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    I agree she probably doesn't have proof she can trade. I am also sure Trump never checked. Among the many many women who have accused Trump of assault are women who were underage at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    There was a report of a final flight in to the US from Africa....Final flights from South Africa arrive in Newark ahead of omicron travel ban

    Shoot, looks like NJ might be ground zero for Omicron in the US if anyone on board that flight had it.

    The article may be misunderstood.

    It isn't that the last flights are all coming to Newark.

    It's a local paper covering flights to the tristate area. There are also flights to other parts of the United States.

    It's also worth noting that the variant has been seen in many places over the world, including Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. It's possible it originated elsewhere (one of the first people diagnosed with it had come from Belgium) and that we're only finding out about it in South Africa because of their infrastructure when it comes to tracking infectious diseases.

    So the disease could already be in the US and come in from other flights.
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    I’ve been listening to a podcast about Epstein, and the shit he and Maxwell had done was scummy and heinous on steroids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    I’ve been listening to a podcast about Epstein, and the shit he and Maxwell had done was scummy and heinous on steroids.
    The good thing she is spending the rest of her life in jail. Epstein took the cowards way out. Which to be honest was the easiest for him. No way he would have survived long in Gen Pop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    I’ve been listening to a podcast about Epstein, and the shit he and Maxwell had done was scummy and heinous on steroids.
    One thing that worries me is the amount of time she’s been held in atrocious conditions without a trial.

    We nearly all I think pay lip service to notion of “innocent until proven guilty”. A mate was once held for 6 months at one of “her majesty’s hotels” and then released without even facing trial…there was naff all evidence against him…so long detentions in poor conditions always worry me, regardless of who it is.

    Oh..in this (Maxwell case) I can readily see she may well be a substantial flight risk, and needs to be held securely. But those secure conditions ought to be safe and sanitary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackDaw View Post
    One thing that worries me is the amount of time she’s been held in atrocious conditions without a trial.

    We nearly all I think pay lip service to notion of “innocent until proven guilty”. A mate was once held for 6 months at one of “her majesty’s hotels” and then released without even facing trial…there was naff all evidence against him…so long detentions in poor conditions always worry me, regardless of who it is.

    Oh..in this (Maxwell case) I can readily see she may well be a substantial flight risk, and needs to be held securely. But those secure conditions ought to be safe and sanitary.
    Sadly a lot of prisons and Jails have bad conditions. But I dont see that changing any time soon. If you are a law maker or a sheriff you are going to get so much flack and piush back if you say you are using tax payer money to improve the conditions of a jail or prison.

    I hear all the time people who are angry about weight rooms or sports equipment being paid for, or the library being funded. And honest to god the outcry was so much in my state about us receiving a free glass of kool aide at lunch and dinner they got rid of that and we just had water with our meals. or milk with breakfast and rarely OJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    Im just wondering if they were underage. I mean if Maxwell had knowledge of Trump doing illegal things like that why is she holding onto it now? What would she have to gain at this point. She is going to spend the rest of her life in prison. Wouldnt you think if she had the goods on an ex president she would give them up to save herself? Younger side could mean anything. he is an older man. Younger side could mean 18, 19, etc.. Im just not throwing him under the bus because of a book to sell money and a photo. I remember how mad everyone got at Fox News when they went this route with Clinton because he knew the guy and was on his island. Show me proof and I will be on board.
    She may be hoping Trump runs and gets re-elected, and could then pardon her.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    The article may be misunderstood.

    It isn't that the last flights are all coming to Newark.

    It's a local paper covering flights to the tristate area. There are also flights to other parts of the United States.

    It's also worth noting that the variant has been seen in many places over the world, including Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. It's possible it originated elsewhere (one of the first people diagnosed with it had come from Belgium) and that we're only finding out about it in South Africa because of their infrastructure when it comes to tracking infectious diseases.

    So the disease could already be in the US and come in from other flights.
    I saw something the other day- can't remember where- which pointed out that Omicron probably first showed up somewhere else, but that there are a lot of labs in South Africa that are studying COVID to look for a cure or help with vaccines. And that the media is incorrectly saying that the variants are coming from South Africa, when actually it's just being studied there.

