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Intel Committee Chief Schiff: 'This was a shakedown'
« Reply #330 on: September 25, 2019, 04:44:33 pm »
"Trump Call to Ukraine was a CLASSIC MAFIA SHAKEDOWN" - Intel Committee Chief Schiff

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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/26
« Reply #331 on: September 26, 2019, 05:51:58 am »

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The Trump whistleblower raised concerns about the 'unusual' way the White House handled records of his call with Ukraine's president

www.businessinsider.com - A US intelligence official who filed a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump has expressed concerns about how the White House handled records of a phone call between Trump and Ukrain…


Trump deflects and defies as Democrats speed up impeachment strategy

www.washingtonpost.com - President Trump takes questions Wednesday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. (Jason Szenes/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) By Philip Rucker , Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Emai…


Acting director of national intelligence threatened to resign if he couldn’t speak freely before Congress on whistleblower complaint

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Why the House Democratic Caucus Was Able to Move So Rapidly Toward Impeachment

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Trump Is Panicking

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I Wrote About the Bidens and Ukraine Years Ago. Then the Right-Wing Spin Machine Turned the Story Upside Down.

theintercept.com - It’s strange to see my journalism twisted, perverted, and turned into lies and poisonous propaganda by Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and their enablers. But that’s what has happened to a news story I …


Brexit: Bercow calls for end to 'toxic culture' after furious response to Johnson performance – live news

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"They’re Murdering My Son" Father of Julian Assange Tells of Anguish

www.mintpressnews.com - Julian Assange’s father, John Shipton, gave an interview to Strategic Culture Foundation over the weekend. After arriving from his home country of Australia, Shipton is visiting several European stat…


Police Release Body Cam Footage of Ronald Davis’ Killing

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Opinion | These officials better lawyer up

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Public Retirement Funds and Universities Are Financing Empower Texans, a Far-Right Lobbying Group, New Report Reveals

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The Return of the Condottieri? How Military Drones are Changing the World

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Goldman Sachs just released a 34-page analysis of the impact of climate change. And the results are terrifying.

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Israel Worship Is White Nationalism For Boomers Too Cowardly To Demand Their Own Ethnostate

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IPCC report: Sea levels could be a metre higher by 2100

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‘I would like people to panic’ – Top scientist unveils equation showing world in climate emergency

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Is your tea steeped in plastic?

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Humankind Did Not Live With A High-Carbon Dioxide Atmosphere Until 1965

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Poll: 51% Of Young Voters Believe Humanity Could Be Wiped Out Within 15 Years

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Boston Dynamics' Scary Quadruped Robots Are Now Roaming the World Free

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How holes in the burning Saudi oil fields narrative could draw the US into a war with Iran

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Starvation may force nations to war

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Re: Intel Committee Chief Schiff: 'This was a shakedown'
« Reply #332 on: September 26, 2019, 05:54:30 am »
"Trump Call to Ukraine was a CLASSIC MAFIA SHAKEDOWN" - Intel Committee Chief Schiff

Hillary Clinton's IT guy was not available for comment.

Whistleblower says Donald Trump tried to hide the evidence of his collusion with foreign leaders on a private server
Bill Palmer



Late on Wednesday night, multiple major news outlets reported that the whistleblower report had been declassified, and that a redacted version could be released as soon as Thursday morning. This gave a green light for people knowledge of the report to begin leaking the non-classified details, and sure enough, a key component of the report leaked sometime after midnight.

It turns out Donald Trump and his White House were so eager to keep all records of Trump’s communications with foreign leaders hidden, they moved them to a “separate computer network” from where they would normally be stored, according to a late night bombshell from the Washington Post. To us this sounds an awful lot like they’re describing a private server of some kind. Whether it’s on government owned computers or not, it’s still being stashed on the wrong server. That’s rather ironic.

During the 2016 election cycle, Donald Trump and the Republican Party pushed a nonstop narrative about how Hillary Clinton did something shady and/or illegal by using a private email server while she was at the State Department. In reality, she only did this for the same reason the two Secretaries of State before her did it: the State Department email server was notoriously unreliable. And she was fully cleared in the end, because she never knowingly viewed classified information from that server.

