Saturday, February 24, 2018

Your Tattler Weekend Donald Trump News Dump

Mod: It's Saturday, so what better a time than now to catch up on a week's worth of the bizarre happenings from the Trump universe? Yes, indeed.

The unwitting: The Trump supporters used by Russia (CNN link): A Donald Trump supporter who unwittingly helped a Kremlin-linked operation to meddle in American politics says he only learned of his part in the Russian plot when the FBI showed up at his doorstep months later. Harry Miller was paid as much as $1,000 by the Russians to build a cage that was used to depict a person dressed as Hillary Clinton in a prison cell at a rally in West Palm Beach, Florida in August 2016.

The stunt was part of an elaborate scheme run by the Internet Research Agency, a troll group in St Petersburg, Russia with links to the Kremlin, that was designed to undermine the American political system, according to a new federal indictment. The agency and thirteen Russian nationals associated with it were named in the indictment, which was made public by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday.

In early August 2016, the indictment says, the Internet Research Agency began reaching out to Trump supporters in Florida to organize a statewide "flashmob" that it dubbed "Florida goes Trump."

Twitter just purged ‘Russian bots’, and Trump fans are crying as their followers vanish (Metro.com link): Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the #MAGA brigade, as they howl in despair after half their Twitter followers vanished overnight. The reason? Those ‘cruel leftist libs’ at Twitter just purged a load of Russian bots, it seems – leading (hilariously) to right-wing Tweeters losing their minds.

They think it’s some kind of left-wing conspiracy, whereas in fact, Twitter appears to have just deleted a bunch of non-existent fascists controlled from St Petersburg. Not seeming to realise the irony, many are sharing their agony online with the hashtag #TwitterLockoutTwitter has been targeting bot accounts in recent weeks, and the latest spate of deletions comes in the wake of indictments against Russians for alleged disinformation campaigns on social media. Twitter deleted up to a million fake accounts in January, the New York Daily News reported.

A Twitter spokesman said, ‘Twitter’s tools are apolitical, and we enforce our rules without political bias. ‘We focus on suspicious account behaviors that indicate inorganic, automated activity, or abusive behavior. Our systems regularly look for suspicious account behaviors and we proactively take action on accounts that behave in spammy ways, including by requesting additional details like asking account owners to confirm a phone number.’

Manafort Left an Incriminating Paper Trail Because He Couldn’t Figure Out How to Convert PDFs to Word Files (Slate.com link): There are two types of people in this world: those who know how to convert PDFs into Word documents and those who are indicted for money laundering. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is the second kind of person. Back in October, a grand jury indictment charged Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates with a variety of crimes, including conspiring “to defraud the United States.”

On Thursday, special counsel Robert Mueller filed a new indictment against the pair, substantially expanding the charges. As one former federal prosecutor told the Washington Post, Manafort and Gates’ methods appear to have been “extensive and bold and greedy with a capital ‘G,’ but … not all that sophisticated.”

One new detail from the indictment, however, points to just how unsophisticated Manafort seems to have been. It appears that he created an incriminating paper trail because he needed someone to help him convert a Word doc to PDF.

Quinnipiac poll: Trump's approval rating slides (The Hill link): President Trump’s approval rating has fallen 3 points in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, which was released on Wednesday. The new poll, conducted Feb. 16-19, found that 37 percent of American voters approve of Trump’s job performance, while 58 percent disapprove.

This marks a decline from the last Quinnipiac poll, released on Feb. 7, which had Trump’s approval rating at 40 percent, the highest it had been in seven months. The lower ratings follow controversy concerning former White House staff secretary Rob Porter’s resignation after being accused by his two ex-wives of domestic abuse. Nearly 60 percent of voters said they disapprove of how Trump handled the Porter case.

Special counsel Robert Mueller also brought charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups last Friday for interfering in the 2016 election. Fifty-seven percent of American voters said they disapprove of how the president responded to the threat of Russian interference in the 2018 elections. The same percentage said Trump is not fit to serve as president.

More than three-fourths of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, said the Russian government did try to influence the 2016 elections and 68 percent said they are concerned that they might try to do it again in 2018.

