Friday, June 29, 2018

Milo Yiannopoulos Says He Was Only Kidding About Killing Journalists

ModDonald Trump's favorite wild thing is back in the news once again. This time over his controversial call advocating for the "gunning down" of news reporters. As usual, people just don't understand poor Milo, and here is how he defended himself yesterday. Apparently it was all a joke.

Milo Yiannopoulos: My call for shooting journalists was just a 'troll' (The Hill link): Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on Thursday insisted that he "wasn't being serious" when he recently told two reporters that he "can't wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning down journalists."

Yiannopoulos's comments Thursday came shortly after a gunman opened fire in the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Md., leaving at least five people dead and several others seriously injured. Authorities have taken a suspect into custody, but have not yet released an identity or motive.

"You're about to see a raft of news stories claiming that I am responsible for inspiring the deaths of journalists," Yiannopoulos wrote in a Facebook post. "The truth, as always, is the opposite of what the media tells you."

"I sent a troll about 'vigilante death squads' as a *private* response to a few hostile journalists who were asking me for comment, basically as a way of saying, 'F---k off.' They then published it," he continued. "Amazed they were pretending to take my joke as a 'threat,' I reposted these stories on Instagram to mock them - and to make it clear that I wasn't being serious."

Mod: Nothing says warm hearted alt-humor like talking about killing journalists. Here is the story that has so inconvenienced poor Milo.

Five dead in Capital Gazette shooting; suspect Jarrod Ramos is in custody, police say (Washington Post link): A man with a vendetta against a newspaper in Annapolis, Md., fired a shotgun through the newsroom’s glass doors and at its employees, killing five and injuring two others Thursday afternoon in a targeted shooting, according to police.

The attack appears to be the deadliest involving journalists in the United States in decades. Local police said the Capital Gazette was targeted, prompting heightened security in newsrooms nationwide.

A bulletin emailed to Maryland law enforcement officials identified the suspect as Jarrod Ramos, 38. Police were searching an apartment in Laurel, Md., late Thursday that is linked to Ramos.

Police, who arrived at the scene within a minute of the reported gunfire, apprehended a gunman found hiding under a desk in the newsroom, according to the top official in Anne Arundel County, where the attack occurred.

Police said all of the victims killed were Capital Gazette employees: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters. Fischman and Hiaasen were editors, McNamara was a reporter, Smith was a sales assistant and Winters worked for special publications, according to the newspaper’s website.

South Florida's Rob Hiaasen, novelist Carl Hiaasen's brother, killed in newsroom shooting (Sun Sentinel link): Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen’s brother was among those killed Thursday in a newsroom shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, his family confirmed. Rob Hiaasen was assistant managing editor and a columnist at The Capital newspaper where he was hired in 2010. He was 59.

“There was no finer human being, there just wasn’t,” Rob Hiaasen’s widow, Maria, said Thursday night, her 58th birthday. “And certainly no finer father, and he was a damn fine journalist too.”

A birthday package from her husband still awaited her, Maria Hiaasen said. Rob Hiaasen had asked her if she wanted to open her gift Thursday morning, but she told him she’d rather wait until he got home from work.

He never made it back home. The shooting on the first-floor of the newspaper’s building occurred at about 2:40 p.m. The couple had celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary six days earlier.

Mod: And here it was only a year ago last February that the President of the United States was defending Milo Yiannopoulos. Goodness how time flies.

Trump's White House defends provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos' against Berkeley protesters (Business Insider link): President Donald Trump and his top staff on Thursday moved to defend controversial right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos

On Wednesday, the University of California, Berkeley, canceled an appearance by the inflammatory Breitbart editor after a protest of the event turned ugly, as some demonstrators set fires, hurled objects at police officers, and broke windows in several storefronts. Wednesday's event began as expected: Yiannopoulos arrived and protesters swarmed, noting his far-right nationalist sympathies and history of incidents in which he has been accused of waging harassment campaigns.

But the scene became chaotic when, according to the university "masked agitators" arrived to cause mayhem, disturbing what would have otherwise been a peaceful protest. The demonstration garnered coverage across multiple cable news networks, and eventually prompted a response from the president himself.