But now we’re learning that Donald Trump and his regime stashed things on some kind of private server for the very shady reason of trying to hide the evidence of Trump’s collusion with foreign leaders, in the hope no one would find it. This sounds like it’s going to get very ugly, very quickly.

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"Trump Call to Ukraine was a CLASSIC MAFIA SHAKEDOWN" - Intel Committee Chief Schiff

Hillary Clinton's IT guy was not available for comment.

Whistleblower says Donald Trump tried to hide the evidence of his collusion with foreign leaders on a private server
Bill Palmer



Late on Wednesday night, multiple major news outlets reported that the whistleblower report had been declassified, and that a redacted version could be released as soon as Thursday morning. This gave a green light for people knowledge of the report to begin leaking the non-classified details, and sure enough, a key component of the report leaked sometime after midnight.

It turns out Donald Trump and his White House were so eager to keep all records of Trump’s communications with foreign leaders hidden, they moved them to a “separate computer network” from where they would normally be stored, according to a late night bombshell from the Washington Post. To us this sounds an awful lot like they’re describing a private server of some kind. Whether it’s on government owned computers or not, it’s still being stashed on the wrong server. That’s rather ironic.

During the 2016 election cycle, Donald Trump and the Republican Party pushed a nonstop narrative about how Hillary Clinton did something shady and/or illegal by using a private email server while she was at the State Department. In reality, she only did this for the same reason the two Secretaries of State before her did it: the State Department email server was notoriously unreliable. And she was fully cleared in the end, because she never knowingly viewed classified information from that server.

But now we’re learning that Donald Trump and his regime stashed things on some kind of private server for the very shady reason of trying to hide the evidence of Trump’s collusion with foreign leaders, in the hope no one would find it. This sounds like it’s going to get very ugly, very quickly.


Indeed.

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Bomb squad responds to suspicious package at Sanders’ Burlington office

By Aidan Quigley

Sep 26 2019, 4:46 PM

A Vermont State Police bomb squad truck is parked at the top of Church St, outside Sen. Bernie Sander’s office. Photo by Aidan Quigley/VTDigger

URLINGTON — Vermont State Police bomb squad and Burlington Police responded to a report of a suspicious package at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ office Thursday.

Sanders’ Church Street office and the building it is in was evacuated, BPD deputy chief Jon Murad said.

“Out of an abundance of caution we evacuated his offices and the building as we assess it,” Murad said.

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Burlington Police received a call about the package, which came in the mail, from Sanders staff at 11:42 a.m.

Murad said at 4:15 p.m. that law enforcement was continuing to assess the package.

Murad said there were no plans to close Church Street as police deal with the situation.

Another suspicious package was delivered to Sanders’ St. Johnsbury office earlier this month, prompting a response from police, firefighters and state hazmat crews.

St. Johnsbury’s fire chief said an electronics company had sent the empty box so the senator’s staff could return something.

This story will be updated

https://vtdigger.org/2019/09/26/bomb-squad-responds-to-suspicious-package-at-sanders-burlington-office/

Agelbert NOTE: TPTB know Senator Sanders is a greater threat to them than ever before. Expect more of this, which will never be admitted as such publicly, state sponsored intimidation and terrorism. >:(

I hope they do not succeed in their despicable campaign to intimidate Sanders.

Back in 2016 TPTB tried ignoring him, then mocking him. That did not work. Sanders would have won the Democratic nomination and the presidency in 2016. That's why 😈 Hillary Clinton, a card carrying representative of TPTB, had to rig the primaries against Sanders.

2020 Presidential Candidate Sanders, though no media outlet or "official poll" will admit it, is America's favorite Candidate for POTUS. So now the jackals are being brought in. >:( 

If a 'suspicious package' had been delivered to Moscow Mitch's offices, this would be all over the news. For Sanders, a champion of we-the-people and the last hope we have for JUSTICE in the USA, all you hear is crickets.
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Bomb squad responds to suspicious package at Sanders’ Burlington office

If a 'suspicious package' had been delivered to Moscow Mitch's offices, this would be all over the news. For Sanders, a champion of we-the-people and the last hope we have for JUSTICE in the USA, all you hear is crickets.

