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If you thought the ham-handed burgling of people’s pms was bad, enlisting the help of the FBI is exponentially worse due to their greater expertise at accessing what's in the database.  It is a doxxing of his entire board - a gross breach of privacy - forever securing the breadth of the .org data on an FBI server - ripe for the fishing.  

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Isabel Oct 25, 2020, Phelix_Dacat Oct 25, 2020, bludog Oct 25, 2020

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Termin8tor » 27 Oct 2020, 7:10 am » wrote: .
Hey, there's a credible source.
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Uh oh, huge cracks in the Democrats' Race Dam are appearing.

"If you don't vote for me, you ain't black!" said Biden in a virulently racist claim.

And not one single liberal objected.

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To Kushner and Trump we are all just goys, even the blacks.

We got clued in. Kushner told blacks they were not trying.

Reminds me of the forties.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSRk37SBre0

 



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Cannonpointer » 27 Oct 2020, 6:44 pm » wrote: How is it an illusion to hold oneself above those at the very bottom tier of society - people whose behavior is so odious that a secular government with laws against the practice still conspires against their well being?

You can't have it both ways. If ****** are, as you insist, still beset IN SPITE OF generations of welfare money, section 8 rent money, food money, set asides, unearned positions in universities as "prefessors" and as "students," un-merited employment, etc., than they are some sorry, helpless, ineffective, substandard sons of *******.

We've had GENERATI0NS of giving them **** - and they've used the social safety net not as a springboard, but as a hammock. AND I DON'T BLAME THEM. People take what they're given in this life. But let's not be hypocrites and try to pretend that except in rare cases, the black race contributes anything more than crime and STDs to our society.

YOU YOURSELF treat them as the white man's burden, do you not?
We brought Black Africans here slaves, against their will and forced them to to do our work, unpaid for 280 years.  They were made to take part in the building of America's greatness. It's now 155 years since emancipation.  Yet they are still belittled and humiliated as inferiors.  And yes, often killed unujustifiably officers who are supposed to be fairly enforcing the law.    his country owes them help for a period of time, at least as long as they were enslaved ....  Another 125 years.

Yes.  They are our burden.  Having created this problem ourselves, we shouldn't just wash our hands of the matter and act as if we had nothing to do with it.  And we should not be making matters worse by continually abusing them in print, or in the media, or by the infliction of systemic abuse.

Only by gradually including our former slaves into our society, at whatever levels that match their abilities, will we free ourselves of this burden.  We won't accomplish it by continued oppression.


 



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Pengwin » 30 Oct 2020, 10:29 am » wrote: So far no one has a source.
Bobulinski IS the source, and he's provided mountains of evidence in the form of certified authentic documents, emails FROM HUNTER, text messages FROM HUNTER, the actual phones with the texts and emails FROM HUNTER, and SWORN TESTIMONY in the investigation.  And at the same time you have the entire Biden campaign refusing to explain it.  It's NOT sufficient to simply state that it's a "Russian distraction".  Tell us how those conversations were placed on BOTH Hunter's laptop AS WELL AS on Bobulinski's phone, let's hear him deny those authenticated documents are really forgeries, challenge Bobulinski to take a lie detector test since they claim he's lying, and force Hunter to turn over all bank statements showing when and from where those huge payoffs took place and drag his druggie *** before a grand jury.

You know, people would have a more favorable view of Democrats and liberals if they could actually bring their mouths to admit the facts that this appears to be a serious case of corruption and it's led you to reconsider your support of Biden, even if you have already voted as you stated.  But instead you continue to deny and defend the indefensible, just waiting for your phony Fake News media to divulge how you need to respond when confronted by this story.  

You're content to be sheep waiting for your orders and have given up any veneer you ever had of thinking for yourself.
 



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ROG62 » 31 Oct 2020, 7:25 am » wrote: The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round...

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And we see how short this bus you mentioned is and where it is taking you.



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omh » 06 Nov 2020, 8:46 am » wrote:
GeorgeWashington » 06 Nov 2020, 8:42 am » wrote: Yes.. that's exactly what it means.  Thanks for the eloquent synopsis.  Image
ha ha ha ha ha so you are other peoples' scripted character serving humanity until extinction rather than spending your time being honest about limited to occupying space as mutually timed apart now since conceived to decomposed corpse?

