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>President-elect Joe Biden will roll out a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws the day he is inaugurated, including an eight-year pathway to citizenship for immigrants without legal status and an expansion of refugee admissions, along with an enforcement plan that deploys technology to patrol the border.

>Biden’s legislative proposal, which will be sent to Congress on Wednesday, also includes a heavy focus on addressing the root causes of migration from Central America, a key part of Biden’s foreign policy portfolio when he served as vice president.

>The centerpiece of the plan from Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris is the eight-year pathway, which would put millions of qualifying immigrants in a temporary status for five years and then grant them a green card once they meet certain requirements such as a background check and payment of taxes. They would be able to apply for citizenship three years later.

>Biden’s bill will have three overarching pillars, the transition officials said: provisions to address the causes of migration, border management and a path to citizenship.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-immigration-plan/2021/01/18/f0526824-59a8-11eb-a976-bad6431e03e2_story.html

Biden is going to propose the most sweeping and progressive immigration bill in the last 50+ years. Basically, people like those with DACA and other temporary protected statuses will have a path to citizenship within years.

How do you all feel about this?

I have one friend in particular who has DACA, isn't hispanic or has any criminal background, has a STEM bachelor's and has been here since he's been a month old. I know he feels happy as shit about this.

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>>773445
Half a century low unemployment rate when deportations were taken seriously.
Your corporate masters live you supporting their slave wage policies you dog
Fuck, we need to do away with the whole h1b visa thing and just make people citizens who get educated here so that not only must they pay american wages but we keep the talent In our country
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>>773542
I read that in as racist an accent as possible
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>>773793
>>773629
Illegal immigrants are mostly child rapists
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>>774007
all immigrants are child rapists you communist scum. i hope when you die and you realize your godking marx lied as you fall to hell instead of going to whatever socialist "utopia" it says you "earned" in mein kampf
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>>774011
Unless you're native american that means so was your ancestors.

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Both those who betrayed their oath of office and are committing sedition.

https://apnews.com/article/congress-confirm-joe-biden-78104aea082995bbd7412a6e6cd13818

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as lawmakers convene for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden.

The typically routine proceeding Wednesday will be anything but, a political confrontation unseen to such intensity since the aftermath of the Civil War, as Trump mounts a desperate effort to stay in office. The president’s Republican allies in the House and Senate plan to object to the election results, heeding supporters’ plea to “fight for Trump” as he stages a rally outside the White House. It’s tearing the party apart.

The last-gasp effort is all but certain to fail, defeated by bipartisan majorities in Congress prepared to accept the November results. Biden, who won the Electoral College 306-232, is to be inaugurated Jan. 20.

“The most important part is that, in the end, democracy will prevail here,” Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, among those managing the proceedings, said in an interview.

The joint session of Congress, required by law, will convene at 1 p.m. EST before a watchful, restless nation — months after the election, two weeks before the inauguration’s traditional peaceful transfer of power and against the backdrop of a surging COVID-19 pandemic.

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>>773695
Actually they a majority of the terrorits were armed, that's why the police didn't open fire on the crowd because they knew they would start a gun fight they would not win.
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>>773695
I can't imagine the level of brain rot required to hand-wave a violent mob of people who tried to set pipe bombs off in the capital and physically force politicians to change the result of the election.

>Trump was an outsider
This is my favorite conservative delusion - that the multi-billionaire trust fund conman who was best friends with Epstein and every slimy corporate vampire from New York to Moscow was somehow an "outsider" to Washington. He was an "outsider" only in the respect that he was a fucking clown show who everyone hated because he was too narcissistic and incompetent to ever be even remotely politically pragmatic. If Trump were 10 IQ points smarter he 100% would've won this election. "The swamp" hated him because he was retarded and was willing to crash everyone's careers if it meant satisfying his self-aggrandizing delusions, not because he was anti-establishment. Anyone who honestly believes that Trump meaningfully opposed corruption or establishment politics is a fucking joke.
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>>773756

Oh come on. Most people in America are tired of Trump and voted him out.
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>>773763
the end is the complete destruction of freedom and godliness on earth and the rise of satans black empire for 10000 years. youd know this if you ever read the bible you fuckn communist SCUM
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>>760894
>Trump's final action in office: Rescinding an executive order preventing officials from becoming lobbyists.

Really leaving on a note of absolute hypocrisy ain't he?

