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Another Bear said:

Something must be in the NY water because that's more than a coincidence or there's a secret part of NY Bar about kink and perversion.


The NY water makes the best pizza, bagels and sexual degenerates.
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Then it must be the secret part of the NY bar...because 2 is a coincidence, 3 is a pattern...4 is legacy or a secret club. Out here we only get Gavin poking his campaign manager's wife.
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NYCGOBEARS said:

Another Bear said:

Something must be in the NY water because that's more than a coincidence or there's a secret part of NY Bar about kink and perversion.


The NY water makes the best pizza, bagels and sexual degenerates.


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Yup...more chaos but no playboy, porn or pee parties. This is Trump's pick? Regardless, I'd like to read the six paragraphs.

9/11 mastermind wants to share information about Trump CIA pick
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Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the former Al Qaeda terrorist and mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is requesting permission to share information with senators considering Gina Haspel as President Trump's nominee to take over the CIA.

The New York Times reported that Mohammed's lawyer, Marine Lt. Col. Derek A. Poteet, submitted the request to a judge on Monday seeking to provide the Senate Intelligence Committee with six paragraphs of information related to Mohammed's direct knowledge of or interaction with Haspel.

Haspel is a controversial nominee due to her previous work at a CIA black site that used enhanced interrogation techniques.

Included in the court filing, which is not public, are six paragraphs of information Mohammed intends for the Senate committee, Poteet told the Times.

"I am not able to describe the information," Poteet told the Times, adding that it came from the Mohammed himself, not from the CIA's description of Mohammed's interrogation in CIA custody.

A Senate Intelligence Committee report concluded that Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times during his time in U.S. custody as CIA agents attempted to discern information from the terrorist commander about possible future attacks.

During this time, Mohammed confessed to several potential attacks that he later retracted, according to the Times report, later stating that he lied under duress.

A CIA spokesman would not confirm to the Times whether Haspel, who was involved in the CIA's controversial enhanced interrogations program, was involved in Mohammed's interrogations.

Mohammed was captured by American forces in 2003. He now faces death-penalty charges before the military commissions system at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay
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Only waterboarded 183 times!?! Gina no longer has to worry about Dems, Trump will pull the nomination because KSM wasn't force fed pork, peed on by Russian hookers. beheaded, and set on fire in a cage.
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"Take away their credentials?" says Trump of reporters who don't fall in line like Fox News. SMDH.
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The release of the 3 prisoners by NK is a great accomplishment. Probably the best thing Trump's administration has done since he took office.
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#DemocraticResistance draws the line at 190 waterboardings. Let the torturer be confirmed.
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Unit2Sucks said:

The release of the 3 prisoners by NK is a great accomplishment. Probably the best thing Trump's administration has done since he took office.
This is indeed very welcome news and I'll give Trump some credit -- but not as much credit as Trump thinks he deserves.
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Unit2Sucks said:

The release of the 3 prisoners by NK is a great accomplishment. Probably the best thing Trump's administration has done since he took office.
Got to give credit when a good thing happens. Hopefully this means the talks will go well.
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Unit2Sucks said:

The release of the 3 prisoners by NK is a great accomplishment. Probably the best thing Trump's administration has done since he took office.



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Gee, this is a big surprise. Winners in US pullout of Iran nuke deal:

"China is well-positioned to evade U.S. sanctions as it can do business with Iran without getting near the U.S. financial system, Slavin says. Total could lose its stake in the South Pars field to its Chinese partner, the China National Petroleum Company.
Russia is also poised to skirt Washington's sanctions."
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Donald Trump does 1 thing at least 20 times a day
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It's been 362 days since Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign.

Since that day, President Trump has complained/kvetched/vented about the Mueller probe approximately 7,240 times.