"If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?" Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

On "Fox and Friends" on Thursday, top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway also weighed in on the protests, claiming the protesters "don't welcome free speech" and that students on college campuses were waging war on the First Amendment.

Mod: Yes. Why would anyone ever want to shut up Milo? 

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103 comments:

  1. The shooter was a stalker with a vendetta against the paper over losing a defamation case. Nothing to do with Milo.

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    1. Be it advocating for pederasty, or shooting people by profession, Milo's alt-ee boys always cover for him.

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    2. He just needed the extra push that Milo and Trump gave him to go over the edge

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    3. DC shooter of Scalise dropped out of sight. No big deal, only shot GOP.

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  2. Don't you think they are a lot alike?

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    1. They like the dominance and fear but not when they get caught.

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  3. You have blood on your hands. Nobody is laughing at your disgusting joke. We will be laughing when it is you who is the prey.

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    1. That’s straight up creepy. I don’t laugh at anyone being ‘prey’.

      Stop the terrorist talk.

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  4. Good one, Milo! You really got the goat of those dead reporters! Can't wait to see your next prank.

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  5. As a Nation we continue to sink lower ...

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    1. Terrible things keep happening now, and at a frightening pace.

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    2. Remember, our "sinking lower" as a nation all began with Obama's division of the country, which, by the way, he listed as one of his agenda items to counter.

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    3. 11:43 it only sunk lower under Obama in your mind.

      What is it about Obama--who is smart, understands policy and diplomacy, and saved the US economy fro GOP predations--that Obama haters dislike and fear? What issss it? Hmm...

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  6. Can he explain the "joke"?

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    1. But he said he reposted it to make it "clear."

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  7. But wait, there's moreJune 29, 2018 at 7:35 AM

    Milo Yiannopoulos Warns Mediaite Reporter: ‘You Deserve What’s Coming’

    Continuing his ominous threats against reporters, Milo Yiannopoulos accused the media of cultivating animosity toward President Donald Trump and his base in an ominous email sent to Mediaite, and suggested there would be repercussions.

    “If journalists keep lying, deceiving and manipulating the public, then they will reap the same hatred they are sowing against Trump and his voters,” he wrote in an email to Mediaite Tuesday. “Truthfully I take no pleasure in the prospect: I’d rather beat you in a debate hall than a wrestling ring. But you did this to yourselves, and you deserve what’s coming.”

    Yiannopoulos was responding to an inquiry over a report on his messages encouraging violence against reporters, which were sent to the Observer and The Daily Beast.

    https://www.mediaite.com/online/milo-yiannopoulos-warns-mediaite-reporter-you-deserve-whats-coming/

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    1. Poor little Nazi snowflake.

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    2. Snowflake Yappipuss is now threatening news organizations for printing what he said.
      https://www.mediaite.com/online/milo-yiannopoulos-threatens-to-sue-the-observer-over-his-shoot-journalists-comments-your-life-is-over/

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    3. Apparently Poor Milo is the target of nearly a quarter of a million hostile Tweets this morning. It isn't easy waking up and discovering you're one of the most hated people in America.

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    4. Another member of the 'personal responsibility' party...

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    5. Correction, the media and their bias is one of the most hated groups in America, which is why this sort of tragedy is occurring.

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  8. American Conservatism (from Wiki)

    "American conservatism is a broad system of political beliefs in the United States that is characterized by respect for American traditions, support for Judeo-Christian values, economic liberalism, anti-communism and a defense of Western culture. Liberty is a core value, with a particular emphasis on strengthening the free market, limiting the size and scope of government and opposition to high taxes and government or labor union encroachment on the entrepreneur. "

    Other than cutting taxes for the wealthy and exercising an acute hatred of ordinary, middle class people who organize to prevent the wealthy to extract all the fruits of labor, where are the conservative values today?

    Rather than defend Western culture, promote economic liberalism, and fight communists and fascists, today's conservative embraces and defends a traitor who is taking steps to consolidate power, crush the defenseless, and destroy our economic and other relations with allies, all to further enrich and please himself and especially his Russian master, who has been sewing discord in and waging war against the U.S. since his communist KGB days.

