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#1505868 --- 10/02/17 08:23 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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That anybody knows!

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#1506028 --- 10/05/17 08:39 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/05/republican-donors-trump-mcconnell-anger-243449

Angry GOP donors close their wallets

'I’m sick and tired of nothing happening,' one contributor says of the party's legislative failures.


By ALEX ISENSTADT and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI

10/05/2017 05:02 AM EDT

Republicans are confronting a growing revolt from their top donors, who are cutting off the party in protest over its inability to get anything done.

Tensions reached a boiling point at a recent dinner at the home of Los Angeles billionaire Robert Day. In full view of around two dozen guests, Thomas Wachtell, a retired oil and gas investor and party contributor, delivered an urgent message to the night’s headliner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: Just do something.

Wachtell, who has given tens of thousands of dollars over the years to Senate Republicans, recalled that McConnell responded defensively. Passing legislation takes time, the Republican leader responded, and President Donald Trump didn’t seem to understand how long it required.

“Anybody who was there knew that I was not happy. And I don’t think anybody was happy. How could you be?” said Wachtell, who has previously given over $2,000 to McConnell but recently stopped donating to Senate GOP causes. “You’re never going to get a more sympathetic Republican than I am. But I’m sick and tired of nothing happening.”

With the GOP’s agenda at a virtual standstill on Capitol Hill, the party is contending with a hard reality. Some of the party's most elite and influential donors, who spent the past eight years plowing cash into the party’s coffers in hopes of accomplishing a sweeping conservative agenda and undoing Barack Obama’s legislative accomplishments, are closing their wallets.

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#1506056 --- 10/05/17 08:44 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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BLAH BLAH BLAH!

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#1506077 --- 10/06/17 12:41 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
BLAH BLAH BLAH!
LOL. I hope you are storing that someplace so you don't have to retype it every time.

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#1506102 --- 10/06/17 11:08 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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Have to for the garbage you post everyday!

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#1506112 --- 10/06/17 11:54 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Have to for the garbage you post everyday!
I post informative information ever day from a wide variety of sources and you have no rebuttal. That is where we are at.

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#1506128 --- 10/06/17 04:42 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/06/opinions/t...irby/index.html

President Trump's incredibly irresponsible comments

By John Kirby, CNN National Security Analyst

Updated 4:50 PM ET, Fri October 6, 2017

President Trump made two comments Thursday in the company of his most senior military leaders. One was a rebuke. The other was a threat.

Remember, this was a dinner party not a war council. We have to allow for the very real possibility that, finding himself up there in that glittering dining room amidst all those glittering uniforms, Mr. Trump decided on a whim to wrap himself up in a jingoistic cloak.

Either way -- at a time when thousands of American troops serve in harm's way, when ISIS still poses a real and credible threat to us and to our allies, when tensions are at their worst on the Korean peninsula, and when nation-state competitors like China and Russia continue to pursue every possible advantage over us -- the man with his finger on the nuclear codes, the man ostensibly in command of the most powerful armed forces the world has ever known shouldn't make vague and idle threats about anything.

Incredibly irresponsible, both the rebuke and the threat.

Both were incredibly irresponsible.


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#1506143 --- 10/06/17 06:46 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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BOOM BOOM BOOM KYLE! LOL!

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#1506146 --- 10/06/17 06:51 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
BOOM BOOM BOOM KYLE! LOL!
You won't think it is so funny when a nuclear winter settles over the planet and wipes out the human race.

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#1506148 --- 10/06/17 06:53 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/01/the-doomsday-clocks-new-and-dire-warning/514544/

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced Thursday that the Doomsday Clock now stands at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight, suggesting that existential threats now pose a greater danger to humanity than they have at any time since the height of the Cold War.

The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic warning about how close the world stands to “midnight,” that is, nuclear or existential catastrophe. Since 1947, the Bulletin’s scientists and security experts have updated it annually. Many of the world’s most acclaimed scientists—including Stephen Hawking, Susan Solomon, Lisa Randall, and Freeman Dyson—sponsor, oversee, or consult with the Bulletin.

“This is the closest to midnight the Doomsday Clock has ever been in the lifetime of almost everyone in this room. It’s been 64 years since it was closer,” said Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist at Arizona State University and the chair of the Bulletin’s board of sponsors.

The clock has edged closer to midnight only once before: In 1953, it was moved to two minutes to midnight after the United States and the Soviet Union both tested hydrogen bombs, kicking off the mid-century nuclear-arms race. It remained at two minutes to midnight for another seven years.

At a press conference two blocks from the White House on Thursday, the scientists of the Bulletin specified that they were taking the action out of specific concern for the words of two men: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Not in the 70-year history of the clock had rhetoric from so few individuals so affected the movement of the clock, they said.

“Nuclear rhetoric is now loose and destabilizing. We are more than ever impressed that words matter, words count,” Thomas Pickering, a longtime American diplomat who served as George H. W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations and Bill Clinton’s ambassador to Russia, said at the press conference.

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#1506150 --- 10/06/17 07:00 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
BOOM BOOM BOOM KYLE! LOL!
You won't think it is so funny when a nuclear winter settles over the planet and wipes out the human race.


DOOM & GLOOM KYLE! LOL!

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#1507760 --- 11/01/17 03:33 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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Trump says Putin is a great leader. This is how Putin gets rid of his political opposition. Must be Trump approves of this method?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/world...s&smtyp=cur

KIEV, Ukraine — A prominent couple who were fierce critics of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and who narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in June was attacked again on Monday. This time an assailant killed the wife and wounded the husband.

