>The course, called “Law and Government: An Introductory Study Course,” includes 28 hours of audio and visual lectures given by Moore and others, as well as a study guide. The course is available for purchase on Amazon, where “Chief Justice Roy Moore” is listed as a co-author alongside Doug Phillips, Dr. Joseph C. Morecraft, and Dr. Paul Jehle.
Only $29.87 on Amazon, complete with one review about someone forcing their poor daughter to use the course.
>The curriculum was a product of Vision Forum, a now-defunct Texas-based evangelical organization headed by Doug Phillips, which taught “Biblical patriarchy”, a theology that prescribes strict, unequal gender roles for men and women. According a statement on the Vision Forum’s website, “Egalitarian feminism is a false ideology that has bred false doctrine in the church and seduced many believers.”
Uh, huh... and why is Vision Forum defunct now?
>Vision Forum closed in 2013 after Phillips resigned, having admitted to a “lengthy” and “inappropriately romantic and affectionate” relationship with a woman who was not his wife. Shortly thereafter, that woman, Lourdes Torres-Manteufel, sued Phillips and Vision Forum, detailing an emotionally, psychologically, and sexually abusive relationship that started when she was just 15 years old.
Yeah, sounds about right. Roy Moore and his crew are straight out of a William Faulkner novel.
Donald Barr is AG William Barr's dad
Donald Barr was in the OSS, which was the precursor to the CIA
Donald Barr gave Epstein his first job as a math teacher in an elite, politically connected school, even though Epstein did not have any qualifications or even a college degree.
Donald Barr wrote a book called Space Relations, about a race of aliens that are so rich they become bored with everything and start a sex slavery ring and are also aroused by fear
Edit: This post has managed to raise the cost of the book 8 fold in about an hour, I should have bought it first damn
Edit 2: It looks like at least 3 copies sold for about $188 each since my post went up and now you cannot buy it anywhere online. Independent book sellers please DM me so you know where to send my commission ;)
> All Republican congressmen are idiots.
This is a dangerous attitude. They may do idiotic things, and certainly some of them are absolutely anti-science loons, but every single thing the GOP does is in service of the overriding goal of regulatory capture. And there is a lot of brainpower behind all of this.
They don't want to fix anything. They want to break our government so that the GOP can point to the shambles and yell "See? It needs to be drowned in the bathtub, like St. Grover Norquist says!" and then attempt to hand the whole shebang over to their billionaire master/donors as private enterprise.
Regulatory capture is the goal. That's the true endgame. But they need to break democracy to do that.
They do that in a million little ways, by a thousand cuts, and it's a plan that's not only backed by billions of dollars from American oligarchs but is orchestrated and anchored by hundreds of think tanks. It's an ideology of pure greed that is propped up by shady organizations like the Federalist Society (to train up hyperconservative/extreme libertarian justices), REDMAP (to gerrymander everything), and ALEC (to allow corporations and lobbyists to directly write bills that benefit the wealthiest members of the corporate world).
What's going on with Walker and in several state legislatures is about breaking democracy. The GOP-manufactured deadlock over a ridiculous wall we don't need and subsequent shutdown are more ways to pretend that democracy doesn't work while in actuality it is simply being subverted by the bad actors in the GOP.
edit: for the "this is some kooky conspiracy theory" scoffers: no, it really isn't. This is all observable stuff that is being done openly at this point. A very good recent book on the topic is Jane Mayer's <em>Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right</em>.
If you have a moment check out the episode of Stay Tuned when Preet hosted McFaul. Putin systematically harassed McFaul, had people follow him around, show up at his kids soccer game, break into his apartment and use the bathroom etc. Only safe places to have a conversation was the SCIFs at the embassy.
"So @Reince, I know you just lost your insurance, but it's OK - you can STILL find coverage here: https://www.healthcare.gov/ Thank @BarackObama." - @AndrewBatesNC on Twitter
New plan. Constantly blow whistles outside the White House and at all trump speaking events from now on. That would make him so enjoyably livid.
EDIT: thank you for the silver and gold! Let’s get out there and blow some fucking whistles!
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EDIT 2: Thank you again for the awards! I feel it is also my duty to remind you to save your hearing. I have comments of people who want to get together to get this done. Pick and time and place and I’ll post it. Protect your ears! You only get one set and tinnitus is permanent.
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EDIT 3: Thursday 10/10 at 6pm. Bring your whistles to the Target Center in Minneapolis. Get some whistles, get some friends, get irritating.
EDIT4: It’s been awesome to keep getting responses and interest in making this an actual thing! I’ve heard from people in MN, DC, SLC, California, and even England who want to get this started! I’m all for it, but let’s make sure we are there as an irritant, not as bullies. If you go out to blow some whistles tag your work with #irritatingwhistleblowers. So go get some friends, get some whistles, and get irritating!
