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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 12:33 PM
    So, the FBI Director just testified to Congress that he had a scope (although, he was a little unsure). But seriously, I don't practice as often as I once did, but I could EASILY hit a balloon at 150 yards with an AR-15 without a scope. Probably 9 times outta 10 depending on the wind (which was low that day). I think the more likely scenario of failure was not the shot itself, but that some local law enforcement guy or some crowd member interupted his ability to even get onto the roof. In that case, the story would have been, "A gunman attempted to sneak an AR-15 into Trump rally".
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 10:36 AM
    Sure. But none of that addresses jmdrake's point. If they wanted him dead, he would be. Maybe Lee Harvey Oswald was in Dealey Plaza and maybe he wasn't, but in any case there was more than one gunman. They wanted Kennedy dead and he died. They obviously wanted something or none of it would have happened. Let's look at some other history. Bush's friend John Hinckley's retarded son popped Reagan with a .22. Of course it didn't kill him. But it seems to have sent him a message. He was a willing dupe for everything from Iran-Contra to Star Wars from then forward. Perhaps that's a relevant sample of their psychotic past behavior to consider. Reagan and Trump have something in common. No other Republican presidents in my lifetime have managed to lay claim on the unthinking affection of GOP voters that they did. That gives an attention whore ideas that they don't need to listen to the people who put them where they are any more. Those of us with eyes to see how he was sold to us in 2016 know Trump is on the reservation. But that doesn't mean they couldn't make up their minds to take steps to keep him there.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 10:11 AM
    So, their experience has shown them that failures don't get punished. I really don't think the intention was for the kid to miss, but if that low probability did happen, they'd go into CYA mode like they are now with no (or very low) repercussions. That's not a difficult shot and if Trump didn't turn his head, that's a direct hit. Brains blown out on live TV right before the convention. Then, calls for national unity. Some other puppet for the MIC takes over, civil unrest is quelled. More power and wealth gets transferred to government to "ensure our safety". And a whole host of other horrors that exist in that timeline. But a low probability failure?? You get exactly what you're seeing now. Administrative CYA, plausible deniability, shake-ups on the DNC (which most likely would have happened anyway, but in a different way), and a push to move on. Also, I've watched The Boys. The last season really jumped the shark - they even had to put disclaimers on the last episode because it tracked too closely to real events. :)
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 09:59 AM
    So far, pretty frustrating how each agency limits their scope to one piece or another. It allows them to deflect responsibility entirely.
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    Today, 09:31 AM
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 AM
    To be clear, I think speculation is ok for these forums as long as we clearly state it as such. We just need to be cautious. It tends to send people down erroneous rabbit holes when it's thrown out there like some kind of revelation. I have seen no credible evidence for a second shooter, a shattered teleprompter, anyone on the water tower, or the involvement of Maxwell Yearick. I HAVE seen lots of evidence of head-scratching security lapses that coincided with a 20-year old kid that somehow negotiated his way through them.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 AM
    Unlike the Gretchen Whitmer set up, though, dead men tell no tales. And you're relying on government to investigate government to undercover the links. Meanwhile, they've covered their tracks so that no one other than a government agency would be able to find the connections.
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    Today, 08:18 AM
    Have you ever read the book, Nudge, by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler? Their concept they ironically dubbed, "libertarian paternalism", was highly touted by Barack Obama. Anyway, in that book, they suggest that you only to give nudges and allow people to operate according to the incentives you've laid before them. And it's up to governments to lay out the incentives that work to government's favor. Anyway, back to this case, just to show a conspiratorial way this would be done. They have an impressionable kid on SSRI's that visits a gun range. <Side anecdote, I went to a gun range outside of DC in my teens and I was approached by strangers there that wanted to chat about my political beliefs (I had LP license plates on my truck) - not saying they were agents, but they looked like agents. I even made friends with a guy and we'd meet up there to shoot together until he got too pushy and got angry at me for missing some times that he wanted to shoot. Then, he ghosted me entirely and I never saw him again. Could have just been an asshole.> Anyway, they have records of this kid's medical diagnoses, they have records of his range visits and they have records of his online activity. They don't need to ORDER him to do anything, nor do they need to give him the right weapons. The asset will figure that stuff out on his own. They only need to give the proper nudges. "Did you know Trump's having a rally in Butler?" Kid looks up the rally. "I heard the security is so lax at that place - no one's even gonna be watching that AGR building". Agent tracks his phone and sees that the kid is doing recon, so he reports back. They coordinate an opening at the AGR building and let the kid do his thing. Again, not saying this is how it happened, but it very easily could have.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 AM
