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    It's the fifth time since 2015 that I've had to profile Donald Trump for CSGOPOTD.

    He is so corrupt, deranged, and incompetent that it tracks out to about 2 or 3 "moments" daily from him, or his regime to keep tabs on. When he sits down for extended interviews and starts lying at a pace of two a minute, that can exponentially make it more difficult to profile him. I busted my hump last year to try and keep up with his insanity and got through about the first year and a half of the Trump administration...

    And now I'm going to tell you all that it's still not slowing down, quite the opposite. I gave myself a month... A MONTH to write and I think I'm still shy of Administration Day 700... about eight or nine months behind current events.

    I'll try and play catch-up and summarize 100 day windows here and there, but all I have at this moment is Trump Timeline: Part 10- Administration Days 501-600.

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    Senate Judiciary Oversight Chair Ben Sasse in letter to AG Barr: “Every single person in the Justice Dept—from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer—knew this man was a suicide risk & that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die with him.”
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    BBC News' take on the Epstein case

    Jeffrey Epstein: Financier found dead in New York prison cell

    US financier Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

    His body was discovered at 06:30 local time (10:30 GMT) on Saturday at a facility in New York.

    Officials said his death was an apparent suicide. The FBI is investigating the incident.
    Last month, shortly after he was denied bail, Epstein was found semi-conscious in his cell with injuries to his neck. He was treated at a nearby hospital, reports said, before being returned to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.

    The facility is considered to be one of the most secure in the country.

    There are conflicting reports as to whether Epstein was placed on suicide watch following that incident, which prison officials have been investigating as a possible suicide attempt.

    But US media report that, despite the apparent warning signs, the financier was not on suicide watch at the time of his death.
    Politicians and other senior officials have reacted with shock, asking how Epstein's death was allowed to happen given his high-profile status and the apparent suicide attempt in July.

    Michael Bromwich, a former inspector general at the justice department, called for an "immediate and comprehensive... investigation to determine who is responsible".

    One union leader for federal prison workers, Joe Rojas, told NBC News that Epstein "should have been on suicide watch".

    "You don't have to be a psychologist. It's common sense," he told the network on Saturday.
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    Trump threatens to retaliate against countries like Japan, Canada, Uruguay that issued travel warnings

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump threatened undefined retaliation Friday against countries and organizations that issue travel warnings on the United States because of gun violence.

    "If they did that, we'd just reciprocate," Trump said during a wide-ranging impromptu gaggle with reporters at the White House, en route to fundraisers in New York.

    He added: "We are a very reciprocal nation with me as the head. When somebody does something negative to us in terms of a country, we do it to them."

    Amnesty International and a growing list of countries have begun issuing warnings about travel to the United States because of gun violence, including mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
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    Conspiracy theorists are that creepy, nosy neighbor that peaks through your windows and tries to come to conclusions about your family life. They donít have a clue about whatís actually going on, but they always have an opinion.

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    I mean lets be real, we as a people are all kinds of fucked.
    You don't have this much hatred and violence against Mexicans and spout rhetoric to make a Nazi blush while just expecting other countries to be fine with it. There was a whole World War over people who ideologically shit the bed like this.

    Just be glad it's not a blanket ban.
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    Sales of bulletproof backpacks surged 200% to 300% in the wake of last week's mass shootings, companies say

    Yes, we've gone there

    Don't ban assault weapons, just wrap your kids up pin bulletproof backpacks and clothes (that's probably next).

    CNN)With every mass shooting in the United States comes renewed fear of another.

    It's a fear particularly potent among parents of young children and especially now, days away from the start of the school year. It's not unwarranted -- CNN examined 10 years of shootings on K-12 campuses and found two sobering truths: School shootings are increasing, and no type of community is spared.

    Instead of letting their children choose a plastic backpack covered in Hello Kitty or Spider-Man, some parents are purchasing bags that double as shields in case kids get caught in gunfire.
    Companies like Guard Dog Security, Bullet Blocker and TuffyPacks designed bulletproof backpacks to quell those concerns.

