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retiredbanker

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Mueller made one thing clear: Republicans are a national security threat

The integrity of American elections was compromised long before Donald Trump’s shocking victory in 2016, but former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress on Wednesday made clear that one political party is actively subverting attempts to protect our democracy.

Hours after Mueller testified about foreign election interference before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday afternoon, the Republican-controlled Senate moved to block four separate bills to defend the U.S. democratic process.

"Over the course of my career, I've seen a number of challenges to our democracy," Mueller said in his opening remarks. "The Russian government's effort to interfere in our election is among the most serious. As I said on May 29, this deserves the attention of every American."

“The Russians are absolutely intent on trying to interfere with our elections,” FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Muller told the committee that the Russian effort “wasn’t a single attempt. They’re doing it as we sit here, and they expect to do it during the next campaign.”

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Mueller says Trump could be charged with obstruction after he leaves office

Former special counsel Robert Mueller told Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) at the House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday that President Trump could be charged with obstruction of justice after he leaves office.

The exchange:
  • Buck: "You made the decision on the Russian interference. You couldn't have indicted the president on that, and you made the decision on that. But when it came to obstruction, you threw a bunch of stuff up against the wall to see what would stick."
  • Mueller: "I would not agree to that characterization at all. What we did is provide to the attorney general in the form of a confidential memorandum our understanding of the case. Those cases that were brought, those cases that were declined. And the — that one case where the president cannot be charged with a crime."
  • Buck: "Okay. But could you charge the president with a crime after he left office?"
  • Mueller: "Yes."
  • Buck: "You believe you could charge the president with obstruction of justice after he left office?"
  • Mueller: "Yes."
Throughout the hearing, Mueller repeatedly referred to the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel opinion that prevents a sitting president from being indicted. Asked why he continued his investigation after determining that he would be unable to charge Trump, Mueller said that the OLC opinion does not apply once Trump leaves office and that other people involved in potential obstruction could also be indicted.

Source: https://www.axios.com/mueller-trump-charges-obstruction-after-leaves-office-0159957c-cfd7-44f5-ae19-974e11ebe706.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic
Mango should take a course in reading comprehension as Mueller said no such thing. Perhaps mango just upset that the Dumocrats are imploding?
 

TheDonald

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The fresh air comes from the Trump Administration,which refuses to continue to let the world treat America like a door mat. Eight years under Obama, and probably the most important issue for the future of the free world was ignored: China. Democrats trip over themselves trying to outdo one another with policies that will destroy the economic fabric of the country. AOC is about as suitable a politician as a poodle.
 

retiredbanker

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The fresh air comes from the Trump Administration,which refuses to continue to let the world treat America like a door mat. Eight years under Obama, and probably the most important issue for the future of the free world was ignored: China. Democrats trip over themselves trying to outdo one another with policies that will destroy the economic fabric of the country. AOC is about as suitable a politician as a poodle.
But why insult poodles by comparing them to ocasio-kotex? Poodles are smart, clean and loyal whereas she's just a former bartender? Wait until her tax returns are made public as bartenders only report a small percentage of their earnings. Matching up her reported income vs expenditures should be interesting.
 

manqo

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Under Trump, 26% of Climate Change References Have Vanished From .Gov Sites


A new report documents two years of science being scrubbed from government websites.

The Trump administration has undermined the fight against climate change by suffocating facts and science on government websites, according to a federal watchdog group that monitors thousands of government pages for changes.

A report published by the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) on Monday found that language related to climate change has disappeared at an alarming pace since Trump took office in 2016. Across 5,301 pages—ranging from websites belonging to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the US Geological Survey (USGS)—the use of the terms “climate change,” “clean energy,” and “adaptation” plummeted by 26 percent between 2016 and 2018. Of the pages where “climate change” was stricken, more than half belong to the EPA.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kzmmwe/under-trump-26-of-climate-change-references-have-vanished-from-gov-sites
https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/cgs9yk
 

TheDonald

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Climate change people are funny. They want everyone else to reduce their environmental footprint. They don't realize that almost every aspect of life today has some climactic effect. When climate activists are informed that their electric vehicles often create more pollution than they save, through increased use of electricity via power generation, they hide in denial.
 

manqo

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Climate change people are funny. They want everyone else to reduce their environmental footprint. They don't realize that almost every aspect of life today has some climactic effect. When climate activists are informed that their electric vehicles often create more pollution than they save, through increased use of electricity via power generation, they hide in denial.
Hah, got em!
/s.

You can change the source of electricity for an electric car. The same cannot be said of a fossil fuel car. As our power grid moves away from fossil fuels, electric vehicles get a lower CO2 footprint. Most EV owners charge their cars at home, and some do it using solar power, which would have a near-zero CO2 footprint. Its a long term plan, in case you didn't know. And if you're going to account for the source of the electricity for an electric vehicle, then you also have to account for the source of energy for a fossil fuel vehicle. Fossil fuels have to be discovered, mined/pumped, transported, refined, transported again, sold at retail and finally consumed. Some of those steps are extremely unfriendly to the environment. We can avoid that with solar panels and electric cars.

In addition, every major battery manufacturer is pursuing some means of reducing cobalt use in batteries and they are succeeding at it. Furthermore, these batteries can be recycled and/or repurposed. They don't wind up in junk yards as frequently as fossil fuel vehicles.

More than hiding in denial, they probably just refuse to answer low level "gotcha" lines from you.

