIS out of safe locations in an attrition fight to surrounding the enemy in their strongholds so we can annihilate ISIS."

      Former President Barack Obama had allowed the ISIS cancer to metastasize in the first place, leading to the killing, maiming, kidnapping and sexual enslavement of many thousands of innocent men, women and children. That is because Obama initially considered ISIS a “J.V. team” and then failed to prosecute a meaningful counter-strategy to quickly eliminate the ISIS scourge before its killing machine could become a regional and then a global threat. There has been huge slaughter and a global security threat unleashed thanks to Obama's handling of ISIS, and the reverse of that trend under President Trump.....

      https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268119/isis-run-under-trump-joseph-klein

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  12. Surprise! FBI Finds 30 Pages On Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting
    ED MORRISSEYPosted at 11:31 am on October 14, 2017

    It’s always in the last place you look, right? For more than a year, the FBI and Department of Justice insisted that they have no documentation from the country’s most famous discussion of grandchildren. On Thursday, the FBI and DoJ notified Judicial Watch that they may have some documentation after all — as much as 30 pages — relating to the Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch tarmac meeting that immediately preceded the FBI’s decision not to recommend action against Hillary Clinton over the exposure of thousands of classified items (via Debra Heine at PJ Media):

    Judicial Watch was informed yesterday by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that the FBI has located 30 pages of documents related to the June 27, 2016, tarmac meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, and proposes non-exempt material be produced no later than November 30, 2017 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02046)). …

    The FBI originally informed Judicial Watch they did not locate any records related to the tarmac meeting. However, in a related case, the Justice Department located emails in which Justice Department officials communicated with the FBI and wrote that they had communicated with the FBI. As a result, by letter dated August 10, 2017, from the FBI stated, “Upon further review, we subsequently determined potentially responsive documents may exist. As a result, your [FOIA] request has been reopened…”

    (Surprisingly, the Trump Justice Department refuses to disclose the talking points developed by the Obama Justice Department to help it respond to press inquiries about the controversial June 27, 2016, tarmac meeting between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.)
    Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton accuses the FBI of hiding the documents:

    The discovery does raise questions as to the FBI’s first representation to the court. They asserted under oath that no documents existed relating to the Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting. Honest mistakes are not subject to perjury, but given the lack of transparency on this case and the track record of hiding communications from FOIA suits in the previous administration (especially relating to Hillary Clinton, whose use of a private e-mail server was to thwart such oversight), a court may not be inclined to see this as an oversight. This was not a broad search for records over a long period of time; the meeting took place at a specific date and time, involved a known number of DoJ personnel, and any documentation produced should have been easily found.

    The size of the find seems curious, too. Granted, field reports tend to be detailed and verbose, but does it take 30 pages to document a supposedly impromptu meeting entirely focused on personal chit-chat, as Lynch and Bill Clinton later characterized it? That seems to indicate that the meeting was more substantial than advertised, and that again raises questions as to why the FBI couldn’t find thirty pages of documents related to it without the DoJ’s inadvertent disclosure in another case.

    But then again, who knows? Maybe it took thirty pages to cover a discussion about grandkids. But if that was the case, it’s tough to imagine that the FBI would have had this much trouble in finding them.

    https://hotair.com/archives/2017/10/14/surprise-fbi-finds-30-pages-clinton-lynch-tarmac-meeting/

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  13. I knew Bob had fucked a few sheep, but I did not know the extent of Bob's actions.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bob-weinstein-gets-emotional-depraved-harvey-saving-company-his-waking-nightmare-1048905

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    1. :)

      I had read that article too.

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    3. Bob wants his brother Harvey jailed.

      (he's trying to save the company)

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    4. "You will love my dick,"

      Price allegedly said to Isa Hackett, a producer on 'The Man in the High Castle,' who details a July 2015 incident at Comic-Con in San Diego.

      http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/amazon-tv-producer-goes-public-harassment-claim-top-exec-roy-price-1048060

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    5. No such assurances were made to the sheep.