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    On this date in 2014, "Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day" ran a profile of of Adam Kwasman, who had just recently lost his 2014 bid to be elected to U.S. Cngress to represent Arizona’s 1st District. That may have not have had as much to do with Kwasman’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act, which he calls a “monstrosity”, or his distaste for healthcare spanning as far as wanting to get rid of Medicaid, as well. No, what actually seemed to badly damage Kwasman’s candidacy was when he heard there was a bus of migrant children from Central America moving through his district, and joined a crowd of xenophobic anti-immigration protesters to scream epithets at the bus, then bragged about seeing the terrified looks on the children’s faces, as if that’s heroic. This attempt to paint himself as the toughest man in the GOP Primary field against illegal immigration backfired, though, when the local news had to tell him that the bus he screamed at with his rabid pals was actually filled with children who were U.S. citizens headed to YMCA camp. This spectacularly embarrassing gaffe sent Adam Kwasman into a political tail spin that he never pulled out of, and it looks like he won’t be taking a second shot at running for Congress in the 2016 elections.

    On this date in 2015, we published our original "Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day" profile of Richard Mack, a former Arizona Navajo County Sheriff who has twice tried to be elected to Congress, once in Arizona in 2006, and once in Texas in 2012. Sheriff Mack, as it seems, has been riding the fame and credibility he received from groups like the National Rifle Association for being one of the plaintiffs in the 1997 Supreme Court battle against the Brady Bill back in the 1990s to become one of the leading voices of armed right-wing militias, the John Birch Society, and white nationalist groups throughout the country. Mack is also a Birther who has appeared on Alex Jones’ Alt-Right show, InfoWars, where he has claimed that the Oklahoma City bombing was a “false flag” attack carried out by the government. During the standoff between militia groups and the Bureau of Land Management on the ranch owned by noteworthy tax scofflaw and budding domestic terrorist Cliven Bundy, Mack compared him to Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks and was one of the more noteworthy people at the scene, encouraging the Oathkeepers to hide behind women being used as human shields so that the Bureau of Land Management would have to shoot them first if they opened fire. Mack has not simply gone away, mounting a 2016 run for sheriff of Navajo County, where he hoped to establish a “constitutional haven” while speaking at length to several right-wing media outlets throughout the spring of 2015 to warn them of the threat of Jade Helm 15, threatening to arrest former IRS employee Lois Lerner if she came to his county( even though she’s not been indicted or charged with a crime), has suggested Arizona and other states “nullify” federal income tax, called for law enforcement and county commissioners to refuse to recognize the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage (ironic for a “Constitutional Sheriff” to ignore the body that decides what’s constitutional, isn’t it?), and appeared at an event with Stuart Rhodes, the head of the Oath Keepers, where Rhodes called for the public hanging of Arizona Sen. John McCain. Luckily, Richard Mack dropped out of the race in 2016, and had a lunatic proxy take his place on the ballot instead. In 2018, he actually tried running for Congress again, this time in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, and finished in a distant eighth in the GOP Primary for that seat while getting only 1.4% of the vote. That may have been because Mack decided to comment on the survivors of the Parkland shooting by noting that in his mind, the kids sounded like “Hitler” to him. (Ah yes. Lord knows we could hear the thick German accent on Emma Gonzalez. Get bent, Mack, and keep losing.)

    On this date in 2016, “Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day” published a profile about Dawn Wilson, a private investigator and candidate for Arizona Navajo County Sheriff as Richard Mack’s proxy on the ballot in the 2016 elections. Dawn Wilson wanted everyone to know during the primary elections for the sheriff’s seat in Navajo County that if she won, Richard Mack was going to serve with her as her Undersheriff. And Dawn Wilson, it seems, was not ignorant of Sheriff Mack’s background, at all, and actually wanted to enact his plan for a “constitutional county”, and to have Navajo County, Arizona, set up barriers and act outside the jurisdiction of the federal government. In a radio interview, she offered to “train our officers on the Constitution, train our citizens to know their rights, and then I want to build a barrier between the citizens of Navajo County and the federal government to keep them out. They don’t need to be coming into our county and harassing us, they don’t need to be calling for gun control. The sheriff needs to stand up and put their foot down and say, ‘No, it’s not going to happen here.’” And, mercifully, the residents of Navajo County avoided this armed rebellion against the federal government when Dawn Wilson lost in the primary, but here’s the scary part… she still got 38% of the vote in the Republican Primary, running on that platform.
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    On this date in both 2017, 2018, 2019, as well as 2020, “Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day” profiled Arizona State Senator Sonny Borrelli, who as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives from 2013-2017, established quite clearly that he does not get along with any Republicans unless they are as rabidly conservative as he is. Remember when CSGOPOTD would talk about former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, the lady who claimed that illegal immigrants were leaving the bodies of decapitated murder victims in Arizona’s deserts? She seemed like she was an insane conservative, right? Well, Borrelli was in the state legislature when Jan Brewer made a rare good call as a governor, and decided Arizona shouldn’t block the Medicaid expansion because why turn down all the federal money that the state could use? His response was to join the lawsuit of three dozen Republican officials against Gov. Brewer to try and prevent Arizona from expanding Medicaid (and full disclosure, the Arizona Supreme Court just tossed out that lawsuit earlier in the week) It wasn’t just Jan Brewer that Sonny Borrelli would go on quixotic endeavors to battle, he also voted for a bill to try and prevent Arizona from enforcing the Affordable Care Act (you can’t nullify federal legislation, Sonny), as well as the fact that he co-sponsored a deranged bill to make gold and silver legal tender in Arizona.