That may be somewhat exaggerated but only somewhat so, according to a new piece in The Washington Post detailing a year in the Mueller probe. Here's the key excerpt:

The President vents to associates about the FBI raids on his personal attorney Michael Cohen as often as "20 times a day," in the estimation of one confidant and they frequently listen in silence, knowing little they say will soothe him. Trump gripes that he needs better "TV lawyers" to defend him on cable news and is impatient to halt the "witch hunt" that he says undermines his legitimacy as President.
First, "TV lawyers"!

But, more importantly -- 20 times a day!

The dotard doth protest too much methinks...

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Didn't realize Jared's grandparents were Holocaust survivors. Must have been fun going to Temple immediately after Trump commented on the many fine Nazis in Cville.
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"Gaza has had its bloodiest day in years after Israeli forces shot and killed 52 Palestinians and wounded at least 1,200 as tens of thousands protested along the frontier against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem." The Guardian

Why was it necessary to stir the Intifada again?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/14/trump-jerusalem-killing-palestinians-netanyahu?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
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bearister said:

"Gaza has had its bloodiest day in years after Israeli forces shot and killed 52 Palestinians and wounded at least 1,200 as tens of thousands protested along the frontier against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem." The Guardian

Why was it necessary to stir the Intifada again?
Nobel! Nobel! Nobel!
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tRump supporter Pat Buchanan not buying into tRump's Middle East moves:


http://buchanan.org/blog/are-bibi-and-bolton-in-the-wheel-house-now-129294
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Another Bear said:

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You guys are obsessed with Trump. Did you used to date him? Because you pretend like you hate him, but I think you love him. I think what no one in this room wants to admit is that Trump has helped all of you. He couldn't sell steaks or vodka or water or college or ties or Eric, but he has helped you.

He's helped you sell your papers and your books and your TV. You helped create this monster, and now you're profiting off of him. And if you're gonna profit off of Trump, you should at least give him some money because he doesn't have any.


This is Michelle Wolf's core criticism of the establishment (journalists), and what they're objecting to. In reality they've been called out as complicit with Trump. If you read or listened to David Cay Johnston, he said the mainstream media failed miserably in vetting Trump. They totally snoozed on all the details coming out now, yet we knew everything about Obama way before he was elected.

Michelle Wolf nailed it. The media is complicit with Trump coverage:

It's A Good Time To Be A Reporter Covering Trump If You Like Money And Going On TV - And reporters in DC do.
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A whirlwind Washington era has vaulted White House reporters into a charmed, somewhat awkward, but characteristically Trumpian reality: fame and fortune.

Since the 2016 election, the nation's leading political reporters are flourishing. A media renaissance has juiced salaries for those who can break news about characters in the Trump orbit, thanks to their sourcing on the most intensely followed beat in the world. Blessed with a TV news presidency, CNN and MSNBC are entrenched in an arms race to land "contributors" exclusive to their airwaves. Book publishers and agents are searching for the next Fire and Fury. And print reporters used to a workmanlike life behind the scenes even on a high-profile beat have been cast as celebrities of #TheResistance or visible villains trafficking in Fake News.

Reporters' windfall has stemmed, in part, from a shift in strategy by CNN President Jeff Zucker and NBC News chair Andy Lack, two old-school executives leading the major networks that supplement reporters' income. (The contributor well for Fox News tends to differ from its rivals.) Dinged by critics for featuring roundtables of talking heads, Zucker and Lack have been on a buying spree to sign reporters who break news to paid contributor contracts. That way, when the Washington Post or New York Times breaks a big RussiaTrump story and they often do their network will have exclusive access to the bylined reporter. In the hyper-competitive world of political television, the coin of the realm has become five magic words: "The author joins us now."
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One or two of Huckabee's crew will be blown up NK style for leaking that a flunky trashed McCain during a staff meeting.

Trump allegedly berated his DHS Secretary for thirty minutes during a Cabinet meeting. At least one of the Cabinet leaked that. Sad that the woman who trashed McCain hasn't publicly apologized or been fired, the DHS Secretary didn't quit, and Trump won't fire the Cabinet leaker(s).

