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    Quote Originally Posted by ed2962 View Post
    I actually am not mad at them for asking Art to remove the reference. As much as I dislike Trump, it just seems like a partisan jab that's not going to age well.
    you mean in the future when Trump has achieved sainthood? i surely hope that society doesn't become so warped that they look back on the current administration as something normal or good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    The headline is misleading since he had the option to remove the reference and didn't want to do it.
    Well, maybe if he had just depicted a real estate developer named Ronald Grump, they would have let him get away with it. You know, the way Marvel has had a crime organization called the "Maggia" for years.

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    double post

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    In Economic Warning Signals, Trump Sees Signs of a Conspiracy

    President Trump, confronting perhaps the most ominous economic signs of his time in office, has unleashed what is by now a familiar response: lashing out at what he believes is a conspiracy of forces arrayed against him.

    He has insisted that his own handpicked Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H. Powell, is intentionally acting against him. He has said other countries, including allies, are working to hurt American economic interests. And he has accused the news media of trying to create a recession.

    “The Fake News Media is doing everything they can to crash the economy because they think that will be bad for me and my re-election,” Mr. Trump tweeted last week. “The problem they have is that the economy is way too strong and we will soon be winning big on Trade, and everyone knows that, including China!”

    Mr. Trump has repeated the claims in private discussions with aides and allies, insisting that his critics are trying to take away what he sees as his calling card for re-election. Mr. Trump has been agitated in discussions of the economy, and by the news media’s reporting of warnings of a possible recession. He has said forces that do not want him to win have been overstating the damage his trade war has caused, according to people who have spoken with him. And several aides agree with him that the news media is overplaying the economic fears, adding to his feeling of being justified, people close to the president said.
    No, no, it can't possibly be because Trump is the "King of Debt" and is totally incompetent at everything he does.
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    I'm currently researching for the annual Louie Gohmert profile update, and we missed this from two weeks ago...

    Gohmert went on KETK News in Texas to talk about the mass shooting in El Paso, and came out to defend the shooter, saying he shouldn't be charged with a hate crime because, no s***, "This will be something used to lock up preachers someday."

    ... I mean, we all know Louie Gohmert has neurosyphilis or something... but goddamn.
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    A general, Newt Gingrich and Michael Jackson's publicist push cut-rate moon plan

    Newt Gingrich and an eclectic band of NASA skeptics are trying sell President Donald Trump on a reality show-style plan to jump-start the return of humans to the moon — at a fraction of the space agency’s estimated price tag.

    The proposal, whose other proponents range from a three-star Air Force general to the former publicist for pop stars Michael Jackson and Prince, envisions creating a $2 billion sweepstakes pitting billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and other space pioneers to see who can establish and run the first lunar base, according to a summary of the plan shared with POLITICO.
    That’s far less taxpayer money than NASA’s anticipated lunar plan, which relies on traditional space contractors such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin and is projected to cost $50 billion or more.

    Backers of the novel approach have briefed administration officials serving on the White House National Space Council, several members of the group confirmed, though they declined to provide specifics of the internal conversations.

    Trump has yet to weigh in on the idea, at least publicly. But the proposal, designed to offer a big incentive for private players who are already planning their own moon missions, comes while the president has expressed skepticism that NASA can achieve his goal of returning American astronauts to the moon by 2024 without bold departures from the status quo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    Well, maybe if he had just depicted a real estate developer named Ronald Grump, they would have let him get away with it. You know, the way Marvel has had a crime organization called the "Maggia" for years.
    they are, apparently, morally flexible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    The headline is misleading since he had the option to remove the reference and didn't want to do it.
    Oh man... You've got to love these republican word games. They can rationalize any dumb shit. It's a required skill in the age of Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    The headline is misleading since he had the option to remove the reference and didn't want to do it.
    Quote Originally Posted by ed2962 View Post
    I actually am not mad at them for asking Art to remove the reference. As much as I dislike Trump, it just seems like a partisan jab that's not going to age well.
    Quote Originally Posted by BruceWayneJr. View Post
    Oh man... You've got to love these republican word games. They can rationalize any dumb shit. It's a required skill in the age of Trump.
    It's not like they created a Bigly-Brained version of him for the Spider Gwen comics . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerWarning View Post
    Good. The lies and false stories that have come out from the media on this case are overwhelming.

