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#323668 - 03/31/20 09:07 PM FISA IG Report
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FBI IG Howowitz has a new report on FISA. From testimony before Congress after report on investigation of FISA applications directed at Trump campaign coffee boys, he suggested there was not a coup or program directed solely against Mr Trump because he is Mr Trump. Well now he has released some preliminary info and guess what .... just as I suggested before Howowitz made his statement, I suggested there may have been a more pervasive problem with FISA apps ... it's true.

Read the National Review perspective here IG Horowitz Found ‘Apparent Errors or In...ion He Reviewed
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#323679 - 03/31/20 11:49 PM Re: FISA IG Report [Re: rporter314]
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Yes, FISA has always been pretty much suspect, like cops confiscating people's stuff and keeping the booty. A lot of "great new tools for law enforcement" need some oversight and regulation by an IG-type.

But so do a LOT of prosecutors: They benefit from racking up convictions, instead of convicting the right people. And there is zero penalty for even serious misconduct.

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#323734 - 04/01/20 07:24 PM Re: FISA IG Report [Re: rporter314]
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I have whined, a lot, about gov out of control. I have also asked the question; "Do you trust your government?" any number of times. This is a serious question and, I think, one that explains much as to what is going on right now. I have often wondered if its possible for gov to establish an agency with one goal in mind, ask gov every time they do something that makes no real sense to anybody. You know, stuff like 20 year long wars, national debts larger than our entire GDP, Healthcare as main source of bankruptcies, etc.

I am becoming, more and more, concerned that OUR government is losing the trust of its citizens. If that is true then we are well on our way to destruction. Its kinda like the fabled walls of China. They have all been breached, but always from the inside.

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#323738 - 04/01/20 07:50 PM Re: FISA IG Report [Re: jgw]
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I am becoming, more and more, concerned that OUR government is losing the trust of its citizens. If that is true then we are well on our way to destruction.


Funny how Marx always gets it right. Shall we go over this again?

The Aristocracy and the Bourgeoisie team up against the much more numerous Proletariet until a revolt is inevitable.

Eventually even the lumpenproletariat are drawn into the fray and forced to take sides.

Destruction or redemption? It is always the proles who are exploited beyond endurance and forced to revolt, never the bougies. Never have they been taxed beyond endurance, never have they been starved and forced to pay their help too much. Read into that what you will. The center has been in control all our lives. Look around and tell me this is the right way to do things.

Oh and...I trust the government. I depend on them for every breath I take.
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#323739 - 04/01/20 09:28 PM Re: FISA IG Report [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
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I am becoming, more and more, concerned that OUR government is losing the trust of its citizens. If that is true then we are well on our way to destruction.


Funny how Marx always gets it right. Shall we go over this again?

The Aristocracy and the Bourgeoisie team up against the much more numerous Proletariet until a revolt is inevitable.

Eventually even the lumpenproletariat are drawn into the fray and forced to take sides.

Destruction or redemption? It is always the proles who are exploited beyond endurance and forced to revolt, never the bougies. Never have they been taxed beyond endurance, never have they been starved and forced to pay their help too much. Read into that what you will. The center has been in control all our lives. Look around and tell me this is the right way to do things.

Oh and...I trust the government. I depend on them for every breath I take.


Do the proles ever end up getting what they want by violent revolution?
Seems to me the historical record says that they don't, except when that revolution skips the usual violence and moves into organized, focused action.
And that's because the bougies and the aristocrats can't adequately push back against that. They're one-trick ponies, they only know how to answer violence, and they almost enjoy unleashing the clubs, sticks and bullets on the madding throngs, because it justifies their phony boilerplate law and order, and they're able to turn significant portions of the masses against those in revolt by appealing to their fear and speaking to law and order.

Well, hate to say it, but all you revolutionaries...you don't even remotely have your sh!t together enough for organized, focused action.
Most of you are too busy attacking each other.
And even if you weren't, you don't have a focused message, so the only revolution we're likely to see is a replay of 1917 or 1958.
Violence. Blood in the streets, mostly yours.

You won't get what you want. In fact, you'll lose most of what you have still left right now.
The reason the bougies and the aristocrats have done such a bangup job these last forty years is precisely because they organized, and they even used your lefty playbooks against you and organized some more.
Now they've managed to reverse the course of a mighty river of socialism and divert it straight into their own pockets.

If I'm wrong, I'll admit it, but I do not see any organization yet.
I don't see any focus. I see infighting and lackluster action at the polls.

And in the end, if you don't have the numbers at the polls, nothing else matters.
Except total collapse.

And you don't have a game plan to deal with that either.
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#323749 - 04/01/20 11:04 PM Re: FISA IG Report [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Well, hate to say it, but all you revolutionaries...you don't even remotely have your sh!t together enough for organized, focused action.
Most of you are too busy attacking each other.
And even if you weren't, you don't have a focused message, so the only revolution we're likely to see is a replay of 1917 or 1958.
Violence. Blood in the streets, mostly yours.

You won't get what you want.


