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New frontiers in sucking: Why is the Trump campaign selling plastic straws?

New frontiers in sucking: Why is the Trump campaign selling plastic straws?


Via: JohnRussell  •  127 comments  •  8 minutes ago
The right's bizarre plastic-straw fetish is about making a lack of empathy central to conservative identity Why is the Donald Trump  campaign so obsessed with drinking straws? In the midst of a news cycle focused on how much Trump is centering white nationalism in his 2020 presidential campaign, there was another story that just weird enough to...
Aug 23 7:01pm @14 Ah, don't people know that using straws (plastic, paper or gold/whatever) leads to wrinkles around the mouth?  (Hey, I may be old and fat, but I am still quite vain.)
Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in Manhattan jail cell, autopsy report says

Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in Manhattan jail cell, autopsy report says


Via: TᵢG  •  63 comments  •  49 minutes ago
Aug. 16, 2019, 3:38 PM CDT  /  Updated Aug. 16, 2019, 4:31 PM CDT By   Tom Winter, Rich Schapiro, Jonathan Dienst and Doha Madani Jeffrey Epstein's death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, the   medical examiner's office   said Friday. The determination capped days of speculation   and conspiracy theories   after the wealthy financier and accused sex trafficker was found...
Aug 23 6:15pm @5.1.19 "..." Yes, absolutely.  I've actually stopped a couple of suicides because the person became happy for no discernable reason.   When I was investigating completed suicides, I would have loved...
Aug 20 7:20pm @10.1.4 I don't know if it was purposeful, but incompetent?  Hell, yes.
Aug 19 3:43pm @5.1.13 "..." OMG, that is SUCH a red flag.  It may mean that the person has made the decision to suicide and now feel hopeful that their troubles will soon end. Many billionaires, or just very wealthy,...
Aug 19 3:34pm @5.1.12 "..." The door handle would be enough (depending on the type of door handle.)  I know of multiple completed suicides by hanging that involved plumbing.  Light fixtures are also another...
Aug 19 3:29pm @10.1.2 Well, he was placed on suicide precautions then, but the big question is -- why was the SP removed?
Aug 18 9:17pm @10.1 Agree.  He should have been on a 1:1 suicide watch the minute he was denied bail.  
Aug 18 9:14pm @6.1.2 "..." Agree.  Manner and cause of death are medically determined conclusions, not legal one.
Aug 18 9:13pm @5.1.7 Or we have had a lot of experience investigating all five manners of death.
Aug 17 8:55pm @8.1 "..." Cardiac arrest is what happens when you die; it is not an official cause of death. Also, it is important to point out that very few people can pronounce death.  Jail guards are not in that...
Aug 17 8:52pm @7.2 "..." Agreed.  Anyone who abused those children deserves to spend the rest of their lives in jail.  I don't care about their politics or their position in life.  Child molesters will not get any...
Aug 17 8:48pm @6.2 "..." I have seen pantyhose used, too.  (Although, I doubt pantyhose was used in this case.) I don't give in to any of the conspiracy theories. Neither do I.  I've seen this so many times....
Aug 17 8:45pm @5.1.5 "..." Most likely, the cause of death is asphyxiation 2/2 hanging.  I have seen this far too often and had to be the one to sign the death certificate.
Aug 17 8:39pm @2.1.4 "..." Yes, there are still a lot of questions to be answered, but that does not include the manner of death. I knew he was suicide risk the minute bail was denied.  I have investigated too many...
Aug 17 8:36pm @2.4 "..." OMG, we agree!  I have had to investigate far too many of them.
Trump again says he is 'very seriously' looking to end birthright citizenship

Trump again says he is 'very seriously' looking to end birthright citizenship


Via: Tessylo  •  106 comments  •  14 minutes ago
Trump again says he is 'very seriously' looking to end birthright citizenship   Dylan Stableford   15 hours ago   Eight months after first raising the idea ,  President Trump on Wednesday said his administration is again “very seriously” looking into ending the practice of conferring U.S. citizenship...
Aug 23 6:06pm @12.1.16 "..." This refers to whether or not they are subject to our laws.  Diplomatic immunity keeps foreign diplomats from being arrested -- or even being forced to pay a traffic ticket.  Therefore,...
Aug 23 6:00pm @12.1.14 "..." The Ark decision is well known.  It has been discussed here in multiple posts.  If you still don't know about it, you can Google it.  
Aug 23 5:56pm @7.1.5 "..." If you are born in this country, you are a natural born citizen and, therefore, you are not here illegally. Taken to the extreme, enemy combatants could give birth to citizens just by...
Aug 23 5:52pm @4.1.6 "..." Some of those words are very close to Chamorro, yet they are from completely different linguistic trees.  Have you lived on Samo'a? And, to your later comment, I agree.  It is a travesty...
Aug 23 5:47pm @4.1.5 "..." I am not surprised.  Samo'ans are very patriotic.  I really don't understand why they don't have natural born status; they should.
Aug 22 8:56pm @12.1.8 "..." How about the SCOTUS in 1898?  They said if you are born here, you are a citizen by birth.
Aug 22 8:49pm @7.1.3 "..." US v Ark was decided 6-2.
Aug 22 8:47pm @7.2 "..." If people actually understood the Constitution and/or Civics, it would not be an issue.  It is clear under the 14th Amendment and United States vs Wong Kim Ark.
Aug 22 8:40pm @6.1.37 "..." They already have.  See United State v Wong Kim Ark.
Aug 22 8:38pm @6.1.36 "..." And if one parent was a citizen and the other not (yet) a citizen?  My father's families were here long before Trump's, but my mother only moved here when she married my father.  She became...
Aug 22 8:35pm @4.1 A more pertinent interpretation came from the Supreme Court itself.  See United States vs Wong Kim Ark.  You might also want to review the 14th Amendment (upon which US v Ark was decided).  Then...
Op-Ed -------This Isn’t the Madman Theory. This Is a Madman President.

