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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 09:08:12 AM »
......or that something published or spoken publicly is FAKE NEWS

Glad we agree.

When did anyone say that anyone can't question the veracity of a news story??  Not the issue.  The issue has been the right to factcheck what any politician says, and if it proves to be a lie, call him on it.  Without fear of reprisals, slanderous attacks against the reporter, physical threats, or blocking access to a public press conference. 

And, this should be obvious, if you accuse a news outlet of fake news, you must provide EVIDENCE if you want to be taken seriously. 


Glad we agree.

This isn't about whether or not something is accurate.

The point made by anti-Trumpers is that even if the news IS fake, they have the FREE SPEECH and Trump has to deal with it.  They say Trump, by criticizing, is trying to shut down their rights to this speech.  Not so.  They can say it - and Trump can call it what he wants.

Same leeway must be given from both sides.  You dont lose the right to free speech when elected.

When the “President” incited or encouraged violence against media outlets, calls them “the enemy of the people” and threatens to use tax law to punish the owner of a newspaper he doesn’t like, those are threats against free speech.

You disagree?

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 15, 2019, 04:54:27 PM »
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/111313938/live-terror-attack-video-christchurch-mosque-shooting-muslims-new-zealand?cid=facebook.post.111313938

40 dead in a mosque in Christchurch, NZ. A second mosque was shot at. IEDs were found outside the first one. The shooter streamed the attack.

The US under Trump has become a country whose primary ideological export is hate over freedom, but kiidcarter8 will keep tweeting about how Beto was once in a band.

Hate over freedom?

I think Mr Trump greatly favors freedom for US citizens.
A sad limitation that tells you quite a lot about Trump. If Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan felt that way the Soviet bloc would be extant and intact.

Reagan: "These visitors to that city on the Potomac do not come as white or black, red or yellow; they are not Jews or Christians; conservatives or liberals; or Democrats or Republicans. They are Americans awed by what has gone before, proud of what for them is still… a shining city on a hill."

Now, our "President" is, according to the New Zealand shooter “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 15, 2019, 04:49:27 PM »
Instead of bending over backwards to find some sort of justification, wouldn't it be easier, Bambu, if you came out and said that you were okay with the terrorism that took place in New Zealand?

I was waiting for that from someone here, it happens to be you.
Of course I'm not ok with what took place in NZ, as I'm not ok with all the terror attacks by Muslims and others.
Shooter's justification is written in his manifesto.
His actions cannot be justified in any way.
Then stop trying to justify them.

Is that what authorities are trying to do in NZ and here in US?

"Good people on both sides."

Asked by a reporter if he sees an increase in white nationalism, Trump said: “I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-newzealand-shooting-trump-nationalism/trump-says-he-does-not-see-white-nationalism-rising-idUSKCN1QW2R6

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 15, 2019, 08:59:16 AM »
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/111313938/live-terror-attack-video-christchurch-mosque-shooting-muslims-new-zealand?cid=facebook.post.111313938

40 dead in a mosque in Christchurch, NZ. A second mosque was shot at. IEDs were found outside the first one. The shooter streamed the attack.

The US under Trump has become a country whose primary ideological export is hate over freedom, but kiidcarter8 will keep tweeting about how Beto was once in a band.

Pretty sure the "band" part isn't what folks find puzzling.

But if this is your nominee, rock on with it.

Whoever you choose has an excellent opportunity but a road lined with mines.

https://mobile.twitter.com/GoAngelo/status/644657789047017472

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 15, 2019, 08:26:05 AM »
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/111313938/live-terror-attack-video-christchurch-mosque-shooting-muslims-new-zealand?cid=facebook.post.111313938

40 dead in a mosque in Christchurch, NZ. A second mosque was shot at. IEDs were found outside the first one. The shooter streamed the attack.

The US under Trump has become a country whose primary ideological export is hate over freedom, but kiidcarter8 will keep tweeting about how Beto was once in a band.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 13, 2019, 07:12:18 PM »
Why can't Boeing take the lead and recall its own fleet of max-8s for a fix?  I see nothing good for the company by going along with an obviously corrupted administration.
I'd imagine that the Boeing board would argue that doing this (taking the lead) would constitute a breach of its fiduciary duty to its investors and, at the same time, I imagine there's an argument to be made that not doing it (taking the lead) constitutes a breach of its fiduciary duty to its investors.
There is no reliable evidence that there is a danger worth grounding the planes. 
Boeing sees none, the airlines sees none, the FAA sees none.

.  No longer true.

Wasn’t true when he said it.

Still is true.
The grounding of the planes is not based, yet, on reliable evidence, just coincidence,
It is, however, understandable.