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    6. Hackett says Price did not relent in the cab or once they arrived at the Amazon party. As she talked with other executives, she says that Price stepped close to her and loudly said, “Anal sex!” in her ear.

      Hackett says she reported the incident to Amazon executives immediately.

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    7. (esp. not on a married lesbian with children.)

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    8. Harvey is "A Wonderful Guy"

      Fashion designer Donna Karan on Sunday wondered if American women complaining about sexual harassment might be “asking for it” in a series of comments that ultimately ended with a defense of embattled movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

      During a red carpet interview in New York, Karan said Weinstein and his fashion designer wife, Georgina Chapman, were “wonderful” people — and that Weinstein is being treated as symbol of a larger problem.
      “It’s not Harvey Weinstein. You look at everything all over the word today, how women are dressing and what they’re asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble,” Karan told the Daily Mail.

      http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Donna-Karan-Defends-Harvey-Weinstein-Wonders-If-12265290.php

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4964380/Donna-Karan-defends-Harvey-Weinstein-blames-victims.html

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  14. Pokemon Go utilized by Rooskies to inflame racial tensions.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/russian-foreign-ministry-ridicules-cnn-report-country-meddling-us-affairs-pokemon-go-1048537

    ...probly inspired Kap's Piggy Socks.

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  15. 57 second video of wine country before and after.

    http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/media/Before-and-after-images-of-the-North-Bay-fires-1073239.php

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    1. Jeez.

      The Santa Rosa Hilton didn't come through so well.

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  16. These guys have over a half million man hours so far with ZERO injuries!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiThySl7KGg

    Kiewit, Omaha, Nebraska

    https://www.kiewit.com/

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  17. Self Service Beer Taps

    http://www.sanluisobispo.com/latest-news/article178541826.html


    Backwoods Bastard: 1 oz draft - $ 1.04 !

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    1. View all arrests reported in the San Luis Obispo area. LocalCrimeNews provides daily updates on arrests in all cities in California. Search for arrest records and crimes throughout the state.

      www.localcrimenews.com/welcome/cities/sanluis..

      That's all I come up with for $1.04.

      I searched the Q's and no Quirk reported in all of California.

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  18. U of Idaho Vandals 17

    West Virginia Mountaineers 0

    Half Time

    "At Home in the Dome"

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  19. .

    Trump Tax Plan

    While complaining about Trump's proposed tax plan a while back, I mentioned the 'doubling' of the standard deduction would be a good thing financially for me. Today, after reading this...

    FACT CHECK: Trump's tax plan, health care distortions

    and checking my 2016 tax filing, I found out two things:

    1. While the increase in standard deduction is pretty big, the 'doubling' claim for it doesn't appear to be factual.

    2. I will not be saving any money under the proposal. I will be breaking about even. This is because the plan also does away with the personal exemptions. While I might not suffer under the package, any couple with kids could suffer big time.

    TRUMP: "We are nearly doubling the amount of income that is based at the zero bracket." Democrats are "not telling you the truth, because they pretend there isn't a zero rate. And there is, and it's expanding very substantially under my plan." — Pennsylvania speech.

    THE FACTS: Some people who accept that statement at face value are bound to get sticker shock at tax time, if his plan is adopted.

    With the "zero" tax rate, Trump is talking about his proposed doubling of the standard deduction. While the higher standard deduction would exclude the first $24,000 in family earnings from taxes, the plan would also get rid of the personal exemption. The loss of the exemption would expose some families — particularly larger ones — to higher taxes than the doubling of the standard deduction...


    Trump has promised to 'simplify' the tax code by getting rid of many deductions. Examples of deductions he plans to keep are those for mortgage interest and charitable giving, deductions which mainly benefit the rich. The removal of the personal deduction is one he plans to get rid of. Doing so will hurt the young, the poor, and those with families. Trump's tax plan should be called 'Trump's Tax Plan to Further Aggrandize the Rich".

    Creating disincentives for having children hardly seems like a smart thing to do in a country whose fertility rate is below replacement. On the other hand, Trump has never been accused of being smart.

