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by <]:^D » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:27 pm

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KK wrote:In the relative short term, I can see why so many Americans - particularly those from poorer backgrounds or with limited prospects - join the military. Long hours and average to poor pay is offset with free or heavily subsidised housing, health benefits that would otherwise break the bank, and the opportunity to live in places you probably wouldn't have otherwise. Okay, so you may hit the buffers at around, what, 35? thus you keep hearing about so many US veterans in dire circumstances, but I guess you can cross that bridge when you get to it.

If you're smart, surely not paying any or small amounts of rent should allow you ample opportunities to save.

Free college too. I know a couple of recent vets and they're both raking it in now having seen the world with the army. If you're smart and have some luck the army can provide a good life.

yeah you know, like avoiding dying, or getting crippled, or suffering severe PTSD/associated mental traumas from seeing your squad die :?

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Rocsteady » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:20 pm

If seeing your squad die counts as luck to you that's a weird concept of fortune.

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by <]:^D » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:22 pm

i dont know how you got that impression from what i wrote :?
edit: ok i see i wrote 'avoiding dying' when i meant more like being in harms way for a whole tour isnt my idea of being 'lucky'

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Rocsteady » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:23 pm

<]:^D wrote:i dont know how you got that impression from what i wrote :?

Read my previous quote again. If luck + intelligence, may = good life.

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Rocsteady » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:24 pm

Plenty of soldiers, tens if not hundreds of thousands, don't get sent into war zones.

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PostRe: US Politics - Trump ends DACA - Update: having second thoughts?
by Lagamorph » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:28 pm

Rocsteady wrote:
KK wrote:In the relative short term, I can see why so many Americans - particularly those from poorer backgrounds or with limited prospects - join the military. Long hours and average to poor pay is offset with free or heavily subsidised housing, health benefits that would otherwise break the bank, and the opportunity to live in places you probably wouldn't have otherwise. Okay, so you may hit the buffers at around, what, 35? thus you keep hearing about so many US veterans in dire circumstances, but I guess you can cross that bridge when you get to it.

If you're smart, surely not paying any or small amounts of rent should allow you ample opportunities to save.

Free college too. I know a couple of recent vets and they're both raking it in now having seen the world with the army. If you're smart and have some luck the army can provide a good life.

When I was doing my Japanese language lessons there was an American guy in there I got chatting to. The Navy were paying for him to come over to the UK and do a Masters degree at Durham Uni, paying his tuition, accommodation, etc, and all that was expected of him in return was a minimum of 5 years service afterwards. After graduating he'd immediately have been an officer as well.

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by <]:^D » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:43 pm

youre both being awfully dismissive of this 'career' choice potentially killing you, thats all im saying. and yes i am aware you can avoid combat zones but thats not always a choice each recruit has.

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Rocsteady » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:52 pm

Ah yeah strawberry float joining the army like.

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Irene Demova » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:29 pm

ACA repeal looks like it just died again, woo!

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Peter Crisp » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:42 pm

All that winning must be really starting to get tiresome for the Republicans.

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Garth » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:53 pm

Democrats open investigation into Jared Kushner's private emails

A senior Democratic lawmaker has opened an investigation into Jared Kushner's use of a private email account to conduct US government business.

Congressman Elijah Cummings penned a letter to the president's son-in-law and senior adviser requesting that he preserve all of his personal emails.

Mr Cummings quoted from the Republican investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server to justify the request.

"The public has a right to access public records," Mr Cummings wrote.

"The public has a right to certainty that no classified or sensitive information was placed at risk of compromise," Mr Cummings wrote, quoting Republican Trey Gowdy's letter to Mrs Clinton's legal team on 19 March 2015.

"Your actions in response to the preservation request and the information you provide in response to this letter will help determine the next steps in this investigation," the Maryland congressman wrote to Mr Kushner, a former real estate investor.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41394477

Delicious :lol:

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by Garth » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:59 pm

Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit divisions over Black Lives Matter and Muslims
Facebook announced on Sept. 21 that it would turn over copies of 3,000 political ads brought by Russian accounts during the 2016 election, after previously showing some to congressional investigators.

The batch of more than 3,000 Russian-bought ads that Facebook is preparing to turn over to Congress shows a deep understanding of social divides in American society, with some ads promoting African American rights groups including Black Lives Matter and others suggesting that these same groups pose a rising political threat, say people familiar with the covert influence campaign.

The Russian campaign — taking advantage of Facebook’s ability to send contrary messages to different groups of users based on their political and demographic characteristics — also sought to sow discord among religious groups. Other ads highlighted support for Democrat Hillary Clinton among Muslim women.

These targeted messages, along with others that have surfaced in recent days, highlight the sophistication of an influence campaign slickly crafted to mimic and infiltrate U.S. political discourse while also seeking to heighten tensions between groups already wary of one another.

The nature and detail of these ads have troubled investigators at Facebook, on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. Justice Department, say people familiar with the advertisements who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share matters still under investigation.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business ... 424a196394

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Garth » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:36 am


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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Moggy » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:14 am

Garth wrote:


That’s brilliant.

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Preezy » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:39 am

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Garth » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:17 pm

Trump, at war with everyone, mocks McCain, McConnell

In private, President Trump has taken to physically mocking M&M: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (slumped shoulders; lethargic body language) and Sen. John McCain (imitating the thumbs-down of his historic health-care vote).

Trump is venting about his frustration with what he considers failed leadership by Senate Republicans as he takes his lumps this week in wars with, well, everyone:

- Steve Bannon beat him last night in the Alabama Senate primary, with the Breitbart-favored candidate thumping Trump's man by 10 points.
- Moderate Republicans killed the repeal of the Affordable Care Act — again.
- NFL players lock arms in opposition to him. And Firehouse Strategies, a GOP firm, concludes from new polling: "[V]oters overwhelmingly (64%) say that the President should focus on other issues."
- He's getting pounded in social and conventional media for a slow, cold response to the humanitarian tragedy in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory.
- Bob Mueller is tightening the screws on Trump's staff, and is now getting data from the IRS about "key Trump campaign officials."
- "Rocket Man" government says Trump has declared war on North Korea. WashPost: "North Korean government officials have been quietly trying to arrange talks with Republican-linked analysts in Washington, in an apparent attempt to make sense of President Trump."

All this has left Trump isolated inside his White House at a time when he needs muscle with the Hill and juice with the public to try to pass tax reform.

With his stoking of the culture war and bombastic style amid national and global turbulence, Trump continues to make every issue about himself — at the very time that he most needs friends.

https://www.axios.com/trump-at-war-with ... 11904.html

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Garth » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:27 pm

Trump's rants today:



He's accomplished strawberry float all :lol:

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Moggy » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:39 pm

Is everyone tired of all this winning yet? :slol:

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Xeno » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:46 pm

Garth wrote:

He's accomplished strawberry float all :lol:


See, he doesn't always lie.

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PostRe: US Politics - Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
by Alvin Flummux » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:38 pm

Moggy wrote:Is everyone tired of all this winning yet? :slol:


Exhausted.

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.

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