EDIT 5: Good morning! Head on over to r/whistleattrump for further updates and shenanigans. I’ll continue to post updates and events as people get me the information.
> They made Craigslist posts on fake Trump jobs talking about women needing to be hot for the job and "maintain hotness" https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/12803
all the dnc had to do was not be evil and they would have had this fucking election in the bag
but seriously, if they have shit going on in craigslsit, there is no fucking way they dont have people working reddit
DWS very upset that Mika Brzezinski said she should resign for being unfair to Sanders and said get the President of MSNBC on the phone to make her apologise. 'Last straw'.
'Chuck, this must stop'
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DNC wanted someone to question Bernie's religion:
> It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.
This is without context, but I'm wondering ~~if this was during one of the sanctioned DNC debates? If so, that's even more fucked up.~~ who was supposed to "ask him" his beliefs?
EDIT: Per /u/kendrickshalamar DNC denying interviews because they think the host might be a "Bernie Bro" wanting to discuss a "shit topic."
A key part of Clinton server scandal: she cheered imprisonment of whistleblowers, citing sanctity of classified info.
Source: Hillary Clinton on the Sanctity of Protecting Classified Information
>I just got the below fundraising email and was wondering if it reflects a new agreement between the DNC and the Clinton campaign, an acknowledgement that she will almost certainly be the Democratic nominee, etc. Are you at all concerned that Sanders supporters will see this as the DNC choosing a winner before the voters have decided?
Why... yes Jen... we see that as an absolute confirmation that the DNC picked the winner of the primaries before voters did.
More Recent Update:
>A lawyer just asked Rick Gates if the special counsel's team has interviewed him
>From CNN's Elizabeth Landers
>Paul Manafort’s defense counsel asked Rick Gates if he had been interviewed about his time on the Trump Campaign by the special counsel's office.
>Prosecutor Greg Andres objected to the question before Gates could answer.
>The judge asked prosecutors and defense counsel to come to the bench where they spoke for five minutes before the judge called a 30-minute recess.
What this article fails to mention is that he's not just blowing that taxpayer money but embezzling that money. He's golfing at his own golf courses.
So, my comment is too late and will surely be burried by the brigaders, this isn't the IRS launching investigation, this public letter, dated July 22 - no one curious why you haven't heard about this in four days from anyone but the daily caller? - acknowledges the receipt of a request authored by Republicans to conduct an investigation. It isn't an investigation, it is the legal equivalent of a receipt. As the letter says, "the program considers all referrals." Good job r/politics, Upvoting a form letter receipt because it jives with your preconceived notions.
The letter so you can read it yourself.
Bears Ears is full of cliff dwellings and grain stores and pottery and burial sites... How by all that is holy, can Trump use the Antiquities Act to take away the tribes' antiquities?
Well, let's hope this take is right:
> The moment that Donald Trump issues an executive order directing that the citizenship question be placed on the census, it will be enjoined by multiple different district courts.
>And it will not be possible to consolidate on appeal with no fact-finding and get them back before the Supreme Court even before the October deadline.
> We will be able to run out the clock on an executive order.
Opening Arguments 294.
Accounts from various Fascist regimes talk about how they slowly get conditioned into being "governed by surprise". I feel like that is where this is all headed. Lies that can't be verified, and surprise decisions based on spurious claims with no accountability or questioning allowed.
Spread this article around, it is about resisting shit like this: http://www.openculture.com/2017/01/20-lessons-from-the-20th-century-about-how-to-defend-democracies-from-authoritarianism.html
I'm guessing people forgot, but Project Veritas was caught trying to pay people to cause violence at Trump's inauguration to blame on liberals.
Trump donated to that group.
>The enemy is both strong and weak. “By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.” (Number 8)
Also, don't buy the one on Amazon with forward by Alan Dershowitz by mistake like I did.
Spends the entire forward making horrendously disingenuous remarks and attempting to spin the report into something that exonerates or proves Trump's innocence.
Egregious hit job.
Legalizing marijuana is not a new position for Beto. He wrote a book on it...
Dealing Death and Drugs: The Big Business of Dope in the U.S. and Mexico
Exactly. They should be thankful she didn't also ask them to pay $1,000 a piece to see her, you know, so she can fight for the middle class.
He's literally using his own Trump Hotel to host foreign diplomats and politicians. He doesn't seem to believe in conflicts of interest any more than climate change.
>“There’s class warfare, all right,” Mr. Buffett said, “but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”
Here's what is so fucked about this. She probably does have some control/input over what the anchors say, otherwise, why would she demand results from the President of MSNBC?
> Let's hold off for a few days on blasting out a ton of stuff until we get with HFA on the tactics they want us to use
Well there it is. Hillary Campaign directing the tactics of the DNC.