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>US soldier arrested in plot to blow up NYC 9/11 Memorial
https://apnews.com/article/us-soldier-plot-blow-up-nyc-memorial-2b7225db9f47a21097b981ab0e5e3687
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier was arrested Tuesday in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plots to blow up New York City’s 9/11 Memorial and other landmarks and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East, authorities said.

Cole James Bridges of Stow, Ohio, was in custody on charges of attempted material support of a terrorist organization — the Islamic State group — and attempted murder of a military member, said Nicholas Biase, a spokesperson for Manhattan federal prosecutors.

The 20-year-old soldier, also known as Cole Gonzales, was with the Third Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, when he thought he was communicating with the Islamic State online about the terrorism plots, Biase said.

Unbeknownst to Bridges, an FBI employee was in on the chat as Bridges provided detailed instructions on tactics and manuals and advice about attacking the memorial and other targets in New York City, Biase said.

“As we allege today, Bridges, a private in the U.S. Army, betrayed our country and his unit when he plotted with someone he believed was an ISIS sympathizer to help ISIS attack and kill U.S. soldiers in the Middle East,” said William F. Sweeney Jr., head of New York City’s FBI office.

“Fortunately, the person with whom he communicated was an FBI employee, and we were able to prevent his evil desires from coming to fruition,” Sweeney said in a release.

“Our troops risk their lives for our country, but they should never face such peril at the hands of one of their own,” U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said.
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Bridges was scheduled to make an initial appearance in federal court in Augusta, Georgia, on Thursday.

It was not immediately clear who would represent him.

MORE STORIES:
– Minnesota man who trained with Islamic State pleads guilty
– Judge rejects NYC subway bomber's conviction challenge
According to a criminal complaint in Manhattan federal court, Bridges joined the U.S. Army in September 2019 and was assigned as a cavalry scout in Fort Stewart.

At some point, he began researching and consuming online propaganda promoting jihadists and their violent ideology, authorities said.

They said he expressed his support for the Islamic State group and jihad on social media before he began communicating in October with an FBI employee who posed as an Islamic State group supporter in contact with the group’s fighters in the Middle East.

According to court papers, he expressed his frustration with the U.S. military and his desire to aid the Islamic State group.


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In a statement Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Fort Stewart-based 3rd Infantry Division, Lt. Col. Lindsey Elder, confirmed that Pfc. Cole James Bridges is assigned to the division. She said division commanders are “cooperating fully with the FBI.”

Elder referred further inquiries to the Pentagon.

Associated Press writer Russ Bynum in Savannah, Georgia, contributed to this report.
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>>773700
Committing actual treason while in uniform, using his position as a U.S. soldier to commit treason.

Will he get an appointment with the gallows?
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>>773735
Something big, divisive & showy like a tiral and hanging would be a good public justification for using ff terroism to start a war with Iran like the Israelis want us to do.
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>>773735

Probably not, since he was busted in a sting and not while giving aid to an actual enemy. They'll stick him in the DB at Fort Leavenworth where he will spend a long time in protective custody going nuts.

> China is the only major economy expected to report growth for 2020, helping it close the gap with the U.S. Lifted by its quick recovery from Covid-19, it has also expanded its role in global trade and shored up its position as the world’s factory floor.

While the U.S. and Europe wait for vaccine rollouts to get fully back on track, China is the only major economy expected to report growth for 2020, helping it close the gap with the U.S.

It has expanded its role in global trade and shored up its position as the world’s factory floor, despite years of U.S. efforts to persuade companies to invest elsewhere. China’s consumer market—lifted by its quick recovery from Covid-19—keeps gaining momentum, making it a bigger driver of global companies’ earnings.

And the country has solidified its standing as a force in global financial markets, with a record share of initial public offerings and secondary listings in 2020, large capital inflows into stocks and bonds, and indexes that far outperformed even the U.S.’s strong showing.

The upshot is a world more reliant on China for growth than ever before. For 2020, China’s economy is expected to account for 16.8% of global gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation, according to forecasts by Moody’s Analytics. That’s up from 14.2% in 2016, before the U.S. and China entered a trade war. The U.S. is expected to make up 22.2%, virtually unchanged from 22.3% in 2016.

China’s 2020 increase in its share of global GDP—1.1 percentage points—is its largest in a single year since at least the 1970s.