You don't think the minimum wage will ever rise? You don't think that single payer healthcare will ever become a reality? You don't think that higher education will never be taxpayer subsidised? You don't think we'll ever start to clean up the environment?
We WILL get what we want! Paid sick leave? daycare? As hard as you fight against these things we will keep pushing to make them a reality!

Do you really hate the movement that has brought these things to the forefront so much? you say you like Bernie but you despise his supporters. You seem to hate anyone who calls for change. We seem to offend you terribly as you cling to the past and hope for Obama's houseboy to save the country.

We came close to pulling off an upset this time, we will come closer next time. We will get what we want because the r/evolution will not be denied.
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#323753 - 04/01/20 11:17 PM Re: FISA IG Report [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
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Well, hate to say it, but all you revolutionaries...you don't even remotely have your sh!t together enough for organized, focused action.
Most of you are too busy attacking each other.
And even if you weren't, you don't have a focused message, so the only revolution we're likely to see is a replay of 1917 or 1958.
Violence. Blood in the streets, mostly yours.

You won't get what you want.


You don't think the minimum wage will ever rise? You don't think that single payer healthcare will ever become a reality? You don't think that higher education will never be taxpayer subsidised? You don't think we'll ever start to clean up the environment?


---As the result of a violent and bloody revolution?
Nope, I don't.

I'll bet you any amount of money that a violent and bloody revolution will be put down hastily, using methods most Americans would never dream of. The Right have been ITCHING for the go signal to help.
See FERGUSON, MISSOURI as the test site.

Those MF-ers were Oath Smellers (Keepers) marching around, shooting and threatening people with the blessings of the local PD.

You seem to be having difficulty here, let me help by asking you directly:
How do you see this revolution playing out?
At the polls? Didn't happen!
If it had, we wouldn't be having this discussion.

Alternatives? How do you see it playing out?
In the streets?

You/we/us will be squashed like bugs, all of us will be, even the ones who don't venture out.
And among us lefty gun owners, our homes will be canvassed and we will be forcibly disarmed, possibly the same way law abiding gun owners in NOLA were during Katrina, by unsworn CONTRACTORS, acting "under color of authority"....read: OATH SMELLERS...AGAIN.

You and Chunk seem eager to paint me as the enemy.
I'm not, I'm just painfully aware of the fact that not only don't you have a plan, you don't even understand my questions, so I had to lay them out twice.

You STILL seem to believe that the polls will swing in your favor and you're lashing out at me for telling the truth.
The polls did not swing in your favor, and that means that they didn't swing in MY favor either because I voted the same way you guys did, for Bernie.

Sorry, the truth is, the numbers did not materialize.
So...again...if you have a plan for revolution, let's hear it because so far I hear bupkus.

And you're acting like dickheads because I dared to bring the bad news. Shoot the messenger all you want, it won't change the numbers and it won't change the fact that you guys don't have a Plan B for when the numbers fail.
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#323755 - 04/01/20 11:22 PM Re: FISA IG Report [Re: Greger]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline
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Originally Posted By: Greger


We came close to pulling off an upset this time, we will come closer next time. We will get what we want because the r/evolution will not be denied.


Yes, the upset...the one that I dreamed would happen in FULL...this time. I was almost SURE Bernie was going to utterly destroy every other candidate and make the DNC wet their pants.

Sigh...almost only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades.

Get it straight guys, I am not the bad news, I am only realizing that it's bad news. I am not giving up on an upset, I am just trying to catch my breath so I will still be here and still be ready next time.

But when you use the word "revolution", you better be very specific.
You're being very vague, at least to these old 1960's ears.
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#323756 - 04/01/20 11:28 PM Re: FISA IG Report [Re: Greger]
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We came close to pulling off an upset this time, we will come closer next time.


But I plan on being dead before that actually happens, and I don't have any kids to benefit from it. We have to make stuff happen NOW, not just get closer to winning. Bernie winning with progressive Democrats in congressional majorities is 100% of the way there, but impossible. Bernie winning with typical Democratic majorities in congress is 80% of the way there. Biden winning with typical Democrats in congressional majorities is 70% of the way. Trump winning would be negative progress.

80% would be nice, but so is 70%. Just look at the risk/reward ratio. It's not worth 10% better if you lose and get nothing. And another 4 yeas of Trump is much worse that nothing.

In particular, if Biden wins and we restore the rule of law then Trump's prison sentence would discourage anyone who comes after him with thoughts of such criminal acts.

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#323795 - 04/03/20 12:37 AM Re: FISA IG Report [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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And you're acting like dickheads because I dared to bring the bad news.
Jefferey, you're the one being confrontational and resorting to name calling. I'm just trying to tell you what I think will happen over the next few decades and why I think it will happen,

Watch how I write the word...r/evolution. Did that go over your shiny little head? I believe society is going to evolve into a social democracy over perhaps the next three decades. This isn't new, I haven't changed.

Did Bernie or any other progressive call for armed insurrection? Nawp. Maybe you were too busy attacking "Bernie Bros" to notice that Sanders called for a political revolution. What that means is a revolution at the ballot box. A social uprising to seize power from the minions of our corporate overlords.

No we didn't have the votes. So the thing to do is give up, right? We'll never have the votes so why try? Let's just vote for who they tell us to vote for and everything will be fine.
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