The NRA Is Losing Tons of Corporate Partners (The Cut link): Once again, the country is left reeling in the wake of a devastating mass shooting, after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week. And once again, many are left questioning the continued laxity of our nation’s gun laws, and the overwhelming influence of the National Rifle Association.

As the Washington Post noted following the massacre in Las Vegas last October, the majority of Americans favor stricter gun-control laws, but many Republicans continue to block them, for fear of losing the NRA’s considerable financial support. And the association’s leverage has extended much farther than Washington. Across the country, major companies like Hertz, Norton, FedEx, and Wyndham Hotels have partnered with the NRA, offering discounts to NRA members in the hopes of drawing more customers.

On Thursday, First National Bank of Omaha tweeted that it would not be renewing its contract with the NRA. It was soon followed by Alamo Rent a Car (though the tweet seems have been deleted), Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and National Car Rental. The next day, MetLife, Hertz, and Symantec, the cybersecurity company that owns Norton and LifeLock, announced they would no longer be offering discounts to NRA members.

Florida shooting survivor: We should call AR-15s Marco Rubio because they're both so easy to buy  (The Hill link): A survivor of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School criticized Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Twitter early Friday, suggesting he is "easy to buy" for accepting donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA). “We should change the names of AR-15s to ‘Marco Rubio’ because they are so easy to buy,” Stoneman Douglas junior Sarah Chadwick tweeted Friday.

Rubio has been criticized by survivors of the shooting for accepting donations from the NRA. On Wednesday at a CNN town hall with survivors of the shooting, junior Cameron Kasky asked Rubio if he would commit to no longer accepting donations from the gun group.

Senator Rubio, can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA in the future?” Kasky asked. Rubio didn’t directly answer, telling Kasky that “people buy into my agenda” and saying he supports both the Second Amendment and “the right of you and everyone here to be able to go to school and be safe.”

The Florida senator was repeatedly confronted during the town hall event, with the father of one girl killed during the shooting  calling Rubio’s comments “pathetically weak.” Rubio has an "A-plus" rating from the NRA and has received $3,303,355 in donations from the organization over the course of his political career.

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Parkland Survivor Calls Out Melania Trump After Donald Trump Jr. Likes Conspiracy Tweets About Her Brother (Teen Vogue link): First Lady of the United States and self-described anti-cyberbullying advocate Melania Trump is being called out by a 14-year-old survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, after Donald Trump Jr. liked conspiracy tweets about her brother. Lauren Hogg's brother, 17-year-old Stoneman Douglas senior David Hogg, has been the target of conspiracy theorists ever since he spoke out about gun control in the media.

As Teen Vogue previously reported, the conspiracy theories in question accuse David of being a "crisis actor," receiving payment from anti-gun groups, and being coached to push an agenda by his dad, who's a former FBI agent.

Earlier this week, Donald Trump Jr. liked two tweets perpetuating these unsubstantiated and false attacks against David, according to The Daily Beast. Now, Lauren is saying Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter likes directly led to the harassment of her family, and she wants Melania to do something about it.

"Hey @FLOTUS you say that your mission as First Lady is to stop cyber bullying," she tweeted Friday morning, "Well then, don’t you think it would have been smart to have a convo with your step-son @DonaldJTrumpJr before he liked a post about a false conspiracy theory which in turn put a target on my back & created a safe space for people all over the world to call me and my family horrific things that constantly re-victimizes us and our community.

I’m 14, I should never have had to deal with any of this and even though I thought it couldn’t get worse it has because of your family."

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104 comments:

  1. If teachers are to be required to carry guns, then presidents should be required to read books.

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    1. Love it 5:50! I'm going to plagerize your words...that is so perfect!

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    2. Don't think you can plagiarize an anonymous post but you can quote it and let 5:50 feel the love for his/her insightful comment!

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  2. I had a discussion with a friend of mine last night. He is what I would call a light Republican, in that he feels the Republican Party has gone off the rail and has no leadership, but still believes that the old GOP will return. We were talking about arming teachers and others in schools. He and I disagreed about this until I asked him that if he was one of those teachers, could he have the nerve to pull out your pistol and shoot someone with a AR-15? He paused and then said he is not sure if he could! He than said that he had changed his views and agreed with me in the end. I was shocked, but he is a sensible person and we can have disagreements at times. I guess if you can someone's mind one at a time we all can live to see a better place?