The country is scheduled to report fourth-quarter and annual growth on Jan. 18, a moment that’s likely to confirm its ascendancy.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-economy-powers-ahead-while-the-rest-of-the-world-reels-11610552422
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Its almost like we arent winning . Imagine that .
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their bioweapon works
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>>770422
I take it english isn't you first language, Chen.
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>>773964
as if people didn't know
covid is a trial run. Wait till china makes a virus that targets anyone not genetically chinese
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Okay let's get it out of the way: The west is terrified of the prospect of china becoming an economic superpower, even if it's unlikely anytime soon. If it does happen they are unstoppable and we end up being forced to adapt our laws and ways of life to meet them in such obvious ways it'd be like if the nazis actually won and you all spoke German and ate soubrette for the rest of your lives as if you'd never remember what the world was like before. There's a great deal of thucydides trap here; we'll probably go to war with china for various reasons like their inevitable invasion of Taiwan or trying to annex Russian or Indian territories but the ulterior motive will be just to shin kick them back into being a shitty 3rd world country and keep them there. Do a treaty of Versailles type thing so they're so sanctioned they can't even fart without bark about it.

But they're only getting there through underhanded and dishonest practises that would make Hitler or Pol Pott blush, while they try to pass themselves off as a reputable business partner. There is absolutely no business success in the modern China, or ever since the communist takeover that has been conducted in a honest fashion. China does not deal in meritocracy. Even if they created the cure for cancer, drink it even within seconds of sucking the big one down and you recover, I wouldn't take it especially since it's more or less likely be created through inhuman treatment of various undesirables and kompromat style bullying tactics.

This is why China should be opposed. They will cheat, lie and steal, employ racist rhetoric and play the victim card when they face ay criticism, sink business associates into debt on a whim, censor the past when it embarrasses them and don't think twice about treating their citizens like statistics. This is a proven historical pattern and especially since Mao.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly blamed President Donald Trump for the deadly riot at the Capitol, saying the mob was “fed lies” and that the president and others “provoked” those intent on overturning Democrat Joe Biden’s election.

Ahead of Trump's historic second impeachment trial, McConnell's remarks were his most severe and public rebuke of the outgoing president. The GOP leader is setting a tone as Republicans weigh whether to convict Trump on the impeachment charge that will soon be sent over from the House: “incitement of insurrection.”

“The mob was fed lies," McConnell said. “They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like.”

The Republican leader vowed a “safe and successful” inauguration of Biden on Wednesday at the Capitol, where final preparations were underway amid heavy security.

Trump's last full day in office Tuesday was also senators’ first day back since the deadly Capitol siege and since the House voted to impeach him for his role in the riots — an unparalleled time of transition as the Senate prepares for the second impeachment trial in two years and presses ahead with the confirmation of Biden's Cabinet.

Three new Democratic senators-elect are set to be sworn into office Wednesday shortly after Biden's inauguration, giving the Democrats the barest majority, a 50-50 Senate chamber. The new vice president, Kamala Harris, will swear them in and serve as an eventual tie-breaking vote.

https://news.yahoo.com/trumps-trial-bidens-cabinet-picks-164450719.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk
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>>773686
>But why use one with such an obvious flaw, cell phones exist

the brain the size of a peanut, strikes. and would they cells be hard encrypted?
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>>773686
Are you serious? Are you seriously asking why a global power would have a direct, uninterrupted and unbroken land line to other global powers?
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>>773988
theyre in our country, they dont get privacy
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>>773613
Man McConnell must ber eally fucking pissed about georgia.
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>>773704

If only he had a spine at any point of Trump's hijacking (and destruction) of the GOP at any point in the previous four years instead of waiting until three days before Trump leaving the White House. What a fucking hero this guy.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017, making her one of the few transgender people serving in elected or appointed positions nationwide. She won past confirmation by the Republican-majority Pennsylvania Senate and has emerged as the public face of the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability — and meet the public health needs of our country in this critical moment and beyond,” Biden said in a statement. “She is a historic and deeply qualified choice to help lead our administration’s health efforts.”

A graduate of Harvard and of Tulane Medical School, Levine is president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. She’s written in the past on the opioid crisis, medical marijuana, adolescent medicine, eating disorders and LGBTQ medicine.

“Her nomination is groundbreaking and shows the Biden administration will choose the most qualified individuals to lead our nation regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity,” Annise Parker, former Houston mayor and president & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Institute, said in a statement. “Dr. Levine is making history and will transform Americans’ perceptions of trans people when she takes office and begins to work on their behalf.”
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i want to be a woman, but i'm just as ugly a man as he is, so i'll pass.