Also Barr's dad wrote a book about space aliens with a harem of underage sex slaves.
What we do know:
- Trump was watching TV on 9/11
Trump claimed that he watched on TV, that "thousands and thousands" of Muslims in New Jersey cheered as the towers fell.
- Trump was phoning into talk shows
There is an infamous audio clip of Trump calling into a radio show to brag about how he now had the tallest tower in New York.
-Trump was in his Manhattan apartment
According to this book, Where Were You On 9/11? - a 10 year commemorative edition in which he also wrote a forward for, he said he was in his apartment when the planes hit.
Knowing what we do about Trump, what is most likely?
A) Donald Trump sat in his apartment on 9/11 watching TV and taking advantage of a tragedy to get attention and brag?
B) Donald Trump became so upset after watching thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheer the deaths of his fellow countrymen that (after a quick phone call to console the people of New York) he bravely left his apartment, and fought through police blockades to frantically rescue people from the rubble like a dog digging at the beach?
According to the dictators handbook: https://www.amazon.com/Dictators-Handbook-Behavior-Almost-Politics/dp/1610391845
You should always pay your military.
Edit: if you are like me, then you will read this book and think HTF is Trump president when he is a complete idiot to these rules? Well, sadly, it all makes sense if Trump isn't the 'real' leader here..
Papa John's grossed $454 million in 2011. After SG&A expenses which includes executive pay and "Other Operating Expenses" it's net income after taxes was $55 million.
Really can't afford to make your employee's lives a little better now can you Papa? He should really ask himself why he's paying 6 executives a total of $8.2 million a year instead of worrying about cutting the hours of his little serfs. Greed is really disheartening to me :(
Reminder that Donald Trump thinks Mike Pence is embarrassingly poor.
Mike Pence has a refreshingly low net worth for a federal politician--likely somewhere in the realm of $500k to $1m. But this still places him in the top 1%.
If Trump thinks someone is "embarrassingly poor" just because they don't belong to the 0.01% or however high it is, what does he think of homeless people?
I think it's reasonable to speculate that he probably doesn't give the slightest shit about them.
Trump will let our homeless veterans freeze before he'll let a few crumbs worth of tax dollars fall their way.
It's $14.99 on Kindle.
For extra fun, choose the ACLU or the EFF or ProPublica as your Amazon Smile charity so they get the donation boost.
>Officials distribute five bottles of water per person each week to ration the resources
I'm going to assume the 'bottles' are gallons, because otherwise the ration is just insane. Even if they get 5 gallons a week, that's not enough water for some. On average, a healthy man should drink .78 gallons of water a day. It would be enough water for women, who should drink .57 gallons of water a day.
While I would have enjoyed the shadenfraude , it looks like this is just a case of email address they used being part of a large mass hack like LinkedIn, Sony, MySpace, etc. Not them directly being exploited. A non story if PWs are different everywhere and/or quickly changed. You can check yourself at sites like HTTPS://haveibeenpwned.com .
As an Alabama native, here is some context:
Like many other states, there are areas of prosperity and areas of poverty and the wealth is increasingly concentrated in the cities. Huntsville has aerospace and technology, Birmingham has healthcare and banking, Mobile has a large port and tourism (including the beaches not far away). The urban counties have up to 3 times the per capita income of the rural counties.
The two counties mentioned in the article are in the "Black Belt", which is a larger region extending from Virginia to East Texas. It is comprised of the best farming areas of these states, leading to the highest concentration of slaves historically. They continue to have the highest concentrations of African-Americans today due to this legacy and many of them still work in agriculture and have limited economic opportunities.
If you look at a list of the lowest-income counties in the US, it's actually divided into four different regions with the Black Belt being one.
The others are Appalachia, the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, and the Native American tribal territories in the Dakotas. Alabama is one of the few states to have significant shares of two of those groups because the Northeast part of the state is Appalachian.
The state is also the most religious in the country by several measures. That makes it uniquely suited to the Republican arguments against abortion, gay marriage, and similar issues. The state would be closer to 50/50 on economics. The electorate is very anti-union but tracks closer to the Rust Belt on other labor issues.
Hillary Clinton Wants to Regulate Fracking, but Still Accepts a Lot of Fracking Money
>Many of Clinton’s largest fundraisers are lobbyists for oil and gas corporations. Some of her largest contribution bundlers are lobbyists representing Chevron, Cheniere Energy, and TransCanada — all companies that use fracking.
Oh snap, I didn't even know about this - wonder why she wasn't against Keystone XL right up to when Obama cancelled it?
>Prior to announcing her candidacy, Clinton also received $990,000 for speeches she made to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce — a heavy investor in TransCanada and the Keystone XL pipeline.
