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Old Jul 5th, 2015, 05:05 PM   #131
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I note that NBC seems to be punishing Donald Trump for telling the truth, and rewarding Brian Williams for lying.
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Old Jul 6th, 2015, 04:06 AM   #132
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I note that NBC seems to be punishing Donald Trump for telling the truth, and rewarding Brian Williams for lying.
Donald Trump is officially a politician running for president. Therefore one must conclude if his lips are moving he is lying. If they are not moving, then he is probably mentally formulating the next lie.

It is up to the great combover to offer up proof that Mexican immigrants are more likely to deal drugs or commit rape than the typical American-born Black, Asian or White. Failing that he is getting exactly what he deserves.

FWIW The Hispanics I met Stateside were all over the map when it comes to integrity, but most were more honest than a typical politician.

Regardless of his bout of foot in mouth disease, once he declared his intent to run for president any ties he had to media outlets should have been immediately severed.
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Old Jul 6th, 2015, 09:23 AM   #133
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You're focusing on only one statement. However, he was specifically talking about illegal immigrants.

And I don't hold your views that everything a politician says is automatically a lie. I don't feel that powerless. Trump is speaking honestly about his beliefs and I appreciate that.

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Donald Trump is officially a politician running for president. Therefore one must conclude if his lips are moving he is lying. If they are not moving, then he is probably mentally formulating the next lie.

It is up to the great combover to offer up proof that Mexican immigrants are more likely to deal drugs or commit rape than the typical American-born Black, Asian or White. Failing that he is getting exactly what he deserves.

FWIW The Hispanics I met Stateside were all over the map when it comes to integrity, but most were more honest than a typical politician.

Regardless of his bout of foot in mouth disease, once he declared his intent to run for president any ties he had to media outlets should have been immediately severed.
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Old Jul 6th, 2015, 11:18 AM   #134
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Given the high percentage of liars in the political arena it is best to demand independent confirmation before attempting to swallow any political rhetoric.

For example: We continually hear our resident con apologist quote the official con talking point that under the FATCA-IGA the CRA will not collect taxes or penalties for the IRS. Which is probably true, but in other nations where FATCA is already in effect, the IRS bypasses the local tax collector altogether. The IRS tells banks if they do not freeze a particular customers account the IRS will seize some or all of that banks US holdings. So while the statement regarding the CRA is factually accurate, the implication that the IRS cannot or will not extort money from Canadian residents is at best intentionally misleading. The banks given a choice between a minor slap on the wrist from the Canadian Government or losing money will do as the IRS demands.

Of course the FATCA - IGA has language allowing the IRS to unilaterally change the agreement at any time, so if the bit about the CRA not collecting proves inconvenient for the IRS, they simply change the agreement to demand the CRA collect. By signing the IGA Harper has established that he does not have the balls to stand up to the IRS and there is no reason to expect him to suddenly grow a pair.

That is just one example but it shows how good modern politicians are at being extremely misleading even when what they say is technically true. Those of us who have been around awhile still remember the Cretins infamous statement regarding his campaign pledge to kill the GST. You know the one; 'You should have read the Red Book!'
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Old Jul 6th, 2015, 11:19 AM   #135
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Yes, I know about FATCA. Obama made it very clear that this was what he intended to do, so he was not lying.
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Old Jul 6th, 2015, 11:23 AM   #136
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Yes, I know about FATCA. Obama made it very clear that this was what he intended to do, so he was not lying.
Even so he has not submitted a single one of the IGAs created by the IRS to the Senate for ratification, which means that the IGAs are treaties that have no legal standing in the US.
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Old Jul 10th, 2015, 03:22 PM   #137
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The history behind the chocolate hoax

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How much chocolate does it take to fool a journalist? Turns out not much. Earlier this month, Peter Onneken and Diana Löbl, a pair of documentary filmmakers from Germany, and John Bohannon, a biologist and science journalist based at Harvard, revealed that they had tricked millions of people—including their peers at The Daily Star, Cosmopolitan’s German site, and the German and Indian sites of The Huffington Post—into believing chocolate could help them lose weight.
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Old Oct 30th, 2015, 07:17 PM   #138
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Ace goes off on a good rampage here. And, while I don't agree with everything he says, the article largely tells it like it is. Language warning.

RNC to NBC: You're Fired

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Wednesday night's CNBC Republican debate turned out to be a tussle between the three left-leaning "moderators" and the candidates on the main stage, most of whom can safely be described as center-right. And finally -- thanks largely to the huge ratings bonanza that is Donald Trump -- the American people got a chance to see the true, ugly, partisan, smug, self-righteous face of what we used to call journalism, but now is simply political advocacy employing computers and television cameras under the shield of the First Amendment.
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What keeps me interested in politics at all is my loathing for the self-appointed Preistly Class of the media.

The media doesn't just argue with conservatives, nor does it just demean them.

Rather, the media serve as the shamans and witch-doctors of an enemy Tribe, and the purpose of those shamans is to relentlessly disgrace outsiders to the Tribe, which is pleasing to those within the Tribe, while also keeping the shamans in power (because they have no other skills which would earn them money or sex, except the denigration of those considered Unclean).
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Ace goes off on a good rampage here. And, while I don't agree with everything he says, the article largely tells it like it is. Language warning.

RNC to NBC: You're Fired
I didn't see the RNC debate, and after reading that rant, I still have no idea why they're upset with the CNBC moderators. It was, simply, a rant without substance.

What specifically happened between the moderators and the RNC candidates? Not a single example is given. No criticism based on fact is given, just complaining about... I don't know... cultural power or something?

Give us something to sink our teeth into, not this drivel.
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The moderators were rude and combative and asked bizarre, leading questions:

Example: asking Trump if he is running: "...a comic book version of a presidential campaign."


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I didn't see the RNC debate, and after reading that rant, I still have no idea why they're upset with the CNBC moderators. It was, simply, a rant without substance.

What specifically happened between the moderators and the RNC candidates? Not a single example is given. No criticism based on fact is given, just complaining about... I don't know... cultural power or something?

Give us something to sink our teeth into, not this drivel.
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