hermetic

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    When Rosenstein gets fired

    agree on the contemporaneous nature of the report. however, mueller is required to submit his report to rosenstein (or his successor). a summary is then created and submitted to congress not sure how the full report is handled from there, or what the wh gets
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    What Did I Ever Do to Piss Off the Gods?

    springsteen's broadway show is airing on netflix 15 december. get the speakers hooked up and the bong cleaned
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    Drip Drip Drip

    if what mccabe leaked to the press is true, trump should have rosenstein canned. if
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    When Rosenstein gets fired

    his boss is sessions
  5. Just more "get offa my lawn" old fart bullshit. Kids today are a lot smarter than your generation was at that (or any) age. well, we can certainly hope they have a better sense of humor than you dinosaurs
  6. wait till these kids find out you can't take a cell into the voting booth. they'll never vote again
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    Kaven-No?

    so far that's the only part they've gotten right
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    Kaven-No?

    how will the other eight justices vote on this matter?
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    Question's surround Kavanaugh's accuser

    The FBI is charged to give the committee all information necessary for them to do their job. No exoneration, just information. Its up to the Senators to decide. Why did they back the FBI investigating charges against Thomas and not charges against Kavanono? Me thinks its because there may be more information than they want. the fbi is charged with doing a background check on the nominee. both sides - r + d - have their own investigative aides and funding. I'm surprised that feinstein didn't send out the d investigators in july when she first got the letter. maybe she did?
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    jeffrey beauregard sessions

    As far as I know, it's the first one that permanently seperated young kids from their parents.... as for the cages, it depends on what you call a cage. Locked up with rotten food, no bathing, and subject to abuse from the nytimes, july 2015: "A federal judge in California has ruled that the Obama administration’s detention of children and their mothers who were caught crossing the border illegally is a serious violation of a longstanding court settlement, and that the families should be released as quickly as possible. In a decision late Friday roundly rejecting the administration’s arguments for holding the families, Judge Dolly M. Gee of Federal District Court for the Central District of California found that two detention centers in Texas that the administration opened last summer fail to meet minimum legal requirements of the 1997 settlement for facilities housing children. Judge Gee also found that migrant children had been held in “widespread deplorable conditions” in Border Patrol stations after they were first caught, and she said the authorities had “wholly failed” to provide the “safe and sanitary” conditions required for children even in temporary cells." as you can plainly read, this shitty treatment didn't start when you think it did - the original legal requirement is from 1997, so it's been a problem for quite a while. there oughta be a law Agreed, this treatment is really bad. We should not tolerate our gov't doing this However, what you're saying is quite different from whats happening now. Shitty treatment of suspected illegal immigrants is not OK. It's especially not OK to -separate- parents from their children, in some cases permanently (by "some" I mean about > 1400 by last report). It's double especially not OK to lock kids in cages where they are not fed, no potty, nor given a chance to bathe for weeks. This would be illegal to do to prisoners of war. I would have no trouble saying that Obama's policy was bad. I hope you don't think it's perfectly OK just because Trump is doing it...... especially considering that ICE is just grabbing people off the streets a long way from the border, and normal police rules don't apply to them. all I have ever said about the problem, without any exaggeration or finger pointing included, is that congress needs to write new laws that address this issue and approve funding for more judges / administration and housing at the ports of entry. if you want to point fingers go right ahead, but point them at congress
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    Kaven-No?

    The entire process is purely political. What alternate reality are you from? that's why I wanted the fbi to do it all. but that ain't happening I wonder if a female repub senator not on the committee could be put up to ask all the questions - the judge and the doctor
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    Drip Drip Drip

    what do I think? whose third in line at the doj?
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    Kaven-No?

    the second and fourth are purely political - the committee should say no to those.
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    Question's surround Kavanaugh's accuser

    so the repub side of the committee has unleashed it's investigators, any word of the dems getting their people on it? there had to be other kids at this party, this is a pretty big story, where are they?
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    Drip Drip Drip

    besides moving the money around - what did the ruskies do with it once it was moved? that would be the interesting part, unfortunately that information is omitted from the reporting
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    Puerto Rico