    What are the conservatives conserving?

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    1. Sigh, "from extracting"

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    2. That sums it up perfectly. There are real conservatives out there. Ones who have stuck by the traditional values of conservatism. But most have shown themselves to be blind fools far too susceptible to the blandishments of a foreign enemy hellbent on our destruction.

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    3. 7:55 - "from extracting" what? The truth from all the radical right BS?

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    4. Calm down. “from extracting” was a typo correction.

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    5. While the left continues to sell this country out to become a third world hellhole for no reason other than to stay in power. It all began with fat Teddy Kennedy shutting down European immigration back in the 60's, because even then they knew the Democrat party was in trouble of losing power.

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    6. 11:50 So you believe Trump, Congress, and scotus are leftists hanging on to power? Weird

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  9. Remember that time the other great conservative candidate, Sarah Palin, told her right wing followers "Don't Retreat, Instead - RELOAD“, with a gunsight on her democratic opponents?

    Then lawmaker Gavy Giffords was shot in the head during a public speech.

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    1. Poor Gabby.

      Remember the time the hack Ted Nugent told the public that the president should ‘suck on my machine gub’?

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  10. In this country, everyone has the right to an opinion as well as dissent. It appears that many have voiced their opinion here, which is their right. The other side has the same rights. It is my opinion that most of the press slants every news story. It makes them appear to have an agenda. It seems conservatives take the shaft. And then you have Maxine Waters and that ilk that are allowed to say whatever they choose without reprisal. Why is that?

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    1. Because it is their right? And what exactly do you mean by reprisal?

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    2. 8:19 should be relieved. The left doesn't hunt down and shoot abortion doctors, politicians and journalists the way the right does.

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    3. Sadly the radical right has convinced a lot of people that Klan rhetoric and neo-nazi nationalism is "conservative."

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    4. Friend, have you ever stopped to wonder that there may be more than two sides, and the the mainstream opinion is just that- in the middle. Perhaps your opinions have become so radicalized that you view everyone as ‘the left’?

      Expand your news sources and you’ll realize most of us are just regular people and not as left as you’ve come to feel.

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    5. The wealthy are generally “conservative” (i.e. hate taxes, regulations etc.)

      The wealthy own and/or control major corporations.

      Major corporations own major media outlets.

      Major media outlets reflect the views of their owners.

      The media is anything but liberal.

      Therefore the media does nothing to refute the canard that the media is liberal.

      Gullible people believe canards.

      Gullible people therefore believe the media is liberal.


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    6. 8:19 is correct, there certainly is undeniable bias in the media and only a fool would deny it. Maxine Waters is a despicable human being, who, among other things, calls for open borders while she has a twelve foot high wall around the perimeter of her home, which isn't even in the district she represents. Despicable.

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    7. I'd take Maxine over Trump any day of the week, month or year.

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  11. The left hates Milo because he is a proud gay conservative.

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    1. Advocating shooting journalists is now a conservative value?

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    2. I hate him because he’s a proud pedicure and hate monger.

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    3. 100% spot on, 8:49.

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    4. Good to see you proud gay conservatives showing some solidarity. Now go get a room.

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  12. What makes someone wake up each morning with such hate and discontent in his/her heart for people that have done them no wrong?

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    1. Ask that question to Colbert, Fallon, or Kimmell, all who fill their entire monologue every day with anti Trump talk. It gets old and they delivered none of it to B.O., the worst President in U.S. history without exception.

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    2. Here. Have a hankie.

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  13. Crazy Maxine, those on the left are quite a few chromosomes short in all that they represent, the left has become the party hate and discord.

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    1. A black member of Congress is "quite a few chromosomes short?" Right out of the annals of the KKK that one.

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    2. Rep. Maxine Waters cancels events after 'very serious death threat'

      Rep. Maxine Waters, whose call for public protests of Trump administration officials has triggered a debate over civility in politics, said Thursday that she has canceled events in Texas and Alabama this weekend after a “very serious death threat” made against her.