If i can't be at least a woman who looks 1/2 decent like my mom, i never will be a woman:>(
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>>773914
>Trump is just a symbol of them who are arrogant

Arrogant----ignorant

get a brane you poor victim moran!
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>>773936
>get a brane you poor victim moran


Says the low IQ that cant spell brain
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>>773914
"Me smart, you stupid! *OW* Why stupid hit with club!?"

Rock em sock em robots.
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Dr Levine led the ineffective response to the pandemic. The fact that the doctor's transgenderism will give fuel to those inclined to reject all that the Biden team do out of hand is a sign of how blind the Democrats are to the demands of the moment.

The first goal should be to end the pandemic, not to further the cause of these unfortunate people.

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US suffers more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours
More than 4,000 people died in the US on Thursday, Johns Hopkins University data shows – a world record daily toll, and the first time it has passed 4,000.

In 24 hours, 4,085 Americans died, according to the data, while nearly 275,000 cases were confirmed.

The virus is surging in several states, with California hit particularly hard, reporting on Thursday a record two-day total of 1,042 coronavirus deaths. Skyrocketing caseloads there are threatening to force hospitals to ration care and essentially decide who lives and who dies.

“Folks are gasping for breath. Folks look like they’re drowning when they are in bed right in front of us,” said Dr Jeffrey Chien, an emergency room physician at Santa Clara Valley Regional Medical Center, urging people to do their part to help slow the spread. “I’m begging everyone to help us out because we aren’t the front line. We’re the last line.”

Meanwhile, the number of Americans who have had their first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine climbed to at least 5.9 million on Thursday, a one-day gain of about 600,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hundreds of millions will need to be vaccinated to stop the coronavirus.
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>>771574
It’s funny how the people who just care so much about people and want everyone to be healthy and safe from this virus are also the ones vehemently wishing for others to be hurt. You’re a pathetic worm. A fucking rat snake. I’m not going to wish any ill on you because I’m not a scumbag, Though even if I wanted to it’s not necessary, you’re already suffering because you have to live with yourself
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>>772231
>he thinks hospitals are run like any other business

ask me how i know your sister-wife is about to bring you dinner
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>>771136
The thing I love about 4Chan is that you're free to call people pussy faggots to your heart's content before you die choking on your own blood, on a gurney in a hospital corridor, whilst frantically attempting to have one last wank but not being able to because you have ED You fucking fag. Lol.
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"The scope of ancient Western philosophy included the problems of philosophy as they are understood today; but it also included many other disciplines, such as pure mathematics and natural sciences such as physics, astronomy, and biology (Aristotle, for example, wrote on all of these topics)."

Why the fuck would we stop 2000 years of progress. How the fuck do you expect to stop it.
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https://youtu.be/mSwYs6zB6TI

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Haspel did not articulate the reason for her departure, which comes on the last full day of Trump’s presidency!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2021/01/19/cia-director-gina-haspel-announces-resignation/?sh=749edbb67cf2
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>>773589
>https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/angela-merkel-resigns-germany-chancellor-cdu-coalition-replacement-eu-a8606461.html

But she is still there for now?
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Tucker Carlson revealed that his sources inform him soon-to-be Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has informed President Donald Trump that he will be “much more likely” to convict President Trump on the baseless impeachment rushed through by the U.S. House of Representatives if he chooses to pardon Wikileaks whistleblower Julian Assange.

So what does Assange have on McConnell?
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>>773605
>The judge gave all parties until Jan. 27, absent an appeal by Maxwell’s lawyers over the redacted portions, to unseal and make public a voluminous number of documents.
>The documents include the names and testimony of people who until now have been known as Doe 1 and Doe 2
>https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article248600605.html


Its going to come out at long last
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>>773587
>>773698
Schizo Americans can't stop projecting their garbage politics onto the rest of the world.

The Dutch government resigned over their harsh treatment of people who made errors in their child benefit application form. These people were labeled frauds, sometimes years after the fact and had to pay back the entire received sum.
Americans can't even comprehend that this would cause a government to resign; fucking poor people over is the only thing their politicians ever do.