Well certainly. #MoscowMitch is TPTB's well placed boy to ensure no semblance of democracy breaks out to interrupt corporate rule.

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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/27
« Reply #336 on: September 27, 2019, 07:48:38 am »

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Humanity will outlive climate change and nuclear war, no matter how bad it gets

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Trump and his right-wing

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Trump writes the GOP impeachment playbook: Scorched earth. But will it work?

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Whistleblower painstakingly gathered material and almost single-handedly set impeachment in motion

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The Whistle-Blower’s Complaint Is Devastating for Donald Trump

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New Poll Shows Majority Support for Impeaching Donald Trump if Claims About His Ukraine Phone Call Are True

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Trump seeks whistleblower sources, mentions treason: reports - Reuters

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Report: US-Made Bomb Killed Six Yemeni Civilians, Including Three Children, in June Attack

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In Strike Talks, UAW Demands Green Jobs Stay in U.S.

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“It’s Management Bedlam”: Madness at Fox News as Trump Faces Impeachment

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Acting DNI Does Not Know If Giuliani Has Security Clearance

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Day After Trump Said 'Inequality Is Down,' Federal Data Shows US Income Inequality Highest Since Census Began Measuring

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‘The House Is Burning Down and We’re Just Sitting Around Discussing It’

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Trump proposes severely curtailing the number of refugees allowed into the United States

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Something in the universe is killing off entire galaxies

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Amazon is now way ahead of Apple and Google in AI devices

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Fresh wave of climate strikes takes place around the world

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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/28
« Reply #337 on: September 28, 2019, 08:56:29 am »

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« Reply #338 on: September 28, 2019, 05:28:48 pm »
Rising seas 🌊 threaten hundreds of Native American heritage sites along Florida's Gulf Coast

True. In addition, there is an even greater threat to Florida in general, and Miami in particular, that should concern anybody that lives there. There is a superfund site very close to the Biscayne Aquifer, the main source of fresh water for Miami. Superfund sites all over the USA were designated as such decades ago by the EPA, when a national effort was undertaken to clean up all the poisonous chemicals in certain industrial areas going back to the early 1940's (and  some before that!).


Not widely known by the American public (of course - we can't have Capitalism's Industrial Poisonous ☠️ Pollution waste by-product "Externalities" making Capitalism look like the biosphere destroying cancer that it is, now can we? 😈) is the FACT that some of those superfund sites are so chemically toxic that they have been designated as PERMANENT superfund sites. IOW, our good gooberment does not have the ability to de-toxify them.


As the sea level rises, and long before it actually is a threat to even the coastal land areas, salt water encroachment through the coral base of Florida will reach that superfund site near Miami.



When it does, in less than a decade from now, the chemicals in that superfund site will leach through the sea water to the ONLY fresh water aquifer that feeds the Miami metropolitan area and points south, as well as Ft. Lauderdale and some points north.


Tap water will be poisonous. Never mind what all those leached toxic chemicals, that DO NOT DEGRADE and CANNOT BE FILTERED OR CHEMICALLY SEPARATED OUT through present water purifying technology, will DO ☠️ to all the flora and fauna in the Everglades, absolutely everyone that does not own a water generator which extracts H2O out of the air will have to move or die.

And how long will the rich bastards with their water generators hold out while the flora and fauna dies all around them? Not long, I'll wager.

That will be the end of Miami. No potable water, no life.

The only upside (I'm the eternal straw grasping optimist ;D) to that TOXIC MESS is that, at that point, rather than blaming CAPITALISM'S Superfund toxic site COST for this horror , TPTB 😇 will blame Climate Change. There will be ZERO credibility among the public for deniers who try to continue pushing the LIE that Catastrophic Climate Change is not happening.

THEN, at long last, "subsidies" (i.e. Oil and Gas CORPORATE WELFARE QUEEN HANDOUTS) for hydrocarbons will be cut off, some punitive measures will be imposed and EVERYONE in the Corporate Media will get behind the big push to go 100% Renewable.

