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  1. Bubi - We used to use the phrase "Only in America" to describe situations such as, when a person took a sip of too hot coffee and burnt their tongue and then successfully sued MacDonalds, for millions of dollars... But that phrase is not nearly good enough to do the heavy lifting, on describing the state of America today. There is too much money to be made from dolts, see Cav's parroted utterances, to allow us to think that this will go away soon.
  2. Only in a court of law, and apart from the whistle blower, all the others witnesses, have come forward, that's why Donald is fucked.
  3. this could change, but my money is on the clown.
  4. Less of a prediction - more of the this is the appropriate thread for the post, having content related and so on... https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-study-mass-gains-of-antarctic-ice-sheet-greater-than-losses Not a post about climate change being real or not. This link is posted to demonstrate what I've always held to be true in the climate argument. The science is not in. Now there is some science that is surprising. It doesn't go one way or the other to solve the, pro or anti argument, but in a short period of time, it shows that change, does indeed happen. It also shows that predicting the future is not something that science is particularly good at. Science is good at demonstrating , fact. So the gist of the article at the above link is that - there is more snow arriving at Antartica, than ice leaving, and, wait for it, if that changes, there could be less in the future...
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    look back

    enter a city and step back in time over 750 million years, vey cool... http://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#0
  6. Eventually bullies find themselves deserted
  7. And to counter another bunch of bleating by Trumpanzees, "they won't allow us to present witnesses" - every witness that could exonerate Trump, has been gagged by the Whitehouse "innocent until proven guilty" - in a court of law "right to confront the accuser" - again, in a court of law "won't allow Trump to present his case" - he's been invited, won't come, no, too frightened
  8. Now then as Marie L. Yovanovitch testifies in Congress, Trump tweets to intimidate her - witness tampering anyone? WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday denigrated Marie L. Yovanovitch, the former United States ambassador to Ukraine, even as she testified in the impeachment inquiry about how she felt threatened by Mr. Trump, leading Democrats to accuse him of trying to intimidate a witness in real time. “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go?” Mr. Trump wrote, assailing her on Twitter to his 66 million followers and adding that “It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.” The president’s insults came as Ms. Yovanovitch told the House Intelligence Committee in powerful and personal terms of the devastation and fear she felt earlier this year, as she was targeted first by Mr. Trump’s allies and later by the president himself during a phone call with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. Democrats said Mr. Trump’s onslaught amounted to an attempt to threaten Ms. Yovanovitch, who is still a State Department employee, and other potential witnesses against cooperating with the inquiry, a tactic that they said could itself be impeachable. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/15/us/politics/trump-witness-intimidation.html And Trump's mate - GOP strategist Roger Stone convicted on 7 counts of obstruction, witness tampering, and false statements Roger Stone was convicted on Friday in federal court in Washington, DC, of obstructing justice, making false statements to investigators, and tampering with witness testimony. The special counsel Robert Mueller’s office indicted Stone in January on one count of obstruction of justice, five counts of making false statements to the FBI and congressional investigators, and one count of witness tampering. The initial charging document contained a slew of details about Stone’s false statements to Congress about his interactions involving WikiLeaks. Mueller’s team scrutinised the many late-night phone calls between Trump and Stone that took place during the 2016 campaign. Read more at https://www.businessinsider.com/roger-stone-convicted-false-statements-witness-tampering-2019-11#kXfpTajtlcBTGtqx.99 So that Mueller report, has some substance, once people start reading it eh? Shit Fan Hit
  9. 1st you've got to distance yourself, from the Trumpanzee "everything is 4th, 5th, 6th distance hearsay". A lot of this stuff is 1st person evident of people who were there. ahem and secondly, for the bits that are hearsay, excerpts Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay Evidence Hearsay evidence is not admissible in court unless a statue or rule provides otherwise. Therefore, even if a statement is really hearsay, it may still be admissible if an exception applies. The Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) contains nearly thirty of these exceptions to providing hearsay evidence. Generally, state law follows the rules of evidence as provided in the Federal Rules of Evidence, but not in all cases. The states can and do vary as to the exceptions that they recognize. Most Common Hearsay Exceptions There are twenty-three exceptions in the federal rules that allow for out-of-court statements to be admitted as evidence even if the person made them is available to appear in court. However, only a handful of these are regularly used. The three most popularly used exceptions are: Present Sense Impression. A hearsay statement may be allowed if it describes or explains an event or condition and was made during the event or immediately after it. Excited Utterance. Closely related to the present sense impression is the hearsay exception for an excited utterance. The requirements for this exception to apply is that there must have been a startling event and the declarant made the statement while under the excitement or stress of the event. Then-Existing Mental, Emotional, or Physical Condition. A statement that is not offered for the truth of the statement, but rather to show the state of mind, emotion or physical condition can be an exception to the rule against hearsay evidence. For instance, testimony that there was a heated argument can be offered to show anger and not for what was said. Other Exceptions to Rule Against Hearsay Evidence lots more here - https://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/hearsay-evidence.html And lastly Flash, this stuff that congress is doing, it's not court, it's congress. They have power that is distinct, even I know that, and I'm not a 'merican Mark my words, years later, the Trump-Russia Treason aspect will be talked about. If it doesn't get an airing in the next months.
