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by Squinty » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:18 pm

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Garth wrote:
KK wrote:I've never known anyone to be bald at the back of their head before. As far as I'm aware, that just doesn't happen. It's alway the last place you lose hair from.

Here's an article on how it supposedly happened:
https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5896 ... 3dff8a/amp

If only he'd discovered Alpecin sooner.

I'm sure when I read about Wayne Rooney's hair transplant they just used the hair from his arse. No, really.


I thought they pulled his hair forward.

That's some great arse hair he's got if true.

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by Harry Ola » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:42 am

If you've ever wondered how the many Russia connections fit together, Seth Abramson has just produced this.



It also contains some searing commentary:



You can follow it all here if this is better: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/961787445971963904.html

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by Harry Ola » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:52 am

Also, this could be another big development from yesterday:



This might explain why they are going so hard after the Page FISA application. There may be tapes!

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by Harry Ola » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:08 am

One more story as well. Best told in a series of tweets.



Which led to a Hannity Exclusive last night and this:



This latest bombshell lasted a sum total of 45 minutes before:


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by Garth » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:14 am

They're really looking desperate, lol.

Government shutdown again last night due to Republican infighting.

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by Harry Ola » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:26 am

So they are not releasing the Dems memo :fp:



But the bigger story may prove to be (in time)



She would have taken over Mueller if Rosenstein gets fired or has to recuse himself (he's a witness in any obstruction case).

And of course, given Everything Trump Touches dies #ETTD there was another resignation from the WH for domestic abuse


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by Peter Crisp » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:54 am

Surely this has to hurt the republicans in the Mid-terms and if it doesn't they may as well go completely insane as it seems it doesn't matter how terrible they are people will vote for them anyway. Just the sheer number of people resigning and being fired should tell them this isn't a great administration.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Harry Ola » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:42 am

Peter Crisp wrote:Surely this has to hurt the republicans in the Mid-terms and if it doesn't they may as well go completely insane as it seems it doesn't matter how terrible they are people will vote for them anyway. Just the sheer number of people resigning and being fired should tell them this isn't a great administration.


Sadly Trump's popularity rating has been climbing. He's now in the 40s having been at 36 in December. Plus the generic ballet between Dems and GOP has tightened. It's still at 7.5%, but with gerrymandering that means it's too close to call in the house :fp: .

All that said, November is a very long time away with Trump. So who knows!

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by Harry Ola » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:00 am

On the Rachel Brand quitting story, just seen something very interesting. She's going to Walmart, which is probably good for money, but usually ambitious attorneys at the DOJ stay put in case they move up the ranks. Anyway, she might have another reason to jump ship:



If Gates has flipped and there's increasing evidence he has, then he knows plenty and things get very interesting from here.

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by Preezy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:14 am

I've completely lost the thread of what's happening in Trumptown - there's so much stuff flying about (just scrolling down this single page is a minefield!), can anyone provide a very brief bullet point summary of why he isn't in jail yet?

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by Cribs » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:20 am

tl;dr create enough scandals that people eventually lose interest

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by Hexx » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:20 am

Preezy wrote:I've completely lost the thread of what's happening in Trumptown - there's so much stuff flying about (just scrolling down this single page is a minefield!), can anyone provide a very brief bullet point summary of why he isn't in jail yet?


The GOP has gone all in on protecting him and proganda-ering against the FBI/DOJ/Investigation.

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by Peter Crisp » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:59 pm

Preezy wrote:I've completely lost the thread of what's happening in Trumptown - there's so much stuff flying about (just scrolling down this single page is a minefield!), can anyone provide a very brief bullet point summary of why he isn't in jail yet?


I think part of the plan Trump has is to be so totally gooseberry fool that so much news is made every day that people think "Hang on he can't seriously be that bad can he?" to which the answer to anyone paying attention is yes he can.
Unfortunately Trump also has the backing of Fox News who will gladly polish any turd that floats their way from Trump and Fox and Friends who make a gaggle of lovestruck schoolgirls look fair and balanced "They may as well do a whole morning show about why Trump is the hunkiest World leader of all time by this point" and that's where a large chunk of Americans get their news.

From the outside looking in it's quite clear Trump is a buffoon who's eroding US norms like the rule of law every time he criticises judges and the FBI or the freedom of the press by constantly calling them unAmerican but many on the inside don't get the whole picture and just get told about the few things he's had success with.

If any of us were as incompetent at our job as he is we'd have been fired months ago and the company would likely hold a party at our departure because they have so many less disasters to deal with now. All the next President has to do is be a standard world leader and they're going to look like statesman of the century compared to Trump.
Maybe they could start by not randomly attacking long standing allies for no reason and not expecting a free country like the UK to completely illegally ban protests just because he's a thin skinned arse.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by lex-man » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:32 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Preezy wrote:I've completely lost the thread of what's happening in Trumptown - there's so much stuff flying about (just scrolling down this single page is a minefield!), can anyone provide a very brief bullet point summary of why he isn't in jail yet?


I think part of the plan Trump has is to be so totally gooseberry fool that so much news is made every day that people think "Hang on he can't seriously be that bad can he?" to which the answer to anyone paying attention is yes he can.
Unfortunately Trump also has the backing of Fox News who will gladly polish any turd that floats their way from Trump and Fox and Friends who make a gaggle of lovestruck schoolgirls look fair and balanced "They may as well do a whole morning show about why Trump is the hunkiest World leader of all time by this point" and that's where a large chunk of Americans get their news.

From the outside looking in it's quite clear Trump is a buffoon who's eroding US norms like the rule of law every time he criticises judges and the FBI or the freedom of the press by constantly calling them unAmerican but many on the inside don't get the whole picture and just get told about the few things he's had success with.

If any of us were as incompetent at our job as he is we'd have been fired months ago and the company would likely hold a party at our departure because they have so many less disasters to deal with now. All the next President has to do is be a standard world leader and they're going to look like statesman of the century compared to Trump.
Maybe they could start by not randomly attacking long standing allies for no reason and not expecting a free country like the UK to completely illegally ban protests just because he's a thin skinned arse.


I think a large part of the american ideals are rhetoric. Very few Americans actually believe in 'freedom', they just want to be free to do the things they want. If Trump managed to gain control of the control and install some kind of militarily dictatorship, most of the GOP would be super happy. It would be the same if the Dem's took over.

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by Peter Crisp » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:59 pm

lex-man wrote:I think a large part of the american ideals are rhetoric. Very few Americans actually believe in 'freedom', they just want to be free to do the things they want. If Trump managed to gain control of the control and install some kind of militarily dictatorship, most of the GOP would be super happy. It would be the same if the Dem's took over.


It always amuses me the outcry that republicans have at the idea of atheism. I remember Fox News doing entire segments about the fact that there were London Buses with a slogan saying "There is no God" and somehow not managing to see the irony that there are thousands of Churches in the UK and US. They went on and on about how the posters should be pulled down while at the same time being the same channel that moans like strawberry float about the war on Christmas.

Free speech only exists if you're saying something they like.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by captain red dog » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:41 pm

Part of the problem is the media are unable to focus on one story for more than a few cycles. That seems to be as much about pushing ratings as it is about distraction being run from the White House.

Journalists need to be really narrowing down on single issues like conflict of interest, Mar-a-Lago etc and not letting it go until the story is bottomed out.

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PostRe: US Politics
by abcd » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:41 pm

This TV show has more plot holes than Dallas

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by lex-man » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:35 pm

I don't think the journalists are really needed ATM. What we need is some actual charges to be brought against Trump et al. I think the FBI are worried and are trying to build the strongest case possible because they're a little worried he'll be able to slip the charges.


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