    The Gilded Toad: 'Hey, the middle class is going to love my tax plan. Right? Am I right?'

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    1. All Pub Presidents are idiots, all Democrat Presidents are geniuses.

      So sez the MSM.

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    2. "Trump has never been accused of being smart."

      The pitch perfect insight and brilliance of the MSM.

      ...and their ever faithful follower, Quirk.

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    3. .

      It's evident the twin has nothing positive to say about Trump himself so he is left with whining about those who point out the obvious.

      It must be frustrating for the old guy.

      Sad, so sad.

      .

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    4. I can say he's not stupid.

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    5. 'the twin' is not stupid.

      DougSat Oct 14, 09:19:00 PM EDT
      I can say he's not stupid.


      Neither of the twins are stupid.

      I can say that.

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  20. Rand says when he found that, he objected, and says it will be removed.

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    1. ...of course ap "fact check" will be found to be more accurate in the end.

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      Rand...says it will be removed.

      Good on Rand. I wish him luck. Hopefully, he will be able to rally the effort to counter Trump's obvious instinct to favor the rich over the poor and middle class.

      ...of course ap "fact check" will be found to be more accurate in the end.

      Well, not if Rand comes through on his promise. However, you don't sound very confident.

      Until Rand comes through, I guess we'll just have to go with the AP "fact check".

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  21. son bitch

    Appalachian State 23

    U of Idaho 20

    We had to work hard to lose that one in the 4th quarter.

    Next week ?

    Missouri, at Missouri

    Keep the faith Vandal Fans !

    out

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  22. "Free style rap is tennis without a net"

    GG

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  23. I call it "The Q Principle"

    Jen Rubin And The Malleable Principles Of Trump Derangement Syndrome
    Posted at 9:05 pm on October 13, 2017 by streiff

    One of the most amazing things about the Donald Trump presidency, thus far, is watching people who claim to be conservatives suddenly find that their closely and dearly held principles are offended by supporting something…except that only a year or so ago they were fervently in favor of the same thing. But rarely does life come at you quite as hard and fast as it came at Washington Post blogger and house “conservative,” Jennifer Rubin.

    Today, President Trump announced that he would not certify the Iran nuclear deal as being in the national interest. When he did so, pursuant to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, Congress then had the responsibility for deciding what to do next. (This is not a “punt,” this type of consultation is the way foreign policy is really supposed to work.)

    This is Rubin today:

    Trump’s Iran announcement backfires

    In short, at least on Day One of the new Iran policy, Trump has isolated the United States from allies, lost bipartisan support from Congress, shifted attention away from Iran’s non-nuclear conduct (e.g. support for terrorism, intercontinental ballistic missiles tests) to the United States’ hints about not living up to the deal. To boot, he revealed that his administration is incapable of doing the legwork needed to carry off a risky scheme that apparently was designed to pacify him after his reported “fit” after the previous certification. Other than that, it’s going great.
    Four huge risks from Trump’s temper tantrum over Iran

    The president’s decertification is, on one level, meaningless. It does not immediately change the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nor signal our intent to leave it. It is a political maneuver designed to assuage the president. The risk is that Iran will seize the high ground, China and Russia will support Iran in refusing to enter new negotiations and, when the January deadline for Trump to waive sanctions comes up, he will refuse to issue the waiver, which will activate sanctions and likely spell the end of the deal.

    In a perfect world with a competent and sane president, we would leave the JCPOA in place and move aggressively on non-nuclear items to pressure Iran, improve our regional alliances and gather support to fend off Iran’s regional aggression. Instead, because of Trump’s emotional meltdown, we are in a position in which everything must fall perfectly in place — Trump must control his impulses, Congress must act in bipartisan fashion, Iran must not get the diplomatic upper hand, etc. — to get an improved JCPOA even as there is a very significant risk this will unravel the entire JCPOA and set up a second nuclear confrontation. If, for example, Trump tomorrow fired national security adviser H.R. McMaster and/or other key players who “contain” the president, does anyone have confidence this strategy would not blow up the JCPOA?