  10. The reason the Republican defence of Trump on these corruption and quid pro quo matters, is so weak, is they are busy keeping the big one quiet, treason. Giving aid and comfort to an enemy, Russia... Cav, the whistle blower that you think you outed, by your own graphic, doesn't work for the Whitehouse, the real one does. Could be Melanie.
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    Ahhh, though I'm not sure what a Bill O'Reilly is apart from googlie - I see
  12. sooo.... the whistleblower is fake, ergo he doesn't exist, why does Trump want to know where this non existent person is?
  13. Every thing Trump does, Putin smiles.
  14. Cav, you're sucking on an empty teat.
  15. If you look at everything that Trump has done ( not the USA, Trump on his own path), regarding foreign policy etc, almost all of it has positive outcomes for Russia. We'll probably never see a piss tape, but there has to be a reason, for Trump's fealty to Putin. If Trump really was on America's side, he'd do something negative, towards Russia. Has he? Will he? Nope.
  16. Flash - these are credible people, people with distinguished military careers and decades of unblemished civil service. So you'd rather believe Cav and the tin foil hat brigade, you are lost my friend
  17. And I hope that Hilary has a cerebral haemorrhage. And for Dimwits - No that doesn't mean Trump is any good.
  18. Using my inestimable hacking skills - ___ Alan Dershowitz Says Martha’s Vineyard Is ‘Shunning’ Him Over Trump Dershowitz’s Defense of Trump Is Costing Him Friends Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, has frequented conservative cable news networks to defend President Trump. He says friends on Martha’s Vineyard are “shunning” him for it. “So what evidence you see of collusion? Do you see anything?” “Well, first of all, I don’t see any evidence of collusion. But second, even if there was major collusion, that’s not a crime.” “I think the president is doing something very strategic, by the way. I think he has good cop, bad cop. He has the good cops, who are trying to make a deal with the special counsel to limit his exposure — to limit the kinds of questions. But then he’s also preparing bad cops. Joe diGenova, who can get on television, who can go to court, who can help litigate. I don’t think that’s such a bad strategy.” “I think Trump is being misunderstood when he talked about the one-state solution. He’s sending a message to the Palestinians: ‘You have to earn statehood. We’re not going to give it to you on a silver platter. You have to come and negotiate.’” “How dare liberals, people on the left, try to undo democracy by accusing a president of being mentally ill without any basis.” “The American public wants the truth. They’re sick and tired of a Republican truth, Democrat truth. We want the truth, and we’re not getting it today from the hyperpartisan investigators.” It was not the sort of complaint likely to draw public sympathy, and it did not. Alan Dershowitz, the lawyer and professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, argued in an op-ed last week for The Hill that Americans have grown increasingly intolerant of opposing political views, focusing on a call by Representative Maxine Waters to harass Trump administration officials wherever they go. But it was a personal note in the column that soon grabbed attention. “I never thought I would see McCarthyism come to Martha’s Vineyard, but I have,” he wrote, of the elite island enclave off Cape Cod where he is a fixture. Mr. Dershowitz, a self-professed “liberal Democrat,” said that friends on the Vineyard had snubbed him for publicly arguing against impeaching President Trump on television talk shows and in a forthcoming book. “For them, it is enough that what I have said about the Constitution might help Trump,” said the lawyer, known for his fierce advocacy for civil liberties and his defense of famous clients like O.J. Simpson and Claus von Bulow. “So they are shunning me and trying to ban me from their social life on Martha’s Vineyard.” Sign Up for the Morning Briefing This claim only seemed to draw a wave of mockery online that crested just as many of the nation’s media and political elites headed to the Cape for the Fourth of July. “It is outrageous that people are now shunning Alan Dershowitz in their social lives,” one Twitter user wrote. “Really, what the heck took so long?” Many rejected the comparison to McCarthyism, with its blacklists and smears that ruined careers. Countless people offered Mr. Dershowitz their thoughts and prayers. One enterprising troll even set up a crowdfunding campaign with a $5 million