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Robert Reich: The Real Political Battle in America
« Reply #1020 on: September 17, 2019, 04:38:19 pm »

Robert Reich: The Real Political Battle in America
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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #1021 on: September 19, 2019, 03:07:02 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: This pretty much reflects how decent peole in the USA feel now. There are looking for hope but see ZERO evidence for it. The mood is dark.

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40. Gotta love the mindset we've gotten into, regarding trump.

He's a complete psycho and scofflaw, far-and-away the worst "president" we've ever had.....

And we the opposition now view him as invincible.

Wonderful world we're living in, these days.....

Response to Paladin (Reply #40)Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:10 PM
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41. What else can we think?

Please, I'm actually begging you, give me one small piece of hope that something will stick to this piece of garbage some day.

That there is one decent Republican out there who will not enable him.

That there is any chance of our side ever holding him accountable for anything.

It is despair, because we went through a mild version of this with W and nothing happened. No one was held accountable for anything.

It is happening again, but this time it is far worse. The despair comes from wondering how much worse the next one will be.

Response to Bettie (Reply #41)Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:20 PM
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42. I can't give you any comfort or hope.

By and large, I think we're fu cked. The worst aspect of trump's reign is discovering just how many malignantly stupid people there are in this country. I always knew there were some of them; I never dreamed there were enough of them to send this country down the toilet, with the help of a timid and inept Democratic leadership. Sorry for the lack of good cheer.

Response to Paladin (Reply #42)Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:22 PM
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43. It also helps to know I'm not alone

in my feelings.

If our leadership wasn't so timid, I'd feel a lot more hopeful.

Response to Bettie (Reply #43)Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:51 PM
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45. This too shall pass. Hang in there.

Something will bring trump down, probably something unexpected and initially underestimated. I'm still hoping for a massive, coast-to-coast, multiple-day victory party, once we're rid of him. I have a good bottle of scotch set aside for the occasion---maybe that's what constitutes hope, these days.....

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Senate Democrats release list of climate studies buried by 🦀 Trump administration

By HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH 09/19/2019 01:48 PM EDT Updated 09/19/2019 02:57 PM EDT

Senate Democrats released on Thursday a report outlining dozens of times the Trump 🦕🦖 administration has censored or minimized climate science across the federal government at agencies including the EPA and the Department of Homeland Security.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, also publicly released a list of more than 1,400 climate studies that Department of Agriculture researchers have published during the current administration after POLITICO reported that USDA buried its own research and failed to release its plan to study the issue. The matter is increasingly urgent for farmers and ranchers dealing with erratic and extreme weather.

The trove of studies by USDA researchers carry warnings about climate change that the government is largely not communicating to farmers and ranchers or the public. The list published includes research showing that climate change is likely to drive down yields for some crops, harm milk production, and lead to a drop in nutrient density for key crops like rice and wheat.

“These studies show how climate change is affecting crop production, disrupting how food is grown and increasing risk to communities,” Stabenow said during a press conference on Thursday. Stabenow also serves as chairwoman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, the research arm of Senate Democrats.

The Michigan Democrat called it “outrageous” that “critical information for communities, for farmers, for those of us who care deeply about what’s happening to agriculture, these are not being shared with the people who need to know but they are being paid for by them, as taxpayers.”

A spokesperson for the Agriculture Department said it's "false" to suggest that the department is suppressing science.

“We have repeatedly provided the Senate Agriculture Committee with evidence to the contrary, and the department has been transparent and communicative to the committee in response to their questions on research," the spokesperson said, in an email. "The list of studies linked in the report were provided by the USDA to the committee and are all publicly available."

The move comes as climate change is becoming an increasingly prominent issue in the Democratic presidential primary. The report was released ahead of several planned climate protests Friday and the United National Climate Action Summit in New York this weekend.

In their report, Senate Democrats allege that the Trump administration has repeatedly gone out of its way to undermine climate science.

The report pointed to President Donald Trump falsely claiming that Alabama had been under threat from Hurricane Dorian and his subsequent insistence on overruling the forecasting of NOAA scientists. It also noted the government released the Fourth National Climate Assessment — which warned of billions in damages and sweeping effects to public health and infrastructure — the day after Thanksgiving when most Americans are not paying attention to the news.

The roundup includes numerous instances where agencies, including FEMA, EPA, Department of Homeland Security and Interior Department, have dropped mention of climate change from key reports or websites.

“Frankly, this is just an overview because it’s being done every day,” Stabenow told reporters.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/19/climate-studies-hidden-by-trump-administration-1753631

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #1023 on: September 22, 2019, 09:12:57 pm »
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Trump’s New Worldwide Autocratic Alliance
« Reply #1024 on: September 23, 2019, 06:49:42 pm »
Trump’s New Worldwide Autocratic Alliance
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23 Sep 2019

Bill Weld: It's time for Trump to be tried for treason and face the death penalty

Republican presidential candidates Mark Sanford, Joe Walsh, and William Weld, who are challenging Trump for the GOP primary, were on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Wednesday.

Joe Walsh called for his impeachment, but Governor Weld, a former U.S. Attorney, is taking things much more serious.

