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    Today, 10:39 AM
    You mean like the NatSocs of AIPAC? So don't imbibe the ideas you don't like. Short of Russia buying votes (And USSR/Russia have done this) or stuffing the ballot-box, rabid populism, propaganda, and soap-boxing voters to the ballots are democratic stigmata - they're signs the Republic is no more representative of the people than an orgiastic, mob rule of idiocy. USG should have no further, formal authority regulating where ideas originate, or which ideas sweep the nation and when. We don't need to surrender that liberty in total, "freedom of information" has already been pinched by the censors and lame-brain media tools. Short of total censorship, how can the State prevent foreign manipulations? It cannot.
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    Today, 10:12 AM
    Let's ban AIPAC first. We're such hypocrites. We've been publicly manipulating elections and backing coup d'etat in foreign nations for at least 80 years. Hell, we and about a dozen other countries invaded Russia to halt the Marxists and force signature of Brest-Litovsk.
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    Today, 10:01 AM
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    Today, 09:44 AM
    There's no slippery slope here, the bottle was apparently unopened and everyone landed safely. Mr. Lewis was mad he didn't get any is all. And more civilized? Nope. We're not that.
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    Today, 09:28 AM
    I wonder why huwite libruls are fleeing cities and their suburbs... I thought they were the friends of minorities and middle-class folks. :rolleyes:
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    Today, 08:31 AM
    She's only saying crap like this, because government work hasn't gotten her ass anywhere, and she wants some PAC to pick her up and fling her into politics. Anyway, of course this poker would say "immigrants get their vaccines," because its job security. She probably isn't vaccinating immigrants in numbers the city or whomever want. Those are my guesses. If she really believes the overwhelming majority of immigrants to Tejas are getting their vaccines, she's completely retarded.
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    Today, 08:22 AM
    They probably thought he would cave and get a business license, so they could tax him and others on keeping trucks for parts. Lots of towns are becoming dogmatic in their codes, as more Mexicans pour in, but the city hall aren't cleaning the towns they're just plundering what they can until their terms are up. Its all about over-taxing the people so the social engineers can spend out the ass, and when reelection begins say they've "balanced the budget," "fought corruption," and "cleaned the neighborhoods." Its got nothing to do with any of that, however. Something similar's been going on in Lafayette. Our biggest, oldest mega-church is taking grant money to renovate houses in the original suburbs, then moving their own congregants into the houses in the name of Jeebus. Get out you evul poor, the power of Christ compels us to steal! These sorts of federal grants completely undermine Home/Dillon's Rule law, by tethering municipalities to "free" money.
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    Today, 01:48 AM
    The United States is reportedly tightening its visa guidelines, with the State Department providing officials with new rules to deny entry or expel visitors. According to The New York Times, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explained the changes in a cable to U.S. Embassies across the globe. Under the new rules, the State Department will assume a person with a visa lied on purpose if they do something outside the scope of what he or she told a consular officer. These actions include going to school or marrying a United States citizen, the newspaper said. The rules would make renewing a visa or obtaining a new one difficult should an individual be in this scenario, the Times noted.The American Immigration Lawyers Association’s associate director of government relations described the new guidance as “a significant policy change.” “If someone comes to the U.S. as a tourist, falls in love and gets married within 90 days and then applies for a green card, this means the application would be denied,” Diane Rish told the Times. More at: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/351298-us-tightening-rules-for-visas-report
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    Today, 01:32 AM
    No you want to prevent businesses and corporations (groups you disagree with) from speaking, that is no different from AntiFa's position. We need less controls on speech not more, if you don't like the influence of businesses and corporations then compete with them, find or form your own group and lobby and campaign for candidates that support your beliefs, if the government can limit the ability of corporations to engage in political speech it can limit you and that is BAD. There is no way to force government to listen to you and forcing others not to speak will not help.
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    Today, 01:22 AM
    We are talking about speech, the voters and the legislators still hold the power. What you propose would allow the government to prevent any group from speaking as a group, the public would be relegated to speaking one at a time with little influence while the elite would wield power and influence in smoke filled back rooms. The cure for mob rule is constitutional restrictions like the Bill of Rights not letting the government limit speech.