Op-Ed -------This Isn’t the Madman Theory. This Is a Madman President.


Via: JohnRussell  •  28 comments  •  6 hours ago
The Daily Beast › This Isn’t the Madman Theory. This Is a Madman President. Rick Wilson August 22, 2019 At this moment, on another Earth, a man is locked in a padded cell, nodding to the gibbering chorus of voices in his head and smearing out his manifesto on the grimy walls of the asylum using a jagged fingernail and his bodily...
Aug 22 9:10pm @4.1 Agree.  It is time to take a look at how we can invoke the 25th Amendment.  I don't think Trump is in touch with reality.
I went to the store today and finally used my discount.

I went to the store today and finally used my discount.


By: †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  •  41 comments  •  an hour ago
Share your experience? What kind of discounts do you get?
Aug 22 8:02pm @4.2.2 "..." I like that!
Aug 22 7:59pm @3.3.5 Thanks.  I will consider it.
Aug 20 7:45pm @4 I have learned to ask for discounts, especially military discounts.  I can also get AAA and elderly discounts in many places.  Now I will have to join AARP and get their discounts, too. Mostly, I...
Aug 20 7:43pm @3.3 "..." Does that go for widows, too?  If so, I may actually eat at a Jack in the Box.  Do they have anything vegetarian or vegan?
Trump has spent years financially compelling people to attend his rallies

Trump has spent years financially compelling people to attend his rallies


Via: Tessylo  •  59 comments  •  3 days ago
Politics Trump has spent years financially compelling people to attend his rallies   Grace Panetta, Business Insider   1 hour 5 minutes ago   Gerry Broome/AP President   Donald Trump   has frequently accused protesters and activists of being paid by powerful liberal forces, but many the attendees at his own events were...
Aug 20 7:18pm @4.1.3 "..." There are far too many to list.  However, these should serve as a starter: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/donald-trumps-fondness-projection-proves-be-problem...
Aug 19 3:53pm @4 Despite his own disdain for supposedly paid protesters, Trump himself has benefited from people being paid to attend his events, both in his capacity as a political candidate and as president....
Mike Pence's vulgar mistake about Christianity

Mike Pence's vulgar mistake about Christianity


Via: Don Overton  •  257 comments  •  2 days ago
Vice President Mike Pence's   commencement address   at Liberty University this weekend was largely a predictable affair. But along with the platitudes and politicking came the part that   made headlines , the part where Pence warned his audience they'd leave Liberty to live and work in a country that doesn't particularly like them: [M]y message to all of you in the Class of 2019 is —...
Aug 19 4:28pm @3.2.61 "..." Well, I haven't been on this seed for quite a while and, therefore, never read your comments. As to who decides what is medically necessary, it should be the doctor and the patient -- not...
Steve King Says He Deserves Apology Over Coverage Of His Rape, Incest Comments

Steve King Says He Deserves Apology Over Coverage Of His Rape, Incest Comments


Via: Tessylo  •  7 comments  •  4 days ago
Politics Steve King Says He Deserves Apology Over Coverage Of His Rape, Incest Comments   Hayley Miller, HuffPost   21 hours ago   Rep.  Steve King  (R-Iowa) said Republican leadership and “ vibrant left-wing media ” owe him an apology over their response to recent comments he made while...
Aug 19 4:11pm @6 Iowans “know it’s a misquote and they know that [the Associated Press] has, I’ll say, retracted the quote Then, what was it that we all saw and heard in the video?  How stupid does he think we...
Reza Aslan Calls For Genocide Against Trump Supporters.

Reza Aslan Calls For Genocide Against Trump Supporters.


Via: Heartland American  •  64 comments  •  6 days ago
Reza Aslan is not mincing words when he talks about “eradicating” Trump supporters. on CNN contributor and liberal intellectual Reza Aslan is calling for the “eradication” of Trump supporters. In a series of aggressive tweets directed toward the President and those who voted for him, Aslan remarked – in response to the mass shooting in El Paso – that President...
Aug 17 8:25pm @7.1.11 Thank you.  I will keep them in mind.
Aug 16 5:27pm @7.1.8 One thing I have noticed is that, no matter how far apart two people are on some issues, they can always find something in common.  Our commonalities hold us together and our differences add spice....
Aug 15 7:00pm @7.1.6 I'll have to plan a trip up there.  Maybe I should drive all the way to Seattle where I have relatives. (Thank you for permission to go off-topic.)
Aug 14 6:13pm @7.1.3 I have lived up and down the Coast from San Jose area to San Diego.  (Naval bases!)  However, I have not been further north than San Francisco.  (However, I have seen a lot of Oregon and I love...
Aug 13 8:18pm @7.1.1 I am against all forms of violence.  Wide-spread murder will never cut it with me.  (PS I love the Central Coast.)
Aug 12 7:44pm @7 Reza openly called for the genocide of Trump supporters. Wow.  NOT COOL!  Look, I am no Trump supporter, but this goes too far.
Fox News poll shows Trump losing to Biden, Warren, Sanders and Harris

Fox News poll shows Trump losing to Biden, Warren, Sanders and Harris


Via: JohnRussell  •  73 comments  •  3 days ago
A Fox News poll released Thursday showed  President Trump  losing head-to-head matchups against four of the top Democratic presidential primary contenders. The poll  found Trump with 39 percent support among registered voters in head-to-head matchups against Sens.  Bernie Sanders  (I-Vt.),  Kamala Harris  (D-Calif.), and  Elizabeth Warren  (D-Mass.). The poll found Sanders...
Aug 17 8:14pm @6.2.4 "..." William Weld, former Republican Governor from Massachusetts, is.
Aug 16 5:49pm @4.1 And 32 percent are less likely to attend a large-scale event since the recent shootings - I've gotten to that point.  A mass shooting at the Garlic Festival?  Then followed by two more in a week!...
Never Trump ex-Republican: Why I'll vote for almost any 2020 Democrat

