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Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8161 on: January 24, 2018, 09:17:59 PM »

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8162 on: January 26, 2018, 10:18:29 AM »
Well well. My enemy's enemy...

http://www.businessinsider.com/george-soros-calls-facebook-google-menace-society-obstacles-innovation-2018-1

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The billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros has launched a blistering and multipronged attack on Facebook and Google, arguing the tech giants' size and "monopolistic" behavior had made them a "menace" to society, damaged democracy, and encouraged "addiction" akin to gambling companies.

Speaking on Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Hungarian businessman said that "social-media companies influence how people think and behave without them even being aware of it," adding that they have "far-reaching adverse consequences on the functioning of democracy, particularly on the integrity of elections."

Facebook's and Google's size, he argued, means they have become "obstacles to innovation." He called for significantly more regulatory oversight of the companies, holding up the European Union competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, as a model that other regulators should emulate.


Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8163 on: January 26, 2018, 12:32:15 PM »
Well well. My enemy's enemy...

http://www.businessinsider.com/george-soros-calls-facebook-google-menace-society-obstacles-innovation-2018-1

He’s just mad because he’s pissed away 100s of millions buying and owning the demokkkrat party, the media, and fake protests. And what’s it gotten him? A Republican House, Senate, and President.

And why? Was it For the same reasons Republicans have always acquired and maintained power? Like Strong national security? A strong economy via lower taxes and less regulations? An uplifting pro American message?

Nope, it’s because of a 100 grand spent by The Putin on The Facebook and The Russian Tweeter bots.






Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8164 on: January 26, 2018, 01:14:44 PM »
He’s just mad because he’s pissed away 100s of millions buying


I knew I could depend on you to post meaningless memes to support your version of events..  ::)

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8165 on: January 26, 2018, 01:36:55 PM »
More on the recent SCOTUS case involving "Peaches" or, "the bachelor party without a bachelor" case. Hilarious stuff. But could be a bad precedent- make sure you know the owner of the property before you go to a party. Make sure there is a bachelor if you attend a bachelor party. Haha.
http://www.scotusblog.com/2018/01/opinion-analysis-police-prevail-case-peaches-party/

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8166 on: January 28, 2018, 01:18:01 AM »
No wonder liberals are always screaming and throwing a fit. We already knew liberalism is a mental disorder, but now a study says they are ugly too.

https://www.indy100.com/article/conservatives-republicans-more-attractive-left-wing-lefties-hotter-rolfe-daus-peterson-carl-palmaer-8181196

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8167 on: January 28, 2018, 05:12:37 PM »
This article says that this mayor accepted an $8000 bribe in an undercover sting in August, 2012. The FBI just “completed” their investigation. Is the delay because the Obama DoJ did not want to indict a democrat mayor?

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/27/florida-democratic-mayor-removed-office-accused-corruption-fbi-sting/

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« Reply #8168 on: January 28, 2018, 06:23:10 PM »

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« Reply #8169 on: January 28, 2018, 06:30:16 PM »


You mean you're not going to write an essay describing just why I should watch it?! PASS! ::)

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8170 on: January 28, 2018, 06:45:40 PM »
We'll address your abuse of the Quote button at another time.

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8171 on: January 29, 2018, 10:42:05 PM »
Looks like Danny Tarkanian from Nevada may have done some funny business back in 2012.





Re: Republican Train Hits Truck
« Reply #8173 on: January 31, 2018, 11:25:05 AM »
Train carrying some Republicans hits truck.
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/31/train-carrying-republicans-wreck-photos-video/
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/31/politics/congress-train-accident/index.html

How is it political?   Deep state conspiracy to derail a train? Damn risky because one of the truck passengers is dead the other critically injured.  :-\

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8174 on: January 31, 2018, 11:28:30 AM »
Looks like Danny Tarkanian from Nevada may have done some funny business back in 2012.





Trump did exactly the same thing. He syphoned off 'charity' money to feather his nest.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/#5c420f346b4a

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/06/06/report-trump-used-kids-cancer-charity-funds-business/102565070/

Re: Republican Train Hits Truck
« Reply #8175 on: January 31, 2018, 11:34:42 AM »
How is it political?   Deep state conspiracy to derail a train? Damn risky because one of the truck passengers is dead the other critically injured.  :-\
Just because a bunch of Congressmen were on the train and that is how the news is playing it, so I posted in the Political thread. It doesn't look like terrorism, deep state plots, or whatever but an accident.

