In the news today (North American version)

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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Roger » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:36 pm

Innuendoes wrote:Looks like everyone is involved with everything. People will wind up dead over this whole mess and no one needs to die for it.


There's definitely more to it than a simple 'Trump and Farage helped Russia hack the USA and UK' conspiracy, I think.

For a start, Assange's role is very hard to pin down. He came to prominence as a sort of freedom of information hero who exposed governments' hypocrisy, war crimes, etc. He seemed to be essentially a force for good. Now he's being implicated in helping Russia to hack the election, or at least to influence it. SO my only possible explanations are these:

1) He's actually not involved and the Democrats are trying to blame him: But he's an odd choice of a scapegoat, because prior to this, he seemed to be a fairly liberal guy
2) He, for one reason or another, genuinely believed that Trump was the best candidate. That also seems unlikely because Assange is undoubtedly very intelligent and, again, seems to lean towards liberalism
3) Assange is actually an anarchist. There's no reason behind what he does, "some people just want to watch the world burn".

Maybe option 3 is most likely. He doesn't actually care about who wins, he just wants to introduce about of chaos into the proceedings. That's hard for people to reconcile with, because we tend to assume that everyone has an agenda for everything. But look at how quickly Assange went from being a hero, locked up on false charges, to a rapist Russian spy. Maybe the reality is that he's neither. He's not a good guy turned bad; he was never a good guy.
 
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby CNB » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:32 pm

How ironic is it that on the anniversary of the inauguration of “the art of the deal” guy, the U.S. government is shut down due to the lack of a deal and people are protesting in the streets all over America?

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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:15 pm

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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:33 pm

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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Roger » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:28 am

Some excellent points being made here.
 
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby CNB » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:52 am

Prominent Russians attended Trump’s inauguration a year ago:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/p ... story.html
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:53 am

CNB wrote:Prominent Russians attended Trump’s inauguration a year ago:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/p ... story.html


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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby CNB » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:39 am

The women are taking over America and that can’t be a bad thing! :)
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:42 am

CNB wrote:The women are taking over America and that can’t be a bad thing! :)


That's right, CNB. They want to eventually do away with men, altogether. :roll: :lol:

Never gonna happen!

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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby CNB » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:52 am

Innuendoes wrote:
CNB wrote:The women are taking over America and that can’t be a bad thing! :)


That's right, CNB. They want to eventually do away with men, altogether. :roll: :lol:

Never gonna happen!

#ReleaseTheMemos


No, they don’t! Release The Memo? Inny, You really have gone over to the dark side if you are supporting Devin Nunes!
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:06 am

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No, they don’t! Release The Memo? Inny, You really have gone over to the dark side if you are supporting Devin Nunes!


#releasethememo is in reference to a document written by Rep. Devin Nunes that purports to show abuse by the Obama administration of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

That's not even mentioning Hillary's medical conditions or who paid to reroute $400 million of the $1.7 billion Obama Cargo Cash ‘repayment’ back to the Clinton Foundation in exchange for .... ..... .... (you figure it out)

AND A LOT MORE!

When the #Misogny and #Racism keys fail...

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Re: In the news today (North American version)

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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:21 am

Julian Assange‏
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Donald Trump had not one single claim of sexual assault lodged against him until he ran against, and defeated @HillaryClinton. #FridayFact
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Roger » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:29 am

Innuendoes wrote:Julian Assange‏
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Donald Trump had not one single claim of sexual assault lodged against him until he ran against, and defeated @HillaryClinton. #FridayFact


I suppose that depends on whether or not you think 1997 counts as before or after the election.

http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/gos ... e-1.785734

Still, it’s nice of Assange to give his unique insight into sexual assault allegations, from his little Ecudorian hideaway.
 
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