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Is this Michelle who used to call into Hoagie's show?  He's a self-identified she but got thrown out of a Japanese lesbian club for not having proper boobies or something.  There are some subtle nuances here I'm still learning.

I think either JJ or Norland posted a pic of Hoagland's Michelle. Fairly chunky human being if I remember correctly. Didn't look anything like the pic above.

Wild leap/dive over a catcher to avoid a tag and score a run.

This is rich...

Remember this?

Here is the photo of that Martian tree stump (plus close-up) that was in the news today.  The picture was taken by the rover Curiosity last March.  No sign of Big Foot but who knows.  Perhaps Martian Big Foot's dog paid the tree a visit, as Richard would say, "a...long...time...ago."

"Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech."

Down near the bottom, there is a part of a one dollar bill.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 10:00:23 PM »
This Politico article is a must read (albeit a little too long and lacking in pretty color photos for the typical Trump-hating, pants wetting lefties among us.)   The extent of the Obama Administration's incredible bungling, pusillanimous compliance with the demands of a sworn enemy of our Nation and criminal deceipt of the American people is without parallel in American History.   It amounts to aiding and abetting the enemy.

So is this one.


Politics / Re: Hillary Clinton
« on: Yesterday at 09:22:19 PM »

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 04:59:49 PM »
It seems to have taken a turn when he became NSA and didn't mention it. Even Pence was lied to apparently.

Your claims was that the act itself was illegal. The acts all happened before he became NSA. Trump dealt with the lies to Pence by canning him.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 04:55:39 PM »
Only hers was incompetence. His is deliberate association for profit with a foreign power without declaring it on his application for security clearance. Though I fail to see why it wasn't, nor why he had it granted with the videos of him and Putin and his article about Turkey. It was bound to come out. Trump either knew and didn't care, or didn't and should have.

So, bottom line is that Obama was incompetent since this started in 2015.   

You don't think the Obama administration didn't know that the ex DIA chief was traveling to Russia and sitting next to Putin?  Or was this all ok then since he was a Democrat?  It all seems to have taken a turn once he supported Trump.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 04:51:40 PM »
EAS DD214 he becomes a citizen. What he should have done was open up a foundation then he could have taken in a shit ton of money from everyone. That is where he screwed up hell he could have done that AND been in a public office big bucks.

I am sure his defense will be that his corporation took the funds, and that the funds came from legit companies that technically weren't a foreign government.

Hell, the work he did for Turkey seems to have been on a contract with a Dutch company.

I don't remember the questions on the security forms, but he might have answered them in a technically correct manner as an individual.

The fact that he registered after the fact as a foreign agent for Turkey, makes me wonder. Especially since he seems to have changed his stance on the Gulen extradition request in the fall of 2016.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 04:41:01 PM »
Then they might need to revise things. Especially if they didn't check his application was actually factual rather than alternative facts.

Yep.  They should have learned their lesson after having granted one to Hillary and having an SCF installed in her home.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 04:34:08 PM »
No. Trump should have had him vetted properly. Maybe extreme vetting? Maybe he was vetted but Trump decided it didn't matter anyway...The chant "Lock her up" that Flynn used so well must be ringing a bit hollow right now for him.

The DIA granted him a TS/SCI clearance. Most would consider that to be extreme vetting.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 04:29:35 PM »
Flynn is in trouble. Whether his actions in taking money from Russian and Turkish companies with links/influence to their governments, as in RL, can be deemed illegal has not yet been determined by the committee. However his lies about his connections and accepting the money may be what lands him in prison.

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel’s top Democrat, noted that knowingly falsifying or concealing information on a security clearance application form, called an SF-86, is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Chaffetz and Cummings sent letters to the White House and federal agencies last month seeking Flynn’s security clearance applications and other documents. The Defense Intelligence Agency, where Flynn formerly served as director, provided the committee with Flynn’s security clearance documents. Cummings said the White House refused to comply with the committee’s request for other documents.