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    1. This was Rubin before Trump was president:

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      Jennifer Rubin ✔@JRubinBlogger
      Iran is not honoring the deal, so why should we? http://wpo.st/4Mgm0
      12:56 PM - Nov 11, 2015
      Photo published for Opinion | Iran is not honoring the deal, so why should we?
      Opinion | Iran is not honoring the deal, so why should we?
      The Iran deal delivers on none of the administration's promises.
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      Jennifer Rubin ✔@JRubinBlogger
      Nearly every criticism of the Iran deal has come to fruition. http://wpo.st/hOgm0
      12:59 PM - Nov 11, 2015
      Photo published for Opinion | Iran is not honoring the deal, so why should we?
      Opinion | Iran is not honoring the deal, so why should we?
      The Iran deal delivers on none of the administration's promises.
      washingtonpost.com
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      Jennifer Rubin ✔@JRubinBlogger
      t was she who heralded the Iran deal as “an important step” and gave her “full-throated” backing http://wpo.st/NH621
      8:24 AM - Jan 7, 2016
      Photo published for Opinion | North Korea’s nuclear test shows how deluded Democrats really are
      Opinion | North Korea’s nuclear test shows how deluded Democrats really are
      Liberals cling to the fanciful foreign policy notion of "strategic patience."
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      The sham Iran deal has ushered in a new era of appeasement http://wpo.st/Wniu0
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      Photo published for Opinion | Iran lied: Another sign we’ve been had
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      Life comes at @JRubinBlogger fast. From "the deal has to go" to "in a perfect world, the Iran deal would stay in place."
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      The only thing that has changed is Obama is out and Trump is in. If anything, we know today that Iran is abusing the agreement where in 2015 we merely anticipated they would.

      Either Rubin was whoring for anti-Obama clicks in her opposition to the nuclear deal then or she’s whoring for anti-Trump clicks now in her opposition to Trump doing what she wanted done in the first place. This is the total absence of principle that has become the hallmark to the people who are pathologically opposed to Trump.

      Well, I shouldn’t say absence of principle because people like Rubin and others of her ilk are monomanically devoted to one principle: Trump-Hate.

      https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2017/10/13/jen-rubin-and-the-malleable-principles-of-trump-derangement-syndrome/

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    2. Rubin and others of her ilk are monomanically devoted to one principle: Trump-Hate.

      One might call it The Q-Ahab Syndrome.

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    3. Pics of Captain Quirk here:

      https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A86.J3Sa1uJZlz4AjoIPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Ahab&fr=yhs-adk-adk_sbnt&hspart=adk&hsimp=yhs-adk_sbnt

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    4. Captain Ahab

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

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    5. Quirk was against Rubin before he was for her.

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  24. Late Night Last Question O' The Day -

    Doug, do you think Quirk's credibility has totally collapsed yet ?

    (only one word answers considered)

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  25. Trump employs midjits.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpUJ68hSlfE

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  26. .

    The Doug and Bob Show

    The boys offer up approximately 3 feet of nonsense, pettiness, and banality with a hefty dose of rubbish, ephemera, and trumpery (Trumpery?) thrown in, all with an underlying theme of trying to discredit the Quirkster and his criticism of Trump.

    Of course, what they offer up is thin gruel, vapid and watered-down. They offer up insults rather than anything positive about their boy. They don't even deny the criticisms of Trump, they can't, so instead they offer us 3 feet of puerile ad hominem attacks and misstatements, something that has become the go-to defense of Trump, attack the messenger.

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    1. It was only 3 feet ?

      We must do better.

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    2. We shoulda had more to "offer up" :-)

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  27. With South Korea and the US militaries staging a joint naval drill this week, tension is expected to heighten on the Korean Peninsula amid worries that North Korea might carry out another provocation to protest against the show of force.

    Starting from Monday, the allies kick off a four-day joint naval exercise in the waters east and west of the peninsula. The exercise involves nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its carrier strike group.