Except for aircraft and other machines that run some type of renewable energy based biofuel or hydrogen, electric EVERYTHING will be mandatory for all our machines within a few years. 👍

EVs will be massively subsidized so we can all trade our CO2 belching gas guzzlers for an ⚡ EV with similar range at no cost. 👍

I know, that's not much of an upside, considering the record breaking heat, fires, storms, drought, flooding, and so on will continue to worsen for at least a century, but it's the right thing to do, even if it's too late to stop most of the multiple mammalian vertebrate species extinction damage. We reap what we sow.

You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing after they have tried everything else. - Winston Churchill




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« Reply #339 on: September 29, 2019, 06:52:52 am »

True. In addition, there is an even greater threat to Florida in general, and Miami in particular, that should concern anybody that lives there. There is a superfund site very close to the Biscayne Aquifer, the main source of fresh water for Miami. Superfund sites all over the USA were designated as such decades ago by the EPA, when a national effort was undertaken to clean up all the poisonous chemicals in certain industrial areas going back to the early 1940's (and  some before that!).

Not widely known by the American public (of course - we can't have Capitalism's Industrial Poisonous ☠️ Pollution waste by-product "Externalities" making Capitalism look like the biosphere destroying cancer that it is, now can we? 😈) is the FACT that some of those superfund sites are so chemically toxic that they have been designated as PERMANENT superfund sites. IOW, our good gooberment does not have the ability to de-toxify them.

As the sea level rises, and long before it actually is a threat to even the coastal land areas, salt water encroachment through the coral base of Florida will reach that superfund site near Miami.

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Tap water will be poisonous. Never mind what all those leached toxic chemicals, that DO NOT DEGRADE and CANNOT BE FILTERED OR CHEMICALLY SEPARATED OUT through present water purifying technology, will DO ☠️ to all the flora and fauna in the Everglades, absolutely everyone that does not own a water generator which extracts H2O out of the air will have to move or die.

And how long will the rich bastards with their water generators hold out while the flora and fauna dies all around them? Not long, I'll wager.


Brilliant deep dive on this topic, of which I was completely unaware. Sea level rise will make toxic seeps of these sites and corpses of the residents.

I am more cynical about the endgame: we'll blame the poor, and the dead.

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True. In addition, there is an even greater threat to Florida in general, and Miami in particular, that should concern anybody that lives there. There is a superfund site very close to the Biscayne Aquifer, the main source of fresh water for Miami. Superfund sites all over the USA were designated as such decades ago by the EPA, when a national effort was undertaken to clean up all the poisonous chemicals in certain industrial areas going back to the early 1940's (and  some before that!).

Not widely known by the American public (of course - we can't have Capitalism's Industrial Poisonous ☠️ Pollution waste by-product "Externalities" making Capitalism look like the biosphere destroying cancer that it is, now can we? 😈) is the FACT that some of those superfund sites are so chemically toxic that they have been designated as PERMANENT superfund sites. IOW, our good gooberment does not have the ability to de-toxify them.

As the sea level rises, and long before it actually is a threat to even the coastal land areas, salt water encroachment through the coral base of Florida will reach that superfund site near Miami.

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Tap water will be poisonous. Never mind what all those leached toxic chemicals, that DO NOT DEGRADE and CANNOT BE FILTERED OR CHEMICALLY SEPARATED OUT through present water purifying technology, will DO ☠️ to all the flora and fauna in the Everglades, absolutely everyone that does not own a water generator which extracts H2O out of the air will have to move or die.

And how long will the rich bastards with their water generators hold out while the flora and fauna dies all around them? Not long, I'll wager.


Brilliant deep dive on this topic, of which I was completely unaware. Sea level rise will make toxic seeps of these sites and corpses of the residents.

I am more cynical about the endgame: we'll blame the poor, and the dead.

Thanks bro. :)

I admit your endgame analysis may be more reality based than mine. After all, there is the massive post-Nixon spin machine that was spelled out in an article you posted yesterday. That spin machine has been as hostile to climate change reality as it has been to irrefutable historical 🐘 right wing serial corruption and coverup of crimes reality.

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The right has devoted decades of careful, patient investment to creating this system, which has three main arms.