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8176 on: January 31, 2018, 11:36:37 AM »
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is dropping corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey, according to a court filing on Wednesday, just days after the trial judge weakened the case by throwing out several counts.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-prosecutors-drop-corruption-case-against-sen-menendez-171146188.html

ACLU pissed off that Trump used the word "America" too many times in his speech. One notes that the first word in the ACLU is "American."  :o
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/aclu-complains-trump-said-america-more-80-times-his-speech-its-exclusionary

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8177 on: January 31, 2018, 11:41:33 AM »
Wow!!! I'd never heard of this bloke, but luckily he wasn't found with his hand in the cookie jar...Who knows what he'd do if he had?

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-politics-42894232/minister-lord-bates-quits-for-being-late-to-debate


Trey Gowdy not seeking reelection
« Reply #8178 on: January 31, 2018, 11:56:31 AM »
Starr going to be disappointed.  :'( Trey Gowdy not seeking reelection reportedly. But maybe he could get appointed to a judgeship, prosecutor, or Justice even?
http://www.goupstate.com/news/20180131/trey-gowdy-not-seeking-re-election-to-congress

Re: Trey Gowdy not seeking reelection
« Reply #8179 on: January 31, 2018, 12:04:52 PM »
Starr going to be disappointed.  :'( Trey Gowdy not seeking reelection reportedly. But maybe he could get appointed to a judgeship, prosecutor, or Justice even?
http://www.goupstate.com/news/20180131/trey-gowdy-not-seeking-re-election-to-congress

Maybe he needs his face re-waxing?  :)

Re: Trey Gowdy not seeking reelection
« Reply #8180 on: January 31, 2018, 12:58:15 PM »
Starr going to be disappointed.  :'( Trey Gowdy not seeking reelection reportedly. But maybe he could get appointed to a judgeship, prosecutor, or Justice even?
http://www.goupstate.com/news/20180131/trey-gowdy-not-seeking-re-election-to-congress
The next Special Counsel? Sessions’ replacement?

Re: Trey Gowdy not seeking reelection
« Reply #8181 on: January 31, 2018, 01:06:13 PM »
The next Special Counsel? Sessions’ replacement?

Fingers crossed! ;D

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« Reply #8183 on: January 31, 2018, 07:18:30 PM »



She is not wearing shoes like that anymore, if she ever did, this is more like it due to her drinking, health concerns, stumbling, and what-not:

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8184 on: January 31, 2018, 07:44:27 PM »




Blech! Just thinking about that horrible pant suit makes me feel sick. :o

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8185 on: January 31, 2018, 07:58:19 PM »
She is not wearing shoes like that anymore, if she ever did, this is more like it due to her drinking, health concerns, stumbling, and what-not:



Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8186 on: January 31, 2018, 10:44:29 PM »
I should make a thread for news from Australia considering all the stupid crap that is happening on a constant basis.

For example, the government lost classified documents because they were locked in a filing cabinet sold at a second hand furniture store:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-31/cabinet-files-reveal-inner-government-decisions/9168442

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8187 on: January 31, 2018, 10:46:31 PM »
I should make a thread for news from Australia considering all the stupid crap that is happening on a constant basis.

For example, the government lost classified documents because they were locked in a filing cabinet sold at a second hand furniture store:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-31/cabinet-files-reveal-inner-government-decisions/9168442

I saw that. It is amazing some times how lackadaisical politicians can be handling classified.

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8188 on: January 31, 2018, 10:54:47 PM »
I saw that. It is amazing some times how lackadaisical politicians can be handling classified.
I like how they mention that Federal Police (FBI equivalent) has lost 400 documents in the past five years and another 200 were left in an office by a vacating politician, and yet these are both unrelated to the ones left in the filing cabinet.

Now it's causing fallout, with the Australian equivalent of the Secret Service raiding the offices of the ABC to secure the documents and a former Prime Minister suing them for publishing the story as they did.

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #8189 on: January 31, 2018, 11:39:55 PM »