Not true then: Satallite imagery showing similarities between the two crashes, statements logged by the FAA from pilots questioning the plane's safety, Ethiopian Airlines communications with the pilot right before the crash...

Not true now: From acting head of FAA:  "Evidence we found on the ground made it even more likely that the flight path was very close to Lion Air's."

Evidence that existed before and after the FAA announcement that it was a flaw/malfunction in the plane that caused the crash, and that the flaw is inherent in the plane's design. 

But I get it, you need to establish a different definition of "evidence" in preparation for future conversations.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 13, 2019, 04:37:07 PM »
Why can't Boeing take the lead and recall its own fleet of max-8s for a fix?  I see nothing good for the company by going along with an obviously corrupted administration.
I'd imagine that the Boeing board would argue that doing this (taking the lead) would constitute a breach of its fiduciary duty to its investors and, at the same time, I imagine there's an argument to be made that not doing it (taking the lead) constitutes a breach of its fiduciary duty to its investors.
There is no reliable evidence that there is a danger worth grounding the planes. 
Boeing sees none, the airlines sees none, the FAA sees none.

.  No longer true.

Wasn’t true when he said it.

Amazing that it was ever in question, but we can be happy Trump put a donors interest over the safety of the public for only a few days.

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Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:46:06 AM »
The Idiot Flu that infected the Knicks before the Porzingis trade seems to be spreading in New York.

Yankees have scheduled an announcement re: Aaron Judge.

Stay tuned...

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:09:44 AM »
So a thought experiment that we pray stays only a thought experiment...

What happens if one of the 737 Max 8's the US is refusing to ground crashes, despite almost every other country taking that precautionary measure, and at least two pilots on the record on questioning their safety?

Is there a real conversation about the role Boeing lobbying, the personal call to the "President" and the $1 Million they gave toward his inauguration played in that decision?  Or would the Trump Administration lie and say that the accident could not be prevented?


This latest crash most likely would have been avoided if not for the government shutdown closing the FAA for five weeks...

https://crooksandliars.com/2019/03/trumps-shutdown-delayed-necessary-software

True or not (and I have no reason to question this) if they know what is wrong, this only supports the question.  Why aren't we grounding the planes until the software patch is available?

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:07:19 AM »
Happy Sentencing Day, folks

What are you all predicting?

I'm predicting that any sentence short of the max 10 years will be heralded as a victory by the Trumpists.

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Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:01:23 AM »
The Idiot Flu that infected the Knicks before the Porzingis trade seems to be spreading in New York.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 13, 2019, 09:58:44 AM »
Jared Kushner challenged on conflicts of interest by Trump aides, book claims

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/13/jared-kushner-ivanka-trump-conflicts-of-interest-rex-tillerson-gary-cohn?CMP=share_btn_tw

Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was confronted by two of the most senior US government officials for mixing his personal interests with US foreign policy, according to a new book...

Ward reports that Tillerson blamed Kushner for Trump’s abrupt endorsement of a provocative blockade and diplomatic campaign against Qatar by Saudi Arabia and several allies in June 2017. The US has thousands of troops stationed in Qatar.

Tillerson “told Kushner that his interference had endangered the US”, an unidentified Tillerson aide tells Ward. Tillerson is also said to have read negative “chatter” about himself in intelligence reports after Kushner belittled him to Kushner’s friend Mohammed bin Salman, the controversial Saudi crown prince.


How surprising.  No one, and I mean no one, could have predicted that Kushner would try to use his White House position to advance his own financial interests.

And no one brought that up in relation to his being granted a security clearance by his father-in law against the recommendations of the security specialists tasked with making that call.

Its all good.  Kushner is just above all this petty "Security of the American People" stuff.  Did you know that he made $20 Million while a student at Harvard?   (not really, but lets go with it...)

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 13, 2019, 09:45:10 AM »
So a thought experiment that we pray stays only a thought experiment...

What happens if one of the 737 Max 8's the US is refusing to ground crashes, despite almost every other country taking that precautionary measure, and at least two pilots on the record on questioning their safety?

Is there a real conversation about the role Boeing lobbying, the personal call to the "President" and the $1 Million they gave toward his inauguration played in that decision?  Or would the Trump Administration lie and say that the accident could not be prevented?

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 12, 2019, 08:31:13 PM »
Do you really think the most impressive future earners/leaders are always in the top 5-10%, even 20-25% in HS GPA? 

No. But students accepted to Harvard are. Which is what we are talking about. Keep up.

And no, I don’t think it so impressive that Kushner “made “ money at Harvard when the money he invested in Somerville real estate was his dad’s.

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