The couple, Amina Okuyeva and Adam Osmayev, had gained prominence in Ukraine as committed foes of both Mr. Putin and of the leader of the Russian region of Chechnya, Ramzan A. Kadyrov.

The attack was the latest in a string of assassinations and attempted assassinations in Ukraine, which the authorities in Kiev have mostly blamed on Russian special services. The murder of Ms. Okuyeva was the second attack in less than a week.

Still, her death was sure to be seen as especially tragic in Ukraine, because she had emerged as a heroine after the previous assassination attempt.

The couple had become minor celebrities in Ukraine for being ethnic Chechen volunteers in the war in eastern Ukraine against Russian-aligned separatists. Mr. Kadyrov has publicly threatened ethnic Chechens fighting against Russia in Ukraine.

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#1507803 --- 11/01/17 03:43 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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Trump is the epitome of reckless, stupid and heartless. Reading articles in regard to the poor victims, the pain that they and their families are suffering, the idiot president goes on Twitter to politicize the horrific ordeal. Maybe his condolences and phone calls were taken care and executed "Next week"

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#1507833 --- 11/01/17 10:19 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: Formermac]
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You and Kyle must be drinking the same ripple!

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#1507841 --- 11/02/17 03:43 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
You and Kyle must be drinking the same ripple!
You used to answer most of the time saying blah blah blah. Now you keep talking about alcohol. MMMMMMM

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#1507993 --- 11/02/17 10:49 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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Is it alcohol or something else? You don't smoke that green leafy stuff do you? LOL!

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#1508010 --- 11/03/17 03:56 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/poli...rime/827907001/

Nearly half of Americans believe President Trump likely committed a crime related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new poll published Thursday.

Of the 49% of Americans that think Trump likely acted illegally, 30% hold the belief on suspicion alone while 19% think there's already solid evidence to back it up, according to the Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The poll also found that more than half of Americans approve of the job Russia special counsel Robert Mueller is doing, while just over a quarter of Americans disapprove.

The survey of 714 Americans, conducted Oct. 30-Nov. 1, comes on the heels of Mueller's team filing the first criminal charges in its investigation and confirming publicly for the first time that someone in Trump's campaign sought an allegiance with Russians to gather “dirt” on his political rival.

The charges unsealed Monday included grand jury indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates on charges that they secretly worked on behalf of pro-Russian factions in Ukraine, then laundered millions of dollars in profits through foreign bank accounts.

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#1508012 --- 11/03/17 06:42 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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We'll soon realize an definitive and clear answer shortly Kyle. We've spent months arguing with Trump supporters which is their Constitutional right but you'll get vindication. Nothing worse than knowing your accuracy in any given topic, only to have someone with an agenda only to attempt to unjustly prove you wrong. When you observe a liar like Trump who consistently repeat the same infractions on a daily basis, how do you know when he is actually telling telling the truth? but in this week alone, several individuals are now debunking his lies as we see his ship lose ballast and is leaning awkwardly. How does he correct the listing? add more lies, which is a poor substance for true ballast.

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#1508098 --- 11/03/17 09:53 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/poli...rime/827907001/

Nearly half of Americans believe President Trump likely committed a crime related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new poll published Thursday.

Of the 49% of Americans that think Trump likely acted illegally, 30% hold the belief on suspicion alone while 19% think there's already solid evidence to back it up, according to the Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The poll also found that more than half of Americans approve of the job Russia special counsel Robert Mueller is doing, while just over a quarter of Americans disapprove.

The survey of 714 Americans, conducted Oct. 30-Nov. 1, comes on the heels of Mueller's team filing the first criminal charges in its investigation and confirming publicly for the first time that someone in Trump's campaign sought an allegiance with Russians to gather “dirt” on his political rival.

The charges unsealed Monday included grand jury indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates on charges that they secretly worked on behalf of pro-Russian factions in Ukraine, then laundered millions of dollars in profits through foreign bank accounts.
You left out that these charges were on actions way before the elections some 10 years ago! Which shows Mueller has nothing and is grasping for straws to keep his waste of taxpayer money going!

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#1508105 --- 11/04/17 03:03 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
You left out that these charges were on actions way before the elections some 10 years ago! Which shows Mueller has nothing and is grasping for straws to keep his waste of taxpayer money going!
I don't know how many times I have to try and explain this to you. That is when they started. The Russian connection may be going onto this day.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/10/politics/trump-lavrov-tillerson-meeting/index.html

Trump has 'very, very good' meeting with Lavrov, Kislyak at White House

By Jim Acosta, Laura Smith-Spark and Nicole Gaouette, CNN

Updated 1:42 PM ET, Wed May 10, 2017

President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak at the White House Wednesday amid the swirling investigation of Russian contacts with Trump campaign and transition officials in 2016 and Tuesday's firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was handling the probe.

Kislyak has been a central figure in the controversy, as then-national security adviser Michael Flynn was fired after it emerged that he had misrepresented conversations with Kislyak to others in the White House. Flynn is now one of the key figures in the investigation.

The Russian Embassy tweeted a photo of Trump shaking the hand of Russia's ambassador in what appears to be the Oval Office. Current and former US intelligence officials have accused Kislyak of being a top spy and recruiter of spies, a notion that Russian officials have dismissed.

A White House statement after the meeting omitted any mention of Kislyak's presence, instead focusing on Trump's conversation with Lavrov, which the President described as "very, very good."

The Russian Embassy had sent out the photo as Trump was set to meet Lavrov on Wednesday. The meeting was the highest-level encounter between the US administration and Moscow since Trump's inauguration.

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