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9 hours ago, Mr. Hoopah! said:

 

It's not the tax rate that kills the system.  It is the allowable deductions.  

So, politicians will show the public that they are out to help them, but in reality, the truly wealthy of this country will quietly pay much less than they should because they have so many allowable deductions.  

Go ahead, raise the top tax rate to 50%.  I doubt it will make much of an impact to the millionaires and billionaires.  

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16 minutes ago, Domed Outter said:

Doctored broadcast. A bit like the Sleepy Joe lawn microphone one.

Dressed for a funeral, announcement around Halloween for the creeps death?

How is brexit going on your end, everything you’ve hoped for?

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1 hour ago, etherdome said:

It's not the tax rate that kills the system.  It is the allowable deductions.  

So, politicians will show the public that they are out to help them, but in reality, the truly wealthy of this country will quietly pay much less than they should because they have so many allowable deductions.  

Go ahead, raise the top tax rate to 50%.  I doubt it will make much of an impact to the millionaires and billionaires.  

Bernie is well aware of the intricacies of our tax code which allow this. He only had 180 characters per tweet, he’s trying to get his message out. 

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12 minutes ago, lostone said:

How is brexit going on your end, everything you’ve hoped for?

There was always going to be heels dug in, no matter what, divide and rule in play as ever. 

I wouldn't say our household has noticed any major changes to be honest. The more things change the more they stay the same, as it were. 

 

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53 minutes ago, Domed Outter said:

Doctored broadcast. A bit like the Sleepy Joe lawn microphone one.

Dressed for a funeral, announcement around Halloween for the creeps death?

Conspiracy theories about the death of a powerful establishment ruler (who is in fact protecting a pedophile, her son, that’s not a conspiracy), definitely not into Q/Q-friendly! 

The first Q post I remember @Viciousmaking was a conspiracy theory about one of the Rothschilds faking their death in a helicopter crash. Within weeks he was screaming about 2000 marines storming Langley. 

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1 hour ago, Domed Outter said:

There was always going to be heels dug in, no matter what, divide and rule in play as ever. 

I wouldn't say our household has noticed any major changes to be honest. The more things change the more they stay the same, as it were. 

 

My friends in the UK can’t find basic goods in stores and have to wait in endless lines to get petrol only on certain days, among other issues. There is a severe labor shortage, particularly with drivers and service work. They tell me it’s a complete disaster and that Brexiters are completely delusional so as to avoid any accountability for setting the UK back decades.

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4 minutes ago, Baby Dik Dik said:

Is this the guy who was caught on a hot mic in a hotel bathroom saying some incriminating ****?  If so, what the **** took so long?

He got caught on the hot mic basically admitting he killed his friend, which he was just convicted and sentenced for. He likely admitted to the friend that he killed his wife, which is why he killed his friend. 

Judge Jeanie (yes that Judge Jeanie) was a prosecutor back then and failed to get him charged. 

He also killed and dismembered a man in Texas and got off of that. 

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41 minutes ago, Mr. Hoopah! said:

He got caught on the hot mic basically admitting he killed his friend, which he was just convicted and sentenced for. He likely admitted to the friend that he killed his wife, which is why he killed his friend. 

Judge Jeanie (yes that Judge Jeanie) was a prosecutor back then and failed to get him charged. 

He also killed and dismembered a man in Texas and got off of that. 

Just set him on fire in his wheelchair and be done with it. Good riddance. 

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I was told Mollie Hemingway was a credible journalist…

Enter Trumpist writer Mollie Hemingway.

A frequent voice on Fox News, Hemingway clearly feels she's found a more sophisticated justification for the baseless accusations that the 2020 election was "rigged." She's got a new definition of "rigged" that sounds less nutty and can be used to browbeat reporters out of calling out the "voter fraud" lie. She's even tied the conspiracy theory to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, cleverly wielding his well-known status as a villain to push this nonsense about a "rigged" election. 

Hemingway rolled out her cleaned-up version of Trump's conspiracy theories earlier this month in her new book, "Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections." In it, she cleverly avoids easily debunked claims that the election was stolen through rigged voting machines and fraudulent votes. Instead, she rewrites the Big Lie to focus on money that Zuckerberg gave — which she derides as "Zuck Bucks" — to a couple of voting rights groups, money that was spent on making it easier for marginalized people to vote. 

To be clear, however, the two groups Zuckerberg gave money to, the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and the Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR), are not "fraud" or in the business of "rigging" elections. They used the donations from Zuckerberg for the non-partisan, completely legal and frankly honorable purpose of making voting easier for people who are disabled, elderly, or whose low income-but-time-intensive job situations make it hard to get to the ballot box. By her own admission, all the group did was reach out to voters to make sure they turned their ballots in on time, assist voters who needed to make sure their ballots were filled out correctly, work to reduce the lines at ballot boxes, and help voters figure out the mail-in ballot system. 

The irony here is that Zuckerberg's donations were likely not out of the pure goodness of his heart. He's been under fire for years for allowing Facebook to be a superhighway for fascistic propaganda that is undermining democracy. These donations to pro-democracy organizations have the strong stench of a public relations move to reassure politicians and the public that Zuckerberg has no ill will towards the continued existence of democracy. Now the one good thing the guy ever did is being used as the backbone of this racist conspiracy theory. 

Still, her nonsense is built on a technically true fact that money is spent on non-partisan groups to assist voters. That helps those who want to push "rigged election" conspiracy theories through the mainstream media and on, ironically, Facebook. Unlike the lies about "fake" ballots and "rigged" voting machines, Hemingway's conspiracy theory, by relying on this one fact to spin out a wild tale from, can evade being flagged by fact-checkers. And she is not subtle about her intention to use "Zuck bucks" as a cover story that Republican politicians, pundits, and even voters can use to justify screeching about "rigged" elections.

"If you believe things went terribly wrong in the 2020 election, well, you're not crazy, and you're not alone," she writes. "But most of all, you're not wrong."

It's all quite cunning. Everyone from GOP politicians to dudes ranting on social media needs something that doesn't sound completely nuts to fall back on to justify false claims about a "rigged election." Hemingway's conspiracy theory is misleading, but more through misdirection and bad faith than simply making up false facts. 

Unsurprisingly, this new, easier-to-defend version of Trump's Big Lie is starting to take off in right-wing media.

The Federalist, where Hemingway is an editor, has been heavily hyping this new spin on Trump's conspiracy theories with hyperventilating headlines about a "leftist shadow government" and claiming Zuckerberg "took over the 2020 election." The New York Post is also getting involved in the hype. Hemingway's B.S. is even starting to show up in Fox News and will likely be making the jump to primetime soon. 

https://www.salon.com/2021/10/21/the-evolution-of-big-lie-retool-their-conspiracy-theory-for-the-mainstream/

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2 hours ago, Carter said:

My friends in the UK can’t find basic goods in stores and have to wait in endless lines to get petrol only on certain days, among other issues. There is a severe labor shortage, particularly with drivers and service work. They tell me it’s a complete disaster and that Brexiters are completely delusional so as to avoid any accountability for setting the UK back decades.

 🤷🏻‍♂️ 

There's been talks of my MIL coming for an extended stay until it blows over.

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