    North Korea, which has renewed the threats to launch a ballistic missile toward US territory of Guam, has been spotted on various locations operating mobile launchers for ballistic missiles, according to the South Korean military.

    “Transporter-rector-launchers have appeared and disappeared repeatedly on multiple locations in North Korea,” a Seoul military official said Sunday under the customary condition of anonymity. “We assess they can carry out provocation anytime and therefore maintain enhanced surveillance.”

    North Korea has accused the joint drill as being a dress rehearsal for invasion even as the allies’ insisted that it was defensive in nature.


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  28. An apartheid nation ?

    Naw -

    LEFTISTS AND THE JEWS

    :Where the real war on the Jewish people isn't coming from.
    October 13, 2017 Rabbi Shalom Lewis

    If totalitarianism comes to the USA it will come from the left not the right."


    ....There is something rotten in Denmark, but also something rotten in America and here is the uncomfortable truth. The painful, confusing, disturbing truth. The great threat that we face as Americans and as Jews comes not from the Alt Right but from the Alt Left. Some are violent, rampaging criminals, others wear suits and ties, jeans and t-shirts. Some make no pretense of their disdain for America while others appear loyal citizens. Their tactics are different, but their goals are the same. They do not understand America nor American exceptionalism. We are a dangerously polarized society and have tumbled into a place of binary values that define who and what we are. This cultural divide will also define where we go as a nation. As Americans and as Jews we must pick a side. And though it should be an easy choice it is confusing because the Left claims the moral high ground, wrapped in what they define as tolerance, equality, sensitivity and decency when in truth, their agenda is intolerant, unequal, insensitive and indecent. “We are the champions of all that is good,” they cry out, when in fact they are on the wrong side of benevolence. They are the true bigots. The true oppressors. The true deniers of human rights. The true threat to authentic democracy.

    Let me provide a simple test to help us figure out what to do when our hearts take us in the direction of what we believe is tikkun olam, when we are motivated to march. To raise our voices. To donate resources in the hope of creating an improved society. There is no better way to distinguish between what is moral and what is immoral. What is good and what is corrupt than in the Middle East impasse between Israel and the Palestinians. Though neither side is without blemish, the difference between the two is huge and provides us the definition of good and the definition of evil.

    The Palestinians have steadfastly refused generous settlements from Israeli administrations, even the sharing of Jerusalem as capital. They still dream and chant of a homeland, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” No compromise. The Palestinians provide tens of thousands of dollars to families of terrorists who were killed. They hold parades to honor terrorists who murdered innocent children. They name parks and streets after barbarians who slaughtered entire Jewish families. They have built playgrounds with rubber toys of Jewish body parts for their children to reenact terrorist attacks. And a new strategy recently introduced: The Palestinian Education Ministry will give any student arrested for throwing Molotov cocktails at passing Israeli cars a passing grade in school.

    Meanwhile, a few kilometers from Ramallah, what does apartheid, genocidal, ethnic cleansing Israel do? She has provided medical attention for countless numbers of wounded Arabs fleeing the bloodshed in Syria. Arabs are voting members of Knesset. An Arab sits on the Supreme Court of Israel. In wars with ruthless enemies, Israel warns, as no other army does, of an impending attack so non-combatants can get out of the way. Arabs enjoy full civil rights. They worship as they wish. They shop alongside Israelis. They set up umbrellas on the beaches next to Israelis. They sit in buses next to Israelis. They are cared for in hospitals next to Israelis.....


    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268113/leftists-and-jews-rabbi-shalom-lewis

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    1. This is a v e r y l o n g and excellent talk given in a synagogue in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  29. "Dangerous" Don -

    Psychologists March To Demand “Dangerous” Trump’s Ouster

    Posted at 9:00 am on October 15, 2017 by Susan Wright

    https://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2017/10/15/psychologists-march-demand-dangerous-trumps-ouster/

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    1. This is all crap. If Trump were a malignant narcissist he would have gone into politics decades ago.

