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You just can't make this shit up....but he did -

 

 

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Rudy Giuliani has claimed that the suspension of his license to practice law in New York was part of a plot to silence him because he was so effective at arguing former President Donald Trump's election-fraud claims.

Giuliani appeared on the right-wing Newsmax network hours after an appelate court in New York suspended his law license on Thursday.

"Well, I'm not very happy about this," he said of the suspension.

"All I can say is, America is not America any longer," Giuliani continued. "We do not live in a free state. We live in a state that's controlled by the Democrat Party."

He went on to suggest that the suspension was a way of silencing him for "so effectively" arguing for Donald Trump's bogus claims the 2020 election had been stolen for him as a result of mass fraud.

"We have a double standard," he said, claiming that if he had been representing the Democrat Hillary Clinton he would not have been suspended.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Keleth said:

https://thehill.com/changing-america/enrichment/education/559881-florida-gov-signs-law-requiring-students-and-faculty-be

WTF.

I can understand wanting to know peoples political affiliation to certain group but needing  to know peoples particular views is unbelievable.

 

 

I'm betting some people will be raising their hand high in support of that.

And they will you why they support it, straight up front.

 

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"Classified Ministry of Defence documents found at bus stop"

 

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Classified Ministry of Defence documents containing details about HMS Defender and the British military have been found at a bus stop in Kent.

 

One set of documents discusses the likely Russian reaction to the ship's passage through Ukrainian waters off the Crimea coast on Wednesday.

Another details plans for a possible UK military presence in Afghanistan after the US-led Nato operation there ends.

 

The government said an investigation had been launched.

 

A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said an employee had reported the loss of sensitive defence papers, adding: "It would be inappropriate to comment further."

 

The documents, almost 50 pages in all, were found in a soggy heap behind a bus stop in Kent early on Tuesday morning.

A member of the public, who wishes to remain anonymous, contacted the BBC when he realised the sensitive nature of the contents.

The BBC believes the documents, which include emails and PowerPoint presentations, originated in the office of a senior official at the Ministry of Defence (MoD). 

 

The documents relating to the Royal Navy's Type 45 destroyer, HMS Defender, show that a mission described by the MoD as an "innocent passage through Ukrainian territorial waters", with guns covered and the ship's helicopter stowed in its hangar, was conducted in the expectation that Russia might respond aggressively.

 

On Wednesday more than 20 Russian aircraft and two coastguard ships shadowed the warship as it sailed about 12 miles (19km) off Crimea's coast.

Moscow's defence ministry said a patrol ship fired warning shots and a jet dropped bombs in the destroyer's path but the UK government rejected this account, denying any warning shots had been fired.

 

The mission, dubbed "Op Ditroite", was the subject of high-level discussions as late as Monday, the documents show, with officials speculating about Russia's reaction if HMS Defender sailed close to Crimea.

"What do we understand about the possible 'welcome party'…?" asked an official at Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ), the UK's tri-service headquarters at Northwood.

 

Recent interactions in the eastern Mediterranean between Russian forces and a Carrier Strike Group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth had been unremarkable and "in line with expectations", the document said.

 

But officials knew this was about to change.

"Following the transition from defence engagement activity to operational activity, it is highly likely that RFN (Russian navy) and VKS (Russian air force) interactions will become more frequent and assertive," one presentation warned.

 

A series of slides prepared at PJHQ shows two routeing options, one described as "a safe and professional direct transit from Odessa to Batumi", including a short stretch through a "Traffic Separation Scheme" (TSS) close to the south-west tip of Crimea. 

 

This route, one slide concluded, would "provide an opportunity to engage with the Ukrainian government… in what the UK recognises as Ukrainian territorial waters."

Three potential Russian responses were outlined, from "safe and professional" to "neither safe nor professional". 

 

In the event, Russia chose to react aggressively, with radio warnings, coastguard vessels closing to within 100 metres and repeated buzzing by warplanes.

An alternative route was considered, which would have kept HMS Defender well away from contested waters. 

 

This would have avoided confrontation, the presentation noted, but ran the risk of being portrayed by Russia as evidence of "the UK being scared/running away", allowing Russia to claim that the UK had belatedly accepted Moscow's claim to Crimean territorial waters.

 

 

The rest: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57624942

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One has to wonder how 50 pages of classified documents were a. printed out, b. removed from a secure location, c. left behind a bus stop!!!!:wacko:

A minor security lapse? NOT

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10 hours ago, Janx Spirit said:

"Classified Ministry of Defence documents found at bus stop"

 

 

The rest: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57624942

You just couldn't write a good spy novel today.

All that leaving packages at bus stops, in bus and under bridges. Someone would steal it today.

 

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Ohh, where did Erdmann bug out to?

 

French far right beaten in regional elections

 

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Mainstream candidates delivered a stinging setback to France’s far right in regional elections Sunday, thwarting its hopes of winning control of a region for the first time and slowing its momentum ahead of the presidential contest next year.

National Rally leader Marine Le Pen quickly conceded that the far-right, anti-immigration party failed to win any of mainland France’s 12 regions. She immediately looked forward to next year’s presidential vote, saying it “appears more than ever to be the election that allows for changes of politics and politicians.”

Le Pen complained that the organization of the two rounds of voting over successive weekends had been “disastrous and erratic.” Still, the National Rally’s showing in Sunday’s decisive runoffs suggested that the party remains anathema to many voters. It accrued no more than 20% of votes nationally, the Ifop polling agency calculated, trailing both the mainstream right and the combined showing of green and leftist candidates

 

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"Trump made 30,573 false or misleading claims as president. Nearly half came in his final year."

