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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #495 on: November 07, 2017, 07:14:39 pm »
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I've got great news: We're partnering with MoveOn.org to fight Fox News' blatant censorship of our ad calling for Donald Trump's impeachment.

Trump is angry and frantic, and Fox News capitulated to pressure from the Trump administration. But despite the best efforts of Trump and his cronies at Fox News, our movement continues to grow -- and we will not be silenced.

I've just launched a petition with MoveOn.org demanding Fox News stop censoring the voices of the plurality of Americans who support impeachment.

By standing together, we'll send a strong message: This movement will not be silenced. The time to impeach is now.

Thank you,

Tom Steyer

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Hi,

When I launched my "Need to Impeach" effort just a couple weeks ago, Fox News agreed to run an ad. Our dangerous president even watched it and tweeted a personal attack on me. But now, Fox News and President Trump see the strength of our movement and that more Americans than ever agree: It’s time to impeach. Fox News is frantically changing course, refusing to let us keep our ad on their network. We need to send Fox News a strong message: Stop silencing our voices. Run the ad and let viewers make their own decisions.

Tom Steyer

That's why I signed a petition to Fox News and President Donald Trump.

Will you sign this petition? Click below:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/demand-fox-news-stop?source=s.em.cp&r_by=18944436

 
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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #496 on: November 08, 2017, 12:30:04 pm »

Robert Mueller, eight ball, corner pocket

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #497 on: November 08, 2017, 02:37:45 pm »
Anniversary of the Apocalypse

In the terror-struck and vertiginous days after Donald Trump’s election a year ago, as I tried to make sense of America’s new reality, I called people who lived, or had lived, under authoritarianism to ask what to expect. I wasn’t looking for concrete predictions — one of the disorienting things about that moment was that no one, no matter how learned, had any idea what was happening — but for insights into how the texture of life changes when an autocratic demagogue is in charge.

A secular Turkish journalist told me, her voice sad and weary, that while people might at first pour into the streets to oppose Trump, eventually the protests would probably die out as a sense of stunned emergency gave way to the slog of sustained opposition. The Russian dissident writer Masha Gessen warned that there’s no way, with a leader who lays siege to the fabric of reality, to fully hold on to a sense of what’s normal. “You drift, and you get warped,” she told me.

They were both right. The country has changed in the past year, and many of us have grown numb after unrelenting shocks. What now passes for ordinary would have once been inconceivable. The government is under the control of an erratic racist who engages in nuclear brinkmanship on Twitter. He is dismantling the State Department, defending the hollowing out of the diplomatic corps by saying, on Fox News, “I’m the only one that matters.”

He publicly pressures the Justice Department to investigate his political opponents. He’s called for reporters to be jailed, and his administration demanded that a sportscaster who criticized him be fired. Official government statements promote his hotels. You can’t protest it all; you’d never do anything else. After the election, many liberals pledged not to “normalize” Trump. But one lesson of this year is that we don’t get to decide what normal looks like.

Last month Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, took an unannounced trip to Saudi Arabia, where he met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who later had a number of his rivals, including a Trump critic, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, put under arrest. In The Washington Post, David Ignatius described Kushner’s talks with Prince Mohammed this way: “The two princes are said to have stayed up until nearly 4 a.m. several nights, swapping stories and planning strategy.” A year ago, that sentence would have been unintelligible as a description of American diplomacy, even as a wry joke.

But this nightmare year has upended assumptions about the durability of the rules, formal and informal, governing our politics. There’s a metaphysical whiplash in how quickly alarm turns into acceptance and then into forgetfulness. It was astonishing when Trump installed Steve Bannon as his chief strategist, a man who had previously run a white nationalist tabloid; now it feels like ages ago that he was even in the White House. (He’s been gone less than three months.)

It was staggering when credible evidence emerged that one of the president’s former national security advisers, Sebastian Gorka, was a member of a Nazi-aligned Hungarian group called the Vitezi Rend, and even more staggering when that revelation didn’t immediately end his White House career.