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    1. Good job 6:01. My son is a teacher, my daughter-in-law also, who is so proud to be an American, having moved here from what was previously a far more dangerous country. I remember having a conversation with a friend when our kids were in high school - her son wanted to be a cop and she was scared to death for him. Now I'm scared for my own son especially if the lunatic in the White House wins this one. Look around at the teachers you know...do you really want to arm them and then tell them to shoot someone? As people keep posting - teachers can't even get the supplies they need like pencils, and now you are going to buy them guns? Of course, why not, Trump lives in la la land where he pays no attention to spending and where the money will come from - think tax cuts.

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  3. It was reported by ABC News yesterday that Gates reached a plea deal ... "One day after reaching a plea deal with a former associate of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and his deputy, Rick Gates, federal prosecutors showed up at the federal court with additional charging documents — filed under seal — in the case against the duo. "

    https://news.google.com/news/story/duJonZuje87SEFMFkl0HiiFoszonM

    I'm guessing that the additional charges against Gates are insurance against him not living up to his end of the plea bargain deal.

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  4. Four Broward County deputies did not enter the school during Parkland shooting
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/four-broward-county-deputies-not-enter-school-parkland-shooting-report

    If Sheriffs won't take on a guy armed with a semi-automatic rifle, how are math teachers going to do it?

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    1. Trump has the nerve to talk about the security resource officer at Stoneman Douglas not having the courage to go into the school! How dare he advise anyone about courage when he used 5 deferments to not fight in the Vietnam War!! Where the hell was his courage??!

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    2. The security resource officer had his service revolver and he took cover, which was part of his training. You would need to have the weaponized school SWAT officer in full combat regalia with his automatic military-grade semi/non-semiautomatic weapon on his shoulder and across the front of his body at the ready at all times. I can imagine this is what the classroom teacher would need as well to be in anyway effective, so add that to your lesson plans. Oh, and don't forget if you need a substitute because you as the trained school classroom armed gun toting teacher gets a cold--good luck finding that substitute.

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  5. Had this been Obama or Clinton with 1/100th of this level of evidence, the GOP, myself included, would have been screaming for impeachment.

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  6. Me 'n ol' Goober was talkin' the other day down to the feed store an' he was real het up ' bout the 'scrimination in the rifle bizness. Seems all the really neat guns---like AR-15s---is BLACK!

    Where's all the WHITE AR-15s is wut me 'n Goober want to know!

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  7. This statement is false. “Rubio has an "A-plus" rating from the NRA and has received $3,303,355 in donations from the organization over the course of his political career.” This number is made up mostly of independent expenditures to attack Rubios gun-grabbing opponents which the nras 5 million members have a right to do.rubio benefited but they aren’t “donations” to hi. Typical of you to cast a false light.

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    1. Sen. Marco Rubio Called Out for NRA Money After Tweeting About Florida Shooting - Florida senator has received $3.3 million from gun group
      https://www.thewrap.com/sen-marco-rubio-called-nra-money-tweeting-florida-shooting/

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    2. False. It’s taken from a ny times story that included independent expenditures. The NY Times said it included independent expenditures but that doesn’t fit the propaganda. There’s are federal contribution limits to candidates. Rubio couldn’t accept $3 million from a single source unless he had been running for office for 450 years.

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    3. Who cares what side doors the NRA used to grease Little Marco with millions of dollars in blood money. Do you really think the NRA uses one check book and one account? He is hip deep in blood money. He'll be tossed out with the rest of the crooks when his time comes.

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    4. Florida gun rights supporters vastly outnumber gun grabbers. Florida has concealed carry except of course at schools which are gun free zones so everyone is defenseless

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    5. Hmm. Gun grabbers versus kid murderer enablers. How to choose, how to choose.

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    6. The gun debate has become about protecting schoolchildren. As if no one had ever been shot in a church or at a country-music festival.

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    7. February 20, 2018 - U.S. Support For Gun Control Tops 2-1, Highest Ever
      https://poll.qu.edu/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2521

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    8. yeah they support the FBI and sheriff doing their job and keeping mentally ill freaks from keeping guns. the government failed at every level including cowardly standing by while teenagers were executed...and your solution is to make sure that people can't defend themselves and rely on law enforcement? They stood outside Columbine and let the same thing happened. Only you can protect yourself.

