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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by gcomeau   » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:21 pm

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The Trump Justice Department is trying to literally legalize bribery by re-interpreting the law:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... are_btn_tw


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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by Joat42   » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:01 pm

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gcomeau wrote:The Trump Justice Department is trying to literally legalize bribery by re-interpreting the law:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... are_btn_tw

(Nobody needs to guess why)

For some reason I get a mental picture of an "El Presidente" of a banana republic graciously accepting "gifts" from foreign "dignitaries".

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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by smr   » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:07 pm

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1) The President donates his entire salary to charity!

2) He's allowed to keep gifts but has to pay for them at fair market value!

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/0 ... /21663421/

3) Blinded by hatred and propaganda that's just sad.

Edited due to wrong link! Thank you to the Ostrich Fuhrer for pointing out the mistake!
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by The E   » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:54 pm

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smr wrote:2) He's allowed to keep gifts but has to pay for them at fair market value!

https://www.aol.com/politics/?icid=aol.com-nav


You're really bad at linking to things, aren't you.

3) Blinded by hatred and propaganda that's just sad.


Have you finally figured out the major mistake you're making all the time?

Also, just for completeness' sake: Yes, Trump does donate his salary to charity. But did you know that President Obama donated a third of his salary and the award money from his Nobel Peace Prize? Which, incidentally, is nearly as much as his entire net worth at the start of his presidency; Somehow, I doubt that Trump will ever match that ratio.
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by gcomeau   » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:42 pm

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smr wrote:1) The President donates his entire salary to charity!


He engages in a PR exercise of donating a smidgen of money to charity while giving himself tax breaks and directing spending towards his own businesses worth MANY TIMES more than what he is very publicly and theatrically giving away.


He is a street grifter making a big show of putting a dollar in the collection plate to keep you distracted while he picks your pocket with his other hand


2) He's allowed to keep gifts but has to pay for them at fair market value!


How EXACTLY is he "paying for at fair market value" all the money foreign government are dumping into his businesses? Is he reimbursing them the hotel costs so they all stay free???????

Do you even have a *basic* understanding of what is going on here?
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by smr   » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:31 am

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Reposted due to wrong link posted!

1) The President donates his entire salary to charity!

2) He's allowed to keep gifts but has to pay for them at fair market value!

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/0 ... /21663421/

3) Blinded by hatred and propaganda that's just sad.

Edited due to wrong link! Thank you to the Ostrich Fuhrer for pointing out the mistake!
Last edited by smr on Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by Imaginos1892   » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:03 pm

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The E wrote:Have you ever tried to understand these terms, or are you just a typical 'conservative' crybaby?

If some asshole insults me, I tell ‘em to fuck off. I don’t cry, and run to a ‘safe space’. I don’t go out of my way to find offense where none is intended. I certainly don’t demand that everybody who might possibly say something mean to me be excluded, by force, from every place I might want to go.

But these ‘progressives’ are so fragile they have to be ‘protected’ from hearing the Wrong People say the Wrong Words. Why, they have to be ‘protected’ from any risk of even seeing them! Those Wrong People must be excluded from any place ‘progressives’ might be found, by force and violence if necessary!

The E wrote:Last I checked, the vast majority of violent attacks on people wearing nonconventional headgear (hijabs, turbans...) are committed by people who identify as 'conservative' or 'christian'.

They should be punished, too.

I certainly don’t consider those that want to turn the United States into a theocracy to be conservatives.

The E wrote:That's pretty rich, coming from someone who can't read the words "socialism" or "communism" without starting to rant incoherently.

All of my rants are perfectly coherent. If you perceive them as ‘incoherent’ it can only be the result of your failure to comprehend literate English. You might try looking up any words you have trouble with. You might even learn something in the process.