goal to “buy Alan some new friends.” But friends and acquaintances on the Vineyard confirmed that his outspoken defenses of President Trump had not been well received. His name and the name of the resort were both trending on social media. There were jokes about fine “Vineyard whine.” What kind of world do we live in when Alan Dershowitz gets side eyes at Martha's Vineyard and Sarah Sanders is politely asked to leave a Red Hen restaurant? The end of civility. The end of decency. The end of righteous outrage. Oh, look another baby ripped from his parents... Socrates was forced to eat hemlock. Ovid, Dante, & Emma Goldman were sent into exile. Margaret Sanger was jailed. Rosa Luxemburg, Gandhi and Martin Luther King were killed. Spinoza was excommunicated. Alan Dershowitz can't find anyone to dine with at Martha's Vineyard. In an attempt to clarify matters, Mr. Dershowitz gave an interview to The Martha’s Vineyard Times, published Tuesday, in which he said that his column had been misunderstood. “If we’re going to start having Republican parties and Democratic parties, that’s not what the Island has been about,” he told the paper. “It’s a tragedy that it’s come to the Island. This is supposed to be a place where you leave your politics at the door.” And he also responded to his critics on Twitter, saying he was “reveling, not whining” and “I’m proud of taking an unpopular, principled position that gets me shunned by partisan zealots. It’s not about me. I couldn’t care less about being shunned by such people.” And later, in a phone interview with The Times, Mr. Dershowitz said that he has not supported Mr. Trump’s political agenda, but has merely defended the president’s civil liberties, as he would for any person. “There’s a whole cabal of people who have decided that they will try to get people to stop interacting with me,” Mr. Dershowitz said. “The campaign has utterly failed.” Perhaps it is no coincidence that his book, “The Case Against Impeaching Trump,” will be released this month. He wrote in his op-ed that it “could just as easily have been the case against impeaching Hillary Clinton. Indeed, I wrote such a book about Bill Clinton.” He said he voted for Mrs. Clinton. Mr. Dershowitz is a longtime presence on the Vineyard, where he has been spotted in the past on Menemsha beach enjoying the sunset. The summer enclave, associated with the Kennedys and other famous Massachusetts families, has been for decades a favorite haunt of media executives, artists, writers, entertainers, politicians and Bostonians escaping the sweltering summer in their hometown. John Kerry and Valerie Jarrett spend weeks here during the summer. So has Barack Obama, who continued the presidential tradition of snarling traffic as people sought to catch a glimpse of him and his wife. Mr. Dershowitz owns a house in Chilmark, a town perhaps best known for Chilmark Chocolates, a candy shop where locals and visitors line up outside a swinging wood door to buy beetlebung bars, chocolate mixed with toffee and crushed almonds, a local favorite. Years ago, he gave New York magazine a glimpse into his life as a dinner party host on the Vineyard, with guests that included authors and other luminaries. “One time, we had Yo-Yo Ma and seated him next to this federal judge,” Mr. Dershowitz told the magazine. “Who would have thought it, but Yo-Yo and this judge have become really good friends.” He was forthright about who wouldn’t make the cut. “I rarely invite my academic colleagues,” Mr. Dershowitz said. “Most of them don’t make good dinner guests.” For at least one peer, the feeling is mutual. According to Mr. Dershowitz’s op-ed in The Hill, an unnamed “academic at a distinguished university” has refused to attend any dinner or party where he is present. That appears to be his main example of McCarthyism. Laura M. Holson contributed reporting from Martha’s Vineyard, and Julie Bosman from Chicago. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/03/us/alan-dershowitz-marthas-vineyard.html
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    Dunno, who is he?
  20. Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywide HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing after an escalation of violence... ooh er..... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests/hong-kong-readies-for-more-chaos-as-violence-spreads-citywide-idUSKBN1XN04N?il=0
  21. Impeachment hearings start Wed 10 am ET USA I got popcorn in specially. interactive here https://graphics.reuters.com/USA-TRUMP-WHISTLEBLOWER/0100B2EZ1MK/index.html
  22. Russians practising on NZ
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