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    Re: Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    For the life of me I cannot understand how this could even be a contest. Yet here we are.
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    Re: Trump organization fraud trial - verdict in

    Apparently there were 17 charges in total. Oy.
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    Re: Trump organization fraud trial - verdict in

    Will likely have impact on criminal charges yet to be laid. The kids were among the beneficiaries of this fraud, and presumably will be vulnerable to charges themselves.

    Which presumably...
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    Trump organization fraud trial - verdict in

    Guilty on all counts.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/AaronKatersky/status/1600231686889000962

    Well. Open the ketchup bottles.
  5. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    "Does this sail & oar design make me look thinner?" "Nope, it's just the pine tar."
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    Re: Indonesia: no hanky-panky

    Well. Prisons are a growth industry, I guess.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    I've started a couple of other threads this morning for you to peruse, Lee. We Canadians are thoughtful like that. ;)
  8. Re: (free) WAPO article: complex feelings when a difficult parent dies.

    Dad died of Alzheimer's about 15 years ago now. His period of significant dementia was mercifully brief, and the way in which his dementia expressed itself was pretty benign. For all that, I'm...
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    Re: blackhawk replacement

    One does begin to wonder how the battlefield balance will go as drones become more capable and autonomous, and piloted aircraft (helicopters and fixed wing) ever more breathtakingly expensive.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    If I might, I launched this thread to talk about Alex Jones' day in court, and the consequences he's facing for having been found to have intentionally lied about the shootings of schoolchildren. To...
  11. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

    https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/316829414_10229188291361045_6710342448941501009_n.jpg?stp=dst-jpg_p843x403&_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=5cd70e&_nc_ohc=aOP-sWGyvU0AX-97eex&_nc_ht=scon...
  12. (free) WAPO article: complex feelings when a difficult parent dies.

    https://wapo.st/3VQNZ0c

    I've posted the link as a "gift" article; anyone should be able to click on it and read. A long essay in the WAPO's "magazine" in which the author talks about that other...
  13. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    What happened in Germany wasn't entertainment. Nor is what is happening today in Ukraine.

    Sure, especially in democratic systems where politicians need people to vote for them, it helps to be...
  14. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    Yesterday, Trump posted on his social media network that in the face of such corruption around the 2020 election, it should be overturned or re-run. That in such cases, "all" rules, articles etc...
  15. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    Sure. But it was also a period when radio news was important, and as a result extensive radio Archives exist which preserve what new makers sounded like when someone put a mike in front of them.
    ...
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    Re: Ultra

    Maddow got the actual voice of widow of the dead Senator who had been on the Nazi payroll, in testimony she gave to Congress.

    She got the actual voice of Rogge, the lead FBI investigator, in his...
  17. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    Personally, I think it's as sensational as hell to learn that Fr. Coughlan's "America First" movement led to a series of explosions set off by those he inspired, using explosives members of the group...
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    Re: Ultra

    No, actually. Maddow was asked about that in at least 2 separate interviews - she said she'd been asked where she found such voice actors

    She replied that the voices are, simply, the archival...
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    Re: Ultra

    imo no, this sounds like if the Discovery Channel had done a series on collaboration between American politicians and the Nazis during the 1940s. Which is, fwiw, what it was.

    You can prefer that...
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    Re: Ultra

    It's a remarkable podcast. One striking thing is the amount of audio from Archives, with the voices of the actual people drawn from the news reporting of the time.
  21. Re: House committee receives Donald Trump's federal tax returns from IRS

    Delighted to hear that. I'd suggest that you review the information source that led you to conclude that "Obama never hesitated to use the IRS to attack political enemies."

