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Old 01-19-2018, 10:43 AM
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Please give these as much credence as Eklund's trade rumors...
Maybe, Here is their site.

https://newcaliforniastate.com/
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:47 PM
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Republicans rally for public release of memo on FISA abuses

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/re...rticle/2646412



'...Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., called for the public release of the memo's information "to preserve our democracy."

“The House must immediately make public the memo prepared by the Intelligence Committee regarding the FBI and the Department of Justice," Gaetz said in a statement. "The facts contained in this memo are jaw-dropping and demand full transparency. There is no higher priority than the release of this information to preserve our democracy." ...

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, called the memo a "profoundly misleading set of talking points." ... '

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Republicans rally for public release of memo on FISA abuses

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/re...rticle/2646412



'...Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., called for the public release of the memo's information "to preserve our democracy."

“The House must immediately make public the memo prepared by the Intelligence Committee regarding the FBI and the Department of Justice," Gaetz said in a statement. "The facts contained in this memo are jaw-dropping and demand full transparency. There is no higher priority than the release of this information to preserve our democracy." ...

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, called the memo a "profoundly misleading set of talking points." ... '

Matt Gaetz and Washington Examiner in the same sentence. FOX thinks they are kooks
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:10 PM
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You know what? Rather than play these f'ing games where the Republicans repackage these same allegations over and over again and then hide behind these procedural shrouds about "hidden memos" and "hidden transcripts"...

Let's just release the FISA warrant application instead, shall we?

Watch how fast Devin Nunes' butthole puckers if someone suggests that.

And I know I'm on the right side of that argument because of this:

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New: Russia-linked Twitter accounts are working overtime to help Devin Nunes and WikiLeaks, with #ReleaseTheMemos dominating their hashtags and a link to WikiLeaks' "submit" page among their most-shared URLs.
https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/...14044563361792

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Researcher who tracks the Russia-linked accounts for Hamilton 68 told me that "on a normal day," the site's top hashtag is typically used around 400 times in a 48-hr period by the accounts.
"As of right now, #releasethememo has been used over 3000 times."
https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/...21152537042945

You're getting played, Comrade.
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FBI launches an investigation into the Republican Governor of Missouri over allegations he threatened to blackmail his mistress with photographs of her.

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/19/politi...iry/index.html
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:53 PM
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I want you all to think about this:

Twitter is issuing a notification/apology to users who consumed Russian propaganda during the 2016 election cycle.



https://twitter.com/hshaban/status/954478026674311173

677,775 people.
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677,775 people out of 136,000,000+ votes cast. That's about 0.5%. I guess if those people were disproportionately in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, et al that might be significant.
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:46 PM
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677,775 people out of 136,000,000+ votes cast. That's about 0.5%. I guess if those people were disproportionately in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, et al that might be significant.
That's just what the Twitter platform will cop to from that one organization. It doesn't include Facebook or the Kremlin's WikiLeaks efforts, etc.

Also, recall, what's being investigated is that it appears the propaganda was microtargeted toward key voters in key swing districts. It's inaccurate to say this was wielded like a sledgehammer. It was used more like a scalpel.

This Time article is kind of the magnum opus about the IT mechanics of the election interference thus far:

http://time.com/4783932/inside-russi...a-war-america/

And just to illustrate further...

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Exclusive: Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan and Wisconsin
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/politi...sin/index.html

And remember, the Washington Post estimated the entire Electoral College swung on just 107,000 votes in three swing states.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...state-margins/

I'm not going to sit here and tell you the interference of a hostile foreign power was the only reason that Donald Trump won the Electoral College. I think that the voter disenfranchisement efforts in Republican controlled swing states probably contributed more to the final outcome than the Russians. But it was a reason. If you think about it even in the most innocuous way possible, the fact of the matter is Russian intelligence gave the Trump campaign millions of dollars in free online attack ads.
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:17 AM
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Congratulations to the Republicans who control the White House, House, and Senate for shutting down the government. It's the first time in US history that a party in control of all three levers of power has shut down the government. Way to go, champs.

In fairness to the Republicans in Congress, I actually feel a little empathy for their leaders like Mitch McConnell, who has been begging all week for Donald Trump to make up his GD mind what he is and isn't willing to sign. Trump said he was for the Senate developing a bipartisan bill that included a DACA fix, which Lindsay Graham and Dick Durbin hammered out, but then changed his mind after talking to the remaining resident White House Nazi, Stephen Miller, and hardliners like Tom Cotton resulting in the comments of the infamous s-hole meeting. That blew up the whole thing, and now everyone feels burned. Graham's fighting with Cotton. Trump's fighting with Durbin and his own Chief of Staff for daring to suggest he might be moderating his position on immigration. Etc. Etc. Ultimately the Senate is trying to operate like it normally does with any other Administration and looking to the White House for some semblance of direction, and at this juncture it's just a gigantic ship without a rudder.

In the end, it's almost as if a party that exalts in telling everyone they hate government might truly suck at governing.
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