    1. It was never a chokehold. The officer was trying to use what was called a Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint aka a sleeper hold. You see these all the time in UFC / MMA fights. Properly applied there is no pressure on the airway as all pressure goes on the arteries on either side of the neck restricting blood flow to the brain and it makes the person go woozy or pass out. As I said its an extremely COMMON type of submission hold used in UFC / MMA while actual chokeholds are banned there. Here is a video demonstrating it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbf1kfVZPo0

    2. He didn't die of any kind of chokehold. He had a heart attack. Shortness of breath is common in that.

    3. Everyone goes "it was just selling cigarettes." Yes but it was something he had been warned about and charged with many times before. He was also doing it right in front of businesses depriving them of their lawful sales and the business had called in repeated complaints on him. If saying "nope" was a valid way to get out of being charged no one would ever be charged with anything.

    It was a tragic event for sure. There is a valid argument to be made that the Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint is difficult to apply on someone taller than you but he was never trying to choke him out.
    Well.

    NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill has fired the police officer accused of using a banned chokehold on Eric Garner in 2014, siding with the departmental trial judge who recommended termination earlier this month.

    O'Neill's decision, revealed early Monday afternoon, is final, closing the years-long book on embattled NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, whom a local grand jury and federal prosecuters all declined to criminally prosecute. Late last week, News 4 had reported that the number two official at the NYPD had accepted the judge's ruling that Pantaleo lose his job and handed the findings over to O'Neill.

    O'Neill said it was "clear that Daniel Pantaleo can no longer effectively serve as a New York City police officer."

    “In this case, the unintended consequence of Eric Garner’s death must have a consequence of its own," he said, adding that "there are absolutely no victors here today."

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    https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/n...tml?akmobile=o

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    Video: California High-School Students Sang Nazi Song and Gave Hitler Salute

    Athletes performed an homage to the Third Reich before an awards ceremony. Their school won’t say how they were disciplined.

    But hey, antifa something something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SquirrelMan View Post
    As a reminder

    Judge in Disciplinary Trial Recommends NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Case Be Fired


    An NYPD judge recommended firing the officer accused of using a banned chokehold in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner, bring some measure of closure to a nationally influential case that local and federal officials all declined to criminally prosecute.

    The judge found officer Daniel Pantaleo — who has been on modified administrative duty in the years since Garner's death on a Staten Island street corner — guilty of "reckless assault" when he used an impermissible chokehold on the 43-year-old father, according to two sources familiar with the decision, who said the report was extremely detailed.

    Pantaleo was found not guilty of "intentional strangulation," the sources said.
    Which means that, while it was considered reckless and against Department rules, the court could not prove that he did it with the intent to kill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
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    Judge in Disciplinary Trial Recommends NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Case Be Fired




    Which means that, while it was considered reckless and against Department rules, the court could not prove that he did it with the intent to kill.
    Quote Originally Posted by SquirrelMan View Post
    Well look at that, some genuine good news for a change, even if it is a crumb. Not just(ice) mind you due to a man DIED by his hand but hopefully he's way to radioactive to go and move his brood upstate and start another gig 'enforcing' the law as he sees fit.
    Beefing up the old home security, huh?
    You bet yer ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
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    Judge in Disciplinary Trial Recommends NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Case Be Fired




    Which means that, while it was considered reckless and against Department rules, the court could not prove that he did it with the intent to kill.
    ... and "Trigger Warnings" claim that the choke hold that could be seen on the video was not actually a choke hold was always only a desperate, weak and ridiculous lie by the defense team.

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