Never Trump ex-Republican: Why I'll vote for almost any 2020 Democrat


Via: JohnRussell  •  68 comments  •  6 days ago
Never Trump ex-Republican: Why I'll vote for almost any 2020 Democrat I'm good with anyone who is mentally stable and in no way sympathetic or beholden to a hostile foreign power. That's it. Policy just doesn't matter. I don’t care if Sen. Elizabeth Warren is a mendacious Massachusetts liberal. She could tell me that she’s going to make me wear waffles as...
Aug 17 8:04pm @6.2.7 "..." Probably as many times as they have said it about the Dems. Unfortunately, for now, there are glaring demographic problems with which the GOP must conquer.  Millennials are overwhelming...
Aug 17 7:57pm @6.2.6 "..." That does not follow the evidence:: Source: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2018/06/14/trump-owns-a-shrinking-republican-party/ If that doesn't convince you, think of the notable...
Aug 17 7:41pm @5.3.10 "..." And, just where did I say any of that?
Aug 17 7:38pm @1.1.10 "..." And voter suppression.
Aug 16 6:16pm @6.2 "..." Most of them are now ex-Republicans.
Aug 16 6:15pm @5.3.7 "..." Yeah, that is what really scares me.  America was built in immigration and assimilation.  He wants only rich, old, white men to be in charge.  Women are only here to serve men, even if they...
Aug 16 6:06pm @1.1.6 "..." Really? In Pew Research Center surveys conducted in 2017, 37% of registered voters identified as independents, 33% as Democrats and 26% as Republicans. When the partisan leanings of...
Trump suggests opening more mental institutions to deal with mass shootings

Trump suggests opening more mental institutions to deal with mass shootings


Via: MrFrost  •  170 comments  •  21 hours ago
(CNN)President Donald Trump said Thursday that the US should build more mental institutions to   deal with mass shooters. "We're going to be looking at that very closely and we're looking at the whole gun situation. I do want people to remember the words mental illness. These people are mentally ill and nobody talks about that, but these are mentally ill people. And people have to...
Aug 17 7:32pm @8.2.24 "..." Actually, Red Flag Laws do require judicial review, aka "due process."
Aug 17 7:22pm @4.3.7 "..." Legally and medically, you are wrong.  Sanity and insanity are defined in terms of the ability to understand reality. Many know what they are doing, know that it is illegal (and immoral)...
Aug 17 7:17pm @4.2.9 We know have enough information to understand that most mental health issues are problems with the neurotransmitters.  It is a physical condition, not a condition of failed morality or whatever....
Aug 16 6:49pm @11 Okay, let see if I understand this.  We are going to put mass murders in mental health facilities, right?  But, how do we know who will become a mass murderer?  I guess we will have to wait until...
Aug 16 6:40pm @6.3 "..." These "crimes" tend to be petty crimes, like trespassing or shoplifting (food) or "public disturbance" (talking to themselves in public. THE MENTALLY ILL ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE THE VICTIM...
Aug 16 6:36pm @5.2 EXACTLY!
Aug 16 6:35pm @4.3.1 Not necessarily.  there are many forms of mental illness (such as personality disorders) where they might want to kill and yet they are in total touch with reality.  (Think Ted Bundy)
Aug 16 6:34pm @4.2.7 "..." Thank you, Tessy.  I am so sick of the mentally ill being thought of a dangerous.  This fallacy is one of the factors the deter people from receiving mental health help.
Trump bashes NH protester: 'That guy’s got a serious weight problem'

Trump bashes NH protester: 'That guy’s got a serious weight problem'


Via: Tessylo  •  25 comments  •  6 days ago
Trump bashes NH protester: 'That guy’s got a serious weight problem'   Rebecca Morin, USA TODAY   9 hours ago   WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump insulted a protester's weight Thursday evening at his rally in Manchester, New Hampshire. “That guy’s got a serious weight problem,” Trump said as several protesters were escorted...
Aug 17 7:10pm @4.1.7 According to Pew Research, the higher the education, the greater the disapproval rating for Trump.
Aug 17 7:00pm @1.3.1 I used to weigh even more -- and I was still thinner than Trump.
Aug 16 6:53pm @4.1.3 "..." Well. they all loved it when he said "I love the poorly educated."  (I wonder if either he or his supporters realized what an insult that was.)
Stephen Colbert Thoroughly Debunks Trump’s ‘Wild’ Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theory

Stephen Colbert Thoroughly Debunks Trump’s ‘Wild’ Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theory


Via: Tessylo  •  52 comments  •  2 days ago
Stephen Colbert Thoroughly Debunks Trump’s ‘Wild’ Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theory   By matt.wilstein@thedailybeast.com (Matt Wilstein), The Daily Beast   Mon, Aug 12 9:48 PM EDT   Stephen Colbert didn’t know he could still be “shocked” by President Trump’s behavior. Then this weekend happened.  “It’s kind of...
Aug 16 7:00pm @1.1.3 "..." And Trump has more, especially connections in the DOJ (who runs the prison). The evidence points to murder, not suicide Actually, the CME just ruled it a suicide.  While I don't know all...
How to protect yourself from government phone scams