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    9. The United States is the only advanced country where these kinds of mass murders occur on a regular basis. Why? Because no other advanced nation is nuts enough to allow its most deviant citizens to run around with military assault weaponry. Time to stop the madness.

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    10. That's false. https://crimeresearch.org/2015/06/comparing-death-rates-from-mass-public-shootings-in-the-us-and-europe/

      We are 11th, behind countries like Norway and France. The US is the 3rd most populous country in the world behind only China and India. The death rate and frequency rate per million is lower in the USA than it is in Switzerland for instance. Controlling for the vast amount of firearms in the US our rate is much lower than every country in Europe.

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  8. Melania's parents will soon be citizens. They can thank 'chain migration.'
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/melania-trumps-parents-will-soon-be-citizens-they-can-thank-chain-migration/2018/02/23/920eca48-1750-11e8-92c9-376b4fe57ff7_story.html

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    1. And just in time for her divorce

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    2. Maybe that is what she's been waiting for. Got to get the fam taken care of first. Then she'll dump Dirty Don.

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  9. Delta airlines just dumped the NRA.

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  10. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/04/opinion/thoughts-prayers-nra-funding-senators.html

    Says it includes “spending to benefit the candidate “ which aren’t “donations”. The nra spends almost all its money attacking gun grabbers not supporting candidates. They fear being attacked by a group with 5 million very committed members gun sales are up and so is nra membership. Thank you media.

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    1. I call BS. Gun sales are down

      https://www.google.com/amp/amp.timeinc.net/fortune/2017/08/04/trump-gun-sales-obama

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    2. 6 months old...gun sales this month are up

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    3. How comforting. Hide the children.

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    4. This week. Guns sales down

      http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/21/news/companies/sturm-ruger-guns/index.html

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    5. that's for the quarter ending 12/31/17. your reading comprehension is poor

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    6. Artful dodger
      Gun troll

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  11. They get counter boycotted by 30 million people.

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    1. No Hertz, no Avis, no Alamo. Do they still get discounts from Rent-A-Wreck?

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    2. Don't forget Ugly Duckling.

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  12. Yea Delta, Hertz, etc. What about Amazon?

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  13. https://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/lapierre.asp

    even snopes says there is no evidence your claim about Lapierre is true

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    1. Doesn't say it is false, just unproven. He does look nuts to me, though.

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    2. Heard him on NPR and Meet the Press. He is nuts!

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    3. Loesch looks and sounds crazy, too, in what through beer goggles might seem like a good way. But the next morning, as you're caught trying to make your stealthy escape, you'd realize what a big problem you have on your hands.

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  14. So if you are a senator who believes in some abortion restrictions and your opponent is rabidly pro-life and abortion groups spend $3 million attacking your opponent does that mean you "received $3 million in donations" from pro-abortion groups? Or does it simply mean pro-abortion groups try to keep pro-life candidates from being elected?

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    1. Potatoes, Patatoes.

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    2. Eat your breakfast

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    3. Holding out for lunch. That's what a hamburger is all about.

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    1. You keep repeating that "take your medications" nonsense. New material please. Another question: How many Twitter followers have you lost there, TN Tea?

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    2. Don't harsh on Chris. He just lost half of his Twitter followers and he is feeling vulnerable.

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  16. Trump visits his Florida golf course as families bury school shooting victims just miles away.

    Dumb trolls trumped again

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    1. Terrorism. Though of course it is terrorism here, too. Except that is committed by white people, which is why we only get thoughts and prayers from the knuckleheads in Washington.

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  18. 8:23am. I agree. I thought that moving from Chicago and away from that mentality ill Rahm Emanuel would make a difference. It hasn't, teenagers continue to be shot hourly. No help in sight. Arm yourselves.

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    1. 9:04 - Arm yourselves? Great we'll be shooting each other. Can't tell a bad guy farom a good guy. I'd hate to be a cop today.

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    2. You’re an idiot

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    3. That seems judgmental.

