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Monitoring Biden and other Contemporary Events

 
 
oristarA
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2021 08:48 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

oristar is still working with the English language. Take many of his questions as being ESL.


Agreed. Take this one as ESL. Smile
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snood
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2021 09:26 am
@oristarA,
oristarA wrote:

Your English is good and I never intended or intend to correct your English, Snood.
Sorry for misunderstanding.
My intention was to know possible regional usages. Yet this intention appears to be misleading now. Honestly, my impression about your posts is that you are good at English and I NEVER mean to correct them.


I had no idea, sir. I apologize for lashing out.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2021 01:25 pm
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia refused to apologise about her series of comments she has made comparing mask and vaccine mandates to the treatment of Jews by Nazis during the Holocaust.
She argued that she had never compared mask mandates specifically to the Holocaust, "only the discrimination against Jews in the early years".


The marking of prisoners in the concentration camps was introduced in 1936.

The so-called Judenstern (literally  'Jew's star', Jewish badge aka "Yellow Badge") was ordered on 1 September 1941 in the German Reich, then also in other German-occupied territories.
This made it easier to find the bearers for the scheduled deportations of Jews to the ghettos, concentration camps and extermination camps set up by the National Socialists in Europe, which began at that time.
The Jewish Star was thus a publicly visible measure for carrying out the Holocaust.


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snood
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2021 03:59 pm
@Frank Apisa,
A grand jury is convening right now in NYC.
Know what they will be adjudicating?
They will be deciding whether or not to indict Donald Trump.

Are you flush with anticipation?

I’m not.
BillW
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2021 04:43 pm
@snood,
Actually, tRump could be.in prison by December, at a minimum - indicted!
snood
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2021 04:50 pm
@BillW,
You bright eyed optimists are a special breed. More power to you.

I don’t think they’ll ever do anything much to Trump. Certainly not prison. Maybe some fines that he’ll never pay.
snood
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2021 04:56 pm
@BillW,
BillW wrote:

Actually, tRump could be.in prison by December, at a minimum - indicted!

And about that “in prison by December” thing?

Cy Vance, the NY DA is saying that he wants to have charges prepared, before he leaves his office of DA in December. Just charges. That means they still have to go through the whole process of indicting Trump and trying him in court- which you know his lawyers will battle and delay and sandbag for months. Maybe years.

Yeah, I’d say “in prison by December “ was not just optimistic. It’s a little delusional.
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BillW
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2021 04:56 pm
@snood,
I'm always an optimist to the future! I can also be quite delusional to - it goes with hope. And, you are assuming he can find any lawyers?
snood
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2021 04:58 pm
@BillW,
You probably will live a lot longer and healthier than sourpusses like me. But I try to be realistic.
BillW
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2021 05:08 pm
@snood,
I will admit, trial before year-end is definitely not feasible. But, a trial started and completed in next three years is. Can a President preside from prison?
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revelette3
 
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Reply Wed 26 May, 2021 08:01 am
@snood,
I agree it will be dragged out, as for how it goes, I don't have a clue. Guess we'll know after the decision is made whether to indict or not. I hope if they are doing it, they really got the goods and not just doing it because they can now that he is out of the Presidency. After all, Trump has been cheating his whole life, he is probably very good about making sure there is always someone to take the blow for him like a mafia boss. So I hope the prosecutors actually have foolproof evidence and not stuff which can be termed "circumstantial."
revelette3
 
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Reply Wed 26 May, 2021 08:24 am
Blinken pledges $75m in US assistance to Palestinians
snood
 
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Reply Wed 26 May, 2021 08:33 am
@revelette3,
revelette3 wrote:

I agree it will be dragged out, as for how it goes, I don't have a clue. Guess we'll know after the decision is made whether to indict or not. I hope if they are doing it, they really got the goods and not just doing it because they can now that he is out of the Presidency. After all, Trump has been cheating his whole life, he is probably very good about making sure there is always someone to take the blow for him like a mafia boss. So I hope the prosecutors actually have foolproof evidence and not stuff which can be termed "circumstantial."


Well me too, Rev. I hope they have something they can make stick to him too.

I think the thing that bothers me most about it is the mindless, follow-the-bouncing-ball way the story is covered in the news.
We’ve seen this dance a hundred times. “Trump is in big trouble. More at 6pm on Action News!” Then for news cycle after news cycle, we get speculation from a hundred TV lawyers and pundits about the deep trouble Trump is in, and the terrible consequences that might happen.

It would help me if they did a disclaimer before every breathless ‘Trump is in trouble’ story, acknowledging that we’ve been hearing similar stories for five years.

Besides that, they usually include the phrase Tgis is bad news for Donald Trump”. Makes it more titillating for everyone not fond of Trump. But it’s NOT bad news to him - he gets to hear his name everyday on every channel. Attention is what he lives for.
oralloy
 
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Reply Wed 26 May, 2021 02:08 pm
@revelette3,
revelette3 wrote:
Blinken pledges $75m in US assistance to Palestinians

Fair warning: If this Blinken person tries to run the blockade, his aid is going to end up at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.
Builder
 
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Reply Wed 26 May, 2021 11:37 pm
Yaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwnnnnnnnn.

This place is like a Dean Martin ballad with a scratch on the chorus line.
revelette3
 
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Reply Thu 27 May, 2021 08:00 am
Live Updates: Republicans Counter Biden’s Infrastructure Plan
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Thu 27 May, 2021 08:20 am
@oralloy,
You hate humanity, don't you.
.
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Thu 27 May, 2021 08:24 am
@Builder,
And you're kinda like Jerry Lewis when he used to play the idiot.
snood
 
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Reply Thu 27 May, 2021 08:57 am
@MontereyJack,
But... Lewis was acting.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 27 May, 2021 10:23 am
New data bolsters the idea that the far-right media ecosystem is a conspiracy-theory Petri dish

Quote:
When we’re talking about 15 percent of Americans, we’re talking about nearly 50 million people, the populations of California and New Jersey combined. It’s a lot of people. And that, according to new research published by PRRI on Thursday, is the number of Americans who say they believe the most out-there components of the QAnon conspiracy theory.
[...]
This is a really surprising level of support for fundamentally baseless or anti-democratic sentiment. But, as you might expect, it’s also not evenly distributed. Republicans, for example, are more likely to agree with the statements above than are Democrats. Those who say they have the most trust in Fox News as a news source generally agree with the statements about as much as Republicans do, which makes sense given the overlap of those two groups.
[...]
It’s just this muddle of false assertions swirling in a truth-indifferent universe. There are millions of people who want to believe what they want to believe and there are media outlets that cater to that, perhaps reinforcing or expanding those false belief systems. Only a small fraction of Americans say they most trust far-right networks like Newsmax and One America, according to PRRI: that block constituted 3 percent of respondents.

Which, again, is about 10 million people.


PRRI: Understanding QAnon’s Connection to American Politics, Religion, and Media Consumption
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