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The Trump Presidency (take 2)

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1 minute ago, RandomFan said:

Meh, we disagree here. I love the new improved era of the Craig Bond's. I liked Brosnan, but the cheese of the original Bond's was definitely a bygone era that needed to be put out to pasture. 

My favorite Bond is The Spy Who Loved Me, which had several ridiculous elements like Jaws. I want that gallows humor. Craig has all the mirth of emergency surgery.

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9 minutes ago, JDaveG said:

Like how normal people don’t do CrossFit because they don’t want to be the best exercisers?

**** right!  I have been slacking lately

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Just now, lostone said:

**** right!  I have been slacking lately

My wife's boss does those Spartan races with his (barely adult) son. Last year, he did four of them. He found out last month that he'd torn his rotator cuff during the first one. Doing a Spartan race is brutal enough on its own. He did three of them with a 90% tear in his shoulder. That is hardcore.

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2 hours ago, Jpowers said:

I'm never going to call anyone names. Just not my style. No politician is ever going to get me to that point. 

I refuse to exclude that tool from my belt.

 

2 hours ago, Boner said:

You guys need to be nice to Marla.  I think everyone should say something nice about her.  Everyone loves you, Marla.

ok... Marla, you are a human being and (likely) American citizen that (ostensibly) has the power to cast a ballot. That means you have both great opportunity and great power inside yourself. You only have to unleash that power for good and not evil... and vote straight-ticket Democrat at the very next election.

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I know this has likely been covered already... but shouldn't we be pronouncing this guy's alias as "Goochi-fer" and not "Goosey-fer" ??? Or is it one of those Daesh things?

https://www.thedailybeast.com/exclusive-lone-dnc-hacker-guccifer-20-slipped-up-and-revealed-he-was-a-russian-intelligence-officer

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Lone DNC Hacker’ Guccifer 2.0 Slipped Up and Revealed He Was a Russian Intelligence Officer

Guccifer 2.0, the “lone hacker” who took credit for providing WikiLeaks with stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee, was in fact an officer of Russia’s military intelligence directorate (GRU), The Daily Beast has learned. It’s an attribution that resulted from a fleeting but critical slip-up in GRU tradecraft.

That forensic determination has substantial implications for the criminal probe into potential collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia. The Daily Beast has learned that the special counsel in that investigation, Robert Mueller, has taken over the probe into Guccifer and brought the FBI agents who worked to track the persona onto his team.

While it’s unclear what Mueller plans to do with Guccifer, his last round of indictments charged 13 Russians tied to the Internet Research Agency troll farm with a conspiracy “for the purpose of interfering with the U.S. political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016.” It was Mueller’s first move establishing Russian interference in the election within a criminal context, but it stopped short of directly implicating the Putin regime.

Mueller’s office declined to comment for this story. But the attribution of Guccifer 2.0 as an officer of Russia’s largest foreign intelligence agency would cross the Kremlin threshold—and move the investigation closer to Trump himself.

 
 
“The attribution of Guccifer 2.0 as an officer of Russia’s largest foreign intelligence agency brings the investigation closer to the Kremlin’s doorstep—and to Trump himself.”

Trump’s longtime political adviser Roger Stone admitted being in touch with Guccifer over Twitter’s direct messaging service. And in August 2016, Stone published an article on the pro-Trump-friendly Breitbart News calling on his political opponents to “Stop Blaming Russia” for the hack. “I have some news for Hillary and Democrats—I think I’ve got the real culprit,” he wrote. “It doesn’t seem to be the Russians that hacked the DNC, but instead a hacker who goes by the name of Guccifer 2.0.”

 
 

Five months later, in January 2017, the CIA, NSA, and FBI assessed “with high confidence” that “Russian military intelligence (General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate or GRU) used the Guccifer 2.0 persona and DCLeaks.com to release US victim data.” But the assessment did not directly call Guccifer a Russian intelligence officer. Nor did it provide any evidence for its assertions.

It turns out there is a powerful reason to connect Guccifer to the GRU.

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So...... yeah.... WAS THERE A RETRACTION? @marla_mulder


http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/05/dear-hillary-dnc-hack-solved-so-now-stop-blaming-russia/

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This new email scandal is the Wikileaks release of a gaggle of DNC emails that prove the Democrat primary race was rigged in establishment Hillary’s favor. She’s tried to make herself the victim once again, blaming the Russians and—bizarrely—Donald Trump for the hack that set the emails free.

I have some news for Hillary and Democrats—I think I’ve got the real culprit. It doesn’t seem to be the Russians that hacked the DNC, but instead a hacker who goes by the name of Guccifer 2.0. The original Guccifer famously hacked Hillary’s home email server, you might remember.

Here’s Guccifer 2.0’s website. Have a look and you’ll see he explains who he is and why he did the hack of the DNC.

Now, ask yourself: Why is Roger Stone the guy showing you this? This website isn’t hidden but of course our pathetic press patsies haven’t reported it; they just keep repeating Hillary’s spin.

Before I tell why Hillary’s dishonest blame-casting is so dangerous, let me explain a little more about why it seems like Guccifer 2.0 is the real deal. He seems to have set up a Twitter account back in June and then a WordPress blog to let the world know that he’d hacked the DNC.

....

They should save the money for the charade. I just told you about Guccifer 2.0.

Of course, the mainstream media is once again playing along with the Democrat’s blame game, just like they did with Anthony Weiner. Of course. That’s why they didn’t tell you about Guccifer 2.0.

