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« Reply #18465 on: April 21, 2018, 11:47:53 PM »

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RedState ran away / he bravely ran away, away, / When logic reared its ugly head / he bravely tirned bis tail and fled...
    I believe even a cement-head like Red is starting to see the writing on the wall. He may have not supported Trump (as he claims), but he did support him over even the lowliest of Democratic choices. And now he is starting to feel the consequences of being forced to support an idiot like Trump.
    Actually, I think Trump will fire anybody necessary to stop the Mueller probe, because he knows that if the Mueller probe is ever allowed to see the inside of a courtroom or a government hearing room then he is toast, almost 100% guaranteed.
How do you support that statement? If it is that cut and dry what explains the DNC lawsuit?

I believe this will answer your question, Mr. Ward. https://www.litigationandtrial.com/2018/04/articles/attorney/dnc-lawsuit/#.Wtq4c6VvYnU.twitter
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« Reply #18466 on: April 22, 2018, 01:09:39 AM »

”When white people threaten to call the police on black people—out of anger, out of spite, out of pure vindictiveness—they are effectively saying, “I’ll kill you!” They’re just using a legal extension of white supremacy to do it. It’s high time we start considering these bigots just as much a threat as the police they summon to do their bidding.

This week, black America added “sitting at Starbucks waiting for a white friend” to the list of things that we cannot safely do without fear of police violence. Previous entries included sitting in your car, sitting in someone else’s car, standing on your front porch, standing on your back porch, surviving a car accident, asking for directions to school and, of course, breathing.”


Well, “Not ALL white people...”

https://www.theroot.com/from-starbucks-to-hashtags-we-need-to-talk-about-why-w-1825284087

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« Reply #18467 on: April 22, 2018, 04:53:29 AM »

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a foreign policy that is on the verge of ending the Korean War: something that no previous President has come close to achieving.

Yeah, and this one is not going to get close to ending anything either. This is the fool that thought he had completely schmoozed the Chinese leader with a free room at Mar-a-lago, a couple of free rounds of golf and a couple of free steak dinners. But after a few weeks it turned out the Chinese were not doing any of the things that he wanted. I’m sure XI and his buddies had a good laugh about Trump on their plane ride back to China.
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« Reply #18468 on: April 22, 2018, 04:54:40 AM »

I wonder about the ethnic breakdown of management at Starbucks. How many people of color reach the upper echelon? How many own or GM at local franchises?
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« Reply #18469 on: April 22, 2018, 08:32:43 AM »

I dont know - but why would one incident cause you to investigate this?
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« Reply #18470 on: April 22, 2018, 12:36:03 PM »

Frankly, Barton, it is you who may be missing the big picture.
The last thing China wants is mass infiltration of NK immigrants.


You have provided further reasoning on why China is pulling the strings toward normalization. There’s still an excellent chance trump tries to engineer a derailment to distract from his mounting legal woes. That’s the problem with corrupt incompetent leadership and why all republican plans lead to some form of the “abomination of desolation”, right out of the book of Daniel.

Yes, on why China is pulling  the strings.  Red,  you are near to connecting the dots...China strings NK,  NK strings Trump....it's like that Newton's Cradle toy that was a fad back in the 70s. 
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« Reply #18471 on: April 22, 2018, 12:37:46 PM »

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/arts/television/review-fargo-returns-with-a-triple-murder-at-a-waffle-hut.html


https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/04/22/us/tennessee-waffle-house-shooting/index.html

Weird. 
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« Reply #18472 on: April 22, 2018, 01:01:41 PM »

I dont know - but why would one incident cause you to investigate this?

Why would it not? Don't you think Starbucks wants to sell coffee to everyone? Don't you think they have a responsibility to their business to make sure they treat all of their customers or potential customers respectfully?
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« Reply #18473 on: April 22, 2018, 01:05:46 PM »

Most likely an outlier

If it happens again and again - deserves critical view.

But kudos to Starbucks for being proactive with their staff.
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« Reply #18474 on: April 22, 2018, 01:30:18 PM »

And now - a REAL problem:

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a19561163/ashlynne-mike-amber-alert-navajo-reservation/?src=nl&mag=esq&list=nl_enl_news&date=042218
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« Reply #18475 on: April 22, 2018, 01:33:21 PM »

Starbucks is a for-profit corporation.  They have no choice but to make some kind of demonstration of employee consciousness raising.  If it works,  then the boycott won't  bankrupt them.   Woo-hoo.

Meanwhile,  happy Earth Day.   Google has an animated doodle with Jane Goodall.  And there's this...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-recycling/2018/04/20/9971de66-43e6-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html
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« Reply #18476 on: April 22, 2018, 01:52:35 PM »

heh

boycott

sure.
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« Reply #18477 on: April 22, 2018, 01:54:08 PM »

Brainless blacks and professional protestors a huge portion of Starbuck's market share?
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« Reply #18478 on: April 22, 2018, 01:56:37 PM »

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The Act was used in the 1970's to keep the then-struggling Chrysler Corporation on a project building tanks for the US Department of Defense. It was used again in 2001 when President George W. Bush ordered that electricity and natural gas receive priority delivery to California utilities during the state's electricity crisis. It was invoked again in 2003 "to prioritize supply of Precision Lightweight Global Positioning System Receivers to British military forces operating in Iraq," the CRS report states.

But after being on the shelf for nearly a decade, President Trump used the Defense Production Act in June 2017, directing the Department of Defense to "take actions to target critical technology item shortfalls affecting aerospace structures and fibers, radiation hardened microelectronics, radiation test and qualification facilities, and satellite components and assemblies."

Using the Act to protect coal and nuclear facilities would almost certainly be more controversial, as the link between national defense and keeping uneconomic coal generators running is not well-established.
  

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/white-house-reportedly-exploring-yet-another-wartime-rule-to-help-coal-nuclear/

The ignorance continues, as the world observes Earth Day.   Energy security depends on renewable sources.  No way a foreign power or disaster could block shipments of wind and sunshine and tidal flow,  etc.  


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« Reply #18479 on: April 22, 2018, 02:01:30 PM »

Brainless blacks and professional protestors a huge portion of Starbuck's market share?

First,  brainless blacks is a bigoted epithet.  Try being civil.

Second,  you don't have to be professional (whatever that means) to get coffee somewhere else.   

Third,  you don't think true Americans who stand against bigotry might be willing to send a message?   
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