    The retailers said backpack sales spike during the back-to-school season, and all three said they they saw a significant uptick in the aftermath of mass shootings.
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    “Best of Luck with the Wall” Puts the Borderlands Back in Context


    In six mesmerizing minutes, Josh Begley’s short film “Best of Luck with the Wall,” produced by Field of Vision, shows a succession of satellite photographs of the border between the United States and Mexico—all nineteen hundred and fifty-four miles. As you watch, an urgent, minimalist score plays, and the complexity of the changing landscape—watery, forested, industrial, arid, desolate, suburban, populous—unfurls. Begley began the project in the summer of 2016, after being struck by the beauty of the novel “Signs Preceding the End of the World,” a crossing narrative by the Mexican writer Yuri Herrera. “It got me thinking about what it’s like for folks who make that journey,” Begley said. The Presidential campaign and Trump’s border-wall talk were at full boil, and Begley had also been thinking about how the rhetoric “reduced this vast geography to a metaphor and took it out of its own context.” It would be useful, he thought, to see what the border actually looked like.
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    Jesus Christ! What did this administration expect? Governments around the world look at mass shootings going down here with alarming regularity and are scared to death that their citizens might get caught up in the near unrelenting bloodshed, so, yeah, it’s only right that warnings be issued. They’d be doing said citizens a disservice if they didn’t. Trump needs to STFU and accept the fact this country is frighteningly dangerous and only getting worse while on his watch.

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    Sales of bulletproof backpacks surged 200% to 300% in the wake of last week's mass shootings, companies say

    Yes, we've gone there

    Don't ban assault weapons, just wrap your kids up pin bulletproof backpacks and clothes (that's probably next).
    I look at this and see greedy ass vultures taking advantage of fear to make a quick buck. Meanwhile, what good would bulletproof backpacks make? You can’t wear the damn things in classrooms, and what’s to stop madmen from shooting kids in the head, in the chest, or in the legs so they’d bleed out from major arteries getting hit? Those backpacks would be absolutely useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    More so that a Libertarian would throw a flag on her for democratic socialism and bank regulation...

    Meanwhile, overlooking that Trump is running "smaller government concentration camps" on the border. Or that he wants "smaller government" to regulate what stories the press can say about him. Or...

    I mean, even putting the morality aside (which we absolutely shouldn't), somehow Elizabeth Warren should be the better candidate for a Libertarian, hands down, even with her banking background.
    For many people who fall on the Libertarian axis economic policy comes first, social a distant second. I'm the other way around, and I want my smaller government to still function. As a told one of the higher ups at the state convention a few years ago (I missed the last two since they happened when I was closing on my house and visiting my new grandniece) I'd rather pay 2 dollars in taxes for a department that functions than 1 dollar for one that doesn't. The first might lead me to think I pay too much, but the second means I got robbed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperiorIronman View Post
    I mean lets be real, we as a people are all kinds of fucked.
    You don't have this much hatred and violence against Mexicans and spout rhetoric to make a Nazi blush while just expecting other countries to be fine with it. There was a whole World War over people who ideologically shit the bed like this.

    Just be glad it's not a blanket ban.
    Frankly, I think the Trump administration just opened Americans' eyes to how the rest of the world has seen us all along. Granted, most of these countries are in no position to criticize our society given their own failings and would certainly do much worse were they handed the reins of global hegemony, but to think that America was ever some kind of universally respected big brother in a family of like minded nations is just delusional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celgress View Post
    I don't believe in pure communism because it provides no incentive for risk or reward for hard work and because it means state control on every level of society.
    "Pure communism" would actually be a stateless society. It's a magic and unicorns idea, but technically that is what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Overlord View Post
    Nothing personal, I just think Libertarians nowadays are going to get more push back now than did in the past.
    Personally, I was pushing back harder against libertarians maybe 5 or 6 years ago. In the current climate of gibbering pablum passing for most opinion pieces, I've never found myself more interested in reading Conor Friedersdorf. I know I'll at least get his own thoughts, and not some boilerplate nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetengine View Post
    Liberterianism - An ideology so "good" it only took root in comminist/socialist terrified america. That is selfishness in its entirety and somehow expects people to act on their best nstures.
    In was invented at the behest of a window salesman who didn't like FDR.



    I'm serous about that, by the way.

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