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It's come out that all the domains that are urging this 're-open the economy and liberate this or that state' were created by a domain in Florida which is owned by the DeVos family, who are huge Trump supporters. Isn't it curious that President Trump twatted the 'Liberate '3 swing states'' and it just so happens the DeVos family have funded an astroturfing campaign?

Crazy days.

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The Moskva River helps feed The Swamp ...
The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday reaffirmed its support for the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election with the goal of putting Donald Trump in the Oval Office.

Tuesday's bipartisan report, from a panel chaired by North Carolina Republican Richard Burr, undercuts Trump's years of efforts to portray allegations of Kremlin assistance to his campaign as a "hoax," driven by Democrats and a “deep state” embedded within the government bureaucracy.

The intelligence community’s initial January 2017 assessment of Moscow’s influence campaign included “specific intelligence reporting to support the assessment that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and the Russian government demonstrated a preference for candidate Trump,” the committee’s report says.

The panel also found “specific intelligence” to support the conclusion that Putin “approved and directed aspects” of the Kremlin’s interference efforts.

Senators and committee aides examined everything from the sources and methods used for the intelligence-gathering, to the Kremlin’s actions itself. The 158-page report is heavily redacted, with dozens of pages blacked out entirely. But its final conclusions were unambiguous.

“The committee found no reason to dispute the intelligence community’s conclusions,” Burr said in a statement, adding that the intelligence community’s conclusions reflect “strong tradecraft” and “sound analytical reasoning.”

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ATTENTION: A picture is emerging—across 10 major-media investigative reports—of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. as a bribery scandal in which Trump looked the other way on intel about the virus in November in order to placate Chinese lenders and get political dirt on Joe Biden.

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status ... 6274970625

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Seth Abramson isn't a good source on anything - possibly not on the opinions of Seth Abramson.

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Ok

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Wasn’t Seth Abramson the guy doing the Beautiful Mind thing during the Kavanaugh hit job? I dunno, Icarus. You should pick and choose your sources a little more carefully when trying to document Trump’s craziness. For example, you could quote this guy extensively:

http://www.trumptwitterarchive.com/archive

He’s doing an amazing job at making Trump look idiotic.

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Donald Trump is reported to owe tens of millions of dollars to China, through a real estate debt which falls due in 2022, offering “astonishing leverage” to Beijing. https://news.yahoo.com/donald-trump-rep ... soc_trk=Facebook

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EAllusion wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:57 pm
Seth Abramson isn't a good source on anything - possibly not on the opinions of Seth Abramson.

I'm only familiar with his "Proof of Conspiracy" which seemed to be on the up and up.

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Doctor CamNC4Me wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:14 pm
Wasn’t Seth Abramson the guy doing the Beautiful Mind thing during the Kavanaugh hit job? I dunno, Icarus. You should pick and choose your sources a little more carefully when trying to document Trump’s craziness. For example, you could quote this guy extensively:

http://www.trumptwitterarchive.com/archive

He’s doing an amazing job at making Trump look idiotic.

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Dunno, but his twitter thread isn't just him announcing bald assertions. Virtually every "dot" he uses to connect a pattern is supported by news stories. https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status ... 1792477184

I don't recall anything about him being a notorious conspiracy theorist or shady reporter in the line of Brietbart. I'd be happy to see anything on that, though its not like he's a major source of information I go to regularly. I just came across his tweet and thought it was interesting.

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In all seriousness, Seth Abramson is the leftwing equivalent of a Glenn Beck grifter. His schtick, like Beck, takes disparate data points to weave elaborate conspiracies that aren't supported by the evidence that people on the left are motivated to believe and seem plausible given their prior views. He is not reliable. He connects dots that could be connected and his audience wants to be connected, but aren't supported by the actual evidence. He's been wrong so many times you'd think they'd abandon him, but like Glenn Beck, he's found his audience. The essential truth that Trump is corrupt and conspiring keeps them hooked in and they appear to be willing to forgive the details.

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Good to know, and I'll keep that in mind. I was only familiar with him via twitter, and he seemed to be on point with his tweets during the impeachment inquiry. I wasn't aware of anything he said that was proved to be wrong or conspiracy mongering. I saw that he was extremely well educated, and a columnist for Newsweek, both credentials are light years away from Glenn Beck so I never would have guessed any similarities.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white- ... e-n1191236

“Mike Bowen, the executive vice president of the medical mask manufacturer Prestige Ameritech, found the perfect way to drum up some federal business: He went on Steve Bannon's podcast, which is highly popular at the White House.”

tl;tswrtsa - Idiots give grifters government money. Grifters use Natty Guard as labor. Pandemic becomes whatever.