How to protect yourself from government phone scams


Via: TᵢG  •  94 comments  •  4 days ago
Advice on how to detect and deal with the ever-increasing scammers scaring people by pretending they are from the government.
Aug 16 5:32pm @3.2.6 "..." Most likely, they are lacking empathy.  They simply don't care.  They feel that it is your own fault if you get caught in their scam, I guess.
Aug 16 5:31pm @3.1.11 "..." I have ATT and they do the same thing for me.  Unfortunately, too many numbers make it through. As for your doctor's office, I wonder if you put the number in your contact list, would ATT...
Aug 15 6:57pm @15.4 OMG.  Thank you so much.  That was hysterical.  I really needed the laughs.  Gotta love Ted Talks.
Aug 14 6:47pm @10.1 Hysterical!  I especially like the part about returning the engagement to Walmart.
Aug 14 6:37pm @4.4.1 "..." Cancelled?  Like a credit card?  Too stupid.  I hope you laughed at them.
Aug 14 6:36pm @4.2.2 That was great!  I've tried something similar.  In one case the guy threated to rape me (using extreme lewd language.)  I hung up.  He then called me back (with a different number) and continued...
Aug 14 6:22pm @4.1.4 I had a call from the "IRS" (Indian Revenue Service?) but they gave me enough information to sound legit.  Fortunately, I did not answer the call but they left an e-mail.  I didn't call the number...
Aug 14 6:18pm @3.1.6 "..." Same here.  I am so sick of these calls.  I tried reporting them to the FCC but nothing ever changed. If they call and don't leave a voice mail, I check to see how many times they have...
The Threat of 'Socialism'

The Threat of 'Socialism'


By: TᵢG  •  298 comments  •  5 days ago
Senator Daines has submitted a resolution to ban ' socialism ' in the USA.   In effect, this resolution is stating that any policy that can be labeled ' socialism ' is a threat. It is one thing for people to talk loosely about a term, but when a self-contradicting meme becomes the subject of a proposed resolution it is difficult to suspend disbelief that many of our elected officials...
Aug 16 5:22pm @1.1.81 "..." Yep.  Once you are in the VA health care system (a socialized from of medicine), you have a system with really good outcomes.  As I said before, top five year in and year out.
Aug 15 7:16pm @2.2.36 "..." I think we may be talking about apples and oranges.  It seems you are talking government spending (please correct me if I am wrong) and I am talking about personal expenditures.  Government...
Aug 15 7:10pm @1.1.80 "..." Yes, it does now (and has for a couple of decades.) Personally, it bothers me how far our benefits have fallen.  TFL is one of the few good changes.
Aug 14 5:55pm @1.1.78 Thank you, Sparty.  Normally, I would consider Forbes to be a reliable source.  However, the author made several mistakes.  For instance, he is forgetting the government's promise to cover all...
Aug 13 8:49pm @1.1.76 "..." I tried to find a citation for this but I could not.  Could you give me one, please?  Seriously, I would likely to learn more about this.
Aug 12 7:06pm @2.2.30 "..." As I stated, with only one "insurance", billing departments could be a lot smaller.  This, in itself, will result in savings.
Aug 12 7:04pm @2.2.29 "..." In other words, business expenses would also decrease.
Aug 11 8:30pm @2.2.26 "..." From https://dplindbenchmark.com/healthcare-billing-process-the-cost-of-doing-business/ But what commonly goes unnoticed is that a good portion of the medical cost is NOT related to actual...
Aug 11 8:25pm @2.2.25 "..." Yes, this seed is about socialism and socialized medicine/insurance.  My example of the Canadian system is appropriate to the discussion.  (I would use the English system, too, but I don't...
Aug 11 8:15pm @1.1.74 "..." DRGs were in practice at the time.  Don't forget, drive through deliveries were the norm back then. Yes, military hospitals are not "public", but they are an example of socialized medicine...
Aug 11 3:00pm @1.1.72 "..." After my first child was born, I was allowed to decide when I was ready to go home; this was in the days of "drive through deliveries."  BTW, my children were both born in military...
Aug 09 7:48pm @2.2.21 "..." BTW, that  is exactly how private insurance works now.  It is pooled risk.
Aug 09 7:45pm @2.2.20 "..." How true!   Medicare has a 5% overhead while the private insurance industry balked at being limited to a 20% overhead.  There would be a lot of savings right there. Another area where we...
Aug 09 7:40pm @2.2.19 "..." That is not quite accurate.  In Canada. there are no co-pays, etc.  You simply go the doctor when you need to and they bill the government.  So, your costs would go from 22K to 10K, a...
Aug 09 7:17pm @1.1.70 "..." "Post" is singular and therefore refers to only one post.  I was replying to a specific post and that post (singular) does not mention the military. Since I don't have time to go back and...
Aug 09 7:11pm @1.1.69 "..." You are correct.  The VA (and the military) have outcomes on par with the Mayo Clinic (top 5 year in and year out.)
Aug 09 7:03pm @1.1.66 "..." Yes, I completely agree on this issue.  My concern is that we are using the proper terms when referring to health care.  It does make a difference.
Aug 09 7:00pm @1.1.65 "..." Will I do?  Not only am I a health care professional (for decades), I have also served on boards that determined employee health care insurance coverage.  I also have relatives in both...
Aug 09 6:55pm @1.1.63 "..." At least with the government making the decisions, we can vote them in or out, depending on how we feel about their coverage.  That is what they did in Canada.  I have discussed this with...
Aug 09 6:51pm @1.1.62 "..." I went back and reread 1.1.27.  There was no mention of the military.
Aug 08 7:20pm @2.2.13 "..." Look, no one knows exactly how much per person a single payer would costs.  However, let's look at your 10K example.  How much do you pay in premiums and co-pays each year?  (For the...
Aug 08 7:13pm @1.1.42 From https://www.healthinsurance.org/glossary/socialized-medicine/ Socialized medicine is, by definition, a health care system in which the government owns and operates health care facilities and...
Aug 08 7:04pm @1.1.41 "..." Medicare for All is not socialized medicine.  You will get to pick your doctor, hospital, etc.  It is, however, socialized insurance.
Aug 08 7:02pm @1.1.40 Doctors and patients won't be making your healthcare decisions with government ran healthcare. Bureaucrats will be. As someone who has had medical care/insurance through the military for most of...
Aug 07 7:27pm @7 Hmm. how does the First Amendment impact this measure?
U.S. Rep. Steve King: If not for rape and incest, 'would there be any population left?'