Hannah Arendt once wrote of the role vulgarity played in undermining liberalism in pre-totalitarian societies: “The temporary alliance between the elite and the mob rested largely on this genuine delight with which the former watched the latter destroy respectability.” I thought of this when I saw Ted Nugent, who on several occasions called for Barack Obama to be killed, grinning in a photograph taken in the Oval Office, or Kellyanne Conway appearing on television to urge America to buy Ivanka Trump merchandise. In this administration, crassness has become a weapon, annihilating social codes that once restrained political behavior, signaling that old standards no longer apply.

Lately, the pace of shocks has picked up, even if our capacity to process them has not. Trump’s former campaign chairman has been indicted. One of his former foreign policy aides has pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about his attempts to collude with Russia. His commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, turns out to have retained a stake in a company with business ties to the son-in-law of President Vladimir Putin of Russia.

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board once claimed that our air is “too clean for optimum health.” USA Today recently reported that the president has nominated several members of his clubs to federal jobs. Never in modern history, it said, “has a president awarded government posts to people who pay money to his own companies.” In another administration this would have been a major scandal. In this one it barely registers.

How can America ever return from this level of systematic derangement and corruption? I wish there was someone I could ask, but we know more about how countries slide into autocracy than how they might climb out of it. It’s been a year, and sometimes I’m still poleaxed by grief at the destruction of our civic inheritance.

In moments of optimism I think that this is just a hideous interregnum, and that in a brighter future we’ll watch prestige dramas about the time we almost lost America while members of the current regime grow old in prison. But in my head I hear the song that closed out Trump rallies like a satanic taunt or an epitaph for democracy: “You can’t always get what you want.”


https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/06/opinion/anniversary-trump-clinton-election.htm




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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #498 on: November 08, 2017, 05:37:51 pm »
Robert Reich: The Resistance Report 11/06/2017


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It's been almost a year since Trump was elected but he's still going after his political opponents. Tonight we look at the damage he is doing to the rule of law and our democratic institutions.




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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #499 on: November 08, 2017, 06:16:29 pm »
Naomi Klein on The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur


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TYT Interviews Published on Oct 13, 2017

Cenk Uygur interviews Naomi Klein, winner of the Sydney Peace Prize and author of five books, including The Shock Doctrine. They discuss Klein’s 5-step plan to resist Trump, what the Dems are doing wrong, how the political ground is shifting, Klein’s relationship with the media, whether or not the Democratic Party needs change, and how the Trump administration is the result of corporatism.

No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein: http://a.co/2iicZ0Z
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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #500 on: November 09, 2017, 11:09:42 am »
Republicans and Democrats are still controlled by corporate Ameri.... let's just say global corporations/ banks/ M, O, N, E, Y.50-0
The Globe is controlled by banks/ M, O, N, E, Y, W, H, O, R, E, S!
They buy government leaders like we buy a washing machine, (1 year warranty on parts and labor, 5 year warranty on the drive train)!
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There are 2,043 billionaires on the planet, they are playing a game of Monopoly, we are merely  pieces...

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« Reply #501 on: November 09, 2017, 11:59:56 am »
The 8 richest people on the planet own one half the worlds wealth, , while Millions can't even afford decent catfood...


 

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #502 on: November 10, 2017, 06:20:31 pm »
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« Reply #505 on: November 13, 2017, 09:16:50 pm »
A Year Without a President Robert Reich

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Robert Reich looks at what we've learned so far about the Trump presidency, and who is really running the country.

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #506 on: November 17, 2017, 07:30:42 pm »
Forget, Hell! Umm, that is, unless ah don't recall...


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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before House judiciary committee on his meetings with Russian officials and the Trump campaign on this hearing Senators Ted Lieu  and Hakeem Jeffries question Jeff Sessions on President Trump, Russia and Trump Jr 11/14/2017.
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« Reply #507 on: November 17, 2017, 09:06:32 pm »
Congress Has a Culture of Harassment It's Bigger Than Roy Moore (w/Guest Don Siegelman)


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« Reply #508 on: November 18, 2017, 02:22:27 pm »
Forget, Hell! Umm, that is, unless ah don't recall... 



Jeff Sessions gets CAUGHT LYING by ted lieu & jeffries on Trump Russia Meetings


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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before House judiciary committee on his meetings with Russian officials and the Trump campaign on this hearing Senators Ted Lieu  and Hakeem Jeffries question Jeff Sessions on President Trump, Russia and Trump Jr 11/14/2017.