 

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He overstated the “carnage” he was inheriting, then later exaggerated his “massive” crowd and claimed, despite clear evidence to the contrary, that it had not rained during his address. He repeated the rain claim the next day, along with the fabricated notion that he held the “all-time record” for appearing on the cover of Time magazine.

 

And so it went, day after day, week after week, claim after claim, from the most mundane of topics to the most pressing issues.

 

Over time, Trump unleashed his falsehoods with increasing frequency and ferocity, often by the scores in a single campaign speech or tweetstorm. What began as a relative trickle of misrepresentations, including 10 on his first day and five on the second, built into a torrent through Trump’s final days as he frenetically spread wild theories that the coronavirus pandemic would disappear “like a miracle” and that the presidential election had been stolen — the claim that inspired Trump supporters to attack Congress on Jan. 6 and prompted his second impeachment.

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For more than 10 years, The Fact Checker has assessed the accuracy of claims made by politicians in both parties, and that practice will continue. But Trump, with his unusually flagrant disregard for facts, posed a new challenge, as so many of his claims did not merit full-fledged fact checks. What started as a weekly feature — “What Trump got wrong on Twitter this week” — turned into a project for Trump’s first 100 days. Then, in response to reader requests, the Trump database was maintained for four years, despite the increasing burden of keeping it up.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-fact-checker-tracked-trump-claims/2021/01/23/ad04b69a-5c1d-11eb-a976-bad6431e03e2_story.html

 

Read and search the full database of Trump’s false or misleading claims here (It takes a while to load them all ;) )

 

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Trump should have stayed on TV where he was partially entertaining and he could just talk crap for comic value. 

He managed to sell his defective product (him) to millions of voters. 

 

Isn't there a saying about dumb people being easy to sell to? 

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"One of his former executives says Trump 'deserves to go to jail' ahead of New York prosecutors potentially filing criminal charges"

 

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New York prosecutors could announce criminal charges against the Trump organization this week. 


A former Trump organization executive told CNN Trump deserves to go to jail. 


Barbara Res said nothing happened in the organization without Trump knowing about it. 

 

A former executive vice president for the Trump Organization said former President Donald Trump "deserves to go to jail" ahead of potential criminal charges filed by New York prosecutors. 

 

"As far as Trump is concerned, if they were to get evidence against Trump it would be to the extent that nothing major has ever happened to my knowledge... that he doesn't know about," Barbara Res told CNN's, Jim Acosta.

 

She added that she knows Trump and she knows that "he's very deliberate, very measured, and very vengeful, and he doesn't follow the rules. He never did follow the rules."

Res was the former EVP of construction and development for the Trump Organization and oversaw the building of the Trump Tower in Manhattan in the 1980s. She spent 18 years managing Trump's real estate empire and worked directly under the former president. 

 

Late last week, prosecutors in Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office spoke with lawyers for Trump and said the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, could face criminal charges as early as this week. 

 

Trump's lawyers tried to persuade prosecutors to abandon charges against the company. 

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/former-trump-organization-executive-says-trump-deserves-to-go-jail-2021-6

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On 6/28/2021, 1:11:15, Janx Spirit said:

"One of his former executives says Trump 'deserves to go to jail' ahead of New York prosecutors potentially filing criminal charges"

 

Don Jr. - aka Half-Scoop - seems to be taking the impending indictment well:

 

How coked up to you have to be to think posting that was a good idea?

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37 minutes ago, El Jeffo said:

 

Don Jr. - aka Half-Scoop - seems to be taking the impending indictment well:

 

How coked up to you have to be to think posting that was a good idea?

Sounds like a teenager after their first bottle of hooch or other alcho-pop, you wish they'd either go away or drink enough to stop their mouth working. 

Although, would that be "moth" in US english? To stop his moth working... Doesn't sound right...

 

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14 minutes ago, cb6dba said:

Although, would that be "moth" in US english? To stop his moth working... Doesn't sound right...

 

Sounds like a good premise for a comedy sketch, à la Benny Hill.

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Sixth graders in any elementary school in the US knew there was a problem with this law. 

 

DeSantis' dumb violation of the 1st Amendment gets sidelined in court

 

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District Court Judge Robert Hinkle said that it was likely the plaintiffs — tech industry groups NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association, which count major platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google among their members — would prevail in their claim that the law was unconstitutional due to the First Amendment. Legal experts had been quick to question the validity of the law when it was signed last month.

"The legislation now at issue was an effort to rein in social-media providers deemed too large and too liberal," Hinkle wrote in his opinion. "Balancing the exchange of ideas among private speakers is not a legitimate governmental interest."

Swift reaction: Both NetChoice and CCIA praised the court's decision, saying that if the law had gone into effect, it would have had significant consequences for what users see on the internet. NetChoice‘s president, Steve DelBianco, said in a statement that the judge's order allowed the platforms to keep their users "safe from the worst content posted by irresponsible users."

CCIA President Matt Schruers said in a statement: “This decision upholding the Constitution and federal law is encouraging, and reaffirms what we have been saying: Florida’s statute is an extraordinary overreach, designed to penalize private businesses for their perceived lack of deference to the Government’s political ideology. The court’s ruling is a win for internet users and the First Amendment.”

 

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