Why am I even trying to argue with you lunatics.
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>>773585
what's his gotta do with the mortal kombat ninja who wants everyone to rent stuff they already own?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-pardons-final-days/2021/01/17/7a57969c-5905-11eb-a976-bad6431e03e2_story.html
I really wish he'd just do a blanket pardon for all non-violent drug offenders or just mandate marijuana is not a criminal drug at the federal level
why can't he just do one thing I asked for end his presidency on a good note and just decrease the american prison population by a lot
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>>773869 (You)
Pure Dunning-Kruger bullshit.

> t. every other major country that is a signatory to the "treaty" that has legalized.

Just shut the fuck up, (You) stupid shit. You're more brain damaged than any "druggie." But, at least they have an excuse. Unlike (You)
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>>773989
Well, they're secret in the sense that they aren't announced, but they aren't secret in the sense that they aren't printed and filed and susceptible to a FOIA request.

But you do have to basically guess that the secret pardon exists in order to make the request, of course, and FOIA requests are notoriously slow things so it could be months before you hear back.
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>>773233
pardoning Lil Wayne is a deceptive tactic to fool blacks into thinking pro-gun laws and criminal reform will benefit them when really it's a poor ruse to shroud efforts to bolster extremist militia groups. he's playing with his base's opponent fanning the flames of animosity burgeoning among our ongoing peasant conflicts.

teasing that gold plated Glock in the face of the world to make guns glamorous as if to say 'don't you want one too?'

not only that, he showed us how weak our police force can be with his insurrection making everyone feel incredily insecure and providing a false solution to their insecurity - arming themselves.
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>>773993
There are FOIA requests that were filed against trump in 2017 that were just granted (partially) in 2020. I'm sure there are others that haven't been granted. Yet. That might change rapidly for at least some of them after today.

Point being, FOIA requests can take a couple of years to process through the system. There are a number of factors (such as intelligence reviews & censoring), but obvioously which political party is in power is bigly.
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We must not underestimate the low intelligence of Americans, who believe in Creationism rather than evolutionism in 60% of adults. Trump is just a symbol of them who are arrogant and have low logical thinking.
His supporters, who are easily deceived by conspiracy theories and fake that is convenient for them, are also victims of inadequate low-level education.
What they need is not punishment, exclusion, criticism or neglect, i.e., hatred, but media/science literacy, problem-solving ability, treatment of delusional personality disorder by psychotherapy and counseling, i.e., love.

"Emotions Self-Responsibility Theory"

https://babylonbee.com/news/kamala-harris-wondering-if-she-can-start-25th-amendment-proceedings-now-or-has-to-wait-until-january-20th
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>>773340
Not while she's VP, at least. She has less power there than she had in previous position, by far, aside from the whole tie-breaking vote thing, which is clearly just going to be party-line, as that's all she really knows.

But yeah. I doubt she’s mature enough that she can see the difference between Margret Thatcher and Hillary Clinton, as national grandmothers, isn’t a matter of differences in their policies, so much as their approach to people. I somewhat doubt she will ever reach that point in her life, especially if she decides to react to all the shade being thrown her way, in kind.

Societies usually survive the bad management of cruel rule of mother wolves, and she isn’t getting more than a partial term. Just, clearly, such a beast can’t effectively resolve conflicts she can’t kill, without their children’s help. This is the lesson Princess Mononoke has taught nearly all of America for generations now, so we have no excuse not to be ready.
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>>769233
It's cuz he's OLD. Like really OLD. Same thing was said about John Mccain and Caribou Barbie.
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>>773991
McCain's laughable selection of VP kind of killed his campaign.

...His first choice was former Democrat Joe Lieberman. Which, while woulda hurt him with the GOP, probably woulda swung the unaffiliated, even if it would have been just as good as evidence he had lost it. His handlers pushed Palin on him instead.

Biden would have lost the same way here, if any other Republican had been nominated in 2016. As it was, Trump gave rise to Harris.
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>>773992
Kamala's not much better than Palin tbh, especially with her joker nervous laugh. She just gets really good press. Palin didn't even say half the shit attributed to her.
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>>773999
She's certainly more experienced and professional than Palin, though when it comes down to it, I suspect Palin was the better person, if not the better politician, and just as blinded by her loyalties.

To the original joke, Palin would be the better school teacher and mother. Kamala might actually be the better warrior though, issue being, her situation is likely going to call for more of the former spirit than the latter, if she ever ends up on that throne, and there isn't a world war already in progress.

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DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An American graphic designer is being deported from the Indonesian resort island of Bali over her viral tweets that celebrated it as a low-cost, queer-friendly place for foreigners to live.