>After a rally in Iowa last December, Clinton claimed to be unaware she ever received donations from fossil fuel companies. “Well, I don’t know that I ever have. I’m not exactly one of their favorites,” she said. “Have I? OK, well, I’ll check on that. They certainly haven’t made that much of an impression on me if I don’t even know it.”
Remember, how she was asked the same at the Univision debate 1 month ago? And she also said she doesn't know anything about it and it's nothing to worry about. Her campaign couldn't make-up a good enough lie in all that time?
I remember being in 2nd grade in 1988, when Rush Limbaugh was taking over radio. That's when I first learned from my 8 year old best friend that liberals were idiots who were ruining the world.
That's why we're condescending now. They've been fanatics for decades. Condescension is nothing compared to the venom and bile they've been spewing as a lifestyle. It's apples to atoms.
It definitely did to some degree, yeah. I ended up stepping on a Twitter mine and going back and forth with the co-writer of this about how the caravan was "contrived" and how asylum seekers break the law--but of course not exactly how--and how scripture basically approved of the Great Pumpkin's moves, etc. (It actually started with Romans 13 and went downhill from there.)
>It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.
> “He hooked somebody, and that put the fear of God in everyone else,” a former official told Politico.
> “It’s gonna be killer. Everyone talked with Woodward,” another added.
> “Fear: Trump in the White House” will be released on September 11.
> Pagliano’s email address was censored, unlike most State Department emails — suggesting that he sent the message from a private address.
> Clinton did not reply directly to Pagliano, instead sending a copy of an email to an aide with the instruction: “Pls respond.”
Am I reading this right? She wouldn't reply to a Happy Birthday email from Bryan personally?
She asked an aide to respond? Wouldn't that be inconvenient, rather than just saying: "Thanks!"
Did she not want any communication between her and Pagliano?
Here is the email chain
I implore anyone who is interested in this connection to read the recently released book 'Proof of Collusion'. I just got mine in the mail & read the first couple of chapters last night & they particularly focus on Trump's long & documented business history with the oligarchs & mobsters of Russia. It's disturbing to read, but very compelling. I am convinced that what Trump actually wanted was to be like the American version of a Russian oligarch.
This is Mueller's masterpiece. He has already had an incredible run, but his country called him back one last time for his most important task yet. The movie writes itself
Edit: Since my inbox is blowing up, I'd like to recommend The Threat Matrix. Great book about Mueller and his time at the FBI
Not if he wants to run in 2020 and New York passes the T.R.U.M.P. bill requiring presidential candidates who want to appear on NY's ballot to release the past 5 years worth of tax returns.
Edit: I swear some of you people are more concerned about a possible "violation of Trump's privacy" than you were over the NSA scandals. What was it you said then? Oh right, if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to be concerned about.
They are already saying she was overheating. It's fucking 75 and beautiful out.
EDIT: Turns out I was right the first time:
8:25 am it was 75 degrees on Wall Street and there was a 4 MPH breeze from the west across the Hudson River.
Low humidity as well: 42%
The short answer is the Koch brothers and their libertarian ideology using Kansas and other interior states as a laboratory for their overarching plans to create a corporate oligarchy in America.
But the more nuanced answers can be found here - <em>What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America</em>
(An excellent companion book is <em>Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America</em> )
good for you for wanting to educate yourself about this stuff, seriously
Could it be because Trump has been in and out of Russia since the 1980's?
I'm starting to think Trump was cultivated as an informant on other American billionaires in the 1980's when the USSR was still around.
“Listen, I have- people tell me all the time, smart people, ok, and I know because I was with them. This deal is terrible, and as everyone knows, very unfair with the Mueller witch hunt. When I talk to you guys, reporters aren’t- they don’t print either this or that. But we have a fantastic budget coming, and I think it’s great, everyone is going to love it. Just fantastic. And you’ll see about the wall.”
Edit: thanks for my first gold and the new threads.
Required mention of the great documentary "Punchlines for Progress:Why Jon Stewart is one of the most trusted men in America".
Edit: Don't know what proper etiquette is on this but you're welcome to everyone :)
Every time, people:
> In 2011, 30 percent of white evangelicals said that "an elected official who commits an immoral act in their personal life can still behave ethically and fulfill their duties in their public and professional life." Now, 72 percent say so — a far bigger swing than other religious groups the poll studied.
Funny you should say that. I've actually been working for the past two years on an app to help you do that, which I decided to call Safe Encounter, because at this point we need something else to protect ourselves since the police can no longer be trusted.
I'm not a programmer so I had to learn Java and do it on Android, and it took me a long time since I can only work on it a few hours a day. It's still a work in progress and I barely launched it, so HONESTLY I haven't even had a chance to see if it works correctly on all devices, I'm hoping it does but the Camera API on android is kinda tricky.