Unfortunately, this time the stakes are much, much higher. You see, what Hillary is doing is downright dangerous.

Where is your outrage you ignorant twit. 

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how many american soldiers are dead today because of john bolton? how many iraqi civilians? these ******** should already be serving prison sentences for war crimes in the hague and someone wants to take a ‘wait and see’ attitude on one of this country’s foremost butchers.

contrast that manner of reaction with the one after mccabe’s firing and the only common refrain is glorification of human suffering. 

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4 hours ago, achilles return said:

****

And yet, folks are still glad they did not vote for Hillary.  

We are so f’d 

Sean Hannity will replace take Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s seat in 2021 and folks will say “I WOULD have voted against Trump but the Dems shouldn’t have gone with Biden.”

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5 minutes ago, GEORGIAfan said:

 

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and other law enforcement officials will hold a press conference Friday, March 23, 2018 for a major cyber law enforcement announcement." pic.twitter.com/17mL8ofhTL. — Eric Geller (@ericgeller) March 22, 2018.

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11 hours ago, RandomFan said:

Fear and Anxiety Drive Conservatives' Political Attitudes

Can brain differences explain conservatives' fear-driven political stances?

Peer-reviewed research shows that conservatives are more sensitive to threat. While this threat-bias can distort reality, fuel irrational fears, and make one more vulnerable to fear-mongering politicians, it could also promote hypervigilance, perhaps making one better prepared to handle an immediate threat. 

1. Conservatives tend to focus on the negative

In a 2012 study (link is external), liberal and conservative participants were shown collages of both negative and positive images on a computer screen while their eye movements were recorded. While liberals were quicker to look at pleasant images, like a happy child or a cute bunny rabbit, conservatives tended to behave oppositely. They’d first inspect threatening and disturbing pictures—things like car wrecks, spiders on faces, and open wounds crawling with maggots—and would also tend to dwell on them for longer. This is what psychologists call a “negativity bias”. If you think about it, this makes a lot of sense. When attention is biased toward the negative, the result is an overly threat-conscious appraisal of one’s surroundings. Essentially, to many conservatives the world looks like a much scarier place. This would seem to explain why so many major conservative viewpoints tend to be rooted in irrational fears—like fear of the president, immigrants, Muslims, vaccinations, etc.

2. Conservatives have a stronger physiological response to threat

A 2008 study (link is external) published in the journal Science found that conservatives have a stronger physiological response to startling noises and graphic images. This adds to a growing body of research that indicates a hypersensitivity to threat—a hallmark of anxiety. But why exactly would those that scare more easily tend to support conservative views? One social psychologist from the University of Central Arkansas, Paul Nail, has a pretty interesting answer: “Conservatism, apparently, helps to protect people against some of the natural difficulties of living. The fact is we don’t live in a completely safe world. Things can and do go wrong. But if I can impose this order on it by my worldview, I can keep my anxiety to a manageable level.” This could explain the two parties’ different stances on gun control. It only makes sense that those who startle more easily are also the ones that believe they need to own a gun.

3. Conservatives fear new experiences

2008 study (link is external) catalogued items found in the bedrooms of college students and saw that while liberals owned more books and travel-related items, conservatives had more things that kept order in their lives, like calendars and cleaning supplies. This tells us that liberals more often seek adventure and novel experiences. Conservatives, on the other hand, seem to prefer a more ordered, disciplined lifestyle. This could help explain why they are so resistant to change and progressive policies.

4. Conservatives’ brains are more reactive to fear

Using MRI, scientists from University College London have found that students who identify themselves as conservatives have a larger amygdala than self-described liberals. (link is external) This brain structure is involved in emotion processing, and is especially reactive to fearful stimuli. It is possible that an oversized amygdala could create a heightened sensitivity that may cause one to habitually overreact to anything that appears to be a potential threat, whether it actually is one or not. This disproportionate fear response could explain how, for example, Bush’s administration was able to gather wide public support amongst conservatives for invading Iraq. They knew if they said the phrase “weapons of mass destruction” enough times that it wouldn’t matter whether they really existed or not.

Now we see that empirical evidence tells us that conservatives and liberals don’t just have different outlooks and opinions. They also have different brains. This means that our choice of political affiliation and overall worldview may not really be all that much of a choice. Still, we must work to understand these psychological and biological distinctions so that we can ultimately use this knowledge to work better together and find middle ground. Such information may also make us less vulnerable to those who want to exploit these dispositions for their own selfish agendas, using tactics like fear mongering.

Furthermore, knowing why someone is the way they are helps us to be more tolerant and patient with one another. But we must also be honest about the situation. When important choices are being made based on gut instinct rather than logical reasoning, it is everyone’s responsibility to point this out so that it doesn’t result in catastrophe. And in a time when there actually are real threats present, like Ebola and ISIS, it is essential that we keep the paranoia at bay and a calm collectedness when making decisions.

Not surprising, Conservatives also project alot as seen above they are actually the snowflakes wanting to hide in their safe spaces surrounded by guns which is their safety blankets.

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9 hours ago, WOR said:

What a low ******* bar that is. 

The worse things get the more "but Hillary!" "But Obama!"were gonna see. We know the drill. 

I'd like to know from the right wing nutjobs here why that even matters? HRC and Obama hold no public office they are private citizens, arrest them both and nothing changes and Trump still has to face the consequences from Mueller

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1 hour ago, mdrake34 said:

 

This is what happens when you start talking about sueing folks.

Oh and for the, why is everyone concerned about a porn star folks, this is why it can open the door for other ongoing investigations.

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