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Either Trump is a complete idiot or he's walking the country into this disaster on purpose because as we know there is nothing he won't do for a few billion and all the Russian wives he can mail order. That's why the GOP couldn't buy him off - he already had an offer he couldn't refuse. Putin probably also promised him a really big one - Trump Tower in Russia that is.

And yet people are still willing to sit back and watch #VladimirTrump (or is it #DonaldPutin?) get elected by their indifference.

#BernieSaysThePityPartyIsOver
On Wednesday, Donald Trump told the New York Times that he would not necessarily come to the aid of NATO states threatened by Russia and would make his ...
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To the Bernie or Bust people: You're being ridiculous
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Indeed, she was being deadly serious.
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Might explain why Edward Snowden knew so much about it... I think by now the whole world has realized who dumb and easily manipulated America is. By failing it invest in quality objective education and emphasizing entertainment and wealth over knowledge and quality of life we have inadvertently made ourselves everyone's favorite big dump puppet on a string. All it needs is a few malicious jerks and we are dancing all over the place. Cue Trump and Puting - only China has yet to join in the puppet party.
 
FBI: Russia No. 1 Suspect in DNC Hack http://thebea.st/2aeszay
Did the Russian government hack the DNC to bring down Hillary Clinton? That’s the view that’s quickly emerging inside American intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
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Or it was an easy attempt to show the empire's fallacious electoral system.
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If not making Pokemon Go causes a $6.7 billion drop in NIntendo does that mean Niantic's share in the Pokemon Go Company making the game is worth as much? I wonder how many more derivative games with mass appeal Niantic can churn out and suddenly be a huge success (if they are not there already). Perhaps there will there be a Star Wars AR game next? Or is that too geek / male-centric to be widely successful.
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#wheresRey? :)
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Just think - 100 years ago we were in the middle of World War One, known at the time as "The Great War" or the "War to end all wars". My living memory spans 40 years so I have no knowledge of war - just the threat of armageddon between the US and Russia. My mother was born within ten years of the end of WW I but had to live through WW-II, the "oh no you didn't (end all wars)" war.

In the mean time we got complacent. Fat and happy, and perhaps lazy and stupid. Okay definitely lazy and stupid in the USA - everything is dumbed down and history has been re-written for convenience and not to offend anyone. Now thanks to Brexit and Trump we are teetering on the verge of creating a lethal catalyst for WW III because you know it's been so long that humanity is ready for the Rath of Darwin to eliminate a few billion extras.

Except this is not a movie, not a TV drama, it's for real. When superpowers go to war pretty much everybody dies and you know it's only Trumps fat little fingers that are between you and it, for reals.
It seems we’re entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals.
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Mr Deity nails it - if you want to hear about Donald, just listen to his own party speak about him. And some of these suck ups are now lining up behind him after kissing his ring no doubt.

My favorite: "You know how to make America great again - tell Donald Trump to go to hell", Lindsey Graham. Wow, I can't believe I just quoted Lindsey Graham...
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Watching the BBC reporting of the DNC and they interviewed a bunch of deeply, deeply misguided ‪#‎NeverHilary‬ voters. The most ridiculous thing I heard was "I'd rather Trump than Hilary because Hilary is above the law, can do whatever she wants but Trump isn't. If he does something wrong I'm sure people will do something about it". HAAAAA HAAAAA, you funny, funny man. #‎facepalm‬

WTF are people thinking? Trump will do whatever the f**k he wants and answer to no one, because Trump. He hasn't been held accountable for a single obscene thing he has done or said - his supporters love him and cheer his every move and the GOP is not doing anything other than rallying around him - Paul Ryan I'm looking at you.

So yeah, have your hissy fits and temper tantrums and don't even pretend you have no responsibility for the next 30 years of hell (as some claimed). To say "but it was the DNC who is responsible" is like saying "Well the car hit the pedestrian but I kept on walking because it wasn't my responsibility to call an ambulance or do CPR". In fact, it's pretty much like you're getting in the car and backing over the pedestrian. How about you save the pedestrian (USA) and work to prosecute the driver so they never do that again?
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+cobalt please​ Ah yes, I have been a recipient of the very same sort of "generosity", hence my fervent desire to shake off the the establishment be it Clinton or Trumpf.
Gonna plug away on the down-ticket, independent support. I have been living in opposition to the system most of my life, what's a couple more years?
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Maybe Trump is actually a double-agent for Russia - it's not as far-fetched as it would seem. Seriously there's pretty much nothing he would not do for a few billion.

Perhaps we have found a defamatory label that will stick: Red Trump.
Donald Trump and top advisers have business ties with Russia and its leaders going back many years. Moscow has a distinct point of view about the U.S. presidential election and cause to support Trump.
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The GOP's party platform document has made it clear, they are no longer a party, they are a religion and want a "reformed" Constitution that puts "God given rights" first in the law. What is a god given right? Whatever they say - just like preachers who tell you only they can speak to god and interpret what is right for you.

The really scary thing is - if the GOP just recasts the Democrats as the party of atheists, then GOP will win hands down in every election without a dime of corporate money because you know the vast majority of Americans are religious, don't recognise evolution, think the earth is only 6,000 years old etc. etc.

My question is - corporate money created this nightmare we now call the GOP, their general indifference at election time by equally funding both parties has enabled this monster to grow out of check. So, when are they going to step in and make a massive vote with their dollars to correct the madness? Or are they just going to say, "Hmmmm, theocracy - we can work with that"

All this reminds me of that song... "My blood runs cold, my country has just been sold, America is a theocracy"
"If God-given natural rights come in conflict with government, court, or human-granted rights, God-given natural rights always prevail."
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Yahoo to sell core web business to Verizon for nearly $5bn

It looks like that exercise in turd polishing is drawing to a close as it joins AOL at Verizon. Their hope is to try and create synergy with the two hasbeen brands. Right... To me it sounds like more of a case of misery loves company at the Verizon Internet service deadpool.

Funny thing is, for failing to turn Yahoo around she walks away with over $200M in compensation for her troubles -assuming Verizon let's her go. Yet another example of CEOs being rewarded handsomely for failure - do you think the incentives were biased towards failure? Sure if she got it right her payday could have been billions but is there really much of a difference to someone between hundreds of millions in wealth and billions? Mayer will probably waltz right into another job before she knows it, or end up at Verizon in charge of Yahoo and AOL with even more compensation.

Also, this pretty much spells the end of Tumblr which is famously home to a huge percentage of home produced porn and other unregulated adult content. For whatever reason,Yahoo decided to ignore that little blemish to their brand when they acquired Tumblr. However I really don't see Verizon letting that fly for long and my money says they will rapidly move to "fix the glitch". Question is, how will that influence the claimed "1 billion monthly active users" figure because I really can't believe there are 1 billion Yahoo email accounts so they must be including any visit to a Yahoo web page as a user.
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Yay for the only black angel woman, and everyone who is sharing their story. People speaking out is really important. I just so hope we can avoid moving back to an era where the color of your skin is going to be even more divisive than it is today.
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