Further reading:
https://www.fleetcarma.com/long-tailpipe-argument-debunked/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/enriquedans/2018/08/19/myths-and-shibboleths-about-electric-vehicles-the-long-tailpipe-theory/#3b7dcd487f26

Now lets get back to the news!
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The Centrists Did Not Hold

Both the moderators and centrist Democratic candidates failed in their attempts to gang up on Sanders and Warren during Tuesday’s debate.


The fusion of entertainment with politics continued apace with CNN orchestrating the Democratic primary debates as a professional-wrestling donnybrook, a battle between the progressive wing of the party (Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren) against the moderates (Steve Bullock, Amy Klobuchar, Tim Ryan, John Hickenlooper, and John Delaney).

Led by Jake Tapper, the CNN hosts consistently tried to get the two factions to attack each other, while bizarrely elevating John Delaney for much of the debate. By the end of the night, Delaney spoke less than five other candidates, but there were points at which it seemed like Tapper, Dana Bush, and Don Lemon were more eager to hear from Delaney than from anyone else.

Warren proved to be skilled dunker, when she went after Delaney by saying, “I don’t understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the US just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for.” That line cut to the core issue: The moderates were defined by what they opposed rather than what they supported.

Bernie Sanders benefited from his characteristic brusqueness, which let him challenge both the moderators (calling out Jake Tapper for asking questions that were basically “Republican talking points”) and moderates (contesting Tim Ryan’s characterization of Medicare for All, Sanders snapped, “I wrote the damn bill”).



All in all, the debate evoked the reverse of the famous lines from W.B. Yeats’s poem “The Second Coming”—this time, the best were full of passionate intensity, while the worst lacked all conviction. The centrists did not hold.

Source: https://www.thenation.com/article/john-delaney-retire/
 

TheDonald

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Hah, got em!
/s.

You can change the source of electricity for an electric car. The same cannot be said of a fossil fuel car. As our power grid moves away from fossil fuels, electric vehicles get a lower CO2 footprint. Most EV owners charge their cars at home, and some do it using solar power, which would have a near-zero CO2 footprint. Its a long term plan, in case you didn't know. And if you're going to account for the source of the electricity for an electric vehicle, then you also have to account for the source of energy for a fossil fuel vehicle. Fossil fuels have to be discovered, mined/pumped, transported, refined, transported again, sold at retail and finally consumed. Some of those steps are extremely unfriendly to the environment. We can avoid that with solar panels and electric cars.

In addition, every major battery manufacturer is pursuing some means of reducing cobalt use in batteries and they are succeeding at it. Furthermore, these batteries can be recycled and/or repurposed. They don't wind up in junk yards as frequently as fossil fuel vehicles.

More than hiding in denial, they probably just refuse to answer low level "gotcha" lines from you.

Further reading:
https://www.fleetcarma.com/long-tailpipe-argument-debunked/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/enriquedans/2018/08/19/myths-and-shibboleths-about-electric-vehicles-the-long-tailpipe-theory/#3b7dcd487f26

Now lets get back to the news!
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The Centrists Did Not Hold

Both the moderators and centrist Democratic candidates failed in their attempts to gang up on Sanders and Warren during Tuesday’s debate.


The fusion of entertainment with politics continued apace with CNN orchestrating the Democratic primary debates as a professional-wrestling donnybrook, a battle between the progressive wing of the party (Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren) against the moderates (Steve Bullock, Amy Klobuchar, Tim Ryan, John Hickenlooper, and John Delaney).

Led by Jake Tapper, the CNN hosts consistently tried to get the two factions to attack each other, while bizarrely elevating John Delaney for much of the debate. By the end of the night, Delaney spoke less than five other candidates, but there were points at which it seemed like Tapper, Dana Bush, and Don Lemon were more eager to hear from Delaney than from anyone else.

Warren proved to be skilled dunker, when she went after Delaney by saying, “I don’t understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the US just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for.” That line cut to the core issue: The moderates were defined by what they opposed rather than what they supported.

Bernie Sanders benefited from his characteristic brusqueness, which let him challenge both the moderators (calling out Jake Tapper for asking questions that were basically “Republican talking points”) and moderates (contesting Tim Ryan’s characterization of Medicare for All, Sanders snapped, “I wrote the damn bill”).



All in all, the debate evoked the reverse of the famous lines from W.B. Yeats’s poem “The Second Coming”—this time, the best were full of passionate intensity, while the worst lacked all conviction. The centrists did not hold.

Source: https://www.thenation.com/article/john-delaney-retire/
Yawn. Heard it all before. Thanks for participating...
 

manqo

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Yawn. Heard it all before. Thanks for participating...
The average republican voter ladies and gentlemen!

The rapist-in-chief & global waming denier will be voted out. The most dangerous threat to the whole society. And after introducing a fair voting system, republicans will have to move so far to the left that you wouldn't even be able to recognize them. Won't respond anymore because its pointless, taking into consideration that you & retiredbanker got dunked on multiple times by multiple people in this thread already. Cheers!
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Yang calls out 'reality TV show' style elections that resulted in Trump: 'We need to be laser-focused'




Andrew Yang ripped the media and U.S. politics in general during his closing statement at Wednesday's Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit, trashing America's "reality TV show" elections that he said contributed to President Trump's 2016 victory.

Yang remarked during his closing statement that some in the media focused on his wardrobe during the first debate rather than his policy proposals and called on voters to be "laser-focused" on dealing with pressing issues facing the country.

"We're up here with makeup on our faces and our rehearsed attack lines, playing roles in this reality TV show," Yang quipped. "It's one reason why we elected a reality TV star as our president. "We need to be laser-focused on solving the real challenges of today," he added.

Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/455675-yang-calls-out-reality-tv-show-style-elections-that-resulted-in-trump-we
 
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