Jeff Sessions gets CAUGHT LYING by ted lieu & jeffries on Trump Russia Meetings

It's just part of his skill set.

Color me nof surprised.   ::)

If his lips are moving, he's lying.

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When Napoleon Tried To Conquer Egypt - Documentary

For History buffs: Napoleon's REAL Waterloo was in Egypt, not Waterloo

Agelbert NOTE: While the fellow narrating the documentary admires Napoleon's 'leadership qualities', he admits that Napoleon was was an expert liar and consumate con artist. As learned Doomer Surly says, and I agree with him. lying is part of the 'skill set' of certain people.

In our current ethics free imitation of a civilization (i.e. Social Darwinist Religion ), unethical behavior is, not just admired for being 'astute', but rewarded with money and power along with never ending syrupy accolades from fellow true believers in 'might equals right'.

Our current criminal in chief, an admitted admirer of P.T. Barnum, is no Napoleon. BUT, the common thread that history shows among these men that lie and cheat their way to fame, who achieve temporary success by stimulating the most barbaric instincts that humans possess (eventually causing the death of thousands of suckers that admire and follow them slavishly and stupidly), is their ability to repeatedly portrays massive failures as successes in the public eye. This 'skill set' is what keeps them from being taken down the first time they fail in one of their schemes.

So let us be clear, the issue is not that people like Trump lie and get away with it; the issue is that they realize they screwed up and then sit down and carefully think through their predicament, using all the mens rea they can muster, in order to turn a massive failure into a propaganda event that will be portrayed as an astounding success.:o  ;)

THIS was Napoleon's 'secret'. THIS is what the Napoleon wannabe Trump is trying to emulate. THIS is why you read about Waterloo and not about Egypt, which should have earned Napoleon the disdain of the French and a long prison term, if not the death sentence. For example, Napoleon didn't know what to do with about 2,000 prisoners he had taken in combat, so he had them murdered. He ordered his men to use bayonets to save ammunition. It was done on a beach in the Middle East. It took three days. Napoleon then faked a victory march into Cairo, even as a large percentage of his army was sick with plague. Napoleon then snuck out of Egypt, knowing the Turks and/or the English would soon run France out of there, declaring 'victory' in Egypt when he arrived in France.

He was greeted as a hero. He then went on to other massive errors like fighting Russia and trying to keep Haiti in slavery. But you know about that. What you don't know is in this documentary.

Be warned, Trump is going through his Egypt experience now. If he uses it to catapult himself to greater power by using the Napoleon Con Man Secret of branding failure as a 'brilliant success', a signifcant percentage of Americans, plus an even greater amount of non-Americans, will die in miserable conditions, either from war or from want.


Trump, like Napoleion, is not stupid. Trump is intelligent. He is an expert in scapegoating those who tell the truth about him. These are NOT true leadership qualities. These 'qualities' are, unfortunately, admired by those with no ethical compass.     This has been my gripe with Wall Streeters in general and some Doomstead Diners in particular. The fact that a person lacking empathy and any sense of personal responsibility whatsoever is intelligent and clever enough to pass the buck to an innocent party can only considered a 'admirable' if you are a Social Darwinist. Social Darwinsim is a a demonic religion disguised as a justification for consciense free predation. Following it can gain you wealth, power and fame and make you a party to the eventual destruction of everything good about humanity. But, because the cause and effect horizon is greater than a single human lifetime, many are fooled into believing that it is not evil and destructive, but simply 'prudent apex predator behavior'.

If you cannot learn from me, at least try to learn from history. Napoleon's most trusted general, the one he left in charge of Egypt, was assassinated within a year and the French Army surrendered to the English shortly thereafter.

Napoleon was an intelligent, empathy deficit disordered, buck passing, MURDERING CROOK. Trump, with less intellect than Napoleon and the exact same Murdering Con Artist mindset, has several times the destructive power that Napoleon had. Do the math. Help get Trump out of office or face the doom you helped bring about. 

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #509 on: November 18, 2017, 02:35:13 pm »
Guillotine Sliced, French Toast
http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/debt-problem

The bill is coming due.

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