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Discussion in 'Social Discussion' started by electrolyte, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. jklmnop

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    data sanitation engineer

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    I don't think Heller cares whether that's the truth or not. He is just the latest in a long line of Republican politicians and operatives playing on people's fears to get them motivated enough to vote.
     
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  2. micky

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    I worry too. :(

    Trying to think positive....like, Ruth is a badass with a personal trainer, so 84 years young is how I have to look at it.
     
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  3. DCI

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    This Tuesday is the special election in Pennsylvania for the house seat vacated by Tim Murphy. Conor Lamb vs. Rick Saccone. It's currently a toss up even though Trump won this district by 19 points in 2016 and is backing Saccone. Republican groups have spent a pretty ridiculous amount of money on this for a special election in a district that is going to vanish in a few months due to redistricting. They really do not want to lose this one.
     
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    Well, that would explain a lot. ;)

     
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    On that topic, this was an interesting dive into this election from Politico this week

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/07/republicans-pennsylvania-special-election-445221
     
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    It's pretty goddamn alarming that Putin has threatened Florida (I just moved back...) with nukes and our "make america great again" POTUS doesn't do shit about it.
     
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    Thread pretty much sums up DeVos.

     
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    Lots of deep dives on DeVos today. Here's one from a MI educator:

     
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    Devin Nunes....thank you for your hard work.

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  10. DCI

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    Commit to meeting with North Korea out of the blue. Fire Secretary of State immediately after. lol.
     
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    Mueller is on the move (I wonder if Trump will do something to try to stop him). Turning over Trump Organization documents.... I can't imagine he will comply.

    I sure hope Mueller is prepared.
     
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  12. Jerami

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    Ooh! oh-oh-oooh! A sparkly!

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    I just made up the new McDonald's sandwich!

    It's called a McMaster.

    It's a firing, between 2 tweets!:bag::cigar:
     
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    Hey man, you fuckin' know Belvedere?

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    Well, Sessions has fired McCabe, denying his pension.

    This is absolutely disgraceful, just on a human level. I don't know all the details of the McCabe situation, but the guy worked in the FBI for 20 years, and to fire him two days before his retirement is so petty. Trump wants to rub his revenge boner, so he sends Elf Man to fire McCabe, knowing he'll do it to please the Orange Anus and save his own ass.
     
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    Facebook bans Trump campaign’s data analytics firm for taking user data

    "Facebook is suspending the Trump-affiliated data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, after learning that it failed to delete data that it had taken inappropriately from users of the social network, Facebook said late Friday."

    Particularly of interest to MTurk workers because...

    Facebook Failed to Protect 30 Million Users from Having Their Data Harvested by Trump Campaign Affiliate

    "In 2014, traces of an unusual survey, connected to Facebook, began appearing on internet message boards. The boards were frequented by remote freelance workers who bid on “human intelligence tasks” in an online marketplace, called Mechanical Turk, controlled by Amazon.... The task posted by “Global Science Research” appeared ordinary, at least on the surface. The company offered turkers $1 or $2 to complete an online survey. But there were a couple of additional requirements as well. First, Global Science Research was only interested in American turkers. Second, the turkers had to download a Facebook app before they could collect payment...

    Their data was being collected by Aleksandr Kogan, a young lecturer at Cambridge University. Kogan founded Global Science Research in 2014, after the university’s psychology department refused to allow him to use its own pool of data for commercial purposes. The data collection that Kogan undertook independent of the university was done on behalf of a military contractor called Strategic Communication Laboratories, or SCL. The company’s election division claims to use “data-driven messaging” as part of “delivering electoral success.” SCL has a growing U.S. spin-off, called Cambridge Analytica, which was paid millions of dollars by Donald Trump’s campaign."
     
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  15. DCI

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    lol surveys
     
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    So apparently John Dowd, Trump's personal lawyer, went to the media this morning and called on Rod Rosenstein to end the Russia probe. It'd be nice if these guys could just get around to throwing their desperate hail Mary so that we can all get on with our lives.
     
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    There is a lot of info out there about Trump being used to launder money by the Russians. They are not going to drop this. And the rumors that are saying this have evidence to back it up. Just depends on how flimsy the evidence is I guess.
    What surprises me if after last night no one on the news has mentioned it is The Ides of March.
     
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    There's no chance that Rod Rosenstein will actually end this investigation, but that doesn't mean that there's no significance to this statement.

    The president and his allies have been carrying out a coordinated effort to discredit this investigation for quite a while. They might be doing that purely for political reasons, to preemptively downplay the result, but it also might be intended to provide as much cover as possible before taking some sort of crazy action to end the investigation.

    I don't personally believe there is anything that the president can do that will prevent all the facts from eventually coming out, but some routes to that point are a lot more damaging than others. I have a hard time imagining Donald Trump ever just giving up and flying away like Nixon did.
     
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