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subhuman filth humans turn into when they have more money than is good for them


Quoth the poor person! I think that is a bit overstated. I think you meant "can" turn into. Rich people can be rich for all sorts of reasons, and only some of them involve screwing the other guys. Others can lead very quite lives not screwing anybody. and then you can have the Bill Gates and Warren Buffets of the world too. It's actually easy to be altruistic when you have way more than you need.


Ignorance of the system that made them rich does not constitute a defense. The mechanism (no matter how "nice" you think they are) is based on exploitation. So yes, they are ALL screwing people.


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Trump promises report on Russian hacking within 90 days

Monica Crowley will write it and the Chief of the Ministry of Propaganda (Kellyanne Goebbels) will edit it.


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Trump promises report on Russian hacking within 90 days

Monica Crowley will write it and the Chief of the Ministry of Propaganda (Kellyanne Goebbels) will edit it.


Maybe Crowley will plagiarize Putin this time? She'll need a keyboard with Cyrillic characters though.


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How many of us really understand the series of errors that drove us all to this fateful point? Certainly not those Rust Belt Trump voters interviewed by the New York Times who remain undisturbed by proof of the steady and bulk diet of misinformation fed to them like pigs at a trough - and by a hostile foreign power, no less. Voters so transfixed by the shiny object that they never noticed the hazardous turn ahead nor experienced that oft-mentioned moment of slow motion a victim perceives in that milisecond when their entire life flashes before them. And certainly not the Hillary-haters on the left whose self-fulfilling prophesy of Democratic doom was born from information likewise pointed at them by the same immense Russian propaganda machine. They still claim to be no more than innocent passengers in a vehicle totally controlled by others. Those who didn't vote believe themselves the most innocent of the lot.




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I predict (and you may have already had this in mind) the report will exonerate the Russians and lay blame on everyone from my next door neighbor (meaning me) to Martians. The CIA will become the new foreign policy propaganda arm for the greatest president of all time.

If the CIA wants to present a report, Mr Trump will tell them what to say.


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Donald J. Trump: Not my candidate but my president

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This week our country gets a new president, our 45th, Donald J. Trump.

Many people spark to Mr. Trump's blunt "If you hit me I hit back twice as hard" style. They find him refreshing.

I don't find Donald Trump refreshing.

I think he's the most ill-prepared and ill-suited person ever elevated to the office. With that said, I hope he turns out to be as "amazing", "fantastic", "terrific", "awesome", and "really, really, really good" as he claims he will be.

I don't root for presidents to fail.

I didn't root for George W. Bush to fail or Barack Obama. I'm not going to root for Donald J. Trump to fail. If I cut off my nose my glasses fall on the floor. They're no good to me down there. He was not my candidate, but like it or not, he is my president.

And that worries me greatly.

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It's very difficult to blame it all on stupidity rather than malice, but most of it is. Try to feel sorry for his supporters because we already knew he was a conman. The have years of disillusionment to face, and they will most likely be hit the hardest by his actions.

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My son raised a really great idea he'd seen on the Internet. I one-upped him. He said I have to post this: imagine on January 18, Barack Obama resigns, passing the Presidency to z hour Biden as #45. (All the history books have to changed, as well as the inaugural process...) THEN, on the 19th, after issuing a series of new executive ordersummary, Biden resigns, padding the baton to... Paul Ryan. On Inauguration Day, PAUL RYAN is forced to relinquish the presidency to Donald Trump. Wouldn't that be rich?? Well worth two extra numbers... Biden 45, Ryan 46, Trump 47.


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Trump outs Brennen as the 15 year old hooker he enjoyed while on "business" in Russia:

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Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 13h13 hours ago
.@FoxNews "Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not fully understand." Oh really, couldn't do...

...much worse - just look at Syria (red line), Crimea, Ukraine and the build-up of Russian nukes. Not good! Was this the leaker of Fake News?


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