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  1. Missy

     /  March 1, 2017

    Some of Trump’s latest Executive Orders and Bills, amongst them some positive ones for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and for Women (Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act).

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-issues-executive-orders-on-hbcus-environmental-regulations/

    I wonder how much coverage the positive Exec Order & Bills will get from the media – or if everyone will just keep on with their negativity based on a dislike of his personality.

    Note: I am no fan of Trump, but do believe some of the coverage and reaction has been a little hysterical and over the top.

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  2. Nelly Smickers

     /  March 1, 2017

    12:20pm

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    • Corky

       /  March 1, 2017

      Hiding because he called Trumpy…dumb. Man, what an address.

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  3. lurcher1948

     /  March 1, 2017

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  4. There are a few issues simmering away in the US that may have a negative impact on the FBI and former President Obama
    In summary:
    “Did the President of the United States order an illegal crackdown using drone technology that led to the henchman style assassination of an American citizen who was referred to as “the Virus” by a US Congressman in a secretly taped conversation?
    As more evidence is revealed in the Nevada Bundy standoff trial and two trials involving most of the same ranchers who stood up against illegal activities by the BLM in Oregon, what is the answer?
    The answer appears to be yes on all accounts. And yet what will be done? Will Obama and his hand- picked FBI chief Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch ever be held accountable?”
    BLM = Bureau of Land Management, The whole story is at :”https://conservativedailypost.com/as-oregon-prosecutors-claim-conspiracy-defense-unveils-evidence-of-illegal-fbi-acts-under-obama/?utm_source=Email&utm_campaign=28_Feb-1&utm_medium=Aweber”.

    Meanwhile, there are also claims that Hilary and Bill may be facing an IRS investigation into the Clinton Foundation and claims of “pay to play” The gossip is that “The Internal Revenue Service is investigating claims of ‘pay-to-play’ practices at the Clinton Foundation. Former prosecutor Katie Phang says an investigation such as this is usually serious but maybe not in this case. “Well, actually, normally I would say it’s pretty serious but we’ve seen with the whole Lois Lerner kind of email situation maybe it’s not going to be that heavy,” said Phang adding that the IRS should be as tough on the foundation as it would be with any other group.
    “Is the IRS really standing for the ‘Ineffective Review Service’ and not the Internal Revenue Service? Is the tax exempt investigation that’s going to occur on the Clinton Foundation really going to reveal anything? Well, it should,” Phang told the FOX Business Network’s Ashley Webster.”
    Then “When writing the 1st Amendment to the Constitution, one area of speech the Founders were specifically interested in protecting was that of a free press. They saw the press as a sort of fourth branch of government, one that would keep the “checks and balances” of the other three branches honest.
    However, over time the same press that was given protection has eroded into a propaganda machine driven by money and political agendas of those who own the media outlets. They have crawled into bed with the very entities they are to keep in “check” and bust out if corrupted.
    A such is the Mainstream Media today and one the American people no longer trust, and rightfully so given what is being exposed in recent years.”
    AND “The majority of people do not know Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post and is now the sole owner with no editorial board or ethical review committees to oversee the actions of Bezos as a publisher, much less the courage to stand against the new “boss.”
    It begs to question: How is Bezos connected to questionable intelligence leaks in recent months?
    What does he have to do with the sudden disruption of web services that kept millions from accessing whistle blowing website, WikiLeaks, during its explosive releases of state department cables?
    These cables containing inside information revealing corruption within American politics linked to former secretary of state, and presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
    The majority of Americans do not know ‘leaked” CIA documents to undermine a new president and administration were leaked through the Washington Post first and after Bezos took the helm of “America’s newspaper.”
    Much worse and even more suspicious is the majority of the people have not been informed that Bezos landed a $600 million federal contract and by who? The CIA!
    The “deal” is for a computing cloud developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It also just happens AWS services all 17 agencies within the US intelligence community.
    n unholy alliance in which Bezos stands to gain many more millions by pacifying and working with the CIA through his publication The Washington Post. “Leaks” and “information” Bezos will publish without question, without proper verification and journalistic sourcing.
    The CIA will now have its own propaganda publication to do whatever it likes in misinforming and manipulating the American people and the voters.
    Vital information intentionally withheld from the American people, as Bezos uses the Post to forge pocket lining government contracts while promoting his own personal political agenda.

    Is this lack of reporting of the Bezos/CIA partnership by the MSM the result of massive incompetency? Or a very well organized cover up within the MSM inner circle of four or five elitists who now own six companies that control over 90 percent of MSM outlets?”
    SOURCE:https://conservativedailypost.com/category/breaking-news/

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    • Anonymous Coward

       /  March 1, 2017

      “most of the same ranchers who stood up against illegal activities by the BLM in Oregon”
      Really BJ? Saying something is unconstitutional doesn’t make it unconstitutional.
      Non payment of grazing fees totalling over 1 million dollars was found illegal though.