    It's one helluva...
  22. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

    https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/317967422_671028551122793_2178081603818935670_n.jpg?stp=dst-jpg_s960x960&_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=ZOCLbamjoT0AX__-l56&_nc_ht=sconte...
  23. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    SCOTUS is dominated by judges too, so any ruling they might make would be judgmental. (Emphasis on the latter part of the word if Alito or Thomas wrote it)
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    Re: Memes andů

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fi-7t2cWYAAd9hC?format=jpg&name=small
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    Re: What I get paid for:

    very cool. Thx Keith!
  26. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    SCOTUS has already made a swift, brutal, unanimous and unsigned ruling against Trump on a lesser part of this same case. The talking heads think the court will not be inconsistent with itself in a...
  27. Re: House committee receives Donald Trump's federal tax returns from IRS

    Actual proof of the allegation please or retract and stfu.

    Not everyone is as corrupt as the guy whose taxes are under consideration, and who himself directed the IRS to launch audits of Comey...
  28. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    An admirable, and suitably terrifying young woman. I've a med student son I could introduce to her, if she wants a holiday trip to Canada some time... ;)
  29. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    with you 100%, Rich.
  30. Thread: talk about pigs

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    Re: talk about pigs

    In some cookbook or other I once read that the French used to call the farmyard pig "the gentleman who pays the rent."
  31. Thread: talk about pigs

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    Re: talk about pigs

    I'm sure there were many ordinary folks who attended the parties, and that the great majority of them had no idea at all of the sinister stuff. What I was saying was that in the news reporting I...
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    Re: talk about pigs

    There was a particularly grisly serial murderer in the 1990s out in British Columbia who ran a pig farm. He was convicted largely on the basis of bits of DNA recovered from pig dung, though other...
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    Re: talk about pigs

    There's a reason some like the heritage breeds - Gloucester Old Spot are reputedly great for those looking for more lard and hams, while Tamworths are longer bodied, better for maximal bacon. Also...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    What's momentous about it? Seditious conspiracy is conspiracy to commit murder. Not the murder of a person, but of the legitimate Constitutional government of a nation state. It doesn't really get...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    it's Clarisse who ought to be wearing the mask/cage thing this time...
  36. Re: Maybe Matt Gaetz isn't out of the woods yet. Greenberg pre-sentencing

    The judge, however, isn't convinced that Greenberg should be getting so much leeway as both the DoJ and the defense team would like. Because of the great diversity of unrelated charges Greenberg's...
  37. Maybe Matt Gaetz isn't out of the woods yet. Greenberg pre-sentencing

    Joel Greenberg, the guy widely described as Matt Gaetz' "wingman" in allegations of sex trafficking with a minor, has been providing a whole lot of cooperation to authorities. Which is why his...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    Fair point.

    But there's quite a normative barrier to jump over for a jury to convict someone of seditious conspiracy. They have to be calmed of their anxieties about doing such a momentous...
  39. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Passive voice is doing a lot of work there.

    Wouldn't want any potential Rep voter to imagine that McConnell himself might take any positive steps to help ensure that such a "highly unlikely"...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    He's not entirely a young man. A couple of decades should do it.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    Shoulda steered a bit more towards the equator. As is tradition.
  42. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    Boy. She'll not make that mistake again next year, eh? :D
  43. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Kanye's messed up enough that it sounds like he brought Fuentes as his "plus one" to Thanksgiving dinner. It's remotely possible that Trump didn't know 'till he arrived.
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    A good question - I dunno.

    I suspect though, that they're still in custody. They'd been kept in 'till now because the court considered that they were serious flight risks. Prompting folks...
  45. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    a trait they share with rich people, eh?
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    I disagree. This trial was important partly to establish the precedents, respecting this instance of sedition, that it was sedition. In the trials coming shortly of another group of Oathkeepers,...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    Comments on Twitter that the Proud Boys whose trial starts soon must be agitated. As the depth of evidence against them is, apparently, greater.
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    What, you'd have preferred Bernie lost the populr vote in '16, and not merely the electoral college?
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    It's interesting that this has set the precedents that Jan6 was seditious, and that there's enough evidence to convict, and that an organizer of such a conspiracy needn't be on site at the time,...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    All 5 defendants convicted of obstructing an official proceeding. Others still being read.
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