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Old June 5th, 2017, 12:33 PM   #21281
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Attacks on Sadiq Khan are pretty astonishing.
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Old June 5th, 2017, 08:17 PM   #21282
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This kind of thing isn't getting enough press. I think the moderate Arab world, most Muslims in general, are about done with IS and their butchery. Very encouraging:

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Midd...-takes-on-ISIS
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Old June 5th, 2017, 08:22 PM   #21283
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I'm wondering if today's multi-Arab state shutting down relationships with Qatar for their tolerance of Islamic Extremism is real. I've never thought of Qatar as a state supporting this; it's been the Saudis in my mind's eye along with other states having weak central government and security (Yemen, e.g.,) ......

..... which probably shows we may not know very much about this part of the world and it's politics.
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Old June 6th, 2017, 02:30 AM   #21284
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whatever the reasons, its not really for their support for extremists.
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Old June 6th, 2017, 06:35 AM   #21285
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It's more because Qatar has been open to working with nearly anyone: Iran, Muslim Brotherhood, democracy activists, etc. etc. Egypt and the Saudis want to bring them in line.
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Old June 6th, 2017, 06:38 AM   #21286
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This is a good article: In Trumpworld, everything will be ready in 'two weeks'

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/a...g-in-two-weeks

“We’re going to be announcing something I would say over the next two or three weeks that will be phenomenal in terms of tax and developing our aviation infrastructure,” Trump said while meeting with airline executives.

Eleven weeks elapsed before the White House released a one-page outline of the tax plan.
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Old June 6th, 2017, 08:06 AM   #21287
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More image over substance from the Trump WH. That huge Saudi arms deal? There's a bunch of 'letters of interest' and no contracts. Only actual sales concluded began under Obama.

Not that I'm sad the arms deal isn't real...but this fits in with Trump's big photo op EO signings. Trying hard to project the image that he's accomplishing big things while in reality, doing nothing.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/marka...-is-fake-news/
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Old June 6th, 2017, 08:26 AM   #21288
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Sorry for the posting spree...but this is entertaining as well...4 major law firms turn down offers to represent the White House

Main reasons all center around Trump not paying his bills and that he 'won't listen'...lol

https://www.yahoo.com/news/four-top-...122423972.html
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Old June 6th, 2017, 11:39 AM   #21289
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I'm confused about the Persian Gulf stuff, tbh. People say it's not the Muslim Bros anymore that are so upsetting for SA, so maybe that's a way to get Egypt on board. Then again, Egypt is so cash-starved that the GCC allies can buy its support. I would guess it's mostly Iran. This only came after Trump went to SA and gave the foreign-policy speech of Saudi dreams. The move surely reflects a comfort level with what US reaction would be.
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Old June 6th, 2017, 11:59 AM   #21290
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Old June 6th, 2017, 11:59 AM   #21291
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Word on the street is Trump's planning to live tweet during Comey's testimony "if necessary"
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Old June 6th, 2017, 12:49 PM   #21292
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word on the street is this bitch deserves to go to jail

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Old June 6th, 2017, 01:22 PM   #21293
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WHOA at Trump's tweets. I think the main takeaway for various world leaders is that there's no political insulation that comes from agreeing to host a US military base. One less rationale to do so now...
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Old June 6th, 2017, 01:33 PM   #21294
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word on the street is this bitch deserves to go to jail

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...ed-of-nsa-leak
She deserves to go to jail

No comment though on more confirmation that Russia was interfering, eh?
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Old June 6th, 2017, 01:35 PM   #21295
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Yes she needs to go to jail, but why don't I hear any of the people that were saying "What does it matter where the leaks are coming from if they are true?", during the campaign saying the same thing now?
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Old June 6th, 2017, 01:39 PM   #21296
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Everyone should read this. It's lengthy but shows how Trump Org people gradually took over the Eric Trump Foundation. As they did so, they began charging higher and higher amounts for Eric's charity to raise money at Trump's Westchester golf course (this is a much bigger indictment of Donald's mentality than Eric, BTW)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalex.../#6dfb51c96b4a
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Old June 6th, 2017, 01:40 PM   #21297
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She was pretty sloppy in leaking that stuff, although I don't think they caught her in the way it was reported.
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Old June 6th, 2017, 01:49 PM   #21298
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She was pretty sloppy in leaking that stuff, although I don't think they caught her in the way it was reported.
I was not aware of this, but the vast majority of printers, especially new ones, secretly print tracking dots on all documents. They are in yellow ink, tiny, and nearly invisible to the naked eye.Those dots contain information on the date the doc was printed and the serial number of the printer. The Intercept published a scanned copy of the docs they received and therefore revealed to the govt the printer they came from. They were able to pretty figure out who leaked them just from that, whatever other information they say they received.
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Old June 6th, 2017, 02:20 PM   #21299
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Yes she needs to go to jail, but why don't I hear any of the people that were saying "What does it matter where the leaks are coming from if they are true?", during the campaign saying the same thing now?
Yeah...don't hold your breath on that.

Or, as was a suggested course for Hillary to combat her leaks...just release everything. Problem solved!



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Old June 6th, 2017, 04:16 PM   #21300
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Sorry for the posting spree...but this is entertaining as well...4 major law firms turn down offers to represent the White House

Main reasons all center around Trump not paying his bills and that he 'won't listen'...lol

https://www.yahoo.com/news/four-top-...122423972.html

In that article it covers the fact Shit Midas can't attract lawyers, also in it it says that financial institutions have already been served with subpoenas for the money laundering probe. I'm not sure that has been reported before, it has definitely been rumored for weeks.

The people covering up may not know what they are covering up.
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