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    2. A Political History of Donald Trump's Publicity (1987-2011)


      Trump has a long record of saying anything on politics for a headline


      Way back in 1987, for example, he started buying full-page ads in newspapers in which he opined on national issues. Two weeks after a jogger in Central Park was brutally raped and left in a coma, he took out full-page ads in several newspapers calling for the death penalty for the "savages." (Contrary to Trump's assertion that he's always been cool with "the blacks," some said the ad was race-baiting.) There was another set that ran in the New York Times, Boston Globe and Washington Post (at a personal cost of $95,000) which proclaimed, "There's nothing wrong with America that a little backbone can't cure," according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. His flack tried to stoke a little political speculation by denying any plan to run for mayor, governor or Senator but added that Trump "will not comment about the presidency." In 2000, Trump wrote a faux presidential campaign book, The America We Deserve, which Slate's Dave Weigel actually bothered to read, in which Trump claimed that he was ready to lead America towards socialism (or at least single payer health care, just like they have up in Canada).

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    3. 1987, Robert"Draft Dodger" Peterson.

      That is thirty years ...
      THREE decades

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    4. See below, self confessed war criminal and dead beat dad and anti-semite.

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  30. He didn't go into politics. He went into buying full page letters to the editor of the newspaper, so to speak, and writing some unread book.

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    1. You are dumber than a rock, Draft Dodger.

      Politcal advertising is being involved in politics. Setting the ground work for a future run.

      Manipulation of the battleground of ideas, ie: politics, from 1987

      Three decades of malignant narcissism

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    2. A rock has consciousness, however heavily veiled, which is more than can be said for you, war criminal.

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  31. Donald Trump's presidential campaign of 2000 for the nomination of the Reform Party began when real estate magnate Donald Trump of New York announced the creation of a presidential exploratory committee on the October 7, 1999 edition of Larry King Live.


    1999 until now ...

    TWO DECADES of malignant narcissism

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  32. .

    malignant


    [muh-lig-nuh nt]

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    adjective

    1.
    disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred.
    2.
    very dangerous or harmful in influence or effect.



    Yeah, that sounds about right.


    I don't think anyone would argue about the 'narcissism' part.

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    1. Isn't 'malignant narcissism' the malady you diagnosed in ratso's case ?

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    2. If it wasn't MN, can you refresh me on what it was ?

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    3. .

      You and rat are the guys who are always bringing up past comments. Go look it up.

      Or better yet, try living in the moment.

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  33. Trump was trying to sell books -

    Trump focused his campaign on the issues of fair trade, eliminating the national debt, and achieving universal healthcare as outlined in the campaign companion piece The America We Deserve, released in January 2000. He named media proprietor Oprah Winfrey as his ideal running mate and said he would instantly marry his girlfriend, Melania Knauss, to make her First Lady. Critics questioned the seriousness of Trump's campaign and speculated that it was a tactic to strengthen his brand and sell books. Trump defended his candidacy as a serious endeavor and proclaimed that he had a chance to win the election. Though he never expanded the campaign beyond the exploratory phase, Trump made numerous media appearances as a candidate, traveled to campaign events in Florida, California, and Minnesota, and qualified for two presidential primaries. Veteran campaign strategist and longtime Trump aide Roger Stone was hired as director of the exploratory committee.

    Trump was just out to strengthen his brand.

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  34. Big city politics and high profile real estate developments are indivisible. To make big money, you have to be audacious, smart and ambitious. There is no more crooked game that DC politics. It is a money pot for grifters and gangsters:

    The Kennedy's
    Lyndon Johnson
    Al Gore
    Barack Hussein Obama
    Bill Clinton
    Hillary Clinton
    John McCain
    Harry Reid

    and all the hustlers in the US Senate and House of Representative, too many to mention.

    At least real estate developers don't get people killed in the millions and run up public debt in the trillions.

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    1. "Republicans, I observed, seemed to be finding life under Trump a lot harder than Democrats, and Rogers agreed.

      “You want to be a good member of the team.”

      ...by refusing to do everything you promised you would do for 7 years!

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