The End of the United States: A Political Thread.

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  1. Plainview

    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/keith-richards-donald-trump_us_5afa8518e4b044dfffb56584

    Keith Richards Explains How He Got Rid Of Trump Nearly 30 Years Ago

    Guitarist Keith Richards was once so angry at Donald Trump that he pulled out a knife ― when the future president wasn’t in the room ― and stabbed a table.

    The rock icon told the BBC that back in 1989, Trump was the promoter of the Rolling Stones’ “Steel Wheels” tour dates in Atlantic City. When the band arrived, however, they found Trump’s name in huge letters and the band’s name in much smaller type.

    I got out my trusty blade, stuck it in the table and said: ‘You have to get rid of this man!’” Richards told the BBC. “Now America has to get rid of him. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!”

    Concert promoter Michael Cohl told a version of Richards’ story in 2015, saying Trump had agreed to host a pay-per-view event featuring the Stones in Atlantic City. But the band wanted nothing to do with him ― and when Trump turned up, Richards ordered Cohl to get rid of him.

    “Keith pulls out his knife and slams it on the table and says, ‘What the hell do I have you for? Do I have to go over there and fire him myself?” Cohl recalled, per the Los Angeles Times. “One of us is leaving the building – either him or us.’” ​
     
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  2. hrudey

    hrudey XBox One X: The X Stands for Excellence

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    It's disgusting, and even worse, the White House is saying that Israel isn't responsible for the deaths. They're blaming Hamas, apparently, for provoking this response, because I guess it's just another example where they'll always side with the gun owner against the brown guy and cite something about stand your ground.
     
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    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    Remember what a hero the guy who 'stopped' the Texas church killer was according to the current administration? Still, not a word about theguy who stopped, without using a gun, the shooter at Waffle House.
     
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    Kerosene31 What happened to the American Dream? It came true.
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    They can't even explain why we needed to move the embassy. The embassy was fine in Tel Aviv along with just about every other nation.

    This is intentional to provoke violence. Blood on each and every one of their hands.
     
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    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    One thing I didn't realize, and was touched on in the comment section of an article I was reading, the soviet union's economy is a complete disaster. It's complete shambles. They rely on oil/gas for their country to survive. What will help their country, rising gas prices. What has happened since trump has perverted the office, gas prices have risen. What is the economic impact of pulling out of the Iran deal, rising gas prices. Starting a war with Iran, Syria, Israel, and the use, what will be the economic impact, besides billions spent on the war, rising gas prices. All of these moves are strengthening the soviet's economy. All of these moves have been facilitated by trump.
     
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    Someone get Chris to join the forums. Dying to hear this thoughts on the situation in Israel.
     
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    We still good for a Nobel though?
     
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    Yea cybersecurity is a waste. Why bother right?
     
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    Videodrome Mind Blown

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    Unsurprisingly, the federal judge in the DC Manafort case (not the Virginia one that wanted to see the memo to Mueller) dismissed Manafort's motion to dismiss the charges, basically saying that the request could be dismissed for one reason after another after another after another. It looked like the legal equivalent of "Get that s*** outta here" a la Mutombo.

    (An interesting citation in the order re: US v Nixon) -->
     
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    Videodrome Mind Blown

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    I have a 2 year degree in Cyber Security. From what I've seen, security seems focused a lot on Management or policy more than hard technical skills.

    It just seems like we need a much different approach as well as expanding it.
     
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    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/pol...ctor-shot-by-israeli-sniper-near-gaza-border/

    Canadian doctor shot by Israeli sniper near Gaza border

    Quote stolen from tldr bot on Reddit:
     
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    It very much is. A good policy comes from the top down. Security has to be the focus of top management or it will fail.

    If the bosses only talk about profits, then those down below will cut corners. This is why upper management should always be held responsible for screw ups at lower levels. They have to set the direction and make sure security is a priority.

    You have to dedicate people and money towards it. A lot more than many places are willing to.

    Where I work, security is part of the final product. We have peer reviews, security standards and all sorts of other measure in place. While deadlines are important, nothing goes out without a peer review. It doesn't matter how badly something is needed, we don't cut corners on security.

    Even then there's always that worry of the one flaw we miss somewhere. I have to block every possible threat vector, while someone breaking in just needs to find one weakness. That's what keeps me awake at night.
     
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    ZTE deal which pose national security risks then this...interesting. Is he working for both Putin and China? Americans, your country is being sold by this traitorous oaf. In middle age England, they knew how to deal with such people - hanged, drawn and quartered.
     
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    It's beginning to look like Cohen shouldn't be worried about the other shoe dropping, but that Avenatti (and of course, federal prosecutors) have a whole damn Foot Locker's worth of shoes.

     
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    It really does look like it's all about money. Whatever makes him the most money while in office is what he will go with. lol emoluments clause
     
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    I saw the alert for that but didn't get a chance to read it yet.
     
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    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    "When we as people, a free people, go wobbly on the truth – even on what may seem the most trivial of matters – we go wobbly on America... If we do not as Americans confront the crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders in both public and private sector – and regrettably at times even the nonprofit sector – then American democracy as we know it is entering its twilight years."
    - Rex Tillerson at the Virginia Military Institute graduation.
     
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    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    trump included his payment to cohen on his financial disclosure today. It basically admits he lied on his disclosure last year. He also lied to America. Not like his base gives a s*** anyway.

     
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    HILLERY WAS THE 0NE WH0 f***ED ST0RMY DANIELS PLEASE GIVE MANY RUBLES I MEAN D0LLARS TO GL0RI0US NяA!
     
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    yankeessuck, why have you been absent from this thread? Needed a break?
     
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    Getting desensitized to all the dumb Trump news
     
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