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    Kaspy lies about Trump inciting violence, but calls out Tech Tyrants on rank hypocris

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    I have some thoughts and questions about the Facebook Oversight Board's decision to continue Trump's ban here. My concern isn't Trump, whose incitements to violence were a clear violation of FB's terms of service. He is unrepentant and he and his followers would do the same or worse if they could.

    The issue is about the rest of the world, where official accounts of brutal dictators and perpetrators of torture and sponsors of terror, even genocide, are still welcome on FB and other platforms. Putin, Xi Jinping, Ali Khamenei and their authoritarian regimes all rely on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other US-created and US-based platforms. Social media in their countries is heavily monitored, censored, or even banned, and yet their dictatorships are welcome. You can be jailed for posting a tweet or a YouTube video with "wrong" content in these nations. Is this a strange type of "America First", that the standards only apply in the US?

    There shouldn't be any hair-splitting on such moral issues. It is not a matter of an individual post or statement, but of directly empowering repression and violence. Authoritarian regimes exploit technology developed in the free world to crush dissent, track opposition, and spread disinformation and propaganda. In turn, these tech giants will fight battles for free speech and rights in the US and Europe, but meekly follow whatever rules the dictatorships hand down. YouTube is currently removing links to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's "smart voting" project at the request of Putin's regime, all while Navalny rots in jail as a political prisoner.

    FB is a private entity and they and the rest have the right to suspend who they like or not. But the hypocrisy and double-standards are impossible to ignore when dictators, the greatest threats to security and liberty, are platformed. This isn't a defense of Trump--there have been no more consistent critics of him and his threat to democracy than I—but if social media companies wish to talk about standards, they have to apply them beyond their borders, wherever their services exist.

    Except that Trump didn't incite violence unlike the Democrats re BLM and Antifa protests that wrecked cities last year. Rather, Trump explicitly called for peaceful protests.:

    "I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence!

    Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order — respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!"

    I suppose next, GK will lie that Trump praised white supremacists.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

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    Trump closes his ‘beacon of freedom’ website a month after launching it

    Donald Trump has discontinued the blog-type website he launched in a fanfare less than a month ago as “a beacon of freedom” and “a place to speak freely and safely”.

    Jason Miller, a senior aide to the former US president, confirmed the closing of the “From the Desk of Donald J Trump” online communication tool in a statement to CNBC on Wednesday, just weeks after billing the venture as “a great resource” for his boss’s musings.

    Miller offered no explanation for the closure, and it remains unclear if it was a voluntary move or was imposed by a third party of some kind, like Trump’s removal from social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook for inciting the deadly 6 January Capitol insurrection. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    This guy will have to go down as the Biggest Idiot of the Century. He has highly dubious transactions but gets into politics where they will cut your "brass monkey's" out to bring you down.

    Even the great nutter, John Bolton, has some nationalistic morals and has deserted and ratted on Trumps sinking ship. As someone has wrote a book titled: Every thing that Trump touches dies!"

    We are so fortunate to live in this fascinating era and at old age to not have to live through what he has sown.
    As I predicted when one does dubious business transactions they should stay out of politics and the spotlight. The Grand Jury awaits on him.

    He just keeps on giving. And he will have to testify at a congressional inquiry into January insurrection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    They come and they go

    Trump closes his ‘beacon of freedom’ website a month after launching it

    Donald Trump has discontinued the blog-type website he launched in a fanfare less than a month ago as “a beacon of freedom” and “a place to speak freely and safely”.

    Jason Miller, a senior aide to the former US president, confirmed the closing of the “From the Desk of Donald J Trump” online communication tool in a statement to CNBC on Wednesday, just weeks after billing the venture as “a great resource” for his boss’s musings.

    Miller offered no explanation for the closure, and it remains unclear if it was a voluntary move or was imposed by a third party of some kind, like Trump’s removal from social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook for inciting the deadly 6 January Capitol insurrection. ...
    It may be because he can see the posse coming after January 6. Not wanting to make a bad situation worse.
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    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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    Trump's big ticket item to get rid of Medicare gets voted down by his two own nominees to the Supreme Court. vote 7-2 to keep Obamacare. It would be so easy he would tell his crazy mob to get them in a frenzy.
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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    Giuliani's law license suspended over false Trump election claims

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -Rudy Giuliani's New York law license was suspended on Thursday, after a state appeals court found he had lied in arguing that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from his client, former U.S. President Donald Trump.

