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Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:30 am
by Alvin Flummux
True heroism.

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:53 am
by Moggy
US President Donald Trump's Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday but has since been restored, the social media company said.

An employee deactivated the @realdonaldtrump account, it said, clarifying that it had been their last day in the job.

The account was down for 11 minutes and Twitter is now investigating.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41854482


Well that person just won the award for best last day prank ever. :lol:

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:48 am
by Harry Ola
I wonder if the same person could have posted a tweet on Trump's feed. That's a bit scary. Could have announced bombing North Korea or something, because Trump surely would tweet it!

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:50 am
by Preezy
Not all heroes wear capes etc

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:57 am
by Harry Ola
Donny's on a twitter rant this morning about Hilary, the FBI and his own justice department. Hopefully this means he's got wind of more news to come in the Mueller enquiry.

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:37 pm
by Harry Ola
He's all in on the Justice Department today.


Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:10 pm
by Hexx
Also flat out tweeting racial slurs...

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:12 pm
by Garth
This one?

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:19 pm
by Preezy
Is Elizabeth Warren of Native American descent?

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:21 pm
by Moggy
Preezy wrote:Is Elizabeth Warren of Native American descent?


Yep. He has called her it before apparently.

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:27 pm
by Preezy
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Is Elizabeth Warren of Native American descent?


Yep. He has called her it before apparently.

He could charm the paint off the walls, this one :fp:

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:46 pm
by Alvin Flummux
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Is Elizabeth Warren of Native American descent?


Yep. He has called her it before apparently.


Is she, though? I've never heard whether or not that was actually true.

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:47 pm
by Peter Crisp
It's like he doesn't realise he can just pick up the phone and ask the FBI to look into something.
It's makes about as much sense as normal people tweeting "My wife just made a cup of coffee and didn't make me one, DO SOMETHING FBI!!!!!!!!!!".

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:52 pm
by Moggy
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Is Elizabeth Warren of Native American descent?


Yep. He has called her it before apparently.


Is she, though? I've never heard whether or not that was actually true.


Either way he is using a racial slur to describe her.

In April 2012, the Boston Herald sparked a campaign controversy when it reported that from 1986 to 1995 Warren had listed herself as a minority in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) directories, called the AALS Directory of Law Teachers.[63] Harvard Law School had publicized her minority status in response to criticisms about a lack of faculty diversity, but Warren said that she was unaware of this until she read about it in a newspaper during the 2012 election.[63][64][65] Scott Brown, her Republican opponent in the Senate race, speculated that she had fabricated Native American heritage to gain advantage in the job market.[66][67][68] Former colleagues and supervisors at universities where she had worked stated that Warren's ancestry played no role in her hiring.[64][65][68][69] Warren responded to the allegations, saying that she had self-identified as a minority in the directories in order to meet others with similar tribal roots.[70] Her brothers defended her, stating that they "grew up listening to our mother and grandmother and other relatives talk about our family's Cherokee and Delaware heritage".[71] In her 2014 autobiography, Warren described the allegations as untrue and hurtful.[72] The New England Historic Genealogical Society found a family newsletter that alluded to a marriage license application that listed Elizabeth Warren’s great-great-great grandmother as part Cherokee, but could not find the primary document and found no proof of her descent.[68][73][74] The Oklahoma Historical Society said that finding a definitive answer about Native American heritage can be difficult because of intermarriage and deliberate avoidance of registration.[75]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Warren#Early_life.2C_education.2C_and_family

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:06 pm
by Harry Ola
So it begins:


Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:14 pm
by Tafdolphin
Harry Ola wrote:So it begins:



Isn't the uranium thing absolute bollocks though? I mean, provably bollcoks,?

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:07 pm
by Harry Ola
:fp: From what I've read it's utter nonsense. Clinton wasn't even part of decision .

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:11 pm
by Alvin Flummux
They're making a lot of hay from bullshit they know their base will eat up.

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:12 pm
by lex-man
There is a very long podcast by the Arms Control Wonk people who said it was basically bollocks and that the amount of uranium that had been sold was minuscule and that the company would need an export license to actually export it from the country, which they currently don't have.

Re: US Politics - Paul Manafort + Rick Gates indicted in Russia investigation, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:28 pm
by Garth
Trump administration releases report finding ‘no convincing alternative explanation’ for climate change

The Trump administration released a dire scientific report Friday detailing the growing threats of climate change. The report stands in stark contrast to the administration’s efforts to downplay humans’ role in global warming, withdraw from an international climate accord and reverse Obama-era policies aimed at curbing U.S. greenhouse-gas output.

The White House did not seek to prevent the release of the government’s National Climate Assessment, which is mandated by law, despite the fact that its findings sharply contradict the administration’s policies. The report affirms that climate change is driven almost entirely by human action, warns of potential sea-level rise as high as eight feet by the year 2100, and enumerates climate-related damage across the United States that is already occurring as a result of 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit of global warming since 1900.

“It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century,” the document reports. “For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/ene ... f1826e34e1