Kristen Antoinette Gray arrived in Bali in January 2020 and wound up staying through the coronavirus pandemic. Her posts on Twitter, including comparisons between Bali and Los Angeles and links to buy her e-book, began going viral in Indonesia on Sunday.

Gray’s posts were considered to have “disseminated information disturbing to the public,” which was the basis for her deportation, said Jamaruli Manihuruk, chief of the Bali regional office for the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.

A statement from the office cited her descriptions of Bali providing comfort for LGBT and being easily accessible during the pandemic. It also referenced tweets with links to her e-book, which had direct links to agents who could help foreigners move to the island.

Many Indonesian social media users were furious that she was showing off living and working in Bali without a proper business visa.

Gray and her partner, Saundra Michelle Alexander, are currently in immigration detention while waiting for a flight to the United States.
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good
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>>773977
>descriptions of Bali providing comfort for LGBT and being easily accessible during the pandemic
So are those true or false?
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>>773983
It’s LGBT friendly, just not for privileged Americans
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>>773983
>Comfort for lgbt
True
>easily accessible during the pandemic
Not anymore

Dominion Voting Systems, one of the biggest U.S. election equipment manufacturers and the subject of numerous incoherent conspiracy theories after the 2020 election, has sued lawyer Sidney Powell, who represented President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election’s results, for defamation. Dominion is requesting damages of more than $1.3 billion, saying it has spent millions on security for its employees and damage control to its reputation, and risks losses of future business.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/dominion-sues-trump-lawyer-sidney-powell-defamation-seeks-1-3-n1253464?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

Read the full lawsuit, it's a blast.

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.225699/gov.uscourts.dcd.225699.1.0_2.pdf
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>>773958
>Not half of the GOP, let alone half the right.
Neither are his base
>No such thing on this Earth.
This is my point
>Depending how things go today
I doubt the inauguration is particularly relevant unless something extreme happens which i doubt.
>It's going to be a very long, slow, decline.
The decline has been ongoing for a very long time now.
Election fraud and the devaluing of the US institutions is not an issue that is new, both are a constant that have been getting worse.
>No one can untangle themselves
The fear of economic self destruction has never prevented Elites from doing something.
>Easier to give power than to take it back
Don't pretend like the president and the democrats didn't have the power to get rid of it, it is blatantly obvious that they didn't want to get rid of it.
>Something Biden has warned

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>>773958
>Easier to give power than to take it back
As it stands the Patriot act is expired, clearly disproving this.
Of course it was a move by Trump to gain favor but he was the only President, to my knowledge, who was willing to do it, I'm 99% certain that Biden will reimplement the patriot act.
Or do something worse like what trump did in august 2019
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>>773975
>The fear of economic self destruction has never prevented Elites from doing something.
Pretty much the only thing that has ever stopped them.

>The decline has been ongoing for a very long time now.
...and if COVID and Trump still aren't enough to instantly finish it off... Nation has a long ways to go. (Though in a few hours, we'll see if the nation takes another shot to the heart - but yes, however unlikely.)

>obvious that they didn't want to get rid of it.
Yes, oddly people don't like to relinquish power, particularly when they are in a situation that is constantly going into the shitter. It's not as if only the GOP has to follow the rules of human motivation.

>Spouting empty platitudes is what politicians always do.
More of a parental do as I say and not what I do thing. They'll use them when they work for them, then forget them when they don't.

>Unlike with normal laws and taxes the patriot act needs constant positive acceptance by the ruling elite
Well, you do need the majority of congress to actually get rid of it. They did, at least, let some of it expire.

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>>773979
>Pretty much the only thing that has ever stopped them.
This is obviously untrue, the Elites as in those at the upper echelon of society are in no danger from the collapse of an empire, they profit from it.
The most recent relatively relevant example would be the USSR wherein the Elites made extreme profits as the USSR collapsed into Russia.
>Yes, oddly people don't like to relinquish power
So we agree?
No party in power so far has ever had the desire to remove it, this was my point.
>More of a parental do as I say and not what I do thing
I'll agree to disagree, you seem to hold much more favor for Biden than i do.
>Doubt it. It's even less popular in his voting block than his opposition's.
I don't think this matters, either he will bring it back as it was all these years or he is going to follow Trumps example and enshrine it into law.
> as it relates to COVID or perhaps the congressional raid
Absolutely the raid as pointless as it was, was the death nail for the republic and i believe the infringement of rights following it will surpass the Patriot Act.
Not to mention the way COVID is dealt with is utter cancer.
But admittedly this might be me being overly pessimistic
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>>773994
>This is obviously untrue, the Elites as in those at the upper echelon of society are in no danger from the collapse of an empire
I think you are under the misapprehension that there is a single, united panel of elites, rather than several groups of elites with mixed interests, still largely split between the east and west, though usually with overlapping interests in each.