U.S. Rep. Steve King: If not for rape and incest, 'would there be any population left?'


Via: Tessylo  •  29 comments  •  one week ago
Politics U.S. Rep. Steve King: If not for rape and incest, 'would there be any population left?'   Robin Opsahl, USA TODAY   45 minutes ago   Rep. Steve King told an Iowa crowd Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest throughout human history. "What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone...
Aug 14 6:58pm @11 My hobby is genealogy.  I have traced a couple of my lines back to the 1600s.  When do I run into the incest and rape?  I've been looking for a good scandal.
Why Men Like to Date Older Women

Why Men Like to Date Older Women


Via: TᵢG  •  14 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By:  Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. More younger men date and marry older women than we realize. We remember famous Hollywood pairings like Demi Moore and her 16-years-younger husband Aston Kutcher. But many other couples have an even more significant age gap.  French President Emmanuel Macron is married to a woman 24 years his senior, who was a teacher at his high school. They met when...
Aug 12 7:36pm @8.1 [Deleted] [Karri, it's better to make use of the flag at the bottom right of the comment to alert the mods if you think there's a problem.  This prevents discussions from being derailed into meta....
Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking victim named Bill Richardson, George Mitchell in newly released documents

Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking victim named Bill Richardson, George Mitchell in newly released documents


Via: KDMichigan  •  19 comments  •  2 weeks ago
A woman who has long claimed disgraced money man Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with powerful men named two prominent Democratic politicians - former Sen. George Mitchell and ex-New Mexico governor and Clinton cabinet official Bill Richardson - in documents unsealed Friday by federal prosecutors in New York. Friday's revelations came from more than 2,000 documents that were unsealed...
Aug 12 7:24pm @4.1 In most states, in-custody deaths are automatically investigated.  It is currently being investigated and an autopsy has already been preformed.  We will not find out about the details of the...
Aug 11 1:51pm @2.1.1 "..." He had been off suicide watch for several days.  The question really is who made that decision and why.
Aug 11 1:50pm @1.3.2 "..." The preferred terms are attempted suicide and completed suicide.  Your term implies that he died twice.
Aug 10 8:08pm @5 If the named individuals did molest and/or raped those girls, they belong in jail.  I don't care about their politics. I don't care about their past, current or future status.  If they molested...
Yikes! Biden: ‘Poor Kids Are Just As Bright And Just As Talented As White Kids’

Yikes! Biden: ‘Poor Kids Are Just As Bright And Just As Talented As White Kids’


Via: †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  •  104 comments  •  one week ago
Oh my, this one may just do Sleepy Joe in… Via   NY Post: Gaffe-prone presidential hopeful Joe Biden put his foot in his mouth during an Iowa campaign stop on Thursday when he told a group of predominately Asian and Hispanic voters that “poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids.” Biden committed the stunning blunder while speaking about education at a...
Aug 12 7:17pm @15.3.6 "..." You are correct.  Typo.  I did mean concerned.
Aug 11 2:36pm @15.3.4 I really like Warren but I am considered about her heritage.  Look, I do a lot of family research (my hobby) and I know how family stories can be distorted.  I am sure she was told she had NA...
Aug 11 2:33pm @15.2.14 "..." Ahh, have you read Vol II of the Mueller report?  It is pretty obvious that there were at least ten instances of obstruction of justice by Trump.
Aug 11 2:29pm @15.2.13 "..." Conspiracy to commit election fraud.  And, before you go off on me, it is for the money transfers he made at the end of the election cycle.  It is exactly why Michael Cohen is in jail....
Aug 10 6:19pm @15.3.1 "..." I completely agree.  I haven't decided who to endorse, but Biden is not at the top of my list.
Aug 10 6:16pm @15.2.9 "..." YET.  However, he has been named an unindicted co-conspirator.
Aug 10 6:14pm @15.2.8 "..." Well, I guess you are right about that.  Obama and Biden were never laughed at when giving a speech at the UN.  Obama and Biden didn't suck up to dictators while annoying our allies....
Aug 10 6:09pm @7.1.10 Hey, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's probably a duck.  Trump's history is full of racist and bigoted actions and words.
Aug 09 8:15pm @15 I see you cut off the end of that sentence.  If you had watched a bit longer, you would have seen that he recognized his gaffe and tried to correct.  You will see it here:...
The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger .......On Saturday, President Trump spread a conspiracy theory accusing the Clintons of murdering Jeffrey Epstein

The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger .......On Saturday, President Trump spread a conspiracy theory accusing the Clintons of murdering Jeffrey Epstein