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On the same day that President Donald Trump ordered a temporary halt on some green cards, his second son promoted Trump-branded "quarantine wine" on social media

Though he initially vowed to "temporarily suspend" all immigration to the country, the president ultimately signed a more limited order. The ban did not suspend the visas for agricultural workers from which Trump Vineyards benefits.

"The team at @TrumpWinery has you covered if your quarantine wine supply is running low! Check us out," Eric Trump wrote on Twitter. His tweet featured a bottle of Trump rosé in front of a bouquet of roses.

According to its 2017 visa application, Trump Vineyards, which the president owns, pays legal migrant laborers $0.15 per vine pruned under H2-A visas granted annually by his own administration.

Several of the president's businesses have closed since shutdowns began in earnest last month, and his private company, the Trump Organization, even asked his own administration for a break on rent payments to its Washington hotel amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump Vineyards is eligible to access a $9.5 billion agricultural federal relief fund during the pandemic, which has a carveout for grapes, though the company told the Associated Press that it did not plan to apply.

Neither the Trump Org. nor Trump Winery immediately replied to Salon's requests for comment.

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Must feed red meat ... to the Base!
President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday mandating that meat production plants remain open to head off a food supply shortage, according to one person familiar with the coming action, despite mounting reports of plant worker deaths due to covid.

Trump will invoke the Defense Production Act under the order, which will classify the meat production plants as essential infrastructure that must remain open, said the person, who was not authorized to disclose details of the order. The government will provide additional protective gear for employees as well as guidance, according to the person. Trump is expected to sign the order as early as today
Somebody’s worried that a shortage of frozen burger patties at Wal-Mart will make him look bad when his voters are trying to load up for those July 4th parties. ; )

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The meat processing plants are being given liability protection if their workers die as a result of their unsafe working conditions.

Can't use DPA to force businesses to make life-saving medical equipment, but can force them to stay open and pressure workers to endure potentially deadly working conditions so the supply of cheap ground beef doesn't dry up. What are people gonna eat? Plants? Don't make me laugh.

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Some guy with 75 followers replied to a Trump tweet saying he could build ventilators and got a $69 million contract.

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Trump administration blocks Dr. Fauci from testifying before Congress, because its only first amendment free speech when you have guns at state capitols: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fauci-te ... 884e00557b

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The Administration probably put a 26-year-old loyalist Liberty College intern in charge of this one. : D
An apparent attempt to invade Venezuela involving several Americans remained shrouded in confusion Tuesday as the two countries traded accusations but offered little new information about the mysterious mission.

Venezuela’s foreign minister said two Americans, both former U.S. Special Operations soldiers, were “confessing without any reservations” after being arrested by security forces during the aborted invasion. He did not describe what the men had told authorities about the operation, which President Nicolás Maduro described as an assassination plot.

President Trump denied any U.S. involvement in the incident, saying that “it has nothing to do with our government.”

The State Department said that it could not comment on the reported arrests, citing privacy considerations, but added that “there is a major disinformation campaign underway by the Maduro regime, making it difficult to separate facts from propaganda.”

The two men were captured, along with six others, on Monday when the small boat they were traveling in attempted to land along Venezuela’s coastline, only to be met by Venezuelan military and police forces. On Sunday, eight others, apparently Venezuelans, were killed and two were captured in a separate landing attempt, according to Venezuelan reports.

The incident added to more than a year of growing tensions as the Trump administration, accusing Maduro of human rights abuses, corruption and narcotics trafficking, has tried to force him from office with economic sanctions and criminal indictments.

A U.S. Army spokesman, Lt. Col. Emmanuel Ortiz, said service records confirm that the two captured Americans, Airan Berry and Luke Denman, are Special Forces veterans, as is Jordan Goudreau, the head of a Florida security services company who first announced the operation in a video Sunday morning.

Goudreau, in an interview with The Washington Post, said Berry and Denman were “supervisors” of a force he said numbered about 60 Venezuelans. Most, if not all of them, were believed to be military and police defectors living in camps in Colombia, near the Venezuelan border.

Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan legislator and opposition leader recognized as interim president by the United States and more than 50 other countries, lashed out Tuesday at Maduro for staging what he called a “massacre.”

“They knew about this and were waiting to massacre them,” Guaidó said in a virtual session of the opposition-controlled National Assembly. “Nicolás Maduro, you are responsible. The regime knew about that operation, you infiltrated it and waited to massacre them.”

The CIA declined to comment.

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The DoJ has quashed Flynn's case. Seems almost passe' to point out the rule of law in America is dying, so I think it's worth pointing out that the Democrats sclerotic leadership that did almost nothing in response to the previous attacks on rule law enabled this moment.

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This is fundamentally corrupt.

DeVos funnels money to her preferred private and religious schools
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/us/p ... wgdhINrnNo

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