Then there were those phone calls to Russia...

That raises the stakes of what so far has been a political scandal that cost Mr. Flynn his job. If the authorities conclude that Mr. Flynn knowingly lied to the F.B.I., it could expose him to a felony charge.' "

Like most things in DC, it is the coverup and talking around the truth that digs people a grave.

Like Martha Stewart. She didn't go to prison for insider trading. She went to prison for lying about it.

Trump should have known better than to appoint a Democrat. 

Of course, he can always invoke the Hillary defense and say he had no intent of breaking the law.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 03:45:14 PM »
"As a former military officer, you simply cannot take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else. And it appears as if he did take that money. It was inappropriate. And there are repercussions for the violation of law," Chaffetz said.

I'm sure you'll put him right though.

Where in that statement does it say foreign companies?

And I guarantee that the "or anybody else" is specious. 

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 03:32:36 PM »
End of second paragraph. Quote from Chavez. Perhaps he's wrong and should read this thread?

House panel: Flynn may have broken the law

You are reading words that are not there.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 03:24:57 PM »
...who as an ex general is forbidden to recieve money from foreign countries or companies without permission. He didn't declare it until the "fake press" pointed it out. Then a bit of a rewind, and the WH decided he should go because the VP had been lied to, seemingly unknowing about something the rest of the WH knew three weeks beforehand. Of course.

Please show me the statute that forbids taking money from foreign companies. I am not familiar with that one.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 03:07:46 PM »
Mike Flynn investigation....OH LOOK! Hillary!! Bill!!

You ignored the meat of the post that said foreign corporations are not foreign governments.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 03:05:31 PM »
Mike Flynn investigation....OH LOOK! Hillary!!

Mike Flynn investigation....OH LOOK! Trump!!

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:56:08 PM »
Thankfully Flynn was appointed by Trump and therefore free of the slings and arrows that would befall him if he'd been a Democrat...Funny how Flynn led the chant of 'Lock her up'; Seems he might be up against the wall in the showers.  ;D

If Flynn is guilty, he should be prosecuted. The only claim I have seen so far that makes me think he may be guilty of anything is when he registered his firm after the fact as a foreign agent for Turkey.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:52:53 PM »
There's more...

Michael Flynn Was Paid by Russian-Linked Firms, Letter Shows

That summer [2015], according to an invoice included with the letters, Mr. Flynn also received $11,250 from a Russian cargo airline named Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
According to Mr. Cummings’s letter, the company came under United Nations scrutiny after allegations of bribery surfaced involving two Russian officials serving at the United Nations. As part of that investigation, the United Nations removed the company in 2007 from its approved list of vendors, the letter said.

In October 2015, Mr. Flynn was paid another $11,250 by the firm, Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, which was founded by Eugene Kaspersky. Mr. Kaspersky’s Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab has long been suspected of having ties to Russian intelligence services. He studied cryptography at a high school run by the K.G.B. and Soviet Defense Ministry, and later worked for the Russian military.

The law is very specific.  Foreign corporations are not foreign governments. Did you ever look at the list of countries the Clinton's took money from?

Bill Clinton gave speech in Russia for $500,000 when his normal speaking fee was more like $250,000. This was during the time the uranium deal was being brokered.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:48:15 PM »
I'm not sure why it would be? Maybe unsavory to some but not sure why it would be illegal. The Clintons, just to name some, make a lot of money speaking before all kinds of people, including foreigners of various types. Hollywood takes in much $$ both in investments and in sales from foreign entities. Obama's FCC encouraged foreign ownership and investment in US-based media companies:
“Review of Foreign Ownership Policies for Broadcast, Common Carrier and Aeronautical Radio Licensees under Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act of 1934, as Amended.”
And, of course, the Gore/Al Jazzera fiasco that ultimately failed but made him a lot of money.

Clinton accepts $28 million from Morrocco to try to get Lisa Jackson of the EPA to shut down a US competitor in the phosphate mining business, when Lisa Jackson leaves the EPA under her own email scandal, and then goes to work for the Clinton Foundation and no one bats an eye.