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      • You got a reference for that claim AC. I saw nothing about non-payment of fees in the material I read.

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        • Anonymous Coward

           /  March 2, 2017

          Let me google that for you? No do it yourself.
          You need to read wider BJ. It might stop you believing every damn conspiracy theory that’s going. Speaking of which, you must explain Soros to me, the ‘non alt right’ internet doesn’t have anything.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundy_standoff#United_States_v._Bundy

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          • Your search – “Non payment of grazing fees totalling over 1 million dollars was found illegal though.” – did not match any documents.

            Suggestions:

            Make sure that all words are spelled correctly.
            Try different keywords.
            Try more general keywords.”
            AC,
            None of this will I do. I will instead dismiss your reply as inane and childlike.

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            • Anonymous Coward

               /  March 2, 2017

              If you searched for that you’re the fucken child, I gave you the link to wikipedia it’s all there, he stopped paying fees in 1993, been to court many times over it.
              Try this link BJ.

              http://lmgtfy.com/?q=cliven+bundy+grazing+fees

            • Your use of obscenities and personal slurs are unacceptable. End of conversation!

            • Bundy still maintains that he has not acted illegally and has occupied the area with his family since 1870, he says I have no contract with the Government of the US, I am asserting my States rights. There are still two further Court cases to define his rights to graze public land.
              I did read this http://abcnews.go.com/US/nevada-cattle-rancher-wins-range-war-federal-government/story?id=23302610.
              It is clear NO decision has been made.

            • Anonymous Coward

               /  March 2, 2017

              “Your use of obscenities and personal slurs are unacceptable. End of conversation!” You started it old man.

              The US District Court ruled he was trespassing in 1998,
              Also the family started grazing cattle there in 1954, not 1870.

            • The lowest of the low resort to narcissistic rage in the form of name-calling when they can’t think of a better way to manipulate your opinion or micromanage your emotions. Name-calling is a quick and easy way to put you down, degrade you and insult your intelligence, appearance or behavior while invalidating your right to be a separate person with a right to his or her perspective.

              Name-calling can also be used to criticize your beliefs, opinions and insights. A well-researched perspective or informed opinion suddenly becomes “silly” or “idiotic” in the hands of a malignant narcissist or sociopath who feels threatened by it and cannot make a respectful, convincing rebuttal. Rather than target your argument, they target you as a person and seek to undermine your credibility and intelligence in any way they possibly can. It’s important to end any interaction that consists of name-calling and communicate that you won’t tolerate it. Don’t internalize it: realize that they are resorting to name-calling because they are deficient in higher level methods.

              Thoughtcatalog.com/shahida-arabi/2016/06/20-diversion-tactics-highly-manipulative-narcissists-sociopaths-and-psychopaths-use-to-silence-you/

            • Anonymous Coward

               /  March 2, 2017

              I think that chick may have a bee in her bonnet about narcissists, and also possibly doesn’t understand the word.

              http://thoughtcatalog.com/shahida-arabi/

            • Anonymous Coward

               /  March 2, 2017

              It’s Soros.
              BJ has him up to the balls in Pizzagate or some such thing, donating to charities doesn’t mean anything.

            • High Flying Duck

               /  March 2, 2017

              Aah. Got you.
              Yeah Pizzagate sounds a bit “eyes wide shut” to me. Great conspiracy theory fodder but about as legit as a Tom Clancy novel.

              Right up there with the Russians taking pics of prostitutes urinating on Trump.

              In other words both conspiracies are taking the piss.

            • High Flying Duck

               /  March 2, 2017

              And it is a tightrope between Soros donating to a large number of groups who then happen to protest against Trump vs the accusation of being paid protesters…

            • Anonymous Coward

               /  March 2, 2017

              Considering the search was only conducted on the one name, and he is one of Americas biggest philanthropists it really means nothing. I’m sure if she had searched all donors then some names that didn’t turn up in the Podesta emails would have been found to donate to a lot of charities too. But there’s no evil conspiracy there is there?

  5. Nelly Smickers

     /  March 1, 2017

    This just retweeted from *Chuck* in LA…..

    Actually, Wayne reckons that ever since Chuck started hanging with that LBGTQ mob, he seems to have become quite *ansty*

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  6. lurcher1948

     /  March 1, 2017

    Bill trump says”PAY OUR SHARE” now try getting that past the voters? opps waiting for nick smith spinning some alternative truth to justify the millions to trump

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  7. Zedd

     /  March 1, 2017

    has it really only been, about a month since T-day ? seems SOOOOOO much longer 😀

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  8. Missy

     /  March 1, 2017

    Trump has prudently delayed his state visit to the UK, and will now reportedly be coming over in October rather than June.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/01/donald-trump-postpones-state-visitto-britain-amid-fears-will/

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