The US, in particular, is highly valued by western elites, as it is the sword and shield of said western world and keeper of the standard reserve. Various other elites have a vested interest in its downfall, or at least its weakening.

Now, there are several elites and groups there of who would benefit from the downfall of one empire or another, and could weather or even profit from the downfall of several, but their interests conflict with those who are more vested in them, retaliation is always a thing, and sometimes those opposing groups have overlapping interests that depend on one another.

Most importantly, as Frank Herbert put it: “The Spice Must Flow!” All the elites have a motivation to keep the global markets running smoothly as possible, crashing them only according to carefully, hotly debated schedule.

They are in a MAD situation as well, theirs is just more complex. A lot of them promote this model of peace through mutual dependency as a matter of principle (you’ll hear some of them give speeches about it from time to time).

Sounds a little like this:
https://youtu.be/yuBe93FMiJc?t=30


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Navalny’s team releases investigation into Putin’s 100-billion ruble ‘palace’ in Gelendzhik

https://meduza.io/en/news/2021/01/19/navalny-s-team-releases-investigation-into-putin-s-100-billion-ruble-palace-in-gelendzhik
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>>773783
>Americans think being deceitful/scamming/using people is bad

Unless they happen to be [INSERT INCORRECT POLITICAL/LIFESTYLE CHOICE AND/OR RACE/SEX/SEXUALITY/BODYTYPE/PIZZA TOPPING HERE] Then anything short of exterminating them is considered too nice, and for doing anything but exterminating them you are also a bad person who needs to be exterminated.
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$1,352,300,000 USD at current rates

So... 1.35 billion US dollars. Why does this figure seem awfully fanciful, not to mention the round hundred billion seem designed for attention?

I mean shit lol the DoD literally doesn't rate Russia as a threat in their secret documents, but you have to get the people to believe Russia, a country with a GDP less than Australia, is still a gigantic geopolitical and military threat, lol.
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>>773543
>elections that don't matter
Are you talking metaphorically as in no matter who gets elected it's all the same shit?
Where are you from?
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>>773769
>their wealth
That's debatable
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>>773792
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https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/jan/19/parler-website-partially-returns-with-support-from-russian-owned-technology-firm

P a r l e r, the social network popular with Donald Trump supporters, has partially returned online with the help of a R u s s i a n-owned technology company.

The network vanished from the internet after it was dropped by Amazon’s hosting arm and other partners over a lack of moderation after its users called for violence and posted videos glorifying the attack on the US Capitol on 6 January.

On Monday, P a r l e r’s website was reachable again, though only with a message from its chief executive, John "Lev" Matze, saying he was working to restore functionality.

DDoS-Guard’s other clients include the Russian ministry of defense, as well as media org in Moscow. Until recently, it offered 8 k u n – which was previously known as 8 c h a n – protection from DDoS. Last week, DDoS-Guard became the latest company to cut ties with 8 k u n’s hosting company, V a n w a T e c h, following inquiries from the Guardian.
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>>773815
>Stoking the dead horse that is the left/right paradigm
VINALLY I fucking found a useful piece:
http://www.rationalrevolution.net/articles/redefining_the_political_spectru.htm
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>>773772
>Terrorist
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Putin's a much better troll than tRump.

Much smarter, and therefore, 100x more dangerous.
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>>773199
>Twitter competitor finds alternate hosting when blackballed instead of just giving up
Social media is for retards
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We must not underestimate the low intelligence of Americans, who believe in Creationism rather than evolutionism in 60% of adults. Trump is just a symbol of them who are arrogant and have low logical thinking.
His supporters, who are easily deceived by conspiracy theories and fake that is convenient for them, are also victims of inadequate low-level education.
What they need is not punishment, exclusion, criticism or neglect, i.e., hatred, but media literacy, problem-solving ability, treatment of delusional personality disorder by psychotherapy and counseling, i.e., love.

"Emotions Self-Responsibility Theory"




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