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MathExtremist
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January 12th, 2017 at 6:02:09 PM permalink
Where are our resident conspiracy theorists? Let's see what they make of this:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/12/business/media/cspan-russia-today.html
Maxine Waters (D-CA) was speaking on C-SPAN about Russia, when the C-SPAN broadcast was interrupted by Russian television network Russia Today.
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ďI just think itís strange,Ē Ms. Waters said. ďAt a time when our intelligence agencies are very confident and basically have confirmed that Russia hacked the D.N.C. and other political interests, and then we have, while Iím on the floor of the House, talking about Trump and Russia, I get interfered with and interrupted by Russia Today.Ē


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Boz
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January 12th, 2017 at 7:06:11 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

A crumb can be the difference between life and death.
Between eternal misery and future happiness.
For example the opioid addicts who don't have the resources to pay for rehab.



Yea, that next cock is a debate in your mind. Never mind the guy willing to pay the $10
rxwine
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January 12th, 2017 at 10:23:55 PM permalink
A Russian comments on Trump's press conference.

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Congratulations, US media! Youíve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for 12 years now ó with a short hiatus when our leader wasnít technically our leader ó so quite a few things during Donald Trumpís press conference rang my bells. Not just mine, in fact ó read this excellent round-up in The Moscow Times.



more here
https://medium.com/@alexey__kovalev/message-to-american-media-from-russia-6e2e76eeae77#.rfre44nra
It's so overt, it's covert.
RogerKint
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January 12th, 2017 at 10:33:56 PM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

Where are our resident conspiracy theorists?



Too busy researching flat earth theory. We've almost solved the south celestial pole problem! Oh, and Trump and Biden are the same person.
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beachbumbabs
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January 12th, 2017 at 11:49:27 PM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

Too busy researching flat earth theory. We've almost solved the south celestial pole problem! Oh, and Trump and Biden are the same person.



If only Trump were 1/10 the person Biden is...
"If the house lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game."
RS
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January 13th, 2017 at 12:03:34 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

If only Trump were 1/10 the person Biden is...



*patiently waits for the punch line*
"What would Brian Boitano do?"
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January 13th, 2017 at 12:20:46 AM permalink
Quote: Face

Thanks you, dear Babs.

But to clarify, since we're trying to do just that, I'm not anti-giving. My personal preference on that is time, usually helping to do what those who cannot do need. I love stopping the truck to get the bitch pile some plow left for a lil old lady, or putting an arm around a kid and telling him great hit but you're not to checking age yet, and taking the time to explain why it was wrong and how he could do it better, instead of just binning him for 2min. Or any of the many random acts of kindness, whether retrieving a blown about garbage can or buying a vet lunch on the sly. Paying it forward is rewarding on many levels.

I just can't be arsed on a macro level. ME believes the benefit of many outweighs the abuse of the few. I'll admit both that I lack the ability to see things in a macro sense, and also that EMOTION flat out overrides my logic in this case. It is very hard for me to think of a struggling poor doing all they can and needing just a crumb to break free, because the emotion of anger overrides it, thinking back to that day standing in line with two items while a bunch of able bodied teens come up with arms full of junk with their EBT. I know it's "wrong", a fault of my person. But I can't yet break it. It's gotta be like 7 years since that day happened, and I STILL feel that mf'er owes me a cut lawn and a raking. Money ain't but a tangible form of time. That mf'er shorted my life with no compensation to me. I can't get passed it.

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I was raised to help wherever help.is needed. To not close my eyes or turn away. The idea was not so much organized charities as it was that charity begins at home. Someone is stuck in the snow, you get on the bumper and push kind of help. You hold the door for the family coming through, give up your seat on the metro for the guy on crutches, buy a bag of burgers for the beggars huddled up against the side of the McD's. You just do, because you see something, it's in your world, and since you decide what your world will be, that's your response. Gibberish, I suppose, but if everybody reaches out when they see a need, nobody fails as hard or as often. Which makes for a better world.

In that spirit, Charleston, 1994. Had done a thing or two for Habitat for Humanity before, but got involved for some reason. Was building a house for a couple with 6 kids, family living in the basement of her folks. She was putting in the hours; he was a no-show. He finally turned up after a couple weeks, couldn't pick up a hammer or paintbrush, but boy, could he run his out about what a man he was, putting 6 kids in her. Wandered off after an hour or so, without helping anyone, people detour ing around him as he held court.

That was it for me with them. Never bothered HfH with my help again. I was so ANGRY at him, thinking he DESERVED all these folks building him a house because he'd fathered all these kids. Still angry about it. Same way those EFT abusers angered you. Don't they get it?

Be easy to say nobody is deserving once you run into one of those. But then you have to look at why you did it, or do it. Can't save the whole world. But bits and pieces, here and there, are worth your effort and caring. Some charities do what they say they will, and don't overpay their execs. Some folks strap on a snowplow and go get the neighbors taken care of. Like you. Like me.

You need to get to a dentist if you have a hole you can stuff a pepper into. That's how people get brain damaged, meningitis, blood infections that kill them; the bacteria is constantly infecting you, trying to break down your immune defenses. Travels right to your brain from your jaw. Happened to my dad when I was 2. Damaged him to where they moved him from a package designer with numerous patents, to a salesman. He would struggle mentally for things that used to be right there for him, but no longer.

You gotta get seen, Face. Even if you have to come down to Florida and see my guy. Let me know, you independent cuss.
"If the house lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game."
Rigondeaux
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Boz
January 13th, 2017 at 5:25:16 AM permalink
Trump says, "Big pharma is getting away with murder."

Corey Booker, who Dems want to be the next pres, votes with big pharma, and against you, in exchange for a truck load of campaign contributions.

Democrats still think they lost because everyone is an evil bigot.

Trump could very well be full of it, but at least he's going through the motions.
gamerfreak
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January 13th, 2017 at 10:46:42 AM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

Trump says, "Big pharma is getting away with murder."

Corey Booker, who Dems want to be the next pres, votes with big pharma, and against you, in exchange for a truck load of campaign contributions.

Democrats still think they lost because everyone is an evil bigot.

Trump could very well be full of it, but at least he's going through the motions.


If you are trying to defend Trump and the Republican party, hypocrisy is an awful argument.
SanchoPanza
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January 13th, 2017 at 1:06:46 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

Corey Booker, who Dems want to be the next pres, votes with big pharma, and against you, in exchange for a truck load of campaign contributions.

New Jersey is holding out as the major center of American pharmaceutical companies. The likes of Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb, not to mention those centered on the Nutley area. They may just be the most profitable economic segment left in Jersey.

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