    But alas, this sort of arch-conservative mentality is not an outlier for Arizona Republicans. So what brought Sonny Borrelli to our attention? Well, there’s the fact that he was arrested on domestic violence charges back in 2001 for repeatedly punching his wife at the time. Still, in spite of just being lucky to have won one election, Borrelli decided to make a move at winning a seat on the Arizona State Senate in 2016, challenging Ron Gould in Arizona’s District 5. Well, not so much the challenge, but that Borrelli was caught on tape calling anyone who would bacjk Gould a “c***sucking idiot”:
    Now, while it’s not shocking to imagine this is how politicians might feel about their opponents in an election, they probably don’t want it going public.

    And yet… in spite of being a lunatic wife-beater who curses like a sailor, Borrelli defeated Gould in that GOP Primary with 53% of the vote. Democrats did not enter a candidate in the general election, and thus, Sonny Borrelli became a state senator.

    Thus, he’s been able to use his new place in the state government to sponsor legislation to redefine “rioting” as a form of racketeering (?) vote for legislation to try and eliminate all background checks on firearm purchases (again, you can’t nullify federal law, Sonny) and vote for a bill to try and force physicians performing an abortion to try and revive the fetus if it is viable after the abortion (which, fetuses aren’t viable at 24 weeks, so this one is just a head-scratcher).

    Sonny Borrelli even won re-election in 2018, getting to run unopposed in the GOP Primary for his seat, and winning his highly conservative district with 75% of the vote, and the Arizona GOP has decided that a former domestic abuser and hot-tempered lunatic is exactly who they want to serve as the Majority Whip in the Arizona State Senate. And that should tell you everything you need to know about the modern Republican Party.

    As Borelli’s career as a State Senator has begun, he has defied any kind of logic in priorities… in the current term, he voted for a bill to declare pornography a “public health crisis”… while simultaneously voting against HIV prevention education. How… how can viewing porn be a threat, but a literal terminal, sexually transmitted disease not be? Well, that’s not the only interesting priorities Sonny Borelli has… he made sure to increase the amount of stipends he could collect for himself.

    In summary… the man is a joke. Sadly, he’ll be a recurring joke for another four years, because he was allowed to run for re-election in 2020 unopposed. That gave him the confidence to go ahead and try to subvert democracy in his state and do everything he could to abuse his power and try and harass state officials, including claiming the (also) Republican Attorney General of the state would make “shredded ballots evaporate as if there was a massive coverup during the Arizona GOP’s sham “audit” of the 2020 election that found no voter fraud, compromised voter information to private sources, and generally embarrassed the entire state. He continually harassed the Arizona A.G., and even after all of Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” was disproven, Sonny Borrelli was still saying they proved it, and that Joe Biden’s win should be “nullified, which there is no legal process of after someone’s been sworn in as president.

    We’d like to think wasting taxpayer money and compromising their personal information would be something that Borrelli would be held into account for, but given how red his district is, we doubt it… he’s likely to remain in power until term limits catch up to him in 2026.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnakinFlair View Post
    She may be hoping Trump runs and gets re-elected, and could then pardon her.




    I saw something the other day- can't remember where- which pointed out that Omicron probably first showed up somewhere else, but that there are a lot of labs in South Africa that are studying COVID to look for a cure or help with vaccines. And that the media is incorrectly saying that the variants are coming from South Africa, when actually it's just being studied there.
    I was going to say it's absurd to imagine Trump pardoning Maxwell, but he did pardon Arpaio, D'Souza, Kerik, Roger Stone and Mike Flynn, so it's plausible.