I guess is is different when you label yourself as the "Senator from Punjab".

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:42:20 PM »
So if there's nothing illegal about Flynn's activities, Trump should have nothing to worry about and I'm sure he will be happy to cooperate with the investigation.

In 2015, Flynn received about $45,000 for attending Russian state TV network RT’s gala dinner in Moscow, where he sat next to Russian president Vladimir Putin. He also received$530,000 for consulting work that likely benefited the Turkish government while working as a top adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign.

“As a former military officer, you simply cannot take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else,” Chaffetz said. “And it appears as if he did take that money, it was inappropriate and there are repercussions for a violation of law.”

Cummings called it “simply unacceptable” that the White House had refused to comply with the committee’s information request but stopped short of saying that the administration was blocking its investigation.

From the article you posted earlier, it said they referred them to the DoD. Doesn't seem like they "blocked" anything.

Have you ever applied for a security clearance?   The last two times I did, I submitted the paperwork directly to the Defense Investigative Service. I was given a blank application and a preaddressed envelope to seal it up in. My employer did not get a copy of the application. They only get a yes/no answer after the background check.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:18:11 PM »
Hmm....I wonder why the White House wouldn't want to cooperate with a legal investigation into possible criminal activity by former national security Trump appointee?

White House blocks Flynn document request

The White House has informed a US congressional committee that it will not comply with a request to release documents related to a former aide. It rebuffed a request by the House Oversight Committee, which is probing payments received by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Did you read the article?

The oversight panel wanted to see his application for security clearance before he joined the White House administration in January.
But the White House referred the request to the Defence Department.
White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said in a letter on 19 April that he would be "unable to accommodate" the request because it relates to Mr Flynn's actions before joining the White House.

I don't know the details...
Mr Flynn received more than $33,000 (£25,700) from Russian broadcaster RT for giving a speech at its Moscow gala. He was seated at a table next to the Russian president.

But it seems unclear on whether or not accepting money from Russian broadcasters is really illegal.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: April 24, 2017, 10:47:48 PM »
Notice that one is KNYE.  That's bordering on a gimme.  At the rate it appears to be going, it may soon be the only one. 

It doesn't make much difference to me, though.  I wouldn't be listening no matter the number.  I catch Snorge on occasion, just because it's good for a Nooryism laugh.  MITD just makes me sad, at best.

KCAA only plays the first 3 hours. They never extended the show when it went to 5 and then 4 hours. They ran OSOM for awhile, but it looks like Fred finally gave up on Hoagland.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: April 24, 2017, 09:03:24 PM »
Here's a Bellgab tip.  If you can, run off the last 10 pages and use them to wipe.

LPT: Let the ink dry first.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trum
« on: April 24, 2017, 06:45:15 PM »
Bullshit!  The LA Times-USC Poll was the only one that was even close as I pointed out in the Hilliary thread before the election.  It had to do with sampling size and range of participants, phrasing of questions and poll periodicity (LAT-USC samplings were virtually continuous vs. weekly, biweekly etc.) I've seen those claims before and I've also seen them debunked in depth and detail.  In fact, most of the name brand polls have owned that they had it wrong and said that they were reviewing their methodologies.  Some said that they failed to give adequate consideration to the speed and reach of internet based information exchanges/outlets. Russians.



Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: April 24, 2017, 05:20:48 PM »
Farage? The coward that is scared to run as a candidate. Funny that. Guess he's too busy being the gofer between Assange and Trump.

So, now Farage is Russian?

Random Topics / Re: Things That Annoy You
« on: April 24, 2017, 05:19:38 PM »
Well, isn't this just lovely.

BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders

WhenI read that earlier, I was shocked that authorities would not release the video because they were juveniles and it would violate their privacy. What is wrong with these morons in charge? 

Actually surprised that it wasn't live streamed by at least two of the deadbeats.

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