The basic gist of the app is that since it will always be your word against theirs, then it's better to have evidence (video/audio recording), but then the police can tell you it's not legal, and to counter that the app lets you actually see what's legal depending on your current location (for example most of the US can freely record the police under the First Amendment, yet a few months ago the 8th circuit ruled you don't have that right in their 7 states). Even if it's legal to record, the police can decide to take your phone away and destroy evidence, so the app lets you not only pin-protect the recording but also upload it to a server in real time, and it has a "dead-man switch" that can notify your contacts with that recording and your location, but it does it through the cloud since your phone could be taken from you and broken/turned off.
It basically started with one tool but it had to evolve to counter the illegal practices we see from some police officers.
There are some psychopaths like this guy that wouldn't be stopped from murdering, but I hope that having a tool like this would help as a deterrent in other cases.
This is the app
//END shameless plug
>Former Speaker Gingrich in 2010 said Obama was engaged in "Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior
Isn't anti colonialism supposed to be good though. Like, republicans say they hate big government. Isn't that like vthe essence of big government?
Came back from Africa
I bet you anything he was there with a mercenary outfit to streamline a conflict for mining rights.
Eric Prince should be in prison. Since when does the US government allow a freelance mercenary to run amok for two decades like this? I think this is incredible. After he sold his Blackwater shares, he disappeared. But he didn't really vanish. He set up a similar outfit in the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong! WHAT. THE. FUCK.
I'll tell you what the fuck. Eric Prince is setting up a globalized military service untethered from national interests anywhere. It's a military for rich industrialists and magnates.
Eric Prince tried to privatize the Iraq conflict right after Trump took over. And he's still trying to privatize security in Afghanistan. He's close with Putin and even set up meetings between Trump and Putin in the Seychelles. You might remember those. The same islands that harbor tax shelters for the rich.
Ha ha, sick burn Ann! Ann, did you by chance write the book <strong>In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!</strong>, with the following book description:
>Now Ann Coulter, with her unique insight, candor, and sense of humor, makes the definitive case for why we should all join his revolution.
I wish more people would pay attention to this. And I wonder if we'll ever really comprehend the extent to which social media-driven micro-targeting influenced this election, not least by suppressing turnout among hardcore Berniecrats in certain key states.
Just want to encourage anyone who hasn't yet read it to tuck into Jane Mayer's amazing book <em>Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right</em>. It's easily one of the most important books of investigative political reporting released in the past decade.
She's one of our very best. If our system survives this stress test, it will be in large part because of the fearless and comprehensive journalism done by her and others like her.
edit: needed more coffee to write rite
So much for that report dropping in mid-February.
Get bent, Alan Dershowitz. You're a foolish old man. And a hack. I don't think you're going to make that March 26th release date! lol
An example of how someone earns access to our government by being a Clinton Foundation donor:
>Regards And hope you are well. I am writing to see if you have time to meet Juan Verde April 14-15. Juan will be in DC and would like to introduce himself.
>As background, Juan is former administration appointee as well as veteran bundler for Bill Clinton, President Obama and HRC. In Addition, he has raised/donated several millions for both Gore and Clinton foundations in the last few years. His network is substantial and he is very effective. Juan would like to help with the all efforts including the foundation at the appropriate time but introduce himself now.
>Thanks for your time and attention.
Wonder how much I have to donate or bundle for these crooks before they allow me to get access to our government. What is the entrance fee in total?
Here is potentially the guy in question:
I'm listening live right now, and it sounds like they're having technical difficulties and just playing clips to stall. Hannity is probably having a breakdown.
EDIT: He went on and mentioned Cohen. He'll decide whether he'll put out a statement later on, for now he's playing clips of Comey. Man oh man, you can't write this shit up.
At this point, there is so much smoke that it's in everyone's best interest to have a full-on bipartisan investigation into these allegations. Both Trump and the media are seemingly going all-in on this, and only one side is going to be able to walk away from the aftermath.
This NYT article sums it up pretty well:
> If true, the claims in the BuzzFeed dossier are sensational, including extensive contacts between Trump aides and Russian operatives and the Russian accumulation of dirt on Mr. Trump to be used for blackmail.
> But are they true? No one knows. This could either be a Watergate-style scandal that engulfs the Trump presidency or a “Hitler Diaries”-style hoax, or anything in between.
> There is only one way to get to the bottom of this tawdry affair: Appoint a bipartisan, 9/11-style commission to investigate all of the allegations and issue a public report. The former C.I.A. directors Leon E. Panetta and Michael V. Hayden, among other possible choices, would provide instant credibility if they were appointed to lead such a panel.
> If Mr. Trump is genuinely innocent of any untoward connections with the Kremlin, wouldn’t he want a full investigation to clear his name? That he so adamantly opposes any such inquiry speaks volumes.