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  19. Irony Alert: At the "conservative" CPAC 2018 convention today there are very long lines. The reason being they are using metal detectors because all firearms are prohibited. You can't make this stuff up.

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    1. Hilarious. LaPierre spoke there this week. So guns in schools are fine, but not CPAC? How precious!

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    2. There was MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Now we need SSGO "Students for Sensible Gun Ordinances"

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  20. Why were airlines giving discounts to NRA members? Gawd awful idea. Good to see a couple of them announcing they are not going to do that anymore.

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  21. 9:04am. You represent the Progressives. Agreed, the knuckleheaded White Washingtonites don't pray or recognize that the Senate and House of Representatives just like Hollywood Producers and Directors don't acknowledge that they segregate all others except themselves. Excellent.

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    1. Uh oh. It's the Hollywood Obsessive.

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    2. I think he got some gun grease with his machine gun bacon.

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    3. "What about ..." said the Russian troll.

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    4. Trump Is Not The President Of The United States...He Is The Hateful Spokes Person For Fox News.

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  22. Maybe LaPierre got a draft deferment due to bone-head spurs.

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  23. Just watched that freakish Tex Cruz bacon gun video. What is with the demonic cackle at the end?

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  24. U.S.—Sources across the United States confirmed Friday that the cross-section of citizenry which has been comparing President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler for two years has begun to demand that he take guns away from all citizens at once.

    Passionate protests and rallies recently all demanded the “dangerous madman” confiscate everybody’s firearms.

    “Trump is a dangerous tyrant, so he should be the only one with deadly weapons!” one woman screamed at an anti-gun protest. “People obviously can’t be trusted with them. Instead, we need to entrust them only to the most powerful man on the planet, who has proven time and time again he’s no better than history’s most violent dictators and has the potential to become an iron-fisted totalitarian!”

    Holding up a variety of colored signs and chanting various slogans, the protesters simultaneously upheld the ideas that Donald Trump is a raving lunatic and that any citizens who wish to own a firearm in order to protect themselves and their families have “blood on their hands.”

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    1. Thanks, comrade.

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    2. So, 11:12, where exactly was the anti gun protest at which the woman shouted that statement? Surely, the "sources across the US" have identified the location of the protest and the name of the woman by now, no?

      This will help you understand what I'm asking:

      Итак, 11:12, где именно был протест против пушки, в котором женщина выкрикивала это заявление? Разумеется, «источники в США» определили местонахождение протеста и имя женщины к настоящему времени, нет?

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  25. Anybody who actually thinks the Nutcase in the White House has a valid point of arming teachers - does that mean you would really like to see JoAnn Harabedian, Principal, protecting her St. Rita students with her AR-15?

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  26. Democratic response to Nunes memo released: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/read-the-democratic-response-to-the-nunes-memo-on-fisa

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    1. Can't wait for Nunes's response. Maybe maga-guy can assist Nunes by preparing a sage point-by-point rejoinder?

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    2. After November's election there will no longer be any California Republicans in Congress.

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  27. So screaming liberals say its impossible for the government to deport 10 million illegal aliens yet somehow they government is capable of seizing 300 million privately owned guns. Try it. You won't like the results.

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    1. Hopefully your one of the 10 million

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    2. They did? Guess I missed both of those stories.

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    3. The logistics of deporting 10 million people would be daunting. Kind of like having to arrange for all of those trains to Auschwitz.

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    4. 2:36 where in the world did you get that? People for gun control, including the majority of NRA members don't want assault weapons to be purchased by 19 year olds or mentally ill people.

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    5. So how do you put the genie back in the bottle for all the guns that are out there?

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  28. If new laws and restrictions won't keep "guns out of the hands of criminals" etc., then why have the
    Republicans tried to pass over 250 anti abortion restrictions in the last couple of years?
    I confess to be a liberal but have you seen what a rifle shot does to a body? Then imagine it is a 6 year old. It should at least be as difficult to have a gun as to drive a car- license, testing, eye sight check and recheck every several years.
    Most of all I would just like people to want to look at the issue, the facts and try to come up with sensible and doable changes, including education.

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  29. Because abortion isn’t in the constitution and outlawing it won’t lead to civil war

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    1. Old fat guys and their wanker guns versus the United States Military. Tomato shoot.