First, there’s a gigantic media ecosystem, with Fox News at the apex and innumerable smaller creatures. Second, there’s an intelligentsia based in think tanks and Ivy League professorships funded by conservative foundations. Third, there’s a legion of right-wing judges carefully selected for monomaniacal partisan loyalty.


BUT, the article, though stating many truths, does not acknowledge a more basic truth that goes to heart of the rot destroying this country's hope for a better future. That is, TPTB have TOTALLY embraced an Orwellian inversion of Ethical Standards (see: Darwinian based "triumph of the best liar and crook" game theory INSANITY). I'll get to that in a moment, but the entire Watergate Republican pious 😇 weeping and gnashing of teeth noise was, itself, a 😈 cover up of Nixon's treasonous greater crimes. The article fails to point out that the purpose of the Republican public pity party for Nixon was, in itself, a disingenuous (see: game theory) ploy to KEEP the public focused EXCLUSIVELY on Watergate. It worked. >:(

Most people do not give any importance to that Nixon quote on the tapes:"other stuff we do not want to get out there". The "OTHER" business was Nixon's link, through Howard Hughs, and Howard Hughs' lawyer, to the Cuba sabotage and Castro hit team members that NIXON, as a VP under Eisenhower (who fully approved), ordered to be created and funded. That "Plumbers" team was the very same team that participated in the Watergate burglary AND, in 1963, the assassination of JFK. "Other" stuff, indeed. 

Pelosi, a card carrying member of the pseudo-left fascists, is doing exactly the same thing now by trying to keep the impeachment "narrowly focused" on the Ukraine shakedown. That will probably work, though not if Maxine Waters has anything to say about it. I hope she has good security.

TPTB will, after cleverly firing up the Republican Base with so much outrage at Trump's "crucifixion by the libruls" that they will vote for ANY Republican Candidtate for ANY political office, quietly, but firmly. ask Mr. Trump to spend more time with his family, or something similar. Trump will then be the new Nixonian "martyr". 😉😈

I predict that evil trick will NOT work this time around.

Though the game theory adverts fervently wish otherwise (most people at Fox News and the CIA are true believers in this psycho-babble mindfork), no amount of right wing coordinated spin machine brainwashing can achieve that "1984" BALONEY of convincing most people, NOT so much that 'up is down' and 'down is up', but that WHATEVER YOU SAY IS THE "TRUTH", even if it is exactly the opposite of what you said yesterday, especially when said spin machine pushes the bold faced LIE that any and all historical examples of political corruption in the USA, even though far less significant than Trump's in-our-faces self enrichment corruption, "do not apply" to Trump. The "everybody does it" BULLSHIT is NOT going to fly either.

These fascists who think you can warp people's brains so badly that you can consistently fool them are only right to a point. That point was reached with Nixon. The same point has now been reached with Trump. TPTB want to save their monstrous planet eating cancer at all costs. Trump is, like Nixon was, a darling, but expendable to save the BIG ORWELL cognitive dissonance machine. As with Nixon, the corrupt system will be preserved. Trump is a 🐒 dispensable tool of the system, even if he deludes himself into thinking he runs it. 

I'm not a psychologist, but I know my stuff here. The right wing spin machine has a fatal weakness. That weakness is that, while you CAN, using Hitler's MO, fire up people to engage in violence against the "other", you have to be VERY careful to NOT trigger cognitive dissonance. WHY? Because the human brain goes TILT when incapacitated by cognitive dissonance.   

Cognitive dissonance is the most effective totally unethical psychological tool there is to produce paralysis and INaction. IOW, if you keep piously and loudly repeating, over and over, for years and years, about the "justice" of impeaching and/or arresting the Clintons and Obama, only to claim NOW that Trump, who has done the same and much, much worse, is the victim of "INjustice", you are in danger of generating cognitive dissonance among Trump supporters.

Yes, I know the fascists think they have all that figured out and can get around that pesky "old school" psychological stuff.
BULLSHIT. Fascists are known for their overreach zeal, so I expect them to generate so much UNPLANNED cognitive dissonance in Trump supporters, that despite those chumps continuing to ideologically support Trump, a significant percentage of them will be too demoralized (it will actually be cognitive dissonance, but they will perceive it as lack of energy, depression or despair) to vote in the 2020 elections.


