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vientomas



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now the wannabe dictator, wants to stifle free speech. This is absolutely insane.

President Donald Trump argued on Monday morning that it ought to be against the law for the news media to cover the pandemic ahead of the elections as the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. surpasses 225,000.

“We have made tremendous progress with the China Virus, but the Fake News refuses to talk about it this close to the Election,” he tweeted. “COVID, COVID, COVID is being used by them, in total coordination, in order to change our great early election numbers. Should be an election law violation!

Amid his failure to address the pandemic, Trump has publicly griped several times about the media reporting on COVID-19, even going as far as calling CNN “dumb bastards” for doing so.

“You turn on CNN, that’s all they cover,” he ranted during a campaign rally in Arizona last week. “COVID, COVID, pandemic, COVID, COVID, COVID. You know why? They’re trying to talk everybody out of voting. People aren’t buying it, CNN, you dumb bastards.”


https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-wants-covid-19-media-coverage-to-be-illegal-should-be-an-election-law-violation
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mac



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch what we do, not what we say. Yet another story about Trump weaponizing the census. He has turned virtually every Federal agency into an agent for his reelection. Folks like Kelly Anne Conway delight in their violations of the Hatch Act. The narrative is, go ahead and try to prosecute me, the boss will pardon me. Besides, we're here to destroy as much of the Federal government as we can. Then there is Ivanka--she with the sweetheart deals with China:
https://www.citizensforethics.org/reports-investigations/crew-investigations/ivanka-trump-violated-the-hatch-act-eight-times-in-just-over-48-hours/

But most serious are the allegations about the census.


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BY MIKE SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATED PRESS
OCTOBER 28, 2020 02:27 PM

The U.S. Census Bureau was able to claim it had reached 99.9% of households when the 2020 census ended two weeks ago because census takers were pressured to falsify data as the statistical agency cut corners and slashed standards, according to an amended lawsuit from advocacy groups and local governments.

In Baltimore, Southern California and the states of Massachusetts, North Carolina and Texas, some households were marked as completed after only one attempt to reach residents living there, according to the revised lawsuit filed by the National Urban League; the city of San Jose, California; and others.

Elsewhere, census takers were pressured by supervisors to close cases as quickly as possible, and they did this by guessing the number of people living in a household, claiming an address was too dangerous to visit or falsely saying residents of a household had refused to answer questions during door-knocking, said the lawsuit filed in federal court in San Jose.

“Instructions such as those identified above suggested to enumerators that they should falsify data to close cases quickly,” the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit argues the disregard for accuracy was done to end the count early so that census numbers could be processed while President Donald Trump was still in the White House, regardless of who wins the presidential race. That would allow the Trump administration to enforce a presidential order seeking to exclude people living in the U.S. illegally when congressional seats are divvied up among the states.

According to the lawsuit, the Census Bureau also relied heavily on methods other than directly interviewing households during its door-knocking phase in order to achieve its high completion rate. Those less accurate methods relied on administrative records like IRS returns, interviewing neighbors or landlords and just getting a head count rather than getting details about residents' race, sex, age, Hispanic origin and relationship to each other, the lawsuit said.

In the race to finish field operations for the 2020 census, “Defendants cut many corners and made decisions that do not bear a reasonable relationship to the accomplishment of an actual enumeration," the amended complaint said. “Such non-direct enumeration methods are less accurate and have a profound effect on immigrants and minorities — the hard-to-count populations.”

The revised lawsuit was filed late Tuesday, two weeks after the Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration and suspended an order from a district judge allowing the head count to continue through the end of the month. The coalition of local governments and advocacy groups had sued the Trump administration to keep the count from ending a month early and to extend the deadline for turning in apportionment numbers from Dec. 31 to the end of April 2021.

The Supreme Court decision allowed the Census Bureau to end field operations and start the process of crunching numbers ahead of the year-end deadline for turning in numbers used for divvying up congressional seats by state in a process called apportionment.

The Trump administration said in court papers last week that the courts should not interfere with efforts to meet the year-end deadline for turning in apportionment numbers now that the Supreme Court has ruled. Besides deciding how many congressional seats each state gets, in a process known as apportionment, the census helps determine the distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal spending annually.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nonstop grifting.

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President Trump welcomed the Japanese prime minister at Mar-a-Lago, in front of a towering arrangement of roses. The two could have met in Washington, but Trump said his private club was a more comfortable alternative.

“It is, indeed, the Southern White House,” Trump said, greeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in front of the press in April 2018.

For Trump, there was another, hidden benefit. Money.

At Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s company would get paid to host his summit.

In the next two days, as Trump and Abe talked about trade and North Korea, Trump’s Palm Beach, Fla., club billed the U.S. government $13,700 for guest rooms, $16,500 for food and wine and $6,000 for the roses and other floral arrangements.

Trump’s club even charged for the smallest of services. When Trump and Abe met alone, with no food served, the government still got a bill for what they drank.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His pay off to pig oil and the Koch's--and his hostility to the natural environment.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/climate-environment/trump-climate-environment-protections/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most&carta-url=https%3A%2F%2Fs2.washingtonpost.com%2Fcar-ln-tr%2F2c6a0a6%2F5f9c346d9d2fda0efb58120f%2F5976d6ccade4e26514ba9956%2F12%2F73%2F8ba363ebb1318fc3ab3f1d8fae82da47
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In spite of that , our nation's top energy companies are in perilous shape. Exxon is about to enter a cash crunch, OXY is going BK after buying Anadarko, and many many other producers are in bad shape. Perfect storm...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boggs—it happened to buggy whip makers too. They wished for a Trump to bail them out.

Why is it conservatives look back? Are they incapable of looking forward?
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wsurfer



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dump the turd November 3rd Laughing Laughing Laughing
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vientomas



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is simply astounding. What an asshole. But MyGybe approves. Birds of a feather...

“You know in Germany,” he told a crowd in Waterford Township, Michigan, “if you have a bad heart and you’re ready to die or if you have cancer and you’re going to be dying soon, and you catch COVID, that happens we mark it down to COVID. You know our doctors get more money if somebody dies from COVID, you know that, right. I mean our doctors are very smart people. So what they do is they say is, I’m but you know sorry everybody dies of COVID. But in Germany and other places, if you have a heart attack or you have cancer, you’re terminally ill, you catch COVID, they say you died of cancer, you died of a heart attack. With us, when in doubt, choose COVID. It’s true, no it’s true. No, they’ll say, Oh it’s terrible what he said, but it’s true. It’s like $2,000 more. So you get more money. This could only happen to us.”

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/10/donald-trump-doctors-covid-19-cash
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mat-ty



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile we have record growth THANKS to a president that realized we were fight two crises at the same time...

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-q3-gdp-record-growth-economic-reopening-recession-coronavirus-pandemic-2020-10
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boggsman1



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's funny Matty. The 2nd quarter was the worse of all time, so the FED adds $13 Trillion, that's right ...to the economy. And, we get a snap back. If you want to thank anybody, thank Silicon Valley , which made it possible for the COVID economy to snap back. Or just go and check the NASDAQ.
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