Trump's Deep State conspiracy is imploding. All of these feckless aholes freely chose to work in this administration. They have minimal respect for their colleagues, including Huckabee and Trump.
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Tillerson at VMI Commencement:

"If our leaders seek to conceal the truth or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom."
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Tillerson at VMI Commencement:

"If our leaders seek to conceal the truth or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom. Oh, and by the way, tRump really is a f@cking moron."
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https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/opinion/trump-obama-legacy-trashing.html
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Rex is probably the worst secretary of state in history and was complicit in Trump's sham of an administration up until the day he was fired while sitting on the toilet. It's pretty convenient that he has found his conscience after being unceremoniously discarded. Of course Tillerson "won" when he took the SOS job because it allowed him to defer taxes on nearly $200M in compensation from Exxon potentially forever. Tillerson should stop virtue signalling and keep his mouth shut, unless of course he chooses to come clean about and take personal responsibility for all of the things he did that were bad for America. But of course republicans like Rex only talk about personal responsibility, they don't apply it to themselves.
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Tillerson should be sent to Gitmo not VMI for crimes against humanity not the least of which is not only climate denial but climate falsification.

The most annoying thing about Trump is that scum like Bush, Comey, Tillerson, assorted Generals, the heads of the CIA and NSA, Jeff Flake, John McCain, and thousands others are now born again moralists.
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Jesus Christ...who in the Trump Admin (past, present, fired, whatever) isn't dirty? You know Trump is dirty, he just admitted through mandatory disclosure that he paid Cohen back for the hush fund/legal work for Stormy Daniels.

Yeah it's bad. Just read a report that former Trump staffers can't get jobs or interviews because being in the Trump WH is toxic. Use to be that slug of resume text would open most or many doors. They also can't get dates in DC.
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Senate votes to reverse FCC order and restore net neutrality

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Senate Intelligence Committee disputes House report and supports prior findings by NSA, CIA, and FBI that Russia meddled in the 2016 election in support of Trump.

Trump's going to explode. Only question is if he goes harder on 'Pubs (Burr, Little Marco) or Dems (Manchin, DiFi,/Kamala) on the committee. He'll definitely praise Nunes and the House. Ryan's a weasel, but he's correct that if the GOP loses the House, they won't be able to protect Trump in committees. Still doubtful there are 15+ GOP votes needed to convict Trump in the Senate, but Intelligence Committee showed some spine.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/nyregion/kushner-deal-qatar-666-5th.html
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The next generation of Romanovs have not been born yet. They would be well advise to decline any invitation to go into a basement.




https://apple.news/ALwDfpQkpQYCDV4FDuTkMrA
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bearister said:

The next generation of Romanovs have not been born yet. They would be well advise to decline any invitation to go into a basement.




https://apple.news/ALwDfpQkpQYCDV4FDuTkMrA

Maybe you know this, maybe you don't...







His 2nd wife, a Cal alum died of pneumonia at age 32....


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Did not know that O, pretty cool Cal tie in.
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I was channel surfing last night and ran into a PBS doc, Nazi Mega Weapons or some such title. It was about the Nazi Blitizkrieg war strategy.

Anyway, after see the doc I realized there's some parallels with the Blitzkrieg strategy, general Nazi strategy and the Trump administration, with "advisors" like Bannon, Gorka and Miller (all Nazis). The Nazi general strategy was super high-risk/high reward with very few if any backup plans. It was basically a series of high-risk moves that had to work very right in a time frame, or failure was going to happen..and of course it did.

So what am I getting at? I think the Trump admin is using the same high-risk, all or nothing strategy and eventually it will blow up in their faces. It's a matter of time. Of course in the meantime we live in a swamp.

Otherwise, it was striking the Nazi love of war, seemingly for war sake (power too). Bannon and the other Nazis actively seek war...because that's their thing, that's how they got off. Which explains Iran.

So look up, Nazi strategy is designed as high-risk, all or nothing. Trump is going to go into his bunker too.
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