Corrupted after birth corrupting your children after becoming 1 of 2 parents, 1 of 4 grandparents, 1 of 8 great grandparents expecting reality to change next generation of your great great grandchildren sustaining the populaiton from there forward mutually evolving now..
Every election for at least the past 16 years has been "the most important election in history" where we've been "one election away from losing the country."

Bush was never tried for war crimes or diebold election fraud, Obama was never tried for acorn's "massive voter fraud", Hillary is still free, Epstein is still dead, etc etc etc.

Forgive me if I'm not willing to play along with the puppet show.
GeorgeWashington » 06 Nov 2020, 8:31 am » wrote: I'll believe it when I see it.
 
 



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You all expect that a boring toddling old guy who didn’t campaign at all got millions more votes than The charismatic Obama?

Despite losing ground with every minority demographic?

White elitists fixed this election and it’s obvious to anyone with a brain.

Working class and minorities who were making real gains will now suffer immensely. While the oligarchs in power will laugh and enrich themselves.

Shame on you for not seeing the obvious.
 



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We will tell you "I don't believe it and I don't want to hear it" about your lazy entitled religion,  "pure" race that is lazy and entitled etc.

Some of us would be working around here and would be noticing some things.



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Kentucky voters are brain dead and their lungs a full of coal dust. They are a drain on our heathcare system.



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If Trump gets four more years, it will not only be the end of our Democratic Republic, but a worldwide environmental disaster, as well.  The rape of the Biosphere will quicken.  Carbon will continue to be emitted into the atmosphere at ever higher rates, and pollution will continue, unchecked.

As a result of a second Trump term, more people will die than under Stalin and Hitler combined.   Global Heating and a buildup of toxic air, land and water cannot be allowed to drastically increase. 

Yesterday, Trump uttered the clearest measure of his insanity yet:---  He threatened that should he win, he would prosecute Biden and Obama as criminals, and they would end up in jail.
 



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bludog » 07 Nov 2020, 2:16 am » wrote: If Trump gets four more years, it will not only be the end of our Democratic Republic, but a worldwide environmental disaster, as well.  The rape of the Biosphere will quicken.  Carbon will continue to be emitted into the atmosphere at ever higher rates, and pollution will continue, unchecked.

As a result of a second Trump term, more people will die than under Stalin and Hitler combined.   Global Heating and a buildup of toxic air, land and water cannot be allowed to drastically increase. 

Yesterday, Trump uttered the clearest measure of his insanity yet:---  He threatened that should he win, he would prosecute Biden and Obama as criminals, and they would end up in jail.

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Horse **** from the ****** room shouldn't qualify. If they can only mouth **** it in hiding, it should stay in hiding.

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Termin8tor » 07 Nov 2020, 7:15 am » wrote: .
And Republicans did broadly very well, not losing one single state legislature and taking complete or partial control of a couple.

And likely picking up as many as 15 House seats, assuming some aren't stolen.

But amazingly, only Trump "lost."

But it ain't over til it's over.


So, the voter fraud was rampant in the Presidential election, but squeaky clean in the congressional races, huh?



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nefarious101 » 08 Nov 2020, 1:36 pm » wrote: it's usually going to be ok...but to believe the news media picks the President?....really?....that's naive as hell.
Well, they certainly picked this one!  Their hatred for Trump and their unified support of Biden that prevented them from doing their damn job and exposing Biden's criminal history, his lies, his racist history, the influence peddling, his obvious dementia,  and his refusal to answer questions by locking himself in his basement for most of the campaign, all contributed to what is likely a razor thin victory. You can't tell me they would have permitted a Republican nominee, be it Trump or anyone else, to get away with all that without attacking him on so many of those issues.  The question now is whether they will begin to do their job now that they've succeeded in getting rid of Trump.
 



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I want to say the name of the person that poisoned me and when.

Steve Rabunksy on or about July 29, 2007.

Is that okay for the record?

Is this a record? Or what is it?



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WillFranklin Nov 09, 2020

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Orwell correctly predicted that totalitarianism would come into control of nations through manipulation of language and altering the accepted meaning of words. When men can be women by simply changing terminology, when infanticide transmutes to a constitutionally protected choice, its clear we are well on our way to living in his nightmare dystopia. Biden is not the president elect. Not one state has confirmed their results, not one elector has been appointed. He's just the guy currently projected to win by the media. Words have meanings. Biden is no more president elected than the incumbent. 



