US Politics 2

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by Moggy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:25 pm

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Donald Trump dresses up as a woman and moonlights as a Spanish Potato Farmer, according to shock new report

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Señora Trump, who allegedly lives with her husband on a farm in Cabana de Bergantiños, Spain.


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by Corazon de Leon » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:06 pm

I think I'll need to try and stay up to watch that. I'm writing an article that I hope will be picked up by academic journals on Trump's press strategy at the moment and I'm really interested in his addresses.

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by Dannie Lennox_ » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:44 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:I'm really interested in his addresses.

I don't know the others but I'm pretty sure one is "The White House, Washington DC".

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by Moggy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:54 am

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Corazon de Leon wrote:I'm really interested in his addresses.

I don't know the others but I'm pretty sure one is "The White House, Washington DC".


Full home address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500, USA

Alternative address: 725 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA

Holiday address: 1100 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA

His employers address: ul. Vosdvizhenka d.1 Moscow 121019

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by Dannie Lennox_ » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:35 am

Thanks Moggy :wub:

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Corazon de Leon » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:21 pm

Moggy wrote:
Quantum Name wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:I'm really interested in his addresses.

I don't know the others but I'm pretty sure one is "The White House, Washington DC".


Full home address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500, USA

Alternative address: 725 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA

Holiday address: 1100 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA

His employers address: ul. Vosdvizhenka d.1 Moscow 121019


Enjoyed the last one. :slol:

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:09 pm



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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Squinty » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:10 pm

There's no chance that this won't be a strawberry floating shitshow.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Monkey Man » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:48 am

Trump address - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MsEj4Ymy2g

Democrats response - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyb-DjVT5_c

Trumps tweets read out loud basically, usual BS. Good response from the Dems, maybe should have pointed out all the lies.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Monkey Man » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:55 am

Details of former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort's alleged lies to investigators have been revealed in improperly redacted new court filings.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team accused him of lying about interactions with Konstantin Kilimnik, an alleged Russian operative, the papers say.

Manafort's lawyers argue in the filings he did not break his plea deal because he never meant to mislead anyone.

The redaction mishap by Manafort's team allowed anyone to view the text beneath blacked out sections of the online documents when they became public on Tuesday.


They've really picked the best of the best lawyers in these cases. :fp:
Additionally, the US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a mystery foreign company for defying a grand jury subpoena related to the special counsel's inquiry.

More details on Manafort at the link - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46804127

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Hexx » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:01 pm



Pathetic little insecure man child desperate to appear tough (the original tweet has since been deleted, presumably because an adult took his phone off him, hence the bot)

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Garth » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:27 pm

Rake, Forrest, rake!

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Victor Mildew » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:22 pm

The best negotiator, tremendous.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by KK » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:47 pm

Older Americans are disproportionately more likely to share fake news on Facebook, according to a new analysis by researchers at New York and Princeton Universities.

Older users shared more fake news than younger ones regardless of education, sex, race, income, or how many links they shared. In fact, age predicted their behavior better than any other characteristic — including party affiliation.

Today’s study, published in Science Advances, examined user behavior in the months before and after the 2016 US presidential election. In early 2016, the academics started working with research firm YouGov to assemble a panel of 3,500 people, which included both Facebook users and non-users. On November 16th, just after the election, they asked Facebook users on the panel to install an application that allowed them to share data including public profile fields, religious and political views, posts to their own timelines, and the pages that they followed. Users could opt in or out of sharing individual categories of data, and researchers did not have access to the News Feeds or data about their friends.

About 49 percent of study participants who used Facebook agreed to share their profile data. Researchers then checked links posted to their timelines against a list of web domains that have historically shared fake news, as compiled by BuzzFeed reporter Craig Silverman. Later, they checked the links against four other lists of fake news stories and domains to see whether the results would be consistent.

Across all age categories, sharing fake news was a relatively rare category. Only 8.5 percent of users in the study shared at least one link from a fake news site. Users who identified as conservative were more likely than users who identified as liberal to share fake news: 18 percent of Republicans shared links to fake news sites, compared to less than 4 percent of Democrats. The researchers attributed this finding largely to studies showing that in 2016, fake news overwhelmingly served to promote Trump’s candidacy.

But older users skewed the findings: 11 percent of users older than 65 shared a hoax, while just 3 percent of users 18 to 29 did. Facebook users ages 65 and older shared more than twice as many fake news articles than the next-oldest age group of 45 to 65, and nearly seven times as many fake news articles as the youngest age group (18 to 29).

“When we bring up the age finding, a lot of people say, ‘oh yeah, that’s obvious,’” co-author Andrew Guess, a political scientist at Princeton University, told The Verge. “For me, what is pretty striking is that the relationship holds even when you control for party affiliation or ideology. The fact that it’s independent of these other traits is pretty surprising to me. It’s not just being driven by older people being more conservative.”

The study did not draw a conclusion about why older users are more likely to share hoaxes, though the researchers point to two possible theories. The first is that older people, who came to the internet later, lack the digital literacy skills of their younger counterparts. The second is that people experience cognitive decline as they age, making them likelier to fall for hoaxes.

Continued: https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/9/18174 ... -princeton

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Squinty » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:26 am

It's the same over here. That's one of the reasons why we have brexit.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Preezy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:02 am

In other news, water is wet.

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