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    • Duker

       /  February 11, 2019

      ” It is likely that many amendments similar to those debated on Jan. 29 will be proposed, including attempts to shift control of the process away from government and give parliament a chance to define Brexit.”
      Chance to define brexit – good luck with MPs being able to do that.

      Anyway, before that date – Feb 15- Trump has to sign off on Budget deal or there is another shutdown- this time for whole government not just 1/3 government like last time.
      Which Government is working well and which one isnt ?

  1. phantom snowflake

     /  February 11, 2019

  2. Patzcuaro

     /  February 11, 2019

    The Governor of Virginia is having trouble getting his foot out of his mouth, a new definition for slaves, indentured servants from Africa.

    • Duker

       /  February 11, 2019

      By modern terms it was slavery , but back then there was a difference
      “The difference between slavery and indentured servitude was that indentured servitude was for a maximum period of time, typically 7 years, and slavery was for life. Slavery also meant that the slave’s children were also slaves, whereas the indentured servant’s children were free citizens.”

      https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Indentured_Servants_in_Colonial_Virginia#start_entry

      ” By 1705, and the passage of “An act concerning Servants and Slaves,” slavery had become ensconced at all levels of Virginia society and was well on its way to completely replacing indentured servitude as the primary source of bound labor in the colony.”

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  February 11, 2019

        An indenture was a contract, and an apprentice could also be indentured. I believe that when the time was up, the indenture was torn in two, with both parties keeping half.

  3. High Flying Duck

     /  February 11, 2019

    • Pink David

       /  February 11, 2019

      How long until they begin an investigation into Mueller for his clear ties to Russia?

      • High Flying Duck

         /  February 11, 2019

        Adam Schiff also has strong links to the guy who set up the Steele Dossier and has been in and around almost all of the allegations about DT.

        “Schiff meeting at the event with Fusion GPS Founder Glenn Simpson, one of the key and most controversial figures in the Russia collusion scandal. Both men insisted to me through spokesmen that they met only briefly last July.

        At the time of the encounter, Simpson was an important witness in the House Intelligence Committee probe who had given sworn testimony about alleged, but still unproven, collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

        Simpson ran the firm hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party to find dirt on Trump in Moscow. He employed retired British intelligence operative Christopher Steele, whose infamous and unverified dossier became the main evidence for the FBI’s probe of the Trump campaign, particularly the surveillance warrant against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

        And by the time of the meeting, the House Intelligence Committee had already received evidence from a senior Justice Department official, Bruce Ohr, that called into question Simpson’s testimony to lawmakers.

        Specifically, Simpson claimed he had not begun meeting with Ohr until after Thanksgiving 2016, well after the FBI had begun investigating Trump-Russia collusion and after the presidential election in which Simpson’s client, Clinton, lost to Trump.

        But Ohr provided compelling evidence, including calendar notations, testimony and handwritten notes, showing that Simpson met with him in August 2016, well before the election and during a time when Steele was helping the FBI start an investigation into Trump.

        When confronted with the Aspen conference photos of Schiff, in sport coat and open-neck dress shirt, and Simpson, wearing casual attire, representatives for both men tried to minimize their discussion, insisting nothing substantive about the Russia case was discussed.

        “In the summer of 2018, Mr. Simpson attended a media-sponsored social event where he exchanged small talk with Rep. Schiff and many other people who were in attendance,” Fusion GPS said in a statement to me. “The conversation between the two was brief and did not cover anything substantive. There has been no subsequent contact between Mr. Simpson and Rep. Schiff.”

        The congressman’s response was even more vague: “The chairman did not have any pre-planned meeting with Glenn Simpson, and any conversation with him at the Aspen conference would have been brief and social in nature,” Schiff spokesman Patrick Boland said.

        Translation: This was just a Forrest Gump-like moment in which the Democrats’ chief defender of the dossier and the man whose firm produced it met serendipitously.”

        https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/429041-adam-schiff-glenn-simpson-and-their-forrest-gump-like-encounter-in-aspen

        • Pink David

           /  February 11, 2019

          “He employed retired British intelligence operative Christopher Steele”

          A foreign agent influencing a US election, yet he has not been arrested. Strange, it’s almost like there is one standard for one, and another for someone else.

  4. Blazer

     /  February 11, 2019

    24 karat arsehole..a knight of the realm..naturlich!

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12202770