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By now, it’s well-established that most of the arguments put forward by President Trump’s reelection campaign in its challenge of the results of the 2020 election are baseless and highly speculative. Even Trump allies, as The Washington Post reported late Tuesday, acknowledge the apparent futility of the effort. Others have reasoned that there’s no harm in going through the motions, with one anonymous GOP official asking, “What’s the downside for humoring him” for a little while?But as scenes in courtrooms nationwide in recent days have shown, there is indeed a downside for those tasked with pursuing these claims. Repeatedly now, they have been rebuked by judges for how thin their arguments have been.The most famous scene came in Pennsylvania, where a Trump lawyer strained to avoid acknowledging that their people were, in fact, allowed to observe the vote-counting process in Philadelphia:
At the city’s federal courthouse on Thursday evening, attorneys for Trump asked a judge to issue an emergency order to stop the count, alleging that all Republican observers had been barred.Under sharp questioning from Judge Paul S. Diamond, however, they conceded that Trump in fact had “a nonzero number of people in the room,” leaving Diamond audibly exasperated.“I’m sorry, then what’s your problem?” asked Diamond, who was appointed to the federal bench by President George W. Bush. Denying Trump’s request, Diamond struck a deal for 60 observers from each party to be allowed inside.At one point on Friday afternoon, 12 Republican observers and five Democrats were watching the count, according to a ballot counter who was working.
 After that “nonzero” answer, Diamond pressed the Trump campaign lawyer to be more explicit — and he suggestively invoked their standing with the bar: “I’m asking you as a member of the bar of this court: Are people representing the plaintiffs in the room?” The lawyer responded more directly: “Yes.” By the end of the hearing, Diamond invoked his right to make sure lawyers in his courtroom acted in good faith.Another Trump lawyer, Jonathan S. Goldstein, was also grilled by a Pennsylvania judge this week. Under questioning, he acknowledged that, contrary to Trump’s claims about rampant voter fraud, he wasn’t alleging fraud in the 592 ballots he sought to disqualify in Montgomery County, Pa.Again, Trump’s lawyer strained to avoid directly answering the question but was ultimately forced to acknowledge it:.
THE COURT: In your petition, which is right before me — and I read it several times — you don’t claim that any electors or the Board of the County were guilty of fraud, correct? That’s correct?GOLDSTEIN: Your Honor, accusing people of fraud is a pretty big step. And it is rare that I call somebody a liar, and I am not calling the Board of the [Democratic National Committee] or anybody else involved in this a liar. Everybody is coming to this with good faith. The DNC is coming with good faith. We’re all just trying to get an election done. We think these were a mistake, but we think they are a fatal mistake, and these ballots ought not be counted.THE COURT: I understand. I am asking you a specific question, and I am looking for a specific answer. Are you claiming that there is any fraud in connection with these 592 disputed ballots?GOLDSTEIN: To my knowledge at present, no.THE COURT: Are you claiming that there is any undue or improper influence upon the elector with respect to these 592 ballots?GOLDSTEIN: To my knowledge at present, no.
 The Trump campaign also sought to temporarily stop counting some ballots in Detroit. It cited a GOP poll watcher who had said she had been told by an unidentified person that late mail ballots were being predated to before Election Day, so they would be considered valid.The judge repeatedly asserted this was hearsay, but Trump campaign lawyer Thor Hearne sought to argue that it wasn’t — despite it having been someone who said they heard about something they weren’t personally involved in. He pointed to a vague note the poll watcher produced — which said “entered receive date as 11/2/20 on 11/4/20” — as evidence:
STEPHENS: So I want to make sure I understand you. The affiant is not the person who had knowledge of this. Is that correct?HEARNE: The affiant had direct firsthand knowledge of the communication with the elections inspector and the document they provided them.STEPHENS: Okay, which is generally known as hearsay, right?HEARNE: I would not think that’s hearsay, Your Honor. That’s firsthand personal knowledge by the affiant of what she physically observed. And we included an exhibit which is a physical copy of the note that she was provided.
The two later returned to the point, after Stephens reviewed the note, and Stephens echoed Judge Diamond’s exasperation:TEPHENS: I’m still trying to understand why this isn’t hearsay.HEARNE: Well, it’s, it, I –STEPHENS: I absolutely understand what the affiant says she heard someone say to her. But the truth of the matter … that you’re going for was that there was an illegal act occurring. Because other than that I don’t know what its relevancy is.HEARNE: Right. I would say, Your Honor, in terms of the hearsay point, this is a firsthand factual statement made by Ms. Connarn, and she has made that statement based on her own firsthand physical evidence and knowledge --STEPHENS: “I heard somebody else say something.” Tell me why that’s not hearsay. Come on, now.HEARNE: Well it’s a firsthand statement of her physical –STEPHENS: It’s an out-of-court statement offered where the truth of the matter is [at-issue], right?