Via: JohnRussell  •  84 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
August 10, 1969: SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—President Nixon accused his predecessor Lyndon Baines Johnson of complicity in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Speaking with reporters on the first day of a 10-day stay at his Pacific Ocean vacation home …. Of course, that never happened. Obviously. How could it, how dare it? But  had it happened, such an accusation—by a...
Aug 11 9:06pm @5.1.18 Sorry, BF, I read your post after I posted.  I am not a twit so I refuse to use twitter. Okay Scarborough said something really crazy on twitter.  However, your post said it was "all over MSNBC."...
Aug 11 8:56pm @5.1.17 "..." Which Joe?  Joe Scarborough is only on Mon-Fri and the news did not come out until Saturday.
Aug 11 8:49pm @4.1.19 "..." I have, both volumes.  Have you?  It is quite clear that Barr's interpretation did not exactly match the Mueller report.  In Vol I, it showed many connections between Russians and people...
Aug 11 8:42pm @3.3.4 "..." A study done a couple or years noted that local channels were the most accurate news source.  (Fox, BTW, was the least accurate.) all the talking heads couldn't understand how such a thing...
Aug 11 2:51pm @5.1.12 "..." Neither has Trump's -- or anyone else's.  Personally, I think it was a suicide.  I have seen multiple suicides just like this.  Family members and loved ones, though, frequently do not...
Aug 11 2:49pm @5.1.11 "..." Can you give me a citation for this?  I haven't heard anyone blame the Russians.
Aug 11 2:44pm @4.1.13 "..." Could you please give us a citation for this?
Aug 11 2:43pm @3.3.2 "..." Considering the only thing I've heard is that the murder scenario is a conspiracy theory, I doubt this is true.  That includes all my local channels, BTW.  To which media outlets are you...
Did Jeffery Epstein Kill Himself Because He Had Remorse For His Evil Deeds Or Because He Didnt Want To Live Without Wealth And Privilege

Did Jeffery Epstein Kill Himself Because He Had Remorse For His Evil Deeds Or Because He Didnt Want To Live Without Wealth And Privilege


By: JohnRussell  •  155 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Accused child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein hung himself in his jail cell overnight.  Why? Was he ashamed of himself beyond bearing?  Or was he overcome with despair at the prospect of spending the rest of his life without wealth and power?  Epstein's is a story of the power of money.  He became rich through "financialization" the technical term for moving money around and getting...
Aug 11 1:59pm @1.1.19 That may be how they do it in jails.  That would account for the high number of jail suicides, IMO. Furthermore, Daniel Engber has the byline on this article.  He is not a mental health professional.
Aug 10 7:54pm @16.1 "..." My research shows otherwise.  It is frequently a cause of suicide.  Most years it is the second or third most common cause of suicide, but in years of recession/depression, it can rise to...
Aug 10 7:48pm @7.1.6 "..." It is very likely.  As soon as he was arrested and denied bail, I've thought he was a high risk.  He was too spoiled to spend any time in prison.
Aug 10 7:44pm @5.4 "..." It depends on what type of suicide watch s/he is on.  It can be a very quick action; even the guard going to the bathroom would be enough time. Besides, he had been taken off suicide watch.
Aug 10 7:36pm @1.2.8 "..." As someone who has investigated multiple jail suicides, I disagree. Look, this guy was facing the real probability of spending the rest of his life in jail.  I am sure he doesn't believe...
Aug 10 7:32pm @1.1.17 "..." Thank you for this information.  Suicides in jails are much more common than most people realize.
Aug 10 7:29pm @1.1.16 "..." This is insufficient.  (See my previous posts.)  It is also ignoring many possible means of suicide.
Aug 10 7:25pm @1.1.15 "..." This could have been another suicide attempt that didn't complete.  At that point, he should have been sent to a mental health unit on the highest suicide protocol (one-to-one, no more than...
Aug 10 7:22pm @1.1.14 "..." Was he on a strict suicide watch?  What are the protocols at the jail for this?  If it was just q 5-15 minute checks, it would be very easy.  One can complete suicide in a very short time...
Hollywood Film Depicts Trump Supporters Being Hunted for Sport by Liberals

Hollywood Film Depicts Trump Supporters Being Hunted for Sport by Liberals


Via: Heartland American  •  132 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Kathy Griffin claims she can’t get work following her photoshoot with a decapitated and bloody Trump head, but don’t let that fool you. Hollywood clearly still likes the idea of promoting violence against people who aren’t good and obedient leftists, because Universal Pictures is set to release a thriller called The Hunt on September 27, which features left-wing “elites” hunting Trump...
Aug 10 8:01pm @13.2.17 "..." Best news I've had all day.
Aug 08 7:57pm @11.1 Or, better yet, no one coming to see this pos.  I guess they can make a film of anything, but I don't have to see it.
20 Killed In Mass Shooting In Texas Walmart - Possible Anti-Migrant Hate Crime

20 Killed In Mass Shooting In Texas Walmart - Possible Anti-Migrant Hate Crime


By: JohnRussell  •  362 comments  •  2 weeks ago
@BreakingNAlertsBREAKING: Unconfirmed reports say a man with an AK-47 has opened fire in the parking lot/building of Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas.
Aug 10 6:55pm @11.1.80 "..." Yeah, I know.
Aug 09 6:12pm @11.1.73 "..." Do you really want a high school drop out performing your heart surgery?
Aug 09 6:09pm @11.1.72 "..." What about the 15th Amendment?
Aug 08 7:43pm @26.1.15 Thank you.
Aug 07 5:22pm @26.1.8 "..." I have heard this statement far too long to let it go.  Comments like this show an extreme ignorance of the mentally ill.  It will force those with problems to go further into the shadows...
Aug 04 8:41pm @25.2.11 "..." Try these: https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/fbi-director-white-supremacist-violence-poses-a-pervasive-and-persistent-threat-in-u-s/...
Aug 04 8:27pm @18.5.6 "..." From https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/08/04/mass-shootings-what-congress-doing-gun-control/1916451001/ In February this year, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8:...
Aug 04 8:16pm @18.5.5 "..." First of all, I want to apologize for thinking faster than I can type.  I should have said these bills were passed by the House.  Mitch will not bring it to the Senate. Second of all, I...
Aug 04 8:03pm @11.1.20 "..." Don't you remember what Trump said after he came down the escalator?  He talked about Mexicans being rapists.  THAT is when the divisiveness began.  However, I realized what an idiot he is...
Aug 04 12:15pm @26 I woke up this morning to the news that an additional mass shooting in Dayton.  Two in 24 hours.  Three in one week.  250 so far this year.  Why is this happening?  When will it end?
Aug 04 12:01pm @18.5.1 "..." There is already one that has been passed but Moscow Mitch will not bring it to the Senate.  Do you think this will finally get him to protect the American people and not the lobbyists?...
Biden: Trump ‘fanning the flames of white supremacy’