      In a statement reported by CNN, the California Democrat said that after President Trump took aim at her Monday on Twitter, “even more individuals are leaving threatening messages and sending hostile mail to my office.”

      “There was one very serious death threat made against me on Monday from an individual in Texas which is why my planned speaking engagements in Texas and Alabama were cancelled this weekend,” Waters said in the statement.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rep-maxine-waters-cancels-events-due-to-very-serious-death-threat/2018/06/28/b5aca1c0-7b1c-11e8-80be-6d32e182a3bc_story.html

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    3. That’s how RWNJs roll. They can’t help themselves.

      That’s why they’re marginalized intellectually, scientifically, educationally, culturally, and economically. Then they blame the left for their own shortcomings.

      Let them enjoy their short term political power under Pr*sident Little Hands.

      But they need to remember: the noose is tightening.

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    4. 9:05, is happy hour starting a little early today for you?

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    5. Ok Wing Nut.

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  14. Advocating violence and shouting down free speech proving to be the values of the left.
    Those on the left are supporting Socialism and less Democracy.

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    1. Yeah, sure. Shoot any journalists today, wing nut?

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    2. Socialism and democracy can go hand in hand and are not mutually exclusive. Read up more.

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    3. Actually, more like Communism. State control of speech and all that.

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    4. Russia slid from communism to reactionary nationalist oligarchy very easily. The two extremes are not that far apart.

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    5. Wing nut can’t distinguish between an economic system and a political system.

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  15. I don't hate Milo, but i am not a Liberal.

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    1. Conservatives don't advocate killing members of the press. I don't think they teach that on Green Street.

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  16. President Trump: holding celebration of 6-month Anniversary of Tax Cuts and Job Act.
    The U.S. has the biggest economy in the World by far.
    We have created 7 trillion worth of value for our country.
    Americans have saved $3B on their Utility Bills due to Tax Cuts.
    Female unemployment is at the lowest level in 65 years.
    More than 6 million workers have received tax cuts.
    America finally has a tax system that is pro worker,pro family,pro American.

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    1. The US has had the largest economy in the world for decades. However, Trump adding over $1 trillion in new debt this year is not a good thing. You can't run the country on credit. The 1% need to pay their taxes.

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    2. American jobs being shipped overseas, allies abandoned, dictators being romanced, trillion dollars added to debt, tax cut for the rich, continuous spewing of lie from St Petersburg troll 9:56.

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    3. 10:59, how do you feel about Obama's addition of $9.5 trillion to the national debt in his short 8 years in office, exceeding the sum of every President put together before him?

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    4. As 12:03 probably knows, or is poorly informed if he doesn’t, Obama had to spend our way out of the major crash caused by the last GOP administration.

      Obama saved the economy, the one we still have time to enjoy before Trump wrecks it so he and his Russian friends can buy assets cheaply.

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    5. Obama didn’t pass the budget- congress did.

      Foo!

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    6. He worked hard to get the spending, something the GOP didn’t want until sane minds convinced some of them that the alternative was a deep depression.

      Billy pulpit, foo!

      (But thanks for the easy to teach, compartmentalized elementary school version of the legislative process.)

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  17. Nobody said old Maxine is a few chromosomes short, but everyone says she has a bad weave.

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    1. Lol- dumb troll didn’t even know who she was a week ago

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    2. Troll got orders from his master.

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  18. Warning signs from the shooter, mental health is once again in the picture.
    Five Journalists dead in targeted attack.

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    1. Another dumb gun nut

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  19. 9:22am sure. The California Representative, old Maxine, was heading to Texas and Alabama to speak of peaceful protest!

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    1. In your mind that justifies death threats?

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    2. Obviously Milo is practicing that GOP civility we've heard so much about.