"Governor Weld, you went a little bit further than just impeachment in your prior comments, and I just want to continue with that a bit," Elise Brown said.

"You said that Donald Trump has committed treason and the penalty for treason under American law is death. What's the legal framework here? Have you looked into this? How do you see this proceeding?"

"The legal framework is under the U.S. criminal code. The only penalty for treason is death, it's spelled out in the statute. Under the constitution, as you know, grounds for removal of office, impeachment are treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors. We don't have to worry about bribery anymore, although I think he's committed that. we don't have to worry about other high crimes and misdemeanors, although I think he's committed many, he's such a lawless man," he said.

"We have treason. We don't have to dribble around the court, we can go right for the hoop. This president has been trying to cancel this election for months. He tried to cancel the New Hampshire first in the nation primary. That went over like a lead balloon in New Hampshire because they're not stupid. The people in New Hampshire were the first ones to stand up to President Trump this year.

"It's well past time for this guy, in my opinion, to be colloquial, to be carted off to save us all. He's daring us all to let him be totally lawless. He has no respect for the law. He has no knowledge base under any issues. Why do we want this man as president of the United States? I don't get it. Now the path is clear. it's a whole new level, and we have to count noses among the Republicans in the Senate.

"And if they won't say this is a bridge too far for us, then they really, as Congressman Walsh said, I totally agree with him, they have no chance at the ballot box next year. Not just President Trump, but those members of the Senate."

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #1027 on: September 25, 2019, 12:11:06 pm »
Ukraine Is Only PART Of The Whistleblower Complaint

People need to remember that as the rest gets swept down the daily rathole. Of some optimism is the Senate's unanimous vote yesterday to refer the complaint to the relevant committees. We shall see.

Agreed.

Here's some just released Trump stuff. If this is what Trump is releasing, imagine 👀 what he is covering up...


Bill Palmer | 11:11 am EDT September 25, 2019


Bill Palmer | 10:30 pm EDT September 24, 2019

SNIPPET:

Unnamed officials in the Donald Trump administration are now telling the Washington Post tonight that they spent weeks actively trying to prevent Donald Trump from cutting off aid to Ukraine, and from calling the president of Ukraine. These officials are accusing Rudy Giuliani of having steered Trump down this path, in spite of their objections and their best efforts.

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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #1028 on: September 25, 2019, 12:16:08 pm »
The Intercept

September 24 2019, 6:36 p.m.

By Ryan Grim

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That grassroots anger was translating into primary challenges, he noted, and needlessly furious constituents. Rep. 🙉 Cheri 😈 Bustos, the chair of the Democratic ::) Congressional Campaign 🐉💵🎩🦕 Committee, and a champion of doing nothing when it came to 🦀 Trump, had recently counted as many as 111 primaries, far more than a typical cycle.




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From yesterday to today, several more Democrats have joined the Impeachment bandwagon 👍. As it stand today, 46% of Congress (200 of 236 Democrats, 1 of 1 Independents, 0 of 199 😈 Republicans) supports the Impeachment of Trump.

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The Inspector General has filed a criminal complaint against Donald Trump

Bill Palmer | 10:47 am EDT September 25, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats announced that they’re moving forward with Donald Trump’s impeachment, due to his attempt at using money to extort the president of Ukraine into helping him alter the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. As a reminder, impeachment does not require a crime to have been committed. But it turns out someone in the Trump regime thinks Donald Trump did commit a crime.

Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson referred a criminal complaint against Donald Trump to the Department of Justice last month, according to Shimon Prokupecz of CNN. The criminal complaint specifically seeks to determine whether Trump’s actions were a “violation of campaign finance law.” There are far larger crimes at play here, such as espionage, extortion, and conspiracy against the United States. But campaign finance crimes tend to be far easier to get a conviction on.

The key here is that the Intelligence Community Inspector General is a Trump appointee. While he has a greater degree of independence than a lot of other appointees, the reality is that Donald Trump chose this guy, and now this guy believes Trump’s phone call with Ukraine may be felonious in nature. This disproves any argument that Trump might try to make about impeachment being a witch hunt.


In addition, this criminal complaint from the Inspector General to the Department of Justice would have ended up landing on Attorney General Bill Barr’s desk. It’s a given that Barr tried to bury it – which means that Barr has been caught red handed committing obstruction of justice – and that Barr is toast.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/criminal-complaint-inspector-general-filed-against-donald-trump/21107/
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o how much is missing?
« Reply #1030 on: September 25, 2019, 04:13:41 pm »
If this is what Trump is releasing, imagine 👀 what he is covering up...



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

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Trump’s Impeachment Will Be a Political War That Can Be Won
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Could 🦕 Mike Pence Be Impeached For His Part in Trump's Treason?
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“We’ve Reached Critical Mass”: Rep. Al Green on Pelosi Vow to Impeach Trump for “Dastardly Deeds”
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Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump following allegations from an intelligence community whistleblower that Trump sought help from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a July 25 phone call to investigate Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

On Tuesday, the Republican-controlled Senate unanimously passed a nonbinding resolution calling for the Trump administration to release the whistleblower complaint to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.

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