    It's entirely possible Omicron started elsewhere. South Africa has an infrastructure for tracking and tracing illnesses from the AIDS crisis. A potential problem is that nations may be penalized for doing the right thing. We have to balance protecting our residents with making sure that other countries are comfortable revealing important information about new varants.

    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERECWFAN1 View Post
    We have to be honest here , Biden will be 82. He's gonna be an in unheard of age as President then. Given the toil physically the job takes (look at how it aged Clinton , GW Bush and Obama in 8 years) this is not an easy job. Even with best healthcare on the planet there. He will have to check and see if he can handle another possible 4 years physically. With the very likelyhood he may end up under huge stress in his 80's and that isn't good.

    I'd want Biden to stay and try to fix the country as long as possible. But we have to be serious its not an easy , he should do it. This isn't a typical job we can say this about.
    Biden is already at an unheard of age for presidents.

    It is interesting how there's been a shift from "of course he won't run for another term; he's too old" to "The incumbent President is the clear frontrunner for his party's nomination."

    Part of it is the narrowness of his win, and the relatively high disapproval rating of alternative frontrunner Kamala Harris. Democrats may be in a position of choosing someone who isn't up for the job because he has a slightly better chance of winning.
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    Wow is all I can say and this is why we are in the miss we are in with covid.

    Fox News Has Lara Logan and Will Cain on Fox News Primetime. Logan has said that The information on Covid and what we are being told is largely false, people are comparing Facci to Dr. Josef Mengele the nazi doctor, Covid isnt really a big deal because it is easy to treat and cheap to treat etc...

    Meanwhile Cain has called out Facci for engaging in fear porn and how big Pharma and such have a good thing good and they want to keep it rolling.

    This is the shit that pisses me off with how many people buy into all of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    Wow is all I can say and this is why we are in the miss we are in with covid.

    Fox News Has Lara Logan and Will Cain on Fox News Primetime. Logan has said that The information on Covid and what we are being told is largely false, people are comparing Facci to Dr. Josef Mengele the nazi doctor, Covid isnt really a big deal because it is easy to treat and cheap to treat etc...

    Meanwhile Cain has called out Facci for engaging in fear porn and how big Pharma and such have a good thing good and they want to keep it rolling.

    This is the shit that pisses me off with how many people buy into all of this.
    On top of that GOP Senators building campaigns on who can paint Fauci as a villain and liar who should be prosecuted.

    Continuing to undermine science

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    In an example of how the media is out of touch, Chris Christie goes on “This Week” “The View,” “Fox & Friends,” along with Fox News, Fox Business, the Daily Show, HBO twice, and CNBC to promote his new book, and it sells 2,000 copies in the first week.

    https://twitter.com/EricBoehlert/sta...12636447432711

    For context, Moon Knight #2 sold several times that on its second month (in the same month, the new issue Moon Knight #3 sold 30+ times that with a print run of more than 69,000.)

    https://www.comichron.com/monthlycom...1/2021-09.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidfresh512 View Post
    On top of that GOP Senators building campaigns on who can paint Fauci as a villain and liar who should be prosecuted.

    Continuing to undermine science
    It is the scientists and the bureaucracies they serve that undermine science - They can't seem to get out of their own way and are still trying to manage expectations rather than the virus. Pick an Agency and there have been screw ups
    https://www.wired.com/story/the-fdas...a-bloody-mess/
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/co...ear/ar-AAOMGqR
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/me...ing/ar-AAMGfxo
    https://news.yahoo.com/francis-colli...052708078.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnakinFlair View Post
    She may be hoping Trump runs and gets re-elected, and could then pardon her.
    He could pardon her only on Federal charges. There are plenty of State charges for which she could be convicted and sentenced.

    Quote Originally Posted by AnakinFlair View Post
    I saw something the other day- can't remember where- which pointed out that Omicron probably first showed up somewhere else, but that there are a lot of labs in South Africa that are studying COVID to look for a cure or help with vaccines. And that the media is incorrectly saying that the variants are coming from South Africa, when actually it's just being studied there.
    I'm pretty sure it was first detected in South Africa, so that's where it first "showed up". Almost all cases outside of southern Africa have been traced to people who traveled from those countries. (Soon, of course, it will be just out "in the wild" and will be infecting people who don't even know anybody who's been to South Africa.)

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