As an aside, cognitive dissonance among Democratic Party supporters has been the right wing spin machine goal since Nixon. Though that certainly was instrumental to Trump's 2016 "win", it has NOT worked as effectively as they hoped (SEE: 2018 elections). That is why the fascists are always trying to disenfranchise anyone that does not support Republican candidates.

I am certain that the modern day true believer liars populating the right wing spin machine have embraced Nietzsche's Orwellian inversion of lying, which makes the (SEE: Darwinian BULLSHIT) pretzel logic argument that liars are "mentally stronger".
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Friedrich Nietzsche suggested that those who refrain from lying may do so only because of the difficulty involved in maintaining the lie. This is consistent with his general 🦍 philosophy that divides (or ranks) people according to strength and ability; thus, some people tell the truth only out of weakness.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie


You can see how these cowardly evil bastards who love to lie, like Hitler then, and the right wing spin machine tools now, happily eat up any self serving horseshit about being "superior humans" because they are such "good" liars. Darwin helped way to many ethics rejecting crooks and liars justify happy horseshit, not just to calm their mostly calloused conscience, but to CELEBRATE MIGHT OVER RIGHT, the more cruel and/or mendacious, the BETTER! If you are the "fittest", you can do whatever you want! Never mind all that yammering about ethics, rule of law and respect for your neighbor and the rest of creation. That's for the WEAK.

Which brings me back to the Climate Change and the three armed profit over people and planet monster.

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The right has devoted decades of careful, patient investment to creating this system, which has three main arms


The spin machine is inexorably committing the same mistake with Climate Change Propaganda as it is in regard to Trump's Crimes. Consequently Cognitive Dissonance among the deniers is slowly, but surely, taking hold.

While your view that we will blame the poor and the dead accurately reflects exactly where the spin machine will attempt to place the blame, when a city like Miami is lost, the reality of a planet full of humans that overwhelmingly GET IT about who is really responsible for this Catastrophic Climate Change will expose the 🐍 spin machine as the handmadien of the 🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon Hellspawn.

The true believing deniers will be mostly INactivated due to Cognitive Dissonace (SEE: Coal, Oil, Gas, CO2 = "good" but Solar Panels, Cheap Wind Electricity, etc. = "bad" ), while the masses who just want to LIVE will be more energized to take ACTION against the polluters than ever.

The spin machine is a basically a LIE machine. We know who the Father of lies is. But even if you don't believe that Satan is a real entity, it is just plain impractical, often dangerous and occasionally even suicidally stupid, to live your life believing LIES from the spin machine created for the express purpose of covering up the despicable crimes of the Profit Over People and Planet evil elite. 

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Once a lie has been told, there can be two alternative consequences: it may be discovered or remain undiscovered. Under some circumstances, discovery of a lie may discredit other statements by the same speaker and can lead to social or legal sanctions against the speaker, such as ostracizing or conviction for perjury.[30] When a lie is discovered, the state of mind and behavior of the liar is no longer predictable.

Hannah Arendt spoke about extraordinary cases in which an entire society is being lied to consistently. She said that the consequences of such lying are "not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer. This is because lies, by their very nature, have to be changed, and a lying government has constantly to rewrite its own history. On the receiving end you get not only one lie—a lie which you could go on for the rest of your days—but you get a great number of lies, depending on how the political wind blows."
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie

Hannah Arendt saying that "nobody believes anything any longer" is refering, not to all sources of information, but SPECIFICALLY to the Government doing the consistent lying and modification of lies (In our case, it's the Fascist Government/Corporate 🐍 Media Spin Machine). THAT DECISION on the part of those consistently lied to is a product of Cognitive Dissonance. It's the consequence of the spin machine's embrace of the FLAWED LOGIC (see: Orwellian mindfork) that, as long as the source of the lie is offically celebrated as the source of "TRUTH", you can lie 24/7 to the chumps.


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No Doomstead Diner Daily today. I have to be out of the house way too early this morning.
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