In a later written decision, Stephens slammed the argument as “inadmissible hearsay within hearsay.” And after the campaign appealed, Stephens rebuked it Monday for not including required documentation.“I regret to inform you that your submission is defective,” Stephens said.Another of the Trump team’s claims crumbled rather quickly in Georgia.In Chatham County, as in Michigan, the Trump campaign cited supposed evidence that 53 late ballots may have been predated so they could be counted.

Except two witnesses they called acknowledged under oath that they didn’t know whether the ballots were received after the deadline. And two others for the local board of elections testified that they were, in fact, received on time. Judge James Bass dismissed the case in a one-sentence, eight-word ruling, saying, “I’m denying the request and dismissing the petition” and abruptly adjourned the hearing. He then elaborated in a written opinion, saying that “the Court finds that there is no evidence that the ballots referenced in the petition were received after 7:00 p.m. on election day, thereby making those ballots invalid. Additionally, there is no evidence that the Chatham County Board of Elections or the Chatham County Board of Registrars has failed to comply with the law.”The common thread running through all of these is that Trump’s lawyers are regularly offering a significantly more watered-down version of Trump’s claims about rampant voter fraud — because they, unlike Trump, have to substantiate their claims. And as these exchanges show, it’s a rather thankless task that can quickly land them on a judge’s bad side.

 
 



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I can not say everything that the Republicans are doing but it is frightening. I have talked to magistrates, social workers, and have filed two restraining orders.

NC-07 is the hardest to flip with the meanest Democrat doing it who knows the rules and follows them. Not even a traffic ticket, 876 FICO.

It's the **** you David Rouzer actually wants up his ***.



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Termin8tor » 12 Nov 2020, 1:52 pm » wrote:
Misty » 12 Nov 2020, 1:46 pm » wrote: Wait, what happened to, "Since when does the media get to call races?"
Why is it only okay when they call a state for Trump and not okay when they call a state for Biden?
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You're equating calling a state won by 2:1 with calling an entire country stolen from Trump?
Psychopath.
All over this forum Trump followers are whining about how the media doesn't get to call races.
But that only seems to apply to states that Trump lost.
It's just fine if they call it for states that Trump carried.
If you people didn't have double standards, you'd have no standards at all.
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Can't wait for you to comment in this thread.

https://www.liberalforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=51943



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From seizing control of the internet to declaring martial law, President Trump may legally do all kinds of extraordinary things.

Unknown to most Americans, a parallel legal regime allows the president to sidestep many of the constraints that normally apply. The moment the president declares a “national emergency”—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—more than 100 special provisions become available to him. While many of these tee up reasonable responses to genuine emergencies, some appear dangerously suited to a leader bent on amassing or retaining power. For instance, the president can, with the flick of his pen, activate laws allowing him to shut down many kinds of electronic communications inside the United States or freeze Americans’ bank accounts. Other powers are available even without a declaration of emergency, including laws that allow the president to deploy troops inside the country to subdue domestic unrest.

This edifice of extraordinary powers has historically rested on the assumption that the president will act in the country’s best interest when using them. With a handful of noteworthy exceptions, this assumption has held up. But what if a president, backed into a corner and facing electoral defeat or impeachment, were to declare an emergency for the sake of holding on to power? In that scenario, our laws and institutions might not save us from a presidential power grab. They might be what takes us down.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... rs/576418/

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I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America..hereby declare a national emergency to deal with this threat.
 



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