    Nah, I said it earlier in the thread... They want to run against Kamala, but they're worried about another shift in candidate at the convention. They know the Kamala thing is going to go bust - the media and talking heads can promote her now, but it'll all fall apart once she has to think on her feet. She'll flub some interview or questions somewhere and then there will be a break of some Dems questioning whether she's really the best nominee to beat Trump. And then others will join. They'll start to talk about making it an open convention to allow the delegates to "vote their conscience in the most democratic way to ensure democracy". That's when the sleeper comes in (I'm STILL saying Michelle, but Hillary or even Susan Rice will do) to be drafted. All of this will happen in the next month. The GOP knows that Kamala will have a better chance at the convention if she's the incumbent. They also know that the Dems are unlikely to invoke the 25th, but it puts pressure on them to keep defending Kamala. You can trust that the political consultants on the GOP side have recommended this strategy.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    In any case it's purely a political concern. Both Biden and Harris are plainly equally brain dead and just as obviously both figureheads for the same faction of the cabal. It makes no practical difference, unless they just want her in place so she can curtail some of the more nakedly destructive policies and make herself look better than Biden.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 07:45 AM
    Both Sides of the Uniparty Coin are rubbing our noses in their incompetence and chutzpah.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 AM
    There you go. When we say he didn't act alone, this is what we mean...
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 AM
    Projection. I can look at new evidence that doesn't support my theories. You're the one who can't even see this already sitting right under your nose:
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 06:29 AM
    I wasn't endorsing anything. I was just fixing faulty embeds.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 06:08 AM
    Guys, please be careful with this stuff... http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?567345-Trump-shot-at-Rally&p=7243590#post7243590 The assassination attempt was bad enough without mixing up all sorts of false inferences.
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  • Todd's Avatar
    Today, 06:03 AM
    speaking of which....I follow Angela on Facebook and X. Are we ever lifting her ban?
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    Today, 06:01 AM
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  • Todd's Avatar
    Today, 06:00 AM
    I lived in Goods district for many years. Very rural and large swath of central western Va and some parts of Charlottesville area. Good is about as good as you can get for a congress critter. He's as close as you can get to a Massie or Paul in my state. Trump has no clue. This is some stupid shit.
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    Today, 05:59 AM
    CaptUSA replied to a thread Kamala thread in U.S. Political News
    I'm sorry... I keep coming back to this clip for some reason.
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    Today, 05:58 AM
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    Today, 05:45 AM
    Because they already have communism.
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    Today, 02:52 AM
    https://x.com/MsMelChen/status/1815886579052732544
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    Today, 02:49 AM
    Well, you see, there's this duality to the nature of democracy ... https://x.com/OwenGregorian/status/1815932439849755060 1815932439849755060
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    Today, 02:37 AM
    https://x.com/MidnightMitch/status/1815915238941942271 1815915238941942271
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    Today, 02:35 AM
    https://x.com/VP/status/1815835328587985100 https://x.com/beinlibertarian/status/1815837479167222242
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    Today, 02:31 AM
    https://x.com/3YearLetterman/status/1815884823434526817 1815884823434526817
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    Today, 02:22 AM
    https://x.com/RAZ0RFIST/status/1816022161846591550
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    Today, 01:44 AM
    :eyes: https://x.com/beinlibertarian/status/1815839434283110523 1815839434283110523
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    Today, 01:29 AM
    Also by Matt Walsh: THREAD: "Am I Racist?" (2024 documentary)
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by acptulsa on 07-02-2017 at 08:46 AM
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So, you take a sniff, mistake an anti-Fed argument for a minimum wage argument, and jump off board? Do you think victims of inflation and the systematic destruction of manufacturing jobs should be stripped of the right to vote, but corporations should get to vote even though they are things, not people? You say government is the problem, not the corporations, but I don't see you acknowledging who or what it is that is paying the lobbyists to make the particular bribes they make.

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Did a delay in response give the gunman more time? Cops face questions over why it took three hours for SWAT teams to storm Orlando nightclub as police chief admits officers may have shot some of the VICTIMS

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by acptulsa on 09-23-2012 at 10:16 AM
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I just can't decide who to vote for in the presidential race. They're both just so perfect! I can't believe it. Things are just going so well I never considered firing the president, but this Romney guy is just such a temptation!

Romney promises us more war. Obama promised us just the opposite, but that's ok, because he saw Dubya's two wars and raised us three police actions. I think that's a wonderful thing, and can't wait for the next one. I heard somewhere that with six you

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Once upon a time, there was a thing called the Interstate Commerce Commission. It was founded to prevent kamikaze capitalism amongst railroads in a day when their efficiencies and primitive technology pretty much guaranteed them a monopoly in viable transportation.

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