    Giuliani, 77, a former U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and New York City mayor, was punished for making "demonstrably false and misleading" statements that widespread voter fraud undermined the election, which Democrat Joe Biden won.

    ... Giuliani's other legal problems include a $1.3 billion lawsuit where Dominion Voting Systems accused him of defamation for claiming its machines helped flip votes to Biden from Trump.

    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are separately examining Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine, including whether he violated lobbying laws while working as Trump's lawyer. ...
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Giuliani's law license suspended over false Trump election claims

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -Rudy Giuliani's New York law license was suspended on Thursday, after a state appeals court found he had lied in arguing that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from his client, former U.S. President Donald Trump.

    Giuliani, 77, a former U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and New York City mayor, was punished for making "demonstrably false and misleading" statements that widespread voter fraud undermined the election, which Democrat Joe Biden won.

    ... Giuliani's other legal problems include a $1.3 billion lawsuit where Dominion Voting Systems accused him of defamation for claiming its machines helped flip votes to Biden from Trump.

    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are separately examining Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine, including whether he violated lobbying laws while working as Trump's lawyer. ...
    As the saying goes "everything Trump touches dies".
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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    Trump one of history's worst presidents, survey says

    Even though President Donald Trump famously boasted he would be "more presidential than any president that's ever held office" with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, historians now say he's among America's worst presidents.

    Ever since 2000, when a new president has been elected, C-SPAN surveys presidential historians and asks them to rate every previous American commander in chief on 10 aspects of presidential leadership.

    This is the first year Trump was included in the rankings. Spoiler alert: The 142 historians surveyed didn’t exactly rank him among America’s greatest presidents. In fact, he’s toward the bottom of the list, at 41st overall. ,...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    Trump one of history's worst presidents, survey says

    Even though President Donald Trump famously boasted he would be "more presidential than any president that's ever held office" with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, historians now say he's among America's worst presidents.

    Ever since 2000, when a new president has been elected, C-SPAN surveys presidential historians and asks them to rate every previous American commander in chief on 10 aspects of presidential leadership.

    This is the first year Trump was included in the rankings. Spoiler alert: The 142 historians surveyed didn’t exactly rank him among America’s greatest presidents. In fact, he’s toward the bottom of the list, at 41st overall. ,...
    Surely his ineptitude and deceit over the virus causing 600,000 deaths ranks him last by a mile. Lincoln ordered that a cemetery for the Civil War dead be built near his property so he couldn't forget what he caused, Eisenhower cried at WW2 losses that he took responsibility for but Trump dances on Covid virus victims graves.
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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    Trump Organisation and CFO Allen Weisselberg hit with 15 charges
    The Trump Organisation and CFO Alan Weisselberg have been slapped with 15 felony counts including a scheme to defraud and grand larceny. ...
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    He is greater entertainment now that he cannot do much damage to the nation. No more tears in our beer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Trump Organisation and CFO Allen Weisselberg hit with 15 charges
    The Trump Organisation and CFO Alan Weisselberg have been slapped with 15 felony counts including a scheme to defraud and grand larceny. ...
    They are stretching Trump's neck out on the chopping block
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    There has been a count of over a thousand books on Trump so far with many more about to be released - some from his own side of Kelly Anne Conway and Jared Kushner. Trump makes life worth living for political junkies.
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    Will Liz Cheney become the nemesis of delusional Trump like Churchill did of delusional Hitler? Word has it that at the Jan 6 inquiry she wants to kick him in his brass monkeys as well as his lackey mates who are booting her out of GOP. What a tangled web they weave.
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    I Alone Can Fix It

    The definitive behind-the-scenes story of Trump's final year in office, by Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig, the Pulitzer-Prize winning reporters and authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Very Stable Genius

    The true story of what took place in Donald Trump’s White House during a disastrous 2020 has never before been told in full. What was really going on around the president, as the government failed to contain the coronavirus and over half a million Americans perished? Who was influencing Trump after he refused to concede an election he had clearly lost and spread lies about election fraud? To answer these questions, Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig reveal a dysfunctional and bumbling presidency’s inner workings in unprecedented, stunning detail.

    Focused on Trump and the key players around him—the doctors, generals, senior advisers, and Trump family members— Rucker and Leonnig provide a forensic account of the most devastating year in a presidency like no other. Their sources were in the room as time and time again Trump put his personal gain ahead of the good of the country. ...

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