> Yeah– now, when I first saw that, I assumed that the top line was for a part-time McDonald’s employee. Then I got out my calculator– that is actually what you would make if you were working full-time at McDonald’s. 1,105 dollars a month.
The author forgot to deduct payroll taxes.
A full time employee would make less than that.
Edit: I've replied elsewhere, but I thought I'd put this up here to avoid excessive repetition.
$1105 at $7.25/hr ~= 38 hrs/week, which is what I was generally paid for full time when I worked summers at minimum wage (40 hours scheduled minus ~half an hour break for lunch each shift whether you took the break or not). Given the variability in shifts week/week, it's also likely that one could average 38 hours, rarely going over 40 hours/week (can't pay overtime!) but sometimes falling below. This is where I made my assumption on the author omitting taxes.
Alternatively, according to this article, if you're paid above minimum wage, specifically $7.72, you would expect to receive $1105 in take-home pay after withholding.
So the author may have omitted taxes while accounting for scheduling, may have assumed a slightly-higher-than-minimum wage (is $7.72 the actual McDonald's minimum?) or may have rounded slightly leading to some confusion.
This represents my largest issue in supporting Hillary if Bernie does not win the nomination, her tendency to surround herself with industry insiders does not bode well for appointments and enforcement.
Hillary Clinton in 1994:
> I believe that by the year 2000 we will have a single payer system. I don’t think it’s — I don’t even think it’s a close call politically ... it will be such a huge popular issue in the sense of populist issue that even if it’s not successful the first time, it will eventually be.
Hillary Clinton in 2016:
> People who have health emergencies can't wait for us to have a theoretical debate about some better idea that will never, ever come to pass.
What changed? I dunno. Maybe $2.8 million in speaking fees from various corporations in the health industry. Or nearly $15 million in campaign contributions. Or maybe the millions and millions of dollars donated to the Clinton Foundation by Pfizer and P&G and Humana and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Let's all say it together: vast right-wing conspiracy.
This. This guy - Come on Reddit, we have the technology, we have the resources. There has to be someone with a Geiger counter near Michigan/Indiana border. Make one if you don't have one.
Let's put this stupid thing to rest.
Paper from 1981:
>The National Organization for Women, although opposing the draft, argues that women should be included if selective service continues.
>The Supreme Court will decide whether the male-only draft registration program is legal and NOW President Eleanor Smeal said her group would file papers with the court today.
>The male-only system “disservices society as it creates a pool of eligibles much more limited in numbers and ability than if it included women,” Ms. Smeal said.
Just FYI. Feminists have historically been against the draft, but if there must be a draft, against excluding women.
Important figure replies to DNC invite with, "You have lost every inch of my support so fuck off Debbie along with your bitch Hilary. FEEL THE Bern BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Trump has been wanting to build in Moscow since 1987.
>January 1987 -/-
Trump is invited to Russia after being seated next to Ambassador Yuri Dubinin at a social event. Dubinin was part of group of Russian officials meeting American business leaders. This group included future UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin. A few months later Trump and Ivana were flown to Russia by the Soviet agency for international tourism, Intourist. He talks of building a hotel next to the Kremlin.
Look at this shit.
>Yes, Super PAC paying young voters to push back online on Sanders supporters. [Clinton]'s forced to continue to appeal to young liberals as opposed to pivoting back to center
Did you see this story?, the most under rated scary story of the election. They were involved with Brexit and who knows how many other elections.
He does it because it’s self serving and he doesn’t care how it affects others. He is a sociopath. One of the books I’ve been reading over the holidays is A Generation Of Sociopaths. It looks at how policy is shaped through the lens of generations past and present. It argues that the baby boomers, as a generation, are sociopathic. That they’ve created huge costs on other generations for their own benefit, and how the politics and policy that most of us here know it, is a stark contrast to the politics and policies of previous generations. Some for the better, but mostly for the worse. It’s an interesting read and I recommend it. It provides an original viewpoint as to why politics and policies are shaped the way they are in present day.
The hardcover is already #1 Bestseller on Amazon on pre-orders alone. Guess that's one number one spot Trump won't be too proud of.
Is there a place we can report his intellectual property to get it removed? Like on Amazon, a bunch of people are selling stupid "kekistan" stuff like this with Pepe on them:
One time Rand Paul had the bright idea of speaking at Howard University and basically made a fool of himself:
> “How many of you, if I would have said, who do you think the founders of the NAACP are, do you think they were Republicans or Democrats, would everybody in here know they were all Republicans?”
A loud murmur went up from the audience indicating that, yes, they did know that. Afterward, one student, Michelle Koch, told The Huffington Post that much of Paul’s talk was “a history lesson, too, that we already knew a lot about.”
Paul backpedaled as the volume in the room dialed up.