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    3. 11:12, my guess is that this is similar to the kid who gets unrelentingly picked on at school and one day pops the bully in the nose. The media, like educators, should report facts without their opinion injected into the equation. With Obama's tenure, they left out many facts that would have diminished his image, while they've left no stone unturned on reporting every bit of negativity on the Trump administration. While injecting opinion commensurate with their reporting. Not fair no matter what side of the aisle you're on. I'm independent, but view this as highly unfair for the GOP. It amazes me how the liberals want tolerance for all of these various groups in society, but yet they are the most intolerant group of people in this country when it comes to any dissenting opinion.

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    4. 12:12 pontificates about facts being left out about Obama but leaves out any such facts.

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    5. 12:12 They and especially Fox did report on Obama’s major wrongdoings, like when he saluted with a cup in his hand and when he wore a tan suit.

      The media and especially Fox have not yet reported on Trump’s major wrongdoings, like money laundering.

      So far they’ve only reported on his collusion with the Russians, which you wing nuts say isn’t a crime.

      So you should be happy—for now. But, of course, the noose is tightening!

      And the wingnuts know it.

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  20. Sierra Madre City Council: You are amateurs!

    On Tuesday the D.C. City Council boosted the city's tax on trips performed by services like Uber, Lyft, and Via from the current 1 percent tax to a full 6 percent, adding 50 cents to a $10 ride.

    https://reason.com/blog/2018/06/27/dc-boosts-taxes-on-uber-lyft-by-500-perc

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  21. Looks like someone dropped the ball, AGAIN.

    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/06/29/woman-stalked-by-newsroom-madman-says-she-had-warned-police-hes-your-next-mass-shooter-649596?utm_source=Push%20Notifications&utm_medium=BPR

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  22. Question of the Decade, how dumb can the GOP, Republican Party and it's crazy insane leader (donald j trump) be? Supporting and encouraging shootings and killing of any opposition to those DALEKS running lose in Washington D.C.? Let there be a special place reserved in HELL for them all.

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  23. Agreed 11:45am.

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  24. No lies 10:07am, it's because he's GAY.

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  26. By mainstream opinion 10:06am? By regular people, you mean the left and east coast or the rest of the country?
    There are always so many more sides to stories, otherwise that title wouldn't work.
    Bais in retelling the story is where the disconnect from truth harms all.
    Ginornmous difference between Journalists/Opinion writers and story telling.

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    1. You should sober up before you comment.

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    2. Anyone who uses the phrase ‘left coast’ is radicalized. If you won’t come to the table rationally. Stay outside.

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    3. What's "bais?"

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  27. 11:21am Not. PC, "the noose is tightening".
    Intellects realize President Trump is MAGA.

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    1. Might Actually Get Arrested.

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    2. The noose is tightening is an idiomatic expression, not literal, though many Trump supporters seem to desire a return to the days when it was literal.

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    3. “Intellects realize President Trump is Make America Great Again.”

      Really? Is that how intellects speak?

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  28. RWNJs are out in force today.

    Maybe they’re experiencing a little cognitive dissonence trying to reconcile our imminent celebration of freedom from tyranny with their unrestricted devotion to their totalitarian Dear Leader and his Russian masters.

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  29. 10:08am, not really. One is political the other, economics.
    Both may be side by side, but i will take freedom and democracy every time.

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    1. Good. Time to impeach Trump.

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    2. Yes, really. Socialism and democracy and freedom go hand in hand. Read up.

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  30. 11:13am. More made up stuff from a Lefty! Wealthy Conservatives & wealthy Liberal's both hate to pay taxes beause they pay more than their share.
    FOX NEWS is owned by the biggest flaming Lib and Sons.

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    1. 4:04 just joined the tattler after losing a flame war on brietbart

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    2. It won't go any better for him here.

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  31. Smarmy Leftist 2:19pm. Attempting to make excuses for your very un-PC choice of word only points out to everyone that you screwed up, you used the word "tightening the noose";only one way to interpret that word, just like " you are out of your cotton picking mind", like you are.

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    1. Stole your verbiage, eh Milo?

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    2. Sorry they didn’t do a good job teaching American idiomatic expressions at St Petersburg High, Comrade 4:13. I understand it’s what makes American English so difficult for ESL students.

      Of course, you did manage to learn and squeeze in a racist idiomatic expression. I guess that one really got your attention, huh?

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