I do get pissed off by the willful stupidity of leftists that still Believe in communism decades after its utter failure in the collapse of their Peoples States and Workers Paradises. What is the legacy of communism? A hundred years of squalor, misery, oppression, atrocity and death. And yet, there are idiots that still want to impose communism on the world. They’re like those dumbshits that want to bring back Prohibition because they can’t admit to its total failure.

The E wrote:Also a "non-whites don't matter" attitude.

No, only that they don’t matter MORE than white people. That the United States government’s first responsibility is to American citizens of every color, and that it should NEVER place the interests of other countries’ citizens above that responsibility.

The E wrote:And a "poverty is your fault" attitude.

No, only that rewarding indolence and irresponsibility is counter-productive. There has to be some better way to support the poor than paying lazy people a ‘living wage’ for not working.

The E wrote:And a "LGBT people need to stay away from me" attitude.

No, only that society should not be re-ordered around the proclivities of a tiny minority. They’ve already got equal rights; now they’re demanding special privileges. If a group of straight white males said and did even a fraction of what those LBGT ‘activists’ are doing they’d be thrown in jail.

They’ve made it clear that they don’t want to eliminate oppression, they want to be the oppressors.
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by Michael Everett   » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:17 pm

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Apparently several generally-left-wing universities in America have begun instigating a form of Apartheid, attempting to separate students according to their ethnic heritage in order to avoid cultural incompatibilities from initiating problematic situations.

Their claim is that it will help sustain and promote multiculturalism.
The KKK has signaled its approval.

Think about that for a moment. The KKK is supporting a cultural intervention being promoted by left-wing education providers.
How long before the Jim Crow laws sneak back in?
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by The E   » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:46 pm

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Imaginos1892 wrote:If some asshole insults me, I tell ‘em to fuck off. I don’t cry, and run to a ‘safe space’. I don’t go out of my way to find offense where none is intended. I certainly don’t demand that everybody who might possibly say something mean to me be excluded, by force, from every place I might want to go.

But these ‘progressives’ are so fragile they have to be ‘protected’ from hearing the Wrong People say the Wrong Words. Why, they have to be ‘protected’ from any risk of even seeing them! Those Wrong People must be excluded from any place ‘progressives’ might be found, by force and violence if necessary!


So you don't know what you're talking about. Got it.


I certainly don’t consider those that want to turn the United States into a theocracy to be conservatives.


As long as they are campaigning under the same banner as people like you, I am not going to make a distinction. You chose your allies, now you have to live with them.

I do get pissed off by the willful stupidity of leftists that still Believe in communism decades after its utter failure in the collapse of their Peoples States and Workers Paradises. What is the legacy of communism? A hundred years of squalor, misery, oppression, atrocity and death. And yet, there are idiots that still want to impose communism on the world. They’re like those dumbshits that want to bring back Prohibition because they can’t admit to its total failure.


I'm gonna let the above speak for itself. You really can't stop yourself from ranting incoherently and from a position of ignorance on that topic.

No, only that they don’t matter MORE than white people. That the United States government’s first responsibility is to American citizens of every color, and that it should NEVER place the interests of other countries’ citizens above that responsibility.


Tell that to the citizens of Puerto Rico. Tell it to the US citizens of latino heritage that get "accidentally" deported. Tell it to the citizens of Flint.

No, only that rewarding indolence and irresponsibility is counter-productive. There has to be some better way to support the poor than paying lazy people a ‘living wage’ for not working.


Paying them a living wage at all would be a good idea. Or making public health care work.

No, only that society should not be re-ordered around the proclivities of a tiny minority. They’ve already got equal rights; now they’re demanding special privileges. If a group of straight white males said and did even a fraction of what those LBGT ‘activists’ are doing they’d be thrown in jail.


Name a single "special priviledge" LGBT people have demanded.
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by The E   » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:46 pm

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Michael Everett wrote:Apparently several generally-left-wing universities in America have begun instigating a form of Apartheid, attempting to separate students according to their ethnic heritage in order to avoid cultural incompatibilities from initiating problematic situations.


Do you have any source for this or...?
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