“All right, you know more about it, and that’s — and I don’t mean that to be insulting,” he said. “I don’t know what you know and you don’t — I’m trying to find out what the connection is. But the thing is that I think the general public — the Republican Party hasn’t talked enough about the great history and the interaction between the Republican Party and black history and voting rights in our country.”
> “If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected .”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
This is going to sound odd but I speak from personal experience: these dudes are fine. They are inside, dry, and warm. They could be in the woods somewhere pulling "security" on a random tree getting rained on all night. This right here is easy money, and the biggest issue they are probably dealing with is shear boredom.
As for the cots, very few, if anyone, gets issued a cot. Its just not feasible and wouldn't make much sense. You are, however, issued a sleep system (3 sleeping bags) and a mat. Those are carried in your ruck sack. Thats carried when you expect to be gone for a while and need to self sustain. In a mission like this I wouldn't be surprised if they just have their smaller assault packs with basic hygiene and other small essentials.
All in all, this seems like another, "hurry up and wait, and we'll figure it out when we get there" situation. Their leaders are adapting and figuring it out, I hope, but I wouldn't count on every one of them getting cots. Especially seeing as they're National Guard and their budget probably doesn't include money for hundreds of cots.
> I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy
He didn't... did he?
Rep. Beto O'Rourke wrote a book on ending the drug war. It is available for sale on Amazon
>To: [email protected]
>Date: 2016-05-06 16:45
>Subject: FW: Join me in Knoxville June 3rd!
>From: Julie Scardiglia [mailto:[email protected]]
>Sent: Friday, May 06, 2016 2:45 PM
>To: Seminerio, Nick
> Subject: RE: Join me in Knoxville June 3rd!
>DWS, you’re almost as corrupt as $hillary Clinton. I’ve already left the Democratic party—after 32 years. Lots of us have. And you and your direction for the Democratic party are a large reason why. HRC is the other reason.
>It’s coming—the shock you will feel when MILLIONS of us won’t vote for Shillary–PERIOD.
Stealing this from another user from another thread:
> Yes. But a huge number of bills in the Senate are to rename a postoffice in Tumbleweed, Wyoming or something like that. The bills that mattered they differed on. Here are a few examples:
> - The Iraq War (S: No, C: Yes)
- The Wall Street TARP bailout (S: No, C: Yes)
- Tax credits for renewable fuels (S: Yes, C: No)
- Estate tax breaks for millionaires (S: No, C: Yes)
>These 4 votes alone are worth well over $2 trillion dollars. $1.2+ for the Iraq War, $0.8 for the Wall Street bailout, etc.
>There's enough money there alone to pay for Bernie's college plan for nearly 50 years.
Hillary and Sanders also voted on different sides in 2007 on Guantanamo.
Here is a link to another reddit thread about the differences in voting
NYTimes article that discusses the differences in voting
Basically, they only served with each other for about 2 years and the bills they voted similarly on were non-impactful and mostly pork stuff that do not necessarily show any similarity in political ideology. Conversely, what they voted differently on were major impact bills where your vote(s) tell a great deal on where one stands politically and ideologically.
The "Hillary and Sanders voted 93% similarly while they were together so Hillary MUST be as liberal and left leaning as Sanders" is spin coming from the DNC camp to try and fool true democrats into coming into their fold.
EDIT: Holy carp. Gold! Thank you kind stranger, though you could have just given me reddit silver and I've have been just as happy!
YES! He said Palestinians are people and that Saudi Arabians are not saints in the same week.
P.s.: At this point we should change the name of "Saudi Arabia" to -> "ISIS that made it"
P.s.2: Emails Show Hillary Clinton Aides Celebrating F-15 Sales to Saudi Arabia: “Good News”
Trump probably did not have a choice. It was run for President, or Russia would release the tapes and videos they took of him in Russia, along with anything else they had on him.
You seriously need to listen to this NPR interview, unless you already know how Russia recruited and planned to use Trump.
>[In 1987, Trump] gets an invitation to go on an all-expenses-paid trip behind the Iron Curtain to Soviet Moscow.
>his hotel, just off Red Square, the National Hotel, would have been bugged, that there was already a kind of dossier on Trump. And this would have been supplemented with whatever was picked up from encounters with him, from intercept, from his hotel room.
>what we can say with absolute certainty is there was a very determined effort by the Soviets to bring him over, and that moreover, his personality was the kind of thing they were looking for. They were looking for narcissists. They were looking for people who were kind of - dare I say it - corruptible, interested in money, people who were not necessarily faithful in their marriages and also sort of opportunists who were not very strong analysts or principle people.
>two months after his trip, he comes back from Moscow and, having previously shown very little interest in foreign policy, he takes out these full-page advertisements in The Washington Post and a couple of other U.S. newspapers basically criticizing Ronald Reagan and criticizing Reagan's foreign policy.