    I was also there in 2007. The wealthier parts were the same, and to no one's surprise, the poor areas were unchanged as well, except........ The walls between the villas and the poor neighborhoods were taller, and had more razor wire and broken glass up top. How much spending did FEMA put into Texas after Harvey? I don't know the answer, but the little I found while briefly searching the web, was something like 121 Billion dollars as of the end of December 2017.... That number could be wrong..... It was from a Texas News Paper. the tax deal lapsed in 1996, so you kinda bracketed it. the deal created a lot of industry investment - unfortunately it was mostly us based companies. when the deal ran out, so did the companies pr needs another $100B just to protect itself from the next storm. not sure how much it would take to pull it out of bankruptcy and establish a functioning economy
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    jeffrey beauregard sessions

    As far as I know, it's the first one that permanently seperated young kids from their parents.... as for the cages, it depends on what you call a cage. Locked up with rotten food, no bathing, and subject to abuse from the nytimes, july 2015: "A federal judge in California has ruled that the Obama administration’s detention of children and their mothers who were caught crossing the border illegally is a serious violation of a longstanding court settlement, and that the families should be released as quickly as possible. In a decision late Friday roundly rejecting the administration’s arguments for holding the families, Judge Dolly M. Gee of Federal District Court for the Central District of California found that two detention centers in Texas that the administration opened last summer fail to meet minimum legal requirements of the 1997 settlement for facilities housing children. Judge Gee also found that migrant children had been held in “widespread deplorable conditions” in Border Patrol stations after they were first caught, and she said the authorities had “wholly failed” to provide the “safe and sanitary” conditions required for children even in temporary cells." as you can plainly read, this shitty treatment didn't start when you think it did - the original legal requirement is from 1997, so it's been a problem for quite a while. there oughta be a law
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    Puerto Rico

    I was there in 67, and even as a youngster, I could see the place was impoverished. I grew up among the fishermen's, and foundry worker's and farmer's places in what is now a relatively affluent seashore community, but back then, it was very working class, and hard scrabble, but although some of our neighbor's had chickens living under the front porch, there were no dead, bloated horses/donkeys on the roadside, or roofless houses next to the motel. PR has been an economic disaster for a long time. yeah. the tax deal was enacted in 76
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    jeffrey beauregard sessions

    is this administration the first with a policy that detains illegal immigrants and their children in cages?
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    Kaven-No?

    what reasoning will kavanaugh use to convince the other members of the sc that they should keep trump and his family out of jail? or will he decide that matter on his own?
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    jeffrey beauregard sessions

    kelly has one kid in a box at Arlington, is that close enough to a cage for you?
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    Question's surround Kavanaugh's accuser

    Please provide a cite in which Mark Judge says "it did not happen". I've seen him quoted in an official commentary (prepared by his attorney) as not remembering stuff. Here, I'll share the quote I saw - "In fact, I have no memory of this alleged incident," Judge said in his statement to the committee. "Brett Kavanaugh and I were friends in high school but I do not recall the party described in Dr. Ford's letter. More to the point, I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes." "I have no information to offer the Committee and I do not wish to speak publicly regarding the incidents described in Dr. Ford's letter," Judge added. Not quite the same thing as saying "it didn't happen". Especially, if he is trying to avoid having his reputation damaged. I can't speak for you, but if I were alleged to have done what Mark Judge is alleged to have done, and it "didn't happen", that is EXACTLY what I would have said. "prepared by an attorney" hits it on the head if dr ford testifies, he should be subpoenaed
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    Kaven-No?

    He’s a known liar and an accused sex predator. Are we talking about Kav or the Prez? porter went to brown, so we can assume he is talking about a kennedy
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    CBS now says Ford will NOT testify next Monday

    because there is no justice in a senate hearing, especially in an election year with the tv cameras turned on. while the senate has investigators, the fbi is better at it and has more power. let them do their job for a couple of weeks and present their findings to the committee. the other people that were at this party can't all be dead, they just don't want to be dragged into the dc circus. there is a better chance of them contacting the fbi than the senate.
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    Puerto Rico

    Bankrupt..... Morally and financially..... But it's been much fucking longer than 20 years. it really wasn't all that bad until the tax deals got cancelled