Biden: Trump ‘fanning the flames of white supremacy’


Via: JohnRussell  •  26 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Joe Biden on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of "fanning the flames of white supremacy" in his most aggressive attack yet on the character of the man he would like to defeat in 2020. "Trump offers no moral leadership," Biden declared in Burlington, Iowa. The president "seems to have no interest in unifying the nation." Biden's remarks, which have been echoed in some form...
Aug 10 6:47pm @4.1.10 "..." OMG.  If you didn't see the landslide of racism, I can't help you. As for the tweet -- if you notice, when DJT writes a tweet, there are problems with spelling and grammar.  Also, he tends...
Aug 10 6:39pm @4.1.9 "..." Exactly.  Hostage videos.  It is so clear he is being forced to read it and that he doesn't believe a word of it.
Aug 09 6:42pm @4.1.2 That was the hostage video to which I did refer.  Do you have one where he is speaking off the cuff?  All I can remember are comments like "very fine people on both sides" referring, in part, to...
Aug 08 7:38pm @4.1 "..." Other than in his hostage video, can you tell me when he condemned bigotry and racism? divisive rhetoric. Serious question:  When did he ever say anything that was truly unifying?
Aug 07 7:12pm @2.2 "..." I wasn't routing for Biden in the primaries.  After today's speech (which I watched live), I am changing my mind.  Yes, he was very Presidential.  I may just change my mind about voting for...
CNN Commentators bury ‘gutless’ Trump for boast about crowd size when confronted with gunshot victims

CNN Commentators bury ‘gutless’ Trump for boast about crowd size when confronted with gunshot victims


Via: JohnRussell  •  85 comments  •  2 weeks ago
CNN’s Baldwin and Setmayer bury ‘gutless’ Trump for boast about crowd size when confronted with gunshot victims Reacting to a video of Donald Trump bragging in an El Paso hospital about the crowds he draws while visiting survivors of a mass shooting at a local Walmart, CNN host Brooke Baldwin, and regular Tara Setmayer did nothing to disguise their disgust...
Aug 09 5:44pm @4.1 "..." Agree.  He is psychologically incapable of empathy.
Aug 08 8:08pm @3.2.4 "..." Whether or not this is true, it is clear that Trump's vitriol has given permission to racists to act on their vile beliefs.
Trump: All El Paso shooting patients being treated at hospital 'refused to meet with president'

Trump: All El Paso shooting patients being treated at hospital 'refused to meet with president'


Via: Tessylo  •  15 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Politics Trump: All El Paso shooting patients being treated at hospital 'refused to meet with president'   Tom Embury-Dennis, The Independent   2 hours 0 minutes ago   Every   El Paso mass shooting   patient being treated at a local hospital refused to meet with   Donald Trump   when he visited, a spokesperson for the...
Aug 08 8:23pm @8.1 According to the seed: The newspaper reported some of the victims did, however, meet a number of locally elected officials, including Democratic congresswoman Veronica Escobar.
Aug 08 8:20pm @4.1.1 He really needs to be told the truth about how we really feel about him.  The big question, though, is -- would he hear it?  Would he care?
Sen. Ted Cruz: El Paso Shooting Was 'Act Of Terrorism And White Supremacy'

Sen. Ted Cruz: El Paso Shooting Was 'Act Of Terrorism And White Supremacy'


Via: Krishna  •  23 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke out Sunday about the El Paso, Texas, shooting in which the suspected gunman ― a 21-year-old white man who may have shared a white supremacist manifesto online before the attack ― killed at least 20 people at a Walmart, injuring dozens more. “As the son of a Cuban immigrant, I am deeply horrified by the hateful anti-Hispanic bigotry expressed in the...
Aug 06 6:04pm @3.1.4 I've posted this before, but I will repeat it here.  These are the two acts passed by the House but McConnell has refused to bring it to the Senate: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R....
Aug 05 10:03pm @3 The senator then called Saturday’s violence “a heinous act of terrorism and white supremacy,” calling on the nation to “speak clearly to combat evil in any form it takes.” OMG!  I agree with Ted...
The Only Thing Trump Should Say Right Now Is “I’m Sorry” -    It’s long past time for him to do so.

The Only Thing Trump Should Say Right Now Is “I’m Sorry” - It’s long past time for him to do so.