>he is criticizing Reagan, who was very much an enemy of the Soviet Union.
>He also says that he's thinking about politics, not as a senator or as a mayor, but he actually goes to New Hampshire and he actively floats the idea of running for president. It doesn't happen then. But this is in his head. This is a strategic thought he has after his Moscow trip.
Ohio Democratic Party and DNC discuss Politico's inquiries into Hillary Victory Fund shadiness, They got caught transferring money from the HVF to the Ohio party and then back to to the DNC in the exact same amount, suggesting the money wasn't really going to down ballot candidates.
Jane Mayer's Dark Money should be assigned reading for all Americans. Koch's are the architects but by no means are they alone!
This is pathological behavior. Trump deflects when he is caught doing something wrong.
Trump is a man who wanted to build a hotel next to the Kremlin while the USSR was still around, and he has been in and out of Russia for most of his adult life. This deflection game is him muddying the waters while the sharks circle. The feds and half of the world's intel agencies are coming for Donnie boy.
Let's start at the beginning:
>1987: Trump visits Moscow and Leningrad, his first trip to what was then the USSR, to explore expanding his hotel empire to those cities. Donald Trump meets with then-U.S.S.R. communist government officials in Moscow to discuss a joint partnership deal to build a hotel in the city.
I thought it was so much cleaner this way...
I'm sorry to anyone who could not read the image. It was an uncompressed png, and it seemed legible even on my cell phone. But, I've made you guys a PDF file. :)
Published over a decade ago but Jeremy Scahill's book on Blackwater and the rise of Prince's mercenary-centric idea of warfare is worth a read.
This family and people like them are pure fucking evil. They give no fucks about the lives they destroy.
>“[A]ll of the materials retrieved from any electronic equipment obtained from former Secretary Clinton for the investigation are evidence, potential evidence, or information that has not yet been assessed for evidentiary value,” the FBI said in the filing.
nothing to see here, just a routine security inquiry and review.
I really recommend everyone read:
This is Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina. He supported Trump. It's actually fairly strange to me that he's speaking out about Trump releasing his tax returns, but it's something he's been fairly vocal about since August.
Not really sure what he has to gain from this. Guess he's just taking a principled stand, or trying to boost his image. Either way it's somewhat encouraging to see Republicans standing up to Trump, even in such an extremely limited capacity.
In 2011, 30 percent of white evangelicals said that "an elected official who commits an immoral act in their personal life can still behave ethically and fulfill their duties in their public and professional life." Now, 72 percent say so
> Clinton Foundation quid-pro-quo worries are lingering, will be exploited in general
> You've dismissed the idea that HRC could face legal troubles over her private server, how do you know that?
> I'm simply confident that as investigation moves forward, HRC has made clear and many within the government has made clear that she acted legally
My tinfoil hat is going off the fucking charts right now. OMFG THE FIX WAS IN!!!!!!111111!!!!!!!
Edit: weird exchange here too:
> FBI has had dozens of agents working on this for month, Comey said it can go past July
How did they know this in late April? Specifically, WHY DID DWS KNOW THIS? I never remembered Comey announcing this to the public.
McCain and others also suggested before the election that they would block any nominee from President Hillary Clinton if she were to win.
>Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives has now directed the Justice Department to turn over a broad array of documents, ABC News has learned.
Basically, they're looking for anything that would further prove that Trump was trying to stonewall Comey's investigation. I mean, anything other than when he admitted the firing was to relieve pressure caused by the Russia investigation.
This is fucking nuts, and were we talking about anyone other than Trump, his words alone would be evidence enough.
Australia doesn't have a President, but I'm sure their atheist female Prime Minister would appreciate being called a religious male.
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While this is disgusting -- take some solace in the fact that it's raining all day and into the wee hours in Washington D.C. today.
That means discomfort, that means a bad show, hopefully means no fly-over, and it almost certainly hinders the chance at anything but a paid-for crowd.
That fake Kimberly Trump account is either satire, propaganda, or created by a genuinely crazy person. On Parler it also claims that Pence was arrested and the guy who presided over the electoral college was a double, and that the Trump in the video calling for peace was an Antifa imposter.
Mueller recruited an all-star squad of the best lawyers in the country. Seriously, these guys deserve trading cards.
Gotta love that Lee Atwater
>> You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can't say “nigger” — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger.”
Watch The Brainwashing of My Dad to understand how Trump supporters have become the way they are. Its free with ads on Amazon.
No. Mustangs are super cool muscle cars that prove the driver is an alpha with a huge dick who bangs a lot of chicks. The Art of War license plate double proves it, and the picture of the twin towers he keeps in the car triple proves it. Combined with his Nazi uniform, Gorka is the most alpha alpha to ever alpha.