Senate The US Politics discussion

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Ghost Chosen One

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  2. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Yeah, I am not going to that country, ever.
  3. Artoo-Dion New Films Manager

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  4. Ghost Chosen One

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    What are the legal requirements to be guilty of Treason in the US?




    Update:

    last Monday (5/8) - Yates hearing on Russia investigations and more, doesn't look the best for Trump

    last Tuesday (5/9) - Comey fired, shockwaves

    last Wednesday 5/10) - Trump invites Russian foreign minister and ambassador to Oval Office, against protocol, blocks American press, gives Top-Secret Intel from Israel

    last Thursday (5/11) - Trump derails the Pence/Spicer/Huckabee account of Comey firing, saying he'd do it anyways, was thinking about Russia, said he had dinner with Comey begging for his job when he asked about investigation... Comey ally says Trump told Comey that Trump actually demanded loyalty

    last Friday (5/12) - Trump threatens Comey on Twitter with releasing "tapes" that his press won't confirm or deny

    (I don't think anything broke that weekend, for the public anyways)

    this Monday (5/15) - revealed that Trump leaked Top-Secret Intel from Israel to Russia during last week's surprise Oval Office meeting with Russians at center of investigation, and Trump met with the Abu Dhabi Prince who Trump tried to create a backchannel to Russia through (along with the founder of Blackwater, Betsy DeVos's brother)

    this Tuesday (5/16) - content of some Comey memos revealed that Trump asked Comey to forget about investigating Flynn/Russia, after Trump insisted on Pence and Sessions leaving the room, and asked about jailing the press

    this Wednesday (5/17) - Mueller appointed by DoJ/Rosenstein as Special Counsel to oversee the Russia investigation, Pence and Trump and others knew Flynn was under investigation before he was hired and therefore lied, Flynn's Turkish connections seem to have prevented a ready-to-go attack on ISIS HQ, tape shows Ryan/McCarthy talking about Putin paying Trump and swearing not to tell anyone which they first deny and then say is a joke

    yesterday (5/18) - Trump campaign contacted the Kremlin 18 more times than previously disclosed, Trump told Flynn to "stay strong" AFTER firing, it's confirmed Flynn and Manafort are subjects in criminal investigation into Russia/TrumpCampaign

    today (5/19) - It's revealed that Trump boasted to the Russians last week that he fired "nutjob" Comey to take the pressure off him coming from the Russia investigation, Jared Kushner is now a "person of interest" in the investigation, White House is looking for ways to prevent investigation into Kushner/Manafort, Russians were boasting how they can use Flynn to influence Trump a few months ago
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  5. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Ghost I think you confused the reply section with Google.
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  6. Ghost Chosen One

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    I know the answer, it's written into our constitution, adhering to and aiding enemies. It was a rhetorical question.
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  7. Likewater Jedi Master

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    Their community? Would you seriously consider a project housing complex "Yours" if you had to live there? Or a mass of tenements? Any area dominant society forces you to live, whether through direct violence, denial or resources or legal shenanigans, is going to be sub standard. If you had to live in such a manor would you really consider that 'your' community? or just a place society forced you to live?

    These neighborhoods are not villages settled in some distant era because the people at the time found value in the area, they are and were areas of containment no one else wanted to live in. No mythology of bootstrapping or poetic words from pastor is going to change that.
  8. Lord Vivec Force Ghost

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    So like, we're actually letting this stay up? Would "I don't like Africans" have been allowed?
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  9. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    It occurs to me that if anyone wants to know what white male privilege looks like, this presidency is it. This isnt even the tribalism behind Republican privilege. After all, Sarah Palin's antics cost John McCain the election.
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  10. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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    why don't you like africans?
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  11. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    The New York Times and Washington Post are collectively ripping Trump apart. Other media organizations are chipping in as well, but the Times and the Post are just laying waste to the administration. I've no doubt that Trump would order them shut down if it was within his power to do so (which perhaps it could be argued as being under the Espionage Act, though I don't think it would hold up long in court).
  12. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    I see that and raise you this.

  13. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Nationalism goes hand-in-hand with racism. Go figure.
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  14. anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms

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    It was handled soon after it was posted. Sorry if the lack of editing at the time left the impression that such a post would be allowed. It is not.
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  15. unicorn Jedi Grand Master

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    I definitely feel like I've gotten a year's subscription's worth this week. They've been competing in dropping bombshells this week.

    I also noticed both of them dropped their respective bombshell stories within minutes of the Air Force One plan taking off. Guessing that was deliberately planned.

    Man, I'd love to see the eventual TV series/movie they'll make of what it was like to work at either of those organizations during this time. Are those reporters even sleeping?
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  16. Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master

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    How can anyone keep up with the veritable s-storm Trump is generating? There are like 4 to infinity bombshell revelations per day.

    Unprecedented doesn't begin to cover it.

    And just wait til he starts talking (or his best approximation) on this trip. With the avalanche of bad news and him on the road w/o his usual play pen, binkie, diaper genie, etc. There's no telling what he'll say.
  17. appleseed Jedi Grand Master

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    It really is obscene.
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  18. Violent Violet Menace JCC bureaucrat

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    Whatever, the bottom line is: Mohamed Bouazizi made his livelihood out of his fruit cart, and if you smashed his fruit cart because you were mad at Zayn el-Abedine ben Ali, it wouldn't have helped him one bit. He still would have torched himself, only now it would be because of you.
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  19. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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    All The President's Russian Men
  20. Artoo-Dion New Films Manager

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    If the American people are so confident in the fact that "the system works", how do they explain someone like Trump attaining so much power in the first place?

    My suspicion instead is that "the system works" is a nice myth that allows the populace to mentally check-out. It's apathy dressed up as patriotism.
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  21. Leoluca Randisi Jedi Master

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    for it to be treason we would have to be at war with Russia, we are not at war with Russia. BUT, It Is illegal to work with a foreign
    Government to fix an elections outcome also it is illegal to lie under oath and cover something like this up. we could charge Trump and others for Collusion they could go to jail! :D
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  22. DanielUK Force Ghost

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    [IMG]

    Burn it. Burn it all to the ground.
  23. anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms

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    It doesn't work. It hasn't work since corporatocracy took over, and corporatocracy taking over has a bit to do with how much elections cost and a bit to do with the underlying idea of decades (I remember it most prominently from the Reagan era but I won't argue that it didn't begin before then) that government providing any sort of well-funded service is a gateway drug to communism, and communism was spawned directly from Satan's back side.

    The former led to only someone with as much money as Trump being able to run for office without corporate sponsorship. The latter led to private companies taking over institutions that they have no business running for a profit, like the prison system and health care.

    And then there is the fact that the idea of superdelegates, initially chosen to prevent someone like Trump, instead led to insider deals within the Democratic Party in which they had already anointed their nominee before the first primary election was held.

    ETA: I hope this page is satire. I can't tell.

    Facebook group indicating that we should pledge allegiance to Trump
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  24. Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master

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    One of the best descriptions of Trump in office so far is 'white privilege performance art.'
  25. V-2 Jedi Master

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