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    2. I agree I have never understood how even a well armed militia thinks they can stand up to an aerial bombardment by our USA military machine. Pick off the "red coats" one by one from behind the trees?

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    3. It's all fantasy. They're living a crazy dream.

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    4. half the military would fight against the government
      https://twitter.com/abc7/status/967289862989627392
      "We're not going to be victims." A gun-toting liquor store clerk takes on a shotgun-wielding robber. The wild exchange that sends the crook to the ER. Next at 11p

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    5. and it won't be a war against the military...the military will mutiny. it will be a very short war against left-wing politicians who take pride in the fact that their homes are "gun-free".

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    6. You must be an Alex Jones fan.

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    7. What's even crazier is that a lot of gun nuts stock up on archery equipment. Ya know, just in case.

      They're laughable in their Red Dawn fantasies (though most have now shown that they and their dear leader would be on the Russian side in a red dawn situation.)

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    8. I think he would be the American who changes sides and works for the occupying forces in exchange for donuts.

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  30. Privately owned guns are the only guarantee against tyranny. If it leads to people abusing that right so what. People abuse every right. That doesn’t mean you eliminte rights.

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    1. Odd there doesn't seem to be tyranny in every other civilized nation most of whom carefully regulate firearms and don't have citizens killed daily by nra nutcases daily.

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    2. that is false. France and norway and switzerland to name a few countries all have more per capita mass shootings and deaths than the USA does

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    3. That is a lie pure and simple

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate

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    4. You are picking your lies very carefully.
      Usa 10.54 gun deaths per capita
      France 2.83
      Norway 1.74
      Swiss 3.01

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    5. Neither France,Norway,or Switzerland have more "more per capita mass shootings AND DEATHS than the USA does" Maybe mass shootings per capita some years due to extreme events that rarely happen. When you add the words "and deaths" you become a liar

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    6. Trumpers are such sad liars.

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    7. Trumpers lie reflexively like their leader. They can't handle the truth.

      But Mueller is slowly and carefully showing them the truth in a paint-by-numbers fashion that perhaps they'll eventually understand.

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    8. I’m talking about mass shootings not suicides.

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    9. 5:19/9:59 You said more per capita mass shootings "and deaths...." Now you're changing it to "mass shootings," but, of course, with no citations.

      People who make claims should be clear and back up the claims.

      So why don't you clarify exactly what you're trying to say AND back up what you're trying to say with citations to verifiable numbers. That's what serious adults do. Note: Spew from Hannity and the rest of FauxNews is not adult or serious and does not constitute citation to verifiable numbers.

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  31. Private gun owners have become tyrannists not our government.

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    1. And to think most of them grew up watching Howdy Doody and Leave It To Beaver.

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  32. d.j.t.'s bowls blow out more often than the public knows but this 'crazy man' game of who is in charge and why don't you listen to me? I'm the president?? More like a prison term game of 'Musical Chairs' and who is the last to be indicted and convicted in 2018.

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  33. Amazing amount of BS being flung about today (and no doubt on tomorrow's talk shows) by Trump and his fellow traitors about the Democratic rejoinder to the Nunes memo.

    The Dem memo illustrates that the Carter Page investigation preceded the Steele dossier, that the FISA court was informed about a great deal of evidence independent of the Steele dossier, and that the FISA court, to enable it to weigh the probative value of the Steele dossier, was warned about the possibility the Steele dossier might be used for political purposes.

    What's lost in the rhetorical sauce is that the Carter Page investigation was a counterintelligence operation, not a criminal investigation. So even if the FBI received and used information that later proved to be false (which is NOT the case), the FBI was fulfilling its duty to protect the United States of America and everyone in it from those who would do us harm.

    If Carter Page is ever charged with any crimes based on evidence uncovered via the FISA warrants, he will have an opportunity to move to suppress any evidence he believes was obtained illegally. That's how our system works. But I'd wager that he'll be cooperating soon enough if he isn't already.

    The truly amazing thing about all of this is that Nunes thinks he's as smart as or smarter than Schiff. What a fool. Intellectually, Schiff is to Nunes is like an American F-16 is to a Russian Sikorsky S-16.

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