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    Today, 12:39 AM
    Hamas on Tuesday invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to send officials to Gaza to resume control of the coastal enclave the Islamic militant group seized a decade ago.Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said his group is serious about returning power to the Western-backed Palestinian leader and called on him to respond with "practical steps." Hamas has said it will dismantle a contentious committee that has governed Gaza in recent months — answering a key Abbas demand. It has also said it is ready to hand over all government functions to Abbas and to hold elections in Gaza and the West Bank. "We extend a clear and frank invitation without obstacles for the consensus government to work in Gaza," Haniyeh said after returning from Cairo, where he and other Hamas leaders held rare talks with Egyptian officials. Hamas is in financial and political distress after years of an Israeli-Egyptian blockade as well as recent economic pressure from Abbas. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/hamas-invites-abbas-resume-control-gaza-164015454.html
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    Today, 12:15 AM
    Hepatitis A outbreak hits Los Angeles after 2 cases confirmedhttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/hepatitis-a-outbreak-los-angeles-county/
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    Today, 12:12 AM
    Turkey escalated its opposition to a Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq on Tuesday, training tank guns and rocket launchers across the southern border and saying the break-up of its neighbors could lead to global conflict.Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said in Ankara next Monday's vote posed a major risk and Turkey would take "every step" needed to thwart any similar steps in its mainly Kurdish southeast. Iraqi Kurdish authorities have defied growing international pressure to call off the vote, which Iraq's neighbors fear will fuel unrest among their own Kurdish populations. Western allies say it could detract from the fight against Islamic State. "A change that will mean the violation of Iraq's territorial integrity poses a major risk for Turkey," Canikli said. "The disruption of Syria and Iraq's territorial integrity will ignite a bigger, global conflict with an unseen end." Kurds in north Syria, like those in Iraq, have capitalized on the turmoil in both countries to consolidate a degree of autonomy. Washington has supported Syrian Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State, despite Turkish protests. Turkish troops dug in on the southern border on Tuesday and turned their weapons toward Kurdish-run northern Iraq. Tanks and rocket launchers mounted on armored vehicles faced the Iraqi frontier, about 2 km (one mile) away. Mechanical diggers tore up agricultural fields for the army to set up positions in the flat, dry farmlands. The military drill, launched without warning on Monday, is due to last until Sept. 26, Turkish military sources said, a day after the planned referendum. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/turkish-tanks-trained-northern-iraq-show-force-ahead-103743955.html
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    Today, 12:08 AM
    The lawyer who beat President Obama’s recess appointment power grab is now the Trump administration’s top courtroom attorney, after the Senate on Tuesday confirmed Noel Francisco to be solicitor general. He’ll now oversee the administration’s legal strategy as it prepares for one of the most momentous Supreme Court terms in memory, with President Trump’s travel ban and landmark religious liberty and voting rights cases already on the docket. The 50-47 confirmation vote split along party lines, suggesting Democrats’ attempts to obstruct Mr. Trump’s nominees continues despite new pledges of bipartisan cooperation this month. Mr. Francisco will jump right into a number of heavy legal battles, with the new Supreme Court term opening in just a few weeks and Mr. Trump facing across-the-board legal challenges to his agenda. Jonathan Turley, law professor at George Washington University, said the confirmation will also bring needed relief to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been leading the Justice Department with “a truly skeleton staff.” Mr. Francisco will now be able to help shape courtroom strategy for the department. More at: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/19/senate-confirms-donald-trumps-solicitor-general-no/
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    Today, 12:02 AM
    How about we start with this one: She is domestic and a broad.
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    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    My guess is that somebody wanted to buy some or all of his cars at fire sale prices.
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    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    She looks like Merkel to me:
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    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    They work hard - when there's porno to be watched, or stupid jokes to be made.
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    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    Maybe someone called her a slut once, or even - asked her out. :eek:
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    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    There's really nothing like entrapment is there?
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    Yesterday, 11:03 PM
    I think it was an inside joke or insult at worst. She said so herself, "we worked hard to get the right Russian word." yeah right
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    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    That is what I never figured out, so I just wondered instead of making it my opinion.
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    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    Lee (the orange X) is making a come back:
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    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    I always wondered if that "mistake" was really some kind of coded message.
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    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    If you give government the power to abolish political parties you give them the power to dictate politics and prohibit political speech and association, you will come to regret it. With instant run off voting people will no longer need to vote for "the lesser of two evils", they can make that their second choice, then they will find out just how electable Libertarian or Constitution party candidates are, even with the current "Major" party bias of the law 3rd parties would quickly qualify, if the voters still elect scum then nothing will help.
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    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    No no: the Party (Boss) System - abolish it. We will organize and associate just fine without their organized apparatus. There's nothing wrong with IRV, but it means nothing if the Party System is still in place. At best, people will still vote for the Devils They Know. At worst, you'll end up with a multiplicity of parties controlled by the same caucuses of special intrigues as the two we've got now. qft so Abolish the Party System, and watch their leverage in the Congress evaporate. This isn't a freedom of association issue, its a cut out the rot issue.
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    Yesterday, 10:17 PM
    Researchers have devised malware that can jump airgaps by using the infrared capabilities of an infected network's surveillance cameras to transmit data to and from attackers. The malware prototype could be a crucial ingredient for attacks that target some of the world's most sensitive networks. Militaries, energy producers, and other critical infrastructure providers frequently disconnect such networks from the Internet as a precaution. In the event malware is installed, there is no way for it to make contact with attacker-controlled servers that receive stolen data or issue new commands. Such airgaps are one of the most basic measures for securing highly sensitive information and networks. The proof-of-concept malware uses connected surveillance cameras to bridge such airgaps. Instead of trying to use the Internet to reach attacker-controlled servers, the malware weaves passwords, cryptographic keys, and other types of data into infrared signals and uses a camera's built-in infrared lights to transmit them. A nearby attacker then records the signals with a video camera and later decodes embedded secrets. The same nearby attackers can embed data into infrared signals and beam them to an infected camera, where they're intercepted and decoded by the network malware. The covert channel works best when attackers have a direct line of sight to the video camera, but non-line-of-sight communication is also possible in some cases. Researchers at Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Shamoon College of Engineering said the malware establishes a two-way channel that attackers can use to communicate with compromised networks even when they're air-gapped. The covert channel can transmit data from a video camera to an attacker at 20 bits per second and from an attacker transmitter to a video camera at 100 bits per second. When more than a camera is used in the attacks the bit-rate may be increased further. More at: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/attackers-can-use-surveillance-cameras-to-grab-data-from-air-gapped-networks/ I've read about systems that use a computers fans and mics as well
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