Via: JohnRussell  •  52 comments  •  3 weeks ago
As this article so thoroughly points out, Trump's political career has been one racial and ethnically motivated example of hate speech after another.  The evidence is overwhelming.  https://thebulwark.com/the-only-thing-trump-should-say-right-now-is-im-sorry/  ...for there to be any hope of healing during this presidency, the only thing Donald Trump can say is: “I’m sorry,...
Aug 05 10:20pm @6.2 "..." One thing many people don't know is that narcissists actually have a very frail ego covered by a thin veneer of bravado.  If a narcissist ever admits he is wrong, he will destroy the veneer...
Aug 05 10:11pm @4.1.17 "..." This truly sounds like it only a small minority of "them".  The rest of the comment speaks for itself.
We must call the El Paso shooting what it is: Trump-inspired terrorism

We must call the El Paso shooting what it is: Trump-inspired terrorism


Via: Krishna  •  13 comments  •  2 weeks ago
‘Trump’s rhetoric is infused with notions of violence and dehumanization’. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images L ast year, when a rabid, anti-immigrant antisemite murdered 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue, I called it an act of domestic terrorism inspired by the ideology of Trumpism. The shooting took place during the height of the 2018 midterm campaign when Trump was...
Aug 05 9:56pm @1.1 Did you hear him reading his scripted speech this morning?  He looked and sounded like a hostage who is forced to read something he didn't believe.
Trump Blames The Media For White Nationalist Violence

Trump Blames The Media For White Nationalist Violence


By: JohnRussell  •  160 comments  •  one week ago
(tweet this morning) Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 7m The Media has a big responsibility to life and safety in our Country. Fake News has contributed greatly to the anger and rage that has built up over many years. News coverage has got to start being fair, balanced and unbiased, or these terrible problems...
Aug 05 9:43pm @9.2.31 Can it be used to kill 9 people and wound 14 more in less than 30 seconds?
Aug 05 4:33pm @9.2.13 "..." Assault weapons are weapons of mass destruction.  
Aug 05 4:31pm @9.1.3 I have heard the same, TG.  Between embezzlement and loss of membership, the NRA may be headed towards life support.
Trump DNI Nominee Is Too Pro-America to Suit the Elites

Trump DNI Nominee Is Too Pro-America to Suit the Elites


Via: Heartland American  •  22 comments  •  3 weeks ago
President Trump has finally given the Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, the boot. The Trump-hating collusion kook (Turn)Coats was a Reince Priebus hire a couple of years ago, so this comes not a moment too soon. Coats is currently slow-walking all of Attorney General Bill Barr’s Russiagate declassification efforts. He also helped John Bolton derail Trump’s North Korea peace...
Aug 03 5:54pm @5.1.2 "..." I certainly hope so; she is more than qualified.
Aug 02 8:35pm @5.1 I actually liked Coats.  He was not afraid to speak truth to power.  Hopefully, his second-in-command will take over the position until someone with real credentials can be appointed.  
Aug 02 8:33pm @3.1.1 No.  However, there are still some politicians who can put country ahead of party. BTW, it is clear that I was correct in saying he was unqualified.  He padded his resume.  Now, his name haws been...
Aug 01 3:33pm @3 From your seed: From The Guardian, “US President Donald Trump’s nomination of an inexperienced but loyal partisan to become the director of national intelligence (DNI) is an attempt to...
Aug 01 3:29pm @1.1 "..." First of all, you should read his book for more information on this.  It actually makes great sense. Second of all, my late worked with Panetta when he was our Congressman for the good of...
Money from a retirement program for the US military is set to be diverted to pay for Trump's border wall

Money from a retirement program for the US military is set to be diverted to pay for Trump's border wall


Via: Tessylo  •  14 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Money from a retirement program for the US military is set to be diverted to pay for Trump's border wall Nicole Einbinder   3h The Supreme Court decided last week that Department of Defense funding could be used to construct sections of President Donald Trump's wall at the US-Mexico border. Programs set to lose...
Aug 03 5:30pm @4.3.2 "..." Actually, you continued to receive more of your base pay -- 2 or 2.5% per year.
Aug 02 10:54pm @4.3 Thanks for the link.  I am not in that system since my husband died fifteen years ago.  I don't know how I feel about this program.  I guess it is good for those who don't plan on 20+ years of...
Aug 02 10:49pm @3.3 I just hope it doesn't include money for military widows.  I relay on that money. Oh, and, yes, military widows vote, too. Dear Mr. Trump, the military aren't like the green army toys you had as...
Trump Sues to Stop House From Getting His New York State Tax Returns

Trump Sues to Stop House From Getting His New York State Tax Returns


Via: Tessylo  •  203 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Trump Sues to Stop House From Getting His New York State Tax Returns   Andrew Harris and Laura Davison   15 hours ago   (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump sued to block the Democrat-led U.S. House Ways and Means Committee from obtaining his tax records from New York state, in the latest attempt to keep his personal financial information out of...
Aug 02 9:45pm @6.1.28 "..." Actually, that is exactly what the intelligence agencies have said.
Michael Moore : Michelle Obama Would Crush Trump In The Election

Michael Moore : Michelle Obama Would Crush Trump In The Election


Via: JohnRussell  •  187 comments  •  11 hours ago
Academy Award winner  Michael Moore, who correctly predicted that President Donald Trump would upset Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election , told NBC's Brian Williams on Thursday that the best candidate to unseat the commander-in-chief is former first lady Michelle Obama. "We have to have a candidate who is beloved by the American people and who is outside the...
Aug 02 9:05pm @3.1.5 Good list.  However, I do have one request -- please do not place Trump in a LCDR uniform.  He is not worthy of it.
How Not Racist Is Trump?  Uh,  The Only Black Republican In Congress Is Quitting Politics Because Of Trump's Racism

How Not Racist Is Trump? Uh, The Only Black Republican In Congress Is Quitting Politics Because Of Trump's Racism


By: JohnRussell  •  29 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Will Hurd did not specifically mention Trump, but the message is clear. He cannot defend Trump and wants to leave the seat for the Democrats to scoop up in the 70% Latino district.  Will Hurd is not a communist, he's not a snowflake, he's not a socialist, he's not a race baiter.  He is a center-right self described "conservative" who has had enough of the charades and farces that take...
Aug 02 8:48pm @3.2.1 "..." Actually, Hurd was the only black GOP in the House.  Tim Scott (R-SC) is the only black GOP in the Senate.  He is up for re-election in 2022.